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Vol. 6, No. 49

News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

School Board considers impact of redistricting

Stephanie Grinnell / The Forecaster

Harpswell Town Administrator Kristi Eiane enters the water treatment building at Mitchell Field Monday during a site walk with selectmen.

Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures By Stephanie Grinnell HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building. Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none of the buildings may meet current codes and all will require a See page 26

Mitchell Field Implementation Committee member Karin Blake looks over generators left behind by the U.S. Navy at its former fuel depot.

By Stephanie Grinnell BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow closes, students in K-2 will by divided between Coffin and Jordan Acres while all students in grades 3-5 will go to Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. Several options for redistricting were presented to the board during a regular meeting Nov. 10. Some options were straight lines dividing the town into east and west sections, while others divided the town into north and

south. Still others would allow children in some neighborhoods to walk to the school of their choice. During Wednesday’s workshop, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski presented the options along with information about the impact of moving students. The school board is still considering if students from Longfellow will be the only ones moved or if redistricting will result in Coffin and Jordan Acres students being relocated, too. Concerns about inefficient transportation routes were discussed as reasons to move students in all three schools. Perzanoski presented information previously requested by

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Council backs new $1.1M bond, refinancing of others By Alex Lear BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to borrow $1.1 million for work at Waterfront Park and other improvements, and to refinance existing debt from prior bonds. The council last month accepted a $415,000 bid from Wyman & Simpson to replace a pier and improve banking at Waterfront Park. But it did not

approve money for the work. That money, plus $35,000 in contingency funds, is part of the proposed $1.1 million bond. Also in the package is funding for projects the council has yet to approve, including about $400,000 in improvements to Waterfront Park. The funding could also cover an upgrade to the pedestrian crossing on Vine

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CMP defends ‘smart’ meters at public forum By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — Emotions ran high at a five-hour public forum Monday where more than 90 people discussed health concerns about Central Maine Power Co.’s new “smart” electrical meters, which have already

been installed on 56,000 homes and businesses. While security and fire concerns were also on the agenda for discussion, the topics had to be delayed when midnight arrived and the discussion of possible health effects had barely con-

cluded. “It’s important to recognize how intimidating these large industries can be,” Rep. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, said during the meeting. Boland introduced legislation last year that would have put warning labels on cel-

lular telephones, which use the same type of frequencies as smart meters. Her cell phone legislation failed. “There was only one Mainer who was not in the industry who testified against the warning labels,” Boland said. “That was

(Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director) Dr. Dora Anne Mills. I’m concerned money has crept into considerations in government.” The Maine CDC has released

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INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................22 Community Calendar......17

Meetings.........................17 Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................8 Out & About....................16

People & Business.........14 Police Beat.....................13 Real Estate.....................27 Sports.............................15

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MRRA gets initial OK for Molnlycke building By Stephanie Grinnell BRUNSWICK — Concerns about ownership of property before development occurs at Brunswick Naval Air Station did not keep the Planning Board from granting final site plan approval for Man United Manufacturing. Man United Manufacturing, also known as Molnlycke, announced intentions last month to create a manufacturing facility at what will be called Brunswick Landing. The company also owns Rynell in Wiscasset. Man United will manufacture medical foam to supplement operations in Wiscasset and is expected to bring more than 80 jobs to Brunswick, according to documents provided to the board. The site plan application was submitted by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which will construct the building and lease it to Man United. Planning Board member Jeff Peters said he was concerned about documentation of legal ownership of the 16-acre parcel, as well as lack of a survey. “We need to hold you to standards of a private developer,” Peters said. He said information provided to the

board is “not even close” to what is normally requested. “Nothing with the BRAC process has gone as foreseen and expected,” he said. MRRA Executive Director Steven Levesque said the application to develop the land came a little earlier than expected because the company is ready to expand. “As illustrated, we are a bit early in the process here,” he said, adding the company is making an international expansion decision and may end up in Finland if approval is not granted in Brunswick. Peters took exception to Levesque’s statement. “I didn’t mean that as a threat,” Levesque said. “It’s just reality.” He said MRRA will receive a lease prior to the public benefit conveyance from the Navy. He said there is a chance MRRA could receive the anticipated deed early as well. Peters also said the financing aspect of the application is also of concern. “How are you going to get money from a bank without title to the land? I know a rich uncle will give you the land eventually,” he said, adding there also needs

to be a subdivision plan in place before a lot of development takes place on the base. “I’m not comfortable with anything I’ve seen.” Despite Peters’ concerns, the board granted final site plan approval with several conditions. The first includes standard bans on major changes to the plan without additional board approval. Others include proper permitting from the Department of Environmental Protection, a lease in place showing ownership of the land, documentation of financing and a survey to reflect the site plan approved by the planning board. A zone change to allow non-aviation related business within a designated airport area was also requested by MRRA. Levesque said there are portions of the airport property that may be used for business unrelated to aviation, such as the “snow barn,” which is planned for use by Maine Tool & Machine. Levesque said the zoning “created an impediment for ... some of the existing buildings.” While there were some concerns about environmental impacts of potential development near the airstrip, current Federal

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Aviation Administration rules prohibit development within a certain distance of the landing strip. The FAA also prohibits gatherings of people within the flight path, leading to problems with the development of Brunswick Park and Gardens, Levesque said. “There is no amassing of people, that is what is hurting the garden,” he said. Rather than a blanket change removing the aviation qualifier, the Planning Board restricted development to existing impervious surfaces. Vice Chairwoman Margaret Wilson said the maps should be redrawn in case the landing strip is not being used to prevent development in environmentally sensitive areas. “I am not comfortable putting all of our eggs in the FAA basket,” board member Steve Walker said. “We need to be as proactive as we can be.” The board’s unanimous recommendation to amend the zone will be forwarded to the Town Council. Stephanie Grinnell can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or

Planning Board mulls request for Brunswick radio tower By Stephanie Grinnell BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board tabled a decision on a request to allow construction of an AM radio station tower in a zone where it is not currently allowed. Attorney Carrie Logan, representing First Wave Media owner Jim Bleikamp, requested an additional change to the application to allow construction of a tower with guy wires rather than a standard monopole tower, which is more expensive.

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While a freestanding monopole is the only type of tower allowed in Telecommunications Zone 2, board members said an exception could be made to allow guy wires to support the tower. The proposed location of the tower is on a former drive-in theater property on

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Cedar Beach legal costs continue to mount By Stephanie Grinnell HARPSWELL — The town is close to being on budget this calendar year, although several expenditures have exceeded or will soon exceed this year’s targets. The largest over-spending has been in the legal budget, according to Town Treasurer Margerite Kelly – about $3,000 over the $35,000 that was budgeted. Several non-recurring legal issues contributed to the increase this year, Kelly said. But most of it went into research about an easement to allow public access to Cedar Beach, Assistant Town Administrator Terri Sawyer said.

Access to Cedar Beach, on Bailey Island, is across private property owned by the Abrahamson family, Sawyer said. Another aspect being researched is the value of the easement, Kelly said. According to previously published reports, the town is seeking to establish a prescription easement to the beach – an easement established by sustained public use over a period of time. According to previous reports, Cedar Beach has been accessed by private property for as long as 80 years. The legal issue will most likely continue into next year’s budget, Kelly said.

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News briefs TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled from the wreckage by two passersby shortly before his vehicle erupted into flames. Hull was transported by a Topsham Rescue ambulance to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he died shortly thereafter. He may have suffered a medical issue prior to the crash,

Tower from page 2 Old Portland Road, across from an existing telecommunications zone. Approval will allow Bleikamp to return WCME to Brunswick airwaves, where it previously operated from the 1950s to the 1970s. Questions about adequate research of alternative sites topped concerns that went unanswered because an engineer working with First Wave Media could not attend the meeting.

according to state troopers. Southbound traffic was slowed for about two hours during the crash investigation. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Car crashes into Brunswick Walmart BRUNSWICK — A woman from Colorado was not seriously injured Thanksgiving day when she crashed her Nissan Versa into the Walmart on Tibbett’s Drive, according to police. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. and caused “extensive damage” to Andrea Kreitman’s car, as well as heavy damage to a concrete wall at Walmart. Kreitman was taken to Maine Medical

Bleikamp said there are interference issues with sharing a tower with FM radio stations. He also explained that the broadcast tower must be located near the center of town to allow WCME to broadcast evening sports games, because the Federal Communication Commission permit restricts broadcast power to 66 watts at night (but up to 1,000 watts during the day). Planning Board Vice Chairwoman Margaret Wilson said she wanted more information about interference issues before dismissing the idea of a shared

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tower. Bleikamp said AM differs from FM and said conflicting signals could be “complicating.” “‘Complicating’ isn’t enough,” Wilson said. “My understanding was we would pose a significant risk and the owner of the property was not willing to have us,” Bleikamp responded. Board member Jeff Peters said towers are supposed to be constructed to share three arrays, something Logan noted is aimed at cellular communications towers, rather than AM radio. She said AM radio normally is the only tenant of a tower. “I have concerns about moving ahead without hearing more about the technical aspects of co-habitating and the reasons why (it may not work),” board Chairman

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TOPSHAM — A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss zoning amendments to the town’s historic district. The meeting will begin at the Topsham Municipal Building at 7 p.m. The Topsham Historic District Commission is working with consultants to revise the zoning language. Letters have been sent to all residents who live inside or adjacent to the district so that the town can receive feedback about the language, according to Assistant Town Planner Rod Melanson.

Charles Frizzle said. Member Steve Walker said he does not like the idea of guy wires because of the danger to birds and bats. “Guy wires are a significant issue with birds,” he said. “They are the leading cause of bird and bat fatalities.” Board members also requested additional information about tower interference on neighbors. “It would be helpful to have an engineering statement that there won’t be TV interference,” Peters said. There was no public comment on the issue and the board will address the request again on Dec. 14. Stephanie Grinnell can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or


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Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy By Alex Lear BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath seat that had been occupied by Frances Tolan. Walton, 75, worked at Bath Junior High School – now Bath Middle School – from 1960 to 1983, starting as a teacher

and eventually becoming assistant principal. Walton’s wife, Betsy, was a teacher at the Fisher-Mitchell School in Bath. Shuttleworth said Walton received four write-in votes on Nov. 2. Tolan received the most write-in votes in Arrowsic, nine, while Marie James, a recently retired foreign language teacher, received eight write-in votes in Bath. Shuttleworth said the day after the election that Tolan and James declined to be on the School Board. “I think it’s one of the hardest jobs in

Lions Club may form in Bath By Alex Lear BATH — The City of Ships may soon have its own Lions Club. Resident Elliot Zimmerman is arranging a meeting at City Hall auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 16, for people who might be interested in joining a Bath Lions chapter. The meeting, with a representative from the Maine Lions Club, starts at 6:30 p.m. Zimmerman – who owns EZ Diabetic Supplies, a diabetes testing supplies company in West Bath – noted Monday that the two key thrusts of the Lions Club are preventing blindness and helping people who have diabetes.

Given his company’s focus, Zimmerman said, “this is kind of a natural fit.” Zimmerman, who was surprised to find no Lions chapter in Bath or Brunswick, said the chapter needs a place to meet and at least 20 members. He said he anticipates that City Hall would continue to be the meeting place. Lions chapters are established to do community service projects, and each chapter decides what those projects will be, Zimmerman said. The Maine Lions have served Maine communities since the 1920s. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or


America to be a School Board member today,” he said, explaining that the pay is low, the time commitment is demanding and the decisions to be made are often controversial. But Shuttleworth noted that “I think the call to serve comes from an inner desire to feel like you do have a duty to make a contribution to the world that you live in. And I think it is really altruism that fuels people to do this work.”

Robin Buczkowski of Woolwich was the only person to run for the RSU’s District 1 seat in Bath and Woolwich, which is being vacated by Charles Durfee. She received 382 votes in Bath and 703 in Woolwich. Walton and Buczkowski will be sworn in at the School Board’s January meeting. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or

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Restaurant scene changes with the seasons By Amy Anderson Otto Pizza, 576 Congress St. in Portland, is opening a new location at the former North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St. The restaurant will open sometime between Dec. 5 and 10, an employee said. District opened Nov. 9 at 45 Danforth St., Portland. Chef Peter Sueltenfuss, previously of Fore Street, now prepares charcuterie, burgers and suckling pig seven days a week. The space is owned by brothers Jim and Bill O’Brien. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5-10:30 p.m. Sunday brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a late-night menu is available Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Within the next few months the East Ender will open at 47 Middle St. in Portland, replacing Norm’s East End Grill. Mitch Gerow, chef and kitchen manager, will work with partner Megan Schroeter who will run the front of the house. Gerow said they will serve bold, new American fare for lunch and dinner and offer snacks all day. The food will be “unpretentious and offer something for everyone,” he said. A website and Facebook page will be coming soon. Both Gerow and Schroeter worked at Evangeline, which closed earlier this month on Portland’s Longfellow Square so chef/owner Eric Desjarlais can spend more time with his family. His wife, Krista Kern Desjarlais, chef/owner of Bresca on Middle Street, will continue to bring home the bacon. Hot Suppa, the well-known brunch and lunch spot at 703 Congress St. in Portland, now lives up to its name and serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5-9:15 p.m. The dinner menu includes Cajun specialties like jambalaya, gumbo, chicken and waffles and poutine. Customers can also have an adult beverage; the restaurant received its liquor license in August. Oakhurst Dairy paid homage to sous chefs in the Salute to Sous Recipe Col-

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Thursday, Dec. 9, at midnight and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. Flay also challenged and lost to Cal Hancock of Hancock Gourmet Lobster in Cundy’s Harbor in a lobster macaroni and cheese competition. The contest, taped at Estes Lobster House in South Harpswell, aired on Food Network last week. A Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar will open in the retail/restaurant/office development under construction at 85 Western Ave. in South Portland. Franchisee and operating partner Jeff Applegate said the restaurant is expected to open March 1, 2011, and will seat up to 260 people. The restaurant will serve wings, salads, drinks and will host

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Now that the election dust has settled… Nationally, I don’t think there is any other way to view the mid-term election than as a repudiation of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. You can say that there was an element of irrationality to that repudiation, but then the same can be said of the Short wave of emotion that the administration rode in on.

a massive bill, which many members voted on without reading.

Elections have consequences, and once in control, the Democrats used their governing majority to implement some of their priorities. Domestically, the highest, most far-reaching of those was health-care reform, which the administration was on the verge of abandoning before Congress forced its hand.

The other big domestic decision was to extend or expand the various efforts to save our economy from ruination (the toxic asset relief program, Federal Reserve rescue effort and housing crisis relief effort, among others). Some estimate the cost of those efforts at about $3 trillion invested and about $11 trillion committed. Whatever that means.


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People reacted with serious misgivings about the extent to which the government was going to become involved in one of the more intimate aspects of their lives. They were concerned about the cost of the massive program at a time when the economy was struggling with recession.

I defer to the experts about the necessity of those measures. But they were perceived as a further bailout of Wall Street while Main Street got relatively little assistance. And Wall Street was perceived as being particularly undeserving. The Street did not improve its image by booking record profits while unemployment remained high. On foreign policy, the new administration did not find it easy to deal with the problems that so bedeviled its predecessor. That’s not surprising. They are difficult ones that require understanding and cooperation.

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The biggest of those problems is how to combat international terrorism effectively and without unacceptably compromising ourselves. The Obama administration continued and extended many of the practices of the Bush administration, such as airport security screening, Guantanamo, drone attacks and warrantless wiretapping. Because they were effective. Where it varied from previous practice, the Obama administration found the ground tough going and its policies not necessarily superior. Civilian criminal trials for terrorists do not appear to be a reliable way to protect America from terrorists. Admittedly, that was an avenue that the Bush administration started down, but largely because it was brow beaten away from the option of employing military tribunals. Elsewhere, North Korea confirmed that it is a rogue state toward which the Jimmy Carter approach does not work. Russia did not respond to the reset button.

The magnitude of the swing from the 2008 election to the 2010 election seems almost spasmodic. The pundits go from pronouncing the death of one party to pronouncing the death of the other. Instead of a well-oiled political system we seem to be inhabiting a machine that is vibrating in alarming fashion. continued next page


I hope the LePage administration starts by using its opportunity to hit a few singles up the middle. It may be difficult to find those openings. I would start by downsizing and consolidating government, while streamlining regulation of business.

The elected mayor proposal passed. It will be difficult for Republicans to win that office given that we are significantly outnumbered in terms of registered voters and the mayoral election is now synchronized with the presidential vote, when turnout is traditionally high.

Easier said than done. For example, I favor school consolidation, but it runs against the grain of many Mainers who want to retain local control over such a fundamental government service. We have a lot of people who depend on government. They may not react well to having their benefits streamlined. The LePage administration needs to be firm, compassionate and understanding.

The gubernatorial election produced a clamor, or at least a shout, for similar structural changes in the process of picking a governor.

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Short Relief from previous page Here in Maine, the trends were dampened. We saw the logical extension of a gradual trend that has been in the works for several election cycles since Peter Cianchette got 41 percent to John Baldacci’s 47 percent of the popular vote for governor in 2002. The people of Maine have been uncomfortable about the balance between the size and cost of their government relative to the size and vigor of their private sector. They expressed that unease in a variety of ways, most notably with the 2004 Palesky tax cap, and the 2006 and 2009 taxpayer bills of rights. But the government was not responsive to those concerns. Its signature piece of legislation, the Dirigo health program, costs a lot, insures a little and had a problematic funding mechanism. Rather than provide real, clear tax relief, the Legislature passed a convoluted plan to stabilize revenue and tried to sell it to the people as the tax relief they had been demanding. It was vetoed earlier this year. Along with a favorable wind from the national election, that’s what produced Republican control of the Blaine House and Statehouse. (Democrats retained control of the two congressional seats, proving once again that Mainers are idiosyncratic.) The margins would have been even wider if things had gone a bit differently. This leaves the governor-elect in a position similar to that of the president-elect in 2008. Whether the trend continues depends on the use Republicans make of the opportunity they’ve been given.

In Portland, Republicans did not do so well. While we continue to have an admirable representative in one of nine seats on the City Council, most of our candidates were decisively defeated. We came closest to winning a seat on the School Committee.

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I am skeptical of these post-partisan proposals. We have had supposedly non-partisan politics in Portland for years. People were unhappy enough about it to rewrite the City Charter. It might make sense to see how rank choice voting for mayor fares in Portland before rolling out similar reform statewide. In the meantime, I hope that the political parties improve their game. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.


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Admissions, college and otherwise They say you can’t go back. Well, I am here to tell you, as the mother of a daughter who is in the thick of the college search process, apparently, “they” were wrong. Ophelia is entertaining the notion of attending the same college I attended. The same college her father attended. The same college where we No Sugar fell in love. Should she actually end up there, I could conceivably spend the next four years weeping. Due to both the sizable tuition payments and the sentimental overload. A few weeks ago, I had an alarming realization: my daughter was the precise age I was when I first laid eyes on Drew. The man with whom I would eventually walk down the aisle, share a Sandi Amorello bathroom, and, without too much thought as to the consequences, reproduce. I don’t know about you, but I look at my teenager, on the verge of independence and college living, and I wonder, “Who are you and what have you done with that child who used to try to eat the cat food and threw tea parties for stuffed animals and wrote letters to flower fairies? And why are you always borrowing my mascara?!” When you give birth to these little wondrous creatures,


women stop you on the street. Older women. Women with errant grey hairs. They are outspoken and often a bit overbearing as they spew words of warning: “Enjoy every moment. They’ll be grown up before you know it!” “Childhood flies by. In the blink of an eye, they’ll be in college!” “It goes by in an instant!” When you’re attempting to carry on a conversation about Dr. Seuss with a 5-year-old while simultaneously chasing a crazed toddler down the street and attempting to keep the baby pressed up against your maternal, leaking bosoms in a “snuggly” sack from crying, you encounter these women and their unsolicited commentary and think, “Oh go back home and finish that book and have a pedicure for me. “ “And shut up.” Of course, I never actually said that, but I wanted to. When the highlight of your week is leaving your husband home with the kids so you can drive around town aimlessly for an hour with the radio at full volume, college applications are as far from your mind as making new discoveries related to quantum physics. Sadly (or perhaps, happily), driving around in circles while listening to Prince and the Revolution felt like an actual vacation. Really. Had I been sent off to a hotel for a massage, an uninterrupted night’s sleep and room service, I would have self-imploded. I’m certain of it. My mommy self wouldn’t have known what to do with that quantity of pampering at that juncture. And now, here I am. I have three children whose shoe sizes

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have surpassed mine, and I am visiting institutions of higher learning with a daughter who just yesterday was fashioning clothes for her Barbie dolls out of my Kotex panty liners. When I first laid eyes on her father, I was 17 years and a whopping 10 months old. We didn’t become a real “couple” until two years later, but I knew he was the one. So when I see the guy at Starbucks checking out Ophelia and she’s batting her eyelashes at him (the ones coated in my mascara), I can’t help thinking, “Please dear Lord, don’t let this be my future son-in-law. I am not yet ready for this.” Now, I am that woman with a few errant grey hairs (although if they start spreading to my eyebrows, I’m really not putting up with it). I generally see women with small children and diaper bags, and feel no deep sense of longing to turn back the clock, nor do I feel compelled to babble in “coochy coochy coo” baby talk. But on our last college excursion, we passed a woman on the sidewalk with a rosy-cheeked toddler in hand. And I wanted to say, “Wait! Stop! You won’t believe this, but tomorrow she’ll be living in the same college dorm as the man whose children she will bear. And she’ll be taking your mascara with her!” Cherish every tea party. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at

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Paul LePage’s Cabinet of curiosities You can judge a man by the company he keeps, or, in the case of Gov.-Elect Paul LePage, by the people he appoints to his transition team. Amid the otherwise predictable business leaders and conservative politicians, LePage has larded his team with a bunch of tax-cappers, tea-partiers and constitutionalists – people who seem to be on board the LePage Express for purely ideological reasons. Though Maine voters have repeatedly rejected tax caps as a destructive The Universal way to limit government spending, LePage appointed tax-capper-inchief Tarren Bragdon, chief executive of the secretive Maine Heritage Policy Center, to head his transition team. Until the Maine Ethics Commission comes to its senses and realizes that MHPC is not a think-tank but a political action committee and forces it to disclose the source of its funding, Edgar Allen Beem no one involved with the center has any business anywhere near the levers of power in Augusta. LePage has also named Mary Adams, Miss Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2006, to his team. Adams tried to clean up TABOR after Carol Palesky’s own tax problems helped defeat it the first time. Some tea party types now debate whether Adams is too establishment, but, as one commenter on a tea party blog put it, “Mary Adams was Tea Party before Tea Party was Tea Party.” Then there’s Pete Harring, Maine’s answer to Joe the Plumber. Pete the Carpenter is the designated liberal


Beem provides little amusement Edgar Allen Beem’s column of Nov. 17-19 (“Let’s recap, shall we?…”) is not in the tradition of a mature political thinker confronted by adversity, as expressed in Mo Udall’s response to his primary election loss to Jimmy Carter in 1976: “The people have spoken…the bastards!” Udall’s lament accepts his opponents as sentient, if contrary, beings. Mr. Beem, in demeaning contrast, identifies the Republican, independent and (thinking conservative) Democratic voters of Nov. 2 as being “frightened and weak-minded,”

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“misguided” “tool(s) of the rich,” “who voted with their emotions rather than their heads,” “in a predictable tidal wave (of progressive disaster).” Mr. Beem’s hissy fit is more in the royalist tradition of Scotty Reston (the dominant New York Times columnist of 30 years previous, into whose league Mr. Beem is unlikely to ascend) when he roundly castigated the American voters who voted for Ronald Reagan rather than Jimmy Carter. The current health-care law passed (barely) because the

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director of Envision Maine, which bills itself as a nonpartisan think tank interested in informing public policy makers. I’m sure Caron has moderated his political views since I first knew him as a prison reform activist in the 1970s, but unless he has changed his spots completely, he seems to be the token progressive on Team LePage. At least LePage did not appoint Dr. Michael Coffman, the Bangor anti-smart growth, climate change denier who some tea-partiers actually hope the new governor will appoint as commissioner of the Department of Conservation. LePage is an acknowledged climate change skeptic, but should he appoint Coffman to anything, I will personally start the impeachment petition. The LePage transition team includes plenty of timber barons and real estate developers, so you can bet conservation will not be high on their agenda. But tea-partiers are already complaining about Caron and about the fact that two of LePage’s other team members – former state geologist Walter Anderson and former Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jane Sheehan – have served on The Nature Conservancy board. To tax-capping tea party property rights constitutionalists, popular conservation programs such as Lands for Maine’s Future are tree-hugger plots to funnel tax dollars to radical groups like The Nature Conservancy and Maine Audubon. So, folks, that’s what we’re up against. If tax-cappers, tea-partiers and constitutionalists are shaping the LePage policy agenda, we may be in for a long four years of damage control. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Timothy G. Downey, Sr., 57: Former Navyman, enjoyed kayaking BRUNSWICK — Timothy G. Downey, Sr., 57, died Friday, Nov. 26 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Sept. 12, 1953, the son of Ralph and Marie Barry Downey, he was a graduate of Edison High School. On June 7, 1975, he married Luanne Keszler in Highland Park, N.J. For 20 years he served in the U.S. Navy, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. During his time with the Navy he was stationed all over the world, including ports of call Downey, Sr. in Japan, Iceland, The Azores, Iraq, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Following his retirement from the Navy

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in 1993, he worked at Brunswick Naval Air Station and seasonally at L.L. Bean. He enjoyed camping and kayaking. He was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and Robert Downey. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Luanne of Brunswick; two daughters, Susan M. Downey of Brunswick and Ellen R. Downey of Maryland, and two sons, Timothy G. Downey, Jr., and Joseph E. Downey, both of Brunswick; a brother, Barry Downey of Pennsylvania; and a grandson, River Downey. A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 2, at the First Parish Church in Brunswick. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society of Maine, One Bowdoin Mills Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at

Hector Carrier, 87 HARPSWELL — Hector Carrier, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Born on the family farm in Auburn on May 7, 1923, he was a son of George

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Bath Arrests 11/23 at 2:10 p.m. Michael Allisot, 42, of Prospect Street, Topsham, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Keith Jensen. 11/24 at 12:06 a.m. William David Frame, 19, of Hill Road, West Bath, was arrested on a probation hold by Officer Ted Raedel and issued a summons on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor. 11/24 at 1:30 p.m. Anthony Foglio, 25, of Preston Way, Waterboro, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on charges of unlawful trafficking in a scheduled drug and violation of condition of release, and issued a summons on a charge of possession of a usable amount of marijuana. He was also arrested on a warrant by detectives from the York County Sheriff's Office. 11/27 at 11:30 a.m. Christopher Cobb, 21, of Drayton Road, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing.

Summonses 11/19 A juvenile was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on a charge of stalking. 11/20 Peter Estes, 61, of Russell Street, was issued a summons by Sgt. Mike Lathrop on a charge of disorderly conduct. 11/27 Richard Schwarz, 27, of Richards Lane, Bowdoinham, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of permitting unlawful use of a motor vehicle. 11/27 Courtney McPherson, 19, of Warren Circle, Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons by Officer Ted Raedel on a charge of operating without a license. 11/28 Brenda Ward, 49, listed as a transient, was issued a summons by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of violation of condition of release.

Tire trouble 11/27 at 12:47 p.m. A Central Avenue resident reported that someone had slashed two tires on his 1992 Toyota Sedan. A one-inch slash on the front left tire and three puncture holes on the rear left tire were found, amounting to about $150 damage. Officer Keith Jensen responded.

Fire calls 11/25 at 10:02 p.m. Attic fire on East Milan Street. 11/25 at 10:37 p.m. Odor investigation on Bowman Street. 11/26 at 2:35 p.m. Furnace malfunction on Whiskeag Road. 11/26 at 5:45 p.m. False alarm on Bowery Street. 11/26 at 10:22 p.m. Carbon monoxide check on Spruce Street. 11/28 at 1:55 p.m. Outside fire on Windjammer Way.

EMS Bath emergency medical services responded to 25 calls from Nov. 22-28.

Brunswick Arrests 11/23 at 1:52 a.m. Anthony A. Rousseau, 20, of Haywood Lane, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence on Bath Road. 11/26 at 8:02 p.m. James M. Hamilton, 23, of Gray, was arrested on a charge of violating condition of release on Route 1. 11/27 at 12:53 a.m. Michelle L. Gammon, 40, of Auburn, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license on Maine Street. 11/27 at 8:09 p.m. Mark E. Cotta, 22, of Harpswell, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence on Bath Road. 11/27 at 8:51 p.m. Bianca L. Proctor, 29, of Pittston, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, possession of marijuana and three warrants at Walmart on Tibbetts Drive. 11/28 at 1:15 a.m. Jeremy J. Darling, 24, of Harpswell, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence on Maine Street. 11/29 at 12:31 a.m. Rae Hoskins, 47, of Topsham, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence on Stanwood Street. 11/29 at 11:19 p.m. Scott A. Coombs, 34, of Water Street, was arrested on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating condition of release on Water Street.

Summonses 11/24 at 2:59 p.m. Carri Gray, 41, of Richmond, was issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Hannaford on Elm Street. 11/24 at 7:04 p.m. Jackson L. Ranulph, 20, of New Bedford, Mass., was issued a summons on a charge of motor vehicle speeding, more than 30 mph above the speed limit on Route 1. 11/26 at 10:51 a.m. Albert Pinkham III, 34, of Wiscasset, was issued a summons on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked on Gurnet Road.

Fire 11/26 at 2:48 p.m. Citizen assist on Lincoln Street. 11/26 at 7:06 p.m. Miscellaneous complaint at Cushnoc Lane.

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Topsham Arrests 11/22 at 7 p.m. Mark Smith, 37, of Bradley Pond Road, was arrested by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on a charge of unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs and issued a summons on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 11/22 at 7 p.m. Jesse Keathley, 20, of Drayton Avenue, Bath, was arrested on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and violation of conditional release. 11/26 at 11:51 a.m. Kevin Wilcox, 25, of Jesse Road, was arrested on a warrant by Officer William Collins. 11/28 at 12:57 a.m. Richard Rovelli, 19, of Chicopee, Mass., was arrested on two warrants by Officer Peter Kaminski.

Summonses 11/22 at 9:41 a.m. Matthew Carroll, 32, of Richmond, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of operating after suspension. 11/23 at 7:45 a.m. Christopher Carrier, 25, was issued a summons by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of operating after suspension.

Fire calls 11/24 at 4:26 p.m. Smoke alarm on Thrush Drive. 11/25 at 5:34 p.m. Fire alarm on Baxter Lane. 11/29 at 8:18 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street.

EMS Topsham emergency medical services responded to eight calls from Nov. 22-29.



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December 3, 2010

Harpswell Artist earns gold medal

Hannaford earns award for cooking program support

PORTLAND – Hannaford Supermarkets recently received the Local Corporate Partner Leadership Award from Share Our Strength Maine in recognition of its support of the “Cooking Matters to Maine” nutrition program. Cooking Matters to Maine launched in June 2010 as a cooking-based nutrition program that teaches low-income families how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on limited budgets. To support the program, Hannaford has enlisted the help of supermarket staff and nutritionists to lead Cooking Matters to Maine program participants in educational grocery store tours, question and answer sessions and help with ingredient selection. Cooking Matters to Maine, a partnership of local organizations, Good Shepherd Food-Bank, and national nonprofit, Share Our Strength, features hands-on courses led by local culinary and nutrition professionals and volunteers. Professional chefs from several greater Portland restaurants, including The Farmer’s Table, Back Bay Grill, and The Frog and Turtle, have volunteered their time with the program. For further information on Cooking Matters to Maine, please contact Kristen Miale at kmiale@ or 423-5166 or visit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank website at


Portland attorney Stephen J. Schwartz of Schwartz & Schwartz, PA, was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the Bar by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Schwartz has been practicing law for 25 years, and was the founder and first president of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Maine Cancer Foundation has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The following new

At the Audubon Artists, Inc., 68th Annual Juried Exhibition held in New York City, Harpswell artist John M. Mishler was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor, Aquamedia, for his work, “Grand Canyon at Sunrise.” contributed Mishler, who was included in this year’s edition of “Who’s Who in American Art,” uses a modified Pointillism technique where thousands of colored ink dots are placed on watercolor papers with a wooden toothpick.

board members will serve three-year terms: Jim Clair of Goold Health Systems, Barbara Grillo of Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, Jennifer Dumas of AstraZeneca, Peter Rinck of Rinck Advertising and Stuart Lyons of Baker Newman and Noyes. Newly elected board officers are Gene Libby, president; Cheryl Greaney, vicepresident; and Stuart Lyons, treasurer. AJ Curran of Cape Elizabeth, a management overseer of outerwear and accessories for L.L. Bean, was recently elected to the board of directors of Friends of Casco Bay/Casco Baykeeper. Bernstein Shur attorney and shareholder, Arnold Macdonald of Freeport, was elected president of the board of directors of Maine Academy of Modern Music, a nonprofit musical arts school in Portland. John LoBosco of Cape Elizabeth, a vice president and managing counsel at Unum, was elected president of the South Portland / Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, succeeding


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Joan Frustaci. Serving on the incoming board with LoBosco and Frustaci are president-elect, Marge Barker; vice president, Bob Flynn; secretary, Paul Butler; treasurer, Nancy Hawes; club administration director, Tom Meyers; community service director, Sybil Riemensnider; membership director, Bob Danielson; and international service director, David Lourie. Joshua Bodwell of Biddeford, principal and creative director of communications design studio North40Creative, was named the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. The MWPA is a 35-year-old statewide nonprofit that supports writers and the literary arts in Maine. The Maine Community Foundation has elected Andrea Cianchette Maker of North Yarmouth to its board of directors. Maker currently serves as vice president for corporate affairs at Martin’s Point Health Care. Dana McEwan of Portland, an executive assistant with Norton Financial Services, has joined the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s board of directors. President and chief executive officer of Maine Medical Center, Richard W. Petersen of South Portland, has been elected to join the JTG Foundation board of directors. The JTG Foundation is a private Maine philanthropic organization that currently grants approximately $1.4 million annually to Maine non-profits. Certified Public Accountant Sean O’Hare of O’Hare Associates CPAs, was elected president of the Maine Society of CPAs for a two-year term. The Center for Grieving Children in Portland recently welcomed the following new board members: Crystal ButtsGriffin of Saco, Gail Bruzgo of Cape Elizabeth, Douglas Carr of Yarmouth, Melinda Ferreira of Hampton, N.H., John Mosley of Westbrook, Amanda Rand of Falmouth, Julie Lomac Tselikis of Cape Elizabeth, and Michael Violette of Poland. New board officers elected to serve for the 2010-2011 fiscal year include board president, Burr Duryee of Cape Elizabeth; vice president, Quincy Hentzel


of Portland; secretary, Nancy Thompson of Cape Elizabeth; treasurer, Paul Letalien of Portland; and pastpresident, Patrick Veroneau of South Portland. Curran Paula Banks of Cape Elizabeth has been named to the Maine Gerontological Society board of directors. Banks, a certified geriatric care manager, owns geriatric care management company, Banks Paula Banks Consulting, and Two Lights Home Care and companion services, both located in Cape Elizabeth. The Institute for Civic Leadership has recently elected four new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Stephen Eddy of Scarborough, vice president and fiduciary consultant at Investment Management and Consulting Group; Barbara Nash of Yarmouth, vice president of corporate research at Unum; Linda Mae Ruterbories of South Portland, director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Orthopaedic Associates; and Michael Stillings of Cumberland, principal at Baker Newman Noyes. Jamie Morin, senior vice-president of client service operations for Wright Express, was elected board chairwoman, and Pete Thaxter, attorney at Curtis Thaxter, was elected vice chairman. Paul Delva, vice-president of general counsel at Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, will remain board secretary, and Stillings will serve as treasurer.

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Mid-Coast fall standouts honored The 2010 fall sports season is in the books, but there are still plenty of accolades to bestow. By virtue of their dramatic and triumphant performances, athletes from Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat factored strongly in postseason all-star teams. Here’s a glimpse:

Football The Pine Tree Conference Class A defense first team included Mt. Ararat senior tackle Colby Barnes. The second team featured Brunswick senior linebacker Zach Duffy. The offensive second team included Brunswick senior guard Derrick DaRosa. In Class B, Morse’s senior wide receiver Everett Moye made the first team. Morse senior punter Zach Kidney was named to the second team. On defense, Morse senior linebacker James York made the first team. Moye, at defensive back, was a second teamer.

Morse’s James York, above, was named a first-team defender on the Class B football all-star team.

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Mt. Ararat’s Nick Parsons, right, made the KVAC cross country allstar squad.

Boys’ soccer

regional all-star team. All-State, All-New England, All-American players, Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year will be named Sunday at the 37th annual Maine State Soccer Coaches All-Star banquet in Bangor.

On the pitch, the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference’s boys’ south division first team included Brunswick’s Mitch Black, Morse’s Magnus Lilleaas and Mt. Ararat’s Adam Levesque. The second team featured Brunswick’s Matt Kasabian and Konnor Scarponi, Morse’s Flemming Milke, Max Rawson and Eric Trautman-Mosher and Mt. Ararat’s David Roux and Alden Talbot. The All-Academic team included Brunswick’s Garrett Brann, Morse’s Henry Conroy, Caleb Edmondson, Charles Oddleifson, Zachery Shaw and Trautman-Mosher. Brunswick’s Black and Brann and Morse’s Trautman-Mosher were named to the Eastern A

On the girls’ side, the south division first team featured Brunswick’s Katherine Chipman and Allison Walton, Morse’s Tori Field and Katie Henrikson and Mt. Ararat’s Colby Gail, Randi London and Jaymee Wallace. Brunswick’s Allison Hill, Cassandra Murano and Paige Tetu, Morse’s Emma Seeley and Lindsay Watts and Mt. Ararat’s Haley Michaud were second teamers. Walton was named the Player of the Year. Morse’s Steve Boyce was selected Coach of the Year. The All-Academic team featured Brunswick’s Anna Palopoli and Walton, Morse’s

Girls’ soccer

Brunswick’s Allison Walton was named the KVAC Class A girls’ Player of the Year.

Alyssa Baxter, Jessie Blum, Emily Howell, Hannah Milam and Kelsey White and Mt. Ararat’s London. Brunswick’s Walton, Morse’s Field and Mt. Ararat’s Gail, London and Wallace earned mention on the Eastern A regional squad. London had a goal and Walton an assist in the East’s 5-4 loss to the West in the 16th annual Senior Bowl. All-State, All-New England, All-American players, Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year will be named Sunday at the 37th annual Maine State Soccer Coaches All-Star banquet in Bangor.


Casco Bay Sports offering December leagues

Casco Bay Sports is offering several December sports leagues. Sunday co-ed floor hockey at Riverton Community Center in Portland starts Dec. 5. Sunday women’s basketball starts Dec. 12 at Portland’s East End Community Center. Tuesday co-ed basketball starts Dec. 7. Thursday co-ed basketball begins Dec. 23. Wednesday co-ed bowling starts Dec. 22. There will also be

co-ed dodgeball leagues Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. FMI,

Alumni hockey game upcoming The third annual Green Bridge Alumni Classic Mt Ararat vs Brunswick high school hockey game will be held January 7, 2011 at Sid Watson Arena. The proceeds will be divided between the two schools hockey programs.

Field hockey The KVAC Class A field hockey all-star team featured Brunswick’s Kyia Jensen. Brunswick’s Annie Kelly and Mt. Ararat’s Amber Bowley made the second team. Brunswick’s Morgan Moore and Haley Shaw and Morse’s Emily Buczkowski and Kathleen Crosby qualified for the AllAcademic team.

Cross country On the trails, the boys’ Class A first team included Mt. Ararat’s Andy Reifman-Packett. Mt. Ararat’s Jake Letourneau and Nick Parsons were second teamers. Mt. Ararat’s Diane Fournier was named Coach of the Year. The All-Academic team included Brunswick’s Austin Gay and George Mills, Morse’s Jason Perry and Mt. Ararat’s Nick Demonsthenes and Alex Spies. On the girls’ side, Brunswick’s Kathleen McMahon and Teresa Murphy and Mt. Ararat’s Emilia McGrath, Kate Spies and Emma Wood were named to the Class A first team. Mt. Ararat’s Emmie Cox, Chloe Emerson and Lauren McNett made the second team.

McMahon was selected the Runner of the Year. Mt. Ararat’s Fournier was named Coach of the Year. Meghan McDonough, Morse’s Kristen Shirley, Jamie Thomas and Kiera Wilson and Mt. Ararat’s Emerson, Jasmine Shields and Spies qualified for the AllAcademic squad. The Maine Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Association all-state boys’ first team included Mt. Ararat’s ReifmanPackett. Brunswick’s McMahon and Mt. Ararat’s Wood made the girls’ first team. Mt. Ararat’s McGrath and Spies were honorable mentions.


On the links, the KVAC Class A first team included Brunswick’s Luke Carter, Nate McCue, Brad Smith and Alex Viola and Mt. Ararat’s Michelle Brann. Mt. Ararat’s David Brann and Michelle Brann made the AllAcademic team.


Morse’s Paige Bruce and Stephanie Moore made the KVAC/PTC cheering all-star team in Class B.

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December 3, 2010

Out & About

Christmas music in several styles By Scott Andrews With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s now time to look ahead to the Christmas season. The top item in my personal list of shows to see this weekend is Christmas at the Cathedral, an annual production of the Choral Art Society. This wonderful concert has become a favorite of mine, a welcome respite from the over-commercialization of the holiday. Another annual event has received top marks from me in recent years: The 2010 edition of “Broadway at Good Theater” stars Sean Palmer, from “The Little Mermaid,” plus a collection of southern Maine artists. The show has a two-part focus: Christmas songs and Broadway favorites. Howard Fishman has been described as “one of New York’s most eclectically eccentric folk musicians,” and he’s got a new CD out. Whoops. Make that three new CDs. And he’ll be at One Longfellow Square in Portland this Saturday for a local release party.

Christmas at the Cathedral I’m one of those many people who are turned off by the tidal wave of over-hyped, in-your-face commercialism that obscures the meaning of the Christmas celebration. In recent years I’ve found a powerful antidote: The Choral Art Society’s annual Christmas at the Cathedral program exalts the traditional music of the Advent season, augmented by modern works that honor those traditions. I’m not alone in this thought. This has drawn many thousands over the years. Joined again by the Portland Brass Quintet, CAS will perform a cappella motets plus a variety of other traditional Christmas music. Guest organist will be Dan Moore. Each year’s edition includes CAS’ signature processional, “Personent Hodie,” a moving arrangement of a Renaissance melody for brass and organ that dates from 1582. Other items on the 2010 program are Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Magnificat” and a trio of Appalachian Christmas carols. Other traditional selections include “Ave Maria,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Unto Us a Child is Born.” Gustav Holst’s setting of Psalm 148 is an early 20th-century British classic, while Sir

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on an Open Fire”) epitomizes the smooth crooners of the 1940s, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is 1950s-1960s country and rock, and “Ave Maria” is a standout of the timeless sacred style. Catch “Broadway at Good Theater” this weekend at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) with performances Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Call 885-5883.

Howard Fishman


The Choral Art Society is the driving force behind Christmas at the Cathedral, an outstanding annual concert. Four performances are slated Dec. 4 and 5.

John Taverner’s “A Song for Athene” represents contemporary music of the U.K. The program concludes with Franz Gruber’s “Silent Night” performed by singers holding lighted candles and encircling the large hall. That’s another annual tradition. CAS numbers about 150 members in three sub-groups, all under the direction of University of Southern Maine School of Music professor Robert Russell. All singers are selected by audition; their goal is to enhance their personal musical experience and enrich the cultural life of southern Maine. Four concerts are planned this weekend at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. in Portland: Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. In addition, a “special preview” concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at noon. Call 828-0043.

‘Broadway at Good Theater’ In recent years, “Broadway at Good Theater” has become one of my personal favorite musical shows of the Christmas season. Good Theater artistic director Brian Allen has a simple formula and it’s very effective. He brings in a major Broadway

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star and augments the show with a number of local singers in a program that focuses on Christmas music in the first half of the program and showcases the visiting star in the second. For 2010 Allen has engaged the charismatic Sean Palmer, who recently starred in “The Little Mermaid” as Prince Eric. He also played the male lead in “Saturday Night Fever.” Other Broadway appearances include “The Apple Tree,” “Fosse” and “Dream.” He is well known for playing the role of Marcus in the hit television series, “Sex and the City.” “Sean is a really handsome leading man with an amazing tenor voice,” says Allen. “He’ll be showcasing his talents in a variety of styles and genres.” Allen says that “Her Voice,” from “The Little Mermaid,” will be one of Palmer’s show-stoppers. Other Broadway favorites include “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” from “Funny Girl,” and the title song from “The Sound of Music.” Good Theater’s Broadway star will be joined by Marva Pittman, Kelly Caufield, Lynne McGhee, Jennifer McLeod, Marie Dittmer, Deirdre Fulton, Grace Bradford and special guest David Goulet. Victoria Stubbs is the musical director and leader of the three-piece band. Christmas music of several genres will be performed. Mel Torme’s famous “Christmas Song” (also known as “Chestnuts Roasting

From the streets of New Orleans to the best venues in New York: That’s the quick summary of the career of Howard Fishman, a versatile singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader. In recent years, Fishman has been a fixture of the New York club scene, including a nine-month run in the Algonquin Room. He boasts a gravelly voice and sings in a disarmingly low-key style using material he draws from many sources. And he’s ventured far from New York, bookending the country with gigs in southern California to mid-coast Maine. Ever evolving and increasingly difficult to pigeonhole, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans soul, gritty pop, fervent gospel, open-hearted country and experimental jazz. Fishman’s prime attraction is his own creativity. And that has been on a marathon recently. After releasing six CDs between 1999 and 2007, Fishman has written, recorded and released no fewer than three albums of his own material in 2010. On Saturday he’ll appear at one of Portland’s top venues, One Longfellow Square, in a CD release party. For the past couple of days I’ve been playing the third CD from the current trilogy. It’s titled “The World Will Be Different,” and it features an intensely personal collection of songs. Most of these are set in Brooklyn and all reflecting on the breakup of a passionate relationship. Clearly he understands how to tell a story dramatically. In addition to performing music – he’s on the road much of the year – Fishman is also a theatrical actor, director and scholar who specializes in the works of pioneering American playwright Eugene O’Neill. Howard Fishman appears at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at One Longfellow Square, corner of Congress and State in the Portland Arts District. Call 761-1757.


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December 3, 2010

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

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Ornament’s “Bags with Benefits” community partnership to benefit Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. for November and December, local businesses will donate 50% of tote bag sales, Ornament, 11 Center St., Bath, 442-6636.

Mon. 12/6

Holiday Sock Tree, hang a new pair of socks on our tree, socks will be delivered on Christmas Eve to the Tedford Shelter in Brunswick, Dr. Angela Perron, 81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1150, Brunswick, socks accepted Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, information, 725-5877.

Saturday 12/4 Annual Tree and Wreath Sale, to benefit the Brunswick Junior High School Music Program, 8 a.m.-noon, Brunswick Junior High, 65 Columbia Ave., Lisa, 725-9436. Coats & Toys for Kids Day, bring new and gently-used coats and unwrapped toys to the Brunswick Visitor Center, 16 Station Ave, Brunswick. Gift Collection of new Christmas gifts for children, families, seniors in need, by the Bath United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bath City Hall parking lot, call 443-4707 to learn more about the Christmas Gift Program or the United Methodist Economic Ministry.

Bulletin Board Friday 12/3 Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans 7th Annual Show and Sale, 6-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bowdoinham Town Hall. Holiday Bazaar at Mid Coast Hospital, with 100+ evergreen arrangements $12-$40, baked goods, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick, 373-6015 mstewart@

Saturday 12/4 36th Annual Christmas Craft Show, 50+ juried craftsmen and artists, with Christmas Cafe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St John’s Parish Hall, 37 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5507. Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with silent auction, luncheon, Bath United Church of Christ Congregational, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, Priscilla, 371-2727 Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., crafts, jewelry, food, Woollawn Towers, 30 Water St., Brunswick. Christmas Fair, handmade gifts, food, gently used items, to benefit the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Winship Green Nursing Center, Bath. 39th Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Cafe, fresh wreaths, maine crafters, free admission, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Bath Elementary School, 126 New Meadows Road, information, Deb Bruce, 319-7729 or West Bath School, 443-9145.

Tuesday 12/7 16th Annual Festival of Trees, hosted by the Bath Area Family YMCA, 9:30-11:30 a.m.“Tots & Trees,” children’s event, with Santa; 4-5:30 p.m. public viewing, all ages welcome, with seasonal refreshments, 963 Washington St., Bath, 443-4112,

Wednesday 12/8 16th Annual Festival of Trees Holiday Gala, 5:30-8 p.m., silent auction, Oratorio Chorale performance, appetizers, drinks, $25,

Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Mon. 12/6 Tue. 12/7 Tue. 12/7 Wed. 12/8

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or

Wed. 12/8 Thu. 12/9

4 p.m. Conservation Commission Workshop Maine Street Station 7 p.m. Town Council MSS 12 p.m. Housing Authority Board 12 Stone St. 7 p.m. Planning Board MSS 6 p.m. Planning Board Workshop Curtis Memorial Library 7 p.m. School Board MSS 7:30 p.m. Recycling and Sustainability Committee 46 Federal St.


Mon. 12/6 7 p.m. Tue. 12/7 7 p.m. Thu. 12/9 4:30 p.m. Thu. 12/9 5:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals CH Planning Board CH Community Development Committee CH Bath Community Policing Partnership 250 Water St.


Mon. 12/6 7 p.m. Board of Appeals Tue. 12/7 7 p.m. Planning Board Wed. 12/8 3:30 p.m. Tree Committee Wed. 12/8 6 p.m. Historic District Commission Thu. 12/9 2:30 p.m. History Committee



Mon. 12/6 2 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation TO Mon. 12/6 5:30 p.m. Mitchell Field TO Tue. 12/7 3 p.m. Conservation Commission Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Building Tue. 12/7 5:30 p.m. Harbor and Waterfront Committee TO Tue. 12/7 7 p.m. Town Lands TO Wed. 12/8 3:15 p.m. Budget Advisory TO

963 Washington St., Bath, tickets at Springer’s Jewelers, Now You’re Cooking, and YMCA, 443-4112,

Roads, Brunswick, reservations accepted, 725-2185.

Mid-Coast Retired Educators’ Association meeting, breakfast buffet, 9 a.m., all retired school personnel welcome, members to bring bake sale item for fundraiser and Ugly Yankee Swap gift, at The Highlands, Topsham, Jane Gott, 721-0659.

Tuesday 12/7

Saturday 12/11 Harpswell Community Tree Lighting sponsored by the Harpswell Historic Park Committee, singing, hot chocolate, Santa, 5 p.m., Centennial Hall, Harpswell Neck Road, Rt. 123, Harpswell. Journey to Bethlehem, 20-minute outdoor drama of the first Christmas, fellowship, hot soup, more, 6-8 p.m., Kellogg Congregational Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Rt. 123, Harpswell, Susan, 666-3247.

Sunday 12/12 PeaceWorks Community Holiday Party, music, dancing, food, friendship with Broadband Members of Different Drummers Drum Circle, Morgana Warner-Evans, bring finger food, an instrument, a friend, 4 p.m., all welcome, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 725-7675. Holiday Gathering, Pejepscot Genealogy Society, member-generated story-sharing, bring dessert and recipe, 2 p.m., second level Seminar Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, 833-7371. Bath Antiques Show, 55 dealers, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., $4 admission, $3 w/ad, Bath Middle School, information, Polly Thibodeau, 443-8983,

Dining Out Saturday 12/11 Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children (6-12), under 6 free, Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of Church and Raymond

Getting Smarter TEDWomen explores how Women and Girls are Reshaping the Future, live video stream of twoday event from Washington D.C., 2:30-4 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., free, Frontier Cafe, Cinema, and Gallery, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick.

Wednesday 12/8 TEDWomen explores how Women and Girls are Reshaping the Future, live video stream of two-day event from Washington D.C., 9-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:30-4 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m., free, Frontier Cafe, Cinema, and Gallery, 14 Maine St., Fort Andross Mill, Brunswick.

Health & Support Support Through The Holidays, sexual assault support group for women, begins mid November, to schedule pre-group appointment or additional services, call 725-2181 or e-mail clientservices@sassmm. org; 24-hour support line, 1-800822-5999,

Saturday 12/11 Senior Care Advisors: How They Can Benefit You, 9:30-10:30 a.m., The Stevens Home, 52 Harpswell Road, Brunswick, contact Nova Ewers, 756-2901, or to confirm your attendance.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

Kids and Family Stuff Saturday 12/4 Santa Claus at Skolfield-Whittier House, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., free and open to public, bring own camera, 161 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606. Meet Togus the Cat at Coats and Toys for Kids Day, 8-9 a.m., Brunswick Visitor Center, 16 Station Ave, Brunswick.

Sunday 12/5 Photos with Santa, 1-4 p.m., $5 donation welcome, Brunswick Visitor Center, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick.

Sunday 12/5 Photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 donation welcome, Brunswick Visitor Center, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick.

Greater Portland Benefits Friday 12/3 “Goodwill’s Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art,” biannual art sale to benefit Goodwill, 5-8 p.m., free admission, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 7746323, Holiday Home Tour, to benefit The Magical Moon Foundation, children with cancer, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $25 advance/ $30 door, free for children 12 and under, tickets at or during Tour hours at Sparkles Fair, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, Marjorie Ferris, 617-6208980. USM School of Music’s Scholarship Gala, 5:30-10 p.m., $90 per person, Abromson Center, USM Portland, tickets at 780-5003 or

Saturday 12/4 3rd Annual Kick for Kids Fundraising Kick-A-Thon, hosted by Riverview Foundation’s Kids Who Care, family-friendly event with music, crafts, refreshments, silent auction, Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom, High St., Portland,, 729-7399. Benefit Concert for Nuestras Raices, music by Sergio Espinoza of Inkas Wasi and Afro-Cuban ensemble, Grupo Esperanza, with artwork, silent auction, traditional Peruvian, Mexican food, 6 p.m., Sacred Heart / St. Dominic’s Church, 80 Sherman St., Portland, Maria Sanchez, 272-2071 or

Midcoast Greely Ski Swap & Sale, to benefit Greely Ski Team, new and used equipment for sale, all ages, abilities, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland; drop off consignments 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at GHS, Rodney Booth, 829-6031. Holiday Home Tour, to benefit The Magical Moon Foundation, children with cancer, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $25 advance/ $30 door, free for children 12 and under, tickets at or during Tour hours at Sparkles Fair, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, Marjorie Ferris, 617-6208980. Kimmy’s Odd Ball and FUNdraiser, to benefit the Open Sky Fund, 5 p.m. VIP reception, 6 p.m. Gypsy Tailwind VIP performance, $20 reception general admission/ $30 reception, concert general admission/ $75 VIP all access admission, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., 899-4990, tickets at ”Maine Clam Feed,” steamed clam supper fundraiser hosted by The Maine Clammers Association, 4-7 p.m., $15 adult/ $5 ages under 12, please bring new unwrapped toy for donation, Masonic Lodge, Mallet Dr., Freeport, 615-5640. ”Viva Lebowski,” bowling, movie, prizes to benefit Nicholas Stevens for Multiple Sclerosis treatment, 9 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, 21+, 523-5148,

Sunday 12/5 2010 Jingle Bell Benefit Run/ Walk for Arthritis, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race/walk, Freeport High School, Holbrook St., Freeport, preregister at freeportjbr.kintera. org, FMI, 1-800-639-2113.

Monday 12/13 Choral Art Society Messiah SingAlong and Handel on Hunger Food Drive, to benefit Project FEED, 7:30 p.m., $5, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1342 Congress St., Portland,

Dining Out Saturday 12/4 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge 36 A.F. & A.M., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, Raymond McLellan, 846-4724, Dale Howe, 846-9506. ”Tea by the Sea” Holiday Shopping and Tea hosted by Nellie’s Tea and Gifts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $8, The Breakers Inn, 2 Bay View Ave., Higgins Beach, Scarborough, 761-8041 nelliestea. com.

Sunday 12/5 ”Tea by the Sea” Holiday Shopping and Tea hosted by Nellie’s Tea and Gifts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $8, The Breakers Inn, 2 Bay View Ave., Higgins Beach, Scarborough, 761-8041 nelliestea. com.

Thursday 12/9 Holiday Luncheon Potluck, 11:45 a.m., with music by Greely High Madrigal Singers at 12:30 p.m., Cumberland Congregational Church 286 Main St., Cumberland, bring salad or vegetable, call 8293419.

Gardens & Outdoors Friday 12/3 L.L.Bean Winter Sports Weekend, clinics, demos, kids activities and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,

Saturday 12/4 L.L.Bean Winter Sports Weekend, clinics, demos, kids activities and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sun-


day, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,

Sunday 12/5

L.L.Bean Winter Sports Weekend, clinics, demos, kids activities and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, L.L.Bean Campus, Main St., Freeport,

Tuesday 12/7

Winter Hiking Skills Workshop, hosted by the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, 6 p.m., free and open to the public, South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, Laura Flight, 215-5306.

Wednesday 12/8

Cape Elizabeth Garden Club Meeting, 12 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Community Center, open to new members, call Betty Montpelier, 799-0229.

Getting Smarter Friday 12/3

”Season of Light,” annual holiday astronomy show, 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, through Dec. 19, $6 adult / $4 child, Southworth Planetarium, USM-Portland, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 7804249,

Saturday 12/4

”Learn about State and Federal Tax Issues for 2011” Small Business Tax Workshop hosted by Portland SCORE, 9 a.m.,SCORE offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, register, 772-1147 or scoremaine. com.

”Season of Light,” annual holiday astronomy show, 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, through Dec. 19, $6 adult / $4 child, Southworth Planetarium, USM-Portland, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 7804249,

Sunday 12/5

”Season of Light,” annual holiday astronomy show, 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, through Dec. 19, $6 adult / $4 child, Southworth Planetarium, USM-Portland, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 7804249,

Kids and Family Stuff Saturday 12/4

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Annual “Night Tree” Event, book reading, edible ornament decoration, group hike, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $5 per child, registration required for hour-long program, call Laura, 865-4469, ext. 104,

Sunday 12/5

Children’s Authors Reading and Signing Event, with Maine authors Jeannie Brett, Cathryn Falwell, and Phillip Hoose, 1-3 p.m., hosted by Bull Moose Scarborough, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, bullmoose. com.

Levey Day School Hanukkah Party, 2-4 p.m., $3 suggested donation, open to public, with food, games, entertainment, Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland, 7747676 or

Thursday 12/9

Sesame Street Live: ”1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” Dec. 9-12, 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sunday, $10-$20, Portland Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, 775-3458, tickets at Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000,

Saturday 12/11

Third Annual Santa Day, free digital picture with Santa Claus, 12-2 p.m., Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, 1231 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355.

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Portland Artwalk, East End Holiday Stroll upcoming

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

Mid Coast Books, Authors Friday 12/3 Katharine Cobey, author of “Diagonal Knitting: A Different Slant,” 2-5 p.m. book signing, and exhibition viewing of sculptural knitted work and clothing, exhibit through Feb. 25, Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, Roland Wallace, author of “Maney the Sneezing Moose,” 10:30 a.m. reading, book signing, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 729-3600.

Films Thursday 12/9 ”Sweet Smell of Success” The Dreamland Theater film series, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.,

Galleries Friday 12/3 All-Harpswell Holiday Event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12, 18+ studios, shops, galleries open to celebrate Cribstone Bridge re-opening, maps available, Georgeann Kuhl, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 833-6081. Arts Downtown & All Around, Five Rivers Arts Alliance’s annual winter open studio and shop local weekend, with venues in Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoinham, Topsham, West Bath, Dresden, Woolwich, Dec. 3-5, details, map of locations at fiveriversartsalliance. org or at area businesses, Harriet Mosher, 798-6964.

Sunday 12/5 Yuletide Celtic Harp Concert, with Julia Lane and Kristin Tescher, 3 p.m., $5 child/ $10 adult, Winter Street Church, Washington St., Bath, 5428564

Friday 12/10 Castlebay, Celtic duo Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane, Side Door Coffee House, 7 p.m., $10, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515. Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Saturday 12/11 “Ceremony of Lessons and Carols,” St. Cecilia Chamber Choir 15th Anniversary Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, kids, students free, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, 380-2768

Theater & Dance Friday 12/3 “December Lights,” holiday readings presented by Center Stage Readers Theater, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $5 donation, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Joanna Patterson, 729-8584.

Saturday 12/4 “December Lights,” holiday readings presented by Center Stage Readers Theater, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $5 donation, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, Joanna Patterson, 729-8584.

Thursday 12/9

Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing, Yarmouth, 846-1009. Meg Wolff, author of “A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes For Optimal Health,”10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland.

Sunday 12/5 Rabelais’ Third Annual Holiday Cookie Swap, and book signing with Joanne Chang, author of “Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery & Cafe,” 3-5 p.m., Quimby Colony at the Roma, 769 Congress St., Portland, Samantha Lindgren, 774-1044.

Tuesday 12/7 Meg Wolff, author of “A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes For Optimal Health,” book signing, and Delicious Desserts class with Five Seasons Cooking School owner Lisa Silverman, 6:309:30 p.m., $40, 78 St. Lawrence St., Portland, Lisa, 233-6846. Port Veritas Open Mic Poetry Reading, feature poet Boston Slam Poet Ryk McIntyre, 7 p.m., $3 suggested donation, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, Terry Theise, author of “Reading Between the Wines,” Holiday Book Signing, 3-5 p.m., Rabelais, 86 Middle St., Portland,

Wednesday 12/8 Holiday Art Book Sale, hosted by Merrill Memorial Library Art Committee, 4-8 p.m., donatations of art-related books welcome, Merrill Memorial Library, Main Street, Yarmouth, 846-9562.

Thursday 12/9 Glenna Johnson Smith, author of “Old Maine Woman, Stories from The Coast to The County,” 4-6 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland.

Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans 7th Annual Show and Sale, 6-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bowdoinham Town Hall.

”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-12, $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets at box office, 442-8455.

Saturday 12/4

Friday 12/10

Arts Downtown & All Around, Five Rivers Arts Alliance’s annual winter open studio and shop local weekend, with venues in Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoinham, Topsham, West Bath, Dresden, Woolwich, Dec. 3-5, details, map of locations at fiveriversartsalliance. org or at area businesses, Harriet Mosher, 798-6964.

”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday, $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets at box office, 442-8455.

1930s Night at the State Theatre: vaudeville tunes by Over a Cardboard Sea, 5 p.m., followed by screening of “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m., $5, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland,

Saturday 12/11

Thursday 12/9

”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday, $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets at box office, 442-8455.

“Herb and Dorothy,” SCOPE: Visual Arts Film Series, 7:30 p.m. documentary screening, $5 SPACE Members, $7 nonmembers, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Sunday 12/12


Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans 7th Annual Show and Sale, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Bowdoinham Town Hall.

Sunday 12/5 All-Harpswell Holiday Event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12, 18+ studios, shops, galleries open to celebrate Cribstone Bridge re-opening, maps available, Georgeann Kuhl, Gallery at Widgeon Cove, 833-6081. Arts Downtown & All Around, Five Rivers Arts Alliance’s annual winter open studio and shop local weekend, with venues in Bath, Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoinham, Topsham, West Bath, Dresden, Woolwich, Dec. 3-5, details, map of locations at fiveriversartsalliance. org or at area businesses, Harriet Mosher, 798-6964.

Music Friday 12/3 Vanessa Torres, with Emily Dix Thomas on cello, and Ramblin’ Red, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe and Cinema, Fort Andross Mill 3, Main St., Brunswick 725-5222.

”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Studio Theatre of Bath, 2 p.m., $15, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets at box office, 442-8455.

Greater Portland Auditions Monday 12/6 Audition for “Rent,” the musical, presented by Lyric Music Theater, 6-9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; callbacks 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, ages 17+, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, 799-6509,, for audition details, requirements, Kristi McHugh at

Books, Authors Saturday 12/4 Ernie Weiss, author of “Out of Vienna; Eight Years of Flight from the

Films Friday 12/3

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

Friday 12/3 ”Art and Artisan” group show by Nancy Lawrence, Amy Emmons and Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening, Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276. Ember Grove’s 7th Annual Holiday Show, 5-9 p.m. Opening Reception, show runs Nov. 26-Jan. 1, 247 Congress St., Portland,, 761-0408. ”Flights of Fantasy,” whimsical artwork by David Stoddard, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through Jan. 5, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, Michelle Souliere 450-6695. ”Italy Inside/Out” oil paintings by


Brita Holmquist, 5-7 p.m. artist’s reception, exhibit Nov. 4-Dec. 31, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011. Live Auction Preview at Hour Exchange Portland, 5-8 p.m.,The TIME Gallery, 516 Congress St., Portland, view items online at Society for East End Arts Holiday Art Sale, 80+ artists, 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, East End Community School Center, 195 North St., Portland,, Solange Kellermann, 577-0648. ”Something from Nothing,” Papier Mache Sculpture by Nanci Kahn, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through Dec. 18, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, 772-1961. ”Transport: Exploring classic cars in ideal landscapes,” photographs by Robert Moran, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Dec. 31, running with scissors art studios & gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland, 699-4242 ”Winter Works: Glorious Winter as interpreted by Tom Curry, Ralf Feyl, Bjorn Runquist, Andrea Peters, Kevin Beers, Mitch Billis, and more,” 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit Nov. 5-Jan. 29, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 6995599.

Saturday 12/4 1st Saturday New Gloucester Arts Alive, 5-6 p.m. artisan showcase with paintings by Jacinda CottonCastro, 7:30 p.m. live music with singer-songwriter Lynn Deeves, First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester,, 926-3260. East End Holiday Stroll, 12-6 p.m., East End, Portland, list of participating businesses at Society for East End Arts Holiday Art Sale, 80+ artists, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, East End Community School Center, 195 North St., Portland,, Solange Kellermann, 577-0648. Yarmouth Holiday Art Walk, 4-7 p.m., along Main Street, Yarmouth,

Sunday 12/5 Society for East End Arts Holiday

Art Sale, 80+ artists, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, East End Community School Center, 195 North St., Portland,, Solange Kellermann, 577-0648.

Museums Christmas at Victoria Mansion: ”The Twelve Days of Christmas,” self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 26-Jan. 8, $15 adults/ $13.50 AAA, senior/ $7 mansion members/ $5 ages 6-17/ $35 family, no reservation necessary, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., victoriamansion. org, 772-4841. “Music in the House:” Holiday Tours of Longfellow House with seasonal music on chickering piano, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress St., Portland, 7741822 or

Friday 12/3 Exhibit Opening: ”The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection” 5-8 p.m. reception, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 7741822 or

Tuesday 12/7 Special Lecture and Light Projection by Artist Jenny Holzer, 6 p.m. free lecture at Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland; 7-10 p.m. light projection “For Portland,” on Portland Museum of Art building, Seven Congress Square, Por tland, 775-6148,

Music Friday 12/3 Yuletide Celebration Concert, Portland Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, $12 advance/$15 door, Scarborough High School auditorium, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough, tickets at Starbird Music in Portland or from chorus members,, Jay Nettesheim, 839-7070.

Saturday 12/4 The Choral Art Society’s Christmas at the Cathedral, 12 p.m. preview, 8 p.m. concert Saturday; 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. concert Sunday; $5-$30, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 828-0043, choralart.

Portland’s First Friday Artwalk on Friday, Dec. 3, will offer a plethora of gallery openings at studios located both on and off the peninsula. Addison Woolley Gallery at 132 Washington Ave., is hosting a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday to unveil its mixed-media and photography group show, “Addison Woolley & Friends,” including photographs by Diane Hudson, pictured here. Addison Woolley is also participating in the East End Holiday Stroll, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 12 to 6 p.m.

org, Starbird Music or Longfellow Books in Portland, the Book Review in Falmouth, Nonesuch Books in South Portland.

Childsplay, fiddle masters, 8 p.m., $22/$17, Portland High School Auditorium, 248 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 874-8250.

Dead Season, with Absence of the Sun, 5 p.m. $10 advance/ $12 door, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music, Hoboe, with Apocryphonic, 9 p.m., no cover, Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge, 25 Preble St., Portland.

Howard Fishman CD Release Performance, 8 p.m., $17 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Lynn Deeves, singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 senior or child, Village Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, villagecoffeehouse. org, 926-3161.

Yuletide Celebration Concert, Portland Community Chorus, 2 p.m., $12 advance/$15 door, Scarborough High School auditorium, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough, tickets at Starbird Music in Portland or from chorus members,, Jay Nettesheim, 839-7070.

Sunday 12/5

The Choral Art Society’s Christmas at the Cathedral, 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. concert; $5-$30, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 8280043,, Starbird Music or Longfellow Books in Portland, the Book Review in Falmouth, Nonesuch Books in South Portland.

Wednesday 12/8

Spose, Sontiago, Lady Zen and Saiyid Brent, hip-hop and soul performance with Portland High School ELL students, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free to the public, St. Lawrence Arts Center, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, sponsored by The Telling Room,

Thursday 12/9

Matisyahu: Festival of Light Concert, Hasidic reggae, 7:30 p.m., $26 advance/ $28 door, State Theatre,

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page 609 Congress St., Portland, Paula Cole, 8 p.m. concert, 6:30-9 p.m. dinner service, $40, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets,

Friday 12/10 David Mallett in Concert, 7:30 p.m., $25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 3473075.

Theater & Dance Friday 12/3 ”Broadway at Good Theater,” annual Broadway/holiday concert, with guest Sean Palmer, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; matinees, 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Dec. 2-5, $25-$30, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883. ”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, Dec.3-24, $12$39, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Dec. 3, Dec. 9-10; Dec. 16-17, Dec. 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18; 12 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19; extra showtimes, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19; and 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465, ”Holidays from Heaven and Hell,” improv performance by Portland Playback Theater, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10 donation, First Parish Church, Congress and Temple Streets, Portland, ”The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra,

with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and the Wescustago Youth Chorale, 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 3; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5; $45-$15; Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets via PortTix, 842-0800,, 781-7672. ”Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, tickets, $7-$8; 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Dec. 3-5; Dec. 10-12; Dec. 17-19; 2:30-3:30 p.m. pictures with Santa before each show for $7-$8, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ”The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” presented by the Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Dec. 3-5, $10 advance / $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets,, 865-2220. ”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Old Port Playhouse, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Dec. 2-19, $15-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

Saturday 12/4 ”Broadway at Good Theater,” annual Broadway/holiday concert, with guest Sean Palmer, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; matinees, 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Dec. 2-5, $25-$30, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883. ”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, Dec.3-24, $12$39, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays,

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Dec. 3, Dec. 9-10; Dec. 16-17, Dec. 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18; 12 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19; extra showtimes, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19; and 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465, Genuine Old Time Square Dance, with music, calling by The Dolly Wagglers and Friends, 7-10 p.m., $5, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 6153609. ”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Old Port Playhouse, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Dec. 2-19, $15-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, ”The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and the Wescustago Youth Chorale, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5; $45-$15; Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets via PortTix, 842-0800,, 781-7672. ”Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, tickets, $7-$8, 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Dec. 3-5; Dec. 10-12; Dec. 17-19; 2:30-3:30 p.m. pictures with Santa before each show for $7-$8, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ”The WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” presented by the Freeport Players, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Dec. 3-5, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook

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board members, including Department of Education capacity numbers for Coffin and Jordan Acres, the projected number of students entering kindergarten in the fall, and breakdowns of free and reduced lunch distributions for each redistricting scenario. Moving students from only Longfellow will displace 94 students, he said, while allowing students to be “grandfathered” at Coffin and Jordan Acres. Estimates vary on the number of displaced students if redistricting affects all three schools. “It is in the best interest of kids to disrupt as few as possible,” Perzanoski

said, adding the School Department has in the past been able to consider requests on a family by family basis. “Your policies allow us to look at each individual case. Sometimes that results in buses all over town.” He said no matter the option chosen by the board, staggered start times should also be changed to decrease the amount of time students spend waiting for buses. He encouraged the board to revisit any decision made this year in a couple of years to assess its effectiveness. “There are too many variables concerning the Brunswick student population,”


come from Bath’s Downtown Tax Increment Financing District, and not from taxes. The City Council amended the $1.1 million bond ordinance twice, first to delete the mention of “other miscellaneous downtown improvements” and then to add in the Vine Street and downtown parking work. The council approved the amended motion by 6-1, with Kyle Rogers in opposition.

from page 1 Street under the viaduct, from the train station to downtown, and downtown parking improvements. “If we do the borrowing all together, we get a better interest rate,” City Manager Bill Giroux said Wednesday. The money to repay the bond will

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Sunday 12/5 ”Broadway at Good Theater,” annual Broadway/holiday concert, with guest Sean Palmer, presented by Good Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; matinees, 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Dec. 2-5, $25-$30, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883. ”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, Dec.3-24, $12$39, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Dec. 3, Dec. 9-10; Dec. 16-17, Dec. 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18; 12 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19; extra showtimes, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19; and 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465, “Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, tickets, $7-$8; 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Dec. 3-5; Dec. 10-12; Dec. 17-19; 2:30-3:30 p.m. pictures with Santa before each show for $7-$8, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ”It’s A Wonderful Life,” presented by Old Port Playhouse, 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Dec. 2-19, $15-$22, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, ”The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet and Orchestra, with Musica de Filia Girlchoir and the Wescustago Youth Chorale, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5; $45-$15;

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Perzanoski said. While the workshop was well attended, there was little public comment. Former School Board member Alan Yuodsnukis spoke about the effect of poverty on students as being “corrosive.” He said he is glad to hear the board plans to take into consideration the economic diversity of students. “The town will change and it’s an issue that will stay at the forefront,” Yuodsnukis said. Dana Bateman said her children attend Coffin and she is glad the board is considering grandfathering current students where they are. She expressed concern estimates for free and reduced lunch will vary greatly. Comment on this story at:

The city issued a $4.5 million bond in 1999 for combined sewer overflow abatement and street and sidewalk improvements, and this March borrowed $400,000 bond for sidewalk work around the recently opened downtown Hampton Inn. With $2.43 million remaining in those bonds, Giroux said, the city can

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“No matter what happens, the numbers are going to change,” Bateman said. “It’s a moving target.” Rich Ellis, who was elected to the board in November and will be seated in January, said student/teacher ratios are also important considerations along with the number of classrooms at each school. The board is expected to take up redistricting again Dec. 8 during a regular meeting. “We have a lot to think about between now and next Wednesday,” Chairman Corinne Perreault said. Redistricting maps and information can be found on the school website at www. Stephanie Grinnell can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or

now get a better interest rate on that debt, prompting the council to vote unanimously to refinance it. Giroux said the city should save about $250,000 by refinancing. The City Council will vote on final passage for both bonding ordinances next month. Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or

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from page 1 several documents defending the safety of smart meters, including a “frequently asked questions” pamphlet released Nov. 29 that acknowledges the lack of long-term studies proving the safety of the technology, but also says reviews of the research “pointed to no consistent or convincing evidence to support a concern for health effects related to the use of (radio frequency) in the range of frequencies and power used by smart meters.” Boland said legislators were uninformed about the potential risks when they voted to allow the smart meters. In addition to Boland, speakers from more than 15 communities and two other states spoke out against the meters, many asking CMP for a formal opt-out provision that would offer a choice about having the meters installed. “We’re in a position (where) we’re forced to buy product we don’t want,” said Scarborough resident Elisa Boxer-Cook, a critic of the wireless meters who has organized opposition and filed a formal complaint with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. “We’re asking CMP to respect our concerns, to compromise with an opt-out solution. We think this is reasonable.” Hudson, N.Y., resident Michele Hertz said smart meters reduced her ability to concentrate, made her agitated and caused headaches. “I’m not being paid to be here. I’m not a scientist. But I’m living proof — smart meters installed on my house made me sick,” she said. “I really do not believe the electric companies are trying to hurt people, but they’re making a terrible mistake.” Several local doctors also spoke out against the meters. “There are very few of us who are informed in any way about any of this,” Dr. Magili Quinn, a family practice doctor in Falmouth, said. Quinn said she contacted her stepson’s cardiologist to ask if his pacemaker would be affected by the meters and was told to call the manufacturer. “The specialists I rely on don’t even have any answers.”

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Scarborough resident Elisa Boxer-Cook, left, listens to a speaker during a Nov. 29 public hearing in Scarborough for people to voice concerns about Central Maine Power Co.’s “smart” meter project. Boxer-Cook is leading opposition to the meters, citing possible health effects from radiation emitted by the wireless meters. Representatives from CMP also attended the five-hour meeting and assured the public the meters are safe.

Monday’s forum came after the Scarborough Town Council passed a resolution on Oct. 20 asking CMP to wait 90 days before installing the wireless meters on customers’ homes and businesses. The towns of Cape Elizabeth and Sanford subsequently passed similar moratoriums. “You should have to prove it’s safe first before you expose the public in massive experiment,” Dr. Sean McCloy, a family practice physician from Portland, said Monday. Once the smart grid is fully installed, which is scheduled for early 2012, the meters will allow customers to view their electricity usage in real time and make decisions about turning off appliances during peak hours to save money. CMP received $96 million stimulus funding to support the grid upgrade and has estimated it will save a matching amount by eliminating the need for meter readers. “We are moving from the 19th to the 21st century,” CMP spokesman John Carroll said. “This is a step forward for our company and something that’s very good for Maine and our customers.” While CMP agreed to honor Scarborough’s requested installation delay until

after the public forum, residents in Cape Elizabeth reported the company has moved forward with the installation despite the town’s request. “Where’s the choice to use or not use the technology? Cape Elizabeth voted no. You said ‘we’re doing it anyway,’” McCloy said. Ann Kaplan, a Cape Elizabeth resident, said she filed a letter in support of BoxerCook’s PUC complaint recently after she arrived home to find “a CMP employee with a box under his arm heading to my electric meter.” Kaplan said she asked the employee if he was aware of the Town Council’s moratorium and he said that he was, but that he was going ahead with the installation anyway. “We have certainly said to anyone who’s ever asked us if we’re stopping installation in Cape Elizabeth, we’re not,” Carroll said Monday. “If Cape Elizabeth councilors are asking for response, we’ve given it.” Carroll indicated after the meeting Monday that he was not sure if CMP would continue to honor Scarborough’s moratorium now that the council-requested forum has happened. The PUC has not decided whether to

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has already been removed, leaving just a concrete pad. The town has applied for a grant for demolition that will not fund removal of all of the buildings and the water tower. The $60,000 grant will be awarded in March and the town is required to provide a $15,000 match. Town Planner Carol Tukey said she could apply for a larger grant, but the town must still kick in a 20 percent match. Current estimates for removing all the buildings range between $150,000 and $500,000, Wells said. “These are hazards for sure,” Wells said of the buildings. Selectman Elie Multer said she would like a structural assessment of the water tower as well as cost estimates to demolish each individual building. “If (the water tower) fails, that’s the biggest disaster of all of them,” she said. The water tower is steel with an estimated 250,000-gallon capacity. A report by Woodward & Curran in 2006 did not assess the condition of the tower or a pier on the property.

from page 1 large investment to refurbish. Selectmen Chairman James Henderson said a previous estimate set a projected cost of more than $300,000 just to repair roofs. There are nine buildings and a water tower remaining on the more than 118-acre Mitchell Field property, which the town accepted from the U.S. Navy in 1997. Asbestos and mercury have been mitigated, but there is likely lead paint remaining, Wells said. Wells said each of the structures was built in the 1950s with an expected 10-year lifespan. More than 50 years later, they have been boarded up with plywood and bars to deter vandals. Wells said the town received a permit from the state to demolish all of the buildings and bury the debris on site. Crushed brick and concrete may be salvaged for new uses, he said. Town Administrator Kristi Eiane suggested creating a priority list of buildings to be demolished. A steel “skeleton building”

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There has been little to no maintenance to any of the structures since 1997, according to the report. Inside the generator building, which Wells described as “far superior” to the rest of the buildings, peeling and flaking paint hangs from rails and two inactive diesel generators. The only light inside the building comes from an open door, because lighting fixtures and wiring have been destroyed by vandals and time. A strong smell of oil and diesel mixes with the smell of a building long closed. Mitchell Field Implementation Committee member Karin Blake said materials left on site to create a railing for the pier have been removed and thrown in the ocean. The pier remains closed to the public. While there is little evidence of graffiti, vandals have destroyed anything left of value inside each of the accessible buildings, even going as far as smashing a sink with a large rock, according to one committee member.

Two houses also gained by the town as part of the property were discussed Monday. Henderson said he wanted to be sure “specifically (the houses) are not livable” to avoid backlash in the future. Eiane said she has been told there is mold and evidence of lead paint in both houses. “They are not fit to be rented,” she said, adding it is her understanding the Mitchell Field Implementation Committee agreed the houses should also be demolished along with the other brick buildings. Eiane determined the next steps would be getting an estimate on evaluating the structural integrity of the water tower, assessing the “livability and liability” of the two houses and creating a prioritized list of buildings to be demolished. Selectmen were scheduled to meet with the Mitchell Field Implementation Committee Thursday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. to discuss proposed ordinance changes to allow redevelopment of the property. Stephanie Grinnell can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or




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