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midcoast 14 Friday July 23 1993 Bangor Daily News In brief Soccer camp slated for Georges Valley THOMASTON — ' Coaches Sam Pendleton and Darryl Townsend will conduct a two-week soccer camp from July 26-30 and Aug 2-6 at Georges Valley High School The second week will be a progression of the skills learned during the first week The theme of the camp will be ball mastery There will also be ample opportunity for game experience in each session The first session will be for boys and girls in kindergarten through third grade and will be held from 8 am to 9:30 am The second session will be for students in grades four through six and will te held from 9:15 a m to 10:45 am The last session will be held from 10:30 am to noon for students in grade seven through 12 The cost will be $12 per week or $20 for the two-week session Registration yill be held Monday July 26 at the start of each session Registration for the second week will be held Monday Aug 2 Courses offered to increase skills THOMASTON — The Thomaston Center of the University of Maine System offers developmental courses each semester for students who need further skill development in reading writing or mathematics These courses are designed to increase learning and build the self confidence which is essential for a successful college experience Reading for Understanding involves individual and group study with an emphasis on improving comprehension reading rate vocabulary and reading study skills Basic Writing employs a workshop approach to help students develop the basic skills they need for college writing Students will learn how to edit their own papers as they are led systematically through a writing process Mathematics 009 emphasizes arithmetic computations and an introduction to algebra For further information or to register for these classes call the Thomaston Center Composting talk slated at Cushing CUSHING — The last talk in this year’s Cushing Recycling Committee artistauthor lecture series will be held at 7:30 pm Friday July 30 in the Cushing Historical Society building Beth Conner will speak on turning garden waste into a garden resource Conner recently completed a workshop on the various techniques for home composting that had been offered in Camden and is now a designated master compos ter Conner will show a 20-minute film on composting and will display an inexpensive animal- and rodent-proof composting barrel of her own invention Conner will also answer ques- tions and be available for individual on-site composting consultation She offers this service free of charge as part of the 30 hours of community service which all mas ter composters are required to give Karuna Trio concert BELFAST — The Karuna Trio will present a concert of classical and contemporary music at 8 pm Friday July 23 in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library Oboist Kate Hudson bassoonist Angela R Capps and pianist Ruth ' McClure will perform works by Boismortier Glinka Liszt McClure and Osborne Admission is $5 at the door Children under 12 will be admitted free Papa Loves Mambo BELFAST — Papa Loves Mam bo one of New England’s leading dance bands will perform in chemical free dance for all ages at 8 pm Friday July 23 at the Blue Goose on Route 1 in Belfast The seven-piece horn ensemble is best known for the upbeat playfulness of its Caribbean dance beats Proceeds from the dance will benefit the scholarship fund of the Hay stack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle Tickets will be $7 at the door Historical society WARREN — The Warren Histor ical Society will meet at 7:30 pm Thursday Aug 5 at the Second Congregational Church Carolyn Willey will speak and show slides on Old Warren Public Places Re freshments will be served The public is invited to attend A ‘ - $ 9t ait il Cross Emery Doherty Landre I 4ft A Rosenberg Hyssong Coastal-area teen-agers seek Sea Goddess title ROCKLAND — Seventeen coastal-area teen-agers will vie for the title of 1993 Maine Sea Goddess at the Maine Lobster Festival to be held Aug 5 through 8 The Sea Goddess pageant will take place at 8 pm Friday Aug 6 on the stage at Harbor Park in Rockland Sea Princesses for 1993 are: Erika Michelle Rosenberg 17 daughter of Robert Rosenberg of Rockport and Joan Rosenberg of Camden Mary Louise Clayton 18 daughter of Philip and Cynthia Clayton of Rockland Heidi Lynn Vanorse 18 daughter of David and Nancy Vanorse of Rockland Taryn Marie Lord 18 daughter of Mr and Mrs Bradley Overlock of Warren Dawn Michelle Pease 19 daughter of Willard and Cheryl Pease of Spruce Head Bobbi Jean Emery 17 daughter of Robert N Emery Jr of Rockport and Patty Clayton Emery of Stockton Springs Magen Leigh Curry 18 daughter of Linda Seelye of Camden and John Curry of Warren Kelly Ann Doherty 18 daughter of Deborah Robinson of Rockland and Timothy Doherty of Union Melanie Lynn Hallett 18 daughter of Guy and Elaine Hallett of Rockland Tracie Lynn Allen 18 daughter of Kenneth and Donna Allen of Rockland Tanya Lee Hyssong 18 daughter of John and Delores Hyssong of Rockport Emily Olga Waterman 18 daughter of Mary and Steve Waterman of South Thomaston Wendy Lee Cross 18 daughter of Robert and Linda Cross of Rockland Aimee Kathleen Fullerton 17 daughter of Dennis and Kelly Fullerton of South Thomaston Sherrie Lee Leino 18 daughter of James and Sandra Leino of Rockland Tara Lyn Shorey 19 daughter of Eileen Flanagan of Rockland and Thomas Shorey of Owls Head and Angela Marie Landre 18 daughter of Dixie Landre of Rockland and Francis Landre of Tenants Harbor Midcoast towns file petition opposing merger O from page' 1 serving regions too far apart would result in uniform rate increases to the benefit of some communities and the detriment of others would expose all ratepayers to the cost of one town’s environmental catastrophe and would make future rate-increase cases more complex Deciphering the revenues and expenses “of the new Goliath water company would be like trying to waltz with a giant octopus without getting crushed or eaten” Gibbons said “Be assured that in future rate-increase hearings the giant octopus will be dancing with very few people” Gibbons said other concerns about the merger should be how the future water needs of the two other regions compare with the service area of the Camden and Rockland Water Co whether huge demands for industrial water needs for one community would be financed by all and whether all would share equally the widely varying local costs of meeting federal clean water requirements “All these water companies are owned almost entirely by Consumers Water Co the second-largest in the nation” Gibbons said “so the fundamental question is whether this merger is for the benefit of the public or the shareholders Our other question is whether future rate increases would be done separately by region or whether they will want uniform rates The merger notice is not clear on that but it is obvious that uniform rates for this enormous geographic area would benefit some at the expense of others” I ' Lord Vanorse Pease Allen Hallett Shorey Preliminary figures provided by CRWC show that separate rate increases of from 116 percent to 161 percent proposed for Greenville Millinocket and Oakland would decrease drastically with a uniform increase for the entire merged company while Skowhegan and Kezer Falls would see large increases to make up the difference CRWC’s increase with uniform rates would be less than 1 percent CRWC Vice President Craig Hadley said those figures “are extremely preliminary almost theoretical” but that consideration is being given to uniform rates “We do feel it is an alternative to be looked at and it may be put forth in our rate filing with the PUC” he said As for the local benefits of the merger Hadley said “consider that our rate increase request of 71 percent filed separately would be 67 percent with the merger due primarily to lower future financing costs so one can see an immediate plus Again we stress that the rate Mon-Tues 6am-8p m Michael's Wed-Sat 6am- 9pm m SmSarn-2pin fiPBESiM " V Tonight All you can eat FRIED CLAMS uui cab $fJ99 ROAST PORK DINNER Main Rd Hannibal Hamlin Camden Street development argued at Rockland meeting Zoning plan pits residents against business owners By Emmet Meara Of the NEWS Staff ROCKLAND — The familiar dif- ‘ ferences between Camden Street neighbors and business owners were aired once again Thursday this time at a public hearing on a proposed zoning plan ' Neighbors once proposed Camden Street as a perfect place for a building moratorium Residents of Pen Bay Acres residential development fearful of commercial expansion and its effect on their property values begged the city for protection The City Council refused to enact a moratorium But the zoning plan presented Thursday would place some limits on commercial development in the area That idea may have satisfied some neighbors but not everyone The city’s lone car dealer Edward Komolsky said the plan would stop him from expanding his business on land which has had a commercial use since 1930 before Pen Bay Acres was built A bank is considering moving to Camden Street but is hesitant because of new restrictions he said “Rockland has to decide if it is going to remain a business center or become another Camden Komolsky said “We are lucky to stay Site selection for new CSD school could prove thorniest issue of all By Bruce Kyle Of the NEWS Staff HOPE — Proving the old real estate adage true a committee charged with finding a site for a new five-town high school agreed Thursday night that the three most important factors will be location location and location Voters in SAD 28 (Camden and Rockport Hope Appleton and Lin-colnville) in June approved the concept of forming a Community School District and raised a $75000 planning fund for a new high school to replace Camden-Rockport High School A full proposal will go to the voters in November or next spring The combined school boards formed four committees to tackle the separate tasks of hiring an architect hiring legal counsel to draft the legislation to create the CSD providing the public with information about the developing project and choosing a site At its first meeting Thursday the site committee juggled a list of criteria that include adequate acreage sewage road access minimizing transportation costs and time safety avoidance of wetlands and finding a willing seller increase is driven by our need for improvements to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure that our customers are safe and healthy” The average quarterly bill for CRWC residential customers now is $5274 According to Hadley’s rough estimate the 71 percent increase without the merger would increase that bill to $90 per quarter With the merger but with separate local rates the bill would be $8783 compared with $8863 with uniform rates Ken Jacobson president of CRWC and Wanakah Water Co said the merger would create a more cost-efficient operation despite its geographic size “These three companies already share a lot of services — billing water-quality analysis technical services With today’s technology so much can be done from remote locations” Jacobson said the question of catastrophic events “works both Old Fashioned Food at Old Fashioned Prices Saturday Specials' All American BREAKFAST Eggs Bacon Pancakes Toast Homefries $099 FISH FRY $099 ” Icelandic Haddock ” Maine Shrimp Plaza Hampden Tel 862-5690 in business the way things are And we are being told what todo by people not out there making a living They don’t know what we are doing If you own Boardwalk and Park Place you try and get the most money out of it” The highest and best use of land between Wal-Mart and Pizza Hut is not residential but commercial he said Those property owners will get a lot more for their land if it can be developed commercially he said “You are taking money out of people’s pockets” Pen Bay Acres resident Carol Goldsmith noted that Komolsky does not live in Rockland but in Owls Head “because he can’t find a house to suit him in Rockland” Commercial strip development favored by businessmen would harm the value of Pen Bay Acres homes as well as kill downtown Rockland she said Zoning consultant Beth Della Valle of Market Decisions said the midcoast market is not big enough for two business centers The Camden Street development is “starting to take its toll” on downtown Downtown merchant David Ihrig said the plywood on the vacated and decisions made by the zoning group “will be vital to future development” he said The future will not be on large-scale manufactur State guidelines require a site of at least 26 usable acres Rick Ash of Rockport said his preliminary work at the Camden Town Office had identified at least 25 such properties on the western side of town with sewer lines available or nearby Ash said that two or more smaller parcels could be combined to make the required acreage While the committee agreed that Camden’s sewers could make building the school much cheaper and easier than it would be with a septic system A1 Robbins of the Appleton School Board warned that the closer the new school is to downtown Camden the less chance the project has of winning over voters in his town who are seeking relief from the long bus ride their students now have Appleton’s costs would rise under the formula accepted by the voters in June “and that was sold to them with the promise that they’d get a better deal on travel” Robbins said Allan Frontin of Hope said other selling points of Camden are its municipal water system capable of running a sprinkler for fire protection and its large fire department Because population growth in ' ways Camden-Rockland is just as likely or unlikely to experience a severe problem as anywhere The real benefit of uniform rates is that it spreads the risks out I also disagree that the merger would result in more complex rate cases One case instead of eight is much simpler and means we can lower rate-case costs for our customers” On the impact of heavy-demand industrial users Jacobson said “Camden-Rockland has far more industrial users than these other areas so that aspect of the merger would definitely benefit this area Keep in mind too that when Camden-Rockport looks for its next source of supply and a new filtration plant that is a substantial cost that would be spread out because of the merger” Dates for the PUC hearings on the rate increase and merger proposals have not yet been set LOBSTER & CLAM SPECIAL IVs lb Hot Boiled Lobster 1 lb Steamed Clams Choice of Potato Salad Bar and Biscuits (Price Subject to Change) $1295 LIGHT’S RESTAURANT Route 1 North of Searsport 548-2405j oo "" ing but jn a lot of small development he said He called for a Sear’s store is a sign of the decay of the area and “people judge a city by its downtown” not by its Wal-Mart store The downtown and its link to exploding development in the harbor is the future of the city “balance” of residential and commercial interests in the Camden Street area Chamber of Commerce Director Clayton Fowlie warned the committee that Old County Road will not be considered a bypass by the state Department of Transportation if it is zoned incorrectly That bypass may go to Route 90 in Rockport which could cripple the tourism business Fowlie said Fowlie implored the committee to save downtown for tourism development As the Pen Bay Acres-Camden Street argument continued past the two-hour mark Alice Knight suggested that the city build a new road from the residential development away from Camden Street to settle the argument Pen Bay Acres residents are the most vocal opposition to development “But when they bought those houses in the development they knew they were living next to Route 1” Knight said Hope Appleton and Lincolnville is expected to exceed that in Camden and Rockport defining a ‘central’ location for the school could be difficult SAD 28 Superintendent Tom Marx said He also recommended that the committee keep in mind future needs “for 50 or 70 years down the road ” The committee agreed that a site on Route 105 near the Camden-Hope line might be a good place to start and decided to begin calling owners of large tracts of tend even if the land is not now listed for sale ROCKLAND — The following cases were heard Thursday in 6th District Court: Wanda L Chipman 32 Rockland operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor $400 license suspended for 90 days James A McClure no age given Rockland failure to possess lob-stercrab fishing license $203 Fernando M Poblete 33 Bath operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor $450 three days in jail to be served through the Sagadahoc County alternative sentencing program in Bath Raymond Ott 34 Rockland assault 90 days in jail immediate work release ordered if acceptable to jail violation of condition of release 90 days in jail to run concurrent with previous sentence two counts of theft 90 days in jail to run concurrent with previous sentences violation of bail condition 45 days in jail sentence to run concurrent with previous sentences possession of marijuana $200 Raquel M Penney 17 Union allowing illegal operation of motor vehicle $100 Martinique Merrill 16 Warren operating motor vehicle without a license $100 Allen T Winchenbach 18 Rockland two counts of illegal possession of liquor by a minor $300 Marjorie L Feldpausch 35 South Thomaston possession of marijuana $200 Stewart M Brady 41 Camden retail Seafood license violation $220 11AM HtlSAT 11:30AM SUN

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