Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Roy and Gleason Power UMF to Largest Win Ever Over USM

GORHAM, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington (3-7-1) women's soccer team snapped a three-game skid on Wednesday with a 4-1 non-conference win at the University of Southern Maine (3-7).

The dual-threat of freshmen Lydia Roy (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) and Ashley Gleason (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) helped the Beavers take an early 2-0 lead. In the fifth minute, Gleason played the ball in front of the goal and then dished the assist off to Roy, who tallied her fifth goal of the year.

Four minutes later, Gleason scored a goal of her own by capitalizing on a turnover. The Huskies turned the ball over at the top of the box and Gleason was there for the breakaway score.  

Katie Clark (Westbrook, Maine/Westbrook) gave UMF a 3-0 edge in the 16 minute when the senior fired a shot from about 30 yards out for the unassisted goal.

After USM got on the board in the 59th minute, Bridget Humphrey (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) added the final goal of the contest with a penalty kick in the final two minutes.

Today's win marks the largest margin of victory on record for the Beavers against the Huskies. UMF has yet to lose to USM in the last four meetings (3-0-1) and have outscored the Huskies 11-6.

UMaine-Farmington returns home on Saturday to host Castleton University at 12:30 p.m.

Bowdoin Scores Three Second Half Goals, Defeats USM 4-0

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Polar Bears scored three goals in the final 26 minutes of the game to pull away from the University of Southern Maine Huskies for a 4-0 win in a non-conference men's soccer game Tuesday evening.

The win is the second straight for the Polar Bears who improve to 4-2-2 overall. The Polar Bears are undefeated in their last four games (2-0-2). Southern Maine falls to 1-8-1 with the loss.

Despite yielding an early 1-0 lead as Bowdoin senior Hunter Miller (Aurora, Ill./Benet Academy) converted an assist from sophomore Sam Ward (Wellesley Hills, Mass./Saint Marks School) in the 11th minute, Southern Maine was able to keep the Polar Bears off of the board for the remainder of the half.

Bowdoin continued to pressure the Huskies' defense in the second half, but was unable to put one past freshman goalkeeper Simon Hulbert (Bar Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island). Bowdoin freshman Jake Stenquist (Hudson, Mass./Rivers School) made it 2-0 in favor of the Polar Bears in the 64th minute.  Fifteen minutes later Bowdoin made it a 3-0 game with a score from senior Colton Hall (Farmington, Maine/Mt. Blue) in the 79th.  Freshman Moctar Niang (New York, N.Y./Dalton School) finished the scoring notching a late goal in the 86th minute for the 4-0 final.

            Hulbert made 12 saves in the loss for the Huskies.   Bowdoin sophomore Stevie Van Siclen (Carlisle, Mass./The Rivers School) made one save to earn the shut out.  Bowdoin held a 33-1 advantage in shots and an 8-0 lead in corner kicks.

Southern Maine remains on the road this Saturday (1:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference game at UMass Dartmouth. Bowdoin travels to Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) for a NESCAC match up.

Men's Soccer Tames Huskies in Tuesday Non-Conference Win

Hunter Miller gave Bowdoin the lead in the 11th minute on Tuesday
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team scored three goals in the second half to pull away from the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday afternoon at Pickard Field, 4-0.

The Polar Bears move to 4-2-2 this season while the Huskies fall to 1-8-1 overall.

How It Happened
  • Bowdoin controlled the majority of the first half but found the back of the net just once as a nice feed from Sam Ward set up Hunter Miller, who chipped a shot over oncoming USM goaltender Simon Hulbert at 10:25.
  • Andrew Jones rang one attempt off the cross bar in Bowdoin's next best chance to score as the Polar Bears held a 15-1 shot advantage in the first half
  • Hulbert did his best to keep the Huskies in the contest, making 12 saves, including a diving stop on CJ Masterson in the second period
  • The flood gates opened for Bowdoin in the final 27 minutes as the Polar Bears scored a trio of goals to seal the win
  • Jake Stenquist's first career goal came at 63:37 from Nick DeStefano
  • Colton Hall found the back of the net from CJ Masterson at 78:34
  • Moctar Niang rounded out the scoring at 85:19
  • Stevie Van Siclen stopped the only shot he saw in the first half from USM's Ahmed Adnan 
  • Bowdoin held an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks
Up Next
  • Bowdoin will return to NESCAC play with a match at Trinity on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Southern Maine will get back to Little East play on Saturday at UMass-Dartmouth for a 1:00 p.m. kick-off

HS Girl's Soccer: Casey Pine Leads Oceanside To 1-0 Victory

Thomaston, Maine - The Oceanside varsity soccer team hosted Winslow on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in Thomaston, Maine. Oceanside won the game by one goal scored by Casey Pine.

Oceanside 1, Winslow 0


Oceanside, Casey Pine, 39:26, 2nd half, unassisted


Winslow, Hillary Libby, 14 saves
Oceanside, Kalyn Grover, 4 saves


Winslow 7
Oceanside 20

Corner Kicks:

Winslow 2
Oceanside 7


Kalyn Grover knocked away a point blank shot by Makenzie Carlow with 1:30 to go to preserve a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon in Thomaston.  Casy Pine was able to break loose from a group to get a quick shot past Hillary Libby very early in the 2nd half.  The goal would prove to be the game winner as top seeded Oceanside held strong for the shutout.  Paige Trask and Maddy Morneault led a solid defensive effort for Winslow.  Oceanside improves to 9-0-1 on the season.  Winslow falls to 6-2-2.

Thornton Academy Field Hockey vs. Sanford High School, October 3, 2015 Results

TA 2
Sanford 1

TA's Taylor Ouellette assisted by Libby Pomerleau with 13:11 left in the first half.
1-0 at the half.
TA's Libby Pomerleau assisted by Taylor Ouellette with 24:17 left in the game.
Sanford's Kim Works assisted by Marissa Nance with 23:44 left in the game.

TA was awarded 3 corners.
Sanford was awarded 5 corners.
TA's Issy Capozzi made two saves and Grace Decker had a defensive save.

Sanford's Amber Singleton made four saves and Maya Joy made a defensive save.

TA is now 9-2 and plays Massabesic at 7:15 today, Tuesday night at Hill Stadium. TA's game is a fundraising game where spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries and/or cash donations. All donations go towards TA's WGME Good Shepherd Food Bank/Saco Food Pantry Challenge.

Sanford is now 7-2-1.

"Schooner Mattie" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Schooner Mattie" by Doug Mills
The schooner Mattie, now Grace Bailey, part of Frank Swift's original windjammer fleet, built 1882!

Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Makes Debut Rockland Visit

Rockland, Maine - Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas made it's debut visit to Rockland, Maine on October 4th, 2015. Serenade of the Seas 2000+ passengers while ashore could visit Camden, custom tour of the area, visit the many stores along Rockland's main street and more by around 16 tour buses or they could take a taxi.

According to Rockland Main Street, Rockland's mayor Frank Isganitis led a delegation aboard the Serenade of the Seas on Sunday morning, where the ship's captain accepted the key to the city. During a special reception that included members of Royal Caribbean's Pinnacle Club, the captain presented checks for $2,500 each to three deserving Midcoast charitable organizations: Trekkers, Area Interfaith Outreach, and Broadreach/Youthlinks. In addition to the leadership from those organizations the delegation included representatives from the business community, the city, the chamber of commerce, and Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Serenade of the Seas is a sleek and sunlit ship built with panoramic vistas and wide-open spaces. Enjoy the ship's view with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.  She was completed in 2003 apart of the Radiance class.

This ship can carry 2,490 passengers and 891 crew members.

You can catch Serenade of the Seas as it will make a second Rockland visit around October 12th, 2015.

Royal Caribbean has no planned visits to Rockland in 2016.

Monday, October 5, 2015

LaBrie Named NAC Rookie of the Week

WHITINGHAM, VT - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its weekly honors for men's soccer and Thomas' Adam LaBrie has been named rookie of the week.

LaBrie recorded eight points in a 2-1 week for Thomas. The rookie scored a hat-trick in a 6-2 conference win over New England College on Saturday. LaBrie then added another goal on Sunday in a 3-2 loss to Colby-Sawyer.

Thomas will host Green Mountain College on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. contest at Smith Field.

Christy Jewett Named NESCAC Volleyball Player of the Week

Christy Jewett ranks second all-time at Bowdoin in career kills
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior co-captain Christy Jewett (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Jewett was outstanding in three wins against conference opponents last week as Bowdoin extended its winning streak to eight matches. She racked up double-figure kills in each win, including 19 kills and six digs in a key NESCAC win over Tufts on Saturday. Jewett finished the week averaging 4.08 kills and 2.92 digs per set, while hitting at a .308 rate. With her performance last week, she moved into second place all-time at Bowdoin in career kills (1,137).

The Polar Bears are currently the only NESCAC team undefeated in conference play at 4-0 and stand at 10-3 overall this season. Bowdoin will return to action this weekend when they host Trinity on Friday (8:00 p.m.) and Wesleyan on Saturday (2:00 p.m.) in their final two regular season home matches of the fall.

Maddie Ziegler Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Twelve year old Maddie Ziegler looked beautiful wearing a two tone dress and silver heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Madison Nicole "Maddie" Ziegler born September 30, 2002 is an American child dancer, actress, and model. She is best known for appearing on the Lifetime reality television series Dance Moms.

Statement of Governor LePage on El Faro Search and Rescue‏

AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage released Monday the following statement with regard to the search for survivors, including four Mainers, from the cargo ship El Faro.

“While Coast Guard officials have suspended the search for El Faro, the search for survivors continues and we are not giving up hope. The First Lady and I are praying for all those aboard, including our four Mainers. During this very difficult time, our hearts go out to the families and friends of our fellow Mainers, as well as the other 29 crew members.”

“Our gratitude also goes to rescue teams who are risking their own lives to find those who are lost. We pray for your safe return and hope those aboard El Faro are brought back to their families.”

Kira Kosarin Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - 'The Thundermans' star Kira Kosarin looked stunning wearing a black strapless Wow Couture dress and Vince Camuto heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Kira Nicole Kosarin, 17, is an American actress and singer who currently stars as Phoebe Thunderman in the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.

Sarah Hyland Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - 'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland looked simply delightful wearing a black, silver dress and silver heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Sarah Jane Hyland, 24, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

Camden Hills Regional High School 'Homecoming' Schedule Announced

2015 CHRHS Homecoming List of Events

Thursday 10/08
1:00 pm: School Pep Rally

Friday 10/09:  Homecoming Day One

4:00 pm Camden Hills Cross Country Meet Invitational

Saturday 10/10:  Homecoming Day Two

8:30 Homecoming 5K “Fun Run” hosted by CHRHS XC Team to benefit the schools new course. $15 entry fee.  Contact Coach Bonzi for more details: hbonzi@mac.com
10:00 Freshman Boys Soccer vs. Mt Ararat
11:00 Mountain Bike Meet at the Camden Snow Bowl
12:40 Athletic Director Steve Alex will introduce our
Honorary Team of the Day. The three original school Alumni Associations. The Appleton Huskies, The Rockport Beavers and The Camden Mustangs (Hope and Lincolnville students were always part of the original Camden High School).  These schools and their alumni eventually went on to form Camden - Rockport High School and now Camden Hills Regional High School.

12:50 Opening Homecoming Welcome! – Dr. Nick Ithomitis
12:55 National Anthem performed by Camden Hills Chamber Singers & Women’s Choir lead by CHRHS Choral Director Kim Murphy
1:00 Varsity Girls Soccer Vs Lawrence
1:00 Girls Varsity Field Hockey Vs Erskine Academy
1:00  Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Vs Mt Blue
2:30 Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Vs Lawrence
2:30 JV Girls Field Hockey Vs Erskine Academy
3:00 Varsity Boys Soccer Vs Mt Blue
3:40 Dr Nick Ithomitis will introduce our Honorary Fan of the Day long time CHRHS   Teacher Liz Dailey

This years Homecoming event will also recognize our senior fall athletes from the cross country, girls soccer and Mountain Bike Teams who will play in their last regular season home contest.

The food tent is open and serving food from 11:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday and is free of charge to all attending guest.

** The boys soccer team will be collecting canned food items for a local food pantry from anyone wishing to donate at the homecoming festivities.


MIAMI – Coast Guard crews continue searching for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro Monday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. 
While searching in the vicinity of the ship's last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas, the Coast Guard located a deceased person in a survival suit in the water.
A heavily damaged life boat with markings consistent with those on board the El Faro was also located. Additional items located include a partially submerged life raft, life jackets, life rings, cargo containers and an oil sheen were located by Coast Guard aircrews within a 225 square nautical mile search area.
Multiple crews continue to search for survivors from the El Faro.  Assets involved in the search include:
  • Two Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida
  • Two Navy P-8 fixed wing airplanes
  • One Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida
  • Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton, a 154-foot fast response cutter  homeported in Key West, Florida.
  • Three commercial tugboats
Sea and weather conditions during today’s search include one-foot seas and 15 knots winds with unrestricted visibility.

Victoria Justice Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Actress, singer Victoria Justice looked fabulous wearing a silver, black top, black leather pants and heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and Victorious.


The Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol responded to a runaway lobster boat in the vicinity of Owls Head State Park in Rockland, Maine, Friday.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center received a call from the Rockland, Maine based ferry Everett Libby. The Ferry's operator reported seeing the fishing vessel Legacy driving in tight circles near Owls Head State Park. Upon further investigation, the ferry operator reported an unresponsive person lying on the deck of the vessel.

Search and rescue coordinators at the command center directed the launch of a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Rockland, a helicopter rescue team from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., in the area from a previous rescue, and asked the Maine Marine Patrol to assist.

With all assets on scene, the Maine Marine Patrol was able to come along side the Legacy and put an officer aboard to stop the vessel. A Coast Guard crew boarded the vessel and administered CPR to the unresponsive man. The boat crews transported him to an awaiting EMS crew on land, where he was pronounced dead.

"This incident posed an exceptionally challenging situation for rescue crews who accepted a high level of personal risk in order to render assistance," Said Capt. Michael Baroody, the Sector Northern New England commander.   "Although situations of this nature are relatively rare, they nonetheless highlight the dangers of the maritime environment, particular for those who choose to operate alone."

Halston Sage Attends Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party

Los Angeles, California - Actress Halston Sage looked great wearing a white pants, black and white plunging top with black heels as she spends the evening attending Teen Vogue's 13th Annual Young Hollywood Issue Launch Party held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Halston Jean Schrage, 22, better known by her stage name Halston Sage, is an American actress, known for her roles as Grace on the Nickelodeon TV series How to Rock, Amber on the NBC primetime series Crisis and Lacey in Paper Towns.

The Rockland Report October 2, 2015

 Finalized the City’s agreement with the YMCA.
 Worked with MMA Loss Control Supervisor, Ann Schneider, evaluating the
City’s safety systems.
 Awarded contract for the City’s website redesign to Tourmaline, Inc. of
 On behalf of the Assessor’s Office; the City prevailed in the FY15 tax
assessment appeal of Ocean State Job Lot.
 Welcoming the Serenade of the Seas on her inaugural visit to Rockland.

 While we did not have enough members in attendance for a meeting of the
Library Advisory Committee, I had some very thoughtful conversations with the
two present.
 Keith Drago offered Drop-in Tech Help—this is available on Monday evenings; patrons may also make appointments for personal assistance.
 Catinka Knoth’s Children’s class drew September gardens; the Adult drawing class drew the St. George Grange.
 Patty King and I reviewed some tasks she’ll be doing during my upcoming
vacation—thank you, Patty.
 With the gift of a subscription to Portland Press Herald, Jessie Blanchard created signage to encourage additional such donations; we’ve already gotten two more offers!
 Jessie and Keith prepared a truly terrific display for Banned Books Week.
 The Library began offering a few new exciting additions for borrowing; the Friends of Rockland Public Library purchased a season’s pass (good through 2016) to Maine State Parks for vehicles with up to 17 passengers, and four passes to the Farnsworth Art Museum. While Rockland residents can visit the museum without charge, this is a nice perk for non-resident cardholders; these may be borrowed for three days. You also are able to borrow a concert ukulele for two weeks; there are currently three available to borrow.
 Guest reader Judith Andersen will be back in two weeks; meanwhile, Jean Young conducted Wednesday Storytime. She read books about Fall and all that
happens in Autumn, which engendered quite a lively discussion. Then, Moms,
Dads, and children all colored crazy apples and stuck them on the Library
window. This montage will continue to grow as October progresses. Books read
included: I Know It’s Autumn, by Eileen Spinelli and Fall Leaves, by Loretta Holland, which delights with a play on words throughout.
 Huge thanks to Public Services staff, and especially Artie Hutchinson, for doing some scraping and patching prior to the week’s heavy rainfall, as well as
attending to some other odds & ends. Unfortunately, patching the conduit
opening behind the downspout in the Children’s Garden turned out not to be the
“silver bullet” addressing what Resurgence Engineering principal thought was the “smoking gun.”
 With the intense rainstorm on Wednesday, the Historical Society flooded in the
same area we thought caused by the hole, and spread even further. More
thanks to Artie, and to Dave St. Laurent for further investigative work, and the
Rockland Fire Department personnel for their immediate response to request for
help sucking up the flood. Dave planned a smoke test for Thursday, to see if we
can determine the flow, which may well be related to storm drain filling beyond
capacity. The height of the storm coincided with high tide. The smoke test let us
know that the drainpipe in the Children’s Garden does not appear to exit into
storm drain; a water test gave no new information, either.
 The Thursday Evening Arts and Cultural Event was a Local History Talk: The History of Black Marble, co-Sponsored by the Georges River Land Trust. Peggy McCrea of the Thomaston Historical Society gave an illustrated presentation on the history of black marble quarried locally. While early Thomaston was well known for its production of limestone, little is known about the production of black marble.
 Jean Young offered Baby Storytime on Friday.
 Also, on Friday, we hosted the first of a four-week series, Baby Play with Jess Day: Art, Music, Movement, Mindfulness Program (JAMMM). The program, for families with babies age birth to one, allows parents to learn about the power of music, movement, mindfulness, self and baby care. Resources for parents related to music, movement, parenting, wellness and mindfulness are provided.
 On Saturday, Keith presented a class on Android Basics, an introductory course on how to use android devices, both phones and tablets. He covered the basic controls, navigation, and settings.
 Upcoming: New* Book Club for 4th to 8th graders, with monthly meetings to
discuss great books from the Maine Student Book Award List. The first order of
business is to “Name our Club!” Snacks are provided. Also, An Evening with Tess Gerritsen, a special fund-raiser by the Friends, to be held at Oceanside East, on October 16!

Officers responded to 266 calls for service. Rockland Police Officers responded to 8 motor vehicle crashes and 9 animal complaints. 21 traffic stops and traffic violations were conducted. Officers charged or made arrests of 16 individuals for various offenses, to include, Bail violations, Drug violations, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Domestic assault, Assault, Probation Violations and Operating under the Influence. Administration
 Participated in the Drug Take Back event at Rockland P.D. This is a program that allows community members to turn in old or unused prescription drugs for
destruction. The purpose of this event is to get those medications out of the house
in order to properly dispose of the drugs and to ensure they are not diverted to
the illegal market.
 Met with a representative from the Maine Municipal Association to assist them with conducting a compliance check at the police department.
 Conducted the planning and preparation for an awards ceremony that was held
on 09/29/15. During this ceremony Sgt. Lindahl and former officer, Scott Redmun were presented with the Rockland Police Department Meritorious Service Award for their actions in directly saving the life of a community member who was trying to commit suicide.
 Coordinated with Patrol Sergeants regarding upcoming events in Rockland and the deployment of Rockland P.D. resources during those events.
 Hazardous Communications and Global Harmonization requirements will be
required by the police department in the future in order to make sure that the
police department is properly equipped and prepared to handle any future
inspections from the Department of Labor and / or Maine Municipal Association.
C.I.D. –
 C.I.D. concluded its participation in the multi-jurisdictional task force that was
created to identify and apprehend a group of individuals that are responsible for
over 25 commercial burglaries throughout the State of Maine, including
Rockland. The task force was able to identify and arrest two of the subject
responsible for the burglaries. Another suspect has been identified but remains at
large. The cases will be merged and are going to be prosecuted by the
Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. The commercial burglary that
occurred in Rockland will be one of those cases. Charges are pending.
 Det. Neal continues to enhance his skills as an investigator by attending a
forensics interviewing seminar.
 C.I.D. assisted management at Meadowview Apartments by providing training on security and tenant’s rights information. Patrol Division –
 Sgt. Finnegan participated in a legislative workgroup meeting in Augusta, for a proposed change in Maine law regarding driving under the influence of
 Off. Bagley attended training and is now certified to install and inspect child
safety seats.
 Patrol Sergeants continue to deploy motorcycle patrol, bicycle patrol and foot
patrol as weather and staffing permit. It is anticipated that in the near future
motorcycle and bicycle patrols will cease for the winter months.
 Radar details continue to be conducted at various locations throughout the city, including Main St. and school zones.
Parking enforcement –
 57 Parking tickets issued the past week
 53 Over time parking
 1 Handicap Space
 1 Shuffling
 1 Permit Only
 1 Parked on Sidewalk

Over the week, in addition to the general response to 26 Fire and EMS calls,
conducting apparatus checks, daily cleaning, routine repairs and maintenance to
the fleet and of the quarters, the following occurred:
 We continue to install smoke detectors as part of the Home Fire Preparedness
Campaign sponsored by the Red Cross, to date we’re up to 57 detectors installed.
 CEO Root and I met with the project manager for the new owners of the
Navigator Hotel to discuss their plans to make changes and upgrades.
 Tower 3 was serviced and had a full preventative maintenance conducted by
Fireline Equipment.
 On Monday we had EMS training on Pediatric Emergencies, presented by FF Joe Moore of LifeFlight of Maine and our own Call Division.
 Chief Elwell and FF Gibbs finished replacing the rocker panels on Car 1, with the total cost under $500; it represents a significant savings over sending it out. Without the work the SUV would not pass State Vehicle Inspection. As soon as they finish repairing another oxidation issue on the rear door it will be back in service. While their work looks like new, there are indications that there are other areas not so readily corrected that will be a problem in the next year or two.
 Lt. Johnson has returned from fighting fires out West in Oregon. His tale of driving back from the other Coast in a fire truck does very little to convince the rest of us to sign up for such adventures!

Pollution Control Facility
 The typical dry weather flows of 1.8 MGD average changed drastically with the storm this week increasing flow to a maximum of 29.4 MGD (the treatment plant C.S.O. capacity is 30 MGD).
 The treatment plant and all pump stations survived the storm with no issues during the extremely high flows.
 Rebuilt the thickened sludge pump.
 Interstate Septic cleaned and pumped the wet well at Glenwood Ave. pump
 Ordered new plug valves to complete the valve replacement project in the
vortex pump room.
 Thayer Corp. inspected the boiler and air handling system to prepare for heating season.
 A rep. from APG Neuros was on site for the day on Thursday to troubleshoot and repair the turbo aeration blowers. He also trained plant personnel in
troubleshooting techniques and provided manuals to help with maintenance of
the system in the future.
 The lab did 6 BOD and TSS tests and conducted 2 carrageenan spike studies.
Environmental Technicians
 Responded to a report of a sewer back-up at 36 South Main Street. There was a blockage in the city sewer main, it was cleared using the sewer jetter.
 Cleaned and inspected the electronic flow meters being used for the collection
system flow monitoring study to insure accurate readings during the wet weather
predicted for the week.
 Assisted a contractor from FMC Corp. during a confined space entry to operate an underground valve at the treatment plant.
 Responded to numerous calls regarding sewer and drain issues during the
extremely heavy rain on Wednesday, fortunately none that caused flooding in
buildings or homes.
 Used the smoke testing equipment and CCTV camera to assist the Dept. of Public Services at the Public Library attempting to locate the cause of water leaking into the building during heavy rain.
 Worked on the G.I.S. to add a layer that will allow better recording of the annual storm basin cleaning.
 Removed and repaired the electronic footage counter on the main line sewer

 Two flatbed loads of herring were off loaded and salted on pier and distributed to local dealers.
 The new allocation (quota) for herring commences at midnight on Wednesday
September 30, 2015. Herring vessels are not allowed to fish until Midnight on
Sunday the 4th of October, They can only fish 3 days a week, Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday.
 Pallets have been collected and will be removed in the next couple of weeks.
 Submitted user metered electric bills to the Finance Department for accounts

 Another successful Sunday cruise ship visit – this one the Eurodam, with
approximately 2,100 passengers. I don't know how many spent their money
downtown, but it was a beautiful day, and at one point at least 1,900 of them
were ashore. That's a phenomenal percentage.
 That was followed by the Walker Art Museum and the Farnsworth's 2nd annual Internet Cat Video Festival. It was a bit chilly, but well attended and well liked by the throng that came out.
 And, just before midnight on that same Sunday night, during the full moon lunar eclipse, I got a call from RPD about a boater that was reported as overdue from a sailing trip. With the RPD I went out about midnight and found him in the harbor, on his boat, on his mooring, fast asleep. We notified the USCG and they called his wife to report him safe.
 With the approaching rainy weather, the Independence came in early, but left
early too, so that she wouldn't get stuck in Rockland during an easterly storm. The Wednesday visit by the Seven Seas Navigator was also canceled due to the
predicted bad weather. We spent a good part of Tuesday motoring around the
harbor trying to ensure that mooring pennants weren't fouled before the
approaching weather unpleasantness.
 The storm wasn't too bad, we appear to have withstood the onslaught, but there was a small sloop that washed ashore on the Owl's Head, Rockland town line so we worked with the USCG, the Owl's Head harbormaster and the salvager to get her hauled off the beach before there was too much damage. Also had a
powerboat was ashore on the rocks near Archers, she was floated off around
 And now on to prepare for the next large cruise ship on Sunday – it should be falllike
cold, but fairly clear when she's here. Not too worried about the hurricane yet,
it's a long way away, and there's no clear prediction for where she might land.
We'll keep an eye to the weather and the computer turned on to the NOAA

 Completion of environmental review for CDBG Microenterprise Assistance Grant and preparation for Phase II project development activities.
 Met with 4 businesses to discuss potential expansion plans.
 Teleconference with MCEDD on potential for regional projects including regional broadband network and marketing products unique to Midcoast Maine to foreign markets.
 Met with Maine Stream Finance to discuss opportunities for referrals for startups or other businesses which need to do business plans.
 Debriefing with Mayor and City Manager on Startup in a Day conference in Los Angeles and sharing tools developed across municipalities.

 John met with a property owner who inquired about operating a bakery out of
their home on Old County Road. This would be considered a Home Occupation.
 John also met with a property owner who would like to run a Granite Business on his property on Farwell Drive (Rt. 90). This would be considered a Tradesman Shop which is allowed in this Commercial-3 Zone.
 The Code Office received a Variance Request Application for the Zoning Board of Appeals from Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center on Old County Road requesting a variance for sign placement.
 License inspection was done with the Fire Dept. at the Waterworks Restaurant.
 There were three complaints filed this week.
 The following permits were received by the Code Office this week:
o 3Building permits
o 5 Electrical permits
o 4 Plumbing permits
o 1 Street Excavation permit

 Continued stormwater separation work on Laurel Street. Preparing to cross South Main Street and pick up one more sewer basin that currently receives significant stormwater flow.
 Removed weeds along a portion of South Main Street and Water Street.
 Installed stormwater swale on the corner of Lake Street and Old County Road, on the Lake Street Side. The swale was created to divert stormwater washing out a resident’s driveway.
 Painted truck sander frames
 Responded to flooding at the Public Library. Investigated cause of water entering the historical society and boiler section of the library. Removed water damaged sheetrock and insulation. Continuing investigation of gutter down spout drains which are suspected to be contributing to water infiltration problem. Weatherized several windows that were leaking.
 Winter Street was paved for winter season.
 Elm & Museum currently on hold to resolve interference issues with stormwater lines.
 Painted catch basin arrows and basin covers.
 D5M bulldozer was repaired at Milton Cat.
 Obtained quote on the rust repair of the floor boards on the 2006 GMC pickup.
 Conducted leadership survey with MMA for Wastewater and Public Services.
 Contacted Drumlin Environmental to obtain a quote to replace monitoring well 106. Landfill settlement has created a kink about 60 feet down making it
impossible to accurately obtain a required water level reading. Also Rich Fortin
was going to inquire about well sediment cleaning in the South and North
leachate extraction wells.
 Received/stored/placed winter sand.
 Changed the leaf springs on truck 15, installed new side-dump rams on truck 17, installed new transmission CPU for sign truck, performed annual inspection on waste trailer number 1.
 Performed walk-thru on Main Street with an eye toward removing sign clutter and improving pedestrian crossing.
 Submitted request form to CMP for the repair of street light outages discovered as part of a city wide Police Department street light audit.
 Continued on catchbasin grit removal.