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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Biddeford, Maine Of Sec april 10, 1990 the daily newspaper of York county main hearing draws opponents of wider Turnpike by Mic blk Valway staff writer Biddeford a critics of a proposal to Widen the Maine Turnpike told state environmental regulators monday conditions on route i and overcrowded coastal roads would decline under additional traffic generated by the Turnpike. Board of environmental Protection members also questioned whether the Maine Turnpike authority and Maine department of transportation will coordinate efforts to improve interchanges and no bail for Bevins pending evaluation by Emily Caldwell staff writer Alfred a a prominent Ogunquit businesswoman accused of murdering her husband will remain in York county jail without bail until she undergoes a psychological evaluation. Justice g. Arthur Brennan said this morning the examination will be scheduled within Days for Jacqueline Bevins 49, of Valley Road in York. Bevins was indicted last week on a murder charge in the shooting death of her husband John w. Bevins 47. According to testimony presented today in York county Superior court Jacqueline Bevins told her doctor a i should be punished for what i despite her statement to him this weekend or. Peter Dragonas of Boston testified today that Bevins does not pose a danger to the Community. Dragonas interviewed her Over the weekend and has been her doctor for almost 15 years. A a what happened was a very specific incident that had to Deal with. A situation of two people together a Dragonas said. A she is not a Sociopath or assistant attorney general Fern Larochelle and defense attorney a bail continued on Page 14 no criteria us for la Kermess by Kin Johnson staff writer Saco a the annual Biddeford Saco cycling race will not be a part of cities summer festival this year. The Fei Deford Saco criteria us a pro am bicycle race was moved to sunday july 15 to avoid Competition with the Franco american la Kermess Celebration and with another cycling race in Lake Placid n y., according to race organizer Mark Jones. Jones and organizers of other events for the upcoming summer outlined their plans to business leaders at a Biddeford Saco chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast this morning. The pro am race Over a one mile course in downtown Biddeford had been held for the past two years on la Kermess weekend. La Kermess the annual Celebration of Franco american heritage will Lead the Way for summer events including a sidewalk arts festival and an All Star football game. A festival continued on Page 14 32 pages Abby 8 business 7 classified 24-29 comics 22 Community 23 entertainment 21 Home amp Garden 10,11 lotteries 14 movies 20 National 9 obituaries 2 opinion 12,13 sports 15-18 television 20 world National 4,5 wet two showers Page 2. Lessen the Burden on City and town roads. Board chairman e. Christopher Livesay said he does not want traffic bottlenecks at the interchanges. The Board began its regulatory review of the proposal to Widen the Turnpike from Ogunquit to Scarborough with a six hour hearing at the University of new England a Campus Center. Approximately 70 people attended the hearing including 17 Turnpike authority officials and consultants. More than 20 people were sworn to testify and Many proponents were Cross examined by opponents. 66 think clearly the Board of environmental protections traffic regulation does not apply to this Mallar Meta consultant the Board is Likely to take several months to Issue a decision on the proposed $99.6 million widening. A second hearing will be held april 30 in Augusta. Ii the authority wants to Widen a 30-mile stretch of the Turnpike from four lanes to six lanes to Deal with increased congestion that is most evident during the summer tourist Library budget Battle looms Large Council Sharpens a by Judith Harper staff writer Saco a Dyer Library officials Are preparing for a Battle wednesday when the City a finance committee hears the Library a request for $170,000 for the new fiscal year. The Public hearing will be held at 7 30 . At the open door on school Street. The request is $10,000 More than the current budget said executive director Emerson Baker and would fund activities at the Dyer Library Only not at the Library a partner York Institute museum. A the budget in a submitting is what we need to continue to operate As we do a said Baker who added the Library has seen an 87 percent increase in visitors this fiscal year. A a there a a growing demand for the services we offer but City Council members have said that in this tight fiscal year the Library a a private non profit organization a is asking for More than taxpayers can afford to spend. A i do believe the City of Saco does have a responsibility to fund the Library but not at $170,000,�?� said councilor Lorraine Whitten who added that the Library a budget has not decreased since the City appropriated the $15,000 to pave the parking lot two years ago. Councilor and finance committee member Leslie e. Smith said he would question Baker and the trustees about where the Money goes. A it just seems like a lot of Money for the amount of use it gets a he said. Smith added that he would renew an Effort to place a City councilor As a voting member on the Dyer Library Board of trustees. Currently one councilor appointed by the mayor sits with the Board in a nonvoting position. A for $170,000i think we should be Able to Purchase a seat a Smith said. Baker said he would like to see that discussion removed from the budget process and that he would make available to the councillors any information necessary to make their decisions. The budget which amounts to an approximately six percent increase Over last year includes pay raises Baker said Are necessary to keep the equivalent of eight full time staff people even with inflation. A if you re not willing to at least keep up with inflation you re asking them to take a pay Cut a he said adding that Over the past years eight people have left the Library because of the salary. It also includes the addition of five hours on the children a desk five hours for the administrative assistant and five hours for the museum assistant. The $35,000 allotment for new books periodicals and newspapers is the same amount As in the current budget. A we probably won t be buying quite As Many books because our buying Power wont be As great a said Baker he said other conditions such As the City a decision to Stop blowing the parking lot april i added to the budget total. A some things Are out of our hands completely. There a $3,000 we re going to have to a Dyer continued on Page 14 season. Officials want to begin construction this year at mile 12 in Ogunquit. The most intense period of construction would come during the summer of 1991. The project which involves expanding 27 Bridges is scheduled to be completed at mile 42 in Scarborough in late 1994. In addition to the widening the Turnpike authority has separate proposals before the Board for new and improved interchanges and toll collection Booths at a total $62.7 million Cost. Roger Mallar of Mallar associates a consulting firm hired by the Turnpike authority said the Turnpike is on the a verge of he added that a fourth Lane of travel will be needed in about to years. Opponents argued a six Lane Turnpike would generate traffic that would flood interchanges and roadways in neighbouring cities and towns. Joann Twomey of Biddeford said she was concerned routes i and 111 will be overburdened when used to reroute traffic off the Turnpike because of accidents. A Turnpike continued on Page 14 legislature works to restore $12.5m in educational Aid from staff and wire reports a proposal to restore some state school Aid funds Cut earlier this year has local officials scurrying to find out just what it would mean for their local districts. In Augusta today the Legislatures appropriations committee buoyed by a Bonus Revenue plan went Back to work hoping to make final the details of a budget balancing package that would restore $12.5 million in state Aid to local schools. Most of the restored education funding a $10 million a would go into general purpose Aid which is allocated to local school systems under the existing funding formula. Plans also called for $2.5 million to be preserved for payments to districts whose state Aid Falls below the statewide average. A final committee vote on the package was put off however with More discussions slated for this morning. School departments would receive about half the amount earlier Cut when a shortfall in the amount of state Revenue was revealed. For Saco that would equal Between $80,000 to $84,000. In Biddeford the amount would be an estimated $100,000 while in school administrative District 6, about $225,000 would be restored. The additional $12.5 million in state funds would be granted above the state Levels already assured most school districts across the state. A a in a not counting on the Money until i see it in writing a said school administrative District 55 superintendent David Brown. His District would receive about $71,000 More. The additional funds would help repair a Leaky roof at Sac Opee Valley High school that has caused drips in one hallway two classrooms and a leaks everywhere in the gym he said. Biddeford superintendent Robert m state continued on Page 14 just what docs ordered opening Day baseball and big crowds return by Hal Bock a sports writer baseball fans welcomed Back their favorite game monday with no sign of bitterness about the 32-Day lockout that abbreviated Spring training and delayed opening Day by a week. There were full houses at Shea stadium Fenway Park and royals stadium where the first games of the 1990 season were played. And some 35,000 fans braved rain in Chicago for the final opening Day at Comiskey Park the oldest stadium in the majors. Later a sellout crowd of 48,219 in the Oakland coliseum saw the athletics get their world series championship rings in pregame ceremonies that featured fireworks. The athletics made it a festive evening for their fans by beating Minnesota 8-3. It was also sold out at Arlington Texas where 40,907 fans saw Nolan Ryan and the rangers beat Toronto 4-2. That game was one of Many rescheduled because of the lockout today the teams meet at the sold out sky dome in Toronto and president Bush father of rangers owner George w. Bush will throw out the first Ball. There were some empty seats. Only 38,406 fans turned out at 64,593-seat Anaheim stadium to see Seattle at California a the Angels were giving away free hats too a and 38,324 fans watched at the 54,816-seat Astrodome As Cincinnati visited Houston. At Shea concert violinist Itzhak Perlman played the National Anthem and com missioner Fay Vincent threw out the first Ball on a sunny afternoon. A i am really excited a said Vincent officiating at his first opener after six tumultuous months in office that began with the death of his Friend sex commissioner Bart Giammatti followed by the earthquake delayed world series and the labor Battle. A what a Day a said Vincent seated in a a baseball continued on Page 14 while some regular patrons of docs tavern in Biddeford undoubtedly went to Boston monday for opening Day at Fenway Park others stepped up to the bar to watch Wade Boggs and the rest of the red sox step up to the plate on television. Enjoying the action Are left to right Jim Guillory Michael Voylan Bob Goff and owner bartender Tom Fleurant. The sox beat Detroit 5-2 Story in sports Page 15

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