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Biddeford York County Weekend (Newspaper) - July 28, 2007, Biddeford, Maine Welcome Home to the one Dollar volume 123 no. 174 your place to get local. Saturday sunday july 28-29,2007 7 is a feature Ogunquit playhouse Marks 75th, cd. A boy robbed lemonade stand hit a11. A oui aloft did astronauts Fly drunk a12. W h malt r i considered As site for Saco fire station by Liz Gotthelf staff writer Saco a City and Church officials Are discussing the possibility of the fire department moving into a new station on the site of the notre Dame de Lourdes Church. Neither the Church nor the existing fire station face immediate Prospect of closing but both sides Are looking at possibilities in Case circumstances change. This past Winter the Saco fire department did a feasibility study and determined that the Best location for a fire station was downtown. Sixty six percent of the departments Calls Are from the downtown area and the department has a goal of a four minute response for All Calls. The current building on Thornton Avenue was built in the 1930s. While the need for a new building is not immediate according to fire chief Alden notre Dame seen As possible option Murphy and mayor Mark Johnston the City is looking at All available options for downtown property As they come up. A a we be really outgrown the building a said Murphy. The department has had to take rows of bricks out of the garage in order to accommodate Modem equipment. Still the building has served the department Well. A a we be had the building since 1936. Time is on our Side a said Murphy. According to Johnston there has been a Long term interest in keeping Public safety buildings close to other municipal offices downtown. In the i970�?Ts, City officials had looked at building a government Center locating City Hall the fire department and the police station in one strip on main Street. According to monsignor Rene Mathieu of the notre Dame Church the local Cluster of Catholic churches has a subcommittee that is evaluating what to do with area properties As parishes adapt to a consolidation plan prepared by the roman Catholic diocese of Portland. A they re looking at All options a said Mathieu. The Church property on 16 Cutts ave. Is currently not for Sale but could be in the future depending on the determinations of the committees studies. A we know we Are going to have fewer priests in the future. We will need larger places for masses to accommodate 1,000 people a said Mathieu. All discussions Are a very see Saco Page a3 Aba stuck on Pool controversy by Beatrice Marovich staff writer Biddeford a it was Only Jim Martins first meeting As a member of the City a zoning Board of appeals. But already there were some problems. The mid july monthly meeting ended with a tabled Issue questions about whether Martin should recuse himself from a vote and a determination that the Board needed to seek Legal advice. The Aba a Small Board that presently has Only three members is an unlikely focus for such controversy. And the subject at hand is even More surprising property disputes see Biddeford Page a3 probate Haime mum remodelling goes on at one of a pair of Matching houses on mile stretch Road in Biddeford thursday. A property dispute Between the owners raised questions for the City s zoning Board of appeals recently. Clam numbers up for discussion in Kennebunkport by Dina Mendros stuff water Kennebunkport a Are there too Many clams in Kennebunkport or not that was one of the questions debated at the Board of selectmen a recent Jam packed meeting on thursday night. Although the Clam population seems like it should be straightforward and based on a biologists estimate of the number of clams in the Flat selectmen also give weight to local opinion. Whether to put an ordinance on the november warrant to Grant commercial licenses these Are currently not granted in Kennebunkport hinges in part on determining the amount of clams in the mud Flats. According to town manager Larry Mead state biologists conducted a study recently on the local Flats and determined that there was a Large enough Clam population to Issue both residential and non residential commercial licenses and allow License holders to Harvest up to two pecks per Day. Mead added that the biologists said that additional harvesting and turning Over of the Clam Beds is important for the health of the Flats. The proposed amendment to the ordinance would also require commercial License holders to do Conser vation work on the dunes and Flats As is required in other communities. These licenses would be Good for Only six months although the Licensee can apply for another License at the end of the six month period. Shellfish Warden David Conway said the state s study and analysis found that there Are Over 4,000 bushels in the Flats. This would support nine full time commercial harvesters with no limit and 479 residential Dammers he said. A the numbers justify what we re trying to do a said Conway. However resident Chris Perry disagreed. Perry stated that he has held a residential License for decades and that a the biologists done to know what they re talking on recent trips to the Clam Flats. Perry said he a had to work hard and dig deep. The Clam population May be healthier than in the past but its still not great said Perry. Earlier this year the Board of selectmen allowed clams to be harvested seven Days a week. Previously clams could Only be harvested on weekends and holidays. Perry urged the selectmen to wait and see How that change affects the see clams Page a3 by Tammy Wells stuff water Springvale a a District court judge has dismissed a temporary Protection from abuse order that was filed last week against York county probate judge Robert . Nadeau. The Protection order had been obtained by the woman with whom he is living. It was dismissed late Friday in Springvale District court after the two parties agreed to a court order mandating they stay away from each other. Lynn Frydrych who has shared a Home with Nadeau for the past two years told reporters that she had sought a Protection from abuse order a week ago at York District court. She alleged emotional abuse by Nadeau that she said has escalated in the past few weeks. A 48-hour temporary order was granted on july 20 and was extended through fridays proceedings in Springvale said her attorney Stephen a. Canders. Hearings began monday and were held again thursday and Friday. The relationship of Nadeau and Frydrych has invited Public scrutiny before. Nadeau who has a private Law practice in Wells and Frydrych first formed a close personal relationship while Nadeau was representing her in a divorce Case in 2003. Frydrych then filed a complaint with the Maine Board see probate Page a3 chaplain for Maine wardens copes with daunting ministry by Jerry Harkavy assaulted press writer Lincolnville a personal tragedy set Kate Braestrup on a path to ministry putting her in a position to Comfort others who suddenly find themselves in the grip of ineffable grief. On the Spring morning in 1996 that her husband Maine state police trooper Drew Griffith was killed by a truck that slammed into his Cruiser a mile from their Home Braestrup Felt As if her own life had also run its course. A i just literally imagine life without him a she recalled. But the Mother of four Young children realized that a time Wasny to stopping and i became very aware of it minute by now in her sixth year As chaplain of the Maine Warden service tragedies like the one she endured remain a big part of her life. Braestrup 45, shows up at the scene of drownings snowmobile crashes and search and Rescue efforts for Hunters and see chaplain Page a2 hard fought lobster bowl old Orchard Beach High school standout Andy by Michel Points to the american Flag prior to Kickoff of the Maine shrine lobster bowl Friday at waterhouse Field in Biddeford. St. Michel was one of seven local athletes participating in the game see sports Page by for More details. Mew mum built journal it for Home delivery 207 282-1535 weather thunderstorm Likely. Complete acc weather forecast on Page a2 Busin ass City Birds Jackie Wood s new Kennebunkport shop caters to Bird lovers and Bird watchers. Page i % Index 44 pages Abby d3 new England a5 classified d5-9 obituaries a5 m comics d4 opinion a6-7 Community a4 sports bl-7 i local Region a3,8,9 television d3 lotteries a4 world,nafla11-12.b11

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