Sarah Mildred Long Bridge rising from the river

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170618/sarah-mildred-long-bridge-rising-from-river

It won’t be open for Labor Day weekend traffic, and it may not be open for Columbus Day weekend, but in about four months, the third bridge crossing the Piscataqua River should be restored.

The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is about a month and a half behind the original Sept. 1 projected open date for vehicular traffic, and an updated open date has not been set. Right now, mid-October is the best estimate.

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by Brian Early Portsmouth Herald.

Kittery’s Landmark Hill Plaza to get a facelift

KITTERY, Maine – Landmark Hill Plaza will be redesigned as a mixed-used subdivision after the Planning Board accepted the applicant’s final plan on June 8.

The roughly five-acre plaza located at 518 U.S. Route 1, close to the York town line currently houses a Domino’s, a day care, a senior citizen social facility and an audiologist office. The two existing buildings will be completely refurbished with new exteriors. The new facility will be called Landmark Hill Square, according to developer Michael Brigham of Lorax Sustainable Development LLC.

 

by Alex LaCasse PORTSMOUTH HERALD

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Shipyard plans emergency training Tuesday morning

KITTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard plans to conduct routine emergency response training on Tuesday between the hours of 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.

This scheduled training exercise will be conducted near the marina adjacent to the former Naval Prison. This training is being conducted to ensure emergency response personnel are prepared and trained to respond to an emergency situation in an industrial facility.

Due to the location of the training exercise, some members of the public may hear noise or see emergency response personnel responding to the training event.

Kittery Police Log 6-7-17 to 6-13-17

Kittery Police Department Log 06/07/2017 to 06/13/2017

For Date: 06/07/2017 – Wednesday

Call Number Time Call Reason Action

17-18001 0208 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: STATE RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-363-OF

17-18019 0822 Phone – Criminal Mischief Logged Information See L

Location/Address: OLD FARM RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-360-OF

17-18029 1022 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18030 1030 Walk-In – DOG ABUSE Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18034 1228 Phone – Criminal Mischief Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: HALEY RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-364-OF

17-18036 1253 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: LUTTS AVE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-365-OF

17-18049 1544 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-18050 1602 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: STATE RD + OLD POST RD

17-18052 1703 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18053 1724 Phone – Criminal Mischief Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: NEWSON AVE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-366-OF

17-18065 2112 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Services Rendered

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

17-18066 2138 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol MATTHEW FULMER

Location/Address: GORGES RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-368-OF

17-18068 2247 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18073 2353 Initiated – BARE WIRE ON POLE Services Rendered

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

For Date: 06/08/2017 – Thursday

17-18143 1056 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: WAINWRIGHT AVE

17-18152 1250 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Location/Address: WALLINGFORD SQ

17-18158 1355 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18161 1414 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant GARY P EATON

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18175 1633 Walk-In – WARRANT ARREST Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-192-AR

Arrest: PRIOR, JULIANA H

Address: 32 US ROUTE 1 YORK, ME

Age: 52

Charges: Warrant Arrest Other Agency

17-18178 1755 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18184 1845 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18187 1915 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18196 1930 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-18190 2027 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

For Date: 06/09/2017 – Friday

17-18229 0324 Phone – ALARM RESIDENTIAL False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-18230 0327 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: PALMER AVE

17-18260 0959 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: BADGERS ISLAND WEST

17-18263 1041 Phone – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: BRAVE BOAT HARBOR RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-371-OF

17-18267 1134 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18268 1139 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Vicinity of: US ROUTE ONE

17-18269 1142 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18297 1713 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: CROCKETTS NECK RD

Refer To Summons: 17KIT-193-AR

Juvenile Arrest

Age: 17

Charges: MINOR POSSESSING LIQUOR

17-18305 1955 911 – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: LEWIS RD

17-18306 2000 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Vicinity of: GOVERNMENT ST

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-141-AC

17-18325 2227 Radio – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol MATTHEW FULMER

Location/Address: WALLINGFORD SQ

17-18326 2230 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: LEWIS RD

For Date: 06/10/2017 – Saturday

17-18374 0930 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

17-18385 1039 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18388 1125 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18389 1201 Phone – OIL TANK LEAKING Peace Restored

Location/Address: HALSTEAD ST

17-18393 1340 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Location/Address: HALEY RD

17-18398 1435 Phone – Lost and Found Bicycles Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-18413 1657 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol MATTHEW FULMER

Location/Address: CROMWELL ST

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-195-AR

Arrest: DUNBAR, ERIC D

Address: 85 MILE RD Apt. #25 WELLS, ME

Age: 27

Charges: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMINAL THREATENING, PRIORS DV

17-18415 1730 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18417 1826 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

17-18420 1948 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: MAIN ST

For Date: 06/11/2017 – Sunday

17-18427 0035 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol MATTHEW FULMER

Location: KITTERY FORESIDE

17-18443 0140 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18446 0352 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18462 0708 Phone – MV VS DEER Removed Hazard

Vicinity of: STATE RD

17-18464 0758 Phone – PITBULL ON THE RUN Taken to Creature Comfor

Vicinity of: COLONIAL RD

17-18473 1047 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18475 1150 Phone – Noise Complaint Logged Information See L

Location/Address: PEPPERRELL RD

17-18485 1538 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Vicinity of: STATE RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-376-OF

17-18492 1830 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18498 1905 Initiated – Lost and Found Article Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: SHEPHERDS WAY

17-18501 1923 Initiated – Community Policing Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18502 1925 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-18508 2046 Walk-In – FOUND WALLET Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: SEAPOINT RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-378-OF

17-18510 2201 911 – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: HILL CREEK DR

17-18512 2220 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

For Date: 06/12/2017 – Monday

17-18562 1148 911 – FIRE , BRUSH Services Rendered

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-18564 1246 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18567 1408 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: STATE RD + WALKER ST

Vehicle: GRY 2009 BMW MC R1200GS Reg: MC NH E4153 VIN: WB103130X9ZU47322

Operator: KINNEAVY, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL @ 4 FLYNN ST – SOMERSWORTH, NH 03878

Owner: KINNEAVY, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL @ 4 FLYNN ST – SOMERSWORTH, NH 03878

Vehicle: SIL 2014 SUBA SW IMPREZA Reg: NH 10097 VIN: JF1GPAA67E8245413

Operator: SEELEY, KEITH H @ 5 SUNBEAM PL – GOFFSTOWN, NH 030452904

Owner: SEELEY, KEITH H @ 5 SUNBEAM PL – GOFFSTOWN, NH 030452904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-143-AC

17-18571 1454 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Services Rendered

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

17-18576 1659 Phone – Lost and Found Articles/It Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-380-OF

17-18580 1826 Walk-In – Noise Complaint Services Rendered

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-18594 2155 911 – FIRE, ALL OTHER TYPES OF CAL Services Rendered

Location/Address: WHIPPLE RD

For Date: 06/13/2017 – Tuesday

17-18629 0108 Phone – FIRE, ALL OTHER TYPES OF C Services Rendered

Location/Address: CHAUNCEY CREEK RD

17-18670 0817 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18671 0820 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: STATE RD

Vehicle: RED 2012 FORD HB FIESTA Reg: PC NH 3901866 VIN: 3FADP4EJ9CM113975

Operator: SOWERBY, MARK A @ 239 STAGECOACH RD – PARSONSFIELD, ME 04047

Owner: SOWERBY, GARY @ 83 B ELM ST – EFFINGHAM, NH 03882

Vehicle: BLK 2016 CHEV 4D MALIBU Reg: PC NH 4015702 VIN: 1G1ZE5ST8GF247585

Operator: TURNER, CUNNINGHAM REBECCA @ 414 STATE ST Apt. #3 – PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801

Owner: GLENDALE SENIOR DINING INC @ 749 E INDUSTRIAL PK DR – MANCHESTER, NH 03109

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-144-AC

17-18677 1320 Phone – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: CROMWELL ST

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-382-OF

17-18678 1323 Phone – Violation of Crt order or Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-381-OF

17-18682 1454 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: STATE RD + WALKER ST

Vehicle: WHI 2013 CHEV 4D CRUZE Reg: PC ME 8376UX VIN: 1G1PE5SBXD7226371

Operator: REILLY, DEBORAH G @ 27 BOUSH ST – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: REILLY, DEBORAH G @ 27 BOUSH ST – KITTERY, ME 03904

Vehicle: WHI 2015 AUDI 4D S4 Reg: PC NH 680 VIN: WAUBGAFL8FA032321

Owner: MURPHY, EDWARD @ 8 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES – DOVER, NH 03820

Vehicle: 2001 SAA SW 9-5 Reg: PC ME 8312UR VIN: YS3ED58E713036249

Operator: ARMSTRONG, BLOSSOM A @ 1890 STATE RD – ELIOT, ME 03903

Owner: ARMSTRONG, BLOSSOM A @ 1890 STATE RD – ELIOT, ME 03903

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-145-AC

17-18686 1640 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18694 1827 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-18695 1827 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: GOOSE POINT RD

17-18698 1908 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1 BYPASS BYP

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-199-AR

Arrest: RUSSELL, JONATHAN

Address: 181 SAGAMORE RD RYE, NH

Age: 44

Charges: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT DV

17-18700 1922 Phone – BURGLARY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: PEPPERRELL RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-384-OF

17-18703 2036 Phone – ATL / BOLO Type Info Logged Information See L

Location/Address: BADGERS ISL

17-18708 2118 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: FOYES LN

17-18719 2331 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: HALEY RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-385-OF

Forum June 29th, on Marijuana in Kittery

Legalization: Perspectives from the Marijuana Industry in Maine, June 29, 6PM

The Kittery Marijuana Working Group has invited a panel of experienced marijuana providers and advocates to give a presentation on June 29, 2017 at 6PM at Traip Academy.  The panel will provide their unique perspective on legalized marijuana and offer information about their experience with medical and recreational marijuana.  This is the second presentation in a series hosted by the Working Group, and was developed to provide a variety of information on legalized marijuana.  The opinions presented by the panelists do not represent those of the town.  The program is expected to last about 90 minutes.
The panel includes Joseph Lusardi, Executive Director of Maine Organic Therapy, a licensed grower and dispenser in Maine.  Mr. Lusardi operates a grow facility in Biddeford and a medical marijuana dispensary in Ellsworth.  Established in 2010, Maine Organic Therapy was the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary to open in Maine.
Anthony Dalessandro, President and Founder of Trillium Botanicals, is a licensed Medical Marijuana Caregiver in Maine and a patient advocate.  As a cultivator, Mr. Dalessandro has developed sustainable growing techniques; and as a caregiver he works with patients with a wide range of conditions. 
David Boyer is the Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project, one of the entities that advanced the legalization ballot initiative in Maine.  The Marijuana Policy Project’s mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference, as well as to regulate marijuana like alcohol in all 50 states, D.C., and the five territories.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Maine since its adoption in 2009.  Each panelist will offer information about their experience with the marijuana industry and offer insights that will help the town understand how industry works in Maine.  Following their presentations the panelists will respond to questions both from the moderator and the audience. 
Maine voters approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational uses in November of 2016.  The law allows cities and towns to determine if they want to allow retail recreational marijuana grow facilities, manufacturing, and retail stores in their communities.  In accordance with the new law, the town cannot enact ordinances or regulations that prohibit personal use of recreational marijuana in Kittery. 
The Kittery Marijuana Working Group launched a webpage in April to share information about recreational marijuana in Maine, and gather input from residents and businesses on their vision for recreational marijuana in Kittery.  The Recreational Marijuana project page can be found at www.kitteryme.gov.
Visitors to the webpage will find a link to the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Implementation of recreational marijuana, the town’s framework for addressing marijuana legalization, a presentation given by the Maine Municipal Association on Maine’s legalization measure, and other information.  The webpage also includes links to a resident survey and a business survey.  In both surveys, the Working Group is gathering information on the interest of having different types of marijuana facilities in Kittery and input on opportunities and concerns.  The business survey also seeks to understand if businesses are considering opening a marijuana facility in Kittery.
The Working Group is comprised of the Town Manager, Kendra Amaral, Doctor Robert Hulefeld of York Hospital, Police Chief James Soucy, Fire Chief David O’Brien, Town Planner, Chris DiMatteo, Code Enforcement Officer, Robert Marchi, School Resource Officer Jay Durgin, and Intern David Evans.  They meet monthly and are focused on drafting land use, public safety, and town policy proposals to address recreational marijuana in Kittery. 
For more information contact Kendra Amaral at kamaral@kitteryme.org or at 207-475-1329.  The Recreational Marijuana webpage can be found at www.kitteryme.gov.
 

Kittery Fire logs for May 2017

Kittery Fire Department

Fire Log for May 2017

05/01/17 @ 2022 500 Ledgewood Drive; smell of propane

05/02/17 @ 1537 Mackenzie Lane; burning rubbish

05/04/17 @ 1451 High Point Circle; motor vehicle accident

05/05/17 @ 0652 Kittery Trading Post; fire alarm activation

05/08/17 @ 1022 380 US Route One; fire alarm activation

05/10/17 @ 0840 400 Gosling Road, Portsmouth; mutual aid

05/10/17 @ 0922 Shepard’s Cove Road; alarm activation

05/11/17 @ 0156 2 Cook Street; structure fire

05/11/17 @ 1322 4 Island Ave; fire alarm activation

05/11/17 @ 1340 143 Rogers Road; motor vehicle accident

05/14/17 @ 1703 I-95; odor of propane gas

05/17/17 @ 2316 220 State Road; electrical problem

05/18/17 @ 0050 56 Shaydon Lane; carbon monoxide alarm

05/18/17 @ 1058 500 Ledgewood Drive; alarm activation

05/18/17 @ 1236 7 Pepperrell Road; motor vehicle accident

05/18/17 @ 1407 Lewis Road @ US Route One; motor vehicle accident

05/18/17 @ 1427 20 Folcutt Road; assist ambulance

05/18/17 @ 2302 28 Thaxter Lane; tree on wires

05/19/17 @ 1003 336 US Route One; motor vehicle accident

05/19/17 @ 1447 Moore Street; fire alarm activation, sewer pump station

05/19/17 @ 1705 Robert’s Maine Grill; mulch fire

05/20/17 @ 0241 21 Manson Ave, Apt #50; carbon monoxide alarm

05/20/17 @ 1856 100 Village Green Drive; cooking fire

05/20/17 @ 1941 13 Captain’s Way; brush fire investigation

05/22/17 @ 1513 500 Ledgewood Drive; alarm activation

05/23/17 @ 0113 10 Ash Lane; carbon monoxide incident

05/24/17 @ 1455 500 Ledgewood Drive; alarm activation

05/24/17 @ 2222 1 Devon Woods Drive; water problem

05/27/17 @ 2240 Ranger Drive; tractor trailer rollover

05/28/17 @ 1030 225 State Road, Eliot; boat fire

05/29/17 @ 1559 12 Bridge Street; odor of propane

05/29/17 @ 1745 I-95 South; motor vehicle accident

05/30/17 @ 1340 360 US Route One; medical assist

33 Calls for May 224Calls for Calendar Year

 

Before Mary’s it was Thomson’s Store. The Beginning of the story as the end nears.

Mary’s Store (Thomson’s Store) is soon to be demolished as an unsafe building. A building with sentimental value to many of its residents and a Town Councilor who was tied to the store for his entire life. What is Mary’s Store? Well, let someone who knew it well, tell you.

 A Short story by Jeff Thomson

(Jeff is a Kittery Town Councilor)


Before there was Mary’s Store, there was Thomson Bros. Store. Built and opened in 1936 at the height of the darkest days of the Great Depression. Edward Thomson had faith in himself and his community, however.

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It would be a store that would see World War II and ration stamps collected for butter and meat. During the later 40’s, additions would be built and there would be a small restaurant owned by William Thomson that would be an attraction for skaters in the winter months. In the early 1950’s, the restaurant space would be converted to a barber shop-first Al’s, then Henry’s.

James Corner would be a vibrant hub of commerce with the store, Gunnison’s Motor Parts, Gunnison’s Gas Station, Gunnisons Machine Shop, the garage for the Maine/New Hampshire Bridge Authority, and Robert’s Insurance Agency. Carl Durgin lived there and operated school bus service for Kittery. Four busses….all parked in the garage every evening.

gunnisonsThe store would be a place where a little boy would learn how to make change-without the benefit of a computer screen telling him how much to return to the customer.

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The store would be a place where a 7th grader would get off the school bus on a Friday afternoon in November and be told that his President had been killed in Dallas, Texas.

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It would be a place where a teenager would listen to residents debate the issues of the day and think “that sounds like something fun to do when I grow up”.

It would be a place where a college sophomore would come home in April of 1971 to close the business after his father’s second heart attack.

In June of 1971, Mary Shupe would rent the building and reopen a grocery store.

In December of 1971, at the age of 62, Edward Thomson would pass away and in July of 1973, his widow would sell the property to Mary-ironically the purchase price was Thirty Five thousand dollars ($35,000.00) – the cost of the soon to be completed demolition. The rest, as they say, is history.

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I just wanted people to know that it wasn’t always this way.

STORE COLOR

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There was a time-not so long ago-when the property was owned by a man who cared about his neighbors, his community, and his family.

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written by: Jeff Thomson


MORE STORIES about the End of the Store.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170509/marys-store-to-be-razed-in-kittery

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20170323/court-sides-with-kittery-over-marys-store-demolition

The Old Mary’s Store (Thomson, Legion etc.) on agenda

Upcoming events

interviews

This  event would be of value to Kittery landlords of which there are many in town. It would also of course be beneficial to their tenants and to the Town since taxpayers spend thousands year after year with the needed “Heat and More” program with no reduction in monies literally sent up the chimney heating inefficient structures.

See attached document Tuesday 5/23 5:30-6:30 PM York Public Library

FREE LANDLORD ENERGY SAVING INFORMATION SESSION – TUESDAY MAY 23rd, 2017

York Library, Kennebunk Room, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
York, ME

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A meeting for owners of multi-unit apartment buildings will be held on May 23 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the York Library in York, Maine. Efficiency Maine will be on hand to talk about options and rebate programs for energy efficiency, energy audits, solar energy, pellet boilers, heat pumps, insulation, green home design, and biofuels.

New affordable technologies make it easy for home and business owners to reduce energy use, switch to clean sources and save money. Clean energy and efficiency help Maine communities to become more sustainable by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one of today’s most pressing environmental needs.

This event is organized by the York Energy Steering Committee in collaboration with the York Community Services Association, as part of a weatherization program for low-income families in York. The project is funded by Rotary International and Efficiency Maine and administered by Habitat for Humanity York County. The Energy Steering Committee’s mission is to advise York’s Selectboard on matters of energy policy and to help reduce York’s carbon emissions.

For more information about this meeting and Efficiency Maine visit www.efficiencymaine.com or email rpatane@maine.rr.com.
Reminder that tomorrow evening at the KCC there will be a 6:00 public hearing with the Maine DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) regarding the proposed Maine Turnpile Authority’s desire to build a new replacement York Toll Booth
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Location: Kittery Community Center
120 Rogers Road, Kittery

The hearing will be comprised of two parts:
· A daytime portion that will be devoted to receiving testimony only from the MTA, Town of York / Think Again and pre-designated parties.

· An evening portion beginning at 6:00 P.M. to receive testimony from members of the general public.

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