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Just Got Back: Southport, Maine

Just Got Back: Southport, Maine

write essay for money p>Although Carole and I have been fortunate to have crisscrossed the country a few times in our 24 years of traveling together, we have never been able to check off the Pine Tree State from our travel wish-list.  We shouldn’t have waited so long.  The scenery and wilderness was as beautiful as any we’ve seen AND we were able to check off another “Southport” from our list as well. This Town of Southport … Read entire article »

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Testruth asks for volunteers: Public Safety Board needs help

Testruth asks for volunteers: Public Safety Board needs help

Southport Mayor Jesse Testruth announced open positions on the Board of Public Safety (BPS) at the May 21st Council meeting and asked that citizen volunteers connect with him through eMail to MayorTestruth@CityofSouthport.org if interested in serving.   Testruth’s previous appointments, Kevin Bandy and Andrew Harrison we’re told their services were no longer needed in a letter hand delivered by the mayor just before the May 2012 council meeting.   Bandy had served first as a member of the board since … Read entire article »

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Just Got Back: Southports RDC Meeting #1 4JUN12

Just Got Back:  Southports RDC Meeting #1   4JUN12

120604 SoRDC Meeting: This first official meeting of the Southport Redevelopment Commission (SoRDC) was opened by Mayor Testruth and handed to the Commissioners for their internal actions. Russel McClure was quickly selected as RDC Chairman, Duane Langreck as Vice Chair, Roger Harris as Secretary and Jim Cooney as Treasurer. RDC Member Jim Keller also attended as did Councilor N Schmoll. Rob Bettcher, Larry Tunget, Mary Winslow and I followed along from the public gallery. Regular monthly meetings were … Read entire article »

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Patching up Southport

Patching up Southport

Mike Alexander, Southside Times on 30MAY12 reports:   Southport Mayor Jesse Testruth has been on the job for nearly six months, and he is working to patch up hostile differences within this community of 2,000 residents. For the past four years under the administration of Dr. Rob Thoman, the community nestled east of Madison Avenue on Southport Road, has been in turmoil for lack of budgetary figures presented to city council members, and not having prayer at the … Read entire article »

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De Activate Southport Matters, Nevah!

De Activate Southport Matters, Nevah!

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Clerk-Treasurer misses another Fund Report

Clerk-Treasurer misses another Fund Report

Southport Clerk-Treasurer (CT), Diana Bossingham was unable to provide the monthly Fund Report at the May Council meeting.  The previous CT, Kathy Hildebrand was frequently admonished for not consistently offering timely reports to the Southport Council for review. District 3 Representative, Rose Harrison was often the most vocal critic of missing reports often delivering vicious accusations of impropriety toward CT Hildebrand and Mayor Thoman.  “I know something is wrong,” Harrison shouted at the November 2010 meeting “you’re … Read entire article »

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RDC Established in Southport

Southport Council members established the City’s first Redevelopment Commission (RDC) at their monthly meeting this past Monday night with little fanfare. It’s been 4 long years after former Mayor Robin Thoman first introduced the benefits of an RDC to the Southport Council. Mayoral (3) and Council (2) appointments for RDC Commissioners were announced at the same meeting. Russell McClure (certified urban planner), Duane Langreck (registered architect) and James Keller (licensed plumber) were announced as Mayor Testruth’s appointees while Jim Cooney (councilmember) and southside realtor Roger Harris were noted as Common Council appointments. Establishing the RDC has been a long process for the City. It met strong opposition in 2008 from three Southport council members, Rose Harrison, Susan Schmoll and Greg Dant in spite of overwhelming support from Southport citizens, regional officials and … Read entire article »

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Southport Aware of Suspect 12 hours Before Murder

Southport Aware of Suspect 12 hours Before Murder

Mayor Testruth confirmed at the 21May12 Council meeting that he was indeed notified that Lori Barcroft was sleeping on a picnic table Friday night 18MAY12 - the evening before tragedy struck the Iseminger family and Southport community.  Barcroft was later arrested the next morning, 19MAY12 on suspicion of murder.  Testruth did not reveal if he alerted suspended SoPD Chief Randy Ellison.  A review of the MAY 2012 SoPD Patrol Schedule revealed that no SoPD officers were assigned to patrol the City during the time … Read entire article »

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Tragedy Strikes Southport

Tragedy Strikes Southport

It is with surprise, sadness and sorrow that I learned that Southport and humanity has lost a friend today. The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Bethel Memorial Pastor and Southport neighbor, Jaman Iseminger was senselessly shot and killed earlier this morning at his church on Southport Rd.  He is survived by his devoted wife Amanda and two year old daughter.  Pastor Jaman‘s parents, Gina and Scott Iseminger have lived and served in our community for decades.  … Read entire article »

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Mayor Attempts Removal of Southport Whistleblowers

Mayor Attempts Removal of Southport Whistleblowers

Southsider Voice correspondent, Al Stilley is reporting today that Mayor Testruth has removed Public Safety Director, Kevin Bandy and fellow safety board member, Andrew Harrison from the Southport Safety Board. Both deny any correspondence or official notification from Testruth removing them. “Yes, we walked out of the meeting Saturday when Mayor Testruth could not see that laws were being broken. We didn’t want to be part of the cover-up” said Bandy. “We certainly didn’t resign” … Read entire article »

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