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Orchestra to perform at pavilion; Selectmen consider BYOB regulations.

Byline: Ellie Oleson

AUBURN - At the July 23 selectmen's meeting, Julie A. Jacobson, town manager, invited everyone to enjoy the grand opening of the town's new Riley-Pappas Performance Pavilion with a free performance of classical and Broadway music by the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. July 27 (rain dates July 28 or, if necessary, July 29).

Featured will be principal conductor Myron Romanul and soloists Michael Calmes, tenor, and Jane Shivick, soprano, with Bobbie Chase as announcer.

The concert is being funded by donations from HealthSouth and an anonymous donor.

No chairs will be available, so Ms. Jacobson suggested bringing chairs or blankets to sit on.

She said parking is limited, so special arrangements have been made for parking at the Macy's end of the Auburn Mall. There will be a WRTA shuttle to and from the pavilion, which is in the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex on Pakachoag Hill.

Parking will also be available at the Auburn VNA Health Network, Pakachoag School and North American Martyrs Church (except during Saturday's Mass).

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Ms. Jacobson also thanked all those involved in opening a cooling station at the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center during heat waves in June and July.

Wayne C. Page, chairman of the Council on Aging, thanked volunteers William A. Sipos, Lillian R. Halpin, Carl A. Westerman, Edward Sweeney, Joyce H. Plante, Harold J. Gionet and Heather R. Page, who worked with Cheryl A. Westerman, interim director of the senior center, to make the cooling station a welcoming escape from the heat.

"We couldn't do it without them," Mr. Page said.

Selectmen also discussed possible conditions they are considering placing on any local establishment's BYOB license, which would allow patrons to bring their own beer or wine to enjoy with a meal.

Selectman Stephen R. Simonian made several suggestions, including setting a time limit for such beverages, requiring managers to seal an opened container before a patron could leave with it, and limiting the amount each patron could bring.

Doreen M. Goodrich said she would like to see a sign in any BYOB establishment informing customers that they had to tell the manager if they had alcoholic beverages.

Selectmen agreed to send a list of possible conditions to the board's policy subcommittee, and then to Police Chief Andrew J. Sluckis for comment prior to any vote on restrictions.

Ms. Goodrich said no applications for a BYOB license have been received.

Selectmen also approved new motor vehicle licenses for Lundgren Honda, which is moving to 163 Washington St., and licensed the new Bentley Pub, which is expected to open soon at 602 Southbridge St.
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Date:Jul 27, 2012
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