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Portland firm to lead billionaire Sussman’s Hampshire St. project Creative economy development? See the story on page 3

Biologist shortage worries clammers, agency

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Tebow on Denver’s D See page 6

Chad Coffin, president of the Maine Clammers Association, holds a clam hoe before rejoining a Maine State Planning Office meeting about shellfish management in Freeport Wednesday. Coffin says the loss of state biologists in the Department of Marine Resources — scientists who help with management of clam flats — is a serious problem in Maine. “The shellfish industry is deeply concerned that the number of biologists has dwindled from four to two, and with four they were basically stretched quite thin, now it’s to the point that only some towns are getting services,” he said. For a story about the agency’s response, see page 8. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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Train may roll for Oahu KAPOLEI, Hawaii (NY Times) — From the farmlands here on the western side of Oahu, the hotels of Honolulu and the bluffs of Diamond Head can be seen rising 20 miles in the distance. This is rural Hawaii: waves and coastline on one side, lush mountains on the other and barely a building or vehicle in sight. But sometime this spring, a $5.3 billion project is scheduled to rise from the Kapolei farmlands that offers powerful evidence of how much this island, a symbol of Pacific tranquillity, is changing. A 40-year battle to build a mass transit line appears to be nearing its end. Barring a court intervention, construction is to begin in March on a 20-mile rail line that will be elevated 40 feet in the air, barreling over farmland, commercial districts and parts of downtown Honolulu, and stretching from here to Waikiki. The two-track line —a 30-foot-wide span, with 21 elevated stations — is designed to accommodate an increasing crush of commuters and tourists while encouraging new growth and development, particularly on this undeveloped part of the island. The Honolulu rail project, scheduled for completion in 2018, seems certain to change sharply the nature of much of the south side of the island, as well as downtown Honolulu. The project has drawn fierce opposition from many environmentalists and some community leaders, who describe it as a concrete gash across green Oahu that will blight pristine coastlines and farmland at the western end and throw a shadow over city streets in Honolulu. It could still be delayed or frozen by a pending suit in federal court from opponents who assert that planners failed to properly explore alternatives to the project in environmental studies. Still, for many islanders, its mere existence underscores a fact that some resist and others celebrate: Honolulu has joined the ranks of major metropolitan regions, with more than 930,000 people. “It starts to remind everyone that we are not all grass huts anymore,” said Cliff Slater, a leader of the opposition to the project. “There’s this illusion as to what Hawaii is all about, and New York-style trains don’t cut it.” In recent years, the few highways here have routinely been as crammed with traffic as those in Los Angeles, a problem that seems likely to get worse. “This is not a sleepy, lazy, little city anymore,” said Toru Hamayasu, the interim director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit. “It’s a big town now.”


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Explosions across Iraq kill dozens BY MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT THE NEW YORK TIMES

BAGHDAD — Insurgents unleashed a fierce string of bombings against Iraq’s Shiites on Thursday, attacking pilgrims marching through the desert and neighborhoods in Baghdad, in an attempt to stir sectarian violence. The attacks come amid a political crisis that has brought the government to a halt less than three weeks after American troops withdrew. According to security officials, 68 people were killed in the attacks and more than 100 wounded, marking the second devastating and apparently coordinated attack in Iraq over the past month. The most lethal attack occurred near the southern city of Nasiriya where a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest amid a crowd of pilgrims as they waited to pass through a check point, killing 44 and wounding dozens, including several Iraqi army officers, according to security officials. The pilgrims were making a trip to the holy city of Karbala leading up to holiday of Arbaeen, which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the death of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Photographs of the bombing scene posted on the Web site of Dhi Qar Province, where the attack occurred, showed dozens of bloody bodies strewn across the ground. One photo was of a young boy with a charred shirt and pants laying face down covered in blood. Another photo was of just four fingers and what appeared to be the remnants of a hand. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks but they appeared similar to ones

Iraqis grieved in Baghdad on Thursday after a bomb attack claimed the life of a family member. (Michael Kamber for The New York Times)

conducted by Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni insurgent group which has tried to plunge the country back to the brink of civil war by pitting the country’s sectarian groups against each other. Al Qaeda in Iraq killed more than 63 people on Dec. 22 in a series of explosions across Baghdad, the deadliest day in the capital in more than a year. The attacks, however, did not reignite sectarian violence. The violence began early on Thursday morning in Baghdad when explosives strapped to a motorcycle were detonated

near a group of day laborers who had congregated by the side of the road in the slum of Sadr City, according to security officials. Moments later, two improvised explosive devices were detonated near rescuers who were taking the wounded to a nearby hospital, the officials said. Nine people were killed in the explosions and 35 were wounded. An hour after the Sadr City attack, two car bombs were detonated in bustling squares in the neighborhood of Kadhimiya, killing 15 people and wounding 31, according to security officials.

In N.H., Santorum basks in the crowds that long eluded him BY MICHAEL D. SHEAR THE NEW YORK TIMES

TILTON, N.H. — A newly energized Rick Santorum told voters in New Hampshire on Thursday that they needed a candidate with “core convictions” and urged them not to pay attention to the pundits or the polls as he tries to catch up to Mitt Romney in the five days left before the primary here. After his near victory in Iowa on Tuesday, Mr. Santorum drew a crush of reporters and large, curious crowds as he visited a Rotary Club meeting, held several town-hall-style meetings and slowly fought his way through a vintage-looking diner during lunchtime. As he shook hands in a crowd

that would have been unimaginable just weeks ago, Mr. Santorum was repeatedly approached for his autograph by eager residents, most of whom said they Santorum had not heard of the former Pennsylvania senator until the last several days. “You are the first political candidate I’ve ever come out to meet in my entire life,” Anne Grant said to Mr. Santorum at Tilt’n Diner here. “I listened to your speech in Iowa the other night and that’s exactly what I wanted to hear for so many

years. God bless you.” A few minutes earlier, at the Merrimack Valley Railroad, Mr. Santorum spent more than an hour answering questions from curious voters unfamiliar with a candidate who still trails far behind Mr. Romney in local polls. Mr. Santorum offered a mix of personal biography (his coal miner grandfather “smoked everything all day long — pipes, cigars, cigarettes. He had his whiskey every morning with his coffee”) and lectures about the need for personal freedom. The effort to repeal President Obama’s health care legislation, he said, is about whether the government can permanently get “their hooks” into people’s lives.

“It’s an issue about whether we are going to be a free people or not,” he told the crowd of about 150 people. For most of last year, Mr. Santorum gamely braved the indignity of almost no attention from the news media as he campaigned in Iowa and New Hampshire. Days before the August straw poll in Iowa, he marveled at the presence of three reporters from national news organizations. Now, with more than two dozen cameras and scores of reporters at each of his events, Mr. Santorum pleaded with voters not to listen to the conventional wisdom about his lack of political organization or resources.

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Portland firm tapped to spearhead Sussman project on Hampshire St. BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

State police released a surveillance image of a woman who robbed a Corinth pharmacy Wednesday evening. (COURTESY IMAGE)

State police in Orono search for pharmacy robbery suspect Portland police are still searching for suspects in nearly a half dozen unsolved pharmacy robberies BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

State police say a woman passed a Corinth pharmacist a note demanding prescription pills and threatening to "shoot the clerk if anyone went too close to a telephone," sometime Wednesday night, according to police. Officials are looking for the woman responsible for the robbery at Whitney's Family Supermarket located about 125 miles northeast of Portland. "No gun was seen, and the woman left the store," said Steve McCausland, a public safety spokesman, in a news release. The woman reportedly made off with a "large amount of Oxycontin," he said. The robbery occurred shortly before 7 p.m. In Portland, police are still searching for suspects in at least nearly a half dozen unsolved pharmacy robberies occurring within the last few months. The most recent was on Dec. 18, when police say a man covered his head with a blanket and robbed the CVS Pharmacy at the Westgate Plaza at 1406 Congress St. The robbery came after a nearly two-month lull in pharmacy robberies in Portland. On Oct. 25, a man attempted to rob a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Forest Avenue, but left without receiving any medications. The incident was followed by a subsequent bomb scare after police discovered a suspicious object in the pharmacy's parking lot. Before that incident, a CVS Pharmacy on Forest Avenue was robbed Sept. 23, and another CVS Pharmacy on Brighton Avenue was robbed on Aug. 12 and again on Sept. 12. Also, a Hannaford Supermarket pharmacy was robbed on Aug. 29. Anyone with information on any crimes in Portland is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8533 or text an anonymous tip from a mobile phone using keyword “GOTCHA” plus the message to 274637 (CRIMES). Anyone with information about the Orono robbery is asked to call State Police in Orono at 866-2122.

Billionaire hedge-fund investor Donald Sussman has chosen a local firm to design an artsthemed project he's hoping to build in the East End. Tom Federle, an attorney and Sussman spokesman, said Developers Collaborative was chosen ahead of several other companies, including the Minneapolis firm Artspace. Specific details about the project have not been announced, although Federle said various ideas have been discussed, with most involving some mix of artist space, housing and retail. The project would be built in one section of the India Street neighborhood, where Sussman and an affiliated company, Hampshire Street Properties, own more than a dozen properties. “The Hampshire Street neighborhood has a rich history and great potential for a vibrant future,” Sussman said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be teaming up with Developers Collaborative to design a use for these properties that has a positive impact for the Hampshire Street neighborhood.” Sussman is a billionaire hedgefund manager and the husband of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat who represents Maine’s

City solicits donations for the homeless City officials have put out a call for donations to homeless shelters. “This week’s cold snap serves as a good reminder to the public that on any given night more than 350 people within the community experience homelessness and seek emergency refuge at one of community’s six overnight shelters,” the city stated in a press release. “The city’s two emergency shelters are currently seeking donations from the public that will be distributed to those in need. Suggested items include new blankets, coat vests, gloves, mittens, hats scarves, earmuffs, long underwear and warm winter socks.” Members of the public interested in making donations can make arrangements by contacting the city at 7612072. — Staff Report

“We are going at it with the angle of trying to create space that can be useful to the creative economy.” — Tom Federle, attorney and Donald Sussman spokesman first congressional district. The couple lives in North Haven, but Sussman also owns a home on Hampshire Street. Sussman and Receco LLC, which share an office suite on Commercial Street, own at least seven properties on Hampshire Street, five on Newbury Street and two on Federal, according to city records. The India Street neighborhood, which is sandwiched between Munjoy Hill and the Old Port, has a mix of health and social service providers, century-old apartment houses and a host of established restaurants and delis. Recently, a yoga studio, and men's barber shop have opened in the neighborhood, which has long been home to Coffee by Design, Rite Aid and an Angela Adams boutique. With an abundance of vacant lots, it's also seen by some as ripe for development. An 80-unit condo project on Newbury Street has been approved by the city but

remains stalled until the developer can find financing. Meanwhile, the four-story, 122-room Hampton Inn opened on Fore Street last year. Federle predicted the project would include demolition of some existing buildings but an overall net gain in apartment units. Developers Collaborative, among other things, will help decide which buildings should be removed and what should be built in their place. “We are going at it with the angle of trying to create space that can be useful to the creative economy,” he said, adding that live-work spaces, arts-compatible businesses and artists studios are among the ideas being kicked around. Developers Collaborative was chosen, Federle said, based on their experience with “creatively making reuse of properties in a way that enhances the neighborhoods in which they exist.” He added that Developers Collaborative is a “(champion) of smart-growth principles and sustainable design." Kevin Bunker, a principal in Developers Collaborative, said the company was “thrilled” to be working with Sussman and Hampshire Street Properties. Federle gave no time line yesterday for when a specific project might be released.

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Parking policies in Portland hinder our quality of life Editor, Parking policies are far too harsh. They squeeze the life out of commerce. People shop elsewhere. Tickets make it hard to visit the sick or anyone. City is rigged for trapping. Fifteen minute meter’s are common. Whatever the time limit, the rascals come down like vultures as soon as the meter is out. Go to a movie that last more than two hours, guess what? Another fat ticket. The city parking policies are picking our already depleted pockets. You must be very Portland street parking savory, to stay one step ahead of these mad, quota driven meter maids. Visitors cannot leave without at least one ticket. When is an elected servant going to scrutinize and severely change these terrible mandates. Signs that used to say one or two hour parking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., now say 9 to 9 p.m., in some test areas of the city. They are waiting for an outcry. Hearing none, they will cover the landscape. We have a city that is tensed up, because of an inability to park without fear. We have to loosen up the reigns. We have a great city here. Let it grow. These restraints must be cut away, or we will never realize our potential. People please speak up. The situation is and always has been a crime. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– COLUMN ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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The party of the working class The year 2011 left us a couple of interesting videos. One shows state GOP chair Charlie Webster debating the state Democratic chair Ben Grant. The other is an interview with S. Donald Sussman — hedge-fund mogul, Maine squeeze of Chellie Pingree, and sugar daddy to Maine’s Progressives. Shakespeare tells us “The apparel oft proclaims the man,” a version of the Latin proverb vestis virum facit (“clothes maketh the man”). When I first met Charlie, returning home to Farmington after my long New Jersey exile, I sat down with a guy dressed in worn blue twill and crowned with an old baseball cap adorned with smut and cobwebs. In short, his attire was suitable for an oil-burner repair man fresh from working in someone’s cellar. He appears in the video not as an oil-burner repairman but as the chairman of a major political party, wearing a jacket and tie. Knowing the man’s frugal habits I assume he got both items from WalMart or Mardens. Ben Grant, by contrast, was dressed casually, looking more like an upscale Portland waiter than an affluent Portland lawyer. Selwyn D. Sussman appeared in a pair of

John Frary ––––– Guest Columnist worn blue jeans. I’ve been puzzling over this ever since. How does a hedge-fund manager with a $17,000,000 catamaran and a $56,000,000 private jet get his hands on a pair of worn blue jeans? Did he send his captain or pilot out to buy them off a paper-mill worker? Or did he order a pair from Nieman Marcus and instruct his gardener to wear them out for him? We’ll probably never know, but we do know why S. Donald Sussman put on those jeans for the interview. He hoped that Mainers would see a regular Downeast guy from North Haven and not super-rich dealer in financial paper. This fits in with a Dec. 31 ABC headline “Obama Maps Out ‘Warrior of Working Class’ Message.” The headline was inspired by two-month payroll tax reduction our president passed before heading off to a four million dollar vacation at a luxurious Hawaii resort where he can enjoy the

company of Nancy Pelosi, another working-class warrior, relaxing in a nearby ten-thousand dollar a night suite. You see how this works. Charlie Webster, who inspired the GOP slogan “Working People Vote Republican” doesn’t need to dress “working-class style” because he is working class in background, taste, habits and allegiance. He feels free to put on a jacket and tie, while Obama avoids neckties, and Selwyn D. Sussman affects blue jeans. Charlie was elected as a Democrat because he once believed that the Democrats really were the party of the working class. He got down to Augusta, discovered his error and switched to the Republican Party. He did this knowing that he was then jumping from the winning side to the losing side, something that is so unusual it’s almost unique in American political history. Party-switchers normally wait for encouraging signals from the voters before jumping. The question of the Democrats’ allegiance to the working class became a hot topic in the press at the end of 2011. There’s a 65-page study on the party’s 2012 electoral prospects published by the liberal see FRARY page 5

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Waiting for Mitt the moderate The reassuring thing about Mitt Romney is that for most of his life he probably wouldn’t have voted for today’s Mitt Romney. This is a man who registered as a Republican only in preparation for his 1994 Senate campaign against Edward Kennedy; previously, Romney had registered as an independent. As recently as 2002, in his successful run for governor of Massachusetts, he described himself this way: “People recognize that I am not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.” That was accurate, and Romney became an excellent, moderate and pragmatic governor of Massachusetts. But then, in 2005, he apparently began to fancy himself as Republican presidential timber and started veering to the right in what we can all pray was a cynical, unprincipled pander. This does, at least, furnish opportunities for political humor. “Mitt Romney will face his fiercest ideological opponent,” Conan O’Brien has suggested. “Himself from four years ago.” Jay Leno offered: “Well, the presidential race is getting interesting. In an effort to clear up his reputation as a flip-flopper, Mitt Romney will give a speech on health care. And then, right afterward, he’ll give a fiveminute rebuttal.” Now that he has won the Iowa caucuses, Romney’s chances for winning the Republican nomination are better than 80 percent, according to the betting site Intrade. For the general election, Intrade predicts that the Republican nominee (whomever it ends up being) has a 46 percent chance of winning the presidency in November. The Democrat, presumably Barack Obama, has a 52 percent chance of winning, it says. The upshot is that Romney, assuming that

Nicholas D. Kristof ––––– The New York Times he continues his ascent between now and the primaries’ Super Tuesday on March 6, will soon have to make a final flip — back to his old self. The narrative of a flip-flopper has been used effectively in the past against Democrats such as Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004. In the 1992 Democratic primaries, Paul Tsongas accused Bill Clinton of being a “pander bear.” Romney should be forewarned: once the narrative gets started, it feeds itself. The Democratic National Committee has already released a slick fourminute video that plays to this theme by excoriating Romney for his gym-

nastics: “Mitt Romney, unparalleled flipflopper, has proved he is his own toughest opponent on the issues,” the Democrats write on, where the video is housed. “The one thing Mitt and Mitt can agree on? That they want to be president — so Romney will say and do whatever it takes to get elected, no matter how contradictory.” It’s true that Romney has clearly shifted positions on abortion — apparently a calculated reversal so that he could compete in Republican presidential primaries — and on assault weapons, tax pledges and the legacy of President Ronald Reagan. And he ties himself in knots explaining why he opposes a national health care plan modeled on the Massachusetts plan that became law when he was governor. But the Democratic claims of constant inconstancy seem exaggerated. The excellent Web site FactCheck. org found that most of the accusa-

tions in the Democrats’ video were dubious. Typically, Romney had a fairly complex position, and the Democrats caricatured it to portray a flip that wasn’t there or that was ambiguous. For example, Romney supported a stimulus, but not of the magnitude of Obama’s, so it wasn’t a flip-flop for him to oppose the Obama stimulus. If we do see, as I expect we will, a reversion in the direction of the Massachusetts Romney, that’s a flip we should celebrate. Until the Republican primaries sucked him into its vortex, he was a pragmatist and policy wonk rather similar to Bill Clinton and President Obama but more conservative. (Clinton described Romney to me as having done “a very good job” in Massachusetts.) Romney was much closer to George H.W. Bush than to George W. Bush. One reason to expect a re-emergence of the traditional moderate Romney — other than that it will be expedient — is that his advisers incline in that direction. On the economy, Romney has been advised by the likes of Professor Gregory Mankiw of Harvard and Professor Glenn Hubbard of Columbia. Both are experienced, prominent figures, albeit tending conservative. In foreign affairs, Romney’s advisers have included Richard Williamson, Eric Edelman, Meghan O’Sullivan, Paula Dobriansky, Daniel Senor and Dov Zakheim. These, too, are credible, respected figures. So, in the coming months, the most interesting political battle may be between Romney and Romney. Now, do we really want a chameleon as a nominee for president? That’s a legitimate question. But I’d much rather have a cynical chameleon than a far-right ideologue who doesn’t require contortions to appeal to Republican primary voters, who says things that Republican candidates have all been saying and, God forbid, actually means it.

Obama avoids neckties, and Selwyn D. Sussman affects blue jeans FRARY from page 4

Center for American Progress that more or less concedes the “white working class” to the Republicans ( pdf/path_to_270.pdf). A November New York Times article by Thomas B. Edsall tells us, “For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and increasingly severe losses among white voters. But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly aban-

don the white working class. All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned.” Maine’s Democrats, however, must struggle to retain a hold on the working class. They can count on North Haven, Bar Harbor, Cape Elizabeth and other affluent areas but can’t win with them alone. They can’t afford to “jettison the pretense” so if battered blue jeans, tieless collars, and shirt-sleeves helps them maintain it, we can expect more of the same. An interesting footnote. Andy Stern, former head of the SEIU (a major contributor to the Democrats) and

Obama’s most frequent White House visitor, wrote a guest column, “China’s Superior Economic Model” in the Dec. 1 Wall Street Journal. He made no mention of the Chinese union movement. No wonder. The PRC government does not allow unions. (Professor John Frary of Farmington is a former U.S. congressional candidate and retired history professor, a Board Member of Maine Taxpayers United and an associate editor of the International Military Encyclopedia, and can be reached at: jfrary8070@

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Despite what fan adulation and ceaseless television chatter indicated, the 52-year-old N.F.L. team at the eastern base of the Rockies did not change its name to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos this season. As the hysteria over Tebow spiked in November and December, even Tebow knew that the team’s success rested at least as much on the shoulders of its defense. That unit held opponents to 15 or fewer points five times during a 7-1 run from Oct. 23 to Dec. 11 and supplied all three Broncos on the A.F.C.’s Pro Bowl roster. Tebow led the publicized comebacks, but when he was asked whether he felt the Broncos were his team, he rattled off the names of teammates — and the first ones he named were on defense. “I feel like this is Champ Bailey’s team, this is Brian Dawkins’s team,” he said, adding the name of guard Chris Kuper to the list seconds later. “These are guys that have been here for a while and led us on this run. I think they’re the big reason that we’re here and playing in the playoffs.” The Broncos improved from worst to first in the A.F.C. West despite scoring more than 20 points only three times in the 11 weeks since Tebow supplanted Kyle Orton as the starting quarterback. Defense was the primary reason the Broncos soared, but when they struggled, the defense was also a root cause of the team’s problems, particularly in the first five weeks of the season and in a 41-23 loss to the Patriots on Dec. 18. The defense is also likely to determine if the Broncos have a chance of upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s A.F.C. wild-card playoff game in Denver. Denver’s 1-4 start to the regular season and 0-3 finish are linked by defensive injuries. During those weeks, five defensive starters missed two or more games. In the 7-1 stretch, the starting defensive lineup missed only one game — when the rookie line-

backer Von Miller sat out a 35-32 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 4, after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb. Miller returned the next week wearing a club cast on his right hand and forearm; a week later, he changed to one that left his fingers free to move. His production has suffered; after recording 4 ½ sacks and 31 tackles during four games in November — when he was the A.F.C.’s defensive rookie of the month — he mustered only one sack and seven tackles in four games after returning. After spending the previous two weeks refusing to use the injury as an excuse, Miller on Wednesday acknowledged the problems it has caused. “I’m coming off the ball playing on the defensive line,” he said. “The first thing you strike is your hand. I still feel like I can get it done; it’s just that there’s a lot more thinking involved in

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Old Port’s rash of commercial break-ins continuing; crimes happened overnight BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

More than a half dozen local businesses have reported burglaries within the last week, just after a string of December break-ins along Commercial Street prompted extra overnight patrols. Portland Police Department officials say, in at least two instances, thieves have been targeting multiple offices located in the same building. In both cases, small amounts of cash or even computers and other electronics were swiped from businesses sometime during the overnight. Authorities responded to at least two reports of commercial burglaries Wednesday morning. Both crimes occurred sometime during the overnight, said Lt. Gary Rogers, a police spokesman. Paragon Commercial Real Estate, located at 2 Market St., reported a laptop computer was stolen from inside an office, according to Rogers. "There was no sign of forced entry," he added. Also during the same night, three business located at 44 Oak St., reported being burglarized about a half-mile away, police said. At Marino Inc., a locked office desk was forced open and a small amount of change — totaling less than $5 — was taken. Additionally, GTA2 Architects reported a camera stolen from their office space and another architect firm reported to police that they returned to work Wednesday to find their office door open, but nothing was missing, Rogers said.

Portland Police Department officials say, in at least two instances, thieves have been targeting multiple offices located in the same building. In both cases, small amounts of cash or even computers and other electronics were swiped from businesses sometime during the overnight. Signs of forced entry were not evident at the three business, though, once inside Marino Inc., the culprits damaged a desk in an effort to open it. "The unfortunate thing is that they can do hundreds of dollars worth of damage just looking for things," Rogers said. "I don't know if they're related," he said, referring to the recent string of low-level burglaries, adding, it may be the case that the burglars "are people out there going in and looking for" petty cash held within the offices. Less than a week ago, two separate business located at 109 Exchange St. reported a small amount of cash stolen during the overnight from Dec. 19 to 31. Also, sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, a salon at 334 Fore St. reported computer equipment and other electronics were stolen, and Amigos Restaurant at 9 Dana St. reported being broken into, police said. "Hopefully we can get these to stop," said Sgt. Dean Goodale, of the PPD's Criminal Investigations Division, adding that the

latter two reports were "similar to the ones on Commercial Street." Goodale referred to the string of burglaries along Commercial Street in December that prompted extra overnight patrols. From about Dec. 12 to the end of the month, at least four businesses reported a total of five burglaries, including two cases where safes were either stolen or there was an attempt to steal one, and another that resulted in thieves driving off with a local business' van. The crimes were followed by a spike of break-ins scattered through the Old Port in November, including one incident where a thief cut through the wall of a business to enter an adjacent cafe. "Basically, we've identified these issues are going on and hopefully we can get somebody arrested and these will stop," Goodale said. Officials say there will be a continued heightened police presence in those areas, though business owners can take steps to help ensure they don't become victims of a burglary. "I think the best thing you can do is ensure you secure your business with (measures such as installing) deadbolt locks and, just like in a residential building, look out for suspicious people," Rogers said. Anyone with information on any crimes is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8533 or text an anonymous tip from a mobile phone using keyword "GOTCHA" plus the message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Loss of state biologists worries shellfish industry, agency BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

In a tumultuous year, the Maine Department of Marine Resources has seen a string of departures, including the well-publicized exit over the summer of Commissioner Norm Olsen in a rift with Gov. Paul LePage. But behind the scenes, clammers are equally concerned with the loss of state biologists, who support the shellfish industry and are charged with biological management of the marine resources. "That program is the only program in the shellfish industry that's funded by dedicated fees through shellfish licenses," said Chad Coffin, presiCoffin dent of the Maine Clammers Association. "The shellfish industry is deeply concerned that the number of biologists has dwindled from four to two, and with four they were basically stretched quite thin, now it's to the point that only some towns are getting services." With a scarcity of state biologists, some worry that clam flats could be closed for lack of management guidance. The Food and Drug Administration has pointed to budget cuts and staff reductions as problems facing the state's Maine Shellfish Sanitation Program and its inspections. Acting Commissioner Patrick Keliher has brought in Kohl Kanwit as the agency's new director of public health, and Kanwit said Thursday that one of the department's goals is to beef up its roster of biologists. "We're working on that," she said, noting the biological program is a "priority." Denis-Marc Nault, one of the two

A workshop Wednesday in Freeport, titled “Keeping Clam Flats Open: A Valuable Resource for Municipalities,” featured a panel of planning officials, agency officials and others involved in the shellfish industry. A similar workshop, also hosted by the Maine State Planning Office, is taking place today at Ellsworth City Hall. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

biologists for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, agreed that splitting the state in half creates massive coastlines to monitor. "I had a staff of four, but because of retirements, it's down to two," he said. "That's definitely absolutely not enough," said Kanwit. "That program has been compromised over the years and minimized, because they have lost so many staff. We need to get them more staff and refocus the program, make sure they're doing the biological work that needs to be done." When she was hired, Kanwit said she knew that issue would come up. "That program is really supporting the towns with the biological work," but too often, the biologists can be consumed by paperwork, she said. Coffin said a current initiative by

the Maine State Planning Office to reach out to local planners and code enforcement officers will help counter some of the upheaval in the Maine Department of Marine Resources. "We're trying to educate municipalities to step into the modern role of better assisting the Department of Marine Resources with data collection and with the enforcement and the management of the resources. I think the municipalities are definitely preparing for less from the state," he said. But Kanwit said management remains collaborative. "The state planning office had come to us months ago and talked about how they could become more engaged and facilitate responsible shellfish management," she said. "When it comes to shellfish, we are

one of only two states in the country, Maine and Massachusetts, that have allowed municipal management of shellfish resources," Kanwit explained. Yet, the issue of restaffing biologists is emerging as a priority, which may not require an outright budget request, she said. "Sometimes it's reappointing someone, reassigning. There are a lot of different avenues we can pursue," Kanwit said. Coffin said the biologists play a key role in supporting an industry that faces challenges from pollution and federal monitoring requirements. "They're important because they are there to assist the municipal shellfish commissions," he said. "They are quite critical to the industry."

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Federal regulators trying to track down the source of salmonella-tainted beef that’s sickened 19 people in seven states say Hannaford’s “inadequate” records and meat-grinding practices have hindered the investigation. The federal Food Safety Inspection Service said in a statement yesterday that it still doesn’t know where ground beef infected with the bacteria Salmonella Typhimurium originated, despite a nearly three-week investigation. Authorities believe the infected meat was bought at Hannaford supermarkets. “To date, FSIS has not been able to trace the source of the outbreak beyond Hannaford because of inadequate records and grinding practices at the store chain. The availability of extensive records for grinding logs is a critical component in tracing products to their source during an outbreak investigation,” the agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said in a statement. “FSIS has encouraged retailers to provide more complete information in their grinding logs and will continue to work with the industry towards addressing this concern. As our investigation continues, the retail chain indicated they intend to reexamine their grinding practices and make appropriate changes,” the statement continued. Earlier this week, Hannaford spokesman Eric Blom declined to comment on the ongoing investigation, but insisted the company’s records passed muster. “What I can tell you is all our record keeping practices either meet or exceed industry standards,” he said. A message left on the Hannaford media relations line was not immediately returned after hours yesterday. The USDA and Hannaford announced a recall of

nearly a dozen different types of ground beef sold at Hannaford supermarkets because of a potential salmonella outbreak. At the time, federal investigators had learned that 10 of the 14 people sickened by salmonella bought and consumed ground beef from Hannaford stores. Since that initial announcement, authorities have discovered five more cases believed to be associated with the Hannaford ground beef recall. According to the CDC, 19 people have come down with the same strain of salmonella, which has proved resistant to standard antibiotics. To date, four cases have been reported in Maine, six in New Hampshire, five in New York, and one case each in Massachusetts, Kentucky, Vermont and Hawaii. Several people have been hospitalized but nobody has died from the outbreak. People who eat food contaminated with salmonella can come down with salmonellosis, which can be lifethreatening. The most common symptoms of the illness are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days, the USDA said. Federal regulators urge consumers to cook raw meat to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees to ensure any harmful bacteria present is killed. Although Hannaford is based in Maine, the company has stores across Northern New England after a period of recent expansion. The company is owned by Delhaize Group, a Belgian conglomerate that owns grocery chains in the U.S., Europe and Asia. It’s not immediately clear if Hannaford will face fines or other sanctions related to its record keeping or meat grinding practices. Attempts to reach a spokesman with the USDA after hours yesterday was not successful.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2012. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state. On this date: In 1412, tradition holds that Joan of Arc was born this day in Domremy. In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. (The marriage lasted about six months.) In 1759, George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married in New Kent County, Va. In 1838, Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail gave the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, N.J. In 1912, entertainer and philanthropist Danny Thomas was born in Deerfield, Mich. In 1919, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, died in Oyster Bay, N.Y., at age 60. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, outlined a goal of “Four Freedoms”: Freedom of speech and expression; the freedom of people to worship God in their own way; freedom from want; freedom from fear. In 1942, the Pan American Airways Pacific Clipper, a flying boat built by Boeing, arrived in New York more than a month after leaving California and following a westward route. In 1950, Britain recognized the Communist government of China. In 1967, U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Deckhouse Five, an offensive in the Mekong River delta. In 1982, truck driver William G. Bonin was convicted in Los Angeles of 10 of the “Freeway Killer” slayings of young men and boys. (Bonin was later convicted of four other killings; he was executed in 1996.) In 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Detroit’s Cobo Arena; four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, went to prison for their roles in the attack. (Harding, who denied knowing about plans for the attack, received probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution.) One year ago: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced he would cut $78 billion from the Defense Department budget over the next five years, an effort to trim fat in light of the nation’s ballooning deficit. Today’s Birthdays: Pollster Louis Harris is 91. Bluegrass performer Earl Scruggs is 88. Retired MLB All-Star Ralph Branca is 86. Author E.L. Doctorow is 81. Actress Bonnie Franklin is 68. Country musician Joey, the CowPolka King (Riders in the Sky) is 63. Rock singer-musician Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) is 61. Singer Jett Williams is 59. Rock musician Malcolm Young (AC-DC) is 59. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 57. World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kathy Sledge is 53. TV chef Nigella Lawson is 52. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eric Williams is 52. Movie composer A.R. Rahman is 46. Movie director John Singleton is 44. TV personality Julie Chen is 42. Actor Danny Pintauro is 36. NBA player Gilbert Arenas is 30. Rock singer Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) is 26.


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Friday, Jan. 6 Jerks of Grass at the St. Lawrence 7:30 p.m. St. Lawrence Arts Center presents the Jerks of Grass. Set this evening aside as a time to relax and unwind with after the holidays with an evening of warm and traditional bluegrass. Jerks of Grass are a high-energy bluegrass quartet from Portland. Gathered around one microphone in traditional style the group blens in their progressive roots becoming a formidable purveyor of their own brand of bluegrass.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: Seven years ago, I married into a wonderful family. It was my second marriage, and the family accepted my 10-year-old son as their own. My father-in-law has always been nice to me, but I’ve been told there was a lot of verbal abuse when my husband and his siblings were growing up. In the past couple of years, Grandpa has shown some symptoms of dementia. At the last family gathering, my son, now 17, went into the kitchen to talk to Grandpa. From the dining room, we all heard Grandpa scream at my son, some nonsense about never returning a book. My husband’s family just sat there behaving as if nothing was happening, so I went in to rescue my child. I know Grandpa won’t remember how he acted, but I am having a problem dealing with the rest of my husband’s family. Not one of them said a thing or offered my son a word of comfort or sympathy. I stood there crying as the whole family sat at the table with eyes downcast. My husband apologized for not handling it better, but doesn’t want to do anything to damage the relationship with his siblings. But they are not the loving family I thought they were. I feel everyone at that table owes my son and me an apology. I want my husband to be as angry as I am. I no longer wish to attend family gatherings, because I want to make it clear that their behavior was hurtful. What is a good compromise that would allow me a little dignity (so they know I’m not a doormat) but still permit my husband and children to be with the family? -- Furious in Florida Dear Furious: We are not excusing the family’s behavior, but they have been living with an angry Grandpa for years. Their response implied self-preservation rather than “not loving.” Consider this an opportunity to teach them how to react appropriately to such outbursts. Have a family powwow. Tell

them how upset you were that they didn’t protect your son, and then explain exactly how you wish they would have behaved instead. Also speak to your son. He’s old enough to understand that Grandpa isn’t quite himself and these rants are beyond his control. Dear Annie: We have young adult children who stayed at our home over the holidays and spent the majority of time engaged with their individual smart phones. They rarely interacted with other family members. I found the behavior disrespectful and tried feebly to say something, without success. My husband and I do not want to accept this rude behavior again. What is the proper way to set boundaries with these young adults, one of whom is still being supported by us? -- Competing for Face Time Dear Competing: Set ground rules for when the kids are in your presence, but don’t do it “feebly.” Allow them to use their phones when they are lounging around, but during meals, insist that all phones be turned off. Remind them when necessary. If you engage the kids in a conversation, ask them to please put the phones away for the duration. Be pleasant, but firm and consistent. Dear Annie: Here’s how I solved the problem of kids who don’t appreciate what you give them. My nephew is like that. I thought he received too many toys for his birthday and Christmas, so I always bought him clothes. One time, he reluctantly tore the paper off my gift, peeked inside and casually tossed it aside, barely managing to squeeze out a “thank you.” That was the last Christmas he received a wrapped gift from me. From that time forward, I took the money I would have spent and put it in a savings account. I would place the deposit slip with the balance inside the birthday or Christmas card. For his high school graduation, he will receive a check for $600. -- Not Frustrated Anymore in Virginia

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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9 p.m. Flannel Magazine presents: Last Chance to Reason, Fall of Rauros, WARANIMAL, Death Cloud. Geno’s, 625 Congress St. WARANIMAL is Maine’s first band. Finally now that we have electricity we decided to start shredding on the gnar axe. Comprised of former members of Eld/ Gift of tongues, Backstabbers inc, and Reunion, WARANIMAL formed in the hyborean age and is now ready to party with you.

Saturday, Jan. 7 Epiphany Celebration 7:30 p.m. The Choral Art Society’s annual Epiphany Celebration will be performed at the Williston-Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland. This performance, conducted by Music Director Robert Russell, is one of The Choral Art Society’s most spiritual annual concerts and provides an opportunity to reflect following the busy holiday season. Tickets are available online at or by calling 828-0043. They are priced at $15 for advance sales and $20 at the door at time of the performance. The 2012 Epiphany Celebration features many works performed a cappella by the Camerata chorus, a small, select group of The Choral Art Society.

Cinder Conk in New Gloucester 7:30 p.m. Balkan power-duo Cinder Conk will perform a concert at the New Gloucester Village Coffee House. Cinder Conk brings the brightness and energy of Eastern Europe’s music-centered culture to New Gloucester for a night that is sure to delight and transcend.

Down to the Well at Geno’s 8 p.m. Down to the Well, Yankee Cockfight, Devil Dinosaur and Filthy Still. Geno’s, 625 Congress St. Filthy Still: http://; Devil Dinosaur:; Yankee Cockfight: Down to the Well:

Thursday, Jan. 12 Atlantic Chamber Ensemble at noonday concert 12:15 p.m. Robert Lehmann is Director of Strings and Orchestral Activities at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. In addition to his duties at USM, he is Music Director of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Hampshire White Mountain Bach Festival. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. Concerts are free and open to the public. 775-3356.

Friday, Jan. 13 Acoustic Evening with Jacob Augustine 7:30 p.m. GFAC 207 Productions in association with WBLM and Maine Magazine present a very special Acoustic Evening with Jacob Augustine. This will be Augustine’s first Portland area concert since last fall’s triumphant CD release party at Port City Music Hall. Jacob Augustine is a singer, songwriter and musician from the Northern woods of Maine. He has lived all over the country, crisscrossing the United States performing for over a decade in various projects. While living in California in 2008, he recorded his first record under Jacob Augustine, entitled Harmonia, which was released in early 2009 to critical acclaim. $12 advance and $15 at the door. St. Lawrence Arts Center.

A Night of Dubstep & EDM 8 p.m. 207 Nightlife Presents: A Night of Dubstep & EDM w/ DJ Dirty Dek and special guest Remote Kontrol, at Port City Music Hall. Advance: $10; door: $15; VIP: $20. Remote Kontrol has been seen all across the world and they will be live in Portland Jan 13. Remote Kontrol has appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Ellen Show” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”

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Friday, Jan. 6 The Facebook Portrait Project 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art, Great Hall. Artist Tanja Alexia Hollander invites you to stop by the Museum and help her decide which images she will include in the Are You Really My Friend? exhibition that will open in February. On Friday, Jan. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to Collaborative Confessional: Tanja Alexia Hollander and the Facebook Portrait Project.

Auditions for Performance Troupes 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions for Performance Troupes, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. “Seeking actors ages 11-17 to join the Kids on the Block puppeteer troupe and/or the Youth Voices On Stage anti-bullying performance troupe. Audition will include improvisation. No experience necessary; new faces encouraged.” More information:, 828-1234, ext. 247.

Lucid Stage First Friday Art Walk 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by Lucid Stage for a First Friday Art Walk reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new show in the Lucid lobby gallery is “Trees” by artist Cindy Ciccotelli. Her medium is paper on canvas, and the subject is brightly colored, stylized trees.

First Friday Art Walk at Constellation 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at Constellation. “Come watch Constellation Gallery artists create as you enjoy our art on display. Light refreshments.” Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St.

First Friday at the MCMA 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday at the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association, Jan. 6 will feature drawings from the MCMA drawing classes during the early 20th century. Architectural drawings of Will S. Aldrich (ca.1888), who was a student and draughtsman for MCMA past President and renown architect John Calvin Stevens, along with blueprints and instruction samples from the school. 519 Congress St., Portland. Second floor, elevator accessible. FMI call 773-8396.

‘Reflection, Revelation, Resolution’ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s presents “Reflection, Revelation, Resolution,” a collection of inspirational dance images by Maine photographer Arthur Fink and encaustic artist Lori Austill. 584 Congress St., Portland. First Friday Art Walk reception, exhibit and sale through January.

Refugee Women’s Craft Collective 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Meg Perry Center at 644 Congress St., Portland, First Friday Art Walk for The Refugee Women’s Craft Collective. “Imagine arriving in a country where everything, from language to social customs, is different from everything you have ever known. To a refugee, our country is another world. Many refugee women arrive uneducated and illiterate and have difficulty in adjusting to their new lives in America. It is difficult to find work because they are unable to afford childcare for their children. ... A group of refugee women have come together to form the Refugee Women’s Craft Collective as a way to support their families, eliminating the language barrier that they all face. The women in the group originate from areas such as, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. Please help us support the women as they work to rebuild their lives. You can make a difference in the lives of refugee women! For additional information on this event, please contact Jacqui Deveneau,, 772-1051.”

Tireless Device: A Living Paper Dress 5 p.m. “Tireless device, a work in progress by Maria Paz Garaloces, brings together a number of different media, such as sculpture, installation, performance and design, which are merged together to create a fictional scene that focuses on aspects of beauty, drama, obsession and imagination. It is a multidimensional piece that explores the relationship between body and object and the object in action. It also investigates the power of ‘the unexpected’ allowing the material to express itself, to express what was already hidden and had never been discovered.” Free at SPACE Gallery.

‘Axed! Slashes Through Stereotypes’ 8 p.m. “Who was Lizzie Borden? ‘Axed!’ is an evening of one-act plays by Carolyn Gage that explore the identity of one of the most misunderstood women in New England history. The plays will be presented at Lucid Stage in Portland at 8 p.m. on Jan. 6 and 7, and in a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8. Both of the plays present the alleged ax murderer through the eyes of women who had intimate connections with her. The first play, ‘Lace Curtain Irish,’ is a one-woman play featuring Denise Poirier in the role of Bridget Sullivan, the Irish maid who was present on the morning of the murders. This production, directed by

A U.S. Postal Service worker delivers mail in Portland. On Jan. 11 in Brewer, the U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move mail processing operations from the Eastern Maine Processing and Distribution Facility in Hamden to the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center in Scarborough. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) Ariel Francoeur, premiered this fall in an Off-Off Broadway Festival. The second play, ‘The Greatest Actress Who Ever Lived,’ directed by Gage, takes a look at Lizzie through the eyes of her lesbian lover — the famous actress Nance O’Neil. In this play, Karen Ball, in the role of Nance, spars with a closeted tabloid reporter played by Joseida Lord. The play also premiered this fall in New York at the Fresh Fruit LGBT Festival. The plays will be followed by a talkback with the playwright and the actors.” Fundraiser for Lucid Stage, produced by Cauldron & Labrys Productions. Tickets for the event are $12 ($10 for students and seniors).

Movies at the Museum, ‘The Soft Skin’ 6:30 p.m. Movies at the Museum, “The Soft Skin,” Portland Museum of Art. Visit the Museum Café by Aurora Provisions for seasonally inspired soups and salads, gourmet sandwiches, and creative entrées. Beer and wine served. No admission required to dine. Free WiFi. Menu changes daily. Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7 ‘The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women’ 1 p.m. From Jan. 5 to Jan. 31, Freeport Library will be hosting Family Crisis Services’ “More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women,” an exhibit featuring photographs and the poems of Maine’s incarcerated women. The exhibit will officially open on Jan. 7. At 1 p.m., FCS staff and women from the project will be discussing the roots of the exhibit and reading select poems. The snow date for the opening is scheduled for Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Family Crisis Services, the domestic violence agency for Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties, has been working with incarcerated women at Cumberland County Jail and Maine Correctional Center since 2000; a community where approximately 95 percent of the women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetimes.

Auditions for ‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’ 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions for “Wiley and the Hairy Man” at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free Street, Portland. Seeking actors ages 8 to 17. Audition will include improv games and movement. No experience necessary; new faces encouraged. More information: www., 828-1234, ext. 247.

22nd Annual Portland Bridal Show 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Don’t miss Maine’s most popular bridal show at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. Over 100 vendors and 900 brides will take part in this annual event. You can plan your wedding in one day! Talk to professional caterers,

bakers, photographers, florists, spa experts, DJs, bands, and more. Saturday night is Lover’s Night where grooms get in free. Be sure to stop into our VIB Lounge (Very Important Bride) to sample drinks from Pinnacle Vodka and Pine State Beverage. Attend our ‘Ask Amber’ Q & A session with Amber Small from Sweetest Thing Weddings, Floral Design, and Events. Each bride will get a copy of the 2012 Real Maine Weddings magazine, and be able to enter the 2012 Real Maine Wedding of the Year contest!” Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. From Jan. 7 to Jan. 8. Saturday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 admission. $5 admission to the VIB Lounge Saturday night. Free for grooms on Saturday night. www.

Sunday, Jan. 8 Candlelight vigil against gun violence noon. On the steps of City Hall in Portland and the steps of City Hall in Augusta, Maine Citizens Against Gun Violence along with co-sponsors Family Crisis Services, Maine Council of Churches, Maine Medical Association, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Physicians for Social Responsibility and States United to Prevent Gun Violence will hold a rally. “Concerned citizens across the country will take part in the Too Many Victims National Candlelight Vigil to honor gun violence victims and pledge to save lives. Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization governed by and representing Mainers who are committed to preventing injuries and deaths caused by the excessive proliferation of firearms in our society. MCAHV works to prevent gun violence by raising public awareness and by advocating for personal responsibility, practical legislation, enforcement of laws, and increased manufacturer responsibility.” For more information visit: and

Wolfe’s Neck Woods nature programs 2 p.m. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, located in Freeport, is offering nature programs at 2 p.m. on Sundays through Jan. 29, weather permitting. Starting at the benches at the end of the second parking lot, one-hour-long guided programs may include a walk, short talks, and other activities. No reservations are needed except for group use. The programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11, $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non residents ages 12 – 64; $1.50 for non residents 65 and older; admission is free for those under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older. For more information or to arrange for group visits, please call 865-4465. see next page

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EVENTS CALENDAR––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– day, Jan. 12 and run through Saturday, Jan. 14 at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. “Seen by over 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ is celebrating over 4,000 performances in its tenth smash hit year at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway’s top selling musicals. The current North American Tour has played over 3,700 performances in over 150 cities with 145 repeat visits.” The performance schedule for “Mamma Mia!” at Merrill Auditorium is Thursday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $59 for Portland Ovations Members and $50 to $65 for the general public. To purchase tickets, contact PortTix at 842-0800 or visit the box office window at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets are also available online at

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Monday, Jan. 9 Saint Mary’s Garden Club 11 a.m. “Saint Mary’s Garden Club will be presenting Rhonda Davis, from Harmon and Barton, inspiring us all to create beautiful arrangements to get us through the winter. Open to the public.” The Regional Learning Center at Tidewater Farm, Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Contact: Wilma Sawyer, 781-4889. Fee: $10.

Changes with driver’s education updates 6 p.m. The Secretary of State Office is hosting “Conversations with the Community” regarding the changing of laws, rules and curriculum of driver’s education. These events are opened to the public to hear what they have to say and what they think. The dates and locations are as follows; Monday, Jan. 9, Kennebunk, Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Thursday, Jan. 12, Portland, Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Tuesday, Jan. 17, Bangor, Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Wednesday, Jan. 18, Caribou, Bureau of Motor Vehicles; Thursday, Jan. 19, Calais, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For a complete schedule of “Conversations With the Community,” including addresses to the motor vehicle locations or for information and instructions on joining the discussion via Webinar, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at

Friday, Jan. 13 Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction

Full Moon Nature Walk 7 p.m. At Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary, participants will take part in an exploration of nature at night.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 Colgan’s economic forecast for 2012 7 a.m. “Breakfast with Charlie,” otherwise known as University of Southern Maine Muskie School Professor Charles Colgan’s economic forecast for 2012, is scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. The public is invited to attend this free presentation, but must reserve a seat by visiting http:// or calling 780-4714. USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Bedford Street, Portland. Some 350 or more members of the business community are expected. Hannaford Lecture Hall is part of USM’s Joel and Linda Abromson Community Education Center. Free parking will be available in the attached garage.

Historic Maine Storms 1:30 p.m. Falmouth Historical Society. “Meteorologist Joe Cupo, a member of WCSH Channel 6 News Center team, will discuss historic Maine storms. Joe enjoys studying history and especially how weather has played a role in historic events. Join us for this exciting presentation and hear about FHS future events while you enjoy the refreshments. Parking is on Blueberry Lane.” OceanView Community Room, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth.

Film screening of ‘Dragonslayer’ 7:30 p.m. “‘Dragonslayer’ documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California in the aftermath of America’s economic collapse. Taking the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of broken homes, abandoned swimming pools and stray glimpses of unusual beauty, ‘Dragonslayer’ captures the life and times of Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father, as his endless summer finally collides with the future.” SPACE Gallery,538 Congress St., Portland. Admission $7; $5 for SPACE members.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 MOOSE Droppings Open Mic/Spoken Word meeting 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts members have one thing in common. We are all Enthusiastic about Storytelling!” Every second Wednesday of the month, drop by the Portland Public Library for our Monthly MOOSE Open Mic / Spoken Word Story Telling Event! Adult original and traditional stories 10 minutes or less at the open mic hosted by a different MOOSE Member each month. Open Mic is followed by announcements, a short break with refreshments, and our featured performer. There is a suggested $5 donation. Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Meet the Mayor at SPACE Gallery 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance and Creative Portland are co-hosting a “Meet the Mayor” event for the local arts and cultural community. “Portland’s first elected mayor in 88 years, Mayor Michael Brennan was

Performances of the ABBA-inspired musicial, “Mamma Mia!” begin on Thursday, Jan. 12 and run through Saturday, Jan. 14 at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. (Photo by Joan Marcus) sworn into office on Dec. 6, telling Portlanders: ‘My success will also be your success, and I can only be successful with you.’ Expressing an interest in working across sectors to address community issues, Mayor Brennan also acknowledged the significant value the arts, culture, and creative economy add to the city. This event will provide Portland’s arts and cultural community an opportunity to meet the mayor, hear briefly about his priorities in the months ahead and to ask questions. Information about the hosts and the event can be found at and” Free, all ages.

Maine Center for Creativity workshop 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maine Center for Creativity workshop, Lee Hall in the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine, 34 Bedford St. “Maine Center for Creativity’s Creative Toolbox Series Renowned consultant Dr. David Reibstein will speak on how professionals can identify and act on potentially successful ideas, products and services to help grow their businesses, along with how to avoid potentially unsuccessful ones.”

U.S. Postal Service processing operations consolidation meeting in Brewer 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move mail processing operations from the Eastern Maine Processing and Distribution Facility in Hamden to the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center in Scarborough. The public meeting originally scheduled for Dec. 29 to explain this proposal and to allow public input has been rescheduled for Jan. 11, 2012. The time and location remain the same: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jeff’s Catering, East West Industrial Park, 5 Coffin Ave, Brewer. Anyone who wishes to submit comments in writing can send them to: Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact, Northern New England District, 151 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. All comments must be postmarked Jan. 13, 2012.”

‘God, Holy Scripture and Man’s Church’ 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “St. Augustine of Canterbury Church has announced that it will hold a weekly adult study program titled ‘God, Holy Scripture and Man’s Church.’ The program is an exploration of our relationship with God, the Bible and the development and practice related to Church Tradition. The study is open to everyone and there is no cost. The study group will meet every Wednesday beginning Jan. 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cathedral Pines Chapel, 156 Saco Ave. in Old Orchard Beach. There is plenty of parking available.”

Thursday, Jan. 12 Portland Ovations presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ 8 p.m. The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA comes to Merrill Auditorium. Performances begin on Thurs-

5:30 p.m. Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been added to the Sea Dogs’ lineup of guests for the annual Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction. Valentine joins Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Seattle Mariners pitcher and Maine native Charlie Furbush. The event benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program and will take place at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland. Tickets for the event are $50 and are limited to 300. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hadlock Field Ticket Office, by phone at 879-9500 or online at Everyone who attends will receive a signed 8 X 10 photo of Saltalamacchia. All proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will benefit the official charity of the Portland Sea Dogs’; the Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program. The Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program was established in 1995 to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. For every strikeout that a Sea Dogs’ pitcher throws money is raised through generous pledges of businesses and individuals. For more information on the Strike Out Cancer in Kids Program log onto www.

Free playtimes for children with Autism 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will launch Play our Way, a series of free playtimes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Funded by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine, Play Our Way expands upon previous private playtimes at the Museum by incorporating environmental modifications to make the Museum’s space more accommodating for children on the autism spectrum. These playtimes are free and take place when the Museum & Theatre is closed to the general public. Families will have opportunities to explore exhibits freely surrounded by others who understand their children’s unique behaviors. Free admission for children with autism and their families

‘Force of Nature’ 6:30 p.m. Movies at the Museum, “Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie,” Portland Museum of Art. Friday, Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. NR.

The Bad Luck Bazaar 7 p.m. “Unlucky you! On Friday the 13th, The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, Pussyfoot Burlesque and Eternal Otter Records proudly present The Bad Luck Bazaar. Beginning with carnival of desires featuring (mis)fortune tellers, kissing booths, and game tables by Nomia Boutique, USM’s Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity and other sex-positive local vendors, the evening escalates into vaudeville theatrics and full-blown burlesque histrionics as the Dishes and company perform alongside musical guests Over A Cardboard Sea and an aerially-fixated Apparatus Dance Theater, eventually leading to a climactic and interactive showdown after which you may require a shower and a 13th hour dance party courtesy of DJ Trozzi, sponsored by Salacious Magazine.” SPACE Gallery. $7 Advance / $9 at the door, 18 plus. www.

Free Watercolor Painting demonstration 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free Watercolor Painting demonstration by Constellation artist Diana Ellis, Learn the basic techniques and materials she uses to create dramatic and vivid paintings! All are welcome. Light refreshments served.

Saturday, Jan. 14 Lucid Stage’s LucidFest 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd. Portland. “Join us to celebrate the New Year! Stop by for a variety of kid’s activities, white elephant sales, raffles and performances including Running with Scissors; Druin Dance Center; puppetry; live music.” General admission is free.

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