Work zones stay in effect on I-295 this weekend Workers gone, but cones remain BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
For travelers on Interstate 295 this holiday weekend, there will be some good news and some bad news. The good news: Over the Memorial Day weekend, from 6 a.m. today through 7 p.m. Tuesday, there will be no construction activity on I-295.
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“When you start to limit the capacity of the busiest road in the state, there are going to be trafﬁc delays.” — Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Transportation The bad news: Long-term lane and ramp closures remain in effect, meaning drivers still need to watch out for cones and barriers where lanes are closed off.
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"Even though basically the projects will shut down over the holiday weekend ... any lane closures that are in effect currently will exist over the weekend," said Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Transportation. The freeway job consists of "periodic maintenance on highway infrastructure," Latti said, which includes repaving, safety improvements such as new guardrails, improved drainage and culvert work. "It is pretty extensive, but it is something we need see FREEWAY page 3
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Salt instructors quit Documentary school plans to stay open, hire new staff for next year BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
In October 2010, workers install a new sign on the facade of Salt Institute, a school in Portland offering semester intensive programs in documentary writing, radio and photography. Salt Institute also exhibits documentary work in its gallery and hosts documentary-related events in its auditorium. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
At least three of the four full-time instructors at Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland have resigned, school officials confirmed yesterday. However, the school is expected to remain open next year and is in the process of hiring new instructors,
Salt board member Mike Cardente said. “Salt is going to continue to operate, and all the plans are in order for next semester,” he said. “It seems like it’s going to be a good year.” In an email, Salt executive director Donna Galluzzo confirmed that “a number of Salt instructors have see SALT page 6
Study: State bike-friendly, but lacking enforcement Asst. police chief says ofﬁcers must prioritize, use judgment BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Maine might be the second most bike-friendly state in the nation, but it’s not very strict when it comes to enforcing bike safety laws, a study released this week finds. The annual rankings, released by The League of American Bicyclists, placed Maine behind only Washington state in the list of bike-friendliness. However, in reviewing for the first time the performance of states see BIKES page 8
A cyclist rides west on Congress Street Thursday afternoon, an illegal maneuver according to state bike laws, which state that cyclists should ride with, not against, the ﬂow of trafﬁc. Maine was recently ranked the second bike-friendliest state in the country, but received a grade of “F” in the category of enforcement. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)
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Workplace may be cause of rise in obesity
(NY Times) — Looking beyond poor eating habits and a couch-potato lifestyle, a group of researchers has found a new culprit in the obesity epidemic: the American workplace. A sweeping review of shifts in the labor force since 1960 suggests that a sizable portion of the national weight gain can be explained by declining physical activity during the workday. Jobs requiring moderate physical activity, which accounted for 50 percent of the labor market in 1960, have plummeted to just 20 percent. The remaining 80 percent of jobs, the researchers report, are sedentary or require only light activity. The shift translates to an average decline of 120 to 140 calories a day in physical activity, closely matching the nation’s steady weight gain over the past five decades, according to the report, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One. Today, an estimated one in three Americans are obese. Researchers caution that workplace physical activity most likely accounts for only one piece of the obesity puzzle, and that diet, lifestyle and genetics all play important roles.
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Belgrade on Thursday, giving few details. Televised images showed Mr. Mladic from behind, shuffling unsteadily into a Belgrade courtroom. Serbian news reports said that Mr. Mladic, now 68, had been living under the name of Milorad Komadic and that he was captured in the small farming town of Lazarevo in Vojvodina, the Serbian prov-
ince north of Belgrade, after authorities received a tip that the man known as Komadic resembled Mr. Mladic and had identification documents with that name. Witnesses said he was not wearing a beard or any disguise, but had aged considerably, appearing older and thinner than the stout, selfassured professional soldier last seen in public in 2006.
Missouri ofﬁcials release list of missing JOPLIN, Mo. (NY Times) — The number of people missing after a tornado devastated this city has been reduced to 232 from about 1,500, officials said Thursday, as firefighters continued to work their way through mounds of broken concrete and twisted metal that were once homes and shops but that may now be concealing dozens of bodies, four days after the tornado touched down here. The list of the missing — which was released Thursday — was narrowed down and complied, officials said, by using records from temporary
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Judge strikes down Wis. law curbing unions (NY Times) — Ruling that Republicans in the State Senate had violated the state’s open meetings law, a judge in Wisconsin dealt a blow to them and to Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday by granting a permanent injunction striking down a new law curbing collective bargaining rights for many state and local employees. Judge Maryann Sumi of Dane County Circuit Court said the Senate vote on March 9, coming after 13 Democratic state senators had fled the state, failed to comply with an open meetings law requiring at least two hours notice to the public. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on June 6 , and Republican lawmakers are hoping that the court overturns Judge Sumi’s ruling and reinstates the law. The State Senate could choose simply to pass the bill again while assuring proper notice. But some political experts say there might be some obstacles to reenacting the vote because some Democrats could conceivably flee the state again, and some Republican Senators are frightened about pending recall elections.
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last year and tried to improve on things, and one thing that we're doing is shorter work zone areas ... and trying to alert drivers earlier of work zones," he said. "Once this project is done, we'll have really rehabilitated the entire length of 295, which runs from Scarborough up to Gardiner," Latti said. From now through the summer, however, drivers will need to slow down and watch for lane closures and construction activity, officials warned. State transportation officials also advise drivers to expect delays or take the Maine Turnpike for those not planning on stopping in Portland. Mostly, be patient. "When you start to limit the capacity of the busiest road in the state, there are going to be traffic delays," Latti warned.
At 10:30 a.m. Monday, the city of Portland and the Harold T. Andrews Post 17 of the American Legion will sponsor a Memorial Day Parade starting at Longfellow Square on Congress Street and progressing along to Monument Square, the city reported Thursday. Guest speakers include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree; City Councilor Cheryl Leeman, also a representative of U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe; Cheverus High School President and Parade Chaplain Father William Campbell; and Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones. The Maine Center for the Deaf will provide interpreter services. Following the speeches, the event will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony at the monument. Portland Police Department Color Guard and the Portland Fire Department Color Guard will be marching as well as the Portland and Deering High School band, the AMVETS Post 25 Color Guard, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America and much more. Military aircraft sponsored by the U.S. Air Force have scheduled a flyover at 10:45 a.m. — Daily Sun
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In wake of natural disasters, Red Cross needs help of Mainers Editor, Mainers, America needs your help. A recordbreaking spring storm season has decimated entire towns and devastated countless lives. The American Red Cross has launched 29 separate relief operations in 22 states since March 31. Wildfires in Texas, flooding along swollen rivers and the seemingly constant rash of angry tornadoes have led to the deployment of over 9,100 American Red Cross volunteers from all 50 states – including over 20 volunteers and counting from Maine – to help those in need. Whether it is the tsunami in Japan or the earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross aids anyone around the world who needs it. The devastation brought by the most recent spring storms has occurred right in our backyard and the response will cost the American Red Cross an estimated $41 million. As we know, Mainers are not immune to disaster. Floods in Ft. Kent, tornadoes and ice storms across the state, and fires on a daily basis have impacted the lives of countless Mainers, and you continue to demonstrate your willingness to help a neighbor in need. Our neighbors need your helping hand once again. Since the beginning of April, the American Red Cross has served more than 2.1 million meals and snacks, and distributed over 1.1 million items like tarps and work gloves to help people in need as a result of the spring storms. There is more to be done. Mainers, America needs you now. Please support disaster relief and your American Red Cross. To learn more, go to www.maineredcross.org or call (207) 874-1192. Dave Thompson CEO, Maine Red Cross
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MaineHealth’s not for profit, except when they are MaineHealth gave me a great idea today. I own a two-family home here in town. With the costs associated with owning a 100-year-old home, taxes, the ever increasing cost to heat the place, and the “mysterious” increase in the power bill since the switch to the new meters, I’ve been operating at a break even point for the last year or so. Now, with acting city manager Pat Finnigan’s budget that after a token cut by the council imposes a 2 percent tax increase for Portlanders who have the audacity to own an eighth of an acre in the middle of the city, I’ve been put over the edge — I’ll no longer make a profit on my little apartment house. So, the logical next step is to file my 501-3c papers and become a nonprofit organization. I’ll immediately turn the house over to my new nonprofit. It will get the car, too. If I could sign myself over to it, I would as well because it seems that’s the only way to get tax relief in Portland. MaineHealth just finished making over the old Sears Roebuck building down on Free Street. They did such a great job
Jeffrey S. Spofford ––––– Ayuh! that the refurbishing increased the tax value of the building. It looks so fabulous and we should all be thankful that they have taken an old blighted building and given it a sprucing-up. So thankful, in fact, that we should all do something for them. How about giving them one hundred thousand dollars! They deserve it, and after all, they’re not for profit. Well, at least they’re not making a profit on ALL the floors of the building. See, the new MaineHealth building has a few floors within that are their profit centers. They’ll have us believe that these subsidiaries have nothing to do with the company’s main focus, the profit areas are walled off and the workers are levitated to the second floor profit center on their way to work and sent down exterior chutes at the end of the day. This way, profit types
have no contact with the not-forprofit do-gooders on the first floor. So MaineHealth wants a tax break on the parts of the building where non-profit work is being performed and it looks like they’ll get it, too. See, the laws over the years have migrated from wording to protect “us,” to wording that benefits “them.” So now we’re to the point that when a corporation (them) wants to grab a little more profit, ahem, I mean, more money to pay their executives millions, they’re probably going to get it. John Anton, the only person on the city council that speaks and votes for the “us” crowd gets it right when he says it’s not right and the law should be changed. But it won’t be. They have a lot more money left over from all that profit they’re not making to pay people to camp out in Augusta and make sure of it. The last check I wrote to my lobbyist bounced. And there will be no cut in services to MaineHealth or their precious Medical Center in the West End. We’ll still plow the roads around it in the winter and repair them in the warmer months. see SPOFFORD page 5
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Women on trial Shame on The New York lishing the fact of a sexual act. Times. In that case, the only defense A housekeeper gets pregavailable to Strauss-Kahn is to nant by the famous and powerplace the blame on a promisful man for whom she works. cuous maid who would have For 10 years, she continues to sex with a strange old man work in the home and never before cleaning the toilet in the says a word. After 20 years of next room. Nuts and sluts. No service, she retires and buys a wonder she is afraid her life house 100 miles away to raise will never be the same. her son. “It is part of a fascination ––––– Now that house is surwith the man,” Suzanne GoldCreators rounded by reporters. berg, director of the Center for Syndicate The New York Times, in a Gender and Sexuality Law at story on Thursday, insisted Columbia University, told The that its policy was not to name New York Times. “What sort of the person in such situations. But that woman could this powerful man have isn’t really true; they just don’t go first. been attracted to?” If somebody else decides to destroy the I have enormous respect for Goldberg, privacy of a housekeeper — say, a blogbut in my judgment, this has nothing to ger or TMZ — then the Times will pubdo with the sort of woman a powerful lish the name (and even print a picture man is attracted to. Was the head of the of her house) as long as they can conIMF really attracted to the maid cleanfirm its accuracy. ing his room? Was Arnold SchwarzenegSince when does The New York Times ger really attracted to the housekeeper base its editorial decisions on what who cleaned his home? Or did they see TMZ does? these women as powerless and vulnerThis is exactly what happened in the able, as women who could be used and William Kennedy Smith case, but it was (at least in the case of Strauss-Kahn) NBC who did it first, and The New York discarded like toilet paper on the way Times, like any competitive toddler, folout the door? lowed right behind. Both of these men, need I point out, Not surprisingly, the woman is being are married to beautiful, intelligent blamed for that, too. After all, why and accomplished women. They travel didn’t she know enough to take down in the kind of circles where they meet her MySpace account, which included plenty of beautiful women they could pictures of her son and her (now being have sex with, without committing a reprinted on various Internet sites)? crime or humiliating their family. Now his life will never be the same, Our system of justice presumes innoeither. cence not because that is the likely Maybe she had never before been the truth, but because it is fair. If the proscenter of a media frenzy. ecutors of the Manhattan sex crimes The maid who was allegedly assaulted unit and the judge who presided at the and forced to perform oral sex on IMF bail hearing didn’t believe the maid’s chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is not account, Strauss-Kahn wouldn’t be at faring much better. While The New York Rikers Island. If what she said is true, Times has not published her name yet, it has nothing to do with attraction. French media have — and I suppose Sexual assault is a crime of violence, not if I spent five minutes online I could sex. It has more to do with vulnerability find it. But her life is being destroyed than good looks. anyway. She can’t go home because it is As for Arnold, he announced Thurssurrounded by reporters. She can’t go day that he is putting all new film projback to work because the hotel is also ects on hold. But the Hollywood buzz is swarming with reporters. that he’ll be back, that this is unlikely to She is a 32-year-old widowed immihave any impact on his return to movie grant with a 15-year-old daughter she star status. Maybe so. But his family, hasn’t been able to see in days. She was including the housekeeper and her son, cleaning hotel rooms. The very notion almost certainly will pay the price. — now being aggressively pushed by his lawyers — that this was consensual (To find out more about Susan Estrich sex almost certainly means there is visit the Creators Syndicate website at forensic evidence (such as DNA) estabwww.creators.com.)
Let’s all ﬁle for nonproﬁt status SPOFFORD from page 4
Maybe we’ll use a little less salt on the ice, but I doubt it. MaineHealth claims the service they provide to the community more than makes up for the tax cut they’ll receive for their headquarters. Perhaps, but it seems to me that a Portlander pays the same for a hospitalization as does a person from Gorham. The only difference is the guy from Gorham isn’t sweeping the street outside the hospital. That’s why they should pay up. But instead they are going to take
advantage of a law they probably helped pen and take just a little bit more from you and I. So join me at a law office near you and file for nonprofit status. This way we can ask for OUR tax break. You might even consider using Pierce Atwood after their move down to Merrill’s Wharf. That way you can enjoy the view of Casco Bay we paid for while you’re filling out the paperwork. (Jeffrey S. Spofford is the circulation manager for The Portland Daily Sun. His column appears Fridays.)
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Salt, which formed in 1973 in Kennebunk, offers documentary studies Writing instructor Melissa Falcon did not immediately return an email about her status with the school. Rosenthal, who teaches the radio program, and Jennifer Smith-Mayo, who teaches approaches and issues, also did not respond to emails. Galluzzo said she has already begun the process of finding replacements, and that interest in the positions has been high. “We've already had a lot of interest and inquiries about positions that we have open, and it's a great opportunity for Salt to welcome new people to the institute,” she said. Salt, which formed in 1973 in Kennebunk, offers 15-week programs for undergraduate and graduate students that focus on writing, photography and radio documentaries. More than 700 students have attended the school in that time, according to its website. Tuition for the fall 2011 semester costs $9,600.
SALT from page one
resigned” from school, which focuses on documentary storytelling from classrooms on Congress Street. “We will certainly miss them, and we are also excited for the new career opportunities that await them,” Galluzzo said. It’s not clear how many instructors left, if they left en masse, or if it was simply a coincidence. Galluzzo did not return a voicemail message seeking additional information. Cardente, a commercial real estate developer who sits on Salt’s board, said yesterday that at least three of four instructors resigned. “My understanding, according to the instructors that have left, is that they are off to do their own freelance kind of work,” he said in a telephone interview. “They have all done a great job for Salt, and it is sad for everyone to see them go, but you can’t
“We will certainly miss them, and we are also excited for the new career opportunities that await them.” — Salt executive director Donna Galluzzo blame someone for wanting to pursue their own work.” Writer Colin Woodard, a former Salt instructor, first reported the news of the resignations on his blog, “World Wide Woodard.” Woodard reports that “veteran teachers” Rob Rosenthal and Kate Philbrick were among the instructors who left the program. Woodward also reports that all four instructors have resigned. Reached by telephone yesterday, Philbrick said she was in the middle of a class and couldn’t speak with a reporter.
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Group raising money to protect new health insurance law in Maine Maine Heritage Policy Center sent out a mass email this week asking for donations to protect the state’s new health insurance law from a possible people’s veto. In the email blast, MHPC founder W.R. Jackson urged supporters to help combat the “professional Left” should they try to repeal the law through referendum. “A successful People’s Veto campaign requires considerable resources and the professional Left already has an abun-
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Gray man accused of misusing AMVETS funds Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies this week arrested a Gray man accused of misusing nearly $9,000 from a Sons of AMVETS chapter in New Gloucester. Peter R. Bragdon, 32, was arrested at his home without incident on May 22. He is charged with one could of felony theft, a class C crime punishable by five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Bragdon is the former commander of the Sons of AMVETS chapter, and in that capacity he had access to the organization’s funds, Capt. Don Goulet said. Bradgon was arrested and was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $2500.00 cash bail. — Casey Conley
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Assistant police chief: Ofﬁcers often ‘forced to prioritize’ BIKES from page one
“We need to work more closely with law enforcement so they both better understand bicycling laws and have the conﬁdence to enforce them. I think a lot more people would ride correctly if they knew somebody was going to say something.” — Nancy Grant, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine laws to feel comfortable enforcing them. “Sometimes they’re not even sure what the laws are and they don’t want to hassle bicyclists,” she said. John Brooking, founder of the Portland Maine Bicycle Commuting group on social networking site MeetUp. com, echoed Grant’s concern that enforcement suffers due to a lack of familiarly with bike laws within police departments. “Officers have to know what the law says and doesn't say, and we have reason to believe that not all of them do,” said Brooking in an email to the Daily Sun. “In some cases it may just be individual officers, in other cases it may be more endemic in the department.” Brooking said a lack of enforcement can lead to a culture of irresponsibility that further divides cyclists and motorists. “Lack of enforcement of these clear violations is part and parcel of cyclists not viewing themselves as
Ofﬁcials say enforcement of bicycling rules can be tricky. Here, a bicyclist enters trafﬁc on Munjoy Hill in 2009. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)
real drivers of vehicles, which by law they are. And when the cyclists don't see themselves as vehicle drivers, no one else will either,” he wrote. To that end, Grant said the Bicycle Coalition is working to connect with law enforcement, having recently hosted a meeting between the group’s education director and the chiefs of some Maine police departments. “We want to have a really cooperative relationship with law enforcement,” she said. Portland assistant police chief Mike Sauschuck said that bike enforcement is “certainly on the radar,” for the department’s officers, but they are often “forced to prioritize” violations. “It really comes down to a hope on our part that people will voluntarily comply with the law,” said Sauschuck. “If we see infractions occur, we take complaints for bicyclists or motorists, [but] there are bunch of different levels of officer discretion.” Sauschuck said that in addition to being a low priority, bike-related violations are often difficult to follow up on. “If you’re sitting three cars back and a bike works its way through the red light, is an officer going to use lights and sirens to address that? Probably
not,” he said. An avid cyclist who does a lot of riding in the city, Grant said that cycling scofflaws represent a small part of the local bike community, and are often just uninformed. “I think the vast majority of the riders who aren’t obeying the rules either simply don't know or don't follow any rules anywhere,” she said. City Councilor Dave Marshall, a member of the Portland Transportation Committee and a bike commuter, said that while there are already rules on the books governing bike safety, “we could certainly use more enforcement.” “It could probably go a long way towards getting other bicyclists to comply with the rules,” Marshall said, who like Grant, acknowledges that a small percentage of the city’s cycling populace account for a majority of the violations. Most of the bicycle-related discussion coming out of the city's Transportation Committee has been in regards to infrastructure improvements, said Marshall, who suggested that further education might make an increased focus on enforcement unnecessary. see ENFORCEMENT page 12
in six distinct areas, Maine received an “F” in the category of enforcement. The state’s overall grade on the study was a “B”, with the state excelling in legislation, education and encouragement, and infrastructure, evaluation and planning. Many in the local and statewide bicycling community acknowledge a lack of such enforcement both on the driver and cyclist side of the equation, and suggest that a lack of police familiarity with cycling law could be partially to blame. “I do think it is the area we are the weakest in," said Nancy Grant, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and a Portland resident. "We need to work more closely with law enforcement so they both better understand bicycling laws and have the confidence to enforce them. I think a lot more people would ride correctly if they knew somebody was going to say something.” Laws governing bicycling in Maine are laid out in Title 29-A of state law and require cyclists to ride with the flow of traffic and as far to the right as practicable when slower than other traffic, stay off sidewalks, use hand signals and use lights and reflectors for nighttime riding. Bicyclists cannot convey more people than a bike is designed to carry, and those 16 and under must wear helmets at all times. Grant said that Portland Police are often not familiar enough with cycling
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Bayside recycling lot experiencing a litter problem
City public works employees Craig Pyy and Keith Forest load a couch dumped at the Bayside recycling lot into a city trash truck Tuesday. Trash dumping at the site is an increasing problem that now requires the city to perform clean-up of the lot daily. Pyy says locking the area overnight has helped but because the site is left largely unmonitored, the dumping continues, adding, “Weekends are the worst.” (JEFFREY S. SPOFFORD PHOTO)
ABOVE: Portland Public Services workers are shown in a construction zone beyond the Bayside snow pile, near the recycling lot, where wind-blown trash can be seen on the pile’s perimeter. Recent warm weather has largely melted the pile of snow, which accumulated from winter plowing and snow removal, but the garbage remains. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have the key to making money. Instead of merely learning what to do or going through the motions that someone has laid out for you, you take the exact actions that will produce value for others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There will be people around you who know more and have more success in a certain area. You have more knowledge and expertise in an entirely different realm. So think of yourself as an equal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your personal power increases at your will. “Keep your chin up” is not merely a metaphor; it’s a physical suggestion that will change the way people treat you today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your ﬁrst impulse is usually a generous one, but be careful today not to over-give. You could create an unhelpful dependency. Opt to teach others what you know instead of doing it for them. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A relationship may feel stagnant, but that’s about to change as you ask yourself a magic question: “How can I truly make this person’s life better?” Your musings will produce solutions. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 27). You are so attractive, in part because you seize opportunities to improve yourself and radiate happiness. Your community involvement increases in the months to come. You have something to sell, and you’ll bring in more than anticipated for it. A spiritual calling will lead to adventure. August and September are romantic. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 10, 2, 38 and 4.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have strong feelings for someone, though you don’t have them all the time -- only when you let yourself. Today, when you are near this person, everything seems luminous. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You want to be appreciated for the full range of who you are. But there’s so much to you that some people won’t be able to understand. So you’ll cultivate friendships with many different people. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It seems that everyone around you wants to be bigger than life and famous for it. You don’t. You are truly wise, realizing that the ordinary life-sized life is the perfect size to live in an extraordinarily beautiful way. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are big events on the horizon. The special dates are to be celebrated in particular ways, and it will all require a great deal of organization on your behalf. Make preparations. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You arrived at this place because you dreamed about it. Some of the dreams were what you wanted, and some were what you didn’t want. The two kinds have collided to create this current reality. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to sample everything to know what you like and don’t like. You’re intuitive, and you get a sense about things before you dive in completely. So don’t let anyone pressure you. Believe in your subconscious leanings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll meet someone who is aligned with your values and principles -- a new and true friend. Not every true friend is this much like you. There are people you love with whom you have far less in common.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, May 27, the 147th day of 2011. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 27, 1941, amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an “unlimited national emergency” during a radio address from the White House. The British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France, with a loss of some 2,000 lives, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood. On this date: In 1861, Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting as a federal circuit court judge in Baltimore, ruled that President Abraham Lincoln lacked the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus (Lincoln disregarded the ruling). In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis, Mo., and East St. Louis, Ill. In 1935, the Supreme Court struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act. In 1936, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage to New York. In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrian traffic (vehicular traffic began crossing the bridge the next day). In 1985, in Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997. In 1993, five people were killed in a bombing at the Uffizi (oo-FEET’-zee) museum of art in Florence, Italy. One year ago: On the defensive more than five weeks into the nation’s worst-ever oil spill, President Barack Obama insisted his administration, not oil giant BP, was calling the shots in the still-unsuccessful response. Today’s Birthdays: Dolores Hope (widow of Bob Hope) is 102. Actor Christopher Lee is 89. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 88. Actress Lee Meriwether is 76. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 76. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 75. Country singer Don Williams is 72. Actor Bruce Weitz is 68. Singer Cilla Black is 68. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 66. Singer-actress Dee Dee Bridgewater is 61. Actor Richard Schiff is 56. Singer Siouxsie Sioux is 54. Rock singermusician Neil Finn (The Finn Brothers) is 53. Actress Peri Gilpin is 50. Actress Cathy Silvers is 50. Comedian Adam Carolla is 47. Actor Todd Bridges is 46. Rock musician Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) is 45. Actor Dondre Whitfield is 42. Actor Paul Bettany is 40. Rock singer-musician Brian Desveaux (Nine Days) is 40. Country singer Jace Everett is 39. Actor Jack McBrayer is 38. Rapper Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 36. Rapper Jadakiss is 36. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 36. Alt-country singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson is 35. Actor Michael Steger is 31. Actorsinger Chris Colfer (TV: “Glee”) is 21.
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Bike shop owner: ‘It’s important that the law goes both ways’ ENFORCEMENT from page 8
“It’s certainly worth putting some attention on enforcing the rules, but you also want to educate the public about what the rules are,” he said. Josh Cridler, owner of local bike retail and repair shop Portland Velocipede, said that an increased focus on enforcement could go a long way in strengthening the relationship between the cyclist and motorist who share the city’s streets. “It would get cars to realize that it’s going both ways. I think that when just cars are getting pulled over and see a bike not following a law, that gets people more angry about bicycles on the road,” said Cridler. “It’s important that the law goes both ways, if one party sees the other party following the rules, everybody falls into suit.” But Brooking said there could be some real resistance to more stringent enforcement. “The question
for more enforcement regarding bicycle related laws is a sticky one for cyclists. Many are content to leave well enough alone, fearing that pushing for more enforcement generally will result in more harassment about assertive lane position than about real violations such as red light adherence and night visibility,” he wrote. While they all agree the city could beef up its enforcement efforts, none of those interviewed supported the idea of forcing bicyclists to be registered and licensed through the city, an idea recently floated by a state Assemblyman in the New York City borough of Queens. Two bills introduced by Michael G. DenDekker would have required commercial cyclists to pay a $50 registration fee and all other cyclists to pay a $25 registration fee. The measure was in response to a number of complaints DenDekker said he received from constituents, who complained that unsafe
cyclists were not being held accountable. “Constituents were complaining that if a bike is involved in any incident and they ride away, there is no way to identify them,” DenDekker told the New York Times. “I think it would hurt the perception of our bike friendliness,” said Grant about this idea. “Other states in the country have tried the registration requirement and they’ve all abandoned it because it’s so hard to enforce and the fees that are generated end up being less than the cost of administering the registration program,” she said. “We would rather have enforcement groups working on safety than whether people have paid a fee or not,” she said. Sauschuck said that while he would be open to a discussion about stricter enforcement and the potential for registration, “at this point, I don’t think we are there.”
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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: I am in an awkward social situation. My 3-year-old daughter and I were invited to join a group of moms and children at a local park. At ﬁrst, it was great, but now the other mothers have decided they don’t like me. They don’t say it to my face, and they aren’t obviously rude, but they mostly ignore me when I speak, and if they do respond, their answers are curt. I have tried being extra nice, but I am still treated like an outcast. My daughter loves playing with the children in this group, and since she doesn’t get a lot of social interaction, I do not want to take these friendships away from her. I have considered sitting at a different table, but I’m afraid the other mothers will think me rude and will then forbid their children from playing with mine or treat my daughter unfairly. I know if I tell them I feel I’m being treated poorly, they will deny it. I am not the ﬁrst person they have kicked out of the group. What do I do? -- Socially Inept Dear Inept: That crowd sounds like high-school mean girls who never outgrew their cliquishness. We strongly recommend you ﬁnd a substitute playgroup that gets together at another time or in a different location. Your daughter is young enough to get over the loss of these friendships if you don’t make a big deal out of it, and she will make new friends. Meanwhile, continue to be nice until you can extricate yourself. Dear Annie: I am in need of wedding etiquette advice. Both my ﬁance and I are entering the Army after we marry, although we aren’t sure exactly when. We do not wish to receive gifts because neither of us has storage space, nor can we afford to rent it. When we enter the military, we will be
gone for six weeks of basic training and another six months for advanced individual training. Obviously, we would ﬁnd it much more practical to receive money. Is there any way to ask our guests for cash instead of gifts? Could we ask them to send gifts at a later date when we return from training? We considered renewing our vows in a year and getting gifts then. What do you think? -- Future Army Bride and Soldier Dear Future Bride: People are going to get you gifts regardless of what you want them to do. It is impolite to tell guests to give you money, but you can ask your parents and friends to spread the word. To be on the safe side, you also should register at a store where you can return the gifts and get cash or credit. And while we aren’t particularly in favor of them, popular registries also include intangibles, such as honeymoons and house down payments. Regardless of what your guests choose to give, we hope you will show appropriate appreciation in your thank-you note. Congratulations and best wishes. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Maria in Texas,” who fears abusing her child. She should contact Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ascasupport.org) to begin the process of healing the damage caused by being an abused child, which will then stop her from abusing her own children. I was in that same repetitive trap 28 years ago. The group therapy at ASCA is life changing and lifesaving. Please recommend this to those who ﬁnd themselves repeating what was done to them as children. -- Pennsylvania Dear Pennsylvania: Thank you for providing this resource to our readers. It will surely help.
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Maine High School Ultimate [Frisbee] League
5 p.m. The ﬁrst “Art Walk Lewiston Auburn” will transform the downtown areas of Lewiston and Auburn into art districts for the evening. The Art Walk, which will be taking place once monthly from May to September, is an independent grassroots endeavor by community members, artists, and local businesses who want to celebrate the extraordinary talent of visual artists in Lewiston Auburn and around Maine. Visit www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com or email Team@ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com.
3 p.m. The Maine High School Ultimate [Frisbee] League, now in its third year, will conclude its 2011 season with the State Championships on Sunday, May 29 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. Up from eight teams in 2010, the 2011 season saw 16 teams, including Casco Bay High School, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Deering, Falmouth, Freeport, Fryeburg Academy, Long Creek (AR Gould), Merriconeag Waldorf School, South Portland and Yarmouth. Teams in the Northern Division included Bangor, Belfast and Camden Hills. The Maine High School Ultimate League is sanctioned by USA Ultimate, formerly the Ultimate Players Association (UPA), based in Boulder, Colo. The UPA was founded in 1979 as a player-run, not-for-proﬁt organization that serves as the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the U.S. USA Ultimate sanctions youth, high school, college and club competition across the country, including sectional, regional and national championships each year. Visit www.usaultimate.org. http://www.maineultimate. com/team-schedules
‘Circo’ screened at the PMA
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Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village opens 10 a.m. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester, will open for the 2011 season. The traditional Memorial Day Weekend opening will feature museum tours, the special major exhibit “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010,” Nature hikes and a spinning demonstration by R & R Spinners. www.shaker.lib.me.us, 926-4597.
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6:30 p.m. “Circo” screening at the Portland Museum of Art. Friday, May 27, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. “Gorgeously ﬁlmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, ‘Circo’ follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conﬂict.”
Mayo Street Arts presents ‘Eat Write’ 7 p.m. “Eat Write,” nourishment for mouth and mind, performances and Readings by delectable Acorn Productions actors Paul Haley, Michael Howard and April Singley and Poetess Annie Finch. Dinner and a wine-tasting competition; co-hosted by Megan Grumbling and WMPG’S Zack Barowitz. 10 Mayo St. $5-$10 suggested donation. http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar
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Monday, May 30 Arboretum Plant Sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arboretum Plant Sale at 114 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Locally grown trees, shrubs and perennials from Old Ocean House Farms and from an extensive waterfront landscape in Scarborough. Sale proceeds will beneﬁt the Arboretum at Fort Williams Park, a project that will control invasive plants, demonstrate sustainable landscaping and improve the trail system at the Park. Old Ocean House Farms is part of the Cape Elizabeth Farm Alliance, which is dedicated to preserving local agricultural properties. Mary Hodgkin at email@example.com, 767-5692. http://www.fortwilliams.org/arboretum.html
8 p.m. Written and performed by Bill Bowers, directed by and developed with Martha Banta at Lucid Stage, May 27 and May 28. Tickets $15; $12 Student/Senior. A native of Montana, Bill Bowers became a student of mime and personal expres“Join us for this fun and unﬂinching look at the life and sion. His extensive training and heartfelt personal style of acting and pantomime mimes of performer Bill Bowers. From his days playing have led him on a incredible journey from regional stage to tours, television, ﬁlm, and with his Barbie dolls in his backyard in Montana to his even Broadway. Bowers will perform at Lucid Stage in Portland today and Saturday, training with world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau, Bill May 27 and 28. (COURTESY PHOTO) has observed the incredible power that silence can wieldessence of Spirit is within each and every one of us, and our whether onstage, between family members, among neighbors, Memorial Day parade in Portland aim is to create a safe and sacred space for each person or when we are alone.” 10:30 a.m. The city of Portland and the Harold T. Andrews to explore their own perception of Spirituality. UCSL offers Post 17, American Legion, will sponsor a Memorial Day weekly gatherings that are informative, creative, interacSaturday, May 28 Parade. The parade will begin at Longfellow Square on tive, and sometimes ceremonial followed by fellowship. Congress Street and progress along the street ending at We hope you will come join us for our alternative services Monument Square. Guest speakers include CongressTate House Museum Herb Sale known as Sacred Living Gatherings.” Sundays from 10 a.m. woman Chellie Pingree, City Councilor and Representa8 a.m. to noon. The Tate House Museum announced its to 11 a.m. at the Williston-West Church, Memorial Hall (2nd tive of Senator Olympia Snowe Cheryl Leeman, Cheverus upcoming Herb Sale to be held on the grounds of Tate House ﬂoor), 32 Thomas St. Portland. For more information call High School President and Parade Chaplain Father William Museum. There will be a selection of perennials and herbs 221-0727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Campbell and City of Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones. available for purchase. Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook Southern Maine Community College The Maine Center for the Deaf will provide interpreter serSt., Portland (Stroudwater). 774-6177. www.tatehouse.org commencement at the Civic Center in Portland vices. Following the speeches, the event will conclude with Friends of Evergreen 20th Birthday Party 2 p.m. The largest graduating class in the 64-year history of a wreath laying ceremony at the monument. Portland Police 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to a morning full of free Southern Maine Community College will join together with Department Color Guard and the Portland Fire Department events including the unveiling of the new Visitors Sign by Mayor faculty and staff for commencement exercises. Nine-hunColor Guard will be marching as well as the Portland and Nicholas Mavodones Jr. The Visitor’s Signs are adjacent to dred and fourteen students will receive diplomas at the cerDeering High School band, the AMVETS Post 25 Color the Evergreen Cemetery ofﬁce, at 672 Stevens Ave. They are emony in the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. Guard, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America ﬁlled with historic and environmental facts, points of interest, The commencement speaker will be retiring SMCC Presiand much more. Military aircraft sponsored by the U.S. Air photographs, and a detailed guide map. “The Friends of dent, Dr. James O. Ortiz. Ortiz will retire on July 29. Ortiz Force have scheduled a ﬂyover at 10:45 a.m. Speaking and Evergreen want to thank the Quimby Foundation for their became president of what was then Southern Maine Techwreath laying ceremony at Monument Square at 11 a.m. generous support. We also thank City of Portland Public nical College in February of 2002. Under his leadership, the Military Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field Services Department, Portland Trails, and Maine Audubon for college transitioned to a comprehensive community colnoon. The Portland Sea Dogs have partnered with the their involvement. 9 a.m. Herb walk with Corinne Martin. Meet lege and became the fastest growing community college United States Department of Veterans Affairs to host Miliat the Cemetery Ofﬁce. 10 a.m. Visitor’s Signs unveiling and in New England, tripling its growth between 2002 and the tary Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field on Memorial Day; ribbon cutting with Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, Jr. Meet at fall of 2010. Over the past several years, Dr. Ortiz has laid Monday, May 30 when the Sea Dogs take on the Trenton the Cemetery Ofﬁce. 10:30 a.m. Civil War walking tour with the groundwork for SMCC’s new Midcoast Campus at the Thunder (New York Yankees) at 1 p.m. Members of the Janet Morelli and David Little. Meet at the Cemetery Ofﬁce. former Brunswick Naval Air Station. SMCC’s 2011 gradumilitary and veterans along with their immediate family noon. Birthday cake and live music by John Dana at Wilde ates include 16-year-old Rachel Champoux and 83-yearmembers are eligible for free tickets to the game thanks to Memorial Chapel. old, Robert Witham — the youngest and oldest students Operation Homefront and the VA Maine Healthcare System. UMC Public Bean Supper ever to graduate from SMCC. Students will receive degrees Military personnel and veterans may reserve their compli4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traditional Elm Street UMC Public Bean in over 40 different programs ranging from health sciences mentary tickets to the game by logging on to Joint SerSupper, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., and technical programs to liberal studies and business. vice Support (JSS) at www.jointservicesupport.org. Once South Portland. Beans, hot dogs, casseroles and pies. Witham was enrolled in one of the ﬁrst classes at Maine logged in, search for the Memorial Day Baseball Game, Suggested donation: Adults $8, under 12: $4, family: $20. Vocational Technical Institute when he returned from World complete the form and tickets can be picked-up at the ballwww.elmstreetumc.org War II. Jewett Hall, Howe Hall and Slocum Road on the park on game day at the Veterans booth. Please contact SMCC campus were named for his instructors. He will the Military Family Assistance Center at 1-888-365-9287 receive an associates degree in Applied Technology in InteSunday, May 29 with any questions or problems. Limited tickets are availgrated Manufacturing at graduation on Sunday. Champoux able and will be distributed on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst serve basis. started taking classes at a local university when she was 12 The Sea Dogs will host an autograph session for military years old. Having been homeschooled, she was not used Unity Center for Sacred Living personnel in the outﬁeld prior to the game from noon to to the large class size she found there. When she was ready 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Unity Center for Sacred Living, “an 12:20 p.m. In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the team to enroll in college full-time she looked for a place that was open, interfaith, Oneness oriented Spiritual Community ... will wear camouﬂage caps for the game. close to home with the smaller class size she desired. She here to evolve consciousness through what we call The see next page enrolled at SMCC at the age of 14. New Spirituality,” is holding services. “We know that the
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Water Street in Bangor. A June 7 session will take place at the KeyBank branch at 400 Forest Ave. in Portland. All of the sessions will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.mainesbdc.org.
Tuesday, May 31 MOFGA Farm Training Project at Broadturn Farm in Scarborough
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5 p.m. Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association’s 2011 Farm Training Project (FTP) Workshop Series. The 2011 season will kick off with workshops on Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management. There will be two offerings of this workshop — ﬁrst on Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, and second on Wednesday, June 1 at 5 p.m. at Village Farm in Freedom. The FTP workshops are designed for and targeted to participants in MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program, but are free and open to anyone interested. They are intended to give apprentices and other young, beginning, and aspiring farmers the chance to visit other farms, learn from farmers about their areas of expertise, and socialize with peers. The workshops follow an informal format. They generally begin in the late afternoon with a farm tour, followed by a presentation and demonstration on the topic of the day. Participants are then invited to stay for a potluck supper and discussion bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share. For more information about or directions to any of the workshops, or to get yourself on a reminder mailing list, email April or call 568-4142.
7 p.m. The Old Orchard Beach charter commission is having a public hearing on the proposed charter. There is a synopsis of the charter changes available at town hall. 1 Portland Avenue, Old Orchard Beach. http://www. oobmaine.com/Pages/OldOrchardBeachME_BComm/ chartercom
Portland’s Public Schools spring concerts 7 p.m. Family members, friends and other area residents are invited to attend the following concerts in Portland’s public schools: Lyman Moore Middle School: June 1, 7 p.m., Moore cafeteria. King Middle School: June 2, 7 p.m., King cafetorium. King Bridge Festival: June 6, 12 to 8 p.m., Deering Oaks bandstand. (Rain location is King Middle School cafetorium.) See details at www.bridgemusicfestival.org. Fifth grade after-school orchestra concert: June 6, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym. Lincoln Middle School: June 7, 7 p.m., Lincoln gym. Elementary band and strings concert: June 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym.
Thursday, June 2 Cocktail reception honoring Stephen Bowen
Wednesday, June 1 Portland Public Schools graduations 10:30 a.m. It’s graduation season in Portland. The Portland Public Schools will hold the following graduation ceremonies: June 1, 10:30 a.m., Portland Expo, Deering High School graduation; June 2, 10:30 a.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland High School graduation; June 2, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Casco Bay High School graduation; June 9, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland Adult Education graduation.
KeyBank and the Maine Small Business Development Centers small business seminar 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In an effort to help more Maine entrepreneurs and small business owners access resources and expertise, KeyBank and the Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDS) are teaming up to offer free informational events exclusively for Maine small business owners. A June 1 session will take place at the Key Plaza at 23
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‘The Thinking Heart’ in Portland 7 p.m. Four performances of “The Thinking Heart: the Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum,” will be presented in the Portland area during April, May and June. Conversation concerning the work will follow performances. Glickman Family Library at the University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., seventh ﬂoor, Portland, on June 2, at 7 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Contact: Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director, email@example.com, 228-8263.
Daphne Kalotay and Jane Roper book readings 7 p.m. New England authors, Daphne Kalotay and Jane Roper will each be reading from their debut novels, “Russian Winter” and “Eden Lake,” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always free to attend. Daphne Kalotay’s short stories have appeared in various literary journals and magazines and she has taught literature and writing at Middlebury College and Boston University “Russian Winter,” her ﬁrst novel, was a ﬁnalist in the James Jones First Novel competition and is being published in 19 foreign languages. Fellow Boston resident, Jane Roper is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and writes Baby Squared, a narrative blog about her adventures in twin parenting, at Babble.com. She spent her ﬁrst 15 summers at summer camps in Maine inspiring the premise of her debut novel, “Eden Lake.”
Portland’s Public Schools spring concerts 7 p.m. Family members, friends and other area residents are invited to attend the following concerts in Portland’s public schools: King Middle School: June 2, 7 p.m., King cafetorium. King Bridge Festival: June 6, noon to 8 p.m., Deering Oaks bandstand. (Rain location is King Middle School cafetorium.) See details at www.bridgemusicfestival.org. Fifth grade after-school orchestra concert: June 6, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym. Lincoln Middle School: June 7, 7 p.m., Lincoln gym. Elementary band and strings concert: June 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym.
‘Late Nite Catechism’ performed in Freeport 7:30 p.m. The Smash Off-Broadway hit, direct from New York, “Late Nite Catechism” will feature Colleen Moore, who has played the role of Sister in New York as well as the National Tour. This show has been praised by Catholic Standard and Times, Catholic Explorer and called “uproarious” by the New York Times. Laugh your Sins off and don’t let Sister catch you with gum in your mouth! Performances are June 2 through June 12, Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27/$22.50 for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, link to the ticket outlet can be found at www.freeportfactory.com. 865-5505 The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, just one block east of L.L. Bean.
Friday, June 3 Author Lynn Plourde visits Reiche School 9 a.m. Lynn Plourde, a well-known children’s author, will spend all day June 3 at Reiche Community School in Portland. She will work with students and participate in school-wide assembly. Plourde is the author of “Teacher Appreciation Day,” “Pigs in the Mud,” “Class Picture Day” and many other books. Reiche students have created plays, puppet shows, poems, letters and a newscast based on her stories. Beginning at 9 a.m., Plourde will visit classrooms and watch the student presentations. Reiche families and other community members are invited to attend the assembly with Plourde from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Tours of Spring Crossing housing in Westbrook 1 p.m. Westbrook’s newest affordable housing community for senior citizens gets its ﬁrst ofﬁcial viewing Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at an open house for federal, state, and local ofﬁcials — along with the public. Spring Crossing, a 34-unit senior community at 19 Ash St., on the banks of the Presumpscot River, is a project of Westbrook Housing, Westbrook Development Corporation and Spring Crossing Associates Limited Partnership. Funded by Maine Housing with ﬁnancing assistance from TDBank and Northern New England Investment Fund, the low-income tax credit property for individuals age 55 and over is expected to receive its ﬁrst residents in June, according to John Gallagher, executive director of Westbrook Housing and president of Westbrook Development Corporation. In addition to the Friday afternoon open house, Westbrook Housing ofﬁcials are hosting tours of the building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 during Westbrook Together Days. Since ground was broken in July, the $3.3 million construction project—headed up by Great Falls Construction of Gorham— has created about 100 jobs, involved some 25 local subcontractors and has had a payroll of more than $1 million, according to a press release. see next page
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3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Westbrook Together Days. This annual event put together by the Westbrook Community Chamber brings together the best of Westbrook, local groups, local artisans, local service clubs, and great food along with amusement rides. “We will have 20-30 performers and entertainers as well as a parade down Main Street Saturday morning and our Annual Auction Saturday afternoon. The festivities are concluded with our fabulous ﬁreworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Riverbank Park, 655 Main St., Westbrook. June 3-June 4. Friday 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. No cost for admission. Tickets can be purchased for amusement rides.
‘Refashioned’ at the PMA 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 21 through July 31, the Portland Museum of Art presents “Refashioned.” “Inherent in the structure of a garment is the story of its purpose, time, and place. Contemporary artists, Lauren Gillette (York, Maine), Anne Lemanski (Spruce Pine, North Carolina), and Angelika Werth (Nelson, British Columbia), use the conﬁguration of an article of clothing or hairstyle as an armature for historical narratives. Their work begins with the desire to communicate details of a life revealed in the conventions of outward appearance. In sculptural jackets, hairstyles, and dresses, the artists reconstruct identities, reuse materials, and reinvent historical personas. The exhibition will feature 21 objects lent by the artists. Refashioned is the third in a series of exhibitions called Circa that explores compelling aspects of contemporary art in the state of Maine and
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Opening for artist Leslie Wicks 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local artist Leslie Wicks welcomes guests to her opening at Running with Scissors studios and gallery. The show features both sculptures and prints. Refreshments will be served. 54 Cove St., Portland. 699-4242. www.runningwithscissorsartstudios.com
‘My Perestroika’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. “My Perestroika” screening at the Portland Museum of Art. Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. NR. “‘My Perestroika’ follows ﬁve ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. At the center of the ﬁlm is a family.”
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Biddeford man pleads guilty to hate crime DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT
A Biddeford man who pleaded guilty to several charges including violations of the Maine Civil Rights Act has been sentenced to nine months in jail, state officials announced. Adam D. Goodwin, 36, pleaded guilty in York County Superior Court to assault, interference with constitutional and civil rights, and a criminal violation of a civil rights injunction. He was sentenced yesterday by Judge Arthur Brennan. The charges stem from a Dec. 18, 2010 incident involving Goodwin and a mixed-race couple at Rapid Ray’s Diner in Biddeford. Goodwin was accused of making a derogatory remark to the couple. When the victim, a black male, responded, Goodwin “closed his fist and punched (the victim) in the head," the attorney general's office reported. “It is unacceptable that acts of violence are committed against complete strangers because of their race or national origin. We will continue to vigorously pursue and prosecute those who commit crimes driven by hatred and intolerance,” Maine Attorney General William J. Schneider said in a statement. At the time of the assault, Goodwin was already under an injunction resulting from a 2008 assault against a Jewish man that was motivated by anti-Semitism, state officials said in a press release. Since 1992 the Maine Attorney General’s office has obtained over 200 injunctions against individuals under the Maine Civil Rights Act. Violations of those injunctions are Class D crimes punishable by up to 364 days in jail. There have only been eight criminal violations of these civil rights orders, all resulting in significant jail sentences, Schneider said in the release.