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Gay marriage: I do, I don’t With petition drive as a backdrop, people share their fears, hopes BY MICHAEL J. TOBIN SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Portland residents Michael Snell and Steven Bridges have been committed to each other for eight years, five of which they consider themselves married. However, in the state of Maine, people of the same sex are not allowed to legally Michael Snell (left) and Steven Bridges consider themselves marry so Michael and Steven married, but Maine law does not recognize their relationship technically are nothing more than that way. (MICHAEL TOBIN PHOTO)

“I thought you just had to love someone else to get married.” “God created a man and a woman. If he had wanted gay people, he would have created two men or two women.” boyfriends or the commonly used word, partners — which makes their union sound more like a high

school romance or business relationship than two men who have see GAY MARRIAGE page 6

Storm warning City officials urge: Get ready for Irene BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

City officials are urging residents to take precautions ahead of Hurricane Irene and not brush off the potential for violent weather, power outages and water damage to coastal homes. In the days leading up to the storm expected to hit Portland Sunday night, city workers were clearing catch basins and trimming LaMontagne tree limbs in anticipation see IRENE page 6 RIGHT: A boat is hoisted out of the water in South Portland Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. For the lighter side of the hurricane warnings, see Curtis Robinson’s column on page 5. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO)

Drug trafficking bust Bernanke’s Perry problem Optimism for Westbrook football Air show takes to the sky See Crime Briefs on page 3

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Walking on air NEW YORK (NY Times) Ever since various dreamers on the West Side of Manhattan began to envision it, the High Line has signified New York’s future: a glimpse of where the metropolis might go if people dreamed, and schemed, hard enough. But few of those forwardthinkers could have predicted what’s obvious now to anyone who goes for a stroll along the full length of this model of urban renewal on a weekday summer evening: The High Line is also nudging New York back into the past. The scene along the elevated and meticulously landscaped walkway that stretches from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street can feel like some Gotham Festival of the Lost Arts. As the sun slides down beyond the Hudson River and gives Barry Diller’s curved white colossus a weirdly holy gleam, you’re bound to encounter the lost art of the promenade, unhurried conversation, perhaps even someone using paper and pen to scribble free verse in a journal. Grace Wright, a Williams College student who has spent the summer interning at Marvel Comics, could be found doing just that on a breezy Thursday evening in August. “This is a nice place to just sit and think,” she said. She lounged on a bench, sketching observations in a notebook. “It’s kind of soothing. Have you seen the theater seating just to watch the traffic below?” Were it not for the profusion of flip-flops, ear buds and artisanal ice pops, a walker in the city might wonder whether he had passed through a kind of time portal into, say, the 1880s. “It’s like a 19th-century bucolic stroll,” said André Balazs, the entrepreneur and High Line pioneer whose Standard Hotel stands astride the lower end of the serpentine urban boardwalk like a superhero’s lair. “You can almost imagine people with parasols.” There might be a picnic in progress, arranged like a scene from a Gilded Age novel.


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Lull in Libya fight reveals atrocities by rebels, loyalists TRIPOLI, Libya (NY Times) — As the fighting died down in Tripoli on Friday, the scope and savagery of the violence during the near-week-long battle for control of the capital began to come into sharper focus, with both rebel and loyalist forces accused of atrocities. Amnesty International said in a report based on eyewitness accounts from escaped prisoners, that it had evidence that forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi killed rebels who had been held in custody in two camps. In one camp, it said, guards killed five detainees held in solitary confinement, and in another, they opened the gates, telling the rebels they were free to go, then tossed grenades and fired on the men as they attempted to run for freedom. On Thursday, there were

reports that the bullet-riddled bodies of more than 30 proQaddafi fighters had been found at a military encampment in central Tripoli. At least two were bound with plastic handcuffs, suggesting that they had been executed, and five of the dead were found at a field hospital. In a sign of the intensity of the fighting this week in the capital, dozens of bodies, many in advanced states of decomposition, were piled up in an abandoned hospital in the Abu Salim neighborhood, until Friday the preserve of the Qaddafi forces. Most of the fighters were darker skinned than most Libyans, a sign, rebels there said, that they may have been recruited from sub-Saharan Africa. The rebels have frequently accused the Qaddafi govern-

ment of using mercenaries but have not offered convincing proof. The fight to subdue the recalcitrant loyalist forces was expanded beyond Tripoli on Friday. NATO warplanes struck targets in the lone remaining outpost of support for Colonel Qaddafi, his home town of Surt, as rebel troops moved into position for an assault, news agencies reported. The alliance said its planes struck a command bunker and a convoy of 29 military vehicles in Surt, where Colonel Qaddafi’s tribe, the Qaddafa, remain fiercely loyal to the ousted dictator. The rebel leadership had hoped the city would surrender peacefully, but tribal leaders have rejected all entreaties, The Associated Press reported.

NYC orders evacuation of coastal areas NEW YORK (NY Times) — With Hurricane Irene speeding relentlessly toward the East Coast, officials announced plans to evacuate lowlying areas in New York City and shut down the sprawling subway and transit system. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation — something he said the city had never done before — of coastal areas in all five boroughs, including all of the Rockaways; Battery Park City and the financial district in Lower Manhattan; and Governors Island. The evacuation covered 250,000 people in and around what the city calls Zone A low-lying areas who, the mayor said, should get out before the storm swept in. Underscoring what he and other officials said was the seriousness of the situation, President Obama granted a request from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York to declare the state a federal emergency even before the hurricane arrived,

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Bomber attacks U.N. building in Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria (NY Times) — A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Friday, destroying several floors in a thunderous blast that left at least 18 dead, witnesses and officials said. Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist insurgency group with possible links to Al Qaeda’s affiliates in the region, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to the BBC’s Hausa language broadcast service in northern Nigeria. If confirmed, it would signal a significant leap in the scope of Boko Haram’s focus, which until now had taken aim exclusively at domestic targets as part of an ill-defined aim to establish strict Islamic law in the country’s north. The Nigerian government has come under repeated attack by Boko Haram in the north and by militants in the south. Foreign oil companies and their workers have also been a common target of southern insurgents, who demand a greater share in the nation’s oil profits. But the deadly strike on the United Nations, the first on its offices in Nigeria, was a surprising turn. “This act provides a new dimension to threats on the domestic front,” said Joy Ogwu, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, who called the attack a “transnational crime” and urged renewed efforts to fight terrorism in her country. If indeed the work of Boko Haram, the attack lends substance to new concerns of officials and analysts that an inward-looking organization is increasingly adopting the methods and aims of global terrorists. The bombing, capping months of small-scale explosions and assassinations, mostly in the country’s north, is by far the most brazen attack yet.

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Five arrested in Portland for trafficking prescription pills BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Drug police seized more than 200 oxycodone pills and about $21,000 in cash following the arrest of five people in Portland accused of trafficking the prescription drugs, Thursday. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reported conducting a two month investigation into increased importation and sales of oxycodone pills, which are typically prescribed for pain relief. They arrested five people following two vehicle stops and searches of two Portland motel rooms on Riverside Street. The street value of the 30 mg pills is more than $6,000, police said. MDEA Supervisor Kevin Cashman explained there’s been a surge in the importation of the drug because of increased demand sparked by changes made during the manufacturing process for Oxycontin brand bills. He said the changes aim at making the drugs more difficult to abuse. The pills are made with a time release coating, and abusers typically Rahdahl Harvey crush them to either snort

the powder or heat it up and inject it, police said. Doing this eliminates the time release coating and spreads the duration of the pill into a much smaller time frame. “They reformulated it,” Cashman said. “If you crush it up (and try to heat it), it kind of turns into a glue.” The new formula also makes it hard to simply crush and ingest and snort by changing the consistency of the powder, he said. While the new formula has made it harder to abuse some name-brand drugs, Cashman said it’s increased the demand on others without the changes. The result has been an increase in trafficking. Willie Johnson, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., Barry

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Wright, 38, of Louisville, Ky., and Rahdahl Harvey, 34, of Hyde Park, Mass., were charged with aggravated trafficking. The men received an aggravated charge due to prior drug trafficking convictions, police said. They were being held at Cumberland County Jail on $50,000 bail. Audry Chambers, 22, of Buxton, and Sean Evans, 23, of Westbrook, were arrested on unlawful trafficking charges, police said. Maine State Police, the Westbrook Police Department and Portland’s crime reduction unit assisted in the operation. The investigation into oxycodone is continuing and more arrests are expected, Cashman said.

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Sex offender arrested again South Sudan police beat U.N. activist BY MATTHEW ARCO




A Portland man on the state’s sex offender registry was arrested Thursday on new allegations of gross sexual assault, police said. Kevin Avanzato, 41, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a driveway located on Cumberland Ave. in the East End, police said. He knew the woman prior to the alleged assault, said Lt. Gary Rogers, a police spokesman. Kevin Avanzato “The victim and (Avanzato) have had a relationship in the past and they were reacquainted at this mutual friend’s apartment,” he said. “At one point, the victim and Avanzato left the apartment and were walking when the sexual assault occurred.” Rogers said the victim is a 33-year-old woman. Avanzato was sentenced to nine months in jail with all by 16 days suspended in 2004 on an unlawful sexual contact charge, according to the Maine Sex Offender Registry. In 1992, he was accused of gross sexual assault and was later sentenced to 10 years behind bars, with all but four years suspended, according to the registry. Avanzato was being held at the Cumberland County Jail Friday for the new charges on $50,000 cash bail, officials said.

NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudanese police officers beat up the head of the United Nations human rights division in South Sudan, leaving him in the hospital and drawing a sharp rebuke from the United Nations. According to a United Nations statement released on Friday, Benedict Sannoh, the United Nations’ human rights chief in the newly independent Republic of South Sudan, was assaulted by more than 10 police officers, “who beat, kicked and punched him in a sustained fashion while he was in a fetal position on the floor.” The attack happened on Aug. 20, after Mr. Sannoh refused to let police officers search his luggage at a hotel in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which declared its independence from northern Sudan in July. Mr. Sannoh was cut and bruised and hospitalized for five days before being sent abroad for further medical treatment. “The High Commissioner considers this incident to be totally unacceptable,” said the statement from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Unless those responsible are held to account, this will send a chilling message to all those working in the defense of human rights in South Sudan.” South Sudan is one of the poorest, least developed nations in the world, the legacy of decades of civil war and intentional marginalization

by Arab rulers in northern Sudan. The country has been plagued by fighting between an array of armed factions — both before and after formal independence — and its security forces are widely known to be undisciplined and violent. Aid groups have recently complained about government security personnel hijacking humanitarian convoys. This is not the first time police officers have been accused of serious abuses. United Nations officials and witnesses said that police commanders and soldiers beat and raped police recruits at a training center outside Juba last year. The recruits were also subjected to harsh training exercises, leading to the deaths of as many as 100 people. South Sudanese officials said Friday that they did not have details about the attack on Mr. Sannoh but that they were looking into it. “Whatever happened, the government is taking a step up to secure the situation,” said Mangar Amerdid, a government spokesman. “We will do a full investigation.” South Sudan’s stability is also threatened by several rebellions and bitter ethnic fighting. At least 600 people have been killed, 200 children kidnapped, tens of thousands of cattle stolen and 7,900 homes destroyed in recent battles between the Murle and Lou Nuer communities. On Friday, the United Nations announced that it was sending peacekeepers to act as a buffer between these communities and to discourage revenge killings.

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Column about Casco Bay missed some points, oversimplified issues Editor, Mr. Milneil deserves some credit for advancing his thoughts on the cleanup of Casco Bay effort that faces the city of Portland (“A better way to pay to clean up Casco Bay,” Thursday, Aug. 25). Other communities in the area are doing similar work but do not have a problem of the magnitude that faces Portland. However, the analysis done by Mr. Milneil is shallow and shows little knowledge of the issue. It also contains a huge misrepresentation of the causes of the pollution problem. If he really believes that a gallon of water runoff from a parking lot is equal to that from a toilet being flushed I wonder what his diet is like! And what about the bars, restaurants and other properties that have little or no parking but rely on public parking. Many communities have complex user fee systems that have been developed over years of study and application. Even if Mr. Milneil has a partial understanding of the complexity of a fair and effective fee structure he is not really doing the community any favors by “preaching” a simplistic and uneducated view. Anthony Hayes Falmouth

Presidents swear to uphold Constitution Editor, In more than 6,000 words, the United States Constitution says absolutely nothing about God or the American flag. In 31 words, the Pledge of Allegiance speaks of both God and the flag. All U.S. presidents must solemnly swear (or affirm) to uphold the Constitution — not the Pledge of Allegiance. Lee Kemble Portland

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Bernanke’s Perry problem As I write this, investors around the world are anxiously awaiting Ben Bernanke’s speech at the annual Fed gathering at Jackson Hole, Wyo. They want to know whether Mr. Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, will unveil new policies that might lift the U.S. economy out of what is looking more and more like a quasi-permanent state of depressed demand and high unemployment. But I’ll be shocked if Mr. Bernanke proposes anything significant — that is, anything likely to make any serious dent in unemployment or offer any serious boost to growth. Why don’t I expect much from Mr. Bernanke? In two words: Rick Perry. OK, I don’t mean that Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, is personally standing in the way of effective monetary policy. Not yet, anyway. Instead, I’m using Mr. Perry — who has famously threatened Mr. Bernanke with dire personal consequences if he pursues expansionary monetary policy before the 2012 election — as a symbol of the political intimidation that is killing our last remaining hope for economic recovery. To see what I’m talking about, let’s ask what policies the Fed actually should be pursuing right now.

Paul Krugman ––––– The New York Times Obviously, the U.S. economy remains deeply depressed, and under normal conditions we would expect the Fed to pump it up by cutting interest rates. But the interest rates the Fed normally targets — basically rates on short-term U.S. government debt — are already near zero. So what can the Fed do? Well, in 2000 an economist named Ben Bernanke offered a number of proposals for policy at the “zero lower bound.” True, the paper was focused on policy in Japan, not the United States. But America is now very much in a Japan-type economic trap, only more acute. So we learn a lot by asking why Ben Bernanke 2011 isn’t taking the advice of Ben Bernanke 2000. Back then, Mr. Bernanke suggested that the Bank of Japan could get Japan’s economy moving with a variety of unconventional policies. These could include: purchases of longterm government debt (to push interest rates, and hence pri-

vate borrowing costs, down); an announcement that short-term interest rates would stay near zero for an extended period, to further reduce long-term rates; an announcement that the bank was seeking moderate inflation, “setting a target in the 3-4% range for inflation, to be maintained for a number of years,” which would encourage borrowing and discourage people from hoarding cash; and “an attempt to achieve substantial depreciation of the yen,” that is, to reduce the yen’s value in terms of other currencies. Was Mr. Bernanke on the right track? I think so — as well I should, since his paper was partly based on my own earlier work. So why isn’t the Fed pursuing the agenda its own chairman once recommended for Japan? Part of the answer is internal dissension. Two weeks ago, the committee that sets monetary policy declared that conditions “are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate at least through mid2013” — that is, it didn’t even promise to keep rates low, it just offered an observation about what the state of the economy is likely to be. Yet, even so, the statement faced serious internal opposition, with three inflation see KRUGMAN page 5

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Beware storms with ready-made blues themes My friend, Doug, who recently moved to Atlantic-coast Florida, emailed Friday like somebody whose team narrowly missed getting into the playoffs. “I was kind of looking forward to a hurricane,” he writes. “They were saying it would be a 2 or a 3 and i thought that either would be an interesting and not too scary experience — but now they say it is going to be way east of here ... anyhow i went to the store to get ready for the hurricane -- chips and pistachios and ice cream and creamed corn and double stuff oreos ... — so if the hurricane comes i’m ready and if it doesn’t i’ll deal with those supplies under non-emergency conditions ... in fact, i’m dealing with the pistachios as i type. ...” At 11:28 a.m. President Obama was blowing up my inbox, a remnant from his visit a couple of years ago, urging Americans to “take it seriously,” this storm. Really? Thanks, but this is Maine. We don’t need anybody to remind us to take weather seriously. I’m sure he meant D.C. and New York, where prudent residents are no doubt already in the basement under a substantial table with a box of Depends and a life preserver. Me, I ambled over to the Port Harbor Marina to get a decent seat at Joe’s

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Usually Reserved Boathouse and watch the crews at Portland Harbor Marina snatch boats from harm’s way. It is widely held that if boat-hauling ever becomes an Olympic sport, those guys are gold medalists. (That seems far-fetched, but if NASCAR can make high-speed left turns in heavy traffic a spectator sport, who knows what’s possible?) Around Joe’s Boathouse, most conversations naturally centered on “what about Bob?” the 1991 hurricane that blasted Cape Cod before rolling into Maine as a Tropical Storm with a bad attitude. It was plenty for most of us, but then many also recall the Patriot’s Day nor’easter that sunk boats hereabouts. Few were taking chances. And those who were were immediately suspected of being over-insured. Soon enough, casual talk turned toward “hurricane parties.” Maybe next to reality TV, drunken driving and Howard Stern, few things

in American culture are as flat-out indefensible as full-blown hurricane parties. Granted, many in Maine recall these functions as neighbors gathered to huddle against the impending storm, combining efforts to secure homes and lives against nature’s fury. Those are not “hurricane parties.” Those are hurricane sleep-overs. No, some “hurricane parties” are tributes to the human urge to whistle past graveyards, spit in the eye of fate and generally succumb to a temptation usually reserved to those uttering the words “... hold my beer and watch this.” My first such experience came in the Deep South, the nation’s Fenway Park of hurricane parties in the 1980s, when such parties were as common as Reagan bumper stickers and “Greed is Good” ethics. They were scheduled well in advance of potential landfall, so you can get in ahead of the evacuation orders, and located at homes selected on a matrix of construction values, storm views and liquor supplies. Let me report that it’s one thing to watch a Real Storm blow ashore while sipping blended scotch behind glass designed to survive a 2x4 at 130 miles per hour, but it’s quite another when one of the huge windows cracks down the middle like an over-ripe melon with the sound of ripping steel ... then

somebody screams, maybe you, and everyone collectively realizes that, yes, the house is on stilts. But I guess that’s the point. And that’s why the president of the United States needs to take time out of dealing with Libyan revolution and gun-jogging Texas governors to remind us that hurricanes should be taken seriously. I felt he should have reminded us that this particular storm comes complete with theme song: “Good Night Irene” by Lead Belly. It’s never good when your natural phenomena is associated with suicidal blues classics. But Obama may have actually gone that one better, driving his point home by reminding us that “... now, since last weekend, FEMA has been deploying its Incident Management Assistance Teams to staging areas in communities up and down the coast.” That’s right. Mess up and your nextbest hope is FEMA, which you’ll recall from such hits as “Katrina” and “BP Oil Spill.” Just thinking of it sparks a craving for pistachios, ice cream and double-stuff Oreos ... batten down the hatches and pray it doesn’t come down to cream corn. (Curtis Robinson is founding editor of The Portland Daily Sun.)

In the middle of the pouring rain Never again. I promise. I will never again make a reservation for myself on Continental Airlines using And if I don’t ever do it again, I will never have to spend a night like this one, trying to avoid a hurricane and finding myself caught in worse weather in the process. So much for the so-called ease of “do it yourself travel.” So much for the ease of online booking. Excuse me, booking is easy. It’s canceling in the middle of a hurricane that is enough to make you completely crazy. I should be sitting here crying. Actually, I do feel like crying, but for all the wrong reasons. I spent the day moving my son in for his freshman year of college. I was supposed to be on a plane tomorrow to meet my daughter back east, to help her move in for her last year of college. It is not easy, particularly when there is a hurricane back east. So my daughter said, and she was right, don’t come. If you come, you’ll never get out of here. The travel advi-

sories are all up for Sunday. I have to work Monday. I feel twisted and torn. My nest is painfully empty. I was looking forward to that last move in. I am reeling from my son’s first move in. I try to be sensi––––– ble. I will cancel the Creators reservation. Syndicate Not so fast, sister. I have had the same travel agent for 30 years. She is also a close friend. But one night, trying to figure out this impossible schedule of two move-ins in the middle of a trial and a semester of teaching, I did something I had never done before. It seemed so easy at the time. I was just checking flights, trying to figure it out — and then I clicked. I booked the ticket myself. I felt almost proud of my self-sufficiency. Wrong. Wrong, stupid, dumb.

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I didn’t even book the flight on the airline I always travel, American, where I know all the secret phone numbers. They were full. That is probably what made me so nervous. Back to school and all that. If American was sold out, should I wait until morning to find Lesli? Why not just click? This is why. There is a hurricane in Boston. I try calling Continental. At least they are honest. When you call any one of the toll-free numbers you can call, the recording hangs up on you. Seriously. The voice says, “We’re sorry, due to the volume of calls, we can’t take your call right now. Goodbye.” But I will not be daunted. If I could kiss my son goodbye tonight, my baby, I can deal with a plane reservation. I will call Expedia. If I ever hear the song about the pouring rain again, I don’t know what I will do. I would do something to Expedia, send them more nasty messages, but how? Their website makes it so easy to book a flight — and impossible to

cancel it, except by calling a line they don’t answer. I am a smart woman. I am even a good mother. I try so hard. I will never book a ticket online again. I promise. Fool me once, and all that. Shame on me. I finally give up, pick a weekend in October, change my reservation, pay another $150 for a ticket I am not using, and at least get to hang up on the pouring rain. Not so fast, sister. After I paid the $150 for a ticket I am not using, I get word that Continental has done me one better. They’ve canceled my flight home for Sunday. They won’t talk to me, won’t help me, but hey, they know as well as I do that we’re not going from Boston to Los Angeles on Sunday. So does that mean I get a refund? Do I get my $150 back? Who knows? The notice comes from Expedia, but when I call their number, I’m back to the pouring rain song. “Travel agents are extinct, a dying species.” I hear people say that all the time. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

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hawks on the committee voting against it and calling it a mistake. The larger answer, however, is outside political pressure. Last year, the Fed actually did institute a policy of buying long-term debt, generally known as “quantitative easing” (don’t ask). But it faced a political backlash out of all proportion to its modest effect on the economy, culminating in Mr. Perry’s declaration that any further monetary easing before the 2012 election would be “almost treasonous,” and

that if Mr. Bernanke went ahead and did it, “we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.” Now just imagine the reaction if the Fed were to act on the other and arguably more important parts of that Bernanke 2000 agenda, targeting a higher rate of inflation and welcoming a weaker dollar. With prominent Republicans like Representative Paul Ryan already denouncing policies that allegedly “debase the dollar,” a political firestorm would be guaranteed. So now you see why I don’t expect any substantive policy announcements at Jackson Hole. Back

in 2000, Mr. Bernanke accused the Bank of Japan of suffering from “self-induced paralysis”; well, now the Fed is suffering from externally induced paralysis. In effect, it has been politically intimidated into standing by while the economy stagnates. And that’s a very, very bad thing. Political opposition has already crippled fiscal policy; instead of helping to create jobs, the federal government is pulling back, acting as a drag on output and employment. With the Fed also intimidated into inaction, it’s hard to see any end to the ongoing economic disaster.

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In 2009, voters overturned gay marriage in Maine GAY MARRIAGE from page one

given their vows of love and life to each other. Megan is the widow of Beth, from a six-year committed relationship that ended in tragedy when Beth died giving birth to their son. But for Megan, there were two deaths. When Beth died, her parents refused to give Megan custody of the baby and after an emotional legal battle, Megan lost custody of their son. Longtime partners, David and Paul, purposefully chose not to undertake a marriage-like ceremony as it holds no rights or benefits. However, David took Paul’s last name in 2001 because of 9/11. They were very moved by the news that whole families were lost but not recognized because they had different last names. They wanted the world to know that if they perished together, that they were a family. “Since 2009, people have been making a journey to

educate themselves on the issue of gay marriage,” says Betsy Smith, executive director of Equality Maine since 2002. “People are now more accepting and comfortable with the idea, realizing that marriage between same sex couples is not only about fair and equal access to the laws that offer protection and responsibility, but also about the love and commitment of marriage.” A May Gallup poll stated that 53 percent of Americans now believe same-sex marriage should come with the same legal rights and protections as marriage between a man and a woman — a nine percentage-point increase over 2010, the largest year-to-year shift since Gallup started tracking the issue in 1996, when two-thirds of Americans opposed same-sex marriage. In November of 2009, 53 percent voted to veto Maine’s Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom law allowing same-sex marriage, while 47

percent voted to keep it. “Off-year elections (like 2009) tend to attract older, more conservative, diehard voters who dutifully show up whenever there’s an election,” Smith said. “Presidential elections, however, get much of their results from the younger, more liberal voters who typically vote once every four years. With the right message and the right messenger, we can help educate those ‘middle (undecided) voters,’ who aren’t far right or far left and generally support fairness and equality in the LGBT community but don’t equate it with marriage.” Smith, who shares life with her partner and two young sons, believes that, “Religious teachings and beliefs are the biggest obstacle we face.” The “Joneses” are very confident in their views, stating, “God created a man and a woman. If he had see REACTIONS page 8

Residents encouraged to prepare for Hurricane Irene IRENE from page one

of high winds and flooding. Portland’s fire chief, Fred LaMontagne, was among city officials who hosted a Friday news conference, advising residents to be cautious and stay informed. “It is imperative that people start preparations,” said LaMontagne, adding that he “strongly encourages all residents stay informed” about latest weather information. He warned that storms are unpredictable and can change suddenly, for better or worse, but warned that Hurricane Irene has the potential to knock down power lines and cause substantial damage. City officials urged residents to prepare by securing windows and outdoor furniture, as well as being

ready for power outages and making a three-day “go kit” that includes: water, food, batteries, flashlights and medications. People should also check to make sure sump pumps are functioning, cell phones are charged and cars are filled with fuel, officials said. Mayor Nick Mavodones asked that residents check in on neighbors that may need help and reach out to others. “As we monitor events to our south, we need to work together,” he said. “This is the time to reach out and offer a helping hand.” Waterfront and lowland neighborhoods such as Bayside, Stroudwater Crossing and the Back Cove should anticipate flooding during astronomical high tides, officials warned.

Mavodones said it’s unlikely there will be vehicle service to Peaks Island on Sunday and that passenger service will be weather permitting. The news conference came a short time after Gov. Paul LaPage declared a state of emergency in Maine in anticipation of the storm. “I urge all Maine Citizens to take necessary steps to prepare and heed all warnings issued in connection with this event,” stated LePage. “We will continue to monitor this changing situation statewide and plan for all possible emergencies.” Residents should check the city’s website (www. for local updates and www. for state advisories and tracks for Hurricane Irene. Another news conference is slated for today in City Hall.

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wanted gay people, he would have created two men they have throw it in my face? Can’t they just act or two women. It’s just wrong and our children will suffer from this sin.” normal?” “Alan” (who is closeted due to family religious beliefs) confided, “I have lived most of my life afraid “We are no different than anyone else in our to be the person I truly am. I should win an Academy Award for the way I act in public and around neighborhood except that we happen to both be my family. I truly believe that I would lose my job women. I’m not hurting you, why are you hurting if they knew I was gay. And you know who suffers the most? My partner of 18 years. Or as he refers to us?” himself, ‘the roommate.’ My family would disown me if I came out to them. So who wins in this situation? election we drove all over the state of Maine drivNo one.” ing voters to the polling places trying our hardest Leslie and her partner Karen have had to move to make the bill stay, two times because but we lost and it was their neighbors devastating to everywere destroying one involved.” Steven their property, added, “We both still using abusive lanproudly have the guage toward them ‘Vote No on 1’ stickand their friends ers on our vehicles and making their and will do even more life hell. “We just this time to make want to be treated sure everyone votes, like everyone else especially after hear— why should ing how many close it matter that I friends and relachoose to spend my tives did not. They all life with a woman? thought it was a no We are no different brainer and thought than anyone else it would become in our neighborlegal in Maine so they hood except that never went.” we happen to both Same-sex marriage be women. I’m not is now legal in New hurting you, why Hampshire, Massaare you hurting Vermont, “Since 2009, people have been making a journey to educate themselves on the chusetts, us?” New T w e n t y - s o m e - issue of gay marriage,” says Betsy Smith, executive director of Equality Maine. Connecticut, York, Iowa and Washthing “Jack” said, (MICHAEL TOBIN PHOTO) ington, D.C. “I don’t mind the Frank, found sitting alone in his parked car at whole gay thing, but why do they have throw it in Bug Light, said he’s worried Maine will follow. “This my face? Can’t they just act normal?” gay marriage thing now has Maine surrounded and “What the f--- is normal?” his girlfriend, “Ally” we need to stop what these fags are trying to do,” he responded (with a hit to his head). “What if it was said. “It ain’t natural and God hates those that sin the other way around? What if the ‘normal’ was to — they’ll all go to hell.” be gay and being ‘straight’ was the bad thing? What Many people contacted about this issue would not then, huh? Would you be sitting here with me or a “get into it.” Others, were on their soap box (for and man? Huh?” (another hit to his head). against) before they had heard the entire question. So many questions. So many answers. The subject So many stories, so many views on what’s “normal” of gay marriage is being talked about and debated and “right.” Jack, a young 7-year-old, said, “I thought now, especially as Equality Maine has launched a you just had to love someone else to get married. I petition drive in support of gay marriage. In Mondidn’t know the government could make rules about ument Square and other parts of Portland, citiit. That doesn’t make any sense. You should be able zens are being asked to sign a petition. Asked why to marry anyone you love.” someone should sign it — in his words, not the Jack’s mom, Sarah, said, “This subject was brought words of Equality Maine — one signature gatherer up about a year ago during a discussion on racism. responded: He was shocked that a black and white person could “Dude, allowing same sex couples to marry doesn’t not get married not that long ago — so the discuschange the meaning of marriage. It allows people sion led to existing marriage laws. It goes to show to marry the person they love and have the same that you are not born with prejudices and hatred. rights, like any straight person. It doesn’t mean anyThat s--- is learned.” thing more than that, man, just love and respect and equality.” (Portland Daily Sun contributor Michael Tobin As Equality Maine’s petition-signing proponents offered the following postscript to this article: “Perhit the streets, Smith said she feels confident that sonally, I am a gay man. I believe that I was born their chances of victory have never been better. “We this way and consider my sexual orientation as ‘natneed 80,000 signatures to put the issue of marriage ural.’ I believe in God and I know that he loves and equality back on the ballot. Our first week out in the accepts me for who and what I am. I share my life Maine communities gave us an enormous positive with an amazing man who is a very hard-working, response and we’re finding that Mainers are changupstanding member of the community — loving, ing their minds on this issue — and that’s going to caring and giving — and I wear his ring on my continue through November of 2012.” finger that represents our ‘engagement’ until we Michael and Steven are very supportive with each are legally able to marry. I respect opposition and other in their hopes and dreams for their future. embrace acceptance It makes me angry that my Michael said, “On the ‘vote no’ campaign two years ability to love someone so completely rests in your ago (in the unsuccessful bid against the people’s voting hands. Right? Wrong? Yes? No? In Novemveto) we did a lot of volunteer work including door ber of 2012, how will you vote?”) to door, phone calls, fund raisers; the day of the

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Westbrook football brimming with confidence BY JEFF PETERSON SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Things will look a little different at Westbrook High School's Olmstead Field this year. Instead of Eagles, Bulldogs, Rams and Scots, the Blue Blazes will be taking on Falcons, Warriors, Rangers and Capers. Westbrook has moved from Class A to Class B. "This is a great move for our program," exclaimed head coach Jeff Guerette. "We will now be playing against schools with similar enrollment. That means around the same amount of football players on the field and sidelines." Even though the Blue Blazes participated in a scrimmage Friday night against the combined team of Livermore Falls and Jay, now known as Spruce Mountain, the new era in Westbrook football officially doesn't start until Sept. 2. The Blue Blazes will be thrown right into the water to see if they can swim. They open the season on the road in Rumford against defending Class B state champ Mountain Valley. "When you think of the best high school football teams in Maine, Mountain Valley is one of the programs you think of," stated Guerette. "They are on the schedule and we have to play them, so why not right away to see where we fit in." If that wasn't enough, the second week of the season, the Blue Blazes will play Class B powerhouse Wells. The Blue Blazes started practice two weeks ago and players have noticed a difference in attitude as they prepare for their new adventure. "It's an exciting change," said senior quarterback and linebacker Terry Webber. "It is like a new start. We were a lot smaller than the other Class A schools. While most of our players were going both ways in games in Class A, we watched a lot of players on our

Westbrook High School football players include quarterback Terry Webber and fullback Graham Strondak. (JEFF PETERSON PHOTO)

opponents getting time to rest since they were playor 70 players." ing either offense or defense." Fair competition is what Westbrook has been lookOne of the guys who lines up behind Webber ing for. During the last three years, the Blue Blazes during games agreed. "It is a numbers game," said had a combined record of 4-20 going against some of Westbrook fullback the biggest and best football Graham Strondak. "We teams in the state. CLASS B HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL now feel we can com"We have beem playing Friday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m. pete, because we won't in the Cumberland County be looking at the other division of the SMAA, " said Westbrook at Mountain Valley sideline and seeing 60 see FOOTBALL page 11

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Guerette. "That means we have playing against at least three of the toughest teams in the state in Bonny Eagle, Windham and Cheverus. A lot of times, we felt overmatched. We were competitive in about five of our games. Now I think we can be competitive in all of our games. But while I think we can be a lot more competitive, the new schedule will not be a lot easier." The Blue Blazes enter the 2011 Class B season with a lot of confidence. They have ten starters back with four

on offense and six on defense. Throw in an experienced quarterback in Terry Webber running the Wing-T offense, 14 seniors and playing in Class B, and Westbrook feels it has a decent shot at a playoff spot. "Eight out of the 12 teams make the postseason," said Guerette. "I am not sure if it is realstic, but that is our goal." Whatever the reason for excitement, there is a breath of fresh air at Westbrook High School. That's becaus there is optimism when it comes to the football team and that hasn't been the case for a long time.

The second annual You & ME Duo Duel 10K, presented by Quirk Chevrolet and the Maine Red Claws, will be held today along Portland’s waterfront, the Red Claws reported. More than 300 runners are expected to participate in the relay race in which pairs of runners each run a 5K, beginning on Commercial Street and continuing along the Eastern Promenade. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Mitchell Institute. Each year, the Mitchell Institute awards scholarships to one graduating senior from every public high school in Maine who will be attending a two- or four-year postsecondary degree program. Selection is based on academic promise, financial need and a history of community service. More information about the event can be found at

Sea Dogs skirting Irene The Portland Sea Dogs played the second of their four-game series

against the Reading Phillies Friday night, but today, the two teams will play a day-night doubleheader. Sunday’s series finale was moved up a day due to the forecast from Hurricane Irene, the team announced. The Sea Dogs need to go 7-4 in their last 11 games to avoid finishing with the worst record in franchise history, the Sea Dogs reported.

Red Sox shuffle games With Hurricane Irene scheduled to whip its way through the Northeast this weekend, the Boston Red Sox have made a schedule alteration, canceling Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics; the team will play a day-night doubleheader today, the Red Sox announced. The split admission doubleheader will be played at noon and 5 p.m. ET. Both games will be televised on NESN. Fans who had tickets to the originally scheduled 1 p.m. game today must use them for the noon game. Tickets for the Sunday 1:35 p.m. game will be honored at tonight’s nightcap. Visit http://boston. for details.


by Lynn Johnston

By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have a higher social interest than merely impressing others with your lifestyle. You really want to connect with others, laugh, and share and foster a sense of belonging. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are an excellent judge of character and can also match a person’s personality to the task that will allow him or her to shine. You’ll put these skills to excellent use. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be a choice between now and later: Choose now. As Jane Austen proclaimed, “Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations!” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Avoid anyone with a sour disposition -it’s catching. If you do get accidentally poisoned with pessimism, the anecdote is to change each negative word to a positive one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You acknowledge that each person has free will. You often stand back to make room for others to express themselves. This habit benefits you now, as creative people will want to include you in their plans. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 27). You’ll make your long-term needs a priority, and the daily matters come together brilliantly. You learn that you can depend on your intuition and instinct for matters as big as finding love or as small as finding your keys. Last year’s work will become this year’s profit. December brings an astounding piece of good fortune. Libra and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 40, 46 and 11.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). If only there was someone you could call to arrange the day’s events into a more amusing juxtaposition. Wait, there is! An unpredictable Sagittarius or Gemini person. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The temptation for public sharing will be high. Just make sure the publicity will be good for you. And save your deepest feelings, fears, funny thoughts and insecurities for your extreme inner circle. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Make some decisions about how you want to be with loved ones and what you intend to accomplish by day’s end. By doing this, you prevent letting the environment control your behavior. CANCER (June 22-July 22). A little vanity will go a long way. You’ll pay attention to your image now so that you can relax and do your work later without worrying about what you look like doing it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The gifts you give that don’t cost money will be the most needed. Your eye contact, a smile, physical assistance, compassion -- the molecules of goodness you radiate will spread themselves all over the globe. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The passion in you is a bubbling cauldron of hot vitality. As you pour yourself into an endeavor, things begin to change very quickly. Tonight you’ll hit your pillow with a smile on your face. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will offer your cooperation to someone with a strong personality. To avoid getting swallowed up by this person’s drive, ambition and personal interest, declare your boundaries and maintain them.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2011. There are 126 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 27, 1883, the island volcano Krakatoa blew up; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Java and Sumatra. On this date: In 1776, the Battle of Long Island began during the Revolutionary War as British troops attacked American forces, who ended up being forced to retreat two days later. In 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville, Pa. In 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas. In 1939, the first turbojet-powered aircraft, the Heinkel He 178, went on its first full-fledged test flight over Germany. In 1949, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concert headlined by Paul Robeson from taking place near Peekskill, N.Y. (The concert was held eight days later.) In 1957, the USS Swordfish, the second Skate Class nuclear submarine, was launched from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine. In 1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus in Dec. 1962. In 1979, British war hero Lord Louis Mountbatten and three other people, including his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas, were killed off the coast of Ireland in a boat explosion claimed by the Irish Republican Army. In 1989, the first U.S. commercial satellite rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. — a Delta booster carrying a British communications satellite, the Marcopolo 1. One year ago: Aijalon Gomes, an American held seven months in North Korea for trespassing, stepped off a plane in his hometown of Boston accompanied by former President Jimmy Carter, who had flown to Pyongyang to negotiate his freedom. Today’s Birthdays: Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 84. Author Antonia Fraser is 79. Actor Tommy Sands is 74. Musician Daryl Dragon is 69. Actress Tuesday Weld is 68. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 67. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 66. Country musician Jeff Cook is 62. Actor Paul Reubens is 59. Rock musician Alex Lifeson is 58. Actor Peter Stormare is 58. Actress Diana Scarwid is 56. Rock musician Glen Matlock is 55. Country singer Jeffrey Steele is 50. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 49. Rock musician Mike Johnson is 46. Rap musician Bobo is 43. Country singer Colt Ford is 42. Actress Chandra Wilson is 42. Actor RonReaco Lee is 35. Rapper Mase is 34. Actor Aaron Paul is 32. Rock musician Jon Siebels is 32. Actor Shaun Weiss is 32. Actor Kyle Lowder is 31. Singer Mario is 25.




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Archdiocese lists priests accused of abuse nearly a decade after scandal erupted BOSTON — The Archdiocese of Boston on Thursday published a partial list of clergy members accused of sexual abuse, nearly a decade after a scandal erupted here involving widespread abuse by priests and revelations that the archdiocese had been shielding molesters for years. Victim advocacy groups have long pressed the archdiocese to publish such a list, a step that a number of other dioceses have already taken. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley first suggested in 2009 that he would publish a list; diocesan officials said this week that it had taken two years to gather the necessary feedback and weigh complicated issues like the due process rights of priests whose cases had not been fully adjudicated. In an open letter, Cardinal O’Malley said he had decided to publish a list of 132 priests and two dea-

cons “after serious and thoughtful consideration and prayer.” They include priests whom the church or courts have found guilty of sexually abusing a child, others who left the priesthood before or after accusations of abuse and dead priests who have been publicly accused of abuse. The list, published in a searchable database on the diocese’s Web site, also includes 22 current diocesan priests who remain on administrative leave while their cases are investigated. Separately, Cardinal O’Malley has listed 25 priests who were publicly accused of molesting children but for whom the archdiocese found the accusations to be unsubstantiated. “My deepest hope and prayer is that the efforts I am announcing today will provide some additional comfort and healing for those who have suffered

from sexual abuse by clergy,” Cardinal O’Malley said in the letter. The names of an additional 91 accused diocesan priests have not been listed. They include 62 dead priests who have not been publicly accused and 22, mostly still alive, who have not been publicly accused and could not be proved to have molested children. Cardinal O’Malley also chose not to publish the names of clergy members belonging to religious orders or other dioceses who were accused of sexual abuse while working in the Boston Archdiocese. He said it was the responsibility of their orders or dioceses to do so, an explanation that angered victim advocates. Victims’ groups said at least 70 such clergy members had been accused, including some thought to have had multiple victims. — The New York Times



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Saturday, Aug. 27 Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo 9 a.m. Gates open to the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo at the Brunswick Executive Airport. Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Aug. 26-28. Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 8 a.m. Organizers said Sunday tickets can be exchanged for Saturday’s, due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irene. Blue Angels perform on Saturday and Sunday.

Childrens Theatre: Pippi Longstocking’s Musical Adventure in Ogunquit 10 a.m. and noon. John Lane’s Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St., Ogunquit, Aug. 27-28. “Dressed in strange clothes and living with her horse and pet monkey, Pippi is the high spirited, warm hearted girl of supernatural strength and untold wealth. With new friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi questions the world in which she lives and the expectations placed upon her; all the while longing to be reunited with her father, Captain Longstocking, and his band of pirates aboard the ‘Hoptoad.’” Ogunquit Playhouse, Route 1, Ogunquit. All Tickets $10, call the Box Office Direct at646.5511, Ticketmaster at 800-9822787 or

Juried Arts and Craft Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the Green, Kennebunkport; sponsored by the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen. Concessions provided by the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk. Free admission and free parking. (Rain Date: Aug. 28)

Picnic Music+Arts Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fourth annual Picnic Music+Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27. “This juried indie craft fair will be held outdoors at Lincoln Park on Congress Street and Franklin Arterial, in Portland. The festival will run in the park, rain or shine. The Picnic Music+Arts Festival will feature clothing, jewelry, prints, accessories, bags, plush, stationery, photography, housewares, fine art, vintage goods and more. There will be live music and tasty food to enjoy all day. Spindleworks of Brunswick will have a booth among over 50 other crafters.

Life of the honey bee 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Life of the honey bee at Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray. “Learn about the industrious life of the honey bee, & the role of the beekeeper. Parts of the bee hive & beekeeping equipment will be on display, and experienced beekeepers will be available to answer your questions. A variety of delicious native Maine honey and other natural products from the hive will be on sale.” or

Annual ChiliFest in Wells 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maine State Contests and Peoples Choice. Join the competition or judge for yourself. Music, vendors, crafters, and more. Tasting kits available. Free parking and admission. Wells Jr. High School, (1470 Post Road) Wells.

New Faces Outdoor Art Exhibit noon to 5 p.m. The public is invited to a New Faces Outdoor Art Exhibit featuring New England artists who are not known to the gallery-hopping public. A diverse group of artists will set up shop with tables and easels in Monument Square in downtown Portland. For many of these artists this will be their first time exhibiting in public and for others, while they’ve had exhibition experience, this will be their first time to show their work in Portland. This one-day show is the brainchild of Evan T. Gilbert, a Nobleboro, Maine artist. Gilbert and his sister Jessica, also an artist, are raising the funds for this event themselves through a variety of sources including bake sales, Indie-A-Go-Go on line donations and sponsorships. Gilbert is a graduate of Lincoln Academy. He promises the work will run the gamut from traditional to digital media. Participating artists include Ann Tracy,, who has returned to her native New England from a 25-plusyear sojourn in the west; Emily Hefferon; Michael Farley; Adam Jacob Cram,;Jessica Lauren Lipton, http://www.facebook. com/pages/Pop-Killed-Culture/114631571929670; Rachel Helen Alexandrou; Joyce Wong,; Aura Ever,; Michael Farley; Mya Blue Elliot; and Adam Drisko.

Gallery Talk at the PMA, Portraits 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Join docents for casual and informative discussions of works in the Portland Museum of Art, Saturdays at 1 p.m. “Portraits in the Permanent Collection by Sy Epstein.” Free with museum admission.

‘Dave Astor Show Visits Jordan’s Meats’ 2 p.m. Join Maine Historical Society for a screening of the only remaining episode of “The Dave Astor Show,” one of Maine’s best-loved homegrown television shows. The pro-

The Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, at the new Brunswick Executive Airport at Brunswick Landing, starts today at 4 p.m.; and gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (COURTESY PHOTO) gram, which aired on Saturday afternoons from 1956-1971, featured students from area high schools performing dance routines and other productions. “The Dave Astor Show, Maine’s own American Bandstand, quickly became a teenage phenomenon, a fixture in numerous homes, and provided invaluable training and experiences for the students who participated. In this episode, recorded in 1962, Dave and his students help celebrate the opening of the new Jordan’s Meats plant in Portland with song, dance, and lots of fun. (60 minutes).” Saturdays at 2 p.m. in July and August, remaining screenings, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. Included with Museum admission: $8 Adult, $7 Students and Seniors, $2 Children, Members free.

The Kevin Brady Memorial Alumni Soccer Game 5 p.m. The Kevin Brady Memorial Alumni Soccer Game (“Alumni Game”) is an annual event created in loving memory of Kevin Brady. The Alumni Game is celebrating its 11th Anniversary on Aug. 27. The Alumni Game is hosted by the Cape Elizabeth Boosters to raise money for the Kevin Brady Spirit Award/Scholarship. Each year, the CEHS Men’s Varsity Soccer Team plays the CEHS Alumni battle on the newly dedicated Hannaford Field at Cape Elizabeth High School. The game is always well-attended by CEHS Alumni, community members, and supporters of the CEHS Soccer Program. The 2011 schedule is as follows: 5 p.m.: Women’s Alumni vs. Women’s Varsity; 6:30 p.m.: CE Youth Parade & Festivities; 7:30 p.m.: Men’s Alumni vs. Men’s Varsity.

Finale of ‘The Wiz’ 7:30 p.m. Finale of “The Wiz” at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, which plays all week at 7:30 p.m. nightly. “‘The Wiz’ is a Tony Award-winning musical that follows the well-known tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion as they travel through the Land of Oz, but it adds a dazzling and lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music made popular in the 1970s. This show is a mysterious, opulent and fancily journey that follows a beloved story of courage, brains, heart and home.” Pickard Theatre, Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. 725-8769.

‘Passion of the Hausfrau’ finale 7:30 p.m. Finale of “Passion of the Hausfrau” at Freeport Factory Stage, which plays all week at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. through Sat. “A one-woman show that combines comedy, innovative projections, and music in portraying the hilarious misadventures of a Portland mom who discovers that the rollercoaster ride of raising young kids is actually the path to creating her own masterpiece.” Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Birdie Googins at Lucid Stage 8 p.m. Birdie Googins: Maine’s Only Supermodel and Possible Future Queen at Lucid Stage. “Birdie is also a well known and respected television personality who has received rave reviews from outdoor sportsmen who marvel at the rugged outdoor skills of such a glamorous and famous model. In addition to being wildly popu-

lar, Ms. Googins has wicked funny sense of humor.” www.

Sunday, Aug. 28 Operation Starlight Commemorative Rifle Match 8 a.m. Operation Starlight Commemorative Rifle Match. Scarborough Fish & Game Association will commemorate “Operation Starlight,” which was the first major battle of the Vietnam War, on resulting in the loss of nearly 700 Vietcong at the cost of 45 dead and 200 wounded U.S. soldiers. “This operation was launched because we had intelligence that the Vietcong were ready to attack the Marine base at Chu Lai. This rifle match is held every year as near to the actual anniversary date (August 18, 1965) as possible to honor those who served and died in this historic battle some fortysix years ago.” At Scarborough Fish & Game Association, 70 Holmes Road (across from Beech Ridge Speedway). Awards to be given to top three shooters. For details, contact Dave Blouin, 767-2464, or

Did Lincoln Really…..? at Fifth Maine 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast by the Sea, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. $7 adult, $4 child under 10. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of blueberry or buttermilk pancakes, eggs, ham, baked beans, watermelon, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting by the sea.For more information call 766-3330 or email

Free Family Play Time at Children’s Museum 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. This admission-free play time is open to the public and brought to you by the National Children’s Study in partnership with PROP’s Parkside Neighborhood Center, the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine and Catholic Charities of Maine. For more information about this event or the National Children’s Study call 662-1675.

Storytelling Celebration: Ramadan 2 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. “Do you know the story of Ramadan? Join us for a special program in which we’ll explore this Muslim holiday through storytelling, costumes, food tasting and more! Funding for this program generously provided by the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.” Also Aug. 31. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine.

‘Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington’ 4 p.m. A special performance in Southern Maine of the play “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” will be held at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center in Portland to benefit the American Heart Association. “This one-woman show provides an intimate look into the life and times of Margaret Chase Smith. It tells of her journey from humble beginnings in Skowhegan, Maine, to a position of power and respect as the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.” see next page

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Rooftop Film: ‘The Karate Kid’ 9 p.m. Spring Street Parking Garage, 45 Spring St., Portland. MENSK is pleased to announce a rooftop screening of ‘The Karate Kid.’ The public is invited to the top level of the Spring Street parking garage in Portland for a screening of ‘The Karate Kid.’ The film begins around sunset, (or by 9 p.m.) Bring your own lawn chair, blankets and snacks. Enter at 45 Spring Street. A free event, hosted by MENSK. Sponsored by Coffee By Design.” Weather dependent. For more information, visit

Monday, Aug. 29 Mostly Maine acrylic paintings on canvas 10 a.m. Mostly Maine acrylic paintings on canvas by Betsy Elliman, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, Aug. 29 – Sept. 30. Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 10-5; Tues & Wed 10 – 8 p.m. “Portland painter, Betsy Elliman, captures charming glimpses of Maine in richly textured, vibrantly colored canvases. Her paintings of seascapes and flowers, landscapes and barns, cityscapes and houses will be on view at Yarmouth’s Merrill Memorial Library during the month of September.” Ann Jordan, 846-9768; Betsy Elliman, 400-6871;; Merrill Memorial Library, 846-4763;

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Maine Reapportionment Commission 9 a.m. Originally scheduled meeting for next Monday has been rescheduled to Tuesday due to anticipated inclement weather of Hurricane Irene. Legislative Council Chambers, Maine State House, Augusta.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 Free Seminar, Annuities and Your Retirement 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free seminar hosted by Seth Cheikin, AAMS, Financial Advisor. “You’ll learn about the different types of annuities and how the right one can help alleviate the impact of some retirement-related uncertainties. Join us at Edward Jones, 251 U.S. Rte. 1, Falmouth Shopping Center, second floor, Falmouth,” Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sept. 1 at 10 a.m., and Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. To reserve your place, call Carole Vreeland at 781-5057.

A Call to Remember, A Call to Action noon. The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Family Crisis Services and other local domestic violence programs across the state are coming together at noon Wednesday,

On Sunday, Sept. 11, 317 Main Street Community Music School presents HenryFest, an outdoor family-oriented music festival. The festival takes place at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Headliner Heather Masse is perhaps best known for her frequent appearances on American Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor and her work singing with the popular vocal trio, The Wailin’ Jennys. (COURTESY PHOTO) Aug. 31, to honor the memory of Maine’s recent domestic violence homicide victims. A Call to Remember, A Call to Action is a statewide effort by domestic violence projects to mourn the continued loss of lives and to raise awareness that together we can stop domestic violence. Throughout the state, people will gather at noon for an observance comprising tolling bells, interfaith prayers, a moment of silence and remarks from community leaders speaking about the actions we all can take to end domestic violence. Family Crisis Services, the local domestic violence project, will be holding its main event at noon Aug. 31 in Brunswick at the gazebo on the town green. Family Crisis Services has asked many faith-based communities and community buildings in the area to join in ringing their bells, including the First Parish Church in Brunswick, The Brunswick Area Interfaith Counsel and Bowdoin College. Churches in the Lakes Region are participating, including the First Congregational Church and St Peter’s Catholic Church in Bridgton, and Fryeburg’s

First Congregational Church. In greater Portland, the Irish Heritage Center, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church and others are coming together to help support this event. Call 1-866-834-4357 or visit the Family Crisis Services website at

Cumberland County Regional Communications Board 5 p.m. Cumberland County Regional Communications Board of Directors meeting on Long island. Agenda includes: Welcome aboard to the Town of Bridgton; ATV/ Snowmobile call type addition; Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy; CCRCC 2012 Budget

‘Remembering Union Station’ 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 50th anniversary of the demolition of the clock tower at Union Station will be remembered. Greater Portland Landmarks will host a “Remembering Union Station” event at 93 High St. “Portland’s historic Union Station Clock Tower was demolished on August 31, 1961 to make way for a strip shopping center. This dramatic loss was a turning point in inspiring Portland’s historic preservation movement and the founding of Greater Portland Landmarks, which was incorporated in 1964. The clock face from the tower was saved, and is now located in Congress Square,” reports PreserveNet (www.preservenet.

Thursday, Sept. 1 USM Welcome Husky Fest 2011 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lawn between Payson Smith and Luther Bonney Halls, Portland campus, University of Southern Maine. “Follow the paws to Husky Fest! USM’s largest event ... the 11th annual welcome kick-off party! FREE BBQ for all students! Live Music and activities! Campus departments, student organizations, and community vendors will all be present to help you get connected to the USM community! Rain location: Sullivan Gym, Portland Campus.” 228-8200

Ocean Avenue Elementary School holds grand opening ceremony

Falmouth American Legion Post No. 164 Commander Arthur Schade (left) and past commander Arthur Frederiksen are planning the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the tragedy of 9/11. The cerremony will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Legion hall, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. (COURTESY PHOTO)

4:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Ocean Avenue Elementary School will take place at the school, located at 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. The ceremony will include brief remarks by Mayor Nick Mavodones, Portland Superintendent James C. Morse, Sr., Portland School Board Chair Kate Snyder and Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman. Students, families, staff and community members are invited to attend. For more information, please call 874-8180. Students from the former Clifford Elementary School moved into Ocean Avenue Elementary School last February. Beginning in September, the school will fully open to students from the Back Cove neighborhood. see next page

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Friday, Sept. 2 Library of Congress traveling exhibition noon to 8 p.m. A special Library of Congress traveling exhibition — mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck — will visit Portland. “Gateway to Knowledge” will be in Portland on Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, and will be parked at Monument Square. The exhibit is free and open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. both days. For further information about the exhibit, visit

‘Curtain Up!’ in Congress Square. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Curtain Up!” showcases Portland’s theater community. Part of Sept. 2 Art Walk. The vitality and diversity of Portland’s theater community will be on display at “Curtain Up!,” an exciting preview of what Portland’s many theater companies will be offering during the 2011-12 theater season. The event will take place in Congress Square (at the corner of Congress and High Streets) on Friday, September 2, from 4:30om to 7:30pm p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walk. Theaters will perform brief excerpts from their shows to introduce themselves to Artwalkers, who will receive a Theater Sampler card including information about each company and ticket discounts. Curtain Up!” is being sponsored by the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA) and produced by Acorn Productions, AIRE (American Irish Repertory Ensemble) and Lucid Stage. “This is a great opportunity for people attending Art Walk to sample the terrific work that Portland theaters are doing,” said Michael Levine, Producing Director of Acorn Productions and lead producer of the event. “And it gives us, as a community, a chance to present a unified presence as a vital part of the arts scene in Portland.” Susan Reilly, Managing Director of AIRE, added, “We hope to reach out to different kinds of people interested in the arts who may not be regular theatergoers. And the Theater Sampler will be a handy take-away that prospective audience members can hold on to and use throughout the season. If all goes well this year, we hope to make this an annual event.” Participating theaters include Acorn, AIRE, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, Fenix Theater Company, Good Theater, Lucid Stage, New Edge Productions, Portland Playback Theater, Portland Stage Company, Snowlion Repertory Company and more!

First Friday Art Walk 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join PACA for a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) is a nonprofit organization with a mission of “Strengthening Portland by strengthening the Arts.”

Oliver at Maine Charitable Mechanic Association 5 p.m. For First Friday Art Walk, the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association library will be hosting local artist Jeffery Oliver, with drawings and underwater photography. The MCMA library is starting a book club that will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at noon; bring a sandwich, dessert coffee and tea provided. Bring a list of what books you would like to read and discuss. First Book Club meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the library. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, started in 1815 with 65 members, in 1859 built a landmark building on Congress Street where the membership library still exists today and is open to many public events.Library is open Tues., Wed. and Thurs, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., phone 773-8396

Mariah K. Brinton at the St. Lawrence 5 p.m. First Friday Art Walk opening at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. The St. Lawrence Arts Center is owned and operated by the nonprofit corporation Friends of the St. Lawrence. Parish Hall Theater, see the newest installation; Photographs by Mariah K. Brinton. Complimentary snacks and wine on hand. “Photographic exhibits range from San Francisco in 2004-2005, with her first solo show in December 2004, to the Netherlands, New York and Brooklyn. With a style formed by the time she spent as a teenager exploring the NYC streets with a 35mm Pentax in hand and her love of fashion, the combination is an aesthetic reminiscent of William Klein’s New York street work.”

First Friday Exhibit at Mayo Street 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Exhibit at Mayo Street Arts. Portraits, group show curated by MSA artist in residence Heidi Powell. Jim McGinley, Daniel Meiklejohn, Hillary White, Sonia Cook Broen, Baxter Long, Heidi Powell, Zoe Ryan-Humphrey, Jessica Beebe and Russell Ouellett. The opening is immediately followed by LIT. More info on all events at

Susan Elliot’s ‘Trees: In a Different Light’ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Artists’ Social for First Friday Art Walk at The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s. Exhibition through September. Gallery hours: Mon thru Fri, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 584 Congress St. 774 5948. “With a background

“Monster Storm Closes Monster Museum.” The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland will be closed on Sunday due to Hurricane Irene, curator Loren Coleman reported. The public should be mindful that weekend events may be affected by Hurricane Irene. Please check with event organizers before venturing out. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) in Natural Resources, a wellspring of humor, and rampant, joyous imagination, Maine tree artist Susan Elliot’s subjects are always the embodiment of one or more of these qualities. Narrowing her focus in 2008 to simply drawing trees, Elliot discovered that choosing a subject matter close to her heart immeasurably widened the range of her creativity.”

Prison Inmates Art Exhibit 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meg Perry, 644 Congress St., Portland. A First Friday Art Walk exhibit at Meg Perry Center will feature both visual and musical art produced by inmates from within correctional facilities throughout the state of Maine. “There will be visual arts items submitted by both adult prisoners from Maine Correctional Center, Two Bridges Regional Jail, and Maine State Prison, as well as from juveniles housed at Long Creek Youth Development Center. Items will range from sketches and paintings to wood crafts and quilts. Also on hand will be Guitar Doors — Instruments of Change, a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing music and music programming to those incarcerated. There will be CDs available and playing that are the original compositions and recordings from inmates at the same facilities and more.”

Indian Trail in the Peaks Island Land Preserve 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Indian Trail in the Peaks Island Land Preserve. “Join Ellen Mahoney, Island Institute Community Leadership Fellow, for a hike along the Indian Trail which weaves its way through the Parker Preserve on Peaks Island. Catch the 5:35 p.m. Ferry at Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, the tour starts right when you get to the dock at Peaks Island.”

Forgotten Wars at Sanctuary Tattoo 6 p.m. First Friday Art Walk opening, at Sanctuary Tattoo. “The collected crypto-historical works of Graham Meyer, Sarah Tarling Matzke and Christian Matzke chronicling the parallel antiquities of Forgotten Wars... The 1905 Invasion of Mars, and the 1913 Lantern Annexation of the Industrial Empire of the East. Featuring portraiture, artifacts and illustration curated in a museum-style exhibit. History is crafted; Speculation is an Art.” 31 Forest Ave.

Southworth Planetarium full dome shows 7 p.m. The Southworth Planetarium is offering full dome video planetarium shows starting on Sept. 2. “On Friday nights in September, we will have a Full Dome Double Feature at 7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. ‘Two Small Pieces of Glass’ is a program about the history and science of telescopes. How have telescopes enabled astronomers discover the outer Universe? From Galileo’s little scope to the Hubble Space Telescope, we’ve used optical equipment to study the cosmos and its myriad wonders. ‘IBEX’ is a new show about the probe which surveys the solar system’s outer edge. Where does the solar system end? What exotic objects lurk around its periphery? Join us as we explore the nether edge of our own planetary system. A full dome show is an total immersion experience. Both shows encompass the entire dome. As opposed to traditional programs in which both static and moving images appear at various locations, the Full Dome show is entirely digital video that covers all 360 degrees above the audience.” www.usm.

Portland Playback Theatre in the workplace 7:30 p.m. CTN5, 516 Congress St., right next to MECA, $5 at the door. Theme: What happened at work. “The workplace is an epicenter of everything from ego-ridden chains of command to secret, perilous office romances. It can be a playground of imagination and purpose, or a wasteland of meaningless drudgery. And after work, we let loose and tell stories - of what happened at work. Tell us a story from your workplace life and watch our team of improvisors immediately play it back! Or just come to watch! Now in its sixth year, Portland Playback Theatre puts five talented actors at your disposal to replay the stories of your life. Learn more at”

LIT at Mayo Street Arts 8 p.m. A literary happening curated by Portland poet and theater reviewer Megan Grumbling. This month’s theme for LIT is an exploration of the works of Brecht, and dovetails with Lorem Ipsum’s upcoming production of The Three Penny Opera at Apohadion Theater later in the month. $5-10 suggested donation.

Comedian Bob Marley at the Landing at Pine Point 8 p.m. “Our Labor day Weekend kickoff show is here again with the fabulous comic antics of Bob Marley. The Landing at Pine Point is recognized as kicking off the Labor Day weekend with a bang and what better way to do it than with the hilarious work of Mr. Marley.” The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Saturday, Sept. 3 Ride in memory of 9/11 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Two Wisconsin men on a motorcycle ride to honor military personnel and those affected by 9/11. “Despite a recent diagnosis of a brain aneuresym, Woody West of Wisconsin has organized a 17-state, 15-day ride to honor rescue workers and those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. During the ride, organized and joined by Terry Werdewitz, they will be stopping at the Pentagon, Ground Zero and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as well as visiting 19 local fire stations along the route as a part of the Remember Rally patch exchange. Woody is a Viet Nam Vet. They are inviting anyone along the way to join them in their Ride To Remember, whether for one mile or a hundred.” The ride will stop at the Portland Fire Department at 380 Congress St. in Portland.

Open House at the New Gloucester History Barn 9 a.m. to noon. The September Open House at the New Gloucester History Barn, Route 231 (behind the Town Hall), New Gloucester, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The special exhibit this month will be photos and artifacts related to New Gloucester schools. The exhibit of historic vehicles remains on display. Admission is free. see next page

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Irish genealogy/history roundtable 10 a.m. Irish genealogy/history roundtable at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. “Bring your lunch, genealogy, old photos, questions, etc. This is the center’s third monthly meeting of its kind. The MIHC will host a roundtable the first Saturday of every month.”


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10 a.m. The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park, is scheduled in a brand new location, Portland’s Payson Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the dog walk at 11 a.m. Each registrant will receive a gift for participating. There will be lots of fun festivities beginning at 10 am. There will be agility demonstrations, pet items for sale, raffles, rescue groups, adoptable dogs, animal communicators Sara Moore and Jailene Fontaine, Reiki demonstrations, micro-chipping and a host of other activities. Erin Ovalle from WMTW 8 is honorary MC and WGAN’s Dynamic Duo Ken and Mike will serve as judges for the Cool Canine Contest held after the walk. Prizes will be awarded to the team, child and adult with the highest dollar value in pledges. The proceeds will help provide food, shelter, emergency, and preventative veterinary care, as well as provide new beginnings for the more than 4,000 animals who come through the shelter’s doors each year. To celebrate the ARL’s 100th Anniversary, this year there will also be a 5K run which will precede the dog walk. The Furry Friends 5K will begin at 9 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.) and also be in Payson Park. To register and collect pledges for Paws in the Park or The Furry Friends 5K visit the ARL website at www.arlgp. org. To sponsor, become a vendor or ask a question contact the ARL Community Relations Director at lmcghee@ or call 854-9771, ext. 115.

New Gloucester Community Market 11 a.m. Filled with a diverse selection of local products, the New Gloucester Community Market will be premiering on Sunday, Sept. 4. Music, a barbecue and raffle will add to the festivities on opening day. The Market will set up shop at Thompson’s Orchard, 276 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. There you will find products such as vegetables, bread, jams and preserves, eggs and dairy, meat, plants, berries, herbs, soaps, alpaca yarn and wears, and more. The Market will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and is slated to run through the end of October. For more information, contact Noah Fralich, 232-1304, or

Portland Brew Festival, day two noon to 3:30 p.m. Portland Brew Festival at the Portland Company Complex. “2011 is the inaugural year for the Portland Brew Festival, what promises to become one of the jewels of summer in Maine. With three buildings for exhibitors, over 75 varieties of regional craft brews, homebrewing supplies and demonstrations, the best in food, local music how could it really get better? But we realize after 3 1/2 hours of tasting-sized samples and a whole head-load of beer education, you’ll likely want to get out and get friendly with a full-sized pint or two and see how some of your new favorites stand up to your favorite dishes. So we’re putting this whole craft beer-stravaganza right on the edges of Munjoy Hill and the Old Port where you can meander into town after the fact and get feel for these beers in a real-world context.” Organizers are partnering with Sail Maine, a local nonprofit supporting sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to benefit community boating through Sail Maine.

Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume I 7 p.m. Film screening with intro/talk by filmmaker Tim LaGasse $7, Mayo Street Arts. “Tim LaGasse is a renowned puppeteer and filmmaker and we are thrilled to have him join us for the first screening in the four-volume HMPD series produced by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry.” see next page

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Toys-for-Tots Car Show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Labor Day will be the third annual Toys-for-Tots Car Show at Portland Motor Club. It is a joint effort between all the car clubs in Maine (as opposed to being hosted by one group) and usually attracts a couple hundred classic and sports cars and hundreds more spectators. The show is a “cruise-in” car show format so that there is no preregistration or entry categories. Cars line up and attendees walk around and enjoy the cars, the people and the activities as well as get a peak inside Portland Motor Club. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will wrap up at 2 p.m. with a parade of cars heading out to an area ice cream shop. Cars are welcomed after 9 a.m. at Portland Motor Club which is located at 275 Presumpscot Street in Portland. This is a rain or shine event.

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Students return to schools 8:55 a.m. Classes will begin on Sept. 6 for students in first through 12th grade in the Portland Public Schools. Kindergartners will start school on Sept. 8. The normal daily schedule is: Elementary schools: 8:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.; middle schools: 8:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; high schools: 8 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.; West School: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS): Morning session — 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; afternoon session — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students are released one hour early on Wednesdays from October through May. The PATHS schedule on early release days is 8 to 10 a.m. (morning session) and 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (afternoon session). The Portland Public Schools has added five more instructional days for students this year, giving the district one of the longest school years in Maine. The additional days, spread throughout the year, were made possible by a new, three-year contract agreement between the district and the Portland Education Association (PEA). Teachers gave up one professional development day and two days of personal professional time. They also agreed to work two additional days at no cost to the district in order to have more time in the classroom with students.

Portland mayoral election gathering 7 p.m. The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland. (Just down from the Longfellow statue on the right, before Mercy Hospital.) The event will begin in our grand ballroom with a photo op featuring all 20 candidates; following that each candidate will be given two minutes to state why people should vote for them for mayor; following that the candidates will adjourn to individual tables with their names on them to host the public and the media for as long as they wish to; following that the candidates will be free to circulate throughout the mansion to interact with the public and the media.” No admission charge. Free parking at the rear of the building.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Mayoral Mixer and Fundraiser at Bayside Bowl 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayside Bowl 58 Alder St., Portland is hosting a mayoral mixer and fundraiser benefiting Preble Street Resource Center. Twelve of Portland’s mayoral candidates will be on hand, along with their bowling teams, to compete in the first Mayoral Mixer Bowling Tournament. Supporters of the candidates are encouraged to show their team spirit by making a donation to Preble Street. Additionally, Bayside Bowl has pledged 5 percent of all food and dining sales to Preble Street.

Southern Maine Children’s Chorus auditions 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Southern Maine Children’s Chorus is auditioning new members for its fall performance. Auditions will be held at Corthell Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. Auditioning singers grades 12 and younger have the option of singing a prepared song or a familiar song, such as “Happy Birthday.” The audition will also include singing back pitch patterns and a range check. The audition will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Some previous choral group experience is recommended. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings in Gorham. The University of Southern Maine School of Music administers this program, with support from Macy’s. Find more information on the School of Music and its community programs at To schedule an audition time, or for more information, contact Marshunda Smith at

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Unity of Greater Portland Hosts World Day of Prayer

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This September, the Portland Police Department will offer its Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training class. “R.A.D. provides women with the tools they need to both avoid dangerous situations and escape them. The course is specifically designed to help women survive situations in which their lives are in jeopardy. This class is open to all women, ages 13 and older, in the Greater Portland area who would like to develop real life defensive tools and tactics.” The Basic SelfDefense Course consists of a series of four classes and one scenario day. The class is scheduled for Sept. 6, 8, 13, and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon (registration deadline August 31). All classes must be attended to complete the course. The classes will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St. A donation of $25 for the course is suggested. All donations support the Amy St. Laurent Fund, which sponsors the R.A.D. training. Due to attendance issues, all donations must be paid prior to the first class (send checks to ASLF/PPD RAD Program, Portland Police Department, 109 Middle Street, Portland ME 04101). To sign up for the class or receive more information about Portland R.A.D., e-mail ppdrad@ or call 874-8643.

7 p.m. “Prayer is the most powerful instrument for change available in our world today. On Sept. 7 and 8, Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham, will host a series of special activities that will focus the consciousness of our community on the Annual World Day of Prayer (, a world-wide celebration affirming peace, abundance, and love on an individual and global level. This 18th annual event will involve people from 160 countries in a world-wide effort to uplift our world in shared prayer consciousness. This year’s theme is ‘Together We Shine, we are channels through which Spirit illumines the world.’” On Wednesday Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., Unity of Greater Portland will hold a service focused on Forgiveness, followed by a 24-hour prayer vigil. “The prayer vigil will end at 6 p.m. on Thursday followed by an hour of silence. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 will be the World Day of Prayer service which will feature prayers from many of the world’s religions. This service prepares the way for moving into a space of open heartedness so we can be the channel through which Spirit illuminates the world. After this service, we will conduct a spirit-filled candlelight walk of the Unity labyrinth.” For more information about Unity of Greater Portland or World

Day of Prayer please contact our church office at 893-1233 or visit

Friday, Sept. 9 The Black Frame Art Sale 5 p.m. The Black Frame Art Sale returns to Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall in Portland for its eighth annual show, which features more than 150 works from 34 Maine artists all priced at $200. Doors open and sales begin at exactly 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Art collectors appreciate this show for its value and regularly form a line outside the door (even in the rain) ahead of the 5 p.m. opening in order to get first dibs on the artwork. The show features well-known and emerging Maine artists selected to participate in the show by a curatorial committee. Artists in this year’s show include Marsha Donahue, Lindsay Hancock, Daniel Minter, Caren-Marie Michel, and Matt Welch. All the works in the show measure 10-inches by 10-inches, are custom framed in identical black wooden frames and sell for $200. Work is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The nonprofit Bayside Neighborhood Association hosts the event and splits all sales with the artists. The money raised by the Bayside Neighborhood Association is used to support children’s art programs, neighborhood clean-ups, the community garden, an annual health fair and other community activities in this diverse downtown neighborhood. For more information visit www. or call 332-0253.

Great Gatsby Jazz Age Lawn Party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 2011 Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Designers’ Show House, 149 Western Promenade, will be held in a stunning 1920s stone and slate Tudor. In the spirit of the era, the PSO will host a Great Gatsby Jazz Age Lawn Party as its preview event on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets to attend are $100 per person and are available through the PSO office at 773-6128 ext. 311 or by email, For more information, visit the PSO Designers’ Show House page. The PSO also offers Patron Tickets for $250, which include the Gala Party and unlimited access to the Show House and all special events. Seventeen area designers have been working on the Designers’ Show House for nearly five weeks to completely redesign this historic and architecturally significant Portland-area home. The Gatsby Jazz Age Party is the only opportunity to see the completed house before it opens to the public with tours on Sept. 10. Admission to the Show House from Sept. 10-Oct. 2 is $25 per person or $20 if purchased by Sept. 8. Tickets are available through PortTIX, 842-0800 or Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. For tickets to the special events, visit

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‘Unnecessary Farce!!’ 7:30 p.m. The comedy “Unnecessary Farce!!” Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114), in Standish, 7.5 miles north of Gorham center. The show will only run for 3 weekends starting on Friday, Sept. 9. Friday and Saturday performances will rock the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m. But tickets will go fast for this one, so make your reservations early. Ticket prices are $10 for students and seniors — $12 for adults. Make your reservations soon by calling 642-3743 or online at

Saturday, Sept. 10 Bonny Eagle Flea Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date 9/17, at B E Middle School parking lot, corner of Rt. 22 & Rt. 35, Buxton. Tablespaces $10 or 5 for $40. New school clothes and shoes $1-$2, antiques, toys, books, etc. Baked goods, drinks, snacks & lunch available. Call Karen at 692-2989 FMI or to reserve tablespace. (83 tables in 2010) BEHS scholarship fundraiser.

of America’s top antiques dealers. Remick Barn, Rte 1A & Lindsey Road, York. Sept. 10-11. The $10 admission includes a two-day ticket to experience the Museums of Old York. Free parking is available on-site. Old York Historical Society.

Walking Tour of Historic Stroudwater 10:30 a.m. to noon. Greater Portland Landmarks presents: A Special Walking Tour of Historic Stroudwater. “Visit what was once a thriving town, a city almost. See what remains, the beautiful river, the bank of the once famous waterfront, the sites of some of the businesses, homes of the leaders, graves of a few, and hear the stories of the pine mast trade.” Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 17. Meet outside the Means House (at the Tate House Museum), 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Ticket price: Advance ticket purchase only. Members $10, non-members: $15. For more information and reservations please call: 774-5561, ext. 104; e-mail:; online ticket sales at

Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Craft and vendor fair. Northfield Green, 147 Allen Ave., Portland. Crafters and many vendors, Avon, Pampered Chef, tupperware, Scentsy Stanley Products, bake sale. Breakfast sandwiches and lunch. For more information, call 797-2509.

noon to 3 p.m. Support a local nonprofit ( by creating a masterpiece in the sand at the third annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest. Come join the fun as Scarborough’s Pine Point Beach is transformed into a menagerie of imaginative sculptures. Birth Roots hosts this relaxed, family-friendly event every September where sand-sculptors of any skill level come together for some friendly competition and outdoor fun. “If you can dig, you can sculpt...” The event is both a community-builder and a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center of Portland.

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland. Stop by Lucid Stage this weekend and enjoy local artists and artisans work. They will be selling everything from painting and sculpture to knitwear and t-shirts. We’ll also have caricatures by Ed King, chair massage, and live music!

United Maine Craftsmen’s Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts in Westbrook 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A show and sale of unique handcrafted products made by 100 Maine Artisans, on the grounds of Smiling Hill Farm. Ample Free Parking, Food Vendors, Rain or Shine. Admission $2. Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road, Westbrook.

23rd annual Summer Solstice Craft Show in Wells 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The best of Traditional, Country and Contemporary arts and crafts featuring herbs and everlastings, jewelry, pottery, graphics, folk art, photography, stained glass and more. You will meet 70 of New Englands finest artisans. Musical entertainment by John Tercyak. Gourmet food available. Look for our tall flags and come enjoy the day.” Wells Elementary School. Also Sunday.

Auditions for ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roles for ages 10-90; also need a drummer and a bass player. Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Standish.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Portland author Elizabeth Miles will be at the Scarborough Bull Moose to sign her first Young Adult novel, “Fury.” “Fury” will be released on Aug. 30 and is the first in a trilogy about a small Maine town that has been targeted by the mythical Furies: beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes deadly agents of revenge. “Miles sets the stage for a page-turning Young Adult saga; a girl has a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, a seemingly perfect boy has done something cruel. Set in the small fictional town of Ascension, Maine, in the dead of winter, the furies will rise, and as the series tagline says, ‘sometimes sorry isn’t enough.’ Early reviewers have called ‘Fury’ ‘achingly gorgeous,’ ‘a fresh dark twist on paranormal,’ and Kirkus Reviews wrote, ‘The furies are reinvented in eerie modern form, wreaking havoc in the lives of a group of teens … in this spine-prickling debut….’” Miles is a resident of Portland and writes for the Portland Phoenix. She has won several awards from the New England Press Association and was nominated for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award. Miles serves on the board of trustees of Portland Players, a community theater. More about the author and the planned series can be found at http://thefuryseries. com. The next two books are titled “Envy” and “Eternity.”

Sunday, Sept. 11

York Antiques Week

Southern Maine ‘Race for the Cure’

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Antiques Show will feature 18-20

8:45 a.m. to noon. Southern Maine “Race for the Cure”

Festival to be held on Baxter Boulevard from Preble Street to Bates Street and all of Payson Park including Dyer’s Flat parking area. 7:30 a.m., Registration opens; 8:45 a.m., ceremony in honor of Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary; 9 a.m., Survivor Ceremony; 9:30 a.m., Registration Closes; 9:45 a.m., Group Warm-up; 10 a.m., 5K Run/Walk Start; 10:15 a.m., 1K Fun Run/Walk Start. There will be no awards ceremony. Top runners in each age division, top survivor runners and top fundraisers will be announced on this website and prizes will be mailed. Participants who wish to register in person or pick up their T-shirt and bib prior to the Race may do so in advance at Maine Running Company, 563 Forest Ave. 2627117; or

HenryFest outdoor music festival noon to 7 p.m. 317 Main Street Community Music School presents HenryFest, an outdoor family-oriented music festival. The festival takes place at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. In the event of rain, the festival will move to the Merriconeag Waldorf School on Desert Road in Freeport. The groups performing include Heather Masse, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Quartet featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy, Steve Roy & Joe Walsh, the Jerks of Grass, the 317 Main Street Student Ensembles, and Local Circus. Several of the groups feature members of the teaching staff at the music school, as well as two ensembles featuring the school’s students. The fun includes the legendary 317 Pie Table (fresh pies provided by members of the 317 community!); a Kid’s Area including toys provided by Island Treasure Toys in Yarmouth, facepainting, and a Story Corner; Food Vendors including Brunswick’s El Camino and Mr. Sippy’s Old Fashioned Hickory-Fired Barbecue, a bonfire, and or course, great music all day long! $20 for individuals, $35 for family ticket; all ages, tickets at gate.

American Legion Post No. 164 9/11 event 2 p.m. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, American Legion Post No. 164 in Falmouth plans a special ceremony at the post, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. News anchor Kim Block will emcee. The National Anthem and other patriotic songs will be presented by the Downeasters Chorus. The congressional delegation, governor, state legislators, local dignitaries and first responders have been invited to participate. 781-4709

Sept. 11 event in Old Orchard Beach 6 p.m. The Salvation Army, Church and Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach, presents “a time to remember those who lost their lives and families during that tragic day and to give thanks for those who serve us today, protecting us — Police, Fire, Emergency Personnel.”

Time for Light Event at Back Cove 6 p.m. An event will surround Back Cove, Portland, with people after 6 p.m. “Mainers will gather at Back Cove in Portland on the evening of September 11 to ring it with light, for a different world — one of enlightenment! We’ll go to Back Cove at 6 p.m., and turn on flashlights at 7:30 (half an hour after sunset). This will represent a future of positive thinking and acting, instead of the fear and anger of the last 10 years. It’s time to end ten years of policies driving by fear and time to light the way toward positive directions and constructive use of our people and resources. ... For the necessary challenge to save the environment.”

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, August 27, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, August 27, 2011