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News of Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport and Chebeague

Vol. 26, No. 2

Talks continue for Freeport soccer complex By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Town Council Chairman Jim Cassida on Tuesday said negotiations for an indoor soccer arena in a residential neighborhood will

continue, even though the Planning Board rejected the proposal and a neighborhood coalition is against it. Cassida said the final decision rests with the council.

His comments came during a workshop attended by approximately 75 people at Freeport Community Center. Cassida said the Topshambased nonprofit, Seacoast Unit-

ed, is also investigating other options to decide if it wants to continue talking with the council about developing this property, or moving the project. If Seacoast determines there is

not another viable spot in town to place the dome, “and they want to pursue that particular parcel again, they would come back to the council and have

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Gun club gets permits, reopens all ranges

ronmental Protection said the federal data is of limited utility without a more comprehensive understanding of the health and environmental risks associated with toxic chemical releases.

By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has reopened after making safety improvements on all of its ranges. The club’s four ranges were shut down last spring after police and town inspectors discovered safety violations, including berms that were not high enough to stop bullets from going onto neighboring properties. “They’ve done an outstanding job meeting all the safety standards a range should have,” Police Chief Edward Tolan said Monday. Tolan said he issued the permits for the club’s two pistol ranges on Friday, Jan. 6, and the rifle range on Monday, Jan. 9. The trap range was permitted to reopen in October 2011. “Everyone’s very excited about it,” said club President James Conrad. He said he was headed to the rifle range Monday to shoot there for the first time in nearly a year. In addition to earthen berms at the heights recommended by the National Rifle Association, the ranges all include concrete side barriers to prevent bullets from leaving the club’s property. Conrad said the club at 293 Gray Road could have asked its roughly 300 members to pay for the improvements, but that instead they relied on private donations, loans and fundraising. He said the club leadership

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Chief Byron “Pat” Fairbanks will retire in February after serving 55 years as a firefighter in Cumberland, Falmouth, Portland and Yarmouth. He has been the Yarmouth Fire Department chief since 1996. The department will host an open house to honor him on Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Road Fire Station.

Yarmouth’s only full-time chief retiring after 55 years By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Fire Department Chief Byron “Pat” Fairbanks has seen it all. He has made hard decisions, saved lives, trained thousands of people, lost coworkers and now, at 68, is

ready to spend uninterrupted time with his wife Patricia and his family. Fairbanks, who has been a career firefighter for 55 years, will retire on Feb. 3. He started his career as a junior firefighter in

Cumberland in 1957, when he was a freshman at Greely High School. He served in the military after high school and when he returned, found work in the Portland Fire Department. In 1975 he moved to the Yarmouth Fire

Department and in 1996 was appointed chief. He is the only full-time chief the town has ever had. “I am fortunate to have worked with a lot of good See page 25

Economic recovery blamed for rising toxic emissions By Emily Guerin PORTLAND — Oil terminals in South Portland, a ship manufacturer in Brunswick and a semiconductor fabricator in Portland are among Cumberland County’s largest emitters of toxic chemicals, according to new

data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory monitors the quantity of toxic chemicals released into the environment by 84 companies in Maine. The latest data shows that 9.6 million pounds of chem-

icals were released in Maine in 2010 – an increase of 11 percent over the previous year. Emissions in New England dropped during the same time period by about 1 percent. But representatives from the Maine Department of Envi-

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By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — If there’s one thing to be learned by reading old newspapers, it’s that times may change, but often the news stays the same. The first issue of the Falmouth Forecaster, published Oct. 23, 1986, had a front-page story about installing a townrun swimming pool. The debate has been reopened several times in the last 25 years, and came up again during the “town center” bond proposal last year, even though that bond did not include a proposal for a pool. Now, interested readers can find all those stories in one public place: The Falmouth Memorial Library’s Forecaster index. “This is just an index. It helps you find a date and page, but then you have to go look at the actual newspaper,” said former library Director Lyn Sudlow, who retired two weeks ago, but is still at the library to “tie up loose ends.” Library volunteer Dolores Rimkunas has been creating the index one day a week for the past 10 years, entering headlines, date, bylines, sections, pages and other identifying information for every article published through 2003.

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When The Forecaster first started, in 1986, it was printed twice a month in black and white, and was mailed to all Falmouth residents. Over the years, the paper has grown to include four editions and a website that cover 14 cities and towns from Scarborough to Bath. It is no longer mailed to Falmouth residents, but it is still free and available at many area businesses. All the articles that Rimkunas has entered are already searchable online, at falmouthmemoriallibrary.org/forecasterindex. As they are entered, they are immediately available to search. Sudlow said she would like to make scans of the actual pages of The Forecaster available online, but that, for right now, the index is all the library is able to do. The library has 1986-1999 scanned and burned onto CDs and on microfilm, which was paid for in 2000 by a grant from the Maine State Library, matched by The Forecaster and other donors. The scans and microfilm are available for patrons to view in the library. There are also the physical copies,

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Former Falmouth Memorial Library Director Lyn Sudlow, who retired two weeks ago, points out the library’s archive of The Forecaster, stored in the old section of the library on Depot Road. Ten years ago the library began a newspaper indexing project, which is now available to search online.

which are stored in the old section of the library. Only a few editions are missing, which Sudlow said are available in the scanned version because the Yarmouth Historical Society provided copies for scanning.

“Falmouth doesn’t really have a good history book, so I thought that this was a project the library could take on,” Sudlow said.

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Falmouth near decision on winning bid for school properties By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — After several meetings in executive session, the Town Council is nearly ready to announce a winning bid for two school properties on Lunt Road. The Lunt and Plummer-Motz properties were put on the market in August 2011 after voters in June rejected a $5 million bond that would have moved Falmouth Memorial Library to the Lunt School, made Plummer available for lease and converted Motz to a community center.

The announcement of the winning bid was initially scheduled for Tuesday, but was delayed after another council executive session Monday night. “Tonight the council requested staff work out several additional details, which will require consultation with the town attorney,” Theo Holtwijk, the town’s director of long-range planning, said in an email Monday night. The announcement of the winner was rescheduled for next week and a public

Council OKs residency rules for sex offenders, mooring wait-list fees By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Sex offenders convicted of raping or molesting children can no longer move into homes near town schools or playgrounds. The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that prohibits convicted child molesters from moving into homes within 750 feet of schools or municipally owned playgrounds. The council also supported a change in the way the town handles the waiting list for boat moorings at Town Landing. The sex offender ordinance was introduced last year by Police Chief Edward

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Tolan to take advantage of a state law that allows towns to make these kinds of restrictions. Tolan previously said state law prohibits requiring sex offenders to live further than 750 feet because “some towns were going overboard, saying sex offenders couldn’t live within five miles of a school,” which basically made it impossible for them to live in the town at all. Tolan said Falmouth does not have any sex offenders living within the restricted

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hearing to listen to residents’ comments on the winning bid is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 23. While the decision about what to do with the two school properties has been a divisive one, Town Manager Nathan Poore said he is confident the council will reach consensus on the winning bid. While Poore would not say how many bids the town has received, two different bidders have come forward with information about their bids. OceanView, a retirement facility that neighbors the school properties, submitted at least two bids for the buildings and has expressed interest in having a community center on or near the property for its residents to utilize. Also, Redfern North Atlantic presented a plan for a mixed-use project that would convert some of the buildings to residences, others to retail and commercial uses, and establish a “Town Green,” where events and farmers markets could be held. The company’s bid, announced in No-

vember, includes spending $13 million to build a small deli and farmers market; would convert the Plummer building to an office building; provide the town the option of using the Motz building as a community center; create a town green that could later be deeded back to the town; an apartment building, townhouses and single-family homes. Developers Jonathan Culley and Jed Harris, both of Falmouth, would not say at the time how much they offered the town for the properties. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst. OVERSTOCKS • CLOSEOUTS • SURPLUS • CASE DISCOUNTS

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North Yarmouth school options could be ready next month Petition drive to leave SAD 51 continues

By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — A task force could make recommendations next month about the future of North Yarmouth Memorial School. Mark Girard, chairman of the School Administrative District 51 task force, said last week that the group is still looking at several options, including whether to build a new school, renovate the existing nearly 36-year-old structure, or do nothing. He said next month is the soonest the task force will have a recommendation, or recommendations, for the School Board. Meanwhile, former North Yarmouth Selectman Mark Verrill continues to collect petition signatures for the town’s withdrawal from SAD 51. He advocates maintaining a school in North Yarmouth, which formed SAD 51 with Cumberland in 1966. As a church deacon, and a selectman from 2008-2011, Verrill in November said he has seen many people struggle to pay their property taxes. He said he hopes leaving the school district will achieve a “significant reduction” in property taxes, improve the quality of education at lower cost, and preserve North Yarmouth’s rural

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character by curbing growth. Verrill noted that according to 2009 statistics, Cumberland’s median annual household income was about $84,000, while North Yarmouth’s was just more than $61,000 – a “marriage” he believes North Yarmouth cannot afford. Sixty-six percent of students who live in the district are from Cumberland, while 34 percent live in North Yarmouth. Cumberland bears 71.3 percent of the school district tax assessment, while North Yarmouth bears 28.7 percent of the assessment. The withdrawal petition must have at least 208 valid North Yarmouth signatures – 10 percent of the number of residents who voted in the last gubernatorial election. Maine Department of Education spokesman David Connerty-Marin has said there is no time limit or deadline for the collection of signatures. Verrill, who started collecting signatures last November, said last week that he has gathered 182 so far, and that he does not plan to stop at 208. “I hope, with time being on my side, to knock on pretty much every door in town between now and July, and (gather) as

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many signatures as I can,” he said. Once the required signatures are gathered, the question of whether to begin the withdrawal process would go to referendum in North Yarmouth and require a majority vote. Verrill said he plans to submit the signatures for validation around July 1 and hopes to see the referendum question on the November general election ballot.

“I want a higher voter turnout,” Verrill said. “That’s the bottom line.” If the referendum is approved, negotiations would begin between North Yarmouth and SAD 51. A negotiated withdrawal plan would then go back to North Yarmouth and require approval by two-thirds of voters. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

Falmouth, Brunswick natural resource projects receive funds By Alex Lear AUGUSTA — Projects in Falmouth, Brunswick and Topsham are among 17 benefitting from a total $2.4 million in natural resource awards. The awards – for restoration, enhancement or preservation of wetlands and other habitats throughout Maine – were announced Monday by the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program. That program is administered by The Nature Conservancy in collaboration with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Falmouth was awarded nearly $183,000 for the purchase of an 87-acre Mast Road

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property that is part of the headwaters of Suckfish Brook, according to Alex Mas of The Nature Conservancy. The town will own and manage the parcel, and it plans to use some of the award to restore a road on the property that is heavily eroded and has caused problems for the wetlands, Mas said. A Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife project on Maquoit Stream in Brunswick, which received $425,000, will restore a wetland habitat for migratory fish and salt marsh sparrow – a Maine Species of Special Concern – and other birds. A small earthen dam will be removed and a natural stream channel and more than 10 acres of wetlands will be re-established. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust was awarded $70,000 toward the purchase of 150 acres on Bradley Pond Road in Topsham. “It’s a significantly wooded parcel with a lot of great wetland habitat, and it’s been idenitifed as priority by the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the land trust is planning to manage it as a preserve,” Mas said. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Cumberland paves 12-year-plan for road improvements By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The town has mapped out a 12-year plan to improve and maintain its roads. The plan, created by Public Services Director Chris Bolduc with his administrative assistant, Laura Neleski, was presented Monday to the Town Council. “We haven’t had a comprehensive plan for pavement management that was realistic, was fundable and that we could get to in a short period of time,” Town Manager Bill Shane said. “Absent a plan, we could say that we needed to pave seven miles a year of road. But how do we get there? How do we fund that? What does that look like?” He called the plan one of “pavement preservation,” noting that “we’re really in a critical place right now with our infrastructure that we can probably hold it together for 12 more years without it just totally getting to a point where it’s going to all need reconstruction.” Recent major road improvement projects on Range Road and Route 88 each cost $4 million. Similar endeavors would instantly wipe out a pavement budget, Shane said. “It’s not a sustainable approach to pavement management,” he said. “So what you try to do is preserve what you have, and then pick and choose ... every three, four years, try to do another (reconstruction) project. Eventually, it takes a really long time, but at least your high-traveled roads in your community are being brought to a standard that’s acceptable to the community.”

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Road are likely the next two candidates for reconstruction. “There are issues everywhere,” he said. “But the ... largest category of roads that we’ve had a challenge with has been neighborhoods roads: the subdivision roads that were put in 30, 40, 50 years ago that never had anything done to them, and that’s not good. I’ve got better grass on some of the roads we have than on my lawn.” The plan calls for this summer to be a ramp-up year, with about $410,000 to be spent. Next summer would see about $614,000 in improvements in the first year of the 12-year plan, and then $800,000 through 2024. “We’ve got our handle around a good plan,” Shane said. “The issue, obviously, is money. ... You have to do it in a way that it doesn’t burden the taxpayers to a point where they just say ‘we don’t want to do this.’” Cumberland currently funds about $100,000 to $200,000 a year in road paving. “We need to get to $800,000 a year to basically get into a sustainable road

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network,” Shane said. The cycle would start again after the first 12 years. This summer will see improvements to Greely and Middle roads, as well as to Friar Lane, which is between those two roads. “The first year, we want to try to hit our major complaint roads without spending a ton of money,” Bolduc said. “The Band-Aid we’re planning on putting on them this summer is ... really just to kind of improve rideability and give it a riding surface that is okay,” Shane said. “It won’t do anything really structurally for the road.” Bolduc noted that Greely and Middle roads would be addressed again in the coming years. “They’ll come back for maybe even another maintenance coat or actually some drainage, and maybe some better repairs, within five years,” he said. “Or until we can get the money ... to bond them and repair them correctly.”

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“If you have a $1 million project, they try to do a 50 percent match,” Bolduc said, noting that while part of Blanchard Road has been improved, the piece from the Fairgrounds to Skillins Road still needs about $1 million worth of work.

Cumberland would have to take over all maintenance of that road, but the town already handles a lot of maintenance there, he said.

“Unlike Route 88, where we paid $4 million and got no match, this would be a 50-50 match,” Shane said. “We’re going to be sharing that with the council during the budget process.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Events to mark annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day By Amber Cronin PORTLAND — Several events in greater Portland will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, including a March for Justice, a performance of one of King’s sermons and a gospel concert. The holiday, always the third Monday of January, falls this year on Jan. 16. It celebrates the life of the slain civil rights leader, who said he wanted to be remembered not as a man with hundreds of awards, but as a man who lived his life serving others and acted as a “drum major for justice.” The March for Justice, sponsored by the Portland branch of the NAACP, is intended to promote economic change. It will take place Jan. 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m., starting at the Preble Street Resource Center with a discussion on

poverty and the desire to adopt an “Economic Bill of Rights.” Following the discussion, participants will march toward Portland City Hall with Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and other local civic and faith leaders. The Portland NAACP will also sponsor a gospel concert and the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration at the Holiday Inn By The Bay on Spring Street on Jan. 16 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The breakfast will feature University of New England students leading a program on the importance of living a healthy life in order to reach one’s fullest potential. On Sunday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., Batimbo Beat and students from the UNE will perform a music and gospel concert at Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St.;

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USM economist issues pessimistic forecast for 2012 By Mario Moretto PORTLAND — A sustained economic recovery is at least a year away, according to University of Southern Maine economist Charles Colgan. Colgan gave his economic forecast for the year on Tuesday morning. The presentation is an annual tradition at USM, where he is a professor of public policy and management and chairman of the school’s community Colgan planning and development program. Colgan has also served as Maine state economist and headed the state economic forecasting commission. Colgan presented his forecast at the Hannaford Lecture Hall to about 300 members of USM Corporate Partners, a group of 100 businesses formed to support partnerships with the state university. In each year since the housing collapse and recession in 2008, Colgan seen some light at the end of the tunnel. All his projections have included the beginning of a sustained recovery. Until now. Colgan said the case for pessimism is strong, convincing him to downgrade his forecast for the first time. While new claims for unemployment compensation have steadily declined since 2009, the average unemployed person today has been out of work for 40 weeks, Colgan said. In 2007, it was only 15 weeks. “Until (the long-term unemployed) number comes down, we can’t say there’s a recovery,” he said.

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Plus, the percentage of people who are employed seems to have plateaued at 59 percent, down about 5 points from prerecession levels. Income growth is weak and too narrowly distributed, Colgan said. Much of the growth in income has come to the top 1 percent of Americans, he said, with everyone under the 80th percentile looking at barely any growth at all over the past 30 years. That’s a problem, he said, because the top 1 percent can’t spend their money fast enough to spur recovery. Compounding that problem is that the value of the U.S. housing market has fallen $8 trillion, from $14.6 trillion in 2006 to $6.3 trillion in 2010, Colgan said. Up until the recession, consumption was spurred by rising home equity and credit card debt, neither of which are working to pad the average American’s pockets today. “Something aside from home equity and credit cards is going to have to be there to sustain growth,” Colgan said. “And it’s got to be income.” But Colgan’s presentation wasn’t all doom and gloom. He said there are some positive factors working in the economy’s favor that would suggest growth and steps toward recovery may continue in 2012. Steady, albeit meager, growth in gross domestic product and job creation since the height of the recession is a good signal for future economic health, he said, although Colgan said he’d like to see those areas growing faster. Maine has recovered 18 percent of the

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jobs lost since the recession, Colgan said. U.S. corporate profits are soaring to nearly $2 trillion, nearly double their lowest point during the recession. Additionally, the housing market appears to be stabilizing, with U.S. home inventories appearing to have peaked, production up to about 600,000 homes per year and vacancy rates dropping. Demand for new homes is up to 1.35 million annually. Plus, the average American’s shaken confidence has led to a huge increase in the percent of their paycheck saved, bringing Americans back up to saving rates unseen since the mid-1960s, Colgan said. That’s a good thing, he said, but it’s also good that saving reports indicate people are opening up to spending a little of the money they’ve been squirreling away. “We’re easing up on the brakes a little and pressing on the acceleration of consumption,” he said. The picture for 2012 will depend on whether the positive forces of job creation and GDP growth outweigh the lingering downward pull of the recession. Then there are the “wild cards,” such as the European debt crisis, sabre-rattling in Iran over the Strait of Hormuz and ongoing political stalemate in Washington, D.C. Colgan said 2012 will be a banner year for “fiscal follies” on Capitol Hill, with partisan bickering likely to hit a fever pitch as the 2013 budget is drafted, elections are

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Unsung Hero: Larry Rubenstein, leader of the pack By David Treadwell SCARBOROUGH — The Bicycle Coalition of Maine picked a passionate leader when it elected Larry Rubenstein president of its board. “Maine is one of the best places to bike in the United States,” Rubenstein said. “There’s no place that isn’t pretty, and you don’t encounter the hostility of drivers that you find in a lot of metropolitan areas.” Rubenstein noted that Maine is the only state on the East Coast ranked among the top 10 states for biking. (Maine ranks second, just behind the state of Washington.) He added that with 7,000 members, Maine by far has the highest bicycle coalition membership per capita of any state. Education heads the list of the coalition’s activities. Each year volunteers provide training to more than 70,000 students in schools throughout the state. “We teach the basics, such as hand signals, traffic laws and the use of helmets,” Rubenstein said. “We also encourage kids to ride bikes to school rather than take the bus.” Such efforts address the obesity prob-

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lem and help reduce dependence on gasoline. Other activities include an annual Lobster Ride in Rockland, a Woman’s Ride, a raffle and a Bike Swap. “The goal of the Bike Swap,” Rubenstein said, “is to get bikes out of garages and into someone’s hands.” In addition, 12 people serve as “Community Spokes” to lead advocacy efforts for bicycling in their local areas. In explaining his devotion to the sport of biking, Rubenstein said, “I love biking, and I love the people who bike.” Be assured, though, that Rubenstein is not just a one-trick pony. His many volunteer activities include being a member of the Friends of the Kotzchmar Organ; trustee of the Portland Museum of Art; board member of the Bowdoin Interna-

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of the Yellow Jersey Club for people who give at least $1,000 to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Rubenstein and his wife Robin moved to Maine only eight years ago, but they knew the state’s virtues well before making the move. He said he spent many happy times at his parents’ camp in Maine as a boy growing up in the Bronx. And he and Robin spent many summer vacations at the camp, which now belongs to continued page 26

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More praise for Yarmouth officer I was touched to see the letter praising Officer Charles Perkins of the Yarmouth Police Department from Bill Gribbin and Lisa Wilson. I heartily agree with everything they wrote. If you ever called for emergency medical service in Yarmouth, you might know that Charlie was also a dedicated EMT who learned and practiced beyond the basic requirement for a police officer. He brought skill and comfort to many people who truly needed it. I hope he gets bored in retirement, and decides to do the same for his new neighbors in Florida. Jeffrey Hotchkiss Yarmouth

Falmouth must protect water views I would like to respond to your article several weeks ago about Falmouth proposing to change/eliminate ordinance 8.3(e), the “view” ordinance. The article told Councilor Chris Orestis’ story of how he moved to a house in the Town Landing area, only to have the Zoning Board deny his request to expand. His neighbors complained he would spoil their water views and the ordinance supported the neighbors. Why did Orestis move? Perhaps his property had a view and he wanted to improve it. What about the neighbors behind him? Did they also move there for a view? What would give him the right to spoil the view of others? Councilor Will Armitage said that this ordinance “pits neighbor against neighbor.” But having no ordinance also “pits neighbor against neighbor.” My story happened before 8.3(e) was put into place. My parents had a nice water view from 3 Sandy Cove

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Christine Rousselle’s Forecaster Forum in the Dec. 21, 2011, edition concerning welfare and why you vote Republican prompted me to respond. Most people agree that our country, as well as most of the world, is going through a very difficult economic period, but there is certainly not universal agreement on the causes of our dilemma. Many Republicans and tea party independents blame big government, deficit spending, and entitlement programs; Democrats and independent Occupy Wall Street supporters (a majority of Americans, according to most polls) impugn Wall Street, deregulation, increasingly skewed income distribution and the “entitled nature” of the very wealthy. Rousselle’s experience as a cashier at Walmart exposed her to customers who abuse welfare. But many studies reveal that these people make up a small minority of welfare recipients. Most of the people who qualify for benefits work many hours, usually at minimum wage – they are the working poor. To understand what “is going terribly wrong,” you

ter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one child was spared from a bully who did not understand until presented with information concerning differences – and it doesn’t matter if the differences are skin color, ethnic background, religious leanings or sexual orientation – the program was worth everything. I do not know whether our district has bully problems (actually I have heard that it raises its ugly head in the schools, even at the lower levels), but enlightenment can only help young minds to positively process differences. So I salute SAD 51 for not pretending everything is OK and for giving the kids a chance to talk about some sensitive stuff. We are all in this world together and kudos to an institution that promotes understanding. Jeanne Chadbourne North Yarmouth

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I’m looking at the (old) man in the mirror You know that old man you’ve always hated at the bank? The one recounting every moment of his life to the teller while you stand behind him in line thinking, “Nobody cares if the mall used to be an orchard, Pops. Give the kid your rolls of The View pennies and beat it. I have to hit Hannaford’s and the bakery by noon.” You remember that guy? I’m turning into him. This isn’t a rant about getting older, although I would like to know when all that “wisdom of age” is supposed to kick in. All I’m getting is crankier and weirder. I’m not surprised, since I started out with a double helping of both, but still, it would be nice to fashion the occasional Zen- Mike Langworthy like insight. I’d settle for a greeting card aphorism. But not one, in the entire time since I realized aging wasn’t simply something that happened to other people. I still remember the day it happened, about 20 years ago. I was driving to work, and by driving I mean sitting in a car while pedestrians hooked up to oxygen bottles passed me like I was standing still. This wasn’t in Portland, where all the drivers are cherubs out of

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Rousselle column surprises, enlightens The Forecaster Forum by the Scarborough native about her experiences while working at her summer job at Walmart was surprising. The usual weekly columns attack Gov. LePage and his administration. The following week’s edition ran more like your normal editing favoring the Democratic slant on politics. What continues to amaze me is the response liberals have to such a point of view that Christine Rousselle presented. Not once did I see where anyone agreed that the state has a problem with the welfare system; they attacked the college student personally. Not mature enough, ultra-conservative, looking for abuses and not disclosing all the good the DHHS does for the state of Maine. Maine has at least our share of abusers who strive to stay on the system for generations. This problem has taken years to reach this boiling point and will take many more to right the ship in its proper path. I have no problems sharing our tax money with worthy citizens who have fallen on hard times and feel once we purge the abusers off this teat there will be more than enough money to provide for those in need. David Bruneau South Portland

Brannigan should look in mirror for culprit While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage’s nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how the state happened to wind up with a $120 million deficit in those programs within one month of LePage’s inauguration. It wasn’t mentioned by the Democrats for eight years, and not much was heard from Brannigan during his six terms in District 9. If Brannigan was in office and didn’t know anything about it, then how does he expect the governor to know about it until the rock of legislative secrecy is turned over? If as a senator he did know about the deficit, then why didn’t he do something about it? Lepage might be a little rough around the edges, but at least he is not smooth talking us like a carny and smirking while throwing the state into a $120 million hole. Brian Peterson Westbrook

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Too much information Last night my lovely wife Carolyn called her sister Janice in Tokyo. As I wandered out into the kitchen to get a snack during the Celtics game, there was Janice, having just gotten out of bed because it was already tomorrow in Japan, jabbering away on daughter Tess’ laptop. I caught a glimpse of myself in the caller window and said a quick hello as I walked by. Janice held her iPhone out the window so we could see the view of Tokyo from her high-rise apartment. Amazing. I try not to be too The Universal much a rube about technology, but I am. I’ll be damned if I understand how Skype works, let alone how it can be free. I mean how can Skype be free if Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for it? Seeing that it is, however, why would anyone place an expensive international phone call ever again? How can phone companies survive? Will Edgar Allen Beem the telephone soon go the way of the post office, which itself is going the way of the telegraph, which went to way of the pony express, which went the way of smoke signals. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t Skype myself. And I don’t have one of those phones with Internet access, e-mail, GPS, Wi-Fi, HD, 3D, 4G, PDF, PDQ, Hulu, Roku and built-in Pez dispenser. But I live with and among people who do. A sonic vocabulary of beeps, boops, dings, dongs, chirrups and buzzes signaling the arrival and departure of e-mail, voice mail, text messages, meeting notices, downloads, upgrades and dying batteries punctuates my days and nights. When my own little flip phone goes off in my pocket, trying very hard to sound like a traditional ring-ring while it alters my DNA, I am always surprised. Who would be calling me? I’d turn it off, or better still, put it on vibrate, but I don’t know how. Last Sunday it went off in church. (“Sorry. Sorry.”) It was a text from daughter Nora, who was visiting her in-laws in San Antonio, wanting to know if Auntie Janice was OK after the earthquake in eastern Japan.

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Earthquake in eastern Japan? How would I know? Of course, if I’d had Carolyn’s turbo-charged iPhone I could have gone online and checked CNN or the Weather Channel. Come to think of it, the headline news service on her phone would probably have alerted Carolyn automatically. I have a graduate degree in information science, but it’s from the 1970s, pre-PCs. I worked at Portland Public Library back when research meant books, magazines, newspapers, government documents, and the indexes thereof. Microfilm was about as high-tech as we got. Well into the 1980s, every story I wrote for a magazine or newspaper began and ended with a visit to the library. These days, all my writing begins and ends online. What drives me nuts about information storage and retrieval these days is that it’s so undifferentiated. Doing a Google search just gets you a big bucket of electronic dirt. You have to sift through the rubble for the gold. You’d think if there’s a free international calling system there’d be a free online index service by now. Too much information. Too little knowledge. Instant access to all the info in the world has created expectations that are unreasonable and unhealthy. We seem to chase after the latest technology whatever it may be, without considering what its social, economic, ethical, or spiritual consequences might be. E-mail kills post offices. Websites kill newspapers and magazines. Amazon kills Borders. Kindle kills books. File sharing kills music sales. Bluetooth kills brain cells. Texting kills teenagers. Geez, Eddie, you’re a 21st century liberal, a selfproclaimed progressive; you’re supposed to believe in human progress. Well, I guess I’m just not sure if millions of plugged-in people living in electronic cocoons is progress, even if they are in constant contact. Something tells me we were better off, more human perhaps, when the only way to communicate was face to face. Oh, can you hold for a second? I’ve got a call on the other line ... Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/110828

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12/30 at 12:39 a.m. Samuel F. Gould, 24, of Village Brook Road, Yarmouth, was issued a summons Foreside Road by Officer Jeff Pardue on a charge of attaching false plates. 12/30 at 2:50 p.m. Melissa R. Hilliard, 63, of Waterman Drive, Old Orchard Beach, was issued a summons on Depot Road by Officer Kerry Warner on charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. 12/31 at 12:57 a.m. Roland Sidney Foster, 39, of Lincoln Street, Lewiston, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Jeff Pardue on a charge of operating while license was suspended or revoked. 1/3 at 9:52 a.m. Jennifer A. Barnes, 52, of Whaleboat Lane, Cumberland, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Officer Daniel Austin on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. 1/5 at 5:35 p.m. Eric G. Rehnberg, 36, of Baysite Lane, was issued a summons on Foreside Road by Officer Jeff Pardue on a charge of operating without a license.

Dis-spirited 12/31 at 3:50 p.m. A Walmart employee called police to report a man was drunk and passed out on the floor of the vestibule of the store. Police escorted the man out to the bench so he could catch the bus back to Portland.

Modern day Romeo and Juliet 1/1 at 10:15 p.m. A caller on Middle Road reported seeing flashlights in the window of the abandoned house across the street. When they arrived, officers found a boy and girl, both 13 years old, hanging out inside the house. They were issued trespass notices and sent home.

Break-in on Middle Road 1/4 at 2:33 p.m. Police responded to a home on 416 Middle Road for a report of a burglary. The homeowner returned to her house to find both back doors wide open and jewelry missing from the house. The doors were reportedly unlocked and there was no sign of forced entry. Police are investigating the incident.

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Summonses 1/6 at 4:11 p.m. Susan Salamine, 57, of North Windham, was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Main Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 1/7 at 11:09 a.m. A 16-year-old boy of Portland was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Allen Range Road on charges of operating a vehicle without a license or a valid inspection sticker.

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Fire calls 1/4 at 3:42 p.m. Fire alarm on South Freeport Road. 1/5 at 5:58 a.m. Fire alarm on Curtis Road. 1/5 at 10:28 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Curtis Road. 1/5 at 3:29 p.m. Fire alarm on South Freeport Road. 1/7 at 8:17 p.m. Fire alarm on South Street.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to eight calls from Jan. 3-8.

Yarmouth Arrests 1/5 at 12:35 a.m. Ryan C. Prussner, 23, of Sandy Point Road, was arrested by Officer Michael Pierce on Little John Road on a charge of violating condition of release.

Summonses 1/3 at 8:05 p.m. Harry S. Pascarella, 19, of Bittersweet Circle, was issued a summons by Officer Roger Moore on Main Street on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor by a minor. 1/5 at 12:35 a.m. Lacie Starr Dufresne, 20, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Michael Pierce on Little John Road on a charge of possession of marijuana.

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Ghostly encounter 1/6 at 7:57 a.m. Police were contacted by a resident of East Main Street who reported hearing a noise outside their home. Police investigated the area and found footprints

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Fire calls 1/1 at 1:17 p.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 1/1 at 5:58 p.m. Medical emergency on Forest Falls Drive. 1/3 at 7:19 a.m. Fire alarm on Forest Falls Drive. 1/4 at 2:01 p.m. Medical emergency on Bartlett Circle. 1/6 at 2:49 p.m. Structural fire on Landing Woods Road.

EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from Jan. 3-8.

12/30 at 12:25 p.m. Propane leak on Main Street. 12/31 at 8:20 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Skillin Road. 12/31 at 8:18 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/3 at 11:24 a.m. Smoke investigation on Woody Creek Lane. 1/3 at 7:07 p.m. Fire alarm sounding on Tuttle Road.

EMS Cumberland emergency medical services responded to eight calls from Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 5.

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Obituaries

Raymond Edward Lund, 90: A gift to all who knew him FALMOUTH — Raymond Edward Lund, 90, born on Christmas Day, 1920, died on Christmas Eve. His friends and family will remember him as a gift to all who knew him and an example of generosity, talent and treasure. Born in Falmouth, he was the son of Lessette “Sadie” (Dyhrberg) and C. Ernest Lund. He was proud of his Danish ancestry and that his grandson, Tyler, was a fifth generation Falmouth resident. Educated in Falmouth schools, Lund graduated from Falmouth High School in 1938. During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a mechanic and driver in the Africa, the Middle East and European theater campaigns. On July 6, 1946 he married Anita Isabelle Fitzgerald; they enjoyed their children and spent many happy days at their Sebago camp. In their later years, he and “Nita” liked to spend April in Siesta Key, Fla. Lund went into business with his father and later formed Lund Development Com-

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pany and Lund Transportation Company. He was also a member of the Falmouth Fire Department, a lifelong member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church, served on the board of Pine Grove Cemetery and was recognized for his 70 plus years of service as an Oddfellow. As a jack-of-alltrades, Lund especially enjoyed woodworking, vegetable gardening, Lund getting up early and working six days a week. Being Danish, he was a very good cook, and in later years he could be found helping his daughter Gail at Stones Cafe and Bakery in North Yarmouth. After retiring Lund went to flight school, became a pilot and bought a float plane. He often traveled around Maine and was a member of “The Quiet Birdmen,” an organization of private pilots. He would often fly “upta” camp on Indian Pond, a fishing and hunting camp he shared with three of his closest friends for over 50 years. Lund is survived by his son Robert Lund of Falmouth; daughter Gail L. Mason and her husband Robin of Falmouth; son-in-law Dennis King of Falmouth; grandson Tyler Mason of Falmouth; great-grandson Scott

King; his special and devoted friend Elizabeth “Betty” Chappell Lawson who stood by him every day of his illness; and a large extended family in and around Brockton, Mass. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Anita, and his daughter Nancy Lund King. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth. A reception will follow in the church hall and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring. Donations may be made in Lund’s memory to: Emmaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 or to Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton, Mass. 02301.

Dennis George Kelley, 77 FREEPORT — Dennis George Kelley, 77, died unexpectedly on Jan. 5. Born in Belfast on March 9, 1934, he was the son of Josephine (Senecal) and William Kelley. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1952 and later attended Northeastern University and served in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished mechanic and owned two gas stations in Freeport on Main Street. He also worked for a time at Performance Motors in Falmouth before purchasing the business next door, Coastal Microfilms. Kelley enjoyed working and keeping

himself busy, just like his father, and he was employed full-time in property management with commercial real estate in Freeport. In “off” time, he enjoyed traveling by car and had an abiding interest in boats. His favorite haunt was Friendly’s in Freeport. He was a well known and highly respected member of his community and he will be dearly missed by Kelley those who knew him. Kelley is survived by his son Paull Kelley; daughters, ChloeRiva “Clover” Craig and Amanda Kelley; his grandchildren Ashley Kelley, Zachary and Moira Craig and Jaeden Kennedy; great-grandchildren Keegan Lampp and soon to be Ryder Scott; sisters Maureen Perkins and Nina Minnihan; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Jan. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, corner of Main and School streets, Freeport; a reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Yarmouth in the spring. Donations may be made in Kelley’s name to: Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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New year arrives triumphantly in Forecaster Country (Ed. Note: For the FalmouthLewiston boys’ hockey game story, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer If the rest of 2012 is anything like the first week, local sports fans are in for a non-stop treat. There was drama galore a week ago and plenty of big games to come. Here’s a glimpse:

Boys’ basketball Falmouth’s boys’ basketball team began the week still undefeated and first in the Western Class B Heal Points standings. Last Wednesday, the Yachtsmen rang in 2012 with a trip to preseason favorite York and came away a 44-37 winner behind 14 points from senior Alex Cattell and 11 from classmate Matt Packard. Friday, Falmouth handled host Freeport, 62-34 (Packard led the way with 14 points). The Yachtsmen hosted Gray-New Gloucester Tuesday and go to Lake Region Thursday. Yarmouth remains hot on Falmouth’s heels. The Clippers began the week 7-1 and fourth in Western B after rolling at Freeport (83-42) and holding off visiting Greely (53-52) in recent action. Against the Falcons, senior Josh Britten had 23 points and classmate Sam Torres added 14. In the win over the Rangers, Yarmouth raced to an early lead behind hot shooting from Britten and senior Chris Knaub and led by as many as 12, 34-22, in the first half. The Rangers rallied in the second half and actually took a short-lived lead before Britten put the Clippers back on top. Clinging to a three-point lead late, Yarmouth took a timeout it didn’t have, giving Greely two technical foul free throws which they hit. The Rangers then had the ball and a chance to win it, but a last second shot didn’t fall and the Clippers held on behind 19 points from Britten and a season-high 16 from Knaub. Yarmouth was home with Poland Tuesday as Britten looked to get to the 1,000-point mark for his career (he entered 14 short, see theforecaster.net for the game story). After going to Cape Elizabeth Thursday, the Clippers don’t take the court again until next Wednesday at unbeaten Western C contender Waynflete. Greely began the week 4-4 and sixth after going 1-1 in recent action. The Rangers downed visiting Lake Region, 55-28 (sophomore Michael McDevitt had 12 points), then suffered the tough loss at Yarmouth (despite 19 points from senior Liam Maker). Greely went to Traip Tuesday, hosts Freeport

Thursday and visits Falmouth Saturday. Freeport lost last week to visiting Yarmouth (83-42) and Falmouth (62-34). Senior Mitch Loeman had 20 points against the Clippers. Classmate Josh Weirich scored nine against the Yachtsmen. The Falcons (1-6 and 16th in Western B) went to Fryeburg Tuesday and visits Greely Thursday. Saturday, Freeport plays host to Lake Region. In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy lost last week to visiting Hyde (61-28) and at A.R. Gould (48-37). Senior Asad Dahia had 13 points against the Phoenix and 29 in the loss to Gould. Monday, the Panthers improved to 2-6 and 13th in the Heals after a 54-49 home win over Buckfield, behind 28 from Dahia. NYA is at Greater Portland Christian School Thursday and goes to Gray-New Gloucester Saturday.

Tom Minervino / For The Forecaster

Falmouth senior Megan Fortier blows past a Portland defender during the Yachtsmen’s 8-4 victory Saturday. Fortier had five goals as the Yachtsmen improved to 11-0.

On the girls’ side, the ascendant Freeport Falcons made history last week. First, Freeport edged visiting Yarmouth, 53-52, thanks to sophomore Nina Davenport’s late layup, her 25th and 26th points of the game. Friday, the Falcons went to Falmouth and beat the Yachtsmen for the first time in nine tries, 49-36, their first win over Falmouth since Jan. 10, 2004

(35-34 on the road). “It was a very exciting win for us,” said Freeport coach Jen Chon. “We came off of a win against Yarmouth in the closing seconds of the game and my girls are starting to really learn to win. It’s taking time for us to realize we can play with anyone and we definitely proved it so far this year. We prepared a lot for Falmouth and knew they would try to push the ball up and down the court, but we tried to play our game and use our defense to our advantage. I think our aggressive defense was the best we’ve played all year long

and we really confused Falmouth and they didn’t know how to respond to us. I think they may of overlooked our team and we definitely came in and surprised them. “This win means that Freeport girls are finally, after many years, playing at the next level and are closely matched to a lot of teams in the conference. Beating Falmouth is something that means a lot to these girls as Falmouth has always been one of the big three powerhouses that we never can get past. Our girls have gained confidence and now we want to go after Lake Region and Greely.”

By Michael Hoffer A new indoor track season began last weekend with plenty of familar names doing their thing. Falmouth, Freeport, Greely and Yarmouth joined Gray-New Gloucester and York at the University of Southern Maine Friday, while North Yarmouth Academy took part in a meet along with Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Lake Region, Poland, St. Dom’s, Traip and Wells. Greely’s girls came in first with 300 points, while Falmouth was second with 153. Freeport (27) placed fifth and Yarmouth (26) was sixth. Individually, the Rangers got wins from Hannah Keisman in the junior 200 (28.33 seconds), junior 55 hurdles (10.33) and triple jump (32 feet, 5.75 inches), Cameron Keefe in the junior 400 (1 minute, 5.88 seconds), Emily Saunders in the junior high jump (4-8), Jessica Wilson in the senior 400 (1:03.57), Molly Fitzpatrick in the senior 55 hurdles (9.7), Kelsey Saunders in the senior high jump (4-10), Cassidy Storey in the senior shot put (33-6.75),

Sarah Fitch in the 800 (2:38.13), Kirstin Sandreuter in the mile (5:12.70), Abby Bonnevie in the pole vault (8-9) and Sarah Ingraham in the long jump (15 feet), as well as their senior 800 relay team (1:56.15). The Yachtsmen got wins from two relay teams, the junior 800 (2:02.01) and the 3,200 (11:21.99). Individually, Charlotte Cutshall took the junior 55 (7.9), Kiersten Dyhrberg won the junior shot put (23-7.5) and Madeline Roberts was first in the two-mile (12:22.69). The Falcons were paced by Alyssa Richardson, who was runner-up in the 800 (2:44.94). The top Clippers were Mary Coyne, third in the junior 200 (30.11) and Megan Smith, who tied for third in the pole vault (7 feet). In the boys’ meet, York won with 228 points. Falmouth placed second with 147. Greely (100) placed third, Yarmouth (60) was fifth and Freeport (37) came in sixth. The Yachtsmen got wins from Jacob Buhelt in the senior

200 (24.22), Reid Pryzant in the senior 55 hurdles (8.18), Thomas Edmonds in the mile (4:41.81) and two relay teams, the 3,200 (9:48.29) and senior 800 (1:37.66). For the Rangers, James Ferrar took the junior shot put (38-9.25), Mike Leeman won the senior 55 (6.9) and Nestor Taylor was first in the 800 (2:05.32). The Clippers saw Ben Decker win the two-mile (10:28.88). The Falcons got victories from Harrison Stivers in the junior 200 (24.94) and the junior 400 (54.56). NYA’s boys were third behind Cape Elizabeth and Fryeburg. Evan Kendall took the pole vault (8-3). Alex Coffin won the mile (4:56.17). Jake Burns was first in the senior 55 hurdles (9.03). The Panthers came in fourth on the girls’ side. Cape Elizabeth won there as well. NYA saw Hannah Twombly finish runner-up in the 800 (2:39.87). This Friday, Greely, NYA and Yarmouth compete with Fryeburg, Hyde, Wells and York at 3:30 p.m. Falmouth and Freeport join Cape

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Davenport led the way with 25 points (including 15 from the foul line), 10 rebounds and four steals. Senior Morgan Brown had 10 points and 10 boards and senior Alex Mitch added eight points. The Falcons (4-3 and ninth in the Western B Heals) hosted Fryeburg Tuesday and welcomes Greely Thursday and undefeated Lake Region Saturday. In addition to the recent success, Freeport hopes to get injured junior sparkplug Aubrey Pennell back before the end of the regular season. Falmouth entered last week 5-1, but ended it 5-3 after a pair of frustrating losses. First, the Yachtsmen let leads early in each half slip away in a 43-41 home loss to York. Falmouth trailed by 10 with two minutes to go, but rallied only to fall just short. Senior Jackie Doyle had 10 points and five steals. “It was very tough to coach this game because everything broke down,” lamented Yachtsmen coach Mari Warner. “It was difficult to build off of anything. It all failed. The only positive is that it was still a two-point game. (The girls) have to want it a little bit more.” The 49-36 home loss to Freeport (freshman Ally Hickey had a team-high 11 points)

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John Jensenius / For The Forecaster

Greely’s Nestor Taylor sets the pace in front of Falmouth’s Azad Jalali and Spencer Brown in the 800 at last weekend’s season opening meet at USM. Taylor finished the race first with Jalali second and Brown third.

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Greely’s Hannah Keisman races toward a first place finish in the junior 55 hurdles.

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dropped Falmouth to eighth in the Heals. The Yachtsmen’s schedule gets no easier. After playing at Gray-New Gloucester Tuesday, they host Lake Region Thursday

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Jaclyn Storey had 15 points, but Greely didn’t score in the second quarter. In the win, senior Haylee Munson had a gamehigh 12 points. The Rangers (6-2 and fifth in Western B) hosted Traip Tuesday, go to Freeport Thursday and welcome Falmouth Saturday. Yarmouth fell to 2-6 with losses last week at Freeport and at home to Greely. Senior standout Morgan Cahill had 22 points against the Falcons and 10 versus the Rangers. The Clippers (12th in Western B) went to Poland Tuesday and hosts Cape Elizabeth Thursday and Waynflete Wednesday of next week. In Western C, NYA evened its record at 4-4 with recent wins at Hyde (43-39) and Buckfield (57-30). Against the Phoenix, Charlotte Esancy had 21 points. In the win over the Bucks, Morgan Scully finished with 27 points (21 in the third quarter alone). The Panthers (10th in the Heals) host Greater Portland Christian School Thursday and Gray-New Gloucester Saturday.

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On the ice, Greely had a showdown at rival York Monday, hoping to avenge last year’s painful regional final playoff loss. The Rangers were coming off four successive overtime games in non-countable holiday play and a 4-2 home win over Camden Hills last Thursday. Monday, Greely improved to 5-0-1 and second in the Western Class B Heal Points standings) with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats as Ben Hackett, Kyle Megathlin, Kenny Richards and John Wright all scored. The Rangers host top-ranked Cape Elizabeth in a pivotal showdown Saturday night. Yarmouth won its third in a row Saturday, 8-0, at Massabesic-Old Orchard Beach. Marshall Brunelle and Kevin Haley both scored twice. The Clippers (3-2-1 and seventh in Western B) host Kennebunk Thursday and Camden Hills Saturday. In Western A, Falmouth imipressed last week with a 6-1 victory at Lewiston and a 7-0 home win over Waterville. Against the Blue Devils, Brandon Tuttle had two first period goals to set the tone. After Lewiston made it 2-1 after two,

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the Yachtsmen took control back in the early third period as Ben Freeman scored a shorthanded goal at the 3:40 mark. The helper went to Kris Samaras. Forty-nine seconds later, Mitch Tapley fired the puck past Evan Bourassa. Tuttle and Cam Bell tallied assists on the goal. Samaras and Aiden Bohrmann added goals to account for the 6-1 final score. “One of our mottoes is third period hockey,” Falmouth coach Deron Barton said. “These kids hear it from me 500 times a week. It starts when they enter the locker room and it goes to the time they walk out of the locker room. “I feel like we are maturing as a team and we have learned from our lessons. Our first game with similar experiences was up in Brewer, we didn’t respond well and made some bad decisions, we paid for them. Here, we didn’t make those same decisions, we kept ourselves out of the box and we were patient. We got opportunities and we made them count.” Against the Purple Panthers, Tapley had a hat trick. Monday, Falmouth lost at Scarborough, 5-2, to drop to 4-2 on the year. The Yachtsmen (sixth in Western A) host St. Dom’s Thursday, go to South Portland Saturday and welcome Bangor Monday of next week.

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Falmouth’s girls’ hockey team continues to have no peer. The Yachtsmen improved to 11-0 last week with wins over visiting Cape Elizabeth (7-2) and host Portland (8-4). Senior Megan Fortier had five goals against the Bulldogs. Falmouth (ranked first in the West Region) is at Yarmouth Thursday, hosts York Saturday, Portland Monday and goes to St. Dom’s Wednesday. In the East, Greely enjoyed wins last week over visiting St. Dom’s (7-2) and Brunswick (5-1) to improve to 9-2. Sarah Kurland had a hat trick against the Saints and five different girls scored against the Dragons, while Emma Seymour stopped 14 shots. The Rangers hosted Lewiston Wednesday and go to Yarmouth Saturday. The Clippers split two games last weekend, downing visiting Winslow in a makeup, 6-2, then falling at Leavitt, 6-3. Suzanne Driscoll had a hat trick in the win. Yarmouth (3-8 and sixth in the Heals) hosts Falmouth Thursday and Greely Saturday and goes to Winslow Monday.

Swimming

In the pool, Greely swept Scarborough last week, with the boys triumphing, 6331 and the girls rolling, 81-13. Yarmouth hosted Biddeford in a makeup meet Monday. Team scores weren’t available. Greely welcomed Gorham Wednesday and is home with Cheverus Friday. Falmouth was home against Westbrook Tuesday and goes to South Portland Friday. Yarmouth hosts Windham Thursday.

Skiing

The Nordic ski season got underway last week at Cranmore, N.H., where the NYA boys and Falmouth girls won a 3.5-kilometer skate competition. The defending Class C state champion Panthers were tops in a field of seven teams. Falmouth came in second, Merriconeag fourth and Freeport seventh. NYA’s Cam Regan was runner-up individually, finishing with a time of 9 minutes, 22.3 seconds. Teammate Evan Kendall was third (9:25.1). Falmouth was led by Jamie McCatherin, who was fifth (9:42.5).

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Recap from page 16 Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce placed seventh (9:56.6) and Freeport was paced by Alex Sturtevant, who finished 26th (11:27.2). Falmouth held off Cape Elizabeth on the girls’ side. Freeport was third, Merriconeag fourth and NYA seventh. Merriconeag’s Teagen Wu was the fastest individual (12:12). The Yachtsmen were led by Catherine Hebson (third, 12:28.7). Emily Martin was the fastest Falcon (seventh, 13:04.9). Isabella Munro (22nd, 14:51) was the top Panther. In an Alpine giant slalom meet Monday at Shawnee Peak, Freeport hosted Cape Elizabeth, Gray-New Gloucester and Yarmouth. The Clippers were first on the boys’ side, with the Falcons third. Yarmouth was paced by Drew Grout, who was the individual runner-up with a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 0.39 seconds. Freeport’s top finisher was Ryder Bennell, sixth in 1:03.51. The Falcons and Clippers tied for first in the girls’ meet. Yarmouth’s Claudia Lockwood was the fastest individual (1:05.17). Freeport’s Elly Bengtsson was runner-up (1:05.77). Falmouth and Greely competed in a slalom meet along with Fryeburg and Lake Region. The Yachtsmen won the boys’ competition, while the Rangers were second. Individually, Falmouth’s Alex Gowan was first (1:30.36), Joe Lezniak second (1:34.12), Weston Scott third (1:36.96) and Sam Hamilton fourth (1:39.73) as it swept to victory (and also had the fifth and sixth place finishers). Greely was paced by Shane DelBianco (seventh, 1:41.60). In the girls’ meet, the Rangers were first and the Yachtsmen third. Falmouth did produce the individual winner, Leika Scott (1:38.13). Greely was paced by runner-up Jill Booth (1:43.96).

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More Americans looking to food as a source for everyday wellness (ARA) - It was about 60 years ago that processed foods and fast-food outlets started to become mainstays of the American lifestyle. The fast-food culture that developed tended to view eating as an inconvenience, providing basic fuel for the day and not much else.

• Focus on a balanced diet - The best bet for optimal energy is a nutrition plan comprised of four pillars: quantity, quality, frequency and balance. • Think evolution, not revolution It will seem less stressful to think about making exchanges rather than omissions to your diet (and stress reduction puts another check on your health report). You get the biggest health benefits by improving the quality of the items you consume most frequently, so focus on upgrading your daily staples. For instance, select items that do not use potentially harmful pesticides, choose to eat raw, whole (versus processed) vegetables, drink water with lemon or eat a piece of fruit instead and limit fruit juices.

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University of Maine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant at the Vietnam National University in Hanoi for spring 2012. In addition to teaching in the Vietnam National University’s College of Education’s department of research and international relations, she will consult with government officials and others throughout Vietnam on school reform, teacher preparation and leadership development. Stephanie N. Strouse, a partner at Drummond & Drummond LLP, was recently named to the Maine Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In late October 2011, Avesta Housing hosted an Appreciation Luncheon to thank their partners for sharing their commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for Maine communities. At the event, Avesta Housing honored Gorham Savings Bank with the Mike Yandell Award in recognition of their significant contribution to affordable housing. The award is named for the late Mike Yandell, a former Avesta Housing board chair and the former president of Gorham Savings Bank. The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland recently received a $5,000 grant from Town & Country Federal Credit Union’s Better Neighbor Fund, a social media initiative where the

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This fun-filled family day will feature many winter activities including X-country ski race competitions and a pond hockey tournament. Registration for ski races, pond hockey or to volunteer, opens January 16 online at www.cumberlandcountyymca.org Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Valerie Paavonpera at (631) 871-3635.

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All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to calendar@theforecaster.net, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art

Thursday 1/19

Ajkun Ballet Theater, New York City-based dance company, holding auditions in February and March 2012 in New York City; FMI visit ajkunbt.org.

Friday 1/20

40 West Maine Premier, 6:30 p.m., second showing 9:30 p.m., Nickelodeon Theater, 1 Temple St., Portland, 772-9751. Future Shorts Pop-Up Film Festival, 6-8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Tuesday 1/24

Books & Authors

Urbanized, 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 1/20 Brown Bag Lecture with Crash Berry, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 or crashberry.com.

Galleries Friday 1/13 ”A Family Affair,” Two Lights Home Care, 337 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-4465.

Friday 1/13 J.R. Mackenzie book discussion, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Friday 1/20 ”Favorite Places,” 6-8 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Thursday 1/19 Slam Poetry Performance, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Patti Bradley’s Oil and Pastel, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth.

Comedy

Museums

What’s so Funny? You Are! Comedy Workshop, teen and adult workshops available, to register 650-7711 or ferrellcomedy@gmail. com

”Making faces:” Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists, runs Jan. 14-April 8, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org.

Saturday 1/14

Ongoing

B-RAD Comedy Blowout, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12, 899-3993.

Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, ongoing cultural, educational, fun and active workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 or kitetails. com.

Film Wednesday 1/18

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org.

”Where Soldiers Come From,” 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com. Maine Historical Society Museum, ”Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine,” through May 27, 2012 and “Images of the Longfellow Garden,” current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org. Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 3299854, treeoflifemuseum.org. The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org. Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu.org.

Music Friday 1/13 Jacob Augustine, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12 advance/$15 door, 775-5568.

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Portland Housing Authority study center students, volunteers and coordinators will present short plays depicting Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon “The Drum Major Instinct.” The performance will occur on Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Mayo St. Art Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland. For more information, contact Mayo St. Arts at 615-3609 or visit their website, mayostarts.org. 797-8318.

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Wednesday 1/18

Theater & Dance

Castlebay, 8 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, 774-4111 or castlebay.net.

Friday 1/20 Dean Ford and Young London, 7 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, $5, itsdeanford.com.

Saturday 1/21 Hattie Simon, 11 a.m., Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland. Women in Harmony, 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $15/$10

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”Good Luck,” 7 p.m., $10 adults/$8 students, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

Friday 1/13 ”Defenders of the Funny,” 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $10, 899-3993.

Saturday 1/14

”Tap, Tap, Jazz,” 4 and 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rt. 1, Falmouth, $15, 781-3587 or mainestateballet.org.

Saturday 1/21

”Tap, Tap, Jazz,” 4 and 7 p.m., Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Rt. 1, Falmouth, $15, 781-3587 or mainestateballet.org.

The Rossini Club Concert, 3 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $10 suggested donation,

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Greater Portland Benefits

Meetings

Tuesday 1/17

Thu. 1/12 Tue. 1/17 Wed. 1/18

Benefit Night at Flat Bread Company, proceeds benefit the Kismet Rock Foundation, 5 p.m., 72 Commercial St., Portland.

Bulletin Board Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.

Thursday 1/12 Basic computer training, 1-3 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, registration required.

7 p.m. Long Range Planning Advisory Committee 7 p.m. School Board Regular Meeting 8 a.m. Community Development Committee

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Thu. 1/12 6:30 p.m. Shellfish Commission Frprt Community Services Thu. 1/12 9 a.m. Ordinance Committee TH Tue. 1/17 7:30 a.m. Traffic & Parking TH Tue. 1/17 5 p.m. Town Council Workshop TH Tue. 1/17 7 p.m. Town Council Meeting TH Tue. 1/17 7 p.m. Conservation Commission TH Wed. 1/18 6:30 p.m. Recycling Committee Frprt Community Services

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WAMM Adult Rock Camp, runs through Jan. 19, $200, 18+, Breakwater School, 8596 Brighton Ave., Portland, maineacademyofmodernmusic.org or 899-3433.

Saturday 1/14 Coffee Hour with Rep. Jane Eberle, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ocean House Market, 512 Market St., South Portland, 776-3783. eReader Workshop, 10 a.m., Peaks Island Branch Library, 766-5540.

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Friday 1/13

Thu. 1/12 6:30 p.m. Recycling Committee Mon. 1/16TOWN OFFICES CLOSED Wed. 1/18 6:30 p.m. Bicycle & Pedestrian Sub-Committee

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North Yarmouth Business Association Budget Committee Board of Selectmen Workshop Board of Selectmen Meeting

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6 p.m. School Board Retreat Greely High School Library

Psychic & Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m, Leapin’ Lizards, 123 Main St., Freeport, 865-0900 or leapinlizards.biz.

Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Chicago Dogs, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, scarboroughgop@ gmail.com.

Monday 1/16

Tuesday 1/17

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skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI skimhs.org or 824-2440.

Wednesday 1/18

Maine Operation Lifesavers, a group dedicated to railroad safety, is looking for voluteers to give educational seminars, 945-6878 or maineol@roadrunner.org.

TMA Maine Social Hour, 5:30 p.m., Pat’s Pizza, 30 Market St., Portland, 619-1899.

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Friday 1/20

Falmouth

Business After Five, 5-7 p.m., Zone 3 Fitness, 71 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, free for members, $15 non-members, portlandregion.com or 772-2811, register by Jan. 11.

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Freeport Women’s Club Meeting, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, 865-1017.

SCORE is seeking volunteers to work in the “counselors to America’s small business” program, FMI, Nancy, 772-1147.

free with admission, 865-4465.

Tuesday 1/17

Matthew Norton Lecture, 7 p.m., The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland.

Wednesday 1/25 Naturalist Forum, 7-9 p.m, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330.

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South Portland Meals on Wheels needs drivers for South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth, 1-3 hours per week, mornings. Mileage reimbursement, Liz Engel, 767-2255.

Saturday 1/14

WMPG “Power Up” Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 92 Bedford St., Portland, wmpg.org.

Dining Out

Thursday 1/19

Call for Volunteers

Chowder Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Community Church, 98 South Freeport Road, $8.

Saturday 1/21 Scarborough Basketball Boosters free throw clinic, 9 a.m., Wentworth School, Scarborough.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or jagolinzer@gwi.net. ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for volunteers to be area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666. Beacon Hospice is looking for volunteers, training runs from Jan. 12-Feb. 23, FMI Donna Teague, 772-0929. CATCH Healthy Habits, an afterschool program that brings teams of adults, age 50+, together with children to learn about healthy eating habits and active play, is looking for volunteers for its winter sessions, 396-6523. Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive

Friday 1/13

Saturday 1/14 Chowder meal, 4:30-6 p.m, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, 767-2688, $8.

Wednesday 1/18 Turkey Dinner, 12 p.m., Cummings Center, 134 Congress Square, Suite 2, Portland, reserve place by Jan. 16, $5 60+/$7 under 60, 878-3288.

Saturday 1/21 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $7/$16 family.

Saturday 1/28 Our Lady of Hope Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children.

Garden & Outdoors Nature Programs run Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 29 at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport,

Getting Financially Fit in 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Washington Ave., South Portland, 221-3663, registration required.

Financing Maine’s Clean Tech Sector, 7:15-11:30 a.m., Abromson Center, USM Portland.

Friday 1/20

Jump Start Your Life Writing, 10 a.m.-12 p.m, Two Lights Home Care, 337 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, $20, 799-4465.

Health & Support Friday 1/13

Play Our Way: Private Play Time for Families Affected by Autism, 5:30 p.m., Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234.

Tuesday 1/17

Shamanic Healing with Bob Beane, 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200.

Sunday 1/22

Maine Essential Tremor Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center Scarborough Learning Center, One Hundred Campus Dr., Scarborough, 510-1402

Monday 1/23

Forgiveness and Letting Go of the Past, 7 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Portland, registration required, 761-2709.

Cumberland Town Council Meeting Monday, January 23, 2012 5:00 p.m. Finance Committee Workshop 6:00 p.m. Workshop 7:00 p.m. Call to Order The Cumberland Town Council will hold a Finance Committee Workshop at 5:00 p.m. re: FY’ll audit review, a Council Workshop at 6:00 p.m. with the Cumberland Housing Authority, and their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. The following items will receive a public hearing: • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on the expansion of TIF District #3. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on the road acceptance of Autumn Ridge Road. • To appoint Anita Anderson as Health Officer. • To consider and act on a Mobile Vending License for Seamus Maguire. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 13th) to consider and act on zoning amendments to the Growth & Impact Fee Ordinances as recommended by the Planning Board. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 13th) to consider and act on zoning amendments to Section 104.141 definition of Self Storage Facilities and to add Self-Storage Facilities as a permitted use to Section 204.9.1.29 in the Village Center Commercial (VCC) district, as recommended by the Planning Board. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 13th) to consider and act on zoning amendments to Section 4.6 (Public Acceptance of Streets, Recreation Areas) of the Subdivision Ordinance, as recommended by the Planning Board. Additional agenda items may receive consideration and action. Please refer to the town’s website: www.cumberlandmaine.com for a complete agenda.


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from page 1 people and had the support of the Town Council and (Town Manager) Nat (Tupper),” he said. “It is difficult work. You have to be in shape, you have to make hard decisions, and you are pulled from your family at any time.” He said couldn’t have done it without the support and understanding of his wife of 45 years. “In the older days we were much more ‘drop everything’ when the bell rang,” he said. “Now, I encourage people that the family comes first. In the old days, the Fire Department came first.” In 2000, Fairbanks merged the fire and rescue departments, which is now known as Yarmouth Fire-Rescue. He also helped make the training facility at the transfer and recycling station used by the Coastal Mutual Aid Association, a coalition of 16 local communities, what it is today. Cumberland Fire Chief Dan Small has known Fairbanks for 26 years. He said Fairbanks has been like a second father to him, available to answer questions and willing to share his years of experience. He said the training facility championed by Fairbanks has been invaluable to area firefighters by helping to build their confidence and giving them real-world fire experience. “This facility allows people to crawl before they walk and walk before they run,” he said. “Tens of thousands of people have been through there.” The facility is a four-story house with two controlled-burn rooms and obstacles for firefighters to use for training purposes. There is a kitchen for firefighters to practice putting out grease fires, and propane tanks for gas fires. Fairbanks said thousands of training sessions have been held at the facility, and it has been used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; police SWAT teams and fire departments from other states. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Robitaille has worked with Fairbanks for seven years. He said Fairbanks has been a mentor to many people in the department, and is progressive in his approach to technology.

“He does a good job keeping resources and financial backing,” Robitaille said. “He has a great rapport with the community, he knows everybody and everybody knows him.” Robitaille said while there has been a significant increase in fire and emergency medical calls – from 600 in 1996 to nearly 1,500 in 2011 – Fairbanks has kept the safety of the residents in Yarmouth and neighboring communities his top priority. “He has been very fiscally responsible to the citizens while keeping them safe,” Robitaille said. “And he has done all this with the support of his wife Patty, who has stood by him over the years.” Deputy Chief Bill Goddard has worked with Fairbanks for 15 years and has served as a firefighter for about 52 years. “I have truly enjoyed working with (Fairbanks), it has been a pleasure and he will be missed,” Goddard said. “He is a very talented firefighter and Yarmouth has been very fortunate to have him. Whomever the new chief may be has tough shoes to fill.” Freeport Fire Chief Darrel Fournier has known Fairbanks since the early 1970s. He said his honesty and integrity is “second to none.” “What I like about (Fairbanks) is that he tells it like it is,” Fournier said. “I appreciate that about him.” He said when Fairbanks was promoted to chief he was instrumental in increasing the mutual aid between Yarmouth and Freeport, so much so “it sometimes seems like we are one department,” Fournier said. “It has been excellent working together.” Fairbanks turns 69 this month, and said he likes to garden, hunt and fish. He said he and his wife are looking forward to “doing whatever it is we want to do.” “I’ve been fortunate to work with good people,” he said. “I’m going to miss it and a lot of the people. You know the story, you surround yourself with good people and it makes you look good? That’s what I’ve got.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson

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Library from page 2 But it will be up to Sudlow’s replacement to take over the project, as she steps away from her role. The library is also in the process of creating a cemetery database with names and GPS coordinates for the locations of graves in town and a searchable obituary index, all of which will be available

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online. In the meantime, Rimkunas will keep plugging away, entering details for every story in The Forecaster. She said she doesn’t mind the repetitive process and that she’s even seen some stories and letters she missed the first time around, including a letter to the editor her son wrote when he was in middle school. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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from page 1 was happy with the way the town handled the issue. “I think (the process) has been extremely reasonable,” he said. “The town set up goals from the start and we’ve met or exceeded them.” Tolan agreed. “Everything we’ve asked them to do, they’ve done. Everything meets the standards for safety,” he said. The experience with the club has also changed the way the Police Department is handling the permitting process for shooting ranges, Tolan said. The club’s ranges will each be permitted separately and inspected annually by a firearms expert in the department.

Tolan said he made a mistake assuming the club did not need annual inspections and permits because it was old enough to be exempt from certain ordinances, and that he was glad the process is now clear. Conrad said at least one of the neighbors who initially complained about safety issues with the club has inspected the work and been satisfied. He said he did not, however, think it is possible to make everyone happy because some people simply do not want a shooting range near their homes. “It is what it is,” Conrad said. “We’re a target; we’re a gun club.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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Soccer complex from page 1 discussions about the zoning change,” he said. “The final act as to whether there will be or will not be a zoning change is made by the Town Council.” Residents questioned how much money the town – and taxpayers – have spent on the proposal, the legality of spot zoning, triggers for state permitting and the nature of Tuesday’ workshop. “This is not a done deal,” Cassida said. “It is an ongoing conversation. If you feel strongly about it, you need to let us know because at some point we need to make a decision.” The facilitated meeting Tuesday night was led by professional facilitator Lesa Andreasen. Some residents did not agree with the use of a facilitator, but An-

dreasen said she was present to ensure a safe environment for public discussion. Only at the end of the meeting did a few residents speak out of turn. The workshop was intended for members of the Save Our Neighborhoods Coalition to discuss their concerns about the proposal to build a $4 million soccer arena and turf fields on Hedgehog Mountain Road. The council approved the deal last December, even though indoor recreational facilities and nonprofit organizations are not approved uses under the town’s zoning ordinance. On Nov. 2, the Planning Board voted 4-3 against making a recommendation to the Town Council to create an overlay district to allow the indoor facility in the Rural Residential 1 zone, specifically near the town-owned Hunter Road fields. The board also unanimously agreed not

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to allow recreational outdoor facilities in all of RR-1, a district that makes up 70 percent of the town. Since then, representatives of Seacoast United have met with councilors and town staff to discuss ways to make the project fit, including amending the zoning ordinance to establish an overlay district, creating a new recreational zone, or adding an additional permitted use to the zone. Seacoast representatives have also discussed looking at other areas of Freeport or other towns. Many residents at the workshop questioned how the process had continued, even after discovering that councilors did not know about the necessity for a zone change when they approved the deal.

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Others wanted to know if there will be a benefit to the town and the neighborhood if Seacoast builds a soccer dome. Michael Healy, a Freeport resident and past president and board member of Seacoast United, said he was aware of potential zoning issues associated with the project when talks began with the town. He said he was not sure who else was aware of the zoning conflict. Councilor Sara Gideon said she was not aware of any zoning changes that were needed to be made when she approved the contract with Seacoast United. Former Councilor Joe Migliaccio said that when he asked about zoning conflicts, he was told there were no problems. The workshop was an opportunity for residents to ask the council questions about the project, but resident Andrew Arsenault of Route 1 South said it can be difficult to have a dialog with elected officials. “Some of us were hoping to come tonight to a round table forum where we could have a discussion with the council,” he said. “I feel once again we’ve had somebody put between our elected representatives and ourselves ... we really need to think about how do get to our councilors, our elected officials and say we want to be more included in the process. We elected you, but you really need to listen to us so you can do a good job for us. Not just around us. Or at us.” Hunter Road resident Susan Campbell said when residents have to sign petitions or take an issue to referendum, “it seems as though residents are put in a position to fight to protect what is theirs,” she said. “Why do we always have to take things to such lengths to stop it?” The council will discuss communication options at their next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Cassida also said a planned workshop with Seacoast on Jan. 17 has been postponed to allow the soccer club more time to consider alternatives. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

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According to the TRI, the majority of Maine’s top 10 emitters were paper companies, including S.D. Warren in Westbrook, which discharged just over 270,000 pounds of chemicals into the air in 2010. The rest of Cumberland County’s emitters released chemicals on a much smaller scale than Warren and paper companies elsewhere in the state. The second largest in the area, Nichols Portland, which manufactures parts for engines and pumps, emitted about 1,700 pounds of zinc and disposed of just under 13,000 pounds of nickel and copper off-site. South Portland-based Fairchild Semiconductor’s 7,500 pounds of emissions included three acids and hydrogen fluoride, which are used to manufacture its semicon-

ductor wafers. Joel Rouillard, the company’s environmental manager, said the chemicals pass through an acid scrubber before being released into the air. He said the company’s emissions were up over 2009, when less than 3,000 pounds of chemicals were released, because of an increase in production. Gulf Oil emitted the most of the four South Portland-based oil companies, just over 8,600 pounds of gasoline-related chemicals like benzene, hexane and xylene. Just over half of Gulf’s emissions were from “point sources” – vents, stacks or other areas where chemicals are supposed to be released. The remainder are “fugitive emissions,” which for a fuel company probably include gasoline and equipment leaks,

according to Melanie Loyzim, director of the Bureau of Air Quality at the state DEP. Although the majority of the county’s emitters were in Portland or South Portland, Bath Iron Works’ Old Bath Road facility in Brunswick emitted 4,600 pounds of xylene, a solvent, and another 36,000 pounds of various chemicals at the Bath shipyard. Representatives from Gulf, BIW and Nichols did not respond to requests for comment. Many companies emitted much less in 2010 than they did 10 or 20 years ago. Gulf Oil, for example, vented more than 37,000 pounds of toxic chemicals from its South Portland oil terminal in the late 1990s, and Fairchild Semiconductor’s 2010 numbers are 97 percent lower than in 1987, when the company emitted close to 300,000 pounds of toxic chemicals. Certain chemicals have also been phased out. BIW no longer emits several chemicals

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Ranking the releases PORTLAND — According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory, the top 10 reporters of on- and off-site environmental releases in Cumberland County in 2010 were: 1 – S.D. Warren Co., Westbrook: 271,940 pounds. 2 – Nichols Portland, Portland: 14,476. 3 – Gulf Oil, South Portland: 8,635. 4 – Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland: 7,512. 5 – Sabre Corp., Raymond: 5,676. 6 – Bath Iron Works, Brunswick: 4,625. 7 – ExxonMobil, South Portland: 4,277. 8 – Citgo Petroleum, South Portland: 3,949. 9 – Silvex, Westbrook: 3,351. 10 – National Semiconductor, South Portland: 2,497. In Sagadahoc County, Bath Iron Works reported releasing 35,690 pounds.

that it used to discharge in large quantities in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including napthlene, the main ingredient in moth balls, and aluminum fumes and dust. Brian Kavanah, director of the DEP’s Division of Water Quality Management, said looking at trends in TRI data over a long period of time is more informative than emissions numbers from a given year. Just looking at the TRI data, he said, can provide an incomplete picture of the risks associated with emitting certain toxic chemicals. “(TRI) is a public right-to-know kind of thing, it doesn’t have any context to it,” he said. Loyzim added that it’s important to understand that “what’s emitted is not necessarily what’s out there in the environment ... (TRI) is telling you how much was released, but some of what gets released drops out immediately.” DEP keeps its own numbers on toxic chemical emissions and discharges, and compares them with the TRI to make sure there aren’t any glaring discrepancies. According to Loyzim, none of the companies in Cumberland County violated their DEPissued air emission permits. That’s fairly common, according to Dwight Peavey, the TRI program coordinator at the EPA’s regional office in Boston, who said 99.9 percent of emitters are within the legal limit. As for Maine’s overall emission numbers from 2010, he said they weren’t particularly shocking. He attributed the up-tick in emissions to increased production, especially in the paper industry. As to why Maine’s emissions increased from 2009 to 2010, when emissions in New England dropped in the same time period, Peavey said it depends on the type of manufacturing. Maine has “the large plants that we don’t see in other states,” he explained. “Those types of companies have large air and water emissions.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.


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