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Vol. 26, No. 3

Council backs OceanView bid for school properties By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — The Town Council tentatively selected a proposal by the OceanView retirement community to purchase most of the former PlummerMotz and Lunt school proper-

ties. The proposal for the Lunt Road properties would create a close public-private partnership between the town and its largest taxpayer. OceanView has agreed to pay

$3.25 million for almost all of the 21-acre parcel. A 2.2-acre lot that contains the Mason/ Motz school building would remain town-owned, along with 2.8 acres of property between the school buildings that would

become a public green. The proposal comes after voters narrowly rejected a $5.65 million referendum last June that would have turned the Lunt School building into a space for Falmouth Memorial Library,

created a community center at the Motz School and converted the Plummer School into a building available for lease to a private organization or business.

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Amid criticism, town amends investment policies Crow’s Nest distribution OK’d

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The Bootmobile, a road-worthy replica of the L.L. Bean Maine Hunting Shoe mounted on a biodiesel-fueled truck, will tour the country to mark L.L.Bean’s 100th year in business. The Freeport-based retail giant launched the celebration Tuesday at the Brunswick factory where the boots are made.

L.L. Bean turns 100, biggest boot ever hits the road By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — They call it the “Bootmobile,” a 13-foot tall, 21-foot long L.L. Bean boot mounted on a truck. The strange-looking vehicle is sure to turn heads as it makes its way around the country in celebration of the company’s 100th birthday. Although the “Bootmobile” was the attention grabber at the company’s anniversary kick-off on Tuesday,

the Bean boots on nearly everyone’s feet were the real testament to the success of the company’s iconic product. Most people know the story of how the company founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, decided to go into the boot business after returning from a hunting trip with cold, wet feet. Since 1912, the original Maine Hunting Shoe has remained one of L.L. Bean’s best-selling

items, even as the company has grown to sell clothing, home furnishings and a myriad of outdoor products. Last year, Bean reported $1.44 billion in annual sales. For the past 22 years, the Bean boots have been proSee page 25 Right, Terry Amsted of Brunswick works Tuesday in the L.L. Bean factory in Brunswick, where the iconic Maine Hunting Shoe is produced.

By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Anonymous publications or materials will no longer be monitored and removed from the entrance of Town Hall by town staff. Prompted by the distribution of an anonymous publication called the Crow’s Nest – a parody of town business, politics and public officials that has been distributed periodically in town for about 25 years – on Tuesday the Town Council repealed an administrative policy that allows people to put publications in the entrance of Town Hall as long as the documents have a name, contact information or something indicating ownership. The same policy allows town staff to remove those documents if they fail to indicate ownership. But at the Jan. 17 meeting, councilors followed the legal advice provided by town attorney Geoff Hole in a letter, cautioning against “picking and choosing the messages it allows to remain posted at Town Hall.” Richard P. Flewelling, assistant director of the legal services department at the Maine Municipal Association, advised that “almost any limitation on free speech will be subject to strict scrutiny by the courts ... and there is a significant risk,

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INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................23 Classifieds......................27 Community Calendar......21

Meetings.........................21 Obituaries.......................14 Opinion.............................9 People & Business.........24

Police Beat.....................12 Real Estate.....................30 Sports.............................15

Showdowns, milestone highlight memorable week Page 15

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January 19, 2012

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By Emily Parkhurst

FALMOUTH — As the temperature outside drops, those who struggle to pay for home heating fuel often turn to their towns for help.

per family. This year it’s down to $300,” Planer said of the LIHEAP funds. “It’s a huge hit for these people to take.”

And with cuts to the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, some may discover there’s no help to be found.

LIHEAP allocations, which are onetime heating assistance payouts for families and individuals who have income levels low enough and expenses high enough to qualify, have been reduced by 60 percent.

Falmouth has responded by making $10,000 from the town’s undesignated fund balance available to residents in need. The Town Council unanimously approved the aid last week.

Last year, Falmouth provided general assistance to 240 people. The town has already provided assistance to 79 people in this fiscal year. While not all of the people who qualify for general assistance receive heating assistance – some get help paying for rent, electricity or food – many of the people who come in asking for general assistance end up receiving

The town is also asking residents to help match the town’s donation. Town Clerk Ellen Planer said Tuesday that the town has already received eight private donations. “The normal benefit last year was $800 P H Y S I C I A N


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“It’s not for the whole winter – it’s a one-shot allocation. You get a one-time benefit and that’s it,” Planer said.

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The town is hoping it won’t have to make such a large contribution to heating assistance every year. In 2008, a private citizen donated $10,000 to the program, saving the town from having to use its

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Cumberland hopes to land Windham company with up to 100 jobs By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is scheduled to decide Monday whether to expand one of the town’s five tax increment financing districts to pave the way for a biotechnology company that could bring up to 100 jobs to town. TIF district No. 3, on the northwest side of Route 1, would be expanded north to include another eight lots. Expansion of the district would facilitate the move to Cumberland of Maine Standards Co., now based in Windham. The company would build a 30,000- to 40,000-square-foot building on a 7.5-acre property between Powell Road and Tuttle Road. “We’re very hopeful that Maine Standards lands here,” Town Manager Bill Shane said last week, adding that the company would be “a great partner in our community.” Maine Standards employs 50 people and expects to grow to 100 employees in the next five years, according to a Jan. 6 memo Shane sent to Route 1 area residents. Shane noted that expanding the TIF district does not change zoning or allowable uses, but rather “is strictly for the ability to offer desirable businesses tax incentives to locate to Cumberland,” and also allows for infrastructure expansion in the corridor. Maine Standards signed a credit enhancement agreement with the town last March for a property further south on

Route 1 in the existing third TIF district. The company ultimately opted to look elsewhere, Shane said. With expansion of the district, the Town Council would authorize Shane to sign a new agreement with the company for the northern location. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development must also approve the expanded TIF district. TIF district No. 3 will expire in about 24 years, Shane said last week. New property tax value – or tax increment – would be created on a property within the district’s boundaries after a site there has been developed. If Maine Standards moves in, new value created after the company builds its facility would be sheltered by Cumberland, as opposed to adding to the town’s valuation. This sheltering would avoid an increase, in this case, in Cumberland County’s tax assessment to the town. It would also avoid a decrease in state subsidy to the Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district, which could otherwise be triggered ♥

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by an increase in Cumberland’s valuation. The county tax assessment and school revenue appropriation are based on total valuation minus the increment in TIF districts. Tax revenue sheltered through the TIF district, about 50 cents on the dollar, must go toward economic development projects. A TIF district allows a town to offer tax incentives, called credit enhancement agreements, to businesses, Shane said. Through this agreement, Maine Standards would receive up to a 50 percent tax rebate each year until it has reached a cumulative rebated tax amount of up to $500,000. Shane noted that “it usually is somewhere between 11 and 15 years that (the agreements) basically max out. ... If we didn’t have the credit enhancement agreement, or if we didn’t have the TIF district, we’d be netting out the same.” The town does not have to offer such

agreements, Shane said. But if doing so can bring a business to the community that creates jobs and brings people to the town and school system, he added, “I think that’s a very positive thing for the community.” The value of the land where Maine Standards would move is a little more than $500,000, Shane said. The building – the increment the town would capture – could be about $2.5 million or $3.5 million, depending on whether the project is phased in or done all at once, he explained. “The bigger issue obviously is if we can successfully land these type of companies,” Shane said. “This gives us the instruments we need as staff ... to recruit businesses and to try to get people here. Because it’s tough right now, and this would be a huge boost to our tax base eventually.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Freeport panel begins work on new, revised policies By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Ordinance Committee members are reviewing amendments to a proposed Freedom of Access Act policy, the fireworks ordinance, conflict of interest and code of ethics policies, and railroad “quiet zones.” Some of the polices will be created and some need to be updated or revised, including a pest management policy, sidewalk maintenance ordinance, Hunter Road fields and trails management plan and fee structure, and a towing ordinance. The committee members are Town Council Chairman Jim Cassida and Councilors Sara Gideon and Kate Arno. They met Thursday, Jan. 12, to map out a plan for the next several months. As the staff representative, Town Planner Donna Larson presented background information, current town policies and examples of other town policies to assist the committee. She will be collecting additional information and presenting it to the committee at its next meeting. The committee received the draft Freedom of Access Act policy and will review and discuss the language at the next meeting. Cassida said the draft policy was created last year as a compilation of various

municipal Freedom of Information policies and state guidelines. He said the town attorney reviewed the policy language and determined it was consistent with the state law. Falmouth is currently using a similar policy, Cassida said. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said not every request for information has to be handled by the FOAA policy. The draft policy states the policy does not apply to routine requests at the town office for copies of licenses, deeds and bills. “If someone comes in and makes a request that will take Town Hall staff hours or days to produce, that’s when we will use this policy,” Olmstead said. “If someone wants a copy of council meetings, we just give it to them.” While the committee reviews the draft policy, Larson said she will contact other communities using similar policies and will research their fee structures in accordance with state law. Committee members will also explore creating a policy to address conflict of interest and code of ethics guidelines. Larson was asked to find references to conflict of interest in the Town Charter and other town policies in an effort to consolidate them into a single comprehensive policy. The committee will discuss her findings at its next meeting. In other business, Gideon said she would

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whistles at these crossings. There are also crossings at Hunter and Webster roads. Although Tec Associates, a civil engineering firm in South Portland, provided a quote for service to work on the quiet zone application, Larson said she will explore other contractors and talk to Cumberland and Falmouth, communities that employed Tec Associates on their applications in the past. She will explore the cost of hiring consultants, outline the scope of work needed, and determine the process the ordinance committee should follow. Finally, the committee reviewed the town’s fireworks policy. In light of recent changes to the state law, the Town Council voted to prohibit the sale and display of fireworks. Although the town has had a policy prohibiting the sale and display of fireworks in place since 1976, the council wanted the ordinance committee to explore the policy. Committee members said they have not heard from residents who support the sale and use of fireworks in town. They will recommend that the council keep the current fireworks ban in place. The next committee meeting is not yet scheduled, but Cassida said it is expected to meet within three weeks. Public comment is welcome and Cassida said he encourages residents to contact him via email at or by calling 869-5013. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.


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Deputy chief to be named acting fire chief in Yarmouth By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Deputy Fire Chief Michael Robitaille is expected to be named acting chief of the Yarmouth FireRescue Department after Chief Byron “Pat” Fairbanks retires in February. The Town Council is scheduled to confirm Robitaille’s appointment on Thursday, at the request of Town Manager Nat Tupper. Robitaille has served as deputy chief for nearly eight years. He previously worked as deputy chief in Brunswick for seven years and before that as deputy chief of the Lisbon Fire Department. He was also the volunteer chief in Bowdoin from 1995 to 2001. He is a state-certified fire instructor and paramedic and has training through the Maine State Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy. He received his associate’s degree in fire science and is a member of several fire service professional organizations. Tupper said he spoke with councilors, reached out to fire chiefs in Freeport and Cumberland, and several members of the Yarmouth Fire-Rescue Department before selecting Robitaille for the appointment.

“Talking with different people in the community, in neighboring towns and in the department has been very helpful,” Tupper said. “They all have valuable information to share.” Robitaille is expected to serve as acting chief for several months while the department continues to review its needs, Tupper said. He said he and Robitaille will work together on leadership growth, volunteer recruitment and training, and organizational development. Then, based on the continuing review

of the department’s needs and Robitaille’s performance, a decision will be made this summer whether search for a new chief or to make Robitaille’s appointment permanent. Tupper said the town took the same approach when Police Chief Michael Morrill transitioned into his role in 2002.

“We will drop the ‘acting’ title by Labor Day, and sometime this summer decide who will be the permanent chief,” Tupper said. “We have a policy that states our preference is to promote from within.” The council meets Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Log Cabin, 196 Main St. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson

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LePage bill seeks more government transparency By Naomi Schalit and John Christie AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is proposing legislation to close a loophole in ethics laws that has allowed high-level state officials not to report millions in state payments to organizations run by them or their spouses. The governor’s legal counsel said the bill was prompted by a Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting story two weeks ago that revealed that between 2003 and 2010 the state paid almost $235 million to such organizations. Dan Billings, who drafted the legisla-

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Teaching our children to lie Recently, I was presented the opportunity for an exciting business meeting in New York City. Fortunately, my daughter Ophelia was home on college break and available to watch her siblings, thereby saving me No Sugar the vast and unwelcome expense of a babysitter for two overnights. School morning No. 1 went very well. Morning No. 2 didn’t go quite as well and I received a panicked call from my eldest at 8 a.m., relaying the information that the bus had come and gone without her two younger brothers getting aboard. This news did not delight me, and I lamented the Sandi Amorello plight of single mothers everywhere: it’s not easy being a solo show. After taking a very deep breath and finding a friend to drive my boys to school, I made the long-distance call to the school office that many parents dread – the “my child is going to be coming in late” call. Otherwise known as the “you’re a naughty parent” interrogation. As a woman who is possibly too honest at times, I explained our plight: the 19-year-old sister, the malfunctioning alarm clock, and the fact that I was more than 300 miles away. As I shared my story with a mix of disdain and humor, I heard silence – and then a tiny chuckle on the other end of the phone.


I found that my explanation had counted for nothing. My son was punished for his tardiness by not being allowed to participate in swim team practice that day. This type of school policy is ridiculous, and annoys me to no end. And I’m not putting the blame on the otherwise lovely school secretaries. They are just the messengers. Being penalized by not being permitted to compete in an athletic event that day is one thing – but a practice? Really? And more importantly, when did our parental word cease being a valid excuse? I refuse to reveal my sources, but I know of adults in the school system who have advised our children to “just always lie and say you were feeling sick, or it’ll be unexcused.” Obviously, many students and parents feel forced to fib. What a good lesson for our youngsters. I don’t make excuses for my children if their tardiness is due to intentionally poor behavior on their part, like spending 35 minutes in the shower. But is it necessary for our kids to be shivering in their skateboard sneakers because a parent hasn’t used the fake stomach-ache excuse? When did vouching for our own children become meaningless? I understand it if a teenager arrives at the high school two hours late, smelling of cigarettes and strawberryfrosted Dunkin’ Donuts, or if a parent calls four out of five days each week claiming alarm-clock issues. That would clearly warrant intervention. But our town isn’t inhabited by parents smoking crack on street corners, and I believe parents here are well-intentioned and doing their best, for the most part.

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If my child truly requires 20 minutes extra sleep, or is emotionally upset and I prescribe some “mental health” time before beginning another pressure-filled school day, I believe that to be an uber-valid excuse. I’m the parent. I know my child, and I’m tired of being treated like a crime suspect. Acts of God should obviously also qualify. Parent: “Hello. This is Timothy’s mother. I’m going to be bringing him in 17 minutes late this morning.” School: “And why is that? Does Timothy have a lifethreatening illness? The bubonic plague?” Parent: “No. But a 40-foot conifer fell on our house last night and we had to use an axe to break down the front door in order to get to our car, so we’re running late.” School: “Oh. I see.” (unspoken message: “Sorry but that won’t cut it sister.”) And so it goes. Please. Let’s reclaim our parental power. And it would also be nice if we could demonstrate that telling the truth doesn’t always result in punishment. In fact, I think we should earn points for not lying and saying our kid has a tummy ache when in fact, the dog really did eat the alarm clock.

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Freeport soccer proposal serves greater good It has been my experience that no matter what is proposed some will oppose it. First it is usually “not in my back yard,” or “it will change the neighborhood,” or “I’ll have to look at it from my house.” One has to ask two questions: what good will come of it, and how will it impact our community? I’ve had to make up my mind and then vote yes on many things, including the Freeport YMCA, the public safety building and highway garage, L.L. Bean’s return center on Desert Road, the library and rebuilding of the town’s wharf. These are things that impacted neighborhoods. Is the community better served? Yes. The Seacoast United soccer complex will provide the greater Freeport community’s youth with more options for positive sports developments. That is my point of view as a former Freeport town councilor. Edward R. Campbell West Gardiner

country as a Christian nation. The line he refers to as proof of his belief was actually meant to prevent the establishment of a specific religious denomination as the government-sponsored religion. That status would allow politicians to directly tax the citizens to support the single church and possibly close down other religious beliefs, as had been the practice in Europe. In Virginia, that government-sponsored religion would probably have been the Anglican Church (Episcopal) as many of the political leaders were of that persuasion. I suggest Seitz read “A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic” by Henry Mayer, as it deals extensively with this subject. Henry (“Give me liberty or give me death”) was one of Virginia’s brightest minds in the Revolutionary War era. He had a Baptist mother and an Anglican father and this was an important issue to him. He was a very religious man and a staunch advocate for not having a government-sponsored religion of any kind. Lincoln Merrill Jr. North Yarmouth

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Recently, the folks at the new credit union in Cumberland, Atlantic Regional Federal, were very helpful, and I’d like to thank them. We were having trouble finding an institution to count and process the thousands of pennies and other coins we’d collected as a result of our schools’ annual penny drive. The women at the credit union readily agreed to help, even during an already busy holiday week, and were exceedingly friendly and professional throughout the week-long process. The $1,500 check we sent to the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund would have been a lot less timely without their efforts. Cumberland is lucky to have Atlantic Regional, a great addition to our community. Jeff Brookes, SAD 51 Cumberland/North Yarmouth

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We object to the suggestion in a recent letter that a non-heterosexual identity is incompatible with Christianity. We have not heard that espoused at our church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. The message we have received – one we believe is entirely consistent with Christ’s teachings – is that love and kindness are the primary virtues to which we all should strive. We expect anyone attending to be warmly received and blessed as they are, regardless of ethnic identity, marital status, income level, time spent in town, and, yes, sexual identity. Our church is a welcoming place; if we thought it wasn’t, we would not be members there. No one should have to reject their identity or their lovedones to receive God’s blessings. The congregational tradition is to eschew any requirement of members to express loyalty to any specific doctrine, other than a belief that Jesus came to this world to help us improve our lives, died to forgive us our sins and was resurrected to help us see the promise in his example. We worship together as friends and strangers, conservatives and liberals, brothers and sisters. Although there are places of worship less willing to embrace or tolerate differences, ours is not one of them. We instead focus our collective efforts on providing financial assistance and other support for those in need, offering a creative and values-based Sunday School for our children, and sharing the good news of Jesus’ love for all human beings. Kristi Wright & Patrick Strawbridge North Yarmouth

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The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is pleased to recognize the overwhelming generosity from our community that helped make this holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. Significant donations were received from students at the Yarmouth schools, local businesses and service organizations, a reunion class as well as families and individuals. We are grateful to be a beneficiary of this wonderful community’s gifts and want to thank everyone who donated food, funds and volunteered time at one of the busiest times of the year. Your help enabled the pantry to feed 52 families at Thanksgiving and the same number at Christmas, providing a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and baked goods to boot. It is your efforts that create the caring spirit of our community. Thank you all so much. Sue Rowe & Serena Mercer Yarmouth Community Food Pantry

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Don’t change zoning for Freeport soccer proposal I think it is time for the Freeport Town Council to stop considering zoning changes to accommodate the proposed indoor-outdoor soccer complex near Hedgehog Mountain. The 62,000-square-foot soccer building would be as large as the Shaw’s supermarket in Freeport, and the proposed location is in the center of the RR1 zone. The Planning Board has voted against the zoning changes, and we have sufficient commerciallyzoned property to accommodate the project. The land parcel is adjacent to the town-owned Hedgehog Mountain recreational property. This is a valuable asset to the town and gets considerable use. From the top of Hedgehog Mountain there are views of Bradbury Mountain and Mount Washington. The indoor soccer building would very negatively impact those views and the recreational value of Hedgehog Mountain. I also ask the Town Council to listen to the pleas of the residents to have stability in their rural neighborhoods. This goal is voiced by people from all regions of Freeport. It is a reasonable expectation that home owners should not need to organize and fight against zoning changes. The Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to make decisions and use the land wisely, such as clustering commercial development together and residential areas together. By maintaining the integrity of the RR1 zone and grouping commercial development in the commercially-zoned areas, Freeport will continue to be a location where people desire to live. Edward Brainard Freeport

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But, of course, it was the Greatest Generation that ignited the post-World War II baby boom. Now I have a feeling that my generation, the 76 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964, will be remembered as the Grossest Generation, selfish folks who insisted on doing their own thing. If you want to understand graphically why Social Security and Medicare have become such contentious national issues and why MaineCare is under attack here in Maine, just look at population pyramids from 1950 and 2010. In 1950, a U.S. population diagram resembled a Christmas tree with a broad base of young people tapering on up to the oldest at the top. Plenty of worker bees to support their elders. Today, the bloated pyramid is approaching a solid rectangle, a fat demographic top-heavy with oldsters. The median age in this country has gone from 30.2 in 1950 to 37.2 in 2010. Here in Maine, the oldest state in the nation, the median age is a gray and grizzly 42.7 years. It’s not welfare fraud or freeloaders that are putting a strain on social services, governor; it’s us, you and me. We’re old. I’d like to think that a lot of the population-based problems in the country – demand for social services, energy, food, jobs, etc. – will disappear once the big bubble of Baby Boomers passes through the system and out of existence. Unfortunately, just about as many Americans were born in the 18 years between 1988 and 2006 as in the 18 years between 1946 and 1964. The birth rate has come way down as the population has increased, but the sheer numbers have not. And it’s those sheer numbers that have to eat, stay warm, get educated, find jobs, and stay healthy. Come 2050, when I will be 101 if I’m still around, the population of the United States is projected to be 440 million. KaPOOM! 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:

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Fire calls 1/6 at 7:40 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/6 at 7:46 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/7 at 8:05 a.m. Fire alarm on Lakeside Drive. 1/7 at 3:15 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 1/8 at 7:34 a.m. Brush fire on Remington Way. 1/10 at 7:48 a.m. Vehicle fire on Route 1. 1/10 at 10:37 p.m. Gas odor in residence on Sunset Road. 1/11 at 7:58 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 1/11 at 8:07 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Hurricane Road. 1/12 at 8:11 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/12 at 8:31 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/12 at 8:48 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike. 1/13 at 8:27 a.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane.

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Summonses 1/10 at 7:19 p.m. Christopher B. Weiss, 20, of Lajoie Drive, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Paxton on Mallett Drive and Main Street on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked. 1/10 at 3:23 p.m. Brandon Veinott, 18 of Spikehorn Way, Turner, was issued a summons by Officer Paul Powers on Main Street a charge of unauthorized taking or transfer. 1/14 at 9:17 a.m. Paul Conley, 50, of Sequoia Drive, was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Main Street on a charge of allowing a dog to cause a nuisance. 1/14 at 2:38 p.m. Susan A. Muniak, 44, of Poland Road, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Paxton on Poland Road on a charge of violating condition of release. 1/15 at 2:11 p.m. Christopher J. Bassett, 39, of Justin's Way, was issued a summons by Officer Jason Bartlett on Mallett Drive on charges of possession of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. continued next page

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Shaggy sightings 1/11 at 7:27 a.m. A resident contacted police to report seeing dogs or coyotes in the road near Pleasant Hill and Flying Point roads. By the time police arrived, they did not find any animals in the road.

Romantic late night shopping spree? 1/14 at 2:17 a.m. An employee of L.L. Bean contacted police to request assistance removing two people from the Main Street store. The employee reported seeing a man and a woman go into the men's bathroom together. When the employee followed them in, they were reportedly caught in "a romantic interlude." Police found the two people on the Bean's campus and called a taxi for them to return to Brunswick.

Fire calls 1/10 at 8:50 p.m. Chimney fire on South Freeport Road. 1/11 at 11:35 a.m. Chimney fire on Breezy Acres. 1/11 at 3:10 p.m. Fire alarm on Depot Street. 1/11 at 5:47 p.m. Vehicle accident on Pleasant Hill Road. 1/11 at 9:45 p.m. Mutual aid to Brunswick. 1/12 at 9:01 a.m. Fire alarm on Wardtown Road. 1/13 at 5:33 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 1/13 at 5:37 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 1/14 at 11:07 p.m. Fire alarm on Winslow Park Way. 1/15 at 12:52 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 1/15 at 7:34 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 1/15 at 10:20 p.m. Fire alarm on Lawrence Road.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 18 calls from Jan. 9-15.

North yarmouth Arrests There were no arrests or summonses reported from Jan. 9 - 15.

Fire calls There were no fire calls reported from Jan. 9 - 15.

EMS North Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to one call from Jan. 9 - 15.

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Ski patrol 1/15 at 1:40 p.m. A resident of Leonard Lane contacted police to report suspicious tracks around the house. Police found thin ski tracks around the home and around the edge of the property. Since nothing was reported missing and no windows or doors were reported open, police determined it was not a suspicious situation.

EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 18 calls from Jan. 9 - 15.

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George Robinson, 88: Honest, hardworking man SCARBOROUGH — George Arthur Robinson, 88, died on Jan. 8 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a year of declining health. Born in Cumberland on Feb. 14, 1923, he was a son of Lydia and Fred Robinson. He attended local schools, graduat-

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in 1997 to him, recognizing “...his care with the facts and figures ... his good humor (keeping) matters on an even keel. George always remained serene outwardly, you could tell when he was getting tense, because he started running his hands over his head. From the looks of it, he must have been tense many more times than any of us imagined!” He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Ethelyn, his sister Fannie Leighton, brother Eugene Robinson and sister Jeannette Leighton. He is survived by his great loves: his daughter Patricia Archambault of Yarmouth; his son George Robinson of Yarmouth; his grandchildren Mark Archambault of Palm Bay, Fla., Jennifer A. Visco and her husband Davide of Newton, Mass., Matt Robinson of Dallas, Texas, Brian Robinson and his wife Betsy of Freeport, Gregg Robinson of Boston, Mass.; great-grandchildren Peter, Benjamin, Andrew and Katherine Visco and Thomas Robinson; and his two cats Lou and Bo.

The family would like to thank the staff and care givers of Comfort Keepers and Hospice of Southern Maine for the exceptional care given to Robinson in the past year. Visiting hours were held on Jan. 11 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, with funeral services on Jan. 12 with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Village Cemetery in Gray.

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Showdowns, milestone highlight memorable week (Ed. Note: For the full Yarmouth-Poland boys’ basketball and Greely-Lewiston girls’ hockey game stories, please see By Michael Hoffer As the winter season passes the midway point, there’s been ample excitement on the court, ice, track, trails, slopes and in the pool. Here’s a glimpse:

Boys’ basketball Yarmouth boys’ basketball senior standout Josh Britten entered last Tuesday’s home game versus Poland on the cusp of a personal milestone. Britten then went out and scored his 1,000th career point, leading the Clippers to a 6356 win over the Knights. Britten (who finished with 25 points on the night) reached the threshold with a 3 early in the second half. Yarmouth coach Adam Smith instantly called a timeout and the celebration was on. Moments after his teammates and coaches swarmed him, Britten made his way over to the front row of the crowd to his parents. “They’re my biggest fans,” said Britten, who gave them the game ball to hold onto. “It’s awesome. It’s a really good feeling. I actually had no idea I made it to 1,000 until they announced it. It’s not something we talk about before games or at any part in the season. I don’t want to think about it. I’d rather play to win and play for my team. It was a great surprise, it’s good to get it under my belt, finally, but it’s definitely fun moving on.” Yarmouth held on to win, thanks also to 11 points from sophomore Nate Shields-Auble and nine from senior Sam Torres. “Fortunately we had enough turnovers that gave us some easy opportunities that kept us in the lead when we needed it because we struggled in the half court,” said Smith. “We struggled offensively as well as defensively, but as a team, they stuck together long enough to pull out a victory which was, in the end, the best part of the whole event.” Friday, the Clippers dropped an agonizing 40-39 decision at Cape Elizabeth and fell to 8-2 (and fourth in the Western Class B Heal Points standings). Britten had 13 points in that one. Yarmouth was at Western C power Waynflete Wednesday (see for game story), hosts Gray-New Gloucester Friday and visits Traip Tuesday. Falmouth remains unbeaten, barely, and atop the standings. The Yachtsmen (10-0) dominated visiting Gray-New Gloucester,


Falmouth’s Evan Eklund soars over the bar to win the pole vault at last weekend’s indoor track meet.

71-26, last Tuesday (Matt Packard scored 11 points, Matt Kingry, Jack Simonds and Scott Jensen all had 10). Saturday, Falmouth got pushed for 40 thrilling minutes before holding off visiting Greely, 53-51, in double overtime. Packard won it with a layup at the end of the second OT. He and Grant Burfeind both finished with 11 points. The Yachtsmen were at Lake Region Tuesday, visit Cape Elizabeth Friday and host Wells Saturday. Greely, despite the loss at Falmouth, is coming on. The Rangers went 2-1 last week. First, Greely held off host Traip, 86-76, as senior Liam Maker had a career game, scoring 47 points (18 in the fourth quarter alone), believed to be a program record. The Rangers then held off visiting Freeport, 64-56, behind 18 points and 14 rebounds from sophomore Michael McDevitt, 14 points from Maker and a dozen from senior Cooper Allen. In the setback, sophomore Bailey Train erupted for 28 points. Greely (6-5 and sixth in Western B) welcomes preseason favorite York Saturday and goes to GrayNew Gloucester Tuesday. Freeport is 1-9 and 16th in the region after recent losses at Greely (64-56) and to visiting Lake Region (63-55). Senior Josh Weirich had 17 points and classmate Mitch Loeman added 13 against the Rangers. Sophomore Chandler Birmingham went off for 22 points in the loss to the Lakers. The Falcons are at Wells Friday and go to Gray-New Gloucester Saturday. Tuesday, they host Poland. In Western C, North Yarmouth

NYA’s Hannah Twombly leads the pack en route to winning the mile last weekend.

Academy is 2-7 and 15th in the Heals after Saturday’s 51-30 loss at Gray-New Gloucester. Senior Asad Dahia had a team-high 17 ponts. The Panthers are home with Old Orchard Beach Friday and visit Hyde Tuesday.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, Greely is 9-2 and third behind Leavitt and Lake Region in the Western B Heals. The Rangers went 3-0 last week, downing visiting Traip (42-31), host Freeport (53-38) and visiting Falmouth (43-37). Junior Jaclyn Storey had 17 points against Traip, 12 against the Falcons and 11 versus the Yachtsmen. Seniors Caroline Hamilton and Haylee Munson each had 10 points against Freeport. Hamilton had a team-high 16 in the win over Falmouth. Greely is at York Friday and hosts Gray-New Gloucester Tuesday. Falmouth began the week 6-4 and seventh in the Heals after edging host Gray-New Gloucester (38-36) and falling at Greely (4337). In the win, freshman Ally Hickey had the game winner and wound up with eight points (as did senior Laney Evers). Hickey finished with 13 in the loss. The Yachtsmen hosted Lake Region in a makeup game Tuesday (see for game story), welcome Cape Elizabeth Friday and go to Wells Saturday. Freeport dropped to ninth with a 5-5 record after going 1-2 last week. The Falcons started with a 43-41 home win over Fryeburg as sophomore Nina Davenport had 14 points and junior Leigh Wyman 11. Freeport then lost at home to Greely (53-38, de-

spite 21 from Davenport) and unbeaten Lake Region (63-59, as Davenport had 24 points and Wyman added 17). The Falcons host Wells Friday and Gray-New Gloucester Saturday and go to Poland Wednesday. Yarmouth began the week 3-7 and 11th in the region after edging host Poland (44-43) and losing a tough one to visiting Cape Elizabeth (41-39). In the victory, senior Morgan Cahill and sophomore Grace O’Donnell both had a dozen points. In the setback, Cahill led the way with 20 points. The Clippers hosted Waynflete Wednesday, visit GrayNew Gloucester Friday and welcome Traip Tuesday. In Western C, NYA enjoyed a 57-30 win at Buckfield last Tuesday, then lost at home to GrayNew Gloucester Saturday, 70-34. Senior Morgan Scully erupted for 27 points (21 in the third quarter alone) in the victory. Against the Patriots, Scully scored 14 points, sophomore Chloe Leishman 10. The Panthers (4-5 and 11th in the Heals) go to Old Orchard Beach Friday and host Hyde Tuesday.

Boys’ hockey On the ice, Greely continues to impress in Western B. The Rangers improved to 6-0-1 Saturday with a decisive 4-0 home win over Cape Elizabeth, the team projected to be Greely’s top contender in the region. Ben Hackett, Drew Hackett, Pete Stauber and Tim Storey all scored, while Kyle Kramlich pitched the shutout in net. The Rangers (a close second to York in the Western B Heals) host Yarmouth Saturday and go to Lewiston Monday and St. Dom’s

Wednesday. Greely junior Kyle Megathlin was named the December Western B Defenseman of the Month. He had five assists and played smothering defense. Freshman teammate Mitchel Donovan was named Rookie of the Month. Donovan had two goals and six assists. Yarmouth fell to 3-3-1 and seventh in Western B after a 4-3 home loss to Camden Hills Saturday. Alex Kurtz had two goals in defeat. The Clippers are at Greely Saturday and visit Leavitt Wednesday. In Western A, Falmouth is now 5-3 and fourth in the standings after beating host South Portland (9-1) and falling at home to Bangor (6-3). Mitch Tapley had two goals in the win. The Yachtsmen are at top-ranked Thornton Academy Saturday.

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On the girls’ side, Falmouth remains the state’s lone unbeaten team and is first in the West Region Heals with a 13-0 mark after beating visiting York (2-1) and Portland (9-1) in recent days. Standout senior Megan Fortier scored twice against the Wildcats and had two more goals against the Bulldogs (as did Gabby St. Angelo and Jayde Bazinet). After going to St. Dom’s Wednesday, the Yachtsmen host Winslow Saturday. In the East, Greely is second to Brunswick in the standings after wins last week over visiting Lewiston (3-1) and host Yarmouth (6-1) which lifted its record to 112. Sarah Kurland, Paige Tuller and continued page 16

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Meg Finley scored against the Blue Devils, as the Rangers rallied from an early deficit. “It was nice to see (us) to pick it up in the second period,” said Greely coach Nate Guerin. “It is usually when we are slower. We had a bit of a slow start. We found whatever it was and took care of it.” In the win over the Clippers, six different players scored and Emma Seymour made 16 saves. The Rangers are at Brunswick Saturday and host Leavitt Wednesday. Yarmouth is 4-9 and sixth in the Heals after bouncing back from the Greely loss with a 7-5 win at Winslow Monday. Ariel Potter scored three times. The Clippers go to St. Dom’s Saturday.

Indoor track

After competing against each other in the first week, the Falmouth and Greely indoor track powerhouses took part in separate meets last weekend. The Yachtsmen boys and girls both finished first in a six-team meet. Reid Pryzant won three events for the boys, taking the triple jump (38 feet, 3.25 inches), long jump (18-11.5) and senior 55 hurdles (8.24 seconds). Jacob Buhelt also was a multiple event winner, placing first in the senior 400 (55.15) and the senior 55 (6.93). The girls won four individual events and two relays. The Rangers girls beat seven other teams (Freeport and NYA tied for fourth and Yarmouth was sixth), while the boys were runner-up to York (the Clippers placed third, the Panthers fourth and the Falcons

seventh). The Greely girls won 10 individual events and two relays. Kaley Sawyer led the way with first place finishes in the long jump (14-11.5) and triple jump (33-1). Freeport got a victory from Katie O’Neil in the junior 200 (29.90). NYA’s Hannah Twombly took the mile (5:55.57). Yarmouth’s Jocelyn Davies (senior high jump, 4-8) and its junior 800 relay team (2:06.28) were both runners-up. In the boys’ meet, the Rangers got wins from Nestor Taylor in the senior 400 (55.30), Liam Campbell in the 800 (2:04.03) and James Ferrar in the junior shot put (39-8.75). The Clippers saw Thomas Robichaud in the pole vault (10 feet) and their junior 800 relay team (1:44.26) place first. The Panthers got runner-up showings from Oscar Zou in the junior 55 (7.19) and their senior 800 relay team (1:41.93). The Falcons got a runner-up performance from Taylor Saucier in the 800 (2:05.20). Friday at USM, Freeport and Yarmouth meet Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Gray-New Gloucester, Lake Region and York at 3:30 p.m., and Falmouth, Greely and NYA compete with Hyde, Poland, Traip and Wells at 6:30 p.m.

Swimming In the pool, Greely continues to impress, sweeping a meet against Cheverus last week, with the boys triumphing, 52-42, and the girls prevailing, 57-37. Sarah Easterling set a new pool record in the 200 individual medley (2 minutes, 11.94 seconds). Easterling, along with Katie Whittum, Emily Domingo and Sara Schad, set a new pool record in the girls’ 200 freestyle

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relay (1:42.96). Ryan Plante, Evan Campbell, Jonthan Dunnett and Dan Spencer set a new pool record in the boys’ 200 free relay (1:33.06). The undefeated Rangers are home against Windham Friday. Falmouth split at South Portland. The girls won, 116-63, while the boys lost, 9665. The Yachtsmen go to Cape Elizabeth Friday. Yarmouth returns to action Thursday at Bonny Eagle.

Skiing Ample snowfall meant plenty of action for local skiers in recent days. Last Wednesday, every local school but Greely participated in a Nordic classical race at Black Mountain. In the boys’ meet, Yarmouth was first, NYA second, Falmouth third, Merriconeag sixth and Freeport 12th. The Panthers had the second (Cam Regan, 14 minutes, 18.2 seconds) and third (Ian Moore, 14:41.8) individual finishers. The Clippers were paced by fourth-place Chester Jacobs (14:45.2). The top Yachtsmen finisher was Jamie McCatherin (fifth, 14:59.9). Jack Pierce (13th, 15:51.2) led Merriconeag. The Falcons were led by Alex Sturtevant (41st, 17:15.7). In the girls’ race, Yarmouth was first, Merriconeag second, Falmouth fourth and Freeport eighth. Individually, Yarmouth’s Caitlin Crawford was second (17:11.7), Merriconeag’s Zoe Chace-Donahue placed third (17:15.2), Falmouth’s Catherine Hebson came in 10th (18:55.2) and Freeeport’s Emily Martin was 27th (20:55.6). Saturday, Falmouth, Greely and NYA took part in the Hornet Classic.

The Panthers won the boys’ meet, while the Yachtsmen were runner-up and the Rangers 15th. Regan was first individually (14:13.5). Falmouth was paced by Jay Lesser (third, 14:51.6). Ian Byron (59th, 18:39.5) was Greely’s top finisher. On the girls’ side, Falmouth was second to host Leavitt. Greely came in 17th and NYA placed 20th. Hebson came in sixth (20:29.1). Eva Bates (24th, 22:59.8) led Greely. NYA’s top finisher was Isabella Munro (57th, 24:52.6). Alpine skiers got in on the fun Monday in a giant slalom race at Shawnee Peak. Leika Scott of Falmouth placed first individually with a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 1.90 seconds. The Yachtsmen were third behind Fryeburg and Freeport (Lake Region also too part). The Falcons were paced by Sarah Pier (third, 1:07.11). On the boys’ side, Falmouth was first, Freeport second. The Falcons Ryder Bennell placed second (1:03.44). The Yachtsmen were led by Austin Couch (third, 1:03.49). Greely and Yarmouth competed in a slalom race (along with Cape Elizabeth and Gray-New Gloucester), also at Shawnee Peak. The Clippers won the boys’ race, with the Rangers second and the rivals flip-flopped on the girls’ side where Greely won. Individually, Greely’s Elyse Dinan was first on the girls’ side (1:34.75). Yarmouth’s Drew Grout was runner-up among the boys (1:27.57). Freelance writers Nathan D. Fournier and Ryan Robb contributed to this story. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Local players were part of the championship team at the 2012 Post Holiday Hootenanny high school boys’ 7v7 tournament at the Riverside Athletic Center. Standing (left to right): Alexander Paulus (Morse), Karl Rickett (Deering), Tom Lawson (Cheverus), Warren Murray (Cheverus), Terry Webber (Westbrook), Winston Sullivan (Brunswick), James Doyle (Deering), Griffin Thoreck (Cape Elizabeth), Mitchel Cooney (Brunswick). Kneeling: David Pearson (Scarborough), Chris Snyder (Brunswick), C.J. Leighton (Falmouth), Schuyler Mace (Morse), Bailey Koch (Deering), coach Sam Manders (Maine Elite Lacrosse).

Falmouth girl second at Hoop Shoot District tourney Falmouth’s Camille Clement was runner-up in the girls’ 8-9 age division in the Elks Coastal District Hoop Shoot contest held Sunday at McAuley.

Nor’Easters holding fundraiser The Nor’Easters Synchronized Skating teams will host a fundraiser and exhibition Saturday and Sunday in preparation for the U.S. Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships Jan. 26-28 in Hershey, Penn. There will be a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Falmouth. Tickets

are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. Sunday, the Nor’Easters will perform a free exhibition from 2:40 to 4:50 p.m. at Family Ice Center. FMI,

CNYLL registration underway Registration for Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League’s 2012 season is underway. Registration can only be done online via credit card at Please register your child before Feb. 29 to receive an early-bird discount (does not apply to T-Ball baseball or T-Ball softball). We will also need coaches for the upcoming season at all levels. Coaches’ applications can be found on our website.

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Men’s basketball tournament upcoming

The 18th annual Dr. Noel Paradise Memorial Swish-Out and Junior Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge, the longest running, continuous 3-on-3 benefit basketball tournament in the state, is seeking teams to participate in this year’s event, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 29. The tournament is a benefit for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. FMI, 773-5671, ext. 273, or

The first annual MBR men’s statewide basketball championship will be held March 3-4 in Lewiston/Auburn. Each team will play two games of pool play March 3. The top finisher from each pool advances to the championship run March 4. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 207318-6523 or

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.


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Over 30 youngsters, ages 5 to 10, from the town of Yarmouth took part in the initial session of the Learn to Play Hockey program earlier this month on the Key Bank Pond. The first session runs through the end of January. There will also be a session every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in February. Registration available through Yarmouth Community Services.

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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 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: for a complete agenda.

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A problem waiting to hatch Within as little as eight weeks, just two fleas can produce up to 2,000 eggs.

Your pet shakes these tiny white specs off himself and into your home where they quickly develop into maggot-like larvae and spin silken cocoons, becoming pupae. In their pupae stage, fleas can lay dormant for up to a year waiting for the right conditions to hatch into adults. That means, as long as you have eggs, larvae and pupae hiding in your home, you’re always at risk for a sudden, itchy infestation. Consider these uncomfortable facts: • The adult fleas a pet owner sees represent only 5 percent of the flea population. The other 95 percent - eggs, maggot-like larvae and pupae - hide in your home. • A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day.

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Flea progeny, in the form of eggs and larvae, can lie dormant for months in furniture crevices and bedding.

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Tips on sharing a home with pets and plants (NAPS)—Plants can be a beautiful way to spruce up your home and garden, but if you share your home with a dog or cat, you’ll want to choose your plants carefully. The leaves, seeds, berries and bulbs of some common plants can be poisonous to pets. Many flowers, such as hya­cinth, oleander and hydrangea, can cause stomach irritation when ingested by your cat or dog. Wisteria, lily of the valley, morning glory and narcissus are other common plants that have parts that could be poisonous such as seeds, pods, roots, bulbs and flowers, and therefore should be avoided when landscaping your yard. Vegetable and fruit gardens should also be treated with caution. The leaves of rhubarb, shoots of potatoes and seeds of apples can be extremely poisonous to dogs and cats. Instead, try planting beets, honeydew melon or zucchini squash, none of which will pose a threat to your precious pets. If you’d like to bring your garden inside,

tuberous plants are great to include in any fresh-cut arrangement. While some members of the tuberous family are completely poisonous, such as iris and lilies, others can be safe when handled intelligently. As long as their bulbs are discarded, tulips, daffodils and buttercups are a beautiful and safe way to bring nature indoors. In the spring, be sure not to plant azaleas, primroses or geraniums, which are entirely poisonous to dogs and cats. Consider planting impatiens, sunflowers or petunias instead, as they are all safe and will add color and beauty to your outdoor space.

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In other business, the council voted unanimously to amend the town’s investment and fund balance policies. With input from the public, the council amended the town’s investment policy. The primary objective of the policy is to ensure that the town’s reserve and trust funds are “properly invested in a conservative and balanced portfolio of fixed income and equity investments.” The council voted to change the blend from 70 percent invested in fixed income and 30 percent in equities, to 75 and 25 percent.

Town Finance Director Abbe Yacoben said the change has decreased the town’s investment risk considerably. The town’s investment policy has come under scrutiny by critics who have called it unnecessarily risky. Now, the bond funds will only be allowed in the equities portion of the reserve account, and the 75 percent of fixed income is not subject to market risk, Yacoben said. Telos Road resident Marie Gunning made a series of suggestions that the council agreed were worthy of further discussion. She asked that the word “conservative” be more clearly defined so that a future council and finance director will understand the town practices, and she suggested the town screen unsavory investments and seek socially-responsible investment options. She also suggested the finance director report out more than once a year and that the town should go out to bid for financial services. The council agreed to adopt the invest-


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Friday 1/27

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

Cycle4Care Spin Class Fundraiser, 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Zone3Fitness, 71 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, $20, registration required, cycle4care.

Saturday 1/28 Pie Luck, bring a pie to share and a food contribution to the Cumberland Food Pantry, 6:30 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 829-3766.

Bulletin Board Circle of Musicians, Sundays 2-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $3 per person/$5 couple, Cumberland/North Yarmouth little league registration is now open. Register by Feb. 29 at Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.

Thursday 1/19 Creating Customer Loyalty, 7:309:30 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $5 members/$10 non-members, 8654743 ext. 117. Labyrinth Walk, 4-7:30 p.m., Trin-

Friday 1/20

Saturday 1/21 Scarborough Basketball Boosters free throw clinic, 9 a.m., Wentworth School, Scarborough. WMPG “Power Up” Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 92 Bedford St., Portland, Animal Care and Handling Program, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 985-3244.

Friday 1/27 History and Heritage Night: Tuskegee Airmen, 5 p.m., 66 Gorham Road, Scarborough, registration required, 883-7625 or

Saturday 1/28 South Portland National Little League registration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, returning players can register online at,

Sunday 1/29 Yarmouth and Cumberland Democrats Meeting, 4 p.m., Yarmouth Town Hall, 200 Main St., Yarmouth, 329-5843.

Tuesday 1/31 Freepor t Players Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport,

Wednesday 2/1 Falmouth Recycling and Energy Workshops, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Falmouth Elementary School, 7815253 ext. 5302.

Wednesday 2/15 South Portland National Little League registration, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, returning players can register online at,

Call for Volunteers AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or 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. Foster Grandparents needed to work in classrooms, ages 55 +, 773-0202.



Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI or 824-2440.

Meetings Falmouth Thu. 1/19 Thu. 1/19 Mon. 1/23

8 a.m. Community Development Committe 3 p.m. Community Resource Committee 7 p.m. Council Meeting

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Saturday 1/21


Mon. 1/23

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $7/$16 family. Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, $8 adults/$4 children, 781-3413.

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. Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road., Falmouth, $7 adults/$3 children, 797-4066. Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, $9 adults/$7 college students/$5 children.

Garden & Outdoors Nature Programs run Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 29 at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, free with admission, 865-4465.


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Wed. 1/25 6:30 p.m. Business Meeting

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

Getting Smarter Thursday 1/19 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

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Monday 1/23

Andrea Zittal Lecture, 6 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3227.

Tuesday 1/24

Small Business Matters with Les Otten, 7-9 a.m., Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Dr., South Portland, $12, registration required, 772-2811.

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Sunday 1/22

Saturday 1/28

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

Solar for the Homeowner, 6:307:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport,

Health & Support Free Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 1-800-2606681.

Thursday 1/19 Gentle Yoga, 10 a.m., Thursdays through Feb. 23, Plummer Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, $74 residents/$79 nonresidents. Zumba Gold, 1 p.m., Thursdays through Feb. 23, Plummer Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, $74 residents/$79 nonresidents.

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.

Tuesday 1/24 Strength Training, 10 a.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 28, Plummer Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth, $74 residents/$79 nonresidents.

Wednesday 1/25

cy on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Kids and Family

Monday 1/30

Just for Seniors

Friday 1/20

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agen-

Hooked on Reading discussion

Blood Pressure Clinic, 1 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-6782.

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Saturday 1/28 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., First Parish UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, $7 adults/$3 children, 729-7331.

Getting Smarter Thursday 1/19 Introduction to Facebook, 1:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. ”The Cavalry Action” at Fairfield, Pa.—July 3, 1863, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 7 p.m., 729-9520.

Saturday 1/21 History of Patten Free Library, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 4435141.

Thursday 1/26

AniMeals is accepting dog and cat food donations for homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels, to donate or volunteer, call Sarah, 729-0475.

Creating What You Want, 7 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick.

Call for Volunteers

Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Saturday 1/21

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Women’s Basic Self Defense, 6-7 p.m., Wu Hsing Shan, 172 Front St., Bath, 4 week course, $25, 4432893.

Dining Out

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Cafe en Francais, 2:30-3:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

Midcoast CA$H Coalition, seeks volunteers for free tax prep and financial asset coaching. Training, early Dec. and Jan. 2012. FMI Sharon Ross 373-1140, sharon.ross@, visit locations/midcoast.

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Harpswell Community Blood Drive, 12-5 p.m., Kellogg Church, Route 123, Harpswell, call for appointment, 833-5567.

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Monday 1/23

Saturday 1/28

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Peace Works Ceremony, 5 p.m., University College, 9 Park St., Bath.

Teen Game Night, Thursday 3-5 p.m. through March, for ages 12-19, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8711700.

Standardized Patient Info Session, 1:30-3 p.m., Brighton Medical Center, 355 Brighton Ave., 6627060.

42 Mallett Drive, Freeport

group, 1 p.m, Spectrum Generations, 521 main St., Damariscotta, 563-1363.

Spaghetti/Lasagna Supper, 4:306:30 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, $7.50 adults/$3.50 kids, 443-4707.

Just for Seniors

Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475. Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with rou-

tine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

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Arts Calendar

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

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

Saturday 2/4 ”The Who’s Tommy” auditions, 2-5 p.m., also on Feb. 5, 2-5 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, dcruse73@ Those interested must prepare a rock ballad and/or up-tempo and bring appropriate music and be prepared with shoes to dance.

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

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

Thursday 1/26 Discussion of “A Moveable Feast,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Maine St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Friday 1/27 Elliot Epstein to speak about “Lucifer’s Child,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

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

Film Thursday 1/19 40 West Maine Premier, 6:30 p.m., second showing 9:30 p.m., Nickelodeon Theater, 1 Temple St., Portland, 772-9751.

Friday 1/20 Future Shorts Pop-Up Film Festival, 6-8 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Tuesday 1/24 Urbanized, 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600. Short Films by Walter Ungerev, 4 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Con-

gress St., Portland, $5, 775-5568.

Saturday 1/21

Monday 1/30

A Celebration of Robert Burns, 7:30 p.m., Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, $12, 767-6396.

”Miss Representation,” screening, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 774-9994.

Galleries Art Quilts on display, through Feb. 24, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Bluegrass Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 317 Maine Street Community Center, Yarmouth, $75, registration required, 865-9559. Hattie Simon, 11 a.m., Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.

”Out of the Blue,” runs through April 1, Coffee By Design, 67 India St. and 620 Congress St., Portland, 879-1140.

Women in Harmony, 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $15/$10 seniors and students.

”Portraits” by Michael Douglas, runs through Feb. 2, Blue Spoon Cafe, 89 Congress St., Portland, 879-1140.

Tuesday 1/24

”Searching for ME,” runs through March 1, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Portland Symphony Orchestra presents the works of Sibelius and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, $20-70, or 842-0800.

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”On The Horizon,” 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

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

Willie Nile, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 advance/$23 door, 761-1757.

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

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Friday 1/27 ”Sailing with Paper” Demonstration, 7-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Sunday 1/29 Artist Talk with Bruce Brown, Corliss Chastain, James Marshall and Matthew Smolinsky, 3 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 3176721.

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

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“Green” and “Clean Tech” venture capitalist firms. Tyler Hobbs recently joined The Boulos Company as an associate on the brokerage team of Andrew Ingalls, Craig young, Joe Porta and Greg Boulos. He will be focusing on helping owners and tenants satisfy their office, retail, industrial and investment property needs in the Central and Southern Maine region.

New Hires Spencer Thibodeau recently joined Verrill Dana as a winter associate. Verrill Dana’s summer and winter associate programs are designed to provide an opportunity for second year law students to experience the law practice of a typical associate at the firm. Thibodeau will rotate through several departments and practice groups over the winter. He is currently in his second year at Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to law school, Thibodeau earned his B.A. in Political Science with a double major in Economics and Black Studies from Fairfield University. Preti Flaherty recently announced the hire of Robert “Benji” Borowski as an associate. Borowski will practice Energy Law from the firm’s Portland office; he participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2010 and served as a paralegal at Locke, Lord, Bissell and Liddell in Boston where he researched and analyzed

Tom Polko has joined Martin’s Point as the new vice president of specialty and ancillary services. Polko will be responsible for overseeing specialities, lab, radiology, health education, health information management and billing. He will also be responsible for specialty program development and the launching of a new specialty center. Before coming to Martin’s Point, Polko served as the executive director of the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine in Scarborough and was the chief administrative officer for Cardiovascular Consultants of Maine Bernstein Shur recently announced the addition of attorney Mary Costigan to the firm’s energy, environmental, municipal and regulatory practice groups. She will focus on municipal law, environmental permitting and compliance and will represent municipalities as well as private clients in matters at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, she served as associate corporation counsel for the City of Portland, providing legal advice and representation for staff and the city council on a variety of municipal matters. Costigan also served as president of the Long Creek

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Dianne Fazzio was recently hired as the manager of Two Lights Home Care in Cape Elizabeth. She was previously the manager of marketing and communications for a senior living community in Portland and community outreach manager for a local home care agency. Mercy Gorham Crossing, an affiliate of Mercy Health System of Maine, recently hired John Brewer as a primary care provider. Brewer will specialize in family practice medicine. A Perfect Smile, a cosmetic and general dental practice in Falmouth, recently hired Dr. Stefan Andren. He will be working with Dr. Robert Nelson to offer restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dental care.

Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy recently announced that Denise Bluhm joined the physical therapy staff at their Brunswick office. She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana and has provided physical therapy care in the Brunswick area for the past nine years.

The Maine Association of Nonprofits recently hired three new staff members. Mark Hews is the new director of programming, responsible for overseeing and developing all aspects of the organization’s training and capacity building programs. Molly O’Connell is the new resources and advocacy coordinator and is responsible for supporting the organization’s advocacy program, nonprofit management help desk, online resources, principles and practices and publications. Abbie McGilvery is the new education program coordinator responsible for planning and executing the SkillBuilder Management Training Program, and supporting other management training programs.

Louis Hanson recently joined Mercy Yarmouth Primary Care, bringing with him 32 years of experience and knowledge. He attended the University of Kansas before graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Hanson practiced medicine in Cumberland for 32 years and was active in local and state professional activities, including serving four years as chief of staff at OHM (now Brighton Medical center).

Spinnaker Trust recently hired Erick J. Lahme as a senior client advisor for the trust company’s growing clientele. Lahme joins Spinnaker Trust after more than two decades in financial services, most recently as a vice president at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Portland.

Christopher King recently joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a home mortgage consultant. He has over a decade of experience in mortgage origination and underwriting.

Putney, Inc., a pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, recently announced that it has hired TJ Dupree as chief operating officer. Most recently Dupree was corporate vice president, companion animal group at IDEXX Laboratories Inc., the animal health diagnostics and information technology solutions company. In his new role Dupree will have strategic and operational responsibility for all of Putney’s commercial operations including sales, marketing, service and global supply change.

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from page 1 The deal is contingent on Town Council approval, currently scheduled for Feb. 15. According to council Chairwoman Teresa Pierce, councilors have reached a consensus that this project is the best of the three proposed. “What it came down to was a couple of things,” Pierce said Tuesday at Town Hall. “We’re very divided on this, we’re split, so we worked really hard to come to a meeting of minds.” She said that for some councilors, it was about the financial impact of the projects. For others, it was about maintaining public use of at least some of the property and maintaining the historic look of the Plummer building. If the deal is approved, OceanView, whose current 75-acre property abuts the school properties, would develop 36 new apartments and/or townhouses and 35 to 40 single-family cottages. The Lunt building would be converted into an Alzheimer’s care and adult daycare facility. It would also include a new auditorium, which would be made available to the town for public use 40 percent of the time. OceanView has estimated it will invest $25 million in the property. The retirement community would commit to develop the Plummer building into affordable housing, senior housing, workforce housing, an office building or a community-based public building, such as a library or a pool. “We’re very excited,” said Matt Teare of Seacoast Management Co., which owns and operates OceanView. “This is similar to what we’ve been talking about for a few years.” Teare said he is confident the apartments and homes will sell, despite the

L.L. Bean from page 1 duced in a building on Industrial Parkway in Brunswick. Last year they made 400,000 pairs – a new record, thanks to a surge in the boot’s popularity. John Camelio, operations manager at the Brunswick plant, said the boot has become popular with college-aged customers who increasingly wear the boots year-round. He said a shearling-lined boot has seen sales increase most dramatically, something he said could be related

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The OceanView retirement community has proposed building new apartments, single-family cottages, a memory-care facility and possibly affordable senior housing at former school properties on Lunt Road in Falmouth. The plan would also create a town-owned public green.

difficult housing market. He said the company recently added 15 apartments in its main lodge and sold all of them before construction was complete. “Falmouth is a great community and has been a great market for us,” Teare said. If the deal is approved, the town will retain ownership of the Mason/Motz building. But it will have to decide within five years whether to sell the building to OceanView for $200,000. The town will not be able to sell the building, currently used as a community center, to anyone else. The town will also maintain ownership of the 2.8-acre space it is calling the “Town Green.” But OceanView has agreed to make improvements to the area, including possibly adding a gazebo and

other landscaping. “We’re working together on this,” Pierce said. “They’re very interested in having us come to the table with them.” The town received proposals for the property from two other groups: Redfern North Atlantic and the Friends School of Portland. The Redfern proposal, for approximately $700,000, would have converted the Plummer-Motz and “town green” area into a mixed-use development with a market, residences and an office building. Pierce said some councilors were concerned that the Redfern development was not the same use as the surrounding area and questioned the financial viability of the plan. The Friends School offered $1.3 million and proposed moving into the Lunt

to the popularity of Ugg sheepskin boots. The boots are taking off so much, he said, that L.L. Bean has had to hire close to 100 employees since the end of 2011 to meet demand. Bean’s boot makers also repair the iconic product, replacing soles and laces and patching holes on about 10,000 pairs a year. Jack Samson, senior manager for manufacturing, said most customers want to keep the original leather upper on their boots because, over time, the leather softens and molds to a perfect fit. Occasionally, he said, the company will

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receive a pair of ancient Bean Boots with a red rubber sole, the color used during the company’s early days – a testament to how much customers love their old boots, but also how long they can last with proper care. This year, L.L. Bean is rolling out a new version of that original Maine Hunting Shoe, complete with the old-style logo, leather laces and red sole. Bean employees appear proud to pro-


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building and either purchasing or leasing the surrounding property. Pierce said that while all three proposals were taken seriously, the net sale price and estimated tax impact of the OceanView plan – a total of $2.4 million after a five-year build-out, and $6.4 million over 30 years – as well as OceanView’s strong history in the community helped the council reach consensus. All of the council’s discussions about the proposals have been in three executive sessions. However, on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., the council will have a public hearing on the proposal. “We’re committed to hearing from the public and committed to being transparent,” Pierce said. The town has a Web page dedicated to the process, with documents and copies of all three companies’ proposals: town. BComm/CommunityFacilitiesPlanningCom. After the public hearing, the councilors will discuss the proposals in public for the first time and vote first whether to approve the sale agreement, and second, whether to use the net proceeds from the sale to build a community center, either at Motz or at a site to be determined. That vote is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 15. Teare said OceanView hopes to work closely with the town, OceanView residents and members of the public in 2012 to finalize plans for the property. He said construction is unlikely to begin until 2013. “We don’t want to be insular,” Teare said. “We want to be part of the community.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

duce the iconic boot, and tenure at the Brunswick facility averages 18 years. While assembled outside the building to watch the departure of the “Bootmobile” on its maiden voyage, L.L. Bean Chief Executive Officer Chris McCormick asked employees what they thought of the boot on wheels. “Isn’t it cool?” he asked. Immediately one employee shot back with a more appropriate description: “It’s wicked cool.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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CORPORATE PARTNERS 2011 Connecting people with nature

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