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Vol. 25, No. 5

Cole Haan to move Yarmouth offices to Scarborough By Amy Anderson YA R M O U T H — C o l e Haan will move its offices to Scarborough this summer. According to a press release from CBRE-The Boulos Co. in Portland, Cole Haan has leased

about 38,000 square feet of office space at 6 Ashley Drive in the Roundwood Business Park off Payne Road. The Scarborough location is a 54,000-square-foot, three-story office building. Cole Haan will

occupy the second and third floors. Drew Sigfridson of Boulos said all of of Cole Haan’s Yarmouth employees are expected to make the move. Harvey Rosenfeld, executive director of the Scarborough

Economic Development Corp., said about 110 to 120 employees are expected to move to the new office, which was previously used by Idexx Laboratories. He said the move could be an inconvenience for employees

who live near the existing Cole Haan building, but would be an improvement for others. “It will affect some (employees) more than others, but it See page 10

Good credit means savings on Falmouth school costs

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By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — With the help of some of the highest credit ratings in the state, the town announced it has refinanced its high school construction bond. The lower interest rate – less than half of the original rate – will save an estimated $1.3 million in finance costs. Falmouth also averaged 0.3 percent interest on the shortterm financing for the elementary school construction, which, combined with other cost-saving measures, will cut an estimated $8 million from that project budget. “Despite everything that’s going on the financial world, See page 24

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Students from Falmouth and School Administrative District 51 use a parachute-like cloth to exercise their arms and help their coordination Jan. 28 during the Falmouth Invitational at Falmouth High School. The local event for special needs students, which included games and snowmobile rides, was an alternative to the annual winter Special Olympics.

and Wednesday. The next day, the board of Federle’s group, the Maine Green Energy Alliance, voted to end the grant and return unused funds to the state agency. On Friday night at 10:30, the state agency and the alliance sent out a joint press release announcing that decision.

By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year contract with the district’s teachers union. The board’s Jan. 24 vote followed the SAD 51 Education Association’s support of the contract on Jan. 18. The new contract follows a previous three-year agreement.

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Energy program shuts after questions about politics, effectiveness By Naomi Schalit HALLOWELL — A lawyer who was once Gov. John Baldacci’s counsel set up a “green” nonprofit organization that got a three-year, $3 million no-bid contract in 2010 through a state agency with the help of the governor. That contract, designed to help Maine residents sign up for

energy audits and retrofits, is not coming close to delivering on the results it promised. Late Friday, the state agency that awarded the contract and the group founded by the Hallowell lawyer jointly announced the program was being shut down and the unspent money returned to the state agency, Efficiency Maine Trust.

That announcement came shortly after the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting completed interviews on an expose of the program. The center had interviewed the lawyer, Thomas Federle, a former counsel to ex-Gov. John Baldacci, and officials of the state agency overseeing the program between Friday, Jan. 21

SAD 51 board ratifies new contract with teachers

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................26 Community Calendar......20 Meetings.........................20

Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................5 Out & About....................19 People & Business.........17

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................30 School Notebook............16 Sports............................. 11

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February 3, 2011

Board Barn opens in Cumberland

Mike Biskup is store manager of the Board Barn, which opened this month at 222 Gray Road in Cumberland.

By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The Board Barn, which sells lumber, wood pellets and shavings at a discount, has opened at 222 Gray Road. The store, across from Skillins Greenhouse, is an affiliate of Record Building Supply in Oxford.

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Michael and Hilda Record purchased the property last year and built about 7,200 square feet of storage for pine, framing lumber, hemlock boards and posts and beams. The Board Barn also offers wood pellets for heating fuel and wood shavings for horse bedding. Mike Biskup, store manager, said the

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Records “were looking for a new market, and looking at different real estate. They saw that this was just a great opportunity right here.”

The North Yarmouth resident said the Board Barn is different from big-box stores because “you don’t have to walk by 26 aisles just to get what you came here for.”

The wood that the Board Barn offers is milled at Record Lumber in Oxford. Michael Record’s parents, Merle and Jean, opened a sawmill there in 1978, Biskup explained.

“We’re rooted in Maine,” he said. “The wood is milled in Maine, and we sell it in Maine. It’s all a Maine product.”

An old farm was previously on the property where the Board Barn now stands. Biskup said the house was razed and the barn may not be salvageable, but a chicken coop there may be reused. Biskup said the response to the store

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Falmouth makes moorings available to more coastal residents By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — People who own 50 feet of shoreline now have a right to moor boats off their property. On Jan. 24 the Town Council approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance that reduces the requirement for riparian rights, also known as mooring rights, from 100 feet of shoreline to 50 feet. The change makes official something accommodated by harbormasters in town for years. “Traditionally, other harbormasters and myself have issued moorings to homeowners who had less than (100 feet),” Harbormaster Alan Twombley said. Twombley said the additional moorings do not affect the traffic or use of the town landing, so harbormasters have granted the moorings even though they do not comply with the ordinance. The town has record of 19 homeowners with less than 100 feet of access who have A FABULOUS NEW SHOPPING EXPERIENCE A unique variety of quality products all in one convenient site. Whether it's for yourself or a gift, you'll find it right here. Safe, secure shopping in the comfort and warmth of your home. Visit now to receive a FREE $10.00 gift card by registering your email in the Exclusive Offers section on the website. A local Maine company

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been issued moorings. The zoning change brings all those moorings into compliance. Now those who have dwellings on their property and at least 50 feet of shoreline can apply for a mooring. However, Twombley explained, sometimes the mooring is not directly in front of the property. He said he chooses the location for moorings based on how safe and congested the area is. “They’re entitled to a mooring provided there’s a safe place for it,” he said. “I’m not required by ordinance to give them a mooring in front of their house.” Twombley said he makes every effort to get moorings as close to the property as possible, but that sometimes due to ocean


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Board Barn from previous page has been strong, in spite of the season and the economic slump. “One of the reasons I came to work here is (Michael Record)’s not looking to just start a business and make a bunch of money right off the bat,” said Biskup,

use to increase the number of rentals available to customers. Handy Boat currently has 40 moorings, some of which are in use by the marina’s service boats. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

who had been in the engineering field for 26 years. “It’s what helped make Record Lumber a success ... they’ve been around for so long and they’ve gone through those ups and down, and it’s by just offering a good quality customer service, good quality material, and riding through the ups and downs.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or

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2 new districts approved for Cumberland County By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners last week unanimously approved the creation of two additional districts, including one that combines a Portland neighborhood with several suburban communities. Residents in the new districts will vote for their respective commissioners in November. The new districts increase the number of commissioners from three to five, and reassigns the district numbers of existing commissioners. The Cumberland County Charter adopted by voters and signed by former Gov. John Baldacci last November requires the two yet-to-be elected commissioners to “draw lots to determine the length of their original term.”

One representative will serve a one-year term, while the other will serve a three year term. A full term for a county commissioner, who makes $9,000 a year, is four years. County Manager Peter Crichton said he believes the additional $18,000 in the budget is worth the investment. “The greater representation will add a great deal of value to what we’re doing as a county government,” Crichton said. “Obviously, over 60 percent of the voters think so.” Claude Morgan is the chairman of the Cumberland County Charter Commission, which crafted the new districts. He said a primary concern was not to split communities, while trying to maintain geographical ties. “We all felt very strongly that lines, divisions and voting blocks shouldn’t run down CUSTOM CONSIGNMENT SHOP & CUSTOM

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the middle of Main Street or separate the main house from the barn,” he said. “We just wanted to make it simple.” Morgan said a state statute requires the size of each district to be within 5 percent of each other. Each district represents about 55,000 people, as opposed to the old districts, which represented between 86,400 and 90,200 people. “Portland was too large,” Morgan said of the city of about 63,000. “Something had to give.” District 5 is mostly made up of Portland, with the exception of the North Deering neighborhood. Precinct 5-2 has been included in District 4, which includes South Portland, Westbrook and Cape Elizabeth. County Commissioner James Cloutier, who represents Portland, said it wasn’t his continued page 23

The new districts District 1 (population: 55,882): Baldwin, Bridgton, Gorham, Harrison, Scarborough, Sebago and Standish. District 2 (population: 56,228): Casco, Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Frye Island, Long Island, Naples, Raymond, Windham and Yarmouth. District 3 (population: 54,021): Brunswick, Freeport, Gray, Harpswell, New Gloucester and North Yarmouth. District 4 (population: 56,464): Cape Elizabeth, Portland (Precinct 5-2, North Deering), South Portland and Westbrook. District 5 (population: 55,964): Portland (without North Deering).

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ists’ work. John Williams, 317’s executive director, said the organization is dedicated to building community through teaching and playing music. This collaboration is another way to bring music to an under-served population, he said. “Spindleworks does so much with art and continued page 24

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Escape from New York very thorough job of it. By Halsey Frank Eventually, we found the theater and an Contrary to advice, I drove into New York City the evening of Sunday, Dec. 26. underground parking lot nearby. As we I couldn’t help it. We had seven tickets to reached the street, the snow was blowing “Phantom of the Opera” at the Majestic hard, making it difficult to see. We tried Carmine’s for dinner, but were told the wait Theater and they weren’t cheap. would be an hour and 15 Given the prediction of Short minutes. Sardi’s was more snow, we decided to head accommodating. They had into the city early so as to a table for us right away and have plenty of time to park we had a pleasant dinner and grab a bite to eat before surrounded by caricatures the show. After all, we were of famous actors and a few Mainers, we knew how to mayors. deal with snow. We piled The journey across the into the SUV and headed street to the theater wasn’t into the city as the snow fell. into thin air, but it wasn’t I knew we weren’t in easy either. Inside, it was Maine anymore as I merged warm and dry. The lights from the exit ramp of the went down, the curtain George Washington Bridge came up, and the bidding onto the Henry Hudson for the Phantom’s music Parkway heading southHalsey Frank box began. It was a blockbound. It was dark. The road was empty. From out of nowhere, lights buster of a show, with a great score and swirled around me. Looking into the rear impressive special effects. After the Phantom’s heart had been view mirror, I could see another SUV, doing moved by Christine’s selfless love for a 360-degree spin, just behind me. Otherwise, our trip into the city was rela- Vicomte Raoul, we headed back into the tively uneventful. At 44th Street, I turned storm. By now, conditions were signifileft and headed east. It was slow going, but cantly worse. I started west on 45th Street, progress was possible until a cabbie stopped but cars were getting stuck everywhere in the middle of the street, obstructing traf- and I became concerned that we could get fic, to brush the snow off his cab. He did a trapped behind one on such a narrow street.


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I decided to head down to 42nd Street, thinking that the chances of getting stuck were less on a street that’s four lanes wide. At first, my maneuver seemed to pay off and we made good progress. Then a guy in front of me, who wasn’t able to get forward traction, decided to make a U-turn. I went around him to the right. Around 10th Avenue, I encountered a line of buses, pulled to the right, with their lights flashing. Understanding this to mean that they had wisely taken themselves out of service, I started to go around them to the left. To my surprise, they moved left to block me. I rolled down the window to inquire. The driver was unpleasant. I gave her wider birth. All of the sudden, a cab coming from the opposite direction veered directly at me. I was able to squeeze between him and the line of buses, only to confront a log-jam of cars. My brother hopped out and broke the jam using a combination of diplomacy, traffic direction, and his shoulder. We made it back to the West Side Highway and headed north. The going was considerably slower than it had been coming in. There was a surprising amount of traffic. At 72nd Street, I saw the first plows of the night. Three sanitation trucks were poised to get on. I elected not to wait for them. When we got to the first exit for the bridge, cars were backsliding on the ramp. The second exit was clear. I circled up toward the lower level of the GWB. It looked like we were home free – until we reached the final curve of the on-ramp. A line of about five cars was stopped. My

brother got out again, went to the lead car, and rapped on the window. After several minutes of his ministrations, the car moved on. When I picked him up, he reported that they had stopped because they were afraid of overheating. He suggested that they pull over a hundred yards further on, where the road widened to two lanes and their concerns would not impede others. We got home around 1 a.m. The next day, the news reported the snowfall to be 2 feet, the sixth deepest on record for the city. It took me three hours to shovel my mother’s driveway. New Yorkers were livid at their elected, “No Labels,” “I’m above partisan politics” Mayor Michael Bloomberg, because their streets had not been plowed. The City Council announced it would investigate the city’s poor response and the rumor that it was the product of a union slow-down. For better and worse, that sort of thing doesn’t happen in Maine. There was hardly a peep about Portland’s poor response to its first major snowfall of the season on Monday evening, Dec. 21, when there wasn’t a plow in sight, traffic in downtown Portland was gridlocked for two hours and the outer thoroughfares were bumper-to-bumper. I didn’t get home until about 9 that night. At least by the winter of 2012 I’ll have an elected mayor to complain to. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee. Comment on this story at:

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Maine’s economic answer isn’t in the rear-view mirror By Perry B. Newman As the global economy slowly recovers from financial meltdowns of the past several years, it’s becoming clear that certain conditions, once thought to be temGlobal porary, have become the new normal, and certain trends will continue, giving rise to a new economic landscape. Gasoline prices have settled in at the $3-pergallon mark nationally – much higher in many places – and are expected to approach an average of $3.75 per gallon as demand rises this summer. Crude oil prices are forecast to exceed $100 Perry B. Newman per barrel this spring and reach $110 per barrel this summer. China and India continue their remarkable transformations into modern economies, producing and consuming more goods, developing more talent and demanding many of the raw and refined materials, including petroleum products, which are necessary to power burgeoning and more prosperous populations. Corporate profits are up, as are major stock indices. Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise as financial institutions stabilize, credit becomes available and businesses prepare once again to assume risk. Rapid growth in the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – is creating both opportunities for investors and challenges for those in industrialized, slow-growth nations. The brave new world we see – or should be seeing – is one in which refined fuel and other products derived from costly energy resources are only going to become more expensive. Global competition for these products and resources will push prices higher. Investors will place their bets where they perceive opportunities for growth and profits to be strongest, i.e., where populations are growing and buying, which in turn will feed more consumption and still greater pressure on petroleum products and fuel prices. All of which brings us back to Maine – and when I say “back,” I mean back. During the recent gubernatorial campaign, candidate Paul LePage expressed his desire for agriculture, forestry and fishing once again to become key drivers of the Maine economy. Given the state of affairs I’ve de-



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scribed above, I hope his election has afforded him the opportunity to reconsider Maine’s best path for growth. No one denies agriculture’s importance. Maine continues to be a major producer of potatoes, broccoli and now, tomatoes, and our niche, organic farming sector continues to grow. But it’s hard to see how the ag sector is going to pave the way to prosperity. We are distant from large markets, and the fuel needed to transport products is getting more expensive. Much of what we grow is available elsewhere, closer to and less expensive for consumers. As for the forestry and paper industries, 15 years ago the paper industry employed 14,000 Mainers. Today, the number is roughly half of that. Fishing? Fuel costs, limitations on catch, quotas and so on suggest that few of our young people will be needed as deckhands. Nor is seafood processing in growth mode. Bottom line: with commodities available globally, with markets growing most rapidly abroad, with shipping costs dependent upon fuel costs, it’s hard to see how our natural resource industries can form the basis for a sound, future-focused economy. So what can work here? Take a look to the south. Boston has developed a concept and is now marketing an area of downtown called the Innovation District. It is intended to attract clusters of synergistic companies and entrepreneurs who want to work, create and live in an urban, collaborative environment. The idea is to capitalize on the city’s knowledge-driven industries and quality of life, and create an “ecosystem” in which ideas, intellectual property, companies and industries are germinated and launched. Already space is being leased, companies are moving in, entrepreneurs are exchanging ideas and infrastructure

Something unusual happened at Falmouth’s Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 24. The council voted 4-3 to approve an amendment to our land use ordinances which reduces the open space percentage significantly in all of Falmouth’s conservation subdivisions. This vote was in spite of the following facts: • No one spoke in support of the amendment at either the public hearing or the public forum preceding the vote. • LPAC, the Planning Board, and the Conservation Commission are on record as opposing the amendment. • Several people spoke in opposition to the amendment at the public forum preceding the vote. • Falmouth residents are on record as highly valuing open space preservation.

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is growing to meet tech-driven needs. Where is the Innovation District? At Fort Point, an area with industrial facilities, retail locations, restaurants, offices, even a brewery. The Innovation District concept has Portland written all over it, but there’s no reason why creative clusters couldn’t be developed in other parts of our state, as well. Warehouse and mill space is ideal for open, collaborative ventures. University resources connected to innovation sites and corporate seed support for new ventures could form the foundation for new economic ecosystems. Clearly we’ll need vision and energy to flesh out these ideas. We’ll need to study what is working – and not working – in Boston and in other places where innovation districts have been launched. Progress, however, depends upon understanding and adapting to changed conditions. We can’t build a future by reliving the past. Gov. LePage is now finalizing his Cabinet appointments. I hope his commissioners advise him that relying on Maine’s natural resource economy is a lot like driving in the express lane while looking in the rear-view mirror. You need to be aware of the past, but you have to keep your eyes on the road ahead. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.

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• It was pointed out that the amendment does not solve any underlying issues in the subdivision ordinance. The Conservation Subdivision Ordinance, when written thoughtfully, will produce a subdivision which is marketable, profitable, desirable and preserves open space without requiring public expenditure. Other towns in our state and across the country successfully use this kind of ordinance to develop residential property while protecting natural resources and local character. Falmouth’s amended ordinance doesn’t meet the ‘written thoughtfully” test nor does it represent the expressed wishes of the residents. My hope is that the councilors will reconsider their vote. Claudia King Falmouth

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Not crazy about Beem Edgar Allen Beem tells us it’s “Time to stop the crazy talk.” Does this mean someone else will be writing his column? Porter D. Leighton Falmouth

Beem talks crazy, too During Edgar Allen Beem’s “crazy talk” rant aimed at the right, not once did he mention any “ crazy talk” from the left or Democrats, such as one of the most vitriolic statements uttered by the No. 1 Democrat/leftist, President Obama, when he said during a speech, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” I would agree that the rhetoric from both sides can get heated. But, Mr. Beem only showed me as to how biased and nonobjective he really is. His is also “crazy talk.” Jack Sullivan Portland

Beem smacks it out of the park I don’t always see eye-to-eye with Edgar Allen Beem, but two of his recent articles have clearly addressed what has been on my mind. “Enough with whining about taxes” and “The embarrassment in the Blaine House” have been home runs. Why are people bowing down to a governor who barely got a plurality, not even close to a majority? Why are the Democrats doing nothing to counter appointees who have no business being anywhere near leadership? And, why should we, the citizens of Maine, be hearing about the dismantlement of our environment and be expected to sit by and accept it? Isn’t it time for more than just Beem to speak up and let this elected official (our employee) know that he’s way, way out of bounds? Bob Lyman Freeport

Liberal backlash threatens gun owners I am constantly amazed at the liberal view of gun ownership and our Second Amendment Rights. (See last week’s letter by a North Yarmouth liberal.) A “crazed lone gunman” – most are found after the fact to have given off many clues as to their mental instability – strikes, and the liberals suddenly want to ban the millions of honest gun owners from certain guns and/or magazines. The hysterical cacophony begins with each loony incident and rather than identify, adjudicate, and humanely lock up these lunatics who so often clearly pop up on the radar before they act, the liberals scream for violating the Constitutional rights of some 80 million gun owners. Doesn’t that seem backwards? Instead of exercising common sense that would benefit 99 percent of us (detect, lawfully adjudicate and lock up the dangerously insane) our inverted thinking politicians and leftist liberals dictate the “only solution” by gutting the rights of the honest and sane 99 percent of our citizenry. We can’t possibly hurt the rights of the homicidal maniacs,

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The last smoker on Earth By Edgar Allen Beem One morning about two weeks ago, I woke up and decided to see how long I could go without smoking. I didn’t have any plans to quit. I hadn’t made a resolution, hadn’t set a date, no drugs, no patches, no The Universal crutches. I just thought I’d see if I could make it a couple of hours. It’s now been a couple of weeks and I’m still trying to quit – chokestuck, blood-boiling, skin-crawling, cellsscreaming cold turkey. I started smoking more or less out of boredom back in the summer of 1965. I went to Higgins Beach a lot that Edgar Allen Beem summer and one day I bought a pack of Parliaments to while away the hours watching girls. I’ve quit several times since then, once for a year, once for four, but I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I am destined to be last smoker on Earth. I know, I know: how, in this day and age, can a seemingly intelligent person with a loving family and a lot to live for possibly keep doing something so stupid and self-destructive? Well, Doc, nicotine is an insidious addiction that provides its own rationalizations. Here are but a few: • Fatalist bravura. Something is going to kill me, so why not something I enjoy? • Pessimistic realism. I’ve already done the damage that’s going to knock years off my life. • Misguided idealism. I’ll be saving society money by not living into my doddering 80s or 90s. • Exceptionalist denial. Not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer and not everyone who gets lung cancer smoked. I used to collect examples of people in their 80s who smoked a pack a day. The real reasons I’ve smoked all my life are 1) nicotine is incredibly addictive and 2) I still think of myself as someone who smokes. Writers smoke.


now can we? As if the over 20,000 gun laws already on the books were not enough lets add another and solve our problem. That should help, shouldn’t it? Rather than deny a few nuts their rights not mentioned in our Constitution, let’s deny

My role models – Dylan Thomas and Albert Camus – smoked. They both died before they were 50, of course, but not from smoking. In my experience, the only people left in America who smoke are the rich or the poor. No one except Barack Obama and me in the middle class smokes anymore – and I’m not sure he qualifies as middle class. Frankly, I’m not sure how anyone who isn’t wealthy can afford to smoke these days, with cigarettes over $7 a pack, most of that in cynical sin taxes. Need to raise a little revenue? Put another tax on butts. I roll my own for about $2.50 a pack. The late Betty Noyce used to bum cigarettes from me at art openings. I’m sure I’m inviting lots of well-meaning advice, but, believe me, you can’t tell me anything I don’t already know about the dangers of smoking and the benefits of cessation. I don’t like coughing, bad breath, and being short of breath any more than the next guy. And I can’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke either. I’m amazed that people once routinely smoked in restaurants and offices. Out of consideration for others (and on orders from my lovely wife Carolyn), I have not smoked indoors since the kids were born. For almost 30 years now, rain or shine, blizzard or thunderstorm, I banish myself to the back steps to indulge my filthy habit. At sporting events, I wander off into the woods at half time so I don’t bother anyone or embarrass my family. I’m told that physical withdrawal from nicotine only lasts about three days and should be over by now, but I still have a powerful psychological desire to smoke. Not only does not smoking make me irritable, I even get irritated that I’m trying to stop. I understand that it will be months, if ever, before I stop thinking about tobacco, but for now, life as a nonsmoker is a life without punctuation: just one, long, run-on sentence without rest or reward. If I actually believed I was never going to smoke again, I probably wouldn’t even be trying to stop. 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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Arrests There were no arrests reported from Jan. 22-28.

Summonses 1/26 at 7:50 p.m. Michael A. Hanson, 25, of Gray Road, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Daniel Austin on a charge of assault. 1/26 at 7:50 p.m. Shelley Alfiero, 59, of Deer Run Road, North Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Daniel Austin on a charge of assault.

See shorn Spot shiver 1/24 at 2:27 p.m. A resident on Hadlock Road called police to report that a neighbor's sheep dog that had recently been shaved was tied up outside. The caller was reportedly concerned for the dog's well being. When an officer investigated, there was reportedly no one home and no dog tied outside.

Guzzle and run 1/25 at 9:46 a.m. An employee at the West Falmouth Irving called police to report that someone drove off without paying for $79 worth of diesel. The store is reportedly reviewing surveillance cameras to see if the drive-off was caught on tape.

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Cumberland Town Council Meeting Monday, February 14, 2011 6:00 p.m. Workshop 7:00 p.m. Call to Order The Cumberland Town Council will hold a workshop with David Bateman of Bateman Partners, LLC and Town Attorney, Ken Cole re: Contract Zone Agreement for Phase I of the Doane Property Revitalization Project, and its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2011 in the Town Council Chambers. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. The following items will receive a public hearing: • To hear a report from Bateman Partners, LLC and to forward to the Planning Board for Public Hearing and recommendation, a Contract Zone Agreement for Phase I of the Doane Property Revitalization Project • To authorize the Town Manager to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the sale of the Doane Property. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on a Class I Liquor License, Special e, for the period of February 2011 – February 2012. • To set May 2 – 6, 2011 as Bulky Waste Pickup week. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 28th) to consider and act on a blanket Mass Gathering Permit for Twin Brook events from April – November, 2011. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 28th) to consider and act on a Mass Gathering Permit for a Boys Youth Lacrosse Jamboree to be held at Twin Brook on May 7, 2011. • To set a Public Hearing date (February 28th) to consider and act on a Mass Gathering Permit for a Girls Lacrosse Round Robin to be held at Twin Brook on June 4, 2011. • To hold a Public Hearing on February 28th to consider and act on sending to the Planning Board for a recommendation, amendments to Section 410 (Extraction of Earth Materials) and Section 430 (Water Extraction and Storage) of the Cumberland Zoning Ordinance. Additional agenda items will receive consideration and action. Please refer to the town’s website: for a complete agenda.

1/27 at 3:43 p.m. A caller on Falmouth Road reported that overnight someone had unplugged the generator he was using to heat his home while it was under construction. He reportedly asked the police to keep an eye on the property.

Fire calls 1/21 at 2:54 a.m. Heating issue on Applegate Lane. 1/21 at 4:12 a.m. Propane leak inside residence on Friar Lane, Cumberland. 1/23 at 9:43 p.m. Fire alarm on Middle Road. 1/24 at 7:49 a.m. Fire alarm on Deer Run Road. 1/25 at 7:37 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on the Maine Turnpike. 1/25 at 10:54 a.m. Water problem on Hedgerow Drive. 1/26 at 3:13 a.m. Structural fire on Lowell Farm Road. 1/26 at 8:45 a.m. Chimney fire on Blackstrap Road. 1/26 at 9:55 a.m. Electrical smell on Applegate Lane. 1/26 at 10:04 a.m. Smoke investigation on Hamlin and Blackstrap roads.

There were no arrests or summonses during the period reported.

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1/26 at 1:44 a.m. Police were notified of a burglary at the Irving gas station on Route 1. According to police, someone allegedly smashed out the front door of a vehicle and stole $108 in cigarettes from inside. The damage to the door is estimated to be about $1,000.

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1/28 at 10:29 a.m. A resident of the Melissa Drive area contacted police when they found a small bag filled with what they claimed was a suspicious substance. Police were able to determine the bag did not contain an illegal substance and the bag and its contents were thrown away.

Fire calls

1/24 at 11:41 a.m. Structure fire on Atlantic Reach. 1/27 at 3:06 p.m. Assist rescue to Cumberland. 1/27 at 9:57 p.m. Structural fire on Rocky Hill Road. 1/30 at 1:38 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on High Street.


Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 10 calls from Jan. 24-30.

Freeport Arrests

1/26 at 12:34 p.m. Steven W. Dumas, 34, of Farmingdale, was arrested by Officer Thomas Gabbard on Main Street on a charge of theft. 1/30 at 3:24 a.m. Garcia Ervin, 32, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cheryl Dupuis on Interstate 295 on charges of operating under the influence and violation of condition of release.

Summonses 1/24 at 9:41 a.m. A 17-year-old boy, of Durham, was issued a summons by Officer Michael McMannus on a charge of assault. 1/25 at 4:22 p.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons on Depot Road by Officer Thomas Gabbard on a charge of criminal threatening. 1/30 at 5:30 p.m. Laurie A. Theriault, 39, of Belgrade, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Paul E. Chenevert on a charge

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of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Take the long way home 1/26 at 10:47 p.m. Police were notified of a suspicious man walking along Durham Road. Police found the person hitchhiking and gave him a ride home.

Fire calls 1/24 at 7:47 a.m. Water problem on Depot Street. 1/24 at 12:13 p.m. Medical emergency on Elmwood Road. 1/24 at 10:39 p.m. Chimney fire on Wolfe's Neck Road. 1/25 at 9:46 a.m. Vehicle accident on Elmwood and Libby roads. 1/25 at 2:05 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 1/25 at 9:22 p.m. Fire alarm on Pleasant Street. 1/26 at 10:10 a.m. Vehicle accident on Route 201. 1/27 at 5:48 p.m. Fire alarm on Depot Street. 1/27 at 6:32 p.m. Water problem on Spar Cove Road. 1/28 at 12:59 p.m. Medical emergency on Koeling Drive. 1/30 at 3:04 p.m. Chimney fire on Griffin Road.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to six calls from Jan. 24–30.

North Yarmouth Arrests There were no arrests or summonses during the period reported.

Arrests 1/25 at 10:20 a.m. Adrian Candelaria, 39, of Brighton Avenue, Portland, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Kirk Mazuzan.

Summonses No summonses were reported from Jan. 20-27.

Fire calls 1/21 at 1 p.m. Shoveling hydrants in town. 1/21 at 4:08 p.m. Propane leak on Friar Lane. 1/22 at 8:30 a.m. Shoveling hydrants in town. 1/23 at 3:29 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Town Landing Road. 1/25 at 7:41 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on I-295 South. 1/25 at 9:49 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Longwoods Road. 1/25 at 3:21 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Homestead Lane. 1/26 at 3:42 a.m. Mutual aid to Lowell Farm Road in Falmouth. 1/26 at 8:47 a.m. Mutual aid to Blackstrap Road in Falmouth for chimney fire. 1/26 at 9:58 a.m. Mutual aid to Bucknam Road in Falmouth. 1/26 at 7:40 p.m. Fire alarm activation on Crossing Brook Road. 1/27 at 10:24 a.m. Carbon monoxide activation on Hillside Avenue. 1/27 at 2:52 p.m. Smoke in building on Country Charm Road.

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Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Jan. 24-31.


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In 1993 he visited his aunt Gina Miranda in New York City, and subsequently made the United States his home. In 1995 he married Janice MacCormack in a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea, part of the Unification Church tradition, and settled in Yarmouth to be close to her family. An incredibly hard worker, he worked a variety of jobs, including making handmade tiles for a Maine artist, making tortillas in Freeport, and most recently was employed


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Cole Haan from page 1 is positive that the company is staying in Maine,” Rosenfeld said. “Another positive is that it will not leave an empty space in Yarmouth.” Cole Haan sold its building at One Cole Haan Drive to Tyler Technologies in 2008 and since then has leased the space. Tyler Technologies, at 370 Route 1, Falmouth, provides computer software and services to local governments, the public and schools. The Falmouth company is expected to move some of its operations into the current Cole Haan offices. Patriot Insurance Co. also leases space in the nearly 80,000-square-foot Yarmouth building, which is off Route 1 near the Falmouth town line. “This is a gem of a space, a beautiful building and we’ve had a great relationship with Cole Haan,” Patriot President Linc Merrill said Tuesday. “From the community’s standpoint, Cole Haan will move out, Tyler Technologies will move in, and besides that there will be no change.” Merrill said his company, which moved into the building in July, 2008, has a long-term lease and occupies about 23,000 square feet on the third floor. ©2011, American Heart Association. Also know as the Heart Fund. TM Go Red trademark of AHA, Red Dress trademark of DHHS.

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She worked as a lab technician and medical assistant before becoming a life insurance agent for New York Life in Manhattan and Portland. After she moved to Yarmouth, she returned to the medical field and worked at Maine Medical Center in Portland until she recently retired. Her interests included reading, praying and spending time with family and friends. Empathetic, warm and kind, her last loving act was to be an organ donor. Survivors include her husband Joseph; her daughter Julie; her stepdaughter Jenny, and her stepsons Joe, Kenny, and Scott; eight grandchildren; her father Edward and his wife Mabel Ganly; her brother Pastor Austin, his wife Marlene Ganly and their five children. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Please visit to view a video collage of her life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women Program” at

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decision. Unless the company is going to build, he said, the Planning Board would not have to know.

“They have not yet filed for a building permit or certificate of occupancy, but if they intend to move by this summer, they have plenty of time,” he said.

Yarmouth Town Manager Nat Tupper said Cole Haan has been a great business in town. He said he had heard rumors about a move, but didn’t know to where, or when it would happen.

“We will be sad to see them go,” Tupper said.

Cole Haan was founded in 1928 as a men’s footwear label. The company was sold to George Denney of Freeport in 1975; he sold it to Nike in 1988. Its corporate headquarters are in Yarmouth, with design, merchandising and retail headquarters in New York City. The company now produces and sells men’s and women’s shoes, women’s handbags, outerwear and fashion accessories.

Neither Lisa Lavora, director of communications and public relations at Cole Haan in Yarmouth, nor Kristin Whalley, the company’s spokeswoman in New York, responded to inquiries on Tuesday. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or

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By Michael Hoffer The Greely boys’ hockey team has more than lived up to preseason expectations, but is currently in the midst of a brutal stretch of its schedule. Last week, the Rangers defeated top contender and longtime rival York, 3-0, then suffered their first loss, 5-2, to visiting Biddeford to fall to 10-1-1 on the year. Greely won nine of its first 10 games, averaging five goals per contest, while surrendering just over one. The Rangers’ only close calls came at Westbrook Dec. 21 (a 2-1 victory) and a scoreless home tie versus Western A contender South Portland on Jan. 8. Greely downed York, 6-2, in the teams’ first meeting, Dec. 18. The Wildcats came to Family Ice Center in Falmouth last Thurs-

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Greely senior Devyn Rogers fires home an empty net goal to help clinch last week’s 3-0 home win over York.

day on a high, having won four straight, but despite a fierce effort, their streak would come to a halt. Greely took advantage of a shot that deflected off a Wildcats’ defender into the goal, then added two empty netters in the final minute to support the stellar 29-save effort of senior goalie Matt Labbe to win, 3-0. The teams (who have split eight memorable playoff meetings over the past decade) were scoreless after one period, even though York

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Greely junor Jordan Tarbox fights a pair of York defenders for possession of the puck. The Rangers have beaten every team but defending Class A champion Biddeford this winter.

had the better of play, outshooting the Rangers, 10-3. Labbe turned away every bid and the teams went to the intermission scoreless. In the second, Greely would get the only goal it needed with 13:14

to play when a York defender came flying into the play and deflected the puck right past the goalie and into the net. Rangers senior Justin Murphy was credited with the goal (with sophomore

Kenny Richards and senior Devyn Rogers getting assists) and Greely had a 1-0 advantage. “We got lucky on the one goal, but it happens,” said Labbe. “It’s happened to me multiple times.” In the third period, the Rangers had to dodge several scares before finally putting the win on ice. Labbe came up big on at least four occasions to keep it a onegoal game. “I went out and saw the puck well,” Labbe said. “The defensemen did a good job clearing guys out so I could see the puck. York continued next page

February arrives, postseason looms (Ed. Note: For the full NYAWaynflete girls’ and Greely-Cape Elizabeth boys’ and girls’ basketball games, visit By Michael Hoffer February, the month of non-stop tournament action and hardware galore, is upon us. Girls’ hockey’s regular season ends this weekend, which is when the swimming postseason begins. Basketball, hockey, skiing and track’s postseasons aren’t far behind. Here’s a glimpse at where things stand as Punxsutawney Phil takes centerstage.

Boys’ basketball Greely’s boys’ basketball team earned a big dose of revenge, made a big-time statement and strengthened its hold on the top spot in the Western Class B Heal Points standings last week. The Rangers went to nemesis Cape Elizabeth last Tuesday, having lost their last five meetings with the Capers, who also eliminated them from the postseason three years running. This time, however, it was all Greely and not just because Cape Elizabeth senior standout Theo Bowe, the top scorer in the Western Maine Conference, missed the game with illness. Behind the energy, skill and will of senior Sam Johnston, the Rangers jumped out 22-8 after one quarter and 33-18 at the half en route to a stunningly easy 6850 triumph. Johnston led the way with 24 points.

“We had a game plan against them, whether Bowe was here or not,” said Johnston. “Coach let us know at game time (that Bowe was out). We had the same mentality and it worked for us.We came out hot. We did well. As soon as that buzzer rang, I was pumped. I’ve lost five in a row to them, so I had to beat them. We’ve had crushing losses to them in the playoffs. I didn’t want to lose again. It might have been my last chance.” “I thought the kids came with a lot of energy,” added Greely coach Ken Marks. “I was afraid they’d lose the energy when they heard Theo wasn’t playing. It’s still Cape at Cape and it’s nice to win here. It’s been a long time since we beat them. It’s a bucket-load of (Heal Points). We played hard from beginning to end. The starters played well when they were on the floor. I was pleased overall. We did a good job getting the ball inside their zone. Sam was sick at our place. The whole second half, he struggled. He wasn’t going to let that happen here.” The Rangers then survived host Falmouth (49-48) Friday and defeated visiting Lake Region (5631) Saturday to improve to 13-1. Against the Yachtsmen, senior Tanner Storey had a dozen points, junior Nick Clark 11 and Johnston 10. Versus the Lakers, Johnston led the way with 19. Greely was at Fryeburg Tuesday, hosts dangerous Yarmouth Friday, then closes the regular

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Greely junior goalie Emma Seymour dives to make one of her 35 saves against Leavitt last week. The Rangers are in the thick of the East region playoff hunt.

season next week at home versus Gray-New Gloucester and at Lake Region. ”We want to keep the No. 1 spot,” said Johnston. “We don’t want to have any bad losses. We want to keep everyone’s intensity. If we do that, we have a good chance to win every night.” Yarmouth is up to fourth in Western B with an 11-3 mark after extending its win streak to six last week by virtue of a thrilling 6358 overtime win at Falmouth and a 54-52 home victory over York. Against the Yachtsmen, the Clippers were up 27-20 at halftime and 44-35 heading for the fourth, but they couldn’t hold an eight-point lead with just over three minutes to go. A 3-pointer from Falmouth junior Matt Kingry put the hosts on top and after a Yarmouth turnover, the Yachtsmen added two foul shots, but sharpshooting Clippers junior Josh Britten saved the day with a 3-ball in the waning seconds, which

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Last weekend’s girls’ junior 55 race featured (from left) Greely’s Robyn Estes, Falmouth’s Mary Kowalski and Greely’s Brennah Martin, Molly Fitzpatrick and Sarah Ingraham. Fitzpatrick won the race in 8.06 seconds. Ingraham placed third, Kowalsky was fifth and Martin finished sixth.

forced OT. Yarmouth outscored Falmouth, 8-3, in the extra session and snuck out of town with the win, thanks in large part to Britten’s 35 point tour de force. Senior Matt Murphy added 12 points. Against the Wildcats, Britten had 21 points and junior Chris Knaub 10 as the Clippers held on for another win. Yarmouth was home with Freeport Tuesday, goes to Greely Friday, hosts Cape Elizabeth next Tuesday and closes the regular season at Gray-New Gloucester Feb. 11. Falmouth has slipped to 11th in Western B (where only nine teams make the playoffs). The Yachtsmen are trying to continue a 26year postseason streak, but have to win some games and quick. After

the bitter loss to Yarmouth (where junior Matt Packard had 23 points and classmate Jack Cooleen scored 14 points and grabbed 18 boards), Falmouth fell to 6-7 Friday with another agonizing defeat, 49-48, to visiting Greely. Packard again led the way with 27 points. The Yachtsmen were at Poland Tuesday and York Wednesday, host Lake Region Friday and York Wednesday of next week, then close at Cape Elizabeth Feb. 11. Freeport dropped to 0-14 and 16th in the region after losses last week at North Yarmouth Academy (61-45) and to visiting Lake Region (49-38). The Falcons were paced by 12 points apiece from junior Josh Weirich and freshman Chandler Birmingham continued page 13

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Greely from page 11 came out flying in the first period with 10 shots. That put me in a rhythm and I stayed in it.” “There’s nobody else I’d want in (goal),” added Mothes. “It’s not just (Matt). We did a good job in the third period, but we’re still learning to shut the hatches down on a game. Keep the puck safe and on the outside. We still move it through the middle

too much for my taste.” With 1:01 remaining, York took timeout and after getting the puck in Greely’s zone, pulled its goalie for an extra attacker, but it immediately backfired as Rogers stole the puck, skated in and calmly tucked a shot into the empty net for a 2-0 lead with 49.6 seconds left. If that wasn’t enough, off the ensuing faceoff, again with the goalie out of the cage, Richards took a pass from junior Pete Stauber, skated in and scored to ice the victory. The Rangers then ran out the clock on their 3-0 win, which was much, much

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closer than the final score indicated. “We had a good solid tempo in the first period, even though we didn’t score,” Labbe said. “We didn’t have as many shots as I would have liked, but we carried the play for awhile. We were solid in the second and third.” “It wasn’t a 3-0 game,” added Mothes. “It was tight. It was a one-goal game on a fluky goal. I was pleased that we had some good possessions. Offensively, our puck movement and possession was as good as it’s been in awhile. I thought our guys, starting with Matt in net, who was really focused and solid as heck and our D did a nice job. I was pleased with the total team effort. “Frankly, we need games like this. We’re in a stretch of really tough games. Tonight was an important challenge for us. We’ve been a little inconsistent for my taste since Christmas. We’ve had good periods here and there, but I thought tonight, the effort shift to shift was really good.” York finished with a 29-22 advantage in shots on goal. “(York) played hard,” Mothes said. “I expected it to be a game like this. I thought it would be a playoff-caliber game. Good speed up and down. They’ve played well for three or four weeks. They’re jelling as a team. I congratulate them for playing a good, hard game. They’re probably over there thinking they’ll see us again. We’re

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thinking we might see them again. It will be a good game if that happens.” Saturday, the undefeated run ended with a 5-2 home loss to Biddeford. Greely (10-1-1) had two early power-play opportunities but it couldn’t capitalize. It mustered only four shots in the opening period compared to Biddeford’s (9-0-2) 18 and the Tigers raced to a 3-0 lead. “I thought we were doing alright in the first period for awhile,” Mothes said. “We were a little shaky with the puck, they struck quickly and it hurt. We had two power plays when the game was scoreless. In a big game against a really good team you hope you can do something on the power play early to give you a lift. Even if you don’t score you hope you can generate some momentum. We didn’t do a good job getting a lift out of them.” Senior captain John Downey cut the deficit to two midway through the second, streaking up the right side boards and blistering a slapshot past Biddeford goalie Jon Fields from the top of the circle. Stauber was credited with an assist. WIth 2:49 to play in the period, the Rangers came inches from making it a one-goal game. Junior Griffin Demick fired a similar shot to Downey’s, but it rang the iron and the score stayed 3-1. After a disastrous first period, Greely was clearly winning the second, but with 28 seconds remaining, a turnover at the blueline led to a backbreaking Biddeford goal, which made it 4-1 Tigers. “It really hurt. Really hurt,” Mothes said. “You hate to give a goal up at any time, but especially the last minute of a period. We just didn’t take care of the puck. Next thing you know they are taking it at our net and we’re pulling it out of the net.” The Rangers didn’t quit in the third, however, pulling back within two just 1:25 into the period when Rogers scored from the high slot with an assist from Richards, but that’s as close as Greely could get.

Stretch run

Greely (the top-ranked team in regional Heal Points standings) visited another top Western B rival, third-ranked Cape Elizabeth (which has won nine of 10), Tuesday. Thursday, Greely hosts the other team in the Western B playoff picture, No. 4 Yarmouth (8-5). The Rangers remain the regional favorite and hope to make it two state championships in three seasons, but there is still a long way to go. “We have a good record, but there’s a lot of work to be done,” Labbe said. Freelance writer Keith Wehmeyer contributed to this story. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at 424 Walnut Hill Road North Yarmouth, ME 829-4640

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February from page 11 versus the Panthers and 13 from junior Mitch Loeman against the Lakers. Freeport was at Yarmouth Tuesday, hosts Traip Friday and goes to Poland next Tuesday before closing at home versus Wells Feb. 11. In Western C, NYA was 5-8 and 17th at the start of the week (only 10 teams make the playoffs). The Panthers beat visiting Freeport, 61-45, last Tuesday (senior Andrew Esancy went off for 28 points), but lost at home to Waynflete Friday, 40-27 (despite junior Asad Dahia’s 10). NYA went to Old Orchard Beach Tuesday, visits A.R. Gould Thursday, hosts Sacopee Saturday, then closes at Traip and Poland next week.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, Greely is the only team that would be in the playoffs if they started today. The Rangers were 11-3 and fifth in the Western B Heals as of Tuesday morning. Greely won last week at Cape Elizabeth (32-29) and Falmouth (41-34). The Rangers stayed unbeaten against the Capers this century thanks to nine points from senior Sara Warnock and eight from junior Jackie Storey. “I think my team’s getting better, then we got out and we struggle and have turnovers,” said Rangers coach Billy Goodman. “Then, they look like really good players. We’re just really inconsistent. In the end, I’ll take the experience playing a close game, but I’d like us to play better. We’re finding a way to win every game. I have to look at the positives.” Sophomore Hayley Munson had 15 points and Warnock 12 versus the Yachtsmen. Greely dropped a 46-42 decision at Lake

Region Tuesday despite 13 points from each from senior Megan Coale and junior Caroline Hamilton. The Rangers hosted Fryeburg Tuesday and welcome Yarmouth Friday. They close the regular season next week at Gray-New Gloucester and at home versus Lake Region. Falmouth’s 10-year postseason streak is in jeopardy. The Yachtsmen found themselves 10th in Western B (where only nine teams make the playoff cut) with a 7-6 mark at the start of the week after going 1-2 last week. Falmouth downed visiting Yarmouth, 44-31 (behind 13 points from Jess DiPhillippo and 10 from junior Ashleigh Burton), but lost at home to Greely, 41-34 (sophomore Anna Hickey had 11 points) and Wells, 35-25 (despite 11 points from junior Jackie Doyle). The Yachtsmen hosted Poland Tuesday and defending Class B champion York Wednesday, visit Lake Region Friday, then close at York and Cape Elizabeth next week. Freeport appeared to be making strides with a four-game win streak, but the Falcons have lost three in a row to fall back to 11th with a 4-10 mark. Last week, Freeport dropped a 46-39 home decision to NYA (despite 10 points from senior Erin Hall), then fell, 63-36, at Lake Region (junior Morgan Brown led the team with nine points). The Falcons were at Yarmouth Tuesday, visit Traip Friday, then close next week at home versus Poland and at Wells. Yarmouth’s skid hit 13 last week with losses at Falmouth (44-31) and York (7528). Freshman standout Olivia Smith had 20 points against the Yachtsmen and 12 versus the Wildcats. The Clippers (1-13 and 17th in the region) hosted Freeport Tuesday, go to Greely Friday and close next week at Cape Elizabeth and home versus Gray-New Gloucester.

In Western C, NYA started the week 7-7 and 14th in the Heals (four spots out of the final playoff berth). The Panthers sandwiched wins at Freeport (46-39) and Hebron (41-30) around a 69-49 setback at Waynflete. Against the Falcons, senior Blair Haggett had 15 points and junior Morgan Scully added 14. In the win at Hebron, Scully had 15 points and junior Eliza Gendron added 10. At the Flyers, Gendron had 17 points and 13 rebounds, but NYA had no answer for Waynflete’s sharpshooting. “We knew (Waynflete) could shoot 3s,” said Panthers coach Liz Smith. “The first time we played them, they made six in the first quarter. We tried to contest everything and not let Martha (Veroneau) get the ball, but it’s not easy. We got it within 11, but missed a few opportunities. We had a little trouble against their press. We lost two varsity players to injury Tuesday. We’re down to seven. We had to adjust to that.” NYA was home versus Old Orchard Beach Tuesday, hosts Sacopee Saturday, then closes next week at home versus Traip and Poland. “It’s going well,” Smith said. “If we win all those games, we could get in.”

Boys’ hockey While Greely’s boys’ hockey team has experienced plenty of excitement in recent days (please see story), Yarmouth is in a battle to make the Western Class B playoffs. Saturday, the Clippers dropped a 4-3 decision at Camden, despite goals from Joey King, Max Grimm and Marshall Brunelle. Red DeSmith made 23 saves. Yarmouth (8-5 and fourth in the Heals in Western B, where just four teams make the playoffs) go to Greely Thursday and York Monday. In Western A, Falmouth is hitting its stride. The Yachtsmen have won four of five to improve to 5-4-2 (fifth in the Heals). Falmouth dropped a 3-1 decision at St. Dom’s last Wednesday, then downed visiting Portland, 6-0, Saturday. The Yachtsmen play at Scarborough Thursday, play host to Eastern A favorite Lewiston Saturday and go to Thornton Academy Wednesday of next week.

Girls’ hockey On the girls’ side, Greely continues to be one of the most exciting teams around and is battling to earn a home playoff game.


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February from page 13 The Rangers dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to St. Dom’s last Wednesday (junior CeCi Hodgkins had both goals and junior goalie Emma Seymour made 35 saves), dominated visiting defending state champion Cheverus (6-0) the next day (senior Michaela Finnegan and junior Shannon Donovan both scored twice), then fell to 9-5-1 after a 6-5 loss at Leavitt Saturday.

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Greely (third behind St. Dom’s and Winslow in the East region Heals) hosted Leavitt Tuesday and Brunswick Wednesday before closing the regular season at Yarmouth Friday. The Clippers are 4-11 and sixth in the East after splitting a pair of games last week. Yarmouth got five goals from Ariel Potter to help beat host Portland, 6-5. Saturday, the Clippers lost, 8-2, to visiting Lewiston (despite goals from Courtney Barker and Suzanne Driscoll). Yarmouth closes against visiting Greely Friday. In the West, Falmouth holds on to the fourth and final playoff spot at the start of the week with a 7-9 mark after a 5-0 home win over Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete (Monica Aaskov, Jayde Bazinet, Lucy Meyer, Abby Payson and Gabby St. Angelo all scored) and a 2-1 loss at Cheverus (St. Angelo had the lone goal) last week. The Yachtsmen are home with Leavitt Thursday and close at home versus Gorham Saturday.

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Falmouth, Greely, NYA and Yarmouth joined Gray-New Gloucester and Wells for a meet. The Yachtsmen boys won yet again, tallying 215.5 points. Greely (143) came in second, Yarmouth (79) fourth and NYA (51.5) fifth. Individually, Yarmouth got wins from Nik Pelletier in the junior shot put (39 feet, 0.25 inches), Asa Arden in the long jump (19-6.25), Wes Crawford in the junior 400 (1 minute, 1.74 seconds) and Lucas Davis in the senior high jump (5-10). Davis was named the senior division MVP. Crawford the junior division MVP. Falmouth’s winners included Andy

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Roukey in the junior high jump (5-2), Reid Pryzant in the senior 55 hurdles (8.49), Jacob Buhelt in the junior 55 (6.86) and the junior 200 (23.92), Will Wegener in the senior 55 (6.77) and the senior 200 (23.19), Thomas Edmonds in the mile (4:45.33) and Azad Jalali in the open 800 (2:10.18). The Yachtsmen won the senior (1:36.2) and open (9:34.6) relays. Greely event winners were Michael Burgess in the senior shot put (51-7.5), Matt Davis in the pole vault (10-6), Ben Giffard in the triple jump (37-8.25), Sam Mason in the senior 400 (54.18) and Stefan Sandreuter in the two-mile (10:37.08). The Rangers also took the junior relay in 1:44.0. NYA got a victory from Jake Burns in the junior 55 hurdles (8.94). On the girls’ side, Greely stayed unbeaten with a 252.5 point performance. Falmouth (157.5) was runner-up. NYA (59.5) placed fourth and Yarmouth (28.5) was sixth. The Rangers got victories from Cassidy Storey in the junior shot put (30-8), Kelsey Saunders in the junior high jump (4-6), Molly Fitzpatrick in the open long jump (15-5.5) and the junior 55 (8.06), Meaghan Crowley in the open triple jump (33-4), Kaley Sawyer in the junior 55 hurdles (9.85), Stella Keck in the senior 55 hurdles (10 seconds), Jessica Wilson in the open 800 (2:28.62), and their junior (1:57.03) and senior (1:55.52) relays. The Yachtsmen’s list of winners included junior division MVP Sarah Sparks int he junior 400 (1:05.41), Mary Catherine Kowalsky in the junior 200 (29.31), Kate Sparks in the senior shot put (35-10.75), Amy Webster in the pole vault (8-6), and their open relay team (11:31.94). NYA got wins from Hannah Twombly, the senior division MVP, in the open mile (5:43.94) and two-mile (13:14.1). Yarmouth’s lone event winner was Lindsey Purpura in the senior 400 (1:09.18). Freeport met up with Cape Elizabeth, Fryeburg, Hebron, Lake Region, Poland, Traip and York. The Falcons boys were fourth with 53 points (York won with 334). Harrison Stivers took the junior 200 (25.05) and the junior 400 (55.22). Taylor Saucier was first in the senior 400 (55.51). The girls had 5 points and placed seventh (York was first with 141).

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The south division swimming Southwesterns will be held this coming weekend in Cape Elizabeth. The boys begin Friday at 5 p.m. The girls start Saturday at 3 p.m. NYA and Yarmouth will take part. Falmouth and Greely compete in the north division Southwesterns the following weekend. Falmouth swam at Cape Elizabeth last weekend. The boys lost, 106-67 and the girls were defeated, 113-72. The defending Class B state champion Greely teams both won at Deering (boys 117-56, girls 107-63). Yarmouth’s girls dropped a 58-36 decision to Waynflete.


Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, Merriconeag, NYA and Yarmouth’s Nordic ski teams took part at the Sassi Memorial Saturday at Black Mountain. The Clippers won in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions. Yarmouth’s boys had 50 points to hold off NYA (71) and Falmouth (72). Freeport (148) came in ninth, Merriconeag (265) 12th and Greely (279) tied for 13th. Individually, Yarmouth’s Tommy Sullivan was second (15 minutes, 25.3 seconds). Falmouth’s Jackson Bloch

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came in third (15:32.4). Greely’s Connor Regan (fifth, 15:49.6), NYA’s Ian Moore (sixth, 15:53.1), Freeport’s Max Jennnings (21st, 16:35.2) and Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce (39th, 17:05.5) paced their teams. On the girls’ side, the Clippers had 24 points. Merriconeag (108) placed sixth, Falmouth (123) seventh, Freeport (295) 15th and Greely (423) 20th. Individually, Yarmouth was led by Becca Bell (fourth, 18:21.6). Merriconeag’s top finisher was Zoe Chace-Donahue (eighth, 18:49.5). Falmouth was paced by Catherine Hebson (17th, 19:40). Freeport was led by Emily Martin (62nd, 21:38.9). Greely featured top finisher Audrey Parolin (67th, 21:49.3). Monday brought Alpine competition at Shawnee Peak. In a slalom meet, Freeport’s boys defeatoffer We now-free gluten oods baked g

and can only be done online via credit card at You’ll receive an early bird discount by registering prior to Feb. 28. Coaches are needed for all levels. Applications can be found at the website and are due before Jan. 31 for Majors and Minors softball and baseball and Feb. 9 for Pony and Farm baseball. FMI,

NYA seeking softball coaches North Yarmouth Academy has openings for varsity and middle school softball coaches. FMI,

Maine Elite Lacrosse’s session III registraed Lake Region, Gray-New Gloucester and Fryeburg as Ryan Collet came in first with a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 22.33 seconds. The girls were also first as Elly Bengtsson was the top individual (1:28.76). In a giant slalom meet, the Falmouth boys held off Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth and Greely in that order. The Yachtsmen were paced by Francesco Montanari (second, 1:03.87). The Clippers were led by Drew

tion is open. The boys’ grades 7-8 season runs Tuesdays March 1 through April 12 at the Portland Sports Complex. Game time is 6:15 p.m. Sundays from March 6 through April 24 at YourSpace in Gorham, boys and girls in grades 2-8 have skills and drills at 4 p.m. Girls in grades 7-8 play at 5 p.m. and boys in grades 4, 5 and 6 play at a 5 p.m. FMI,

Casco Bay Sports winter offerings Casco Bay Sports has several leagues primed to start soon. A Sunday night co-ed indoor soccer league is underway at YourSpace in Gorham. Wednesday night co-ed softball starts Feb. 2 in Gorham. Sunday co-ed basketball begins Feb. 13 at the East Grout (third, 1:03.92). The Rangers’ top finisher was Richard Judge (19th, 1:19.42). In the girls’ competition, Greely came in first, Yarmouth second and Falmouth third. The Rangers featured individual champion Madeleine Whittier (1:14.44). The Yachtsmen were led by Leika Scott (third, 1:05.85). The Clippers were paced by Claudia Lockwood (sixth, 1:08.11). Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at |

End Community Center in Portland. There will also be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night dodgeball leagues beginning in early February, a Wednesday bowling league and a new Monday co-ed volleyball league beginning in late February. FMI,

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Freeport High School Honor Roll, First Quarter

High Honors Grade 9: Emma Egan, Fiona Harbert, Emily Jennings, Natalie Jortner, Travis Libsack, Ellyn Pier, Catherine Price, Ashley Richardson, Ethan Roney, Lucy Soule. Grade 10: Abrin Berkemeyer, Sarah Bonney, Bennett Brainard, Taylor Enrico, Samuel Farrar, Lindsay Wold. Grade 11: Charles Baker, Abigail Mahoney, Hallie Ojala-Barrett, Sarah Pier, Joshua Weirich. Grade 12: Miles Boucher, Carolina Bruscantini, Ryan Farley, Mikaela Austina Gillis, Maxwell Jennings, Charlie Lehmer, Whitney Libby, Alison Loughlin, Katee Poulin, Jakeb Smith-Sitnick, Margaret Stavros. Honors Grade 9: Clifford Anderson, Dakota Asselyn, Meredith Broderick, Molly Brown, Dalton Chapman, Kortny Charette, Alexis Dietrich, Olivia Dimick, Alec Fisher, Julia Fosburg, Tess Emily Gallagher, Zebulon Hammond, Katie Harlow, Sydney Harnden, Brooke Heathco, Bethanie Knighton, Lily LaMarre, Samuel Leavitt, Rebekah Martin, Cody McEnery, Emily Ann Monahan-Morang, Ryan Moyer, Aaron Thurlow, Haley Sanborn, Shelby Sawyer, Rachel Sayward, Jamie Schaedler, James Smith, Hayley Steckler, Zachary Strozewski, Emily Sturtevant. Grade 10: Dominic Brescia, Andrew Burke, Daniel Burke, Ryan Camp, Nicholas Robert Cartmell, Melissa Coro, Mason Cyr, Brady Davis, Connor Dietrich, Olivia Fowler, Rachel Henson, Luke Macdonald, Gemma McElroy, Justin Mendillo, Reiley Parker, Aubrey Pennell Mehlhorn, Kameron Pierce, James Purdy, Caroline Rowell, Eliza Smith-Sitnick, Nicholas Tardif, Lia Corinne Wellen, Vincent Zolla. Grade 11: Spencer Bernier, Jennifer Breau, Alexander Campbell, Robert Civiletti, Christopher Collins, Brenna DeMerchant, Johnny Fok, William Freeman, Andrea Grant, Caitlin Keniston, Jared Knighton, Luke LaMagna, Abigail Latulippe, Angus Macdonald, Emily Martin, Katherine Ramirez, Allison Rice, Abigail Roney, Claire Stenzel, Alexander Sturtevant, David Vitali, Brandon Williams. Grade 12: Jacqueline Bates, Sarah Brooks, Matthew Creasy, Serena Dao, Kelly Edwards, Spencer Egan, Allison Fuehrer, Erin Hall, Drew Johnson, Sonia Jones, Jenna Kiely, Evan LaMarre, Scott Ross, Bennett Wade.

February 3, 2011

No. Yarmouth math team takes first place The fifth grade math team at North Yarmouth Memorial School recently won first place at the Southern Maine Elementary Math Meet held in Portland. In the individual rounds, team members Peter Theodores and Greg Pershing tied for first place, and Scott Gilley took fifth place. Members of the team pictured here, from left, are Greg Pershing, Duncan Lary, Sophia Smith, Lily Black, Peter Theodores, and Scott Gilley. The math team is coached by Vance Benoit.

Freeport Middle School Honor Roll, First Trimester

High Honors Grade 6: Rachel Balzer, Mina Breer, Perrin Davidson, Jessica Gray, Olivia Greuel, Lauren Moore, Willson Moore, Yacob Olins, Isabel Peredy, John Pier, Christian Potts, Ryan Rosado, Emily Sawicki, Aidan Trotter. Grade 7: Courtney Broderick, Chloe Hight, Nina Moore, Addie Morang, Kyle Rosado, Deidre Sachs, Lucy Sandin, Bryce Schmidt, Caiden Shea, Madeleine Squibb. Grade 8: Caleb Abbott, Ryder Bennell, Conner Cameron, Julia Dearden, Blake Enrico, Emily Johnson, Erik Ly, Parker Masison, Jasmine Olins, Katelyn O’Neil, Devin Robinson, Meredith Saunders, Megan Sawicki, Abigail Smith, Chloe Whittaker. Honors Grade 6: Kelsey Barrett, Christopher Borden, William Borden, Noah Brown, Sarah Cartmell, Evan

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Donald, Kyle Dorsey, Max Doughty, Zoe Fox, Emily Francis, Henry Jaques, Sam Johnson, Kanah Kull, Emily Latulippe, David Lee, Mackie Libsack, Regan Lynch, Rachel McCormack, Matt McCormick, Kelsey Meyer, Drew Michaud, Priyanka Miller, Spencer Morse, Danielle Moyer, Cassondra Parker, Laura Pierce, Owen Ramsay, Emily Randall, Matthew Roy, Benjamin Sawyer, Megan Seymour, Benjamin Sinclair, John Smail, Elias Smith, Emmett Smith, Mariah Taylor, Bridget Tompson, Olivia Watts. Grade 7: Caleigh Breton, Lauren Briggs, Andrea Bryant, Chase Coleman, Benjamin Cushman, Elijah Fox, Leah Harrison, Quinton Libsack, Forrest McCurdy, Eleanor McKibben, Sakerian Morris, Jemayla Nelsonwood, Tessa Peredy, Isabella Qualls, Willow Razsa, Ella Russell, Ben Schmidt, Hannah Schnyder, Nathan Smail,, Painter Soule, Jacob Todd, Jessica Wall, Lucy Zachau. Grade 8: Mackenzie Ackley, Jill Baker, Wynne Cushing, Nathaniel Cyr, Austin Dodge, Ramsey Dodge, Jacob Farmer, Alayna Frey, Tyler Frey, Chloe Gallant, Taylor Ginn, Callum Gould, Abigail Gray, Molly Kennedy, Thomas Lawrence, Hannah Morrissey, Alyssa Nielsen, Monica Pallin, Katherine Parsons, Brendan Qualls, Katherine Randall, Cynthia Rice, Rachel Rogers, Jacob Salter-Gurau, Taylor Schenker, Gavin Simmons, Lilly Smith, Hailey Sylvain, Ashley Taylor, Hunter Tompson, Sarah Watts, Samuel Wogan, Charles Zachau.

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Leonardo’s Pizza begins year-long donation plan PORTLAND — Leonardo’s Pizza in Portland has begun its inaugural year-long donation plan to Portland nonprofits. Every month, the pizzeria will donate 10 cents per pizza, up to $1,000 per month, to a selected Portland charitable organization. Upcoming charitable partners, by month, are Sexual Assault Response of Southern Maine, February; Wayside Southern Maine, March; Community Counseling Center, April; The Iris Network, May; Frannie Peabody Center, June; Day One, July; Youth Alternatives Ingraham, August; Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, September; Kids First Center, October; Center for Grieving Children, November; Preble Street, December; and Big Brothers Big Sisters, January, 2012. Leonardo’s Pizza is located at 415 Forest Ave., Portland. Take-out is available by calling 775-4444 or online at leonardosonline. com.

Good Deeds Scarborough lawyer Dan Warren raised more than $1,000 for local youth organizations from fundraising for the Maine Marathon. Receiving the donations were Scarborough High School’s Mock Trial Team, the Catherine McAuley Field Hockey Team, and the Libby-Mitchell American Legion Post 76 baseball team. His time in the Maine Marathon qualified him to run in the 2011 Boston Marathon. In the upcoming Boston Marathon, Warren will be fundraising for the Westbrook Animal Shelter, the Scarborough Middle School Student Council, the Catherine McAuley Drama Club, and the Libby-Mitchell American Legion Baseball New Uniform Fund. For information, contact Dan Warren at 8834l67 or The Greater Portland Dental Society recently hosted its second annual “Dentists Who Care for ME” event providing a day of free dental care. Approximately 500 people were treated, and more than 100 dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, assistants and

office staff volunteered for the event. Dr. Demi Kouzounas, co-organizer, estimated the value of dental treatments at $140,000. Evergreen Credit Union recently contributed $12,700 to four groups that feed the hungry in the Greater Portland area. The donation will be divided among the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Portland, Naples Food Pantry, South Portland Food Cupboard and the Windham Food Pantry. The Planet Dog Foundation recently hosted its annual amateur dog show and fundraiser, Woofminster, and raised over $5,000 for Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Maine puppy-raising team. The Best in Show and the Cover Dog Challenge winner was “Jake,” an English Setter belonging to Laura O’Hanlon of South Portland. The McDonald’s at 332 St. John St. in Portland recently donated $9,241 to the Ronald McDonald House of Portland, from donations raised during its seventh annual Sea Dogs Parking Fundraiser. The St. John Street McDonald’s is owned and operated by George, Edie and Scott Lydick. Edie Lydick also serves on the Portland Ronald McDonald House board of directors.

Appointments EqualityMaine and EqualityMaine Foundation has named Timothy Diehl of Brunswick as its new board president. Diehl is currently the director of career planning at Bowdoin College. Other board officers elected were Fay Brodell, treasurer; Shawn LaGrega, vice president EqualityMaine; Brian Randall, secretary; and Barb Wood, vice president EqualityMaine Foundation. Board member David Cohan also serves on the two organizations’ joint executive committee. Jeanne Gulnick of Peaks Island has been appointed to the board of directors of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Gulnick is a professor at Saint Joseph’s College, where she teaches ecology and serves as the campus sustainability coordinator. Pierce Atwood associate attorney Re-

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becca Greenfield has been appointed to the Avesta Housing board of directors. Doug Bagin of Cape Elizabeth was named the chairman of the Portland chapter of SCORE: Skilled Counselors Offering Real Experience, a nonprofit that counsels small businesses. The United Way of Greater Portland recently elected five new members to its board of directors. They are David Bass, vice president, associate relations at Delhaize America; Bill Fletcher, partner at Verrill Dana LLP; Greg McCarthy, vice president, information services and health plan operations at Martin’s Point Health Care; Deanna Sherman, vice president, petroleum division at Dead River Company; and Nicole Witherbee, founder and managing partner at PolicyEdge. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, which provides one-on-one mentoring of children in Cumberland and York Counties, recently elected a new president and named six new members to serve on its board of directors. Karen True Winslow of Wintergreen Financial Group was elected president. The new members of the board are Bill Burbine of Turner Barker Insurance; Molly Callaghan of Verrill Dana; Caleb DuBois of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Brooke Holmes of Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker; Chuck Piacentini of UNUM; and Kirsten Piacentini of L.L. Bean. Amy Thomas of Scarborough has been appointed president of the board of Junior Achievement of Maine, a nonprofit that provides financial education and work readiness to Maine students. The Supreme Judicial Court has appointed Gregory T. Caswell of Falmouth to serve as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. Caswell is one of two principals in the Caswell Vlachos Group, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions/sell-side advisory firm in Portland. Gorham Savings Bank has appointed Joe

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Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, “Beauty and the Books,” to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, information and donor form, ”Maine’s Got Talent,” send entry form and DVD/video of solo or group performance, for particpants ages 5 and older, $25 entry fee; April 1 deadline, Margaret Watkinson, 522-9950,

Sunday 2/13 “Peter Pan” auditions, a non-musical production by Freeport Family Performing Arts, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13; 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, for ages 7 to adult, families welcome, be ready to read from script, showtimes April 15-24, Tim Ryan, 415-6251,

Books, Authors Friday 2/4 Allan Levinsky, author of “A Short History of Portland,” 1 p.m. presentation, hosted by FML Book Group, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Tuesday 2/8 Neil Rolde, author of “Maine in the World,” noon, LunchBox Friends series sponsored by Friends of Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth.lib., 781-2351.

Wednesday 2/9 Tess Gerritsen, author of “Ice Cold,” bi-weekly author brown bag lecture, noon, free to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.

Thursday 2/10 Susan Conley, author of “The Foremost Good Fortune,” 7 p.m. book launch, Longfellow Books, Portland, Voices in Recovery: Poetry reading by Milestone participants, 7 p.m., free, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 615-3609.

Friday 2/11 SLANT: A Storytelling Series, hosted by The Telling Room, with Oscar Mokeme, Karen Morgan, Seth Rigoletti, and more, 7:30 p.m., free, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,, 774-6064.

Films Monday 2/7 “And Everything Is Going Fine,” 7:30 p.m., $7 public/ $5 members, all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,, 828-5600.

Friday 2/11 “Topkapi,” Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., free, open to public, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Galleries Friday 2/4 Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo; a Cannonball Press print show, 5-9 p.m. reception with the artists, exhibit through March 24, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, ”A Conference of Birds II,” multiple artists, invitational focusing on birds, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through March 26, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. ”The Jar Project,” 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists, opening 4-9 p.m. Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday, on view through April, Whitney Art Works, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland,, 780-0700, “Forgotten Transport” photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 5-8 p.m. reception, 645 Congress St., Portland, 415-8462, “Love Those Lobes,” Glass Jewelry by Avery Pierce, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Heron Point Gallery, 164 Middle St., Suite 4, Portland, 8090051. ”A Most Inconvenient Storm,” photographs from 1886 ice storm, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through March 1, Lecture Hall Gallery, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, ”Multiperspective Topographies,” multi-compositional photography by Christian T. Farnsworth, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb. 25, Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, 548 Congress St., Portland, Sherry Edmonds Ballou, paintings, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through February, Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056. Ponomo and O2 Salon First Friday Event, with photography by David Zwickerhill and Mix Ireland, portraits by Shoshannah White and Tonee Harbert, and more, 5-8 p.m., O2 Salon, 605 Congress St., Portland, 619-4044.

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”Quartet,” new work by gallery artist Arunas Bukauskas, with guests Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett, and Susan Bennett, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb. 26, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499, ”Stable: Photography, 2011,” group exhibition with Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo, and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or

Friday 2/11 “Where Art and Academics Intersect,” An exhibition of student work from Merriconeag Waldorf School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb. 25, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Museums Thursday 2/3 College Night at the Museum, with live music by Phantom Buffalo, Theodore Treehouse, free food and drink, art projects, giveaways, 7-10 p.m., free with valid university ID, $5 without ID, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or

Friday 2/4 “Maine’s Soul Survivors,” portraits of Maine survivors from the Holocaust by Jack Montgomery, 5-8 p.m. opening, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 329-9854,

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“Kidnapped by Europeans,” DualCD Release Performance by Space Versus Speed and The Lucid, with guest Foxtrot, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door/ $20 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets at and Bull Moose music locations.

Saturday 2/5 3rd Annual Girls Rock! Music Festival, with The OxyMorons, Longstory, Lady and the Gents and more, 6 p.m., $5 students/ $8 adults, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, presented by Maine Academy of Modern Music, Jeff Shaw, 899-3433. African Gospel Rhythm, 7:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 senior or child, Village Coffee House at New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, Julie Fralich, 9263161, Dear Havanah, rock, 9 p.m., $5, Venue American Grill, 865 Forest Ave., Portland,

Sunday 2/6 Choral Evensong, presented by The Cathedral Choir, 4 p.m., free, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434. Portland String Quartet Concert Series, featuring Shostakovich and Schubert, 1 p.m. lecture; 2 p.m. concert, reception to follow, $22 adult/ $20 seniors, free for ages 21 and younger, subsidized or free tickets available upon request, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 761-1522, Shape Note Singing, 1-4 p.m., participation welcome, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, Vicki Adams, 216-3890.

Wednesday 2/9 Hinder, Saving Abel, My Darkest Days, 7 p.m., $25, State Theatre, Congress St., Portland, tickets,, 956-6000.

Sleigh Day at Skyline Farm, 12-3 p.m., $8 per person, includes one sleigh ride, viewing of new exhibit, “Winter Delivery,” 1 p.m. horse and driver demonstration, 2 p.m. snowshoe trek, bring own snowshoes, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708, skylinefarm. org.

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The DaPonte String Quartet Concert, 7:30 p.m., $22 adult/ $18 seniors/ ages 21 and under free, St. Mary’s Church, Foreside Road, Falmouth, tickets at, 529-4555.

Thursday 2/3 Noonday Concerts: Kathleen Grammer and Charles Grindle, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, 12:15 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Friday 2/4 Aztec Two-Step 40th Anniversary Show, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door, One Longfellow Square,

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Noonday Concerts: Atlantic Chamber Players, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, 12:15 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

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“The Golden Age of Motown,” presented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $20-$70, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTIX, 842-0800,

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Gleason Fine Art is kicking off its second invitational focusing on birds, “A Conference of Birds II,” at February’s First Friday Art Walk in Portland. The gallery will host an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 with participating artists, including Scott Kelley, whose watercolor, “Double-Crested Cormorant,” is pictured here; and Jeff Barrett, Andreas von Huene, Gail Fraas, and Duncan Slade, among others. The exhibit will be on view until March 26 at the gallery, located at 545 Congress St., Portland. For more information, contact the gallery at 6995599 or Valentine’s Eve variety show, hosted by B. Dolan, with vaudeville, HipHop, marching band, burlesque and more, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door/ $18 couples, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, tickets at or Bull Moose Music stores. “The Golden Age of Motown,” presented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $20-$70, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTIX, 8420800,

Theater & Dance ”Almost, Maine” presented by Waynflete School, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-5; free, seating limited, Franklin Theater, Waynflete School, 360 Spring St., Portland, 774-5721 ext. 364. Blue Man Group, presented by Portland Ovations, Feb. 3-5; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday, $41-$68, Merrill Auditorium, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800 or ”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays;$20 adults/ $18 students and seniors; pay-whatyou-can on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or Greater Portland Community Contradance, Saturday Feb. 5, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

“Les Miserables,” presented by South Portland High School music department, Feb. 4-13; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 4-5, Feb. 11-12; 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, ASL interpretation available at Feb. 6 show, $12 adults/$9 students, seniors, tickets at, 767-7710 ext.292, mature theme may not be suitable for young children.

”Moonlight and Magnolias,” presented by Good Theater, Feb. 3-27, showtimes: 7:30 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; extra showtimes, 7 p.m. Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 19, $15-$25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883,

”Paul Bunyan” presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble from Freeport High School, 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 6, free to the public, Peaks Island School, 4 Church Ave., Peaks Island, 865-6355,

”The Play About the Baby,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, through Feb. 2; 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, or

“Sonnets and Soliloquies,” presented by Acorn Productions “Naked Shakespeare” Ensemble, 8 p.m. Monday Feb. 7, free/ $8 suggested donation, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland,, 854-0065.

”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

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Music in Portland, drama in Lewiston By Scott Andrews There’s plenty of music this weekend in Portland. On Saturday, Empire Dine and Dance presents a traditional Irish instrumental duo, flutist Shannon Heaton and harpist Maeve Gilchrist. The occasion is the release of Heaton’s latest CD, “The Blue Dress.” The Portland String Quartet plays its midwinter concert on Sunday. Works by Franz Schubert and Dmitri Shostakovich are on the bill of fare. The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn has a truly intriguing play on the boards through Sunday. “Animals Out of Paper” depicts a dramatic confrontation among three origami artists. And Portland Ovations is presenting an act that defies easy categorization: Blue Man Group will give four performances in Merrill Auditorium Friday through Sunday.

Shannon Heaton, Maeve Gilchrist A traditional Celtic flutist who was recently named Female Musician of the Year by the Irish American News is playing in Portland on Saturday, accompanied by a traditional Irish harpist. Flutist Shannon Heaton is the featured artist, and the occasion is a CD release party for her latest recording, an all-instrumental collection titled “The Blue Dress.” Heaton hails from Boston, where she’s prominent on the city’s red-hot Celtic music scene. She co-founded Boston’s Celtic Music Fest and teaches for the local chapter of Comhaltas, an international society dedicated to the promotion of traditional Irish music. Heaton traces much of her musical background to the Chicago Irish music scene, and earned a degree in ethno-musicology from Northwestern University. Accompanying Heaton is Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist, who was born in Scotland and lives in New York. She’s is a frequent visitor to Portland and recently released a CD in collaboration with fiddler Darol Anger. Heptunes presents Shannon Heaton and Maeve Gilchrist at 8 p.m. at Empire Dine

Flutist Shannon Heaton will be appearing with harpist Maeve Gilchrist at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland on Saturday, Feb. 5

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Portland String Quartet One of the pillars of the small-ensemble classical repertoire will be featured this Sunday when the Portland String Quartet performs its midwinter concert, the second of the four-part subscription series. The celebrated work is Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, universally known by its nickname, “Death and the Maiden.” The four musicians – violinists Stephen Kecskemethy and Ron Lantz plus violist Julia Adams and cellist Paul Ross – have been performing and teaching since 1969. The PSQ is the longest-tenured string quartet on the international music scene with all its original members. The PSQ has played “Death and the Maiden” many times (I’ve heard it at least twice) and no wonder. The 1824 composition, written while Schubert was acutely ill and facing his final days, is a dramatic

contemplation of mortality. It speaks to the tragedy of life cut short – the fate of its composer, who died at the height of his creative powers. Beyond that is the tragedy that Schubert never heard his masterpiece performed or knew the huge public acclaim it would later achieve. The quartet’s spirited third movement and exuberant final movement reveal a creative energy that defies personal misfortune. The second piece on Sunday’s program will be Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, a work that bears witness to the Soviet Union’s attempt to suffocate the creative spirit during the middle of the 20th century. The composer struggles throughout this piece to assert his relevance and affirm his artistic integrity. Catch the Portland String Quartet at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Ave. in Portland. Call the LARK Society at 761-1522.

’Animals Out of Paper’ Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding sheets of paper in complex patterns, transforming the two-dimensional medium into intricate three-dimensional sculptures that often depict animals. In addition to its aesthetic merits, origami has been intensely studied as a branch of mathematics and topography. Origami is fascinating, for sure. But the subject of a modern American drama? That seems rather farfetched. But that’s part of the fascination with

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“Animals Out of Paper,” a three-actor drama that’s playing through Sunday at The Public Theatre of Lewiston-Auburn. Written by Rajid Joseph and nominated for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play of 2009, The Public Theatre is presenting its Maine premiere and one of the show’s first fully professional productions outside New York. A central theme is the losses in life, and the power of art to assuage the pain and heal the wounds. The three characters are all origami artists, but beyond that point, they have nothing in common. Ilana, a world-renowned origami authority has just lost her husband and her three-legged dog. And to exacerbate these two losses, her creative powers seem to have evaporated – a case of folder’s block. Ilana is visited by Andy, a high school math teacher and official with the American Origami Society who has developed a crush on her. Then there’s Suresh, a troubled teen genius in one of Andy’s classes who finds origami to be an outlet for his mathematical brilliance. The play is both very funny and very moving, and its ingenious plot and excellent writing tremendously impressed me. Director Janet Mitchko Schario has assembled a compelling lineup of actors that comprises Caroline Strong as the origami continued page 23

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Greater Portland Benefits Thursday 2/3 Dave Poole – A Celebration of his Music, Art and Life, benefit concert to establish Dave Poole scholarship fund at MECA, music by Tone Kings, Fogcutters Big Band, Super-Sized Chameleons and more, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. concert, $8 minimum/ $15+ suggested donation, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, Rippleffect Gala, “Share the Adventure 2011,” to support scholarships for Maine youth; dining, dancing, music by Motor Booty Affair, live and silent auctions, 6-10 p.m., $50, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, tickets, 791-7870,

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Saturday 2/5

Family Ice Center February Fun Day, to benefit Opportunity Skate and Falmouth Girls High School Ice Hockey, 1-3 p.m., indoor ice skating, crafts, bake sale, $8 per person/ $20 per family/ $5 for indoor skating only, Family Ice, Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, FMI, Abby,

First Parish Winter Auction, 6:30-9 p.m., silent, live auctions, refreshments, childcare provided, First Parish Portland, 425 Congress St., Portland, to volunteer, donate, Charmen Goehring-Fox, charminme@yahoo.comor756-0406. David Watts Benefit Concert, to raise funds for purchasing instruments for the Freeport High School music program, with Big Band arrangements by John Albright and John Linscott, guest musicians, dessert reception to follow, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fhs. or Freeport High School front office, Liz Andrews 865-0931,

Thursday 2/10 Planet Dog’s Valentine’s Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, with free beer, wine, treats, 6-7:30 p.m., $5 Dog Kissing Contest entry fee to benefit the Planet Dog Foundation, The Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland,

Friday 2/11 “Art with Heart Hootenanny,”

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Saturday 2/12 ”Freezin’ for a Reason” Portland Polar Dip, to benefit Camp Sunshine, noon, participants encouraged to raise minimum of $100, East End Beach, Portland, after party at Bull Feeney’s Pub on Fore St., Portland, 655-3800, “Hearts for Harmony,” Valentine’s Day fundraising dance for Women in Harmony, 7:30-11:30 p.m., $15 suggested donation, with Deejay Thunder, Blueberry Pancakes steel drum band, cash bar, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, 441-2507. Sweetheart’s Valentine Soiree, to benefit the preservation of 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, hosted by The Portland Club, music by Laurence Kelly, Flash Al-

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Community Calendar from previous page len, Love Train Express, 7-11 p.m., $20, free parking, cash bar, jacket and tie required, Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, 761-4477, Valentine’s Fundraiser event, hosted by/to benefit Freeport Rotary Club and Freeport Elders association, with silent auction, wine and chocolate tasting, live band, 5-8 p.m., $30, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at 865-6462, Nicole Goodrich,, 807-4397.

Sunday 2/13 80s Dance Music Concert, to benefit Family Crisis Services, music by Time Pilots, The Veayo Twins, 5-9 p.m., $20 adults/ $5 ages 13-17, ages 12 and under free, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, FMI, Family Crisis Services, 767-4952. ”The Vagina Monologues,” V-Day First Parish Portland 2011 production to benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, SARSSM, with Moira Driscoll, Jolene McGowan, Jackie Oliveri, Linda Shary, Betsy Whitman, Sally Wood, 7 p.m., $5-$20 suggested donation, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, Linda Shary, 807-7812, The Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, a benefit for Altrusa International of Portland, tasting competition with 30+ chilis and chowders, 12:30-3 p.m., tickets, $17.50 advance/ $20 door/ $10 ages 10 and under/ $50 special preview tickets for access from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, tickets at Big Sky Bread Co., Skillins Greenhouses, or 772-0379, FMI, Pancake Breakfast, to benefit PATH’s carpentry class trip to Mississippi, $5 all you can eat, silent auction, 8-10:30 a.m., Applebee’s, Brighton Ave., Portland, tickets must be purchased in advance, call Frank Kehoe, 874-8165 by Feb.7.

Bulletin Board Saturday 2/5 Chinese New Year Festival, hosted by Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine, dance performances, kids activities, vendors, food, author Tess Gerritsen, and more, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., $6 adult/ $4 child/ $20 family; CAFAM members, $4 adult/ $3 child/ $15 family, McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, 799-0684, 797-4033, or New Gloucester History Barn Open House, 9 a.m.-noon, Intervale Road, behind New Gloucester Town Hall, New Gloucester, Leonard L. Brooks, 926-3188.

Saturday 2/12 126th Annual Lincoln Club Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, speaker, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, tickets, call Halsey Frank, 772-6949. International Women’s Craft Collective Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Coffee by Design, 67 India St., Portland, Aimee Vlachos-Bullard, 523-2737.

Call for Volunteers American Red Cross Blood Drives, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, Borders Books & Music, Gorham Road, South Portland; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 7, Maine Medical Center, Portland and 1-7 p.m. Feb. 7, Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland, Carol Dembeck, 802-6586400, ext. 3228.

Dining Out Saturday 2/5 Public Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m, $7.50 adult/ $4 child/ $20 family of 4, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Ted Haider, 883-5344. Roast Beef Supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m seatings, $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1179.

Saturday 2/12 Chowder Meal, Corn, Fish, or Clam, 4:30-6 p.m., $8, eat in or take out, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.

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Wednesday 2/9 Social Security Seminar, hosted by Seth Cheikin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, and Rob Clark, Social Security Administration public affairs specialist, 6 p.m., free and open to public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, reserve space, call Carole Vreeland, 781-5057.

Thursday 2/10 Search Engine Optimization: How to make it work for your business, 2-5 p.m., small fee, Portland SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, register at or 772-1147. Teaching and Learning in Patriarchal India, public lecture by Professor of Education, Janaki Rajan of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, 4 p.m., free, University Events Room, USM Glickman Family Library, Forest Ave., Portland, 780-5638,

Portland Trails 2011 Winter Walk Series, Fore River Trail, 8:45-10 a.m., free, Meet at Tony’s Donut Shop, 9 Bolton St., Portland, bring snowshoes if possible, register at or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at

Understanding Climate Change and the Climate Change Debate,” talk by Andrew Pershing, hosted by Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 7-8 p.m., free, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, seating limited, to reserve space, Patty Collins, 2281625,

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”Winter in the Woods” Guided Winter Nature Program, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 27, free with park admission, meet at the benches by second parking lot, weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Getting Smarter Thursday 2/3 “Engaging North Korea,” talk by Bradley Babson, hosted by World Affairs Council of Maine International Breakfast Series, 7-9 a.m., $15 members/ $20 nonmembers, must preregister, Ludcke Auditorium, UNE Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Amy Holland, 2214386 or

Thursday 2/3 Wisdom At Work Series, “What Are You Called To Do in Your Second Half of Life?” presented by Barbara Babkirk of Heart At Work, 12-1 p.m., free, open to public, hosted by Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland,

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Saturday 2/5 Kids First Program, for parents in separation or divorce, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709.

Monday 2/7 Free Blood Pressure Screening, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., drop-in, no registration required, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681 or

Tuesday 2/8 Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training class, self defense class for women offered by Portland Police Department, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8, 10,

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Tuesday 2/8

KinderKonzerts: The Nature of Woodwinds, presented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland concerts: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., East End Community School, North St., Portland; 1 p.m., Reiche Community School, Bracket St., Portland, $4 per person, tickets at 773-6128,

“Home Alone,” safety workshop for children ages 9-11, 4-5:30 p.m., $10, registration required, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800260-6681 or healtheducation@

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Daddy Daughter Dance at Maine State Ballet, 6-7:30 p.m., $25 per family, includes photo, party favor, hosted by Jonathan Miele, Maine State Ballet Studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7672,

Family Dance and Potluck, hosted by the PTA of Dora L. Small School, 5-7 p.m., open to community members, $5/family suggested donation, Dora L. Small School, 87 Thompson St., South Portland,

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Out & About from page 19 master, Christopher Gerson as the romantically minded math teacher and Vandit Bhatt and the complex and troubled teen genius. Maine origamist and math professor Eva Szillery created the complex origami sculptures that are used on the set. The Public Theatre, corner of Maple and Lisbon in Lewiston, presents “Animals Out of Paper” with 7:30 p.m. performances Feb. 3-4, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6. Call 782-3200.

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New districts from page 3 preference to split Portland, but it had to be done. “It seems like the Charter Commission did a good job,” Cloutier said. But those involved in the process indicated that some rural communities were concerned about being included with larger urban areas. One such area is District 1, which includes large communities like Scarborough (population 19,239) and Gorham (15,709) along with smaller communities like Baldwin (1,4018) and Sebago (1,564). But Morgan believes the new districts strengthen voice of rural communities. “The representation just went from being Portland-centric to, you might say, ruralcentric,” he said. “I think we have built in this reapportionment an adjustment to some historic inequity.” He noted District 3, consisting of Brunswick, Freeport, Gray, Harpswell, North Yarmouth, Pownal and New Gloucester. “It has a regional feel in and of itself,” he said. Commissioner Richard Feeney, a South Portland resident who now represents District 4, said that a good candidate, whether they’re from a rural or urban area, will have their chance to make their case to voters. Feeney pointed to Susan Witonis’ win in District 3 last year over incumbent Malory Shaughnessy. Witonis, of Casco, now represents District 2, which includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Long Island and Yarmouth. Morgan said the Charter Commission worked hard to keep politics out of the conversation. “That’s gerrymandering and that’s not at all where we were coming from,” he said. “I’m feeling terrific about the end product. It’s a better end result than I was anticipating.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or

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Three men, no ears and no words. And all three guys sport faces painted a deep, intense cobalt blue. That’s the basic formula for one of the most remarkable artistic enterprises in the past three decades: Blue Man Group. Conceived as an impromptu street performance in New York in the 1980s, Blue Man Group is probably best described as a trio of mimes who perform to music and satirically deal with a variety of technological themes. The original New York group morphed into an Off Broadway theatrical production in

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from page 1 we’re viewed as a very good town. At the financial level, all the trains are running on time and our finances are in good order,” Falmouth Finance Director John McNaughton said. In January, the town refinanced the high school bond that was set at a 5.22 percent interest rate in 2000. The new rate is 2.46 percent. However, Falmouth taxpayers will not see the savings reflected in their tax rate because the interest payments for the high school bond are subsidized by the state. The $1.3 million in savings will be realized by the state, not the town. “We did it because it’s the right thing to do,” McNaughton said.

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Artist Kim Devries, left, takes a music lesson with Ben Birkbeck of 317 Community Music Center in Yarmouth. Artists from Spindleworks in Brunswick will work with Birkbeck over six weeks to create a musical composition that represents a piece of their art.

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The town was able to get the lower rate in part because of a AA-plus rating from the credit-rating company Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s looks at three elements when determining a rating: demographics, the financial condition of the town, and interviews with managers and department heads. The town has also financed the elementary school

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The town is scheduled to issue bonds for the elementary school project in May. “By deferring the bonding and financing through short-term notes, we’re able to save on interest,” McNaughton said. “This allows the project budget to be reduced. That savings is going to the town.”

The total elementary school project was approved by voters for $46 million. But it looks like the project will come in $8 million under the approved budget.

McNaughton said that thanks to the deferred bonding, lower-than-expected construction bids, and the low interest rates, the project is now expected to cost $38 million. “This is good news for Falmouth taxpayers,” he said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

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woodworking, looms, knitting and model building, we all felt it made sense to add music to the list,” Williams said. “So far this has been an amazing experience.” Alyce Ornella, an artist mentor at Spindleworks, said the artists bring a piece of visual art with them to 317 Main Street – sculpture, drawing or embroidery – and with the help of music instructor Benjamin Birkbeck, will compose a piece of music that relates to their artwork. “This is more of a collaborative activity for the artists then the usual free-form artwork,” Ornella said. “And since this is a pilot program, we will see where it goes. We may compile the recordings and make them available online or we may make a CD.” Lisa Bisceglia, 317’s outreach coordinator, said this program is a way to “put more community in the community music center title.” “Spindleworks is a great organization and we are excited to work together,” she said. Williams said he is looking forward to reaching out to more groups over time. “There are so many opportunities like this out there,” Williams said. “Music is a powerful vehicle and we want to share it with others.”

project with short-term anticipation notes, which carry a lower interest rate than a 20-year bond. The most recent four-month anticipation note was set at an interest rate of 0.3 percent, which makes the average rate 0.5 percent for all the anticipation notes funded by the town for the elementary school.

Union President Connie Russell declined on Tuesday to provide the membership vote, but said it was “overwhelming” in support of the contract. She praised how well the two sides worked together, to “really look at ways to write a contract that would be what’s best for teachers, students and the future of the district.” SAD 51 Superintendent Robert Hasson on Monday said the contract was positive for both the teachers and the district, and that he was pleased to have the process complete. The pact calls for no salary increase in the first year, a 1/2 percent increase the second year and a 1 percent hike in the final year, according to information from School Board member David Perkins and Russell. Perkins was one of three School Board members who served on the Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district’s negotiating committee. The agreement also provides for establishment of an evaluation system for teachers. Teachers and administrators, headed by Sally Loughlin – SAD 51’s director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional de-

velopment – will design and implement the new system.

A strict “seniority” method for teacher layoffs is a thing of the past with this contract. When the district must cut positions, it can eliminate teachers with “material deficiencies,” Perkins said.

In other words, teachers who have undergone a remediation plan for more than a year, or who have committed major misconduct, could be laid off ahead of teachers who have put in less time but have demonstrated greater effectiveness.

Although the contract will run for three years, the School Board and executive board of the union can seek to reopen negotiations for benefits and salary. This option is a response to changes in health insurance and the possibility of additional changes in school district revenue.

Russell said the negotiating teams on both sides would have to agree to reopen talks, but that the union as a whole would not have to vote whether to do so. Any changes would have to be approved by the full membership and the SAD 51 board. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or



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Energy from page 1 The center has spent weeks examining documents, e-mail and grant proposals related to the contract and a “green” nonprofit set up by Federle. Among the center’s findings were that the state agency that awarded the contract, Efficiency Maine, was requested by a top Baldacci aide to include Federle’s group in a larger grant proposal to the federal Department of Energy, despite misgivings by some agency officials. Federle says that politics and influence played no part in his organization getting included in the state’s grant and subsequently getting the award. “I don’t think that had any direct bearing on the Maine Green Energy Alliance getting the grant,” Federle said. “We had worked like dogs to be partners in that application,” he said. “We won the day on it, people agreed we added value.” The center also found that, almost six months into its first year of the contract, the alliance had signed up only 50 households for energy retrofits, but had promised in its contract to have 1,000 signed up in 12 months. At that rate, the alliance itself said it would cost $2,700 per household just to get homeowners to the point of signing up for a retrofit, which then can cost thousands of dollars. Interviewed on Thursday about the center’s findings, Adam Lee, the board chairman of Efficiency Maine, said, “We are looking very, very carefully at what they’re doing because we have a fiscal responsibility to make sure the money is being spent efficiently.” That same day – and just a few days before the next meeting of the board – the alliance board killed the project. Its press release said that the alliance board had voted on Thursday “to wind down the activities of MGEA under a contract with the Efficiency Maine Trust.” The press release quotes the executive director of Efficiency Maine, Michael Stoddard: “MGEA’s decision to end its project is a hard one, but it is the right one ...” The money that the alliance will return to state agency will be used for rebates to Maine homeowners who are retrofit-


ting their homes through a program run directly by Efficiency Maine. The press release states that the rebate program was running out of money and the unspent funds from the alliance that are being returned will fund more than 1,000 “home energy savings programs.” The release does not specify how much of the contract will be returned. The Efficiency Maine trust had approved funding up to $1.25 million for the first year of the $3 million, three-year contract, although the final contract was for $1.1 million. As of the last accounting given to the Center, the Alliance had spent $356,000.

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Brautigam wasn’t convinced. The next day, he wrote an e-mail to Maine State Housing Agency head Dale McCormick: “I am not seeing how their overall project fits with this,” Brautigam wrote, “but I see some connection with their idea of residential neighborhoods.” Federle said the state “didn’t want a competing application.” He said he told state officials, “We have no intention of standing down.” The DOE’s proposal deadline was Dec. 14. Over the next several weeks, staff at various state agencies debated the merits of including the Biddeford proposal versus the strength of one unified proposal. Ian Burnes, a PUC program manager, reviewed Federle’s proposal and wrote in a Dec. 7 e-mail to state officials that “it seems too late to consider” the Westbrook recycling facility work “as part of our grant.” Burnes had also written in an earlier e-mail to Brautigam that the Westbrook facility “will eat the entire grant.” Nevertheless, when the $75 million state grant proposal was sent off on Dec. 14 to the Department of Energy, it included $6.6 million for the Maine Green Energy Alliance. Karin Tilberg, a staff member in Baldacci’s office, had intervened. In a Dec. 11 e-mail from Brautigam to the Public Utilities Commissioners – Jack Cashman, Sharon Reishus and Vendean Vafiades (all Baldacci appointees) – Brautigam wrote: “Yesterday we received a specific request from the Governor to find a way to include the Biddeford/MERC task force package in the proposal. ... Last night and this morning we have adjusted the $75 million proposal to include a sub-grant of $6.6 million to support the work recommend (sic) by the task force. We have been working closely with Tom Federle on this. ... Although it strays a bit from the core mission of building retrofits, I think this sub-grant will be fairly considered by the DOE.” Tilberg said last week that she didn’t have a precise memory of the conversation. “I am fairly certain I communicated with him in some manner about the desire to seek funding for this project if it had merit,” Tilberg said. But she said “it

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‘Greenwashing’ “The whole thing blew up,” said Sen. Barry Hobbins, who was a task force member. Biddeford Mayor Joanne Twomey had pulled out of the project, saying the entire plan was “putting lipstick on a pig,” and accusing the alliance of greenwashing what was essentially a project to get Casella stimulus money for its troublesome incinerator. In late February, Sue Inches, of the State Planning Office, wrote Brautigam that she was getting questions about the grant. “I understand ... the Green Energy Alliance piece is falling apart and will be withdrawn from our proposal. ... We should touch base about this.” Brautigam shot back an e-mail saying, “Please do refer people to me and I will handle it. And please don’t tell people continued next page

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Energy from previous page that the MEGEA proposal has fallen apart and will be withdrawn. Who told you that?” In April the feds announced Maine had been awarded $30 million of the $75 million it requested. The feds had included the alliance in the grant. Brautigam left his state job in early March, when the program he ran was officially reincarnated as “The Efficiency Maine Trust” and Portland attorney Michael Stoddard was hired to run it. So it was Stoddard’s job to figure out what to do about the alliance part of the grant. It wasn’t an easy thing to do. Staff at Efficiency Maine had largely concluded that Federle and the alliance had no concrete plan at that point. “Do they think they’re just free to design any program they want in 4 towns that they pick?” wrote Stoddard in a May 16 e-mail to Efficiency Maine staffer Andrew Meyer. “(A) Would that be a good thing? (B) Is that what we said in the proposal to DOE?” Meyer responded that “I didn’t get the impression that they had a plan with players, roles, action items, or budget.” Stoddard, in turn, got tough with Fed-

erle in a subsequent e-mail: “What I am concerned about, generally, is that beyond the basic concept of working closely with towns/communities, you guys are making this up as you go along. ... And meanwhile, I immediately have to submit a revised proposal and budgets to reflect what you are going to do with a $3 million no bid sub-grant.” Despite his reservations, Stoddard kept Federle and the alliance in the grant, cutting their take down to $3 million from the original $6.6 Million. The plan was that the alliance would complement Efficiency Maine’s loan program by working with towns – Cumberland, Scarborough, Topsham, Yarmouth, Buckfield, Old Town, Hampden and Belfast – to get them to adopt the ordinances to participate in the program and by convincing homeowners to do upgrades. The alliance, said Stoddard, would “hold customers’ hands through the process.” But documents show that Stoddard still had some problems to deal with. One was that members of his staff and the public were beginning to question why the alliance was getting so much money to do work that that the agency itself was already doing, as were other groups, including a effort of environmen-

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‘Awkward appearances’ In a presentation to staff, Meyer questioned the alliance’s qualifications, stressed the “awkward appearances” of hiring “Gov. Baldacci’s former counsel” and argued that the agency’s outreach money could be more effectively spent through a competitive bidding process. Ann Goggins, chairwoman of Falmouth’s energy commission, said she told Stoddard she felt the alliance was diverting money that should be spent on winterizing homes. “The MGEA didn’t seem to fill an essential role in getting it there,” Goggins said. “It looked like it was an entity in search of money.” Stoddard’s solution, written in an e-mail to staffers Meyer and Elizabeth Crabtree, was to have the alliance pay off critics such as the Sierra Club: “Confidentially, we’ve gotten them to put about $250k into their Year 1 budget which they will use for sub-granting to community organizing/outreach program. This should take Opportunity Maine and Sierra Club off our backs ...” Sierra Club climate coordinator Joan Saxe would not comment when asked for an interview. After the story was released, executive committee member Becky Bar-

tovics of North Haven said the club never received any money from the alliance. In June, the Alliance hired Seth Murray as executive director. But Federle continued to represent it in public, for example at a late October board meeting of the Efficiency Maine Trust. Stoddard then asked the Efficiency Maine Trust board – all Baldacci appointees – to authorize the no-bid contract with the alliance. The board insisted that the alliance be given a one-year contract of up to $1.25 million, with an option for the other two years and additional $2 million. It’s that contract that the alliance will now abandon. Is Lee concerned that it appears that political favoritism may have pushed the state to use taxpayers’ money unwisely? He said that while he doesn’t believe politics was behind the state’s contract with Federle and the Maine Green Energy Alliance, “I think the way politics works often doesn’t look good from the outside.” Naomi Schalit is executive director and senior reporter for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization based in Hallowell. She can be reached at or online at




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