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Your local newspaper since 1986 • February 10, 2011

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

Vol. 25, No. 6

Falmouth weighs all-day K, axing some languages By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — More than 70 people attended a standingroom-only School Board workshop on Monday.

Private land could help address athletic field shortage By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — A school and community collaboration hopes to provide ample fields for youth, school and adult recreation and sporting groups. The 16-member Athletic and Recreational Advisory Committee has been working to develop a plan to create new fields at the middle and high school. At the same time, a group of four or five business owners started to look into developing a 37-acre parcel off Hunter Road to alleviate crowding on the school fields. David Latulippe of the Hunter Road group known as Freeport Fields and Trails said the land is owned by a family in Vermont, but could be purchased and developed by this summer. He said the additional fields would answer a community need and help alleviate overcrowding and overuse at the Freeport High School and middle school fields. “The land on Hunter Road is 37 acres and abuts 260 acres of town-owned land next to Hedgehog Mountain, the Pownal Road fields and the Seacoast United soccer fields,” Latulippe said. “We are looking to complement, not compete with the school group. We want to provide a service for the community.” The Hunter Road project would provide four new athletic fields for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse or rugby; three new See page 15

Many of them spoke against proposed budget cuts and in favor of new programs, including all-day kindergarten. The “Tier 2” cuts, which the

district has proposed to make up for a more than $800,000 budget shortfall, include eliminating the world languages program in grades 2-5, the service learning

program and one school nurses. The total Tier 2 $205,000. Tier 1 include teacher

of the four reduction is cuts, which reductions

due to lower enrollment, total $520,000. New programs proposed inSee page 28

Yarmouth faces tax increase of nearly 4%


Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Halley Taylor, above left, and Michelle Gray carry a box of food donations into the Cumberland Food Bank at the Congregational Church on Feb. 5. The supplies were raised through a food drive conducted by the Greely High School hockey teams. Matt Labbe, right, turns over a check to Food Bank coordinator Jean Lamson.

By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Town Manager Nat Tupper presented a preliminary $10.7 million fiscal 2012 municipal budget to the Town Council on Feb. 3. T h e bu d g e t i n c l u d e s a $235,000, or 2.2 percent, increase in expenditures from the current year. Tupper said town revenues have decreased about 2 percent and the total tax base is also smaller. The estimated the $31.5 million total budget would increase the property tax rate 75 cents, or 3.77 percent, to $20.55 per $1,000 of assessed value. “There are no new programs and there is nothing eliminated. This budget shows nothing has changed,” Tupper said. “From this point, we need to see where we will take it.” The Operations Committee, a committee of the whole council, met Monday, Feb. 7, to begin budget deliberations. Councilors offered no alternative to help offset the tax increase. Councilor Carl Winslow said with declining town revenues, lack of construction projects and the decreasing value of Wyman See page 34

Tourism marketing firm has problems making payments By Amy Anderson PORTLAND — The state Department of Economic and Community Development is auditing a Portland advertising agency that has failed to pay cli-

ents who ran Maine tourism ads. The state announced the probe Monday after Swardlick Marketing Group notified the Maine Office of Tourism and the DECD of its inability to pay its

suppliers and media companies. A DECD official expressed confidence that the situation would not hurt the state’s ongoing tourism publicity campaigns.

Swardlick, based at 7 Custom House St., was selected by the Office of Tourism to market the state in 2009 and 2010. It creSee page 35

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................22 Classifieds......................30 Community Calendar......24 Eating Well..................... 11

Meetings.........................24 Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................6 People & Business.........12

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................34 School Notebook............16 Sports.............................17

Postseason fun begins in Forecaster Country Page 17

Board approves CMP substation on Greely Road Page 2

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February 10, 2011

Cumberland board approves CMP substation on Greely Road

from Greely Road and 600 feet from the nearest property line. The unfenced graded area will have two structures that will support two existing transmission lines. CMP, which has Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval for the project, still needs a building permit, Nixon said. The company also plans to build a new transmission line from Pownal to Cumberland. The local permitting review process of that piece of the project has been delayed until the Maine Public Util���� �� ����� � � �� �� �� � �� �� �� �� �� � � �� ities Commission grants final approval. �� � �� �� ��� ��� ������ ����� ����� �� �� ���� � ������ �� � �� �� ����� ���� �� ���� �� � ����� ���� ���� �� ���� ������ ��� �� � That proposal is part of a $1.4 billion �� � ����� ����� �� � � �������� � ���� ��� ����� � is about 25.5 acres, according to a Jan. By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The Planning 12 memo from Nixon to the Planning Board has granted major site plan ap- Board. The graded site will cover about proval for a Central Maine Power Co. 15.4 acres. The area to be developed will have an transmission substation. Construction of a temporary entrance 8-foot-tall galvanized metal chain-link road for the Raven Farm Substation at 37 fence topped with barbed wire. The 8.6Greely Road should begin soon, Town acre fenced yard area will include the electrical substation infrastucture, along Planner Carla Nixon said last week. “They want to get started as soon as with a 40-foot by 90-foot one-story buildpossible,” she said. “They have their ing, storm-water management structures, contractors all hired (and) ready to go.” a potable well and a waste-water holding ����� � � The entire substation site is about 74.4 tank placed underground. � ��� ���� ��� ���� �� � �� �� �� � �� �� The control house will be 900 acres, but the actual area to be disturbed � �� � ������ � ��feet ����� ��� ��� �����

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she said. “We have more work to do and still have to hear from the state.” But in the meantime, she said a few positions may be cut and others could be shifted. A fourth-grade teaching position will become a fifth-grade position, and a halftime elementary school special educator and three full-time-equivalent educational technicians will be eliminated. “Overall, we are tighter than ever, but I continued page 35 ♥

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Regional economic development board taking shape By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — A group created to market greater Portland as a place to do business is deciding who should serve on its first board of directors. The Greater Portland Economic Development Corp. includes Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth and Scarborough. In addition to municipal representation, the group also includes representatives from the education and business sectors. “We’re in the process of populating a board of directors,” said Godfrey Wood, president and CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Wood said the idea has been in the works for about two years. In the past few months member municipalities have signed on and founding members are writing by-laws and vetting potential board members. The board will include as many as 19 members. There will be six officials from represented municipalities; one chamber representative; two Southern Maine

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News briefs Historical Society hosts valentine exhibit FREEPORT — The Historical Society will present “Greeting from the Heart,” an illustrated presentation on the establishment of the valentine industry in the U.S. On Sunday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m., William D. Wallace, executive director of the Worcester, Mass., Historical Museum, will discuss Esther Howland, a Worcester native who started the valentine industry in this country around 1847. Wallace will also discuss Jotham Taft, who was also known for making valentines in the early 1840s. There will also be a selection of early valentines and love letters on display at the Harrington House at 45 Main St. There is a $5 suggested donation and beverages and snacks will be available.

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said. “People can build on the skills they learned last year or take up something entirely new to them.” She said classes range from introduction to gardening and permaculture to chainsaw safety. For between $25 and $50, participants can learn about heirloom vegetables, composting, fermentation and energysaving tips. People can also pay for a portion of the class fee through work trade or barter services. “We are pushing the envelope in every sense,” Brownlee said. “We are offering innovative ideas and more practical continued page 27


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Energy group funded via state agency hired Dem lawmakers, activists By Naomi Schalit HALLOWELL — The Maine Green Energy Alliance, which last week announced it was returning the balance of its $1.1 million government contract to promote home retrofits after it had fallen well behind its goals, says it is a non-partisan organization. But an examination of the Hallowellbased group by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting shows that of its 13-member staff, seven have or had strong connections to the Democratic Party, including being members of the Legislature. This finding comes a week after the center’s research revealed that the alliance got its grant with the help of Democratic Gov. John Baldacci and was founded by Baldacci’s former counsel, also a well-

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connected Democrat. The seven staff members are: • Former Rep. Steve Butterfield, who was a Democratic House member representing Bangor and running for re-election when he was hired in August 2010 as a process facilitator. He was not re-elected. • Former Rep. Jim Martin, who was a Democratic House member representing Orono and running for re-election when he was hired as a process facilitator. He was not re-elected. • Shelby Wright, who was a Democratic candidate for the House from Hampden when she was hired in July 2010 to be a community outreach coordinator. She lost the election.

• Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, a Democratic House member from Yarmouth, won election to a second term in the House in November and was hired as community outreach coordinator in January. • Gabrielle Berube worked as the “trav-

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Valentine’s Day is not for sissies These are the days that try men’s souls. And women’s. I speak not of our nation’s No Sugar economic woes, nor of the mountains of snow threatening to collapse our roofs. No, ladies and gentlemen, I speak of the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Having been single, married, widowed, and now single again, I can tell you one thing: Valentine’s Day may appear innocent, but it is an inherently evil holiday. With the exception of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, few dates on the calendar can Sandi Amorello strike fear into the hearts of otherwise rational people more than this, the day of love. During the frigid days of early February, who among us isn’t moved to tears (and possible nausea) by something as simple as a trip to CVS? The demonic little plush bears dyed an unnatural shade of red, their plastic hearts, filled with cheap candies. Who is the marketing genius who thought this a fitting gift to bestow upon the object of one’s affections?



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I can hear it now: “Let’s see, Norma, what gift would land a lot of men in the dog house on Valentine’s Day? Ha ha. Ha.” Clearly, Norma was working for Satan. If you are single, the holiday announces one thing: a gaping void. I don’t care how happy you profess to be, how big your KitchenAid refrigerator, or how fulfilling your career – something is missing. And, it’s not the love of your mother, friends, or family. It’s romantic love. You wonder how it eludes you. Do you frequent the wrong grocery stores? Wear the wrong deodorant? WTH? If you are dating someone, the holiday signals some level of success. You are an insider. If you are in love with the person you are dating, there is also an unhealthy level of expectation. And trepidation. Will Valentine’s Day bring out his inner Cary Grant? Or his inner Soupy Sales? Secretly, you pray, “Please don’t give me one of those bears.” If you are not in love with the person you are dating, but perhaps just using them as a placeholder, or, let’s face it, for great sex, and they are not aware of this fact, then you are in grave danger of receiving an engagement ring or something that will make it a tragic day for all concerned. I have broken up with men in late January, simply because I was terrified at the gifts they may have bestowed upon me a few weeks later. Better to break someone’s heart on President’s Day than on Feb. 14. You want to do all you can to avoid ruining this magical “day of love” for anyone for all eternity. Be sensitive. Please. If you are married, the holiday signals opportunity. Either to reach back into the time machine and rekindle the flame of passion, or to realize you have made a grave error in the mate selection process. All of the commercials featuring glowing couples canoodling in diamond-filled jewelry stores can sometimes make divorce court look quite appealing. If you are divorced, the holiday can potentially inspire less-than-loving thoughts. I’m not divorced (I’d have to get

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married again to have any chance of that happening), but if I were, I imagine I’d be eyeing those large bags of Lindt chocolate truffles and dreaming of ways to launch them through my former spouse’s bedroom window. Perhaps after I had filled them with some type of explosive. Harsh? Maybe. But being a child of divorce, I have some inkling regarding the often emotionally unpleasant aftermath. If you are widowed, the holiday brings up, well, despair. And weeping. Lots of weeping. Thankfully, as these past eight years have crawled by, I’ve been able to stop weeping and both reflect upon and cherish the sweet Valentine’s Days we shared. And to laugh over the ones that nearly propelled us toward marriage counseling. This year, my children and I are cooking a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. At home. I can barely contain my excitement. No threat of scary stuffed animals or engagement rings. So take a deep breath and do something you love on Valentine’s Day. With the people you love. Feb. 15 is only a heartbeat away. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at

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Written in 1791, back when the guns available included a flintlock rifle that could fire one bullet every minute if you were a quick reloader, the Second Amendment is often quoted when gun regulations are discussed. I am a hunter, and appreciate that the right to bear arms has its place in a democratic society. However, George Fogg’s citing of the Second Amendment in his letter last week doesn’t justify lambasting a balanced and thoughtful letter from Bob Roffler. By Fogg’s logic, I should be able to carry a nuclear weapon to the grocery store as a law-abiding, mentally stable citizen with no criminal record. To tone it down, should I be able to carry a Glock handgun with an excontinued next page

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Energy Alliance story a ‘cartoon’ The performance of the Maine Green Energy Alliance, and its effectiveness or ineffectiveness in helping Maine people winterize their homes, are topics worthy of scrutiny. The group’s track record is fair game for even the harshest objective analysis. I don’t feel the same way about character assassination by insinuation. I refer to the recent “expose” by Naomi Schalit of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. I was an eyewitness to how this all started. Several folks in the Biddeford-Saco area pressed vigorously for Tom Federle to be recruited to the Task Force To Close Maine Energy. Why? Because of his expertise and impeccable reputation for honesty. That task force met on an almost weekly basis in the summer of 2009, plowing their way through grueling meetings as they tried to help Casella Waste fulfill a contract pledge to work in good faith toward finding a way to close Maine Energy, a constant source of nuisances and an obstacle to economic redevelopment in downtown BiddefordSaco. It was hard work on hot summer evenings by many honest and dedicated public servants. None of that background or context made it into Schalit’s story. Instead, she picked up the story half way, taking fragments of an e-mail here or parts of a quote there, putting them together completely out of context. Without making any specific allegation, she insinuated motivations that just didn’t exist. I’m all for courageous investigative journalism, and Schalit has triumphed in that realm before. This piece fell short of that standard, however. It was a cartoon. Mark Robinson Biddeford

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Conservatives must learn to conserve As he stumbles around the state in the early days of his administration, Gov. Paul LePage frequently gets worked up about out-of-state ownership of Maine’s prime lakefront and oceanfront property, complaining about the influx of people from Massachusetts and arguing that Maine land should belong to Maine people. Maybe that’s why the Guv thinks it would be such a fine idea to open 3 million acres of Maine’s unorganized territory to development. As with most things, our benighted governor is wrong. Had he proposed such The Universal a wholesale attack on the natural environment during his campaign, LePage would have been lucky to get elected dog catcher in Waterville. Not sure who he thinks is going to develop all that forest land, let alone who is going to purchase it, but it sure as heck isn’t going to be Maine people. When it comes to where the lines are Edgar Allen Beem drawn in America’s culture wars, some of the clearest demarcations are between the forces of conservation and those of development, between public land and private property. Ironically, conservatives like LePage are the enemies of conservation. Mainers have a strong conservation ethic that is at odds with the governor’s vision of the North Woods as a subdivision three times the size of Los Angeles. That’s why we overwhelmingly support Land for Maine’s Future bonds and why we should thank our lucky stars that there are people of means in Maine who understand the importance of preserving open space and public access. Posterity will never thank you for developing a vast tract of land, but it sure will for protecting it. Just imagine Mount Desert Island if Rockefeller hadn’t created Acadia National Park, Mt. Katahdin if Gov.


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Baxter hadn’t created Baxter State Park. For that matter, imagine Scarborough Beach as condos-bythe-sea if the Sprague family hadn’t had the vision to preserve the beach and public access to it. We can only hope that cable TV baron John Malone has conservation rather than development in mind for the 900,000 acres of the North Woods that he just purchased. Add Malone’s woodland holdings to those of Roxanne Quimby, who buys whole townships to keep them from being developed, and you have the makings of something grand and glorious. You get the impression that LePage and his drinking buddies are so giddy with his surprise victory that they are just sitting around thinking up all the mischief they can do before the public catches on. “Hey, Paulie, let’s get rid of the frickin’ Bureau of Environmental Protection!” “Let’s dump LURC, too, while we’re at it.” “Screw vernal pools! Who gives a damn about frogs!” “Let’s allow skyscrapers on sand dunes!” “I’m sick of returnable bottles. Let’s throw the g-d bottle bill out, too.” “OK, boys, whatever you want. Just pass me another cold one!” If LePage wants to be remembered as anything other than a short-sighted tool of the tea party, he will have to start taking the long view. Rolling back decades of popular, bipartisan environmental protections may make LePage a hero to out-of-state developers like Plum Creek and a handful of local outlaws, but it will also ensure that, after he and they are dead and buried, history will remember him only as the governor who tried to sell the state of Maine down the river. I say “tried,” because I don’t believe for a minute that the people of Maine and their elected representatives are going just stand by and allow that to happen. 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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February 10, 2011 2/6 at 3:03 a.m. Fire alarm on Somerset. 2/6 at 7:27 a.m. Lines down on Libby Road. 2/6 at 11:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.

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Summonses 2/3 at 1:05 p.m. Terry L. Donahue, 51, of South Bristol, was issued a summons on Main Street on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and possession of marijuana. 2/6 at 3:06 p.m. George Stanley, 63, of Greene, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Paul Chenevert on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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2/4 at 8:55 a.m. Propane, gas alarm on Route 1 and South Freeport Road. 2/4 at 11:47 a.m. Vehicle accident on Plummer Mill and Newell Brook. 2/4 at 3:59 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Brickyard Cove. 2/4 at 5:53 p.m. Fire alarm on South Freeport Road. 2/4 at 7:34 p.m. Fire alarm on South Freeport Road. 2/5 at 2:33 p.m. Water problem on Heritage Lane. 2/5 at 3:56 p.m. Fire alarm on Storer Road. 2/5 at 8:44 p.m. Fire alarm on Fogg's Point Road. 2/5 at 8:49 p.m. Water problem on Porter's Landing.

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Summonses 1/21 at 9:24 a.m. Samuel P. DePalmer, 36, of Washington Avenue, Portland, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 1/29 at 3:17 p.m. Charles H. Mimande, 61, of Birch Avenue, Oxford, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Kerry Warner on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 1/29 at 12:14 p.m. Kody A. Rickett, 19, of Willey Lane, Casco, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Kurt Fegan on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 1/30 at 12:37 a.m. Parker J. Dodd, 20, of Glenridge Drive, Portland, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on charges of operating a vehicle without a license and consumption of liquor by a minor. 2/3 at 10:50 p.m. Britney N. Saylor, 21, of Gray Road, Gorham, was issued a summons on Bucknam Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of possession of marijuana. 2/3 at 10:50 p.m. La Shanda Gregory, 23, of Oak Circle, Gorham, was issued a summons on Bucknam Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of sale/use of drug paraphernalia. 2/5 at 10:11 a.m. Cathleen Mary O'Donnell, 45, of North Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Martins Point Bridge by Officer Dean Mazziotti on a charge of attaching false plates.

Plowing far from home 1/29 at 8:44 a.m. A homeowner on Manhattan Way called police to report that a red SUV with a flashing light on the roof had come down the private road and into the neighborhood. The caller reported the SUV had Massachusetts plates and may have been a snow removal vehicle. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

Stolen: Cold, hard cash 1/29 at 6:24 p.m. A caller from Family Ice reported $450 stolen from the cash register in the skate sharpening room. The incident is currently under investigation.

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1/31 at 4:23 p.m. Structural fire on Cole Haan Drive. 2/2 at 1:31 a.m. Mutual aid to North Road. 2/2 at 8:57 a.m. Medical emergency on Riverbend Drive. 2/2 at 9:57 a.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 2/2 at 10:23 a.m. Medical emergency on Bartlett Circle. 2/2 at 1:38 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Melissa Drive. 2/5 at 2:17 a.m. Fire alarm on Forest Falls Drive. 2/5 at 9:35 a.m. Smoke investigation on East Elm Street and Melissa Drive. Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 11 calls from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.


1/30 at 2:50 p.m. Anthony Thompson, 47, of Raymond Hill Road, Raymond, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on a charge of attaching false motor vehicle plates. 1/30 at 4:40 p.m. Joseph Gignac, 23, of Broadmoor Drive, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on a charge of attaching false motor vehicle plates.

Yarmouth Arrests 1/31 at 4:41 p.m. Jessica Randall 27, of Juniper East, was arrested by Officer Michael Peacock at Juniper East on a charge of theft.

Summonses There were no summonses reported from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

Don't expect a tip 2/4 at 8:37 p.m. Police were notified after an intoxicated couple at Pat's Pizza on Route 1 tried to order another drink and were refused service. When they were asked to leave, police report the man said he would come back later and "shoot the place up." Police told the couple they could never return to the restaurant but did not charge them with a summons.

Kids will be kids 2/5 at 9:42 a.m. Police were contacted when residents saw kids walking on Main Street dressed in camouflage with what appeared to be guns. Police found the two children had air soft guns and were going to play.

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1/30 at 11:51 a.m. Smoke investigation on Woodville Road. 1/31 at 5:12 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Forest View Drive. 1/31 at 7:46 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Mountain Road. 2/1 at 8:40 a.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane. 2/1 at 11:33 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Longwoods Road. 2/2 at 12:43 a.m. Structure fire on Balsam Lane. 2/2 at 3:02 p.m. Fire alarm on Northbrook Drive. 2/3 at 12:59 a.m. Smoke investigation on Balsam Lane. 2/3 at 9:07 a.m. Public assist on Northbrook Drive. 2/3 at 1:22 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Grist Mill Drive. 2/3 at 4:32 p.m. Mutual aid to Windham. 2/4 at 7:02 p.m. Motor vehicle crash on I-295. Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 20 calls from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.



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Katharine A. Speth, 93: Witty and entertaining, loved show tunes FREEPORT — Katharine Anne Speth, 93, died peacefully Jan. 6 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. Born Sept. 30, 1917, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Florence Speth, she and her family lived in Illinois until they moved to New York City when she was 7 years old. She was very close to her parents, and they enjoyed attending Broadway plays in New York, and trips to Cuba while her father worked with the Cuban American Sugar Company. After attending Marymount School she later graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y. For many years she worked as a secretary in Rochester, N.Y., and later in Tampa, Fla., until she retired in 1982.

She maintained a lifelong friendship with Betty Smith, and eventually moved to Maine in 1996 to live near Betty, her husband Bud, their children, George and Peter, and their families. Her hobbies included reading, poetry, crossword puzzles, and needlework. She loved music, especially show tunes. A wonderful conversationalist, sure of herself and what she believed, she was always witty and very entertaining. Survivors include her cousin, Elizabeth June Lane and husband John of Rye, N.Y.; and four godchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Iris Network of Maine, 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.

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Joan B. Stock, 83 AUBURN — Joan Betty Stock, 83, died Jan. 28 at Clover Manor in Auburn after a year of declining health. The only child of Francis Herbert Willmott and Edith (Singer) Willmott, she was born in Bournemouth, England, on March 12, 1927. In 1947 she left England and moved to Portland, where she eventually met and married Frank Stock on Feb. 11, 1950. They had three daughters together and were married for 48 years before he died in 1998. For many years she worked at Pratt Abbott in Portland and the Portland Public

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At the Maine Innkeepers Association 89th annual meeting and conference, the Special Service award was presented to Richard Lindgren of Habitat for Humanity in Greater Portland. Lindgren was recognized for his contributions to the improvement of the lodging/hospitality/tourism industry and for his efforts in launching the MEIA Hospitality for Habitat program. Danny and Carla Lafayette of Lafayette Hotels, were awarded the Community Service award. The Lafayettes, who’ve built a chain of 27 hotels, including the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, recently pledged $2 million to the Champion for the Cure campaign for the new Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. The board of directors of The Finance Authority of Maine recently held its annual dinner and awards program, “Showcase Maine.” This year’s award recipients include CPM Constructors of Freeport, for the Business at Work for Maine award; the 2010 Financial Literacy for Maine Youth Summit Planning Committee, for the Education at Work for Maine award; continued next page

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Craig Sickels, RSU 5 athletic administrator and a member of the advisory committee, said the committee spent about four months reviewing the fields report by consultants Milone & MacBroom, and the current athletic and recreational facilities in Freeport, Pownal and Durham. He said the group considered the impact of the Seacoast United development on Pownal Road and looked at other facilities in the area. The committee’s plan is to create an athletic complex at Freeport High School with an artificial turf field, track, lights, press box, bathrooms and concession stand. The existing fields need modifi-

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use those and the school fields could be used for practice and games.”

Sickels said some games have to be canceled because of the lack of field space.

cations and improvements to irrigation, drainage and fencing. The plan is to move the softball field and expand the baseball field.

“Sometimes we just don’t have anywhere to play,” he said. “If we create a single vision, we can satisfy the needs of all the stakeholders and benefit the kids and everyone involved.”

At the Middle School, the baseball field would be moved to create space for a new full-sized playing field. There would also be upgrades to irrigation, drainage and fences for more efficient use of the space.

The Freeport Fields and Trails group will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Community Center at 53 Depot Road.

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Grade 8: Muriel Adams of Raymond, Hannah Austin of North Yarmouth, Ian Bennett of Brunswick, Josef Biberstein of Freeport, Hannah Hungerford of Portland, Sophia Kral of Cumberland Foreside, Diana McLeod of Woolwich, Eleanor Sato of Gorham, and Olivia Stam of Cumberland Foreside. Grade 7: Acacia Bright of Freeport, Hailey Frager of Portland, Linnea Hull of Portland, Susannah Lickus of Yarmouth, Claire Maurer of Freeport, Wyatt Nice of Portland, Nicole Patch of Gray, Emily Taylor of Yarmouth, Tyler Waaler of Yarmouth, and Alexandra Wahlstrom of Cumberland. Grade 6: Sarah Austin of North Yarmouth, Grace Hayden-Hunt of Pownal, and Henry Quesada of Freeport. Grade 5: Kyle Bennett of Brunswick, Emilie Hardel of Portland, Riley Lonsdale of Falmouth, and Lea Webster of Cumberland. High Honors Grade 12: Charlotte Briggs of Arrowsic, Sarah Burkey of South Portland, Eliza Gendron of Yarmouth, Blair Haggett of Wiscasset, Alicia Hoffman of Cumberland, Anna Jaeger of Bath, Alden Kelsey of Cumberland, Matthew Kibler of Yarmouth,

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Grade 5: Youssef Ayad of Freeport, Katherine Benard of Cumberland Foreside, Owen Curnin of Topsham, Brandon George of Cumberland, Jack Sillin of Yarmouth, and Aiden Snell of Durham. Honors Grade 12: Henry Arsenault of Arrowsic, Caroline Bowne of Falmouth, Alan Brown of Freeport, Elliot Daniels of Yarmouth, Henry Fast of Cumberland, William Hadlock of Freeport, Emily Harrison of Kennebunk, Billy Ji of Brunswick, Nicolas Kaminow of North Yarmouth, Sally LaPointe of Bath, Frances Leslie of Wiscasset, Weston Masi of Raymond, and Timothy Millett of Auburn. Grade 11: Alex Coffin of Freeport, Kylie Dalbec of Portland, Mariah Farrell of Vassalboro, Robert Field of Cumberland, Megan Fortier of Falmouth, Hadley Gibson of Freeport, Anthony Hardy of Cumberland, Hannah Harmatz of Scarborough, Cathy Li of Yarmouth, Anna Lyden of Cumberland, Rachel Matson of Yarmouth, Sasha McLean of Chebeague Island, Grant McPherson of Durham, Chelsea Muller of Gorham, Cameron Rayder of Falmouth, Nicholas Rayder of Falmouth, Ryan Salerno of Brunswick, and Julia Thompson of Yarmouth. Grade 10: Jennifer Brown of Freeport, Jeremiah Burns of Falmouth, Benjamin Claytor of Falmouth, Emily Claytor of Falmouth, Bailey Clock of Gray, Benjamin Coleman of Yarmouth, Matthew Hawkins of Yarmouth, Oliver Silverson of Falmouth, Molly Strabley of Yarmouth, Dean Walters of Falmouth, and Ryan Walters of Falmouth. Grade 9: Wesley Bright of Freeport, Lillian Dearing of Lisbon, Madeleine Fenderson of Falmouth, Sydney Garcia of Brunswick, Josiah Henderson of Brunswick, McKenzie Larson of Raymond, Maxwell Maurer of Freeport, Adela McVicar of Portland, Ian Moore of Freeport, Alexander Paige of Brunswick, and Noah Seely of Falmouth. Grade 8: Maximilian Bueche of Yarmouth, William Coleman of Yarmouth, Scout Fischman of Yarmouth, James Ford of Yarmouth, Hannah Look of Falmouth, Daniel Mahoney of Brunswick, Donald Nicholas of Portland, Rhiannon Ramsey-Brimberg of East Boothbay, and Sara Thompson of Yarmouth. Grade 7: Hannah Chapman of Raymond, Nicholas Demers of Portland, Matthew Lapoint of Freeport, and Hunter Mahoney of Durham. Grade 6: Michael Adams of Raymond, John Malcom of Boothbay, and Cristopher Paradis of Portland. Grade 5: Jordan Ackerman of Sebago and Connor Clock of Gray.


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Postseason fun begins in Forecaster Country

(Ed. Note: For the complete Falmouth-Scarborough and Falmouth-Lewiston boys’ hockey stories, see By Michael Hoffer One weekend of postseason action is in the books and things are about to really ramp up. Last weekend, swimming’s first of two Southwesterns meets was contested and the girls’ hockey and indoor track regular seasons came to a close. Basketball has a week to go and boys’ hockey and skiing are nearing their end. Here’s a look at what’s occurred and what’s to come:

Boys’ basketball While Greely and Yarmouth’s sure-postseason boys’ basketball teams were doing battle Friday (please see story), Falmouth is in a fight to extend its playoff streak to 27 years. The Yachtsmen began the week 8-8 and 10th in the Western Class B Heal Points standings, but only nine teams make the postseason. Falmouth won two of three last week, downing host Poland (65-46) and visiting Lake Region (64-49) before dropping a 52-48 decision at York. Against the Knights, junior Matt Kingry had 23 points, junior Jack Cooleen 15 and classmate Matt Packard 13. In the win over the Lakers, Cooleen had 18 points. At York, the Yachtsmen jumped to an early lead, but couldn’t hold it. Packard led the way with 16 points and Cooleen added 14. Falmouth hosted York Tuesday and finishes at Cape Elizabeth Friday. The Yachtsmen desperately need to win at least one and likely both to get into the postseason dance. Freeport fell to 0-16 last week after losses at Yarmouth (77-16) and at home to Traip (64-57). Senior Adam Higgins had a

team-high five points against the Clippers. Senior Kyle Strozewski had 17 points versus the Rangers. Freeport (16th in Western B) went to Poland Tuesday and closes at home against Wells Friday. In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy began the week 6-9 and 16th in the region (where just 10 teams qualify). The Panthers split last week, falling at A.R. Gould, 56-49, before downing visiting Sacopee, 57-48. In the loss, senior Eli Leavitt had 18 points. Junior Asad Dahia had 17 points in the victory. NYA was at Traip Tuesday, goes to Poland Thursday and closes at Old Orchard Beach Friday.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, NYA has come from nowhere to position itself in the 10th spot in the Western C Heals, which would mean a playoff berth if the Panthers can hold off several other challengers and stay there. NYA enjoyed a 47-38 home victory over Sacopee Saturday as seniors Eliza Gendron and Blair Haggett had 13 points apiece. NYA then improved to 9-7 with its fifth win in six games Monday, 50-26, over visiting Old Orchard Beach. Junior Morgan Scully had 14 points, Gendron and Haggett 12 apiece. After hosting Traip Tuesday, the Panthers close the regular season Thursday at home versus Poland. In Western B, Greely’s playoffbound, but it might be the lone local representative in that class. The Rangers bounced back from last Monday’s loss at Lake Region with a 58-25 home romp over Fryeburg and a 52-22 home victory over Yarmouth. Against the Raiders, senior Sara Warnock had 18 points. Senior Megan Coale had 11 points and junior Caroline Hamilton nine in the win

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Greely’s Melissa Jacques races down the track in the 800 Saturday in the regular season finale. Jacques won the event and the Rangers came in first as a team.

Late in overtime of Saturday night’s showdown, Falmouth freshman goalie Dane Pauls makes the save of the game, robbing Lewiston standout Sam Cloutier on a breakaway, to keep the game scoreless. The Yachtsmen and Blue Devils eventually settled for a 0-0 tie.

over the Clippers. Greely (13-3 and fourth in the Heals) was at Gray-New Gloucester Wednesday and closes at home against Lake Region Friday. Falmouth entered the final week of the regular season needing to take care of business to make it to the postseason. After beating visiting Poland, 60-41, last Thursday, the Yachtsmen fell, 49-33, at Lake Region and 57-35 at undefeated, defending state champion York. Senior Jess DiPhillippo and junior Jenna Serunian both had 13 points in the victory, while junior Ashleigh Burton added 10. Against the Lakers, DiPhillippo had a team-high 10 points. She also led Falmouth with 15 versus York. The Yachtsmen (8-8 and 10th in Western B, where just nine teams qualify) hosted York Tuesday and go to Cape Elizabeth for a pivotal regular season finale Friday. Freeport, despite turning its season around, will likely fall short this winter. The Falcons

were 5-11 and 12th at the start of the week after a 44-24 win at Yarmouth last Tuesday and a 61-51 loss at Traip Friday. In the victory, junior Morgan Brown had 10 points and sophomore Leigh Wyman nine. In the loss, senior Katee Poulin had 13. Freeport was home with Poland Tuesday and visits Wells Friday. Yarmouth fell to 1-15 and 17th after recent losses to visiting Freeport (44-24) and host Greely (52-22). The Clippers got eight points from senior Olivia Harrison and seven from promising freshman Monica Austin against the Falcons, on a night where Yarmouth honored past Boosters’ president, the late Tim White, who passed away in December. Freshman Olivia Smith had six points versus the Rangers. Yarmouth went to Cape Elizabeth Wednesday and closes at home against Gray-New Gloucester Friday.

team continues to soar up the standings and is now going toeto-toe with the best teams in the state. The Yachtsmen have gone 5-1-1 in their last seven games, including a hard-fought 3-1 win at Scarborough last Thursday and a 0-0 home tie versus undefeated Lewiston Saturday. Sophomores Hugh Grygiel and Kris Samaras and freshman Alden Weller had goals against the Red Storm. “Scoring goals isn’t our strength right now,” first-year Falmouth coach Adam Nicholas said. “Hopefully as we get into the second part of the season, we can find the back of the net because that’s what we need.” In the tie, freshman goalie Dane Pauls made 25 saves, shutting the door on a team that had won its past three games by a total of 23-0. “The kid knows he wants to be the best,” Nicholas said. “He

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Yarmouth boys earn landmark win at Greely

(Ed. Note: For the full version of this story, with additional quotes and statistics, visit By Michael Hoffer CUMBERLAND—The history boys from Yarmouth made a monumental statement Friday night. Playing on a court where they had never won, the Clippers put forth a tremendous 32-minute effort which resulted in a palpitating 53-51 victory over the host Greely Rangers, continuing the program’s ascendance with a flourish. Yarmouth’s defense was stellar

throughout and after a slow offensive start, the 3-point acumen of senior Matt Murphy and unrivaled tenacity and clutch foul shooting of senior Luke Pierce proved to be the difference. The Clippers extended their win streak to eight games, improved to 13-3 and have to be considered as a legitimate threat to play into March. The Rangers’ eight-game win streak was snapped and they fell to 14-2 on the season. “Winning this game makes us that much closer and we all did it together and it was awesome,” said Murphy, who led all scorers with 19 points, including five

3-pointers. “It’s the first time we’ve won here,” added Yarmouth coach Adam Smith. “It’s hard for a 16-, 17-, 18-year-old boy to appreciate that, but I know I do and I know the town of Yarmouth does. We had a great crowd here tonight. It was a tremendous atmosphere. It’s as close to a tournament game as you’ll get in the regular season. The guys enjoyed every second of the 32 minutes tonight.”

One-sided history Greely has dominated Yarmouth over the years. The teams have met regularly since 1998 and the Rangers had captured 19 of the 21

previous meetings during the 24year reign of coach Ken Marks. The Rangers won at Yarmouth on Dec. 13 (61-53). In that one, the Clippers played well, but 13-of-33 free throw shooting did them in. Yarmouth came to Cumberland Friday night bearing the weight of history, but the Clippers showed their championship heart and found a way to steal the show. In the game’s early moments, Yarmouth’s defense was superb, but the Clippers couldn’t buy a basket. Greely turned the ball over on each of its first five possessions, but Pierce and junior

sharpshooter Josh Britten (who had a game-high 21 points in the first meeting) couldn’t convert. “It was really frustrating,” Pierce said. “We knew we had opportunities. I myself was a large part of that.” Finally, with 4:07 to play in the eight-minute first quarter, the hosts broke the scoring ice when junior Liam Maker’s inbounds pass led to an easy layup by senior Tanner Storey. After senior standout Sam Johnston made a jumper, freshman Mike McDevitt scored on a putback and Johnston did the

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Roundup Pingitore commits to Robert Morris Yarmouth High senior Nate Pingitore, fresh off helping the Clippers win the first football state championship in school history in November, signed a National Letter of Intent Thursday to attend and play football at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Pingitore was joined by coach Jim Hartman, his family and teammates at a ceremony at the high school. “It was a long process and I looked at other schools, but I got a great vibe from Robert Morris,” Pingitore said. “The coaches were very nice to me and I felt like that was the place to be. All my life, it’s been my dream to play college football.” Pingitore plans to be a running back and study sports management. He hopes to intern with the Pittsburgh Penguins or Steelers while in college. Pingitore was part of a senior class that started the Yarmouth program eight years ago and graduated with a Gold Ball. “We all worked hard and set our minds to winning a championship,” Pingitore said. “That’s all we ever wanted. I didn’t think I’d actually be a part of it.” “It was one thing to bring football to Hoffer photo Yarmouth and have it grow and win a state championship, but now to have this success, it’s a big deal,” Hartman added. Robert Morris is coached by Joe Walton, the one-time head coach of the New York Jets. Assistant coach John Banaczak won three Super Bowls with the Steelers in the 1970s.

Former Falmouth athlete wins Florida marathon Falmouth’s Jesse Hugo recently made big noise in the state of Florida by winning his debut marathon, in Melbourne, with a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 53 seconds.


Former Falmouth runner honored at UMO

Falmouth native Kourtney Bonsey was recently given a Scholar-Athlete Recognition Award at the University of Maine for the second time after achieving at least a 3.0 GPA while running track and cross country. Bonsey was also recognized for earning a 4.0 for the last 2 semesters. In addition, she tied for the highest GPA on the women’s cross country team to earn the “Team Maine” designation.

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Yarmouth from page 17 same, the Rangers were up 8-0 with 2:16 to play in the period. Yarmouth finally got on the board with 1:24 to go when Britten knocked down a 3-ball. Britten followed with a pullup jumper (his final points of the first half) to get the Clippers within three, 8-5, after one. “It was a crazy first quarter,” Marks said. “We gave the ball back the first five possessions we had. We talked about possession basketball and it didn’t work.” The second period remained tight and Greely held a 20-17 lead at the break. A Murphy 3-pointer started the second half scoring and pulled the Clippers even at 20-20, but Storey made a layup after two offensive boards to make it 27-22 and a dunk by Storey (after a feed from Johnston) made it 31-23 Rangers with 3:30 to play in the third quarter. With his team on the ropes, Smith called timeout and Yarmouth responded. Pierce made a layup, then drained two foul shots to pull the Clippers within a possession, 35-32, heading for the final quarter. Greely extended its lead to five when Johnston scored on a reverse layup 21 seconds into the fourth, but with 6:37 remaining, Murphy was dead on with a 3-ball and the score was tied, 38-38. Murphy then made his fifth and final 3-pointer of the night with 6:13 showing and Yarmouth had its first lead of the second half. McDevitt answered with a jumper, but with 5:12 to go, Pierce made a layup to make it 43-40. The Rangers got the next five points to retake the lead. After a tip-in from Storey and a free throw from junior Nick Clark after an offensive board, Storey stole a pass, raced in and emphatically slammed the ball home to make it 45-43 Greely. Again Yarmouth responded with a 3, this one from Britten with 3:16 to go, which put the visitors on top to stay. With 2:27 left, Pierce somehow fought through the defense and managed to scoop home a tough-angle shot for a 48-45 advantage. Five seconds later, Johnston made two foul shots, but

junior Chris Knaub answered with one of two. McDevitt and Pierce traded foul shots to make it 50-48 and with 18.8 seconds remaining, Storey went to the line, but only made his second attempt, pulling the Rangers to within 50-49. Pierce was immediately fouled and missed his first attempt, but made the second and the lead was back to two. Greely would come down the floor seeking to break Yarmouth’s heart one more time, but with 5.7 seconds remaining, Maker was called for an offensive foul and the ball went back to the visitors. After a timeout, Knaub threw a touchdown pass to Pierce who ran a couple seconds off the clock before being fouled and with 3.4 ticks left, Pierce went to the line and calmly sank both attempts. “I felt confident,” Pierce said. “I’ve struggled with free throws, but we’re all supportive of each other.” “We made enough (free throws) to win,” Smith said. “That’s what we’ve done all year. We haven’t talked about foul shoot-



ing. When you hit them in crunch time it means a lot more than shooting 70 percent in regular time.” Johnston would make a jumper as time expired, but Yarmouth, for the first time, had won at Greely, 53-51. “It was close at halftime and that gave us confidence,” Murphy said. “We didn’t let the score bother us and focused on the end result. It’s a great accomplishment for team unity.” “All year, as a team, collaboratively, we’ve picked each other up and never given up,” said Pierce. “We’ve battled through adversity. It’s all about playing together. When you play together, good things will happen. This is greatest atmosphere for basketball I’ve played in.” “It’s an unbelievable victory here,” Smith added. “We just have to take it like that. It can’t be bigger than a very good regular season win over the team that will probably be No. 1 in the tournament. This means more to the program than it does the individual guys. They love to beat Greely, don’t

get me wrong, but it means more for where we’ve come from and what we’ve done.” Murphy led the Clippers with 19 points and added four rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. “We kept trying and eventually it fell for all us,” Murphy said. “We worked it to the open man. They covered Josh tightly tonight so it worked out for me.” “Matt’s been playing really well down the stretch,” Smith said. “He gets very little fanfare with Josh and Luke on the floor, but he’s stepped up and hit big 3s the past few games.” Pierce finished with 15 points, five rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot and reminded everyone once again why he’s one of the most unique and special athletes to come our way in a long time. “Pierce wills us to work hard every single night,” Smith said. “He wills us to victory. He wills himself to the foul line to hit big foul shots. He wills himself on the boards,

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Postseason from previous page Greely is at Winslow Monday and Camden Wednesday. Yarmouth was at York Monday and is idle until next Wednesday when it goes to Leavitt.

Girls’ hockey Greely is the lone girls’ hockey team to advance to the playoffs, which begin this weekend. The Rangers wound up 11-6-1 and third in the East region after going 2-1 last week, defeating visiting Brunswick and host Yarmouth by 6-2 scores, before falling, 1-0, at home to Leavitt. Sophomore Paige Tuller had two goals versus the Dragons and sophomore Meg Finlay scored twice versus the Clippers. Greely will play at No. 2 Winslow (10-3-3) in the semifinals. The Rangers lost at the Black Raiders, 6-5, back on Dec. 1. The teams played to a 5-5 tie Jan. 15 in Falmouth. If victorious, Greely will meet either top-ranked St. Dom’s or No. 4 Leavitt in the regional final Feb. 16. The state championship game is Saturday, Feb. 19 in Lewiston. Yarmouth wound up 4-12 and sixth in the East (where just four teams qualified) after the 6-2 loss at Greely. Alicia Piccirillo and Ariel Potter scored for the Clippers. Falmouth just missed out in the West. The Yachtsmen wound up 8-10 and fifth (only four teams made the cut) after a 2-1 home loss to Leavitt and a 6-0 home victory over Gorham. Lucy Meyer had the goal in the loss and Gabby St. Angelo scored twice versus the Rams.

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against each other, as well as Fryeburg and Lake Region in the regular season finale last weekend in Gorham. Falmouth’s boys capped their perfect regular season by tallying 229 points. Greely (176) was second, Yarmouth (60) third, NYA (40) fourth and Freeport (35) sixth. The Yachtsmen got wins from Jacob Buhelt in the junior 55 (6.88 seconds) and junior 200 (24.31), Jimmy Polewaczyk in the senior 55 (7.16), Will Wegener in the senior 200 (23.17) and senior 400 (51.76), Thomas Edmonds in the 800 (2:06.49), Reid Pryzant in the senior 55 hurdles (8.13), Henry Briggs in the two-mile (10:34.67) and their junior (1:44.36) and senior (1:37:28) relay teams. Rangers winners included James Ferrar in the junior shot put (36 feet, 7 inches), Michael Burgess in the senior shot put (50-11.75), Stefan Sandreuter in the mile (4:47.95), Matt Davis in the pole vault (10-6), Sam Mason in the long jump (19-5), Ben Giffard in the triple jump (36-9.75) and the open relay team (9:40.77). The Clippers lone winner was Lucas Davis in the senior high jump (58). The Falcons got a win from Harrison Stivers in the junior 400 (54.47). In the girls’ meet, Greely had 263 points to finish the regular season undefeated. Falmouth (130) was second, NYA (46) fifth, Yarmouth (24) sixth and Freeport (10) seventh. Individually, the Rangers got wins from Meaghan Crowley in the long jump (14-10.25) and triple jump (32-2.5), Jessica Wilson in the junior 400 (1:02.57), Molly Fitzpatrick in the junior 55 hurdles (9.88), Cassidy Storey in the junior shot put (33-7), Melissa Jacques in the 800 (2:32.96), Kirstin Sandreuter in the mile

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Swimming NYA and Yarmouth’s swim teams took part in the south division Southwesterns last weekend in Cape Elizabeth. Friday, in the boys’ meet, won by Windham with 270.5 points, the Clippers were sixth with 91 and the Panthers came in 11th with 21.5. Yarmouth was led by Luca Seid, who was fourth in the 100 freestyle (54.49 seconds) and fifth in the 50 free (24.87). NYA’s Nico Kaminow was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1 minute, 10.29 seconds) and fifth in the 100 free (54.52). Saturday, in the girls’ competition, which saw Sanford with win 193 points, Yarmouth (151.5) placed fifth and NYA (15) came in 12th. The Clippers won the 200 freestyle relay (Teagan Snyder, Adrian Copeland, Haley Estabrook and Abby Belisle-Haley had a time of 1:50.42). Belisle-Haley was runner-up in the 200 individual medley (2:21.23) Falmouth and Greely vie in the north division Southwesterns Friday and Sat-

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Saturday 2/19 “Casablanca,” followed by Portland Jazz Orchestra, 1940s Night at the State Theatre, 7 p.m. film, 8:30 p.m. concert, $10 general/ $20 VIP, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatre-

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 Amusement Permit, and Auxiliary Mobile Golf Cart License for Val Halla Golf Course, 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.

Galleries Thursday 2/10 “Celebrate Ar tists from Freeport,” group exhibit of Freeport artists, 6-8:30 p.m. reception, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519, Cupid Night at SoPo Art Studios: An Evening Especially for Valentine’s Givers, with hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, clothing, accessories, and more, 5-8 p.m. opening, special show through Feb. 14, SoPo Art Studios, 855 Sawyer St., South Portland, Maggie, 899-5939. ”Few Things on my Mind,” by Larry “Lars” Lindgren, works in stone, wood from “Herbie,” vinyl sculpture, artist reception 4-6 p.m., exhibit through April 2, Royal Bean, 16 Yarmouth Crossing, Main St., Yarmouth, 415-9956.

Friday 2/11 “Where Art and Academics Intersect,” 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 Saturday 2/12 Maine Poets Read: Beyond Leaves of Grass, 11 a.m.-noon, free with museum admission, Portland Museuem of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or 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.

Thursday 2/17 Black Daughter of Maine, American Woman of the World: The Storied Lives and Times of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, talk by Dr. Lois A. Brown, 7 p.m., co-sponsored by Maine Women Writers Collection, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 7741822 or

Music Thursday 2/10

Hattie Simon, live jazz and more, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Azure Cafe, 123 Main St., Freeport, 865-1237.

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.

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, 3 p.m., suggested donation, $10 adult/ $5 seniors, free for students, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., $5 students, seniors, advance/ $9 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Wednesday 2/16

Friday 2/11 “Kolosko Plays Kolosko,” chamber music concert with guitar, flute, cello by Nathan Kolosko, 7:30 p.m., $10, Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., Portland,, 775-3356. Papadello & Britta Pejic, folk/pop, 7:30-10 p.m., free/by donation, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.

Saturday 2/12 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. “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, Hattie Simon, live jazz and more, 12-3 p.m. Feb. 12; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb 13, Azure Cafe, 123 Main St., Freeport, 865-1237.

Sunday 2/13 ”The Church of Love & Ruin,” A Valentine’s Eve variety show, hosted by B. Dolan, with vaudeville, hip-hop, 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,

The Mezcalitos, acoustic western swing, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 2/18

John Prine Turns 40: A Tribute to his 1971 Debut Album, by Maine musicians, silent auction, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Sunday 2/20

“Kids, Kartoons, and Kotzschmar” family concert with Rob Richards, 2 p.m., $17 adult/ $10 students, ages 12 and under free, but must have ticket, available through Port Tix, 842-0800, ticket., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, hosted by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ.

Theater & Dance

”Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love,” adult comedy, Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, $15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

“Les Miserables,” presented by South Portland High School music department, Feb. 4-13; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12; 2 p.m. Sunday, 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, goodtheater. com.

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Monday 2/14 ”The Flying Donkey Cabaret,” music and puppetry for adults, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 615-3609. “It’s Mainely Love,” readings on love, $5 suggested donation, 7 p.m., Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 7741043. ”The Soiree:” An Evening of Romantic Music and Theater presented by Lucid Stage, 7:30 p.m., $10, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland,, 807-7320.

Tuesday 2/15 “You the Man,” performance by UNE’s Add Verb Productions, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Deering High School auditorium, Stevens Ave., Portland.

Wednesday 2/16 “I Question America,” performance by E.P. McKnight about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, 5 p.m. performance, followed by discussion, free and open to public, Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland, in celebration of African-American History Month, 780-4006.

Friday 2/18 A Night of Indie Music and Death Defying Juggling, by Hi Tiger with Jacob Augustine and Matiss Duhon, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts. org, 615-3609.

Mid Coast Auditions Youth Auditions, “The Sound of Music,” a production of the New England Regional Theater Company, ages 12-19 audition 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb.

12, Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, 20 Davis St., Brunswick; ages 5-12 audition 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, wear comfortable clothing, bring photo, be ready to sing, learn a short dance, showtimes May 27-June 5, Tyler Beck, 7986966, newenglandyouththeater. com. ”Who’s Tommy,” production by Studio Theatre of Bath, auditions, 7 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 p.m. Feb 2627, prepare song from show, or bring sheet music for song of choice, looking for actors, singers and dancers age 16 and older, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath,

Books, Authors Lo n g fe l l ow D ays 2 0 1 1 : “Longfellow and the Maine Crafts Tradition: Virtue, Independence, Equality” Feb. 6-27, with lectures, presentations, poetry readings, tours, and demonstrations throughout Brunswick, complete schedule at

Saturday 2/12 Romance Novel Book Sale, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. Brunswick, 725-5242,

Saturday 2/19 Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of “Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, 5 bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer, St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council,

Films Thursday 2/10 ”Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” The Dreamland Theater film series, Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 6 p.m., free/$5 suggested donation, presented by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., film listings at

Sunday 2/13 “Lady and the Tramp,” 2 p.m., by donation, bring snacks, The Winter

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‘Church of Love & Ruin’ opens for worship

Thursday 2/10 Art Show, Merry-Meeting Art Association, 3:30-5 p.m. opening reception, free and open to the public, The Highlands, Topsham, Meridith Hicks, 442-8144, or Crystal Toothaker, 725-2650.

Sunday 2/13 “Knitting Great Shapes” Katharine Cobey Gallery Talk, 2-5 p.m., exhibition on view through Feb. 25, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, mainefiberarts. org, 721-678, snow date: Feb. 20.

Music Sunday 2/13 DaPonte String Quartet, 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick, tickets at

Friday 2/18 Kat Logan, 7 p.m. $6-$5, kids free, Side Door Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Theater/Dance ”Almost, Maine,” presented by the Studio Theatre of Bath, Feb. 11-13, Feb 18-20; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $15 adult/ $13 senior, student, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Washington St., Bath, tickets, 4428455, ”Pride and Prejudice,” and ”Winter Cabaret,” presented by The Theater Project on alternating nights, Jan. 21 - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $18 suggested donation or pay what you can, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, full schedule at or call 729-8584. “The Vagina Monologues,” 7:30 p.m., $10, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 17-19, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.


Providence, R.I. emcee B. Dolan presents the “Church of Love & Ruin” at a pre-Valentine’s Day extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 13. Vaudeville, hip-hop, New Orleans bounce, marching band and burlesque come together beginning at 7:30 p.m. at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Performers include DJ Beesknees and Vockah Redu & The Cru, 16-piece marching band, The What Cheer? Brigade, pictured here, and the Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue. Hosted by Jamie and Sissy DeWolfe. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $18 for couples.

Sunday 2/13 ”Love Letters,” presented by the Studio Theatre of Bath, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, $15 individual/ $25 couple, Chocolate Church Arts Center Annex, Bath, tickets, 442-8455.

Saturday 2/19 Bowdoinham Contradance Series, 7:30 pm beginners workshop/ 8-11 p.m. dance, $9, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.


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Friday 2/11 “Art with Heart Hootenanny,” silent auction benefit for Mayo Street Arts, 7-9 p.m., 100+ auction items, with live music by The HiTides, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,, snow date 2/12.

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, Valentine Tea and Booksale, Friends of Feral Felines fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thrifty Kitty Shop, 651 Forest Ave., second floor, Odd Fellows building, Portland, 7973014. “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. Spaghetti Supper Serenade by Wescustago Youth Chorale, to benefit chorale’s scholarship fund, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. seatings, $10 adult/ $5 ages 8 and under, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, Leigh, 846-0705.

February 10, 2011

Meetings Falmouth

Thu. 2/10 8:30 a.m. Council Finance Committee Thu. 2/10 7 p.m. Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Mon. 2/14 7 p.m. Town Council Tue. 2/15 5:30 p.m. School Board Finance Committee Tue. 2/15 7 p.m. School Board

Cumberland Mon. 2/14 Tue. 2/15

7 p.m. Town Council 7 p.m. Planning Board

Thu. 2/10 6:30 p.m. Shellfish Commission Mon. 2/14 6:30 p.m. Winslow Park Commission Tue. 2/15 7:30 a.m. Traffic and Parking Committee Tue. 2/15 7 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 2/15 7 p.m. Freeport Fields and Trails Project Public Information Meeting Wed. 2/16 6:30 p.m. Recycling/ Solid Waste Committee


2/10 6:30 p.m. Recycling Committee 2/10 7 p.m. School Committee 2/15 6:30 p.m. Parks and Lands Committee 2/15 7 p.m. Shellfish Committee


North Yarmouth Thu. 2/10 Fri. 2/11 Tue. 2/15

7 p.m. North Yarmouth Business Association TO 8 a.m. Economic Development and Sustainability Committee Toddy Brook Cafe 7 p.m. Selectmen TO


Wed. 2/16 6:30 p.m. Board of Directors

Sweetheart’s Valentine Soiree, to benefit the preservation of 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, hosted by The Portland Club, music by Laurence Kelly, Flash Allen, Love Train Express, 7-11 p.m., $20, free parking, cash bar, jacket and tie required, Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, 761-4477,

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 1317, 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 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.

Thursday 2/17



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.

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Falmouth Boys Hockey Game, to benefit Falmouth Food Pantry, Falmouth High School versus Gorham, 7:05 p.m., bring

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Saturday 2/19

Benefit Book Sale for H.A.R.T, Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Maine, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044

Sunday 2/20

The Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, film screening, discussion, refreshments, to benefit Portland String Quartet/LARK Society for Chamber Music, 2 p.m., $40, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 761-1522, larksociety. org.

Bulletin Board Friday 2/11

“Coffee Connection,” with Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, 7-10 a.m., constituents welcome with questions, concerns, Stones Cafe, 115 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth.

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.

Maine Roller Derby Home Opener Debut, Port Authorities vs. Queen City Roller Girls, 5-7:30 p.m., $5, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Warren Ave., Portland; Hate the Love After-Party 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, Congress St., Portland,

Valentine’s Open House, 11 a.m.4 p.m., The Purple Turtle Gifts and Jewelry, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, Ruthie Martin, 671-3175.

Sunday 2/13

“A Valentines Bazaar,” with arts/ crafts vendors, kids’ activities, performances, more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 adult/ $3 ages under 12, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993,

Wednesday 2/16

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Community Calendar Sunday 2/13

from previous page Open House, 6-8 p.m., Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Call for Volunteers Portland’s Volunteer History Docents needed, requires 10 weeks education on local history, architecture, and art, free, Thursday mornings, February 17-April 21, course held at Maine Historical Society, Portland, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120 American Red Cross Blood Drives, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Feb. 10, Cole Haan, U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth; 1-6 p.m. Feb 15, Merriconeag School, Desert Road, Freeport, Carol Dembeck, 802-658-6400, ext. 3228.

Dining Out 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.

Pancake Breakfast, Riverton School, 8:30-11 a.m., $4 adult/ $2 ages 6 and older, community welcome, Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.

Sunday 2/13 Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., $5 adults/$4 ages 12 and under, sponsored by Cape Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, proceeds benefit Lions Club charities.

Saturday 2/19 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Gardens & Outdoors Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Friday 2/11 Portland WinteRush, Outdoor Festival, “Downtown Showdown,” 5-7 p.m. Friday, Monument Square; WinteRush, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Deering Oaks Park, Portland, event schedule at

Saturday 2/12 Portland WinteRush, Outdoor Festival, “Downtown Showdown,” 5-7 p.m. Friday, Monument Square; WinteRush, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Deering Oaks Park, Portland, event schedule at

Monday 2/14 “Designing Continuously Blooming Perennial Gardens,” lecture by Lee Schneller, author of “The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden,” hosted by Saint Mary’s Garden Club, 11 a.m., $5, Falmouth Memorial Library, Russell Room, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, Wilma Sawyer, 781-4889.

Saturday 2/19 Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland,

tation sponsored by Friends of Eastern Promenade & Portland Trails, 5-7 p.m., members free/ $5 nonmembers, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Tuesday 2/15 The History of Skiing in Maine and Falmouth’s Hurricane Ski Slope, presentation by Scott Andrews, 2 p.m., free and open to the public, OceanView Community Room, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, Mayer Fistal, 781-2527. Marketing & Sales: Attract new customers & retain them, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, must preregister,, 7721147. Sea Run Brown Trout of the Rio Grande, Argentina, presentation by Tim Shaw, hosted by Sebago Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 7 p.m., free and open to public, Governor’s Restaurant, 700 Main St., South Portland,

Portland Trails 2011 Winter Walk Series, Presumpscot River Preserve, 8:45-10 a.m., free, meet at the Overset Road Trailhead, Portland, bring snowshoes if possible, register at or 7752411, check weather cancellations at

Sunday 2/20 Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland,

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Thursday 2/17 ”A Brief History of the Ancient Olympics,” talk by Tim Robinson, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Room 503, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, hosted by The Hellenic Society of Maine, 892-9831.

discuss your business ideas, for National Entrepreneurial Week, Hague Hall Conference Room, Southern Maine Community College, must preregister, Michelle Neujahr, 741-1423 or mneujahr@

Saturday 2/19

“Cell Phones, E-Readers, Notepads and More!” presentation hosted by Willard Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Betsy Ross House Community Room, 99 Preble St., South Portland, 767-2374.

”Laser Fest ‘11” daily laser shows, constellation shows, music laser shows, Feb. 19-27, hosted by the Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249, full schedule at

“Why Interior Design is an Art,” illustrated program with Kim Connell of Coastal Maine Designs, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts Evening with the Artist series, Anne Tarbox, 829-5567.

Health & Support

Friday 2/18 SMCC Seminar for Entrepreneurs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free, 20-minute sessions with investors/coaches to




Public Church Supper, 5 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 865-6062.

”Mammals of Maine” 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.


NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Center Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465.

Thursday 2/10

Wisdom At Work Series, “Boost Your Emotional Intelligence to Attract Success,” presented by Amy Wood, 12-1 p.m., free, open to public, hosted by Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland,

Pet Loss Support Group, hosted by Beacon Hospice, 3 sessions, 3:30-5 p.m., beginning Feb. 10, Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, Heather Thompson, 772-0929.

Sunday 2/13

Connected Catholics monthly meeting, pre-Valentine’s Day lunch, 1:30 p.m., Muddy Rudder Restaurant, U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, to reserve spot, call Dotty, 7726730.

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Community Calendar from previous page Monday 2/14 Changing Roles and Relationships in Caring for Someone with Dementia, Creative Conversations, Series About Memory Loss and Dementia, 7-8:30 p.m., free and

open to public, First Congregational Church, Meeting House Hill, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, hosted by Brenda Hamilton, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 772-0115,

Thursday 2/17 ”Living Well for Better Health,”

6-week workshop on managing chronic health problems, 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 17–Mar. 25, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, registration required, call Anne Murray, 800-427-7411, ext. 529. Weighty Matters Support Group,

6-7 p.m, $10, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681 or

or $40 for all, Theater for Kids at Portland Stage, register at or 774-1043 ext. 117.

Saturday 2/19

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,

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.

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Saturday 2/12 ”Imaginations Take Flight,” interactive theater workshop, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 19, 25, $15 per session

“The Two Storytellers,” story, mime, and song with Antonio Rocha and Michael Parent, 2 p.m. family matinee, Saturday and Sunday, $10 adult/ $5 child/ $20 family of four, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd.,

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“Explore India! Celebration,” 1-3:30 p.m., with Indian music, dancing, food, activities, free with admission, $9 nonmember, members free, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

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skills. People who came in the past can build on their skills and the introduction classes will encourage new people to come.” Brownlee said the goal of the DIY program is to expand the educational program with seasonal courses. The winter session started in January and will continue through March. These classes focus on how to prepare soil and plan a garden and how to weatherize a home and save energy in the winter. The spring, summer and fall sessions will offer classes pertaining to those seasons. “Some classes are timeless – how to make cheese or bread or butter – and we will try to mix it up as we go,” she said. By working with Freeport adult education, local energy and woodlot management groups, the DIY program reaches out to the community. “We try to involve people who care


about the land and the community,” Brownlee said. “It’s all about connecting and growing.” For a list of all DIY classes visit or call 865-4469 to register. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or

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from page 1 cluded offering all-day kindergarten in the fall or, as a cheaper option, expanding the existing Play and Learn program, adding a technology assistant, adding a licensed social worker and starting a new program for high school students at risk of dropping out. Including all-day kindergarten, the new programs would cost an estimated $459,000. All-day kindergarten was by far the most expensive new program, projected to cost $338,000, including teacher salaries and start-up costs. Lunt School Principal John Flaherty said the district piloted all-day kindergarten three and four years ago and that it was very successful. “We understand the financial situation all districts are in,” Flaherty said. “But we would be remiss if one of our proposals wasn’t for all-day kindergarten for all

students.” Flaherty said all-day kindergarten would reduce teacher loads from 36 students to 15-18 students, which would help foster connections with families and give teachers more time to identify struggling students. Kindergarten teacher Debbie Smith emphasized the importance of early childhood education, adding that 80 percent of schools in Maine offer all-day kindergarten and approximately 20 percent of Falmouth students attend private all-day kindergartens. School Board member Rachel Reed asked if the town could require parents to pay for all-day kindergarten, the way parents are currently paying for the Play and Learn day-care program. “We asked the state. It’s against the law to make people pay for public school,” Flaherty said. The board also considered a cheaper option for young students: Expand the enriched day care to four classes, corre-


sponding directly with kindergarten classes, and charge parents $75 per week. Flaherty estimated this proposal would cost approximately $30,000 to implement. Because Play and Learn is day care, not kindergarten, it is licensed differently by the state and cannot include public school education. Flaherty said the school would have to make sure there is a clear division between academics and day-care enrichment activities. Many speakers during the several-hour public forum spoke in favor of the all-day kindergarten program. Many also requested that the world languages program remain and indicated they are OK with an increase in taxes to pay for these programs. Falmouth’s tax rate has remained flat for three years. “Falmouth has let kids down when it comes to kindergarten,” said Jonathan Berry, a father of two elementary-age boys. “I would support a mil rate increase. It comes down to a couple of lattes or rounds of golf. It’s well worth it.”

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Many speakers said they supported the construction of the new elementary school building because they thought all-day kindergarten would be offered. Others, however, opposed all-day kindergarten. “We’re pushing these kids too much,” resident and day-care business owner Julie Otte said. “Day care is much different, much more relaxed. Kids should have more time to play.” The School Board will continue to discuss the budget and the possibility of all-day kindergarten at its next meeting, Feb. 15, and will have an all-day budget workshop Saturday, March 12. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

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old homes along the shoreline before the hurricane, then went down and saw what was left. “Some (homes) are completely gone, some just had the steps up to the front door,” Sabo said. The students also met with an author who wrote a book about surviving the hurricane. In addition to working on the Habitat for Humanity house, Radke said, it was important that the students came away with a clear picture of the area now and what it was like years ago. “They did a great job. I think they had fun,” Radke said. “They all had differing degrees of (construction) skills, but none of them had done something like this before.” Sabo said that it was everyone’s first time doing a project like this, but that she and the other students genuinely enjoyed themselves. “I would definitely do it again,” she said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

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Energy from page 5 • Tom Battin was director of information technology for the Obama campaign in Maine and gave at least $4,900 to the Obama campaign and national Democratic Party between 2008 and 2011. He was hired as a field organizer in August 2010. • Jed Rathband was among a group of self-described “Democratic activists” who started Donkey Card, a discounted home heating oil buying service whose proceeds in part went to fund “Dem Corps,” described on its website as “a group of concerned Democratic activists, progressive community leaders and local business owners ...” He was brought on as a contractor in September and put on staff in November. Also, Executive Director Seth Murray donated $320 to the Maine Democratic State Committee a few weeks before he began working at the alliance in early June, 2010. Murray also donated $2,300 to the Obama campaign in 2008 and $500 to Democratic U. S. Rep. Chellie Pingree in 2007. “We are a nonpartisan organization,” Murray said. “I can tell you straight up, I’m the one who made the hiring decisions, and I’m not at all influenced by that kind of factor. For me, it’s who’s going to be doing the best job.” Murray declined to identify the staff members; the center identified the staff through public records. There are three more outreach staff members, but the center has been unable to determine their identities. Murray said, “I do know that one of them has worked on political campaigns in addition to their community organizing experience.”

The alliance, which got the no-bid contract in August 2010, announced Jan. 28 that it was shutting down the program and handing back unspent money to the Maine agency, Efficiency Maine Trust, that had partnered with it on the federal stimulus grant. That announcement came just before the center planned to publish an expose of the program. The center found that the alliance was headed by Baldacci’s former legal counsel, Tom Federle, and that a top Baldacci aide asked Efficiency Maine staff to include the alliance in a larger grant proposal to the federal Department of Energy, despite misgivings by some agency officials. The center’s investigation also found that, nearly six months into its one-year contract, the alliance had only signed up 50 homes for weatherizing, far below its goal of 1,000. Compensation for the alliance jobs ranged from $15 an hour for process facilitators to annual salaries between $30,000 and $40,000 for community outreach staff. Murray earned $80,000. Murray said they usually had between 15 and 20 applicants for each position and that he led the interviews. Martin did not return the center’s phone or e-mail messages. But other staffers who did respond were united in saying that they were hired for their skills, not their politics. “We were all hired not because of our politics, but in spite of it,” Butterfield said. “I believe that I was fully vetted for this position,” Innes said. “I’ve never done a single thing for the Democratic Party,” Rathband said. “The idea of lumping me in as some sort of Democratic cabal is far-fetched.”

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“I have worked diligently for the past seven months to educate community members,” Wright said. Did employees at any point look at their colleagues and wonder at the high percentage of Democratic Party activists? “Work is work,” Batten said. “I don’t pay attention to the person’s political views.” “I never really considered the connection,” said Berube, the former Mitchell campaign staffer and longtime Democratic Party operative. “It was not different than other jobs I’ve had in the past.” That’s precisely the problem, said Dave Levinthal, spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C., group that tracks the influence of money in politics. “One has to wonder if this was a truly nonpartisan independent group that was working on behalf of lowering energy costs,” Levinthal said, “or if this was a political vehicle for the Democratic Party. “If an organization such as this is stacked with people who are clearly


very active in one party and members of a certain party, you might be scratching your head if you’re a Republican or independent.” Efficiency Maine Executive Director Michael Stoddard said, “It’s really important that Mainers perceive Efficiency Maine programs as being totally nonpartisan because our mission is to lower everyone’s energy costs through impartially administered programs. So, it’s unfortunate if a particular contract ends up appearing heavily partisan, one way or another.” Sen. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, co-chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, said that he has asked that Efficiency Maine staff appear before the committee to discuss the alliance contract.

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from page 1 Station, Yarmouth taxpayers could expect an increase in their bill. “While a 3 percent increase (in taxes) may not be that bad for some people, those on fixed incomes will have a hard time,” he said. “We have to think of those people.” As part of the budget process, councilors will invite department heads to the upcoming Operations Committee meetings to discuss potential budget reductions and savings opportunities.

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from page 1 ated the “There’s More to Maine” campaign to promote the state, and received $3 million from the state last year. President David Swardlick said the two, one-year contracts ended Dec. 31 and a new contract has not been negotiated. “The challenging economic conditions over the last few years have really added to the problem,” Swardlick said Tuesday. “This announcement really comes from discussions we’ve been having with our clients over the past week or so. We wanted to make sure our clients and the Office of Tourism were aware of our challenges.” Swardlick said he could not characterize how much money is owed to clients, but said a “handful of our larger media placement clients” are affected. “There is a lot owed to us and by us,” he said. The Office of Tourism pays Swardlick for design and placement of ads. Swardlick then places the ads with print and broadcast clients, who are supposed to be paid by the agency. Swardlick said the marketing group has


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Budget from page 2 am very proud of the work we’ve done,” Paolucci said. The budget provides appropriate instructional support services, more financial support for football and girl’s ice hockey, and additional textbooks and curriculum materials for math and science, she said. “We are also looking into a furniture and technology replacement plan,” Paolucci said. Laptop computers for teachers in grades 2-6 will be replaced, along with furniture in one wing of Yarmouth Elementary School. Paolucci said the expenditures are not added expenses, but are a systematic realignment of certain budget items. She also said there is no anticipation of a spending freeze unless something drastic changes. “We’ve put of buying textbooks and other necessities so we need to catch up,” she said. The School Committee will hold its next budget workshop Feb. 15 at the Rowe School at 7 p.m. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or


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