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Vol. 27, No. 10

Sandy relief could help Yarmouth dredge harbor By Will Graff YARMOUTH — Throughout the year, water all but vanishes from Yarmouth's harbor, as the almost bi-weekly tides drain the shallow Royal River.

In the warmer months, low tides leave docks and boats sitting cock-eyed in what looks like a giant mud pit, not a marina. The harbor's mooring field is

supposed to be 6 feet deep at low tide, according to federal navigation standards, while the navigation channel should be a depth of 8 feet. Neither come close.

Most days the channel is down to less than 2 feet, impeding safe navigation, according the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. And the situation is likely getting worse, as silt continues to build

up in the river, which hasn't been dredged since the mid-1990s. But without federal funding for a $3 million dredging projSee page 32

Freeport Town Council endorses $17M high school renovation

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By Will Graff FREEPORT — Add the Town Council as another proponent of the $16.9 million Freeport High School renovation project headed to voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham in June. The council decided unanimously Tuesday night to put their support behind the overhaul, which includes building a new entrance, adding nine new classrooms and replacing the current grass field with an eightlane track and athletic field. In another vote, councilors also endorsed a resolution rejecting Gov. Paul LePage's budget proposal, which they said shifts the burden of funding the state to local taxpayers. Councilors said they supported the renovation project because the student population has outgrown the school, which also needs upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to replace failing athletic fields. Despite the unanimous vote, councilors said they need to remain cognizant of the impact

on taxpayers. "I just want to reiterate that we need to keep in mind that we should be fiscally responsible where we can," said Councilor Andy Wellen, noting that the council needs to eliminate any extravagances or non-necessities in the coming budget deliberations. "We have to be tough in these times to keep the mil rate down. I think it will help sell the project if we show that we're working to keep the costs down." Councilor Rich DeGrandpre supported the project, but said he considered abstaining from the vote because of concerns about parking design problems and the overall cost. "I have some concerns and some still exist," he said. "I would prefer this had gone (to the ballot) in November when we would have a better crosssection of community. ... (The project) is the largest thing we have ever done in this community. It's important people See page 25

N. Yarmouth teen to bring ballet to African orphanage By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — When Holly Perkins makes a return visit to Africa next month, she’s coming equipped with ballet slippers, tights and leotards. The 17-year-old, a senior at Merriconeag Waldorf High School in New Gloucester, visited an orphanage in the southeast African country of Tanzania with her family two years ago.

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Now Perkins is going back, this time with her father, David Perkins, on March 23. She’ll stay for three weeks as part of a school service project. The connection to Tanzania stems from Perkins’s mother, who knows India Howell, a former Portland resident who founded the Rift Valley Children’s Village, an orphanage in northern Tanzania. Largely supported by the non-profit Tan-

zanian Children’s Fund, the orphanage houses about 65 children. From the time Perkins was young, her family had wanted to visit Tanzania. Volunteering at the orphanage, Perkins loved the children, the staff and surrounding countryside, and decided that she would one day return. The experience brought a sense of perspective to See page 24

INSIDE Obituaries.................... 13 Opinion......................... 8 Out and About ............ 22 People & Business...... 20

Police Beat.................. 12 Real Estate.................. 31 School Notebook........ 14 Sports......................... 15

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Holly Perkins of North Yarmouth, a senior at Merriconeag Waldorf High School in New Gloucester, will return to an orphanage in Tanzania later this month to teach ballet to the children there. CONTRIBUTED

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Falmouth, OceanView close on sale of school complex

By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — After a year of negotiations, the Plummer-Motz and Lunt school properties have been sold to the OceanView retirement community. The sale of the three schools closed Feb. 27, said Chris Wasileski, spokesman

Maine has a new machine ! It’s not for schools to help our kids learn better. It’s not for hospitals to help cure what ails you. Its not even for making water or milk safer to drink. It’s a new, and supposedly improved, breath testing device to help the government prosecute citizens accused of operating under the influence (OUI). The new machine is the Intoxylizer 8000, not to be confused with the predecessor Intoxylizer 4011or the Intoxylizer 5000 or the most recent incarnation, Intoxylizer 5000EN. These are the machines that have been in vogue during my tenure as a defender of accused citizens. There were more before my time; there will be more after I hang up my spurs (okay, truth be known, I have never worn spurs or cowboy boots for that matter and my slick looking loafers gave way to “sensible footwear” several years ago). They all have one thing in common: The State always says that THIS machine is perfect. Then they go out and spend your money to buy a “better” one. For more than two decades I have been educating myself so that I can educate citizens, the accused as well as the citizens who sit in judgment thereof, how these machines really work and how they don’t work depending on a number of factors. Those factors include operator error, machine error, physiological differences among subjects tested, environmental conditions and software assumptions that simply don’t fit in certain cases to name a few. For more than two decades, in opposition to my assertions, the government has claimed that those assertions were false. They have argued, in essence, that their machine is perfect. Far more often than not, citizen jurors have agreed with me and disagreed with the government. Then the government goes out and buys a new “perfect machine”. The manufacturer of Intoxylizers, CMI, sells the government new machines that purportedly “fix” the shortcomings of the previous models which CMI and the government claimed didn’t exist in the first place (i.e., when I was presenting those problems to jurors years or months or weeks earlier). No doubt, the new “perfect machine” is likewise flawed as evidenced by the impending arrival of the Intoxylizer 9000. That’s right: Maine got the new best thing, but there’s a “newest bestest thing” already coming off the assembly line. I am guessing, an educated guess albeit still a guess, that the government will continue to present this machine as the perfect arbiter of whether a citizen is guilty or not guilty of committing a crime. Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather leave that decision up to you folks. It’s my job to tell you how the newest bestest machine works sometimes and doesn’t work other times. Then I leave it up to you all to judge. The citizens who hire me and I will abide by and respect your decisions. And, the government can always go out and buy another machine.

for OceanView. The year-long process of obtaining proper state and town permits for the property, as well as the transfer of a parcel of land, culminated in a $3.25 million sale. Wasileski said the next step in the process is exploring possibilities for the three buildings located on Lunt Road. The Lunt School is already designated for medical offices and OceanView is beginning to convert the space and look for tenants. The back, vacant part of the Lunt School lot, which was formerly a portable classroom, will be developed into a 24unit Alzheimer’s and dementia care center, which is the first of its kind for OceanView, Wasileski said.

For the time being, the town will retain use of the Plummer-Motz school complex for its community programs while OceanView works on plans for redevelopment. Wasileski said the company is waiting to hear from the board of the Memorial Library on whether the library will move to the property or stay at its current 5 Lunt Road location. If the library does not to move to the OceanView site, Wasileski said his company is looking into the option of creating affordable senior housing or partnering with the town on a community or senior center. Overall, Wasileski said working with the town was a very positive experience. “Working with Theo (Holtwijk) and

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By Will Graff NORTH YARMOUTH — A woman who allegedly took her 18-month-old granddaughter without the mother's permission was found in Stoneham, Mass., with the child, who was unharmed, and will not immediately face charges, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Melanie Wever, 48, of North Yarmouth, reportedly left Maine with the child after being contacted by the sheriff's office and told to return the child to the biological mother, who had flown to Maine from Indiana. The sheriff's office released a statement Thursday that it was considering pursuing kidnapping charges against Wever. At about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, detectives spoke on the phone to the child's biological father, James Richards, who told them he had flown to Boston and was currently with his daughter and Wever. Massachusetts State Police met with Richards and Wever, who were taken to police barracks in Medford, Mass. for questioning. The sheriff's office said the Cumberland County district attorney's office decided not to charge Wever with a crime at this time, but will review the case to determine if criminal charges are warranted. The child was released to the custody of her father, the press release said. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.

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Two political newcomers face off in Freeport’s District 2 election By Will Graff FREEPORT — The District 2 Town Council special election has drawn two political newcomers who hope to restore the council to full strength after months of changes. Sarah Bradley Tracy, an energy lawyer for the Maine Public Utilities Commission, and Joyce Clarkson-Veilleux, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, will face off in the March 20 election to replace the seat vacated by former Councilor Kate Arno, who resigned after taking a job in Washington, D.C., in January. Both candidates have long family histories in Freeport and said their respective professional training will benefit the council. A main concern for both candidates is the looming state budget cuts. Tracey said her work as an attorney would be a benefit to the council and help them with difficult issues in the coming months, including Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to eliminate revenuesharing and significant expense increases for schools. “There’s a lot of tough decisions the Town Council will have to make about municipal budget,” she said. “That takes someone who can make reasonable decisions based on good information of what the costs are and what the benefits are. And, by balancing the need to keep costs low with the need to make smart investments.” Clarkson-Veilleux said her experience visiting other countries and seeing how their systems worked created an appreciation for the U.S. political system, prompting her to run for the council seat. In this election, she said, the proposed state cuts are in the front of people’s minds. “Everybody realizes the town is going to have a decrease in revenue flow from both state and federal revenue programs and they don’t want to see an increase in property taxes,” Clarkson-Veilleux said. “People are already seeing a decrease in their paychecks and they don’t want local government increases. We’re going to have to make some tough decisions.” District 2 is the largest council district in town, covering the eastern and most of the northern border. Tracy said an important issue to voters in the district is the proposed amendments to the agriculture zoning ordinance. The changes would allow for more flexible use of designated farmland, and so appeal to farmers. But neighbors also worry that land use might become too commercial. “It’s important to make sure people in the district can make good use of their land and make a living, farmers and everyone else, and that the neighbors can use their land,” she said. “To do that, you need to balance everybody’s needs and use good information to make those decisions, and that’s what I do every day as a lawyer.” Clarkson-Veilleux said improving resident communication with the town is one

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of the key issues she hopes to work on if elected to the council. “Many people don’t feel that in recent history the Town Council and staff have been fully open, but with the present manager and council, great improvements have been made,” she said. But she added that there’s still room for improvement – for example, by making the agendas and committee minutes more easily accessible. “In this day and age, with everybody on their computer and iPads, we’re missing a golden opportunity there,” she said. The council has undergone significant changes in recent months, with the District 2 seat accounting for the fourth shake-up in the council since last October. Shortly before the election, former Vice Chairwoman Sara Gideon, now state representative in House District 106, resigned from the council after moving out of District 1. Then in the November election, former council Chairman Jim Cassida lost his bid for re-election to first-time Councilor Andrew Wellen, and former Councilor Charlotte Bishop decided not to seek reelection and was replaced by Councilor Melanie Sachs. The new addition to the council will bring the number of its members to seven again. Tracy, who volunteers for Freeport Community Services, coaches elementary-school sports and was a former board


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member of Wolfe’s Neck Farm, said her commitment to the town and professional experience would benefit council dialogue. “I frequently work on complex issues, deal with the balance between making investments and increases to rate-payers,” she said of her work as a utilities lawyer. “It parallels the Town Council deliberation. It’s important that Freeport keeps making smart investments moving forward.” Clarkson-Veilleux retired from the Army in 2003 and has since become a member and adjutant of the American Legion Post in Freeport, coordinating the post’s community projects. She has

also worked on the Mid-Coast Veteran’s Council, which serves as central resource for veteran information. Retirement allows her the time to commit to the council in ways that others might not be able to, she said. “You can go up there and use it as a stepping stone as some have done, but I don’t want to use it as stepping stone,” she said. “I plan to stay right there on Town Council.” Polls for the special election are open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Town Hall, 30 Main St. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow Will on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.

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Falmouth School Board ponders new alcohol, drug policies By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — The School Board heard its first reading of two of the new drug and alcohol policies for the district at its Feb. 26 meeting. The sweeping revision of the district's drug and alcohol code began in June as a part of a six-year review process. The revision is made up of five parts that work together to govern regulations on

drug and alcohol use by students. “This is a set of five policies that are going to come together to create a sort of net around this issue for us,” said Chris Murry Jr., chair of the board's policy committee, at the meeting. He added that he, Superintendent Barbara Powers and Falmouth High School Principal Gregg Palmer are working on a “decision-making algorithm” that shows


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when the policies will take effect. Murry said the board needs to craft specific language around the timing. Without that language, the policy will take effect as soon as the board votes to accept it. During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Michael Doyle said that attempting to govern student activity off school grounds is over-reaching, and that if students are going to be held responsible for their actions off campus, teachers and administrators must be as well. “If you have a teacher who brings marijuana to school and is suspended with pay, then you should suspend students with the same rights,” he said. “If you are not going to treat the adults that work for the school system the same way you treat the students, you are infringing on Constitutional rights." A first reading of the other three drugand alcohol-related policies will take place later this month. Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@ or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.

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Superintendent applications for Yarmouth schools due Friday By Will Graff YARMOUTH — A search committee will receive the final applications Friday in its search for a new school superintendent to replace Judy Paolucci, who resigned in December. The committee, made up of 13 teachers, administrators, parents and other community members, will hold its first meeting on Thursday with the recruiting firm, Future Management Systems, which the School Committee hired last month to assist in recruiting a new su-

perintendent. Following the Friday deadline, the search committee will review the applications and narrow the field down to six to eight candidates, who will be interviewed in early April. The search committee will then select three or four finalists, who will be interviewed by the School Committee. Site visits also will be conducted. Chairwoman Abby Diggins said the School Committee's goal is to have a finalist considered by May 9 and have a

new superintendent begin July 1. Diggins said the committee has used surveys, public forums and focus groups to help guide decisions up to this point. "Can't believe we've already been as far as we have," she said. "It's been going really smoothly." The search began last month following Paolucci's resignation Dec. 21 to head the Leicester, Mass., school department. Her last work day in Yarmouth was Jan. 25. Ron Barker, a former superintendent and Yarmouth school administrator, is

Chebeague could see slight budget increase in FY ’14 By Alex Lear CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The fiscal 2014 municipal budget could increase by about $12,000, while it appears now that the school budget may wind up about the same as in fiscal year 2013, Town Administrator Eric Dyer said last week. Island voters approved a $2.88 million combined budget at Town Meeting last June, which included $1.96 million on the town side and nearly $919,000 for school expenses. Dyer expects the tax rate to remain fairly flat, given a small projected increase in Chebeague's valuation. "We're looking at things to be pretty well static," he said. The rate is currently $20.20 per $1,000 of property valuation, still lower than in 2008, the town's first fiscal year after its secession from Cumberland, when the rate was $20.49. The rate was $19.95 last year. The Board of Selectmen considered

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Local author chronicles her ‘food frenzy’ By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — After struggling with “food frenzy,” a local woman is hoping her new book helps others cope with the confusing world of food. Susan Lebel Young, the author of “Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers,” was born and raised in Falmouth and spent much of her life in Portland raising her children. A retired psychotherapist, she doesn’t think of herself as a full-time writer, but thought a book on dealing with what she calls “food frenzy” could help some of her patients and, hopefully, others. “Writing is a fun and poignant way that I feel I can still contribute in a helpful way,” she said. In her practice, Young saw many women struggling with food-related issues and she herself struggled with weight and body image. Many women, she found, ended up in a yo-yo cycle of dieting: signing up for weight loss clubs, going to meetings, and eventually falling back into old habits. “All of (the weight loss clubs) were obviously helpful in some ways, but at some level they didn’t help me heal my relationship with food,” said Young. “They would give me a food plan and I


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would follow it but I kept thinking that there has got to be something that helps me heal this ‘I can’t have it but I want to have it and I shouldn’t have it’ feeling.” After many years of this cycle, she finally used her training as a yoga and mindfulness teacher to bring herself a sense of peace. She also began writing her Young story in a journal, but later ripping the entries up because she didn’t want anyone to read them. That process changed, however, after she realized that she wasn’t alone in her struggle. “I started saving (the journal entries) and I realized I am not the only person in the world who suffers from this,” she said. “Every single woman I saw (in my practice) had some kind of something.” Young eventually decided to publish her journals as a memoir, and publishers told her she needed to show more about how she reached her sense of peace. So she added what she calls “antidotes” to food frenzy at the end of her chapters. Each chapter concludes with three antidotes that aim to help people be more mindful about what they put into their bodies. The antidotes range from meditation as a method of impulse control to an exercise where you travel through a grocery store picking out only foods that could be found in the Garden of Eden. Young said that “Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers,” is very different from other books. It’s definitely not a diet plan, she said, although she worked with many diet books in her writing. Instead, the theme is more about being mindful of food instead of dealing with it on autopilot. “I hope it is a voice of sanity in a very confusing culture around food,” she said. “I think it is a different voice, and I was inspired by the fact that it is really possible to heal. “It’s not easy; there is temptation everywhere. But it is possible. Certainly if I could heal anyone could.” Young has several book discussions and signings in the area over the next month, and said she hopes the events will bring out people interested in learning more about mindful eating and stopping their own food frenzy. Her first signing will be at Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Young will also be signing at Nonesuch Books in the Mill Creek Shopping Center, South Portland, on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. For more information on Young, her book or book discussions in the area, visit her website Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@ or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.


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to help each other work through knitting problems. A few years ago, the women decided to knit prayer shawls, which could be given to people with illness or some other personal trial. The prayer shawls are first laid out on the altar at the Islands Community Church, so that members of the congregation can put their hands upon them in prayer. One of the members then delivers the shawl to its recipient. Janet Foley knows the power of the prayer shawl through first-hand experience. While recovering from an automobile accident two years ago, she received a prayer shawl from a member of the Knit Wits. “The shawl was so beautiful, so soothing,” she recalled. “Every stitching these ladies do is a blessing of love. I get weepy talking about it.” Foley said she still curls up with the shawl around her at nights to watch television. Brunswick resident Arden Debrun, another prayer shawl recipient, was facing a life-threatening surgery when he was given a shawl by Surrey Hardcastle, one


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By David Treadwell HARPSWELL — Enter the basement of the Islands Community Church on Bailey Island any Wednesday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., and you will see a dozen or so women knitting – and telling stories and laughing and eating cookies prepared by one of the women’s husbands. You will feel the energy these women have for being together and doing what they love to do: knit. What you won’t know, until you start asking questions, is the extraordinary impact these weekly knitting sessions make on people who live on Bailey Island, in other parts of Maine and, even, in other corners of the world. The Knit Wits began in 2007, when a few women who belonged to the Islands Community Church gathered to knit hats for Grace Street Ministry, which ministers to the homeless in Portland. The group has since grown to nearly 20 women, and the beneficiaries of their knitting efforts have expanded even more. The output of these prolific knitters has been contributed, for example, to the Tedford Shelter, the Ronald McDonald House and the Barbara Bush Hospital. They’ve made chemo hats for cancer patients – one woman alone has made 100 chemo hats – and gloves and helmet liners for soldiers in Afghanistan. In addition to donating knitted goods, the Knit Wits host an annual fall fair where they sell some of their creations, baked goods and other items. The fairs generate more than $1,500 annually, which is then given to people in need: those requiring assistance to pay heating bills, or families dealing with the consequences of a house fire. The women vary in their skills levels and knitting interests. One has knitted for more than 70 years; another just began a year ago. What they share is a passion for getting together to create things that help others, for the camaraderie of these weekly sessions, and for the opportunity

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of the Knit Wits founders. “Arden took it with him to New Hampshire for the surgery; later he would take it with him everywhere he went. He’d even sleep with it," Debrun's wife, Connie, said. "It really touched our hearts, and it meant a lot to him.” As to the future, the members of the Knit Wits know that they’ll continue to meet each week to knit and to discuss

where to send their gifts of love. They joke that they might even create a Knit Wits calendar with knitting materials strategically placed on the knitter of the month. One thing is certain: These dedicated knitters will meet every Wednesday at the Island Church to do what they love to do, lifting the lives of many many people in the process.


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Oh, Canada?

A few months ago, an old friend from Los Angeles, a director who emigrated to Canada for professional reasons, invited me to help him out on a television pilot he was producing for Canadian television. After a delightful week in Toronto, for which I was paid nearly enough The View to cover the cost of transportation to Toronto, we made a very nice episode of television with a talented cast and funny script. I’ve always believed it is both good and good business to help out a friend professionally. Behaving like a good person helps you become one. It is the personal growth equivalent of that old joke, “The key to success in show business is sincerity. Once you learn to fake that, you’ve got it made.” Mike Langworthy Sometimes I even get work out of it. This was one of those times. Last week, the Canadian network picked the show up for 13 episodes, and I have been hired to help produce them. Do not panic. “The View From Away” will continue throughout my stay in our neighbor to the north. It will be “The View From Away ... from away,” at least for the next few months. I’m looking forward to being back in the game. In the more civilized atmosphere of Canada and with the benefit

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of several years of personal growth, it should be less stressful. I will be there to assist the process and support my friend as a consultant. Functionally, it is a job I held many times in Los Angeles, helping to plan out stories and guide writers in outlines and scripts, then working in rooms full of writers during polishing and rewriting. My friend may ask me to help him when he meets with network executives for notes, to minimize the inevitable miscommunication that accompanies that particular game of telephone. The show is on a tight schedule, so I may be pressed into service occasionally on post production, the catchall term for all the jobs necessary to turn the raw footage into a broadcastable show: editing, color correction, sound correction, and sweetening – TV speak for adding a laugh track. The most intriguing part of the job is being on the sound stage on shoot nights. One of my specialties has always been the liaison between writers and director. In between takes there are a hundred people swirling around doing all the things necessary to the magic that is television, and the director is at the center of the vortex. He is surrounded by people asking for decisions about everything from moving the cameras, to making sure the actors look the same in each take of the same scene, so it doesn’t end up looking like a bad straight-to-video slasher flick, where the killer’s knife changes hands in mid-slash. The writers are also among those competing for attention, trying to improve the script even during the shoot. However, 10 writers shouting jokes at a director already being pulled in a million different directions is bound to make him, well, let’s call it “irritable.” Fortunately, sound stages are enormous, accommodating


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several large sets, room for four cameras to move around, and bleachers for 200 spectators with room to spare. This allows the writing staff to sit in another part of the forest, so they don’t add to the cacophony. When your hilarious joke just lies there because audiences are idiots, you need to change it. Other times you get a note from the network requiring you to rewrite a moment. At these times, the writers huddle and simultaneously pitch replacements for the line that is changing. It is organized chaos, except for the organized part. One of the writers has to listen to all the pitches and decide which ones to pitch. That person is usually also the writing staff’s sacrificial lamb, the one who makes the long trek from the writers’ ghetto to Valhalla – the spot on the floor where the director sits with the camera coordinator and the script supervisor, watching four television screens at once and juggling a thousand details. On this show, that guy will probably be me. The only given in interrupting the director to pitch jokes is that however carefully you pick your spot, it will be the wrong one. At best the director will only be half listening. Often, the exchange starts like this: “Um, we were thinking —” “What? WHAT??!!” Finding the right joke or the right fix for a scene with the clock ticking and 10 people shouting at the same time is one of the most exhilarating aspects of writing for television. Pitching those fixes to a harassed director is one of the most intimidating. On the other hand, it is gratifying to be in on those last-minute moments of fine tuning. I didn’t realize how much I missed that creative rush until we were shooting the pilot. I’m looking forward to feeling that again. Not to mention four months in Toronto, which struck me as something like Chicago viewed in a fun house mirror. What’s not to like? Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, now lives in Scarborough and is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at and follow him on Twitter: @mikelangworthy.


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Access to health care should be guaranteed Access to health care should be guaranteed to all citizens. Bruce LeClaire argued in a letter that governmentrun health care is inefficient. But as a senior currently on Medicare, I can assure him it is not only efficient, but effective. I might agree, as an unabashed liberal, that efficiencies are needed in governmentrun services, but the way to start realizing those efficiencies is to 1) cut all subsidies for Medicare Advantage plans, 2) allow negotiation on drug prices for pharmaceuticals for Medicare Part D and 3) take for-profit companies out of Part D all together. But conservatives, whose only motivation appears to be protecting profit, cannot give up on the right of corporations and entrepreneurs to earn in unrestricted ways. LeClaire argues that we do not want to aspire to rank 27th worldwide in health care. No doubt it will be a surprise to him to hear that according to Business Insider International, there are already 36 countries that provide better health care than we do. The pursuit of happiness can only happen when the concerns about access to health care are removed from the shoulders of Americans. And incidentally, businesses can increase their profits because they no longer will have to pay for their share of the insurance costs of their employees. James Perley, Windham

Legislature drops the ball on special interests Thank you for printing Orlando Delogu’s columns exposing the issue of corporate welfare in our state. I do


not want to subsidize big-box stores like Wal-Mart with my tax dollars, especially when they do not pay a living wage or provide health benefits to employees (ultimately receiving another subsidy when their employees go on government assistance to make ends meet). Giving away a fifth of Maine’s annual budget to pad these multinational corporations’ profit margins is outrageous, especially when so many Mainers are hurting. The ongoing transfer of public funds to private corporations must be stopped. Unfortunately, action taken by the Legislature last year paves the way for special interests to perpetuate this type of corporate welfare in our state. In 2011, the Supreme Court struck down part of Maine’s Clean Elections Act. Maine’s 125th Legislature had a responsibility to keep clean elections strong with a replacement for matching funds. However, the Legislature did not act, thus weakening the law and inviting special interests to exert more influence in our elections and government. The Clean Elections Act was initiated and passed by voters to ensure the public’s interests are first and foremost in Augusta. To ensure that our elected officials put Mainers before wealthy special interests, we must strengthen our Clean Elections law. Sara Randall, Freeport

simply don’t know what they’re talking about, and are trying to make connections where none exist. In seeking to build a story, the press has exaggerated some details and, quite frankly, fabricated others. And it has gone too far. The truth is that the Hitler salute photo was merely part of an innocent, though ill-advised and insensitive, inside joke. Yes, they used poor judgement. But it was in no way an effort to “subjugate those who are different,” as has been unfairly stated by some. Nor is it reflective of any shortcomings of the administration. Let me emphasize that I do not think what the girls did was acceptable. But I wholeheartedly object to the misrepresentation of Greely and the bitter call for retribution. Before the press came in to find a catchy headline in this situation, there was simply an inside joke, not at all reflective of the Greely school culture. The whole situation has spiraled out of control, and needs to stop here. Duncan Routh, North Yarmouth

Criticism of Greely High School is unwarranted

Recently, there has been a lot of press in response to the photo that a member of the Greely High School girls basketball team posted on the Internet. I am a senior at Greely, and in my experience the school has been very supportive and accepting of all. Never have I witnessed anything remotely close to the neo-Nazi culture that some have alleged to thrive there. Those who have spoken out against the students and current administration


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Freeport Town Council District 2 candidate Sarah Tracy and I have had the opportunity to be side by side in support of each other as moms, friends, in business and in fundraising for many great local causes. She is an amazing inspiration to me in all of these arenas. Sarah is never negative; rather she is very pragmatic, logical, smart, open and determined. This, in addition to Sarah’s extensive legal background, life experiences, knowledge of Freeport, and the issues that matter most to us, are very real assets that she will bring to the Town Council. If you do not know Sarah, I sure hope you will have the opportunity to some day, as she is one of Freeport’s finest and her willingness to give back to our community in this way is our win for sure. Leanne Barschdorf Nichols, Freeport

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Send in the drones It’s early March and I should be wary, but I don’t think it is too early to pronounce unmanned drones the greatest achievement of the 21st century. They are relatively cheap, quiet and effective. They can solve a host of our problems: terrorism, climate change, illegal immigration, our budget gap, Short crime, Congress – you name it. The Sumerians had their phalanxes and maces. The Pharohs adopted the chariot and composite bow. The Assyrians deployed cavalry. The Greeks developed catapults. The Romans organized their army into maniples armed with gladii. We’ve got drones. There is no better way to relentlessly patrol the Halsey Frank skies over distant lands, waiting for your elusive, shadowy, non-state enemy to emerge from the cave where he has been hiding and plotting against you. Once he shows himself, he can be eliminated. With the wiggle of a joystick. Without leaving your couch. You can even win a medal for it. Talk about asymmetrical warfare. Climatologists, storm chasers and weathermen could use drones to gather googlebytes of data. Proving that weather is a remarkably complex system. A system in which we humans undoubtedly play a role somewhere between the stature of the sun, the moon, the earth and the occasional unanticipated meteor over Russia. Reminding us that it is hard enough to predict tomorrow’s weather, much less the fate of mankind, and that a little humility is in order. What better way to police our long and inhospitable, southern border than by flying drones over it 24/7,


watching for aliens trying to enter our country illegally? With the use of light and infrared cameras, the Department of Homeland Security can observe them coming from miles away, intercept them, and send them back. Repeatedly. Law enforcement could use drones to patrol the roads and highways. Equipped with video cameras and radar guns, these drones could catch hundreds of people speeding. At a maximum fine of $500, we could close our now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t state budget gap. What better way to spy on your neighbors and observe them growing marijuana, dancing naked, or just enriching uranium. Once you’ve documented their violation, you can use it to petition the United Nationa for action. Or not, if they are nutty as a North Korean dictator or Iranian president. Better yet, let’s send drones to Washington. Congress isn’t doing anything. It hasn’t passed a budget for years. Hasn’t been able to reform the tax code or entitlement spending. Didn’t solve Social Security’s insolvency. Couldn’t avert the derivative securities bubble. Hasn’t reduced the debt. It used to be that the only way Congress would act was in the face of a crisis. That was the president’s idea behind the sequester. To manufacture a crisis so unpalatable that it would force the parties to resolve their differences with respect to taxation and spending. Well, that tactic has lost its effectiveness. Sequestration went into effect March 1. The parties didn’t even try to avert it. The president’s people talked about how awful it would be, how the Pentagon would suffer, how air traffic would get snarled, states would get less. But they didn’t talk to the other side. I say it’s time for a change of tactics. Send in the drones. Clear the place out. Operate DC by remote control. You couldn’t accomplish any less. It would be cheaper. And there would be less droning. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.

In February, as debate swirled in the House regarding emergency legislation to temporarily conceal the personal identifying information printed on concealed handgun permits, there were a lot of questions about why the 112th Legislature defined these permits as public records way back when. A lot of questions, but no answers. So, in our effort to support an informed debate on LD 345, a bill that would permanently shield concealed permits, we took a look at the legislative history of what had been known as LD 519, An Act to Establish Guidelines for the Issuance of Concealed Weapons Permits, passed as PL 119 in 1981. That bill, to permit confidentiality of concealed permit applications and proceedings but require permits to be maintained as public records, was supported by none other than the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, “whose representative was present at all of the working sessions” of the Committee on Legal Affairs, according to the legislative history. The bill was also fully supported by the Police Chiefs Association, the Maine Municipal Association and the National Riflemen’s Association, which is now known as the NRA. And, it was passed by a Legislature that included, among its membership, Speaker of the House John Martin, DEagle Lake, Senate President Charlie Pray, D-Millinocket, Sen. Paul Gauvreau, D-Lewiston, Sen. John Baldacci, D-Bangor, Sen. Richard Trafton, D-Auburn, Rep. Charlie Webster, R-Farmington, Rep. Darryl Brown, R-Livermore Falls, Rep. Roy Nickerson, R-Turner, Rep. Albert Stevens, R-Sabattus, and other well-known lawmakers. More interesting than the fact that SAM and the NRA supported this legislation to define a concealed permit application process is the fact that neither spoke against the public record requirement of concealed permits. The original bill, sponsored by Rep. Merle Nelson, D-Portland, called for “all applications and supporting documentation” connected to a concealed handgun permit be confidential and not available for public inspection or continued page 11

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copying. In working the bill, the Committee on Legal Affairs recommended splitting off the confidentiality protection for the application documents from the permit itself, upholding the shield on the application but making the permit a public record. That amendment protected personal information contained in the application, but not personal identifying information printed on the permit. That’s an important distinction, and one lawmakers made with considerable thought. In fact, when it came to disagreement on this bill, the only real debate of any merit was conducted in the House over a contentious amendment to exempt hunters from the concealed handgun permit requirement while hunting, something Rep. Paul Jacques, D-Waterville, argued against, saying “what you are saying is that anybody that has a hunting license will have the right to have a firearm under their jacket or in their pocket,” without undergoing a rigorous permitting process. “How,” he asked, “do you expect your law enforcement people to do the job?” if anyone able to buy a $5 hunting license would then be permitted to conceal carry. Jacques pushed for passage of the original language in LD 519, without the hunter-carry exemption, because “It is fair, it treats everybody equally.” His argument prevailed and, in the end, that amendment was soundly defeated and the bill was passed into law – including the public record requirement. The law was amended once again in 1999 to delete one word, and recodified in 2006 as PL 1985, which left the public record language intact, according to the legislative record. The only real change since the bill was passed in 1981 was in 2011 when, at the request of Gov. Paul LePage, language that issuing authority for concealed permits “shall” make all permits available for public inspection, was strengthened to “must” make permits available for public inspection. This is the history of Title 25, Chapter 252, a history of full support from SAM and the NRA, and a history that includes a recent strengthening of the public record requirement. SAM, borrowing a page from the NRA, is now using fear of privacy infringement as a call to action (and donation) in what it calls a “crisis” of public record requests that threatens law-abiding gun owners. The legislative record is clear that, since 1981, SAM supported the requirement that these permits remain in the public domain, much like it supports the public record status of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses which contain all of the same information. LD 345 has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over public access-related legislation, but has not yet been scheduled for public hearing. When it is, we ask again that tempers remain steady and that history be our guide.

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The enemy within By Edgar Allen Beem Remember back in 2009, when the Department of Homeland Security report “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” warned that right-wing extremists posed a greater threat to America than Islamic militants? And remember how The Universal swiftly the Republican Party condemned and suppressed that report? Well, four years later we have enough of those radicals in Congress to pose a serious threat to the continuing democratic government of these United States. With sequestration, when extreme and unnecessary cuts in government services Edgar Allen Beem and funding are set to take place due to the failure of Congress to act, it now seems clear that in agreeing to a sequester back in 2011, President Obama made the serious strategic miscalculation that he was dealing with people of good will. Now he and we can see that hardcore tea party Republicans do not care what damage they do to democracy – as long as they don‘t have to compromise their thoroughly un-American principles. Speaker of the House John Boehner is well known as a hapless tool, but it is tea party darling Eric Cantor who deserves much of the blame for the childish brinksmanship that now passes for public service in the U.S. House of Representatives. As Doug Thompson, founder of Capitol Hill Blue, one of the Internet’s oldest news websites, wrote back in 2011 when the tea party faction took America to the brink of insolvency over raising the debt ceiling, “Cantor and those of his ilk represent a cancer that is spreading throughout Congress, the American political system and the nation at large – a notion that compromise is bad, cooperation is


unthinkable and coalitions are evil.” On the contrary, governing is the art of compromise, cooperation is the American way and coalitions are fundamental to democracy. America has become an increasingly progressive country just as the party of angry, old white men has become increasingly reactionary. While pretending to be loyal Americans, the ultraconservatives in Congress (and bunkers everywhere) are actually anything but loyal Americans. In a new study of right-wing extremism titled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right,” published by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center, Dr. Arie Perliger, director of the center, points out the “antidemocratic dispositions among various far-right groups.” “On the conceptual level,” Perliger writes, “there are irreconcilable tensions between core nationalist elements, internal homogenization and nativism of far right groups, on the one hand, and the liberaldemocratic value system, on the other hand. Such tensions tend to push far-right groups to adopt an ‘anti-system’ stance and revisionist views of the democratic system.” And that, folks, is what we are really up against in this country – extremists with their own version of reality. That’s how we get a bogus “tea party” in revolt not against taxation without representation, but against a democratically elected government. That’s how we get conservatives who believe that majority rule is a form of tyranny. That’s how we get senators and representative voting against Hurricane Sandy relief aid. That’s how we get pseudo-patriots believing that the Second Amendment guarantees them enough firepower to overthrow the very government that guarantees that right. That’s how we get members of Congress who don’t give a damn who gets hurt by sequestration cuts, as long as they don’t have to compromise with President Obama. And that’s how right-wing radicals have become the enemy within. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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2/28 at 6:18 p.m. Alla Shuper, 47, of Squidere Lane, was arrested on Squidere Lane by Officer Dan Austin on a charge of misuse of the 911 system and refusing to sign a criminal summons.


2/12 at 12:36 p.m. A 14-year-old girl, from

Falmouth, was issued a summons at Falmouth High School by Officer Robert Susi on a charge of dissemination of sexually explicit material. 2/15 at 9:43 a.m. Jessica Norden, 30, of Marigold Lane, was issued a summons on Allen Avenue Extension by Officer Steven Townsend on a charge of operating without a license. 2/15 at 7:39 p.m. A 16-year-old male, from Falmouth, was issued a summons on Congressional Drive by Officer Jeffery Pardue on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/15 at 7:39 p.m. Alexander Robinson, 18, of Middle Road, was issued a summons on Congressional Drive by Officer Jeffery Pardue on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/18 at 3:02 p.m. Mitchell Ross, 18, of Underwood Road, was issued a summons on

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Route 1 by Officer Steven Townsend on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 2/20 at 12:48 p.m. Deborah Audair, 65, of Lunt Road, Westbrook, was issued a summons on Blackstrap Road by Officer Steve Townsend on a charge of operating after suspension.

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2/23 at 3:59 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Marigold Lane. 2/24 at 4:43 p.m. Structural fire on Deerfield Way. 2/24 at 7:29 p.m. Fire alarm on Whipple Farm Lane. 2/27 at 9:54 p.m. Gasoline spill on Maine Turnpike exit 53. 2/28 at 8:09 a.m. Fire alarm on Mackworth Island. 2/28 at 8:46 a.m. Fire alarm on Mackworth Island.


Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 26 calls from Feb. 22 to March 1.


2/27 at 4:37 p.m. Bruce A. Collins, 55, of Grant Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Paul Powers on a charge of operating under the influence. 2/28 at 11:54 p.m. Kyle A. Trefethen, 27, of Lyman Street, Westbrook, was arrested on southbound I-295 by Officer Brandon Paxton on charges of operating a vehicle while license suspended or revoked, failing to produce evidence of insurance and an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/28 at 11:54 p.m. Jeremiah C. Schirrmacher, 28, of Pleasant Street, Brunswick, was arrested on southbound I-295 by Officer Brandon Paxton on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 3/1 at 11:28 p.m. Damon Carroll, 33, of Portland Street, Yarmouth, was arrested on Lower Main Street by Officer Matthew Moorehouse on a charge of operating under the influence.


No summons were reported Feb. 26 to March 4.

Fire calls

2/27 at 12:02 p.m. Chimney fire on Elmwood Road. 2/27 at 2:26 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 3/1 at 12:25 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.


Freeport emergency services responded to 21 calls Feb. 26 to March 4.


2/26 at 12:48 p.m. Jessica T. Reynolds, 24, of Craigie Street, Portland, was arrested on Juniper East by Officer Amie Rapa on charges of violating conditions of release, operating after license suspension and criminal mischief. 2/28 at 9:36 a.m. Nickoles C. Morales, 25, of Juniper East, was arrested on Juniper Drive by Officer Brian Andreasen on an outstanding warrant from another agency.


2/21 at 7:28 p.m. A 16-year-old male, of Yarmouth, was issued a summons on High Winds Drive by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of possession of marijuana. 2/21 at 7:28 p.m. A 16-year-old male, of Yarmouth, was issued a summons on High Winds Drive by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of possession of marijuana. 2/21 at 7:28 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of Yarmouth, was issued a summons on High Winds Drive by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 2/21 at 7:28 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of Yarmouth, was issued a summons on High Winds Drive by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

2/28 at 12:52 p.m. Wayne C. Benwell, 30, of Valley Street, Portland, was issued a summons at Leighton and North roads by Officer Kerry Warner on a charge of operating after license suspension. 3/2 at 10:18 a.m. Roger I. Randall III, of Summer Street, was issued a summons at Main and Portland streets by Office Amie Rapa on a charge of operating after license suspension. 3/3 at 9:35 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of Yarmouth, was issued a summons at East Main and Spring Streets by Officer Roger Moore on a charge of possession of marijuana.

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2/25 at 8:29 a.m. Power lines down on Cousins Street. 2/26 at 7:28 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 2/26 at 10:23 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 2/27 at 5:52 p.m. Power lines down at Mountfort and Ledge roads. 2/28 at 2:19 a.m. Power lines down at Mountfort and Ledge roads.


Yarmouth emergency services responded to 38 calls Feb. 25 to March 3.


2/21 at 12:30 p.m. Danielle Bouchard, 27, of Stagecoach Road, Woolwich, was arrested by Chief Joseph Charron on Blanchard Road on a charge of operating under the influence, and issued a summons on a charge of drug/ narcotic violations. 2/27 at 7:49 a.m. Patrick Lakin, 44, of North Raymond Road, Gray, was arrested in Falmouth on charges of operating after suspension and violation of conditions of release.


2/21 at 12:30 a.m. Neil Brochu, 26, of Middle Road, Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Gray Road on a charge of operating after suspension. 2/21 at 1 a.m. Janessa Feeney, 27, of Walton Street, Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Gray Road on a charge of operating after suspension. 2/23 at 7:22 p.m. Michael Nason, 56, of Portland Road, Gray, was issued a summons on Gray Road on a charge of allowing a dog to be at large.

Fire calls

2/24 at 1:20 a.m. Structure fire on Blanchard Road. 2/24 at 7:44 p.m. Power lines issue on Farwell Avenue. 2/24 at 11:38 p.m. Power lines issue at Blanchard and Bruce Hill roads. 2/25 at 12:46 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Astrid Drive. 2/28 at 5:45 a.m. Power lines issue on Val Halla Road.


Cumberland emergency medical services responded to 14 calls from Feb. 22-28.


No arrests or summonses were reported Feb. 25 to March. 4.

Fire calls

2/28 at 1:46 p.m. Fire alarm on Royal Road. 2/28 at 4:48 p.m. Vehicle crash on Walnut Hill Road.


North Yarmouth emergency services did not respond to any emergency calls Feb. 25 to March 4.


No arrests or summonses were reported Feb. 25 to March 4.

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Falmouth romps to Class B championship (Ed. Note: For the complete version of this story, with a box score and photo gallery, please visit By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND—Last time it was difficult. This time, it was a piece of cake. The Falmouth boys’ basketball team, which had to go to overtime to beat Camden Hills in its last state game foray, punctuated its brilliant 2012-13 season Friday night with one final reminder why many feel it is the best in the state, regardless of class. After a dominant 17-1 regular season, the top-ranked Yachtsmen had no trouble getting through the regional tournament field, defeating Maranacook, Mountain Valley and York, avenging its lone loss in the process. Awaiting Falmouth in the state game at the Cumberland County Civic Center was Medomak Valley, which went 16-2 in the regular season and advanced with wins over Camden Hills, Foxcroft Academy and Mt. Desert Island. The teams had no prior playoff history. Generally in tournament games, especially championship games, the first quarter is sluggish and offense is often at a premium, but the Yachtsmen didn’t struggle at all at the start, producing their best period of the game and one of their best of the entire season. It took all of 69 seconds for senior Tom Wilberg to score on a leaner while being fouled and add the free throw to complete the oldfashioned three-point play which put Falmouth ahead to stay. By the time sweet shooting sophomore Jack Simonds drained

a jumper with 3:11 to go in the frame, the lead was 12, 17-5. By quarter’s end, Falmouth was firmly in control with a 26-15 advantage. The Yachtsmen had forced six turnovers without committing any and seemingly knocked down shots from everywhere to open up a healthy advantage. “It was good to get off to a big start there,” said Falmouth senior Grant Burfeind, who had five early points. “That’s what we wanted to do. We knew if they hung around, their fans and players would get into it. We knew if we put them away early, we’d end it.” “The kids came out ready,” said longtime Falmouth coach Dave Halligan. “We had that adrenaline charge at the beginning and they executed well. We scored 26 points in the first quarter. When you get off to a start like that, it builds up your confidence.” Keeping up such a dazzling pace was unrealistic, but the Yachtsmen were pretty impressive in the second quarter as well. After the Panthers drew within eight, 30-22, Falmouth erupted again and took a 38-24 lead to the break. In the first half, the Yachtsmen hit all six of their free throws, only committed four turnovers and got 15 points from Simonds and 11 from Wilberg. Medomak Valley played much better in the third period, but Falmouth answered every challenge and extended its advantage to 4832 with eight minutes to go. “They came out with intensity in the second half, but luckily, we matched them and were able to hold them off,” Burfeind said.


Falmouth senior Charlie Fay waves the net with glee following the victory.

“A 12-point spread is dangerous, but we showed determination,” Halligan said. “It’s always easier to have a cushion. We strive for perfection and good things will happen. We had some lulls, but I thought we played great. We had the great offensive start, but the defense kept that separation. They came out strong in the third quarter, but they didn’t score that many points.” Freshman Thomas Coyne then took centerstage, starting the fourth quarter with a free throw, taking a pass from Burfeind and making a 3, scoring on a runner in the lane, then sinking both ends of a one-and-one with 5:31 remaining to make give the Yachtsmen their biggest lead, 56-35. “We have incredible underclassmen,” Wilberg said. “They’ll be good for years to come. Coyne has great composure with the ball. He never gets nervous.” From there, it was just a matter

Freshman Thomas Coyne goes up-and-under while being hounded by a Medomak defender. Coyne had 14 points off the bench.

of closing it out and after Halligan cleared the bench, Falmouth put the finishing touches on a 62-39 victory, finishing the season 21-1. The coronation was complete. “It feels amazing,” Coyne said. “We made sure we contained their two big men. Offensively, we were great in the first quarter. We carried over the fast tempo until the fourth quarter, when we slowed it down to hold the lead.”

“For the guys who returned, last year’s loss (to rival and eventual state champion Yarmouth, in the Western B Final) was huge motivation,” Burfeind said. “To (win) it senior year, to end like this, it’s amazing. We wanted it so badly. After seeing (the 2010 team) hoist the Gold Ball at the Bangor Auditorium, that’s all I wanted to do my senior year. It’s just an continued page 17

Falmouth, Greely hockey teams one win from states By Michael Hoffer The Falmouth and Greely boys’ hockey teams began the week with their dreams of winning a state championship still very much in play. Yarmouth wasn’t as fortunate. In Western A, Falmouth, ranked second in the region after a 143-1 regular season, enjoyed an emphatic 7-1 home victory over No. 7 Biddeford in last Tuesday’s quarterfinals, thanks to a hat trick from Hugh Grygiel and two goals from Brandon Peters. That win advanced the Yachtsmen to Saturday’s semifinals at the Colisee in Lewiston versus No. 3 Gorham, a team Falmouth beat, 5-3, at home, Dec. 22. Falmouth skated better than

Gorham early in the first frame, but the Rams’ defenders did well to keep the Yachtsmen’s scoring chances to a minimum. Gorham eventually went against the flow of play and scored the first goal of the contest on its sixth shot. Its lead in both shots and goals was short-lived, as the goal appeared to awaken the sluggish Yachtsmen. Falmouth finally found an answer as Isac Nordstrom knocked the puck in from the left side of the crease to knot the game at the 11:38 mark. Several shots and 2:06 later, Falmouth took its first lead. Jake Grade took a feed up the right side of the ice from Jack Pike and fired a shot toward the cage. The shot was saved into the right corner,

but Grade chased the rebound down and fired it back toward the net, somehow finding the twine from nearly on the goal line below the right circle. Falmouth held a 2-1 lead entering the final frame. With 5:08 to play, Grygiel scored to make it 3-1. After Gorham got back within a goal. Grygiel scored two more in quick succession to apparently put the game out of reach, but the plucky Rams would not quit, adding another goal, to cut the Falmouth advantage to 5-3 with 1:49 to play. Kris Samaras pounded home an empty-netter to thwart any other thought of a full comeback at continued page 16


Yarmouth goalie Red DeSmith makes one of his 28 saves during the Clippers’ 4-3 Western B quarterfinal round playoff loss to Cape Elizabeth last week.

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14:45 to ice the game and the Yachtsmen advanced, 6-3. Tuesday evening, back in Lewiston, Falmouth faced top-ranked Scarborough (19-1) in the regional final (please see for game story). The Yachtsmen dropped two close decisions to the Red Storm in the regular season, 4-3 at Scarborough eight days before Christmas and 2-1 at home Feb. 19. Scarborough had won three of the prior four playoff meetings between the schools, including the 1996 Western B Final. Falmouth’s lone prior win was a 5-3 decision in last year’s semifinals. If the Yachtsmen advanced to their first ever Class A state final and their first in any

class since losing to Winslow in the 1997 Class B Final, they would face either perennial finalist Lewiston (16-3-1) or Bangor (16-4) Saturday at 6 p.m., at the Colisee. Falmouth lost, 3-2, at Lewiston Dec. 19 and downed the visiting Blue Devils, 3-1, Jan. 5. The Yachtsmen beat the visiting Rams, 3-2, Jan. 3. In Western B, defending state champion Greely went 14-4 this season (with two of the losses coming by forfeit after it was learned an ineligible player had been used). The Rangers still wound up first in the region and got a bye into Friday’s regional final against No. 5 Cape Elizabeth, which was coming off a quarterfinal round over fourth-ranked Yarmouth (more on the Clippers in a moment). continued page 18

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The Casco Bay Mariners girls’ U-14 travel hockey team, featuring several players from Forecaster Country, defeated the Lewiston Gladiators, 3-2, to win the state championship last month in Hallowell. The Mariners advanced to play in the regional championship in Woodstock, Vt., this weekend. First row: Rebekah Guay, Ally Hurdman. Second row: Hannah Bosworth, Caroline Proctor, Eliza Connolly, Megan Doak, Evie Clement, Katie Clemmer, Alexa Kesaris. Third row: Assistant coach Scott Marr, head coach Charlie Clement, Jenna Brooks, Madelaine Wilkes, Emily McGilicuddy, Kiersten Marr, Kate Ginder, Ellie Schad, Victoria Lattanzi, assistant coach Ken Ginder. Missing from photo: Rachel Hooker.

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unreal feeling.” “It means everything,” Wilberg said. “It feels incredible. I’ve played with Grant, Charlie and (senior) Jake (Horning) forever and we always dreamed of doing it. I’m indescribably happy. No one can take this away from us.” Simonds led all scorers with 21 points. “When Simonds shoots like he does, you just want to get him the ball,” Burfeind said. “You hope a big kid will shoot like that on a big stage,” Halligan said. Wilberg added 15 points, to go with four rebounds, two steals and two assists. “(Tom) does the all the stuff nobody else wants to do,” Halligan said. “He’s the offensive lineman. He’s why we were successful.” Coyne had 14 points, Burfeind seven, junior Justin Rogers three and senior Charlie Fay two. The Yachtsmen finished with a 28-21 edge on the glass, led by Fay with eight and Burfeind with five. Falmouth only turned the ball over nine times and made an impressive 17-of-20 free throws. Legacy Falmouth began the season viewed as a contender and developed into a veritable powerhouse. “Nobody expected anything from us,” said Simonds. “We wanted to prove everyone wrong. The seniors have been great leaders. I’ve just followed whatever they do in practices and in games. They’ve made me who I am on the court.” “It’s definitely been an unreal experience,” Burfeind said. “I could tell from the start, we’d be a special team. I’m not surprised we got the Gold Ball.” “Going into the season, I knew we had the raw materials and if we jelled as a


The Falmouth boys’ basketball team celebrates winning the Class B state championship after dominating Medomak Valley, 62-39. The Yachtsmen won their second Class B crown in four seasons and their seventh Gold Ball all time. Right: Falmouth sophomore sharpshooter Jack Simonds goes up for two of his game-high 21 points during the Yachtsmen’s state game victory.

team, we could do it,” Wilberg said. “I thought we had what it took and that we just needed to work hard all season and we did. (York) was a good loss. We got a slap in the face and we were ready to go. I can attribute that loss for us playing some of the best basketball we’ve ever played in the tournament.” “We thought we could be good,” Halligan added. “We were just untested. We had good games in the preseason and over Christmas. We got a little cocky, which is human nature, but we responded well. (The York loss) could’ve knocked us down and left us down, but the guys said, ‘We’re better than this.’ They came out and proved it.” Falmouth will lose Burfeind, Fay, Horning (who won the unofficial tournament award for best facial hair, with an circa

1970 Elvis-inspired pair of mutton chops), Wilberg, Jacob Laplante and Andrew Thornton to graduation. “(The seniors are) great,” Coyne said. “They treated me like any other player.” “They’re special in that they’re great kids,” Halligan said. “You’d want every one of them to be your son. They’ve earned it. I really appreciate them.” The Yachtsmen will make the move to Class A for the postseason next winter, but one thing that figures to remain the same is that they’ll be right there in the end. With Coyne, Rogers and Simonds leading the way, overlook next year’s Falmouth team at your own risk. “I think we’ll be a good team again,” Coyne said. “We have talent coming back. I think we should work hard and get ready

for next year.” “I’m hoping for a couple more,” Simonds said. “I’ll be back here next year to see what they can do,” Burfeind said. “(The younger kids) had a great experience,” Halligan added. “Maybe it will whet their appetite and make them want to come back and do something like this again.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @ foresports.

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Greely had beaten the Capers twice in the regular season, 7-3 at home and 5-4 away and got pushed in the semifinal, but had the answers. Aidan Black scored just 1:13 into the contest for a 1-0 Rangers advantage. A penalty with 23 seconds to play in the first gave Greely its second opportunity with an extra skater, though, and after missing on the first chance, the Rangers connected on the second. With 10 seconds to play in the period, Mitchel Donovan tapped in a perfect feed from Ted Hart at the right post to push the lead to 2-0. In the second period, with Greely a man short after a slashing call, Cape Elizabeth took advantage as Brandon Negele smacked home a rebound in the crease to cut the Rangers’ lead in half at 2-1. The goal seemed to spark Greely. Just 1:18 later, Black netted his second of the game to reestablish a two-goal advantage. And with 2:26 to play in the middle frame, Reid Howland snuck in behind the Cape defenders and lifted a backhander past keeper Grant Rusk for a 4-1 advantage. Jarod Lavallee, a freshman, lofted a backhander high glove just after Greely killed off a penalty at 6:56 of the third to push the lead to 5-1. Eli Breed added a second goal for the Capers with 5:12 to play on a

March 7, 2013 feed across the top of the crease from Curtis Guimond to give his team a breath of hope, but late-game goals from Matt Ames and Lavallee sealed the deal for the Rangers, who advanced to face Camden Hills (154) in the regional final, which was played Wednesday night in Lewiston (please see for game story). Greely swept the Windjammers in the regular season, winning with ease at home Feb. 12, 9-1, then escaping in overtime on the road, 4-3, three days later. If the Rangers were able to make it back to the state final for the fourth time in seven seasons, they would meet either Messalonskee (17-2), in a rematch of last year’s final (won by Greely, 6-2) or John Bapst (14-5-1) Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Colisee. Yarmouth went 6-10-2 in the regular season, but still earned the No. 4 seed for the playoffs. The Clippers hosted Cape Elizabeth, a team they beat (2-0) and tied (2-2) in the regular season in last Tuesday’s Western B quarterfinals. Despite two goals from Isaak Dearden, another from David Clemmer and 28 saves from goalie Red DeSmith, Yarmouth fell just short, 4-3, and finished the season 6-11-2. Sun Journal sports editor Justin Pelletier contributed to this story. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @ foresports.

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Freeport skiers qualify for Maine Alpine team Freeport’s Ryder Bennell and Taylor Enrico qualified for a spot on the Maine state Alpine team last weekend at Black Mountain. Skiers from Classes A, B and C who finished in the top 10 at states were invited. Bennell and Enrico will compete in the Eastern championships next weekend in Cannon Mountain, N.H. Fiona Ahearn, Bethanie Knighton, Lizzy Martin, Forest McCurdy and Lia Wellen all qualified for the Maine Nordic team.


A group of Falmouth 4th graders defeated Topsham, 36-6, and Oak Hill, 38-4, to advance to the championship game of the Mt. Ararat Youth Basketball Tournament, where they defeated Gardiner, 20-16, to capture the championship for the second consecutive year. Front row (left to right): Allie Cunningham, Cameron Birks, Camille Clement, Carly Piers. Back row: Coach Hester, Lexi Bugbee, Annika Hester, Lauren Welch, Hilary Bouchard, Coach Cunningham, Coach Clement.

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Recognition Waynflete School math, business and personal finance teacher Steve Kautz was announced as the first-ever recipient of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition Financial Educator of the Year Award. He was also the coach of Maine’s First New England Federal Reserve Cup Team in 2011. Kautz will be formally presented with his award at the annual Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools Conference in Augusta May 2. The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Board of Directors created the award to recognize an educator who has distinguished themselves through their efforts to improve the financial capability of the students and families that they serve.

Appointments University of New England Vice President for Clinical Health and Director of Public Health Programs Dora Anne Mills

will be joined by Joann B. Ingram, AnneMarie Davee, Leslie Ouellette and Kim Bowie in administering a $3.6 million grant of U.S. Department of Agriculture funds passed on by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide nutrition education to Mainers living with low incomes. The grant, renewable for up to four years, was awarded by the Office of Family Independence in the DHHS and is comprised of USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed, funds. Bernstein Shur announced the election of Karen S. Aframe and Joshua T. Silver as shareholders. Aframe is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Manchester, N.H. Joshua T. Silver is a member of the Business Law Practice Group and Data Security Team and is based in the Portland office. United Way of Greater Portland recently announced the election of four new board of directors members. Included are Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk, Association of Junior Leagues International Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives Anne Dalton, Maine Community Foundation Director of Grantmaking Services Lelia DeAndrade and Unum Senior Vice President for Benefit Operations Diane Garofalo.

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Duane Gregor recently became the newest trustee for the Portland Water District. The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce has appointed Carolyn Krahn as interim executive director to replace Doug Porter. Porter recently resigned from the chamber for personal reasons. Krahn had been the member relations manager for the chamber. The Community Financial Literacy Board of Directors recently elected Eugene G. Ardito as chairman. Ardito is cPort Credit Union President and CEO. Community Financial Literacy, a leading organization in financial education for Maine refugees and new immigrants, offers financial literacy classes, workshops and individual counseling covering topics such as savings and basic money management. Molly Gallagher Burk, of Cape Elizabeth, recently joined 317 Main Community Music Center as director of development. She will work closely with the 317 staff and board of directors to guide fundraising activities at the Yarmouthbased nonprofit music center.

Partnerships Markings Gallery, in Bath, announced Patty Olds as a new partner of the gallery. Olds began making silk and cotton batik scrolls about 15 years ago, and pressing leaves and flowers for unique framed pictures about three years ago. Her work has been featured in galleries and juried exhibitions nationally, in the Smith and Hawkins catalogue. Last year at Portland Stage Company, she transformed 10 actors into flowers for the holiday produc-

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Good Deeds Members of the Portland Rotary Club recently sent 150 sets of crutches, 175 walkers and 51 canes donated by Scarborough-based Partners for World Health to Saco for shipment to Africa as part of the Crutches 4 Africa project. The project was founded by Dave Talbot, a fellow Rotarian from Colorado and a polio survivor. Talbot believes that mobility is a human right and founded the organization to get the discarded devices and wheelchairs to mobility-challenged people in Africa. Rotary collects the devices, stores them until a quantity has been accumulated, then ships them for free distribution. Rotary Club of Portland International Services Committee chairwoman and chairman Jan Chapman and Bruce Moore coordinated this event.

Grants The Maine Appalachian Trail Club recently received a $20,000 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund. The grant supports club resource protection work in 2013 at the Gulf Hagas region, a National Natural Landmark consisting of a five-mile loop trail in the central Maine mountains. MATC’s Maine Trail Crew volunteers will perform three weeks of intensive rock work to help stabilize the Gulf Hagas Rim Trail. From May through October, a club ridgerunner will provide stewardship and Leave-No-Trace education to hikers. Grant funds will also be used to send a pre-season packet to approximately 100 colleges, high schools and summer camps using the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

Promotions Darlene Chalmers has been named vice president of elder and home care services for Mid Coast Health Services. As vice president, Chalmers will continue to provide executive leadership and direction for the Mid Coast Senior Health Center and CHANS Home Health Care, a leadership position she has held for many years. Her new title reflects the addition of broader system responsibilities as a member of the Mid Coast Health Services senior leadership team.

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Greater Portland Benefits Thursday 3/7 Taking Action to Make a Change: Service Learning Dinner Benefit, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 8654706 ext. 307.

Sunday 3/17 Bowl for Kids’ Sake, 2 p.m., Spare Time Bowling, 867 Riverside St., Portland, 773-5437.

Bulletin Board Wednesday 3/6 “Libya and American Foreign Policy,” 5:30 p.m., USM Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland,

Saturday 3/9 Music & Muffins, 10:30 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. Passport Day in the USA 2013, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Scarborough Municipal Building, 259 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, 1-877-487-2778.

Thursday 3/14 Trek Across Maine Insider Forum, American Lung Association, 6 p.m., L.L. Bean Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport, 888-241-6566 ext. 0302.

Saturday 3/16 Children’s Book Sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215. Voices from Afghanistan, 8 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of Southern Maine, Bedford St., Portland, 842-0800.

Meetings Mon. 3/11 7 p.m. Town Council Tues. 3/12 6:30 p.m. Twin Brook Advisory Committee Wed. 3/13 6 p.m. Val Halla Board of Trustees Meeting


Mon. 3/11 5:30 p.m. Appoinment Committee Mon. 3/11 7 p.m. Town Council



Thur. 3/7 7:30 a.m. Hunter Road Fields Advisory Committee TH Mon. 3/11 6:30 p.m. Winslow Park Commission FCC Tue. 3/12 6:30 p.m. Town Council Workshop TH Wed. 3/13 6 p.m. Project Review Board Th Wed. 3/13 6 p.m. Coastal Waters Commission FCC

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Dining Out Saturday 3/9 Public church supper, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Maine St., Freeport, 865-6022.

Saturday 3/16 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish Hall, 66 Mellen St., Portland, 332-

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Friday 3/15

Bath Antiques Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath Middle School, Old Brunswick Road, Bath, 5825908

“Embracing Diversity in Business Today,” 2 p.m., Hilton Gardens Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport, $100 for members of the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business, $200 for non-members, 798-2667 to register.

Tuesday 3/19



Getting Smarter The Editorial Board: “What is the proper role of government?” 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 7977891. MECA Student Lecture: Toni Jo Coppa, 10:30 a.m., Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, info@meca. edu

Tuesday 3/12 Starting Your Own Business: Avoid the Pitfalls, 2 p.m., SCORE

MECA Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Chie Fueki, 10:30 a.m., Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland, info@

Health & Support Wednesday 3/13 Parkinson’s Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Kids & Family FAFSA assistance available through May at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772.

Saturday 3/16 Seniors Have Talent? 4 p.m., Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Benefits Saturday 3/9 Take It Outside! Child abuse prevention fundraiser, 9:30 a.m., 34 Wing Farm Parkway Drive, Bath, midcoastmainecommunityaction. org.

Monday 3/11 Dine at Fairground Cafe to fight MS, 5:30-8 p.m., Topsham Fairground Cafe, 49 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Topsham, 231-4049.

Tuesday 3/12 Pine Tree Coastal Winds benefit concert to support the Carol Kaplan Fuel Assistance Fund, 6 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-3772.

Resume building assistance available through May at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, one week’s notice and appointment required, 871-1700 ext. 772.

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Pejebscot Genealogy Society, 2 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 833-5430.

“Down by the River: Photographing American Waterways 40 Years after the Clean Water Act,” 12 p.m., Main Lounge, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College. 725-3253.

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Sunday 3/10 “Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Servants in 19th and 20th Century New England,” 3 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, 443-2174.

Tuesday 3/12 Panel Discussion on Self-Publishing, 4:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Health & Support Monday 3/11 Blood pressure clinic, 11-11:30 p.m., free, Westrum House, 22 Union St., Topsham, 721-1278.

Tuesday 3/12 Long-term weight-loss solutions, 5 p.m., RunningStart Class Room, 3rd floor, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6056. Blood pressure clinic, 2-2:30 p.m, free, Bath Housing Authority, 20 Dike’s Landing Road, Bath, 7211278. Blood pressure clinic, 5-6 p.m., free, Neighborhood Cafe, United Church of Christ, 15 Congress St., Bath, 721-1278.

Tuesday 3/19 Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Journey, 6:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 1-855-552-7200 ext. 800.




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Top picks: Jewel, Cherish the Ladies By Scott Andrews Female musicians take the top two spots on this week’s picks of the tix. The top act is Jewel, a singer-songwriter who has sold multiple millions of records over the past 18 years. She will play Merrill Auditorium this Sunday. Cherish the Ladies is an all-female ensemble that plays traditional Irish music. They’ll visit Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Saturday. Oratorio Chorale has scheduled its annual late-winter concert this weekend. The featured composers will be Antonin Dvorak and Benjamin Britten. Two performances are slated: Saturday in Brunswick and Sunday in Falmouth. University of Southern Maine theater and musical artists will open a very funny operetta this weekend. “Die Fledermaus,” one of the best-known comic works of the Viennese school of the late 19th-century, starts a two-weekend run in Gorham. Jewel It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two decades since Jewel Kilcher burst upon America’s contemporary music scene. Professionally known by her first name only, Jewel still sounds fresh and fascinating and she remains a major musical figure. She’s coming to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium this Sunday. Of all Jewel’s multi-million-selling singles and albums, the one that most deeply affects me is “You Were Meant For Me,” a song she co-wrote in 1995 with former bandmate Steve Poltz. Detailing a young woman’s inability to


Cherish the Ladies is an all-female ensemble that specializes in traditional Irish music. The ladies visit One Longfellow Square in Portland this Saturday.

come to terms with a failed relationship, the song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. Characterized by Jewel’s plaintive soprano voice singing an extremely thoughtful lyric, the song led her first CD, “Pieces of You,” to an astonishing 12 million units sold. At the time that was tops for a debut album. “You Were Meant For Me” remains a staple of Triple-A radio. Between 1995 and 2011, Jewel recorded



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10 original albums that racked up total sales of 27 million; this year she’s releasing a “Greatest Hits” compilation. Several recent albums have appealed to a crossover audience of country music fans. She’s also enjoyed a thriving television career, including hosting and judging several shows. Her biggest-ever audience came in 1998, when she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXII. Catch Jewel at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800. Cherish the Ladies For most of the 20th century, Irish music was the nearly exclusive province of males, with the Chieftains and Clancy Brothers serving as exemplars of the tradition. A quarter-century ago, Irish-American musician and impresario Mick Moloney decided to hold a concert series in New York featuring some of his female friends from this country. Those sold-out concerts grew into a permanent musical ensemble that’s still thriving today. They adopted “Cherish the Ladies” – the title of a popular Irish jig – as their moniker. Two of the original fivesome are still with the group: flutist Joannie Madden and guitarist Mary Coogan. The former, the leader of the ensemble, was born in New York and later won the All-Ireland championship on flute and tin whistle. Madden also had a street named for her in her home borough of the Bronx. Among later additions to the group, accordionist Mirella Murray is also an AllIreland champ. Although Cherish the Ladies started with an American-born lineup, current membership includes women who hail from both sides of the Atlantic. They maintain a busy concert schedule in this country and Europe, with occasional visits to more distant countries. Repertoire is heavily oriented toward instrumentals, like the Chieftains’ works, with some vocal selections in the tradition of the Clancy Brothers. Over the past quarter of a century, Cherish the Ladies has released 15 albums, beginning with a selftitled recording in 1985. The most recent foray into the studio produced “Country

Connections” in 2011. Catch Cherish the Ladies at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at One Longfellow Square, at the corner of State and Congress in Portland. Call 761-1757. ‘Die Fledermaus’ A gala ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling and a case of mistaken identity are the principal ingredients for one of the most popular operettas ever written. Plus, there’s an elaborate scheme for revenge for an acute case of social embarrassment and a final chaotic denouement that takes place in the city jail in Vienna. Written by Johann Strauss II, “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) is a tuneful, frothy champagne glass of musical and visual bubbly that has been delighting audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for nearly a century and a half. Strauss and his many operettas epitomized merry Vienna in the late 19th-century, and “Die Fledermaus” is his masterpiece. For the next two weekends, the University of Southern Maine will present “Die Fledermaus” at its Gorham campus, in a quadrennial joint production of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre. Actors, singers, musicians, scenic designers, costumers and technical staff will be young men and women who aspire to professional careers in music and theater. Drama professor Assunta Kent will direct the stage action, voice professor Ellen Chickering will direct the singers, and Rob Lehmann, who heads the school’s strings program, will conduct the orchestra. Catch this tuneful and hilarious operetta at Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on March 8, 9, 13, 15 and 16. There is a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, March 10. Call the Theatre Box Office at 780-5151. Oratorio Chorale The Mid-Coast-based Oratorio Chorale, directed by Peter Frewen and accompanied by organist Ray Cornils, will present “Rejoice,” its late-winter program, twice this weekend. The largest work will be Antonin Dvorak’s “Mass in D,” his only setting of the Mass that survives to the present. The other three pieces date from the 20th century: Igor Davies’ “Prayers from the Ark,” Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” and Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia.” Frewen notes that Thompson was a pre-eminent American choral composer and his “Alleluia” is constructed around the single word of the title. “Alleluia” was composed in 1940 on assignment from Boston Symphony Orchestra maestro Sergei Koussevitsky, who used it for the inauguration of the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. Accompanying the Oratorio Chorale will be Ray Cornils, a Brunswick resident who is best known as the top artist at the keyboard of Portland’s famous Kotzschmar Memorial Organ. Two performances are slated: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St. in Brunswick, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road in Falmouth. Call the Chorale at 798-7985.

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Friday 3/8

Art on the Pad with Ed Zelinsky, 5:30 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 797-9635.

Author Talk with Miriam Nesset, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 781-5898.

Saturday 3/9 “Moon Watchers,” by Reza Jalali, 10:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Tuesday 3/12 Author Talk with Kieran Shields, 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660. Susan Lebel Young, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 729-3600.

Wednesday 3/13 Marianne Boruch, 7 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 7808393.


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Music Thursday 3/7 Mary Gauthier, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1767.

Friday 3/8 Standard Issue, 6:30 p.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, 712-0930. Josiah Leming, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St., Portland, 330-472-8997. Jerks of Grass, 8 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 6153609. Willie Nile, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1767.

Sunday 3/10 Mostly Puppets: “King Pong’s Ping Pong Rodeo,” 2 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609.

Wednesday 3/13 MOOSE Storytelling, 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, moosetellers.

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“If I Had Geese,” By Mary Bourke. Bourke’s work will hang with 15 other artists as part of the “Marching Forth” exhibit at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. The exhibit opens March 7 and runs until the end of the month.

Thursday 3/7 “Afro-Cuban Allstars” with Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, visionary behind the Buena Vista Social Club, 7:30 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, $25, 725-3375.

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Foreign Film Series: “Shall We Dance” (Japan), 7 p.m., Curtis

“Get Away Jordan,” 4 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove, Bath, 443-4707.

Galleries Saturday 3/16 Winter Into Spring artist reception, 3 p.m., Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick,

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Friday 3/8 Holy Motors, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 775-6148.

Saturday 3/9 Holy Motors, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 775-6148.

Sunday 3/10 Holy Motors, 2 p.m. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 775-6148.

Friday 3/15 “Girl Model,” 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600. “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” 6:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St., Portland,

Saturday 3/16 “Pina,” 2 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St., Portland,

Sunday 3/17 “Pina,” 2 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St., Portland,

Galleries Thursday 3/7 “Marching Forth” group show,

Glenshane Irish Folk Duo, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720. ALHAN Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, 7 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609. Cherish the Ladies, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1767. Tommy O’Connell & the Juke Joint Devils, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Sunday 3/10 Alternate Routes, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1767.

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Thursday 3/14 Hot Club Du Monde, 8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

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And Perkins has been practicing for her work in Tanzania by teaching elementary-age students at Merriconeag with the help of her gym teacher there, John Saccone. She’s also taken classes for younger students at Maine State Ballet to learn its teaching methods, and is planning a curriculum with Artistic Director Linda Miele and School Director Glenn Davis. Why bring ballet? Perkins said it’s long been a passion for her, one which defines who she is at this stage of life. And the girls at the orphanage, who’d never experienced ballet, were fascinated by what Perkins had to show them two years ago. She plans to teach hour-long classes, and to introduce her students to “The Nutcracker.” Visit for more information about the orphanage, and for information on donating dance clothing. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @ learics.


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The Board of Selectmen is due to approve the budget May 22, and residents will vote on the spending plan at Town Meeting June 8.

31,000-square-foot addition to support a third floor, and leaving the potential to convert study areas into classrooms. As it's designed, the expansion could accommodate up to 800 students before more additions are needed, according to figures from the design firm, Portlandbased PDT Architects. The tri-town voting block will decide on this issue in the June 11 election. In an effort to show their opposition to the proposed state budget cuts, the

council also voted unanimously to send a resolution to the state Legislature expressing their grievances. Freeport follows other towns and cities that have written resolutions decrying the budget cuts as damaging to Maine communities. The council noted that the proposed biennial budget would shift costs from the state to property-tax payers. They called on LePage and state lawmakers to maintain property-tax relief programs,

continue to fully fund municipal revenue sharing and to reject proposed costly changes in the way business equipment is taxed. According to the council resolution, the elimination of funds and changes in those programs would represent a 55 cent increase on the property-tax mil rates, or about a $110 increase to the tax bill of a $200,000 house in town.


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POETICGOLD FARM DogTraining: A Sound Education For Every Dog, Because we want all dogs to get an education, we offer some puppy and basic classes like Canine Good Citizen for 120& to keep them reasonable. Please write to or sign up at 2/ 20 Wednesday Nights with Amy Herbert ABCDT, 3pm Help! My Dog is Out Of Control! (this class is for people who are frustrated and ready to give up on fixing naughty behavior) $140 for 6 weeks. The classes below are all $120 for 6 weeks: 4pm Intermediate Obedience (prep for competition in Novice), 5pm Basic Obedience, 6pm AKC Star Puppy, 7pm Conformation/Show Ring Handling. Saturday March 2 with Judy Moore CPDT-KA, 9 am STAR Puppy, 10 am Manner I, 11am Control Unleashed,11am Outdoor Adventures For Shy/Insecure Dogs, 1pm Leash Lungers/Frustrated Greeters, 1pm Control Unleashed, Sunday, March 3 to April 7, 9 am to 10 am STAR Puppy with Jill,10 am to 11 am Family Dog Manners with Jill,11am to 12pm Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Prep with Jill, 1pm to 2pm Rally O with Jill, 2pm to 3pm Rally O with Jill, 3-m to 4pm Noseworks with Elisa (THIS CLASS IS FULL). 4pm to 5pm Control Unleashed with Elisa (THIS CLASS IS FULL). Monday March 4 with Judy Moore CPDT-KA, 12pm Basic Manners I,1 pm Control Unleashed, 4pm Canine Good Citizen, 5pm Human Directed Aggression(T.A.C.T. Program), 7pm Manners II, Tuesday Mornings March 5 to Tuesday April 9, 9 am to 10 am Rally O Excellent with Jill (THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL), 11 am to 12 am Control Unleashed with Elisa (THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL) Wednesday, Day times: February 27 to April 3 (Jill) All these classes are 120$ per session, 8 am to 9 am Rally Excellent and Rally Excellent Advanced (THIS CLASS IS FULL) 9am to 10 am STAR Puppy, 10 am to 11am Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Prep, 12pm to 1pm Family Dog Manners. 1pm to 2pm Rally O, Thursdays Afternoons and Evenings with with Nancy FreemanSmith CBATI, Tricks Class 6pm Freestyle Class 6pm Growly Dogs (THIS CLASS IS FULL), BAT Instruction, Fridays at PoeticGold Farm Dog Training: Friday, March 1 to April 5, 10 am to 11am Rally O (Jill) 11 am to 12 pm Breed Handling with Amy Herbert. PoeticGold Farm Dog Training 207.899.1185

DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395.

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The Packaging and Distribution facility is seeking a full time individual to work as part of a team to supervise our night side production operation. This person should have strong mechanical aptitude, computer experience, the ability to handle multiple tasks and demands of a diverse department. Supervisory experience is necessary, the ability to communicate effectively with people and good organizational skills.

The Packaging and Distribution facility is seeking a full time dependable Production Technician for our night side production operation. The ideal candidate should have strong mechanical aptitude, the ability to handle multiple tasks and demands of a diverse department. Computer knowledge a plus. Duties include setting up and trouble shooting of production equipment including repairing any mechanical breakdowns. Individual must be a team player.

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The Pressroom department is seeking a full time press operator to work nights. The ideal candidate will have printing experience and/or a strong mechanical aptitude. Some computer knowledge a plus. Work hours are from 8:15 p.m. to 4:15 a.m., with two rotating days off. Pay commensurate with experience.



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PCA NEEDED Part-time evenings and mornings hours. (10-15hrs per week) Experience required $11-$14/hr Call 865-1029

LOVE If you are interested in joining an agency focused on sharing love and warmth with the elderly, we’d like to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is a non-medical, in-home care agency that is dedicated to both our Caregivers and our clients. Quality care is our mission, hiring compassionate and dependable staff is our focus. Our Caregivers have found: • An agency that truly appreciates their hard work. • Some are retired and have embraced a wonderful way to stay busy. • Many have discovered a passion for serving the elderly. • All know that they belong to a caring and well respected agency. Experience is always helpful, but not necessary. Our training helps all of our caregivers to become skilled professionals. Discover for yourself just how different we are. Please call to find out more! 152 US Route 1, Scarborough

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New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland Certified Nursing Assistant Job Openings New Increased Pay Rates! We are a 90 bed acute physical rehabilitation hospital that offers rewarding work opportunities for CNA’s as part of our team. Our goal is to return our patients home, to living their lives. And you can assist us in our mission.

Positions are available for full and parttime work on the 7:00 AM-3:30 PM and 3:00 PM-11:30 PM shifts. To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits packagethatincludesmedical,dental,vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more. Please apply online at For more information, please contact: Darlene Greenfield, Human Resources Coordinator New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland 335 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102 Fax: 207-662-8168

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Do you want to leave work knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life? Are you the kind of dependable person who won’t let a perfect summer day (or a winter blizzard) keep you from work? Are you trustworthy enough to become part of someone’s family? We’re looking for natural born CAREGivers: women and men with the heart and mind to change an elder’s life. Call us today to inquire about joining the greatest team of non-medical in-home CAREGivers anywhere! Flexible part-time day, evening, overnight, weekday and weekend hours.


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is actively seeking people who enjoy making homes sparkle! We’re looking for people who have an eye for detail and take pride in their work. You must also be dependable and enthusiastic,and be responsive to customers. We currently need homekeepers for Portland, Falmouth,Yarmouth and Cumberland. We offer full-time hours,and excellent compensation and working conditions. Plus ,we work for the nicest people in Maine!

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Are you passionate about making websites? Sun Media Group is looking for a creative and imaginative web designer who can mock up and execute beautiful websites for contract work. Qualified candidates will be graphic designers with experience building front-end templates for content management systems such as WordPress or Drupal.



Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced caregivers to provide in-home non-medical care for seniors in the greater Portland, Maine. If you possess a PSS or CNA certificate, have worked with clients with dementia or have provided care for a loved one in the past, we would like to talk with you about joining our team. We have part-time and full-time shifts available weekdays, nights and weekends.

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We are a thriving program providing in-home support to older adults. Our per diem Companions offer socialization, light personal care and end of life care. We see skills and experience but are willing to train. If you are compassionate, mature and a helper by nature call LifeStages. All shifts available, particular need for evenings and week-ends. Competitive wages.



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EXPERT DRYWALL SERVICE- Hanging, Taping, Plaster & Repairs. Archways, Cathedrals, Textured Ceilings, Paint. Fully Insured. Reasonable Rates. Marc. 590-7303.

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Interior/Exterior Family owned and operated for over 20 years Free and timely estimates Call Brett Hall at 671-1463

Violette Interiors: Painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 26 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135.

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ect, residents might end up footing the bill or potentially lose the town's fishing industry and businesses that boast a state economic impact of about $25 million, according to a 2008 study by the Greater Portland Council of Governments. "I'm not rushing to have the town take that on, but we have to be having the conversation locally that we need to be thinking about that as a possible last best option," said Town Manager Nat Tupper. Despite this dire picture, town officials and business owners remain hopeful that federal funding will come through. One glimmer of hope came late last week. The Army Corps' navigation section, which Tupper has been working with over the years to develop the project, distributed a public notice Feb. 28, announcing a plan to remove 60,000 cubic yards of sediment from about 22 acres of the Royal River. Even with the Army Corps announcement, however, the project is still missing the key component: money. In a strange twist of fate, now that the project is "shovel-ready" with plans from the Army Corps, Yarmouth is in line to receive funding as a result of federal postHurricane Sandy relief moving into New York and Connecticut, Tupper said. Those funds displace maintenance dredging funds for smaller projects, opening up the possibility for the Yarmouth project to be funded by the end of the federal budget discussion. "We're a little bit more optimistic than we were last week," Tupper said. The new funding has also piqued the interest of Maine's congressional delegation, with U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine,


A dock on the Royal River sits in the mud during a low tide last year. Yarmouth is in line for money to dredge its harbor, although it's unclear if the funding will come through. The Yarmouth harbormaster's boat is going nowhere when low tide drains the shallow, siltchoked Royal River.

meeting with town officials, fishermen and businesses owners last week to talk about dredging the harbor. Town Council Chairman Steve Woods said both King and Pingree were enthusiastic about working to do what they can to get the dredging done, and that the town has also received support from U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "It was really the sole focus of the meetings," Woods said. "We all recognize the importance of the Royal River and the harbor, and we recognize the significant economic impact on the restaurants, the marina and the jobs associated with that." "We hope the federal government will do its part and handle its responsibility," he continued. "And we're hopeful that with the

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support of our congressional delegation that our requests will be met and we will get the assistance we need for our community." Sixteen lobstermen operate out of the harbor and it’s home to two boat yards and a restaurant, all of which need the dredging project, Woods said. Deborah Delp, president of the Yankee Marina and Boatyard, which employs 45 people, said if the project doesn't get done, her business will have to close. "This (project) is absolutely essential for the viability of my company and all the companies on the river," she said. "Without the river, I can't run the kind of business I run. ...I wouldn't own a boat yard on a river that needs to be dredged again." Yankee Marina, started by Delp's father 48 years ago, conducts costly dredging near its docks regularly, just as land-based businesses repair their parking lots. She said although Yankee digs out its portion of the harbor, it's becoming increasingly difficult to do so because of the silt piling up. "We dig out our part of the harbor, but it's so high now that it slides right back into the hole," Delp said. "My accountant calls the dredging our curse." The harbor has been dredged at least somewhat regularly using federal money for the last 142 years, and it's well overdue for another clean-out, Tupper said. Up until recently, the town was able to get funding for dredging through earmarking, but with rule changes Congress no longer has the ability to get funding specifi-

cally for the Royal River. If the dredging happens soon, Tupper said he has suggested the town consider tying it to the potential dam removal project to maximize efficiency and to minimize environmental disturbance. But the idea is still in flux, with aesthetic, historic preservation, water quality and other issues still needing to be considered. "There's a potential to link the two and say, rather than have the Army Corps dredging and the (Environmental Protection Agency) at odds with each other, they can work together and take care of all the issues at once," he said. "We've tried to make the link, but quite frankly, we're not pushing very hard, because it's probably not going to happen." If the federal funding doesn't come through, Tupper said the town may have to consider a bond for the project, noting that it might be able to work on the project incrementally over a long-term period to avoid steep up-front costs. "Either do it or lose irretrievable business, marine culture and environment around the area," he said, adding that he and the council will continue to pursue all options before considering a bond. "We're the Yarmouth Clippers. The river is a major piece of who we are. It's a very important piece of what we're about. ... We're not ready to throw in the towel yet." Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.

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