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Falmouth school budget calls for nearly 12% increase

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The buckets in front of a Cumberland home once owned by Alan Small’s uncle are all that remains of sap collecting efforts this year. “You have to have a good snow base,” Small, left, with his son Jordan, said about conditions for a prolonged sap run to make maple syrup. “You need a frost, 20 degrees in the morning and then up to 50 in the day.”

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“It won’t be a banner year,” Gorham resident Lyle Merrifield said. “This may be a about half to three-quarters crop.”

By Gillian Graham FALMOUTH — Superintendent of Schools Barbara Powers said her $29.3 million budget proposal is not the “spending bonanza” the 11.93 percent increase implies. Powers said the first debt payment on the new elementary school accounts for 5.15 percent of the increase proposed under the budget presented to the School Board last week. The first principal payment is $1.89 million. The remaining 6.8 percent spending increase is the result of a loss in federal grant revenue and state Medicaid reimbursements, negotiated salary increases and higher enrollment,

Merrifield presides over an industry association with about 150 members, including three local syrup makers who agreed with his assessment. “It has been awful,” North Yarmouth resident Elizabeth Noyes said. Noyes said she and partner Mark Miller made 300 gallons of syrup while tapping 30 trees See page 39

By Gillian Graham FALMOUTH — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the town by the former code enforcement officer, who alleged he was wrongfully fired. In a lawsuit filed Sept. 6, 2011, longtime Code Enforcement Officer Albert Farris Jr. of Brunswick claimed he was deprived of his right to be heard by an impartial tribunal and that his constitutional rights were

Clammers clamor for plan to buoy shellfish industry By David Harry FREEPORT — Dozens of shellfishermen gathered at twilight Tuesday in the parking lot of Town Hall, grilling cheeseburgers as children and grandchildren played in an early spring breeze. When the clammers went inside for a Town Council hearing Index Arts Calendar.................28 Classifieds......................35 Community Calendar......30 Meetings.........................30

Powers said. The proposed budget is $3.1 million more than the current $26.2 million budget. It will add 70 cents to the property tax rate of $12.92 per $1,000 assessed value if no changes are made by the School Board or Town Council. The annual tax bill would increase $210 on a $300,000 home. “We’ve tried to be as conservative as possible,” Powers said. The town is expecting a $1.9 See page 32

violated when he was fired the previous year. The lawsuit was moved from Cumberland County Superior Court to federal court. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby dismissed the lawsuit Jan. 23 after concluding Farris had no federal constitutional claims. Hornby concluded Farris could have appealed his termination in state court and that a See page 38

Falmouth High School freshman Andy Clement makes final adjustments to his team’s wind turbine before its performance is measured March 16 at Davan Pool in Westbrook, where Falmouth students tested their wind power projects. They were looking for successful designs that would advance to the Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The challenge brings students together with businesses in the high-tech composites industry for a friendly competition that takes place in April at the University of Maine in Orono. Rich Obrey / For The Forecaster

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on the 2012 capital improvements budget, they asked councilors and the public for help. “We’re clammers, we are not cutting and running,” Dale Sawyer said in support of a $100,000 capital request from the town Shellfish Conservation

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Weather takes toll on maple syrup makers By David Harry FREEPORT — A warm and relatively snow-less winter is having a souring effect on a sweet early spring tradition in Maine. As maple syrup producers get ready for the annual Maine Maple Sunday, the president of the Maine Maple Producers Association said last year’s bumper yield of maple syrup will not be repeated.

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Nearly 6% budget increase sought in SAD 51 By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — Next year’s School Administrative District 51 spending plan would increase 5.9 percent under the superintendent’s proposed budget. The $28.9 million budget approved by voters in the Cumberland-North Yarmouth district last year would increase to nearly $30.6 million, a $1.7 million climb. The fiscal 2012 budget was a nearly 3 percent increase over the previous year, and followed three years of flat budgets

of $28 million. SAD 51 benefited in fiscal 2012 from about $517,000 in federal jobs money, a resource unavailable for fiscal 2013. That money funded 16 jobs that now must be put back into the general operating budget, Scott Poulin, the district’s finance director, said last week. That lost money accounts for 1.8 percent of the total 5.9 percent increase, Poulin said. The district plans to cut three elementary teachers in next year’s budget, a

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reduction driven by declining enrollment. New positions include part-time literacy coaches at Mabel I. Wilson, North Yarmouth Memorial and Greely Middle schools, and full- and part-time math teachers at Greely High School. SAD 51 is also budgeting for 10 educational technician positions. Seven of those were added during the current fiscal year and three are to be added next

year, to address incoming students with special needs. A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for April 12, followed by the SAD 51 Board of Director’s approval May 7. Cumberland and North Yarmouth residents will vote twice on the budget, first at a Town Meeting-style gathering on June 7, and then in a budget validation referendum on June 12. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

North Yarmouth municipal budget could rise 5% By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — Next year’s municipal budget, still being reviewed by the Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee, could increase 5.2 percent. The Board of Selectmen’s preliminary spending plan for fiscal 2013 is $2.75 million, up about $135,000 from the current $2.6 million budget approved at Town Meeting last June. It includes about $500,000 the Board of Selectmen wants to spend, and possibly borrow, for reconstruction of Mill Road. Voters rejected a proposal last June to borrow $900,000 for the resurfacing and partial reconstruction of the road. The project involves reclaiming and repaving of sections of the road; the reclaiming aspect, which includes recycling

and strengthening existing pavement, rather than reconstruction, accounts for the decrease from last year’s proposal. Dirt Road to Route 231 is to be reclaimed and repaved, while Dirt Road to Route 115 will just be repaved, Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. The town also wants to spend $170,000 from capital reserves to purchase a Public Works truck. The Fire-Rescue budget could increase from about $253,000 in the current fiscal year to about $276,000 in fiscal 2013. More money would be budgeted toward the public safety assistant position, created last year when voters approved an official Fire Department for North Yarmouth.

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The extra funds would go toward funding Public Safety Assistant Ricky Plummer’s increase from 20 to 30 hours a week. The added money would also go toward recruiting and retaining new firefighters/emergency medical technicians, Diffin said.

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Yarmouth council schedules school budget hearing By David Harry YARMOUTH — Town councilors, who have no say in education spending, had few comments as they scheduled a public hearing on the fiscal year 2013

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proposed budget also calls for adding a fourth-grade teacher and adding a half day per week for the instructor at the middle school gifted and talented program. Ray also told councilors the School Department is reaching its limits in how much surplus can be used to fund annual budgets. The capital improvements budget for larger purchases and repairs is underfunded and any reduction in state subsidies would be hard to make up, he said. Yarmouth schools will receive $1.48 million, or an additional $11,000, in Maine Department of Education Essential Programs and Services subsidies, but that is less than Paolucci anticipated. The department was also confronted with a loss of about $533,000 in federal jobs bill funds from legislation enacted in 2010 and no longer available. Paolucci and Ray said the loss is almost offset by the retirement of the principal and interest payments for the bond that funded construction of Harrison Middle School. Retiring the bond allowed the department to reallocate about $455,000 in debt service payments to other budget areas. Ray noted about 78 percent, or $15.71 million, of the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget is allocated to staff salaries and benefits. District salary increases are budgeted at almost $586,000 and benefit costs are budgeted to increase by nearly 6 percent, or $168,000. The proposed fiscal year 2013 school budget was approved by the School Committee on March 8.

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Primaries ahead for legislative candidates in several towns By Gillian Graham AUGUSTA — Decisions by several incumbents to not seek re-election have opened up races to a host of candidates in legislative districts north of Portland. In Freeport and Yarmouth, the departure of two incumbent representatives has left fields of four candidates seeking to replace them in each House district. Rep. David Webster, the Democrat who represents Freeport in House District 106, cannot seek re-election because of term limits. In Yarmouth, Democratic Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes opted not to seek a third, two-year term in House District 107. Democrats Sara Gideon, Patrick Norton and Melanie Sachs are vying to replace Webster and will be on the June 12 primary ballot in Freeport. Republican Benjamin Martin is not opposed in the Republican primary and will face the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 6 general election. The House District 107 race in Yarmouth features Democrats Janice Cooper and Dennis Welsh seeking their party’s nomination in a June 12 primary. The winner will face Republican Mark Hough, running unopposed. In Falmouth, Rep. Mary P. Nelson will seek re-election to the District 112 seat she has held since 2008. Nelson, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Patricia Kirby. District 112 includes part of Falmouth.

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Maine Rivers Executive Director Landis Hudson, left, and Yarmouth Town Council Chairman Steve Woods, second from right, show Thai government officials Kanokwan Yoowong, second from left, and Supapap Patsinghasanee, artifacts, documents and photos Tuesday about the Bridge Street and East Elm Street dams. Landis Hudson, left, executive director of Maine Rivers, gives a tour of the Bridge Street dam in Yarmouth Tuesday to visitors Kanokwan Yoowong, center, and Supapap Patsinghasanee. Both are Thai government officials participating in a U.S. State Department program on water resource protection.

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Dams a Royal (River) attraction for Thai officials By David Harry YARMOUTH — Rivers are pretty, democracy sometimes is not. That was the lesson imparted on two international visitors, in town Tuesday to learn more about the Bridge Street and East Elm Street dams and ongoing discussions about removing or preserving them. “It has taken us two years, and it may take us another two years,” Council Chairman Steve Woods told Thai civil engineer Supapap Patsinghasanee and foreign relations official Kanokwan Yoowong about deciding the future of two dams owned by the town for about 40 years. Yoowong and Patsinghasanee, both government officials, were participating in a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program entitled “Water Resources Protection in the U.S.: A Project for Thailand.” They were joined by Maureen Hurley, who directs the international visitors program for the nonprofit World Affairs Council of Maine, and Washington, D.C.based interpreter Bruce Huston. The visitors were invited to Maine by the World Affairs Council of Maine, and will also be learning about water preservation efforts in Philadelphia, CleveComment on this story at:

land, Phoenix and Sacramento, Calif. In Yarmouth they were greeted by Woods and Landis Hudson, executive director of Maine Rivers. Patsinghasanee, who works for the Water Crisis Prevention Center in Bangkok, said Thai dams dwarf the 10-foot-high and 12-foot-high structures spanning the Royal River. Then he also noted policy decisions do not involve as many local and federal governmental agencies as the prospect of dam removal will in Yarmouth. Woods noted councilors have decided to continue looking into possible funding for studies about the effects of removing both dams, which once powered industry. No decision about removing or keeping the dams has been made, he emphasized. Dam removal could lead to habitat res-

toration for species in the 26-mile long river and its watershed, but Woods noted the permitting process for any dam removal will involve a host of state and federal agencies. Locally, the topic has generated strong opinions for and against, he said. “We are dealing with science and engineering, but some of it gets emotional,” Woods said. To elaborate on the contrasts of local debate, Woods said he has heard from longtime residents who view the dams as integral to town history and culture. He also received a petition with 200 signatures gathered by Yarmouth High School students seeking removal of the dams. Yoowong is an official in the Thai Bureau of International Cooperation Department of Water Resources. As Hudson led a presentation about the history of the dams and possible environmental consequences

and benefits of removing them, she asked how the public was educated about the issues involved. “Sometimes I just call groups and ask them if I can come and speak,” Hudson said. With vintage photos, copies of reports and studies, and local documents almost 180 years old, Hudson and Woods provided lessons in local history and the process that might lead to the removal of the dams. Woods and Hudson said more study on potential riverbank erosion, silt buildup in the lower stretches of the river, and the possible existence of contaminants left over from the industrial heyday of river use is needed before any permit applications are made. The visit culminated with a walk to the fish passage on the Bridge Street Dam

while Hudson pointed out how the river area has changed from industrial to recreational use. Repairing fish passages constructed in the early 1970s has been suggested by supporters of keeping the dams, but Hudson said her research has revealed area residents were concerned about a lack of fish upstream in the Royal River about 180 years ago. While noting the process is protracted and expensive, Hudson said dam removal is a trend in America. Woods agreed, adding a common practice of damming rivers two centuries ago has fallen out of favor for many reasons. “A dam project today would not be permitted,” he said. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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The unfunny truth behind the ‘3 biggest lies’ joke When I was doing standup, I would get corporate gigs, which often began with the guy from marketing telling the “three biggest lies” joke. The corporate world was more rigid then, and marketing was where the rebels hung out. It wasn’t unusual to see a marketing guy wearing a sport coat instead of a suit, even if it wasn’t Casual Friday. I’m serious. They were that crazy. When I was in business, The View the regular workers viewed them with a combination of suspicion and envy. How could these guys get away with drawing a salary and also keeping whole areas of their personalities intact? It was witchcraft. Or maybe the big bosses didn’t want to interfere with the people responsible for bringing in the revenue. So one of these corporate live wires would introduce the comic (me), but not before he showed off his own Mike Langworthy joke-telling prowess. A surprising number would tell some version of the “three biggest lies” joke. It was a sure-fire laugh-getter in a business crowd: you ask the crowd if they know the three biggest lies in the world. Depending on how informal the meeting was – i.e., how many women were in the room – the first two lies fell somewhere on the continuum of frat boy vulgarity from puerile to unpublishable, but the punch line was always the same: “And the biggest lie of them all: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.’” The joke seemed innocuous enough, a way of blowing off steam about the inconvenience and expense of governmental compliance. Every great joke, however, is rooted in a fundamental truth. Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the deeper dysfunction this joke exposes: a sinister campaign to coddle workers with pay scales approaching enough to live on and working conditions that don’t threaten their lives. This conspiracy, at all levels of government, has forced our courageous job creators to create jobs in other countries, where more enlightened leader-

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ship refuses to knuckle under to Big Brother. Places where they treat every worker like an adult. Even the children. It’s only recently, since Congress itself has become so opposed to big government that it has virtually stopped governing in protest, that I’ve been able to see the truth behind the laughter. More disturbingly, the current political climate has made me take a long hard look in the mirror. To my horror, I’m realizing I am a product of the problem. To paraphrase the immortal Walt Kelly, I have met the enemy and he is me. Not directly. I’ve never been a government employee. But big government made me what I am today. You see, my father was one of those smug, do-nothing bureaucrats. He spent his whole adult life feeding at the public trough while what my friend Mark calls “poor dumb saps” like you paid for it. I can’t pinpoint the exact date my father turned his back on the system that made this country great. He was probably a crybaby right from his first job, at the age of 4, carrying the milk and cottage cheese his cousins were selling door to door off a horse drawn cart in Elwell, Mich. Could have been when he talked the local grocer into letting him drive the delivery truck standing up because, at 9, he was too short to reach the pedals. The robust unemployment market the Depression was providing his father made that job possible, but did my dad ever thank the system? Not on your life. He was already showing all the earmarks of a future tick on the neck of society. I blame the unions. He had to join one when he went to work at an auto plant after high school, and you know what happens when those union goons get their hooks in you. They must have hammered him with their propaganda relentlessly, because finally he was either so frightened of hard work or so disgusted by being a capitalist tool that he quit his draft-exempt job in 1942 for his first sweet government dodge, bomber pilot and intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Three squares a day at Uncle Sam’s expense, not to mention an all-expense-paid boondoggle in the “occupation forces” in Japan. Some “occupation.” They mostly sat around on the base. They say that once a lion has tasted human flesh, it never goes back. Getting one of those soft-touch government jobs is like that, if my father is anything to go by. He couldn’t get off the gravy train. A couple of little welfare programs

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you may have heard of got him a college degree and a house, with time out for a sweet vacation from marriage on a carrier in the Sea of Japan during Korea. Eventually he hit the jackpot: probation officer. Why there’s never been an expose on these layabouts I’ll never know. Check this out: for 25 years all my father had to do was keep people out of prison, get them off drugs, talk businessmen into hiring convicted felons, drive them to work because they lost their licenses, get them to pay their victims back, check on their families when they were in rehab, and take guns away from them (after talking the cops out of shooting them) when they were threatening to kill their wives and children because hopelessness had driven them insane. And for this he had the gall to rip the taxpayers off for almost as much in a year as I made in a week writing jokes. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Yeah, right. You don’t have to tell me the three greatest lies joke. I lived it. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at

A plea for Falmouth’s older citizens

Don’t you think the time has come for Falmouth to think about helping its senior citizens, who try hard to live on a fixed income, by not raising their taxes? It’s hard enough to make it on a daily basis, with all the increases in food, fuel, utilities, etc. Why does the School Board have to increase the budget for people who don’t use the school system and are trying to pay the taxes they have now to stay in their homes? We are willing to pay our fair share for services provided by the town, but to add to our burden for things that aren’t absolutely necessary at this time? There is no need to raise taxes on the small percentage of people that have nothing to do with the children who go to school – and a brand new school, to boot. Our learning experiences years ago didn’t depend on the building we were in, but on caring, devoted teachers who didn’t need excess to help us learn. Please let the senior citizens of Falmouth continue to live in Falmouth by not raising their taxes and running them out of town because they can’t afford to live here anymore. Martha Marshall, Falmouth

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I’m writing to extend thanks and appreciation for the article, “Cumberland woman to bike 4,000 miles to fight cancer,” about Molly O’Shea’s participation in the 4K for Cancer bicycle ride. Since the article was published, Molly has received over $1,000 of support from members of the community and much of that, if not all, is a direct result of Alex Lear’s article. These donations support the mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, but they also qualified Molly to receive a much-needed bicycle in order to start a training regimen for the ride this spring. The article was well-written and Alex was really able to articulate Molly’s strong desire to make a meaningful contribution, thereby striking a chord with many of her neighbors and friends. Molly is generally very reserved, but she’s thankful and proud for the opportunity, and she felt particularly grateful to get the support and assistance of Alex and the local paper. Kudos for a job well done. Mara O’Shea, Cumberland

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Cumberland County Jail sexcapade an exception Much has been said in the press about the “evening sojourn” of two of the inmates in the Cumberland County Jail. It is true this was an inexcusable lapse by those in charge, officers on duty at the time and policies within the system. This should not happen and actions are being taken to prevent this from occurring again. However, this was one event in a long history of safe, secure and proper handling of inmates. The jail was built in 1994 and since that time, very few events have transpired causing safety concerns. In the past year, the jail has housed 11,131 persons, some of whom are the “worst of the worst,” including Federal prisoners from around the country, murderers and rapists. The staff provides a safe, healthy environment for the inmates, often dealing with abusive situations. In the past year, the county transported 6,252 adults to the County Courthouse, 13 to Bridgton Court, 12 to Bath Court and 417 juveniles to all courts for hearings, safely and without incident. All too often, one negative event far exceeds the positives done by those who serve the public faithfully and safely every day, often putting their own lives and safety in harm’s way. You can rest assured the events leading to this “sojourn” will be investigated and remedied, but we should also keep in mind and thank the officers protecting our public safety in our jails and in the line of duty. They choose the profession of public safety and should be applauded for their choice and thanked for their service. Susan Witonis, chairwoman Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Peter Crichton, Cumberland County manager

Film festival ads borrow from a classic Recently, The Forecaster has been running ads for the Maine Jewish Film Festival that include the headline, “You don’t have to be Jewish to love these films.” Pictured in the ad are people such as a priest. Clever, yes. Original, no. Back in the 1960s, when highly creative, much-honored Doyle, Dane & Bernbach won honors for the Volkswagen “Think Small” ads, among others, it also had the Levy’s rye bread account. It was given awards for, you guessed it, “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s Jewish Rye.” All of the ads featured definitely non-Jewish models. It’s a pity, isn’t it, that the Maine Jewish Film Festival can’t be more original in its advertising. John P. Wirtz Scarborough

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Let them eat egg salad Though it is safe to say that I am not a very discerning diner, I began to understand last week why Big Macs and Whoppers always seem to make me a little nauseous. It might be that “pink slime,” the ammonia-treated beef trimmings spun into a USDA-approved hamburger helper. Next they’ll probably tell us that Chicken McNuggets are made from feet, wattles and beaks. Also in last week’s food news, we learned The Universal that eating any red meat at all will kill you. I think I already knew that, doc. But that does beg the question: Why isn’t meat taxed as heavily as alcohol and tobacco? And shouldn’t you have to be 21 to buy steak? Surely you must have noticed that if you stopped eating evEdgar Allen Beem erything that was bad for you, you’d be on a diet of – I was going to say bread and water, but they’re not good for you either. Kale and coconut milk? Spirulina and green tea? Not only am I not a very healthy eater, I tend to be a binge eater. Not a binge-and-purge eater. Were that the case, I wouldn’t be 40 pounds overweight. No, I’m just a hungry man who goes on eating jags, craving the same foods until I’ve eaten too much of a good thing. I’m just coming off a two-year bagel binge for instance. For hundreds of mornings I stopped by Mr. Bagel, purchased a nice, fat bagel loaded with seeds of all kinds, took it home, toasted it and then drowned it in melted butter. Then one day a month or so ago, I found I couldn’t finish my morning bagel. The rich, cloying, salty taste of the butter was just too much. My body was obviously trying to tell me something. Switch to cream cheese, it was saying. Maybe try a little lox spread. This tendency to overdo it with food I like started in childhood. I once ate so much of Nana Gibson’s lobster Newburg, for instance, that I still


can’t eat anything with sherry in it. And because we lived out of state for a few years, I used to pig out on Italian sandwiches (as my brother-in-law in Tucson does now) whenever we came back to Maine to visit. As a result, I have a gap in my gustatory history, an Italian interregnum for several years between Amato’s in Portland in the 1950s and Fruitland in Westbrook in the 1960s. In recent years, I have over-indulged and had to take breaks from quite a few foods, among them the dol sot bi bim bop at Korea House, the house pho at Veranda Noodle Bar, the golden fried oyster sandwich at Po’ Boys & Pickles, the corned beef and Swiss on a roll with mustard at Full Belly Deli, the pulled pork at Buck’s Naked, Tony’s Donuts, and melt-in-your-mouth burgers at Roy’s All-Steak in Auburn and Harmon’s Lunch in West Falmouth. But one food I never get tired of is egg salad. Whenever I get hungry while driving around the state on assignment, I make it a practice to stop at a gas station for an egg salad sandwich. There’s not much you can do to ruin egg salad and, for reasons unknown, gas stations always seem to have them, whether prefab in triangular boxes or homemade to order. I was on my way from Pittsfield to Ripley via Hartland and St. Albans recently when I pulled in at a likely looking gas station/convenience store somewhere along Route 152. “How’s the egg salad,” I asked the woman behind the counter. “Made fresh today,” she replied. And there in that grubby little backwater gas station I purchased the best egg salad sandwich I have ever eaten – soft, chewy whole wheat bread, a generous helping of perfect egg salad, a little lettuce, salt and pepper. Mmmmm, mmmmm. I had egg salad in my mustache all the way home to Yarmouth. An egg salad and a Yoo-hoo. Now that’s good eatin’. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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Edna Mildred Menchen, 94: Dedicated to family and community PORTLAND — Edna Mildred Menchen, 94, died March 10 at Mercy Hospital. Menchen lived a long and wonderful life, dedicated to her family, her church and her community. Born April 27, 1917, in Pownal, she was the daughter of Claude and Villa Fogg Snow. She was proud to have been born and lived her whole live in Pownal. In 1937, she married Edward Menchen, a marriage that lasted until his death in 1990. She had a strong faith in God and was active in the Pownal Congregational Church right up until her final years. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, church treasurer and one of the stalwarts of the famous

Pownal church suppers – her rhubarb pies were a particular favorite. She was a member of the Eastern Star and an assistant 4-H Club Leader. Menchen served as Pownal’s town treasurer for five years, town clerk for 26 years, registrar of voters for 21 years and tax collector for 11 years. In March 2002, she received a 26-year service award for serving on these boards. In 1996, the town dedicated the Annual Town Report to her. She was also a member of the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society. In 1991 she received the first North Pownal Community Club Service Award and in 2002 she received official recogni-

tion from the State of Maine Legislature. Menchen was blessed with a green thumb. An early advocate of organic farming methods, she understood the benefits of composting. She took delight in receiving seed catalogs in the dead of winter and planning her gardens. She was very interested in the local efforts to document Pownal’s floral heritage and passed along many of her plants and seeds to those in the community. A longtime member of the Granite Grange, she assisted in setting up the Grange harvest exhibits at the Cumberland Fair and was the recipient of numerous ribbons for her produce, canned goods and needlework. She worked for many years at Freeport Shoe and Eastland Shoe. She had many intellectual interests and was valedictorian of her graduating class from North Yarmouth Academy. She had a passion for word games and puzzles and loved sewing, making quilts for family and clothes for six during WWII rationing. She was a Maine State Grange dress-making winner. Besides her parents and husband, Menchen was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Snow and Carlton Snow, and

her son-in-law, Leslie Avann. She is survived by her six children, Patricia Menchen of Citrus Springs, Fla., Sheila Merritt and her husband, Alan, of Texas and Orono, Sandra Puckett of Falmouth, Michael Menchen and his wife, Jacquelin, of Portland, Wendy Avann of Hooksett, N.H. and Gary and his wife, Margaret, of Cambridge, Mass. and Waterville; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on March 13 at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Ln., Yarmouth followed by funeral services on March 14 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the First Parish Congregational Church of Pownal, 422 Hallowell Road., Pownal, ME 03069.

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FREEPORT — Thomas Hawkes, 54, died March 6. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend. A celebration of his life will be held on March 24 at 2 p.m. at 939 Elmwood Road, Pownal. Family and friends are welcome to share memories, stories and pictures.

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Obituaries Eleanor “Ellie” Canavan Hill, 94 CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Eleanor “Ellie” Canavan Hill, 94, died on March 11 at Island Commons on Chebeague. She was born in Portland on July 31, 1917, to Ellen Hall and Joseph P. Canavan. She was the eldest and last survivor of five children. She was educated at Cummings School Hill and graduated from Portland High School in 1935. After raising her family, she attended Northeastern University in Boston where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1967. In September of 1935 she married Franklin M. Hill of Chebeague Island, and together they had three daughters and made their first home on Chebeague before settling in Malden, Mass. Franklin died in 1968. She was very active in Girl Scouting, representing the local council at a jamboree in Bogota, Columbia. She was first employed as a sales clerk at W.T. Grants and went to become secretary to the president at First National Bank of Malden. After she retired, Hill served as secretary at her daughter’s dance studio where she performed with the adult tap and jazz dance group until the age of 80. In 1999 she again retired, this time to Chebeague where she was active in the Ladies Aid, group exercise at the Island Commons and golf. Hill is survived by her three daughters, Sandra Rice and her husband, Malcolm, of Chebeague Island and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Susan West and her husband, Richard, of Kennebunkport, Rochelle McDonald of North Andover, Mass.; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a large extended family and cadre of friends. Visiting hours were held on March 15 at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Ln., Yarmouth. Burial will take place later this

spring on Chebeague Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hill’s memory to Island Commons, 132 Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.

Elizabeth Palmer Soule, 78 PORTLAND — Elizabeth “Lou” Palmer Soule, 78, died at Mercy Hospital on March 13. The daughter of Hilda Libby Ives and John Emery Palmer, Soule was born August 9, 1933, in Portland, where she spent a happy childhood cruising around the Western Prom with family and friends, riding her horse on the Portland Country Club greens and playing sports and singing in the chorus at Waynflete School. After earning degrees from Bradford Junior College and McGill University, she returned to Portland and worked in the family business, J.E. Palmer Co. In 1957 she married Wallace G. Soule Jr. and they made their home in Yarmouth, raising four children together. She was a familiar face in Yarmouth and was often spotted in her ten-seat Land Rover filled with kids, shuttling them to and from sporting events, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, music lessons and the Yarmouth Boat Yard, the family gateway to one of her favorite summer spots, Lower Goose Island. Her home was always open to her neighbors and friends and even the stray cat or two. During these busy years, Soule cultivated her interest in gardening and houseplants at home and as an employee at Winslow’s Greenhouse in Yarmouth and Skillins Greenhouses in Falmouth. After moving to Freeport, she hung her own shingle on The Freeport Greenhouse in 1982 which she owned and operated as a full-service florist shop and greenhouse for 25 years. These were the happiest times for her: pinching and pruning her flora, delivering bouquets in the worst of weather or staying open after hours to

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The family would like to thank the caring staff at Mercy for their help and support during this time. A celebration of her life will be held on March 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the “Lou Soule Scholarship Fund” c/o Seeds of Independence, P.O. Box 8, Freeport, ME 04032.

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Learn to sail at the Harraseeket Yacht Club in South Freeport Sailing is meet the nicest people in a sailboat. 2012 Youth Sailing Program • Choose your Session:

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Brandt from page 2 Tuesday that he knows of Brandt’s work not just as a colleague, but as a parent of a Greely Middle School student. “(I) was always very impressed with the manner in which she was organized, and the way in which she communicated with fellow administrators,” he said. Hardy noted that as a Cumberland resident, he knows of Brandt’s reputation throughout the community, and that “ev-

Unsung Hero from page 6 the “L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook” (Lyons Press, 2007) as well as dozens of articles for magazines such as American Angler, Fly Fisherman and Saltwater Fly Fishing. Last August, Lord was awarded the highest distinction in the fly casting world, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Fly Fishers. A press release at the time said “his words, like his instructions show beginners and experts alike how to take



eryone thinks very highly of her.” Following an application process, Brandt learned she was one of four finalists for the honor. Her school was visited by MPA members who were former principals of the year; they met with her, and separately with a group of parents and staff. Brandt will be recognized April 26 at the Maine Principals Association’s Spring Conference. She will also be honored in September by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Brandt, 50, and her husband live in Poland Spring. She became Greely Middle

School principal in 2005, after previously serving as a Spanish and French teacher, teacher leader and acting assistant principal. Prior to that she taught in Maryland. “I never imagined I’d stay in the same position for seven years, but I love it,” she said. One of the greatest challenges of her job, Brandt said, was not having much administrative experience, which created a steep learning curve the first year. The school, like many others, must address increased student learning needs in the face of declining resources, she said.

But Brandt takes it all in stride. “All those things that seem like challenges, they spark creativity,” she said. “Those are all opportunities to think together, ‘how are we going to solve this, what are we going to do to make this better?’” Brandt noted that one of the chief rewards of her job is working with kids, as well as a community of supportive parents. “All the way around,” she said, “this is the dream job.”

their skills to the next level, focusing on many of the little casting techniques that incrementally lead to the whole of being more successful in the water.” But Lord’s inspiring story extends well beyond the fly fishing world. Even as he was working at Bean, Lord was overseeing the health of his mother back in Kentucky, who suffered from a mental illness. One year alone, he took 11 trips back to Kentucky, a situation forcing him to give up his regular status at Bean. The experience of caring for his mother, combined with his natural inclination to serve others, prompted Lord to set out on a new career path in 2008: the minis-

try. He enrolled at the Portland campus of the Bangor Theological Seminary in order to earn a master’s degree in theology. Most of his training has been in the field: serving as a hospital chaplain and a prison chaplain. Lord easily sees the parallels between being an expert teacher of fly fishers and serving as a chaplain. “In teaching, as in ministry, I’m developing a bond with another person,” he said. “I’m always drawn to meaning. When you teach someone to make a good cast, that’s a beautiful moment. You’re teaching them to cast out into the universe. With prisoners, you’re helping

them cast out, in a way, to find some peace and hope and sanity.” Lord continues to serve as an instructor at Bean as he prepares for his new career. During a conversation at his home, he told a story that speaks to his substance and sensitivity. “On May 30, 2011, my grandmother died at the age of 102, Lord said. “I went back to Kentucky for the memorial service. There was a place on a door panel on that old farm where she used to write milestones. I saw one I’d never seen before: ‘May 20, 1968, ML - 13 bluegill.’ “I guess that was my first official fishing report.”

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It was a winter to savor


(Ed. Note: We recapped the basketball season last week) By Michael Hoffer Mother Nature was kind to us this winter. The local sports action was a pleasure as well. Forecaster Country athletes turned heads on the ice, track, slopes, trails and in the pool. Before we move on to what might actually be an early spring, here’s one last look back at and tribute to the stars of winter.

Winter 2011-12 team state champions Falmouth Yachtsmen boys’ Nordic skiing, Class A Falmouth Yachtsmen boys’ combined skiing, Class A Freeport Falcons girls’ Alpine skiing, Class C Freeport Falcons girls’ combined skiing, Class C Greely Rangers boys’ hockey, Class B Greely Rangers girls’ hockey Greely Rangers boys’ swimming, Class B Greely Rangers girls’ swimming, Class B Merriconeag girls’ Nordic skiing, Class C North Yarmouth Academy Panthers boys’ Nordic skiing, Class C Yarmouth Clippers boys’ basketball, Class B Yarmouth Clippers boys’ Nordic skiing, Class B Yarmouth Clippers girls’ Nordic skiing, Class B Yarmouth Clippers boys’ combined skiing, Class B Yarmouth Clippers, girls’ combined skiing, Class B

Winter 2011-12 team regional champion Falmouth Yachtsmen girls’ hockey, West Region

Winter 2011-12 individual state champions Indoor track Reid Pryzant, Falmouth, Class B boys’ 55 hurdles Catherine Fellows, Greely, Class B girls’ shot put Mike Leeman, Greely, Class B boys’ long jump Nestor Taylor, Greely Class B boys’ 800

Swimming Ryan Conley, Falmouth, Class B diving Jake Perron, Falmouth, Class B boys’ 500 freestyle


There were plenty of championship celebrations in Forecaster Country this winter. The first featured the Greely girls’ hockey team.

Dan Spencer, Greely, Class B boys’ 50 freestyle Dan Spencer, Greely, Class B boys’ 100 freestyle Nicola Mancini, Falmouth, Class B girls’ diving Sarah Easterling, Greely, Class B girls’ 200 individual medley Sarah Easterling, Greely, Class B girls’ 100 backstroke Sara Schad, Greely, Class B girls’ 50 freestyle Sara Schad, Greely, Class B girls’ 100 freestyle

Skiing Leika Scott, Falmouth, Class B girls’ Alpine slalom Elly Bengtsson, Freeport, Class C girls’ Alpine slalom Elly Bengtsson, Freeport, Class C girls’ Alpine giant slalom Elyse Dinan, Greely, Class B girls’ skimeister Zoe Chace-Donahue, Merriconeag, Class C girls’ Nordic classic Zoe Chace-Donahue, Merriconeag, Class C girls’ Nordic skate Ian Moore, NYA, Class C boys’ Nordic classic Cam Regan, NYA, Class C boys’ Nordic skate

Jack Elder, Yarmouth, Class B boys’ Nordic skate

Michael’s top five stories 5) Fantastic Fortier Falmouth’s girls’ hockey team didn’t wind up winning the state title (falling to Greely in the finale), but it did feature the most dynamic player, senior Megan Fortier. Fortier returned to Falmouth from North Yarmouth Academy for her final season and did she ever dazzle. Listed as a defenseman, Fortier was consistently racing up the ice, weaving through the opposition, then firing shots past helpless goalies. She’ll take her skills to the college level and won’t soon be forgotten.

4) Indoor track champs While the Falmouth and Greely indoor track juggernauts weren’t able to bring home team hardware this winter (a momentary hiccup for certain), those schools did produce individual winners. Falmouth’s Reid Pryzant captured the Class B 55 boys’ hurdles crown. Greely’s continued page 22

Falmouth sophomore Ben Freeman and his teammates made it to the Western A Final this winter.

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Recap from page 21 Mike Leeman (long jump) and Nestor Taylor (800) were also boys’ Class B winners. The lone local girls’ champion was Greely’s Catherine Fellows, who took the shot put.

3) Greely’s swimmers have no peer


Freeport sophomore Elly Bengtsson left the rest of Class C in her wake as she won both the Class C Alpine slalom and giant slalom last month.

In the pool, there was Greely and then there was everyone else. The Rangers boys won their third successive Class B title, riding the dominance of Dan Spencer, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle. Falmouth produced event winners Ryan Conley (diving) and Jake Perron (500 free) and placed sixth. On the girls’ side,

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Greely was tops for the second time in three seasons as Performer of the Meet Sarah Easterling set meet records in both the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Sara Schad won both the 50 and 100 free. Falmouth’s Nicola Mancini repeated as diving champ.

2) Sensational skiers

Every Forecaster Country ski team save Greely won at least one championship last month, continuing a recent trend. Going by class, Falmouth’s boys won the Class A Nordic and combined championships, Yarmouth was first in Nordic and combined on both the boys’ and girls’ sides in Class B, while in Class C, Freeport’s girls won Alpine and combined, Merriconeag took the girls’ Nordic crown and NYA’s boys repeated as Nordic champs as well. If that wasn’t enough, Falmouth’s Leika Scott (Class A girls’ Alpine slalom), Freeport’s Elly Bengtsson (Class C girls’ Alpine slalom and giant slalom), Greely’s Elyse Dinan (Class A girls’ skimeister), Merriconeag’s Zoe Chace-Donahue (Class C girls’ Nordic classic and skate), NYA’s Ian Moore (Class C boys’ Nordic classic) and Cam Regan (Class C boys’ Nordic skate) and

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Recap from page 22 Yarmouth’s Jack Elder (Class B boys’ Nordic skate) all took home individual crowns.

1) Greely sweeps hockey titles The Greely hockey teams made history this winter as both took home championship trophies, marking the first time that happened. The girls’ didn’t go about it easily, struggling down the stretch before


riding the goaltending brilliance of senior Emma Seymour and a potent offense through the regional playoffs all the way to a stunning dominance of Falmouth in the state final. The Greely boys entered the season the favorite and made it two titles in three seasons when the Rangers peaked in the tournament, downing rivals Yarmouth and York before handling Messalonskee in the Class B state game. Both programs are primed for further glory going forward. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Local skiers helped the Maine team win the recent NENSA New England J2 Festival, beating all the other New England states. This event paired the top 14- and 15-year olds from the region. Local participants included Cape Elizabeth’s Dana Hatton and Julian Pelzer, Falmouth’s Gabe Mahoney and Sam Pratico, Freeport’s Elizabeth Martin, Merriconeag’s Eli McCurdy, Samantha Pierce, Graham Roeber and Jesse Saffeir, Portland’s Laura Frank and Lizzy Landry, Topsham’s Sam Wood and Yarmouth’s Lucy Alexander, Sam Alexander, Braden Becker, Carter Hall, Jasper Houston, Ihilia Lesnikova, Caitlin Teare and Ellie Teare.

Falmouth JV hockey team wins tournament The Falmouth JV hockey team recently won the 11th annual season-end invitational. Falmouth won all three qualifying games to make it to the semifinals, where it beat St. Dom’s in overtime, 4-3. Falmouth beat Gorham, 4-2, to win the title. Falmouth last won the tournament 10 years ago when the team was coached by Ron Tozier (Ron’s son Reid is the head coach of the current team). Front row (left to right): Connor MacDowell, Jake contributed photo Grade, Patrick Horgan, Hunter Low, Tyler Jordan, Nate Wolf, Brandon Peters, Griffin Cady, Jack Mainella, Matt Edmonds, Sam Mildrum. Back row: Connor Jordan, coach Pat Halligan, Brandon Boehm, Kelvin Cho, coach Reid Tozier, Cole Aaskov, Will Nash.

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Roundup Falmouth’s Bucksbaum earns Gatorade honor Falmouth junior Caitlin Bucksbaum (flanked by coach Wally LeBlanc, far left, and athletic director Cooper Higgins) was recently named the Gatorade Maine Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year. Bucksbaum is the first Falmouth girls’ player to receive the honor. Bucksbaum scored 10 goals and had 11 assists to help the Yachtsmen win the Class B state title last fall and was selected as Falmouth’s Fall Female Athlete of the Year. Bucksbaum came to Falmouth this school year from North Carolina. She’s an ‘A’ student, belongs to the school’s Environmental Action Committee, has volunteered as a peer math tutor, youth soccer coach and with the Ronald McDonald Michael Hoffer / The Forecaster House. “I was really surprised,” said Bucksbaum, who has verbally committed to play at Villanova. “This has been a dream. When I was a freshman, I heard about people getting the award, but I never thought I’d get it. Wally really helped me out. The team was really good and passionate about the game.” “(Catilin’s) so extremely driven,” said LeBlanc. “When she got here, she let her talents be shown, but what I was impressed with more was how much she cared for the rest of the team and was able to get along with the girls and find her role. I think it speaks volumes for the type of individual she is. I love watching her play. Her decision-making is quick and intelligent, but the passion is what I like most about Caitlin. She absolutely loves soccer.”

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Just Let The Kids Play presentation in Falmouth Falmouth Little League and Falmouth Youth Soccer Association are sponsoring an evening with Bob Bigelow, author of “Just Let The Kids Play,” Wed., April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Elementary School. The event is free to the public. FMI, com or

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The Friends of Portland Public Library recently received a $3,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the hiring of a volunteer coordinator, Jim Charette, pictured, to increase the use of volunteers that serve the Portland Public Library. The volunteer coordinator will play an important role with the new City of Readers Store located on the lower level of the main library. The City of Readers Store sells high quality books and CDs, all of which have been donated to the library; all proceeds support the library.

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Awards Tom Wilbur and Catherine CartyWilbur, owners of Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections, were recently awarded the prestigious Gowell Award

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

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for submissions for “Paint for Preservation 2012,” its annual juried wet paint auction. Deadline for submissions is March 28; samples should be submitted on CD or via e-mail; form/instructions at

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Film Tuesday 3/27 Splinters, 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7, 828-5600.


Books & Authors

”Chronology of A Life:” Artists Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Preacher, runs through April 30, Glickman Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.

Maine Festival of the Book, runs March 29-April1, for details on locations and tickets visit

”Mixed Media,” by Louise Philbrick, March 2-April 4, Flat Iron Gallery, 594 Congress St., Portland,

Tuesday 3/27

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

Yarmouth Historical Society Book Discussion on “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259 or

Wednesday 3/28 ”Is There a Real Maine?” Children’s Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Kieran Sheilds book discussion, 7 p.m., USM Book Store, 35 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4072.

Thursday 3/29 Book Discussion on “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Saturday 3/31 Derek LoVitch book discussion, 3 p.m., Freeport Wild Bird Sup-

Don’t miss out on all our ONGOING calendar events! Click on the Lifestyle tab at for a full list of Arts & Entertainment Listings, including ongoing museum and gallery exhibits.

”Scenes from Maine,” runs through April 29, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097. ”Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” March 2-April 3, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Friday 3/23 Free Portrait Demo, 7-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Saturday 3/24 ”My So-called Teenage Life,” runs through April 29, Clayton Cafe, 441 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 874-5423.

Friday 3/30 Figure Drawing Class, 7-9 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617. ”Red Horse,” 6-8 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, runs through April 28, 846-6264.

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

Music Thursday 3/22 Nashville Songwriters Association Portland Chapter Meeting, 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 272-27148. Noonday Concert Series, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Saturday 3/24 Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 18+, $12 advance/$15 door, portcitymusichall. com or 899-4990. Maine State Handbell Festival, 4:30 p.m., Greely Middle School, 351 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 7297331 or 781-5580.

Tuesday 3/27 All-City Concert, Portland Public Schools, 6:30 p.m., Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 615-1244.


Authors Janet Baribeau and John Davis will sign copies of their books and reminisce about Maine history with visitors to the Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Above, Bailey Island’s Mackerel Cove is pictured in this 1986 photo.

Thursday 3/29

Thursday 3/22

DaPonte String Quartet performs at Noon Day Concerts, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

”The Music Man Jr.,” runs through March 25, Thu./Fri 7 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m./7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Middle School, 14 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, $8 adults/$5 students, 799-8176.

Sunday 3/31 Jonny Corndawg, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 21+, $8, portlandempire. com. Mark Tipton Quartet presents Muppets and Sesame St. Jazz, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 adults/$7 students/$5 children, mayostarts. org.

Theater & Dance ”Little Me,” March 7-April 1, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., for a complete list of performances and prices visit thegoodtheater. com. ”Uncle Bob,” runs through March 28, 7:30 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $10 suggested donation, 899-3993.

”Tied to the Tracks,” 7:30 p.m., also on Friday 3/23, Greely High School, 303 Main St., Cumberland, $6 adults/$5 students and seniors. Trey McIntyre Project, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $30-38, 842-0800 or

Sunday 3/25 ”Can You Hear Me Know,” 7:30 p.m, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $15/$12 students and seniors, 899-3993.

Thursday 3/29 ”Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” runs through April 15, Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can, $19/$15 seniors and students, 865-5505 or

Saturday 3/31 ”Swan Lake,” 2 p.m., second show on April 1 at 2 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $20-40, 842-0800 or

Mid Coast Auditions/Calls for Art Works needed for “A Natural Order” exhibit, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Works should feature a natural species. Deadline for submissions April 9, $15 entry fee for first work, $5 for additional pieces. Contact Liz McGhee at Spindleworks for more information 725-8820. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, needs birdhouses, wind and garden sculptures and garden oriented works in all media for a future exhibit. Deadline for submissions is April 1. For more information call 443-1499


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Inuit Art Exhibition from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, runs through April 16, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3416

Theater Dance Thursday 3/22

”How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” Thu./Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 and 7 p.m., runs through 3/24, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road,

Friday 3/23

Friday 3/23 ”Holiday,” 7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Monday 3/26 ”Living Downstream” film and discussion, 5:30 p.m., Parkview Adventist Medical Center, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, 795-8250.

Friday 3/30 ”The Lady Eve,” 7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.,


Brunswick, 725-5242.

”A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., through April 1, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, pay-what-you-can, $12 suggested donation, 729-8584.

Friday 3/30

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Out & About

Great roots artists at One Longfellow Square By Scott Andrews One Longfellow Square never ceases to amaze me with the variety and quality of the artists hosted on its small stage. Two most interesting concerts are coming up within the next week. First up is the Gibson Brothers, a topnotch bluegrass band from upstate New York. They’re regulars at the big summer bluegrass festivals, where I’ve seen them several times, but this Saturday is a rare chance to see and hear them indoors in Maine. Berklee College of Music is a Boston institution where popular musical genres are taught and talents developed. A new Berklee development is a traveling road show that spotlights the school’s upand-coming talent. It motors into One Longfellow Square on March 29. It’s also the 10th anniversary season for Good Theater, Portland’s superlative professional company. Last week’s “Out & About” was so crowded with events that I didn’t have the space to properly salute this milestone. So let’s do it this week.

Gibson Brothers The brother duo is one of bluegrass music’s time-tested sub-genres. Exemplars include the Louvin Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds and Maine’s own Bill and Dobs Smith. On the national bluegrass scene, the leading act in that line is the Gibson Brothers – Eric and Leigh – who grew up on a farm in upstate New York and now motor around the country (along with three additional band-mates) giving concerts and appearing at festivals. In 2010 the Gibson Brothers snagged the Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently they released their 10th CD. Titled “Help My Brother,” the album’s overarching theme is the important things in life, a message which harks back to the brothers’ childhood on a family farm. Each of the songs on the album, mostly originals by the pair, reflects this motif. The title track was written by Leigh Gibson and explores the Golden Rule in a new light. “Walking West to Memphis” recounts the story of a roustabout who, down on his luck, realizes that the happiness he seeks will be found in the arms of his Memphis girl. They also pay tribute to classic brother duos on a pair of covers: “He Can Be Found in a Mother’s Smile” (Louvin

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Brian Allen is the artistic director of Good Theater, the Portland professional company celebrating its 10th anniversary season.

Brothers) and “I’ll Love Nobody But You” (Jim and Jesse McReynolds). With its uplifting message and tight brother harmonies, “Help My Brother” will further cement the Gibson Brothers’ reputation as the best of their kind. They made the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited two years ago. Writer Chris Stuart opined: “The brothers and the band are what’s called in baseball ‘five-tool’ players. They have it all: lead vocals, brotherduet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material. “Success in the music business is not guaranteed (in some cases, hardly deserved), but with the Gibson Brothers, who measure success in terms of family, friends, and a life of music, they have found success by always remembering where they came from, by appreciating others, and by taking the hills and valleys of life with humor and grace.” One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland, presents the Gibson Brothers at 8 p.m. March 24. Call 761-1757.

Berklee Roots Road Show Boston likes to call itself the Hub of the Universe, and its large number of incredibly good schools and colleges is one of the reasons backing up that audacious claim. Berklee College of Music, the largest independent school of its type,

is one of the leading lights on Boston’s educational and cultural scene. Unlike classical conservatories and most college music departments, Berklee focuses almost entirely on popular genres, including jazz, rock, reggae, hip hop, salsa, folk and bluegrass. And it’s been wildly successful. Since its 1945 start-up, a total of 87 Berklee graduates have tallied a total of 205 Grammy Awards. Among the school’s many roots-oriented alumnae who are currently prominent are Sierra Hull, April Verch and Gillian Welch. Berklee is currently testing a new format for musician training in the form of a traveling performing troupe that moves from city to city. On March 29 the Berklee Roots Road Show will pull into One Longfellow Square for one night. Expect a variety show comprised of a cross section of the finest musicians from Berklee’s American Roots Music program. Managing director and Road Show co-host Joe Walsh is a familiar face in Portland. Formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow, Walsh is currently the mandolinist for the Gibson Brothers, plus he plays with the Stowaways, a Portland-based all star bluegrass ensemble. One Longfellow Square, corner of Congress and State in Portland, presents the Berklee Roots Road Show at 8 p.m. March 29. Call 761-1757.

Good Theater Ten years ago a new professional theater troupe made its debut in Portland under a curiously understated name: Good Theater. Many people including myself believe that Good Theater is Portland’s best and most versatile company and consistently delivers the city’s top stagecraft, selecting a mix of newly released scripts plus classics from the canon. Co-founders Brian Allen (artistic director) and Steve Underwood (technical director) were already well known in southern Maine artistic circles. Allen had independently produced and directed several fund-raising dramas for Merrymeeting AIDS Society and had recently completed a stint as managing director of Portland Players. Underwood is an actor, writer and co-

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median (Maine Hysterical Society) and a musician with several southern Maine bands, where he earned a reputation for being a painstakingly professional performer. Allen and Underwood had teamed up before, in a national tour of “Radical Radio,” a small-scale musical for children that they co-wrote. I’ve seen nearly every production at Good Theater, and nearly every one has received a rave review in this space. The current format is a four-show season plus a Christmas/Holiday special and occasionally another one-off performance. Allen’s mix is eclectic, usually with one or two comedies, a drama and a smallbook musical. The current offering is “Little Me,” a hysterically funny musical with script by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Casts mostly comprise non-Equity professionals from Maine, with an occasional Equity actor from New York imported for key roles. Although it doesn’t call itself a repertory company, Good Theater achieves that feeling because so many of its best actors keep coming back season after season. Three of the cast members of “Little Me” had major roles in Good Theater’s 2002 production of the same title: Underwood (playing seven roles), Kelly Caufield and Lynne McGhee. Congratulations on reaching the 10th anniversary milestone. Looking forward to many more seasons.

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Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 3/24 Pizza Madness 2012 Tournament of Taste to benefit Freeport High School Project Graduation, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $8, 865-0346.

Sunday 3/25 Sitting Pretty Fundraiser, 4-6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $10 per person/$25 family, 865-6171.

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Wednesday 3/28

Oratorio Chorale Benefit Concert, 3 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, $20 advance/$25 door, 798-7985 or

AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, $14, registration required, 8796024.

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Thursday 3/29

Circle of Musicians, Sundays 2-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $3 per person/$5 couple,

”Collection 2012” Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, $5, 874-8165.

Friday 3/30

William H. Rowe School is currently enrolling children in Kindergarten. Child must be five on or before Oct. 15, 846-3771.

Falmouth Historical Society Table Games, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, $12, 781-4727.

Benefit Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Maine Mead Works, 51 Washington Ave., Portland, $5, 773-6323.

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

Saturday 3/31

Friday 3/30

Sunday 3/25

Senior Fest Talent Show and Silent Auction to benefit Yarmouth High School’s Project Graduation, 5:30 p.m., Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth, $5.

Cumberland County Tea Party Patriots Meeting, 1:30 p.m, Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, 657-7737.

Thursday 3/29


Easter Egg Hunt, 12 p.m., Coastal Wellness Chiropractic, 1231 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355. Cesar Chavez Observance, 3-5 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 518-9177. Freeport Lioness Variety Show, 7 p.m., Freeport High School, 30

March 22, 2012

Holbrook St., Freeport, $10 advance/$3 ages 12 and under, 865-9523. Rummage/Yard Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., First United Methodist Chruch, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, 767-2688.

Call for Volunteers AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or


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Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Council Meeting Council Finance Committee Zoning Board of Appeals


Mon. 3/26 7:30 a.m. Town Council


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ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for children from around the world, need to be available for an entire school semester or year, for more information contact Joyce at 737-4666 or


Foster Grandparents needed to work in classrooms, ages 55 +, 773-0202.

Thu. 3/22 Mon. 3/26 Tue. 3/27 Tue. 3/27

Dining Out Holy Trinity Greek Bread Sale, order bread now to be picked up April 3-5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or April 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 133 Pleasant St., Portland, $8 per loaf, 883-3527. Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children. Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children. Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational

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American Red Cross needs volunteers at the Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-7373 ext. 37.

Saturday 3/24




Selectmen and MSAD Directors Conservation Commission Board of Selectmen Zoning Board of Appeals


8 a.m. School Board/Admin Budget Workshop


Wed. 3/28 6:30 p.m. Business Meeting Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, $9 adult/$7 students/$7 children, 797-4573. Spaghetti Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, $6 adults/$4 children.

Saturday 3/31 Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle


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Empty Bowls Supper, 5-7 p.m., Sacred Heart St. Dominic Church, corner of Mellen & Sherman St., Portland, $10, 773-6562.

Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, $7 adults/$3 children, 797-4066.

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Health & Support

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Dining Out

Public Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $7 adults/$3 children, 883-6540.

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

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

Friday 3/23

Kids and Family

Lunch at the Library, 12 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Garden & Outdoors Friday 3/23 Check Out the Stars, 2-3 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 3/22 Yoga for Every Body, 5:30 p.m., Bright Star World Dance Studio, 496 Congress St., Portland, 4152525.

Sunday 3/25

GED prep, South Portland Adult Education, Tue./Thu. 6-8:15 p.m., South Portland High School,

Essential Tremor Information Session, 2-3:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center Scarborough Learning Center, 100 West Entrance, Campus Drive, Scarborough, 661-7001.

Thursday 3/22

Monday 3/26

Hiring & Firing Do’s and Don’ts, 7:30-9 a.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth, RSVP, 523-2254.

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 632-2605.

Friday 3/23

Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture, 5 p.m., UNE Portland, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,

Religion and Government Conference, 9 a.m., Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4294.

Saturday 3/24 Textile Day, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.

Tuesday 3/27 Business Startup Basics, 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., 2nd Floor, East Tower, Portland, register online at Deb Bergeron Lecture, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Wednesday 3/28 Impact of Nutrition on ADHD, 6:30 p.m., Apothecary By Design, 84 Marginal Way (in the InterMed Building), Suite 100, Portland, 7745220. Wellness Wednesday, 6 p.m., Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7911

Saturday 3/31 True North Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., True North, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, truenorthhealthcenter. org.

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

Mid Coast Benefits Sunday 3/25 Wild Oats Celebrates 20 Years by Giving, benefiting People Plus and the Brunswick Teen Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

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Sunday 3/25

Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woodside Elementary, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, 725-1243.

Vegetable Growing 105, 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-7694.

Saturday 3/24

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Royal Spaghetti Supper, 5-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, $10, 725-2417.

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of ways,” she said of the budget that includes no new programs and adds one seventh-grade teacher to reduce large class sizes. The budget also includes requests for additional hours for teachers and staff needed to accommodate students with special needs. Powers said 18 of the district’s 50 new students have some level of special need. Finance Director Dan O’Shea said the regular budget must absorb a loss


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million increase in state education funds. More than $1.5 million of the district’s anticipated $7.49 million total in state aid is debt service on Falmouth Elementary School and will not go toward operating expenses. Powers said she encourages people to consider the first elementary school debt payment outside the proposed operating budget because the project was approved by taxpayers. “Frankly, we’re to the bone in a lot

of $650,000 from the Federal Jobs Bill grant and state revisions to Medicaid reimbursement. The revenue loss adds 3.03 percent in operating costs as positions are absorbed into the fiscal 2013 budget. Additional factors in the spending increase are a 2.25 percent negotiated contract increase for teachers and 50 additional students, O’Shea said. O’Shea noted the budget reflects a savings of $85,000 from the middle school heat conversion to a wood chip boiler. The Town Council is reviewing an $11 million municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Nathan Poore. It calls for

from page 1 Commission to launch a new program to help eradicate invasive species and reseed traditional shellfishing grounds in the Harraseeket River. Councilors took no action on the entire $2.27 million capital budget covering the Police and Fire departments, Public Works and municipal items beyond the operations budget. After an hour-long hearing on capital budget items, including the shellfish commission request, councilors discussed the budget requests in a workshop. An April 3 vote is scheduled for the capital budget. The commission’s request for funding is what Marine Warden Tom Kay called a “placeholder” while he and the panel work on more details about a program to trap European green crabs and tapeworms, and plant “spats” – shellfish larvae species that would help reverse a trend of declining harvests in the river. “It is very critical we get these programs started,” Kay said about what would be a five-year plan to restore habitat health and attract younger participants to one of the town’s oldest industries. Sawyer asked councilors to view the budget request as they would an incentive plan to lure a new business to town, an opinion shared by resident Allie McCormack. “Part of the reason I enjoy Freeport is because there is a texture that includes clammers,” McCormack said. The initial proposal would allocate $25,000 for traps and netting to deter shellfish predators, and $25,000 for supplies, including floats, shellfish seedlings, lumber and fuel for reseeding work. The remaining 50 percent would be spent on administrative, labor and permit costs for the program. Commission member Tom Bennett, who said he has been shellfishing on the river for 43 years, said the five-year commitment is needed to get the program

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a 3 percent spending increase while, for the fourth consecutive year, adding nothing to the tax rate. The Town Council and School Board will hold a joint budget meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Town Hall. A public hearing on school and municipal budgets is slated for April 11 on the school campus. The Town Council is expected to vote on the budgets April 23. A school budget referendum will be held June 12. Gillian Graham can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @grahamgillian.

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moving, even if councilors can only vote annually on each budget request. Bennett, 59, said the last five years have been especially harsh on local shellfish yields, with about 30 yards of shellfishing grounds lost each year as crabs and tapeworms destroy stocks. The proposed program would include traps for crabs spreading through the ecosystem as sea grasses take root in the river. Netting would also be placed in the riverbed to protect existing stocks. European green crabs have flourished from the mid-Atlantic to the coast of Newfoundland, according to the budget presentation. Bennett said he has seen them since he began working the flats, and also blamed tapeworms for devouring shellfish. The reseeding program would introduce stocks of oysters, scallops and littleneck clams that could adapt well to increases in water temperature and be the basis for a rebirth in the local industry, Kay said. Bennett said there are about 64 commercial shellfishing license holders in town, including 11 for students. In past decades, Bennett said there were almost twice the number of license holders, but shellfishing is not easy work. “It’s freedom. I make the money I want,” Bennett said about why he continues to work the shellfish flats. In supporting the budget request, resident Walt Coffin estimated the 2010 yield from local shellfish flats was worth $1 million, which could be tripled when the local economic contribution was considered on the whole. Coffin said councilors will be getting a good deal if they approve the capital budget request by the commission. “You probably won’t find anyone trying to stretch a buck further than we can,” Coffin said. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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to “make unlawful Code Enforcement decisions, rescind lawful decisions and ignore the appeal provisions of the Falmouth Zoning Ordinance to enhance their authority ... .” James Clifford, Farris’ attorney, said last year neither Poore or Stearns had the authority to fire Farris. He said that decision should have been made by the Town Council. Clifford did not return a call seeking comment on the lawsuit’s dismissal. According to court documents, Farris performed his job duties well until late 2009 or early 2010, when Stearns accused him of insubordination. Farris was informed by Poore on Feb. 8, 2010, that he was terminating Farris’ employment due to a “fiscal crisis” and suggested Farris resign to “keep things quiet,” ac-

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last year. Encouraged by their success, they tapped 50 more trees this year. Now she hopes the 80 trees will provide 180 gallons of syrup – 60 percent of last year’s production. In Freeport, Crawford Taisey said he has already removed his 150 taps from maple trees around town because the sap run has ended. He stopped boiling sap about a week ago. By the end of the sap run, he said, it took about 100 gallons of sap to boil down to a gallon of syrup. Maple producers typically count on boiling 40 gallons of sap for each gallon of syrup, according to the maple producers association. Merrifield said he was getting about one gallon of syrup for every 27 gallons of sap boiled. But that was when the sap was running, which did not occur as frequently or abundantly as syrup producers had hoped. “You can’t fight Mother Nature,” Taisey said. In his 10 or 12 years of tapping trees, he said he has come to expect a yield of 25 to 30 gallons; he got no more than 12 gallons of syrup this year. Cumberland resident Alan Small works with his father, George, and his son, Jordan, in a sugar house just off Tuttle Road. He is the third of four generations of his family to tap trees and boil sap. A good maple sap run needs temperature extremes, Small said. But lately, temperatures pushed past 60 degrees during the day, and haven’t fallen enough at night.

“You need a frost, maybe 20 degrees in the morning and then up to 50 degrees during the day,” he said, adding the family has made about 24 gallons of syrup this year. They usually expect to make up to 40 gallons. Steam and wood smoke rising from sugar houses is as typical a sight in March in Maine as a muddy dooryard. But Small, Noyes and Taisey said they have likely extinguished their evaporator fires for good this year. None of the three will participate in the open houses marking Maine Maple Sunday on March 25. Maples are generally tapped from midFebruary to early March, and a sap run can last through April under good conditions. Taisey said there might have been a sap run earlier in February, before he began tapping trees. Once tapped, the sap runs to buckets on trees or through plastic lines to collection points. Small said his family pours collected sap into tanks in a truck and then pours it into a tank to supply a wood-fired evaporator. Maple sap is reduced to syrup through boiling. When the sap reaches about 217 degrees, it is drawn off, filtered and bottled as syrup. To accommodate the anticipated flow from tapping more trees, Noyes said she and Miller bought a larger evaporator. She said they began tapping trees on their farm land as a way to increase all around productivity. “We are trying to get more edible prod-

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Cumberland resident Alan Small is taking apart the equipment used to boil maple sap into syrup because warm weather ended the sap run early this year. His family has been making syrup for four generations. This year’s yield was 24.5 gallons, down from 40 gallons in 2010.

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The Forecaster, Northern edition, March 22, 2012, a Sun Media Publication  
The Forecaster, Northern edition, March 22, 2012, a Sun Media Publication  

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