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

Vol. 26, No. 16

Falmouth hearing draws few comments on proposed budgets

Brush fire in Freeport

By Gillian Graham FALMOUTH — Fewer than a dozen residents commented during a public hearing on the municipal and school budgets, with only one person speaking against an education spending plan that calls for a tax increase. John Winslow, a third-generation resident who lives on Gray Road, was the resident who spoke against the $11 million municipal budget and $29 million school budget during the April 11 hearing at Falmouth Elementary School. “Falmouth has become a stepping stone for people coming in here, using services and moving on,” he said. “That’s not community.” In addition to questioning the need for a new See page 26


Freeport firefighters responded to a brush fire on Baker Road at about 1 p.m. Sunday. The dry and windy conditions created a potential danger to the surrounding area, so several other communities responded with mutual aid to put down the fire. Left, Freeport Fire Department Lt. Cory Sloat knocks down the flames.

Students will be tested for alcohol at Yarmouth prom By David Harry YARMOUTH — Juniors and seniors who want to dance at the high school prom will first have to take a test. The School Committee on April 12 unanimously approved a pilot project requiring all students at the May 19 prom to be tested for the presence of alcohol. High school Principal Ted Hall emphasized the

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Cafe, apartment complex to open in Cumberland By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — Residents have said for years that the town needs more rental housing and a place to meet friends and share a meal. Rebecca Williams hopes to satisfy both needs by opening Doc’s Cafe and Marketplace and a neighboring apartment building at the corner of Main Street and Tuttle Road. The cafe, scheduled to open in late May, is being built in a 19th century building that was formerly Dr. Louis Hanson’s office – hence the name “Doc’s.” The front of the building is being renovated, with an eye toward

keeping the oldest part as authentic as possible, while the rear is being rebuilt. “(We’re) trying to keep as much as we can, and just make it better,” Williams said last week. “It’s sort of an institution in the center of town.” The cafe and marketplace will be on the first floor, and there will be a dedicated space upstairs to be reserved for private functions. Another part of the second floor will be rental office space. “Cumberland is a cool spot,” Williams said. “And we’ve got Foodstop in the center of town, but there’s no place to sit with people, so ... the most social place you can go to is the athletic field.”

The cafe’s offerings will include coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. The hours will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The five-unit apartment building stands on the site of a former barn, and it has been built in the style of that structure to maintain the feel of what used to stand at the street corner. “It keeps the town center looking like the town center,” Williams said. Even though they won’t be ready for occupancy until June 1, all of the See page 34


Rebecca Williams is opening Doc’s Cafe and Marketplace, along with a neighboring apartment building, this spring at Main Street and Tuttle Road in Cumberland.

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar ................23 Classifieds .....................30 Community Calendar.....25

Meetings ........................25 Obituaries ......................12 Opinion ............................7 Out & About ...................24

People & Business ........22 Police Beat ....................10 Real Estate ....................35 Sports ............................13

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State ramps up plan to improve I-295 exit in Yarmouth By David Harry YARMOUTH — Getting in and out of town should become easier as the state moves ahead with a project to transform Exit 15 of Interstate 295. A redesigned on-ramp from Route 1 to the southbound interstate, a new northbound on-ramp and a park-and-ride lot to accommodate 300 vehicles highlight the features of the $8.15 million project funded by the Maine Department of Transportation. DOT Project Manager Ernie Martin said he expects the contract for the project will go out to bid in December, will be awarded next February, and work may possibly begin next March. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the work will benefit the town in several ways. “We anticipate as much as a 10 percent to 15 percent reduction in the amount of northbound traffic entering 295 at Exit 17,” Tupper said in an email. Exit 17 is at the northern end of Route 88. Martin said the work will create a safer way for drivers to get on the southbound

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highway lanes, and is part of a continuing effort to make the interstate highway safer. “That is really what it is about: safety and mobility,” he said. To get an idea of what the construction changes mean, Martin suggested drivers consider the ongoing work to the south, on bridges and ramps at Exits 3, 4 and 7. The Exit 15 southbound entrance from Route 1 to I-295 allows drivers to accelerate on a straight path, but the lack of a merge lane on the highway itself means they need to make quick decisions while driving at high speeds, Martin said. By curving the on-ramp so it meets the highway closer to the Route 1 bridge, drivers will be going slower, and be able to use a merge lane once on the highway, Martin said. Design drawings show the current southbound on-ramp will lead to a park-and-ride lot. The Route 1 bridge will be changed to


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Exit 15 on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth will undergo more than $8 million in changes, including a shortened southbound on-ramp from Route 1, a new northbound on-ramp from Route 1 and a parkand-ride lot with space for 300 vehicles. Construction could begin in about a year.

be safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, too. Drivers exiting northbound to Route 1 will use an off-ramp that Martin said will be reconfigured to slow traffic, especially as it merges with Route 1. Because of the commuter traffic using the interchange, Martin said construction work will occur outside of peak travel hours as much as possible. If next winter is as mild as this one, he

said construction could begin in March and be done in early autumn. Tupper said growth and development in Yarmouth and surrounding towns require better design for “community livability as well as safety and traffic mobility.” “This project is a move that helps in all those areas,” he added. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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Falmouth assessor fielding more abatement requests By Gillian Graham FALMOUTH — The town assessing office is dealing with a rising number of abatement requests from people buying or refinancing homes. Assessor Anne Gregory said her office received five abatement requests on March 26, the final day to file an appeal.

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FALMOUTH — A new traffic pattern greets westbound motorists on the Falmouth turnpike spur this week, the Maine Turnpike Authority announced. Traffic is restricted to a single lane in each direction at the Presumpscot River overpass as crews begin a two-year project to reconstruct the bridges. Motorists heading westbound, toward the Maine Turnpike from Interstate 295 and Route 1, will cross over to the eastbound side of the bridge while work is done on the westbound bridge. The first phase of construction is expected to be done by late this year. The overpasses were constructed in 1954.

With those last-minute applications, she estimates she will process an estimated 46 abatement requests for the year. In 2008-2009 fiscal year, the year of the town’s last revaluation, the town received 50 abatement requests, including 30 formal appeals and 10 cases that went before the Board of Assessment Review. A year later, 87 abatement requests were made, including eight formal appeals and two board reviews. In 2010-2011, Falmouth received 32 abatement requests, including six formal appeals and two board reviews. To date this year, Gregory has received 37 abatement requests, including 12 formal appeals and two board reviews. Gregory expects the number of re-

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quests to reach 46, including some cases that may end with a board review. Gregory said she deals with two types of abatement requests: formal and informal. With formal requests, property owners fill out an application for an abatement and, by state law, must receive a response from Gregory within 60 days. Property owners then have 60 days to appeal her decision to the Board of Assessment Review. If a residential property owner is ultimately unhappy with how the board rules, the decision can be appealed to superior court. Commercial appeals are

heard by a state board. Since 2008, Gregory has seen an increase in the number of informal abatements processed in her office. In these cases, property owners come into the office – often with a home appraisal in hand – to question why the appraised value is less than the town’s assessed value. When people purchase a home for less than the assessed value, they are often encouraged by their real estate appraiser to ask the assessor about the difference, she said. The difference, Gregory said, often is because all homes in town are assessed based on the town’s 2008 revaluation, not

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SAD 51 budget could raise taxes nearly 8% By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The overall assessment from School Administrative District 51 to its two member towns could increase 7.8 percent in fiscal 2013. Cumberland could see a tax rate increase of 50 cents per $1,000 of property valuation, a climb of 3.1 percent. The increase would be about $150 a year on a home valued at $300,000. North Yarmouth could see a tax rate increase of between 94 and 98 cents, or about about 7.1 percent, pending final valuations. The owner of a $300,000 home there could see an annual increase in school taxes of between $282 and $294. Explaining one factor behind the sharing of costs between the two towns, SAD 51 Finance Director Scott Poulin last week said that as a percentage of the overall (state-equalized) valuation of the two communities, North Yarmouth’s increased slightly, shifting about $130,000 to that town. North Yarmouth’s percentage of the total combined valuation has increased this

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Bean donation expands outdoor activities for youth By David Harry FREEPORT — L.L. Bean on Tuesday donated $1 million to help fund ways for young people to get outside and exercise. The company’s donation to Healthy Hometowns will expand the now-seasonal programs at the Caribou-based Maine Winter Sports Center throughout the year. The donation also expands the program from 100 locations in Maine to 400, said Andy Shepard, president and chief executive of the Maine Winter Sports Center. Shepard said the donation will allow the 13-year-old sports center to meet some fundamental goals. “No child should graduate high school without being able to make a decent Jstroke in a canoe, do a self-recovery in a kayak or change a bike derailleur in the field,” he said. Shepard said the center was created to fight child obesity, a theme Bean Chief Marketing Officer Steve Fuller said fits in well with the company’s legacy and mission. Shepard and Fuller were joined by Olympic gold medalists Joan Benoit Samuelson and Seth Wescott for the announcement of the donation, but the ultimate benefits of becoming Healthy Hometowns were explained by two educators who help

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April 19, 2012

Maine tax policy unfair to horticulture Despite numerous legislative efforts over the past 10-plus years (which have all had support by the Legislature), the Appropriations Committee has again refused to accommodate the inclusion of horticulture in the definition of agriculture within the Maine state sales tax code as part of the governor’s supplemental budget recommendations. In doing so, the choice is made to continue forward with a punitive and unjust double taxation policy – for our industry and for our customers. Virtually all other manufacturers of product are protected from this in the current law. We must pay sales taxes on the goods used to produce our plants and then charge our customers another sales tax when they purchase. It is quite plain and simply unfair policy. It is time that the State of Maine stepped up to do the right thing. Every other state in the nation as well as the Federal government recognizes that growing plants is a form of agriculture in statutory regulations of this kind. Succeeding in small business is challenge enough in Maine. For over 60 years we have managed to sustain and grow a family owned business which is valued by our customers and supports three generations of our family as well as valued employees. Petunias are “agriculture” as much as other crops and should be fairly treated as such by the Maine State government. Thomas A. Estabrook Estabrook’s Garden Centers Yarmouth, Scarborough & Kennebunk

Democrats should support Gideon I am writing in support of Sarah Gideon in her bid to be the Democratic nominee in House District 106 for the towns of Freeport and Pownal. Sara is presently on the Freeport Town Council and has shown her willingness to listen to all parties and try to find a solution that works best for all of Freeport. Sara is a hard worker. As a town councilor she has not shied away from tough decisions. We need a legislator who is willing to make hard choices. Please join me in supporting Sara Gideon for the Maine House of Representatives. Beth Edmonds Freeport

Majority should rule on Falmouth water views Property values in the Town Landing area of Falmouth depend on water views. All residents pay for them, in home prices and in property taxes. The neighborhood is a diverse community of fishermen and professionals. Some have been here for decades, and some are new arrivals. When one moves into the neighborhood and attempts to construct in the view of a longstanding resident, is it any wonder that it creates acrimony? Falmouth’s view ordinance was instituted in 2006 to protect all property owners from having the value of their homes damaged by abutters’ actions. Now, the town is re-

viewing its view ordinance, with an eye towards possible repeal. At the public meetings, 15-20 residents have spoken in favor of maintaining the ordinance. Not one spoke up in favor of repealing or weakening the ordinance. Only three people have been denied construction because of the 2006 view ordinance. Of those three, two are town board members. The majority of residents affected by the issue support the view ordinance. A small minority has been using its local political clout to try to influence the outcome. We commend the most recent efforts of the Falmouth Town Community Development Committee. Despite possible personal misgivings, they have listened to the majority and are elucidating a fair approach to mediating the issue of competing property rights. A robust democracy requires governmental decision-making that is oriented towards the public good. Let’s hope our town councilors follow that path. Julianna Nielsen and Jean-Claude Redonnet Falmouth

Falmouth school budget deserves support The 2013 Falmouth school budget is one the Town Council and the voters should support. The district has done an admirable job of reducing operating costs (which include a projected savings of $85,000 in middle school heating costs due to a new wood chip boiler there) and coping with the loss of federal funds (jobs bill dollars and Medicaid reimbursement). The first payment on the new elementary school debt represents almost half of the 2013 budgeted increase over the current year’s budget. Added to the debt we are still paying on the high school, school construction long-term debt payments account for 5.15 percent of this year’s increase. This year’s requests for new programs are negligible. Unlike other towns in Maine, our school-aged population is growing – 50 more children this year than originally anticipated. This is good news – good public schools help maintain strong property values – but an increased school population means we need to make some adjustments to serve them. The mil rate impact of the proposed 2013 budget at 9.86 is still below the levels of 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 budgets. That’s an increase of 5.32 percent – less than what we are seeing from surrounding towns. All around, this budget is both thoughtful and reasonable and deserves the Town Council’s and voters’ support. Karen Farber Falmouth

Tax policy for Web businesses is unfair Say what you will about Gov. LePage, but when it comes to his support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, he’s right on the money. For too long, small businesses like ours have endured a severe competitive disadvantage when it comes to tax policy. While we’re required to charge state sales tax on every sporting good we sell, our Web-based competitors are not. That’s like giving a runner a five-second head start at a track meet. It’s blatantly unfair and doesn’t even come

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close to passing the straight-face test. Unfortunately, a number of powerful, well-funded Internet retailers present a formidable lobbying machine. Sensing a threat to their long-enjoyed (yet patently unfair) competitive advantage, they’re vigorously fighting Congress’ attempt to bring equality to the market. That’s why I’m urging my fellow Mainers, especially other small business owners, to follow Gov. LePage’s lead by supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act. If enough of us contact Sens. Snowe and Collins and voice our support, then there’s a chance David can defeat Goliath once more. Jennifer Johnson Johnson’s Sporting Goods Brunswick

Farber for Falmouth town councilor

I wholeheartedly endorse Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. Karen and I served on the Falmouth School Board together for six years, and I can vouch for her dedication, leadership ability and tenacity. Karen approached each issue we considered with an open mind and a ton of questions. She always did her homework, and you could count on Karen making a decision based on her best judgment. She could be swayed by argument, but not by politics or personalities. Karen aptly demonstrated her leadership ability as she chaired the final phase of the elementary school building committee and on the superintendent search committee. She was well organized and made sure stakeholder voices were heard. Karen took on many of the difficult, thankless tasks of the School Board. She could always be counted on for bringing a keen intellect and great organizational talent, resulting in well-conceived recommendations. She would make a great councilor. Beth Franklin Falmouth

Gideon for Freeport state representative

Some of the best things about living in Freeport are the many relationships I have with neighbors, fellow parents, local business owners, and members of nonprofit organizations. These connections allow me to feel part of a strong community. Another key relationship is with my District 1 Town Councilor, Sara Gideon. Since being elected, Sara has always made herself available to her constituents. She seeks our input, keeps us informed of town issues, and responds ably to questions or concerns. Sara also has good relationships with town departments. In cooperation with the Department of Public Works, Sara obtained much-needed traffic control signs for Route 1 in my neighborhood. Now that Sara is running for District 106 state representative, I am looking forward to having continued, successful representation at the state level. Sara’s hard work and effectiveness will be key assets for District 106 in Augusta. Charles Fischman Freeport

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There’s no avoiding the generation gape Now that my son Bobby has one foot and most of his body out the door, I feel a great urgency to impart all my wisdom. What a joke. A letter full of my wisdom? A postcard, maybe. Plus, he’s already years ahead of me at his age, so he probably sits there reading the letter saying, “Know The View it ... know it ... always knew it ... oh, come on, Dad! What am I, like, 5?” The letter I wrote to him did get me thinking about what the world will be like for him, a process that I thought would depress me no end. Instead, I came away intrigued, even sorry I won’t be around for all of it (arguably, the jury is still out on my immortality). The next period in history is going to be fascinating. Mike Langworthy There are many unsustainable trends going on in the world. By the way, you’re welcome, Bobby’s generation. We’ve done a pretty good job of leaving you plenty to do. The next generation will change the world in fundamental ways because it will have to. The good news is, they’re up to it. As my wife Carol pointed out, the things that terrified our parents didn’t terrify us. I came up in the “duck and cover” years. Our neighbors had a bomb shelter. My parents thought it was a good idea. So did I, but only because my friend had a fort in his back yard, and I thought I could one-up him with an underground concrete bunker. My parents were thinking Armageddon; I was thinking clubhouse. That’s the difference between the generations. I exaggerate to clarify, but trying to look at some issues through my son’s eyes, they look a lot different. Oil is a dwindling resource in an era of increasing demand. The energy industry is going to have to change significantly to find new ways to meet the demand. Whole new sub industries will grow up: producing alternative fuels, creating delivery systems, figuring out how to keep it from killing us, etc., etc. Water is recyclable, but like fossil fuels, it’s also finite. Demand is increasing unsustainably. However, while we may be a cantankerous and arrogant species, we’re not suicidal. So the next generation won’t be able to put off dealing with these global systemic problems. Maybe the next Steve Jobs will come out of this arena. Or maybe he will emerge from shaping the global

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workplace. I grew up in a huge, fractionated world. Now traditional national boundaries are breaking down, in fact if not literally, as we become more interdependent. Literally would be cool with countries merging like companies. I’d love to say I lived in “Ger-France” or “Swe-Way.” Anyway, when I was in school, people expected to get a job someplace and stay there for a long time. Not anymore. There’s less of an illusion of job security, but this generation gets that. They’re also learning that if they have a nimble mind and a number of skills, they will be able to do more than one job in more than one industry. They may not have jobs the way we think of them. They’ll have careers instead. My son’s generation will skew heavily toward independent contractors. They won’t climb a corporate ladder rung by rung. Instead, they’ll jump from level to level, and when they complete the necessary tasks in one environment, they’ll shift to a different set of challenges. The way you do in a video game. Maybe all those hours spent with controllers in their hands won’t end up being a complete waste of time. It’s like ashes in my mouth to admit that, but there you are. Millions of other people will be working all over the world, but virtually. The information economy is going to be huge. It has already destabilized the concept of intellectual property. Sometimes it seems like my son’s generation believes in a bastardized version of Marxism: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his ability to block pirates.” Illegal downloads are a relatively insignificant but easy example to visualize. The more significant shift is in the wholesale theft of technology. Companies try to steal other companies’ secrets. Nations launch millions of cyber attacks every day trying to access information that will give them an edge. What seems like chaos and illegality to me is really just a shift in the paradigm to the next generation, the creation of a new reality. Damn. Sounds like one of those endless explanations of video games Bobby tried to give me every day when I was driving him to school. I didn’t understand it then, either. Sometimes he would just look at me and sigh. I’m not sure I’m up to being patronized by an entire generation. 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 Comment on this story at:


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By Annie Finch One of my favorite things about Falmouth is that residents benefit from Metro’s Falmouth Flyer bus service, and spring is one of my favorite times for riding the Flyer. Two years ago, I wrote a Forecaster Forum about how the simple experience of adding several bus trips on the Flyer into my weekly schedule enhanced my life. Since then, riding the bus has become even better, as more of my neighbors who live off of Route 1 and on the Town Landing and Oceanview loops have learned the schedule and started to ride the Flyer through our tree-filled town. The Flyer is the perfect way to commute into Portland, of course, but it’s also a great way to get to know Falmouth itself. In weather like this, what could be better? In the past, if I had a simple group of Falmouth errands to do on a spring day – making copies at Staples, returning an item to Radio Shack, making a deposit at my bank, and picking up a book at Falmouth Memorial Library – I would feel I had no choice but to use the car, even though I’d much prefer a nice walk to sitting in traffic, would rather chat with neighbors and meet other Falmouth residents between errands than drive alone, and would rather breathe fresh air than use a costly (and polluting) machine to travel a few hundred yards. But now I do have a choice. I have learned how to ride the Flyer. Now that I know how the schedule works, how to remember to bring my 10-ride bus pass, canvas tote bags for my errands, and a watch so I can keep track of the return time, what used to be dull, routine errands have become fun walking adventures. It’s fun to go with kids or friends (kids love bus rides). And if I’m alone, I know I will get to breathe fresh air; relax on the ride by reading, using my smartphone, or talking with neighbors; explore new local businesses, and encounter surprising pleasures such as the smell of sweet white roses drooping over the sidewalk on the way from Route 1 to Falmouth Memorial Library. The Flyer helps Falmouth be a much more walkable town – far more walkable than I’d ever realized. When you’re on foot rather than in the car, you understand how much of the landscaping around Route 1 is thoughtful, pedestrian-friendly, and charming. I especially like the little path between the pink rugosas in front of Leavitt & Sons, and the very nice crosswalk from there across Route 1 (with a button so you can easily stop any traffic). There’s no traffic at all during one of my favorite family trips, the “bagel run” to Bernie’s on the 6:55 a.m. bus from Town Landing and home on the 7:45 that stops just across from Bernie’s. Walking past businesses encourages far more exploration, and I have discovered businesses I would never have entered if the Flyer hadn’t stopped continued next page



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King will be a champion for Maine Last week I attended the opening of Angus King’s U.S. Senate campaign headquarters. The energy and enthusiasm was absolutely awe inspiring. While Mainers can often be counted upon to select independent and thoughtful leaders, it is only once in a generation that we are lucky enough to get an Angus King. I have seen, and occasionally supported, many leaders over the last 40 years, but it was not until this week that I witnessed so many people being so deeply moved by Angus King’s thoughtprovoking discussion of the state of our economy, the wasteful partisanship in Congress and the genuine issues confronted by Abraham Lincoln and other great American leaders. The people of Maine have a history of sending people to Congress who exhibit outstanding independent thought, deep integrity, and careful examination of the issues. In Angus King, we have a champion. David A. Soley, Freeport

Falmouth ski coaches deserve thanks Last month Louise Abromson and Cindy Talbot announced that they would be stepping down as co-coaches of the Falmouth Middle School Nordic program. We have had two children participate in the program and want to thank Louise and Cindy for their many years of hard work and dedication. Cindy started the program 12 years ago with a single skier and Louise joined her a short time later as the program grew. During their time as coaches they have built a program which now consistently has 40-plus kids participating. Along the way they have coached state champion skiers that have gone on to ski for top-level college programs and have taught hundreds of kids to learn to ski for the first time. They have built a truly outstanding program. Falmouth is also fortunate to have a successful and thriving high school Nordic ski program made up of great kids and supported by outstanding coaches, administrators and parents. Cindy and Louise should take great pride in the positive impact they have had on the Falmouth Nordic programs and the hundreds of kids and families they have helped along the way. Mike and Tina Pratico, Falmouth

Forum from previous page nearby, including Bernie’s, Zeus’ Closet, and Falmouth Physical Therapy. Riding the Flyer leaves me feeling connected to neighbors and local businesses, more open to the beauty of des-

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Stop watering the seeds of violence Americans love violence. We love stock car races and their inevitable crashes. We love football and its inevitable big hits. We love hunting and hockey and fights, guns, murders and wars. Of course, most of us don’t take part in this mayhem. We are just spectators, remote yet riveted. Our own lives are not violent, but vicarious lives are. And much of the violence we see isn’t even real. It’s violence in movies and on television and in video games. American are armchair thrill seekers. Last year I was The Universal visiting a relative who suggested we watch an episode of “Dexter,” a Showtime series whose hero catches serial killers because he is a serial killer himself. We hardly got through the credits before I started to feel sick and left the room. I had much the same reaction to the film “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” I kept watching because I couldn’t Edgar Allen Beem believe that the sadistic violence could get any worse, but it did. Now I’m told that I probably won’t be able to stomach “The Killing,” an AMC series about the search for a child killer. Like “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Killing” comes to us from Scandinavia. I thought the Danes and Swedes were a civil people. I think of my revulsion in the face of gratuitous violence every time I pick up the paper or turn on the news and learn of the latest homicidal shooting in a schoolyard or workplace, the latest vigilante shooting or racist rampage. What the sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach reminds me is that we all contain the seeds of violence. The best explanation I have found for the evil men


tinations such as Maine Audubon and Mackworth Island, and full of real appreciation for living in Falmouth. Freed of total dependence on my car, I find myself feeling more active, youthful, and spontaneous. Each time I ride, I feel gratitude and excitement at how good daily life in our town can be. My favorite new expression is “Thank you, Falmouth Flyer.” The Flyer is an invaluable service for commuters to Port-

do is the Buddha’s concept of seeds of consciousness. Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the only truly holy person I have ever met, writes this in “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching”: “The Buddha said that in the depths of our store consciousness ... there are all kinds of positive and negative seeds, seeds of anger, delusion, and fear, and seeds of understanding, compassion, and forgiveness. ... The practice is to refrain from watering the negative seeds in us.” Watching violence waters negative seeds. I’m sure someone will write to cite a study with conclusive proof that violence on television does not beget real violence. I used to believe that, too. I played with toy guns as a boy and I didn’t grow up to be gun crazy. But I have watched now over 50 years how American culture has become coarser and cruder, less civil and, yes, more violent, and I have concluded that we are simply watering too many negative seeds. It is raining violence and pornography and celebrity and greed and prejudice. Our books, our films, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers and magazines bombard us with violence because they are reflections of our culture. We have become numb, shocked, inured, anesthetized. I sometimes think that young people who commit violent acts don’t ever understand their reality, their finality. Violence is a game. It’s normal. The antidote is to water the positive seeds, the seeds of peace, love, compassion, selflessness. The practice must be to refrain from watering so many negative seeds. Every act of violence is ultimately a failure on someone’s part to comprehend the miracle of life. We must stop the rain. 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:

land, and for the many in our community who don’t drive: seniors, younger teens, and those without cars. But as a “choice” rider, I can attest that residents who own cars can also benefit in profound ways from the Flyer bus service – while saving money, helping the planet and the community, and building a stronger town. Make the Flyer a habit this spring and see how it will enrich your life. Falmouth resident Annie Finch is a poet and writer.

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Summonses 3:23 at 7:58 p.m. A 16-year-old Freeport girl was summonsed by Officer Lucas Hallett on Gray Road on a charge of possession of liquor by a minor. 4/4 at 12:29 p.m. James B. McManus, 26, of Norlands Road, Livermore, was issued a summons by Officer Steven Townsend on Gray Road on a charge of passing a stopped school bus.

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Wired for (slow) speed 4/9 at 9:16 a.m. Police located an electric scooter abandoned on the side of Leighton Road. Officers reported the scooter was stolen and had been hot-wired. The scooter, estimated to reach a top speed of 35 mph, is being held at the station while officers try to determine who owns the bike, which does not have any identifying information on it.

Save your receipts, mon 4/11 at 1:24 p.m. A man who caused a disturbance in Walmart was asked by officers to leave the store. When officers arrived, the man was swearing and yelling at employees as he tried to return an item without a receipt. The man told police he spoke loudly because he is Jamaican and denied he had been yelling.

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Summonses 4/10 at 11:12 a.m. Jason D. Richardson, 35, of Cumberland Street, Brunswick, was issued a summons at Kennebec County Jail by Officer Jason McCarthy on charges of forgery, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and motor vehicle burglary. 4/17 at 12:10 a.m. Thomas E. Fraser Jr., 44, of Wadsworth Road, Brunswick, was issued a summons on I-295 by Officer Jason Bartlett on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license.

out of viewing range 4/11 at 12:40 p.m. Police reported about $1,000 worth of TVs were stolen from a basement storage area on Route 1. The theft remains under investigation.

Good find 4/15 at 12:02 p.m. Police found a wallet at West and Main streets. It was brought to the station and its owner notified to pick it up.

fire calls 4/11 at 11:11 p.m. Vehicle crash on Route 1. 4/15 at 9:17 a.m. Alarm call at Elmwood and Allen roads. 4/15 at 12:51 p.m. Alarm call on Baker Road. 4/15 at 9:45 p.m. Alarm call at South Freeport Road and Vin Mar Lane. 4/16 at 1:38 a.m. Vehicle crash on I-295. 4/17 at 12:01 a.m. Alarm call on Mallett Drive.

EmS Freeport emergency services responded to 16 calls April 10-16.

CumbErland arrests No arrests were reported April 6-12.

Summonses 4/9 at 6:05 p.m. James Cole, 37, of Gilman Street, Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Kirk Mazuzan on Main Street on a charge of possession of marijuana.

fire calls 4/6 at 8:56 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike.

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Need an audit 4/11 at 7:55 a.m. Police responding to a call about missing funds at the H&R Block office on Route 1 were told it could be a clerical error, not a theft.

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from previous page 4/7 at 5:29 a.m. Fire alarm sounding on Main Street. 4/8 at 10:18 a.m. Structure fire on Blackstrap Road. 4/8 at 6:24 p.m. Chimney fire on Mystical Way. 4/9 at 10:10 a.m. Station coverage on Blackstrap Road. 4/10 at 7:05 p.m. Brush fire near building at Tuttle Road and Meadow Way.


4/11 at 2:53 p.m. Police responding to a call about a prowler at Juniper East discovered the caller was unaware her brother had been upstairs taking a nap. Police found him watching TV and eating a snack while the caller had hidden in a downstairs closet.

Fire calls 4/9 at 10:35 p.m. Vehicle accident on North Road. 4/14 at 6:41 p.m. Alarm call on Bayview Street.

EMS Yarmouth emergency services responded to 14 calls April 9-15.

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Summonses 4/11 at 1 p.m. Justin MacArthur, 28, of Wainwright Circle, South Portland, was issued a summons on Interstate 295 by Lt. Dean Perry on a charge of operating with expired registration. 4/12 at 7:50 p.m. Caitlyn M. Kelly, 29, Sherman Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Interstate 295 by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of excessive speeding.

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The Forecaster’s Spring Sports Preview By Michael Hoffer Spring came early this year with stunning high temperatures which corresponded with the start of practice. While the mercury has returned to normal, there’s

little doubt that it’s time for a new season and it promises to be thrilling once again. Whether your sport is baseball, softball, lacrosse, track or tennis, the next two months will produce drama

and triumph in abundance. Enjoy an opportunity to get outside once more. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

Falmouth boys’ lax seeks repeat crown The Falmouth boys’ lacrosse team finally reached the pinnacle last spring, capping a dominant 14-1 season with an emphatic 15-4 victory over North Yarmouth Academy in the Class B state final. As superb as that team was, this year’s group has the potential to be even stronger. For starters, the Yachtsmen have the state’s premier faceoff man, senior Abyn Reabe-Gerwig (who’s going to the Army next year), meaning they’ll have possession much more than the opposition. Winter Athlete of the Year and reigning second-team all-star senior Jack Cooleen (who will play at Tufts), Fall Athlete of the Year senior Andrew Murry and highly touted second-team all-star junior Will Sipperly help control the midfield and will contribute their share of offense. On attack, junior Charlie Fay, AllAmerican and first-team all-star senior Mitch Tapley (who will play at Endicott) and new senior Hunter Lafond will be tough to stop. When Falmouth does have to play defense it will do it well as All-American and first-team allstar senior Mike Ryan (bound for Providence College) and senior Weston Scott help standout senior goalie Cam Bell (who will play at Endicott), a second-team all-star a year ago, keep the opposition off the board. It’s hard to find a weakness with this group, but overconfidence is a concern when you’re so good. The Yachtsmen will get a good early idea of how good they are when they open at Cape Elizabeth Saturday. The Capers are their top competition for state honors. Falmouth will win much more than it loses, if it loses at all. You can circle your calendar for June 13 when the Yachtsmen and Cape Elizabeth will likely meet for a fourth straight year to determine the regional champion. The survivor will be a heavy favorite to take home the state title. It’s likely that survivor will be Falmouth, which could be a team for the ages. “On paper, it’s hard to say we don’t have the most talent,” said coach Mike LeBel, now in his sixth season. “We have a lot of depth on defense, which I didn’t think we would. We have a lot

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Senior ace Mike Leeman hopes to lead Greely to the Class B pinnacle this spring.

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The Falmouth boys’ lacrosse team celebrated a first ever state championship last June. The Yachtsmen are loaded for bear again and might just repeat.

of guys who can score. The options we have are endless, which is great. I’m certainly optimistic. It’s up to the kids. If we can stay out of trouble and stay eligible, we have a good shot at it. We can’t get overconfident.” Also in Western B, look for Greely to continue to climb the standings. The Rangers went 8-5 last season, falling to Cape Elizabeth, 15-3, in the semifinals. Casey Abbott has been replaced as coach by Mike Storey, who played for the Rangers in 1996 (when the program won its lone championship) and 1997. He also played at New England College and has assisted at New England College and Greely Middle School prior to inheriting this promising team. The Rangers’ attack will be paced by senior Paul Witte, a first-team all-star, who scored 16 goals and assisted on 36 others last season, seniors Cooper Allen (21 goals, seven assists), Matt Ricker (17 goals, six assists) and Nick Robinson (six goals, 10 assists), who also handles faceoff duty, along with junior Brendan Trelegan (12 goals, five assists) and sophomore Matt Crowley, are others who will do their share of scoring. The midfield is solid behind the likes of juniors Brooks Belisle and Fred Bower, sophomore Jack Rotondi, senior Eric Storey and freshmen Gabe Belisle and Sam Doolittle. The defense features senior Colby Allred and seniors Svenn Jacobson (the football standout) and Christian Pisini, junior Tim Storey and freshman

Harrison Shane in front of senior Sam Reed, who returns in net. Greely opened the regular season last week with an impressive 9-2 home victory over Freeport as Witte had four goals and Crowley and Brooks Belisle two each. The Rangers will likely be looking up at Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth, but so will everyone else. Greely will begin to close the gap this year and will be capable of beating just about anyone. “With a new coaching staff and system comes a lot of change,” said coach Storey. “The expectation is that the players adapt and grow, while increasing their knowledge of the game. As a team, we need to develop trust in the process of preparing for the season, while building trust. Working off existing high level talent while introducing new talent, it is our hope to be one of the top contenders.” In Eastern B, expect Yarmouth to return to form after a rare difficult year (6-7, ending with a 7-6 overtime loss to Gardiner in the semifinals). The Clippers have a new coach, David Pearl, but he’s no stranger to the program. He’s coached lacrosse in Yarmouth for 13 seasons and was a big part of the glory years under Craig Curry. The team features some very accomplished senior athletes who are bound and determined to get this program back to the top before they graduate. Senior Sam Torres, last seen continued page 19

A year ago, the Greely baseball team fell one run shy of a state championship. This spring, the Rangers (who wound up 16-4 after the 1-0 loss to Waterville in the Class B Final) have every intention of finishing the job. The Rangers pitching staff doesn’t allow the opposition to get comfortable. The ace is senior Mike Leeman, who was 7-2 with a 1.35 earned run average during his all-star and Spring Male Athlete of the Year campaign in 2011. Junior Jonah Normandeau went 4-1 last season and was named secondteam all-conference. He can also hit, to the tune of .320 last season. Sophomore Bailey Train made quite a splash as a freshman, posting a 4-0 mark, batting .350 and taking part in the Underclassmen All-Star Game (along with Leeman and Normandeau). Sophomore Sam Porter will be in a relief role. He was 5-0 at the junior varsity level last season. Senior Pete Stauber, another league and Underclassmen all-star after hitting .450, scoring 24 runs and driving in 21 in 2011, is likely the best catcher in the league. He’ll hit in the No. 3 spot. The infield includes senior Luke Saffian at first base, senior Brad McKenney, a three-year starter who hit .310 last season, at second, senior Will McAdoo at short and senior Liam Maker (yet another all-star) at third (he hit .430 last year). Senior Jimmy Whitaker anchors the outfield. He’ll be joined by Leeman, Normandeau and Train when they don’t pitch. Greely has it all, depth, pitching, speed, smarts, hitting and defense. Hunger won’t be an issue thanks to the sting of last June. If the Rangers can stay healthy and consistent, they’ll have no peer in the conference or in the state. Signs point to a Greely coronation

June 16. “The guys have talked a lot about the state game loss,” said coach Derek Soule, entering his 13th season. “They want to get back there, but it’s one step at a time. Our pitching has the potential to be dominant. We have three of the hardest throwers in the league. We have more experience than most. On paper, we look strong. We should be in the hunt.” Falmouth almost ended Greely’s season in the semifinals a year ago before one disastrous inning led to an 8-3 defeat in the semifinals, ending the Yachtsmen’s season at 11-7. This year, despite graduating five seniors, Falmouth returns a group of hungry, experienced players, eager to reach the top. The Yachtsmen have several pitchers with experience. Seniors Ryan Conley and Nick Spencer, juniors Thomas Fortier and Connor Murphy and sophomore Addison Foltmer will all see time on the mound. New juniors Zak Lydick and Jon Walker and freshman Luke Velas will also pitch in. The offense is paced by outfielder senior Grayson Beressi, senior Jeremy Lydick (who catches and plays first base), senior catcher and outfielder Nate Dobson, junior second baseman Drew Proctor, junior first baseman Andrew Emple, sophomore shortstop Will D’Agostino, junior outfielder Seamus Powers and Foltmer (an outfielder, when he’s not pitching). The Yachtsmen opened with an impressive 8-2 win at York last week, behind a two-hitter from Foltmer and a pair of hits each from Beressi and Proctor. While Greely is the league favorite, Falmouth enters the season with a legitimate claim to the No. 2 spot.

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Falmouth leads girls’ lax charge The Falmouth girls’ lacrosse team is on the brink of greatness and the 2012 season might see the Yachtsmen take the next step. Coming off a 7-6 campaign, which ended with a disappointing 14-12 home loss to Cape Elizabeth in the Western B semifinals, Falmouth aims to take no prisoners and was that message ever delivered with a vengeance last week when the Yachtsmen dominated defending Class B champion Yarmouth, 12-2, on the Clippers’ turf. In Falmouth’s first ever win over Yarmouth, juniors Alex Bernier and Molly Ryan each had three goals. Bernier (a firstteam all-star a year ago) also had three assists, while Ryan won eight of 13 draw opportunities. That junior tandem will be impossible to stop this year, but the Yachtsmen also have many, many more weapons. This team is so talented that senior Megan Fortier (who returned to Falmouth this year from North Yarmouth Academy), fresh off a Winter Female Athlete of the Year hockey campaign, will see plenty of time on the defensive end. She will score her share of goals, however, as will seniors Vanessa Audet and Sam Smithwick, juniors Angela Mallis and Geneva Waite and sophomore Mikey Richards. Seniors Ashleigh Burton and Katie Ventura and junior Katie Cooleen all are experienced defenders and sophomores Leika Scott and Caroline McKeon will make that unit that much deeper. Senior

The Yarmouth girls’ lacrosse team was on top of the world last season. The Clippers, along with other Forecaster Country teams, will be in the hunt for more glory this spring.

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Moie Aaskov is back in goal and she’s the type of keeper around whom you build a championship team. Aaskov made seven saves in the opener. Falmouth has now defeated every team but Waynflete, its nemesis, and the Yachtsmen will almost certainly have to get past the Flyers to wind up where they want to be, in the state final. Falmouth gets two cracks at Waynflete in the regular season, then will have to not only deal with the Flyers, but also Cape Elizabeth and Greely in a brutally tough region come playoff time. The Yachtsmen have as much talent as any

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it will take some time for the program to get back to a championship level and the Clippers will be at a disadvantage early against more established squads. They lost their opener, 12-2, to visiting Falmouth. Rest assured that Yarmouth will turn things around. Producing consistent offense will be the biggest challenge. Junior Olivia Conrad and seniors Claudia Lockwood (a secondteam all-star last season) and Ricki Pierce (one goal versus Falmouth) should help that cause. They’ll be aided by seniors Mo McNaboe (one goal in the opener) and Maddy Wood, juniors Julie Kameisha and Ali Merrill and sophomores Grace O’Donnell and Julia Primeau. Defensively, the Clippers are better equipped at this juncture to compete. That unit features firstteam all-star senior Caitlin Crawford, junior Claire King, second-team all-star senior Jeanna Lowery and possibly senior Morgan Cahill, the basketball standout, who was Yarmouth’s Winter Female Athlete of the Year. Sophomore Jordan Brown has stepped into goal and made some nice saves in the season opener. Yarmouth’s schedule, as always, is daunting, but as the season goes on, the Clippers will get more and more competitive. They’ll win their share of games, make the playoffs and could very easily wind up representing Eastern Class B in the state final once more. What a happy ending that would be. “I have a great group of girls,” said coach Dorothy Holt, now in her eighth season. “They’re young and need to learn to play together. We lost eight starters and our attack is relatively new. My seniors have stepped up and we just need to work on shot selection and not turning the ball over.” North Yarmouth Academy, coming off a 5-9 campaign which ended with a 6-5 loss to Yarmouth in the Eastern B Final, has a lot of new faces this spring. Lynn Sullivan is the new coach. She’s no stranger to the school, having coached the program in 1997 and 1999 and serving as an assistant in recent years. She also coached at Hebron and Waynflete and played at Colby College. The Panthers opened with a 15-5 loss at Waynflete Friday, but played much better in the second half, outscoring the Flyers, 4-1. In that one, senior Katie Cawley had a pair of goals. Cawley, NYA’s 2011 Spring Female Athlete of the Year is a solid team leader and will be difficult for opposing defenses to stop. Senior Katherine Millett, the field hockey standout, sophomore Olivia Madore (one goal versus Waynflete), senior Hannah Twombly, Abby McKelvey (one goal in the opener) and Mary Noyes (a goal Friday) also will be in the offensive mix. Noyes handled most of the draw controls in the opener. The defense features juniors Bailey Clock (who missed the first game with injury), Jen Brown and Lillie Reder. Nikolle Storey (10 saves against Waynflete) returns in goal. NYA will have its hands full against the elite teams, but there are several games on the schedule where the Panthers will compete. If NYA can earn enough victories to make it to the playoffs, anything’s possible. This squad will be vastly improved by the end of the season. “We’re a young, energetic, enthusiastic team that is a mixture of some seasoned veterans and athletic newcomers,” Sullivan said. “We lost a lot from last year. We have

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Softball squads will be solid this spring All four local softball teams have reason for optimism this spring. Leading the way will likely be Greely, coming off a 10-8 season, which ended with a 4-3 nine inning loss to Fryeburg. This year, the Rangers welcome back a program legend as their new coach. Sarah Bennis Jamo, who enjoyed one of the finest seasons in state history while leading Greely to the Class B state title in 2002 before pitching for the University of Maine and serving as the pitching coach at Merrimack College, returns to her alma mater and has plenty to work with. Junior Danielle Cimino is the current ace. She was a second-team all-star in 2011 and looks to lead the Rangers to great things. Senior Edith Aromando is a premier catcher and she wields a potent bat. Senior Katie Whittum, a first-team all-star last season, will be the leadoff hitter. She’ll steal her share of bases and will also be a force in centerfield. Senior Jenna Brink (leftfield) and sophomore Jordynne Copp (rightfield) are the other outfielders. First baseman senior Lindsey Arsenault’s a tough out. Senior shortstop Caroline Hamilton (another firstteam all-star from last year) is solid fundamentally, can hit (a robust. 462 average last spring) run (22 stolen bases in 2011) and might even pitch on occasion. Senior Emma Seymour, Greely’s Winter Female Athlete of the Year, looks to culminate her storybook senior season by playing a key role at second base. Sophomore Mykaela Twitchell is at third. Expect this team to be confident and steady both with the bats and the gloves. Fryeburg projects to be the Rangers’ toughest competition and that’s who Greely opens with Monday. The Rangers also finish the regular season against the Raiders. There’s a good chance they will meet again in the playoffs. By then, Greely could be primed to go all the way. They have the right coach in place to show them how. “We have strong senior leadership,” Jamo said. “I’m really impressed. We have a lot of speed. It will come down to hitting the ball. I think we have enough threats. I’m really excited. We want to play as long as we can. We want to be playing June 16.” Yarmouth had a glorious 14-3 season a year ago, but it ended in disappointment with a 3-1 nine inning loss to Wells in the quarterfinals. While the Clippers are younger at several positions this season, they should remain one of the top contenders in Western Class B. For starters, they have a terrific pitcher in junior McKenzie Gray, a second-team allstar, who went 7-1 last year. She can also hit (.404 average in 2011). Sophomore Alexa Sullivan and freshman Kallie Hutchinson will also see some time on the mound. Hutchinson’s main role is catcher and she’s expected to be very good both behind

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Junior Leigh Wyman hopes to lead Freeport’s softball team to the playoffs with her arm and her bat.

the plate and at bat. Sophomore Melissa Levinson will play first base, sophomore Julia Anastos will be at second, Sullivan at shortstop and leadoff hitter (she batted .418 and stole 12 bases as a freshman) and sophomore Monica Austin (.293 average in 2011) at third. The outfield features seniors Sarah Crommett and Lydia Ruetty, along with sophomore Teagan Snyder. The potential is there for good things. Yarmouth managed to eke out a 4-3 win at Freeport in the opener last week. In that game, Gray earned the win with a six-hitter, belted a clutch two-run double and Austin doubled and drove in a run. Look for the Clippers to find a way to win and continue to give teams fits. Yarmouth should be able to muster another impressive record and make the playoffs once more. This team could even enjoy a longer stay than last year once it gets there. “This is the youngest team I can remember fielding,” said coach Jim Senecal, entering his eighth season. “The only substitute for experience is enthusiasm and we’ve got plenty of that. Our kids know what they’re up against this year and appear to be ready for the challenge. Our battery remains strong and when you have strength at those two positions, you have a chance. Our goal is to secure a playoff spot and be that team no one wants to play. We always field a competitive team and this year is no exception. Everyone is upbeat. It’s going to be a terrific year.” Falmouth also made the playoffs last season, finishing 8-9 after a 2-1 loss to Greely in the preliminary round. The loss of five players, including 2011 Spring Female Athlete of the Year Kelsey Freedman, will be tough to replace. Junior Jade Bazinet and sophomore Amanda Carver will take over on the mound. Carver announced her arrival in emphatic fashion last week, throwing a five inning perfect game in a 15-0 win at York. She also hit a double. The pitchers will be aided by senior Alli Carver behind the plate. Carver, a second-team all-star a year ago and four-year starter, hit .320 with 14 runs batted in last season. She also picked off seven base runners. She’s one of

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the league’s most complete players. Senior Ashley Collins is entering her second season at first base. She’s dangerous with the bat as well, compiling a .340 average in 2011. The other veteran is junior Maddie Inlow at shortstop, now in her third season as a starter. She batted .344 and had 12 runs batted in last season. Freshman outfielder Elizabeth Walker is also expected to be potent at the plate. Sophomores Alyse Bazinet, Chelsea Fagan, Nicola Libby and Hayley Winslow are also on the roster and look to contribute. The Yachtsmen will compete every time they take the field and there’s enough talent for them to approach or better last year’s mark. If Falmouth gets into the playoffs, it will be a team that no one wants to face. “We have good experience at the key positions,” said eighth-year coach John Keyes. “While we will be young, we will be competitive. We have experience in key positions. We have to score runs. We can’t afford to leave runners on base. We want to get better each game and have some fun.” Freeport missed the postseason with a 6-10 mark in 2011, but could make the jump this spring. The Falcons welcome new coach Carrie Green, who played at

the University of Maine. Freeport battled Yarmouth for seven taut innings in their opener last week before falling, 4-3. Efforts like that will turn into victories as the season progresses. Freeport has an ace on the mound in junior Leigh Wyman, now in her third year as starter. She was a first-team all-star and the school’s Spring Female Athlete of the Year in 2011. She only allowed three hits in the opener and wields a potent bat as well (doubling and tripling in the first game). Jessica Perry is in the catcher’s spot. Senior Dani Perry (centerfield), sophomore Lexi Dietrich (first base) and Andrea Grant are also capable of doing good things at the plate. The Falcons just need to learn how to win. The talent is in place for that to happen. Look for this team to steadily improve during the season and be in position to not only make the postseason, but perhaps make a run in June. “We hope to gain confidence in our ability to be a competitive force in the league,” Green said. “I believe I have a very talented group of girls that will pull off some big wins this season.” North Yarmouth Academy is not fielding a varsity softball program this year.

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Track season promises to be memorable For a small area, Forecaster Country sure has an overwhelming number of standout track athletes. Falmouth’s boys were second and the girls eighth at last year’s Class B state meet. This year’s boys’ squad covers all the events. In the sprints, juniors Jacob Buhelt (fifth in the 100 and 200 a year ago) and Alex Gowen and seniors Hudson Carr, Matt Kingry, Jimmy Polewaczyk (sixth in the 400 last season), Reid Pryzant and Aaron Rogers all return. The distance contingent includes seniors Henry Briggs, Thomas Edmonds, Tim Follo, Colby Howland and Connor McGrory, junior Azad Jalali and several promising freshmen. Pryzant’s the top hurdler. In the throws, Kingry, new senior Will Ryan and freshman Matt Edmonds look to score points. Jumpers to watch include senior Evan Eklund, Kingry, Pryzant, Rogers, junior Andy Roukey and senior Ryan Tartre.

Good luck matching up with all of that talent and depth. While there are staunch foes in the conference and at the state level, the Yachtsmen have the pieces in place to get back to the pinnacle. “We get our full complement of distance runners back from cross country, which helps,” said coach Danny Paul, now in his 11th year. “We still have a strong group of returning scorers back. If we can develop some points out of the throws and jumps, we should battle for a state championship.” On the girls’ side, senior Jenna Serunian is the top returner. She was runner-up in the shot put and third in the discus in 2011. Senior Ali Schwartz and freshman Kiersten Dyhrberg also throw. In the jumps, look for junior Nevada Horne (pole vault) to contend. Senior Catherine Hebson also scored at states a year ago, finishing seventh in the both the mile and two-mile. She’s joined in the distance by seniors Grace Dancoes,

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Olivia Hoch and Molly Paris, juniors Denali Nalamalapu and Hayley Simmons, sophomore Madeline Roberts and freshman Lizzie Cattell. Senior Jena Mannette and junior Sarah Sparks are middle distance runners. The sprinting contingent features sophomore Charlotte Cutshall, senior Emily Rand, sophomore Jillian Rothweiler and Sparks. Horne also competes in the hurdles. The Falmouth girls don’t have the top end scoring that the boys possess, but the Yachtsmen have plenty of depth, will be very competitive throughout the league season and can’t be overlooked in June. “Hopefully the girls can finish in the top third at the state meet,” Paul said. “We have solid numbers and some outstanding returnees.” Greely will be right there as well. The boys were third at states and the girls fourth in 2011. The boys, despite graduating a lot of points, project to be a top team in the conference. Juniors Liam Campbell (sixth in the mile) and Nathan Madeira (sixth in the two-mile, seventh in the mile) were both state meet scorers in 2011. They’re joined in the distance races by junior Ian Byron

and seniors Jamie Currie, Greg Ferland, Stefan Sandreuter and Nestor Taylor. The top sprinter could be new junior Jacob Isaacson. Senior Isaac Emery can compete in several events. The Rangers lost a lot of points on the field side to graduation. This year, sophomore James Ferrar and senior James Wetzel will throw. Junior Ben Giffard leads the jumping contingent. Greely’s strength is in the distance races, where several runners will dominate. If some other scorers in other events can emerge, the Rangers will enjoy their fifth straight top five state finish. “The boys will be very strong in the distance races with an improving, but untested cast of characters added in,” said coach John Folan, now in his 18th season. On the girls’ side, senior Melissa Jacques, sophomore Kirstin Sandreuter, senior Sara Schad and junior Jessica Wilson return from a state champion 3,200 relay team. Wilson was also third in the 800 and Sandreuter placed third in the two-mile and fourth in the mile a year ago. They’ll be joined in the distance races this spring by seniors Allie continued page 17

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Track from page 16 Day, Julia Maine and Helena McMonagle, juniors Emily Domingo, Sarah Fitch and Lila Hall and freshmen Eva Bates and Emily Mason. Senior Anna Dedon, junior Kathleen McKersie and new senior Libby Thomas are sprinters to watch. Sophomore Genny Dyer, senior Shannon Fitzpatrick, junior Robyn Estes and freshman Hannah Keisman will compete in the hurdles. On the field side, junior Cassidy Storey was runner-up in the discus last year and has her eye on the top spot. Other throwers of note include junior Gwen Sawyer and senior Catherine Fellows. In the jumps, junior Sarah Ingraham is coming off a third-place long jump state finish. Sophomore Natalie Dedon, junior Kelsey Saunders, junior Kaley Sawyer and freshman Emily Saunders also compete in the jumps. Greely has several vaulters, including seniors Deanna Barry, Abby Bonnevie (fourth in the pole vault last year) and Emily Curato and juniors Cora Lyden and Nina Oberg. The Rangers have finished in the top four at the state meet for 21 straight years. Look for Greely to once again make a serious push. Waterville stands in the way, but you can’t write this team off. “The girls are a large team and well balanced,” Folan said. “We should be very representative and competitive in the league and at the state level. There are lots of untested newcomers in a team of 55.” Yarmouth’s boys were 17th and the girls tied for 25th at the Class B meet a year ago. This season, after longtime coach Bob Morse stepped down, the program is inherited by Hank Richards, the indoor track coach the past three seasons. The boys return senior Chris Knaub, a key member of the state championship basketball team, who was fifth in the javelin at last year’s state meet. Sophomores Wes Crawford and Ben Decker (third in the two-mile indoors) and junior Tom Robichaud look to make noise in the distance races. Senior Lucas Davis is the top sprinter and jumper and hopes to bow out in style. Robichaud is also a standout pole vaulter and holds the school record with a top vault of 10 feet, 3 inches. Yarmouth doesn’t have the monster numbers that Falmouth and Greely boast, but the quality of athlete on the roster is undeniable and the Clippers figure to hold their own in the conference season and could move up at states and get a few very impressive individual performances along the way. On the girls’ side, junior Meagan Smith had the team’s lone point at states last year, finishing seventh in the pole vault. She hopes to soar even higher than her personal best of 8 feet at some point. Senior Susannah Daggett and sophomore Katie Overhaug will sprint. Junior Emma Pidden is a hurdler. Senior Jocelyn Davies competes in the high jump. Overhaug could emerge as a top thrower. Like the boys, this team should be competitive throughout and also move up the ladder in June. “Overall the numbers are OK, but we have some holes to fill,” Richards said. “The emergence of some of the younger runners will determine our success. We will have flashes of greatness as well as some lackluster performances, but



that’s to be expected with a young team. Things are going in the right direction. This outdoor team we have now will help springboard us into the coming years.” In Class C, North Yarmouth Academy has long been a top contender. Last year, the Panthers boys were seventh at states, while the girls came in 25th. This season, NYA will once again be in the hunt. The boys’ team is led by senior Alex Coffin, who was fourth in the 800 and fifth in the mile last spring. Senior Rudy Guiliani was seventh in the two-mile. They’ll be joined in the middle and long distance events by seniors Evan Kendall and Grant McPherson and freshman John LeBlanc. Sprinters include junior Jake Burns and seniors Nick Rayder and Cam Regan. Burns will also compete in the

NYA senior Alex Coffin is one of a plethora of outstanding male and female track athletes who will be strutting their stuff over the next several weeks.

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O’Leary, will compete in the jumps. There’s plenty of promise on this roster. “The girls’ team has more newcomers than returners, but the strength of the returning athletes combined with the high potential in the newcomers could lead to some regular and postseason success,” Mazzurco said. “We are currently working hard to cover all the events, given a small team and just three weeks into the season, it looks like it may come together.” Freeport also competes in Class C. The boys’ team tied for 23rd at states a year ago. The girls didn’t score. They were sixth in Division II at the Western Maine Conference meet. The boys return state meet scorers senior Taylor Saucier (fifth in the 800) and sophomore Harrison Stivers (seventh in the 400). They’ll both be very dangerous in the middle distance and distance events. Sophomore Mark Donahue also competes in the mile. Senior Alex Campbell and sophomore Ethan Roney are racewalkers. Senior Thomas Dodge sprints and competes in the high jump. Freshmen Matt Francis (800 and mile), Tyler Julian (sprints and jumps),


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If this team pitches and hits as expected, the Yachtsmen could wind up No. 1 by June. Falmouth is well rounded and dangerous. “We’re returning a good nucleus of players from last year’s team,” said third-year coach Kevin Winship. “We’re going to be very good defensively and have a deep pitching staff. Once again, the league looks to be very competitive and we’ll have to play at our best each and every game.” Freeport could be on the verge of becoming a team to be reckoned with. The Falcons are coming off a 5-11 season and are seeking their first playoff berth since 2004. The year got off to a great start last

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week with an 11-1 five inning win over Yarmouth, Freeport’s first over the Clippers in five tries. In that one, seniors Sawyer Williams and Josh Weirich combined to throw a no-hitter. Senior Kaleb Farmer had three hits and classmate Luke LaMagna had two, including a bases loaded double. Freeport is well equipped to build on that triumph and keep the good times rolling. While the loss to graduation of Spencer Egan (now pitching at Middlebury College) hurts, there are plenty of arms in reserve. Williams (2.58 earned run average last spring) has already demonstrated he has what it takes to be the ace. Junior Dan Burke, junior Connor Dietrich, Farmer, junior Nick Cartmell and newcomers Calen Cyr and James Purdy (the football standout) will also see time on the mound with Weirich in the closer’s role, ready to slam the door. Senior Jared Knighton has experience behind the plate and is also the leadoff hitter. Offensively, LaMagna is coming off an all-star season which saw him hit .442. Farmer hit over .300 last season and will play first base and designated hitter. Dietrich (.300-plus average his freshman and sophomore seasons), who will play shortstop, is on the brink of stardom. Cartmell, seniors Chris Farley, Zach Greene, Pat LaFlamme, Weirich and Williams are also in the hitting mix. While Freeport might not yet be at the level of the top teams in the conference, it should battle every time out. The pieces are in place, the confidence has been established and now, the Falcons just have to go out and get the job done.. The guess here is they’ll do that very thing. “We have essentially our whole starting lineup back,” said coach Hank Ogilby, now in his 13th season. “We have a very strong continued page 21

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Boys’ lacrosse from page 13 flinging a basketball into the air to set off a wild state championship celebration in Bangor, plays midfield and will look to up his scoring total. He’s as skilled and cerebral a player as you’ll find. He’s joined in the midfield by senior Anders Overhaug, who played a huge role in the football team’s second straight Class C title back in November. Senior hockey players Bart Gallagher (attack) and Alex Kurtz (goalie) also are in leadership roles. Gallagher should be one of the team’s top scorers. Kurtz is in his second year as a starter and impressed despite difficult circumstances in 2011. Junior Ethan Cyr is also in the midfield and will handle faceoff duties. The first order of business for the Clippers is to remind rival North Yarmouth Academy that they’re the premier team in the region. Yarmouth can do that in the opener Saturday. The Clippers will also get to measure themselves against the teams recognized as the two best in the state, Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth. It might take awhile to get back to the level of those squads, but Yarmouth will return to form in the weeks to come. Possibly even championship form. “Our goal this season is to develop into a team that is able to compete at the highest level,” Pearl said. “Through hard work and each individual player’s personal commitment to excellence and the team we expect to be competitive in every game. We’re a young team and we have a lot to prove to ourselves.” North Yarmouth Academy is the reigning regional champion, ending up 8-8 last season after a 15-4 loss to Falmouth in the Class B state final. This spring, the Panthers project to be very good once again and they certainly could make it once more to the last Saturday of the season. Senior Forrest Milburn, a second-team all-star last year, paces the offense. Senior Jacob Scammon looks to make a mark in the midfield. Defense will be this team’s strength as seniors C.J. Davis and Charlie Gerrity are both three-year starters and senior Parker Howard is in his second season as a starter. The last line of defense is sophomore goalie Weston Nolan, who received trial by fire as a freshman, but came up big. NYA opened with a 10-4 home win over Wells, thanks in large part to three goals

could all see varsity action. Falmouth will dominate most of its foes, except for rival Cape Elizabeth and defending Class C state champion Waynflete. Come playoff time, Falmouth will likely battle with Cape Elizabeth for regional supremacy. When the dust settles, the Yachtsmen could very well earn the hardware once more. “We graduated three outstanding veterans last year, but our players have all worked hard and this is a very deep team with high aspirations,” said coach Bob McCully, now in his 41st season. The girls’ team’s excellence has been even more dazzling. Last year, the Yachtsmen went 16-0 for the third straight year, beating Waterville, 5-0, to win a fourth straight Class B state title. Falmouth has

from junior T.J. Daigler. As usual, Eastern Class B figures to come down to NYA and Yarmouth. The Clippers should be much stronger this time around, but the Panthers are up for the challenge. If NYA can get some consistent offense, the defense figures to keep them in most games. The Panthers will improve steadily as the season goes on, just as they did in 2011, and could have a similar finish. “I’m very excited,” said coach Chris Carpentier, now in his third season. “We have a very focused group of kids. We have a very solid defense. Our competition will push us to the next level. I have very high expectations of this veteran team. Hopefully we can overcome the many challenges as a team and find ourselves where we left off last year.” Freeport missed the playoffs with a 6-6 continued page 21

Hannah Potter, a first-team all-star last season. Seniors Chase McCain, Lindsey Robinson, Bailey Sheehan and Natalie Stern all have experience and sophomores Hannah Elrick and Sarah Oberink will also play key roles. This veteran team has its sights set on winning most of its regular season matches, getting a high playoff seed and going out with a bang. “The seniors are seasoned players and should have a fine year,” said coach Ann Harradon, now in her 16th season. “The sophomores will grow as the season progresses. Our strongest competition, as always, is Falmouth. They have an even stronger team this year and will be unbeatable. I think the rest of the teams in the conference are evenly matched. As always, our goal is to make the playoffs. We’d love to play Falmouth in the Western Maine Finals.” The Yarmouth boys missed the postseason last year with a 4-8 mark, but look to return to form. The Clippers return sophomore Alex Caroi at first singles. He has the potential to match up well against the best players in the league and could advance deeply in the singles tournament. Sophomore Braden Becker is at second singles and also entertains hopes of a deep singles tournament run. Junior Sam Beaulieu was part of the first doubles team last spring and could move up to No. 3 singles. Seniors Carter Dorsett and Ryan Maguire, junior Jackson continued page 20

become so dominant that opposing coaches admit they’re playing for second place. The next championship chapter figures to come this June. Senior first-team all-stars Annie Criscione and Analise Kump are back to play first and third singles, respectively. The No. 2 spot goes to freshman Olivia Leavitt, which reminds everyone that while every year the Yachtsmen graduate star players, there are always more in reserve. Junior Abby Payson and senior Steffi Rothweiler, both first-team all-stars last year, play first doubles. They won the league doubles title and have no peer. Sophomore Katie Ryan is back at second doubles and will team with either senior Marlena Lautos, senior Abbie Pratico or sophomore Riley Burfeind, another potential star of the future. Falmouth likely won’t skip a beat and it looks as if more glory awaits. “We’re pleased to have 23 players on the combined varsity/JV team, with 18 returning players,” said coach Sandra Stone, who enters her 10th season. “The talent is certainly there. With a fun team spirit and determined work ethic, we feel this team will definitely make a strong and deep run in the playoffs. The team looks extremely strong again this year.” The squad with the best shot of knocking off the Falmouth girls is Yarmouth, which wound up 11-3 in 2011 after a 3-2 loss to Oak Hill in the semifinals. The Clippers are led this year by senior

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to play doubles. Senior Ben Hackett, last seen as a member of the boys’ hockey state championship team, will also be in the doubles mix. Sophomore Pete Hurley and freshmen Mitchell Day, Chris Goding, Jack Pacent and Nick Piacentini provide depth and promise for the future. The Rangers have reason for optimism. If Greely holds its own against the non-Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Waynflete portion of its schedule, it could wind up with a winning record and a trip to the postseason. “We have five new players who give us a good nucleus,” said seventh-year coach Bert Kendall. “We have our three best doubles players from last year and they continue to improve. My hope this year is to have fun with the kids and compete hard in every match. Having only one senior gives me hope for next year and I am particularly happy with the freshmen who are playing well and should be a force later this season and certainly thereafter.” Greely’s girls did make the playoffs in 2011, finishing 6-7 after a 3-2 loss to Yarmouth in the Western B quarterfinals.

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The Rangers have a new coach this spring in Walter Perry, who previously coached at Sanford and Oxford Hills. This year’s squad is paced by sophomore Allie Eaton, who is in the No. 1 singles spot. Senior Marina Goding and junior Haleigh Roach have experience. Freshmen Anna Collins and Mia Lambert will also be heard from. The Rangers figure to show improvement as the season progresses and should find themselves in the playoff hunt. If Greely can get to the postseason, it might create some problems. “My goal is to inspire our girls to play hard and have all of our opponents challenged,” Perry said. “I want to smash expectations of what Greely girls’ tennis is capable of. We have a great group of girls who inspire each other to get better each practice.” In Class C, the North Yarmouth Academy girls saw their four-year title reign end last season. The Panthers wound up 12-2 after a 3-2 loss to Winthrop in the semifinals. This year, NYA hopes to return to the top. Seniors Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers were first-team all-stars in 2011. Senior Sarah Jordan made the second-team. All three will play big roles again this season. Seniors Cathi Li and Maggie Meixell and sophomore Emma Randall also have experience and figure into the mix. Juniors Shenna Gu and Carly Lappas and freshman Marina Stam look to make a mark as well. The Panthers can expect to compete with almost all of their foes and should rack up another impressive mark. There’s a good chance that a showdown with Waynflete will await in the playoffs and the winner will likely represent the region. The Panthers have a great chance to be that team. “My goals for this year are for each player to improve and enjoy the sport of tennis and for the team to have a competitive match record and hopefully qualify for the tournament,” said sixth-year coach

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Lorena Coffin. The NYA boys were 3-9 and missed the playoffs in 2011. The Panthers are improving, however. Junior Burke Paxton will be in the top singles spot. Junior Dean Walters projects to play second singles and sophomore Bryce Tetreault will be in the No. 3 spot. Junior Ryan Walters will be on the top doubles tandem. Sophomores Ian Moore and Mac Morse and freshman Brad Potter (who was a top middle school player) are also in the doubles mix. Can NYA take care of business against evenly matched foes? If it does, a .500 or better record and a first trip to the playoffs since 2007 will likely ensue. “Our five matches against Yarmouth, Greely and Freeport will likely determine the season and possibly a trip to the playoffs where Waynflete is the one strong opponent,” said coach Charlie Hudson, who enters his 34th year with the program. “With a largely veteran team, we hope for wins in close matches. We had six 3-2 matches last season..” Freeport’s boys are hoping to make a big jump this season. Coming off a 2-10 campaign, the Falcons do have some interesting pieces in place, including three newcomers who will make an immediate mark. Leading the way is junior Julius Kruse, a German exchange student, who projects to play first singles. Freshmen Caleb Abbott and Ryder Bennell will be the second doubles team. Juniors Abrim Berkemeyer and Chris West return and will be in the No. 2 and No. 3 singles spots, respectively. Juniors Landon Easler and Connor McLellan will play on the first doubles squad. Freeport has the talent to compete against all but the most dominant teams. If the new players perform as expected, it will be a very good season for the program. The Falcons last posted a winning record and made the playoffs in 2006. This squad could end both of those droughts. “I’m excited to have a solid No. 1 join our lineup out of nowhere,” said coach Jay Harper, now in his 12th season. “Our freshmen are very good. We have a shot this year. At least we feel like we do. Cape and Falmouth are ridiculously good. We have to beat the Greelys, Yorks and Fryeburgs of the world. We hope to have a decent season.” Freeport’s girls were also 2-10 a year ago. This spring, the Falcons welcome a new coach, Chris Nordenson, who was a standout for the school’s boys’ team from 2001-2003. He inherits a team that has solid returners and some intriguing newcomers. Junior co-captains Kayley Johnson and Sophie Smith, along with sophomore Katie McClelland, will likely be in the singles spots. Sophomore Natalie Jortner is penciled in for first doubles. Senior Jacqueline Bischoff and freshman Lauren Carter also project to play doubles. Seniors Kaia Johansen, Anna Katharina Scheffler and Mara Stechno and freshmen Isabel Ainsworth and Monica Pallin add depth. The Falcons could be a program on the rise and should be able to compete with most foes. A little early success would go a long way. “We’re a new-look team with a first-year coach and we play in a tough conference,” said Nordenson. “I’m not sure what the outcome of the season will be. We’ll just try to improve every day and go from there. The team is very close and very driven. We have a very athletic group. I have a lot of faith in this team’s ability to grow throughout the season.”

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record a year ago, but looks to qualify this season. Even though the program lost twotime Spring Male Athlete of the Year and All-American Hans Pope to graduation, there are some solid returners who will keep Freeport in most games. Senior Alex Sturtevant is back for a fourth year in goal. He’s a co-captain, reigning honorable mention all-star and will stand tall. Senior co-captain Ryan Camp anchors the defense. New junior Clayton Morrison will handle faceoff duty. It will take a balanced approach to replace Pope’s offensive production. Senior Dylan Arris (a co-captain), junior Griff Breer, sophomore Isaak Deardon, senior Evan Hench (a cocaptain) and junior Galen Simmons will all get involved. The Falcons opened with a 9-2 loss at Greely. Once the offense gets up to speed, they’ll be able to hang with every foe on the schedule and be in the playoff hunt. “I think we’ll be stronger on offense once everyone figures out that they don’t need to be the man to run down and score every time,” said coach Geoff Arris, now in his fourth year. “I hope we’ll be more productive. Last year, we went 6-6, which wasn’t what we expected. I’m hoping to improve on our record and hopefully make the tournament.”

senior class with a strong supporting class of juniors. I feel our defense and hitting should be solid. For the first time in five years, our numbers are very healthy and we have depth at every position. Our goal is to compete in every game and try to sneak into the playoffs. So far, our seniors have shown great desire and leadership and all the pieces are in place to have a great season.” Yarmouth has been to the Western B Final two years running, but has a dramatically different look this spring. The Clippers wound up 15-4 after a 7-5 loss to Greely in last season’s regional final. Replacing the likes of 2011 Spring Male Athlete of the Year Campbell Belisle-Haley, Co-Player of the Year Luke Pierce and Outstanding Player of the Conference Aidan Sullivan is a difficult task and it will take Yarmouth some time to get up to speed. The Clippers opened by being no-hit in an 11-1 five inning loss at Freeport last week. They will improve. Senior Ryan Cody did see some time on the mound last year as a closer (12 strikeouts and three saves in seven innings of work) and will play a much bigger role this time around. Senior Andrew Turcotte, who took the loss against Freeport, had six innings pitched and one win last year. Snyder, along with juniors Chester Jacobs and Nick

Girls lacrosse from page 14 a lot of kids who haven’t played before or have limited experience. It’s a learning curve. We want to play the best lacrosse we can play. We want to execute the little things. There are some good athletes out there. We just have to work on stickwork.” Freeport was 6-6 last season, but fell short of the postseason. The Falcons, who graduated just two players, have a nice mix of returners and newcomers this spring and they could be in for a trip to the postseason if all goes well. The 2012 season began with a hard-luck 12-11 loss to York last week, after Freeport failed to hold an 11-6 lead. Sophomore Meredith Broderick led the way with four goals, senior Alex Mitch had three, senior

Jess Hench two and junior Jocelyn Davee and sophomore Bethanie Knighton one each. Becca Lane will also be involved with the offense. That balance will pay off as the season progresses. Davee and Hench will handle draw controls, looking to give the team possession. Freshman Emily Johnson (last seen starring in the winter on the ice) also joins the fun. Molly Lane (14 saves in the opener) is back in goal. Senior Katie Turner anchors the defense in front of her. Freeport should be able to compete with just about every team on the slate. Once the close losses turn into wins, look out. This group could be very dangerous if and when it turns the corner. “We have more girls playing this year,” said fourth-year coach Karin Kurry. “I think it will be a good season with many close, exciting games.”


Lainey, also look to make a mark. Junior Calvin Cooper will be the catcher. Junior centerfielder Caleb Uhl will hit leadoff. Cody (.322 average, 20 runs, four doubles last season) and senior Bryce Snyder (.352 average, six doubles, one home run, 17 runs batted in in 2011) will look to pace the offense and drive in key runs. Lainey and junior shortstop Thomas Sullivan have enjoyed success at the Junior Legion level. Senior leftfielder Eamon Costello and classmate first baseman Max Grimm have been key contributors in other sports and should help the cause. It’s very difficult to rebuild in this region, with so many good teams. Yarmouth will come together and learn to win. Whether the Clippers triumph enough to make the playoffs is uncertain but if they get there, they’ll be a team no one wants to face with

the season on the line. “We don’t return any starting pitchers from last year,” said sixth-year coach Marc Halsted. “We only have two players who have played more than 10 varsity games in their careers. We have no experience on the mound and have brand new starters at catcher, shortstop and centerfield. Our strength will be our character and work ethic. I’m blessed to be surrounded by a tremendous group of character kids. We’ll still set extraordinarily high expectations and fight to get into the playoffs in the best position possible. Yarmouth baseball has become a standard in the league and the guys know what’s expected of them. They’re determined to rise and meet the challenge.” North Yarmouth Academy is not fielding a varsity team this spring.

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Appointments Scarborough Land Trust has named Kathy Mills as its new executive director. She comes to Scarborough Land Trust from the Maine Audubon where she directed the grants program for seven years. Dr. Michael Pleacher recently accompanied the U.S. Ski Team as team physician to the FIS Cross Country World Cup Final Races in Sweden. PORTopera recently welcomed Anthony Fratianne and Alfine Nathalie to their board. Both are participants in the Institute for Civic Leadership Emerging Leaders Program.

Awards Portland Education Foundation was recently awarded 12 grants to fund projects throughout the district. Hall Elementary School was awarded a grant to help students and their families build libraries at home. The project targets struggling readers who are socio-economically disadvantaged and those whose first language is not English. Longfellow Elementary was awarded a grant to help students conduct water quality studies on Baxter Wood Pond, the ponds at Evergreen Cemetery and the pond in the Longfellow School Garden. Lyseth


Habitat for Humanity recently held their annual volunteer awards ceremony. The Executive Director’s Award was presented to Caralen MacKenzie-Hicks. The Golden Hammer Award was collectively given to the “Construction Regulars” (above) consisting of Tim Mellen, Gerry Brookes, Mike Connelly, Wayne Gilbert, Doug Hardy, Jim McGurty, David Sellers, George Shaw and Hans van Willigen.

Elementary used their grant to bring in a Chewonki animal presentation to help students learn about adaptations. West School partnered with ArtVan to bring therapeutic art workshops to its elementary students. King Middle School used its grant to fund the school’s Early Risers Book Group which meets weekly to discuss modern and traditional classics. Lincoln’s grant will educate students and the greater com-

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munity about historically significant sites within Evergreen Cemetery. Lyman Moore is using their grant to fund equipment for eighth grade physical science activities. The school will also use funds to bring Paige Hernandez to the school for a performance of poetry, hip hop, visual arts, and live music; she will also give two workshops for students. Casco Bay High School is purchasing cameras to allow ninth grade art and biology students to record seasonal changes, use photos to help identify plants and create photo files on their computers. Deering High School’s grant will help fund the construction of twelve indoor estuaries. PATHS will use their grant to construct compost bins for the students to use. Finally, American composer, conductor and educator Gunther Schuller will present a workshop at the Portland Public Schools’ All-City Orchestra performance.

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Jessica May was recently hired as curator of contemporary and modern art at the Portland Museum of Art. She will be responsible for overseeing the interpretation and development of the museum’s contemporary and modern art collection, including annual exhibitions, the Biennial and the Circa series. May will join the staff in June. Northeast Laboratory Services recently hired Suzanne Pillsbury Lacognata as its new business development officer in the environmental and food safety division. She graduated from the University of Maine Orono with a bachelor’s degree in business and was enrolled in the botany sciences program at Connecticut College. She is a certified master gardener. She was previously employed by Seligman Mutual Funds of New York and worked as an account executive with NEMA Manufacturers Representative Group in the lawn, garden and home division. Hurley Travel Experts recently hired Sean K. Lando as director of technology and corporate travel solutions. Lando brings with him more than 27 years of experience in corporate travel management and technology with a focus on bringing new services to market. His background includes positions as senior global technology manager and project manager for American Express Advisory Services and other leadership roles providing services for Fortune 500 global clients. Willis of Northern New England Inc. recently announced that Michael Sullivan has joined the agency as a property casualty commercial insurance account executive. He holds a Maine producer license and brings a strong commitment to Maine businesses and their risk management needs. He is responsible for new business sales and is based in the agency’s Portland office.


Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies in Yarmouth recently expanded its corporate headquarters. The expansion was completed on the heels of the company’s twelfth consecutive year of record-breaking sales.

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April 19, 2012

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Greater Portland Books & Authors Thursday 4/19 Chef Sarah Fioroni, author of “A Family Farm in Tuscany,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, 772-4045.

Friday 4/20 Local Author Series presents Martha Manning discussing “Trackless Snow: One Woman’s Journey from Shame to Grace,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.


Friday 4/27 ”Gaining Perspective,” Yarmouth High School Art Show, 6:30-8 p.m., 317 Main St. Community Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, through May 25.

Museums Saturday 4/21 From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France, runs through July 15, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or

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”I’ve Finished my Book, Now What?!”, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland, 228-8263.

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Jim Witherell discusses “L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” 2-5 p.m., Books-A-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 253-5587.

Tuesday 4/24 Yarmouth Historical Society Book Group discussion of “Windswept,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Thursday 4/26 Merrill Memorial Library Readers Circle discussion of “The Tigers Wife,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Sunday 4/29 Chris Van Dusen / Matt Tavares reading, 1 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Call for Artists Portland Downtown District is looking for Maine-based artists for the 39th Annual Old Port Fest. Deadline for submissions is April 27. Cost for a spot is $80. Interested parties can visit portlandmaine. com or e-mail

Film Thursday 4/25 ”Linotype: The Film,” 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Saturday 4/28 ”One Tuesday Morning,” 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport.

Galleries ”Chronology of A Life:” Artists Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Preacher, through April 30, Glickman Library, USM Portland, 228-8014. ”Scenes from Maine,” through April 29, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097. ”Smokin’ Hot,” April 29-June 1, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-1336.

Thursday 4/19 Farm & Food 2012, through May 22, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 4/20 Figure Drawing with Live Model, 7-9 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, $10, 4096617.

Thursday 4/26 Student Exhibit, Portland Public Schools, through May 10, Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St.,

Noonday Concerts presents Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

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Tuesday 4/24 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $45-60, 842-0800 or ”River of Time,” 3:30-4:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 4/28 Contra Dance and Dinner, 6-9 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, 275 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth, $10 individuals/$20 family, 846-9559.

Mid Coast Calls for Art Purr and Caw: Talking About Species, community members are welcome to read or sing entries during the May 22 performance, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, no walk-in entries will be allowed, contact Liz McGhee 7258820.

Dirigo and Soule Monde, 7:30 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $10,

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Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $17 advance/$20 door, 761-1757.

World Book Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-6384 or

Snaex: Chriss Sutherland and Chris Teret, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 adults/$7 students, 615-3609.

Saturday 4/21 Antje Duvekot, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, 761-1757. Joel Carpenter, 7 p.m., New Church, 302 Stevens Ave, Portland, $10, 857-9002.

Sunday 4/22 Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show, 2 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, 828-5600. USM School of Music presents Carmina Burana, 3 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $15,

Thursday 4/26 Noonday Concerts presents Bill Street and Maine Saxophone, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356. Portland Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m., South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, $10,

Saturday 4/28 Tricky Britches, 3 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7600.

Sunday 4/29 Future Islands, 7:30 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, 828-5600. Oratorio Chorale, 3 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $20 advance/$25 door, 798-7985. Portland Rossini Club concert, 3-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $10 general public/$5 seniors, 797-8318.

Theater & Dance Thursday 4/19 A Life in the Theater, through May 5, Thu.-Sat. 7 p.m., Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, Thursdays pay-what-you-can, $19, $15 seniors/students, freeportfactory. com or 865-5505.

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Tuesday 4/24 Children’s Poetry program, 4-5 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speak Local Poetry Reading, 3:305:30 p.m., Little Dog Cafe, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 841-7501.


We Were Promised Jetpacks, an indie rock quartet from Edinburgh, Scotland, will play SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The band is touring in support of their recently released second album, “In the Pit of the Stomach.” Tickets are $13 at Bull Moose and or $15 at the door. through June 9, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 653-9334.

Saturday 4/28 ”Facing the Giants,” 1 p.m., Corliss Street Baptist Church Annex, 17 Weeks St., Bath.


Galleries ”Creatures of the Sea and Sky,” through April 30, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

George Lopez, 7:30 p.m., Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Dr., Topsham, $15.

”Return to Sender,” April 20-May 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Tuesday 4/24 Nor’easters Chorus Open House, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 7294062.

”Edge of the Sea,” 5-7 p.m., runs

Wednesday 4/25 Joanne P. McCallie book signing, 5:30-7 p.m., Brunswick Golf Course, 165 River Road, Brunswick, 729-5156.

Films Thursday 4/26 ”American Teacher,” 7 p.m., Bowdoin College, Kresege Auditorium, Brunswick, 725-3465.

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”The Dragon King,” 2 p.m., Frontier Theater, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $14, 725-5222.

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Antje Duvekot, Alvin Ailey Dance visit Portland For the second consecutive weekend, a top singer-songwriter from the Boston area visits One Longfellow Square in Portland: Antje Duvekot is a German-born musician who has just released an album intriguingly titled “New Siberia.” Portland Ovations is nearing the end of its 2011-2012 season, with only three more shows to go. Two of them are scheduled on back-to-back evenings at Merrill Auditorium next week. The first is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which leaps upon the Merrill stage on April 24. Since 1958, this company has represented the epitome of modern terpsichorean excellence and it’s been a frequent visitor to Portland. The next night Portland Ovations presents British classical pianist Imogen Cooper, known for both technical mastery and artistic excellence. University of Southern Maine School of Music has a series of big events this weekend. The biggest is a public performance of “Carmina Burana” in a Portland performance that unites alumni with current students and combines several of the school’s different entities.

Antje Duvekot An expansive vision segues to intimate emotions: That’s the expressive dichotomy that drives the music of Antje Duvekot (pronounced AUNT-ya DOOV-a-coat), a singer-songwriter who will be appearing

Antje Duvekot is a German-born singersongwriter who lives in the Boston area. She’ll be visiting Portland this Saturday.

this Saturday at Portland’s One Longfellow Square. Duvekot a fixture on the Boston music scene who regularly tours this country and Europe. In her first two albums, the 36-year-old poet-musician gained a following for her dark-eyed realism and streetwise romanticism. Along the way she’s achieved the “Triple Crown” of singer-songwriters: the “New Folk” prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the “New Folk” award at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival and the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Artist.”

Cumberland Town Council Meeting Monday, April 23, 2012 6:00 Workshop 7:00 p.m. Call to Order The Cumberland Town Council will hold a Workshop at 6:00 p.m. re: Twin Brook Facility Fees, and its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, in the Town Council Chambers. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. The following items will receive a public hearing: • To hear a report from the Twin Brook Facility Advisory Committee re: User Fees • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on amendments to the Fees and Fines Ordinance to add Twin Brook Recreation Facility User Fees. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on draft zoning amendments to Section 204.14 (Industrial Zone) of the Cumberland Zoning Ordinance to add motor vehicle sales as a permitted use, as recommended by the Planning Board. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on a Victualer’s License for Doc’s Café & Marketplace. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on a Mass Gathering Permit for the Cumberland Farmer’s Club 2nd Annual Cumberland “Sho-n-Shine Car Show” to be held at the Cumberland Fairgrounds on June 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • To set a Public Hearing date (May 14th) to consider and act on a Mass Gathering Permit for Cumberland Soccer Club “Just For Fun” Labor Day Tournament to be held at Twin Brook Recreational Facility on September 1st & 2nd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. • To appoint members to various Boards & Committees. Other items may be considered. Please refer to the town’s website: www. for a complete agenda.

Her third CD came out in January. Titled “New Siberia,” its 11 selections range from cathartic release in a song about her difficult childhood to a very humorous and modern take on a “disastrous” first date. Intriguingly, one song speculates on a possible romance between famed aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, who disappeared together on a global circumnavigation attempt in 1937. Duvekot believes that her new release represents an artistic breakthrough. “‘New Siberia’ is a special album to me because the songs are wiser,” she explained. “They have an age to them that should resonate with anyone who’s struggled through a difficult period and come out better. There’s something really sweet in being able to look back on a journey like that, from a darker, younger self to a better, older place.” Born in Germany, Duvekot was uprooted at age 13 and endured very difficult teenage years in Delaware. “Glamorous Girls” recounts some the emotional turmoil of those times. Nowadays she lives in the Boston area, and is a close friend and occasional professional partner with Ellis Paul, a Maine-born singer-songwriter who has also thrived in Hub musical circles. “Antje is the rare artists who can write about the social and the personal in the same breath,” Paul said. “Her voice has a sound of innocence and naivete which makes razor-sharp insights into the human condition.” Catch Antje Duvekot at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland at 8 p.m. April 21. Call 761-1757.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater For the past 54 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been a groundbreaking artistic enterprise based in New York that has performed in nearly every corner of the world. The company has visited Portland several times, and returns April 24 under the aegis of Portland Ovations. Founded in 1958, the company first gained fame with “Revelations,” a dance in three sections that depicts the tribulations and triumphs of African-Americans. “Revelations” was created by founder Alvin Ailey, who directed the troupe until his death in 1989. It has grown into a major artistic force with its own theater building in New York City, a youth program and a touring com-

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pany that showcases young artists. Its international travels began five decades ago when the company was selected as American cultural ambassadors by the U.S. State Department. Over the subsequent years, AAADT members have performed before 23 million people in 48 U.S. states and 71 foreign countries on six continents. AAADT is known for its incomparable and infectious sense of joy, freedom and spirit. The April 24 program will include two works created by Ailey himself: “Streams” and “Revelations.” It will also include two works created by others on the company’s commission. Portland Ovations presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Imogen Cooper

The next night in Merrill, Portland Ovations hosts another globetrotting performer: classical pianist Imogen Cooper, a British artist who is lauded for her technical virtuosity, poetic poise and suave athleticism. Equally at home with large orchestras, chamber music, art songs or solo recital, Cooper will spotlight the latter repertoire for her Portland visit. Her program includes works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederic Chopin. A few years ago The Guardian celebrated her 60th birthday with an editorial, which noted: “Her Schubert recitals demonstrated a rare ability to negotiate the composer’s change of moods between flippancy and tragedy, managing such delicacy in differentiating shades and tones within individual phrases. It was playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity.” Her professional career now includes 28 recordings. Among the many kudos Cooper has earned is Commander of the British Empire, awarded by Queen Elizabeth in 2007. Catch Imogen Cooper in recital at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

‘Carmina Burana’

The University of Southern Maine School of Music is approaching the end of the term with bigger productions. One of the biggest-ever years will be this Sunday’s performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” in Portland. Composed in Germany in the 1935-1936, the large-scale piece is based on a collection of poems from the medieval period. It is scored for three soloists, large chorus and orchestra. It is considered one of the most popular pieces in the classical canon and a sure-fire box-office hit. USM’s production will bring back more than 50 alums who will perform with current students. The chorus will be directed by professor Robert Russell while the USM Concert Band will be under the baton of professor Peter Martin. A single 3 p.m. performance is planned on April 22 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call USM’s music box office at 780-5555.

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Greater Portland Benefits Family Swim Night to benefit RSU 1 Swim for Life Program, 5:30 p.m., $5 students/$15 families, Project Linus Blanket Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, 284-5606.

Saturday 4/21 Dancing with the Community to benefit South Portland senior fitness classes, 6 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, $60 after April 13, no tickets sold at the door, 767-7650. Somewhere Over the Rainbow benefit dance, 7-11 p.m., 21+, Portland Elks Club #188, 1945 Congress St., Portland, 396-8514.

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Wednesday 4/25 Coastal Conservation Association of Maine, banquet and fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, $55 advance/$65 door,

Thursday 4/26 Little Black Dress Event to benefit Goodwill Workforce Solutions, 6-9 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, $40, 774-6323,

Friday 4/27 Pitchfork to Plate: An Evening of Champagne and Desserts to benefit Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 7-10 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, gala, 865-4469.

Sunday 4/29 Poker Tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, 12 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, $100, seating limited, 773-5437 or

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Saturday 4/21 Calico Quilters Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth, $3, 829-9396. Document Shredding, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Key Bank, 400 Forest Ave., Portland. Urban Runoff 5k, race-day registration 7:30-8:45 a.m., race start 9 a.m., Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland, White Elephant & Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Patrick Church Hall, 1342 Outer Congress St., Portland.

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Falmouth budget from page 1 part-time assistant principal at the high school and pay increase for School Department employees, Winslow said he was disappointed more residents didn’t turn out for the hearing. The majority of comments from residents focused on the strength of the schools and need to invest in education. The $29 million school budget is an increase of $2.8 million, or 10.8 percent, from the current budget. If approved by voters at the June 12 budget validation referendum, the spending plan would add 50 cents to the property tax rate. The annual tax bill on a $300,000 home would increase by $150. School Board member Andrew Kinley said half of the projected increase represents the first debt payment of $1.89 million on the new elementary school. Other factors in the increase include a loss in revenue from the federal jobs bill and Medicaid reimbursements, personnel and contract commitments and new requests to address increased enrollment and student needs, Kinley said. “These (new requests) really aren’t new,

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they are things that because of enrollment we need to have,” Kinley said. New spending requests include a seventh-grade teacher, the part-time assistant principal at the high school, and additional hours for several district employees. The school budget, approved by the School Board, does not include new programs or require any layoffs. On the town side, the $11 million budget increases spending by 3 percent, but does not require a tax increase. Town Manager Nathan Poore said the municipal share of the tax rate will stay at $3 per $1,000 of assessed value. The municipal budget includes a $319,000 bump in spending that Poore attributes to an anticipated increase in capital spending, cost-of-living and overtime increases and higher fuel costs. Those increases were offset by a revenue increase of $328,000. The largest chunk – $239,000 – comes from vehicle excise fees. During his presentation on the school budget at the public hearing, Kinley touted Falmouth’s school success and said the budget supports that excellence. He cited Falmouth’s rank as No. 1 on the list of “Top 10 Cities to Live and Learn” released by and the nonprofit group GreatSchools. “I think we’re doing pretty well as a school district. We’ve got to keep working to keep the Falmouth school district strong,” Kinley said. Dee Conroy-Vella, a School Board candidate, said the proposed school budget represents not only an investment in children, but in the community in general. Karen Farber, a Town Council candidate, urged town councilors to unanimously support the school budget. “I think this is the right budget,” she said. “It’s well thought out. This is a tight budget.” Resident Josh Barrett said he and his wife, a native of Falmouth, moved back to town because of the schools. He said he fully supports the “responsible” spending plan. “I think we’re getting a fantastic bang for our buck,” he said. After the public hearing, Councilor Fred Chase said he is tempted to vote against the school budget because it calls for a property tax rate increase. “I don’t think there’s any need of it,” he said. Councilor Chris Orestis praised what he called the “transparent” budgeting process and said “it’s just so clear this is one of the best run towns not just in Maine, but in the country.” Orestis said he will “proudly and loudly” support the school budget. “I think there are a lot of communities out there who wish they were in the same position we’re in,” he said. Councilor Will Armitage said the town has strived to avoid tax increases when the economy is tough. He said it is frustrating that the School Department couldn’t do the same. “D0 I like the (school) budget? No. Am I going to oppose it? No,” he said. Town Council Chairwoman Teresa Pierce said the council will vote on the municipal budget on Monday, April 23, at Town Hall. Gillian Graham can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @grahamgillian.

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Winter from page 6 required few repairs this year. In Brunswick, Public Works Director John Foster said there were savings in overtime, contracted plowing, sand and salt. He said $160,000 remains from the $468,000 snow removal budget. That money will shift to the city’s general fund. Foster said his crews will begin crosswalk striping within the next week, close to a month ahead of schedule. “We’re well on our way to getting our streets all swept,” he said. “That’s given us a good jump.” Unlike in many towns where budget savings go back into the general fund, Chebeague Island Town Administrator Eric Dyer said he’s looking to use the town’s “significant” savings to create a “rolling bank” to fund future plowing and materials expenses. Dyer said the town budgeted $35,000 for winter road materials, but spent only about $10,800, for a 70 percent savings. That savings was a good thing, he said, because the town overspent its budget to transport those materials to the island on a barge. The town budget allocated $10,000 for the barge, but the actual expense was $12,500, Dyer said. Chebeague Island also saved by spending $2,600 of its $10,000 overtime budget for snow removal on three miles of gravel road and nine miles of paved road. “It’s been great, I hope it continues,” Dyer said. “It helps us run the town more efficiently.” Scarborough Public Works Director Mike Shaw said the town had some savings in overtime and fuel, but his crews still had



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to treat roads frequently. Shaw said there were mornings where residents may have let a thin layer of snow melt from their driveways without shoveling, but public works crews had no choice but to make sure streets were safe for commuters. “The events were shorter in duration. The number of times we were out wasn’t much different than in previous years,” he said. Cumberland Finance Director Alex Kimball said the town experienced some savings, “but it wasn’t enormous.” While overtime was under budget, the higher cost of diesel cancelled any potential savings in fuel, he said. Kimball said the town spent $90,000 of its $95,000 budget for road salt. “We had to put down a lot of salt this year,” he said. “... Not a lot of snow does not necessarily mean the crews aren’t out there.” Despite the savings this year, Owen, the Bath public works director, said towns and cities can’t count on mild winters in the future. “It was a light winter,” he said. “It was helpful, but it certainly shouldn’t be seen as the way we should budget. It could be extreme next year.”



Dining Dish from page 6 Crema Coffee Co., operated by the people who run Arabica Coffee, opened at 9 Commercial St., Portland. And, Speckled Ax Espresso, the retail face of Matt’s Wood Roasted, is expected to open by the end of April at 567 Congress St. Tao, a new restaurant at 22 Pleasant St. in Brunswick, is expected to open by the end of May. Portland resident Cara Stadler is the chef-owner. She said she will serve tapas-style small plates with an Asian influence using local ingredients. The 51-seat restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and for lunch Wednesday through Friday. For a sweet (or savory) treat, owner Leigh Kellis opened Holy Donut at 194

Park Ave., Portland. Her doughnut varieties include dark chocolate sea salt and warm sweet potato ginger. Gogi, the Korean taco restaurant at 654 Congress St. closed after Ian Farnsworth sold his half of the business to his business partner Hwamin Yi. Chipotle opened its second restaurant in Maine, taking over the space formerly occupied by Blockbuster video store at 25 Main St. in Westbrook Crossing. The other Chipotle, at 359 Maine Mall Road in South Portland, opened in 2010. Drive-through service at the new Red Robin chain restaurant, located at 800 Gallery Blvd. in Scarborough, is expected to open on April 26. This is the first Red Robin to open in the Portland area and will offer burgers, salads, soups and wraps. Freelance writer Amy Anderson can be reached at

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Join us at 5 Fundy Rd. right off Route 1 in Falmouth. Our newly renovated professional offices and suites offer many amenities for only $450 per month. Offices include — Utilities — High Speed Internet Connectivity — Parking — Weekly cleaning We offer flexible leasing terms and affordable monthly rates. You pay no additional CAM or common charges. For more information about Foreside Executive Suite, please contact us at ........... 518-8014

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both a labor of love, that’s for sure.” The cafe will soon have a website: www.

900-square-foot units have been rented out. “They’re a really good fit for people who don’t want to be in a home, but want to be in Cumberland,” Williams said. Williams lives in North Yarmouth with her husband, David Williams, who is a small business owner who has done much of the work on the two buildings, and their four children. The Williamses both grew up in Cumberland, and bought the property last fall. Their newborn baby, also named David, has acquired the nickname of “Doc,” a nod to Hanson and the new cafe. “We can say that we have two babies named Doc,” Williams said. “... They’re

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Abatement from page 3 the current market. “I think people have been used to having the market value go up since 1997. We have a whole generation of buyers who are used to the market going up always,” she said. “They automatically assume a lower assessed value means a

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lower tax bill.” One appeal to the Board of Assessment Review – for the 200 Woodville Road estate formerly owned by Shaw’s Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis – was settled this month when the property owner failed to show up at the hearing. Gregory had adjusted the assessment of the property from $1.9 million to $1.5 million following an abatement request by Andrew Preston, who lived at the estate. Falmouth tax records show the estate is owned by Mile Properties LLC of Chatham, N.J. After the abatement request was filed, Gregory was able to get into the home for the first time since it was under construction. The inspection revealed errors in measurements and bathroom count, which resulted in the adjustment, she

said. The property owners further appealed her decision. Gregory said those types of errors are bound to happen, especially in homes the town has not had access to for an accurate assessment. There are 4,324 residential and 215 commercial properties in town. “We encourage people to check their property cards. Even if we get an A-plus, there are probably 450 properties with mistakes,” she said. “... There are some homes we’ve never been in. I’m finding the ones that are extremely over assessed are the ones we haven’t been in. We’re inspecting a lot more homes now.” Gillian Graham can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @grahamgillian.




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testing does not mean a new policy is in place for future dances. He said a policy could be developed after administrators hear from parents, students and staff about how successful the pilot program is at the prom.

Hall said he and Assistant Principal Josh Ottow will administer the tests as students enter the prom at the Mariner’s Church Banquet Center in Portland. Hall said they will initially use two simple, hand-held devices provided by the Yarmouth Police Department to detect the presence of alcohol. A more sophisticated unit to determine blood-alcohol content

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will be available for follow-up use. Students who refuse to be tested will not be admitted to the prom and their parents will be notified, Hall said. Hall credited students for doing much of the work leading to the pilot program, and senior Claudia Lockwood agreed. Lockwood is one of two student members of the School Committee, a member of the high school Student Senate and chairwoman of the senate’s extracurricular and technology committee. “I think students need to remember that dances are a school event and are supposed to be substance free,” Lockwood said. Students began discussing the problem because a number of them were disciplined for being intoxicated at a dance held in Freeport last December, Hall said. “Being a senior at this dance and seeing people who were unable to make safe choices was the biggest concern,” Lock-


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wood said. The unanimous School Committee support for the pilot project did not come without some reservations from Chairman David Ray and committee member Andy Tureff. “There is a question if they are overly intrusive,” Tureff said, while acknowledging “alcohol is a serious problem at school events.” Tureff is also chairman of the policy committee, which discussed the pilot program two days before the full committee voted. He said the student participation in creating the pilot program and acceptance that dance environments must change helped convince him to support testing at the prom. “I have personal continuing concerns,” he added. Ray said the prospect of testing was distressing when first considered. “I have a streak of civil libertarian clanging when I hear we are (breath-testing) everybody,” he said. The pilot project drew one comment from the public. Resident Jim Jackson, the parent of one of the students disciplined after the Freeport dance last year, expressed his support. “He chose it, there is no doubt about it,” Jackson said about his son. “If a policy had been in place, he would have had an extra quiver in his bag not to make the choice.” Under the pilot program, students who initially test positive, but claim they have not been drinking, will be allowed to retake the test in about 10 or 15 minutes. Hall told the committee the handheld units sometimes register false positives caused by mouthwash, but those traces of alcohol should be gone by the time a second test is administered. Students will also be required to sign in with chaperons at the prom. Hall said two more chaperons will be added, and the coat check area will be monitored more closely. Because the prom lasts three hours, Hall said he does not want testing to take too much time in the beginning of the evening. Students volunteers will be asked to leave a study hall and simulate testing to see how long it may take to get everyone inside. Hall emphasized this is a pilot program with no commitment to creating a policy for future events, but said it was unlikely the tests would be used at athletic events. Yarmouth will be the second area school to test students for alcohol. Students at Falmouth High School are randomly checked as they enter dances, according to Falmouth Assistant Principal Jack Hardy. Hardy said his school’s program is supported by students and no one has tested positive since it was initiated. Lockwood said what opposition there was to testing students in Yarmouth was tempered by the knowledge that some changes were needed at dances. “We started out just discussing what had happened and what steps needed to be taken to create a safer school function,” Lockwood said. “It was good the students recognized things were headed in the wrong direction and want to make it better.” She said the pilot program alone could be a sufficient deterrent. “Hopefully, this will show for the future we won’t always need Breathalyzers,” Lockwood said. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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