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April 21, 2011

Vol. 25, No. 16

Route 1 corridor in Falmouth may see revamp starting next year

Tuttle Road blaze

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Firefighters from Pownal, Freeport, Yarmouth and North Yarmouth responded to a fire at 87 Tuttle Road in Pownal on Sunday. An unattached garage was destroyed by the fire and one man was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with burns on his hand.

By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Changes are coming down the road for Route 1. The Maine Department of Transportation has scheduled the highway for resurfacing in the 2012-2013 construction season. However, before that happens, the town has to decide what, if any, changes it will make to the corridor. “There are nine projects that are all part of the tax increment financing district,” Director of Long Range Planning Theo Holtwijk said. The projects that have already been scheduled include burying utility lines, adding and repairing sidewalks, adding business signs, creating traffic islands, tree plantings, and possible changes to the Bucknam Road-Maine Turnpike spur configuration. All these projects have just become more urgent with the DOT’s decision to resurface. “The town needs to decide what things, like bike lanes, underground power lines, street trees, will be part of the plan,” Holtwijk said. See page 34

Falmouth elementary school fails to meet federal standard By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — For the first time, a Falmouth school did not meet adequate yearly progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The third and fourth grades at

Plummer-Motz School failed to meet the standard for the 20102011 school year, based on testing in the fall of 2010. “We didn’t make AYP with students with disabilities,” said Lunt School teacher Joy Hal-

ligan, who put together the district report cards and Title 1 reports with a small group of other teachers. Halligan explained that because only 29 percent of special education students in grade four

met proficiency standards in reading, the entire school does not make AYP. Every other subset, including economically disadvantaged students, made or exceeded standards required by federal

law. The middle school made AYP in all areas. Plummer-Motz is a smaller sample size, Halligan said, which means if a few students See page 34

Weed ’em and reap

Allen, Sterling & Lothrop celebrates 100 years

Emily Parkhurst / The Forecaster

Riley, 12, right, and Blake, 15, help their father, Shawn Brannigan, set out the first pansies of the year Monday at Allen, Sterling & Lothrop on Route 1 in Falmouth.

By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — One hundred years ago this spring, a small wholesale farm equipment and seed distributor opened on Commercial Street in Portland. Then, in the 1950s, the company moved to a building at the corner of Federal and Middle streets, until the city took the building by eminent domain in

1969, forcing the company to Route 1 in Falmouth. Now, Allen, Sterling & Lothrop is enjoying the resurgence of local farming and home gardening, which is helping it celebrate a successful centennial. “It ended up being a blessing, but my grandfather didn’t think so at the time,” said Shawn

Brannigan of the forced move to Falmouth. Brannigan took over the business from his grandfather, Sherwood Maguire, who first leased it from Harry Lothrop. Lothrop died in the late 1950s, and Maguire took full ownership of the business. See page 43

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................28 Classifieds......................37 Community Calendar......31 Meetings.........................31 Obituaries.......................13

Opinion.............................7 People & Business.........26 Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................42 School Notebook............24 Sports.............................15

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April 21, 2011

ChIME helps individuals heed the call Cumberland electrician to be ordained in June

By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — After 25 years as a master electrician, Dana Demers found a calling toward an entirely different path. On June 5, he will be ordained as an interfaith minister through the Portlandbased Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. The 47-year-old Cumberland Center man said that “some changes came along that led me in the direction of ChIME.” Among those changes were the deaths of his parents and the economic slump, which hurt his business. And there was also that calling. Looking into various religions and


spiritual practices to see what resonated, he found that many paths made sense to him. Then he found ChIME, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002. “What interested me most is that it was interfaith, and that there was an understanding that essentially there’s good in all faith traditions,” Demers said. ChIME describes itself as “an interfaith wisdom school and open community committed to transformation of the self and planet earth through education, ordination, support, celebration and service.” Watching both his parents die in the past five years triggered Demers’ interest in the hospice field, which is where he said he would like to serve as a chaplain. He volunteered with Beacon Hospice in Portland during his first year with ChIME, and at Mercy Hospital’s oncol-

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Dana Demers of Cumberland, a career electrician, is part of the next group of interfaith ministers to be ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine in Portland.

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North Yarmouth budget panel favors 2.3% tax cut By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — The Budget Committee last week recommended a fiscal 2012 budget of $3.4 million. Nearly $824,000 would come from taxes, a 2.27 reduction from the current year. The budget continues to be a work in progress, Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. The Budget Committee still had to discuss a part-time public safety coordinator position in the Fire/Rescue Department. Diffin said the Board of Selectmen is expected to discuss much of the budget,

including revenues, next Tuesday. Residents will ultimately vote on the spending plan at Town Meeting on June 18. While the town listed $565,000 as the amount expected in excise tax collections for fiscal 2011, the Budget Committee recommended increasing the revenue amount for next year by $55,000, to $620,000. In preparing this year’s budget, the Budget Committee proposed $30,000 more than the Board of Selectmen recommended, but the town approved the selectmen’s target. The Budget Committee favors issuing $100,000 in bonds to help pay for a new

fire truck that will cost about $350,000, Diffin said. As of last week, the Board of Selectmen did not want to borrow that amount; the board wants to raise the money from taxes, she explained. While the Budget Committee has recommended nearly $159,000 be put into capital reserves, Diffin said the selectmen might reduce that amount by about $100,000, using the balance for the fire truck. The town has already set aside the remainder of the $350,000.

ChIME from previous page that person). But they would be in my mind on a daily basis.” He added that “every person I’ve met is beautiful in their own way.” Once ordained, Demers would also like to serve at ceremonies such as weddings and baptisms, events on the other ends of the spectrum of life. Whether he is there at the beginning of a person’s life or at the end, Demers said he focuses on the richness of each step along the way. “Helping people celebrate their life is what we do,” he said. ChIME is at 555 Forest Ave. in Portland in the Center for Grieving Children building. Its next public workshop is “Forgiveness” with Robin Casarjian, which will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Admission is $75. An application for the ChIME program is available at The program runs from September to May each year, with a class one night a week and one weekend a month.

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Facilities committee to address high school needs By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors will form a committee to address the safety, accessibility and appearance of the high school. The 16-member Freeport High School Facilities Study Advisory Committee will include three teachers, three administrators, six parents and community members, three students and one member of the RSU 5 facilities subcommittee. High school Principal Bob Strong will lead the panel. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said while the high school could accommodate up to 600 students three

years ago, it is time to reassess enrollment and the quality of the facility. The advisory group will evaluate space within the school to determine what is needed, based on increasing enrollment and programs. It will report to the School Board in November and complete its work by January 2012. Katherine Breer, one of the residents who helped initiate the high school facilities committee, said while the advisory committee will address the long-term goals of the high school, a few short-term goals could be completed before school opens next fall. She asked the board to consider add-

ing $9,500 to the budget to address these short term needs. The board has already added $5,000 to the budget for high school improvement projects. Breer said outdoor projects such as landscaping, picnic tables, an outdoor classroom area and vegetable garden could be completed before the start of the next school year. She also suggested painting the hallways, doors and trim in the school; adding benches for students; bulletin boards, and artwork and trophies in the main entrance. These simple upgrades would create a “much more uniform, aesthetically pleasing look to the high school,” Breer said.

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The board will discuss funding options at its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The Freeport High School Facilities Study Advisory Committee will meet on May 4 at 5 p.m. in Room 113 at Freeport High School. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @ amy_k_anderson.

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Levy Furere, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, helped clean and organize the shelves at the Falmouth Food Pantry last Friday as part of the second annual Day of Service organized by the University of Southern Maine. Students from USM and Deering volunteered at various agencies and locales throughout greater Portland.

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Falmouth schools. Two council seats are up for election in June. Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce has indicated she will run again, but she has not filed papers. Councilor Cathy Breen is prevented from seeking re-election because she has reached the limit of two consecutive three-year terms. The deadline to file papers to get on the June 14 ballot is May 2.

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Spring has sprung a crop of new restaurants By Amy Anderson Siano’s Pizza at 505 Fore St. in Portland has closed and Zapoteca is expected to open in its place by the end of May or beginning of June. Owner Tom Bard will serve Mexican cuisine and tequila flights. A sign on the window of the former Katahdin restaurant at 106 High St. in Portland indicates a tapas and wine bar, Plush West End, is expected to open in June. According to its website, the restaurant will have an extensive martini list and interactive wine list available on the iPad. It will offer “a sophisticated atmosphere with upscale small plate and tapas menu.” Gogi, a Korean taco restaurant, opened last week at 653 Congress St. in Portland. Owner Ian Farnsworth also owns Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street. The menu features Korean barbeque and Mexican fusion flavors. Tacos are served on nori, tortillas or lettuce wraps; quesadillas are filled with crab, shrimp, mushrooms or marinated meats; and appetizers include radish, fried rice and cabbage kimshi. Gogi, which is Korean for meat, will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and Wednesday through Saturday nights until 2 a.m. Port City Music Hall, an 18-plus venue, is now serving food. The menu,

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designed by The Black Tie Co., offers entrees, small plates and desserts. Small plates include onion rings, jumbo pretzels and baked Brie cheese; entrees will feature pork Osso Buco, chicken picatta and breaded eggplant; chocolate cake, carrot cake and white chocolate truffle are dessert offerings. The Salt Exchange, at 245 Commercial St. in Portland, will host a “Bourbon and The Triple Crown” tasting on Wednesday, April 27, from 5-7 p.m. For $10 per person, a bourbon authority will introduce bourbons made by Makers Mark and Jim Beam Small Batch. In honor of the Triple Crown, The Salt Exchange will offer a Mint Julep special. Reservations are not required for this 21+ event. Hugo’s Restaurant, 88 Middle St. in Portland, has extended its two-forone tasting menu special through the end of April. Customers can enjoy an $85-per-person, six-course menu for $42.50 Tuesday through Thursday until April 28. On the second floor of the Portland Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, the former Peanut Butter & Jelly Time is now Deux Couchon. Chef

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Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, April 21 7 PM Traditional Service of Tenebrae with Communion

Easter Sunday Sunday, April 24

9 AM Worship Service 11 AM Worship Service All are Welcome! Rev. Deborah Tate Breault Minister

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Sunday’s wind and rain storm left fallen trees and power lines in its wake. This tree fell on lines along Route 125 in Freeport, forcing traffic to be diverted.

Adam Alfter’s menu includes smoked meat sandwiches, toffee bacon and homemade pickles. A new tea room, Dobra Tea, opened at 151 Middle St., above Bull Moose Music. The 48-seat space offers teas imported from tea farmers in China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Kenya, Nepal and Turkey and serves specialty drinks and locally baked desserts and savory snacks. According to their website, owners Ellen Kanner and Ray Marcotte plan to offer tea classes, a book group focused on tea, game nights, acoustic musical entertainment, poetry slams, artwork by local artists and hope to create a community gathering space. Jimmy the Greek’s will open another

location in South Portland, at the former Sebago Brewing Co. at the Maine Mall, 150 Philbrook Avenue. Manager Bethany Desjardins said the restaurant is expected to open by the second week of June. Wilfred Beriau of Gray, chairman of the Culinary Arts Department at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, and Patrick Britten of Yarmouth, corporate chef at Sysco of Northern New England in Westbrook, were recognized for their leadership in the culinary industry with Cutting Edge Awards at the American Culinary Federation Northeast Regional Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @ amy_k_anderson.

Easter Services FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Freeport

An Easter Sunrise Service will be held April 24th on the peak of Bradbury Mountain in Pownal at 5:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Little officiating.

There will also be a service under the shelter at the foot of the mountain with Pastor Sandy Williams for those unable to climb (or in the First Parish Congregational Church in Pownal in case of severely inclement weather). Coffee and donuts will be served at the Pownal Church following the service. Sponsored by the First Parish Congregational Church in Pownal and the First Baptist Church of Freeport, anyone is welcome to attend.

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Holy Week Services

On Maundy Thursday, April 21, the First Parish Congregational Church, United Church of Christ at 116 Main Street, Yarmouth will have a Seder at 5:45 PM followed by a soup supper. A Tenebrae service with communion will take place at 7:15 PM. On Easter Sunday, April 24, worship services are at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. All are welcome.

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Beem sees pension crisis through smoke, mirrors As typical of every spendthrift liberal, Edgar Allen Beem wants to slay Chicken Little. He disconnects himself with fiscal sanity and tries to reinvent Economics 101. In this spirit he refuses to recognize the fiscal insanity of his liberal icons. Does he remember Sen. Kennedy’s bleating that Social Security was under control? Maybe because Sen. Kerry has the key to the Social Security lock box. The worst part of Beem’s rant is that there is no problem with Maine’s retirement system. We can solve this problem by submitting the bill to my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. Instead of praising Gov. LePage in his efforts, he is pining for a rerun of another Baldacci smoke-andmirrors budget. Nick Pappas Cape Elizabeth

Falmouth pantry values help from USM As part of the annual Day of Service through the University of Southern Maine on April 15, the Falmouth Food Pantry benefited from the hard work of Jennifer, Bradley, and Levy. We want to thank them for their thorough scrubbing of every storage unit, reinforcing many wobbly shelves, cleaning the floor, and washing the windows. In addition, they were prompt, courteous, energetic, and self-sufficient. It was a joy to be with such caring young people making incredible efforts on behalf of the Falmouth Food Pantry and our neighbors in need. Nancy Lightbody, Dorothy Blanchette, Jill Fox & Carrie Penrose, managers Falmouth Food Pantry

‘Town center’ will make Falmouth proud Congratulations to the Falmouth Town Council and staff on marshaling balanced information and public comment. We are persuaded that the proposed Falmouth “town center” will provide a long-needed multipurpose facility. It will serve all ages. It’s good economics: well-planned use of valuable space, recycling solid buildings. And it’s on the bus route. We hope it will be approved and soon enjoyed year-round. Falmouth will be proud of its lively town center. Betty & George Willhoite Falmouth

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Library, campus deserve support As a trustee of the Falmouth Memorial Library for the past four years, I have been deeply involved in addressing the space needs of our library. Circulation and usage have outpaced the growth of our town, to the point that our library does not meet state or national standards for space or accessibility. Our library is in dire need of more space. At present, there is room for only two chairs dedicated for teen use. This is unacceptable in my view, and a move to the Lunt site will provide the necessary space to meet the needs of our young adult population. After many years of research, and input from library and construction experts, the trustees recognize the difficulty and prohibitive costs of expanding on the current site. The opportunity to relocate the library to Lunt School is fiscally prudent and will not increase in our town’s mil rate. The library will need help reaching its fundraising

goals from our citizenry. I am pleased the citizens of Falmouth will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum in June that will create not only an expanded Library but also expanded community programming on the Lunt/ Plummer-Motz campus. As a father of three school-aged children, I see the exponential benefit from an expanded library at Lunt for current and future generations growing up in Falmouth. I urge you to vote in support of the referendum and our library. Sean P. Joyce Falmouth

Orestis will make Falmouth schools a council priority We moved to Falmouth because we believed the town’s public school system would give our children access to a superior education. Over the last several months, we have followed and contributed to the discussion on the 2012 school budget. We overwhelmingly support the budget and full-day kindergarten. When offered the choice to build a new elementary school, the voters in our town said yes by a 3-1 margin. They understood the value of an excellent school system. Everyone continues to understand that it begins with our youngest learners. Now we finally have the space to offer them the program they deserve. We have been impressed with the thoughtful comments we’ve heard from Chris Orestis. We were very happy to learn that he is running for Town Council. He will represent us well and make decisions that continue to ensure that quality schools are a top priority for Falmouth. Josh Barrett Falmouth

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Keep those (signed) cards and letters coming The great South Dakota letters experiment is kaput. I wrote last December about a decision by the weekly Freeman Courier to publish letters by writers who requested anonymity. It was a six-month trial designed Editor’s to test whether relaxing the paper’s requirement for signed letters would encourage more readers to express their opinions on a wider variety of meaningful topics.


According to the publisher of the Courier, Tim Waltner, it didn’t work. The paper saw virtually no increase in letters and received only three requests from writers to Mo Mehlsak withhold their names. And none of those letters, Waltner wrote in a column reprinted by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, were on topics that were either controversial or likely to lead to recrimination of the authors. For editors, including me, who were intrigued when the pros and cons of anonymous letters were debated last June at the annual ISWNE conference, the Courier experience is, frankly, disappointing. Some of us had hoped it would bolster the argument that anonymity isn’t evil, or a sign of cowardice, and can advance the exchange of ideas and opinions on newspaper editorial pages. Personally, I remain unconvinced that anonymous opinion is a bad thing. There is long historical prec-

edent for it in American newspaper publishing, and research shows that anonymity can give a voice to disenfranchised readers and those who risk recrimination because of the opinions and information they share. But I am also convinced that the level of reader engagement in greater Portland is unlike the situation in Freeman. Our letter writers produce a consistently vibrant exchange of ideas and willingly sign their names. Those who feel they can’t be identified are always welcome to share their opinions privately with me and our publisher, Karen Wood. And, based on the experience in Freeman, this is not the time to fix something that may not be broken. But with school budget referendums and local elections approaching, it is a good time to review and adjust it. That’s why you can now find an expanded letters policy on the Contact page of our website. It includes the basic points from our previous policy, codifies some practices that have been in place (if not in writing) and adds a few new wrinkles – for example, letters endorsing candidates for public office are now limited to 150 words, instead of the 250 words we allow for general letters. As usual, let me know what you think, either in an online comment or a letter to the editor. Signed, of course. Mo Mehlsak is editor of The Forecaster. He can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 107 or You can also follow Mo @mmehlsak on Twitter. Comment on this story at:

A couple of weeks ago, my lovely mother, Louise, arrived for a visit. She brought with her a newspaper, with the front page of Section D boasting a Technicolor photograph of a middle-aged woman with a jaw-length hairdo, wire-frame glasses, and a disturbingly No Sugar startled look upon her face.


Apparently, a jury had recently awarded the very surprised-looking New Jersey resident $115,000 in a medical malpractice suit against a plastic surgeon who performed cosmetic surgery that left her unable to shut her eyes. Or blink.

Sandi Amorello

Dr. Frankenstein screwed something up, and now the poor thing will forever look as if she has just walked in on the local Presbyterian minister doing a line of cocaine with Mary Poppins. Let me jump in right here and say that the whole idea of plastic surgery frightens me. I am normally a rather brave woman. I don’t fear God. I do, however, fear waking up looking like Michael Jackson. Of course I’d like to have perfect eyelids. Of course I’d like to have the perky breasts of my adolescence. But I just cannot imagine taking the risk. I also can’t imagine what it’s like to go to a School Board meeting on a Thursday as a size 34B and show up a month later as a 34DD. Most people are sharp enough to realize such blossoming is not a natural occurrence. Does our self-esteem really need to be directly related to our cup size, or the tautness of our eyelids? A while back, I heard about a book written by a plastic surgeon, marketed to young daughters of women who have had various plastic surgery procedures. It’s meant to explain why mommy suddenly looks, well, not quite like mommy anymore, but rather like a new and improved version of mommy. I was mortified that such a book even exists. I try to imagine all of the little girls, growing up gazing at mommy’s perfectly firm and symmetrical 36D breasts, and then at about age 16, after years of patiently waiting, realizing they’ve been duped. We grow up assuming we will be in some sort of genetic alignment with our ancestors. What a surprise it must be to find out that mommy’s nose came from a catalog. Or that her ample bosom is built upon a foundation of saline solution and Zip-Loc baggies. Talk about disappointment and disillusionment. If you have reproduced, you are familiar with the multi-million dollar scam innocently advertised as “school photo day.” School photos used to be simple. You attempted to get your child to wear a shirt that didn’t have his or her breakfast spilled down the front, you tossed a comb in their backpack, and you hoped your continued next page

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No Sugar Added from previous page efforts would yield something that could be mailed off to select relatives in that year’s holiday card. Those of us who are paying attention have noticed that the order forms for school photographs now include options to “touch up” a variety of pesky little imperfections. Like pimples. Or perhaps a nose that isn’t quite as button-like as certain perfect parents had hoped. Twenty-five percent of elementary school parents request retouching on their children’s school photos. This number jumps to 50 percent when kids are in high school. This means that half of all American parents would like their teenagers to appear more perfect. In a shallow, superficial way, of course. No adult with half a brain should be shocked at the fact that this can have a negative impact on the fruit of their loins. I mean, I imagine if my mom had checked the box that said, “get rid of that zit and while you’re at it, why don’t you chop a bit off the end of her nose so she looks more like Malibu Barbie,” my self-esteem may have been negatively impacted. Perhaps if we could be comfortable with the beauty of our so called “imperfections” and the aging process, we could also set an example for our children to accept themselves for the wondrous creatures they are. The fountain of youth would be a marvelous thing to discover, but I’d rather try to just go out gracefully. With eyelids that blink. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at Comment on this story at:

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The Forecaster welcomes readers to express their views in our pages in the hope that these opinion columns will help generate thoughtful debate on local issues. We are eager to provide space for a diversity of opinion and perspectives, which we will publish as “Forum” pieces on our Opinion pages. We would especially like to receive submissions from those who may have a particular background in a subject related to local or statewide issues. As our space is limited, we would ask that these submissions for these Forum columns be limited to 550 words, and they should be exclusive to The Forecaster. If you would like more information on a possible Forum column, you can contact Mo Mehlsak at 781-3661 ext. 107, or at

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Reign of error in LePage’s state of me Of all the things there are to be upset about when it comes to Gov. Paul LePage’s notorious order removing the Maine labor history mural from the Department of Labor, the thing that bothers me most is the state’s sick argument that taking down the mural is an act of constitutionally protected “government speech.” “The State owns the art, and can express its views through that The Universal art as it sees fit – by hanging in a government building or not,” said the attorney general’s office in its objection to the motion for a temporary restraining order.


The U.S. District Court in Bangor will decide whether this argument holds legal water, but what’s sick about it is the implication that Gov. Paul LePage is the state.

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I was talking with a conservative friend the other day (and, yes, I do have some) and he insisted that the governor has every right to decide what art hangs where in any state building. I don’t buy that. LePage can decorate his office or the Blaine House however he sees fit, but, government speech be damned, there is a process by which the state acquires art and by which it can dispose of it. It is a public process, not a matter of personal whim. Now, you may not think this is a big deal, but, ladies and gentlemen, if the governor can remove any work of art he doesn’t like from public view, does he also have the power to remove any book he doesn’t like from the state library? Based on the state’s argument, we have to presume he does: “The present administration has now decided to remove that artwork because it was not satisfied that the message conveyed by the work at that location was appropriate.”

present a balanced view of, let’s say labor history or environmental conservation, it is apparently a matter of government free speech if he decides it might offend the business community and orders it out of the library. This argument, advanced by attorneys we hope actually know better and are working under duress, is a defense of despotism. The governor is the state and it’s OK for the state to censor anything it finds inappropriate. Do we really live in a state where an elected public servant has the power to rule by fiat? I sure hope not. LePage’s argument for removing the mural is that it is inappropriate in the waiting room of the Department of Labor. Say what? The Department of Labor, Your Highness, exists to keep businesses from making a buck by exploiting the health, safety and economic and human rights of workers. At a Portland Museum of Art forum on the mural controversy, a conservative radio talk show host echoed your argument and also complained that the workers in the murals looked oppressed. Earth to Ray Richardson: that’s because they were oppressed. In keeping with its “l’etat c’est LePage” defense, the AG’s office also argues that, “As members of the general public, (the plaintiffs) have no standing to inspect the government-owned mural.” Do you hear that, tea baggers? The general public has no standing when it comes to public art? You nominally anti-authoritarian, Constitution-waving, freedom-loving radicals saddled us with Paul LePage. Now you’re defending his government by dictatorship. I could get really upset about King Paul’s reign of error except for a dirty little secret Democrats don’t want you to know. He’s been on the throne 100 days now and, other than making trouble, he hasn’t accomplished a blessed thing – zilch, zero, diddlysquat, nada. Keep up the good work, Sire. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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4/10 at 9 p.m. David A. Bradley, 60, of East Ramsdell Road, was arrested on Foreside Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of violating condition of release. 4/12 at 4:04 a.m. Jeannie Conley, 49, of Pleasant Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Gray Road by Officer Kerry Warner on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked and on a warrant. 4/14 at 8:39 a.m. Scott A. Woodard, 41, of Menikoe Point Road, was arrested on Menikoe Point Road by Officer Ken Walberg on a warrant.

Summonses 4/6 at 5:11 p.m. A 17-year-old girl was issued a summons on Allen Avenue Extension by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of violation of a protective order. 4/8 at 1:02 p.m. Nancy M. Jones, 49, of Blackstrap Road, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Officer Steven Townsend on a charge of refusing to sign a summons. 4/8 at 7:51 p.m. Peter J. Verrill Jr., 34, of Heron Point Road, was issued a summons on Heron Point Road by Sgt. Kevin Conger on charges of sale/use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 4/13 at 10:53 p.m. Scott Allen Applebee, 47, of Plover Lane, Scarborough, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/13 at 10:53 p.m. Jessica J. Berry, 25, of Hillside Avenue D, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/14 at 1:14 a.m. A 17-year-old boy was issued a summons on Farm Brook Way by Officer Dean Mazziotti on a charge of possession of marijuana.

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4/10 at 2:32 p.m. A homeowner on Woodville Road called police to report that two silver candlesticks had been stolen from the residence. The homeowner allegedly told police her son had some friends over recently and that they were eyeing the candlesticks. No charges have been yet been made.


4/13 at 10:51 p.m. A caller reported a man in a green shirt and jeans was walking around trying doors at the Little Red Caboose daycare on Richway Road. Officers investigated and found three unsecured doors, but no sign of entry made or items missing. The business owner reportedly indicated it may have been a maintenance person working late.

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4/8 at 9:57 a.m. Fire alarm on Foreside Road. 4/9 at 11:30 a.m. Vehicle fire on Route 1. 4/10 at 6:08 p.m. Fire alarm on Hedgerow Drive. 4/10 at 7:32 p.m. Grass fire on Carnoustie Drive. 4/11 at 8:55 a.m. Smoke investigation on Middle Road. 4/11 at 12:12 p.m. Electrical problems in building on Route 1. 4/12 at 3:21 p.m. Public assist on Surrey Lane. 4/14 at 12:38 p.m. Fire alarm on Foreside Road.


Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 20 calls from April 8-14.

Freeport Arrests 4/11 at 6:43 p.m. Ryan William Wade, 30, of Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jason Bartlett on a charge of theft.

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April 21, 2011 4/17 at 5:18 p.m. Steven A. Swett Jr., 21, of Bates Street, was issued a summons by Officer Roger Moore on Bates Street on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 4/17 at 5:18 p.m. Eric Gene Estabrook, 19, of Bates Street, was issued a summons by Officer Roger Moore on Bates Street on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

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Morning showers 4/12 at 5:27 p.m. George R. Briggs, 68, of Porter’s Landing, was arrested on Bow and Depot streets by Officer Brandon Paxton on a charge of operating under the influence.


The call of nature 4/11 at 1:56 p.m. Police responded to the report of a nude man on the fields off Pownal Road. Police went to investigate the call, but did not locate the man.

Wood you believe it? 4/15 at 2:39 p.m. A resident of Hay Boat Point contacted police to report stacked firewood had been stolen. Police report the wood was valued at about $110.

Fire calls 4/10 at 2:12 p.m. Unattended burn on Route 1. 4/10 at 2:28 p.m. Medical emergency on Old Country Road. 4/10 at 3:02 p.m. Medical emergency on Route 1. 4/11 at 5:39 p.m. Medical emergency on Old Country Road. 4/12 at 12:06 p.m.Medical emergency on Old Country Road. 4/13 at 11:06 a.m. Fire alarm at Freeport Village Station. 4/14 at 1:13 a.m. Medical emergency on Upper Mast Landing Road. 4/14 at 3:49 a.m. Medical emergency on Spring Street. 4/14 at 12:16 p.m. Lines down on Leighton Road. 4/14 at 12:54 p.m. Fire alarm on Hollymauk Lane. 4/14 at 6:43 p.m. Medical emergency on Cardinal Lane. 4/15 at 10:52 a.m. Grass, woods fire on Elmwood Road. 4/15 at 8:22 p.m. Mutual aid to Brunswick. 4/17 at 2:52 a.m. Mutual aid to Pownal. 4/17 at 7:16 a.m. Lines down on Grant Road. 4/17 at 2:37 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 4/17 at 4:23 p.m. Lines down on Pownal Road.

EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 12 calls from April 11-17.

North Yarmouth Arrests There were no arrests or summonses reported from April 11-18.

Fire calls 4/11 at 1:45 a.m. Medical emergency on Walnut Hill Road. 4/11 at 11:31 a.m. Medical emergency on Walnut Hill Road.

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Edward F. L’Hommedieu, 71: Decorated pilot who loved flying NORTH YARMOUTH — Edward Francis L’Hommedieu, 71, died in a plane crash in Biddeford April 10. On May 22, 1939, he was born in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. As a child he developed a love for flying airplanes, and earned his pilot’s license before he could legally drive. While attending college in Arkansas, he met his future wife of 44 years, Jeanne. After serving briefly in the U.S. Navy, he transferred to the L’Hommedieu U.S. Air Force and piloted B-52s in Thailand during the Vietnam War, and received two Distinguished Flying Crosses. Taking his family with him, he transferred to Belgium, and later to England, until he finally retired from service. When his children returned to the United States for college, they settled in Maine, and he moved to Yarmouth to be near them. He continued his passion for flying, and started an airline in the U.S. Virgin Islands, growing Dolphin Air to 90 employees until it was devastated by two hurricanes in 1996. Subsequently, he returned to Maine and continued flying small aircraft all over the world. Despite being held hostage in Liberia and suffering broken heaters over Greenland, he remained dedicated to flying. After his wife Jeanne’s death in 2006, he shared his travels with Elaine MacGregor. In order to stay closer to his children and grandchildren, he began flying shorter flights throughout New England. He was flying his twin-engine Cessna from White Plains, N.Y., to Biddeford Municipal Airport on April 10 when his plane clipped a tree and landed on a house, setting off a fire that destroyed the home and the plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Perreault, her husband Steve, and grandchildren Allison and Fiona, all of

Auburn; his son, Chris L’Hommedieu, his wife Julie and grandson Benjamin, all of Auburn; a brother, Ray, of Long Island, N.Y., and a sister, Lorraine, of Tampa, Fla.; nephews and nieces; and many friends. A wake was held Tuesday, April 19, at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, April 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 Main St.,Yarmouth. Please visit to view a video collage of his life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family. Memorial donations may be made to

Charles C. Harrison Sr., 95 FREEPORT — Charles Clarence Harrison Sr., 95, died surrounded by family on April 15. Born in Bath, Jan. 3, 1916, a son of William Harrison and Nina Manchester Harrison, he grew up in Durham with his brother, “Let,” and the Clement family. Harrison He graduated from Freeport High School in 1936 and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1940-45. For nearly 60 years he worked at Logan for Painting, where he was a connoisseur of paint colors and took great pride in his job, working until age 92. He had a special interest in stock car racing, and enjoyed the garage repairs, multiple victories and championship titles over the years. Above all, he was the heart of his family and friends. He was known for his famous cookouts and Sunday dinners at noon, where friends, family and even strangers were always welcome with

open arms for a warm meal. He was loved by all who knew him and touched the lives of many. His wife, Mabel Allen Harrison, predeceased him in 2002. Surviving are his five sons and their wives, Robert and Debbie of Freeport, Kenny and Sharon of Poland, Chuck and Janet of Gorham, Pete and Ini of Freeport, Ricky and Shelly of Freeport; a foster daughter, Betsey and her husband Steve Roman of Gray; nephew Jerry, his wife Shellie, and daughter, Marissa Harrison, all of Freeport; grandchildren, Kenny and Susan Harrison, Todd and Michelle Harrison, Tara and Chad Coffin, Lisa and Dave Grigsby, Amy Harrison, Ryan and Angie Ingerson, Carrie and Mark Bowen, Robbie Harrison and Cheryl Arroyo, Jamie and Ashley Harrison, Julie and Josh Worth, Jay Hodgdon, Jack Hodgdon, Jairet Harrison, Chanler Harrison; and 17 great-grandchildren. A celebrate of his life will be held at his home on 73 Desert Road, Freeport, at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A memorial donation may be made

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The Forecaster’s 2011 Spring Sports Preview By Michael Hoffer The short and sweet spring sports season is upon us and as always, triumph and thrills figure to be the order of the day for athletes, coaches and fans. Whether

the sport is baseball, softball, lacrosse, track or tennis, boys and girls from Forecaster Country will battle for championships and create memories along the way. While there’s no way to guarantee if the viewing con-

ditions will be pleasant (the vagaries of Mother Nature are impossible to predict), the play on the diamonds, fields, tracks and courts will live up to billing. The time has come to return to the outdoors. Enjoy.

Yarmouth’s turn to rule girls’ lax? Can NYA, Falmouth steal the show? (Ed. Note: For our traditional capsule previews, featuring additional content, photos and schedules, visit For the umpteenth year in a row, the town of Yarmouth will be the epicenter for local girls’ lacrosse. This spring, for the first time ever, the North Yarmouth Academy Panthers are defending a state championship. Last year’s NYA story was the stuff of which books are written and movies are made. The Panthers overcame true adversity, the sudden passing of a star player’s mother, hospitalization of coach Julia Sterling and a pair of disappointing regular season losses to fierce rival Yarmouth, but some how, some way, NYA saved its best for last, finishing strong and it won the program’s first-ever title in the sweetest way possible, first avenging the losses to Yarmouth with a regional final win, then avenging five prior state game losses to Waynflete with a startto-finish transcendent effort in the finale, earning Sterling Coach of the Year honors. While graduation took its toll, most notably taking 2010 Spring Female Athlete of the Year Courtney Dumont and goalie Ashley Salerno, those who don’t believe the Panthers will have a major say (again) in determining the 2011 champion will be surprised. NYA got off to a fast start Thursday with a 14-4 home win over Freeport. The Panthers were up 10-1 at halftime and rolled behind four goals and two assists from senior Lily Wellenbach (a first-team WMC all-star a year ago, who could be the most dominating player in the state this spring), three goals and three helpers from junior Megan Fortier (a transfer from Falmouth) and two goals each from senior Rozi Smith and junior Katie Cawley. NYA has an abundance of offensive weapons. Sophomore Molly Strabley, junior Katherine Millett and sophomore Hannah Hearn also had goals in the opener. Senior Sally LaPointe is a new player to watch. On defense, Bowne, who along with Fortier and Wellenbach takes draws, Eliza Gendron, new seniors Christina Reese and Danielle Smith and sophomore Bailey Clock will make life tough for the opposition in front of a pair of new goalies, freshman Nikolle Storey, who started in the opener and senior Frances Leslie (who’s been moved into the goal from defense after suffering concussions). The Panthers will be a force all over the field in the weeks to come. If the Panthers can stay healthy, get used to playing new positions and gain confidence as the season pro-

top returner. She’s joined by juniors Caitlin Crawford, Jeanna Lowery and Erica Pierce. Senior Stephanie Moulton is stepping into the goalie spot this year. She saw limited time in 2010. This roster is full of athletes and features great speed and skill. Staying focused won’t be a problem especially with Yarmouth’s first game coming April 26 at NYA. For these seniors, it really is now-or-never and it would be a shame for lacrosse fans never to see them on the Fitzpatrick Stadium turf in a state game. There’s a very good chance they’ll finally make an appearance this time around. “Our goal is to go into every game and play as best we can,” said coach Dorothy Holt, entering her seventh year. “I have depth. We’ll have to

work hard. It’s a very veteran team. The girls have experience winning in other sports. We have a lot of talent, but so does everybody else we play. Our schedule is as tough as we’ve ever had. It will depend on how we can jell.” Also in the Eastern B hunt is Freeport, which went 4-8 a year ago, but failed to reach the postseason. The Falcons feature some good experience and talent this spring. They opened with a 14-4 loss at North Yarmouth Academy, but got encouraging performances from several sources, most notably sophomore Jocelyn Davee, senior Lauren Easler and junior Jess Hench. Those three, along with juniors Becca Lane, Alex Mitch and

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Senior Danielle Torres is the state’s lone returning girls’ All-American. She and her talented teammates hope to go all the way in 2011.

gresses, a fourth straight regional and second consecutive state championship are certainly realistic goals. “We have an interesting team,” said Sterling. “We still have a lot of talent. We have a solid team from the back to the front. I think we can beat anybody because we’ve been there. We have a good core. If Frances can become anything like Ashley Salerno in goal, we can compete with Yarmouth, but it might not be until the tournament. It’s a matter of having fun. The girls are excited.” What NYA was able to accomplish last season, Yarmouth is dying to attain in 2011. If ever a team was hungry to win a championship, it’s this senior-laden club. For three years, Yarmouth has won impressively in the regular season, yet in the regional final, NYA sent them home. Last year was the most painful of all (a 9-5 loss, which featured missed shots and bids that went off the post). While you can’t say it’s a now-or-never scenario with this program (the feeder system’s too good), the Clippers desperately

want to be playing on June 18. This is certainly a group that can get it done. Offensively, Brown Universitybound senior Danielle Torres leads the way. Yarmouth’s 2010 Spring Female Athlete of the Year, a first-team WMC all-star and the lone returning AllAmerican in the state (she was honored each of the past two years) has a sweet shot and is unselfish in setting up her teammates. Seniors Becca Bell and Devin Simsarian are also prolific scorers and reigning all-stars. For starters, good luck stopping those three. If, by chance, you can, you still have to deal with seniors Anne Ryan and Natalie Salmon (a second-team all-star last year), senior Mariah Lanfer, juniors Claudia Lockwood and Maddie Wood and sophomores Olivia Conrad and Claire King. With Bell, Simsarian and Torres all handling draw controls, the Clippers figure to have no trouble getting possession and working for a good shot. Yarmouth will also be stingy on defense. Senior Kate Dilworth (another reigning second-team all-star) is the

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(Ed. Note: For our traditional capsule previews, featuring additional content, photos and schedules, visit All five Forecaster Country boys’ lacrosse teams have what it takes to make the playoffs once again. More than one thinks they’re capable of winning it all come June. Arguably the best team around is Falmouth, which had its best season to date a year ago, winning 11 games before suffering an agonizing 7-6 overtime loss to Cape Elizabeth (a team the Yachtsmen had beaten twice during the regular year) in the Western Class B Final. Friday, the Yachtsmen kicked off 2011 in grand fashion by somewhat avenging that setback with a 12-4 home romp. On display

was what figures to make this edition so strong: balanced offense, staunch defense and clutch goalkeeping. Junior Cam Bell is on the short list of finest goalkeepers around. He was an honorable mention all-star a year ago and thrives on the big stage. Unlike the latter phase of last season, Bell has a healthy contingent of defenders in front of him. Senior Michael Bloom, a premier athlete, is healthy this year and teams with senior Caleb Bowden (who was hindered by illness last June) and junior Mike Ryan to stymie opposing attacks. Sophomore A.J. Robison is also a force. When it comes to possessing the

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Yarmouth seeks first Class B baseball title Clippers have playoffworthy company

(For our traditional capsule previews, featuring additional information, photos and schedules, visit All five local baseball teams are primed to make playoff runs in what’s shaping up to be a very compelling season. In Western Class B, Yarmouth is coming off its best campaign at any level since 1995, winning 17 of 19 games and reaching the regional final before finally bowing out (5-1 to Cape Elizabeth). This time around, Yarmouth

is considered in many quarters the favorite and for good reason. While the pitching staff lost last year’s ace and Forecaster Spring Male Athlete of the Year, Nick Whittaker, to graduation, it retains some dazzling arms in seniors Campbell Belisle-Haley (6-1 a year ago with 52 strikeouts and a 3.29 earned runs average) and Aidan Sullivan (4-0, 23 Ks, 1.85 ERA in 2010). Both were named to the Western Maine Conference all-star second team a year ago. Add to those proven stars, junior Bryce Snyder and senior Chris Lawlor (and possibly senior Luke Pierce, the most dynamic athlete to be found and the school’s Fall and Winter Male Athlete of the Year, as the closer)

and you can see why it will be very tough for opponents to cross home plate this season. The Clippers scored nearly eight runs a game a year ago. There’s reason to believe this always aggressive squad will score a prolific amount again in 2011. Pierce (who’s moving to centerfield this year, in preparation for playing at Williams College) hit a robust .537 last spring during a first-team all-star campaign. Of his 29 hits, five were triples, three were doubles and two were home runs. He drove in 21 runs and scored 23 times. First baseman Sullivan (.446, 18 RBI), Leftfielder Belisle-Haley (.429), senior catcher Nick Proscia (.308) and senior infielder Dustin McCrossin will also be formidable. Snyder and junior infielder Ryan Cody (who hit .555 in Junior Legion ball last summer) add depth. There are a lot of good teams in Western Class B, but Yarmouth has the potential to stand alone. The Clippers will get solid pitching, should be able to score plenty of runs and under the leadership of fifth-year coach Marc Halsted (our Coach of the Year in 2010), will do the


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little things that allow a team to win. This year, everything about this group suggests it’s capable of finishing the job. “The most important thing for us is the senior leadership we have,” said Halsted. “They’ve been successful in football, soccer and basketball and know how to compete in big games. Offensively, we averaged over seven runs a game last year and I’m anxious to see some new bats in our order. If the new guys can complement our middle-of-the-lineup guys, we’ll have another highly competitive team.” The Clippers will be pushed by a pair of familiar foes and rivals. Falmouth was a steady 10-7 last spring, reaching the quarterfinals before losing, 10-7, to Lincoln Academy. This time around, if all goes well, the Yachtsmen could be one of the last teams standing in a balanced and competitive Western Class B. On the mound, senior Dillon Dresser is the top returner. He won four games, fanned 34 and

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Local softball teams hungry, talented (Ed. Note: For our traditional capsule previews, featuring additional content, photos and schedules, visit There figures to be a lot of good softball being played in Forecaster Country this season. The best team on paper is Greely, which won 15 of 18 games in 2010, losing, 7-3, to Maranacook in the Western Class B semifinals. The Rangers have a new look this spring as Kelsey Bryant (with assistance from swim coach and longtime softball assistant Rob Hale) takes over the program, replacing Mike Robb. Bryant played at South Portland High School and Curry College and was an assistant with the last spring. She takes over a squad that projects to be a threat in Western Class B. One that’s capable of qualifying for the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season. Senior Michaela Finnegan and sophomore Danielle Cimino will be the main hurlers. Both wield powerful bats as well. Finnegan hit .354 and Cimino .410 last spring. Junior Edith Aromando is the catcher. She hit .340 in 2010. Other hitters to watch include reigning firstteam Western Maine Conference all-star junior shortstop Caroline Hamilton (.449) and junior centerfielder Katie Whittum (.397). Freshman third baseman Mykaela Twitchell has some pop and could soon become a star. Greely will have to scramble to pull it together after the last-minute coaching change, but the talent should win out. The Rangers will be able to score runs consistently and have enough pitching to hang tough with even the top contenders. June triumph isn’t out of the question for this group. “With eight returning varsity players, I feel we have the experience, talent and desire to be a top team this year,” Bryant said. “All my players have the discipline and passion individually and also will unite together as a team to make it as far as they want to this year.” Falmouth could be a playoff team this spring after falling short in a 6-10 season a year ago. The Yachtsmen’s returning core is tested and talented and some key newcomers will add depth. Falmouth will certainly boast good, veteran pitching in seniors Sarah Collmus (31 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched last year) and Kelsey Freedman (4-3 with a save, 56 Ks and a 2.85 earned run average in 2010). Junior Alli Carver will see time at both catcher and first base. She hit a solid .324 last year, drove in 13 runs and scored 11 times. Sophomore Maddie Inlow will also catch when she isn’t at third. She was a .320 hitter in 2010 with nine runs scored and 14 RBI. Collmus (.368, eight runs, six RBI) and senior Jessie L’Heureux (.339, eight runs, seven RBI) round out the infield, along with new junior Ashley Collins. Freedman plays outfield when she isn’t on the mound. She batted .358 last spring with 11 runs and 10 RBI. Senior Lauren O’Donnell will also see time in the outfield, along with junior Molly Nevins and sophomore Sarah Sparks.

Western Class B will have several good teams this year, but none that appear dominant. That will allow a team like the Yachtsmen to be serious contenders if they play well. Falmouth is eager to post its first winning record since 2005. The pieces are in place for the Yachtsmen to perhaps go on a playoff run. “My hope is that the team plays to its ability and comes to play every day,” said seventhyear coach John Keyes. “We have a team that is ready to explode with a breakout season as long as the girls believe in themselves the way I believe in them.” Then there’s a Yarmouth team which also fell short last year after finishing 8-8. The Clippers should be improved this spring. Yarmouth is seeking its first playoff berth since 2008 and its first winning record since going 16-2 in 2006. The Clippers have ample depth on the mound. Sophomore McKenzie Gray (a second-team WMC all-star a year ago) will be in the No. 1 role. She has improved velocity, good command of the strike zone and an ability to change speeds. Senior Abbie Hutchinson (a first-teamer in 2010) will be the closer. She’s the team’s hardest thrower. Senior Laura Klepinger and freshman Alexa Sullivan will also see some time in the circle. Gray is also one of the Clippers’ best hitters, batting .283 a year ago with just three strikeouts. Shortstop Hutchinson led Yarmouth in hits and runs scored last spring, while batting .358. Senior catcher Julie Dursema (another reigning first-team all-star) led Yarmouth in batting (.411), extra base hits and RBI. She’s due to have a stellar senior season. Freshman Monica Austin and Melissa Levinson also look to make a mark. The pieces are in place for the Clippers to not only compete with everyone in a balanced region, but win a lot of games. At this point, Yarmouth just needs to gain confidence and the victories will come. “We’ve been the first team out of the playoffs the past few years and we believe we can get back to playoff contention in 2011,” said coach Jim Senecal, now in his seventh year. “I think over the past few seasons, myself, our coaching staff and players have all become a little too comfortable with being an average team and performing at an average level. I believe that’s all starting to change. We have a very interesting combination of great senior leadership and young aggressive players who really love the game and want to play at a high level. I’m excited about our prospects for the season.” Freeport is another team hoping to make the jump from sub-.500 (6-10) to the playoffs. The Falcons have high aspirations and could deliver despite facing a brutal schedule. The season opened in grand style last Thursday when sophomore ace Leigh Wyman threw a no hitter in a 7-0 home win over York. Wyman (a second-team Western Maine Conference all-star in 2010) picked up where she left off last season, fanning 11 (she had over 100 Ks last spring). Her talent on the mound figures to carry the

Falcons far. She’ll be spelled on occasion by freshman Vanessa Ley. Offensively, if Freeport can produce on a regular basis, it will move into the upper half of contenders. Senior Mikaela Gillis (second base) and Wyman both hit over .400 last year. Sophomore Helen Humphrey, junior Dani Perry and freshman catcher Jess Perry and first baseman Lexi Dietrich hope to make some noise as well. While the Falcons will have to overcome their youth and inexperience, the talent level’s as good as it’s been in quite some time. If the team can ride the momentum from its opening win, continue to get solid pitching from Wyman and produce steady offense, it could post a winning mark for the first time since 2001 and make its first playoff trip since 2002. “We’re a very young team with only one starting senior,” said fourth-year coach Victor DiSilvestro. “Of course, the playoffs are the goal. This may be the year. We’ve improved in wins each season over the last three years, so I don’t think making the playoffs is out of reach.” In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy is fielding a varsity team for the first time since 2007 and features plenty of good athletes. New coach Diana Garcia was a softball player in high school and college and has served as a coach for many years. She’s assisted by David Echeverria, an NYA Middle School teacher and middle school hockey coach, who played and coached baseball for many years. This year’s team will feature three pitchers, senior Blair Haggett (NYA’s Winter Female Athlete of the Year), sophomore Emma Laprise and freshman Sydney Garcia. Sophomore Savannah Poole is the catcher. She’ll get help from junior Kylie Dalbec, who will also play first base. Sophomore Mallory Ianno and freshmen Maggie Bertocci and Emma

Baseball from page 16 had a 3.63 earned run average in 2010. Senior Brett Emmertz, sophomores Thomas Fortier and Conner Murphy and freshman Addison Foltmer will also see time. Pitching, along with defense, will take this team far. Offensively, Falmouth could be as potent as anyone. Senior Matt MacDowell, a Western Maine Conference first-team all-star in 2010, is back behind the plate. He hit .564, slugged .909, had 31 hits (including two home runs), drove in 19 runs and scored 27 times last spring. Senior shortstop Joe Barns (.406, 26 hits, 25 runs, 13 RBI, 11 steals), senior first baseman Ben Goffin and junior third baseman Nick Spencer will anchor the infield. Emmertz, when he isn’t pitching, is in the outfield. Falmouth has reason to believe it can hang right in with the top squads this spring. There are a lot of new and younger players on the roster. If they develop and contribute as hoped, the Yachtsmen will be in for a very successful

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Sophomore Leigh Wyman threw a no-hitter in the season opener and hopes to lead Freeport’s softball team to the playoffs this spring.

Warren will also play on the infield. It’s hard to project how good the Panthers can be considering they haven’t played a game, but based on the qualify of athlete the team will put on the field, it’s not a stretch to suggest they’ll be competitive in most games and be able to rack up some victories as the season progresses. The last time softball was reinstated at NYA, 2004, the Panthers went to the regional final. While that might be a stretch this spring, don’t be surprised if they turn heads in the weeks to come. “We’re fielding a team after a multiple-year hiatus,” Garcia said. “This gives us the opportunity to develop the team with a focus on fundamental skills and teamwork. The team is comprised of very talented athletes who work extremely well together. The breadth of hitting talent is especially impressive. I expect this team to surprise their competition with their level of team cohesion and skill not usually found with a new program.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at and followed on Twitter @foresports

regular season and perhaps their best Class B playoff run to date, which would mean a trip to the regional final or beyond. “We return a strong group of core players with great senior leadership,” said second-year coach Kevin Winship. “Our younger players gained valuable experience this summer playing Legion ball. The league looks to be very competitive this year, so we’ll have to be at our best every day. Our pitching and defense will be strong. If our offense can be consistent, then I like our chances at a playoff run.” Greely has long been the gold standard in the region. Last year, it finished 11-7, losing, 4-3, in eight innings, to Cape Elizabeth in the semifinals. The Rangers are always playoff caliber and if their recent odd-year good fortune continues, they’ll win it all, following on the heels of the 2007 and 2009 clubs. This program always has top-notch pitching and 2011 figures to be no different. Senior Ben Shain was stellar a year ago, fanning 33 in 23 innings, while compiling a 1.22 earned run average. He can also swing the bat (.375 with 12

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Track powers up to usual tricks (Ed. Note: For our traditional capsule previews, featuring additional information, photos and schedules, visit The 2011 outdoor track season, like so many before it, figure to include a heavy (and perhaps championship) dose of Falmouth, Greely and North Yarmouth Academy dominance, with a little Freeport and Yarmouth individual success mixed in. On the boys’ side, Falmouth is the two-time defending Class B champion and unlike last year, when the Yachtsmen had to drive all over the map to find a track, there’s one right on campus, suggesting a three-peat is a definite possibility. Falmouth has an abundance of standout athletes. Returning state meet scorers include senior Will Wegener (runner-up in the 100 and 400 and a member of a champion 1,600 relay team), junior Tim Follo (fourth in the two-mile, sixth in the mile), junior Reid Pryzant (fifth in the triple jump), senior Andrew Kowalsky (fifth in the javelin, seventh in the shot put), sophomore Jacob Buhelt (400 relay), junior Thomas Edmonds (3,200 relay) and sophomore Azad Jalali (3,200 relay). That’s only the beginning as several other potential scorers lurk. While the Western Maine Conference boasts plenty of strong athletes and Falmouth figures to get stern tests from Greely and York, you have to think that come June, the Yachtsmen have a great shot at bringing home the hardware once again. “Hopefully the boys can repeat and win states,” said coach Danny Paul, now in his 10th season. “I expect the Western Maine Conference to be very competitive. We’ll have to get by our league rivals and Old Town and Waterville as well. It’s nice to have Will and Reid coming off strong indoor state meets. Getting Tim and a few other distance guys from Nordic skiing should be a boost as well.” If Falmouth falls short, there’s a good chance that Greely, last year’s runner-up could ascend to the top spot. The Rangers return state champions senior Mike Burgess (discus), senior Jon Higgins (javelin) and senior Tanner Storey (high jump). Burgess and Higgins are joined in the throws by seniors Jack Fellows, Caleb King and Alex Parenteau. Storey’s the lead jumper. Junior Jeff Aalberg will compete in the pole vault. On the track, senior Ethan Wyman is a sprinter to watch, while junior James Currie, sophomore Nathan Madeira, senior Connor Regan, junior Stefan Sandreuter and junior Nestor Taylor com-

pete in the longer races. Junior Isaac Emery’s the top hurdler. The Rangers hope to ride their field event excellence to greatness this time around. If enough track points are produced, Greely could make a run at the top spot in the conference and state. “The boys have a good-sized team,” said coach John Folan, entering his 17th season. “Potential abounds. We have lots of quality field event scorers. The distance kids make up a solid crew. Other events remain to be seen. Big improvement is hoped for.” The Class C boys’ parade is led by NYA, which won four straight titles between 2006 and 2009 before slipping to third a year ago. Getting back to the pinnacle will be daunting without standout big meet point scorer Henry Sterling (NYA’s 2010 Spring Male Athlete of the Year). While Sterling won’t be scoring 20-plus points by himself, the Panthers hope that on balance, they can make up the slack. Returning state meet scorers include senior Mohamed Dahia (runner-up in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles last spring), Junior Cam Regan (fifth in both the pole vault and two-mile), junior Alex Coffin (relays), junior Asad Dahia (relays) and senior Nick Kolkin (relays). Juniors Nick Rayder (sprints), Evan Kendall (distance, pole vault) and Cam Rayder (throws) are also in the scoring mix.. NYA will be tough in the regular season and should be one of the best teams again come states. A seventh straight top three finish at states is a realistic goal. “The boys have solid numbers,” said coach Chris Mazzurco, beginning his 15th season. “We have a lot of good athletes back. Losing Henry’s guaranteed firsts is a big hole to fill, but I think our slew of juniors can pick up those points. If it’s enough, I don’t know. I think we’ll be in the running with an outside shot at states.” Freeport came in 29th last season. The Falcons have state meet scorers returning in junior Charlie Baker, senior Miles Boucher and junior Taylor Saucier, who were part of a fifthplace 3,200 relay team. They’ll be solid middle distance threats this year along with freshman Harrison Stiver. The distance contingent features sophomores Ian McGhie, Victor Skoropa and Vinnie Zolla and freshman Ethan Roney. The sprints are led by Winter Male Athlete of the Year senior Ryan Collet and freshman Braden Marstaller. Sophomore Riley Werner hopes to

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score in the hurdles. On the field side, senior Charlie Lehmer’s a strong jumper, while junior Will Larkins takes part in the shot put. The Falcons will hold their own in the regular season and are capable of moving up at states. “Most of our indoor track state meet participants are back and Ryan is back sprinting,” said third-year coach Brian Berkemeyer. “Our distance relays also look to contend.” Yarmouth didn’t score at states a year ago. The Clippers do have some very good athletes, led by senior long jumper Asa Arden (who, unfortunately, is currently sidelined by injury). Seniors Jon Drouin, Andrew George and Ben Nickerson, sophomore Thomas Robichaud and freshman Wesley Crawford are all threats in the distance. Junior Chris Knaub and seniors Tommy O’Toole, Ryan Perrier and Shane Ryan throw, along with freshman Ben George. Junior Lucas Davis is a top jumper. Yarmouth will score some points in the regular season and hopes to make a mark in the postseason. “I’m very pleased with the expertise and commitment that my coaches have toward working to improve each and every athlete on the team,” said longtime coach Bob Morse (21st season). “Our goal is to work with our athletes and produce as many personal records as possible. The team’s goal will be to produce competitive relay teams by the Western Maine Conference meet.” On the girls’ side, Greely is coming off a third-place Class B state finish, extending to 20 years its streak of top four or better state performances. Several state scorers are back. Sophomore Sarah Fitch, juniors Melissa Jacques and Sara Schad and sophomore Jessica Wilson combined to win the 3,200 last year. Senior Katherine Harrington is the reigning champion in the discus. Seniors Anna Whitaker and Meaghan Crowley (long jump) and juniors Abby Bonnevie and Emily Curato (pole vault) also

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scored last spring. This season, distance, a contingent that includes standout freshman Kirstin Sandreuter, will be a strength The sprints feature seniors Emily Christensen, Elizabeth Morrone and Whitaker. Senior Stella Keck’s a top hurdler. On the field side, Harrington and sophomore Kaley Storey hope to excel in the throws. Junior Maggie Bradley, Crowley, sophomores Molly Fitzpatrick, Sarah Ingraham, Kelsey Saunders, Gwen Sawyer and Kaley Sawyer can all contend in the jumps. Plenty of points could be had in the pole vault as well. The Rangers should be able to keep their state streak going. This could be the best team in the conference and while Waterville’s a heavy state meet favorite, Greely should turn plenty of heads. “The girls have a solid distance crew,” Folan said. “We have experienced field event athletes. Jumps and throws are covered. We have a good mixture of young and experienced athletes..” Falmouth was fourth a year ago and also hopes to be right there in June. A year ago, junior Jenna Serunian was runner-up in the discus and third in the shot put. She’s joined by senior Kate Sparks (third in the shot put) as the team’s top throwers. Junior Emily Rand is the lead jumper. She’s joined by freshman Maggie Seitz as a potential scorer. Senior Amy Webster (fifth in the pole vault) is another girl who can score in the field events. On the track, juniors Catherine Hebson, Olivia Hoch and Jenna Manette all scored in the relays a year ago. This season, all three will be key cogs in the distance races, along with sophomores Summer Greenwood and Denali Nalamalapu and senior Maggie Parrish. Abramson will be heard from in the racewalk. Top sprinters include Senior Adrianne Michalakis, Rand, Sparks, Webster and freshmen Charlotte Cutshall and Mary Catherine Kowalsky. Greenwood and freshman Nevada Horne pace the hurdlers.

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Girls lacrosse from page 15 Katie Turner and freshman Meredith Broderick will pace the offense. Hench handles draw controls. Defensively, senior Ally Fuehrer returns in front of goalie Molly Lane. Freeport has several winnable games on the slate. If the Falcons can stay strong defensively, develop a balanced scoring attack and believe, they could be in for a strong season. Freeport made the playoffs in 2007, 2008 and 2009 before falling short last year. This team has what it takes to get back to the postseason and boast a winning mark for the first time since 2003. “We’re young, but our numbers are up,” said third-year coach Karin Kurry. “We look good. I only have two seniors, but my junior group is pretty good. We have our returning defensive core, except for our goalie. I lost most of my offense. We hope to qualify for the playoffs. We were bummed we didn’t make it last year. I hope to play the good teams well.” In Western B, Falmouth will be a top contender as it’s coming off its best season to date, which culminated at 10-4 with a solid effort in an 11-6 loss at perennial powerhouse Waynflete in the regional final. This year’s

Boys lacrosse from page 15 ball, Falmouth is adept at getting ground balls and with junior Abyn Reabe-Gerwig doing his unrivaled thing in the faceoff circle, the Yachtsmen are guaranteed to have the ball much more than their foes. On offense, even without graduated All-Americans Dan Hanley and Mike Kane, Falmouth can tickle the twine. In the opener, junior Jack Cooleen had three goals, while senior Nick Bachman, sophomore Charlie Fay and junior Mitch Tapley (three assists) all had two. Seniors Zach Alexander, Johnny Goodrich, Brendan McDonnell and sophomore Will Sipperly provide great depth. The Yachtsmen once again face a brutal schedule, but this team can hold its own versus anyone. Obviously, Cape Elizabeth will be vastly improved by the time the rivals meet again. Falmouth knows after last year that it has to improve dramatically as well from start to finish. This team’s upside is high. This is clearly an elite squad. The Yachtsmen will have to find a way to beat Cape Elizabeth in June for the first time, but that’s a tangible goal. There’s something about this group. Something if all goes well that might just provide a wild celebration on the Fitzpatrick Stadium turf come June 18. “We have a lot of talent,” said fifth-year coach Mike LeBel. “We’re probably as deep as we were last year. We have some really good players. Defense is probably our strongest unit. We can definitely score. I don’t think we’re that far off from Cape. We need to stay healthy and right mentally.” Joining Falmouth in the Western B hunt is a Greely squad which should be improved from a year ago when it went 6-7 and lost, 22-5, to Falmouth in the semifinals. Unfortunately, for the Rangers, they’re in the same region as defending Class B champion Cape Elizabeth and the Yachtsmen. Greely has firepower in senior Austin Spencer (22 goals in 2010), juniors Paul Witte (17 goals, 44 assists during a WMC honorable mention all-star season a year ago) and Cooper Allen and sophomore Brendan Trelegan. Junior Nick Robinson, who returns to Greely after spending last year at NYA, is the faceoff guy. Senior Matti Oberg anchors the defense in front of junior Griffin Demick in goal. The Rangers have solid players all over the field. They’ll be able to finish on offense, shut down the opposition and rely on a tested goalie. If Greely can get off to a good start, look out. A winning season and another playoff trip appears likely. This could be a squad



team could be even better, but will have to navigate a schedule that features tough games nearly every night out. The Yachtsmen got off to a promising start Thursday, racing to an 8-0 lead en route to a 16-7 home win over Greely. In that one, sophomore Alex Bernier, a revelation as a freshman last spring (she was a second-team league all-star), went off for seven goals and sophomore Molly Ryan added five. Senior Jess DiPhillippo scored twice, while senior Laura Fay (a first-team league all-star a year ago) finished with a goal and four assists. Those four, along with seniors Rachel Bauer and Caitlin Costello, juniors Vanessa Audet and Sam Smithwick and sophomore Geneva Waite will make life difficult for the opposition. Bernier, DiPhillippo and Fay will all handle draw controls. Defensively, seniors Abbey Cavalero (a second-team league all-star in 2010) and Elizabeth Carew and sophomore Katie Cooleen hold down the fort in front of senior Jen Greene, who will get help in goal this spring from junior Moie Aaskov. Falmouth has proved it can contend. Now, the Yachtsmen must earn some wins against the state’s elite teams, not only to build confidence, but also to earn enough Heal Points to ensure a playoff berth. If Falmouth can play

well, it will be capable of doing special things. “We’re where we should be at this time of year,” said ninth-year coach Robin Haley. “Our defense is coming together. Our offense is strong. It’s a great group. We’re pretty athletic. Our schedule is much more competitive this year. We play all the top teams except for Cape twice. We’ve strived for this. Now we have to show why we’re in this top tier. To get to the playoffs, we’ll need Heal Points. The girls have a tangible goal after making the Western Maine Final last year.” Greely, coming off a 1-11 season, begins a new era after longtime coach Peter Wiles stepped down after 16 seasons and over 130 victories. He’s replaced by a former Rangers standout, Sara Dimick, Greely’s 2003 Spring Female Athlete of the Year. Dimick played field hockey and lacrosse at Wheaton College and has served as an assistant coach at Freeport and Greely. She takes over a young team. The Rangers lost their opener Thursday, 167, at Falmouth, but after spotting the Yachtsmen the game’s first eight goals, Greely played much better and got strong performances from senior Kelly Burrell off the bench (three goals), sophomore Etta Copenhagen (two goals), junior Audrey Parolin and Julia Mitiguy. That group figures to do its share of goal scoring

in the weeks to come, with help from senior Catherine Ferguson, junior Rachel Kurland, speedy Cameron Keefe, Teal Otley and Whitney Williams. On defense, sophomore Jordan Ouellette, senior Alicia Rost and newcomer Sarah Piwowarski protect goalie Catherine Fellows. Greely’s schedule isn’t as daunting as last year’s and the Rangers have some opportunities to earn some wins. Gaining confidence will be key. Dimick will soon put her stamp on this team and the Rangers figure to be much more competitive by the end of the season. While they’re not in the class of the elite teams, Greely should have no trouble winning some games and setting the stage for future success. “We have a lot of good skills,” said Dimick. “We’re just trying to bring it together. After we get more experience, the team should jell a little bit more. We definitely have good athletes. I really hope they can work on fundamentals and set reasonable goals for themselves and work to their personal potential. I try to get them to look at the positive side of every situation and move on become better athletes.”

that no one wants to face in June. “We have a lot more seniors this year,” said fourth-year coach Casey Abbott. “We have a positive outlook. We have a strong starting line defense. We have midfield depth, which is something we haven’t had. A lot of these guys have started since freshman year. They’re juniors and seniors now. We’re finding our cohesiveness. We look to have a solid performance and do better than last year.” In Eastern B, Yarmouth is an intriguing story. The Clippers won 13 of 15 games in 2010, but fell, 7-6, to Cape Elizabeth in the Class B Final. Now, a new era has dawned. After winning 97 games, four state championships and never dropping a home game, Craig Curry stepped down as coach after last year’s state final loss. He’s replaced by Stephen Moore, who played at Mass Maritime and Salem State College. Moore has coached for many years, including one season at Thornton Academy and is eager for the opportunity, even though graduation has really hit the program hard in recent seasons. While some expect the Clippers to fall back and even Moore views 2011 as a rebuilding season, Yarmouth will be in the hunt for a title in June. The Clippers got off to a promising start Friday with a 6-2 victory at NYA. While previous editions have featured college-bound prolific scorers (think Rob Highland, Steven Petrovek of recent vintage), this year’s team will have to rely on a balanced attack and that was on display versus the Panthers as five different players scored, with only sophomore Nick Ronan tickling the twine on more than one occasion. Other offensive threats include junior Bart Gallagher, senior Kyle Groves, senior Matt Murphy, junior Sam Torres and freshman Max Watson. Senior Billy Clabby will take many of the faceoffs. In the midfield, junior Anders Overhaug (a football standout), sophomore Ethan Cyr and freshman Brady Neujahr (the football quarterback) will join athletic and aggressive longstick middie junior Josh Britten (a first-team all-star in 2010) to wreak havoc. Senior Connor Ertz and junior Nick Pelletier are shutdown defenders. The loss of Cam Woodworth in goal will be big, but junior Alex Kurtz (who played well in the opener) and sophomore Sam Landry hope to fill that spot. The Clippers aren’t the juggernaut they’ve been in past years, but they’ll still win a lot of games. This is still the team to beat in Eastern Class B and if everything comes together, Yarmouth has a great shot to be playing on the final Saturday for the eighth time in nine seasons. “It’s a very exciting opportunity,” said

Moore. “We have a very young team. We lost a lot of really core seniors. We have new kids, a new coaching staff. New philosophies with offensive and defensive sets. The goal is to jell. I think the kids will pull it together. We should be a strong team.” North Yarmouth Academy, as usual, is hot on Yarmouth’s heels. The Panthers wound up 6-8 last spring, losing, 17-7, to the nemesis Clippers in the semifinals. NYA is hoping that this is the year they emerge from Yarmouth’s shadow and take Eastern Class B for the first time since 2007. The Panthers did struggle against the Clippers in the opener, but it’s clear the gap between the rivals has closed and that NYA can legitimately entertain title hopes if it improves as the season progresses. The offense should be able to produce in the weeks to come. Leading the way are seniors Finn Hadlock (who had an assist in the opener), Matt Kibler and Tim Millett and junior Forrest Milburn (who scored Friday). Sophomore Oliver Silverson had a goal versus Yarmouth and could become a threat as well. Midfielders to watch include sophomore Isaac Lipton, senior Nico Kaminow and junior Matt Michaud. On defense, junior Charlie Gerrity and sophomore Elliott Wellenbach lead the way in front of new freshman goalies Weston Nolan (who made 15 saves in the opener) and Max Maurer. The Panthers have a solid mix of veterans and youth. The returning players are hungry to go all the way. The newer kids hope to step right in and make a mark. If they do and if this squad can steadily improve, NYA will be right there in the middle of June. “Another big class of freshmen came in this year so we’re young again, but we should be solid after only losing a few people last year,” said third-year coach Chris Carpentier. “It should be a fun season.” Freeport has long been in NYA and Yarmouth’s shadow, but this season, the Falcons could turn heads. A year ago, Freeport was

8-5, losing, 14-13, in overtime, to St. Dom’s in the semis. Freeport made an emphatic statement in its opener, rolling past visiting Lake Region, 14-4. In that one, junior Evan Hench (who had 20 goals, 11 assists and 37 ground balls last spring) went off for six goals and four assists, while Spring 2010 Male Athlete of the Year senior Hans Pope (who scored 15 goals, had 10 assists and 78 ground balls a year ago) added four goals and a pair of helpers. Those two will set the pace on offense, with help from junior Dylan Arris, new senior Jordan Cyr, sophomore Griffin Breer and freshman Isaak Drearden. Defensively, seniors Joe Loeman and Bennett Wade and freshman Mark Donahue will try to clamp down in front of junior Alex Sturtevant, who made 158 saves last year, while stopping 62 percent of the shots he faced. If Freeport is able to beat the teams it’s supposed to defeat and find a way to win a game or two versus the elite squads, a winning record is a certainty and the Falcons would be a team that no one will want to face in the postseason. After 10 playoff appearances in the past 11 seasons, this program’s now at the level where it has to be taken seriously. Even by those aforementioned powerhouses. “We’re looking pretty solid,” said third-year coach Geoff Arris. “We graduated a lot of talent, but I think we have the players to fill those positions. There are a lot of new players who fit right in to our program and I look forward to watching them perform. We have a lot of hardworking, dedicated players who have bought into our team philosophy and I truly think they’ll all get something positive from our season. The leadership on our team is excellent. We know what games we’ll have to step it up. I look forward to the challenge.”

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at and followed on Twitter @foresports

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Falmouth, NYA girls seek to continue tennis dominance For several years now, the Falmouth girls’ tennis team has ruled Class B, while North Yarmouth Academy has had no peer in Class C. Those trends have a great chance of continuing this spring. Falmouth went 16-0 last year and downed Camden Hills, 5-0, to win Class B for the third straight season and fifth time in six years. The Yachtsmen haven’t lost a match since May 2, 2008 and are riding a 45-match win streak. While the graduation of last year’s first doubles team, Amanda Gallagher and Emma Wilberg, to graduation will hurt, Falmouth returns enough firepower to extend its reign. Coach Sandra Stone and longtime assistant Prisca Thomson, avid players in their own right, return their sensational singles triumvirate of juniors Annie Criscione and Analise Kump (Falmouth’s Spring 2010 Female Athlete of the Year) and sophomore Libby Voccola. Criscione and Kump were first-team WMC all-stars last spring, while Voccola was named to the second squad. Sophomore Abby Payson and junior Steffi Rothweiler are now the first doubles team. Sophomore Katie Carew and freshman Katie Ryan project to be No. 2. Senior Rebecca Howell and junior Marlena Lantos are also in the mix. At this point, Falmouth appears far ahead of everyone else, but it’s too early to crown the Yachtsmen. Injuries and other factors could come into play, but if the team stays healthy, you can expect 16 more matches of solid tennis. By June, Falmouth will likely be leading the way to greatness once more. “Having lost only two varsity players to graduation, our prospects are strong for a deep run into the team playoffs if everyone can stay focused and healthy enough to play their best,” said Stone, now in her ninth year. “We look forward to having fun bonding as a team and to the start of matches.” NYA finished 15-1 last spring (losing only to Falmouth) and downed Dexter, 4-1, to win Class C for the fourth year in a row. The Panthers will look to keep the good times rolling in 2011. Senior Anna Jaeger (a WMC first-team all-star in 2010) is at first singles this year. Junior Sarah Jordan (a second-team all-star a season ago)

is in the No. 2 spot. Senior Charlotte Briggs projects to play third singles. The first doubles team will likely consist of juniors Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers. Seniors Alicia Hoffman and Alison Znamierowski will play second doubles. Junior Maggie Meixell and freshman Emma Randall are also in the hunt for a starting position. The Panthers have averaged 15 wins the past four years. They should be very formidable again this spring. If the team develops as hoped, NYA will again boast a gaudy record and be primed to make a run at another championship. Don’t bet against this group of Panthers. “My goal for the team is to have the players focus on their strengths, develop multiple strategies that could work for them against different kinds of players and to enjoy the sport,” said fifth-year coach Lorena Coffin.

Baseball from page 17 runs batted in last season). Junior Mike Leeman, despite being hampered by injury last spring, went 2-1 and had an ERA of 2.28. Sophomore Jonah Normandeau and freshman Bailey Train (a 6-foot-4-inch hard thrower) will play key roles on the mound as well. Junior Pete Stauber’s the catcher and leadoff hitter. He had a team-high 13 RBI and eight steals in 2010. Senior Matt Labbe (.286 and 12 RBI last spring) and junior Brad McKenney (eight RBI) are key returning bats and will anchor the middle of the infield. Junior Liam Maker will play third and junior Luke Saffian will step in at first. Normandeau, Train and junior Jimmie Whitaker make up the outfield. As always, the Rangers figure to be fundamentally strong, especially up the middle. The pitching should be solid and if the bats produce, Greely can beat anyone. This team will have to work hard to play deep into June, but the Rangers appear up for the challenge. If all goes well, don’t be shocked if Greely makes it to the playoffs for the 23rd straight season and if his-







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Elsewhere in Western B, Yarmouth should be Falmouth’s biggest competition. Last year, the Clippers went 10-4, but were eliminated, 5-0, by the Yachtsmen, in the semifinals. Yarmouth returns just about everyone and should be able to extend its playoff streak to 24 years. Junior Hannah Potter, a first-team WMC all-star last spring, returns and will be in the No. 1 singles spot. Also vying for singles positions are seniors Smythe Eddy and Chase McCain and junior Lindsey Robinson. The Clippers are working on their doubles combinations. Yarmouth should be able to compete with everyone and perhaps be the second best team in the region again. The present and future are very bright for this program. “We only lost one from last year,” said coach Ann Harradon, now in her 15th season. “Singles will be our strength. Hopefully, the doubles

teams will progress. We want to make the playoffs and not see Falmouth in the first round. My goal is to make tennis fun for these kids.” Greely fell short of the playoffs last year with a 4-8 mark. The program has a new coach this year in Charles Pine, who replaces longtime coach Devi Maganti. Pine was the program’s assistant the past three seasons. He’s played for 35 years and is a teaching pro. This year, he’ll lean on his daughter, Chelsea Pine, a four-year starter, at first singles. Freshman Allie Eaton moves into the second spot. Junior Marina Goding will be in the third position. Junior Libby Thomas and sophomore Haleigh Roach are at first doubles. Seniors Isobel Fresne and Melanie Richardson and junior Emily Fisher are battling

tory repeats itself on June 18. “We lost nine starters, but we have a lot of potential,” said coach Derek Soule, entering his 12th year. “We could improve in every aspect. We have pitching, defense and experience up the middle. We’re more athletic. We have a good group of newcomers. It’s a strong league. We’re playoff caliber.” Freeport is trending upwards. The Falcons went 4-12 a year ago and hope to join the playoff fun this spring. Freeport dropped its opener, 4-2, in eight innings, to visiting York last week, but even in the setback, there were encouraging signs as senior Spencer Egan, the staff ace, and junior Josh Weirich both pitched very well. Juniors Kaleb Farmer (a knuckleballer) and Sawyer Williams and sophomores Dan Burke, Nick Cartmell and Conner Dietrich will all see time on the hill. Knighton, Greene and junior Pat LaFlamme will serve as catcher. Dietrich (a .347 hitter as a freshman and Burke are a steady up-the-middle infield combination. Junior Jared Knighton (.289 a year ago) leads off. Weirich, Farmer, Egan and senior Chris Libby make up a formidable middle of the lineup. Junior Luke LaMagna anchors the outfield. Senior Conner Ritchie has poise and will also play in the outfield. Junior Chris Farley and sophomore Cole Harrison are other players to watch. The Falcons need to learn to believe in themselves and be able to close out games. They should be competitive most of the year. The playoffs might be a longshot, but aren’t an impossibility. “We graduated only one senior, thus the roster is essentially the same as last year.,” said coach Hank Ogilby, entering his 12th season. “As opposed to the previous three seasons, where the lack of upperclassmen has really challenged our ability to compete, our greatest strength may be simply greater numbers, experience and depth. Our defense should be better as well. Pitching

should be solid. We’ll be able to compete. After four challenging years, this should be the year we turn the corner..” In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy hopes to build on last year’s stellar 12-5-1 mark. The Panthers reached the semifinals before losing, 3-1 to Dirigo. This year, NYA welcomes Dick Kinsman as coach. He was previously the junior varsity coach at Yarmouth and is assisted by Mike Haskell, Rich Strabley and Cody Wall. They inherit a team that should remain a key contender even after losing reigning Class C Player of the Year Dean Darien to graduation. The pitching staff is a work in progress. Senior Jordan Haskell returns behind the plate. Senior Alan Brown (a first-team Western Maine Conference Class C all-star in 2010) is a stalwart at shortstop. Senior Eli Leavitt is in centerfield. Seniors Andrew Esancy, Harry Fast, Michael Ianno and Ryan Spencer bring experience. Keep an eye on a pair of newcomers, Tom McGuckin and Ryan Salerno. NYA should be able to produce runs on a regular basis and will be one of the best defensive teams around. If the pitching comes through, the Panthers could easily post double-digit wins again and make another deep playoff run. “This year’s team will comprise a combination of experience and youth with four returning starters,” said Kinsman. “The front end of this year’s rotation will have two pitchers with limited experience. The defense should be solid with strength up the middle. Expectations are to make the playoffs and go as deep as we can with the ultimate goal to win the state championship. These goals will be accomplished by having our rotation throw strikes, playing excellent defense, timely hitting and moving runners. Pitching will be the key to our success.”

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Tennis from page 20 for a berth on the second doubles team. The Rangers have been a traditionally strong program, but have fallen short of the playoffs the past two seasons. If Greely can get accustomed to the new positions and newer players can step in over the next several weeks, it could get back to the postseason. “We’ll be middle of the pack,” Pine said. “We have talent, but we’re battling injuries right now. We hope to get more than five wins..” Freeport went 2-10 in 2010. This spring, the Falcons have several new players looking to fill spots. Senior Erin Hall will be the first singles player. Senior Sarah West will go No. 2, while senior Maggie Stavros will be in the third spot. Sophomore Sophie Smith and freshman Katie McClellan project to be the first doubles squad. Senior Michelle Huang and sophomores Kayley Johnson and Lindsey Wold are vying for the other doubles positions. The young Falcons will have a tough time against a daunting schedule, but they’ll look to improve dramatically between now and the end of the season and earn as many victories as possible. Going forward, Freeport should be in good shape. “I have a large group this year with quite a few freshman players,” said fourth-year coach Heath MacVane. “We have the largest team since I began coaching and it’s been fun introducing the game to new players.” On the boys’ side, Falmouth went 10-3 a year ago and fell, 3-2, to York in the Western B quarterfinals. The program has reloaded and should be right back at the top of Western Class B this spring, which is a landmark for coach Bob McCully, who is now in his 40th season at the helm. The Yachtsmen will miss the graduated Nick Polko, but stepping up to replace him at No. 1 will be one of the program’s two dynamic freshmen, Justin Brogan or Brendan McCarthy. Senior Taylor Dimick (a second-team WMC all-star last spring) is also in the singles mix. Seniors Tommy Bazarian (another second-team all-star in 2010), Connor Burfiend and Harlan Cutshall, sophomore Sam Holland, junior Hutch Hurwitz, freshman Matt Klemperer and sophomore Tom Wilberg are vying for doubles spots. Falmouth will be formidable for years to come. This season, they’ll likely vie with Cape Elizabeth for Western B honors. It’s a safe bet that the Yachtsmen will go much deeper than the quarterfinals. Probably to the regional final and possibly beyond. This team is championship caliber. “I graduated last year’s No. 1, but have two standout freshmen,” said McCully. “I have some very talented doubles players. Any of these players might emerge as singles players. It will take some time to sort out a lineup. I have a good mix of younger players and veterans and expect to field a very competitive team. The Western Maine Conference is always challenging in tennis.” Yarmouth wasn’t able to build on its 2009 state title and wound up 6-6 and out of the playoffs, due to the vagaries of the Heal Points system. This spring, the Clippers are hoping to more resemble the championship squad. After league all-star Ben Robinson graduated, Yarmouth will have to rely on a group of untested singles players. Senior Dan Connor, who played first doubles in 2010, sophomore Sam Beaulieu and freshmen Braden Becker and Alex Coroi are vying for spots. The future is very bright for this program. While the Clippers might not be able to defeat the likes of defending champion Cape Elizabeth and perennial power Falmouth, they should win more matches than they lose and get back to the playoffs where they belong. “My team will be young,” said coach Mark Marstaller, entering his 13th season. “Normally, I can predict the season rather well, but this year is tough to measure. We’ll have a successful year if we go 8-4 or 7-5 and make it into the tournament. If we can get in, anything can happen.”



Senior Anna Jaeger will be the No. 1 singles player this spring for an NYA girls’ tennis team seeking yet another state championship.

Greely was 4-8 last spring and missed the playoffs, ending a 10-year postseason run. Look for the Rangers to show improvement this season. Last year’s top doubles team, Seniors Peter Bailinson and Sam Mason, will play singles this spring. Mason will be in the first spot with Bailinson playing No. 2. Sophomore Patrick Riley projects to be in the No. 3 slot. Seniors Bobby Dorr and Tucker Vogel make up the top doubles squad. Junior Gavin Collins and freshman Liam Dougherty are also in the mix. The Rangers hope to quickly come together this year, despite the new faces in new spots. Greely should be able to hold its own against most foes. By season’s end, the Rangers hope for an above-.500 record and a return to the postseason. This group appears to have what it takes to accomplish those goals. “Five returnees will form the bulk of our team,” said coach Bert Kendall, now in his sixth

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season. “I’m fortunate to have a great group of young men that it’s a pleasure to coach.” Freeport was 3-9 in 2010. This year, the Falcons will look to compete as best they can against several of the top teams in the state. Senior Ben Forester will be in the No. 1 singles spot, drawing not only the best players in the conference, but many of the finest in the whole state. Seniors Scott Ross and Sam Skold and junior Josh Soley bring experience. Sophomores Abrim Berkemeyer, Connor McLellan, Tucker Troast and Chris West also have been on the

team in the past. They’re joined by new senior Zack Grant and sophomore Landon Easler. The Falcons have holes to fill and will take awhile to hit their stride, but they should be able to compete with all but the elite programs. Matching or surpassing last year’s win total is doable. “We lost our No. 1 and 2 singles from last year,” said 11th-year coach Jay Harper. “We’re searching to fill those spots. We have a lot of depth, so that should help our doubles. We have a lot of good sophomores who love tennis. The schedule is difficult as always. The teams we may beat offer little Heal Points and teams from the other conferences get several spots, so

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playoffs are a long shot.” In Western C, NYA could be in for a big leap this year. After going 1-11 in 2010, the Panthers could return to contender status. Sophomore Burke Paxton moves from second singles to the first spot. Sophomore Dean Walters also moves up a slot, from third to second singles. Sophomore Ryan Walters, senior Billy Ji and freshman Bryce Petrault are battling for the third singles spot. Junior Phong Ho is a fixture at doubles. Look for the Panthers to be able to compete in most matches and improve on last year’s win total. While championship contention is still in

the future (perhaps the near future), this squad figures to produce a positive step forward. “I have a good group with good spirit,” said coach Charlie Hudson, now in his 33rd year. “We’ll be a step better than last year. More competitive. We should move up and be in the middle of the pack. That would be a step in the right direction. I think we’ll be in most of our matches. We’re still at least a year away from challenging the more talented teams.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at and followed on Twitter @foresports

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Roundup NYA coach openings North Yarmouth Academy is seeking girls’ varsity and girls’ junior varsity soccer, girls’ varsity ice hockey and middle school girls’ ice hockey coaches for next school year. FMI, Mike Dutton, 846-9051 or

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Pitch, Hit and Run competition coming to Freeport The Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, will be held Sunday, May 8 at 12 p.m. (registration is at 11:30 a.m.) at Freeport Middle School. The free competition is for boys and girls, ages 7-14. The winners advance to the Sectionals and ultimately, Nationals and will have a chance to play during AllStar Weekend in July. FMI, 865-6171.

Track from page 18 The girls will contend with Greely and York in the league and have enough firepower to hang tough. Come state meet time, the Yachtsmen project to do very well once again. “The girls have more depth from all the young newcomers,” Paul said. “Overall, our league will challenge us. The girls were seventh indoors. I hope we can be top four outdoors.” In Class C, NYA is coming off a ninth-place state finish, but graduation hit the program hard. The Panthers do have state meet scorers returning in junior Hadley Gibson and senior Emily Harrison (relays). This year, Harrison will join junior Morgan Scully in the throws. Gibson and junior Hillary Detert are top distance threats. Junior Maura Lachance hopes to score in the high jump. This team is small, but athletic and could be very tough by the end of the season. “The girls’ numbers are down a little bit,” Mazzurco said. “We only have 10. We graduated a lot from last year, including every state point. I’m hoping they can pull together. The goal is going to be having us cover as many events as we can. They’re doing a great job. I think they’ll make themselves proud.” Freeport was 29th a year ago. This spring, sophomore Ciera Wentworth is the lone returning scorer. She came in sixth in the 200 as a freshman. She’s joined in the sprints this year by junior Abby Roney (who’s also a hurdler) and freshmen Heather Margerison and Ashley Richardson. Senior Kelly Edwards, sophomore Caroline Rowell, senior Brie Roy and Soule are the top distance runners. While the Falcons don’t have the firepower to approach the fourth-place state finish of the 2009 team, they are capable of improving on last year’s results. “We have a very young team,” Berkemeyer said.“As always, we hope to get as many people qualified for the state meet as possible. We should be strongest on the track.” Yarmouth, which didn’t score at states last year, hopes to do so in 2011. Mary Sansone is the lone senior. Sophomore Emma Pidden looks to qualify for states in the hurdles. Junior Jocelyn Davies is a top sprinter. Sophomores Josselyn Richards-Daniels and Sydney Sperber hope to score in the distance. Sophomore Megan Smith is the program’s first pole vaulter. Expect some individual highlights as the season progresses. A few of these girls will find themselves in a position to make some noise at the conference and state meets. “The girls are a solid group of 12,” Morse said. “The team is young. They’re being encouraged to try different events in order to select those they enjoy. It’s a not a team to compete

NYA names new boys’ hockey coach

Greely lacrosse clinic upcoming

North Yarmouth Academy last week named Brett Barrett as its boys varsity ice hockey coach and former Falmouth boys’ coach Adam Nicholas as director of player development. Barrett has 17 years of coaching experience, most recently with NYA’s junior varsity squad and the Portland Junior Pirates U-16 team.

The Greely High School boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are holding an instructional clinic for all youth players Sunday, May 1 at the Twin Brook fields, on the Tuttle Road side. Boys and girls in grades 5-8 go from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Boys and girls in grades K-4 go from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $15. FMI,


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against the power schools, but a team with lots of spirit for individual improvement.” The Western Maine Conference meet is Saturday, May 28, at Falmouth High School. The state championships are Saturday, June 4. Class B is in Augusta. Class C is in Bath.

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North Yarmouth Academy Honor Roll Second Trimester, 2011 Highest Honors Grade 12: Matthew Kibler, Nicholas Kolkin, Renee Lamoreau, Jenny Sharp, and Alison Znamierowski. Grade 11: Katheryn Cawley, Sarah Jordan, Maggie Meixell, Forrest Milburn, Benjamin Randall, and Brian Trelegan. Grade 10: Aldis Gamble, Mallory Ianno, Emma Laprise, Gianna Nappi, and Katherine Roche. Grade 9: Jillian Bjorn-Caron, Josiah Henderson, Abigail McKelvy, Elizabeth Roche, Bryce Tetreault, and Elanor West. Grade 8: Muriel Adams, Hannah Austin, Alexandra Barnes, Ian Bennett, Josef Biberstein, Hannah Hungerford, Sophia Kral, Matthew Malcom, Diana McLeod, Mary Noyes, Eleanor Sato, Marina Stam, and Olivia Stam.

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High Honors Grade 12: Henry Arsenault, Charlotte Briggs, Sarah Burkey, Claire Daniels, Eliza Gendron, Alicia Hoffman, Anna Jaeger, Frances Leslie, Lauren Nawfel, Christina Reese, and Lilly Wellenbach. Grade 11: Alex Coffin, Charles Gerrity, Hadley Gibson, Rudolph Guliani, Hannah Harmatz, Jae Yeon Jeon, Evan Kendall, Cathy Li, Ethan Liu, Rachel Matson, Sasha McLean, Grant McPherson, Jessica Powers, Camden Regan, Ryan Salerno, Kevin Schwarm, Morgan Scully, Hannah Twombly, and Nathaniel Ward-Chene. Grade 10: Bailey Clock, Timothy Daigler, Aaron Guiseley, Hannah Hearn, Carly Lappas, Aidan McLaughlin, Burke Paxton, and Lillie Reder. Grade 9: Wesley Bright, Lillian Dearing, Madeleine Fenderson, Austin Kidder, Maxwell Maurer, MacMillan Morse, and Emma Warren. Grade 8: Anna Bilodeau, William Coleman, Scout Fischman, Elise LeBihan, John LeBlanc, Daniel Mahoney, Louisa Mahoney, Bradley Potter, and Rhiannon Ramsey-Brimberg. Grade 7: Emily Baker, Dagen Braun, Hannah Chapman, Hailey Frager, Jacob Haas, Madeline Henderson, Elizabeth McIntosh, Daniel McVicar, Bryce Moody, John Nappi, Charles O’Halloran, Nicole Patch, Mackenzie Sangster, Andrei Vile, and Alexandra Wahlstrom. Grade 6: Sarah Austin, Henry Briggs, and Grace Hayden-Hunt. Grade 5: Jordan Ackerman, Youssef Ayad, Connor Clock, Owen Curnin, and Brandon George.

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Baking for a good cause


Two seventh grade students from Falmouth Middle School, Alex Shapiro, on left, and Emma Walsh, recently put their baking skills to good use by holding a Bake-A-Wish benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The girls coordinated the fundraiser, baked and sold all the items, and raised $280 for the foundation.

Honors Grade 12: Alan Brown, Elliot Daniels, Henry Fast, William Hadlock, Blair Haggett, Emily Harrison, Billy Ji, Nicolas Kaminow, Alden Kelsey, Sally LaPointe, Weston Masi, Robert Miller, Timothy Millett, and Jeremiah Murray. Grade 11: Robert Field, Megan Fortier, Moira Lachance, Anna Lyden, Alexandra Morrison, Chelsea Muller, Soo Kyung Park, Cameron Rayder, Nicholas Rayder, and Bill Tao. Grade 10: Jeremiah Burns, Grace Gilbert, Matthew Hawkins, Kai Nice, Savanna Poole, Oliver Silverson, and Dean Walters.

Grade 9: Margaret Bertocci, Charlotte Esancy, Sydney Garcia, Travis Lee, Olivia Madore, Adela McVicar, Ian Moore, Kayla Rose, and Noah Seely. Grade 8: Maximilian Bueche, Elizabeth Coughlin, George Doolan, James Ford, Duncan George, Hannah Look, Marina Poole, Anya Siviski, Mark Snyder, Sara Thompson, and Matthew Truesdale. Grade 7: Nicholas Demers, Hunter Mahoney, and Jonathan Snell. Grade 6: Greyson Cohen, Kyle Kostelnik, John Malcom, Cristopher Paradis, and Eleanor Van Winkle.

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Let them eat soup and cookies Finding just the right food to serve my children’s friends when they were young and visiting for lunch was like breaking the code to the Enigma machine. After trying hamburgers, meatloaf sandwiches, baked beans, tuna sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and bologna sandwiches, and sliced bananas and oranges – not all on the same day – I finally asked them, “What is your favorite lunch?” You’ll never guess what they said: “SpaghettiOs!” Their favorite dessert was – wait for it – Oreos! So SpaghettiOs and Oreos became the food writer’s signature lunch for visiting children. No, they didn’t want to have lasagna, salad and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Just the, you know, SpaghettiOs and Oreos. If I were catering for children now, I’d serve them homemade alphabet-vegetable soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Like the canned delight I served earlier, the alphabet-vegetable soup features pasta and tomato sauce, but is much more nutritious, with peas, corn and bits of carrot, potato and onion floating among the alphabet pasta. Dessert would definitely be peanut butter cookies and a glass of good Maine milk. The recipes for the soup and cookies are from “The New Boston Globe Cookbook” edited by Sheryl Julian, published in 2009 by Three Forks.

Easy Alphabet Soup Children enjoy finding the letters of the alphabet in their soup bowls and might be able to spell their names, play Scrabble with their soup, or invent a secret code. 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium carrots, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 small russet potato, diced

Salt and pepper, to taste 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup alphabet pasta, or other very small pasta shape (such as stars) 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup frozen corn In a medium pot, melt the butter. Add the carrots, onion, potato, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Add the tomato sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 8 minutes, or until vegetables are almost tender. Turn the heat to high. Stir in the pasta. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until the pasta is tender but still has some bite. Add the peas and corn. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until they are heated through. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if you like. Serves 4.

Peanut Butter Cookies The butter in the mixture is melted first, which makes the batter come together easily with just a bowl and a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the batter for several hours or overnight until it is firm enough to roll into balls. If you do leave it overnight, let it soften on the counter for an hour before you shape it. Chunky peanut butter makes a big difference in this recipe; it gives the cookies a nice crunch. 1 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg

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1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chunky or crunchy peanut butter Extra granulated sugar (for pressing) In a bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, with a wooden spoon, stir together the butter and granulated and brown sugars. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter until the mixture is smooth. Blend in the flour mixture until well incorporated. Scrape down the batter, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the dough for several hours or overnight. Set the oven at 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off walnut-size pieces of dough. With your hands, shape them into balls and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Put enough sugar on a plate to make a thin layer. Dip the tines of a fork repeatedly in the sugar and press it down once on each ball. Then press in a perpen-



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dicular direction to make a cross-hatch pattern. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until they are beginning to brown at the edges. Transfer the parchment sheets to wire racks to cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes about 40 cookies. Susan Lovell and her husband John, a great cook, live near Pat’s Meat Market & Cafe in Portland, with a hungry Maine coon cat and a poodle who eats cat food. An eighth-generation Mainer, she likes shellfish, steak, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, blueberry pie and Moxie. Her great great-grandfather, from Wellfleet, Mass., and his cousin founded Boston’s Union Oyster House and she really likes oysters and Guinness. And Boston cream pie.


The Town of Falmouth would like to recognize our oldest male and female citizen. If you know anyone living in the town that was born before 1915, please contact Carol Kloth (781-5253) at the Town Hall or e-mail Requirements to receive the Boston Post Cane Aware are as follows: Must be the oldest living person residing in Falmouth for a minimum of the most recent five-year period, or must have resided in Falmouth for a minimum of the most recent twoyear period and have been a legal resident of Falmouth for a total of not less than fifteen of the past forty years. That person must be able and willing to receive the honor in person or through a family member. All nominations must be received by Thursday, June 30, 2011 by 5:00 pm.

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‘Heroes with Heart’ honored at annual celebration PORTLAND — The Community Counseling Center has selected seven recipients to be honored at the organization’s Sixth Annual Heroes with Heart celebration. Heroes with Heart is an annual event that celebrates volunteers from the Trauma Intervention Program, police officers, firefighters, first responders, and hospital personnel who provide support to victims immediately following tragic events. This year’s Community Award recipients include Sgt. Roberty Doherty of the Port-

land Police Department; Lt. Aaron Osgood of the Portland Fire Department; Howard Sterling, firefighter and chaplain with the South Portland Fire Department; Officer Rocco Navarro with the South Portland Police Department; Sgt. Sean Lally of the Westbrook Police Department; and Kandy Lefebvre, R.N., of Maine Medical Center. Seth Seder, R.N., of Maine Medical Center will be presented with the TIP Volunteer Choice Award. Kate Braestrup, chaplain to the Maine Warden Service and New York Times bestselling author, will be presented with the 2011 Heart of Gold Award. The award is given annually to someone who embodies true compassion and kindness in the pursuit of helping others during difficult times.

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Cocktails for a Cause


Share Our Strength Maine’s Cooking Matters to Maine program, a family nutrition education initiative, received a $2,600 donation from proceeds raised at the Second Annual Cold River Bartenders Bash. Maine Distilleries and Maine Beverage Company hosted over 500 guests who voted for the best Cold River cocktails created by 20 different bartenders. Contributing donation sponsors included Maine Beverage Company, Bow Street Distributing, RSVP Discount Beverage, and Better Bread Company. Pictured from left, are Chris Dowe, Bob Harkins, both of Maine Distilleries; Kristen Miale, of Cooking Matters to Maine; and Dean Williams, of Maine Beverage Company.

People & business from previous page for the FairPoint Community First Table at Hadlock Field for a second season. The table will provide local nonprofit organizations a space to promote their cause at Sea Dogs’ home games throughout the 2011 season. Nonprofits interested in displaying information at the table and having access to the Sea Dogs fan base are asked to send the Sea Dogs a copy of their 501(c)(3) certificate and submit a Community First Table request form available on the Sea Dogs website at Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland donated nearly $1,000 to Grace Street Ministry to help purchase coats, gloves, boots, and other severe winter weather items. Grace Street Ministry was founded by Pastor Mair Honan who conducts prayer services and distributes necessary material items to homeless people in Portland. Junior Achievement of Maine recently sponsored its Job Shadow 2011 program to enable middle school students to get an up-close look at different career opportunities. Local participating businesses included Cianbro Corporation of Portland, Community Credit Union, Dead River Company offices in Brunswick and Scarborough, Diversified Business Communications, Eastland Park Hotel, FairPoint Communications, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Gorham Savings Bank, Greater Portland YMCA, IDEXX Laboratories, Kid’s Crooked House of Portland, L.L. Bean, Maine Credit Union League, MEMIC, Mercy Hospital, Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, Portland Public Library, Powerpay, Nelson & Small Inc., ReVision Energy of Portland, Sprague Energy Corp., WASCO Products Inc., Walch Education of Portland, WMTW TV8, and Volk Packaging Corporation. Oakhurst Dairy raised $20,600 during its latest Egg Nog campaign to benefit the Salvation Army of Northern New England. Oakhurst has contributed approximately $200,000 to the Salvation Army since the inception of its egg nog campaign in 2000. Downeast Energy recently donated a 2004 Chevrolet van to the Bath Area Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. The food pantry

and kitchen is run by a coalition of 12 Bath churches, and has an average of nearly 200 families visit the food pantry and serves an average of 1,900 meals per month at the soup kitchen. The van will be used by both the food pantry and soup kitchen for regular pickup of food at Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, donations from various businesses and restaurants and the monthly USDA food distributions. University of New England students of the College of Pharmacy class of 2013 recently held its first annual Halfway Charity Gala and raised $1,800 for the Make-AWish Foundation of Maine. The gala, which included an auction and raffle, was initiated by the inaugural UNE pharmacy doctoral students who are half-way to earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Five County Credit Union recently



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to educators throughout Maine. The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club has awarded a grant to the Thomas Memorial Library to purchase the complete series of “Families of the World” DVDs for children. The award-winning series features 24 DVDs, each profiling two families in diverse world regions. Good Theater recently received a grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation for $4,000 to fund general operating expenses during the 2010-2011 season. This is the third time the Cohen Foundation has awarded money to Good Theater. Maine State Ballet recently received an $8,000 award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the orchestra and choral groups which perform during the ballet’s annual performances of The Nutcracker.

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

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Thursday 4/21 Matt Gallagher, author Iraq war memoir, “Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Monday 4/25 “In the Same Net:” Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit, talk by author Dr. Carl Safina, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. talk, 7:30 p.m. book signing, Abromson Center, USM Portland, register by 4/22,

Reader’s Circle Discussion, “The Gift of Rain,” by Tan Twan Eng, 7 p.m. Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth,

Tuesday 4/26 Poetry Slam Team 2011, finals competition, 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, all ages, Local Sprouts Cafe, Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 4/28 Book Sale, hosted by Yarmouth Village Improvement Society, April 28-30, 1-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-7

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p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Log Cabin, 196 Main St. Yarmouth, ”Poetry in the Library,” with Elizabeth Tibbetts and Jim Glenn Thatcher, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth,

Friday 4/29 Words & Images 2011: Resurgam Book Release Party, 6-9 p.m., free and open to the public, Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland 92 Bedford St., Portland, Wordsandimagesjournal.

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Comedy Friday 4/29 Ralphie May, 8 p.m., $29.50, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland,

Films Wednesday 4/27 “American: The Bill Hicks Story,” 7:30 p.m., $7/ $5 for Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

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Thursday 4/21 Club d’Elf, 9 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door/ $28 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

Friday 4/22 Caravan of Thieves, gypsy jazz, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $22 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Saturday 4/23 AL-Sayab, Arabic music, 7:309:30 p.m., free, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 4/28 Film Chowdah: The Second Annual Maine College Film Festival, 7 p.m., screening with awards ceremony, 9:30 p.m. encore screening, $5, Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland,

Milagres, Milkman’s Union, Husband & Wife, presented by HillyTown, 8 p.m., $10, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

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Monday 4/25

Dudefest 2011, 8 p.m. screening of “The Big Lebowski,” 10 p.m. live music from film by The Little Lebowski Under Achievers, $6/ $3 if wearing bathrobe, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,

Music Industry & Community Night, hosted by Portland Music Foundation, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI,

Galleries “The Orb and the Octopus,” by Amy Ray and John Jennison, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008, usm.

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Cake, 8 p.m., $35, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800-745-3000,

Thursday 4/28

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Giant Used Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, falmouth., 781-2351.

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“From Our Angle:” A Senior Photography Exhibit, by Yarmouth High School’s advanced photography students, 6:30-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through May 6, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

- Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 8466658,, 846-6658.

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“Celebrate with Song,” Wescustago Youth Chorale 13th annual spring concert, 7 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 student, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, FMI, Leigh, 846-0705.

Ameranouche Trio, Gypsy Jazz, 8 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts. org.

”A Bluegrass Mass,” concert by the Choral Art Society, 7:30 p.m., $15 advance/ $20 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at, 828-0043.

”Music and Muffins:” Carolyn Currie, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday Morning Music Series at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Nashville Songwriters Association, Portland chapter meeting, 7-9 p.m., The Cafe at 317 Main Street Music Center, Yarmouth, Bob McKillop, 272-2748.

Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art - Explorations in Sound and Music,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “Ten by Ten 10 Works by 10 Composers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, free and open to the public, donations at door accepted, presented by The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music, 389 Cousins St., Yarmouth, 8466658,, 846-6658.

Friday 4/29

Theater & Dance

Talib Kweli, rap/hip-hop, 8 p.m., $20-$40, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, Theoutnumbered, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, FMI, 8281310. Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011, April 29-30, “Sound Art

Maine Playwrights Festival, short plays presented by Acorn Productions, Thursdays-Saturdays, April 21-23; and Friday April 29, $8, all ages, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, complete schedule, tickets at, 854-0065.

”Adventures with Peter Pan,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 22-23, 7:30

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $5 student/ $25 family of 5; Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Tim Ryan, 415-6251. ”Halpern & Johnson,” presented by Portland Stage, March 29-April 24, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; $16.50-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465, “Killer Joe,”directed by Sean Mewshaw, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, April 22-23; April 29-30; ages 18+, $12-$10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, “Winnie the Pooh,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, April 20-May 1; 1 p.m. Wednesday, 4/20; 4 p.m. Thursday, 4/21; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. FridaySaturday 4/22-23; 4 p.m. Friday 4/29; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., SaturdaySunday, 4/30-5/1, $7-$8; Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

Friday 4/22 Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993,

Saturday 4/23 Vaudeville Never Died! vaudeville style variety show presented by Dark Follies, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $12-$10, tickets, 899-3993,

Ph.D., 7:30 p.m., $13-$10, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

One Longfellow Square hosts three-band night April 23

Mid Coast Books, Authors Saturday 4/23 Used Book and Music Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Three stand-out bands for $10 makes for a not-to-bemissed show on Friday, April 23, at One Longfellow Square in Portland. The triple bill, presented by HillyTown, features Milagres, pictured here, The Milkman’s Union and Husband & Wife. The show starts at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. Advance tickets are online at

Wednesday 4/27 Book Club Information Night, for people interested in forming a book group, led by librarian Linda Oliver, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.

Saturday 4/30 Wendy Ulmer, author of “A Campfire for Cowboy Billy,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. book signing, Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop, 190 Front St., Bath.

Films Friday 4/22 “Including Samuel,” documentary about kids with disabilities, discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib to follow, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.

Thursday 4/28 “Shelter in Place,” EcoCinema film series presented by Frontier Cafe and Harbor Works Gallery, 7 p.m., $10, Frontier Cafe, 14 Main St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 725-5222.


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Saturday 4/30

My Life and Work as a Post-Porn Ecosex Activist: Informal Show & Tell Evening with Annie Sprinkle,

Symposium: The Navy and Maine, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $60 museum member; $70 nonmember; $35


student, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath,, 443-1316.

Music Friday 4/22 Zemya and The Shavarsh Kef Ensemble, women’s a cappella group, and Middle Eastern music group, 7 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,, 725-5222.

Theater/Dance “Evening of Dance,” by Bowdoin students, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28, free, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, tickets required, available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.




AT PINELAND FARMS! LEARNING EVENTS THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 10 am – 2 pm Sheep-Shearing Demo. Come see our sheep

being shorn, and learn all about our wooly friends. $5pp. Meet at the Hill Farm. FMI, call the Education Department 926-3913.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2 – 3:30 pm Wool Felting. You can make all sorts of things with felted wool. Come learn the craft with us. $5pp. Meet at the Valley Farm Smokehouse. FMI, call the Education Department 926-3913.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 10 – 11:30 am Friday on the Farm. Explore the dairy and poultry barns, and learn all about Pineland’s wonderful farm animals. $5pp. Meet at the Valley Farm Smokehouse. FMI, call the Education Department 926-3913.

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Caravan of Thieves steals into Portland Comment on this story at:

By Scott Andrews Caravan of Thieves is motoring toward Portland, but there’s no need to call the police or double-latch the doors. Caravan of Thieves is a musical ensemble that specializes in gypsy jazz and other oldtime acoustic genres. The band released a new CD last year and a new one is currently in process. You can hear many of those tunes on Friday when they steal into One Longfellow Square. If you’re in the mood for more conventional jazz, check out the University of Southern Maine School of Music’s upcoming events. The school is offering back-toback jazz events on April 28 and 29. The first will be a small-scale performance in Gorham; the second will be a celebration of big bands in Portland.

and commonalities. “This unique evening of big band jazz promises to be exceptional concert,” Oberholtzer said. “I am very proud of the PJO and we look forward to performing. We will swing our way through the decades and the sounds of many of our country’s leading big bands. It will be great fun!” The Thursday concert is slated for Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. The Friday concert will be held at Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Center for Community Education, at 88 Bedford St. on the Portland campus. Call the music box office at 780-5555.

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Caravan of Thieves

Expect an element of freakishness to the show that’s coming to One Longfellow Square on Friday. Start with the name: Caravan of Thieves certainly suggests an ensemble that’s utterly out of the conventional box (if not downright illegal). Specializing in original tunes, with a smattering of covers, Caravan of Thieves is centered around a husband-wife duo of singer/songwriters who love to populate their lyrics with creepy creatures from earth and spooky visitors from beyond the boundaries of the physical universe. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni say they draw inspiration for their songs by walking through a graveyard that’s close to their home in Bridgeport, Conn. And their musical medium certainly harks back to long-dead artists, especially the “gypsy jazz” string stylings made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the Hot Club de France from about 80 years ago. Caravan of Thieves is normally a quartet: two guitars plus violin and bass. But they’re frequently joined by an accordionist. The Sangiovannis share the principal vocal duties. Last year’s CD, the group’s second, was titled “Mischief Night,” and another album is in the works. It’s definitely not overly standardized McMusic, avers Fuzz Sangiovanni, and plenty of others agree with his assessment. “If you’re weary of the heavily manufactured sounds and slick production values


Caravan of Thieves is a gypsy jazz quintet built around a husband-wife team of guitarists. The group plays One Longfellow Square in Portland on Friday.

that dominate mainstream music today, then Caravan of Thieves promises to at least provide a satisfying alternative,” wrote Naila Francis of the Philadelphia Intelligencer. “These songs are soaked in a melange of influences, that while obviously steeped in gypsy swing, bear elements of everything from chamber pop and 1920s hot jazz to vaudeville, folk and bluegrass.” Writing in the Portsmouth Herald, music critic Christopher Hislop said: “The tunes that Caravan of Thieves write are fun, full of imaginative imagery, and are unlike anything that’s out there in the music world nowadays. Steeped deeply in the traditions of gypsy jazz and call-and-response blues/folk tunes, with a smattering of punk edginess thrown in for good measure, this music demands action, and reaction. This isn’t just music that you hear, it’s music that you feel. Primary songwriters Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni are the curators of the stories that bring you to an era when performance art was really the only form of entertainment. The time before television sets and the Internet. A time when being social meant being a part of a thriving, living (in the flesh), and breathing community. This stuff is fun.” Catch Caravan of Thieves at One Longfellow Square (corner of State and Congress) in Portland at 8 p.m. Friday,

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Jazz at USM A more conventional brand of jazz will be featured at the University of Southern Maine School of Music next week, with back-to-back happenings on Thursday and Friday. On April 28 at 7:30 p.m. the USM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Chris Oberholtzer, and the Lab Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Sakash, offer an evening of modern and classical jazz with guest artist Mark Buselli. On April 29 the Spotlight Series presents an 8 p.m. jazz concert titled “East Meets West” by the Portland Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra, also directed by Oberholtzer, comprises some of the best jazz musicians in New England. I’ve attended several concerts over the years, and they put on a fine show. Oberholtzer points out that the development of big band jazz started with Swing Era luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie, and continues today with orchestras led by numerous influential composers including Maria Schneider and Gordon Goodwin. Distinctive eastern and western styles developed – principally associated with New York and California – and Friday’s Spotlight concert will illustrate their differences

The classical music world was shaken last weekend by the announcement that the Philadelphia Orchestra, long ranked among the national Big Five, was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Although the recession has claimed a number of smaller regional symphonies and opera companies, Philadelphia is by far the biggest victim to date. Although that sad fact doesn’t directly concern southern Maine music aficionados, it does underscore the importance of the precautionary cutbacks put into place in recent years by two of our region’s premier organizations: PORTopera and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Two years ago PORTopera cancelled its planned major production and substituted a single concert of operatic favorite arias. Although disappointing, the move saved a bundle of money and allowed PORTopera to regain its financial footing and continue through the longer term. I eagerly anticipate this summer’s production of “Daughter of the Regiment.” Two years ago the Portland Symphony cut back its programming by doubling up two of the Sunday concerts with the more popular Tuesday series, thus saving thousands in rehearsal costs. That arrangement will continue at least through the 2011-2012 season, which was recently announced. And at that announcement, maestro Robert Moody and Executive Director Lisa Dixon both emphatically stated that financial caution is going to be an abiding concept that guides the PSO into the indefinite future.

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

Greater Portland Benefits Friday 4/22 Good Friday Walk, 25th anniversary, for Habitat for Humanity, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Cumberland UCC, 282 Main St., Cumberland or First Parish UCC, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, optional 3, 5, 10, or 20-mile courses, FMI, 829-3793 or 846-9453,

Saturday 4/23 Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, fundraiser for Freeport High School Project Graduation, 5-7 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages 5-12, Masonic Lodge, Mallet Dr., Freeport. Benefit Concert, with The Modest Proposal, Where’s Robert?, and Midnite Haze, to benefit New Beginnings Teen Shelter, and Reindeer’s Alternative Music Program, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport,

Wednesday 4/27 Business After 5 Social, with online bidding available for Falmouth/Cumberland Community Chamber’s first online auction, for scholarship fund for Falmouth and Greely High School seniors, 5-7 p.m., Portland Chamber members free/ $15 non-members, OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, auction at, register by April 26 at, 772-2811.

Thursday 4/28 Paddlers Film Fest and Silent Auction, to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, 5 p.m. silent auction, with cash bar, 6:30 p.m. films begin,

Meetings Falmouth

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Wed. 4/27 6:30 p.m. Board of Directors

$12 advance tickets/ $15 door/ $10 students, Eastland Hotel, Portland, advance tickets, 761-8225.

Friday 4/29 Annual Auction of the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 6-10 p.m., with appetizers, desserts, silent, live auction, $45 advance/ $55 door, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, 828-1234, Happy Trails Big Bash & Silent Auction, to benefit Portland Trails, 5:30 p.m., $20 members/ $25 non-members, The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland,

Saturday 4/30 25 Cent Yard Sale, to benefit The Morrison Center, 8-11:30 a.m.,

Freeport HS

Morrison Center multi-purpose room, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, donations welcome, FMI, 883-6680. North Yarmouth Academy Charity Auction, to benefit financial aid and enrichment programs, 5-10 p.m., with live, silent auction, dinner, cash raffle, $30 advance/ $35 door, Travis Roy Arena, 497 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, bidding online through April 26 at, FMI, 846-2380, Benefit Yard Sale, Perennials and Bake Sale, Cumberland Community Nursery School annual fundraiser, 8 a.m.-noon, Mable I. Wilson School Gym, 353 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Benefit Yard Sale, Lunch and Bake Sale, proceeds go to church mis-




sion outreach, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St., Scarborough, 883-2814, “Guys and Molls,” 25th Annual Cheverus High School Auction, silent, live auctions, dinner, raffles and more, 6 p.m., $50, to benefit the Cheverus Scholarship Fund, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland,, 7746238. H.A.R.T. Bake and Craft Sale, fundraiser for Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, food, craft donations welcome, 829-4116. Project Linus Studio Sale, Quilt and Blanket Show, exhibition and celebration to benefit Project Linus Cumberland County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough, FMI, Melodie Provost, 284-5606. Salt River Benefit Folk Concert, donations benefit Peace Action Maine, 6:30–8 p.m., $15 suggested, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 80 Sherman St., Portland, Sally Breen, 892-8391. Spring Yard Clean-Up Fundraiser, to benefit South Portland High School Boys Lacrosse Teams, yardwork done April 30 by team members, $75 average yard, reserve space with Dennis, 650-0252.

Bulletin Board Thursday 4/21 Business After Hours, Portland Re-

gional Chamber, 5-7 p.m., open to public, free for members, $15 nonmembers, Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland, register,, 772-2811. Cumberland Historical Society Meeting, program on “old time games and amusements,” 7 p.m., 1853 Schoolhouse, 4A Blanchard Road, Cumberland, bring old family games to share if desired.

Friday 4/22 Document Shredding Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, open to public, hosted by Gorham Savings Bank Long Wharf branch, 172 Commercial St., Portland, 773-4027. Urban Earth Day Celebration, with organic food, demonstrations, seed give-aways, performances, art, music and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free activities for all ages, Monument Square, Portland, rain location: Portland Public Library, hosted by MENSK, Flintstonecar and the City of Portland.

Wednesday 4/27 Public Meeting on Congress Street Transportation, 12 p.m. guided walking tour of Longfellow Square corridor; 1 p.m. guided walking tour of Lincoln Park corridor; 4-7 p.m. public meeting, Institute for Contemporary Art, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland,

Saturday 4/30 National Drug Take-Back Initia-

tive, bring expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Yarmouth - Town Hall Community Room, Main Street, 846-3333; and Portland, ecomaine, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, all quantities welcome, no questions asked,

Wentworth Intermediate School Open Forum, 10 a.m., tour school, discussion, meet in school library, Wentworth School, Scarborough, Kelly Johnston, 730-4106.

Call for Volunteers

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, Events on Broadway, South Portland, sponsored by Thornton Heights Lions; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, 4/27, USM Portland, FMI, Carol Dembeck, 802-6586400, ext. 3228.

SARSSM Volunteers Needed, advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, 24-hour Crisis & Support Line, 40-hour training, 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 4-May 25, and two Saturdays, May 7 and May 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., send application by April 29, 1-800-3139900,

Friday 4/22

Long Creek Trail Clean-up, 1-3:30 p.m., meet at Sadhana Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, 772-6898,

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Saturday 4/23

Friday 4/22

Fort Preble Volunteer Work Day, hosted by Fort Preble Preservation Committee, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., wear appropriate clothing, bring hand tools, Fort Preble, SMCC, South Portland, FMI, Leslie Barteaux, 7415975, raindate April 30.

St. Mary’s Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., free, Church of St. Mary the Virgin Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

St. Pius X Parish, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Saturday 4/23 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-3773.

Earth Day Clean-up, hosted by South Portland Land Trust, 8:30 a.m. registration at Mill Creek Park, South Portland, 9-11:30 a.m. cleanup in South Portland, FMI, Jon Dore,

Saturday 4/30 Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adults / $3 children, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

Scarborough Beach and Marsh Clean-up, 9 a.m.-noon, multiple sites around Scarborough, refreshments provided, FMI, Linda Woodard,415-8331,

April Church Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under,

Roast Beef Dinner, $8 adults/$6 students/ $4 ages under 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Gardens & Outdoors Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Wednesday 4/27 Yarmouth Community Garden Spring Orientation, 7 p.m.,

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Saturday 4/30

“Valuing A Business,” presented by Portland SCORE, 6-9 p.m., $35, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Deering Center Spring Plant Swap, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Deering High School lawn, rain date May 1, hosted by BackYards for Everybody, admission by donation of plant, tool, or material, FMI,

Getting Smarter Thursday 4/21 Architalx Lecture Series, Anouk Vogel, landscape architect, the Netherlands, 6 p.m. lecture, $8 online/ $10 door, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, tickets, “Choosing Cohousing,” presentation by members of Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, 5:30-7 p.m., free, open to public, all ages,

Saturday 4/23 Family Finances Seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Monday 4/25 “The Crisis of Intellectual Property,” lecture by Adrian Johns, author of “Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates,” 5 p.m. reception at UNE Art Gallery, lecture to follow at WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland Campus, free, open to public, une. edu/cgh.

Tuesday 4/26

Business Basics: Funding Sources & Next Steps, 2-5 p.m., $35 with online registration, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Health Security for Working Americans: A Moral Imperative, lecture by Michael S. Dukakis, 4 p.m., free, open to public, Ludcke Auditorium, University of New England, Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, reception to follow at UNE Art Gallery,

Thursday 4/28

How Healthy Is Our Earth? A Case Study On the BP Oil Spill, lecture by John Spengler Ph.D., noon, free and open to the public, WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland Campus, hosted by UNE Center for Community and Public Health,

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Thursday 4/28

Long Term Food Storage: What and How to Store and Use, Beyond the Basics, Provident Living MiniClasses, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints chapel, U.S. Route 115 and Baston Road, North Yarmouth, Camille Soelberg, 370-1054.

Remembering Our Mothers: A Special Service of Remembrance, 6 p.m., free, open to public, registration required, Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, 7720929,

Saturday 4/30 “Maine and the Mast Trade:” Strategic Resources, Geopolitics, and the Clash of the Empires at the first annual gathering of Tate House Museum Mast Agent members, talk by Colin Woodard, 6:30 p.m., dinner, followed by lecture, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, reservations at Tate House Museum, 774-6177, or

Health & Support Friday 4/22 Earth Stations: A Planetary Way of the Cross, 4-5:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Deering Oaks Park Bandstand, Portland, rain or shine, FMI, Rev. Kitsy Winthrop, 773-7738.

Sunday 4/24 “Hospice the Musical:” A Workshop in Three Acts, led by Lenora Trussell, 1-2:30 p.m., Sundays, April, 24, May 1, May 8, attend one or all workshops, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, FMI, office@a2u2. org, 797-7659.

Monday 4/25 Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, guest speaker Dr. John Campbell, 7-9 p.m., free, open to public, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Darlene Field, 632-2605, Lois Knight, 829-6164. Separation, Divorce and the Very Young Child, 7-9 p.m. free workshop, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, Tender Living Care Program: A program of hope and healing for families affected by a serious illness, 8-week session in Portland, begins Monday, April 25, groups for ages 3-18, ages 19-30, adults with illness and adult caregivers, free, must register, Patricia Ellen, 775-5216, hosted by Center for Grieving Children,

Tuesday 4/26 Tai Chi, 6-week exercise series, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 26-June 2, free, open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 8460044.

”Strategies to Prevent or Overcome Cancer,” presented by Dr. Christine E. Maguire, 5:30 p.m., free, Women’s Wellness, 535 Ocean Ave., Portland, reservations, 5186040.

Saturday 4/30 Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for A Peaceful Heart, workshop with Robin Casarjian, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $75, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, presented by Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, ChIME,

Bears,” vintage marionette performance by the Children’s Puppet Workshop, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $8 adult/ $4 child, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Sunday 4/24 Easter Hunt, 10 a.m. for ages 3-11, free, open to public, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland,, 619-1509.

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Wednesday 4/27

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Student Art Show kick-off, Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave., Topsham, 6:30-8 p.m., 729-7323 ext. 1. Model Train Show, by the Great Falls Modern Railroad Club of Auburn and Lewiston, sale of refreshments to benefit Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., $4 adults, $2 children under 15, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, Paul Lodge, 966-3641, paullodge@

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St. Matthew Passion by First Parish Choir, Ray Cornils conductor, 3 p.m., free/donations accepted to benefit The Oasis Health Network, First Parish Church, UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 729-7331.

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Saturday 4/23

Yard Sale Collection for Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s “Grand and Glorious” yard sale to be held May 13-15, collections ongoing at the former Bookland, Cook’s Corner Mall, Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Millie Stewart, 373-6015.

AARP Senior Driving Class, hosted by South Portland TRIAD/ Cape Elizabeth TRIAD, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $12 AARP members/ $14 nonmembers, Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way, space limited, to register, Officer Robert Libby, 799-5511 or Officer Mark Dorval, 767-3323.

Kids and Family Stuff Thursday 4/21 Bill Regan and his Reptile Friends, 10:30 a.m., free, open to public, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary. com.

Friday 4/22 Earth Day Event at Falmouth Memorial Library, screening of “Wall-E,” 2 p.m., free and open to the public, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. ”Goldilocks and The Three Bears,” vintage marionette performance by the Children’s Puppet Workshop, 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $8 adult/ $4 child, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Saturday 4/23 “Celebrate India,” 2 p.m., with storytelling, dance, art, and more, free, Main Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, space limited, preregister, 767-7660. Early Hours Easter Egg Hunt, 9-10 a.m., per child/$7 nonmember /$8 member, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ”Goldilocks and The Three

Rabies Plus! Clinic, various services, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., all proceeds benefit the animals, The Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051,

”Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715,, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham. American Cancer Society Relay for Life is seeking volunteers and team participants for 2011, call Donna Muto, 373-3703, donna., or visit Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situa-

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Wednesday 4/27 Silent Auction and annual meeting of Merrymeeting Audubon, Herb Wilson, “Patterns of Spring Arrival Dates for Migratory Breeding Birds,” 6 p.m., buffet dinner, $20/person, reservations must be received by April 20, make check out to Merrymeeting Audubon, mail to Tulle Frazer, 271 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 725-8942, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, McKeen St., Brunswick.

Saturday 4/30 Barbershop Concert & Silent Auction, to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, 6 p.m. auction, 7 p.m. concert with The Nor-Easters, Inspirations, Maine-ly Harmony, Back Bay Four, $10/door, $8 in advance at Respite Care, 729-8571, children under 12 free, United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Coastal Youth 5K and Fun Run, “Go for Baroque ... out and Bach,” to benefit Coastal Youth Orchestra music programs, 9 a.m., $25/5K, $20/5K (18 and under), $10 Fun Run, information/registration form at, Nancy Roderick,, 729-5156.

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from page 1 Discussion of a rotary at Bucknam Road and possible on-street parking along Route 1 have both been discussed informally during recent Town Council meetings. “The whole process needs to be worked out with the DOT. We need to determine what is feasible,” Holtwijk said. The projects would be financed by the TIF, which is funded by business property taxes. Those funds can only be used to improve the Route 1 district. “The TIF money is put into a separate account,” Holtwijk said. “On an annual basis, the council determines which im-

provement projects it funds with that money.” Town officials will also have to consider whether underground infrastructure, such as sewer lines, should be updated. Once the DOT repaves the road, it cannot be disturbed or removed for at least three years. “We’ll use the rest of 2011 to draw up these plans,” Holtwijk said. “Conceivably, in 2012, we could start doing some of the work.” He said the town would soon be reaching out to businesses, residents and elected officials to determine what they

would like to see. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s an opportunity for the town to continue to make improvements to Route 1, which is a vital corridor for the whole area,” Holtwijk said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

Elementary from page 1 struggle, it can bring the entire school’s final scores down dramatically. In schools where the sample size is less than 20 students, the numbers do not count against them in determining if the

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school made AYP. “Those schools could be really failing that entire population and it doesn’t count,” Halligan said. “It’s not really fair.” Plummer-Motz is still above the state average of 26 percent of fourth-grade students with disabilities meeting the standards for reading and 29 percent for math. In Falmouth, 90 percent or more of all students at Plummer-Motz and at the middle school met or exceeded the standards in both math and reading. Halligan explained that each year the law requires more students meet or exceed the standards until 2014, when every student will be required to meet the standards or a school will be declared not meeting adequate yearly progress. The first year a school does not make AYP, there is no action by the state. However, if a school continues to fail to make AYP, the state can step in and require changes. The Special Education Department “is definitely looking at all kinds of ways to improve this,” Halligan said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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high school student with a grant to work on the garden over the summer and the Yarmouth Community Pantry will receive excess vegetables from the crops, Schreiber said. “The garden provides so much more than food for the salad bar,” she said. “We always need volunteers to help us with the garden and each year, with the help of many, watch it thrive.” To learn more about the district garden, volunteer or help with the hoop house, visit or email Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her of Twitter: @ amy_k_anderson.

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We are seeking Caregivers with personal care skills for all shifts. Experience counts and certifications PSS, PCA, CNA and others are welcome. Must be professional and compassionate. If you would like to become part of an award winning team. Contact 780-8624 LANDSCAPE/GARDENING COMPANY seeking hardworking, detail oriented employees who love plants and gardening. Full and part time positions involve travel to and work in gardens in Prout’s Neck, Yarmouth, and Sebago lakes region. Work includes installation, pruning, and maintenance of large perennial gardens. Should have horticultural education and/or demonstrate substantial experience. Knowledge of perennials and shrubs a must. Submit work history and resume to: A Touch of Green, P.O. Box 1262, Raymond, Maine 04071.

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Allen, Sterling from page 1 Brannigan said his grandfather worked into his 90s, packing seeds into small envelopes even as his eyesight started to go. “He was packing seeds six days before he died,” Brannigan said. “He had this big, booming voice. People used to come into the store, long-time customers, and he’d talk to them from behind the counter. He loved it. He had the best attitude.” The business is still a family affair. Brannigan’s wife, Beth, and mother, Shirley, do all the buying for the business, and his sister, Jennifer Herring, runs the seed-packing process. “We pack all our seeds by hand,” Brannigan said. “That helps us keep people working through the winter.” With a week off from school for spring vacation, Brannigan even has his two youngest sons helping out, stocking grass seed and arranging potted plants. “Business is unbelievably seasonal,” Brannigan said. “We do more than half our business in three months. I work about 65 hours a week this time of year.” But not on Sundays. Allen, Sterling & Lothrop has been and will always be closed on Sundays, he said. “We like to spend time with God and family, and we think our employees should be able to do the same,” Branni-



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gan said. “We’re only here by the grace of God anyway.” Allen, Sterling & Lothrop does approximately 70 percent of its business in wholesale seed packs and supplies for nurseries, hardware stores and landscape companies. The remaining 30 percent is retail. The dramatic increase in home vegetable gardening is helping business, Brannigan said, but not as much as the increase in small, local farms. The small farms often buy supplies from small, local businesses and, in response to demand, Allen, Sterling & Lothrop have a new line of organic seeds available for the first time this year. “In the past few years there’s been a huge boom in local farms and it’s very important to support them,” Brannigan said. “We should be paying for food what it costs to raise food. It shouldn’t be subsidized.” Allen, Sterling & Lothrop still sells about 40 varieties of the same seeds that were on the shelves in 1911. Popular and centennial items include Detroit Dark Red heirloom beets, Blue Lake beans, Danvers Half-Long Strain heirloom carrots and Straight 8 cucumbers. Brannigan said that even though it’s been a cold spring and Maine is two to

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Seed drawers line the back room at Allen, Sterling & Lothrop in Falmouth. The same drawers were used in the original store in Portland, which opened in 1911.

three weeks behind the historical planting schedule, those excited to get seeds in the ground can plant lettuce, spinach, kale, onions and broccoli, as well as other cold-hardy vegetables. He suggests waiting until after Memorial Day to plant the rest of the garden. He encourages people trying vegetable gardens for the first time to start slow and simple. “The No. 1 thing is soil. Make sure your soil is prepared, that it’s got plenty

of organic matter and the pH is where it should be,” Brannigan said. “If you start off small, you won’t get overwhelmed and discouraged.”

Brannigan said even though he spends his days surrounded by plants, seeds and flowers, he still manages to maintain a small vegetable garden at home. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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