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May 15, 2014

Vol. 28, No. 20

Falmouth council puts Wal-Mart plan on high-speed track

Brendan Twist / The Forecaster

Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., in Yarmouth, will have a new covered entranceway and vestibule when it reopens this fall.

Yarmouth library hits $1M fundraising goal By Brendan Twist YARMOUTH — Merrill Memorial Library this week announced it has reached its $1 million fundraising goal, as renovation of the 108-year-old building continues. The capital campaign funds, raised over the past year, will supplement a $1.5 million renovation bond approved by voters last June by a 3-to-1 margin. The renovation, designed by Barba & Wheelock Architecture of Portland and managed by Landry/French of Scarborough, spans the entire library and includes the creation of

a roughly 1,000-square-foot covered entryway, vestibule and gathering space. "It's a place for people to meet and talk," said Gro Flatebo, president of the library's board. "During story hour, I envision there'll be 10 strollers in there." The library's third floor, which has gone largely unaltered since being built in 1905, will look much the same as it did before, with bright oak flooring and period light fixtures. But the space will be brought up to code (no more knob and tube wiring) and

By Ben McCanna FALMOUTH — The Town Council quickly and unanimously approved a $31.7 million school budget Tuesday, setting the stage for a voter referendum on June 10. But little else came easy during a five-hour meeting marked by contentiousness, the absence of Chairwoman Teresa Pierce, and an abrupt ending at 11 p.m. with several items left on the agenda. The bulk of discussions centered around three separate, but proximal projects on Hat Trick Drive, two of which require zoning amendments that will bypass the town's typical site review process by the Planning Board because they present unique situations, according to Town Manager Nathan Poore. Casco Bay Hockey Association presented an update on its plans to construct an open-air, pavilion-style hockey rink near the site

of an existing, largely abandoned outdoor skating facility on townowned property at the northern end of Hat Trick Drive. The plan requires zoning amendments because the structure will not meet standards for buffer zones. The project received wide support during a public hearing. Regarding the southern end of Hat Trick Drive, a representative from Wal-Mart presented landscaping plans designed to mitigate the aesthetic impacts from a proposed outdoor garden center. The council approved, 4-2, WalMart's plan to operate the garden center – as the store has done for the past three years – even though the sales area is twice as large as relatively new zoning rules allow. In addition to the sales area, the retailer plans to construct an outdoor storage area for pallets, See page 37

FREEPORT — The local private practice of a pair of alternative doctors just got a little bit fringier. Be Well My Friend, the South Freeport Road family practice of Drs. Kevin Kenerson and Michael Dufresne, offers services ranging from pediatric care to acupuncture to medical marijuana certification. This month, the physicians will add farm shares as they seek to build a new kind of integrative health center.

"My goal has always been to empower patients to find health and take the best care of themselves," Kenerson said. "Oftentimes, patients say they can't afford to eat healthy, or they're just uneducated on cooking or nutrition in general. So our goal in starting this is to support our local farmers and our patients. Long-term, our goal is to have an actual farmers market in the Freeport office." See page 39

Freeport doctors push the alternative envelope Brendan Twist / The Forecaster\

Gro Flatebo, chairwoman of the Merrill Memorial Library board: “The library is becoming more of a community center. People come here to meet their friends. They’re looking forward to an updated building.”

much of it will be re-purposed for programming like poetry readings and book club meetSee page 33

METRO eyes growth north, south of Portland By Ben McCanna PORTLAND — Major changes could be on the horizon for area bus riders. At four recent meetings in Falmouth, Portland and Westbrook, staff members from the Greater

Portland Transit District offered updates on ongoing developments within the organization, including proposals to expand METRO service to three northern communities, consolidate with two southern communities, and improve the

rider experience through real-time arrival information and additional bus shelters. The informational meetings are a new approach, said Greg Jordan, METRO general manager. The events, which will be held at least

annually, are meant to solicit rider feedback and keep the public apprised of ongoing developments, he said. The biggest development is a potential expansion of bus service into Cumberland,

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Obituaries.................... 14 Opinion......................... 8 Out and About ............ 21 People & Business...... 19

Police Beat.................. 12 Real Estate.................. 39 School Notebook........ 20 Sports......................... 21

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Freeport and Yarmouth. The topic will hopefully be the subject of a joint town meeting later this month or in early June, Jordan said. The See page 32



May 15, 2014

Bailey restored

Falmouth couple revives former Portland antique business By Ben McCanna FALMOUTH — What's in a name? In the case of F.O. Bailey, it's "an impeccable reputation." That's according to Falmouth real estate broker David Jones, who, along with his wife of 30 years, Nancy McInnis-Jones, has purchased the F.O. Bailey name and added it to their existing, side-by-side businesses on U.S. Route 1. In Jones' case, his 3-year-old branch of the Maine Real Estate Network is now F.O. Bailey Real Estate. In McInnis-Jones' case, her 4-year-old Falmouth Antiques & Furniture store is now F.O. Bailey Antiquarians. Jones, who has been in the real estate business for 40 years, declined to say how much the couple paid for the name, but said it's well worth the investment. "It's a Maine tradition," he said. "F.O. Bailey has the same prominence as L.L. Bean. We're proud to be a part of it." The Joneses purchased the name from fellow Falmouth resident Joy Piscopo, who

operated F.O. Bailey Antiquarians on Middle Street in Portland from 1977 until about 10 years ago, then on Depot Road until the building was sold and razed to make way for commercial development. For the past several years, Piscopo has operated the business out of her home, she said. Now, however, she operates under her own name: Joy Piscopo Antiquarian Services. The F.O. Bailey name is synonymous with "integrity, expertise and experience," Piscopo said. She expects the new owners will live up to that standard. "I wouldn't have sold it to them if I didn't feel that they would carry the name into the future in a good way," she said. The Joneses are among four families who have held the name. The origins date back to 1819, when Henry Bailey opened a general merchandise store on Ing raham's Wharf in Portland, according to a 1943 newspaper advertisement. continued page 39

Ben McCanna / The Forecaster

David Jones and Nancy McInnis-Jones display new signs for their side-by-side businesses on U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. The couple of 30 years recently purchased the name F.O. Bailey, which they've added to their existing real estate and antiques businesses.

Freeport Active Living Plan gets opponents off the couch By Brendan Twist FREEPORT — The concept of active living is basically benign. Pretty much everyone, regardless of how active they are, can endorse running and biking and incorporating physical fitness into one's daily routine. Spending taxpayer money on active living infrastructure is a whole other question. Despite assurances from the Planning Board that the Active Living Plan drafted by the town's volunteer Active Living Task Force is merely a visionary document and not a mandate for spending, citizens expressed concerns last week about the potential adoption of the plan into Freeport's Comprehensive Plan. "While active living may be a lifestyle for some, it's not a lifestyle for all," resident Guy Petrucci said during a public

comment period at the Planning Board's May 7 meeting. "What can Freeport afford and what will the public have the will to pay?" The Active Living Task Force was formed in 2012 and charged with assessing the town's walking, biking and hiking infrastructure and developing a plan that supports the comprehensive plan while acknowledging resource constraints. After holding dozens of meetings and a pair of public forums, and hiring a consultant with funds appropriated by the Town Council, the task force delivered a draft of its plan to the council in February. It includes a variety of modest and major goals, from increasing bike signage to building a footbridge across Interstate 295. Now, the Planning Board has been

asked to review the plan and recommend to the council whether to adopt it into the town's Comprehensive Plan. That process includes several steps, including a public hearing of the Planning Board, set for June 10; review by the Town Council, which would have to schedule a public hearing of its own to move forward, and certification of the plan by the state. Many of the residents at last week's meeting voiced support for the plan, but there was an undercurrent of anxiety about the use of public funds. "I think there's many good things in the Active Living Plan, but ... I do have some concerns about costs down the road, particularly in light of the fact that we are going to be dealing with school (renovation) costs coming up," Roben Voigt said. Petrucci and others wondered whether the plan's vision of Freeport as a destination for active living is shared by residents. He questioned the stress an influx of active tourists could put on public lands, and noted that, even if some of the

plan's projects are funded through grants, the taxpayers could be left with the bill for maintenance and upgrades. "How active do the residents of Freeport need to be?" Lucy Lloyd, secretary of the Save Our Neighborhoods Coalition, said in an email the day before the meeting. "There are many families actively working to make a living and supporting the sc hools and community in which they live and play. To add costly projects to the agenda that will increase our town budget beyond what the residents can afford is not what this town needs." The plan's supporters cited its health and safety benefits, and noted that having it as part of the Comprehensive Plan would increase opportunities for grants to fund the projects. Town Planner Donna Larson called the document a 20-year plan. "It's a global movement and it's recognized that money spent on active living and lifestyle changes, on safety, it's money well spent," said Barney Baker, a member of the task force. "It reduces continued page 17


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Despite proposed cuts, Freeport taxes likely to rise By Brendan Twist

FREEPORT — The town's latest budget proposal shows a $52,000 reduction in spending, but cuts in revenue and state aid will lead to a property tax increase. Town Manager Peter Joseph and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben last week presented to the Town Council an $8.92 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The budget shows a municipal tax increase of 2.05 percent, or 7 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The town's current mil rate is $15.85 per $1,000. Regional School Unit 5's $15 million budget proposal, up 5 percent over the current year, would increase the tax rate an additional 53 cents per $1,000. Factor in another penny for Cumberland County taxes, and Freeport residents could be looking at a property tax increase of 61 cents per $1,000. For the owner of median-priced home valued at $221,500, that would mean a tax increase of roughly $135. The municipal budget does not include

the $2.5 million capital budget, which is funded by the town's reserve funds and was adopted on April 15. The town's cost of doing business is up $99,000, Yacoben said, while revenue sharing, down $35,000 this year, has been cut in half over the past six years. A reduction of $82,000 in assessments from regional trash company ecomaine helped the town reduce expenditures, despite some new costs. The budget includes, for example, $21,500 for the implementation of the statewide inter-library loan system Minerva at the Freeport Community Library. A couple of big-ticket items that were left out of the budget proposal remain on the table. The Fire and Rescue Department has proposed the addition of $155,000 in wages and benefits for two new full-time employees, which would add nearly 12 cents to the tax rate. And the Shellfish Commission has requested $90,000 for the creation of a shellfish coordinator position, which would add almost 7 cents to the tax rate.

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"I would consider both of these items optional add-ons," Joseph said. The current budget includes $6,500 in revenue for passport processing at the library, but that item has been removed from the 2015 proposal. Library staff have asked the town to cut the service because it eats up too much of their time, sometimes two hours for a single passport. No other town office appears poised to take over. Joseph acknowledged that some residents would be irked by the potential loss of passport processing in town. The clos-

est processing locations would become post offices in Brunswick and Portland. "This will be the hot-button issue of this budget cycle," Joseph said. The council will review the budget at its May 20 workshop, but won't hear public comments at that meeting. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for the June 3 Town Council meeting. The council's target adoption date is June 17. Brendan Twist can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @ brendantwist.

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Winner of Democratic primary for sheriff could be unopposed in November By David Harry PORTLAND — With no Republican, Green, independent, or write-in candidates on the June 10 ballot, the Democratic primary election for Cumberland County sheriff is shaping up as a winner-take-all affair matching two law enforcement veterans. An independent candidate could file to run by June 2. Incumbent Kevin Joyce, 51, of Standish, is seeking a second four-year term. He won his first term without opposition in 2010, and served as chief deputy for former Sheriff Mark Dion. Joyce is married, with stepchildren and two grandchildren.

"I've got a great agency with a lot of great employees and I feel I can take them to the next level with technology and enhanced service," Joyce said Monday. Cumberland Town Councilor Mark Edes, 55, a former Maine State Police sergeant stationed in Gray, is challenging Joyce. He was elected as a councilor in 2013, and said he will keep his seat if he becomes sheriff. Edes is married and has two children. Edes said he wanted to run to replace Dion (now a Democratic state representative running for re-election in House District 43) in 2010, but decided against it because he was not yet fully vested in his state police pension. He retired from

Falmouth woman indicted for Portland burglaries, more PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury this month handed up six indictments against a Falmouth woman accused of dozens of crimes in greater Portland and western Maine. Holly L. Doherty, 47, of Jensen Way, Falmouth, was arrested at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel in February for allegedly burglarizing vehicles. Evidence gathered in that arrest revealed Doherty was allegedly involved in dozens of crimes in Bethel, Newry, Portland, Westbrook, Woodstock and Yarmouth, including credit card theft and thousands of dollars in stolen property, the Sun Journal of Lewiston reported in February. According to the report, investigators uncovered thousands of dollars in stolen property after executing search warrants on Doherty's vehicle and her home.

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law enforcement in January. “I am looking forward to getting the house back in order. I love serving the public. I love going to people's houses and helping them solve their problems,” Edes said last week. On May 8, Teamsters Local No. 340, comprised of patrol deputies and detectives in the Sheriff's Office, endorsed Edes. Dave Hall, who presides over the local, praised Edes for a collaborative approach to law enforcement. "(We are) confident in Mike's ability to offer us a team-based approach that best serves the citizens while creating a cohesive work environment throughout the rank structure," Hall said. The endorsement did not trouble Joyce, who said the union was not speaking with its full voice at the announcement. "When you do the numbers, it is less than 50 percent," he said. "I run on me." The winner will administer a department of more than 250 employees, including 180 correction officers, 40 patrol personnel and other support staff. Working with a budget of more than $20 million (with $16.5 million for operations at the Cumberland County Jail), the sheriff oversees law enforcement in 14 county towns with a network of about 800 miles of roads.



The candidates agreed drug and mental health issues are the primary concern in law enforcement and corrections, with addictions leading to more thefts and burglaries, and the Cumberland County Jail seeing too many inmates too often because of the problems. “On any given day, 80 percent of the population has co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems,” Joyce said. Joyce said he is seeking a grant to increase treatment inside and outside the jail. “We do what we can to stabilize (prisoners), but it is a triage,” he said. Edes set the same goal as a way to reduce the rate of recidivism. "After 35 years of law enforcement, I can't remember not dealing with someone who didn't have a mental health and/or an addiction problem,” Edes said. "You need to deal with the in-house and the followup, and right now there is no followup in treatment.” He said he would also like to establish courts to deal with drug abusers and veterans who violate probation. continued page 5

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3 indicted on Falmouth felony charges

PORTLAND — Three York County men were indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for their alleged roles in a daytime burglary, car theft and assault on Merrill Road in Falmouth earlier this year. Paul Cleary-Gagnon, 29, of Alfred; Christopher Girard, 30, of Old Orchard Beach; and Jeffery C. Poirier, 33, of Saco were all indicted on felony burglary charges. Girard was in-

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dicted on additional charges of reckless conduct, unauthorized use of property and theft. Indictments are findings that enough evidence exists to prosecute, not findings of guilt. According to a police report, the men were caught allegedly burglarizing a home by its owner. Two of the men fled on foot and were arrested shortly afterward. Girard allegedly stole the homeowner's Lexus and struck the man as he fled the scene. He turned himself in to Biddeford police three days later.

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May 15, 2014 from previous page Joyce said he will continue the accreditation process for the jail and his department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, while improving jail communications and video systems. He would also like to equip each jail housing area, called "pods," with computers to allow correction officers easier access to inmate records.

them doing something more than looking at an 8-by-8 cell," he said. Both candidates said they support continued local control of the jail instead of oversight by the Maine Department of Corrections, as was suggested in February by former DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte.

Jail operations have twice been marred by inmates sneaking into cells for sexual trysts during Joyce's tenure. The most recent incident happened March 8, when Joyce said jail employees failed to follow revised procedures for checking and locking doors.

"The state prisons have a different structure," Joyce said. "We are the emergency rooms, we get (inmates) when they are in their worst situations."

Edes said Joyce's habit of blaming the problems on failed security have contributed to the department's morale problem. He said he wants to put more inmates to work during the day.

On the patrol end of the spectrum, Joyce said he wants to continue training deputies in forensic and homicide investigating techniques and can envision a day when his office handles homicide cases now investigated by the Maine

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Joyce, who has a master's degree in business from Husson University and was trained in executive development by the FBI in Quantico, Virginia, said he will continue to make changes in the Joyce and Edes department and its policies, even if not both said they are everyone likes them. "I am holding people accountable concerned about more incidents of for their actions, and anytime you hold crimes against the somebody accountable, you lose some elderly, whether in people," he said. person, by phone or Edes said his experience leading the by computer. union for state troopers and work on

He would also like to equip cruisers with a scanner that reads license plates, but said the expense might initially limit the technology to one unit.

Edes wants more community outreach, whether to help alert people about scamming techniques, or to reach young people at risk of substance abuse.

budgets in Cumberland will come into play when he is sheriff.

"I will take a look at the entire organization," he said. "There will be some reorganization, there will be reassignJoyce's career began 28 years ago as a ments, there will be more accountability reserve in the department. Edes began his for people in the leadership positions." career in 1979, and served in Cumberland Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or and also served in Scarborough before David Follow him on Twitter: @ DavidHarry8.

News briefs ‘Life in a Jar’ to be performed in Falmouth

Falmouth police probe campaign sign thefts

FALMOUTH — A troupe of teenagers actors from Kansas will be making their first appearances in Maine this weekend for two performances of “Life in a Jar.” The play tells the story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who rescued more than 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The play will be shown at 7 p.m Saturday, May 17, and noon Sunday, May 18, at Falmouth High School. The suggested donation is $10 per person. Doors open one hour before each showing. For more information, visit Students and volunteers at the REAL School on Mackworth Island are providing logistical support for the production.

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for Maine technology businesses. He also participated in the Blaine House Conference on Maine's Creative Economy, received a gubernatorial appointment to the Maine Jobs Council, and participated in a governor's trade mission to Canada. Kumiszcza is also vice president of the Cumberland-North Yarmouth Lions Club, for which he created a website. "I bring a unique set of ideas, having worked in both marketing and manufacturing in the public sector, the private sector, profit and nonprofit companies," he said. "So I've had a pretty diverse background, and have worked with a range of constituencies. And I've been successful with three different governors: an Independent, a Democrat and a Republican." Timmons, 71, Michael Timmons is married and has one daughter and one grandson. The former Windham resident now lives at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, where he has been president for six years. He spent 47 years in education, including time as a school principal, assistant superintendent, special education director and teacher. He retired two years ago. Timmons also served five years on the Windham Town Council, and was its chairman for one year. He additionally spent time on the town's Board of Assessment Review. Timmons has taken part in fundraisers for Camp Sunshine, the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, and was named Maine High School Principal of the Year in 1989, Honored Lions Person of the Year in 2006 and Maine Agricultural Person of

the Year in 2012. Maine has nearly 30 agricultural fairs, which "do make an impact on family life in many, many towns and communities," Timmons said. "... I think the issues that come up that affect the community itself are very, very important, and I have worked very closely with the administration of the town as we put together mass gatherings and run the Cumberland Fair, because the fire, police and rescue all come here and work for us during the week of the fair. "I have a great connect with the community, and I think serving in Augusta will give Cumberland another voice as well," he added. University system One of Kumiszcza's goals, he said, has been to create a stronger and more responsive University of Maine System, to make it a catalyst for growing the state's economy. "We need to teach the university system the three Rs," Kumiszcza said. But instead of reading, 'riting and 'rithmatic, he said "the university needs to be respectful of its students and faculty, (be) responsible with the dollars that it receives, and then (be) responsive to the economic needs of Maine businesses and entrepreneurs." Kumiszcza said he is a product of the university system. "In years past, when it had an engineering focus in Orono, it really focused on the engineering for the paper and pulp industry, and it really helped support that," he said. "Since then, it really seems to have lost focus on what the engineering is that's continued page 7

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on what I feel are best for the people of the state of Maine, that make sense," Timmons said. "And I'm going to work on those coalitions with those people who do that. And I'm going to set my 'R' and 'D' to one side, especially on those really critical issues." "I think a lot of (bridging the gap) is just bringing new ideas," Kumiszcza said. "It's ideas, not political ideology. That's really the focus of my campaign." With welfare, he said, the goal should be to get folks off of public assistance. "The rolls of welfare recipients are more than 50 percent people without a high school education," Kumiszcza said. "So, my plan is to say OK, let's add the folks to MaineCare, Medicaid, because everyone is claiming that they're able-bodied. But within a year of coming on the rolls ... those individuals have to achieve a minimum of a high school GED." One of the state's biggest goals should be making sure its residents have an adequate education, Kumiszcza said. One of Kumiszcza's goals when he ran two years ago was to try to pass legisla-

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adding that "no one was up there to really counter the university as far as what the business community needs." "We need stronger ideas in Augusta," Kumiszcza said. "And we need someone that can bridge the ideas over just the political ideology that's going on up there. We can't survive on 'yes' and 'no'; there's got to be a bridge in there." Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Zoning decision is a gut check for S. Portland City Council If the South Portland City Council were batting .500 as a baseball team, its performance would be outstanding. But .500 isn't good enough on a pair of proposed zoning revisions now before the Editor’s elected officials. Councilors endorsed the provisions last week, sending both of them to second and final votes on May 19. One change would tighten zoning regulations along part of Main Street and effectively prevent the former St. John the Evangelist Church from being torn down and replaced by a 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts with a drive-through. Councilors hit that one out of the park, with a unanimous Mo Mehlsak vote to maintain neighborhood peace and quiet. But they whiffed on the second proposal. By a 5-2 vote, with Councilors Tom Blake and Patti Smith opposed, they endorsed new Thornton Heights zoning that would allow the doughnut shop and drivethrough – and a building of up to six stories – on what is now green space along Westbrook Street near the corner of Main Street, within eye- and ear-shot of the city's only synagogue. For the record, I'm a member of the synagogue, Congregation Bet Ha'am. And I'm no fan of the developer, Cafua Management. The Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts franchisee doesn't talk to the press, seems to favor demolition of historic buildings (as The Forecaster's David Harry reported last December), and banned The Forecaster from its five South Portland, Portland and Scarborough shops after the company's pursuit of St. John's became front-page

local news. I'm also a resident of South Portland who wants to see the City Council show its priorities are in order, by approving the Main Street changes while sending the Thornton Heights proposal back to the drawing board. The decision is complicated, because some church neighbors believe St. John's will come tumbling down and be replaced by a Dunkin' Donuts if the city doesn't pave the way for Cafua to build instead on Westbrook Street, around the corner from the aging doughnut shop it operates in a leased building. But there's no reason for that fear. Councilors have said they are confident they can make the tighter Main Street rules retroactive to a point in time sufficient to block Cafua's plans for the church. And the city attorney, Sally Daggett, last week told them it's unlikely Cafua could successfully claim in court that it would be injured by a retroactive change, since it has nothing to lose: the company hasn't done anything but let St. John's continue to deteriorate. That leaves the Westbrook Street property, where a rush to pass the new Thornton Heights zoning will not only take a chunk out of the neighborhood, which will lose valuable green space, but will be a slap at Congregation Bet Ha'am, which offered to buy the property from the city 10 years ago and maintain the green space, but was turned down. Instead, the deed given to the synagogue when it bought the former Alice Sawyer School included a 10-year right of first refusal to buy the neighboring property. Because the synagogue option expires next year, the city believes it has what City Manager Jim Gailey last week called "an out" and "wiggle room": it can appease neighbors of the church, and keep Cafua happy, by offering the company the Westbrook Street property. Would that involve a short-term lease, followed by a sale – after the synagogue's option expires?

Just the terms "wiggle room" and "an out" should be enough to alert anyone that the city's strategy is less than benevolent. There is no denying the residents near St. John's don't deserve a 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts drive-through in their midst. But there should also be no denying the members of Congregation Bet Ha'am, who have invested millions of dollars in the Thornton Heights neighborhood and built a sunlight-drenched sanctuary acclaimed as one of the 50 most "stunning" in the world, should not be told to endure an intrusion of noise, light and trash – and possibly be asked to worship in the shadow of a six-story building – because the city values a doughnut shop's contribution to the economy more than it values the synagogue's contribution to quality of life. Councilors have said the city has "design standards" to ensure a Cafua project will be compatible with the neighborhood, and suggested the deed restrictions could include setbacks and buffers to protect the synagogue. But the "design standards" are vaguely written, and subject to interpretation by whoever happens to be on the Planning Board at any given time. They offer no long-term protection. And deed restrictions, while offering long-term protection, must still be negotiated with a potential buyer. And that buyer would be Cafua. A drive-through Dunkin' Donuts would be all but guaranteed on Westbrook Street. If the City Council really wants to protect the interest of residents near St. John's, as well as the members of Congregation Bet Ha'am, it will approve the Main Street zoning changes, and send the Thornton Heights proposal back for revisions that remove the Westbrook Street property from the new Thornton Heights zone. If that dunks Cafua's plans, so be it. At least the council, and the city, will be batting a thousand.

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I’m excited that Charlie McBrady has decided to run for the Falmouth Town Council. For me, there are five reasons he will make a difference for all of us in Falmouth. First, he’ll show up on time and be engaged in the work of the council. Second, he grew up in Falmouth and can offer the institutional memory that only comes with a lifetime of living here. Third, he has a successful and practical background in business, which will be critical in setting priorities and being cautious with our money. Fourth, he and Jen are good and active parents in our schools. And finally, and perhaps most important, he won’t come to the council with an agenda or partisan bent, but rather with an open and analytical mind. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Charlie on June 10. And besides, he’s a really nice guy. Tony Payne Falmouth

We write to urge you to vote for Vickie Bell for the School Administrative District 51 School Board. We have known Vickie for over 25 years. Raised by parents and a grandparent who were teachers, Vickie is passionate about public education. She has been an in-class volunteer since her oldest child started kindergarten and has been an active member and treasurer of the PTO. As a resident and taxpayer of Cumberland, she also understands the concerns of the budgetary process. And, Vickie is accustomed to hard work. She is a former lawyer, who will work tirelessly and collaboratively to best address all of the issues facing the school district. Vickie is smart, passionate, hardworking and dedicated. We hope you will join us in voting for Vickie Bell for School Board. Anne and Dennis O’Donovan Cumberland Center

I ask for your support for Vickie Bell as a candidate for the School Administrative District 51 School Board. Vickie lives in Cumberland and has two sons in grades 5 and 6. Vickie grew up in Aroostook County and graduated from Colby College and the University of Maine School of Law. Vickie began her career at Verrill & Dana and spent 17 years working for Hannaford in real estate development and human resources. In addition to her considerable professional experience, Vickie has been a devoted volunteer in SAD 51 for seven years. I had the pleasure of working with her during her time as treasurer for the Greely PTO. She is able to identify problems and offer solutions. She is a strong collaborator and feels passionate about public education. I know she will work hard to keep the high quality of education in our district while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Marnie Dean Cumberland


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Clean Elections candidate Cathy Breen will have my vote in the June 10 Democratic primary for the District 25 state Senate seat. I first heard Cathy speak at the Falmouth Democratic caucus and was impressed by her clear message and friendly manner. Cathy is committed to improving access to quality health care for all Mainers and protecting women’s reproductive freedom. During her six years on the Falmouth Town Council, Cathy supported high-quality education, which she will continue to do on behalf of all Maine’s students if she is elected to the state Senate. On Cathy’s recent visit to Chebeague Island, she connected well with those she met. Lobstermen, small business owners, Islanders tending their gardens and voters gathered to exchange ideas with Cathy, and were all impressed with her approachable style and intelligent ideas. Cathy Breen has my confidence. Please vote for her on June 10. Mary R. Holt Chebeague Island

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Iran Contra, Benghazi, and the media matter When will we ever learn? Show me a time in history where gun running by the United States government has resulted in a positive outcome. While I don’t doubt the Gipper’s heartfelt desire to eradicate communism back in the day, the Iran Contra affair was an utter disaster. Now we have Benghazi. Let’s review, shall we? According to a Brown University applied ethics and public policy course project called “Understanding the Iran Contra Affair,” the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a self-described Marxist-Leninist organization whose goal was to create a socialist state (current New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio was an ardent supporter, by the way) seized power through a revolution in 1979. When former President Jimmy Carter took office in 1977, he initially cut off all aid to the Nicaraguan government, citing human rights violations. However, in an about face two years later, he sent the Sandinistas close to $100 million in aid hoping this would turn that regime pro-U.S. It didn’t. Then the Regan administration, fearful of the potential spread of socialism throughout Latin America, backed the paramilitary Contras who sought to overthrow the Sandinistas. On the other side of the globe, a revolution was occurring in Iran, also in 1979. From the early 1950s up until that time, Iran was a United States ally in the Middle East under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (“the Shah”). However, after two years of violent rioting in ’78 and ’79 over the Shah’s close ties to the U.S. and his secularism, the Shah fled Iran. The Ayatollah Khomeini ‘s return was cheered after years in exile. Khomeini declared the country an Islamic state, severed all ties with the U.S., and proclaimed Israel illegitimate. Seven American hostages were then seized in Lebanon by an Iranian group, the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. In what apparently seemed like a good idea at the time, since the Iranians wanted American TOW missiles during the Iran-Iraq war, the Reagan administration decided that giving Iran these missiles, despite an arms embargo to that country, was the way to go to improve relations with Iran and to gain the hostages’ release. Lt. Col. Oliver North, who in 1985 was part of the National Security Council, then diverted the funds from the sale of those missiles to the Contras

in Nicaragua. So here we are, in 2014, and the Obama administration thinks it is a good idea to arm the rebels in Syria. But how to do it? Oh, I know. Run them through a lit tle-known CIA outpost in Benghazi, Libya, according to multiple sources, inThe Right cluding Damien McElroy last August in The Telegraph, and Jessica Donati, Ghaith Shennib and Firas Bosalum of Reuters last June. In March 2011, Reuters first reported that President Obama authorized a secret order allowing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces to force Moammar Gadhafi out of office in Libya. At Julie McDonald the time though, it was known, according to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., that those rebel forces had links to al-Qaida and had fought against U.S. forces in Iraq. We had no assurances that they would not pose a threat to the United States. In a February 2012 speech at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC., Andrew J. Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, described an unprecedented multi-million-dollar U.S. effort to secure anti-aircraft weapons in Libya after the fall of Gadhafi’s regime ($40 million, in fact, according to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton). He explained how U.S. experts were fully coordinating the collection efforts with the Libyan opposition. In November 2012, Middle Eastern security sources described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels in Syria that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Middle Eastern security officials further stated that after Gadhafi’s downfall, Stevens was heavily involved in the State Department effort to collect weapons from

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The University of Maine’s Faustian bargain, and other mistakes In the fall of 2012, after a self-imposed tuition freeze for the academic year starting that fall, the University of Maine System board of trustees and then-new Chancellor James Page responded to Gov. Paul LePage’s request for belt-tightening Policy by proposing a further two-year tuition freeze in exchange for flat funding from the Legislature. That took all the pressure off the governor. He kept university funding, scaled down as a result of the recession, to levels below what they were in 2008. It put all the pressure on the system to deal with increasing cost demands (particularly in high tech fields), long-deferred Orlando Delogu maintenance needs, and the inflationary pressures of the day, without the benefit of reasonable tuition increases that would make up some of the revenue loss. Bottom line: the board and chancellor painted themselves into a fiscal corner. The whole system is paying the price for this failure to think through the fiscal consequences of the political bargain struck with a governor who simply out-maneuvered them. As, or perhaps more, important is the continuing failure of the system to realize that we are spread too thin. In the name of outreach, student convenience, or public service we have created and maintained far too many individual universities (seven, some with multiple campuses) and college outreach centers (eight), plus an additional 31 course sites, a Cooperative Extension Service, a law school, and a centralized systems office – all to serve a population of only 1.3 million people.

It’s economically unsustainable. Many of these units are needed, unique, valuable, and indispensable, but not all. In the same way that organizations in the private sector with multiple outlets periodically re-evaluate and close less-utilized outlets, system leaders (all purporting to be hard-headed business people) need to screw up their courage and close some system facilities. There will be political push-back, but the obvious response of the chancellor and board must be, if the Legislature wants the current overly broad number of system units, it must pay the freight. Flat funding puts us in a hole in real (inflation-adjusted) dollars. The hole gets bigger when the state insists on tuition freezes. In short, the state’s disinvestment in higher education must end. This suggestion does not cut programs or faculty; that’s a separate issue we’ll get to. It would cut locations, our over-commitment to physical facilities, some of which are only a few miles apart. It may require some programs and faculty to relocate, but that’s doable once we’ve right-sized the system. A longer term reality that successive chancellors and boards have ignored is the geographic shift in population and economic activity in the state. Bangor remains important, and it will be for a long time to come. But it’s not the population center of the state, nor is it the economic hub it was even 50 years ago, when lumber and paper were still king and Portland was struggling in the wake of a post-World War II economic slowdown. Today, greater Portland (Cumberland and York counties) is the economic center of gravity of Maine’s economy and population growth. It will not go away. These areas are closer to Boston and other Northeast metropolitan areas. The economy is more diverse. This area needs a University of Southern Maine that reflects these realities, that feeds the growing economic engine and population that greater Portland represents.

Recent calls for reinventing USM as a "metropolitan university" (a label no one has yet fully defined) seem simply a way to maintain the historic status quo, or worse, to scale down USM. Given the population and economic shifts noted, these are both bad choices. Substantively, from the standpoint of undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty size, needed facilities, collaborative research activity, USM needs to become a co-equal with the University of Maine at Orono. There needs to be a significant reallocation of system dollars to USM. The campus at Orono, by virtue of its history, the sunk cost in buildings, existing programs and faculty, and the continuing vitality of Bangor, may well remain a flagship campus. But going forward, two strong university hubs (Orono and USM) are needed. All other parts of the system should feed into these hubs. Program duplication between these hubs and other parts of the system can be minimized (that’s what a chancellor’s office is for). As for cutting programs, I’d begin with top-heavy administrative personnel and salaries, and athletic departments. We don’t need to keep up with national norms in either of these areas. We need to keep our eye on what a university is all about: teaching and research; helping people learn how to think, write, and solve problems; turning out graduates in emerging fields. It’s not about recruiting high-priced campus presidents, deans, provosts, or financial experts (often from away); it’s also not about having a great (Division I or II) football, basketball, or hockey program. Cutting back personnel, salaries and programs in these areas is where this old law professor would begin. Orlando Delogu of Portland is emeritus professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and a longtime public policy consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies and officials. He can be reached at

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Joyce deserves Democratic nomination for sheriff

Hemphill deserves election to Falmouth council

I have never been more appalled in reading a letter until I saw the one regarding a candidate for Cumberland County sheriff. The letter spoke of Mike Edes running for sheriff with little to no management expertise, as he was a sergeant in the Maine State Police and has never managed hundreds of employees or anything close to a $17 million budget. I do know Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce. He rose up through the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office and manages the operation extremely well, and does make the tough decisions leaders have to make day in and day out. Kevin Joyce is a proven leader and a lifelong Democrat. His opponent has changed from Republican, to independent, and now to Democrat. Now he wants to change from supervisor to one of the top law enforcement leadership positions in the state. Let’s stick with our current sheriff, Kevin Joyce. Dennis Hersom Westbrook

Caleb Hemphill is running for Falmouth Town Council and deserves our support. Caleb has been a dedicated volunteer for many years working on the protection and management of Falmouth’s public conservation land. Among other things, he has helped protect wetlands, manage invasive species, build and maintain trails, and advocate for the acquisition and management of conservation land. His current positions as chairman of the town’s Land Management and Acquisitions Committee and vice president of the Falmouth Land Trust are a good indication of the respect he has earned. We are able to enjoy outdoor recreation and nature in places like River Point, Woods Road, and the east branch of the Piscataqua River because of the vision and hard work of people like Caleb. Because he is helping to make Falmouth an even better place to live, please join me in voting for Caleb Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council on June 10. Daniel Hildreth Falmouth


the town and graduate of Falmouth High School, I have seen the town develop over the years and still maintain the charm that made me want to raise my children in this wonderful community. I am very proud of our town, from the incredible school system our kids have benefited from to the natural resources that make our community uniquely special. If elected, I want to work hard to bring a thoughtful approach to growth while maintaining the core of what makes Falmouth a great place to live. If elected town councilor, I will bring a common sense and a respectful approach to all citizens and business in our community. I would appreciate your support and vote on June 10. Charlie McBrady Falmouth

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Absence from L.A. makes the heart grow colder I am halfway through my most recent stint of TV consulting (“Instant Mom,” Thursdays on Nick At Nite; tell your friends). The part I thought would be hard has been easy, and the part I thought would be easy has been hard. The big worry, being back in a writers’ room, has gone smoothly. Going back and forth between two places as different as Los Angeles and Portland, however, has been surprisingly disorienting. For instance, it was surprising to learn, as I have on this trip, that no matter how long you lived in big cities, if you’re away from them long enough, they can become intimidating again. Apparently, “long enough” is somewhere near the six-year mark. During the first assignment, last December, there was no transition period. From the first day, I was driving as if I had never left town, by which I mean speeding up or slowing down on the freeway to keep cars from changing into my lane if they didn’t have their turn signal on, or they weren’t leaving enough room, or I didn’t feel like it. (On a side note, like golf, driving in L.A. doesn’t build character, it reveals it.) Five months later, I really feel as though I am from away in L.A. I find myself driving the speed limit, letting cars in ahead of me on surface streets, using my turn signal even when I am in a turn lane – all the things that used to annoy me when people with out-of-state plates did them. I even slowed down at yellow lights a few times. Talk about out of touch with how people drive in L.A.: people looked at me like I was driving a tractor. It also took a couple of days to get up to speed in pedestrian traffic. On one of the first days, I met some

friends for dinner at the Sherman Oaks Galleria (think three Maine Malls stacked on top of each other). I had been there many times when we lived here and never gave a thought to the crowds. On that night, though, it felt like I had fallen into a fast moving river of people, and no matter The View which direction I went, I was swimming upstream. I was also intimidated by the crowd’s appearance and sense of style. I used to scoff at friends who said they hated L.A. because everyone looked taller, younger, thinner, prettier and better dressed than they were. Turns out they were right. When you’re surrounded by people who look like they’re on a break Mike Langworthy from shooting a workout video, and you feel like one of Frodo Baggins’ neighbors in The Shire, it’s embarrassing to ask for directions to The Cheesecake Factory. You expect somebody to say, “Take the next left and waddle until you’re out of breath. It’s just past that.” Changes in places I used to know well were also disorienting. They reminded me of how you can never step in the same river twice. I had coffee with a friend in a little shopping area near my old house. I thought I

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Hemphill for Falmouth Town Hemphill highly qualified for Falmouth council Council Please join me in voting for Caleb Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council. By trade, an expert woodworker who restores and preserves historic buildings, Caleb has a hands-on, thorough, and considerate attitude required for such work. He has brought these qualities to his years of volunteering on town committees, whether leading a group on a hiking outing, representing open space interests before different groups, or organizing trail maintenance work. A committed and diligent citizen, Caleb will to work to keep our town a wonderful to live and work. Vote for Caleb on June 10. Claudia King Falmouth

I have known Caleb Hemphill since our college-age kids were in grade school together, and I can attest to his excellent qualifications to be a Falmouth Town Councilor. His service to the town, especially the trails and natural spaces, is well documented. He is a careful thinker of great integrity and sound judgment, who will be a responsible steward of Falmouth’s excellent schools and natural beauty. Regarding business interests and infrastructure needs, he will be a fiscally responsible, pragmatic leader who considers diverse points of view without political bias. I strongly encourage a vote for Caleb on June 10. Richard Frost Falmouth

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really knew Montrose, as the area is called, a small strip of family-owned restaurants and small shops. It was one of my favorite places. I liked seeing pizza places that weren’t part of a chain, small jewelry stores and shoe repair places that had been there for decades and never redecorated. There was even an old-school foot doctor, the kind with a neon foot in the window. Now, it is slowly being homogenized into an upscale strip mall. The foot doctor is gone, replaced by a frozen yogurt shop with a trendy name. The childrens book store where we used to take our kids is a Starbucks now, especially galling because it shares a corner with a nearly identical Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Is our thirst for overpriced coffee-like beverages really that unquenchable? The Rocky Cola Cafe, a family diner with a vaguely '50s theme that was always busy, full of kids in soccer or baseball uniforms celebrating victory or soothing defeat with an Oreo milkshake, is gone, too, with paper over its windows. I suppose it is inevitable. It does not bother me in most ways; time marches on. Still, I would hate to see Portland go down that road. Portland has it all over Los Angeles, and most places, in the character department. I don’t want to see paper in the windows of, say, Becky’s, while it is turned into a wine bar or yet another microbrewery with a menu that reads like a master’s thesis on yeast. Nobody needs that. Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, now lives in Scarborough and is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at and follow him on Twitter: @mikelangworthy.

McBrady has experience Falmouth needs I am writing to encourage my fellow residents to elect Charlie McBrady to the Falmouth Town Council. Charlie’s real-life experiences will serve the citizens well. His business background in the construction industry along with his vast knowledge in the real estate world makes him the best choice in my eyes. As the town embarks on future construction projects with the library expansion and community center, who better to watch over the spending of taxpayers’ dollars than Charlie? We all know that Falmouth is the leader in the state for open space acquisitions and with Charlie at the negotiation table, you can rest assured, the citizens will be well represented. Lastly, as a lifelong resident, he’s the only candidate who knows Falmouth for what it was yesterday, what it is today and where it should be in the future. Join me on June 10 in voting for a true Falmouth Yachtsman. Willie Audet Jr. Falmouth

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McDonald column ‘mistakes stridency for substance’

I was delighted to hear that Charlie McBrady has decided to run for Town Council in Falmouth this June. I have known Charlie since he was a young kid growing up in town, and have always found him to be a thoughtful and personable individual. I have no doubt he will make an excellent town councilor. I am confident Charlie will represent the citizens of Falmouth with hard work and a proactive approach, while maintaining a fair and open mind to all the citizens of our town. I hope that you will join me in voting for Charlie McBrady in the June election. Fred Chase Falmouth

Julie McDonald’s The Right View is a poor addition to The Forecaster’s Opinion pages. Her latest column, about Common Core State Standards, is so empty that I don’t know what her view is, beyond opposition to CCSS. I enjoy reading reasoned arguments from all viewpoints, but this article just makes unsupported assertions, which is not the same as making an argument. Much of the column merely quotes another opponent’s assessment of CCSS. McDonald’s rant would not persuade an opponent and it should embarrass a supporter. The gratuitous swipe at Planned Parenthood is cheap and lazy. McDonald mistakes stridency for substance with such phrases as “food pellet treat,” “smoke and mirrors,” and “point to the shiny object.” She mentions the stress that standards put on young children, so great it would fill an entire newspaper. Well, she has newspaper space, how about citing some evidence? And who are the children who had previously been “excelling”? Again, no argument, just empty words. Her sloppiness is epitomized in the last sentence: “... the current destructive nature of the CCSS is yet to be realized.” If it hasn’t been realized, then it hasn’t come to pass and no harm has been done. The word she wants is “recognized.” If she doesn’t take her words seriously, why should anybody else? Laura Williams Falmouth

McBrady is the town councilor Falmouth needs I am writing in support of Charlie McBrady for Falmouth Town Council in the June election. I have known Charlie for many years and think he is exactly the type of person the town of Falmouth and the council need going forward. Charlie is a lifelong resident of the town, he knows where the town has been and understands how to thoughtfully address the future work of the council. I believe he will represent the citizens of the town respectfully and with a open mind and is an excellent candidate. Please join me in supporting Charlie McBrady. Brad Gilbert Falmouth

McBrady offers Falmouth a balanced perspective I would like to encourage my fellow Falmouth residents to vote for Charlie McBrady for Town Council on June 10. A lifelong resident of Falmouth, Charlie understands why Falmouth is a great community. When making decisions he would bring a balanced view of the past, present, and future of Falmouth. Charlie would bring honesty, integrity, intelligence and history to the council. He’s been a hard worker and a natural leader throughout his life’s adventures. Charlie will protect the quality of our schools, improve Falmouth’s business environment and reputation, and keep property taxes in check. I believe it is important to elect council members who will bring forward thinking with a healthy balance of the values and history of all the people in Falmouth. I hope you join me in voting for Charlie. Mark Zacharias Falmouth

North Yarmouth needs your participation On June 10 the people of North Yarmouth will be electing members of the Board of Selectmen and the town Budget Committee. There are two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. Selectman Mark Girard is running for re-election, but no one has stepped up to run for the other seat. Pam Ames is running for one of two seats on the Budget Committee, but again, no one submitted a petition to run for the other seat. Our community had a very well attended Town Meeting where strong, bright voices spoke up and were heard. These are the voices we need to be our selectmen and committee members. As a former selectmen, I can report a couple of experiences. One, it is not an overwhelming time commitment. Every other Tuesday evening, five individuals would gather at the town office with our town administrator and work for a couple of hours. I looked forward to the time we worked for the town. Second and more importantly, it was one small way to give back to the community that my family has lived in for 20 years. It may seem the work done by the board is

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inconsequential, but it really makes a difference. I encourage my neighbors and friends to step up and serve on our Board of Selectmen or Budget Committee, or any of the other committees of our town. We welcome you and we need you. Rep. Anne Graham North Yarmouth

Not a fan of Orestis’ record in Falmouth Incumbent Town Councilor Chris Orestis has overseen an increase in Falmouth property taxes of 9.3 percent in the last two years: government greed and a hardship on many in these tough economic times, especially the elderly, who happen to be his company’s target market. (A conflict of interest?) And although he likes to call himself “business friendly,” Orestis has actually hampered businesses in Falmouth, calling for TideSmart Global’s Steve Woods to pay a “big ‘ol fine” that would “hurt,” for sign lettering one inch shorter than it should have been. No wonder Falmouth hasn’t been able to get certified as “Business Friendly,” although our neighboring town Cumberland has. Is this really who we want to represent us and our town and be a steward of our hard-earned tax dollars for another three years? I am supporting fiscally responsible candidates Charlie McBrady and Erin Mancini. Susan Dench Falmouth

Orestis deserves cheers, votes in Falmouth I’d like to give a cheer out to Chris Orestis, councilor for re-election in Falmouth. Chris has done an exceptional job and helped out with the implementation of a new Falmouth Middle School cheerleading squad for the 2014 fall season. He also coached youth football and is very involved in other youth sports or any youth organization that requests his help. My experiences with Chris have been more than great and his history shows all you have to do is ask for his help and he’s there to do whatever he can. He’s a great advocate for the community and is a staple that should remain on the Town Council. Jill Noyes Falmouth


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Falmouth council needs McBrady’s qualities I have known Charlie McBrady for more than 20 years and have always admired his deep connection to his family, friends and community. As a lifelong Falmouth resident, Charlie understands the people of our town and what is important to us. Having raised three children here, all of whom attended Falmouth schools, he and his wife Jenny fully understand issues relevant to parents. His commitment to the community, including his current role as president of Morrison Developmental Center, solidifies my support of him. Shawn Gorman Falmouth

Mancini, McBrady for Falmouth Town Council I enthusiastically support Charlie McBrady and Erin Mancini as the next two members of the Falmouth Town Council. I have reviewed all four candidates’ qualifications and have concluded that both Charlie and Erin will bring a new, fresh, and balanced approach that is sorely needed on the council. Charlie and Erin have children in our outstanding school system and understand the need for fiscal responsibility in town government. Please join me in voting for Charlie and Erin on June 10. David Libby Falmouth

McBrady for Falmouth Town Council This is an endorsement for Charlie McBrady for the Falmouth Town Council. I feel that Charlie can add value to the board in many ways. He is well respected in the local business community. He has been educated in the Falmouth school system. Charlie is a lifelong resident of Falmouth; no other candidate can make that claim. To me that is very important because he has seen where Falmouth has been and he can help this community grow going forward. Charlie would be a huge asset to the town, and I hope voters support him on June 10. Paul Cooleen Falmouth Early deadline for election letters Our deadline is noon, Friday, May 23, for Letters to the Editor discussing issues or candidates in the June 10 elections. The deadline is earlier than usual because of the Memorial Day holiday. Letters by or about candidates are limited to 150 words, and will not be published after our print editions of May 28-30. Letters should be emailed to

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Unusual weather we're having, isn't it? Was there ever a more miserable winter in Maine than this past winter? Cold and snow are no problem for most natives, but the sleet, freezing rain, icy footing, treacherous driving, crusty snow, slippery sidewalks, slushy driveways, frost heaves, pot holes and generally inhospitable nature of the weather made for as lousy a winter as I can remember. And my guess is we’re in for more of the same in the coming years. Yes, we have always The Universal had warm spells and cold spells, years of heavy snows and open winters, but I believe the winter we just experienced may be a taste of foul weather to come. Scientists who study climate have been telling us for years that Maine’s lot in the climate change lottery will be increasing temperatures; increasing precipitation, especially in winter; hotter, drier summers; rising sea level; warmer coastal Edgar Allen Beem waters; more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and greater acidity in the water. Welcome to the new wetter, wilder Maine – not a good place to be a skier, a commercial fisherman or on foot. The consensus among climate scientists that human activity is contributing to climate change now stands at 97 percent, which means that Fox News can still find among the dissenting 3 percent a few fruitcake outliers to say climate change is just a lot of hot air (something Fox News knows a lot about), but the debate is over. In "Climate Change 2014," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states clearly and succinctly, “Human interference with the climate system is occurring. Climate change poses risks for human and natural systems.” End of discussion, end of story, maybe even end of human history. You don’t have to be a climate scientist to look at the increase in extreme weather and know that something’s up. After the storm surge of Superstorm Sandy inundated lower Manhattan and the New York City subway system, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said,


“What is clear is that the storms we’ve experienced in the last year or so around the country and around the world are much more severe than before. Whether that’s global warming or what, I don’t know, but we’ll have to address those issues.” Only a fool would refuse to address the issues raised by climate change. What North America can expect in the coming years, the IPCC report says, are hurricanes, flooding, intense rainfall, extreme heat events, coastal storms, deteriorating water resources and damage to transportation infrastructure. No problem, say the knuckle-dragging legion of climate change deniers. Not only do they deny that human activity is causing climate change, they see in the IPCC a giant United Nations One World Government Conspiracy to Seize Power and Private Property and a Scientific Cabal to Embezzle Tax Dollars. At this point, there’s really no point trying to reason with climate change deniers. They will drown in their own denial. That said, one of the worse offenses of Gov. Paul LePage’s hugely offensive administration has been to veto a plan to study how Maine might adapt to climate change. LePage, in fact, is actually a big fan of climate change. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming,” he told a transportation conference last year, “but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up. So maybe, instead of the being at the end of the pipeline, we’re now at the beginning of a new pipeline.” I find it hard to believe that 38 percent of Maine voters would vote for a man who would think such a thing, let alone say it out loud in public. Now that the snow has melted, the ground has thawed and the grass has greened, it’s tempting to forget all about the miseries of this past winter, just as it is tempting to forget all about what climate change may yet have in store for us. Maybe we will get lucky and just end up being a Mid-Atlantic state, slipping temperately southward into Virginia’s climate zone. Or, more likely, will we have to cope with increasing meteorological nastiness as the biosphere heats up and ill winds blow petrochemical pollution in from the south and west? Oh well, it’s probably too late to do anything about it anyway. Just recycle your empties, Gov’nor, and hope for the best. 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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5/6 at 10:48 p.m. Valerie Campbell, 33, of Upper Methodist Road, Cumberland, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of attaching false plates. 5/10 at 11:22 p.m. Eamon Costello, 20, of Tannery Lane, was issued a summons on Pemasong Lane by Officer Shawn Miles on a charge of possession of marijuana. Fire call 5/6 at 8:23 p.m. Brush fire on Lafayette Street. 5/7 at 3:08 p.m. Fire alarm on U.S. Route 1. 5/7 at 3:30 p.m. Elevator emergency on Vespa Lane. 5/8 at 1:24 p.m. Gasoline spill on West Elm Street. 5/9 at 2:28 p.m. Fire alarm on West Elm Street. 5/11 at 3:27 p.m. Single-engine fire on U.S. Route 1.

No criminal summonses were issued from May 2-9. The nurse is in 5/4 at 8:33 p.m. A nurse was trapped inside an elevator at Falmouth by the Sea for about 20 minutes until she was freed by the fire department, according to Falmouth Police Lt. John Kilbride.

Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 17 calls from May 5-11.

5/1 at 7:06 p.m. Sara Dymond, 35, of Bradley Street, Saco, was arrested by Officer Thomas Adams at U.S. Route 1 and Thomas Drive on an outstanding warrant from another agency.


Freeport Arrests

5/7 at 8:52 a.m. Leon J. Sutton, 32, of South Street, Biddeford, was arrested on Estuary Point by Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi on charges of failing to stop for an officer, operating while license suspended or revoked, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and speeding 15-to19 mph over the limit in a school zone. 5/7 at 4:33 p.m. Sharon B. Merrill, 71, of Harpswell Islands Road, Harpswell, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jason Barlett on charges of theft by unauthorized taking and violating conditions of release. 5/12 at 12:52 a.m. Matthew Whiting, 35, of Summer Street, Auburn, was arrested on River Road by Officer Matthew Swan on charges of operating under the influence, operating without a license, failure

Fire calls

5/3 at 10:57 a.m. Brush fire on Falmouth Road. 5/7 at 8:04 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Marston Street.


Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 20 calls from May 2-9.

Cumberland Arrests


No criminal summonses were reported from April 28 to May 5.

Fire calls

5/1 at 3:26 p.m. Permitted burn on Union Road. 5/3 at 10:02 p.m. Motor vehicle fire on Middle Road. 5/4 at 11:42 a.m. Fire alarm sounding on Tuttle Road. 5/7 at 9:10 a.m. Motor vehicle fire on Main Street.


Cumberland emergency medical services responded to 14 calls from May 1-7.

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with how or when the plan is funded. The Town Council has said little to date to suggest it would fund the plan, in part or whole, publicly. “I see this very much as a visionary document and not a budget line for the town,” board member Greg Savona said. “Just because it’s in this plan

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Florence Bennett Wile-Hodsdon, 91: Active volunteer, loved music YARMOUTH — Florence Bennett Wile-Hodsdon, 91, longtime resident of Yarmouth, died April 30 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. She was born June 7, 1922, in Yarmouth to George T. and Harriette Bennett Cleaves. She graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1939, attended Northeastern Business College, and began working for the Union Mutual Insurance Company in 1940. On Christmas day in 1941, she married Lester R. Wile. In 1943, she took maternity leave, returning to work in 1963. During those 20 years, she and her husband raised three children, she worked as a substitute teacher, an office assistant for two local doctors, and she was an

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Recognition By Giving Back The first annual Red Shoe Crawl on April 27 drew 100 participants to support the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. They donned their bright red shoes to help raise more than $13,000 to directly benefit the children and families the House serves.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments Cameron Vermette, of Topsham, will be an Alcoa Fellow for summer season at Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious illnesses in Carnation, Washington. Alcoa fellows work as counselors and camp leaders while helping to establish environmental and sustainability-infused learning opportunities for the camp going forward. This will be Vermette’s first season at Camp Korey. Mercy Hospital welcomed new director of business development, Tonya Houde. Houde’s expertise will assist Mercy in continuing to expand its fully integrated model and hub of services that extend from birth to elder care, as well as develop programs, services and processes addressing the needs and demands of community members. Topsham resident Tom Dupont, Patrick Rael, of Brunswick, and John Voorhees, of Bath, have been elected trustees of the Pejepscot Historical Society. Jennifer Kanwit, of Brunswick, is now a member of the board of directors of Hear ME Now. Kanwit previously held the position of public relations and development director at Hear ME Now and is currently an executive assistant at ghSMART, a management assessment firm. Shawn A. Babine joined Primary Residential Mortgage of Scarborough as a loan officer licensed in Maine and New Hampshire. Babine, of Scarborough has 20 years of lending and management experience and is a former Scarborough Town Councilor. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland promoted Alexa Plotkin as manager and Andrew Smith as procurement director of its Restore. Restore, at 649 Warren Ave., is a discount retail outlet selling donated new and gently used building materials, appliances and furniture at reduced prices. Family Ice Center of Falmouth announced Peter Wellin, a founding board member and president for 15 years, will step down from the full-time presidency because he will be spending more time in California. Godfrey Wood will now serve as board president. Wood is the husband of Forecaster publisher Karen Wood.

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Local teacher selected for exchange program Joshua Olins, of Falmouth Elementary School, was in San Francisco May 4-7 as a participant in the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development, hosted by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission. Olins was competitively selected from a national pool of more than 200 educators. The bi-nationally-funded program for U.S. teachers takes place in two parts – the May 4-7 joint conference, and a study tour to Japan from June 16 to July 1. Focused on the theme of ESD, the program aims to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen the relationship between Japan and the United States, as well as to raise awareness of ESD-oriented school programs and enhance ESD-related curricula in both countries.

History Bee qualifiers and regional champion North Yarmouth Academy eighth grade students Carson Becker, of Harpswell, Henry Farnham, of Falmouth, Anna Hoffman-Johnson, of Falmouth and Maria Kuhn, of Falmouth, competed April 15 in

Grade 9 high honors: Haley Boyden, Perrin Davidson, Jessica Gray, Olivia Greuel, Maxwell Heathco, Emily Latulippe, Regan Lynch, Lauren Moore, Willson Moore, Yacob Olins, Maya Pierce, Jordan Randall, Megan Seymour. Grade 9 honors: Olivia Alterio, Abigail Arruda, Rachel Balzer, Kelsey Barrett, Mina Breer, Noah Brown, Joseph Burke, Bailey Coffin, Kyle Dorsey, Connor Dostie, Maxwell Doughty, Tatum Erlandson, Mikaela Fleenor, Emily Francis, Kara Galletta, Simon Handelman, Bennett Hight, Thomas Kolle, Claudia Labbe, Austin Langley, Mackie Libsack, Isabelle McClelland, Alice Murphy, Cassondra Parker, Eric Pelletier, Isabel Peredy, John Pier, Laura Pierce, Ryan Rosado, Benjamin Sawyer, John Smail, Emmett Smith, Virginia Stephon, Sarah Sutherland, Olivia Watts, Min Wu. Grade 10 high honors: Caleigh Breton, Andrea Bryant, Brayden Chapman, Chase Coleman, Benjamin Cushman, Kasey Erlebach, Lily Johnston, Bailey Karnes, Morgan Karnes, Addie Monahan-Morang, Virginia Moore, Jemayla Nelsonwood, Kyle Rosado, Lucy Sandin, Madeleine Squibb, Brooklyn Washburn.

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Grade 10 honors: Kayla Belanger, Courtney Broderick, Lindsay Cartmell, Leah Harrison, Chloe Hight, Justen Levesque, Brittney Mann, Eleanor McKibben, Sakerian Morris, Zachary Owen, Alexandra Peacock, Tessa Peredy, Ethan Pierce, Deidre Sachs, Hannah Schnyder, Caiden Shea, James Wagoner, Jacob Winslow, Lucy Zachau. Grade 11 high honors: Caleb Abbott, Jill Baker, Ryder Bennell, Josef Biberstein, Lauren Carter, Lauren Cormier, Maggie Davis, Danielle Foster, Alana Franklin, Abigail Gray, Elizabeth Martin, Zach Merrill, Joseph Minieri, Hannah Morrissey, Katelyn O’Neil, Monica Pallin, Devin Robinson, Margo Ruby, Meredith Saunders, Taylor Schenker, Ashley Taylor, Sarah Watts, Chloe Whittaker, Samuel Wogan. Grade 11 honors: Shawn Anthony, Hannah Avant, Rebecca Bonney, Julia Bowen, Seth Breton, Julia Dearden, Ramsey Dodge, Blake Enrico, Alexis Erlandson, Pamela Ferreras, Alayna Frey, Virginia Fullagar, Callum Gould, Emily Harvey, Emily Johnson, Kaitlin Johnson, Molly Kennedy, Corey Kilton, Elizabeth Kolle, Peter LaMagna, Emily LeDoux, Erik Ly, Jordan Mason, Dehlia Mitchell-Gray, Robert Niles, Jasmine Olins, Brendan Qualls, Alyssa Richardson, Gavin Simmons, Julia Smith, Lilly Smith, Hunter Tompson, Hannah Williams, Charles Zachau. Grade 12 high honors: Alec Fisher, Fiona Harbert, Rachel Hollen, Travis Libsack, Elijah McCurdy, Cody McEnery, Nicholas Nelsonwood, Catherine Price, Michael Williams.

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Spring season hits midway point By Michael Hoffer (Ed. Note: For the complete Greely-Yarmouth baseball, Yarmouth-Brunswick boys’ lacrosse and Falmouth-Freeport girls’ lacrosse game stories, with photos and box scores, please see With nicer weather (finally) as a backdrop, the short spring season neared its midway point in recent days and action has heated up on the diamonds, fields, tracks and courts. Here’s a glimpse. Baseball Greely’s baseball team bounced back from its lone loss nicely by downing visiting Yarmouth (5-4) and after a highly-anticipated showdown at Falmouth was postponed Friday (it will be made up as part of a doubleheader May 23 at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach with 7 and 9 p.m. start times), the Rangers went wild at York Monday afternoon, setting records in a 25-2 five-inning victory to improve to 6-1 and second to Poland, to lone team to vanquish them, in the

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Greely sophomore Calvin Soule chases Yarmouth junior Caleb Pineo in a rundown during last week’s showdown won by the Rangers, 5-4.

Western Class B Heal Points standings. Against the Clippers, Will Bryant was dominant early, but faltered and the Rangers had to rally. Patrick O’Shea delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh. “I just wanted to get the bat

Super Six Polls By Michael Hoffer Here’s the latest version of our Super-Six polls for baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse The poll considers games played through Saturday, May 10, and was initially released on Twitter at Sunday afternoon. The poll includes our core coverage area (coastal Cumberland County from Cape Elizabeth to Freeport) and is based solely on my opinion. Boys’ lacrosse Baseball 1) Cape Elizabeth 1) Greely 2) South Portland 2) South Portland 3) Yarmouth 3) Falmouth 4) Falmouth 4) Cheverus 5) Scarborough 5) Portland 6) Greely 6) Scarborough Girls’ lacrosse Softball 1) Cheverus 1) Scarborough 2) Yarmouth 2) Cape Elizabeth 3) Waynflete 3) Falmouth 4) Scarborough 4) Greely 5) Cape Elizabeth 5) Cheverus 6) Freeport 6) South Portland

on the ball and make up for the last time when (I lined into an inning-ending double play),” said O’Shea. “I got my feet set and hit it pretty good. It felt good.” “It was a tough battle,” Bryant said. “We battled hard and got the win, but they’re a very good team. It’s a great rivalry.” “I thought it was great to have a close game and give these guys experience in a big game and let them work through the pressure,” added Greely coach Derek Soule. Against York, as the Rangers avenged last year’s playoff loss, O’Shea homered three times, including a grand slam, and drove in nine runs, tying a record for homers in a game and setting a new record for RBI in a contest (breaking Mark Curneil’s milestone, set in 1975). Two of those blasts came in the first inning, which tied another record. Michael McDevitt and Joe Saffian also hit grand slams, as the three bases full blasts in one game set a record, as did 13 first inning hits. A record was tied as well with 15 first inning runs. Greely hosted Cape Elizabeth

Wednesday, goes to Freeport Friday and plays at Fryeburg Monday of next week. Yarmouth wasn’t able to finish the job at Greely, but Jordan Brown had a strong effort on the mound. “Jordan has at times, been absolutely untouchable this spring,” Clippers coach Marc Halsted said. “He wasn’t perfect today, but he emptied the tank for us. He made big pitches in big spots. That’s Jordan Brown.” Yarmouth snapped a twogame slide and improved to 5-2 (and 10th in the Heals) Monday with a 14-3 five inning home win over Lake Region. Cody Cook had three hits and scored three times, Connor Lainey added a pair of hits and Luke Klenda earned the win on the mound. The Clippers were home with Poland Wednesday, go to Wells Friday and play host to Old Orchard Beach Monday of next week. Freeport was 2-5 and 12th at press time. Last Wednesday, the Falcons lost to visiting Cape Elizabeth (6-4), but Friday, they got in the win column for the first time, 5-3, at Poland. In

the victory, Peter Lamagna had three hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in two runs. Ben Humphrey also had two hits and two RBI. Caleb Rice earned the win. Monday, at Fryeburg, Freeport prevailed, 13-0. Nathaniel Cyr and Jack Davenport combined to throw a one-hitter and the offense was paced by three doubles and three RBI from Davenport and three hits and three RBI from Lamagna. Nike Difazio also had two hits, stole four bases and scored four times. The Falcons were home against Gray-New Gloucester Wednesday, host Greely Friday and welcome Kennebunk Monday of next week. In Western A, Falmouth suffered its first loss, 2-0, at GrayNew Gloucester last Wednesday (Connor Aube did have a pair of hits). After Friday’s home tilt versus Greely was postponed, the Yachtsmen fell to 4-2 Monday after a 7-5 loss at Kennebunk. Will D’Agostino homered and Aube and Connor MacDowell had multiple hits, but it wasn’t enough. Falmouth continued page 22

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from page 21 (ninth in the Heals) was at Lake Region Wednesday, welcomes Wells Thursday, hosts Kennebunk Saturday and plays at Wells Monday of next week. In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy keeps getting closer to its first win. Last week, the Panthers dropped competitive 12-6 home decisions to Traip and Waynflete. Haven Cutko had two hits in the loss to the Rangers. NYA (0-5 and 10th in the Heals) was at Traip Wednesday, goes to Old Orchard Beach Thursday and visits Waynflete Saturday.

Softball Falmouth’s softball team has blasted its way to the forefront. Last week, the Yachtsmen won at Gray-New Gloucester (7-1), then handed visiting Greely its first loss (11-7). Against the Rangers, Falmouth erupted for eight third inning runs and held on behind Amanda Carver’s relief pitching. Krysia Lesniak and Maddie Rouhana had multiple hits. Monday, the Yachtsmen improved to 6-1 and fourth in the Western A Heals after an 11-7 win at Kennebunk. Falmouth was at Lake Region Wednesday, welcomes Wells Thursday, hosts Kennebunk Saturday and plays at Wells Monday of

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next week. Prior to its first loss, Greely rallied past visiting Yarmouth, 5-4, scoring four times in the fifth, as Miranda Moore earned the win and Kayley Cimino and Elyse Dinan had multiple hits. Dinan had four hits, including a pair of triples, versus Falmouth in the setback. Monday, the Rangers improved to 7-1 and third in Western B with an 8-1 win at York. Moore homered, Lexi Faietta earned the win and Cimino and Moira Train had multiple hits. Greely hosted Cape Elizabeth in a pivotal showdown Wednesday and plays at Fryeburg Monday of next week. Yarmouth had won four of five heading into the week. The Clippers got a pair of hits from Melissa Levinson in a 5-4 loss at Greely, but bounced back to handle host Sacopee, 5-0. Mari Cooper threw a one-hit shutout and delivered two hits on offense. Eleanor O’Gorman and Monica Austin both drove in two runs. Monday, they couldn’t hold an early 4-0 lead and lost at home to Lake Region, 6-4, despite Cat Thompson’s three-run triple. Yarmouth (4-4 and ninth in Western B) was home with Poland Wednesday, goes to Wells Friday, then welcomes Sacopee Monday of next week Freeport fell to 1-6 and 14th after recent losses to visiting Cape Elizabeth (10-1), host Poland (12-0, in five innings) and at Fryeburg (9-3). Jess Perry had a double against the Capers. The Falcons were home against Gray-New Gloucester Wednesday, host Greely Friday and welcome Kennebunk Monday of next week. Boys’ lacrosse Falmouth’s boys’ lacrosse team finally got tested Saturday at Cheverus. After beating their first four foes by a

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Cumberland’s Marshall Fowler (right) and Jack Fowler, who compete with the Portland Youth Wrestling Sharks, both placed third at recent tournaments. Marshall Fowler, a fourth grader at North Yarmout Memorial School, was third at the state youth Pee Wee tournament at Noble High School in late March. Jack Fowler, a first grader at Mabel Wilson Elementary in Cumberland, was third at the New England Youth Pee Wee Wrestling Tournament at the Cumberland Count Civic Center in early April.

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May 15, 2014 from previous page to hold on, 12-10. Joe Dancoes and IV Stucker both had four goals against the Falcons and CJ Leighton had eight assists. Against the Stags, Stucker scored four goals and Tyler Jordan added three. Falmouth (5-0 and second in the latest Western B Heals) went to rival Cape Elizabeth, the defending Class B state champion, for a regional final rematch Tuesday night (see for game story), hosts four-time defending Class A champion Scarborough Saturday, then visits reigning Eastern B champion Yarmouth Tuesday of next week. Elsewhere in Western B, Greely improved to 4-1 and third in the standings after beating host York (13-3) and holding off visiting Thornton Academy (76). Mitch Mullin had four goals against the Wildcats and three more versus the Golden Trojans. Greely was at Kennebunk Tuesday, plays at Messalonskee Saturday and hosts Cape Elizabeth Tuesday of next week. In Eastern B, Yarmouth, the reigning regional champion, crushed visiting Lake Region, 21-1, last Wednesday, behind three goals from Bill Jacobs. Saturday’s game at Brunswick was rained out and moved to Monday, where the

Clippers held on for a thrilling 7-6 win. Max Watson had four goals, Bill Jacobs scored twice and goalie Connor Hoehle made 13 clutch saves. “Our team is tough,” said Watson. “We’re resilient. Even when things do break down and we’re playing a great team like Brunswick, we hang in there.” “It got scary at the end,” said Clippers defensive standout Thomas Lord, who had a team-high seven ground balls. “They hit some pipes, which helped us. We made some mental mistakes, but we kind of grinded it out and held on for dear life. Connor made some key saves. It was fun lacrosse.” “I’m proud of the guys,” said Pearl. “(Brunswick’s) a great team. A relentless team. They played all 48 minutes and some. They were inspired. They were on their homefield. Undefeated. They’re hungry to get back to the top, continued page 24


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from page 23 just like us. They really wanted it. They gave us everything we could handle.” After playing at NYA Tuesday, Yarmouth (4-1 and first in Eastern B) welcomes undefeated Western A power South Portland Friday and plays host to Falmouth Tuesday of next week. NYA suffered a 6-4 loss at Waynflete last Tuesday, then got its first win in five tries, 16-0, over visiting Wells. Wes Bright scored twice in the setback. In the victory, Jake Rasch had four goals and Colton Ackerman and Trevor Lachance both scored three times. The Panthers (10th in the Heals) were home against rival Yarmouth Tuesday, play at Gardiner Friday and welcome Kennebunk Wednesday of next week. Freeport has already surpassed last year’s win total. After falling at Kennebunk, 17-2, and at home to Falmouth, 17-4, the Falcons improved to 4-2 Saturday with a dramatic 8-7 double overtime win over Camden Hills in a game played at Bowdoin College. Sam Wogan scored three times against the Yachtsmen. Wogan had three more against the Windjammers and set up Perrin David-

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son for the winner. Freeport (fifth in Eastern B) was home against Waynflete Tuesday, plays at Gorham Saturday and welcomes York Tuesday of next week. Girls’ lacrosse Yarmouth’s girls’ lacrosse team remained red-hot, winners of four in a row and after a season-opening loss and sat first in Eastern Class B heading into a showdown and possible state championship game preview at Kennebunk Wednesday. Last Wednesday, the Clippers rolled at Gould Academy, 18-5, behind five goals from Grace O’Donnell and three apiece from Molly Maguire and Ellie Teare. Yarmouth remains on the road and goes to Cape Elizabeth Tuesday of next week. Freeport is second to Yarmouth in Eastern B after a rare win at Falmouth last week. The Falcons never trailed, got two goals apiece from Courtney Broderick, Meredith Broderick, Emily Johnson and Lizzy Martin and held on to prevail, 8-7, thanks in large part to 17 clutch saves from standout senior goalie Molly Lane. “It’s so exciting,” said Lane. “We needed to prove ourselves and this is a good team to prove ourselves against.” “We got fired up today,” Johnson said. “We did a good job of being patient. I think we did a good job of staying calm and playing smart.” “I never feel safe,” coach Karin Kurry added. “I knew how good they are. This is a big step.” The Falcons (4-1) went to Fryeburg Tuesday, host Gardiner Saturday and play at York Wednesday of next week. NYA is now 2-4 on the year (seventh in Eastern B) after splitting two games last week. The Panthers, lost, 18-11, at Kennebunk, despite Olivia Madore’s four goals, then won a crossover game at Mt. Ararat Saturday, 6-3, as Alex Wahlstrom scored three times and Mary Noyes added a pair of goals. NYA hosts McAuley Friday and welcomes Gould Tuesday of next week. Falmouth continues to take one step forward and one step back. Last week, the Yachtsmen, who were coming off a win at Waynflete, lost at home to Freeport, 8-7, despite two goals from Julia Spugnardi. “It was definitely a letdown,” Falmouth first-year coach Kait Johnson said. “We dug a hole early.” The Yachtsmen then got five goals from Sabrina Smithwick and a dozen saves from goalie Sarah Hutcheon in an 8-6 win at Thornton Academy Friday to even their record at 2-2 (good for fourth in the Western B Heals). After hosting Greely Wednesday, Falmouth welcomes Gorham Saturday and plays host to Kennebunk Tuesday of next week. Greely evened its record at 2-2 last Wednesday with a 10-9 overtime home win over York. Jocelyn Mitiguy had the winning goal and Krystyna Rybka made 15 saves. After going to Falmouth Wednesday, the Rangers (fifth in Western B) host Massabesic Friday and visit Gardiner Monday of next week. Outdoor track The track regular season continued last week with a lot of success by local runners, jumpers and throwers. Greely hosted Fryeburg, Poland and York. The girls came in second and the boys were fourth. Rangers girls’ event continued next page

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from previous page winners included Hannah Keisman in the 100 (13.77 seconds), Siana Emery in the racewalk (9 minutes, 21.12 seconds) and Jamie Keisman in the triple jump (30 feet, 1 inch). Yarmouth hosted NYA, Old Orchard Beach and Sacopee. In the boys’ meet, won by Sacopee, the Clippers were second and the Panthers came in third. Yarmouth got wins from Sam Gerken in the 800 (2:15.78) and the mile (4:54.37), Ben Decker in the two-mile (9:47.17) and Darren Shi in the shot put (45-9.5). NYA winners included Michael McIntosh in the 100 (11.73), Xander Bartone in the 200 (24.26) and the 400 relay team (46.61). In the girls’ competition, won by the Panthers with the Clippers third, NYA event winners included Hannah Austin in the mile (5:42.75), Lindsay Tufts in the 200 (32.54), Jillian Bjorn-Caron in the 300 hurdles (55.67), Muriel Adams in the discus (104-9), Sonia Lin in the long jump (14-7), Linnea Hull in the pole vault (7-0) and the 400 (58.42) and 3,200 (11:26.65) relay teams. Yarmouth got wins from Emma Egan in the 100 (13.55) and the high jump (5-0), Molly Walsh in the 100 hurdles (19.38), Marina Hernandez in the 400 (1:16.65) and the 1,600 relay (5:19.58). Falmouth hosted Gray-New Gloucester, Lake Region and Traip. The boys were first and got wins from Adam Gardner in the 110 hur-

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Kids First Center Gala/Auction, 6-10 p.m., Ocean Gateway, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, 761-2709, $75.

Saturday 5/17 McAuley’s 5k Run for Hope, proceeds benefit Jim and Maxine Pouravelis Scholarship Fund, 10 a.m., Catherine McAuley High School, Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-3802, pre-registration $15, day of race $20 at 8 a.m.

Sunday 5/18 Southern Maine Heart Walk, for American Heart Association research, education and advocacy, 8:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, AAA Northern New England parking lot, 68 Marginal Way, Portland, 523-3005, rain or shine.

Tuesday 5/20 Lucas Tree Special Olympics Golf Tournament, in support of 53 Maine Special Olympic athletes traveling to national competitions, 8 a.m. check in, Nonesuch River Golf Club, 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-0007. OTTO Pizza fundraiser for Lucky Pup Rescue, 8% of profits from 5-9 p.m., OTTO Pizza, 159 Cottage Road, South Portland, 671-6393.

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Stories on the Staircase, Mondays April 28-May 19 at 9 a.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, ages 3-5. Family Story Play Yoga, May 17 and 24, 11 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, registration required, 1-5 years old, free.

Saturday 5/17 The Eyeball Show, learn all about the human eye, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, free

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French Story Times, 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215, free, all ages.

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Sunday 5/18 Color Play: Warm and Cold, messy art projects, explore warm and cold colors, 2 p.m., Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, free with admission.

Outdoors Saturday 5/17 Skyline Farm Plow Day, farm-related demonstrations, pony rides, food, 10 a.m., 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.

Sunday 5/18 Spring Parade and Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., potluck, face painting, music, Eastern Promenade,

Casco Bay Walk, one mile, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf’s Neck Road, Freeport, 8654465, meet at circle of benches at second parking lot, free with park admission.

Talks & Workshops iPad Q&A, May 17 and June 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, no registration required. Basic Computer Training workshops, May 20, 4:15 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, free, registration required. Basic Computer Training II, May 13 and 27, 3-4:15 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700, free, registration required.

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Connected Catholics Book Club, discussing “Unbroken,” 6:15 p.m., 20 Inverness Road, Falmouth, 8786459.

Alzheimer’s Let’s Talk Series, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 6322605.


Miao Fa Buddhist Temple, opening ceremony, 10 a.m. - noon, 433 US Route 1, Suite H 14 & 15 , York, Maine. The event will be led by Buddhist Master, the Venerable Benkong Shi, of Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple in NYC, Chinatown. He has been accepted at Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple to concentrate on Buddhist studies and teach English and translation skills to the Chinese Buddhist community in Chinatown, NYC.

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Saturday 5/24 Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 7991413.

Dining Out Saturday 5/17 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 7991413, $8, $17 family. Smothered Beef Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, Freeport, 865-3536, $8 adults, $4 children.

Friday 5/23 Public Chowder Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland, 797-2487.

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Concerts with many strings attached By Scott Andrews Three string ensembles in two vastly different genres are the top items on this weekend’s A&E bill of fare. Let’s start with the DaPonte String Quartet, a topnotch classical ensemble based in the Midcoast region that will be playing a program of music from Vienna in four different towns, including Portland on Saturday and Topsham on Sunday. Two old-time string ensembles have been booked for Saturday evening at One Longfellow Square in Portland. First on stage is a trio headed by nationally known mandolinist Joe Walsh. They’re followed by a duo headed by fiddler Lauren Rioux. The Portland Rossini Club, by far Maine’s oldest musical ensemble, has scheduled its May concert for this Sunday. DaPonte String Quartet In the world of classical music, Vienna, Austria, is the undisputed capital, home to generations of the greatest composers in history. That’s the inspiration for the final concerts of the 2013-2014 season by the DaPonte String Quartet. A trio of major works by three famous composers who lived in the city will be featured in a quartet of concerts Thursday through Sunday in four different venues. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Spring Quartet” is the first of the so-called “Haydn Quartets.” They were written in

Lauren Rioux is a country fiddler, who was born in Maine and has played all over the U.S. She’ll be one of five string musicians on a double bill at One Longfellow Square in Portland this Saturday, May 17.

Vienna in honor of Franz Joseph Haydn, another famous Viennese composer and the creative genius who is widely considered the father of the genre. Haydn was deeply impressed by the younger composer’s work and famously stated so in a letter. German-born Felix Mendelssohn was

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greatly influenced by another German composer closely associated with Vienna: Ludwig van Beethoven. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor was written when he was only 18 but already an experienced composer of chamber music. While remaining a richly romantic work, it clearly reflects his fascination with Beethoven’s late quartets. The program finale is by Beethoven himself. He wrote the String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major during his middle period, while living in Vienna. Nicknamed “The Harp,” it is a lavish and sensuous work that approaches perfection. The nickname derives from an elegant and impressionistic pizzicato section that creates a sound like the plucking of a harp. The DaPonte String Quartet was formed in Philadelphia in the early 1990s, and moved to Maine in 1992 on a rural arts grant from Chamber Music America and the National Endowment for the Arts. They perform over 40 concerts a year from Presque Isle to Ogunquit. Performances of “Vienna, Vienna” are on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston; May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta; May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, and May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham. Call 529-4555. One Longfellow Square American roots and bluegrass are the twin inspirations behind a wonderful string music double bill that’s slated for Saturday in Portland. Five musicians are featured, grouped in two ensembles, with each headed by a Mainer with a national reputation. First up will be a trio comprising mandolinist Joe Walsh, fiddler Brittany Haas and guitarist Owen Marshall. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste and has two solo CDs to his credit and he currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Walsh has played all over the world in all sorts of ensembles, but is best known as the mandolin wiz

in the Gibson Brothers band and for his work with the pop/grass group Joy Kills Sorrow. California-born Haas began touring with the Republic of Strings at the age of 14. Other band credits include Crooked Still, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Waybacks. Marshall boasts wide experience in various forms of roots music and is perhaps best known as the guitarist with The Press Gang, a traditional Irish band. Although they haven’t named their group, these three musicians often play together. I like the energy and enthusiasm that they bring to their joint concerts. One of their recordings is playing as I write this. Their music is infectious. Saturday’s other un-named group is headed by Lauren Rioux, a young lady who fiddles from the heart with soul and joy, artfully exploring themes of both heartache and hope. Rooted in the oldtime tradition, and drawing inspiration from a wide swath of musicians, Rioux’s music is at once timeless and fresh. She is a native Mainer who has wide experience on the national music scene. Rioux is noted for a warm tone, elegantly expressive phrasing and playful style. “All the Brighter,” her debut CD, presents a beautiful collection of melodies that embrace and celebrate the richness of life. Joining Rioux onstage will be Lincoln Meyers, an award-winning guitarist who has been playing professionally for 30 years, 18 of them on in New England. Catch a wonderful evening of Americana and bluegrass May 17 at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland. Call 761-1757. Portland Rossini Club Of all the ensembles and organizations that contribute to the vitality and richness of the Maine music scene, none can match the Portland Rossini Club. Now in it’s 143rd season (not a misprint) the club has provided a venue for many generations of top-notch amateur musicians who play solely for the love of making music. Many are professional music teachers, and all performing members of the club must first pass an audition before appearing before the public. Originally founded as an all-women organization in the decade following the Civil War, the Portland Rossini Club is also unmatched in terms of the number and frequency of its performances. Club members – men have been admitted since the 1900s – give a series of eight monthly concerts from autumn into spring, always on Sunday afternoons. I’ve attended a number of these in recent years, and can give an enthusiastic thumbs-up. On May 18, the Portland Rossini Club will present the seventh concert in its 2013-2014 season. The thematic focus is the Belle Epoque of Paris (1871-1914), a period that approximately corresponds with the club’s first five decades. Two works from that period are featured: Cesar Franck’s Chorale in A Minor and Camille Saint-Saens’ “A Carnival of the Animals.” Catch the Portland Rossini Club on May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St. in Portland. Call 797-8318.

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Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 5/16 “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” book signing with David Sibley, 5-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 8653307. Charlotte Bacon, author talk, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.

Sunday 5/18 The Maine Comics Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore St., Portland, 780-1676, $5.

Wednesday 5/21 “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” book talk and signing, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307. “Blue Plate Special” author talk with Kate Christensen, 6 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 871-1700.

Film Sunday 5/18 “Symphony of the Soil,” from the Farm-to-Table series at PMA, 2-5 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St., Portland, 775-6148, $10, free for members. “Shoot the Pier: A True Maine Surf Story,” 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, $10, $8 for members.

Galleries Wednesday 5/14 Chris Beneman: The High Line Series, reception, 5-7 p.m., Art House Picture Frames, 61 Pleasant St., Portland, 221-3443, runs through June 30.

Museums Ongoing Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, Images of the Longfellow Garden, current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 3299854, The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7-plus, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum. com. Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., first Fridays, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib. Skyline Farm Carriage and Sleigh Museum, by appointment, free/ donations accepted, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,, 829-9203 . Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland,, 799-6337. Victoria Mansion Museum tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 450-

2509. General admission is $15 per person. Senior, AAA, group and family discounts available. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.5 p.m. Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, Life Along the Royal River, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music Women in Harmony, May 17 at 7 p.m. and May 18 at 4 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 522-5490, $12 advance, $15 at door.

Saturday 5/17 Sheila Raye Charles, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland, 773-3123.

Sunday 5/18 Classic Album Series, Neil Young’s “Harvest,” 5-8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $5. Portland Rossini Club, public concert series, 3-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318, $10, $5 seniors, free for students, reception follows.

Wednesday 5/21 Lena Jonsson, Brittany Haas, Courtney Hartman, Swedish Fiddle, 7:30 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, 774-4111.

Thursday 5/22 Ronda Dale & Rob Babson, 8-11 p.m., Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St., Portland, 772-5483, free.

Saturday 5/24 Steel Panther, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, 772-8274, $30.

Theater & Dance “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” May 16-June 1, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, times vary, $15-$20.

Mid Coast Galleries Birds! through May 31, daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday, work created in clay, fiber, wood and recycled materials

Spring, At Last, an exhibition being held at Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, will feature Maine artist Jillian Herrigel along with many others. Herrigal says that her English background has influenced her “connection to the villages of Maine and choice of subject matter, which often includes buildings and their surroundings.” “Cozy Harbor,” pictured here, can be viewed at the exhibit’s opening reception, May 23, 5-7 p.m.; the exhibit runs through June 27. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 442-0300.

portraying bird forms and related elements, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499., 725-8820.

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Ongoing Sarah Greenier Gallery, Maine, marine and coastal paintings, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936. Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717, VSA Arts of Maine, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016, Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, spindle-

Museums Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275. Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, arctic-museum.

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Saturday 5/17 The Steve Grover Quintet, 8 p.m., The Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222, $10 advance, $12 at door. Merrymeeting Singers Celebrate Spring, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515, $10 advance, $12 at door, proceeds benefit rebuilding effort. Theater

Wednesday 5/21 “Maine at Work” 30 minute humorous performance, 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

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from page 25 dles (19.82), Scott Lambert in the mile (4:48.38) and two-mile (10:58.61), Andy Clement in the 200 (24.02) and 300 hurdles (42.96), Tony St. Angelo in the high jump (5-8) and long jump (19-8.5), Aaron Thomas in the pole vault (9-6), Matt Edmonds in the shot put (40-5), Nick Burton in the triple jump (38-9) and the 400 (46.27), 1,600 (3:46.49) and 3,200 (9:32.35) relays. The girls also came in first and got first-place performances from Adelaide Cooke in the discus (96-8), Mira Wyman in the 400 (1:03.81), Madeline Roberts in the mile (5:29.59) and

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and lobster fisherman. She served as chairwoman of the Cumberland Town Council in the 1980s. Today, in addition to plumbing, she runs the website, posting daily news about life on the island. Johnson hopes to bring adult education courses to the Chebeague Island School, which serves pre-K through fifth-grade


air conditioning systems, and restored windows. The first floor will have new a tutoring area, and the second story will feature a quiet reading room named for the late Joan Wilbur Goddard, a town resident and library trustee who died in 2012. Construction is expected to be completed by late October, Flatebo said, and then it should take about a month to move

the collection back inside. The library in March moved to a temporary space at 65 Forest Falls Drive, but many of the its 45,000 volumes are in storage. The capital campaign's lead gift, a combined $200,000, came from Leon Gorman, chairman emeritus of the board of L.L. Bean, and his wife, Lisa, as well as Leon's daughter, Jennifer Wilson, and her husband, Bennett, Flatebo said. The library will continue to raise funds

for interior and garden furniture and special projects, Flatebo said. "Merrill Memorial Library is a signature building in Yarmouth and a source of community pride," Flatebo said. "Bringing this building up to date will allow us to adapt to how people want to use libraries in the coming decades."

two-mile (12:03.30), Kaleigh Wimert in the racewalk (8:48.76) and the 1,600 (4:34.47) and 3,200 (11:26.45) relays. Freeport joined Kennebunk, Waynflete and Wells at Cape Elizabeth. The boys finished fourth and got a win from Luke Spaulding in the racewalk (8:34.19). The girls came in fourth and got victories from Lucy Zachau in the racewalk (9:49.92), Bethanie Knighton in the 400 (1:02.97) and the 1,600 relay team (4:26.99). Tennis Falmouth’s girls’ tennis squad was nearing a milestone at press time. The six-time defending Class B state champions hosted Cape Elizabeth in Breast

Cancer Awareness match and if victorious would have won 100 consecutive match victories (the last loss came May 2, 2008, a 3-2 home setback to Waynflete). The Yachtsmen improved to 6-0 on the 2014 season with recent wins 5-0 wins over Freeport, Lake Region and Greely. Falmouth (which will play in Class A in the upcoming postseason due to higher enrollment numbers) was first in the Western A Heals at press time. Elsewhere, Greely sits atop Western B with a 7-1 mark following Monday’s 4-1 home win over Yarmouth. The Clippers fell to 3-4 and ninth. Freeport was seventh at 2-5 after a 5-0 home loss to Cape Elizabeth Monday. In Western C,

NYA was fourth at 5-2 after Monday’s 5-0 win at Kennebunk. On the boys’ side, Falmouth was first in Western A with a 6-0 mark heading into Tuesday’s match at defending Class B champion Cape Elizabeth. In Western B, Yarmouth has won four in a row and improved to 4-1 and third in the standings after Monday’s 3-2 home win over Greely, which fell to 2-5 and eighth. Freeport sat sixth at 2-4 at press time after a 4-1 loss at Cape Elizabeth Monday. In Western C, NYA was 10th at 3-3 after ending a three-match skid Monday with a 3-2 win over Kennebunk.

students. She said she also hopes to increase the school's volunteer base and extracurricular activities for students. Johnson said the transition, begun in 2011, of the island's middle and high school students from Maine School Administrative District 51 to the Yarmouth School Department has been "very successful," and will be complete within three years. "I just want to continue on the same track, having the best elementary school in the state of Maine," Johnson said.

Polls will be open Tuesday, June 10, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Chebeague Island Hall and Community Center, 247 South Road. Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office, 192 North

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Poore added that Wal-Mart had negotiated a deal to contribute to the Hat Trick Drive project if the garden center was approved in a timely fashion. "We were told by Wal-Mart ... that if we had to go through a site plan process – that was going to extend two to three months into the garden center sales season – that there wasn't going to be a Hat Trick Drive (deal)." Joan Fortin, an attorney representing Wal-Mart, clarified the retailer's position, saying that the garden center is key to the success of the business, and operating without it is a "fairly significant hardship." Councilor Sean Mahoney said he was uncomfortable with the arrangement. "I've just got to say, it doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling of why we're here today ... at all," he said. Councilor Russ Anderson noted that the Planning Board approved the project in a 3-2 vote, and added that a site review process could do more harm than good. By approving the project without a site plan review, the store would be able to operate the garden center during the planting season, the store would provide mitigation above and beyond what might be required by the Planning Board, and the town would see significant improvements to Hat Trick Drive. "That's a no-brainer to me," Anderson said. In the end, the council voted 4-2 to approve the plan, with Mahoney and Councilor Karen Farber opposed. Planning Board Chairman Jay Chace said Tuesday that the council's decision to bypass the site review process is well within its rights. The Planning Board is staffed by volunteers appointed by the council, and the board's role is advisory, he said.

Nonetheless, Chace said he is concerned about preserving "due process," that the rights of abutters to the Hat Trick Drive projects might be overlooked. Monday's meeting ended abruptly at 11 p.m., when Anderson called for an early adjournment due to the late hour. Four items remained on the agenda, including a discussion on replacement of a bridge at River Point Conservation Area. The motion was seconded by Orestis. Council rules prohibit discussion after an early adjournment is called. Adjournment was approved, 4-2, with Farber and Mahoney opposed. Afterwards, Mahoney implied Anderson had shown disrespect for people who attended the meeting and waited for the bridge discussion. Ben McCanna can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow him on Twitter: @ BenMcCanna.

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which also falls outside zoning rules. For Hat Trick Drive as a whole, the council authorized Poore to strike a deal between the town, Wal-Mart and Falmouth Plaza to redevelop the privately owned alleyway behind Wal-Mart into a two-lane street with pedestrian amenities. The project is estimated to cost $525,000, which will be divided evenly between the three entities. The council approved that plan without discussion, 4-0. (Councilor Chris Orestis had stepped out of the room at the time of the vote.) Construction could begin next year, Poore said. The hockey rink and the garden center were addressed by the Planning Board earlier this month. The board opposed the hockey rink, 3-2, and approved the garden center, also 3-2. The crux of Monday's discussion was the relationship between the proposed Hat Trick Drive project and Wal-Mart's plans to operate a garden center. Councilor Sean Mahoney asked why the garden center project was bypassing the Planning Board's site plan review process. Poore said it was the result of a unique circumstance. Wal-Mart had been granted temporary approval to operate a garden center at that location for three previous years while the store developed plans to expand the store and put a garden center elsewhere. When the expansion plans were scuttled, the store was left without any options for a garden center because the area had undergone significant zoning changes in the meantime.

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"The fact is marijuana is good medicine, which is why we're involved in it," Kenerson said. "But someone shouldn't have to go to a marijuana doctor. They should just go to a doctor." Kenerson said he quickly grew disenchanted with the prevailing medical culture — driven in part by the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt most doctors accrue during school — that encourages physicians to see as many patients and order as many tests as possible. So last fall, they struck out on their own, opening a family practice in Freeport under the Be Well name, and expanding their Augusta business beyond marijuana certification. Their vision, inspired by personal experiences and osteopathic education, is to provide patients with a holistic service that addresses a variety of health and wellness needs. In their Freeport office, they offer traditional medical care for children, adults and seniors, as well as services including acupuncture and massage therapy. They've hired a registered nurse, who doubles as a nutritionist and diabetes consultant. They have a medical lending library and, of course, they provide medical marijuana certification for qualifying patients. Now the doctors, both in their late 40s, have added community-supported agriculture to the list. The weekly produce shares – which are available not only to patients, but to the public – are produced by Hawa Ibrahim, a Somali immigrant who grows on Packard Farm in Lisbon. Sign-up goes through the end of the month and is good for a 15-week season from late June to mid October. Kenerson said he'd like to establish relationships with farmers who could make meat and dairy products available through the practice, too. He also plans to build a teaching

kitchen where patients can view healthy cooking demonstrations. It's just one more idea for a couple of guys who are dreaming big. They hope to expand into the second and third floors of their Freeport location. They envision a gym. Ideally, they want to enlist as many specialists as possible – a therapist, a cardiologist, a t'ai chi instructor and so on – to create a one-stop health-care shop. The specialists could see as many or as few patients as they want, Kenerson said; they'd be paid accordingly, with a percentage going to the practice. It's remains to be seen whether that business model is feasible, but they're willing to try. Kenerson said he'd even be open to a bartering system, where uninsured patients without the means to pay for treatment could offer other services; a designer, for example, could help produce promotional materials. "If we wanted to be millionaires, we wouldn't have picked family practice," Kenerson said. Even in 2014, a practice like Be Well My Friend falls squarely in the realm of the alternative. But while it may be frustrating to be labeled "pot doctors," Kenerson and Dufresne believe wholeheartedly that their mix of mainstream and non-traditional medicines – coupled with a community health center's atmosphere – is the best thing for their patient base. "It's about expanding your thought process to include things that other people wouldn't consider part of therapy," Dufresne said. "These are all just different tools and ways that people might use to try to improve their health and well-being. They're not that far out."

back to the 1800s. Early this month, the couple erected new signs outside their dual businesses at 183 U.S. Route 1. Since then, interest has spiked, they said. Kimberly Pondelis, an employee at the antique store since September, said a half dozen people inquired about the sign on its first day. "It's caused a lot of excitement," she said. The Joneses have lived in Falmouth for 14 years. Their three adult children graduated from Falmouth High School. Jones is originally from Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Jones said it makes sense to marry the businesses under a shared name because their missions are similar. F.O. Bailey

Real Estate can help people find a new home, then F.O. Bailey Antiquarians can help them furnish it. McInnis-Jones also owns and operates Foreside Consignment Gallery, less than a mile away at 211 U.S. Route 1. She comes from a family of antique appraisers and auctioneers in her native New Hampshire, where her father and siblings established a name for themselves in the field, she said. "McInnis is a big name in antiques in New Hampshire," she said, "but this is Maine."

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Freeport Doctors from page 1 Both doctors took circuitous paths to medicine. Kenerson suffered from chronic back pain and left a career in banking to try to find a remedy. He studied massage therapy and considered chiropractic school before enrolling in the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated in 2006, one year behind Dufresne, a Mainer who studied zoology and marine biology as an undergraduate, but returned to school after growing disappointed with his career options: working in a chemistry lab for a government contractor, and other distinctly non-animalian gigs. They met in earnest after residency, while working together at Augusta Family Medicine at MaineGeneral, and soon went to work for Manchester Family Practice. Around the same time, they opened an Augusta-based practice together called Be Well My Friend that specialized in medical marijuana certification for patients suffering from glaucoma, Lou Gehrig's disease and the dozen other conditions outlined in Maine's medical marijuana law. "Today, it's harder for doctors not to recognize that there are a lot of people using (marijuana) for therapy," Dufresne said. "And you can either get educated about it as a treatment and how people use it and what they use it for, or keep your head in the sand." They did Be Well My Friend on the side, keeping it separate from the rest of their work. But they always aspired to offer medical marijuana certifications and full-service medical treatments under the same roof.

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Over the next two centuries, the business evolved and diversified into a Sears-like department store, a real-estate company, an auctioneer and, eventually, an antiques store. As it evolved, the business transferred to Bailey's son, Frederick O. Bailey in 1867; to business partner Neal Allen in 1912; to the Piscopo family in 1977, and now to the Joneses. Along with the name, the Joneses received business signs and a trove of sales records and catalogues dating

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Brendan Twist can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or btwist@ Follow him on Twitter: @brendantwist.

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Price Reduced $229,000

In-law apt. perfect for home business! 2-floor 2-bedroom in-law unit, complete with waiting room (4-season sunroom), joins 2+ bedroom house, both with separate handicapped accessible entrances. School bus stops at end of circular driveway. “Whole house” generator, central A/C, 1+ acre. One-of-a-kind!

Office: (207) 846-4300 Contact Dave: Ext. 108 Cell: (207) 653-7242

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ORR’S ISLAND ~ A truly unique offering on Orrs Island. Enjoy year round Condo living in your own private Penthouse Unit. Enjoy the expansive views and available deep water anchorage. Extensive quality renovation of historic building. $950,000

Rob Williams Real Estate

Bailey Island, ME 04003 207-833-5078



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Jennifer York Real Estate Sales Agent

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK 78 Wyman Way, Cumberland Price $559,900 MLS#1130417

2,800 Sq Ft | 3 BR/ 3 BA Open concept living room & gourmet eat-in kitchen Stainless steel appliances & granite Formal dining room & butlerÕs pantry 3-season porch & partial daylight basement Currently under construction, to be finished in July David Banks


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158 Danforth Street Portland, Maine 04102

Real Estate Foreclosure Auction 14-117

4,112+/-SF 4-BR Home - 2.30+/- Acres 6 Eastern Avenue

Falmouth, Maine

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2PM Units available for Summer occupancy Town required Moderate Income units At considerable discounts CALL FOR PRICING Bruce Balfour 799-8551 x7114 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Owned and operated by NRT

Real Estate: Consists of a 2.30± acre parcel overlooking a small pond. Improving the site is a 4,112+/-SF (circa 1974) custom cape home designed with 4-bedrooms, 3.5-baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, fireplace, in-law quarters, screened porch, and an attached 2-car garage. Reference Falmouth Tax Map R6, Lot 29D.

Preview: Friday, May 16, 2014 from 1-3PM Terms: A $10,000 deposit (nonrefundable as to the highest bidder) in CASH or CERTIFIED U.S. FUNDS, made payable to the Keenan Auction Co. (deposited with the Auctioneer as a qualification to bid), increased to 10% of purchase price within 5 business days of the date of the public sale, with balance due and payable within 30 days from date of auction. For a Property Information Package containing Runway Rd. Keenan One So. Portland, ME 04106 legal and bidding documents, visit or contact Auction 207-885-5100 Auctioneer’s office at (207) 885-5100 and request Auction #14-117. Company® Richard J. Keenan #236. Our 42nd Year and 6,666th Auction.

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