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Collaborative aims to make life easier for trusts By Andrew Cullen YARMOUTH — Alan Stearns believes “land conservation is growing up.” Stearns, the executive director of the Royal River Conservation Trust, spoke as he followed a trail May 18 at the Spear Farms Estuary Preserve. Maine’s many land trusts, and their volunteers, can’t operate “in bake-sale mode for the next 50 years,” Stearns said. “Bake-sale mode isn’t sustainable.” The responsibilities of acquiring and maintaining land for conservation can sometimes be a stretch for land trusts built on the backs of well-meaning volunteers with limited skills, knowledge, or time. Most, including those with the luxury of some paid staff, like the Royal River trust, are too small to do everything, and need to outsource some of their work, Stearns said. Increasingly, conservation groups with small, but specific geographic focuses are banding together to share the workload and expertise. For eight land trusts in Cumberland and York counties, that’s where the Portland-based Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative comes in.
By David Harry FREEPORT — As he lined up a billiard shot Monday, Sam DiFazio talked about what the Port Teen Center means to him. “There’s always something to do around here,” the 16-year-old said. “You never get bored.” Finding something to do almost got much tougher when a $20,000 budget shortfall made the future very dim for the gathering spot in the basement of the Freeport Community Center. The possible closing of the center this fall will not occur because of a $5,000 contribution from the town and a $10,000 contribution from L.L. Bean. Center coordinator Evan Kumagae said a $5,000 budget gap still needs to be filled. “We are breathing a little easier, but we are in a perpetual ANdREw CullEN / ThE FORECASTER
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By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The names of more than 700 military veterans have been engraved on a memorial at Moss Side Cemetery, just in time for Memorial Day. The 4-by-8-foot centerpiece of
the three-stone monument was laid in 2010, with an inscription that recognizes “all Cumberland residents who have served our country in times of war and peace.” That stone was followed last
Chebeague Island seeks replacements for town clerk, deputy clerk
Jessica Burton, left, director of the recently formed Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. The Portland-based collaborative provides administrative support and other services to land trusts in Cumberland and York counties.
year by additional India black granite stones on both sides. Each side of the two new stones and the back of the center stone have space to be inscribed with names
By Alex Lear CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The town is seeking replacements for its clerk and deputy clerk, who left at the same time as the annual influx of summer residents approaches. The town is accepting applications through Friday, May 25, for a municipal clerk/tax collector, a 40-hour-per-week position, and for a deputy clerk/office assistant, who would work an average of 16 hours each week. Chebeague is also seeking a three-quarter-time public services worker and part-time bookkeeper, according to townofche-
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INSIDE Obituaries ......................18 Opinion ............................7 People & Business ........24 Police Beat ....................16
Real Estate ....................48 School Notebook ...........20 Sports ............................25
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Alan Stearns, director of the Royal River Conservation Trust, hikes in Yarmouth’s Spear Farms Estuary Preserve last week. His organization is too small to do everything, he said, and is in the process of deciding what work should be outsourced to the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative.
Cumberland sets veterans’ names in stone in time for Memorial Day Collette Monuments engraved 702 names, some dating back to the Civil War, on a veterans memorial last Friday and Saturday.
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By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — The town's public safety assistant will soon be wearing the fire chief hat, too. Ricky Plummer of Biddeford, who was hired late last year in his current position, has held fire chief positions in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida. The Board of Selectmen voted last week to hire Plummer as part-time fire chief. He will replace Clark Baston, who will continue as road foreman for the Public Works Department, on July 1. "I'm honored," Plummer said last week. "It's great to carry on a tradition of a department that's come a long way." Plummer's proposed annual stipend as chief, $8,000, as well as funding for an increase in his weekly public safety assistant hours from 20 to 30, will be voted on
at Town Meeting June 16. The increase would add nearly $10,000 to Plummer's annual wage, bringing it to about $28,000, according to Steven Palmer, vice chairman of the Board of Selectmen. "(Plummer) has been embraced by the people that he's worked with through the year, and that relationship has just gotten better as time has gone on," Palmer said Monday. "... We've been very happy with his performance as public safety assistant, and we have no reason to doubt that there should be any reason for him to have anything but great success as a fire chief." The Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 to hire Plummer as chief. Darla Hamlin, continued page 39
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Ricky Plummer, currently North Yarmouth's public safety assistant, will also become fire chief on July 1.
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FREEPORT — After a bit of paring and whittling, councilors approved a nearly $8.7 million town budget and set the municipal spending course for next fiscal year. The budget will increase from about $8.5 million, with about $119,000 of the increase requiring property tax revenues. Property owners will pay nearly $4.8 million to fund municipal spending, an increase from the current $4.7 million. Town Finance Director Abbe Yacoben estimated the property tax increase would add 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, from $3.98 to $4.07, to the proposed total
tax rate of between $15.45 and $15.50. The final tax rate has not been determined because of the ongoing Regional School Unit 5 budget process and town property valuations. Before the council vote on May 17, about $19,000 requiring property tax revenues was reduced from the budget, including about $14,000 that would have paid for a part-time assistant for the new town manager this fall. Town Manager Dale Olmstead Jr. is expected to retire
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each line item on the budget and create more transparency and visibility for the curriculum used by students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Ray, 59, now chairman of the School Committee, said spending nine of the last 10 years on the committee gives him the experience and perspective to balance the needs of students with the burden on taxpayers. Should he win a fourth term, his service will coincide with his daughter’s 13-year journey through local schools. “She is one of the reasons I am running again,” he said. Wolff, 42, is seeking a second term and said he and his family moved to town because of the reputation of local schools. “From a personal perspective, you want to see the system to be as good as possible, but we have a wider concern to keep track of town finances,” he said. Wheaton, 50, was a School Committee
member from 2003 to 2009 before local term limits prevented him from seeking a third term. He was twice committee chairman and is eager to return to office. He said a priority in the immediate future is settling a new contract with teachers. “This is where experience is extremely important. You need to work with them collaboratively and respectfully,” Wheaton said. The four candidates said they are well aware of the reputation of local schools, but all worried about resting on laurels instead of preparing for a changing future. “What I have heard is Yarmouth has a high-performing school system, but people want to be sure we are moving forward,” Wolff said. Garrett said raising her family in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has provided
perspective about local schools. “I have always been asking myself, what is a good school? But I am not running to overhaul everything,” she said. Ray said the School Department is well-positioned to work with new national Common Core assessment standards and has nicely embraced the digital age and how it affects learning. “We direct policy and provide a vision, then let the schools be run by our administrators and teachers,” he said. Wolff and Garrett stressed the need for more curriculum review, while Wheaton said getting the best value will always be critical. “It is vitally important to pay attention to what techniques are effective learning instruments,” he said. The four candidates said they encourage and want more public involvement in academic and financial questions the School Committee oversees. Garrett said she envisions a district newsletter, perhaps online, to engage the public, while Wheaton, Ray and Wolff said they have been pleased by the amount of information already available at the district website. Because revenues will continue to be
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4 candidates for 2 Falmouth Town Council seats By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — The four candidates for two seats on the Town Council come from diverse professional backgrounds and have varied opinions on several is-
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Russ Anderson Russ Anderson, 60, has spent the last 22 years of his life living in Falmouth with his wife and children. He spent the majority of his professional life working in corporate America at Cigna and Unum, and started his own business, Anderson Solutions, about seven years ago. He said his business experience will be an asset to the Town Council. “I think a backAnderson ground in business is exactly what the council needs,” Anderson said. “When you’re successful in business you have to work well with others; you have to listen well; you have to be open-minded; you have to be thoughtful and build teams to get things done.” Anderson said he brings commonsense priorities that he will use to govern his decisions on the council. He said he will be cautious with spending, and focused on maintaining good schools, roads, facilities and public safety, business friendly practices and respect for individual property. With regard to personal property, Anderson said the town’s decision on a Waterview Overlay District must be a compromise. “My instinct is to give people who own
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property the freedom to do what they want with that property, but I also think the town has an interest in some regulations,” he said. “I like the fact that the council is moving in the direction of trying to come up with a compromise; trying to come up with something that might not make everybody thrilled, but everybody will walk away feeling like they are being treated fairly,” he continued. Anderson said his commitment to business-friendly practices extends to potential improvements to Route 1. While he feels that there is nothing particularly wrong with the area, he said that there is a need to explore the options for development. While there is a tax increase in the fiscal 2013 municipal budget, Anderson said residents should support it because spending has remained fairly stagnant over the past several years. But he said the next Town Council needs to remain focused on the town’s needs and not its wants. “I think the town needs to focus on doing well the things that it must do and be cautious about spending money on more things that are nice-to-haves,” he said. Anderson said he supports the Falmouth Flyer bus service, but thinks the time has come to explore less costly options than METRO. continued next page
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Bryan Dench Bryan Dench, 62, moved to Falmouth with his wife, Susan, in 2009. He has been an attorney for 37 years, and is chairman of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, where he has done work for Sun Media Group, parent company of The Forecaster. He is also a director of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Dench said he is Dench running for several reasons, the first being that he has been involved in town politics wherever he has lived. He said he was the moderator of Town Meetings, a member of the Budget Committee and on other committees when he lived in Poland. Dench said his legal work with governments large and small could be an asset to the council. “I have an understanding of how this (government) works from both sides, from the government side and from the public side,” he said. Dench said even with the possibility of a sunset clause, he is concerned about the creation of a Waterview Overlay District. “When you ask the government to take property rights away from one person for the benefit of another, whatever the
Candidate’s opinion on gay marriage becomes an issue FALMOUTH — Is a letter opposing gay marriage that Town Council candidate Bryan Dench wrote to The Portland Press Herald in March 2010 reason enough to not elect him? A former town councilor thinks so. In his letter, Dench expressed support for Question 1, which sought to overturn a state law that allowed gay marriage. The referendum ultimately was successful, and the law was context might be, why is it right for the government to step in and transfer property rights from one person to another?” he said. “When you are talking about restrictions that limit the way people use their property, I have serious reservations about that.” Dench said he favors business-friendly improvements around Falmouth, including on the Route 1 corridor. He said the creation of a more cohesive, family- and user-friendly space would benefit the town overall, not just the businesses along the road. While he described himself as fiscally conservative and said he wished there were no tax hike associated with the municipal budget, he also said he understands that the voters approved things like a new elementary school and have the responsibility to pay for it. “I’ll vote to support (the school budget) because I think that efforts had been made to keep it in line,” he said. “(But)
removed. Dench wrote that “laws on hate crimes, gay rights and same-sex marriage are all aimed at the same thing: normalizing and validating homosexual behavior, and overturning the clear consensus for all human history that marriage is between people of the opposite sex.” “Not long ago homosexual behavior was defined as abnormal and devi-
ant by mental health professionals,” Dench continued. “Have the facts changed, or just their ideology?” Now, former Town Councilor Cathy Breen and other residents are suggesting Dench’s opinion is reason not to elect him to the council. “I was alarmed when I read Town Council candidate Bryan Dench’s continued page 40
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cil because she enjoys participating in the processes of town government and feels she can continue the balance that has been established on the council. “I am an individual thinker, which I think is really important at the level of municipal government, that one is not allied in a specific way or precommitted to any specific agenda,” she said. “That one can look at the issue before them with fresh eyes, willing to listen, willing to think, willing to research and really consider all the aspects of the problems.” While she said the creation of a Waterview Overlay District is an important first step, she also said it is not a solution. She said the larger issue should be whether water views should be protected and what is the best way to do that. She said the current ordinance contains confusing language and needs to be clarified before anything moves forward. “If there is (a municipal role) I would prefer to see it done by looking at the (proposed) building and using more objective instead of subjective criteria,” she said. “How does one assess significant impact?” Farber said there is a need for development along Route 1. She added that there is also potential for work to be done along the Route 100 corridor, and that any development should offer complimentary businesses to the ones already in place. “If we have small businesses (in an area), we want places for people to eat there, for people to do their errands,” she said. Farber said she supports the municipal budget. Although no one wants to see a tax increase, she said, the increase is necessary if the town wants to maintain the level of services it currently has. She said she also supports continuing the Falmouth Flyer.
FALMOUTH — Construction of the new Walmart expansion has moved the Falmouth farmers market from the Walmart parking lot to Twombly Park on Hat Trick Drive. Opening day of the market was May 23. It will continue each Wednesday from noon-4 p.m. throughout the summer.
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from previous page I’m going to watch very carefully in the future and be taking a very hard look at future budgets and increases to make sure that this doesn’t become a trend.” Dench said he is reserving judgment on the Falmouth Flyer bus service. He said it makes sense to continue to monitor the results, the ridership and the benefits the bus provides to residents, businesses and employers. “When the funding issue comes up again I will look at the facts and make a reasoned decision based on the overall interests of the town and its residents,” he said.
Karen Farber Karen Farber, 55, has lived in Falmouth for several decades. She was a member of the School Board, the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee, was co-chairwoman of the Falmouth High School PTO and coached seventhgrade girls lacrosse for three years at Falmouth Middle School. Farber Farber works as a non-attorney advocate for the Disability Rights Center and spends much of her time volunteering with organizations such as AFS Intercultural Programs, Temple Beth El in Portland, and the Falmouth Lacrosse Boosters. She said she is running for Town Coun-
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Konbit Sante. Mahoney said he is running because he feels the town is at a critical juncture and that several projects have the potential to shape its future. “I think I would Mahoney bring to the table a long-range perspective that would look at the costs and the benefits of the opportunities we have, and I think I would be able to make decisions today that in 20 years people would say, ‘Wow, that was a good move by the people who were setting policy,’” Mahoney said. He said he believes the creation of the Water View Overlay District is a good idea in theory, but he feels the real solution to the problem would be a consistent process by which the rules are applied. “Part of the problem has been in the past, that there was perhaps uneven application or enforcement of the regulations or the zoning requirements,” Mahoney said. “My sense from talking to people is that they think, ‘Well, I follow the rules but this person didn’t,’ and that is difficult.” “The last thing we want is to have a community where neighbors are pitted against neighbors,” he said. Mahoney, like Farber, said there is potential for development along both Route 1 and Route 100. “Route 1 and Route 100 are big, real opportunities for creating good business opportunities, good commercial opportunities in a way that is also well planned and with benefits for the people of Falmouth,” he said. Mahoney said he supports the 2013 municipal budget because increases have been kept to a minimum over recent years. But he said he wonders whether the town could create a program to offer assistance to those hit hard by tough economic times. “One of the things I think would be worth exploring is whether or not the town could develop a program that would be similar to the state’s circuit breaker program,” Mahoney said. “I think it’s very important that as a community, we don’t price people out.” Mahoney said he supports maintaining the Falmouth Flyer service. Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 115. Follow her on Twitter @croninamber.
Candidates for uncontested Falmouth School Board race FALMOUTH — The race for Falmouth School Board seats is uncontested with incumbent Andrew Kinley seeking to maintain his seat on the Board while newcomer Dee Conroy-Vella looks to take Rachel Reed’s open seat. School board members will be elected on June 14.
Andrew Kinley Andrew Kinley, 41, has lived in Falmouth since 2007 and is actively involved in his three children’s activities from Boy Scouts to baseball. He is seeking re-election Kinley because he feels that he can help the school district continue to improve. “I have a great deal of pride in this school system and want to see it continue to improve on itself, continue to serve the Falmouth kids in the best possible way and also keep the school district very responsible in its role in the community and to the citizens of Falmouth,” he said.
Dee Conroy-Vella Dee Conroy-Vella, 48, is an Irish transplant who moved to Falmouth in 1999 after living in Boston for several years. She is running for School Board because she feels that education not only benefits children, but enConroy-Vella tire communities. “I really strongly believe that education is probably the greatest gift we can give our children,” she said. “It’s something they can build on which I believe is an investment in the community and our general future.” — Amber Cronin
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If anyone were passing by the Falmouth Town Hall on Friday morning, May 18, they would have witnessed 45 seventh-grade students and a good number of their teachers cheerfully sorting and enthusiastically lugging huge quantities of Falmouth Food Pantry supplies. For the fourth year in a row this major food drive was organized by Walt Stephenson and made possible by the kindness of each and every one of the residents of OceanView. This past year the Falmouth Food Pantry served almost 300 different families and the need continues to grow: families facing serious illness, elderly people living on limited fixed income, underemployed, unemployed and others. As representatives from the Food Pantry, Falmouth’s six churches and our Jewish community begin to organize the Pantry’s annual fundraiser, the delicious “Community Supper” to take place in October, we take heart from the ongoing expressions of compassion and, as demonstrated by OceanView, a willingness to share. All our work for those among us in need is only made possible because of the generosity of our Falmouth community. Thank you from the managers of the Falmouth Food Pantry. Dorothy Blanchette, Nancy Lightbody, Jill Fox and Carrie Penrose Falmouth
Join me in supporting Jeff Porter for the SAD 51 School Board. A lifelong resident of Cumberland, Jeff has many years of personal knowledge of the school system. A member of a family of educators, Jeff has a broad perspective of various educational systems. The father of five children, he knows that each child has unique education needs. As an independent thinker, Jeff will bring his personal and professional knowledge to the School Board and will continue the thoughtful approach he brought to the Town Council, working hard to bring consensus and find satisfactory compromises. Jeff is concerned with taxes in Cumberland. He has worked within the boundaries of a budget at home, at work, and while serving Cumberland in various town and community capacities, through service organizations, sports organizations, and religious organizations. Jeff is very committed to the community and the families who live here. Elizabeth Orser Cumberland
The proposed SAD 51 budget will increase North Yarmouth property taxes by nearly 8 percent, undoubtedly the largest proposed tax increase in the state. That is, if it passes. Within the proposed school budget are increases in mandated services and prior contract commitments, so understandably not much can be done with that. However, when the federal jobs funds money ended this year, which is a loss of over $550,000, and there were no efficiencies within the budget to absorb 16 (yes, 16) hired ed tech staff members (please note, these are not mandated positions, they are not special ed positions, for example) the positions needed to be eliminated. Ed techs are not teachers. They are not coaches in sports or after-school activities like drama or technology. They will not impact the quality education students deserve and get from an outstanding teaching staff. This will not impact the purchasing of needed technology equipment. It was awesome when the federal government provided the funds for the positions. However, the federal funds are gone, and so should the 16 positions. So, I disagree with the SAD 51 chairman who says there is "nothing that could be addressed in this budget." There is. Over $550,000 in budget cuts for next year that were not rightly planned for continuing once the federal funds ran out. If you agree this is crazy, especially since there is a declining student enrollment, be sure to be there on June 7 and June 12 to have your vote count. Pamela Smith North Yarmouth
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Re-elect Campbell to SAD 51 board We’re writing to encourage Cumberland voters to join us in supporting Karen Campbell for re-election to the SAD 51 School board. In Karen’s first term, her fellow board members recognized her strong leadership abilities and elected her vice chairwoman. Karen works tirelessly to research issues, listens intently to the views of others and advocates effectively for what she believes to be in the best interest of the district. Her levelheadedness and ability to build a consensus have won her the respect of those who have worked with her. On the Finance Committee, Karen has been instrumental in developing budgets that were passed overwhelmingly by voters. As chairwoman of the Communications and Policy committees, she has both increased the transparency of the board and helped set major school policies. Help keep a remarkable talent on our School Board – vote for Karen Campbell. Linda & John Isaacson Cumberland
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I have been a Maine health-care provider for 14 years, and I strongly urge you to vote for Melanie Sachs for Democratic candidate for state representative in Freeport and Pownal. Melanie is the only candidate with 20 years of direct experience with the most important issues faced by Maine families. She has worked statewide to reform MaineCare, collaborating with health-care providers and Maine citizens. The latest Muskie Institute analysis indicated this initiative has saved Maine taxpayers $30 million over four years, with improved outcomes for our residents. As a licensed clinical social worker, Melanie has advocated for women, children, the elderly and the most vulnerable citizens in our society. She also has hands-on experience with many of the programs currently under scrutiny by the Legislature. Melanie Sachs knows Maine, and is the only candidate who knows health care. Please join me in voting for Melanie on June 12. Melanie Flood Freeport
Three years ago, when Sara Gideon told me that she was running for Freeport Town Council, I asked her why she wanted to serve. She told me that she believed that if she wanted to live in a safe and prosperous community, it was her duty to take responsibility and work to make Freeport a better place. I have watched Sara do just that. Sara has been an energetic and trusted leader and a dedicated councilor. She has gone the extra mile to hear her constituents' concerns, and her initiatives, like the pesticide-free policy, reflect her energy and commitment. Particularly impressive to me is Sara's role in creating a Code of Ethics for town leaders, which has put Freeport at the forefront among municipalities in the state. Sara Gideon is not your typical politician. She is running for state representative for all the right reasons, and will represent our district well in Augusta. Daniel G. Kagan Freeport
Falmouth candidate’s opinion raises question During my six years on the Falmouth Town Council, the generally civil, respectful tone among all councilors, even those who disagreed with each other on hot topics, impressed me. All Falmouth taxpayers deserve and expect a certain level of decorum from their representatives. That’s why I was alarmed when I read Town Council candidate Bryan Dench’s March 4, 2010, anti-gay marriage letter to The Portland Press Herald. He said "not long ago homosexual behavior was defined as abnormal and deviant." He accused equal rights advocates of lying. He said "this has been a long process of indoctrinating people, especially children, to believe that homosexual behaviors are 'normal,' and 'just as good' as normal heterosexual relations.” Dench’s letter is one of the meanest, most disparaging things I’ve ever read. Is that what Falmouth wants in Town Hall? Cathy Breen Falmouth
Gideon will bring passion, knowledge to Statehouse I strongly endorse Sara Gideon for Democratic candidate for state representative in District 106. Sara is hardworking and dedicated to our community. In her work as a town councilor, I have found her to be responsive and articulate. She is able to quickly get up to speed on a concern and to bring sometimes disparate groups together to craft a solution. Her passion for social issues is obvious, but she also has a strong understanding of the needs of private business. Her work outside the state gives her a great perspective on matters that confront us in Maine. I hope you will join me in voting for Sara. She will make a wonderful state representative. Laura Girr Freeport
Sachs is right for Freeport, Pownal The people of Freeport and Pownal are fortunate to have a candidate like Melanie Sachs seeking to represent us in Augusta. She has the experience, knowledge and the will to work hard for our communities. Her values
are Maine values. She grew up in Maine, was educated in Maine, and has stayed here to work and raise her family. Her major concerns are health care, education, economic stability and the environment we live in. Her community work has given her the skills to bring greater civility to Augusta. Her maturity and insight gives her the focus to find real solutions for our communities. A friend talked with Melanie about a health-care concern and was emailed information within a couple of hours, helping her to resolve her problem. Melanie is running in a primary, but already doing the work of a good legislator. Please give her your support. Virginia Williams Freeport
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The administration, faculty, and students of SAD 51 have, for years, produced outstanding results for the community. By any measure our students thrive, flourish and provide richness and benefit to the communities of Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The question that is rightfully asked is at what cost are these results produced and are the citizens and taxpayers receiving a good value. The Finance Committee takes this question seriously and utilizes a number of independent assessments. The district compares favorably to state performance standards, our annual financial audit produces exemplary results, and management of our debt and bond rating receives high marks from our advisers. These results are not simply score cards, but rather tools to help assess the efficiency of our spending divorced from anecdote and conjecture. The outstanding results of the district’s efforts and our ability to deliver these outcomes efficiently were confirmed by another independent study from USM’s Education Policy Research Institute. This study found that SAD 51 is "higher performing," meaning that it produces results better than would be predicted given students' characteristics and academic performance in earlier grades. It also concluded that SAD 51 is "more efficient," meaning it has a return on spending better than the statewide average and better than predicted. These independent assessments lead me to believe that SAD 51 is both high performing and efficiently administered. I encourage you to vote in favor of our proposed budget on June 7 at Greely High School and at the budget validation referendum on June 12. Todd Nicholson, SAD 51 finance chairman North Yarmouth
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Mahoney a ‘prudent choice’ for Falmouth I am supporting Sean Mahoney for Falmouth Town Council. We got to know each other when I served on the Town Council and Sean served as president of the Falmouth Land Trust. At that time there was an incredible opportunity for our town to preserve 250 acres of land off Blackstrap Road. A generous land owner was willing to sell at a steep discount, but still a significant sum, almost $1 million. Sean and his fellow trustees put together a broad coalition of townspeople working with the Town Council, town manager, and leveraging local contributions with a match from the Land for Maine’s Future program. Sean’s leadership to reach out to numerous stakeholders, his talent for understanding the costs involved, and communicating the benefits, resulted in an incredible resource for Falmouth. It was a prudent investment then and Sean would be a prudent choice now for Town Council. Fred Leighton Falmouth
Add Anderson to Falmouth council It is our pleasure to support Russ Anderson for Falmouth Town Council. We have known Russ for many years and have seen how successful he is as a leader as well as an effective team player. He has shown this in business, and as a successful director of a state nonprofit, and in various Falmouth organizations. He is committed to serve our community and to share his many talents. His thoughtful and balanced approach to any issues facing the town would make him an excellent addition to the Town Council Ted and Dolores Vail Falmouth
Vote for Sachs in legislative primary I am writing to express my strong support for Melanie Sachs for the Democratic nomination for state representative in Freeport and Pownal. Melanie is a take-charge person who means what she says. When I was recently diagnosed with cancer, Melanie wasted no time establishing a “circle of
friends” website to help my family with anything we should need, like meals, and drivers for appointments. Life would have been very difficult without Melanie's involvement on my behalf. She saw my need and went into action. This is just one example of the personal commitment that Melanie has to our community. She has 20 years of experience in helping people through difficult times, right here in Maine. She will be a strong, compassionate, responsive force for us in Augusta. Please join me in voting for Melanie Sachs on June 12. Kristy McKibben Freeport
Gideon should be Freeport Dems’ choice Sara Gideon has proven leadership capacity. Her leadership on the Freeport Town Council demonstrates exactly the qualifications needed to be an effective state legislator responsive to her local constituency. Sara is able to deal with controversial and frequently emotionally divisive issues, convincing people to look at things with fresh eyes and new perspectives, guiding citizens, staff and colleagues to reach agreements. She has the capacity to know when to work toward putting out fires as well as when to actively lead with new initiatives and policies. Sarah has the intelligence, maturity and sensitivity needed in Augusta. She has demonstrated these traits well on the Town Council working energetically for the citizens of Freeport. She will ably represent Freeport and the entire state of Maine in the state Legislature. Carol Wishcamper Freeport
Campbell has support of SAD 51 chairman I write in support of Karen Campbell’s re-election to the SAD 51 School Board, recognizing that it is unusual for a sitting board member to publicly support a school board candidate. I take this step as a Cumberland voter to let the community know how valuable Karen has been to the work of SAD 51. During her first term, I have seen Karen grow and work harder than any other member of the board, mak-
ing her a tremendous asset for all students in SAD 51, present and future. I respect the service Jeff Porter has given this community and hope that he chooses to run in the future, as it is hard to get good people to run for School Board. But Karen, without doubt, deserves to be re-elected. It is vital that we keep such a superb board member. Please join me in voting for Karen Campbell’s re-election. Jim Bailinson Cumberland
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As a former Falmouth town councilor I encourage you to vote for Russ Anderson for Town Council on June 12. I have known Russ for 20 years and have observed his leadership skills and common-sense decision making. He will be an asset to the council and our community. Russ has leadership experience in the business world and has been an executive director of one of the largest nonprofits in Maine, and a church leader. Words that come to mind when I think of Russ in this position include honesty, integrity, professionalism, open-minded, and confidence. Russ has the time and commitment to serve on the council with the patience and positive attitude to make a difference when decisions are being made involving the future of our town. Please vote; your one vote can make the difference. Paul Davis Falmouth
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I am writing to urge my Freeport and Pownal neighbors to support Melanie Sachs in the June 12 Democratic primary for House District 106. I have known Melanie for many years. She is resourceful, articulate, caring and will be a fresh force to serve Freeport and Pownal residents. As I watch Melanie engage with our communities through volunteer leadership roles I see her positive impact. She is an eager listener who is open to diverse views and understands the needs of our communities. Melanie will carry these qualities with her to Augusta, where she will help craft solutions that will benefit us all. Melanie will represent Freeport and Pownal well and will work hard to strengthen our communities and our state. Please join me in giving Melanie your vote on June 12. Kate Maguire Freeport
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Gideon’s actions set her apart Sara Gideon is an intelligent, thoughtful, energetic individual who is an outstanding civic leader. Of the three Democratic candidates campaigning for state representative in District 106, Sara has, without a doubt, earned my vote. Actions speak louder than words and Sara’s actions set her apart. She doesn’t just talk about making a difference. Her hard work as a member of the Freeport Town Council and board member of Freeport Community Services has already made a real, positive difference for our community. Sara listens to her constituents and acts on their behalf. Found during her “open office” hours at the local market, biking through town, or at a community event, Sara is easily accessible. This is an extremely important quality for any civil servant and Sara makes this effort to truly represent the people she serves. A vote for Sara Gideon is a vote for sincere representation and strong leadership. Kelly Fitz-Randolph Freeport
Porter deserves Cumberland’s support Please join me and my family in voting for Jeff Porter for the SAD 51 School Board. I sat on the Cumberland Town Council with Jeff for five years. I learned a great deal from Jeff, and respect his opinions. Jeff always put the town of Cumberland first. He truly cares about the community he has lived in his entire life. He and his wife Mary are raising five children in our community. He has a genuine interest in a good education. We are lucky Jeff is willing to keep giving to the community. He has my vote. I encourage you to give him yours. Ron Copp Jr. Cumberland
significant asset. What sets him apart in this race is his 12-year tenure on the Town Council that grounds his awareness of the complex issues that Maine communities wrestle with in today’s economy. That experience provides him with insight into the critical role our schools play in preparing our students for life in the 21st century and the vision to lead our district forward. Jeff is a strong leader who will work collaboratively to find creative solutions to the ongoing challenges faced by our district and will do so in ways that promote open dialogue and widespread community involvement. Jenn and Tom McAdoo Cumberland
tween needs and wants. Recently the council voted 4-3 not to spend more money on outside consulting fees, a split that was emblematic of how we each view the role and cost of government. I believe continuing a cautious majority will be best for Falmouth’s future. I am confident that both Anderson and Dench will hold down taxes, maintain core services and support economic vitality. Their service on the council will be good for kids, families and seniors who wish to maintain the character of Falmouth. Town Councilor Tony Payne Falmouth
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Two candidates for Falmouth Town Council deserve your votes: Russ Anderson and Bryan Dench. They will first and foremost emphasize the needs of the entire town, before endorsing narrowly focused wants. They will listen carefully to responsible, reasoned suggestions. Anderson and Dench are thoughtful, thorough and analytical. They are not issue focused, they are Falmouth focused. They have impressive capabilities and impeccable credentials – in business, in municipal roles, non-profit leadership and civic involvement. They rose to the top in the competitive fields of finance and law: Anderson was senior vice president of UNUM; Dench is chairman of a major law firm. Their broad experience is unmatched. They will be cautious about costly new projects. They will absolutely strive to reduce the latest strain on taxpayers from the huge school budget increase. Anderson and Dench: deliberate, determined and definitely right for Falmouth. They deserve your votes. Bill and Jennifer Gardiner Falmouth
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Porter for SAD 51 seat in Cumberland We enthusiastically support Jeff Porter for SAD 51 School Board. With lifelong roots in the community, Jeff clearly has a vested interest in ensuring that SAD 51 continues to provide high-quality educational experiences to all students in the district. Jeff understands that our school system is our community’s single most
Falmouth is fortunate to have four capable and qualified candidates running for Town Council. That said, I believe it is important to replace outgoing Councilors Fred Chase and Will Armitage with two equally cautious and accomplished people, Russ Anderson and Bryan Dench. They will support our schools, respect property rights and be vigilant in recognizing the difference be-
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I am writing to support Bryan Dench for the Falmouth Town Council. Bryan's 37 years of legal service to schools, cities and towns have prepared him well for serving on the council. The analytical and objective nature of an experienced attorney's work lends itself well to a position in local government. Our town needs a fiscally prudent council. I believe Bryan will support continuing our quality education and the public services we need and will also be for common-sense spending. Given his qualifications, I will be voting for Bryan Dench for the Town Council. Dorothea Johnson Falmouth
Democratic House candidate urges Head Start funding
Gov. LePage repeatedly states that Maine is “Open for Business,” and yet he continually makes decisions which undermine our business climate. The latest is his proposal to cut funding for Maine’s Head Start program. As a clinician who has worked with at-risk families in Maine for many years, I know the long-term benefits of investment in early education. I am not alone – prominent business leaders held a press conference in April urging the governor to increase, not slash, Head Start funding for working families. They know that every dollar spent on Head Start generates an additional 78 cents to our economy – a huge return on investment. The program provides children and families with a “leg up” – not a “hand out” – for success. I hope Gov. LePage will heed the advice from business leaders, working families, and advocates like myself, and restore funding to the Head Start program. Melanie Sachs Freeport
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North Yarmouth Residents – Wescustogo Hall, 475 Walnut Hill Rd., 7:00 am until 8:00 pm Cumberland Residents – Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Rd., 7:00 am – 8:00 pm • Absentee Ballots may be issued for the MSAD #51 Budget Validation Referendum Election at your Town Office. Ballots may not be received back prior to June 8, 2012 (after the Public Budget Vote held at the high school on June 7, 2012). You may mail your ballot back as long as it is postmarked June 8, 2012 or later, or you may drop it off in person. There is no in-person absentee voting after June 7, 2012, unless there are special circumstances as defined by State Statue Title 21-A ß753-B.2. • A Budget Validation Referendum to approve or disapprove the budget acted upon at the 6/7/12 District Budget Meeting is required.
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SAD 51 budget an investment worth making Three years ago our family made the difficult decision to move from a private school we loved to the SAD 51 district because our previous school could no longer meet the needs of our children. From day one we have been blessed with incredible teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students alike. The care, professionalism and dedication of the school district have had a profound effect on our children. We were most recently delighted and frankly, brought to tears, to learn that our child no longer meets the criteria for special educational services and is currently excelling at school. The self esteem and confidence that has been fostered in our child is due largely to the devoted teachers and Special Education Department of the SAD 51 schools. We urge you to vote on June 12 and help pass next year's school budget so that other children, like ours, can continue to reach their full potential. Every day teachers go to work and invest in the future of our towns, state, and country. As taxpayers, we need to do our part and support them. Its hard to imagine a better investment one could make. Anne and David McLain North Yarmouth
Freeport, Pownal Dems should pick Gideon I am writing in support of Sara Gideon in the June 12 Democratic primary for state representative representing Freeport and Pownal. Sara has demonstrated what it means to shape her community and to actively lead. Through years of dedicated service with Freeport Community Services and as an elected town councilor, she has a true understanding of the financial challenges confronting our towns, schools, and families. She has utilized her skills to build the coalitions necessary to create a unifying vision to solve our communities’ most pressing issues. She has shown her commitment
to fostering open and honest communication with her constituents. If Tip O’Neill is correct that “all politics is local,” then I believe that the skills and passion Sara has utilized in her community work will be an extraordinary benefit to Freeport and Pownal as she advocates for local issues in Augusta. Erik Anderson Freeport
Farber earns Falmouth’s support I am writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. Karen is the only candidate for Town Council who has previously served in an elected position in the Town of Falmouth. She was elected to the Falmouth School Board for two terms and appointed to the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee because she serves with transparency and integrity. Karen does not hold stubbornly to any personal platform. She is a true representative of the people of our town and always takes their expressed preferences and ideas into account when coming to decisions. She’s an open-minded leader and team player. Karen really thinks outside the box to solve problems. How fortunate that Karen is interested in serving in Falmouth on its Town Council. She is the candidate with the proven track record who has earned our vote. Rachel M. Reed Falmouth
Sachs in House District 106 primary I am writing to encourage my friends, co-workers and neighbors in Freeport and Pownal to vote for Melanie Sachs in the Democratic primary for state representative in House District 106. She has a strong background in social services. Her political experience with Sen. George Mitchell is impressive. She is a strong leader
in our community and a outstanding role model for our children. Melanie can often be seen helping and supporting many local community events. I believe our state needs strong leaders with ties directly to its citizens and our concerns. Melanie possesses the qualities needed to represent all of us fairly. She is passionate about listening to our concerns and getting action in Augusta. We will have a strong voice. If you want to see a representative take office who will stand strong for the people of our district and our children's future, Melanie Sachs is our woman. Cheryl Day Zahares Freeport
Gideon should be Freeport Dems’ pick
I urge Freeport Democrats to vote for Sara Gideon for state representative. Sara is committed to assuring the rights of all our citizens and to guarantee that our children have the best education we can provide. Sara is confident in advocating for the issues she feels strongly about. She is someone we can be very proud of. Elizabeth Ruff Freeport
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I am writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. I worked with Karen on the Advisory Committee for the new Elementary School. During that time, I was impressed with Karen’s ability to listen to opposing opinions, ask appropriate clarifying questions and carefully consider the impact on all constituents. She sought out advice from experts when needed and carefully researched any issues that arose. Karen was attuned to the diverse impact the new school would have on the community and was deliberate in her desire to balance those needs with what was best for the community as a whole. I feel Karen would bring and utilize these skills wisely as a member of the Town Council. Clare Harrington Falmouth
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Vote Hinck in Democratic U.S. Senate primary I am supporting Jon Hinck, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. I am impressed with his sincerity, knowledge of issues important to me, and his eagerness to make a difference in Washington. Jon understands that striving toward lower cost energy and lowering our dependence on fossil fuels not only provides jobs today, but strengthens our economy and contributes to job growth in the future. Jon supports providing a well-educated workforce that encourages new and existing businesses to invest in Maine as we compete in the global marketplace. Jon believes that working together will solve problems that must be faced in the near future. If elected, Jon will work hard on our behalf. If you agree that these are important issues and want to see a senator from Maine make a difference in Washington, I urge you to join me and support Jon Hinck in the upcoming Democratic primary. Tom Foley, Cumberland
Early shedders? The reason is clear What’s with the odd reluctance on the part of most of those interviewed by Mario Moretto to just state out loud the almost certain cause of the early appearance of softshell lobsters? As mentioned in the piece, one of the primary reasons for early appearance of soft-shell lobster is warmer-than-normal ocean water temperatures. The water temperatures in Casco Bay have been running a very dramatic four to seven degrees above normal for months, the second-warmest meteorological winter for Portland in recorded history. The warmest March. Secondwarmest April. The explanation is right in front of our very eyes. We all know what it is, because we’re all living through it. So why are most of the lobster experts so reluctant to just say it? Steve McKelvey, Scarborough
U.S. needs stronger energy policy “Blah, blah, blah.” Is this the best President Obama can do for an energy policy? Our “forward-thinking” president continues to slam on the brakes to economic growth when he calls for ending subsidies to the oil industry. Yes, Mr. President, let’s tax the industry pumping $86 million from oil and gas every day – far more than from any other business. And especially in this day of economy of anemic job growth and record deficits. Is this the promise of hope or the reality of hopelessness? And not paying their “fair share”? The oil and gas industry pays close to dollar to dollar to the coffers in Washington. Look at ExxonMobil: in the five years prior to 2010 it paid almost $59 billion in taxes while earning $40.5 billion here in the United States. Do the math: from
2006 to 2010 Exxon paid $1.45 in taxes to every dollar it earned. This isn’t enough? I am standing up today to say “enough.” We need a policy that acknowledges the realities of today’s business climate and does not squelch the lifeblood of the U.S. economic engine. Americans need jobs and a strong energy policy that will carry us forward and not leave us behind. Justin S. Brownwell, Brunswick
Frank’s health-care analysis is flawed The last sentence of Halsey Frank’s recent column describes a limited government health-care environment that I would support. However, his apparent understanding of the U.S. health-care system, foreign systems and alternatives is not consistent with reality. For example, long waits for care in foreign countries only occur in a few countries: England and Canada being the two principal ones, and there critical cases are handled immediately. In Japan there is no wait; people there usually don’t even make an appointment. Furthermore, the World Health Organization rates our system near the bottom of those of other developed countries. We excel only in cost: about 50 percent more of our GDP is spent on health care than France spends, the next on the cost list and the health provider country ranked highest by the WHO. I suggest that Mr. Frank read “The Healing of America” by T.R. Reid, which covers these areas in detail and has extensive supporting references. That read should replace the factually-unsupported “I am skeptical of such claims of vast superiority, and mindful of anecdotes about problems with European national health services ... .” In addition, Mr. Frank expressed concern about “bureaucrats making decisions about who gets what treatment ... .” I would be similarly concerned but I am even more distrustful of insurance company clerks making decisions which are not only inconsistent from company to company but are motivated by profit rather than patient health. Unfortunately, a description of alternatives is beyond the scope of this letter. Ken Mathews, Brunswick
Beem’s position serves those he opposes I typically enjoy Edgar Allen Beem’s cranky columns, but disagree with his recent piece dismissing the relevance of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. In my view, the center’s work since its inception commendably satisfies its objective of “helping fully inform Maine’s citizens regarding the actions of its government and public servants.” To the extent one subscribes, as I do, to the view that power corrupts, it is not surprising that the uncomfortable spotlight of the center’s investigative scrutiny has generally been more embarrassing to Democrats, as for two decades before the Republican sweep in 2010, the Democratic Party
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was the dominant power in state politics and the scope of its patronage machine impressive (Paul Violette was but one of many Democratic Party leaders rolled into highly compensated public sector jobs). In describing the center as a “conservative lapdog,” Beem, a vocal opponent of the LePage administration and its supporters, evidences his apparent view that it is preferable to suppress information embarrassing to one’s political allies than to expose bad practices and conduct likely to score points for political opponents. I believe Beem is misguided in this respect insofar as the cynicism that selectively excuses corrupt and corrupting government practices engaged in by “our side” fails to recognize the destructive anti-government backlash created by exercises of government power favoring some at the expense of others for reasons of political expediency rather than sound public policy. In effect, Beem’s indifference to government accountability serves the interests of those he most despises. Alice E. Knapp, Richmond
Dench’s experience will aid Falmouth
I encourage Falmouth voters to step up and vote for Bryan Dench for Town Council on June 12. Bryan's 37 years of legal service to schools, cities, and towns in addition to being a counselor for many small businesses throughout the state, have prepared him well for serving our great town of Falmouth. Falmouth needs a fiscally prudent voice as well as real-life experience in successfully working with local and state governments to best benefit our community. I believe Bryan Dench will continue to support excellence in our schools and the public services we need, but he will also be for common-sense spending and proper business development. He stands for understanding the needs of our local businesses and our community and most importantly, he has proved it through his years of dedicated service. Jack Heinzman, Falmouth
Farber is right choice for Falmouth
Karen Farber has all the qualities to make an excellent town councilor for Falmouth. Karen is passionate about this community. She has already devoted herself in many ways, especially her outstanding leadership on the School Board. She has a clear vision of Falmouth as a town that values intelligent growth. Karen will bring a respectful and thoughtful presence to the council. Karen is highly organized and hard working. The council deals with complicated issues, and it takes a lot of work to sort through all the information to make smart decisions on our behalf. Karen has always been extremely well prepared and informed. She has also shown that she is fiscally prudent. Finally, Karen is very approachable. She will hear your concerns and take them to heart in her service for the town. Karen Farber is an exemplary candidate for council. John Brautigam, Falmouth
Town of Falmouth Town Council Public Hearing Falmouth Town Hall The Falmouth Town Council will hold a public hearing for informational purposes on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to consider amendments to several sections of the Zoning and Site Plan Review Ordinance to create a Water View Overlay District with special provisions regarding the preservation of water views. This proposal includes a sunset clause to repeal the provision on December 31, 2013.
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May 24, 2012
I’ll clean when I’m dead I think I’ve seen the bottom of my kitchen sink for a total of three hours in the past decade. And I’ve given up any hope of reaching for a spatula while cooking, and actually finding it in the utensil drawer. I already know its location: under the baking sheet under the pot under the pyramid of cereal bowls. In the sink. No Sugar Clutter is not my friend. Neither is cleaning. The cleaning gene somehow failed to be passed down to me. I would rather do just about anything than clean my house. I love having parties and inviting company over; company is merely a vehicle for getting my house clean. I can only clean when under pressure. And even then, I have my limitations. Sandi Amorello I once had a friend come to town, and threw a party to coincide with her visit. Sixteen minutes before my guests were due to arrive, I found her in my bathroom, cleaning the toilet. I, meanwhile, had no problem with the state of my toilet and was flitting around lighting candles and making sure the cloth napkins were artfully folded. I never notice anyone’s toilet when I’m at a party. I do however, notice whether the hors d’oeuvres are presented
in an eye-pleasing, color-coordinated manner. Thankfully, I’ve given birth to three children – one of whom was clearly the result of an immaculate conception, because there’s simply no way he could be the product of any egg and sperm combination from my late husband and myself. Since a young age, it’s been apparent that my oldest son is a miracle – everything in his room is perpendicular, parallel, folded, straightened, arranged, dusted and Windexed. He loves to clean. Drew and I used to look at one another, perplexed, and thank the stork for bringing this wonder of nature into our lives. And now that Harold is a teenager, I’m even more awe-struck. How many mothers are awakened at midnight by the sound of their teenage son vacuuming his room? Without any prompting? How many mothers return from a long car journey, desperate to pee — only to be greeted by a roll of toilet tissue whose end has been folded into a neat little point? Much like at The Four Seasons. Or The Ritz. The last time this happened, I obtained photographic evidence because no one would ever believe me. Unfortunately, Harold’s God-given propensity toward neatness is a gift bestowed upon neither of his siblings. Ophelia’s bedroom can best be described this way: take the contents of a Goodwill store, an antique store, a Sephora store, an art supply store, Barnes and Nobel, and possibly one wing of New York’s Museum of Natural History. Stuff into a cannon and fire into a space the size of a large dog kennel. And there you have it. Disaster.
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Harold’s room is positioned diagonally from hers and if both doors are open, there’s a clean line of vision. This is a rare occurrence, since it causes him to break out in hives. Charles’ room is similar in flavor to Ophelia’s, except the contents of his particular cannon come from a guitar store, GameStop, the CIA’s weaponry arsenal, Dick’s Sporting Goods and a Las Vegas lounge singer’s dressing room. My own room is part cannon fire, part Buddhist monk sanctuary. Depending upon the day of the week. And the phase of the moon. There have been times when I’ve budgeted money for a housekeeper. And truthfully, someone cleaning my home on a weekly basis remains in my top three fantasies. But for someone to clean, you must first unearth the surfaces in need of attention. And that’s too dismal a task on most days. I have a dwarf Belgian bunny renting space in my living room, and three children who are not moving out in the foreseeable future. When they do, I will surely miss them. And perhaps then I might be inspired to clean. But really, I’m thinking just seeing the bottom of the sink will be enough. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Town of Falmouth will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Falmouth Town Hall, Council Chambers at 7:00 pm. This is a public hearing and order relative to renewal of the victualer licenses for: American Legion Post #154, Bernie’s Place, Bernie’s Foreside, Black Cherry Provisions, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Circle K # 7601, Cork & Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, European Bakery, Falmouth By the Sea, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Country Club, Falmouth House of Pizza, Falmouth Little League, Falmouth Schools Food Service, Falmouth Sea Grill, Family Ice Center, Foreside Community Church, Gus Gluten Free Bakery, Handy Boat Service, Hannaford Bros., Harmon’s Lunch, Holy Martyrs, Hug’s Italian Restaurant, Kaleidoscope Pie Company, Leavitt & Sons, Lotus Chinese Restaurant, McDonalds, Mother’s Mountain, Nina’s Variety, Nouria Energy, Personal Touch Catering, Portland Country Club, Portland Yacht Club, Professional Catering, Wendy’s, Ricetta’s, Rite Aid, Shaw’s, Starbucks, Subway, Super Scoops, Cookie Gallery, Foreside Tavern, Woodlands, Town Landing Market, Grab a Byte Café, Waldo’s, Wal-Mart, West Falmouth Baptist Church. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard at that time. For more information please contact the Clerks office at 7815253. Ellen Planer Falmouth Town Clerk
May 24, 2012
When conscience comes too late There’s something about coming to the end of one’s days that focuses the attention. When all pretense is stripped bare, when there’s no further need to posture, when approval, status, and earthly reward become meaningless, even the mighty – perhaps especially the mighty – look back upon their lives and repent their hubris, their words, their deeds and the certainty with which they staked their claims, excoriated their op-
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ponents, and implemented their policies. Sometimes these recantations are moving and heartwrenching; in other cases they’re too little, too late. The damage is done, the swath of ruin too wide to excuse and ignore. In all cases, though, we’re left to wonder how different things might have been, if only ... . This past week, one of the more celebrated psychiatrists of our time, Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, issued a public apology. Now 80 and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the man many consider the father of modern psychiatry wrote that he “owed an apology to the gay community” for a study he conducted decades ago that gave rise to so-called “reparative therapy” that could “cure” homosexuality. The study’s methods and conclusions were improper, Spitzer acknowledged, nor were his published findings peer-reviewed. Yet such was Spitzer’s reputation and certainty that his
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conclusions were nonetheless accepted by many in the treatment community. Forceful, dogmatic and oh-so-sure of himself, Spitzer stared down his critics. Today he can barely hold his head up owing to the Parkinson’s, and he has chosen this time to apologize. Sad to say, however, despite many red flags raised by his peers, before illness and his own sense of mortality overcame him, the study and its conclusions wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of confused and troubled young people who were “suggested” into reparation therapies that promised a so-called cure. Of course, Spitzer isn’t the first to have had an epiphany as he stared death in the face. The ruthless Republican continued next page
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Global Matters from previous page political operative Lee Atwater, architect of the infamous Willie Horton campaign against Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, also experienced pangs of conscience as he lay on his deathbed. In the 1988 presidential campaign Atwater successfully painted Dukakis as soft on crime and simultaneously played the race card by showing grainy footage of African American inmates exiting a prison through a revolving gate, while an ominous voice intoned that Dukakis, through a prison furlough program, had allowed at least one murderer (Horton) back on the streets, where he soon killed again. Nor was the Horton incident Atwater’s only scorchedearth success. In an earlier campaign he destroyed a candidate by referring to that candidate’s adolescent electroshock therapy, suggesting that the candidate had had “psychotic treatment” and had been “hooked up to jumper cables.” He was also credited with developing a race-driven Southern strategy to help GOP candidate Ronald Reagan win the presidency. Then, suddenly stricken with a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, Atwater apparently found solace in religion and began apologizing publicly to the many whose careers and lives he had wrecked. He died shortly thereafter, but too late for those whose reputations and careers lay in tatters and for the country whose course he changed. And before Atwater there was Robert McNamara, secretary of defense to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. McNamara, the articulate and unflappable wunderkind who engineered the United States’ protracted and catastrophic war in Vietnam, took pride in his relentless effort to prevent a Communist takeover of South Vietnam, whatever the cost; 58,000 Americans, more than a million North Vietnamese and nearly 300,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died, with many more wounded in action – not to speak of the civilian casualties. McNamara, later in life, was haunted by the utter futility of the war and his failure to understand that it could not be won. He was haunted, too, by his role in the second World War and in particular the firebombing of Tokyo, which claimed the lives of 100,000 Japanese civilians. In the end, he, too, made public acts of contrition, accepting responsibility and acknowledging his guilt in the needless deaths of so many. His obituary in The New York Times noted that towards the end of his life, McNamara walked the streets of Washington, unkempt and in a kind of daze. We humans are a peculiar species. Uniquely possessed of the concept of morality, we develop complex systems of ethics and then spend our lives subverting and circumventing them.
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Baseball is in the cards Last month, Carolyn and I took our grandson Jackson to his first Red Sox game. You might not think a 22-month-old would be a great baseball fan, but Jackson is. He paid pretty close attention to what was going on down on the field for almost two hours before The Universal he lost interest. The fact that the Sox hit five home runs, prompting spontaneous outbursts of cheers, music, dancing, and clapping, helped. The fact that his favorite players, Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, were among the homer hit parade made it even better. I hadn’t been to a game at Fenway Park for quite a few years Edgar Allen Beem and it took a while to get over the initial sticker shock. Fortunately, we were given the four $55 tickets, but it cost $50 to park, $8.50 per beer, another $40 to $50 for Fenway Franks, ice cream, popcorn, and pizza, and $30 for a youth-size Red Sox jersey, not to mention gas and tolls. The jersey is a little big for him, so I’m assuming he’ll get a couple of seasons out of it before he outgrows it. Jackson looks a lot like Pedroia, but catcher Saltalamacchia is his all-time favorite, to the extent that someone who’s not yet 2 can have an all-time anything. Teammates call Saltalamacchia “Salty,” but Jackson calls him “Machy.” Daughter Hannah tells me Jackson carries his Jarrod Saltalamacchia baseball card with him everywhere and thinks every man he sees in a Sox cap is “Machy.” The $8.95 I spent at Don’s Sports Card Center in Portland for a set of 15 2012 Boston Red Sox cards is probably the best investment I’ve made this year. Jackson loves them, I get the credit, and Hannah gets to tell him who they are over and over and over again.
As the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, this would not be a bad time to remember that policies are for today, but conscience is forever. As the poet and novelist D.H. Lawrence put it, “There is no complete forgetting, even in death.”
Browsing through the cards at Don’s card shop sure brought back memories. Like just about every kid I knew, I collected Topps baseball cards, four or five cards and a stick of bubble gum for five cents. Between about 1957 and 1961, I managed to amass several shoe boxes full of baseball cards. I’d sort them by team, sometimes by position, create personal AllStar teams, and trade the duplicates with my buddies. There’s something about a baseball card that makes you feel you have a personal investment in the play, more so even than wearing the team cap or the player’s jersey. Those wonderful little cards disappeared with my youth. I believe I only attended one Red Sox game when I was a kid and the players I liked best growing up were the ones I saw play that summer day in 1957 – Ted Williams, Jackie Jensen, Jimmy Piersall, Frank Malzone, Ike Delock, Tommy Brewer, and Sammy White. The Sox always seem to come up with long, lanky catchers and White was my Saltalamacchia. In the long, tall backstop brigade there was also Haywood Sullivan, who went on to become the Red Sox general manager, and eventually Carlton Fisk, whose 12thinning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series is still my most joyous Red Sox memory, despite the fact that the Sox lost the series. Back when I was collecting cards, you essentially had to buy a pig in a poke. You put down your nickel and you took your chances. You might a get a few bums and duplicates or you might get that Don Buddin card you’d been after. It took forever to collect an entire team. These days, you can purchase entire Major League Baseball card sets. That’s a lot of cards. There were only 16 teams in the major leagues when I was a kid, 400 players in all. Now there are 30 teams with 750 players. I’m thinking about getting Jackson a set of 2012 cards for his birthday in July, but, truth be told, it’s a 1957 set I wish I still had. Full set of 2012 baseball cards, $54.99. Still having your own ’57 set, priceless. 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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Summonses 5/11 at 11:29 p.m. Alexander Parenteau, 19, of Pine Ridge Road, North Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Winn Road by officer Jeffrey Pardue on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 5/11 at 11:29 p.m. Shane Arnold, 19, of Stowell Brook Road, North Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Winn Road by Officer Jeffrey Pardue on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
Wishful thinking A customer at Zeus's Closet, 240 Route 1, tried on a dress that was a little too tight. When she became stuck in the dress and required assistance removing it, store employees cut the dress off of her. After the dress was removed, employees asked her to pay $70 for the ruined garment and wouldn't let her leave until she paid. Lieutenant John Kilbride and Officer Phillip Hatch arrived on scene and established that the employees cut off the dress and the customer did not need to pay.
Summonses 5/9 at 11:45 p.m. Matthew Ray, 18, of Foreside Road, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Foreside Road on a charge of transporting liquor as a minor. 5/10 at 5:39 p.m. Andrew Culpovich, 41, of Lakeside Drive, Windham, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Goose Pond Road on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days. 5/12 at 5:45 p.m. Daniel Villacci, 25, of Keene Road, Windham, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Main Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 5/15 at 8 p.m. Mark Bradford Emmons, 51, of Largo, Fla., was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Fulmer on Foreside Road on a charge of operating after suspension.
Fire calls 5/11 at 9:43 p.m. Smoke investigation on Deans Way. 5/12 at 4:17 p.m. Police assist at Gray and Blackstrap roads. 5/14 at 8:31 a.m. Power lines issue on Greely Road. 5/17 at 1:22 a.m. Fire drill on Tuttle Road.
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5/12 at 7:21 p.m. Gasoline spill on Interstate 295.
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St. Ann Street, Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons on East Elm Street by Officer Joshua Robinson on a charge of unlawful use of a permit.
You deserve a break today 5/17 at 11:10 p.m. Police responding to a call about suspicious activity at a Route 1 business discovered a parked car occupied by a man eating a fast food meal.
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Freeport Arrests Freeport Police reported no arrests or summonses May 15-21.
Far flung fraud 5/17 at 4:04 p.m. Owners of a Lower Main Street business discovered fraudulent use of a corporate credit card in California. Their bank has been notified to cancel the card.
Growing enterprise 5/19 at 12:32 p.m. A vendor selling flowers from the back of a pickup truck on Pine Street was told to move on because they lacked a vending license.
Fire calls 5/16 at 6:49 p.m. Alarm call on Iris Lane. 5/17 at 3:41 p.m. Vehicle crash on Lower Main Street. 5/18 at 2:42 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 5/18 at 9:52 a.m. Alarm call on East Street. 5/19 at 5:57 p.m. Alarm call at South Freeport Road and Pine Street. 5/21 at 7:01 a.m. Alarm call on Wolfe's Neck Road.
eMS Freeport emergency services responded to 19 calls May 15-21.
YArMouth Arrests 5/16 at 8:17 a.m. Jeffrey Keefer, 34, of Main Street, South Portland, was arrested on Gilman Road by Officer Michael Pierce on outstanding warrants from another agency. 5/20 at 8:24 p.m. Scott A. Gallant, 50, of School Street, Bowdoinham, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Joshua Robinson on charges of operating under the influence and operation of a defective vehicle.
Summonses 5/16 at 7:02 p.m. Christian Olson, 51, of Peter Vier Road, Durham, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Roger Moore on charges of improper passing and failure to stop at a signal. 5/20 at 2:25 p.m. Diego J. Martinez, 21, of Lisbon Street, Lewiston, was issued a summons on East Elm Street by Officer Joshua Robinson on a charge of operating without a license. 5/20 at 2:25 p.m. Katie L. Stevens, 19, of
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No love lost 5/18 at 8:31 a.m. Vandals allegedly knocked over a bench and bicycle racks and took down nets at the Yarmouth High School tennis courts.
All is quiet 5/18 at 7:21 p.m. Worries about vandalism at a Lafayette Street boatyard turned out to be unfounded.
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The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. from the American Legion Post, 65 Depot Road, proceed to Foreside Road and continue south on Foreside Road to Pine Grove Park where ceremonies will include guest speaker Senator Richard Woodbury and performances by the Falmouth Middle and High School bands and choruses. Refreshments will be served on the lawn of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. For further information please call Art Frederiksen at 781-4709 or Diane Moore at 699-5350 or 781-2366.
Fire calls 5/14 at 2:27 p.m. Smoke investigation on Burnell Drive. 5/18 at 5:04 p.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1. 5/19 at 11:57 a.m. Unpermitted fire on East Main Street.
eMS Yarmouth emergency services responded to 22 calls May 14-20.
ATTENTION VOTERS of FREEPORT
The State Primary & RSU 5 Budget Validation Referendum Election will be held on June 12, 2012. The polls will be open from: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Freeport High School Gymnasium.
The Town Clerk & Voter Registrar will be available at the Freeport Town Hall located at 30 Main Street during the hours of: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on Tuesday, June 5th until 7:00 p.m.,
5/19 at 11:03 p.m. Hazardous materials response on Goldenrod Road, ink discovered in a bottle.
and at the polls on Election Day for the purposes of voter registration and absentee voting.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. unless the voter qualifies for a special circumstances application
Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported in North Yarmouth May 14-20.
North Yarmouth emergency services responded to three calls May 15-21.
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Frank A. Knight, 103: Herbie’s beloved caretaker YARMOUTH — Frank A. Knight, 103, died on May 14 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Knight was born in Pownal on Oct. 17, 1908, to Frank A Knight and Kate Hodson Knight. He attended school in Pownal and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy. His education continued at the University of Maine, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in forestry. After working in the paper industry, he
began his own business as a pulpwood and timber dealer, land clearing contractor and blueberry grower. In 1933 he married Frances Mann of Knight Yarmouth. They were married more than 60 years before her death in 1994. He was active in community affairs and
served in many positions. Knight was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church for more than 60 years and treasurer of the Ministerial Fund for more than 30 years. He also was a member of the first Yarmouth Planning Board and the Conservation Committee. He served as a trustee for North Yarmouth Academy for 26 years, as well as at the Merrill Memorial Library, Riverside Cemetery and the Robert W. Boyd Award Fund. In 1983, Knight was publicly honored with
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the Latchstring Award for service to the community. In 1956, Knight was appointed as a volunteer tree warden for the town of Yarmouth, a position he held for over 52 years. He may be best remembered for his work and dedication to help care for and preserve elm trees, specifically the largest elm tree in New England, “Herbie.” In 2010 he was honored to be named the Grand Marshall of the Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade. Knight is survived by his son, Richard, and his wife, Joyce, of North Yarmouth; grandchildren Daniel and his wife, Sara, and Andrea Knight; two great-grandchildren Maddie and Anna; and niece, Meredith Dalessandro. A memorial service was held on May 19 at the First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth.
William Goodrich Lyford, 75
CUMBERLAND — William Goodrich Lyford, 75, died on April 30 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice house with his wife by his side. He was born in Presque Isle on June 5, 1936, to Charles W. and Anna L. Lyford. He grew up in Presque Isle and graduated from the local high school. Lyford He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree of science in education from Farmington State Teacher’s College in 1958. After serving time in the U.S. Army, he returned to college and received his master’s degree in education from Boston University in 1962. Lyford’s first teaching job was in the Consolidated Elementary School in Baldwin, where he was the first male principal. He later moved to Alaska, where he spent 30 years working in elementary education. He was a beloved hockey and track coach during his tenure in Alaska. During summer vacations, he worked in Valdez on the Alyeska Pipeline and at Egegik helping to run the can shop, among other positions. One of his proudest accomplishments was climbing Mount McKinley in June 1974. While in Alaska, Lyford obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed his flying experiences. He also enjoyed playing ice hockey and hunting. He retired in June 1987 and that summer took a trip of a lifetime, flying and touring parts of Australia. After his trip he left Alaska and moved back to Maine. When he returned home, he worked for for about seven years at the Maine Youth Center and was a substitute teacher in Cumberland and Yarmouth. His family and friends will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Lyford was predeceased by his parents and his brother, James A Lyford. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughters, Laurel E. Judy and her huscontinued next page
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Obituaries from previous page band, Kent, and their children Taylor and Trevor and Elizabeth Saunders and her husband, Scott, and their children Aiden and Piper; stepchildren Glen E. Darling and his wife, Vicki, and their children Angela and Bryce and Sonya J. Lafortune and her husband, Richard, and their daughter, Monica; three step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Lyford; nephews Timothy and Hal Lyford and their families; and his longtime friend, Alan Boone. Visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 1 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, followed by a funeral service at 12 p.m. Private burial will take place after the ceremony at Moss Side Cemetery in Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lyford’s name may be made to the Casco Bay Hockey Association, c/o Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7482, Portland, ME 04112 or Cumberland Fire & Rescue Department, 366 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center, ME 04021.
Ruth Pullen Ristich, 97 NORTH YARMOUTH — Ruth Pullen Ristich, 97, died at her home on May 7. She was the last surviving child of Leon Cecil Pullen and Julia Madelon Mellen. She graduated from Portland High School in 1933 and attended Westbrook Junior Ristich College and Harrisonburg Virginia State Teachers College (James Madison University). From 1937 to 1940, she taught home economics at Crozet High School in Virginia. She later moved to work for the University of New Hampshire as a home demonstration agent in Carroll
County. Driving across the state in her station wagon, she taught workshops on practical domestic science skills, helping homemakers save money by teaching skills such as canning, upholstering and sewing. In 1942, she joined the first class of 440 women officers and became a First Lieutenant in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She met her future husband, Samuel S. Ristich, while on a tour of duty in Bermuda. They were married in November of 1945. After their wedding, they moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where she completed her master’s degree in textiles and clothing from Cornell University. She returned to teaching home economics after her five children were born. Every summer she would pack up the children and they would visit relatives in Maine. Ristich also enjoyed antique glass collecting and quilt making. She belonged to the Fortnightly Club, the Victorian Society of Maine, the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Historical Society, Yarmouth Historical Society, North Yarmouth Historical Society, The Jones Museum, Calico Quilters, Pine Tree State Quilters and the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth. Her family and friends will remember her as a loving mother and wife and as someone who truly enjoyed people and helping others. She is survived by her children, Julianne Malm and her husband, Robert, May Ristich, Stephen Dwight Ristich and his partner, Joanne Chessey, Ruthie Ristich, Josephine Ristich and Bonnie Bump; grandchildren Damian OddessGillette, Eliza Carrington, Samuel Penson, Larissa Penson, Marcie Ristich, Jolene Bouffier; and great-grandchildren Emmilia and Brody Carrington. The family would like to thank her caregivers Caryl Widdowson, Kathie McGonagle, Bonnie Bump, Diane Pitcher, Leon Wojno, Gina Auger, Linda Russell,
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Sean Russell, Lori Walker and Hospice of Southern Maine. Visiting hours will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at 731 Sligo Road, North Yarmouth. Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ruth Pullen Ristich Fund, First Universalist Church, 97 Main Street Yarmouth, ME 04096.
Jean Dyer, 89 CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Jean Dyer, 89, died May 16. She was born Oct. 21, 1923, the daughter of Clarence and Elva Lombard of Dedham, Mass. As a child she spent her summer son Chebeague Island. She was a graduate of Bates College, class of 1943 and served as secretary of her class from graduation until her death. Before marrying Henry Dyer, she worked in the publishing industry in Boston. After they were married, the couple moved permanently to Chebeague. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Dyer will be remembered for her active engagement in the civic affairs of the island community. She was an active member of the Chebeague United Methodist Church and taught school on the island for 18 years. She was a tireless advocate for the organization of the Casco Bay Island Transit district and worked hard for approval for things like mainland parking
for island residents. She had a passionate interest in the preservation of sustainable island communities and was a relentless advocate for the environmental health of Casco Bay, serving on the Board of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership from its inception. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Casco Bay Estuary Partnership in 2005 for her work for the protection of Casco Bay. Dyer lived and enjoyed the last seven months of her life at Chebeague Island Commons. She is survived by her son, Willard Dyer of Chebeague Island. A memorial service will take place on May 24 at 1 p.m. at the Chebeague United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chebeague United Methodist Church.
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athlete on the Falmouth indoor and outdoor track teams. He has also been named an AP scholar with Honor, and recognized for his efforts in Model U.N., biology, and math. Toby will be attending Middlebury College and plans to major in biochemistry.
Falmouth High School top ten percent Toby Aicher is the son of Peter Aicher and Belinda Osier. He is an active member of the Falmouth Service Club, Environmental Action Committee and Student Council. Toby is a captain of the Falmouth Debate Aicher Team and a varsity
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Jane Yoon is the daughter of Jeong Kyo and Sun Young Yoon. She is the recipient of the Princeton Book Award of Maine, the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Award. Jane has been named an AP Scholar, a National Merit Commended Scholar, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a four-year member of the Falmouth High Yoon
School service club and swim team, as well as the Seals Swimming Club. In addition to the high school’s concert band and choir, Jane has played the flute for the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has been a volunteer at Mercy Hospital, the Maine Audubon Society, and is a teacher at the Korean Language School of Maine. Jane will attend Northwestern University this fall. Harrison Van der Kloot is the son of Tom and Cathy Van der Kloot of Falmouth. He is a member of the National Honor Society, received the Bates Book Award, and was recognized as an AP Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar. He is a four-year member of FIRST robotics mechaniVan der Kloot cal and spirit teams. He played baritone saxophone in the concert band and Jazz ensemble, played tennis and ultimate frisbee, and is an active member of the math team and “Nothing,” the Falmouth Improv Comedy Troupe. Harry is an active Ronald McDonald House volunteer. Harry is planning to attend Haverford College in the fall and major in biology. Benjamin Shapiro is the son of Barbara Carlin and Ira Shapiro. He likes to eat pizza, and to hang out with his friends
and his dog, Ruby. He is an entrepreneur and an inventor, of sorts, and has his hand in numerous businesses. He has dabbled in the corporate world, but only Shapiro at the level of a crew member of McDonalds. He aspires for more. Benjamin plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall and major in physics.
William Robinson is the son of Bill and Lissa Robinson. Will is a member of the National Honor Society, the recipient of the Harvard Book Award, and he has been recognized for high achievement in Math, English and French. Will has been a varsity member of Robinson the Nordic ski, cross country, indoor track, and tennis teams and participated on student council and the executive board. He volunteers at the high school’s tutoring center as a peer tutor and with the Maine Medical Center Junior Volunteer program. Will plans to attend the University of Vermont in the fall, where he will be a member of the Honors College majoring in biology, and minoring in music.
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TOWN OF CUMBERLAND JUNE 12, 2012 ELECTION NOTICE Absentee Ballots for the June 12, 2012, Municipal, Referendum, and MSAD #51 Budget Validation Referendum Election will be available on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Town Clerk’s Ofﬁce at Cumberland Town Hall. Registered voters may vote in person or contact the Town Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 829-5559 to receive a ballot by mail. Telephone requests must be made by the voter only. Monday-Wednesday Thursday
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Top 10 from previous page Reid Pryzant is the son of Rodger and Eydie Pryzant. He was a sister city delegate to Shinigawa, Japan, 2011 Stanford Reischauer Scholar, and Princeton High School Diplomat. Reid has been recognized for biology, innovation & creativity, environmental stewardship, English, and creative writing. He Pryzant was a member of the National Honor Society and named an AP scholar. He was accepted to Middlebury’s New England Young Writer’s Conference for his poetry and is an editor-inchief of the school newspaper. A hurdler and jumper on the track team, he was a captain his senior year, three time state champion, seven time conference champion, school record holder, winter 2011 Forecaster most outstanding male athlete, and 2012 WMC male field events MVP. Reid plays trombone for the band and the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. Reid is a member of the Environmental Action Committee and is a licensed beekeeper. He will attend Williams College in the fall. Conor McGrory is the son of Lori and Brian McGrory. He is a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, Xerox Award for Innovation and Dartmouth College Book Award recipient. He has been recognized for achievement in mathematics, chemistry and poetry. Conor is a four year varsity McGrory member and co-captain of the state champion cross-country team, and is also a varsity member of the Nordic ski and track teams. He is an Eagle Scout, member of FIRST Robotics Team 172, pit-band bassist for FHS the-
www.theforecaster.net ater and was named to the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Conor enjoys writing music and performing bass and keyboards with his rock band, Phantom Companion, and jazz band, the Quarter Dozen. Conor will attend Princeton University in the fall and plans to major in mathematics. Lee Martin Larson IV is the son of Lee and Analiese Larson. He is a National Merit Finalist, an AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, and has been recognized for excellence in mathematics, history, and english. Lee is the vice president of the student council and active in Larson the theater company and school choral ensembles. In addition, he is a captain of the varsity debate team, a National Tournament qualifier in Public Forum debate and was awarded the Arthur N. Rupe scholarship for academic achievement. He enjoys running and playing French horn, piano, and singing with his band. Lee received the Nancy Susan Reynolds scholarship to study at Wake Forest University next fall, where he will major in business enterprise and management. Analise Kump is the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Kump. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the recipient of the Colby College Book Award for Outstanding Academic & Personal Achievement, and has been on the High Honor Roll every semester throughout her four years of high Kump school. The summer following her junior year, Analise represented Falmouth High School at Maine Dirigo Girls State. She is active in the Environmental Action Committee, Key Club, French Club, and a member of the 2011 Maine State Championship Debate
team. Analise has played on the Varsity Tennis Team for four years and has been named a Western Maine State Conference First Team Tennis All-Star every year. In addition, she was named the Forecaster Spring Female Athlete of the Year in 2010. She also volunteers as a tennis clinic assistant for various clinics such as the USTA Regional Training Centers. Analise will be attending Stonehill College in the fall in their Moreau Honors Program and plans to major in political science/liberal arts. She will also be playing for the women’s tennis team.
Aaron Kane is the son of Emily and David Kane. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and has been recognized for excellence and achievement in mathematics, English, and history, as well as being a National Merit Commended Scholar. He Kane has served as mentor for the Falmouth Middle School FIRST Lego League team for three years, and continued next page
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from previous page has been an active member of the high school FIRST robotics team for four years. Aaron enjoys academics, language, reading, and hobby modeling. He will attend the Honors College at the University of Vermont where he plans to major in Asian studies and Japanese. Sarah Hemphill is the daughter of Caleb and Rebecca Hemphill. She has been recognized for achievement in math and science, is a member of the National Honor Society, and was named a National Merit Commended Scholar and a Presidential Scholar Nominee. Sarah spent the fall of her junior year at Chewonki
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Catherine Hebson is the daughter of Margaret and Charles Hebson. She has been recognized for excellence in math, history, english, and Spanish, is a member of Hebson the National Honor Society, received the Smith College Book Award, was named a Presidential Scholar Nominee, and was chosen for the Maine Youth Leadership Conference. Catherine is editor of the school newspaper and captain of the field hockey, Nordic, and outdoor track teams. She also participated in the Service Club, Natural Helpers, Outing Club, set design for the Theatre Company and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and at OceanView. Catherine is attending Brown University in the fall and will major in civil engineering. Kyle Grigel is the son of Garry and Lindy Grigel. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar, and a member of the National Honor Society. He is treasurer of the Executive Board, tutors inside and outGrigel side of school, and has performed stage hypnosis shows to benefit both Safe Passage and the Class of 2012. During the school year he competes in cross-country, Nordic skiing, and outdoor track. Kyle is an avid debater, and has won a number of
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Timothy Follo is the son of Tim and Mary Follo. He is the salutatorian of his class and has been given honors for science, math, and history. Since his junior year he has been an editor of the school newspaper Follo “The Mast”. Tim has also been a member of the cross country, Nordic skiing, and outdoor track teams throughout high school. In his free time, Tim volunteers, dabbles in art and music (guitar), and wins games of RISK. Tim will attend Yale University in the fall and plans to major in computer science and economics.
Laney Evers is the daughter of Jim and Cathy Evers. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Falmouth Service Club, an AP Scholar with Honor, and recipient of the George Eastman Young Leaders Award and Rotary Club Student Humanitarian Award. She was continued next page
TOWN OF FALMOUTH ELECTION NOTICE VOTER REGISTRATION The REGISTRAR will be in session at Town Hall during the following days and times: Thursday May 31 ............................ 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday June 4 ................................ 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday June 5 ................................ 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday June 6 ........................... 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday June 7 .............................. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The REGISTRAR will be in session at the polling place, Falmouth High School Gym, 74 Woodville Road on Election Day, Tuesday, June 12, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. These sessions are for the purpose of accepting new registrations and name and address changes in preparation for the Election June 12, 2012. Voter registrations will also be accepted by the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours, Monday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Absentee Ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. If you would like to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail please contact the Clerk’s office at 781-5253 x 5320 telephone requests must be made by the registered voter only. Absentee Ballots will be processed the day before Election at 10:00 am and on Election Day starting at 11:00 am and continuing until all ballots have been processed. The LAST day to request an ABSENTEE BALLOT or vote ABSENTEE will be Thursday, June 7. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on June 12, 2012. Falmouth’s town wide polling place is located at: Falmouth High School Gym, 74 Woodville Road. –‑ Ellen Planer, Town Clerk
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Top 10 from previous page just named one of twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes across the country by Foot Locker and DoSomething.Org. Laney is co-founder and President of the board of a non-profit Evers organization, The Taylor Memorial Fund, which has raised $38,000 for children affected by domestic violence across Maine. She is a senior all-star and co-captain of the varsity volleyball team and senior all-star and tri-captain of the varsity basketball team. She enjoys spending her time outdoors and volunteering at Camp Sunshine and Ronald McDonald House. Laney plans to attend Duke University in the fall majoring in biology. Evan Eklund is the son of Wayne and Ginny Eklund. He is an active member of the Service Club where he served as treasurer and is the current president. He was part of a service team to Safe Passage in Guatemala and was a volunteer at Maine Medical Center. As co-chair of Model Eklund U. N., Evan received several awards. He attended Dirigo Boys State and was chosen for the James Boyle scholarship. He belongs to the National
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the high school tutoring center, and is tutoring an immigrant in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship exam. He is a pending Eagle Scout candidate. His project involves the clean up and restoration of a Revolutionary War era cemetery. Sean is interested in sailing, hiking, skiing, biking and canoeing, and plans to paddle the Allagash River this summer. Sean will attend Dartmouth College, where he plans to study government. Hannah Brown is the daughter of Philip and Cheryl Brown. She is a member of the National Honor Society, recipient of the Wellesley College Book Award, and has been recognized for her achievements in English, science, and math. Hannah has participated in many of the drawing and painting classes offered
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Good Deeds The Freeport Community Improvement Association recently granted the Freeport Community Library $4,000 to renovate its courtyard. Over the past 15 years, the
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original landscaping for the courtyard has outgrown the space and the fence which was intended to define the new courtyard discouraged its use. The grant from the Freeport Community Improvement Association will allow the library to add plants better suited to the space, move shrubs, relocate the entrance way and remove the existing fence. The 13th Annual Stars of Hope program at The Highlands and Highland Green recently raised $1,035 to the Alzheimer's Association. Residents and others in the community donated at a rate of $10 per star. John Wasileski, the owner and developer of both communities, also joined in the giving and matched the donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Hospice of Southern Maine received $50,000 as a part of the proceeds from the Hannaford Charity Auction which took place last November. The donation will
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allow Hospice of Southern Maine to continue to provide quality care for individuals throughout southern Maine. Gelato Fiasco recently donated $3,367 to the Brunswick Teen Center. The donation was a result of the company's annual Scoop-a-Thon and this year's donation was $600 more than last year. On average, one dish or pint was served every 46 seconds for the entire twelve-hour event.
Awards Mid Coast Hospital was recently awarded a silver level award from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for its efforts in helping to change the community culture around tobacco-free zones. Signs around the hospital communicate the smoke-free policy. The hospital hopes its efforts will help patients who are smokers quit. Matthew Jude Barker was recently the recipient of the Irish Echo's annual 40 Under 40 Award. An Irish-American newspaper, the Echo picks 40 people under the age of 40 who have contributed to their community. Barker was also given the newspaper's Young Ambassador Award which is given to five of the 40 who the newspaper call the "leaders of the future."
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Stephen Rogers was recently appointed principal of Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland; he has been serving in a oneyear position as principal since last July. Carolyn VanBeek-Outwin was recently elected president of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. She is the first woman elected to the presidency. R.M. Davis Inc. recently named Geoffrey Alexander as its new president. Alexander has been with the firm since 1997 as vice president and portfolio manager and has worked alongside the firm's founder and CEO, Robert M. Davis. Benjamin E. Marcus was recently appointed as the managing director of Drummond Woodsum. Marcus has been with the firm for the past 25 years and has served on the Board of Directors for the last 10 of those years. As a member of the business services group, his law practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and commercial litigation.
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Karen Frink Wolf, a partner at Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Amy Abel of Portland's Choice Realty recently obtained her associate brokers license. William Van Twisk, owner of Will Van Mediations and Brunswick Realty, recently completed a specialized course in short sales and foreclosures conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.
Dr. Nathan Corbell recently opened Seacoast Vision Eye Care at 25 Hannaford Drive in Hannaford Plaza off Route 1 in Scarborough. Beginning August 1, Dr. Kristen Haddon, Dr. Andrew Tenenbaum and Dr. Margaret Zamboni along with pediatric nurse practitioner Karen Weiss will join InterMed to open a new pediatric office at 100 Foden Road in South Portland.
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Regular season winding down (Ed. Note: For the complete Greely-Falmouth baseball and Falmouth-Cape Elizabeth, NYAYarmouth and Yarmouth-Scarborough boys’ lacrosse game stories, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer It’s almost playoff time in the Forecaster Country. While outdoor track is already primed to kick off its postseason (please see story), the tennis regular season is over and baseball, softball and lacrosse will be done by next Wednesday. Here’s a glimpse at what’s happened, where things stand and what’s left on the agenda:
Tennis Falmouth’s dominance of the local girls’ tennis world continued over the weekend. With the Yachtsmen about to finish another undefeated regular season and lock up the top seed for the upcoming playoffs and with three singles players still alive in the state tournament, it was Falmouth’s doubles players’ turn to shine in the Western Maine Conference championships, held at Falmouth Saturday. Both Yachtsmen tandems, defending champions Steffi Rothweiler and Abby Payson and Katie Ryan and Marlena Lantos, reached the finals, where Rothweiler and Payson repeated with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph. Falmouth has now produced the doubles champions five years running and in each of the past six tournaments (the 2006 and 2007 tourneys were rained out). Greely’s Marina Goding and Sarah Gooch won the consolation
final, 8-4, over Cape Elizabeth’s Sarah Bosworth and Deedee Curran. As a team, Falmouth improved to 11-0 with yet another 5-0 win, this one over defending Class C champion Waynflete Monday. The Yachtsmen looked to cap a fourth straight perfect regular season with a potential 73rd successive match win in the finale Tuesday against visiting York. Falmouth will be the top seed for the tournament. Yarmouth was 9-2 and second heading into Tuesday’s home finale versus North Yarmouth Academy. Greely improved to 8-3 and third after a 5-0 win at Freeport Monday. The Rangers closed Tuesday at home against Fryeburg. Freeport finished 2-10 with the loss to Greely. The Falcons were 14th in the Heals at press time and will fall short of the postseason. NYA entered the week winners of two straight, 5-0 over Old Orchard Beach and 3-2 against York, but sat 10th in Western C with a 3-7 mark (only the top nine teams qualify for the playoffs). The Panthers were at Yarmouth Tuesday and Lake Region Wednesday. NYA is hoping to extend its run of postseason appearances to 15 years. On the boys’ side, Falmouth was second to Lincoln Academy in the Western B Heals with a 10-0 mark as of Tuesday morning after Monday’s 5-0 win over Fryeburg. Freeport is closing in on its first playoff berth since 2006. The Falcons were 4-7 and seventh in the region entering Wednesday’s finale versus York. Yarmouth finished 4-8 after a 3-0 loss at York. The Clippers were eighth in
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Falmouth senior Mitch Tapley turns the corner on a Cape Elizabeth defender during the teams’ showdown last week. Tapley scored five goals, including the 100th of his career, and the Yachtsmen held on for a 14-12 win.
the Heals and are likely playoffbound. Greely will fall short. The Rangers (1-10 and 11th) finished at home versus four-time defending Class C champion Waynflete Wednesday. In Western C, resurgent NYA will qualify for the first time since 2007. The Panthers (6-4 and ninth in the standings) closed at Falmouth Tuesday and Fryeburg Wednesday. The postseason begins Tuesday with the preliminary round. The quarterfinals are May 31 and semifinals June 2. All of those matches will be hosted by the higher seeded teams. The regional
finals are June 6 at Bates College in Lewiston. The state finals are June 9 at Colby College in Waterville. The singles tournament resumes Friday with the Round of 48 prelims and Round of 32. Saturday is the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. The semifinals and championship matches will be held Monday at Colby. Local boys’ players Justin Brogan and Brendan McCarthy of Falmouth and Burke Paxton of NYA, along with females Annie Criscione, Analise Kump and Olivia Kump of Falmouth, Sarah Jordan of NYA and Hannah Pot-
By Michael Hoffer The fun is about to begin in earnest for local runners, jumpers and throwers. The regular season came to a close Friday and next up are conference championship meets Saturday and the state meets the following weekend. Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth traveled to Cape Elizabeth Friday for the Cumberland County Classic. The Yachtsmen took first place on the boys’ side with 150.5 points, while the Rangers (67) were second and Clippers (15) fourth. Falmouth event winners included Reid Pryzant in the 110 hurdles (15.4 seconds), Jacob Buhelt in the 100 (11 seconds) and the 200 (23.00), Andy Roukey
in the racewalk (10 minutes, 55 seconds), Grant Burfeind in the long jump (19 feet, 1.75 inches), Andrew Thornton in the high jump (5-8) and pole vault (10 feet), Andy Clement in the 300 hurdles (47.8) and its 400 (45.4) and 3,200 (10:19.7) relay teams. Greely got wins from Luke Wilcox in the 400 (56.7), Nestor Taylor in the 800 (2:01.8), Liam Campbell in the mile (4:32.5), Nate Madeira in the two-mile (9:59.0) and its 1,600 relay team (3:44.5). Yarmouth’s Chris Knaub easily took the javelin (163 feet). On the girls’ side, Greely was first with 155 points. Falmouth (80) was runner-up, while Yarmouth (21) placed third. Rangers event winners included Sarah Ingraham in the 100 (13.2)
ter and Lindsey Robinson of Yarmouth all remain in contention.
Baseball – Rangers win showdown
All four local varsity baseball teams are playoff-bound and all have produced their share of excitement in recent days. Greely is back on top of the Western Class B Heal Points standings after a roller-coaster week. The Rangers suffered their first
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Falmouth’s Jacob Buhelt hands off to Matt Kingry in the 400 relay at last weekend’s regular season-ending meet. The Yachtsmen finished first in that event and also won the team competition.
and long jump (14-8.25), Sara Schad in the 400 (1:04.2), Kirstin Sandreuter in the 800 (2:27.4) and mile (5:20.8), Eva Bates in the two-mile (11:52.5), Hannah Keisman in the 100 hurdles (15.9) and 300 hurdles (53.3), Emily Saunders in the triple jump (33-8), Abby Bonnevie in the pole vault (8-6), as well as the 400 (53.1) and 1,600 (4:29.7) relay teams. The Yachtsmen got wins from Jenna Serunian in both the shot put (33-4.5) and discus (10710) and Allison Rand in the 200 (28.4). Gina Robertson in the javelin (90-11) and Jocelyn Davies in the high jump (4-8) were event winners for the Clippers. Freeport and North Yarmouth Academy (along with Poland) had continued next page
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Greely’s Kirstin Sandreuter leads Falmouth’s Madeline Roberts and Catherine Hebson in the mile. The three finished in that order. The Rangers were first as a team, while the Yachtsmen placed second.
a meet at Gray-New Gloucester. The Panthers were second in the boys’ competition behind the hosts, while the Falcons came in fourth. NYA’s Jake Susla won the 110 hurdles (17.73) and 300 hurdles (47.5). Cam Regan took the pole vault (10-7). Cam Rayder took the shot put (45-10). Nick Rayder won the discus (125-8). The Panthers also took the 400 relay (47.9). Freeport got wins from Taylor Saucier in the mile (4:42.4) and two-mile (10:36.8). In the girls’ meet, the Falcons were third and Panthers fourth. Gray-New Gloucester came in first. Freeport got wins from Ruby Margo in
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the 400 (1:07.0), Elly Bengtsson in the 800 (2:38.9), Kelsey Grant in the javelin (104-4) and its 400 (55.1) and 1,600 (4:35.9) relays. NYA’s lone first-place finisher was Kayla Rose in the discus (89-1).
Saturday, Yarmouth High School will host the Western Maine Conference championship meet. Falmouth and Greely will compete in the Class B state meet at Mt. Desert Island Saturday, June 2. Freeport, NYA and Yarmouth take part in the Class C meet at Cony High School in Augusta. Thornton Academy in Saco will be the host for this year’s New England championships, Saturday, June 9. sports editor Michael hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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from previous page loss since last year’s state final Thursday when they fell at Yarmouth, 4-3. An error and sacrifice fly from Luke Saffian gave Greely a 2-1 lead in the second, but the Clippers escaped a jam in the top of the fifth, thanks to two superb plays from second baseman Ryan Cody. In the bottom
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half, Cody tied the game with an RBI single and Cal Cooper walked with the bases loaded to put Yarmouth ahead, 3-2. Bryce Snyder, who drove in the Clippers’ first run back in the first inning, doubled in another in the sixth, making it 4-2, but the Rangers didn’t quit, pulling within 4-3 on Pete Stauber’s RBI single. Snyder was able to slam the door, however, and Yarmouth held on. “We didn’t catch any breaks,” said Greely coach Derek Soule. “They made some big plays right when I thought we could have broken it open. I think a loss was good for this team because we were at the point where we were going through the motions.” The Rangers didn’t have long to think about the loss as they went to Western C contender Waynflete Friday afternoon. There, Greely had no trouble, scoring seven times in both the second and third innings en route to a 17-0 five inning victory. Liam Maker homered and drove in six runs, but the story was freshman pitcher Will Bryant, who threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in his varsity debut. “It was awesome to finally get up here and play with varsity,” said Bryant. “My fastball was working for me today and so
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Winding down from previous page was my curveball. I got a lot of support.” “The guys got a little confidence back,” said Soule. “The big thing for me is I was looking for an opportunity to unveil Will Bryant in a varsity game. I knew he was capable of this. Any other year, he’s in my rotation. I had a lot of confidence in him.” Greely then went to undefeated Falmouth Saturday for a pivotal showdown. The Yachtsmen were coming off wins at Poland (7-0, behind Nick Spencer’s no-hitter) and Traip (11-1, in six innings, as Andrew Emple homered and Addison Foltmer earned the victory). The Rangers took a 2-0 lead at Falmouth on a two-out, two-run bloop single by Saffian. “I got underneath it a little bit, but it fell in,” Saffian said. “I thought it would go foul or get caught. I was pretty happy when I watched it bounce fair.” In the bottom half, Emple just missed a home run, but his double scored Grayson Beressi, who had reached on an error. A spectacular catch by Greely shortstop Will McAdoo kept it a one-run game. “That one liner, I forgot about everything and just made the catch,” McAdoo said. “I thought it was easily going over me. I got up and tried to catch it and fortunately, I made the catch.” Mike Leeman kept it that way, going the distance while fanning 10 as the Rangers held on for the 2-1 triumph. “It was really close, a really good game,” said Leeman. “I just tried to throw strikes and get outs. It was a nice day out and both teams were pumped up. We weren’t happy after (the Yarmouth) loss. We knew we had to come in here and show everyone we’re back.” “Bottom line, we say all the time, pitching and defense will put us in a position to win every game, even against top teams in our league, which was the case today,” said Soule. Greely improved to 12-1 Monday with an 8-0 home win over Wells (Jonah Normandeau threw a one-hitter over six innings, Stauber had three RBI and Bailey Train drove in a pair). The Rangers hosted York
Falmouth’s girls’ tennis team produced all four finalists in the Western Maine Conference doubles championships last weekend. (From left) Katie Ryan, Marlena Lantos, Abby Payson and Steffi Rothweiler all competed with Payson and Rothweiler repeating as champions with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ryan and Lantos. Right: Yarmouth senior goalie Alex Kurtz and sophomore Thomas Lord celebrate a goal during the Clippers’ 7-6 upset win at two-time defending Class A champion Scarborough Friday night.
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Wednesday, welcome Poland Friday and close the regular season at home versus Fryeburg Wednesday of next week. Falmouth dropped to 11-1 and third behind Greely and Morse in Western B after the setback, in which Thomas Fortier consistently worked out of trouble and allowed just two hits, but the Yachtsmen literally lost by inches. “That was one heck of a high school baseball game between two unbelievable teams,” Falmouth coach Kevin Winship said. “It was fun to be a part of. It was a pitcher’s duel. I told the guys you didn’t lose by a run, you lost by a foot. Nobody should be hanging their heads. Tip your hat to (Greely). They played a great game. The game lived up to what people talked about. We didn’t get it today. You don’t want to have a loss, but the way we played today just shows we’re a very good team in this league.” The Yachtsmen were at Cape Elizabeth Tuesday, host Yarmouth Friday, play at Freeport Saturday and close at home against Gray-New Gloucester Wednesday of next week.
Yarmouth is up to fourth in the region. The Clippers got two hits, two RBI and a save from Snyder in the win over Greely (Chester Jacobs got the victory). “It was intensely entertaining and a huge win for our kids,” said Yarmouth coach Marc Halsted. “The fifth inning was the inning of Ryan Cody and Snyder was the story. It means we move up in the Heals. Greely and Falmouth are clearly the two best teams in the league and beating one of
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Winding down from previous page kids are tough and maintained focus.” Halsted admitted he was nervous about a letdown heading for Gray-New Gloucester Friday and sure enough, the Clippers couldn’t hold a 4-0 sixth inning lead and lost, 6-5, when the Patriots scored twice in the seventh. Snyder and Eamon Costello paced Yarmouth with two hits each. Monday, the Clippers improved to 8-5 with a 9-8 eight inning home victory over Cape
Elizabeth. This time, Yarmouth rallied from an early 7-2 deficit, scoring twice in the seventh to force extra innings, then winning it on Thomas Sullivan’s single in the eighth. Snyder had three hits and three RBI and got the win in relief. Costello had four hits and scored four times. The Clippers were home with Freeport Wednesday, visit Falmouth Friday and close at home versus York Wednesday of next week. Freeport began the week 9-4 and seventh in the region after an 8-5 victory at Wells last Wednesday (Connor Dietrich had three
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hits, scored twice and drove in a run) and Friday’s 15-2 five inning romp at Lake Region (Luke LaMagna had two hits and three RBI, while Jared Knighton scored three times and James Purdy, Cole Harrison and Josh Weirich combined to hold the Lakers to four hits). The Falcons went to Yarmouth Wednesday, host Fryeburg Friday and Falmouth Saturday.
Softball – Greely continues surge Greely’s softball team began the week second to Fryeburg in the Western B Heals (the teams close the regular season in Cumberland next Wednesday). In recent play, the Rangers defeated host Yarmouth (8-0), Sacopee (12-0, in five innings) and Falmouth (14-2, in five innings) and visiting Wells (15-1, in five innings) to extend their win streak to 11 games and improve to 121. Danielle Cimino threw a four-hitter and drove in two runs, while Edith Aromando and Mykaela Twitchell both homered
against the Clippers. In the win over the Hawks, Cimino threw a no-hitter, while she also homered, as did Aromando and Miranda Moore. Cimino got the win and drove in a pair of runs, Lindsey Arsenault had four hits and Aromando three against the Yachtsmen. Cimino continued her onslaught against the Warriors, earning the win, while rapping three hits and driving in four runs. Moore had three hits and Elyse Dinan three RBI. Greely was home with York Wednesday, hosts Poland Friday, then has the Fryeburg showdown to finish up. Falmouth is 11th in Western B at 8-6 and would make the playoffs if they started today (the top 12 teams qualify). The Yachtsmen were shut out at home by Fryeburg last Tuesday, 7-0, but bounced back to sweep a doubleheader versus Traip (22-2, in five innings, and 14-0, in five innings). Saturday, Falmouth was beaten by
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Winding down from previous page visiting Greely, 14-2, in five innings, but bounced back Monday with a 3-2 victory at Freeport. In the doubleheader win, Ashley Collins, Maddie Inlow and Elizabeth Walker all drove in three runs. Alli and Amanda Carver, along with Collins, had two RBI in the nightcap. Amanda Carver won the first game, Jade Bazinet got the win in the second. Carver also beat Freeport with a six-hitter and Elizabeth Walker had multiple hits. The Yachtsmen were at Cape Elizabeth Tuesday and wrap up the regular season next Wednesday versus visiting Gray-New Gloucester. Freeport is still in the hunt at 5-8 and 13th, but needs to finish strong. The Falcons lost at Wells, 6-4, last Wednesday (despite two hits from Danielle Perry), beat host Lake Region, 6-2, in eight innings Friday, then lost at home to Falmouth Monday, 3-2 (despite two hits from Leigh Wyman and a two-run double from Andrea Grant). Freeport was at Yarmouth Wednesday and finishes at home versus Fryeburg Friday. A win in that game would propel the Falcons into the postseason. Yarmouth’s skid hit 10 games with recent losses to visiting Greely (8-0), at Cape Elizabeth (8-1) and Gray-New Gloucester (18-0, in five innings) and at home to Cape Elizabeth (9-2). Monica Austin and Kallie Hutchinson had multiple hits in the second loss to the Capers. The Clippers (2-11 and 16th in Western B) were home with Freeport Wednesday, visit Sacopee
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Boys’ lacrosse – Big tests passed Falmouth, North Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth all enjoyed clutch victories last week. The Yachtsmen, the defending Class B state champion, hosted rival Cape Elizabeth Wednesday in a game crucial for playoff positioning. Falmouth, seeking to avenge its lone loss of the regular season, shot to a 9-1 first half lead and appeared home free, but had to hold on for dear life in a 14-12 victory. Senior Mitch Tapley had five goals, including the 100th of his career, junior Charlie Fay also scored five times, senior Abyn Reabe-Gerwig won 17 of 28 faceoffs and senior Cam Bell made nine saves. “We were stretching out the defense nicely and we were able to slip backdoor on
them,” Fay said. “There were a lot of great feeds coming my way.” “It was fun,” Bell said. “The first game stunk, but we were pumped up and ready to go on our own turf. We always like playing Cape. It’s one of the biggest rivalries in Maine. It was a lot higher scoring than I thought.” Afterwards, it was hard to discern which team won and which lost. “We came out with good intensity at the beginning and we should have kept that intensity the whole game, but we thought we already had the game in the bag,” Tapley said. “I knew we’d win the game. The team wasn’t going to let them come back and win the game. That would have been absolutely terrible.” “I think we just lost focus,” Falmouth coach Mike LeBel said. “We got tired in the
second half. They dictated what happened and got us back on our heels. They beat us in transition. We didn’t play smart lacrosse.” The Yachtsmen slid back into first place in the Western B Heals with an 8-1 record. Falmouth was at York Tuesday, goes to Yarmouth Friday and wraps up the regular season Wednesday of next week against visiting NYA. Greely has the inside track for the No. 3 spot in Western B. Last week, the Rangers rolled at Freeport, 16-2, and lost at Deering, 8-6. Greely (6-4) is home against Waynflete Friday and closes at home with York Wednesday. In Eastern B, Yarmouth had an up-anddown week, but is all but guaranteed at least one home playoff game, while NYA is keeping pace.
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in the fourth period to take control. Senior Forrest Milburn (who scored three times) tied the game after collecting a loose ball with 10:57 remaining. He then put his team ahead to stay some 21 seconds later and the hosts got some breathing room with 10:26 to go as a shot from sophomore Austin Kidder appeared headed over the goal, but somehow, it deflected off the outstretched stick of junior Aidan McLaughlin into the net. “It feels pretty good to get that weight off our shoulders,” Milburn said. “The first half, the first quarter especially, our offense struggled to get off to a good start. We threw it away and didn’t really possess the ball. Usually our offense struggles to put the ball in the net, but we did a pretty good job.” “For our own psyche, it puts us back in the hunt, where we want to be,” said NYA interim head coach Peter Gerrity, who replaced Chris Carpentier after Carpentier resigned for personal reasons. “Leading into playoffs, this is one we needed for our confidence.” The Panthers improved to 5-4 and fourth in the Eastern B Heals Friday with a 3-1 win at Thornton Academy. After playing at Freeport Wednesday, NYA hosts Cape Elizabeth Friday and finishes at Falmouth Wednesday of next week. “Homefield is what we want for as long
as we can have it,” Gerrity said. “We need a couple more wins to do that.” In the loss, Yarmouth got three goals from senior Sam Torres, but went just 2-of11 man-up. “Our guys really struggled today,” Clippers first-year coach David Pearl said. “We work hard on man-up and pride ourselves on that in practice. Guys were ball-watching today. We talk all the time about working harder off-ball than on-ball. We didn’t play as a team today. Hats off to NYA. They contested us. They’re a good team. They should be proud of what they did. They’re a talented team. We didn’t overlook them. We just didn’t play as well as we should have.” Yarmouth quickly put that loss in the rearview mirror Friday when they became the first team in over a calendar year to beat two-time reigning Class A champion Scarborough. The visiting Clippers shot to a quick 3-0 lead behind two Torres goals and another from senior Anders Overhaug, but the Red Storm managed to tie the game at 5-5 and 6-6. Then, with 1:48 remaining, Yarmouth had a man-up opportunity again and senior Bart Gallagher delivered a gorgeous pass through traffic to junior Ethan Cyr, whose tally with 44 seconds left proved to be the difference and the Clippers held on to win, 7-6. Torres had three goals, four teammates had one and senior goalie Alex Kurtz made
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nine clutch saves. “It was one heck of a game,” Kurtz said. “It’s exciting. We came in and took it to them. We came out ready to play.” “We’ve worked a lot on man-up in practice,” said Torres. “We just want to move the ball and be patient. Our midfield is so strong, quick and athletic. We can dodge and get good looks every time, but it’s about being patient and getting better looks. Our composure was huge for us.” “We needed this win badly,” added Pearl. “It’s been a growing year for us and I think we grew up tonight. We possessed the ball and worked hard. We looked nervous at times, but we loosened up. I’m proud of them. We found a way to win. It’s big for Heal Points and psyche. Our team’s had to grow up really quickly. This was helpful.” Yarmouth took a 7-3 mark and the No. 3 ranking in Eastern B into its home finale Friday versus Falmouth. The Clippers close at Cape Elizabeth Wednesday. “We want to play the best teams in the state,” said Pearl. “We plan on winning those games. When this group of guys steps on to the field, our confidence grows every day. We’re looking forward to a hard week to get ready for Falmouth.” Freeport sat ninth in Eastern B with a 2-7 mark at the beginning of the week
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Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Mad Horse Theater Company needs crafters and other vendors for the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day on June 23 at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Cost for a table is $25. For more information call 730-2389 or madhorse. com. USM Youth Ensembles will be holding auditions May 23-25. For more information and to reserve an audition slot visit usm.maine. edu/music or call 780-5265.
Books & Authors
Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 7121097.
An Evening of Poetry, 6 p.m., University of New England, 710 Stevens Ave., Portland, $12 students with ID/$15 general admission, 733-2233.
My City by the Sea, 5-8 p.m., runs through July 14, 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 7734773. Natures Influences, 5-8 p.m., runs through July 28, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 773-0822.
Film Thursday 5/24 Beyond Belief, 6:30 p.m.,Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 W. Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-1505.
New Works: Furniture and Sculptures by Matt Hutton, Jamie Johnson and Adam John Manley, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.
Wednesday 5/30 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, 5:30-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Salad Artwork by Loren Leahy, 5-8 p.m., runs through June, The Green Hand Workshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.
Thursday 5/24 Debra Sparks book discussion, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.
Frank Poole's Holga Photography, runs through the end of May, Portland Photo Works, 2nd Floor, 142 High St., Portland.
"Made for You and Me:" Going West, Going Broke and Finding Home, author talk and book discussion, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Portraits: An Exhibit of Photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest and Sean Alonzo Harris, runs through May 31, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
"Smokin' Hot," through June 1, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-1336.
Eva Murray book signing, 2-5 p.m., Books-A-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 253-5587.
Tuesday 5/29 Margaret Hathaway book discussion, 6 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Thursday 5/31 Young Author Round Table with Ann Beattie, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Portland, tellingroom.org.
Steve Langerman Photography, runs through June 30, The Gallery at Harmon's and Barton's, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.
Museums Skyline Farm Carriage Museum's summer exhibit, "Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless," is now open Sundays through Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org.
Garden Party: Essential Tableware for Summer Dining, runs through July, Maine Potters, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, 8 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10 advance/$12 door, 21+, portlandempire.com.
Maine Media Workshop, 5-7 p.m., Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwooley.com.
Saturday 6/2 Dar Williams, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $35, 761-1757.
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Renaissance Voices, 6:30 p.m., 5th Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, $8, 766-3330.
Theater & Dance Thursday 5/31 Life During Wartime, runs through June 10, Portland Stage, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, for show times and ticket prices visit dramaticrep.org. Two Old Friends, 6:30-8 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 7677660.
Sunday 6/3 International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, $5 adults/43 children, 776-5351.
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"Let's Talk About It" registration now open for discussion groups, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, each group is limited to 25 people, begins June 13 and runs 5 weeks, 443-5141 ext. 12.
Saturday 6/2 Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, 1:30 p.m.,Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.
Films Wednesday 5/30 Pedal-Driven: A Bike-Umentary, 7 p.m., Frontier, 14 Main St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, 725-5222.
Thursday 5/31 Pedal-Driven: A Bike-Umentary, 7 p.m., Frontier, 14 Main St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, 725-5222.
Arts are Elementary is looking for artists to submit artwork to the Brunswick 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, for more information on submission requirements visit 10x10brunswick.org. Purr and Caw: Talking About Species, community members are welcome to read or sing entries during the May 22 performance, Frontier
"Back to the Garden," runs through June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499. "Return to Sender," April 20-May 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.
Friday 6/1 Getting it Write, runs through June 30, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln
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Evelyn Dunphy Exhibit, 1-6 p.m., Evelyn Dunphy Studio, 596 Foster Point Road, West Bath, evelyndunphy.com.
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Brunswick High School Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, 3191910.
Brunswick High School Spring Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, 319-1910.
Duo Duos, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, explorefrontier. com.
James Cotton, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $32 advance/$35 door, chocolatechurcharts.org.
Oratorio Chorale, 3 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, $10 suggested donation, oratoriochorale.com, 798-7985.
Line Dancing, Thursdays 6 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, registration required, $20 per month, 729-0757.
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Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland.
Thu. 5/24 7 p.m. Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Wed. 5/30 6:30 p.m. Town Council
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The Maine Mustang Project is now accepting applications and deposits for its 10-week summer program. For more information call 590-1890.
Homeschoolers Circus Arts Workshop, 1:15-2:45 p.m., ages 9-12, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900 ext. 105.
Saturday 5/26 Child ID Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.
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Rummage and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.
State Legislature Candidate reception, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport.
Memorial Day Parade, Yarmouth, 10 a.m., starts at Yarmouth High School and continues down West Elm Street onto Main Street, all veterans invited to attend. Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland. Snowy Egret 5k Run/Walk, 8:30
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Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth.
Memorial Day Parade, Falmouth, 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Depot St. to Pine Grove Park on Foreside Road.
a.m., Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough.
Cumberland Council and School Board Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.
Memorial Day Parade, Cape Elizabeth, 9 a.m., from Fowler Road intersection with Route 77 (near Cape Elizabeth High School) to the memorial on Scott Dyer Road.
Freeport Historical Society annual meeting, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3170.
Scarborough Cheering Club registration, 6-7 p.m., Scarborough Town Hall, 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.
Friday 6/1 Homeschoolers Games Workshop, 6-7 p.m., ages 9-12, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900 ext. 105. Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth, 781-5775.
Call for Volunteers The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit cocorahs.org for more information. Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147. RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.
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Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, $7 adults/$3.50 children.
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Garden & Outdoors
Riverton Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.1 p.m, Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.
How Your Understanding of Nutrition Affects Land Conservation, 7 p.m., Shift Sustainable Home Goods, 56 Maine St., Brunswick.
Thursday 5/24 Basic Computer Training, 10 a.m.12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, registration required, 871-1700.
Health & Support Dementia and Ongoing Loss, course runs June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:30-6 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 Route 1, Scarborough, preregistration required by 5/30, 396-6558. Free Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin's Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 1-800-2606681.
Essential Tremor Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, 510-1402.
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Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.
Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 Route 1, Suite 10, Freeport, 865-6000.
Baked Bean/Macaroni and Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children.
Community Dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion, 200 Congress Ave., Bath.
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521. National Senior Health & Fitness Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, 20 Blueberry Ln., Falmouth, 781-4460.
Spring Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean Avenue School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland.
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Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.
Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hall School, 23 Orono Road, Portland, call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment.
Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Haraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport, $7 adults/$3 kids.
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Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10 percent of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.
Bulletin Board Sunday 5/27 Plant and Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Youth Theater, 46 Pleasant St., Topsham.
Monday 5/28 Plant and Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Youth Theater, 46 Pleasant St., Topsham.
Saturday 6/2 50/50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath. Bark for the Park Fido Festival, 10 a.m., Topsham Fair Grounds, Elm St., Topsham, 729-0188.
Tim Spalding Lecture, 12 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5741.
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Grieving Parents Peer Support Group, every first and third Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 721-1357.
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million capital improvements budget to be approved by councilors next month. While cutting those line items, councilors also approved a $5,000 contribution to operations at PORT Teen Center, and spending $1,800 for streaming broadcasts of municipal meetings. Councilors also approved eliminating a $12,000 reserve fund used to pay increased fuel costs, but added $5,000 to the $25,000 originally allocated for the town contingency fund. The assessment for the town share of Cumberland County operations was
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Fire chief from page 2 who voted in opposition, noted Monday that there were “three excellent candidates” for the job, and that “I actually feel personally that Ricky is very well qualified ... and I was just leaning toward somebody who had been a resident of the community for a long time, and (who) I felt had more of a connection to the community ... and was every bit as qualified.” She added that she feels “very comfortable with the decision” to hire Plummer. Plummer’s hiring as public safety assistant last year followed the transition of the town fire company to a fire and rescue department, a change approved at the June 2011 Town Meeting. The 55-year-old, who is married and has four children and three grandchildren, has been a full-time firefighter for 35 years. He has served in that capacity
School candidates from page 3 squeezed by federal and state subsidy reductions and the declining property value of the Wyman Power Station on Cousins Island, each candidate said it will be important to squeeze the most from every tax dollar. “I feel like everybody just complains all the time. I don’t want to just complain, I want to help,” Garrett said.
Uncontested elections Voters will also select three town councilors and a Water District trustee in uncontested races on June 12. Two council seats carry three-year terms and are sought by Energy Savers Committee member David Craig and Planning Board member James MacLeod. Local real estate agent Pat Thompson is seeking the
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“There’s no reason for every land trust to be expert in that process,” Stearns said, but Burton and the collaborative have already gone through it before. Land trusts might join the collaborative for help monitoring conservation easements, Stearns said, where the regulations might be more complex than a weekend volunteer would first realize. Since forming in January, the collaborative has also worked with members on developing member databases, preparing a manual for one trust’s board members, and writing grants. At the end of May, it will organize a training on trail maintenance led by Portland Trails, a collaborative member. “Grant writing is time consuming. It’s involved; you have to know what you’re doing,” said Fred Frodyma, vice president of the Three Rivers Land Trust in York County. “The collaborative has the expertise” to find appropriate funding sources for their organization, he said. “This sort of allows everybody to pool skills and get what they want,” said Brenda Buchanan, a former board member of the Oceanside trust, who was instrumental in forming the collaborative. The collaborative is itself supported this year by grants and donations, but hopes to be self-sufficient, based on services provided, by its fifth year. So far, the collaborative’s pilot year has had mixed success, Burton said. They had anticipated six member organizations in the first year and landed eight, but are slightly behind on a goal to contract 400 service hours, she said. Only three of the eight members have hired them for services beyond membership. Frodyma and Stearns both said that their organizations are still trying to decide how to best utilize their membership. The collaborative will revisit its model at the end of the year, Burton said, and make changes if necessary. “The truth is we really do have to show
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some success this year,” she said, “and that’s a big piece of what’s really going to bring others on.” The collaborative’s members know that their work will continue with or without partnerships or a network of peers. Maine’s open land is one of its greatest attractions, for tourists and new residents alike, and preserving that is vital to the health of the state, Stearns said. “Targeted conservation is one piece of keeping Maine
Gay marriage from page 5 March 4, 2010, anti-gay marriage letter,” Breen said in a letter published this week in The Forecaster. “Dench’s letter is one of the meanest, most disparaging things I’ve ever read,” Breen wrote. “Is that what Falmouth wants in Town Hall?” In an interview, Breen said her comments are not meant to smear Dench or as a personal attack against him. She said that while some people feel that same-sex marriage may not be a town issue, it could make its way into town government. “The town of Falmouth employs and offers benefits to many employees; we do not currently extend family benefits to samesex couples, but the question may very well come up in union contract negotiations and discussions with non-union employees,” Breen said. “As a councilor, Dench’s views would certainly be relevant to that topic.” She also noted that town councils are often where political parties go to recruit candidates for higher office, and that she would not like to see that happen in Dench’s case. “I would not like the council to be a step-
Memorial from page 1 of veterans dating back to the Civil War. Collette Monuments engraved 702 names on Friday and Saturday, and room remains for 300 more, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. New names will be added every three to five years, depending on the number of applications. No taxpayer money has been spent on the monument. Donations have provided $48,000 so far, funding the stones and engraving. Another $15,000 is needed for landscaping around the monument, scheduled to occur next year, and to reimburse work already completed on concrete pavers at the site. A 10 a.m. Memorial Day parade will start at the Mabel I. Wilson School on Tuttle Road and culminate with a dedication at the Main Street monument at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28. The ceremony will follow two events, starting with a non-competitive "fun run" for youths aged 12 and younger, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Greely High School track. A five-kilometer road race will start at 8:30 a.m. in front of Greely High School on Main Street, and finish on the school's track. Every participant will receive a commemorative Memorial Day 5K race bib, while first- and second-place awards will be presented in both men's and women's age groups. A road race T-shirt will go to the first 50 people who pre-register. Race day registration fees are $5 for the fun run and $22 for the 5K race. Part of the proceeds will go toward the Cumberland Veterans Memorial Fund. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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ping stone for such an extremist, who may someday run for higher office,” she said. Dench said he is disappointed that his letter would be used to discredit him as a qualified candidate. “I would hope that voters would make their decisions on the accomplishments and qualifications of people,” he said. “I’m hoping that my record of legal service and government service would lead people to want to support me as someone who could be an effective town councilor.” Dench said he wrote the letter because he felt that those who had objections to same-sex marriage were being demonized and their arguments mischaracterized. He said he was trying to defend their ability, and, ultimately, everyone’s ability to speak on issues without being personally attacked. He added that if same-sex marriage is legalized, and if he is elected, he would support the law within his role as a town councilor. “If the law changes then I would expect Falmouth to issue marriage licenses to people who are qualified, and I would support doing that because I support following the law,” Dench said. — Amber Cronin
Memorial Day around the area A Memorial Day service will be held at the United Methodist Church on Chebeague Island at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28. In Falmouth, a parade will start at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 65 Depot Road. It will head to Pine Grove Park on Foreside Road (Route 88), featuring ceremonies that include guest speaker state Sen. Richard Woodbury, U-Yarmouth, and performances by Falmouth's middle and high school bands. Refreshments will be available on the St. Mary's Episcopal Church lawn. In Freeport, a "Main Street Mile" run will start at 8:15 a.m. and go from Freeport Middle School to L.L. Bean. A parade will begin at the high school at 9:30 a.m. and proceed to School Street. A ceremony will be held at Bow Street Park at 10 a.m. In the case of rain, the service will be at the Freeport High School auditorium. Yarmouth's events include the raising of flags at Memorial Green at 7 a.m., a muster at the rear of the Log Cabin at 8:15 a.m., a wreath-placing there at 8:30 a.m., and wreath-placings at the Royal River and Ledge, Riverside and Hillside cemeteries. There will also be a parade at Yarmouth High School at 10 a.m., a ceremony at Village Green at 10:45 a.m., and raising of Memorial Green flags to full staff at noon. — Alex Lear
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Teen center from page 1 state of fundraising,” he said. Open for 3 1/2 hours until 6 p.m. on school days, the center serves a core of about 45 middle and high school students, Kumagae said. The basement space has pool, Foosball and air hockey tables; board games; a game area and a sitting room. While not everyone may feel like doing homework, Kumagae said there are quiet areas for study, too. Beyond daily activities, the center hosts Friday night dodge-ball games at Mast Landing School, trips throughout the year and summer activities. For two years, Kumagae has coordinated
Chebeague from page 1 beagueisland.org. Susan Campbell, town clerk since the island gained independence from Cumberland in 2007, left May 11 to work at the Dropping Springs lobster co-op in Portland, she said Monday. Her deputy and fellow Chebeague resident, Peggy Jones, also left that day and is in the process of moving to Alaska, according to David Hill, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. Cheryl Buxbaum, a Chebeague resident who worked for a long time with the town
Winding down from page 30 (only eight teams make the playoffs). The Falcons lost at home to Greely (16-2) and at Wells (7-6) last week. After hosting NYA Wednesday, Freeport is home with York Saturday and closes at home versus Waynflete next Wednesday.
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the activities at the center, as a leader, taskmaster and sometimes a peacemaker. He said his decisions may make some youths stay away for a time, but almost all come back. “They vote with their feet,” he joked. New to the center is a corner filled with wrestling mats and pillows – a spot for members to safely burn off energy. Colin Richard, an eighth-grader who has been coming to the center for two years, said the area is good for mediating disputes. “We’ll say, ‘let’s take it to the mat,’” he said. Kumagae said the center tries to be selfsustaining on an annual operating budget of $65,000. The annual Sitting Pretty auction, where wooden furniture or canoe paddles
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are painted and sold, is the primary fundraiser; it raised $16,500 this year. Over the five years the center has been open, budget shortfalls have been covered by contributions from Regional School Unit 5 Recreation and Community Education reserves. Russell Packett, the director of recreation and community programs, said the department made a five-year commitment to help sustain the center. In that time, the department has contributed about $100,000 to center operations, but it decided to step back this year. Packett said the decision is driven in part Comment on this story at:
this other opportunity came along, and we’re happy to see her take advantage of it.” “It was a good experience for me,” Campbell said of her time as clerk. Recalling the beginning of the town, she said, “I remember somebody telling me that when we walked through the door that we made history.” Dyer said the clerk and deputy clerk positions tend to be closely tied. Jones felt that connection and had been looking to move off the island, Dyer said, and “saw this as an opportunity to make a fresh start.”
hotly-contested three-way battle for the top spot in the Western Class B Heals and homefield advantage for the playoffs. Coming off easy wins last week at home against York (19-8) and at Wells (24-6), the Yachtsmen had a great opportunity to earn an abundance of Heal Points when they played at reigning regional champion Waynflete Tuesday afternoon (please see theforecaster. net for full game story). Against the Wildcats, Vanessa Audet and Megan Fortier both scored four times, while Angela Mallis and
Geneva Waite had three goals apiece. Audet and Sabrina Smithwick both had five goals in the win over the Warriors. Falmouth (third behind Cape Elizabeth and Waynflete entering the week) was hoping to beat the Flyers for the first time ever. The Yachtsmen host NYA Thursday and close with another pivotal test against Cape Elizabeth in a playoff rematch Tuesday of next week. Greely has come to life of late and has locked up a playoff berth. The Rangers sandwiched home victories over Wells
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of Cumberland, is filling in during the search for replacements, Hill said. While operations have run relatively smoothly, “the big change, of course, comes as our summer residents start to return,” he said. “Then the office gets more busy.” “Both Susan and Peggy have been instrumental in helping to get the town started and off on the right foot, and they’ll both be missed,” Hill added. Town Administrator Eric Dyer on Monday said that despite short notice of the two departures, “we’ll be able to ... get back on track really quickly, I think.” Hill said Campbell had talked of staying through next month’s Town Meeting, “but
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(12-3) and NYA (13-5) around a 9-8 loss to York last week. Etta Copenhagen and Paige Tuller both had three goals and Julia Mitiguy and Audrey Parolin each scored twice against the Warriors. In the loss, Parolin had five goals. Against the Panthers, Mitiguy scored four times, while Parolin had three and Meg Finlay two. Greely (4-6 and fifth in Western B) goes to Fryeburg Friday and closes at Freeport Tuesday. In Eastern B, Yarmouth is on top of the continued next page
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He said Campbell did “a tremendous job for the town, and getting us on our feet,” and that the work she has accomplished has made the transition to the next clerk easier. Dyer said the town has received “quite a few” applications so far, “so that’s been reassuring. ... We’ve had a good person for the past five years, and we want to find the right person to continue with the town.” The town office has reduced hours during the transition period, Dyer said: Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.
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by the fact the teen center has been unable to show it can consistently raise enough funds to also attract grants to offset costs. Kumagae said he planned to approach the School Board for additional funding at the community budget meeting Wednesday night at Freeport High School. Kumagae has a teaching certificate and is studying for a master’s degree at the University of Southern Maine, but said the teen center is better suited to him than a traditional classroom. “What is often undervalued is this is a space designed and meant for teens and their development,” he said.
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and Jeanna Lowery had three each in the win over the Wildcats. Yarmouth hosted Waynflete in its home finale Wednesday night (please see theforecaster.net for game story) and closes at NYA next Wednesday. The Panthers are still seeking their first win. NYA gave Waynflete a scare for a half last Tuesday, but lost, 16-7. Olivia Madore scored four times. Friday, NYA fell to 0-9 and seventh in Eastern B with a 13-5 loss at Greely, despite two goals each from
from previous page Heals and has evened its win-loss record. After starting 5-0, the Clippers have won five straight, culminated by a 17-2 home romp over Fryeburg and a 14-9 victory at York last week. Against the Raiders, Ricki Pierce and Julie Kameisha had three goals each and Grace O’Donnell added a pair. Pierce had four goals, while Maddy Wood
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Katie Cawley and Katherine Millett. The Panthers (0-9 and tied for seventh) hoped to get in the win column Tuesday when they hosted Fryeburg. After going to Falmouth Thursday, NYA hosts Yarmouth in the finale next Wednesday. A win in either of the final two games could get the Panthers into the playoffs. Freeport began the week 4-5 and third behind Yarmouth and Morse in the Heals. The Falcons lost at Cape Elizabeth (19-
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8) and at home to Waynflete (13-10) last week. Jess Hench, Alex Mitch and Mia Thomas all had two goals against the Capers. Hench and Jocelyn Davee both scored three times, while Mitch had a pair of goals against the Flyers. Freeport was home with York Tuesday, goes to Wells Thursday and closes Tuesday of next week at home versus Greely. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer @theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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