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Your local newspaper since 1986 • May 26, 2011

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

Vol. 25, No. 21

Committee proposes pay-per-bag trash system

Pieces of 9/11

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

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Above, a National Guard flatbed hauling steel from the World Trade Center in New York City rolls into Freeport on Main Street last Saturday. Two salvaged beams will be part of a 9/11 memorial to be erected in town and unveiled this fall.

Council approves hiking trail for CMP corridor

Freeport firefighters, right, stand at attention on Main Street as the World Trade Center beams go past.

in Cumberland. The town’s 2007 secession agreement called for Chebeague to send its middle and high school students to School Administrative District

By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Thanks to an updated license agreement with Central Maine Power Co., nearly six miles of land along a power line right-of-way can be used for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Town Council on May 19 unanimously authorized the agreement for trail use in the corridor. The town has held a license to build trails on the rightof-way since 1991, but without

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Chebeague proposes accelerated transition to Yarmouth schools By Alex Lear CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An earlier transition of students to Yarmouth schools is proposed in the town’s fiscal 2012 budget, which goes to voters at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 4.

By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — The Recycling and Solid Waste Committee finalized a report last week that identifies ways to reduce residential solid waste and increase recycling while allowing residents to have their choice of waste haulers. The committee’s report recommends adding one more silver bullet recycling bin and instituting a pay-per-bag trash disposal system. It will present its proposal to the Town Council in a public workshop on June 21. The pay-per-bag system cannot be implemented until a provision prohibiting user fees or other new taxes for waste disposal – and specifically payper-bag programs – is removed from the Town Charter. The committee has been working on the proposal since last September, after the Town Council requested it investigate

Next year’s proposed spending plan of $2.45 million is effectively flat, increasing by just $192. The school portion is nearly $886,000, down by more than $2,000 from this year. Included in next year’s budget

is money for the gradual transition of Chebeague students to Yarmouth schools. Elementary school students now go to Chebeague Island School, and eventually attend Greely middle and high schools

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................36 Classifieds......................42 Community Calendar......33

Meetings.........................33 Obituaries.......................22 Opinion...........................10 People & Business.........29

Police Beat.....................20 Real Estate.....................47 School Notebook............28 Sports.............................23

Track, tennis playoffs set to begin Page 23

Falmouth Council and School Board candidates Pages 4-7

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By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — The Conservation Commission wants residents to know Quarry Woods, its sixth and most recent open-space acquisition, is ready for the public’s exploration. The property covers 34 acres and offers walking trails, wildlife and historical significance. The trailhead is off Lower Mast Landing Road and is mostly swamp and wetland. Along the trails are vernal pools with wood frog and salamander egg masses. The trails that run through the land are maintained by the commission and are available for walking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Teachers at Mast Landing School use the land as outdoor classrooms to teach students about the natural habitat. Ethel Wilkerson, chairwoman of the Conservation Commission, said Quarry

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Woods is part of the town’s 456 acres of open space. She said E.B. Mallett used the quarry to harvest granite during the late 1800s and the New England Telegraph Co. maintained a utility line across the land. The Maine Conservation Corps finished work on hemlock bog bridges throughout Quarry Woods last fall and now visitors can walk through the wetlands without disturbing the land. Wilkerson also encouraged residents to be stewards of the land. “We like people to frequently use the properties,” she said. “We also like to know how the trails look, how the bridges are holding up and if any work needs to be completed.” With input from those who use the properties, Wilkerson said she and the seven-member Conservation Commission can hold their meetings on-site and address trail issues. They meet the third Tuesday of each month. “We’d love to get out here more often, but with nearly 500 acres of land and a

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Ethel Wilkerson, chairwoman of the Freeport Conservation Commission, holds an egg mass over a vernal pool at the Quarry Woods property off Lower Mast Landing Road. The trails have been completed with the help of the Maine Conservation Corps and are maintained by the Conservation Commission.

small group of volunteers, it takes a lot to oversee the properties,” Wilkerson said. “It would be helpful for us to hear from the people who enjoy the land.” Other open space and public properties in Freeport include Hedgehog Mountain, near the town landfill, with 196 acres of land for hiking, biking and other recreational uses. The Florida Lake property has 163 acres off Wardtown Road, the Hidden Pond property is near the Durham town line and has 50 acres of open space, Goreman Park has eight acres and




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The budget for managing the 456 acres was $1,500 in 2011, and Wilkerson said it was increased to $1,675 for 2012.

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Council gives OK for road parallel to Route 1 By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Motorists may soon have a town-sanctioned way to get from Clearwater Drive near Tidewater Village to Lunt Road without using Route 1. The short-cut could happen if a publicprivate partnership between the town, Walmart and the Falmouth Plaza owners is negotiated. Plans for Hat Trick Drive have been in the works for more than four years, but have been waylaid by high bids and

News briefs 3 finalists for SMCC presidency SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College’s presidential search committee has narrowed a field of 49 candidates to three, according to a press release from the Maine Community College System. The committee has forwarded its selection to MCCS President John Fitzsimmons, who will make a recommendation to the MCCS board at its June 22 meeting. The three finalists are Ronald G. Cantor, associate vice president and dean of Mohawk Valley Community College in Rome and Utica, N.Y.; Janet M. Sortor, vice president and dean of academic affairs at SMCC, and Brad J. Steward, vice president and provost of Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Takoma Park, Md. The new president will replace James Ortiz, who will retire in July after holding the position for 10 years.

Walmart’s proposed expansion. The road is already built, but not technically a town road. The new arrangement, which grants Falmouth an easement over the Falmouth Plaza property, does not affect Walmart’s plans for expansion. “It looks identical, whether the expansion happens or not,” Town Manager Nathan Poore said. The project began when the town cited Walmart for a zoning ordinance violation for selling garden products outside the building. Instead of paying a fine, the town arranged for an easement for public access to Hat Trick Drive. Plans to convert the road from an access road to a public road have gone out to bid twice. The second time, Chase Excavation was the lowest bidder, but then, Poore said, Walmart began planning its expansion and renegotiating its arrangement with the Falmouth Plaza owners, which added delays. On Monday, the Town Council voted

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unanimously to let the town manager negotiate the agreement for the road. Councilor Fred Chase recused himself because his son owns Chase Excavation. The town will pay 25 percent or $100,000 for the project, whichever is less. Poore said the whole group would have to decide whether to go out to bid again, or see if Chase Excavation is still interested. “This will create parallel inter-connectivity, something that’s been a goal for a while,” Poore said.


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Falmouth School Board election attracts range of candidates By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Six diverse candidates are running for three open seats on the School Board this year. They include a Realtor, an incumbent, a vocal critic of town government and parents of past and present Falmouth school students. The winners will be elected on June 14, for three-year terms. Polls will be open at Falmouth High School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jan Andrews Jan Andrews, 60, is a retired registered nurse and mother of six grown children. She has lived in Falmouth for 12 years, and in Maine for 23. One of her children was a special needs child, which, she said, gives her a unique perspective into special education. Andrews is an acAndrews tive member of Falmouth Citizens for Sound Choices and describes herself as a fiscal conservative. “I’m very careful about how I spend my money,” she said. Andrews said she supports the School Board’s decision to provide all-day kindergarten next year, although she wishes it could have come in a better budget year. She described the new elementary school as “gorgeous,” and said she is confident it will meet Falmouth’s future

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needs. She said it is likely the middle school would need work in the future, but that she would wait to see the details before determining whether a new building or renovation is necessary. “Sometimes a new building is cheaper,” Andrews said. Andrews said she is interested in starting a transition council that would help special education students go from school to the working world. Andrews said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.

Michael Doyle Michael Doyle, 63, is a frequent and vocal critic of the way town and school officials do business, often speaking at Town Council and School Board meetings. He regularly accuses town officials of abusing their power and carelessly spending money. Doyle lives with his elderly mother, and has three adult children. He said he became motivated to get involved in town business during the school consolidation Doyle discussion several years ago. “When they get to the table, they make incredibly bad decisions,” Doyle said of elected officials. “A great deal of my harsh comments are to get people talking about it.” Doyle said he would like to review the School Department’s contracts with vendors to see if money could be saved by changing to different vendors or negotiating contracts. “If we get control of overpaying vendors ... if we stop doing that, it will free up a lot of money to put back into the classrooms,” he said. Doyle said he would like to see teach-

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ers contribute to their insurance benefits and that he was “very much against” the tax increase sent to voters. He said he has talked to people who are frustrated about seeing teachers get raises “year after year when (other incomes are) flat.” Doyle pleaded guilty in 2003 to sale of an unlicensed security, sale of an unregistered security and misrepresentation, and served just under nine months in jail. The state ordered him to pay more than $200,000 in restitution to the victims of what Doyle says he belatedly realized was “a Ponzi scheme,” but, he said, he paid $16,000 in restitution. He declared bankruptcy after he was released from prison in 2004. “I was sending money to Texas to a bank deposit that was being leveraged out,” Doyle said. “I don’t know all the ins and outs of it. It was a fantasy.” Doyle said he was “railroaded” into pleading guilty to the charges by his lawyers. “I got taken to school by these lawyers,” he said. When asked why he had not sued them, Doyle said he could not find a lawyer to take his case. “I’ve run out of lawyers to talk to. They’re afraid they’ll get thrown out of the Bar,” he said. He said he pleaded guilty because his lawyers told him he would serve 2 1/2 years in prison if convicted, but less than a year if he pleaded guilty. “I wasn’t running the scam, I was a victim like everyone else,” he said. “I had to go bankrupt because I couldn’t pay back all the the people that lost money.” Doyle said, looking back, that he would be suspicious of an investment with such a large rate of return, but that, at the time, he trusted his lawyers.

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Doyle also drives a car registered in New Hampshire; he said that is because it is leased in that state. However, Tina Gowell at the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles said cars must be registered in the town where the owner resides.

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Karyl Hazard, 38, grew up in Yarmouth, attended Boston College, and then moved back to Falmouth with her husband in 2004. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts and, until recently, worked for L.L. Bean as a marketing and web content manager. Hazard She lives on Quaker Lane with her husband, 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old twins. Hazard said she got involved in the schools when she headed the opposition to changing kindergarten from half-days every day to 2 1/2 days a week. She said she is very glad the new kindergarten program will be full days next year. “I have a past of not always agreeing with the board. I’m not just going with the flow, even though I’m in agreement with them now,” Hazard said. She said she is glad all the schools will be on one campus next year, because that will increase efficiencies and save maintenance costs. Hazard said she supports the budget increase for next year. She said she appreciated the early communication from the board about the budget, which gave her the opportunity to participate in the process. “The shortfalls (from the state) are there and will continue,” she said. “That doesn’t mean our first approach is to slash and burn programs.” Hazard said it is important to be creative, including possibly charging high school students a fee to park on campus, or other revenue generation options that are not included in the state and federal rules on free public education. “I care about the quality of education. I’m passionate about that, for my kids and everyone else’s kids in town,” Hazard said. Hazard said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.

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Analiese Larson Analiese Larson, 45, has served three years on the School Board and is the current vice chairwoman. She has been chairwoman of the board’s finance committee for two years. She is on the executive board of the Falmouth Education Foundation and the Larson Falmouth Land Trust. Larson moved to Falmouth with her husband, Lee, and three sons, in 2000. Larson said she is proud of the elementary school project coming in 20 percent under budget, something she attributed to the finance team. She said the district would realize savings by having one campus and efficiencies from shared services. “I’m most proud of our energy efficiencies,” Larson said, highlighting the wood chip boiler at the high school. “We saved 100,000 gallons of oil at the high school last year, which gave us great savings.” She said she feels great about being able to offer all-day kindergarten next

year, now that the new building eliminates the space issues. Larson said Falmouth is a community that values education, and that the board’s dedication to transparency is one of the most important aspects of the budget process. “We’ve got to know what people value,” she said. “The budget does represent a tax increase. No one wants to raise taxes, but this isn’t over-the-top spending. This is the third year in row we’ve had declining operations expenses.” Larson said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.

Eydie Pryzant Eydie Pryzant, 53, has lived in Falmouth for almost 20 years and has been a volunteer in her children’s classrooms. She has been the president of the high school Parent Teacher Association and active on several Pryzant curriculum task forces. She led the successful fight against school consolidation several years ago and received a Falmouth Education Association “Friends of Education” award in 2009.

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Pryzant, who was a school nurse, said she is glad the fifth grade is moving back into the elementary school and is excited that staff will be able to move more easily between grades in the new school building. “It’s easier to move around and share services,” she said. Pryzant said she supports the all-day kindergarten program that will start next year. She said she supported the school budget as it was presented and that, if elected, she would carefully review it next year. “I’m a very conscientious person,” she said. “I’m a progressive and forward thinker.” Pryzant has three children, all of whom have gone or are currently attending Falmouth schools. Pryzant said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.

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there. Tucker, who is a real estate agent, said it is important to make sure students have access to technology to prepare them for the future. “If we’re not on the technology train, we’re missing a lot there,” she said. Tucker said she is very supportive of Tucker the new elementary school building and that the “powers that be” made the right decisions. She said she supports all-day kindergarten because she believes the children are ready. She also said that programs like all-day kindergarten contribute to maintaining property values in the town. Tucker said that, while no one likes tax increases, Falmouth’s mil rate is lower than neighboring towns and has not gone up the four previous years. “I believe in being fiscally responsible and working collaboratively to figure out what works best,” she said. Tucker said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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4 candidates vie for 2 Falmouth Town Council seats By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Teresa Pierce, who has served one three-year term on the council, is up against three first-time candidates: Jonathan Berry, Patricia Kirby and Chris Orestis. The polls will be open at Falmouth High School on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jonathan Berry Berry, 35, started his own law firm in 2006 in Portland, and was joined in his practice by attorney and state Rep. Mark Dion, D-Portland, earlier this year. Berry has served 2 1/2 years on the Zoning Board of Appeals and has lived in Falmouth for eight years. He has two boys


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in town schools. Berry said he has been disappointed by the information made available to voters about Question 1, the town center referendum. “I’ve been on the library tour,” he said. “It’s in dire need of repair.” However, Berry said he feels like Berry the project has been rushed through and he will not support it at the ballot box. “I think the partnership with Ocean View has not been fully explored,” he said. Berry said there is a still a lot of work to do on Route 1 and that he is very interested in proactively working to fill the empty Shaw’s supermarket building. He said every potential development project should be reviewed on its merits, rather than restricting developments like bigbox stores. “A blanket prohibition is a sign put on Falmouth that says ‘you can’t do business here,’” he said. Berry said he is supportive of the school budget, although he wishes the

School Board had provided more information about it to voters. “This is another time the town has been let down by not enough information,” Berry said. “The mil rate increase is directly attributable to the state not paying their mandated responsibility.” He said he would like to see the town have a cohesive energy plan, possibly including natural gas, and that the town and schools should be working together on energy issues. Berry said his time on the ZBA has opened his eyes to some issues with zoning that pit neighbor against neighbor, something he’d like to work to change. Berry said he has never declared bankruptcy, and never been convicted of a crime.

Patricia Kirby Before moving to Maine, Kirby, 62, was the first woman homicide detective in Baltimore, and later became an agent and profiler for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has a doctorate from American UniverKirby sity in Washington,

D.C., and has been a college professor of criminology and women’s studies at Notre Dame. Kirby also ran her father’s construction company, is a certified high school history teacher and now runs a large commercial property near the Baltimore airport. She sits on Falmouth’s Parks and Community Advisory Committee and on the Falmouth Land Trust board. Kirby said she is glad the voters are deciding Question 1, but stopped short of supporting it herself. “If voters go yes, there’s still a lot of work for us to do. With the timetable, we need to hit the ground running,” she said. “And if the voters go no, it’s still not finished.” Kirby said with her background in real estate and construction, she would be prepared to jump in and move things forward. She said she would not like to see development along Route 1 restricted too much, as that could curb the town’s ability to attract new businesses, but that the area should grow in a way that is appealing to residents. “We can’t stop the growth – that would

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Town Council from previous page be like shooting ourselves in the foot – but we can make sure it’s very smart growth,” Kirby said. She said the schools are a priority for her and something she would support, while being careful to protect lowerincome homeowners who, she said, are becoming concerned that if taxes continue to rise, they or their families will no longer be able to live in Falmouth. Kirby said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.

Chris Orestis Orestis, 45, grew up in Lewiston and owns a national business that helps families pay for long-term care services. He and his wife, Grace, have four sons. Orestis said he believes strongly in Maine’s centrist political history. “I seek consensus,” he said. “I respect points of view of both the left and the right, and take Orestis information from the community, and reach consensus about what is best for the most people.” Orestis said he is passionate about the schools and supports the proposed school budget. “Our schools don’t just benefit people with kids in school,” Orestis said, citing the connection between property

values and successful schools, as well as Falmouth’s recent national recognition for its schools. He said that after sitting down with town officials, he is convinced Falmouth is a well-run town. “Some would have you believe they throw money around like drunken sailors. That is not the case,” Orestis said. “Everyone should go over and see the Police Department. They run dispatch as a profit center.” Orestis said he supports Question 1, looking at it as “an opportunity we don’t want to waste.” He said he agrees with the development of Route 1 so far, but that he’d like to see more of a village feel in future construction, with second stories and more pedestrian-friendly areas. He said the town needs a vision for the area, and to target that vision by targeting specific businesses. Orestis said a hotel and conference area near the Interstate 295 and 95 ramps would be a perfect fit for the town. Orestis said he is tired of the cynicism and harassment tactics employed by some in the community, and that, if he is elected, he would stand up to bullies. “I’m putting anyone like that on notice: It doesn’t work on me,” he said. “If I’m on the Town Council, we’re going to work to bring these things to an end.” Orestis said he never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime.



first two years and as vice chairwoman of the council this year. “I’m really proud that every year I’ve been on the council (the municipal budget) had a flat mil rate,” she said. “We’ve made sustainable cuts and I’m very proud of our capital improvement plan.” Pierce Pierce said she supports Question 1, the creation of a town center at the old elementary school buildings, something she has consistently supported during her tenure on the council. “It represents an outstanding compromise,” she said, adding that the project includes a public-private partnership and no tax increase. She said she is a big proponent of reusing old buildings and that the new community center will allow the

town to reach an older population that is currently not as well served by community programs as it could be. Pierce said she’d like to see continued development along Route 1 and Route 100, and plans to be more deliberate in talking directly to new businesses about moving to town. She said the town and school management teams do a good job anticipating budget fluctuations, and that she will continue to react to their guidance. Pierce lives with her husband, Sam, a computer programmer and business owner, and her 14-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. Pierce said she has never declared bankruptcy, or been convicted of a crime. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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SAD 51 budget, Drowne Road School closure, go to June votes By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 residents will vote next month on a $28.9 million budget for fiscal 2012 , and decide whether to close Drowne Road School. The SAD 51 Board of Directors approved the Cumberland-North Yarmouth spending plan and school closure on May 9. The district budget meeting will be held at Greely High School at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The budget validation referendum is Tuesday, June 14. A public hearing Monday on the school closure drew no comments from the audience. School Board member Bob Vail, who had voted with Bill Dunnett against the closure, was the only person to speak on the matter. The board voted last year to close the school and use it for other purposes, and to move third grade to the Mabel I. Wilson School. If closed, the school will revert back to the town. Administrators in SAD 51, where enrollment has been dropping, have said closing Drowne Road School will save

more than $244,000 next year. One proposed reuse for the 17,600-square-foot building is as a senior housing/community center as part of the Village Green Revitalization Master Plan.

“I’m not opposed to the reuse of that school for elderly housing; I think that’s a great reuse of it,” Vail said on Tuesday. “My own father would have benefited by that.”

But he said it makes more sense to keep the school because Drowne Road is in better shape and costs less to heat than North Yarmouth Memorial School, which he believes should be closed first. “In two years, both those schools can be closed,” Vail said. “When you lose (an) average of 50 students a year, in four years that’s 200 kids.”

Drowne Road School was renovated and expanded about 12 years ago. The building was first a school and then housed Town Hall and SAD 51 offices before becoming a school again. SAD 51 leases the building from the town.

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Cumberland Town Council Meeting Monday, June 6, 2011 7:00 p.m. Call to Order The Cumberland Town Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011 in the Town Council Chambers. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. The following items will receive a public hearing: • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on a Mass Gathering Permit and Victualer’s Licenses for the United Maine Craftsmen’s 42nd Annual Cumberland Arts and Crafts Show, August 11 – 14, 2011 at the Cumberland Fair Grounds. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on annual Victualer’s Licenses for the period of July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. • To hold a Public Hearing to consider and act on a 6-month moratorium on Associated Retail and Retail uses in the Office Commercial South (OCS) Zone. • To set a date of June 20th to award the Tax Anticipation Note borrowing for FY’12 for $3 million dollars. Additional agenda items will receive consideration and action. Please refer to the town’s website: for a complete agenda.


Cumberland’s tax assessment is due to rise more than $524,000, to $12.3 million. North Yarmouth’s would increase by more than $296,000, to nearly $5 million. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Memorial Day events planned in several area towns By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Memorial Day events will include parades, music and guest speakers in Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island on Monday, May 30. Freeport’s parade will begin at the high school, 30 Holbrook St., at 9:30 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to School Street. At 10 a.m., a Memorial Ceremony will take place at the Bow Street Park. Town Council Chairman James Cassida will introduce the ceremony and Rep. David Webster, D-Freeport, will speak. Music will be provided by various Regional School Unit 5 bands and choirs. In case of rain, the program will be held

in the Freeport High School auditorium at 10 a.m. There will be a special Memorial Day ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Chebeague Island United Methodist Church. After the service, residents will decorate veteran’s graves and enjoy live music. In Falmouth, the Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion, 65 Depot Road. The parade will travel to Foreside Road and continue along Route 88 to Pine Grove Park, where a ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and refreshments will be served on the lawn of St. Mary’s

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Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road. Events in Yarmouth begin at 7 a.m., with flags at the Village Green being flown at half staff until noon. Wreaths will be placed at the Log Cabin, North Yarmouth Academy, the Royal River park and at Ledge, Riverside and Hillside cemeteries. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Yarmouth High School and travel from West Elm Street to Main Street to the Memorial Green for a ceremony at 10:45 a.m. In Cumberland, the Memorial Day

parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mabel I. Wilson School. The Greely High School band and local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops will march down Tuttle Road and Main Street, where they will gather at the William Merrill Memorial monument for a flagraising and wreath-placing ceremony. The parade will then continue on to Moss Side Cemetery and return to the Gyger Gymnasium. There are no scheduled events for Memorial Day in North Yarmouth. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

Open-records bill pushed into next legislative session By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — A bill that would provide greater public access to government records has been delayed until the next legislative session. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, which is reviewing the bill, will continue its deliberations in the fall. The Right to Know Advisory Committee, made up of representatives of the government and the press, is also reviewing the bill. That committee only meets when the Legislature is not in session, so will likely make its recommendation to the Judiciary Committee this summer. The bill, LD 1465, has bipartisan support in the Statehouse but is opposed by a coalition of government officials and agencies. The legislation was drafted by the Maine Heritage Policy Center and Maine Civil Liberties Union and is sponsored by Sen. Richard Rosen, R-Bucksport. It seeks to amend Maine’s Freedom of Access Act, which governs the way government agencies provide public access to documents. While press and open-government groups have praised the proposed changes – which include requiring an agency to have a trained public access officer,

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creating a timeline for making documents available, and requiring that the records be made available in any of the digital formats in which they exist – government representatives have called the requirements “burdensome.” “We think clear deadlines will only help the public’s access to public information,” MCLU Executive Director Shenna Bellows said. “We support this bill as advancing the right to access public documents.” The Cape Elizabeth School Board, on the other hand, has sent a letter asking the committee to kill the bill. “This piece of legislation would create burdensome operating conditions, inhibit government functionality and ultimately cause greater harm than good,” the letter said. Representatives from the town and school departments in Falmouth, and the Maine Municipal Association, also oppose the bill. “Any reforms to expand the public’s right-to-know require government to be more responsive and accountable,” said Maine Heritage Policy Center Communications Director Chris Cinquemani, who drafted the bill with the MCLU executive director. “The fact that so many officials

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Falmouth needs larger library I write to take issue with recent public assertions that due to current economic conditions, an expansion of the Falmouth Memorial Library should be characterized as a “want” and not a “need.” In reality, public libraries are never needed more than during an economic downturn. Falmouth residents can come to their library to access free computers to update their resumes or search for jobs online. Parents can take their children to free enrichment activities like story times and craft workshops. Teens can check out free CDs and DVDs. Seniors can connect with each other through free discussion groups and visiting author talks. (And I haven’t even mentioned all the books we have available.) The truth is that public libraries across the country – including here in Falmouth – have never been busier. I hope you will support Falmouth’s need for a new and permanent public library that will provide critical resources to residents – in good times and bad – for many years to come. Amy Kuhn, trustee Falmouth Memorial Library

Re-elect Pierce to Falmouth council I have had the pleasure of working with Teresa Pierce for several years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation. Teresa is hard-working and selfless, serving as the president of FEF to raise private funds to support innovative programs in the arts, athletics, and academics for the children of our community. Teresa is welcoming and inclusive, collaborating with others to achieve the best for Falmouth. As a taxpayer, parent, and resident of Falmouth, I value Teresa’s thoughtful decisions to promote both the immediate needs and long-term goals of our town. Please join me in voting to re-elect Teresa Pierce to another term as Falmouth town councilor. Jill Bryant Falmouth

Put Pryzant on Falmouth board I am writing to support Eydie Pryzant for School Board in Falmouth. Eydie is a mother of three children who have attended or are attending Falmouth Schools. Her commitment to our schools is noteworthy. Eydie tirelessly spearheaded the campaign to keep Falmouth schools autonomous. She continues to volunteer in the schools, and is currently the president of the high school PTO. Eydie is thorough, precise, and hardworking, she leaves no stone unturned. By electing Eydie Pryzant to the Falmouth School Board our community will get thoughtful analysis and decision making. Please join me in voting for Eydie Pryzant for Falmouth School Board. Carol Keroack Falmouth

Vote yes on Question 1 in Falmouth I am writing in support of Question 1, which will be on the ballot in Falmouth’s June 14 election. As the spouse of a member of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I know firsthand that the trustees have invested many months and countless hours examining whether Falmouth’s public library needs more space and whether a move for the library in is the library’s and our town’s best economic and community interests. The Town Council, like the library board, has also spent many, many hours examining this issue. Both groups have

looked at the economic and other potential impacts on the town in great detail and both groups have now voted for the plan contained in Question 1 to proceed. With three children in the Falmouth schools who all have a love of learning and reading, I believe that the plan to move the library to a larger space, at the Lunt School, is a good one. I believe that the library board and the Town Council have come up with, after many months of deliberation, a workable and also fiscally reasonable plan that will not adversely affect our town’s finances and which will serve to enhance the great things that we already love about Falmouth. I will be voting yes on Question 1 on June 14. Brita Forssberg Falmouth

Falmouth Question 1 costs aren’t realistic If you want a Falmouth Community Center immediately then vote no on Question 1. Matter of fact, if the question was only about the Community Center, we wouldn’t need a referendum. The town has allocated $900,000 to bring the building up to code. We could start programs there immediately. Moving the library to Lunt (for $3 million) is the real issue. The entire project ($5.65 million) is portrayed as “net zero” to the taxpayer by selling the library for $1.2 million, school land for $2 million, the fire barn for $150,000 (oops – it sold for $127,000) and raising $1.2 million plus using $1.5 million of taxpayers’ money from the Rainy Day Fund. These are unrealistic sale prices. The Town Council has given the project 4.5 years (2015) to obtain the full $5.65 million and if it doesn’t, the project will not move forward. The schools are left vacant and the buildings held hostage by a tenuous project for years. Have we forgotten that we are near completion of a $46 million elementary school with a 4,500-square-foot stateof-the-art library and 1,300-square-foot computer lab – space explicitly for community use? Starting payment for the new school is reflected in our 2011-2012 budget. Why doesn’t the Yes on 1 crowd even mention this building? Vote no on Question 1. Rowan Morse Falmouth

Past leaders back Falmouth library move As past presidents of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, we would like to express our support for Question 1. The existing library does not meet the needs of the community. As much as people have strong sentiments for the building, it needs major renovations to make it work. During our tenures, the board worked diligently to find a fiscally responsible, practical expansion. We investigated multiple options on and off site. We worked with architects and consultants and none of these options met the library’s needs. Recently, we have observed the current board revisit the options we considered. They worked with new architects, a new library consultant, and an engineer. After much consideration, this board came to the same conclusion – expanding at the present site is not a responsible decision. But now there is an option allowing expansion on a site very close by, the Lunt School. What a wonderful solution to a long-existing problem. Our library is an integral part of our community. It is often the first place young children gather outside their family. For many of our seniors, it is the place they stay connected with the community. A library is more than books. The mission of our library is to “enrich the community by providing resources and services that foster a love

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of reading and inspire imagination, curiosity, and an open exchange of ideas and information. “To fulfill this mission it needs more space. Please join us and vote yes on 1. John Capasso, Marsha Clark, Tom Sauberlich Falmouth

SAD 51 budget meets needs

Supporting a school budget is more than an annual appropriation; it is an investment in the future. As a former superintendent of schools and educator for 35 years, I believe a strong correlation exists between the quality of education, and the future of our country. The SAD 51 Finance Committee labored this year to develop a responsible budget that embraces the educational needs of students, ever mindful of the economic burden that many Cumberland and North Yarmouth households are experiencing. Three years of budget challenges resulted in a reduction of 31.5 positions. To discover further savings, the district implemented new transportation efficiencies and school based energy cost savings. Our proposed budget of nearly $28.9 million represents a 2.93 percent increase, 1.62 percent dedicated to the operating budget and 1.31 percent for debt service payment for renovating and improving Greely High School. I believe the goal of maintaining the integrity of our educational programs while being sensitive to the accompanying tax burden has been met. The district’s elementary- and middle-level literacy and mathematics initiatives will remain in place as well as GHS’s International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. In addition, the School Board has recommended closing the Drowne Road School, realizing a savings of more than $244,000. I hope that all citizens of the SAD 51 community will attend the June 9 district budget meeting and participate in the budget validation vote, including the Drowne Road School referendum, June 14. Bill Richards, finance chairman School Administrative District 51 Cumberland

Hazard for Falmouth School Board

I am writing to extend my support for Falmouth School Board candidate Karyl Hazard. With three young children, Karyl plays an active role in the school system and stays up to date on all the important issues. She attends many board meetings and often shares her thoughts publicly. One of Karyl’s many strengths is her extensive background in business. This background will enhance her ability to make sound choices regarding the state of our school’s many fiscal challenges. I am certain that Karyl is dedicated to keeping Falmouth a nationally recognized school system. Karyl will help maintain the highest level of education here in Falmouth. She will face the challenges head on and always maintain her commitment to our children’s education as No. 1. Please join me in voting for Karyl Hazard. Gretchen Lacombe Falmouth

Re-elect Larson to Falmouth board

Focus on the big picture with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Budget development experience. Ability to make hard decisions. Workhorse. Just a few of the qualities Analiese Larson brings to this year’s Falmouth School Board election. I know. As a past School Board member I worked with Analiese and experienced her abilities first hand. I urge you to vote to re-elect Analiese Larson. She has proved her capabilities in her first term as a School Board member. We need her experience and her moderating approach for a second term as the school district navigates in increasingly difficult financial and legislative times. Kathy Hillman Reed Falmouth

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Slate voting damages Falmouth Falmouth has lost its way. The political discourse has turned contentious, rancorous, and at times ugly. It now appears that five individuals are running as a block for the two open Town Council seats and three open School Board seats. This strategy is a ploy to control local government and ultimately will not serve the best interests of our town. We need balance and broad representation. We have all seen the dysfunction stemming from party politics at the state and national level and we must not let it happen here. I hope that Falmouth voters will consider the merits of all candidates as individuals and vote accordingly. Rusty Bennett Falmouth

Pryzant for Falmouth School Board I met Eydie Pryzant almost 19 years ago when she moved to Maine with her husband and young son. As Eydie’s family grew, now three children ages 15 to 20, she immersed herself in the Falmouth schools as a parent volunteer. Throughout the years, Eydie has regularly attended School Board meetings, to keep herself informed on the progress and direction of our schools. When Superintendent George Entwistle initiated a community dialog, Eydie consistently participated. Additionally, she worked many hours behind the scenes. She was asked to join the Math Curriculum Task Force and the Advanced Placement study group at the high school.


Many students at the high school today are benefiting right now from the work Eydie did, behind the scenes, on these two committees which implemented an accelerated math track and a greater selection of AP courses. Eydie has always emphasized that Falmouth students need to have opportunities to remain competitive, particularly in a world economy. Aware of economic uncertainties, she will prioritize in a fiscally responsible manner to maintain Falmouth’s high academic standing. Please join me in the logical step of embracing Eydie Pryzant’s talents, energy and long-standing commitment and vote for her on June 14 for Falmouth School Board. Barbara Seelen Falmouth

Andrews for Falmouth School Board I am very happy to give my support to Jan Andrews for Falmouth School Board. My interactions with Jan over the last few years have shown her to be a very level-headed, thoughtful person, willing to consider viewpoints other than her own. And I have no doubt she will bring those traits to the Falmouth School Board. Recently I spoke at length with Jan about some of the issues facing our community and the education of our children. She showed herself to me as being a person willing to listen and consider outside-the-box ideas. Please join me in giving Jan your vote for School Board. Diane Howe Falmouth

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We urge Falmouth voters to re-elect Teresa Pierce to theTown Council. Teresa has been a thoughtful and strategic councilor, working to balance the needs of individuals in our growing community with the pressures of business growth and development. Teresa’s input on developing the Route 1 and Route 100 business districts has provided Falmouth residents with a devoted advocate on behalf of reasonable growth. She has also been committed to continuing the Open Space Implementation plan that was overwhelmingly passed a few years ago. A fraction of the funds approved have been used, but the program has flourished. As a fiscal advocate, Teresa has helped maintain a flat tax rate for homeowners, balancing rising costs with reasonable cuts in services that have maintained our important public safety and educational systems. Please be sure to vote on June 14 and ensure that Teresa Pierce is re-elected for a second term. Hugh and Colleen Coxe Falmouth

Elect Andrews for Falmouth School Board We have known Jan Andrews for many years and we know that she would be an excellent member of the Falmouth School Board. Her practical experience in raising her six children has kept her closely involved in Falmouth schools and town affairs. She is intelligent, committed and very knowledgeable about her concerns. Nancy and David Merrill Falmouth ��������� �������������

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No free ride in Falmouth Please vote no on Question 1 relating to the Falmouth library move to the Plummer/Motz-Lunt site, which includes other costly items to Falmouth residents. If anyone truly believes this is a freebie (“tax neutral”) then I have a bridge I’d like to sell them. Our real estate taxes are already poised to increase in November by a minimum of 4.6 percent mainly due to cost of the new grammar school and the budget our extravagant School Board saw fit to recommend without regard to the burden it places by way of increased taxation. Most cities and towns, and our state are reducing spending, not increasing it. We residents shouldn’t be burdened by further potential tax increase. The validity of the so-called “net zero” cost of the project is seriously flawed. Taking a $1.5 million from our rainy day fund (which is taxpayer money) is not “net zero” funding. To the contrary, it’s spending our money raised by taxation. Give it back to us if it’s burning a hole in the council’s pocket. Have we ever had a property tax decrease in Falmouth? I don’t think so. Does anyone think the economy is sound? Does the inability of the federal government to control runaway spending not scare and concern you? It does me. I’m very worried about the direction of our state, town and country and the inability to curtail the spend, spend, spend mentality. Ronald A. Hart Falmouth

No on 1 is Falmouth’s real gamble Voting yes on Question 1 provides Falmouth with an invaluable chance to shape our future. As a former town councilor, I am surprised by the tone and position of some of the opponents of Question 1 in Falmouth, many of whom I normally consider to have sound business judgment and strong community spirit. They have described it as some sort of “game of chance.” Maybe, but think about it. Our town was incorporated in 1718. We have been in business for

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close to 300 years and I fully expect us to be here for another 300. Selling valuable real estate near the commercial center of our town and turning our back on an investment in our future is shortsighted and simply bad business judgment. If we do not save these properties and seize this opportunity now, we will never have the finances or courage to purchase anything comparable when (not if) we need (not want) it in the future. Already the development of the Plummer-Motz/library plans and the campaign in support of Question 1 have built community across traditional party, ideological and generational lines. Voting yes on Question 1 is a vote for the future and that has always been a good bet in Falmouth. Richard P. Olson Falmouth

Vote for Orestis in Falmouth I am writing to endorse Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris made the effort to come by my house to speak with me and I was impressed. He has experience in public service and is energetic and enthusiastic about serving Falmouth. I was particularly struck with Chris’s desire to collaborate with all voices and parties in town. He is a businessman, a father, and supports protecting Falmouth’s rural character. He believes there is room for economic development, great schools and protection of our natural resources. He is committed to a thoughtful and respectful process in addressing the issues at hand. We could really use Chris on our Town Council and I encourage all citizens to give him their vote. Susan Howe Falmouth

Re-elect Larson to Falmouth School Board We are writing to ask voters to re-elect Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. In her first term, Analiese showed that she was willing to do the hard work needed to obtain fantastic educational results while

exercising fiscal restraint. Analiese spent three years on the Finance Committee and two years as finance chairwoman. During that time, the district decreased expenditures year over year, while state funding for Falmouth schools decreased by $2.1 million. In light of those budgetary challenges, the district’s academic excellence is particularly impressive. Thanks to the efforts of Analiese and other dedicated staff, volunteers and elected officials, Forbes and GreatSchools recently named Falmouth the best American school value in the country, finishing ahead of 17,588 other towns and cities for the top honor. Analiese Larson has earned our trust and we enthusiastically endorse her candidacy for Falmouth School Board. Janine Lambert and Dave McConnell Falmouth

SAD 51 should close Drowne Road School

SAD 51 would like to close the Drowne Road School and save the taxpayers of Cumberland and North Yarmouth $245,000 in operational costs from the 20112012 budget. Please vote yes on June 14. Last year I served on the sustainability committee which recommended the district repurpose the school. A key factor motivating this particular recommendation was declining enrollments. As we looked at each facility in the district, Drowne Road stood out as a clear means to become more efficient without sacrificing our community’s educational standards. While many of us had children go through the school and have fond memories of the “old school” feel and charm of this small educational community, it is important we continue to look for cost savings during this period of declining enrollments. Savings of $245,000 is significant and will take some pressure off cutting other areas of the budget. My younger children will not have the perceived benefit of a small-school setting, but they will each surely make their own memories in the other fine facilities the district operates. If you favor saving $245,000, please vote yes to close the Drowne Road School. Michael Perfetti Cumberland

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Pryzant’s pledge to Falmouth voters I am running for the Falmouth School Board and would appreciate your support. I have three children who have gone through the Falmouth school system. One has graduated and two currently are attending Falmouth High School. Over a 10-year period, I volunteered in the elementary and middle schools and this year I am president of the high school PTO. I have served on a district-wide Math Task Force and an Advanced Placement Study Group. Several years ago I campaigned for an Internet safety presentation for middle school parents. In 2008, I led a group of concerned citizens who opposed the plan to consolidate the Falmouth schools with SAD 51 and worked hard to defeat it. Lastly, in 2009, I was honored by the Falmouth Education Association and presented a Friends of Education Award by the teachers. I am committed to high-quality education but respectful of the impact on the taxpayers. If elected, I will work to maintain academic excellence and seek efficiencies in the system. Eydie Pryzant Falmouth

Falmouth’s use of surplus is not new I recently moved to Falmouth with my wife, Kate McCrann, who grew up here, and our two kids, ages 4 and 1. I can’t wait for the community center to happen. There won’t be a tax increase of any kind to fund Question 1. It’ll cost $5.6 million over the next 4.5 years, but not a penny of that will come from higher taxes on existing properties. Instead, funding will come from three sources: $1.25 million that the library will raise from private gifts; the sale of three public properties, and $1.5 million from the town’s undesignated fund. That’s it. No tax hikes. Not now, not later. In fact, the referendum language explicitly provides that if


the money isn’t raised by 2015, the project won’t go forward. What is this undesignated fund? It’s a surplus of over $10 million that has accrued from unexpended operating budgets and unanticipated excess revenues, almost like pocket change that goes into a jar at the end of every day. It’s governed by a policy that specifically authorizes spending the fund for one-time capital improvements. Using the fund is nothing new; we’ve used it many times before, on everything from security cameras in the high school to buying property adjacent to the East Branch of the Piscataqua River. And each time we’ve used it, it’s been replenished through the town’s annual budgeting process and earnings on investments, not through raising taxes. Let’s not miss out on this chance. Bo Bigelow Falmouth

Hazard, Larson, Tucker for Falmouth School Board I am writing to lend my strong support for three candidates for Falmouth School Board: Karyl Hazard, Analiese Larson and Lucy Tucker. Hazard first started participating at School Board workshops two years ago, and since that time, we’ve heard her thoughtful, well-reasoned voice many times. She always looks at issues in terms of what works best for students. Karyl would bring a strong business background to the board, having worked in strategic management consulting for Fortune 500 companies in Boston and most recently for L.L. Bean as a marketing manager. I’ve served with Larson for the last three years. Most folks know that she has served as finance chairwoman and vice chairwoman for the last two years. What people may not know about Analiese is that she possesses a superior intellect, is a tireless worker, and is a fair-minded and objective decision maker. She is as tight with a dollar as any person I’ve served with. Tucker has worked as a volunteer in the schools for the last 10 years and now seeks to extend those experiences to benefit the school district. Lucy is a graduate of Colby College, and we first met when she was a young

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Smith, Groban for Yarmouth schools

I hope Yarmouth residents will join me in voting to re-elect Judiann Smith and electing Margaret Groban to the School Committee. For the past three years I’ve sat beside Smith on the School Committee and marveled at her knowledge on the issues. Judiann always has a thoughtful, informed opinion. She is mindful of the costs to taxpayers while maintaining a firm commitment to the superb quality of a Yarmouth education. In this challenging economic climate, she’s adept at winnowing out the wants from the needs. As a taxpayer, her passion for our schools and community is deeply felt. Groban may be a newcomer to electoral politics in Yarmouth, but she’s a familiar presence to those in our school system. She has served on countless committees and booster groups and has an intimate knowledge of the system’s culture. I have no doubt she would be an exceptional addition to the committee. Kent Pierce Yarmouth


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SAD 51 needs budget increase On June 9 and 14 voters in the SAD 51 community will vote on the proposed school budget for the 20112012 fiscal year. Following three years of flat funding, the School Board is recommending a budget increase of 2.93 percent, a modest adjustment to maintain our programs, staff, facilities, and pay for our debt service. When considering how declining enrollment might impact our budget, I recognize that our board has studied and monitored those trends closely. Identification of the projected decline led to the creation of the Sustainability Committee, and the proposed closure of Drowne Road School. Presently, the decline is gradual and next year will mean an overall loss of 45 students, just 2 percent of our total enrollment. Most of those losses are spread throughout the district, making it harder to target specific grades for enrollment related cuts. Also, a small reduction of students does not change the cost of capital expenses like heating and electricity. However, in the middle school, where the enrollment decline has had a greater impact, a teaching position was eliminated with this budget. As a painful consequence of three years of severe budget restrictions, we have lost 31.5 positions. I am a parent who volunteers in the schools, and I seen first-hand that those losses have made it harder for our outstanding staff to meet the individualized needs of

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children. This proposed increase is necessary to maintain a high-quality education for our children, something the entire community benefits from. Marnie Dean Cumberland

Yes on 1 in Falmouth For two years I was a member of the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee whose recommendations to the town were the seed of the upcoming Question 1 referendum. I left that process with admiration for town staff, my fellow committee members and for the town itself. The process was so rigorous, involving so many residents of all walks of life, and participants so varied across the political spectrum, that I left our final meeting confident that all voices had been heard, and knowing that this move was absolutely the right one for Falmouth. I was additionally filled with pride and some relief in the political process as councilors came to agreement to put a modest version of the proposal on the ballot, making many practical compromises. The most important safeguard added to instill confidence in even the most concerned parties was to insist that the project be funded without using any new property tax revenues to pay for the capital costs. I urge outspoken opposition members to listen again to residents of our fine town and trust the thoughtful,

diligent and unbiased work that we’ve all done together. Read the referendum question and see that this proposal has been carefully written to address all concerns about tax increases. Notice the clause indicating the project will not move forward unless renovations can be completed without new tax revenue. This is a critical opportunity to protect the future of Falmouth and preserve the past. Please vote yes on Question 1. Phil Kaplan Falmouth

Question 1 worth the risk

Opponents of Falmouth Question 1 say that we cannot take a chance on the library move and community center because the outcome is not certain and the risk is too great. There is risk in all of life, but one thing here is certain: if we don’t grab the opportunity to use these properties for public purposes, we will never be able to do it again. Question 1 opens a great possibility for Falmouth and voters should not turn away from that. The planners of the proposal have taken steps to limit risk at every point. The costs and revenues have been estimated realistically, with considerable buffer built in. The proposal itself specifies that new taxes cannot be used for the project. Much of the property will shift into private hands and expand the tax base. And if it becomes obvious that the project won’t work, it can be stopped. Falmouth should support this project by voting yes on Question 1. We can do a great thing for our town. Joseph W. O’Donnell Falmouth

TOWN OF CUMBERLAND JUNE 14, 2011 ELECTION NOTICE Absentee Ballots for the June 14, 2011, Municipal, Referendum, and MSAD #51Budget Validation Referendum Election are available on Monday, May 16, 2011, 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. Beginning Wednesday, May 25, 2011, registrations must occur in person. The voter is required to show satisfactory proof of identity and residency to the Registrar. The regular office hours of the Voter Registrar/Town Clerk’s Office, 290 Tuttle Road, are:

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SAD 51 budget deserves support Consistent with SAD 51’s goal of continuously improving its excellent teaching and learning environment, Cumberland and North Yarmouth voted overwhelmingly in 2006 to authorize the renovation and expansion of Greely High School. This project has already provided a substantial return on investment in a community where academic excellence and sensible fiscal management have long been its hallmarks. The College Board recently recognized SAD 51 as one of 388 districts nationwide to receive an Advanced Placement Achievement Award for providing broader access to AP courses while maintaining or improving student scores. Standard & Poor’s also gave SAD 51 an excellent bond rating of AA, saving taxpayers significant dollars. Remaining mindful of taxpayer concerns while maintaining a focus on improved student achievement, the School Board has kept a flat budget for three years. Notably, of the proposed 2.93 percent increase to next year’s budget, only 1.62 percent is for operations while 1.31 percent reflects a one-time spike in debt service on Greely’s renovation. As part of the public budget vote scheduled for June 9 and for ratification at the polls on June 14, Cumberland and North Yarmouth will be asked again to authorize the annual debt service as part of approving next year’s school budget. Strong public schools benefit the entire community and SAD 51 is a perfect example. Our schools are, literally and figuratively, at the center of our communities. They deserve and require our continued support. Please join me in voting in favor of the SAD 51 budget. Betts J. Gorsky Cumberland Foreside

Falmouth library doesn’t need more shelf space I have listened to both sides of this story, read the consultant’s report and have come to the conclusion that the need for additional space (and hence moving the library to Lunt School) is based on outdated formulas that merely calculate storage of book volumes based on population. I am an architect. My firm designs libraries, and I can tell you that the function of the library is changing drastically. They have traditionally been repositories for printed media and other audio/visual media. As all forms of media are in the process of turning digital, the need for shelf storage is diminishing rapidly and severely. Books are the latest media going digital. Amazon reported that they are now selling 105 Kindle books for every 100 print books. Books are going digital and are going fast. In the midst of this dramatic change

my library board is telling me that we need to increase our current bookshelf space by 36 percent. Something is wrong here. I am all for investing in my community. I believe that the library will continue to be an important social and informational hub of our town. I believe that the current library needs to be updated to accommodate technology. I am not convinced, however, that it requires any additional space. Let’s get some realistic space program information on a digital age library before we abandon what is most likely a perfectly good location and commit our town to significant wasteful spending. Andrew C. Hyland Falmouth

Approve the Falmouth school budget I have been an educator for 15 years, teaching software developers how to build Web applications, teaching aspiring pilots how to fly airplanes, and teaching Fortune 100 companies how to transform their business processes. Whether learning happens in a school or a corporation, high-quality education has a very high return on investment. Whether you are a household, a town, a state, or a country, you must live within your budget over the long term. You must bring home as much money as we spend. Few people would argue that our $14 trillion-plus national debt can continue growing unabated. Public education is the cornerstone of our country’s future economic success, and it provides a measure of equal opportunity in an increasingly unequal economic playing field. However, public education expenditures cannot be excessive or wasteful. It was therefore with great pride that I see Falmouth topping Forbes magazine’s national Best Schools for Your Real Estate Buck list. Not only do we have great schools in absolute terms, but we are getting incredible value for our property tax dollars. Even with Falmouth’s mil rate lower than other Portland suburbs, our schools outperform. I encourage Falmouth residents to join me in ensuring our schools stay the best in the country by voting Yes on 2 to approve the school budget. Ben Frueh Falmouth

Falmouth library has outgrown its home I lived in Falmouth for 25 years, and my long relationship with Falmouth Memorial Library began when my family first visited the library in 1981. I was honored to be appointed a library trustee in 1993. The library board

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soon realized that the building we all loved no longer served our needs. Both the town and library services were changing and growing in unimagined ways, and with the overwhelming support of Falmouth voters, an expanded Library was opened on Oct. 14, 1995. My involvement with the library continued for more than 15 years, as employee and volunteer. I can attest to the conditions that the library staff work under: storing and retrieving books from a hazardous basement, no room for breaks, children’s programs displaced because of time conflicts with the community room, to name a few. As we dedicated the renewed building, it was impossible to see how our warm, welcoming, and professional facility would succeed in increasing usage and services to the point that it soon ran out of space, challenging the staff to use every inch of the building in creative ways. The need for a new space is the result of those increasing demands. Now is the time for the citizens of Falmouth to show their support for an institution that has enhanced the quality of life in the town. Voting yes on June 14 will give Falmouth a community center it can be proud of, with the library as its anchor. Corey Goodrich Cumberland

SAD 51 budget deserves support

The budget approved by the SAD 51 Board of Directors that will be considered by the voters on June 9 at the public vote and June 14 at the polls is consistent with our community. Based upon high graduation rates, student achievement measures, and college matriculation rates, our school district is remarkably effective at preparing the young people of our towns for college, the work place, the military, or any path they choose upon graduation. We have a range of options for delivering a high-quality education: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Southern Maine Community College classes taught right at school, collaborative education of our students at Portland Area Technical High School, and virtual high school courses. The learning environment and teaching accurately and effectively serve those who live here. The business of a public school system is that of educating the children of our towns to prepare the next generation engaged citizens who will lead in many different fields – the arts, business, community service and science. I am proud of the many accomplishments of our students, and we can all take pride in their academic, artistic, athletic, and public service achievements. The overall 2.93 percent increase is an investment in our students, our facilities, and our community – our young people have proved time and again to be worthy of our support. David Champlin North Yarmouth


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Falmouth can’t afford not to approve Question 1

Question 1 is a one-time opportunity By Chantal Walker Falmouth referendum Question 1, the “Town Center” proposal, is a unique opportunity that is too good to pass up. After much discussion, the majority of the library board of trustees voted April 3 to endorse the referendum. If it passes, it will solve the space problem that has afflicted the library for nearly a decade by allowing the library to expand into the Lunt School. It will do so at a much lower cost than constructing a new building on a privately owned site. There is no question that the library needs more space. Since 2000, circulation of materials at the library has increased 58 percent; use of the interlibrary loan service has increased 3,000 percent, and use of the meeting rooms at the library has climbed 83 percent. In 2003 and again in 2010, the library hired nationally recognized library consultants to assess our space needs. Both consultants came to the same conclusion: library use has outgrown the building. Dr. Jay Lucker recommended that the library should expand to a total of 16,114 feet, and Nolan Lushington endorsed a total of 16,783 square feet. (The library currently occupies 10,700 square feet.) This expanded area would allow for more work space and more public computers. (Patrons used public computers more than 8,600 times last year alone.) It would also provide dedicated space for popular library events like Story Time, seating areas for adults and teens, a reference desk, and space for handling the thousands of interlibrary loan items that are requested by patrons each year. Some suggest that the advent of e-books will lessen the library’s need for space. However, the availability of e-books does not indicate the demise of the printed book. In August 2010, Newsweek reported, “Once they own an e-reader, only 15 percent of consumers say they stop purchasing books altogether.” Libraries across the country find that patrons who come into the library to use technology actually check out more printed books, too. But the bottom line is that no matter how popular ebooks are, they aren’t uniformly available at libraries. Major publishers like Macmillan and Simon & Schuster refuse to license their e-books for free circulation at libraries. So if you want to read Stephen King or Mary

Higgins Clark, you’ll have to borrow a printed book. Even publishers who do license e-books to libraries impose rigid restrictions on use. A March 2011 article in The Forecaster on library e-book use in Maine notes that the system has libraries “over a barrel” because entire digital collections can be wiped clean following changes in use agreements with publishers or distributors. As long as people want free access to books and information, libraries will need to maintain collections of physical books. Before the trustees voted unanimously to endorse a move to the Lunt/Plummer-Motz site, we thoroughly explored the possibility of expanding at our current location at 5 Lunt Road. We hired a team of Falmouth architects and an engineer to examine the site and propose expansion plans. What they discovered is that, in order to stay, the library must buy the neighboring residence and tear it down to create a parking lot. Part of the adjacent residence, which the owner has said is not for sale, is also required for parking. Still, the biggest deterrent to expanding on site is the expense. A detailed opinion by the engineer gave a total project cost at the current library of $3.21 million. Expanding at Lunt would cost about $3 million. For less than the cost of expanding, the Library will gain a larger, more flexible space with ample parking. And, like the current location, it will still be on the local bus route, connected by sidewalks, and convenient to Falmouth’s primary business district. Question 1 on June 14 will afford voters the opportunity to finally provide the library with the space it needs at an unbeatable price. The Town Council worked diligently to ensure that this project will not raise taxes, and included in the referendum a clause stating that new property taxes cannot be used for project renovations. Question 1 will also allow Community Programs to have a home just steps away from the new library. The opportunity to be close to a community center and collaborate on programming is exciting and full of promise. Question 1 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impact the town in a positive way for generations to come. Please vote yes on Question 1. Chantal Walker of Falmouth is president of the Falmouth Memorial Library Board of Trustees.

By Marna Miller On June 14, Falmouth voters will determine the fate of one of our most significant assets, the Lunt/ Plummer-Motz property. It’s a rare opportunity to shape our town’s services for generations to come – without raising taxes. It’s an opportunity that will disappear if Question 1 is defeated and the site is sold to developers. Question 1 proposes to convert Lunt School into an expanded Falmouth Memorial Library, the Motz wing and Mason Gym into a community center, and Plummer into leasable space. The playground will remain, and a town green will unite the buildings. For decades, Falmouth has explored proposals for a community center – a facility sorely lacking in our town and limiting Community Programs’ ability to meet the needs of all residents. But each proposal has fallen flat. Either the price, often in the millions of dollars for building and land, has been too high for our fiscally conservative town. Or the plan was so limited that it wasn’t worth pursuing. Similarly, the Falmouth Memorial Library – heavily used and so cramped for space that it does not meet state standards – has been seeking expansion for eight years. Building and site constraints led a building engineer, the entire 12-member library board, and the Town Council to conclude that it makes no sense to expand on site. The library board voted unanimously that they must move, but a new building on a different site is a very expensive prospect. Cape Elizabeth’s library currently has a proposal for more than $7 million. However, the upcoming vacancy of Lunt and Plummer-Motz offers Falmouth the opportunity to solve these puzzles at an unbeatable price: $5.65 million that comes solely from the sale of other town property, private gifts to the Library, and up to $1.5 million from the undesignated fund balance. That’s right, Falmouth residents would not see an increase in their taxes to pay for this project. Opponents of Question 1 argue that the proposal is too good to be true, and can’t possibly be done without raising taxes. But the Town Council understands very clearly that Falmouth residents enjoy having the lowest tax rate of all surrounding towns. The council refused the proposal put forward by the Facilities Committee because it would have required borrowing money and raising taxes. Instead, the council made multiple compromises, re-

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Falmouth’s smart move is to vote no on Question 1 By M. Roberts Hunt On June 14 Falmouth voters will decide whether to accept or reject Question 1 to spend more than $5.5 million to convert two decrepit brick buildings, Lunt and Plummer schools, into a new library and a commercial office building, and Motz School into a site for Falmouth Community Programs. Some say it’s a smart move: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Really? Putting Falmouth Community Programs into Motz-Mason is the only thing that’s a smart move. That can and will happen even if Question 1 is rejected. Sell Plummer, Lunt and most of the surrounding town-owned 20 acres to a private developer. That’s the smart move. The town would get millions immediately and property taxes forever. We are told Question 1 is a net zero proposition because all construction costs must be raised from a variety of sources before construction is allowed to start and no new taxes will be required. Really? About $1.5 million of the capital construction costs will come out of the town’s undesignated fund. Even if it is replaced with new surplus funds, the town will be out $1.5 million. That’s not net zero. That’s a loss of $1.5 million. If the library doubles in size and moves to Lunt, its annual operating expenses will increase. Since the town has agreed to fund 75 percent of that expense, a future tax increase is more than likely. That’s not net zero. All construction funds must be collected by Dec. 31, 2015, or the project is dead. Between now and then Plummer, Lunt and Motz must be heated, insured and maintained for $75,000 per year. If the project fails the town is out more than $300,000 and stuck with three empty buildings that have continued to deteriorate. Net zero? A smart move? No. The centerpiece of Question 1 is the expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library at Lunt. The trustees claim it doesn’t meet national and state standards at its current location. There are, in fact no national standards. The state merely suggests minimum guidelines. It can expand inexpensively on site to meet state guidelines. So spending $3 million to move from where it has been since 1952 makes no financial, practical or historical sense. The trustees stake their claim for Lunt on the flawed conclusions their 2010 consultant, Nolan Lushington. At

the beginning of his oral report to the Town Council he emphasized he was only comfortable making projections for five years due to the constantly changing future of public libraries. After a councilor insisted he extend his projection for 20 years did he say the library might need to double in size. His conclusions are further flawed by his belief 141,000 individuals “used” the library in 2009. For that to be true, 50 individuals had to “use” it every hour of every day it was open. That doesn’t pass the straightface or personal observation tests. He also failed to recognize that circulation was the result of basically the same number of cardholders using basically the same number of books rather than a dramatic increase in one or the other or both. Inexpensive on-site library space can be added in at least two different ways: the 1995 addition can be expanded or 3,900 square feet can be added to the south side of the building (the library planned for in 1995). In 2006 the library’s consultant, Jay Lucker, concluded that if 3,900 square feet were added to the south side of the building it could then serve the needs of 13,500 resident and meet state guidelines. His opinion was before the explosion of e-books, iPads, Kindles and the like. At the Dec. 13, 2010, Town Council meeting, two local architects and a structural engineer offered a plan that met Nolan Lushington’s square footage numbers by adding to the 1995 addition. The trustees rejected it because they didn’t “want to take” a neighbor’s property to make a larger parking lot. The neighbor was very willing to sell and had been for months. Inexplicably, the idea of adding 3,900 square feet to the south side for approximately $800,000 was never considered or discussed by the designers, trustees or council. Even if Question 1 is rejected Falmouth Community Programs can still move into Motz-Mason. Community Programs is not only profitable, it provides a great service to all residents. It will move faster with a no vote on Question 1. It certainly won’t have to wait for up to 4 1/2 years. The smarter move is vote no on 1. M. Roberts Hunt of Falmouth is a member of Falmouth Citizens for Sound Choices and a former trustee of Falmouth Memorial Library.

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moving Town Hall from the proposal, slating open space behind the buildings to be sold, introducing a revenuegenerating public/private partnership, and capping expenses. Compromises continued until a plan emerged where they liked the price tag as much as the vision. The council wrote Question 1 with multiple safeguards to prevent any possibility of a tax increase. The referendum language clearly states that no new property taxes can be used for renovations. If the projected revenues are not available by December 2015, the project will be called off. Question 1 isn’t a gamble. It’s a careful plan, fitting for a town that has a national reputation and AA1 Moody’s rating for its outstanding financial management and responsible fiscal decisions. Even council Chairman Tony Payne, while voicing concerns about spending, expressed confidence in the referendum’s safeguards, acknowledging that “the capital improvements to Lunt/ Plummer/Motz schools will have no direct impact on the tax rate.” Question 1 is an incredible bargain, a cost-effective opportunity to meet high demand for community resources popular with residents of all ages and incomes. After five years, even potential operating cost increases are projected to be met by lease income, upgrades to energy systems, and new revenue from property the plan moves onto the tax rolls. So why is there opposition to Question 1? Opponents offer claims like, “this is the wrong time to spend.” But how fiscally responsible are we if we turn down a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like this? I say we can’t afford not to do this. There was fierce opposition to Community Park and to improvements at Town Landing. But I can’t imagine Falmouth without wonderful assets like this, and we still carry a tax rate that is significantly lower than any of our neighboring towns. Falmouth has a track record of identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to benefit the community without burdening the taxpayer. Let’s not let this opportunity get away. Vote yes on Question 1. Marna Miller is a Falmouth resident and co-chairwoman of the Yes on 1 campaign.


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A leaky peace in the Middle East I’m of two minds about WikiLeaks, the online disseminator of confidential government documents. On one hand, it performs a valuable service. It’s fascinating to see how the world of diplomacy really operates, and it’s important Global for citizens to know what their governments are really saying and doing behind the scenes. On the other hand, if communications between diplomats and leaders are regularly exposed to the light, it certainly could have a chilling effect on the ability to speak frankly and openly. Given the rapidly changing situation in the Middle East, I can only imagine Perry B. Newman what leaders in the region are saying, confidentially, to each other these days. I wonder if, in the coming weeks,WikiLeaks will unearth a fascinating exchange like this entirely hypothetical letter from Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It could have been written after Netanyahu’s meeting last week with President Barack Obama, who had just expressed his support for a Palestinian state defined principally by the pre-1967 borders between Israel, the West Bank and Gaza: “Dear Bibi: “It’s been ages since we spoke, so I thought I’d reestablish contact, at least in writing. I’ve been reading about your trip to Washington. Washington is a beautiful city, especially when seen from the back seat of a limousine. I love pulling up in front of the White House, don’t you? “Anyway, I wanted to touch base regarding our ‘situation.’ I know you’re upset that Obama said that the pre-1967 borders should serve as the basis for a Palestinian state. Listen, I don’t blame you for being ticked. Who wants to be known as the prime minister who lost the West Bank to the Palestinians? “Still, this couldn’t have come as a surprise. We’ve both known for years that the West Bank, or at least most of it, would become Palestine. And I know that the thousands of settlers (OK, residents) of Ariel, for example, aren’t going anywhere. We’ve always assumed that land swaps would even out the deal. “So what are you so angry about? Obama just said out loud what we’ve each known for years. And, if you want to know the truth, your problems are nothing compared to mine. “First of all, I’ve got to deal with these whack-job Hamas guys. I don’t know what’s worse: their talk about an Islamic state, their love for bin Laden, or the fact that


if you disagree openly with them, you wake up dead the next morning. “I mean, these guys really make me nervous. That’s why I can’t just go ahead and make peace with you based on the West Bank alone. They keep feeding my people this idea that we have to have everything, the West Bank and Gaza, especially since we’ll never get the rest of the land of Israel back. “So I have to slather on all this ‘brothers in arms’ talk or else I’m a short-timer, if you know what I mean. “And it’s not like I got such a great deal from Obama, either. He says that a Palestinian state will have to be demilitarized. Great. I get land, but no army. And then he says I have to drop Hamas. Hello? How am I supposed to deal with Hamas if I’ve got no army? “We did this dance once before in Gaza and they beat the stuffing out of us. Now I have to welcome them to Ramallah and make peace with them (so I stay alive) but at the same time drop them like a hot potato (so I get my state.) Thanks a lot, Barack. “So let’s cut to the chase. I know the ‘right of return’ is DOA. The Palestinians who either drank the Kool-Aid and left or who were driven out by your guys in 1948 are pretty much toast. I’m not happy about it, but I’m a realist. Toss me a few billion shekels for compensation and we’re good. “As for Jerusalem, seriously, I’m willing to defer resolution of that one. If we can agree on this West Bank land swap thing, five years from now, if all goes well, I’ll have a state, a seat at the U.N., zillions in aid from the E.U. and the U.S., a Nobel Prize and my grandkids will be in school in Switzerland or the U.S. “I’ll still have to deal with Hamas, of course, but if I can keep them in the closet, or at least out of the cabinet while you and I wrap up this up, eventually they’ll end up being irrelevant to most Palestinians. “Bottom line, Obama has us in a box. He knows that many Americans are sick of your intransigence. He also knows that I’ve got to deliver something soon or I’ll be a notch on Hamas’ belt. This guy is no sucker. “I know, I know. You think you can wait me out. But I’ve got the Arab Spring and I can play my Naqba human tragedy card whenever I need it. “So let’s put this to bed before you lose America or I lose control of the West Bank. “I have to go to Europe now to charm the donor community again, but call me, will you? “Oh, and make sure no one else sees this. I can’t be seen as weak or unprincipled. You know how it is.” Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.

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I was raised in Falmouth and went to school in the buildings involved in the Question 1 proposal. My mom was the assistant librarian at Plummer-Motz, and many community members were involved in building the outdoor classroom there, in her memory. So I have a lot of emotion invested in this town. I believe in its reputation and the fact it’s a beautiful place to live. But I’m concerned that Falmouth is not focused enough on bringing its citizens together. For people without children in the schools, the town can feel very empty. The main places to run into fellow townspeople are commercial entities. As a teen, I remember hanging out in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot. Miscommunications have muddied the waters, but truly the Question 1 proposal is affordable and many smart people figured out how to make it possible for our town. I will leave fiscal arguments to others and focus on “heart”: Falmouth needs a geographic heart, conveniently located buildings designated for all kinds of community activity; Falmouth needs more access to affordable physical activity for all ages, to help our physical hearts (playground, community program offerings, gym); Falmouth needs to hold on to what is dear, its emotional heart. These buildings are our heritage; you don’t just sell that off. What better way to improve life on all these fronts, than to use the Lunt/Plummer-Motz site as a clear town center for Falmouth? Please vote with your heart on June 14. Michelle Lamb Falmouth

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In classrooms at the elementary level every day we encourage our children to be caring citizens that work on problems in cooperative ways as they are learning and working. We encourage them to treat each other respectfully even when they are angry or feel they have been wronged. We discourage unnecessary blame. As any group works together, the basic understanding of mutual respect and cooperation allows the agenda to move forward in an effective manner. We have been frustrated by the actions of politicians and people in the media that are setting poor examples for our young citizens. Help us to progress as a school district by voting for those who understand the schools, not just the budget. Please vote for people who have an interest in students not in condemning those who work with them. As teachers we appreciate our community and those who support our work. Please continue to support us all by being an informed voter this June. This year the School Board candidates need your extra attention. Please ask questions because your kids are watching and they have some high expectations. Suzie Tierney, D.W. Lunt School Falmouth 207-879-9500


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Vote for a bright future in Falmouth My family and I love living in Falmouth. So I’m excited about the upcoming election, a great opportunity to move forward on a thriving future for our town. I’m glad Teresa Pierce is running for re-election for Town Council and a top-notch candidate, Chris Orestis, for the vacant seat. Both are caring, responsible, and see the big picture. Analiese Larson, Lucy Tucker, and Karyl Hazard are dedicated, energetic candidates for School Board, and Question 1 is a careful, intelligent plan to bring us a badly needed new library, community center, and town center without raising taxes. Are you excited to vote for Falmouth’s future? You can vote now at City Hall, and Election Day is June 19. See you at the polls. Annie Finch Falmouth

Pryzant for Falmouth School Board Eydie Pryzant has shown a deep interest on educational issues. She was a leader in defeating the school consolidation referendum. In 2009, Eydie was given the Friend of Education Award by Falmouth teachers for her many contributions to the students and staff of the Falmouth Schools. Her hard work and dedication has earned my support for Falmouth School Board and deserves yours. Vote for Eydie Pryzant for School Board on June 14. Fred Chase, town councilor Falmouth

Orestis, Pierce for Falmouth council I am encouraging my neighbors to cast their votes for Chris Orestis and Councilor Teresa Pierce for Falmouth Town Council. Chris and Teresa stand for fiscal responsibility, maintaining strong community services, and encouraging smart growth planning and sensible environmental policies to preserve and enhance the town’s quality of life. They strongly support our schools and Question 1 to keep the Lunt/Plummer-Motz campus in civic use as the home for Community Programs and an expanded library. Chris and Teresa will bring a much-needed pragmatic and nonideological approach to municipal government. Glen Brand Falmouth

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Who elected the MHPC? Although I disagree with virtually everything the Maine Heritage Policy Center says, does and is, I would have no problem with it pursuing its conservative political agenda were it not for the fact that it pretends to be a nonpartisan think tank and, thereby, gets away with not disclosing who provides its funding. People have been trying to figure out who is behind MHPC for years, ever since it started launching referendum efforts to pass a Taxpayers Bill of Rights. But so far no one has cracked the secretive organization. “Why do folks on the The Universal left want to know so badly?” former MHPC Chief Executive Tarren Bragdon was quoted as saying in a September 2010 Lewiston Sun Journal article by Steve Mistler. “To what end?” Well, Mr. Bragdon, let me tell you why folks who care about democracy and transparency in government might want to know where you get your money. Edgar Allen Beem First, there’s just that little matter of hypocrisy (the calling card of all things far right) when an organization publishes the salaries of all state employees but refuses to release the names of its donors. Then, there’s the obvious malarkey about MHPC being nonpartisan and an educational organization. MHPC is a far-right conservative advocacy group and everyone, including you, knows it. Public citizen Carl Lindemann waged a one-man campaign to force the center to reveal its funding back when it championed TABOR, but the totally useless Maine Ethics Commission (now there are a few wasted salaries for you) swallowed the idea that MHPC was just educating the public about TABOR, not advocating for it. Educational organizations, by the way, Mr. Bragdon, don’t usually sue organizations with which they disagree, as the MHPC did the Maine Municipal Association, arguing that MMA used taxes dollars to oppose TABOR. Whose dollars did you use to promote it? Now, of course, the reason that full financial disclosure has become so crucial is that, under Gov. Paul LePage, MHPC has become Maine’s shadow government. Maine citizens have a right to know who is in the shadow, who is dictating public policy. Let in the skunk and the stink comes with it.


Former MHPC education director Stephen Bowen is now Maine’s education commissioner and is busy pressing MHPC’s conservative charter-school agenda. MHPC chief economist J. Scott Moody has been appointed to the recently gutted Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission, where he will no doubt shake ‘n’ bake the numbers to suit the Republican agenda. Forget consensus, the economic forecast from now on cannot be trusted. Until he was tapped to set up a bigger and better free market advocacy group in Florida, Bragdon headed LePage’s transition team and served as one of his chief policy advisers. MHPC has also largely taken over the public policy functions of the State Planning Office, which is where LePage parked unseated Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Darryl Brown after Brown was disqualified. Brown has made it clear that the LePage administration does not want the State Planning Office in the policy business. When you look at the Republican policy agenda, what you often see now are not state issues, but national initiatives that seem to serve the interests of big business, not local business: health insurance reform that puts all the power in the hands of out-of-state insurers, the repeal of Maine’s informed growth law, the failed attempt to prevent Maine from banning toxins in children’s toys, and what we must hope will be the failed attempts to push through union-busting right-towork laws, split the Department of Health and Human Services in two and get rid of the Land Use Regulation Commission. In fact, just about everything on Paul LePage’s regulatory reform agenda seems to have come out of nowhere. Where might these issues be coming from? My guess is right field – the Maine Heritage Policy Center and its fellow traveler Americans for Prosperity, another free-market advocacy group headed here in Maine by none other than Trevor Bragdon, Tarren’s brother. Who funds Americans for Prosperity? The Koch Brothers, the oil-baron moneybags behind the tea party. Who funds Maine Heritage Policy Center? Wouldn’t you like to know? I know I sure as heck would. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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5/15 at 3:23 p.m. Fire on Gray Road. 5/16 at 7:34 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Mountain and Bentridge roads. 5/18 at 8:39 a.m. Fire alarm on Clearwater Drive. 5/19 at 9:18 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Route 1.


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5/14 at 5:23 a.m. Brandon N. Perkins, 21, of Raymond, was arrested on Longwoods Road by Officer Jeff Pardue on a charge of domestic violence assault. 5/17 at 7:09 p.m. Corey E. Dubay, 20, of Burnside Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Blackstrap Road by Officer Dan Austin on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, criminal trespass and possession of marijuana. 5/17 at 7:09 p.m. Daniel Bassett, 20, of Portland, was arrested on Blackstrap Road by Officer Dan Austin on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal trespass. 5/19 at 3:19 p.m. Tina M. Brown, 32, of Merrill Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Dean Mazziotti on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Summonses 5/1 at 12:41 p.m. Laura Berry, 38, of Beech Ridge Road, Scarborough, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of possession of marijuana. 5/9 at noon A 15-year-old boy, of Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Susi on a charge of criminal mischief. 5/11 at 10:26 a.m. A 15-year-old boy, of Falmouth, was issued a summons on Woodville Road by Officer Robert Susi on a charge of criminal mischief. 5/14 at 1:04 a.m. Neil T. Axelsen, 19, of Woods Road, was issued a summons on Johnson Road by Officer Steven Townsend on a charge of possession of marijuana. 5/16 at 6:29 p.m. Emma R. Sipperly, 18, of Middle Road, was issued a summons on Little Brook Drive by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 5/16 at 10:23 p.m. Natalie R. Aiken, 19, of Bowdoin Street, Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Tracking track thieves 5/17 at 7:09 p.m. Officers responded to a suspicious persons complaint near Blackstrap Road where a witness reported seeing two young men taking metal from the railroad tracks. Dispatch sent four cars to the scene, where officers allegedly caught Daniel Bassett, 20, and Corey E. Dubay, 20, both of Portland, with railroad metal and burglary tools in the back of their truck. Police said the two men have not yet been connected to earlier reports of railroad metal theft. The two men were charged with theft and criminal trespass, and Dubay was charged with possession of marijuana.

A shellfish stunt 5/19 at 3:02 p.m. Police responded to a call from Shaw's Supermarket where a woman allegedly tried to run out of the store with $200 worth of lobsters and scallops. When store employees confronted her, she allegedly dropped the shellfish and took off across the parking lot. Officers followed Tina Brown, 32, of Portland, to Walmart, where she was arrested in aisle four and charged with theft.

Fire calls 5/14 at 4:08 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike.

Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 10 calls from May 13-20.

Freeport Arrests

5/17 at 4:17 p.m. Linwood Maynard Grover, 29, of Litchfield Road, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Keith Norris on a warrant. 5/22 at 7:32 a.m. Linwood Maynard Grover, 29, of Litchfield Road, was arrested by Officer Cheryl Dupuis on Litchfield Road on charges of violating condition of release and criminal threatening.


5/22 at 12:20 p.m. A 17-year-old boy of Freeport was issued a summons by Officer Thomas Gabbard on Webster Road on a charge of criminal mischief.

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5/17 at 8:51 a.m. Police were notified that a van was following a school bus to the town garage. When police arrived to investigate they found that the driver wanted to talk to the bus driver and everything was fine.

Horsing around

5/18 at 1:06 p.m. Police received a few calls reporting wandering horses around Old Country Road. Police and the animal control officer responded and found a broken fence and four horses in the area. They rounded up the horses and repaired the fence, police reported.

Fire calls

5/18 at 6:42 p.m. Medical emergency on Woodland Road. 5/20 at 8:29 a.m. Vehicle accident on Royalsborough Road and Quaker Meeting House. 5/20 at 1:49 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 5/20 at 8:13 p.m. Grass/woods fire on Route 1. 5/21 at 8:50 a.m. Fire alarm on Wolfe's Neck Road. 5/21 at 7:17 p.m. Elevator lockout on Main Street. 5/22 at 8:33 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from May 17-23.

Yarmouth Arrests

5/16 at 1:07 p.m. Brian R. Worthley, 31, of Raymond, was arrested by Officer Charles Perkins on Gables Drive on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.


5/20 at 2:20 p.m. William Bargh Schneider, 20, of Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Charles Perkins on Bates Street on a charge of criminal mischief.

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5/20 at 11:51 p.m. Police were notified that benches and a flag had been placed in the road on Main Street near North Yarmouth Academy. Police went to the location and moved the benches out of the road.

Fire calls 5/17 at 8:22 a.m. Fire alarm on Portland Street. 5/17 at 12:59 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 5/17 at 5:57 p.m. Medical emergency on Forest Falls Drive.

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from previous page 5/17 at 7:55 p.m. Medical emergency on West Main Street. 5/19 at 12:07 p.m. Medical emergency on Vespa Lane. 5/19 at 12:47 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Bartlett Circle. 5/20 at 10:32 a.m. Lines down on Main and Center streets. 5/22 at 10:57 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.

EMS The Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from May 16-22.

Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license. 5/14 at 3:15 a.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on a charge of possession of liquor by a minor. 5/14 at 4:58 a.m. A 16-year-old girl, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume/possess liquor. 5/15 at 10:56 p.m. Nicholas Steven Case, 18, of Middle Road, Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on a charge of operating after suspension. 5/16 at 5:16 p.m. Richard Boscherini, 57, of Crestwood Road, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on a charge of allowing a dog to be at large. 5/16 at 6:09 p.m. Shawn Frank Jr., 30, of Spring Street, Westbrook, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.


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Edward J. ‘Ted’ Twomey, 82: Loved computers, jazz music SCARBOROUGH — Edward Joseph “Ted” Twomey, 82, of Freeport, and formerly of South Portland, died April 29 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness. Born on March 7, 1929, in Portland, the only son of Edward R. and Emma T. (Marchi) Twomey, he grew up in South Portland and attended local schools, graduating from Cheverus High School in 1947. After he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he attended MIT and graduated with an advanced aeronautical engineering degree. Later he obtained an MBA from the University of Connecticut. In 1958 he married Jacqueline White. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. He started his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. in New York. Over the years he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut, United Technologies Research Center, and lastly, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. In 1990 he and his wife retired to Freeport. He loved computers, and was using them long before small desktop models were available and used them almost constantly. He and his wife enjoyed alpine ski-

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ing, riding bicycles, playing tennis, and ballroom dancing. He also loved big band and traditional jazz music. He and his wife often traveled to hear live traditional jazz concerts. Surviving are his wife Jacqueline (White) Twomey; two sons, Brian C. Twomey and his wife Davida of Long Island, N.Y., and Alan K. Twomey and his wife Kimberly of Storrs, Conn.; two granddaughters, Rachel and Ava Twomey of Long Island, N.Y.; several cousins; and nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at St. Jude’s Church, 134 Main St., Freeport. Memorial donations may be made to Freeport Community Services Food Bank or Fuel Assistance Program, 53 Depot St., Freeport, ME 04032. Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave., Portland. Online condolences can be expressed at

Dr. Louis J. Zglobicki, 67 PORTLAND — Dr. Louis J. Zglobicki, 67, of Cumberland Foreside, died unexpectedly May 20 at Maine Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1943, in New York, N.Y., he was a son of Wanda and Mieczyslaw Zglobicki Zglobicki.

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After he graduated from the New England College of Optometry, he served in the U.S. Navy. After he was discharged, he practiced optometry in Falmouth and Scarborough. An avid gardener and recreational fisherman, he eagerly looked forward to participating in the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. He was a member of Portland Surfcasters, Falmouth Lions Club, the Polish National Alliance, and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Yarmouth. Despite being born in New York, he was a devoted Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Diane (Warren) Zglobicki of Cumberland Foreside; two children, Andrea, and Matthew and his wife Molly; a grandson, Owen; a sister, Genevieve; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth. Memorial donations may be made to the Coastal Conservation Association of Maine, 11 Mason St., Brunswick, ME 04011, www.CCA-Maine.or; or to the Falmouth Lions Club, P.O. Box 6032, Falmouth, ME 04105

H. Vance Smith, 80 PORTLAND — H. Vance Smith, 80, of Freeport, died May 23 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Born in Jay, Aug. 23, 1930, the eldest of three sons of Audrey (Calden) and Harold C. Smith, he attended local schools and graduated from Wilton Academy. After high school, he enlisted in the


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Track, tennis playoffs set to begin


By Michael Hoffer The postseason has arrived for outdoor track and tennis. Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, North Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth’s track teams will join the rest of the Western Maine Conference at Falmouth High Saturday morning for the conference’s championship meet. This past Friday, Yarmouth hosted Falmouth and Greely, along with Cape Elizabeth and A.R. Gould in the regular season finale. In the boys’ meet, the Yachtsmen were first, the Rangers second and the Clippers third. On the girls’ side, Greely edged Falmouth, while Yarmouth placed third. Full results weren’t available, but the Yachtsmen boys got wins from Matt Goldstein in the racewalk (7 minutes, 47.14 seconds), Reid Pryzant in the 110 hurdles (15.84 seconds) and the triple jump (38 feet, 7.5 inches), Jacob Buhelt in the 100 (11.54), Justin Hovey in the 300 hurdles (45.64), Jimmy Polewaczyk in the 200 (23.44), Tim Follo in the two-mile (9:58.14) and all three relay teams. Falmouth girls’ winners included Nevada Horne in the 100 hurdles (17.84), Adrienne Michalakis in the 100 (13.94), Catherine Hebson in the mile (5:30.44) and two-mile (12:04.14), Kate Sparks in the shot put (38-2) and the 400 relay. Freeport and NYA joined Gray-New Gloucester and St. Dom’s at Poland Friday. The Panthers were third in the boys’ competition, fourth on the girls’ side. The Falcons boys came in fourth, the girls fifth. Tennis’ team playoffs were scheduled to start Thursday of next week, but the Maine Principals’ Association announced Tuesday that it was adjusting the schedule due to backups caused by the recent spate of bad weather. As a result, the preliminary round is Wednesday, the quarterfinals will be held next Friday and the semifinals June 6. The regional finals will be June 8 and states June 11, as originally scheduled. The singles tournament was also affected. The Round of 48 is now scheduled for Monday at Bates College in Lewiston. The Round of 16 is the following day and the semifinals and championships will be contested Saturday, June 4.

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Falmouth’s Reid Pryzant races toward a first-place finish in the 110 hurdles at last weekend’s meet in Yarmouth.

The Falmouth girls’ juggernaut, the three-time defending Class B state champion, took an 11-0 mark, the top ranking in the Heal Points standings and a streak of not surrendering a single point all season into Tuesday’s home finale versus York. The Yachtsmen also produced the Western Maine Conference championship doubles team last weekend as sophomore Abby Payson and junior Steffi Rothweiler beat NYA’s Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers in the finals. Three of four semifinal tandems were from Falmouth. Yarmouth was 9-2 and third in Western B as of Tuesday. Greely finished 6-6, but appears playoff-bound in the six spot. Freeport (2-9 and 14th) will fall short. In Western C, NYA, the four-time defending champ, was first in the Heals at 9-1 heading into season-ending matches versus Old Orchard Beach and Lake Region. On the boys’ side, Falmouth is also leading the way in Western B at 11-0. Yarmouth finished 4-8 after losing to Falmouth


Falmouth’s Abby Payson and Steffi Rothweiler beat NYA’s Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers to win the WMC doubles championship last weekend.

(5-0) and Cape Elizabeth (5-0) Monday. The Clippers were 10th in the latest Heals, but only eight teams qualify. Greely

(4-6 and 12th) and Freeport (2-9 and 13th) will also fall short. In Western C, NYA was 2-8 and eighth and needed to finish

strong to make the postseason. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Regular season winds down in Forecaster Country (Ed. Note: For the full Greely-Yarmouth baseball, Falmouth-Cape Elizabeth boys’ lacrosse and Yarmouth-Falmouth and Yarmouth-NYA girls’ lacrosse game stories, visit By Michael Hoffer While it’s felt like anything but summer around here, May is soon to give way to June, meaning the 2011 spring sports season is nearing its conclusion. The track postseason begins Saturday and tennis’ playoffs commence next week (see story). Baseball, softball and lacrosse teams only have a couple more chances to either get into the playoff picture or jockey for optimal positioning. It ought to be a fun week. Here’s a glimpse at where local teams stand:

Baseball Greely’s baseball team began the week atop the Western B Heals at 11-1 after a 5-4 home victory over Yarmouth and mercy rule wins over visiting Wells (10-0, in six innings) and Poland (11-1, in five) last week. The Rangers played against Falmouth Tuesday (in Old Orchard Beach), visited Traip Wednesday, go to Yarmouth Friday and close the regular season Tuesday at Cape Elizabeth. Yarmouth bounced back from its loss to Greely with a 4-0 home win over Cape Elizabeth, a 3-1 (eight inning) triumph at Freeport and an 8-4 victory at Poland to improve to 11-2 (third in the region). The Clippers hosted Falmouth Wednesday, welcomes Greely Friday and closes at home versus North Yarmouth Academy Wednesday of next week. Falmouth has moved up to sixth with a 6-5 mark after victories at Fryeburg (5-1) and Cape Elizabeth (8-3). The Yachtsmen faced Greely Tuesday, visited Yarmouth Wednesday, host Sacopee Friday, Fryeburg Monday and Wells Wednesday of next week as they look to continue to climb the ladder. Freeport’s playoff hopes are still alive. The Falcons sandwiched wins over host Sacopee (13-1, in five innings) and York (17-13) around a 3-1 home loss to Yarmouth, in eight innings, and are 4-9 and 15th in the Heals. Freeport hosted

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NYA senior goalie Frances Leslie comes out of the goal, only to be swarmed by Yarmouth senior Lindsey Purpura (6) and sophomore Olivia Conrad (12) during the Clippers’ 8-5 win over the Panthers last week.

Wells Wednesday, goes to Old Orchard Beach Friday and closes at home versus Traip next Wednesday. Two or three wins could get the Falcons into the playoffs for the first time since 2004. In Western C, NYA is playoff-bound. The Panthers rolled, 15-4, at Old Orchard Beach last Thursday, then split a doubleheader at Waynflete, losing, 3-2, and winning, 14-8, to improve to 8-3 (sixth in the Heals). NYA was at Richmond Wednesday, hosts Buckfield Friday and Waynflete Saturday, then finishes at Yarmouth Wednesday of next week.

Softball Falmouth, Greely and Yarmouth’s softball teams are all jockeying for playoff positioning in the season’s final days. The Clippers were 12-2 and second to three-time defending regional champion Fryeburg in the Western B Heals, as of Tuesday. Yarmouth held off visiting Cape Elizabeth, 3-1, last Wednesday, domi-

nated host Freeport (14-1, in five innings) Friday, then extended its win streak to four Monday with a 12-2 victory at Poland. The Clippers hosted Falmouth Wednesday and close at Greely Thursday. The Yachtsmen took a 7-4 mark and the No. 6 seed into Tuesday’s home game with Greely. Falmouth lost twice last week, 5-0, at Fryeburg and 8-7, at Cape Elizabeth. The Yachtsmen were at Yarmouth Wednesday, welcome Sacopee Friday, Fryeburg Monday and Wells Wednesday of next week. Greely snapped a four-game losing streak last week with wins over visiting Wells (5-1) and Poland (14-3) and was 7-5 and clinging to the ninth and final playoff spot in Western B entering Tuesday’s game at Falmouth. The Rangers visited Traip Wednesday, host Yarmouth Thursday and close at Cape Elizabeth Wednesday of next week. Freeport snapped a three-game losing

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streak with a 9-3 win at York Monday. Last week, the Falcons lost to host Sacopee (19-0, in five innings) and visiting Yarmouth (14-1, in five). Freeport (15th in the Heals) hopes to make a last-ditch playoff push. The Falcons were home against Wells Wednesday, visit Old Orchard Beach Friday and close at home versus Traip next Wednesday. In Western C, NYA dropped to 0-10 last Thursday after a 17-5 loss at Old Orchard Beach. The Panthers (18th in the region) went to Richmond Wednesday and finish the season Friday at home versus Buckfield.

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Recap from previous page fashion when senior Nick Bachman scored with two seconds left, but ultimately lost, 8-7, in overtime to the Capers. “The great thing is we learned about what teams will do against us and we made some nice adjustments,” said Yachtsmen coach Mike LeBel. “We made some mistakes in the first half, but we came back. I think we’ll still get homefield advantage for the playoffs. (This loss is) not a bad thing. We’ll get the kids focused. It’s a great learning experience. We know what to work on now and we’ll fix it.” Friday, the Yachtsmen bounced back with a 17-0 home win over Yarmouth. Falmouth (first in the Heals) was home against Greely Wednesday, visits NYA Friday and finishes the regular season at Freeport Tuesday. Greely has won six straight and is 7-3 and fourth in Western B after recent decisive wins over visiting Freeport (15-6), host Lincoln Academy (19-1) and visiting Lake Region (15-2). The Rangers were at Falmouth Wednesday and host Yarmouth in the finale Wednesday of next week. In Eastern B, NYA stole the show last week, as it snapped a 10-year drought at Yarmouth with a stunning 9-2 victory, the Panthers first ever on the Clippers’ turf field. Junior Forrest Milburn had three goals and sophomore T.J. Daigler added two with one assist. Freshman goalie Weston Nolan made 13 saves. “Let’s put it this way, I wish I had a case of orange balls because everyone deserved a game ball,” said NYA coach Chris Carpentier. “The defense played very solid with everyone stepping up.

Being healthy was a good start. We got that huge monkey off our back.” The Panthers fell to 4-5 Friday with a 15-2 home loss to Cape Elizabeth. NYA (fourth in the Eastern B Heals) was at Waynflete Wednesday, hosts Falmouth Friday and closes at home versus York Wednesday of next week. Yarmouth has dropped three of four and is 5-4 and second behind St. Dom’s in Eastern B after losing to NYA (9-2) and Falmouth (17-0) last week. The Clippers hoped to get back on track when they hosted Freeport Wednesday. After welcoming Cape Elizabeth Friday, Yarmouth closes at Greely Wednesday of next week. After a 15-6 loss at Greely last Wednesday, Freeport began the week



5-4 and eighth in Eastern B, but only six teams qualify for the playoffs, so the Falcons still need a big win. Freeport was at Yarmouth Wednesday, visits Lake Region Friday and closes at home versus Falmouth Tuesday.

Girls’ lacrosse Yarmouth’s girls’ team beat visiting Falmouth and NYA in close games last week to improve to 8-1 (first in the Eastern B Heals). Against the Yachtsmen, the Clippers had to rally from a first half deficit and held on for dear life down the stretch for a 13-12 triumph. Seniors Becca Bell and Natalie Salmon both scored four times. “It was quite a game,” Salmon said. “I think we got a little cocky at first, but we

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definitely pulled through at the end. We did better in the second half. We knew (Falmouth would) come out hard against us. They have some really strong attackers who drive to goal.” “It wasn’t our prettiest game and we came out a little more confident than we should have,” Bell said. “We pulled through in the second half. That seems to be our strength this season. Falmouth’s


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and we have injuries. It was a good game. It could have been anyone’s game. Our girls showed composure tonight. We could have fallen apart when they came back, but we didn’t. It shows it took our whole team to beat them.” The Clippers were at Falmouth Wednesday (see for game story), play at Greely Friday and close the regular season with a possible state final preview Wednesday of next week versus Waynflete. The defending Class B champion Panthers fell to 4-5 with the loss, but remain second in the Heals. “The girls are trying to keep it together,” said NYA coach Julia Sterling.

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“They’ve got to feel the flow and they’re not. I know our girls can play better. We’re not the unit we were last year, but we’re still working on it. It takes the whole season to pull it all together.” NYA hosted Waynflete Tuesday (see for game story), go to Cape Elizabeth Friday and finish at home versus Falmouth Tuesday of next week. “There’s one team we’ll have to beat,” Sterling said, alluding to a potential regional final showdown with Yarmouth. “We have to want it. The next one is the big one. We hope to get better and better by the tournament.” Freeport was a 14-11 winner over Wells, couldn’t hold a big lead in a 7-6 loss at Greely, then fell at Falmouth, 177, last week. Against the Warriors, Jess Hench erupted for seven goals. Molly Lane made eight clutch saves. Against the Yachtsmen, Meredith Broderick, Lauren Easler and Eli Pier all had two goals and Lane made 11 saves. Freeport (5-5 and fifth in Eastern B, where just four teams make the playoffs) hosted York Tuesday and finishes at Wells Tuesday of next week. In Western B, Falmouth appears to have a stranglehold on the No. 2 spot behind Waynflete. Last week, the Yachtsmen suffered difficult losses at Yarmouth

(13-12) and at home to the Flyers (12-8), but could take encouragement from playing those traditional powers closer than they ever had. “(Being within one goal against Yarmouth is) a good sign,” said Falmouth coach Robin Haley. “We’re hopefully moving up.” Saturday, Falmouth improved to 6-4 with a 17-7 home win over Freeport. Molly Ryan had five goals, while Laura Fay and Sam Smithwick both added three.The Yachtsmen hosted Yarmouth Wednesday and close at NYA Tuesday of next week. Greely continues to make great strides a year after finishing 1-11 and out of postseason consideration. The Rangers improved to 5-4 and fourth in Western B last week with a 7-6 home win over Freeport and a 14-11 triumph at Wells. In the come-from-behind win over the Falcons, Meg Finlay had two goals and an assist, while Kelly Burrell and Julia Mitiguy both scored once and assisted on a goal. Against the Warriors, . Greely was at Fryeburg Tuesday, hosts Yarmouth Friday and closes at Cape Elizabeth next Tuesday in a game that will have big playoff and Heal Points implications. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.


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Cumberland resident earns BC Hall of Fame induction Cumberland’s Jay Hutchins, Boston College Class of 1984, will be one of 14 inductees into the school’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame in soccer. Hutchins registered 62 points, including 21 goals, in 81 matches for the Eagles. Netting seven career game-winning goals, he was a three-time All-New England choice and three-time All-Greater Boston League selection. Hutchins gained Greater Boston League MVP honors in 1981. The induction ceremony is Sept. 16.

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Casco Bay Sports leagues Registration for Casco Bay Sports’ June sports leagues is underway. A new Tuesday golf league begins June 7. A new Wednesday disc golf league starts

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Greely Hockey Boosters fundraiser upcoming The Greely Hockey Boosters are holding their 16th annual golf tournament Thursday, June 23 at 8 a.m., at Toddy Brook Golf Course in North Yarmouth. The format is a four-person scramble. Cost is $340 per foursome or $85 per individual, which includes cart and buffet lunch. FMI, 829-4630 or jmegathlin@

Yarmouth lacrosse camp upcoming The Downeast Lacrosse Camp for girls entering grades 3-9 will be held June 2024 at the Yarmouth High turf field. The camp is conducted by Yarmouth varsity coach Dorothy Holt, assistant Cameron Powell and Colby College player Lucy Gerrity. Tuition is $122 and includes a T-shirt. There will also be a co-ed Sticklets camp for boys and girls entering grades K-2 the same days at the field

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Freeport High School Honor Roll, Third Quarter High Honors Grade 9: Elly Bengtsson, Emma Egan, Julia Fosburg, Fiona Harbert, Emily Jennings, Natalie Jortner, Travis Libsack, Ellyn Pier, Catherine Price, Ashley Richardson, Ethan Roney, Lucy Soule. Grade 10: Taylor Enrico, Gemma McElroy, Lindsay Wold. Grade 11: Jennifer Breau, Caitlin Keniston, Angus Macdonald, Abigail Mahoney, Sarah Pier, Joshua Weirich. Grade 12: Kelly Edwards, Ryan Farley, Mikaela Austina Gillis, Katee Poulin, Margaret Stavros. Honors Grade 9: Clifford Anderson, Dakota Asselyn, Meredith Broderick, Molly Brown, Kortny Charette, Alec Fisher, Christopher Forest, Tess Emily Gallagher, Katie Harlow, Brooke Heathco, Bethanie Knighton, Lily LaMarre, Samuel Leavitt, Cody McEnery, Emily Ann Monahan-Morang, Megan Peacock, Shelby Sawyer, Rachel Sayward, Jamie Schaedler, James Smith, Hayley Steckler, Zachary Strozewski, Emily Sturtevant. Grade 10: Kali Adams, Ryan Brooks, Daniel Burke, Ryan Camp, Calen Cyr, Mason Cyr, Brady Davis, Connor Dietrich, Samuel Farrar, Olivia Fowler, Rachel Henson, Helen Humphrey, Kelsie Humphrey, Rebecca Hurd, Kayley Johnson, Luke Macdonald, Reiley Parker, Aubrey Pennell Mehlhorn, Kameron Pierce, James Purdy, Caroline Rowell, Alec Salisbury, Brittney Shelton, Eliza Smith-Sitnick, Nicholas Tardif, Lia Corinne Wellen, Riley Harrison Werner. Grade 11: Alexander Campbell, Christopher Collins, Andrea Grant, Jared Knighton, William Larkins, Emily Mar-

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Celebrating family businesses

Maine’s family business awards presented SOUTH PORTLAND — The Institute for Family-Owned Business recently hosted its 12th annual Maine Family Business Awards at a celebration at the South Portland Marriott. The awardees were selected based on a variety of criteria, including business success, positive business and family linkages, contributions to community and industry, family participation, work environment, communication, and innovative business practices or strategies. Awards were presented in the following categories: Maddy Corson Award for businesses with fewer than 25 employees, LTs inc. of Portland, a silk screen, embroidery and promotional products company; Leon Gorman Award for businesses with 25-plus employees, Allied Cook Construction of Scarborough; Honorable Mention, Day’s Jewelers of Waterville; The Shep Lee Award for community service, Halcyon Yarn of Bath. A total of 15 finalists had been selected for consideration for the awards. Businesses that reached the finals in the under 25 employee category include Brooks Garage of Robbinston, Cape Porpoise Lobster Company of Kennebunkport, Dean’s Sweets of Portland, Eagle Rental of Waterville, Lee’s Family Trailer Sales & Service of Windham, My-FIT-24 of Gorham, and Robert A. Skilling & Son Excavating of Gray. Finalists in the category of 25-plus employees were Bisson Transportation of Westbrook, CedarWorks of Rockport, Pioneer Telephone of South Portland, and Port Harbor Marine of South Portland. For more information about the awards or The Institute for Family-Owned Business, a non-profit that hosts workshops, consulting, and networking opportunities, please call 780-5935 or go to

eco-excellence awards presented PORTLAND — Each of ecomaine’s 40 municipalities were given the opportunity to nominate an individual, business, or organization for an eco-Excellence Award to honor outstanding environmental efforts that are effective, increase awareness, impact the community and can be easily replicated. The Grand Award for Best Community Program was presented to Joanna Basinger of Scarborough, the originator of, a website she launched from her home where members can lend or borrow skills, goods and services. The Best Business Award was presented to Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. The nonprofit was lauded for its program ReConnect, a collaboration with Dell and a third party recycler to safely recycle unwanted electronic waste. Since the launch of ReConnect in 2009, Goodwill has diverted 2,269,686 pounds of electronic waste from landfills. In Cape Elizabeth, Lisa Fernandes was


ecomaine presented its Grand Award for Best Community Program to Joanna Basinger of Scarborough, pictured here with her Grand Award chair and plaque, for launching the website

recognized for starting Portland Maine Permaculture, a group, which has grown to more than 1,000 members who exchange information on permaculture and sustainability. The award winner for Falmouth was Claudia King for her work in promoting eco-awareness in the community as a founding member and liaison to the Falmouth branch of Maine Partners for Cool Communities and as a member of the Falmouth Recycling Energy and Advisory Committee. In Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Farm received the ecomaine Community Award based on the nonprofit’s efforts to educate the community about conservation and sustainable agriculture. Gritty McDuff’s in Freeport was presented with a Business Award for efforts including installing a solar heating system. Harpswell resident Donna Frisoli was nominated by the Harpswell Board of Selectmen for serving as a model for recycling. Brentwood Farms Community Garden of Portland received a Community Award. The farm is a project launched by volunteers in the Deering Neighborhood Association that now offers 60 family garden plots on what was once a neglected lot on Brentwood Street. Mark Follansbee of Scarborough received an award for his commitment to the environment, particularly his passion for teaching the public about worm composting. In South Portland, Enrico Perruzzi, senior park maintainer for the South Portland Parks Department and sports turf manager of South Portland’s Wainwright Recreation Fields, earned an award for maintaining over 25 acres of the Wainwright Fields with organic fertilizers. Yarmouth’s Bruce’s Burritos earned the Business Award after being nominated by the Yarmouth Recycling Committee for using organic foods, and commitment to recycling and waste reduction.

Other Awards, Recognitions Abbe Yacoben, finance director for the town of Freeport, was awarded the 2011 New England States Government Finance Officers Association scholarship to attend the annual Advanced Government Finance Institute in Madison, Wis. New England’s wholesale trade organization, the Boston Shoe Travelers, named Lamey-Wellehan as New England’s Shoe Retailer of the Year at the Manchester Shoe Show held recently.


At the 12th annual Maine Family Business Awards, the winner of the Shep Lee Award for community service was presented to Halcyon Blake, on right, of Halcyon Yarn in Bath, by Shep Lee’s son, Adam Lee, on left.

Peggy Harmon and her son, Steward Harmon, of Moorebrook Farm in Scarborough, earned the 2011 Outstanding Conservation Farm Award at the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting. Mercy Hospital of Portland, Mid Coast Hospital of Brunswick and Parkview Adventist Medical Center of Brunswick were among the awardees of the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network’s Gold Star Standards of Excellence for 2011 for advancing a campus tobacco policy and promoting tobacco-free living. “Where Cool Waters Flow,” authored by Randy Spencer and published by Islandport Press of Yarmouth was named the best book of 2010 by the New England Outdoor Writers Association. Benjamin H. Clark of Yarmouth, senior vice president and wealth advisor of

Bayside Wealth Management, has been named to Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors List for the second year in a row. Winxnet employee Mike Walsh was recently awarded Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional for 2011 by Microsoft. The award is given to 4,000 individuals from a pool of 100 million professionals worldwide. The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine the EXCEL Gold Award for 2010.

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Chebeague is also considering eliminations of winter police coverage. “There have certainly been investigation into various issues, but I don’t think there’ve been one or two tickets issued,” Dyer said, adding that residents know when the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputy gets on the ferry. “It’s great to have him out here,” Dyer said. “It does certainly contribute to the public’s access to law enforcement, and I think it makes people more trusting. ... But as far as physical stopping of speeders, and ticketing for unregistered vehicles, that just hasn’t proven effective, because people know (when he is out there).” The proposal is to discontinue winter service; the funding would still be maintained in case the town wants to put it toward law enforcement. Service during the summer, when Chebeague’s population increases, would continue. Voters will also decide on the town’s first Comprehensive Plan. Town officials are elected by written ballot at Town Meeting. The three-year terms of Selectman Donna Damon and School Board member Beverly Johnson are expiring and open to candidates from the floor. Town Meeting will be held at the Chebeague Island Community Hall at 9 a.m. A budget validation referendum for the school spending plan will be held Tuesday, June 7. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Lucid Stage Flea Market fundraiser, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with live music, food, raffles and more, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993. Spring Fair and Market fundraiser, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., plants, crafts, more, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 781-2584.

Monday 5/30 Arboretum Plant Sale, proceeds benefit the arboretum at Fort Williams Park, local trees, shrubs and perennials, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 114 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI, 767-5692. Breakfast with the Sea Dogs, to benefit The STRIVE Program of PSL Services, continental break-

7 p.m. Lands and Conservation Commission


6 p.m. Planning Board



Wed. 6/1 6:30 p.m. Parks and Lands Committee Wed. 6/1 7 p.m. Zoning Board

“Pots for a Cause - Made for Japan” fine pottery by Susan Horowitz to benefit Japanese earthquake relief efforts, May 23June 12, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Saturday 5/28

7 p.m. Long Range Planning Advisory Committee TH 4 p.m. Falmouth Economic Improvement Committee TH


North Yarmouth

There are no meetings scheduled during this time period.

fast, photos and autographs with players, 8-9:30 p.m., $15, Hadlock Field, Park Ave., Portland, tickets, 874-9300 or ”Race to Remember:” Memorial Day 5K and Fun Run, to benefit MSAD 51 PTO enrichment, recreation scholarships, and the Cumberland Veteran’s Fund, 8 a.m. fun run, $5; 8:30 a.m. 5K, $17 advance registration/$22 race day, Greely High School, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, register with Cumberland Rec. Dept., 829-2208. Memorial Day Seedling Sale, to benefit Cumberland Community Garden, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland Center.

Saturday 6/4 Annual Yard Sale, to benefit church Sunday School, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, rain or shine, 8836540. Memorial Day Main Street Mile, fundraiser for Recreation and Community Education and Freeport High School Running Boosters, 8:15 family/general run; 8:45 a.m. high school run, $10 per person/ $8 per person for family of four or more, Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Lane, Freeport, register at CEEF Pasta with Purpose Community Celebration, proceeds benefit Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation programs, with art


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ANTIQUE SALE Fri. May 27 & Sat. May 28 9am-3pm 464 River Road (Days Ferry) Woolwich

Exquisite Selection of Antiques From all over the World For Preview of Sale & Directions:

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”Maine Walks for Haiti,” Back Cove walk/run to benefit Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, festival to follow with Haitian music, art, more, 9 a.m. register at Payson Park, Portland, $10 registration/ school teams, children free, 11 a.m. festival, rain or shine,

Sunday 6/5 Armed Forces Walk, Back Cove fundraising walk for American Red Cross, cosponsored by First Lady Ann LePage and Major General John W. Libby, 12 p.m., free to register, Payson Park, Back Cove, Portland, FMI, 874-1192 ext. 101, Bicycle Coalition’s Women’s Ride, fundraiser for Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 5- 15- 25- 50-mile options for girls and women of all ages/abilities, 8 a.m., $35 coalition member/ $45 nonmember, L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco Street, Freeport, register,, 623-4511.

Bulletin Board Thursday 5/26 Citizen Portland: Planning Our Future, Part II: Off-Peninsula, 6-8 p.m. public forum, free and open to the public, Deering High School, Stevens Ave., Portland, sponsored by the League of Young Voters, Hilary Frenkel, 772-3207. Planet Dog Yappy Hour, dog training demo with certified pet dog trainer Diana Logan, 5:30–7:30 p.m., free/donations accepted for Planet Dog Foundation, Planet

Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 347-8606.

Friday 5/27 The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Opening Weekend, 10 a.m. opening, with tours, exhibit “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010,” nature hikes, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, shaker., 926-4597.

Saturday 5/28 20th Birthday Party, Friends of Evergreen, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free, open to public, herb walk, new visitor’s sign unveiling, cake, music, Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, Lisa Evans, 409-6293 or

Monday 5/30 Yarmouth Memorial Day Parade and Service, 10 a.m., parade route from Yarmouth High School to Memorial Green, FMI, Carey M. Trimble Jr., American Legion Post 91, 846-9347.

Tuesday 5/31 Freeport Conservation Trust Annual Meeting, with talk by Colin Woodward, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Freeport, FMI, 869-1012. SPHS Building Committee Open House, 3-D model presentation of renovated South Portland High School, kids activities, 6:30-8 p.m., free, open to community, SPHS cafeteria, Highland Ave., South Portland, 799-2115.

Wednesday 6/1 Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. presentation by Norman Houle, free, open to public, SHS museum and meeting room, 649A U.S. Route 1, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.

Saturday 6/4

The Dave Astor Reunion Show, Dave Astor with Tony Boffa, Steve Romanoff, and Fred Thompson, 1-3:30 p.m. conversation, memory sharing, followed by dance party, $5 suggested donation, presented by Maine Historical Society, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland,

Call for Volunteers

Falmouth Heritage Museum needs volunteers/docents for new season, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 899-4435.

Freeport Factory Stage seeks volunteer ushers for shows, 865-5505,

ITNPortland volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors and visually impaired adults, commit to one or more hours per month when available, 854-0505.

Saturday 6/4

Volunteer Training Day at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., openings for train crew, no technical skills needed, training provided, limited seating, contact 828-0814,

Dining Out Friday 5/27

Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., free, St. Mary’s Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7813366 or

Saturday 5/28

Public Baked Bean Supper, 5-6

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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 Susan M. Collins 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 Katrina Greenwood at 632-4306 or Diane Moore at 699-5350 or 781-2366.


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exhibit and bazaar, 5:30-7 p.m., dinner tickets, $5 person/ $15 family, ages 5 and under free, Pond Cove Elementary School, Cape Elizabeth,

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MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011 TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS 6:30 P.M. The Town of Cumberland will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates Night” for the upcoming June 14th election for Town Council and M.S.A.D. 51 School Board seats. Steve Moriarty will serve as moderator. Town Council candidates are Michael Edes, Thomas Gruber, and Sally Leavitt. Candidates for M.S.A.D. 51 School Board are William Richards and Robert Vail. Program followed by Referendum Question re: elimination of excavation of land in RR 1 and RR2 Districts.

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from previous page p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, Harraseeket Grange No. 9, Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport, 865-3363. Public Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m. $7 adult/ $3 child, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-3773. Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adults/ $3 children 6-12, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 7974066. Traditional Public Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $4 child/ $20 family, Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm Street, South Portland, 799-0407 .

Gardens & Outdoors Cumberland Farmers Market Association Summer Markets, Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, US Route 1, Falmouth; Fridays, 10am - 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S. Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI,

Saturday 5/28 Big Plant Sale and Book Sale, 9-12 a.m. Riverton School, 1600

Forest Ave., Portland, hosted by Riverton PTO, 874-8210.

Road, Falmouth, 781-2943,

Herb and Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Tate House Museum, 1270 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177,

Saturday 6/4

Monday 5/30 Walnut Hill Garden Club Memorial Day Plant Sale, 9 a.m., perennials, annuals, shrubs, Cumberland Congregational Church, Main St., Cumberland Center, Pamela Ames, 829-5708.

Maine Genealogical Society, The Greater Portland Chapter, handson transcribing session 10 a.m.–12 p.m., hosted by Spirits Alive, 1-2:30 p.m. guided cemetery tours, free and open to the public, Eastern Cemetery, Portland,, 329-6438.

Getting Smarter

Thursday 6/2

Thursday 5/26

Sunny Acre Farm Garden and Artisan Show, June 2-5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 165 Middle

Symposium on East Asia and Maine’s Renewable Energy Future, sponsored by World Affairs Council of Maine, 7-9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register,, 221-4386.

Saturday 5/28

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Money Management 101 Seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, $50 per adult/$75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Thursday 6/2 “From Imagination to Innovation,” forum sponsored by The Maine Center for Creativity and USM, 7:30-9:30 a.m., University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, Forest Avenue, USM Portland, free, space limited, must pre-register at

Health & Support Friday 6/1 10th Anniversary Open House at Jade Integrated Health, 4:306:30 p.m. wellness celebration, 218 Washington Ave., Portland,

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Saturday 6/4

DaVinci Experience Falmouth Camp Open House, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Rd., Falmouth, 415-7342.

Discover Chiropractic Day, Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to schedule free consultation, 781-7911.

Mid Coast Benefits

Healing Depression & Anxiety through Ayurveda, Ayurvedic health class with Anne McIntyre and Gina Mastroluca, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $100, Vajra Vidya Portland, must preregister at mokshacenter. com or 774-4882.

Monday 6/6

Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., book signing, demonstrations, health-related vendors and more, free and open to the public, Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, 1231 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355.

Just for Seniors Sunday 6/5 Explore Maine Senior Games Day, 12-4 p.m., non-competitive outdoor sports for ages 45+, $10, Scarborough High School, Scarborough, register, 396-6519,, rain date June 12.

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Coastal Humane Society Annual Golf Classic for the Animals, to benefit animals at Coastal Humane Society, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m., $600 per 4-person team, with prizes, luncheon, more, Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick, register by June 1 at

Bulletin Board Thursday 5/26

United Way of Mid Coast Maine annual meeting, 8-10 a.m., keynote: “Early Childhood Experiences: What’s at Stake for our Community’s Health and Education,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, register, 443-9752,

Wednesday 6/1

Community Social Event, Jordan Acres School closing celebration

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TOWN OF FALMOUTH ELECTION NOTICE VOTER REGISTRATION The REGISTRAR will be in session at Town Hall during the following days and times: Thursday June 2 Monday June 6 Tuesday June 7 Wednesday June 8 Thursday June 9 Monday June 13

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The REGISTRAR will be in session at the polling place, Falmouth High School Gym, 74 Woodville Road on Election Day, Tuesday, June 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. These sessions are for the purpose of accepting new registrations and name and address changes in preparation for the Election June 14, 2011.

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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 on Election Day starting at 9:00 am and continuing until all ballots have been processed.

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Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. on June 14, 2011. Falmouth’s town wide polling place is located at: Falmouth High School Gym, 74 Woodville Road. Ellen Planer Town Clerk

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from previous page with ice cream, student art exhibit, art activities, Quidditch exhibition, more, 5:30-7 p.m., free, open to public, Jordan Acres School, 75 Jordan Ave., Brunswick.

Saturday 6/4 50/50 Bingo, 1-3 p.m., 16 or older to play, The Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Bath Community Safety Day, safety demonstrations, giveaways, more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, rain or shine, Bath Recreation Department, behind St. Mary’s Church, 146 Lincoln St., Bath, FMI, Nathan Gould, Brunswick International Fly-In, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., pancake breakfast, speakers, pilot town hall forum, music, and more, hosted by Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick Executive Airport, FMI, 798-6512,

Dining Out Saturday 5/28 Baked Bean and Casserole sup-



Community Calendar per, 4:30-6:30 p.m., adults $7, children $3.50, The Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Gardens and Outdoors

Health & Support Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum Generations, Topsham, 729-0475.

Thursday 6/2

Merrymeeting Audubon field trips: May 28, Thorne Head; for information and meeting places, visit

“Ready, Set, Go Healthy!” cooking demonstration, 6-7:30 p.m., free and Open to the public, Omega Wellness, 11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham, 837-6542.

Tuesday 5/31

Just for Seniors

Vernal Pools, CREA lecture series, Amanda Shearin, 6:30-8 p.m., free, Topsham Public Library.

to receive email and communicate with your grandchildren, Tuesday mornings 9-10 a.m., $5 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Computer 201, follow-up to the 101 class, learn how to attach docu-

ments and work with your contact list, learn about online shopping, distribution lists, searching the internet, Tuesday mornings, 1011 a.m., $8 activity fee, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Thursday 5/26

AARP Driving Class, classroom refresher for mature drivers, Joe Hahn, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $14/$12 AARP members, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, register, 751-9364.

Computer 101, very basic class, how to turn the computer on, connect a printer, get on the internet

Saturday 6/4 Growing Vegetables, Linton Studdiford, third in gardening series for beginner gardeners, 10:30 a.m., free, open to the public, sign up for series or individual classes, Patten Free Library Community Room, Bath, 443-5141 ext. 12. Sebascodegan Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., East Harpswell Baptist Church, Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 729-9755.

Don’t miss out on all our ONGOING calendar events! Click on the Community tab at for a full list of calendar listings, including pre-scheduled monthly events, meetings, volunteer opportunities!

“Thank you for waiting up for me at night. It helps me to make better choices.” Call (207)773-7737 or visit

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Arts Calendar

urday and Sunday, Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148,

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

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia auditions for girls and womens choir, 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 24-25, Musica de Filia studio, 550 Forest Ave., Suite LL5,, Cyndy, 807-2158. USM School of Music Youth Ensemble Auditions, for Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, Portland Young People’s String Consort,

Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, May 25-27, FMI, usm., or marshunda.

Books, Authors Wednesday 5/25 Andre Dubus III, author of “Townie,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to the

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public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8711700.

Thursday 5/26 Douglas Kennedy, author of “The Moment,” 7 p.m. reading, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Films Friday 5/27

Galleries Thursday 5/26 “The Art of Philip Carlo Paratore,” artist’s talk, 7-8:30 p.m., exhibit through May 31, Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Thursday 6/2 The Tuesday Group Painting Exhibit, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, on view through June 30, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

“Circo,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Sat-


Saturday 5/28

Thursday 5/26 Chris James, acoustic rock, CD release performance from “Fire To Light,” 6-9 p.m., $5 cover, includes free CD, The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, Floydz Boyz, kickoff performance for the Creative Common, 6-8 p.m., free, open to the public, The Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, 828-2063. Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, with Dabadi Thaayrohyadi, music, ceremony, teachings from the Council of Otomi Elders and Wisdom Keepers, 7 p.m., $10-$15 suggested donation, First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, tickets,, 332-5892.

“Bob Dylan Birthday Bash” with music by The Bob Band, 8 p.m., The Dogfish Bar & Grille, 128 Free St., Portland,

Country Night with Kelly Nesbitt, Black Hat White Hat, and more, 8 p.m., $6, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609,

Sunday 5/29

In the Audience EP Release Party, with Dirty Dishes, The Milkman’s Union, 8 p.m., $7, 18, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose,

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page Thursday 6/2 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, 8 p.m., $32-$37, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, Emilia Dahlin, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare. com.

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Theater & Dance ”Gershwin Girls!” Cabaret-style musical revue of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 12-29, $18 adult/ $15 student or senior, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets,, 865-5505. ”It Goes Without Saying,” written and performed by mime Bill Bowers, May 27-28, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adult/ $12 student or senior, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, ”G ro s s I n d e ce n c y : ” T h e Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by The Dramatic Repertory Company, June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4 and Wednesday-Saturday, June 8-11; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, $10-$20, Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, or 800838-3006. ”Late Nite Catechism,” June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, tickets $27 adult/ $22.50 seniors and students, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505,

”The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” performed by Merriconeag Waldorf School’s senior class, $5, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport,, 865-3900.

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The Tuesday Group, a collective of 20+ greater Portland painters, is holding an exhibit at the Falmouth Memorial Library now through June 30. Included in the exhibit is “Hot Day at Les Eyzies,” watercolor by Cheslye Ventimiglia of Portland, pictured here. A reception will be held for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The library is located at 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

Thursday 6/2 “The Thinking Heart:” The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, poetry by Martin Steingesser, cello by Judy Tierney, 7 p.m., $5-$15 suggested donation, University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 228-8263.

Mid Coast Music Sunday 6/5 “A Musical Banquet,” Oratorio Chorale spring concert, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham,, 725-1420.

Theater/Dance ”The Sound of Music,” performance by The New England Regional Theater Company, May 27-29, 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $13-$15, Montgomery Theater, Morse High School, High St., Bath, 798-6966.

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MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at To schedule your next move, call 775-2581.




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DUMP GUY We haul anything to the dump. Basements and Attic Clean-Outs Guarenteed best price and service.

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Complete Property Maintenance Tree Removal & Pruning Ornamental Shrub & Tree Care Plant Healthcare Programs • Stump Grinding

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Tree Pruning Tree Removal Storm Damage Cleanup Bucket Truck Service Chipping Fully Insured & Stump Free Estimates Grinding on Time, on budget 232-7676 Fully Licensed And Insured


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McCarthy Tree Service Casco Bay’s Most Dependable

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CUMB E R L A N D - P R I VAT E , beautiful Home for rent. 10 acres of woods, 9 miles to Old Port. Large deck, hot tub, AC. Perfect summer spot. June Sept. $2500/month. 207-8296979/233-5550.


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Sunday & Monday May 29th & 30th Rain Date 9-3 • 286 Greely Rd. June 4 & 5 th


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SAILING LESSONS ON Casco Bay. Build the confidence to sail 22’ to 30’ sailboats through my Certificate Sailing courses. Also available are Adult Refresher courses, Private Lessons, Day Sails and Fall Foliage Cruises. Schedules are flexible and courses are affordable. Visit: for details or call Capt. Lyman Stuart at 207615-6917.




antiques, household, furniture, tools, camping, old glass and china 143 Hodsdon Road, Pownal, near Yarmouth line Saturday, May 28th, 8 - 4 Rain date June 4th NO EARLY BIRDS, PLEASE

Freeport Moving Sale 173 Lower Flying Point Road

Saturday, May 28 9 am - 2 pm Furniture, antiques, books, art supplies, gardening supplies, electronics & more.


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WORSHIP UNITY CENTER FOR SACRED LIVING (UCSL) is an open, interfaith, Oneness oriented Spiritual Community. We are here to evolve consciousness through what we call The New Spirituality. We know that the essence of Spirit is within each and every one of us, and our aim is to create a safe and sacred space for each person to explore their own perception of Spirituality. UCSL offers weekly gatherings that are informative, creative, interactive, and sometimes ceremonial followed by fellowship. We hope you will come join us for our alternative services known as Sacred Living Gatherings on Sundays from 10-11AM at the WillistonWest Church, Memorial Hall (2nd floor), 32 Thomas Street, Portland, ME. For more information call 207221-0727 or email




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SAT & SUN, (5/28 & 5/29) 9-3 1862 Harpswell Islands Rd. Antiques, Furniture, Household, Collectibles & Artwork “NO EARLY BIRDS”

MOVING SALE! FALMOUTH Sat. May 28th. 15 Corners Drive. 8-12 noon. Furniture, Garden Tools, Holiday decor, Toys, Household goods. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. YARMOUTH- MULTI FAMILY SALE- Balsam Lane-Cedar Ridge. Sat. May 28th. 9-2. All kinds of GREAT items for sale.

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TREE SERVICES FOWLER TREE CARE: Licensed Arborist & Master Applicator, fully insured. Large tree pruning, ornamental tree, shrub pruning, spraying, deep root fertilizing, hedges, difficult tree removal, cabling. Free estimates. Many references. 8295471.



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Steps away to favorite cove. Views of Jewels Island. Enjoy one-rent the other. All featured on one lot. Great decks and screened porch.

High View – South Freeport

Lowest Mortgage Rates at:

DIANE O’REILLY Maine Broker Direct line: 233-9901 email:

878-7770 or 1-800-370-5222

BAILEY ISLAND – Unique site with east and west facing water frontage. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Harpswell Sound as well as protected gravel beach frontage on Garrison Cove. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, massive stone fireplace, water view deck, detached 2-car garage. Log construction. $450,000

Rob Williams Real Estate

Bailey Island, ME 04003 207-833-5078

There are absolutely incredible views of Harraseeket Harbor and miles of Casco Bay and its islands from the last buildable lot available at High View, one of South Freeport’s nicest locations. This building site will compliment the home of your dreams. Convenient to Portland and Brunswick. $375,000.00

BOB KNECHT 523-8114

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50 Sewall Street, Portland

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Little Sebago Lake Windham 2.5 Acres +/- Waterfront Lot $269,900 Come build your dream home or vacation getaway! Very private lot that includes 200ft of sandy lake frontage plus an additional 200ft of frontage on the canal!


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The Forecaster, North edition, May 26, 2011  

The Forecaster, North edition, May 26, 2011, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-48

The Forecaster, North edition, May 26, 2011  

The Forecaster, North edition, May 26, 2011, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-48