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Clam Festival ritual Yarmouth residents bring out their chairs By Will Graff YARMOUTH — Every year about this time, residents begin to notice something foreign cropping up along Main Street. Some say it’s obnoxious and intrusive; some call it crazy. Others love it. “They tend to appear kind of like mushrooms; you leave your house in the morning and come back, and they’ve just popped up on the lawn,” Yarmouth Police Lt. Dean Perry said. Whatever people say about it, everyone knows what the mass deployment of chairs along Main Street means: it’s time for the Clam Festival. The 47th annual festival quietly began Wednesday, with the soft opening of Smokey’s Greater Shows carnival. The festival gets into full swing Friday, with the official start to the weekend and what all the chair-owners have been waiting for, the parade. Staking territory with a chair on Main Street for the parade has been going on for about 15 years and has become a minor tradition, Perry said. This year was as competitive as he’s seen it. “I think we’ve reached a new low this year,” Perry said. “We’ve had a chair chained to a ‘no parking’ sign
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Yarmouth residents staked their ground nearly a week advance on Main Street underneath the Route 1 overpass in preparation for the annual Clam Festival parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 20.
since the end of May, which I thought was hilarious.” This year will mark Sheryl Winchester’s family’s third Clam Festival. For the last two years, they’ve set out chairs on Main Street near the bridge to watch the parade, she said. “Our spot is already gone,” Winchester said Monday, at the Main Street bridge area. “We were just talking about (the parade) and (the kids) said, ‘we have to get chairs
out tonight’. It seems like we set out chairs Wednesday last year.” She said when her husband gets home from work, they’ll
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bring their chairs down and try to grab some of the few good spots left. The chairs are sort of a running joke in town, said Yvonne and Peter Parent, owners of the new Yvonne Parent Massage on Main Street. “I think it’s a little ridiculous,” Yvonne said, as she worked last Friday to ready her store for the Monday opening.
By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting sharply criticized the illegal demolition last week of a 19th century house on Baston Road. The Yarmouth Water District, which serves customers in Yarmouth and North Yarmouth, owns the Baston Road property and tore down the unoccupied building Friday, July 13. Selectmen took no action Tuesday, since there was no related item on the agenda, but the board will meet with the town’s attorney and probably with district officials to discuss possible penalties, Chairman Steven Palmer said. “There is recourse, but that is recourse that needs to be addressed at a different time by the board,” Palmer said. “... There is an issue that needs to be dealt with, and that will be dealt with; there’s no question about that.” Barbara Skelton, the town’s code enforcement officer, said Monday that a permit is required before demolition of a building, and that demolition of a pre1900 structure requires notice to the North Yarmouth Historical Society. No permit was issued, and the society was not notified. “This is a huge surprise and a shock to many, many of us in the town,” society President Katie Murphy said Tuesday. “...
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3 towns discuss natural gas pipeline extension By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — Three towns are looking into the feasibility of extending natural gas service into their communities as a less expensive way to heat buildings. Index Arts Calendar ................20 Classifieds .....................28 Community Calendar.....22 Meetings ........................22
The Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth town councils were scheduled to meet together at Cumberland Town Hall Wednesday to hear a presentation on the matter from Woodard & Curran, an engineering firm.
A natural gas pipeline already runs through the western part of Cumberland, with a line pressure of about 1,500 pounds per square inch, Town Manager Bill Shane said last week. “It’s a fairly large volume of
gas,” he said. A substation would have to be put in on that gas line, and would reduce the pressure to 100 psi, allowing a distribution line to the three towns. The substation, which could
be built near the Cumberland Fairgrounds on Blanchard Road, would serve as a starting point of the system. “Nobody would be able to See page 32
INSIDE Obituaries ......................12 Opinion ............................8 Out & About ...................21 People & Business ........13
Police Beat ....................10 Real Estate ....................32 School Notebook ...........13 Sports ............................15
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July 19, 2012
Petition signatures certified for North Yarmouth’s possible exit from SAD 51 By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — Resident Mark Verrill said he plans to petition the Board of Selectmen in September to put a referendum question for the eventual breakup of School Administrative District 51 on the November general election ballot. If the referendum is approved, negotiations would begin between North Yarmouth and SAD 51. A negotiated withdrawal plan would then go back to North Yarmouth and require approval by two-thirds of voters. “I see no reason why a North Yarmouth citizen wouldn’t at least want to kick the tires on this and see what it looks like,” Verrill said last week, after he had 214 signatures validated by the town clerk’s
office – 11 more than required to approve the petition. Verrill said he encountered some people in the signature-gathering process who were surprised by the petition and concerned about secession, while others were enthusiastic or wanted more information before signing. Taxes are a major part of the issue for Verrill. He said last November that as a church deacon, and a selectman from 2008-2011, he has seen how many people struggle to pay their property taxes. Verrill has said he hopes leaving SAD 51 will significantly reduce property taxes, improve the quality of education while reducing the cost, and preserve North Yarmouth’s rural character by curbing growth.
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Some opponents of withdrawal have argued that secession would be expensive, and that the state requires a certain amount of money to be raised locally toward education, limiting the town’s ability to reduce its tax rate. “Some of the expenses would be the same,” Verrill acknowledged. “But ... as I see it in reading the state law, there would be a lot of money, due to breaking up the district, that would be entitled for the town of North Yarmouth to get back from the district, since we’re a 30 percent shareholder and we don’t hold 30 percent of the assets here.” He added that he believes North Yarmouth “could pretty much build a new school and have no debt on the building with money that we already have invested in SAD 51.” The Cumberland-North Yarmouth district formed in 1966. Closure of the only district school in North Yarmouth,
the North Yarmouth Memorial School, has been recommended by a district task force as a way to save money. SAD 51 Superintendent Robert Hasson said last week that the School Board could take action on that recommendation this fall. Verrill has said that according to 2009 statistics, Cumberland’s median annual household income was about $84,000, while North Yarmouth’s was just more than $61,000 – a “marriage” he does not believe North Yarmouth can afford. He also noted that North Yarmouth does not have the commercial opportunities enjoyed by Cumberland. “Our contribution to the school district has to come solely on the backs of property owners, without any commercial base,” Verrill said. “And over time, if this continues, it will only get worse for North Yarmouth.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.
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Few Freeport residents show up to meet town manager finalists By Will Graff FREEPORT — The two final candidates for town manager met with a small group of residents July 12, in an effort to make final impressions before the Town Council makes a selection. The finalists – Peter Joseph Jr., 30, town manager of Lincoln, N.H., and James Doar, 34, town manager of Bethel – are vying to replace Town Manager Dale Olmstead, who is retiring in October after more than 30 years in the position. The council is scheduled to make its selection in an executive session Thursday and announce the new town manager at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 7. Fewer than a dozen residents, including Andy LeMaistre, 66, owner of Mitchell Ledge Farm, attended a reception intended to introduce the town to the finalists and their wives. “It’s good to have some young people; there’s enough old people in Maine,” LeMaistre said. He said finances are always a concern and he hopes the candidate who is chosen will be responsible with the town’s money. “Overall, the town manager needs to be a man who can lead,” LeMaistre said. Before the reception with town residents, the finalists also met with the town’s administrative staff. The recommended salary for the new manager is $99,000-$115,000, a range based on other town manager salaries in the area, Olmstead said. The manager will oversee the town budget of $9.3 million for Freeport’s 7,900 residents. Joseph has been town manager of Lincoln, population 1,662, since 2008 and said he has enjoyed the selection process. “The (town) staff is great,” he said in a closing speech at the reception. “I don’t have anything bad to say and I tried really hard to find something I didn’t like.”
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James Doar, left, one of two finalists for Freeport town manager, talks with Councilor Charlotte Bishop at a public reception for the finalists on July 12.
The Massachusetts native’s work history includes being an assistant to the town administrator of Petersborough, N.H. and working as an intern for town managers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is also on the board of directors of the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. Doar, originally from Maine, has worked as Bethel town manager since 2009 and said becoming Freeport’s town manager would be a “step up.” “It’s a wonderful town with a good reputation, “ he said. “The first impression (of Freeport) is shopping. But once you get to some of the outlying areas, you see how beautiful it is.” In addition to managing Bethel, which has a population of about 2,600, Doar, a U.S. Army veteran, has worked in Rumford as both a town manager and as a financial analyst for NewPage, a printing and paper company. He also worked as a budget analyst for the New York State budget division. The two finalists were narrowed down from a pool of 41 applicants. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. follow him on Twitter: @W_c_Graff.
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Martin’s Point Bridge will remain open during replacement By William Hall PORTLAND — The state has released the design of a replacement for the aging Martin’s Point Bridge, which connects East Deering with U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth. The design of the $23 million replacement bridge was unveiled at a Maine Department of Transportation public meeting at Portland City Hall on July 10. The replacement bridge will be built next to the current one, which will remain open during construction. The design calls for two traffic lanes, a pedestrian lane on the bridge’s western side, a multi-use pathway on the eastern side, and two “bumpouts” that will provide space for fishing. While the new structure will closely follow the current bridge’s footprint, it will be 112 feet shorter than the current span of nearly 1,400 feet, because fill material will be added around the bridge approaches, MDOT said. No public or private property will be taken for the bridge. Five contractors competed to design and build the replacement bridge, which was awarded to the team of CPM Constructors of Freeport and engineering firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin of Watertown, Mass. Their bid came in $7 million below estimated costs. Construction could begin as early as September, and is expected to be completed in December 2014, according to MDOT project manager Leanne Timberlake. The current bridge, more than 70 years old, carries 15,000 vehicles a day across the Presumpscot River. The bridge was renovated in 1991, but MDOT determined in 2010 that a replacement was necessary because of the bridge’s deteriorating condition. “This bridge really needs to be replaced,” said Bonny Rodden, a nearby resident and Falmouth town councilor.
An artist’s rendering of the planned replacement for the Martin’s Point Bridge between Portland, at the bottom, and Falmouth.
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Looking south from Falmouth on the Martin’s Point Bridge, which connects with Portland’s East Deering neighborhood. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2014.
“With the new design, we’ll have a bridge that is much improved, and is suited for more uses.” The design creates more space for walking, biking, and fishing on the bridge deck, and more vertical and horizontal clearance for boats passing below. In addition, the design carves out a small recreational space on the Falmouth side of the bridge. Rodden called the space a “lookout” because it offers a panoramic view of the river. “The Presumpscot has always been a vital part of our town, and this is a beautiful spot to see it,” she said. MDOT is considering suggestions for landscaping the space, as well as for lighting, railings, and other finishing touches to the bridge. As part of this process, the department will hold another public meeting on Aug. 7. “The design was well-received (at last week’s meeting),” Timberlake said. “But obviously, there were some
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Yarmouth vote paves way for Condon path Town Council postpones turf field decision By Will Graff YARMOUTH — The final section of the Beth Condon Pathway received the official OK from the Town Council on Monday night after months of deliberation. The council also postponed until next month a decision on the $1.5 million turf field at Yarmouth High School. The majority of the $500,000 pathway
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After court’s rebuke, PUC slates hearing on meter health questions By David Harry PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission will take a fresh look next week at a portion of a consumer complaint about wireless electric meters installed by Central Maine Power Co. PUC Chairman Thomas Welch and Commissioners David Littell and Mark Vannoy will re-examine the possible health hazards associated with radio frequency waves used to transmit consumer
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New Asian in Portland, and Frosty’s ventures to Freeport By Amy Anderson There are a handful of new restaurants, bars and markets opening (or reopening) this summer, just in time to entice tourists and locals alike. At 865 Forest Ave. in Portland, Venue has reopened as The New Venue with new management and a different menu. The restaurant/club offers lunch and dinner, wood-fired brick-oven specialties, karaoke, DJ’s and live bands, and daily happyhour specials. Veranda Asian Market opened recently at 695 Forest Ave., Portland, in what used to be Aubuchon Hardware. The market also offers take-out food from the Veranda Noodle Bar and Veranda Thai restaurants. The owner of Benkay on India Street in Portland plans to open another restaurant at 653 Congress St. called Kushiya Benkay. The menu will include traditional sushi and Yakitori options. The restaurant is expected to open this month. A Chinese restaurant called Zen Bistro will occupy the space most recently known as District at 45 Danforth St. in Portland. The owners plan to open later this month. Melissa Bouchard, executive chef of DiMillo’s on the Water in Portland, will compete in the Great American Seafood Cook Off in New Orleans on Aug. 11.
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Vacationland isn’t for sissies Who knew that living at the beach could be so tortur- at the ocean, and saying something to a distant loved one along these lines: ”Hi, we just got here. Traffic wasn’t ous? too bad. It’s so beautiful! We’ll be home next Saturday.” Me: Who wants to go for a walk on the beach? The first time I overheard a conversation like that, My children: Ohhh Mom, do we have to? I froze in my tracks, and felt a sense of great fortune, Or, the equally charming response: Not me! realizing that while I was merely on my It’s July. I drive down the street to the No Sugar daily beach stop, these people only got to beach – it’s so close to my home that the experience this for maybe seven days out engine of my car barely warms up by the of 365. time I’ve arrived. How lucky am I? I wanted to shout, “Hey! I live here! Can When I first began plotting my move you believe I get to do this every day?!” away from the Boston suburbs, I clearly Because, yes, during these gorgeous remember my goal being to live within summer months, I truly still cannot believe a 20-minute drive of the ocean. That was I get to do this every day. my greatest hope. Nirvana. I imagined how Of course, I wouldn’t ever shout somewonderful it would be to pile my kids into thing like that to a visitor, because that the car, throw in a canvas tote bag brimwould just be cruel, not to mention ill ming with sunscreen and snacks and chilly mannered. But there’s something inside beverages, toss in a good-sized stack of of me that feels so fortunate, I often need oversized, colorful towels, and in one third to tape my mouth in order to contain my of an hour, have our toes in the Atlantic. emotion. Who knew I’d be so fortunate as to end Sandi Amorello Last night, I was walking on the beach up with an ocean view (at least from my driveway.) I recall the first summer I lived here I was at sunset with two of my teenage offspring. (Yes, they in awe of the fact that I did, as my license plate clearly do sometimes succumb, although prying the male child from the comfort of his hi-speed fan was no easy task.) stated, reside in “Vacationland.” Heaven? No. Just an ordinary evening in Vacationland. And now, as we’re on the verge of celebrating the sevA couple of summers ago, we arrived home one eveenth anniversary of our move to Maine, I’m still slightly shocked when I overhear someone on a cell phone, stand- ning to find an envelope wedged in our kitchen door, ing in the parking lot at my beach, looking longingly out containing a note from a man visiting from the other side
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section. There are no crosswalks or sidewalks. I worry every time I walk my dog or ride my bike that a driver may not be paying attention. I did not realize that I would have to also worry about the safety of my fence. This is a huge expense for me. I have filed a report and we do know more each day about what make and color the vehicle was and where it was purchased. We also have some vehicle numbers to search. I hope with that information, we will be able to track down the driver. I would appreciate any help that anyone can give regarding a black Subaru that may have been driving through that part of Falmouth on July 7-8 and that has damage to the front and undercarriage. Lesley MacVane Falmouth
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I began volunteering for the Angus King campaign as a resume builder. Like many Mainers, I was so disenchanted with politicians that I harbored few hopes that Angus was any better. Sure, I knew he was a great governor and I had heard his pledges to run a positive campaign, but I assumed that this was just political posturing. Yet, on my first day, Angus gathered all the interns and told us solemnly that he expected respectful speech about his opponents, even in private. As he put it, respectful dialogue is not a part-time job. It was then that it struck me: there is only one Angus King. The Angus in front of the cameras holds and asserts the same values as the Angus in private. I have seen firsthand that Angus King is perhaps one of the last genuine politicians and for that reason he has my vote. Josh Espy Freeport
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Beem wrong about lowering the drinking age Ed Beem is so far off base in his recent column, where he advocates lowering the drinking age to 18. Once again, probably due to guilt, he defends his actions to play guardian at a drinking party where his daughter was present. Has he never read of the effects of alcohol on the undeveloped brain of a young person? Has he not read articles concerning teen drinking and driving fatalities? As much as he may think to the contrary, 18-year-olds are still very immature and thus very unpredictable. Carmen Melito Yarmouth
Invitation to Yarmouth dedication On Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., during Clam Festival, all friends and admirers of our daughter, Becky Schaffer, who died last year at the age of 23, are invited to a candlelit dedication of the granite bench inscribed to her and her passionate love of ice hockey. The bench is at the far end of the pond behind Key Bank in Yarmouth, where pond hockey has traditionally been played. For Becky, pond hockey epitomized what was so wonderful about the game. As she wrote in a poem about her passion for the sport, “... on a clear winter’s day, pond hockey draws paunchy forty-somethings and timid children to play with town heroes, the varsity boys with their effortless skill and generous good cheer ... .” Becky’s determination and persistence earned her a place with those varsity boys on the Yarmouth school team, as well as in pick-up games, showing that girls could play as competitively as the town heroes. We hope that this bench will allow parents and others to watch their own children learn to enjoy hockey and the pleasures of sharing it with people of all ages and skill levels. We also wish to thank friends who contributed to the bench fund: Marcia Noyes of Community Services, who arranged to have the bench placed on public land, and the Town Parks & Recreation Department, particularly Zac Wiest, who with his crew laboriously and beautifully installed the bench in time for Becky’s birthday. Janice Cooper and Bill Schaffer, Yarmouth
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7/7 at 1:59 p.m. Joseph Jordan, 21, of Aspen Crest Road, Cumberland, was issued a summons on Town Landing Road by Patrolman Alan Twombley on a charge of operating at greater than headway speed. 7/7 at 10:28 p.m. Spencer Couch, 18, of Indian Way, and Christian Beauregard, 19, of Stratton, were issued summonses on Winn Road by Patrolman Stephen Hamilton on charges of illegal possession of liquor by a minor. 7/7 at 10:28 p.m. A 16-year-old female, of Falmouth, was issued a summons on Winn Road by Patrolman Dean Mazziotti on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor.
Fire calls 7/7 at 3:38 a.m. Structural fire on Route 1. 7/7 at 11:04 a.m. False alarm on Clearwater Drive. 7/9 at 6:41 a.m. Smoke investigation on Gray Road. 7/11 at 7:02 p.m. False alarm on Woods Road.
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7/10 at 2:41 p.m. Cynthia Larkin, 53, of Pine Lane, Cumberland, was arrested on Town Landing Road by Patrolman Kurt Fegan on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/11 at 7:07 p.m. Michael Norweg, 35, of Hennesey Road, Portland, was arrested on Allen Avenue, Portland, by Patrolman Lucas Hallett on a warrant from another agency. 7/11 at 10:10 p.m. Christopher Michaels, 24, of Hillside Avenue, was arrested at his residence by Patrolman Robert Ryder on charges of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and unlawful furnishing of a scheduled drug. 7/13 at 12:45 a.m. Peter Amundsen, 64, of Kimberly Lane, was arrested on Brook Road by Patrolman Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/13 at 2:30 p.m. Arthur Corbett, 49, of Veranda Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Patrolman Steven Townsend on a charge of burglary of a motor vehicle.
arrests 7/10 at 11:37 p.m. Christina C. Sheeley, 26, of Elm Street, was arrested by Officer Matthew Moorehouse at Elm Street and Snow Road on charges of operating a vehicle while license suspended or revoked and violation of conditions of release. 7/14 at 12:28 p.m. Cassidy G. Pelchat, 21, of Booker Street, was arrested by Officer Thomas Gabbard at Durham and Griffin Roads on a charge of operating a vehicle after license suspension.
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Fire calls 7/9 at 9:14 p.m. Alarm call on Main Street. 7/9 at 9:59 p.m. Alarm call on Main Street. 7/10 at 10:15 a.m. Fire on McLellan Street. 7/10 at 4:28 p.m. Vehicle crash on Route 1. 7/12 at 10:20 a.m. Alarm call on Main Street. 7/12 at 12:07 p.m. Alarm call on Elmwood Road. 7/12 at 3:13 p.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 7/12 at 7:12 p.m. Alarm call on Elmwood Road. 7/13 at 8:41 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 7/13 at 1:48 p.m. Oil/gas spill on Varney Road. 7/13 at 3:37 p.m. Fire on Coombs Road. 7/13 at 4:31 p.m. Fire on Main Street. 7/14 at 7:22 a.m. Alarm call on Desert Road. 7/14 at 7:58 p.m. Gas leak on Village View.
summons on Marshview Circle by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of harvesting seaweed without a resident seaweed permit. 7/13 at 9:38 p.m. Peter D. Lloyd, 18, of West Elm Street, was issued a summons on McCartney Street by Officer Darryl Watkins on a charge of possession of marijuana. 7/13 at 9:38 p.m. Bartholomew W. Gallagher, 18, of Boxwood Drive, was issued a summons on McCartney Street by Officer Darryl Watkins on a charge of possession of marijuana. 7/14 at 6 p.m. Dana R. Roberts, 21, of Burbank Lane, was issued a summons by Officer Kevin Pedersen Cousins Street on a charge of operating a vehicle after license suspended.
Fire calls 7/9 at 10:46 a.m. Power lines down at West Main Street and Rainbow Farm Road. 7/10 at 8:05 a.m. Power lines down on Main Street. 7/11 at 9:24 a.m. Brush fire on Interstate 295 North. 7/11 at 10:25 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm at Pemason Lane. 7/12 at 1:38 p.m. Power line down on East Main Street. 7/13 at 5 p.m. Fire call on North Road. 7/14 at 9:10 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Landing Woods Road.
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William B. Schneider, 22: Loved sports and cooking FALMOUTH — William B. Schneider, of Falmouth, died unexpectedly July 6 when a car in which he was a passenger struck a tree in Naples. He was born in Portland on June 21, 1990, to Judith West and Bernard F. Schneider. Schneider was raised in the Town Landing neighborhood and had relocated to Naples this year. He was a proud and valued staff member of the Black Bear Café. While attending high school in Falmouth, Schneider competed in the butterfly for the swim team, played lacrosse, and was a cocaptain of the football team. Schneider served as a Boy Scout in Troop 93 and as a volunteer in the Falmouth Fire
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Alwilda “Allie” Letitia Munson, 91 FREEPORT — Alwilda “Allie” Letitia (Gray) Munson, 91, died July 14 at Hill House Assisted Living in Bath. Munson was born in Winn on March 10, 1921, a daughter of Eugene James and Letitia May (Travis) Gray. The daughter of an immigration officer, she was raised in Aroostook County. Munson graduated as valedictorian from Fort Fairfield High School in 1939 and from Aroostook State Normal School in 1942. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from University of Maine in Orono. She married Harold Arthur Munson in 1946. Munson taught elementary school for many years in Washburn, Houlton, Hallowell and Wiscasset. Munson was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, the Rebekahs, Retired Teacher’s of Lincoln County, the Congregational Church of Wiscasset where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Organ Society, the Wiscasset Senior Center, the Mayflower Society, Friends of the Wiscasset Library, the Jaycee Wives’ Club in Augusta, and the Augusta Players. She also served on the Maine State Board of Optometry. She was an avid reader and active participant in family life and her community. Munson is survived by her daughter, Teresa Gail Golan, of Freeport; her son, James Arthur Munson and his wife, Lori, of Wis-
casset; her sister-in-law, Marian Munson, of Presque Isle; three granddaughters, Amy L. Brewer and her husband, David, of Brunswick, Rachel E. Putnam and her husband, Jason, of Bliss, Mich., and Letitia M. Munson of Wiscasset; one grandson, Travis A. Munson, of Baton Rouge, La.; five greatgrandchildren and five nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Emma Octavia Conlogue. Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset UCC with Rev. John Potter officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Fairfield at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME, 04556.
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YARMOUTH — Sarah King Brant, 52, died July 2. After living in South Berwick for several of her younger years, Brant returned to Yarmouth with her two children in 2007. A graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., Brant lived in Portland and in Albuquerque, N.M. She worked for years in home design and returned to school for an advanced degree in counseling. While in Yarmouth, Brant worked as an independent school counselor for at-risk children. Sarah is survived by her two children Chloe, 19, and Graham, 15. Brant’s friends and family are invited to attend a memorial at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at the Old Meeting House, 25 Hillside St., Yarmouth.
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Good Shepherd Food Bank recently bestowed Mike Dubyak, chairman and CEO of Wright Express, with the 2012 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award at a dinner in Portland. The JoAnn Pike Humanitarian
Award Dinner also serves as a fundraising event for the food bank. This year, more than $125,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of numerous sponsors including Hannaford Supermarkets, Wright Express, Poland Spring, Wells Fargo, WilmerHale, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Garrand, RBS Citizens, TD Bank, and many more. Maine Veterans’ Home Scarborough has been recognized as a 2012 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to the quality improvement journey. Mylan Cohen, of Maine Medical Partners, has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, presented by the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Cohen is Medical Director of Noninvasive Cardiology in the Cardiology Division at Maine Medical Center. The Distinguished Academic Achievement Award recognizes outstanding scientific or academic achievement. The Institute for Family-Owned Business in partnership with the law firm Verrill Dana, recently announced the 2012 Maine Family Business Awards. Winners include: Hurley Travel Experts,
The following students have made the dean's list at their college or university: Cumberland Boston University: Chloe M. Kilburn. Bryant University: Edward Broadhead, Allison McKenna, Taylor Munson and Michael Staples. Clemson University: Benjamin Rand Dawson and Henry Barron Fast. Quinnipiac University: Kelsey Donovan and Kelly Hurley. Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Katharine Gagne. University of Maine: Laura DeVaudreuil, Sarah Lockhart and Amanda MacDonald. University of Rhode Island: Charles P. Harwood. University of Vermont: Katherine M. Harrington. Wake Forest University: Eleanor Saffian. Wheaton College: Kirsten Russell and Katerine Burns. Falmouth Colby College: Nicole L. Jacobson, Christopher Moody, Kelsey A. Conroy and Hillary E. Keach. James Madison University: Abigail Cavalero. Loyola University Maryland: Nellie Honan. Marquette University: James Hurdman. University of Maine: Rachel Chaney, Sydney Cheney, Cara D’Alfonso, Taylor Dimick, Laura Fay, Jameson Ford, Stephanie Gramse, Caitlin Howland, Lauren Jones, Christopher Marchetti and
Abigail Smith. University of Connecticut: Christine Kelly Hammontree University of Vermont: Nicole M. Jumper and Benjamin J. Moody. Wake Forest University: Jonathan Powers. Freeport Bentley University: Zachary Engel. Grove City College: Laura Doherty. Quinnipiac University: Taylor Kissin. Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Yu Ping Hu. University of Maine: Hannah Boutin, Katherine Breau, Kaylon Brown, Aimee Daniel, Ryan Farley, Megan Ragucci, Whitney Scott, Margaret Stavros and Brian Steele. University of Vermont: Miles B. Boucher and Hannah E. Montalvo. North Yarmouth Clemson University: Alyssa Christine McEwen. Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Abigail Young. Saint Michael's College: Teal Bryan and Bethany Powers. University of Maine: Maxfield Freeman, Amanda Kittridge, Jamie Kittridge, Lindsey Miller, Kyle Morrison, Alexander Parenteau, Ryan Rybka, Nicholas Stewart and Molly Young. University of Rhode Island: Tolena Nelson. University of Vermont: Gain M. Robinson. Wheaton College: Emma MacMullan. Yarmouth Boston University: Robert C. Gillies. Elon University: Kyle Groves. Gettysburg College: Connor Ertz and Eliza Gendron. Saint Joseph's College of Maine: Chelsea LeClair and Nicholas Whittaker. Saint Michael's College: Chantel Albert.
Appointments Bernstein Shur, a multi-service law firm with offices in Portland and Augusta, recently announced that shareholder Linda D. McGill was appointed to the Maine Board of Bar Examiners. McGill is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group. The Maine Board of Bar Examiners is responsible for administering and grading a semi-annual bar examination, reviewing the character and fitness of applicants seeking admission to practice law in Maine, and otherwise administering rules for admission to the practice of law in Maine. Appointment to the board is determined by the Maine Supreme Court with confirmation by the governor.
of Portland, First Generation Award; Dean’s Sweets, of Portland, Shep Lee/ Community Service Award; Morong Falmouth, of Falmouth, Leon Gorman/ Large Business Award; and D. Cole Jewelers, of Portland, Honorable Mention. The Portland Performing Arts Festival was recently awarded a $40,000 grant from the Portland Economic Development Plan Implementation Program, designed to help local nonprofits and public entities implement the city’s economic development vision and plan. The plan, developed collaboratively by the City of Portland, Portland Community Chamber, Creative Portland Corporation, Portland Development Corporation, and a task force representing a variety of stakeholders in the private sector, was adopted in November by the City Council and provides a roadmap for the city’s future success.
New Hires Bank of America Enterprise Marketing and Market President Executive Meredith Verdone recently announced that Bill Williamson has been named Maine state president. Williamson has been with the company since joining a predecessor institution in 1981 and will help integrate Bank of America business lines throughout Maine. BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants, recently hired Kati Sigler as a tax specialist in the firm’s tax con-
sulting and compliance group. Sigler is a graduate of Saint Anselm College with a degree in Accounting, and is presently enrolled at Bentley University earning her master's in taxation. Prior to joining BerryDunn, she was employed by Hartnett & Company.
Wright-Pierce was recently named on the Engineering News Record 2012 Top 500 list of the most successful engineering and design companies in the country. ENR, a trade publication architecture, engineering and construction industry observer, compiles and publishes annual rankings of the largest engineering and construction firms in the U.S., measured by gross revenues. Wright-Pierce has been named a Top 500 firm for the past three years, earning a higher ranking each year. Patsy Fowler, assistant director of athletics and activities at Cheverus High School, has been recognized as a certified athletics administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Fowler has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process includes a thorough evaluation of a candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contribu-
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Yarmouth 2012 Major League Champions: (front row) Kip Brown (second row) Ben Wheeler, Aidan Hickey, Eric LaBrie (third row) Head Coach Mike Hagerty, Nolan Hagerty, Cianan Gamble, Coach Matt Hickey, Jack True, Jack Guiney, Coach Stu Brown, Nicky HowardRogers, Andrew White and Coach Derek Wheeler. Contributed
North Yarmouth kids organized a yard sale and lemonade stand to raise $160.12 for the Maine Cancer Foundation and Tri 4 a Cure. Pictured left to right: Abigail Cloutier, Marshall Fowler, Max Cloutier, Karen Cloutier and Madeline Fowler.
University of Maine: Hayley Bodmer, Ashley Eaton, Carleton Ericson, Lucy Ericson, Sarah Glidden, Benjamin Johnson, Leigh Johnson, Christopher Moylan, Michelle Moylan, Andrew Piccirillo, Alison Reny, Clark Shepart, Gregory Smith and
Peter Strand. University of Vermont: Gavin Zeitz. Wake Forest University: David Mangone. Wheaton College: Elizabeth Lewis and Chloe Sarapas.
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Northern edition Spring Coaches of the Year By Michael Hoffer
Coach of the Year Boys’ team KEVIN WINSHIP Falmouth Baseball Prior to this season, the Falmouth baseball team had been consistently competitive, but hadn’t been able to take the next step and compete for and win a championship. That wasn’t supposed to happen this spring either, but the Yachtsmen got off to a sizzling start and behind a team-wide effort, found themselves at the top of the heap. Winship Pushing all the right buttons was coach Kevin Winship, who utilized the entire roster and got his charges to believe they have no peer, a performance that gets him the nod as our northern edition Spring Coach of the Year, of a boys’ team. Winship is a Portland High graduate. He played golf, hockey and baseball in high school. He came to baseball naturally. His father, Gary, once tried out at Western Kentucky. After attending the University of Maine, Winship began teaching physical education at Memorial Middle School in South Portland and got into coaching. He took the Portland High junior varsity baseball job in 2000 and took a similar position in South Portland six years later before serving as the Red Riots’ varsity assistant in 2007 and 2008. Winship credits a couple of his mentors, longtime coaches Tony DiBiase and Mike Rutherford, for setting him on the road to his success. “I owe a lot to those two guys,” Winship said. “I saw two different varsity coaching styles.” Winship took over the Yachtsmen in 2009. Last year, Falmouth was on the brink of upsetting eventual regional champion Greely in the semifinals before a bad inning sent the Yachtsmen home. An abundance of talent returned, but Falmouth wasn’t considered championship-worthy by the pundits in the preseason. In response, the Yachtsmen won their first 11 games and wound up 13-3, good for the second seed in the region. While top-ranked Greely was
sent packing in the quarterfinals, Falmouth handled Spruce Mountain and Morse to reach the Western B Final for the first time. There, the Yachtsmen were no-hit by Cape Elizabeth, but still found a way to score a run in the eighth inning to advance to the state game where they blanked Foxcroft, 2-0, to win Class B for the first time. It was Falmouth’s first championship in any class since winning Class C 1998. “The kids believed they were good,” Winship said. “It was a fun ride.” Winship was able to turn Thomas Fortier into the staff ace, while getting the most out of his other talented arms and crafted a lineup that saw everyone deliver key hits, most notably the No. 9 hitter, Ryan Conley, who had a couple huge postseason knocks. Winship is an avid golfer. He lives in Portland with his wife, Liz, and sons, Colby (9) and Nicholas (6). He looks forward to making a run at a repeat next season. Kevin Winship, our northern edition boys’ team Coach of the Year, can bask in the glow of this title. It was a long time in coming and thrilled the town of Falmouth. 2011 winner; Bob McCully (Falmouth tennis) 2010 winner: Marc Halsted (Yarmouth baseball) 2009 winner: Mike LeBel (Falmouth lacrosse) 2008 winner: Casey Abbott (Greely lacrosse) 2007 winner: Derek Soule (Greely baseball) 2006 winner: Chris Carpentier (Freeport lacrosse) 2005 winner: Chris Mazzurco (NYA track) 2004 winner: Craig Curry (Yarmouth lacrosse) 2003 winner: Bruce Poliquin (NYA baseball) 2002 winner: Hank Ogilby (Freeport baseball)
Coach of the Year Girls’ team KARIN KURRY Freeport lacrosse After a regular season of quietly holding its own, the Freeport girls’ lacrosse team stole headlines in the postseason, knocking off traditional power and reigning state champion Yarmouth to make it to the state final for the first time. The Falcons got better as the season progressed, got contri-
butions from a lot of different sources and threw caution to the wind in the playoffs, making it all the way to the season’s final day. Much of the credit has to go to coach Karin Kurry. After what she accomplished, she gets our nod as our northern edition Spring 2012 Coach of the Year, of a girls’ team. Kurry grew up in Princeton, N.J. She played field hockey and lacrosse and ran track in high school. She did the same at Colby College, where she met her husband, Jorma, who coaches track at Kurry Falmouth High. Kurry coached track for several years before starting the Deering girls’ lacrosse program. Despite not having experience, Kurry coached the Rams to several successful seasons in her six years. She took over the Freeport program in 2009. After making the playoffs that first year, the Falcons fell short the past two seasons. Things turned around in a big way this spring. Freeport earned confidence with early wins over traditional
contenders North Yarmouth Academy and Greely (a stunning 12-11 triumph after trailing, 11-4). The Falcons finished 6-6 against a challenging schedule and with NYA and Yarmouth not at their usual top level, took advantage and wound up the top seed in Eastern B. Freeport handled Gardiner in the semifinals, 16-4, and earned a date with the Clippers in the regional final. It proved to be one for the ages as once again the Falcons managed to pull off a dramatic rally. Down 9-5 in the second half, Freeport roared back, forced overtime and won, 12-11. The Falcons weren’t able to cap the Cinderella run with a championship, losing to Waynflete in the Class B state game. “We went way beyond expectations,” said Kurry, who believes her greatest strengths as a coach are her connection with the girls and her focus on them as whole people, not just athletes. “Our goal was to make the playoffs. I felt like we should have gone last year. The Greely win gave the girls confidence. The Yarmouth win was amazing. We wanted to enjoy the experience at states.” Freeport senior Alexandra Mitch calls Kurry a great motivator.
“She really pushed us,” Mitch said. “She helped us visualize what it would mean to get to states. She wanted it as badly as we did.” Kurry teaches science at Freeport High School. She also serves as an assistant on the Falcons field hockey team. Kurry, who lives in Falmouth, is an avid runner. She’s the mother of a son, Iain. Karin Kurry, our Spring 2012 northern edition girls’ Coach of the Year, got her team to reach great and unexpected heights. It won’t be the last time. 2011 winner: Sara Dimick (Greely) 2010 winner: Julia Sterling (NYA lacrosse) 2009 winner: Sandra Stone (Falmouth tennis) 2008 winner: Julia Littlefield (NYA lacrosse) 2007 winner: Robin Haley (Falmouth lacrosse) 2006 winner: Dorothy Holt (Yarmouth lacrosse) 2005 winner: Sandra Stone (Falmouth tennis) 2004 winner: Ann Harradon (Yarmouth tennis) 2003 winner: Julia Seely (NYA tennis) 2002 winner: Julia Littlefield (Yarmouth lacrosse) Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
Change of Sox hasn’t helped...yet By Bryan O’Connor The Red Sox went into the All-Star break at 43-43 and that felt about right. Their offense scored the second most runs in baseball in the first half, but was prone to team-wide slumps. The starting pitching was mostly dismal, but saw a few shining moments from Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and even Aaron Cook. The bullpen looked like a disaster in April, but by July, it had the third-best earned run average in the American League. One trend that has defined the 2012 season is that almost every change has been for the worse. September’s collapse aside, the 2011 Red Sox played like the team with the best roster in baseball, which they may very well have been. Something had to change after the team fell apart and while the core of the team is back in 2012, some personnel did turn over. General Manager Theo Epstein bolted for Chicago in the
offseason and former assistant Ben Cherington took over. Cherington’s first few moves included trading rightfielder Josh Reddick, who has emerged as one of the best outfielders in the American League, for reliever Andrew Bailey, who has yet to throw a pitch for the Red Sox due to injury. Jed Lowrie, who has been the best shortstop in the National League this year, at least offensively, went to the Astros for Mark Melancon, who did his best work for the Red Sox when he was exiled to Pawtucket. Clayton Mortenson, the reliever obtained from Colorado in the Marco Scutaro trade, has been serviceable, but has only thrown 20 big league innings so far. That’s seven Wins Above Replacement (per fangraphs) shipped off for three relievers who have thrown a combined 36 innings for Boston (and accumulated 0 WAR, in case you were wondering). Ouch. What about last year’s Red
Sox bullpen? Jonathan Papelbon left for Philadelphia, where he’s struggled, but he is striking out more batters per nine innings than any current Boston reliever. You may remember Daniel Bard, the closer-in-waiting, who was moved to the rotation only to walk more batters than he struck out, including six in 1.2 innings in the June 3 start that bought him a trip to Pawtucket. Cherington’s other highprofile move has been the worst of all. Terry Francona, probably the best manager in Red Sox history, left on ugly terms and was replaced by the inimitable Bobby Valentine, who has likely cost the Red Sox several games in 2012. It’s hard to put a number on a manager’s effect on a baseball team, so I won’t make too much of the team’s .500 record despite having outscored opponents by 43 runs in the first half. I will point out though that
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I’ll also point out Valentine’s willingness to use strategies that have been proven fruitless again and again, like the intentional walk (see the one issued to Hideki Matsui on July 14 right before Matt Albers walked in the tying run) and the sacrifice bunt (like the one hot-hitting Pedro Ciriaco botched with no outs and a runner on second an inning later, killing what looked like a game-tying rally). Valentine’s favorite bunter, Nick Punto, was also used repeatedly as a pinch hitter and allowed to bat for himself with the game on the line despite his sub-.200 batting average and the presence of better hitters on the bench (including a few pitchers, 70-year-old coaches, and the batboy). As if his in-game decisions and his Dusty Baker-esque propensity toward
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hitting low-OBP guys in the leadoff spot are not enough to sink the Sox' ship, Valentine’s done further damage off the field. His criticism of Kevin Youkilis’ work ethic in a TV interview led to a situation in which the Red Sox had to trade Youkilis for pennies on the dollar. That move should work out in the long term for Boston, with Will Middlebrooks apparently ready to take the third base reins, but like all the rest of the changes surrounding the Red Sox, it hasn’t played out well so far. Youkilis is batting .316 with the White Sox, and has driven in the game-winning run five times in his first 15 games in Chicago. Middlebrooks, meanwhile, has just five hits since Youkilis left and has struggled defensively at the hot corner. It seems the only changes that have
worked for the Red Sox are the ones made out of necessity. When the team had outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Cody Ross, Ryan Sweeney, Jason Repko, and Darnell McDonald on the disabled list at the same time in May, they had to call up Daniel Nava, who’s carried a .379 on-base percentage and played great defense in left, leaving fans to wonder whether Carl Crawford will even be an improvement. Similarly, reliever Franklin Morales was pressed into starting duty when Beckett and Buchholz hit the DL together in June and Morales struck out 24 in his first three starts, giving up just four total earned runs. Even Aaron Cook, who has struck out just two hitters all year, threw a complete-game, two-hitter against the Mariners in a June 29 spot start. Necessity, for the Red Sox, is the mother of adequacy. With the Red Sox still fighting for a Wild Card spot, but struggling to push their record more than a few games above .500, some fans and writers are calling for more change. Starting pitchers like Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels and Ryan Dempster may be available at the trade deadline and would certainly represent upgrades over the current rotation. The bullpen, as strong as it’s been, could always use a boost. Should they make a change now? Here’s a vote for the status quo. Ellsbury is back in the fold and should put a charge into the offense. Crawford doesn’t inspire maximum confidence, with multiple body parts in various states of repair, but Nava is a good fourth outfielder and a guy the team can count on if Crawford winds up back on the shelf. Cody Ross
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grow in terms of defense and patience, we know he can hit. Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s power has developed, to the tune of 17 first-half home runs. Kelly Shoppach has been above average on both sides of the ball. Almost any trade deadline pickup would be a relief upgrade over Matt Albers, but a swap may not be necessary to exile him. Bailey is due back soon and may assume the closer role. Melancon hasn’t given up a run or walked a batter in his last 10-plus innings, and has struck out 10 over that time. A bullpen of Bailey, Alfredo Aceves, Morales, Scott
from page 16 has been better than expected in right field, and Ryan Sweeney is a passable platoon partner. Adrian Gonzalez is starting to hit again, though it remains to be seen if he’ll ever figure out how to hit a ball out of Fenway Park. Dustin Pedroia is the heart of this team- perhaps its best hitter, almost certainly its best fielder and allegedly a leader in the clubhouse. Mike Aviles has hit for some power and provided surprisingly good defense at short. While Middlebrooks has a lot of room to
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The Rising Tide Ultimate team, which includes Falmouth's Andre Clement (center) and Cape Elizabeth's Noah Backer, will be the first team ever to represent Maine at the National Youth Club Championship in Blaine, Minn., Aug. 11-12. Rising Tide, which includes high school students from Falmouth, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick and Cumberland, will be competing in the U-19 mixed (coed) division of the championships. The team consists of: Andre Clement - Falmouth, Cameron Jack - Belfast, Chloe Rowse - Waynflete, Cyrus Fenderson - Merriconeag, Gabe Currier - Freeport, Haydee Jacobs - Merriconeag, Heather Kraft - Cape Elizabeth, Henry Babcock - Cape Elizabeth, Hudson Carr - Falmouth, Izzy Clarke - Cape Elizabeth, Jacob Brady - Cape Elizabeth, Mckenzie Myers - Falmouth, Nick Plummer - Greely, Noah Backer - Cape Elizabeth, Noah Robinson - Cape Elizabeth, Payson Sowles - Greely, Sarah Hemphill - Falmouth, Sarah Sparks - Falmouth, Sierra Baker Falmouth, Sierra Bates - Cape Elizabeth ,Sierra Jeffers - Merriconeag, Thomas Robinson - Cape Elizabeth, Tom Edmonds - Falmouth, Tyler O'Brien - Merriconeag
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Red Sox from page 17 Atchison, Vicente Padilla, and Melancon could be very effective down the stretch. That leaves the rotation, naturally, as the target of an upgrade, and it certainly would be nice to see Greinke or Hamels in a Red Sox uniform, but are we sure such a move is necessary? Neither Jon Lester nor Josh Beckett has pitched as well as expected, but both are keeping the walks down and pitching better than their ERAs indicate. The only option is to keep throwing those guys out every fifth day and hoping for shades of past glory. Buchholz, once the worst pitcher in baseball, hasn’t had a disastrous outing in almost two months, and his strikeout and walk rates are both trending in the right direction. Felix Doubront has been serviceable and represents the future, so there’s no sense in moving him from the rotation. That leaves the fifth spot, currently occupied by Daisuke Matsuzaka, as the only variable. While Matsuzaka’s newspaper stats (0-3, 6.65 ERA) look ugly, he’s striking out more batters than he has since 2009 and walking fewer than ever. If he can keep the ball in the park, he can be the fifth starter on a contending staff. If he can’t, Morales can step in as a starter and Andrew Miller or Rich Hill can get lefties out in the bullpen. It would be naive to assume that the Red Sox play the second half in perfect health after the perfect storm of injuries that derailed their first half. That said, their
roster is built to contend for a championship, and there is a better plan B in place than there was last year, when the team had no answer for Buchholz’s absence late in the year. Trading for a starter could add a win or two, but this team is probably a favorite to win one of the two Wild Cards if the stars stay healthy and a train wreck if they don’t. Depleting the farm system to pick up another high-priced pitcher who may not survive in the brutal AL East might make little difference in the short term and slow progress in the long term. Change has been a dirty word for the 2012 Red Sox. Let’s keep things the same and see if a few healthy players can lead the way to October baseball.
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Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Poetry contest, open to Falmoutharea poets, $1,000 grand prize, July 31 deadline, freecontest.com. Casting call for Portland area high school students, for educational media campaign, email fmi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & Authors Thursday 7/19 “Moxie: Maine in a Bottle”: Jim Baumer, 5:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 x 231. Mystery Writer Series: Kate Flora, 6:30-8 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 767-7660.
Friday 7/20 Local Author Series: Fran Houston and Nancy 3. Hoffman, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Sunday 7/22 Edwidge Danticat, HaitianAmerican author, discussion, 4 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, konbitsante.org, suggested $10 students/suggested $25 adults.
Monday 7/23 “How to be a Better Birder,” Derek Lovitch, 7-8 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.
Tuesday 7/24 “The O’Briens,” Peter Behrens, 6 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
John MacDoald’s “Maine Trivia: A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information,” 5:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 x 231.
Fresh Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.
“The People’s Pension,” Eric Laursen, 5:30- 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., 441-8007. “The People’s Pension,” Eric Laursen, 1-2:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 441-8007.
Galleries Creatures and Critters, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, runs through July 29, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, richardboydpottery.com Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, runs through August 5, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland, 800-6991509. Tim Christiansen: Animals, runs through July 28, Gleason Fine Arts, 545 Congress St., Portland, 6995599.
Friday 7/20 Landscapes, inaugural exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Macpage LLC, 30 Long Creek Dr., South Portland, 5233381.
Monday 7/23 Free Exhibit of Maine and Japan’s History, through July 30, Merrill Auditorium Lobby, in conjunction with PORTopera’s Madama Butterfly, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, portopera.org.
Friday 7/27 Fresh Art Show & Sale, 6-8 p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.
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Sunday 7/29 Fresh Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.
Museums Maine Landscapes by Frederic Church, runs through Sept. 30, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148. Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood, Rush Brown, July 19 through Sept. 10, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 400-7510. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s summer exhibit, Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless, is open Sundays through Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org. Wired!: How Electricity Came to Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., runs through Aug. 5, 2013, (Mon.-Sat.), 12-5 p.m. (Sun.), Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, $2-$7.
Weekday Music Series: Stan Davis, 12 p.m., Post Office Park, 772-6828.
Saturday 7/21 Michael Kelly Blanchard, 6:15 p.m., show and dinner, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., email@example.com.
Wednesday 7/25 Don Campbell Trio, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mill Creek Park, South Portland, 767-7650. Matisyahu & the Dirty Heads, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $30 advance/$35 day of. Sunset Folk: Brad Strause, 7:45 p.m., Western Promenade, Portland, 756-8275.
Friday 7/27 Alba’s Edge, 8 p.m., May Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, neilpearlman.com, $10 students/$15 adults.
Alive at Five: Spencer Albee, Zach Jones, Lady Zen, 5 p.m., Monument Square, 772-6828.
Mindy Smith, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Sq., 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, $25.
Kristen Lindell, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop.
River City Extension, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, 18+, $15 advance/$18 Day of/ $25 seated.
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We Shall Rise, performances hosted by resurgem collective, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.
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French Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church UCC, Maine St. and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.
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Let’s Talk About It registration now open for discussion groups, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, each group is limited to 25 people, begins June 13 and runs 5 weeks, 443-5141 ext. 12.
“Captain America,” dusk, Nathaniel Dusk Park, Brunswick, 729-3828.
Time Pilots, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough, 7722811 x 234.
Music on the Mall: Apple Scruffs, 6-8 p.m., the mall downtown, Brunswick, 729-4439.
Chandler’s Band Concert, 7 p.m., Eastern Promenade, Portland, 7568275. Jimmy Dority, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.
Spindleworks is looking for entries for “tiny” to be exhibited at Whatnot Gallery, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick. Contact Liz McGhee for specific information on size requirements or other questions, 725-8820 or emcghee@iaofmaine. org.
Centennial Hall Annual Show, 20 % commission on sales, originals only, call: 833-6260 or 442-7005.
Artists of Tomorrow, 2 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Johnny Corndawg, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, portlandempire.com, $8 advance/$10 day of.
Mid Coast Auditions/Calls for Art
Frontiers of Music, 7 p.m., Frontier Restaurant, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Hymn Series, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5342.
The Campbells, 6:30 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 389-2259.
Subdue, Seize, and Take: Maritime Maine in the unwelcome interruption of the War of 1812, ongoing, through Oct. 12, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316.
A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place,” July 13 through Sept. 16, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 3900 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3964.
Back to the Garden, runs through June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
Promenade: A Walk in Style Through Pejepscot’s Past, 10 a.m.4 p.m., through October, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, Tue.-Sat., 729-6606. Studio Selection2, Spindleworks, through Aug. 5, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 7258820. The Somali Immigrant Experience in Maine, runs through June 30, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 7255242.
Sunday 7/22 Tuscany to Pompeii, and Beyond, opening and tea, 1-5 p.m., Gallery at Widgeon Cafe, Rte. 123, Harpswell, 833-6081.
Sunset Boulevard, July 18-Aug. 4, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, 725-8769.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.
“Guys and Dolls,” 7 p.m., Midcoast Youth Theater, Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham, 233-3899, $10 adults/$8 students and seniors.
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‘Madama Butterfly’ in Portland, bluegrass in Brunswick By Scott Andrews No fewer than four singers from New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera will be appearing next week in PORTopera’s 2012 mainstage production of “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment. PORTopera’s artistic director Dona D. Vaughn directs the stage action, while Stephen Lord returns to conduct the orchestra. You might think it’s the good old days at the Grand Ole Opry at White’s Beach in Brunswick this weekend. The annual White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival, which showcases mostly Maine singers and ensembles in an alfresco setting, runs July 20-22.
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prior PORTopera productions. All of the musicians are professionals, including many members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. PORTopera presents “Madama Butterfly” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall for two 7:30 p.m. performances, July 25 and 27. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
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‘Madama Butterfly’ A heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment: That’s the quick take on “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera. With its gripping libretto and gorgeous melodies, “Madama Butterfly” has fascinated audiences for more than a century. PORTopera, Maine’s only resident company producing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, presents “Madama Butterfly” at Merrill Auditorium July 25 and 27. The opera will be sung in its original Italian, with English supertitles projected above the stage. “Madama Butterfly” debuted in Italy in 1904. The story is wholly fictional, but it reflects contemporaneous events and interests at the turn of the 20th century. At that time the United States was emerging as a world power, particularly via the U.S. Navy’s growing presence in the Pacific Ocean. Europe was fascinated by Japanese art and culture about that time. “Madama Butterfly” takes place in early 20th century Japan and represents a clash of American and Japanese values. The tragedy is set up when indulgent, carefree U.S. Navy Lt. Pinkerton casually marries a naive geisha, Cio-Cio San, although he fully intends to marry a “real” American wife once he returns to the U.S. The American consul, Sharpless, warns that his young Japanese bride may not take her vows so lightly, but Pinkerton ignores him. Pinkerton and Cio-Cio San savor their love – until he leaves for the U.S. and deserts her for three years. Despite pleas from Sharpless and her maid Suzuki, Cio-Cio San remains tirelessly and desperately devoted to her absent husband, believing that he will return some day. When Pinkerton does return he’s got his “real” American wife in tow, and tragedy follows. For PORTopera’s production, stage director Dona D. Vaughn (she’s also the organization’s longtime artistic director) has picked four singers with major experience in the New York’s Metropolitan Opera, this country’s flagship company. The coveted title role will be sung by Inna Los, praised for her round soprano voice with luscious, silvery upper register. Los reprises the role of Cio-Cio San after two critically acclaimed performances with Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival and Opera New Jersey. Originally from Moldova , Los began singing professionally in 2004 with the Vienna State Opera. After numerous appearances with various European companies, she made her American debut with Opera New Jersey in 2011. Los joined the Met
Inna Los sings the starring role of Cio-Cio San in Opera New Jersey’s recent production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Los will be reprising her role in PORTopera’s upcoming production of the heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment, with performances July 25 and 27 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.
for its 2011 productions of “Faust,” “La Boheme” and “Otello.” As Pinkerton, Adam Diegel boasts a tenor voice characterized by powerful top notes and a reputation for dramatic performances. Plus his handsome visage and dashing appearance promise to exasperate audiences: How can such a callous cad look so good? A native of Tennessee, Diegel is an up-and-coming singer with the Met, engaged for this past season in “Das Rheingold,” “Nabucco” and “Madama Butterfly.” Mezzo soprano Heather Johnson also comes to PORTopera following an illustrious season with the Met. The native Minnesotan made her Met debut in the Summer Recital Series. Following her dramatic portrayal of Cio-Cio San’s maid Suzuki, Johnson will return to New York for the Met’s production of “The Enchanted Island.” Johnson has performed with PORTopera in the past, as Hansel in the 2010 production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Johnson was also one of PORTopera’s Young Artists while a student at the University of Southern Maine. Plus, she has sung several times with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. As consul Sharpless, Vaughn selected Edward Parks, a young charmer with a hauntingly emotive baritone voice. Parks graduated from the Met’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program (directed by Vaughn) before making his debut in its 2009-2010 season. He has since appeared in several performances with the
Met, including Puccini’s “La Fancuilla del West.” I’m a huge fan of PORTopera, and I particularly admire Vaughn’s emphasis on believable staging and credible characters, featuring artists who are equally comfortable as singers and actors. In the musical department, conductor Stephen Lord has been widely acclaimed for his operatic work and has worked in the pit for several
Old-time country music performed by your neighbors on the front porch: That’s the big idea behind one of Maine’s smallest bluegrass festivals, happening July 20-22 in Brunswick. White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival, now in its 15th season, features mostly Maine bands who perform on a stage built to resemble a front porch from days of yore. The venue is White’s Beach campground on the Durham Road. The stage schedule runs Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday. Informal field picking is continuous throughout the three days. Most of the bands are from Maine. These include Cliff Randall Band, Back to Basics, Cribstone Bridge, Back Woods Road, Grasshoppers and Bobby & Ted. If there’s any star of the weekend, it’s Ted DeMille, a versatile guitarist and singer from Bath who is also a superb songwriter. Some years ago DeMille emerged as the leading figure in North Star. When North Star disbanded, he continued with a partnership with fiddling phenom Erica Brown. At White’s Beach, DeMille appears as the lead singer/emcee with Cribstone Bridge and as half of Bobby & Ted. The other half? Mandolinist Bobby St. Pierre hails from Harpswell; he has been a musical partner with DeMille in both North Star and Bits and Pieces. I’m also quite fond of Back to Basics, a Midcoast band that boasts a number of very funny original songs. Cliff Randall Band, from Gardiner, specializes in old-time country music -- not just bluegrass. I’ve heard a number of their MP3s, and they’re very impressive. As with all alfresco festivals, bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Call the campground at 729-0415.
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Greater Portland Benefits Thursday 7/28 Sgt. Johnsey and Sgt. Betters Benefit Memorial Ride, 9:15 a.m., registration, 11 a.m. ride, Parker’s Restaurant, 1349 Washington Ave., Portland, jrob@portlandmaine. gov, $20 per bike/$5 per passenger.
Bulletin Board Clam Festival, Yarmouth, many events and locations, July 20-22, clamfestival.com A Time of Peace, every third Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 774-6396. Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland.
Saturday 7/21 South Portland High School Class of ‘77 Reunion, 7-12 p.m., J.P. Thornton’s, Broadway, South Portland, 632-4058. Super Reunion Dance, Classes 62-71, 9:30-11 p.m., NYA Tent, Clam Festival, Yarmouth, nrichardsto@ igc.org.
Tuesday 7/24 Storytelling Workshop: West End, 6-8:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.
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Storytelling Workshop: Bayside, 6-8:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.
Basic Conservation Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spirits Alive, Eastern Cemetary, Portland, pre-registration, firstname.lastname@example.org, $10.
Thursday 7/26 Babysitter Certification, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681, $110. Storyteller John MacDonald, 5:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.
poteca Restaurant, 505 Fore St., Portland, emachez101@yahoo. com, $25.
Big Brother Big Sister seeking runners for Beach to Beacon, contact:773-5437.
TD Bank Beach to Beacon needs volunteers for race day. For more information or to register as a volunteer visit beach2beacon.org/ volunteer.
program, in July, Sept., and Oct., Beacon Hospice Center, 54 Atlantic Place, 772-0929.
Blue Point Congregational Church UCC Summer Fair, 9 a.m.- 2p.m., 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.
Call for Volunteers Free volunteer training, 21 hour
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit cocorahs.org for more information. CASA child advocacy volunteers needed, email: CASA@sourts. maine.gov or call 287-5403. Committee Members Needed for the annual Shop Falmouth event. If interested or for more information call Anne Theriault at 838-3244 or visit FalmouthMaineblogspot. com. Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147. International Cultural Exchange Services seeking families to host a foreign exchange student, 83833868. Maine Audubon’s Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers. Canoe tours, sales, canoe rentals and odd jobs. Call: 883-5700. RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.
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Wednesday 7/25 Stuffed Peppers and Salad, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, email@example.com, $16.
Saturday 7/28 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange #9, 13 Elm St., Freeport, 856-3363, $3 children/$7 adults. Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573, $5-9.
Sunday 7/29 Ice Cream Social, 6-7 p.m, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 CHurch St., Scarborough, 883-2814.
Garden & Outdoors Portland Rugby Club, training and auditions, through June and July, 329-3630.
Getting Smarter One-on-One Computer and Facebook Training, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, registration required: 871-1700 x 708.
Thursday 7/19 Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging, 1-3:30 p.m., UMaine
SCORE Workshop: Basics of Buying or Selling a Business, 6-9 p.m., 100 Middle St., Portland, RSVP: scoremaine.com, $35.
SCORE Workshop: Writing a Business Plan, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147, $35.
Computer Training Workshop, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Health & Support Saturday 7/21
Natural Compassion: Meditation Retreat, Lama Willa Miller, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland, 773-6809, $75.
Maine Essential Tremer Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., MMC Scarborough Learning Re source Center, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough, 510-1402.
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Cards & Coffee, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with resi-
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Kids and Family Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. July 24, and 31, children ages 3-5, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Thursday 7/19 Sammie Haynes, 12:30 p.m., concert, Deering Oaks Park, bandstand, Portland, 756-8130. “The Boxcar Children,” 10:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Wednesday 7/25 Wayne from Maine, kids show, 11 a.m., Royal River Park, Yarmouth, 846-2406.
Thursday 7/26 USM Chemistry Club, kids concert, 12:30 p.m., Deering Oaks Park, bandstand, Portland, 756-8275.
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Winter Street Center Open House, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, during July and August, 443-2174.
Thursday 7/19 People Plus Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick Landing, Brunswick, RSVP: 7290757, $5.
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from page 1 Did anyone go over from the Yarmouth Water District and take a look before ordering the demolition? If they did, they would have realized the house was very old.” Murphy said the house was one of four original houses on Baston Road and appears on an 1857 map, but that it is likely to be from the early part of the century. “This demolition is an unbelievable lapse in judgment, a disregard for process and a disrespect for history of both North Yarmouth and Yarmouth,” she said. “... What was the rush?” Murphy urged the Board of Selectmen to take action against the district for the demolition, saying that according to state law, penalties range from $200 to $5,000. “I’ll take responsibility for this error,” Robert MacKinnon, superintendent of the Yarmouth Water District, said Tuesday. “I didn’t know that we needed a permit. If I could change things, I certainly would.” He said the district hired a Yarmouth contractor, Scott Dugas, to raze the build-
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and Catherine Connors argued during the May 10 court hearing that the PUC was allowed to dismiss Friedman’s complaint because it had already resolved questions about smart meter safety in earlier hearings that created the opt-out plans. The court disagreed, saying “(the PUC)
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Festival from page 1 “I think it’s comical; it’s Yarmouth tradition,” Peter said. Tammy Russell and Donna Reed, who work at Handy Andy’s on Main Street, said originally the elderly started putting the chairs out the night before because it was difficult for them to get down to the parade after the crowds come. “Every year it gets earlier and earlier,” Reed said. “Now everybody does it. It’s crazy.”
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may have considered, to a limited extent, the health and safety issues Friedman raised, but it did not resolve those issues.” But the court ruled against the plaintiffs’ claims the PUC violated the Fourth, Fifth and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution and Article I of the Maine Constitution by allowing CMP to install the meters against the wishes of its customers. Friedman said he was disappointed the court ruled against the broader questions
of property rights, especially because Levy’s opinion said the PUC was not the venue to decide Constitutional questions. “It was a small step forward in the right direction. I don’t think the court could have done anything less,” Friedman said, adding he is disappointed the court did not require a stay of opt-out fees charged by CMP. When the commissioners consider the smart meter safety questions, Friedman said he hopes their decision will lead to
a total recall of the meters. “If there is conflicting evidence, how can you possibly ensure safety?,” he said. “There is plenty of precedent in history for recalling unsafe products.” The PUC hearing will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at 101 Second St. in Hallowell.
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For the most part, they find the tradition and the festival a bit of a nuisance and hassle, because the chairs sometimes block the entrance to the store and the masses of people make it difficult to get around town. “It’s inconvenient,” Russell said. “But it is good for business, we just have to take a few more precautions.” Other residents see the chairs as a welcome sign of summer. “I see it as joyous kind of thing for Yarmouth, “ said Kathy Slack, voice instructor at the 317 Main St. Community Music Center. “It’s the little piece of
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Memorial, bench dedication set for Yarmouth resident
Susan Mathews, left, and Patty Peters, both from Portland, sample fried and steamed clams at last year’s Yarmouth Clam Festival.
YARMOUTH — Friends and family will hold a candlelight memorial Saturday, July 21, to remember Becky Schaffer, who died last year at age 23, and to officially dedicate a granite bench inscribed dedicated to her passionate love of ice hockey. The memorial will be an informal gathering to dedicate the bench by telling stories and reading one of Becky’s poems, her father, Bill Schaffer said. “We all share the loss, so we wanted to share the memorial,” he said. “Hockey was a big thing for Becky. We want-
ed something tangible for people that want to go there and think about her.” Schaffer played on the girl’s hockey team at Yarmouth High School, as well as on the boy’s team, where she was the only female member of the team. She also played in pick-up games around town. In addition to her passion for hockey, Schaffer was also a volunteer who worked at the Sanchat Restart Center, an orphanage in Gilgil, Kenya, for two months in 2010. She also had plans to join the Peace Corps and to pursue
graduate programs in African Studies. Schaffer died in a hiking accident on Aug. 6, 2011, in Pohnpei, Micronesia, while attending a three-week training session for WorldTeach, a nonprofit that provides teaching assistance in foreign countries. After the training session, she was to begin a year-long teaching program for high school students on the island. The memorial and dedication will be at 7:30 p.m. on the far end of the hockey pond behind Key Bank on Main Street. — Will Graff
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Friday, July 20: 10 a.m. Memorial Green. The Clam Festival officially opens. 11-6 p.m. Various musicians and shows, including Blue Willow, Jimmy and the Sole Cats, The Mutineers and Pan Fried Steel. 6-7:30 p.m. Main Street. Clam Festival parade. This year’s theme, “Favorite Children’s Book.” 8:15-10 p.m. NYA tent. Pete Kilpatrick Band. Saturday, July 21: 7-10:30 a.m. Memorial Green. Blueberry pancake breakfast. Served by Yarmouth High School junior class. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Main Street. Kid’s Fun Run; ages 3-12. Pre-registration required. 8-9 a.m. Main Street. 31st annual Pat’s Pizza Clam Festival Classic: 5-mile road race. 11 a.m. Memorial Green tent. Maine State Clam Shucking contest. Professional and amateur heats.
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Pipeline from page 1 access (the gas) on a large scale unless it was brought down to kind of a street pressure, which you could put into a more economical pipe in the street," Shane said, allowing homes and businesses to tap into the system. Shane said the three communities probably could not fund extension of the line on their own. He said he and the Falmouth and Yarmouth town managers have been looking into a multi-town project for the past year. The substation could cost about $1.5 million, and new gas main distribution piping into the towns could cost about $300,000 per mile to build, resulting in a total project cost of between $8 million and $10 million, Shane said. He said it is hoped that "we can find a third party that will be making the investment in the infrastructure, and the cost will be paid for by the users, so that every one of the residential, commercial and industrial customers would be getting
a bill, and ... part of that payment would be part of the debt structure for building all this infrastructure." Cumberland burns through more than 2,000 gallons of oil a year just to heat its schools, Shane said, adding that "if we could cut our costs for heating fuel between 35 and 50 percent, that's a huge savings." According to an April article on valuewalk.com, the cost ratio between barrels of oil and natural gas units reached 52 to 1. One company's natural gas futures dropped to $1.982 per 1,000 cubic feet, its lowest price in a decade, according to the article. Shane noted that "this is all new technology to this area, and we are really wrestling with a lot of the facts that we still don't know, and we're still learning about, and we need to educate our citizens so that they can make an informed decision of what works best for them." He added, though, that the school and commercial users would benefit almost immediately from the use of natural gas. Yarmouth Town Manager Nat Tupper said Monday that the idea of extending
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the pipeline is "well worth exploring." He said he anticipates the majority of town councilors will be interested in pursuing the option, adding that "there'll be some legitimate and articulate reservations about perpetuating our dependence on fossil fuels." Tupper also predicted there could be concerns or questions about safety, cutting up pavement, or any public subsidy that might be required to make the work happen. "It does look like there are potential feasible options for expanding natural gas into all three communities," Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore said Monday, "and the obvious benefits of that alternative energy source are competition (and) cleaner fuel, and it's a desirable fuel due to price." The town has discussed the venture with businesses, and "we're finding that there's clearly an interest," he said. The purpose of Wednesday's meeting, Poore explained, was to share initial fea-
Natural gas: Pros and cons Benefits and disadvantages of natural gas, according to Alternativeenergysource.org: • Advantages: Low cost relative to other fuels, and produces less carbon dioxide than oil or coal, although it does still produce the compound. Production can also be increased to meet peak demand, and it can be reduced when the gas is not needed. • Disadvantages: Natural gas is not sustainable, and reserves are limited. Prices will also fluctuate according to supply and demand.
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