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Your local newspaper since 1986 • September 15, 2011

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

Vol. 25, No. 37

Safe behind the wheel?

Maine public schools employ bus drivers with OUI, speeding, other violations By Randy Billings PORTLAND — School districts go to great lengths to make drivers aware of school buses – from the buses’ eye-catching yellow color, to their bright flashing lights, to advertising campaigns aimed at reminding folks to drive safely. But driving safety is a twoway street, and an examination of the personal driving records of some southern Maine school bus drivers reveals parents can’t assume their children are being transported by drivers who always obey the law. The survey found some area school districts check their drivers’ personal driving histories at least annually, while others haven’t checked in several years. When districts do check, some are more tolerant than others about past violations and accidents. Eleven districts were asked to provide records under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act. Most provided reports going back 10 years, while others only provided threeyear histories. Although the personal driving records do not indicate fault in the case of accidents, or if accidents or moving violations occurred while the drivers were operating school buses, the difference between

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School Administrative District 51 buses line up to drop off students in North Yarmouth.

the three- and 10-year reports is not insignificant.

The longer view In several cases, the 10-year reports reveal serious driving infractions that may not show up on a three-year record, including operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and multiple speeding violations. The records in Portland reveal

that 50 percent of the city’s 26 school bus drivers have no convictions or accidents within the last three years. The percentage drops to 38 percent in the last 10 years, and 19 percent of the drivers have multiple accidents and/or convictions. In one case, a driver whose record only showed two incidents in the last three years

– an accident and a seat belt violation – had nine convictions from 2002-2006, including three violations for speeding or improper passing. In another case, a driver with six convictions from 1988-1999, including speeding, failure to keep in lane and improper passing, had only one conviction in the last three

years, for not wearing a seat belt. In South Portland, 77 percent of the city’s 26 drivers have neither an accident nor a conviction on their three-year reports. The percentage drops to 52 percent when the 10-year history is considered. See page 34

Falmouth council considers fireworks ban By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Fireworks may be banned if an ordinance being drafted by town staff is approved by the Town Council. Four councilors – a voting majority – indicated during a workshop Monday evening that

they would support the ban. The council also heard from the public on proposed dog leash laws and clean-up rules, bans on ATVs and changes to hunting areas on the town’s parks and public lands. Consumer sale and possession

of fireworks becomes legal in Maine on Jan. 1, 2012. But local communities have to right to enact tighter controls. “I would favor seeing a strict ban on fireworks. I think it puts undue pressure on our volunteer fire department,” Councilor

Tony Payne said. Payne said he loves fireworks, but also regaled the council with a story of setting a field in New York on fire when he let some fireworks get out of hand. “As long as you allow fireworks in a community, they will

be present,” Payne said. “I don’t think we should be ambiguous about this. Those wishing to see fireworks can enjoy them on Portland’s Eastern Prom (on the Fourth of July).” See page 35

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................28 Classifieds......................38 Community Calendar......30

Meetings.........................30 Obituaries.......................14 Opinion...........................10 People & Business.........21

Police Beat.....................12 Real Estate.....................42 Sports.............................15

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Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway Page 6

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Culvert failure closes Flying Point Road in Freeport By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — A portion of Flying Point Road is closed until further notice. Officials said the section of the road over Kelsey Brook, between John’s Road and Lupin Lane, will be closed so construction crews can stabilize the road over a culvert. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves said the area was already under construction when it was determined Monday afternoon that it is unsafe for any traffic. “It had to be closed immediately,” he said. “The contractor said he will proceed with construction and should be open to one lane traffic as soon as possible.” Presgraves said the cost of the project – about $425,000 – will not increase. Residents will not be cut off completely, but the closure will create an eight- or nine-mile detour, he said. Drivers will

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have to use Pleasant Hill Road, Highland Road and Bunganuc Road to get around the area. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said Flying Point Road had been reduced to one lane while the Kelsey Brook culvert was being replaced. He said the contractor, R.J. Grondin & Sons Construction of Gorham, determined the road was unsafe. “No one anticipated the bank becoming as unstable as it has become,” Olmstead said. “It was caving in in places and crumbling in others. It became too dangerous to pass.” Olmstead said the contractor was working on two solutions to fix the road, using concrete pins or metal sheets, and would know more after testing the stability. He said if one of the solutions works,

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Flying Point Road over the Kelsey Brook culvert in Freeport will be closed indefinitely.

the town will announce a projected opening date soon. He said residents will receive notification via automated telephone calls as soon as information is available. “I know some people are upset, but it is a safety issue,” Olmstead said. “It is an inconvenience to some, but safety is the main concern.” Fire Chief Darrel Fournier said a fire engine has been placed at 75 Flying Point Road to respond to calls. He said the continued page 5

A line of vehicles makes its way past Mitchell Ledge Farm on Flying Point Road around 5 p.m. Monday, a few minutes before the Freeport road was closed because of culvert problems.

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Council, School Board elections lure candidates By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — With about 24 hours left before the deadline to file nomination papers, there were enough certified candidates to contest three Town Council seats and two spots on the board of Regional School Unit 5 in the November local elections. Petition papers for candidates for the council, School Board, and the boards of trustees of the Freeport Water District and Freeport Sewer District were due Wednesday at 6 p.m. All three incumbent councilors are seeking re-election: District 2 Councilor Eric Pandora of Birch Point Road,

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District 3 Councilor Joe Migliaccio of VinMar Lane, and Councilor At-Large Rich DeGrandpre of Timber Ridge Road. According to Town Clerk Beverly Curry, three challengers also will be on the ballot: Katherine E. Arno of Pleasant Hill Road in District 2, Kristina Egan of Weston Point Road in District 3, and Marie Gunning of Telos Road for the at-large seat. There are three candidates for two seats on the RSU 5 board: incumbents Nelson Larkins of Shore Drive and Beth Parker

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CUMBERLAND — Railroad crossings in Cumberland and Falmouth will be closed as Pan Am Railways makes repairs and repaves the crossings in anticipation of the extension of Downeaster rail service to Brunswick. During the construction, the roads will be closed and traffic will be detoured from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Cumberland, the Route 9 crossing will be closed Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, Tuttle Road crossing Sept. 20 and Sept. 28, and Greely Road crossing Sept. 21 and Sept. 30. In Falmouth, the Falmouth Road crossing will be closed Sept. 27 and Oct. 5, the Fields Road crossing Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, and the Woodville Road crossing Oct. 3 and Oct. 7.

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE AND SECURED PARTY SALE Property at Mast Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105 Mortgage, Security Agreement and Financing Statement recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds at Book 28427, Page 126 By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale, and specifically the Statutory Power of Sale set forth in Titles 14 and 33 of the Maine Revised Statutes, contained in a certain Mortgage, Security Agreement and Financing Statement given by Grandview M & M, LLC, a Maine limited liability company, to Tygdon, LLC, a Maine limited liability company, on January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 126 (herein the “Mortgage”), for breach of the condition of said Mortgage, and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, there will be sold at a Public Sale to be conducted at 10:00 A.M., on September 30, 2011, at the premises located at Mast Road, Falmouth, Maine, 04105, property consisting of land and improvements located at Mast Road, Falmouth, Maine, being all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage (being the “Property”), to wit: (a) That real property located in the Town of Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, described in Exhibit A in said Mortgage recorded in Cumberland County Registry of Deeds at Book 28427, Page 126, as follows: “A certain lot or parcel of land situated on the Westerly side of Mast Road in the Town of Falmouth, County of Cumberland and State of Maine being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of land now or formerly of Colleen R. & Frederick A. Writt (5050/1756) on the Westerly side line of Mast Road; Thence N 83°28’36” W along land of the said Writt and a stone wall, passing through an iron pin found set in the ground at a stone wall intersection near the said Mast Road 321.85 feet to a drill hole found set in the ledge; Thence N 54°02’41” W continuing along land of said Writt and the said stone wall 71.48 feet to an iron pin found set in the ground beside the said stone wall; Thence N 35°27’25” W continuing along land of the said Writt 54.89 feet to an iron pin found set in the ground of the Easterly side line of Huston Road, a private road; Thence N 26°22’05” E along the said line of Huston Road 121.00 feet to a 5/8” capped rebar set in the ground; Thence N 85°54’57” E across land of the Grantor 326.47 feet to a 30” blazed pine tree; Thence S 83°28’36” E continuing across land of the Grantor 50.00 feet to a 5/8” capped rebar set in the ground on the side line of said Mast Road; Thence S 04°29’36” W along the said line of the Mast Road 250.00 feet to the point of beginning. All bearings are Magnetic of the year 2005. This conveyance is made together with the rights in common with others in and to the said Huston Road as it runs Westerly and Northerly to and along the entire Westerly side line of the above described lot.”; (a) All appurtenances, easements, rights of way, water and water rights, pumps, pipes, flumes and ditches and ditch rights, water stock, ditch and/or reservoir stock or interests, royalties, development rights and credits, air rights, minerals, oil rights, and gas rights, now or later used or useful in connection with, appurtenant to or related to the land; (b) All buildings, structures, facilities, other improvements and fixtures now or hereafter located on the land; (c) All apparatus, equipment, machinery and appliances and all accessions thereto and renewals and replacements thereof and substitutions therefor used in the operation or occupancy of the land, it being intended by the parties that all such items shall be conclusively considered to be a part of the land, whether or not attached or affixed to the land; (d) All land lying in the right-of-way of any street, road, avenue, alley or right-of-way opened, proposed or vacated, and all sidewalks, strips and gores of land adjacent to or used in connection with the land; (e) All additions and accretions to the property described above; (f) All licenses, authorizations, certificates, variances, consents, approvals and other permits now or hereafter pertaining to the land and all estate, right, title and interest of Mortgagor in, to, under or derived from all trade names or business names relating to the land or the present or future development, construction, operation or use of the Land; and (g) All proceeds of any of the foregoing. The Property is to be conveyed with the benefit of and subject to the following: 1. Any facts, rights, interests, or claims that are not shown by public records but that could be ascertained by an inspection of the premises or that may be asserted by persons in possession of the premises. 2. Any encroachment, encumbrance, violation, variation, or adverse circumstance affecting the title that would be disclosed by an accurate and complete land survey of the premises and not shown by the public records. 3. Easements, liens or encumbrances, or claims thereof, not shown by the public records. 1. (a) Taxes or assessments that are not shown as existing liens by the records of any taxing authority that levies taxes or assessments on real property or by the public records; and (b) proceedings by a public agency that may result in taxes or assessments, or notices of such proceedings, whether or not shown by the records of such agency or by the public records. 2. Title to and rights of the public and others entitled thereto in and to those portions of the insured premises lying within the bounds of adjacent streets, roads, and ways. 3. The exact acreage or square footage of the premises. 4. Rights and easement granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2372, Page 259. 5. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 8352, Page 275. 6. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 12297, Page 344. 7. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 16016, Page 280. 8. Rights, rights of way and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2121, Page 61. 9. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2255, Page 297. 10. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2427, Page 432. 11. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 9760, Page 241. 12. Mortgage from Grandview M & M, LLC to Summit Real Estate, LLC in the original principal amount of $87,000.00, dated January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 155. 13. Debt and Lien Subordination Agreement between Summit Real Estate, LLC and Tygdon, LLC dated January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 157. 14. Zoning and land use regulations affecting the premises. 15. Any right of parties or tenants in possession of the premises, if any such persons or rights exist. Also to be sold at said Public Sale, pursuant to the provisions of 11 MRSA § 9-1604, shall be the following described personal property in which Mortgagor has any interest (“Collateral”): All goods, building and other materials, supplies, work in process, equipment, machinery, fixtures, furniture, furnishings, signs and other personal property, wherever situated, which are or are to be incorporated into, used in connection with or appropriated for use on the Property; all rents, issues, deposits and profits of the Property; all inventory, accounts, cash receipts, deposit amounts, escrow accounts, accounts receivable, contract rights, general intangibles, chattel paper, instruments, documents, notes, drafts, letters of credit, insurance policies, insurance and condemnation awards and proceeds, any other rights to the payment of money, trade names, trademarks and service marks arising from or related to the Property or any business now or hereafter conducted thereon by Mortgagor; all permits, consents, approvals, licenses, authorizations and other rights granted by, given by, or obtained from, any governmental entity with respect to the Property; all deposits or other security now or hereafter made with or given to utility companies by Mortgagor with respect to the Property; all advance payments of insurance premiums made by Mortgagor with respect to the Property; all plans, drawings and specifications relating to the Property; all loan funds held by Mortgagee, whether or not disbursed; all funds deposited with Mortgagee pursuant to any Loan Document; all reserves, deferred payments, deposits, accounts, refunds, cost savings and payments of any kind related to the Property or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, (i) all “Escrow Deposits” as defined in the Mortgage together with all replacements and proceeds of, and additions and accessions to, any of the foregoing; (ii) and all books, records and tiles relating to any of the foregoing. Terms of Sale: The sale will be conducted as a public sale, with bids being made orally. Prior to commencement of the bidding, prospective bidders must register and submit a deposit of $7,500.00 in bank check or certified check payable to Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry Real Estate Escrow Account. The deposit amount must be increased to an amount equal 10% of the purchase price within 7 calendar days of the public sale. The premises will be sold to the highest bidder. All of the property will be sold “as is”, “where is” with no warranties expressed or implied. The deposits of unsuccessful bidders will be returned immediately after the conclusion of the sale. Immediately upon the close of bidding, the highest bidder will sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Tygdon, LLC, which will require payment of the increased deposit amount within 7 calendar days and payment of the balance of the purchase price, in cash, certified funds or by readily available Federal funds, within 45 days after the date of the public sale. Tygdon, LLC will convey the real estate to the successful bidder by quitclaim (release) deed without covenant within such 45 day period. Tygdon, LLC reserves the right to bid, the right to withdraw all or any part of the property from the sale, the right to modify these terms and the right to announce additional terms at the time of the public sale. Additional information regarding the sale may be obtained by contacting the attorney for the seller: Nicholas J. Morrill, Esq., Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry, 10 Free Street, P.O. Box 4510, Portland, Maine 04112-4510, (207) 775-7271. Tygdon, LLC Nicholas J. 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September 15, 2011

Deering High School senior drowns in Falmouth

By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — A 17-year-old Portland boy drowned Saturday in the Presumpscot River near the Allen Avenue bridge. Police Lt. John Kilbride said Mohamed Hassan, a Deering High School senior, was swimming in the river with friends when he apparently became distressed in approximately 12 feet of water and went under. “His friends jumped in, but the water is very murky, it’s hard to see,” Kilbride said. When they couldn’t find Hassan, his friends called the boy’s father, who then called 911. In addition to emergency mediComment on this story at:

cal personnel from Falmouth, the Maine Marine Patrol and Yarmouth dive team responded around 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Hassan’s body was found approximately 5 feet from where he went under. Kilbride said there was no evidence of drugs or alcohol, but that a toxic substances screen would be administered as a matter of protocol. Hassan played soccer for Deering and was one of the team’s leaders. “Mohamed had been talking about being captain all summer,” Deering soccer coach Joel Costigan said Monday. “He would text me at 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m., about soccer.” Costigan said Hassan had many friends on the team and that they’ve all been shaken by the loss. “He was always smiling, a really happygo-lucky kid,” Costigan said. Costigan said he and Hassan’s teammates went to the river on Sunday night for a vigil, and have remembrances planned for their upcoming home game on Thursday at 5 p.m. He said the team plans to make Hassan an honorary captain and will be wearing wrist bands with his number, 7, for the rest of the season. Grief counselors were meeting with students Monday morning at the school, and Portland High School has made counselors available for Hassan’s friends there. “He was always respectful to me and eager to prove people wrong when they doubted him,” Costigan said. “He was still trying to figure out his role as a leader, but he led by example.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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Drowne Road School back in Cumberland’s hands By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously accepted the Drowne Road School from School Administrative District 51, and discussed adding the school to the town’s Village Mixed Use Zone. The council also approved an amended lease with Bateman Partners, the Portland development company that wants to convert the 17,600-square-foot school to

Road from page 2 town of Brunswick has agreed to respond to all emergency medical service and fire calls on the other side of the culvert. “We have a good plan in place to maintain public safety during the closure,” he said. “Both departments are working together to handle the situation.” Police Lt. Susan Nourse also said Brunswick will also assist in the event of a police emergency. “We work with Brunswick a lot, but the road closure is a bit different because it is a longer time frame,” she said. “We will work together to handle the situation.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

senior housing. The project would be the last of three phases in the Village Green Revitalization Master Plan, although the first phase is still pending and awaiting a permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The Planning Board will consider major subdivision approval of that phase on Tuesday, Sept. 20. In that phase, the 40.7-acre Doane property will be developed as a 59-lot residential subdivision with a mix of single-family and duplex homes. The Public Works and school bus facilities would be moved in the second phase, which will likely come after the first and third phases. Six singlefamily and 12 duplex homes would be built in their place, along with a nearly 43,000-square-foot mixed-use building that would house 20 residential rental units and 14,300 square feet of office or retail space. The SAD 51 Board of Directors voted last year to close the Drowne Road School and use it for other purposes, and to move the third grade to the Mabel I. Wilson School. Voters in the Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district supported that decision in June. As a result, the building has gone back to the town.

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The Drowne Road School began as a school, then was the Town Hall before reverting again to a school after the current Town Hall was built in the late 1990s. The town borrowed funds to construct the Town Hall and to renovate and expand the Drowne Road School. While it used the school, SAD 51 made annual payments to the town for the work done on that building; $480,000 is left on the $1.7 million renovation bond. According to the terms of its 99-year lease, Bateman will pay the $480,000. It will also pay the town $22,500 each year in lieu of taxes, with a negotiated escalation clause to cover annual local tax increases. While the town owns the property it cannot receive taxes from it, which explains the payment in lieu of taxes. The council also voted Monday to have the Planning Board hold a public

hearing and make a recommendation on the addition of the Drowne Road School to the adjacent Village Mixed Use Zone. The addition would allow work on that building to proceed without a contract zone. The school is currently in the Rural Residential 1 Zone. The Planning Board will hold a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Yarmouth council split on Condon pathway plans By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — A Maine Department of Transportation official has told the Town Council that building a state-funded pathway over the East Main Street bridge is unlikely to be approved because of safety and process issues. Councilors, meanwhile, are divided over whether to accept the state’s approved grant money to build a continuation of the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway under the bridge, connecting the Hannaford Plaza to the East Main Street ramp off southbound Route 1. Town officials had not received a final answer from the DOT as of Tuesday, Sept. 13. But DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager Dan Stewart indicated at a site walk on Friday, Sept. 9, that the state would not fund a project going over the East Main Street bridge. “The (Route 1) project is urgently needed, lives are at stake,” Stewart said Friday. “The ‘up-and-over’ project is a separate project and we can entertain an application for that, but it is separate from the applica-

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Sue Ellen Bordwell of the Yarmouth Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, left, talks with Police Chief Mike Morrill and Town Councilor Leslie Hyde during a site walk at the East Main Street bridge to examine the unfinished stretch of the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway.

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Freeport project to add affordable senior, workforce housing By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — After a year-long approval process that included a contract zone agreement, tax increment financing negotiations, tax-acquired property and several public meetings, construction of the Oak Leaf Two senior housing complex is underway. The affordable housing complex at 24 South St. will have 25 rental units in a three-story building. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, Sept. 8, with members of Freeport Housing Trust, town councilors and financial stakeholders. According to Jim Hatch, executive director of the Freeport Housing Trust, Oak Leaf Two is structured differently than other affordable housing properties in town. “Oak Leaf Two is for people 55 and older whose income is 40 to 60 percent of the median income, which is a slightly higher range than the existing properties,” Hatch said. “There are a lot of people who work in retail who are 55 and older and we hope we can provide workforce housing for them, as well as retirement housing.” The project is being built on land behind the existing Oak Leaf Terrace senior community. It will have two, two-bed-

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Jim Hatch, left, executive director of the Freeport Housing Trust, is joined by Chris Roney, president of Freeport Housing Trust; Town Councilor Sara Gideon; Aaron Shapiro of the Cumberland County HOME Consortium; Jan McCormick of the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund, and John Marsh of Bath Savings Institution on Sept. 9 at 24 South St., the future site of the Oak Leaf Two affordable housing complex in Freeport.

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Unfeathering the nest As one gets closer and closer to labor and delivery, there is a phenomenon that occurs – widely known as “nesting.” I remember this fondly from when I was pregnant with my first child, the lovely Ophelia. She was due on Dec. 23. A holiday baby. On Jan. No Sugar 3, she had yet to vacate my womb. Thinking that two weeks was more than any first-time mother should be expected to wait, and to err on the side of safety, an “induced” labor was put on my doctor’s calendar for Jan. 6. The Epiphany. This option was not a pretty one, and I recall feeling slightly miffed that even after giving this child two additional weeks to come out, I’d still require Sandi Amorello a Pitocin drip in order to force her to leave the premises. She was apparently not interested in entering this cold, cruel world, and was going to remain a tenant as long as possible. Although I had never really believed in the whole “nesting” thing, as soon as I received marching orders from the doctor, I began cleaning. For three or four days,


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Are the wheels on the bus coming off? If you’re the parent of a student who rides public school buses in greater Portland and you haven’t given a second thought to who is driving your child to and from school, an investigation by Randy Billings in The Forecaster this week should give you plenty to think about. Billings found that not only do some drivers hired by area school districts have less-than-stellar personal driving histories – including convictions for operating under the influence and driving with suspended licenses – but that school officials responsible for hiring and supervising bus drivers sometimes either ignore the drivers’ records or fail to regularly review them. In Cape Elizabeth, they don’t even keep the records on hand, let alone available for inspection. The work by Billings reveals that the majority of school bus drivers are safe, conscientious, and wellqualified. But in too many school districts, a significant minority of drivers have personal driving histories that cast doubt on whether they are qualified to transport busloads of children. Parents have a right to expect that school officials will do a better job of vetting and regularly reviewing the bus drivers. And legislators should consider revising state law, which is essentially silent on the subject of drivers’ records after the state provides initial certification. In our opinion, school officials should be required to review bus drivers’ records annually and to make those records available for public inspection. It shouldn’t take a request under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act to get the information. And it shouldn’t take a school bus accident to convince people that change is needed at both the legislative level and where the rubber meets the road.

No Sugar Added from previous page Instead of crying myself to sleep, I’ve been noticing that I have more room on the bathroom counter, and that I no longer have to be entrenched in the dramas of high school. And for the first time since she was born, I can find my eye makeup remover. My nest may not yet be totally empty, but it’s getting cleaner every day. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at

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between 88 percent and 94 percent back during and right after World War II. Why? Because the United States had to pay for the war. Since WWII, the top tax rate has fallen from 91 percent in the 1950s and 1960s to 70 percent in the 1970s, 50 percent in the 1980s and down into the high 30s since then. America has been fighting World War III on credit for a decade now, but Republicans refuse to even raise the rate from 35 percent back to 38.6 percent in order to help pay our war bills. Talk about unpatriotic. So, no, the wealthy are not paying their fair share. Nor are corporations that profit wildly and pay no taxes. And the corporate rich get away with stiffing America both because they are protected by Republicans in Congress and because they have been able to brainwash weak-minded lower-middle-class Americans into believing that all taxation is theft and any government action taken to promote the common welfare is socialism. I heard one of these jerkies spouting off in the drug store the other day. Obama was a Marxist and a socialist, the poor fool was telling anyone who would listen. All politicians are liars and thieves. That’s why he doesn’t vote. Then this clod picks up his prescription, 100 percent paid for by Medicare, and grumbles out into the street. A perfect job of brainwashing. It is sheer and utter hypocrisy to complain about the deficit and then refuse to raise taxes to pay it down. Like a lot of people, I am disappointed in President Obama for not standing up to the Republican-led Congress, for not ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, for not proposing a bold jobs program such as the Works Progress Administration, and for buying into the sick idea that rolling back environmental regulations will somehow stimulate the economy. Yes, Obama has been a weak president, but it is the “Just Say No” obstructionist Republicans in Washington and Augusta who are destroying this country. Raise taxes on everyone. Pay the damn bills. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Falmouth Arrests 9/4 at 1:47 a.m. Alexander N. Feldbauer, 23, of Lunt Road, was arrested on Blackstrap Road by Sgt. George Savidge on a charge of operating under the influence.

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Cig-a-theft 9/3 at 5:07 p.m. An employee of the Lil' Mart on Route 1 reported a man walked into the back office of the store, filled a backpack with several hundred dollars worth of cartons of cigarettes, and walked out. Police investigated, but were unable to locate a suspect.

Tireless workers 9/6 at 7:07 a.m. Construction workers on Blackstrap Road reported someone had stolen the wheels off a mobile construction sign during the night. Police investigated, but have no leads.

Flats, Foreside targeted in car burglaries, thefts 9/12 at 2:13 a.m. Police have been investigative a string of car burglaries where a variety of items were stolen from unlocked and locked vehicles in the Flats and the Foreside areas. Police later spotted a vehicle that reportedly matched the stolen vehicle's description. After a high-speed chase, Lisbon Police arrested Michael Humiston, 23, and Shawn M. Dame, 19, both of Portland, and charged them with theft of a motor vehicle. Falmouth Police also charged the two men with burglary of a motor vehicle after allegedly finding items that matched the description of some items reported stolen from Falmouth vehicles. Police warn that there are several groups targeting the Falmouth area to break into vehicles, and encourage residents to empty and lock their cars.

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EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 21 calls from Sept. 6-11.

Yarmouth Arrests 9/6 at 10:28 p.m. Lynne Bello, 52, of Bayview Street, was arrested by Sgt. Daniel Gallant on Bayview Street on a charge of aggravated assault.

Summonses No summonses were reported from Sept. 5-11.

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‘Art’ in the park 9/6 at 1:43 p.m. Police were notified of graffiti etched into the glass of an interpretive sign at the Royal River Park. Police report the graffiti appeared to be male genitalia and could cost about $50 to replace the sign.

Fire calls 9/8 at 4:42 a.m. Medical emergency on Wharf Road. 9/8 at 8:21 a.m. Medical emergency on Mountfort Road. 9/8 at 11:25 a.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 9/9 at 11:54 a.m. Water problem on Burnell Drive. 9/9 at 5:28 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 9/9 at 5:42 p.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 9/9 at 5:52 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.

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North Yarmouth Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Sept. 5-11.

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EMS Cumberland emergency medical services responded to nine calls from Sept. 2-8.

Chebeague Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Sept. 5-12.

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president and director of the American Thread Company of Stamford, Conn., and Charlotte, N.C. Over the years he was active in community affairs and traveled extensively. Active in his retirement, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and with the Loaves and Fishes program at the Meyers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C. He enjoyed scuba diving, and had memorable dives at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Diana Heywood Calby; a daughter, Ann Calby Miller, and a son, Douglas Heywood Calby, their spouses, and four grandchildren, Luke Andrew Miller, Midshipman Julie Margaret Miller, Christopher Heywood Calby, and Elizabeth Dalton Calby; and a cousin, James L. Tolley. There will be a private graveside service and burial at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth. A reception to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at his home. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or to the Cornell scholarship named in his honor: Calby Engineering Scholarship #344029, Allison D. Riley, c/o Cornell University, Alumni Affairs and Development, 130 E. Seneca St., Suite 400, Ithaca, NY 14850.

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FREEPORT — Kenneth Earle Manter, 83, died Sept. 4 at Freeport Nursing Home after a long illness. Born in Wayne, on Oct. 25, 1927, he was the son of Earle and Pearle (Norris) Manter. On July 10, 1948, he married the love of his life, Barbara J. Sloat, and together they raised five children in Freeport. He enjoyed attending his children’s school activities, family camping trips and studying family history. For many years he worked as a foreman at the E.E. Taylor Shoe Co. warehouse in Freeport. From 1972 until his retirement in 1992, he worked in the carpenter shop at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in South Portland. During his retirement he worked at the welcome gate in the summers at Winslow Park. He was a member of Freeport Masonic Lodge No. 23, A.F.& A.M, serving as Master in 1978. He was also a member of Casco Chapter No. 160, Order of Eastern Star, Freeport, Portland Valley, Scottish Rite, Portland, Cumberland-Mount Vernon No. 1, R.A.M., Yarmouth and Kora Shrine, Lewiston. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Barbara; son Kevin Manter and wife Michelle, daughter Sheri French and husband Gary, son Scott Manter and wife Barbara, daughter Linda Davenport and husband Gene, and daughter Shelly Bennett; sister Bertha Fogg and husband Alfred; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are cordially invited to a Masonic memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Freeport Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallet Dr., Freeport. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with the Manter family. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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Perfect kickoff weekend at Freeport (Editor’s note: For the complete football game story, with a box score, and additional photos, please visit By Michael Hoffer Freeport was the place to be during another superb Kickoff Weekend, which saw tons of success for local teams and Mother Nature remaining undefeated. While longtime athletic director Craig Sickels was quick to point out that skies were clear for the 18th straight year, he and Falcons Nation were even happier to cite the school’s athletic success in the early going this fall. Every team that participated this weekend was victorious, continuing a September trend. The fun began Friday night with a bonfire that saw roughly 300 student-athletes and parents attend. Attention then turned to athletic events. The team getting the most attention these days is the nascent football program, which, in just its third year, has propelled itself into playoff contention. On the heels of an inspirational and perhaps program-turning 2120 come-from-behind victory at Dirigo in the opener, the Falcons hosted Sacopee Valley Saturday afternoon and after a slow start, cruised to a 47-18 triumph. Freeport took the ball down the field in its first possession and went up 7-0 when junior quarterback James Purdy found senior Kaleb Farmer for a 5-yard TD pass. The Hawks then scored successive touchdowns behind the bruising running of senior Ken Colvin, but before halftime, junior Dan Burke scored on a 4-yard run and Purdy and senior Chris Farley hooked up for a 53-yard scoring pass for a 21-12 advantage. Another Purdy-to-Farley (9 yards) and a long run from senior Luke Lamagna (78 yards) put the Falcons up 35-12 after three. Purdy scored on a 1-yard run for a 41-12 advantage and after Corvin scored one final TD for the visitors, Lamagna returned the ensuing kickoff 76 yards to account for the 47-18 final score. “I think we came in maybe a little too overconfident and it showed, but once we got into it and got down to business, we took care of the win,” said Purdy (4-of9 passing for 71 yards and 3 TDs). “We know we have to listen to the coaching staff so we don’t get overconfident and maybe a little bit cocky since we won our first game against a team we got crushed by,” said Lamagna (14 rushes, 155 yards and a TD). Purdy and Lamagna weren’t the

Freeport senior Jared Knighton (left) and junior Dan Burke do their best to slow Sacopee Valley senior Ken Corvin during Saturday afternoon’s contest. The Falcons pulled away in the second half for a 47-18 victory, their second in a row this fall.

only offensive stars. Senior Jared Knighton (who turned momentum with his long runs late in the first period with his team down) had 90 yards on 10 rushes. Burke finished with 37 yards and a score on eight attempts. Farley had two receptions for 62 yards and two scores. Farmer caught a pass for 5 yards and a TD. Burke had a reception for 4 yards. “Passing allows us to be more versatile,” said coach Rob Grover. “As a coach, I have to use it better than I’ve been doing. When you throw the ball, three things happen and two are bad, but we’ll need passing against some teams down the stretch.” Freeport finished with a 425269 advantage in yardage. “I think we were a little flat coming out, but we came around in the second half and put the game away,” said Grover. The Falcons won’t rest on their laurels. Their schedule suggests they’ll have an opportunity to win just about every time out. While a big game looms Sept. 23 at Lisbon, Freeport first hosts first-

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Freeport senior Jared Knighton breaks into the open field. Knighton had 90 yards on 10 rushes.

year program Telstar Saturday and won’t be caught looking ahead. “We’ll prepare all week,” said Purdy. “We’ll go into it like we’re playing any other team. We made some mistakes today we’ll have to work on. We’ll go into it pumped up and play our best game.” “The kids’ hard work is paying off,” added Grover. “I look forward to next week and continuing on from there. Telstar has some seniors.” Both soccer teams improved to 3-1 with wins Saturday. The boys, who were victorious only twice in 2010, opened this year with a 7-0 home victory over Lake Region, but suffered a 2-1 loss at Gray-New Gloucester last Tuesday (despite Evan Hench’s goal). Goals from Connor Dietrich and Zach Greene led to a 2-0 win at Poland Thursday, setting the stage for a dramatic come-frombehind triumph Saturday. Hosting North Yarmouth Academy with the McDougal Cup at stake, the Falcons found themselves down 3-1 at halftime. It turned out they had the Panthers right where they wanted them as they erupted for four unanswered second half goals and went on to a stirring 5-3 triumph. Greene and Jack Dawe both had two goals

and Chris Collins also tickled the twine. “We’re off to a good start,” said coach Joe Heathco. “We’re still making a lot of mistakes, but playing more as a team which is making a huge difference. I am very pleased with the effort and hustle the boys have been displaying so far. Zach Greene, Josh Wierich, Parker Matheson, Evan Hench, Landon Easler, Connor Cameron are all doing an especially good job leading us with their play and work ethic.” Freeport’s road gets tougher going forward. After hosting York Wednesday, the Falcons visit defending Class B champion Yarmouth Friday and go to Greely Tuesday of next week. “The season gets considerably more difficult starting with York tomorrow,” Heathco said. “It will be a real test of our character how we come out of the next two weeks. We have put ourselves in a positive position moving forward, so I hope we can get a couple more results in the weeks ahead.” The girls opened with a 3-2 loss at Lake Region, but turned around and ripped off three wins in a row. After downing host Gray-New Gloucester (2-1, behind two goals from sophomore Ashley Richardson) and visiting Poland (2-0, Jess Hench and Jocelyn Davee scored), Freeport welcomed Wells Saturday and pitched another shutout behind senior goalkeeper Abby Roney, 3-0. Davee and juniors Naomi Otis and Aubrey Pennell had the goals. “I’m very pleased with how the girls have been playing so far this season,” said coach Elayna Girardin. “We have a good bal-

ance between veteran players and new players to the starting lineup. I believe that the more they play this season they will gain more confidence and become stronger as they get more experience as individuals and as a team. “I think one player of mine that greatly gets overlooked but has been having a great year so far is my goalie Abby Roney,” she added. “She is playing very strong and has made an impact on our team. I think we will see her continue this as we face some of the tougher teams in the next few weeks. “Also, Naomi Otis has returned to us and it has made an impact,” she continued. “She is hardworking and a great physical presence on the field. She started for me as a freshman but got injured near the end of the season. Last year, she went to take a class in Texas and was not able to play. She has come back this year focused and in great shape.” Freeport was at York Wednesday, hosts Yarmouth Friday and Greely Tuesday of next week. Field hockey also began the week with a 3-1 mark. The Falcons enjoyed wins at Traip (6-2) and Waynflete (4-0) to start the year, but last Wednesday, they went to defending Class C champion NYA (the game was scheduled to be played on the grass at Freeport, but moved to NYA’s turf due to poor weather) and dropped a 3-0 decision. “It was close,” said Falcons coach Sara Dimick. “We knew (NYA would) have an advantage playing on the turf. I know my

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Undefeated weekend for football squads (Editor’s note: For the complete Yarmouth-Oak Hill game story, with a box score and additional photos, please visit theforecaster. net) By Michael Hoffer The good times keep rolling for local football teams. While Freeport continued to surprise in Western Class C (please see story), Yarmouth looks unstoppable in its title defense and Falmouth and Greely are turning heads in Western B. The Clippers, 41-0 winners at Old Orchard Beach in Week One, dominated recent rival Oak Hill in the home opener Friday. The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes due to a power outage, but it was worth the wait. Senior standout running back

Anders Overhaug stole the show in first period, scoring on runs of 4, 54 and 71 yards for a 19-0 lead. The first TD came after senior Carter Dorsett blocked a Raiders’ punt. Dorsett intercepted a pass for a TD in the second quarter and sophomore Brady Neujahr ran for a score and found sophomore Nate Shields-Auble for another and a 39-0 advantage at the break. Long TD runs from junior Caleb Uhl and senior Samuel Keegan brought the curtain down on the 51-7 final. “It’s a total surprise,” Yarmouth coach Jim Hartman said. “I expected a much closer game. I really was not expecting this. The kids have responded well to us changing it up. What was really gratifying was watching these

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Yarmouth senior Carter Dorsett and the Clippers’ special teams sparked Friday night’s win. Dorsett blocked two punts and Yarmouth rolled to a 51-7 triumph over Oak Hill.

kids improve. Our secret is we focus hard on fundamentals. We don’t get into a lot of Xs and Os. It gets a little rough at practice. If they do something wrong, we stay on them.” Yarmouth finished with 397 yards of offense to 65 for Oak Hill.

Overhaug led all rushers with 150 yards. Uhl finished with 87 and a TD on nine rushes. Woodbury had nine rushes for 50 yards and also caught a pass for 15. Keegan only rushed once, but it resulted in a 56-yard touchdown. Neujahr was 4-of-8 for 39 yards and a TD. He also rushed three times for 45 yards with a score. “We just played a great team and they may have had an off night,” said Dorsett, who blocked two punts, returned an interception for a score and also had a quarterback sack. “Our defense was definitely on tonight. This is a huge deal. We came out here tonight and beat this top-notch team and it set the tone for the year.” The Clippers, who have now continued page 19

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First week of fall action in the books (Editor’s note: For the complete FalmouthGreely field hockey and Greely-Yarmouth boys’ and girls’ soccer game stories, please visit By Michael Hoffer The fall sports season is now in full flower and last week produced some interesting results in soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball and golf (for the football recap and for Freeport’s breakdown, please see stories). Here’s a glimpse at what you might have missed:

Boys’ soccer Two local boys’ soccer powers squared off last week in Yarmouth. The host Clippers came in reeling, having lost two straight after avoiding a regular season loss in both the 2009 and 2010 campaigns. Yarmouth dropped a 2-1 home decision to Cape Elizabeth in the opener, then fell, 2-1, at York last Tuesday (senior Sam Torres had the Clippers’ lone goal). Visiting Greely was 1-1, bouncing back from a 2-1 (double-overtime) home loss to York in the opener with a 4-0 triumph at Poland (junior Nick Shain, sophomores Matt Crowley and Ted Hart and freshman Mitchel Donovan had the goals). Thursday, Yarmouth got in the win column and extended its win streak versus the Rangers to seven games as senior Ryan Maguire (from junior Griffin O’Rourke) and sophomore Travis Hamre (from freshman Nate Gallagher) scored goals and the

Clippers’ defense and standout senior goalkeeper Chris Knaub pitched the shutout. “Both our games we played this year, we got off to terrible starts,” Maguire said. “We weren’t bringing it early. This game was a little different.” “We have a lot of young guys who haven’t played varsity before,” said Hamre. “We just had to get used to the pace.” “I was saying before the game that I’m the happiest 0-2 coach you’ll ever meet,” added longtime Yarmouth coach Mike Hagerty. “It was a tough open. Boom, boom, boom with (Cape Elizabeth, York and Greely). Except for the first half against Cape, we really played well. The kids have done a lot of things right, but they’re just young. They work really hard. We decided a couple games ago with all the injuries we have to play as many bodies as we can to stay fresh. What we’re lacking in skill at this point, we’re making up for in effort.” The Clippers returned to action Wednesday at home versus Fryeburg. Friday, Freeport comes to town and Tuesday of next week, Yarmouth is at Lake Region. “As long as we maintain this effort, I think we’ll get cleaner,” Hagerty said. “The multi-sport athletes will play soccer by October and hopefully we’ll get some injured kids back.” Greely quickly got over the loss. “I thought it was a fairly played game,” said Rangers’ coach Mike Andreasen. “The game was even, we just made, I

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thought, two mistakes in the back, where we didn’t give depth and Yarmouth made us pay. We played OK. A decent game, but two mistakes against Yarmouth usually means a loss.” Greely bounced back Saturday with a dramatic 2-1 double-overtime win over visiting Fryeburg on junior Nicholas Dunnett’s long shot just before time expired. Shain also scored. The Rangers fell to 2-3 Monday after a 2-0 loss at York. They host Cape Elizabeth Friday and Freeport next Tuesday. Falmouth’s offense is as potent as always. The Yachtsmen, who opened with a 5-0 home victory over Poland, improved to 2-0 last Tuesday with a 14-1 romp at Lake Region. Brandon Tuttle led the way with four goals. Connor Murphy and Luke Velas each had two. Falmouth played its first game in eight days Wednesday at Cape Elizabeth. The Yachtsmen host York Friday, then have another eight-day break before a huge showdown at Yarmouth. In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy entered Wednesday’s showdown and rematch of last year’s regional final at rival Waynflete with a 2-2 mark. The Panthers, who blanked visiting Traip in the opener, 7-0, fell, 2-0, at home to Sacopee last Tuesday, bounced back with an 11-0 home win over Wells Thursday (D.J. Nicholas had three goals, Sam Leishman two), then couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead in a 5-3 setback at Freeport Saturday (Ryan Rousseau had two goals, Nicholas the other). NYA plays at Traip Friday and goes to Sacopee Tuesday.

Girls’ soccer Greely’s girls’ soccer team is living up to billing in 2011. The Rangers opened with a 9-0 victory at Wells, then downed visiting Poland, 7-0, last Tuesday (junior Julia Mitiguy scored twice, while senior Libby Thomas, juniors Holly Rand and Sammi Toorish, sophomore Leah Young and freshman Kristina Volta also scored and senior Audrey Parolin assisted on three of the goals). Thursday, Greely went to Yarmouth (which had lost

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Falmouth’s Colby Howland (left) and Conor McGrory keep each other company during last weekend’s meet at Pineland Farms. Howland wound up fourth individually and McGrory fifth as the Yachtsmen beat the host Patriots of GrayNew Gloucester and Merriconeag.

its first two, 4-0 at Cape Elizabeth and 2-1 at home to York, despite junior Olivia Conrad’s goal). The Rangers had a 1-0 halftime lead at Yarmouth after Thomas scored on a beautiful feed from sophomore Kaitlyn Graham. “It was a fantastic ball from Kaitlyn Graham,” said Thomas. “Coach has been pulling for me to make that weak-side run. It’s kind of been frustrating, because I didn’t always get the ball, but it was perfect. She split the defenders. I took a few touches and luckily hit it hard enough to get it in. We came out strong and played the right way.” Greely doubled its lead early in the second half after a rush up the right side by Toorish. Toorish’s cross came to Parolin and the captain fired a shot that deflected home for a 2-0 lead. “Technically, it hit off the other defender, but I put pressure on them,” Parolin said. “It was a great run from Sammi. Getting the ball and putting it across and I just happened to be there.” The Clippers got back within a goal when Conrad scored (from senior Ricki Pierce),

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Recap from page 16 but that’s as close as they came and the Rangers held on to win, 2-1 (13 saves from senior goalie Lindsey Arsenault played a big role). “It’s what we needed,” said Greely coach Michael Kennedy. “That first half showed we hadn’t played a competitive game since we won the Challenge Cup on this field at the end of the summer. It’s what I thought would happen on fast turf. The speed of the ball hurt us and the quality of opponent showed. We tried to go out and score 14 goals. Our goals tend to come off of very thoughtful buildup and are well-constructed. We played our game in the second half. We moved the ball. Sammi and Audrey and Libby got more involved and that made the difference for us. That’s our game.” The Rangers made an even bigger statement Monday night when they held off visiting nemesis York, 1-0 (behind Toorish’s second half goal and 13 saves from junior goalkeeper Caton Beaulieu). Greely (4-0) is at Cape Elizabeth Friday and visits Freeport Tuesday of next week. While Yarmouth fell to 0-3 with its loss to Greely, it knows that all is not lost. “I’m not disappointed,” said longtime coach Rich Smith. “We have a few things figured out as to who plays where and who will do the scoring. That kind of stuff. We’re moving forward and it’ll be OK. It’s a tough start with the three tough teams at the beginning of the year. We had some things to figure out and Greely might be the best of the three teams so far.” The Clippers’ schedule eases going forward. They were at Fryeburg Wednesday and go to Freeport Friday. A home game versus Lake Region follows Tuesday of next week. “The next games are an opportunity to see how much we’ve improved,” Smith said. Falmouth, the defending Class B champion, is 3-0 in the early going and looks dominant. The Yachtsmen, who opened with a 7-0 win at Poland, blanked Lake Region in their home opener last Tuesday (senior McKenzie Meyers and junior Caitlin Bucksbaum each scored twice). Monday, Falmouth made it three straight with a 6-1 win at Wells (junior Alex Bernier led the way with two goals). The Yachtsmen hosted Cape Elizabeth Wednesday, welcome rival York Friday and then are idle until Sept. 24, when they go to Yarmouth. In Western C, NYA entered Wednesday’s game at rival Waynflete seeking its first victory. The Panthers opened with a 2-0 loss at Traip Academy, then fell, 1-0, at Sacopee last Tuesday and, 4-3, to visiting Old Orchard Beach Thursday (Moira Lachance, Ally Morrison and Hannah Twombly scored and Twombly and Chloe Leisman had assists). NYA is home versus Traip Friday and welcomes Sacopee next Tuesday.

Field hockey Falmouth’s field hockey team has returned to form this fall. The Yachtsmen, who won just four games and lost in the quarterfinals in 2010, took a 3-0-1 record into Tuesday’s home game against Yarmouth. Falmouth, a 4-0 winner at Wells in the opener before settling for a 1-1 tie at Lake Region, hosted Greely in a thriller in the rain last Wednesday night. Sophomore Jillian Rothweiler had two

first half goals to give the Yachtsmen a 2-1 lead. After the Rangers drew even, senior Megan Fortier put Falmouth back on top with a goal off a penalty corner, but Greely again tied the score and appeared to force overtime before sophomore Mikey Richards played the hero, scoring with three seconds to play for a 4-3 triumph. “We really dug it out like we always do,” said Richards. “That’s the important part. We pushed all the way to the end. We didn’t settle for overtime. It says to all the other teams that we’re definitely ready and we’re here to win.” “It was a great win,” added longtime Yachtsmen coach Robin Haley. “It was a good game of skill and a fun game to coach. Both teams played well. It was exciting and it’s always healthy competition between Falmouth and Greely. The games are always close. “I was telling (assistant coach) Liz (Koharian), ‘Let’s get our seven players



ready.’ It looked like overtime was going to happen.” Falmouth won again at home Friday, 4-1, over Cape Elizabeth, as sophomore Leika Scott had two goals, Fortier and senior Haley Mucci one each. The Yachtsmen have a huge home test Saturday versus longtime nemesis York. Greely, which beat NYA (2-0) and Fryeburg (1-0, behind senior Julia Maine’s goal), fell just short at Falmouth (despite tallies from seniors Helena McMonagle and Eliza Porter and junior Paige Tuller). “(The winning goal) just goes to show that every single ball counts,” said Rangers’ coach Kristina Lane Prescott. “You can’t let up even a little bit, especially against a team like that. Falmouth’s always a strong team. The best part about playing Falmouth is that it always comes down to skill and we’re always evenly matched. It comes down to stickwork and passing. It was back and forth. It was an unbelievable

game.” Greely bounced back and improved to 3-1 Friday after a 5-1 home victory over Wells. Maine had two goals, Hanson, senior CeCi Hodgkins and junior Rachel Hanson one each. The Rangers went to Fryeburg Tuesday, host York in a rematch of last year’s regional final Thursday and visit Gray-New Gloucester Saturday. Yarmouth has made great strides this fall and has already matched last year’s win total. After opening with a scoreless home tie versus Cape Elizabeth and a 4-0 home win over Traip, the Clippers fell, 6-0, at Lake Region Thursday. They bounced back 24 hours later with a 3-0 win at Poland to improve to 2-1-1. Yarmouth was at Falmouth Tuesday, hosts Gray-New Gloucester Thursday, goes to Wells Saturday and welcomes Waynflete

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Monday. Defending Class C champion NYA began the week 3-1. After splitting their first two contests (a 4-1 home win over Sacopee Valley and a 2-0 loss at Greely), the Panthers downed visiting Freeport in the rain last Wednesday (3-0, as senior Katherine Millett scored twice and classmate Katie Cawley once) and visiting Traip (5-0, Cawley had a had trick, Millett and Bailey Clock each scored once). NYA goes to Old Orchard Beach Saturday and visits York Monday.


Greely’s volleyball team is back to championship form, winning its first three matches. The Rangers opened with a 3-0 (25-12, 27-25, 25-11) win over visiting Yarmouth, then held off host Gorham, 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-9, 25-19), before blanking visiting Kennebunk, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19). Greely was at defending Class A champion Biddeford Tuesday, plays at

Scarborough Thursday and first-year program Lake Region Monday. Falmouth, a two-time state finalist, also began the week 3-0. The Yachtsmen opened with easy wins at Cape Elizabeth (3-0) and Lake Region (3-1), but had a stern test Friday when they hosted Biddeford in a state final rematch. This time, Falmouth got the last laugh, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-19). The Yachtsmen hosted Scarborough Tuesday, go to Kennebunk Thursday and play host to Yarmouth Tuesday of next week. In Class B, Yarmouth, which lost its opener at Biddeford, 3-0, fell at Greely, 3-0, last Tuesday despite six kills, seven blocks and four digs from Morgan Cahill, 11 digs and seven assists from Suzanne Driscoll, six digs from Gina Robertson and five digs and three assists from Sophia Siddall. The Clippers improved to 1-2 Thursday with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-20) home victory over Cape Elizabeth behind 10 kills, four aces and 15 service points from Cahill, 11 digs and four kills from Driscoll, three aces from Kate Myers and 17 assists and three aces from Grace Mallett. The Clippers were

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Cross country Falmouth’s cross-country teams defeated Merriconeag and host Gray-New Gloucester in a meet at Pineland Farms last weekend. The boys (ranked second behind Scarborough in the latest coaches’ poll) saw Tim Follo placed first with a time of 17 minutes, 8 seconds. Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce was runner-up (17:12). In the girls’ meet, Merriconeag’s Zoe Chase-Donahue was first in 22:17. Falmouth’s Molly Paris was runner-up (22:40). NYA hosted Greely and Poland and the Panthers boys (third in the latest coaches’ poll) placed first, edging the fourth-ranked Rangers. NYA senior Cam Regan was first individually (16:44) with Greely senior Stefan Sandreuter placing second (16:52). The Rangers won the girls’ meet behind firstplace individual finisher sophomore Kirstin Sandreuter (19:07). The Panthers were led by senior Hillary Detert (fifth, 21:46). Yarmouth joined Sacopee and York at Fryeburg. The girls were second to York and junior Sarah Becker was the second-

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fastest individual (21:48). The boys finished third behind York and Fryeburg, as junior Thomas Robichaud came in seventh (18:19). This weekend, Freeport hosts Falmouth and Fryeburg, Greely joins Sacopee and Waynflete at Lake Region, NYA and Yarmouth (along with Traip and Wells) go to Gray-New Gloucsester and Merriconeag (along with Cape Elizabeth and Poland) runs at York.


Last week’s golf schedule was compromised by rain, but a few matches were played. Defending Class B state champion Falmouth won 11-2 at Portland last Tuesday

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Football from page 15 won 14 straight games and 22 of their past 23, go to 1-1 Traip Saturday. Last year, Yarmouth handled the visiting Raiders, 46-7. “Traip is a huge game and Lisbon (Sept. 23) will be our next huge test,” Dorsett said. “Our coaches are really helpful in keeping our heads in check. I’m known to have a little bit of an ego. It’s nice to have my Dad (assistant coach Mark Dorsett) on the team and have coaches breathing down my neck, making sure I’m perfect on every single play.” Falmouth opened with a 65-0 home romp over Gray-New Gloucester and was expected to have its hands full in its first ever trip to first-year Spruce Mountain, which was coming off a close win at Greely. Sure enough, the Phoenix had an early 7-6 lead, but the Yachtsmen scored the game’s final 27 points and rolled, 33-7. Falmouth relied on a strong running game from junior Will Siperly (97 yards, one TD), but its passing attack was unstoppable. Senior quarterback Matt Kingry was 7-for-12 for 124 yards and three TDs in the first half. Senior Ryan MacDonald had two receiving TDs and also scored on the ground. Senior Jack Cooleen had a TD grab.

“I’m very proud,” said Yachtsmen coach John Fitzsimmons. “The boys really came to play and showed Falmouth’s a team to be reckoned with. The atmosphere was electric. It was the best of Friday night football. I was concerned how we’d stand up to a hostile crowd, but we came through in a big way. “We had a balanced offense, 200 yards rushing, 172 passing. The Campbell Conference was introduced to Will. Some of his runs were electrifying to watch. Ryan had a big night and led the defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery.” The Yachtsmen look to make it three straight when they host Marshwood for the first time (the Hawks moved down from Class A this season) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. “Our attention is now on Marshwood,” Fitzsimmons said. “They’re a very tough team. Their record doesn’t tell the story. We’ll have quite a battle coming. We’ll be tested in a big way.” Greely opened its 2011 campaign with a narrow 22-20 home loss to Spruce Mountain, but got in the win column in a big way Friday, romping at Lake Region, 58-28. The Rangers jumped out 23-6 after one period, 44-14 at the half and cruised from there behind huge games from senior Mike Leeman and junior Svenn Jacobson. Leecontinued page 20



Recap from page 18 and improved to 3-0 Monday with an impressive 9.5-3.5 victory at Deering. The Yachtsmen went to Scarborough Wednesday. Elsewhere in Class A, Greely beat Windham (13-0), as medalist Kyle Megathlin shot a 37. Thursday, the Rangers had no trouble with Westbrook in a 9.5-3.5 win, as led Megathlin led the way again with a 37. The Rangers hosted Thornton Academy Monday and won again, 7.5-5.5, to improve

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Falmouth senior Ryan MacDonald ran over the Spruce Mountain defense Friday night as the Yachtsmen improved to 2-0 with an impressive 33-7 road triumph.

when they host Westbrook Saturday night. Greely has never faced the Blue Blazes, who also moved from Class A to B this fall. “I’m sure (Westbrook is) hungry and excited to come to Greely after going against the top two teams in the league (defending Class B champion Mountain Valley and Wells),” said Higgins. “They’re a good team. We hope we can compete. That’s our motto this year. We just want to compete, even though we lost a lot of guys. We competed in the preseason and against Spruce Mountain and Lake Region. I’m excited to see how we stack up.” Sun Journal staff writer Bob McPhee contributed to this story Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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girls were hard on themselves. They knew they probably could have played better. We just weren’t connecting that well today. We had good chances. It’ll be a good learning experience.” Saturday, Freeport finally opened at home and downed Poland, 5-1, behind two goals each from Abigail Smith and Katie Turner and one from Kayla Thurlow. Smith and Abigail Mahoney had assists, while Meagan Peacock was cited by Dimick for her “relentlessness on the field and hard work.” The Falcons were home against Sacopee Valley Tuesday and host Gray-New Gloucester Thursday. “We’ve had some great wins and the girls have really improved significantly from preseason,” said Dimick. “We’re heading in the right direction.” Cross country hosted Cape Elizabeth, Lake Region, Traip and Wells Saturday. The boys came in first behind individual winner Taylor Saucier (17 minutes, 52 seconds). The girls were second to the Capers. Ciera Wentworth placed second individually (21:39). Freeport hosts another meet Friday versus Falmouth and Fryeburg. Golf did not play last weekend, but took to the links Monday. The Falcons lost to both Yarmouth (6.5-0.5) and Fryeburg (4-3) to drop to 2-3 on the season. After playing at Old Orchard Wednesday, the Falcons go to Fryeburg Monday. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Coffee By Design wins roasters award PORTLAND — A team led by Dylan Hardman, the head roaster at Portland’s Coffee By Design, recently won first place at the Roasters Guild Competition in Roanoke, W. Va. This is the second year in a row Hardman’s team took first place. The Tri-Style Roast Challenge, which placed nearly 100 roasters from across the country on teams, tested roasters on their coffee capabilities through tests for roasts for drip coffeemakers and French press pots. Hardman’s team included roasters from Seattle, Texas and Oregon and received the highest score for the pour-over filter preparation and the highest overall score. Alan Spear, owner and president of Coffee By Design, also entered the competition. His team received the highest score for the press-pot preparation and came in third in the overall score. “Specialty roasters are passionate about what we do and this retreat and competition gave us a wonderful way to connect with our peers and share our energy and enthusiasm for roasting coffee,� Spear said in a press release. The winner of the competition receives

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New Ventures Community Television Network, which covers the greater Portland area on channels 2 and 5, will soon launch “Spotlight,� a program designed to introduce new audiences to local arts. The program will be funded by a grant from the Quimby Family Foundation. In a press release, CTN said it hoped the show will help people and businesses inside Maine and ‘from away’ acquaint themselves with southern Maine’s creative economy. Norton Financial, a Cumberlandbased employee benefits agency, announced recently that the company has acquired C. Baker Associates of Yarmouth. Established in 2005, C. Baker Associates provides group benefit plans to Maine-based employers, including group health plans, defined contribution retirement plans, disability insurance and other voluntary employee benefit programs. With the acquisition by Norton Financial, C. Baker will consolidate its operations at Norton Insurance Financial’s headquarters in Cumberland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A new after-school program, Martha’s continued next page




Marine First Lt. Grace Thompson Raftery, center, a graduate of Yarmouth High School, just completed a sevenmonth deployment in Afghanistan as the Adjutant of Marine Corps Combat Logistics Battalion 8. She was welcomed back to her base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., by her mother, Susan R. Longley, left, and her sister, Paige Thompson, right. Her husband, Ryan, also a Marine Corps officer, is currently serving in Afghanistan.

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at PineLand FarMs! Learning events THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 10 – 11:30 am Felting for Kids. Buy tickets at The

Market and drive to The Smokehouse where we’ll learn about wool and how to make felt balls $5 PP. FMI, call the Education Department 688-4800.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10 – 11:30 am Apple Cider Making & Hayride. Join us for a hay ride down to the Valley Farm for an apple cider making demonstration and tasting. We’ll pick apples and learn how to turn them into delicious fresh apple cider. $5 PP. FMI, call the Education Department 688-4800.

recreation EVERY TUESDAY (STARTing SEPTEMBER 6), 10 - 11:30 am Trolley Tour

Tuesday. Climb aboard Trina the Trolley to tour the Creamery, Valley Farm, and the Equestrian Center, and learn about Pineland Farms’ rich history. $6 PP - Pre-registration required. Please register by email ( or call the Education Department 688-4800.

EVERY THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8 – OcTOBER 6), Registration at 5:30 pm; start at 6:00 pm, rain or shine. Citizen’s Race Series. Join us for friendly 5K running races on our maincured trail system. Prizes awarded to first-place male and female finishers. $10/race or $40 for the five-race series. FMI, call the Recreation Department 688-4800 Ext. 14. EVERY FRiDAY (STARTing SEPTEMBER 16), 10 - 11:30 am Friday on the

Farm. Explore our farm and meet all our animals. We’ll collect eggs, milk a cow, and help the farmer feed the animals. $5 PP. FMI, call the Education Department 688-4800.

EVERY SATURDAY, 10 am - 2 pm with lessons on the hour. Orienteering. Learn this

challenging map sport with the help of a guide. All ages welcome. $10 PP Saturdays or $5 PP any day for a self-guided outing, including map. Check in at The Market to get started.

FMI, call the Recreation Department 688-4800 Ext. 14.

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EVERY DAY, 8 am – 7 pm Biking & Hiking. Experience the natural beauty and breathtaking views of our 30 kilometers of trails. Whether you want a leisurely hike, a challenging trail run, or a fun bike ride, our trail system has it all. Walking & hiking FREE. Cyclists $5 PP/day or $40 for a season pass (kids 10 and under FREE). Buy passes at The Market & Welcome Center. FMI, call the Recreation Department 688-4800 Ext. 14. EVERY DAY Self-Guided Tours. Come explore our farm, creamery, equestrian center,

and gardens at your own pace. $5 PP (ages 2 and under FREE). Buy passes at The Market & Welcome Center. FMI, call the Market & Welcome Center at 688-4539.

Market and WeLcoMe center While you’re here, stop in for Soups, Sandwiches, Pineland Farms Cheese, Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Fresh Local Produce, Locally Crafted Beer and Wine, and Maine-Made Gifts!

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from previous page After School Book Club and Homework Help, has opened in Freeport. The program runs five days a week after school until 5:30 p.m. The owner and facilitator, Martha Carton, is a former teacher with 20 years of experience. Carton said the program has a relaxed but engaging atmosphere, where children ages 9-12 will join reading discussions and receive help with their schoolwork, as well as get ample time to play outside with their friends. For more information,

call Carton at 449-8490 or email The Freeport-based owner of the Yarmouth restaurant The Muddy Rudder has negotiated a transfer/ purchase agreement with Granite Hospitality LLC, an Arizona-based hotel management company. The deal was completed earlier this summer. The new owners, Jeff Miller and Matt Witham have been working together in the restaurant business since high school. Zaftig, a consignment shop aimed at plus-sized women, is teaming up with area nonprofits to provide clothing to needy women and youth. Proprietor Jeanne McGurn’s consignMcGurn

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HAZARD TREE DROPPING AND PROCESSING Invitation to Bid Proposals are requested for the dropping and processing of hazard trees at multiple locations within the Town of Chebeague Island, Maine. This is a large scale project involving clusters of damage over relatively wide areas. Chainsaw and chipping work will be required and heavy equipment will likely be necessary.


Falmouth Police Department Officer Kurt Fegan displays a Falmouth PD patch while on deployment in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps. Fegan was recently promoted to sergeant and commands up to nine soldiers in combat patrols. He is on leave from the Falmouth PD until July 2012. The department regularly puts together care packages to send Fegan and his troops, including movies, newspapers and other items, and welcomes contributions from the public.

Bid documents may be obtained by contacting: Town of Chebeague Island 192 North Rd. Chebeague Island, ME 04017 Attn: Eric Dyer, Town Administrator Phone: (207) 846-3148 Written, sealed bid proposals are due by 11:00am on Friday October 7th, 2011 in the Chebeague Island Town Office at the above address, envelope clearly marked “Hazard Tree Dropping and Processing” Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Chebeague Island Town Office at 11:30am on Friday October 7th, 2011. The contract will be awarded at a meeting of the Chebeague Island Board of Selectmen on October 12th, 2011. Pre-bid inspection is strongly encouraged. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portions thereof.

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Portland, an agency that provides social and mental health care services to youth, families and adults in Maine. Portland-based marketing firm Forge has relaunched and changed its name to Might & Main. As a result of its firstyear growth, including work with several nationally-recognized clients and a 2011 HOW Promotional Design Award from How Magazine, Forge principals Sean Wilkinson, Arielle Walrath and Kevin Brooks are shifting their focus to the national stage and to creative collaboration to provide clients the power of a full-service agency under a small roof. In a press release, the company said the new name provides a more unique identity that better demonstrates the agency’s collective creative force. The leadership, location, and all other aspects of the company remain the same.


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2011 Cash for a Cure Have some fun while helping Maine Cancer Foundation raise funds to support the Women’s Cancer Fund. Drawing will be at the October 5th Cure Breast Cancer for ME Luncheon. You do not need to be present to win.

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Fall Home Improvement PSO Designers’ Show House special events feature influential community members PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 13th Designers’ Show House opens to the public on September 10 and will remain open until October 2, with special events occurring at the House throughout its run. Guests can purchase tickets to tour the completely redecorated house, located at 149 Western Promenade, through PortTix. com. The day ticket also includes admission to special events at the Show House: lectures, tastings, meet-and-greets, book signings, demonstrations, workshops, an auction and appraisal and more. Admission to the Show House and these events is $25 per person or $20 if purchased by September 8. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. Show House Event Presenters include: Lynn Maxfield-Cole, one of the Show House Designers; floral design with James McBride and John McVeigh of Compositions; Maureen Heffernan, Director of the Maine Botanical Gardens; Mara Robinov-Moorhead of Flour Designs; Kaja Veilleux and John D. Bottero, owners of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries; David Richard of House of Lights, and Dorothea Johnson, founder of The

Protocol School of Washington. In addition to tours of the completed Show House and special events, separately-ticketed events include an Empty House Party & Lobster Bake on August 3 and a Great Gatsby-themed Gala Preview Party on September 9. Information about tickets, including the Patron ticket, which includes admission to the Preview Party and Empty House Party and all special events, is available from the PSO at 207773-6128, extension 311. The Show House will be open the following hours: Tuesday: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Wednesday: 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Sunday: 12 P.M. – 4 P.M. Monday: Closed. The Show House is the major fundraiser for the PSO and is orchestrated biennially at historically and architecturally significant properties in the greater Portland area. Premier Show House


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earned them the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide. Located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston, it is Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company and a leading source of fine art, antiques and stylish home furnishings. Mara Robinov-Moorhead: Cake Pops Cooking Demonstration Thursday, Sept. 22nd from 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. Mara Moorhead, owner of Flour Designs Baked Goods and frequent “207” guest will demonstrate how to make her award winning Cake Pops, the perfect combination of chocolate and cake! Flour Designs specializes in custom and

unique pastries, including gluten free baked goods. PORTopera performance Saturday, Sept. 24th at 1 P.M. PORTopera will present a program of popular arias. Whole Foods demonstration: Fancy Cake Decorating Sunday, Sept. 25th from 1 – 2 P.M. Pastry chefs from Whole Foods will demonstrate cake decorating techniques.

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1, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499,

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 Saturday 9/17 Mad Horse Theatre Company, call for crafters for Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, $25 participation fee, held at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, Christine Marshall, 415-3721,

Books, Authors Thursday 9/15 Writers Group at South Portland Public Library, “Maine Stories by Mainers,” with presentation by Melissa Coleman, author of “This life is in your hands: one dream, sixty acres, and a family undone,” 7 p.m., free, open to the public, South Portland Main Library, 482 Broadway, southportlandlibrary.

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Art opening and book reading at 3fish Gallery, 6 p.m. gallery opens, 6:30 p.m. readings, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

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Wendy Call, author of “No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy,” 7 p.m., Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Sq., Portland, Chris Bowe, 772-4045.

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”intimate abstraction,” artists reception with Judith Allen-Efstathiou, James Chute, Clink Fulkerson, Jessica Gandolf, Bridget Jones, Tanja Kunz, Bridget Spaeth, Ling-wen Tsai, and Henry Wolyniec, 5-7 p.m., Rose Contemporary Gallery, 492 Congress St., Portland, 780-0700.

Friday 9/16 Brown Bag Lectures, with Jerry Genesio, author of “Portland Neck: The Hanging of Thomas Bird,” 12 p.m., 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Tuesday 9/20 Doxita Season 4: Inside/outside, festival of short documentary films, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $7/$5 for SPACE Members, all ages, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 9/23

”Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond,” book signing party with the artist, 5-7 p.m., Portland Museum of Art’s Museum Store, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, 7 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m., $7, all ages, co-presented by Space Gallery and Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or

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Jane Honek and Amy Wood, authors of “The Problem with Money” and “Life Your Way,” book signing and talk, 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South Portland,

Thursday 9/15 ”seductive/CONCERT,” paintings by Ronnie Wilson and photographs by Ruth Sylmor, 6 p.m. artists’ presention, exhibit through Oct.

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Art opening and book reading at 3fish Gallery, 6 p.m. gallery opens, 6:30 p.m. readings, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773. “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” displaying the myriad ways in which artists and scientists work with insects, roundtable discussion, 4:15-5:45 p.m., opening reception 6-8 p.m., USM Art Gallery, 37 College Ave., Gorham, 780-5008.

Friday 9/23 Anne Ritchie Photographs, opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m., 317 Main St Community Music Center, 317 Main St, Yarmouth. 846-9559. Show continues 12-6 p.m. weekdays through November 11. “Engaging Insects: Artists and Scientists,” displaying the myriad ways in which artists and scientists work with insects, art talk with visiting artist Nina Katchadourian, 1 p.m., Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, USM Gorham Campus, Gorham, 780-5008.

Museums Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Taylor’s Grove, country and gospel, 7 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth,, 799-1720.


Hattie Simon, vocals & piano w/ bassist Nick Thompson-Brown, 8-10 p.m., Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, 210-6566.

Tuesday 9/20

Pree, 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 door, CD pre-release party for “Folly,” One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Friday 9/23

Thursday 9/15 JJ Grey and Mofro, Port City Music Hall, 8 p.m., $20 advance / $23 doors / $35 VIP, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990,

Friday 9/16 Christian Scott, jazz trumpeter, 7 p.m. opener, 8 p.m. show, $20-$25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 7744527, USM’s Fall 2011 Spotlight Concert Series, featuring Mark Jacoby, 8 p.m., Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center (Bedford Street), USM Portland, $15 adults, $10 seniors/USM employees, $5 students/children, 780-5555.

Saturday 9/17 Steve Grover’s “Lenny Breau Project,” presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 advance tickets at Starbird Music and Jet Video in Portland / $10 door, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 828-1310. Local Circus, bluegrass, folk, 7-9 p.m., by donation, The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Eliza-

Dirty White Hats, Port City Music Hall, 9 p.m., $5/door, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990,

Sunday 9/25

Community Hymn Festival , Kotzschmar Organ, 3 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, free, suggested donation $5, PortTix, 842-0800, porttix. com, FMI,, 553-4363.

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”Art,” presented by Freeport Factory Stage, 7:30 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Sept. 15-Oct.2, $15 adult/ $12 seniors and students, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport,, 865-5505.

”The Foreigner,” presented by Freeport Players, preview performance 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, $10 advance/ $15 door, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tix.htm, 865-2220.

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page ”Funny Girl,” presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337,

Thursday 9/15 Bernard: The Demise and Fall of Bernard Madoff, a modern tragedy in three acts, staged reading of an original new work by Cullen T.M. McGough, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother,” A One Woman Play by Elizabeth Peavey, 7 p.m., $12 students/seniors; $15 adult, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075,

Friday 9/16 Swing Dance, lesson 8 p.m.; dance 9 p.m., North Deering Grange Hall, no partner needed, beginners encouraged, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, $8, FMI, 653-5012.

Saturday 9/17 “Lucid Stage First Anniversary Bash!” free evening of performances, backstage tours, refreshments, 6-9 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, Mirage: An Evening of Belly Dance with Naya’s Trance, special 10th anniversary performance, 7:30 p.m., $18 advance/ $25 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland,

Friday 9/23 “Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24, 6 p.m., tickets $8-$9, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 x231, Pumpkinhead & Primas, beer and ballet, Preview The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 21+, 6-8 p.m., suggested donation $10, Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, FMI 772-9671. ”Jill and Jack,” what really happened on top of that hill? Sept 23, 24, 30 & Oct 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept

25 & Oct 2 at 2:00 p.m., tickets $5 for OLLI members and $10 general public, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., USM Portland campus, FMI Marie Pike, 608-5550.


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Music Saturday 9/17

ecstatic dance, 8-10 p.m., $1020 or class cards, The Awake Collecitve, 509 Forest Ave., Portland,

John Weaver, organist to perform works including the Final from Vierne’s Symphonie No. 1, 3 p.m., free, Bowdoin Chapel, Bowdoin College, FMI, 798-4141 or lrussell@

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., $21.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-6509,

Thursday 9/22

Angelique Kidjo, Grammy Awardwinning singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, $15, tickets at the David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Saturday 9/24 15th Annual Harvest Dance with Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, 5-11 p.m., Mallett Barn, Freeport, $40 w/dinner or $15/dancing after 8 p.m., harvest-dance, 865-4469 x 101.

Friday 9/23

TRIUMVIR: ”The Harpsichord with the Dragon Tattoo,” trio to perform works by Scandinavian composers, free, 7:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-4141 or

“Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24, 6 p.m., tickets $8-$9, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 x231,

Sunday 9/25 ecstatic dance, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $10-$20 or class cards, The Awake Collecitve, 509 Forest Ave., Portland,

Mid Coast Books, Authors Sunday 9/18 “A Cat on the Bay: evolution of a children’s book,” slide-show narrated by Jane Page-Conway, 2-4 p.m., Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 710-0349.

Tuesday 9/20 Mystery Author Series, guest author Susan Fleet, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick,725-5242,

Galleries Friday 9/16 Third Friday Art Walk, Freeport, participating galleries include Edgecomb Potters, R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers, Earrings and company etc., visit freeportusa. com/artwalk2011.html Denise Rankin and Léa Peterson, paintings, artist re-



Saturday 9/17

The Portland Players present this semi-biographical musical, based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice. This rollicking production chronicles her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. The original production was nominated for 8 Tony awards. Performances September 16 through October 2, 2011. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Call 799-7337 for tickets and info or visit ception 5-7 p.m., Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath, Léa Peterson, 371-2015 or 271-1710, ”Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies,” bowls from different cultures, artist meet and greet, 5-8 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, Markingsgallery.

Saturday 9/17 Don Voisine, exhibit opening 4-6 p.m., ICON Contemporary, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Thursday 9/22 “Along the Yangzi River:” Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan, by Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 4:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, free, 725-3275. Museum open house, celebrating


the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s fall exhibitions including “Edward Hopper’s Maine” and “Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age in Hunan,” 5:30 p.m., Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, free, 725-3275.

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Bowdoinham Contradance Series, 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop; 8-11 p.m. dance, $9, all dances taught, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 3 School St., Bowdoinham, 666-3090 or 666-3709.

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Greater Portland Benefits Thursday 9/15 Celebrate YES! Festival of the Arts, fundraiser for Creative Work Systems, with live performances, music, skits, silent auction, 5:30-8 p.m., advance tickets, $15 person/ $25 couple/ $20 person at door, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, tickets at Creative Work Systems, 619 Brighton Ave., Portland, call 879-1140 or mlavway@creativeworksystems. com, FMI, creativeworksystems. com.

Friday 9/16


”Comics for Mike” Superman Donation Drive, benefit for specialneeds man who was robbed of his comic book collection. Donate old Superman comics and toys to Coast City Comics, 634 Congress St., Portland until Sept. 16. Contact Tristan Gallagher, 899-1505 or

”mod n modern:” The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Auction, 5-10 p.m., silent auction and cocktail party, $75; silent, live auction, cocktail party and dinner, $125, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, tickets, Julie Davidson, 775-6148, ext. 3244.

Saturday 9/17 Touch-A-Truck, March of Dimes annual fundraiser, with dump truck, helicopter, farm, fire equipment, police cars, more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 person / $20 family of 5 / free for children under 2, Cabela’s at Gateway Shoppes, Scarborough,

Scarborough Fine Crafts Show, to benefit Camp Ketcha and the Maine Crafts Guild, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $5 admission, children free, Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, FMI, Jennifer Nielsen, 799-3460, Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk, 25th annual, registration 8

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a.m., walk begins 9 a.m., Payson Park, Portland, FMI and to register, 662-6274 or Yarmouth Historic House Tour, meet at 9:45 a.m., Yarmouth Town Hall, tour includes Lafayette St., Gilman Road, Princes Point, tickets $20 advance, $25 day-of, available at Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth Community Services and the Yarmouth branch of Bath Savings Institute, to benefit Yarmouth Historical Society, FMI, 8466259, Playing For Maine concert fundraiser, 9 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $10 adult, $8 students; Toussaint Liberator, Protector of Soul, The Beat Horizon, The OxyMorons and Chas Lester, to benefit Maine Academy of Modern Music and the Playing for Change Foundation. Bake/craft sale, to benefit Homeless Animal Rescue Team’s no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland, 10 a.m.-

3:30 p.m., Falmouth Walmart, donations accepted, 829-4116.

Tuesday 9/20 Portland Ovations Epicurean Auction Benefit, 5:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, tickets $60 or $40 each for groups of six or more to benefit Ovations Offstate community arts programs, enjoy wine and savory samples from Maine restaurants, items for bid include a Montreal vacation for two, tickets to the Boston Red Sox, more, 7733150 for tickets.

Thursday 9/22 “Martinis and Art,” raffle to benefit Maine Cancer Patients, 5:30-8 p.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Commercial St., Portland, tickets $85, include one art raffle ticket; dine, drink and listen to live jazz music, FMI, 373-3700.

Friday, 9/23 Tribute to Sen. George J. Mitchell, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, Mariner’s Church, 386 Fore St., Portland, featuring guests Sen. Mitchel and U.S. Reps. Michael Michaud and Chellie Pingree, RSVP/tickets, Rick Redmond, rredmond@mainedems. org or 622-6233 ext. 114. Time Pilots concert, benefits Portland Police Department’s Rape Aggression Defense training class, 7 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., $25 at the door.

Saturday 9/24

Juggling Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy, 7 p.m., Osha Hall, Maine College of Art, suggested donation $5-$15, benefits Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 54 York St., Portland, FMI, Dharmasuri, 3298041 or

E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Scarborough Public Works, Washington Ave., Scarborough, $2 per item donation for all e-waste, no large kitchen appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, fluorescent bulbs or mercury-bearing items accepted, benefits Scarborough Rotary Club scholarships, FMI, John Murphy, 883-4327.

South Freeport Church Fall Festival, flea market 8 a.m.-3 p.m., BBQ dinner 5-7:30 p.m., 98 South Freeport Road, $15 advance, $18 door, table rental $25, Wendy Whitacre, 807-2120.

Sunday 9/25

Walk to benefit Arthritis Foundation, registration 9 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m., Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, dogs welcome, FMI, 603-224-9322.

Bulletin Board Thursday, 9/15

Gen44 KickOff, 7-10 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Gen44 is a political group

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working toward the re-election of Barack Obama, $10 tickets, or $44 for chance to see first lady Michelle Obama’s Portland visit Sept. 30.

Passport Day in the USA, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, FMI,, 1-877-4872778.

Ice Cream Social with the Cumberland Historical Society, 7 p.m., Red Schoolhouse, 4A Blanchard Road, free, open to all, donations accepted, FMI, Carolyn Small, 415-4589. ReVision Energy Home Tour, 6 p.m., residence of Elizabeth Ehrenfeld, 6 Shoreline Dr., Falmouth. This is a chance to see two solar energy technologies at work and to have an expert from ReVision Energy answer any questions about renewable energy. Free and open to all.

Saturday 9/17 Meet the Breeds Showcase, hosted by Vacationland Dog Club and York County Kennel Club of Maine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Tractor Supply Co., US Route 1, Scarborough, FMI, Pauline Goodwin, 324-5400, events/cgc/index.cfm. Annual Moon Festival, hosted by Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine, 5-7:30 p.m., potluck meal, Chinese moon cakes, live performances, Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, cafam-

Sunday 9/18 Apple Festival, 1-4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth, FMI, 829-3644.

Tuesday 9/20 Civic Center Finance Committee Meeting, 12 p.m., Civic Center, FMI, Roberta Wright, 775-3481 ext. 308.

Wednesday 9/21 Cumberland County Extension Association, annual meeting, 6 p.m., UMaine Relgional Learning Center, Falmouth, Pie Bake-Off open to all, FMI, 781-6099 or

Thursday 9/22 157th Annual Dinner and Community Leadership Awards, The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5-9 p.m., Holiday in by the Bay, Portland, speaker Harold Pacios of Prety Flaherty, FMI or to register,

Friday 9/23 Natural Resources Council of Maine, annual meeting, 12:302:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM,

Sen. George J. Mitchell to deliver keynote address on “Finding Common Ground to Protect our Planet,” free, open to all, FMI visit

Main St., South Portland, must preregister, Jani Darak-Druck, 774-2200 or

Call for Volunteers

Common Good Day, Bowdoin College, opportunities to volunteer for students and members of the public include train maintenance, coastline cleanup, more, FMI, Aileen Tschiderer, 798-4191,

Meals on Wheels, Portland/ Westbrook, needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound elderly, once a week, once a month or more on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., mileage reimbursement offered, call Alice or Laurie at 878-3285.

Saturday 9/17 Blanket Making Day for Project Linus, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., blanket materials provided, bring sewing machine, pins, scissors, white thread, replacement needles, extension cord; knitters and crocheters welcome, yarn provided, Williston-Immanual United Church, 156 High St., Portland, Linda Riddell,, Nancy Matthews “Maine Buddy Program Training,” hosted by Cancer Community Center, seeking cancer survivors and co-survivors for volunteer program supporting individuals with cancer, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. training, free, Cancer Community Center, 778

Volunteer training and train ride, 9-11 a.m., Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, FMI, Christina Aliquo, 828-0814,

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Falmouth Tue. 9/20 Wed. 9/21

7 p.m. School Board TH 4 p.m. Falmouth Economic Improvement CommitteeTH

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Tue. 9/20 7:30 a.m. Traffic and Parking Tue. 9/20 7 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 9/20 6:30 p.m. Town Council Wed. 9/21 6:30 p.m. Recycling/Solid Waste


Thu. 9/15 7 p.m. Town Council Tue. 9/20 7 p.m. Shellfish Committee Wed. 9/21 6:30 p.m. Bicycle and Pedestrian Sub Committee

Open House, for potential Trauma Intervention Program volunteers, 6:30-9 p.m., Community Counseling Center, 165 Lancaster St., Portland, FMI, Leslie Skillin-Calder, 553-9311,

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Blood drive, 10 a.m-3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, Portland.

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p.m., $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under, Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 781-3413,

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United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, $7 or $16 for the whole family.

Friday 9/23

Saturday 9/24

Roast Beef Dinner, hosted by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, noon, Cummings Center, 134 Congress St., Suite 2, make reservations before Sept. 20, 878-3285, $5/

”Bean Hole” Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. $7 adults, $3 children 12 and younger, FMI, 883-6540.

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, U.S. Route 1, $7

Gardens & Outdoors Sunday 9/18 Portland Walks for Peace, 2 p.m., Back Cove, begins at Preble Street parking lot across from Hannaford, free, donations welcome, FMI, Friends School of Portland, 781-6321.

Monday 9/19 Scarborough Garden Club meeting, 12 p.m., St. Nicholas Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, FMI, 510-1514.

Tuesday 9/20 Foreside Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Falmouth Library, master mason Matthew Carter, guest speaker, free, open to all.

Getting Smarter Thursday 9/15 “The Greek Economic Crisis,” talk by Professor Irwin Novak, 4 p.m., free, open to public, Room 133, Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, pre-

sented by the Hellenic Society of Maine, 892-9831. Green Tea Breakfast: Portland Business Challenge & Green Commuting, 7:45-9 a.m., Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, $8/members, $15/public.

Friday 9/16

nar, hosted by Jim O’Clair, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, 5:30 p.m., free, Edward Jones, 94 Auburn St., Suite 209, Portland, seating limited, call Chris 797-4104 by Sept. 19.

Wednesday 9/21

Lecture on positivity, with Lisa Clement, 7-8 p.m., Meadow Wind, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, register by email, lisa@fiddleheadinteriors. com.

Constitution Day Lecture, by Professor Margaret Burnham, “Public Memory and the Civil Rights Era: Cold Cases, Truth Projects, Apologies and Monuments,” hosted by University of Maine School of Law, 12:10-1:10 p.m., free, open to the public, Moot Court Room, School of Law, Deering Ave., Portland, 780-4344.

Single-Sort Recycling Festival, 8:30-11:30 a.m., recycling plant, 64 Blueberry Drive, Portland, free and open to all, FMI visit or

Monday 9/19

Sunday 9/25

Civil War Photographs, An Illustrated Discussion of Maine’s Soldiers and Veterans, 7:30 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, part of Yarmouth Historical Society’s lecture series, $3 members, $5 general public, FMI, 846-6259 or

Tuesday 9/20 Investment Perspective Semi-

Saturday 9/24

College Fair, 1-3 p.m., Costello Sports Complex, USM’s Gorham Campus, free, open to all prospective students, FMI, 780-5670.

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Thursday 9/15 Labyrinth Walk, 4-7:30 p.m., free/by donation, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-7421.

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School bus drivers at a glance A summary of moving violations and accidents found on the personal driving records of school bus drivers employed by the 11 public school districts covered by The Forecaster, broken down by 10-year histories and three-year histories: • Brunswick: 18 drivers (July 2011). Ten-year report: 67 percent accidentand violation-free, four accidents, one speeding conviction. Three-year report: 72 percent accident- and violation-free, four accidents. • Cape Elizabeth: 12 drivers (August 2011). No reports provided. • Falmouth: 21 drivers (September 2011). Ten-year report: 33 percent accidentand violation-free, 25 accidents, 16 convictions. Three-year report: 62 percent accident- and violation-free, 11 accidents, three convictions. • Portland: 26 drivers (August 2011). 10-year report: 38 percent accidentand violation free, 13 accidents, 23 violations. Three-year report: 50 percent accident- and violation-free, 12 accidents, two convictions. • Scarborough: 30 drivers (July 2011). Three-year report: 73 percent accident- and violation-free, five accidents, four convictions. • South Portland: 26 drivers (May 2011). 10-year report: 62 accident- and

conviction-free, six accidents, 13 convictions. Three-year report: 78 percent accident- and violation-free, six accidents, three convictions. • Yarmouth: 12 drivers (March 2011). Three-year report: 67 percent accident- and violation-free, four accidents, two convictions. • RSU 1 (Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Woolwich and Arrowsic): 22 drivers (Bath Bus Service, August 2011). Three-year report: 95 percent accident- and violation-free, one speeding conviction. • RSU 5 (Freeport, Pownal, Durham): 10 drivers (August 2011). Three-year report: 40 percent accident- and violation-free, six accidents. • SAD 51 (Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague): 30 drivers (February/March 2011). 10-year report: 53 percent accidentand violation-free, 11 accidents, seven convictions. Three-year report: 77 percent accident- and violation-free, seven accidents, one conviction. • SAD 75 (Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham) 45 drivers (September 2011). 10-year report: 67 percent accidentand violation-free, seven accidents, 22 violations. Three-year report: 80 percent accident- and violation-free, four accidents, five violations.

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ever, that percentage drops to 53 percent; eight drivers have multiple accidents and/ or convictions. Sixty-two percent of Falmouth bus drivers have no accidents or convictions in the last three years, but six drivers have multiple incidents, mostly for two or more accidents. A 10-year review shows only 33 percent without an accident or conviction and seven with multiple incidents, including one driver with a speeding conviction and four accidents. Only one of 18 bus drivers in Brunswick has a conviction in the last 10 years. Four have accidents, and one has two accidents.

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Districts that provided only three-year records may appear to have safer drivers, although they aren’t spotless. Regional School Unit 1 (Bath, West cident. But according to the 10-year reports, the Bath, Phippsburg, Woolwich and Arrowsic) district employs a driver with convictions hires the Bath Bus Service to transport its from page 1 for OUI, operating after suspension and students. Only one driver has an accident in Wednesday, The 10-year report also indicates the driving 82 mph in a 65-mph zone. Eight the last three years, and 95 percent of the th 5-7pm South Portland School29 Department employs drivers have multiple offenses, including drivers have accident- and conviction-free October two people with prior convictions for oper- a driver with two speeding violations, two personal records. Scarborough drivers also have relatively ating under the influence, and one of them failures to obey traffic signals and an imgood three-year records, although one appears to ouldn't have twoit OUIs. be amazing to feel moreproper turn. Although 80 percent drivers in SAD Administrative 51 driver was convicted of driving 45 mph in Here's what our patients areDistrict saying about like your old selfof with a more youthful In School a 25-mph zone. Only one of the 30 drivers 75 (Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoinham (Cumberland, North Yarmouth and Checosmetic treatment at A Perfect Smile: grin? Would you like to have a and Bowdoin) have neither an accident or beague Island), 77 percent of the district’s has multiple incidents, and 73 percent have healthier, the 30 drivers have no accidents or convictions no accidents or convictions. conviction in the brighter last threesmile? years, Even four have feel like a new woman! For several Although six of the 10 drivers employed multiple incidents, including one smile drivercan in the "I last three years. most subtle change in your years I postponed major work on my teeth by RSU 5 (Freeport, Pownal, Durham) with two speeding violations and in anthe ac-way According to the 10-year reports, howmake a dramatic difference because I feared the process and was have accidents on their records, none have you look and feel. On October 29th, unsure if the results would be worth the convictions for driving violations. join Dr. Nelson for an intimate discusTwo of Yarmouth’s 12 drivers report acpain. However, there was NO pain! Friends and family compliment my new cidents and two others have multiple incision to discover the most overlooked dents: one with two accidents, and one with look and I am no longer self conscious secrets to a beautiful healthy smile, an accident and two convictions. my smile!" Mary Beyond straight, teeth,about there is –something and latest white in cosmetic The Cape Elizabeth School Departdentistry ment, which had a month to comply with else that can brighten your smile. Studies "The work that Dr Nelson show performed on the FOAA request, provided only drivers’ techniques. my front chipped toothto was your outstanding. names and did not provide their driving that your oral health may be connected Seating is I was in and out "in a flash" and I records. overall health andlimited that- is why keeping your absolutely ecstatic with the results. I Who’s driving couldn't be happier." – James please Portland Public Schools Transportation regular dental visits isRSVP. so important. Director Kevin Mallory said the city’s 26 school bus drivers drove nearly 413,000 Call today and let’s get started Call Now!on a healthier smile. miles last year. Over the last 10 years, there have been 95 Restorative incidents involving the city’s school buses, & Cosmetic but Mallory said only one of those incidents was a moving violation – a driver who ran Dentistry a stop sign. Mallory, who said drivers must file 168 U.S. Route 1 Falmouth reports even if they only nudge a snow bank, also said one student was hurt in an accident several years ago when a bus rear207-781-2448 ended another vehicle. That bus driver was



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removed from the staff, he said. But of all of the school districts, Portland had one of the highest percentages of school bus drivers with recorded accidents or convictions: 62 percent over the last 10 years. One driver had nine convictions from 2002-2009: driving 53 mph in a 35-mph zone, improper passing, operating with a suspended registration, operating with a license expired for more than 90 days, failure to stop for a red light, failure to produce evidence of insurance, driving 83 mph in a 65-mph zone, driving 38 mph in a 25-mph zone, a suspension for failure to file insurance, and violation of the seat belt law. “I didn’t see anything in that record that was so ridiculous I wouldn’t give the guy a chance,” Mallory said. Another driver has seven convictions, mostly between 1988 and 1999: three speeding violations (no details provided), failure to keep in the proper lane, failure to stop at a stop sign, and operating without proper equipment. Another had two speeding convictions in 2002: driving 51 mph and 60 mph in 35-mph zones. And another had three accidents since 2010, although the report does not indicate who was at fault. Drivers are required to report new violations and accidents to the district, and Mallory said he pulls their records annually to double check. “We keep tabs on them,” he said. In South Portland, which provided reports pulled in 2010, two drivers have OUI convictions. One driver appears to have two OUI convictions in the state of Arizona, one for alcohol in 1991 and another suspension for alcohol or drugs in 2000. But that driver does not have any accidents or convictions between Dec. 31, 2006, and May 19, 2010. Another South Portland driver was convicted of OUI in 1998 and had his license suspended. In 2000 and 2008, he was convicted of failure to display a valid inspection sticker, and in 2005 he was convicted of improper display of registration plates. Another driver was convicted of failing to obey a traffic control device in 2001, and another, who had accidents in 2009 and 2010, was convicted of driving 15-29 mph over the speed limit. SAD 75 also employs a driver with a

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Chairwoman Teresa Pierce and Councilors Bonny Rodden and Chris Orestis agreed. Councilor Faith Varney suggested that the town allow fireworks only over water. But Town Manager Nathan Poore pointed out that rocket-propelled fireworks are not allowed under state law, making an “over-water” rule difficult to enforce. Councilor Will Armitage rejected the suggestion of a fireworks ban. “It’s not goverment’s role to tell people what they can and can’t do,” Armitage said. But he also said he would prefer a permit process that would allow people to use fireworks if they obtained prior approval from the Fire Department. Poore said the goal would be to have the proposed ban in place by Jan 1. Portland has moved to ban both the sale and use of fireworks in the city. Other area communities, including Yarmouth, South Portland and Scarborough, have reviewed possible bans or restrictions, but have not made anything official. Freeport had an ordinance banning the sale and use of fireworks, except on July 3, 4 and 5, on the books before the state law was passed. The Town Council is currently reviewing possible changes and updates to that ordinance to better reflect

The council also held a public hearing on changes to the Parks and Public Lands ordinance that would change where people can hunt and where dogs are allowed off leash on town-owned property. Four people spoke at the hearing, three against a seasonal leash law aimed at protecting breeding wildlife. One speaker requested a leash law for Town Landing, which is not included in the proposed ordinance changes. “My experience swimming at Town Landing has been marred by dogs,” said Woodville Road resident Laura Williams. “They run all over the place, and defecate everywhere so the beach is full of landmines of poop. I would like to see


an enforceable leash law.” Other residents disagreed. “I walk my dog on Town Landing beach every day. I hardly ever see dog poop there,” Carol Ward said. She said she frequently walks her dog on public lands and sees other dog walkers whose animals are under control. She added that encouraging wildlife on some public land is a bad idea. “Do we really want deer on Route 88? Do we really want deer on the Foreside?” she asked. “They’re really just rodents with antlers.” Poore said he and town staff are interested in exploring complete bans on dogs for some town property, while allowing them off leash on others, depending on the property. He proposed that the council vote on the hunting and ATV changes

without the leash laws. The council unanimously agreed and will vote on the changes without the dog leash rules at a future meeting. Hunting will be banned at Community, Pine Grove, Walton and Presumpscot Falls parks, and Pleasant Hill Preserve. Only bow hunting will be allowed in Town Forest. Permanent deer stands will no longer be allowed on any town property, although temporary structures are still OK. The language also clarifies previous rules that only implied ATVs are not allowed on town property. If the ordinance is approved, ATVs will be banned. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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from page 34 previous OUI conviction, from 1996. That driver was later convicted of operating after suspension in 2002 and for driving 82 mph in a 65-mph zone.

Who decides? Caitlin Chamberlain, spokeswoman for the Maine secretary of state’s office, said her agency is in charge of endorsing school bus drivers and will not certify anyone with an OUI within the last 10 years or three minor traffic violations within a five-year period. David Connerty-Marin, spokesman for the Maine Department of Education, said the DOE fingerprints bus drivers and conducts criminal background checks every five years. After drivers have those endorsements, it is up to local school districts to decide what they’re willing to accept on a driving report, except in cases where a license is suspended. The school districts vary in how vigilantly they conduct history checks and how tolerant they are of what is found. SAD 75 hadn’t checked most driving records since 2004, according to Bradley Smith, the district’s new superintendent of schools. On the other hand, SAD 51, which provided three- and 10-year reports, checks driving records twice a year, according to Scott Poulin, the district’s director of finance, human resources and operations. He said SAD 51 runs nearly 250,500



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South Portland School Business Manager Rafe Forland said the driver who has two prior OUI convictions in Arizona is a long-time employee who only drives a bus when necessary. “She’s rarely getting into a bus anymore,” Forland said. “When she does drive, (the transportation director) has full confidence in her.” Forland said the district would not disqualify an applicant from driving a school bus simply because of a prior OUI conviction. The driver in question was convicted once in 1991 and had her license suspended again for OUI in 2000. Another South Portland driver’s report indicates his license was suspended in 1998 as an administrative action for operating with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent (the legal limit) or more. “I can’t say we’d be blind there was a continued page 42

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LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1 on 1 interaction.


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MOVING SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : VISA/MasterCard accepted! A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.

MUSIC PIANO STUDIO INTOWN FALMOUTH offering private lessons to youths and adults. Professional and fun studio run by an enthusiastic, educated, dedicated and inspiring teacher. Early morning through evening lesson times offered. Convenient to I295, I-95, Route 1, and Route 9. Within a 5-10 minute drive of surrounding towns. Numerous references provided. Now scheduling interviews to join this wonderful group of families for the fall semester. Call MUSIC PARTNERS, 831-5531.

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REAL ESTATE SUGARLOAF-SUMMER IS A great time to look for your ski get-away! We have a large variety of Sugarloaf properties in all prices, sizes and styles. Call Janet Peruufo at CSM REAL ESTATE 207-265-4000 or ________________________ ____________________

2 hours North of Portland, an amazing 4 season gigantic home! Rangeley Retreat. Ideal for 2-3 families to buy together for incredible entertaining, rental property, B&B or other commercial use. 3 separate floors of living space including, 7 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Lofts, Fireplace, Living Room, Great Room w/ Bar, den, office, patio, deck and enormous garage big enough to hold 3 cars and a workshop plus all your toys (ATV’s, boats, snowmobiles, skis and more). Located in the quaint town of Rangeley only 9 miles from Saddleback Mt. w/ direct access to snowmobile & ATV trails. Only $599,000 and OFFERS WANTED. Check it out at Call Margie at

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YA R M O U T H - P R I N C E S POINT RD. Delightfully remodeled 4 large bed/2 bath home. Granite counters, new stainless st. app. hardwood floors, fireplace, sunny open lot with .96 acres. 10 x 10 laundry room. Smell the salt air all year from this beautiful and open expanded ranch. Full basement/ 2 c. garage and deck. Great one level living close to town. Best deal in the area at $323,000. Call J at 207-415-4022 for more detail. SITUATED ON CLEAR Embden Pond this inviting 4 bedroom year-round getaway is only steps from the water with hardwood, fireplace, screened porch. $192,000. Call Tom Cole, Direct: (207) 721-1000 Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine. Office (207) 689-9800.

1987 BURLINGTON MOBILE HOME 12x18, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, New Roof, 18x18 Shed, Roof over porch Set up in local park Great shape, Many updates $21,000 207-837-7380

RENTALS OFF SEASON- WOOLRICH Fully Furnished 2 bedroom in quiet residential area. $750/month. N/S. Internet/ cable. Eat in kitchen, Full bath, LR/with sliding doors to deck. Separate utilities. Beautiful view of Montsweag Bay. Please call 201-666-6641. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 6574844.

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1 bedroom, 1st Floor Studio Unfurnished, Clean, Well Kept Off street parking • Own Deck Prefer mature woman • N/P- N/S $550 plus heat • 883-6864 HOUSE ON 2 acres in Wales. 2 bedrooms, full basement with laundry, front porch, back deck, quiet location. Snow removal,lawn maintenance, trash removal included. $1000/mo plus utilities. Call 375-7193 FALMOUTH- 3+ BEDROOMS, 2 bath. Executive Ranch, 5 acres. 2 Living Rooms. Off Ledgewood Drive. Private setting. N/S. Pets considered. $1400/month plus. Call 207899-7641. LEWISTON- GREENE ST., first floor, 2 bedroom, heat, hot water, washer dryer hook up, storage area, parking, $850 month plus security, owner occupied. Call 7545445. SOUTH FREEPORT RD. Furnished, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment.$800/month, includes utilities and garage space. Available Oct.-April. NS/NP. Call 865-1954. CHARMING, PRIVATE rental. Very much like a single unit home. Completely furnished. Two bedrooms (third negotiable). 1 1/4 baths located in Topsham, Maine. Available September 15th to mid/end of May 2012. Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, large yard and lots more. For additional information, contact: $1400.00 monthly, includes all utilities. 207-725-5193. SUGARLOAF TRUE TRAILside seasonal rental in Birchwood I. Three bedroom, post and beam Condo. Walk everywhere. Ski to Sawduster Chair. Well appointed. $14,900 for the season or $7,800 halftime. Also one bedroom “breakaway” ski to your door! $7,000 season ‘11-12 or $4,000 half-time. Call 207-899-7641. $750/MONTH 2 bedroom, Owner occupied duplex, heat/water included, hookups. ready Oct 1, no pets/smoking, 26 Bardwell St, Lewiston, first/ last required. 576-7514 OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376. Yarmouth House for rent West Elm Street. 2 bedroom, no smoking, no pets. $1200 per month plus heat and utilities, one year lease. 781-4282. ALL UTILITIES included, 1 bedroom apartment, $700. 2 bedroom apartment, $800. No Pets. 207-712-1813

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Buses from page 37 past history there,” Forland said. “But we’d want to make sure we’re not punishing someone for something that happened a long time ago.” SAD 75 Transportation Director Bill Donovan said he relies on the state standard regarding OUIs and revoked licenses: The state will not certify a driver with an OUI within the last 10 years or a revoked license with the last six years. Donovan said he hired a driver with a 15-year-old OUI conviction because the driver didn’t try to hide the violation in her job interview and fared well as a monthlong temporary driver and during six months as a probationary driver. “She has had a regular school bus route since her hire, and her driving has been unquestionable,” he said. In keeping track of drivers, Donovan said multiple recent incidents, such as criminal speeding or traffic accidents, would prompt him to speak with the driver and document the session. “More serious violations would be handled on a case-by-case basis,” he said. “What would concern me is any pattern or trend.” Falmouth School Department Transpor-

tation Director Topper West also said he wouldn’t disqualify a driver with a prior OUI, as long as the driver has a valid endorsement from the state. West said many years ago a driver was convicted of OUI while driving a personal vehicle and was removed from the staff. Falmouth police check school bus drivers’ personal records annually, West said. “I just feel we need to keep track of everything we need to keep track of for reasons like this,” he said, “and to make sure that nothing is going on that we should be aware.”

‘I’m proud of my drivers’ Regardless of the way their recordkeeping and enforcement policies vary from community to community, school officials unanimously maintain that their bus operations are safe and parents shouldn’t be worried. Mallory said bus safety has improved throughout Maine. He said 15 years ago “anyone that had any license at all was being dragged off the street and put in a bus because the economy was good.” Mallory said that was never the case in Portland, which he says has a track record of safety. “Four hundred twelve thousand miles with a handful of fender-benders is a pretty damn good record,” he said. “I’m proud of

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my drivers.” Forland said he believes students are safe on South Portland’s buses, too. “We’d never cut corners in terms of who we put behind the wheel,” he said, noting the district checks driving records annually. “We feel like we vet our drivers and we monitor our drivers.”

nual, but informal, check-ins to make sure drivers are being honest. “We have a fairly one-town concept in this district,” she said. “The police certainly know the employees who are out on the roads, and they see what happens in other districts ... so if something happens we usually hear about it within a day.”

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Policy change ahead

Cape Elizabeth Transportation Director Janet Hoskin said her district’s buses, which travel 470 miles a day, are also in good hands. But parents have to take her word for it. The School Department does not keep copies of school bus drivers’ records and, unlike the 10 other school districts surveyed, would not compile them in response to an FOAA request. Despite that, personal driving reports are considered public records and can be found online – if you have a driver’s name and date of birth. But Bruce Smith, an attorney who represents all the school districts except SAD 75 and RSU 1, would not authorize the release of birth dates. That left it up to the districts to decide whether to supply the documents. Hoskin said Cape Elizabeth confirms its school bus drivers’ histories by calling the town police, who provide the information over the phone. She said she uses those an-

Smith, the new SAD 75 school chief, said the FOAA request exposed a flaw in his district’s system for hiring school bus drivers. In attempting to comply with the request, Smith said he discovered some of the district’s records were only as recent as 2004. Smith initially refused to turn over the records because they contained personal information, such as birth dates, license numbers and home addresses. But after consulting with the district’s attorney, he agreed to provide redacted copies. Smith said the district will now be checking its drivers’ records annually. “Part of what’s come out of this, in conversations in our district, is we need to be doing that,” he said. “Even though there may not be a legal requirement to pull drivers’ records annually, we’re going to start doing that.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings

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