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Falmouth may restrict where sex offenders live By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — A proposed town ordinance would prohibit people convicted of sex crimes against children under 14 from living near a school, park or athletic field.

Police Chief Edward Tolan proposed the ordinance to the Town Council. It would prevent sex offenders convicted of a Class A, B, or C crimes from establishing a residence within 750 feet of a public or private

school or any town-owned property frequented by children, including sports fields and public parks. “We don’t have anyone living within those restrictions now,” Tolan said. “But if someone

North Yarmouth 10-year-old to dance at world competition

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Police Department to be able to enforce a residency restriction if it becomes necessary. “It’s a good restriction, but years ago, towns were going See page 27

Most area schools likely to see more state funding

‘Emma’s Olympics’ By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — Emma Fitzpatrick has dedicated seven of her 10 years to Irish dancing, and her diligence has earned her a place at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships. Her trip next April to Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be her first outside the U.S. “I’ve been working towards this goal for a while, and it feels great to reach it,” she said last week. The North Yarmouth Memorial School fifth-grader is a daughter of Joe and Patti Fitzpatrick. She was inspired to get into Irish dancing by her two sisters – Shannon, 17, and Molly, 16; her brother, Joseph, is also a big supporter of the many dancing events his sisters have participated in around the country. “It’s been a huge commitment ... for the family, but it’s been a really wonderful experience,” Joe Fitzpatrick said. “It gives me the chance to go around the world ... and meet people from other places and become friends with them,” Emma said. By the age of 6, she had worked her way

tried to move in, (with the proposed ordinance) we would be able to say no.” Tolan said he wasn’t prompted to introduce the ordinance by anyone attempting to move to town, but that he wanted the

By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — Contrary to some projections, most schools in greater Portland will receive increased state funding next year if estimates released last week become official. The Maine Department of Education has released its preliminary general purpose aid numbers for the 2012-13 school year, utilizing a new funding formula that was expected to increase funding for rural schools and decrease funding for urban schools. Democrats in the state Legislature had initially estimated schools in greater Portland would see widespread losses in state aid. But if the preliminary numbers are any indication, only a few local

schools will take hits. This is largely due to an increase of $19 million in the amount of general purpose aid included in the state budget – up to $914 million, according to DOE spokesman David ConnertyMarin. While this is still not as much as the state spent on GPA in 2008, he said it partially makes up for the loss of federal stimulus funds, which ran out last year. Despite the increase, towns where property valuation were higher than the state’s overall 2 percent loss, could see their GPA drop. Cape Elizabeth is expected to See page 35

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Emma Fitzpatrick, 10, of North Yarmouth, will take her talents to the World Irish Dancing Championship next April in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Changes proposed in rules on student restraint By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — After nearly nine months of work, a group of special education professionals, school principals, disability rights advocates and parents has sent rule changes on the restraint and seclusion of school children to the Maine Department of Education.

The DOE will review the proposals and then send its version to the education commissioner and the state Legislature for approval. The stakeholder group has proposed that the word “therapeutic” be struck entirely from the rules, which now refer to “therapeutic restraint.” “You do a restraint when it’s

necessary. Being therapeutic is not its job,” said Disability Rights Center attorney Diane Smith Howard. The term “time-out” will also no longer be synonymous with “seclusion,” if the group’s recommendations are adopted. The

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Brad Choyt, center, the new headmaster of North Yarmouth Academy, was honored at an installation ceremony on Oct. 5. NYA Board of Trustees President Rick Abbondanza, left, and Candace Dale, right, the featured speaker from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., accompanied Choyt into the ceremony. Choyt comes to NYA from New York City, where he was head of school at the Blue School.

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INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................23 Classifieds......................31 Community Calendar......25 Meetings.........................25

Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................7 Out & About....................24 People & Business.........20

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................36 School Notebook............22 Sports.............................13

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Yarmouth council raises possibility of sewer user fees By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — While most town councilors seem opposed to charging residents a sewer fee, the Town Council will bring the matter to a formal vote in November. About 2,500 households are connected to the public system and pay for the service through their property taxes. But an estimated 1,000 households not connected to the system also pay for it through their property taxes, even though they use septic or other private waste removal systems. Councilor Tim Sanders, a resident of Lafayette Street, brought the topic to the council at an Operations Committee meeting Monday night. He said as one of the nearly 1,000 homeowners not on the sewer line, he favors establishing a user fee. Unlike the use of the schools, the town dump, and emergency medical services, he said, the sewer connection is the only service

Yarmouth charges all residents for that not everyone can use. “Everyone of those people, all 1,000 of them, wish they were (on the sewer line), but they can’t (be),” he said. “I think people who benefit from the sewer should pay for it. It’s fairness.” While residents are charged for the use of the sewer lines, nonprofit organizations, schools, the Tourist Visitor Center on Route 1, churches and veteran associations are not charged, Town Manager Nat Tupper said. He also said that after an analysis was completed in the mid 1990s, it was determined not to extend the sewer lines to Little John and sections of Cousins Island. Instead, the town would help residents pay for a septic system pump-out every three years, and help replace, up to $6,000, failing septic systems. The council recently stopped funding the septic replacement account, and residents who need the service are being

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placed on a waiting list until the funds are available. Tupper said if the council agrees to pursue sewer fees, it must determine how to assess and administer the fees, how to apply fees to households and businesses of varying sizes, and how the fees would be used: for sewer line maintenance or property tax relief. But a straw poll vote indicated councilors are not in favor of pursuing a sewer fee structure, although they do want to give the public an opportunity to discuss the matter. Councilor Leslie Hyde said she does not like the idea of sewer fees, but is concerned about the sewer infrastructure and the need to maintain and upgrade the system. “I worry about the elderly, people on fixed incomes, having nonprofits pay, and

then promoting business here,” she said. “There is a lot to consider.” Councilor Randall Bates said he, too, is against sewer fees, but sees the issue as every resident paying for a service that benefits the entire community. “The issue raises more questions than answers,” he said. “But based on what I’ve heard, this is worth exploring.” Councilor Erv Bickford, who noted the issue has come before the council in the 1980s and 1990s, said the discussion needs to take place in a public setting. “It’s time to have a formal vote in public and put it to bed,” he said. The council is expected to discuss the fees in a second Operations Committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, then schedule a public hearing in November. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

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Falmouth council may review property bids behind closed doors By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — The public may be left in the dark initially when it comes to the bids and negotiations for the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings. In its meeting Wednesday, the Town Council was expected to discuss whether to review bids for purchase or lease of the school properties in public or in executive session. Bids for the properties are due Nov. 29. Nearly all the councilors said they would prefer to wait to hear Wednesday’s discussion and the town attorney’s recommendation before deciding whether to seal the bids and negotiations from the public’s view. “I can argue both ways,” Council Chairwoman Teresa Pierce said. “Really, it comes down to my fiduciary responsibility to the town.” Pierce said she wants to make sure the public is involved in any decision about the future of the properties, but that she does not want to hinder negotiations between a

potential bidder and the town by revealing what other companies offer for the properties. “Eventually, it will all be public. But I wouldn’t want to lose my negotiating power (by opening the bids in public),” she said. Councilor Fred Chase agreed that limiting the town’s negotiating power is a bad idea. “We have no alternative but to look at any proposals in executive session,” Chase said, “and hopefully be able to have the town manager go back and negotiate with somebody.” He said after the council chooses a winning bid, the information should be made public. Councilor Tony Payne said that if it does not impair the council’s ability to get the best outcome from the bids, he has no problem discussing them in public. “Eventually, it should all be open,” he

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Educator challenges incumbents on RSU 5 board By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Two incumbents seeking re-election to the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors are being challenged by a first-time candidate with a background in education. Gurdarshan Gill has not sought elected office before. Incumbents Nelson Larkins, the current RSU 5 chairman, and Beth Parker, who has served on the Freeport and


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at the curriculum and at how teachers and administrators are hired.” She said she supports building a better community, and if residents want to approve a campus complex, that is for the voters to decide. “If it’s good for the community to have (a campus complex) and if we could afford it, it would be good for not just the students, but businesses and the community,” Gill said. “I’m sympathetic to the athletic director, but the economy just doesn’t support it and we have to respect the people.” She said she assumes consolidation has been a benefit financially to Freeport, Pownal and Durham, but said she would prefer if students from Durham and Pownal were able to take out books from the Freeport library for free. “There has to be a better arrangement to accommodate all the students,” she said. “It is not their fault, they are being made to come here. ... I always think there is a way to solve a problem.”

Nelson Larkins Larkins, 50, lives on Shore Drive and is divorced. He has three children; two are enrolled in the Freeport school system. He is a partner in the Prehti Flaherty law firm in Portland and focuses on workers’ compensation. He attended Allegheny College and received his law degree from Ohio State. Larkins Larkins has served on the RSU 5 board since it was formed and said he is running again because there is still a lot of work to be done. He said he sees his role as a facilitator and, having served as chairman of the

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board, has been able to create conversations and help bring about unified decisions, even when there have been disagreements. “I’d like to take what we’ve put in place – the strategic plan, professional learning communities, leadership in the schools and revamping the financial system – and better communicate that, so the three separate towns really feel they have one school community,” Larkins said. “That’s my biggest goal, to make everyone feel much more comfortable that it is their school and they do have input into it.” As a member of the negotiations committee, Larkins said he would like to continue to work on reaching a consolidated teacher contract. “I am pleased we could get the interim contract complete so that teachers could get pay raises,” he said. “With the addition of three professional development days, that meant a bump up in all teachers salaries as well. The negotiations have really been language issues and trying to bring it up to a modern contract reflecting the three communities and the schools, while the whole educational environment is shifting state and nationwide.” While he said he felt as though the three districts had to consolidate “at gunpoint,” and there have been uncontrollable financial implications for Pownal and Durham, Larkins said consolidation is working well and sees the three communities fitting well into a consolidated district. He said the administration has continued to do a great job keeping the budget flat in light of rising fuel costs, salaries and professional development days. “It proves to a certain extent there is continued next page

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merit to the increase in numbers to the school,” Larkins said. “We’ve been able to actually recognize savings by consolidating.” Adding more personnel, resources for the gifted and talented program, Advanced Placement courses and increasing the athletic budget will have an impact on the budget, Larkins said. But he said these additions are necessary to keep RSU 5 moving forward and in line with other schools. Larkins supports the campus complex and said money, timing and communication played a role in the vote against building a track and turf field at the high school. “My natural ability to facilitate matters will help continue the process of community building in the school system,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot in the past 2 1/2 years and want to continue that work.”

“The law says public proceedings should be conducted publicly,” Rodden said. “I think this is a process issue and should be discussed in public.” She said she would wait to decide whether the bids should be opened in public until after hearing from the attorney and her fellow councilors. “I think my decision may be determined on whether the bids can be opened publicly, but chosen by the council in executive session,” Rodden said. Councilor Chris Orestis said he is worried having the discussion in public would draw the attention of “one particular person very dedicated to disruption.” He would not identify that person. “When I saw this on the agenda, the first thing that popped into my head was what impact this disruptive force will have on the process,” Orestis said. He said that if the bids are discussed in public there would be “a constant bombthrower in the process.”

Beth Parker Parker, 50, of Spar Cove Road, owns the Pet Pantry with her husband, and has two children in the school system. She served on the Freeport School Committee before becoming a member of the consolidation transition committee and has reached the end of her first term on the RSU 5 board. She is a member of the negotiations committee and has been working on teacher contracts for the past 1 1/2 years. “One of the main reasons I want to stay on (the board) is for continuity,” Parker said. “There’s been Parker turnover on the board and turnover on (the negotiations) committee and getting people up to speed on a matter that is so important and confusing is difficult and timely.” Parker said new leadership, administrative changes and highly qualified teachers are examples of progress and positive results of consolidation. “I think consolidation is working,” she said. “We are heading in the right direction with everything.” As a resident and business owner, Parker said she is conscious of spending too much, but is also mindful of what is needed for the students. “Each new item or program has to have a benefit for the kids,” she said. “If we need it, then we should add it. But I own a business and a home in this town. I am conscious of what taxpayers owe, because I am one, too.” She said the campus complex is a good idea and is something Freeport desperately needs, but it is important to consider and weigh the importance of other needs, such as the high school infrastructure and improving the curriculum. She said the campus complex decision should be made by the voters, not the RSU 5 board. Parker said she will use her dedication and knowledge of the board to serve the community. “I bring history to the board, knowledge, and there is a lot of unfinished business to continue to work on,” she said. “We are doing a lot and making a lot of changes and laying a lot of good groundwork but there is still a lot that needs to be done and I am familiar with the process.” Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

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However, Orestis said that even if the initial bids are sealed, he would like to open the process to the public as soon as possible. “In an ideal world, where we didn’t have a dedicated force of disruption in the community, I would like to have as open a process as possible,” he said. Town Manager Nathan Poore said Wednesday’s discussion would outline the way the bids would be handled, and also the process going forward. He said he would recommend the council make the bids public after the negotiations take place, but before there is an award,

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North Yarmouth to vote on establishment of Charter Commission By Alex Lear NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents will vote Tuesday, Nov. 8, on a referendum question that asks whether the town should form a Charter Commission. The commission would evidently be the first to review the Town Charter since the document was established in 1982, Select-

man Rob Wood said last week. He said minor tweaks have been allowed at Town Meeting, “but the whole structure has not ... to our knowledge been changed since (the charter’s) inception.” In the years since, “we’ve doubled the size of the town,” Wood said. “We still have the administrative assistant-selectmen form

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Schools must re-examine priorities What is the difference between constructivist math and traditional math? Your article didn’t exactly explain why parents should be concerned, or not. However, I’m not sure which is the greater concern, the math or the process. Isn’t it the obligation of the Portland School Board, or any school board, to hold public meetings on major changes like curriculum? They went all out with the boosters consolidation issue. And isn’t it state law that the School Board should be the ultimate determinant of all things curricular – and assessments and teachers and process? Portland has a history of bad process. The City Council especially. But the School Department has had its share of controversy, too. And just like the council’s non-inclusive processes, this Chicago Math selection and the process used to get there may just drive more parents to leave Portland schools for greener pastures. Aside from talking with Maine educators, I interview authors from across the country on my web radio show “Topics In Education.” I have yet to find one person who thinks Chicago Math is good for a general population. Falmouth only makes their math curriculum work by supplementing it with extra work – traditionalist work. City, state or nation, school systems need to rearrange their priorities. Schools exist for the benefit of children first. Parents come next. And those two groups should be at the top of the decision chain for any substantive change in the educational core. Ken Capron Portland

‘Reform’ mathematics is not the only answer In 1997, I started the Maine Mathematics Science & Engineering Talent Search program. In 2011, I was selected to a nationwide group to resolve the shortage of engineers in the U.S. In 2005, I received the University of Maine Educator Recognition Award for MMSETS. Over the years, we had over 4,000 students in the program, many of whom have continued on to Ivy League schools, and the best engineering and business schools. Wherever MMSETS students go, they graduate in the top 25 percent of their class. The key to our success is in the problem-solving method; the coherent development of mathematical ideas, from simple to challenging, complex problems. The same structure is inherent in the junior engineering concepts we teach in programming or mechanical structures. Our students learn when to add or subtract, relying on the meaning of the situation. Similarly, the students decide from the goal of a program in icon-based programming should be parallel or series, or smaller gear should follow a larger gear or reverse the combination. Our program is very pictorial and lends itself for foundation to algebra and improves spatial vision. We are teaching in-service teachers how to use the same methods in elementary and middle school mathematics. If



we want our students compete internationally, we could look at the curriculum of Singapore; the students from Singapore of grade 4 and 8 are leading in the Trends in International Science and Mathematics Study. Eva J. Szillery, MMSETS director Orono

Parents deserve a say in math curriculum Your article about the Chicago Math program and the concerns parents have has been played out numerous times across the country and here in Maine over the past few years. Our district recently did away with Investigations in Data and Space for K-5 and Connected Math for Middle School. Our School Board considered many factors including the recommendations of the National Math Advisory Panel. The study warned against spiraling curriculum and encouraged teaching “standard algorithms.” One big advantage of some of the new, more blended programs, is the online access. This allows students and parents to go online at home page by page in their textbook. The newly adopted Common Core Standards in math call for teaching “standard algorithms.” Anna Collins and other parents should be allowed to have a say in what is taught in their schools. College math professors know what kids need to be successful in their class; let’s get their opinion. Pat Murray Bradford

Re-elect Migliaccio in Freeport As I review the literature recently received for the election of town councilors in Freeport District 3, I am encouraged by the fact that we have an opportunity to re-elect a community leader like Joe Migliaccio. Joe’s experience through his many volunteer hours in the community and on local and state boards through his professional career have allowed him to understand the uniqueness of District 3. Joe has been very vocal on issues that really matter to Freeport residents as well as District 3. It is not always the easy way for Joe, but that is what I expect of my councilor. Joe Migliaccio has lived and worked in Freeport, he is hard working, respectful and experienced, which is exactly what we need on our Town Council. Thank you Joe, for what you are doing. I am proud to support you with my vote on Nov. 8. Michael C. Reis South Freeport

Beem is wrong about smart meters Edgar Allen Beem’s column, “Worried about wireless,” is just plain wrong. He talks about, “individual sensitivity to radio frequency exposure.” We have had radio transmitters since around 1890, about 120 years now. In that time

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nobody has ever been proved to be sensitive to “radio frequency exposure.” There are people who claim to be sensitive, but claiming is one thing, proving it is another. If you put a person claiming to be sensitive in one room and in another room you transmit at random times, the person will not be able to tell you when the transmitter is on. End of debate. Once you understand that there is no such thing as radio transmission sensitivity and that there are no valid health risks, all the arguments against smart meters fade away. I also do not agree with Beem’s assertion that people who opt out of the program should not have to pay extra. Quite the contrary, I feel they should pay more. I think the PUC should require CMP to tally up the costs each year for all the meter readers, their vehicles, their benefits, etc. The total cost should then be divided by the opt-outs number and that cost should be added to their bills. I also suggest that the possible hundreds of thousands of dollars CMP wasted defending the smart meter program for the past year should also be passed along to the opt-outs. Harry White Scarborough

Falmouth Food Pantry relies on community Thank you for your compelling story about the Falmouth Food Pantry, which serves 268 families (a 60 percent increase in just the past year), at a time when corporate food donations are declining. The other part of the story is how Falmouth’s residents and many local businesses have “stepped up to the plate” to support the pantry’s work, through labor, food, and cash donations. None of the pantry’s volunteers, including those who work 40 hours a week, are paid. And each year, for the past three years, Falmouth’s six churches and the Jewish community have collaborated to put on a free Community Supper for Falmouth’s residents, in support of the community’s free-will giving to the pantry. Indeed, the pantry has come to rely on these donations to cover nearly all its annual budget. This year the Community Supper is on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, UCC, on Falmouth Road. Neighbors sit down with neighbors to enjoy roast turkey, local squash, potatoes, and apple crisp and ice cream, made and served by dozens of residents of our faith community, with decorations and other help (and cash donations) from everyone – from Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, high school students, pantry clients, and Oceanview residents, to town councilors and employees, and local business owners. I am personally very proud to be part of a community of residents who extend their hands so generously to help their neighbors in need. Peggy McGehee Falmouth

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Falmouth Marine Patrol deserves thanks Michael Doyle’s rant against the use of the Falmouth Marine Patrol boat is tiring. The boat and personnel attended the Harpswell and Portland lobster boat races under a mutual aid pact that has existed in Maine since the very beginning of time, known as public safety, AKA: help your neighbor. Examples of mutual aid agreements are: Portland Fire Department’s Ladder 4 Company responding to certain priority fire calls in the Pleasant Hill area, Portland’s MEDCU responding to Falmouth on medical calls when our ambulances are busy and vice versa, our Police Department backs up surrounding departments and vice versa, and our Marine unit provides back-up and mutual aid to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Portland harbormaster and vice versa. You can bet that at any large incident, surrounding communities would respond to Falmouth without thinking twice. A few years ago, a tour vessel ran aground near Basket Island at about 10 p.m. Portland’s harbormaster, the Coast

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Guard, Portland’s fire boat, and our Marine unit responded immediately to evacuate approximately 100 people on board. At another incident, our Marine Division was first on scene at an off-shore plane crash, and although it had fatal results, our units were able to retrieve a loved one for closure to that family. My personal thanks to the men and women of Falmouth’s public safety team. Keep up the good work. Dave Libby, ret. deputy EMS chief, Falmouth

Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not believe this is a good time to add debt on the taxpayers for non-essential items. Borrowing $33 million (plus up to $22 million in interest) over 25 years is a price tag that I do not believe most people are prepared for. I can imagine situations where I could support the improvements. There could be a more modest proposal, the recovery could improve where we could afford it, or the city of Portland might be willing to pay for a larger portion of the renovations. In any case, the citizens of the county will decide this issue. If I am privileged to be elected county commissioner for the new Third District, I will follow the instructions of the voters. Mark D. Grover, Gray

Gill a good choice for RSU 5 board I want to spotlight one candidate who is superbly qualified for the RSU 5 School Board: Gudi Gill, director of the Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program. Her career includes 26 years as a teacher, principal and literacy specialist in an upstate New York school system. She holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in education. Gill wants the board to replace its “business-as-usual” approach with a drive for academic excellence. She wants RSU 5 schools to be ranked among the top 10 in the region. Her grant-writing experience has demonstrated that excellence can be achieved by means other than going the taxpayer route. One of her grant applications recently produced $25,000 in funding for the Freeport Family Literacy Program from the Barbara Bush Foundation. Education is more than Gill’s profession. It’s her passion. Our schools, our kids and our community can benefit from that. Gordon A. Glover, South Freeport

The apple doesn’t fall very far Recently, as I was taking one of my long and meandering beach walks, I found myself enshrouded in fog, and sooner than anticipated – darkness. As usual, I was barefoot (my favorite state of being, although not with the “and pregnant” part attached). As I headed back No Sugar in the direction of my car, toe-deep in the Atlantic, with neither an actual flashlight or newly downloaded iPhone “flashlight app” to assist in my navigation, I came upon what appeared in gray evening shadows to be a minefield of beach rocks, stretching on endlessly. And I said Sandi Amorello aloud to my naked feet, “Ouch. This is going to hurt. How did I get us into this predicament?” When I’d arrived at sunset, I’d circumvented the large expanses of rocks that littered the beach. But now here I was in the darkness, up against a sea of stone, with no apparent way out. But as I began to walk, I noticed that what once appeared to be a solid mass of rocks wasn’t; the spaces of soft sand in between were more abundant and frequent than they looked from a distance. And in the gray light of a non-existent moon, I realized that if I focused on each footstep, I would reach my destination. And what seemed at first to be an impossible task, wasn’t. And as I kept my attention on the present moment rather than on the thousands of cold, hard obstacles that lay between myself and my automobile, I realized the “obstacle” was an illusion. And it struck me that in life, we fall prey to the same thing, but on a larger scale. When we are dealt a tough hand, when we peer into the


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No Sugar Added from previous page future, it often appears daunting, even impossible. We wonder how we’ll make it. We wonder how we’ll survive. And sometimes, we want to give up. Eleven days after my foggy and enlightening beach walk, I accomplished a huge goal: I penned the final words to my first book, “The Irreverent Widow.” All 12 tweaked chapters were sent off into the ether, to my editor, 3,000 miles away. My love, my tears, my laughter, my lessons. It was not merely the culmination of much hard work, but the end of a chapter of my life. My widowhood chapter. I’d set a goal for myself: to have this first book completed and off to my editor before my October birthday. And so, four days before my self-imposed deadline, I’d done it. This made me smile, and do a little (OK, big!) happy dance. It also made me weep. Because when you actually keep your promises to yourself – when you make your dreams a reality – it can be overwhelming. A celebration was in order, and shortly after hitting “send” on my MacBook and launching all 70,271 words into cyberspace, I was en route to meet with a friend. Walking back into my kitchen two hours later, I was greeted by a glum-looking Harold and Charles, who spewed forth the news that the Apple computer legend, Steve Jobs, had died. Now, it’s not as if we were really tight with Steve. He didn’t pop in for dinner when he was on the East Coast. But it somehow felt that way. Maybe it was the fact that, like Drew, he had died of pancreatic cancer. Maybe it was that every word I’d written since being widowed had been on a Mac. Maybe it’s because they were both too young. Too full of creativity. Too full of life to have left this earth. All I know is, tears filled my eyes. The realization that I’d finished my book on the same day that the man who was the genius behind the computer upon which I’d typed every single word had breathed his last breath filled me with a knowing. That we are all connected. Intertwined. And like my walk on that stony beach, our path toward our future isn’t as impossible as it may sometimes appear. And if we look for the sand in between the stones, and take one small step at a time, we can reach our destiny. 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 Comment on this story at:

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Public spirit on Scarborough Beach Scarborough Beach is my favorite place in all the world. I started going there 50 years ago when old Mrs. Jordan used to sit by the rickety bridge in her beach wagon collecting parking fees. Look for my ashes to wash up on the sands there one of these days. I do not take threats to it lightly. So you might assume I’d be opposed to the Black Point Beach Park the Sprague Corp. has proposed there. I am not. Quite to the contrary, I applaud the public-spiritedness of the Sprague Corp. in offerThe Universal ing to create more and better public access to the most beautiful beach in Maine. The Black Point Beach Park proposal has been met with predictable NIMBYism from self-interested neighbors, the condo dwellers of the Atlantic House complex and the old money cottagers of the Prouts Neck summer colony. But the unwashed public, Edgar Allen Beem you and me, should be thrilled and grateful that public access may continue to trump private privilege on Scarborough Beach. The Sprague Corp., 68 descendants of Phineas W. Sprague and their spouses, own 2,200 acres along the Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough shore and, to their everlasting credit, they are willing to share it. Crescent Beach State Park was created on Sprague land back in 1960. For years, Scarborough Beach State Park was just a 66-foot strip of state-owned land that gave access to beach actually owned by the Sprague family. Since 1993, the Sprague Corp. has managed the state park and, in 1999, it sold the park to the state. Anyone who, like myself, has a season pass to Scarborough Beach knows that the parking shortage and resultant traffic backup on Black Point Road has become an issue on hot summer days in recent years. The upper lot fills, the lower lot fills, the overflow lot across the street fills, and, when the 410 parking spots are full, cars cue up along the busy road to wait their turn. To alleviate this problem, the Sprague Corp. proposed a 370-car grass lot with snack bar and bathrooms on 62 acres just north of Scarborough Beach State Park. The town granted the special exemption


permit required and was promptly sued by the furious forces of the status quo. Opponents of the park would have us believe they are concerned about preserving habitat for piping plover and New England cottontails, but there are no rabbits on that parcel of land now and no plovers nested on Scarborough Beach last year. What opponents are really concerned about is preserving their privacy and privilege. I was once thrown out of Prouts Neck by an old battle-ax who was the self-appointed defender of this privacy and privilege, so I know whereof I speak. The Sprague Corp. could have proposed building a dozen homes or two dozen condos on its land, a far more lucrative way to go and one we can assume the Atlantic House and Prouts Neck gentry would have applauded. Instead, the Spragues, traitors to their class, proposed a public park. From where I sit (in a beach chair to the left of the beach path and to the right of the lifeguard tower) it looks as though everyone will win when Black Point Beach Park is approved, except perhaps the NIMBY neighbors. The public will get more and better access to a very special place. The town will see its Comprehensive Plan, which calls for more shoreland access, realized. The Sprague Corp. will get a revenue stream to help maintain their property holdings that, in turn, preserve open space. And the folks at Prouts Neck will see traffic congestion along Black Point Road relieved. The farmer who tills the Sprague land will gain a source of water that will open up more Sprague fields to cultivation. The piping plovers, should they return to nest, will benefit from greater management and the prohibition against dogs that will come with the park. And the New England cottontails will have three acres of habit restored, though a whole herd of them seem quite content, thank you very much, living on Sprague land just across the Spurwink River in Cape Elizabeth. Hats off to the Sprague family. In a day and age when the common good is regularly rejected and ridiculed by the self-satisfied, self-important, self-interested squires of the status quo, the Spragues (at least the branch of the family that inherited Phineas W.’s land) have remained civic-minded, public-spirited and willing to share the wealth. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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Falmouth Arrests 10/3 at 12:18 p.m. Derek J. Goff, 26, of Temple Street, Saco, was arrested on Falmouth Road by Officer Al Twombley charges of failure to register as a transient seller of home repair, violating conditions of release and on a warrant.

Summonses 9/16 at 9:33 a.m. Gary H. Kenney, 72, of Provost Drive, Windham, was issued a summons on Balsam Lane by Officer Kenneth Walberg on a charge of allowing a dog to be at large. 9/30 at 12 p.m. A 17-year-old girl, of Falmouth, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of possession of marijuana. 9/30 at 7:17 p.m. Sackary Todd Pearson, 23, of Windham, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Officer Jeffrey Pardue on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 10/4 at 12:04 a.m. Joseph W. Rogers, 49, of Princes Point Road, Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Foreside Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

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10/5 at 7:06 a.m. Three people called police to report a series of car burglaries on Hamlin Road. A portable radio, iPod, radar detector, purse and sunglasses were stolen from three different unlocked vehicles. Police say this was the latest in a string of car burglaries in the area, all of which are currently under investigation.

Fire calls 9/30 at 10:51 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Blueberry Lane. 10/2 at 2:57 p.m. Fire on Woods Road. 10/4 at 5:59 a.m. Motor vehicle fire on Middle and Merrill roads. 10/4 at 8:38 a.m. Fire on Edgewater Road. 10/4 at 2:09 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1 and Depot Road. 10/4 at 2:31 p.m. Fire alarm on Colonial Village. 10/4 at 7:36 p.m. Fire alarm on Mast Road. 10/6 at 1:13 a.m. Fire on Knight Street.

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Not Home Depot 10/4 at 8:15 a.m. Police were notified when building material was reported missing from a house under construction on Newfield Road. Police report the materials were valued at $3,000.

Prickly situation 10/7 at 11:40 a.m. Police were contacted to report an injured porcupine in the Tinker's Way area. The game warden was contacted to take care of the situation.

Shots rang out 10/9 at 10:26 p.m. Police were notified of the sound of gunshots in the area of Lambert Road and Crow's Nest Drive. Police searched the area but did not find anything.

Fire calls 10/3 at 9:17 a.m. Gas or oil spill on Morse Street. 10/3 at 12:06 p.m. Fire alarm on School Street. 10/4 at 4:03 a.m. Fire alarm on Depot Street. 10/6 at 4:08 p.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 South. 10/6 at 8:16 p.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 North. 10/7 at 6:56 p.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 South. 10/7 at 7:53 p.m. Medical emergency on Spar Cove Road. 10/8 at 10:38 a.m. Fire alarm on Island View Lane. 10/8 at 8:23 p.m. Fire alarm on Lower Main Street.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 16 calls from Oct. 3-9.

Yarmouth Arrests 10/5 at 9:08 p.m. Jamie M. Veilleux, 25, of Burnell Drive, was arrested by Officer Michael Pierce on Route 1 on a warrant.

Summonses 10/3 at 10:56 p.m. Benjamin E. Wilson, 22, of Valley Road, Cumberland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Michael Peacock on charges of sale and use of drug paraphernalia and motor vehicle following too closely. 10/4 at 7:55 p.m. Stephen Matthew Proulx, 19, of Strawberry Lane, North Yarmouth, was issued a summons on Hillside Street by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of possession of marijuana. 10/8 at 12:02 p.m. Paul W. Fraser, 54, of Litchfield, was issued a summons by Officer Michael Pierce on I-295 South on a charge of operating an unregistered vehicle more than 150 days.

Knock knock...Who's there? 10/7 at 6:43 p.m. Police were notified of children knocking on the gymnasium windows at the Rowe School and running away when the employees went to check it out.

Fire calls 10/3 at 12:59 p.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 10/5 at 3:24 p.m. Unpermitted burn on Sligo Road. 10/5 at 5:04 p.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1 and Forest Falls Drive. 10/5 at 8:42 p.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 10/5 at 9:46 p.m. Structural fire on Northwood continued next page Road.

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from previous page 10/6 at 6:43 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on West Main Street. 10/7 at 10:24 a.m. Water problem on Little John Road. 10/8 at 5:20 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.

EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 16 calls from Oct. 3-9.

North Yarmouth Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Oct. 3-9.

Fire calls 10/5 at 9:06 a.m. Vehicle accident on North Road and Memorial Highway. 10/5 at 10:30 a.m. Structural fire on Sligo Road.

9/29 at 1:03 p.m. An 11-year-old boy, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer John Dalbec on Gray Road on a charge of assault. 9/30 at 10:22 p.m. Charles Swiger, 30, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Gray Road on a charge of operating after suspension. 10/3 at 2:37 p.m. James Hart, 29, of Royal Road, North Yarmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Charles Burnie on a charge of animal trespass.

EMS Cumberland emergency medical services responded to seven calls from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.

Chebeague Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Oct. 3-10.

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9/30 at 6:15 p.m. Matthew Cook, 30, of Vermont, was arrested by Officer Chris Woodcock on Old Gray Road on charges of operating without a license, refusing to give personal information to an officer and being a fugitive from justice.

Summonses 9/28 at noon An 11-year-old boy, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Gray Road on a charge of domestic violence assault. 9/29 at 9:30 p.m. Keegan Roma, 19, of Alberta Drive, Westbrook, was issued a summons by Officer Kirk Mazuzan on a charge of possessing liquor as a minor.

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Falmouth wins Class A golf crown

Yarmouth second in Class B

By Michael Hoffer The first championships of the 2011 fall sports season were handed out Monday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro and a familiar name took home some hardware. Again. A year after winning the Class B title, Falmouth moved up to Class A and proved to be the finest team in that class, shooting a 312 to easily take the title by 19 strokes over runner-up Cheverus. Deering (332) came in third. Matt Packard and Will Bucklin both shot a 74. Nick Franco (81) and Joe Lesniak (83) also scored, while Joe Ionta contributed an 89. “It was amazing,” said longtime Yachtsmen coach Spike Herrick. “It was almost the happiest I’ve ever seen kids after winning. The stars were aligned. When I think about all the close matches we


Falmouth captured the 2011 Class A state golf championship Monday in Vassalboro with a score of 312. The Yachtsmen won the title in their first year in Class A. They captured Class B in 2010. Left to right: Joe Lesniak, Will Bucklin, Joe Ionta, Nick Franco, Matt Packard, Drew Proctor, coach Spike Herrick.

had with all the strong schools in the regular season, I was expecting a dogfight. It was a wonderful, wonderful day. Bucklin and Packard both peaked at the right time. Packard has worked hard to

Football teams on track for playoffs

By Michael Hoffer With just two weeks remaining in the high school football season, all four teams from Forecaster country are in line for playoff berths. There’s still plenty of work to do, however. The Yarmouth Clippers, the defending Class C state champions, got their first test of the season Friday night at Boothbay. The Clippers had a fight to the finish, trailing at one point, 14-12, before surviving, 24-14. Prior to Friday, Yarmouth’s closest game was a 20-point win at Traip Sept. 17. The Clippers went ahead in the second quarter when quarterback Brady Neujahr scored on a 30yard run. Boothbay answered with a touchdown to go up, 7-6, but just before the half, after Caleb Uhl made an outstanding catch of a Neujahr pass, Nik Pelletier scored on a 1-yard run to make it 12-7 Yarmouth at the break. When the Seahawks returned an interception for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, the Clippers were on the ropes, but on the next play, Uhl (11 carries, 109 yards) broke free for a 52-yard TD run. Later, Uhl returned an interception for a TD and Yarmouth held on. “Boothbay’s a lot better than their record,” said Clippers coach

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Falmouth senior quarterback Matt Kingry blows through a hole for a big gain during the Yachtsmen’s fifth win in six games this season.

how good there were. They’ll be tough the rest of the way. It took us awhile to get into rhythm. The kids responded and came through. Caleb had a monster game for us. We struggled in the pass game, but ran well. We had too many penalties and a couple brutal penalties. This will get us refocused and rededicated.” The Clippers (6-0) are first in the latest Western C Crabtree Points standings. They host 0-6 first-year program Telstar Friday night in the home regular season finale. “Telstar’s a team you can’t take lightly,” Hartman said. “They’re scoring points against everyone. They have wonderful athletes. We’ll have to use our speed and experience. We get some (injured) players back this week.” Freeport suffered a tough road continued page 14

get to where is. He’s very steady. Joe Ionta was six-over after three holes, but he played excellent. Golf is his only varsity sport. We would have won if we had to use his score. We had so many strong

teams in our division this year. We were used to challenges and not afraid of them.” While winning a title the first year after a jump in class may come as a surprise to many, Herrick felt otherwise. “Over the years, Class B has been a strong a division as anyone,” he said. “With all the country clubs in places like Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth and York, kids are used to playing the sport and are encouraged at an early age.” While Bucklin, Franco and Packard will graduate, expect the Yachtsmen to make another title run in 2012. “There are a lot of good golfers in Falmouth,” Herrick said. “There are a bunch of eighth graders who are pretty good.” In Class B, Yarmouth (338) was runner-up to York (322). After finishing third each of the past two years, the Clippers moved up and completed a superb year. No individual results were

available at press time. Individuals The individual championships will be contested Saturday, also at Natanis. Local girls’ qualifiers include Greely’s Edith Aramando (who won the qualifier with a 79), Yarmouth’s Monica Austin (second, 83), Greely’s Sarah Hansen (88), Yarmouth’s Jordan Brown (fifth, 94), Yarmouth’s Grace King (ninth, 96) and Yarmouth’s Emily Lunt (14th, 104). Boys’ competitors include Bucklin and Packard from state champion Falmouth, Greely’s Kyle Megathlin and two players from North Yarmouth Academy, George Doolan and Weston Nolan. The Panthers didn’t field a varsity team this fall, but Doolan (who had the second best score, 74, out of 69 participants, and Nolan (88) both qualified as individuals. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

Buckle up, playoffs right around the corner By Michael Hoffer (Editor’s note: For the complete Yarmouth-Cape Elizabeth boys’ soccer and FalmouthFryeburg and Falmouth-NYA field hockey game stories, please visit Even though we were treated to a delicious taste of summer in recent days, the fall sports season is coming to a close. Golf is in the process of determining its team and individual champs (please see story). Field hockey’s regular season expired at press time, while soccer, volleyball and cross country will soon follow suit. Here’s where things stand as we approach the middle of October:

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Greely’s Allie Day tries to fend off Cape Elizabeth’s Emma Inhorn during Friday’s meet. Day wound up seventh and Inhorn placed 11th. The Rangers were third as a team. Falmouth came in first.

All five local field hockey teams appeared playoff-bound at the start of the week. Falmouth is suddenly red-hot, thanks to its unrivaled ability to steal games late. Last week, the Yachtsmen eked out a 2-1 home win over Fryeburg, on junior Jillian Rothweiler’s goal with 53 seconds to play, and a 2-1 victory at defending Class C champion North Yarmouth Academy, thanks to a gametying goal from senior Megan Fortier with 24 seconds to go and Fortier’s winner in double overtime. Fortier also had the first goal against Fryeburg, but after sophomore goalie Hillary Nash

alty stroke, Rothweiler was in the hero’s role at the end. “Near the end of games, we get excited and fired up and that’s when we do our best,” Rothweiler said. “We were all looking forward to this game. Fryeburg’s a good team and we knew it was worth a lot of points.” Fortier stole the show against the Panthers, her former team, with her flair for the dramatic. “I don’t think it gets better than this,” Fortier said. “I talked about it with my team, that this was the game to win. After (Fryeburg), it was kind of like another big game. We were all

“It’s a tough thing to do, play against your old school and friends,” said Yachtsmen coach Robin Haley. “You want to play well and make a difference. She did. She finished it off and I’m happy for her.” Falmouth (8-4-1) finished the regular season at Cape Elizabeth Tuesday. The Yachtsmen were sixth in the Western B Heals entering that game and were hoping to move up. “We’re definitely peaking at the right time,” Fortier said. “We can still get better. We know what we have to do and we’re ready to go into playoffs.” Greely had its three-game win streak snapped Wednesday at nemesis York, with a 2-0 loss. Friday, the Rangers bounced back with a 2-0 home win over Cape Elizabeth (Eliza Porter and Freyja Victory had the goals) to improve to 9-4 (fifth in the Heals). Greely finished the regular season at Wells Tuesday. Yarmouth, seeking its first playoff trip since 2006, was 5-62 and ninth in the region (the top 10 qualify) entering Tuesday’s finale at Freeport. The Clippers battled visiting Lake Region to a scoreless tie last Wednesday, then fell at home to York Friday, 3-0. In Western C, it appears NYA will be the No. 2 seed behind Sacopee. The Panthers blanked visiting Poland (8-0) and host

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loss Saturday, 7-0, at Traip. The Falcons gave up a third quarter touchdown and couldn’t answer as they dropped to 4-2 with their second straight loss. “It was a hard one to swallow,� said Falcons coach Rob Grover. “We had a touchdown we should have scored, but the official said we were out of bounds. Those things happen and you have to overcome. We only had 97 rushing yards and just 15 yards passing. We sure stepped up on

defense and had three goal line stands. We still have to get over the hump against a top program like Lisbon, Traip or Yarmouth.� Freeport (seventh in the Crabtrees) visits 1-5 Boothbay Friday night in what has become a must-win game. The Falcons edged the visiting Seahawks, 26-24, a year ago. “Boothbay’s been very competitive in all of their games,� Grover said. “We have to come out like we did against Traip and Lisbon and score some points. If we don’t beat them, we won’t make (the playoffs).� In Western B, Greely enjoyed its easiest victory in a long time, dominating visiting

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Falmouth senior Ryan MacDonald delivers a bruising hit during the Yachtsmen’s 42-12 home win over Fryeburg last weekend.

Gray-New Gloucester from start to finish, 68-7. “The first four times we touched the ball, we scored,� said Greely coach Dave Higgins. “No matter what we did it worked. It was 28-0 after one quarter.� The Rangers improved to 5-1 and are fourth in the Western B Crabtrees. They face a stern test Friday when they go to defending Class B champion Mountain Valley (5-1), which is coming off its first loss of the year last weekend at Wells. A year ago, Greely fell at the Falcons, 13-0. The Rangers then close the regular season at Falmouth. “(Mountain Valley’s) going to be (teed) off,� said Higgins. “The biggest thing we

need to overcome is their huge mental advantage. We’re working hard to get over that. The kids are buying in. We played with them last year. The problem was it took two series and we were down 13-0. We can’t freak out when we get to Rumford and see the smokestacks. I hope we play a good game. We want to be competitive. The next two weeks are big measuring sticks for us.� Falmouth improved to 5-1 with a 42-12 home win over Fryeburg. The Yachtsmen led 10-0 after one quarter, 22-0 at halftime and 35-0 after three periods. Quarterback Matt Kingry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Will Sipperly had two rushing TDs and another through the air (as time expired in the first half). Alex Derhagopian had a running score and Jack Cooleen caught a TD pass. Kingry wound up 10-of-18 for 146 yards. Ryan MacDonald rushed for 99 yards on a dozen carries. Sipperly gained 40 yards on 10 rushes. Joe Goodrich kicked a field goal. Defensively, Chris Leete had five tackles and four assists, Sipperly wound up with four tackles and two assists and Michael Ryan made three tackles and had two assists. The Yachtsmen are fifth in the Crabtrees and visit dangerous 2-4 Westbrook Friday. The teams have no history as the Blue Blazes are new to Class B this autumn.

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played yet,” Quimby said. “This was the peak right here. I hope we can keep this intensity up and take it to the tournament.” Freeport sandwiched losses at Sacopee Valley (3-2) and at home to Waynflete (4-1) around a 3-2 victory at Old Orchard Beach last week. Korissa Lavers and Abigail Mahoney had the goals against the Hawks. In the win, Katie Turner scored twice and Jenny Breau delivered the winner with two seconds to go in double overtime. Sydney Ambrose scored and Kayla Thurlow had the assist in the loss to the Flyers. The Falcons took an 8-5

from page 13 Traip (2-0) before the agonizing 2-1 overtime home loss to Falmouth. Against the Knights, Katherine Millett had four goals and Kayla Rose two. Millett had both goals in the win over the Rangers and scored early in the second half against the Yachtsmen, which looked like it would hold up until Fortier tied the game late, then won it in the second overtime to drop the Panthers to 9-4. “Its very tough,” NYA first-year coach Tracy Quimby said. “I told them this is what (Falmouth) did against Fryeburg. They knew and were ready. I’m extremely proud of how the girls played. They played to their abilities today. Every single player. This is what we need to do all the time.” The Panthers closed at Waynflete Tuesday. They will get up to two home playoff games and if they get to the regional final, will play on turf at Thornton Academy. “I’m looking forward to playing teams like Lisbon and Telstar, teams we haven’t



mark and the No. 4 ranking in the Heals into Tuesday’s finale at home against Yarmouth. The preliminary round of the playoffs will be held Saturday. The quarterfinals are next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Boys’ soccer The defending Class B state champion Yarmouth boys’ soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 10 last week with wins at Cape Elizabeth (1-0) and at home against NYA (2-0). Against the Capers, in a deluge, senior Sam Torres scored a

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“I thought we came out the first 10, 15 minutes, kept the ball on the carpet and moved it well,” Yarmouth coach Mike Hagerty said. “We had combinations. It paid off hiding Sam in the back. He made the run and was completely free. He’s such a good soccer player. Sam got the ball on frame. On a wet night, good things can happen.” Against the Panthers, David Murphy (from Wyatt Jackson) and Ryan Maguire (from Torres) scored. The Clippers (9-2-1) entered the week a narrow second to York in the Western B Heals. They return to action with a showdown at Falmouth Friday. They host York in the regular season finale Monday. “We won’t let up at all,” Torres said. “We have to keep pressing and keep moving. That’s what we’ve been doing ever since our 0-2 start.” Falmouth was third in the region after splitting games last week. The Yachtsmen downed visiting Gray-New Gloucester, 2-1, but lost at Greely, 1-0. Andy Murry had both goals against the Patriots. Falmouth improved to 8-2-1 Monday with a 1-0 win at Freeport on J.P. White’s goal in the 69th minute. After going to York Wednesday, the Yachtsmen host Yarmouth Friday and finish the regular year at home with Cape Elizabeth next Tuesday. Freeport fell to 5-5-1 and sixth in the region after Monday’s loss. The Falcons had several golden opportunities in the first half and hit the post in the second before Falmouth transitioned for the game winner. After hosting Fryeburg Wednesday, Freeport is home with Waynflete Friday and closes at home with Wells Monday. In Western A, Greely is coming on fast. The Rangers dominated host Lake Region, 9-0, last Thursday, then got a huge vote of confidence with a 1-0 home win over Falmouth. Against the Lakers, Aidan Black and Gavin Collins both scored twice. Mitchel Donovan’s first half goal stood up against the Yachtsmen and Elijah Leverett had a solid game between the pipes. Greely (6-5-1 and eighth in the Heals) hosted NYA Tuesday and closes at Cape Elizabeth Friday. In Western C, NYA was 5-5-2 and eighth in the Heals after splitting games last week. After pounding visiting Buckfield, 12-2, the Panthers lost at Yarmouth, 2-0. D.J. Nicholas and Ryan Rousseau both scored four goals against the Bucks. After playing at Greely Tuesday, NYA finishes at home versus Lake Region Tuesday.

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On the girls’ side, Greely was a close second to Gorham in the Western Class A Heals at the start of the week after recent victories over host Fryeburg (8-0) and visiting Lake Region (5-3). Against the Raiders, Julia Mitiguy had two goals, while Molly Fitzpatrick, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Audrey Parolin, Sara Schad, Libby Thomas and Kristina Volta all struck once. Parolin had three goals against the Lakers, while Schad and Sammi Toorish each had one. The Rangers (11-1) played at NYA Tuesday and finish the regular season at home against Cape Elizabeth Friday in a game that will go a long way toward determining the top seed for the playoffs. In Western B, Falmouth began the

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Playoffs from page 16 week second to unbeaten Morse in the Heals after home wins last week over Freeport (6-1) and Gray-New Gloucester (2-0). Caitlin Bucksbaum scored twice, while Maggie Bohrmann, Cassie Darrow, Angela Mallis and McKenzie Myers all had one goal against the Falcons. Bucksbaum and Darrow had the goals against the Patriots. The Yachtsmen (8-2-1) had a showdown at rival York Tuesday (a rematch of last year’s regional final), welcome Yarmouth Friday and close at Cape Elizabeth Tuesday of next week. Yarmouth has climbed to sixth in the region with a 5-7 record after blanking visiting Poland (2-0) and NYA (3-0) last week before falling at Wells Monday, 2-0. Against the Knights, Ricki Pierce scored both goals. Claudia Lockwood, Mo McNaboe and Emma Torres all struck against the Panthers. The Clippers go to Falmouth Friday and York Monday of next week. Freeport was 4-7 and was clinging to the 11th and final playoff spot in Western B when the week began. The Falcons dropped a 6-1 decision last week at Falmouth. Jocelyn Davee scored for Freeport. After going to Wells Tuesday, Freeport welcomes NYA Thursday and closes Monday at Old Orchard Beach. The Falcons are seeking their first playoff berth since 2005. In Western C, NYA began the week 2-9 and 12th, which is one spot short of a postseason berth. The Panthers earned

their second win of the year last Tuesday, 3-1, over visiting Buckfield (Chloe Leishman scored twice, Ally Morrison once). They then lost at Yarmouth, 3-0, despite a stellar effort in goal from Scout Fischman. NYA hosted Greely Tuesday, visits Freeport Thursday and finishes at home with Lake Region Tuesday of next week.

Volleyball Greely’s volleyball team defeated Mt. Desert Island in a pivotal battle of unbeatens Monday afternoon to improve to 12-0 and essentially clinch the top spot in the Class A Heals. The Rangers won in three games (25-11, 25-13, 25-19). Greely was coming off a 3-0 home win over defending state champion Biddeford last week (25-17, 25-11, 25-19). The Rangers hosted Gorham Tuesday and finish the regular season at Falmouth Friday. The Yachtsmen, state finalists each of the past two years, improved to 8-4 with a 3-0 win at Cony Friday. Falmouth (fourth in Class A) hosted Lake Region Tuesday and closes at home with Greely Friday. In Class B, Yarmouth began the week 9-3 and third behind Bucksport and Calais in the Heals. The Clippers beat Cony in three games (25-15, 25-19, 25-8) last Tuesday for their seventh straight match victory. Gina Robertson had 10 straight service points to break open the first game. She finished with six aces and 16 service points. Morgan Cahill had eight kills and 11 service points. Grace Mallett added 12 assists and 12 service points. Sophia Siddall was superb defensively with five digs. Yarmouth hosted Scarborough in a pivotal match Tuesday and closes at home with NYA Friday.

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The Panthers were 2-11 and ninth in the standings when the week began. NYA dropped 3-0 decisions to visiting Kennebunk last Wednesday and host Biddeford Thursday. The Panthers finish the year at Yarmouth Friday.

Cross country The curtain came down on the cross country regular season last weekend. Greely hosted Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Waynflete and Yarmouth. The Yachtsmen boys (first in the latest coaches’ poll) and girls (fifth) were both first. The Rangers boys (tied for third in the coaches’ poll) were second and the girls were third. The Clippers came in fourth on the girls’ side and fifth in the boys’ race. Individually, Falmouth’s Tim Follo won the boys’ meet in 16 minutes, 53 seconds. Greely was paced by runner-up Nate Madeira (17:08). Yarmouth’s top finisher was Braden Becker (10th, 17:59). Falmouth’s Madeline Roberts won the girls’ race in 20:47. Greely’s Kirstin Sandreuter came in third (21:17). Yarmouth was paced by

Sarah Becker (fourth, 21:23). NYA hosted Freeport, Merriconeag and Sacopee Valley. The eighth-ranked Falcons were first in the boys’ race, with the Panthers second and Merriconeag third. On the girls’ side, Merriconeag won, with Freeport the runner-up and NYA third. Individually, Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce won the boys’ race in 16 minutes. NYA’s Rudy Guiliani was runner-up (16:57). Taylor Saucier came in third (17:06). In the girls’ meet, Hillary Detert of NYA was first (20:26). Freeport’s Nina Davenport (20:43) came in second. Merriconeag was led by Jesse Saffeir (third, 21:01). Friday, Falmouth’s Community Park will be the site of the Western Maine Conference championship meet. The regional championships are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at Twin Brook in Cumberland. The state championships are Saturday, Sept. 29, also at Twin Brook. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Yarmouth MS football team gets new scoreboard

Colts win Falmouth tournament

Yarmouth High School is seeking an indoor track assistant coach and a swim assistant coach for the upcoming winter season. Harrison Middle School has openings for 7th grade and 8th grade girls’ lacrosse coaches. FMI,

Falmouth girls’ hockey team holding benefit skating party The Falmouth High girls’ ice hockey team is holding a Halloween Costume Skating Party to benefit Opportunity Skate Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Family Ice Center. There will be skating, games and crafts. There will also be a November Fun Day on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1:20-2:40 p.m., that will also benefit Opportunity Skate and the Falmouth girls’ ice hockey boosters.

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The Yarmouth Colts U-13 girls’ soccer team won the 2011 Falmouth Fall Classic Tournament. First row (left to right): Grace Cowles, Eliza Lunt, Cory Langenbach, Katie Waeldner, Ava Seid, Wells Flanagan, Alison Clark, Ally Tillotson. Second row: Coach Joel Antolini, Isabelle Christie, Johanna Hattan, Ella Antolini, Abby Condon, Meghan MacDonald, Katie Clemmer, Gretchen Barbera, head coach Erik Langenbach, Rachel Chille, coach Tony Cowles.

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Retail or Resale: Can you tell the difference? Shoppers with an eye on Monolo Blahnik shoes or a Louis Vuitton handbag may want to turn to consignment stores to realize good deals on designer duds. Consignment stores are surging in popularity all across the country. Many look the same as mainstream retailers and are taking a chunk of their business profits, too. Consignment stores no longer carry the stigma they once did. Instead of grandma prints and last, last, last seasons’ styles, fashion-forward shops now offer a selection of gently used brand-name and very often designer merchandise to a discerning clientele of shoppers. A shopper may even be able to find new items straight from a manufacturer’s warehouse. Consignment shop innovators, such as DoubleTake (, a growing chain of consignment stores on the East Coast, regularly receive merchandise directly from designers, the wardrobe departments of television shows, and from socialites and fashionistas across the country. Says owner/operator Marci Kessler, who has been in the consignment business for more than 20 years, “I never anticipated such an overwhelming response. From day one we’ve had a steady continuous stream of beautiful designer merchandise that comes from people in every imaginable situation, and because we have such a high turnover rate through fast sales in our stores, we’ve built up a base of over 10,000 regular consignors.” What is the draw to consignment? For shoppers, it’s the ability to get very good quality merchandise at a discounted price.

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Typically, consigned items will sell for 25 to 50 percent of the original retail value, although each store varies in their policy. Some stores will continue to mark down items the longer they’re in the shop. For sellers, consignment stores offer the opportunity to have their merchandise on display and receive a portion of the profits. Most stores will sell consigned items and split the profits at 40 to 60 percent. This can make it easy for individuals with closets full of items that are not in use to make some extra money. “Many women in the fashion industry or socialites need to turn over their wardrobes frequently,” offers Kessler. “These people would rather make some money than have items sit in their closets.” Consignment stores are big business. According to the Association of Resale Professionals, there are currently more than 30,000 resale, consignment and thrift shops

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Casco Baykeeper Joe Payne received a Hero award from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., president of the international environmental advocacy organization Waterkeeper Alliance, at the annual gathering of Waterkeepers. Kennedy recognized Payne’s 20 years of service as Casco Baykeeper working on behalf of Maine’s coastal waters. Payne is the secondlongest-serving Waterkeeper. Main Street Bath was recognized by the Main Downtown Center with an



award for an Outstanding Image Campaign for downtown Bath. The award was presented at the Vital Maine Communities Conference to Main Street Bath for excellence in marketing Bath’s downtown through a 32-page supplement in DownEast Magazine. Carolyn Ouellette, Director of the Maine Office of Tourism, accepted the award on behalf of Main

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Pumpkin Carving. It’s pumpkin time at the farm! Join us to carve jack-o-lanterns, roast pumpkin seeds, and learn about this versatile vegetable. $5 PP.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3 – 6 pm FREE Beer Tasting. Join us at the Market for a complimentary tasting of beers and ales from Otter Creek Brewing Company. FMI, call the Market & Welcome Center at 688-4539.

recreation EVERY TUESDAY, 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 (education@ or call the Education Department 688-4800.

EVERY FRiDAY, 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.

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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,

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Street Bath, whose mission is to preserve and promote downtown Bath by working with every segment of the community. Maine McDonald’s owner/operator Gary L. Eckmann of Hampden, was recently honored by the Portland Ronald McDonald House with its prestigious Heart of Gold award. Eckmann was recognized for more than 20 years of service to the Maine Ronald McDonald Houses at the 19th annual Portland Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. Over the years Eckmann has served as a member of the Bangor Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors, was a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine and has served for many years as president of its Board of Trustees and as the Charities Grant Administrator. “The Fish House Door,� a picture book written by Robert F. Baldwin, illustrated by Astrid Sheckels and published by Islandport Press of Yarmouth, received the Children’s Book Award for the 2011 Maine Literary Awards from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at a recent ceremony. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, was awarded the 2011 Base Redevelopment Leadership Award by the Association of Defense Communities. The award is given in recognition of an individual from a closed or realigned

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base whose leadership efforts were essential to the success of a base redevelopment project. The award was presented at a special ceremony held during the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va. Levesque has led the redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station into Brunswick Landing, a high-tech business campus focusing on aviation, renewable energy, advanced composites and education. Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. of Cundy’s Harbor and Topsham received three gold SOFI Awards for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation. The company picked up the Best in Show award with a Gold award for Best Product Line. The Orr’s Island Oyster Stew won a Gold award in the Outstanding Soup, Stew, Bean or Chili category. And the Lobster Risotto on the Half Shell won a Gold award in the Outstanding Perishable Foodservice Product category. Award-winners were selected from more than 2,200 gourmet product entries in 33 categories by a national panel of specialty food buyers. Residential Resources of Maine, a provider of support services for individuals with disabilities, named Michael White of Portland as its employee of the year. White, a direct support professional who has served in the same group home for

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October 13, 2011 from previous page 14 years, also received an Honorable Mention award as DSP of The Year by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. Phil Dube of South Portland, a member of the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, was recently presented with the Unsung Hero Award by District Governor Gary Spears at a recent Club meeting. The award is given in recognition of individuals who always go the extra mile behind the scenes and volunteering whenever the Club needs a helping hand. Dube has been an active member of the Club since 1970 and has also been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. The Brunswick Downtown Association hosted the 5th Annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival and featured more than 90 artists’ works in a juried fine art and craft exhibit. Judges awarded more than $1,250 in cash prizes for Best in Show, BDA People’s Choice and first place ribbons in several categories. Award-winners were as follows: Best in Show, Diana Boyle; BDA’s Choice, Joseph Cousins; Recipients of First Place

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NYA class of 1961 celebrate 50 years


Members of North Yarmouth Academy’s class of 1961, pictured here, recently celebrated their 50th reunion. Former classmates gathered for a campus tour and reception at the home of newly installed NYA Head of School Brad Choyt, followed by a luncheon at the Royal River Grillhouse.

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FALMOUTH — Falmouth High School sailing team members Tily Milburn and Anna Morin recently competed in the Becton Cup: Maine State Women’s Double-Handed Championship and Maine Maritime Academy Women’s Downeast Double-Handed Invitation Regatta held near Castine. The team sailed against students from high schools in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Milburn and Morin finished in second place overall for the two regattas. The team will next compete in the Wolfboro Bay Challenge, hosted by Brewster Academy and NESSA Fall Fun Fest for the Geekman Trophy on the Charles River Basin at the Boston Community Boating Center.

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Arts Calendar

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

Sonya Tomlinson, and Zoe Weil, 7:30 p.m., free, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, hosted by The Telling Room,, 774-6064.

Durham Community School PTA, seeking crafters, business owners for a fair on Nov. 19 at the Durham Community School Gymnasium, 654 Hallowell Road, $20 for 8-foot table, proceeds support field trip funding, FMI, Nancy Decker at orc95@, 751-1323 or Laurel Gervais at

Joyce Stoddard Adrian, author of memoir “Now I’ve Seen Everything: Growing up in Maine in the 1940s and 1950s,” 2 p.m., Methodist Church, Upper Methodist Road, West Cumberland, sponsored by West Cumberland Community Club.

Freeport Historical Society, seeking 6-8 actors for its “Ghosts of Freeport’s Past” event held Oct. 21-22, 27-29, FMI, Katie,, 865-3170. Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization, seeking food vendors, artists, street goods vendors and nonprofits for the We Love Munjoy Hill Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at East End Community School, applications at munjoyhill. org.

Books, Authors Thursday 10/13 Book Talk, with Jane Brox, Author of “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light,” 7 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822. Writers in Process: Bringing the literary world to NYA and Yarmouth, visiting writers’series, with Lily King, author of “Father of the Rain,” “The English Teacher,” 7-8 p.m., reading and book signing, open to public, Higgins Hall, NYA, 168 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423,

Friday 10/14 Book Sale at Prince Memorial Library, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; and “Buck-A-Bag” 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 until all books are sold, Prince Memorial Library, Main Street, Cumberland. Slant Storytelling Series, with speakers Aimee Bessire, Claude Rwaganje, Jim Morse, Patty Hagge,

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Ken Volk, author of “Don’t Look Back ‘cause there’s nobody there!” 10:30–11:30 a.m., book reading and signing, free, open to the public, Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. Used Book Sale at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday special $3 per bag of books, bring your own bag, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Tuesday 10/18 ”Books as Bridges:” Children’s Literature and Anti-Racism Education, panel discussion led by Anne Sibley O’Brien and Krista Aronson, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, hosted by Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth,, 7816321. Port Veritas, Open Mic with Derek Avila, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland, $3 suggested donation, FMI, Gil, 400-7543. ”Songs of Trial and Triumph:” The Child Ballads, with instrumentalist Brian Peters, presented by Seanachie Nights, 7-9 p.m., $12 suggested donation, Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, FMI, Lynne Cullen, 253-0288.

Films Thursday 10/13 “In Good Time,” the Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, by Portland filmmaker Huey, Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Center, Bedford St., USM Portland, $10, 6:30 p.m. Jazz performance by USM


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School of Music students, 7 p.m. screening, talk with filmmaker to follow.

Friday 10/14 “Journey of the Universe,” film and discussion, 7-9 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, 797-7240.

Saturday 10/15 Banned Book Film Festival, ”To Kill a Mockingbird,”1:30 p.m. screening, Saturdays, through October, free and open to the public, Lower Level Meeting Room 5, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.

Sunday 10/16 “The Boys of St. Columb’s,” film screening and lecture with writer and film producer Maurice Fitzpatrick, 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, FMI, Vinny O’Malley, 232-2001.

Monday 10/17 “Orbit(film),” 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Oct. 19; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, $8 adult/ $6 ages 12 and under, USM’s Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth Road, Portland, co-presented by SPACE Gallery, FMI, tickets, 774-4801,

Thursday 10/20 “Damnationland:” The Way Life Should Bleed, premiere of short Maine-made horror films, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Temple St., Portland, films, tickets, show times at

Galleries Thursday 10/13 Lori Ingraham: “Foliage,” and Harry Nadler (1930- 1990): “Sightings,” 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Dec. 4, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 7812620,

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Cimarron Project brings Afro-Cuban music and dance to Portland The Cimarron Project, a six-person ensemble showcasing Afro-Cuban music and dance in its most traditional form, is coming to Portland on Saturday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 9 p.m., with a special performance with Cimarron’s lead dancer in a masquerade with Oscar Mokeme, Nigerian Chieftain and Director of the Portland Museum of African Culture at 9:30 p.m. Music begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the show, held at the Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Contributed

alumni and community members, 5:30–7:30 p.m., free admission, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland.

Wednesday 10/19 Yarmouth Art Festival, juried show of painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, Oct. 19-22, artists’ reception, Thursday 5:30-8 p.m.; weekdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road,Yarmouth, FM I , s t b a r t s y a r m o u t h . o rg.

Friday 10/21 “The Artisans Collective,” mixed media group exhibit and sale, 5-7 p.m. public reception, Royal Bean, 18 Yarmouth Crossing Dr., off Main Street, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-7967.

Saturday 10/22 Maine Artisans Exhibit, 9 a.m.-3 American Legion Road, Falmouth, 712-2788.

and Crafters p.m., Falmouth Hall, 65 Depot Rita Pomarico,

Museums 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,

Friday 10/14 The Creole Choir of Cuba, 8 p.m., $36-$46, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, presented by Portland Ovations, tickets, porttix. com, or Merrill box office, 842-0800. Rhiannon Giddens and Sxip Shirey: Sonic New York, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $23 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 7611757,

Saturday 10/15 The Cimarron Project, Afro-Cuban music and performance, 9:30 p.m., $10, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Lovewhip, 9 p.m., $5, 21+, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St., 8280549, Open Stage Coffee House, 7 p.m., free, Freeport Community Library Meeting Room, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, FMI, Eric Bryant, or 865-0052.

Monday 10/17 “An Evening with John Hiatt,” $70-$80, 7 p.m. opening, 8 p.m. show, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough,, 774-4527.

Tuesday 10/18 Spin Doctors, 7 p.m., $15 advanced/ $18 door/ $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990,

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Thursday 10/20

The 2011 Photo Fund Event: “A Talk by William Wegman,” presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Madeleine de Sinéty: Photographs,” to benefit the museum’s Photography Fund, 6-8 p.m., $25 adult/$5 students, raffle of Madeleine de Sinéty photograph, Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland, 775-6148.

Amos Lee, 7:30 p.m., $35 and $25, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Civic Center Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or

Thursday 10/13 David Berkeley, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 7611757, Noonday Concerts, Music of Brahms, Faure, Britten and Dvorak, 12:15 p.m., free and open to the public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, FMI, Carol Eaton Elowe, 729-5974. Forecaster 12 X

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Friday 10/21 Portland Early Music Festival, with 15 Early Music Specialists, through Oct. 23, Memorial Hall, Woodford’s Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 775-3356, schedule at

Saturday 10/22 Taylor’s Grove, American roots music, 3 p.m., free, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660, sponsored by Friends of the South Portland Public Library, FMI, 767-7660.

Theater & Dance ”Bad Dates,” comedy presented by Good Theater, Sept. 28-Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, $15; 7 p.m.

Thursdays, $20; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, $20; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; and 3 p.m. matinee Saturday, Oct. 15, $20; St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883

”Hansel & Gretel,” presented by Maine State Ballet, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22; 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, $15, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,, 781-3587.

“The Jungle Book,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Oct. 14-23; Fridays 4 p.m., Saturdays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays 4 p.m., $8-$9, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231,

”The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre, Oct. 6-23; Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m., $22 adults / $20 students and seniors, pay-what-you-can Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993,

”The Long Voyage Home:” Sea Plays of Eugene O’Neill, presented by AIRE, the American Irish Repertory Ensemble, Oct. 12-16, Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 p.m., and Sunday 7 p.m., $12, The StudioTheater at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 799-5327,

”The Morini Strad,” presented by Portland Stage Company, daily performances Sept. 27 - Oct. 23, tickets $15-$39, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, for tickets and showtimes, 774-0465,

”Snow White,” presented by The Theatre Company at Falmouth, Oct. 21-23, 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, tickets at door, $5 students and seniors/ $7 adults, Falmouth High School Theater, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth,

”Thom Pain (Based on Nothing): Dark Nights” presented by Mad Horse Theater, Oct. 10-19; 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 8993993 or

”Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Sept. 23-Oct. 8, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m., $21.99, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 7996509,

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Top picks: Laura Kargul and ‘Sleepy Hollow’ By Scott Andrews The fall season’s artistic offerings continue in full force this week with a variety of happenings. My personal pick of this weekend’s events is the annual October appearance of classical pianist Laura Kargul, a longtime professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. She’s appearing this Friday in Gorham in the Spotlight Series, which features the school’s faculty. Portland Ballet will reprise one of its original terpsichorean creations on Saturday with two performances of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at a new venue, the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Denny Breau, a 10-time honoree of the Maine Country Music Association and the youngest inductee of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, will perform Saturday in an archetypal country venue: the Saco River Grange Hall in Bar Mills.

Laura Kargul Among my personal favorite events of the fall season is the almost-annual concert given by pianist Laura Kargul in the Spotlight Series of the University of Southern Maine School of Music. She’s the top piano prof at the school, plus she’s passionate about performing the Romantic repertoire, a sub-genre of classical music that flourished in the 1800s. Her personal favorite is Franz Liszt, Hungarian-born virtuoso performer and composer who was a musical rock star of his age in the capitals of 19th-century Europe. He’s also the archetype of the 19th-century hero: Most of his voluminous output was written for his own performances and he is credited with making the solo recital an important feature of the cultural landscape. Technically speaking, his style is characterized by bold harmonic experimentation and the use of recurring musical motives that thematically pervade his compositions. On Oct. 22, the musical world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Liszt’s birth with concerts and other performances. Here in southern Maine, the big celebration will be Kargul’s all-Liszt concert this Friday. Kargul will perform solo piano selections including the stunning, poetic masterpiece “Blessing of God in Solitude” and the virtuosic tour de force, the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12. Kargul will also present several of Liszt’s piano transcriptions of works by other composers including the monumental “Liebestod” of Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann’s “Widmung” and the dazzling opera paraphrase of “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti.


A romantic triangle plus a headless horseman are among the salient features of Portland Ballet’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” which will be performed twice on Saturday at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.

A resident of Freeport, Kargul has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, adjudicator, lecturer and master class technician throughout Europe and the U.S. plus Canada and the West Indies. Her solo performances have been greeted with critical acclaim in venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Diligentia Theater in Den Haag, the Schleswig-Holstein and Nordhessen music festivals in Germany, Evian Music Festival in France and the Lesvos Arts Festival in Greece. Known especially for her performances of Liszt, she is one of very few artists ever invited to perform a full recital on the composer’s own Bechstein piano at the Liszt-Haus in Weimar, Germany. She has also released a solo CD of his transcriptions, “Liszt and Ravel: Transcriptions for Piano.” Kargul has been the director of the keyboard program at USM since 1989. Audience members will be enlightened and entertained by her comments from the stage. Catch this wonderful concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at Corthell Hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus. Call the music box office at 780-5555.

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween is quickly approaching, so a headless horseman seems like a natural way to anticipate the occasion.

But a headless ballet dancer? Well, perhaps you should check out “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” an original terpsichorean creation of Portland Ballet which will be performed twice on Saturday in Westbrook. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” premiered in the 2010 season and features original choreography by Nell Shipman and original music by Kirt Mosier, written on special commission. A live orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, will accompany both performances of this classic ballet. The ballet is based on the famous tale of the same name, published by American author Washington Irving in 1820. The story takes place in a town in New York called Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane is a very nervous and superstitious schoolteacher. He is in love with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. But so is a romantic rival: Brom Bones. Katrina apparently loves Ichabod, but she also seems attracted to Brom Bones. It’s a classic romantic triangle, and something has to give. What happens is totally surprising. One evening after a party at the Van Tassels’ home, Ichabod is pursued by the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a soldier who had his head shot off in a long-ago battle and now haunts the area. Ichabod disappears and Katrina marries Brom Bones. Was Brom Bones really the Headless Horseman who chased off his rival? Or did Ichabod’s overly vivid imagination simply run amok? You decide. The part of Ichabod Crane will be reprised by dancer Derek Clifford. The part of Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman will be danced by Joseph Jefferies. Jen Jones will portray Katrina Van Tassel. There’s a supporting cast of about two dozen. Portland Ballet presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the new Westbrook Performing Arts Center (at the middle school at 471 Stroudwater St.) twice on Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Denny Breau

The Saco River Grange Hall, former center of agriculture and old-time rural culture in Bar Mills, is one of Maine’s homiest arts centers. So it’s doubly appropriate that Saturday’s featured performer is one of the Pine Tree State’s favorite musicians. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Denny Breau has been honored by the Maine Country Music Association 10 times: Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and eight times as Instrumentalist of the Year. He’s also the youngest inductee of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing things with a six-string guitar. At first he’ll draw an audience into his musical world with a finely arranged melody, and then slides effortlessly into scorching finger work that sets ears aflame. Lighting-fast guitar lines are balanced with guitar work with a quiet intimacy that wraps tenderly around carefully crafted songs. Breau mixes genres with ease: folk, Delta blues, country and jazz. Plus he’s an engaging storyteller. For Saturday’s concert he’ll be accompanied by a flutist and bass guitarist. Catch Denny Breau at the Saco River Grange Hall (29 Salmon Falls Road in the Bar Mills village of Buxton) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Call 929-6472.


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Greater Portland Benefits


Thursday 10/13

Thu. 10/13 Thu. 10/13 Tue. 10/18 Wed. 10/19


“Evening in Spain” Dinner Auction benefiting McAuley Residence, 6-9 p.m., $50 tickets, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Western Ave., Portland, tickets at or 879-3486.

8 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m.

Community Development Committee Long Range Planning Advisory Committee School Board Falmouth Economic Improvement Comm.


Cumberland Thu. 10/13 Tue. 10/18

Friday 10/14

7 p.m. Adjustments and Appeals 7 p.m. Planning Board


Thu. 10/13 6:30 p.m. Shellfish Commission FCC Tue. 10/18 7:30 a.m. Traffic and Parking Tue. 10/18 7 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 10/18 7 p.m. Town Council Wed. 10/19 6:30 p.m. Recycling / Solid Waste



Lasagna Dinner, All-You-Can-Eat, to benefit Snowlion Repertory Company, 5-7 p.m., by donation, Steve & Renee’s Diner, 500 Washington Ave., Portland, FMI, snowlionrep. org, 518-9305.

Saturday 10/15


Bake/Craft Sale, to benefit HART, Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., outside Falmouth Walmart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, donations of food and crafts appreciated, FMI, 829-4116.

Thu. 10/13 6:30 p.m. Recycling Committee Mon. 10/17 6 p.m. Operations Committee Tue. 10/18 7 p.m. Shellfish Committee Wed. 10/19 6:30 p.m. Bicycle and Pedestrian Sub-Committee

North Yarmouth Tue. 10/18

”Chain Stitch Event Knit-in,” work on knitting, crocheting and sewing projects to support FCS Holiday Helpline, 12-4 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, ”Chocolate to the Rescue,” fundraiser for Friends of Feral Felines, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., chocolate treats, sale and open house, Thrifty Kitty Thrift Store, 651 Forest Ave., Portland, FMI, or 797-3014.

7 p.m. Selectmen

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Sunday 10/16 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Monument Square, Portland, FMI, 1-800-227-2345 or stridesonline. Farm To Farm Ultra Run, fundraiser supports conservation, locally-grown food, long-distance road-running event, 50 Mile, 50K, 25K, 50K Relay, 50-Mile Relay options, and 1K Kids Run, starts and finishes at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, harvest festival on race day, with hayride, end of race BBQ, beer tent, $5 advance meal tickets, $10

door, FMI,

tickets at YCS, 846-2406, or at door.

Reiche International 5k Road Race and Colossal Community Yard Sale, to benefit school enrichment programs, 9:30 a.m. road race, register at reicheinternational. com; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. yard sale-flea market, Reiche School community center gym, Brackett St., Portland, to donate items for yard sale, email

Thursday 10/20

Wednesday 10/19 Harvest Dinner, Yarmouth Community Garden, with silent auction and raffle, proceeds support next year’s garden, 5-7:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages under 12, Yarmouth High School, East Main St., Yarmouth,

The Ski Boot and Stiletto Challenge, to benefit Lift Up Foundation, Stepping Stones and Fight PLGA, 5 p.m. Women’s Race in 3 inch stilettos, no wedges or straps; Men’s Race in Ski Boots; team challenges, prizes, music, more, $30 individual/ $75 team, DiMillo’s On the Water, off Commercial St., Portland, rain date Oct. 27, register,, FMI, Amanda Wozich, 461-0055.

Friday 10/21

Live Benefit Auction, to support

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School lawn, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland, rain date Sunday, Oct. 16, FMI, Tina Mikkelsen, 874-8260.

Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, FMI, Pam Lemieux, 797-4494.

Dress for Success Southern Maine’s Fall sale and fundraiser, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., open to the public, Millcreek Shopping Plaza, 185 Ocean St., South Portland, 780-1686,

Greely Homecoming Celebration weekend, to benefit Greely Football Boosters, 8-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. childrens activities, Commons cafeteria, Greely High School, Cumberland, jguidi@

Empty Bowl Supper, to benefit Project FEED, hosted by Altrusa International, 4:30-7 p.m., $10 donation for meal and bowl, Woodford’s

Deering Players Benefit Costume Sale, fundraiser for drama club activities, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Deering High




Yard Sale, to benefit Sandpiper Children’s Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S.

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Community Calendar from previous page church missions, 6 p.m. viewing; 7 p.m. live auction, with auctioneer Harold Sutherland, food available for purchase, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 799-1413, The Rat Pack, tribute concert to benefit CASA, with Mickey Joseph as Joey Bishop, Drew Anthony as Dean Martin, Kenny Jones as Sammy Davis, Jr., and Brian Duprey as Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m., $45/ $35, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-745-3000,

Bulletin Board Haunted Hayrides, Oct. 13-16, 2023, 27-30; $13 adults/ $9 ages 6-12, next to Scarborough Downs, Payne Road, Scarborough, reservations 885-5935.

Thursday 10/13 District Four City Council Candidate Meet and Greet with Democratic candidate Zeke Callanan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The New Venue, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, open to all, FMI, SPHS Building Committee Open House on high school renovation, 6:30 p.m., SPHS cafeteria, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, FMI, Maria Sorensen, 871-0555.

Friday 10/14 Eggs & Issues, Portland Regional Chamber, with U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, 7-9 a.m., $17 members/

$27 non-members, Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register, or 772-2811.

Saturday 10/15 New Gloucester Community Fair, 8-10 a.m. pancake breakfast, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., fair, admission, parking free/ by donation, New Gloucester Fairgrounds, 106 Bald Hill Road, SMCC Fall Campus Open House, 11-3:30 p.m., open to public, with faculty and current students, Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, 741-5500,

Tuesday 10/18 Oktoberfest Celebration, with German music, 2 p.m., open to public, Scarborough Terrace, 600 Commerce Dr., Scarborough, seating limited, reservations, Elizabeth, 885-5568. Portland Indie Biz Awards, 6:3010 p.m., with live music, auction, cash bar, free admission for members, $5 public, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,

Thursday 10/20 “Fishes and Loaves,” discussion on the Maine coast and its changing ecology and economy; Thursdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, with films visiting experts, Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-5880.

Friday 10/21 Freeport Woman’s Club, tour of

Bowdoin College Art Museum, 10:30 a.m. meet in the parking lot of Freeport Community Library, 12:15 lunch included, $13, reservations, Elizabeth Duckworth, 899-4435, non-members welcome.

Dining Out Saturday 10/15 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 799-1413.

Sunday 10/16 Soup and Cider Day, sponsored by North Yarmouth Historical Society, 12-3 p.m., Old Town House, U.S. Route 9, North Yarmouth, food donations, volunteers welcome,

Thursday 10/20 Harvest on the Harbor, food and wine festival, Oct. 20-22, Ocean Gateway, Portland, 21+, tickets to events at Lasagna Dinner, 12 p.m., $5-$7 suggested donation, Senior Dining Community Cafe, Cummings Center, 134 Congress St., Suite 2, Portland, reservations at 878-3285.

Gardens & Outdoors Tuesday 10/18 Foreside Garden Club Meeting, “preparation and use of herbal vinegars and oils,” 7 p.m., $3 materials fee, open to public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road,

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McAuley Open House Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1pm

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Saturday 10/22

Health & Support

Riverton Neighborhood Walk, 1K, 5K or 10K routes, map-guided family-friendly walk, free, non-competitive, register 8:30-11:30 a.m., must finish by 2:30 p.m., Riverton Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, sponsored by the Southern Maine Volkssport Association and Portland Recreation,

Friday 10/14

Getting Smarter

“Experiencing Contemplative and Centering Prayer,” with Fr. Carl Arico, Oct. 14-16; 5:30 p.m. Friday, public talk, supper, free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday “Taste of Silence: A Retreat on Centering Prayer,” $50; 9:30 a.m. Sunday guest speaker at service, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, register,

Thursday 10/13

Saturday 10/15

“Annuities and Your Retirement,” seminar hosted by Seth Cheikin, AAMS, Financial Advisor, free, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Edward Jones, 251 US Rt. 1, Falmouth Shopping Center, 2nd floor, Falmouth, Carole Vreeland, 781-5057.

Kids First Program, workshop for parents in separation or divorce, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709,

Sunday 10/16

How To Make Social Media Work for Your Business: Learn to set up pages on major social media networks, 9-11:30 a.m., 6-9 p.m., $35, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist meditation in Portland, instruction, discussion and reading, five Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 16-Nov. 13, $50 course fee, registration required at 774-6986 or

Sunday 10/16

Tuesday 10/18

Planning Financial Outcomes Workshop, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, open to public, lunch, childcare included, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by the church Planned Giving committee, reservations, 846-3773.

Portland Public Health Flu Vaccine Clinic, walk-in, 2-6 p.m., $10/ insurance, MaineCare, Medicare accepted, St. Pius X Parish Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, offered by City of Portland, Flu Hotline, 8748946 or health.asp.

Thursday 10/20

Wednesday 10/19

E2Tech Forum, ”Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine,” panel discussion, 7:15-9:30 a.m., $15 member/ $25 nonmember, The Woodlands, off Woods Road, Falmouth, register, Hellenic Society of Maine Lecture Series, “Delphi and What it Meant to be Greek” lecture by Sarah Harrell, 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public, Room 207, Payson Smith Hall, USM Portland campus, FMI,

Lunch and Learn at the YMCA, “fundamentals of vegetarian cooking,” with chef Stephanie Hedlund, 12:30 p.m., $7, open to the public, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, must preregister, 865-9600, or stop in at YMCA front desk.

Thursday 10/20 Labyrinth Walk, 4-7:30 p.m., by donation, open to public, allow for 30

minutes, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, 772-7421.

Saturday 10/22 “Twilight in the Park,” public memorial candle ceremony to honor veterans and other loved ones, hosted by Hospice of Southern Maine, 5:30 p.m., foot bridge at Deering Oaks Park, Portland, 2893640, hospiceofsouthernmaine. org.

Just for Seniors The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800427-7411 Ext. 521.

Thursday 10/20 AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.1:30 p.m., $12 AARP members/ $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, register, Phil Chin, 846-0858.

Kids and Family Stuff Saturday 10/15 Skillin School Pumpkin Festival, pumpkins, games and treats, 12-4 p.m., rain or shine, proceeds support the Skillin Elementary School PTA, Skillin Elementary School, 180 Wescott Road, South Portland, FMI,

Sunday 10/16 Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, free to public, marking fourth annual Step-Up for Kids Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland,

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Falmouth from page 1 overboard, saying sex offenders couldn’t live within five miles of a school,” he said. “So that way, they couldn’t live in the town at all.” A state law, passed in 2009, allows towns to restrict where sex offenders can live, but only within certain criteria. Towns can only limit residency, and cannot impose fees or require registrations. The maximum distance allowed under the law is 750 feet and towns cannot force those who already live within that distance to leave the area when an ordinance is passed. The town lists 28 public parks on its website, although it is unclear which of these parks would be included under the proposed ordinance’s definition of “property where children are the primary users, including, without limitation, playgrounds and athletic fields.” “It’s not just open space, because adults use that as well,” Tolan said. He said police would focus on people living near the school campus, day-care centers and the town’s sports fields. Anyone who failed to register as a sex offender with the town, and moved into a home within the restricted areas, would be charged a $500 per day fine. lists only two sex of- Comment on this story at:

fenders living in Falmouth, one on Gray Road, the other on Ledgewood Drive. The Maine Sex Offender Registry reveals a third offender in Falmouth, but the crime for which he was convicted – possession of child pornography – would not have qualified him for restrictions under the proposed ordinance. The towns of Buxton and Sebago both have ordinances restricting residency for sex offenders, but the cities of Bangor and Portland have both failed to approve similarly proposed ordinances. The Maine Civil Liberties Union opposed the proposed ordinance in Portland, and the city’s Public Safety Committee rejected the measure last year.


Some Falmouth town councilors have indicated they would support the chief’s proposal. “I would most likely support this (sex offender) ordinance to protect our children,” Councilor Bonny Rodden said prior to Wednesday’s council meeting, where the proposal was scheduled to be introduced. Councilor Fred Chase said he has no sympathy for sex offenders, and that, if a residency restriction is all the council can do, he would support it. Councilor Chris Orestis also said he is in favor of setting the restrictions. “The police chief would have my support 100 percent on that,” he said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.


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restraint and seclusion. “What we’ve got here is pretty fantastic,” Smith Howard said of the proposed rule changes. “It’s better than a majority of other states.” However, she said she would have liked to have seen the new rules prohibit schools from including restraint in a student’s individual education plan, or IEP. Currently, schools can include restraint as part of a student’s plan, and Smith Howard said that can result in “planned” restraints, something disability rights advocates would like to see disappear. Some members of the stakeholder group also fought to include reporting requirements, which would have schools report the number of restraints performed and how many students were restrained every year. “So, that way (the DOE) could figure out, does a school have a problem, and if it is a problem, why is that the case,” Smith

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Howard said. Currently, Maine schools are not required to report any data about restraint and seclusion of students. Other states, such as Connecticut and Texas, do require this kind of reporting. Smith Howard said the members of the stakeholder group supported the reporting requirements, but that the DOE did not want to require it. She said her group would lobby the Legislature to include the requirement in the rules it will review and ultimately approve, likely in the next session. The DRC, which frequently represents parents when they file a complaint about the use of restraint and seclusion, also pushed to include a formal complaint process in the new rules. “We’ve had 50 complaints in the last two years,” Smith Howard said, adding that in the past two weeks alone the DRC has received six restraint- or seclusion-related complaints from parents. She pointed to budget cuts, which have forced districts to lay off the ed techs who work one-on-one with disabled students or those with behavior problems, as part of the problem. Deb Davis, a Falmouth resident, stakeholder group member and parent of a child who experienced seclusion and restraint, said she has had several parents call her since she began advocating for students. “In one story, a mom’s son was in seclusion for five hours,” Davis said. “Even though it’s not in the news, it’s happening every day. There are kids being hurt.” She said she is cautiously optimistic that the DOE will accept the recommendations the group put together. “I do think we worked really hard to protect kids,” Davis said. Once the DOE puts together its proposed changes and presents them to the education commissioner, the public will have 30 days to comment before a legislative committee takes up the issue. DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin said the department is not ready to comment on the proposed changes, since the stakeholder group only finished meeting last week. However, he said there would be multiple public hearings, probably in November and December, on the rule changes before they’re sent to the Legislature, followed by legislative hearings next year. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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Funding from page 1 see a $245,000 reduction in funding, a 10.6 percent loss over last year’s nearly $2.3 million subsidy. Scarborough will also see a reduction, but of only $2,300, an almost negligible 0.04 percentage drop from last year’s $4.7 million subsidy. Chebeague Island may see a drop of $3,800, a 2.6 percent reduction. Other districts will likely see increases in state aid. Portland is estimated to see a nearly $1.2 million increase; South Port-

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up from the beginner level to the top open champion level. She placed first in regionals in New England and third in the national competition for 8-yearolds. Although she had met the qualifications necessary to participate in the world competition, 10 is the youngest age a person can be to compete in the worlds. Emma’s sisters, who help hone her performance, are open champions as well. Irish dancing can be a physically demanding pursuit, Joe Fitzpatrick noted.

land, nearly $623,000, and RSU 1, which covers the towns of Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg and Woolwich, is estimated to see a $904,000 increase. Some districts may see more modest increases. SAD 75, which includes Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham, could see a $408,000 increase; Brunswick, $244,000; SAD 51, which covers Cumberland and North Yarmouth, $118,000, and Yarmouth, $68,000. While at first glance, Falmouth’s projected increase of $1.6 million seems to top the list of increases, the district’s finance

“I’ve coached sports and looked at sports, (and) I’ve never seen anything like what these girls go through in terms of ... lifting your own body weight,” he said. “And the blisters: (Emma) came home the other night, and her heels were just kind of shredded, because she’s working so hard to get ready for the (November) regionals.” Emma practices about three to four times a week, which before a competition can stretch to seven days a week and sometimes several hours at a time, all year round. “The amount of time they have to put into Irish dance to make it to this kind of level ... they give up an awful lot of other



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director, Dan O’Shea, said the increase is attributed to a new elementary school that opened this year, paid for by state funds. “These figures don’t take into account any current-year enrollment changes – which will show increases over last year and should mean additional funds – or other adjustments, so we need to look at it with caution,” O’Shea said. The state’s share of interest on the bond for the $37.7 million Falmouth Elementary

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things,” Joe Fitzpatrick said. He noted that the world championship “is kind of like (Emma’s) Olympics. For her to reach her goal at 10 will allow her, when she goes to high school, to play some other sports, maybe, and cut back on this a little bit.” Emma is by herself on a stage at the big competitions, scrutinized by a panel of judges and watched by an audience of hundreds who must remain quiet. “It’s terrifying when you’re up there by yourself,” Molly Fitzpatrick said. “I give Emma a lot of props, because as a 10-year-old, it takes a lot to go out there

School is estimated at $1.6 million. “So essentially, (it means) flat funding for Falmouth with that factor removed,” O’Shea said. This is only the second year the DOE has released preliminary estimates aimed at assisting schools in the budget process. The numbers could change before they are finalized, depending largely on enrollment and whether the Legislature makes additional changes to the funding formula. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

and put yourself out there and be confident, and she does that very well.” “They’re looking at your arms, your feet, your eyes,” Joe Fitzpatrick said. “Your eyes are supposed to stay straight ahead, your arms are frozen at your side, and you’re just moving from the waist down.” When under that most critical of spotlights, Emma said, “everything around the room kind of just goes away. I think of how I’m going to get through the dances, and what it takes to push myself. ... I try and do my best to make sure everything’s right. Everything goes away, and I just think about dancing.” Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.


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