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

Vol. 25, No. 44

Walmart gets town OK for Falmouth expansion By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — The Planning Board gave final approval Tuesday night to Walmart’s plans to expand at 206 Route 1. The new design will expand the existing 92,000-square-foot

store to a 124,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter. The site plan includes a large garden section, pharmacy, and grocery store, and will require demolition of the existing Regal Cinemas.

Walmart’s attorney, Phil Saucier, agreed to address the majority of the issues, although he drew the line at connecting a proposed sidewalk to Route 1. Saucier and Senior Planner Ethan Croce noted that the

A new bus shelter is also part of the plan. Planning Board members expressed some concern about sidewalks, excessive signs, additional shrubbery and changes to parking lot lighting. But

Habitat seeks wider pool of owners for Freeport homes

the people of Chebeague Island with you.” He did not disclose a reason for his resignation and could not

By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Six residents who sued the town and developers to block the planned McKearney Village subdivision off Hillside Road have withdrawn their complaint. Plaintiffs Bruce and Suzanne Jones, Mary Dowd, Carroll Dunn, and Greg and Kara Salvadore on Aug. 25 appealed the Planning Board’s approval of the project in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland. But Suzanne Jones this week said it was too expensive to try to fight the project. Their civil lawsuit was dropped on Oct. 30. “We believe we have a good case, but we do not have the financial resources to battle the town of Yarmouth and the developer Peter Benard through a lengthy appeal process,” Jones said Monday in an email. She said the residents still believe their concerns about the density of the project, and its impact on wetlands and public safety are valid. But funding “is a major hurdle that we cannot overcome.” “The pockets of individuals cannot compete with those of big business,” Jones said. “It seems all too true that ordinary citizens really can’t fight City Hall.” The plaintiffs wanted the court to reverse the Planning

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A sign advertises of one of two Habitat homes available to firsttime home buyers in Freeport.

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Women Build participants work on floor joists for the third Habitat for Humanity home on South Street in Freeport last weekend.

residents purchasing a home through the Maine State Housing Authority’s First Home program. The other home will go to a family that meets the sweat-equity requirements of the traditional Habitat for

Humanity program. According to Stephen Bolton, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, the organization started to get applications from families with much

higher income levels about five or six years ago. “We knew it was difficult, but didn’t realize how difficult until the applications started See page 37

Chebeague Island selectman resigns without explanation By Alex Lear CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will elect someone to complete the rest of Selectman Mark Dyer’s term at a Nov. 19 special Town Meeting. Index Arts Calendar.................30 Classifieds......................38 Community Calendar......32 Meetings.........................32

Dyer has served on the board since Chebeague Island became a town in 2007, and was chairman during part of that time. He was re-elected last and his term expires in 2013.

Town Administrator Eric Dyer, no relation to Mark, said the Board of Selectmen accepted Dyer’s resignation on Oct. 26. In a brief note to the board, Dyer said he has “enjoyed serving

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Neighbors drop lawsuit against subdivision

Sign of the times

By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — With the economy making it harder for people to buy homes, Habitat for Humanity has expanded its model to include first-time home buyers in addition to the traditional, lower-income families willing to work for affordable housing. Under the new guidelines, two of the three Habitat homes being built on South Street are designated for

town’s ordinances do not require Walmart to make off-site improvements. “We’re improving our site significantly and it’s starting to

INSIDE Obituaries.......................20 Opinion.............................9 Out & About....................31 People & Business.........18

Police Beat.....................16 Real Estate.....................42 School Notebook............29 Sports.............................21

Greely, Yarmouth net volleyball crowns Page 21

Consumers, some oil companies shifting toward alternative fuels Page 6

Falmouth eyes changes to water view impact rules Page 3



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Freeport athletic fields project ‘on time and on budget’ By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — The first phase of the fields and trails project on Hunter Road is on schedule and nearly complete. “Everything is on time and on budget,” said David Latulippe of Freeport Fields and Trails, a coalition of residents and business owners, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. “We are very excited about this. It is something that will serve (the community) for a long time.”

In April, the Town Council allocated $2.3 million from an excess fund balance for the recreational fields and trails project. The plan proposed by Freeport Fields and Trails was to build a multi-use complex that would include four playing fields, three baseball diamonds, plus trails for Nordic skiing and mountain biking and running. The group also proposed a recreational lodge, a turf field built by Seacoast United Soccer Club and a maintenance plan.

Paul Cunningham / For The Forecaster

Young soccer players try out the turf last week at the opening of the Hunter Road fields in Freeport, while Dave Latulippe, left, of Freeport Fields and Trails, addresses people who came out for a ribbon-cutting event. Town Councilor Rich DeGrandpre is at the right.

Town Engineer Albert Presgraves said the contractor, R.J. Grondin & Sons of Gorham, is expected to complete its work by the end of the week. The fields are completed and sodded he said, and there is water access, irrigation and electricity. “We have not finalized plans for the winter, but we do want to make sure we reduce damage caused by four-wheel-drive

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and all-terrain vehicles,” Presgraves said. “There may be a permanent or temporary gate put in to protect the fields.” Town Planner Donna Larson said she has been working with a committee to identify connector trails between the Hunter Road fields and Hedgehog Mountain trails. She said cost estimates are being created for new trails in the Hedgehog area and a grant application is due at the beginning of December, which is the target date to have the trail plans in place. “There are no specific details at this point, but we are making good progress,” she said. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

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Falmouth eyes changes to water view impact rules By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — In 2006, when the town changed its zoning ordinance to protect homeowners’ views of the ocean – even if that view was across someone else’s property – it’s likely no one realized the change would eventually pit neighbors against neighbors over who gets to see the shore through a living-room window. Thirty-six applications have been submitted to the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals since the rules were changed to prevent homeowners from putting additions on their houses if those additions had a “significant impact” on a neighbor’s water view. Of those, 26 were approved outright, four were approved after some changes were made to the plans, and six were denied. “That is a higher rate of denial than our typical rate,” board Chairman Jay Meyer told the Town Council on Oct. 24. The board wants the council to consider changing or eliminating the pertinent section of the zoning ordinance because its members believe the rule is ambiguous. They have offered a variety of options for councilors to consider, including a mathematical formula that would determine someone’s view impact, utilizing the state’s definition of view impact from cell phone tower and wind turbine impact laws, and outright repeal of the section. “We can do better,” board member Jonathan Berry said. “We’re pitting neighbor against neighbor without any objective criteria.” Berry said that when the board deliberates and votes on these questions, its decisions are rarely unanimous. The larger issue, he said, is that these disputes affect relationships within the neighborhoods, and could eventually draw a lawsuit against the town. “This has created far too much acrimony between neighbors. It’s really unnecessary,” Berry said. No one knows that better than Councilor Chris Orestis. Orestis and his wife bought a house on Ayers Court near Town Landing in 2003. He said they specifically asked the code enforcement officer how much they would be able to expand the house in the future.

Correction A photograph with the Oct. 27 story “Yarmouth begins dam discussions” should have identified the executive director of Maine Rivers as Landis Hudson.

“He gave it to us in writing. He said that the house still had a 30 percent allowance left for expansion,” Orestis said. But that was before the town changed the rules. Orestis applied to expand the home in 2009. “We did everything we were supposed to do. We reached out to the neighbors, showed them our plans ... we hired an assessor to come in and analyze our cost and analyze the impact on views from different locations,” he said. When he showed up at the zoning board meeting, though, Orestis found the room full of his neighbors. They came with charts, photographs and drawings. They gave emotional testimony for more than an hour, he said. Orestis’ plan for expansion was unanimously denied. “After that, neighbors kept asking my wife when we were going to move,” he said. “They weren’t threatening, but they

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were suggesting we move on.” So they sold their house and left. Since then, Orestis said he has heard from residents who had similar experiences. Zoning board meeting minutes in the past several years also contain records of neighbors – and their lawyers – who came out to oppose additions that would affect their views of the water. Changes to the rules are being reviewed by the Community Development Committee, a subcommittee of the Town Council. Orestis isn’t on that committee, but he said he hopes to be directly involved in

the changes. “I’m going to make sure the ambiguity is removed. Standards have to be applied,” he said. “Or it should be an outright repeal.” Although he addressed the council, Meyer did not respond to a request for additional comment. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.


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Consumers, some oil companies shifting toward alternative fuels By Emily Guerin YARMOUTH — On a cold day in early November, employees of Downeast Energy arrived at a home in Yarmouth for an appointment. They didn’t drive an oil truck, or come to refill a propane tank. Instead, they closed all the windows and doors and set up a fan powerful enough to suck outside air in through cracks and poorly insulated walls. A thermal camera revealed where the leaks were so the homeowner could prioritize her efficiency improvements. Weatherization and thermal imaging consultations are just one example of how Brunswick-based Downeast Energy and other oil companies are adapting to changes in the marketplace. While still the No. 1 fuel in the state, the percentage of Mainers who heat their homes with heating oil is down about 5 percent from 2004, according to the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security. As more Mainers choose alternative fuels like wood pellets, propane or natural gas, oil companies are looking elsewhere, too. “Nothing stays the same forever,” said Mike McCormack, vice president of energy at Downeast. “We don’t look at (the decreasing consumption of heating oil) as the black hole of our future. We embrace that.”

Why oil? Even though Downeast now offers solar power, bio-fuels and propane, heating oil still makes up a significant portion of its business. That makes sense for an energy company in the state with the highest

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“We do a lot of general assistance to the towns,” he said. “We’re there for the people.” Some other oil companies aren’t adding any new products. Instead, they’re trying to win customers the old-fashioned way: by under-cutting their competition. Dale Brown, owner of Richmond-based Dale’s Cash Fuel, which delivers in the greater Portland area, said he has definitely noticed that his customers are switching to alternative fuels, and he doesn’t blame them. In fact, he heats his home with propane, he said, “because it’s cheaper.” But as the only employee of his company – he answers the phone, drives the truck, pumps the oil and does the accounting – he’s not in a position to offer his customers anything else. Instead, he thinks his one-man company works to his advantage by allowing him to sell oil more inexpensively than larger companies with more overhead. For example, Dale’s Cash Fuel was selling heating oil for $3.39 on Oct. 31, while Dead River Co., one of the largest in the region, charged $3.60 on Nov. 1. “I can sell fuel cheaper than a lot of people because it’s just me and a truck,” Brown said. But unlike Dead River, Brown doesn’t offer pre-payment plans, emergency delivery, boiler service or lines of credit. He’s cash only, and delivers only if the drop is arranged in advance. “I’m as small-scale as you can get because I haven’t invested in a bulk plant and all these things,” he said. “That’s why I can sell my oil cheaper than anyone else.” As a one-man operation, it may seem that Brown is vulnerable to the ups and downs of the price of heating oil, as well as any circumstances that could interfere with his continued page 41

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Downeast Energy auditor Rick Mathieu shows homeowner Whitney Campbell, of Yarmouth, how to see where cold air is leaking into her home by looking at a thermal imaging camera. The fan in the doorway sucks all the air out of the house, drawing in outside air.

percentage of homes heated by oil – 75 percent. Why do so many Mainers heat with oil? Jamie Py, president of the Maine Energy Marketers Association, said the fuel is easy to use, reliable and safe. And, unlike natural gas, customers can shop around to find the lowest price. “Historically it’s been a great value,” Py said. “That’s why its been so popular in a cold climate.” Py said in the past, alternative fuels were either too time consuming, like chopping wood, or too pricey; natural gas was more expensive than oil for 25 out of last 32 years, he said. But that’s starting to change as the cost of alternative fuels has dropped, and the price of oil has skyrocketed. This winter, industry analysts are predicting the highest price ever. As of Oct. 31, the average price

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Dealing with decreased consumption Area oil companies are coping with the shift away from their core product in different ways. Not every company has the resources of Downeast, to offer multiple alternative fuels. Some are focusing on one or two. Mike Feenstra, owner of South Portlandbased Our Oil, decided to sell wood pellets after noticing that many of his customers aren’t getting rid of their oil furnaces, but are adding pellet stoves to help cut costs and use less heating oil. He has been thinking of selling coal, too, which he said is cleaner and more efficient than it used to be. But Feenstra is also relying on a niche to carry his oil business: customers in the Low Income Energy Assistance Program and municipalities. “We’re one of the few companies that will go out and do a 25-gallon or 50-gallon drop” without charging extra for the small amount of fuel being delivered, he said. Most other oil companies charge a fee for anything less than 100 gallons.

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Yarmouth Rotary prepares for Germany trip By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — In an effort to promote world peace and global understanding, a group of Rotarians have been participating in an exchange program for about 30 years. Carolyn Johnson, Rotary member and district governor nominee, said the organization sends four or five non-members and a Rotary representative somewhere around the world for a month-long visit. “This program is based on a trust factor,” she said. “That something good will come

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from it.” Some groups have a specific focus, like a medical or vocation-inspired trip. Some, like an upcoming trip to northern Germany, are more about the experience of meeting, learning, and living with people from a different culture. “It’s really an eye-opening experience,” Johnson said. “Spending four weeks in an unfamiliar place, visiting a number of large cities and small villages and staying in homes while you are there is a great unifier for people.”

opportunities for young employees to take part in the program. “It’s a huge asset for (business owners) to allow their employees to participate in an exchange program and come back to the community with something to offer,” Johnson said. Applications for the exchange program can be found on the Rotary’s district website, rotary Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson


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The team traveling to Germany will consist of young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40, she said. The Rotary pays for everything, with the expectation that the group will learn something significant and share their experience with others. “It is a dual benefit,” Johnson said. “We never know what will happen as a result, but we expect something good.” Johnson said next year’s group is expected to travel to Africa with an educational focus. In the future, she said she hopes more business owners will support

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Maine dam inspections lag while inspector coaches rugby By John Christie and Naomi Schalit WATERVILLE — Around 3:50 in the afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, a stateowned pickup truck pulled into the parking lot at the Colby College rugby field. A man in a blue windbreaker got out of

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tor who has fallen years behind the legal schedule for safety inspections of the nearly 100 dams across the state categorized as potentially dangerous. His name is Tony Fletcher, and he has held the paid coaching job at the private college since 2001, except for one semester, according to Colby. For eight weeks each fall, four days a week, Fletcher leaves his Augusta office around 3:30 p.m. to drive the 19 miles to Colby, according to his boss at the Maine Emergency Management Agency. MEMA Director Robert McAleer said Fletcher also coaches during the three-week spring rugby season, when practices are sometimes indoors in the evenings because of the weather. Neither the college nor Fletcher will reveal what he is paid for his coaching contract. His state salary is $56,800. With benefits, his total state compensation is $87,000. In an email exchange with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting last week, McAleer said “I am aware that Mr. Fletcher coaches the Colby Rugby Teams on a part-time basis. Such work is neither prohibited nor discouraged.” McAleer, stating he was also speaking for Fletcher, said Fletcher makes up the time spent coaching by coming in early or working nights or weekends. However, Fletcher’s official time sheets do not show weekend work and do not specify what time he starts and ends his work days. McAleer also said in an email that driv-


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Maine state dam inspector Tony Fletcher coaching the Colby College mens’ and womens’ rugby teams on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Waterville.

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ing to a part-time job in a state vehicle was not authorized, and Fletcher has been told to stop. Informed about the center’s finding, Gov. Paul LePage’s spokeswoman, Adrienne Bennett, said, “this particular matter is one MEMA staff is on top of, and I am confident the appropriate action will be taken if needed.” Fletcher’s schedule comes up at a time when questions have been raised about the productivity of the state’s dam inspection program. Until recently, Fletcher has been the only state inspector.

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An examination by the center of dam safety inspections reports provided by MEMA earlier this year found that Maine is not living up to the state law that requires regular inspections of the 93 dams in the state classified as hazardous for their potential to take lives or sweep away buildings, roads and bridges. Thousands of Mainers live below the potentially hazardous dams, from Sanford to Norway to Camden. The state classifies 24 of the 93 dams as “high hazard potential,” meaning that a failure could “probably cause loss of life.” The other dams are “significant hazard dams,” meaning a failure could cause property or environmental damage. Half of the high hazard dams are two to seven years overdue for their mandated inspections, for example. Of the 93 dams, the state could produce records showing only 10 percent have been inspected on time. McAleer admitted to a legislative committee on Sept. 26 that the dams are not being inspected when the law says they should be. But he also said he was confident in the assurance he got from Fletcher that none of the dams pose a danger. McAleer told the committee that completing safety inspections of the dams “at the rate specified in the law is virtually impossible” with one or two inspectors.

‘Do the math’

In an interview on Aug. 18, McAleer said, “Do the math on the whole numbers of dams that have to be inspected. ... It’s very difficult to keep up.” But “the math” suggests it would be possible to keep up with the inspections if a dam was inspected about every week and a half. With 93 dams that have to be inspected every two or four years, the math shows that if the state inspected 29 or 30 high and significant hazard dams each year, it would be on target to meet the legal requirements. continued page 34

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Yarmouth ceramics business a dream come true

Alison Evans, owner of Alison Evans Ceramics in Yarmouth, with 1-year-old Shea. Evans creates one-of-akind ceramics pieces inspired by the ocean. Chris Fritz, left, works on a piece of pottery before it is glazed and put in the kiln. Amy Anderson / The Forecaster

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mugs, vases, serving platters, bowls, cookie jars, condiment holders and garlic grinders. Evans said she is on the right path. “This is totally what I expected” at age 14, she said. “It’s a great place to be.”

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Another friend at the end: Yarmouth couple offers hospice greeting cards By Alex Lear YARMOUTH — Having to say goodbye to a dying loved one is arguably the hardest time in anyone’s life. Drawing from their own experiences and talents, Katherine and Gordie Holmes of Cousins Island hope to bring comfort to those dealing with the end of life through a new line of hospice-themed greeting cards: Hospice Sentiments by Katherine. Katherine said last week that in her work as a hospice nurse she “noticed the patients have no cards. They have no greeting cards. They would have like an old Christmas card on the wall from last Christmas, or a Mother’s Day card that was 8 months old. And the families would come in ... they would sit there for days and have no visitors, or no interaction with people.” A self-described “big card person,” Katherine said she saw a need for a different kind of product. She approached her husband, a real estate broker who recently completed a fiction novel, and Gordie researched the idea. He could find nothing except thank-you cards to be sent to nurses after patients die. Gordie noted that certainly there are cards that can be sent to dying patients, like sympathy and “thinking of you” cards, “but nothing that addresses this issue of death the way (we have done it).” The couple had three notions in mind when creating their line of cards, a project that Katherine noted is independent of her hospice work: acknowledgement that the patient is dying, and the patient knowing he or she is loved, and will be remembered.

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“All of the cards say that in different ways from different people to different folks,” said Gordie, who wrote the text for all the cards. Donna Stackhouse created the art adorning each card. There are cards to and from a patient, and to and from family members. There are also announcement cards that help a family member send word that the difficult decision has been made to put that patient into hospice. The cards are available at Shirley’s Hallmark in Falmouth and Wilson’s Drug Store in Bath, and the Holmeses are hoping to expand. Two cards in their line of 24 designs have been acquired for worldwide publication. One card, to someone’s dying loved one, is called “On the Other Side.” It reads, in part, “Do promise me this / as you go on your way— / That you’ll wait for me there / because I must stay. / When I come to be with you / on the other side / Just beyond the wind / and beyond the tide / You’ll be there for me, / just like before / With love everlasting, / for you I adore.” Another states simply, “It has been a joy to have you as my friend. / My thoughts and prayers / are with you every day.” Log onto or call 653-9449 for more information. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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PORTLAND — Works of art by Falmouth and Yarmouth high school students will be on display this Friday at the Via Agency in the Baxter Building, 619 Congress St., as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The art was created by students in reaction to the genocide in Darfur. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Andrews, now president and chief executive officer of United to End Genocide, and members of Maine’s Sudanese community will be on hand for a conversation about the genocide. Additionally, the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus directed by Con Fullam will perform a selection of songs. Student musicians will also perform. The art show begins at 5 p.m. and the discussion will begin at 7:45 p.m.

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FALMOUTH — The third annual Taylor Tip-Off, a charity basketball tournament, will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, at Falmouth High School and Middle School and Thomas College in Waterville. The event will benefit the Taylor Memorial Fund, which supports young victims of domestic violence across Maine. Log onto for more information.

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The city of Portland, in choosing ranked choice, is taking a serious and important step to update our representative democracy. Voters can choose the people they truly prefer, without the fear of voting for a spoiler. Columnist Halsey Frank, former chairman of the Republican City Committee, questioned the abilities of Portland voters, saying ranked-choice voting is too “difficult,” and claimed it was “absurd” that the voters could “meaningfully” chose from the current candidates. The people of Portland deserve more credit than this. Maine is an example of why we need ranked-choice voting, not only in Portland, but for the state and nation as well. In Maine’s last six gubernatorial elections, only one clear majority candidate was elected, Gov. Angus King in 1998 with 58.6 percent of the vote. We’ve had back-to back minority governors from both sides of the political spectrum in the last two elections: Gov. John Baldacci’s 38.1 percent win in 2006 and Gov. Paul LePage’s 37.6 percent win in 2010 inspired legions of bumper stickers that claimed “I am part of the majority that didn’t vote for that guy.” Mainers deserve clear majority winners. Our voting method should encourage a diversity of candidates from different backgrounds and beliefs to run for political office. Elections should be about choosing the best candidates, not locking us into limited choices. Ranked choice allows voters the ability to have a more meaningful way of choosing from fields of candidates, while preserving a government where the will of the majority is represented. M.D. Mitchell Freeport

On behalf of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I wish to express our sincere thanks to everyone involved in rectifying the sprinkler system malfunction that led to the water damage at the library. The members of BNI, meeting in the library at the time of the discovery, went above and beyond in helping move wet books, furniture, and equipment. We also thank our library users for their patience; they had to find alternatives for their inter-library loan orders, their meeting spaces, and their regular library habits for several days. Last, we appreciate the extra work the staff has done to manage the recovery process. Water is the enemy of both books and computer systems – the backbone of our library. When everything crashes to a halt, it reminds us once again that our people are the heart of the library and they are what make Falmouth’s such a popular place. Julie Rabinowitz, president Falmouth Memorial Library

Falmouth schools lucky to have O’Shea We are really fortunate in Falmouth to have such a talented person as Dan O’Shea as our school district’s director of finance and operations. When I first joined the School Board six years ago, we were just trying to get on the list for renovation of

one of our elementary schools. Dan played a key role in expanding the scope to a full pre-K-5 elementary school, which opened this fall to rave reviews. During the planning phase of the school, it was apparent that the schedule we were setting was going to be aggressive. Dan was instrumental in making sure that decisions were made in a timely way so that construction could begin on schedule. Dan continued to be the point person for the district, assuring that our multimillion dollar project stayed on budget and on time. After the Falmouth community defeated consolidation, the district was approved to stand alone largely because our administrative costs were below the target the state set. We didn’t have to aim for the target; we were already there. It was another example of Dan’s constant attention to efficient operations. Perhaps the most important thing that sets Dan apart though is his understanding of and keen interest in education. He is an integral member of the leadership team in the district and works as hard as anyone to make sure that the best educational practices are carried forward for all students. We are fortunate to have Dan on our leadership team in Falmouth. Beth Franklin Falmouth

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‘Battle of the Bay’ lacked sportsmanship There are very few feelings more satisfying than watching your home team win a rival football game. The Freeport Falcons hosted the Yarmouth Clippers Oct. 22. This event was the third annual “Battle of the Bay,” and both teams had playoff considerations pending the outcome of this contest. Freeport dressed 39 players, Yarmouth just 23. Yet

Freeport could not contain Yarmouth’s team speed. Soon, the Clippers were ahead by three touchdowns. Freeport first displayed its frustration when a Falcon lineman had a momentary lapse of judgment that prompted his coach to yell, “Get out of the game – you’re finished for the day!” Freeport displayed new-found vigor after halftime, but Yarmouth continued to score and led 43-to-6 with six minutes left. It was then that one massive Freeport player delivered a spearing blow well after a play to a Yarmouth player who was on his knees. Falcon players then stood over the Clipper, celebrating the big hit until Yarmouth coaches (not the officials) shooed the Falcons away. The head official informed the Yarmouth staff that the Falcon player was not ejected from the game, but that he would not return. An ejection would have resulted in him missing the following week’s playoff game. My concern is with the official’s judgment. If a punishing, spearing late hit to the backside of a downed player followed by team taunting (a collegiate and NFL penalty) is not grounds for an ejection, what is? Patrick Amoroso Yarmouth

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Train whistles shouldn’t be silenced

We all are aware of the fact that accidents do happen at railroad crossings, railroad bridges, and on the tracks themselves. One of Maine’s greatest artists, N.C. Wyeth, along with his grandson, died at a railway crossing, many years ago. Once, during a hunting trip in northern Maine, I walked along a railroad bed in order to cross a swampy area. A freight train came up behind me and I was not aware of it until it was almost upon me. I was not on the tracks so I was in no danger but, people (mostly young people) do walk on the tracks for various reasons, known only to them. Where does the liability lie if we require the trains to run silently through our town? Could the town then become liable? I grew up in a small Massachusetts town, similar to Cumberland, and I heard train whistles every day of my life until I graduated from high school. The early whistle in the morning was my signal to get ready for school. Never once did I (or anyone else) ever feel that those whistles had a negative effect on the quality of our lives. Maybe people’s ears are more sensitive these days. My advice: If you build, buy, or live near a railroad track, you’re going to hear whistles. Live with it. Everett White Cumberland

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Life in Gaza without Gilad Two weeks ago, the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, looking pale, gaunt and dazed, was led from the darkness and isolation of his confinement at the hands of Hamas, the Palestinian faction that rules Gaza, and handed over to Egyptian intermediaries. Abducted by Hamas on Global Israeli soil at the age of 19 and imprisoned for five years without so much as a single visit from the Red Cross, Shalit stepped off a military aircraft into the embrace of a waiting prime minister, his commanding officers and, thereafter, his father, his neighbors and the entire nation of Israel. Thousands of Israelis watched the scenes unfold on televisions across the country, transfixed by a Perry B. Newman sight many thought they’d never see. Everyone’s son had emerged from every parent’s nightmare, and then, quickly, he went home as the nation left him and his family to an indescribable reunion. Meanwhile, in Gaza, buses of Palestinians newly freed from confinement in Israeli prisons in exchange for Shalit’s release snaked their way through waiting throngs of people cheering and lining the streets. This first tranche of 400 prisoners, including some who had kidnapped, killed and who even now expressed their willingness to do so again, returned to a hero’s welcome. Masked gunmen brandished their weapons, flags waved, women ululated and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Ismael Haniyeh, celebrated with many of his newly freed comrades-in-arms.


It was Carnival and Mardi Gras all rolled into one, and hundreds of thousands turned out to be a part of the excitement. For those in the West hoping for some kind of rational coexistence with Hamas, it was hardly a feel-good moment. Yet surely, belying the joy and far from the crowds, there must be some in Gaza who dare to mourn what Palestinian society has become under Hamas. Perhaps even in that sea of green flags and hooded gunmen, amid all the chants, cheers and euphoria, stood a man or woman who deep down knows that these well-orchestrated moments of triumph, too, shall pass, leaving Gaza not only right back where it started, but with even more challenging problems to confront. For the day after Shalit came home, after they wept with joy, Israelis went to school and work. They attended concerts and sat in cafes. They went to the dentist, fixed their cars, shopped at grocery stores, planned vacations and wondered what movies to see on the weekend. Some married, some divorced, some bought homes, went to the mall or left work early to beat the traffic. Some cursed the government. Some prayed. But all were free. In Gaza, however, the made-for-TV party had come to an end, the crowds had dispersed and it would be months before the next prisoners came home. All the posters that Hamas had printed lay in the streets, and all the slogans and all the banners had come down. The bloom was off the rose, and prospects remained as bleak as ever. What was there to celebrate now? The return of 400 more unemployed persons, some of whom were hardened criminals? And how would things be better when the next portion arrived? Yes, one could look forward to another celebration, to tearful family reunions, to more chanting and more slogans. But how would any of that undo Gaza’s miseries?

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Israel makes things difficult for Gaza, and while many of the Palestinians imprisoned by Israel certainly belong behind bars, there are surely those among the newly released whose crimes were more political than violent. Never known for its light touch, Israel does not wear white gloves to this party. But more than anything or anyone else, Hamas is strangling Gaza. There isn’t a single thing that Hamas has delivered to its people in the four years since its violent takeover of Gaza that couldn’t have been accomplished overnight if Hamas would abandon its genocidal covenant against Israel in particular and Jews in general. And, tragically, there isn’t a single Palestinian in Gaza, except perhaps those privileged few who surface for international photo ops, whose life wouldn’t improve if Hamas was shown the door. In Israel, Shalit is coming back to life. And in Gaza? The next bus bearing Palestinian prisoners will arrive in a few months, so there will be another raucous party in the square. Posters, candy for the kids, guns and rockets will be on display. But beyond that, not so much. Now that Shalit is home, it’s clearer than ever that for the Palestinian people, nothing has changed, and nothing ever will, so long as Hamas has its foot on the neck of Palestinian society. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council. Comment on this story at:


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The idiot’s guide to Occupy Wall Street I am not up on current affairs. “Aggressively uninformed” is more like it. It’s self-preservation mostly. Thinking about the world’s actual problems makes me want to hyperventilate, and The View what the media choose to report aggravates me. Everything seems to lie somewhere on the spectrum between sensationalistic and vapid. Take the coverage of Gaddafi’s death, an event so big even I learned about it. Who cares if he had female bodyguards? At least he was willing to let women work. My favorite “duh” was The New York Times headline that Gaddafi had “tired of” Mike Langworthy being a fugitive. Shocker. Most people love being chased through sewers by armed men. I think the Times should change its motto to “All The News That’s Fit To Print – And A Whole Lot More!” Occupy Wall Street is another story so big I couldn’t

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and all accusations were found baseless. But, realistically, without enforcement language written into the law to require clerks to verify residency, two days might as well be 200, or 2,000. But that’s really a minor point. Last year, of the 623 UMaine students who voted on campus, 500 registered on Election Day, according to Thomas. If Maine had imposed the two-day rule last year, some of those 500 would probably have registered in time to vote, but we cannot assume that all would have because some people are born procrastinators, which is not a crime. Hindering the full opportunity for any of those students to vote, without verifiable evidence that we are courting fraud, is not good politics. Finally, let’s also consider that the impassioned dual arguments presented to the Legislature that resulted in the elimination of Election Day registration: the specter of widespread fraud and the problem of busloads of students rushing poll places each Election Day. Both assertions were intended to frighten; both were determined to be groundless. Sure, there are some get-out-the-vote efforts on Election Day among both parties, but no precinct has ever reported being overwhelmed by busloads of students arriving on Election Day to swing elections. And, there is no rampant voter fraud, with only two cases uncovered in decades. So, what may have seemed to lawmakers to be convincing arguments are simply not true. The Legislature was duped and, next week, voters have an opportunity to reverse a law that was adopted based on a campaign of false information. We urge voters to protect and preserve Election Day registration, to take a stand that every vote counts and to do all possible to ensure that every vote is counted. Vote yes on Question 1.


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Mainers will vote Nov. 8 on three controversial statewide ballot initiatives. Question 1, which would reverse the law that eliminated same-day voter registration, is a matter of voter turnout and Maine’s integrity. An estimated 6 percent of votes in Maine’s last election were cast by citizens who registered to vote on Election Day. If Maine fails to preserve Election Day registration at the polls on Nov. 8, we would be saying that, going forward, those citizens don’t matter and those votes shouldn’t count. That’s not the sentiment of Maine people, nor is it in the public’s interest to dismiss a single vote, which is why we must vote yes on Question 1 to preserve Election Day registration. One of the most compelling reasons to do that comes from town and city clerks themselves, including Orono Clerk Wanda Thomas, who may very well be the state’s top expert on issues of college town registrations, since she serves the electorate of the University of Maine. Thomas told (the UMaine student newspaper) that she makes sure to staff the campus resident-only district precinct with extra clerks on Election Day to process registrations. If students lose the Election Day option, Thomas said, they would have to register at the Town Office, where “more staff may need to be hired year-round because there would be no way to gauge when registrants would come in.” Elimination of Election Day registration would, as Thomas understands it, cost government more to administer. At a time when all levels of government are doing everything possible to cut costs, now is not the time to increase the financial burden on taxpayers. Then, there’s the burden on government personnel. Eliminating Election Day registration was, according to lawmakers, designed to give clerks time to verify registrants’ legal status. But, there’s no enforcement language in the law requiring clerks to do so, just an understanding that they will. But will they? In the more than 200 days since 206 public college students accused by state Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster of possible fraud were registered on Election Day last year, or in the more than 2,000 days since a dozen St. Joseph’s College students accused of the same were registered to vote in 2004, no residency checks were performed. Following Webster’s accusations, all students were checked

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proposals and approved two gambling outlets, one in Bangor and another in Oxford. Bangor has a racino; in 2012 Oxford will have a casino. The process is less than ideal, but it is a process. Now voters in Lewiston, Biddeford and Washington County have said they would welcome casinos or racinos into their communities. The Biddeford/Washington County racino is Question 2 on the statewide ballot; the Lewiston casino is Question 3. Voters should vote yes on both issues. The reasons vary by community, but the common argument is the same: jobs and development. The case for a casino in Lewiston is particularly compelling. Bates Mill No. 5 is a large, historical structure located at the gateway to Maine’s second largest city. It has been either empty or marginally utilized for nearly a quarter of a century. In that time, we have not had a single realistic plan emerge for that property. Before a group of local citizens came forward with the casino idea, the city was on the verge of knocking it down. Over the years, suggestions for the site have centered on creating a magnet to draw visitors back into the downtown. More than 10 years ago, discussion focused on a convention center. But that would have required a huge public expenditure with the prospect of endless taxpayer subsidy. A casino would accomplish the same goal but without public investment. Instead, the casino would return property taxes and gambling revenue to the city for years to come. Perhaps the best reason for a yes vote on the Lewiston casino is to reject the hypocrisy and parochialism that has characterized this campaign. Community leaders and some newspapers have argued that gambling would be great for Biddeford and Washington Counties, but somehow bad for Lewiston. According to the Portland Press Herald, a casino could even “block” development in Lewiston. Lewiston disagrees, and loudly. Believe, instead, what Dan Thayer, chairman of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council has said: “The casino project will create new jobs that pay a livable wage, bring significant capital investments to an underutilized area, enhance the local property tax base and provide a downtown destination attraction without detracting from the community’s economic vitality, diverse business mix and it’s historic character.” We urge you to vote yes on Question 2 and Question 3 on Nov. 8.

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Where we stand: Cumberland County Civic Center, Wentworth School Two local referendum questions are on the Nov. 8 ballot. Residents throughout Cumberland County will be asked if the county should borrow $33 million to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, and voters in Scarborough will decide if the town should borrow $39 million to build a new Wentworth Intermediate School. We support both proposals.

Civic Center Cumberland County voters will be deciding whether the 34-year-old Civic Center enters middle age with a new lease on life or needing life support. Anyone who has been a spectator at the CCCC is well aware of some of its shortcomings: old seats; crowded, inadequate restrooms and concession areas; limited access for disabled people. But there are problems behind the scenes, too: an insufficient loading dock that costs the building attractions because crews can’t move staging and equipment in and out quickly enough; outdated locker

rooms – even by minor league standards – and electrical and mechanical systems that aren’t up to code. Opponents of the renovation plan object to the cost and argue that in a shaky economy, a dollar saved is a dollar earned. They argue that repayment of the $33 million – with interest, as much as $55 million over the life of the bond – will place an undue burden on county taxpayers. They also argue that only the city of Portland benefits from a successful, thriving Civic Center. We don’t buy those arguments. The Civic Center is an economic engine for all of Cumberland County. Of course it feeds the restaurants, bars and parking lots of downtown Portland. But the center and those nearby businesses also employ residents and feed families from one end of the county to the other. The building has a $1.5 million payroll, and two-thirds of its employees live outside of Portland. If the renovation is approved and successful, the net tax

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impact on county residents will be negligible. The bond will be repaid through a combination of increased Civic Center revenue, a ticket surcharge and continuation of $1 million a year in existing county debt. Retiring that existing debt, from a bond for the Cumberland County Jail, would reduce the county’s annual obligation by about $2.1 million; the annual difference to individual taxpayers would, again, be negligible. We believe its unfortunate that the Civic Center’s major tenant, the Portland Pirates hockey club, has not been asked to make a financial investment in the renovation (the Pirates organization is a supporter of the political action committee formed to promote passage of the bond referendum). But owners of the Pirates – who generate about a third of the Civic Center’s annual attendance and concession sales, and stand to gain revenue from high-priced club seats – have continued next page

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Editorial from previous page promised that a new, long-term lease for the building will be signed if the Civic Center is remodeled. Considering the benefits Cumberland County reaps from the Civic Center – a venue for world-class entertainment enjoyed by people of all ages from throughout the region, the guarantee of professional hockey for many years to come, and up to $15 million annually in economic impact – it makes sense to rejuvenate the building. Every dollar saved by rejecting the plan will be several dollars lost, not a dollar earned. Vote yes to breath new life into the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Wentworth In Scarborough, poor air quality, asbestos and mold problems, and inadequate space at the existing Wentworth building make the decision one of health, as well as wealth. Opponents of the project haven’t argued that the building doesn’t have serious problems. They just believe it’s too much to build, and too costly to build, at this time – especially since the total cost with interest could approach $66 million over the life of a 30-year bond. They contrast the proposal’s size and cost – $240 per student and 181 square feet per student (assuming 15 percent enrollment growth during its lifespan) – with reports of more modest numbers nationwide. But they fail to compare the proposal with other schools built in Maine; when you do that, proponents have argued, the new Wentworth is squarely in line with what communities throughout the state are spending to provide students with safe, modern educational institutions that are prepared for future growth. The alternative to building the new school will undoubtedly cost money, too: millions to continually repair and temporarily mitigate problems that have had only BandAid treatments for too many years. In 2006, Scarborough voters rejected a more ambitious plan to replace Wentworth and build a new middle school. This year, with a more affordable plan on the table, the town should step up. Voters must show that they value education, the health of their young people and teachers, and the role good schools play in attracting businesses and jobs, by approving the Wentworth bond.

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The over-under on Yarmouth issues Moving to Yarmouth in 1982 was one of the best decisions we ever made. The schools are great. There’s a real village center. A fine library. Active and engaged citizens. And the public life of Yarmouth is generally conducted with civility by reasonable people. Even folks who don’t agree with you about much of anything will smile and shake your hand warmly at church on Sunday morning. I’m assuming this The Universal cordiality will prevail as Yarmouth decides some tough and potentially divisive issues in the coming months and years. There are usually one or two local issues to give the old bulls at Mr. Bagel something to talk about in the morning, but at the moment there are at least five. The most burning question of the day is, “What’s the over-under Edgar Allen Beem on the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway?” Beth was a lovely, 15-year-old girl killed in August 1993 when a drunk driver hit her as she walked along Route 1 with her boyfriend. The town built a walking path to make pedestrians safer along the highway, but a section of the path where it will intersect with East Main Street remains to be built. Common sense would dictate that the pathway go up and over the East Main Street bridge, but the Maine Department of Transportation insists it can only fund a path under the narrow bridge. DOT thinks that lazy pedestrians will still walk under the bridge even if there’s a safer route over it. By that reasoning, Yarmouth shouldn’t have bothered to build the pathway at all. Take the over. Then there’s the question of whether to use an acre and a half of Royal River Park to build more senior housing. The question pits affordable housing against open space, competing values. There’s organized opposition to the idea. A friend even sent me a computergenerated view of what a 30-unit housing project might look like in the park. Presumably, the point was


to generate opposition, but it actually looked pretty good to me. Yarmouth has plenty of open space, not much affordable housing. So I’m at least willing to listen. There may be a better place downtown to build senior housing, but the real issue is likely to be selling Yarmouth voters on a senior housing project that, because it will use state and federal money, can’t be reserved for current Yarmouth residents. Two public projects will be competing for our tax dollars in 2012. The Public Works Department needs a new garage, to the tune of $4.8 million. The 10-year old artificial turf playing field at the high school needs to be replaced at a projected cost of $2.4 million. My guess is one of them will lose. Town garages do not have natural constituents; athletic fields do. The garage is going to be a tough sell. So my money is on the turf. But someone is going to have to explain to me why it’s going to cost twice as much to replace the turf as it did to build the whole complex in the first place. My favorite long-term local issue is whether to blow up the dams on the Royal River. The turgid, 26-mile river has been dammed up since the 18th century, but there is now talk of removing the dams at Bridge Street and East Elm Street to let the river seek its natural level. We may also get something other than turtles, bloodsuckers and pond scum breeding upstream. In August, the Bridge Street dam was opened for the first time in eons to draw down the water so the dam could be inspected and folks could see how a freerunning Royal River might look. Deep, dark, slow and murky versus shallow, light, fast and clear. No contest. Blow the dams. Finally, one of the more contentious issues in town apparently just got resolved. Residents of the Applewood subdivision had sued to stop a permitted residential development from being built on Hillside Street, but the lawsuit was withdrawn last week. Presumably, the opponents either ran out of money or suddenly realized that McKearney Village is just Applewood 2011. The more things change, etc. 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 10/22 at 10:03 a.m. Patrick Mark Aitken, 19, of Wilmington, Del., was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Dean Mazziotti on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 10/24 at 2:52 a.m. David E. Esquea, 31, of Orlando, Fla., was arrested on Blackstrap Road by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation.

Summonses 10/17 at 11:44 a.m. John S. Marr, 51, of Orchard Lane, was issued a summons on Foreside Road by Officer Jeffrey Pardue on a charge of operating after a license was suspended or revoked. 10/21 at 6:23 a.m. Elaine R. Doran, 81, of Whipple Farm Lane, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 10/22 at 1:47 a.m. Hannah D. Trieu, 19, of Bedford Falls Way, was issued a summons on Mountain Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 10/23 at 10:06 a.m. Sarah B. Tarsetti, 25, of Snow Lake Drive, Casco, and Timothy J. Oliver, 28, of Gore Road, Raymond, were both issued summonses on Gray Road by Officer Dean Mazziotti on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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10/23 at 9:26 a.m. A caller on Shady Lane reported that a man with whom he had exchanged angry emails the previous night was pounding on his front door. Police issued the man a criminal trespass order not to return to the caller's address again.

No claws for alarm 10/24 at 12:18 p.m. A woman called police to report that she had two cats she no longer cared for. Dispatch gave her phone numbers to shelters where she could take the animals.

Firearmless 10/25 at 2:08 p.m. A caller on Brook Road reported a burglary. Officers arrived and reportedly found evidence of forced entry into the home. The resident reported two handguns stolen. Nothing else was reported missing. The incident is currently under investigation.

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10/23 at 2:11 p.m. Fire on Turnpike Spur. 10/23 at 5:16 p.m. Fire alarm on Foreside Road. 10/24 at 2:54 p.m. Gasoline spill on Bucknam Road. 10/25 at 1:39 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 10/27 at 11:30 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/27 at 1:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/27 at 4:06 p.m. Hazmat/chemical spill on Chester Avenue. 10/27 at 5:28 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Blackstrap Road.

EMS Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from Oct. 21-27.

Freeport Arrests 10/28 at 12:57 p.m. Wayne Magee, 54, of Munjoy Street, Portland, was arrested by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Flying Point Road and Bow Street on a warrant and a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked. 10/29 at 7:28 p.m. Angela Renee Gilliam, 37, of Melody Lane, was arrested by Officer Thomas Gabbard on Route 1 and Old South Freeport Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/29 at 1:26 a.m. Brian H. Ridley, 24, of Freeport, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Hunter Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 10/30 at 2:16 p.m. Deanna L. Baker, 21, of Holbrook Street, was arrested by Officer Brandon Paxton on Baker Road on a warrant.

Summonses 10/24 at 1:37 p.m. Mykel R. Tuttle, 21, of Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons by Officer Brandon Paxton on Durham and Beech Hill roads on a charge of displaying fictitious vehicle inspection sticker. 10/28 at 11:38 a.m. Pamela J. Patneaude, 47, of Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Main Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Wandering Santa 10/25 at 1:08 p.m. Police were notified of a suspicious person on Bow Street. He was described as an older man with a grey beard carrying bags walking near Lower Mast Landing Road. Police said they they were unable to locate the man.

Mooo-ve over 10/27 at 2:14 p.m. Police received a call regarding three young cows reportedly in the road in the Flying Point Road area. When police arrived the cows had moved from the road.

Suspicious stain lifter 10/28 at 9:27 a.m. A woman brought a few tubes of what she reported to be potentially dangerous or suspicious materials to the Police Department on Main Street. Police report one tube had a clear liquid and one had a white powder. Police discovered the material was laundry detergent.

Fire calls 10/24 at 10:59 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/24 at 11:19 p.m. Fire alarm on East Street. 10/24 at 11:20 p.m. Fire alarm on Merepoint Road. 10/25 at 7:47 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/25 at 10:40 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/25 at 7:51 p.m. Medical emergency on Old Flying Point Road. 10/25 at 7:55 p.m. Fire alarm on Dorrington's Drive. 10/27 at 4:25 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/27 at 6:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Durham Road. 10/28 at 8:40 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/28 at 8:28 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/29 at 11:25 a.m. Fire alarm on Hallowell Road. 10/29 at 8:50 p.m. Fire alarm on Independence Drive.

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10/30 at 1:55 a.m. Lines down on Bridge Street. 10/30 at 3:14 a.m. Lines down on Bowdoin Street. 10/30 at 4:03 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Red Wagon Road. 10/30 at 6:08 p.m. Assist citizen on Yankee Drive. 10/30 at 9:41 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1.

EMS from previous page 10/29 at 10:31 p.m. Dumpster, trash fire on Main Street. 10/29 at 11:21 p.m. Fire alarm on West Street. 10/30 at 12:07 a.m. Lines down on Wolfe's Neck Road. 10/30 at 12:47 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/30 at 12:55 a.m. Lines down on South Freeport Road. 10/30 at 7 a.m. Lines down on Woodside Road. 10/30 at 7:50 a.m. Lines down on South Freeport Road. 10/30 at 8:03 a.m. Lines down on Litchfield and Flying Point roads. 10/30 at 8:33 a.m. Fire alarm on Depot Street. 10/30 at 9:13 a.m. Lines down on Leighton Road. 10/30 at 9:39 a.m. Fire alarm on Bow Street. 10/30 at 12:02 p.m. Vehicle alarm on Route 1. 10/30 at 1:13 p.m. Gas, oil spill on Winston Hill Road. 10/30 at 1:40 p.m. Lines down on Larue Drive. 10/30 at 1:55 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 10/30 at 7:42 p.m. Lines down on Arnold Road. 10/30 at 7:56 p.m. Lines down on Litchfield Road.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from Oct. 24-30.

Yarmouth Arrests 10/25 at 12:26 a.m. Wade Wilkinson, 50, of Lewisville, Texas, was arrested by Officer Michael Pierce on I-295 North on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses 10/26 at 7:04 p.m. Esther A. Hamilton, 67, of Orlando, Fla., was issued a summons by Officer Michael Pierce on a charge of operating without a license. 10/28 at 3:27 p.m. Donald O. Irish, 30, of Leighton Road in Pownal, was issued a summons on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with an expired license for more than 90 days.

Just rotten 10/24 at 11:08 a.m. Police were notified that a rock had been allegedly thrown through a window of Just Friends, a business on Railroad Square off Main Street. Police report about $50 in damage to the window.

Just lost 10/27 at 9:24 p.m. A resident of Berryfield Road contacted police to report a suspicious car with a smashed window parked near their home. Police report the driver had pulled over to look at his GPS unit to get to a home in nearby Durham.

Fire calls 10/24 at 3:46 p.m. Fire alarm on Beech Tree Lane. 10/26 at 1:39 p.m. Mutual aid to Falmouth. 10/27 at 4:35 p.m. Fire call on West Elm Street. 10/28 at 11:02 a.m. Foire alarm on Route 1. 10/28 at 6:30 p.m. Medical emergency on Bowdoin Road. 10/28 at 10:35 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 10/29 at 10:44 a.m. Unattended, unpermitted fire on Ledge Road. 10/29 at 11:45 p.m. Lines down on Bayview Street and Old Shipyard Road. 10/30 at 12:33 a.m. Single engine at Bartlett Circle. 10/30 at 1:29 a.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 North.

Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from Oct. 24-30.

North Yarmouth Arrests There were no arrests or summonses reported from Oct. 24-30.

Fire calls 10/30 at 4:10 a.m. Lines down on Hallowell Road. 10/30 at 11:28 a.m. Water problem on North Road. 10/30 at 1:17 p.m. Chimney fire on Brookwood Road.

EMS North Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to four calls from Oct. 24-30.

Cumberland Arrests 10/20 at 4:48 p.m. Joshua Hersom, 23, of Washington Avenue, Portland, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Chris Woodcock on Crossing Brook Road and on a charge of operating after suspension. He was also issued a summons on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 10/23 at 1:13 p.m. Charles Joseph Willette, 30, of Upper Methodist Road, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Kirk Mazuzan on Upper Methodist Road. 10/23 at 8:15 p.m. Lincoln Turner Taggart, 29, of Cambridge, Mass., was arrested by Officer Antonio Ridge on Route 1 in Yarmouth on a charge of operating under the influence.


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Summonses 10/25 at 10:45 p.m. Nicholas Baker, 27, of Depot Road, Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Skillin Road on a charge of sale or use of drug paraphernalia. 10/26 at 2:45 p.m. Danielle Brown, 19, of Mayall Road, Gray, was issued a summons by Lt. Milton Calder on Mill Ridge Road on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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Greely, Yarmouth net volleyball crowns

(Editor’s note: For the complete Greely-Scarborough match story, with additional photos, as well as the Yarmouth-Bucksport match story, please visit theforecaster. net) By Michael Hoffer The old and the new were the themes of the volleyball state championship matches Saturday. In Class A, Greely won its eighth title in nine years with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Scarborough. In Class B, Yarmouth, in its first year at that level, finished on top for the first time with a 3-0 win over Bucksport.

Back on top Saturday evening at Windham High School, the indisputable two best teams in Class A did battle for the title. Greely, which lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Biddeford a year ago, went 14-0 in the regular season and downed No. 5 Falmouth, 3-0, in the semifinals to advance. The Rangers desire to return to championship form this year was made even more acute by their fervent wish to win another title for longtime assistant coach Bruce Churchill, who has Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Scarborough finished second with a 12-2 mark and went into the postseason in the third spot. The Red Storm blanked both No. 6 Ellsworth and No. 7 Gorham to earn a trip to the school’s first state final. Entering the state final, the Rangers and Red Storm had 17 prior encounters with Greely winning every time. That included a pair of 3-1 decisions this fall, 25-20, 28-26, 13-25, 25-19, at Scarborough Sept. 15, and 2520, 25-16, 23-25, 25-20 at home Sept. 30. The teams’ lone prior playoff meeting resulted in a 3-0 Rangers’ victory in the 2009 semifinals. This state final would follow a similar script as the Red Storm was in position to emerge triumphant, but in the end, Greely was the team dancing in celebration. Both squads were nervous in the early going, committing unforced errors, but a 5-0 Rangers’ run (behind a pair of aces from senior Emily Sampson) sent Greely on its way. Greely went up, 19-13, behind a kill from Sampson and the closest Scarborough got the rest of the game was 21-18 and the Rangers closed out their 25-19 first game win when after a Red Storm serve went awry. Greely senior standout Mag-

gie Bradley had four kills in that game, but Scarborough’s star senior Brittany Bona made her presence felt in the second game with six kills and an ace as the Red Storm made things very interesting, rolling to a 25-19 triumph. The match would hinge on game three. There, Greely changed its blocking approach and rallied from a 10-6 deficit to win, 25-21, drawing within a game of the title. “When we got down, we were definitely nervous, but we had to recognize the fact we weren’t playing to our full ability,” Bradley said. “Everyone got energized and we went from flat feet to running around and getting tough balls.” “Our plan was not to serve to Brittany and keep the ball away from her,” Hasch added. “We tried to neutralize them as much as possible.” In game four, Greely had to rally from a 17-11 deficit as the Rangers showed their champion-


The Class A champion Greely Rangers pose with their trophy after winning an eight championship in nine seasons Saturday night.

ship heart and finished strong. A kill from Bradley (who else?) got the rally started. Three Bradley aces in four points tied the game and a Bradley kill capped the 7-0 run and gave the Rangers an 18-17 lead. The Red Storm pulled even at 20-20, but Sampson’s kill put the Rangers on top to stay. Sampson had a kill on the next point (she finished with seven) and after back-to-back

errors by Scarborough, Greely had a 24-20 lead. The Red Storm stayed alive by winning the next point, but the match came to an end when Scarborough hit the ball into the net and the Rangers were champions once more. “We love each other so much and we had the extra motivation to do it for ‘Church,’” said senior Ellie Weickert (three blocks, two kills). “It’s been a great year. This


The Yarmouth girls’ volleyball team celebrates after winning the Class B championship Saturday, the first crown in program history.

is my first state championship and I’ve never felt a better feeling. We all just meshed so well this year.” “We’re all so excited,” said Bradley, who finished with 17 kills and four aces. “It’s amazing. It’s exactly what we wanted all season. Awesome is the best descriptor. We really, really wanted continued page 27

3 cross country teams capture state crowns (Ed. Note: For additional photos from this meet, please see the Web version of this story at By Michael Hoffer CUMBERLAND — Three more cross country championship trophies are heading back to Forecaster country. Saturday, at Twin Brook, Falmouth’s boys capped their stellar season with their first Class B title in nine seasons. Greely’s late push gave it the runner-up spot. Freeport came in sixth. In the girls’ race, won by powerhouse Mt. Desert Island, Greely finished fifth, Yarmouth 10th, Falmouth 11th and Freeport 13th. In Class C, the North Yarmouth Academy boys made it two in a row. Merriconeag was eighth. The Merriconeag girls won their second consecutive Class C title. NYA placed fourth.

Catch us if you can The Falmouth boys came in first in every meet which they entered this fall, including the Festival of Champions in Belfast. The Yachtsmen were the favorites entering the state meet and didn’t disappoint, tallying 64 points, which was 38 better than the runner-up, Greely. Senior Tim Follo led the way, coming in second (completing the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 32.20 seconds). Other scorers were senior Thomas Edmonds (12th, 17:38.80), junior Jay Lesser

(13th, 17:39.57), senior Henry Briggs (18th, 17:50.17) and senior Colby Howland (19th, 17:51.08). Senior Conor McGrory and freshman Spencer Brown didn’t score, but had the 25th and 26th-best times, respectively. “We’re incredibly happy,” said Follo. “We were confident, but we have a saying that ‘You’re never all set.’ It’s a good end to the four years. I really have to hand a lot of credit to our two coaches. They’re unbelievably talented. They understand the kids. We always have a fun time. I think that’s what sets us apart.” “The depth we have made me feel more comfortable,” said Falmouth co-coach Jorma Kurry. “We could afford to take some chances since we have Connor and Colby and Henry and Spencer, who are always there running strong.” “(The guys) committed to something that makes a special team,” added co-coach Danny Paul. “We can coach our brains out, but if we don’t have that kind of group, it doesn’t happen. This group has been so focused and ready. I’m happy for them. I’m happy for Tim. He gives us great leadership. When you can put No. 2 to 7 within 20-25 seconds, that’s awesome.” The Yachtsmen won’t project to be as powerful in 2012, but don’t write them off. “We’ll chase instead of being chased next year, but I’ll take


Falmouth senior Tim Follo races toward a second-place individual finish at Saturday’s Class B cross country championship meet. Follo helped the Yachtsmen win their first title since 2002.

what we’ve got coming back,” Kurry said. “Our eight, nine and 10 are all back and they’re all good,” Paul said. “We’ll have work to do, but we’re better than I thought coming back.” Greely’s 102 points left it second, a point better than Caribou and three in front of York. The Rangers had two runners finish in the top five, senior Stefan Sandreuter (fourth, 17:09.08) and junior Nathan Madeira (fifth, 17:10.53). Also scoring were seniors Isaak Emery (21st, 17:56.03), Nestor Taylor (31st, 18:15.25) and James Currie (41st, 18:27.66). “Falmouth was tough to beat,

but we realized about halfway through that Caribou was right there with us,” said Greely coach David Dowling. “We had to exhort our boys to go for the Caribou ones. We managed to pull it out. Nestor passed a couple Caribou boys in the final stretch. Realistically, second was the goal coming in. Falmouth’s depth was too much.” The Rangers will suffer some key graduation losses. “Next year will be a rebuilding year for the boys,” said Dowling. Freeport’s 165 points left it sixth. The Falcons produced scorers junior Ian McGhie (25th, 18:02.41), senior Nick Sweet (26th, 18:03.81), junior Abrim Berkemeyer (30th, 18:12.86), senior Taylor Saucier (35th, 18:19.62) and junior Mason Cyr (49th, 18:44.15). Yarmouth didn’t qualify as a team, but did send two individuals. Sophomore Braden Becker had the 23rd-best time (17:57.00). Junior Thomas Robichaud had the 54th-fastest finish (18:43.22). MDI excelled on the girls’ side, easily winning with 59 points, placing all five scorers in the top 14. Greely’s 166 points left it fifth. The Rangers were without standout sophomore Kirstin Sandreuter, but were paced by freshman Eva Bates, who placed 10th (20:47.08). Also scoring were junior Allie Day (34th, 22:07.43), continued page 26

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NYA field hockey repeats! (Editor’s note: For the complete version of this story, as well as the NYA-Sacopee Valley regional final story, please visit By Michael Hoffer YARMOUTH — The precocious Panthers of North Yarmouth Academy did it again. Saturday afternoon in the Class C field hockey state final at Yarmouth High School, the Panthers and very talented Eastern C champion Winthrop battled through 60 scoreless minutes of regulation with neither producing much in the way of good scoring chances. The teams then went to two overtimes and both had great opportunities, but couldn’t finish. The game (along with the season and

championship) had to be decided on “sudden victory” penalty corners and on its second opportunity, NYA produced the sound it longed to hear all day – the thwack of the ball rattling in the cage. Junior Olivia Madore did the honors, tipping home sophomore Kayla Rose’s shot, but the game wasn’t won yet. The Ramblers had a final corner opportunity to answer, but the Panthers didn’t allow a shot as senior standout Katherine Millett (fittingly) intercepted a pass and dribbled the ball out to the 25-yard line where the 1-0 victory became official. Despite youth, many new faces and its most difficult playoff crucible to date, NYA finished 14-4 and won Class C for the second year in a row, the third time in four sea-

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sons and the fourth time in school history, ending Winthrop’s campaign at 13-3-2. “It’s very exciting,” said Madore, moments after the win. “It means a lot because we were a lot of sophomores and freshmen. Only two seniors. It means a lot to say we got here and you were all wrong.”

Back on top NYA was a veritable all-star team in 2010, winning every game but one before outlasting Foxcroft Academy, 2-1, on three rounds of penalty corners in the state final at Orono. At that point, the Panthers had gone 50-4 over three seasons and had won two titles and fell just one goal shy of another. This year’s team, however, faced a much tougher task with just three returning starters: junior midfielder Jen Brown, poised senior leader Katie Cawley and Millett, who is without question one of the finest players in the state of Maine. Junior midfielder Bailey Clock saw some limited time in 2010, but every other member this fall was new, including freshman goalie Elizabeth Coughlin. Also new was coach Tracy Quimby, who was Julia Sterling’s assistant the past two years. As expected, the Panthers hit some potholes in the regular season, losing four times, but they won their other 10 games to earn the No. 2 seed in the region. The postseason would be fraught with danger and in all three regional games, NYA could have bowed out, but the squad

survived No. 7 Telstar (2-1, in overtime), No. 3 Lisbon (1-0, on three rounds of penalty corners) and finally top-ranked Sacopee Valley in the regional final last Wednesday, 2-1, behind two goals from sophomore Kayla Rose. Awaiting the Panthers Saturday was a Winthrop squad which went 10-2-2 in the regular season, then downed Boothbay, Central and Dexter to advance to its first championship game in 22 years. The teams had no postseason history prior to Saturday afternoon, but they penned a memorable chapter, which, like all good stories, got more compelling as it went along. The first half featured four penalty corners for Winthrop and none for NYA. The Ramblers had the better of possession. The Panthers’ lone chances resulted in a Millett shot being saved by Winthrop sophomore goalie Alyssa Arsenault and a Rose rebound shot going high. The Ramblers would have nine penalty corners in the second half, including six in a short span, but couldn’t put the ball in the cage. NYA’s best look of the second half came with 9:50 to play, when Madore had a shot from the side, but Arsenault turned it aside. In regulation, Winthrop had 13 corners to zero for the Panthers, but NYA’s defense and Coughlin came up big time after time to keep the game scoreless. In “sudden victory” overtime, teams play continued page 28


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(Editor’s note: For the complete Falmouth-Westbrook game story, please visit By Michael Hoffer Four local football teams took the field for playoff games Friday night, but just one was left standing by midnight. That one would be the top ranked, defending Class C state champion Yarmouth Clippers, who improved their two-season win streak to 21 with a 45-6 victory over No. 8 Oak Hill in the quarterfinals. Yarmouth rushed for 257 yards, utilizing a variety of backs. Junior Caleb Uhl led the Clippers with 108 yards on nine carries and a touchdown. Senior Anders Overhaug scored three touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries. “We try to get equal carries,” Clippers coach Jim Hartman said. “We try to spread it around. Once they started chasing Anders, we could run Caleb back on a couple plays.” Overhaug took the opening kick to the 40. Four plays later, sophomore quarterback Brady Neujahr scampered in from 30 yards for a 7-0 lead. “We preach that special teams win championships,” Hartman said. “We work hard at it. We spent a lot of time this week on that. We picked up on some things they did on the film, and we worked on it really well.” Sophomore Matt Woodbury scored on a 2-yard run to make it 14-0 midway through the first quarter.

The Raiders then drove for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 14-6, but a fake punt toss from senior Dennis Erving led to another Yarmouth TD, an 8-yard Overhaug run. “I’ve been fighting with (Dennis) all year to throw that thing,” Hartman said. Overhaug had a pair of 13-yard scoring runs in the third quarter to make it 35-6. The Clippers then added a 27-yard field goal from senior Bryce Snyder and an 18yard run by Uhl in the fourth. “It was much tougher than we anticipated,” Hartman said. “The kids passed with flying colors. Special teams was the difference. Anders excelled on kickoffs. He and Dennis did a great job on punt returns to set us up with short fields.” Yarmouth will host No. 4 Lisbon (7-2) in the semifinals Friday night. On Sept. 30, the Clippers beat the Greyhounds, 34-6. In last year’s regional final, Yarmouth rallied past Lisbon, 14-12. “With all due respect to Freeport, Lisbon’s become our top rival,” Hartman said. “We’ve had some big games in front of big crowds. They’re a pretty good team. We have to win the special teams battle. We’re looking forward to it.” Elsewhere in Western C, Freeport made its first playoff appearance Friday. The Falcons, seeded sixth, went to No. 3 Maranacook and despite taking an early 6-0 lead on a short TD run from junior Dan Burke, went down to a 30-6 defeat as their best season to date concluded at 5-4.



Yarmouth seniors Ben Weinrich (left) and Bart Gallagher serve as a roadblock for an Oak Hill runner during Friday night’s 44-6 Clippers’ win in the Western C quarterfinals.

Greely junior Svenn Jacobson finds his way impeded by 300-pound Cape Elizabeth senior Andrew Lavallee during the teams’ Western Class B quarterfinal round playoff game Friday night. The Rangers’ season came to an end with a 21-9 setback.

“We had a lot of penalties that killed us,” said Freeport coach Rob Grover. “(Maranacook’s) a very balanced team. They wore us down. We had to play from behind in the second half. Burke had a great game on both sides of the ball. “It was a good season for a third-year program. We had a ball. Every season’s fun, but this one was special. There were a lot of firsts.” The Falcons lose eight seniors, but will look to contend again next autumn. “Our junior class is solid,” Grover said. “The line is where we need to get stronger.” In Western B, Falmouth hosted its first playoff game ever. The fourth-ranked Yachtsmen were coming off an inspirational

come-from-behind win over rival Greely in the regular season finale, but couldn’t rally again against No. 5 Westbrook in the quarterfinals. Neither team scored a point in the first three periods. After the Blue Blazes took the lead (but failed on a two-point conversion) with 9:14 left, Falmouth drove 60 yards and went up 7-6 on a 7-yard TD run from junior Will Sipperly and an extra point from sophomore Joe Goodrich with 6:14 to go. The Yachtsmen couldn’t keep Westbrook out of the end zone, however, as the visitors scored with 1:50 to go.

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By Michael Hoffer Two local boys’ soccer teams rode breathtaking wins to the regional finals, while three others were ousted in the quarterfinals last week. In Western Class B, Falmouth, the second seed, blanked No. 7 Lincoln, 3-0, in the quarterfinals behind two goals from senior Brandon Tuttle and another from junior Grant Burfeind. “We outshot them, 26-3, but their goalie made some nice saves,” said Falmouth coach Dave Halligan. “Sometimes in the first tournament game you press and try too hard.” Saturday, in the semifinals against a sixth-ranked Fryeburg Academy squad coming off an upset over Yarmouth, the Yachtsmen had to scratch and claw to advance. Falmouth raced to a 1-0 lead on junior J.P. White’s goal in the first minute, but the Raiders tied it before the half and went on top, 2-1, with 25 minutes to go. The Yachtsmen were still down 2-1 until the 75th minute when junior Luke Andrews bailed them out. With the game apparently heading for overtime, senior Jeremy Lydick stepped up and played the hero, scoring with only 14 seconds to go for an improbable 3-2 victory. “This ranks right there,” said Halligan. “We’ve won some games in overtime, but not being down a goal with five minutes left. (Fryeburg) has talented players. They

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were difficult to contend with. We kept pushing. The kids did a great job. We sent extra players forward and took chances and it worked out for us.” The Yachtsmen earned a trip to topranked York for the regional final Wednesday. The teams split in the regular season, each winning at home (Falmouth, 2-1 on Sept. 16 and York, 4-0 on Oct. 12). The last playoff meeting between the schools came in the 2007 quarterfinals (a 3-0 Yachtsmen win). Falmouth led the all-time series, 4-0. “We’ll go down there and try to compete,” said Halligan. “York’s probably the best team. They’re legit. It’s a veteran, senior team. We have veteran underclassmen. We need to match their intensity and be stronger in the air.” If the Yachtsmen reach the state final for the eighth time since 2000, they would face either Camden Hills (16-0) or Presque Isle (14-1-1) Saturday at a time to be announced at Hampden Academy. Defending Class B champion Yarmouth hoped for another showdown with Falmouth in the semifinals, but the Clippers couldn’t advance past the quarterfinals. Yarmouth, ranked third, fell behind No. 6 Fryeburg, 1-0, three minutes into the game and despite pushing the remaining 77 for the tying goal, never got it and finished 9-5-1. “I told the kids afterwards that we didn’t play badly,” said Clippers coach Mike Hagerty. “We held a good team to two shots. Part of it was because they sat back and weren’t attacking. We had three chances in the first half that I thought would be goals, but (seniors) Sam Torres and Ryan Maguire had to take an extra touch and got blocked by a defender and if (senior) Eamon (Costello) hadn’t had a haircut, he would have had a goal. He missed it by a fraction of an inch. We got close, but we couldn’t quite get over the hunt. We won so many close games this year, maybe some we shouldn’t have. Maybe it caught up with us. We didn’t have the offensive firepower to overcome mistakes. “It’s the first time we’ve lost in the quarterfinals and the first time we lost to Fryeburg,” he added. “The seniors didn’t want to turn out the lights. It was heartbreaking for them, but given the obstacles we had to overcome, we have a lot to celebrate. We competed in every game. To go 10 games without a loss in our conference is significant. I feel really badly for Sam, Ryan and (senior goalkeeper) Chris (Knaub) who took turns carrying us and (senior) Josh (Britten) who didn’t get to play.” Look for Yarmouth to bounce back in 2012. “I’m already looking forward to next year,” Hagerty said. “I like what I have coming back. Our young kids played well this year.” Freeport, the eighth seed, went to No. 1 York for the quarterfinals and gave the Wildcats a scare before falling, 1-0, as its season concluded at 7-8-1. “The last game of the season was one of our best,” said Falcons coach Joe Heathco. “(Senior) Alex Campbell was finally feeling better from his midseason concussion and did a terrific job in net. He made a couple of fantastic saves to keep us in the game. We did not have a lot of shots, but this team never really took that many shots. We were on the cusp of breaking in on goal several different times and were a constant threat to

score. Everyone played to the level that we asked. We ended with a free kick just above and to the side of the box and brought everyone in but could not get the tying goal with 30 seconds left in regulation. “I’m really pleased with how the season went. The boys were very competitive and we were a much better team at the end of the season. This group was intelligent in their play and did a good job of adjusting their game tactically to accomplish goals at different points in the season.” Freeport will be hard hit by graduation, but figures to rebound nicely. “We graduate 10 players in all and many starters,” Heathco said. “It will be especially tough to replace Alex in goal after the season he has had as well as (senior) Jack Dawe and Zach Greene at forward who were a threat to score every time we got possession of the ball. We are returning both center-backs and two midfielders, so hopefully we can put another strong group on the pitch who will compete with the best again next season.” In Western C, North Yarmouth Academy has done it again. After getting to the regional final as a No. 7 seed in 2009 and to the state final as an eight seed last autumn, the Panthers were the ninth and final team in the regional tournament this fall, but once again have overcome. NYA blanked No. 8 Mt. Abram, 5-0, in the preliminary round, then went to No. 1 St. Dom’s for a renewal of an old rivalry in the quarterfinals. There, senior Ryan Rousseau played the hero, tying the game at 2-2 in the second half, then getting credited for the winner with five seconds to go (on an own goal), which completed a hat trick and gave the Panthers a stirring 3-2 triumph. “I just tried to give it a little tap and see what I could do,“ Rousseau said. “(Assistant) coach Will Pike has always told us hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard, so we worked hard all game.” “We knew in relative terms, compared to the teams above us, we were every bit as competitive,” NYA coach Martyn Keen said. “All I asked (the guys) to do was remember that we’re the defending regional champions no matter what the seedings say and to defend the title with honor and integrity. To go behind twice and show the resiliency we did, I’m very proud.” That sent the Panthers to No. 4 Lisbon for a thrilling semifinal Friday. NYA took a 1-0 lead on a goal from freshman D.J. Nicholas off a corner kick, but the Greyhounds drew even in the second half. Again, NYA would win it late as sophomore Jackson CohanSmith scored on a long blast with 13:05 to play and the Panthers made it stand up to win, 2-1. “Our wings, we were putting them out wide, and we had a lot of space to go up the middle,” Cohan-Smith said. “I think they got caught back a little and I had a lot of time to dribble. I was just kicking it. I was just trying to make good contact.” “Lisbon made it very difficult, they’re a very tenacious group,” Keen said. “It’s kind of funny that that keeps happening to us. We have such a tough schedule. I was telling (my assistant coach) earlier, we’re 19-17-4 in three regular seasons, and 8-2 in the playoffs, and all on the road.” NYA returned to the road Wednesday when it met No. 2 Waynflete in the regional

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Falmouth girls survive and advance Freeport, Greely, Yarmouth finished By Michael Hoffer It took a awhile, but the Falmouth girls’ soccer team advanced to the regional final once again. The Yachtsmen, ranked third after a 9-32 regular season, had its way with No. 6 Yarmouth in the quarterfinals, 4-0, behind two goals from junior Alex Bernier and one each from juniors Caitlin Bucksbaum and Cassie Darrow. The Clippers’ season came to an end at 7-9. “We had two great games with Falmouth during the year that were really tight throughout, so I expected the same kind of game,” said Yarmouth coach Rich Smith. “We carried play for the first 15 minutes and had good opportunities including (senior) Ricki Pierce hitting the crossbar. They scored and five minutes later, had a breakaway. We had to be more aggressive and it took us out of our game. We’ve had trouble scoring goals this year. They got one more 18 seconds before halftime. We talked about playing hard and getting one early in the second half, but they got one. The score wasn’t indicative of how close the teams are. It was one of those nights when things went Falmouth’s way. They’re very good. “The girls were good all year about play-

ing hard, staying focused and keeping their heads. It was a tricky year with injuries and position changes. That made it hard to get continuity from game to game. We did play York to a pair of one-goal games and beat Falmouth by a goal and lost to them in overtime. When we were good, we were very good.” Yarmouth loses five seniors and will be a force again in 2012. “We have a lot of kids coming back and a strong eighth grade class,” said Smith. “I have high hopes for next year.” Falmouth then went to No. 2 York Saturday for the semifinals. The rivals added another chapter to their playoff history with a contest that couldn’t be decided in 110 minutes. After the Yachtsmen took an early lead on senior Annie Criscione’s header off a corner kick, the Wildcats drew even 11 minutes in. Early in the second half, Darrow struck to put Falmouth up, 2-1, but again York rallied and tied the score with 11 minutes to play. The end of regulation and two 15-minute overtimes couldn’t settle matters, so it came down to penalty kicks. There, senior Sarah Hemphill, junior Angela Mallis and sophomore Megan Miller succeeded on their attempts and junior goalkeeper Caroline Lucas turned away three shots to give Falmouth the 3-2 victory. “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our athletes,” said Falmouth coach




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Wally LeBlanc. “In order to get to the Western Maine finals, they had to defeat traditional powerhouses Yarmouth and York.” The Yachtsmen earned a regional final date at No. 1 Morse (16-0) Wednesday afternoon. The teams didn’t play in the regular season and had no playoff history. “Now, we have to gear up to play at Morse, who has been fantastic all season,” LeBlanc said. “Some people feel that because Morse has played an Eastern Maine schedule that they can’t compete against Western Maine teams. I disagree. If you really look closely at this Morse team you will know that they have had a terrific record the past two seasons in Class A, before going undefeated this season. Morse is a seasoned, veteran team that has scored about 100 goals this season. It’s going to take a tremendous effort by our squad to defeat them and I’m looking forward to the opportunity. That’s what makes coaching this game so much fun.” If Falmouth advanced to a second straight Class B Final, it would go to Hampden Academy to meet either Presque Isle (141-1) or Hermon (13-2-1) Saturday at a time to be determined. The playoff runs of Freeport and Greely also came to an end in last week’s quarterfinals. The Falcons, ranked seventh in Western B, were coming off their first postseason win this century when they went to York last Tuesday. Freeport fell behind 2-0 at halftime and 3-0 in the second half before senior Jess Hench scored. That would be it for offense, however, and the Falcons’ best season since 2004 ended at 8-8 with a 3-1 setback. “Our last game of the season was tough



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Falmouth’s last drive ended with an interception and a final desperation play went for naught as the Yachtsmen’s season ended at 6-3 with a 12-7 loss. “It wasn’t meant to be,” lamented Falmouth coach John Fitzsimmons. “I felt when we came down and scored, I thought the magic was going to be there, but to (Westbrook’s) credit, they worked hard and drove the ball up the field. This game meant the world to us. We’ve never had a home game. We were excited about it. We wanted to have the first (playoff) win ever here. It wasn’t to be, but part of life is learning that things don’t always go your way and picking yourself up to move on.” Westbrook moved on to face top-ranked Wells in the semifinals, while the Yachtsmen will say goodbye to some special seniors who turned the program into a legitimate contender and look forward to 2012. “The guys love the game and played their hearts out,” Fitzsimmons said. “We say thank you and wish Westbrook well in the next game. It’s a wonderful group of players that I’ll be able to always say I was glad to coach. It was an outstanding record for Falmouth, but we really wanted to go to Wells. We’ll start in the weight room in January and talk about 2012. We’ll have some good younger players back, but we

physically, emotionally, and mentally,” said Freeport coach Elayna Girardin. “York is a strong team. The girls played their hardest and with heart and though we did not beat them, I am proud with how hard we worked and played. I’ve heard many times from many different places, especially from my (athletic director) that success isn’t measured in wins and losses. I think that is especially important here, though we didn’t win the last game it was successful in so many other ways. “I think that our season can really be summed up similar to our last game. The girls spent the season working hard and we all learned through our mistakes and accomplishments to help build us into a stronger team. I am proud of how the girls were able to play the entire season.” Look out for this rising program in 2012. “Every year is a new year, it brings different challenges, different opponents, etc.” Girardin said. “We’ll continue to build as a team and work hard to play our best and be a strong opponent against any team we face.” The Rangers were fifth in Western A and they downed Kennebunk in the preliminary round. Wednesday, however, Greely had to go to its house of horrors, Thornton Academy, for the quarterfinals. After losing to the fourth-ranked Golden Trojans in each of the past two semifinals, the Rangers hoped the third time would be a charm, but once again, they fell behind early and despite a second half penalty kick goal from senior Libby Thomas and a goal from senior Audrey Parolin it wasn’t enough and they fell, 3-2, finishing at 13-3. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

lose some talented guys who made this year very special.” Greely slipped to the No. 6 seed after losing to Falmouth and went to No. 3 Cape Elizabeth for the quarterfinals. The Rangers fell behind 14-0, but got back to 14-3 at halftime thanks to a field goal from junior Pat Finnegan. Senior Mike Leeman’s short TD run got Greely back to 14-9 in the third period, but the Capers added a fourth quarter score to win, 21-9, ending the Rangers’ year at 5-4. “We made a couple early mistakes and they kept us out of the end zone in the fourth quarter,” said Greely coach Dave Higgins. “We gave them good field position. The kids played awesome. I think (Cape Elizabeth) thought they were in a game with us. “It’s been a great season,” he added. “Going in, our expectation was just to be competitive. We didn’t think we’d have the record we had. I thought in the preseason that we might surprise a lot of people. The kids bought in.” The Rangers lose some key senior contributors, but should be right back in the hunt next year. “We lose Leeman and a couple other twoway starters, but I’m pretty excited,” said Higgins. “It comes down to having the kids buy in. Will they lift and do what they need to do for us take another step?” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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senior Melissa Jacques (36th, 22:12.07), sophomore Jill Booth (40th, 22:23.62) and junior Jordan Ouellette (46th, 22:29.70). “We didn’t have our No. 1 girl, Kirstin, who was out with mono and that’s anywhere from 10 to 20 points difference,” Dowling said. “Not that we would have touched MDI or (runner-up) Camden Hills, but we might have been closer to (third place) Caribou or (fourth place) Cape. The girls all ran close to their course-best times under these muddy conditions. I thought they performed well.” Greely will be back in the hunt in 2012. “We’re losing a lot of seniors, but it will hopefully just be a reloading year for the girls,” Dowling said. Yarmouth was 10th with 225 points. Junior Sarah Becker capped her excellent season by coming in 19th (21:25.21). Also scoring were freshman Gabrielle Beaulieu (32nd, 22:05.22), sophomore Madison Hynes (41st, 22:24.22), junior Emma Pid-

den (55th, 22:42.94) and freshman Molly Walsh (78th, 24:09.87). Falmouth came in 11th with 229 points. Leading the Yachtsmen was sophomore Madeline Roberts (25th, 21:53.48). Other scorers included senior Jena Mannette (42nd, 22:25.67), junior Abby Payson (51st, 22:33.48), senior Grace Dancoes (54th, 22:41.58) and junior Molly Ryan (57th, 22:45.03). “The girls got out reasonably well, but it didn’t hold together,” Paul said. “We’re better than we ran. MDI was so good.” “We struggled,” Kurry said. “I knew MDI was good and I expected them to win, but I didn’t expect them to be so dominant. Their five runners beat our league.” Freeport’s 288 points left it 13th. Scoring for the Falcons were junior Ciera Wentworth (45th, 22:28.84), senior Ellie Soule (49th, 22:30.46), sophomore Nina Davenport (52nd, 22:35.77), sophomore Elly Bengtsson (68th, 23:11.24) and sophomore Emily Jennings (74th, 23:36.69).

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all year and culminated their season in style Saturday, scoring 74 points, 34 better than runner-up Waynflete, to win Class C for the second year in a row and for the fourth time since 2001. While senior Cam Regan struggled, placed 27th and failed to score, his teammates came through admirably. Leading the way were seniors Alex Coffin (eighth, 17:43.85) and Evan Kendall (ninth, 17:55.70). Also scoring were senior Rudy Guliani (12th, 18:07.10), freshman Matt Malcolm (20th, 18:28.89) and senior Grant McPherson (25th, 18:47.99). “I was very proud of our team’s effort,” said Panthers coach Peter Sillin. “They performed very well under the weight of high expectations and when the unexpected happened and our leader, Cam, found himself in trouble, they really pulled together as a team. Alex just proved once again what a big meet runner he is and Evan and Rudy can be proud of the way they capped their senior season. Matt has been an increasingly pleasant surprise all fall. And Grant and Brian (Trelegan, who was 30th) gave us the kind of depth that no one else in Class C had this year.” This senior-laden team will likely come back to the pack next year, but you can’t write NYA off. “This team is full of seniors who will be missed as scorers and as leaders next year on the team and in the school,” Sillin said. “Our team will lose six of our top seven to graduation, but with the top freshman in Class C (Matt) and a few other runners with some potential, sophomore Jake Burns and freshman Ian Moore come to mind, we’ll have a base on which to build for the future of the program.” Merriconeag had 199 points and was ninth. Junior Jack Pierce came in third (17:02.35). Other scorers were senior Tyler O’Brien (34th, 19:08.07), freshman Zach Neveu (35th, 19:08.92), junior Ben Tindall

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Greely freshman Eva Bates (left) and Yarmouth junior Sarah Becker run nearly in tandem during the Class B girls’ state meet. Bates wound up passing Becker and finishing 10th, while Becker wound up 19th.

(59th, 20:42.59) and sophomore John Burgess (68th, 21:25.85). The Merriconeag girls won with 61 points. Junior Zoe Chace-Donahue (ninth, 22:11.80), freshman Samantha Pierce (10th, 22:12.60), junior Teagan Wu (12th, 22:33.06), freshman Jesse Saffeir (14th, 22:52.74) and sophomore Carlin Tindall (16th, 23:14.85) were the scorers. NYA had 104 points to come in fourth. Senior Hillary Detert capped her career with a seventh-place finish (21:53.43). Senior Maggie Meixell placed 19th (23:39.67), senior Hadley Gibson 21st (23:44.40), freshman Hannah Austin 22nd (23:45.23) and senior Sarah Jordan 35th (25:14.32).

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Volleyball from page 21 this. We were hoping we wouldn’t be forced to settle for anything but a championship. It’s a perfect ending to a perfect season.” “It’s awesome to see volleyball come up to this level,” Hasch added. “I’m lucky I had a great team this year. This one’s really sweet. We wanted it really bad for Bruce. (The girls) came in from day one setting the goal high. I was thinking maybe it shouldn’t be so high, but they wanted that goal and they achieved it. I’m so excited there’s finally a Gold Ball (trophy). When I saw that, I knew we had to win it. No one else should take it home.” Greely will make a run at title number nine next fall. “I think we’ll be in the thick of it again next year,” said Hasch.

Worth the wait Yarmouth went 7-8 in 2010, losing to perennial powerhouse Greely in the Class A quarterfinals. The Clippers moved to Class B this fall and went 10-4 in the regular season, losing only to Greely, Scarborough, Biddeford and Falmouth. A seven-match win streak turned their season. Yarmouth got a huge boost this year when senior Morgan Cahill returned to the program. The Clippers finished third in the Heal Points standings and began their playoff run with a 3-0 home win over No. 6 Machias. Yarmouth then had to travel all the way up

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to No. 2 Calais, but it was worth the trip as the Clippers prevailed, 3-0. That set a date with a Bucksport squad that Yarmouth knew little about. The Clippers quickly learned that the Golden Bucks would be a very difficult out. In the first game, Bucksport jumped to an early 5-3 lead, but junior Gina Robertson delivered four successive service points, two of which were punctuated by Cahill kills to put Yarmouth on top. Successive aces from sophomore Grace Mallett and a Cahill kill (assisted by Mallett) pushed the lead to 18-12. Junior Lindsay Tyler then served out the game and the Clippers prevailed, 25-19. In the second game, Yarmouth fell behind early and was down 14-11 before senior captain Suzanne Driscoll had four successive service points to get the Clippers back in it. Yarmouth then went up 23-15 before senior Lydia Ruetty served out the final point for a 25-21 triumph. That set the stage for the third game. Again, Bucksport jumped out early, up 106, but Tyler came through again, delivering seven successive service points (including three aces) to put the Clippers on top to stay, 13-10. The Golden Bucks were still within 19-17 late, but Robertson served out the final six points of the match, helped by a pair of Ruetty kills. The winning point provided an anxious


moment. “Ruetty collected the final kill, which hit the top of the net and seemed to hover there for awhile before it calmly dropped onto the Bucksport side and sealed the match,” said Yarmouth coach Jim Senecal. “The final point was kind of scary,” Driscoll said. “We had to wait for the ball to drop on the floor, then everyone went crazy.” At last, the Clippers were number one. “Grace’s aces gave us some energy,” Cahill said. “Lydia had some hits that helped us out too. We knew their style of play was defensive so we kept that mindset. We just played our game.” “It was exciting because it’s the first time for Yarmouth volleyball,” senior captain Bailey Sheehan said. “Morgan proved why she’s an (firstteam all-state) all-star with a dominant performance,” Senecal added. “Her 12 kills, consistant serves and solid back row play helped lead the way for us. Suzanne (six kills) would tell you that she didn’t have her best offensive game, but she more than made up for it with her defense. Her ability to read hitters is and to get to the spot is second to none. I think Lydia (four kills) saved her best game for when we needed her the most as she played outstanding today. Lindsay consistently delivered great



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passes to our setter and got our offense going for us. She also had her best serving day of the year. We got strong consistent play from everyone all year.” When the Clippers got back to Yarmouth, they were honored. “It was cool to have the parade down Main Street,” Cahill said. “We had a good time.” Yarmouth will have a very different look next year after losing Cahill, Driscoll, Ruetty and Sheehan, along with Sarah Crommett, Amelia Gallay and Megan Haley, but after tasting a title, look for next year’s team to make another deep run. “We will really miss our seven terrific seniors who brought much more than just skill to help us achieve this goal,” Senecal said. “They believed that they could be champions and helped the others believe it as well. Whether they were starters on the court, or pushing those starters every day in practice, they were terrific. “We return three starters from this year’s squad, along with a couple of other juniors who saw quite a lot of playing time this season. With a strong core group of returning players and an excellent pool of newcomers, we’ll be looking forward to more success in 2012.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Field Hockey from page 22 up to two eight-minute periods and go seven on seven, which opens up the field dramatically. Less than a minute into the first OT, NYA earned its first penalty corner, but two Millett bids were blocked and seconds later, a third shot from Millett was denied by Arsenault. With 5:52 to go, Millett got the ball in front and for a split second had an open cage at which to shoot, but her shot trickled just wide left. In the final minute of the first session, Madore had a shot that Arsneault kicked away and a Millett rush was broken up. The fun continued in overtime number two. Just 43 seconds in, a shot from Ramblers junior Mary Claire Blanchard was saved by Coughlin and Blanchard’s rebound shot which very well could have ended matters was just wide. With 3:56 to go, Millett blasted a shot, but it went off the side of the cage. With 3:21 remaining, Millett’s rush was broken up again. With 1:55 showing, Coughlin made a kick save. With 1:08 to go, Madore’s pass for Millett was just long. NYA got the ball back, but Millett’s rush was broken up and a follow-up shot was blocked. The game then went to penalty corners, where teams take turns until a round produces a score. After each team failed to score on their first attempt, the Panthers finally produced a goal. As so often happens in field hockey, it wasn’t clear what happened until you heard the thud and the whoops of celebration, but after Millett inserted the ball to Brown, who passed to Rose, Rose played the ball toward the goal and in the mass of humanity in front of the cage, Madore managed to steer it home. “I didn’t think it was going to happen,”

Boys soccer from page 24 final. The Panthers might have gotten an edge as the game was moved from Waynflete’s snow-laden grass field to the turf at Fitzpatrick Stadium. NYA plays its home games on turf. The teams played two tight games in the regular season, settling for a 1-1 draw at Waynflete Sept. 14 and a one-goal thriller 16 days later in Yarmouth (won by the Flyers, 2-1). Last year, in the regional final, the Panthers shocked Waynflete, 1-0. “We’re very pleased to be back in the regional final, especially given the rocky road we had to travel this regular season,” Keen said. “We find ourselves once again paired up with Waynflete. The teams and players know each other well and I would like to think there is a great mutual respect. We played two close games this season. There is no doubt that going in, they’re the favored team, but we are well used to the underdog role and we know that on any given day, anything is possible. We would love to get back to the state final, but so too would Waynflete, so it should be a great game. I know my boys are playing very good soccer right now and hopefully they have peaked at the most opportune time.” If NYA makes it back to the Class C state

Madore said. “It means a lot scoring the winning goal. The only goal. Kayla hit it in to me and I just tipped it in. I saw it roll in.” “I saw that the goalie wasn’t really on the corner and the ball went in,” Millett said. “Their defense was upset and we were happy.” “I thought 7 (vs.) 7 we’d have it, but we didn’t quite,” Quimby added. “By (corners), I was just in an adrenaline rush. I was shaking. The girls always make it exciting.” The Ramblers had a chance to answer, but couldn’t get a shot on goal as Millett made the steal and calmly dribbled to the 25 and that was that. “I never know when something big is about to happen and I didn’t know we were about to end corners,” Millett said. “When I heard everyone yelling, ‘Millett!,’ I thought I was doing something wrong, but I was not letting go of the ball. When everyone ran on the field, I didn’t know it was over. That represents our season, to go hard the whole time.” All of the Panthers, old and new, were thrilled with the triumph. “Most people don’t get three (state) wins in their entire career,” Millett said. “I’m ecstatic it happened to me. I’ve had great teammates and awesome players to play with.” “We were going to sprint and yell like there was no tomorrow and we did,” Madore said. “It was very exciting.” “I was really scared at the beginning, but at the end, when we went into corners, I knew we could do it,” Coughlin said. “I think (the seniors) wanted to win it because two years ago when they lost here, it was a heartbreak. I knew they’d come today and show what NYA field hockey 2011 has.” Quimby had plenty of praise to go around. “Each player stepped up this year,” Quimby said. “I thought our defense did

final it will meet either Houlton (13-2-1) or Orono (11-4-1) Saturday at a time to be determined at Hampden Academy. In Western A, Greely got back to the playoffs this fall after a year away and earned the No. 8 seed. The Rangers held off Marshwood in overtime in the preliminary round and gave top-ranked Scarborough a scare in the quarterfinals, but ultimately fell, 1-0, to finish 8-7-1. “I thought we could have won,” Greely coach Mike Andreasen said. “We dominated the second half, but only had one real good chance. (Scarborough’s) tough defensively, although they’re a cut below where they’ve been offensively. “Our team and our entire program feel real good about our season and our outlook for 2012 looks good as well, he added. “We blended some experienced players with some newcomers to rejoin the playoff scene after missing it a year ago. Several underclassmen played key roles in our development and our 10 seniors provided leadership and drive toward our postseason run. In addition, our JV team won the ‘Best of the West Tournament.’ Overall, it was an extremely positive season for our entire program.” Sun Journal staff writers Kalle Oakes and Justin Pelletier contributed to this story. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Yarmouth field hockey wins sportsmanship award The Yarmouth field hockey team, fresh off its first playoff appearance in four years, won the inaugural Class B Sportsmanship award, which was presented at the state championships held Saturday at Yarmouth High. Contributed

a great job. We worked our backs and put some of our youngest kids on some of the best players in the state and they did great.” While Winthrop dominated the penalty corners, 14-5, NYA had a 10-6 edge in shots on goal. Arsneault made nine saves to six for Coughlin, who stood tall throughout the postseason. “I knew our defense could stop them,” Coughlin said. “I’m glad I didn’t have to face that many shots because it’s a lot of stress to get shot on. A couple times when it was crowded down there I was nervous, but I had trust in my teammates.” “We’re a team who’s confident in our defense,” Millett said. “We know we can protect our goalie. She’s been a huge part of our game. We want to do the most that we can to help her. For corners, just playing defense is comfortable because she talks to us and supports us.”

after what it’s accomplished the past four seasons, it’s a safe bet that the Panthers will be making a push for another title in 2012. Replacing Millett’s production will not come easily, however. “Katherine scored 96 goals in her career,” said Quimby. “I was hoping she might make it to 100. I don’t think she even realized how close she got. I don’t know many other kids who had 96 goals in their career. She did a great job.” The returning players know how high the bar is set and are up for the challenge. “We hope we can do it again,” Coughlin said. “Hopefully next year we’ll have the juniors push us as hard as Millett did this year to get us here,” Madore said. “Who doesn’t want to go to states? We’re only losing two players and hopefully we’ll gain a lot.”


Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Falmouth student competes on ‘Kick Start’ FALMOUTH — Caroline Coxe, an eighth grader at Falmouth Middle School, has earned a spot on WPXT’s game show “Kick Start.” Coxe will compete alongside 26 other Maine eighth graders for a $5,000 NextGen College Investing Plan. In order to score the scholarship, she will have to outsmart the other students in rigorous trivia tests and survive a messy showdown with a giant pie-wielding chicken. To see Coxe compete tune in to “Kick Start” on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on WPXT (Channel 12 on Time Warner and Comcast Cable and Channel 51 on Dish Network).

Hadlock travels to Italy for education FREEPORT — Ilka P. Hadlock, of Freeport, a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy, is participating in St. Lawrence University’s International Study Program for the fall 2011 semester. Hadlock, a member of the class of 2013 at St. Lawrence, is studying in Italy at the University of Georgia-Cortona.


The Theater Company at Falmouth High School will present “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone” Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. FMI

YARMOUTH — Last summer Kristopher Cody, a sophomore at Yarmouth High School spent three weeks of his vacation in Nacaragua with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international service learning summer program. Cody was one of 22 high school students who traveled to Jinotega, a large town about 100 miles north of Managua, the capital. Along with other teens, he helped to build the central office for a water treatment system that will serve several rural communities. They also completed the foundation for a community center and volunteered at a Jinotega elementary school helping the teachers plan and teach English-language classes. In addition to the program in Nicaragua, VISIONS Service Adventures operates a dozen summer service programs around the globe in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean West Indies, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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Greater Portland Calls for Art 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,, 751-1323 or Laurel Gervais, lgervais@maine.

Books & Authors Thursday 11/3 Gray Jacobik reading, 5 p.m., 7th floor events room Glickman Library, USM, free, FMI 892-9831. Poetry in the Library hosts Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, 7-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase and signing. FMI 846-4763 or

Wednesday 11/9 ”Dispelling the Myth:” How America can achieve high-quality, lower cost health care, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, $17 members/$27 nonmembers, register by Nov. 4, FMI 772-2811. ”L.L. Bean: The man & his company” author Jim Witherell to speak, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.

Saturday 11/12 John McDonald 20th Anniversary radio broadcast and book signing, 8-11 a.m., Nonesuch Books and Cards, Millcreek Shopping Center, 50 Market St., South portland, 799-2659,

Film ”Conversations with Edd Bonney,” now available for sale at Freeport Public Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport,

Wednesday 11/2 ”Play Again,” 7 p.m., Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland. Free. FMI 699-2989.

Thursday 11/3 Get the scoop on acid rain in Casco Bay, short film and talk by Mike Doan, 7 p.m., Foreside Community Church. Free. FMI 781-5880.

Saturday 11/5 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 4 p.m., tickets $15 + service fee in advance and $20 door. FMI

Galleries Wednesday 11/2 Acrylic Paintings by Ed Mcartan, runs through Nov. 30, Brunswick Council Chambers, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, FMI or to schedule a viewing 798-6964.

Thursday 11/3 Northeast x Southwest opening reception 5-7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 26. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. FMI 772-2693.

Aria Tuki Exhibition Opening, 5-8 p.m., Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, Falmouth. ”At Work and Play,” opening 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave. Show runs through Nov. 26. FMI 415-4279 ”Blue Butterfield,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 28, The Gallery at Harmons & Bartons, 584 Congress St., Portland, FMI 7745948 or ”Darfur at Our Doorstep,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 30, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, FMI 772-0680. ”Davidson and Daughters Revisited,” opening 5-8 p.m., closes Dec. 2 reception 5-8 p.m., 3 Fish Gallery. FMI 772-6467. ”Perspective,” Nov. 4-27, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097. ”Piece by Piece: My journey through mosaics,” opening 5-8 p.m., runs through Nov. 27, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland. FMI 773-0822. SMCC Senior Art Exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Eastland Hotel, on exhibit through Nov. 18. Smash Knock ‘Em Dead & Running With Scissors group show, open by appointment Nov. 4-25. Contact Kate Anker, Robert Nason or Julian Moran, 831-5682. ”Save Them,” 5-7 p.m. Mayo St. Arts.

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Addicted to Love, opening 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through Nov. 31, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI Michelle Souliere 450-6695

”About Face,” photography of James Allen Walker, Merrill Memorial Library Gallery, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-0697.

”Arboretum,” 5-8 p.m., Wayneflete School Main Gallery, 380 Spring St., Portland, FMI 774-5721 ext. 201.

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Friday 11/18 “The Black Power Mixtape,” doors 7 p.m., film 7:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery,

Bango to show at Museum of African Culture

Music Thursday 11/3 Gay Pearson, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Free. FMI 7753356 KinderKonzerts presents “Peter and the Wolf,” 9:30 a.m., Brunswick High School, full schedule at, 773-6128. Liz Longley & Seth Glier, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, $12 advance, $15 door, FMI 761-1757

Friday 11/4 Free music at Bayside Bowl, Jon Nolan & the Working Girls, the Molens, Splendora Colt, 8:30 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Portland. Further featuring Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, doors open 5:30 p.m., Cumberland County Civic Center, tickets $40,, 1-800-745-3000 or at the box office.


“Wire Tree” is one of the works on display by Clyde Bango at the Museum of African Culture’s Contemporary Gallery, 13 Brown St., Portland. An opening reception for Bango will take place on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Oscar at 871-7188.

Matt Wallace Benefit Show, 9 p.m., The Big Easy, 21+, $10 suggested donation at door. Proceeds go to Matt Walla benefit fund.

Sunday 11/6 Shape Note Singing, 1-4 p.m. The New Church, 302 Stevents Ave., Portland.

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“Get Smart,” Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., suggested $12 admission, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick.

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”August: Osage County,” Nov. 2-20, Wed./Thu. 7 p.m. $20, Fri. ($25)/Sat. ($30) 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $30, St. Lawrence Arts, reservations and info 885-5883.

The Michael Williams Band, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., The State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets $45-55 available through, FMI 956-6000.

”Fieldwork:” Dance and Storytelling with Lida Winfield & Ellen Smith Ahern, Workshop Nov. 3-4, 8 p.m., performance Nov. 4-5, 11 a.m.1 p.m., tickets $12 performance, $40 workshop, Lucid Stage, FMI 899-3993.

Thursday 11/10 Presumpscot River Bottom Boys, 2 p.m., Scarborough Terrace, 600 Commercial Dr., Scarborough, limited seating, reservations required, FMI 885-5568. Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, free, FMI 775-3356.

Friday 11/11 Occidental Gypsy, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, tickets $10, FMI 615-3609.

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Youth Voices Onstage, Nov. 1113, 4 p.m Fri. & Sat. additional 1 p.m show Sat., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, tickets $8-9, FMI 8281234 ext. 231.

”The Boyfriend,” Nov 3-5, 7 p.m, additonal 1 p.m. show on Nov. 5, Scarborough High School Auditorium, 259 Route 1, Scarborough, $9 adults/$6 seniors and students, FMI 937-2081.

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Portland Ovations presents ‘101 Years of Broadway’ By Scott Andrews Musical theater has been a fixture of the New York scene since the middle of the 1800s, but the past century has represented a golden age. That’s the central concept of Neil Berg’s historical revue,“101 Years of Broadway.” It’s a touring show, and it motors into Merrill Auditorium on Friday thanks to Portland Ovations. Opera is another, much older form of musical theater. Excerpts and highlights from a number of shows will be presented on Friday when the University of Southern Maine’s Spotlight Series features a husband-wife duo of opera singers in a revue titled “Cornucopia of Songs and Arias” on the Gorham campus. Jorma Kaukonen was a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock ensemble of the 1960s. The Airplane’s been grounded for decades, but Kaukonen still flies around the world singing and playing guitar. He flies into Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Saturday.

‘101 Years of Broadway’ Neil Berg is a pianist, composer, lyricist, accompanist, music director and producer who has been active on the New York theatrical scene for three-plus decades. For the past few years he’s been combining these many talents in a revue that’s titled “100 Years of Broadway.” It’s been traveling around the country and it’s been so extraordinarily successful – including a 2010 stop in Portland – that Berg has produced a sequel: “101 Years of Broadway.” That show visits the Port City on Friday, under the auspices of Portland Ovations. The formula is simple. A team of five singers – each having starred in at least one Broadway show – performs a retrospective revue of great songs and scenes from the past century, which represents a sort of golden age of American musical theater. Berg himself will play piano, plus there’s a small orchestra to back up the singers. The show also represents a microcosm of American culture. “The American musical is like the Frankenstein monster of musical art form,” Berg said. “Pieces have been liberally borrowed from opera, vaudeville, operetta, jazz, blues, pop music, rock ‘n’ roll, etc. This variety matches the ‘melting pot’ of immigrant cultures which makes up America. All these styles are represented are inherent to the ‘Broadway’ sound.’” American musical theater has evolved through a number of different eras, and “101 Years of Broadway” begins during the heyday of George M. Cohan, who was the leading impresario of the early 1900s. It continues through the dazzling era dominated by Florenz Ziegfeld’s annual “Follies” revues, and continues into the era dominated by the integrated book shows pioneered by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It concludes with the present day, including a number of mega-hits that originated in Europe. Portland Ovations presents “101 Years of Broadway” at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

‘A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias’ Voice students at the University of Southern Maine School of Music have long benefited from the expertise of two senior teachers who have vast experience on the global opera scene. Remarkably, the pair

are also celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary this fall. Students and the public are invited to hear them this Friday as Malcolm Smith and Margaret Yauger present highlights from their operatic careers in “A Cornucopia of Songs and Arias,” part of the school of music’s Spotlight Series, which features faculty artists. Smith and Yauger don’t intend to merely showcase their own considerable talents, but to turn the evening into a learning experience. Yauger and Smith selected the collection of masterworks to demonstrate the variety and flexibility American singers need. “We’re trying to bring a little bit of our experience – everywhere we’ve sung and what we’ve done,” Smith said. “We didn’t want to specialize in something but to show the young artists that are going to be singers and teachers that they have to have this flexibility.” The two also want to emphasize to their students that having performed a piece successfully doesn’t mean you’re done learning about it. Yauger is returning to the Gustav Mahler work that she sang in her own senior recital. “I later sang it with symphony orchestras, and now with this recital, which underscores the principal of varying and reworking a piece that I never finish,” Yauger said. And Smith is singing the duet from “La Gioconda” that he performed in his Metropolitan Opera premiere. “After I premiered ‘La Gioconda’ at the Met, Margaret and I both sang the opera in Fort Worth, Texas. You never finish something; you always go back and rework the songs,” Smith said. One of America’s leading basses, Smith has appeared with the world’s major operatic and symphonic organizations. He has performed with such renowned companies as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg Opera, Munich Opera, Vienna State Opera and the Paris Opera Bastille. He has been heard in concert repertoire with such leading orchestras as

A cast of five will sing favorite show tunes from the past century in Neil Berg’s “101 Years of Broadway,” which plays Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday night under the auspices of Portland Ovations.


the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, the Baltimore, Montreal and National symphonies. Yauger was the leading mezzo-soprano of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Duesseldorf-Duisburg, Germany) for more than 10 years where she performed in over 21 productions. In her operatic career she has performed more than 50 roles. Both have sung with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and performed roles with PORTopera. Catch the Cornucopia at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Call the music box office at 780-5555.

Jorma Kaukonen Guitarist-singer-songwriter Jorma Kaukonen is still enjoying a career that began more than half a century ago when he started playing clubs and music rooms

in San Francisco during the early 1960s. (Among his early efforts was accompanying the young Janis Joplin in her pre-Big Brother days.) Kaukonen skyrocketed to fame as a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band. Around 1970 he also co-founded another group that still plays together, at least occasionally: Hot Tuna. As a guitarist, Kaukonen pioneered the finger style that helped define Jefferson Airplane’s distinctive sound, and he’s been rated by Rolling Stone as the 54th greatest rock guitarist of all time and the 14 greatest acoustic guitarist. Plus he’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Catch Jorma Kaukonen at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State streets) in Portland. Call 761-1757.

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Thursday 11/3 Blanket Day for Project Linus, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maximilian Church, Scarborough, FMI 284-5606. Food for Thought, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, $12 advance, $15 door, FMI 239-1855.

Friday 11/4 36th Annual Grand Bazaar to benefit Children’s Nursery CoOp, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Williston West Church, 32 Thomas St., Portland.

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16th Annual Record & CD Sale, 10 a.m-3 p.m, USM Sullivan Gym, $2 admission, all proceeds benefit WMPG, FMI 780-4424.

Fashion for Life to benefit HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, 5:30-8 p.m., MaineHealth, 110 Free St., Portland, tickets $45 advance/$50 door, tickets/info runway or 1-800-660-4867.

Arabic Dance Party to benefit The Middle East Children’s Alliance, 7 p.m., Woodfords Club, Portland, adults $15, seniors/students $8, children under 12 are free. FMI Bob Schaible 239-8060. Candlelight dinner & Silent Auction to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Mass., R.I., N.H., and Maine, 6 p.m., Keeley the Katerer’s, Portland, black-tie optional, individual $50, table $500; 1-888576-9996. Fall Bountiful Fair, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Stevens Ave. Congregational Church, Portland, 797-4573.

Haitian Art Show, Nov. 4-5, open 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 5, St. Abrams Episcopal church, Cape Elizabeth. All proceeds go to St. Abrams mission work in Haiti. FMI 799-4014.

Fall Festival and Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900.

Poinsettias Sale, Yarmouth Friends of Playmakers, delivered first week of December, sold through Nov. 4, $18 each, to order contact Misha Rolfe, mirolfe@

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Deering High School Football, 8-10 a.m., Brighton Ave. Applebee’s.

Sunday 11/6

Saturday 11/12 ’Tis the Season Craft Fair to benefit the Center for Therapeutic Recreation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 125 Presumpscot St., Portland (next to DMV), FMI Karen 772-0504 or The Feline Frolic benefitting Friends of Feral Felines, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thrifty Kitty Thrift Store, 2nd Floor Oddfellows Building, Woodford’s Corner, Portland, feralfelines. net, 797-3014.

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Thursday 11/3 Books and Bears, 5:30-7 p.m. Riverton School, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, FMI 874-8210. Business After Five networking event, 5-7 p.m., The McKernan Hospitality Center, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, free for members/$15 non-members, registration required, FMI or 772-7811 ext 223. Free Carseat Check-up, 3-6 p.m., Falmouth Fire-EMS, 8 Burnham Road, Falmouth, FMI 899-9461 or The Maine Educational Opportunity Center, free workshops for adults wanting a college education, Portland Career Center, 185 Lancaster St., 12 p.m., information and full schedule of dates, 1-800281-3703, Open House, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Financial Literacy, 309 Cumberland Ave., Portland, FMI 797-7890. Scott Andrews to speak on the history of Maine skiing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, 519 Congress St., Portland, FMI 773-8396 or

Friday 11/4 Creating a Culture of Courage: The New Leadership Challenge, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Marriot Sable Oakes, South Portland, $30, FMI Sherry Brown 874-7230. Hymn Sing, 7 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazerene, FMI Pastor Jon Twitchell 318-3515. Maine Association of Payroll Professionals Seminar, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center, to register or FMI 626-2405.

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Maine Businesses for Sustainability Fall Conference, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Abromson Community Center, Portland, $65, FMI 828-4882.

Saturday 11/5 Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine meeting, 8:45 a.m., Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, members $5, non-members $10. Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m-2 p.m., Elm St. United Methodist Church, South Portland.

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Using Tax Record in Genealogy: How taxes can be a good thing, 12:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Deb 329-6438.

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5-6 p.m., Millcreek Park, South Portland, all veterans welcome, bring your own candles, FMI Steven Haskell 939-0281.

Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave., Portland.

Cork & Fork Wine Tasting and Sampling Event, 2-5 p.m., Cork & Barrel, 204 Route 1, Falmouth, FMI 781-7955.

Saturday 11/12 State Street Holiday Stroll, 9 a.m., State St., Portland, FMI 775-2673. Annual Harvest Fair, 8 a.m-2 p.m., North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave, Portland. Fall Fair and Silent Auction, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Forest Ave. and Pleasant Ave., FMI 773-5423. Psychic Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Portland Leapin’ Lizards, 449 Forest Ave., FMI 221-2363. USM Fall Craft Fair, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Costello Field House, USM Gorham campus, FMI 780-5328.

Sunday 11/13 VFW Post 832 Breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, FMI after 3 p.m. 767-2575.

Monday 11/14 Summer/Semester/Year and Gap Program Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport High School Performing Arts Center, 50 South Brookside Ave., Freeport, FMI

Wednesday 11/16 Getting Through the Holidays without Getting the Blues, 2 p.m., Coastal Manor Nursing Home, 20 West Main St., Yarmouth, RSVP, Tammy or Dottie 846-2250.

Friday 11/18 Installation of Rabbi Jared H. Saks, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, RSVP for potluck, FMI 879-0028.

Holiday Craft Fair, Freeport Lioness-Lions 14th Annual, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Haraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport, FMI 751-3649.

Call for Volunteers AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for volunteers to be area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express needs volunteers, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, FMI, Jennifer, 8710618. South Portland Meals on Wheels needs drivers for South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth, 1-3 hours per week in the mornings. Mileage reimbursement is offered. FMI, Liz Engel, 767-2255.

Dining Out Thursday 11/3 Good vs. Evil: an evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripart, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, tickets $45-55 through PortTix 842-0800 or at the box office.

Saturday 11/5 Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal Methodist Church, $6 adults, kids under 12 $3, kids under 3 free, FMI 829-5470.

Gardens & Outdoors Wednesday 11/2 Sled Dog Trails open, 7 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, FMI

Friday 11/4 Sierra Club Maine Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, Freeport, FMI or reservations 761-5616.

Monday 11/14 Houseplant lecture, 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, $10, FMI Wilma Sawyer 781-4889.

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Health & Support Thursday 11/3 Healing Breast Cancer: Who’s on your Team? 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charles A. Dana Center at Maine Medical Center, $5, to pre-register call 1-866-609-5183. Family Caregivers web conference, 8 p.m., pre-registration

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Friday 11/4 Dentists Who Care for ME, open only to adults who cannot afford care, FMI, Leann Diehl, 333-8640

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Stepfamily Dynamics & Child Custody Dispute, 8 a.m-3:30 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, $175, FMI and to register, 761-2709,

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Inspections from page 6 Dam inspector Fletcher’s time sheets for 2010, the most recent full-year for which records are available, show he worked 230 days, eight hours per day. That means that if he inspected a potentially hazardous dam every week and half, he would meet the annual inspections benchmark. But the records supplied to the center for 2010 showed that only six of the hazardous dams were inspected during that year. How many dams can be inspected in a year depends on whom you ask, and even then the answers are not precise. Dana Murch, former supervisor of environmental regulation of dams for the state Department of Environmental Protection and co-author of the current dam safety law, said, “if one person can’t do 30 dams in one year, something is wrong.” In an interview in May, Fletcher said “a full-on inspection can take a couple weeks. It ranges from that to just going in and eyeballing the situation.”


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1601 Congress Street • Portland Visit us at He later said in the same interview, “We look at about two (dams) a week. A lot of them are low hazard dams,” which are not among the dams that require inspections every two or four years; the law does require an inspection of a low hazard dam if a problem is reported. A dam is classified as low hazard if a breach would likely cause damage only to the owner’s property, not to lives, roads, bridges or environmentally sensitive areas. McAleer, the MEMA director, was asked at a recent legislative committee meeting how long it typically takes to inspect a dam. “I don’t know the answer to that,” he said. Even if it took two weeks to inspect a dam, that would mean 26 could be inspected per year, very close to the benchmark needed to keep up with the law. In an email, McAleer, replied: “If all ( Fletcher) did was inspect dams, then one might expect that more than six inspections could be completed in a year. (It should also be noted that Mr. Fletcher has completed external inspections on approximately nine other dams and is scheduled to complete the internal inspections when water levels will allow him to gain entry.) I have provided a list of Mr. Fletcher’s responsibilities that details the numerous duties his job entails. Mr. Fletcher must decide on a daily basis which of those numerous tasks are most important for him to do based on the priorities of the Agency. “Given the fact that most of the State’s dams are in reasonably sound condition, spending time inspecting a healthy dam may not be as important as working with dam owners to ensure they have a workable Emergency Action Plan. The real crux of the matter, however, is in having a clear understanding of what a thorough dam inspection entails ... .” The list provided by McAleer includes 24 “Job Tasks,” from conducting hazard classification inspections to ensuring that

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Emergency Action Plans are completed for the high and significant hazard dams.

Dams: safe or not? McAleer’s statement that most of the state’s dams are in “reasonably sound condition,” however, is not in accord with previous statements by him and Fletcher. In May, Fletcher said, “There are dams that are in poor condition. It’s very difficult to predict if a dam’s going to breach. ... There are no dams that I can say are in an imminent stage of failure, but it’s a very difficult call to make.” Two months ago, McAleer said, “It’s incumbent on you to inspect them and see what their condition is. You can’t assume that a dam that was built 100 years ago is as solid today as it was 100 years ago.” MEMA records shows 25 of the 93 hazardous dams are 100 years old or more.

Uncompensated hours McAleer defended Fletcher’s work habits: “Tony is a unique individual who could probably make a lot more money who is also dedicated to this program. It’s phenomenal the times of day I get emails from him. We basically have to chase him out of the office.” In his email, McAleer added, “Unlike many State employees, the nature of Mr. Fletcher’s position does not afford him the luxury of a regular eight-hour-per-day schedule. Because of travel requirements and the frequent necessity to meet with dam owners at their convenience, Mr. Fletcher very frequently works early in the morning, late into the night and on weekends. ... Because of this requirement, we are flexible with exactly what hours he works in the office.” For example, he said on Oct. 12, one of the days Fletcher coached the rugby team, he worked 8.5 hours, not the eight hours on his time sheet, because he began work at 7 a.m. in Newport. “Generally speaking,” McAleer wrote, “on practice days (Fletcher) will arrive at work early and/or return to work after practice. Given the tremendous number of non-compensated hours he works on a regular basis, any concerns about him working a full 40-hour work week are simply



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baseless.” “This past weekend he worked over seven hours on Sunday,” McAleer said, referring to Oct. 22-23 “All of those extra hours are uncompensated.”

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McAleer estimated that Fletcher has used his state vehicle to drive to Colby “10 percent of the time or less.” “Technically speaking, this is not an authorized use of the vehicle,” McAleer said. “Mr. Fletcher lives north of Waterville, so some might consider a slight detour to Colby ‘incidental’ use. However, we have taken steps to avoid such use in the future.” Fletcher lives in Farmington. Driving from Augusta to Colby and then to Farmington adds another 20 miles to Fletcher’s trip home from the office in the state car. McAleer said Fletcher is authorized to use the state vehicle to commute to his job because he “often leaves directly from home to do field work or returns late in the evening from trips.”

Lax approach not new

In McAleer’s defense of his program, he cites the improvements made in producing Emergency Action Plans for the hazardous dam locations. The EAPs set out procedures in the event a dam fails, such as notification to downstream residents to evacuate. But those plans improved only after media scrutiny. “I believe we are running as strong a program as can be expected with the resources we have available and it is getting better,” McAleer wrote. “As an example, in the last five years, EAP compliance on Stateregulated high hazard dams has risen from around 5 percent to 100 percent and significant hazard dams are now at 87 percent.” But the state began improving its EAP program only after a news story by Kevin Wack in the Blethen Maine Newspapers in 2006 revealed that 71 percent of the high and significant hazard dams had no emergency plans or the plan expired. Fletcher told reporter Wack the emergency plans are needed because “a dam is like a loaded gun.” McAleer, though, remains certain MEMA can do the job: “I am confident that we have met the intent of the Legislature to ensure the safety of Maine’s citizens,” he said. “And we will continue to do so in spite of the challenges we face.” John Christie and Naomi Schalit are senior reporters at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that provides in-depth reporting as a public service to its Maine media partners. The e-mail address is The website is

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Lawsuit from page 1 Board’s approval of the subdivision, which would contain 38 single-family homes, a 32-unit mutli-family building and nearly 60 parking spaces. Since it was first presented to the board in January 2010, the project has been challenged by neighbors over cut-through traffic, safety, environmental issues and the Planning Board process and public notification. The Planning Board eventually approved the subdivision on July 27.

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be a stretch to start improving somebody else’s property,” Saucier said. “I would hate to have this slow (the process) down.” After some debate, board members backed down on that issue and agreed to move the plan forward. They ultimately voted to approve the site plan application, with the condition that Walmart enact the other changes discussed at Tuesday’s meeting. The board also allowed Walmart to delay building all of its required parking immediately; to build three loading docks instead of four; to create parking aisles a foot narrower than the required width, and waived curb-cut separation require- Jones said the lawsuit has cost $6,500. After the developer’s lawyer filed a motion to intervene, the costs were expected to significantly increase, she said. “We couldn’t anticipate how many more motions there would be,” Jones said. “We tried to generate funds from neighbors, but it was unknown going forward what we would have to raise.” The developer’s attorney, John Bannon of Murray, Plumb & Murray in Portland, said Tuesday that Benard is pleased to move beyond the court case. “It’s a good project, and with the elimination of that complaint that good project

ments on Route 1. Ben Devine, who leases the property to Walmart, said the next step is state approval of the project. “Because the project is on a state road and (because of) the size of it, it requires approval from the Maine (Department of Environmental Protection) and Department of Transportation,” he said. Walmart has sent those applications to the state, but generally the state will wait to review them until the project gets town approval, Devine said. “Primarily it will be a review of traffic,” he said. Devine said he expects to have state approval for the plans early next year. He said Walmart will probably seek construction bids in the early spring for an approximately six-month construction



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can go forward sooner rather than later,” he said. Jones said even though the case has ended, she feels as though the neighbors were successful in getting the Planning Board to decide against a vehicle cutthrough from the Applewood neighborhood to Hillside Street. Instead, the board approved a plan for bicycle and pedestrian passage, she said. “This appeal has been about a matter a principal,” she said. “It’s been more

about the process and citizen rights to have their concerns heard.” Jones said the residents are willing to work with the town and the developer to make the project the best it can be. “There has never been anyone that said we didn’t want anything there, but we want it to be reasonable,” Jones said. “The project is a win for the property owner, the developer, and even the Applewood neighborhood, because of the opportunity for connection through the bicycle and pedestrian access. There is no way this couldn’t have been a win-win for everybody, but just not at the expense of other people.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson

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process. The first step will be to demolish the movie theater. “Regal has a lease, they’re operational. We want them there as long as we can keep them there,” Devine said. He said he has talked to the theater company about moving somewhere else in town. But with additional competition from a new theater in Freeport, and the company’s desire to build new rather than take over existing buildings, he said he does not expect Regal to reopen in Falmouth. Emily Guerin contributed to this report. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.


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from page 1 be reached for further comment. Voters on Nov. 19 will also decide whether to institute secret ballot elections and adopt a town seal. Selectman – including Dyer’s replacement – and School Committee members are now elected from the floor at Town Meeting. With secret balloting, those candidates would be elected at the polls the second Tuesday in June instead of during the open Town Meeting. To be on the ballot, candidates would have to file nomination papers at least 45 days before Election Day. Nominations of write-in candidates could still be made from the floor at Town Meeting.

Absentee ballots would be available 30 days before the election. Eric Dyer said the proposed change was triggered by the question of how fair it is to have candidates nominated from the floor at Town Meeting. “It doesn’t necessarily make for the best process,” the town administrator said. “I think people wanted the chance to know who is running, to talk to them, ask them questions. The nomination from the floor (doesn’t) necessarily allow that.” Candidates who file nomination papers and get on the ballot would have the opportunity to introduce themselves and talk about their candidacies, while those


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from page 1 coming in from people making $60,000 or $70,000 a year,” he said. He said he called the MSHA and discovered that a family making about $78,000 at that time qualified for housing assistance, but builders were building homes that were too expensive for them to afford. So with homes built with the help of Habitat for Humanity and opportunities like the First Home program, Bolton said the organizations could help people find affordable homes. The First Home Program provides low fixed-rate mortgages to people who have not owned homes in the last three years. There is an income limit to qualify for the

program and several mortgage options. Bolton said Habitat started looking for larger parcels of land that could support three or four homes, but more land meant higher infrastructure costs for roads and water lines. By building a few Habitat homes and a few homes that cost a little more, Bolton said, the additional money generated from the home sale could help offset the infrastructure costs. “The First Home program was already in place, which allowed us to help connect to even more people in a down market,” Bolton said. “In some ways, this effort opened the door and allowed us to help families no one else could help.” He said the Freeport project will help



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three families and generates tax dollars from three lots instead of just one. Two of the homes on South Street are already sold, Bolton said. The Habitat home will go to Hana Tallan and her two daughters. As part of the program, Tallan has worked at a Habitat site in Westbrook, is required to take a home buyer course and to donate eight hours of time to a charity of her choice. She also has to put in 125 hours of work at her own home. In addition to a mixed housing project, the South Street Habitat project is a Women Build project, bringing together women to help in the construction process and providing them with a comfortable learning environment. In the future, Habitat would like to build mixed-income housing in Scarborough,

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He pointed to last January’s sudden collapse of Brunswick-based Thibeault Energy as an example. It’s still unclear what contributed to Thibeault’s demise, but owners of other oil companies speculated that Thibeault may have been struggling to pay off its new oil terminal, constructed in 2003, or incorrectly guessed the price of oil and been forced to buy it at a higher price than what was offered to customers in pre-paid contracts. “If you’re a company and you’re guessing on what your commodity costs will be ...



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Perhaps the clearest indication of how oil companies are adapting to the change in the market may be the way Maine Energy Marketers Association, a trade group for fuel companies, has rebranded itself. Two years ago, the organization changed its name from Maine Oil Dealers Association, “to reflect the business practices of our existing membership, which included providing other products besides oil,” Py said. “While the branding was good, the reality

was the members were not just doing that anymore,” he said. Downeast Energy recently announced a new partnership with ReVision Energy, a solar panel manufacturer, which will help to further its identify as an energy company, not just an oil company. “We’re not fighting the tide,” McCormack said. “... We need to find out what people will be buying for energy, and adapt and change.”


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