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

Vol. 25, No. 47

Student’s suspected ‘hit list’ prompts Falmouth probe

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By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — What was initially a frightening moment for a family, some students, a school and a community, became a lesson in being prepared for the worst and reacting quickly. Three weeks ago a 15-yearold Falmouth High School

student’s parents discovered the boy had written a list of names in his school notebook. “A student did make out a list of names that included some current students, fictitious names, and (pop music icon) Justin Bieber,” Falmouth High School Principal Gregg Palmer said on Nov. 17. “These were

names of people with whom the student expressed frustration that was based on age appropriate feelings specifically around friendship.” The student’s parents immediately called the school. “Any time you see a list of See page 36

Yarmouth repeats in Class C

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Hundreds of spectators were on hand to see the unofficial start of the holiday season a few minutes after 7 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 18, when 35,000 LED lights on the 60-foot L.L. Bean Christmas tree were turned on at Discovery Park in Freeport.

Did break-in lead to Chebeague Island official’s resignation? Holt elected to replace Dyer on board By Alex Lear CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters at a special Town Meeting on Nov. 19 elected a successor to former Selectman Mark Dyer. Elected town officials continued to provide little information about why Dyer suddenly Index Arts Calendar.................30 Classifieds......................38 Community Calendar......33 Meetings.........................33

resigned in October. The town administrator, however, confirmed that Dyer quit after he allegedly forced his way into the town garage. Mary Holt, a special educator with the Chebeague Island School District, was elected by written ballot with 78 votes to complete Dyer’s term, which expires in 2013. Margaret Vaughan was also nominated from the floor, but she declined to run. See page 36

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Yarmouth High School senior football captains Jacob French, left, Bryce Snyder, Dennis Erving and Carter Dorsett raise the Class C championship trophy after the Clippers’ 41-14 win over Bucksport in the state final Saturday, Nov. 19, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Sports, Page 21.

Maine Cottage returns, but in name only By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — In March, Maine Cottage Furniture closed its flagship store at 106 Lafayette St., much to the surprise of its employees and customers, and with little public explanation. Stores in Charleston, S.C., and West Palm Beach, Fla., also closed.

Customers who had paid for furniture were told not to expect their money back after the company’s bank foreclosed on the business. Now, eight months later and after the last of the cottage-style, hand-painted coastal furniture has been sold in clearance sales, the Maine Cottage brand is making a comeback.

But not in Maine. In April, the brand, fabrics, and designs of the company that was opened in 1988 by Peter and Carol Bass was purchased by the Maryland-based Russell & Mackenna furniture store. The business is now based in Jessup, Md., with

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Public advocate: CMP’s ‘smart’ meters may cause interference By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — The Maine Office of the Public Advocate is warning Central Maine Power Co. customers that their new wireless “smart” electrical meters could be interfering with other electronic equipment. CMP is replacing 620,000 traditional meters as part of a smart grid program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. This will eliminate the company’s need to read the meters manually, and provide customers the ability to track their electricty use in real time. Public Advocate Eric Bryant said CMP has received 251 complaints regarding radio-frequency interference from customers since the Maine Public Utilities Commission required the electric

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company to keep a log of the complaints earlier this year. “This is the result of many complaints filed recently with the Public Utilities Commission,” Bryant said. “In this case, (the PUC) didn’t open an investigation, probably because CMP showed that they were helping people who were complaining about this problem.” CMP has a section on its website dedicated to radio-frequency interference, and suggests customers who are experiencing the problem separate the device and the smart meter, adjust the position of the

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Yarmouth council shuts down sewer fee suggestion Councilors ban fireworks, OK Firehouse Arts project By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Although Town Councilor Tim Sanders tried to convince his colleagues to consider a sewer user fee, his was the lone vote to pursue further action on the issue last week. All residents, regardless of a sewer connection or not, support the operation of the sewer system through their property taxes. The system costs about $1.4 million to operate and maintain, but according to Town Manager Nat Tupper, is underfunded each year. Yarmouth is the only town in Cumberland County to charge every resident for sewer use and one of only four in the state, he said. “There is a concept of we all work together for community, unity and common purpose,” he said. “We work together and don’t divide things out by who pays.” After a public hearing and talking about what a sewer user fee would imply, the council voted against further discussion of the fees on Thursday, Nov. 17. Sanders said it is unfair for nearly 1,000 homeowners who are not connected to the sewer system to pay for a service that about 2,500 residents use. Unlike the use of the schools, the town dump, and emergency medical services, Sanders said, the sewer connection is the only service Yarmouth charges all residents for that not everyone can use. “It’s time to have people pay for what

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they use,” he said. “Our present system to me is a bad habit and is unjust and every year will get worse. Yarmouth should adopt sewer fees and put the expense on those that benefit from the service.” But the other six councilors did not agree. Councilor Leslie Hyde said Yarmouth defines itself by taking care of its residents and regardless of the services residents use. Councilor Irving Bickford said “nothing is fair about the tax system,” but feels it is balanced through each resident’s use of schools, parks, roads and playgrounds. And while Councilor Randall Bates said he believes certain aspects of the sewer fee issue should be considered “at some point,” now is not the time. Although the discussion will not continue this year, Sanders said he was pleased it was held. “Someday (this issue) will resonate with the right person and they will be able to make this argument better than I’ve made it,” he said.

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Falmouth students dance into the spotlight in ‘Nutcracker’ By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — Michael Holden and Elise Bickford started dancing when they were each 3 years old, making their first attempts to plie and pirouette at the Maine State Ballet. This year, though, the two Falmouth High School students will take center stage, dancing the lead roles in the company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” “I’ve grown up in this school, with all these people,” said Holden, a junior, last week before a rehearsal. “It’s been the best time here. It’s like a little dance family.” Holden recently auditioned and was accepted to the School of American Ballet in New York City, where he hopes to begin studying next near. Holden, whose bright red hair and outgoing personality almost certainly assure him a future in the spotlight, said dance

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has been the only life he’s ever known. “When my friends were outside playing, I was dancing,” he said. Holden has played nearly every male role in “The Nutcracker,” and he said he’s excited to be dancing the role everyone who has ever seen the show knows so well. “I’m hoping people are going to get a fresh idea of what (“The Nutcracker”) is,” he said. “I’m really hoping they enjoy the show.” As his partner, 15-year-old Bickford is a shy, quiet girl, whose passion for ballet is clear. “I love everything about it,” she said. “I love being able to express myself through dance.” Bickford has never had a lead role in “The Nutcracker,” but has played her

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Falmouth High School junior Michael Holden and sophomore Elise Bickford practice for their roles as The Nutcracker and Clara, respectively, in this year’s Maine State Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” Performances begin Saturday, Nov. 26, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

share of roles in the annual production, from being a reindeer as a little girl, to dancing in the Arabian and Spanish dances. She also plays the trumpet for her school band. “I think Falmouth has a great art community,” Bickford said. She said sometimes it’s difficult to balance everything going on in her life, but that she prefers it that way. “I like having a well-rounded life,” she said.

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Restaurant renovations, reopenings throughout greater Portland By Amy Anderson After five years of offering books and gatherings about food, drinks, farming and gardening at 86 Middle St. in Portland, Rabelais book store is moving to the North Dam Mills in Biddeford in January. Owners Samantha Hoyt Lindgren and Don Lindgren will shift their business focus from retail to rare books, imports and special American releases. The new space will

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Freeport candidate appreciates support I want to give my heart-felt and deepest thanks to everyone who supported me in the recent Freeport Town Council election. It was my first time running for public office and I was clearly the underdog. Nevertheless, out of the 2,976 votes cast, I came within just 98 votes of winning the at-large seat. I accomplished this on a shoestring budget, without taking any outside financial contributions, and while having to work against the active opposition of the town’s political elite. It was an incredible run and thank you Freeport, for giving me such an incredible show of support. There are many issues being discussed right now in Freeport: the hiring of a new town manager, rezoning of rural residential areas to allow for intensified commercial development, a give-away of town land, fiscal policy changes, and a variety of budget related matters, just to name a few. There are those who like to criticize residents for taking the time to ask questions and look at the details on these issues. Clearly, however, now, more than ever, it is important for us to be looking at the details of how our tax dollars are being managed. With that in mind, I plan to continue to stand up for Freeport’s residents and, as needed, continue to ask relevant questions. Thank you again; I am prouder than ever to be part of our truly great community. Marie Gunning Freeport

Falmouth bus service matters to UMaine The University of Maine Regional Learning Center programs at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth are in full swing. As we reach more individuals, families and businesses from Falmouth and the region, we find that an increasing number are using the Metro bus service, including our employees. When we secured the support of the UMaine System trustees to relocate to Tidewater Village, they agreed to do so in part because we would be on a public bus route that increased accessibility to our programs. When we approached the Town Council for support of the Regional Learning Center, our extension economist estimated an annual economic benefit to Falmouth businesses of nearly $360,000. This is coming to fruition as our employees and clients are supporting local businesses. We envision a growing number of individuals from the region using the bus service to participate in our sustainable living programs at the center and farm. In these challenging economic times we understand that municipalities are reassessing their budgets. In such times as these we find that individuals are relying increasingly on Metro to commute to jobs, area businesses and our learning center because of the loss of or cost of maintaining a personal vehicle. I hope that maintaining accessibility to the UMaine Learning Center will be considered in the council’s decision about Metro service. Doug Babkirk, extension educator UMaine Cooperative Extension Falmouth

Failing grade for Falmouth School Board During public comment at the Nov. 15 Falmouth School Board meeting, a concerned parent raised the issue of a high school “hit list.” He was concerned because his daughter and other Falmouth students were on this list. He was summarily dismissed. The board showed no sensitivity to the constituent’s concern about bullying and safety and stifled his ability to speak. Never once did the board say “we hear your concern; however, this is a problem we are addressing in a confidential manner.” Instead, Chairwoman Analiese Larson came

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across as a technocrat reading recently developed and somewhat questionable policy from a school manual. The only other board member to speak was Chris Murry, who twice asked Larson to prevent the distraught father from speaking. I think that the Falmouth schools could learn from the response of Williams College to a recent incident of racism. The president of the college sent out a communication to the entire school community. All classes and athletic practices were cancelled on the following day to allow the campus community time to pause and attend group dialogs with the goal of increasing awareness and a feeling of safety. The leadership of the Falmouth schools failed both the father and this community and would do more good by addressing this bullying issue head on instead of putting a muzzle on public comment. Rodger Pryzant Falmouth

Grateful for the Falmouth Flyer I’d like to say how grateful I am for Metro’s Falmouth Flyer. As a senior without a car, it affords me independence and freedom of movement. From Hat Trick Drive in Falmouth I have access to the Audubon Society, to doctors’ appointments, to the Public Market and Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, and it allows me an occasional trip to the Casco Bay Lines mail boat or the art museum. I hope that the members of the Falmouth Town Council will remember the senior citizens in town who rely on the Falmouth Flyer to get around. Eventually, they themselves may be part of this population. Linda Lois Nutter Falmouth

Falmouth Flyer bus is good for business It puzzles me that any Falmouth town councilors would oppose an initiative as successful as The Falmouth Flyer. If serving their constituents is not important to any councilors they should be aware of how Route 1 businesses now rely on the bus. Greater Portland Metro’s service does more than connect Falmouth with Portland,

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Westbrook, the South Portland bus system, the tri-city bus service (Old Orchard, Biddeford and Saco), Greyhound, Concord Coach Lines, Amtrak and the Portland Jetport. It provides cheap labor for the food service and retail businesses, and delivers customers who enjoy direct door-to-door service to stops such as Shaw’s and Walmart. Any councilor who rides the bus for a day will see people literally get off, spend money and get back on 20 minutes later. The Falmouth Flyer is good for the residents of Falmouth and good for its businesses. Michael Danahy Falmouth Foreside

The comfort of Falmouth

As a recent “immigrant,” I am so pleased to be living in Falmouth, a thoughtful community of people with varied ages. In our 70s, we have one car and it is a joy to arrange one’s day with a dropping off at the Maine Medical Center Falmouth campus for required blood work, then easily and safely walk to do errands on either side of Route 1, and feel personally welcomed at each locale by familiar persons. Formerly we lived on Monhegan (38 years) and were somewhat concerned that the transition would have some impersonal and less than satisfying factors; we have found exactly the opposite. What fine town planning has resulted in a grace to life’s daily flow. After my chores were completed, I took the bus home. What an idyllic place. Raquel Boehmer Falmouth

Urge Falmouth councilors to back the bus

I am disappointed that some on the Falmouth Town Council are once again trying to eliminate the Falmouth Flyer bus service. I ride the Flyer as much as I can, because it is fun, clean, safe, economical, and allows me to appreciate our town on foot. I know teenagers who ride it to go shopping along Route 1, and seniors in my neighborhood who rely on it for grocery shopping and errands. Even with the current limited service, the bus is a great transportation option. I urge everyone who values the Flyer to contact the Town Council and express their support for the Flyer. Annie Finch Falmouth


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Cumberland should adopt RR quiet zone The Cumberland Town Council recently decided to take a “wait-and-see” approach in their decision to pursue a quiet zone at three rail crossings due to the anticipated impact of the Amtrak Downeaster passing though these crossings at 60 mph. It came to this decision even after seeing a presentation by a town official that convincingly demonstrated that implementing a quiet zone at these crossings, which involves installing channelization to accompany the gates and flashing lights and silencing the train whistle, increased the safety by almost 50 percent based on the Federal Railroad Administration’s risk assessment tool. A similar analysis of the Cumberland crossings by a Falmouth town official put the increased safety at 75 percent. I encourage the good people of Cumberland to contact their town councilors and ask them to reconsider their decision. I do not believe that “wait-and-see” is a viable option in this case and could prove to be a deadly one as the amount of rail traffic increases and the speeds triple. The FRA official who attended the joint Cumberland/ Falmouth council meeting was supportive of the quiet zone effort not because of noise reduction, but because it results in safer railroad crossings. James Ascanio Falmouth

Snowe, Collins should back chemicals bill As a breast cancer survivor, there are many things I can do to prevent this terrible disease. I can eat well, get regular exercise, and reduce my stress. But some things are out of my control. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found more than 212 industrial chemicals in the bodies of most Ameri-

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cans, including many linked to cancer? We need our elected officials to protect us from toxic chemicals in everyday products. America’s federal chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), was passed 35 years ago and has not been updated to address the massive increase in global chemical use and production. This broken, inadequate law has allowed nearly 80,000 chemicals into everyday products, without adequate safety testing. I’m asking Sens. Snowe and Collins to be our heroes by co-sponsoring the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. This act will modernize TSCA and require manufacturers to demonstrate the safety of chemicals they put in their products. I am counting on Sens. Snowe and Collins to ensure a safer, less toxic society for our children and grandchildren. Judith Wohl Cumberland

Driver’s seat is no place for multi-tasking I’d like to propose a new movement: a “One Thing at a Time” approach to the operation of motor vehicles. I understand that a lot of wannabe circus performers are currently driving cars and trucks around the streets and highways of Maine. As they drive, they do one or several of the following tasks simultaneously: talking on the phone, texting, reading a newspaper, applying mascara, holding a cup of hot coffee, eating snacks, and writing with pen and paper. What would happen if every driver simply drove their vehicle? It seems to me that there are enough distractions out there: radios, sirens, passengers, weather conditions, traffic, and all the chatter that’s already going on in our heads. It takes less than a second for a vehicle to veer off

course in the direction of pedestrians and other vehicles. All of our friends, family, and neighbors are at increased risk when drivers choose to divide their attention this way. No one’s life is worth losing for the sake of one driver’s obsession with multi-tasking. Please join me in doing “One Thing at a Time” while driving. Mariana Tupper Yarmouth

NYA Class of ‘61 gives back

What does it mean when a high school class reunites after 50 years? Reconnections and recollections of times spent together? In the case of the North Yarmouth Academy Class of 1961 it also means saying thank-you to a town that gave them so many memories. How to give a long-distance hug to the town for the wonderful times that were spent in Yarmouth so many years ago? The life experiences that were shared then gave us the strength that we built upon to get us through many challenges in the ensuing years. When we were having our school adventures many beautiful elm trees lined Main Street and as a result, many of us were later in love with “Herbie” as a symbol of our youth and our own hopeful longevity. How to say thank-you should seem like an easy task: a plaque, a tree or flowers added to a garden – these would all seem appropriate for some classes. But out class was special, as we were the last to graduate before Yarmouth High School was built. For that reason, it was decided that any gift should benefit any and all in our home town who, through no fault of their own, might need a little hand up, not a hand out. As a result, the Class of ‘61 is proud to contribute $775 to the First Parish Church Food Pantry. Hopefully this donation will in addition to providing meals for some, give a big long-distance hug and our best wishes for better days ahead. Jane Small Plante Spofford, N.H.

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Benefits of Falmouth Flyer well worth the cost By Bonny Rodden After seven years plying the Route 1 corridor, the Falmouth Flyer has proved the value of bus service that connects Falmouth to Portland, Westbrook and beyond. Its benefits are multi-fold. It is a vital tool for Falmouth’s economic development today and in the future, providing transportation for employees and customers traveling to local businesses that range from retail shops to medical offices. Bus service was one of the key factors that prompted the University Of Maine trustees to invest in Tidewater Village, the new site of the University’s Learning Center on Clearwater Drive. Other businesses, such as the developers of Tidewater and the retirement community of OceanView, consider bus service such an asset that they promote it in their marketing material. With an annual ridership of 77,800 trips, the Flyer serves residents who commute, don’t have cars, or prefer to ride in a more ecologically friendly vehicle. But now bus service is being threatened by a proposed order before the Falmouth Town Council that would require Falmouth to withdraw from the Greater Portland Transit District, known as Metro. If the order passes, bus service in Falmouth will end by Dec. 31, 2012. Councilors will hear from the public at a hearing Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. The council will vote Dec. 12. The bus will cost Falmouth an estimated $124,000 next year, less than the actual fee to Metro because the town receives a transit bonus from the state. This

equates to less than 1 percent of the town’s annual budget. At the last council meeting, Chairwoman Teresa Pierce, and Councilors Chris Orestis, Will Armitage and I stressed that the long-term economic benefits were well worth the cost. As Armitage pointed out, the cost of bus service is more than covered by the property taxes paid on behalf of two major beneficiaries of the bus: Walmart and OceanView. Among the top 10 taxpayers in town, OceanView and Falmouth Plaza LLC, which owns Walmart’s building, paid the town more than $500,000 collectively in 2009, according to town records. The mantra that “no one rides the bus” is a misconception. At the end of a run, buses sometimes have one or two riders, even though they may have been full earlier. This happens at West Falmouth Shopping Center, where the Route 6 bus turns around, and the OceanView and Town Landing loops on Route 7. Actually, the ridership on the Route 7 bus, the primary bus route in Falmouth, is doing well. Since 2008, the ridership in the 10-month period from January to October has grown 10 percent, according to Metro figures. When the Federal Transit Administration evaluates much larger regional transit systems, such as those in Boston and New York, an increase of 10 percent in four years would be considered the sign of a successful and healthy transit service. The Falmouth Flyer has even increased its ridership in years when the Metro district as a whole did not.

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When we consider the future of the bus, it’s important to recognize the debate isn’t just about numbers, but about the commitment Falmouth has made to be part of a regional transportation network that benefits greater Portland. During economic times like these, our communities need to pool our resources, not pull back into shells of isolated self-interest. This debate also has a human face: the riders who I see when I ride the bus – those who rely on the bus for their livelihood, their peace of mind and their quality of life. Employees at McDonald’s, Walmart, Dunkin’ Donuts and Goodwill, who need the bus to get to work; Seniors who need to shop, but don’t feel comfortable driving a car anymore. Commuters who prefer a leisurely ride on a bus to steering a sliding car on ice and paying for parking. The Falmouth woman on dialysis who is able to escape her home to see the wildflowers at Maine Audubon, visit friends and watch the cruise ships in Casco Bay. The bus service clearly has its limitations, particularly the one-hour service and the split hours between OceanView and Town Landing, which contributes to the dearth of riders in those neighborhoods. However, the solution, as Pierce said, is to improve service, not do away with the bus. Bonny Rodden is a Falmouth town councilor and vice president of the board of the Greater Portland Transit District.

Metro’s Flyer bus is a failure in Falmouth By Tony Payne Facts are stubborn things and the facts associated with Metro service in Falmouth differ greatly from the feelings proponents have for the bus. Proponents see the Falmouth Flyer as a social service, an environmental contribution and an economic investment in Falmouth’s future. For some it is a need. At the Town Council’s Nov. 28 meeting we will decide whether or not to give the required 12 month notice to Metro to discontinue service. Why would we want to end this seven-year experiment? The cost of Metro service in Falmouth has steadily grown from $120,000 a few years ago to approximately $137,000 for next year. These costs will continue to rise. Metro makes 13 round trips, six days a week, from downtown Portland and around the east side of Falmouth. Most often, the bus is all but empty when traveling the vast majority of its Falmouth route. According to Metro data, the average number of riders per round trip since 2008 is 22; that’s only an average of 11 people travelling each way during any given hour during the last four years. In the last year, the average has increased by one rider. Very few of the riders are Falmouth residents. As the route also includes commuters from East Deering and Munjoy Hill in Portland, not all 11 riders are bound for Falmouth. The buses burn fossil fuel (diesel or natural gas) every trip whether or not they are carrying passengers. Though some residents of OceanView like the idea of Metro, very few are regular users. They also have their own shuttle service.

Of 11 town services listed in Falmouth’s Comprehensive Plan survey, public transportation was ranked next to last by those who participated in this aspect of the survey. However, a majority of those who valued public transit were willing to raise taxes for that service. Overall ridership in Metro’s service area (Portland, Westbrook and Falmouth) has declined by 63,000 fares (5 percent) when compared to its four-year high in 2008. A great deal of effort has gone into marketing and promoting this service, yet nothing seems to have created the critical mass it takes to justify the operating expense. The route was even expanded up Route 1 and onto Johnson and Foreside roads. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made a difference. Proponents cite steady percentage increases in ridership, but the Metro report says the Falmouth route has generated only an additional 608 fares (one-way trips) compared to the same period last year. That increases the daily average by only one rider. Proponents suggest that Metro service will contribute to economic development along Route 1. Most of those 11 average riders are workers or shoppers going between Portland and Walmart. That is a wonderful service, but it is not economic development and it is unlikely to increase anytime soon. Proponents also cite the small percentage that Metro represents in the town budget. That is true, but both Washington and Augusta are signaling that revenue sharing is going to be cut, subsidies are going to be reduced and municipalities are going to be forced to absorb those costs. The town already has assumed responsibility for

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repairs to state roads. During the last budget cycle, Falmouth school officials said they expected a loss of $500,000 in federal aid for this coming year. Though the Falmouth schools have kept their budget flat, hard choices will have to be made this year about taxes, school programs and teaching positions. Public transit is justifiable in communities where there is a sufficient population density of low to moderate income residents for whom bus service makes economic sense. As one of the most affluent, yet rather sparsely populated areas in the state, Falmouth’s demographics fail the test and are not going to change any time soon. In addition, our teens have no interest in riding the bus and their parents are reluctant to allow them to do so. Public transportation as a concept is desirable but it has failed in practice here in Falmouth. Tony Payne is a Falmouth town councilor and former Town Council chairman.

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Money talks, but passion talks louder “Money makes the world go round.” That sentiment once came out of the mouth of my then 13-year-old son, Harold. To which his sister Ophelia sensitively replied, “That’s love, you idiot. Not money.” It made me smile. It also made me ponder. What is it, indeed, that makes the world go round? I was raised to believe that No Sugar we do what we love. My parents never attempted to coerce me into a particular career, just for the sake of job security. Granted, everyone needs their teeth cleaned, their taxes filed. People’s hair keeps growing. Which means there will always be dental hygienists, CPAs and barbers. But no one in my family stressed practicality. I still consider “practical” a dirty word. Sandi Amorello When the time came for me to head to college, it was simple: I was going to an art college. Art was my passion, and my mother supported me 110 percent – an act of faith for which I still remain awed and thankful (especially when I think of some of the things that I was creating for her tuition dollars during that four-year period). People seem to be raised with a “passion” consciousness, or a “practicality” consciousness. As I’ve matured, I’ve come to see that following one’s passions requires bravery. And I believe you are quite fortunate if your passion happens to also be something practical – such as waste management. Or making pencils.

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Granted, my passion mentality hasn’t always served me well. I’m constantly compelled to follow my heart in matters of business and find it hard to understand the minds of people for whom money is the motivation. Years ago, when we had tiny babies, my sister-in-law said to me, “I just need to come up with some invention that will make me rich.” And inside my head, I thought, “Huh?” It was like encountering an alien. That was when I knew I was, perhaps, not normal. And apparently missing the money-making gene. My underlying motivation is never money; it’s fear of regret. It’s not wanting to be on my death bed, kicking myself for not having had the balls to follow my passions. Now that my “Irreverent Widow” book is complete (keep your eyes peeled for its release in a few months) and I’ve launched my Girl Scout Dropout endeavor here in Portland, I know I’ll have no regrets. And my dreams to entertain, uplift and connect people come true for me now every day. Of course, the issue is that although those of us who follow our passions end up with no regrets, it can also take quite some time to see those passions convert to legal tender. Last week, I was at a local coffee shop, and as often happens since I started writing this column, I had the privilege of readers stopping to compliment me on my ramblings. It fills me with gratitude – I never dreamed of such fame and fortune. Well, the fame at least. As I left the coffee shop with my (also widowed) girlfriend after hours of conversation and laughter, a man came bounding out into the parking lot and said, “Excuse me

– aren’t you the woman who writes the column? My wife and I love it!” It was another lovely moment of validation. My friend was impressed. I assured her there was no need to be, since I was just doing what I love and not making much money at it, to boot. I mean, I love The Forecaster, but it’s not like they’re paying my mortgage. Being a brilliant woman, the aforementioned friend suggested I carry around a donation bucket, like the Salvation Army. And every time someone stops to compliment me, I should suggest they ante up. So I can afford to keep making them smile. I thought perhaps all of us who follow our hearts and not our pocketbooks should adopt this practice. Unless your passion is something that already makes you big bucks. Because I’m not throwing $5 into the bucket of the financial guru I’ll hopefully need someday to figure out what to do with all of the money in my own bucket. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at sandi@irreverentwidow.com.

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Standing tall against tar sands Back in August I was pleased to hear that Aylie Baker had been arrested. Finally, an idealistic, young, local person had had the moral courage to stand up against the forces that are destroying this country and this planet. Baker is a Yarmouth High School graduate. To the extent that we get to know who high school kids are it is often through athletic accomplishments, and Baker – tall, strong, hardworking and quiet – was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. Then she went off to Middlebury College, played some more basketball, and, more importantly, blossomed into the engaged social activist she is today. Upon graduation in 2009, Baker traveled the Maldives, Palau, Yap, Chiloe, and the Canary Islands as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. In 2010 she traveled to Chile as a Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism to write about Robinson Crusoe Island in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago. Her mentor as a Middlebury Fellow was Bill McKibben, America’s leading environmentalist, author of “The End of Nature.” So when McKibben sounded the alarm on the threats posed by refining Canada’s tar sands, Baker was one of those who answered the call. The Canadian province of Alberta holds the second largest pool of carbon on Earth after the Saudi oil fields, an area of tar sands about the size of Florida. But unlike the sweet-flowing Saudi crude, the Alberta tar sands are essentially oily dirt that has to have steam injected into it to make it fluid enough to pump as a slurry to refineries. TransCanada has proposed building a 1,700-mile pipeline at a cost of $7 billion to pump up to 900,000 barrels per day of tar or oil sand from Alberta to U.S. refineries in Texas.

Spending ‘Thinksgiving’ with the Beems Should Edgar Allen Beem ultimately support fiscal realities or will he buckle to family, guilt-driven priorities with an $80, well-adjusted, semi-range fowl. Will collective conscience demand a leathery piece of natural meat tracing its life from happy egg to contented brush to dinner plate, rather than a juicy, bloated bird for $20-something? If only these poor creatures could communicate their pain instead of relying on a few gifted parties with lucidity to

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Tar sands pipelines already exist – and leak. In 2010 alone, the Enbridge pipeline spilled 1 million gallons of tar sands into the Kalamazoo River, 275,000 gallons into a suburb of Chicago, The Universal and 126,000 gallons in North Dakota. But leaks and spills are the least of the environmental worries. Mining the Alberta tar sands would require clearcutting 740,000 acres of boreal forest and running a pipeline through the massive Ogallala Aquifer that provides drinking water to millions of people in the Midwest. Most dire, however, are Edgar Allen Beem scientific predictions that if all the carbon in the tar sands were burned as fuel the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could rise from present levels of about 390 parts per million (already enough to trigger climate changes) to close to 600 ppm. That’s why Baker, echoing her mentor McKibben, calls the proposed Keystone LX pipeline “a 1,700-mile fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet.” And that’s why Baker was one of the 1,252 American citizens arrested this summer during a two-week Tar Sands Action protest outside the White House. “You are allowed to protest as long as you keep moving,” Baker explains. “You get arrested for standing or sitting.” So for standing up for the Earth, Baker was arrested,

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translate the gobblers’ grief-laden visages before they meet their collective ends. Perhaps the Beems would do well to bring some turkeys home for some ground corn meal? The family could all sit under the table and commune with the gobblers invited to celebrate their poultry (or is it paltry) Thanksgiving? How else could a modern American family relate to traditional dining festivities unless they truly get to know the guest of honor? How pleasant that a local family is over-analyzing dinner plans into some sort of group-think agenda. Beem can rewrite this holiday activity and rename the day “Thinks-

handcuffed, hauled away in a paddy wagon, booked and released on bail. But she says it was worth it. “I felt it was my duty as a citizen to put myself out there,” says Baker, who now works for the Vermont Folklife Center. The protests took place outside the White House because President Obama has the power to authorize or deny the Keystone XL pipeline permit. Until the Tar Sands Action and protests by virtually every environmental group in the country, it looked as though the pipeline would sail through easily. Earlier this month, Obama announced that “because a number of concerns have been raised through a public process” a decision on the controversial pipeline would be delayed until after the 2012 election. A temporary victory at best. Obama being a political weasel at worst. In either case, a massive commitment to a filthy petro-future has been averted for the moment, thanks in large part to the willingness of Americans like Baker to put themselves on the line. “It’s inspiring to me to have helped bring that about,” Baker says of the stay of execution. But she worries that our addiction to oil is “keeping us from being innovative.” Unfortunately, the same high energy costs that make sustainable alternative forms of energy economically viable also make expensive, foul fossil-fuel extraction financially feasible. “Maine is the tailpipe of the United States,” Baker warns. “It will affect us all. No one is going to be exempt.” Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

giving.” The new title points to ignoring reason, since the turkeys, both “artificial” and free-roaming, are not capable of thought. Therefore it remains the domain of educated men and women everywhere to debate the fate of poultry and deliver justice to those who are unable to comprehend their own death sentences. Perhaps we will see an “Occupy Turkey Farms” movement. Turkeys of the world unite! Free the birds! Beems everywhere: Enjoy a 1 percenter’s meal while the 99 percenters chow down. Bruce LeClaire Windham

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Chebeague Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Nov. 14-21.

Cumberland Arrests No arrests were reported from Nov. 10-16.

Summonses 11/11 at 9:11 a.m. A 15-year-old girl, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer John Dalbec on Main Street on a charge of illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor. 11/14 at 12:25 a.m. Joseph Radziszewski, 45, of Shore Road, Gray, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on Forest Lake Road on a charge of operating with a suspended registration for title reasons. 11/15 at 12:08 p.m. Justin Packard, 22, of Main Street, Dixfield, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days.

Fire calls 11/11 at 7:59 p.m. and 9:02 p.m. Fire alarms sounding on Range Road. 11/14 at 7:59 a.m. and 1:32 p.m. Alarm system tests on Tuttle Road. 11/15 at 1:31 p.m. Motor vehicle acident on Lanewood Road. 11/15 at 3:51 p.m. Structure fire at Range and Winn roads. 11/17 at 2:53 p.m. Illegal burn at James Way and Lakeside Drive. 11/17 at 7:40 p.m. Chimney fire on Tuttle Road.

EMS Cumberland emergency medical services responded to nine calls from Nov. 11-17.

Falmouth Arrests 11/12 at 10:50 a.m. Ryan Vessey, 27, of Savoy Street, Portland, was arrested on Middle Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a warrant. 11/13 at 9:14 p.m. Mia D. Craft, 43, of Auburn Street, Portland, was arrested on Gray Road by Officer Jeff Pardue on a warrant.

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Summonses 10/23 at 5:45 p.m. Gary Auritt, 56, of Twin Meadows Lane, was issued a summons on Twin Meadows Lane by Officer Stephen Hamilton on a charge of allowing a dog to be at large. 11/12 at 8:05 a.m. Samuel J. Bard, 22, of Harvard Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Gray Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of attaching false plates.

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10/23 at 5:45 p.m. Police responded to a person from Twin Meadows Lane who said neighbors released their dog and encouraged it to attack him. The caller and other neighbors gave statements to police, and there was reportedly a cellphone video that caught the dog's owner saying "go get him, go bite him," police report. Because the golden retriever did not attack anyone, the dog's owner, Gary Auritt, 56, of Twin Meadows Lane, was issued a summons for allowing a dog to be at large.

11/16 at 9:24 a.m. A caller at Community Park reported that there were rabbits hopping all over a nearby property on Winn Road and onto the park. The rabbits' owner, who raises them for meat, reportedly had let the bunnies loose and to hop around his yard. The rabbits were collected and returned to their pen.

Fire calls 11/12 at 12:49 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Squidere Lane. 11/14 at 6:05 p.m. Fire alarm on Waters Edge Road. 11/15 at 7:39 a.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane. 11/15 at 1:03 p.m. Wood stove inspection on Brook Road. 11/15 at 2:11 p.m. Fire alarm on Homestead Lane. 11/15 at 4 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 11/15 at 4:52 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Spruce Lane. 11/15 at 6:32 p.m. Lines down on Falmouth Road. 11/16 at 6:16 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 11/16 at 6:36 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bucknam Road. 11/17 at 1:49 p.m. Vehicle fire on I-295. 11/18 at 8:12 a.m. Fire alarm on Northbrook Drive. 11/18 at 9:57 a.m. Unattended burn on Winn Road. 11/18 at 7:23 p.m. Fire alarm on Fern Avenue.

EMS Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 21 calls from Nov. 11-18.

Freeport Arrests 11/14 at 3:24 p.m. Jennifer L. Dowling, 31, of Pinkham Road, Pittston, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Main Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/18 at 11:25 a.m. Tristan D. Splint, 33, of Park Street, was arrested by Officer Thomas Gabbard on Park Street on charges of possession of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and violating condition of release. 11/19 at 1:01 a.m. Jeremy J. Wallace, 32, of Independence Drive, was arrested by Officer Paul Chenevert on Hunter Road on a warrant. 11/19 at 1:01 a.m. George A. Wing, 31, of Independence Drive, was arrested by Officer Paul Chenevert on Hunter Road on a probation hold. 11/19 at 1:56 a.m. Joseph J. Meuse, 58, of Nathan Way, Topsham, was arrested by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Lower Main Street and Varney Road on a charge of operating under the influence. 11/20 at 3:42 p.m. Tiffany Cole, 27, of Ali Pond Road, Berwick, was arrested by Officer Keith Norris on Main Street on two charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/20 at 5:10 p.m. Joseph C. Davis Sr., 38, of Wardtown Road, was arrested by Officer John Perrino on Wardtown Road on a warrant. Summonses 11/14 at 2:36 p.m. Kher Allah Sallem, 25, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Route 1 and Allen Range Road on charges of attaching a false license plate and operating with a suspended registration.

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North Yarmouth Arrests Arrest logs for Nov. 14-20 were not available by Monday, Nov. 21.

Fire calls from previous page 11/20 at 12:20 a.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on Jameson Way on charges of minor possessing liquor and a minor consuming liquor. 11/20 at 12:20 a.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on Jameson Way on a charge of minor consuming liquor. 11/20 at 12:20 a.m. A 17-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on Jameson Way on a charge of minor consuming liquor. 11/20 at 12:20 a.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on Jameson Way on a charge of minor consuming liquor. 11/20 at 12:20 a.m. A 16-year-old boy, of Freeport, was issued a summons by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on Jameson Way on a charge of minor consuming liquor. 11/20 at 1:28 p.m. Robert Peaslee, 48, of Gordon Hill Road, Thorndike, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Norris on Main Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Hold my mail 11/17 at 1:48 p.m. A resident of Flying Point Road contacted police to report their mailbox and the mail inside had been allegedly stolen. Police contacted the U.S. Postal Service to report the incident.

Fire calls 11/15 at 2:52 a.m. Fire alarm on East Street. 11/15 at 12:21 p.m. Mutual aid to Brunswick. 11/15 at 5:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 11/16 at 1:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 11/16 at 2:16 p.m. Grass, woods fire on Holbrook Street. 11/17 at 3:16 p.m. Chimney fire on Chamberlain Ave. 11/18 at 3 p.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 North. 11/19 at 7 a.m. Fire alarm at Freeport Village Station.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 21 calls from Nov. 14-21.

11/18 at 7:55 a.m. Vehicle accident on Walnut Hill Road. 11/18 at 11:38 p.m. Medical emergency on Walnut Hill Road. 11/19 at 7:33 a.m. Medical emergency on Haskell Road.

EMS North Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to three calls from Nov. 14-20.

Yarmouth Arrests 11/20 at 7:51 a.m. Ian McGilp, 20, of Newell Road, was arrested by Officer Roger Moore on West Elm and Tenney streets on charges of operating under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and illegal transportation of drugs by a minor.

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Fire calls 11/14 at 10:17 a.m. Medical emergency on Route 1. 11/16 at 2:02 p.m. Structural fire on Atlantic Reach. 11/18 at 12:55 p.m. Lines down on Lafayette Street and Gilman Road. 11/19 at 9:26 a.m. Fire alarm on West Elm Street. 11/19 at 12:33 p.m. Medical emergency on Yankee Drive. 11/20 ay 8:55 a.m. Vehicle accident on Spring Street. 11/20 at 5:47 p.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1.

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Obituaries

Sandra Moody, 70: Loved spending time with family, friends CUMBERLAND — Sandra Moody, 70, died Nov. 14 with her husband and children by her side after fighting cancer for nine months. Born Dec. 31, 1940 in Portland, she

attended Yarmouth Schools, graduating from North Yarmouth Academy in 1959. She worked for several companies over the years until she became a bank teller at Federal Loan and Building Association

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where she met David B. Moody, Jr., her husband of 35 years. She later became a book keeper and owned Snidely’s convenience store in North Yarmouth until she retired in 2003. In her spare time, Moody enjoyed golfing with her friends and was a long time member of Val Halla Golf Course in Cumberland. She was happiest when Moody all of her children and grandchildren surrounded her. She greatly cherished time spent with her friends and family. Moody is survived by her husband, David B. Moody, Jr. of Cumberland; children John H. Moody and his wife Jo and daughters Jordan and Jamie, Melissa �������������������������� ������������������

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A. Harrison of Charlottesville, Va. and her husband John and daughters Parker and Lane; step-children Timothy D. Moody and his wife Barbara and sons TJ and Donny, Heidi M. Joy and her husband Bob and daughters Carrie and Samantha of Cumberland, and Kimberlee N. Rydzewski and her husband Kevin and daughters Jessica and Cassandra of Nottingham, N.H.; and her sister Sara B. Foley of Gray. At Moody’s request, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Friends of the family are asked to contact the family for further details on the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Moody’s name may be made to VNA Home Health and Hospice Care, 50 Foden Road, Suite 3, South Portland, ME 04106.

Richard E. Mello, 43

FREEPORT — Richard E. Mello, 43, passed away on Nov. 11. Born in Brunswick, on Jan. 11, 1968, he was the son of Phillip Mello and Phyllis Call Mello. He was predeceased by his father. Survivors include his mother; brothers Phillip Mello of Auburn, George Cossaboom of Sabattus, and Gary Cossaboom of Alfred; sisters Linda Mos of Durham, Sandra Monahan of Raymond, and Vicki Chesley of Washington; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be private. Condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com.

Obituaries policy

Obituaries are news stories, compiled, written and edited by The Forecaster staff. There is no charge for publication, but obituary information must be provided or confirmed by a funeral home or mortuary. Our preferred method for receiving obituary information is by email to obits@theforecaster.net, although faxes to 781-2060 are also acceptable. The deadline for obituaries is noon Monday the week of publication.

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events Greater Portland Fairs, Food, Fun

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Thursday 11/24

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Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 p.m., Thatcher’s South Portland, 35 Foden Road, South Portland, FMI 253-1808.

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Holiday Book Sale, 12-3 p.m., 25 authors will be on hand for book signings, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 228-8263.

Christmas Tree Sale, South Portland & Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, begins Nov. 25, Mill Creek Park, FMI rflynn@aol.com.

Season of Light, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, FMI 780-4249.

Art Guild Holiday Show & Silent Auction to benefit Freeport Community Services, 5 p.m., Art Guild Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-5413.

Sparkles Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

Saturday 11/26 Harvest Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond.

Friday 12/2 Bringing Art Home for the Holidays, 5-8 p.m., The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland, FMI 774-5948. Holly Jolly Fair, 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 3 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeprot, 865-3573.

Saturday 12/3 Artisans at the Log Cabin, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

A Walnut Hill Christmas holiday gift show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth.

Christmas Fair, Blue Point Congregational Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, FMI 883-6540.

Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-2272.

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events from previous page Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland. Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Main St., Yarmouth Christmas Fair to benefit the Root Cellar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-5814. Coastal Community Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, FMI 799-1413. Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, FMI ceumc.org. Steamed Clam Supper, 5-7 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallett Dr., $15 adults/$5 children, FMI 615-5640. St. Bart’s Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 781-3805. The Big Chill Arts, Crafts and Vin-

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Christmas Tree/Wreath sale, sponsored by Cheverus High School Haiti Solidarity Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., also runs Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, FMI 7746238.

Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI govkinglodge@gmail.com.

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Friday 11/25

Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, MFI 688-2272.

Thursday 12/8 Holiday Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., please bring vegetable or salad, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, RSVP 829-3419.

Holiday Entertainment Polar Express, runs Fri-Sun. through Dec. 23, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Thames St., Portland, FMI or to purchase tickets visit PortTix. com or call 842-0800. Portland Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., Monument Square.

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Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through openskyfund.org, guests encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instru-

”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, runs through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through porttix.com or

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Sunday 11/27 New Gloucester Tree Lighting, 4:30 p.m., New Gloucester Town Hall, Rt. 231, New Gloucester.

Dec. 11, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, for tickets and showtimes visit airetheater.com.

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Thursday 12/1

”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org.

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Saturday 12/3

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events Thursday 12/15

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Under the Milk Wood, 6:30 p.m., Brackett Memorial Church, Peaks Island, cash donation or non-perishable food for the Peaks Island Community Food Pantry, FMI 7662735.

Wednesday 12/9 Magic of Christmas, runs through Dec. 18, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., for tickets and showtimes visit PortTix.com, the Merrill Auditorium box office, or 8420800.

The Christmas Bride, runs through Dec. 21, Lucid Stage, FMI and showtimes 899-3993 or lucidstage.com.

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at the tea party enjoyed freshly baked scones with jam and cream and tea served in China cups while Thompson offered a fun and interactive presentation on the people and place of England.

Conley to visit North Yarmouth Academy MSAD 51 hosts Fulbright tea party CUMBERLAND — Nearly 170 students, parents and teachers from MSAD 51 gathered for a real English tea party on Nov. 14 with Fulbright Scholar Olivia Thompson. Greely PTO sponsored the event that featured Thompson, who is currently teaching third grade in the district as a part of the Fulbright program. Guests

NORTH YARMOUTH — On Dec. 6, writer Susan Conley will visit North Yarmouth Academy to speak with Upper School students and conduct several workshops with several English classes. From 7-8 p.m., Conley will read and sign books in Higgins Hall (168 Main St., Yarmouth) in an event open to the public. Royal River Books will provide books for sale at a 10 percent discount; donations are suggested at the door. Conley is the author of “The Foremost

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Good Fortune,” a memoir that explores her experiences in China with her family as she battles breast cancer. She is currently working on a novel to be published by Knopf. Additionally, she founded The Telling Room, a non-profit, creative writing center for students ages six to 18 in Portland. Conley’s visit to North Yarmouth Academy is a part of a visiting writer’s series entitled “Writers in Process: Bringing the literary world to NYA and Yarmouth.” The series began in October with Lily King, author of “Father of the Rain,” “The English Teacher,” and “The Pleasing Hour.” Each visit includes an evening lecture and book signing open to the public. For more information visit nya.org.

dant, who is a member of a protest group called the Swamp Rats, blames the recent cancer death of her spouse on the paper company’s pollution. The teams must establish if she is guilty of the crime, or is being framed. Freeport’s team is slated to compete again on Nov. 29, against perennial champion Hampden Academy. The other semi-final match is between Cape Elizabeth and Lewiston High Schools. The Freeport team includes Daniel Sinclair, Fiona Harbert, Justin Mendillo, Ian McGhie, Brenna DeMerchant, Jess Hench, Sarah Pier, Katie Ramirez, Emily Smith, Claire Stenzel, Annie Wood, and Arianna Zdanuck and is coached by Bill Browder and Karen Massey.

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FREEPORT — Freeport Middle School recently received a grant to help with environmental education from Bowdoin College’s Common Good Program. The grant helped to educate the eighth grade students on local species and birding habitats connect with local organizations on specific needs for the nest boxes. First the students researched and used computer-aided design programs to create a 3-D model of their 2-D plan for the nest boxes. After completing the plans, the students built the new nest boxes in the wood shop; the species boxes include small song birds, wood ducks, barred owls, and the little brown bat. Several organizations have already claimed their nest boxes, but there are some left over. For more information on obtaining a nest box contact nicholsonj@ fms.org. The students and staff who worked on the project would like to thank Maine Building Materials Exchange in Lisbon for the materials for the project.

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Clippers cruise to another Class C championship

(Editor’s note: For the complete version of this story, with a detailed box score and additional photos, please visit theforecaster. net) By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND — The powerhouse Yarmouth football program has another championship banner to hang. A year after breaking through far sooner than anyone expected, the Clippers repeated as Class C champions Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium, downing Bucksport in surprisingly easy fashion, 41-14, in the state final. Yarmouth got six touchdowns from dynamic senior Anders Overhaug, forced three turnovers and blocked a punt as it finished the 2011 season 12-0, extending its win streak to 24 games and ending the Golden Bucks’ campaign at 11-1. “It’s awesome,” said Overhaug. “Really amazing. I never imagined six touchdowns. I’m super pleased with the team. We did a great job.”

Better and better Since dropping 19 of their first 20 games as a varsity program, Yarmouth has been as dominant as any team in the state, in any class, winning 32 of 33 contests. The Clippers overcame an 0-2 start in 2009 with eight straight wins before falling at Dirigo in the regional final. Yarmouth hasn’t lost since, winning all 12 games in 2010, including the state final, 34-6 over Stearns, and rolled to eight more victories this regular season (with only one decided by less than 20 points). The Clippers scored an average of 41 points and allowed less than six. As the top seed in Western C, the Clippers had no trouble with No. 8 Oak Hill in the quarterfinals (45-6) or fourth-ranked Lisbon in the semis (38-0), but the regional final versus Traip last week was a tussle. Yarmouth’s opportunistic defense proved to be the difference, however, forcing three red zone turnovers, and the Clippers advanced to their second state game, 14-0. As for Bucksport, the Golden Bucks won their eight regular season games by an average score of 35-7, earned the top seed in Eastern C and advanced by virtue of wins over Mattanawcook (470), Foxcroft Academy (21-12) and Orono (25-14). Bucksport won Class C titles in 1971, 1973, 1983 and 2004, but this time around, Yarmouth was the team celebrating at the end. The tone was set immediately by the Clippers’ defense and spe-

cial teams. Bucksport won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. Three plays gained a mere yard, however, and the Golden Bucks were forced to punt. Enter sophomore Nathaniel Shields-Auble. Shields-Auble broke through the line and blocked the kick of Bucksport senior punter (and quarterback) Mike Cummings and Yarmouth began its first series at the Golden Bucks’ 25. It took just one play to find the end zone. Overhaug took a handoff and had a huge hole. All he had to do was keep his balance and he easily completed a 25-yard touchdown run that broke the ice just 1 minute, 31 seconds in. “The blockers got the outside edge,” Overhaug said. “I just had to beat one or two people and I was in the end zone.” Senior Bryce Snyder’s extra point was blocked, but the Clip-

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Yarmouth senior Anders Overhaug breaks free for one of his four rushing touchdowns. He also caught a TD pass and had a backbreaking 92-yard kickoff return for a score.

Yarmouth senior Keith McDonald makes a tackle on Bucksport’s bruising senior running back Shawn Smith.

The new champions gather around their prize following Saturday’s win.

pers were ahead to stay, 6-0. Bucksport managed a first down on its next series, on a 15-yard pass play from Cummings to senior Jonathan Geagan, but on the next snap, the ball came loose and Yarmouth senior captain Ben Weinrich fell on it at the Golden Bucks’ 27. This time, the Clippers needed two plays to score. After sophomore Matt Woodbury gained 7 yeards on first

down, Overhaug took a handoff and ran up the gut straight to the end zone for a 20-yard score. Instead of going for an extra point, senior captain and holder Dennis Erving perfectly executed a fake, throwing to Woodbury for the two-point conversion and a 14-0 advantage. Bucksport got a first down on the first play of its next series as senior bruiser Shawn Smith rumbled for 14 yards, but the

Clippers stiffened from there and forced a punt. After a 14-yard return from Erving, Yarmouth again began in Golden Bucks’ territory and they would drive 43 yards in 11 plays, chewing up 4:39 to take a commanding lead. Overhaug, Woodbury, junior Caleb Uhl and sophomore quarterback Brady Neujahr took turns

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Fall sports season won’t soon be forgotten By Michael Hoffer The fall sports season, circa 2011, produced great drama and triumph in Forecaster country. Yarmouth’s football team repeated as Class C state champion. Freeport made it to the playoffs for the first time, and Falmouth and Greely also took part in the postseason. Falmouth’s boys’ soccer team got back to the Class B pinnacle in a season that saw all five local squads qualify for the playoffs. On the girls’ side, Falmouth won Class B again. Freeport won a playoff game for the first time this century. Greely and Yarmouth also took part in the postseason. Field hockey produced a state champion (again) in North Yarmouth Academy. That was just the beginning as each team from the area competed in the playoffs. Falmouth and NYA’s boys’ cross country teams finished atop the heap and had plenty of company from neighboring schools. Merriconeag’s girls also had no peer. Falmouth’s golf team, one year removed from a Class B championship, won Class A for the first time. Several other teams and individuals also made their mark. On the volleyball court, not only did Greely capture yet another title, but Yarmouth brought home Class B honors in its first season at that level. Before we move on to winter, here’s one final look back at the best of the fall:

Northern edition fall state champions Falmouth Yachtsmen boys’ soccer, Class B Falmouth Yachtsmen girls’ soccer, Class B Falmouth Yachtsmen boys’ cross country, Class B Falmouth Yachtsmen golf, Class A Greely Rangers volleyball, Class B Merriconeag girls’ cross country, Class C North Yarmouth Academy Panthers field hockey, Class C North Yarmouth Academy Panthers boys’ cross country, Class C Yarmouth Clippers football, Class C Yarmouth Clippers volleyball, Class B

Michael’s Top Five Stories 5) Yarmouth football repeats Yarmouth’s football program earned championship status in 2010, just its fourth at the varsity level. This year, the Clippers solidified their status as a premier program. Yarmouth won all eight regular season games, blew through the regional field, then blew past Bucksport, 41-14, in the Class C Final Saturday to extend its win streak to 24 games. The Clippers continued to get it done on the ground and with timely defense and with several key contributors returning, should

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Senior Andrew Murry helped Falmouth’s boys’ soccer team make it back to the top of Class B this fall.

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NYA senior Katherine Millett capped her transcendent career by leading the Panthers to their third Class C championship in four seasons.

make a legitimate run at a threepeat in 2012.

4) Cross country excellence continues The 2011 cross country season produced three more team championships. Falmouth’s boys were a juggernaut from the get-go and won Class B for the first time since 2002 in relatively easy fashion. The Class C state meet saw North Yarmouth Academy repeat. Merriconeag’s girls’ squad wound up top in Class C as well. If that wasn’t enough, several local runners went on to make a splash at New Englands. Rest assured that 2012 will produce more of the same.

3) Falmouth sweeps Class B soccer crowns Falmouth’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have won several prior

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Greely senior Maggie Bradley had no peer this fall as the Rangers won the Class A title.

state titles in dominant fashion, but this fall, both squads took a more circuitous route than normal to earn a Gold Ball. The boys’ team was struggling late in the regular season before coming alive with a key win over Yarmouth. The Yachtsmen were continued page 27


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November 24, 2011

World War II Names—Missing Information

TheDedicationofthe Veteran’sRecognitionMonument May 28, 2012

If you consider Cumberland your home town and served in the military during War or Peacetime, the Town of Cumberland residents would like the privilege of recognizing your service to our Country. Please review both lists and share with us any information you may have that can assist with completing the missing record information. Please contact Brenda at 829-2205 or e-mail at bmoore@cumberlandmaine.com to insure your name is on this wall for the Memorial day dedication on May 2012.

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USAAC

WWII

Butland, Lyle E.

USN

WWII

Candage, Thornton E.

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Casey, Keith Edward

USMC

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Chase, Philip A.

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Connors, George F.

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Daggett, Alfred A.

USN

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Davis, Bertram E.

USN

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Day, Arthur R.

USN

WWII

Farwell, Walter D.

USA

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Fickett, Richard E.

USA

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Fossett, John W.

USN

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Gagel, John J.

USA

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Godsoe, John A.

USN

WWII

Grass, Grant Charles

USN

WWII

Hammons, E. Ross

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WWII

Hancock, James B.

USN

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Hanson, Donald W.

USAAC

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Hutchinson, Lewis

USA

WWII

Kennedy, John H.

USN

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Kinne, Donald W.

USAF

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Long, John P.

USN

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Low, Edwin R.

USN

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Macpherson, Robert C.

USN

WWII

Marks, Gilbert S.

USAF

WWII, Korea

Martin,Thomas E.

USAF

WWII

Nelson, Donald J.

USAF

WWII

Potter, Bruce G.

USAF

WWII

Raven, John Henry

USA

WWII

Rich, Alan B.

USN

WWII

Sanborn, William E.

USN

WWII

Sherman, Roger Jr.

USN

WWII

Strahan, Waldo P.

USCG

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Swett, Robert E.

USN

WWII

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USA

WWII

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USAF

WWII

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USA

WWII

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WWII

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USMC

USA

USMC

USAF

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Other Conflicts Missing Information Name Arbo, Richard Bolduc, Gerry Brooks, Walter Brown, Howard Brown, John Jr. Brown, John Sr. Brown, William Sr. Burns, James Burton, Janice Butterworth, Dale Carlson, William Champoux, Edward Clough, Robert Couillard, Joseph R. Craig, Robert S. Darling, Robert DeSimon, Antonio M Dooley, George T. Dorr, Charles Dorr, John Dorr, Kenneth Sr. Dorr, Michael Dorr, Robert Sr. Flick, Richard Genthner, Rowland Giordano, Gerald Heyner, Franklin Hickey, Maurice Holt, Daniel Kane, John Patrick Jr. MacAdam, Lloyd R. Maitland, Fred Monroe, Harold J. Moon, Everett Moriarty, Steve O'Meara, Christopher Powers, Patricia M. Powers, Tom Rawnsley, David A. Richardson, Alicia Rogers, Lester Scruton, Paul Silverman, James Spear, Louis W. Steele, Norman Storey, Charles Storey, Don Vail, Jackson Vail, Robert Villacci, Daniel F. Wallace, Benjamin White, Richard White, Robert Holdsworth, Scott T. Doughty, Douglas Lockhart, Kevin E. Duff III, Capt. Philip B. Snyder, Rick Valente, Peter M. Williams, David R. Wilson, Andrew Stephen Booth, Eric M. Cleveland, Anthony R. MacVane, Donald P. McKenney, Colin H. Shorey, Matthew J. (Sgt) Smith, Nathan A. Jensen, Ryan D. (Sgt) Andersen, Richard J.C. Anderson, Richard M. Bolduc, Gerard F. Bolduc, Roger H.

Branch Navy National Guard Air Force Army Army Army Army Navy Women's Air Corps

Conflict

Army Marine Corps Air Force Marine Corps Navy Army Air Force Army Air Force Air Force Air Force Army Air Force Navy Navy Army Army Army Army Army

National Guard Women's Air Corps Army Army Army Narional Guard, Arm Navy Coast Guard Navy Army Army Army Air Force Army Merchant Marine Army, National Guard Marines Army Navy Coast Guard Navy Army Army Army Navy Marines Army Marines Army Army Army Army Army

Afghaistan Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ir Afghanistan, Ir Afghanistan, Ir Afghanistan, Ir Afghanistan, Ir Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq Iraq, Afghanist Korea Korea Korea Korea

Name Jensen, John-Michael Kirk, Charles W. Knight, Oland Looke, Stephen Eric MacVane, Irene M. Maddox, Richard E. Maloney, Robert S. Maloon, Richard K. McGowan, Thomas M. Mizner, Christopher Craig O'Keefe, James J. Osgood, James M. Philbrick, Leighton C. Porter, John W. Jr. Raeke, John Henry Readio, Cheryl A. Stanhope, Philip L. Stiles, William Taylor, Albert H. Weagle, Edward L. McAllister, M. Carol Theriault, Russell E. Weagle, Erik C. Burr, Heather Larson Danowski, Terese Danyew, John G. Downing, John Leavitt, Wallace A. Maloney, Joseph A. Pine, Charles F. Sr. Tibbetts, Laurie C. Tompkins, David B. Tompkins, Todd R. Buhelt, Michael Cass, Scott Franklin Ames, John S. Hilton, Richard L. Jensen, Richard M. Readio, Gary Hastings Bailey, Robert C. Jr. Bennett, Herbert P., Jr. Beyna, Ronald E. Bingham, Peter K. Bolduc, Philip R. Bowman, Bruce R. Bowman, Peter Brooks, Roger E. Brown, John Brown, William O. Burgess Sr., SFC Thomas D. Burr, David Campbell, Kenneth Cappello, Carl A. Cooper, Joseph H. Jr. Cormier, Douglas A. David, Fenderson G. David, Gleeson S. Dillon, L. Ronald Doughty, Lawson D. Dyer, Robert A., Jr. Dyer, Wayne C. Erikson, Gordon Jr. Ezzio, David James Fitzgerald, John W. Gagnon, Alfred F. II Gagnon, Bruce W. Garland, Charles H. Garneau, Roger L. Gorham, John A. Green, Helen W.

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Football from page 21 running the ball and the Clippers marched to the 2 before facing a fourth down. Neujahr then dropped back, looked primed to

run, then threw to a sliding Overhaug in the end zone for a 2-yard scoring pass. “What a play by Brady,” Yarmouth coach Jim Hartman said. “We don’t throw a lot. Somehow he found Anders. I don’t know how. It was pick your poison. That was

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Brady’s choice. Pass or run.” Snyder kicked the extra point and with 1:58 to go in the first quarter, Yarmouth had a 21-0 lead. The Bucksport offense finally got going as the first period gave way to the second and marched 65 yards on 15 plays, using up 5:29 to seemingly get back in the game on a 1-yard plunge by Smith with 8:29 to play in the half. But any momentum the Golden Bucks appeared to have would disappear in seven seconds. Overhaug took the ensuing kickoff at his own 8-yard line and took off for the races. He blew through the coverage and outraced the pursuit to the end zone and Yarmouth had delivered a knockout blow. “I bobbled (the ball) a little bit, but I picked it up,” said Overhaug. “There was a

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nice seam going straight ahead, then I cut across because I saw they were pursuing to the right more and it was wide open.” “That just broke their hearts,” Hartman said. “They were pumped and that really hurt them. We spend a lot of time on special teams. It was perfect timing. It was a key play for us. They weren’t going to stop him. He’s a great kid.” Snyder’s extra point made it 28-7 with 8:09 to play in the first half. After Bucksport went three-and-out, the Clippers took over at their 29 with 6:35 to play before the half. It took only seven plays and 1:54 to score again. Woodbury ran three straight times for a total of 24 yards. A 14-yard run by Uhl put the ball at the Golden Bucks’ 30. After continued page25

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Football from page 24 an incomplete pass, Overhaug did the rest, taking a pitch to the left, cutting back, then racing to paydirt for a 30-yard score. Snyder’s point after was blocked, but Yarmouth was ahead 34-7 at the half. The Clippers extended their lead on their second drive of the third quarter, taking 10 plays to traverse 39 yards. With 2:47 to go in the quarter, Overhaug barreled in from the 1 and Snyder’s extra point made it 41-7. The Golden Bucks scored the game’s final points when sophomore Josh Gray broke free for a 55-yard TD run with 2:50 to play. Gray added the point-after to cut the deficit to 41-14. Yarmouth gave the ball back on a fumble, but Bucksport ran out of time and the Clippers were able to celebrate the 41-14 win. “We’ve played so hard the past two years,” Weinrich said. “Everyone’s so excited. Our team deserves it and (the coaches) deserve it. They’re the best coaches I’ve ever had. I’ve been to other camps and teams and the coaches don’t compare to ours. Without them, we wouldn’t get here. We practice so hard and so well. We weren’t as surprised or scared as we were last year. We were used to it. We were excited. We wanted to make it feel like last year, but without the stress and fear. We kept our calm and composure. It turned out great. If I don’t play in college, I want Yarmouth to be my last team and my last memory in football.” “This is a big win for us, when you sit down (senior Carter) Dorsett and (senior Jon) Held for injuries and (senior Eric) Deerwester and (sophomore Zach) Messina are also out,” Hartman added. “These kids never whined or complained. They picked themselves up and kept on going. It’s a tremendous tribute to these guys. They have so much heart. They’re

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quiet, but at gametime, they’re amazing. We have studs. We’re not doing this with plow horses.” While Yarmouth only had a 264-242 edge in total yardage, the Clippers consistently took advantage of good field position and won the turnover battle, 3-1. Individually, Overhaug gained 112 yards and scored four TDs on 11 carries. He also caught a 2-yard scoring pass and had the 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. “Anders is incredible,” Woodbury said. “He’s a great leader. He’s an inspiration to us all.” “Anders has worked the hardest out of any of us,” Weinrich said. “He’s one of the best team members I’ll ever know. I’m happy he gets to end this way, but I’m sad I’ll lose him as a teammate.” “I’d hate to see a running back better than Anders,” Hartman added. “He’s still screaming for the ball at the end. He was on a mission today. We’ve watched it all season. He came through.” Woodbury had a breakout game, carrying 14 times for 68 yards. “I knew everyone was keying on Anders and Caleb, of course,” Woodbury said. “I was expecting some running, but not this much. We played hard. The line’s incredible. (Sophomore) Tommy Lord, (senior) Keith (McDonald), everyone does their thing. I was definitely expecting a close game, but we were all pumped up and ready to go.” “Woodbury definitely stepped up,” said Overhaug. “He did great. He’s going to be a big force next year. His off-tackle plays got good yards and got drives going.” Uhl added 46 yards on 13 carries and had one reception for 6 yards. “We have three kids in the backfield who can run 4-6, 4-7 (seconds in the 40),” Hartman said. “The line’s been great. We’ve rushed for almost 10,000 yards the past two years.” Neujahr rushed for 44 yards on nine tries and was 3-of-8 passing for 34 yards

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and a TD. Shields-Auble had the other reception for 26 yards. Yarmouth took seven penalties for 77 yards. For Bucksport, which was only penalized twice for 21 yards, Smith ran for 77 yards and a TD on 19 carries, but didn’t dominate the way he so often does. “We were a little worried about their passing offense and we knew (Smith) is a beast,” said Overhaug. “We give up a lot of yardage, but when it counts, we get turnovers.” “We tried to fill the holes and get in as soon as possible in the line,” said Weinrich. “That created room for the linebackers to make tackles. Good pass rushing allowed the D backs to stop them on the receiving end of the field.”

“(The guys) stepped up after getting run all over (by Traip) last week. They stuffed Smith more than once at the beginning of the game. I don’t think he’s been hit that way. It took the life out of Bucksport.” Cummings rushed for 45 yards on six attempts and completed 5-of-13 passes for 36 yards before going out with injury. Gray ran for 59 yards and a TD on four attempts. He was 1-for-1 passing for 0 yards and caught a pass for 2 yards.

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Yarmouth will likely be the favorite again in 2012. Even though Erving, Overhaug, Snyder, Weinrich and other key contributors to the program like

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Recap from page 21 pushed to the brink in each of their final three playoff games, but managed to rally past upset-minded Fryeburg in the semifinals, edge York on a late Grant Burfeind goal in the regional final and outlast Camden Hills in the state game on yet another late Burfeind tally. That makes eight Class B crowns in 12 seasons, if you’re keeping track. Not to be outdone, the defending champion Falmouth girls’ squad also hit a few speed bumps in the regular season, but put it together for the playoffs, avenging a regular season loss with a quarterfinal round victory over Yarmouth, outlasting York in a palpitating semifinal round shootout, then rallying to down top-ranked Morse in the regional final. At states, junior Alex Bernier (who had a flair for the dramatic all autumn) scored an early goal and the Yachtsmen held off Presque Isle, 1-0, to make it seven Class B titles since 2001.

2) Falmouth golf makes mark in Class A Falmouth’s golf team had long been a premier Class B program, but this fall,

from page 25 Deerwester, Dorsett, Jacob French, Bart Gallagher and McDonald will depart, the core of Neujahr, Shields-Auble, Uhl and Woodbury return. There are plenty of athletes on the roster, there will be an infusion of new talent and expect the hunger for another championship to remain. “I hope they keep winning and keep the tradition going,” said Weinrich. “I can’t wait until next season,” Woodbury said. “We’ll still be strong.” “We’ve got a program here,” Hartman said. “The future still looks good here. Hopefully we can continue it and keep growing football in Yarmouth and keep marching on.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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New Hires Bernstein Shur recently hired three new staff members to its Portland office: Associates Laura Ernst and N. Joel Moser and Information Technology Director Matthew Kramer. Ernst joined the law practice group focusing on intellectual property and technology. Moser is now a member of the firm’s municipal and regulatory practice groups focusing on assisting clients in complex regulatory matters before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, property taxation, assessment appeals, Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law and general municipal law. Kramer brings with him 15 years of expertise in the IT industry and will manage the IT infrastructure and direction for the firm.

Allen & Selig Realty of Freeport has added Gloria Fogg DeGrandpre to its Freeport location. DeGrandpre brings her multi-million dollar real estate sales record with her, as well as a broker’s license, designations for seniors real estate specialist, and is an accredited buyer’s representative. Norway Savings Bank has hired two new employees at the Congress Street, Portland location. Karen Perry is the new vice president and branch manager with over 30 years of retail banking experience. Anthony Mellon is the new vice president of commercial lending, bringing with him 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience, having worked at both national and community banks. Eileen Phelan of Yarmouth recently joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International as a real estate agent. She brings with her over 15 years of marketing and promotions experience, working previously as the marketing and promotions manager for New York City’s Village Voice newspaper as well as theater director, freelance arts and culture fundraiser, and events producer.

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Bangor Savings Bank hired Robert Nadeau as the vice president, business banking officer to the greater Portland area. He will be located at one of the bank’s new locations at 320 Allen Ave. in Portland. Gorham Savings Bank recently hired Julie Case as the assistant vice president and compliance officer. They also added Brian Cirone as a commercial credit analyst. Dr. Istikram Qaderi recently joined Martin’s Point as the new vice president of quality. He came to Martin’s Point from Champlain Valley Physician Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was the associate vice president of quality resources. DennyMike’s Award-Winning Sauces and Seasonings recently hired two new employees. Doug Murray was hired as the general manager of operations and Trevor Capps is now an operations/food productions specialist. Norton Lamb & Company recently hired Holly Winger to the position of senior account executive. She will use her extensive product knowledge to promote

NLC-endorsed technology solutions and services to manage solution development for the company’s customers. Bath Savings Institution has added two new consumer lenders to its team. Justin Dionne of Brunswick will be working out of the Bath branch. He began his career as a student intern in Bath Savings’ loan department. Tyler Zamore was formerly a customer service representative at the bank’s Brunswick branch.

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November 24, 2011 from previous page row Awards ceremony at the Maine Public Relations Council Annual Conference. The Golden Arrow Awards, honor excellence and provide a forum for exhibiting exemplary work, promoting public recognition of high quality communications, and gaining corporate and client recognition for public relations. The firm of Petrucelli, Martin& Haddow is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, a widely recognized peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Attor-

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Monday 12/5 ”The Barn” Premier featuring Freeport resident Erik Brobst, 7 & 9 p.m., Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, $5, FMI 772-4022.

Tuesday 12/6 USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: An Encounter with

”Drawing the Line #11” opening reception 12-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, FMI 699-5083. ”Group Exhibit” featuring works by Jeanne O’Toole, Jay LaBrie, Kieth Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, runs through Dec. 31, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097.

Monday 12/5 ”Peace 2011” 5-7 p.m., runs through Dec. 31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, FMi 772-2693.

Music Friday 11/25

Spencer Albee & Friends, 9th annual Beatles tribute, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets $12 advance/$15 door/$25 VIP, FMI 899-4990.

Saturday 11/26

Dead Prez, 8 p.m., 18+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets $12 advance/$15 door/$25 VIP, FMI 899-4990.

David Mallet, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets $25 advance/$30 door, FMI 347-3075.

Jazz at the Inn on Peaks featuring 2+2 Jive, Heather Thompson & Same Saltonstau and Kevin Atra & Rhonda Dale, 7:30 p.m., Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island, $10, FMI 766-5100.

Sitar Music by Jeff Herbster, 1-3 p.m., Skyline Farms, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.

Thursday 12/1

Jeffrey Foucault & Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, FMI 761-1757.

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page

Sunday 11/27

Friday 12/2

FUN Raiser Contra Dance, 12 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, $15 or $12 members, FMI 491-0628.

”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org.

Friday 12/9 ”Elmo Makes Music,” runs through Dec. 11, Cumberland County Civic Center, sesamestreetlive.com.

Theater & Dance ”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, Nov. 26Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through porttix.com or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 8748200.

Friday 11/25 ”My Mother’s Clothes are not my Mother,” Nov. 25/27, 7 p.m. and Nov. 26, 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12 students and seniors, $15 adults, FMI 775-5568.

Mid Coast Books

Museums ”Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the collection of Robert and Judith Toll,” runs through Dec. 4, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9500 College St., Brunswick, FMI 725-3416.

Music

Sunday 12/4

Sunday 12/4

Spindleworks Publishing Party, 4-5:30 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org.

”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI daponte. org.

Films Thursday 11/24 ”Casablanca,” 7 p.m., Winter St. Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, suggested $5 donation, FMI sagadahocpreservation.org.

Galleries Thursday 12/1 ”Gift Wrapped Collages” by Noriko Sakanishi, opening reception Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m., Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, FMI 633-6252.

An alternative to your traditional holiday

Theater/Dance Thursday 12/1 December Dance Concert, through Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, FMI 725-3375.

Friday 12/9 ”Miracles on School St.,” Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18, Fri./Sat. shows 7:30 p.m. and Sun. shows 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, suggested donation $12, FMI 729-8584.

Don’t miss out on all our ONGOING calendar events!

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The Downeast Holiday Review on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., features story-spinner Van Reid and folk duo Castlebay. Instead of the traditional Nutcracker and Dickens, stories and songs of Maine’s winter holiday season will be spiced with wit and humor in an old time variety style featuring selections such as “The Night the Whisky Froze” and winter tales such as “How Portland Kept Christmas.” This performance will take place at the Sagadahoc Winter St. Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children, FMI 529-5438.

Click on the Lifestyle tab at theforecaster.net for a full list of Arts & Entertainment Listings, including ongoing museum and gallery exhibits.

FORESIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH Invites you to COME SHOP WITH US! At our annual

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Saturday, December 3 9:00am-1:30pm

  Hearty Luncheon:  Children’s Activities 11:30-1:30  Bake Sale & Cookie Walk  Lobster Roll  & Fish Chowder -  Raffle  Pizza & Hot Dogs  Silent Auction  Books & Music  Chocolate Fountain  Handmade & Unique Gifts  Visit from Santa! Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth

Saturday, December 3rd 8:30am-1:00pm There will be: A Men's Table, A Children's Room, Baked Goods, Christmas Décor's Jewelry, A Silent Auction, Attic Treasures, Hand Crafts, Holiday Closet, Luncheon

340 Foreside Rd, Falmouth (Rt.#88) 781-5880 www.foresidechurch.org

13thAnnual Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Arts and Crafts Saturday, Dec 3, 10am-6pm Sunday, Dec 4, 10am—4pm -4pm at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal

Paintings, Prints, Totes, Turned Wood, Jewelry, Ceramics, Floor Cloths, Sculpture, Fleece Accessories, Natural Dollhouses and More

African Crafts to benefit Kakamega AIDS Orphanage

Saturday Lunch by Pownal Elementary Sunday: Live Fiddle Music! For more information call 688-2272

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6th Annual Home for the Holidays Craft Show 85 Crafters

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Out & About

The Christmas arts, entertainment season opens By Scott Andrews Thanksgiving weekend marks the traditional start of the Christmas season in both shopping and the arts. While leaving the shopping reportage to others, let’s look at some of the offerings on the arts and entertainment side of the ledger. Lyric Music Theater opened its second production of 2011-2012 last weekend in South Portland. “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a stage version of the iconic 1944 MGM musical film. Although it isn’t a Christmas show per se, its climactic scene happens on Christmas Eve with a happy family united around a gaily decorated tree. University of Southern Maine School of Music has a number of offerings coming up. One of its best is “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” an a cappella concert by the USM Chamber Singers. There are also a number of end-of-semester student performances – with very low (or zero) admission fees that can help stretch the shopping budget.

‘Meet Me In St. Louis’ Let’s start this mini-review with a confession: I adore “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the 1944 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer musical film that starred Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer and Margaret O’Brien. The film’s wholesome Midwestern aesthetic values, expressed in gorgeous music and portrayed by a totally lovable American family appeal to me greatly. It is also an icon of American culture. The American Film Institute ranked “Meet Me in St. Louis” at the No. 10 position on its list of the greatest musical movies, and the Library of Congress has rated it as “culturally significant.” Three of the show’s musical numbers remain in today’s popular canon, even when totally divorced from their original settings: “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis.” When such a wonderful classic film is

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University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers will present “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season” in Portland on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

adapted to the stage, there’s naturally some apprehension. In the case of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the misgivings were justified. The 1994 Broadway musical ran for less than a year and has largely been forgotten. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the stage version of “Meet Me in St. Louis” when it opened at Lyric Musical Theater last weekend. It’s a wonderfully melodic evening of entertainment, and Lyric is a fine community company that is perfectly suited to present this show. The plot is utterly inconsequential, and that’s part of its charm. On the eve of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition, held in St. Louis, the story principally revolves around the ups and downs of the marriage prospects of two teenage daughters of a prosperous family in the city. It’s the old boy-meets-girl story, told twice in parallel, that results in two marriages as the fair finally opens. Several major scenes and turning points revolve around a precocious pre-teen, a younger sister of the two principal love interests. Lyric’s fine community production

revolves around two women. Josephine Cooper and Celeste Green play the two teenagers and perform most of the bestknown songs. Cooper is the younger of the pair, and her infatuation with a boy who has just moved next door, played by Schuyler White, is the principal thread of the plot. I liked Cooper’s ingenuous charm; without it the show would unravel. Green is Lyric’s newest star; she plays the secondary love interest in “St. Louis,” the older and very slightly wiser sister. As in the movie, the precocious pre-teen is also one of the show’s principal attractions. Twelve-year-old Alicia Fournier is the catalyst for several of the show’s scenes in Lyric’s production. She’s totally captivating. Other good performances are given by David Smith, Lisa Smith, John Robinson, Quinn Malter, Janie Downey Maxwell and Bill McCue. Louise Kezar’s costuming is elegant and effective. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. in South Portland, presents “Meet Me in St. Louis” through Dec. 3 with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday plus 2 p.m.

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Two factors are responsible for the upcoming outpouring of talent at the University of Southern Maine School of Music: the holiday season and the end of the fall semester. I’ve been a regular attendee at USM faculty and student performances for nearly two decades and I’ve enjoyed every minute. Here’s a brief summary of what’s happening music-wise at USM. Venues include the Gorham and Portland campuses plus Portland. • “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” Nov. 29. The USM Chamber Singers is the school’s principal a cappella ensemble, directed by longtime music professor Robert Russell. The program will include a variety of works. Classical composers include Felix Mendelssohn – part of the 200th anniversary of his birth celebration – and Gerald Finzi. Seasonal songs include “The Huron Carol,” which is based on a Native American theme, plus a candlelit presentation of “Silent Night.” Venue is Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St. in Portland. Time is 7:30 p.m. • USM Jazz Ensembles, Dec. 1. Several of the jazz groups at the school will perform a program that ranges from Big Band to modern under the direction of professors Chris Oberholtzer and Mark Tipton. Local composers Craig Skeffington and Michael Sakash will also be featured. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 7:30 p.m. • 21st Anniversary Music Scholarship Gala, Dec. 2. This fine evening is a benefit for the scholarship fund at the USM School of Music. The school’s principal student ensembles will perform, and the evening is also a major gastronomic happening. Venue is Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the USM Portland campus. Time is 5:30 p.m. • USM Opera Workshop, Dec. 3. I’ve attended several of the USM opera workshop performances over the years and I’m always positively impressed with the young talent, under the direction of longtime voice professor Ellen Chickering. The program includes excerpts from famous and less-famous operas. Among my personal favorites is Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 5 p.m. • USM Composers’ Ensemble, Dec. 3. Students in the composition program under the tutelage of professor Nancy Gunn will showcase their works. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 8 p.m. • USM Graduate Showcase, Dec. 4. Ever wonder what happens to the USM School of Music students after they graduate? Here’s an opportunity to see and hear some of those former students as they enjoy professional careers in an event coordinated by professor Ellen Chickering. Performers include two vocalists, two pianists plus a hornist and violist. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 5 p.m. The contact phone for all USM School of Music performances is 780-5555.


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

Greater Portland Benefits

Falmouth

Sunday 11/27

Mon. 11/28 6 p.m. Long Range Planning Advisory Committee Superintendent’s Office Mon. 11/28 7 p.m. Council Meeting TH Tue. 11/29 10 a.m. Falmouth Food Pantry TH

Chefs and Musicians for Safe Harbor, 4 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, FMI 774-6238.

Cumberland

Creative Economy Show, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., proceeds to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, Studio on the Hill, 21 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport. FMI 865-0605.

Mon. 11/28

Wed. 11/23 6 p.m. Cable TV Committee Tue. 11/29 6:30 p.m. Town Council Workshop

Yarmouth

Flatbread Pizza Benefit Tuesday to benefit The Trauma Intervention Program, 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Pizza, 72 Commercial St., Portland. FMI 553-9311.

Friday 12/2 Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through openskyfund.org, guests are encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instruments appreciated.

7 p.m. Town Council

Freeport

Tuesday 11/29

Wed. 11/23 Mon. 11/28 Mon. 11/28

students in their community. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666.

Call for Volunteers

CATCH Healthy Habits, an afterschool program that brings teams of adults, age 50+, together with children to learn about healthy eating habits and active play, is looking for volunteers for its winter sessions, 396-6523.

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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

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7 p.m. Planning Board Log Cabin 6 p.m. Sports and Recreation Committee TH 7 p.m. Energy Conservation Committee TH

Circle of Musicians, Sundays, 2-7 p.m., 263 Pine Point Road, $3/ person, $5/couple, hosted by Ron & Sherri Nick, FMI sheriwaves@ yahoo.com.

Saturday 12/3

Winter Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.

Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI govkinglodge@gmail.com.

Wednesday 11/30 Evening for the Environment, 5-7:30 p.m., Abromson Center, USM Portland, $25, FMI 620-8811.

Bulletin Board

Thursday 12/1

Center for Maine Craft, in the Maine Mall through December 2011, open regular and extended Maine Mall hours, FMI 772-8653.

South Portland Land Trust Annual Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, FMI 615-7840.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or jagolinzer@gwi.net.

Meetings

Society for Marketing Professional Services Northern New England meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40 members/$60 non-members, Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., Port-

land, FMI aweidman@jsainc.com. World AIDS Day Reception, 4-7 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, Ed 774-6877 ext. 8013.

Saturday 12/3 Maine Genealogical Society meeting, Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI 329-6438.

skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI skimhs.org or 824-2440.

SCORE is seeking volunteers to work in the “counselors to America’s small business” program, FMI, Nancy, 772-1147.

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, mornings. Mileage reimbursement, Liz Engel, 767-2255.

Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced

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25th (Silver) Annual Falmouth Community Tree Lighting Thursday, December 1, 5:30–6:30 pm Village Park (Behind Walmart)

Join us for a SILVER celebration of holiday spirit at the 25th Annual Tree Lighting Festival. There will be cookie decorating, singing (Silver Bells), and a visit from Santa! Honoring the holiday spirit, please bring a canned good (silver) to donate to the Falmouth Food Pantry.

5:30 Cookie Decorating, Cider and Donuts 5:45 Santa Arrives at Village Park 6:00 Children visit with Santa

Wednesday 12/7 Maine’s Environmental Issues Symposium, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor), South Portland, FMI adowning@mainechamber. org.

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Community Calendar from previous page

Dining Out Thursday 11/24 Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 12-3 p.m., V.F.W. Hall Post #832, Peary Terrace, South Portland, FMI and reservations 767-2575 (after 3 p.m.). Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 p.m., Thatcher’s South Portland, 35 Foden Road, South Portland, FMI 253-1808.

Saturday 11/26 Harvest Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond.

Public Baked Bean, macaroni and cheese supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $7 adults/$3 children.

Saturday 12/3 Our Lady of Hope Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children 12 and under.

Getting Smarter Sunday 11/27 Speaker El-Fadel Arbab to lecture on Darfur genocide, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, corner of Church St. and Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI 883-2814.

Friday 12/2

Tuesday 11/29

Improving College and Career Readiness in Writing, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, $100/$120 after Nov. 23, FMI 415-8412.

Free Leg Screening, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, The Vein Health Center, 100 Foden Road, South Portland, Suite 307, appointment required, FMI 2217799.

Saturday 12/10

Just for Seniors

Focus on Philanthropy: the act of leadership, 10 a.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, FMI and to register thebankofmaine.com.

Health & Support Monday 11/28 Yarmouth Alzheimers Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 6322605.

Town of Falmouth Planning Board Public Hearing Falmouth Town Hall

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Mid Coast Benefits

may pay overdue fines by donating food for the Bath Area Food Bank. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. FMI 443-5141.

Tuesday 12/13

Thursday 11/24

Mid Coast Retired Educators Association breakfast, 9 a.m., The Highlands, Elm St., Topsham, FMI 721-0659.

InspireME Turkey Trot, 7 a.m. registration, $20, 30 Front St., Bath.

Call for Donations

Thursday 12/1

AniMeals is accepting dog and cat food donations for homebound seniors that receive Meals on Wheels, to donate or volunteer, call Sarah, 729-0475.

Bulletin Board

Audio Book & MP3 Workshop, 121:45 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, FMI 729-0575. Annual Silent Auction, Brunswick Downtown Association, 5-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242. E-mail for Everyone, 10-11 a.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, FMi 729-0575.

Saturday 12/3

Patten Free Library Food for Fines, Nov. 15-Nov. 26. Patrons

High School, 45 Columbia Ave, Brunswick, FMI 725-9436.

Tree, Wreath, Poinsettias Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Brunswick Junior

Call for Volunteers

Midcoast CA$H Coalition, seeks volunteers for free tax prep and financial asset coaching. Training, early Dec. and Jan. 2012. FMI Sharon Ross 373-1140, sharon.ross@ voanne.org, visit cashmaine.org/ locations/midcoast.

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The Falmouth Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers to consider amendments to Section 5.7 of the Zoning and Site Plan Review Ordinance regarding the keeping of poultry.

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Dining Out

Tuesday 11/29

Saturday 12/3

Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Cub Scout Pack 646, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI Dan 319-6845.

Getting Smarter

Monday 11/28

How to Lose an Argument and Why: exit strategies for political (and academic) warfare, 6 p.m.,

Automobile Insurance 101, 9 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, $5, Register by Nov. 28 at 563-1363.

Wednesday 11/30 Afghanistan Samsorya talk by Mariiam Raqib, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242.

Health & Support Wednesday 12/7 Suddenly You’re a Caregiver: care

planning for daily living, 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242 ext. 510.

Saturday 12/10 Daoist Qigong Program, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., also on Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Shambhala Arts Center, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, pre-registration required, $125, FMI 998-4809.

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Student from page 1 names, it pushes all the buttons,” said Falmouth Police Lt. John Kilbride, who investigated the incident. Kilbride said the parents were concerned their son had created a “hit list.” The school called the police, who launched a threat assessment and investigation. “I met with the parents and the young man,” Kilbride said. “He said he’d been told, when he feels anger, to write down a list of names (of people) he’s angry with.” Kilbride said there was no indication the boy had plans to hurt anyone, or that he had the means to act on his anger in a violent way. But, for Police Department and the School Department, this was an exercise in threat assessment at a time when school violence has become frighteningly common place. “We did everything we could. We did a threat assessment, but this never went beyond his writing names down,” Kilbride

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The Board of Selectmen accepted Dyer’s resignation on Oct. 26. In a brief note to the board, Dyer – who had served on the board since Chebeague Island became a town in 2007, and was chairman during part of that time – said he had “enjoyed serving the people of Chebeague Island with you.” He did not disclose a reason for his resignation and has not responded to requests for further comment. But an anonymous letter to The Forecaster, postmarked Nov. 14, said a selectman “thinking no one was in the Town Garage during regular hours” pryed the back door open with a crow bar and was discovered by an employee working there. The letter said the employee reported the incident “to the Town Administrator who not only did not file a police report but also, either directly or thru (sic) involvement of the other (selectmen) did nothing more than allow that selectman to resign and now are

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said. “There was no history of violence or other significantly disruptive behavior, and after a close look at the situation and in conjunction with Falmouth PD it was established there was no threat,” Palmer said. The school, police and parents cooperated to react to the incident quickly, Kilbride said. The school sent letters to the parents of all the students on the list, to explain what had happened and who had created the list. The incident attracted even more attention after John Wilson, whose daughter attends the school, attempted to ask School Board members about it at a Nov. 15 meeting. He was told board policy prohibits discussion of specific students during public comment, and his speaking time was terminated before he could ask all his questions. School Board Chairwoman Analiese Larson said the policy is clear, and that Wilson’s concern was an administrative issue, not an issue for the board. During the meeting, Superintendent Barbara Powers encouraged Wilson to contact her if he is not satisfied with the school

also ... allowing him ... to serve on town committees.” When a reporter read him the letter on Nov. 17, Town Administrator Eric Dyer – no relation to Mark Dyer – said that was “generally about what happened.” When asked if the selectman the letter described was Mark Dyer, Eric Dyer replied that it was, adding that “I don’t want to say any more than that at this point.” Eric Dyer said there was no damage to the door that Dyer allegedly pried open, and that Dyer remains an alternate on the Road Plan Committee. Board of Selectman Chairman David Hill declined on Nov. 17 to discuss the matter. But he did say that “Mark Dyer has been involved with the town (since) long before it became a town. He was instrumental in us becoming a town, he was on the secession committee that went to the Legislature, he was on the transition team ... that brought us through becoming a town on the first of July of 2007, and he’s served on the Board of Selectmen ever since, and I believe our community owes him a great debt of grati-

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principal’s response to the incident. “All of these things around students are handled in a sensitive way,” Larson said. “There are walls protecting students.” She said that she had not heard about the incident before Wilson brought it up at the meeting. “I had three parents call me, but as soon as they found out (the boy’s) parents were cooperating and involved, they weren’t as worried,” Kilbride said last week. He said Monday that over the weekend, a few more parents were in touch, curious about the situation. “We’re charged with fully investigating any potential situation that could represent a disruption in the school. We always involve law enforcement when that disruption could in any way contain a possible threat of force, involves prohibitive substances, or otherwise might cross the line into the juvenile criminal code,” Palmer said. The School Department has a policy on

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tude for all he’s done for us.” He added that “there are no charges pending ... there are no complaints out there I know of from anybody who’s willing to identify themselves, and that makes it a non-issue in my book.” Hill moved at the Nov. 19 special Town Meeting that the assembly there extend a vote of appreciation to Dyer for his service. Voters approved that motion, followed by applause. “It’s just simple as (that) he needed a break,” Selectman Herb Maine said of Dyer. “He needed some time off, and that happens to people.” Asked about the information in the anonymous letter, Selectman John Martin noted that Dyer had submitted his letter of resignation, and that the board had accepted it, adding that “that’s all I’ve got for you.” Selectman Chris Rich said he did not have anything to add. He did say Dyer “was deeply committed to (the town), that’s for

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NORTH DEERING- Immaculate 2 bedroom Cape on a quiet dead end street. Newly painted throughout, updated kitchen with new bamboo floor, stove, refrigerator and microwave, updated tiled bath with radiant heat, open concept on first floor, two bedrooms and walk-in closet on second floor. Full basement with washer and dryer, workshop area. One car garage with storage building attached. Three season enclosed porch overlooks a gorgeous and private yard with new patio, flower beds, mature trees and lots of lilacs. $1500 plus utilities per month. Available January 1st. Call 831-4135 for viewing.

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a Maine Cottage flagship store at 8 Evergreen Road, Severna Park, Md. Company President Larry Strassner said starting on Monday, Nov. 28, they will begin the photo shoot for the relaunch of the 2012 Maine Cottage catalog in Severna Park, Md. “It’s like a movie set,” Strassner said. “It is very exciting.” Like Maine Cottage, Russell & Mackenna is a family owned company. It began in a one-car garage near Annapolis in 2003. Strassner’s daughter Lauren is the founder and creative director of the business. “Russell & Mackenna is in business because of Maine Cottage,” Strassner said. “Lauren was pregnant and wanted a piece of Maine Cottage furniture, but couldn’t afford it. Her husband said he’d build one for her.” Soon, Strassner said they were designing and building furniture for friends and making money. He said when he heard Maine Cottage was in trouble, he was interested in buying the company’s mailing list. But as things progressed, he said they were able to buy portions of the company and continue the

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well-known brand in name and spirit, if not location. Those portions included intellectual property – the name, copyrights, website, phone numbers, fabrics, wicker, wood furniture, and upholstery. Strassner said the Russell & Mackenna brand is in “a safe deposit box,” the name of the operation has been changed to Maine Cottage, and the product lines have been merged. Since the acquisition, Strassner said there have been about 75 phone calls from customers asking about the closure of the stores in Maine, Florida and South Carolina. These customers were looking for their furniture and for answers. “There are a lot of Maine Cottage customers who were financially injured when they went out of business,” he said. “We received a lot of calls from a lot of angry people.” Customers who paid by credit card could receive refunds through their credit card companies, but those who had paid with a check lost their furniture, he said. Strassner said he talked to many of the customers, working with each one individually to offer them discounts, new furniture,

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‘Nutcracker’ from page 4 “You can see talent in little, bitty kids,” said Artistic Director Linda MacArthur Miele, who will direct her 35th performance of the show this year. “But talent is only part of it,” she said. “You have to have dedication, and a family that will back you up.” Performances of “The Nutcracker” begin at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., continuing through Dec. 4. A complete list of performance dates, tickets and discount options is available at mainestateballet.org.

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antenna if there is one, and move the wireless device away from any walls that might absorb the signal. Some devices utilize the same channels as the smart meters, and adjustment of those channels can fix the problem. “We’re concerned here that there’s 200 or so customers that called CMP, and we’re concerned there are other customers out there who might not realize the interference they’re experiencing is from the smart meters,” Bryant said. Customers with further questions can call CMP at 1-877-887-0356, Monday Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., or go to www. vsimeterservices.com and click on the postcard icon. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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Yarmouth council from page 3 project. Bates called it a “tremendous opportunity for the town of Yarmouth and its citizens.” In a related 5-2 vote, the council amended the zoning ordinance to change the title and scope of municipal uses and buildings to “civil” uses and buildings. Bickford and Winslow opposed to the amendment. Tupper said the change expands the definition of municipal uses and build-

ings to include community groups, the library, Historical Society and other civic organizations that have a relationship with the town and provide public services. “I think the idea is that public services can be supported and encouraged by the town but don’t necessarily have to be government centered or primarily funded,” Tupper said. “If we are going to try to meet the needs of the community without doing it all through local government and taxes, then we need ability to partner up.”

Fireworks ordinance The council voted unanimously for a fireworks ordinance that bans the sale and use of consumer fireworks. A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 allows for the sale and use of consumer fireworks, but allows municipalities to enact local restrictions. Fire Chief Byron Fairbanks said he supports the ban of the sale and use of fireworks and is most concerned with safety. “My concern is that (fireworks) will get in the hands of the wrong people, and

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