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Portland brewery hopping up to Freeport By Will Graff FREEPORT — A Portland microbrewer hopes to move into an expanded brewery next spring on Route 1 in Freeport. Maine Beer Co., started in 2009 by brothers David and Daniel Kleban, will almost double its production at the new brewery on the site of the old Dutch Village Motel, near Exit 20 of Interstate 295. In addition to increasing production, the brothers plan to add a tasting room that will seat about 25 people, David Kleban said. “Right now, (a tasting room) doesn’t really work,” he said Tuesday, at their Portland brewery off Forest Avenue, pointing out that the current tasting room is the size of a small office and abuts the noisy brewery. “(The new room) is just there for people that want to learn more about our beer, or who already know about it, to come check out our digs. We’ll probably have a few beers that aren’t for sale elsewhere. For our loyal followers, we’ll have something a little different.” The existing brewery produces 3,000 barrels of beer a year, or about 58,000 12-bottle cases. With the


Kevin Glessing, above left, and Jared Carr work the bottling line at Maine Beer Co.’s brewery off of Forest Avenue in Portland on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The brewery is expanding to Route 1 in Freeport, a move that will allow production to almost double and include a larger tasting room. The foundation and walls are up, left, at the new brewery.

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Falmouth restricts size of Route 1 businesses By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a footprint limit for businesses in the Route 1 commercial district. The vote put an end to four months of negotiations and council debate over limits on the size of businesses along Route 1. Councilor Bonny Rodden said establishing a maximum footprint is the first step in planning the future of Falmouth and Route 1. “With a vote tonight the council will take a major step in defining the character of our town,” she said Monday night. “(With the vote) we are saying Falmouth is a community that thrives on small business and a walkable environment for residents. With this vote we are giving parameters to the business community.” Against the wishes of many business owners and advocates, who said setting a limit puts unnecessary constraints on businesses, councilors set groundfloor tenant footprint limits of 50,000 square feet for new construction and 60,000 square feet for existing nonconforming See page 26

Memorial service Saturday for Falmouth teacher Grover By Amber Cronin and Will Graff FALMOUTH — School administrators are letting students take the lead in dealing with the death of a beloved second-grade teacher and planning for his memorial service. The service for Kevin Grover, 40, of Falmouth, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Index Arts Calendar ................23 Classifieds .....................29 Community Calendar.....25 Meetings ........................25

Falmouth High School gym. Grover, a second-grade teacher at Falmouth Elementary School and former Maine Teacher of the Year, died Thanksgiving morning near Rangeley after returning from a run. Karen Boffa, co-principal of Falmouth Elementary, said that student reaction to Grover’s death has been mixed, but the staff has

done a great job anticipating their needs and helping them maintain some semblance of a routine. “The kids know that however they feel or whatever they need, they can do that in their class,” she said. “What we find is kids really want routine. Routines are what help us through these tough

Second-grade teacher Kevin M. Grover gets a hug at D.W. Lunt School in Falmouth in September 2009, after walking into an assembly where he learned he was named 2010 Maine Teacher of the Year. Grover died Thursday, Nov. 22, near Rangeley.

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INSIDE Obituaries ......................14 Opinion ............................9 Out & About ...................24 People & Business ........22

Police Beat ....................12 Real Estate ....................35 Sports ............................15

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Cumberland family continues 200-year-old orchard tradition Page 5

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Freeport council balks at $270K DEP permit

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for the Dec. 4 special council election and acting on tax two items, councilors zeroed in on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s permit requirement for the sports fields on Hunter and Pownal roads, west of Interstate 295. Town Engineer Albert Presgraves and environmental consultant Al Palmer, of Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, reviewed where the town stands in the permitting process and noted that the cost of the permit has increased to an estimated $270,000, dramatically higher than earlier estimates of $40,000.

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Admission is free, and the food is promised to be plentiful. “It never fails that we have a bountiful feast,” Murphy said. “Nobody has to pay anything, and everyone has a wonderful treat for the evening and a little bit of Norman Rockwell, I guess you could say.” Call Town Hall at 829-3705 for more information. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@ Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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“The thought is to keep this unique branding going, and the history of the property, but like every family business, it’s a struggle,” Sweetser said, pointing out that the orchard has been more a hobby for him and his 86-year-old father – both have had careers elsewhere. “It’s a great retirement job,” the 58-year-old said, noting that the family is experiencing a “generational squeeze,

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By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then two centuries’ worth would have to make you the picture of health. Sweetser’s Apple Barrel & Orchards goes back that far, spanning several generations of a family that has combined hard work with a hobby that’s never lost its luster. It was in 1812 – the year the United States went to war a second time with Great Britain, and “Father of the Constitution” James Madison was elected to a second term as president – that a family homestead was built on Blanchard Road for Hannah Pittee. The orchard’s story begins there, although it wasn’t until the late 1830s that the first trees were planted on the 14-acre property, according to Greg Sweetser. It was Sweetser’s great-great-grandfather, Samuel Robinson Sweetser, who married Pittee’s daughter, Mary Jane, and started the orchard. “Like every homestead that was built (at the time), everybody had a farm,” Greg Sweetser said last week. “So they had animals and agriculture. But Sam really was the one that got the orchards going. ... Apples became really the mainstay of the property; they’re the one consistent product that’s been produced here.” Samuel Sweetser’s son, Frederick, tried his hand at a meat business along with the orchard, a venture that had some success in the early 20th century. But when federal food and drug laws called for refrigeration of the product during transportation, and the business’s transportation was limited to horses and wagons or sleds to reach Portland stores, that part of the operation folded. The 1812 house still stands, with an ell built in 1850, and it has housed subsequent generations of Sweetsers, including Greg and his wife, Deborah, and their sons Samuel and Eben, who attend college in Utah. Greg runs the orchard with his parents, Dick and Connie Sweetser, who live in another house on the property. Also on the property – which has about 1,100 apple-bearing trees – is a roadside stand, where the business sells its products from August through November. Seventy of the orchard’s trees are more than 150 years old, and while they aren’t as efficient at bearing fruit as younger ones, they remain beautiful and classic, Sweetser said. Some of the apple varieties that Samuel Sweetser planted are no longer available, including Jewett’s Fine Red, Benoni and

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Freeport aids Freeport: Students coordinate post-Sandy relief

By Will Graff FREEPORT — A local high school student is leading a drive to deliver new school supplies to students in Freeport, N.Y., where a school was closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy last month. Senior Abigial Smith is organizing the effort, called Freeport to Freeport, with the Interact Club at Freeport High School. The donations will be sent to Giblyn Elementary School on Long Island, N.Y., which was flooded with more than six inches of water, ruining school supplies, infrastructure and dozens of musical instruments, said Freeport Schools Superintendent Kishore Kuncham. The more than 550 students at the school are now attending classes at four neighboring schools. Their school is expected to reopen Dec. 10, Kunchman said, noting that although the elementary school was not damaged as severely as some of the other Long Island schools, he estimates the cost of the damage to be more than $1.5 million. Smith said she began organizing with one of the Interact Club advisers, Dede Bennell, after seeing the damage caused by the hurricane on TV. “I was watching the news and saw the damage caused by this disaster and how some people had lost everything,” she

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said. “How are they going to go back to school without supplies? On Tuesday, Smith made a presentation to students at Freeport Middle School, and left a donation box at the school. Two eighth-grade students, Devon Wilbanks and Tyler Lowe, also set up a penny drive at the middle school to help raise money continued page 27 Abigial Smith, a senior at Freeport High School, gives a presentation to Freeport Middle School students during their lunch break about a relief effort for families affected by Hurricane Sandy in Freeport, N.Y., called Freeport to Freeport. To her right are eighthgrade students Devon Wilbanks and Tyler Lowe with Kara Boone of Jobs for Maine Graduates, who organized a coin drive to coordinate with Freeport to Freeport.

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CUMBERLAND — The Fire Department's ninth annual Firefighters for Kids toy drive runs through Dec. 23. New or gently used toys can be brought to the department's 366 Tuttle Road headquarters. Donations will be delivered to families in need throughout the holiday season. E-mail for more information on gift donations, or if your family – or one you know – is in need. The department's fifth annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa, to be held Sunday, Dec. 2, is another Firefighters for Kids fundraiser. The Greely Middle School event runs from 7-10 a.m., and admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. In another fundraiser, for a $30 donation, Cumberland and North Yarmouth firefighters will drop off your presents to children in the two towns via fire truck. Sign up by Dec. 5; deliveries will be made throughout December.

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FALMOUTH — The School Board’s drug and alcohol task force is set to hold the first of several focus groups on potential changes to the high school drug and alcohol policy. The focus groups are aimed at getting direct input from parents and community members about what approach the policy changes should take. The first focus group, for parents of current Falmouth students, is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Falmouth High School library. The second focus group, for all community members, will take place three days later on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. in the library.

Yarmouth teachers get national certification

YARMOUTH — Two high school art teachers have earned a national teaching certification. Holly Houston and Melissa Noack are the first teachers at Yarmouth High School to receive the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. The certification requires teachers to submit a portfolio and three-hour assessment from the board. During the assessment, teachers must "demonstrate knowledge from their content area, a commitment to student learning, developed pedagogical skills and dedication to their profession," according to a press release from the School Department. They join about 100,000 other teachers who have been certified since 1987.

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Graham thanks District 109 voters Thank you to the people of Gray, North Yarmouth and Pownal for hiring me for two more years to represent House District 109 in Augusta. I thank Susan Austin for her gracious congratulations. Sue has served the people of Gray for eight years at the Statehouse and countless years as a member of the community. She deserves thanks and praise for her hard work and devotion. Thank you to my wonderful friends who drove me to doors, made phone calls on my behalf and wrote positive supportive letters to the editor. Your kindness carried me through the many days of campaigning and I could not have won without you. I return to Augusta with a renewed commitment to work for the people of our community. I am a public servant and I will do my best to serve you well. Thank you for your votes. Now it is time to get to work. Rep. Anne P. Graham North Yarmouth

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Rail advocate clarifies long-term goal I’ve just seen Edgar Allen Beem’s piece “Riding the rails” and I believe he misunderstood my emphasis on one point. He writes, referring to me, that “... His own new vision is for a second passenger line out of Maine through Worcester and Providence to New York City, etc.” A through train between Portland and New York over the original State of Maine Express has been part of TrainRiders/Northeast’s original goals and objectives created by its board of directors in 1989. It is not a new idea and certainly not my “... own new vision ... .” I do remember saying to Mr. Beem that “personally I’d like to see that goal completed before I move on ...,” but to refer to it as a new idea and my own personal idea is simply not correct. Wayne E. Davis, chairman TrainRiders/Northeast Portland

American Legion thanks Yarmouth donors

Post No. 91 of the American Legion in Yarmouth would like to thank all those that made our 2012 Veterans Turkey Drive on Nov. 20 a big success. We started with a tremendous gift from Hannaford Bros. in Yarmouth, and would like to thank store manager Mike Dawes. We received a major contribution from the Royal River Post of the VFW, and numerous members of our post, plus area residents and local church members were very generous. Our previous record three years ago was 70 turkeys and $700 cash and gift cards, and while the 29 turkeys we collected didn't break the record, the $965 in cash and gift cards shattered the old mark. We made deliveries of turkeys and cash to local food banks in Yarmouth and the new food bank in Cumberland/North Yarmouth, and a large donation to Wayside Rescue Mission in Portland. The best feeling is helping to provide Thanksgiving dinners to many families in need, and second is the joy in giving shown by area residents and veterans. As one of our members said with a smile as he unloaded three 15-pound turkeys from his car, "I've been blessed so I want to help three other families." We hope to be back in action for Thanksgiving 2013 and strive to collect more turkeys and donations for area food banks. Bert Kendall, commander Post No. 91 Yarmouth

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Dysfunction is all in the (American) family Mercifully, election season has come to an end. Families from coast to coast bowed their heads in gratitude as they gathered at their Thanksgiving tables last week. Successful candidates will now transition from the gaudy brutality of the campaign trail to the formidable, if less colorful, task of governing. The presiGlobal dent and Congress can now confront in earnest a sluggish economy, mounting debt, the socalled fiscal cliff, two wars (more or less), an ever-volatile Middle East, immigration and climate change. Of course, the media pundits have already transitioned, moving seamlessly from preand post-election polls Perry B. Newman to the partisan debt negotiations, to diplomatic crises, and, inevitably, to the alternate universe inhabited by the political and military elite and their slightly unhinged admirers. It would all be rather disheartening if we didn’t have several centuries of experience dealing with the political lurches and oscillations of this country. Winston Churchill famously observed that Americans can always be counted upon to do the right thing, after having exhausted every other possibility; in other words, it won’t be pretty, but America and Americans will always get to where we need to be in the end. The knowledge, or at least the confidence, that we will, after all, be fine brings to mind one of those memes that makes its way around the Internet from time to time in which the writer says, “When I die, no gentle passing for me. I want to arrive at Heaven’s Gate in a cloud of dust amid squealing brakes, battered and bruised, winded and spent, with a bonehead smile on my face, saying, ‘Man, what a ride!’” In fact, that’s a bit what it’s like to be an American these days. The tortuous path to passage of the Affordable Care Act was characterized by fractious argument and demagoguery all the way to the Supreme Court, and thereafter by months of public handwringing. In the end, most of the law was upheld, and most states and employers have simply set about the business of complying. In September, the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was overrun and four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, died. Initial reports attributed the deaths to a spontaneous uprising of angry Libyans reacting to an incendiary, if childish, anti-Islamic video. Some smell a cover-up, however, and are questioning




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the competence, veracity and integrity of everyone from the president to UN Ambassador Susan Rice to former CIA Director David Petraeus. Experience tells us, however, that after a few weeks of very public accusation and castigation, this tragic incident will take its place alongside many others in which dedicated public servants have perished, owing to failure to act, failure to fund, failure to protect, failure to heed, and so on. The truth will out, blame will be apportioned and we will move on. In fact, America’s political excesses seem only to become crises when they are fomented into a sine wave of peaks and valleys as part of the media’s relentless quest for headlines and ratings. When there is no actual crisis, one must be created. When there is nothing new to report, what has been reported must be repeated, at higher volume. The overarching goal may be to inform, but delivering popular outrage and higher ratings is essential. No surprise, then, that another meme making the rounds is that our politics, if not our system of government, is broken. As proof of our national dysfunction we are reminded that the cost of presidential and congressional campaigns this year will approach $6 billion. Cue the hysteria. Six billion dollars is real money, but, just for comparison sake, we should note that in 2011 Americans also spent $10 billion on romance novels, $7 billion on Halloween, and $2.2 billion on tattoos. Obviously we should be concerned about the influence of money in politics, but perhaps this election showed that somehow or other, our cumbersome, nasty, ugly and fractious sausage factory of a system worked. Many, if not most, who spent a fortune to sway the results failed to achieve their objectives. In the end, Americans voted, elected their candidates, and accepted the outcomes. Thus we move on. So let’s take a deep breath. Whatever the challenge, whatever the crisis, we know that getting through it won’t be pretty, yet we will find a way to get it done. This country is like one of those crazy families that screams at one another around the holiday table, but somehow still considers itself a family. As Warren Buffett said, however, it has never paid to bet against America. Our current crisis notwithstanding, I wouldn’t start now. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council. His website is Comment on this story at:

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If you’re just tuning in, Portland Arts and Technical High School is an under-appreciated local institution dedicated to finding and creating appropriate holes for some of the less round pegs, including my daughter, in area high schools. I ’ve w r i t t e n a b o u t The View PATHS recently and feel a bit sheepish about revisiting it so soon, but my experience at the recent Thanksgiving brunch (called a “harvest meal,” for legal reasons, no doubt) put on by the food program there resonated too strongly. I hope I’m not singling out one school and one program in that school simply because Elizabeth is a student. In my defense, PATHS impressed Mike Langworthy me quite by accident before she even started there. I stopped off at a nearby Starbucks on my way to the chiropractor – yeah, I’m pretty much a jet-setter – and noticed a striking collage of commercial art. I thought it was a corporate commission, and literally did not believe the person who told me it was a collection of student work from PATHS. (Incidentally, baristas are less enthusiastic about being called liars than you would think. In case you are ever tempted to do that.) The brunch is food for us and a series of assignments to the kids. They are getting restaurant training, including working with the public. The first person we met was Elizabeth’s classmate, Michael. I usually only see Michael when I drop Elizabeth off at Scarborough High School, pacing the sidewalk, seemingly in his own world until she gets out of the car. He checks the traffic and waves her across the street, half traffic cop, half protective big brother, then goes back to his solitary pacing. At the harvest meal, he was a shy but gracious host, saying, “Hello, Mrs. Langworthy, and you must be Elizabeth’s father.” Well rehearsed, well delivered. A moment later Elizabeth started to run toward us, caught herself, slowed down and also greeted us like a good restaurant host. I was impressed and touched. Impressed and touched became the emotions of the morning. After Elizabeth stopped me from going in the wrong door – because suddenly “rules” matter – she ushered us to the cafeteria entrance, still gracious, still accompanied by Michael, our other personal greeter. I was just beginning to wonder what kind of Prussian regime must have been required to instill so much responsibility so quickly when the cafeteria door opened and Mr. Divinsky, the head of the program, stepped into the hall. “Welcome to our Harvest Meal!” He beamed. I laughed. Mr. D., as apparently every-

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From Away from previous page body in the world but me calls him, wore a chef’s hat shaped like a cooked turkey. The drumsticks were on top like horns. A bold statement, meeting your students’ parents with your head up a turkey’s butt. (I don’t know: maybe he has political aspirations. Start with a turkey’s butt and work your way up the food chain until you’re ready to run for Congress.) In any case, the visual killed my theory of a rigid authoritarian classroom. I got my plate from a girl who was given that job to encourage her to be more outgoing (it was Elizabeth’s job, too). Down syndrome, autism, physical and developmental disabilities were all represented on the line. A different student served each dish. Behind the servers were the teachers – encouraging, reinforcing, praising and somehow finding time to exchange pleasantries with parents. They were a well-oiled food-service machine. I think the only time the line slowed down was when I stopped to deal with my sensory overload. Fortunately, Elizabeth and Carol kept me moving; these same kids had to serve the rest of the school. When you know how much energy it takes for one special needs child to meet his or her challenges, it can be overwhelming to see a group of kids with a broad range of developmental issues work together to accomplish a common goal. It is more poignant when that goal is to serve the people who spend so much time serving them. Seeing their concentration, and their pride when it comes together, can be almost too much to bear. Or maybe it was just me. All I know is waves of emotion broke over me as I went down the service line. The food was a pleasant surprise, by the way. It didn’t top the food I remember from Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house, but it was good, and it was a lot better for me. I grew up in the Midwest, where butter is a spice. Also, I did not have to eat with my extended family, whose guiding principle seemed to be that arguments come and go, but resentment is forever. So we always ate our turkey with a side of thinly veiled hostility and a big bowl of tension for dessert. The dynamic at PATHS was different. For one thing, everybody seemed to want to be there. Also, the kids generally seemed to feel pretty good about themselves. My mind has gone back to that “harvest meal” several times in the last week or so, and it always makes me smile. So to everybody associated with the event, and especially to the kids, I offer my sincerest “harvest.” Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, now lives in Scarborough and is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at and follow him on Twitter: @mikelangworthy. Comment on this story at:

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Democracy for sale In the two years since the conservative ideologues on the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Citizens United that corporations should be free to spend as much money as they want on U.S. elections, we have seen the predicted flood of ill-gotten gain pour into our democracy like Sandy into Jersey. Just imagine what we could have done with the estimated $6 billion to $8 billion wasted on political pornography in 2012. The Universal The good news is that the filthy lucre of the U.S. Chamber and Super PACs generally did not sway the outcome of elections. Close to $11 million was spent on Maine’s U.S. Senate race, for instance, and the numbers at the polls were the same as they were when the candidates announced – Angus King by a landslide, Charlie Summers with Edgar Allen Beem the hardcore GOP 30 percent and Cynthia Dill in the teens. We were all, however, forced to endure crass lies, distortions and hyperbole for several months while corporate fat cats tried to buy our votes. Justice Samuel Alito recently defended the highly controversial Idiots United decision on the grounds that, unless all corporations were free to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections, only media corporations would have free speech. Leave it to a conservative to argue that allowing big corporations to buy American elections is the American way. For most of my life, from 1949 to 1987, the U.S. had the Fairness Doctrine in place, requiring that holders of broadcast licenses present all sides of issues in a fair, honest and balanced way. There is still an Equal Time provision for political candidates. We used to know how to regulate the political marketplace. Now the quintet of court clowns who decided Citizens United, overturning more than a century of precedents, insist that money is free speech. Money is not speech and it certainly isn’t free speech. They also held that corporations are people. Only corporate stooges believe that. Never in a million years would the Founding Fathers, who conservatives are so fond of embracing (and misunderstanding), have contemplated granting the same rights to a legal entity that apply to


human beings. The Roberts Court is so wrong in so many ways, not the least of which being the American people’s complete loss of faith in the Supreme Court, that there are now several movements afoot to seek a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United. Personally, I could support Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Saving American Democracy Amendment, which would amend the U.S. Constitution to make it clear that “1) Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people, 2) Corporations are subject to regulation by the people, 3) Corporations may not make campaign contributions or any election expenditures, and 4) Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.” This makes so much common sense that there is no way it is ever going to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. The more likely scenario is that Obamaappointed justices will eventually reverse Citizens United. Neither corporations nor unions should be allowed to contribute to candidates or elections. In the meantime, we have to put up with shadowy cabals pumping obscene amounts of money into state and national elections and delusional conservatives suppressing the vote and seeing phantom Black voters appear out of nowhere. It seems they just can’t believe that they couldn’t buy this election. Sorry, Mitt, but the truth is free and far more powerful than an expensive lie. If we are not going to enact meaningful campaign finance reform however, maybe it is time to put democracy up for sale. Republicans want to privatize everything anyway, so why not elections? Instead of corporate profits (made by exploiting workers, consumers and the environment) enriching television, radio and newspaper corporations with millions and billions in political advertising, maybe we should skip the middle men and let the money go straight to voters. My Selling American Democracy Amendment would state that 1) registered voters are free to sell their votes to the highest bidder and 2) whoever buys the most votes wins. At least that way there would be no pretense of democratic purity, and the American people would get the benefit of the corrupt dollars, not the very media outlets that should be exposing the financial rot at the heart of the American political system. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Falmouth arrests 11/15 at 6:20 p.m. Natasha Boudreau, 23, of Main Street, Westbrook, was arrested on Marshall Drive by Officer Dennis Ryder on charges of violating conditions of release and refusing to submit to arrest. 11/15 at 7:30 p.m. Rita DeVito, 54, of Allen Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Kurt Fegan on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/19 at 8:11 p.m. Paul Tukey Jr., 19, of Pleasant Valley Road, Cumberland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Kurt Fegan on a charge of operating under the influence.

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FrEEport arrests 11/24 at 9:18 a.m. Jasper T. Barber, 26, of Maiden Lane, was arrested on Maiden Lane by Officer Brandon Paxton on charges of operating a vehicle after habitual offenses, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection certificate and a probation hold.


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11/5 at 3:30 a.m. Christina Tapley, 46, of Ennis Street, was issued a summons on Falmouth Road by Officer Dennis Ryder on a charge of operating after suspension. 11/10 at 4:11 p.m. Michele Sissman, 28, of Veranda Street was issued a summons on Allen Avenue, by Officer Alan Twombley on a charge of operating without a license. 11/14 at 1:05 p.m. Julie Hubner, 24, of Forest Avenue, Portland, was issued a summons on Allen Avenue, by Officer Alan Twombley on a charge of operating after suspension.

Summonses 11/21 at 7:12 a.m. Brian J. Dineen, II, 38, of Highland Avenue, Gardiner, was issued a summons at Desert and Merrill roads by Officer Jerod Verrill on a charge of driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit.

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North YarMouth arrests 11/21 at 6:42 p.m. Meaghan Catherine Smith, 20, of Gray Road, was arrested on Gray Road by Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy John Grabler on charges of theft by unauthorized use of property, operating a vehicle after suspension and a hold from another agency.

Summonses 11/19 at 12:19 a.m. Jennifer Morton, 36, of Marston Street, Norway, was issued a summons on Corey Road by Officer Antonio Ridge on a charge of assault. 11/20 at 8 a.m. Tyler Peavey, 25, of Post Road, Bowdoinham, was issued a summons on I-295 by Officer Ryan Martin on charges of driving to endanger, altering vehicle after inspection.

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An avid runner, Grover had many interests including hiking, fishing, canoeing and camping especially at Stephen Phillips Preserve on Mooselookmaguntic Lake. His greatest joy, however, involved any activity he shared with his wife, Becky, and his daughter, Lillian, 11, and son, Elias, 8. In addition to his wife, children, and parents, he leaves his siblings Jeffrey Grover and his wife, Julia, of Millis, Mass., Christopher Grover and his wife, Mindy, of Cumberland, and Laura Grover, of Bloomington, Ind. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Falmouth High School gymnasium, 58 Woodville Road, Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grover Family Fund at any TD Bank. To honor his work at the Falmouth Food Pantry, his family requests that non-perishable foods be donated at the Celebration. Cremation arrangements were cared for by the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington.

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Following their best season to date, several Greely football players were named to the Campbell Conference Class B all-star team. That group includes (from left) Nick Maynard, Alex Moore, Class B Player of the Year Svenn Jacobson, James Ferrar and Drew Hodge, who were pictured with their coach and Class B Coach of the Year, David Higgins.

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Freeport’s Nina Davenport qualified for the WMC girls’ cross country first team. Yarmouth’s Max Watson and Falmouth’s J.P. White were both named to the WMC boys’ soccer All-Conference team this fall.

Local standouts earn all-star praise

By Michael Hoffer Forecaster Country was once again home to an abundance of all-star performances this fall. Here’s how it broke down:

Football All four local football teams had players named to the Campbell Conference all-star team. In Class B, Falmouth senior lineman/linebacker Jon Walker and Greely seniors Drew Hodge (quarterback/defensive back), Svenn Jacobson (running back/ linebacker), Nick Maynard (wide receiver/defensive back) and Alex Moore (running back/ linebacker), along with junior James Ferrar (fullback/defensive line), were honored. Jacobson was chosen as the conference’s Class B Player of the Year. Greely’s David Higgins was selected the conference’s Class B Coach of the Year. In Class C, Freeport seniors Dan Burke (linebacker) and James Purdy (quarterback) and Yarmouth juniors Rhys Eddy (receiver), Thomas Lord (fullback) and Brady Neujahr (quarterback) were named all-stars. Freeport’s Adam Brobst and Cam Buthlay were honorable mentions.

Boys’ soccer Falmouth’s boys’ soccer team won another Class B championship this fall and the Yachtsmen, along with the other teams in our coverage area, produced all-stars. The Western Maine Conference Class A/B boys’ soccer first team included Falmouth seniors Grant Burfeind, Cooper Lycan and J.P. White, Greely senior Elijah Leverett, juniors Matt Crowley and Sam Porter

and freshman Jacob Nason and Yarmouth junior David Murphy. The second team featured Falmouth senior Luke Andrews and junior Will D’Agostino, Freeport senior Parker Matheson and junior Nick Nelsonwood, Greely junior Ted Hart and Yarmouth juniors Chandler Smith and Max Watson. In Class C, North Yarmouth Academy juniors Jackson Cohan-Smith and Austin Kidder and sophomore D.J. Nicholas were honored. The WMC All-Academic team included Falmouth’s Andrews, Burfeind, Lycan, Connor Murphy, Jackson Pike and Thomas Wilberg, Freeport’s Connor Dietrich and Yarmouth’s

Michael Smith. White had two goals and Burfeind one in the West’s 6-5 win over the East in the 18th annual Maine Soccer Coaches’ Senior Bowl. Greely’s Crowley and Porter were named to the Western A all-regional team. F a l m o u t h ’s A n d r ew s , Burfiend, D’Agostino, Lycan and White and Yarmouth’s Murphy and Smith were named to the Western B all-regional team. NYA’s Nicholas made the Western C all-regional team. Class Players of the Year, All-State, All-New England, All-Americans and Coaches of continued next page

North Yarmouth Academy’s Jen Brown was a first-team WMC field hockey all-star.

Freeport honors top fall athletes Freeport recently held its Fall Athletic Awards night and honored several athletes. Football named James Purdy as its Best Offensive Player, while Dan Burke was selected the Best Defensive Player. The Boosters’ Pride and Character Awad went to Paul Nixon. The junior varsity team’s Athletic Excellence Awards went to Brady LaFrance and David Schedler. Branden Cass won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. Boys’ soccer’s Coach’s Awards went to Landon Easler and Parker Matheson. Connor Dietrich won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. The JV team gave its Athletic Excellence Awards to Blake Enrico and Eric Wentworth, while Matthew Stark won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. The girls’ varsity soccer team gave Coach’s Awards to Jocelyn Davee and

Aubrey Pennell. Macy Stowell won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. The JV squad gave Athletic Excellence Awards to Lee Brown and Elizabeth Martin. Kaitlyn Johnson won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. The girls’ soccer first team named Courtney Broderick and Lily Johnston winners of Athletic Excellence Awards and Brooklyn Washburn the recipient of the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. Field hockey’s Most Valuable Player was Sydney Ambrose. Dani Foster was named Most Improved Player. Lorin Martens won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. The JV team gave its Athletic Excellence Award to Hayley Sanborn. Taylor Schenker won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. Boys’ cross country gave its Golden Arrow Award to Eric Brobst. Abrin

Berkemeyer won the Winged Shoe Award. Mark Donahue won the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. On the girls’ side, the Golden Arrow Award went to Kayla Belanger. Bethany Knighton won the Winged Shoe Award. Lia Wellen was given the Boosters’ Pride and Character Award. Golf’s Coach’s Award went to Nick Tardif. Jonathan Mervine was named the Most Improved Player. The Boosters’ Pride and Character Award was given to Spencer Drake. Varsity cheering’s MVP was Emilee Billings. Grace Bertrand was named Most Improved. The Boosters’ Pride and Character Award went to Alisha Nielson. Freeport Middle Schoolers were given Athletic Excellence and Boosters’ Pride and Character Awards. The winners were continued page 21

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All-stars from previouis page the Year will be named Sunday.

Girls’ soccer On the girls’ side, three-time Class B champion Falmouth led the way as Caitlin Bucksbaum, Cassie Darrow and Caroline Lucas were all named to the WMC Class A/B first team, along with Freeport’s Jocelyn Davee and Brooke Heathco, Greely’s Caton Beaulieu, Holly Rand and Mykaela Twitchell and Yarmouth’s Megan Decker and Ali Merrill. In Class C, NYA’s Emily Baker, Chloe Leishman and Alex Wahlstrom were honored. The All-Academic team featured Falmouth’s Bucksbaum, Darrow, Lucas,

Alex Bernier, Maddie Inlow and Sarah Weigel, Freeport’s Davee, Rachelle Pallin and Lindsay Wold, NYA’s Mallory Ianno, Emma Laprise, Emma-Kate Metsker and Gianna Nappi and Yarmouth’s Merrill, Olivia Conrad, McKenzie Gray, Julia Kameisha and Teag Vest. Falmouth’s Darrow had a goal and Falmouth’s Lucas and Greely’s Beaulieu saw time in goal during the West’s 3-2 loss to the East in the 18th annual Maine Soccer Coaches’ Senior Bowl. Greely’s Beaulieu (Western A), Falmouth’s Bucksbaum, Darrow and Lucas, Freeport’s Davee and Yarmouth’s Decker (Western B) were named regional all-stars. Class Players of the Year, All-State, All-New England, All-Americans and continued next page

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from previouis page Coaches of the Year will be named Sunday.

Field hockey The 2012 campaign was another strong one for local field hockey players. The WMC Division 1 first team included Falmouth’s Leika Scott and Sarah Sparks, Greely’s Rachel Hanson and Yarmouth’s Emma Peterson. Falmouth’s Hayley Winslow, Greely’s Chelsey Andrews and Yarmouth’s Kallie Hutchinson all made the second team. In Division II, Freeport’s Megan Peacock and NYA’s Jen Brown and Kayla Rose made the first team. Freeport’s Lorin Martens and Abigail Smith and NYA’s Elizabeth Coughlin and Marina Poole were second teamers. Falmouth’s Sparks and NYA’s Brown were named to the All-State team.

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The MAINEiax 2014 girls’ lacrosse team, featuring several players from Forecaster Country, went 4-0 at the IWLCA Presidents Cup, the largest recruiting tournament of the year, earlier this month in Naples, Fla. Front row (left to right): Sara Grenier (Kents Hill), Sabrina Smithwick (Falmouth), Haley Perkins (Gorham), Morgan Cushing (Gorham), CC Walsh (Freeport), Talley Perkins (Cape Elizabeth), Abby McInerney (Cape Elizabeth), Walker Foehl (Waynflete). Back row: Ashley Doyle (Kents Hills), Meghan Cushing (Gorham), Katie Tucker (Gorham), Kaitlin Prince (Scarborough), Ruby Cribby (York), Ainsley Jamieson (Scarborough), Hannah Newhall (Cape Elizabeth), Sara Piwowarski (Greely), Meghan Lewis (Marshwood), Melanie Malt (Berwick Academy).

Cross country After another successful autumn on the trails, Spencer Brown and Bryce Murdick of Division I champion Falmouth, Greely’s Nate Madeira, Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce and Yarmouth’s Braden Becker were all named to the WMC boys’ cross country first team. Falmouth’s Jay Lesser and Josh Simensky, Freeport’s Abrim Berkemeyer and Mark Donahue, Merriconeag’s Zach Neveu, NYA’s Matt Malcolm and Yarmouth’s Thomas Robichaud qualified for the second team. On the girls’ side, Falmouth’s Vishva Nalamalapu, Madeline Roberts and Geneva Waite, Freeport’s Nina Davenport, Eva Bates and Kirstin Sandreuter of Division 1 champion Greely, NYA’s Hannah Austin and Caitlin Teare of Division II champion Yarmouth all made the first team. Falmouth’s Alta Farrell and Abby Payson, Freeport’s Bethany Knighton and Hayley Steckler, Merriconeag’s Samantha Pierce and Yarmouth’s Ellie Teare all qualified for the second team. The WMC All-Academic team included Falmouth’s Eric Britton, Ian Clark, Christopher Coughlin, Azad Jalali, Shreyas Joshi, Charlotte Kirk, Isaac Merson and Denali Nalamalapu, Freeport’s Abrin Berkemeyer, Bennett Brainard, Brady Davis, Lia Wellin and Ciera Wentworth, Greely’s Monica Howland and Nate Madeira and Yarmouth’s Sarah Becker, Brittany Elvidge, Jackson Hall, Alex Lucas, Caroline MacLeod, Sydney Pellerin and Sydney Sperber. The Maine Track and Cross Country continued page 21

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Greely swim star commits to Arkansas Greely senior swimming standout Sarah Easterling (joined by her father, Jeff, left, and Greely coach Rob Hale) signs her National Letter of Intent to attend and swim at the University of Arkansas during a ceremony Monday afternoon. Easterling is a reigning Class B state champion (and record holder) in the breaststroke and individual medley and was Greely’s Winter Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011. “I always wanted to go (Division I),” said Easterling, who’s undecided on a major, but expresses interest in sports science. “It’s really an exciting day. I went on two other recruiting trips, but Arkansas was definitely my favorite. They’re really good. Last week, they were ranked third out of all D1 swim schools. I’m not going to be the best swimmer. I’ll be in the middle, which is what I wanted. I wanted to go somewhere where I’ll be pushed.” “(Sarah’s) the best swimmer I’ve had, male or female,” said Hale. “The team is very proud of her. You can tell by the record board that things happen when she gets in the water. You take diving out and she has all but one of the swimming records. Her versatility is what drew colleges. She can do all the strokes. She has a sweet demeanor, but in the pool, she’s a tiger.” Michael hoffer / for The forecasTer

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Coaches’ Association’s boys’ All-State team included Greely’s Madeira and Merriconeag’s Pierce on the first team and Yarmouth’s Becker as an honorable mention. The girls’ All-State first team included Greely’s Sandreuter. Greely’s Bates was an honorable mention.

Golf On the links, Falmouth’s Joe Lesniak made the Southern Maine Activities Association’s Northern Division first team. Falmouth’s Drew Proctor was named to the second team. In the SMAA Central Division, Greely’s Kyle Bickford and Kyle Megathlin qualified for the first team. Greely’s Sarah Hansen was the top qualifier for the SMAA girls’ first team. In the WMC, Class B conference champion Yarmouth placed Red DeSmith, Cal Cooper, Nick Lainey and Spencer Olsen on the boys’ all-star team. Yarmouth’s Monica Austin (top qualifier), Grace King and Jordan Brown made the WMC girls’ all-star squad.

Volleyball Greely won yet another volleyball state title last month and Haleigh Roach was named to the Class A All-State first team. Greely’s Dani Cimino made the second team. In Class B, Yarmouth’s Gina Robertson was named to the first team. NYA’s Grace Gilbert was selected for the second team.

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New Hires Chris Friel was recently hired by Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider, as the senior engineer for the southern New England office. Having recently served VoDaVi Technologies as the president and CEO, Friel brings to Winxnet more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry. Catherine Saltz has been named as the new area controller of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. Her responsibilities include the financial administration of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland as well as Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord, N.H. Saltz has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, including 16 years as a chief financial officer for various companies and organizations in Maine. She has worked in a variety of industries, with 11 years of experience in social service organizations primarily focused on residential services for the elderly and disabled. She holds an undergraduate degree from University of Southern Maine, a master's in business from California State University. She is a certified public accountant. Recently, the Portland Water District hired two new environmental educators: Carina Brown, of Portland, joins the district after a summer internship leading salt marsh ecology tours at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor's in biology. During school she volunteered at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center. Brown is originally from South Paris. Meghan Rounds, of Portland, is back with the Portland Water District for a second year as an environmental educator. She graduated from Keene State College with a degree in English and secondary education certification. After graduating, she worked in a small K-8 school in Vermont, where she offered assistance to classroom teachers, instructed literacy groups, and taught weekly middle school writing classes. An excellent writer, Rounds also authors the Sebago Reflections blog. She is originally from Hinsdale, N.H. The Portland Water District conducts school-based education and provides educational resources through its hydrologics program. The program brings hand-on environmental education to students of all ages in Greater Portland and the Lakes Region. Androscoggin Bank recently announced that it hired Deborah Dunlap

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Robinson’s leadership rewarded


Former Falmouth resident Mark Robinson won the 2012 Leadership Award from the Maine Town, City and County Management Association during its recent annual gathering at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Newry. Robinson has been Fayette Town Manager for eight years. He attended Falmouth High School and the University of Maine, and had previously served as Windham Parks and Recreation Director. Robinson, seen here with his parents, Nell and Bob Robinson, of Falmouth, lives in Fayette with his wife, Pam, and sons Brian, Matthew, and Christopher.

Avasthi as an assistant vice president, professional services officer. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and previously was the vice president of surety for Willis of Northern New England. Avasthi has more than 20 years of experience developing and maintaining long-term relationships. She will be a key member of the team delivering the bank’s concierge service for professional services clients. Murray, Plumb & Murray recently announced the addition of a new associate attorney, Sara Hellstedt, to its Portland firm. Her practice will focus primarily on education, disability, and employment law. Hellstedt received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2007, where she served as the articles editor of the Maine Law Review. During law school, she served as an intern to First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kermit V. Lipez and received a Maine Association of Public Interest fellowship to work at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association recently appointed long-time executive director Russell Libby to a new position as senior policy advisor. This appointment underscores MOFGA’s commitment to creating inno-

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vative public policy that supports organic local agriculture, protects the environment, and illuminates for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices. Libby became MOFGA’s Executive Director in 1995 after more than a decade of service on the organization’s board of directors. Under his leadership, MOFGA has become the country’s largest statelevel organic association with members in more than 6,500 households and businesses; 418 certified organic farms and processing operations; a 400-acre, yearround education center; more than 1,500 volunteers; and 32 employees. The Iris Network in Portland is a long way from Nicaragua where Amber Mooney worked full-time for two years as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., Mooney holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and is poised to embark on a master’s in vision rehabilitation therapy while starting a new job as the community connections coordinator at the Iris Network. In her role Mooney will lead a collaborative effort to coordinate, organize, publicize and strengthen new and existing community-based therapeutic recreation and leisure activities throughout the state for people who are visually impaired or blind. Mooney will continue to give back in her community of South Portland as a Spanish tutor at South Portland High School, a member of the South Portland Library Advisory Board and as a medical interpreter for the Portland Community Free Clinic.

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Arts Calendar Thursday 11/29 “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.

Ave., Portland, 774-6323. Pressing On II, 20 Printmakers, 5-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Saturday 12/1

Rip & Tear: Experimental Drawing Exhibition, 5-9 p.m., Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, 776-6204.

“Strangers No More,” Josh Pahigan, 1-3 p.m., Books-a-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 253-5587.

Something Old, Something New, 5-8 p.m., Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499.

Sunday 12/9

Saturday 12/8

“Strangers No More,” Josh Pahigan, 12-2 p.m., Sherman’s Books, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000.

Artists Talk and Tea Tasting, 1 p.m., Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, 60 Gray Road, Building 1, Suite 16, Falmouth, 541-9171.



Saturday 12/1 Lunafest, women’s film festival, 7 p.m., Friends School of Portland, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth, 7816321, adults $15, students $10.

Galleries Friday 12/1 Dahlov Ipcar, artist’s reception, 5-7:30 p.m. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 3299854.

Friday 12/7 Eyecatchers, reception, 5-8 p.m., Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. Fancy Food Chains, opening, 5-8 p.m.,The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808. Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art, 5-8 p.m., Goodwill Headquarters, 353 Cumberland

Thursday 11/29 Conservatory Karger Scholars, 12:15 p..m, First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 7753356. Loren and Mark, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland,, advance $17, door $20.

Friday 11/30 Enter the Haggis, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, advance $18, door $22. Rachel Reis, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 7611757, advance $15, door $18. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888-512-SHOW, $12-$25.


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Steamboat Soul, Sly Chi, 10 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, 775-2266, $5-$10. Trampled by Turtles, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888-512-SHOW, advance $18, door $20. The Rattlesnakes, Dead Trend, Brick Mower, Alex Keaton, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 617-680-3187, $5.

Saturday 12/1 David Mello, 5-8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190. “John Wesley Harding,” 45th anniversary show, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $15, door $18. Smashing Pumpkins, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $46.50, door $50. Zemya, a cappella, 7:30 p.m., The Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 219-2247, suggested $12.

Sunday 12/2 Boston String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 617-875-7851, general $20, ages 18 and under free. Cadillac Moon Ensemble, 2 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, 761-1522, general $22, seniors $20, free for ages 21 and under. David Mallet, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland,, $25-$30. Mike Block and Clay Ross Duo, 7:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square,

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Pearl and the Beard, 8:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,, $12. Sacred Harp Singing, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, 216-3890. Trampled by Turtles, Spirit Family Reunion, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 888512-SHOW, advance $18, door $20.

Tuesday 12/4 Maeve Gilchrist Trio and Mariel Vandersteel Trio, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $15, door $18.

Wednesday 12/5 Noonday Concert, 12:15 p.m., Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 7295974. Standard Issue, 7-10 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 5419190.

Thursday 12/6 Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $25, door $30. Hot Club du Monde, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Friday 12/7 Big Band Syndrome, 7 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, adult $15, student $10. Blind Albert, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Saturday 12/8 Band of Horses, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, advance $25, door $30. Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My

Like the layers of the food chain in the natural world, Fancy Food Chain by Jada Fitch displays a hierarchy designed to be devoured. In jewel-like colors and detailed structure, the three sets of varied fictional animals come to life in a combination of graphite, watercolor and colored pencil. Each creature’s features are based on successful traits of existing life, but as imagined by the artist’s mind, sometimes with surprising results. The opening reception will be Friday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m., at The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. Flower, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, adults $14, children 3-17 $8, free under 3.

Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $20-$60.

Lucy Kaplansky, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, advance $20, door $23.

“The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,” Dec. 6-8, Thurs.-Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, 781-7429, adults $7, children and seniors $5.

Sunday 12/9

Saturday 12/1

Patrick Wilson, 8:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland,, advance $12, door $15.

GPCDS Contra, instruction 7:15 p.m., dance 8:15 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 3589354, adults $10, under 21 $7, children 5-12 $5, children under five free.

Theater & Dance “Nine,” through Dec. 1, Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2:30 & 8 p.m., Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, 799-1421, reserved $21.99, seniors $17.99. “Striking 12,” through Dec. 9, various times, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883, $20-$30. “The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet, Nov. 30, and Dec. 1, 2, times vary,

Tuesday 12/4

Derek Avila, Port Veritas, 7-10 p.m., Bull Feeney’s Bar & Restaurant, 375 Fore St., Portland, 400-7543, $3.

Friday 12/7

Port City Swing Dance, lessons 8 p.m., dance 9 p.m., Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, 563-8632, $10.

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Christmas at the Cathedral, Natalie MacMaster, more By Scott Andrews Musical offerings dominate this week’s top choices in the performing arts. Without doubt, the No. 1 pick for the weekend will be Christmas at the Cathedral. The Choral Art Society produces this concert, with four performances scheduled for Dec. 1-2 in Portland. Another big concert will be Natalie MacMaster’s Dec. 4 Christmas show at Merrill Auditorium. Best-known as a traditional Canadian fiddler who plays in the Cape Breton style, MacMaster adds a distinctively modern touch to her music. Two very unconventional groups are also performing in Portland. The Bob Band, a tribute act that performs the music of Bob Dylan, appears this Saturday at One Longfellow Square. The Bob Band is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of Dylan’s album “John Wesley Harding.” Cadillac Moon Ensemble will appear on the Portland String Quartet’s subscription series on Sunday. But don’t expect a traditional string quartet. Cadillac Moon Ensemble is an avant-garde group from New York that comprises violin, cello, flute and percussion.

Natalie MacMaster

Portland Ovations brings holiday cheer to Merrill Auditorium with its presentation of virtuoso Canadian fiddler Natalie MacMaster in a special Christmas show on Tuesday, Dec. 4. MacMaster will perform her holiday concert, titled “Christmas in Cape Breton,” which takes the audience on a musical sleigh ride through Nova Scotia by way of both traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies and Christmas carols. MacMaster brings boundless energy to her live performances with foot-tapping rave-ups, heartrending ballads and world-class step dancing. I’ve attended her concerts on several occasions, and she’s definitely one of the most vibrant performing artists I’ve ever seen. MacMaster has established herself as an electrifying performer across the world with a career spanning more than three-decades and amassing many awards including multiple gold albums, two Grammy nominations (with one win), a Juno Award, eight Canadian Country Music Awards and other accolades. (The Juno Award is Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy.) Portland Ovations presents Natalie MacMaster’s “Christmas in Cape Breton” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Christmas at the Cathedral If you are among the many traditionalists who are profoundly saddened by the blizzard of over-hyped, inyour-face commercialism that dominates contemporary Christmas celebrations, you should know that the perfect musical antidote is coming up this weekend. For a pleasing, harmonious and spiritual experience that is totally in keeping with the core concept of the season, attend the Choral Art Society’s 25th annual Christmas at the Cathedral. I’ve been going for about 10 years, and this outstanding concert has become my personal No. 1. Under the direction of Robert Russell, a longtime University of Southern Maine professor, the CAS offers a program that exalts the traditional music of the Advent season, augmented by modern works that are in total harmony with those traditions. Joined by the Portland Brass Quintet plus Dan Moore on the cathedral’s organ, CAS will perform a variety of traditional and modern Christmas music. This year’s guest artist is Suzanne Nance, a conservatory-trained operatic soprano who is best known for hosting the Maine Public Radio’s classical music show. To mark the 25th anniversary of Christmas at the Cathedral, the CAS has commissioned a new work for brass quintet and chorus from Boston Conservatory music

The Bob Band

Fiddler Natalie MacMaster will bring her Christmas show to Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Dec. 4.

professor Kevin Siegfried. Each year’s concert includes the signature processional, “Personent Hodie,” an arrangement of a Renaissance tune for brass and organ. The concert concludes with “Silent Night” performed by singers holding lighted candles and encircling the hall. CAS has about 150 members. All singers are selected by audition; their goal is to enhance their personal musical experience and enrich the cultural life of southern Maine. In addition to their own slate of concerts, CAS performs a major work nearly every year with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Four performances are planned this weekend at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. in Portland: Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, a “special preview” concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon. Call 828-0043.

Three years ago, four guys from southern Maine and New Hampshire created a very unusual band that exclusively specializes in the music of the legendary singersongwriter Bob Dylan. Formed and fronted by Dennis Bailey, The Bob Band plays gigs around New England, often tailoring concerts around specific themes. Bailey, a passionate Dylan fan, believes in performing the singer’s entire opus, rather than simply concentrating on a concert’s worth of favorite hits. An example happens this Saturday in Portland, when The Bob Band will perform a tribute to the 45th anniversary of the release of Dylan’s seminal album, “John Wesley Harding,” a collection of original songs that marked a return to acoustic roots. The first half of The Bob Band’s concert will be the complete album. Its best-known song is “All Along the Watchtower.” The second half of the concert will include a sampling of Dylan’s work, which spans more than 50 years and multiple genres. Catch The Bob Band at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland. Call 761-1757.

Cadillac Moon Ensemble


Another musical event that’s utterly unrelated to Christmas and totally avant-garde is this Sunday’s concert by Cadillac Moon Ensemble, four exciting young New York artists who are playing on the Portland String Quartet’s subscription series. Two salient aspects of the Cadillac Moon Ensemble stand out in my mind. First is the very unconventional lineup: a violin, cello, flute and percussion. Because there is very little traditional music written for such a grouping of instruments, CME’s second claim to singularity is that virtually everything they play is written on commission. Formed in 2007, CME has commissioned more than 50 pieces. CME focuses on retaining the intimacy of chamber music while exploring a very different palette of sonic possibilities. The ensemble’s connection to the Portland String Quartet? Flutist Roberta Michel grew up in Maine and won the PSQ’s annual high school competition about a decade ago. Her prize for winning was performing on the subscription series. PSQ violist Julia Adams admires the way Michel has seamlessly transitioned from traditional classical repertoire to avant-garde. The pieces that will be played on this Sunday’s concert all revolve around the theme of movement: what things move, how things move and how they affect other things by their movement. Catch the Cadillac Moon Ensemble at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland. Call the LARK Society at 761-1522. Comment on this story at:

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Saturday 12/1


Greely Ski and Skate Swap, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland, 829-6031.


Sunday 12/2 Connected Catholics of Maine, general meeting, 1:30 p.m., Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Drive, Falmouth, 878-6459.

Tuesday 12/4 Senator Collins staff office hours, 1011 a.m., Falmouth Town Office, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 780-3575.

Wednesday 12/5 Eggs & Issues: Dr. Kevin Mills, Cyteir Therapeutics Inc. and Maine Cancer Foundation, 7-9 a.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register by Nov. 30: 772-2811, members $17, non-members $27.

Thursday 12/6 Sacred Stories of Passion, refugee and immigrant storytelling, 4-6 p.m., South Portland City Hall,

Call for Donations Food, Toy, and Coat Drives Saturday 12/1 Hat & Mitten Drive, 5 p.m., Town Hall Memorial Green, Yarmouth, 846-9295.

Wed. 12/5

7 p.m. Lands & Conservation Commission

Thu. 11/294:30 p.m. Foood Pantry TH Sat. 12/1 9 a.m. Managing Open Spaces Library Mon. 12/3 8 a.m. Food Pantry TH Mon. 12/3 7 p.m. Conservation Commission TH Tue. 12/4 6:30 p.m. Planning Board Meeting TH Tue. 12/4 7 p.m. School Board Workshop TH Wed. 12/5 4 p.m. Economic Improvement Committee TH Wed. 12/5 5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting Village Park Wed. 12/5 6 p.m. REAC Meeting TH


Tue. 12/4 6:30 p.m. District 4 Town Council Workshop 57 Desert Road Tue. 12/4 8 p.m. Town Council 57 Desert Road Wed. 12/5 6 p.m. Planning Board TH

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Mon. 12/3 6:30 p.m. Recreation Committee Tue. 12/4 6 p.m. Selectmen Workshop and Meeting


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6 p.m. Parks and Recreation Committee 7 p.m. Zoning Board

MSAD #51 Mon. 12/5

7 p.m. School Board Meeting

Triangle Club of Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-4724, adults $8, children 5-12 $5, under five free.

Fairs, Festivals, Food, & Fun

Saturday 12/1

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale, Dec.1-2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Haiti Solidarity Club, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, 7746238 ext. 25.

Baked bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m.,

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choir concert, Dec. 1-2, Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, 828-0043, $20-$30. Holiday Art Sale, Nov. 30- Dec. 2, Fri. 6-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland, 577-0648. Horse and Wagon Rides, Nov. 23Dec. 23, Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 2-6 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m., Free rides throughout downtown, pick

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up and drop off every half hour at Monument Square. “Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical,” Nov. 30-Dec. 16, Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m, Sundays 2:30 p.m., Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland,, adults $20, seniors $18, students $15. The Polar Express, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad rides for the holidays, through Christmas, 8420800, $20-$40. Shop Falmouth, Dec. 7-9, various local businesses, for more information: Twelve Days of Christmas, Nov. 23-Dec.16, Every weekend during the holiday season downtown Portland merchants host a celebration with free raffles for distinctive local items. Visit for a list of participating stores. Winter Holiday Sale, Nov. 2325 and Dec.1-2, Blueberry Ridge Farm, 167 Loring Lane, Pownal, 688-4153.

Thursday 11/29 Wreath Display and Auction, 5-7 p.m., Bay Square, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Friday 11/30 Christmas Fair, 3-8 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, 8295479.

Saturday 12/1 Coastal Community Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 799-1413. Christmas on the Cape, 3-6 p.m., tree lighting 6:15 p.m., various business locations throughout Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 781-3805. Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, 829-5479. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St., Scarborough, 883-2814. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, 767-2759. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, mlawlor@ Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 8835344. Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bay Square, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-0044. Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen Avenue UU Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, Holiday Gift Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth, 653-0406. Holiday Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9559. Pancake Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m., Winn Road Fire Station,


5 Winn Road, Falmouth, 740-0169, children $3, adults $5.

Shop for a Cause, a portion of the sales from participating stores will be donated to Junior Achievement of Maine. Visit portlandmaine. com for a list of participating businesses.

Sunday 12/2

Sit with Santa, for kids and dogs, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 347-8606, $10.

Night of the Nutcracker, A Special Evening for Children, 4-6 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 774-4841, adults $15, seniors and AAA members $13.50.

Big Chill Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,

Monday 12/3

Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., corner of Main St. and Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center, 727-4248.

Tuesday 12/4

Christmas in Cape Breton, concert, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, $32-$50.

Wednesday 12/5

Tree Lighting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Village Park, Falmouth.

SWAPmaine Holiday Swap Soiree, 6-9 p.m., to benefit Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Mariner’s Church Banquet Center, 368 Fore St., Portland,, $20.

Friday 12/7

Art for the Holidays: Gifts that give forever, 5:30-8 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Greely Ski Sale Saturday, December 1st • 9:00 to 1:00

Location: Greely High School - Main Street Cumberland Consignment drop off Wed., Thurs., Fri., November 28th-30th • 6:00 to 8:00 PM Accepting winter equipment and apparel (incl. alpine and nordic skis, hockey gear, ice skates)

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Join us for a celebration of holiday spirit at the Town of Falmouth’s annual Tree Lighting Festival. There will be cookie decorating, singing and a visit from Santa! Honoring the holiday spirit, please bring a canned good 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 Sponsored by Falmouth Community Programs and the Falmouth Lions Club, Cookies by The European Bakery

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CUMBERLAND BOARDS & COMMITTEES Are you interested in learning more about your community? Can you spare a few evening hours? Would you like to meet other Cumberland residents with similar interests? Becoming a member of one of our committees is a great way to get involved!

The following Boards/Committees have vacancies: Board of Adjustments & Appeals Board of Sewer Appeals Coastal Waters Commission Lands & Conservation Commission Personnel Appeals Board Prince Memorial Library Advisory Board Rines Property Citizens Advisory Committee Applications are available on the town’s website: Contact Brenda Moore at 829-2205 or

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happened before with fields on school campuses. Earlier this year the council had the choice to either pay for the permitting or divest their interest in the land and give it to Regional School Unit 5. In July, councilors voted 6-1 against transferring the land to RSU 5, saving the property for the town, but also obligating it to pay for the environmental permit. The town-owned land, adjacent to the Hedgehog Mountain recreation area and the town transfer station, is made up of two sections developed for athletic and recreational use, with an undeveloped center section. The portion of the property the town

voted to keep is a seven-acre section of a 60-acre parcel. The fields are already in use as athletic fields. The permitting process was triggered after town officials and Topsham-based soccer club Seacoast United signed an agreement to develop about 12 acres and lease three more acres of the center section for an indoor and outdoor athletic complex. The complex would have required state environmental review for a site permit. However, in late February, the council rejected a zoning change needed for the project to move forward. The council sought an extension at its July meeting and had hoped to become a state-sanctioned environmental protection delegate, giving the town permit-granting authority and the ability to conduct envi-

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ronmental reviews at much lower costs. But the deadline to become a delegate for the project had already passed. Council Chairman Jim Hendricks Tuesday said he didn’t understand why a permit would not be needed if the town transferred ownership to RSU 5. “In my mind it’s a bad law, if that’s how it works,” he said. “It shouldn’t matter if you’re giving it to your brother, sister or your RSU. If there’s no change, it shouldn’t matter.” Other councilors echoed his concerns. Councilor Kate Arno said she did not want to move forward with the permit because of the cost. “I don’t believe we should pay $270,000 if we don’t have an environmental problem,” Arno said. “It would be different if we did, we want to do the right thing.” Although he said he is not promoting

Falmouth council from page 1 tenant spaces, like the former Shaw’s supermarket building in the Falmouth Shopping Center. The 60,000-square-foot limit on nonconforming spaces allows existing spaces to “square off” to make reconfiguring that space easier. Rodden said that although she would have preferred a smaller limit, the 50,000-square-foot limit will make a difference. “The towns that will be successful in the future are the ones that distinguish themselves from other municipalities in the state, and we are taking that step tonight,” she said. Council Chairwoman Faith Varney, who favored larger footprint limits, ultimately voted in support of the new ordinance. “We’ve come a long way,” Varney said. “I’m not sure I agree, but the way this council is going, I think that is the way we are going.” After the vote, Councilor Sean Ma-

the transfer, Councilor Rich DeGrandpre said it’s important that the town doesn’t remove the option of transferring or selling the land to avoid paying the permit fee, noting that large projects, like school renovations, are on the horizon. Palmer eventually said the town should set up a meeting with DEP to discuss the cost of the permit. In the likely event the town does have to move forward with the permitting, it should outline half a dozen development projects it wants to complete in the next 10 years, he said. In the end, the council instructed town staff to talk with DEP about getting some relief on the permit and agreed to put the item on an upcoming council agenda for action. The deadline for the decision on the permit is Jan. 15. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@ Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.

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honey said he hopes Town Manager Nathan Poore moves forward with a plan to work with business proponents and other interested residents on further changes to the Route 1 business district. “Addressing some of those issues is going to go a long way in moving toward walking the walk as far as what we mean for business,” he said. Winning over business owners could still be an uphill climb. Elizabeth Moss, owner of Elizabeth Moss Gallery, said she is disappointed in the council’s decision to approve any footprint limit. “I think the 50,000 has not killed, but has been a contributing factor to limiting potential new tenants,” Moss said Tuesday. “I don’t understand how it equates to being pro-business, when the entire business community tells you the zoning ordinance is going to have negative impact on the entire tenancy.” Amber Cronin can be reached at acronin@theforecaster. net or 781-3661 ext. 125. Follow her on Twitter @ croninamber.

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Relief from page 7 for families in Freeport, N.Y. Smith and her peers are now asking for donations of basic schools supplies – notebooks, pencils, binders, backpacks, markers and art supplies. Donation boxes will be available at schools in Regional School Unit 5 and at the Freeport Community Center, which is partnering with the students. The Interact Club hopes to be able to get enough supplies to fill a van that will be driven to New York to deliver the donations, Smith said. The club is the youth arm of the Rotary Club International, which focuses on community service projects. Bennell, the service learning and aspirations coordinator at Freeport High School, said they plan to have the drive completed by Dec. 20, before winter break. The supplies will be delivered soon after the new year. “I think from the Freeport (N.Y.) community, the public schools and the board of education, we are deeply, deeply moved by this wonderful, kind and generous gesture from Freeport High School in Maine,” Kunchman said. “On behalf of all children and families we really thank Freeport High students and faculty and everyone who is involved.” The club not only wants to help the schools, but also the families, said Bennell, who has been in contact with Kunchman to determine the most urgent needs. “We’re shooting for both school and social needs,” she said. “We started out just thinking about school supply drive, but realized a lot of families had been displaced from their houses.” The club is also looking to partner with other groups for supplies or in-kind donations, such as helping with delivery, Bennell said. On Friday, the club will meet to delegate duties to its members and coordinate how the items will be picked up and delivered. “We want to get students engaged as much possible,” Bennell said, noting that some students could make cold calls to businesses for donations, while others might help coordinate logistics. “Our goal is to get really broad community support from the schools in the RSU to businesses and community organizations.” Smith, who is a ceramic sculptor and hopes to attend Unity College to study agriculture, said she hopes this effort will make life easier for families affected by the hurricane. “I hope a lot of these students will be able to go back to their school soon and return some normalcy to their lives,” she said. “This will be one less thing the



students and their parents will have to worry about.” Kunchman, who said their community has also received support from another Freeport in Illinois, hopes to continue the connection beyond this effort with the schools in Maine, suggesting that they could communicate via Skype when the students return to their school next

month. “I would like to hook-up remotely and exchange and take this opportunity to have something beyond this elementary school,” he said. “We want to continue our friendship and do something in the long-term from academic point of view.”

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from page 1 expansion, Maine Beer will add four new fermenting tanks, which will boost production to 5,000 barrels per year, Kleban said. The brewery will join two other likeminded businesses on Route 1: Gritty McDuff’s brew pub, and Maine Distilleries, maker of Cold River vodka and gin. Known for its hoppy, American-style ales and off-size bottles, Maine Beer now sells beer in nine East Coast states, from New England to Washington, D.C. Kleban said their approach to making beer is driven by personal taste, rather than any particular style. “We brew beers we like to drink,” he said, noting that they don’t plan to make any significant changes with their expansion. “It’s just worked out that it’s been primarily hoppy, American-style ales. That’s the way it has played out for three years, and it’s worked, so why rock the boat?” With the new location, Kleban said they want to get involved with Freeport’s community culture and help sponsor walks and road races when they can.

“We hope to be at the starting line, or more likely, at the finish line,” he said. Kleban, his wife and brother moved to Maine from Michigan without jobs, because the wanted to live in the state, he said. About 10 years later, they opened the brewery. “We’ve lived in Maine for a decade now, so I guess we’re Mainers,” he said. “I think that’s the unwritten rule.” Although they enjoy the small brewers’ community they have in Portland, the brothers hope the move to a smaller town will allow them to connect more intimately with the community, something that’s difficult in their existing location, Kleban said. “Portland is great fun, but it’s easier to get lost,” he said, noting that their brewery is in an industrial park and about a 20-minute drive from downtown. “(In Portland) it’s kind of overwhelming for people and it’s hard to stand out. I hope in Freeport people get to know us as good guys making good beer.” Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.


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Blake has appreciated the diversity of Bowdoin’s student body (“Here, diversity is perceived as normal”) and the opportunity to have her political views challenged and sharpened. “Before I came to Bowdoin, I thought people were either Republicans or Democrats,” she said, “and voted accordingly.” Now she said she believes that government leaders and voters should address each issue thoughtfully, without regard to a given party affiliation. Blake is considering several possible

a nonprofit organization that offers personal finance courses to immigrants and refugees in the Portland area. Blake’s varied service experiences have changed her own views of herself and the world. “Having grown up in a small town in Maine, I wasn’t fully aware of the spectrum of other people’s experiences, such as the challenges of refugees to learn English,” she said recently. “I also didn’t understand how the actions of government affect people.”



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FURNITURE RESTORATION FOR SALE: BRAND NEW, NEVER WORN: Woman’s Leather Chaps, size 12, $100. & 3 Woman’s Leather Vests size sm,12 & 14, $15.00 each. Men’s Leather Chaps size 40. Worn twice. $100. Woman’s Med. & Men’s Motorcycle Helmets great condition. $35.00 each. Call 653-5149 for more information.

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Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced caregivers to provide in-home non-medical care for seniors in the greater Portland, Maine. If you possess a PSS or CNA certificate, have worked with clients with dementia or have provided care for a loved one in the past, we would like to talk with you about joining our team. We have part-time and full-time shifts available weekdays, nights and weekends.

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RESPECTED & APPRECIATED If you are looking for meaningful part-time or full-time work, we’d love to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is a non-medical, in-home care agency that is dedicated to taking good care of those special people whom we call our caregivers. Quality care is our mission, hiring kind, compassionate, and dependable staff is our focus. Many of our wonderful Comfort Keepers have been with us for years because: • They have found an agency that they can count on to be there for them, all of the time, and that truly appreciates their hard work. • Some are retired and have embraced a wonderful way to stay busy. • Others have discovered a passion for being involved in end of life care. • All know that they belong to a caring, professional, and well respected agency.

Do you want to leave work knowing you’ve made a real difference in someone’s life? Are you the kind of dependable person who won’t let a perfect summer day (or a winter blizzard) keep you from work? Are you trustworthy enough to become part of someone’s family? We’re looking for natural born CAREGivers: women and men with the heart and mind to change an elder’s life. Call us today to inquire about joining the greatest team of non-medical in-home CAREGivers anywhere! Flexible part-time day, evening, overnight, weekday and weekend hours.

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Waldo, Knox, Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, York Counties Care Coordinators manage a caseload of elders and adults with disabilities enrolled in community based long term care programs by setting up and managing home services and supports that sustain the consumerís ability to remain independent in their home.

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Library Director needed for small community library. Bachelors degree, preferably in Library and Information Science. Budget management; strong writing and presentation skills. At least 2 years library experience. Demonstrated record of innovative library programming and outreach for children and adults. Fundraising and grant-writing skills desirable. Currently 17 hours/week, Salary starts at $12/hour commensurate with experience. Reply by January 15, 2013. Send resume and cover letter to: CHL Search, Cundys Harbor Library, 935 Cundys Harbor Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079.


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Grover from page 1 times.” In an effort to maintain a familiar routine, Carol MacNaught, who was Grover’s educational technician and formerly taught second grade, has taken over his class. In addition to maintaining student routine, the school brought in a councilor from the Center for Grieving Children to speak with students who wanted someone to talk with about Grover’s death. Grover, who was the 2010 Maine Teacher of the Year, was a leader in

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service-learning at Falmouth Elementary, said Gloria Noyes, president of Maine’s Teacher of Year Association. “Kevin is going to be greatly missed,” Noyes said. “He was someone that was highly regarded in the world of education and left an impact on all of us. It’s a great loss for education and educators in Maine.” Noyes said Grover was a key element in building and inspiring teachers through the Teacher of the Year Association. He started a Speaker’s Bureau within the association, which brought together past recipients of the award to speak at businesses or schools about their

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expertise, she said. In school, Grover was a leader in technology and always willing to help inspire other teachers to use it, Noyes said. “He was a brilliant guy and very creative; he was excellent with technology,” she said. “Staff would always go to Kevin for instruction and enhancement of their skills.” Grover grew up in Greene and graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School in Auburn. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at

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Farmington and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine. From 1996 through 2001, Grover taught first and second grades at Lake Street School in Auburn before moving to the Falmouth schools. Grover is survived by his wife Rebecca; daughter, Lillian; son, Elias; parents Michael and Lianne Grover; brothers Jeffrey Grover and his wife, Julia, Christopher and his wife, Mindy, and a sister, Laura Grover.

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1-800-233-2548 | 1-800-514-3110 See all our specials and videos at: | *Payments at 84 months at 3.9APR financing, with approved credit to qualified buyers. Weekly payments shown for budgeting purposes only. Must present this advertisement at time of sale in order to receive advertised prices on above vehicles. Advertised offers cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Offer expires 3 days after publication. 1. Prices include and are subject to availability of all applicable factory incentives and discounts. 2. Premium financing rate in lieu of some factory rebates. Tax & title not included. Not all buyers will qualify. See salesperson for complete details. We reserve the right to correct any typographical errors and make every effort to be completely accurate in those regards. Ford Certified Preowned: Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Credit limited-term financing on select vehicles. 0.9% APR for 36 months at $28.16 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment. APR may vary. Offer ends 11/30/12. See dealer for complete qualifications and program details. **All rebates deducted. Must finance with FMCC. 4723546

The Forecaster, Northern edition, November 29, 2012  

The Forecaster, Northern edition, November 29, 2012, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-36

The Forecaster, Northern edition, November 29, 2012  

The Forecaster, Northern edition, November 29, 2012, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-36