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Your local newspaper since 1986 • December 1, 2011

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

Vol. 25, No. 48

Mixed-use project proposed for Falmouth school properties

Other proposals remain sealed as deadline passes for bids By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — The deadline for submitting proposals to the town for the former school properties on Lunt Road passed at noon Tuesday, and at least one team of developers is already campaigning to win the bid. While bids for the property will

be sealed until the Town Council chooses a winner, Redfern Properties President Jonathan Culley and North Atlantic Properties President Jed Harris provided The Forecaster with a copy of their proposal. It will also be available online later this week. “We want everyone in the com-

munity to get behind this,” Culley said Tuesday, about three hours before submitting the bid to create the mixed-use development called Falmouth Town Green. Although they declined to say how much they will offer the town for the property, the developers See page 28

Flyer gets another year, RR quiet zones advance By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — After a lengthy public hearing Monday night, the Town Council decided the Falmouth Flyer bus is here for at least another year. The town had until Jan. 1 to let the Greater Portland Transit District, or Metro, know if it intended to discontinue the Flyer. The council voted 5-2 to maintain the bus service, with Councilors Tony Payne and Fred Chase opposed. Approximately 60 people turned out for two public hearings Monday night. The first was on whether the town should sever its relationship with Metro, which runs several bus routes between Portland and Falmouth. The second was to see if there is interest in pursuing train whistle quiet zones along the Amtrak Downeaster line. The Flyer has been a frequent target. The council considered eliminating the bus service during budget discussions in March 2010; a similar proposal was brought up late last year, but scrapped before it came to a vote. Speakers on Monday were overwhelmingly in support of the bus; only four people spoke against it. Many of those in favor were retirees who live at OceanView, who said the small bus the community maintains for its residents – which brought them all to the meeting – See page 29 Index Arts Calendar.................21 Classifieds......................31 Community Calendar......24 Meetings.........................24

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The Falmouth Town Green site plan submitted Tuesday by Redfern North Atlantic. Two Falmouth residents, and a team of local architects and engineers, submitted the plan to convert the former Falmouth school properties at Lunt and Middle roads to a mixed-use development.

Hearings set for kelp farms sought near Chebeague, Jewell islands By Emily Parkhurst CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Proponents and opponents of two experimental three-year leases of the waters off the coasts of Chebeague and Jewell islands are preparing to make their cases to the state Department of Marine Resources. Ocean Approved LLC, which maintains a kelp farm near Little Chebeague Island, want to use the additional locations to grow several varieties of kelp to sell as food. The project has been funded largely by a $300,000 grant the company received in September from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s

Emily Parkhurst / The Forecaster

Paul Dobbins, one of the owners of Ocean Approved, explains the company’s solution for keeping track of different types of filtered seawater – colored clothespins – at its kelp nursery in the Gulf of Maine Research Center in Portland.

Tiny kelp plants begin to form on string-wrapped PVC pipes immersed in sea water at the Ocean Approved kelp nursery at the Gulf of Maine Research Center.

Small Business Innovative Research program. Ocean Approved was the first kelp farm to open in the United States. Owners Paul Dobbins and Tollef Olson have said they chose the two new locations because they represent different ocean currents and will allow the company to experiment with a variety of kelp in different waters See page 29

11 pounds of pot seized in Falmouth bust

Emily Parkhurst / The Forecaster

Some of the 11 pounds of marijuana seized Tuesday by the Falmouth Police Department.

By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — A Depot Road resident was arrested Tuesday after police said they discovered 11 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $40,000 in her apartment. Kellyjean Kelley, 47, was c h a rg e d w i t h t r a ffi c k i n g

scheduled drugs and taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Police said they were called to the Blackstone Apartments at 82 Depot Road Tuesday morning after Avesta Housing employees allegedly saw marijuana in Kelley’s apartment during a routine safety inspection.

“One of the maintenance people saw a flowering (marijuana) plant in the closet,” Officer Jeff Pardue said. Pardue said Avesta was preparing to evict Kelley from the building, which primarily serves low-income elderly residents. See page 26

INSIDE Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................8 Out & About....................23 People & Business.........19

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................35 School Notebook............18 Sports.............................13

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Firehouse Arts plans for spring opening in Yarmouth

Winslow Station on Center Street in Yarmouth will soon be the home of Firehouse Arts. Amy Anderson / The Forecaster

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By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — A building that now houses antique fire equipment will soon be transformed into a nonprofit art education center where children and adults will learn about painting, writing, pottery, digital media and nontraditional art. A lease for Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station was approved by the Town Council on Nov. 17. The former fire station at 20 Center St. will be used as work space, a gallery, and have classrooms and administrative offices. Janice Cooper, Firehouse Arts spokeswoman and board member, said the concept grew from the realization that there is a lack of art education in the community. She said organizers want the center to provide a community benefit. “There is nothing available in computer

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After the antique firefighting equipment kept at Winlsow Station on Center Street is moved, Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station will use the space for classes, offices and meetings.

art, comic book making, woodworking, sculpture, film editing and film making and on and on and on,� she said. Firehouse Arts at Winslow Station will provide artists with a way to support them-

selves, show their work and teach others, she said. Classes will be open to the public, and prices will be comparable to Yarmouth Community Services classes, Cooper said. continued page 27


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Proposed ban on fireworks goes to Cumberland council By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed fireworks ban at its Monday, Dec. 12, meeting. The ordinance, developed by the council’s three-member ordinance subcommittee and presented to the council Monday, would ban the sale and use of consumer fireworks in town or on watercraft within town waters. “The public safety chiefs and myself support the ordinance that’s before you,” Town Manager Bill Shane told the council. A state law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2012, legalizes consumer fireworks, but allows municipalities to enact local

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restrictions on use and sale. P o r t l a n d , Fa l m o u t h , F r e e p o r t , Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth have already prohibited the sale and use of fireworks, while Gray, Gorham, Scarborough and Westbrook have rejected bans. Windham and Brunswick have decisions pending. Councilor Steve Moriarty, who served with Councilors Shirley Storey-King and George Turner on the subcommittee, noted that they were presenting the council with “not quite a recommendation, but just a draft of what represents ... the least interventionist thing that we could

do under the new law.” The subcommittee recommended a fine of $200 for violating the ban, Moriarty said, although that, too, could be changed by the council. Consumer fireworks tend to be smaller and less powerful than those known as commercial display fireworks, according to the Maine Municipal Association. Missile-type rockets are prohibited, along with helicopters and aerial spinners, as well as sky rockets and bottle rockets. Turner suggested the Town Council could choose not to ban consumer fireworks, but to restrict them to July 4 and the end of the year, when use is more typical. He said his biggest concern is the noise they produce.

Storey-King said she wondered if consumer fireworks could be allowed in some areas of town, but banned in others. “My opinion is, we should do nothing,” said Doug Pride, a licensed pyrotechnician from Cumberland. “Allow the state law to take effect. It’s a freedom issue, and it’s as simple as that.” He said consumer fireworks have become less dangerous in recent decades, and he noted that the state does not allow people to buy display fireworks unless they are licensed users. Ordinary firecrackers used to be dangerous, Pride said, but they pack less powder these days.

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The Dermatology office of Dr. Joel Sabean in South Portland has just introduced a non-surgical ultrasound therapy for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. This procedure, called Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue. According to Dr. Sabean “Baby boomers are unique in they are the first generation that wants to look like they feel, and don’t want to feel like they look.” And that’s what this new treatment offers, the possibility of a freshened and younger look. But while surgery has always been an option, this ultrasound therapy can provide many of the same results, but is completely noninvasive. This treatment uses ultrasound


which has been in use for over 50 years in medical procedures. It works by applying low levels of heat to just the right depth beneath Dr. Sabean the surface of the skin. The natural response of the skin to this energy is to stimulate the growth of collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, which results in a natural lift of the skin over time. “There’s two components, there’s an immediate lift for most people and then there’s a late lift that works in ninety five plus percent.” says Sabean. Because this treatment utilizes ultrasound, it is the only procedure that allows the practitioner to see

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Freeport program seeks tolerance, respect in RSU 5 By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — What started as a community discussion has evolved into a committee out to promote a healthy, safe culture for students in Regional School Unit 5. Members of the Tolerance and Respect Project, a subcommittee of Freeport Community Services, are parents and grandparents, business owners and community leaders, administrators, health

and education professionals, librarians and police officers. Their mission is to promote civility, compassion, kindness and understanding in the schools and throughout Freeport, Pownal and Durham. Trace Salter, a parent and TARP member, said they hope to provide programming and support for students, families, teachers and school administrators. She said she became aware of concern about negative online behavior about two

years ago when her son was in middle school. “The behavior was classically categorized as bullying,” she said. “I was astonished that there was such hateful language used by children. This is much more prevalent than I would even realize.” Middle School Principal Ray Grogan said TARP helped to fund an assessment by Steve Wessler, founder of the now defunct Center for Prevention of Hate Violence. He said Wessler found that the levels of aggression surrounding harassment involving gender, sexual orientation, and bullying fell within the range of what is seen at other schools. Since then, he said, the middle school has adopted a new media health curriculum and School Resource Officer Michael McManus has become very active in the classroom. McManus said he enjoys working with high school and middle school students

and said TARP is a great committee with a grassroots effort to address bullying and social issues in the community. He teaches students about substance abuse issues, school policies, penalties and laws surrounding drug offenses, online safety, bullying and being a good community member. “Change happens when the schools, community members, parents and students work together to address problems in a positive way,” he said. “There have been amazing parents, teachers and community members involved in this program.” Dede Bennell is a TARP member and the RSU 5 Service Learning and Aspirations Coordinator. She said she is passionate about teaching students about anti-bullying practices and disability awareness. She said consolidation has been difficult for many students in the school district and

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DOE rules threaten plan for Portland-area charter school By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education is proposing restrictions on when students will be able to sign up to attend one of several charter schools now being developed under a new state law. A science and math charter school called Baxter Academy has been proposed for the greater Portland area. As part of the new law, a DOE committee was charged with coming up with rules for the 10 non-district charter schools that

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Freeport council reviews legal rules, procedures By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Town councilors got a lesson on legal issues Tuesday. They reviewed Town Council rules and procedures – including conflict of interest guidelines, public comment practices and budget reporting – with town attorney Rob Crawford of Bernstein Shur, and spent a considerable amount of time discussing an email policy that was adopted last January. The policy advises councilors to use a town email account for all town business to “protect the individual Town Councilor from having his or her personal computer subject to public inspection under the Freedom of Access Act.” Chairman Jim Cassida said the policy creates a place for all town correspondence and documents to be stored, so in the event of a Freedom of Access request, the information is easily accessible. The email is also stored on a town server, he said. While Crawford said the email protocol “makes a tremendous amount of sense,” he reminded the councilors that all town-related electronic correspondence – whether from a phone, work computer or personal computer – is considered a public document and is subject to search under a Freedom of Access request. “I think it’s a great policy to use (town

email), have it archived by the town and have it backed up by the town because then it can be controlled and managed ...,” he said, especially in the event of frequent requests. “This is one way of making it a little bit easier and more efficient to address (frequent requests) because you get good at responding to the Freedom of Access requests.” Cassida also said he would like to review and implement a Freedom of Access policy for the town. He drafted a policy about a year ago, he said, but it was never formally adopted. In other business the council agreed to be more consistent with the three-minute public comment period at the beginning of each council meeting, unless the council grants an extension. They also discussed what constitutes a conflict of interest. Councilor Sara Gideon, who is a director of Freeport Community Services, noted that most councilors also serve on volunteer and nonprofit boards, making it difficult to step down each time an issue comes before the council. Crawford said as long as the councilor discloses involvement with an organization or their relationship to an issue, the remaining councilors can take a vote or

reach consensus on whether that connection will impact a decision. “One of the undercurrents of these standards is recognizing there has to be some balance, or else you are never going to be able to find anybody who is absolutely pure in all ways from conducting public affairs,” Crawford said. The council also reviewed the budget format as required by the Town Charter and determined that while the current budget reporting system is accurate, they will take the necessary steps to report budget figures that comply with the charter. The Town Charter requires an overview of the budget, a report of all estimated

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Chances are you’d be disinclined to spend your money on a company that can’t get or won’t get its act together, or that reflects a certain negativity and a “can’t do” attitude. Now imagine that you are the owner of a company that is considering where to expand its business or build a new factory. You’re weighing locations in the United States, including Maine, and even some in Canada. You’ve been reviewing literature and data provided by the many locations keen to have you. You’ve hired consultants to help you with the choice. You’ve visited many sites. Your consultants inform you now that several governors are anxious to speak with you to assure you that you’ll love doing business in their states. It’s crunch time. You’ve narrowed your choices down to just a few, and it’s now at the point where subjective impressions and overall “feel” may tip the scales. In a final effort to get a better fix on the places you’re considering, you review news articles and other media regarding the various places in which you might invest. You try to look beyond the glossy brochures and slick DVDs, and you do a bit of research on the business environment. You start with Maine. You’ve met many nice people here, you’ve vacationed here. You know that a number of major companies operate here, and that the lifestyle is agreeable. You are taking Maine seriously. In the course of your review and in particular your consideration of news and comments coming from Augusta, however, you begin to wonder just what it would be like to do business in the state. You’re aware that the governor is controversial and plain-spoken, but you are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, chalk his remarks up to the glare of the spotlight and so on. Surprisingly, it’s the comments on the business environment that give you pause. Your colleague hands you an op-ed piece written by a Maine state legislator that describes Maine’s business environment as “toxic.” That doesn’t sound very promising.

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Then you see that the state is conducting “red tape audits” designed to expose and eliminate government waste. It’s good to try and fix those things, but it seems they’re not fixed yet. Now you’re reading that there are good workers in Maine, but most are not adequately trained for the jobs that are available. When exactly will there be enough people with the right skills, and how does that affect your business? All in all, you begin to see the outlines of a state in which the pieces don’t fit together. The brochures and the DVDs tell one story, but the words coming from state leaders say something entirely different. So you turn back to those brochures and DVDs, and you begin to wonder, just what is Maine’s sales pitch? A – Our products and the people who make them are second to none. B – Our management knows how to do things right. C – We waste a lot of money and we’ve been doing so for years. D – We operate in a toxic business environment. It may be that saying C and D out loud are the first steps towards being able to say A and B with confidence. In the meantime, however, you have to wonder whether it wouldn’t be better to invest in a place that has pride in itself and its business environment, even as it works to make things better. So, who’s next on the list? 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.

A lawyer, a comic and a comedy writer walk into the past... Rationally, I never had a chance as a stand-up. It’s simple common sense. If you hate beThe View ing recognized or touched or complimented, and I did, you probably shouldn’t be trying to get famous. Fortunately, I thought my love for the art would trump all that, paving the way for 10 years that I wouldn’t trade for anything and led to television writing, where I got to be funny without spending every night in a bar. Maybe that’s why we don’t get smart until we’re older: so we can make Mike Langworthy wonderful mistakes like that. I thought I made my peace with my journey years ago.

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Then last week several videos resurfaced. Max, an old stand-up buddy from New York, posted a compilation of himself at about the same time a very nice person uploaded footage of me performing in a show I didn’t even remember doing. My nephew saw this and was moved to dust off a couple of ancient television appearances. They should be a pleasant nostalgic experience, happy memories of simpler times. Instead, I haven’t been able to sit through any of them. The problem with watching my friend’s reel was envy. He hit more of the career benchmarks than I did, including stand-up’s Holy Grail: “panel” on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” It was a big deal to get a Carson shot, as we hiply called it. It was a huge deal if Johnny let you sit down. We started at around the same time. We both had enough talent, and we both worked hard, but Max worked smart. He saw comedy for the business that it is, so he embraced his type (New Yorker, heavy) and made the most of it. He was good at making people want to help him, and when people helped him, he did the job. My plan, if you can call it that, was to become so good that stardom would find me. In one of the seedy bars in Jersey where I worked most nights, where the owners turned the disco ball on halfway through your set to remind people there was dancing afterwards. Turns out fewer major motion pictures get cast in the Lake Hopatcong Laff Haus than you’d think. This odd sense of entitlement led to a tendency to shoot myself in the foot when opportunity did present itself. One night at the Improv, a friend introduced me to her compan-

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ion. Let’s call him “William.” My friend was auditioning for a TV show that night. I was not. William asked me why. I said that while my friend was very funny and deserved any audition (I was nothing if not gracious), other newer, more talented comics, like myself, couldn’t get audition spots because the clubs rewarded the comics who had been there longer. William said, “I don’t know. When a comic is ready, he’ll get his chances. These shows are pretty anxious to find new faces.” They clearly weren’t too anxious to find mine, which could only mean one thing: William knew nothing about show business. The rest of the conversation went something like this: Me: So, are you a stand-up, William? William: No. Me: Have you ever done any stand-up? William: No. No, I haven’t. Me: Oh. Well, no sense cluttering up your opinions with information, then, is there? William smiled a world-weary smile, at which point my friend steered me to the other end of the bar and informed me that William booked the hottest talk show on television. I doubt if Max ever smack-talked himself out of an audition like that. Maybe envy isn’t keeping me from watching his video, or my own performances. It could be plain old embarrassment. My aversion to my own performances could also be

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Save Falmouth’s water views Falmouth is an unique place to live since it has both a coastal community and a lakefront community on Highland Lake. Residents and visitors are drawn to these areas because they have something in common: they enjoy the water and their beautiful views. You should take notice because the Falmouth Town Council is considering the repeal of a town ordinance that states “the proposed use will not have a significant adverse impact on water views from adjacent and nearby properties and public right of way.” This ordinance has been in force for a short five years and suddenly the Town Council is considering the repeal of this ordinance. What message is the Town Council sending to homeowners with water views? Our opinion is they don’t seem to care if you lose your water view when a “McMansion” is built that blocks your water view. The town puts a high value on these homes with water views, which is reflected in their property taxes. If you want to save your water views, please contact the Town Council and voice your concern before it is too late and the water views that you have enjoyed for a generation or more are gone. Kathryn Tolford, Valle Gooch Falmouth

The View From Away from previous page like how people hate hearing their recorded voices. Or it could be the 1980’s clothes. I did stand-up from the Skinny Leather Tie/Members Only Jacket Era through the height of the Bill Cosby Designer Sweater Fiasco, and the farthest I got into any of my videos was one introduction. I saw a very thin version of myself wearing horizontal stripes that at my current weight would make me look like a Rothko tapestry. I couldn’t turn it off fast enough. People tell me the clothes in the other videos made similarly bold statements. Apparently, in one of them I say something like, “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Who puked on his sweater?’” If the clothes are too upsetting to watch, I can only imagine what unresolved feelings I still have about the performances themselves. Like I said, right now I remember that time very fondly. I learned life lessons that have been invaluable. It may be better not to see how far short of your memories of yourself you fell. This is a difference between performing and most other careers. Insurance salesmen don’t have to watch that time they totally screwed up the difference between term and single premium and feel their shoes fill up with flop sweat all over again. Or worse, have a loved one watch old video of them and say things like, “That’s funny. I remember you being more alive back then.” Yes. I might just let sleeping dogs lie for a while. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at

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fiscal responsibility. Republicans used to be about balanced budgets. Now they’re about stiffing working stiffs and fattening fat cats. This disconnect – the rich get richer at everyone else’s expense – is why the Occupy Wall Street movement has erected tent cities all over the country and the world. I know, I know, you’re as frustrated as I am that the occupiers don’t seem to have a clear agenda, achievable goals such as the end of war or segregation. But this marvelously decentralized, democratic movement does embrace the core value of economic justice. (Want to make a conservative scoff? Use the phrase “economic justice.” No such thing as far as these grumpy Grovers are concerned. There’s “my money” and nothing but “my money.”) But factions of the OWS movement have articulated policy actions that are achievable and desirable. The protesters at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., have prepared “The 99%’s Deficit Proposal,” a fair tax system that would start to restore a measure of social justice to America’s tax policy. Their tax system would start with taxing the wealthiest Americans at a higher rate, a proposal that the majority of Americans and even socially conscious millionaires support. It also proposes taxing capital gains the same as earned income. No one has ever been able to explain to me why investment income (money investors did not work for or “earn”) is taxed at a lower rate than earned income. It should be the other way around. The Occupy tax policy further proposes a small Speculation Tax on the purchase of stocks and bonds, taxing all profits of U.S. corporations whether generated in this country or abroad, and the total elimination of off-shore tax havens. Tax havens cost the U.S. as much as $100 billion a year. You can read the entire proposal on the Occupy Washington, D.C., website, Bottom line: the Republican Party was not always as virulently anti-social as the cast of 2012 presidential candidates would suggest. The GOP needs to purge itself of the Grover Norquist tea party types, or America needs to purge itself of the Republican Party. Personally, I don’t care which it is. 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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Thankless thief 11/24 at 6:50 p.m. A family on Gray Road returned home after Thanksgiving dinner to find their home had been burglarized. Several thousand dollars worth of items were reportedly stolen. The incident is currently under investigation. No other homes in the area reported burglaries that night, police said.

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11/19 at 9:55 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Woods and Longwoods roads. 11/19 at 6:19 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Falmouth Road. 11/21 at 4:40 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1 and Foreside Road. 11/21 at 6:10 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Gray Road. 11/22 at 2:14 a.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane. 11/24 at 8:40 a.m. Lines down on Falmouth Road. 11/24 at 7:01 p.m. General disturbance on Knight Street.

EMS Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 19 calls from Nov. 18-25.

Freeport Arrests 11/23 at 3:37 p.m. Stacey E. Israel, 46, of Appleseed Drive, was arrested by Officer Michael McManus on Main Street on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/26 at 1 a.m. Robert L. Scammon, 27, of Collinsbrook Road, Brunswick, was arrested on Pine Street by Sgt. Nathaniel T. Goodman on charges of operating under the influence and possession of marijuana. 11/27 at 9:09 p.m. William T. Reagan, 61, of Tidal Shore Road, Kennebunkport, was arrested by Officer Brandon Paxton on Beech Hill Road on charges of criminal trespass and refusing to sign a criminal summons.

Summonses 11/25 at 4:10 a.m. Babajide Lawon Eniola, 61, of Cedar Tree Drive, Burtonsville, Md., was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on I-295 North on charges of operating a vehicle without license and possession of suspended or fictitious license.

Why did the chicken cross the lawn? 11/21 at 2:05 p.m. A resident of Church Road contacted police to report chicken had wandered onto their property. Police report the chickens were loose in the neighborhood and creating a problem with a neighborhood dog. The chicken owner was given a warning for animal trespassing.

Sticky situation 11/25 at 4:09 p.m. Police were contacted when residents of Lunt Road found gum or a glue-like substance stuck inside the lock to their trailer.

Fire calls 11/22 at 8:32 a.m. Elevator lockout alarm on Casco Street. 11/23 at 8:40 a.m. Lines down and fire alarm on Holdson Road and Loring Lane. 11/23 at 9:05 a.m. Lines down and fire alarm on Desert Road. 11/23 at 9:30 a.m. Fire alarm on Desert Road. 11/23 at 10:48 a.m. Vehicle accident on Hallowell Road. 11/23 at 12:35 p.m. Lines down on Larue Drive. 11/23 at 12:53 p.m. Fire alarm at Freeport Village Station. 11/23 at 2:25 p.m. Fire alarm on Bow Street. 11/25 at 8:33 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 11/25 at 10:45 a.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1 and Desert Road. 11/26 at 12:43 p.m. Medical emergency on Harraseeket Road. 11/26 at 6:51 p.m. Fire alarm at Freeport Village Station.

EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 14 calls from Nov. 21-27.

Yarmouth Arrests 11/21 at 8:19 a.m. Breanne L. Hodges, 25, of Gray Road, Cumberland, was arrested by Officer Roger Moore on Route 1 on a charge

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EMS North Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to two calls from Nov. 21-27.

Cumberland Arrests from previous page of operating after license suspension. 11/21 at 8:33 a.m. Andrew Clement Paradis, 45, of Route 1, Yarmouth, was arrested by Officer Charles Perkins on Route 1 on a warrant and on a charge of violating condition of release.

Summonses 11/22 at 5:36 p.m. Two 17 year-old boys, of Yarmouth, were issued summonses by Sgt. Daniel Gallant on Bayview Street on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Cacophony on the playground 11/25 at 11:06 p.m. Police were notified of a group of young people hanging out at the Middle School playground on McCartney Street allegedly banging on metal and creating a lot of noise. Police arrived, spoke to the people and told them to move along.

Fire calls 11/21 at 8:10 p.m. Fire alarm on Vespa Lane. 11/21 at 11:57 p.m. Structural fire on Melissa Drive. 11/22 at 7:22 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 11/23 at 3:55 p.m. Fire alarm on Groves Road. 11/25 at 11:06 a.m. Medical emergency on Portland Street. 11/25 at 11:56 p.m. Structural fire on Bates Street. 11/27 at 11:43 a.m. Vehicle accident on Main and Cleaves streets.

EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 15 calls from Nov. 21-27.

Chebeague Arrests No arrests were reported from Nov. 21-28.

North Yarmouth Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from Nov. 14-27.

Fire calls 11/23 at 9:22 a.m. Lines down on Sligo Road. 11/24 at 10:26 p.m. Medical emergency on Haskell Road. 11/26 at 6:25 p.m. Vehicle accident on Walnut Hill Road.

11/18 at 5:42 p.m. Brian Green, 31, of Portland Road, Gray, was arrested by Officer Chris Woodcock on Gray Road on charges of eluding an officer and driving to endanger. 11/18 at 8:48 p.m. Janny Mao, 21, of Pine Street, Portland, was arrested by Officer Chris Woodcock on Route 1 in Falmouth on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation.

Summonses 11/18 at 4:07 p.m. Lucy O'Donal, 42, of Bowen Road, Durham, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Portland Road in Gray on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. 11/20 at 1:25 a.m. A 17-year-old boy, of Cumberland, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on Tuttle Road on a charge of possession of liquor as a minor. 11/20 at 11:04 p.m. Laura Breed, 24, of Dover, N.H., was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on Foreside Road on a charge of permitting an unlawful use of a motor vehicle. 11/20 at 11:53 p.m. Heath Howell, 31, of Bayview Street, Yarmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Ryan Martin on Foreside Road on a charge of operating after suspension. 11/22 at 9:15 a.m. Michael Rugar, 39, of Danville, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Spring Road on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days. 11/26 at 2:41 p.m. Richard Boscherini, 58, of Crestwood Road, was issued a summons by Officer Charles Burnie on a charge of allowing a dog to run at large.

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Fire calls 11/19 at 9:56 a.m. Gas spill on Mill Road. 11/20 at 6:16 p.m. Illegal burn on Foreside Road. 11/23 at 4:49 a.m. Power lines issue on Greely Road Extension. 11/23 at 1:27 p.m. Tree on house on Main Street. 11/23 at 1:28 p.m. Police department assist on Main Street. 11/23 at 5:22 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bruce Hill Road. 11/23 at 6:42 p.m. Power lines issue at Greely and Doughty roads. 11/24 at 7:22 a.m. Detail on Main Street.

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Laurice Ervin Morrill, 91: Greeted strangers as friends CUMBERLAND — Laurice Ervin Morrill, 91, of Freeport, died Nov. 21 at Ledgeview Assisted Living in Cumberland after a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 28, 1919 in Mason a son of Myron and Viola Morrill. As a child, he attended the one-room elementary school in Mason and later graduated from Gould Academy on May 31, 1939. He held jobs at Westbrook Junior College and the South Portland Shipyard before enlisting in the Marines in 1942. During World War II he served in the Pacific at New Caledonia. While home on leave in 1944 he married Theo Paine. Because gas was rationed at the time, his family carpooled to transport guests from Bethel to Waterford. After their wedding, Morrill returned to finish his tour while his wife remained in Freeport and just before he returned home in 1945, their first daughter, Wanda, was born. Morrill worked at the Freeport Shoe Co. until starting his carpentry career, working for a few local carpenters and later starting his own business. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement in 1985.

His favorite activities included doing fun things with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, visiting friends and neighbors, and traveling with family members and friends. He loved to talk to anyone he met along his travels. He and his wife were very active in square dancing, serving as angels for square dance lessons, sponsoring square Morrill dances for elementary students, and starting a teen square dance club which taught many Freeport and surrounding area teens to square dance. The activity that he enjoyed most was gardening, growing both vegetables and lots of flowers. Many area residents enjoyed the bounty from his garden as he shared his cucumbers, tomatoes and other crops. His wife died on Sept. 3, 1994, just short of their 50th wedding anniversary. He was also predeceased by his parents Myron and Viola Morrill; brothers Dwight

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Morrill, Robert Morrill, and Donald Morrill. He is survived by his daughters Wanda (Lloyd) Walkup of Clovis, N.M. and Brenda-Jo (Arthur) Hawkes of Falmouth; three grandchildren Laurie (Joseph) Andrews of Durham, Tony (Karen) Walkup of Clovis, N.M., and William Hawkes of Falmouth; five great-grandchildren Tyler and Kayla Andrews, Ayden Walkup, Zachary Jordan Walkup, Whitney Hanson-Walkup; and his sister Frances Clark of Cape Neddick. The family wishes to thank David and Karen Lander and the staff of Ledgeview Assisted Living for over five years of friendship and care. A time of gathering and visitation was held on Nov. 22 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth followed by a graveside service at Burr Cemetery in Freeport. Donations may be made in Morrill’s memory to the Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene, Parsonage Roof Building Fund, 6 Susan Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.

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Florida in 2000. Joyce graduated from Cheverus High School and later, from Gorham State Teacher’s College. He was the principal of Greely Junior High School in Cumberland for more than 30 years. An avid sports fan, Joyce was particularly devoted to Notre Dame football. He attended Sacred Heart Joyce Church in Yarmouth and most recently was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in The Villages, Fla. Joyce was predeceased by his first wife Susan Story Joyce. He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Patricia Bruce and her husband John of Boston, Mass., Mary Satake and her husband Eiki of Brunswick, and Annmarie Joyce of Portland; step daughters Helen Martin of Howell, Mich., and Ruth Haefner of Lavonia, Mich.; stepsons Gerald Hovis Jr. of Silver Springs, Md., and Richard Hovis of Antigo, Wis.; sister Rosemary Gordon of Kennebunk; granddaughter Erika Joyce of Portland; grandsons Wilder Burns and Milo Burns of Brunswick; and seven step grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Nov. 29 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME, with committal services at Moss Side Cemetery in Cumberland. Visit lindquistfuneralhome. com to share condolences with the family.

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The Forecaster will present its Fall Athletes and Coaches of the Year in next week’s issue. In two weeks, our Winter Sports Preview, featuring a detailed look at each varsity team at every school in our coverage area, will appear.

Fall athletes earn all-star honors By Michael Hoffer Another triumphant fall sports season is in the books and once again, athletes from Forecaster country made headlines from start to finish. As a result, many of Falmouth, Freeport, Greely, Merriconeag, North Yarmouth Academy and Yarmouth’s finest were named to postseason all-star teams. Here’s a look:

Football After winning a second successive Class C state title, the Yarmouth football team, not surprisingly, had several players named to the Western Maine Conference all-star squad. Senior wide receiver Dennis Erving, senior lineman and linebacker Jacob French, senior center Bart Gallagher and senior lineman Ben Weinrich, along with junior running back Caleb Uhl and sophomore quarterback Brady Neujahr were selected, as were Freeport senior wide receiver Chris Farley, junior linebacker Dan Burke and junior safety James Purdy. In Class B, all-stars included Falmouth senior receiver Jack Cooleen, senior quarterback and safety Matt Kingry, senior running back/linebacker Ryan MacDonald and junior running back/linebacker Will Sipperly and Greely senior running back/ defensive back/punter Mike Leeman, junior quarterback/defensive back Drew Hodge and junior running back/linebacker Svenn Jacobson. Class B honorable mentions included Falmouth seniors Sam Bruni, Alex DerHagopian, Scott Jensen, Chris Leete, Aaron Rogers and Will Ryan and Greely senior Christian Pisini and juniors Eric Coyne, Nick Maynard and Tim Storey. Semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy are expected to be named soon. The award, given to the state’s finest senior player, will be bestowed in January.

Boys’ soccer Falmouth’s Class B boys’ soccer state champions had two play-

Correction Last week’s fall sports season recap should have stated that the Greely volleyball team won the Class A state championship.

ers named to the WMC all-star first team, senior Andrew Murry and junior J.P. White. Joining them were Freeport senior Jack Dawe and Yarmouth seniors Chris Knaub, Ryan Maguire and Sam Torres. The second team included Falmouth junior Grant Burfeind and sophomore goalkeeper Will D’Agostino, Freeport junior Parker Matheson, Greely seniors Will McAdoo and Paul Witte and sophomores Matt Crowley and Ted Hart. The Western B regional all-star team included Falmouth’s Murry, White and senior Brandon Tuttle (who had two assists in the West’s 7-3 win over the East in the Senior Bowl) and Yarmouth’s Knaub, Maguire and Torres. The WMC Class C first team featured NYA’s Jackson CohanSmith, Sam Leishman and Ryan Rousseau. Leishman and Rousseau were also named to the Western C regional all-star team. The WMC All-Academic team included Falmouth’s William Jones, Jeremy Lydick and Abyn Reabe-Gerwig, Freeport’s Chris Collins and Josh Weirich and Yarmouth’s Torres and Eamon Costello. All-State, All-New England, All-American and class Player of the Year selections will be announced following Sunday’s Maine Soccer Coaches’ banquet.


Cam Regan helped NYA win the Class C boys’ cross country championship and was a first-team Western Maine Conference all-star this fall.

All-State, All-New England, All-American and class Player of the Year selections will be announced following Sunday’s Maine Soccer Coaches’ banquet.

Field hockey Local field hockey teams enjoyed many special moments this fall and produced not just a state champion in NYA, but also an abundance of all-stars. The WMC Division I first


Cassie Darrow didn’t just help Falmouth’s girls’ soccer team repeat as Class B state champions, she also earned first-team all-star mention.

team included Falmouth’s Megan Fortier and Catherine Hebson, Greely’s CeCi Hodgkins and Meaghan Labbe and Yarmouth’s Susannah Daggett. Falmouth’s Leika Scott, Greely’s Emily Curato and Yarmouth’s Kallie Hutchinson and Catie O’Toole made the second team. The Division II first team featured Freeport’s Kayla Thurlow and NYA’s Katherine Millett and Katie Cawley. Freeport’s Meagan Peacock and Chelsey Small and NYA’s

Jen Brown and Bailey Clock were named to the second team. Greely’s Hodgkins was named the Outstanding Player in WMC Class B. Falmouth’s Fortier and Greely’s Hodgkins and Labbe were named to the Class B All-State team. Freeport’s Thurlow and NYA’s Cawley and Millett made the Class C All-State squad. Falmouth’s Hebson and Yarmouth’s Daggett and O’Toole

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Girls’ soccer The WMC girls’ all-star team also featured an abundance of familiar names, paced by Alex Bernier, Caitlin Bucksbaum and Cassie Darrow from Class B champion Falmouth. They were joined by Freeport’s Jocelyn Davee and Alex Mitch, Greely’s Audrey Parolin, Libby Thomas and Sammi Toorish and Yarmouth’s Megan Decker and Ali Merrill. The Class C team included NYA’s Moira LaChance, Chloe Leishman and Hannah Twombly. The All-Academic team included Falmouth’s Caroline Bauer, Ashleigh Burton, Annie Criscione, Sarah Hemphill, Olivia Hoch, Sarah Hogan and McKenzie Mye and Yarmouth’s Claudia Lockwood. Greely’s Parolin and Toorish were named to the Western A regional all-star team. Falmouth’s Bernier, Bucksbaum and Darrow, along with Yarmouth’s Decker, were named to the Western B squad.


The fourth annual Greely hockey Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K was held in Cumberland on Thanksgiving morning. The race benefits the Greely hockey programs. Despite a snowstorm the day before, the event enjoyed its largest turnout yet with 331 finishers. The top overall male finisher was Todd Kitchen of Cumberland and the top overall female was Jen Rohde of Cumberland.

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Freeport honors top fall athletes By Michael Hoffer Freeport’s fall sports teams did some memorable things and each team honored top athletes at the school’s recent Fall Athletic Awards night. Football reached the playoffs for the first time in 2011. Luke LaMagna was named the team’s top offensive player.

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Chris Farley was honored as the best defensive player. James Purdy was given the Boosters’ Pride and Character award. The junior varsity squad gave its Booster’s Pride and Character award to Adam Brobst. Jacob Farmer and Sam Wogan earned Athletic Excellence awards. The boys’ soccer team made it to the postseason and won a preliminary round contest. Jack Dawe and Landon Easler both earned Coaches’ award. Alex Campbell won the Boosters’ Pride and Character award. The JV team’s Booster’s Pride and Character award went to Gage Golding. Nick Nelsonwood and Brendan Qualls earned Athletic Excellence awards. The first team gave its Boosters’ Pride and Character award to Mike Harrison. Blake Enrico and Parker Masison earned Athletic Excellence awards. The girls’ squad also got to the playoffs and won a game. Coaches’ awards were bestowed on Jess Hench and Naomi Otis. Alex Mitch won the Boosters’ Pride and Character award.

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Character award winner was Taylor Schenker. Audrey Balzer and Rebecca Harrison won Athletic Excellence awards. Both cross country teams continued the school’s recent run of excellence. The boys’ Golden Arrow award went to Nick Sweet. Taylor Saucier won the Winged Shoe award. Victor Skorapa took home the Boosters’ Pride and Character award. On the girls’ side, the Golden Arrow award went to Hayley Steckler. Nina Davenport won the Winged Shoe award. continued page 16

The JV team gave its Boosters’ Pride and Character award to Lindsay Wold. Abby Latulippe and Alyssa Richardson won Athletic Excellence awards. The first team’s Boosters’ Pride and Character award was won by Kaitlin Johnson. Hannah Morrissey and Margo Ruby won Athletic Excellence awards. Field hockey had a solid season and reached the postseason. Kayla Thurlow was selected the team’s Most Valuable Player. Tallie Martin was named Most Improved Player. Jenny Breau won the Boosters’ Pride and Character award. The JV team’s Boosters’ Pride and

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Chene qualified for the All-Academic team. On the girls’ side, Falmouth’s Madeline Roberts and Jena Mannette, Greely’s Kirstin Sandreuter and Eva Bates and Yarmouth’s Sarah Becker and Gabrielle Beaulieu made the WMC first team. Falmouth’s Grace Dancoes, Freeport’s Nina Davenport, Merriconeag’s Teagan Wu and Samantha Pierce and NYA’s Hillary Detert were second teamers. Falmouth’s Molly Paris and Emily Rand, Greely’s Alexandra Day, Anne Dedon, Sarah Ezzio, Melissa Jacques, Kimberly Johnson and Amanda Stewart, NYA’s Detert, Hadley Gibson, Sarah Jordan, Maggie Meixell and Morgan Scully and Yarmouth’s Laurel Hurd, Hannah Potter and Phoebe Walsh qualified for the All-Academic team.

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Cross country The WMC boys’ All-Conference cross country first team included Tim Follo and Thomas Edmonds from Class B state champion Falmouth, Cam Regan from Class C champion NYA, Merriconeag’s Jack Pierce and Greely’s Stefan Sandreuter and Nathan Madeira. Falmouth’s Jay Lesser, Henry Briggs and Conor McGrory, Freeport’s Taylor Saucier, NYA’s Rudy Guliani and Evan Kendall and Yarmouth’s Braden Becker qualified for the second team. Falmouth’s Follo qualified for the AllState team. Greely’s Madeira and Sandreuter and Merriconeag’s Pierce were honorable mentions. Falmouth’s Toby Aicher, Follo, Kyle Grigel, Colby Howland, Samuel Kane, Lee Larson, James McCatherin, McGrory, James Polewaczyk, Reid Pryzant, William Robinson and Ryan Tarter, Freeport’s Charlie Baker, Greely’s James Currie, Isaak Emery, Greg Furland and Sandreuter, NYA’s Alex Coffin, Robert Field, Guliani, Kendall, Ethan Liu, Grant McPherson, Regan, Kevin Schwarm, Brian Trelegan and Nate Ward-

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Golf The SMAA Northern division golf all-star first team featured Will Bucklin and Matt Packard of Class A champion Falmouth. Falmouth’s Joe Lesniak was named to the second team. Greely’s Kyle Megathlin was a Central Division first teamer. Teammate Kyle Bickford was named to the second team. Greely’s Edith Aromando and Sarah Hansen were named girls’ all-stars. Aromando also qualified for the AllAcademic team.

Senior Sam Torres did a little of everything for the Yarmouth boys’ soccer team this fall and was a deserving addition to the WMC all-star team.

Junior Haleigh Roach and the Greely volleyball team won the Class A title this fall. Roach was named to the allstate team for her efforts. FILE

In the WMC, NYA’s George Doolan and Yarmouth’s Cal Cooper, Pete Carley, Red DeSmith, Nick Lainey and Ethan Andrews all made the all-star team.

Volleyball Both Greely and Yarmouth captured volleyball championships this fall and had players named to the all-state first team.

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The Rangers were represented by senior Maggie Bradley, the Clippers by senior Morgan Cahill. They were joined by Falmouth senior Nicole Rogers. The second team included Falmouth senior Laney Briggs and Greely junior Haleigh Roach. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Freeport from page 14 Bethanie Knighton took home the Boosters’ Pride and Character award. The Coach’s award for the golf team

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Good Deeds The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce presented a check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. A portion of the proceeds from the recent chamber-sponsored 2011 Freeport Kitchen Tour event was designated for the Freeport “Women Build” project through Habitat for Humanity. Oakhurst Dairy and the Maine Red Claws announced that they will join forces to help support Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. During the upcoming season, Oakhurst Dairy will donate $500 to the Clubs each time the Maine Red Claws score more than 100 points at one of the team’s 24 home games. Oakhurst has pledged to donate up to $5,000. The Planet Dog Foundation, a Portland-based nonprofit organization, awarded a $10,000 grant to Maine Medical Center to fund its therapy dog program for the next three years. The hospital has an active team of 37 trained volunteer handlers and 41 dogs that visit most units in the hospital, including the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. The grant will be used to provide materials for existing teams and to expand the program to 50 dogs. The Foundation awarded 10 grants to canine service organizations in celebration of 10 years of giving. Town and Country Federal Credit Union Maine recently awarded $5,000

to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland as a part of their Better Neighbor Fund Contest. Falmouth Sea Grill will be a drop-off location this holiday season for Toys for Tots. People can drop off new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages from Dec. 1-14 at the Falmouth Sea Grill 215 Foreside Road, Falmouth. For more information visit SolAmore Hospice of South Portland teamed up with volunteers from Biddeford’s 50 Plus Club to ensure that 10 needy families would have a happy Thanksgiving. Employees from SolAmor and volunteers from the 50 Plus Club donated turkeys, stuffing, potatoes and all the fixings to fill baskets delivered to families in the area.

Awards Kate Anagnostis, a massage therapist from Brunswick, was selected to receive the Meritorious Award from the Maine Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association. The award honors one member from each chapter who has volunteered in an altruistic manner. Anagnostis has been an athletic trainer since 1983 and broadened her professional skills and graduated from the Downeast School of Massage where she now teaches sports massage. She volunteered with the Athens Sports Massage Team for the Athens Summer Olympics and has worked with high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes. She is also the massage therapy coordinator for the TDBank Beach to Beacon 10k and the athletic trainer at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. KeyBank awarded Anne Walp, executive director and founder of Casa, with the

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Key4Women Achieve Award during its annual Key4Women Forum. The Achieve Award is given to a woman entrepreneur who successfully executes her business vision; contributes meaningfully to the community; and shows a strong willingness to serve as a model and resource to other women entrepreneurs. Walp founded the nonprofit Casa in 1979. Its mission is to support a warm, nurturing environment that promotes growth and independence for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Cumberland County. Ruth J. Libby, CEO and founder of Ruth’s Reusable Resources was awarded the Maine Principals Association Golden Apple Award for her work to help teachers. Founded in 1994, Ruth’s Reusable Resources began with the concept of taking unwanted items from businesses and individuals and making them available for teachers to use in their classrooms. Through her efforts, she has taught communities that re-purposing, re-using, and recycling benefits everyone. In 18 years, Ruth’s Reusable Resources has given away more than $37 million worth of furniture, paper, books, office supplies, and computers to Maine schools and nonprofits. Denise Douglas of Clark Insurance received Safeco Insurance’s Award of Excellence. The award is given to insurance agents recognized for outstanding underwriting results and business production for the nationwide property and casualty insurer.


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Susan Gallo, of the Maine Audubon in Falmouth, received a national conservation fellowship that will allow her to advance conservation of at-risk species and habitats in Maine. As a TogetherGreen Fellow, Gallo will expand Maine Audubon’s citizen science program and will work with local middle and high school students to conduct “Healthy Lake Check Ups” for lakeside property owners. Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley, of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, recently announced the recipients of the Maine Judicial Branch performance awards for 2011. Ravi Jackson, of Brunswick, was recognized as the Outstanding Judicial Employee of the Year, an award conferred on a person who, during the course of the preceding year, has best exemplified the qualities of competence in providing court services, commitment to the public service, respect, courtesy to fellow employees and members of the public, and a willingness to learn and grow. Sherry Wilkins of Cape Elizabeth received the Judicial Branch Career Performance Award, given to the person who consistently contributes above and beyond expected job responsibilities to further the Judicial Branch mission.



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

Greater Portland Auditions

The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, $50/$35 for Telling Room volunteers, FMI 774-6064.

Ajkun Ballet Theater, New York City-based dance company, holding auditions in February and March 2012 in New York City; FMI visit

Sacred Stories of Challenge and Hope of Immigrants and Refugees, 4-6 p.m., South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, arrive by 3:45, no admission beyond 4 p.m., FMI 767-3201.

Books & Authors Story Time, every Monday morning, 9:30 a.m., Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 899-9279.

Saturday 12/3 Toni Buzzeo book signing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Millcreek Plaza, 50 Market St., South Portland, FMI 799-2659.

Tuesday 12/6 Reading by poet Arielle Greenberg, 7 p.m., Room 133, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, FMI 228-8393.

Wednesday 12/7 Barbara Walsh to speak on “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.

Thursday 12/8 Line, image and arc in the free verse poem workshop, 5:30-8 p.m.,

Sunday 12/18 Book Discussion of “Cleopatra,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, FMI 443-5141.

Comedy Sunday 12/4 ”A Holiday Visit with Ida” with comedian Susan Poulin, 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $15, FMI 774-7200.

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

Thursday 12/1 Palestinian Film Festival, runs through Dec. 3, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 for SPACE members, FMI 828-5600.

Saturday 12/3 Viva Lebowski 2011: a tribute to the Coen Brothers, 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI 791-2695.

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 Simone Weil, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 SPACE members/Free to USM students and staff with ID, 828-5600.

Galleries Friday 12/2 ”Art for Everyone:” a collection of donated art, 5-8 p.m., Goodwill Headquarters, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ”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.

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”In the Forest by the Sea,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 2012, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI 253-6808. ”Port of Portland:” A Ship-Shaped History, 5 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 3, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 443-1316.

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”Vanishing Acts” and “My Chicago,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Dec. 22, Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499.

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

Thursday 12/8 ”Something Blue,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI 781-2620.

Music Thursday 12/1 Jeffrey Foucault & Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, FMI 761-1757.

Friday 12/2 Connor Garvey and Tall Heights, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609. ”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI



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Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, will present performances of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 8-11. A special “pay what you can” performance for families will be held on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Shows Dec. 9-10 start at 7:30 p.m. and the Dec. 11 show begins at 2 p.m. For more information call 865-5505. Home Time Radio, shows Dec. 2-3 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $10 advance/$15 door, FMI 865-2220.

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Series: The Art of the Fugue, 2 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 761-1522.

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Tuesday 12/13

”Elmo Makes Music,” runs through Dec. 11, Cumberland County Civic Center,

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Theater & Dance

Carolyn Currie, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, $8 adults/$6 children, FMI 780-4249.

”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets through or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.

Spirituals, Carols and Holiday Favorites, runs Dec. 10 7:30 p.m., St. Jude’s Church, Main St., Falmouth, and Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, $10, FMI

Thursday 12/1 A Celtic Christmas, through Dec. 11, 7 p.m, Sat./Sun. 2 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland,

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Friday 12/2 ”Holidays from Heaven and Hell,” 7:30 p.m., $5, CTN5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, FMI 671-9481. Swing Dance with live music by WailBone Swing Band, 7 p.m., North Deering Grange, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, $10, FMI 653-5012.

Friday 12/9 ”Gift of the Magi,” Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., additional Dec. 11 show at 2 p.m., Williston-Immanuel Church, 156 High St., Portland, $15 adults/$10 seniors, FMI and reservations ”Love’s Old Sweet Song,” Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 suggested donation, FMI

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”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.

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

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

Films Tuesday 12/13 ”Fixing the Future:” Creating Local Jobs and Building Prosperity, screening, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242.


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”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.

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‘Nutcracker’ bigger, better than ever By Scott Andrews With Turkey Day behind us, the Christmas season is in full swing. And southern Maine’s arts and entertainment producers are out in full force for the next few weeks. This weekend’s biggest Christmas show is Maine State Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” I was thrilled when I saw it last weekend, and urge anyone who hasn’t attended recently to get out to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium for the final four performances. The Choral Art Society’s “Christmas at the Cathedral,” one of my personal favorite events of the season, is slated for four performances in Portland this Saturday and Sunday. The annual production of Broadway at Good Theater, which typically features about 50 percent Christmas material, runs Dec. 1-4 in Portland. Among non-Christmas offerings, Big Band Syndrome is a new locally produced event that features mostly original material by southern Maine musicians. BBS debuts Dec. 2 at Portland’s State Theatre.

‘The Nutcracker’ Bigger than ever. That’s the mantra for the Maine State Ballet’s 35th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” I revisited this show this past weekend after not attending for a few years, and I was thrilled with the experience. With a huge cast, live orchestra and elegant costumes, this is a big, big colorful event. If you haven’t seen MSB’s “Nutcracker” recently, I urge you to get out this weekend for the last four performances. Artistic director for this (and the past 34) productions is MSB co-founder Linda MacArthur Miele, a former dancer with New York City Ballet under the direction of the legendary George Balanchine. She has licensed Balanchine’s copyrighted choreography for two of the scenes from the first act. Dancers are drawn from MSB’s teaching staff and students. They range from pre-schoolers to fully professional adult dancers. The total number is 292, but because of rotating casts, not all appear on stage together. The 35-piece professional orchestra performs under the direction of Karla Kelley, while the dazzling costuming was created by MSM co-director Gail Csoboth. Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Christmas at the Cathedral Emotionally drained by the shopping madness of Black Friday? Then recover your Christmas spirit this weekend with something diametrically opposite, when the majesty of Portland’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception provides a perfectly relaxed and spiritually uplifting venue for the Choral Art Society’s annual musical celebration of the season. Entering its 24th edition, Christmas at the Cathedral has become a personal favorite of mine. The Society’s 60 voices perform a wide variety of holiday and seasonal pieces, accompanied by trumpets and brass from the Portland Brass Quintet and the organ, played by Dan Moore. The voices and instrumentalists fill the beautiful church all the way up to its magnificent vaulted ceiling. Audiences will hear traditional holiday songs such as “The First Noel” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful” among several other more rarely performed holiday pieces, some dating to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A truly moving concert highlight is the candlelit procession and performance of “Silent Night,” which concludes the evening. There are four performances at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. in Portland: Dec. 3 at noon and 8 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call CAS at 828-0043.

Broadway at Good Theater Another excellent annual event for the Christmas season is Broadway at Good Theater, which features local singers and a genuine star of American musical theater. The big names from New York perform with this small professional theater company thanks to the myriad Broadway connections of artistic director and co-founder Brian P. Allen. The Broadway luminary for 2011 is Kevin Earley,

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and I think we’ve done it. The cast of 18 is amazing, and to have this music performed live without microphones in the beautiful St. Lawrence space makes this my favorite event of the year.” Catch Broadway at Good Theater at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) in Portland for five performances: Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Call Good Theater at 885-5883.

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Clara and the nutcracker prince take a journey through the Christmas Tree Forest to the Palace of Sweets in Maine State Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which runs through this weekend in Portland.

who has played starring roles in “Les Miserables” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” He’ll be joined by 17 singers from southern Maine, most of them longtime Good Theater performers, plus a three-piece band under the direction of Victoria Stubbs. This year marks the professional company’s 10th anniversary, and Allen’s program pays tribute to prior productions, with show tunes from such musicals as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Spitfire Grill,” “Ruthless” and “Baby.” Seasonal and Christmas tunes were penned by top Broadway and Hollywood composers and lyricists of the mid-20th century. “This is our biggest set of concerts yet,” Allen said. “I wanted to pull out all the stops for our 10th anniversary

A new musical event debuts this Friday in Portland, and it has nothing to do with Christmas. Big Band Syndrome, a production of the Fogcutters, transforms and transports contemporary music written by Maine singer-songwriters and local bands backwards in time into the format of the Big Band era of the mid-20th century. The local musicians are Jacob Augustine, Dave Gutter (of Rustic Overtones/Paranoid Social Club), Spose, Darien Brahms, Zach Jones, Dominic Lavoie (of The Lucid), the Mallett Brothers, Lyle Divinsky and Sly-Chi. The Fogcutters are a 21-piece big band with a fresh approach to a traditional style of music that incorporates modern sounds and a melting pot of musical styles. The band plays standard big band repertoire but isn’t afraid to cross into uncharted territories. Two songs each from the local writers will be transformed into Big Band style, according to Brian Graham of the Fogcutters. “Most of the show will be original arrangements,” Graham said. “We will of course pay homage to the great bands that pioneered Big Band music, but the majority of the night will be original arrangements done by Maine musicians. One of the things that makes this show special is the fact that it’s 100 percent local. Everything you see and hear is produced by a local artist/musician.” Catch this unique act at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. in Portland. Call 956-6000.

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Greater Portland Benefits Christmas Tree Sale, South Portland & Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, begins Nov. 25, Mill Creek Park, FMI

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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, guests are encouraged to come in cos-

Holiday Artfest to benefit Wolfes Neck Farm, runs through Dec. 4., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4, Art Guild Gallery 140

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Saturday 12/3 ChristmasTree/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 774-6238. The Big Chill Arts, Crafts and Vintage Holiday Sale to benefit Mayo St. Arts Center, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609. Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI

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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. More information is available on the Town’s website at or call 781-5253, ext 5335.

A Christmas Special for the Portland Area, 7 p.m., donations accepted for A Heart for Haiti Mission of Orphans, Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Friday 12/9 About Face to benefit Merrill Memorial Library, 6 p.m., 215 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 725-9436.

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Thursday 12/1 58th Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.,

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Meetings Falmouth

Mon. 12/5 7 p.m. Conservation Commission TH Tue. 12/6 6:30 p.m. Planning Board TH Tue. 12/6 7 p.m. School Board Workshop New Elementary Wed. 12/7 4 p.m. Falmouth Economic Improvement TH

Cumberland Tue. 12/6 Wed. 12/7

Freeport Mon. 12/5 Mon. 12/5 Tue. 12/6 Wed. 12/7

7 p.m. Legislative Update 7 p.m. Lands and Conservation Commission 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

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Thu. 12/1 7 p.m. Town Council Workshop Wed. 12/7 6:30 p.m. Parks and Lands Wed. 12/7 7 p.m. Zoning Board


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Thu. 12/1 7 p.m. Conservation Commission Mon. 12/5 6:30 p.m. Recreation Committee Tue. 12/6 7 p.m. Board of Selectmen

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1025 Westbrook St., Portland, FMI 831-1560. 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., Portland, FMI World AIDS Day Reception, 4-7 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, Ed 774-6877 ext. 8013.

Saturday 12/3 A Walnut Hill Christmas holiday gift show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North

TH TH TH Greely High School


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 to benefit the Root Cellar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-5814.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Cumberland United Methodist Church, 5 Upper Methodist Road, West Cumberland, FMI 657-4638.

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Community Calendar from previous page 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. St. Bart’s Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 781-3805. Tours of Oak St. Lofts, 12-2 p.m., 72 Oak St., Portland, FMI 553-7780 ext. 253.

Navigating the lipstick jungle, 5:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15, 7801686. South Portland Land Trust Annual Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, FMI 615-7840.

Friday 12/9 Safe Passage Open House, 5:307:30 p.m., 81 Bridge St., Yarmouth.

Saturday 12/10

Yarmouth Historical Society open house, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Old Ledge Schoolhouse, 121 West Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-6259.

Holiday Craft Fun, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $5, Falmouth Corner Preschool, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, FMI 878-1192.

Sunday 12/4

Sunday 12/11

Jingle Bell Run Freeport 5k, 8:30 a.m., $20 pre-registration/$25 race day registration, Freeport High School, FMI 800-639-2113.

Advent Vespers Candelight Service, 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Wreaths Across America candlelight vigil, 4 p.m., Freeport Fire Department, Main St., Freeport, FMI 865-3414.

Call for Volunteers

Monday 12/5 Cumberland Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Town Center, FMI 829-4687. Freeport Creative Arts Conversation Series: The art & craft of publishing online, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $5, FMI

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

AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or

school 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. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express needs volunteers, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, FMI, Jennifer, 8710618. Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced 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 or 824-2440.

Readiness in Writing, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, $120, FMI 415-8412.

Tuesday 12/6 Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know, 6-9 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., East Tower, Portland, $35, FMI and to register

Saturday 12/10 Focus on Philanthropy: the act

of leadership, 10 a.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, FMI and to register,

Tuesday 12/13 Staying the Course, 7:15-9 a.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland.

Health & Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group meets on the third Tues. of every month, Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Port-

land, FMI (508) 810-1329.

Just for Seniors

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

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

Dining Out Saturday 12/3

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for volunteers to be area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666.

Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, adults $8/ children $5, FMI 846-4724.

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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.

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are interested in.” Cooper said construction will begin as soon as they have approvals from the state fire marshal and town code enforcement officer. Potter Jason Kendeigh, a board member and Yarmouth resident, said the construction will be completed in phases. Phase 1 will include improvements to the down-

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in front of the building will be considered. Some of the construction can begin as soon as January, he said, and Cooper said she hopes classes can start by next spring. “It’s been so exciting,” she said. “There has been enormous community support and I think it will be wildly successful.”

are) neighbors all around. But there’s plenty of areas in the town where it wouldn’t be a bother to anybody.” Councilor Ron Copp noted that with people unable to buy legal fireworks, some may resort to making their own. “I think, let the state control it,” Copp said. “Because if (people) can go buy firecrackers, they might not try to make their own and blow their fingers off.” Councilor Tom Gruber, who suggested a permitting process, said his concern is fires. “I can’t get around that issue,” he said.

“... I agree, you can give someone a piece of paper, and you can give them instructions; they’ll probably use that to light the fireworks. I don’t see that being enough without some type of control.” Pride said he has seen “very, very few fires,” and that “it is an issue, but it’s probably a little bit overrated.” He suggested that fireworks could be banned in drier conditions, if they were allowed in general.

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has witnessed how online problems can often turn physical. She said mentoring programs like Seeds of Independence and Boys to Men are positive ways to reach out to students. Workshops, panels and group discussions are helpful too, she said. “We are looking for ways to impact as many students in the RSU 5 community as possible and bring all three communities together,” Bennell said. “And even more than that, we are working to reduce sexism and violence while trying to make our schools a tolerant and respectful place.” Salter said there is a need to address these issues in all schools in the RSU 5 district and in all three communities. “TARP is not just about preventing bullying. It is about promoting compassion, respect and civility and cultivating an appreciation for differences, therefore creating a safer environment for (students) to flourish as they are developing into adults,” Salter said. The next TARP meeting will be Thursday, Dec.1, at 4 p.m. at the Freeport Community Library. The meeting is open to the public. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.

said they expect to spend $13 million to build a small deli and farmers market; convert the Plummer building to an office building; provide the town the option of using the Motz building as a community center; create a town green that could later be deeded back to the town, and build an apartment building, townhouses and singlefamily homes. As part of the proposal, the Friends School of Portland, a Quaker school, would purchase the Lunt School building and use it as is, while maintaining public access to the woods and trails behind the school. Friends School currently rents space on Mackworth Island. There are no plans for a library. The proposal comes after voters in June narrowly rejected a $5 million proposal to move Falmouth Memorial Library to Lunt School, turn Motz into a community center and renovate Plummer, depending on tenant interest. Property behind the schools would have been sold. A trail system and federally protected land behind the Lunt School could still cause problems for the town, because it must offset sale of that property with the purchase of public land elsewhere. This issue is yet to be resolved, but Harris said he is confident the town could overcome that before any deal is finalized. 424 Walnut Hill Road North Yarmouth, ME


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Harris said he sees the market and deli as an anchor that would draw tenants to the other commercial sites, comparing his vision for the building to Yarmouth’s Rosemont Market or the Bow Street Market in Freeport. He said Plummer could have retail space on the first floor and medical offices on the second floor. He said he has experience updating old buildings and is considering applying for Historic Preservation tax credits, but that the proposal is not reliant on the credits. Both Culley and Harris live in Falmouth. Culley grew up in town and attended Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. His company, Redfern Properties, built one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum-level homes in Maine, and is currently working on a seven-unit condominium building on York Street in Portland. Harris moved from New York City eight years ago after working for J.P Morgan as an investment banker. He started North Atlantic Properties in 2003, and owns several properties in Portland: the Flyte New Media and Hartford Insurance building on Commercial Street, the Rivalries and Zapoteca building on Fore Street and an industrial building in East Bayside. The pair has brought on Phil Kaplan, who lives across the street from the Falmouth school buildings, as their lead architect. Civil engineer Tom Greer, whose company, Pinkham & Greer, has done work for the town in the past; architects Soren DeNiord and Tom Lee of dL Studio, and green building consultant Gunnar Hubbard of Fore Solutions make up the rest of the project team. The proposal would be entirely funded by private capital. It does not make use of the town’s offer to consider tax increment financing. “These people on the council who prefer OceanView, it’s because it’s private money they’d be using,” Harris said. “We’ve proposed the same sort of thing.” Culley said their proposal would provide a place for everyone in Falmouth to enjoy. “We have a lot of respect for OceanView, but we feel strongly this is a better deal for Falmouth,” he said. OceanView project manager Chris Wasileski said his company is submitting several different proposals, but he would

not reveal any details “out of respect for the (town’s) process.” Culley and Harris said they are confident the seven single-family homes they propose, at around the median Falmouth home price of approximately $400,000, and the 12 townhouses, which would be more affordable, will sell. They would retain ownership of the 10 rental apartments. There would also be an additional commercial building near the market, which could house a variety of tenants. Culley and Harris declined to say how much they or the Friends School have offered the town for the properties, because the council has made it clear it wants that information kept secret for now. “We want to have a dialog with the public,” Culley said. “We think there should be a conversation about this.” Because the bids are sealed until the council makes a decision, no other bidders could be reached for comment. Town Manager Nathan Poore refused to say how many bids the town received for the properties, citing his need to “protect the town’s bargaining power.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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YARMOUTH — Alan B. Stearns of Hallowell was selected from among 26 applicants to become executive director of the Royal River Conservation Trust. Stearns was deputy director of the state Bureau of Parks and Lands from 2007 until this year, and previously worked in the governor’s office and the state Department of Transportation. He also has experience in conservation land acquisitions, forest and recreational planning and easement stewardship. RRCT is a regional land trust that holds conservation land and easements in a half a dozen towns in the Royal River watershed, extending from Yarmouth to Auburn. Stearns succeeds Henry G. Nichols, who served as executive director for nine years.

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to see what works best. But some lobstermen and island residents oppose the two locations over concerns that the farms will interfere with fishing and moorings. At least 13 people have submitted letters requesting an adjudicatory hearing on the Chebeague Island lease, and at least five have requested the same hearing for Jewell Island. The Chebeague Island hearing will be held Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chebeague Island Hall Community Center, 247 South Road. The Jewell Island hearing will be held Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at Community Hall on Cliff Island. The hearings are formal fact-finding sessions where witnesses will be called to testify under oath. It will then be up to the DMR commissioner to determine whether the lease interferes unreasonably with lobster fishing and other uses of the areas. Those who wrote letters asking for the Chebeague Island hearing, including the Chebeague Island harbor master, several long-time lobstermen, and representatives from the Chebeague Island Community Association, expressed concerns that the proposed location would interfere with lobster fishing, a planned future town mooring site, and riparian rights for nearby landowners. The Jewell Island letters were all faxed together to the DMR and contained no reasons for their hearing request. Each requester signed a brief statement requesting the hearing. They did not provide addresses or contact information. Dobbins said he and Olson have been preparing for the hearings, while in the midst of their busiest season at the kelp nursery at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Commercial Street in Portland. He would not elaborate on their plans for testimony at the hearing, or share his thoughts on the hearing, saying only that they hope lobstermen will be the prime users of the aquaculture they develop with these leases. “This can all co-exist,” Dobbins said. “We just have to convince everyone it can.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

does not provide the same service as the Falmouth Flyer. “Our bus is not available for us to go downtown whenever we’d like to do it,” Connie Dayton said. “It does not take us to doctor’s appointments. Well, it does do that, but it’s extremely expensive. (Without the Flyer) people like us, who don’t have a bus, will be trapped.” OceanView bus driver Jim Donnelly confirmed that the bus is not used for routine trips, but only for special events planned at least several weeks in advance. While several OceanView residents discussed the fear of losing their independence, Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee Co-Chairman Jed Wright said his two children have gained independence using the Flyer. “This is something we invest in for our community,” Wright said. “I don’t own a boat, but I value our harbor, our harbor master. I see that as a valuable part of our community.” Others compared the bus cost to the tax dollars used to fund public education, even though not everyone in town utilizes the schools. Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic also spoke at the hearing, praising Falmouth’s two Metro board members, Town Manager Nathan Poore and Councilor Bonny Rodden, who is Metro’s vice president, for their contribution to cost-saving measures for the bus system. “I have watched the town of Falmouth wanting to become more sustainable. In my view, public transportation is a critical element of that,” Suslovic said. A representative from Goodwill Industries spoke in favor of the service, citing the need to transport employees and clients to and from the Falmouth store. Westbrook Town Councilor and Greater Portland Transit District President Michael Foley also praised the Falmouth Flyer as “such a true success story that we have other communities, like Gorham, considering adding the bus service.”

But not everyone was in favor of continuing the service. “We’ve heard a lot of compelling stories about the usage of the bus, but we haven’t seen numbers about how many Falmouth residents use the bus,” Ledgewood Drive resident Rick Proctor said. Metro provided the town with a 10-month ridership survey for the Flyer, which showed approximately 65,000 rides so far this year. However, the numbers were not broken down to show how many were Falmouth residents. Resident John Winslow said he would like to see the town reduce the number of trips the bus makes, and compromise by reducing the amount the town pays for the bus, but still maintain the service. Although the council voted to stay in the Metro district, the debate is likely to come up again. Although some speakers asked the council to approve a five-year agreement it was clear that was not something that was going to happen. “It’s a welcome dialog to have,” Councilor Chris Orestis said. “I will continue to be a supporter of the bus, but I welcome this dialog. It shows Falmouth in a very good light.”

Quiet zones The town will also be moving forward with plans to “channelize” railroad crossings as a way to increase safety and maintain train whistle quiet zones from Blackstrap Road to the Cumberland town line. Approximately 25 people stayed late into the evening Monday to show their support for the proposal to install median dividers that extend 100 feet on each side of the railroad crossings to prevent drivers from going around and crossing the tracks when the gates are down. The work is expected to cost $127,000. If the town makes the changes, it will qualify for a train whistle quiet zone. While train conductors will still be able to blow whistles if they see an obstruction or person on or near the tracks, they will not blow it routinely when crossing intersections. The Amtrak Downeaster train service to Brunswick is expected to run up to six times per day along the route, in addition

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to the freight trains that already use the tracks. After the recent renovations made to the tracks, residents said Monday that the freight trains are moving much faster. The Downeaster is expected to travel at around 60 mph. Inverness Road resident Bruce Perry, who lives near the Woodville Road crossing, told a story of a day he was almost struck by a train. “I have two young kids, I was driving down Woodville Road, it was the middle of summer, my windows were down. You’d think I’d be able to hear the train whistle,” he said. “My kids were yelling, they’re 3 and 5 (years old), and I went through that Woodville stop there, and only then did I hear that horn blow. The engine was 50, maybe 100 feet away. I had time, but I scared myself, my kids. The whistle, in that sense, did nothing.” Several other speakers called on the council to install the channelization measures to help keep inexperienced drivers safe as the trains ramp up speed through Falmouth. All the councilors gave consent for the town staff to pursue the quiet zone. Poore said the town would submit the paperwork and won’t plan on actual construction until Amtrak’s plans to proceed up to Brunswick are confirmed. “But these improvements would have to be made to keep a no-whistle zone (at Blackstrap and Falmouth roads),” he said. An accident at the Blackstrap Road crossing last year eliminated the quiet zone, although it does not take effect until 2013. Channelization would reinstate that quiet zone. “If you want to maintain a quiet zone, you have to do this anyway,” Poore said. The council will vote on spending the money for the improvements at its Dec. 12 meeting. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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Unsung hero from page 5 Maravich, father of future basketball phenomenon “Pistol” Pete Maravich. Linkovich went on to Springfield College to work on his master’s degree, and while there he received the offer to come to Bowdoin. “The College wanted me to be the athletic trainer and soccer coach for a salary of $2,700,” he said, “but I told them I couldn’t do both.” Because of his engaging personality – Linkovich will talk to anyone – and his ubiquitous presence at Bowdoin events, he


became friends with thousands of Bowdoin students over the years. The Classes of 1958 and 1959 made him an “honorary member,” and in 1980 he received the Bowdoin Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff in recognition of his outstanding service and devotion to the college. Many other honors have come Linkovich’s way (none of which he mentioned during an interview): Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame, Beaver County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame, Davis and Elkins College Athletic Hall of Fame, Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, and the American College Hockey Association Jim Fullerton Award “for one who loves the purity of sport,” just


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to name a few. One more point of pride: Linkovich was a trainer for the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid in 1980, the site of the “Miracle on Ice.” Linkovich said he has been driven not by public recognition, but by his love of sport and his affection for people, especially young athletes. “Playing a sport teaches you how to get along with people and how to deal with things when they go your way,” he said, “and when they do not.”


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On what it takes to be a good athletic trainer: “Use your common sense. Don’t do something you’re not qualified to do.” On what it takes to be a good coach: “You have to be able to pick the players and then get them to play together. And you have to maintain good discipline.” On Bowdoin students: “They’re good kids and they’re pretty darn smart.” Linkovich said he has absolutely no regrets over his decision to come to Bowdoin and to Brunswick 67 years ago. “Being a part of the Bowdoin community is the best thing that ever happened to me,” he said. “And Brunswick is a great place to raise a family.”

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Norway Savings Bank Employees: Strong • Determined • Healthy • Resilient • Confident • Goal-oriented Engaged Involved • Feel Good • Fit • Dependable • Leaders • Solid Energized • Survivors • Motivated • Focused • Empowered Accomplished • Happy

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In recent years, Norway Savings implemented a Wellness Program to enhance the quality of life of our employees and to contribute toward managing our health care and our health care costs. RESULTS: We not only have come a long way toward meeting and exceeding our goals, we have become one of the healthiest workplaces in America. We believe people do business with people; therefore the same words used above to describe our employees can be said about Norway Savings Bank. Click on the QR Code, go online or to a branch to read the individual employee success stories that have inspired and made us all proud.

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