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Vol. 9, No. 3

News of The City of Portland

Police to host crime watch meeting for Rosemont residents

Marchers honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage By Randy Billings PORTLAND — They started out in smaller groups, concerned citizens talking about social and economic justice at the Preble Street Resource Center. But they ended as a mass of about 500, singing “We Shall Overcome” on the steps of City Hall. Monday’s rally celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day was organized by the Portland Democratic City Committee and involved a variety of community organizations, including churches, the NAACP and the Maine Civil Liberties Union. The backdrop of the event stressing unity, See page 20

By Randy Billings PORTLAND — An organizational meeting for Rosemont residents interested in starting a neighborhood watch program will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25, at St. Ansgar Church, 515 Woodford St. The 7 p.m. meeting in the church basement comes on the heels of a raucous community forum in December about what some people say is an increase in disorderly neighborhood residents. Their complaints have focused mostly on two duplexes on Columbia Road, but some residents said there are problems in other parts of the neighborhood, too. “This meeting is a great first step toward improving the safety of the Rosemont neighborhood and reducing crime,” Councilor Edward Suslovic said in a written statement. “When you organize the eyes and ears of a community, it not only allows the residents to

feel safer and more in control of their neighborhood, but it also brings people together to form a more close-knit community.” At the Dec. 15, 2010, meeting organized by Suslovic, residents complained about loud parties at 41-43 Columbia Road and about a halfway house for recovering alcoholics at 33-35 Columbia Road. Officials inspected the properties after residents asked the city whether the homes were in compliance with local zoning rules. According to a report from City Planning Director Penny St. Louis Littell, the duplex at 41-43 Columbia Road, which police said generated 28 complaints in 2010, is in compliance with zoning rules. But the halfway house needs a conditional permit to operate at 33-35 Columbia Road. However, Littell said the person See page 26

City had 25% of Maine’s homicides last year Randy Billings / The Forecaster

Top: Rev. Kenneth Lewis leads the crowd in singing “We Shall Overcome” at the conclusion of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally on the steps of Portland City Hall. Above: A homemade sign at Monday’s event.

By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The Police Department is pushing back against the Maine Department of Public Safety for calling the city’s performance “disappointing” in a review of 2010 homicides. DPS spokesman Stephen McCausland reported the statewide homicide statistics in a Jan. 7

newsletter. McCausland said there were 24 homicides in 2010, which is in line with the historic average. There were 26 homicides in 2009 and 31 in 2008, he said. McCausland also said the department was encouraged that

same one that was submitted for the island’s unsuccessful independence bid in 2007. That bill, however, had nowoutdated information about how much money it would take to run a town without support from the city. In 2007, secession proponents

said the independent town would generate about $5 million in tax revenue and carry annual operating expenses of more than $3 million. Gee said the financial document currently being drafted is not a

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Panel to update Peaks Island residents on secession By Randy Billings PEAKS ISLAND — The Peaks Island Independence Committee on Sunday will meet with residents about the latest effort to secede from the city of Portland. PIIC member Rand Gee said the meeting will update residents on the status of a secession bill that

has been submitted to the state Legislature by Rep. Windol C. Weaver, R-York. That bill is still being reviewed by the Legislature’s Office of the Revisor of Statutes, which conducts legal reviews of submitted bills before they are assigned to committees.

Weaver could not be reached on Tuesday to talk about the bill he submitted. Gee said secession backers could not find a Portland representative to sponsor the bill. Gee, 66, who moved to Peaks Island six months ago from Rochester, N.Y., said the bill submitted to the Legislature is largely the

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Index Arts Calendar.................19 Classifieds......................22 Community Calendar......17 Great Outdoors...............12 Meetings.........................17

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Spring to bring a slew of new restaurants By Amy Anderson Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of five fifty-five on Congress Street in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant named Petite Jacqueline at 190 State St., the former home of Evangeline. They were granted a restaurant and liquor license at a Jan. 3 City Council meeting and plan to open the French

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Portland gets $200K to plan high school education reforms By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The School Department will soon begin planning a new education model for all four of the city’s high schools. The goal is find ways to better engage students who are at risk of dropping out, while inspiring others to perform better by increasing the relevance of their lessons. The effort is being made possible by a $200,000 planning grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New England’s largest education charity. The grants will first be awarded as part of the foundation’s District Level Systems Change, a three-pronged approach to reform focusing on educational practice, policy and public understanding/demand. Portland schools were one of three districts in the state and seven in New England to receive the award. Other Maine grants went to School Administrative District 60 in North Berwick and the Sanford School Department. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said he plans to include staff and community organizations in a conversation about ways to increase student engagement, which he hopes will, in turn, reduce the high school drop-out rate. “What we traditionally have is a sitand-get tradition of public education and

part of that is leading to the number of kids who are not finishing high school,” Morse said. Morse noted the success of Casco Bay High School, which uses an expeditionary education model that focuses on hands-on, interdisciplinary learning in the community. “The learning isn’t all happening inside a classroom,” Morse said. The project will also emphasize community partnerships, something Morse said he has been advocating for since he took his job nearly two years ago. The district will partner with LearningWorks and Jobs for Maine Graduates, two community programs that focus on helping low-income and immigrant kids who are at-risk of dropping out. “It really emphasizes a public school system doesn’t stand by itself,” Morse said. “It stands strong in relation to partnerships with others.” At the end of the year-long planning study, the district will be able to apply for additional funding to implement its new, “Student-Centered Learning Plan.” The foundation defines Student-Centered learning as “education that takes place both in and out of the classroom; focuses on the needs and interests of learners; finds innovative uses of time; includes a wider variety of adults in all aspects of learning; and measures skills

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and mastery of content using a combination of demonstration and traditional testing.” According to a press release from the Nellie Mae Foundation, each district could receive multi-year grants of between $800,000 and $1.5 million. “These grants represent a significant step for education reform and, ultimately, the well-being of our region,” Nellie May Vice President Mary Sylvia Hanson said in a written statement. Morse said Portland will possibly implement changes in high school classrooms by the 2012-2013 school year. “I think change is inevitable,” Morse said. “Without additional resources it just takes a lot longer.” This is the second stab at major change in Portland’s high schools. Last year, the department applied unsuccessfully for an $11 million federal grant to implement a Talent Development High School and to move CBHS into the PHS building. Although the district didn’t get that grant, Morse said much of that application was valuable in receiving this planning grant, which will also focus

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By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — Followers of a small mosque and Islamic center at 978 Washington Ave. will be allowed to continue meeting after a lawsuit filed by the Maine Civil Liberties Union against the city was settled last week. As a result, it will be easier for all small religious groups to meet, something the MCLU maintains is protected under the state and U.S. constitutions. The MCLU brought the case against the city in 2009 after the group of about a dozen people who met regularly in an old television repair shop was denied a zoning exception for parking and land use rules by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The small building where the group has been meeting is owned by Sadri Shir, one of the participants in the Muslim religious services. The city and MCLU were able to reach an agreement without taking the case to trial. “Two things were changed: The size of the lot you needed and parking requirements,” MCLU Legal Director Zachary Heiden said. The changes to the city’s land use rules now rely on a tiered system that designates

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small, medium and large religious gathering sites, each with its own lot size and parking requirements. “It’s based on the square footage of the religious assembly building,” Heiden said. Previously, all religious groups were required to have one-acre lots for gathering spaces; now, small groups need only a quarter-acre lot. “We said to the city, ‘they have a right to use their own property for religious purposes,’” Heiden said. The MCLU also represented a similar case in 2008, when Rabbi Moshe Wilansky was told he could not hold religious gatherings in his Craigie Street home because it was in a residential zone. The case was overturned by the Zoning Board of Appeals, but not before it received national attention. “We think this sets a precedent,” MCLU Executive Director Shenna Bellows said. “This requires towns and cities to be as accommodating as possible for these kinds of small religious groups.” Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or


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Developer: Portland housing market remains strong By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — The city’s housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. “The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good,” Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most recent project, 135 Sheridan St. Shinberg’s business partner is state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, who lives across the street from the new building. The complex, which was completed in fall 2009, sold out two weeks ago. The 21 condos were in a range of prices, from one-bedrooms for $200,000 to large, twostory units for more than $500,000. “There’s a better market for projects like this, the mid-sized buildings,” Shinberg said. He said each condo was custom-built for the buyer; in some cases, two condos were turned into one, fireplaces were added and walls knocked out. “We tried to make it like 21 custom homes,” he said. In addition to a view of the bay and the skyline, each condo has a private deck, storage unit, and parking in a heated garage. Shinberg said part of the building’s success was its design and marketing plan, but that Portland’s strong market helped too. While other areas of the country continue to struggle with foreclosures and weak housing markets, Portland seems to be faring better, he said. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median sale price of condominiums during the third quarter of 2010 in greater Portland rose 3.4 percent.



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The recently sold-out condominium building at 135 Sheridan St. in Portland. Developer Greg Shinberg said the building is indicative of a strong market in Portland and he believes buildings like this one will attract young professionals and, therefore, new businesses.

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However, unlike some areas, throughout the recession, prices remained relatively high in Portland. In 2007, the median condo sale price was $198,000 and only dipped to a low of $176,900 during the third quarter of 2009. By comparison, in Phoenix, Ariz., the median sale price for condos dropped from $186,300 in 2007 to $73,300 at the end of 2010. Single-family homes in Portland have had more fluctuation, but also have stayed relatively high, ending only $15,600 lower in median price at the end of 2010 than they were in 2007. “Portland is still a very desirable place to live,” Shinberg said. “It’s big enough, but feels small enough.” He said developments like 135 Sheridan St. and his 645 Congress St. buildcontinued page 20

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A small group of citizens gathered on the steps of Portland City Hall last Friday evening for a vigil for the victims of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings. The event sponsored by the Portland Democratic City Committee had several speakers and included a short poem and a prayer for the victims and their families.

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Welcome to Conflagrationland Unless you live in a bomb shelter, you know about the fire storm that erupted Editor’s last week after Gov. Paul LePage told the NAACP to “kiss my butt.” It was a new low for the new governor, whose promise last year to tell the president of the United States “to go to hell” was largely written off as a stream-ofconsciousness campaigntrail rant in keeping with the then-Waterville mayor’s working-class personality. His staff’s explanation for the most recent insult Mo Mehlsak – that the governor was speaking “in the direct manner people have come to expect” – leaves much to be desired. It’s hard to believe





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LePage’s explanation falls short I come from simple people, many with high school educations, some with less. I’m sure some of my Canadian great aunts and uncles would not have known English words like “civility.” But they came to the United States to assimilate, to work hard, to be good citizens. My father’s folks grew up on the streets of Lewiston, you might say. My grandparents still often spoke the Quebecois they learned first in the provinces as children in huge Catholic families. My grandfather, Lucien, was the city clerk of Lewiston for years and I, too, walked the streets with him. He seemed to know everyone. He spoke French and English to them, but never trash. I have heard the “reasons” that Paul LePage and his assistants give for his speech: wanting to tell Obama to “go to hell,” telling the NAACP to kiss his butt. As much as Paul Lepage says he will not be hostage to special-interest groups, the reason given for his gaffes is basically that he comes from one. I was told, by my people from the streets of Lewiston, that we might be able to understand our current behavior by looking at our up-bringing. Yet, they added, once we become adults, we can no longer use our past as an excuse for our present actions. My hope is that in the future, Paul LePage will take a lesson from the many French Canadian-Americans who are also appalled by his talk. Never were we Francos allowed to speak with such disrespect. Susan Lebel Young Falmouth

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Time to stop the crazy talk In the wake of the tragic shootings in Tucson, Ariz., there has been a lot of finger-pointing but not a lot of soul-searching when it comes to why a deranged young man attempted to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in the process killing and wounding bystanders. From the outset, the sheriff of Pima County has pointed a finger at conservative talk radio. “When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain The Universal mouths about tearing down the government,” Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said. “The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous and unfortunately Arizona has become sort of the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.” Though he did not name names, Dupnik reportedly had radio and Edgar Allen Beem TV rabble-rouser Glenn Beck in mind when he made those comments. So is Glenn Beck personally to blame for the massacre in Tucson? The easy answer is that nothing and no one is to blame when a crazy person commits an horrendous act of violence. But it’s too easy to just blame an irrational mind and leave it at that. Why would a crazy man plan to shoot up a congresswoman’s public gathering instead of, say, the local community college that had expelled him? Did it have anything to do with the fact that the crazy man was a Hitler lover with suspected ties to white supremacist groups and the congresswoman is a Jewish woman who opposed Arizona’s draconian immigration laws? Maybe, maybe not. Did it have anything to do with the fact that Sarah Palin posted a map with telescopic-sight crosshairs on it “targeting” Rep. Giffords for defeat? Maybe, maybe not. Did it have anything to do with the fact that Giffords’ opponent held a rally at which he invited supporters to shoot an M16 with him for $50 to “Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office?” Maybe, maybe not. Did it have anything to do with failed Nevada senatorial candidate Sharron Angle’s warning about


“Second Amendment remedies?” Not in and of itself. Though you do have to wonder about the mental state of a woman who would follow a comment about “Second Amendment remedies” by saying, “I’ll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.” And it’s too easy to blame Arizona’s extremely lenient gun laws, which allow just about anyone to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. But the cumulative effect of all the militant right-wing rhetoric about taking back America and all the open-carry advocates showing up armed at tea party gatherings surely had an impact on an unstable mind. The direct cause of the shootings in Tucson was one crazy young man. But Dupnik is right. One of the indirect causes surely was the climate of anger and hatred inflamed by all the crazy talk in America these days. Reasonable people should be able to express legitimate concerns and air their differences without making it sound as though they were in a battle between good and evil. I suppose I’m guilty of this demonization myself. All this crazy talk from the right makes me angry. Still, I don’t use gun metaphors to express that anger. President Obama is a Muslim, a socialist, a Black Panther, a foreigner. Crazy talk. Obama is “either stupid or evil,” as someone now in the Maine Legislature once wrote. Crazy talk. The government is going to take away our guns. Crazy talk. Health-care reform is government tyranny. Crazy talk. Taxation is theft. Crazy talk. The Constitution is under attack. Crazy talk. It’s time for another American Revolution. Crazy talk. The conventional wisdom is that the shootings in Tucson should not be seen as politically motivated because the shooter’s political ramblings were incoherent. But the crazy talk coming from right-wing extremists is every bit as irrational as that of the disturbed young man who committed this heinous crime. To suggest that it did not contribute to pushing a deranged man over the edge is itself crazy talk. There is nothing wrong in this country that justifies talk of overthrowing the government. Any assertion to the contrary is (fill in the blank). Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at:

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Paul D. Gray, 60: Helped shape future of Maine Medical Center SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul D. Gray, 60, died Jan. 10 in Portland. Born April 29, 1950, in Dallas, Texas, a son of Donald Richard Gray and Agnes Lou Smith Gray, he attended Texas schools, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations at Michigan State University. Gray He began his career as a senior executive with the Texas Medical Association in Austin, and later worked in senior management positions with Texas firms focused on strategic and facility planning for health science centers and teaching hospitals. In 1984 he married Beth L. DeTine, and had a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Gray, born in 1988. With a desire to trade hectic business travel for a more family-centered life, they moved to Portland where he joined Maine Medical Center as vice president of planning. An atypical Texan, he immediately adopted Maine as his home and loved the four seasons and natural beauty of Maine. As vice president for system-wide planning, he led the integrated strategic planning processes for Maine Medical Center, MaineHealth and its other member organizations. Among many noteworthy accomplishments, he contributed to the merger of Maine Medical Center and Brighton Medical Center; the joint venture with New England Rehabilitation HospitalPortland; the development of the MMC Scarborough Campus; the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital; and the Gibson Pa-

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Portland Museum of Art educators earn awards PORTLAND — Two educators at the Portland Museum of Art, Dana Baldwin and Stacy Rodenberger, were recently recognized with awards from the National Art Education Association. Dana Baldwin, the museum’s Peggy L. Osher director of education, was named the National Museum Educator of the Year by the NAEA. Baldwin has been the Peggy L. Osher Director of Education at the Portland Museum of Art for the past 18 years. During this time, she has been instrumental in establishing the Bernard A. Osher Lecture series and launching the annual Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture. She has been project director of 10 National Endowment

Atlantic Regional recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open its newest branch location at 327 Main St. in Cumberland. This is the fourth branch of Atlantic Regional, a full-service financial institution serving Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.

for the Arts projects at the museum, including the recent project to digitize more than 250 wood engravings by Winslow Homer for a new museum website. In 2003 Baldwin was named the NAEA Eastern Division’s Outstanding Museum Educator of the Year, and in 2005 she was named Art Advocate of the Year by the Maine Art Education Association. Also earning an award from NAEA is Stacy Rodenberger, the museum’s coordinator of school programs. Rodenberger was named the National Art Education Association’s 2010 Eastern Division Outstanding Museum Educator of the Year. Rodenberger has served as the coordinator of school programs at the Portland Museum of Art for 10 years. Highlights of her accomplishments include overseeing the development of three arts-integrated curriculum handbooks, “Looking to Learn: Teaching Across the Curriculum with the Portland Museum of Art,” “ACCESS: Making the Past A Presence with the Portland Museum of Art,” and “Look at ME: Reading Art and Stories in the Portland Museum of Art.” Looking to Learn and ACCESS received national awards from the American Association of Museums. Baldwin and Rodenberger will both receive their awards at the NAEA annual conference in March in Seattle.

New Ventures PolicyOne Research, a data analysis and research company in Scarborough, has merged with Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will now be known as Camoin Associates. PolicyOne’s founder, Jim Damicis, will serve as the company’s senior vice president. Gary Gurney, certified Rolfer, has




opened his new office at 83 India St. in Portland, where he shares the space with Wildwood Medicine, a natural health care center. For more information please visit Larry Stoddard, owner of Distinctive Tile & Design, a distributor of porcelain, stone and glass mosaic tile, has recently opened his fourth retail showroom at 334 Forest Ave. in Portland. Distinctive Tile & Design has showrooms located in Yarmouth, York and Rockland. Ruth Martin of Falmouth has recently opened The Purple Turtle Gifts & Jewelry located at 100 Gray Road, U.S. Route 100, in Falmouth. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The Purple Turtle features a collection of local artisans’ crafts, including jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, accessories, and more. Oasis Health Network has relocated its Free Clinic to a larger office space in the Mid Coast Professional Building, Suite 9/10, at 66 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. The new space, offered at no cost by Mid Coast Hospital, will accommodate additional clinic volunteers to serve a larger number of people. The Maine Products Marketing Program, which helps builds recognition for exceptional Maine-made products through its ”Maine Made” distinction, has accepted the following businesses into its program: Pure & Simple Soaps of Brunswick, for its handmade, environmentally-friendly soaps; TriPom Chews of Brunswick for its all-

natural chew treats for dogs and cats; Coastal Art Glass in Bath, for handcrafted fusion glass jewelry and studio pieces; Lifethereal LLC, of Peaks Island for wallets made out of reclaimed sail cloth; Baldwin custom sailmaker Maine Sailing Partners of Freeport; and Richard Boyd Pottery in Peaks Island. The United Voice Community Land Trust, in partnership with the City of Bath Rodenberger and the Greater Brunswick Housing Corporation, recently held a groundbreaking celebration for a new, affordable single-family home that will be built in Bath. UVCLT is building a 3-bedroom energy efficient home for sale to a qualified homebuyer. Funds for this project were provided by the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. Advertising executives Mandy Davis and Erica Hebold have partnered to launch E+M Marketing LLC, a Portland-based boutique marketing and advertising firm, specializing in the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors of Maine. MaineHealth, an integrated healthcare delivery network, has consolidated most of its operations into a single location at 110 Free St. in Portland. Prior to moving into the new 80,000 square-foot office building, MaineHealth had multiple offices throughout Portland. In addition to MaineHealth administrative staff, the 110 Free St. building will house Synernet, the Maine PHO and the Center for Tobacco Independence.

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Cross-country skiing in Reid State Park GEORGETOWN — Fresh snow and Maine coastal scenery just might be the perfect union. Most winters, if lucky, we enjoy a few brief weeks of good skiing at water’s edge. We are in the midst of such a glorious period right now. One of the most magnificent coastal skiing experiences outside Acadia National Park just might be the trail system and beaches of Reid State Park. When conditions allow, the park staff groom the 2.2-mile North Boundary Trail, and the access road leading a mile out to Half Mile Beach. The packed trail is 2 feet wide, but not set with tracks. Despite the lack of set tracks we easily glided through a beautiful evergreen forest. A recent footdeep snowfall had plastered the northeast side of the trees in white. Loads of sugary snow sat precariously perched on bowed evergreen branches. Dapples of early morning sun tried valiantly to infiltrate the forest. The park gate opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Fees are posted at an Iron Ranger: $4.50 per adult with adults over 65 free of charge. Just past the fee station the road splits, with the plowed left fork leading out to Griffith Head and Mile Beach. Follow the right fork a hundred yards and park at the entrance gate for the unplowed park road leading a mile out to Todds Point and Half Mile Beach. The North Boundary Trail begins at the closed gate. A sign is posted for skiers, and the trail is marked with blue blazes. It

loops over gentle terrain back to the road a hundred yards south of where you began. The trail initially follows along the Seguinland Road, passing two ponds on the left. The dead trees on the far side of each pond looked like giant white pipe cleaners sticking up out of the snow. Once back out onto the park road we headed south, thankful for the sun on our faces on a chilly, but windless morning. Passing through an open section with vast marshes on each side of us we gazed east to the impressive reach of sand dunes separating us from the ocean. From the parking lot we carefully negotiated a snowdrift strewn trail down onto Half Mile Beach. We were delighted to find a wide ribbon of crusty snow above the tide zone perfect for gliding down the beach to the Little River. There were diamonds sparkling everywhere, on the freshly fallen snow, and on the calm ocean water. Small rollers politely tumbled onto the beach. Distant sea smoke and morning clouds hovered to the east over the water, with a brilliant blue sky above us. The fortress-like mass of Seguin with its flashing lighthouse beacon rose out of the sea four miles to the southwest. Across the mouth of the Little River a steep hillside of summer cottages and glades of birches

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Cheverus’ Gwilym earns top football honor

By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND — Capping a sensational, triumphant high school football career in fine style, senior Peter Gwilym, who quarterbacked the Class A state champion Cheverus Stags on both sides of the ball, was named Sunday afternoon the 40th winner of the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy, the award signifying the finest senior player in the state in honor of the one-time Portland High and Boston College star. Gwilym, Cheverus’ 2009 and 2010 Fall Male Athlete of the Year, edged Deering’s Jamie

Ross and Mountain Valley’s Cam Kaubris to take home the illustrious prize. “It felt amazing to hear my name called,” said Gwilym. “I had a big smile on my face. I didn’t really know if I’d win. I thought all three of us had an equal shot.” Gwilym, who was also a league all-star, the league’s most valuable player and Maine’s Gatorade Player of the Year, guided Cheverus to its first Class A title since 1985 behind over 700 rushing and 700 passing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns and nine TDs through the air.

“We won six games in an extremely tough SMAA conference in the fourth quarter this year, and Peter was the reason,” Cheverus coach John Wolfgram said. “We won those games on the strength of his feet, his arm and mostly his head.” On defense, a side of the ball where he didn’t get enough credit as a bruising cornerback, he made 81 unassisted tackles, forced three fumbles and had five interceptions (he also returned a pick 109-yards in the Stags’ breathtaking 35-34 win over Deering in the epic Western A Final).

Hoops season at the midway point (Ed. Note: For the full Cheverus-Thornton Academy and Deering-South Portland boys’ and the Cheverus-Scarborough girls’ game stories, visit By Michael Hoffer A high school basketball season that gets more compelling by the day has passed the halfway pole and is heating up. The tournament is less than a month away. With that in mind, here’s a look at the nine city teams, where they stand and what’s to come. Still the champs Cheverus’ boys’ team features just one returning starter this winter, but the Stags have remained a powerhouse and are the prohibitive favorites to win Western Class A again. Cheverus improved to 9-0 last week with three impressive victories, at Thornton Academy (52-37), at Bonny Eagle (63-34) and at home over Scarborough (63-48). Against the Golden Trojans, the one team that’s given the Stags fits in recent years, Cheverus got scoring from eight players (junior Shawn Grover had 11 points, seniors Griffin Brady and Connor O’Neil and junior Cam Olson all added eight) and rode its usual staunch defense to the win. “Coach stresses that everyone has a part on the team and no matter who plays, they get the job done,” Olson said. “Everyone made plays,” added Stags coach Bob Brown. “I don’t know who was an outstanding player for us. Everyone did something at different times.” At Bonny Eagle, the Stags raced to a stunning 25-1 lead after one period and rolled behind 18 points from O’Neil, 12 from DiStasio and 10 from Olson, as 10 players scored in all. O’Neil (14 points) and DiStasio (13)

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Senior Peter Gwilym did it all for the Stags during their championship run last fall. Sunday, he received the most prestigious honor in the state for his efforts.

“He brought a linebacker’s mentality to free safety,” Wolfgram said. “He probably would have been better as a linebacker, but we couldn’t afford that. He loves to hit.” If that wasn’t enough, Gwilym returned a punt for a score in an early-season victory at Windham. “It means a lot to me to represent Cheverus, the team, the coaches, everybody,” said Gw-

ilym. “It’s kind of a team award. It shows our success.” Gwilym had a large and raucous cheering section on hand. “I had a family table and two others of coaches, teammates and friends,” Gwilym said. “It was nice to have them there.” Gwilym came to Cheverus as a wide receiver, but took over behind center as a sophomore and evolved into a standout. He’s an honors student, a member of the National Honor Society, is a key cog on the Stags’ undefeated, defending Class A state champion boys’ basketball team and will play baseball in the spring. Gwilym said Monday he’s still deciding between three colleges, but that he wants to play at the next level. Sun Journal staff writer Kalle Oakes contributed to this story Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at

Winter fun continues By Michael Hoffer Basketball isn’t the only winter sport heating up (please see story). The rest of the winter sports landscape has featured plenty of action in recent days. Here’s a glimpse: Tom Minervino / For The Forecaster

Junior Shawn Grover is one of several Cheverus boys’ basketball players who have helped the defending champion Stags stay perfect so far this winter.

led 10 scorers in the victory over the Red Storm, a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal round tournament game. Cheverus (first in the latest Western Class A Heal Points standings) still has some heavy lifting ahead, including a pair of contests against top contenders Deering and South Portland. The Stags have back-to-back home games this weekend versus Portland Friday and Deering Saturday. Tuesday, they’re at Biddeford. “We have to go back and work and have more good games,” Olson said. “We need to become more of a team. We’re almost there, but we need to keep playing hard and ensure we do the right things. We can’t wait for the challenge. We’ll do our best.” Deering was viewed as a top contender in the preseason, but the Rams have been up-and-down to date. After dropping two of its first three amid offensive woes, Deering turned around and rattled off four straight wins, capped by a 54-34 victory at Kennebunk last

Sophomore Brooke Flaherty and the Cheverus girls have to like their chances in the second half of the season.

Tuesday (senior Jackson Frey led the Rams with 14 points). Thursday, however, Deering lost at home to resurgent South Portland, 50-39, despite 10 points from junior Jon Amabile. “We didn’t do a good job,” said Rams coach Dan LeGage. “Credit South Portland. They hit shots and got off to a good start and sat on it. We took ill-advised shots trying to get back in the game. We need our guys to give a consistent high-energy, high-enthusiasm effort every game. It’s a long season. We have to stop having inconsistency.” Deering bounced back Saturday with a 77-43 romp at Massabesic (Amabile had a game-high 20 points, Frey 16, sophomore Labson Abwoch 13 and senior Nick Colucci 11) to improve to 6-3 (good for eighth in the standings). The Rams go to Noble Thursday, Cheverus Saturday, then host Westbrook Tuesday. Portland’s youth and inexperience have hurt at times this winter, continued page 14

Boys’ hockey Cheverus and Portland’s boys’ hockey teams squared off Monday afternoon in a contest pivotal for Heal Points. The surprising Stags won their first five games this winter, then lost, 1-0, to visiting defending Western B champion York Saturday. Cheverus (second in the Western A Heals) is at Gorham Saturday. The Bulldogs entered Monday’s showdown at 4-4, clinging to the eighth and final Western A playoff spot. Portland beat visiting Yarmouth, 6-3, Thursday, but lost at Bangor Saturday, 4-0. In the victory, Eddie Apon had three goals, Brandon Guimond a pair and Colin Merrill one. Jon Gatti stopped 20 shots in the loss to Bangor. The Bulldogs host South Portland Thursday and Falmouth Saturday. A year after its surprising run to the playoffs, Deering has struggled. The Rams fell to 1-5 after recent losses to visiting Marshwood (7-2) and host Maranacook (4-1). Deering (14th in Western A) is at Massabesic/Old Orchard Beach Thursday.

Girls’ hockey On the girls’ side, Cheverus, the defending state champion, is still in the thick of the playoff hunt,

entering the week 7-4 and third in the West region Heal Points standings. The Stags were at Lewiston Monday and host York Saturday. Portland dropped to sixth in the West (only four teams qualify for the playoffs) after a 6-4 setback to Edward Little/Leavitt Saturday, the Bulldogs’ fourth loss in succession. After hosting Scarborough Monday, Portland is at Gorham Saturday. Waynflete’s co-op team with Cape Elizabeth entered the week 2-9 and seventh in the West after recent home losses to York (7-5) and Falmouth (6-3). It was at York Monday and visits Brunswick Saturday.

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Week two of the indoor track regular season at the Portland Expo produced more excitement. Deering matched up with Bonny Eagle, Massabesic and powerhouse Scarborough. The Rams were second in the boys’ competition with 89.5 points to finish second to the Red Storm (130). Event winners included James Ociti (junior 400, 57.2 seconds), Jared Bell (junior shot put, 42 feet, 00.75 inches), Renaldo Lowry (senior 40, 4.7; and senior 200, 25.3), Carleton Allen (senior 45 hurdles, 6.1) and Tom Dean (two-mile, 10 minutes, 55.3 seconds). The girls were third with 83.5 points behind Bonny Eagle (93) and Scarborough (91). Casey

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Hoops from page 13 but the Bulldogs appear to be hitting their stride and will be very dangerous in the weeks to come. Portland evened its record at 4-4 last week with a 71-46 home romp over Windham and a 64-50 victory at Massabesic. Junior Mike Herrick had 20 points, sophomore Nate Smart added 15 and senior Matt McInnis scored a dozen in the win over the Eagles. At the Mustangs, Herrick led the way with 17 points, McInnis had 13 and junior Pete Donato added 10. The Bulldogs (10th in the latest Heals, only eight teams make the playoffs) hosted South Portland Tuesday, go to Cheverus Friday and Kennebunk Saturday, then welcome Bonny Eagle Tuesday of next week. In Western C, Waynflete is right in the playoff mix. The Flyers have taken three of their past four games to improve to 6-4 (good for eighth in the Heals, in a region where 10 teams qualify). After losing, 59-47, at Traip last Tuesday (seniors Alex Hadiaris and Joe Veroneau had 14 and 13 points, respectively), Waynflete upset host Old Orchard Beach, 43-40 (Veroneau had 16 to help his team win a nip-and-tuck affair), then rolled over visiting Sacopee,

51-29 (junior Chris Burke led the way with 14). The Flyers are at Western B power Cape Elizabeth Friday, then host Traip Saturday.

Three powers Coming into the season, consensus held that Western A would come down to Cheverus, Deering and McAuley and with half the season behind us, that’s exactly how it looks. The Rams, the 2008 and 2009 Class A champions, who lost a heartbreaker to eventual champion Scarborough in last year’s regional final, boast arguably the finest player in the state in 1,000-point senior Kayla Burchill, who has a pretty impressive supporting cast. Deering began the week 9-0 and second to McAuley in the Western A Heals after lopsided home wins last week over Kennebunk (62-16) and Massabesic (79-30). In the battle of the Rams, Deering led 18-1 after one period and 42-4 at half. Burchill led nine scorers with 13 points and junior Ella Ramonas and sophomore Chelsea Saucier both finished with nine. Then, against the Mustangs, Burchill scored 27, the last four of which put her over the 1,000 mark for her career. Ramonas added 16. Deering is home against Noble Thursday, visits Cheverus in a

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highly-anticipated showdown Saturday at 1 p.m., then plays at Westbrook Tuesday. Speaking of the Stags, they’ve stumbled just once this winter, at home to McAuley back on Dec. 21, but have since won five in a row to improve to 9-1 (fourth in the region). Last week, Cheverus defeated visiting Thornton Academy (6632) and Bonny Eagle (58-42) and host Scarborough (49-35). Junior Morgan Cahill scored 17 points against the Golden Trojans. Senior Britni Mikulanecz had 19 points, while Cahill and junior Alexandra Palazzi-Leahy each added 11 versus the Scots. Palazzi-Leahy had 14 points and Cahill and Mikulanecz 12 apiece in the win over the Red Storm, Cheverus’ first over Scarborough since Feb. 10, 2006 and just its second ever over the Red Storm. “It’s never easy coming into a Saturday afternoon game, but we played well,” Cahill said. “It took us a while to pull away, but we were able to hit some shots when we needed.” “It’s win and that’s all we needed,” Cheverus coach Rickie Ashley said. “When we look at it, it’s a 14-point SMAA win and I’m happy with it.” The Stags host Deering in the lone regular season meeting between the teams Saturday. They welcome Biddeford Tuesday. McAuley, behind Division I-bound standouts senior Rebecca Knight and junior Alexa Coulombe, was expected to excel this winter under new coach Amy Vachon and the Lions have risen to every occasion to date. McAuley is 9-0 and first in Western A after downing visiting Bonny Eagle (48-33), host South Portland (43-39) and visiting Sanford (56-36) last week. Knight had 16 points, Coulombe 10 versus the Scots. Freshman standout Allie Clement led the way with 17 points in the narrow win at the Red Riots. Knight went off for 25 points and Clement added 20 versus the Redskins. The Lions were at Biddeford Monday, host Portland Friday and welcome Kennebunk Tuesday of next week. Portland has some work to do to get into playoff contention. The Bulldogs were 15th in Western A at 3-6 at the start of the week. Last week, Portland dropped an overtime heartbreaker at Windham (66-

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64), then bounced back to down visiting Massabesic (66-57) and Kennebunk (5831). Senior Nicolette Kapothanasis had 26 points and junior Becca Smith added 18 in the OT loss. Kapothanasis finished with 22 and junior Nyaliep Deng added 17 against the Mustangs. In the win over the Rams, led the way with 13 points. The Bulldogs went to South Portland Tuesday, visit McAuley Friday and play at Bonny Eagle Tuesday of next week. In Western C, Waynflete, despite the graduation loss of Morgan Woodhouse and some injury issues, has remained a force. The Flyers have won four straight and started the week 8-2 and third in the Heals. Last week, Waynflete won at Traip (55-47) and at home over Old Orchard Beach (35-24) and Sacopee (39-11). Sophomore sharpshooter Martha Veroneau went off for 22 points (helped by seven 3-pointers) at the Rangers, but that win was marred by the loss of her twin sister, Catherine, who suffered an ACL injury and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. Martha Veroneau bounced back to score 18 against the Seagulls as Waynflete pulled away in the second half. “It was a nice win for us,” said Veroneau. “It was really hard playing without Catheirne. It’s my first game ever playing without her. We definitely felt like we were missing something out there. We pulled together as a team and came together at the end. We wanted to get a win for Catherine, so that was nice. We have a lot of people who can step up and help out. It’s really a team effort.” “It was ugly, but any time you play a team three times that knows you really well, it lends to a defensive battle,” added Waynflete coach Brandon Salway. “I thought we played pretty good defense. I’ll take it. We’ll go forward without Catherine. We’ll miss her intangibles. She does all the little things. She’s smart, she rebounds. We always put her on the other team’s offensive player. It’s a huge loss. It might take us a couple games to adjust and get used to different roles. (Sophomore) Rhiannan (Jackson) is ready to step up. She’s improved a ton. (Freshman) Leigh (Fernandez) will play more. (Freshman) Ella (Millard) did a nice job today.” Against the Hawks, <span>Veroneau finished with 15 points and senior Lydia Stegemann added a dozen.</span> The Flyers hosted Greater Portland Christian School Tuesday, visit Hebron Wednesday, then welcome Western B contender Cape Elizabeth Friday and Traip Saturday, in a pair of contests that will be huge for Heal Points. “Heal Point-wise, we’re in pretty good shape, but the key now is to jell going forward with people playing different roles,” Salway said. “We need to just get better. We’ve closed out games unlike we did at the beginning of the year. It won’t get easier going forward.” Jeff Christenbury contributed to this story Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at

Correction Portland’s Isabel Dawson was incorrectly identified in last week’s brief on the Hoop Shoot foul shooting tournament.

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Recap from page 13 Girsch took the junior 400 (1:11.6) and the junior 45 hurdles (7.4). Alexis Elowitch won the junior shot put (29-6.25). Edie Pallozzi was first in the mile (5:38.7). The Rams also won the senior relay (1:55.5). Portland’s boys and girls defeated Biddeford and Windham in their meet. The Bulldogs boys won with 83.5 points (the Tigers had 70.5 and the Eagles 43). Portland got junior division wins from Anthony Green in the 40 (5.1) and the 200 (27.5), Charlie Gauvin in the 400 (1:05.2), Drew Graham in the 45 hurdles (6.5), Tate Gale in the shot put (35-4) and its 4x140 relay team (1:14.2). In the senior division, winners included Imadhi Zagon in the 40 (4.8) and the 200 (25.4) and Abde Ahmed in the 400 (57.2). Zagon also took the open high jump (5-10) and the Bulldogs were first in the 4x210 open relay (1:45.8). The girls wound up with 81 points, four better than Biddeford and 43 ahead of Windham. Nyawal Lia took the senior 400 (1:10.7), Kalli Daggett was first in the senior 800 (2:39.5), Mariana Angelo took the junior 200 (31 seconds), Pamela Lobor won the junior 800 (2:46.1), Abby Daggett was first in the open mile (6:38.2) and Portland’s senior relay won in 1:59.9. Cheverus competed against Gorham and Noble. The Stags boys won with 84 points. Zeb Tarasevich took the junior 800 (2:19.6). Elijah Yeboa won the junior 400 (1:01.2). Randy Troiano was first in the senior 200 (27.7) and the senior 40 (5.1). Jackson

McMann captured the junior 200 (26.6). Jimmy Campbell won the 300 (37.9). Jack Terwilliger was first in the two-mile (10:05.8) and Matt Cushing won the junior shot put (34 feet). The girls’ meet included McAuley. Gorham won with 88 points, the Lions were runners-up with 84 and the Stags came in third with 58. McAuley got wins from Samantha Libby in the junior 40 (5.7), Taxia Arabatzis in the mile (6:05.8) and Jaime LaCasse in the senior shot put (27-3.5). Cheverus winners included Caroline Summa (senior 200, 29.4; senior 40, 5.5; and high jump, 5-0), Lizzie Gwilym (senior 400, 1:09.0), freshman Kiera Murray (600, 1:47.6) and its 1,640 relay (4:34.4). This Saturday, Cheverus meets up with Scarborough and Thornton Academy, Deering faces Biddeford and Gorham, McAuley and Portland go up against Bonny Eagle and Westbrook.



Friday. McAuley visits Cape Elizabeth. Portland’s boys and girls lost to Windham last weekend (boys, 106-66, girls, 102-58). The Bulldogs are at Sanford Friday. Waynflete (along with NYA) returns to action Saturday at Kennebunk.

Skiing With plenty of snow to be found, the Alpine and Nordic ski seasons have picked up. On the slopes, Cheverus, Deering and Portland took part in a seven-team slalom meet last week. The Stags girls came in third, the boys fourth. The Bulldogs girls’

squad placed fifth. Portland’s Carter Williams was the fastest boys, finishing his two runs in a combined time of 1 minute, 31.33 seconds. Deering’s Kuba Chandler placed third (1:40.56). Ryan Hoffman was Cheverus’ top finisher (18th, 1:57.83). On the girls’ side, Deering’s Ania Chandler placed fifth (1:52.51), even though her team didn’t score. Cheverus’ Katie Drake was seventh (1:52.98). On the Nordic side, Portland’s girls were ninth at the Hornet Classic. Abby Popenoe

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Maine Elite Lacrosse’s session III registration opens Feb. 1. The boys’ grades 7-8 season runs Tuesdays March 1 through April 12 at the Portland Sports Complex. Game time is 6:15 p.m. Sundays from March 6 through April 24 at YourSpace in Gorham, boys and girls in grades 2-8 have skills and drills at 4 p.m. Girls in grades 7-8 play at 5 p.m. and boys in grades 4, 5 and 6 play at a 5 p.m. FMI,

Casco Bay Sports has several leagues primed to start soon. A Sunday night coed indoor soccer league begins Jan. 30 at YourSpace in Gorham. Wednesday night co-ed softball starts Feb. 2 in Gorham. Sunday co-ed basketball begins Feb. 13 at the East End Community Center in Portland. There will also be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night dodgeball leagues beginning in early February and a Wednesday bowling league and a new Monday co-ed volleyball league beginning in late February. FMI,

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

Greater Portland Call for Donations Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland, or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.

Benefits Sunday 1/23 “Music for Maddie,” benefit concert for the ALS Association of Northern New England, performance by Emily Ann Cain, Kelly Caufield, Matthew Small, Nicholas Place, 4 p.m., $10, tickets at the door, First Congregational Church of South Portland, UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, Matthew Small, 646-256-0865.

Monday 1/24 Environmental Health Strategy Center Fundraiser at Bayside Bowl, 5-8 p.m., portion of bowling proceeds benefit EHSC, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Saturday 1/29 Community Buffet Breakfast, hosted by/to benefit North Yarmouth Cub Scouts Pack 60, 7 a.m. - noon, $6 adult/ $3 age 16 and under, Wescustogo Hall, corner of U.S. Route 115 and Route 9, North Yarmouth, 829-2829. Live Taping of “Watch Your Language!” Game Show, hosted by WMPG, to benefit WMPG Power Up! signal improvement campaign, 2-4 p.m., $5 suggested donation, open to public, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Lisa Bunker, 780-4598. Nonviolent Communication Workshop, hosted by Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association, to benefit MOFGA’s El Salvador Sistering Committee, led by certified NVC trainer Peggy Smith, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., participation by donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, schedule.html.

Bulletin Board Thursday 1/20 ecomaine Board Meeting, 4 p.m., open to the public, ecomaine plant, 64 Blueberry Road, Portland, 7731738. Made in Maine: 100-Plus Years of Craftsmanship in Skiing, slide show narrated by Scott Andrews, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Mabel I. Wilson School Multipurpose Room, 353 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, presented by the Cumberland Historical Society, Ski Maine Association & the Ski Museum of Maine. North Yarmouth Events Committee Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., downstairs meeting room, North Yarmouth Town office, Darla Hamlin, 221-0340,

Tuesday 1/25 Crime Watch organizational meeting, Rosemont Neighborhood, hosted by City Councilor Ed Suslovic and Portland Police Department, 7 p.m., St. Ansgar’s Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland, FMI, Officer Tim Farris, 650-8763, timf@

Wednesday 1/26 Roe at 38: Celebrating 38 Years of Roe v Wade, film and discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., USM Portland, Glickman Family Library – 7th floor, University Events Room, 314 Forest Ave., Portland,

Meetings Portland

Wed. 1/19 4 p.m. Island Advisory Comm. Casco Bay Ferry Terminal Wed. 1/19 4 p.m. Public Art Committee CH Wed. 1/19 5 p.m. Historic Preservation CH Wed. 1/19 5:30 p.m. City Council Workshop CH Wed. 1/19 7 p.m. City Council CH Thu. 1/20 12 p.m. CDBG Meeting CH Thu. 1/20 2 p.m. Fish Pier Authority CH Thu. 1/20 4 p.m. Downtown Portland Corporation CH Thu. 1/20 6:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals CH Tue. 1/25 5 p.m. Board of Harbor Commissioners Workshop 2 Portland Fish Pier Tue. 1/25 5:30 p.m. Appointments/Non-Union Personnel Comm. CH

Thursday 1/27 Portland Police Department Forum with GLBT Community, to discuss safety concerns, 6 p.m., USM Portland, Abromson Community Education Center, Room 213, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 874-8601,

Saturday 1/29 Fabric Fair, 9 a.m-4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, hosted by The Pine Point Quilters Guild.

Call for Volunteers Wednesday 1/19 American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., hosted by Bardwell Chiropractic, 40 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-1665. Trauma Intervention Program Citizen Volunteer Open House, learn more about program, meet current TIP volunteers, 6-8:30 p.m., Portland Police Station, 109 Middle St., Portland, Leslie Skillin-Calder, 553-9311.

Dining Out Saturday 1/22 Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $4 ages 12 and under, Falmouth Congregational Church, UCC, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 781-3413, Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $6 students/ $4 ages 12 and under, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

Thursday 1/27 Ice Bar Charity Fundraiser, Portland Harbor Hotel, 5-9:30 p.m., Jan. 27-29, advance tickets only, available online through Brown Paper Tickets, $15-$21,, 775-9090.

Friday 1/28 Free Community Soup Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Church of St. Mary the Virgin Parish House, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366 or admin@

until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Saturday 1/22 The Joy of Orchids: Growing, Caring & Repotting, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., free, space limited, preregistration required at customer service, Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland, 774-7711. “Winter Feste,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., indoor/outdoor activities for all ages, free, Durham Eureka Community Center, Durham, snow or rain date Sunday. Jan. 23, Pearl Scribner, 3534030.

Sunday 1/23 “Plants Alive in a Cold World,” Guided Winter Nature Program, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 27, free with park admission, meet at the benches by second parking lot, weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Tuesday 1/25

Thursday 1/20

Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one & when to revise it, 2-5 p.m., small fee, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Labyrinth Walk, 4-8 p.m. free and open to public, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, allow 30 minutes for walk, 7727421.

Saturday 1/29 “Transit of Venus” Time Capsule Project, organizational meeting, 1 p.m., free and open to public, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249 or egleason@

Sunday 1/30 ”College Goal Sunday,” workshops to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, 2 p.m., free, at USM and SMCC, sponsored by the Finance Authority of Maine, FMI, or call FAME at 1-800-228-3734. Warm Home Forum, 2 p.m., hosted by Maine Green Energy Alliance, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough, Debbie Atwood, 592-6433, debbiea@,

Health & Support Wednesday 1/19 ”Create a Compelling Vision in 2011,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop, Meadow Wind, 100 Gray Road, Falmouth, register at or call Deb, 797-9007. Early Alzheimer’s Disease & Money Woes, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., panel discussion, free and open to the public, Hilltop Community Room,

”Managing Menopause,” 1-2 p.m., free, must preregister, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681 or

Tom Downing, 781-1545 or

Saturday 1/29

Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 suggested donation, lunch provided, symposium created by the Pachamama Alliance, AwakeningtheDreamer. org, hosted by Allen Avenue U.U. Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, must preregister,, John Burdick, 978-771-6535.

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Saturday 1/22

Wednesday 1/26

Becoming More of Who You Are in A World That Needs You: Change Your World By Becoming Your Best Self, professional development symposium with David Lee, Fran Liautaud, and Michelle Neujahr, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $55, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Blackpoint Road, Scarborough, proceeds benefit The Cancer Community Center, register 774-2200,

Seasoned Worker Forum, for older workers, 9 a.m.-noon, free, Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., Portland, space limited, register at 542-3557, seasonedworkforce. com.

Tuesday 1/25 “Nutrition & Survivorship,” luncheon for cancer survivors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free, New Leaf Survivorship Program, presented by Joan Lavery-McLaughlin, Registered Dietician, Mercy Hospital Fore River, 2nd floor conference room, Portland, RSVP, Lenore Kraus, 553-6867 or

Thursday 1/27 Family Caregiving Employees: Employer Strategies, 8:30-11:30 a.m. wellness training workshop, at the USM Portland, Abromson Center, hosted by MMC Southern Maine Wellness Council, $50 for council members/ $75 nonmembers, Jan. 24 registration deadline,

Kids & Family Stuff Wednesday 1/19

“Wednesdays in the Park,” winter sports activities, hosted by Portland Recreation and Ski Maine, 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 16, free, Payson Hill Terrain Park, Payson Park, Portland.

Saturday 1/22

“Winter Wonderland,” interactive theater workshop, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22, Jan. 29, $15 per session, Theater for Kids at Portland Stage, register at theaterforkids@portlandstage. org or 774-1043 ext. 117.

Tuesday 1/25

Children’s Music, with Matt Loosigian and his guitar, Mr. Cheesey Head, 10 a.m., free, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary. com.

Saturday 1/29 Portland Trails 2011 Winter Walk Series, Evergreen Cemetery, 8:4510 a.m., free, meet at Good Eats Boutique, 463 Stevens Ave., Portland, register at or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at


Getting Smarter Wednesday 1/19 Midnight Metaphysics Society, inception meeting of new discussion group on Classical Metaphysics, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, Bedford St., Portland, by donation, 780-4249, usm.maine. edu/planet.

Saturday 1/29

Thursday 1/20

Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages under 12, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 829-3766.

Buying A Business: How to estimate value, 2-5 p.m., small fee, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland,, 772-1147.

Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays

18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, hosted by OceanView Retirement Community, 781-4460 ext. 104,

Portland Trails’ Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m., reception in Lewis Gallery, followed by presentation in Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, registration required at info@, 775-2511.

Haddock Chowder Lunch, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.


ergy Efficiency,” 7:30 - 9:15 a.m., $15 members/ $25 nonmembers, Woodlands Country Club, Woods Road, Falmouth, 767-5283,

Tuesday 1/25

”The Necessity of Transformation in Troubled Economic Times,” talk by Selma Botman, president of USM, 7-9 p.m., free and open to public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, hosted by The Southern Maine Section of National Council of Jewish Women.

Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, 5-7:30 p.m., $10 adults/ $5 ages 12 and under, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.



Creative Writing Workshop, with Betsy Sholl, Poet Laureate of Maine, 7-8:30 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, space limited, register at circulation desk at 846-4763. E2Tech forum: “Water and Waste Water Utilities and Municipalities En-

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January 19, 2011

Out & About

Music, theater and musical theater By Scott Andrews The January arts-and-entertainment doldrums are over, with a plethora of top-notch happenings in music, theater and musical theater coming up over the next week. The big musical event is the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s first 2011 concert. On Jan. 25, maestro Robert Moody will step up to the podium and conduct a concerto by Sergei Prokofiev, a symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich and a newly commissioned work by South Freeport composer Elliott Schwartz. Good Theater is presenting “Is There Fat In That?” through Jan 23. It’s a powerful, compelling one-woman show that focuses on many issues, ranging from eating disorders to personal identity. It’s a top choice in theater. Portland Ovations presents one of American musical theater’s most beloved shows on Jan. 22: “Fiddler on the Roof.” Set around the turn of the 20th century in czarist Russia, this show revolves around the towering figure of a humble dairyman who struggles to cope with a changing world.

Portland Symphony Orchestra The Portland Symphony Orchestra returns from its extended holiday hiatus with its first program of 2011 on Jan. 25. The two big and famous works on the program are a piano concerto by Sergei Prokofiev and a symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich, but local interest will be centered on a newly commissioned piece by Elliott Schwartz, who taught music for many years at Bowdoin College and is generally regarded as the dean of Maine composers. Jan. 19 marks his 75th birthday, a


Tevye the dairyman is the central figure in “Fiddler on the Roof,” one of the most beloved shows in the history of American musical theater. Portland Ovations presents a national touring production of the 10-time Tony Awardwinning show on Jan. 22.

temporal milestone that is central to the new work, which is titled “Diamond Jubilee.” It’s basically a retrospective of Schwartz’s life and times recounted in his own distinctive musical idiom. “The grand plan was to use the occasion of the birthday as a sort of springboard for a piece of music which is based on my memories of the past 75 years,” Schwartz said. Although he eschews the notion of creating a biographical work, he notes that has woven references to his own musical journey from his childhood to the present day throughout the 18-minute piece. Each of the three movements corre-

sponds to a quarter-century time span, with references to 1936, 1961, 1986 and 2011. “Each movement alternates between newly created passages and flashbacks to my own music composed over the years, including a few works written for the Portland Symphony,” Schwartz added. Two major works by 20th-century Russian composers fill the balance of Moody’s program. Guest artist Andrew von Oeyen will join the symphony for Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, a work that is characterized by orchestral and pianistic brilliance. Von Oeyen is a 31-year-old American pianist with a mile-long resume, who has garnered his share of praise. “Brilliant technique can be taken for granted among today’s concert pianists, but von Oeyen’s playing goes a step further,” wrote Chicago Tribune music critic John von Rheim. “He leaves you convinced that he can do absolutely anything he likes with a keyboard.” The evening will conclude with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, a politically charged composition that dates from the Stalin era; its crowd-pleasing lyricism masks hidden messages of protest and anger. Catch the Portland Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

‘Is There Fat In That?’

Some people’s lives are defined by epic struggles with drugs or alcohol. For at least one woman the personal demon is Drake’s Ring Dings. That’s the quick take on the wonderful retrospective comic drama being presented through this Sunday at Portland’s Good Theater. Ellen Domingos, a 37-year-old former model, recounts key moments of her life on the stage and the runway in a one-woman play titled “Is LN_December_Falmouth Forecaster_2.375inx3.5in LAWRENCE LEVY, DMD There Fat In That?” Eating disorders and related personal Specialist in Orthodontics for issues – such as defining personal idenChildren and Adults tity and seeking self-esteem – are central to Domingos’ play, which she co-wrote with Good Theater artistic director Brian Allen. CERTIFIED AMERICAN BOARD OF ORTHODONTICS Magnetically attracted to the stage at an early age – she first met Allen when 10 Forest Falls Drive – Unit 5 • Yarmouth, Maine

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he was managing director at Maine State Music Theatre and she had a child’s role in “South Pacific” – Domingos sought fame and fortune in New York as both an actress and model. Concern about her weight led to a frustrating, dangerous decade that was defined by a roller-coaster ride of crash diets and eating binges. Domingos’ dark story is told in words and music. Most of the dozen-plus songs come from Broadway shows. These include “N.Y.C.” (from “Annie”), “I Hope I Get It” (from “A Chorus Line”) and “Food Glorious Food” (from “Oliver”). Domingos has a superb, slightly darkly tinged mezzo-soprano voice and her delivery is flawless on most of these musical numbers. But the real attraction is Domingos’ compelling story line and her fearless sincerity, which is absolutely riveting throughout the approximately 80-minute show. Good Theater presents “Is There Fat In That?” through Jan. 23 at with performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 885-5883.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Among the 200 or so different musicals that I have seen over the years, “Fiddler on the Roof” stands out as one of my personal favorites, and I’ve seen it quite a few times. A national touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is coming to Portland this Saturday, thanks to Portland Ovations. Loosely based on the stories of Sholom Alecheim, the 1964 Broadway smash hit was written by Joseph Stein (book), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Jerry Bock (music). The original production garnered 10 Tony Awards, including all the major Page 1 of 1 ones. For a time in the 1970s, “Fiddler on the Roof” held the record as the longestrunning musical in Broadway history. Set in a Ukrainian village on the eve of the Russian Revolution, the story line follows an unlikely hero: a humble Jewish dairyman whose deep faith and love of traditional ways is continually challenged by the changes in the world around him. Plus he’s got six women to contend with – his devoted wife and five daughters. The story is both funny and mesmerizing, while the musical numbers sweep audiences into a wonderful imaginary world that is live theater at its pinnacle. Portland Ovations presents two performances of a national touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall on Jan. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

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Sunday 1/30

Wednesday 1/19

Auditions for “Hollywood Dreams,” for Vivid Motion’s spring dance show to be performed April 8-10 at the St. Lawrence in Portland; 1-4 p.m. audition in class format at Warren Memorial Library auditorium, 479 Main St., Westbrook, for dancers of all ages and abilities,

“M.C. Richards: The Fire Within,” 6 p.m., free screening of film on creativity with filmmakers, Osher Hall, MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland,


Books, Authors Thursday 1/20 Andrew Vietze, author of “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. lecture, free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 865-3307, Rebekah Raye, writer and artist of children’s book “The Very Best Bed,” 5-6:30 p.m. reading, free and open to public, children encouraged to wear pajamas, Lyseth Elementary School library, 175 Auburn St., Portland, sponsored by the Lyseth School Parent Teacher Association.

Monday 1/24 Seanachie Nights: A Tribute to Robert Burns with celtic folk concert by Castlebay, 7-9 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Bull Feeney’s Upstairs, 375 Fore St., Portland, Lynne Cullen, 846-1321,

Tuesday 1/25 Port Veritas Youth Poetry Slam, competition for ages 21 and under, 7 p.m. open mic, followed by slam, free and open to all ages, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland, 780‐6767,

Friday 1/28 Crash Barry, author of novel “Sex, Drugs and Blueberries,” 7 p.m. reading, Books Etc., U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,

Saturday 1/29 Children’s Used Book Sale, 1-4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, proceeds benefit library, 781-2351.

Comedy Friday 1/28 Comedians of “Chelsea Lately:” Natasha Leggero, Loni Love, Josh Wolf & Chuy Bravo, 8 p.m., $30/$20, all ages, State Theatre,

Tuesday 1/25 “Race to Nowhere,” 7-9 p.m., $10, Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, screening sponsored by Falmouth Baseball Boosters and Friends School of Portland, tickets,

man Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4270.

Music Wednesday 1/19 “Knit-or-Not Night,” live fiddle music by Hope Hoffman, 5:306:30 p.m., with storytellerMichael Parent, Free Grange Music Studio Portland, at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland,, 899-3993.

Friday 1/21


“Robot Party,” with music by ID M Theft able, Power Lines, and Computer at Sea, 8 p.m. $5 / free with robot costume, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland,, 615-3609.

sented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, with opening of “Diamond Jubilee,” composed by Elliott Schwartz, 7:30 p.m., $20-$70, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTIX, 8420800,

Wednesday 1/26

Saturday 1/22

Thursday 1/27

Ann Arbor Film Festival 48th Traveling Tour, 7:30 p.m. Program Two, $7 general/ $5 SPACE members, MECA students, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538. org, 828-5600.

”Best of Women in Harmony,” choral concert presented by Women in Harmony, 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 seniors, students; ages under 12 free, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at, Longfellow Books or Starbird Music in Portland, or Nonesuch Books in South Portland.

Noonday Concerts, presented by Portland Conservatory of Music, 12:15 p.m., free and open to public, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Galleries Wednesday 1/19 “Let Cuba Live:” Paintings by Antonio Guerrero, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program with Vinie Burrows, exhibit through Feb. 18, open to public, USM’s Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4270.

Thursday 1/20 Larson Fine Art Gallery Opening, 5-8 p.m., featuring work by David Henning Larson, 331 Cottage Road, South Portland, 767-8221,

Friday 1/21 ”Where Art and Academics Intersect:” An exhibition of student work from Merriconeag Waldorf School, 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb.25, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, 846-6264.

Chipped Enamel, with Phil Hoose, 2 p.m., free and open to the public, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road. ”Country Night at Mayo Street Arts,” 22+ musician showcase, 8 p.m., $5, to benefit Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 6153609, ”Jim Weider’s Project Percolator,” 8 p.m., $17 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, tickets, 761-1757 or “An Odyssey Through the Winter Cosmos,” 8 p.m. concert in star dome theatre with Rob Byrd, $8 adult; $6 children, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, usm., 780-4249.

Saturday 1/22

Sunday 1/23

Color My World: An interactive art exhibit, 1-3 p.m. reception, color activities, The Long Island Dodwell Gallery, Maggie Carle, artsprits@, 766-2940.

“Best of Women in Harmony,” choral concert presented by Women in Harmony, 4 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door/ $10 seniors, students; ages under 12 free, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at wihmaine. org, Longfellow Books or Starbird Music in Portland, or Nonesuch Books in South Portland.

Thursday 1/27 “Storytellers,” USM’s Kate Chaney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts exhibit, free public reception and panel discussion, 5:30 p.m., Glickman Library University Events Room, exhibit on view Jan. 24 – March 12, Unum Great Reading Room, seventh floor, USM Glick-


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Theater & Dance Wednesday 1/19 ”Is There Fat in That?” performed by Ellen Domingos, presented by Good Theater, Jan. 13-23; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and Fridays, $20; 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $25; 2 p.m. Sundays, $25; extra shows, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, $15; 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, $20; St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883,

Thursday 1/20 ”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Jan. 20-Feb. 6, $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or

Friday 1/21 “Guys and Dolls Jr.,” presented by Lyman Moore Middle School, 7

Jim Weider, former member of “The Band,” will be playing at One Longfellow Square on Friday, Jan. 22 with members of his newest musical collaboration Project Percolator, Rodney Holms, Mitch Stein and Steve Lucas. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets available online at onelongfellowsquare. com, 761-1757, and at Bullmoose Music locations. One Longfellow Square is located at 181 State St. in Portland.

p.m. Friday and Saturday Jan. 2122; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, $10 adults, $5 students, Lyman Moore Middle School, Moore Lyseth Road, Portland. ”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14-30; $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, ”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 21-22, Jan. 2829, Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

Saturday 1/22 ”Fiddler on the Roof” presented by Portland Ovations, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, $41-$60, tickets through PortTix, 842-0800, or box office at Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. “Spirits of Suspicion” presented by murder-mystery dinner theatre troupe Mystery for Hire, 6 p.m. doors; 7 p.m. show, $34.95 includes show and meal, Events on Broadway, 729 Broadway, South Portland, 699-5855 or 642-2148. ”Tap, Tap, Jazz,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Jan. 22, $15, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, tickets, 781-3587, ”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 21-22, Jan. 28-

29, Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

Sunday 1/23

”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Jan. 20-Feb. 6, $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors; pay-what-you-can on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or

The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, ensemble performance, 2 p.m., free, The Maine Jewish Museum, Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary, 329-9854; snow date 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30.

”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6; Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333,

Monday 1/24

”The Play About the Baby,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 2, $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, or lucidstage. com.

Friday 1/28

Freeport Community Talent Show, 7 p.m., $6 person/$20 family of four, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrooke St., Freeport.

Woodwind KinderKonzerts: The Nature of Woodwinds

Discover the “nature” of music with the PSO Woodwind Quintet, linking elements of music with sounds of the great outdoors. Great for ages 3-7! Friday, January 28

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Thursday, February 3

East End Community/ Reiche School, Portland

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Friday, February 11

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Thursday, February 18

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from page 1 however, was the early performance of Gov. Paul LePage, who on his first day in office signed an executive order allowing state agencies to request residency information of people seeking state assistance. Then last week, the Republican governor told the NAACP to “kiss my butt” after the organization’s leaders complained he would not continue a tradition of attending their MLK Jr. Day events. He then described the civil rights organization as a “specialinterest group,” saying he would not be “held hostage.” LePage ended up reversing course on Monday, and attended an MLK event not sponsored by the NAACP in Waterville. Critics have expressed concern about the early actions of the LePage administration. Supporters, however, have welcomed LePage’s bluntness and focus on providing services to Mainers.

Speakers at Monday’s rally on the steps of City Hall, which was led by City Councilor Dory Waxman, asked the enthusiastic crowd to meet LePage’s actions not in-kind, but rather, with kindness. Several speakers honed in on LePage’s executive order allowing agencies to question the residency status of people seeking social services. Eda Trejo, a native of El Salvador, said that when she moved to the state, she had nothing and had to rely on the social services to make ends meet. Now that she is on her feet, Trejo has turned her efforts to immigrants trying to escape domestic violence. “The city of Portland helped me big time,” she said. “The family shelter opened their door to me and welcomed me – never mind my color, my language – they opened their door to me and my family.” But Trejo, who said she pays taxes like


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ers and communications office might want to check it out as well.” Citing scripture, the Rev. Eric C. Smith, associate director of the Maine Council of Churches, said when God’s favor returns “steadfast love and faithfulness will meet. Righteousness and peace will kiss one another.” “Last week, all of us here who are committed to righteousness and justice were invited to kiss something else,” Smith said. “But I believe Dr. King would have a message ... turn the other cheek.” The Rev. Kenneth Lewis, pastor of the Green Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Munjoy Hill, who stirred the crowd earlier with a reading of King’s speech on rediscovering lost values, stirred the crowd again by leading the singing the civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome.” After the event, a steady stream of wellwishers embraced Talbot Ross, who said she was moved with “tears of joy” by the outpouring of community support. “I think Dr. King would be proud of us showing what a beloved community really looks like and acts,” she said. “Our community should be proud. “I’m really hoping the leadership of our state is paying attention,” she added. “Because people really want to be a part of how Maine moves forward. Nothing is more important than us moving together.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Withdrawal of Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the City of Portland, City of South Portland, Towns of Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Cumberland, Harpswell, Scarborough, Standish and Windham, Cumberland County, Maine (All Jurisdictions). This notice is to inform you that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing the proposed Base (1-percent-annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and on the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and has terminated the current appeal period for your community. For detailed information on this withdrawal, please contact your local community officials.

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from page 1 final budget for an independent Peaks Island; it is only meant to show legislators that an independent town is viable. The viability budget would have to maintain several state-mandated and essential services, such as infrastructure support, trash disposal and sewage handling. Gee said it will also include services the town wants to maintain, including the school, library, community center and police and emergency services. “We’re looking at all of those numbers again,” Gee said. There continues to be debate about whether islanders need to restart the whole secession process, Gee said. Pro-


ponents point to the last referendum to secede, as well as a recent straw poll of about 200 residents as public support for secession. “It’s not starting over,” he said. “It’s updating those (financial) numbers.” When and if the bill is cleared by the revisor’s office, it will go before the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, which would issue a recommendation to the full Legislature after a series of public hearings. Although the committee issued a 7-5 recommendation against the 2007 secession bill, Gee said supporters are Comment on this story at:

from page 1 leasing the property, Timothy Flanagan, only intends to stay until July 31, and neighborhood residents do not want the city to push him to obtain the permit, which would stay with the property after Flanagan leaves. Flanagan was forced to temporarily relocate the Atlantic House facility to Columbia Road after a fire at the group’s regular home at 201 Congress St. Littell said Flanagan has building permits to renovate 201 Congress St. At the meeting on Jan. 25, Officer Tim Farris will present residents with an assortment of options for starting a neighborhood crime watch, which could range from simply putting up signs to having residents conduct neighborhood patrols. “There is no blueprint,” Farris said. “It’s really up to what the neighborhood wants.” Farris noted the success of neighborhood watch in Riverton Park, where each month police meet with residents


and review each call for service. In the process, Farris said the group was able to disprove the misconception about Riverton Park, which has produced fewer calls for service since the neighborhood watch program’s inception. “People hear Riverton Park and they automatically assume it’s this rough neighborhood that isn’t safe to be in, and it isn’t a desirable neighborhood, when in fact that’s not true,” Farris said. “We can show that with recent crime data.” Now, he said, police are using the neighborhood watch meetings to educate residents about a variety of topics, including ways to remove opportunities for criminals. For example, police will be talking with young girls in the Riverton Park neighborhood about Internet safety, after several girls were allegedly lured away from home by “some unsavory characters” online. Comment on this story at:

from page 1 only 37 percent of the homicides were related to domestic violence, which is down from more than 50 percent in recent years. But “a discouraging aspect of the homicides numbers was that six of the deaths took place in Portland and four of those cases remain open,” McCausland said. Portland Police Chief James Craig, however, took issue, noting the department has made arrests in four of the six homicides. “Their information is not accurate at all,” Craig said. “Of the six, only two remain unsolved.” McCausland said last week he had made “a mathematical error,” although no correction was published as of last week. There are only three open homicide investigations, he said, two in Portland and one in Bangor. But Portland accounted for a quarter of the state’s homicides in 2010, and two-thirds of the unsolved cases – more than any other community. McCausland said Bangor had three homicides, one of which is still open. “Six (homicides) were high for Portland, or for any other community,” McCausland said. “That was a bad year.” Statewide, McCausland said, three of the 26 homicides in 2009 remain open, while three of the 31 homicides in

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2008 are still open. According to Craig, one of the two unsolved Portland homicides stemmed from a Jan. 8, 2010, home invasion where 25-year-old Darien Richardson was shot in the leg and thumb by a home intruder. Richardson died in Florida from a blood clot, about two months later. The other open case was the killing of 22-year-old Taquan Samuels, of New York City. Samuels died after being shot in the chest in an Allen Avenue apartment. According to information provided by police, there were four homicides in 2009, four in 2008, none in 2007 and three in 2006. One 2009 homicide remains open: the Dec. 20 killing of Than Yim on Read Street. Two of the 2008 homicides remain open: the Aug. 16 killing of Frank Williams in Kennedy Park and the Sept. 7 killing of James Angelo, a security guard, at Mercy Hospital. Craig would not discuss the progress of those investigations, but said it is important for members of the public who may have information about the crimes to contact police. “We always need the community’s help in solving these cases,” Craig said. “Especially as time goes by, because it gets increasingly difficult.” Three of the city’s 17 homicides since 2006 were related


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confident the new bill would be approved by the now Republican-led Legislature. Meanwhile, Gee said more islanders are concerned by recent city actions to reduce services, including the number of police officers on the island and the withdrawal of $45,000 in funding for the Children’s Workshop. “We ‘re feeling pretty good about (secession),” he said. “We continue to get more people than not telling us to drive this forward.” If a secession bill is passed, the island could start operating as an independent town on July 1, 2012, Gee said. Sunday’s meeting will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Peaks Island Community Center. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or

Farris said reviewing service calls gives residents a factual picture about what is actually happening in their neighborhood, rather than relying on rumors. Police previously said that one alleged party house on Columbia Road only generated 28 service calls in 2010, only five of which were substantiated by police. But eight substantiated calls are needed in a 30-day period for the city to take enforcement action. “The Rosemont area is actually pretty quiet compared to other neighborhoods,” he said. Regardless of the type of neighborhood watch program the Rosemont residents decide to use, Farris education and communication are the most important outcomes. “We try to develop the leadership within the actual neighborhood,” he said. “Our big thing is that communication piece – giving them the tools to be successful. Obviously, those folks are there 24/7, (but) law enforcement, we’re in and out of the area all the time.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or

to domestic violence, but none of the six 2010 homicides were related to domestic violence. Although encouraged by the drop in domestic violence homicides, Craig said he is disturbed by an increase in drug-related crime. He stressed there is no evidence that Richardson or Samuels were involved in drugs, but said those crimes appear to have a “drug nexus.” Overall, violent crime dropped by 2 percent and property crime dropped by 3 percent last year, Craig said. But there was an “uptick” in robberies, larceny and residential burglaries, he said. “Most of the people we arrested involved in those had some kind of drug addiction,” Craig said. “And to a greater degree, cocaine.” There were also two drive-by shootings last year likely related to drugs, he said. Craig said the department plans on rolling out a series of proactive initiatives to address the increase in drug crimes. But he declined to provide details ahead of a formal announcement. McCausland said the relationship between drugs and violent crimes is not unique to Portland. “The drug numbers are starting to creep into the homicide numbers, either as a direct cause or an overtone,” he said. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or

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