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Vol. 9, No. 4
News of The City of Portland
City explores outside management for Riverside By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — The city is looking for a new operator for the restaurant at Riverside Golf Course and may consider bringing in outside management to run the municipal course. The Finance Committee is
scheduled to discuss Riverside on Thursday and that discussion is expected to include reviewing a request for proposals to run Bogey’s Restaurant beginning this spring. City Public Services Director Mike Bobinsky said he also
expects the committee to discuss management of the course in general, including the possibility of private management. “Right now, Public Services runs the course, the clubhouse and pro shop with limited staff,” Bobinsky said. Three city employees
manage the course. Bobinsky emphasized that the city is not considering selling the property. City Councilor John Anton, chairman of the Finance Committee, said he would like to explore management changes at the
course. Anton said any decision would have to be made by the full council with extensive stakeholder input. “My concern in the short term is that the prospective RFP not be See page 29
AG boosts effort for Peaks Island secession
Sliding into winter Portland’s seventh annual WinterKids Welcome To Winter Festival was held in Payson park on Saturday. The event helps introduce immigrant kids and their families, some of whom may never have seen snow before, to outdoor activities like sledding and snowshoeing, and how to dress for the cold. Local business and civic groups also donated coats, mittens and warm socks, as well as raffle prizes.
drug overdose. But Manning argues that none of those violations could be traced to his business at 416 Fore St., and that police are unfairly targeting the bar for problems created by
By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The Peaks Island secession movement has cleared a significant hurdle in its second attempt to break away from the city. The attorney general’s office has ruled that proponents do not have to start over from scratch, but can pick up where a failed 2007 secession effort left off. Rep. Windol Weaver, R-York, is sponsoring the latest secession bill, which as of Tuesday morning had not yet cleared the revisor’s office. But Weaver said the AG’s ruling essentially keeps the secession movement alive. “That was a big hurdle,” Weaver said. “If the attorney general said we needed to start over that would have killed the bill. ... That was critical.” Chief Deputy Attorney General Linda Pistner informed the city of her department’s ruling in a Jan. 19 e-mail. Although state statutes require a long, complicated process for
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Bar owner wants liquor license after state drops charges By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Fresh off a legal victory, the embattled owner of an Old Port bar wants the city to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 on its liquor and entertainment license. In a letter to city councilors
and the city attorney, Cactus Club owner Thomas Manning said the Department of Public Safety has dismissed six allegations against the bar. But city officials and the Police Department believe the council should proceed with the hearing
By Randy Billings PORTLAND — City officials are working on a plan to lower the threshold for designating problematic residences as disorderly houses, a label that exposes landlords to fines and litigation.
But the Southern Maine Landlord Association believes the city should engage property owners earlier in the process and focus more on proactive measures before crafting a more punitive ordinance.
and ultimately deny the bar’s licenses, which would effectively shut it down. Police contend that over the last year there were six administrative violations at the Cactus Club. They claim the bar over-served patrons and was the scene of a
City eyes tighter rules for landlords with disorderly buildings The existing ordinance requires a property to generate eight substantiated calls to police, or three successful criminal prosecutions, within a 30-day period to be deemed a “disorderly house.” But the Police Department’s
neighborhood prosecutor, Trish McAllister, said that standard is too steep. “It’s just a very high threshold to meet,” McAllister said. “I know there are many properties we keep track of that have had,
let’s say, seven calls in 30 days.” Once a property is designated as a disorderly house, McAllister said the city tries to work with the landlord to fix the problems. If See page 28
Index Arts Calendar.................20 Classifieds......................25 Community Calendar......23 Meetings.........................23 Obituaries.........................9
Opinion.............................5 Out & About....................22 People & Business.........19 Police Beat.......................8 School Notebook............10 Sports............................. 11
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Portland police present awards to officers, citizens By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — Officers and citizens were honored by the Police Department on Saturday for bravery and other commendable acts during 2010. Montique Reddick, Tyron Calhoun and Chris Dobson received the Citizen Award. Reddick and Calhoun helped a man who
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lit himself on fire in Longfellow Square in September; Dobson assisted in rescuing a woman who jumped off the Casco Bay Bridge in October. A Merit Award was presented to Officer Kevin Haley for his role in the October bridge rescue. Haley also received a Merit Award for an investigation that led to a residential burglary arrest in April, and commendatory letters for organizing the Wreaths Across America ceremony in December and for helping a family of four that had been living in their car get food and shelter. Haley was also part of several group commendations. Officer Andjelko Napijalo received a commendation for his effort as a senior lead officer in establishing neighborhood watch groups, while also routinely covering his beat. Officers Frank Pellerin and John Curran were received merit commendations for saving a man who hung himself in April. Dozens of officers were recognized for group efforts in investigation and solving robberies, burglaries and drug operations, and for their responses to shootings and other dangerous situations. The awards ceremony was held at the Eastland Park Hotel. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fourth-graders Hanna Smith, left, and Amanda Theall move packed boxes into a hall at the Nathan Clifford School on Saturday as part of a “Packing Party” in advance of the Feburary vacation move to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School.
City manager search committee gets to work By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — The committee assigned to find a new city manager plans to follow an aggressive timetable, with the goal of having Joseph Gray’s replacement hired by July. City Councilors Cheryl Leeman, John Anton and Jill Duson sit on the search committee. Leeman, the chairwoman, said that
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starting this week the committee will meet every Tuesday at noon at City Hall. Its first goal is to put out a request for proposals from search firms interested in being part of the process. Mayor Nick Mavodones created an outline for the search continued page 28
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Central Maine Power: ‘Smart’ meter opt-out ‘cost prohibitive’ By Emily Parkhurst HALLOWELL — For the time being, the public will remain in the dark about the cost of a possible alternative to Central Maine Power Co.’s “smart” meter program. Citing confidentiality with its vendors, CMP declined to reveal the cost Monday during a Maine Public Utilities Commission technical conference on CMP’s claim that an opt-out provision is not feasible. The company received a grant in 2009 as part of the federal stimulus act to install Advanced Metering Infrastructure in its customer area, which includes new electric meters and repeaters that transmit usage information over wireless networks. Once completed, the project will save CMP the cost of manual meter readers and provide immediate outage reports and the ability to turn off electricity to homes and businesses without having to go to the premises. The project will also make it possible for residential customers to purchase power on an hourly rate, like large customers do, and choose to use appliances when electricity is cheaper. But six complaints have been filed with the PUC by CMP customers concerned about the safety and cybersecurity of the wireless network and the meters, which emit radio frequency radiation that some say can cause medical problems. The PUC launched an investigation two weeks ago into CMP’s claim that it is not possible to allow customers to opt out because of holes that would create in the grid and the cost of implementing two separate systems. But those costs have not been made public. The company claims its only feasible option is to place smart meters further from concerned customers’ homes. On Monday, CMP representatives said the cost of purchasing and installing smart meters should remain private. “The total project costs for the network and IT would be confidential in contract provision with our vendors,” CMP attorney Ken Farber said. However, the company agreed to pro-
Correction A Jan. 19 Page 1 story, “Marchers in Portland honor MLK Jr., send message to LePage,” should have said Jessica Butts has a family member who struggled with homelessness and mental illness. Also, the march was organized by the NAACP.
Scarborough resident Sue Foley-Ferguson, right, talks with Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, during a break at a technical conference discussing Central Maine Power Co.’s “smart” electrical meters at the Maine Public Utilities Commission Monday in Hallowell. Sirocki said she has submitted a bill that would require the company to allow customers to opt out of the wireless meters at the customer’s expense.
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April target for adoption of Portland economic development plan By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — A task force working to create an economic development blueprint for the city has released a draft version of the plan and is seeking public input. The task force, comprised of representatives from the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, Creative Portland Corp. and Downtown Portland Corp., has been working for a year to come up with an economic development vision and direction for the city. A gradu-
ate class from Massachusetts Institute of Technology prepared a profile of the city and provided some strategy suggestions, too. The Community Development Committee was scheduled to discuss the draft, released Jan. 10, at its Wednesday meeting. According to a memo from Economic Development Director Greg Mitchell, public and stakeholder meetings are supposed to be scheduled through March. The task force Facebook page has a link to the draft report along with a com-
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Portland’s decision on USS JFK lacks leadership, wisdom By Stephen M. Woods I’m writing this on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. This is also the day after the Portland City Council unanimously voted against supporting the mere “consideration” of hosting the USS JFK aircraft carrier to serve as a floating museum in Casco Bay. And, it’s the day that I’m resigning my position as the CEO/executive director of the USS JFK Museum organization. In the days, months and years to follow, there will be ample time to discuss and debate the wisdom of terminating this project. Time might convert some current foes of the project to fans through some combination of revisionist history and political hindsight. Depending upon what ultimately happens to the proposed USS JFK site on the waterfront, I can imagine a time when a newspaper editorial writer may write these words: “The USS JFK was a small ship not much bigger than a few basketball courts that represented an opportunity for the city of Portland – and the Portland City Council were a group of political lightweights with the vision and political courage of a team of mice looking through a foggy broken lens constructed from self-interest and self-doubt absent any discernible measure of true leadership or collective wisdom.” Maybe. Maybe not. For me, the most disappointing aspect of this entire process of trying to host the
USS JFK here in Portland is not the end result of the council voting against it – but from the “public” input before, during and after the City Council meeting. The many people who voiced their support for the project did so with a common and universally consistent theme: the USS JFK would boost Portland’s economy, attract thousands of new visitors and be an honor for the city. It could be great for us, the community of Portland. The majority of the people who spoke against it (the stated basis for the Portland City Council decision) followed an equally common and universally consistent theme: obstructed views, and that’s bad for the community of me. By our estimation, less than 150 residents near the Ocean Gateway area would have had their views obstructed in any way by the USS JFK docking plan. In contrast, we also projected that 225,000 visitors each year would have had their views of our beautiful harbor greatly enhanced while contributing an estimated $9.6 million annually in new spending. The indirect benefits (increased cruise ship visits due to the added attraction, significant conventions associated with military reunions, 20,000-plus school children from other states visiting, etc.) would have quadrupled the annual direct benefits. Over the 20-year plan to host the USS JFK, just the direct economic benefit to Portland was projected to be $192.7 million.
In Washington, D.C., Augusta, Portland, and in Yarmouth, where I am an elected town councilor, we are all gripped by the phenomena of “me” in regard to public policy and community issues. In Yarmouth, we are lucky to get more than three members of the public to attend meetings where issues associated with a $30 million-plus budget are being reviewed. Yet a dozen people will show up to vigorously debate a street light being removed from their neighborhood to conserve energy. As individuals and to a great extent as a country, I fear that we have lost our way in regard to personal sacrifice in pursuit of the common good. The new operating system seems to be “... my interests are commonly good.” The negative aspect of a few hundred people’s scenic view while jogging near the Eastern Promenade was given significant weight in the decision-making process. Yet, Portland’s incredible military history was seemingly discounted. Thousands of men and women throughout Maine have defended our liberty and our freedoms since the birth of our nation, 244 Liberty ships were built in South Portland during World War II, no fewer than eight forts still exist today in Casco Bay, and just north of Portland, Bath Iron Works is one of the largest employers in the area and one of the largest shipbuilders for the Navy. Yet, many opponents of the USS JFK cited the military context of the ship as being another negative inconsistent with Portland’s image. The USS JFK Museum project here in Portland was not terminated by the Port-
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land City Council because the ship was “too big.” It was not terminated because the financial risk to the community was too big – escrow funds and financial guarantees would have been provided before the USS JFK came within 100 miles of Portland, eliminating any potential cost to the city. Nothing big was required of the Portland City Council at this phase of the process. This project failed because of smallness. Individual smallness in regard to selfish interests, and institutional smallness in regard to the vision of the Portland City Council. And beyond those two groups, we are all to blame. It’s been exactly 50 years since President Kennedy’s urged Americans to “ask not what your country can do you for you; ask what you can do for your country.” It’s not an insignificant point that President Kennedy did not deliver that message as a request; it was a clear and powerful directive delivered as a morale imperative. And, 50 years ago, America listened. In the town of Yarmouth, the city of Portland, throughout Maine and across our country, we all need to do a better job of heeding the spirit of JFK’s words. Not to host a “big” ship. But to reclaim the essence of our collective character as Americans. Stephen M. Woods was CEO/executive director of the USS JFK Museum organization. He is also a Yarmouth town councilor, former chairman of the Yarmouth Planning Board and president/CEO of Falmouth-based TideSmart Global.
Talking about rape: 5 years later, I hesitate for different reasons By Emily Parkhurst Five years later, I still get a knot in the pit of my stomach when I talk about the night I was drugged, abducted and raped. I don’t imagine that admission comes as too much of a shock. I think most survivors of sexual violence feel hesitation discussing what happened and I think, as listeners, we expect that hesitation. However, my twisted guts have nothing to do with my own hesitation and everything to do with making other people uncomfortable. While I am a reporter, and sometimes making people uncomfortable is part of my job description, usually that discomfort has everything to do with them and nothing to do with what happened to me. And that’s just it — it happened to me. I did not “ask for it” any more than someone who is diagnosed with cancer asks for that. Yet, when I talk about rape, many people get this blank look on their faces. People are paralyzed by the word. It’s no wonder victims feel hesitation. Don’t get me wrong. I get it. Rape is a
very personal crime, unlike any other. For many victims, their attacker is someone they know, someone they trusted, someone who cared for them or someone they called a friend. My attacker was a stranger I’d never met before he handed me a drink in a crowded dance club in Portland. I wasn’t drunk. I was the designated driver for some of my friends. So, I took a small sip to be polite, then put the drink down on a table. I thanked him, then tried to make my way back to my friends. That was the last thing I remember, until I woke up, five hours later, in a dank basement apartment, naked, bleeding from deep cuts on my hands, covered in bruises, with a man I didn’t know, raping me from behind. Whether you know me personally or not, whether you have experience with sexual violence or not, I’m sure that’s a hard thing to read. It may be harder to know that the South Portland Police Department investigated, but told me they did not have enough evidence to take the case to the district attorney. Last I knew, my rapist had a
child and was still living in that basement apartment where he raped me. And, you see, that’s the problem. For most rapists, there’s no trial. In fact, for most rapists, there’s not even an accusation. I can’t help but believe part of that stems from the fear victims feel when they talk about the crime against them. It’s hard. And when the person you’re talking to stares blankly back, terrified about what to say, that makes it even harder. The five-year anniversary of my attack was Jan. 20 at about midnight. So, with five years of experience talking about rape, and some time volunteering for a rape crisis hotline, here are a few things that have struck me: • Rape is different than other crimes. However, if you’re talking to someone who was raped, it’s not all that different than talking to someone who has lost a loved one or was just diagnosed with a serious disease, like cancer. • Many survivors want to talk, but they don’t want to burden the person they’re talking to (myself included). • If the survivor brings it up, she (or he) probably wants to talk about it. If you’re totally uncomfortable talking about it, get over it and just listen.
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• A victim is still a person. Rape is about dehumanizing someone. This seems obvious, but don’t dehumanize her further by not believing her or suggesting something she did caused the attack. • And relax. Just relax. If a victim chose to tell you, she/he chose you for a reason. If you relax, you won’t say the wrong thing. And if this victim is like me, and feels comfortable talking about this to anyone, you can be pretty confident you won’t hurt her by saying the wrong thing. In fact, when I first met my husband, before we were married, before he knew about my rape, he made a funny, but crude, rape joke. It was such a relief that finally, someone wasn’t treating me with kid gloves. (Want to talk to someone? Call the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine at 1-800-313-9900 or the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE) Emily Parkhurst is a staff writer for The Forecaster. This column first appeared in her blog, Heels in the Snow, on theforecaster.net.
January 26, 2011
When losing means winning I’ve learned over the years that life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect or hope. But sometimes, failure leads to success. We fall short in achieving a big goal, but an even better opportunity awaits us around the corner. That is the case with a Superintendent’s $200,000 grant recently awarded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to the Portland Public Schools and two partner organizations. I want to tell you about how the grant will launch a major effort to change our district’s high schools so that they do a better job of reaching all students and helping them achieve their potential. This initial grant could lead to a much larger one James C. Morse Sr. in future years. But first, let me fill you in on the back story. Last year, teachers from Portland High School worked with their colleagues at Casco Bay High School and the staff of the Portland nonprofit, LearningWorks, to write an ambitious federal grant application under the I3 Validation grant program. The grant would have
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provided several million dollars to completely overhaul Portland High, creating smaller learning communities, career pathways and many other changes. The grant was not approved. But another nonprofit, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, understood the student-centered concepts we put forth in the I3 grant and believed there was another funding opportunity through the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Based in Quincy, Mass., the foundation is the largest charitable organization in New England that focuses exclusively on education. The revised grant is even more far-reaching than the original one. It involves all four of our high schools – Deering, Portland, Casco Bay and Portland Arts and Technology High School – plus both JMG and LearningWorks. We already have successful partnerships with both of those nonprofits. JMG partners with public schools throughout Maine to help students reach their full potential. LearningWorks focuses its efforts on youth, the immigrant community and low-income families. Our recently approved $200,000 grant was one of three awarded in Maine. The “Student-Centered Learning” grant will launch an intensive, year-long planning effort. We will design innovative strategies for meeting the needs of all learners. The grant will encompass education taking place in and out of the classroom and involving a wide variety of adults. Mastery of skills and content will be measured
using a combination of traditional testing and demonstration in settings such as learning exhibitions. We will create a model for personalized learning that can benefit all students in the Portland Public Schools. We will be seeking input from students, parents, staff and community members. Check the Portland Public Schools website for updates. After a year of planning, we will be able to apply to Nellie Mae for implementation funding. The foundation anticipates awarding multi-year implementation grants to up to six of its planning grant recipients. The implementation grants are expected to total $800,000 to $1.5 million per year for up to five years. So, the Portland Public Schools potentially could receive millions of dollars to revamp our high schools. We have a lot of work ahead of us. But we also have an incredible opportunity, thanks to those who wrote the unsuccessful federal grant last spring. Sometimes losing out on an opportunity means winning in the long run. James C. Morse Sr. is Portland’s superintendent of schools. His column runs monthly in The Forecaster and on theforecaster.net. He can be reached at morsej@ portlandschools.org.
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translate my information to yet one more medium. Granted, I am an artist. I am a writer. I have a fondness – OK, an obsession perhaps – with imported papers and watermarks and writing implements. And don’t get me started on those dreamy ledger books with the thick covers and the graph paper inside. I am not completely anti-technology, but let’s just say that when I buy paper for my inkjet printer, it’s the heavyweight stuff, 28 pound. I admit it; I love the sound of the paper bending as I crease it with my fingernail. So it distresses me greatly that people want me to input all manner of facts and figures onto a computer screen, hit the right buttons (this is where I screw up) and voila – a record of my financial life, emblazoned upon a hard drive. How unromantic. I mean, the only things that have ever made tax time tolerable for me are the sensory pleasures. The feel of the paper. The sound of the pencil sharpener. The scent of the white Staedtler Mars eraser. Truth be told, I’ve always loved punching numbers into my calculator. It turns me on. I say, it’s time to make tax-time sexy again. Tactile. Whatever does it for you. Graph paper. An abacus. Pretending you are June Cleaver for a couple of months. Whip up a percolator pot of Maxwell House. I’ll see you on the other side of April 15. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at email@example.com.
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Another case of left foot-in-mouth disease On Jan. 8, a man opened fire in a public space in Tuscon, Ariz., shooting 19 and killing 6. As with other senseless killings perpetrated by deranged individuals in this and other societies, it is impossible to derive a linear cause-and-effect relationship. That axiom, however, provides not even a small hurdle for the self-described intellectuals, those on the left who know precisely and so smugly that it was the violent rhetoric spewed by the right which caused the tragedy. Even when shown that there is not one scintilla of evidence proving such incendiary and partisan theories, they merely pivot and claim that while the rhetoric may not have been a direct cause, it clearly must have been an “indirect cause.” See The Universal Notebook, “Time to stop the crazy talk,” Jan. 19-21. I’m an attorney. I use words for a living. The term “indirect cause” means absolutely nothing. I’m also a liberal. I think gay, black, handicapped manatees should be able to marry. And I am getting very tired of other liberals alienating pretty much everyone else in the country with their elitist, smug theories. No one, and I mean no one, enjoys being talked down to. This does not stop some liberals from lecturing to us all about the “undeniable” relationship between conservative rhetoric and all manner of social ills, including bullying and “hate” crimes. Here is a news flash – in a country that cherishes and protects free speech, some speech will be offensive to everyone. Michael J. Waxman Yarmouth
Beem upholds the double standard I was waiting for it. I knew that Edgar Allen Beem would not be able to stop himself from blaming “the Right” for Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage. Once Paul Krugman, Michael Moore and Keith Olbermann blazed the trail, Beem would jump right in. However, I also knew that he would twist himself into a pretzel to 1) find a way to blame “crazy talk” from right-wing opinion-makers for the shootings even though most recent Quinnipiac survey shows that only 15 percent said that overheated political rhetoric was the main reason for the shooting and 2) find a way to agree with President Obama and Jon Stewart that we should tone down the political rhetoric while in the same breath blame only right-wing opinion-makers for the overheated political rhetoric. Yet when a young man held personnel at the Discovery Channel hostage in September 2010 and claimed that Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” inspired him, Beem was silent. And after the Fort Hood shooting the
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The embarrassment in the Blaine House Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is off to an inauspicious beginning. He made news prior to his inauguration by promising to tell the president of the United States to “go to hell” and by threatening to punch a reporter. Since taking office, LePage has made news by hiring his own daughThe Universal ter, failing to invite the state poet laureate to his inauguration, issuing an order to check the immigration status of anyone seeking state aid, placing a gag order on department heads, and most recently of course, by declining to attend Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities and telling the NAACP to “kiss my butt.” Let’s face it, folks, Edgar Allen Beem we have an oaf in the Blaine House. Someone needs to place a gag order on the governor before he strikes again. Go to hell? Kiss my butt? What’s next, the F-bomb? In a state accustomed to class acts such as Margaret Chase Smith, Ed Muskie, Bill Cohen, George Mitchell, Angus King, John Baldacci, Susan Collins, John McKernan, and Olympia Snowe, LePage is a national embarrassment. His boorish, belligerent manner projects the ugly backside of Maine. The governor’s communications director, Dan Demerrit, winced the instant LePage blurted out his insult to the NAACP. Later Demerrit attributed his boss’s words to “a directness about him that a lot of people find appealing.” Appealing? LePage’s surliness has all the direct appeal of passing gas in a crowded room. If Demerrit is doing his job, he will find someone LePage respects (if such a person exists) to take him to the woodshed and teach him some manners. LePage’s lame excuse for blowing off Martin Luther King Jr. Day was that the NAACP is a “special interest” group. Talk about hypocrisy. When he made his nasty remark, LePage had just finished
media said “Let’s not rush to judgment. His Islamic beliefs may not have had anything to do with his actions.” The double standard is striking. I agree with Jon Stewart and his message at his rally
meeting with the Sanford Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is one of the largest and most powerful special interest groups in Maine and in the country. Then, a couple of days later, LePage was outside the Statehouse demonstrating against Roe v. Wade with another special interest group, opponents of a woman’s right to choose. Sounds to me as though a “special interest” is anything Paul LePage doesn’t support, such as social justice and environmental protection. He’s prepared to turn himself inside out to accommodate the business community, so business isn’t a “special interest.” There are some ironies, however, in LePage’s all-business-all-the-time agenda. First, while he complains about Maine’s lousy business climate, he also brags about how Marden’s expanded all over the state on his watch. So, apparently Maine is not such a bad place to do business after all. Secondly, LePage trumpets job creation and spending cuts, but his first supplemental budget does neither. It adds more than $100 million to pay old Medicaid bills. Not a bad idea. He thinks he can pay these overdue hospital bills with increased state revenues. I just hope he remembers to thank President Obama for getting the economy back on track after the Bush train wreck, because bailouts and stimulus spending are the reasons LePage may have more money in the state kitty to pay bills. If telling the president to “go to hell” and the state’s leading human rights organization to “kiss my butt” is the way Paul LePage conducts business, I have to believe there are a lot of Marden’s employees who were quite pleased to see Boss LePage leave. If such churlishness is his leadership style, we’ll all be better off when he’s gone. Unless LePage can learn to keep a civil tongue in his head, our best hope may be that he will tire of the criticism, pull a Palin and quit after a couple of years. 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: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/79476
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PORTLAND — Mary B. O’Sullivan, 94, died Jan. 10. A woman of great intelligence and sharp wit, she possessed a near encyclopedic knowledge of poetry, music and Latin. She graduated from the University of Rochester and later earned her master’s degree in library science at Columbia University. For 50 years she was married to George O’Sullivan until his death in 1993. A career librarian who worked in both public libraries and in schools, she truly enjoyed all aspects of her vocation. Her hobbies included shopping, traveling, singing and playing music. For many years she lived in the metro-
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Whole Foods Market recently presented a check for nearly $6,000 to the Longfellow Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization in support of the school’s learning garden. Longfellow will use part of the donation from Whole Foods Market to purchase a small greenhouse, to build an outdoor classroom with help from students at Portland Arts and Technology High School and to purchase artists’ clipboards for sketching and writing about the garden. The donation will also enable the school to partner with the local nonprofit group, Cultivating Communities, to more fully integrate the garden into Longfellow’s curriculum. Cultivating Communities will help teachers set up a system of volunteers to sustain use of the garden for student learning when the grant runs out.
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Cheverus-Deering split hoops doubleheader By Michael Hoffer Ed. Note: For the full versions of these game stories, with additional photos, visit theforecaster. net) PORTLAND—Cheverus High School was the place to be Saturday afternoon and evening as the Stags hosted Deering in girls’ and boys’ basketball action. In the daytime, the Rams girls’ squad stayed unblemished, leaving Cheverus to continue to wonder what it takes to beat one of its elite city rivals. Deering improved to 11-0 behind a stellar team-wide effort, paced by 24 points from senior standout Kayla Burchill, the league’s leading scorer, and a best-varsity-effort-to-date 14 points from sophomore Marissa MacMillan, to down the now 9-2 Stags, 56-44. In the evening, Cheverus appeared to have it put away early, grabbing a 22-6 second period lead, but to the Rams’ credit, they never buckled and made things interesting in the second half, drawing as close as seven points. They could get no closer, however, and dropped to 7-4, becoming the Stags’ 10th straight victim, by a 61-51 margin.
Too big, too tough Deering’s girls won eight of their first 10 games by double digits and recently saw Burchill eclipse the 1,000 point mark for her career. Cheverus won nine of its first 10, but the loss really stung, as visiting McAuley rallied to beat the Stags, 45-42. Cheverus had never beaten Deering in the teams’ previous 10 meetings and had never gotten closer than 17 points. Last year, the Rams rolled at home, 66-34. This time, the game was closer, but in the end, Deering had all the answers again.
Cheverus actually got off to a great start, scoring the game’s first five points and leading, 15-13, after the first period. Stags junior standout Morgan Cahill picked up her third foul in the second quarter and the Rams took control as MacMillan began to impose her will inside. Deering went on a 10-0 run and led, 26-21, at halftime. Cheverus pulled within 28-24 early in the third on a 3-pointer from junior Alexandra PalazziLeahy, but the Rams answered as a pair of jumpers from senior Aarika Viola, two Burchill free throws and a Burchill layup gave Deering its biggest lead to that point, 36-24, midway through the third. The Stags got a layup from Cahill, a 3-pointer from PalazziLeahy and two free throws from Cahill to crawl back to 36-31, but in the span of 14 seconds, MacMillan made a layup and
Burchill hit a 3. Seconds later, Cahill picked up her fourth foul and Cheverus was on the ropes entering the final stanza, down 41-31. The Stags would get as close as eight in the fourth, but Deering, featuring its signature experience and poise, never panicked and the Rams went on to a 56-44 triumph. “The kids have a lot of pride,” said Deering third-year coach Mike Murphy. “We knew Cheverus was tough and they’d come out with an extra little step. We slowed them down and the kids did a great job of playing within themselves.” The University of Vermontbound Burchill overcame her slow start to finish with 24 points, 11 rebounds and two steals, another spectacular effort for arguably the best player in the state. “We have been working hard in practice to face these teams and hopefully come on top like we did today,” Burchill said. “Other people were scoring (early in the
game). The ball wasn’t in my hands at the time. That was OK because we were still doing well. Everyone stepped up.” “Kayla really helps us because of her skill,” MacMillan said. “She can shoot anywhere on the floor. She can do anything.” MacMillan also sparked scoring 14 points, adding five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. “I feel like it was my best game,” MacMillan said. “I was playing against Morgan and she’s a real challenge for me. I felt like I had to step up my game. She’s a really good player.” “(Marissa) really finished well today, got boards and helped on Cahill a lot,” Burchill said. “She’s worked really hard in practice finishing and boxing out and it showed today.” Junior Ella Ramonas finished with eight points, but more importantly added 12 reboumds. half of which came on the offensive end. “Ella does all the intangible things,” Murphy said. “She’s a tough high school player. She did a great job.” For Cheverus, Palazzi-Leahy led the way with 16 points. She also blocked three shots. Cahill had 13 points despite her foul trouble. Senior Britni Mikulanecz, who spent her first three years at Deering, scored 13 points, had four rebounds, two blocks and a steal. “Deering’s size inside hurt us,” Cheverus coach Richie Ashley said. “Their big girl has really improved. It shows what hard work can do. She’s a big girl and they have Burchill and the other girls are good players too. They deserved to win. They played a good game. They made shots when they needed to. “It’s not demoralizing at all. We
had a starter out (sophomore Kylie Libby). That might have made a bit of a difference. They just hit shots. Once we break the ice, we’ll break the ice. We still have a ways to go.” Cheverus (now fifth in the Western Class A Heal Points standings) hoped to bounce back at home Tuesday versus Biddeford. The Stags still have several tough games on their schedule, including home tilts versus South Portland and Sanford and trips to Gorham, McAuley (Feb. 8) and South Portland. Deering (second to McAuley in the standings) was at Westbrook Tuesday and plays at Portland Friday. The Rams are gearing up for two games versus McAuley in a nine-day span (Feb. 3 at home and Feb. 11 at the Lions) and hopes their best is still to come. “This is only one game and we play McAuley twice,” Murphy said. “We’ll learn from mistakes. We hope to get better.” “I think we can be on top if we keep playing like we did today,” said Burchill. “We knew people didn’t want us to be on top since we have been, but we’re going to prove we can again.”
now in the midst of the Western Class A playoff hunt. After a 2-4 start, the Bulldogs have now won four straight. Last Wednesday, Portland hosted South Portland in the 208th all-time meeting between the schools, one that proved to be a game for the ages. The Red Riots were coming off a double-overtime win at Thornton Academy and had no idea that they’d play even longer at the Expo. The Bulldogs rallied from an 11-8 deficit after one quarter to lead 28-21 at halftime. Portland led by as many as 14 in the fourth period before South Portland rallied to lead in the waning seconds,
where Bulldogs senior Matt McInnis raced down and fed junior Pete Donato for a tying shot at the horn. After each squad scored two points in the first overtime, the Red Riots appeared primed to put it away in the second fourminute session, but junior Mike Herrick kept the hosts alive with an improbable 3-pointer as time expired and it was on to the third overtime. “Driving in the car with my Dad before the game, we talked about depth perception and shooting,” Herrick said. “That’s all I was thinking about, concentrating on the rim and making that shot. It felt wonderful.”
In the third overtime, finally, Portland put it away and went on to a stirring 80-71 win. “This boosts our confidence way up,” said Herrick, who led all scorers with 32 points. Donato added 19. “Wow!” added Portland’s longtime coach Joe Russo, who said afterwards he didn’t recall ever coaching in a triple-overtime game. “I say wow because it was an exciting high school game. Fans got their money’s worth. Neither team quit. It was nice to see two teams go at it like that and the excitement.” Saturday, in a much calmer affair, the Bulldogs improved to
6-4 with a 53-30 triumph at Kennebunk (Herrick again led the way with 13 points). Portland (ninth in the Western Class A Heal Points standings and knocking on the door to get in the top eight, who make the cut for the playoffs) now faces a brutal stretch. The Bulldogs hosted Bonny Eagle Tuesday, go to Deering Friday and visit Cheverus Saturday in a makeup of this past Friday’s contest which was postponed by snow. In Western C, Waynflete is also in the thick of the playoff hunt. The Flyers extended their win streak to three games, improved
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Deering senior Kayla Burchill goes to the hoop while surrounded by Cheverus junior Morgan Cahill (left), sophomore Brooke Flaherty and senior Britni Mikulanecz (right). Burchill had 24 points and helped the Rams stay perfect with a 56-44 win at the Stags Saturday afternoon.
Cheverus junior Morgan Cahill is trapped by Deering senior Kayla Burchill (left), sophomore Marissa MacMillan (32) and senior Aarika Viola (right) after pulling down a rebound.
Stags get it done
The boys’ game featured a Cheverus squad which had run roughshod over the league, hosting a Deering team that had been up and down, scoring only 28 points in a loss at Scarborough on one hand and beating visiting Thornton Academy on the other. Entering Saturday night’s contest, Cheverus had beaten its city rival in eight consecutive meetings, including 30- and 10-point triumphs a year ago. Deering’s last win over the Stags came Feb.
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Despite snow and cold, local teams stay hot By Michael Hoffer (Ed. Note: For the complete Portland-South Portland boys’ basketball and Portland-South Portland boys’ hockey stories, visit theforecaster.net) Although two days of games were lost to snow last week, there was plenty of drama in the days just past. As we draw nearer to the playoffs, locals are making noise in several sports. Here’s a glimpse:
Boys’ basketball While Cheverus was staying perfect by downing Deering Saturday (please see story), Portland has quietly been surging and is
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to accept and play. We do have Becca and Stegemann added 19 and senior Liz Lewis Alexa who are our players and everyone finished with 10. In the loss, senior Sam from page 11 knows that. Hannah Cooke does a nice job Oakland led the way with 10 points. The to 7-4 and sixth in the Heals after edging doing the little things, getting rebounds. Flyers hosted Greater Portland Christian visiting Traip, 42-40, Saturday (behind 13 (Junior) Sadie Dipierro always guards the School Tuesday, visit Hyde Wednesday and points apiece from juniors Chris Burke and best player on the other team. (Sophomore) welcome NYA Friday. Boys’ hockey Mitch Newlin). Waynflete is at Western B Molly Mack’s a workhorse who gets reOn the ice, Cheverus started the week power Cape Elizabeth Wednesday, goes to bounds. Allie’s a fantastic freshman off North Yarmouth Academy Friday and visits the bench. She adds an extra spark to our 6-2 and fourth in the Western Class A Heal team. We have seniors who don’t get a lot Points standings. Last week, the Stags lost, A.R. Gould Tuesday. of playing time, Kayla Daigle and Olivia 4-1, to Portland (senior Nic Lops had the Girls’ basketball While Deering’s girls’ team stayed per- Porch, who are great leaders and want to lone goal), but bounced back with a 3-1 fect with its impressive win at Cheverus win. Having a team like this makes it fun. home win at Gorham Saturday (junior (please see story) Saturday, McAuley was It’s been great. I went through a spell where John Cella, sophomore Liam Fitzpatrick I wasn’t sure which role I wanted to have and sophomore Cameron McLain had the staying atop the Western Class A heap. The Lions improved to 11-0 last week with basketball. It’s been my entire life. goals). Cheverus is at Brunswick Wednesafter downing host Biddeford (54-29) It’s a great opportunity. The kids have been day, hosts Bonny Eagle Thursday, welcomes Deering Saturday and goes to Noble and visiting Portland (68-42). Against the awesome. It’s been a great fit.” McAuley hosted Kennebunk Tuesday, for a makeup game Monday. Bulldogs, McAuley raced to an 18-8 first visits Westbrook Friday and welcomes The Rams are 2-6 and 15th in the requarter lead as senior Rebecca Knight and Massabesic Tuesday. Then, the fun really gion after splitting a pair of road games junior Alexa Coulombe impressed with begins as the Lions still have Deering twice last week, winning at Windham (2-0) and their scoring and shot-blocking acumen, falling at Massabesic (2-1). Deering hosts respectively, but Portland battled back to and Cheverus and Gorham once apiece. “We need to keep getting better,” Vachon Noble Thursday, goes to Cheverus Saturday tie the score at 21-21 midway through the said. “We’ve been focusing on moving the and is home with Massabesic Monday. second period. The Lions then came to ball around and getting it inside and getting Portland is still in the playoff hunt at 5-6 life as Knight hit a jumper, freshman Allie the opponent to play defense against us. and seventh in Western A (the top eight Clement made a layup after a steal, Knight That’s tough for other teams.” teams make the postseason). Last week, the made a layup, hit two foul shots and buried Portland has been very competitive, but Bulldogs beat Cheverus (4-1), then lost to a leaner, Clement made another layup and just hasn’t been able to get in the win colvisiting South Portland (4-1) and Falmouth sophomore Hannah Cooke scored on a putback to give McAuley a 35-21 halftime umn. Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs gave (5-2). Against the Stags, freshmen Zach lead. The Lions cruised from there behind host South Portland fits before going down Luce and Colin Merrill and seniors Eddie 26 points and 10 rebounds from Knight, to a 63-54 defeat (senior Nicolette Kapo- Apon and Bronson Guimond had the goals. 16 points from Knight and a dozen blocks thanasis had 21 points and junior Rebecca Apon had the goal versus the Red Riots Smith added 14). In the loss at McAuley, and Apon and Guimond scored against the from Coulombe. “It’s going well,” said Lions’ first-year Kapothanasis finished with 14. Portland Yachtsmen. Portland is at defending state coach Amy Vachon, the one-time Cony (3-8 and 16th in the Heals) went to Bonny champion Biddeford Wednesday and goes High and University of Maine standout. Eagle Tuesday and hosts Deering Friday. to Falmouth Saturday. Girls’ hockey “We haven’t had a lot of time together, only Tuesday of next week, Portland goes to On the girls’ side, defending state cham25 practices. We’re definitely still learning. Sanford. In Western C, Waynflete started the pion Cheverus is in good position to return We’re getting there and getting better, but week 9-31/19/11, and sixthp/up in the1/26/11 Heals after EW 1/6/11, 1/12, p/up ingoing Portland only) to the playoffs. The Stags entered the week eachFL--(submit: day is a learning process.insertion: Every game 1-1 last week, rolling, 73-50, at Hebron, 8-4-1 and third in the West region Heals afwe have to come out and be in attack mode then losing, 45-35, to visiting Traip. In ter a 2-1 victory at Lewiston (behind goals and be ready for whoever we’re playing. “One of the things that I’m really proud the victory, sophomore Martha Veroneau from junior Sarah LaQuerre and freshman of is the roles the girls have been willing had a career-high 32 points, senior Lydia Katie Roy) and a 1-1 home tie versus York (LaQuerre tied the game with a late goal). Cheverus is at Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete Wednesday and hosts Falmouth Saturday. Portland has work to do to make the playoffs. The Bulldogs dropped to 4-8-2 and sixth in the region (where just four teams
make the playoffs) after a 3-1 home loss to Scarborough and a 5-5 tie against visiting Biddeford. Sophomore Drew Barry had the goal against the Red Storm and Barry and junior Raechel Allen both scored twice versus the Tigers. Portland hosts Yarmouth Wednesday. Waynflete’s co-op team with Cape Elizabeth improved to 3-10 (and seventh in the standings) Saturday after a 6-3 home win over Brunswick. Wednesday brings a home tilt versus Cheverus. Thursday, a trip to Falmouth and Saturday a home date versus Gorham.
Deering’s indoor track teams continued to excel on Saturday. The boys tallied 112.5 points to down Gorham (51.5) and Biddeford (30). The Rams got victories from Jared Bell in the junior shot put (41 feet. 0.75 inches), Billy Farrell in the high jump (5 feet, 4 inches), Tom Dean in the mile (5 minutes, 6.7 seconds), Ricardo Delgado in the junior 45 hurdles (6.3 seconds), Tony Sen in the senior 45 hurdles (6.2), Tom Grey in the junior 40 (5.0) and the junior 200 (27.5), Renaldo Lowry in the senior 40 (4.7) and the 300 (37.7), Sam Balzano in the senior 200 (25.2), Joseph Luka in the senior 400 (57.4), James Ociti in the junior 800 (2:16.9) and Sean Perry in the senior 800 (2:16.3), along with their junior relay team (1:10.2). The girls’ squad won with 92.5 points, besting Biddeford (74) and Gorham (39.5). Winners included Rashad Zagon in the high jump (4-1), Edie Pallozzi in the twomile (12:27.5) and the junior 800 (2:39.0), Casey Girsch in the junior 45 hurdles (7.2), Veronica Mitchell in the senior 45 hurdles (7.1) and the 600 (1:40.8) and Tricia Stewart in the senior 200 (30.2). Cheverus’ boys had 44 points to beat Thornton Academy (28), but finished second to Scarborough (125). Victors included Jackson McMann in the junior 200 (26.5) and David Woodbury in the mile (5:13.9). The girls were third with 28 points (Thornton Academy had 96 and Scarborough 76).
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Busy weekend for SMCC hoops teams Southern Maine Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted Unity College and Vermont Tech this weekend. Saturday, the women downed Unity, 83-27, behind 19 points and 11 rebounds from Christina Ricci, 16 points and seven rebounds from Alisa Sweet and 13 points apiece from Esther Palmieri and Jessica Truman (who also had five assists and five
Local teams from page 12 Lizzie Gwilym won the senior 800 (2:41.4), Kiera Murray took the junior 800 (2:45.2). Portland’s boys had 42 points and came in second to Bonny Eagle (118), while downing Westbrook (34). Abram Marr won the junior 800 (2:25.5). Faisal Hilowle was first in the mile (5:17.1). The Bulldogs also won the 840 relay (1:42.6). The Portland girls, along with McAuley, competed against Bonny Eagle and Westbrook. The Scots were first with 150 points, the Bulldogs (73) second, Lions (42) third and Blue Blazes (14) fourth. Portland winners included Mary Nyembo in the senior 40 (5.4) and the senior 200 (29.1), Mariana Angelo in the junior 200 (30 seconds) and Darian Sobin in the junior shot put (24-10). McAuley had two runners-up, Jennifer Field in the high jump (4-6) and Christina Leake in the senior 400 (1:09.9). Saturday, Deering and McAuley compete against Thornton Academy and Windham, Cheverus faces Biddeford, Massabesic and Westbrook and Portland meets Noble and Scarborough.
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Roundup steals). The men defeated Unity, 112-51, as Josh Mackie had 22 points, Paul Holland 18, Coleman Findlay 14 and Matt Findlay and Randall Laing 12 apiece. Sunday, the women beat Vermont Tech, 72-62, thanks to 31 points from Ricci, 17 from Palmieri and 16 from Sweet, to improve to 9-11 (6-2 in the Yankee Small College Conference). The men lost to Vermont Tech, 88-83, despite 24 points from Coleman Findlay, to drop to 11-10 (5-3 in-conference). The Seawolves are back in action Thursday at home versus the University of Maine-Augusta.
Casco Bay Sports winter offerings 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 (Cheverus at Falmouth, Scarborough at Deering, McAuley at Cape Elizabeth and Portland at Sanford) were postponed due to snow. Cheverus went to Windham Monday. Saturday, Waynflete joined NYA at Kennebunk. Results weren’t available at press time. At this weekend’s Falmouth Diving Invitational, Cheverus’ Michael Gordon placed eighth on the boys’ side, with a score of 223.35. Portland’s Liam Brochu came in 13th (157.80). In the girls’ competition, Cheverus’ Maria Cianchette finished ninth (223.65).
Skiing Local Nordic ski teams took part at the Maranacook Wave race Saturday. In the boys’ competition, won by Yarmouth with 42 points, Waynflete had 260 points to come in 14th, Deering (272) was 15th and Portland (311) finished 17th. Gould Academy won the girls’ meet with 21 points. Portland came in sixth with 107 points, Waynflete was 14th with 229 and Deering placed 18th with 326. Last Monday, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day classic race at Twin Brook in Cumberland, Waynflete’s boys were fifth, Deering 10th and Portland 12th in
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Wrestling Portland’s wrestling team beat both Sanford and Windham by 43-42 scores and lost to Massabesic, 69-12, in its most recent meet. The Bulldogs host Biddeford and Marshwood Wednesday. Deering is at Bonny Eagle Wednesday. Cheverus meets Kennebunk and Marshwood Saturday.
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In the latest SMAA weight class standings, Cheverus’ Iain Whitis (4-0) is first at 112-pounds. Portland’s Fred Huber is third at 145 (7-2), Evan Michalski (6-2) iis third at 140 and Leonard Schwartz (5-2) is fourth at 135. Deering’s Connor Darling (7-2) is third at 189. Wrestling’s postseason is right around the corner. The regional championships are Feb. 5. The state title matches are Feb. 12. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at email@example.com
Double header from page 11 7, 2006, a 57-41 triumph at home. The Rams last won at Cheverus on Jan. 17 of that same year (50-49). This time around, the Stags came out strong as they always seem to do and their fast start proved to be the difference. Cheverus opened the game with a layup from junior Louie DiStasio, a tip-in from senior Griffin Brady and a foul shot from junior Cam Olson. The Stags would make it 11-1 behind a DiStasio 3 and were up, 18-5, after one period. “It’s definitely a game changer to jump out early,” said DiStasio. “We kept playing our game and it was tough for them to come back. We knew they’d come with a lot of energy and that they wanted to win here.” “(Cheverus coach) Bob (Brown’s) teams are known for coming out hard and fast and if you don’t withstand that initial rush, you’re in trouble,” said Deering coach Dan LeGage. “They outworked us in the first quarter. We were stagnant on offense, kind of standing around and they made shots early on and built a lead. It was tough to come back.” When DiStasio sandwiched a pair of layups around a Jamie Ross free throw,
the Stags were up 22-6 early in the second period and apparently en route to a rout, but thanks to the shooting of Deering junior Pat Green and an infusion of energy from seniors Riko Augustino and John Hughes off the bench, the visitors began to show life. The Rams got back to 22-14, but Cheverus pushed back and extended its lead to 31-17 before a Green 3 right before the horn made it a 31-20 contest at the break. The Stags tried to deliver a knockout blow in the second half, but never could as Deering battled them down to the wire. The Rams got within seven, 33-26, in the third period after a layup from junior Jon Amabile, but Cheverus went up 14, 42-28, on an offensive rebound and putback from senior Pete Gwilym. In the fourth, Deering got within 50-42, then appeared to cut its deficit to six on a Ross layup, but he was called for a charge. “I think that was the big call,” said LeGage. “We were making a run. That charge/ block call turned the game back around in their favor. It is what it is, but we had momentum.” That proved to be it for the Rams. The Stags went on to the 61-51 victory behind 18 points from DiStasio. “This was excellent for us,” said Brown. “It’s really the first close game we’ve had.
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It was good for us to have to handle the pressure and have to make shots and foul shots. At the end of the year, you have to have tests. An awful lot of coaches say it’s good to lose a game. I don’t know if I agree with that, but you have to get tested. The kids did a good job handling the press. We got some steals. “Deering’s a good club. Everyone said at the beginning of the season, it’s Deering, it’s Cheverus, it’s Thornton. South Portland’s a huge surprise, but Deering’s still there. I don’t care what their record is. They suffered from football at the beginning of the season, just like we did. They made some nice plays down the stretch and we seemed to get tired. I had four guys at the beginning at the game who were players, but at the end, they started to wear down.” “It was a lot more fun than the blowouts,” DiStasio said. “I’m not surprised how good we are. Guys stepped up in the summer and the fall, so I had a feeling we’d be good.” The Rams just didn’t have enough to come all the way back. “Take away the first quarter and it’s a good game,” said LeGage. “We might have had the better of it in the second, third and fourth quarters. Moving forward, hopefully we can build on this. A lesser team could have folded. That was a good sign. We just
have to put four quarters together. That’s been our year. If we keep our energy at a peak, we can do some things.” For Deering, Green had a sensational game, scoring 19 points and grabbing four rebounds while running the offense. “Pat was fantastic,” said LeGage. “When his confidence is high, he’s a very good point guard in our league. Hopefully he’ll continue to have that confidence the rest of the season.” Amabile was held to nine points. “They went after Amabile and so does everybody,” LeGage said. “He got hurt in the first quarter. Everybody in the league has been really physical with him. They know he can score. He’s not a very big kid.” Deering (seventh in the latest Western Class A Heals) was back in action Tuesday when it hosted Westbrook. Friday, the Rams welcome Portland. Deering hosts Cheverus on Feb. 8. “We still have seven more games,” LeGage said. “We just passed the crest of the midpoint. This gives us some confidence. It’ll be huge for us the next time we play (Cheverus). Westbrook is a similar team. Portland’s improved. I think we’ve improved. We need some wins and make sure we’re in the playoffs. Once you get in the playoffs you can throw out the results. It’s a new season.” The Stags (who appear to have a stranglehold on the top spot in the Heals) were at Biddeford Tuesday, then have their next huge test Friday at a South Portland squad which has shocked and amazed to date. “As long as we keep talking and pointing on defense, we should be all set,” said DiStasio. “I think the biggest thing for us is going to be turnovers. We sometimes panic with the ball. That’s how teams get a lot of their points. We have to be patient and find the open man.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear Friends, Cardiovascular disease – which includes heart disease and stroke - is still the No. 1 killer of Maine women. This is why we at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Martin’s Point Health Care, as the statewide Maine Goes Red sponsors, are asking you to join us to “Make It Your Mission” to fight heart disease in women. Why should you care? More women die of heart disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. 1 in 3 American women die of heart disease, while 1 in 30 women die of breast cancer. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. What can you do? Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if they make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. Why should you join the Go Red movement? Research shows that women who Go Red are more likely to make healthy changes in their lives. For example: More than one-third have lost weight. Nearly fifty percent have increased their exercise. Six out of ten have changed their diets. More than forty percent have checked their cholesterol levels. One-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans. You can register for the movement at GoRedForWomen.org to receive your red dress pin and all the resources you need to get heart-healthy. The American Heart Association asks you to wear your red dress pin proudly to show your support. So, mark your calendars for National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 4th and remember to Wear Red in support of hearts everywhere. We hope the knowledge and tools from us and the AHA will inspire women throughout Maine to be as healthy as they can be. To get involved locally, contact your AHA office at (207) 879-5700 or visit www.heart. org/mainegoesred. Regards,
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“Maine Goes Red” Calendar of Events Save these Dates! National Wear Red Day Friday, February 4 All over Maine and the country! • Press Conference on Portland City Hall Steps (11:00 – 11:30 AM) • Portland City Hall lit red for month of February • Businesses across the state holding Wear Red Day fundraisers • WPOR 101.9 FM will be hosting a Wear Red Day photo contest on their Facebook page. FMI and to submit your photos, visit: www.facebook. com/wpor1019. Great prizes - including an iPod Shuffle - will be awarded to the winners! American Heart Association Go Red! Night with the Portland Pirates Saturday, February 5 (7:00 p.m. game) Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland On this game night, the Pirates will be wearing special red uniforms signifying their support of the AHA and 100% or proceeds from the sale of "Mystery Pucks" will go to the AHA. Each "Mystery Puck" is $10 and will contain a special AHA/Portland Pirates-themed puck complete with an autograph from a Pirates player and an opportunity to win great prizes, ranging from gift cards and Pirates tickets, to a Pirates team-signed goaltender stick to the grand prize of an authentic game-worn and autographed jersey from that night's game. Tickets are expected to go fast – this is the only weekend home game for the Pirates in the month of February! Visit: www.heart. org/maine or call Todd Jamison at 828-4665 (ext 377) or Cameron Cestaro at 828-4665 (ext 312) to order specially-priced tickets to benefit the AHA! Go Red For Women Luncheon Tuesday, March 1 • 10 AM – 2 PM Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland The Go Red for Women Luncheon and Educational Forum is an event meant to educate women about their risks of cardiovascular diseases, and how to
better protect themselves and their families, from heart disease and stroke. The event begins with educational break-out sessions covering all forms of women-focused wellness, includes a wonderful silent auction and adds a multitude of exhibitors aimed at health and wellbeing in women. Once the Luncheon begins it is nonstop with educational speakers, entertainment and a fabulous, heart-healthy meal. This year, the meal will be a creation of the culinary students at Westbrook Technical School. Loretta LaRoche the featured keynote speaker. Loretta has starred in 7 one-woman PBS specials on humor and optimism (two of which received Emmy Award nominations), has authored and published eight books. The 2011 Crystal Heart Award will be presented to Dr. Dora Ann Mills and local professor, Elise Bolda, PhD, from the Muskie School of Public Service will share her survivor story. For tickets and more information, call the AHA at (207) 879-5700 or visit: www. heart.org/mainegoredluncheon. Southern Maine Heart Walk Sunday, May 15 – 8:30 AM Payson Park, Portland Walk Route: Back Cove
The Heart Walk helps raises funds and awareness for heart disease, stroke and heart defects to support life-saving research and education to our entire community. This unique event blends the benefits of physical activity, community involvement, and personal giving. Organize a walk team within your company or amongst family and friends. Getting involved will help educate you on how to stay heart healthy and knowing what to do if someone has a heart attack or stroke. To register on-line or for more information, visit: www.SouthernMaineHeartwalk.org or call Katie Rooks at (207) 523-3006. For the latest updates and news from your local AHA, visit us at: www.heart.org/maine or www. facebook.com/americanheartmaine.
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Tales from the Heart: Scarborough Heart Survivor Elise Bolda Shares Her Story
As a faculty member in the health policy management graduate program at the Muskie School at USM, Elise Bolda has served as a health advocate in her teaching and research for many years. Part of her teaching was educating people that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death. In the spring of 2010 during her annual physical, she informed her doctor that her sister had a pacemaker implanted, her father had a heart attack in his 40’s, and that two of her cousins succumbed to heart disease. Her doctor suggested that, with her family history, she should get some baseline data on her heart. After a cardiac catheterization, she
learned that of the three main arteries that feed blood to the heart, two were 100% blocked and the other one was 98% blocked. She needed a quadruple bypass. During all of this she learned a lot, and found the most helpful materials always seemed to credit the American Heart Association. She says it was only in hindsight that she understood that the sporadic pressure in her back, between her shoulder blades was an important warning signal. Now she is all about passing out that information and being sure everyone she knows understands the warning signals.
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Portland Chamber launches new member incentive PORTLAND — The Portland Regional Chamber launched a new program on Jan. 13 called Business Boosters, which offers small businesses a new membership discount when joining the chamber. The program will offer a 50 percent discount off chamber membership dues to the first 100 small businesses that sign up. The businesses must be in the Portland area and have fewer than 50 full time employees. In addition, the newly-joined small business members have the opportunity to receive a 20 percent discount off their second year of membership dues. The Business Boosters program is made possible by the support of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. The program will run for one month, ending Feb. 13. For more information, visit portlandregion.com or contact Kerry Rasor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 772-2811.
Awards Susan Rowan of South Portland, executive director of the Maine Cancer Foundation in Portland, was recently presented with The Maine Breast Health Leadership Award at the 13th annual Silver Tea hosted by former First Lady Karen Baldacci. Rowan has served as the executive director of the foundation since 1998 and, among other accomplishments, has played a key role in the Women’s Cancer Fund, a program established by the foundation in 2001. Marla Davis, RN, MSN, Mid Coast Hospital’s Director of Community Health Improvement, was recognized by the Sagadahoc Board of Health for her leadership in the creation of the Board of Health and her support of local public health activities. Davis served as the first chairperson of the board since it was established in 2006. Along with an award commemorating her tenure, she also received an expression of legislative sentiment from the 124th Legislature. Sherrin Vail, acting director of property management for Avesta Housing, was awarded the Megan McCadden Leadership Lyceum Scholarship at the National Apartment Association’s Assembly of Delegates. Vail was instrumental in forming the Maine Apartment Association in 2006 and has served as its president for more than four years. She has also served
www.theforecaster.net as a member and advocate of the Landlord/Tenant Working Group for the State. The Natural Resources Council of Maine recently presented former speaker of the House Hannah Pingree, with the 2010 Environmental Award in recognition for her leadership in passing laws protecting the health of Maine’s people, environment, and wildlife. While in office, she served as an advocate for reforming laws governing the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products and sponsored bills creating Maine’s leadpoisoning prevention fund, and expanding Maine’s energy efficiency programs. Sirva, Inc. and North American Van Lines recently recognized Portland-based Allen and Coles Moving Systems with an award for National Account Growth at the National Convention in October. The Somali Culture and Development Association in Portland was recognized as one of Top Ten 2010 Census Volunteers in Maine by the Census Bureau for helping achieve a complete and accurate census count of immigrants and for communicating the importance and safety of the census. KeyBank recently awarded Mainely Kidz PT founder Jen Corbeil with the Key4Women Achieve Award. The award is given to a woman entrepreneur who successfully executes her business vision, contributes to the community, and shows a strong willingness to serve as a model and resource to other women entrepreneurs. Portland Pie Company was named one of the Top 100 Pizzerias in the Nation by Popular Plates magazine, making it the only pizzeria in Maine to make the magazine’s list. The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine recently presented Mair Honan with its Planetary Chaplain Award. Pastor Mair was recognized for her work with the marginalized and homeless population of downtown Portland through her work as a co-founder of Grace Street Ministries. Along with the award, the recipient of the Planetary Chaplain Award receives a $500 contribution to an organization or cause of choice. Drummond Woodsum Attorney Bill Stockmeyer of Portland has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. Denise Allen, a teacher of health sciences at Greely High School, recently received the Community Service Award from Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine. For the third consecutive year, The Woodlands Club Executive Chef Jeffrey Stewart, was named “Signature Chef of the Year” at Greater Portland’s Tenth Annual March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction Fundraiser held at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth. His winning
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Residents at The Highlands of Topsham and Highland Green held their 12th annual holiday fundraiser, Stars of Hope, to benefit the Maine Alzheimer’s Association. Pictured here are Jeffrey Ketchum, director of operations at The Highlands of Topsham, on right, presenting a check for $1,540 to Cathy McGucken of the Maine Alzheimer’s Association.
dishes were Maine lobster tostadas, beef short rib tacos and fresh apple empanadas with cinnamon whipped cream. Maureen McQuade, former innkeeper and owner of Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, was awarded the title of Master of New England Innkeeping by New England Inns and Resorts Association in recognition of her contributions to the culture of hospitality in the region. Bath Savings Institution recently honored employees for outstanding service at its 2010 Annual Employee Recognition Night. The Relationship Builder Award was presented to the Brunswick branch for their customer relationships and success in exceeding their goals for the year. Three employees earned the Exceptional Service Award, including Trena Bean of loan processing, who earned the Internal Customer Service Award; Tyler Zamore of the Yarmouth branch
who won the Tellers Exceptional Service Award and the 2010 Assist Award; and Michelle Barker of the Freeport branch who won the Exceptional Customer Service Representative. The 2010 Neighbor to Neighbor Award was presented to Lisa Cox from loan processing for her work organizing Habitat for Humanity events and the United Way Food Drive. The Information Technology group earned the Smooth Sailing Award, and Assistant Vice President Linda Anderson and the Boothbay Harbor branch received the Customer Care Award.
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Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Apprentice Choir: Wednesdays, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Chamber Choir: Thursdays, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., musicadefilia.com, Cyndy, 807-2158. Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, “Beauty and the Books,” to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, information and donor form, falmouth.lib.me.us ”Maine’s Got Talent,” send entry form and DVD/video of solo or group performance, for particpants ages 5 and older, $25 entry fee; April 1 deadline, Margaret Watkinson, 522-9950, margaret@ childrensgarden.comcastbiz.net.
Sunday 1/30 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, vividmotion.org.
Books, Authors Wednesday 1/26 Jane Brox, author of “Brilliant,” bi-weekly author brown bag lecture, noon, free to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.
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Crash Barry, author of novel “Sex, Drugs and Blueberries,” 7 p.m. reading, Books Etc., U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, sexdrugsandblueberries.com.
Saturday 1/29 Children’s Used Book Sale, 1-4 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, proceeds benefit library, 781-2351.
Monday 1/31 Reader’s Circle Book Group, discussion of “Mudbound,” by Hillary Jordan, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.
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, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at statetheatreportland.com, 800745-3000.
Films Wednesday 1/26 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.
Monday 1/31 The Found Footage Festival, hosted by Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $9/$7 for SPACE Members, 538 Congress St.,
Thursday 1/27 Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, with artists Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin, and Alyson Shotz, 5-8pm opening reception, ICA at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, meca.edu, 775-3052. “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 Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 780-4270.
Friday 2/4 Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo; a Cannonball Press print show, 5-9 p.m. reception with the artists, exhibit through March 24, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, space538.org. ”A Conference of Birds II,” multiple artists, invitational focusing on birds, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through March 26, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. ”The Jar Project,” 60 art-filled jars made by 60 artists, opening 4-9 p.m. Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday, on view through April, Whitney Art Works, Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St., Portland, whitneyartworks.com, 780-0700, whitneyartworks.com. “Forgotten Transport” photography by Jonathan M. Dunitz, 5-8
Paintings by Sherry Edmonds Ballou, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through February, Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland, 228-2056.
”Stable: Photography, 2011,” group exhibition with Jock Sturges, Brenton Hamilton, Jack Montgomery, Leah McDonald, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Josephine Sacabo, and Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Susan Maasch Fine Art, 567 Congress St., Portland, 699-2955 or susanmaaschfineart.com.
Museums Thursday 2/3 College Night at the Museum, with live music by Phantom Buffalo, Theodore Treehouse, free food and drink, art projects, giveaways, 7-10 p.m., free with valid university ID, $5 without ID, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.
Thursday 1/27 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. Velourosaurus, with Richard Corson, Eric Bettencourt, Chris Chasse and Chuck Gagne, 8 p.m., Jan. 27
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Forest City Reggae Revival, with music by Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band, Royal Hammer, Fitzie Niceness & Soul Union, Lukaduke, and DJ Queen B., 9 p.m., $10 advance/ $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, forestcityreggaerevival.com.
“Kidnapped by Europeans,” Dual-CD Release Performance by Space Versus Speed and The Lucid, with guest Foxtrot, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door/ $20 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets at portcitymusichall.com and Bull Moose music locations.
Jonathan Edwards, acoustic folkrock, 8 p.m., $35 advance/ $38 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.
Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, with live bellydance performance, 8 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, mayostreetarts.org, 615-3609. Robyn, with Natalia Kills and Diamond Rings, 7 p.m., $21.50 advance / $25 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets at statetheatreportland.com, 800745-3000.
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”Quartet,” new work by gallery artist Arunas Bukauskas, with guests Barbara Goodbody, Melonie Bennett, and Susan Bennett, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Feb. 26, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com.
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The Decemberists, 5 p.m., free and open to the public, space permitting, Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, bullmoose.com. “Passion According to St. John,” presented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., $17-$56, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at PortTIX, 8420800, porttix.com. Rory Block in Concert, acoustic blues, 7:30 p.m., $25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, tickets at stlawrencearts. org or Bullmoose Music stores.
Monday 1/ 31 Decompression Chamber Music Concert, 6 p.m. “Argentina!” music by Ginastera and Piazzolla, guest speaker Julie Fisher of the World Affairs Council, $10 advance / $12 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Nashville Songwriters Association International Portland, Maine Chapter Meeting, 7- 9:30 p.m., members, non-members wel-
Theater & Dance Wednesday 1/26
”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.
”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 8 p.m., pay-what-youcan on Thursdays, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or lucidstage.com.
”Our Town,” presented by Merriconeag Waldorf School, 7 p.m., $5, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900, merriconeag.org.
Freeport Community Talent Show, 7 p.m., $6 person/$20 family of four, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrooke St., Freeport.
”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 8 p.m., $20 adults/$18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or lucidstage.com.
”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m., $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.
”Our Town,” presented by Merriconeag Waldorf School, 7 p.m., $5, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57
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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900, merriconeag.org. ”Paul Bunyan” presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble from Freeport High School, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults/ $7 students and seniors, Mast Landing Elementary School, 116 Bow St., Freeport, 8656355, figures.org. ”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.
Saturday 1/29 ”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 2 p.m., $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or lucidstage.com. ”Paul Bunyan” presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble from Freeport High School, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults/ $7 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, 865-6355, Figures.org. ”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 8 p.m., $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.
”Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.
Sunday 1/30 ”The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” presented by Mad Horse Theatre Company, 2 p.m., $20 adults/ $18 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at 899-3993 or lucidstage.com. ”The Mousetrap,” murder mystery presented by Portland Players, 2:30 p.m., $20 adult/ $18 senior/ $15 student, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org. ”Wizard of Oz,” 2 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.
Monday 1/31 ”The Play About the Baby,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, or lucidstage.com.
Tuesday 2/1 ”The Play About the Baby,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, or lucidstage.com.
Wednesday 2/2 ”The Play About the Baby,” presented by Mad Horse Theatre’s Dark Night Series, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, or lucidstage.com.
Friday 2/4 Blue Man Group, presented by Portland Ovations, 8 p.m., $41$68, Merrill Auditorium, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800 or portlandovations.org.
Saturday 2/5 Blue Man Group, presented by Portland Ovations, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $41-$68, Merrill Auditorium, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800 or portlandovations.org.
Sunday 2/6 Blue Man Group, presented by Portland Ovations, 1 p.m., $41$68, Merrill Auditorium, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800 or portlandovations.org. ”Paul Bunyan” presented by Figures of Speech Student Ensemble from Freeport High School, 1 p.m., free to the public, Peaks Island School, 4 Church Ave., Peaks Island, 865-6355, Figures.org.
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Friday 1/28 “Captain Blood,” 6:30 p.m., $8 members; $10 nonmembers, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Museums Thursday 1/27 Cross Currents: Visual Art Distilled from the Maritime World: Exhibit Presentation and Gallery Tour led by artist Christy Georg, 6:30 p.m., $5 members; $7 nonmembers, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
“Monsters of Modernism,” concert presented by The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, 7:30 p.m., free and open to public, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-4141.
Saturday 1/ 29 The Sweetback Sisters, honkeytonk country, 7:30 p.m., $12, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.
Theater/Dance ”Pride and Prejudice,” and ”Winter Cabaret,” presented by The Theater Project on alternating nights, Jan. 21 - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Sat-
urdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $18 suggested donation or pay what you can, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, full schedule at theaterproject.com or call 729-8584.
“Checkered Floors,” live theater, written and performed by Cheryl Hamilton, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 29, $12, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 7255222, explorefrontier.com.
“Checkered Floors,” live theater, written and performed by Cheryl Hamilton, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29; $12, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, 7255222, explorefrontier.com.
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Portland Symphony presents major choral work
By Scott Andrews One of the great choral masterpieces will be the featured work Sunday when the Portland Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Choral Art Society in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion According to St. John.” Although it’s an explicitly religious work, written for the German Lutheran Church, it has achieved a worldwide ecumenical following that transcends any one faith. Tired of the cold? The next two performances at One Longfellow Square share a common thread of warmth and warmer climes. On Friday enjoy Cajun music from the bayous of Louisiana and the following day the venue presents “Sunshine” boy Jonathan Edwards. contributed
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For its first Sunday Classical concert of 2011, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will present a single, monumental work that dates from the Baroque period and has resonated with audiences since its first performance in 1724. PSO maestro Robert Moody will conduct the orchestra plus four solo singers and the Choral Art Society in a performance of the “Passion According to St. John,” by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Choral Art Society will be under the direction of its longtime music director, Robert Russell, professor of vocal arts at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. For Russell and the Choral Art Society, Sunday’s performance wraps up a remarkable string of performances that began last December with “Christmas at the Cathedral” and continued early this month with his ensemble’s Epiphany celebration. The “Passion According to St. John” is the story of the final days of the earthly life of Jesus Christ as recounted in the Gospel of John, often referred to as John the
Robert Russell is the music director of the Choral Art Society, which will be performing this Sunday in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion According to St. John.”
Evangelist. The form, which resembles the oratorios that were popular during Bach’s lifetime, follows the words – verbatim text of the Gospel – of John as narrator, sung by tenor John Aler, and the words of Christ – as quoted in the Gospel – sung by bass Lawrence Albert. Smaller solo roles include the apostle Peter, roman administrator Pontius Pilate and two servants. The Gospel narrative is interspersed with choral numbers, mostly drawn from German poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes. The purpose of these numbers is to comment on the action, underscore the most important points of the story and to add depth and strength to the emotions implied (but not always explicitly stated) in the words of the Gospel. In particular, the chorus will portray a number of crowd scenes, including the dramatic moment where Pilate offers the populace a choice between pardoning Jesus or a common criminal.
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Looking for a respite from winter’s cold and snow? One Longfellow Square presents music of the Louisiana bayou country this Friday in Portland. And you’re encouraged to dance.
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Musically, the “Passion” represents a stellar example of the art of Bach, the most important composer of the German Baroque period. Always counted among the greatest composers of all time, Bach was a master of all forms of music that were popular in his day, and was a particularly prolific church musician. Hundreds of Bach’s hymns and cantatas remain in the commonly performed repertoire to the present. Among his largest scale works are the “Passion” and a second version that is based on the Gospel of Matthew. Mark Rohr, the PSO’s longtime program annotator, describes one of the most salient points of the work: “One source of endless fascination for listeners is the incredible virtuosity with which Bach sets the text; no composer before or since is better at illuminating the meaning of words with music.” Although the “Passion” was intended for church performance – Bach led several during his lifetime – the work’s appeal extends far beyond the original setting because of the universal themes and emotions that drive it. Rohr explains: “Who does not know sacrifice, compassion, honor, betrayal, transcendence and, above all, love? These things are not the special province of religion, they are woven into the very fabric of life. So it is that all are invited to witness the beauty and power of the story; whether one is a believer or merely a theological tourist, the richness of the ‛Passion According to St. John’ belongs to everyone.” Portland Symphony Orchestra presents the “Passion According to St. John” at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
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Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’ayuhs is a Cajun dance band that plays traditional dance hall music from the bayous and prairies of southwest Louisiana. But they won’t be traveling too far to get to Portland; the five members of the group hail from MidCoast Maine. (That juxtaposition isn’t totally suprising. The word “Cajun” derives from “Acadian,” and refers to older names for the part of the world that is now known as Maine. Much of the French population was driven from Maine during the 1700s and many refugees resettled in Louisiana.) The Jumbol’ayuhs are: Jim Joseph on Cajun accordion and fiddle, Pam Weeks on fiddle, Bill Olson on guitar, Elna Joseph on electric bass and Kit Garovoy on a variety of percussion instruments that include drums, Cajun triangle and Zydeco rubboard. The band has studied with many of the Cajun master musicians in Louisiana and deliver an authentic sound. Catch Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’ayahs at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Call 761-1757.
Several Minnesota-born popular musicians came to fame in the 1960s and 1970s, including Bob Dylan, Leo Kottke and Jonathan Edwards. The latter burst onto the national scene in 1971 with a pleasant, upbeat and uplifting self-penned song titled “Sunshine.” It sold more than a million copies and is still often heard on the radio. The song launched Edwards’ career, which continues to the present. After leaving Minnesota, Edwards has lived mostly in New England, including Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since “Sunshine,” Edwards has released 14 albums and he has collaborated on recordings with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cheryl Wheeler. One Edwards album, “Little Hands,” was cited by the National Library Association as a notable children’s recording. He has also scrored two movie soundtracks, “The Mouse” and “The Golden Boys.” Theatrical gigs included playing the leading male role in a national touring production of the Broadway musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Jonathan Edwards appears at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Call 761-1757.
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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.
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Benefits Saturday 1/29 BeadforLife Jewelry Party, hosted by the Social Action Committee of Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, to benefit African women in poverty, 3 p.m., 100 Westbrook St., South Portland, Judy Kimball, 761-9512, beadforlife.org. 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, 7804598. 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, opencommunication.org/schedule.html.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Thursday 2/3 International Breakfast Series: “Engaging North Korea,” Speaker Bradley Babson, hosted by The World Affairs Council of Maine, 7 a.m., $15 members / $20 nonmembers, must preregister, Ludcke Auditorium, UNE Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, wacmaine.org.
Call for Volunteers
Portland’s Volunteer History Docents needed, requires 10 weeks education on local history, architecture, and art, free, Thursday mornings, February 17-April 21, course held at Maine Historical Society, Portland, Greater Portland Landmarks, 774-5561, ext. 120
Rippleffect Gala, “Share the Adventure 2011,” to support scholarships for Maine youth; dining, dancing, music by Motor Booty Affair, live and silent auctions, 6-10 p.m., $50, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, tickets, 791-7870, rippleffect.net.
American Red Cross Blood Drives, 12-5 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 1, Maine College of Art, Congress St., Portland; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, Borders Books & Music, Gorham Road, South Portland; Carol Dembeck, 802-658-6400, ext. 3228.
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,
Ice Bar Charity Fundraiser, Portland Harbor Hotel, 5-9:30 p.m., Jan. 27-29, advance tickets only, available online through Brown
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Saturday 1/29 Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., $10 adults/$5 children 12 and under, sponsored by Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, proceeds benefit maintenance of Bowery Beach Schoolhouse. Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3 child, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, 797-4066. Roast Pork Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $9 adult/ $3 child, Durham Congregational Church UCC, Southwest Bend, U.S. Route 136/9, Durham, Larry, 837- 3735.
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 email@example.com. Haddock Chowder Lunch, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., $8, South Freeport Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-4012.
Saturday 1/29 Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 ages under 12, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 8293766. 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.
Gardens & Outdoors Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St.,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at trails.org.
Sunday 1/30 ”Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck,” 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. ”Winterfest” sponsored by Cumberland County Tea Party, 2-4 p.m., Yarmouth skating rink, next to the American Legion Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth.
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Saturday 2/5 Genealogical Society of The Greater Portland Chapter of Maine, 12:30 p.m. social time, 1 p.m. program, free and open to the public, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI, Deb, 209-329-6438.
Health & Support NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Center Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465. ”Winter Walkin,’” 6-7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, free, Reiche Community Center Gym, 166 Brackett St., Portland, hosted by West End Neighborhood Association.
Saturday 1/29 The Forest City Regiment: Death, Mourning and Loss, talk by Kim MacIsaac, Winter Lecture Series, 10-11 a.m., free/by donation, Maine Historical Society, Portland. ”Transit of Venus” Time Capsule Project, organizational meeting, 1 p.m., free and open to public, Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249 or egleason@ usm.maine.edu.
Sunday 1/30 ”College Goal Sunday,” workshops to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, 2 p.m., free, SMCC, Ross Technology Building, sponsored by the Finance Authority of Maine, FMI, collegegoalsundaymaine.com or call FAME at 1-800-228-3734.
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, Tom Downing, 781-1545 or email@example.com.
CLIMB Meeting, “Navigating the S-Turns of Leadership,” talk by Phil Stout, Pastor Pathway Vineyard Church, 7:15-9 a.m., Keeley the Katerer, 178 Warren Ave., Portland.
Wisdom At Work Series, “What Are You Called To Do in Your Second Half of Life?” presented by Barbara Babkirk of Heart At Work, 12-1 p.m., free, open to public, hosted by Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary. com.
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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.
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“Wednesdays in the Park,” winter sports activities, hosted by Portland Recreation and Ski Maine, 1-3:30 p.m., through Feb. 16, free, Payson Hill Terrain Park, Payson Park, Portland.
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, A2U2.org, John Burdick, 978-771-6535.
“Winter Wonderland,” interactive theater workshop, 10:30 a.m., $15, Theater for Kids at Portland Stage, register at theaterforkids@ portlandstage.org or 774-1043 ext. 117.
Warm Home Forum, 2 p.m., hosted by Maine Green Energy Alliance, Scarborough Public Library, Gorham Road, Scarborough, Debbie Atwood, 592-6433, debbiea@ mainegreenenergyalliance.org, mgea.me.
Tender Living Care Program, a program of hope and healing for families affected by a serious illness, grouped by age, free 8-week program, Patricia Ellen, 775-5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org, cgcmaine.org.
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Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, facilitated by Darlene Field, 632-2605 or Lois Knight, 829-6164.
“Kids and Social Media,” free seminar led by Janet P. Judge, 7 p.m., Cumberland Congregational Church, Main St., Cumberland, Karen Gallati, email@example.com.
KinderKonzerts: The Nature of Woodwinds, presented by Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland concerts: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., East End Community School, North St., Portland; 1 p.m., Reiche Community School, Bracket St., Portland, $4 per person, tickets at 773-6128, portlandsymphony.org.
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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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Landlords from page 1 the owner does not effectively address the problems, the city can issue fines and take the landlord to court. That was the case recently with the landlord of the 17-unit apartment building at 255/259 Oxford St., which McAllister said generated 150 police calls from March through December 2010. The city filed a lawsuit in District Court after several unsuccessful attempts to reach the landlord, Ace Holdings. McAllister said a recent consent judgement will waive more than $27,000 in civil penalties, if the landlord provides on-site security, counseling for General Assistance tenants and a tenant-screening process. “I am very optimistic we’ll see some changes on that property,” McAllister said. Only two properties have been labeled as disorderly houses since McAllister started her grant-funded position last fall. While Oxford Street would seem to be a case where the existing ordinance has worked, McAllister said there are five to 10 other “hot spots” – properties that have received warning letters for generating four or more police calls within 30 days. “And that’s a pattern, six or seven calls,” McAllister said. “There’s nothing we can really do about that.” Some residents on Columbia Road, meanwhile, have complained about nuisance properties over the last several years, but those complaints have not reached the threshold of the ordinance.
Origin of an ordinance According to city documents, the City Council created the disorderly house ordinance in 1998. It was intended to give the city leverage over landlords, who were current on their taxes and whose properties had no code violations, but whose tenants disrupted the peace. 4The focus of early discussions was a
property at 49-51 Bolton St., which reportedly generated 19 police calls in August 1997. The original ordinance set the threshold for a disorderly house at 10 or more police visits between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. in a calendar month. But the council modified the ordinance in August 2000. Among other changes, the council reduced the threshold to eight or more calls and removed the time-of-day limit. It’s unclear from city documents why the changes were made.
Landlord reaction Brit Vitalius, president of the Southern Maine Landlord Association, said his group would like the city to work proactively with landlords when dealing with disorderly houses. “This is a good thing to be talking about,” Vitalius said. “But let’s find the best way to deal with it. Maybe it’s an ordinance, but maybe it’s something else.” Vitalius said SMLA is 30-year-old organization with 200 to 350 members, including about 150 Portland landlords.
City manager from page 2 process that suggests having a recommendation for a search firm to the full council by the beginning of February. “The schedule is aggressive, but I think it can be done,” Mavodones said. “This is one the the most important things a city council does.” Gray, who has been city manager for 10 years and worked for the city for more than 40 years, announced his retirement in December. His last day will be Feb. 11. Mavodones said the search firm, working with the committee and the city’s human resources director, will come up with a brochure promoting the city and also with a list of qualities and qualifications candidates should possess.
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The group has a wide range of members, including landlords with low-income tenants, he said. Vitalius said the group can often wield its influence. “We’re not going to have everyone (as members), but we can apply some pretty decent peer pressure if we have enough landlords that are neighbors of the ones who are bad,” he said. But Vitalius said he would like more information about the extent to which disorderly houses exist before pursuing a stricter ordinance. “I don’t know that it’s a huge problem,” he said. “Do it with a carrot, not a stick. We should start there and then look at an ordinance, if we continue to have problems.”
Recipe for change McAllister said the process for changing the ordinance is in its infant stages and that any changes must be approved by the Police Department, the Public Safety Committee and then ultimately the City “You’re selling yourself to these candidates as much as they are to you,” the mayor said. The search will be conducted nationally and Mavodones said he expects a lot of interest, given the city’s attractiveness and inclusion on many “best of” lists in national publications. It is unclear how much the city will pay for help with the search. Mavodones said that will become predictable after the search firms make their proposals. He said he expects an advertisement for the position to be posted at the beginning of March, with resumes likely by the beginning of April. Leeman said she thought a job advertisement could go out immediately from the city’s Human Resources Department, rather than waiting for the search firm’s input.
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Council. But she also noted how high Portland’s threshold of eight police calls compares with other communities. Westbrook sets its threshold at four calls within 30 days, while Brunswick’s threshold is two calls in 60 days, she said. McAllister said she would like to see a tiered approach to enforcement. The threshold would be lower for smaller apartment buildings and then gradually increase for larger buildings. “It seems unfair ... to hold those to the same standard,” she said. “We need a graduated approach to it. But nevertheless, they should be all under eight (calls).” McAllister said she hopes to have a formal proposal by spring. “I really want to make some positive changes for people who feel scared, threatened and disturbed just be being in their own home,” she said. “I just think there’s too much of that and we need to hold property owners accountable for what happens on their properties.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultants will also help weed through the initial resumes, so the committee has a manageable number to review. “They’ll narrow them down based on our wants and needs,” Mavodones said. Interviews by the committee would initially happen in April, with a second round in May. Mavodones said any councilor will be welcome to help with the resume review process, but they must commit to reviewing all of the applicants with the committee. The full council will ultimately decide who to hire. Mavodones said he hopes that happens by summer. “Our goal is to have someone in place in the first part of July,” he said. Until then, assistant City Manager Pat Finnigan will be the interim manager. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or email@example.com
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Peaks from page 1 secession, Pistner said the Legislature can enact an authorizing bill, outside the statutory process, specifically for Peaks Island. “I see nothing in the existing statutes that would prohibit Peaks Island residents from making another attempt at secession, whether they take the path already outlined in statute or seek to go around it with new legislation,” Pistner told the city. The previous attempt at secession died by a 7-5 vote in the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government. The vote was split along party lines, with the Democratic majority opposed. “The fact that this has been proposed before and failed in the Legislature is a
Cactus Club from page 1 other Old Port establishments. “As one reviews the alleged calls for service log in detail, it becomes apparent very quickly by any reasonable person that there is NOT MUCH going on here,” Manning wrote. “There are a couple of alleged incidents that can easily be explained and/ or attributed to other next door businesses and not the Cactus Club.” Included with Manning’s letter to the city was a motion filed Jan. 13 in Portland District Court by Assistant Attorney General Michelle Robert. In it, Robert said allegations of six administrative violations against the club should be dismissed, since the Department of Public Safety is “unable to locate two
www.theforecaster.net relevant point for discussion as a matter of policy, but not a bar as a matter of law, as far as I can find from searching the statutes,” Pistner said. Weaver, who sat on the committee in 2007, said he sponsored the current bill because he supports allowing the island to chart its own course. He said he is confident the new effort will succeed in the Legislature, given the Republican majority. If the bill is cleared by both the House and Senate and gets the governor’s approval, Weaver said islanders will have a final vote on secession before the island can become its own municipality. “It gives them the opportunity to secede if they want to,” Weaver said. “We’re not cramming it down their throats.” City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, who key witnesses.” Robert confirmed on Monday that charges against the bar have been dismissed. Mayor Nicholas Mavodones wouldn’t comment on the impact the dismissed charges would have on the council. “I want to make sure the night we have the hearing that I’m open to the information brought forward by both the police and Mr. Manning and his attorney,” Mavodones said. City Corporation Counsel Gary Wood has recommended the council not postpone the hearing again, so if the council votes against the liquor license, he will have time to write a formal letter to Manning. The City Council denied the bar’s liquor license in 2009, but Manning’s company, Allied Resources, appealed the decision to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Manning won when the court ruled the city
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represents Peaks Island, could not immediately be reached on Tuesday for comment. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said she had to check with city officials before commenting on Tuesday, but did not respond before deadline. The secession effort was rekindled after recent cuts to police, fire and children’s services, among other issues. It is being spearheaded by the Peaks Island Independence Council, which updated residents on the new legislation on Sunday. PIIC volunteer Rand Gee has said the group is updating the financial information it will use to prove the viability of the island to the legislative committee.
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took too long to formally notify him of the council’s denial. If the council again denies the license, Wood said the city would have to provide Manning and the state liquor bureau with a formal letter of denial, approved by the council, no later than March 10. Even though the alleged violations were dismissed, he said, the council may evaluate the club based on other standards, including public safety. “That’s a separate and distinct standard,” Wood said. Mavodones said that unless the Police Department withdraws its recommendation to deny the liquor license, the council will proceed with the scheduled hearing. Police aren’t backing down.
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we can do this. They’ve only tried to show how they can’t,” Boxer-Cook said.
Boxer-Cook, said the agreement to release the confidential information to those involved in the case was acceptable for now, but the company has a responsibility to release this information to all customers who are footing the bill. “Any information that a public utility has – that’s why it’s called a public utility – should be provided to the general members of the public,” Stone said. CMP did say that its current system of hourly data reporting used by large industrial and some residential customers runs through a phone line, not wirelessly, and costs $750 for each residential customer to purchase and install. This cost and the monthly fee for a dedicated phone line are paid for by the customers. These meters only send information to CMP, and are not able to receive information, such as shut-off orders. The hardwired hourly meters are scheduled to be replaced by smart meters. “Overall, what we’ve noticed with CMP is that they’ve never once said, here’s how
Bangor Hydro, the state’s other large electricity distributor, has been using hardwired meters for its customer data collection since 2005. Rather than wirelessly transmitting data, Bangor Hydro’s meters transmit via power lines. “If the power goes out, we can ping the meters to verify if power is restored,” Bangor Hydro spokeswoman Susan Faloon said. Bangor Hydro Project Manager Kendra Overlock explained that the company installed “callers” on many of its wired meters, which allow them to receive disconnect and reconnect commands. “We do have two-way communication with the meters,” Overlock said. Faloon said the company has not yet rolled out an hourly rate system, but that customers can view detailed reports of their past usage online. The company plans a pilot plan for hourly pricing for approximately 100 of its 117,000 customers this spring. Commissioners asked CMP whether of-
fering a similar hard-wired meter to those who wish to opt out of the wireless meters might be a solution. CMP representatives said running both the wireless and hard-wired systems at the same time would mean doubling the fixed costs, such as software and substation hardware, estimated at more than $53 million. “Using the Bangor Hydro solution to serve a small number of CMP customers is cost prohibitive,” CMP consultant Gary Fauth said. The breakdown of the $53 million estimate was considered part of the confidential agreement between CMP and its vendors and was not made available to the public. While the technical conference will continue after requests for data from CMP are fulfilled, the smart meters have already been installed on more than 100,000 homes and businesses. Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, who attended the technical conference Monday, said she has submitted legislation that would require CMP to offer an opt-out solution such as a hardwired meter, at the customer’s expense. “I’m trying to be reasonable,” Sirocki
not be renewed. In a memo to the Finance Committee, city attorney Mary Costigan said the operator, Ted Everest, owes the city about $22,000 in back rent and utilities. The city worked out a deal with Everest to allow him to operate through the winter while paying the city more than $12, 800 to satisfy past-
due rent and utilities. The restaurant has limited hours in the winter for the cross-country skiers, snowshoers and sledders who use the course. “He’s paid rent and we came to the understanding that it did not make sense to renew the lease,” Bobinsky said. Costigan in her memo said the RFP is
Riverside from page 1 written in a manner that precludes the possibility of moving to outside management at the golf course in the future,” he said. The current operator of Bogey’s signed a five-year lease that ends April 24 and will
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Previous estimates have suggested the island would generate $5 million in income and carry $3 million in annual operating expenses. Gee has said islanders would build in costs to operate a school, library and other non-essential services. Members of the elected Peaks Island Council have said they do not plan to vote on the latest secession effort. Rusty Foster, the current PIC chairman, said he hopes secession is approved by the Legislature and the governor, so residents can have the final say on independence. “Whether it passes or not, I think it will be really good for us to have an end to the process,” Foster said, “which is really all we wanted last time.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or email@example.com
“I think the establishment is run poorly; and as such, that directly affects public safety in the neighborhood,” Assistant Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said Monday. “Without question, we’re prepared to move forward.” Manning, who criticized police for not putting service calls to his club in context with other bars, accused the department of circumventing a “fair, unbiased analysis and review” in favor of a “pre-determined agenda.” “To think that any such unsubstantiated allegations which contain multiple levels of hearsay would even be considered in this process speaks volumes of how little else the police department has to discuss in this proceeding,” Manning said. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
said. “CMP would have the ultimate say in what that fee might be.” Similar bills have also been submitted by Reps. Andrea Boland, D-Sanford, and Ben Chipman, U-Portland.
On Tuesday, another technical conference took place in response to a PUC complaint that claimed installation of the smart meters could cause fires in homes with older wiring. “Some engineers believe there may be at least a theoretical reason, in some cases, where a wireless smart meter signal could overload electrical wires and cause or contribute to an electrical fire in older homes with outdated wiring or homes that are not grounded,” said Richard Taylor, senior research and planning analyst at Maine fire marshal’s office in a Jan. 21 letter from complainant Averyl Hill to the PUC. The Jan. 25 technical conference required CMP to explain the training process for its meter installers. The PUC has not yet decided whether to investigate this complaint. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or email@example.com
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