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School budget moves toward council OK

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Daniel Maher, left, and Jodee Mosher, of Falmouth, watch Portland's Eastern Promenade roll by outside a window on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad on Saturday. Mosher said the location on the peninsula is more accessible than the railway museum's proposed move to Gray. "I wish it could stay," volunteer conductor Arthur Hussey, right, added.

By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — Despite reservations on the part of some councilors, the City Council moved school and city budgets closer to enactment this week without major changes. Councilors on Monday got their first look at a budget that reflects changes the Finance Committee requested last week. The committee asked the School Board to reduce its proposed budget by $175,000, and suggested that a proposed four-year technology lease-

to-purchase investment, which accounts for $526,000 in fiscal 2013, be shifted to the city's capital improvement plan. The changes reduce the school budget to $94.2 million, an increase of $5 million over current spending. Combined with the city budget, it would mean a 2.9 percent property tax increase for city residents, down from an originally proposed increase of more than 3 percent. See page 36

Narrow Gauge Railroad’s City to host tracks lead out of town community forum

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By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — More than a year after officials announced they were looking for a new home for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, the organization is ready to begin raising money for the move. The museum is looking to hire a fundraising consultant this month, said Brian Durham, vice president of the organization's board and chairman of its relocation See page 26

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The Narrow Gauge Railroad awaits its a group of passengers along the Portland waterfront last August.

By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The city will host its annual community discussion of parks and public space initiatives, the Green Space Gathering, on Thursday, May 3. The forum, now in its third year, will provide an opportunity for the Parks Commission to present its work over the last year and its plans for the future. It also offers the chance to have a public dialog with the parks community, said Troy Moon, the city's environmental programs and open space manager. The conversation is part of a re-

newed focus by the city in recent years to increase the quality of public life through environmental means, athletic facilities manager Ethan Owens said. "Quite frankly, 10 years ago the city was not green at all," Owens said. Now the city emphasizes recycling, reducing energy consumption and reducing emissions, "and we're really trying," he said. One of the issues to be discussed at the forum is the need to identify space to expand the city's community gardens, Moon said. See page 36

Food truck panel sets aside differences to shape recommendations By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The city's food truck task force is nearly ready to send its recommendations to a City Council committee. Task force members said the

work represents a compromise between restaurant supporters and food truck proponents. The recommendations, if instituted as city policy, would restrict food trucks from operating on public property in much

of downtown during the day. But truck operators would be allowed to negotiate with private property owners to set up during the day anywhere in downtown. After 10 p.m., the trucks would have free reign of the

city, except residential areas, but in all cases they would be required to remain at least 65 feet from operating restaurants. Reaching that compromise was a challenge for the task force members, who represent

local restaurateurs, the downtown business district, city staff and food enthusiasts. "There was a lot of protectionism for brick-and-mortar estabSee page 26

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‘Marie Antoinette’ brings Falmouth actress back to Portland By Amber Cronin PORTLAND — Historic perceptions of Marie Antoinette more often than not paint the French queen as a frivolous woman, void of emotion toward the struggles of her people. Falmouth-born actress Caroline Hewitt and the rest of the cast of "Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh" are trying to paint a more sympathetic picture of Antoinette at Portland Stage Company. “I think it’s an interesting perspective about Marie Antoinette,” Hewitt said last week, as the cast was wrapping up rehearsals. “You think you know someone from history and then you realize you don’t at all. Parts of it are true and parts of it are fictional.” Hewitt, 29, graduated from Falmouth High School and studied acting at Vassar College and The American Conservatory

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Grants expand after-school programs in public schools By Gillian Graham PORTLAND — Grants of more than $2 million will be used to open new afterschool programs for students in Portland and Biddeford. LearningWorks received two Maine Department of Education 21st Century Learning Center grants totaling $2.2 million to expand and start the public-school programs. The grants will be used for programs expected to reach more than 1,400 students over five years. In Portland, the grants will expand afterschool programs to Ocean Avenue and Presumpscot elementary schools. LearningWorks currently runs after-school programs at East End and Reiche elementary schools. Amy Pichette, director of after-school programming for LearningWorks, said 70 students will be enrolled in the new Ocean Avenue program, while 50 students will be involved at Presumpscot. Forty students are enrolled at each of the two existing Portland programs, with daily attendance averaging between 33 and 35 students at each school. In Biddeford, a combined 120 students are expected to enroll in programs at the intermediate and primary schools. The new programs will start with a four-week summer program in July. Afterschool programs will begin in September. The programs will primarily serve lowincome students, many of whom are English language learners, Pichette said. The program focuses on science, technology, engineering and math because few Maine

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Falmouth trails now under care of Portland business By Amber Cronin FALMOUTH — Mountain bikers, runners, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to improved trails in Falmouth's Blackstrap and Hurricane trail areas thanks to Allspeed Cyclery & Snow of Portland. The Falmouth Land Trust approached Allspeed after learning of there had been rogue trail cutting and poor trail maintenance. “It was sort of a wild west out there,” Chris Carleton, co-owner of Allspeed, said. “(Falmouth Land Trust) wanted some uniform plan to make sure that the trails

Health center gets $500K grant PORTLAND — The city's Community Health Center will receive a $500,000 grant for renovations via the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep Chellie Pingree, DMaine, announced Tuesday. The center at 180 Park Ave. serves 3,000 patients each year. Renovations funded by the grant will allow it to see an additional 1,000 patients. The center charges patients on a sliding scale based

were going to be maintained and not just kind of fall apart, and also help curb illegal trail cutting because that was pretty big problem.” According to Carleton, a lot of people were cutting new trails without really knowing where they were. “I don’t think it was malicious, they would just go and cut a trail and happen to go across somebody’s land that wasn’t the Falmouth Land Trust,” Carleton said. According to Caleb Hemphill, vice president of the trust, it was a misunderstanding about what could be cut and what couldn't that led to Allspeed becoming the

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main steward of the trails. “There was some trail building on the Blackstrap Hill section done with permission, and then there was some that just sort of happened beyond people asking (for) permission,” Hemphill said. “A land owner had given permission (for trails to be on his property), but there is very little in the way of boundary markings out there, so I don't think anyone intentionally did anything on the private property,” he continued.

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Freeport triathlon attracts participants from 12 to 74 By Amber Cronin FREEPORT — Youth and experience will bookend the field at this year's Tri for the Y triathlon. Tucker Ginn, 12, of Freeport will compete in his second Tri for the Y while Mike Cowell, 74, of Yarmouth, has done so many sprint triathlons he can't remember what number this one will be. Ginn said he got started with triathlons after his grandmother, a longtime member of the Casco Bay YMCA, saw a sign advertising the Tri for the Y last year. He will be competing in the Tri for the Y as a part of a team: Ginn will complete the swim, his father, Robert Ginn, will complete the 13-mile bike and one of Ginn's friends will complete the 3.1-mile run. This year, Ginn's goal is to get his team in a good place from the start for a finish in the top 10. It's a goal that has a big payoff. “My grandmother made a deal with me that if my triathlon team comes in the top 10 she's going to take me to England,” he said. “I'm going to try to get good enough at swimming to put us in the top 10 so my other teammates don't have to do anything, so they don't have to make up ground for me.” Cowell, by contrast, is not too worried about the Tri for the Y, since he will be using it to train for his fifth Half Ironman, The Eagleman Half Ironman in Cambridge, Md., on June 10. “The goal for the Tri for the Y is to improve my transition times,” he said. “I spend too much time transitioning from the swim to the bike and the bike to the run and you can lose the race. I use the Tri for the Y sort as a tune-up.” The Eagleman Half Ironman, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run will be his fifth Half Ironman, but he has been competing in endurance events for the past 35 years. “I've done so many of these sprint triathlons that we're having here, I've lost count,” he said. “It would be like you asking how many half marathons I've done. I've completed 22 of the 23 full-length marathons I've tried. A full marathon at my age is quite an ordeal.” While Ginn will only be competing in the swim portion of the race, because he still finds conflicts between his school and his training, he said he likes the challenge of training. “(The hardest thing) I guess is just finding time to balance between sports and trying to keep my grades up in school, but also I try and challenge myself, so I set goals,” he said. Ginn said he tries to get in the pool for about 45 minutes a day, but with school and baseball practice, sometimes it is hard for him to find the time. For Cowell, who has ample time to

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Mike Cowell, 74, of Yarmouth, will be the oldest participant in this year's Tri for the Y at the Casco Bay YMCA on May 19. Cowell has competed in several triathlons including four Half Ironmans.

Tri for the Y The Tri for the Y takes place Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport. The race includes a 325-yard swim in the pool, a 13-mile bike ride through South Freeport and a 3.1-mile run through South Freeport. Entrance fees are $85 for individuals and $50 for relay team members. Proceeds benefit the financial assistance program of the Cumberland County YMCA. For more information or to register, visit the website, www.cumberlandcountyymca.org.

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The alter-egos of eight local women, with names like Durga the Demonslayer and Lumber Smack Sally, will compete for the title of toughest arm in town. The wrestlers have been gathering weekly for the last month to train, talk technique, and watch videos about arm wrestling. (The 1982 and 1983 championships on Youtube are favorites, McGough said.) The wrestlers have realized that the sport is about more than brute strength, said Annie Seikonia, known in the ring as Awful Annie. A Gothic, self-styled vigilante hero who "doesn't mind breaking the rules," Seikonia started a training regimen of 50 push-ups a day, up from zero. Otherwise, she said, "there's a lot of strategy." Most of all, McGough said, there will be drama. "It's not really just about arm wrestling, it's about theatrics and raising money for

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Annie Seikonia, a self-styled vigilante hero called Awful Annie, practices her technique with a member of her entourage in preparation for the Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland event on Saturday, May 5. The event to raise funds for the Mayo Street Arts Center promises to feature theatrics, surf band The Beach Zombies, and eight tough competitors.

charity," she said. Each wrestler will bring an entourage, also dressed in costume, whose job will be to amp up the crowd and collect "SLAP bucks," given to the audience upon entrance, for their superhero. The SLAP bucks will determine a fundraising winner, a sort of moral victory potentially separate from the actual arm wrestling champion. "I'm the getaway driver," said "Cutlass" Kimberly Convery from behind a pair of steam-punk style goggles last Saturday morning. "In case Annie needs someone to pick her up in a tight spot." The theatrics are such an opportunity that the center had to turn interested participants away. Potential superheroes had to arm wrestle their way into the final spots, and Mayo Street Arts already plans to hold a second SLAP event in November. "Portland is full of creative ladies," McGough said. While competitors said the event will be great spectacle, it should lack the demean-

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Your health should be your business, not the government's By Halsey Frank Last month, I drove down to New York to have dinner with my mother for her birthday. We went to her friend Laura Maioglio’s family restaurant, Barbetta. It’s in the theater district. The place is elegantly decorated with antiques from Piemonte, staffed with friendly and attentive waiters, and serves classic Italian food. At the time of my visit, its website Short featured a picture of Laura and her husband with Bill and Hilary Clinton, so you can imagine that I felt right at home. As is often the case when my family gets together, the conversation turned to politics in general and my opinion of the Affordable Care Act, which was being argued in the Supreme Court that week, in particular. The liberal supra-majority at Halsey Frank the table supported the act and hoped it would be upheld. It fell to me as the lone conservative to explain my reservations. Over the gnocchi, my family wanted to know my opinion of the individual mandate. How could I not be for it? After all, it was originally a Republican idea. Health insurance is a market solution to the problem that health-care costs are incurred randomly, are hard to predict and plan for, and, when they do incur, tend to be large. Why not just improve the performance of health insurance by forcing everyone into the pool so that the risk and cost are spread over a larger population that can better afford it? Doing so would also keep much of the

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cost off the government’s books. Well, I am wary of central government creating vast, complicated new programs. I prefer a federalist approach that develops government solutions from the bottom up, not the top down, and that uses the states as the testing grounds for new programs. The Affordable Care Act fills thousands of pages. It’s so lengthy that members of Congress didn’t read it before they passed it and Supreme Court justices didn’t read it before they heard it argued. In the act and its individual mandate, the federal government exerts control over a lot of very personal decisions. It assumes responsibility for the health-care sector, which by some estimates represents a sixth of our national economy. I doubt that such a big, new government program will do a better, more efficient job of providing health care than the private sector. In general, I believe that free markets are a better, more efficient way to allocate resources and provide goods and services. The market for health insurance is not free if the government forces consumers to buy insurance, and insurers to cover people they otherwise wouldn’t. The risk is that we wind up saddled with an expensive program that doesn’t solve the problem. Remember Dirigo Health, Maine’s solution to the health-care problem? It wound up costing more, insuring fewer people, and having a highly problematic funding mechanism. I would like to see more conclusive proof of the ACA’s program’s superiority before we roll it out on a national scale. I don’t think Massachusetts has provided it. Some at the table were disappointed in President Obama for not fighting harder for a more ambitious program like those in Europe. The Italian constitution makes the state responsible for citizens’ individual health and guarantees care for the indigent. Italy’s na-

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tional health service provides universal care for citizens as a single payer. My relatives argued that compared to the U.S., it costs less and produces better outcomes in terms such as infant mortality and life expectancy. Isn’t health care a basic human right and how could I not be for such an obviously superior system? I am skeptical of such claims of vast superiority, and mindful of anecdotes about problems with European national health services: rationing, long waits, and mediocre services. I am also aware that European economies are somewhat stagnant and weighed down with debt incurred to pay for their generous social welfare programs. More fundamentally, I am not sure that health care is different from other needs and wants, goods and services. I suspect that people are healthier when they provide for themselves as much as they are able. Good health is a function of genetics, the environment we live in, our behavior and habits, and care when we need it. Of these factors, our behavior and habits have the greatest impact on our health, cost the least, and are largely within our own control. For most people, eating a healthy diet, exercising moderately, and avoiding risky behaviors like smoking, drinking to excess, and driving without a seatbelt will do more to improve health than a lot of expensive doctors and therapies. On the other hand, there are imperfections in the market for care when we need it. Bodies can be complicated when things go wrong and health care is a technical business that most of us are not qualified to negotiate on our own. Moreover, we are not always rational when we are sick and in need of care. Medicine is an imperfect

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put off by our station wagon with New York plates jammed with gear and hauling a 25-foot-wide Plexiglas half pipe. Clearly, we weren’t from around those parts. Or it may have been our uniforms. We were required to wear red skater shoes, white knee socks, blue corduroy shorts (mid-thigh length), and red, white and blue polo shirts plastered with soft drink logos. Because, as the founder of McDonald’s might have said, when you’re

representing a large multinational, it’s critically important to look like a circus clown at all times. None of this occurred to me at the time. Neither did how many times he had been patronized by summer people with New York plates. I might have cut him some slack instead of what I did, i.e., call him an incredible moron. Silently, because he was bigger than me, and I’m a coward. But I think he knew he was being chastised. One of my skaters made fun of a bank teller while she was cashing his check, like nobody in Bangor had ever been told he had an accent before. It must have seemed surreal to hear, being told by a redneck from Mispronounce, Texas, that it was “rilly funneh haw y’all cain’t say yer ‘r’s!” Yeah, you keep telling the Mainers how to speak, Professor Higgins. The interesting thing is how I started realizing all this during the Highland Green talk. What were supposed to be cute stories turned out to be revelations. Behaviors I always thought were quirks and idiosyncrasies seemed more and more like the ways that people who had chosen a life they liked dealt with people who didn’t get it. A case in point is my favorite memory of that first Maine trip. We discovered a slow leak in one of our tires before a show. We had just enough time to get it fixed, so we drove into a service station, four lads dressed like packs of Fruit Stripe gum, with New York plates and an extremely unusual trailer, all in a big hurry. I approached a guy in the coveralls who was sitting on an old car back seat. “Hi, how you doin'? We have slow leak, right rear tire, and we have to do a show in about 45 minutes.” No response. “So ... you think you can put a plug in it, or sell us a tire, or – ?” “New York plates, huh?” “Yep. Company car. It’s the right rear tire.” “You live in New York?” My mental clock was pounding like "The Telltale Heart," but I managed, “Yes. Manhattan. And now we’re on our way – " “I had a friend run off to New York once. Got tired of Bangoah. Too small, he said it was. Went to Rochestah. You know him?” No name. I am not making this up. “Uh, no. I don’t think so.” He got up and did a slow walk around starting with the left rear tire. Finally, he bent down by the right rear and said, “Well, theah’s ya problem, right theah. You got a flat tiah.” continued next page Nutro

Perry B. Newman’s column “The farcical debt debate” was most enlightening. The government spends money by actually spending money, and “by foregoing revenue the government would otherwise collect through taxes, absent a policy decision such as a tax break, not to do so”? That is Orwellian language at it finest. According to Newman, it is only the government’s largess that keeps it from taking more or most of our income through taxes or deduction eliminations. This generosity causes them to “spend” huge amounts of money that they would otherwise deserve. Newman seems to believe all income is really the government’s, and how much they choose to take from taxpayers depends upon how much they want to “spend” by not taking it. If the current income tax rates are raised, if more deductions are eliminated, and if the estate tax increases, these will be huge “spending cuts” for the federal government. These cuts will enable the politicians to spend real money on even more programs. Debt reduction will be the least of anyone’s worries, because there will always be even more “spending cuts” the government can make by increasing taxes. As of March 2012, the national debt was $15.6 trillion, or roughly 100 percent of gross domestic product (Wikipedia). According to CNN Money, interest on the national debt in the next decade will be $5.5 trillion if interest rates rise gradually and $6.8 trillion if they rise l percent more than expected each year. Not addressing the national debt of this size is the real farce. Gerald Caruso Falmouth

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Short Relief from page 7 science. There are few sure cures and what is standard practice today may be discredited quackery tomorrow. We depend upon experts to advise us, so that we already delegate a certain amount of responsibility from the outset in the market for health care. Beyond that, health-care costs tend to be lumpy and it makes sense to spread and share them over time and amongst people, all of which augers in favor of the ultimate cost spreader and sharer: government. The problem becomes how to hold down costs and allocate care. What incentive is there to keep costs down when you know that the ultimate deep pocket is footing the bill? Do you want bureaucrats making decisions about who gets what treatment, or would you rather that people make them through the operation of the market for care? I prefer markets, with government limited to setting and enforcing the ground rules and to providing a safety net. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.

The View From Away from previous page To him, I was just one more outsider trying to impose my way of doing things and my schedule on him with no understanding or consideration for how things were done in his world, and he was right. The Highland Green people have looked beyond the postcard and lobster roll vision of Maine that I had on that first visit, and they have been drawn to the people and the sense of community I didn’t even suspect. I think I’m getting closer to that now, so maybe, just maybe, I may not always be from away. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at mikelangworthy@me.com.

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Amazingly, however, the political pundits and election odds makers seem to think it’s shaping up to be a close race in November, 49 percent-43 percent Obama in the most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Frankly, I find that hard to believe. Who other than corporate CEOs, the country club elite, and trust fund kids could possibly take Mitt Romney seriously? I mean certainly the tea party conservatives who now form the base of the Republican Party have to realize that he is not one of them, that what he stands for is antithetical to what they say they believe. He’s about money buying elections, corporations having more rights than citizens, redistribution of wealth upwards. If this country is about power and privilege then it will be a close election. If it’s about truth and justice, Romney will go down in flames, no doubt trailing a golden parachute as he crashes and burns. 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/121574

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from previous page 4/23 at 5 p.m. Jeremy Robert Adams, 41, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue by Officer Vincent Rozzi on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/23 at 8 p.m. Modou Fall, 49, of Portland, was arrested on Washington Avenue by Officer Dan Aguilera on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/23 at 10 p.m. Gregory Lamao Calhoun, 54, of Portland, was arrested on Park Avenue by Officer Jeffrey Druan on a warrant from another agency. 4/23 at 10 p.m. Christopher Davis, 29, of Raymond, was arrested on Park Avenue by Officer Joshua McDonald on a warrant from another agency. 4/24 at 12 a.m. William Sean Hunt, 28, no address listed, was arrested on St. John Street by Officer Brent Abbott on a charge of criminal threatening. 4/24 at 2 a.m. Jing Rong Chen, 19, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street by Officer Jason Leadbetter on a charge of disorderly conduct. 4/24 at 2 a.m. Ricardo Bennett, 54, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Jeffrey Druan on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/23 at 2 a.m. Ronald Spiller, 64, of Portland, was arrested on High Street by Officer Terrence Fitzgerald on a charge of criminal trespass. 4/23 at 8 a.m. Deidre J. Hoffman, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Park by Officer Timothy Farris on two charges of robbery. 4/23 at 6 p.m. Victoria Joann Starr, 35, of South Portland, was arrested on Bramhall Street by officer Charles Frazier on a charge of assault on emergency medical care staff. 4/23 at 8 p.m. Dominic Edward Pizzo, 40, of Portland, was arrested on State Street by Officer Eric Nevins on a charge of disorderly conduct. 4/28 at 10 p.m. Mohamed A. Hersi, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Forest Avenue by Officer Evan Bomba on charges of operating after suspension and violation of conditional release. 4/23 at 11 p.m. Daniel B. McKelvey, 36, no address listed, was arrested on Congress Square by Officer Christopher Shinay on a

charge of assault. 4/23 at 11 p.m. Kennith A. Greene, 41, of Kenduskeag, was arrested on Riverside Street by Officer Gary Hutcheson on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/25 at 1 a.m. Pius Lizard Mayanja, 25, no address listed, was arrested on Center Street by Officer Michael Gallietta on a charge of disorderly conduct. 4/25 at 2 p.m. Michael Eugene Bisson, 36, no address listed, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Daniel Knight on a charge of public drinking. 4/25 at 6 p.m. Scott Allan Bilodeau, 46, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Jay Twomey on a charge of terrorizing. 4/25 at 9 p.m. William Schlisler, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street by Officer Daniel Townsend on a charge of violation of conditional release. 4/25 at 9 p.m. Mark A. Czemerys, 33, of Portland, was arrested on Middle Street by Officer Jeffrey Viola on a warrant from another agency. 4/25 at 11 p.m. Veronica Marie Garnica, 30, of Portland, was arrested on State Street by Officer Christopher Dyer on a charge of assault. 4/26 at 6 a.m. Ahmed Fowsi Mohamed, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Terrence Fitzgerald on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 4/26 at 8 a.m. Lashanda Gregory, 24, of Portland, was arrested on Riverside Street by Officer Marjory Clavet on a warrant from another agency. 4/26 at 11 a.m. Karen Ashley Sargent, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue by Officer Daniel Rose on a charge of aggravated assault. 4/26 at 3 p.m. Mahad Mahamed Hassan, 40, of Portland, was arrested on Grant Street by Officer Daniel Townsend on a charge of violation of conditional release. 4/26 at 6 p.m. Michael K. Howe, 42, of Portland, was arrested on Somerset Street by officer Thien Duong on a charge of public drinking. 4/26 at 6 p.m. Taylor M. Chaney, 26, of Portland, was arrested on Grant Street by Officer Eric Nevins on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. 4/27 at 10 a.m. Robert Macdonald, 44, or Portland, was arrested on Clapboard Road by Officer John Cunniff on a charge of operating without a license and a warrant from another agency. 4/27 at 6 p.m. Adam Phillip Brokos, 27, of Portland, was arrested on Edwards Street by Officer Richard Ray on a charge of operating under suspension.

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Veronica Alice Foster, 105: Independent and determined PEAKS ISLAND — Veronica Alice Foster, 105, died April 23 at St. Joseph's Manor in Portland. She was born in London on June 11, 1906, the youngest of five children born to James and Alice Jennings Foster. She attended school in England and was sent to France in her teens to learn the language. She lived in England throughout World War I and World War II and was trained to operate a "comptometer," an early version of the calculator. She worked at

Worthing Town Hall, where she supervised the billing department – when she wasn't on air raid duty. She often looked back on those times as the best in her life. After World War II, Foster moved to the U.S. and became a citizen. She first lived in New York City, but later moved to New Hampshire where she trained for and had a radio show for a number of years. She also lived in Florida and worked as a housekeeper for parish priests. Foster moved to Peaks Island almost

50 years ago and lived there independently until she turned 100. She worked at Portland Glass for a number of years before retiring. She was an avid gardener and many people became her friends after stopping to admire her gardens. Visitors were offered a cup of tea, some English biscuits and a story or two about her life in England. She entertained countless visitors with tales from her childhood years or of life during World War I and a trip to Lourdes in France. Her life experiences shaped her into an independent, determined and focused person. Foster was a great lover of animals; many dogs and cats were her companions through the years. She kept a bowl by the side of the road for thirsty dogs, couldn't stand to see any animal go hungry and often took in stray cats that needed help.

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She was a longtime communicant of St. Christopher’s Church on Peaks Island. Foster was married to William L. Foster, who predeceased her. She has no known survivors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to The Preble Street Resource Center, St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen, Boys’ Town in Nebraska, Friends of Feral Felines or The Cleo Fund. Her friends would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence for the wonderful care she received while in residence. Funeral services took place on April 25 at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

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Book it...Coach P's still beloved in Maine By Michael Hoffer "I think about the kids coming out of Maine. Their dreams and aspirations and me wanting them to believe they can do anything. I think this book is a way of giving them a story that's touchable. There's nothing special about me, a kid from Brunswick High School." Coach Joanne Palombo McCallie. All modesty aside, Joanne Palombo McCallie is extremely special, one of the greatest and most influential female athletes this state has produced, one who went on to steal coaching headlines at a national level first at the University of Maine, then at Michigan State University and now at Duke University. While McCallie has been gone from the Pine Tree State for over a Buy the book “Choice not Chance” is available at cash registers at Olympia Sports. It can also be purchased on-line at amazon.com.

decade, she had an opportunity to return home last week and it was abundantly clear that as much as she still loves Maine, the feeling is indeed mutual. McCallie, or Coach P, as she's affectionately known, was in the state promoting her book, "Choice not Chance: Rules for Building a Fierce Competitor," a unique look at her life and journey to becoming a premier coach while raising two children. McCallie, thanks to the hard work of her agent and younger sister, Carolyn Clement, spent last week in Maine not just doing book signings, but also newspaper and radio interviews, as well as television appearances. "There's a love and a passion for the state of Maine, my experiences in Maine and the people in Maine," said McCallie, who coached the University of Maine to national prominence from 1992 to 2000. "That'll never leave me. I'm glad that came out in the book." The book stems from a promise McCallie made to her daughter, Maddie, when Maddie was fouryears old. McCallie promised to write a book about her life experiences and explain decisions she made along the way. With Maddie set to graduate high school in June (she'll attend and play basketball at Miami University), McCallie knew time was of the essence and she spent last summer putting the book together. "I think you have to wait awhile

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to get perspective," said McCallie, who also has a son, Jack. "I got so busy with the transition from Michigan State (she left the Spartans two years after coaching them to the national championship game in 2005). I had taken notes on my computer in diary form since leaving East Lansing. The time seemed right. The caveat I had with my daughter in my brain was doing this before she graduated high school. She graduates in June. I knew I had to get going." This is no detailed autobiography or "how to succeed in business" tome, although there are elements of both within. McCallie

describes the birth of the "Choice not Chance" program when she was at Maine, which includes five components: making choices with care, little choices do matter, practicing thinking and feeling deeply and clearly, keeping your power and "if it's meant to be, it's up to me," which emphasizes focus and embracing reason over emotion at all costs. McCallie's story is one of discovering she was pretty good with a basketball in the sixth grade, striving to make the Brunswick High varsity as a freshman and later starring for the Dragons, playing at Northwestern University, finding a real world job in telecommunications sales unsatisfying, learning the coaching game as an assistant under Joe Ciampi at Auburn University, then becoming the youngest head coach (at age 26) in the nation when she came to Orono and her triumphs there and beyond. Off the court, McCallie frankly talks about the difficulties of juggling a family with a career and her relationships with Michigan State men's coach Tom Izzo and legendary Duke men's coach Mike Krzyzewski, as well as such personal topics as a miscarriage, driving off the road while being distracted by reading a magazine, having Maddie wander off while

Former University of Maine and current Duke University women’s basketball coach Joanne Palombo McCallie returned to Maine last week to promote her new book.

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she was talking with a booster (she wound up unharmed) and her failure to fully read and understand her Michigan State contract (which included an onerous buyout clause). McCallie found the writing

process to be time consuming and rewarding. "It was a lot of fun, but it was definitely grueling and it was humbling," McCallie said. "It's

to Thornton Academy Thursday and visits Kennebunk Tuesday of next week. Deering, which blanked visiting Massabesic in its opener, 7-1, has dropped three straight, 6-4 at Gorham, 4-0 to visiting Thornton Academy and 6-2 at Westbrook. After visiting Bonny Eagle Tuesday, the Rams are at Windham Thursday. They host Noble Saturday and go to Sanford Tuesday of next week. Portland began the week chasing its first win. The Bulldogs followed up a 10-5 home loss to Sanford to start the year with setbacks to visiting Scarborough (5-3), host Noble (3-1) and visiting Marshwood (3-1). Junior Nate Smart pitched well in the losses to the Red Storm and Hawks. Portland was at Biddeford Tuesday, visits Gorham Thursday, plays host to Kennebunk Saturday and goes to Massabesic Tuesday of next week. In Western C, Waynflete began its season with wins over visiting Greater Portland Christian School (21-2 in five innings) and

Old Orchard Beach (5-4). Against the Seagulls, sophomore Joey Schnier got the win. Sophomore Nik Morrill earned the save, while also singling twice and driving in a run. Junior Tom Spagnola added two hits. The Flyers fell to 2-1 Wednesday after a 6-4 loss at Class B Gray-New Gloucester. Waynflete was at Old Orchard Beach Monday. It hosts Lake Region Wednesday, goes to Western B contender Cape Elizabeth Friday and welcomes Sacopee Monday of next week.

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April triumph brings May optimism (Ed. Note: For the complete Waynflete-Yarmouth and Waynflete-Kennebunk girls' lacrosse game stories, including detailed box scores and additional photos, as well as the complete McAuleyWindham softball and CheverusMcAuley girls' lacrosse game stories, with detailed box scores, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer The very short spring sports season is now underway for everybody. Some teams have played several games, others just one or two, but it's becoming clear that preseason projections of excellence were right on the mark. Here's a glimpse at what's occurred in the past week and what's to come.

Baseball-Stags suffer a loss The defending Class A state champion Cheverus baseball team won its first two outings, 11-3, over visiting Bonny Eagle, and 2-1 in 10 innings at Windham (junior Ryan Casale had the game-winning single, senior Harry Ridge earned the win with a strong nine-inning effort and

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sophomore Mitchell Powers got the save). But Thursday, the Stags lost, 6-3, at Marshwood, their first setback since May 28, 2011. Cheverus failed to hold an early 3-0 lead. The Stags got back in the win column and improved to 3-1 Saturday with a 10-1 home victory over Noble. Casale earned the victory. Cheverus was home with Massabesic Tuesday, goes

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McAuley's softball program has enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons, but after being hard hit by graduation and transfer, the Lions weren't mentioned in the same breath as other contenders at the start of the 2012 campaign. Regardless, McAuley has managed to win two of its first four contests. After opening with a 15-0 loss at Kennebunk, the Lions blanked host Cheverus, 2-0, last Wednesday. Sophomore Sam Libby

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Recap from page 13 earned the win with a five-hitter. She struck out 13 and also had a key triple to put her team on top. Freshman Taylor Whaley also had two hits. After losing, 10-0, to visiting Marshwood Thursday, McAuley hosted Windham Friday and earned another win, 2-1, in eight innings. The Lions couldn’t score in the first five innings, but in the bottom of the sixth, they got a break, turning a dropped pop fly into the tying run on a Libby double which scored senior standout Shelby Bryant. Then, in the bottom of the eighth, Bryant got on base by virtue of a bunt, moved to

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second on a Libby single and after a wild pitch, scored when junior Molly Mack reached on an error. “I just had to get on base,” said Bryant, McAuley’s two-time reigning Spring Athlete of the Year. “I have great people behind me. If I swung for the fences, I’d strike out. I had to score.” “I was just trying to make contact,” Mack said. “The pitcher was a little quicker. I’m better at hitting faster pitches. I thought I was going to get out. It’s my first gamewinning hit. It’s exciting. Whatever works.” “I’m tickled pink at 2-2,” added Lions coach Robbie Ferrante. “We got lucky. We’re not going to score many runs. It had to be very frustrating for (Windham). They

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for new coach Maureen Curran Thursday, downing host Deering in a 18-8 slugfest. Junior Staci Swallow had three hits, four runs scored and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Kelsey Dulac added three hits and three RBI. Cheverus fell to 1-4 on the year Friday with a 15-3 (six inning) loss at Kennebunk. Casey Simpson had a double and two singles. Cheverus hosted Marshwood Monday, goes to Windham Friday and is home with Westbrook Monday of next week. Deering entered the week 0-4. Prior to the Cheverus loss, the Rams had lost, 11-3, at Windham. Deering was at Biddeford Monday, plays host to rival Portland Wednesday, travels to South Portland Friday and welcomes Gorham Monday of next week. Portland suffered losses last week at Thornton Academy (21-1, in five innings), at home to Noble (13-0, in six innings) and continued page 15

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left 10 runners on base. The girls feel good about themselves.” Libby gutted out the win, allowing four hits and eight walks, but just one run while striking out 13. “I was in the strike zone,” Libby said. “I felt good. We’re working on things and making improvements.” McAuley was at Westbrook Monday, hosts Biddeford Wednesday, goes to Portland Friday and is home against South Portland in a playoff rematch Monday of next week. “I think we have to keep it day-to-day,” Bryant said. “We have to keep level heads. We can’t get down. We’ll keep improving. At the end of the season, we’ll be so much better than we are now.” Cheverus fell to 0-3 with a 2-0 home loss to McAuley last Wednesday (despite a strong effort from sophomore pitcher Brittany Bell). The Stags got their first win

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Recap from page 14 at Sanford (12-0, in five innings) to fall to 0-4. The Bulldogs were home with Massabesic Monday, visit Deering Wednesday, play host to McAuley Friday and travel to Kennebunk Monday of next week.

Boys’ lacrosse-Rams keep rolling On the heels of last year’s regional final appearance, the Deering boys’ lacrosse team is impressing once again. The Rams rolled at Westbrook (9-4) and Bonny Eagle (18-5) last week to improve to 4-1 on the year. Against the Blue Blazes, Matt Flaherty had three goals and Karl Rickett finished with a pair. In the win over the Scots, Flaherty and Anthony Verville both scored five times, while Rickett added three goals. Deering has a huge test Wednesday night when it visits two-time defending Class A state champion Scarborough. Cheverus is also off to a hot start in 2012. The Stags made it four straight with home wins last week over Noble (17-0) and Waynflete (10-9, in overtime). Against the Flyers, Jack Sutton had three goals, Brent Green and Thomas Lawson two apiece. “It was one of the most intense games I have been involved with,” said Cheverus coach Deke Andrew. “I don’t think we ever had the lead, but we were tied or down one most of the game.” The Stags (4-1) are at Massabesic Wednesday. Portland evened its record at 2-2 last Tuesday with a 14-6 triumph at Gorham. Junior Max Pierter had four goals, junior Joe Nielson and sophomore Mike Fuller both scored three times. The Bulldogs were home against defending Class B state champion Falmouth Monday, travel to Kennebunk Wednesday and play host to reigning Class A champion Scarborough Friday. Waynflete fell to 0-2 with the overtime loss to Cheverus. The Flyers opened with a 12-7 home setback at the hands of Greely. Junior Zander Majercik had three goals, senior Chris Burke finished with two. Against the Stags, Burke scored three times, while Majercik added a pair. Senior Max McKendry made 14 saves. Waynflete sought its

first win Monday at York. The Flyers are home against Cape Elizabeth Wednesday and Freeport Saturday.

Girls’ lacrosse-Flyers perfect so far Waynflete’s girls’ lacrosse team has met every challenge in the early going. After dominating visiting North Yarmouth Academy, 15-5, in the opener, the Flyers earned wins last week over visiting Yarmouth (13-2) and at Wells (15-7) and Kennebunk (10-8). Against the Clippers, junior Sadie Cole and sophomore Walker Foehl paced the attack with four goals apiece and sophomore Ella Millard scored twice as Waynflete avenged a loss in last year’s Class B state final. “This was good,” Foehl said. “We picked it up. We kind of got in a rhythm and really wanted it. In the first half, we figured it out and in the second we went and did it.” “It felt very close the whole game,” Waynflete coach Cathie Connors said. “Yarmouth has such good athletes, so it can turn around any second. They always play hard. They’re coached well. It’s always going to be a good fight. I felt like anything can happen until the end.” After getting five goals from Foehl and three each from Cole, Millard and junior Martha Veroneau in the win at Wells, the Flyers found themselves in their closest battle yet at Kennebunk. Four first half goals from Cole gave Waynflete a cushion, but the Rams battled back to tie the score at 8-8 in the second half. Veroneau put the Flyers on top to stay with a terrific individual effort and she added a free position late to help Waynflete survive. “We went out and came together as a team and pulled it out,” said Veroneau, who nearly matched Cole’s five goals with four of her own. “Kennebunk’s a really good team. It went down to the final buzzer. This is the first time we’ve had to push ourselves mentally that far. It’s good experience, especially moving on from here.” “It’s very exciting,” Cole said. “We came out and executed well. Kennebunk’s one of the best teams in the state. I wasn’t surprised they came back. We just stayed

composed and played our game. These are my favorite types of games. I’m really proud to see everyone pull through. Getting an opportunity to play one of the best Class A teams is fun.” “I’m really psyched how we were patient,” added Connors. “The offense played well. We did a lot of work with the defense. Today, it clicked. That’s what we worked on in practice yesterday. I was glad to see them pull that together.” Waynflete was home with Fryeburg Tuesday, then has another huge test at undefeated and high flying Falmouth Friday night. “I’m really excited for that,” Cole said. “That’ll be huge. It’ll definitely be a big test.” In Western A, Cheverus has impressed in the early going. The Stags dropped their

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opener, 12-9, at Massabesic (sophomore Elyse Caiazzzo did have five goals), but Thursday, they dominated visiting McAuley, 14-5, as sophomore Meredith Willard scored six times. “It feels great, I think we all wanted it,” Willard said. “The team spirit drove us.” “It was good to get in the win column,” said Cheverus coach Jamie Chamberlain. “We have a lot of newer players. It was good for them to get into a comfort zone today and be able to work on some things.” Saturday, the Stags improved to 2-1 with a 13-8 home victory over NYA. Willard and sophomore Alex Logan both scored four times. Senior Sarah LaQuerre added two goals. Cheverus was home with Portland Tuesday, visits Deering Thursday and is at

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from page 15 Marshwood Monday. “We have a lot of potential,” Willard said. “I love this team. It’s the best team I’ve ever been on. We have to work together and work hard.” “Like last year, we want to keep improving each game and give new players confidence and take care of the details,”

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next season. While she'd love to win it all, it's not her biggest focus. "I want it very much for my team and my school, but I recognize the difficulty," said McCallie, who has 457 career wins. "It's not something that's going to anoint me as a coach." While the book appeals to the masses, it does feature many Maine connections and highlights, including the year McCallie coached the Black Bears to a tournament upset of Stanford, a game in which her point guard, Amy Vachon, played a huge role in the victory. "(Amy) was terrific," McCallie said. "Her basketball IQ was through the roof. She made every key decision when we beat Stanford in the NCAA tournament. She played 38 or 40 minutes in the game. She always had a demeanor of solving programs. She's one of the best point guards I've ever coached. Low maintenance." Vachon, of course, is well known in Forecaster Country. She coached McAuley to the 2011 Class A state championship. Her point guard was a freshman named Allie Clement, who happens to be Carolyn's daughter and McCallie's niece. By the way, there are two more Clement nieces on their way to the hardwood limelight. It just goes to show that McCallie's Maine connection runs deep and isn't about to end anytime soon. "It's been fun reconnecting and letting people know they're appreciated," McCallie said. "I've been able to personally sign a lot of books and thank people. There was storytelling. (Last week) was an impromptu reunion. Maine has a huge place in my heart." Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer @theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports. $ave at ne over 19 Mai s! golf course

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Players and coaches from Scarborough, South Portland, Portland and Falmouth (as well as Lewiston and Windham) helped the Firecrackers girls' basketball team win the AAU 6th grade state title, the 7th grade division of the Maine Hoops state tournament and the 7th and 8th grade Spring Fling tournament at Noble High School. Back row (left to right): Coach Joe Ingegneri, Heidi Meyer, Grace Dimmick, Kathryn Kane, Emily Weisser, Alex Hart, Candice Powers, assistant coach Mike Seltzer. Front row: Natalie Taylor, Grace Soucy, Emily McNally, Sophie Glidden, Emily Jefferds.

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The Southern Maine Community College baseball and softball teams captured Yankee Small College Conference championship crowns last week. Baseball downed Vermont Tech, 4-1, in the finale at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Andrew Richards had a no-hitter through six innings and settled for a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts. He was named the Most Valuable Player. Offensively, the Seawolves were paced by Mike Crowley's two-run home run. Crowley was named the Offensive Player of the Game. SMCC (19-16-1) finishes the season Saturday, when it hosts Navy Prep at 1 p.m. Softball made it three straight championships with a 14-2 romp over Vermont Tech in the semifinals and a 5-3 victory over rival Central Maine CC at Concord, N.H. Ashley Pulk went 4-for-4 against Vermont Tech, doubling twice and driving in two runs. Pulk was named MVP. Emily Bard earned the win, which was the 100th for coach John Moody at SMCC. In the finale, Charlotte Lewis earned the win after fanning seven. Jamie Moody was named Offensive Player of the Tournament after driving in four runs. The Seawolves finished 16-21.

The Cheverus boys' tennis team is giving a free clinic to kids ages 7 to 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday at the Cheverus courts on Washington Avenue. FMI, grandslamtennis1@yahoo.com.

Coaches vs. Cancer benefit games upcoming

High schools across the state are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host Coaches vs. Cancer baseball and softball games May 22-26. Teams interested in taking part should contact Erika Gould, 373-3728 or erika.gould@ cancer.org.

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The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association will hold tryouts for its fall travel program Sunday at Deering High's Memorial Field. Players will be evaluated for placement, levels U-10 through U-14. New and returning players should plan to attend. Players must wear shin guards and bring their own ball and water. FMI, paysasoccer.com.

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New Projects Hypertherm, a cutting systems manufacturer, recently tapped Portland-based Winxnet to perform AD and Exchange discoveries and upgrades. Winxnet's plan for Hypertherm is to administer and maintain a virtualized environment across the company's multiple locations with an improved messaging system that centralizes communication and eliminates connectivity issues. The Massachusetts-based National Fire Protection Association recently chose Portland-based design studio NASHBOX to create the campaign for Fire Prevention Week 2012.

Appointments Andrew Bossie was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Frannie Peabody Center. Bossie currently serves as Maine Citizens for Clean Election's (MCCE) first full-time executive director. Prior to joining MCCE he was the executive director of the Maine AIDS Alliance, a statewide organization committed to HIV advocacy, technical assistance and grant making for the Maine HIV/AIDS community. Oakhurst Dairy recently announced that John H. Bennett and Thomas A. Brigham were named co-presidents of the company. The pair will take over for current president William P. Bennett and execute day-to-day operations. William Bennett will maintain an active role in the company's management as chairman of the company's board of directors. The First Radio Parish Church of America "Daily Devotions" recently appointed the following people to its board of trustees: Pauline Dion will serve on the fundraising committee and Nancy Dumais will serve on the publicity committee and will assist in fundraising efforts. The Avesta Housing Board of Directors recently appointed the following people to their board: Neal Allen, Drew Sigfridson,

Send us your news People & Business is compiled by our news assistant, Amber Cronin, who can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 115. Announcements should be e-mailed to people@theforecaster.net.

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New Hires Drummond Woodsum recently welcomed Tom Watson to the firm in the business services and trial services groups. He will concentrate his practice on business law, civil litigation and real estate. Watson comes to Drummond Woodsum from the New Hampshire firm of Wiggin & Nourie. Casco Systems recently hired Donald Vogel to its staff as a senior automation engineer. Vogel brings with him over 20 years of experience in the field of industrial automation and control. Melissa Babineau recently joined Norway Savings Bank as the new vice president, cash management manager. She will be based in the Congress Street office, but will work with clients throughout the market area.

Dan Mitchell, attorney and share holder at Bernstein Shur, recently received the Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent Rating, the highest level of Martindale-Hubble's peer review rating system. The rating system is an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the U.S. and Canada. The evaluations are based on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. FairPoint Communications recently recognized its outstanding sales leaders. The top performers were: Andy Mullen, Mia

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Awards The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced its annual award winners for 2012. Sherry Brown, Susan Pope, Jane Harmon and Bonnie Pothier of Key Bank's Key4Women Champions were selected to receive the Women in Business Champion of the Year award. They were recognized for their contributions to women and minority business owners through advocacy and partnerships with Women, Work & Community, the Maine Women's Policy Center and the Maine Small Business Development Centers. The Maine Autism Alliance recently received a $16,729 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. The Alliance was one of 30 nonprofit organizations in eight states and Canada that, in total, received $380,060 from the foundation. The Maine Autism Alliance is an emerging nonprofit, created to answer the unmet needs of Maine’s autism community, dedicated to support, education and raising awareness. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute recently chose Clark Insurance as its David E. Lawrence Award recipient. The award recognizes the agency as its vendor of the

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Portland Symphony celebrates Kotzschmar centennial By Scott Andrews As April morphs into May, an abundance of excellent concert choices beckons music aficionados. The biggest of these is the final program of the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the mighty Kotzschmar organ. Maestro Robert Moody has picked a pair of major works that feature the King of Instruments. The concert will be presented twice, on May 6 and May 8. The Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents a twin bill of concerts with a program that draws inspiration from two centuries of innovative American composers. Catch these in Freeport on May 5 and Yarmouth on May 6. Two topnotch singer-songwriters are holding CD release parties on back-to-back dates at Portland’s One Longfellow Square. Kentucky-born Darrell Scott appears on May 4, while Maine native Rachel Efron holds forth on May 5. Portland Symphony Orchestra Maine’s cultural history is dotted with milestones, but none is greater than the epic event of 1912: A mammoth pipe organ was constructed in the newly finished Portland City Hall, the gift of publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis, who dedicated the mighty instrument to the memory of Hermann Kotzschmar, his childhood music teacher. Kotzschmar, a native of Germany, immigrated to this country and settled in Portland in the mid-1800s, becoming Maine’s leading musical figure – teacher, church organist, choral director, impresario and performer – for more than half a century. When Portland City Hall burned in 1908, Curtis decided to help the reconstruction effort by donating a massive organ for the concert hall that was incorporated into the new building. When installation was completed in 1912, the Kotzschmar was the world’s second largest organ, and size-wise it re-

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mains among the leaders. For the past three decades, the organ has been maintained by an independent nonprofit support group, Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. The most recent enhancements and improvements, spearheaded by FOKO, were a new console in 2000 and additional pipes in 2003. FOKO also produces a year-round series of concerts. The organ contains 6,857 pipes in 101 ranks in eight divisions. The longest pipe is 32 feet, while the smallest is under an inch. If laid end to end, the pipes would stretch 3.6 miles, the same distance as Portland’s Back Cove Trail. Total weight is about 50 tons, with about 100 miles of electrical wiring. The Kotzschmar forms the visual backdrop to all Portland Symphony Orchestra concerts, but its isn’t played very often in the orchestral setting. But the organ will pipe up dramatically May 6 and 8, when the PSO will wrap up its season with a concert dedicated to the Kotzschmar centennial. Ray Cornils, who holds the title of Portland municipal organist – one of only two such positions in the U.S. – will preside at the keyboard. The two biggest works are by European composers who were noted organists who understood the sonic horsepower of the instrument and its relationship with competing and complementary musical forces. Joseph Jongen was the leading Belgian composer of the early 20th century. His Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra was written in the 1920s and

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premiered in Brussels. Jongen’s four-movement masterpiece culminates in a memorable finale, according to PSO program annotator Mark Rohr: “Here the superhuman perpetual-motion organ part is matched by the power of the orchestra and the Symphonie Concertante goes out in a blaze of glory.” After intermission, the PSO will play the coda for 2011-2012 with Charles Camille Saint-Saens’ Third Symphony, subtitled “Organ.” Saint-Saens, who worked in Paris most of his life, was recognized as Europe’s foremost organist and one of its top composers. His Third Symphony was written in 1886. Rohr characterizes the four movements as “fury,” “serenity,” “propulsion” and “triumph.” He adds the following commentary to the whole work: “Saint-Saens’ Third is known as a sonic spectacular. A symphony orchestra and a pipe organ are each capable of shaking a room. Together they can make a glorious racket.” Catch the Portland Symphony Orchestra at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall at 2:30 p.m. May 6 and 7:30 p.m. May 8. Call PortTix at 842-0800. Greater Freeport Community Chorus American musical traditions, with an emphasis on ingenuity and innovation, will be the over-arching theme when the Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents its spring concert on two dates this weekend.

The GFCC numbers approximately 40 voices hailing from 22 towns under musical director Virgil Bozeman. All the pieces on the program were written by Americans, who date from the mid-1800s to the present. Stephen Foster is emblematic of old-time America, while Charles Ives and Aaron Copland represent of this country’s 20th-century classical tradition. Broadway and Hollywood are heard in the songs of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. Nick Page, a contemporary composer, represents a modern minimalist school. Two performances are slated: May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church in Freeport and May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth. Call 865-3730. Darrell Scott Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott was born in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, where he writes for prominent artists such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Martina McBride. He’s also copped a couple of major awards in the past few years, including the Americana Music Award for Best Album of the Year and the Independent Music Award for Best Country Album. As a performer, his newest CD, titled “Long Ride Home,” features an older style of country music, characterized by hardworking, imperfect heroes and flawed heroines. Expect to hear much of that album when One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) presents a Darrell Scott CD release party at 8 p.m. May 4. Call 761-1757. Rachel Efron Singer-songwriter Rachel Efron is a Maine native who lives and performs mostly on the West Coast. She’s returning to her home town this Saturday for a CD release party. Efron describes her work as “pianocentric arty pop.” Her third and latest CD is titled “Put Out the Stars,” and it represents an intensely personal approach to oftenoverlooked aspects of human psyche and experience in a compelling melodic and lyrical style. San Francisco Examiner music critic Chris Morgan described her work: “Rachel Efron combines a light, gentle touch on the piano with the eye and voice of a poet to make the loveliest music one has heard – soft, intimate, ethereal and strikingly genuine.” Catch Rachel Efron’s hometown CD release party at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. May 5. Call 761-1757.

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Greater Portland Books & Authors Wednesday 5/2 Brown Bag Lecture Series presents John MacDonald, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 5/3 Ellen Alderman book discussion, 12 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Michael Shuman book discussion, 7 p.m., SPACE, 528 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Friday 5/4 Local Author Series presents Jan Pieter vanVoorst van Beest, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 5/10 Richard & Kate Russo Book Event and Art Print Sale, 7 p.m., Nonesuch Books and Cards, Mill Creek Shopping Plaza, South Portland, 799-2659.

Friday 5/11 Russel Warnberg Discussion on “Edge of Redemption,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Film Sunday 5/13 Marley, 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7, 828-5600.

Tuesday 5/15 Marley, 7 p.m., SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7, 828-5600.

Galleries Frank Poole’s Holga Photography, runs through the end of May, Portland Photo Works, 2nd Floor, 142 High St., Portland. “Smokin’ Hot,” through June 1, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-1336.

Friday 5/4 “Art in Our Backyard:” Portland’s Public Art Collection, 5:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandmaine. gov/planning/pubart.asp. “The HeART of the Home,” 5-8 p.m., runs through May, The Gal-

lery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland, 415-2230. “May Group Exhibit,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., exhibit runs through May 27, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097. “New Mainers” Photography Exhibit and Talk, 12-1 p.m., Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. “Paint and Mud,” 7 p.m., runs through June, Daunis Fine Jewelery, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773-6011. “The Secrets That Objects Share,” 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through May 26, Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499.

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

Saturday 5/5 Burundi Drummers, 5:30 p.m., Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, kris@bethaam.org. Cul de Sax Quartet presents “Anything Goes,” 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 725-6426. Simple Gifts: American Musical Innovation, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, $10 adults/$8 students and seniors, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, gfccweb.org, 751-3601.

Sunday 5/6

“Pedal-Driven: A Bike-Umentary” will premier in Brunswick on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St. The film examines the long-standing confrontation between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies over bikers’ rights and access to public lands. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit explorefrontier.com or call 725-5222 for more information.

“Where Everything is Color,” 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through May 26, 3fish gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 773-4773.

Foxy Shazam, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $12 advance/$15 door, 18+, statetheaterportland.com.

“Victorians Riding Dinosaurs,” 5-8 p.m., runs through May, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.

The Kotzschmar Centennial Celebration, 2:20 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $20-70, PortTix.com, 842-0800.

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Primo Cubano, 8 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6, 21+, primocubano. com.

Darrell Scott, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $23, darrellscott.com.

Hand Hooked Rugs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Point Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $5 for luncheon, bluepointchurch.org, 883-6540.

Museums Victoria Mansion open for tours starting May 1, 109 Danforth St., Portland, for more information on tours visit victoriamansion.org.

Thursday 5/3 Portland Pathways to Contemporary Art: Paintings Purchased at Temple Beth-El Art Exhibitions 1962-1973, 5-8 p.m., Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. 329-9854.

Music

Shape Note Singing, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Simple Gifts: American Musical Innovation, 2 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, $10 adults/$8 students and seniors, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, gfccweb.org, 751-3601. Sunday Evening Blues Series, 7 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $20, 775-2266, bigeasyportland.com. Wescustago Youth Chorale, 4 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook Road, Freeport, $10 adults/$5 students, 846-0705.

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Thursday 5/3 Violinist Jennifer Koh, 7:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $34 general public/limited $10 student tickets available, PortTix 842-0800, portlandovations.org. Wren Saunders and Nicole Rabata, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Friday 5/4 Darrell Scott with Mark Erelli,

The American Folk Blues Festival, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $7, 761-1757.

Wednesday 5/9 Inner Strength CD Release, 6 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757.

Friday 5/11

Aztec Two-Step, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, Portland, $25 advance/$28 door, 761-1757.

Eric Taylor CD Release, 6-9 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $18 advance/$20 door, 347-3075.

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Friday 5/4

The Saint Mary Schola presents “Music for a While,” 4 p.m., St. Mary the Virgin Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, $20, stmaryschola.org.

Exhibit of Puppetry, 7-9 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609.

Theater & Dance

Toroid Ensemble, 8 p.m., The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., second floor, $5-$20, 615-1550.

A Life in the Theater, runs through May 5, Thursday/Friday performances 7 p.m., Sunday performances 2 p.m., all Thursday performances are pay-what-youcan, $19 adults/$15 seniors and students, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, freeportfactory.com for showtimes and more information.

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Julia Feeney, 8 p.m., The Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, $20, maineirish.com.

Downeasters Annual Concert, 7 p.m., Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, $18 advance/$15 students and seniors, downeasters.org. Hattie Simon, 8 p.m., Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, 210-6566. Suzuki Violin Studios Performance, 1-2 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Circle Mirror Transformation, runs through May 20, Thu. 7:30 p.m., Fri./Sat. 8 p.m, Sun. 2 p.m., $22 advance/$20 student, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993. Student Shakespeare Festival, runs through May 5, for more information on tickets and show times visit stagesacademy.com/ shakespeare.

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Portland Chamber Music Festival, 8 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $25,

Portland Playback: Life-Shaping Moments, 7:30 p.m., CTN5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, $7, portlandplayback.com.

Saturday 5/5

Contra Dance, 7:15 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, $10 adults/$7 children, 358-9354.

Sunday 5/6 International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, $5, 7765351.

Tuesday 5/8

Page to Stage discussion of “Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Saturday 5/12

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Greater Portland Benefits

Wayside Food Programs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 7124928.

Saturday 5/5

Zumbathon to benefit the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, 1-4 p.m., Finley Gym, UNE, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, $15/$10 students and faculty.

Spring Art Festival to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland, $3, 939-6966.

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Friday 5/11 "Sold On Kids," Sweetser's 20th Annual Auction, 5:30-10 p.m., Marriott Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Dr., South Porltand, $60, sweetser.org.

Saturday 5/12 Cookie Walk for the Nancy King Memorial Scholarship Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Shaws, Route 1, Falmouth, 781-3354. Maine Walks for Haiti, 8:30 a.m., Back Cove Trail, Portland, mainewalksforhaiti.org.

Bulletin Board Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown

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St., Portland. Maine Academy of Modern Music is now accepting registrations for its summer camp, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. The Maine Mustang Project is now accepting applications and deposits for its 10-week summer program. For more information call 590-1890. Operation Overboard: Daring to Go Deep with God, Vacation Bible School now accepting summer registrations, $60, sofreeportchurch.com, 865-4012.

Wednesday 5/2 Scarborough Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., 647 Route 1, Scarborough.

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The Big Night, The Telling Room's Anthology release night, 7-9 p.m., USM Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 838-5570.

Saturday 5/5 25 Cent Sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Morrison Center, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 883-6680. Cinco de Mayo 5k, 5 p.m., starts on School St., Freeport, for more information on the race visit habitatportlandme.org. Falmouth Trail System Information Session, 9:30 a.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

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Yard Sale, indoor/outdoor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough, 883-2814. Annual Mad Hatter Affair, Maine Historical Society, 5-11 p.m., The Woodlands, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, 774-1822. Auction, North Yarmouth Academy's 28th annual, 6-10 p.m., Travis Roy Arena, 148 Main St., Yarmouth,

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$30 advance/$35 door, 847-5422. PATHS Annual Yard Sale, 8 a.m- 1 p.m., PATHS, 196 Allen Ave., Portland, 874-8165 ext. 6529. SLAP Superhero Lady Armwrestlers of Portland Inaugural Tournament, 7 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $5. Spring Carnival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 99 South Freeport Road, Freeport. WMPG's Annual Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, $10/$5 students, portlandasylum.com.

Sunday 5/6 Merriconeag Poetry Festival, 3-4:30 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, merriconeag.org.

Tuesday 5/8 Falmouth Memorial Library LunchBox Friends Annual Meeting, 12 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

World Fair Trade Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Karma Fair Trade, 570 Brighton Ave., Portland, 831-4531.

Call for Volunteers

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs need local host families for boys and girls from around the world. The students are 15-18 years old and are coming for the upcoming high school year or semester. FMI contact Joyce, 7374666 or visit asse.com.

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit cocorahs.org for more information.

Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad needs a volunteer handyman to work around the museum; hours and days are flexible. For more information call 828-0814.

Saturday 5/12

Portland Public Schools needs one parent and one student from each public high school to join an advisory council for The Pathways to Success Initiative. Candidates should submit a page about their interest and experience along with their e-mail address and phone number to Kim Lipp at klipp@jmg. org by April 25.

Electronics Recycling Collection, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Falmouth Shopping Center, Route 1, Falmouth, 7812501.

RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.

Falmouth Family & Pet Walk, 8 a.m., Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7812996.

Spring Point Light House needs

Wednesday 5/9 Portland Society of Architects Spring Social, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Porthole Restaurant, 20 Custom House Wharf, Portland, portlandarchitects.org.

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Tuesday 5/8 Hospice Volunteer Training, 5:30-8:30 p.m., VNA Home Health and Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714.

Dining Out

a.m., VFW Post #832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, $5, 767-2575.

Garden & Outdoors Guided Bird Walk and Exploration of Gilsland Farm, Thursdays, 7 a.m., Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, $5 members/$8 non-members, 781-2330.

Wednesday Night Meal, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post #832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, $6, 767-2575.

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club meeting, 7 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland, moac.org.

Friday 5/4

Thursday 5/3

Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.

Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St., #100, Portland, $1015.

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Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$5 children, 846-4724.

Skyline Farms Plow Day, 9 a.m., Skyline Farms, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, info@skylinefarm.org.

Cinco de Mayo Pot Luck, 7-9 p.m., Centro Latino, 68 Washington St., Portland, $5.

Saturday 5/12

Wednesday 5/9 Wednesday Night Meal, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post #832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland, $6, 767-2575.

Saturday 5/12 Aserela 17th Anniversary Celebration for the Children Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, $20 adults, $5 children, aserela.org. Lobster Roll Meal, 4:30-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, $10, 767-2688.

Sunday 5/13 Lions Club Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, $5 adults/$4 children. VFW Post #832 Breakfast, 8:30-10

nity Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, registration required, 774-2200.

Friday 5/4

Thursday 5/3

Callings: In Search of an Authentic Life, 7 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, USM, Portland, $25, chimeofmaine.org.

Mended Hearts, 6-8 p.m., Maine Medical Center Scarborough Learning Resource Center, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough, mendedhearts.org.

Sunday 5/6 "Free Trade and Sailor's Rights:" Maine, Casco Bay and Freeport in the War of 1912, 1:30 p.m., Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., Freeport, $5, 865-3170.

Wednesday 5/2

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a.m., SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, $35, registration required, scoremaine.com.

Tuesday 5/8 Starting Your Own Business: Learning from Folks Who've "Been there, Done that," 6-9 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland, $35, registration required, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Thursday 5/10 When Professional Becomes Personal: Using Conflict Management to Achieve Civility, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, 5 Park St., Freeport, $115, registration required by May 5, mainemediators.org.

Scarborough Land Trust Volunteer Work Party, 2-5 p.m., Camp Ketcha, Black Point Road, Scarborough, 289-1199.

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Free Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin's Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 1-800-2606681.

GED prep, South Portland Adult Education, Tue./Thu. 6-8:15 p.m., South Portland High School, adulted@sphs.org. Love and Respect- God's Ingredients for Great Relationships, register by May 2 for the five week class starting May 16, Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m., $20 individuals/$25 couples, 215-435-4625, midcoastfamilyuniversity.com.

Wednesday 5/2 Maine Buddy Training Program, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Commu-

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Wednesday 5/2 Online Education Information Session, 5-6:30 p.m., Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, registration required, 780-5900.

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Railroad from page 1 committee. “We are going to move,” Durham said. “We’re not sure when.” If funds allow, the move could begin as early as next year, he said. The museum's board has selected Gray over Portland, Bridgton, and Monson as its most likely new home. Gray officials have been "excited" to work with the museum, which offers rides on and preserves trains that run on 2-foot wide tracks that were virtually exclusive to Maine from the late 1800s to the 1940s, Durham said. Talks with Central Maine Power Co., which owns the now-vacant right of way where the museum would likely lay new tracks, and Gray Plaza owner Dan Craffey, who could give the group working space, have also been encouraging, Durham said. Nothing has been finalized, but no better option has appeared than the move that could cost as much as $5 million, he said. Meetings are scheduled in Gray this week to further discuss the project, the town's economic development director Beth Humphrey said. The railroad, operated primarily by volunteers, is now based at the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. It has a month-to-month lease, and owner Phineas Sprague, who was instrumental in the museum's formation, has the land up for sale. Museum officials expect it to be sold and developed when the economy picks up. "We love our current location," along the Casco Bay shoreline, Durham said. "You can't do better than that." But rather than wait for a 30-day eviction notice from the landlord, "we're trying to be proactive," he said. There are few available alternatives near their Eastern Promenade rail line, which carries about 23,000 pleasureseeking riders a year. The city and private property owners in the area are unwilling to carve out space from waterfront real estate for the nonprofit, partly because doing so doesn't fit cleanly into the city's master plan for the neighborhood, Portland Economic Development Director

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eas off the peninsula – all neighborhoods with a significantly lower density of restaurants, although perhaps also fewer customers. A disparity in licensing costs – $900 to park on city streets versus $500 to park on private property – would give economic incentive to food trucks to access the power grid rather than running lessclean electric generators, Graham said. For now, the task force's recommendations are far from set in stone. The group will meet once more this month, at a so-far unscheduled time, to determine which public central areas will be designated for food trucks and to make final revisions to the other recommendations before sending them to the Public Safety, Health and Public Services Committee. That panel will revise the recommendations before sending them to the City Council for final approval. Andrew Cullen can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or at acullen@theforecaster.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.

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Greg Mitchell said. The move to Gray will likely change the face of the museum's volunteer staff and, to some extent, it's riders, Durham said. "I wish it could stay," said volunteer conductor Arthur Hussey said as he climbed onto a rail car Saturday. Hussey, who has spent 18 years riding the rails, said he would probably spend fewer days volunteering after the move. Even Durham said he would likely scale back his time at the museum, where he now spends several days a week. On Saturday, Jennifer Thurgood, a second-time visitor and South Portland mother of two children, said she had just bought seasons passes for her family. "We were planning on coming a lot," Thurgood said. A Gray location would "not be too far away that we wouldn't go," she said. "But not as much." Durham tried to make the best of the situation, noting the Gray Wildlife Park gets 100,000 visitors a year. "If we could get half of that, that would be an increase in ridership," he said. And though the museum would have to lay new track on the CMP right of way in Gray, which was once travelled by a trolley between Portland and Lewiston, the move could potentially allow the museum to double the length of its tracks to about three miles, Durham said. Since the Portland right of way is under lease from the state for another dozen years and was repaired in April, he said, it is even possible that the museum will move its flagship operation to Gray while maintaining a satellite rail line on the Eastern Promenade. Just how much the organization expands or changes depends, of course, on how much money the museum can raise. "The underlying problem is money," Durham said. "It's always money. It's just going to be tough and it's going to take time. And here's the real bottom line: we've got to do it, or go out of business essentially." Andrew Cullen can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or acullen@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.


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Hewitt from page 2 land Stage. According to Carole Harris, marketing and public relations director for Portland Stage, many Maine actors join the company each season. "It really depends on the needs of production and the demands of the role," she said. "We are constantly looking for the best talent and there is a lot of great talent out there that has come from Maine, is now living in Maine or is living elsewhere and has come back." Hewitt, Harris said, auditioned in New York and the company didn't realize she was a Mainer until later. Hewitt said she came back to work in Portland because of the fond memories she has of going to Portland Stage to see student matinees when she was in high school. “At that point I sort of had an inkling that I wanted to be an actor, so it was super exciting to see these amazing productions," she said. "When I got cast in this it really felt really exciting to literally be on that stage, where I had once so admired the actors." Hewitt's character was born in France in 1775 and rose from poverty to become a friend and favored painter to Antoinette. In the play, Elisa uses her relationship

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CHILD CARE Early Bird Day Care Cumberland day care has an opening starting in July and Sept. for a child 12 months-5 years old. Meals and snacks provided. Kindergarten readiness program included in daily routine. Reasonable rates but more important a fun, home-like atmosphere where children thrive. Come join our family! Hours 7am-5:30 pm 829-4563

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Trails from page 4 “If a trail looks like its being paid attention to with the addition of small bridges when necessary and rocks or crushed stone, people understand where the trails are,” Hemphill said. “If things get really muddy people think, ‘Oh, we should go way around this and make a new trail.’ Proper maintenance clearly defines where the trails go.” The trail stewards want the public to know the trails are open and that with proper continued maintenance, they will never have to be closed. While they discourage “rogue trail building,” they said they could use some help lugging wood out to the trail for the 12 bridges they will be constructing over the next several months. Some of these will replace old, improperly built bridges, and

others will be placed to help trail users traverse mud holes. “Right now there’s a lot of bridges that have been built that are too low. Last week, when we got all that rain, I just went out there on Saturday, and there’s quite a few bridges that are just missing,” Carleton said. “We would like to build the bridges so they are going to stay; so they are going to be enough to get over all the wet spots and make it an overall experience for hikers and bikers.” Allspeed’s work on the trails is expected to help the trust manage problems with the trails and keep the land open for trail users well into the future. “With proper use and respectful use we anticipate that we can continue hosting these trails for lots of uses, mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoeing and skiing,” Hemphill said.

Parks from page 1 The city has 130 plots in four gardens, and a waiting list of more than 100 gardeners, he said. Gardens run by neighborhood groups in Riverton, Deering, and on Peaks Island also have waiting lists, he said. The city is also in the process of completing an inventory of trees on public land. “There’s a huge need for maintaining the city’s street trees and some of the park trees,” and while the parks budget, like most in the city, have been tight, this years budget did allow for that to continue, Moon said. Work over the next year will include the restoration of Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade, which was approved by the Historic Preservation board last week, he said. Over the last year, the city has made improvements to a number of its parks, Owens

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said, including: • Replacing bleachers at Fitzpatrick Stadium. • Building basketball courts in East Bayside. • Building playgrounds at the Taylor Street Park and Ocean Avenue Elementary School. • Creating fitness trails at five city schools and an adult fitness course at the Preble Street field in Back Cove. • Moving the baseball and softball diamonds at Dougherty Field. • And completing construction of the city’s concrete skatepark. City staff will be joined by community leaders including Barb Hagar, a force behind the Eastern Cemetery preservation effort, and Kara Wooldrik, the new head of Portland Trails, and Anne Pringe of the Green Spaces Coalition, at the meeting Thursday. The Green Space Gathering will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the East End Community School, 195 North St. Andrew Cullen can be at 781-3661 ext. 100 or at acullen@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.

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“I’m OK at 2.9 percent,” Councilor Nicholas Mavodones said last week. “We’re below 3 percent by a small amount. I’d be willing to listen to what it would take” to reach an even smaller increase, he said. But Councilor Jill Duson last week said she still thought 2.9 percent was too high. And Councilor Cheryl Leeman, in the special council budget workshop on Monday, said she has had a hard time simply doing her grocery shopping because residents approach her with concerns about the nearly $5 million dollar proposed increase in the school budget. Monday’s workshop and first reading of the school budget by the City Council was sparsely attended. Final approval and scheduling of a May 15 referendum is expected at the council’s next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 7. The city budget will also receive a first reading on that date. The council will vote on that spending plan at its May 21 meeting. School Board members, including Chairwoman Kate Snyder, and Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. characterized the budget increase Monday, as they have since the beginning of this year’s budget process, as necessary to maintain school quality after several years of budget cuts. “I think we continue to be prudent year to year,” but the school system has reached the point where it needs to stabilize the budget, Snyder said. The schools should help retain Portland residents and attract new ones, she said. Even with the proposed budget increase, the schools will continue to struggle with facilities that need maintenance, particularly the elementary schools, Morse said. Chris O’Neil, a consultant representing the Portland Community Chamber, added some support. “To sell Portland,” he said, “we need to be able to sell the schools.” Still, O’Neil said he did not attend Monday’s meeting with “a ringing endorsement” of an increase in taxes. Rather, he said, the chamber endorses the budget “process,” and encourages councilors “to wring more savings out of it.” Andrew Cullen can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or at acullen@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.


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