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Vol. 10, No. 21

News of The City of Portland

Council OKs budget, fee hike for garages

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Collaborative aims to make life easier for trusts By Andrew Cullen YARMOUTH — Alan Stearns believes “land conservation is growing up.” Stearns, the executive director of the Royal River Conservation Trust, spoke as he followed a trail May 18 at the Spear Farms Estuary Preserve. Maine’s many land trusts, and their volunteers, can’t operate “in bake-sale mode for the next 50 years,” Stearns said. “Bake-sale mode isn’t sustainable.” The responsibilities of acquiring and maintaining land for conservation can sometimes be a stretch for land trusts built on the backs of well-meaning volunteers with limited skills, knowledge, or time. Most, including those with the luxury of some paid staff, like the Royal River trust, are too small to do everything, and need to outsource some of their work, Stearns said. Increasingly, conservation groups with small, but specific geographic focuses are banding together to share the workload and expertise. For eight land trusts in Cumberland and York counties, that’s where the Portland-based Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative comes in.

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Alan Stearns, director of the Royal River Conservation Trust, hikes in Yarmouth’s Spear Farms Estuary Preserve last week. His organization is too small to do everything, he said, and is in the process of deciding what work should be outsourced to the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. Jessica Burton, left, director of the recently formed Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. The Portland-based collaborative provides administrative support and other services to land trusts in Cumberland and York counties.

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By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The City Council approved a $206 million budget for fiscal 2013 on Monday night with little discussion or debate. Among other things, the budget includes a 40 percent hike in the cost of hourly parking at two city-operated downtown garages. “That concludes our work on the budget and results in passage of the budget,” Mayor Michael Brennan said after the councilors voted unanimously in favor of the spending plan. Combined with the $94 million school budget passed by referendum on May 15, the budget that takes effect July 1 will result in a 2.9 percent property tax increase, to $18.82 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. “We have increased taxes and fees, which for me wasn’t an easy decision, but to me was the right decision because it allows us to maintain services,” the Finance Committee chairman, Councilor John Anton, said before the vote. The budget avoids “reactive” spending cuts, while providing the means to investigate improvements to city departments and services that have careened off track, Anton said, including the Fire Department and Riverside Golf Course. See page 34

City unveils programs to engage, grow businesses By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The city is making a renewed push to engage businesses with a series of initiatives aimed at economic development and job growth, and a new director of planning and urban development. Mayor Michael Brennan unIndex Arts Calendar ................20 Classifieds .....................30 Community Calendar.....22 Meetings ........................22

veiled the projects in a press conference on May 16. They include loan programs aimed at expanding local businesses, increased communication between businesses and city officials, and streamlined review and permitting processes. The new initiatives are all

rooted in the city’s economic development plan, which has the support of a variety of business and economic advocacy organizations including the Community Chamber, the Portland Downtown District, and the Creative Portland Corp., Economic Development Director

Greg Mitchell said. “For the first time in a very long time, we are now working jointly on economic development initiatives across all the different partners,” Mitchell said. Increasingly, the city’s economic development strategy

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revolves around bolstering existing businesses. “Business retention should be the heart of what we’re trying to do,” Brennan said after the announcement. Doing so has a potentially more immediate See page 5


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Police: No crime in death of Massachusetts man By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — Police divers Tuesday found the body of a Cambridge, Mass., man missing since early Sunday morning. The body of Nathan Bihlmaier, 31, was discovered by a Maine State Police diver in the water near the Custom House Pier at about 11:45 a.m., Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said at a press conference a few blocks away at Buoy Park. Bihlmaier was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Augusta for an autopsy. The investigation into Bihlmaier's death is continuing, Sauschuck said, with

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Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck speaks to the press Monday, May 21, at Buoy Park on Commercial Street, near where Harvard University graduate student Nathan Bihlmaier was last seen early Sunday.

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City staff: Church redevelopment plan meets requirements By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — City officials and developers were expected to move the Williston-West Church redevelopment project to a Planning Board public hearing Tuesday afternoon. City staff supported the project, which would turn the sanctuary into a community center and performance hall. The parish building would be used as offices for the staff of a software company started by the building's new owner, Australian developer Frank Monsour, plus residential units for Monsour's family. West End residents are divided on the plan, which would require a conditional rezoning of the 32 Thomas St. property for commercial use. But city staff determined that the project fulfills their top priorities: preserving the stone church – which is a national historic landmark – while remaining in "basic harmony" with the city's Comprehensive Plan. "The proposed uses result in minimal

alterations to the character-defining features of the two unique buildings," City Planner Jean Fraser said in a report to the Planning Board. Because of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places and location within a city-designated historic neighborhood, plans to alter the building would have to follow strict standards, Portland historic preservation program manager Deborah Andrews wrote in a document supporting the city staff's report. One of those standards says "the distinguishing original qualities or character of a structure ... shall not be destroyed." Andrews said that while some opponents of Monsour's plan have argued that the church sanctuary could be converted to residential units, doing so would likely compromise the building's external character, and particularly its distinctive stained-glass windows. The plan submitted to the Planning Board for Tuesday's meeting includes several changes that Fraser said were

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consistent with city staff recommendations. The changes include clarified language regarding the number of employees allowed to work in the building (14), and a clause restricting the developer from expanding the volume of the building. Planning Board Chairwoman Carol Morrissette said that some of the changes appeared to signal an increased willingness on Monsour's part to compromise with neighbors, who have criticized what they felt was the developer's hard-line approach to the project. Critics and a spokesman for the project, Portland consultant Jed Rathband, said the changes are minimal and did not represent a change of tactics. Neighbors have said the plan could impact traffic and parking in the area during business hours and performances in the sanctuary. The Western Promenade

Police: Crime down for 2nd straight year By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The Police Department disclosed an array of encouraging downward trends in its annual crime report Monday. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck called 2011 a year of transition, in a press release accompanying the report. “We had changes in leadership, implemented several successful new initiatives and as a result of effective and proactive police work experienced a second consecutive year of crime reduction,” the chief said. The report shows that while calls for service in 2011 rose by 1 percent over

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2010 and there were about 150 more arrests in the city in 2011 compared to the year before, the overall crime rate was down 7 percent. The most notable drop was in violent crime, which was 22 percent lower in 2011 than in 2010. Property crimes decreased by 6 percent from 2010 to 2011. Domestic disputes and domestic assaults were also down, by 4 and 12 percent, respectively. The city did see an increase, however, in forcible rapes, which rose to 39 in

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2011, the highest in the three-year period provided in the report. There were 33 in 2010 and 31 in 2009. Also, the number of arson cases tripled in 2011, increasing from six in 2010 to 18 in 2011. Police also received slightly more calls for incidents involving drug overdoses,

Neighborhood Association argued that concessions the developer has made to lease off-street parking and limit the number of employees working in the church will be difficult to enforce, and that Monsour has not adequately backed up his claims that using parts of the church for commercial use is the only viable option. Anne Pringle, the association president, said the proposed rezoning that would allow the church building to house offices would continue a trend of eroding zoning standards. Rathband said that argument overlooks the fact that the church has never been a purely residential property. The neighbors don't want to see residential buildings turned into commercial use, Rathband said, but "this is a different beast because it's institutional." Following a decision by the Planning Board, the proposal will go to the City Council, which makes the final decision on zone changes. Morrissette noted that staff support does not ensure a Planning Board recommendation for the project. Andrew Cullen can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or acullen@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.

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City to improve parts of Congress St., others for cyclists By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — The city and the Maine Department of Transportation will be making changes to some problematic city streets this summer during paving projects on outer Congress Street, St. John Street, and Park Avenue. Outer Congress Street will be reduced to two travel lanes and a center turning lane in the area around Hobart Street, Portland Public Services Director Michael Bobinsky said. There will be new left-turning lanes from Congress Street onto Waldo and Westbrook streets. That section of Congress Street will also become slightly more narrow. The shoulders will be expanded to 2 1/2 feet, an improvement that cyclists will benefit from,

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Bobinsky said. The overall theme of the project is to improve safety and recognize multiple forms of use, Bobinsky said. While outer Congress Street is a major arterial, accommodating 15,000-20,000 cars a day, it also runs through a neighborhood with businesses, trails, and cyclists riding for pleasure or to get to work at Unum and nearby medical facilities, he said. "We're asking motorists to be mindful of that," Bobinsky said. The city will test a new road feature for cyclists, creating a "climbing lane" that will hug the median and make it safer and

easier for cyclists turning onto Frost Street, Bobinsky said. Paving on Congress Street will begin in late June, Bobinsky said. The project will include two phases of surface overlay, but transportation workers will paint the new lanes and markings onto the first layer so that motorists get used to it and can provide feedback before the the final surface and lanes are complete. The project is a partnership with the DOT, which will conduct a survey on the improvements over the summer. "We want to make sure we've thought this through," Bobinsky said. A second DOT project set to begin in late June or early July will focus on making the areas of St. John Street and Park Avenue

near Hadlock Field and the intersection with Congress Street more hospitable to bike and pedestrian traffic, Bobinsky said. The project will revise through lanes at the intersection of St. John and Congress to accommodate new bike lanes. The project should also create better pedestrian crosswalks at Hadlock Field, Bobinsky said. "It's a way to ... distribute the pavement that best accommodates different modes of transportation," he said. "These are urban streets and we're trying to respect and recognize the fact that these really are streets that have multiple users."

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School superintendent search slows PORTLAND — The search for the next school superintendent is running a week behind schedule due to the School Board's desire to interview more finalists than originally anticipated, search committee Chairwoman Sarah Thompson said. The committee had at first planned to

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from page 1 benefit than emphasizing attraction of new businesses, he said. Brennan said he will visit a pair of local businesses each month talk with the owners. The Business Visitation Program, launched in the month before Brennan's press conference, has already taken him to the medical care provider Intermed and pharmacy Apothecary by Design. Both businesses are at 84 Marginal Way. The visitation program is designed to ensure that the city receives regular feedback from area businesses that can then be used in shaping economic development strategies, city officials said. During the visit to Apothecary by Design, the company's owners talked with city officials about their plans for future growth and ways to collaborate with the city, and about improvements they would like to see in the Bayside neighborhood. Those include a pedestrian crosswalk across Marginal Way at Trader Joe's, coowner Mark McAuliffe said. One of the potential resources the two sides discussed was a new grant program for job creation. The Business Assistance Program for Job Creation, called BAP by city officials, offers grants of up to $20,000 for

businesses to invest in improvements like building renovation or equipment purchases that will result in new jobs. Officials announced Tuesday morning that they are now accepting applications for the grants. "This provides additional sources of capital," as Apothecary by Design begins a nearly $650,000 expansion into a second Bayside location, McAuliffe said. Officials said BAP is targeted at helping low- and middle-income Portland residents. Participating businesses must match each dollar of the loan with their own investment, and create at least one job for every $10,000 they receive. The grants will be prioritized, with preference to employers that offer job training, are located near public transportation or public housing, and plan to create more than one new "quality" job per $10,000. BAP grants will also be available to entrepreneurs, who form the flip side to the city's focus on already-established businesses. Rather than luring larger companies from away, the city should be trying to attract entrepreneurs to move to Maine, Brennan said: "The economy of the future is really going to be a knowledge-based, skill-based economy." Brennan also announced that the city has hired a consultant, Jared Clark of the Government Consulting Group, to review city permitting and application procedures

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When conscience comes too late There’s something about coming to the end of one’s days that focuses the attention. When all pretense is stripped bare, when there’s no further need to posture, when approval, status, and earthly reward become meaningless, Global even the mighty – perhaps especially the mighty – look back upon their lives and repent their hubris, their words, their deeds and the certainty with which they staked their claims, excoriated their opponents, and implemented their policies. Sometimes these recantations are moving and heartwrenching; in other cases they’re too little, too late. The damage is done, the swath of ruin too wide to Perry B. Newman excuse and ignore. In all cases, though, we’re left to wonder how different things might have been, if only ... . This past week, one of the more celebrated psychiatrists of our time, Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, issued a public apology. Now 80 and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the man many consider the father of modern psychiatry wrote that he “owed an apology to the gay community” for a study he conducted decades ago that gave rise to so-called “reparative therapy” that could “cure” homosexuality. The study’s methods and conclusions were improper, Spitzer acknowledged, nor were his published findings peer-reviewed. Yet such was Spitzer’s reputation and certainty that his conclusions were nonetheless accepted by many in the treatment community. Forceful, dogmatic and oh-so-sure

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of himself, Spitzer stared down his critics. Today he can barely hold his head up owing to the Parkinson’s, and he has chosen this time to apologize. Sad to say, however, despite many red flags raised by his peers, before illness and his own sense of mortality overcame him, the study and its conclusions wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of confused and troubled young people who were “suggested” into reparation therapies that promised a so-called cure. Of course, Spitzer isn’t the first to have had an epiphany as he stared death in the face. The ruthless Republican political operative Lee Atwater, architect of the infamous Willie Horton campaign against Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, also experienced pangs of conscience as he lay on his deathbed. In the 1988 presidential campaign Atwater successfully painted Dukakis as soft on crime and simultaneously played the race card by showing grainy footage of African American inmates exiting a prison through a revolving gate, while an ominous voice intoned that Dukakis, through a prison furlough program, had allowed at least one murderer (Horton) back on the streets, where he soon killed again. Nor was the Horton incident Atwater’s only scorchedearth success. In an earlier campaign he destroyed a candidate by referring to that candidate’s adolescent electroshock therapy, suggesting that the candidate had had “psychotic treatment” and had been “hooked up to jumper cables.” He was also credited with developing a race-driven Southern strategy to help GOP candidate Ronald Reagan win the presidency. Then, suddenly stricken with a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, Atwater apparently found solace in religion and began apologizing publicly to the many whose careers and lives he had wrecked. He died shortly thereafter, but too late for those whose reputations and careers lay in tatters and for the country

whose course he changed. And before Atwater there was Robert McNamara, secretary of defense to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. McNamara, the articulate and unflappable wunderkind who engineered the United States’ protracted and catastrophic war in Vietnam, took pride in his relentless effort to prevent a Communist takeover of South Vietnam, whatever the cost; 58,000 Americans, more than a million North Vietnamese and nearly 300,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died, with many more wounded in action – not to speak of the civilian casualties. McNamara, later in life, was haunted by the utter futility of the war and his failure to understand that it could not be won. He was haunted, too, by his role in the second World War and in particular the firebombing of Tokyo, which claimed the lives of 100,000 Japanese civilians. In the end, he, too, made public acts of contrition, accepting responsibility and acknowledging his guilt in the needless deaths of so many. His obituary in The New York Times noted that towards the end of his life, McNamara walked the streets of Washington, unkempt and in a kind of daze. We humans are a peculiar species. Uniquely possessed of the concept of morality, we develop complex systems of ethics and then spend our lives subverting and circumventing them. As the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, this would not be a bad time to remember that policies are for today, but conscience is forever. As the poet and novelist D.H. Lawrence put it, “There is no complete forgetting, even in death.” Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.

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Frank’s health-care analysis is flawed The last sentence of Halsey Frank's recent column describes a limited government health-care environment that I would support. However, his apparent understanding of the U.S. health-care system, foreign systems and alternatives is not consistent with reality. For example, long waits for care in foreign countries only occur in a few countries: England and Canada being the two principal ones, and there critical cases are handled immediately. In Japan there is no wait; people there usually don't even make an appointment. Furthermore, the World Health Organization rates our system near the bottom of those of other developed countries. We excel only in cost: about 50 percent more of our GDP is spent on health care than France spends, the next on the cost list and the health provider country ranked highest by the WHO. I suggest that Mr. Frank read "The Healing of America" by T.R. Reid, which covers these areas in detail and has extensive supporting references. That read should replace the factually-unsupported "I am skeptical of such claims of vast superiority, and mindful of anecdotes about problems with European national health services ... ." In addition, Mr. Frank expressed concern about "bureaucrats making decisions about who gets what treatment ... ." I would be similarly concerned but I am even more distrustful of insurance company clerks making decisions which are not only inconsistent from company to company but are motivated by profit rather than patient health. Unfortunately, a description of alternatives is beyond the scope of this letter. Ken Mathews, Brunswick

Beem’s position serves those he opposes I typically enjoy Edgar Allen Beem’s cranky columns, but disagree with his recent piece dismissing the relevance of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. In my view, the center’s work since its inception commendably satisfies its objective of “helping fully inform Maine’s citizens regarding the actions of its government and public servants.” To the extent one subscribes, as I do, to the view that power corrupts, it is not surprising that the uncomfortable spotlight of the center’s investigative scrutiny has generally been more embarrassing to Democrats, as for two decades before the Republican sweep in 2010, the Democratic Party was the dominant power in state politics and the scope of

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I’ll clean when I’m dead I think I’ve seen the bottom of my kitchen sink for a total of three hours in the past decade. And I’ve given up any hope of reaching for a spatula while cooking, and actually finding it in the utensil drawer. I already know its location: under the baking sheet under the pot under the pyramid of cereal bowls. In the sink. Clutter is not my friend. Neither is cleaning. The cleaning gene somehow failed to be passed down to me. I would rather do just No Sugar about anything than clean my house. I love having parties and inviting company over; company is merely a vehicle for getting my house clean. I can only clean when under pressure. And even then, I have my limitations. I once had a friend come to town, and threw a party to coincide with her visit. Sixteen minutes before my guests were due to arrive, I found her in my bathroom, Sandi Amorello cleaning the toilet. I, meanwhile, had no problem with the state of my toilet and was flitting around lighting candles and making sure the cloth napkins were artfully folded. I never notice anyone’s toilet when I’m at a party. I do however, notice whether the hors d’oeuvres are presented in an eye-pleasing, color-coordinated manner. Thankfully, I’ve given birth to three children – one of whom was clearly the result of an immaculate conception, because there’s simply no way he could be the product of any egg and sperm combination from my late husband and myself. Since a young age, it’s been apparent that my oldest son is a miracle – everything in his room is perpendicular, parallel, folded, straightened, arranged, dusted and Windexed. He loves to clean. Drew and I used to look at one another, perplexed, and thank the stork for bringing this wonder of nature into our lives.

And now that Harold is a teenager, I’m even more awestruck. How many mothers are awakened at midnight by the sound of their teenage son vacuuming his room? Without any prompting? How many mothers return from a long car journey, desperate to pee — only to be greeted by a roll of toilet tissue whose end has been folded into a neat little point? Much like at The Four Seasons. Or The Ritz. The last time this happened, I obtained photographic evidence because no one would ever believe me. Unfortunately, Harold’s God-given propensity toward neatness is a gift bestowed upon neither of his siblings. Ophelia’s bedroom can best be described this way: take the contents of a Goodwill store, an antique store, a Sephora store, an art supply store, Barnes and Nobel, and possibly one wing of New York’s Museum of Natural History. Stuff into a cannon and fire into a space the size of a large dog kennel. And there you have it. Disaster. Harold’s room is positioned diagonally from hers and if both doors are open, there’s a clean line of vision. This is a rare occurrence, since it causes him to break out in hives. Charles’ room is similar in flavor to Ophelia’s, except the contents of his particular cannon comes from a guitar store, GameStop, the CIA’s weaponry arsenal, Dick’s Sporting Goods and a Las Vegas lounge singer’s dressing room. My own room is part cannon fire, part Buddhist monk sanctuary. Depending upon the day of the week. And the phase of the moon. There have been times when I’ve budgeted money for a housekeeper. And truthfully, someone cleaning my home on a weekly basis remains in my top three fantasies. But for someone to clean, you must first unearth the surfaces in need of attention. And that’s too dismal a task on most days. I have a dwarf Belgian bunny renting space in my living room, and three children who are not moving out in the foreseeable future. When they do, I will surely miss them. And perhaps then I might be inspired to clean. But really, I’m thinking just seeing the bottom of the sink will be enough. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello's biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow.com or contact her at sandi@irreverentwidow.com.

its patronage machine impressive (Paul Violette was but one of many Democratic Party leaders rolled into highly compensated public sector jobs). In describing the center as a “conservative lapdog,” Beem, a vocal opponent of the LePage administration and its supporters, evidences his apparent view that it is preferable to suppress information embarrassing to one’s political allies than to expose bad practices and conduct likely to score points for political opponents. I believe

Beem is misguided in this respect insofar as the cynicism that selectively excuses corrupt and corrupting government practices engaged in by “our side” fails to recognize the destructive anti-government backlash created by exercises of government power favoring some at the expense of others for reasons of political expediency rather than sound public policy. In effect, Beem’s indifference to government accountability serves the interests of those he most despises. Alice E. Knapp, Richmond

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Vote Hinck in Democratic U.S. Senate primary I am supporting Jon Hinck, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. I am impressed with his sincerity, knowledge of issues important to me, and his eagerness to make a difference in Washington. Jon understands that striving toward lower cost energy and lowering our dependence on fossil fuels not only provides jobs today, but strengthens our economy and contributes to job growth in the future. Jon supports providing a well-educated workforce that encourages new and existing businesses to invest in Maine as we compete in the global marketplace. Jon believes that working together will solve problems that must be faced in the near future. If elected, Jon will work hard on our behalf. If you agree that these are important issues and want to see a senator from Maine make a difference in Washington, I urge you to join me and support Jon Hinck in the upcoming Democratic primary. Tom Foley, Cumberland

Early shedders? The reason is clear What's with the odd reluctance on the part of most of those interviewed by Mario Moretto to just state out loud the almost certain cause of the early appearance of softshell lobsters? As mentioned in the piece, one of the primary reasons for early appearance of soft-shell lobster is warmer-thannormal ocean water temperatures. The water temperatures in Casco Bay have been running a very dramatic four to seven degrees above normal for months, the second-warmest meteorological winter for Portland in recorded history. The warmest March. Second-warmest April. The explanation is right in front of our very eyes. We all know what it is, because we're all living through it. So why are most of the lobster experts so reluctant to just say it? Steve McKelvey, Scarborough

U.S. needs stronger energy policy “Blah, blah, blah.” Is this the best President Obama can do for an energy policy? Our "forward-thinking" president continues to slam on the brakes to economic growth when he calls for ending subsidies to the oil industry. Yes, Mr. President, let’s tax the industry pumping $86 million from oil and gas every day – far more than from any other business. And especially in this day of economy of anemic job growth and record deficits. Is this the promise of hope or the reality of hopelessness? And not paying their “fair share”? The oil and gas industry pays close to dollar to dollar to the coffers in Washington. Look at ExxonMobil: in the five years prior

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Baseball is in the cards Last month, Carolyn and I took our grandson Jackson to his first Red Sox game. You might not think a 22-month-old would be a great baseball fan, but Jackson is. He paid pretty close attention to what was going on down on the field for almost two hours before The Universal he lost interest. The fact that the Sox hit five home runs, prompting spontaneous outbursts of cheers, music, dancing, and clapping, helped. The fact that his favorite players, Dustin Pedroia and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, were among the homer hit parade made it even better. I hadn’t been to a game at Fenway Park for quite a few years Edgar Allen Beem and it took a while to get over the initial sticker shock. Fortunately, we were given the four $55 tickets, but it cost $50 to park, $8.50 per beer, another $40 to $50 for Fenway Franks, ice cream, popcorn, and pizza, and $30 for a youth-size Red Sox jersey, not to mention gas and tolls. The jersey is a little big for him, so I’m assuming he’ll get a couple of seasons out of it before he outgrows it. Jackson looks a lot like Pedroia, but catcher Saltalamacchia is his all-time favorite, to the extent that someone who’s not yet 2 can have an all-time anything. Teammates call Saltalamacchia “Salty,” but Jackson calls him “Machy.” Daughter Hannah tells me Jackson carries his Jarrod Saltalamacchia baseball card with him everywhere and thinks every man he sees in a Sox cap is “Machy.” The $8.95 I spent at Don’s Sports Card Center in Portland for a set of 15 2012 Boston Red Sox cards is probably the best investment I’ve made this year. Jackson loves them, I get the credit, and Hannah gets to tell him who they are over and over and over again.

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Browsing through the cards at Don’s card shop sure brought back memories. Like just about every kid I knew, I collected Topps baseball cards, four or five cards and a stick of bubble gum for five cents. Between about 1957 and 1961, I managed to amass several shoe boxes full of baseball cards. I’d sort them by team, sometimes by position, create personal AllStar teams, and trade the duplicates with my buddies. There’s something about a baseball card that makes you feel you have a personal investment in the play, more so even than wearing the team cap or the player’s jersey. Those wonderful little cards disappeared with my youth. I believe I only attended one Red Sox game when I was a kid and the players I liked best growing up were the ones I saw play that summer day in 1957 – Ted Williams, Jackie Jensen, Jimmy Piersall, Frank Malzone, Ike Delock, Tommy Brewer, and Sammy White. The Sox always seem to come up with long, lanky catchers and White was my Saltalamacchia. In the long, tall backstop brigade there was also Haywood Sullivan, who went on to become the Red Sox general manager, and eventually Carlton Fisk, whose 12thinning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series is still my most joyous Red Sox memory, despite the fact that the Sox lost the series. Back when I was collecting cards, you essentially had to buy a pig in a poke. You put down you nickel and you took your chances. You might a get a few bums and duplicates or you might get that Don Buddin card you’d been after. It took forever to collect an entire team. These days, you can purchase entire Major League Baseball card sets. That’s a lot of cards. There were only 16 teams in the major leagues when I was a kid, 400 players in all. Now there are 30 teams with 750 players. I’m thinking about getting Jackson a set of 2012 cards for his birthday in July, but, truth be told, it’s a 1957 set I wish I still had. Full set of 2012 baseball cards, $54.99. Still having your own ’57 set, priceless. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Janice Malley Hawkins-Donovan, 85: Always actively involved PORTLAND — Janice Malley HawkinsDonovan, 85, died on May 19. She was born in Newton, Mass., on March 31, 1927, to James Francis and Marguerite Malley. She attended Newton Country Day School from the second grade as a day student and later as a weekly boarder when her family moved to Somersworth, N.H., in 1939. She attended the Kenwood-DoaneStuart High School in Albany, N.Y., where she played field hockey and lacrosse. In 1948, she graduated from Manhattanville College, which was then located in New York City. She majored in history and was on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams and class basketball team for four years. She was also in the Glee Club and served on extracurricular committees throughout her college career. After graduation, she worked in Boston for the State Adoption Agency, State Planning Board and State Civil Defense Agency. She married Edward F. Hawkins in 1952; he predeceased her in 1970. They lived in Norwood and Walpole, Mass., and Valley Cottage, N.Y., before moving to Portland in 1965. She worked for the Portland School Department for 2 1/2 years as a teacher's assistant while taking courses at the University of Southern Maine for her teacher's certificate. She then worked at Maine Medical Center as a social worker for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was married to Judge Robert Donovan from 1988 until his death in 2009. They lived in Naples and later Falmouth and spent winters in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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(Ed. Note: For the complete Cheverus-Kennebunk girls' lacrosse game story, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer It's almost playoff time in the city of Portland. While outdoor track is already primed to kick off its postseason (please see story), the tennis regular season culminates by the middle of this week and baseball, softball and lacrosse will be done by next Wednesday. Here's a glimpse at what's happened, where things stand and what's left on the agenda:

Baseball-Stags return to form The defending Class A state champion Cheverus baseball team dropped its third game in a row last Tuesday, 1-0, to visiting Biddeford, but turned around and won three straight: 9-4 over visiting South Portland, 3-2 over visiting Portland and 4-3 in eight innings at Westbrook. Louie DiStasio (the hard-luck loser against the Tigers) had multiple hits in the win over the Red Riots, while Cam Mullen and Chris Tinsman both drove in two runs and Ryan Casale earned the victory. Against the Bulldogs, DiStasio and Tyler Flaherty both had three hits, while Mullen, Mitchell Powers and Tinsman all had an RBI. Harry Ridge earned the victory. In a playoff-type atmosphere at the Blue Blazes, the Stags prevailed thanks in large part to Powers, who got the win in relief and had the game-winning RBI. Cheverus (8-4 and fourth in the latest Western Class A Heal Points standings) was at Deering Tuesday, hosts Gorham Thursday, goes to Sanford Saturday and closes the regular season at home versus Windham Tuesday of next week. Deering's looking to extend its postseason streak to 15 years, but still has work to do. Last Monday, the Rams won their third straight, 3-2, over visiting Biddeford (Nick DiBiase earned the win, had two hits, scored once and drove in a run), but the rest of the week wasn't as kind. The next day, Deering was up, 7-2 in the fifth inning, at Marshwood, but couldn't hold on and lost, 8-7. Will Barlock drove in three runs, Jared Bell and Ben Peterson two each. Thursday night, the Rams hosted Scarborough and pitcher Sam Luebbert didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, but he walked seven and allowed eight stolen

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bases. The Red Storm blew open a 2-0 game with nine runs (on four hits and a hit batsman) in the seventh and handed Deering an 11-0 loss. The Rams surrendered 14 walks and 12 steals altogether. Saturday, Deering fell to 4-8 (10th in Western A) after a 3-1 loss at Kennebunk. DiBiase had the RBI. The Rams hosted Cheverus Tuesday, welcome South Portland Thursday, play at Portland Monday and

close at home versus Gorham Tuesday of next week. Portland began the week 3-9 and 16th in Western A. The Bulldogs defeated visiting Bonny Eagle, 10-2, last week, but lost to visiting Windham (8-3), host Cheverus (3-2) and host Thornton Academy (6-5, in eight innings). Kyle Reichert drove in three runs and Nate Smart earned the victory against the Scots. Caleb Fraser and Tra-

vis Gadbout had two hits and one RBI apiece in the loss to the Stags. Against the Golden Trojans, Tim Rovnak had two hits, two RBI and a run scored, but Portland couldn't hold a 5-2 lead. The Bulldogs were at South Portland Tuesday, play host to Westbrook Thursday and Deering Monday and finish at Scarborough Tuesday of next week. In Western C, Waynflete appears ticketed for a third straight playoff berth. The Flyers began the week 7-3 and eighth in the Heals. Last week, Waynflete downed visiting Traip, 11-6 and host Sacopee, 13-5, before losing at home to reigning Western B champion Greely, 17-0, in five innings. Against Traip, Andrew Butler had two doubles, scored three times, drove in a run and stole two bases and Joey Schnier

earned his fourth victory. Thirteen walks led to a pair of sevenrun innings against Greely, but the Flyers battled throughout. "We made some plays on hard-hit balls that we weren't making a month ago," said Waynflete coach Steve Kautz. "We really made some good plays. Our cutoffs were perfect. We didn't compete in terms of offense because we're not used to seeing that type of pitching. We had to throw some guys with limited experience. Given what we graduated and the inexperience on this team, we got something out of it. Their coaches told me that when the ball's in play, we know what we're doing. I take that as a compliment." The Flyers were at Traip Monday, host Fryeburg Wednesday,

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Track regular season ends; postseason up next By Michael Hoffer The fun is about to being in earnest for city runners, jumpers and throwers. The regular season came to a close Friday and next up are conference championship meets Saturday and the state meets the following weekend. Cheverus, Deering, McAuley and Portland joined Gorham, Scarborough, Westbrook and Windham at South Portland for the Cumberland County Championship Friday. The Cheverus boys came in first with 148 points, 27 better than runner-up Gorham. Deering tallied 83 points to place fourth. Portland didn't score. The Stags got victories from Jackson McMann in the 100 (11.48 seconds) and 200 (23.44),

James Campbell in the 400 (52.26), Brady Foshay in the 800 (2 minutes, 1.9 seconds), Matt Cushing in the javelin (176 feet, 3 inches) and all three relay teams. The 400 squad had a time of 44.9, while the 1,600 team finished in 3:30.62 and 3,200 in 8:18.89. The Rams got wins from Bryan White in the shot put (498.5) and Jared Bell in the discus (147-1.5). In the girls' competition, won by Scarborough with 134.5 points, Cheverus (91) came in fourth, Deering (72) was fifth, McAuley (14) placed seventh and Portland (13) finished eighth. The Stags got first-place showings from Fiona Hendry in the mile (5:13.88), Emily Dur-

gin in the two-mile (11:18.12), Kate Shapiro in the shot put (32-7.5) and discus (115-4.75) and their 3,200 relay (10:01.09). The Rams had four runnersup: Alexis Elowitch in the javelin (101-9), Veronica Mitchell in the 300 hurdles (51.17), Rashad Zagon in the 100 hurdles (17.63) and Ella Ramonas in the 800 (2:25.12). The Lions' top finisher was runner-up Elizabeth Houston in the pole vault (8-6). For the Bulldogs, Eleni Anderson was fourth in both the 100 (13.98) and the 200 (28.74). Waynflete joined Fryeburg and Lake Region for a meet at Sacopee Friday. No results were available.

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McAuley and Portland go to Scarborough for the Southern Maine Activities Association championship meet. Waynflete will take part in the Western Maine Conference championship meet the same day. Cheverus, Deering and Portland will vie for Class A honors at states Saturday, June 2 at Windham High School. McAuley will compete in the Class B meet at Mt. Desert Island. Waynflete takes part in the Class C meet at Cony High School in Augusta. Thornton Academy in Saco will be the host for this year's New England championships, Saturday, June 9. sports editor michael hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.


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Recap from page 13 visit Cape Elizabeth Thursday and close at Sacopee Friday. “We want to go out Monday and beat Traip and put a (conference championship) banner up,” said Kautz. “We have three conference games left. Our goal all year has been to win the conference. People didn’t expect anything of us since we’re young and inexperienced, but these guys don’t care.”

Softball-Lions make playoff push If the season ended today, only McAuley would qualify, but the Lions still have work to do. McAuley edged host Portland, 4-2, and lost to visiting Thornton Academy (5-0) and host Noble (7-1)

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last week. In the victory, Shelby Bryant, Sam Libby and Taylor Whaley all had three hits, while Whaley earned the win, striking out nine. The Lions (5-8 and 10th in the Western A Heals, the top 11 teams make the playoffs) hosted Sanford Monday, go to Massabesic Wednesday and finish at Deering Friday. Cheverus is in the mix for qualifying. The Stags sandwiched losses last week at South Portland (10-3) and Bonny Eagle (7-6, in eight innings) around a 6-1 home win over Gorham. Staci Swallow and Mollie Thibodeau had multiple hits against the Red Riots. In the victory, Brittany Bell earned her fourth win on the mound while Swallow had two hits and two RBI and Thibodeau had a pair of hits, including a double.

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Cheverus junior Staci Swallow steals second during Monday’s 7-3 home loss to Scarborough.

“I never cease to be amazed at how these girls come to compete every single day,”said first-year Cheverus coach Maureen Curran. “We caught South Portland off guard. In terms of competitive nature, I couldn’t possibly ask for more. They needed to build some confidence. Last year was demoralizing for them. Last year’s sophomores or now juniors. They’re starting to come into their own.

I couldn’t have been prepared for how much fun this would be. It’s nice to Cheverus. I want to build a tradition at Cheverus that I had at South Portland with field hockey and lacrosse. I think there’s a place for Cheverus softball to be one of the more competitive programs in the SMAA.”

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Portland’s boys’ lacrosse team has struggled (by its standards) this spring, but the Bulldogs are rounding into form at just the right time. Portland got a much-needed 7-2 home win over Cheverus Wednesday, then improved to 5-6 Saturday by rolling at Windham, 11-1. Mike Fuller scored twice and Ryan Jurgelevich made 15 saves against the Stags. “We needed this one,” said Bulldogs coach Eric Begonia. “We’re getting healthy and the team is coming together. Our tough schedule and having an incredible goalie is beginning to pay off. I hope it can carry us deep into the postseason.” In the win over the Eagles, Max Pierter had four goals. The Bulldogs (sixth in the Eastern A Heals) close the regular season at home Wednesday versus Bonny Eagle. Deering began the week 7-3 and hopes to hold on to the No. 2 spot behind Brunswick. The Rams easily defeated visiting Gorham, 15-3, last Wednesday, then held off visiting Greely Saturday morning, 8-6. Matt Flaherty and Anthony Verville both had four goals against Gorham. Verville scored four goals, Flaherty three and Rick Murray had the goahead tally against the Rangers. Deering goes to Thornton Academy Wednesday and finishes the regular season at home versus Kennebunk Wednesday of next week.

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Cheverus is also in the Eastern A playoff picture. The Stags bounced back from their loss to Portland with a 13-1 home triumph over Gorham Friday, as Spencer Amberson, Thomas Lawton and Jack Sutton all scored three goals. Colm Pusey made 14 saves. Cheverus (7-3 and fourth in Eastern A) hosts Windham Wednesday and closes at Marshwood next Wednesday. In Western B, Waynflete has suffered more heartbreaking losses than anyone this spring. The Flyers lost to York in overtime for the second time this season Thursday, 5-4, in double OT. Saturday, Waynflete improved to 3-6 (sixth in the region, where five teams qualify for the postseason) with a 9-6 victory at South Portland (Chris Burke had four goals, Jack Cutler three). The Flyers hosted Lake Region Tuesday, go to Greely Friday and Freeport Wednesday of next week to wrap up.

Girls’ lacrosse – Waynflete eyes top spot On the girls’ side, Waynflete is in a hotly contested three-way battle for the highly coveted top seed in Western Class B. Last week, the Flyers won at NYA (16-7) and Freeport (13-10). Against the Panthers, Waynflete broke open a

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close game in the second half behind five goals apiece from Sadie Cole and Walker Foehl. The Flyers were up 10-3 at halftime against the Falcons, then held on behind seven goals from Cole, four from Foehl and five assists from Martha Veroneau. Waynflete took a 10-0 mark and the No. 2 spot behind Cape Elizabeth into a pivotal home battle with Falmouth Tuesday (please see theforecaster.net for game story). The Flyers close the regular season at Yarmouth in a state final rematch Wednesday night. In Eastern A, Portland and Cheverus are playoff-bound. The Bulldogs improved to 8-2 last week by downing visiting Deering (8-7) and host Westbrook (9-4). Drew Barry had four goals and Kylie Dalbec scored the winner against the Rams. In the win over the Blue Blazes, Barry scored five times and Dalbec added three goals. Portland (third behind Brunswick and Cony in the standings) hosts South Portland Thursday and closes at Gorham Tuesday. A win in either game would give the Bulldogs the best regular season record in program history. The Stags, meanwhile, have been any-

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remaining wasn’t enough as the Stags fell to 5-5 with a 16-15 setback. “It was intense,” Willard said. “It was a good game. Both teams played very well. I’ve never had a game like this. I got some great assists and we had fast breaks. That’s always good.” “It’s an amazing stat,” said Stags coach Jamie Chamberlain. “(Meredith) just has that one focus of making plays. Today was her day. Every game, it seems like it’s someone else. We got behind early, then kicked into gear. We’re just too charitable. We have a young, inexperienced team. They understand it. The kids see that. We talk about playing a full 50 minutes, coming out ready to go. We made a lot of great plays out there. We put ourselves in a position to win.” Cheverus (sixth in Eastern A) hosted Thornton Academy Monday (see theforecaster.net for game story) and closes at Gorham Thursday. “We hope for a repeat of last year,” said Willard, alluding to the Stags’ surprising playoff run. “I would say we’re getting confidence. It’s desire and drive to start sooner and play 50 minutes. I know we can do it. I love this team. Last year was the greatest feeling ever. Hopefully we can duplicate it.” “We’re doing a lot of good things if we can just dot the I’s an cross the T’s,” said Chamberlain. “We’ve made some really good plays out there. We’re getting experience, which is what happened last year. The girls are willing to work hard to get over that hump. We’re focusing on going out the final week of the season. The girls know they have potential. It’ll be close. If we win the next two, maybe we could get a home game. We just want to get in and can play anywhere. We’ve shown we can do that. “ McAuley was sitting in the ninth spot with a 2-6 mark at the start of the week,

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Roundup SMCC coaching openings

Power Pigs fall in round robin tournament

Fowler earns certification

Southern Maine Community College is seeking baseball and softball head coaches for the 2012-13 school year. Successful candidates should have a background as either a player or coach at the collegiate level or demonstrated experience at the high school level. Candidates with the ability to recruit student-athletes successfully and to lead in all facets of coaching a collegiate baseball program will be considered. FMI, mrichards@ smccme.edu.

Portland High seeks hockey coach

Portland High School has an opening for a varsity boys’ hockey coach. FMI, mcculm@portlandschools.org.

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Portland flyhalf and captain John Toohey hits his stride on way to scoring his team’s only try in their game against Essex, Vt., Saturday. The Power Pigs lost twice at the Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont round robin tournament. They fell to Essex, 49-7, despite Toohey’s try and a conversion from Sam Astrachan and 17-5 to Kearsage, N.H., despite a try from Nate Porter. Portland ends its 2012 season Saturday in Newbury, Mass.

Cheverus assistant athletic director Patsy Fowler has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association as a Certified Athletics Administrator. Fowler, a Gorham resident, has been at Cheverus for seven years.

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Good Deeds The Freeport Community Improvement Association recently granted the Freeport Community Library $4,000 to renovate its courtyard. Over the past 15 years, the original landscaping for the courtyard has outgrown the space and the fence which was intended to define the new courtyard discouraged its use. The grant from the Freeport Community Improvement Association will allow the library to add plants better suited to the space, move shrubs, relocate the entrance way and remove the existing fence. The 13th Annual Stars of Hope program at The Highlands and Highland Green recently raised $1,035 to the Alzheimer's Association. Residents and others in the community donated at a rate of $10 per

star. John Wasileski, the owner and developer of both communities, also joined in the giving and matched the donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Hospice of Southern Maine received $50,000 as a part of the proceeds from the Hannaford Charity Auction which took place last November. The donation will allow Hospice of Southern Maine to continue to provide quality care for individuals throughout southern Maine. Gelato Fiasco recently donated $3,367 to the Brunswick Teen Center. The donation was a result of the company's annual Scoop-a-Thon and this year's donation was $600 more than last year. On average, one dish or pint was served every 46 seconds for the entire twelve-hour event.

Awards Mid Coast Hospital was recently awarded a silver level award from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for its efforts in helping to change the community culture around tobacco-free zones. Signs around the hospital communicate the smoke-free policy. The hospital hopes its efforts will

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help patients who are smokers quit. Matthew Jude Barker was recently the recipient of the Irish Echo's annual 40 Under 40 Award. An Irish-American newspaper, the Echo picks 40 people under the age of 40 who have contributed to their community. Barker was also given the newspaper's Young Ambassador Award which is given to five of the 40 who the newspaper call the "leaders of the future."

Appointments Stephen Rogers was recently appointed principal of Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland; he has been serving in a oneyear position as principal since last July. Carolyn VanBeek-Outwin was recently elected president of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. She is the first woman elected to the presidency. R.M. Davis Inc. recently named Geoffrey Alexander as its new president. Alexander has been with the firm since 1997 as vice president and portfolio manager and has worked alongside the firm's founder and CEO, Robert M. Davis. Benjamin E. Marcus was recently appointed as the managing director of Drummond Woodsum. Marcus has been with the firm for the past 25 years and has served on the Board of Directors for the last 10 of those years. As a member of the business services group, his law practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and commercial litigation.

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Bath Savings Bank recently promoted Anne Marie McCoubrey and Jean Libby. McCoubrey was promoted to vice president of the South Portland branch. Libby was promoted to vice president of the Yarmouth branch.

New Hires

Beattie Chicks Makery recently added Annie Young to their staff. Young is a certified regular and special education teacher, and will be working with the You & Me pre-school art program at Beattie Chicks Makery. BerryDunn recently hired David Regan as a senior consultant in the firm's government consulting group. He will focus his work on government and health insurance exchange consulting and the health care industry. Prior to joining BerryDunn, Regan worked for Health Dialog. The Pejepscot Historical Society recently welcomed Jennifer Blanchard as its new executive director. Blanchard brings with her extensive experience in program development and public engagement needed to ensure a strong future for the society. Karen Sherry was recently named curator of American art at the Portland Museum of Art. She will play a national role in promoting research and scholarship on American art, Winslow Homer and the significance of Maine in American art and cultural history. Verrill Dana recently added Rachel M. Wertheimer to its litigation practice. Wertheimer represents financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate developers and manufacturers in state and federal courts.

Certifications

Mercy Health System recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval in disease specific certification for its hip and knee replacement program. This certification means that patients are guaranteed the highest quality of service and care and recognizes Mercy's dedication to continuous compliance with state of the art standards of care.

Designations

Karen Frink Wolf, a partner at Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Amy Abel of Portland's Choice Realty recently obtained her associate brokers license. William Van Twisk, owner of Will Van Mediations and Brunswick Realty, recently completed a specialized course in short sales and foreclosures conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.

New Practice

Dr. Nathan Corbell recently opened Seacoast Vision Eye Care at 25 Hannaford Drive in Hannaford Plaza off Route 1 in Scarborough. Beginning August 1, Dr. Kristen Haddon, Dr. Andrew Tenenbaum and Dr. Margaret Zamboni along with pediatric nurse practitioner Karen Weiss will join InterMed to open a new pediatric office at 100 Foden Road in South Portland.

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Missing man from page 2 police studying surveillance video from the Old Port and Commercial Street area to determine how Bihlmaier entered the water. Police have also analyzed phone and bank records, Sauschuck said. There are no indications of a crime, Sauschuck said. Some members of Bihlmaier's family and friends, described by Sauschuck as "strong and vibrant," travelled to Portland to assist police. "It is certainly a tragedy and our hearts go out to them," he said. Bihlmaier had been asked to leave Ri Ra's Irish Pub at 72 Commercial St. at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night because he was visibly intoxicated, Sauschuck said. Police had previously reported that he left the bar an hour later than that, but video footage showed Bihlmaier leaving the establishment at the earlier time. Two friends with Bihlmaier did not realize that he had left the bar, Sauschuck said on Monday. They reported him miss-

Unsung Hero from page 6 aging overall operations and programming for a station that operates 24/7; dealing with equipment specification, facility design, installation and repair of all studio and control-room equipment; and, most important, handling franchise fee negotiations, because the station’s funding comes from franchise fees received from cable TV. Some people aren’t aware of the extraordinary diversity of community television offerings. In addition to broadcasting various municipal and school meetings, SPC-TV airs a full range of educational and entertainment fare, some put on by local citizens, some obtained from across the U.S. and around the world. In a recent week, for example, SPC-TV aired more than 100 shows with titles ranging from the local ("Cancer Community Center Open House," "South Portland Fire Department History" and "Kites at Bug Light Park") to the far afield ("Birding in Ecuador," "Jamaica Inn" and "Planet Earth, Our Response"). Vigue takes special pride in community television’s public access mission. “We provide a forum for free expression for South Portland residents,” he said. "People can send a letter to the editor without the editor. And we enable people who can’t get out to see what’s going on in their community.” Vigue doesn’t restrict his efforts on behalf of community television to SPC-TV. He’s been a prime mover in the establishment of cable television in more than 70 other Maine communities; he’s been a member of the Community Television As-

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ing to police late Sunday morning, after he did not return to his hotel room. Bihlmaier and his friends were visiting Portland to celebrate their upcoming graduation from Harvard Business School. Nitin Nohria, faculty dean of Harvard Business School, joined Sauschuck at the press conference Tuesday. Bihlmaier was "widely regarded as gregarious by his friends" and was well known within his 90-student unit at the business school, Nohria said. Bihlmaier's family and friends had hoped that this week would be one to celebrate, Nohria said. "Imagine us now caught in two emotions," he said, as it became a week that they, and the school, would also mourn. "We have all had to confront that he is no more," Nohria said. Harvard will find ways to honor Bihlmaier at the business school's graduation ceremony later this week, Nohria said.

sociation of Maine for more than 20 years, and served as president of its board for five years. In addition to several awards (including the “Tony” award from the Community Television Association for his long service), Vigue has received countless thankyou letters from citizens and organizations for whom SPC-TV has provided a forum. He is also a devoted family man. “Linda, my wife of 44 years, and I are fortunate to have our daughter Lianne, her husband Jessie and our granddaughter, Karlie, share our circa-1800 farm in Standish," he said. "Lianne works at UNUM, Jessie at Dock & Door Handling Systems and my granddaughter works at being a 5-year-old. My son John lives nearby and is a rigger at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard working on submarines.” Vigue is a citizen's citizen. The man behind the scenes in South Portland and all around the state, ensuring free and open access to news and information, 24/7.

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Nohria thanked the divers, police, and city for their efforts in the search. "We could not have expected or asked for any more from the community in terms of their diligence," he said. Bars are required by law to stop serving patrons who are visibly intoxicated,

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Travel the world with Zemya

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

Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Mad Horse Theater Company needs crafters and other vendors for the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day on June 23 at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. Cost for a table is $25. For more information call 730-2389 or madhorse. com. USM Youth Ensembles will be holding auditions May 23-25. For more information and to reserve an audition slot visit usm.maine. edu/music or call 780-5265.

Books & Authors Thursday 5/24 Debra Sparks book discussion, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763. "Made for You and Me:" Going West, Going Broke and Finding Home, author talk and book discussion, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Saturday 5/26 Eva Murray book signing, 2-5 p.m., Books-A-Million, 430 Gorham Road, South Portland, 253-5587.

Tuesday 5/29 Margaret Hathaway book discus-

sion, 6 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Thursday 5/31 Young Author Round Table with Ann Beattie, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Portland, tellingroom.org.

Sunday 6/3 An Evening of Poetry, 6 p.m., University of New England, 710 Stevens Ave., Portland, $12 students with ID/$15 general admission, 733-2233.

Comedy Wednesday 5/23 Eugene Mirman, 7 p.m., St.

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Zemya will treat listeners to a musical adventure around the globe featuring music from the Balkans, the U.K., Africa, the Americas and more at its performance on June 8 at Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. For more information visit mayostarts.org. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $10, brownpapertickets. com/event/246687.

Film Wednesday 5/23 My Reincarnation, 5:30-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 5/24 Beyond Belief, 6:30 p.m.,Yarmouth Performing Arts Center, 286 W. Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-1505.

Wednesday 5/30 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, 5:30-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

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Industrial Roofing Companies, Lewiston: “Succession planning stood out as did a rare ability to communicate with customers, employees, family; they perpetuate a 60-year tradition by donating hours and money to many causes.”

Galleries

Frank Poole's Holga Photography, runs through the end of May, Portland Photo Works, 2nd Floor, 142 High St., Portland.

Portraits: An Exhibit of Photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest and Sean Alonzo Harris, runs

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HONORABLE MENTION (small business)

D. Cole Jewelers, Portland:

SHEP LEE AWARD (community service)

Dean’sSweets, Portland: “Husband and wife defined and fulfilled their roles while donating to, and participating in, community causes on a grand scale; also a strong business model..” MADDY CORSON AWARD (small business)

S.L. Wadsworth & Son, Eastport: “Loved the way they reinvented themselves; rather than restructure the company, this 195-year-old icon adjusted its business model to the community; amazing benefits all around.”

“Their ‘different approach’ focused on treating customers as family; bypassed traditional markups in favor of custom-made pieces that involve artists nationwide.” LEON GORMAN AWARD (large business)

Morong Falmouth: “Succession planning stood out as did a rare ability to communicate with customers, employees, family; they continued a 62-year tradition by donating hours and money to many causes.”

These firms were honored on May 14 based upon their business success, positive business and family linkages, contributions to community and industry, family participation, work environment, communication, innovative business practices and strategies. To learn more about the Awards, and the Institute’s workshops, consultations, events and networking opportunities, go to www.fambusiness.org or call 207.798.2667. presented by

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through May 31, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

"Smokin' Hot," through June 1, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-1336.

Wednesday 5/23

Student Art Show, 6-7:15 p.m., Falmouth High School, 52 Woodville Road, Falmouth, 7817429.

Wednesday 5/30

Garden Party: Essential Tableware for Summer Dining, runs through July, Maine Potters, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.

Maine Media Workshop, 5-7 p.m., Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwooley.com.

Friday 6/1

It's Not So Black and White, 10 a.m., runs through June 30, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 7121097.

My City by the Sea, 5-8 p.m., runs through July 14, 3Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 7734773.

Natures Influences, 5-8 p.m., runs through July 28, Heron Point Gallery, 63 Market St., Portland, 773-0822.

New Works: Furniture and Sculptures by Matt Hutton, Jamie Johnson and Adam John Manley, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Salad Artwork by Loren Leahy, 5-8 p.m., runs through June, The Green Hand Workshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808.

Steve Langerman Photography, runs through June 30, The Gallery at Harmon's and Barton's, 584 Congress St., Portland, 774-5948.

Museums Skyline Farm Carriage Museum's summer exhibit, "Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless," is now open Sundays through Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org.

Music Thursday 5/24 Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, 8 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $10 advance/$12 door, 21+, portlandempire.com.

Saturday 6/2 Dar Williams, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $35, 761-1757. Stop Making Sense, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, $8 advance/$10 door, portcitymusichall.com.

Sunday 6/3 Renaissance Voices, 6:30 p.m., 5th Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, $8, 766-3330.

Theater & Dance Thursday 5/31 Life During Wartime, runs through June 10, Portland Stage, 25 A Forest Ave., Portland, for show times and ticket prices visit dramaticrep.org. Two Old Friends, 6:30-8 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 7677660.

Sunday 6/3 International Folk Dance, 7-9 p.m., Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, $5 adults/43 children, 776-5351.

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"Let's Talk About It" registration now open for discussion groups, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, each group is limited to 25 people, begins June 13 and runs 5 weeks, 443-5141 ext. 12.

Wednesday 5/30

Saturday 6/2

Thursday 5/31

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, 1:30 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 7251727.

Brunswick High School Spring Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., Crooker

Films Wednesday 5/23 "Every Little Step," 7 p.m., Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $7.50, explorefrontier.com or 725-5222.

Brunswick High School Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, 3191910.

Saturday 6/2 Duo Duos, 8 p.m., Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, explorefrontier. com. James Cotton, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $32 advance/$35 door, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday 6/3

Oratorio Chorale, 3 p.m., Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, $10 suggested donation, oratoriochorale.com, 798-7985.

Theater/Dance

Line Dancing, Thursdays 6 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, registration required, $20 per month, 729-0757.

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Wednesday 5/30 Pedal-Driven: A Bike-Umentary, 7 p.m., Frontier, 14 Main St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, 725-5222.

Thursday 5/31 Pedal-Driven: A Bike-Umentary, 7 p.m., Frontier, 14 Main St., Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, 725-5222.

Galleries "Back to the Garden," runs through June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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"Return to Sender," April 20-May 31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Friday 6/1 Getting it Write, runs through June 30, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

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Wed. 5/23 7:45 a.m. METRO Board of Directors 114 Valley St. Wed. 5/23 CANCELED: Housing and Community Development Committee Thu. 5/24 5:30 p.m. Finance Committee Deering High School Thu. 5/24 5:30 p.m. Jetport Noise Advisory Committee Portland Jetport Thu. 5/24 6 p.m. Community Garden Working Group CH Mon. 5/28 MEMORIAL DAY: City Buildings Closed Tue. 5/29 5 p.m. Harbor Commission 2 Portland Fish Pier

The Maine Mustang Project is now accepting applications and deposits for its 10-week summer program. For more information call 590-1890.

Wednesday 5/23 Cumberland County Garden information meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 781-8249.

beth, 9 a.m., from Fowler Road intersection with Route 77 (near Cape Elizabeth High School) to the memorial on Scott Dyer Road.

Thursday 5/24

Memorial Day Parade, Falmouth, 10 a.m., from the American Legion on Depot St. to Pine Grove Park on Foreside Road.

Freeport Historical Society annual meeting, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3170.

Memorial Day Parade, Yarmouth, 10 a.m., starts at Yarmouth High School and continues down West Elm Street onto Main Street, all veterans invited to attend.

Friday 5/25 Homeschoolers Circus Arts Workshop, 1:15-2:45 p.m., ages 9-12, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900 ext. 105.

Plant Sale, 9 a.m., Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland.

Saturday 5/26

Snowy Egret 5k Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m., Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Child ID Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723.

Tuesday 5/29

Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth.

State Legislature Candidate reception, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport.

Monday 5/28 Memorial Day Parade, Cape Eliza-

Rummage and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Call for Volunteers

Meetings

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

wood Commons, 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth, 781-5775.

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

Dining Out Wednesday 5/23

Wednesday 5/30 Cumberland Council and School Board Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.

Thursday 5/31 Scarborough Cheering Club registration, 6-7 p.m., Scarborough Town Hall, 259 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.

Friday 6/1 Homeschoolers Games Workshop, 6-7 p.m., ages 9-12, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900 ext. 105. Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Dr., Falmouth, 781-5775.

Saturday 6/2 Spring Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocean Avenue School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sedge-

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

Saturday 5/26 Baked Bean/Macaroni and Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children. Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Haraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport, $7 adults/$3 kids. Community Dinner, 5-7 p.m., American Legion, 200 Congress Ave., Bath.

Friday 6/1 Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.

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Thursday 5/24 Basic Computer Training, 10 a.m.12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, registration required, 871-1700.

Health & Support Dementia and Ongoing Loss, course runs June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4:30-6 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 Route 1, Scarborough, preregistration required by 5/30, 396-6558. 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.

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

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Riverton Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.1 p.m, Riverton Elementary School, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland.

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Sunday 5/27

Plant and Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Youth Theater, 46 Pleasant St., Topsham.

Monday 5/28

Plant and Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Youth Theater, 46 Pleasant St., Topsham.

Saturday 6/2

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Bark for the Park Fido Festival, 10 a.m., Topsham Fair Grounds, Elm St., Topsham, 729-0188.

Community Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Milestones Birth and Family Wellness Center Grand Opening, 1-4 p.m., 14 Maine St., Suite 208, Brunswick, 798-0021.

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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 777-7740, AHCH.org.

ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org.

Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising

efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@ bbbsbathbrun.org. Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick. Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455. The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810. Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org. Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange

period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org. Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham. Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-369 Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

"Road to Recovery," American Cancer Society's transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@ cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham. Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Dave, 729-0475. Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Dining Out Saturday 5/26 Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, $7 adults/$3.50 children.

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Thursday 5/24 How Your Understanding of Nutrition Affects Land Conservation, 7 p.m., Shift Sustainable Home Goods, 56 Maine St., Brunswick.

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Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross. org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net, 16 Community Way, Topsham.

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ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR MOST ANYTHING OLD.CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES Celebrating 28 years of Trusted Customer Service. Buying, Glass, China, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Watches, Toys, Dolls, Puzzles, Buttons, Sewing Tools, Linens, Quilts, Rugs, Trunks, Books, Magazines, Postcards, Old Photos, Paintings, Prints & Frames, Stereos, Records, Radios, Military Guns, Fishing Tackle, & Most Anything Old. Free Verbal Appraisals. Call 838-0790.

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ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40 years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 7808283.

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Home Cleaning

Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at

892-2255

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FOR SALE Disney Animal Friends Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector. Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. The book comes with 80 movie images. Will make a great present for any child. You can see a picture of it on EBAY. $50.00. Call 6535149.

$220 Green Firewood $210

Green Firewood $275 Seasoned Firewood$220 (100% oak)

Approximately 100 c.y. Available Random Sizes

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780-8624

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♦ Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced

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Sailing Director

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RESPECTED & APPRECIATED If these are important to you and you are a kind-hearted person looking for meaningful part or full time work, we’d love to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is looking for special people to join us in providing excellent nonmedical, in-home care to area seniors. We offer a vision & dental plan, along with ongoing training and continuous support. 152 US Route 1, Scarborough • www.comfortkeepers.com

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Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s leading provider of nonmedical homecare for seniors, is looking for a few select CAREGiversSM for clients around Cumberland County. If you are honest, reliable, professional, flexible, caring, and a creative thinker, you might just fill the bill! We set the industry standard in professional training, competitive wages, limited benefits, and 24/7 CAREGiver support. Our CAREGivers tell us this is the best job they’ve ever had.

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OceanView at Falmouth Housekeepers Needed (PT w/ FT Potential)

Home Housekeeping experience required; must be highly organized with attention to detail. Must have reliable transportation. Apply in person or mail your resume to: Rebecca Cidre 32 Blueberry Lane Falmouth, Maine 04105 EOE

HOME REPAIR BUILD or REMODEL WITH CONFIDENCE Start designing, or review your plans with an experienced architect and builder. David Mele, AIA, LEED AP Maine Licensed Architect 30+ years experience in design & construction Design new homes & additions Review plans & specifications Project Management Accessibility Review Code Review & Permitting 3D modeling lets you preview your finished project 207-546-1844 david@davidmeledesign.com

PART TIME SUMMER HELPHelping homeowner fix-up, paint, clean. Work is in both yard and house. Ability to work independently and some degree of mechanical ability are required. You can make your own schedule. We need 20-24 hours weekly. Must be 18 or over. Falmouth applicants preferred. $11.50/hour. Call 781-3813.

CARPENTRY

INNOVATIVE PRESCHOOL and daycare in Cumberland looking for a full and part time teacher. Competitive pay for qualified and experienced people. Will train and provide opportunities for the right applicant. Please call 207-6083292

BOWDLER ELECTRIC INC.

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SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : www.scmoving.com VISA/MasterCard accepted!

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Bags $3.00 Yard: $30.00

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MASONRY GAGNON CHIMNEY & Masonry Services. Residential M a s o n r y, C h i m n e y s , Stonewalls, Patio’s, Walkways, Repointing Chimneys & Steps. Blue Stone Caps, Stainless Steel Caps. Reflashing, Chimney Cleaning. Expert, Professional Services. Insured, References available. Free estimates. Call weekdays. Scott 749-8202. M A S O N RY / S TO N E - P l a c e your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

MISCELLANEOUS SURROGATE MOTHER’S NEEDED! Earn up to $28,000. Women Needed, 21-43, nonsmokers, w/ healthy pregnancy history. Call 1-888-363-9457 or www.reproductivepossibilities.c om

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MOVING

(207) 318-1076

call ahead for loading

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Interior/Exterior

• Reasonable Prices • Free Estimates • Insured

BIG JOHN’S MOVING R e s i d e n t i a l / C o m m e rc i a l Households Small And Large Office Relocations Packing Services Cleaning Services Piano Moving Single Item Relocation Rental Trucks loaded/unloaded OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 828-8699 We handle House-to-House relocations with Closings involved. No extra charge for weekend, gas mileage or weight.

Landscape: Maintenance, Loam/Mulch • Year Round Clean-ups Planting • Snow Removal

329-7620 for FREE estimates

New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates

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207-353-8818

PAINTING

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Dan Bowie Cell: 207-891-8249 Durham yankeeyardworks@yahoo.com

Lawn Care: Mowing • Aerating Dethatching • Renovations

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Interior/Exterior Family owned and operated for over 20 years Free and timely estimates Call Brett Hall at 671-1463

Exterior Painting & Staining • Power washing • Make the old look new • 15 years experience

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from page 1 orative comes in. The collaborative grew out of the dissolution last year of the Portland North Land Trust Collaborative, which split when the Falmouth Land Trust decided that it was ready to stand on its own after a five-year partnership with the Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay and the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust. Each of the three rely on volunteer efforts to operate, and the Oceanside and Chebeague and Cumberland trusts felt they would continue to benefit from cooperative work, said Jessica Burton, the collaborative director, who also worked for Portland North. At the same time, other local land trusts were having informal discussions about how to approach common issues, and the time seemed right to join forces. A working group of representatives from 11 land trusts was formed and after a year of discussion, the collaborative came to life in January. Eight land trusts signed on to become governing members, each paying a $1,000 annual membership

Council from page 1 “This is a budget that is responsible and at the same time makes the investments for the city to move forward,” Brennan said. “I think it’s one that’s going to serve the city of Portland well in the upcoming year.” There were few questions and comments from councilors and members of the public prior to the vote. Only two

that grants them representation on the organization’s board. The new collaborative, Burton said, is “not just the (Portland North Land Trust Collaborative) gotten bigger.” Nor does it represent a merger of the individual land trusts. “We’re not trying to take over,” she said. Rather, the two-employee collaborative is a service center, providing land trusts support in various forms and increasing efficiency by centralizing knowledge that each one might need, but find lacking among its own members. On top of the annual membership fee, the collaborative charges $40 an hour for services. For many of the land trusts, a key service that the collaborative can provide is guidance through the lengthy accreditation process. “There’s no reason for every land trust to be expert in that process,” Stearns said, but Burton and the collaborative have already gone through it before. Land trusts might join the collaborative for help monitoring conservation easements, Stearns said, where the regula-

residents, a pair of frequent council meeting and budget workshop attendees, Robert Haines and Steven Scharf, spoke during the public comment period. Anton and Brennan expressed surprise after the meeting that there had not been more debate about the proposed increase in the hourly rate at the city’s two parking garages, from $1.25 an hour to $1.75. Scharf spoke in favor of the increase; Haines opposed it. Councilors only debated an amendment

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tions might be more complex than a weekend volunteer would first realize. Since forming in January, the collaborative has also worked with members on developing member databases, preparing a manual for one trust’s board members, and writing grants. At the end of May, it will organize a training on trail maintenance led by Portland Trails, a collaborative member. “Grant writing is time consuming. It’s involved; you have to know what you’re doing,” said Fred Frodyma, vice president of the Three Rivers Land Trust in York County. “The collaborative has the expertise” to find appropriate funding sources for their organization, he said. “This sort of allows everybody to pool skills and get what they want,” said Brenda Buchanan, a former board member of the Oceanside trust, who was instrumental in forming the collaborative. The collaborative is itself supported this year by grants and donations, but hopes to be self-sufficient, based on services provided, by its fifth year. So far, the collaborative’s pilot year has had mixed success, Burton said. They had anticipated six member organizations in the first year and landed

eight, but are slightly behind on a goal to contract 400 service hours, she said. Only three of the eight members have hired them for services beyond membership. Frodyma and Stearns both said that their organizations are still trying to decide how to best utilize their membership. The collaborative will revisit its model at the end of the year, Burton said, and make changes if necessary. “The truth is we really do have to show some success this year,” she said, “and that’s a big piece of what’s really going to bring others on.” The collaborative’s members know that their work will continue with or without partnerships or a network of peers. Maine’s open land is one of its greatest attractions, for tourists and new residents alike, and preserving that is vital to the health of the state, Stearns said. “Targeted conservation is one piece of keeping Maine the way we remember it,” he said. He called the conservation collaborative “a necessary piece of the puzzle.” “Our experience is that change makes for stronger organizations that will survive.”

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