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Vol. 9, No. 22
News of The City of Portland
Riverton ‘turn-around’ replaces half the school’s teachers By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — By the end of this school year, nearly half the teachers at Riverton Elementary School will have been replaced in the last two years.
Some of the 14 exiting teachers have been transferred to other schools in the district, while others are retiring. Riverton is a small, kindergarten-throughfifth grade school with 28 teach-
ers on outer Forest Avenue. The teacher-replacement plan is part of an effort to improve the school’s progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Riverton was designated a
Continuous Improvement Priority School based on test scores from the 2008-2009 school year, and has remained on that list. “We’re trying to change the culture and climate at Riverton
to be more proactive,” Superintendent of Schools James Morse Sr. said. The school is participating See page 30
Firefighters mourn honorary ‘king of the castle’ By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The Portland Fire Department last week said goodbye to its honorary deputy fire chief, who was known to many simply as “Foxy.” James Fox, 59, died May 21 after a brief illness. Fox, a longtime West End resident before moving to South Portland, was a constant presence at the Bramhall station on Congress Street since it was built in 1966. Over the last 35 years, Fox, who had Down syndrome, would spend his afternoons watching television, talking with the firefighters, watching them train, and on one occasion leading a new group of cadets during their drills. “He was king of the castle down here,” Lt. Gary Pla-
James Fox, 59, was known as “Foxy” at the Bramhall fire station on Congress Street in Portland.
mondon said. “The guys loved him and took care of him. He felt like he was part of the team.” Dozens of firefighters in full dress uniform went to Parkside on Wednesday – on the first See page 24
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Portland frefighters salute as the coffin bearing Jim Fox is carried out of Sacred Heart Church on May 25. Fox, 59, was a former West End kid with Down syndrome who found a second home with three generations of firefighters at the Bramhall station.
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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary carry the colors down Congress Street during Portland’s annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.
By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — City officials announced Friday that a Massachusetts town manager will take the city’s top leadership position. Mark Rees, 55, who has served as town manager in North Andover, Mass., since 2000, will become city manager in Portland. “He brings a lot of enthusiasm as a public servant,” City Councilor Cheryl Leeman said Friday. Rees will step into the job vacated by Joseph Gray, who retired earlier this year after
40 years working for the city. Interim Manager Pat Finnigan will continue to serve in the post until Rees can leave his current position. “I was impressed when I met with city councilors and employees, with how well the city is run,” Rees said in an interview Friday. “Portland is a very cosmopolitan city with a lot of diversity. It’s definitely a full-service community and I’m looking forward to serving there.” Rees said he has a contract with North Andover that requires him to give 90-day notice
to resign. But he said he would request a waiver of that requirement from the Town Council. Before serving as town manager in North Andover, Rees was a chief financial o ffi c e r i n Rees Framingham, Mass. He said his background in finance has been helpful in his management role. See page 30
INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................26 Community Calendar......21 Great Outdoors...............12
Meetings.........................21 Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................7 Out & About....................20
People & Business......... 11 Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................31 Sports.............................13
City baseball teams approach playoffs Page 13
Reiche school Board considers teacher-led model Page 2
Portland Trails Celebrating new 10-mile path Page 3
June 1, 2011
Board considers teacher-led model for Reiche By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — Reiche Elementary School is moving closer to becoming a teacher-led school. The School Board on Tuesday night was scheduled to discuss the proposal for a group of teachers to act in place of a traditional school principal. “I believe the Reiche staff has the maturity and cohesiveness to implement a teacher-led school,” Superintendent of Schools James Morse Sr. said in a letter to the board. The concept was floated last spring, when Principal Marcia Gendron was
reassigned to the East End Community School. Paul Yarnivich was assigned as temporary principal and an exploratory committee was formed to put together a proposal for a teacher-led school. The committee’s recommendation will go before the School Board for approval on June 7. If the current plan is approved by the board, the teacher leaders would receive a stipend for their added duties, the total of which would not exceed a typical principal’s salary of $100,000. Teacher leaders would teach half-time and take turns as administrators the other
half of the time. They would share their classrooms with another teacher in a team-teaching approach, so some fullday students would have more than one teacher. “What we’ve found, is that with the right teacher, that works well,” Morse said. The teachers will vote to choose their teacher leaders. All of the teachers at the school would participate in one of four committees, each charged with specific tasks, such as professional development and internal communications. The school’s leadership team will be made up of two lead teachers, a central office representative and a parent, as
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Portland Trails to celebrate new 10-mile path By Randy Billings PORTLAND — For more than 20 years, Tom Jewell has envisioned connecting Portland’s neighborhoods with a network of nature trails. To help make that vision a reality, Jewell, who founded the Forest City Land Trust in 1976, helped established Portland Trails in 1990 with Nathan Smith and Richard Spencer. Throughout the years, Portland Trails has built new paths and maintained old ones within the city. The group now boasts of having nearly 31 miles of trails in Portland. On Saturday, Portland Trails will cut the ribbon on a 10-mile Forest City Trial that runs from the Fore River Sanctuary near the Maine Turnpike to the Presumpscot River Preserve. “It’s a great occasion for Portland Trails,” Jewell said. A noon ceremony will take place at the Portland Arts and Technology High School campus at 196 Allen Ave. But the more adventurous souls who have signed up in advance to walk the entire trail will start well before, at 7:30 a.m. Bob Crowley, the winner of TV’s “Survivor: Gabon,” will help Jewell guide the 10-mile walk, which will arrive at PATHS in time for the ceremony. Throughout the afternoon, Portland Trails will also host guided tours of the Fore River Sanctuary (8-9:30 a.m.), Evergreen Cemetery (10-11:30 a.m.) and Presumpscot River Preserve (1-2:30 p.m.). “This as been 20 years in coming together,” Jewell said. “The first time I took this walk I needed a boat to cross
Reiche from previous page of Reiche teachers voted to participate in the teacher-led model, no one has yet requested a transfer to another school. Yarnivich will finish up his interim position and leave the district at the end
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Charlie Baldwin, the trail foreman and volunteer coordinator for Portland Trails, spreads New England Organic Super Humus mix over a bed of stones to make a previously muddy section of trails in the Evergreen Cemetery woods more passable.
the Fore River to get to the Fore River Sanctuary.” The celebration comes not only years after building bridges, but only months after the organization received the remaining easements needed to connect the trails over private land. Last week, the trail crew was still hard at work improving the trail system, finishing a new bridge at the Evergreen Cemetery Duck Pond, and marking the 10-mile trail. of this school year. If it is approved, the teacher-led program will have a comprehensive review in the spring of 2012 to determine if it is working. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.
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“This time of year, it’s rain or shine, especially with this deadline coming up,” said trail manager Jaime Parker. Parker and Charlie Baldwin, the trail foreman, were busy carrying loads of stone from a pick-up truck parked at the end of a Deering neighborhood cul-desac to a muddy portion of trail behind the Evergreen Cemetery.
The pair first laid down a bed of rock over the mud, and then spread a thick layer of New England Organic Super Humas, made up of native hemlock and cedar scrap, over the top. More than eight miles of the Forest City Trail runs through the woods, and about two miles traverse through neighborhoods and across some of the city’s busiest intersections, including Morrill’s Corner. The largest street-side stretch spans about a mile from Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue to PATHS on Allen Avenue. “We see (the trail) as recreation, but people use it as transportation as well,” Parker said. “For us, it’s about connecting people to places.” “There’s a lot more we can do,” Baldwin added. “A lot more expansions. A lot more improvements to our existing trails.” Jewell said there will be about 100 signs posted along the route, in addition to white trail blazes, to guide walkers. Along wooded portions of the 10-mile trail, there are many tranquil sites that almost makes one forget they are in a city of more than 65,000 people. In addition to the main trail, there are many other splinter trails to keep folks busy along the way. continued page 31
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Some blame ‘smart’ meter for restaurant fire CMP, Fire Department say there’s no connection
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Taste of Brunswick benefits hunger prevention By Amy Anderson The third annual Taste of Brunswick is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on the downtown Mall. More than a dozen restaurants will showcase their specialties and offer chowder, lobster, pulled pork, sushi and more. There will be live music, and Sea Dog Restaurant will provide beer and wine. Advance tickets for the event are $5 and available online and at The College Store, the Brunswick Downtown Association office, Midcoast Hunger Prevention, Key Bank and the Brunswick Visitor Center at Brunswick Station. Tickets are $7 at the gate and free for children 12 and under. Food tickets will be sold in $1 increments at the event. A portion of the proceeds will support Midcoast Hunger Prevention and the Brunswick Downtown Association. Ariel’s Hummus, owned by Ariel Glazer, serves Middle Eastern cuisine at the Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, in Portland on Tuesdays from 11
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Sebego also released a new single-batch beer, Trekker Pale Ale. The beer was brewed during the second annual Brewing For A Cause fundraiser to support Trek Across Maine. Trekker Pale Ale, an American pale ale, is available through June and July on draft at Sebago locations in Portland, Scarborough, Gorham and Kennebunk. It also will be available on draft in bars, pubs, taverns, restaurants and in 22-ounce bottles at beer retailers. Provisions Wine & Cheese moved from Pleasant Street in Brunswick to 97 South Freeport Road. Provisions offers breakfast, lunch and dinner to eat in or take out for picnics, boating, camping or home. Visit them on Facebook, Twitter or call 865-4230. Sandra Garson of West Bath recently updated her 1991 book, “Maine Farmer’s Market,” and is selling it at local book stores, cooking stores and farmer’s markets. The new version, “How to Fix a Leek and Other Food from Your Farmer’s Market,” offers readers information on how to identify, select and prepare items found at local farmer’s markets. The book is available at Gulf of Maine in Brunswick, the Book Review in Falmouth, Now You’re Cookin’ in Bath and Longfellow Books in Portland. Garson will speak about the book at Borders, 147 Bath Road, in Brunswick from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Visit her blog at tastewright.blogspot. com. Bow Street Market, 79 Bow St., Freeport, reopened on Tuesday, May 24. There will be a ribbon cutting on June 10 and grand opening activities on June 11 and 12. The new space is three times as large as the original store and will continue to focus on local products. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@ theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.
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Safe Chemicals Act deserves support As a pediatrician and father of a 4-year-old daughter, the health and well-being of children is forefront in my mind. It’s crucial to have common sense, science-based policies to protect children’s health. Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act and the phase-out of toxic BPA from children’s products are great examples. I thank state legislators for supporting these measures. Now it’s Washington’s turn. The federal law that controls dangerous chemicals is so weak that it fails to protect children from harm. That law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, has needed an overhaul for years. Now a new bill, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, is poised to fix it. It would eliminate the most dangerous chemicals from consumer goods and require chemical manufacturers to provide basic safety information on their products. Hundreds of scientific studies prove that environmental toxins, including manufactured chemicals, contribute to developmental and behavioral problems, asthma and allergies, endocrine problems like diabetes and obesity, and childhood cancers. We know that carcinogens can pass from a pregnant woman into the developing fetus. And yet, TSCA fails to protect our children from toxic exposure. The Safe Chemicals Act will. I strongly urge Sens. Snowe and Collins to stand up for Maine kids by co-sponsoring the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. Dr. Jeff Peterson Portland
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Lurching toward LURC reform Wow, that was close. And fast. As part of its wholesale assault on anything or everything that might stand in the way of business doing whatever it darn pleases in Maine, the new Republican majority in Augusta drew a bead on the Land Use Regulation Commission last week. It proposed eliminating the body that has regulated the unorganized territories for 40 years and handing its authority over to a bunch of county commissioners. Now there’s a lousy idea, but it was one of Gov. Paul Lepage’s campaign promises, so, as bad as it is, we should have exThe Universal pected it. Cooler GOP heads apparently prevailed however, because LD 1534, a bill that had Senate President Kevin Raye (R-Raye’s Mustard) salivating at the prospect of eliminating LURC, crashed and burned in the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. Committee coChairman Sen. Roger Sherman, R-Houlton, Edgar Allen Beem explained, “There is no doggone way we are going to do it in the time we have left.” LURC is reviled by everyone who wants to see more development in the unorganized territory and North Maine Woods. Of course, it’s also reviled by everyone who doesn’t want to see the 1,000 new homes and two resorts that LURC gave Plum Creek permission to build before a Maine Superior Court judge sent the plan back to the commission for failure to follow the public review process. So while LURC reconsiders Plum Creek, the state Legislature will reconsider LURC. Good idea. Cooler heads. Because LURC probably does need some restructuring. LURC is a seven-member citizen board, four members of which must have demonstrated expertise in forestry, fish and wildlife, business and industry, and conservation. Two members must reside within LURC jurisdiction, the unorganized territories. But Orlando Delogu, emeritus professor at the University of Maine Law School, believes LURC “may today be better served by a three-member full-time board along
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the lines of Maine’s (Public Utilities Commission).” I agree. The PUC’s professional model makes more sense than letting county commissioners (who have no money, no mechanism, and no expertise) manage 10 million acres. But before we can even start down the road to reform, we’ll need to overcome the strange, but widely accepted notion that only people who live in the unorganized territory should have any say about what happens there. There are only about 9,000 people living within LURC jurisdiction. The idea that we would allow less than 1 percent of Maine’s citizens to control the fate of 50 percent of the state is patently absurd. You might just as well let moose vote. There are more of them than there are people. Still, when I attended LURC’s Plum Creek hearings in Portland, I heard that idea time and again – none of our business down here in Cumberland County what they do up there in Moosehead. Well, Mr. & Mrs. Greenville, you don’t live in the unorganized territory any more than I do. There is statewide jurisdiction rather than local jurisdiction because there is no local government. That’s why it’s called unorganized territory. Some folks seem to think turning the North Maine Woods into toilet paper is its highest and best use. Some seem to think a suburb of seasonal homes makes sense. Others would prefer to see the landscape preserved so that future generations can see what the natural world used to be. Whatever its fate, we all live downstream of the North Maine Woods. What happens in the unorganized territory will have an impact on the quality of the environment and the quality of life for people all over Maine and beyond. That’s why the future of the unorganized territory is not just the business of the temporary corporate landowners, not just that of the current local residents, and certainly not that of county governments. It’s everybody’s business. Yes, it’s mostly private property, but, whether LePage and his tea partiers like it or not, private property everywhere is subject to regulations that protect the public interest. That’s why we need LURC. 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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5/23 Derek K. Cote, 26, of Portland, was arrested on Preble Street by Officer Kevin J. Haley on charges of operating after suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, unlawful trafficking in drugs and violation of bail conditions. 5/23 Matthew J. Fecteau, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Mellen Street by Officer Robert L. Cunningham on a charge of burglary. 5/23 Robert James Machado, 40, of Portland, was arrested on Cedar Street by Officer Gavin R. Hillard on charges of failure to register a motor vehicle and operating after suspension. 5/23 Michelle Lee Minor, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Marginal Way by Officer Kevin J. Haley on a charge of violation of conditional release. 5/23 Michael R. Russo, 37, of Portland, was arrested on St. John Street by Officer David W. Argetis on a charge of assault. 5/23 Robert Ralph Sweeney, 56, of Portland, was arrested on Park Avenue by Officer Jamie Allison Beals on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/23 Hermann White, 36, no hometown listed, was arrested on Sewell Street by Officer Evan T. Bomba on charges of operating after suspension and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/23 at 1 a.m. Melissa Geisinger, 18, of Portland, was arrested on Alder Street by Officer Raymond A. Vega on a charge of disorderly conduct. 5/23 at 1 a.m. Jason L. Parkman, 19, of Portland, was arrested on Cumberland Avenue by Officer Jamie Allison Beals on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/23 at 2 a.m. Christopher S. MacDonald, 23, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Christopher J. Shinay on charges of operating under the influence and operating without a license. 5/23 at 4 p.m. Jason Meyers, 26, of Holyoke, was arrested on Forest Avenue by Officer Gavin R. Hillard on a charge of indecent conduct. 5/23 at 5 p.m. Claude Imeka, 51, of Portland, was arrested on Allen Avenue by Officer Deanna M. Fernandez on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass. 5/24 Kaysean Darien Moss, 39, no hometown listed, was arrested on Portland Street by Officer Daniel Rose on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 5/24 Mary Sackor, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Valley Street by Officer Christopher S. Dyer on a charge of criminal trespass.
5/24 Darren P. St. Cyr, was arrested on Forest Avenue by Officer Ryan R. Gagnon on charges of assault and criminal trespass. 5/24 at 1 a.m. Amber L. Davis, 22, of Readfield, was arrested on Sewall Street by Officer Paul Jason King on charges of operating after suspension and unlawful trafficking in drugs. 5/24 at 4 a.m. Leanna Marie Rhode, 22, no hometown listed, was arrested on Allen Avenue by Officer Heather Mertyle Brown on a charge of violation of conditional release. 5/24 at 2 p.m. Robert Willett, 32, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Thomas B. Reagan on charges of criminal mischief and criminal threatening. 5/24 at 5 p.m. Stephen M. Foley 35, no hometown listed, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Raymond A. Vega on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. 5/24 at 6 p.m. Matthew Aaron Maloney, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street by Officer Kevin J. Haley on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/25 Shawn Emerton, 24, no hometown listed, was arrested on Riverside Street by Officer Roland L. LaChance on charges of burglary to a motor vehicle, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violation of conditional release. 5/25 at 7 a.m. David Martinez, 21, of Portland, was arrested on Alder Street by Officer Daniel L. Knight on a charge of trafficking in dangerous knives. 5/25 at 9 a.m. Adam Jarad McArble, 20, of Madison, was arrested on Marginal Way by Officer Daniel Rose on a charge of trafficking in dangerous knives. 5/25 at 5 p.m. Michell H. Gerow, 41, of Portland, was arrested on Middle Street by Officer Eric M. Nevins on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/25 at 6 p.m. Albert A. Dadiego, 34, of Portland, was arrested on Murray Street by Officer Nicholas L. Goodman on a charge of violation of conditional release. 5/25 at 8 p.m. Michelle Riolo, 41, no hometown listed, was arrested on Spring Street by Officer Eric M. Nevins on a charge of disorderly conduct. 5/26 at 2 a.m. James P. Bellissimo, 27, of Portland, was arrested on Fessenden Street by Officer David L. Schertz on a charge of disorderly conduct. 5/26 at 4 a.m. Aurora Dawn Smith, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Oak Street by Officer Michael P. Galietta on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/26 at 7 a.m. Michael Benjamin Arlington, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Portland Street by Officer Robert Pelletier on charges on assault, burglary to a motor vehicle and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/26 at 9 a.m. Christopher Charles Pierce, 30, of Lewiston, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer John N. Morin on charges of assault, probation violation, robbery and violation of conditional release. 5/26 at 5 p.m. Wilbert Brown, 46, no hometown listed, was arrested on Grant Street by
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from previuos page Officer Kevin Michael McCarthy on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. 5/26 at 7 p.m. Christopher Alan Griffin, 19, of Portland, was arrested on Oxford Street by Officer Christopher M. Coyne on a charge of assault. 5/26 at 8 p.m. Dustin Emerton, 22, no hometown listed, was arrested on Portland Street by Officer Jay Twomey on a charge of criminal trespass. 5/26 at 9 p.m. Ricardo Bennett, 53, of Portland, was arrested on Congress Street by Officer Christopher S. Dyer on a charge of criminal trespass. 5/27 Christine M. Stilphen, 28, of Portland, was arrested on Lassell Street by Officer David L. Schertz on a charge of operating under the influence. 5/27 Matthew A. Cooper, 24, of Portland, was arrested on Thomas Street by Officer Christopher J. Shinay on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating under the influence. 5/27 Austin L. Knowlton, 38, of Waterville, was arrested on Summer Street by Officer David L. Schertz on a charge of terrorizing. 5/27 Raymond David Leavitt, 48, of Portland, was arrested on Auburn Street by Officer Paul Joseph Bertozzi on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 5/27 at 7 a.m. Dustin Lance Emerton, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Hanover Street by Officer Gavin R. Hillard on charges of public drinking and violation of conditional release. 5/27 at 7 a.m. Mangongo James Houk, 22, unknown hometown, was arrested on Hanover Street by Officer Gavin R. Hillard on a charge of public drinking. 5/27 at 8 p.m. Jean E. Baker, 44, no hometown listed, was arrested on St. John Street by Officer Christian E. Stickney on a charge of theft of services. 5/28 Kevin Andrew Petry, 51, no hometown listed, was arrested on Park Avenue by Of-
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Dennis P. Farrell Jr., 41: Former Cheverus coach, valued family and community PORTLAND — Dennis Patrick Farrell Jr., 41, of Great Diamond Island and Savannah, Ga., died May 22 at Maine Medical Center. Born in Worcester, Mass., on Dec. 11, 1969, he graduated from Cheverus High School in 1988 and later received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College. He served as director of admissions at Cheverus High School, Farrell Jr. where he also taught Latin and English and coached the boy’s varsity baseball team. Well-respected by his players, their parents and fellow coaches, he loved coaching, especially the Cheverus summer baseball camps, which he led with his longtime friend and fellow coach, Kevin Butterfield. After Cheverus, he worked as a sales representative for Tosco Corporation and later for ConocoPhillips as a regional sales director. While he had a successful corporate career, he was the first to say he wasn’t a “corporate guy,” and preferred wearing flip-flops to loafers. Most recently he had planned on opening a business in Portland.
In 1994 he met his future wife, Amy. She was his best friend, confidant, loving wife, and stepmother to his daughter Meghan. The other love of his life was his daughter Meghan, and he cherished his time with her — from pinata birthday parties to weekends on the island. Of all the places he lived, he loved Diamond Cove for the peacefulness of the island and the many friends he made there. He and his wife owned the General Store on the island and had planned to make Diamond Cove their permanent home. He was known for picking up “kharma bread” from Standard Baking Company and passing out fresh baguettes to friends and strangers on the ferry heading out to the islands, or just leaving it on a neighbor’s porch. An avid reader and independent thinker, he valued supporting local businesses and was a generous contributor to many local charities. He also loved talking baseball, especially the Red Sox, with his father and friends, and taking his golden retriever, Samantha, swimming at Diamond Cove. The family would like to extend an appreciation to the care and quick response provided by Chris Carman, the EMTs on
the Portland Fireboat, and the staff at Maine Medical Center. Surviving are his wife of 11 years, Amy Farrell; his daughter Meghan Farrell of Scarborough; his parents Dennis Sr., and Agnes Farrell of Gorham; three sisters, Kelly Dunn, her husband William, and their children, Anthony and Julie, all of Fairfield, Conn., Mary Beth Carion, her husband Joseph, and their children, Jennifer and Timothy, all of Scarborough, and Jennifer Polisner, her husband David and their children, Daniel and Joshua, all of Scarborough. Memorial services were held last week. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, ME 04092.
John E. Whitten, 66 PORTLAND — John Everett “Jack” Whitten, 66, died May 21 at Maine Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Portland on July 14, 1944, a son of James Foster Whitten and Arbyne Fairfield Whitten, he attended Scarborough schools and graduated from Scarborough High School. From 1962 to 1966 he served in the U.S. Air Force as a sheet metal mechanic. Over the years he worked in plumbing and heating, as a heavy equipment mechanic and tractor trailer truck driver, and as a truck driver for the city of Portland.
He enjoyed hunting and stock car racing and was a member of the American Legion of Westbrook and Amvets of Portland. The family would like to thank Homehealth Visiting Nurses and the staff in SCU IV at Maine Medical Center for their exceptional care. His older brothers, James Whitten and John Whitten, predeceased him. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Joan Whitten Whitten of Portland; two stepdaughters, Elaina Duquette and her husband Brian of Scarborough, and Shari Lyne McDonough of Portland; a son, Peter Whitten and his wife Wende of Buxton; five grandchildren, Ashley, Kristen and Matthew Duquette, all of Scarborough, Michael McDonough of Portland, and Timothy Whitten; a brother, Donald Whitten of Scarborough, with whom he was very close; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held last weekend. Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086, or to the American Heart Association, 11 Suzanne St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences and memories can be shared online at independentdeathcare.com.
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Fire Department holds annual banquet
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Fire Department recently held its annual banquet where it presented awards and recognitions with over 100 guests in attendance, including local fire chiefs, town councilors, and many fire department members. Fire Chief Dan Small was the recipient of the 25-Year Service award; Captain Chaplain KC Putnam received the 20-Year Service award; Lieutenant Andrew Pollack and Firefighter Jeff Storey received 10-Year Service awards; and Deputy Chief Nathan Schools was presented with a 5-Year Service award. Officer of the Year was presented to Lieutenant Gerald Croce for his contributions to the department, attention to customer service, and overall excellence. Mike Devoid was named the Cumberland Firefighter of the Year for 2011. Devoid received several nominations by his colleagues, who recognized his commitment to the fire service in completing Firefighter I and Firefighter II programs, an EMT-Basic rating, among other qualifications. The 2011 annual Recognition Award was presented to Kevin Foster. For the past several years, Foster has organized the Cumberland Firefighter’s For Kids program. The program generates thousands of dollars in gifts and toys that are donated to local charitable programs. Recognition was given to Firefighter Buddy Copp, to honor his upcoming departure as he begins the U.S. Army Basic Training program. A new tradition was started this year with the presentation of commemorative coins marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to community members making a difference in the community, including hosting a fundraiser breakfast, collecting toys, distributing gifts, and fulfilling requests from greater Portland charities. The coins were presented to Kevin, Meghan, Don, Joanna, Adam, and Kendra Foster; Craig, Julie, and Stephanie Weeman; Scott, Denise, Megan, and Matthew Morgan; Ashlee Wax, Joe Bell, Sam Hodsdon, Samantha Thoits, and Kim Gilbert.
Yarmouth Fire-Rescue holds awards ceremony YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth FireRescue Department recently held its annual awards recognition dinner to honor its members over the past year. Those in attendance included retired members, active members, family, the town manager, council members, neighboring chiefs and friends. Awards were presented to the top responders of the year. Recipients included Lieutenant Jim Morrill, 250 hours; Lieutenant Terry Buck, 300 hours; Captain Tom Downing, 350 hours; Al Levenson, 350 hours; and Tom Ginn, 550 hours. The following members received awards for reaching a milestone in years of service to the department: Al Levenson, Pat Coffey, 5 years of service; Bill Young, Brenda Martin, Rich Imbeault, Marge Dyer, Margaret Downing, Captain Tom Downing, Lieutenant Eric Dunn, and Ross Cudlitz, 10 years of service; Captain Glen Butler, Mark Grover, Retired Captain Carl Hubbard, Phil King, Captain Andrew O’Brien, 15 years of service; and Robert Walker, 30 years of service.
New Hires, Promotions Wright-Ryan Construction recently promoted several of its long-standing employees. Tom Carey was promoted from assistant project manager to project manager. Carey is currently overseeing the construction of the Maine Street Station Inn in Brunswick and is the ongoing project manager for Maine College of Art. John Moynihan was promoted to assistant project manager from project engineer. Additionally, Rob Barrett was promoted to superintendent and Andy Seymour was promoted to project manager. Lee Proscia has recently joined the Wright-Ryan Homes group as preconstruction manager and is also a millwork manager. Yarmouth-based IT firm Norton Lamb & Company recently hired Ann Beckwith as a help desk support specialist. Law firm Verrill Dana, LLP, has hired Sara Hirshon as an associate in the litiga-
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on the development and launch of PossibilityU, an interactive online program supporting students and families in the college selection and admissions process. Sally Struever has joined The Portland Museum of Art as the new manager of the museum store. F. David Walker IV, has joined the Portland law firm Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf & Leavitt as an associate. His practice will focus on catastrophic personal injury defense, medical liability, product liability, and commercial litigation. Juliana L’Heureux has been named the executive director of the Portland-based Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness. L’Heureux, a registered nurse, was most recently the executive director of the Maine Association of Mental Health Services. The Portland Water District has hired Joyce Beckley as its director of employee services.
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Exploring the Spurwink Trail in Cape Elizabeth This is a great time of year for bird watching and for enjoying wildflowers. The many reserves and trail systems of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust provide outstanding opportunities to do both. We recently enjoyed a hike along the upper reaches of the Spurwink River on the mile-long Spurwink Trail, then crossed Spurwink Avenue at the Spurwink Church to meander for 20 minutes up into the Runaway Farm parcel. The Spurwink Trail dazzled us with a wide range of birding discoveries, while the Runaway Farm Trail led us to thick mats of emerging spring wildflowers. These two trails can be a bit difficult to follow in spots. Now is the best time to go, before summer vegetation fills in and makes travel more daunting. Hikers should have a good sense of direction and proceed with patience and common sense. A helpful map can be downloaded from the Land Trust website. Park on the west side of Spurwink Avenue opposite the Cape Elizabeth
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Furious finish for baseball teams
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Cheverus junior Tyler Flaherty reaches first ahead of the throw to Deering senior first baseman Mason Morgan in the third inning of Friday’s slugfest. The Stags beat the Rams, 15-7.
(Ed. Note: For the complete Cheverus-Deering, CheverusScarborough and Deering-Scarborough game stories, visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer Don’t tell city baseball teams that the playoffs start next week. Cheverus, Deering, Portland and Waynflete have been scrambling to make up for lost time and playing big games for over a week now. In the most balanced Western Class A season in memory, Cheverus and Deering are in the hunt for high playoff seeds, with an eye on June glory. The young Bulldogs of Portland will likely fall short of the postseason. In Western C, Waynflete has accomplished a first for the 21st Century and will be a major factor when the playoffs begin.
No rest for the weary Cheverus lost in the quarterfinals last spring and hoped to contend in 2011, but few expected the Stags to do this well this season. Cheverus took a six-game win streak into last week and dispatched host Bonny Eagle (82) and visiting Windham (3-2). Against the Scots, junior Harry Ridge earned the win, senior catcher Nick Lops had three hits, including a triple, and junior Louie DiStasio had a pair of hits and two RBIs. In the narrow victory over the Eagles, freshman Mitch Powers dazzled with a five-hit, 12-strikeout performance. Junior Tyler Flaherty squeezed home Lops for the go-ahead run. Ridge added two hits and two runs. Friday, the Stags got a much
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Waynflete’s baseball team posted a winning regular season record for the first time since 1994. Senior Noah Aronson and company are hoping to make a deep playoff run.
sterner test when perennial powerhouse Deering came calling, but Cheverus was up to the challenge, erupting for 15 hits and 15 runs in a 15-7 rout of the Rams. Lops and Ridge both pounded long home runs (Ridge’s was a grand slam) and drove in five runs apiece. “Offense has been kind of our weak point the last couple years I’ve been here, so it’s good to show teams what we can do,”
Lops said. “It’s not a one-man sport. You need all the pieces. What was most impressive was our hitting in the clutch today.” “It’s always good to beat Deering,” Ridge said. “It’s huge. It gets our momentum going toward playoffs. I’m not surprised we’re this good. We want to play here. We want to keep it going.” “We’ve had a good year hitting the ball,” added Stags coach Mac McKew. “We picked up quite a
few (Heal Points) today. We’d rather beat them at the end of the year than the beginning. Today, we’re in a good place. Baseball’s a day-to-day thing.” Cheverus found that out the hard way Saturday, when it appeared en route to its 10th straight win before engaging in a marathon with visiting Scarborough that went 14 innings and didn’t have a happy ending.
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Cheverus track teams come in 2nd at Southwesterns
By Michael Hoffer Both Cheverus outdoor track teams fell short of first place, but turned heads at Saturday’s Southern Maine Activities Association championship meet in Scarborough. The boys tallied 86 points to come in second to Bonny Eagle (99). Deering (17 points) finished 10th, Portland (16) placed 11th. On the girls’ side, Scarborough was first with 98 points, but the Stags were runners-up with 86. Deering tied Biddeford for sixth place with 38 points. McAuley (4.5) came in 16th and Portland (4) was 17th. Individually, several local athletes turned heads. The Cheverus boys were led by senior standout Jack Terwillger, who won the mile (4 minutes,
25.89 seconds), 800 (1:57.16) and two-mile (9:39.51). Malcolm Smith took the high jump (6 feet). Smith was also second in the triple jump (43-5) and sixth in the long jump (20-5). Joe Slattery placed runner-up in the 300 hurdles (41.66 seconds) and was fifth in the 200 (23.56). Kane Molleo was runner-up in the javelin (151-6). Matt Cushing was fourth in the javelin (148-7). Jackson McMann came in fourth in both the 100 (11.78) and the 200 (23.54). The Stags were fourth in the 3,200 (8:37.93), fifth in the 400 (45.52) and sixth in the 1,600 (3:43.06) relays. “The boys had the best meet of the season to this point,” said Cheverus coach Steve Virgilio. “Every athlete equaled or exceeded their ranking, predicted
points scored or personal best performance. It was awesome and exciting to watch. I’m extremely proud of these guys and knowing that they have so much more in them and so many of them are underclassmen, makes it even more special. The team was predicted to finish fourth, according to seeds, with 65 points, but they came together and competed as hard as they have all year and put down some of their best performances all around. “We’re very excited and primed to compete at the state meet this coming weekend. All members want to exceed their personal best and most recent accomplishments. I couldn’t ask for anything more.” For Deering, Brian White was first in the shot put (50-1.5).
Tony Miller finished fifth in the 100 (11.87) and sixth in the 200 (23.74). The Rams’ 400 relay team came in fourth (45.46). Portland featured senior standout Imadhi Zagon’s win in the long jump (21-10) and third-place showing in the shot put (49-4). On the girls’ side, Cheverus gave perennial champion Scarborough a scare. The Stags got wins from Katie Shapiro in the discus (113-10), Caroline Summa in the high jump (5-2) and their 3,200 relay team (9:46.10). Anne Slattery was runnerup in the 100 hurdles (16.94). Fiona Hendry was second in the mile (5:11.71) and the two-mile (11:28.20). Emily Durgin finished continued page 17
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Cheverus’ Joe Slattery races toward a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles during Saturday’s SMAA championships in Scarborough. He was not ranked to score, and beat the entire field except for Bonny Eagle’s Jeremy Collins.
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Tennis playoffs set Softball, lax wrap up regular seasons (For the full McAuley-Scarborough softball game story, visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer Local softball, lacrosse and tennis teams scrambled to get games and matches in last week, and there was plenty of drama (and one huge surprise) in the mix. The tennis postseason is now upon us, albeit with some alterations, while by press time, baseball (see story), softball and lacrosse will be putting the finishing touches on their regular years. Here’s a glimpse:
Tennis The Maine Principals’ Association announced last week that it was adjusting the playoff schedule due to backups caused by the recent spate of bad weather. As a result, the preliminary round is Wednesday, the quarterfinals will be held Friday and the semifinals June 6. The regional finals will be June 8 and states June 11, as originally scheduled. The singles tournament was also affected by the weather. The Round of 48 was held Monday. The Round of 16 was Tuesday and the semifinals and championships will be contested Saturday. All rounds will be held at Bates College in Lewiston. Cheverus’ girls’ team has the most to
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get excited about entering the playoffs. The Stags finished 12-0 and wound up first in the Western Class A Heal Points standings for the first time. “Our team is expecting to do very well,” said Stags coach Erin Ovalle. “Each match we improve our game and look forward to the next step. This is a team that was 8-5 last year. This year, we’re undefeated. We’re embracing hard work, enjoying victories and are ready to face some great competition in the playoffs. Our goal, of course, is to make it to the finals and I think we have a strong chance at doing that.” While the Heal Points standings weren’t final as of Monday, it appears as if Cheverus will host dangerous No. 8 seed South Portland (5-7) in the quarterfinals. The Stags barely edged the Red Riots in Monday’s regular season finale, 3-2. Cheverus beat South Portland, 3-2, in the 2004 preliminary round in the teams’ lone prior postseason meeting. McAuley lost only to Cheverus (3-2 at home, way back on April 27) and wound up 11-1, second in Western A. The Lions project to host No. 7 Deering (7-5) in the quarterfinals. In the regular season, McAuley beat the Rams, 4-1, at Deering, on May 11. The last playoff encounter between the Stevens Avenue rivals came in last year’s quarterfinals, a 4-1 Lions’ triumph. The Rams have won five of the previous eight postseason matches. Then there’s Portland, which wasn’t expected to be a top contender this year after being decimated by graduation, but still wound up 8-4, good for the No. 5 seed. “I am absolutely amazed and so proud of the attitude of all of my players,” said Bulldogs coach Bonnie Moran. “They certainly don’t look or act like a ‘build-
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Waynflete’s girls’ lacrosse team is soaring going into the playoffs. Last week, during a 17-4 win at rival North Yarmouth Academy, in a state championship game rematch, senior Jaime Reagan (5) and junior Maggie Agnew (14) held Panthers sophomore Molly Strabley in check.
ing’ team. We don’t have much luck, but we sure have guts. The girls won’t go down without a fight.” The Bulldogs will be at No. 4 Scarborough (9-3) in the quarterfinal round. Portland lost, 3-2, at home to the Red Storm on May 18. The Bulldogs beat the Red Storm, 4-1, in last year’s semis. Portland also beat Scarborough in the only other prior playoff meeting, 5-0, in the 2004 preliminary round. In Western C, Waynflete finished 8-4 to earn the eighth and final playoff spot. The Flyers can’t be discounted, however, as the Western Maine Conference traditionally does very well in the tournament, regardless of seeding. Waynflete is at top-ranked Hall-Dale (12-0) in the quarterfinals. A year ago, in the same round, the Flyers downed the Bulldogs, 3-2. On the boys’ side, Cheverus finished 11-1, which was good for third behind
Kennebunk and Scarborough. The Stags lost their opener, but won their next 11 matches. Cheverus will likely face No. 6 Deering (7-5) in the quarterfinals. The Rams handed the Stags their lone loss, 4-1, at Cheverus, way back on April 27. Deering has won all sic previous postseason meetings. The last was a 3-2 semifinal decision in 2005. Portland didn’t qualify for the postseason, winding up 2-10. “Overall, I was pleased with our season,” said Bulldogs first-year coach Andrew Hopkins-Lisle. “We improved. We grew. Next year, I get everyone back and I hear there are a couple eighth graders on the horizon.” Three-time defending Class C state champion Waynflete finished 7-5 this spring, good for the No. 5 seed. The
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Baseball from page 13 The Stags were cruising along with a 3-0 lead in the sixth before an error opened the door and awakened the Red Storm, who scored thrice to tie the game. After Cheverus squandered a bases-loaded, nobody-out opportunity in the 10th, the game went to the 14th inning before the visitors scored three times to win, 6-3. DiStasio and sophomore Ryan Casale were both solid on the mound, but the Stags managed just one hit in 9.1 innings against Scarborough junior reliever Joe Cronin. “We had plenty of chances and just didn’t capitalize,” McKew said. “It’s as simple as that. I hope that increases our battletested-ness for the future. We didn’t play a good game mentally. There were a lot of mistakes. I made mistakes. Runners made mistakes. Hitters made mistakes. We didn’t execute a squeeze play.” The Stags entered the week atop the Western Class A Heal Points standings with a 13-2 mark, but closed at preseason favorite Westbrook (ranked second) Tuesday. Cheverus had a great chance to finish No. 1 for the first time. “We have a big one coming up,” McKew said. “I haven’t crunched the numbers, but it might be for the top seed. We’ll do what we can do. Considering we had four games in four days and if you asked me at the beginning, ‘If you win three of four, would you be satisfied?’ I’d probably say, ‘Yeah,’ but it’s the way we lost the fourth one that hurts.” Deering enjoyed great success before going to Cheverus Friday. The Rams outslugged host Gorham in a Battle of the Rams, 18-11, Wednesday, then eked out a 4-3 decision at Scarborough Thursday. Against Gorham, senior Jamie Ross doubled three times, scored three runs and had four RBIs. Junior Nick DiBiase had four hits, scored three times and drove in a pair. Senior catcher John Miranda had three hits and three runs scored. At the Red Storm, Deering couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead in the sixth, but bounced back in the top of the seventh on senior designated hitter Devon Fitzgerald’s RBI hit, before holding on behind the gritty effort of Ross. “I was just looking to get a base hit,” said Fitzgerald. “That was a key at-bat and I needed to get the run in. I wasn’t sure about the hit, but it dropped and we scored and I got excited.” “I’m proud we came back,” added Rams first-year coach Mark Sutton. “We could have folded. It was one of those games where when one team made a mistake, the other team capitalized. I’m glad we got it done in the seventh inning. I didn’t want to play another one.” Deering was then bludgeoned at Cheverus, despite a long Ross home run. Saturday, the Rams improved to 12-3 with a 3-2 home victory over Marshwood. Se-
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The second annual Matt Noyes Memorial Golf Tournament, held in honor of the late Scarborough and Cheverus athlete, will be held Wednesday, June 15 at Sable Oaks Golf Course in South Portland. Proceeds benefit the Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation, Camp Sunshine and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The cost is $375 per foursome, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, prizes and a catered lunch provided by Famous Dave’s BBQ. FMI, benefittournament.org.
nior Matt Bevilacqua got the win behind a four-hit effort in his first start of the year. Ross threw out the potential tying run at the plate to end it. Deering closed at home versus South Portland Monday night (see theforecaster. net for game story). The Rams were fourth in the Heals at the start of the week and hope to host at least one playoff game. “We won’t know (where we stand) until we wake up Wednesday morning,” Sutton said. Portland started 3-1 under first-year coach Tony DiBiase, but has struggled since. Last week, the Bulldogs lost to host Sanford (1-0, despite a pitching strong effort from Ryan Dixon), Windham (7-5, where sophomore Chip Weber drove in three runs), Westbrook (9-0) and Gorham (5-4, despite three RBIs from sophomore Kyle Reichert) to drop to 5-10 (11th in the Heals, where only eight teams qualify for the postseason). Portland closed the regular season at home versus Scarborough Tuesday and still had an outside shot to get into the playoffs with a win.
High Flyers Waynflete made great strides a year ago, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2006, but this year’s team has dwarfed that squad’s accomplishments. The Flyers have guaranteed their first winning record since 1994 and took a 7-4 mark into Tuesday’s regular season finale versus visiting Sacopee. Last week, Waynflete dropped tough decisions to Western C rivals Old Orchard Beach (5-4) and North Yarmouth Academy (6-2) to fall to sixth in the Heals.
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Playoff schedule The postseason begins next week with the preliminary round on Tuesday (although it’s unlikely any city teams will take part in that round). Thursday brings the quarterfinals, to be hosted by the higher seeds. The semifinals are Saturday, also on the field of the highest remaining seeds. The Western A Final is Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m., at St. Joseph’s College. The Western C Final is the same date and location at 7 p.m. The Class A state game is Saturday, June 18 at Morton Field at Augusta at 2 p.m. The Class C Final is the same date at 2 p.m., at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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Boys’ lacrosse All four city boys’ lacrosse teams remained in the playoff hunt at the start of the week. In Eastern Class A, Deering, with its
best team ever, was 10-1 and second to Lewiston in the Heals following last Wednesday’s 10-3 home victory over Gorham. Senior Carleton Allen and junior Matt Flaherty both scored three goals in that one. The Rams close the regular year at Bonny Eagle Wednesday. Portland will also qualify. The twotime defending regional champion Bulldogs improved to 9-2 last Wednesday with a 17-5 romp at Westbrook (sophomore Max Piertier had five goals and three assists, senior All-American Caleb
Kenney three goals and two helpers). Portland (fourth in Eastern A) closed with a state final rematch at Scarborough Wednesday. Cheverus was seventh in the region at the start of the week, but only six teams qualify. The Stags extended their win streak to three last Monday after an 11-5 victory at Bonny Eagle. Freshman Jimmy Talbott had four goals. Cheverus closed at Gorham Wednesday, hoping to extend its postseason streak to 12 seasons. In Western B, Waynflete appears locked into the No. 3 spot. The Flyers won their fifth straight, 11-7, over visiting NYA, last Wednesday, to improve to 9-2. Senior Tucker Geoffroy and sophomore Zander Majercik both scored three times and senior goalie Will Hallett made 17 saves. Waynflete closed at Cape Elizabeth Tuesday in a likely playoff preview.
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On the girls’ side, Cheverus wasn’t even in the playoff picture last week, but after going 2-1, the Stags are very much alive. Cheverus fell, 14-3, at Thornton Academy last Monday, then upset visiting Windham, 12-10, Wednesday (junior Sarah LaQuerre scored five times). Twenty-four hours later, the Stags showed that one game can make all the difference as they shocked the local girls’ lacrosse world with a come-from-behind 15-14 win over visiting Gorham. In that one, the Stags were down 9-4 at the half, trailed 13-9 with nine minutes to play, then went on a 6-0 run behind three goals from LaQuerre, including the tying goal with four minutes left and the winner with 1:43 remaining. LaQuerre also had two assists and a team-high nine ground balls. Freshman Meredith Willard also scored four times and had two assists. Senior Anna McDonough scored twice and set up two other goals. Fresh-
man Elyse Caiazzo scored two goals. Junior Paige Lucas did yeoman’s work on Gorham senior University of Massachusetts-bound standout Mia Rapolla (five goals). Junior goalie Ali Saxton made 10 crucial saves as Cheverus improved to 3-9 and found itself in the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern A Heals at the start of the week. Portland is battling to qualify. The Bulldogs were fifth at the start of the week at 6-5 after a 10-7 win at Westbrook and a heartbreaking 15-14 (triple overtime) loss at South Portland. Juniors Raechel Allen and Catherine Flaherty had three goals each against the Blue Blazes. In the loss, Allen scored late in regulation and the second overtime to extend the game. Allen, Flaherty and sophomore standout Drew Barry all finished with three goals. Portland needed a victory at home versus Marshwood in the regular season finale Tuesday. McAuley enjoyed its best season in six years, finishing 6-6, but the Lions won’t take part in the playoffs. Last week, McAuley sandwiched losses at Westbrook (12-9) and at home to Bonny Eagle (12-10) around an 11-6 home win over Sanford. Clare McLaughlin scored four times in all three games. Deering will also fall short, despite doubling last year’s win total. The Rams fell, 12-9, at home to South Portland last Monday (despite three goals each from Zahra Abu and Veronica Mitchell), then improved to 4-7 with a 14-7 home win over Lewiston Thursday. Abu erupted for seven goals in that one. Deering (eighth in Eastern A at the start of the week) closed at home versus Massabesic Monday. In Western B, perennial powerhouse
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Track from page 13 third in the mile (5:17.25). Promising freshman Shannon Conley was third in the 800 (2:24.22) and third in the two-mile (11:31.05). Summa came in third in the triple jump (34-8). Allison Thomas placed sixth in the 300 hurdles (51.09). Greta Neidermeyer placed sixth in the racewalk (9:44.85). Cheverus also came in third in the 1,600 relay (4:22.50). “I was very pleased with our overall results,” said Stags coach Valerie Guillet. “We had many PRs and season-bests. Finishing second behind Scarborough represents a great accomplishment. We will gear up for an even better day next week at states.” Deering comported itself well. The Rams were led by Ella Ramonas, who was second in the 800 (2:23.91), and Tricia Stewart, who came in runner-up in the long jump (17-1) and the triple jump (35-4) and was third in the high jump (5 feet). Rashad Zagon came in fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.98). Deering also finished fourth in the 400 relay (54.06). McAuley’s points came from Liz Houston, fourth in the pole vault (7-6) and Autumn Becker, who tied for sixth in the pole vault (7-0). Portland got points from Mary Nyembo, who was fourth in the 400 (1:03.22).
WMC results Waynflete took part in the Western Maine Conference meet in Falmouth. The boys had 18 points to come in seventh in Division II (Sacopee won with 228). The girls had 11 points and placed eighth (Traip was first with 162).
Recap from page 16 Waynflete has the top seed wrapped up. The Flyers enjoyed easy wins last week at depleted North Yarmouth Academy (17-4) and York (16-7) to improve to 10-1. Against the Panthers, sophomore standouts Sadie Cole (six goals) and Martha Veroneau (four goals) led the way. Cole scored four times and added three assists, while senior Liv Chap added four goals at the Wildcats. Veroneau and
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Waynflete’s Amelia Mitchell heads toward a second-place finish in the 800 at Saturday’s WMC championship meet.
The boys were led by Abshir Horor, who was runner-up in the mile (4:38.25) and third in the 800 (2:06.12). Eli Sobel came in sixth in the 400 (57.56). Abukar Adan came in sixth in the 800 (2:10.54). The Flyers’ 1,600 relay team was fifth (3:58.97). The girls got points from Amelia Mitchell (second in the 800, 2:33.51) and Rowan
freshman Walker Foehl had three goals apiece and sophomore goalie Katherine Torrey stopped 20 shots. Waynflete finished at Yarmouth Wednesday in what might have been a state championship game preview (see theforecaster.net for game story).
Softball McAuley will be the city’s lone softball representative in the postseason. The Lions’ losing streak extended to three after they fell at Scarborough (7-1)
Price (fifth in the 800, 2:44.35, and tied for fifth in the high jump, 4-2).
States Cheverus, Deering and Portland will compete in the Class A state championships Saturday at Windham High School. McAuley vies for Class B honors at
and at home to Biddeford (7-1) last week, but Friday night’s 14-2 (five inning) win at Portland was win No. 12 on the season, a new program record. Senior Kayla Daigle hit a home run for the lone run against the Red Storm. In the loss to the Tigers, junior standout Shelby Bryant had four hits. In the victory, Bryant and sophomore catcher Sam Schildroth homered, senior Sara Mercier had three hits and freshman Sam Libby tripled, drove in two and earned the win on the hill. McAuley was fourth in the
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latest Western A Heals heading into Tuesday’s home finale versus defending state champion South Portland (see theforecaster.net for game story). The Lions were playing for a home playoff game. Deering finished 3-13. Cheverus took a 2-13 mark into its finale at Bonny Eagle Tuesday. Portland (0-15) had its last shot at a victory when it went to Sanford Tuesday. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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“My Perestroika,” 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.
Kids Auditions, for Shakespeare’s Kids summer production of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” 10 a.m., for ages 10-18, prepare one minute monologue, a production of Freeport Shakespeare Festival, to be performed at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Aug. 6-7, and L.L. Bean Discovery Park Aug. 9-11; rehearsals in late July, early August; audition at Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, schedule appointment at 865-9299 or info@ freeportshakespearefestival.org.
Books, Authors Thursday 6/2 Daphne Kalotay, author of “RussianWinter,”and Jane Roper, author of “Eden Lake,” 7 p.m. readings, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.
Wednesday 6/8 Jim Nichols, author of “Hull Creek,” Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, noon, free, open to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Thursday 6/9 David Livingstone Smith, author of “Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others,” 7 p.m. reading, Longfellow
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Wednesday 6/8 “Learning To Fall, the Blessings of an Imperfect Life,” 7 p.m. film, based on book by same name, open to public, First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-3773. “Never Been Kissed,” Teens Through Time film series, 4:30 p.m., The Portland Public Library Rines Room, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 773.
Thursday 6/9 “Wretches & Jabberers,” documentary on autism, presented by Maine Autism Alliance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9; 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, $7 public/ $5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com, 1-800838-3006.
Friday 6/10 “40 Days & 1001 Nights,” documentary on dance in the Islamic world, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Bright Star World Dance, 496 Congress St., fourth floor, Portland, tickets, RosaNoreen.com, or 409-9540.
“Wretches & Jabberers,” documentary on autism, presented by Maine Autism Alliance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9; 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, $7 public/ $5 Space members, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com, 1-800838-3006.
Galleries Thursday 6/2 ”Maine Light,” new work by Greenhut artists, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through June 25, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693. The Tuesday Group Painting Exhibit, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, on view through June 30, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Friday 6/3 ”Digital Detour Ahead:” Dave Wade - Photographs, and Jim Kelly - Mixed Media, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com. “Entropy in Maine:” Photographs by Jonathan Rundell, 5-7 p.m. opening, exhibit June 3-Oct. 28, Curtis Gallery, North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-5423, NYA.org. “Fake Forests,” sculpture and print by Leslie Wicks, 6-8 p.m. opening, running with scissors artist studios & gallery, 54 Cove St., Portland,
The Portland Museum of Art is hosting an opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, for mixed media exhibit “Refashioned,” in the Museum’s Great Hall. Exhibiting artist Lauren Gillette and Assistant Curator Sage Lewis will be available to answer questions as part of the Museum’s Free Friday Evenings and Portland’s First Friday Art Walk. Pictured here, “Hedy Jo Star: My Unique Change, 2005,” mixed media on leather jacket, by Lauren Gillette. The exhibit will be on view through July 31. 699-4242, runningwithscissorsartstudios.com.
Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.
”Of Islands and Oceans:” Barrett, Beers, Betts, Billis, Curry, Isaacs, Neville, and Witbeck, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 30, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 6995599.
”Strangers,” by Natalia Martinez, 6 p.m. artist reception, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org.
“Off Season, Off Shore:” A Documentary Art Installation by Lesley MacVane and Roger Berle, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org.
Falmouth Historical Society Grand Reopening for 2011, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., opening program on sustainable living, with refreshments, museum tours, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
”Two Lights Ice,” photography by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening, Pop Up Gallery at Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.
Museums Friday 6/3 ”Refashioned,” Opening Celebration and Museum Store Product Launch, 5-8 p.m. reception; on view through July 31, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m., $20/ $23, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 800745-3000, statetheatreportland. com.
An Evening with Maura O’Connell, with Edie Carey, 8 p.m., $22 advance/ $25 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.
!zing, jazz tunes, Motown, originals, 7:30 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org.
Thursday 6/2 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, swing, 8 p.m., $32-$37, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, tickets, thelandingatpinepoint.com. Emilia Dahlin, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 7611757, onelongfellowsquare.com.
“Rolling Roots Revue,” performances by Sherman Lee Dillon, Dale Robin Goodman, Gareth Hedges, Jim McGrath, Russ Mello, and Jack “Ragtime” Radcliffe, Mayo Street Arts, 7:30 p.m., $10, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.
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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page Shape Note Singers, annual sing-a-long, 1-4:30 p.m., free, open to public, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597.
Sunday 6/5 Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, 2:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, Doris Krueger, 865-3665. Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., small donation appreciated, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, Vicki Adams, 216-3890.
Friday 6/10 Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble, CD release performance, 8 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, tickets Starbird Music/ Jet Video in Portland, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, FMI, 828-1310.
Saturday 6/11 Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra, folk, blues and more, 7:30 p.m., by donation, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 7663330. fifthmainemuseum.org.
Theater & Dance ”The Blue Moon Chronicles,” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 9-26, $20, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, lucidstage.com. ”Gross Indecency:” The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by The Dramatic Repertory Company, June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 2-4 and Wednesday-Saturday, June 8-11; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, $10$20, Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, dramaticrep.org or 800-838-3006. ”Late Nite Catechism,” June 2-12, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays;
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, tickets $27 adult/ $22.50 seniors and students, The Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505, freeportfactory.com.
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”The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” performed by Merriconeag Waldorf School’s senior class, $5, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 2-3, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, merriconeag.org, 865-3900.
“Artsy Affair:” A Handmade Summer Marketplace, showcase of 20+ local artisans, live music, food, 5-9 p.m., Brunswick Station, Station Ave., Brunswick, presented by Maine Street Events and Brunswick Station, FMI, 751-9452.
“The Thinking Heart:” The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum, poetry by Martin Steingesser, cello by Judy Tierney, 7 p.m., $5-$15 suggested donation, University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, 228-8263.
”Common Ground, Uncommon Perspectives,” new work by Mariella Bisson, William Simpson, Paul Stone, and James Urbaska, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through July 2, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, Patricia Boissevain, 729-5500.
Saturday 6/4 Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.
Saturday 6/11 “Ends and Edges:” Annual Professional Modern Dance Showcase, presented by Terpsicore Dance Inc., 7:30 p.m., $15 adults/ $12 children and seniors, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 518-9384. Solstice Spectacular 2011, variety show with belly dance by Tamalyn Dallal, folk, blues, more, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, presented by Rosa Noreen, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, OneLongfellowSquare. com, 761-1757.
Mid Coast Books, Authors Saturday 6/4 Sandra Garson, author of “How to Fix a Leek,” 12-2 p.m. book sign-
Galleries Friday 6/3
“Flowers and Ices:” Photography Exhibit by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, 5-8 p.m. opening, exhibit through June 23, The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store, 74 Maine St., Brunswick 6074002, gelatofiasco.com. ”Mainly Ink,” new works in pen and ink by Barbara Bean, Beth Heron, Carolyn Judson, Harriet Lindemann and Ed McCartan, 5-8 p.m., artists reception, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300. ”Monster Fest,” new work by Kevin Babine, 5-6 p.m. reception, exhibit through June 30, Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, FMI, 725-8820.
Don’t miss out on all our ONGOING calendar events! Click on the Lifestyle tab at theforecaster.net for a full list of Arts & Entertainment Listings, including ongoing museum and gallery exhibits.
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Sunday 6/12 “Fiber Arts in Bermuda and Bequia,” 2-5 p.m. Open House and Gallery Talk, with Susan Barrett Merrill and Emi Ito, exhibit through June 30, Maine Fiberarts Center/ Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 7210678, mainefiberarts.org.
Music Saturday 6/4 The Casco Bay Tummlers, Jewish world music, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org, 725-8820.
Sunday 6/5 “A Musical Banquet,” Oratorio Chorale spring concert, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, oratoriochorale.org, 725-1420.
Sunday 6/12 Incantation and Dance: A concert of modern choral music, by Vox Nova Chamber Choir, 3 p.m., $15, Bowdoin Chapel, Bowdoin campus, Brunswick, advance tickets at voxnovachoir.com.
Theater & Dance
Maine State Music Theatre, 2011
Summer Season, “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” June 8-25; 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows; upcoming shows “Annie,” “Xanadu,” “The Wiz,” and “Spring Awakening,” all shows at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 725-8769 or msmt.org.
Voices in the Mirror” 15th annual production by The Theater Project, June 3-5, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, for ages 13 and older, $12 suggested/ “pay-what-you-can,” The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584 theaterproject.com.
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Out & About
Summer rolls in along ‘Avenue Q’ By Scott Andrews Memorial Day marks the traditional start to the summer season in Maine. Although that notion advances the astronomical almanac by nearly a month, last weekend’s breath of warm air put many of us in a summertime mood. That’s certainly the feeling at Ogunquit Playhouse right now, as the 2011 season got started with “Avenue Q,” the recent Broadway hit show that pushed many boundaries. Pushing artistic – and orthographic – boundaries is the mission of !Zing, a 13-voice choral group based in Portland. The all-amateur singing ensemble led by Charlie Brown, a professional musician
with many years of experience. Catch !Zing this Friday in Portland at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. Irish singer Maura O’Connell has made a career of pushing her own artistic boundaries far beyond the traditional boundaries of Celtic music. She’s performing this Friday at One Longfellow Square in Portland.
Puppets and people freely intermix on stage in “Avenue Q,” the 2003 Broadway hit that opens the 2011 summer season at Ogunquit Playhouse. Here, Howie Michael Smith and Princeton, his puppet character. contributed
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Ever wondered about a possible sequel to “Sesame Street,” the perennially popular children’s television show? What’s life like after Cookie Monster, Kermit the Frog and that whole host of magical characters have faded into distant memory? That’s the dramatic conceit of “Avenue Q,” an exceptionally imaginative hit musical that opened on Broadway in 2003 and ran for more than six years and more than 2,500 performances, followed by a very successful national tour that recently passed through Portland. To open its 2011 summer season, Ogunquit Playhouse has scored a hit of its own: first, for being among the earliest regional companies to secure the performance rights to this show, and second, by mounting an exceptionally fine production that reunites many of the key actors from the Broadway and national touring companies. Imagine “Sesame Street” two decades after its juvenile audience has marched off to school. Now they’ve graduated from college and start to face the challenges of the real world: poor employment prospects, low pay and unrewarding entry-level jobs. That’s what’s facing 22-year-old Princeton, who graduates from college and searches for an affordable apartment, finally finding digs in the low-rent district of an outer borough of New York – on Avenue Q. That’s where the show’s other imaginative device comes in, “Sesame Street” style: Puppet characters and people freely intermix on stage. And in a final challenge to the theatrical concept of “suspension of disbelief,” there’s no attempt to hide the fact that the puppets are being manipulated by people. Altogether “Avenue Q” has three human characters plus 10 puppet characters, handled by four on-stage actors plus two backstage. In order to allow for costume changes, a total of 62 puppets are used in this production, all crafted from the original Broadway designs. If all of this seems far-fetched for a live stage show, be assured that it really works. The Tony Awards judges thought so too. “Avenue Q” received six nominations and won three, including the most prestigious: Best Musical, Best Book (by Jeff Whitty) and Best Score (by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx). Three puppeteer-actors excelled in Ogunquit’s production. Howie Michael Smith, whose principal role is the puppet, Princeton, played for more than 1,000 performances in the Broadway production. Princeton is a bright-eyed, idealistic young man whose search for a purpose in life provides the unifying theme of this fine parody and modern fable. Smith brings a believable, affable persona to this crucial part. Ashley Eileen Buckman handles two big roles, a pair of women who compete for Princeton’s affection. One moment Buckman is sugar-sweet Kate Monster, the right girl, and at other times she’s swaggering, voluptuous Lucy the Slut, the wrong girl. Plus I loved Lexy Fridell; the best of her puppet roles is a Bad Idea
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Community Calendar All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to email@example.com, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Greater Portland Benefits
Call to Register Vehicles for Benefit Car Show, to benefit Portland Police Youth Activities League, open to classic, new, green or muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, $15 registration fee, includes T-shirt; June 25 show in Portland; hosted by Portland Police Department and Portland Motor Club, register at PortlandMotorClub.com, Kal Rogers, 233-9970.
Wed. 6/1 3:45 p.m. Creative Portland Corporation Wed. 6/1 5 p.m. Historic Preservation Thu. 6/2 5 p.m. Land Bank Commission Thu. 6/2 5:30 p.m. Energy/Environmental Sustainability Comm. Thu. 6/2 6:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Mon. 6/6 5 p.m. City Council Workshop Mon. 6/6 7 p.m. City Council Tue. 6/7 5 p.m. Housing Committee
“Pots for a Cause - Made for Japan” fine pottery by Susan Horowitz to benefit Japanese earthquake relief efforts, through June 12, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., Portland, 774-1633.
Thursday 6/2 Hunger Banquet, Greely National Honors Society, to benefit Oxfam, 6:30 p.m., $10 adult/ $5 child, Cumberland Congregational Church, Main St., Cumberland, FMI, sites.google.com/site/nhshungerbanquet/
Friday 6/3 PORTopera Dinner/Dance & Auction, gala fundraiser, black tie suggested, 6:30 p.m., $125 per person, Sable Oaks Marriott, South Portland, tickets must be purchased in advance, PORTopera, 879-7678, FMI, portopera.org.
Saturday 6/4 AnnualYard Sale, to benefit church Sunday School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, rain or shine, 883-6540. CEEF Pasta with Purpose Community Celebration, proceeds benefit Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation programs, with art exhibit and bazaar, 5:30-7 p.m., dinner tickets, $5 person/ $15 family, ages 5 and under free, Pond Cove Elementary School, Cape Elizabeth, ceef.us. PTO Plant Sale, school fundraiser, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., King Middle School, 92 Deering Ave., Portland. ”Maine Walks for Haiti,” Back Cove walk/run to benefit Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, festival to follow with Haitian music, art, more, 9 a.m. register at Payson Park, Portland, $10 registration/ school teams, children free, 11 a.m. festival, rain or shine, mainewalksforhaiti.org. Memorial Day Main Street Mile, fundraiser for Recreation and Community Education and Freeport High School Running Boosters, 8:15 family/general run; 8:45 a.m. high school run, $10 per person/ $8 per person for family of four or
more, Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Lane, Freeport, register at active.com. Pine Grove School 5k Race, to benefit Pine Grove scholarship fund, 8 a.m., $20, Pine Grove School, 32 Foreside Road, Falmouth, register at active.com, FMI, 781-3441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 6/5 Armed Forces Walk, Back Cove fundraising walk for American Red Cross, co-sponsored by First Lady Ann LePage and Major General John W. Libby, 12 p.m., free to register, Payson Park, Back Cove, Portland, 874-1192 ext. 101, maineredcross.org. Bicycle Coalition’s Women’s Ride, fundraiser for Bicycle Coalition of Maine, 5- 15- 25- 50-mile options for girls and women of all ages/abilities, 8 a.m., $35 coalition member/ $45 nonmember, L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco St., Freeport, register, BikeMaine.org, 623-4511. Playing It Forward Benefit Concert with Musica Camerata of New England, fundraiser for childrens’ musical instrument library, 7 p.m., $15, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, advance tickets, playingitforwardefbevent.eventbrite.com.
Monday 6/6 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Fundraiser, ”Family Fun Night,” 5-9 p.m., portion of sales donated to Relay for Life Team Mercy, Friendly’s of Freeport, Main St., Freeport.
Thursday 6/9 Italian Life Expo, fundraiser with proceeds supporting The Spannocchia Foundation and Institute for Italian Studies, 30+ Italian artisans, vintners, and more, June 9-11, $35 session/ $90 day, Ocean Gateway, Commercial St., Portland, tickets, schedule at italianlifeexpo.com.
Saturday 6/11 Annual Pet and People Walk, Back Cove walk to benefit the Center for Grieving Children, 9 a.m.
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Maine, Biennial Convention, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $35, open to public, Glickman Library, USM Portland, FMI, register, 622-0256, lvwme.org.
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Local Sprouts Cafe, One Year Anniversary Celebration, with music, art, dance, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., free, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529, email@example.com.
Mercy Yarmouth Open House, family friendly, with kids activities, prizes, more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free, Mercy Yarmouth, 385 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, FMI, 879-3486.
Monday 6/6 Scarborough Republican Town Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting, Chicago Dog’s Restaurant, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, scarboroughgop@ gmail.com.
Sunday 6/12 38th Annual Old Port Festival, music, activities, food, arts, more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, rain or shine, downtown Portland, FMI, entertainment schedule at portlandmaine.com.
Call for Volunteers Falmouth Heritage Museum needs volunteers/docents for new season, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 899-4435.
Business After Hours, Portland Regional Chamber event with the Portland Sea Dogs, tours of the Club house, Sky boxes, and more, 5-7 p.m., members free/ $15 nonmembers, Hadlock Field, Portland, register, 772-2811, portlandregion.com.
Freeport Factory Stage seeks volunteer ushers for shows, 865-5505, freeportfactory.com.
Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. presentation by Norman Houle, free, open to public, SHS museum and meeting room, 649A U.S. Route 1, Dunstan Corner, Scarborough.
ITNPortland volunteer drivers needed to transport seniors and visually impaired adults, commit to one or more hours per month when available, 854-0505.
Thursday 6/2 Business After 5, hosted by South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber, 5-7 p.m., members free/ $15 nonmembers, The Purpoodock Club, 300 Spurwink Ave., Cape Elizabeth, register, 772-2811 ext. 223, portlandregion.com.
Saturday 6/4 Adoptable Dogs, hosted by Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennel Shop at Mill Creek, 50 Market St., South Portland, FMI, animalwelfaresociety.org or Kennel Shop, 799-7282. The Dave Astor Reunion Show, Dave Astor with Tony Boffa, Steve Romanoff, and Fred Thompson, 1-3:30 p.m. conversation, memory sharing, followed by dance party, $5 suggested donation, presented by Maine Historical Society, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, mainehistory.org. League of Women Voters of
HART Cat Shelter volunteers needed, help homeless cats at nokill shelter in Cumberland, many opportunities, call 829-4116 or HARTOFME.com.
Saturday 6/4 Volunteer Training Day at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., openings for train
Portland Trails Volunteer Orientation, 5:30-7 p.m. p.m., learn about volunteer opportunities, ongoing projects, Portland Trails office, 305 Commercial St., Portland, register by June 6 with Rachael Weyand, firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-2411.
Dining Out Saturday 6/4 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $5 child, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A.M., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, 846-4724. Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 ages under 12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron, 688-4101. Roast Beef Supper, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. seatings, $8 adults/ $4 ages 12 and under, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland, 775-1179.
Gardens & Outdoors Cumberland Farmers Market Association Summer Markets, Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m., Walmart parking lot, US Route 1, Falmouth; Fridays, 10am - 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S. Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI, cumberlandfarmersmarket.org.
Thursday 6/2 Sunny Acre Farm Garden and Artisan Show, June 2-5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 165 Middle Road, Falmouth, 781-2943, birdhousesfrommaine.com.
Saturday 6/4 Family Free Fishing Days in Maine, hosted by The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, June 4-5, complete list of fishing regulations, sites, mefishwildlife.com. Garden Fair, hosted by Partners for World Health, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Partners for World Health Warehouse, 7 Glasgow Road, Scarborough, FMI, to volunteer or to rent table for sale of items, Anne Boehm, email@example.com. Maine Genealogical Society, The Greater Portland Chapter, handson transcribing session 10 a.m.–12 p.m., hosted by Spirits Alive, 1-2:30 p.m. guided cemetery tours, free and open to the public, Eastern Cemetery, Portland, gpcmgs.org, 329-6438. National Trails Day, Portland Trails 20th Anniversary / grand opening of 10-mile Forest City Trail; 7:30 a.m. 10 mile guided walk through Forest City Trail with Bob Crowley, $10 registration, includes lunch; other activities, 8:30 a.m. guided tour through Fore River Sanctuary; 10 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery guided tour; 12 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony behind PATHS school, $5; 1 p.m. Presumpscot River Preserve tour; FMI, trails.org/ events.html.
Getting Smarter Thursday 6/2 “From Imagination to Innovation,” forum sponsored by The Maine Center for Creativity and USM, 7:30-9:30 a.m., University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, Forest Avenue, USM Portland, free, space limited, must pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wisdom at Work Series, hosted by Portland Public Library, “Take Your Values to Work: Identifying your values and living them at work” talk by Deborah Walsh, 12-1 p.m., free, open to the public, Portland Public Library, Rines
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Tuesday 6/7 Portland Regional Chamber Eggs & Issues, ”Unum: Past, Present and Future,” talk by Kevin P. McCarthy, president/CEO of UNUM, 7-9 a.m., $17 members/ $27 non-members, Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register by June 3, portlandregion.com, 772-2811. Long-term Care Insurance Seminar and Luncheon, hosted by Seth Cheikin, noon, free, Edward Jones, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth Shopping Center, Falmouth, reservations, Carole Vreeland, 781-5057.
Prayers for the World, 7:30 p.m., open to community, First Parish Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, Barbara Stevens, 846-3773.
Friday 6/3 10th Anniversary Open House at Jade Integrated Health, 4:306:30 p.m. wellness celebration, 218 Washington Ave., Portland, facebook.com/JadeIntegratedHealth.
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Foxy from page 1 sunny day in weeks – to send off Fox as they would one of their own. They stood at attention as Fox’s fire engine-red casket was moved into and out of Sacred Heart Church on Mellen Street. A bagpiper played a mournful tune. The funeral procession with three fire trucks crawled slowly past the Bramhall station, where more firefighters stood at attention and saluted as the procession paused, before taking Fox to Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, where he was buried. Plamondon said firefighters are still struggling to cope with the loss, since Fox was such a fixture, often opening the garage doors when the fire engines returned from a call. “He was just so lovable,” Plamondon said, noting how Fox would also announce his arrival at the station. “He’d look at you, you’d put your arms out and go, ‘Foxy!’ And he’d come running up and just hug you and just hold on to you for dear life. It was the greatest feeling.” Plamondon said Fox had unconditional love for the Fire Department, and Fox’s brother, Jack, said firefighters returned that love. He said it was not uncommon for Jim Fox to accompany firefighters on camping and fishing trips and to Boston Red Sox games. He was even invited to weddings and would “supervise” his firefighter friends’ home improvement projects. “He had Down syndrome, but it had nothing to do with that,” Jack Fox said. “There were no labels. No pity. No excuses. It was just Jim. It was a legitimate friendship.” Fox said his brother would often go to Congress Street after school to watch the fire station being built. He was there when it opened in 1966 and the first fire trucks were backed in. “He basically never left,” Fox said. Plamondon said firefighters pulled out all of the stops for Fox’s birthday. When it became clear that Fox’s health was failing, retirees returned to the station to celebrate last Dec. 12. In some ways, it was just another birthday, only with more people. Plamondon said each shift made Fox his favorite dinner of spaghetti and meatballs and his favorite dessert: chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. “Four shifts, it was the same over,” Plamondon said. In 2003, Fox was named an honorary deputy firefighter. It was a surprise honor that he was most proud of, Jack Fox said.
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Fox recalled the formal awards ceremony, when his brother received the honor. Other recipients simply walked up to the front of the room, received their honors and returned to their seats. But not his brother. “Jim heads to the podium,” Fox said, noting people were nervous about what might happen next. “(But) he gave the most heart-warming talk for just a few minutes. He looked out and said, ‘You’re my friends ...’” “That was 2003,” he said. “I still have a hard time talking about it.” Plamondon and Fox said Jim Fox was not shy about barking out a few orders at the fire station, or playing some practical jokes. Both recalled one instance where Jim Fox was allowed to call out the marching cadence during the drills for a group of cadets. “He would stand there at attention, hollering out the orders with the drill instructor,” Plamondon said. “He was so proud he would get them to march, right along side the drill instructor.”
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“He almost had them out in the middle of Congress Street,” Fox recalled. Fox said his brother, who was a participant in the Special Olympics for several years and a wrestling fan, was also involved on the community outside of the Fire Department. He was employed by Goodwill Industries for more than 25 years as a warehouse technician and was involved in the community skills program. Later, he worked at the Morrison Center in the Seedlings and Ahead One Program. He also enjoyed boating, bowling, golf, swimming, attending swim meets with his brother and spending time at the family cottage on Long Lake in Harrison. Plamondon said firefighters plan to create a memorial for Jim Fox at the station. But Jack Fox said his brother’s legacy will be more than his love of the Fire Department. “Jim received a lot of love and acceptance,” Fox said. “But he gave as much as he got. He lived a real life. It wasn’t sheltered. “The education Jim gave us,” he added, “... introduced everyone to the importance of judging people as individuals.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster. net. Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings.
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Riverton from page 1 in the “turn-around” model of school improvement, created by the federal Department of Education to help failing schools. Riverton received a $3.4 million federal school improvement grant to fund the changes. The model requires the district to replace the principal and rehire no more than 50 percent of the staff, and grant the principal sufficient flexibility in staffing, calendars and budgeting to create an environment that improves student outcomes. “Riverton has as many talented teachers as schools not on CIPS status,” Morse said. He said a high level of poverty and the large number of immigrant students who attend Riverton presents greater chal-
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Portland Trails from page 3 Jewell said he is especially proud of the work crews have done recently on the trail network behind PATHS. “The transformation of trails out there is amazing,” he said. “We started essentially with a mud pit and now we’ve got a trail that’s really nice and user friendly.” This weekend’s events are continuing the group’s 20th anniversary celebration. Nan Cumming, executive director of Portland Trails, said the group’s budget is largely dependent on grants. Depending on the year, the budget ranges from $100,000 to $400,000 a year. The group has three full-time employees, two parttime workers and two more “very part-time” employees,
Out & About from page 20 Bear. Among the human characters, tops is Rebecca Larkin as Christmas Eve, an eccentric JapaneseAmerican psychologist. Buckman, Fridell and Larkin are reprising these roles from the national tour. Catch “Avenue Q” at Ogunquit Playhouse (a mile south of the village on Route 1) through June 18. Call 800-982-2787. (Note: If you’re thinking of bringing your own recent “Sesame Street” graduates to this show, don’t. Due to language and sexual situations, “Avenue Q” is most definitely unsuitable for children.)
!Zing Unconventional, non-traditional, and boundarycrossing are among the descriptions that apply to !Zing, a Portland-based vocal ensemble that will be appearing this Friday. I’ve heard this group a couple of times and liked them very much. A nice summary of !Zing comes from longtime
including a school-ground greening coordinator, Outreach Coordinator Rachael Weyand said. Weyland said the group also receives money from its 1,000 members, as well as from special events like a fall 10K race and spring silent auction. Cumming said Portland Trails has built about 20 miles of trails in the 12 years since she became executive director. Although the group hopes to build 50 miles of local trails, Cumming said the future focus of the organization will likely be trail maintenance, especially through stewardship programs. “Hopefully the community will get behind that and get as excited about that as they do new trails,” she said. Cumming said the group would also like to offer more guided walks and events to encourage trail use, and per-
haps even reconsider its role to take more transportationrelated projects. “We may at one point look at our mission again and get more involved helping people bike and walk commute and do more encouragement of alternative transportation than we’re able to do now,” she said. Reflecting on the last 20 years, Jewell said the group has done more work on urban trails than he originally expected. But that’s all well and good, since the group’s primary mission is to get people out and moving. “That’s the bottom line,” Jewell said, “to get people out there enjoying the outdoors.”
member Kathleen Egan: “We are 13 voices led by Charles R. Brown Jr., music director, arranger, composer, bandleader and pianist/ organist since his teenage years in Yarmouth. The group came together in Portland in 2001 when a few people expressed a desire to sing the unconventional songbook, and enlisted Charlie as director. “The resulting sound is unique, shaped and tuned by Charlie’s ear. The arrangements are original and complex, and our weekly rehearsals require hard work tempered by an excellent sense of humor. Charles is central to our sound and work ethic. In Charlie’s words, we create choral music that covers ‛interesting, forgotten or underappreciated songs, which we perform with originality, sass and style.’” Let’s also add “wit” and “panache” to Egan’s description. The title of this Friday’s annual spring concert is “A Deluxe Nuts Mix – With NO Peanuts.” The program includes original tunes written by Brown, plus his arrangements of songs identified with artists as varied as Duke Ellington and the Everly Brothers. Catch !Zing this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Law-
rence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) in Portland. Call 775-5568.
Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster. net. Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings.
Traditional Irish music is one recognized and respected genre. Bluegrass is another. Combine the two, adding a healthy dollop of straight-ahead contemporary, and you get Maura O’Connell, an Irish singer who’s been profoundly influenced by American roots music and has made a career on two continents by bridging genres and spanning styles. Growing up in a musical family in County Clare in the west of Ireland, O’Connell got her professional start with several Irish bands. From the early 1980s she was a frequent visitor to this side of the Atlantic, when she performed lead vocals for a number of American groups, and now lives in Nashville. Her solo career spans four decades and her discography numbers 11 releases. Two, including 2009’s “Naked With Friends,” were nominated for Grammy Awards. Maura O’Connell appears at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State) in Portland at 8 p.m. June 3. Edie Carey opens. Call 761-1757.
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