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Vol. 8, No. 36

News of The City of Portland

Nonprofit sees opportunity in medical marijuana ‘caregivers’

Warehouse gets new life as urban farm, fermentory By Randy Billings PORTLAND — A singlestory, brick warehouse in East Bayside may seem the antithesis of a farm, but a pair of thirty-somethings are looking to change that. Eli Cayer, 37, and David Homa, 34, have teamed up to establish the Urban Farm Fermentory at 200 Anderson St., where they are not letting some hard-packed gravel and asphalt get in the way of producing locally sourced products. At least that’s the plan – one they’re well on their way to executing. The fermentory, which is still under construction, is beginning to produce a variety of fermented products: fruit wines and hard ciders, infused honeys, sauerkraut and an assortment of pickled goods. Cayer, who founded Maine Mead Works but is no longer with the honeywine producer, said he is excited to be on his own, where he is free to experiment with the fermentation process. “I’ve always had a passion for mead,” he said of the alcoholic drink made from fermented honey and water. Last Friday, Cayer

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Above, Eli Cayer, David Homa and Homa’s 7-year-old daughter, MacKenna, pause from a busy day’s work on Friday at the Urban Farm Fermentory garden on Anderson Street in Portland. Left, standing alongside jugs of honey, Cayer, 37, picks nasturtiums in the greenhouse.

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PORTLAND — The state’s eight sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries are expected to begin operating by the end of this year, providing the drug to potentially thousands of Mainers who have notes for it from their doctors. The dispensaries will provide one-stop shopping for people to fill their marijuana prescriptions, purchase paraphernalia to smoke it or even get acupuncture. But at least one new nonprofit is banking on the desire for a more one-on-one approach. Compassionate Caregivers of Maine was formed earlier this year with the goal of acting as a matchmaker between patients and “caregivers” – Mainers who grow marijuana for patients. The state has allowed such a practice since passing its original medical marijuana law nearly a decade ago. When legislators were hammering out rules for dispensaries earlier this year, they also amended the rules for caregivers. “We see caregivers acting as mini-dispensaries,” said Marty Macisso, head of Compassionate Caregivers of Maine. Macisso said that beginning in January, caregivers have to apply to the state and pay a license fee to grow marijuana for patients. Each caregiver can grow up to See page 19

Trestle tussle in Portland sinks federal grant effort for trails By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Competing visions for the future of the railroad bridge at the mouth of Back Cove have sunk a regional effort to secure more than $1 million in federal grants for bridge and trail projects in greater Portland. Several municipalities and

trail groups, including Portland Trails and the South Portland Land Trust, were seeking federal grants for the second round of the $600 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The group’s application was being processed by the Portland

This swing bridge train trestle in Portland crosses the mouth of Back Cove and connects the Eastern Promenade to East Deering behind the B&M Baked Beans factory.

Area Comprehensive Transportation System, which allocates federal and state transit funds. The planning grants would have been used to advance projects such as a bike and pedestrian overpass on the new See page27 Randy Billlings / The Forecaster

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................22 Classifieds......................29 Community Calendar......24

Meetings.........................24 Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................6 People & Business.........20

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................34 Sports.............................13

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Portland falls short in final minutes Page 13

Playing to win

Inside the Maine Heritage Policy Center Page 2

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School committee opposes state program Page 3


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Playing to win

Conservative think tank rankles left with activism, anonymous donors By Steve Mistler PORTLAND — John Piotti says he pays no attention to the Maine Heritage Policy Center – and then quickly admits he’s being flippant. In reality, Piotti, a state legislator, and his Democratic colleagues are becoming increasingly wary of the free-market think tank and its quest for increased political influence. “I don’t ignore them, I take them seriously,” said Piotti, the representative from Unity. “And because they’re often misrepresenting the truth, I take them particularly seriously.” Piotti’s criticism is extensive and shared by Democrats, who have been forced to fight several ballot initiatives shepherded by the policy center and its attempts to spread its ideology of limited government. Democrats have cause for concern. The center was created by a handful of board members in 2002. Today, 36 individuals, including six staffers, work to advance its causes. The center has become increasingly influential, leading tax-reduction initiatives, offering research urging smaller government, running training seminars on how to get politically involved and hosting political forums, usually involving conservative candidates and conservative causes. The center is perhaps best known for introducing two versions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights — fiercely debated tax cap proposals rejected by voters in 2006 and

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Tarren Bragdon, chief executive officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, in his Portland office.

2009. Despite those defeats, the organization has continued to engage voters in traditional hot-button issues, including health care, education and taxes. The center’s position on taxes will sound familiar to voters. The organization says the state is overtaxed and unfriendly to business, and has rolled out several position papers to make its case. ���� ������ ������� ��� � ��������� ������ �

It has also fed the public’s oft-held suspicion that government is too wasteful. It recently published the names and salaries of every state employee on maineopengov. org, and linked it to the center’s homepage. According to the center, the site has received more than 100,000 unique visitors. Piotti and other critics, however, claim the center has cloaked itself as a “scholarly research center” while advancing policy embraced by the extreme right and Libertarianism, a movement currently marshaled nationally by factions of the tea party. The nonprofit organization also faces allegations that its increased involvement in this year’s gubernatorial election pushes, if not violates, the political lobbying limits allowed by its tax-exempt status. The center’s political activism is made more relevant after a recent report in The New Yorker magazine detailing the tea party’s billionaire benefactor, Koch Industries. The modern-day oil baron has funnelled millions into the nonprofit Americans for Prosperity group. According to the story, AFP is at the nexus of a national web of like-minded nonprofits set up as analysis centers to produce policy papers challenging climate science and regulation of the financial industry. Billed as education positions, the analysis papers ultimately benefit the organization’s anonymous corporate donors, the story says. The furor over AFP would seem distant from Maine politics if not for the group’s similarities to the Maine Heritage Policy Center. The connection is more than re-

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semblance: Two months ago AFP started a Maine chapter and began partnering with the policy center to hold activist training seminars. Further, AFP-Maine is headed by Trevor Bragdon, the brother of Tarren Bragdon, the 34-year-old chief executive officer of the policy center. Tarren Bragdon, a former two-term legislator from Bangor, deflected accusations about the center, saying they’re politics as usual and a byproduct of the organization’s successful engagement in state economic policy. “We’re confident in the integrity of the center and its work,” Bragdon said during an interview at the center’s headquarters in Portland. “If people want to attack us, that’s fine.” Despite hosting events with keynote speakers like Maine GOP gubernatorial hopeful Paul LePage and Marco Rubio, a tea party candidate from Florida running for U.S. Senate, Bragdon insists the center is as nonpartisan as its IRS filings say it is. “What we want to see is a particular policy enacted,” he said. “If a Republican does that, great. If it’s a Democrat, great. ... Obviously one party is going to align with our philosophy more often than the other.” Bragdon denies that the center’s policies are dictated by ideologies of the tea party or Libertarianism. “We’re not anarchists,” he said. “We’re continued page 26

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School Committee to urge parents not to turn over kids’ Social Security numbers By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The School Committee next week will consider a resolution opposing a new state program for tracking student performance by collecting Social Security numbers. This is the first year school districts are required by the state to ask parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers. The new program seeks to track student progress through their college years and into the workplace in an effort to improve public school curriculum. Although districts are required to ask for students for their Social Security numbers, the School Committee wants parents to know they are under no obligation to provide the information. “The important thing for parents to know right now is that there is no penalty for failing to provide your child’s Social Security number,” School Committee member Justin Costa said. Parents, including School Committee members with children in public schools, have expressed concern the new requirement will increase the likelihood of identity theft.

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“I will not be providing either of my children’s information when they come home,” said committee member Sarah Thompson, whose daughters are in the sixth and 11th grades. Thompson said she is concerned about identity theft, because the forms used to collect the numbers will pass through “many hands” and will be “wide open for all to see and record along the way.” “Young people and old alike fall prey to people looking to steal identities,” she said. “It is not to say that I do not trust the School Department and/or state, but it I do not trust that the information will be safe.” Costa and Thompson said the state already assigns unique identifiers to students, which could be used to track students through their school years. According to a draft of the resolution, each student’s Social Security number will be stored in a database that is accessible to not only the DOE, but also the state Department of Labor. The draft states that the Federal Trade

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Peter Leslie – the system made major improvements in customer service and was put on track to meet the mandated payoff date of 2028. Helped by favorable stock market returns, the system’s funding had gone as high as 79 percent 10 years ago, double where it was during its troubled period. A 2006 national study of state pension systems by the non-partisan Pew Center on the States said, “Maine has done an excellent job funding its pension system and is in far better shape than it was in the mid-’90s.” All was going as planned, except for one factor even a state constitution could not control: the stock market.

Investments miss the mark The pay-down schedule for the liability was based on averaging a 7.75 percent return on the system’s investments, about the same as other states, according to a national report. But the recession of the past few years and stock market losses meant the investments missed that mark. “We were positive to about 2.4 percent per year for the past 10 years, just a touch under inflation,” Leslie said, “but not nearly enough to meet our needed 7.75 percent.” That brought the funding level for the system down to about 60 percent, according to the system’s recent report to the Legislature. Leslie has done an inflation-adjusted analysis of the U.S. stock market that shows that the last decade was worse even than the 1930s, because in the ’30s market losses were tempered by deflation. Real growth in the ‘30s, he said, was up 20 percent, while the comparable number in the first decade of this century was down 24 percent. The system’s “portfolio was just hammered in this decade just finished,” Leslie said. “In my mind, that was the big story. I never expected America’s corporations to deliver to shareholders such a dismal, nega-

tive result for 10 years.” What the recent poor returns mean for the state’s taxpayers is that – because of the 1995 constitutional amendment – those losses have to be recovered in the next 10 years, plus the growth that was already part of the plan. The money for those payments will come from future investments (assuming they at least meet the 7.75 percent return): the contributions from the teachers’ and employees’ paychecks and the state’s annual contribution. But the state’s contribution may have to increase to the point that the pension expenditure could take up as much as 15 or 20 percent of the state budget. It already accounts for 10 percent, according to state budget records. And that may mean fewer dollars for other state programs. Sen. Peter Mill, R-Cornville, a member of the most recent pension study commission, said the needs of the system will conflict with other programs supported by Democrats, the party that has dominated state government for 30 years. “To a person of conservative disposition, what the left wing is doing to itself is, it gave away all those benefits to state employees and teachers,” he said. “Now these are eating up the social programs near and dear to them. And there’s no appetite for increasing taxes to deal with this sort of thing.”

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State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, writing on the House Republicans website, asked, “How did we get into such a predicament? That’s easy – politics. Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s and into the ‘80s, the teachers’ union and state employees’ union lobbied to expand the size of their pension without increasing the contributions. Their allies in the Legislature actually changed the laws to enlarge the pension payouts.” But another lawmaker, Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, who has been a legislator every year but two since 1965, sees it differently: “The last I checked, Democrats didn’t have much to say in the Legislature until 1974. The problems were all created by Republicans in the 1940s.” He said the Democrats made mistakes – “and I was part of it” – by going along with some of the moves made by Republican Gov. John McKernan in the 1990s, such as “going into the fund in order to balance the budget.” McKernan did not respond to a request for an interview. While some criticize his efforts, others interviewed said he also saved the state money by pushing through reductions in the pension benefits. Martin characterized improvements made when Democrats were the dominant party as, “We may have nickeled and dimed, but continued page 27


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Proponents begin campaign for elected Portland mayor By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — Civic leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning to announce support for electing a mayor. A commission elected to review the City Charter has recommended Portland switch to an elected, full-time mayor. The recommendation will go to voters in the form of a ballot question Nov. 2. Currently, a city councilor is chosen by other councilors to serve as mayor for a one-year term. The current position is basically that of council chairman. “We need someone whose job it will be to lead us,” said Portland Community Chamber President Ron Ward. “There needs to be the notion of accountability.” The Charter Commission has recommended voters be able to elect a mayor to serve a four-year term. The mayor would have an annual salary on par with other city employees (currently estimated at

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about $67,000) and have veto power over the budget. Supporters, however, feel the primary benefit of electing a mayor is that there will be a policy leader. Ward said the city often gets caught up in “endless process and gridlock.” “We need to move quickly to compete,” he said. “The current structure is not capable of that.” Pamela Plumb, the Charter Commission chairwoman and also a former city councilor and mayor, said that when the elected mayor issue has come up in the past she has always opposed it. But she said the new proposal clearly defines the roles of the mayor and the city manager, something that was missing from proposals in the 1970s and ‘80s. “The resistance historically was the

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PORTLAND — The League of Young Voters will host two forums this month with candidates for the state Legislature. The forum for candidates for state representative from Districts 113 through 117 is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Borealis Bread, 182 Ocean Ave. Candidates for Districts 118, 119 and 120 are expected at North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome at both events. For more information or to submit questions to ask the candidates, e-mail will@ theleague.com.

PORTLAND — The city and Hour Exchange Portland are sponsoring a beautification and clean-up day Saturday, Sept. 11, at Deering Oaks Park. The event is part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers can meet at the park bandstand at 1:30 p.m. The clean-up goes until 4 p.m. People are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring gloves. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

fear you will lose the professionalism in city government,” Plumb said. “I think we can find that balance.” Also among the supporters of an elected mayor is former City Manager Tim Honey, who held that position from 1977 to 1986. “It was a bit strange to have a new mayor come in every year,” Honey said. “There was a loss of continuity.” He said Portland government is much more complex than when he was in charge, and there is a need for real politi-

cal leadership. “This is not a radical departure,” Honey said. “More than 70 percent of cities in this country with a city manager (form of government) have an elected mayor.” The Elect Our Mayor campaign has a website, electourmayorportland.com, and plans to announce campaign events there as they are scheduled. So far, there is no organized opposition to the charter change. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net

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’Twas the night before school … ... And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for my 11-year-old, who had decided it was time to clean his room. The last day of my children’s previous school year was June 16. I do not have an advanced degree in mathematics, but by my calculations, this meant that they had 75 days of summer vacation in which to clean their rooms, sift through the remainders of the past school year that still loomed in their backpacks, and find their matching socks.

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you this so you can fully appreciate this mind-boggling tale. I had been urging Charles to clean his room since the day school ended last June. Perhaps if Charles ever slept in his own room, he would take this project more seriously. This is, admittedly, partially my fault. But I only have so much energy and only so much free time to decide how best to use it, so the whole room-cleaning thing just falls by the wayside.

So why is it that last Sandi Amorello night, at 10:52 p.m., Charles decided, of his own free will, that it was finally time to organize the nuclear disaster area that is also known as “his bedroom?” If you have been here in Maine for the past few days, and not vacationing in the Swiss Alps (which is where I myself would like to be, sitting atop a glacier, eating a nice hunk of cheese with some crunchy bread), you know that the heat has been stifling. Last night, I went to the beach for a walk to cool down around 6 p.m., and it was still an unacceptably hot temperature. Stifling heat is not the reason I moved to Maine. I moved to Maine to be cool. In a practical way, not in a Madison Avenue way. Hot weather makes me cranky. I only tell

I agree with the “choose your battles” method of parenting. I would rather engage in warfare over more important topics, like drinking, drug use, teenage pregnancy and not leaving half-eaten bowls of cereal in the living room. Room cleaning is at the bottom of my list. I have a life to live, too, and I did not sign up for an 18year tour of duty as a nagging, cranky, frustrated single mommy. Yet, at some moments, that is what I turn into. Back to the cleaning incident. So, it’s been hot here in Maine. And it was the day before school was swinging back into session, and I had allowed Ophelia, Harold and Charles to hang out at the beach with their friends to enjoy their final afternoon of freedom. This was probably an error, since we then found ourselves grocery shopping for school luncheon supplies at 7:30 p.m, buying up the last of the available notebooks at CVS at 8:15, and were finally back home, having dinner at 8:40. I then allowed them to watch “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as a final end-of-summer hurrah.

They had been saving it for this special occasion. As I sat in our non-air-conditioned living room, watching the beginning of the movie with them, I realized that perhaps Matthew Broderick was a bit too perfect a role model for Charles, but I think the seeds are already planted.

I was exhausted, and moved upstairs to my bedroom, where I proceeded to lay with a fan blowing hot air over my body, and a cold washcloth draped over my forehead, happily listening to my children laughing downstairs at Ferris Bueller’s brilliant attempts to outsmart the school administration. The next thing I knew, I awakened to quite a commotion coming from Charles’ room, and then Charles himself was standing beside my bed, with a pair of bongo drums in hand. Pride swelled from his every pore as he spoke of two Hefty bags, filled with “stuff” he wanted to get rid of.

It was then that I realized he had finally gotten the self-motivation necessary to do what I had been asking him to do for 75 days: clean his room. A whole eight hours and 27 minutes before the school bus was due to arrive. That’s my boy.

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Connecting the dots in public education By Beth Schultz Most people aren’t fans of No Child Left Behind or federal government intervention in public education. Often one hears that NCLB had caused “teaching to the test” and narrowing of the curriculum. Strangely, the state government is poised to enact national testing, and the public is oddly silent on this huge transformation in public education. Maine is considering the adoption of the Common Core State Standards. These will replace our current state standards and once again, change the testing in Maine’s public schools. There is no doubt that our standards need improvement. They received a C grade from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. The point is that local school boards and the state are free to improve upon our state standards, without signing onto the Common Core State Standards. Massachusetts has some of the best state standards. They are free to the public for any state to adopt. Initially, I was in favor of the Common Core State Standards, until I started connecting the dots. The federal government is making it clear that the adoption of the state standards is a state initiative. But is it really? The U.S. Department of Education tied Race to the Top federal money to the adoption of the CCSS. And then there is the “nationalizing of testing” to come in 2014. Suddenly, states like Maine are passing leg-

islation to request that parents provide the schools with their child’s Social Security number. There are clear benefits to collecting data and analyzing it, but do we risk having our children’s testing data attached to their Social Security number? Will this data be used to track individual teacher performance? Will “nationalized testing” cause an explosion of teaching to the test? Is a nationalized curriculum in other subjects around the corner? Will parents need to go to the federal government with concerns about curriculum, instead of to their local school board? Will home-schoolers and private schools need to adhere to nationalized testing if they take government funding? What will the long-term cost of the transition to national standards be? Who is writing these national exams? The adoption of the CCSS made headlines in Massachusetts because many felt it was a mistake. Gov. Patrick didn’t reappoint state board members who planned to vote against the adoption of the CCSS. Some states have made it clear that they will not adopt the standards. What do they know that we don’t? For those of you who love to compare the U.S. to Canada, take a look at their education system. Few know how well they outperform us on international testing. The 2006 PISA mathematics testing results have Canada ranked fifth out of 57, while the U.S. ranked 32nd. In 2006, Canada ranked third in Science, while the U.S. ranked 24th.

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Canada must spend more than us on education, right? No, they spend less. They must have “nationalized” education like their health care? No again. While the U.S. has seen decades of increasing federal intervention and control of education policy, the federal government in Canada has essentially no role in K-12 education. Control of public education is left to the individual provinces. Many provinces have a publicly supported private school system (including vouchers for religious and private schools that adhere to the provincial curriculum). Before Maine adopts the Common Core State Standards, the public should ask if there are safeguards in place to prevent increased national control of public education. The public has until Sept. 10 to share their views on Maine’s adoption of these standards. I encourage parents to contact your state legislators, including the governor, to discuss this issue with them. Ask our gubernatorial candidates about their position on the issue. Public comments regarding the Common Core State Standards can be submitted by e-mail to the Department of Education at jaci.holmes@maine.gov or wanda. monthey@maine.gov.

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Lawsuit threat produces plenty of smoke, no fire Whether you agree or not with the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s ideology, there’s no disputing its ability to use the press to its advantage. Although there’s a long-standing rule of thumb in journalism that lawsuits aren’t stories until the paperwork is actually filed in court, many Maine news organizations fell over themselves a couple weeks ago in a race to cover the center’s threat to sue the city of Portland after the city required a college student who offers golf cart rides on Peaks Island to be a licensed taxi driver and carry commercial insurance. The MHPC has not filed a lawsuit against the city.

What it did was seize an opportunity to advance its anti-government platform by staging a press conference to try to bully the city into backing down. The press took the bait, with front-page stories and top-of-the-hour TV coverage that only abetted the center’s attempt to coerce the city. The MHPC followed up the next day with an e-mail blast to its followers that included an embedded video from one TV station, links to several other stories and some over-the-top rhetoric. The message urged the center’s backers to give a piece of their mind to councilors who voted for the regulations, “flood” newspaper editorial pages with letters warning the

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Arizona on my mind My brother-in-law Warren was here from Tucson last week for his annual homecoming visit. In one of the rare moments when he wasn’t eating Italian sandwiches (which you can’t get in Arizona) or body surfing (which you The Universal can’t do in Arizona) at Scarborough Beach, I asked him to explain Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, the hugely controversial anti-immigration law. Warren is not a political animal, nor is he as liberal as I am, but his Arizona resident’s perspective on SB 1070 confirmed my own remote view of it – it’s just another bogus Edgar Allen Beem conservative initiative designed to rile up base Republicans. SB 1070, Warren told me, is a convenient diversion from the fact that the economy and the education system in Arizona are in a mess. The state Legislature can’t do anything about real problems, so it manufactures phony ones. Illegal immigrants are not a major problem in Arizona. Supporters of SB 1070 would have us believe that the state is overrun by illegals, beset by a crime wave, and the federal government won’t do anything about it. In fact, illegal border crossings are declining rapidly (right along with the U.S. economy), the violent crime rate in Arizona is the lowest it’s been since 1971 and the property crime rate is the lowest

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it’s been since 1966. Fortunately, SB 1070 arrived on the national stage already identified as a terrible idea. The federal government filed suit and a federal judge issued an injunction against its most draconian provisions. To begin with, SB 1070 would essentially mandate racial profiling, directing law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of anyone stopped for any sort of infraction if they suspected they might be illegals. Conservatives, who love to crow about the erosion of individual liberties, don’t seem to mind the idea of a police state as long as it doesn’t apply to them. But, of course, it would. How are you going to tell the legal from the illegal immigrants, the residents from the non-residents, the U.S. citizens from the foreign nationals unless you check everyone’s papers? Hey, and why stop in Arizona? Maine has an international border. How would you feel if Maine state police asked everyone with a Franco-American accent or surname to prove they are American citizens? Talk that over at your next tea party. Just to confirm Warren’s assertion that illegal immigrants were not a problem in Arizona (they work hard at jobs American’s don’t want, keep their heads down, and don’t commit crimes), I checked in with my old friend Randy, who edits a newspaper in Flagstaff. Randy told me that the Flagstaff City Council has unanimously opposed SB 1070 as an unfounded state mandate. Newspapers in Flagstaff, Tucson and Phoenix have all editorialized against the measure. Even law enforcement officials are opposed to it, arguing that it would distract them from real issues and make it harder to

Beware the wind-sprawl lawyers I question Karen Tilberg’s bias for the Governor’s Wind Power Task Force. I found Naomi Schalit’s articles to be well-researched and factual. I wonder if the Redington support was won by giving away other parts of the state for wind sprawl. Lincoln’s zoning was not in need of review. Wind sprawl is prohibited in rural residential zones. It may be permitted in the

get cooperation from the Hispanic community. What all the wild complaints about the estimate 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. (500,000 in Arizona) usually fail to note is that the vast majority of those people entered the U.S. legally. What’s needed is comprehensive immigration reform, amnesty, and a path to citizenship for all those illegal immigrants who are necessary for the U.S. labor market. Even Arizona Sen. John McCain used to understand and support that, but now that there’s GOP political hay to be made bashing immigrants, he’s bashing away with the best (or worst) of them. The worst, of course, is Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. She was lukewarm on SB 1070 until she discovered it was an issue she could ride to re-election. Then she became Miss Anti-Immigrant 2010. But it looks now as though Brewer’s SB 1070 crusade may backfire. Turns out SB 1070 will greatly benefit the Corrections Corp. of America (CCA), the company that runs private prisons in Arizona. And, oh by the way, two of Brewer’s top advisers worked for CCA; one a lobbyist, the other a publicist. Why didn’t I think of that? It’s all about the money, as it usually is with conservatives. Pretend to be populist while you do the bidding of Corporate America. SB 1070 is not about illegal immigration or crime; it’s about filling privatized prison cells. By the way, next time you see Gov. Brewer on television, see if she reminds you of anyone. To me, beneath that frosted bouffant, she’s a dead ringer for the Wicked Witch of the West. Oh what a world! What a world! 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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8/31 at 12 a.m. Ahmed Haji-Hersi, 36, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Richard Ray on Park Avenue on a charge of public drinking. 8/31 at 1 a.m. Robert Haskell, 19, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Daniel Townsend on Dartmouth Street on a charge of indecent conduct. 8/31 at 8 a.m. Abdi Hassan, 19, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Richard Ray on Park Avenue on charges of public drinking and violation of bail conditions. 8/31 at 8 a.m. Bashir Hersi, 51, no address listed, was arrested by Officer Richard Ray on Park Avenue on charges of criminal trespass and public drinking. 8/31 at 1 a.m. Dobromir Karakitukov, 43, of South Portland, was arrested by Officer Dan Aguilera on Dana Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/31 at 12 a.m. Michael Senter, 49, of Lynn, Mass., was arrested by Officer Dan Knight on Fore Street on charges of assault, residential and commercial burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, refusing to submit to arrest, theft and violation of conditional release. 9/1 at 10 a.m. Thomas Armstead, 33, no address listed, was arrested by Officer Daniel Knight on Grant Street on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. 9/1 at 12 a.m. Aaron Bickford, 25, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Michael Galietta on Congress Street on charges of obstructing government administration and refusing to submit to arrest. 9/1 at 11 p.m. Danny Bolden, 47, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Heather Brown on Cumberland Avenue on a charge of assault. 9/1 at 3 p.m. Joseph Bowie, 22, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on

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from previous page Veranda Street on a charge of theft. 9/1 at 11 a.m. Cori-Anne Chambers, 20, of Buxton, was arrested by Officer Stephen Black on Grant Street on a charge of theft. 9/1 at 1 a.m. Henry Jean-Lord, 23, no address given, was arrested by Officer Michael Galietta on Allen Avenue on a charge of operating without a license. 9/1 at 5 p.m. Devin Johnson, 22, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Middle Street on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. 9/1 at 8 a.m. Forrest Lancaster, 32, of Portland, was arrested by Officer John Morin on Greenleaf Street on a charge of violation of bail conditions. 9/1 at 4 p.m. Michael Nelson, 33, of Portland,

was arrested by Officer Nicholas Goodman on Congress Street on charges of disorderly conduct and violation of bail conditions. 9/1 at 8 p.m. James Rich, 30, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Thien Duong on Grant Street on a charge of failure to stop for an officer. 9/1 at 11 p.m. Robert Shepard, 21, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Laurence Smith on Danforth Street on charges of assault, obstructing the report of a crime/injury and terrorizing. 9/2 at 11 p.m. Mohamed Abdi, 29, of Denver, Colo., was arrested by Officer Christian Stickney on Front Street on charges of interfering with a police K9 and obstructing government administration. 9/2 at 4 a.m. Andrew Merriam, 41, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Chris Dyer on Congress Street on a charge of theft of services. 9/2 at 11 p.m. Larry Sauve, 53, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Robert Foss on Congress Street on a charge of terrorizing. 9/2 at 5 p.m. Scott Smith, 35, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jay Twomey on High Street on a charge of violation of protection order.

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Ronald E. Hamilton, 64: Vietnam War veteran STANDISH — Ronald Earl Hamilton, 64, died Aug. 28, surrounded by loved ones at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. On June 27, 1946, he was born in Portland, a son of Margaret E. Pelton Hamilton and James W. Pelton, and attended Portland schools. Hamilton After he graduated from Portland High School in 1964, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years

and was stationed in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. In 1978 he graduated from the University of Southern Maine. Over the years, Ronald worked for SMART Child and Family Services in Windham and for the Maine Judicial Branch at the administrative office of the courts in Portland, where he retired in April 2009 for health reasons. He was a member of Presumpscot Lodge 70 A.F. and A.M. in Windham. His brother Stephen Pelton predeceased him.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Christine (Tarbox) Hamilton; a niece, Satoria Pelton-Angulo and her husband Michael, and a nephew, Justice Pelton and his wife Jennifer; a grandniece, Anna Sofia, and three grandnephews, Justice, Brosnan and Arcadian. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the funeral home.

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Deering beats Portland on late TD in season opener (Ed. Note: For additional photos from this game, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND—The Deering football team entered the 2010 season as an afterthought in parity-ridden Western Class A. After losing their final six contests in 2009, then getting crushed by Portland in the teams’ annual Thanksgiving Day showdown, the Rams were seeking a measure of revenge when the longtime rivals brought up the curtain on a new season Friday night at Fitzpatrick Stadium. After a lackluster first half, Deering came alive in the second and at gutcheck time, thanks in large part to the heroics of senior quarterback Jamie Ross, had all the answers. After the host Bulldogs tied the score on a electrifying 92yard touchdown pass from senior Imadhi Zagon to junior Michael Herrick with 4:25 remaining, the Rams took over at their 2 and appeared to be in deep trouble, but Ross’ running and passing led them down the field and with 14.8 seconds left, Ross capped an epic 16-play, 98-yard, 4 minute, 9 second drive by bursting in for a 2-yard TD which gave Deering an inspirational 21-14 triumph. “We’re not looking for respect to be handed to us,” said Ross, alluding to his team’s lack of attention in the preseason. “We have to earn everything we get. We hoped to see more positive things about Deering, but we haven’t earned it. This our hunt for a little respect and to make a name for ourselves.”

To the finish Deering has been a perennial playoff contender this decade, but after starting 2-0 a year ago, everything fell apart and despite being competitive in almost every game, it lost the rest of them to wind up 2-6. Portland, meanwhile, returning to prominence and went 5-3 before losing a 25-19 quarterfinal round heartbreaker to Bonny Eagle in the quarterfinals. The last time the city rivals squared off was Thanksgiving Day, when the Bulldogs cruised, 41-6. This one would be tight throughout and both squads showed glimpses of the playoff teams they hope to become. Portland got the ball first, but

Deering - 0 0 14 7 - 21 Portland - 7 0 0 7 - 14 First quarter P- Zagon 8 run (Cabonovic kick) Second quarter No scoring Third quarter D- Lowry 62 pass from Ross (Ross kick) D- Ross 16 run (Ross kick) Fourth quarter P- Herrick 92 pass from Zagon (Cabonovic kick) D- Ross 2 run (Ross kick)

gave it up immediately as Zagon couldn’t handle the snap, fumbled and Rams senior Devon Fitzgerald pounced on it at the Bulldogs 11. Deering’s golden opportunity went by the wayside, however, when on third down from the 17, Ross’ pass was intercepted by a leaping Portland junior Seamus Kilbride. The Bulldogs then drove 96 yards to take the lead. Zagon got his team some breathing room when he raced 48 yards before caught from behind by Rams junior Renaldo Lowry. Steady running from Zagon and senior Andrew Poston got the hosts close and on second-andgoal, Zagon scored on an 8-yard

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Deering senior Jamie Ross crosses the end zone with the winning touchdown Friday night. His score with just under 15 seconds to go gave the Rams a 21-14 victory over fierce rival Portland in the teams’ season opener.

scamper. Senior Feliks Cobanovic added the extra point and midway through the first period, Portland was up, 7-0. A sack from senior Caleb Kenney helped the Bulldogs’ defense force a three-and-out on the next

Deering series. The Rams then forced a punt and took over a their 33 to start the second period, but Deering’s offense continued to struggle, gaining just eight yards before punting away. The teams then traded punts be-

fore Portland appeared to extend its lead on a 54-yard run from sophomore Nick Volger, but a holding penalty negated the score. The Bulldogs gave the ball up on a Zagon fumble and at last, the

Cheverus romps in opener TDs on first two plays set tone in 40-6 win over Gorham By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND—The Cheverus High football team, coming off a season which saw it fall one point shy of the state final, was hoping to make an immediate splash in 2010. Mission accomplished. Friday afternoon at Boulos Stadium, the Stags left no doubt that they intend to be a top Western Class A contender from start to finish this fall, scoring on their first two offensive plays, racking up 23 first quarter points and cruising to a dominating-inall-facets 40-6 victory over the Gorham Rams. By the time the game was 3 minutes, 47 seconds old, junior Spencer Cooke had rumbled 45-yards for one TD, senior Evan Jendrasko raced 57-yards

for another and senior quarterback Peter Gwilym converted a pair of two-point conversion runs to set the tone. “We played well, we were ready to play,” said Cheverus coach John Wolfgram. “I thought we played well from the very beginning. We came out with a nice tempo. It’s an important win for us. It establishes momentum for us. We made the first step.”

Back for more Cheverus went 6-2 in the regular season in 2009, then blanked Biddeford 21-0 in the quarterfinals and shocked Thornton Academy 36-7 in the semis. The Stags took an early lead at eventual state champion Windham in the regional final amid absolutely horrific weather conditions, but the Eagles converted a long second drive to eke out a 7-6 victory, ending Cheverus’ year at 8-3. This year’s team returns several key players, including Cooke, Jendrasko and Gwilym, the school’s 2009 Fall Male

Gorham - 6 0 0 0 - 6 Cheverus - 23 17 0 0 - 40 First quarter C- Cooke 45 run (Gwilym rush) C- Jendrasko 57 run (Gwilym rush) G- Kilborn 38 run (run failed) C- Gwilym 5 run (DiStasio kick) Second quarter C- Cooke 60 run (DiStasio kick) C- Gwilym 1 run (DiStasio kick) C- DiStasio 35 field goal Third quarter No scoring Fourth quarter No scoring

Athlete of the Year. Wolfgram, our Coach of the Year in 2009, has a decades-long reputation for greatness and he now has a squad worthy of being mentioned among the elite. Friday, in a game moved up nearly 24 hours because of the threat of Hurricane Earl, the Stags showed everyone on-hand why they should be considered a championship contender. Gorham went four-and-out on its opening series, falling just shy of a first down on a fourth-

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and-2 run and Cheverus took over at the Rams’ 45. Cooke got the call, broke through the line and outran the pursuit down the right sideline for his team’s initial touchdown of the season. Gwilym then ran in the two-point conversion, beating the defense to the left pylon, and it was 8-0 just 1 minute, 58 seconds in. On the third play of Gorham’s next possession, Gwilym intercepted a pass and had a long return that was partially nullified by a blocking in the back penalty. Regardless, the Stags began at their 43 and promptly found the end zone again when Jendrasko broke a tackle, cut back, broke another tackle, then found paydirt. “It was great,” Jendrasko said.”(Scoring on my first carry) happened last year too. My line threw great blocks. They played hard the whole game.” Gwilym’s second two-point conversion run (this time to the

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Cheverus from previous page right pylon) made it a 16-0 contest. The Rams embarked on their lone scoring drive the next time they had the ball. Starting at their 14, Gorham moved 86 yards in eight plays. A 12-yard run from junior Nick Kilborn and an 11-yard pass to Kilborn, with a roughing the passer penalty added on, got the visitors into Cheverus territory. Kilborn finished the march with a 38-yard TD scamper. Gwilym and senior A.J. Bennett combined to stuff junior Nick Chabot’s two-point run attempt and the Stags had a 16-6 lead with 4:33 to go in the quarter. On its next series, Cheverus actually had to run nine plays to score, but it got back to the end zone when Gwilym scored from 5 yards out with just 3 seconds to go. Junior Louie DiStasio booted the point after and the Stags had a commanding 23-6 advantage after one period. After forcing a punt on Gorham’s first possession of the second quarter, Cheverus got the ball back at its 40. Cooke got the handoff, raced up the middle untouched, then raced down the left sideline to the end zone for another long scoring run. “Our backfield is our strength this year,” Jendrasko said. “We have to recycle our backs and keep it fresh.” DiStasio’s extra point made it 30-6 with 10:25 to go in the half. Junior Cam Olson had an interception on the first play of the Rams’ next series and Gwilym made the visitors pay when his 1-yard run capped an eight-play, 29yard march. DiStasio’s point after gave the Stags a 37-6 advantage. After a Gorham fumble was recovered by Bennett, the Cheverus starters came out of the game. Sophomore Liam Fitzpatrick led the team on one last scoring drive which culminated with a 35-yard DiStasio field goal, making it 40-6 at halftime. The Stags had a 256-134 advantage in first half yardage and forced three turn-

overs, while never giving the ball away. “We might be undersized, but we’re scrappy and we have a lot of heart,” Jendrasko said. “We had young guys step up and that’s what we needed. We need to play with maturity and poise and that’s what we did today.” The second half featured a lot of reserves and a running clock and neither team was able to score. One final defensive stand slammed the door and Cheverus improved to 1-0 with the 40-6 victory. “We got contributions from a lot of people and defensively, we played well also,” said Wolfgram. “Gorham’s a big, physical team. We’re not really that big, but I thought we stood up to them very well.” For the game (even though they played less than a half) Cooke had 118 yards and two scores on six carries, Jendrasko managed 89 yards and a score on six carries and Gwilym rushed for 20 yards and two TDs on three attempts. Sophomore Brent Green showed promise off the bench, gaining 50 yards on 12 rushes. The Stasg outgained the Rams (who were led by Kilborn’s 72 yards and a TD on seven carries), 274-196 and forced four turnovers, while giving the ball away just once.

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Cheverus will go to Windham Friday night for an important early-season showdown. The Eagles began their title defense Friday with a 13-6 loss at South Portland. Opinions are mixed about the revenge factor. “I haven’t thought about it a lick,” Wolfgram said. “I know they’re a very good team, very well coached. We’ll show up to play.” “I can’t wait,” Jendrasko said. “I’ve thought about it every day since last year. It’s definitely going to be a challenge. It’s always fun to play in a hostile environment at night.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

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Soccer wins for Cheverus, McAuley highlight opening weekend By Michael Hoffer While the 2010 high school football season began with a flourish (please see stories), the rest of the fall slate is also either underway or just about to start. Here’s an early glimpse:

Boys’ soccer The Cheverus boys’ soccer team made an early splash Friday when it went to Gorham, one of the top contenders in Western A, and pulled out a 3-2 victory. Junior Elliot Maker scored twice and classmate Nick Melville added the third goal, while senior goalkeeper Peter Pothoff made several clutch saves to preserve the win. The Stags looked to make it 2-0 when they hosted Marshwood Tuesday. Thursday, Cheverus is home with Sanford. Highly-touted Portland started its season with a roar Saturday, routing visiting Thornton Academy, 5-1, behind a balanced attack. The Bulldogs went up 2-0 at the half behind tallies from freshman Tony Yekah (assisted by junior Alan Tuyuishime and junior Brett O’Kelly) and sophomore Tim Rovnak (assisted by senior standout Fazal Nabi). In the second half, Portland put it away as Nabi (assisted by senior Ralph Houanche), Tuyuishime (assisted by Nabi and senior Nick Rovnak) and Yekah again (assisted by junior Paley Burlin) scored. Senior goalkeeper Taylor Mannix stopped a pair of shots. Portland faced a huge test Tuesday night when it hosted two-time defending Class A state champion Scarborough, which was riding a 37-match win streak (please see theforecaster.net for the game story and photos). Last year, in the semifinals, the Red Storm eliminated the Bulldogs, 7-2. Saturday, Portland visits Windham. Deering is 0-1 after falling, 1-0, at Sanford Saturday. The Rams hoped to get in the win column Tuesday when they hosted Windham. Saturday, Deering goes to Massabesic. Waynflete, due to the school’s Outdoor Experience program, doesn’t open until Saturday, when it hosts Poland.

Girls’ soccer On the girls’ side, Cheverus also enjoyed a big win at Gorham, its longtime nemesis. The Rams have eliminated the Stags from the playoffs in four of the past five seasons, including last year’s quarterfinal in OT, but this time around, Cheverus had the answers. After freshmen Abby Maker gave

the Stags a lead at halftime with a goal, Gorham tied it early in the second half, but sophomore Hannah Noonan came right back with a goal and the Stags held on to beat the Rams for the first time. “I was very pleased,” said Cheverus coach Dan LaVallee. “Most of the girls understood the significance of it so they were pumped. It was like a playoff feel. It made it even sweeter to win there. I hate that field. “It was an extremely even game. Gorham could have won it. It’s exactly what you’d expect. They pressured a lot and we had to hold them off for the last 35 minutes. I’d argue we played a better second half.” The Stags are home against Marshwood Wednesday and welcome South Portland Friday. “It’s a very even league this year,” said LaVallee. “You have to show up every single game.” McAuley also got off to a great start, beating Portland for the first time in a long time, 2-0. Catherine Lake and Shelby Bryant had the goals. Sophomore keeper Molly Miller did the rest, stopping eight shots as the Lions won their opener for the first time since 2005 and downed the Bulldogs for the first time in Portland coach Dave Levasseur’s nine seasons. McAuley hoped to keep the good times rolling when it hosted Biddeford Tuesday. Saturday, the Lions play at Massabesic. The Bulldogs have a tough test Wednesday when they go to preseason favorite Scarborough. Friday, they’re home against Windham. Deering won its opener, 2-0, at Sanford, earning a measure of revenge from last year’s playoff loss to the Redskins on penalty kicks. Freshman Alexis Elowitch got the scoring started (assisted by junior Alexis Sivovlos). Sivovlos also set up the second goal, scored by freshman Cole Spike. Senior keeper Jen Lynch stopped eight shots. The Rams are home with Gorham Wednesday and welcome Noble Friday. Waynflete began its season Tuesday with a home match versus Old Orchard Beach. Wednesday, the Flyers welcome defending Class B champion York (please see theforecaster.net for a game story).

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Ross said. “The receivers helped me and made big catches. We did what we needed to do to win. It was tough. We knew we had time to score. The first thing I said in the huddle was, ‘We’re tied, not losing. Let’s do our thing.’ We went down and scored. I wanted the ball. I guess I just cleaned up.” Ross’ extra point made it 21-14. Portland had one last chance, starting from its 35, but Zagon threw incomplete on first down and his last-ditch bomb was intercepted by Lowry. Deering then exulted over its inspirational victory. “It’s unbelievable,” Hardy said. “We had a rough season last season and (Portland) beat us up pretty good in the Turkey Bowl. We had to come back and prove we’re contenders. In the second half we put everything together. Running and passing. We drove downfield. It was determination. Because of the season we had last year, I don’t think we get a lot of respect.” Ross, after going 3-for-11 for 17 yards and an interception in the first half, wound up 11-for-23 for 166 yards, the pick and a touchdown. He also rushed for 93 yards and two scores on 19 carries. “(Jamie’s) just unbelievable,” Hardy said. “Unreal.” “We need to keep playing like this,” Ross added. “We have to play well in the first half and not start slow. We were lucky. We could have been down by a lot more, given up, but we stuck it out. We started to get more push up front. We were nervous in the first half, including me. We settled down. The run opened up the pass. The pass opened up the run. We fed off each other.” Hardy had four catches for 55 yards. Lowry grabbed six balls for 101 yards and a TD. Doyle had the other reception, good for 10 yards. DiBiase finished with 36 yards on 10 rushes. The Rams mustered 282 yards of offense continued next page

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from previous page (with 266 coming in the second half and 98 of those at the most opportune time), only turned the ball over once and were penalized just three times for 15 yards. Portland left the field knowing it did itself in. Not only did the Bulldogs fail to build on their lead in the first half or stop Deering when it mattered in the second, they were penalized seven times for 123 yards and had a touchdown called back. “It was a great high school football game for an opener, but it’s a tough loss,” said longtime Portland coach Mike Bailey. “We left points on the board in the first half and couldn’t get off the field in the second half. We didn’t finish it off or make the big plays at the end when we had to. It’s a young secondary and we have to get better. Ross got going. We got out of position a little bit. They made some adjustments. They have veteran receivers and I have a green secondary. We’ll get better.” Zagon finished with 180 yards and a score on 25 carries, but he did fumble twice. Through the air, he went 1-for-6, good for 92 yards and a TD, with a pair of interceptions. “We have to get better throwing the football,” Bailey said. “I think we did a great job on Imadhi,” Ross said. “He has great open field speed like none other. He’s big and strong. Our defense did a great job.” Volger finished with 43 yards on six carries. Poston ran for 20 yards on eight attempts. Herrick had the lone reception, good for the highlight-reel 92-yard touchdown. “That was a great play,” Bailey said. “(Mike’s) got great acceleration.” Portland had 328 yards of offense, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.

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The Bulldogs look to get healthy next Friday night, but they’ll have a daunting task as they go to perennial powerhouse Bonny Eagle, which routed Westbrook, 35-0, Friday night. Last year, in addition to the playoff loss, Portland fell, 27-14, at home to the Scots. Bailey is confident his team will respond to the challenge. “We’ll be there,” he said. “There were a lot of pluses (tonight). A lot of season left. It’s a tough league.” As exhilarating as this win was for Deering, it’s not overdoing the celebration after the way things went a year ago. The Rams will crave the sensation for a night, then turn their attention to Gorham, where they play next Friday. A year ago, Deering drubbed the other Rams, 35-12, at home. “It’s definitely wide open this year,” Ross

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said. “We don’t want to repeat last year. This is one win. We have at least seven more games. We hope to be in the playoffs and be in the hunt for a Gold Ball. We’ll see where this goes. It’s going to be a different season.”

The always-elusive Imadhi Zagon, Portland’s standout senior, eludes the tackle of Deering junior Nick DiBiase Friday night.

“We have to take it one win at a time,” Hardy added. “We hope we can stop Gorham next.” Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

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Cross country Local Class A runners expected to start their season last Thursday at the SMAA Relays at Thornton Academy, but the excessive heat forced that meet to be canceled. As a result, Cheverus opens Friday when it hosts Biddeford and Windham. Deering is home with Massabesic and Westbrook Saturday. McAuley (with Kennebunk and Sanford) goes to Gorham Saturday. Portland (with Bonny Eagle) visits Noble Saturday. Waynflete’s first meet is Friday at Yarmouth.

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Roundup Maine Premier Lax offers fall league

Maine Elite Lacrosse offers league for youngsters

Maine Premier Lacrosse will offer its high school fall league Sundays through Oct. 31 at Memorial Field at Deering High in Portland. Girls play from 6 to 7 p.m., boys from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $160, which includes team jerseys. FMI, 671-2421 or mainepremierlax.com.

Maine Elite Lacrosse is hosting boys’ and girls’ grades 3-8 short-sided 4v4 format games on Sundays through Oct. 31 at Deering High’s Memorial Field. The price is $180. FMI, maineelitelacrosse.com.

Portland Rec women’s soccer champ crowned

Waynflete hosting cross country race

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Waynflete School will host a boys’ and girls’ one-mile cross country race for kids 14-and-under, Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Fore River Fields. Girls start at 10 a.m. Boys race at 10:15 a.m. The fee is $15. FMI, call 774-5721.

U-14, U-16 and U-18 tryouts for the 2011 RipTide ASA softball season will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greely Road Field in Cumberland. Registration fee is $300 for the five-tournament schedule.

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Southern Maine Community College will induct two new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 10. Patrick Shaw, men’s soccer, Class of 2005, and the 1972 men’s basketball team will be inducted. Shaw scored 57 goals and added 29 assists, which rank first in program history. He was a two-time USCAA All-American. The ‘72 men’s basketball team went 30-3 and won a conference championship, setting a school record for victories. The team included Brian Cousins, Walter Dearborn, Richard Fecteau, Ron Landry, Dave Leavitt, Reggie Mains, Tom McGonagle, Bill Mershimer, Jim Stacy, Gary White and the late John Reed. John Dakin was the coach. The induction ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the school’s Culinary Arts Banquet Room. Tickets are $15. FMI, 741-5927 or mrichards@smccme.edu.

The Portland Porpoise Swim Club will hold assessments and registration for new swimmers Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Riverton Community Center in Portland, for school-aged children interested in competitive swimming. There will also be a high school prep program from Sept. 12 through Nov. 14, focusing primarily on stroke technique and drills, as well as general aerobic conditioning. FMI, matt@portlandporpoises.com.

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Marijuana from page 1 six plants for patients and serve up to five patients. CCM believes the state should not have chosen organizations with out-ofstate origins to open state dispensaries. Macisso said he does not think dispensaries should have any out-of-state ties and that directors of dispensaries should have to prove they’ve been Maine residents for a minimum of five years. Northeast Patients Group was tapped by the state to open four dispensaries, including the Portland dispensary. The group is affiliated with Berkeley Patients Group of California.

www.theforecaster.net Setting up a network for patients and caregivers allows Mainers to get in on the new medical marijuana business. “It’s like buying local,” Macisso said. “We’re helping to start ancillary businesses as well.” CCM will charge a membership fee to caregivers and in exchange those caregivers will be connected with patients, walked through the state application process and offered continuing education classes with horticulturalists and experienced hydroponics growers. The benefit Macisso said he thinks will have the most impact, though, is an online social network CCM is establishing. It will allow caregivers to connect online to share information about growing tech-

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niques and experiences. “It’s a virtual collective,” he said. A network will also be set up for patients using CCM’s services. Patient services through CCM are free. In addition to matching people with growers, CCM also has a network of physicians to share with people hoping to obtain a doctor’s certification. “If someone contacts us from, say, Machias, we’ll look in our network and find a doctor for them there,” Macisso said. If the person obtains a certification from the doctor for medical marijuana, then CCM hooks them up with a grower.

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The patient will meet with the caregiver one-on-one to discuss their arrangement, including prices. The caregiver is also expected to go over the different strains of marijuana available, as different medical conditions benefit from different strains. “There are people in Maine with experience growing,” Macisso said. “When the state decided to award 50 percent of dispensary operations to out-of-state groups they cut Mainers out.” CCM has a website with information for patients and caregivers, mainemedmarijuana.com. The site also lists conditions eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net


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Maine Cancer Foundation awards $723K in grants PORTLAND — The Maine Cancer Foundation announced that it has awarded $723,360 in grant monies this year. The total dollar amount distributed by the Foundation this year was twice as much as last year, thanks to increased success in fundraising. Eight proposals out of 19 submissions were selected to receive a total $649,140 in cancer research funding.

The Maine Medical Center Research Institute received funding for three research projects totalling $243,640. The Jackson Laboratory received $247,500 in grant money for three research projects. The University of Maine was granted $80,000 for a study by Andre Khalil, Ph.D. The Maine Center for Cancer Medicine received $78,000 for a study led by Dr. Matthew Dugan. In addition, the Maine Cancer Foundation awarded grants totaling $74,220 to 12 cancer education and patient support programs across Maine.

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‘Jolly John’ sells car dealership SACO — John Pulsifer, owner of Jolly John Chrysler Dodge Jeep on Route 1 in Saco, has recently sold the car dealership

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to Bill Waldron, owner of Portland Volvo and Portland Saab in Scarborough. Waldron began operating the dealership on Sept. 1, and will continue using the Jolly John name until the official franchise transfer approval is authorized by the factory and the sale is finalized, which is expected to happen before the end of the year.

United Way kicks off annual campaign

PORTLAND — The United Way of Greater Portland launched its 82nd annual campaign Aug. 31 at a Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field in Portland. continued next page

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from previous page The 2010 campaign chair, Michael Stoddard, senior vice president and growth manager at People’s United Bank, threw the first pitch, while United Way staffers, employee campaign managers, members of the campaign cabinet, business leaders and other campaign volunteers filled the general admission seats wearing t-shirts with the campaign logo, Live United. For further information about United Way of Greater Portland and its annual fundraising campaign, please visit unitedwaygp.org.

Portland Chamber elects new board, officers PORTLAND — The Portland Regional Chamber recently elected its 2010-2011 officers and named new members of the board of directors. The new officers include Anne Gauthier of National Semiconductor, chair; Jim Cohen of Verrill Dana, LLP, vice chair; and Al Swallow of Maine Medical Center, treasurer. Board members for 2010-2011 are Jim Elkins, Jim Erwin, Jeremy Fischer, Kevin Freeman, Jim Harnden, Steve Hewins, Jay Kiel, Sandra Lipsey, Chris Lynch, Harold Pachios, Ed Palmer, Brian Petrovek, Michelle Philbrook, Susan Pye, Michelle Raber, Ron Ward, Larry Wold and Stephan Woods.

Good Deeds At the annual Peter J. Feeney Golf Tournament, 27 teams raised $2,500 for the Make-A Wish Foundation, and $875 for cancer patient Emily Rice, daughter of Firefighter/Paramedic Paula Bernier and step-daughter of Deputy George Bernier, Cumberland County Sheriff. The championship team was the Penobscot County Bombers golf team, consisting of Governor Baldacci, his brother, Penobscot County Commissioner Peter Baldacci, Penobscot County Commissioner Steve Stanley and Nick Carparelli. Dr. Michael Frost of Cumberland, Dr. Robert Swan of Yarmouth and Dr. David Palmer of South Portland, recently volunteered their time at the Special Olympics to offer free oral health screenings to participating athletes through the Special Smiles program, a part of the international Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Initiative. The annual auction and yard sale sponsored by the Orr’s and Bailey Island Fire Department raised $37,000 to help fund the operation of the all-volunteer department, which provides fire and rescue services for Orr’s and Bailey Islands, and portions of Great Island.

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More than 100 attorneys and staff from the Maine offices of Pierce Atwood LLP participated in the firm’s seventh annual Day of Community Service. Employees spent the day volunteering at Bayview Heights, Camp Ketcha, Crossroads for Women, and Portland’s Downtown District. One of the volunteer projects entailed planting over 200 flowering plants throughout downtown Portland. The Seventh Annual Hospitality for Habitat, a program of the Maine Innkeepers Association that raises funds for Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity, raised a total of $21,500. This year, 33 MEIA member properties offered guests a 50% discount on room rates in May in exchange for a donation check for $35 made out to Habitat for Humanity. The property that raised the most funds was the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, which raised approximately $8,000.

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Cumberland Farms convenience stores donated $3,407 to the Portland Police Youth Services Division to support city initiatives to combat underage drinking. The donation will help fund a number of youth programs developed by the police department, including “Friday Fun Nights.” The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary yard sale, held at the former Bookland at Cook’s Corner Mall, raised a total of nearly $40,000. The funds were donated to Mid Coast Hospital, earmarked for the Auxiliary pledge of $150,000 for the waiting area in the new emergency department, and will be used to expand the Auxiliary’s scholarship program. The Portland Water District Board of Trustees contributed $20,000 in support of the Home Plumbing Assistance Program. The money will be used to help low-income residents repair leaks and install water saving devices.

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

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Yarmouth Art Festival Call for Entries, juried show to be held Oct. 20-23 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, submissions welcome for all media, from Maine residents ages 18+, $10 submission for 1 piece, $5 for 2 or more, deadline Friday, Sept. 24, entry form and rules at yarmouthartfestival.com.

Wednesday 9/8 Open Auditions for Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, 5-7:30 p.m., USM Gorham campus, 7805003 or marshunda.smith@maine. edu.

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Auditions for Portland Ballet Company’s December Production of “The Victorian Nutcracker,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. audition for dancers ages 8-11; for ages 12+, 2-4:30 p.m., Portland Ballet, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, portlandballet.org, 772-9671.

Gerry Boyle, author of “Damaged Goods,” 12-1 p.m., free, Brown Bag Lecture Series at Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Congress St., Portland.

Wednesday 9/15 Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for annual Phyzgig festival, seeking variety entertainers in any family-oriented genre for vaudeville festival in Portland from Christmas to New Year’s, Sept. 15 deadline, applications at acorn-productions.org/pages/ Phyzgig.html.

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Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 p.m. ages 11-12; Friday, Sept. 10 - 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Lowry’s Lodge, poetry series, featured poets Marcia Brown and Doug Woodsum, 6:30 p.m., free, Bard Coffee, 185 Middle St., Portland.

Friday 9/10 Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Tuesday 9/14 Jerry Genesio, author of “Portland Neck: the Hanging of Thomas Bird,” 12 p.m., free and open to the public, bring lunch, hosted by Friends of the Falmouth Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Poetry Slam, hosted by Port Veritas, 7:30-10 p.m., all ages, $3, The North Star Cafe, 227 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, portveritas. com.

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Films Thursday 9/9 “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” documentary film screening hosted by Space Gallery, monthly visual arts film series, 7:30 p.m., $5 Space members, students/ $7 nonmember, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600, space538.org.

Friday 9/10 ”The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org. ”The Young Philadelphians” Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., free, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

”The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Wednesday 9/8 “2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program,” exhibition of student work from USM summer Book Arts Program, exhibit through Sunday, Oct. 31, free and open to the public, 6th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland campus.

Thursday 9/9 “Women Artists in Maine,” with paintings by Michele Dangelo, Judy Taylor, M.R. Hedstrom, Lynn Travis, Liz Armstrong, Missy Asen, Michelle Hero Clarke, Susan Williams and Debra Yoo, 6-8:30 p.m., artists’ reception, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, 149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519, thosmoser.com.

Museums Saturday 9/11 Maine Heritage Day, 19th century activities, demonstrations, docentled tours and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free and open to the public, Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Music

”The Desert of Forbidden Art,” documentary, Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

Thursday 9/9

LOSE WEIGHT AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.

The Lost Coin Cafe House Band, 6 p.m. by donation, Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St., Portland, 423-0916, lostcoincafe.net.

Saturday 9/11

Galleries

Saturday 9/11

Dan Schall, Christian music, 7 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland.

ImproVox, Vocal Improv Group, 8 p.m., $10 suggested, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 699-2994, improvox.com. ”Two Old Friends,” Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins performance of Irish and American Country music, 6:30 p.m., South Portland Public Library Main Library Community Room, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7660.

Friday 9/10 “Two Sides of the Classical Guitar,” Latin acoustic guitarist David Bullard, classical guitarist Brian Cullen, 7:30 p.m., $15, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org, 347-3075.

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Friday 9/17

Ahmad Hassan Muhammad Trio, Portland Conservatory Jazz Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults/ $12 students and seniors, Memorial Hall at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 775-3356.

Acoustic Happy Hour with Local Circus & Okbari, 4-7 p.m., free; Heather Masse Band, 9 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Suite 201, Portland, 761-1757 onelongfellowsquare.com.

Bob Schneider, roots singer/ songwriter, 21+, $15 advance/ $17 door/ $25 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 8994990, portcitymusichall.com.

Collie Buddz, Reggae, with guests Mighty Mystic and Roots of Creation, 8 p.m., 21+, $17 advanced/ $20 door/ $32.50 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990, portcitymusichall.com.

Thursday 9/9

Grand Opening Party, with live music all day, 9 p.m. Corey Harris and the Rasta Blues Experience, $10, VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, venuemusicbar.com. The Novel Jazz Septet, 7 p.m., free, Chebeague Island United Methodist Church, Chebeague Island, seating limited, for directions, transportation details, visit chebeaguetrans.com or 846-3700.

Sunday 9/12 Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club: A Celebration of the Centennial of the American Composer Samuel Barber, 3 p.m., suggested donation $10 adult/ $5 senior; students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318.

Wednesday 9/15 Woods with MV+EE and Herbcraft, 8:30 p.m., $8 advance/ $10 door, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music locations and space538.org.

Thursday 9/16 The American Idol Live! Tour 2010, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $70.50, $50.50, $40.50, tickets at Civic Center Box Office or call 800-745-3000. Donna The Buffalo, with guest Caravan of Thieves, 9 p.m., $17 advance/ $20 door, Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland,

Theater & Dance

“Cinderella - The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-26, $22/$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Friday 9/10

Black Cat Cabaret, 8 p.m., $510, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

”Cinderella - The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-26, $22/$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Seussical the Musical, presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 10-26; $15-20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

Saturday 9/11

”Cinderella - The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-26, $22/$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.

Seussical the Musical, presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 10-26; $15-20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

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Congress Street Block Party features local artists

Sunday 9/12 ”Cinderella - The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical” 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-26, $22/$20, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. Seussical the Musical, presented by The Portland Players, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 10-26; $15-20, The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

Monday 9/13 Naked Shakespeare’s “Sonnets and Soliloquies,” presented by Acorn Productions, 5:30 p.m., free/ $10 suggested donation, Monument Square, Portland, rain date Thursday, Sept. 16, nakedshakespeare.org, 854-0065.

Tuesday 9/14 “Jimmy Higgins,” one man show by Harlan Baker, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, $10, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333.

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Wednesday 9/15 “Jimmy Higgins,” one man show by Harlan Baker, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, $10, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333.

Thursday 9/16 “Dirty Dishwater: Everything and the Kitchen Sink,” presented by The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Review, 7:30 p.m. or 10:30 p.m., $9 advance/ $11 door, 18+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music locations and space538.org.

Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, stlawrencearts.org.

ing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Sunday 9/19

”Moonlighting - Works by the VSA Maine Staff,” 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Oct. 4, VSA Gallery at Eleven Pleasant Street, Brunswick, 607-4016, vsartsmaine. org.

International Folk Dance, 7 p.m. lesson; 8-9 p.m. dance party, $5 adult/ $3 child, beginners welcome, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, 776-5351, mwendt57@gmail.com.

Mid Coast Galleries

Sunday 9/12

Friday 9/17

Friday 9/10

Swing Dance, 8 p.m. Lesson, 9 p.m. dance, $8, North Deering Grange Hall, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, kevin@swingnuts. com, 653-5012.

“Art3,” new work in watermedia by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Saturday 9/18 Mirage: an Evening of Belly Dance, presented by Naya’s Trance Belly Dance, 7:30 p.m., $18 advance tickets, $25 door, St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center, 76

”A New Dimension,” reception 5-8 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 30, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820, spindleworks.org.

“Ebb and Flow,” Photography by Jennifer Kosinchuk-Kinney, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Sept. 29, Gallery Fram-

“Watercolors,” by Charles DuBack, opening reception 1-5 p.m., exhibition through Sept. 26, The Gallery At Widgeon Cove, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081, widgeoncove.com.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Portland Museum of Art’s front patio will be the launch site for artist Andrea Zittel’s new project, The Group Formerly Known as Smockshop, or GFKAS, as part of SPACE Gallery’s outdoor art and music block party occurring at shops, galleries and cafes along Congress Street. Sponsored by the Quimby Colony, GFKAS members will create and sell rectangular shaped products, as pictured here, in front of the museum. The Space Gallery free block party on Congress Street will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information on the block party, please visit space538.org.

$25, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Friday 9/17 Haberdashery Ensemble, acoustic, 7:30 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com.

Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Sunday 9/12 “The Lady Who Ate an Oyster,” 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $5 donation, Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Monday 9/13

Theater & Dance Friday 9/10 “The Lady Who Ate an Oyster,” 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $5 donation, Bath Area Senior Citizens Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Saturday 9/11 “The Lady Who Ate an Oyster,” 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $5 donation, Bath Area

SAGE Round Dancing Club of Bath Brunswick, 6:30 p.m. free introductory lesson, Coffin School Gymnasium 20 Barrows Dr., Brunswick.

Tuesday 9/14 SAGE Square Dance Club of Bath Brunswick, free introductory workshop, 6:30 p.m., Jordan Acres School, 75 Jordan Ave., Brunswick. Portland Public Library

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Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 9/11 Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, hosted by the Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association, 9 a.m. register; 10:30 a.m. walk begins, Payson Park, Baxter Blvd. entrance, Portland, preregister at alsanne.org, or Cindy Churchill, 829-4570. Electronic Beats on Casco Bay Cruise, to benefit WMPG Community Radio’s Power Up! campaign, 12-3 p.m. cruise, 6 Custom House Wharf; 3 p.m. dockside afterparty, The Porthole, Old Port, $20 tickets at Bullmoose Music locations or wmpg.org. Homeless Animal Rescue Team, HART, Bake/Craft Sale Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wal-Mart, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, food and craft donations appreciated, 829-4116. Maine Lighthouse Ride 2010, to benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance; options are 25-mile ride, a 40-mile loop, a 62-mile metric century, 100-mile century, $60 per participant, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, register at EasternTrail.org or 284-9260.

Second Annual Kimberly Ann Tudor Memorial Walk “KAT-Walk 2010” to benefit The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 12 p.m. register at the Back Cove Boulevard pathway across from Hannaford Plaza, Portland, 1 p.m. Back Cove walk, kat-walk.org, Art Piteau, 892-1516. Walk for Recovery, 3.2 mile walk in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, 12:30 p.m., refreshments and activities for all ages, free/ $10 suggested donation per participant, hosted by Catholic Charities Maine, 250 Anderson St., Portland. Walk for Water, 3.5 mile walk or run to benefit nonprofit World Concern, 3-6 p.m., $10 for grades K-8/ $25 for grades 9-12/ $35 for adults/ $50 for relay team, Greely High School, Main St., Cumberland, worldconcern.org.

Sunday 9/12 Third Annual “Touch a Truck,” to benefit the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., $5/ person, rain or shine, The Gateway Shoppes at Scarborough, Cabela’s Plaza, marchofdimes.com. The Komen Maine Race for the Cure, Payson Park, Portland, register at komenmaine.org.

6th Annual HenryFest, family oriented outdoor music festival to benefit 317 Main St. Scholarship Fund, with Heather Masse Band, Jerks of Grass and more, 12-7 p.m., family $35 / individual $20 / students and seniors $15, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, tickets at 317 Main St., or call 846-9559, rain location at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, henryfest.com.

Wednesday 9/15 Maine Songwriter’s Association Benefit Showcase, 7 p.m., $5, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

Friday 9/17 Spaghetti Dinner, to raise funds for a hearing assistance dog for Freeport resident, Deb Baker, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. seatings, $7 adults/ $5 ages under 10, Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, Freeport, Emma, 522-7782. Little Dolphin School Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser, Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland, 883-9990, littledolphinschool.org.

Saturday 9/18 Second Annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest, to ben-

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efit Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $25 preregister/ $35 same day, Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ourbirthroots.org, 772-4784.

Meetings

Sunday 9/19

Wed. 9/8 3:45 p.m. Creative Portland Corporation CH Wed. 9/8 6:30 p.m. Peaks Island Council Workshop MCC Thu. 9/9 5 p.m. Board of Harbor Commissioners Public Hearing CH Thu. 9/9 7 p.m. CDBG District 2 Neighborhood Meeting Parkside Neighborhood Center Sat. 9/11 10 a.m. Peaks Island Council Public Dialogue MCC Mon 9/13 3:30 p.m. Friends of Deering Oaks 55 Portland St. Mon 9/13 5 p.m. City Council Workshop CH Mon. 9/13 5 p.m. Bicycle Pedestrian Committee CH Mon 9/13 7 p.m. City Council CH Tue. 9/14 3:30 p.m. Planning Board Workshop CH Tue. 9/14 5:30 p.m. Public Safety Committee CH Tue. 9/14 5:30 p.m. Energy & Environmental Sustainability Comm CH Tue. 9/14 7 p.m. Planning Board Public Hearing CH

11th Annual 10K Trail to Ale Race/Walk, to benefit Portland Trails, 9 a.m. start, Eastern Prom Trail, ends at East End Beach, 11 a.m. post-race festivities at The Portland Company, register at trails.org, 775-2411. Fourth Annual 20/20 Charity Wine Tasting, to benefit Learning Works!, 3-6 p.m., $20, Snow Squall Restaurant, 18 Ocean St., South Portland, pay cash or check at the door, 504-4510.

Bulletin Board Thursday 9/9 Gubernatorial Forum, sponsored by Maine Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, 2-4 p.m., confirmed participation by Libby Mitchell, Eliot Cutler and Paul LePage, no open Q&A, Harraseeket Inn, Main St., Freeport. Neighborhood Meeting, to discuss CDBG Funds, District 2: West End, Parkside, and St. John Valley, 7 p.m., Parkside Neighborhood Center, 85 Grant St., Portland, Amy Grommes Pulaski, 874-8731, or avp@portlandmaine.gov. State Rep Forum, hosted by The Maine League of Young Voters, for Portland Districts 113-117, 6:308 p.m., Borealis Breads Bistro &

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Bakery, 182 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Saturday 9/11 Community Fair and Carnival, games, food, rides and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, peoplesumc.com, 619-1509. Park Beautification/Clean-Up and Remembrance Ceremony, to honor the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, 1:30-4 p.m., Deering Oaks Park bandstand, Portland, hosted by Hour Exchange Portland and the City of Portland.

Wednesday 9/8

SPACE Gallery Block Party, community event for all ages, family friendly, shops, galleries on Congress Street from One Longfellow Square to Port City Music Hall, 6-9 p.m., free, presented by Space Gallery, space538.org.

Thursday 9/16

Wednesday 9/15 Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting: “Keep it Local,” 6 p.m., Southern Maine Community College, 80 Fort Road, Culinary Arts Building, South Portland, 780-4205.

Friday 9/17 The Freeport Woman’s Club Meeting, “Cheap Vodka and Hair Spray: The Craft of Costuming for Films,” by Adrian Garber, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library, Library Drive, Freeport, Jacquetta Searle-Grey, 865-0757.

Saturday 9/18

at Richmond International Speedway

Yarmouth Community Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, for appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or RedCrossBlood.org.

South Portland Community Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 1-800-RED Cross, redcrossblood. org.

Dining Out Saturday 9/18

Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $16 family, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Gardens & Outdoors Wednesday 9/8

Southern Maine Volkssport Association Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., all welcome, North Deering Congregational Church, 1390 Washington Ave., Portland.

Maine’s Second Annual Open Lighthouse Day, 25 lighthouses open to the public, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., throughout Maine, hosted by U.S. Coast Guard, Maine Office of Tourism and American Lighthouse Foundation, for list of lighthouses visit lighthouseday.com.

Saturday 9/11

Call for Volunteers

”Explore the Riverton Rail Trail” 5:30-6:30 p.m., $5 donation/ free for members, meet at the end of Wall Street, off outer Forest Ave., Portland, hosted by Portland Trails 2010 Discovery Trek Series, 7752411.

AFS seeks host families in Falmouth for high school exchange students for the 2010-2011 school year, contact Betsy Nortrup at bnortrup@me.com, 1-800-8762377 ext 131, or go to afsusa.org/ hostfamily.

SATURDAY RACE: Chevy Rock and Roll 400

The Cumberland County Extension Association, supporting U-Maine Cooperative Extension educational programs in Cumberland County, seeks executive committee members, meet 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of every month, information, Andrea Herr at 780-4205 or aherr@umext.maine.edu.

“Pruning for a Purpose” 10 a.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7813860.

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Getting Smarter Tuesday 9/14 Maine Women’s Network September Meeting, ”What is Social Media and Why is it Important?” 5:30 p.m., $20 members/$25 nonmembers, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, mainewomensnetwork.com.

Sunday 9/19 “Greek Sky: Myth, Science and Ideas” 4 p.m., presented by Hellenic Society of Maine and the Southworth Planetarium, Science Building, USM Portland, Falmouth St., Portland, $6 adults; $4 children, limited seating, reservations required, call 780-5025.

Health & Support ”Legs for Life,” free vascular disease screening, Tuesdays and Thursdays in September, hosted by Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Spectrum Medical Group, 324 Gannett Dr., South Portland, pre-registration required, call 4827800.

Wednesday 9/8 Free Intro Yoga Classes, 9:30 a.m., Level I; 4 p.m., Level I-II; 5:35 p.m., Level II & Meditation, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 871-8274, wholeheartyoga. com.

Thursday 9/9 Free Intro Yoga Classes, 4:30 p.m., Level II; 6:30 p.m., Level I-II, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 871-8274, wholeheartyoga.com.

Friday 9/10 Free Intro Yoga Class, 10 a.m., Level I-II, WholeHeart Yoga Center, 150 St. John St., Portland, 8718274, wholeheartyoga.com. ”Work of Heart: Horse as Mentor” womens group, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 10, 17, 23 and Oct. 9, Cumberland, workofheart.net.

Saturday 9/11 Brain Tumor Family Caregivier Workshop, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., free, Dana Conference Center, Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, registration required, 662-6924 or mmc.org/ neuroevents. ”Diving and Emerging: Helping children heal from grief and loss through storytelling,” workshop led by storyteller Regina Carpenter, $40, 1-5 p.m., hosted by The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland, register, 7755216 cgcmaine.org. ”Singing into Silence,” with Ben Fowler, 7 p.m., Sadhana Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, SadhanaMe.com.

Sunday 9/12 Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Portland, Sundays 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 12-Oct. 10, $50, preregistration required, 774-6986 or kmoon@ maine.rr.com.

Community Calendar Friday 9/17 ”Take Charge, Feel Better!” 6-week Living Well for Better Health Workshop, hosted by Maine Health and Southern Maine Agency on Aging, for people with ongoing health conditions and their care partners, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, Falmouth Learning Resource Center, 5 Bucknam Road, must preregister at 1-800-609-5183.

Mid Coast Benefits Saturday 9/11 2nd Annual Pedal for Peace to benefit Bpeace’s work with entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Rwanda and El Salvador, hosted by Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, registration requires $250 in raised funds, bpeace.org/ride to register, for information, Katherine Creswell 503-970-1877 or Mary Ciampa, email ride@bpeace.org.

Wednesday 9/15 Habitat for Humanity Builds for Birds, live and silent auctions of custom-built birdhouses, with live music, appetizers, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, advance tickets, $10 for one/ $15 for two, or $15 door, preview items at habitat7rivers. org, tickets, call James, 386-5081 or james@habitat7rivers.org.

Saturday 9/18 2nd Annual NF Walk to support Neurofibromatosis research, 8:30 a.m., free registration, Water St. entrance of the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path in Brunswick, information, ctf.org/ nfwalk, Amy Fitzpatrick, 443-1583. Sweetser’s Family Day and Cruise-In, antique and specialty car show, children’s activities, antique appraisals for $5/per item donation to Sweetser’s, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Cooks Corner Mall, Brunswick, information sweetser. org, 294-4485.

Sunday 9/19 5th annual Race 4 Space, various events to benefit Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust; 4-mile race, 9 a.m., $20; historic Pennellville neighborhood guided tour, 9:15 a.m., $10; 1-mile run 10 a.m., $5; kids fun run 10:15 a.m., $5; register btlt.org, email btltevents@gmail. com or 8 a.m. on day of race.

Monday 9/20 Benefit Golf Tournament, sponsored by The American Red Cross, 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. tee-off, $200/foursome, Highland Green Golf Club, off Route 196, Topsham, register, 729-6779 or midcoast. redcross.org.

Bulletin Board Friday 9/10 Rabies Plus! Clinic, 9-11 a.m., various services, all proceeds benefit shelter animals, Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, 725-5051, coastalhumanesociety. org.

“Introduction to Acupuncture,” 6 p.m., Sadhana Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland, SadhanaMe.com.

”Celebrate Bowdoinham 2010,” 248th birthday commemoration through Saturday 9/11, children’s acitivities, race, parade, more, information, bowdoinham.com/ celebrate-bowdoinham-2010.

Thursday 9/16

Monday 9/13

“No Time to Lose” book study/ meditation series on book by American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodren, Thursdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 14, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center, 97 Newbury St., Portland, $30 class, plus cost of book, James Prentice, Lowlandbear@gmail.com or 837-8431.

”Transportation and Redeveloping the Base,” public forum series to meet candidates for Representative to the Legislature, 7-9 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Wednesday 9/15

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Bath Democratic Committee meeting and potluck supper with local legislators/candidates, 6-8 p.m., rain date, Sept. 20, 1530 Washington St., 443-6391.

Roast Pork Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7.50 adults, $3.50 children under 12, take out available, The Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, 443-4707.

Let’s Talk About It: ”Where Do Our Dollars Go?” moderated panel discussion with questions from the community, 7 p.m., Frontier Cafe, Brunswick.

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”Taking the High Road with Cruise Ships,” Joe Payne discusses how the Friends of Casco Bay worked to ensure environmental health of the bay, 3:30 p.m., public invited, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick.

Merrymeeting Audubon Birding Trip to The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., bring lunch/water, meet at Brunswick Hannaford 6:30 a.m., for additional information or a meeting place in the Portland area, contact Glenn Evans, 443-9652.

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Call for Volunteers Step One Weatherization Program, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine, currently recruiting volunteers, for information or to volunteer, Ryan Collins, 386-5081, ryan@habitat7rivers.org.

Monday 9/13 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath, 443-5389.

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Thursday 9/9 Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting and lecture on CSA General AP Hill by Pat Falci, free, open to public, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, information, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, or Jay Stencil 721-0235.

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Digital Photography, first of two classes with nature photographer Michael Leonard, second class Oct. 9, 10 a.m., approximately 2 hours, space is limited, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, Cathance River Education Center, the Highland Green, Topsham, information, Shane Barker, 449-8605, Shanebarker1980@gmail.com.

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Public Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 6-12, free for children

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Saturday 9/18 Mid-Coast Volunteer Opportunities Fair, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, information, mcpcangel@suscom-maine.net or 729-3193.

from Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 11:30 a.m. social, 12 p.m. lunch, 12:45 p.m. program, fundraiser Loose Change, China Rose, Bath Road, Brunswick, information, Jane Gott, 721-0659.

Wednesday 9/15 Fireball Marketing introductory session with Five Rivers Alliance as focus study, 7-9 p.m., free, open to public, Bath Regional Technical College, 800 Main St., Bath, information, fireballmarketing. org, Randall Williams, 370-8764 or burn@fireballmarketing.org. Brunswick Women’s History Walking Trail guided tour, 5-6 p.m., free to public, meet at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Health & Support Caring for a Loved One with Dementia, panel of caregivers share practical experience, second and fourth Wednesdays, free, call for times and information, Brunswick Area Respite Care, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-8571.

Saturday 9/18 Topsham-Brunswick Holistic Health Fair, workshops, exhibits, more, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., free, Mid Coast Red Cross, 16 Community Way & Rt. 196, Topsham, information, theenchanteddragon.shutterfly.com/ holisticmysticfair or forestcircles. com, Mary, 446-7868.

Sunday 9/19 Divorce Care, 12-week seminar and support group for the separated or divorced, Sundays through Dec. 12, 5-6:30 p.m., $15 registration includes workbook, Maine Street Baptist Church, 326 Upper Maine St., Brunswick, for informa-

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Wednesday 9/22 Caring for a Loved One with Dementia, panel of caregivers share practical experience, second and fourth Wednesdays, free, call for times and information, Brunswick Area Respite Care, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-8571.

Just for Seniors Monday 9/13 Ounce of Prevention program, “Ask the Geriatrician,” James Donahue, DO, free, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., open to public, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, Community Room, 58 Baribeau Drive, 729-8033.

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Think tank from page 2 not anti-government, although we get labeled that by some extreme folks on the left.”

Accusations of extremism The center’s pursuit of the electorate has been facilitated by its grass-roots activity. It has engaged local chambers of commerce and provided activist training that appeals to voters dissatisfied with the economy and government. With Bragdon at the helm, the organization has also worked to engage the media, and its advisers have earned column space on newspaper opinion pages. But critics say people influenced by the center might not be aware of its strict adherence to a free-market ideology or its connections on the far right. Kit St. John, the executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, a left-leaning nonprofit whose roots extend to 1993, said Bragdon’s organization has no interest in improving government. “Our suspicion is that they only want to denigrate government, take it apart,” St. John said. St. John also refutes Bragdon’s claim that the center operates independent of extreme forces on the right, pointing to the inviting of GOP operatives including Grover Norquist to its events. “We see their approach to be characterized by the famous quote from (Norquist),” St. John said. “He said he doesn’t want to abolish government, he just wants to shrink it to a size that it can be drowned in a bathtub. That’s an extreme statement.”

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Pushing the limits Michael Franz, an associate professor of government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, has noticed the policy center’s willingness to engage in political elections, including the gubernatorial race. In addition to holding events in which LePage was a keynote speaker, Franz said he anticipates the center will attempt to steer voters

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through carefully crafted candidate evaluations on their website. “They’ve been increasingly active in a wider variety of controversial issues,” Franz said. “More than likely they’re taking advantage of the lax regulatory environment in terms of how political they can be.” Franz referred to recent court decisions loosening rules on just how much nonprofits and corporations can get involved in elections. “They’re responding to the rules of the game,” he said. “They would probably make the case that what they’re doing is permissible within the First Amendment, which the courts have recently been amenable to.” Franz said the center is like other conservative groups “willing to push the limits for the strict reason that they don’t believe those limits are just.” “For some people, that’s a good thing,” he said. “To them it’s information to make informed decisions. For others, it’s a way to influence decisions that takes the power out of the hands of voters.” Franz said the center’s critics might feel more comfortable if they knew who was behind its funding, and by extension, its policy initiatives. The sources of any nonprofit’s donations are private, although some organizations disclose more information than others. St. John’s group, for example, publishes annual reports listing all of its donors. However, the donations are not itemized, making it impossible tell who gave how much. Bragdon describes the policy center’s donors in general terms. The organization’s most recent IRS filing showed about $1.3 million in contributions. Bragdon said 50 percent came from competitive grants awarded by foundations that give to freemarket think tanks. The rest, he said, is from 1,300 individual donors and corporations, most from Maine. Bragdon didn’t specify which foundations awards the grants. However, the center belongs to the State Policy Association, which has links to Americans for Prosperity, the Heritage Foundation and the Mercatus Center, tentacles in the so-called Kochtopus. Bragdon refused to say if Koch Industries or Americans for Prosperity helped fund the policy center. “There’s this myth that we’re funded by a handful of really big corporations,” he said. “That would be great if that were the case. It would make my life a lot easier than working with 1,300 individuals.” Bragdon said St. John’s requests for the center to disclose donations are a doublestandard. “Why do folks on the left want to know so badly?” he asks. “To what end?” The center has a history of shielding its funding sources. Following voter rejection of the first TABOR referendum in 2006, the organization attempted to withhold campaign finance reports associated with its lobbying efforts. The state Ethics Commission eventually ruled that the group had acted as a ballot question committee, which is similar to a political action committee and subject to campaign finance disclosure law. The center’s subsequent filing, released under protest, didn’t identify individual campaign contributors, just a withdrawal from its treasury. In 2009, the center collaborated with Maine Leads on TABOR 2 and a ballot measure proposing dramatic cuts in motor vehicle excise tax. Despite receiving nearly

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$400,000 from three national organizations to push the ballot initiatives, Maine Leads never registered as a PAC. The Ethics Commission eventually levied a fine of $10,000. According to Jonathan Wayne, the commission’s executive director, he and his staff advocated for a higher penalty. “We felt this was a sophisticated operation well aware of its requirements,” Wayne said. Maine Leads officially dissolved earlier this year with some staffers joining the policy center. Trevor Bragdon, Maine Leads’ grass roots director, departed for Americans for Prosperity.

Rising influence

The Maine Heritage Policy Center was founded in 2002. It received the coveted 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2004, allowing donors to write off contributions. Over that period, the center’s donor funding has increased more than sevenfold. The policy center’s most recent IRS filings show donor contributions close to or exceeding those of MCEP, founded 17 years ago. Although voters’ 2009 rejection of TABOR 2 was decisive, the organization has since elevated its profile, frequently testifying on bills at the state Legislature and publishing policy papers on its website. Bragdon, who describes himself, as a “recovering politician,” said operating in the political realm was required to advance the center’s agenda. Its initiatives have not been tepid. In addition to playing a bit part in the successful effort to repeal the 2009 tax reform law – legislation Rep. John Piotti spearheaded – it has since tackled issues nationally and locally. Recently, the center threatened to sue the city of Portland over its effort to regulate a 19-year-old man who was providing free taxi service on Peaks Island. During the health-care debate, Bragdon co-authored an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal warning about the perils of the national health care bill. He’s identified as the CEO of the policy center and an adjunct fellow with the Manhattan Institute, a free-market think tank whose board of directors includes Bill Kristol and other conservative icons. Before becoming the center’s CEO in 2008, Bragdon performed health-care policy analysis for the Empire Center, a Manhattan Institute offshoot. Despite Bragdon’s connections to the web of free-market institutes, the center’s CEO insists most of his organization’s work is done independently. But the connection has riled the center’s critics, who claim its goal is to dismantle government. According to St. John, the maineopengov. com site, with its listing of state employee salaries, illustrates his point. St. John called the move a cynical hijacking of transparency to foster public mistrust in government. “It was a showy show of transparency,” St. John said. Bragdon disagreed, pointing to the site’s 100,000 unique visitors, many state employees. “If publishing that information is uncomfortable for some reason, then there needs to be a conversation about why it’s uncomfortable,” he said. Despite its critics on the left, the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s anonymous funding sources don’t seem to bother the right. In conservative blogs, Bragdon is often mentioned as a potential candidate for continued page 35


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Pension from page 4 not very much. ... The reason we’re in the situation we are now is the stock market.” Christopher Quint, executive director of the Maine State Employees Association, Local 989, said, “The issue here isn’t that we have too expensive of a system, that employees aren’t paying their fair share. The issue here is twofold ... when this thing was started back in the ‘40s (and) they started paying out benefits in about 1950 before they actually had the money to pay the benefits. “And then over the years,” he continued, “as things were added to it, or legislators took money from the system to maybe balance the budget here and there, you’re increas-

ing the unfunded liability and then the perfect storm hits in 2008, and the market goes south. “So you factor those two things, we had the absolute perfect storm,” Quint said, “which is what we’re seeing right now.”

Haunted by past sins The two studies cited most by legislators and experts were both headed up by Robert A. G. Monks of Cape Elizabeth, a nationally recognized authority on corporate governance and a top pension official in the Reagan administration. “We don’t have a case here of a bunch of greedy state employees,” Monks said. “What we have is a situation in which arrangements were made that were appropriate for the times they were made ... and we have an organization

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Committee. However, Donovan, who sent a letter in opposition to the U.S. Department of Transportation, said he is disappointed that PACTS will not make a commitment to rail, but will instead focus on collector roads and trails. He contends that his group’s vision for the bridge is more in line with the priorities of the Obama Administration and the TIGER Program. “We have something really good here,” Donovan said. “We’re following the steps Obama has outlined for ridding our dependence on foreign oil.” Duncan, meanwhile, said he hopes to be able to tap into other funding sources for the projects in the original application. “We hope (Portland Trails) will continue to work on this,” Duncan said. “I think there will be other funding opportunities.” Nan Cumming, executive director of Portland Trails, which would have provided $150,000 of the required local match of $250,000, could not be reached. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster.net.

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MINI COOPER S, 2003 excellent condition, loaded, sports package, new tires, 36 mpg, 71k miles. Asking $11,200 657-6978

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Do you like helping the elderly,their families and working with caregivers? Do you like matching caregivers and clients together and seeing relationships blossom? If so, HomePartners, LLC, a trusted local elder care services company, has an opportunity for you. We are currently looking to add a Client Relations Manager to our ofďŹ ce management team for approximately 24 hours/week (with exibility to increase hours based on business need). Previous scheduling and caregiving experience preferred. Professionalism, ability to multi-task, excellent communication and problem solving skills and exibility required. Please send your resume to: HomePartners LLC 136 US Route 1 Suite 4, Scarborough, ME 04074 or email info@homepartnersllc.com

SIMPLY REIKI - First Session $45. Reiki provides deep relaxation, better quality of life. Can reduce pain, anxiety, depression. Improves sleep, mental clarity. Falmouth 9397200 reikibymb@yahoo.com Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

HELP WANTED THE FIRST UNIVERSALIST Church of Yarmouth, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, seeks a Church Administrator, 30 hrs per week. Responsibilities include office management such as reception and volunteer interaction/management during office hours 4 days per week, answering phones and email, posting updates to the church website, and publishing our weekly print and electronic communications (knowledge of Constant Contact as well as other current computer programs a must), as well as some administrative support of the Minister and Director of Religious Education; plus bookkeeping duties including maintenance of pledge records and recording of pledge receipts, preparation of cash deposit for pledges, plate collection, gift card and other programs, disbursements through accounts payable and General Ledger entries. If you’re good with numbers and people, we’re looking for you! Salary commiserate with skills and experience, range in the low to mid $20’s. To apply please send resume and cover letter to Rev. Jennifer Lentz at yarmouthminister@yahoo.com PA RT T I M E BA RT E N D E R NEEDED. Must be over 21 and have had prior experience. Call 846-9644 between 9-1 during the week for more information.

  

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YARMOUTH condo - MOVE IN ready.. Large sunny end unit w/private deck & great views. On main floor - gas fireplace in L.R w/cathedral ceiling, bedroom w/full bath, newly renovated eat-in kitchen, formal dining room. Upstairs - 2 bedrooms w/1 full bath, study/TV room, exercise/playroom. Finished space - 2,300 sq ft. On lower level (windows/walkout) 1000 sq ft unfinished space potential hobby workshop or inlaw apt. All appliances included. Central AC. 2-car garage. For sale by owner. $300,000. Call cell phone. 608-249-6405 today.

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PIANO STUDIO INTOWN FALMOUTH offering private lessons to youths and adults. Professional and fun studio run by an enthusiastic, educated, dedicated teacher. Early morning through evening lesson times offered. Convenient to 295, 95, Route 1, and Route 9. Within a 5-10 minute drive of surrounding towns. References provided. Now scheduling August interviews to join this wonderful group of families for the fall semester. Call MUSIC PARTNERS, 7813992.

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ORIENTAL RUGS

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CUMBERLAND - New Price! 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA in great neighborhood off Main Street, near schools. Freshly painted exterior/interior, 1,990 Sq. ft., 3 floors of living space, 2 car garage, back deck with builtin seating, partially finished basement. Move right in! $255,000. MLS # 982398. Call 939-0346. FALMOUTH- MOVE IN ready, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with new roof and freshly painted interior and exterior. Just minutes to Town Landing! Great value at $275,000! Marie Flaherty, Prudential Northeast Properties. 207400-3115. www.TFRE.com <http://www.TFRE.com> CUMBERLAND MEADOWSTownhouse style condo. Move in ready. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Fireplace, Patio. 1 car garage with full overhead storage. Near schools and town center. $239,900. Call 8293164. KINGFIELD. 78 WOODED acres just outside village. Possible views. Road frontage on Rt 16. $69,000. Call Janet at CSM REAL ESTATE 207-2654000. www.csmrealestate.com ________________________ ______________ FREEPORT- For sale by owner. End of summer Bargain! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. Great location! Close to downtown/schools. New windows, freshly painted. 207798-9841. $118,000/OBO.

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OFF SEASON- WOOLRICH Fully Furnished 2 bedroom in quiet residential area. $750/month. N/S. Internet/ cable. Eat in kitchen, Full bath, LR/with sliding doors to deck. Separate utilities. Beautiful view of Montsweag Bay. Please call 201-543-1812. FREEPORT: SPACIOUS STUDIO apartment with onsite laundry. Great location within minutes from the outlets and restaurants. Heat INCLUDED. No pets or smoking. Call 207807-7889. AUBURN- SUMMIT St., 3 plus bedrooms, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. No smoking/ dogs. $1100 mo plus utilities, first, last, and deposit. Call 576-5618 or rmtass@juno.com LISBON 2 Bedroom newly renovated with great yard. Includes heat/hot water, stove/fridge, washer/dryer and off street parking. No pets. $725 mo call 353-0649

FREEPORT—LARGE 1 bedroom carriage house apartment, $850/month. Short walk to town center, easy access to I-295. Water and parking included. No pets, no smoking. (207) 865-1232. SOUTH FREEPORT: Small 3/1 MH in a great park! Completely furnished w/fenced in backyard and storage. Petfriendly w/deposit. First month/ deposit. $775.00 (includes water, trash).207-865-9228.

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FREEPORT SPACIOUS 1 bedroom apartments. Bright, quiet and well maintained complex. Starting at $750 HEAT INCLUDED. No pets or smoking. Call 207-807-7889. WESTBROOK – 3 bedroom units $875. Newly renovated; Off-street parking; Section 8 accepted. Other amenities; Available NOW! Call 272. 4431. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. No deposit. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 657-4844. P O RT L A N D - M U N J OY SOUTH APARTMENTS-Affordable Housing/Not-subsided. Accepting applications for 2 & 3 Bedroom units. Rents start at just $697/2BR & $800/3BR. Included: Heat, Hot water, Parking, W/D hookups. Section 8 welcome. Call today! 7751146/EHO. YARMOUTH VILLAGE APARTMENT. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Heat & hot water included. Off-street parking. N/P, N/S. References, Security deposit and lease required. Available Oct 1st. 846-6240. WEST PARIS, 2 bedroom. Bring references. 674-3215, 739-0011 CAPE ELIZABETH OCEANFRONT off Shore Rd. Executive home on crashing surf and a private sandy beach. Totally renovated with features from around the world. Three bedrooms and two baths, marble gourmet kitchen. Windows galore and a wrap around deck. $3600 per month. Available September. Call 207-8997641. SUGARLOAF TRUE TRAILside seasonal rental available in Birchwood I. Three bedroom, post and beam Condo. Walk everywhere. Ski to Sawduster Chair. Very well appointed. $14,900 for the season or $7,800 halftime. Also available: one bedroom “breakaway” ski to your door! $7,000 season ‘10-’11. Call 207-899-7641.

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TUTORING SAILING LESSONS ON Casco Bay. Build the confidence to sail 22’ to 30’ sailboats through my Certificate Sailing courses. Also available are Adult Refresher courses, Private Lessons, Day Sails and Fall Foliage Cruises. Schedules are flexible and courses are affordable. Visit: handyboat.com for details or call Capt. Lyman Stuart at 207615-6917. IN-HOME TUTORING First Session Free All Subjects, PreK-College Math, Science, Reading, World Languages SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT Prep Study & Organizational Skills Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Call Bob Cerf 781-2283 www.clubztutoring.com/falmouth

Benefit Yard Sale & Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale! 158 North Street, Portland Sept. 11th from 9 am-1 pm Great bargains on Household Items, Books, Furniture, Office & Maintenance supplies, Jewelry, CDs, Artwork and specialty items: Beseler Printmaker 35 Enlarger Bauer C1M Video Camera Bell & Howell Projector Nutcracker Collection And Much More! Benefits residents of Bayview Heights Affordable Housing for Area Seniors. No early birds. Rain/Shine. Cash & Carry. Sponsored by Volunteers of America NNE

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VACATION RENTALS FLORIDA RENTAL. FULLY furnished house on the course in a gated golfing community for adults. Located in Ocala. Community has 2 pools, fitness room, hot tub, tennis courts, and more. Looking for long term seasonal rental or year round. Call for details. 207865-0447. SCENIC TUSCANY- Charming 1 bedroom apartment equipped, old world patio, backyard, great views. Historic hillside village, ocean and Florence close by. $725.00 weekly. 207-767-3915.

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FREEPORT- SAT. SEPT. 11TH 93? 12 BUTTERCUP DRIVE, off Rt. 125. Look for signs. PART OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SANTA TOY FUND for MAINE CLAMMERS ASSOCIATION in Dec. 2003 Yamaha Roadstar 1600 Silver Classic motorcycle. Baseball card sets, LOTS of Ladies clothes, Jackets, Ladies Leather jacket, shoes, boots, all washed and in Good condition, $.50 to $5.00.Sweaters, tank tops, some Brand new from Old Navy.Purses, 2 rocking chairs, Quilt rack, Blanket from Peru, Brand new Bridal Petticoat, King size sheet set, shower curtains, garden hose rack, bakeware, household, lots of blue glass collectibles, crafts, brand new Holmes portable heater, new shoe organizer, GPX Radio, foot bath, new encyclopedia set (paid $500), cookbooks, File cabinet, old stuff, old trunk, old coin books, Flyer Sleds, even a lot of free stuff push lawn mower.Hope to see you there! Early birds welcome! Rain date Sunday Sept. 12th. ALL USED CLOTHES LEFT OVER WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL CHARITY. ESTATE SALE- CUMBERland- 37 Hillcrest Drive. Sat. Sept 11th. 8-3. Household items, office supplies, tools, books, pottery. Something for everyone! NO Early Birds please!

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Prime Waterfront Lot Waterfront Chebeague Island 1.3 acre building site with 150"of shore frontage. Just approved by DEP with new building window near the shore! Soils tested and ready to go.Privately located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Not far from golf, tennis, library & pool. MLS #915269

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Farm from page 1 revealed some of his newest experiments with apple cider, about 65 gallons of which were pressed the previous day from 20 bushels of freshly picked apples. The experiments were contained in several old Carlo Rossi wine glass jugs, which had been cleaned out and reused. The rest of the cider, made from McIntosh and crab apples, was fermenting in clear plastic containers. The reuse of found materials is a common practice at the farm, which employs the principals of permaculture, a movement that seeks to imitate natural processes in man-made environments. “The idea is to recycle, reuse and restore,” Homa said. Behind the warehouse is a former gravel alleyway that is now teeming with life. Hops grow up from a pot of soil along lines of string connected to the wall. Bees swirl around two hives next to a makeshift greenhouse that grows nasturtium, lavender, hyssop, ginger, lemongrass and mint, among other things.

Homa, who oversees the garden, said the idea is to work with the landscape, even if it is of the industrial variety. “We take our disadvantages and turn them into advantages,” he said, standing over an old kiddie pool that had been filled with compost and was producing lettuce. Next to the pool was an old birch tree stump that had been turned into a table. Another table was made from a giant wooden spool. And a wall of salvaged pallets kept the compost pile at bay. “This is taking things beyond sustainability. Everything has a purpose and it all works together,” Homa said. “It’s a nice blend between commercial and nature. It’s a challenge.” Inside the warehouse, Cayer oversees the fermentation and pickling process, which use live cultures rather than more convenient methods. For example, rather than using vinegar, a product of a live culture, for pickling, Cayer said he uses the live cultures themselves, because they are probiotic, easier to digest and contain “tons of nutrients,” like vitamin B. “It’s just healthier,” he said. The fermentation will take place in three

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temperature-controlled rooms, which will be filled with oak and new stainless steel 55-gallon barrels. Once fermented, the libations will be placed into kegs or bottled for resale in local bars, restaurants and natural food stores. The farm also plans to offer products in a small retail store in its warehouse, which also doubles as classroom once a week, where local experts offer courses on worm composting, beekeeping, live-culture pickling and extending the growing season. “Education is a big part of this,” Homa said. “We want to teach people you can

Think tank from page 26 higher office. Bragdon, a father of four adopted children, all under age 4, said public office isn’t a consideration, at least not now. In the meantime, Bragdon said he’s content pushing the center’s philosophies into policy. He is confident the national health

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grow in East Bayside.” Although the group has yet to put any of their products on a store shelf, the business is already generating a buzz. “It’s pretty amazing,” Cayer said. “We don’t even have products out yet and people are excited about what we’re doing.” He said he expects his products to hit store shelves in the fall. Homa said the company will be hitting its stride when most farms are closing down, thanks largely to the greenhouse. “We’re just ramping it up to go through the winter and fall,” Homa said. “This is exactly how we envisioned it.” Randy Billings can be reached a 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster.net.

care law will be overturned and his group will work to make sure it is. Despite its collaboration with high-profile conservative think tanks, he said he’ll work with any party that advances the center’s agenda. “I don’t like to fight,” Bragdon said, “as much as I like to win.”

Steve Mistler is the Statehouse reporter for the Sun Journal in Lewiston. He can be reached at smistler@sunjournal.com.

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