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Vol. 9, No. 48
News of The City of Portland
Firefighters appeal sanctions from fire boat accident
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By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The union representing more than 200 Portland firefighters has filed a grievance in response to the punishment of two firefighters after the city’s fire boat was damaged. The filing means it will take several months – perhaps a year – for a full report on the Oct. 15 incident to become available. The city’s $3.2 million fire boat, City of Portland MV IV, sustained $54,000 worth of damage on Oct. 15 when it stuck an underwater object near Fort Gorges in Casco Bay. Although the city maintained
the boat was being used for training exercises at 6 p.m. on that Saturday, an investigation concluded there were 12 civilians on board, including relatives and friends of the firefighters. Following the incident, Capt. Christopher Goodall and firefighter Joseph Murphy were suspended without pay for 10 days and five days, respectively. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg on Monday said the union, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 740, has notified the city it is appealing See page 25
Panel plans long-term effort to address homelessness in city
Above, thousands of people packed Monument Square in Portland for the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on Friday, Nov. 25. Right, Santa Claus points to the tree as Make-A-Wish child Hanna Storey, 11, of Cumberland flips the switch -- an oversized candy cane -to light the tree and kick off the holiday season.
By Randy Billings PORTLAND — A 15-member task force is being assembled to come up with a long-term plan to prevent homelessness in the city. The goal of the group is to provide a multi-year plan, with specific action steps, by next June that is in line with current state and federal plans. So far, only the leaders of the task force have been identified: City Councilor Dory Waxman,
Maine Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings, and United Way of Greater Portland President and Chief Executive Officer Suzanne McCormick. Waxman said she has been interested in this project for several years, but employees at the city’s Health and Human Services Department have been too busy dealing with increasing
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OccupyMaine faces headwinds at City Hall By Randy Billings and Mario Moretto PORTLAND — Members of OccupyMaine are petitioning the City Council to remain in Lincoln Park throughout the winter. But the group may be heading toward a showdown with City Hall. Index Arts Calendar.................19 Classifieds......................27 Community Calendar......21 Meetings.........................21
The Public Safety Committee meets Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the encampment and issue a recommendation to the full council on the group’s request. The full council will take up the issue on Dec. 7. This week, two of the three councilors on that commit-
tee were skeptical that public safety issues at the park can be adequately addressed. And one protest leader said OccupyMaine will remain at the park, regardless of whether the group gets a permit. Thursday’s committee meeting comes after increased police
calls to the Lincoln Park area, including one for an acid bomb that was lobbed at the protesters by a passing vehicle in October. Police also reported 10 other incidents, mostly assaults, over the last two weeks. Four of those assaults occurred over the long Thanksgiving weekend,
police said. City officials also inspected the camp and cited several code violations. For the encampment to continue, city attorney Gary Wood told the group last week, it must See page 25
INSIDE Obituaries....................... 11 Opinion.............................8 Out & About....................20 People & Business.........12
Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................31 School Notebook............13 Sports.............................15
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Portland school budget could grow $16M in 4 years Page 2
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Portland school budget could grow $16M in 4 years $46M needed for ‘dilapidated’ buildings By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — School Department spending could increase more than $16 million over the next four years under a proposed new multi-year budget. The schools will be moving to the multiyear budget in 2013, abandoning the yearto-year budget model traditionally used by Maine school districts and municipalities. Multi-year budgeting is supposed to allow school administrators to better prepare for future costs, including upgrades to infrastructure, although some aspects of the budget would still have to be approved
every year. The preliminary budget proposal by Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. includes a $7 million increase for next year, from the current $89.4 million to $96.7 million, which would mean a 6.41 percent increase in taxes. The increases represent additional funds for special education and behavioral intervention programs, and for technology such as laptop computers and iPads. Those increases are projected to continue each year as part of the multi-year budget. Projections out to 2016 extend the department’s annual budget to $105 million. All of the increases would have to first be approved by the School Board, then by the City Council.
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Only a portion of the increases would pay for a proposed $46 million in capital improvements at six of the city’s elementary schools, proposed to begin in fiscal 2013. The remainder of those costs would be borrowed. “These facilities are dilapidated, do not meet the academic needs of our students and pose serious safety issues,” Morse said in a memo to the School Board last week. Hall School is scheduled for replacement, and Lyseth, Longfellow, Presumpscot and Reiche schools are listed as most in need of repairs and additional space. In addition to the older buildings, the plans include expansion of the new Ocean Avenue school to “accommodate any displaced students.” The memo includes plans for eight bond issues, subject to City Council approval,
between 2013 and 2020 to pay for the construction. “Multi-year budgeting will encourage a more policy-oriented budget process and better allow allocation of limited resources to achieve strategic objectives, as it facilitates the integration of financial and strategic planning,” Morse’s memo said. He cited Jack Elementary School, which was torn down in 2001 because of mold issues and other safety concerns, as a warning of what could happen if the city does not take action on its elementary schools. “We learned from Jack Elementary that if deferred maintenance is allowed to continue too long, we could end up demolishing a building while having to continue to pay the debt service related to late upgrades to the facility,” Morse said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.
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Principal-free zone Early reviews good for Reiche School teacher leadership
By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND â€” The first few months of school were not all that different for Reiche Elementary School students this year. â€œI donâ€™t think the students even noticed,â€? Reiche teacher Kevin Brewster said. But there was a difference: Last year, Reiche became a teacher-led school. There are no administrators, no principal, no assistant principal in the building. The School Board approved the experimental program earlier this year, and two teacher leaders were elected by their peers. Brewster and Christine Keegan take turns in the principalâ€™s office, handling the duties usually taken care of by administrators. â€œItâ€™s a horizontal organization,â€? Keegan said. â€œWeâ€™re just the spokespeople who occupy this office. It isnâ€™t hierarchical.â€? Important decisions that need to be made, such as changes to the curriculum or purchasing new textbooks, are sent to one of four teacher committees. Every teacher in the school must participate in a committee. â€œThe teachers are invested. They donâ€™t sit on things,â€? Brewster said. â€œIf we feel like this is the direction we want to go, we do it.â€? He said that decisions under the teacherleader program have actually happened faster than when the school was run with a traditional principal-teacher model.
Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. agreed that the teacher-leader model appears to be going well. â€œYou can do a lot of stuff on paper ahead of time, and it looks good, but the reality is always different,â€? Morse said. â€œIn this case, itâ€™s better.â€? Morse said the teachers at the school are owning the program, and that the staff seems to be quickly coming up with solutions to problems, rather than just lists of problems. But both Keegan and Brewster said itâ€™s not just the teachers who have been working hard: parents have been an integral part of the schoolâ€™s early success. â€œThe teacher leadersâ€™ doors have been wide open to us,â€? said Judy Watson, a Parent Teacher Organization leader who has two children at Reiche. â€œTheyâ€™ve been very open to our considerations.â€? Watson said there was an incident on a school bus where students were being bullied, partially, she said, because the bus was so crowded. â€œWe brought the issue to (the teachersâ€™) attention, and they fixed the problem almost immediately,â€? she said. Teachers have been volunteering to ride the bus in the mornings and the evenings to make sure all the students are safe. â€œThey really nipped that in the bud,â€? Watson said. Jeremy Stein, who has two children at Reiche and is a teacher in Falmouth, said the teacher leaders have been very responsive to his emails and other communication. He also said some early reservations his
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family had about Brewster being stretched too thin has been resolved. Because Brewster splits his time between being in the classroom and working in the office, he spends half his day with his students. He teaches literacy, and another teacher works on math with his class. â€œIt actually worked out well,â€? Stein said. Like most people in the Reiche community, though, Stein said it is too early to tell if the teacher-leader program has been a total success. â€œThe real test will come when thereâ€™s a crisis, like when thereâ€™s a teacher whoâ€™s underperforming,â€? he said. â€œThat hasnâ€™t happened yet.â€? Reiche teachers are distributing surveys to all their studentsâ€™ parents and guardians to check in on the schoolâ€™s progress through this transition. The results are not yet in, but Brewster said the surveys heâ€™s seen have been very positive. Additionally, the school recently did an anonymous survey of all the staff to see how they believe things have gone. He said 98 percent of staff reported that the team approach is responsive to issues, and that the staff is working together well. â€œI think this really bodes well,â€? Brewster said. However, both he and Keegan said it was
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Reiche Elementary School teacher leaders Christine Keegan, left, and Kevin Brewster in what used to be the schoolâ€™s principalâ€™s office. Now, Keegan and Brewster share some of the administrative duties.
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Brennan to host inaugural reception at Ocean Gateway By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Mayor-elect Michael Brennan will break with tradition for his inauguration. Brennan, the city’s first popularly elected mayor since 1923, will still be sworn in at noon on Dec. 5 along with City Councilors Cheryl Leeman and John Coyne, as required by the City Charter. But Brennan, who will serve a four-year term and earn a $66,000 salary, said he will not deliver his inaugural address immediately after the ceremony. Instead, his speech will be delivered at a public reception scheduled for 6-9 p.m. at the Ocean Gateway Terminal. Brennan said the new time and location were selected to allow people to attend who would otherwise have to work. Ocean Gateway can accommodate up to 500 people,
he said. “Typically, it’s pretty crowded,” he said of the reception usually held in City Hall’s State of Maine Room. Brennan said music will be provided by local author and musician Philip Hoose, who won the 2009 National Book Award and plays in the band Chipped Enamel. The reception will also include School Board members, who will be sworn in Monday at 4 p.m. in City Hall. In the past, councilors and School Board members held separate receptions. Brennan said it is important to combine the two events. “We thought it would be nice to hold something jointly with the school committee to represent a new era of working together,” he said. City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg
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As written, the DOE’s rules would require students interested in attending a charter school to submit a written declaration of interest to the school between Jan. 1 and the third Tuesday in January. Then, the student must commit to enrolling by Feb. 15.
of students the school would be able to enroll, threatening its ability to attract interest from area families.
“A three-week window is unworkable,” Baxter Academy Director John Jaques said. “It needs to be changed.”
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“Most states (that allow charter schools) do not have an enrollment window at all. Public schools don’t have an enrollment window,” he said.
The Maine School Management Association, a nonprofit organization that lobbies for the interests of school districts, also testified at the Nov. 22 hearing, calling the rules “written to promote charter schools rather than regulate them.”
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Chances are you’d be disinclined to spend your money on a company that can’t get or won’t get its act together, or that reflects a certain negativity and a “can’t do” attitude. Now imagine that you are the owner of a company that is considering where to expand its business or build a new factory. You’re weighing locations in the United States, including Maine, and even some in Canada. You’ve been reviewing literature and data provided by the many locations keen to have you. You’ve hired consultants to help you with the choice. You’ve visited many sites. Your consultants inform you now that several governors are anxious to speak with you to assure you that you’ll love doing business in their states. It’s crunch time. You’ve narrowed your choices down to just a few, and it’s now at the point where subjective impressions and overall “feel” may tip the scales. In a final effort to get a better fix on the places you’re considering, you review news articles and other media regarding the various places in which you might invest. You try to look beyond the glossy brochures and slick DVDs, and you do a bit of research on the business environment. You start with Maine. You’ve met many nice people here, you’ve vacationed here. You know that a number of major companies operate here, and that the lifestyle is agreeable. You are taking Maine seriously. In the course of your review and in particular your consideration of news and comments coming from Augusta, however, you begin to wonder just what it would be like to do business in the state. You’re aware that the governor is controversial and plain-spoken, but you are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, chalk his remarks up to the glare of the spotlight and so on. Surprisingly, it’s the comments on the business environment that give you pause. Your colleague hands you an op-ed piece written by a Maine state legislator that describes Maine’s business environment as “toxic.” That doesn’t sound very promising.
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Then you see that the state is conducting “red tape audits” designed to expose and eliminate government waste. It’s good to try and fix those things, but it seems they’re not fixed yet. Now you’re reading that there are good workers in Maine, but most are not adequately trained for the jobs that are available. When exactly will there be enough people with the right skills, and how does that affect your business? All in all, you begin to see the outlines of a state in which the pieces don’t fit together. The brochures and the DVDs tell one story, but the words coming from state leaders say something entirely different. So you turn back to those brochures and DVDs, and you begin to wonder, just what is Maine’s sales pitch? A – Our products and the people who make them are second to none. B – Our management knows how to do things right. C – We waste a lot of money and we’ve been doing so for years. D – We operate in a toxic business environment. It may be that saying C and D out loud are the first steps towards being able to say A and B with confidence. In the meantime, however, you have to wonder whether it wouldn’t be better to invest in a place that has pride in itself and its business environment, even as it works to make things better. So, who’s next on the list? Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.
A lawyer, a comic and a comedy writer walk into the past... Rationally, I never had a chance as a stand-up. It’s simple common sense. If you hate beThe View ing recognized or touched or complimented, and I did, you probably shouldn’t be trying to get famous. Fortunately, I thought my love for the art would trump all that, paving the way for 10 years that I wouldn’t trade for anything and led to television writing, where I got to be funny without spending every night in a bar. Maybe that’s why we don’t get smart until we’re older: so we can make Mike Langworthy wonderful mistakes like that. I thought I made my peace with my journey years ago.
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ion. Let’s call him “William.” My friend was auditioning for a TV show that night. I was not. William asked me why. I said that while my friend was very funny and deserved any audition (I was nothing if not gracious), other newer, more talented comics, like myself, couldn’t get audition spots because the clubs rewarded the comics who had been there longer. William said, “I don’t know. When a comic is ready, he’ll get his chances. These shows are pretty anxious to find new faces.” They clearly weren’t too anxious to find mine, which could only mean one thing: William knew nothing about show business. The rest of the conversation went something like this: Me: So, are you a stand-up, William? William: No. Me: Have you ever done any stand-up? William: No. No, I haven’t. Me: Oh. Well, no sense cluttering up your opinions with information, then, is there? William smiled a world-weary smile, at which point my friend steered me to the other end of the bar and informed me that William booked the hottest talk show on television. I doubt if Max ever smack-talked himself out of an audition like that. Maybe envy isn’t keeping me from watching his video, or my own performances. It could be plain old embarrassment. My aversion to my own performances could also be
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What’s unsaid about OccupyMaine, welfare fraud My comment plays to Edgar Allen Beem’s recent Universal Notebook commentary of our governor’s proposal to drug test welfare recipients. No doubt Gov. LePage received another anonymous letter. (I suppose it sounds better then hearing voices.) But it also feeds into other newspapers’ recent articles about OccupyMaine and welfare fraud. Suffice to say, it isn’t the single homeless person bleeding the welfare system dry, but rather the young mother of two, three and, do I dare say, even four (and quite often by different fathers). So, if drug testing might be unconstitutional, what say you to the idea of sterilizing the young mother after one child? That’s where the fraud is, and they live off that child bearing. And then we get to the lawyer representing OccupyMaine talking about that group being at the bottom of the economic ladder. I suspect those are college graduates who major and degree in the soft sciences and discover after a five-figure education debt they have no better opportunity then the people from the 1987 Tent City protest. (But they do.) Interesting that neither competitor wanted to mention the real crust of welfare fraud and how the current Lincoln Park gang is, in addition to protesting economic disparity, also citing reasons why they should be forgiven their school debt. John W. Russell Portland
The View From Away from previous page like how people hate hearing their recorded voices. Or it could be the 1980’s clothes. I did stand-up from the Skinny Leather Tie/Members Only Jacket Era through the height of the Bill Cosby Designer Sweater Fiasco, and the farthest I got into any of my videos was one introduction. I saw a very thin version of myself wearing horizontal stripes that at my current weight would make me look like a Rothko tapestry. I couldn’t turn it off fast enough. People tell me the clothes in the other videos made similarly bold statements. Apparently, in one of them I say something like, “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Who puked on his sweater?’” If the clothes are too upsetting to watch, I can only imagine what unresolved feelings I still have about the performances themselves. Like I said, right now I remember that time very fondly. I learned life lessons that have been invaluable. It may be better not to see how far short of your memories of yourself you fell. This is a difference between performing and most other careers. Insurance salesmen don’t have to watch that time they totally screwed up the difference between term and single premium and feel their shoes fill up with flop sweat
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Occupy the Republican Party The stunning failure of the congressional supercommittee to agree upon how to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion was entirely a function of the unwillingness of Republicans to compromise. Democrats tried to protect social programs serving the poor, the disabled, the elderly and working people, but they were reluctantly willing to reduce entitlement spending to get a deal. Republicans, on the other hand, were only interested The Universal in protecting tax breaks for wealthy individuals and corporations (which to Republicans are one in the same). And so the lines are drawn: rich Republicans against the rest of us. In the Nov. 9 issue of Rolling Stone, Tim Dickinson explains in telling detail “How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich.” I highly recommend Dickinson’s trenEdgar Allen Beem chant analysis, which has moderate Republicans excoriating the extremists who have taken over their party. But the short version of “how” is that since the Republican revolution of 1994 (Remember the old Newt? Same as the new Newt) U.S. tax policy has created a growing income gap by transferring wealth to the wealthy via reduced inheritance, capital gains, and corporate taxes. As Dickinson points out, “almost without exception, every proposal put forth by GOP lawmakers and presidential candidates is intended to preserve or expand tax privileges for the wealthiest Americas.” At the dark heart of Dickinson’s analysis is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, a man Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman calls a “fiscal terrorist.” It was Norquist who coerced Republican candidates into taking “no new taxes” pledges, which in turn is why America now cannot pay its bills. Don’t be fooled by conservative cant. Taxes in this country are at historic lows. Even St. Ronald raised taxes 11 times in eight years. It’s called fiscal re-
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all over again. Or worse, have a loved one watch old video of them and say things like, “That’s funny. I remember you being more alive back then.” Yes. I might just let sleeping dogs lie for a while.
sponsibility. Republicans used to be about balanced budgets. Now they’re about stiffing working stiffs and fattening fat cats. This disconnect – the rich get richer at everyone else’s expense – is why the Occupy Wall Street movement has erected tent cities all over the country and the world. I know, I know, you’re as frustrated as I am that the occupiers don’t seem to have a clear agenda, achievable goals such as the end of war or segregation. But this marvelously decentralized, democratic movement does embrace the core value of economic justice. (Want to make a conservative scoff? Use the phrase “economic justice.” No such thing as far as these grumpy Grovers are concerned. There’s “my money” and nothing but “my money.”) But factions of the OWS movement have articulated policy actions that are achievable and desirable. The protesters at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., have prepared “The 99%’s Deficit Proposal,” a fair tax system that would start to restore a measure of social justice to America’s tax policy. Their tax system would start with taxing the wealthiest Americans at a higher rate, a proposal that the majority of Americans and even socially conscious millionaires support. It also proposes taxing capital gains the same as earned income. No one has ever been able to explain to me why investment income (money investors did not work for or “earn”) is taxed at a lower rate than earned income. It should be the other way around. The Occupy tax policy further proposes a small Speculation Tax on the purchase of stocks and bonds, taxing all profits of U.S. corporations whether generated in this country or abroad, and the total elimination of off-shore tax havens. Tax havens cost the U.S. as much as $100 billion a year. You can read the entire proposal on the Occupy Washington, D.C., website, october2011.org. Bottom line: the Republican Party was not always as virulently anti-social as the cast of 2012 presidential candidates would suggest. The GOP needs to purge itself of the Grover Norquist tea party types, or America needs to purge itself of the Republican Party. Personally, I don’t care which it is. 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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Anthony N. Bennett, 84: Known as the ‘Mayor of Kaler Road’ PORTLAND — Anthony N. Bennett, 84, of South Portland, died on Nov. 8. Born on April 28, 1927, in Portland, he was a son of John and Elizabeth (Vestale) Bennett. He attended North School and graduated from Cheverus High School. In 1947 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He worked for the U.S. Post Office for 25 Bennett years as a letter carrier. Bennett enjoyed bowling and was a Maine State Champion bowler. In his younger years he was a great softball player and an excellent pitcher, often able to strike out several batters during a game. An avid gardener, he took pleasure and pride in growing vegetables which he shared with family and neighbors. He also helped many neighbors maintain their lawns, removing the snow, and giving advice and guidance with property improvements and repairs. He always had his neighbors best interest at heart; he often negotiated with contractors on his neighbor’s behalf so that they would pay the most reasonable prices. As a result of his dedication, loyalty, and dependability, his neighbors affectionately called him the “Mayor of Kaler Road.” He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland and an active member of the American Legion in South Portland. After 62 years of marriage, his wife, Lillian M. Bennett, died on March 20, 2011. He was also predeceased by his brothers Frank, Louis, Sam, James, Emery and John and sister Lucia, as well as grandson Anthony Brown. He is survived by his daughter Patricia P. Brown and her husband Harry D. Brown; brother Peter James Bennett; grandchildren, Cynthia Persin, Angela Ripperger, and Stephen Brown; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Cross Church on Nov. 14 followed by burial at New Calvary Cemetery, 1461
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Thomas Joseph Joyce Jr., 75, died Nov. 21, in Florida. Born in Portland, he was a long time resident of Cumberland. He moved to Florida in 2000. Joyce graduated from Cheverus High School and later, from Gorham State Teacher’s College. He was the principal of Greely Junior High School in Cumberland for more than 30 years. An avid sports fan, Joyce was particularJoyce ly devoted to Notre Dame football. He attended Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth and most recently was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in The Villages, Fla. Joyce was predeceased by his first wife Susan Story Joyce. He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Patricia Bruce and her husband John of Boston, Mass., Mary Satake and her husband Eiki of Brunswick, and Annmarie Joyce of Portland; step daughters
PORTLAND — Philip B. Snyder, 77, died on Nov. 18, at the Inn at Village Square in Gorham after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born on June 2, 1934, Snyder was a son of Vernon B. and Gladys M. Jellison Snyder of Gouldsboro. On Jan. 24, 1954, he married Donna L. Dorr and they moved to Portland where they raised five children. In 1969, he began Snyder Phil Snyder’s Oil Burner Service, where he took much pride in maintaining more than 20,000 heating systems in the greater Portland area, especially the ancient steam boilers of Munjoy Hill. His son Philip joined the business in 1995 to form Snyder’s Plumbing & Heating, and they worked side-by-side until he retired in 2010. His family and friends will remember him as a man of few words who had a kind heart when it came to his long-time customers who sometimes needed help at all hours of the night or on holidays. Snyder loved his family, gardening, cooking, country and bluegrass music, racing at Beechridge Speedway, his work and his customers. His wife of 55 years, Donna, died on Nov. 21, 2009. He was also predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Richard and Jessie Snyder. He is survived by his children, Tim Snyder of Saco, Steve Snyder and his wife Ruth of Buxton, Deirdre Lorfano and her husband David of Harrison, Darlene Chapman and her husband Alan of Gray, and Philip L. Snyder and his wife Alise of Standish; sister Alice Snyder of Gouldsboro; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Visiting hours were held on Nov. 22 at Blais and Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church
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Good Deeds The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce presented a check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. A portion of the proceeds from the recent chamber-sponsored 2011 Freeport Kitchen Tour event was designated for the Freeport “Women Build” project through Habitat for Humanity. Oakhurst Dairy and the Maine Red Claws announced that they will join forces to help support Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. During the upcoming season, Oakhurst Dairy will donate $500 to the Clubs each time the Maine Red Claws score more than 100 points at one of the team’s 24 home games. Oakhurst has pledged to donate up to $5,000. The Planet Dog Foundation, a Portland-based nonprofit organization, awarded a $10,000 grant to Maine Medical Center to fund its therapy dog program for the next three years. The hospital has an active team of 37 trained volunteer handlers and 41 dogs that visit most units
in the hospital, including the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. The grant will be used to provide materials for existing teams and to expand the program to 50 dogs. The Foundation awarded 10 grants to canine service organizations in celebration of 10 years of giving. Town and Country Federal Credit Union Maine recently awarded $5,000 to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland as a part of their Better Neighbor Fund Contest. Falmouth Sea Grill will be a drop-off location this holiday season for Toys for Tots. People can drop off new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages from Dec. 1-14 at the Falmouth Sea Grill 215 Foreside Road, Falmouth. For more information visit toysfortots.org SolAmore Hospice of South Portland teamed up with volunteers from Biddeford’s 50 Plus Club to ensure that 10 needy families would have a happy Thanksgiving. Employees from SolAmor and volunteers from the 50 Plus Club donated turkeys, stuffing, potatoes and all the fixings to fill baskets delivered to families in the area.
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The Dermatology office of Dr. Joel Sabean in South Portland has just introduced a non-surgical ultrasound therapy for counteracting the effects of time and gravity on your skin. This procedure, called Ultherapy uses the body’s own regenerative response to gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue. According to Dr. Sabean “Baby boomers are unique in they are the first generation that wants to look like they feel, and don’t want to feel like they look.” And that’s what this new treatment offers, the possibility of a freshened and younger look. But while surgery has always been an option, this ultrasound therapy can provide many of the same results, but is completely noninvasive. This treatment uses ultrasound
which has been in use for over 50 years in medical procedures. It works by applying low levels of heat to just the right depth beneath Dr. Sabean the surface of the skin. The natural response of the skin to this energy is to stimulate the growth of collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, which results in a natural lift of the skin over time. “There’s two components, there’s an immediate lift for most people and then there’s a late lift that works in ninety five plus percent.” says Sabean. Because this treatment utilizes ultrasound, it is the only procedure that allows the practitioner to see
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their own body naturally repairing itself.” Those who are good candidates for this procedure include people whose skin has relaxed to the point of looking and feeling less firm. A lowered brow line, sagging skin on the eyelids, loose neck skin or the appearance of jowls are often the first signs of maturing skin. Ultherapy has been available in Europe for over 4 years, and has proven to be an inviting alternative to surgery. It has been in the U.S. for just over a year. For More information about Ultherapy, contact the office of Dr. Joel Sabean: 350 Cottage Road, S. Portland
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Portland Public Schools team up for food drive Students at Hall Elementary School and Portland High School teamed up during November to collect food for the Wayside Food Programs. Students brought boxes, bags and cans of nonperishable items to school. Seven students from the Portland High Student Council helped pack to donated food and delivered it to Wayside. The combined effort collected seven crates of food weighing nearly 400 pounds. Hall’s business partner, Bangor Savings Bank, also participated in the food drive. In addition to food donations, the bank gave $250 to Wayside. Pictured at left are Hall Elementary students who helped with the food drive.
Portland cafeterias aim for better nutrition PORTLAND — Cafeterias in Portland’s elementary schools recently received a makeover aimed at teaching children about how to choose foods that make a healthy, balanced diet. Improvements to the school lunch program, including colorful posters and banners pointing children to healthier choices, were supported by $462,908 from the Communities Putting Prevention to Work federal grant. The new signs contain nutrition advice from the newly released USDA MyPlate guidelines that remind children to eat well. In addition to the new banners in the cafeteria, coloring pages with nutrition messages will be available to schools and parents, and nutrition information will be posted in the district’s secondary school cafeterias later this year. This promotion is a part of a multi-year effort to improve the quality of Portland’s school lunch program. Every school cafeteria now has a self-serve bar with fresh fruit, vegetables, grains and legume choices. Additionally, the district’s central kitchen is cooking more food from scratch and serving more local produce, meat and fish, including vegetables grown in the schools’
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The Forecaster will present its Fall Athletes and Coaches of the Year in next week’s issue. In two weeks, our Winter Sports Preview, featuring a detailed look at each varsity team at every school in our coverage area, will appear.
Fall athletes earn all-star honors By Michael Hoffer Another triumphant fall sports season is in the books and once again, athletes from the city of Portland made headlines from start to finish. As a result, many of Cheverus, Deering, McAuley, Portland and Waynflete’s finest were named to postseason all-star teams. Here’s a look:
Football After winning a second successive Class A state title, the Cheverus football team, not surprisingly, had several players named to the Southern Maine Activities Association all-conference squad. Deering and Portland made their presence felt as well. The first team offense featured Cheverus’ Cam Olson (quarterback), Spencer Cooke (running back), Louis DiStasio (wide receiver) and Christian Deschenes (line), along with Deering wide receiver Renaldo Lowry, tight end James Doyle and lineman Alex Stilphen and Portland lineman Nate Porter. Cheverus’ Cooke won the Dave Allen Award. Cheverus’ Deschenes was given the Gerry Raymond Award. The first team defense included Cheverus’ Donald Goodrich (end) and Deering’s Trey Thomes (back). Deering’s Nick DiBiase (linebacker) and Ken Sweet (back) were second team selections. SMAA All-Academic team qualifiers included Cheverus’ Cooke, Michael Dedian, Deschenes, DiStasio, Olson, Charlie Rainville and Thomas Sullivan, Deering’s Connor Darling and Portland’s Porter. Semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy are expected to be named soon. The award, given to the state’s finest senior player, will be bestowed in January.
nior defender Nathan Finberg and Portland senior defender Andrew Schwartz and junior goalkeeper Chip Walker were honorable mentions. Maker was selected the SMAA Offensive Player of the Year. The SMAA All-Academic team included Cheverus’ Daniel Herman, Jotham Illuminati, Nathan Palmer and Bradford Pineau, Deering’s Tim Devlin, Sam Goldberg, Jamie Gullbrand and Ari Hymoff and Portland’s Hunter Andreasen, Ben Day, Barry Quinn and Andrew Schwartz. The Western A regional all-star team included Cheverus’ Maker and Melville and Portland’s Rovnak. In the Western Maine Conference, Class C state champion Waynflete placed senior back Daniel Wiener and juniors Peabo Knoth (forward), Zander Majercik (goalie) and Paul Runyambo (midfield) on the Class C first team. Senior Addison St. Onge-May was an honorable mention selection. The All-Academic team included Waynflete’s William Cleaves, George Johnson, Sam Martin, Mitch Newlin and St. Onge-May. Knoth and Wiener also made
the Western C regional squad. All-State, All-New England, All-American and class Player of the Year selections will be announced following Sunday’s Maine Soccer Coaches’ banquet.
Girls’ soccer The SMAA girls’ all-star team also featured an abundance of familiar names. The first team included Deering sophomore forward Alexis Elowitch, sophomore defender Edie Pallozzi and McAuley junior goalkeeper Molly Miller. Cheverus sophomore forward Sade Lyons, junior midfielder Darby Rawcliffe, senior defender Allison Thomas and junior defender Danielle Kane and Deering senior midfielder Alexis Sivovlos made the second team. Portland junior forward Ashley Frank, Deering senior defender Lindsey Sneider and McAuley senior defender Olivia Crozier were honorable mentions. The All-Academic team featured Cheverus’ Emily Gibson, Katherine Hunziker and Thomas, Deering’s Katie Donlan, Becca Elowitch, Georgia Hutchins, Courtney McGorrill, Nicole Mason, Veronica Mitchell, Sivovlos and Olivia Wilkins, McAuley’s Crozier, Christina Leake and
Kathryn O’Donoghue and Portland’s Mary Badger and Carley McQuinn. Deering’s Alexis Elowitch was named to the Western A regional all-star team. In the WMC, Waynflete senior forward Becky Smith, junior back Katherine Harwood, junior midfielders Sadie Cole and Rhiannan Jackson, sophomore midfielder Walker Foehl and sophomore forward Ella Millard all were named to the Class C first team. Smith and Maddy Agnew qualified for the All-Academic team. Smith made the Western C squad. All-State, All-New England, All-American and class Player of the Year selections will be announced following Sunday’s Maine Soccer Coaches’ banquet.
Field hockey City field hockey teams enjoyed many special moments this fall and produced an abundance of all-stars. The SMAA first team included Cheverus’ Sarah LaQuerre and Ali Saxton, Deering’s Caley Presby and Portland’s Raechel Allen and Kylie Dalbec. Cheverus’ Staci Swallow and McAuley’s Danielle Allen made the second team.
Deering senior Alex Stilphen earned SMAA football all-star honors for his play on the line.
Cheverus’ Laura Peabody-Harrington, Deering’s Sarah Brink, McAuley’s Jaime LaCasse and Portland’s Eleni Anderson were honorable mentions. The All-Rookie team included Cheverus’ Libby DesRuisseaux, Deering’s Andrea Lemoult and Portland’s Rachel Waterhouse. Cheverus’ LaQuerre, Deering’s Presby and Portland’s Allen and Dalbec were named to the Class A All-State team. In the WMC, Waynflete’s Rosalind Gray-Bauer and Jo Moore made the Division 2 first team. Merilla Michael was named to
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It’s all Deering in 100th Thanksgiving Day game
Boys’ soccer The SMAA boys’ soccer first team featured Cheverus senior forward Elliot Maker and senior midfielder Nick Melville and Portland junior forward Tim Rovnak and senior defender Ben Day. The second team included Cheverus senior midfielder Alexander Hoglund, Deering freshman defender Stephen Ochan and Portland senior midfielders Paley Burlin and Ralph Houanche. Cheverus sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Mull, Deering senior defender Anthony Verville and ju-
Deering junior Kenny Sweet throws Portland freshman quarterback Ryan Ruhlin for a loss during the teams’ 100th Thanksgiving Day meeting last week. Sweet was named Deering’s MVP for the game. The contest had a little of everything. Prior to kickoff, the Fitzpatrick Stadium press box was named for longtime Portland High teacher, historian and public address announcer Peter Gribbin. Then, the teams combined for 10 turnovers, the Rams rolled to a 33-0 win and controversy reigned at the end when Portland coach Mike Bailey felt that Deering was running up the score. Bailey kicked off instead of receiving after the final Rams’ touchdown and the coaches did not shake hands after the game.
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Despite this interception by Portland sophomore Jayvon Pitts-Young, Deering cut the Bulldogs’ alltime Thanksgiving Day advantage to 54-39 with seven ties. Senior Seamus Kilbride was named the Portland MVP.
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Big change in store for indoor track By Michael Kelley GORHAM — When the Southwestern Maine Track Conference season convenes on Dec. 9, it will be unlike any before. For the first time in generations, the 17-team league will not be competing at the Portland Exposition Building on Park Avenue, after calling it home for more than 85 years. The league, which includes teams from as far north as Windham and as far south as Noble, will run its season at the University of Southern Maine Field House in Gorham this year. Just prior to the 2011-2012 school year, the athletic directors from the Southern
Maine Activities Association voted 10-4, with three abstentions, to leave the Expo due to safety concerns with the 52-year old track. Tom Blake, the meet director for both the boys’ and girls’ leagues said the 140-meter wooden bank track has seen “serious deterioration” as of late. “Over the last few years there hasn’t been a meet where we haven’t had to stop competition, get off the track and fix it,” said Blake, who has been a track official at the Expo for 40 years. Blake said between the wear and tear of tens of thousands of runners using it over the years, the bolts were not holding the
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portable track in place and some of the wooden boards were rotting. A committee made up of coaches, parents, track officials and community members was formed a few years ago to look into raising funds for a new state-of-the-art track. Blake, a member of the group, said the committee never came up with a cost estimate for the new track, but did have some local businesses such as Hannaford Bros., Pepsi-Cola, and Hammond Lumber express interest in helping the cause. However, the plan never came to fruition and the athletic directors decided to look into relocating the league rather than updating the existing track. “I don’t think they ever had an engineer come in to quantify what needed to be done to the track, but there were definitely areas that needed to be replaced,” said George Mendros, Thornton Academy’s boys’ in-
door track coach since 1996. Many of the coaches, Mendros included, were supportive of staying at the Expo, in part because of the atmosphere of the 97-year-old building. “To me, running track at the Expo was a high school sport the way it should be,” Mendros said. “Spectators are right there on top of the action.” Greg Wilkinson, longtime coach of the Bonny Eagle boys’ team, said that feeling will be lost at USM because the seating will be across from where the runners will finish, making it much more difficult to follow races. Nevertheless both Wilkinson and Mendros agree it will provide a better experience for the athletes, in part because of the improved track, but also because they will be able to participate in the triple jump,
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Honors from page 15 the second team. Chloe Williams was an honorable mention. Waynflete’s Alida Ferrell qualified for the All-Academic team. Gray-Bauer was chosen for the Class C All-State squad. Portland’s Eleni Anderson and Ellen Jewett qualified for the Academic AllState team.
Cross country The SMAA boys’ All-Conference cross country first team included Portland freshman Ben Allen. Deering senior Thomas Dean and Portland junior Dexter Morse qualified for the second team. Cheverus senior Lukas Temple was an honorable mention. Cheverus’ Spencer Amberson, Temple, David Woodbury and Adam Zieba, Deering’s Jesse Butler, Dean, Noah Finberg, Tyler Giroux, Sean Perry and Gabe Turner and Portland’s Morse and Sam Hilton qualified for the All-Academic team. On the girls’ side, three-time Class A
Track from page 16 long jump and pole vault, events not possible at the Expo. “You always want the athletes to have the best facility possible. The Expo didn’t provide that,” said Ron Kelly, who has been coaching the Scarborough High School girls’ team since 1996. “We are definitely looking forward to it. It’s more conducive to the races we run at the end of the season at (the state championships). At the Expo, there was always a conversion factor for the state races. Those, unfortunately, were never perfect.” Wilkinson said the league’s teams have always done well at the state championship despite the running conditions of the Expo. In fact, six of the past nine boys’ Class A
Cheverus senior Nick Melville was a first-team boys’ soccer all-star.
Portland senior Kylie Dalbec helped the Bulldogs reach the regional final for the first team and made the SMAA first-team and Class A all-state team for her efforts.
state champion Cheverus won the league title. Team members senior Fiona Hendry and sophomores Shannon Conley and Kiera Murray made the SMAA first team. Deering senior Ella Ramonas was an honorable mention. Cheverus’ Emily Durgin, Lizzie Gwilym, Hendry and Madeline Woods, Deering’s Julia Kang, Maddie Ostwald and Ramonas and McAuley’s Taxiarhia Arabatzis and Rebecca Kaiser qualified for the All-Academic team. In the WMC, the first team included Waynflete’s Abshir Horor. Teammate Josh Espy qualified for the second team. Waynflete’s Peter Stein made the AllAcademic team. On the girls’ side, Waynflete’s Martha
Veroneau qualified for the first team. Waynflete’s Hanae Miyake, Chloe Rowse and Emily Trafton made the AllAcademic team. The boys’ all-state team included Waynflete’s Horor. The girls’ all-state first team featured Cheverus’ Durgin, Hendry and Murray. Conley was an honorable mention.
state champions were from the conference. Conference teams have won the last nine girls’ state championships, including the past seven by Scarborough. To repeat that success again this year, teams will have to get used to several changes in how the meets will operate at USM. Rather than running in duel, tri, or quad meets, teams will be running against five or six other teams. To save time, the boys’ and girls’ races will alternate and the finals will be based on time rather than on heat finish, like they were in the Expo. The schedule is also different. Meets will run on select Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and during the week from 5:30 - 10 p.m. Teams will not be running six straight Saturdays like they did at the Expo, but rather, at less frequent meets over a nineweek period from December to February.
“I am all for changes,” Wilkinson said, “But it will be very difficult to let go of the Expo.” While the high school program is leaving, the middle school track program will continue to operate at the Expo, at least for now. The Southern Maine Middle School Indoor Track Conference will continue holding meets at the Expo, but on a redesigned track. Wilkinson, who runs the conference
Golf The SMAA Northern division golf allstar first team featured individual Class A co-champion Joe Walp of Deering, along with teammate Rocco Spizuoco and Cheverus’ Mike Haas-Zanghi. Cheverus’ Chris Billings and Andrew Cloutier and Portland’s Zach Luce were named to the second team.
Waynflete sophomore Ella Millard made the WMC Class C all-star team.
Cheverus’ Bryan Cross, James Kapothanasis and Quinn O’Hanlon, Deering’s Delaney Loring and Spizuoco, McAuley’s Katherine Poulin and Jaemin Shin and Portland’s Anthony Bowden and Kyle Leborgne qualified for the AllAcademic team. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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Track from page 17 with Blake, said the newly-designed 134 meter track, which was tested by athletes at Deering High School, will have shorter straightaways and longer turns. Middle school athletic directors looked at running at USM as well, said Blake, but the college could not accommodate the league in March, when it operates. There was a possibility, he noted, that the middle school program could run at the facility in November prior to the college basketball
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Greater Portland Auditions
St., Portland, $15, FMI 774-7200.
Ajkun Ballet Theater, New York City-based dance company, holding auditions in February and March 2012 in New York City; FMI visit ajkunbt.org.
Books & Authors Story Time, every Monday morning, 9:30 a.m., Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 899-9279.
Wednesday 11/30 Lou Ureneck to speak on “Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream and Five Acres in Maine,” 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, FMI 865-3307.
”Conversations with Edd Bonney,” now available for sale at Freeport Public Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, freeportpubliclibrary.com.
”Something Blue,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, FMI 781-2620.
Theater & Dance
Reading by poet Arielle Greenberg, 7 p.m., Room 133, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, FMI 228-8393.
USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: An Encounter with Simone Weil, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 SPACE members/Free to USM students and staff with ID, 828-5600.
Sacred Stories of Challenge and Hope of Immigrants and Refugees, 4-6 p.m., South Portland City Hall, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, arrive by 3:45, no admission beyond 4 p.m., FMI 767-3201.
Sunday 12/18 Book Discussion of “Cleopatra,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, FMI 443-5141.
Comedy Sunday 12/4 ”A Holiday Visit with Ida” with comedian Susan Poulin, 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford
”The Barn” Premier featuring Freeport resident Erik Brobst, 7 & 9 p.m., Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, $5, FMI 772-4022.
Line, image and arc in the free verse poem workshop, 5:30-8 p.m., The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, $50/$35 for Telling Room volunteers, FMI 774-6064.
Palestinian Film Festival, runs through Dec. 3, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 for SPACE members, FMI 828-5600.
Toni Buzzeo book signing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Millcreek Plaza, 50 Market St., South Portland, FMI 799-2659.
Portland String Quartet Concert Series: The Art of the Fugue, 2 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 761-1522.
Barbara Walsh to speak on “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.
cago,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Dec. 22, Addison Wooley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499.
Freeport 5th grade band holiday concert, 7 p.m., Falmouth Elementary, 58 Woodville Road, FMI 781-3988.
”Peace 2011” 5-7 p.m., runs through Dec. 31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, FMI 772-2693.
Viva Lebowski 2011: a tribute to the Coen Brothers, 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI 791-2695.
Galleries Friday 12/2 ”Art for Everyone:” a collection of donated art, 5-8 p.m., Goodwill Headquarters, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, goodwillnne.org. ”Drawing the Line #11” opening reception 12-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, FMI 699-5083. ”Group Exhibit” featuring works by Jeanne O’Toole, Jay LaBrie, Kieth Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, runs through Dec. 31, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097. ”In the Forest by the Sea,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 2012, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, FMI 253-6808.
Thursday 12/1 Jeffrey Foucault & Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, FMI 761-1757.
Friday 12/2 Connor Garvey and Tall Heights, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609. ”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org. Home Time Radio, shows Dec. 2-3 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $10 advance/$15 door, FMI 865-2220.
Saturday 12/3 The Bob Band, 9 p.m., Slainte Wine and Bar Lounge, 24 Preble St., Portland, FMI thebobband.com.
Sunday 12/4 Sharp Note Singing, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, 216-3890.
Thursday 12/8 Cornmeal, 8 p.m., 21+, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $12, FMI cornmealinthekitchen.com.
Friday 12/9 ”Elmo Makes Music,” runs through Dec. 11, Cumberland County Civic Center, sesamestreetlive.com.
”Port of Portland:” A Ship-Shaped History, 5 p.m. opening reception, runs through Jan. 3, Portland Public Library, Lewis Gallery, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 443-1316.
”Vanishing Acts” and “My Chi-
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Carolyn Currie, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, $8 adults/$6 children, FMI 780-4249.
A holiday classic at Freeport Factory Stage
”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets through porttix.com or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.
Thursday 12/1 A Celtic Christmas, through Dec. 11, 7 p.m, Sat./Sun. 2 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets $12-22, FMI and reservations 799-5327.
Friday 12/2 ”Holidays from Heaven and Hell,” 7:30 p.m., $5, CTN5 Studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, FMI 671-9481. Swing Dance with live music by WailBone Swing Band, 7 p.m., North Deering Grange, 1408 Washington Ave., Portland, $10, FMI 653-5012.
Friday 12/9 ”Gift of the Magi,” Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., additional Dec. 11 show at 2 p.m., Williston-Immanuel Church, 156 High St., Portland, $15 adults/$10 seniors, FMI and reservations covelight2011.com. ”Love’s Old Sweet Song,” Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m., Mayo St. Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 suggested donation, FMI email@example.com.
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Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, will present performances of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 8-11. A special “pay what you can” performance for families will be held on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Shows Dec. 9-10 start at 7:30 p.m. and the Dec. 11 show begins at 2 p.m. For more information call 865-5505.
”Fixing the Future:” Creating Local Jobs and Building Prosperity, screening, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242.
”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, Mid Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI daponte. org.
Thursday 12/1 ”Gift Wrapped Collages” by Noriko Sakanishi, opening reception Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m., Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, 633-6252. ”Kitchen Americana,” 7 a.m.5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Ln., Damariscotta, 563-2867.
Sunday 12/4 Spindleworks Publishing Party, 4-5:30 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick, spindleworks.org.
”Imagination Takes Shape:” Canadian Inuit Art from the collection of Robert and Judith Toll, runs through Dec. 4, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9500 College St., Brunswick, FMI 725-3416.
Castlebay Yuletide Concert, 8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, $10, FMI 729-8515.
Theater/Dance Thursday 12/1
December Dance Concert, through Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, FMI 725-3375.
”Miracles on School St.,” Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18, Fri./Sat. shows 7:30 p.m. and Sun. shows 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, suggested donation $12, FMI 729-8584.
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Out & About
‘Nutcracker’ bigger, better than ever By Scott Andrews With Turkey Day behind us, the Christmas season is in full swing. And southern Maine’s arts and entertainment producers are out in full force for the next few weeks. This weekend’s biggest Christmas show is Maine State Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” I was thrilled when I saw it last weekend, and urge anyone who hasn’t attended recently to get out to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium for the final four performances. The Choral Art Society’s “Christmas at the Cathedral,” one of my personal favorite events of the season, is slated for four performances in Portland this Saturday and Sunday. The annual production of Broadway at Good Theater, which typically features about 50 percent Christmas material, runs Dec. 1-4 in Portland. Among non-Christmas offerings, Big Band Syndrome is a new locally produced event that features mostly original material by southern Maine musicians. BBS debuts Dec. 2 at Portland’s State Theatre.
‘The Nutcracker’ Bigger than ever. That’s the mantra for the Maine State Ballet’s 35th annual production of “The Nutcracker.” I revisited this show this past weekend after not attending for a few years, and I was thrilled with the experience. With a huge cast, live orchestra and elegant costumes, this is a big, big colorful event. If you haven’t seen MSB’s
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of rotating casts, not all appear on stage together. The 35-piece professional orchestra performs under the direction of Karla Kelley, while the dazzling costuming was created by MSM co-director Gail Csoboth. Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
Christmas at the Cathedral Chris Church
Clara and the nutcracker prince take a journey through the Christmas Tree Forest to the Palace of Sweets in Maine State Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which runs through this weekend in Portland.
“Nutcracker” recently, I urge you to get out this weekend for the last four performances. Artistic director for this (and the past 34) productions is MSB co-founder Linda MacArthur Miele, a former dancer with New York City Ballet under the direction of the legendary George Balanchine. She has licensed Balanchine’s copyrighted choreography for two of the scenes from the first act. Dancers are drawn from MSB’s teaching staff and students. They range from preschoolers to fully professional adult dancers. The total number is 292, but because
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Another excellent annual event for the Christmas season is Broadway at Good Theater, which features local singers and a genuine star of American musical theater. The big names from New York perform with this small professional theater company thanks to the myriad Broadway connections of artistic director and co-founder Brian P. Allen. The Broadway luminary for 2011 is Kevin Earley, who has played starring roles in “Les Miserables” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” He’ll be joined by 17 singers from southern Maine, most of them longtime Good Theater performers, plus a three-piece band under the direction of Victoria Stubbs. This year marks the professional company’s 10th anniversary, and Allen’s program pays tribute to prior productions, with show tunes from such musicals as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Spitfire Grill,” “Ruthless” and “Baby.” Seasonal and Christmas tunes were penned by top Broadway and Hollywood composers and lyricists of the mid-20th century. “This is our biggest set of concerts yet,” Allen said. “I wanted to pull out all the stops for our 10th anniversary and I think we’ve done it. The cast of 18 is amazing, and to have this music performed live without microphones in the beautiful St. Lawrence space makes this my favorite event of the year.” Catch Broadway at Good Theater at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. (top of Munjoy Hill) in Portland for five performances: Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Call Good Theater at 885-5883. continued page 22
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Emotionally drained by the shopping madness of Black Friday? Then recover your Christmas spirit this weekend with something diametrically opposite, when the majesty of Portland’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception provides a perfectly relaxed and spiritually uplifting venue for the Choral Art Society’s annual musical celebration of the season. Entering its 24th edition, Christmas at the Cathedral has become a personal favorite of mine. The Society’s 60 voices perform a wide variety of holiday and seasonal pieces, accompanied by trumpets and brass from the Portland Brass Quintet and the organ, played by Dan Moore. The voices and instrumentalists fill the beautiful church all the way up to its magnificent vaulted ceiling. Audiences will hear traditional holiday songs such as “The First Noel” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful” among several other more rarely performed holiday pieces, some dating to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A truly moving concert highlight is the candlelit procession and performance of “Silent Night,” which concludes the evening. There are four performances at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. in Portland: Dec. 3 at noon
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Community Calendar All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
Greater Portland Benefits Christmas Tree Sale, South Portland & Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, begins Nov. 25, Mill Creek Park, FMI email@example.com.
Friday 12/2 Holiday Artfest to benefit Wolfes Neck Farm, runs through Dec. 4., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 4, Art Guild Gallery 140 Main St., Freeport, FMI 865-5413. Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through openskyfund.org, guests are encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instruments appreciated.
Saturday 12/3 Christmas Tree/Wreath sale, sponsored by Cheverus High School Haiti Solidarity Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., also runs Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, FMI 7746238. The Big Chill Arts, Crafts and Vintage Holiday Sale to benefit Mayo St. Arts Center, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609.
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Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 12/8 A Christmas Special for the Portland Area, 7 p.m., donations accepted for A Heart for Haiti Mission of Orphans, Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland.
Friday 12/9 About Face to benefit Merrill Memorial Library, 6 p.m., 215 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 725-9436.
Bulletin Board Center for Maine Craft, in the Maine Mall through December 2011, open regular and extended Maine Mall hours, FMI 772-8653.
$40 members/$60 non-members, Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., Portland, FMI email@example.com. World AIDS Day Reception, 4-7 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, Ed 774-6877 ext. 8013.
Circle of Musicians, Sundays, 2-7 p.m., 263 Pine Point Road, $3/ person, $5/couple, hosted by Ron & Sherri Nick, FMI sheriwaves@ yahoo.com.
A Walnut Hill Christmas holiday gift show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth. Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland. Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Christmas Fair to benefit the Root Cellar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-5814.
Winter Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.
Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Cumberland United Methodist Church, 5 Upper Methodist Road, West Cumberland, FMI 657-4638.
Maine Genealogical Society meeting, Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI 329-6438.
Evening for the Environment, 5-7:30 p.m., Abromson Center, USM Portland, $25, FMI 620-8811.
Thursday 12/1 58th Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Open House, 5:30-7 p.m., 1025 Westbrook St., Portland, FMI 831-1560. Society for Marketing Professional Services Northern New England meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
St. Bart’s Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 781-3805. Tours of Oak St. Lofts, 12-2 p.m.,
72 Oak St., Portland, FMI 553-7780 ext. 253. Yarmouth Historical Society open house, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Old Ledge Schoolhouse, 121 West Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-6259.
Sunday 12/4 Jingle Bell Run Freeport 5k, 8:30 a.m., $20 pre-registration/$25 race day registration, Freeport High School, FMI 800-639-2113. Wreaths Across America candlelight vigil, 4 p.m., Freeport Fire Department, Main St., Freeport,
Cumberland Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Town Center, FMI 829-4687.
Freeport Creative Arts Conversation Series: The art & craft of publishing online, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $5, FMI freeportcreativearts.com.
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Community Calendar from previous page Symposium, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor), South Portland, FMI adowning@mainechamber. org. Navigating the lipstick jungle, 5:30 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15, 7801686. South Portland Land Trust Annual Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, FMI 615-7840.
Friday 12/9 Safe Passage Open House, 5:307:30 p.m., 81 Bridge St., Yarmouth.
Saturday 12/10 Holiday Craft Fun, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,
unteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666.
SCORE is seeking volunteers to work in the “counselors to America’s small business” program, FMI, Nancy, 772-1147.
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CATCH Healthy Habits, an afterschool program that brings teams of adults, age 50+, together with children to learn about healthy eating habits and active play, is looking for volunteers for its winter sessions, 396-6523.
South Portland Meals on Wheels needs drivers for South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth, 1-3 hours per week, mornings. Mileage reimbursement, Liz Engel, 767-2255.
AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express needs volunteers, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, FMI, Jennifer, 8710618.
ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for volunteers to be area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Vol-
Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI skimhs.org or 824-2440.
$5, Falmouth Corner Preschool, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, FMI 878-1192.
Sunday 12/11 Advent Vespers Candelight Service, 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.
Dining Out Saturday 12/3 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, adults $8/ children $5, FMI 846-4724. Our Lady of Hope Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children 12 and under.
Getting Smarter Friday 12/2 Improving College and Career Readiness in Writing, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, $120, FMI 415-8412.
Tuesday 12/6 Starting Your Own Business: Everything you need to know, 6-9 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., East Tower, Portland, $35, FMI and to register scoremaine.org.
Saturday 12/10 Focus on Philanthropy: the act of leadership, 10 a.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, FMI and to register, thebankofmaine.com.
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between family members before a crisis hits, according to the experts. They need to consider what quandaries they may run into, and what’s out there to help them. SMAA’s Family Caregiver Support Program focuses on support, problem-solving, and education. It helps people work through family communication issues, figure out ways to take a break, and offers one-on-one support by phone, e-mail and in-person appointments. The program also conducts support groups and facilitates educational programs and classes to teach all caregivers easier ways to address and anticipate issues that may be down the road. “People really need to weigh out how much of the care they want to manage,” O’Sullivan said. “Do you want to take out worker’s comp and Social Security? If I’m thinking ahead to whether I will need long-
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to work or providing care to a senior adult. SMAA tries to help people see ways to have these kinds of family conversations. because if mom or dad can no longer live independently, the ideal caregiver may not always be the most obvious person. “People think it’s mostly women doing the care-giving,” Wilder said. “But there are a lot of men out there care-giving for women, especially since more women have Alzheimer’s. My husband puts in a lot of hours, too.” SMAA encourages families to have these conversations when it is a non-issue, so that they are prepared when it becomes a problem. “It’s much easier to do it before the crisis hits,” Fallon said. “Unfortunately, too many times people don’t think about it until the
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Homelessness from page 1 demand for services to lay the groundwork. According to a City Council resolution establishing the task force, homelessness in Portland has increased by 20 percent since the recession started in 2008. People who are homeless for the first time account for more than a third of the increase. Waxman leads the council’s Health and Recreation Committee, which receives monthly updates about shelter use. Recent reports show there is an increasing number of homeless families and veterans who are unable to find work after getting out of the military. “The middle (class) is sliding down,” Waxman said. “More families are becoming homeless. I thought, we have to do this. This can’t wait.” The task force will consist of two content experts, two homeless service providers, two representatives from health-care organizations, two business leaders, two community members, a housing developer and a City Council representative. The plan is expected to focus on health care, supportive and affordable housing, and prevention. The task force will convene a larger group of stakeholders for public input.
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crisis hits, so we’re trying to serve people at both ends of the spectrum. When a family member is caring for a senior adult who is beset with a chronic or progressive condition like dementia, there is time to anticipate what’s coming down the road. However, if faced with a sudden illness or hip fracture, it’s like night and day for the senior adult; One day they’re fine and the next day they’re in the hospital for surgery and months of rehabilitation. “Statistically, there will be more parents to care for than there are children,” Fallon said. “Coming up with alternatives to longterm care and extensive family care could
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Waxman, whose term on the council ends in December, will remain on the committee as a community member and co-chairwoman. HHS Director Douglas Gardner said the plan will include input from Westbrook and South Portland, cities with whom Portland has a working relationship on the problem of homelessness. Gardiner said Westbrook and South Portland are actively engaged with Portland’s homeless programs and have contracts to reimburse the city for placements that require city staff. Those communities also work to bring their residents back home whenever possible, he said. Gardiner said from Nov. 1, 2010, to Nov. 1, 2011, Portland has helped 16 Westbrook families and 12 South Portland families. Seven of those families have returned to their hometowns, while eight have established full residency in Portland, he said. Since homelessness is a regional problem, Gardiner said, a regional solution makes sense. “We want to make sure we’re using, in the greater Portland area, all the resources that are available to us to prevent and end homelessness,” he said. Homelessness was also a major issue during the city’s recent mayoral election
campaign. In addition to advocating for a regional approach, many candidates agreed that better coordination of service providers and the involvement of the business community were needed. That seems to be where the task force will be heading. Jennings, of the Red Claws, said he jumped at the chance to help lead the group. Having served as a White House fellow for Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton, Jennings said he has experience and expertise on federal programs. But more than that, Jennings said he hopes his involvement as a business representative will inspire other business leaders to take an active role in preventing homelessness. “I think those of us in the private sector have a responsibility to act,” he said. “This is a critical issue. This is not putting on the Fourth of July. This is making sure our fellow citizens ... have shelter until they can get back on their feet.” McCormick, of the United Way, said there is a lot of misinformation about the causes of homeless. She is confident the task force will be able to educate the public. “It’s a really good opportunity to raise public awareness about the issues and facts
solve some of these problems.” Adult day centers provide one alternative. For an inexpensive cost, these centers provide senior adults with opportunities to socialize, get a good meal, and take a safe shower. The centers are equipped to keep folks active and in their homes longer. They allow family caregivers to take a break or go to work guilt-free. In her article, “Adult Daycare for Someone with Alzheimer’s,” Caring.com senior editor Paula Spencer Scott said “typical (adult day center) clients have lost a degree of independence due to normal aging, a medical crisis, or a chronic condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, but they live alone or with a caregiver... (whereas) senior centers tend to cater to a healthier, more mobile, and more indepen-
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are family caregivers for their senior parents. Employers that decide to support such employees are finding that their turnover, absenteeism, and health insurance costs have decreased, she said, because family caregivers develop fewer stress-related health problems. “Employers have also noticed less ‘presenteeism,’ which is ‘I’m at my desk but I’m not really here’,” O’Sullivan said. “It’s similar to how employers 20 years ago suddenly thought, ‘We’ve got all these parents who have to leave work early because they have a sick child or don’t have day care, (so) we need to put some supports in for child care.’ Elder care is now at that point.” Jonathan Gamble is freelance writer who lives in South Portland.
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He said he believes the two bodies – OccupyMaine and the City Council – can continue the “good-faith work” that’s gone on for nearly two months. “We’ve got a Democratic assembly on each side making the decisions and facilitating what has thus far been a productive discussion,” Branson said. He also said the protesters are aware that Portland has been more willing to talk with OccupyMaine than some other cities have been with their Occupy groups. “The city has set itself apart by not speaking with batons and pepper spray,” Branson said. “They invited us into City Hall. They are not doing that in other cities.”
from page 1 file a petition by Tuesday afternoon. Members of OccupyMaine agreed to seek a permit Sunday night during their General Assembly meeting. In addition to addressing city code violations and getting permits, the group is also being asked to show proof of at least $400,000 in liability insurance and to provide a bond to repair damage to the park. Councilor Edward Suslovic, the Public Safety Committee chairman, said he has an open mind about the encampment. But the recent incidents have him and other city officials concerned about public health and safety. “It appears to me that the very nature of the OccupyMaine movement makes it difficult for them to manage the environment at Lincoln Park,” Suslovic said. OccupyMaine, which tries to police itself, is also concerned about the violence. The group’s attorney, John Branson, said the violence is being caused by people who are not associated with the protest. Members, however, cannot remove non-protesters from the park because it is a public area, he said. The group acknowledged, and at one time celebrated, the fact that many of the campers in Lincoln Park are homeless people, who have found food, shelter and purpose with the movement. That view, however, seemed to change after the recent violence, with protesters complaining about campers who are not part of the movement. The group is petitioning the City Council for a permit that would allow a specific number of tents and people to remain at the encampment. That way, police will be able to take action against those without permission to be there. But Suslovic said he is concerned that the arrangement will place a burden on police officers, who would have to determine who is a legitimate protester and who isn’t. “Without them hiring private security guards to control that, my fear is it will be the police that will be thrust into that unenviable job,” he said. “Now, you’re talking about probably having to have police presence at the park 24/7.” OccupyMaine has been allowed to remain in the park for two months, despite a city code that bans camping in parks. Members cite their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, and have been willing to work with city officials. But the encampment has now become a policy issue that needs to be addressed by the City Council, Suslovic said. Councilor John Coyne, a Public Safety Committee member, said he does not want to change the rules to accommodate one group, because that would set a bad precedent. “I’m worried about the can this would open,” he said. “We could be a victim of our own policy in the future.”
But the third member of the committee, Councilor David Marshall, said he is withholding judgment until he sees the group’s request and the official response from the administration. Marshall spoke to the group Sunday, telling them the importance of engaging the political process and formulating specific demands. “I’ve been encouraging OccupyMaine to look at the broader policy aspects, rather than just having the whole discussion about the park,” he said. “From what I’ve seen, it’s much bigger than if you can stay in a park. It’s a political movement.” Marshall told protesters that the city currently keeps $3.5 million in TD Bank, which the group decried in a recent protest. But he noted the account was established when the bank was locally owned. “I think everything is negotiable,” he said. “When you’re looking at the broad landscape of possible solutions, (where the city invests its money is) one we’d have the decision-making power over.” Councilor Kevin Donoghue said he, too, is withholding judgment about the encampment. Other councilors did not respond to an email Monday requesting comment. The decision to apply for permission to remain in the park came after much discussion by OccupyMaine on Sunday night. Ultimately, the group voted to work with the city, but according to minutes that are posted online, some members felt it was a futile exercise and that the city had already decided that the group has to go. “I don’t think we should be asking the city for permission to camp here,” said occupier Tim Sullivan, a writer from Rockland. “They’ve already said we can be here, in exchange for not forcing a confrontation or arrests at Monument Square.” Sullivan, who heads OccupyMaine’s Direct Action Committee, said being kicked out of the park wouldn’t spell the end of the group. He said assemblies would continue and the group would evolve. Still, he said there were members of the group who are willing to put up a fight if the city ultimately tries to remove them from the park. “If the city decides to go forward with the permit, that’s great,” Sullivan said. “If not, oh well. Those of us who were against asking for the permit will be ready for the police to come in. We have a right to be here.” Branson, the protesters’ attorney, took a more optimistic approach. He said there are members of the group who share Sullivan’s view, but emphasized that the group as a whole voted to work within the city’s guidelines. Disagreement is the nature of the General Assembly, he said; people disagree, as they do on the City Council.
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Maine Clammers Association-Hosts a Steamed Clam Supper, Saturday, December 3, 2011. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive. For some, the true spirit of the holidays is being with loved ones and sharing with others who are less fortunate. For others, it’s about having gifts for children under the tree on Christmas morning. Whatever Christmas means to you, we hope that you consider making a contribution to the 2011 MCA Santa Fund. Your generosity allows the MCA to reach out to coastal children, families and elders, many who fall through the cracks of traditional safety networks. Your support also allows the MCA to continue building broad-based community support needed to achieve our mission of protecting Maine’s coastal waters and estuaries. Please join us to eat some clams and bring a new unwrapped toy to help support the MCA’s efforts to help needy families during the holiday season. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids 12-5 years old, and free for kids under 5. For tickets please call The Fluff (Adam Morse) at 615-5640 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Even if you are unable to attend the supper, please consider making a financial contribution. Checks may be made out the MCA-Santa Fund and mailed to MCA, P.O. Box 26, Freeport, Maine 04032. You may also drop your contribution off at the Freeport Masonic Lodge on December 3rd between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. As always, your contributions are greatly appreciated. The MCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please share this invitation with family and friends!
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Bayside from page 7 some “minor issues” with the title for the land. The city must also provide a more detailed survey, he said, so the second $25,000 deposit has not been collected. Once the title is cleared and survey completed, Mitchell said he will ask the City Council – either in December or early January – for a 60- to 90-day adjustment to the remaining schedule. “We’re in the process of defining those areas (of the contract) that need to be fine-
tuned,” he said. “The fine-tuning is going to restart the clock. The restarting of the clock will be the trigger upon which that second $25,000 deposit would be made.” If the clock is reset, Federated would have another 180 days to get the project permitted. Without that adjustment, the company would have to pay $3,000 for each 30 day extension, starting around April. Mitchell said he doesn’t expect the adjustment will adversely affect the project. “The goal is still to get the project under construction next year,” he said. “I still feel like we’re right on track from an overall
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timing standpoint.” City Planner Rick Knowland said the company may also need a zoning adjustment for the southern-most residential tower, which would be below the 165-foot height limit, but not meet a required setback. Ron Spinella, chairman of the Bayside Community Development Committee, said he hopes the project will move forward. Spinella said he and other residents are “cautiously optimistic,” since other development proposals have come and gone for the properties. “I think the idea of it – the plan – is for
the most part welcome,” he said. “That would be a pretty major project by Portland standards.” Spinella said he is not concerned the company may seek a variance from height requirements included in the Bayside vision plan, and he is satisfied with the developer’s communication about the project. “They have made it known they want to be good neighbors,” he said. “We can call them any time.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings
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