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Vol. 8, No. 51

News of The City of Portland

Hope floats for bringing USS JFK to Portland

‘12 Nights’ and counting

The exterior of the Victoria Mansion on Danforth Street in Portland.

Christmas at Victoria Mansion continues through first week of Jan. By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Victoria Mansion’s brownstone exterior blends in with other historic buildings in Portland. But step a few feet off Danforth Street and through the two tall, narrow wooden doors and you’re transported back in time to pre-Civil War opulence. From now until Jan. 8, visitors will be able to enjoy holiday decorations that are part of the museum’s “12 Nights of Christmas,” the 150-yearold mansion’s 26th annual holiday display. Event coordinator Greg Sundik said the event, which brings in local decorators to execute the theme, has become increasingly popular over the years. He estimated that 800 people visited the mansion last weekend, which is typically a slow one. “We had a phenomenal turnout,” Sundik said. “The word is really getting out there.” Randy Billings / The Forecaster

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Visitors admire the decorated entry hall at Victoria Mansion on Danforth Street in Portland.

By Emily Parkhurst PORTLAND — A proposal to permanently dock the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier in Portland Harbor will go before the City Council again early next year. This time, however, the project has new leadership – event-marketing specialist Stephen Woods and attorney/consultant F. Lee Bailey, both of Yarmouth. The proposal, which first gained traction last summer, would bring the 192-foot tall, 1,050-foot long decommissioned U.S. Navy vessel to the Ocean Gateway mega-berth as a museum and tourist attraction. The only other city competing for the ship is Newport, R.I. If neither city takes it, the JFK will be scrapped. The project is not without its critics. City councilors have already opposed the plan, citing disruption of the skyline and inconsistencies in the business plan. “I don’t think there will be much, if any, council support for bringing this to Portland,” Mayor Nick Mavodones said Monday. “The people who live here are not in support.” Mavodones said he and the other councilors have heard from neighborhood organizations and many individuals, and that the vast majority of them are not in favor of the ship docking permanently in the harbor. “It’s a whole host of reasons,” he said. “They’re saying it’s not the right fit for the waterfront, See page 27

Newspaper donated ads worth nearly $47K to proponents of mayoral election By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Opponents of the successful campaign to have an elected mayor are complaining that proponents received nearly $47,000 in free advertising Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................22 Community Calendar......17 Eating Well.....................12

from The Portland Press Herald the week before the November election. The gift was disclosed in a post-election finance report for Elect Our Mayor/Yes on 1, a group including the Portland Re-

gional Chamber and the League of Young Voters. According to the Dec. 14 finance report, the Press Herald did not charge the chamber for several ads in the week leading up to the Nov. 2 vote on the City

Charter amendment. City Councilor Cheryl Leeman and Charter Commission member Tom Valleau, both of whom opposed the change, questioned the contribution on legal and ethical grounds.

“My concern, first and foremost, is the way this was done,” Leeman said. “If it was legal, then they circumvented the law, and that’s very unsettling.” See page 20

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Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................26 Sports.............................13


New winter season begins with triumph Page 13

Last forecast

Wheeler retires after 35 years at weather service Page 2


Portland has land deal in the works Page 3



December 22, 2010

After predicting weather for 35 years, Cumberland man’s forecast is retirement By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — For Albert Wheeler, weather isn’t something you just praise when the sun shines or complain about when the rain falls. It’s been a lifelong pursuit and career. The pursuit may continue, but the career will come to a close at the end of the year when Wheeler will retire from his job as meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Gray after more than 33 years. Wheeler’s fascination with weather started early. He grew up in central New York, to the east of Lake Ontario, so winter snow made a significant impression on him. His mother had what Wheeler called “a healthy respect for lightning,” but thunderstorms would draw him out to the porch, to his mother’s consternation. While Wheeler initially contemplated a career as a science teacher, he said, “in thinking it through ... (my) real passion was to learn how to forecast


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weather.” After deciding to pursue a degree in meteorology, “everything after that has just been like a dream,” he said. “I still can’t believe that everything has worked out the way it has. It’s just been a really, really wonderful career ... doing something you enjoy that helps people; it’s just really rewarding.” Wheeler graduated in 1975 from the State University of New York at Oswego, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, and was hired by A.H. Glenn & Associates in New Orleans. There he produced weather forecasts for offshore oil rigs and conducted studies for future rig sites around the globe. Wheeler eventually accepted an intern position with the National Weather Service in Bismarck, N.D., in October 1977. He advanced from general forecaster in 1980 to lead forecaster in 1983. Wheeler, with his wife Pat and three children, returned to the East Coast in 1985 when he became lead forecaster in Philadelphia. Two years later he became deputy meteorologist in charge in Cleveland, where he honed his management and supervisory skills. Finally, he was selected in December 1990 as meteorologist in charge and area manager of the forecast office in Portland, which moved to Gray in 1994. “The technologies that we have to help us forecast the weather have imComment on this story at: proved dramatically during the span of my career,” Wheeler said. He said he has experienced many changes since 1975 in predicting the weather. He once had to type observations and forecasts onto paper punchtape ribbons and feed them into teletype machines to be transmitted. He had to calculate upper-air balloon launch observations by hand, and code them for

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Al Wheeler of Cumberland is wrapping up a 33-year career with the National Weather Service, where he is meteorologist in charge of the Gray office.

transmission. “Forecasts are more accurate now, and they’re more accurate further out in time,” he said. “... The five-day forecast now is as accurate as the day two or three forecast was maybe 10 or 15 years ago.” Wheeler said weather forecasting is “a very humbling occupation. You’re constantly reminded of not just your accurate and your good forecasts, but also the forecasts that don’t work out so well. It’s not an exact science; if it were, the forecasts would be accurate 100 percent of the time. “But those provide opportunities to learn and to improve and find out what went wrong,” he said, “and the next time that situation comes up, hopefully to be able to apply that and produce a better forecast.” Wheeler said the evidence is overwhelming that average global tempera-

tures are rising. “The real question is what’s causing that, and how much does human activity contribute to that,” he said. Wheeler noted that the world is still recovering from the last polar ice age of thousands of years ago, “so part of that is what you would expect to see. ... Climate is a very changeable and dynamic thing, and things do change over time.” Having experienced weather extremes – Wheeler saw a low of 40 degrees below zero while in North Dakota – he said his ideal place to be is where he is now. “I’m familiar with and really enjoy a four-season climate,” he said. While the climate in southern Maine may not be everyone’s cup of tea, he added, “I think the weather here is great.” Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or

December 22, 2010

Portland has Bayside land sale in the works By Randy Billings PORTLAND — A City Council subcommittee is considering selling land in the Bayside neighborhood and purchasing another piece of land. But city officials are being secretive about the details, refusing to disclose the location of the city-owned property. The Community Development Committee has held closed-door meetings since September about the property. Its most recent agenda said “The committee will go into executive session for staff to provide an update regarding negotiations for the purchase and sale of real estate pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(C). Committee to provide direction to staff.” Associate City Attorney Ann Freeman refused to disclose the location of the land, other than to say the city-owned parcel is in Bayside. She said disclosure would compromise the city’s negotiating position. “We want to do what’s best for our own real estate,” Freeman said. Mal Leary, president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition, said aspects of real estate negotiations are exempt from the state’s Freedom of Access Act. But the city would have to provide a compelling reason why disclosure of the location alone would compromise negotiations. “I would argue they have to make the case that (publicly) disclosing the parcel meets the criteria in the law,” Leary said in an e-mail. “The citizens (of Portland) own the parcel, not the (city) officials.” When pressed to explain how disclosure would affect negotiations, Freeman Comment on this story at:

conceded that it was simply the city’s ongoing practice, especially when negotiations are in early stages. A review of CDC agendas indicate the committee has met in closed session four times since September to discuss land deals. Freeman said any of the three councilors on the CDC could make the information public. “To open that can of worms to the public would create some controversy,” Freeman said if councilors decide not to sell the land. Councilor John Anton declined to dis-



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Several city-owned lots on Somerset Street in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood that a City Council subcommittee may be in negotiations to sell.

cuss the matter. “Sorry, but I share staff’s point of view that disclosure would compromise the city’s negotiating position,” Anton said. When asked to explain why that was case, Anton replied, “I am not comfortable discussing further right now.” Economic Development Director Greg Mitchell indicated the city-owned land the committee is negotiating to sell is in Bayside. The committee is also considering purchasing a property for municipal use, he said. Councilor Cheryl Leeman, who leads the CDC, confirmed the city was trying to sell land in Bayside, but said the parcel the city may purchase is not in that neighborhood. Another employee in the city’s Economic Development Office said the only city-owned land for sale in Bayside are lots along Somerset Street. According to tax records, the city owns more than a half dozen parcels on Somerset Street. Those lots, bordered by Elm, Somerset and Franklin streets, are being sold by CBRE-The Boulos Co., which is marketing up to 3.25 acres of land owned by the Downtown Portland Corp. for $3.6 million. The broker said the city has obtained permits and approval for a more than 700-space parking garage and a $9 million grant towards its construction.

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Bristyn Leisure, left, and other eighth-graders greet Gov.-elect Paul LePage on Dec. 16 at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. LePage made brief remarks and then took questions from the students for a half hour before touring the building.

A marketing brochure also lays out a proposed development plan for up to 375,000 square feet of office space, including five office buildings ranging from an eight-story, 120,000-square-foot building to a three-story building with a parking garage. The properties also abut the newly established Bayside Trail. The land is in the B-7 mixed development zone, which encourages high-density developments with assorted housing, retail, office, art studios and research and development facilities that emphasize pedestrian and public transportation continued page 20


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Gone with the wind: $1.1M alternative energy program fails to deliver By John Christie AUGUSTA — Solar panels installed behind trees, covered with snow, shaded by a barn or not tilted toward the sun. Wind turbines blocked by trees or shut down for safety reasons and then not turned back on when the wind was strong. Heat pumps turned off by homeowners because they were too noisy. These are some of the findings in a study of a $1.1 million federal Department of Health and Human Services grant to the Maine State Housing Authority. The grant paid for installing alternative energy systems in the homes of low-income Mainers with the assistance of community action programs.

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The report and associated documents including e-mails were obtained through a Freedom of Access Act request by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. The alternative energy systems were installed, operated and tested in 80 homes and one apartment complex in Kennebec, Knox, Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties between 2005 and 2008 under a federal program designed to reduce energy costs for qualifying families. Part of the grant included $75,000 for a technical evaluation of the program by Joseph Associates of Hallowell. That evaluation concludes that the program “does in fact make a significant contribution in helping to empirically sort

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pay back the investment during its useful lifetime. Only two of the 10 solar installations had an SIR of one or better. Five had less than one and two others could not be measured because the proper data was not collected by the vendors. In half of the households, energy use increased while the panels were in use. “The quality of many of the solar hot water installations did not meet industry standards,” the report states. In a Belgrade home where panels were installed, the study said, “As of Oct. 1, the panels appear not to be producing any energy as they may have lost glycol,” the antifreeze that is an essential part of such solar heating systems. The family in that home told the study authors that snow had built up for two months on the panels. In Warren, the report states, “This installation was closest to ideal,” and had reduced energy use. But a Franklin family told the study authors their installation was “sloppy.” “When the (Franklin) client pointed out that the panels were not pointing at the sun a good part of the day, she was told that if she wanted a rack to re-orient the panels that it was her responsibility,” the report states. The Clinton family in the program reported that the holes for the solar pipes were drilled too large, allowing bats to enter their home. In Union, the report said, “There is a barn that shadows the units part of the day.” The study rated the quality of each solar installation on a 1-10 scale. The average was 5.3. Of the 10, only one was rated as having “acceptable results.” continued on next page

Maine State Housing Authority at a glance The Maine State Housing Authority was created by the Legislature in 1969 to assist in the financing, development and rehabilitation of housing for low- and moderate-income families. It is an independent state agency whose director is appointed by the governor. Its current director is Dale McCormick, who was appointed in 2005 by Democratic Gov. John Baldacci and reappointed by him to a second four-year term in February. McCormick is a former Democratic state senator and was the first woman to be elected state treasurer. She is a former contractor. MSHA’s 2011 operating budget is $14.5 million and the agency has a mortgage portfolio of $1.6 billion. Spokesman Dan Simpson said the agency “generates about $450 million for Maine’s economy each year through mortgages, rental assistance, heating assistance, rental housing development, etc.” Its federal- and state-supported housing programs assist about 90,000 Maine residents each year.


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December 22, 2010 continued from previous page McCormick said the solar installations were “shocking.” The contractor, now out of business, had been reliable on previous projects, she said, but in this case “he got overextended.” Basement hot water heat pumps The basement hot water heat pump, which is designed to use less energy than conventional hot water heaters, was the only technology installed by the program that showed a positive return on investment. Its return ratios ranged from 2 to 5, well past the minimum of 1, demonstrating that it more than paid for itself during the life of the product. MSHA installed 58 of the pumps in homes in Kennebec and Hancock counties. That accounted for 67 percent of all the installations made. But because the basement heat pumps were the cheapest item — $750 each — they accounted for only 12 percent of the $351,000 spent on the purchase of all the different types of equipment. “As a group, the BHWHP (basement hot water heat pump) installations were well designed and well implemented with some exceptions,” states the report. If consumers could buy a pump for $700, they could be paid back from the energy savings in six years. That finding was based on checking the energy usage where the pumps were installed, but the report tempers that finding by stating the “wide variation in the savings rates” in the (electric) “billing data is disappointing,” which “reduced our ability to accurately predict future savings.” Overall, McCormick said the basement pumps “were the big winner” and are an example of the value of the program because it demonstrated for the state and federal energy assistance programs an alternative technology that can be cost effective in the homes of low-income families. Cold water, all-climate heat pumps MSHA installed 15 cold-climate heat pumps and two all-climate heat pumps for an average equipment cost of about $9,600 each. Cold-climate and all-climate heat pumps work by removing heat from surrounding air and compressing it for use in heating hot water. They use less energy than conventional hot water heaters. In the two homes where systems were

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because the shut-down often takes place during period of stronger winds and higher production potential.” Additionally, two wind turbines of a different design were installed at homes. Each cost $12,500. “At both locations,” states the report, “the units were located where their performance was limited by inconsistent winds and disturbance by nearby terrain, buildings or trees. In one location, the SkyStream is located in a low, bowl-like area.” “Clearly, this is not a cost effective solution,” the study concluded. Management problems The study found problems not only with most of the installations, but also with the management of the $1.1 million program. The initial plan was to have the program managed by the Community Action Programs in Kennebec and WashingtonHancock counties. “CAPS,” as they are widely known, are non-profit agencies funded by federal, state and local governments to provide services to low-income families. The Joseph report concluded the project was “beyond the scope” of MSHA, adding “all levels of management (MaineHousing, CAP agencies and MaineHousing contractors) had very little experience implementing these new technologies ... The strategy of keeping overhead low by using existing staff and processes at all levels combined with the complexity of these six technologies proved ineffective.” Responding to that critique, McCormick said, “We’re in the real world here ... with CAPS that have the level of expertise that they have, with low-income families that

have the needs and issues that they have ... it’s a different world and we found out that some work and some don’t.” Jo-Ann Choate, national policy advisor at MSHA who oversaw the REACH grant, said “this has been the toughest” program she has had to administer. McCormick said the alternative energy grant was not typical of her agency. “We don’t have many like this,” she said. Pat Kosman, executive director of the Kennebec Valley CAP, said, “I know there was difficulty with some of this. ... It was a learning curve. We’re probably better now than we were then.” McCormick said all the equipment is still in place and the agency hopes to find the money to make the necessary repairs. “We’re going to fix our mistakes,” she said. We can get them up and working again.” Despite the problems with all but one of the technologies, Joseph said the program was worth the effort and expense. “Oftentimes when mistakes are made very important lessons are learned,” he said, “and a lot of important lessons were learned regarding the importance of the installation process.” John Christie is the publisher and senior reporter at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonprofit and nonpartisan journalism organization in Hallowell. He can be reached at mainecenter@gmail. com or on the Web at pinetreewatchdog. org. ���������� ������ ��������� ������� ������


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December 22, 2010

Get over it and do the right thing There’s not much good you can say about losing your job. The loss of income, the loss of security, the loss of benefits, the damage to one’s self-esteem and Global sense of worth – all are part of the unwanted severance package that accompanies the pink slip. In the end there’s only one good thing that comes out of losing your job, and that’s the realization that somehow or other life goes on. You learn that you will get by, and that if you are healthy and have a roof over your head, you have a lot. You will get over it. None of this is to say it’s Perry B. Newman an easy ride. The millions of Americans and thousands of Mainers suffering this holiday season can testify to the hardship, the stress and the fear. But what can you do? You can’t live your life cowering in fear, keeping your head down, making one


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think than what my constituents think. “I’m far less concerned about my PAC than I am about people on the bread line. “I’m so concerned for the thousands who are unemployed and uninsured in my state that I am willing to eliminate tax breaks that primarily benefit those who fund my campaign. “I’m willing to put my job on the line for the sake of this issue. I am standing up now – early in the debate – so that others will be emboldened to join me. I cannot – not on this issue – test the waters and see which way the winds are blowing. “If it costs me my job – if I am not re-elected – I can live with that. But I cannot make myself very small and nibble at the edges. Not on this issue. Not now.” Of course, it’s not just the desire to get re-elected that drives folks to play it safe. It’s the recognition that if they don’t play ball on some issues, they will not be able to accomplish other important objectives. We know that they have to engage in horse trading if they want to bring home grants for universities, earmarks for bridges, big projects for defense contractors in their districts, and so on. But in this season of giving, when so many have lost so much, it would be particularly nice to be inspired by someone not afraid to lose. In the end, doing the right thing – even if it means losing – is the most important contribution anyone can make. Ask anyone who has lost something of value, like a job. He or she will tell you: You will get over it. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. 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. Comment on this story at:

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December 22, 2010


Newman engenders confidence Recently, Perry B. Newman summarized his reaction to the November election and clearly remembered both his disappointment (over Eliot Cutler’s defeat) and the affect on him of what he described as “meanness” shown in the campaign. Mr. Newman is a very upbeat and positive person and that is evident in his sportsmanship, manners and writings. In truth – and I am an outsider to Maine politics but a writer about geopolitics – the people of Maine did not give Paul LePage a mandate. He was not elected by a majority. Combining two of the three candidate totals, the majority of Maine voters can be said to have voted against Mr. LePage. I remind myself of this whenever I am shaken by reports like Edgar Allen Beem’s that indicate a LePage cabinet might be comprised of “extremists” (my label). As I see it, Mssrs. Newman and Beem have more in common than either has with Pa u l L e Pa g e . This is good, and a workable model (fiscal responsibility with social sensitivity) for the future of Maine politics. I come from New Jersey and shutter to return there until the people of that state choose another governor. May Maine not become another New Jersey, Arizona, Texas or Alaska, with tea party agendas set nationally and carried forward by Mr. LePage. I pray Maine will survive through this new administration with dignity, civility and reason. I know Mr. Newman believes it will. And his confidence in this is encouraging and warmly received. Michael T. Bucci Damariscotta

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Season’s greetings Season’s greetings! How’s it goin’? Waddaya know? Tempus fugit, but where does it go? 2010 is petering out, So we thought we’d give Forecaster folk a shout.

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Happy holidays to the Fundy Road crew: Emily, Amy, Heather, Kate and Baby Mac, too, Catherine, Chuck, Megan & Deni, Cynthia, Suzanne. Did I forget any? Of course, Stephanie, Randy, Bill, Alex, what ho! And muchas gracias, David, Karen, Michael & Mo! This is a time to be of good cheer As we herald the end of an up and down year.

Edgar Allen Beem In 2011, we’ll turn a whole new LePage, The meaning of which is still hard to gauge. Perhaps the tea party will finally sway us, Or plunge the state into total chaos. But for now, let’s declare an uneasy truce With Pete the Carpenter, Pem/Melvin and Bruce Poliquin, Tarren Bragdon, Bill Beardsley, Kafir, And the Boys from Bristol who have the Gov’s ear. Let the bon temps roll, the wine flow freely For Shauna Gillies-Smith & Jaime Gili, Lauren Fensterstock, Aaron Stephan; and let us embrace The brilliance of Ahmed Alsoudani and Pandora LaCasse. Let’s go, you Black Bears, Red Claws, Sea Dogs, Pirates, Calamity Janes, Maine Freeze (no shrinking violets), Huskies, Patriots, Sox, Bruins, Celts! Champions all. We expect nothing else!

We all love winners. Yes, we do. Like Tom Brady, Liv Tyler, and Roxanne Q., Jetsetter Donald Sussman, his afianced Chellie, Anna Kendrick, Alex Carleton, Susan Grisanti Kelley. Toast the beautiful people! May you never change! Libby Mitchell, Eliot Cutler, Austin Ainge, Seth Wescott, Bob Marley, Mark Bessire, Kevin Salatino, Andy Verzosa, and Joanie dear! Finally, a moment of silence for those set free: David Becker, Dodge Morgan, Tim White, Shep Lee. We salute you through our grief and our tears. May your lives shine on in the coming years! But enough of this unmetered rhyme, This doggerel verse. We’ve run out of time. There’s shopping to do. Gotta get to the mall. Happy New Year, dear readers! Merry Christmas to all!

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James E. Carson, 59: Teamsters Local 340 president, family man PORTLAND — James E. “Jim” Carson, 59, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Dec. 8, while traveling in Providence, R.I., for business. Son of the late Richard Hart Carson and Anne (Gildart) Carson, he was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Portland, where he was raised and attended Deering High School and the University of Southern Maine. Carson At age 19 he was introduced to the Teamsters Union Local No. 340 while working at UPS sorting packages. Over the next 40 years he worked his way up the ranks of the labor union as a business agent, trustee, vice president, secretary - treasurer and lastly, president – a position he held for past 10 years. He believed deeply in the Teamsters’ mission. He dedicated his professional life to improving and protecting the rights of

Maine workers. With an appetite for politics, he relished working on policy and law on behalf of the labor union and spent much of his time lobbying for Maine’s workers in Augusta. He was at his best when he was standing up for someone else. Additionally, he served as president of the Teamsters Union Joint Council No. 10, president of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign and was an elected official of the AFL-CIO executive board. On Nov. 21, 1970, he married Carolyn Mae, and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last month. He was an active member at Holy

Cross Parish for many years and together with his wife founded the Marian Prayer Group at Holy Cross. A devoted family man, he was especially proud of each of his children’s accomplishments and felt blessed to have two beautiful granddaughters. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Mae of South Portland; a daughter, Angelique Marie of Portsmouth, N.H., and two sons, Michael and his wife Erin of Medford, Mass., and Eric of Portland; two sisters, Karen Norcross and her husband John, and Laraine Derrig of Cumberland, and a brother, Richard Carson and wife Lisa of Portland; two grandchildren, Lily and

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Good Deeds Southern New Hampshire University’s Maine Center for Continuing Education in Brunswick recently raised $1,200 in two days to support two families with children who are receiving treatment for cancer. Initially SNHU Maine adopted one family who have a 4-year-old suffering from leukemia, and a 2-year-old daughter. After a successful bake sale was held to buy presents for the children, SNHU was able to adopt a second family. The money will be used to buy presents for the children and gas cards for the parents. Nelson Toner, chairman of the Mercy Board of Trustees, recently received the Catholic Health East Excellence in Governance Award for 2010. As part of the award, Toner was asked to select a community program of his choice to receive a $10,000 donation from Catholic Health East. He selected the Homeless Outreach and Mobile Emergency (HOME) Team in Portland, a program supported by Mercy. Bisson Moving & Storage, with locations in Westbrook, Auburn and Brunswick, has become a partner with Move for Hunger, a non-profit that connects with moving

companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food during the moving process and deliver it to local food banks. Bisson Moving and Storage’s staff will assist in boxing the food donations during the moving process and will make arrangements for the items to be delivered to Good Shepherd Food Bank, who will distribute the donations to families in need. The Planet Dog Company Store in Portland raised $800 for the Planet Dog Foundation grant program at its annual “Sit with Santa” event. The Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently packaged and mailed 2,000 homemade Christmas cookies and other snacks to Maine troops stationed in Afghanistan. Eric Cianchette, owner of the Portland Regency Hotel and David Tamulevich, general manager, donated ingredients and the use of the hotel kitchen. This is the sixth year members of the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter have sent homemade cookies to Maine troops. The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation contributed $100,000 to Maine’s Let’s Go! program as part of its ongoing fight against childhood obesity. Let’s Go! is a program of the United Way of Greater Portland that promotes increased physical activity and healthy eating among children and youth. Over the past four years, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has provided $400,000 to Let’s Go! in support of the statewide schoolbased “5-2-1-0 Goes to School” plan.

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For the eighth year in a row, Haven’s Candies Westbrook factory store recently hosted a candy cane-making event to benefit The Dream Factory of Maine, a nonprofit organization that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children in Maine. The sold-out event raised a total of $5,085 for the Dream Factory of Maine. Pictured here at the event are Steve Quimby, candymaker at Haven’s Candies, and his granddaughter, Merisa Norton.

The Walmart Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant and a new refrigerated food delivery truck to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, an organization working to end hunger in Maine by providing food to more than 600 partner agencies throughout the state. The $100,000 grant was received as part of the Associate Choice Program, an online campaign where Walmart associates/employees voted directly for a nonprofit to receive funding in their home state.

L.L. Bean has donated $12,000 to the Portland Public Schools for projects that help students transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school. The money will fund the following projects: a glee club at East End Community School that will collaborate with middle school choruses; a peer mentoring program that will pair students from Portland High School and


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from previous page King Middle School to work together on a community service project; an expanded Step Across Day at Lyman Moore Middle School; and projects geared toward increasing extracurricular activity participation at Lincoln Middle School. The overall goal of all the projects is to help increase high school completion rates. The Cape Elizabeth Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office recently presented Project G.R.A.C.E. with a $1,000 donation. Project G.R.A.C.E is a Scarborough-based organization devoted to helping people in need. Town & Country Federal Credit Union in South Portland has recently presented donations to local nonprofits. During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the credit union raised $2,637 through the sale of pink tulip bulbs. The money raised will benefit the Women’s Cancer Fund of the Maine Cancer Foundation. As part of the credit union’s Ending Hunger Campaign, Town & Country donated $8,000 to seven Portland area food pantries and soup kitchens, including Preble Street Food Pantry, Wayside Food Program, Project Feed, Woodfords Corner, South Portland Food Cupboard, Scarborough Food Pantry, Saco Food Pantry, and Stone Soup Food Pantry. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine recently announced that it has awarded grant funding totaling $164,165 to 16 Maine non-profit organizations in 2010. Local organizations to receive funding include: The New England Film Academy in Portland, $10,000 for the Urban Filmmakers project; Center for Grieving Children in Portland, $22,500 for Multicultural Peer Support Program; Camp Sunshine in Sebago Lake, $3,000 for Family Sponsorship Program; The Telling Room in Portland, $20,000 for Young Writers & Leaders, Workshops and Young Writers Council Programs; Easter Seals Maine, $3,000



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and Kids First Center in Portland, $10,160 for divorce support groups for children and adolescents. In honor of Veterans Day, local Dunkin’ Donuts shops participated in the national “Coffee for our Troops” program where one pound of coffee was donated to the USO per two pounds purchased by custom-

The Cancer Community Center in South Portland recently received a $750 contribution from FairPoint Communications on behalf of employee Leslie Robert of Kennebunk. Roberts, a senior manager of internal communications at FairPoint, secured the donation through the FairPoint Communications Volunteer Incentive Program. Under the program, FairPoint employees can apply for a grant for a qualified nonprofit organization that they have volunteered for at least 50 hours during the year. Pictured here are Cancer Community Center’s executive director Michele Johns, on left, receiving a $750 check from FairPoint employee Leslie Roberts.

ers. The program was projected to donate 100,000 pounds of coffee. Portland Mattress Makers recently donated two twin mattresses, and one full mattress with box spring and frame to Martha’s Cottage, a shelter for elder victims of domestic violence and abuse. The mattress company has also committed to providing free mattresses throughout 2011 to both Martha’s Cottage and to Family Crisis Services, a partner of the elder shelter.

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Appetizing bites from Maine’s Stonewall Kitchen My favorite Stonewall Kitchen recipe used to be beef tenderloin with horseradish crust, roasted potatoes, and garlic, from their “Winter Celebrations” (Chronicle Books, 2009). But now, I’m drooling over their roasted garlic bruschetta with steak tips from “Stonewall Kitchen Appetizers: Finger Foods and Small Plates” by Jonathan King, Jim Stott and Kathy Gunst (Chronicle Books, 2010). Well, there’s that, and the five-onion dip, the polenta “cupcakes” with wild mushroom ragout, the pork and shrimp dumplings, Vietnamese-style spring rolls with dipping sauce, the potato and scallion tortilla, linguica-stuffed potatoes, the smoked salmon and caper spread, and the spanakopita. But wait – there are more must-taste appetizers in this book. You’ll have to try the cheese twists with Parmesan, rosemary and cayenne; the Indian-spiced cauliflower soup with spiced cashews, and the crab tostadas with avocado and lime-cilantro cream. Jim Stott made the photographs of everything, so you’ll know how to present the dishes. He and Jonathan King and Kathy Gunst wrote the simplest, most detailed recipes – there are 50 – you’ll find for these appetizing bites.

Five-Onion Dip Remember making onion dip by stirring a packet of dried onion soup mix with a container of sour cream? It was good, but this fresh, creamy Stonewall Kitchen onion dip is better. It is made with five members of the onion family – red onions, sweet Vidalia onions, shallots, leeks, and garlic – cooked for a long time at a low temperature, so their natural sugars emerge. The caramelized onions are deglazed with balsamic vinegar and mixed with sour cream. Serve the dip with potato chips, pita crackers or raw vegetables. 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium red onions (about 10 ounces) very thinly sliced 1 large Vidalia onion (about 8 ounces) very thinly sliced 1 large leek (about 6 ounces) cut lengthwise and thinly sliced 2 shallots (about 4 ounces) thinly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 1/4 cups sour cream Hot pepper sauce

The book begins with a dash of encouragement – relax, plan, cook, present, enjoy – and explains that, for an appetizer party, you should do as much as 1 — Heat the oil in a possible ahead of party very large skillet over time, serve some hot low heat. Add the onas well as cold foods, ions, leek, shallots, garlic have plain things set and salt and pepper to out when guests arrive, taste. Cook, stirring ocand bring out the more casionally, for about 45 complex dishes at inminutes. The onions are tervals. The Stonewall ready when they are soft, Kitchen cooks agree golden, and sweet. Add ”Stonewall Kitchen Appetizers: that presentation is imFinger Foods and Small Plates.” the vinegar and cook portant – serve a taste for another 15 minutes, of an appetizing soup in little espresso stirring frequently, until the mixture is cups, they suggest – and tell you how to golden brown. Remove from the heat and make twists of lemon and orange peels let cool slightly. and how to line a dish with herbs. 2 — In the container of a food procesThe book has menus for various types sor, puree the onion mixture with the sour of parties to make entertaining easy. cream until somewhat thick and chunky. Enjoy! Remove to a bowl and taste for season-

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ahead of time. Cover and keep in a cool, dark spot; it need not be refrigerated. 4 — Preheat the broiler.

Roasted Garlic Bruschetta with Steak Tips When you want to serve something elegant and delicious that can be mostly made ahead of time, this is the dish you are looking for. Stonewall Kitchen roasts a whole head of garlic and mashes the soft cloves with olive oil. They spread the roasted garlic on toasted slices of crusty ciabatta or French bread and top them with thin slices of grilled or sauteed steak tips. Stonewall Kitchen offers some tasty variations and the recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. 1 head garlic, 1/4 inch cut off the top just to expose the cloves 1/4 cup olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper Eight 1/2-inch slices crusty ciabatta, French bread, or Italian bread 12 ounces steak tips or flatiron steak, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 1 — Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. 2 — Place the garlic in a small ovenproof skillet or gratin dish and pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the garlic onto the exposed cloves. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Roast the garlic for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when you squeeze them or test them with a small, sharp knife. Remove the garlic from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes. 3 — Once the garlic is cool enough to handle without burning yourself, squeeze the cloves from the skins into a bowl (discard the skins). Sprinkle lightly with salt and, using a regular kitchen fork, mash the garlic into a thick paste. Add 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil to the puree and season with salt and pepper. The garlic puree can be made 1 hour

5 — Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil them for 1 to 2 minutes, or just until the bread begins to turn a golden brown. Do not let it burn. Remove from the oven and flip the bread over. Divide the garlic puree among the toasts and spread it evenly on each slice. Broil for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the toasts just begin to brown. Remove from the oven. The toasts can be made several hours ahead of time: cover loosely and keep in a cool, dark spot. They need not be refrigerated.

6 — Just before serving, heat a large skillet over high heat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the steak tips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Carefully flip the meat over, season again, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the meat is well browned and medium-rare inside. Alternately, you can cook the beef on a hot gas or charcoal grill. Remove from the heat and let the meat sit for 1 minute. Thinly slice the meat on the diagonal. Place 2 to 3 thin slices of beef on top of each piece of garlic bread and sprinkle lightly with parsley. Serves 3 to 4. Variations: You can add any of the following toppings to the beef: • Thinly sliced jarred sweet pequillo peppers. • Crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese. • Thin strips of roasted red bell peppers. • Dab of chili paste. • Thin slices of sun-dried tomatoes drained of their oil. • Julienned strips of fresh basil.

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New winter season begins with triumph

By Michael Hoffer (Ed Note: For the full Deering-Scarborough boys’ and Cheverus-Portland and Waynflete-Falmouth girls’ basketball game stories, please visit The 2010-11 winter sports season has begun and there has already been plenty of excitement in our midst. Here’s a glimpse as we near the holiday hiatus.

Boys’ basketball Defending Class A state champion Cheverus looked simply unstoppable in its first two outings, a 102-29 home romp over Noble and a 52-35 win at Westbrook (junior Louie DiStasio had 14 points, senior Peter Gwilym a dozen), but Friday night at home against Kennebunk, the Stags had to rally late to improve to 3-0 by virtue of a 31-25 win. Gwilym had seven clutch points to lead the way. Cheverus closes the 2010 portion of its schedule Thursday at Portland. Deering, a team highly touted in the preseason, has struggled mightily to date. After blowing a 10-point halftime lead and falling, 44-41, at home to Bonny Eagle in the opener, the Rams got in the win column, barely, 60-58 at Sanford (27 points from junior Jon Amabile helped save the day). Friday night, Deering lost to Scarborough for the first time, 42-28, in its lowest offensive output in memory. The Rams had just nine first half points as they fell to 1-2 on the season. Amabile, senior Jackson Frey and sophomore Labson Abwoch all had seven points. “It’s very frustrating,” Deering

coach Dan LeGage said. “Right now, we have a lot of work to do. I think it’s finding what’s going to work for us and finding the right pieces. We’ll keep working at it. Starting 1-2 is not what we planned on doing.” The Rams were home with Gorham Tuesday. Portland has also been upand-down. After battling highly touted Thornton Academy to the end in a 57-53 loss in the opener, the Bulldogs defeated Noble, 62-49, behind junior Peter Donato’s 16 points. Friday, however, Portland lost handily at Marshwood, 60-36. Sophomore Nick Volger had eight points in defeat. The Bulldogs host Cheverus Thursday. In Western C, Waynflete won its first two, 41-40, over visiting North Yarmouth Academy and 57-49 over visiting Fryeburg (senior Alex Hadiaris scored 20 points and classmate Joe Veroneau added 14), then lost, 42-23, at Falmouth (Hadiaris led the way with seven points) and 42-31 at home to Old Orchard Beach (despite eight points from Veroneau). The Flyers are home with Sacopee Tuesday.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, preseason favorite McAuley had no trouble winning its first three games. The Lions romped, 61-35, at Marshwood, dominated host Thornton Academy, 46-21 (senior Rebecca Knight had 12 points, junior Alex Coulombe 11 and freshman Allie Clement added 10), and rolled over Windham in their home opener, 60-36 (Knight had 18 points, Clement and sophomore Hannah Cooke 12 each). continued page 14

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Deering senior Jackson Frey takes the ball to the rim on a fast break as Scarborough senior Kevin Philbrick tries to impede his path. The Rams fell to 1-2 Friday with a 42-28 loss at the Red Storm.

Holiday action right around the corner By Michael Hoffer Local basketball and hockey players will be busy in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Portland boys’ basketball team will once again hold a holiday tournament at the Portland Expo, Monday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 30. Cheverus, Deering and the host Bulldogs will all take part. Deering meets defending Class B state champion Falmouth Monday at 11:30 a.m.

The winner advances to play Windham or Yarmouth at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Cheverus plays Scarborough Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and meets Transit Tech of New York at 8 p.m. Portland faces Lake Region at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Susan Wagner of New York at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Portland faces Transit Tech at 2 p.m. and Cheverus battles Greely at 3:30 p.m. Waynflete’s boys’ basketball team will take part in the St.

Dom’s Holiday Tournament on Monday. The Flyers will play three games that day, meeting Madison at 10:40 a.m., St. Dom’s at 2:10 p.m. and Poland at 5:40 p.m. On the girls’ side, Portland is once again hosting a holiday tournament. On Wednesday, at the high school, the Bulldogs meet Falmouth at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Portland Expo, Portland faces Winnacunnet, N.H., at 11 a.m. Western A favorites Deering

and McAuley will take part in the Capitol City Classic in Augusta. Waynflete will play in the Gorham Holiday Tournament Tuesday. The Flyers face South Portland at 11:30 a.m. and Sanford at 4 p.m. The 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational will be contested at several locations from Monday through Thursday. On Monday at Portland Ice Arena, Cheverus meets Belmont (Mass.) at 2 p.m. Port-

land battles South Windsor (Conn.) at 4 p.m. Tuesday at PIA, Deering faces Newington/ Berlin (Conn.) at noon. Portland meets Cumberland (R.I.) at 2 p.m. Wednesday at PIA, Cheverus faces Hampton (New Brunswick) at 10 a.m. Cheverus meets Tewksbury (Mass.) at 6 p.m. Thursday at PIA, Deering battles Kennett (N.H.) at 10 a.m. and meets Westbrook at 6 p.m. Portland faces Coventry (R.I.) at 2 p.m. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at

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Winter season from page 13 Cheverus has lived up to preseason billing by winning its first four games. After downing host Noble (57-34) in the opener, the Stags rolled, 67-35, over visiting Westbrook (junior Morgan Cahill had 27 points) and 71-15 over host Kennebunk (as junior Alexandra PalazziLeahy scored 13 and sophomore Victoria Nappi added 11). Saturday, Cheverus led from start to finish at Portland, pulling away for a 59-21 victory behind 16 points from Palazzi-Leahy and 10 from Cahill. “We played well,” said Stags coach Richie Ashley. “We’re learning.” Tuesday night (see for the detailed game story), Cheverus hosted McAuley in a pivotal showdown, the teams’ last game of 2010. The Stags entered the contest having never beaten the Lions. “It’s a big game,” Ashley said. “The girls have earned the opportunity to play in a big game. McAuley’s a very good team. They have two great players and

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a good supporting cast. They’re well coached. We need to take care of us and be ready to play. It’s only December. As long as we play well, that’s all we can ask. I’m happy for the girls to have an atmosphere like that.” Deering is another preseason favorite. The Rams (56-34 winners at Bonny Eagle in the opener), held off visiting Sanford (47-30), then earned some revenge for last year’s playoff ouster with a 68-33 home romp over Scarborough Friday. Against Sanford, senior standout Kayla Burchill scored 24 points and added 16 rebounds. Sophomore Marissa MacMillan added 10 points. Deering was at Gorham Tuesday and hosts South Portland in its 2010 finale Thursday. Portland was a 55-41 loser at Thornton Academy in its opener, but bounced back to edge Noble, 53-49. Senior Nicolette Kapothanasis led the way with 14 points. The Bulldogs fell to 1-3 last weekend with home losses to Marshwood (59-39) and Cheverus (59-21). Junior Nyaliep Deng had nine points against the Stags in Portland’s 2010 finale. In Western C, Waynflete has impressed even after losing standout Morgan Woodhouse to graduation. The Flyers won, 65-49, at NYA in the opener, then rolled, 53-30, at Fryeburg, behind 20 points from sophomore Martha Veroneau and 16 from senior Sam Oakland. Thursday, Waynflete hosted Western B contender Falmouth and almost sprung a big upset. The Flyers led 41-35 with just over a minute to play, but three straight turnovers led to two Yachtsmen layups and a 3-pointer. Waynflete had a last-second look by senior Lydia Stegemann hit the rim and the Flyers lost, 42-41. “It’s really tough,” Waynflete coach Brandon Salway lamented, about a potential Heal Points-rich victory slipping away. “We had a six-point lead with the

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Winter season from page 14 ball and didn’t even get to shoot foul shots. In hindsight, there were a couple timeouts I could have called there. We pulled (the ball out to stall) and I didn’t think it was too early. Next time we’re in this situation, hopefully we pull it out. It was a great second half which makes it even more disappointing.” Stegemann led all scorers with 15 points, Veroneau added 12 and sophomore Rhiannan Jackson had 10 second half points off the bench. “We created a lot of chances in the second half,” Salway said. “We made shots and put pressure on. I told them I was proud of our second half, but we have to learn to close games out. I don’t want to say we gave it away, but everything was in our favor.” Saturday, Waynflete bounced back with a 60-37 win at Old Orchard Beach to improve to 3-1. Stegemann had 24 points, Jackson and senior Liz Lewis 10 apiece. The Flyers went to Sacopee Tuesday to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of their slate.

Boys’ hockey On the ice, the Cheverus boys are off to a hot start. The Stags, who missed the playoffs a year ago, opened with home wins over Gorham (6-4) and Cape Elizabeth (6-5, in overtime). Against the Rams, sophomore Liam Fitzpatrick scored three times and junior Harry Ridge added a pair. Against the Capers, Sophomore Cameron McLain scored his second goal of the game as time expired in regulation on a penalty shot. Ridge struck in OT as Cheverus capped a comeback from three goals down. The Stags are home against Kennebunk Thursday. Portland beat Deering in the teams’ mutual opener, 4-2. The Bulldogs then lost, 9-1, at Thornton Academy (senior Eddie Apon had the lone goal), but bounced back Saturday to down visiting

Kennebunk, 5-1. Apon had a hat trick to the lead the way. Portland hosts Gorham Thursday in its 2010 finale. Deering, last year’s surprise team, is still seeking its initial victory. The Rams lost to Portland in the opener, then fell at Marshwood (6-1) and Kennebunk (51). Sophomore Denny Patenaude scored against the Rams. Deering is home against Bonny Eagle Thursday.

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Cheverus’ swim team is off to a hot start. The Stags boys beat both Deering (57-37) and South Portland (57-51) Friday, while the girls downed the Red Riots, 92-67. Cheverus was at Westbrook Tuesday.

Portland earned a landmark wrestling win Saturday. The Bulldogs downed city rival Deering for the first time in a long time, 51-30. They also defeated Scarborough, 46-30.

Deering’s boys also swam against South Portland Friday and lost, 51-43. Results for the girls’ meet with McAuley weren’t available.

On the girls’ side, Portland is off to a promising start. The Bulldogs extended their win streak to three games Wednesday by beating visiting Gorham, 5-3 (sophomore Drew Barry had three goals and junior Raechel Allen added a goal and a pair of assists). Saturday, Portland dropped to 3-2-1 on the season after losing, 7-1, to Scarborough. Allen had the lone goal. The Bulldogs go to Cheverus Wednesday in their 2010 finale.

The Lions lost their first meet, 116-62, at Scarborough.

Speaking of the defending state champion Stags, they’re 5-1 and have triumped in two straight after seeing their 24-game win streak come to a close. Last Wednesday, Cheverus was a 5-1 winner at Biddeford behind a hat trick from freshman Katie Roy. Saturday, the Stags held off Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete, 4-2, as Roy and freshman Julia Lambert both scored twice. Cheverus is home with Portland Wednesday.

The first-year Flyers beat both Windham (52-42) and NYA (64-24) to start the season.

Waynflete’s co-op effort with Cape Elizabeth has resulted in a 2-5 record to date. Saturday’s loss at Cheverus snapped a two-game win streak. Cape Elizabeth/ Waynflete defeated Lewiston (6-4) and Gorham (4-2). Against the Stags, Waynflete sophomore Phoebe Suva had a goal.

Portland’s boys lost to Massabesic, 102-66, and the girls also fell to the Mustangs, 85-76. Thursday, the Bulldogs boys had 180 points to down Falmouth (142), NYA (26) and Waynflete (18). The girls had 118 points and were third behind Waynflete (165) and Falmouth (158). NYA came in fourth with 28 points.



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Greater Portland Call for Donations Coats for Kids Collection, drop off children’s and young adult coats, Gorham Savings Bank Falmouth branches, 202A U.S. Route 1 and 65 Gray Road, through December 29, to be distributed through Salvation Army. Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.

Charity Christmas Tree Sales Scarborough Rotary Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale Scholarship Fundraiser, 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, until Christmas, Mobil Gas Station, corner of U.S. Route 1 and Black Point Road, Scarborough, sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Sons of AMVETS Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser, to benefit veterans, 12-7:30 p.m. MondayFriday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $35 per tree, until Christmas, AMVETS Post 2, North Road, Yarmouth.

Benefits Annual Fresh Fruit Sale, Scarborough Rotary Club, proceeds support scholarships and service projects, orders for navel oranges and grapefruit taken now through Thursday, Jan. 13, $12 half case/ $23 full case, pick up early February at Passionate Stitches, 19 Millbrook Road, Scarborough, order online at

Tuesday 12/28 Shalom House Benefit Night at Flatbreads, 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Company, Commercial St., Portland,

Friday 12/31 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge, Natural Resources Council of Maine, noon, to benefit NRCM, raise awareness on global warming, East End Beach, off Eastern Prom, on Cutter St., Portland, participants should contact stacie@, 430-0127, for info/fundraising packet, FMI, supporters.

Bulletin Board Saturday 1/1 Harlem Globetrotters, with the Washington Generals, 7 p.m., $13.50+, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets,, Civic Center box office, or 775-3331.

Call for Volunteers Thursday 12/30 “FairPoint Bundle Up Blood Drive,” to benefit the American Red Cross, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with raffles, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, appointments at 1-800-RED Cross,

Monday 1/3 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

Meetings There are no meetings scheduled for this time period.

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Dining Out Friday 12/24 “Souper Supper,” Free Community Christmas Eve Luncheon, 12-2 p.m., Saint Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7813366.

Gardens & Outdoors Wednesday 12/22 “Christmas with Alpacas,” hosted by Estabrooks, with alpaca and natural fiber products by SuriPaco in North Yarmouth, 12 p.m.-close Wednesday and Thursday, Estabrooks, 337 East Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4398.

Thursday 12/23 “Christmas with Alpacas,” hosted by Estabrooks, with alpaca and natural fiber products by SuriPaco in North Yarmouth, 12 p.m.-close Wednesday and Thursday, Estabrooks, 337 East Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4398.

Saturday 1/1 New Year’s Day 5K or 10K Freeport Volkswalk, hosted by the Southern Maine Volkssport Association, 10 a.m., free, open to the public, rain or shine, no pre-registration needed, meet at Freeport Hampton Inn lobby, 194 Lower Main St., Freeport, Marilyn Russell, 6327438,

Getting Smarter Tuesday 1/4 Institute for International Studies Open House, 5:30-7 p.m., 28 Maple St., Portland,

Health & Support NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Center Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465. ”Winter Walkin,’” 6-7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, free, Reiche Community Center Gym, 166 Brackett St., Portland, hosted by West End Neighborhood Association.

Thursday 12/23 Caring for Your Aging Family Members Support Group, fourth Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, Kate Dulac, 1-800-427-7411 x 558.

Monday 12/27 Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, discussing “How to provide an Enriching/ Purposeful Environment for the Person with Dementia,” 7-9 p.m., free and open to public, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, with Darlene Field, 632-2605.

Tuesday 1/4 Savvy Caregiver Training Program, for family caregivers of people with dementia, 1-3 p.m. six Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8, free / pre-registration required, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, Ann O’Sullivan, 1-800-427-7411 ext. 541.

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Call for Volunteers ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@

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”The Polar Express,” hosted by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Dec. 22-23, $25-$40, trains depart from the Ocean Gateway Ferry Terminal, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800,

Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick.

Friday 12/31

Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

“The Polar Express,” hosted by the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Dec. 22-23, $25-$40, trains depart from the Ocean Gateway Ferry Terminal, tickets at PortTix, 842-0800,

New Year’s at Noon Celebration, 12 p.m., wear pajamas, with crafts and special events; also smaller celebration at 2 p.m., free with admission, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234.

Mid Coast Benefits Ornament’s “Bags with Benefits” community partnership to benefit Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. for November and December, local businesses will donate 50% of tote bag sales, Ornament, 11 Center St., Bath, 442-6636. Holiday Sock Tree, hang a new pair of socks on our tree, socks will be delivered on Christmas Eve to the Tedford Shelter in Brunswick, Dr. Angela Perron, 81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1150, Brunswick, socks accepted through Dec. 23, information, 725-5877.

Wednesday 12/22 Salvation Army Benefit Classes, 100% of all proceeds benefit charity, Body Symmetry, 1 Paul St., Brunswick, for class schedule visit or call 729-1122.

Thursday 12/23 Salvation Army Benefit Classes, 100% of all proceeds benefit charity, Body Symmetry, 1 Paul St., Brunswick, for class schedule visit or call 729-1122.

Friday 12/24 Salvation Army Benefit Classes, 100% of all proceeds benefit charity, Body Symmetry, 1 Paul St., Brunswick, for class schedule visit or call 729-1122.

Bulletin Board Wednesday 12/22 Red Cross Blood drive, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall,

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810. Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or Home to Home, an organiza-

Portland tion providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-369 Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit or call 725-9701. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick. Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606.


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Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

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Getting Smarter Thursday 12/30 “Political Discourse for Grownups,” pot luck social hosted by The Libertarian and Independent Green parties of Maine, 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

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Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir – Mondays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir – Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Concert Choir – Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.; Apprentice Choir – Wednesdays, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Chamber Choir – Thursdays, Jan.

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Tuesday 12/28 Youth Poetry Slam, hosted by Port Veritas, 7‐9 p.m., all ages, no cover, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland,, 780‐6767.

Wednesday 12/29 “Celebration of Winter,” with DownEast Children’s book authors and illustrators, 2-4 p.m., book

readings, activities, with authors Robin Hansen, Jamie Hogan, Karel Hayes, Katie Clark, Amy Huntington, and Lynn Plourde, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3308, Comedy

Wednesday 12/22 “Secret Lives of Comedians,” sketch and improv, presented by Cloud Morris and Brian Brinegar, with musical guest Pete Witham, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29

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“Clash of the Titans,” battle of the bands with Zach Jones & friends, The Lucid & friends, Grand Hotel & friends, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $20 door, all ages, State Theatre, Congress St., Portland.

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Wednesday 12/22 “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale,” 7:30 p.m., $5 SPACE members, $7 nonmembers, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600.

Saturday 1/1 “Greg Stump’s Legend of Aahhh’s,” ‘Out of Focus Group’ movie preview tour, discussion with Greg Stump, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., $16.50, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland. com, tickets at Bull Moose Music stores and brownpapertickets. com.

Museums Christmas at Victoria Mansion: ”The Twelve Days of Christmas,” self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 26-Jan. 8, $15 adults/ $13.50 AAA, senior/ $7 mansion members/ $5 ages 6-17/ $35 family, no reservation necessary, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St.,, 772-4841.

Music Wednesday 12/29 “Home for the Holidays,” contemporary jazz performances by Jas Walton Trio, Kristin Slip Quartet, hosted by Dimensions in Jazz, 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29; 8 p.m. $10 per show/ $17 for both,Thursday Dec. 30, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 828-1310.

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”Gala on the Point,” with Jim Ciampi and the Cityside Events Band, 7 p.m. $79.95 general/ $100 VIP, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 7744527, “Icing: Space Gallery’s New Year’s Bash” with performances by Lady Zen, Dylan Blanchard, Marita Kennedy-Castro and Friends, Over A Cardboard Sea, Kate Cox and Matt Rock, Dirty Dishes Burlesque Review, and Dj King Alberto, 8 p.m., $50, 21+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at “A Lucid New Years Eve,” with live music, dancing, raffles, 6-10 p.m., $5, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993. “New Year’s Eve Party,” with music by Dirigo, Strangefolk, The Boneheads and The Project, 9 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door includes appetizers, champagne toast, Venue Music Bar and Grille, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-4350 ”New Years Eve Party,” with Tricky Britches and others, bluegrass, 8 p.m., free, all ages, donations welcome, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529, New Year’s Eve with Rustic Overtones and Gypsy Tailwind, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door/ $50 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland 899-4990, tickets,, Bull Moose Music.

Saturday 1/1 Ellis Paul and Band, 8 p.m., $18 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.

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”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, 7 p.m., $12$39, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465,

”The Mad Horse Radio Christmas Show,” 7 p.m. , $25 donation, The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland, 730-2389,

”Nutcracker Burlesque 2010,” presented by Vivid Motion, 8 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday Dec. 21-23, $12, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, tickets at Longfellow Books or

Thursday 12/23

”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $12-$39, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465,

”Nutcracker Burlesque 2010,” presented by Vivid Motion, 8 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday Dec. 21-23, $12, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 775-5568, tickets at Longfellow Books or

”The Victorian Nutcracker,” presented by Portland Ballet, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $17-$47, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets through PortTIX, porttix. com, 842-0800 or or Merrill box office at 20 Myrtle Ave.

Friday 12/24

”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, 12 p.m., $12$39, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465,

Sunday 12/26

”Phyzkids,” physical comedy and variety entertainment for young audience, presented by Acorn Productions Phyzgig, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Dec. 26-30, $12 adult / $10 student or senior / $8 ages under 12, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or

Tuesday 12/28

”Exceptions to Gravity” special show by Avner the Eccentric, part of the 13th Annual Phyzgig festival, presented by Acorn Productions, 7 p.m., $20, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or

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from previous page Wednesday 12/29 13th Annual Phyzgig Festival, physical comedy and variety entertainment, vaudeville shows 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 29-31, $20-$12, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or phyzgig. org.

Saturday 1/1 Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Friday 12/24 ”Holiday Stories on Christmas Eve,” holiday stories and songs with Al Miller, Phyllis Fuchs and Brad Terry, 11 a.m., for children and families, cash/check donation benefits the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.

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The final three shows of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, will be held this week at 25A Forest Ave., in Portland. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wedneseday Dec. 22.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 23; and 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. Tickets range from $12-$39, and can be purchased via 774-0465 or Pictured here is Scrooge, played by Tom Butler, as he is shown the current holiday celebrations by the Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Jenny Maguire.

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Mayor Nick Mavodones said he is concerned the newspaper’s action sets a dangerous precedent, both for the paper’s decision to provide free ads to candidates and the amount of money involved in a local issue. “I think it’s wrong and it’s shocking,” Mavodones said. “To think the newspaper may decide to give free advertising to a candidate of their choosing is something we’ve never had to deal with in this city.” Wood said he is confident the PAC filing is legal, noting the group consulted with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices before and after the report was filed. “If it turns out it was reported incorrectly, then we will change it,” Wood said. Beyond the legality of the report, Valleau said the newspaper crossed an ethical line by not informing readers about the extent of its support for the elected mayor campaign. “I think they had a conflict of interest,” he said. “They let the city of Portland down when they did this and didn’t disclose their interests.” According to newspaper archives, the Press Her-

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A Portland City Council subcommittee is negotiating to sell several city-owned lots on Somerset Street in the Bayside neighborhood.

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YARMOUTH VILLAGE SMALL, sunny 1 bedroom efficiency, 1st floor. Off street parking, heat/water included. Walk to Main St/Royal Park. $650.00/month.PETS/NO SMOKING. References/Security Deposit required. Available immediately. Call 846-6240 or 233-8964. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. No deposit. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 657-4844.

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inter rental available beginning November 1st. Enjoy the beautiful fall and winter sunsets in front of your ďŹ replace in the living room of this three bedroom Maine cottage located on Thomas Pond. This fully equipped year around home has many amenities: granite counter tops and tiled ďŹ&#x201A;oors in the kitchen and dining area. Completely equipped and ready for you to move in. Appliances include dishwasher, washer and dryer. Enjoy cross country skiing and skating right out the back door. Monthly rental for $1,150 includes heat, water electricity and lots of wood provided for the ďŹ replace and wood stove located in the family room to supplement the forced hot water central heating system.

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CLOTHING GETTING MARRIED? I have a BRIDE or Bride Maid`s, Full Slip Petticoat, White, Size 8. Brand new, never used, still in bag from David`s Bridal! Retails $150.00. Will sell for $45.00. 207-653-5149. Leave message. Can send pics.

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ROOMMATE WANTED CUMBERLAND- ROOM FOR RENT. Use of kitchen & W/D. Utilities included. $450/month. First month in advance. Available anytime. References. Call cell: 671-4647.





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Bright, sunny and warm. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Cottage Style home has been well maintained. Great space for its size inside and out. You’ll enjoy the feel so close to Northgate amenities, yet nestled in desirable Cottage Park with gazebo and park-like setting. $329,000 •

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from page 1 some don’t like the idea of having a warship here, some don’t like the size.” But Woods, president and chief executive of TideSmart Global in Falmouth, took over the project from Buxton resident Richard Fitzgerald. He said he is confident he can sell it to the council and the general public. Woods recently took a tour of the ship, which is docked in Philadelphia, and said he is excited about the prospect of bringing the ship to Portland. “I see this as an opportunity to unlock Casco Bay,” Woods said. “We could use the JFK as a portal to open up the rich military and shipping history.” Woods said he’d like to see school groups coming up from Boston, retired military personnel and tourists coming to Portland for the ship and discovering the forts, lighthouses and other local military and nautical attractions. Bailey accompanied Woods to Philadelphia for the official tour. He is well known for having been part of the successful O.J. Simpson murder case defense team, but was later disbarred in Florida and Massachusetts for attorney misconduct in another case. Most recently he was the public proponent for Oxford Aviation’s failed proposal to build a jet division at Brunswick Naval Air Station. “As a resident of Yarmouth, I’ve had the pleasure of


getting to know F. Lee Bailey over the last few months and he has been gracious enough to volunteer his time and expertise,” Woods said, adding that Bailey is a military veteran and former pilot. While previous discussion of the USS JFK project included predictions of a 10-year, $70 million budget, Woods said his plan will cost significantly less. “The $70 million original estimate was much too high,” he said. “We’ll present more detailed budget number in January.” Mavodones said one of the major concerns the council had with previous presentations was the lack of a solid business and fundraising plan. “My general sense of the council is that this is not something we’re supportive of,” he said. Woods estimated the project would have a “$50 million positive impact” on Portland’s tourism industry and bring 100 permanent jobs and even more temporary jobs during the two-year retrofitting project for the carrier. The Rhode Island group working to acquire the ship for Newport recently announced a $500,000 fundraising campaign matched up to $100,000 by an anonymous local businessman. Additionally, money from a previous attempt to bring the USS Saratoga to Newport harbor has been rolled into the USS JFK fund after the Navy decided not Comment on this story at:

from page 1 On Saturday morning, dozens of visitors peered eagerly into rooms containing original furnishings from the mid-1880s and richly detailed marble fireplaces. They marveled not only at the intricate details of the home, but searched out the theme for each day of Christmas. The “Partridge in a Pear Tree” and “Two Turtle Doves” may have been easy to miss in the entry hall, which was warmly lit by a stained-glass skylight with personifications of the four seasons. But visitors had no problem finding “Three French Hens” and “Four Colly Birds” in the reception and dining rooms. The “Nine Ladies Dancing” dominated an upstairs sitting room, while the “Eight Maids A-Milking” were aptly placed in the red bedroom, originally reserved for guests. “During the Victorian years the term ‘to go a-milking’ was a phrase men used when asking a woman’s hand in

marriage,” Dodge the Florist wrote in a description of its display. “Or to have a casual sexual encounter.” But perhaps one of the most stunning scenes is the silvery “Seven Swans A-Swimming” in the parlor by Harmon’s & Barton’s Flowers in Portland. The centerpiece of swans are accented by an enormous silver Christmas Tree, whose tip pointed to scenes from Homer’s Iliad pained on the ceiling. The Italianate mansion, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally built as summer home for Leeds native Ruggles Sylvester Morse, who had moved to New Orleans to become a successful hotelier. Morse bought two lots on Danforth Street in 1856 for only $11,000. Original styles for rooms range from Victorian, to Gothic, to Islamic. Sundik said the mansion’s original structure is largely intact. He said the tower was redone about 20 years ago, and the Turkish smoking room was restored about 10 years ago.

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The tower of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier stands 19 stories above the water and would be a significant presence in Portland Harbor if a proposal to dock the ship at the city’s new mega-berth is approved.

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The skylight in the entry hall was restored following a 1938 hurricane. Sundik said the nonprofit museum has benefited from the increasing number of cruise ships that visit Portland in the summer and fall months. The group relies of gate fees, grants and private donors to preserve the mansion, he said. The holiday display will continue through Jan. 8, when the mansion will close until May 1. Sundik said the first 100 visitors on Thursday, Dec. 23, will receive a commemorative poster. The mansion will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, he said. Sundik said this is the 26th year of decorating the mansion for the holidays. Past themes include “A Dickens Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Father Christmas” and “Three Kings.” “Each year is a little different,” he said. Sundik said the museum offers guided tour during its regular operating season, which runs from May 1 to Oct. 31. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or


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