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News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

Vol. 12, No. 7

South Portland High School principal mum about resignation By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — Parents and school staff said they were shocked by the resignation submitted Feb. 8 by high school Principal James Holland. Holland was hired before the 2011 school year, and expressed excitement at the time about leading the school while it was being renovated and expanded. He did not return phone calls this week seeking comment about his decision to resign June 30. At Monday’s School Board

Little Paws on Payne Road is open, but dogs are quarantined after the diagnosis of parvovirus in a husky sold there on Jan. 23. The puppy died Feb. 2 at the Fryeburg Animal Hospital.

Pet store remains under quarantine after dog death Maine Animal Welfare Program, overseen by the state Department of Agriculture, after a purebred husky puppy sold to Julie Thomas of Madison, N.H., tested positive for parvovirus. The husky, named Shelby, was about 10 weeks old when it died Feb. 2 at the Fryeburg Animal Hospital. The quarantine on sales will be lifted after each dog in the store is confirmed not to have parvovirus. See page 30

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U.S. Senate confirms appointment of Kayatta to appeals court bench

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By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — A quarantine on animal sales at Little Paws pet shop on Payne Road continued this week while owner Barbara Shaw Cross obtains tests on 23 dogs at the store. “We are trying to figure out what we need to do to get ourselves off quarantine,” said Cross, the store owner since last June. Animal sales were halted (the store remains open for other business) Feb 1. by order of the

meeting, high school office manager Sheryl Kieran asked board members to reject Holland’s resignation. “There has never been a hint from Jim of anything less than being thrilled to be principal of South Portland High (School),” Kieran said. Walnut Street resident Kelly Martin, who has two children in the school, said she came to the meeting seeking answers about

By David Harry CAPE ELIZABETH — The appointment of lawyer William Kayatta Jr. to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston won overwhelming U.S. Senate approval Wednesday afternoon. Independent Maine Sen. Angus King and Sen. Susan Collins, RMaine, were among the majority in the 88-12 vote in support of Kayatta’s appointment to the court that is one judicial rung below the U.S. Supreme Court. Kayatta expressed gratitude Wednesday after the Senate vote. “On this day of formal con-

Courtesy Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas of Madison, N.H., said she is certain this puppy, purchased from Little Paws in Scarborough, did not contract parvovirus after she brought it home from the store. The diagnosis led to a quarantine on dogs in the store until all are tested for the virus and an intestinal parasite.

firmation by the Senate, I thank the president for his confidence in nominating me, Reps. Michaud and Kayatta Pingree for proposing my nomination, Sen. King and former Sen. Snowe for their strong support in the Senate, and Sen. Susan Collins in particular for her unwavering leadership in marshaling my nomination See page 29

Newlyweds get an extremely white wedding By Judy Harrison Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND — Karen Willis always wanted a winter wedding with plenty of snow. Willis got her wish Saturday when she married Gregory Beal at Grace Restaurant on Chestnut Street at about 2:30 p.m.

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A blizzard and a wedding is a bit of a family tradition, she said Sunday in a telephone interview. Her parents, Dr. John and Lois Willis, were married Dec. 19, 1970, the day after a recordsetting 22.8 inches of snow fell in Portland. That record still stands as the biggest snowfall in

December in Maine’s largest city, according to the National Weather Service in Gray. “I grew up looking at my parents’ wedding pictures and all that snow,” Willis said. “I’ve always wanted that. I’d hoped we’d get a See page 23

Karen Willis and Gregory Beal pose for photos in front of Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland before exchanging vows in Portland on Saturday, Feb. 9. Courtesy Bonnie Harrison / BDN

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Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................30 Sports.............................15

Girls’ teams primed to turn heads at tourney Page 15

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Principal stands on his record at Scarborough High School By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — After abruptly resigning as Scarborough High School principal, Dean Auriemma said he sometimes regretted his approach to the job, but never doubted his efforts to lead and change the high school. “At the end of the day I would say the principal is responsible for everything, but it was my role to share the responsibility. It’s called shared leadership,” Auriemma said this week, 2 1/2 years after he was hired. “But somebody has to be willing to put their name on it and stand up for it. It is who I was when I was interviewed and who I am today.” Auriemma submitted his resignation on Jan. 25, citing family demands while offering to stay on as principal until his contract expires on June 30. After discussions with School Superintendent Dr. George Entwistle III, it was decided Auriemma would step aside Feb. 1, and Entwistle appointed a leadership team of Curriculum Director Monique Culbertson, Assistant Principals Ray Dunn and Susan Ketch, and Athletic Di-

rector Mike LeGage. A u r ie m m a w i l l continue “to fulfill the remainder of his contract performing work that will contribute to important, district-wide, quality improvement initiaAuriemma tives,” Entwistle said. On Wednesday, Auriemma said he started thinking about resigning after adopting two Russian children last October. “I don’t know if it was a life-changing experience, or the fact these toddlers are very much in need of the attention you normally give toddlers,” he said. Entwistle, citing confidentiality issues, declined comment beyond a letter to parents published on the School Department website. But Auriemma conceded he was not always well-received by parents and staff. A no-confidence letter questioning Auriemma’s leadership was circulated last fall; five of seven academic department

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“Parents who went to school here are realizing it is not a 700-student school anymore,” he said. The people moving to town for the schools and those in town already also provided a positive contrast to his prior job in Illinois, Auriemma said. “There are many more families here who are still connected and still very functional in terms of interest in the child,” he said. Auriemma noted he helped students print petitions opposing parking fees instituted by the School Board last year. He also worked with police and students to ensure the town mass-gathering ordinance would not be violated during a signature drive outside the school last summer. School Board members approved a $50 annual fee last August. Former School Board Chairman Bob Mitchell and Board member Aymie Hardesty said they were not aware former academic “lead teachers,” including science teacher David O’Connor, foreign language teacher Erik Zavasnik, art teacher Joanne Allen and English teacher David Hebert, no longer led their departments. Mitchell said those were matters left to Entwistle and administrators, and Auriemma said the teachers stepped aside for a variety of reasons that sometimes included changes in approaches to teaching and curriculum. Hardesty said she spoke with Auriemma on occasion because she hosted an exchange student attending the high school. She said she knew the no-conficontinued page 29

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heads stepped aside by the beginning of this school year, and former School Board student representative Adam Cohen wrote a letter to the board criticizing Auriemma’s style and demeanor. Auriemma was shown the no-confidence letter by Entwistle, but said it played no role in his decision to resign. “I saw it as an opportunity to address issues, that’s what you do,” he said. In contrast, Auriemma said he had a good working relationship with Scarborough Education Association President Crystal Goodrich, and was always open to discussing differences of opinion – although his willingness had limits, he said. “It depends on how you chose to see things not in my perspective. People can work together when they disagree. I don’t have a lot of patience when people are trying to turn things into issues that don’t focus on students,” Auriemma said. Before he was appointed to replace Patricia Conant in 2010, Auriemma was principal at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Ill., near Chicago. He arrived at a school that had increased enrollment over the last decade and said he found some resistance to change, including reminders that Scarborough was not Chicago.

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Council establishes Cape library, town center panels By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has created new committees for the Thomas Memorial Library and town center planning. The council on Monday also sent a proposed ordinance amendment for limited summer day camps to the Planning Board. The library planning committee will be tasked with organizing an effort to address the aging and disjointed library, and planning for the building, its uses and its patrons for the next 25 years. In addition to seeking public input, the committee will also consider proposals less costly than the nearly $8 million project that was defeated by voters last year, when they rejected a $6 million bond. The proposed library bond would have

built a new library to replace the current building due to failing conditions including mold, lack of space, code violations and accommodations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The committee will have five voting members: three from the council, one from the School Board and one library trustee. The council had originally planned to give the committee a $25,000 budget, but decided to have the committee establish a budget to start and then allocate funding out of the general fund. In October, the committee will make a “substantial progress report” and at that point the council will consider future directions and actions, Town Manager Mike McGovern said. The library committee will also look at utilization of space for other library

City Council ready for a committee on committees By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — A land swap, an endowment fund for maintaining municipal properties and landmarks, and attracting residents to city committees filled the bill at a two-hour council workshop Monday night. Councilors, with Patti Smith absent, agreed to form a panel including School Board members, city staff and municipal committee members to address methods of attracting new committee members and effectively communicating committee activities. While Councilor Melissa Linscott joked about “a committee to talk about committees,” she is likely to be one of the councilors working on the tasks outlined by Mayor Tom Blake and City Clerk Sue Mooney. Mooney surveyed committee members and compiled 17 pages of responses, including the need to attract younger residents to committees on Energy and Recycling, Conservation and the Planning Board, by increased use of social media. “People don’t even know they exist, let alone there is a vacancy on them,” Councilor Linda Cohen said. Mooney said a redesigned city website is expected to be online by mid-spring, with improvements that will help resi-

dents become informed more easily. Blake said the review has been needed for years, and was something he tried to address with a 10-point plan in his first council term. continued page 29

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will each appoint one of their members. Much of the committee’s budget will be used to update the town’s stormwater management plan. Similar to the library committee’s budget, the town center committee will need to establish a budget and bring it before the council for approval. Applications for the committees will be available on the town’s website. Interested individuals can also contact Town Clerk Debra Lane at 799-7665. In other business Monday, the council sent the Planning Board a zoning ordinance to allow limited summer day camps in residential neighborhoods. Councilor David Sherman said the change is needed because the camps, run by teenagers and adults to provide entertainment for kids in previous years, were not permitted last summer due to an ordinance interpretation by former Code Enforcement Officer Bruce Smith. The amendment could include a definition that keeps the camps small and limited, and allows them as a permitted use. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.


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Grand jury indicts South Portland, Saco residents By David Harry PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury returned indictments against a Saco man who allegedly took illicit photographs of women in dressing rooms at the Scarborough Wal-Mart last July. A South Portland mother and daughter and two of their acquaintances were also indicted for an alleged robbery last December in the parking lot at Mallside Plaza in South Portland.

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Millett to hold office hours Saturday CAPE ELIZABETH — State Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, will hold office hours from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road. Millett, chairwoman of the Education

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Concert to benefit high school chorus trip SCARBOROUGH — Fundraising for a Scarborough High School chorus trip to New York City in April will get a boost when the Opus One Big Band hosts a concert and swing dance at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the school's Winslow Homer Arts Center. In April, the singers will compete against choruses from the U.S. and Canada and will receive instruction from Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf College Choir. Concert tickets are $8 for students with an ID, $15 for adults and $25 for two adults. Tickets are available by calling the high school choral arts department at 318-6637, at Bull Moose on Payne Road, the Scarborough Hannaford Bros. store, Starbird Music in Portland, and at the door.

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Thank you, Edgar Allen Beem, for writing sensibly about the U.S. health-care system. Contrary to those who claim that we have the best health care in the world, in fact we are near the bottom of the heap in nearly every measure, compared to the rest of the countries in the modern industrialized world. (Anyone who doubts this should read a book by T.R. Reid called “The Healing of America.”) We spend more per capita than any other country and have poorer health outcomes. And worst of all, ours is the least fair of them all, leaving many millions of our citizens with no access to care. We should be ashamed. No other country allows profit-making insurance companies instead of medical professionals to decide what will be paid for and what treatment we can have. No other country allows the astounding waste of time, money and energy that our “system” requires due to having to cope with so many different insurance policies, employer programs, and individual choices. Those living in countries with a universal national system view ours not with admiration, but with fear of its savage nature. We need a national health system that assures access for everyone on exactly the same terms. Medicare for all would be a great step in the right direction. Nancy O’Hagan Portland

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America’s elderly population has worked hard over the years to live the American dream. These individuals have worked long hours so they could afford a nice home. Most people retire around the age of 65 and the cost of prescriptions and doctors’ visits grow increasingly expensive. Growing costs and lack of funding for elderly programs make it impossible for individuals to remain in their homes and community. Our focus should be on creating and supporting funding for programs that help support the elderly in staying in their home. We hear stories of elderly people having to sell their home because they can no longer afford the rising costs of living or because they are alone and feel unsafe. There are a few programs that are private pay that support the elderly in their own home. Unfortunately, many elderly individuals cannot afford the luxury of living the last of their days in their home that they worked so hard for. Instead they have no choice but to sell their home and move into an assisted-living facility or nursing home. These facilities can be very expensive. This amount of money could be better spent on having nurses or personal care assistants come to the individual’s home where they feel safe and comfortable. If we care about our elderly then we should support funding for programs that provide in-home care and support for them in their home. Hannah Mihill Portland

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Maine doesn’t have to be a corporate-welfare state The second of two columns on “corporate welfare” in Maine proposes strategies for limiting the practice. Last month: Corporate welfare is unaffordable, the shameless pursuit of these benefits by corporations pitting one town against another is little more than extortion, and these giveaways do not grow Maine’s Policy economy. Threats by corporations that they will not come to, or remain in Maine unless tax subsidies are provided are little more than a bluff. In many cases the bluff is obvious. Wood products and paper making corporations (most receiving large tax subsidies) were here long before tax subsidies were available; they will be here if these subsidies are ended, because the trees are here. Orlando Delogu L.L Bean and Bath Iron Works, also recipients of large tax subsidies, and also here before the subsidy era began, have a valuable identity with Maine, huge costs sunk in plant and warehouse facilities, and trained workforces; moving away is all but impossible. Their profit margins were born in Maine and will remain here without these subsidies. Finally, the Wal-Marts, Targets, and Home Depots of the world have a proven business model, and a national or global growth strategy. They want their share of the Maine market. If tax subsidies did not exist, these corporations would still be knocking on our door; we don’t have to pay them to come to Maine. In short, caving in to veiled threats is not necessary. Instead, elected officials should listen to experts in the field of plant expansion and business location, who continually point out that these decisions do not turn on tax subsidies. They are driven, first, by economic factors – the availability and cost of labor, raw materials, and transportation for both inputs and final products going to markets. Also important are projected sales, profit margins, and increases in market share in locations being considered. Second, quality-of-life factors are examined – e.g., the adequacy and cost of workforce housing, whether public safety needs are adequately met, the quality of public and/ or private schools in the areas being considered, and the fairness, stability of state and local governments. Corporations will weigh these factors slightly differently

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I think it was when my son took the bag of Goldfish and swung it wildly around and over his head. As those yellow, smiling cheddar delights flew through the kitchen air and landed on the unwashed floor; as he solemnly began tracking down every last piece of horrified snack food; as he lay on his stomach, nose-to-tile, Abby’s the better to absorb crumbs into every pore of his sweater, jeans, and hair, it hit me. I am not stopping him because I am just relieved he is occupied with something. Were that scene to be set to screenplay or crime fiction, the italics would read: Day Three – Nemo Found Me and Won’t Let Me Outside. I had been dreading the weekend storm since I heard about it, which was on or Abby Diaz about Thursday. A brazen lack of awareness about significant news events has proved to be a side effect of my life as a mother of young children. I’m not sure my television gets any station other than Disney. I take it on faith that southern Maine still receives local news broadcasts, and I just hope I’ll overhear an adult conversation that includes the important bits. And so it was that I arrived at my cubicle and caught a co-worker marveling at the feet of snow we were predicted to get. Surely I misunderstood, I reassured myself. I’m mishearing things as sympathy pain for my son’s recent ear infection, I soothingly whispered into the wind tunnel behind my forehead. Alas, weather.com, cnn.com, and even people.com confirmed that massive amounts of snow were on the horizon. Armed with the facts, I did what any mother worth her leftover baby weight does: I went to Shaw’s. Then Wal-Mart. Friday dawned, as we all know, in a non-dawny sort of way. The snow had already started falling, and human activity was already canceled. School was canceled, driving was canceled, Starbucks was canceled. I gathered my children. I looked them each – meaningfully – in the eye. I told them stuff was about to get real, and they’d best do me the solid of not behaving like complete animals. We fist-pumped and went to our separate corners to get our minds right. By 11:30 that morning, I had organized the playroom, purged their outgrown clothes, vacuumed, done two loads of laundry, and prepared lunch. I was exhausted and plum out of ideas for the next 60-70 hours. Then I remembered the bowling set. Remember the trip to Wal-Mart? In a stroke-of-genius move, I spent that discount spree purchasing a plastic bowling set. With the afternoon closing in, I began instruction in the finer art of knocking things over with a ball. Not to brag, but my kids caught on quickly. We knocked pins over in the dining room, the playroom, the upstairs hall, and the downstairs hall. It wasn’t long before my kids signaled their ability to “transfer” knowledge. Soon they were knocking over books, plates of food, continued page 7

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as their individual business models and corporate values dictate, but the bottom line remains the same: they expand in, or move to, an area because they anticipate making money in that location. It’s that simple. They give little weight to tax subsidies in this decision-making calculus. That said, it seems foolish for elected officials to continue to believe that tax subsidies will create jobs. But it is also unrealistic to believe that these subsidies will simply go away – they won’t. Subsidies can, however, be reduced and our corporate welfare system can be refocused. Here is how we can achieve these ends: • Existing Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement, Tax Increment Financing, or other annual tax disbursements to corporations in excess of $500,000 could be reduced by 50 percent; disbursements below $500,000 could also be reduced on a downward scale, leaving commitments below $100,000 intact. • The duration of existing BETR, TIF or other tax disbursements to corporations could be reduced by 50 percent; if this results in ending a particular corporate disbursement, that’s fine; the era of 12-, 20-, and 30-year payout periods must end. • For new commitments of state or local tax revenues to corporations, a “cap” (an upper limit on the total commitment) could be fashioned: $5 million-$10 million for capital investments that exceed $100 million seems reasonable. The cap would be reduced for smaller capital investments. • The allowable time-frame over which “capped” commitments of state or local tax revenues would be paid out could be limited: three to seven years seems reasonable, depending on the level of the “capped” commitment. • For new “capped” commitments of state or local tax revenues to corporations, a “jobs” commitment could be fashioned. This commitment would be commensurate with the level of the tax subsidy, and should extend for the newly fashioned payout period (perhaps longer). Failure to meet a “jobs” commitment would terminate the tax subsidy. • Aside from relatively minor tax-subsidy benefits, corporations could be required to select the TIF, income tax credit (or other) tax subsidy provision that works best for them; pyramiding subsidies (so-called double- or tripledipping) must end. • Corporations could be prohibited from negotiating with more than one Maine municipality (playing them off against one another) in an effort to maximize their corporate subsidy benefits. • A corporate “need” or “means” test could be fashioned to determine future eligibility for state or local tax continued page 7

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subsidies. Paying out millions to Fortune 500 corporations must end. Low-income people routinely face such tests to determine eligibility for welfare benefits. • Decoupling TIF agreements from existing school aid, and county tax apportionment provisions, seems necessary. The majority of municipalities do not enter into TIF agreements. Current law penalizes them; they receive less school aid than they should, and pay higher county taxes. These suggestions can be expanded or narrowed as the Legislature chooses, but their intent is clear: corporate tax subsidies must be smaller, extend for shorter periods of time, target smaller firms, and focus on jobs. The law should prevent corporations from bargaining with multiple towns to get the best subsidy deal, and should create greater fairness between towns that choose to grant TIFs and those that do not. If retirement benefits for Maine teachers and state workers can be reduced on the theory that we can’t afford the commitments made, tax subsidies for wealthy corporations can/should be similarly reduced. We can do this. Orlando Delogu of Portland is emeritus professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and a longtime public policy consultant to federal, state, and local government agencies and officials. He can be reached at delogu@ usm.maine.edu.

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stools, and each other. They thought it was hilarious and they didn’t want me involved. I let it roll. As the hours cooped up indoors stretched into days, I let them push even more boundaries. We baked a dessert I like to call a “brookie,” because it’s a combination browniecookie. They played “chase the sibling” around the living room table. I tested how many movies I could get them to watch at once. I would love to say that Nemo, The Blizzard of Our Lives, taught my family how beautiful it is to be stripped of distraction and granted uninterrupted time together. I would love to say that I cherished every moment I spent wondering “now what?”. But all I can say is this: To all you kids out there, if you ever had some crazy idea about something you’d like to try at home, wait for the next storm. Fifteen minutes in, ask either parent for permission to make that idea a reality, or at least a test case. I guarantee you’ll get a shrug and a “go ahead” hand wave in response. Abby Diaz grew up in Falmouth and lives there again, because that’s how life works. She blogs at abbysleftovers. blogspot.com and hellogiggles.com/abby-diaz, and can be reached at abbysblog@rocketmail.com. Follow Abby on Twitter: @AbbyDiaz1.

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Monkeying with the school calendar The Portland School Department last week proposed a series of changes to the school-year calendar that make some sense from the perspective of teaching and learning. Whether the proposed schedule changes will make sense from the perspective of teachers, staff, parents and students is another story. Among key changes being contemplated are: • Starting high school an hour later because The Universal teenagers are not awake and alert early in the morning. • Extending the school day by one hour to allow for more instructional time, and lengthening the school year for the same reason. • Shortening the summer vacation to reduce the loss of learning momentum from year to year. • And rolling the tradi- Edgar Allen Beem tional February and April vacations into one March break, as prep schools do. When I was on the Yarmouth School Committee in the 1990s, we considered some of these changes and even implemented a few. Most were nonstarters, as they probably will be in Portland. Vacation consolidation was one of my pet causes. I’ve always thought the February and April breaks were a waste and a nuisance, but then I don’t ski or take vacation trips. I imagine, however, that Portland will get the same pushback from its teachers and staff that Yarmouth did when we contemplated a March vacation. If you have children (or a spouse) in another school district, how are you supposed to manage suddenly being on two different vacation schedules? The fundamental problem you run into when you start monkeying with the school calendar is that you can’t really do it alone. If you’re not on the same schedule as other local school systems, you’re asking for trouble. If Portland and Deering high schools, for instance, start an hour later and lengthen the school day by an hour, students would be getting out around 4 p.m. That’s going to conflict with a lot of extracurricular

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activities and interscholastic athletics. Unless your baseball and softball fields and those of your opponents all have lights, for example, you can’t start a ballgame at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in May. There is also the matter of cost. Lengthen the school year and the school day and you’re going to have to compensate teachers and staff accordingly. One of the few calendar changes we did enact in Yarmouth was adding five teacher in-service days to enhance professional development and five student days to increase learning time, extending the school year from 180 to 185 days. The Maine Legislature has repeatedly tried and failed to do the same statewide. Some countries do have much longer school years than the U.S., but at what cost? Japan, for instance, has 243 school days a year, but Japan also has a word for “death from overwork:” karoshi. Even though President Obama has proposed a 200-day school year and there are periodic calls for year-round schooling, I don’t see that happening in Maine any time soon. For one thing, several studies have concluded that there is no significant correlation between instructional time and student achievement. For another, people in cold, dark, wintry Maine jealously guard their summer vacations. Just keeping kids in school a week longer in Yarmouth met with so many objections from families and students with summer commitments that we were forced to rethink the five extra students days. Teachers were naturally concerned about losing financial gains made when the year was lengthened, so we hit upon a compromise that, in retrospect, seems like one of the worst decisions of my 1995-2001 School Committee tenure. To preserve the extra class time and protect teacher salary gains, we came up with the brilliant idea of spreading the five extra days out over the school year in 15-20 minute increments by starting school a little earlier each day. I’m not sure we got the educational bang for the buck we had hoped for, especially given the current thinking that high school should start later in the day, not earlier. One step forward, two steps back. Good luck, Portland. Changing the school calendar is never as easy as one might think. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on on this this story story at: at: Comment

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Cape Elizabeth Arrests

No arrests were reported from Feb. 5-11.

Summonses

2/5 at 2:30 p.m. Benjamin Fox, 21, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Old Ocean House Road by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of improper display of registration plate. 2/6 at 1:25 p.m. Michael Friedland, 41, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Shore Road by Officer David Webster on charges of failure to produce insurance and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

2/7 at 1:50 p.m. Brian Gould, 32, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Route 77 by Officer David Webster on a charge of driving an unregistered vehicle. 2/8 at 3:12 p.m. Logan Clardy, 18, of Orange, Calif., was issued a summons on Route 77 by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of driving an unregistered motor vehicle. 2/11 at 5:18 p.m. Ryan Deane, 36, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Eastfield Road by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

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4/9, no time reported. Police responded to a report that a vehicle on Two Lights Road was in danger of being swept into the ocean by the surf. No one was in the area to claim the vehicle and police said they were unable to contact the registered owner. A tow truck was called and the vehicle was safely removed.

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Avenue. 2/8 at 3 p.m. Fuel spill on Woodland Road. 2/9 at 4:28 a.m. Smoke investigation on Oakview Drive. 2/9 at 9:46 a.m. Water problem on Garden Circle. 2/10 at 4:01 p.m. Gas alarm on Deerfield Lane. 2/10 at 10:01 p.m. Electrical fire on Charles Road.

EMS

Cape Elizabeth emergency services responded to six calls from Feb. 5-11.

Scarborough Arrests

2/7 at 2:30 p.m. Bobby M. Collins, 32, of Park Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Brian Nappie on charges of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. 2/7 at 5:56 p.m. Jennifer A. Arnold, 45, of Elm Street, Biddeford, was arrested at Route 1 and Broadturn Road by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of violating conditions of release. 2/8 at 1:03 p.m. Mary L. Beverage, 26, of Short Street, Portland, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Melissa DiClemente on an outstanding warrant from another agency and a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Summonses

2/4 at 8:02 a.m. A 15-year-old female, of Scarborough, was issued a summons on Municipal Drive by Officer Francis Plourd on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 2/4 at 11:36 a.m. A 17-year-old male, of

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Standish, was issued a summons at Hannaford Drive and Route 1 on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 2/6 at 3:48 p.m. Thomas L. McGinness, 67, of High Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Michael Thurlow on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 2/7 at 11:35 a.m. Jason S. Bennett, 26, of Annies Way, Waterboro, was issued a summons on Payne Road and Bridges Drive by Officer Melissa DiClemente on a charge of failing to register a vehicle. 2/8 at 8:16 a.m. George J. Gott III, 62, of Westmore Avenue, Biddeford, was issued a summons at Payne and Broken roads by Officer Michael Thurlow on charges of operating under the influence, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident. 2/8 at 1:03 p.m. Samira M. Benjamin, 20, of Short Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Melissa DiClemente on an outstanding warrant from another agency and a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 2/10 at 2:44 p.m. Bobbi Barker, 36, of Westbrook Street, South Portland, was issued a summons on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Michael Beeler on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 2/10 at 2:44 p.m. Amanda Papapetrou, 27, of Westbrook Street, South Portland, was issued a summons on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Michael Beeler on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

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2/4 at 1:32 p.m. An Ocean Street resident received a letter claiming he won $250,000 in an international lottery. When no one answered the phone at the number he called to activate the enclosed check, he reported a case of possible mail fraud to police.

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Fire calls

2/4 at 1:49 p.m. Smoke odor investigation at Pine Point Road and Route 1. 2/5 at 9:23 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 2/5 at 10:09 a.m. Alarm call on Sargent Drive. 2/5 at 6:44 p.m. Structure fire on Oceanview Road. 2/6 at 7:56 a.m. Alarm call on Bird’s Nest Lane. 2/6 at 4:31 p.m. Alarm call on Running Hill Road. 2/6 at 6:32 p.m. Alarm call on Pillsbury Drive. 2/7 at 1:10 p.m. Smoke detector problem on Oakdale Drive. 2/8 at 10:22 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Oceanview Road. 2/9 at 4:14 a.m. Monitor heater problem on Sandpiper Cove Road. 2/9 at 5:16 a.m. Alarm call on Wentworth Drive. 2/9 at 7:26 a.m. Alarm call on Wentworth Drive. 2/10 at 6:03 a.m. Wire problems on Pleasant Hill Road. 2/10 at 10:57 a.m. Propane odor on Indian Hill Lane. 2/10 at 2:27 p.m. Alarm call on Broadturn Road. 2/10 at 6:54 p.m. Vehicle fire southbound on

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EMS

Scarborough emergency services responded to 35 calls from Feb. 4-10.

South Portland Arrests

Summonses

2/2 at 2:04 a.m. Anthony M. Forstner, 22, of Buxton, was issued a summons on West Wainwright Circle by Officer Michael Armstrong on charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. 2/2 at 4:25 p.m. A 15-year-old male, of New Gloucester, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Andrew Nelson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 2/2 at 6:50 p.m. Jonathan R. Amabile, 19,

Fire calls

2/5 at 10:58 a.m. Accident, no injuries, on Gorham Road. 2/5 at 2:28 p.m. Combustible, flammable gas or liquid condition on Main Street. 2/6 at 11:04 a.m. Accident with injuries on Gorham Road. 2/6 at 11:47 a.m. Off-road vehicle or heavyequipment fire on Thadeus Street. 2/6 at 7:56 p.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Western Avenue. 2/6 at 8:24 p.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Ridgeland Avenue. 2/8 at 8:07 a.m. Accident, no injuries, on I-295. 2/8 at 8:58 p.m. Water or steam leak on Alfred Street. 2/9 at 2:13 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on E Street. 2/9 at 4:22 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Market Street. 2/9 at 4:50 a.m. Carbon monoxide incident on Atlantic Avenue. 2/9 at 6:11 a.m. Carbon monoxide incident on Westbrook Street. 2/9 at 7:42 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Hall Street. 2/9 at 10:27 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Westbrook Street. 2/9 at 11:47 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Hall Street. 2/9 at 3:52 p.m. Water or steam leak on Ocean Street. 2/9 at 8:11 p.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Wallace Avenue. 2/9 at 9:41 p.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Westbrook Street. 2/10 at 5:24 p.m. Accident with injuries on Maine Mall Road. 2/11 at 3:04 p.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Broadway.

EMS

South Portland emergency services responded to 55 calls from Feb. 5-11.

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2/2 at 2:50 a.m. Daniel G. Tucker, 34, of Buxton, was arrested on Westbrook Street by Officer Michael Armstrong on charges of assault and violating conditions of release. 2/2 at 4:39 p.m. Ryan A. Gurney, 22, of South Portland, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 2/3 at 1:06 a.m. Edward J. Cianchette, 27, of South Portland, was arrested on Lincoln Street by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating under the influence. 2/3 at 2:18 a.m. Alex Fraser, 24, of Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating under the influence. 2/3 at 7:19 p.m. Kurtis G. Howard, 39, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jared Nabel on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/4 at 4:06 p.m. Timothy Pawloski, 30, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on Anthoine Street by Officer Patricia Maynard on an outstanding theft warrant. 2/5 at 1:34 a.m. Ryan J. Sawyer, 29, of Gorham, was arrested on John Roberts Road by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of operating under the influence. 2/5 at 4:50 p.m. Irving J. Myrick, 46, of Windham, was arrested at Crockett’s Corner by Officer Scott Corbett on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/5 at 9:12 p.m. Jeremy Putnam, 31 of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jesse Peasley on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/6 at 4:22 p.m. Jeffrey S. Pingree, 29, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jeff Warren on a charge of operating as a habitual offender with a suspended or revoked license. 2/6 at 5:18 p.m. Sarah Henderson, 21, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jesse Peasley on a charge of domestic violence assault. 2/6 at 11:15 p.m. Linda J. Annis, 26, of Portland, was arrested on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Andrew Nelson on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/7 at 12:44 a.m. Nicholas C. Charek, 30, of Portland, was arrested on Pearl Street by Officer Shane Stephenson on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 2/8 at 1:28 a.m. Jacob L. Mehurn, 22, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 30 mph.

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Obituaries Christine Ann Dorsey, 59: Dedicated to community service SCARBOROUGH — Christine Ann Dorsey, 59, of Scarborough, died Sunday at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by family and friends. Born March 20, 1953, in Lewiston, Dorsey was the daughter of Robert and Mildred Sansoucy. She graduated in 1971 from Edward Little High School in Auburn and from Trinity College in 1975, where she received a degree in special education and human services. She met her husband, Steven M. Dorsey, at a midnight Mass in Winooski, Vt., and they were married Aug. 17, 1974, at St. Phillips Church in Auburn. While raising her duaghter in Auburn, Dorsey was an avid community volunteer and served organizations such as the Lewiston YWCA, the Abused Women’s Advocacy Center and St. Joseph’s Nursery and Parochial Schools. More recently Dorsey worked as a social worker for the Child Health Center in Norway and Auburn. For many years she worked with pregnant and parenting teens, and later served as the coordinator for the Central Maine Developmental Evaluation Clinic, serving children from infancy to age 5. In 2005, Dorsey and her husband relocated to Scarborough and she refocused her energy on community service, volunteering with a dear friend at Dress for Success, a program designed to assist women re-entering the workforce with the job interview process. Advocating for social causes, helping others, reading, entertaining friends and family were among her passions. Always full of vigor, she was a great source of strength for many friends and family. She loved the beach and skiing. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Michael Dorsey of Scarborough; daughter Morgan Elizabeth Dorsey of

South Portland; and many beloved nieces, nephews and brother- and sister-in-laws. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway. Prayers will be recited at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Those desiring may make donations to the Cancer Community Center of South Portland, 778 Main St., South Portland, ME 04106.

Edward John Burke, 90

SOUTH PORTLAND — Edward James Burke, 90, of South Portland, died Feb. 2 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 23, 1922, the son of John and Carrie Burke. Burke He grew up in the Portland area and attended Portland schools. From 1941 to 1945 he served proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps, an early incarnation of the U.S. Air Force. During World War II, he served in the Burma-China theater as a tech sergeant. Burke married his wife, Mildred O’Donnell, on Jan. 28, 1946. He worked for EG Foden Co. in Portland from 1946 to 1966, Ametek Co. from 1966 to 1970, and Commercial Distributors from 1970 until he retired in 1984. After his retirement he volunteered for five years with Meals On Wheels. Burke was also a faithful communicant of Holy Cross Church

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary Carol Loud, 92, died Jan. 31 at South Portland Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1920, in Yonkers, N.Y. to Phillip and Ethel Nelson. She grew up in New York City and Newton, Mass., and was a 1937 graduate of Newton High School and a 1941 graduate of Middlebury College. After college, she taught French, Spanish and English at Ilion High School in upstate New York, returning eventually to Bos-

ton and working for several years at John Hancock Co. During that time she met her husband, Will, whom she married in 1949. When their children were born, Loud Loud stayed home to care for them but continued doing volunteer work, substitute teaching and tutoring in foreign languages. She was a member of the Wellesley Village Congregational Church, where she was a deaconess, and the Middlebury Alumni Association, of which she was a president of the Boston chapter. She enjoyed her neighborhood reading group and French classes into her late 80s. She will be remembered as an intelligent, loving mother, grandma and sister. In addition to her parents, Loud was predeceased by her husband, Willard H. Loud Jr. in 1996. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Cary of Scarborough; a daughter, Cynthia L. Rice and her husband John of South Portland; son Philip N. Loud and his wife Jennifer of Northport, Mich.; six grandchildren, Lindsay Rice of Newton, Mass., Abigail Rice of Brighton, Mass., Molly Rice of New Orleans, Jacqueline Rice of South Portland, Christopher Loud of Los Angeles and Nicholas Loud of Los Angeles. A graveside service will held in the spring at Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, Vt. Those wishing to remember Loud may make a donation to the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 151, South Ryegate, VT 05069.

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in South Portland. In addition to his parents, Burke is predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth Burke; a brother, Wendall Burke; and two sisters, Dorothy Acker and Laura Geissler. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mildred Burke; two daughters, Carolyn Lane of Augusta, and Diane Bonville and her partner Mark Cronkite of South Portland; seven grandchidren, Brian Spencer of South Portland, Todd Rutherford of South Portland, Alison Rutherford Martin and husband Miguel of Midlothian, Va., Tressa King-Libby and husband Chuck Libby of South Portland, Alan Bonville and partner Jesica Childs of South Portland, Amanda Griffin of Augusta, and Adam Bonville and partner Brittni Wishart of Saco; 16 great-grandchildren, Jenna, Zachary and Degan Weitzell of Augusta, Lucas Griffin, Jr. of Augusta, William, Jack and Katie Martin of Midlothian, Va., Justin King of South Portland, Josh, Jonny, Joey and Nick Libby of South Portland, Adrienne Childs of Old Orchard Beach, Eli and Emily Bonville of South Portland, and Arabelle Bonville of Saco; and nephew Gary Lawsure and wife Carolyn of Scarborough. A Mass of Christian burial was held Feb. 7 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Burke’s honor may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of South Portland.

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The Forecaster has the basketball tournament covered

The Forecaster will have blanket coverage of the boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments from the Portland Expo and Cumberland County Civic Center. Get in-game updates on Twitter at twitter.com/foresports. Our website will have the most descriptive game stories, with historic perspective, detailed box scores and photo galleries, within 24 hours of the completion of each game.

Cape, Scarborough, SP boys begin title bids (Ed. Note: For the complete Scarborough-Gorham game story, with photos and a box score, please visit theforecaster.net) By Michael Hoffer Forecaster Country boys’ basketball teams promise to bring plenty of excitement to the ancient Portland Exposition Building this weekend as the Western Class A and Class B tournaments heat up. South Portland will be the top seed in Western A for the first time since the first Clinton Administration. After a historic win, Scarborough brings its bombs-away style to the Expo for just the second time. Cape Elizabeth, after missing out on the fun last winter, is back and primed to make a run at favorites Falmouth and York.

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Since joining the Southern Maine Activities Association in time for the 2003-04 season, Scarborough made it to the playoffs seven times, but had to play a prelim on six of those occasions. The Red Storm lost every one. Tuesday evening, Scarborough bucked history. The Red Storm finished 12-6 (its best record since 2007-08) and

earned the No. 6 seed in Western Class A after last Thursday’s 6031 win at Kennebunk (Sam Terry had 16 points, Brendan Hall and Kevin Manning 13 apiece). Scarborough earned the right to host No. 11 Gorham in the preliminary round Tuesday and took advantage, trailing for all of nine seconds. It went ahead to stay on a 3-ball from Dillon Russo and had a comfortable 12-point lead after one quarter. The Rams rallied in the second and got within seven, 19-12, but the Red Storm responded and took a 10-point lead to the break. Then, with Gorham still hanging around midway through the third period, Scarborough pulled away, thanks to clutch hoops from Sam Wessel and Terry to make it a 20-point game. The Rams got no closer than 15 from there and the Red Storm went on to a 65-46 victory, its first ever postseason triumph in Class A and first playoff win at any level since 1986. Terry led all scorers with 20 points, do-everything senior Brendan Hall added 15, Russo had 10 and John Wheeler added seven on his 18th birthday as Scarborough made nine 3-pointers, improved to 13-6 and set up a delicious West-

ern A quarterfinal round date with third-ranked Bonny Eagle (15-3) Saturday at 7 p.m. “We finally got a big victory,” Hall said. “It feels good. Coach has said all year that we have to run. We got to them (with our defense), got open 3s and knocked them down.” “It means a lot,” Wheeler said. “It means we’re building as a program. Nerves come with a playoff atmosphere, but then we hit shots and we got comfortable in our press. We got stops and pushed it. That’s how we’ve won. It worked tonight.” “I’m happy with the effort overall,” added first-year Scarborough coach Tony DiBiase. “I thought we played well. Gorham had us on the ropes for a little while, then we got into a flow and knocked down shots. We started out well, then hit a lull, then played our game. The past is past. We’ve had a lot of success this year.” On Feb. 1, at Scarborough, Bonny Eagle eked out a 59-58 overtime win over the Red Storm. The teams have no playoff history. Scarborough likes its chances to spring an upset. “I’m excited,” said Terry. “It’s going to be a good one. It was a

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Scarborough senior John Wheeler, who played a key role Tuesday on his 18th birthday, scoops a shot toward the basket during the Red Storm’s 65-46 win over Gorham in a Western Class A preliminary round playoff game. Scarborough advanced to face Bonny Eagle in the quarterfinals Saturday.

nailbiter here. I hope it’s another nailbiter and we come out on top. It’s a great experience. I’m going to enjoy it.” “We’re the top two scoring teams in the league,” DiBiase added. “We have the same philosophy. We could have beaten them the first time. It’s going to be a tough matchup. A lot of people

are picking (Bonny Eagle) to win it. For some reason, we’re under the radar. We’ll go there, give a good account of ourselves. We’ll play hard. It should be an exciting game.”

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Girls’ teams primed to turn heads at tournament By Michael Hoffer It was a banner year for girls’ basketball in Forecaster Country and four teams will take part in the upcoming tournament. In Western A, Scarborough and South Portland are on a quarterfinal round collision course. In Western B, Cape Elizabeth is as hot as anyone going in and has shown for weeks it is capable of beating anybody. In Western D, Greater Portland Christian School is hoping to make some noise.

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Scarborough’s Ashley Briggs and South Portland’s Maddie Hasson are hoping for big things as the Western Class A girls’ basketball tournament kicks off.

Scarborough and South Portland were among the top teams in Western Class A all year and will square off in a quarterfinal round showdown Monday at 7 p.m., at the Portland Exposition Building. The Red Storm went 15-3 in the regular season, good for the No. 4 spot. Scarborough finished with a 58-34 home victory over Kennebunk last Thursday behind 18

points from Mary Redmond and 15 from Ashley Briggs. “I’m very pleased going 15-3,” said Red Storm first-year coach Ron Cote. “The girls came to play every game and had great attitudes. In the games we lost, we kept it close at McAuley, we came out flat in the first half, then played better in the second against Deering and Cheverus (a triple overtime setback) was a battle the whole way. Our other closest games were 10 or 12 points. We won most of the others handily.” The Red Riots, hindered down the stretch by the loss of senior standout Danica Gleason to a knee injury, wound up 12-6 and fifth in the region following a 53-11 loss at two-time defending Class A state champion McAuley last Thursday (Samantha Munson had a team-high four points). “We had the toughest schedule in the league, playing (McAuley and Deering) twice,” said South

Portland coach Mike Giordano. “To be 12-6, I’m really proud of the kids.” Scarborough beat host South Portland in the lone regular season matchup, 42-30, Jan. 2. The teams met in both the 2009 and 2010 quarterfinals, with the Red Storm prevailing both times, by scores of 53-26 and 40-22. Both coaches respect the opposition. “When Gleason went out, they still played tough,” Cote said. “Mike is as good as any coach in the league. They’re fundamentally sound. They have more height than we do. We’ll need some luck to have a run like we did last year (when Scarborough reached the regional final). We have to play our fast game. If we can get teams to play fast, it’s an advantage for us. I expect a tough battle.” “Scarborough is very disciplined and is extremely well continued page 18


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Mother Nature decimates postseason schedule By Michael Hoffer A weekend that was supposed to crown state champions in wrestling, conference champions in Nordic and Alpine skiing, another round of Southwesterns winners in swimming and produce a round of girls’ hockey playoffs instead turned into a washout. Or more aptly put, a whiteout. The record-setting snow that swept the region Friday and Saturday erased the high school sports slate in the process, frustrating schedule-makers and lengthening the season. Wrestling’s state meet was supposed to be Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. It will now be contested this coming Saturday in Sanford.

The Southwestern swim meet, which included Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland, which was scheduled for Friday (boys) and Saturday (girls) in Westbrook, was postponed to Monday (boys) and Tuesday (girls). In the boys’ meet, Cheverus came in first with 327 points. Cape Elizabeth (180) finished fourth, while Scarborough (177) was fifth. South Portland (53) came in eighth. The Capers were paced by Evan Long, who won the 100 freestyle (49.71 seconds) and was runner-up in the 500 free (22.28) and their 200 freestyle relay team (Griffin Thoreck, Jordan Petersen, Ian Riddell and Long, 1 minute, 35.7 seconds). The Red Storm saw Jerry Gravel set a new meet record in winning the 200 Brandon McKenney / For The Forecaster

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individual medley (1:57.11). His brother, Robby, held the old mark. Gravel was second in the 100 backstroke (52.08). Divers Jonathan Alas (273.20 points) and Nate Erickson (208) finished third and fourth respectively. The Red Riots were seventh in both the medley (2:30.52) and 200 free (1:42.47) relays. Tuesday, Cape Elizabeth took top honors in the girls’ meet with 278 points, seven better than Greely. Scarborough (108) was seventh. South Portland (62) placed eighth. The Capers didn’t have an individual winner, but captured both the medley (Hannah Homans, Sadie Stiles, Sydney Wight and Caroline Herriman, 1:52.02) and 200 free (Sierra Bates, Sarah Loring, Taylor Herrera and Elle Richards, 1:51.94) relays. Wight was runner-up in both the 200 free (2:04.55) and the 100 fly (1:00.03). Stiles finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.38). Homans placed third in the 50 free (25.18). Michaela Pinette was third in diving (201.05). The Red Storm featured Mackenzie Wood, fifth in diving (179.10), and a thirdplace 200 free relay team (Lucy Iselborn, Maya Ahluwalia, Aleeza Barkas and Hallie O’Donnell, 1:54.28). The Red Riots were paced by Lauren Halvorsen, who was fifth in both the 200 free (2:15.87) and 500 free (6:06.53). The state meets will be held Monday (Class A boys at Bowdoin College in Brunswick) and Tuesday (Class A girls at Bowdoin). While Scarborough and South Portland’s indoor track teams gear up for states, Cape Elizabeth took part in the weather-delayed

Western Maine Conference championship meet Monday (it was originally scheduled for Friday) at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The Capers boys tied Sacopee for seventh place with 33 points (York won with 165). The girls (29) were ninth (Greely was the champion with 193). Individually, Cape Elizabeth was led by Liam Simpson on the boys’ side. Simpson was runner-up in the mile (4 minutes, 35.22). Kyle Kennedy came in third in the two-mile (10:31.66). Tim Brigham placed third in the junior 400 (57.64 seconds). Laura MacKay led the girls with a thirdplace showing in the senior 200 (28.36). The Class A state meet is Monday at USM. The Class B meet is at Bates College in Lewiston. The Western Maine Conference Nordic championships began last Wednesday with the skate race. Cape Elizabeth’s girls were fifth (Merriconeag was first) and the boys eighth (Yarmouth placed first). Individually, Dana Hatton was sixth in the girls’ race (18 minutes, 47.2 seconds over the 5.8-kilometer trail). The boys were paced by Julian Pelzer (15th, 17:14.7). The Classic race was scheduled for Saturday, but was moved to Monday and then to Tuesday at Stark’s Hill in Fryeburg. There, the girls were sixth (and came in sixth overall), while the boys moved up to seventh (but still came in eighth overall). Merriconeag took the team titles in both genders. Tuesday, Hatton was seventh for the girls (21:24.5) and Pelzer was 19th for the boys (19:54). The SMAA Alpine championships were also affected by weather, being postponed continued page 17


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from Friday to Tuesday at Shawnee Peak. Scarborough won both the boys’ and girls’

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from page 15 from Tanner Hyland), at Cheverus last Thursday, but still wound up 15-3 and first in Western Class A. The last time that happened was the 1993-94 season. “You never like to lose, but I hope the kids can learn from the loss,” said Red Riots coach Phil Conley. “We preach coming to play every game. We came out flat and credit to Cheverus. “I’m very happy with how our season has gone. (Hyland, who averaged 19.7 points, 6 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game) is a three-year starter at point guard. He got better as the season went on. He shared the ball and got open looks for teammates. Seniors (Trevor Borelli, Ben Burkey, Calvin Carr, Conner MacVane and Jack Tolan) played really hard, rebounded well and played well defensively. Sophomore Jaren Muller (12.1 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) had an outstanding first year of varsity.” South Portland will meet No. 9 Sanford (which edged eighth-ranked Marshwood in a preliminary round thriller, 52-49, to improve to 11-8) Friday at 9 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Red Riots beat visiting Sanford, 56-43, in the regular season. South Portland has won all six of the prior playoff meetings (dating to 1975) between

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crowns. The boys were led by Andrew Mills (fourth in the giant slalom, a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 8.86 seconds) and Kevin Dryzga (fifth in the slalom, 1:44.84). The girls featured Abby Mills the schools. The most recent was a 71-55 regional final triumph in 1993. “Sanford is a good team,” Conley said. “They’re well coached. They have good scorers. We have to be ready to play. We look forward to the challenge. I don’t feel pressure as the one seed because the league is so balanced. We just have to share the ball on offense, play good defense and rebound on both ends. If we do that, we should be successful. We hope to make a good run.”

Party like it’s 2011

Last winter, Cape Elizabeth failed to take part in the quarterfinals for the first time in 15 seasons, but that could be forgiven considering how much talent they’d graduated from teams who had played in the Class B Final in 2008, 2009 and 2011 (and lost in the regional final in 2010). This winter, Cape Elizabeth has returned to its accustomed perch as one of the best teams in the region, finishing 13-5 and third in Western B after closing with a 54-46 win at Greely (veterans Henry Babcock and Chris Robicheaw combined for 31 points). “I’m pretty pleased with the season because we’ve been in a lot of close games and we found a way to win a better share of them than we did last year,” said longtime Capers coach Jim Ray. “We hit big shots at continued page 18

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(third in the GS, 1:11.39; fourth in the slalom, 1:48.75). The ski state meets are the week of Feb. 18. In girls’ hockey, Scarborough, the topranked team in the West Region, was scheduled to host No. 4 Cheverus in the semifinals Friday, but that game was moved to Saturday and ultimately to Monday due to poor weather. When the teams finally squared off, Kristen Murray had four goals to help the Red Storm to a 6-1 win, sending Scarborough to the regional final Wednesday to meet No. 2 York. If victorious, the Red Storm will play either defending state champion Greely or Leavitt/EL in the state final Saturday at 7 p.m., at the Colisee in Lewiston. Boys’ hockey is the lone sport still playing its regular season. Scarborough holds the top spot in the Western Class A Heal Points standings and takes a 13-1 record and 12-game win streak into a home game versus South Portland Friday (it will be the Red Storm’s first game in 13 days). Scarborough hosts Biddeford

Monday, goes to Falmouth for a makeup showdown Tuesday and closes the regular season Thursday at Cheverus. South Portland was 14th at 2-11 after recent losses at Kennebunk (8-1) and Marshwood (11-4). The Red Riots go to Scarborough Friday and Noble Saturday, host Portland Monday and close at home versus Kennebunk Thursday. In Western B, Cape Elizabeth clings to the fifth and final playoff spot at 5-101 after last Thursday’s tough 5-4 home loss to defending Class B state champion Greely. The Capers led much of the way, but fell just short despite two goals from Curtis Guimond. Cape Elizabeth is home with Leavitt Saturday and plays at Gardiner Monday. Senior Charlie Laprade was named January’s Rookie of the Month by the Western Class B Coaches’ Association after scoring five goals and adding two assists. The boys’ hockey playoffs begin Feb. 23. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Roundup Scarborough names new baseball coach Former assistant Ryan Jones has been named the new Scarborough varsity baseball coach. Jones, a former Bangor High standout, who played at the University of Southern Maine, succeeds Mike Coutts and inherits a program which made it to the Class A state game a year ago. “Coach Jones possesses great knowl-

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from page 15 coached,” Giordano said. “They have great senior leadership and they know how to win. They force you to play at an uncomfortable tempo. We’ll try to dictate the tempo a little ourselves. It’s a challenge. I think our kids are up for it. All year, our goal has been making it to the Civic Center (for the semifinals). We’re 32 minutes away.”

Quite a ride

Cape Elizabeth, which missed the playoffs last winter, was 1-5 entering the new year when its season took a sudden turn for the better with a stunning overtime win at Western C power Waynflete. That started a run which saw the Capers go 9-3, finish 10-8 (their best record since 1995-96) and

edge of the game of baseball and the ability to teach the game to young people,” said Scarborough athletic director Mike LeGage. “He has developed this craft/ knowledge from some of the very best in the state of Maine. He joins an outstanding family of coaches here in Scarborough. His contagious, positive energy, passion for baseball and work ethic will help provide Scarborough’s student-

athletes with a framework for success.”

earn the No. 7 seed in Western B (their best finish since that aforementioned 1996 campaign). “When we were 1-5, I never thought we’d go 9-3 the rest of the way,” said Cape Elizabeth coach Chris Casterella. “I don’t even know how we did it. We were doing the same things as earlier in the year, but we weren’t getting wins. Winning at Waynflete gave the kids the picture that we could do it. It propelled us forward. It was our biggest win of the year. The kids believe in what we’re doing and we’ve played great defense. It’s been fun to watch the kids step up. We had a great last two-thirds of the season.” The Capers hosted No. 10 Oak Hill (117) in the preliminary round Wednesday night. The teams don’t play in the regular

season and had no prior playoff history. Cape Elizabeth was seeking its first postseason win since beating Greely, 57-48, in the 1996 Western B semifinals. “We don’t know much about Oak Hill other than they’re scrappy and like to push the ball up the floor,” said Casterella. “We’ll try to prepare based on what we know, but we have to be mentally prepared to play. It’s built up to this all season. We want to get to the Expo.” If the Capers took care of business and advanced, they’ll face powerhouse No. 2 seed York (16-2) in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., at the Expo. Cape Elizabeth lost at York, 52-35, Jan. 25, but took the visiting Wildcats to overtime in dramatic fashion before falling, 59-51, Feb. 1. The last time the Capers played York in the post-

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Greater Portland Christian School, which made it to the quarterfinals last year, finished the 2012-13 season with a 12-5 record after closing with a 64-23 loss at Waynflete and a 23-7 win at Acadia Christian. The Lions earned the No. 5 seed in Western D and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Augusta Civic Center to face No. 4 Forest Hills (15-3) Tuesday at 10 a.m. The teams didn’t meet in the regular season.

Schedule

Looking ahead, the Western B semifinals are Thursday at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Western A semis are Friday of next week at the same location. The Western A and B finals are both Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Civic Center. The Class B state game is Friday, March 1, at the Civic Center. The Class A state final is Saturday, March 2, at the Augusta Civic Center.

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from page 17 big times. I hope we can maintain our level of confidence.” Cape Elizabeth doesn’t have an easy quarterfinal test, facing sixth-ranked Wells (11-8) in the quarterfinals Saturday at 11 a.m. The teams split in the regular season, each winning on the road (the Capers, 7065, and the Warriors, 80-75). Cape Elizabeth has taken three of the previous five playoff meetings (dating back to 1964). The last was a thriller, a 49-44 Capers triumph in overtime in the quarterfinals two years ago. “There’s very little margin for error,” Ray said. “We’ll have to show up and execute and not get outworked. If we knock down shots, we can be successful. (Wells) has stepped up. They’re not afraid to get on the floor. They’re a handful. They’re quick and strong and have a balanced attack. I suspect they’ll come after us.”

Maybe next year

Greater Portland Christian School wound up 0-15 and 14th in Western D (only nine teams made the playoffs) after a 60-33 loss at Acadia Christian in its finale.

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Looking ahead to the semifinal round, Western A plays Wednesday evening at the Cumberland County Civic Center. The Western B semis are Thursday night, also at the Civic Center. The Western A and Western B finals are Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Civic Center. The Class B state final is Friday, March 1, at the Civic Center. The Class A state game is Saturday, March 2, at the Augusta Civic Center. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.


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Moves McAuley Residence, a comprehensive housing program serving single mothers and children is about to move from its Portland location at 91 State St. to the former Children’s Hospital of Portland at 68 High St. The Sisters of Mercy founded the program 25 years ago and has been operated as part of Mercy’s community mission. In the newly-renovated space, owned by Community Housing of Maine, the McAuley Residence will expand from seven to 15 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms along with spacious common space for the residents to gather.

Appointments The Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation and Camp Susan Curtis announced its new slate of officers for 2013. Auburn resident Don Foerster, senior manager of facilities planning and management for L.L. Bean, is the new chairman. Cape Elizabeth resident Sean Roy-Becker, a private banker with TD Wealth Management, is the new vice-chairman. Marianna Fenton, of Portland, a partner with Robinson Kriger & McCallum is the new secretary. Gorham resident Tabitha Swanson, a principal with The Swanson Group LLC, is the new treasurer.

New hires Bill Sowles, left, the general manager and owner of Morong Falmouth, is joined by Dorothy Blanchette, president of Falmouth Food Pantry, and Peter Sowles, the vice president and owner of the dealership, for the donation of $1,000 to help the pantry feed local families.

The Maine chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union recently hired several new staff members. Rachel Myers Healy, who worked as a field organizer for the ACLU for five years, is the organization’s first director of communications. Healy, an Auburn native, most recently served as a senior communications strategist with the nationwide ACLU Center for Justice. Jill Barkley, who joined the organization as its marriage project coordinator in April, has been named public policy advocate. Barkley led the effort to establish Republicans United for Marriage as part of the successful 2012 campaign to secure marriage equality for same sex couples statewide. Oamshri Amarasingham, a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, will serve as public policy counsel. Amarasingham formerly served as a legal intern at the ACLU of Maine, the ACLU of Northern California, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and the law firm Kotin, Crabtree and Strong. She was a law clerk at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Mortgage Network Inc., a Portlandbased independent mortgage lender, hired Hal Inman as a loan officer. Inman, a Houlton native, is a graduate of University of Southern Maine and brings more than 12 years of experience to the team. Public Affairs Group, an affiliate of the Portland law firm of Curtis Thaxter, recently hired political strategist Patricia Eltman and attorney Regan Haines. Eltman was most recently director of the Maine Democratic Party’s 2012 campaign. Haines will assist on lobbying efforts in the areas of health care, energy, real estate, tax and finance. Public Affairs Group provides government relations, public relations and lobbying services before federal, state and local governments. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office introduced its newest K-9 team, Deputy Corey Plummer and his canine

partner, Jaeger. Plummer began his law enforcement career in 1999, and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for seven years. He is a member of the Emergency Services Unit as a negotiator, an emergency vehicle operators course instructor, as well as an officer in charge. Jaeger, whose name means “hunter” in German, is a 2-year old shepard mix. He comes to the United States from Holland via the International Canine Exchange program, and has received basic training. The team will be attending the Maine Criminal Justice Canine Academy next month before joining the two current K-9 teams of Deputy Al Winslow and Paco, and Deputy Matt Tufts and Rocky.

Grants The Maine Health Access Foundation announced a grant of $300,000 to Lewiston-based Maine Community Health Options to assist in developing and marketing a new patient-centered, affordable nonprofit health insurance plan that will be available on the new Health Insurance Exchange in Maine as early as Oct 1.

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Rockets, 7 p.m. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

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The Dunwells, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 899-4990.

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Local Author Series: Rick Halpern, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8711700 ext. 723.

Galleries Precision miniature paintings by Jeffrey Hayes, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Despite Winter, Gardens, 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, Jan. 17 - March 10, 781-2620. Summer Fun/Art by Paula, through Feb. 23, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763. USM Faculty Exhibition, 4-6 p.m., Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford St., Portland, Jan. 24-April 3, 780-5003. Afterthoughts, 5-8 p.m., through April 3, The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland, 253-6808. William Harrison’s Cityscapes, 5-8 p.m., Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland, 828-0031.

Music Friday 2/15 Travis Humphry and the Retro

Rick Miller and His Band, 8 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190. Garret Soucy at Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, 874-9779.

Sunday 2/17 Kirtan Soul Revival and Vanessa Torres. 4 p.m, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 233-6846. Opus One Big Band, 6 p.m., Winslow Homer Auditorium, Scarborough High School, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough, proceeds to fund the Scarborough High School chorus trip to New York city in April, 318-6637.

455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Friday 2/22 Standard Issue, 6:30 p.m., Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, 712-0930.

Saturday 2/23 Steve Grover Birthday Bash, 8 p.m., Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, 828-1310.

Theater & Dance Friday 2/15 “Peter Pan,” 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 143 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231.

Saturday 2/16 “Peter Pan,” 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 143 Free St., Portland, 8281234 ext. 231.

The Bad Plus jazz trio, 7 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, 88 Bedford St,, Portland, 842-0800.

“The Sound of Music,” North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9051 for show times.

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Downeast Soul Coalition, 8 p.m. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 541-9190.

Thursday 2/21 Noonday Concert: Carol Elowe on piano, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

“Peter Pan,” 4 p.m., Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 143 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231. “The Sound of Music,” North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-9051 for show times.

Birdland Jazz, 8 p.m., Gingko Blue,

Colin Campbell Cooper

Works like the diptych “Close-up,” above, will appear at an exhibit by Noriko Sakanishi at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland. The exhibit opens Feb. 22. Call 699-5018 or email alums@meca.edu for more information.

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Center in Topshams. Applications are available in Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell schools and at Shaw’s at Cook’s Coner and Riley Insurance. For more information visit brunswickmainerotary.org or e-mail rotaryhometownidol@comcast.net.

Friday 2/22 Noriko Sakanishi: Confluences, 5 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083, through March 23.

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Film Tuesday 2/19 Courtroom Drama Series: “And Justice for All,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

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The Cooper pastel (20 × 30 in.) was purchased by the current owners, a Connecticut couple, from the Sloan-Roman Galleries in New York (later Herbert Roman Galleries) in the late 1940’s.

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The Grosz ink on paper (22 × 17 in.) has remained in the collection of a highly respected professor of art, now retired, at Harvard, Amherst, and Bowdoin since he purchased it in 1959 or ‘60 from Swetzoff Gallery in Boston.

Saturday 2/23 “Here Comes the Sun,” 2:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 371-2030.

Tuesday 2/26 Courtroom Drama Series: “Twelve Angry Men,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.

Galleries From the Heart, runs through March 31, gallery open Fri.-Mon. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

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Classical piano, classically inspired jazz By Scott Andrews Portland Ovations, which has been presenting stellar touring acts since 1931, is hosting two of the most intriguing concerts on southern Maine’s performing arts calendar this weekend. First up is this Saturday, when FrenchCanadian classical pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin performs an eclectic program at an unusual afternoon concert. The next day Portland Ovations hosts The Bad Plus, a modern jazz trio, performing a “deconstruction” of one of the 20th century’s classical musical landmarks: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” It’s the second, and most adventurous, of Portland Ovations’ four-part centennial celebration of the work. Jonathan Edwards, the “Sunshine” boy from southern Maine, returns to One Longfellow Square for a midwinter concert.

Marc-Andre Hamelin

A Canadian-born classical piano virtuoso who lives in Boston will be performing a varied program of mostly 20th-century works this Saturday in Portland. His afternoon concert in Merrill Auditorium, presented by Portland Ovations, was originally scheduled for Feb. 9. In a professional career that spans more than a quarter-century, Marc-Andre Hamelin has earned a reputation for championing and recording the works of many lesser-known composers as well as specializing in late 19th-century Romanticism. He’s also known as a composer in his own right, mostly writing solo pieces for the piano. A graduate of Montreal’s prestigious Ecole Musique Vincent-d’Indy and Philadelphia’s Temple University, Hamelin has performed around the world, including an annual European tour. He has released more than two dozen records and CDs, mostly on the Hyperion label. International honors include the Virginia Parker Prize, Carnegie Hall International Competition for American Music and the Juno (Canada’s Grammy) for Best Classical Album. He’s also collected nine Grammy nominations. Saturday’s program will feature Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata plus works by Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel and Hamelin himself. A series of three pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, perhaps the 20th century’s most popular Romantic composer for the piano, will conclude the concert. Portland Ovations presents Marc-Andre Hamelin at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

The Bad Plus

Portland Ovations is marking the centennial of Igor Stravinsky’s pioneering ballet, “Rite of Spring,” with four programs during its 2012-2013 season. The culmination will be a March 21 performance of the full “Rite of Spring” by the Joffrey Ballet. Leading up to that are three variations and take-offs that focus on different aspects of Stravinsky’s masterpiece. The most adventurous variation is slated for this Sunday when The Bad Plus, an avant-garde jazz trio, performs a “deconstruction” of the work, reinterpreting Stravinsky’s celebrated score via a radically different idiom. Originating in Minneapolis, pianist

French classical pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin will perform an eclectic program Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, under the aegis of Portland Ovations.

Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and percussionist Dave King have been performing together as The Bad Plus since 1989. The trio specializes in breaking down the walls of convention that separate the jazz, rock, country, classical and electronic genres. Fueled by a deep appreciation of improvisation, the trio has long been praised for affixing its own signature to compositions of others. A prime example is “On Sacred Ground,” which is based on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” With a video synchronized to the trio’s live performance, “On Sacred Ground” becomes a multimedia event. Portland Ovations presents The Bad Plus’ “On Sacred Ground” at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Jonathan Edwards

Another artist who got started in Minnesota is Jonathan Edwards, a singersongwriter who burst onto the national scene in 1971 with a breezy, upbeat and uplifting tune titled “Sunshine,” which sold more than a million copies and is still a staple of Triple-A radio. “Sunshine” launched Edwards’ career, which

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continues to the present. After leaving Minnesota, Edwards has lived mostly in New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and (currently) Maine. Since “Sunshine,” Edwards has released 14 albums and he has collaborated on recordings and television shows with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cheryl Wheeler. One Edwards album, “Little Hands,” was cited by the National Library Association as a notable children’s recording. He has also scored two movie soundtracks, “The Mouse” and “The Golden Boys.” Theatrical gigs included playing the leading male role in a national touring production of the Broadway musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Jonathan Edwards appears at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) at 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Call 761-1757.

Behind the scenes

Over the past few years, the biggest story on Portland’s arts and entertainment scene has been the emergence of One Longfellow Square as southern Maine’s premier small music room and the venue of choice for folk singers, singer-songwriters, roots-oriented musicians, jazz

and Americana. Geographically speaking, One Longfellow Square is the bedrock western anchor of the Congress Street Arts District. It’s the major performing arts venue in a quarter-mile stretch that also includes two other busy spots: Port City Blue and Local Sprouts. Seating about 200 in a very intimate concert setting, One Longfellow Square began about a decade ago as the Center for Cultural Exchange. Cabaret seating is occasionally used and sometimes the main floor is cleared for dancing. Light refreshments are available for all shows. One Longfellow Square’s claim to preeminence was solidified about a year ago when it converted to a nonprofit organization, allowing it to solicit memberships and grants. The goal was to free itself from the strict dictates of box-office receipts. Four months ago, OLS announced that Kippy Rudy would become the first full-time executive director of the nonprofit. A resident of Bath, Rudy was selected after a thorough national search conducted last summer. She was picked on the strength of her 20-plus years of experience in fund-raising and nonprofit arts management in Maine. Rudy has held key positions at several major Portland arts institutions including general manager at PORTopera, marketing and development director at Portland Stage, and director of corporate and foundation relations at the Portland Museum of Art. I’ve had several chats with Rudy during her first four months on the job, and I’m impressed by her knowledge of the Maine arts community and her understanding that business acumen is needed if OLS is to remain among Portland’s top performing arts venues. She’s off to a good start. Since October I’ve noticed that OLS shows sell out much more frequently and much earlier. Don’t count on being able to walk in without tickets and get in. “My goal is simple,” she told me recently. “One Longfellow Square must become self-sustaining. My objective is for us to be here in 10 years.”

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Part-time Bookkeeper (mornings) for small Yarmouth office. Must have experience in Quickbooks, Excel & Word. Please send resume with qualifications to: D.C., PO Box 480, Yarmouth, Maine 04096.

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Eastern Maine HomeCare d/b/a Bangor Area Visiting Nurses is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

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Must have a minimum of one year clinical experienceandacurrentMaineRNlicense.Musthavethe ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; must have good communication skills; must have knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. The community health nurse provides and promotes comprehensive health services to individuals and families in the home for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health or minimizing the effect of illness and disability.

Bangor

Weekend Registered Nurse and an Evening (Noon-8:00pm) Registered Nurse to work from our Bangor office. Apply online at www.easternmainehomecare.org Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses. Bonnie Turck, HR, Director, Eastern Maine HomeCare, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736 Tel (207) 498-2578 * Fax (207) 498-4129 EOE E-mail: bturck@emh.org

Maine Veterans’ Homes is a public, not-for-profit organization committed to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residental and dementia care to veterans, their spouces, widows, widowers, and gold star parents. We Offer Excellent Wages & Benefits Including: • Medical, Dental, Life, STD & LTD • Generous Earned Maine Benefit Time • Participation in Maine State Retirement • 403(b) with Employer Match • Continuing Education • Tuition Loan assistance

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Full-time, Part-time & Per Diem All Shifts. Maine Veterans’ Homes-Scarborough is an exemplary 150 bed facility with approximately 240 employees. We offer an excellent working environment with generous wages and shift differentials.

Interested applicants should mail, fax or email a resume with cover letter to: Assistant Director of Nursing, Maine Veterans’ Homes, 290 U.S. Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 Email: pbuckley@mainevets.org • Fax (270) 289-3482

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MAINE VETERANS’ HOMES caring for those who served Maine Veterans’ Homes is a public, not-for-profit organization committed to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residental and dementia care to veterans, their spouces, widows, widowers, and gold star parents. We Offer Excellent Wages & Benefits Including: • Medical, Dental, Life, STD & LTD • Generous Earned Maine Benefit Time • Participation in Maine State Retirement • 403(b) with Employer Match • Continuing Education • Tuition Loan assistance

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Full-time & Part-time night shift Must have valid State of Maine CNA certification Maine Veterans’ Homes-Scarborough is an exemplary 150 bed facility with approximately 240 employees. We offer an excellent working environment with generous wages and shift differentials.

Interested applicants should mail, fax or email a resume with cover letter to: Assistant Director of Nursing, Maine Veterans’ Homes, 290 U.S. Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 Email: pbuckley@mainevets.org • Fax (270) 289-3482

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Paris Farmers Union at 64 Auburn Street in Portland is looking to fill a store manager trainee position. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and organizational skills. Honest, motivated, hard working team player only. You must enjoy working in a fast paced retail environment and possess a genuine, strong desire to provide outstanding service to our customers. Knowledge and/or experience with animals, farming, gardening, yard care, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, hardware,etc. or a combination thereof would be a plus. We are a solid, stable organization that’s been around for 94 years. We offer an excellent benefits package and a competitive wage structure. Opportunity for advancement is there as we currently operate 10 retails stores, a Wholesale Division, Farm Sales& Service Division, Warehouse and Trucking, and a Municipal/Contractor Sales Division.. Please send your resume with references to:

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LifeStages is hiring a part-time Geriatric Care Manager to provide care management services to older adults and their families. RN or MSW required. Certification in Case Management preferred. Competitive wages benefits - great team! Apply on line at http://www.mercyhospitalstories.org/cms/careers/

LOVE If you are interested in joining an agency focused on sharing love and warmth with the elderly, we’d like to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is a non-medical, in-home care agency that is dedicated to both our Caregivers and our clients. Quality care is our mission, hiring compassionate and dependable staff is our focus. Our Caregivers have found:

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The Pressroom department is seeking a full time web press operator to work nights. The ideal candidate will have web press experience and a strong background in printing. Some computer knowledge a plus. Work hours are from 8:15 p.m. to 4:15 a.m., with two rotating days off. Pay commensurate with experience. If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive benefit package, please forward cover letter and resume to:

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Advantage Home Care is looking for caring and experienced caregivers to provide in-home non-medical care for seniors in the greater Portland, Maine. If you possess a PSS or CNA certificate, have worked with clients with dementia or have provided care for a loved one in the past, we would like to talk with you about joining our team. We have part-time and full-time shifts available weekdays, nights and weekends. We offer competitive wages; ongoing training and support; dental insurance; supplemental medical benefits and a 401k plan with employer match. Call Laura today at 699-2570 to learn about a rewarding position with our company. 550 Forest Avenue, Suite 206, Portland, ME 04101 www.advantagehomecaremaine.com

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Maine Veterans’ Homes is a public, not-for-profit organization committed to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residental and dementia care to veterans, their spouces, widows, widowers, and gold star parents. We Offer Excellent Wages & Benefits Including: • Medical, Dental, Life, STD & LTD • Generous Earned Maine Benefit Time • Participation in Maine State Retirement • 403(b) with Employer Match • Continuing Education • Tuition Loan assistance

Licensed Nurses

Full-time night position (RN preferred) & per diem all shifts Maine Veterans’ Homes-Scarborough is an exemplary 150 bed facility with approximately 240 employees. We offer an excellent working environment with generous wages and shift differentials.

Interested applicants should mail, fax or email a resume with cover letter to: Assistant Director of Nursing, Maine Veterans’ Homes, 290 U.S. Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 Email: pbuckley@mainevets.org • Fax (270) 289-3482

Benefit information & applications available at www.mainevets.org

EOE

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Residential & Commercial PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • Mowing • Walkways & Patios • Retaining Walls • Shrub Planting & Pruning • Maintenance Contracts • Loam/Mulch Deliveries Stephen Goodwin, Owner

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ELDERLY, SECTION 8 APARTMENT- 2 BEDROOM NOW AVAILABLE Apartments at Yarmouth Falls now has an opening for a 2BR qualified applicant. Our complex is located on Vespa Lane and Bridge Street. Applicants must be 62 or older, handicapped or disabled. Certain income limits apply as well. Non smoking unit; pets allowed but limited in size and quantity. Security Deposit; credit & criminal check references and lease is required. Rent is based on 30% of adjusted income per the Section 8 HUD guidelines. EHO. Contact Emerald Management, 752 Main St., Westbrook, ME 04092; 1-207-8542606, ext 100, or TDD 1-800545-1833. Email: whitcombj@emeraldmanagement.biz

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dence letter was written, but she added she also saw students “who really liked (Auriemma)” and appreciated his efforts to take care of all students. Auriemma arrived as a supporter of the curriculum changes overseen by Culbertson and said he leaves as an advocate because his research shows the changes will reap positive benefits. It was not an easy sell, he said, because teachers were required to use more conforming curriculum. “We were teaching the same class, but did not have a common syllabus, (so) the change could be interpreted as taking away individuality,” Auriemma said. An area Auriemma said he made a primary focus was eliminating bullying. He said after seeing freshmen intimidated on the first day of school in his first year, he set out to make education accessible and equitable while improving safety. Scarborough police logs show students have been issued summonses for issues including assaults and possession of alcohol, tobacco or drugs. This year, Auriemma was awarded the Virdie Montgomery Award as 2012 Principal of the Year by Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying foundation named in honor of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. Entwistle has asked Pleasant Hill Primary School Principal Kelly MullenMartin and Scarborough Middle School Principal Barbara Hathorn to lead the search for a new high school principal. He said he hopes to hire a new principal by July 1. Uncertain of what the future holds when his contract expires June 30, Auriemma said he and his family will stay in the area. “We’re not going to be more than 10 miles from here,” he said.

“The problem was is it was a 10-point plan,” Blake conceded. While Councilor Jerry Jalbert suggested the Civil Service Commission may be outdated because the city has a Human Resources Department for personnel issues, Cohen, who served on the commission before winning her council seat in November, said it has a very clear purpose. It is needed for appeals “by employees looking for fairness and equity,” she said. Councilors will also move forward on the basics of creating an endowment fund for upkeep of city properties and landmarks. Gailey presented a rough draft of an ordinance that would appoint a committee to oversee private donations to the fund. Blake said the city lacks the public funds needed to pay for all required maintenance and upkeep. He noted it might be decades before an endowment reaches a level to effectively achieve its purpose, especially as Jalbert noted the goal of fund management is to spend less than an annual rate of return. Councilors will continue with their own research on endowment funds before more workshop discussions. At the Feb. 20 council meeting, councilors will vote on a swap of parcels of about 600 square feet. Gailey and Planning Director Tex Haeuser said two city-owned parcels will be swapped for parcel of equal size now owned by Hornby Zeller Properties adjacent to the Greenbelt near Mill Creek. The land gained by the city would provide a buffer of open space, and Hornby Zeller would gain two parcels and resolve a boundary encroachment issue at their 373 Broadway property. The Planning Board unanimously endorsed the swap.

through the Senate from beginning to end,” Kayatta said in a prepared statement. Collins and King reiterated their support for Kayatta and their pleasure in his confirmation. “I was proud to vote in favor of Bill’s confirmation today,” King said in a news release. “His installation on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, although long-awaited, is certainly a well-deserved victory.” “Maine is proud of its history of supplying superb jurists to the federal bench,” Collins said. “With his exceptional intelligence, extensive experience, and demonstrated integrity, I am confident that Bill will continue in that tradition.” Kayatta waited more than a year and through two nominations to gain the seat. He will replace Judge Kermit Lipez, a South Portland resident who will continue to hear arguments as a senior judge. A civil litigation specialist at the Pierce Atwood law firm in Portland, Kayatta will be joining the court that hears appeals of federal cases from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico. Lipez said Kayatta will be a good fit on the six-judge bench that hears appeals spanning the breadth of federal law. “I am thrilled. Bill will be a superb addition to the court, he’s enormously talented,” Lipez said. Kayatta’s experience with federal cases will suit him well, said Lipez, who was appointed July 1, 1998, after serving as a justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. “There’s no one right way to get to a position like this. In Bill’s case, he was a law clerk to (former U.S. Court of Appeals) Judge Frank M. Coffin. Bill already has a good sense of what this job requires,” Lipez said. Coffin’s widow, Ruth Coffin, said she is thrilled the Senate finally approved the nomination. “(Kayatta) is just very bright, very stable, very knowledgeable and wise,” she

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Dogs will also be tested and treated for giardia, an intestinal parasite that infected Shelby, before sales resume. According to the Humane Society of the United States, parvovirus is an easily transmitted virus that attacks the canine intestinal tract and possibly the heart. In its most severe form, parvovirus can kill a dog 48 to 72 hours after the first signs are exhibited. The virus is transmitted through dog feces and vomit, and can live in cages or on floors “for many months,” according to the society. Thomas, who has owned huskies for about 13 years, said she typically bought huskies from private breeders, and was not really looking to buy another dog when her family visited the Scarborough store. But in part because she had just lost a 12-year-old husky, Thomas said she put down a $200 deposit on Shelby and paid almost $1,100 more before taking her home Jan. 23. Cross said Shelby was sold for $1,386, including tax. Shelby arrived in the store on Jan. 16, from Kansas breeders John and Linda Fromm. State law requires animals imported into Maine for resale to be quarantined for five days if age 6 months or under, and for 48 hours if older than 6 months. It was the first time Cross bought a husky from the Fromms, and she admitted she ignored her usual procedures by acting on

a reference from a breeder who sells her about 85 percent of her husky puppies. Cross said she regretted not interviewing the Fromms to learn more about their practices and to obtain pictures of their breeding operation. “I wish I had done business as normal,” she said. The documentation shipped with Shelby showed two vaccinations against parvovirus, she added. Thomas said Shelby at first appeared healthy. “She looked good from the outside,” Thomas said. Six days later, Thomas said she spent the night on the floor next to her sick dog, who was lethargic, vomiting and had diarrhea. The next day, she took Shelby to Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital. Thomas said doctors there did not suspect parvovirus because of the vaccination records. According to the Humane Society, puppies can be protected from parvovirus in the first six weeks after birth by maternal immunity, and are most susceptible to infection between 6 and 24 weeks. After the diagnosis, Thomas said she alerted Cross and the Animal Welfare program, directed by Liam Hughes. Animal Welfare spokesman Jay Finegan said Thomas’s complaint was one of “several complaints each year that involve a disease outbreak at a licensed facility or other populations of young dogs or cats.” Thomas said animal hospital staff tried

to rehydrate and treat Shelby while Cross urged her to bring the dog back to the store. Thomas said she trusted the animal hospital staff, but Cross said she urges customers to bring dogs back because she trusts her own veterinarian and can assume the cost of care. Cross and Thomas remain at odds about where Shelby contracted parvovirus. “It didn’t come from here, I believe that,” Thomas said. Cross said the 23 dogs in the store and 13 sold since Shelby arrived show no symptoms of parvovirus. Thomas said Shelby’s care cost $915, and she eventually relinquished ownership back to Cross in order to get a refund. Cross is under no legal requirement to reimburse Thomas for the medical fees, Finegan said. Shelby was the second dog sold at Little Paws to die in the last month. Cross said a dachshund bought by a Rockland customer should have been kept at the store longer and she asked the owner to return it, because it was possibly suffering from hypoglycemia. But it died before it made it back to the store. Finegan said earlier this week his office knew of that death, but did not receive a complaint from the dog’s owner. Little Paws, and Pawsitively Pets before it, have been targets of protests by Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills, a group that last summer asked Scarborough town councilors to enact an ordinance banning the sale of puppies raised by large-scale

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of the storm. The only person who did not make it to the wedding was the disc jockey the couple had hired from Boston. Gov. Deval Patrick issued a travel ban from about 2 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday. “He was stopped twice by the Massachusetts state police and they threatened to arrest him,” Willis said. “But he called a DJ contact in Portland and he came for us and was wonderful.” Willis, who plans to change her name to Beal, said that her family knows what is to blame for the winter weather that has impacted marriage ceremonies for two generations. “It’s the dress’s fault,” she said. “I had my mom’s wedding dress modified, so we decided that had to be what made it snow for both our weddings.” Willis and Beal were scheduled Sunday to fly out of Logan Airport for their honeymoon in Switzerland and Austria. “We really do love the snow,” she said.

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SOUTH PORTLAND — High school girls will be able to compete in volleyball next fall, but only if boosters can raise an estimated $10,000 needed to fund a team. The opportunity to add the sport was approved Monday night during a 55-minute School Board meeting. By a unanimous vote, the board approved elevating the sport from club level to one sanctioned by the Maine Principals’ Association. “We are not going to be adding volleyball to our costs this year, it is not in our projections at all,” School Superintendent Suzanne Godin said. Athletic Director Todd Livingston said matches will likely be held in the Community Center because Beal Gymnasium will be closed at the end of next month for renovation and expansion and is not expected to reopen for at least six months. The board also approved an updated emergency operations plan detailing specific roles at city schools for staff and outlining specific preparedness exercises, ranging from table-top simulations to full-scale drills involving other municipal departments. Board members approved eliminating six policies on administrative issues, including a job description for the superintendent. — David Harry

why Holland is leaving. “I thought I would come here and hear what this craziness is,” Martin said, adding she told her children to stay off Twitter because she thought they had confused Holland’s resignation with that of Scarborough High School Principal Dean Auriemma, who resigned Feb. 1. “I guess this is unexpected for everybody else as well,” Martin concluded. Martin said her children were enjoying school, even during disruptions caused by construction. She praised Holland for his steadiness and enthusiasm. “I thought on the leadership end we didn’t have any questions,” Martin said. Holland came to South Portland from Livermore Falls High School, where he was principal for one year. Prior to that, he was assistant principal at Cony High School in Augusta for six years and taught science there for 18 years. Holland replaced Jeanne Crocker, who was the school principal for 13 years before she left to become an assistant executive director with the Maine Principals’ Association. Kieran said she did not know what might have led to Holland’s resignation, but said he stepped in very well after Crocker. “What has never been in question is Jim’s sincerity decency, and commitment to do what is best for our students,” she said. “Come to the high school and experience the atmosphere under Jim’s leadership. Things are good.” Ralph Newell has been teaching science at the high school since 1967, and said he learned at a faculty meeting

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