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Vol. 11, No. 7

News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

City considers penalties for mixing trash, recyclables By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents who mix trash with recyclables may face penalties of up to $500 or loss of access to curbside recycling. The city is considering the punitive measures because truckloads of recyclables from the Redbank neighborhood are deemed contaminated each

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week when they reach the ecomaine waste management center in Portland. One “dirty” household recycling bin can mean a whole truckload of otherwise clean recyclables will be sent to ecomaine’s trash incinerator. That’s a problem because recyclables sent to ecomaine cost the city nothing, while every ton of trash

costs $88. City Manager Jim Gailey said that since March 2011, the city has taken a $45,000 hit – all because some residents can’t seem to keep dirty diapers, food scraps, yard clippings and other nonrecyclables out of their blue bins. “A handful of people are contaminating the good everyone

else is trying to achieve,” he said during a City Council workshop on Monday. Gailey said that before last March the city never had a load of recycling rejected. According to figures on ecomaine’s website, South Portland increased the amount of waste recycled from 19 percent to 28 percent between fiscal years

2002 and 2001. It reduced garbage output from about 7,800 tons to about 6,200 tons in the same period. But after the first load of recycling was rejected last spring, the city’s performance took a nosedive. It ended 2011 having sent 61 more tons of trash to the See page 29

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By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — The town has shifted course again on whether to allow consumer fireworks, this time advancing a proposal to allow their use five days a year. A package of ordinance changes pushed by the Ordinance Committee won preliminary approval from the Town Council on Wednesday. It would allow the use of consumer fireworks July 3-5, on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “I think it’s going to be easy to educate the public about these requirements, about the days these consumer fireworks are allowed and about how they’re enforced,” Town Manager Tom Hall said Wednesday. The sale of consumer fireworks will be permitted and regulated by the town’s Fire

Cape Elizabeth High School jazz band saxophone players Thomas Robinson, left, Trevor Ewald and Justin Cary perform in the District 1 Jazz Festival at South Portland High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Thirty-two middle school and high school jazz bands, jazz combos and jazz choirs performed for the public and for judges, with hopes of qualifying for the Maine State Jazz Festival in March. The event was hosted by the South Portland Music Boosters. Above, South Portland Memorial Middle School jazz band trombone players Sophia Mayone, left, and Kiera Macwhinnie, warm up in a classroom in front of a photo of legendary jazz musician Miles Davis.

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By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — A preliminary budget projection shows the city could see a property tax increase of 3.5 percent to 5.3 percent in the coming fiscal year. Those figures, presented to the City Council during a workshop Monday, are a picture of the municipal budget that hasn’t fully come into focus, City Manager Jim Gailey said. Gailey will present his budget proposal to the council on March 19. He told councilors city departments are trying to toe a conservative line, but that it’s likely declining revenue will still leave the city in the red in fiscal year 2013. “We’re not seeing a lot of requests from departments. They’re trying to keep it as bareSee page 29

Cost of service: Local elected officials defend, decry stipends By Emily Guerin PORTLAND — It’s 7 p.m. on a weekday, and in various town or city halls throughout greater Portland, the same scene is unfolding. A group of men and women will say the pledge of allegiance and take their seats around a U-shaped table. For the next few hours, they will listen as Index Arts Calendar.................26 Classifieds......................32 Community Calendar......28 Meetings.........................28

their neighbors blast or praise decisions. They will discuss debt service and debate development. They will approve liquor licenses and school curriculum changes. And in another week or two, they will come back and do it all again. For their efforts, many elected officials, although not all, re-

ceive stipends. The amounts vary, from nothing in Cape Elizabeth to $6,000 in Harpswell. A survey of these councilors, selectmen and school board members revealed a range of views on whether, and how much, they should be paid for their service. But nearly everyone agreed on one thing: no one goes into local

politics for the money.

From zero to $6,000 Most elected local officials in greater Portland are paid to serve. In some towns, like Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island, town councilors and selectmen are paid per meeting they attend with an annual cap on compensation. School boards

in Regional School Unit 1, RSU 5 and School Administrative District 75, follow the same policy, although they don’t cap annual payments. All other school boards, councils and boards of selectmen pay annual stipends that are usually distributed in installments. See page 30

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Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................35 School Notebook............24 Sports.............................13

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Home-rental regulations move forward in Cape Page 3

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Right-to-Know award among several honors for The Forecaster BOSTON — The Forecaster received eight awards Saturday in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Competition, including a first-place honor for the paper’s overall commitment to the public’s right-to-know. Individual first-place awards went to Staff Writer Emily Guerin for Spot News Story and Editor Mo Mehlsak for Editorial Writing. The Right-to-Know award was presented for the newspaper’s body of work in 2011. Judges said “non-daily newspapers

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could take a lesson from the year-long focus on the public’s right-to-know, with so many topics, wonderful local coverage paired with opinion pieces from distinguished people ... . The Forecaster serves its watchdog role with tenacity in the newsroom and with insightful editorial(s).” Guerin’s award was for her coverage of an apartment house fire in downtown Brunswick in April 2011. “This was a vividly told account of a

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Although no public hearing was required before councilors voted, council Chairwoman Sara Lennon invited public comment that quickly established the Pond Cove Park area of town as one where short-term rentals are becoming a long-term headache to some residents. Pond Cove Park is tucked off Shore Road, roughly across the road from Rob-

CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors OK’d ways to save money and increase revenues Monday by approving tour bus fees for Fort Williams Park, increases to monthly sewer fees and refinancing municipal bonds initially sold a decade ago. The unanimous votes on all three items came with little discussion, but could net an additional $25,000 for maintenance at Fort Williams, almost $350,000 to pay for improvements at the water treatment facility off Spurwink Avenue, and potentially save $115,000 in debt service payments, according to Town Manager Michael McGovern. Beginning this year, tour bus opera-


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By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — No more static-burdened signals on emergency radio frequencies or so-called “dead zones” in cell phone service in the western end of South Portland. That’s the upshot of the Planning Board’s approval Tuesday of a cityowned emergency communications tower at the West End Fire Station off Western Avenue. The 90-foot tower will host a new 800 MHz radio relay point, a video signal receiver for public safety cameras and space to rent for mobile phone network providers.

“This has always been a need for us,” Fire Chief Kevin Guimond said. He told the Planning Board that a tower was planned during the original construction of the West End Fire Station in 2002, but it was scrapped because of budget constraints. Since then, he said, emergency radio service in the western part of the city has been strained, especially within the bowels of the Maine Mall or big-box stores. A city-owned tower also would allow the Fire Department to remove its radio

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‘Tech Team’ to hone computer repair skills at SPHS By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — High school students next year will have the option to take a career-oriented course in computer repair while servicing the schools and the

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Cape stays the course on school vacations CAPE ELIZABETH — Tradition overcame innovation for at least a year as School Superintendent Meredith Nadeau said she will submit a 2012-2013 school calendar with February and March vacation breaks. Nadeau told School Board members Tuesday she will continue to explore the idea of scheduling a single eight-day break in March in future years. Public comments gathered from a survey in January showed respondents favoring a clear choice were evenly split between retaining and amending the winter and spring break schedules, Nadeau told the board. The survey generated 216 responses, with 182 expressing a preference. Nadeau said scheduling conflicts for Cape Elizabeth students attending classes at Portland Arts & Technology High School

made the difference in scheduling, because students are not allowed to have more than “nine dissimilar instruction days.” The idea to change vacation schedules was brought to Nadeau by School Department staff who felt the winter and spring breaks disrupted “educational continuity,” she said.

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PORTLAND — The public is invited to enter a design contest to turn common recycling containers into works of art. Ecomaine, the nonprofit recycling and waste disposal operation, will select as many as six entries to turn into “silver bullet” recycling centers. Artists will work on a metal canvas measuring 22 feet 6 inches by 6 feet 10 inches. The works should be colorful and send a strong message about recycling.

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Maine Restaurant Week and much more By Amy Anderson Maine Restaurant Week kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Portland Harbor Hotel with a cocktail- and dessertmaking competition from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person, $65 for two, $120 for four or $40 each at the door. Local chefs and restaurants will participate in the Restaurant Week activities in a variety of ways. Starting Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 3, Chef Lee Skawinski of Cinque Terre and Vignola will cook three different themed, $25 three-course tasting menus at the Danforth Inn, 163 Danforth St., Portland. On Thursday, March 1, Mid-Coast residents can participate in a Wines Around the World event at the Inn at Brunswick Station at 4 Noble St. for $45 per person. The dinner, prepared by Chef Kevin Cunningham, will be paired with wines from from five countries.

On Friday, March 9, 10 restaurants will compete in the Champions of Breakfast competition at the Sea Dog Brewing Co., 125 Western Ave., South Portland. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and the winner will be announced by 8:45 a.m. Tickets are $15 to $17 each and all proceeds will benefit the programs at Portland’s Preble Street resource center. For a list of participating restaurants and additional events, visit mainerestaurantweek. com. A few days after Restaurant Week, residents can participate in Mercy Hospital’s seventh annual Gourmet Gala for Gary’s House Food and Wine Extravaganza. The event will take place Wednesday, March 21, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Sixteen restaurants and chefs from greater Portland are expected to participate. There will be silent and live auctions, live music and beer tasting events. The event is open to the public, doors open

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at 6 p.m. and tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Kim Toppi at 879-3605. In other Portland restaurant news, Silly’s With a Twist, 38 Washington Ave., and El Rayo’s Cantina, 85 York St., are open. And, Blackbird Baking Co. of South Portland bought Two Fat Cats Bakery at 47 India St. The new owners said they do not plan to change the name. In Yarmouth, Ice it! Bakery is open at 305 Route 1 next to the Seagrass Bistro and Maine Roasters Coffee. It is owned by Alan Fried. According to the website, it is an “interactive bakery” where people of all ages can decorate cakes and cupcakes and throw birthday parties. In Freeport, the former Siano’s at 140 Main St. is now Freeport Brick Oven Pizza. The two previous owners have gone their separate ways – Joe Pompeo runs Siano’s at 5 Brentwood St. in Portland while Steve Fowler-Greaves has the Freeport restaurant. According to a Face-

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Beem column is right about growth How refreshing to read a column in a local newspaper that speaks to the end of growth (“The Universal Notebook: Just say no to growth”). It is my belief that if the public were informed that we have natural resource limitations, that we can’t grow, and that simply “more jobs” is not the answer, we might be able to make real change. Winter Robinson Buxton

Frank’s column sets standard for political opinion I haven’t voted for a Republican in at least two decades, and that’s very unlikely to change this November. But that said, I feel compelled to comment how impressed I am with columnist Halsey Frank’s writing, and specifically with how well he expresses his ideas. It’s rare to see essays on politics that aren’t chock full of disdain and disparagement aimed at those with whom the writer disagrees, but Frank did a terrific job of avoiding that pitfall in his endorsement of Mitt Romney (“Short Relief: Romney for President”). He extolled what he views as his chosen candidate’s virtues without wasting energy firing angry broadsides at Mr. Romney’s rivals for the top spot on the GOP ticket this fall. Nor did he denigrate or belittle President Obama, who presumably would run against Romney should the former Massachusetts governor secure the GOP nomination. I plan on voting to re-elect Mr. Obama this fall; while I haven’t been pleased with everything he’s done, on balance I think he’s performed admirably in a very tough job despite the strenuous efforts of his “loyal opposition” to simultaneously tie his hands while blaming him for every real and imagined problem our nation has. But being exposed to more views like Frank’s can’t do anything but help the state of America’s political discourse. I may not agree with what he advocates very often, but the eloquence and logic with which he expresses his opinion makes it much easier to disagree with him in a respectful and thoughtful manner. Andrew D. Young Cumberland

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Ron Paul is America’s crazy uncle By Edgar Allen Beem As the Republican Party stumbles along on a debate-strewn course toward nominating yet another spoiled rich kid who feels entitled to be president, we have all been treated to the GOP’s carnival The Universal sideshow of hopeless hopefuls: Michele the Madwoman of Minnesota, Herman the Horny Pizza Guy, Tricky Ricky Perry, Rick Sanitarium, and Newt the Transformer. These mutant politicians make Mitt “Mr. One Percent” Romney look almost like a reasonable man. Not Edgar Allen Beem principled, just reasonable. The Republican candidate who has captured my attention (or horrid fascination), however, is Ron Paul. The little people love the little liberty-loving Libertarian from the Texas Gulf Coast. That’s because the avuncular Dr. No comes across as America’s crazy uncle, spouting crazy talk about ending wars and legalizing marijuana. He’s the Dennis Kucinich of the Right, a fringe candidate so odd and lovable that those with more ideals than common sense might actually vote for him. Paul is so far to the right that he almost meets the left coming around the bend. He’s CPAC meets ACLU. Paul is one of these hysterical heralds of doom who squawk all the time about Americans


Maine GOP chairman made the wrong call It is an absolute outrage that the Maine State GOP thinks that with only 83 percent of Maine’s votes for the 2012 Presidential Preference Poll, that they can discredit the potential votes of 7,000 members of their party, especially with only 194 votes between first and second place. It is even more of an outrage that the Maine State GOP can “call” a winner based on only that 83 percent.

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losing liberties and freedoms, but it’s never clear exactly what liberties and freedoms they think we’re losing. This Libertarian’s big issue seems to be “Obamacare,” in particular the mandate that everyone be required to purchase health insurance. Not sure how requiring people to have health insurance is any different than requiring motorists to have automobile insurance. It’s for the greater public good. Libertarians, of course, like tea partiers and conservatives in general, do not believe in the public good. They exist in a parallel universe of illusions about individual liberties and delusions of total selfreliance. Paul, for instance, is on record as saying he’d let you die if you needed medical care and couldn’t pay for it. Libertarians are no friends of the sick, the poor, or the uninsured. So you might thing Paul would support a woman’s right to decide whether she carries a pregnancy to term, but Dr. No the obstetrician would prefer to decide for her. Worse, he’d let the government decide. And the answer is no. Libertarians are no friends of women. And you might think a guy who jabbers on about freedom and liberty would be in favor of civil rights, but you’d be wrong again. Paul and his little boy Rand share the perverse idea that businesses should be free to discriminate against minorities and minorities should be free to eat elsewhere. Paul has a long history of racist and homophobic remarks that he now repudiates. Libertarians are no friends of minorities. You might also think that a Libertarian like Paul would decry the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that, as Mitt Inc. is fond of saying, corpora-

At a time when the GOP needs to come together more than ever to clear out the current Obama administration, and at a time when the GOP needs to gain strength and the trust of its members, it has made a blatant and irreversible mistake. Though the Maine State GOP still could make attempts to save face, and do the right thing, there is no guarantee that Washington County GOP members will soon forget how their

tions are people. But Uncle Ron believes that allowing corporate zombies to invest millions in buying American elections somehow helps undermine the government authority he detests (except when it suits him). And wouldn’t a Libertarian naturally support labor laws that protect the workplace freedoms of working people? Wrong again. They seem to think that businesses should be free to pay $3 an hour for a 60-hour week and workers should be free to look for another job. Libertarians are no friends of working people. The most important freedom that Paul defends, however, is the freedom to fail. He opposed bailouts even though they worked. He opposed raising the debt ceiling even though not to do so would have precipitated an international economic crisis. And he’d like to replace Social Security with individual retirement accounts. Invest wisely and you can sit around in old age counting your krugerands with Dr. Paul. But don’t expect any help from a Libertarian government if your retirement account tanks. The only forms of welfare Paul endorses are family, friends, churches, and private charities. He’s a big fan of President George H.W. Bush’s “thousand points of light,” which in Paul’s case are shining out of the holes in his head. I will say this for crazy Uncle Ron though, he’s the only man left standing in the GOP race who actually seems to believe what he says – even though it makes no sense at all. Libertarians are no friends of rationality. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Ultimately whether one member of the Washington County GOP, or all 7,000 members would have made it out to vote, it is not Charlie Webster’s race to call. This is the people’s preference poll, not the chairman’s. Lindsay Carter Old Orchard Beach

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2/4 at 3:50 p.m. Steven Long, 39, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on South Richland Street by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 2/4 at 5 p.m. A 17-year-old Old Orchard Beach boy was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Andrew Nelson on a charge of failure to notify owner of a motor vehicle accident. 2/4 at 6:59 p.m. A 17-year-old Hiram boy was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/6 at 2:52 p.m. A 15-year-old South Portland girl was issued a summons on Barberry Creek Road by Officer Jeffrey Caldwell on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/7 at 10:13 p.m. Dominik M. Porobik, 20, of Portland, was issued a summons on Clarks Pond Parkway by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 2/7 at 10:13 p.m. Pedros B. Sarem, 21, of Portland, was issued a summons on Clarks Pond parkway by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of possession of marijuana. 2/8 at 8:30 a.m. A 16-year-old South Portland boy was issued a summons on Highland Avenue by Officer Allen Andrews on a charge of possession of tobacco by a minor. 2/8 at 5:49 p.m. Nicole Pisciotta, 26, of

Islesboro, was issued a summons on Market Street by Officer Peter Corbett on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. 2/8 at 6:04 p.m. A 14-year-old Biddeford girl was issued a summons on Lydia Lane by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of criminal mischief. 2/8 at 8:46 p.m. A 15-year-old Litchfield girl was issued summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and on a warrant. 2/8 at 8:46 p.m. A 16-year-old Sabattus girl was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/9 at 3:53 p.m. Daniel A. Seavey, 24, of Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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Hotel hi-jinks 2/5 at 3:26 p.m. A Main Street hotel reported that a female guest destroyed the room she stayed in the night before – smashing lamps, coffee pots and ceramic mugs, damaging a bed frame and writing "vulgar language" on the bathroom mirror with lipstick. By the time the damage was discovered, the guest had already left. Police mediated and secured restitution – about $120 – for the hotel, which opted not to press charges.

Fire calls 2/7 at 11:31 p.m. Vehicle fire on Maine Street. 2/8 at 11:17 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Sawyer Street. 2/9 at 2:54 a.m. Fire alarm, no fire, on Sawyer Street. 2/9 at 4:07 p.m. Oil or other combustible liquid spill on Broadway. 2/9 at 4:23 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Broadway. 2/9 at 9:29 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Casco Bay Bridge. 2/10 at 8:36 a.m. Sprinkler activation, no fire, on Maine Mall Road. 2.10 at 11:42 a.m. Dumpster or other outside trash bin fire on Runway Road. 2/13 at 7:24 a.m. Fuel burner or boiler malfunction, fire contained, on Country Club Drive.

EMS South Portland emergency management services responded to 58 calls Feb. 7-13.

Cape Elizabeth Arrests 2/10 at 8:53 a.m. Andrew H. Kadish, 32, of Abbott Drive in Wheeling, Ill., was arrested on Route 77 by Officer Rory Diffin on a charge of operating under the influence.

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EMS Cape Elizabeth emergency medical services responded to four calls from Feb. 7 - 13.

SCARBOROUGH Arrests 2/5 at 1 a.m. Julia E. Nyitray, 23, of Route 1, Scarborough, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Michael Beeler on a charge of operating under the influence. 2/5 at 4:35 p.m. Michelle J. Castrello, 38, of Fall River, Mass., was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and on a warrant. 2/6 at 7:07 a.m. Tammie L. Hansen, 28, of Spur Road, Cornish, was arrested on Hannaford Drive by Officer Garrett Strout on a warrant. 2/7 at 7:25 a.m. Benjamin A. Dunham, 33, of Saco Falls Way, Biddeford, was arrested on Black Point Road by Officer Garrett Strout on two warrants and charges of operating after habitual license revocation and violating bail



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conditions of release. 2/8 at 6:39 a.m. Peter M. Janas, 32, of Deering Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Black Point Road by Officer Garrett Strout on a warrant. 2/8 at 8:02 p.m. Jason E. Tracy, 32, of Grandview Street, South Portland, was arrested on Hannaford Drive by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 2/9 at 1:11 a.m. Joseph A. Dufour, 30, of Ashley Drive, was arrested on Ashley Drive by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of violating bail conditions of release. 2/11 at 9:51 a.m. Christopher D. Berry, 20, of Beech Ridge Road, was arrested on Beech Ridge Road by Officer Melissa DiClemente on a charge of domestic-violence assault. 2/11 at 6:58 p.m. Steven C. Quimby, 58, of Woodridge Drive, Buxton, was arrested on Gorham Road by Officer Scott Vaughan on charges of operating under the influence and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.



Keyed-up thief leaves big bill 2/8 at 9:27 a.m. An employee at Wentworth Intermediate School opened the computer lab for the day and found that 7 IBM laptop computers had their keys pried off the keyboards at some point after school closed the day before. The school closed the lab to students unless supervised by a faculty member. Damage to the keyboards was deemed irreparable. The estimated cost to replace the keyboards is $2,975, including labor.

Packing heat 2/8 at 1:09 p.m. A loss prevention officer at Cabela's reported seeing a man attempt to hide a "Pocket Rocket" ultra-light canister stove valued at $40 up his sleeve and walk out of the store without paying. The suspect, Christopher W. Wescott, 23, of Congress Street, Portland, was issued a summons on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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Fire calls 2/6 at 12:54 p.m. Chimney, electrical, gas or stove problem on Hunnewell Road. 2/6 at 4:28 p.m. Structure fire on Hampton Circle. 2/7 at 11:20 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Route 1. 2/8 at 7:06 a.m. Water problem on Payne Road. 2/9 at 12:43 p.m. Odor of gas on Route 1. 2/10 at 6:51 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Cummings Road. 2/10 at 7:22 p.m. Detector problem on Sophia Avenue.

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February hoops madness tips off

(Ed. note): For the complete South Portland-Westbrook boys’ game story, in addition to the most detailed game stories from the basketball tournament, please visit By Michael Hoffer The city of Portland will be a hoops hotbed over the next couple of weeks and there will be plenty of excitement in the capital city of Augusta as well. The annual basketball tournament kicked off with the preliminary round Tuesday and Wednesday. The Western A quarterfinals will be held Friday, Saturday and Monday at the Portland Exposition Building. The Western D quarterfinals will be contested Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Six of seven local squads made the cut, but only three retain Gold Ball dreams after the preliminary round. Here’s a look.

Red letter work Scarborough’s girls went undefeated and won their first ever Gold Ball two years ago, but gradation and injuries stifled the Red Storm last year and it finished 6-12. Tom Maines replaced Jim Seavey as coach in the offseason and did he ever have the magic touch this winter. Scarborough started 11-0, which included wins over playoff teams Gorham, Marshwood, Windham, South Portland, Thornton Academy, Cheverus and Deering, before suffering its lone loss, 49-37, at home to defending state champion McAuley. The Red Storm finished in style with six more victories and its 17-1 record gave it the No. 2 seed behind McAuley in the Western Class A Heal Points standings. “I have to tip my cap to the Scarborough athletic program,” Maines said. “It’s been very successful. I hope the kids are having fun with it. I had no idea what the talent level was and wasn’t sure how the kids would respond to my method of teaching. It’s been fun teaching the girls and seeing how they’ve responded. “We’re not healthy right now. It’s the most banged up we’ve been. We haven’t had the full team together for three weeks. We hope to get healthy with a few extra days. The kids are tough, resilient and very focused. Toughness will be our calling card the new few weeks.” Scarborough will face No. 7 Cheverus (12-7 after Wednes-

day’s preliminary round win over No. 10 Gorham) in the quarterfinals Monday at 3:30 p.m. On Jan. 10, the Red Storm shook off a sluggish start and beat the host Stags, 48-36. The teams have no playoff history. “Cheverus has good talent,” said Maines. “Fine players. They do multiple things well and they’re well coached. We work long days and weeks to get to play 32 minutes. The purpose of the regular season is to get ready for the tournament. If you’re not successful, you don’t get another 32 minutes. Our goal’s to win our last game. “I think it’s obvious that McAuley’s by far the favorite. They’re the best recruited team in the state. They don’t have to build a program. They take the best kids around. I’ve felt for years there should be a separation between public and private schools. I think there’s a lot of equality after (McAuley). It’s hard to separate the teams.” Action switches to the Cumberland County Civic Center for the semifinal round Wednesday. The Western A Final will be Saturday, Feb. 25. The Class A state final is Saturday, March 3. Both of those rounds will be contested at the

Civic Center. South Portland won just once in its last nine games, but still earned the 11th and final playoff spot in Western A with a 7-11 mark. The Red Riots lost their finale, 51-32, at home to McAuley, but still qualified for the postseason for the 12th straight season. “(Making the playoffs is) something we hang our hat on,” said South Portland coach Mike Giordano. “We’re proud of that and we expect it. We knew it would be tough with our schedule coming down the stretch, but the kids battled the whole way. We won enough early games to get us in. We’re thrilled to be here.” South Portland traveled to sixth-ranked Thornton Academy for a preliminary round game Wednesday. The Red Riots dropped the regular season meeting, 47-43, in Saco. The teams’ last playoff encounter came in the 1980 quarterfinals (a 43-40 win by the Golden Trojans). South Portland beat Thornton Academy, 53-39, in the 1977 regional final, en route to its first championship. This time around, the Golden continued page 14


South Portland senior Logan Gaddar goes up for a first half layup during Tuesday night’s 40-32 win over Westbrook in a Western Class A preliminary round game.

Busy postseason week behind us; More to come

By Michael Hoffer The frenetic February fun is underway and there’s already been much excitement for local wrestlers, runners, jumpers, throwers, skiers, swimmers and hockey players, with even more drama around the corner. Here’s a look at what’s transpired so far and what’s to come:

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Cape Elizabeth’s Deven Roberts was the junior high jump champion at last weekend’s Western Maine Conference championship meet.

Cape Elizabeth took part in the Western Maine Conference indoor track and field championships last weekend at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. The boys placed fourth (York was the champion). Deven Roberts won the junior 55 hurdles (8.54 seconds) the junior high jump (5 feet-10 inches). The girls came in fifth (Greely won the meet). Hannah Newhall was runner-up in the junior 55 (7.76), the junior shot put (266.75) and the pole vault (9 feet). Hailey Petsinger was second in the junior high jump (4-4). The state championships are Monday. Cape Elizabeth

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Basketball from page 13 Trojans were able to advance to meet third-ranked Marshwood by virtue of a 50-30 triumph, ending the Red Riots’ year at 7-12. In Western D, Greater Portland Christian School qualified with a 8-9 mark, good for the No. 7 seed. The Lions ended with a 63-56 home loss to Forest Hill (despite 35 points from Elaine Beech). They face No. 2 Rangeley (16-2) in the quarterfinals Monday at 11:30 a.m., at the Augusta Civic Center. GPCS lost at Rangeley, 62-24, back on Dec. 13. In Western B, a year after making it to the quarterfinals for the first time this century, Cape Elizabeth fell short of the postseason. The Capers finished 4-14 and 14th in the Heals (only 12 teams made the playoffs). Cape Elizabeth did handle visiting Yarmouth last Tuesday, 52-33, behind 11 points from Caroline Kelly. Friday, the Capers lost at Greely, 41-26, despite nine points from Marlo Dell’Aquila.

One of three On the boys’ side, only South Portland passed a preliminary round test Tuesday evening, as Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough lost in close calls. The Red Riots dropped a tough 45-39 home decision to Cheverus in the regular season finale to finish 10-8 and seventh in Western A. Junior Tanner Hyland had 15 points and senior Logan Gaddar added 13. South Portland hosted No. 10 Westbrook in the preliminary round Tuesday night. South Portland beat host Westbrook in the regular season, 57-51. The teams’ last playoff meeting came two years ago (a thrilling overtime win for the Blue Blazes, 72-66). Over the past 50 years,

the schools had squared off 15 times in the postseason (with Westbrook holding a 10-5 edge). Tuesday, the Red Riots made a character statement. They enjoyed a seven-point halftime lead and extended it to 11 early in the third period before they went ice-cold. The Blue Blazes pulled within two after three quarters and appeared to have all the momentum, but South Portland dug deep, stepped it up at both ends of the floor and hit clutch foul shots in the waning moments to win, 40-32, improving to 11-8 in the process, ending Westbrook’s season at 8-11. Hyland hit four 3-pointers and had a team-high 12 points. Gaddar, juniors Ben Burkey and Jack Tolan were strong in the paint and senior Jordan Muller made key plays as the Red Riots advanced to set up a quarterfinal round showdown with No. 2 Portland (14-4) Saturday at 9 p.m. “Normally, at the beginning of the year we’d crumble, but we knew this could be our last game,” said Burkey. “We played hard and that gave us the momentum and the victory. We have experience with close games. Over time you develop anger almost that propels you play hard in close games and not let it happen again.” “My kids all year have showed heart and character,” said South Portland coach Phil Conley. “The effort’s been there. I think the last two weeks of the season, even though we lost games against big-time teams where we just didn’t finish, I think those games helped us for a situation like this. We knew it would be a battle. I’m just happy for these kids. Every shot I wished I had a uniform. I was (contorting myself) hoping the shots would go in. It’s a nice

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South Portland junior Tanner Hyland pulls up his dribble against Westbrook pressure. Hyland had a team-high 12 points as the Red Riots advanced to meet Portland in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

win after a tough two-week stretch. Some teams wouldn’t have responded like we did, but I know the heart and character of these kids and they finished tonight.” The Red Riots lost both regular season meetings against Portland, 61-57 at home Jan. 13 and 52-48 at the Expo Feb. 7. Last year, in the quarterfinals, the Bulldogs upset South Portland in emphatic fashion, 69-45, to take a 13-12 edge in postseason meetings between the longtime rivals. The Red Riots feel like they’re ready to end an eight-game losing streak to Portland, beat the Bulldogs in the tournament for the first time in 25 years, turn heads and keep this run going. “I like big games,” Hyland said. “We’ll show up and play a close game like we always do and come out on top. Both (Portland) games we came out in the second half and fell asleep and played slow. They pounded us. It came down to the end. We didn’t finish and they did.” “I think we’re more of a group this year,” Gaddar said. “Last year, it kind of fell apart and one guy tried to do it all and another guy tried to do it all. This year, I know we’ll work hard. We have three days to prepare. We have to work

hard. We have to play 32 minutes.” “Portland’s a very, very good team, but we are as well,” Conley added. “I think we need to take care of the ball better. We’ll go down to the Expo and play as hard as we can and stay composed. I’ve never lost confidence in my team. We won 10 games in a tough league. Our quad is Cheverus, Deering and Portland. That’s not an easy schedule. I think it’s made us stronger going into the tournament. We’re going to give it all we have Saturday night. We’re looking forward to it and I think they’re looking forward to it.” Scarborough rolled past visiting Kennebunk, 62-37, in its regular season finale Friday to finish 10-8, good for eighth in Western A. Junior Dillon Russo led the way with 12 points. The Red Storm drew No. 9 Biddeford in the preliminary round, a team it beat, 52-24 at home on New Year’s Eve day and 63-60 at Biddeford Jan. 20. Scarborough had lost to the Tigers in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 prelims and Tuesday, it happened again. Scarborough led early, but the game was deadlocked, 15-15, after one period.

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from page 13 competes in the Class B meet at Bates College in Lewiston. Scarborough and South Portland take part in the Class A championships at USM. Both meets begin at 10 a.m.

Skiing Cape Elizabeth competed in the Western Maine Conference Alpine and Nordic championships last week. The Capers girls were fifth and the boys ninth in Nordic (North Yarmouth Academy won the boys’ meet, Yarmouth the girls’ competition). Dana Hatton was eighth in the classic (19 minutes, 20 seconds) and 11th in the freestyle (17:15.4). Julian Pelzer finished 26th in the classic (16:43.6) and 26th in the freestyle (14:57). On the Alpine side, Cape Elizabeth placed fifth on the boys’ side while the girls finished eighth. Max Barber finished fifth in the boys’ giant slalom (a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 8.78 seconds). Curtis Alexander was sixth in the slalom (1:30.57). Emma Landes was eighth in the girls’ slalom (1:34.87) and 22nd in the GS (1:19.38).

Wrestling The Western Class A wrestling regional championships were Saturday in North Berwick. Scarborough had 12 points and was 11th. Marshwood (271.5 points) was first. The Class A state meet is Saturday at

Scarborough’s girls’ hockey team had high hopes entering the postseason. The Red Storm was the No. 3 seed in the West Region and had to travel to No. 2 York for the semifinals Saturday. Scarborough went 1-0-1 against the Wildcats in the regular season, but only mustered one goal this time (from Sarah Martens) and went down to a 2-1 defeat, finishing 14-4-1.

Swimming The Class A swimming and diving championships are next week at the University of Maine in Orono. The girls compete on Monday, the boys Tuesday.

Boys’ hockey The only sport that is still finishing its regular season is boys’ hockey. In Western A, Scarborough was 11-2-2 and second to defending state champion Thornton Academy in the Heal Points standings after a 5-4 overtime win at Brunswick and a 2-2 home tie versus Biddeford last week. Jack Rousselle capped his hat trick with the winner versus the Dragons. Rousselle and Trevor Murray had the goals against the Tigers. The Red Storm went to Portland Thursday, host Thornton Academy Monday and close the regular season next Thursday at Falmouth. South Portland, which continues to be decimated by injury, to the point where even coach Joe Robinson has fallen prey, begins the week 3-11 and 13th in the Heals (only 10 teams make the playoffs).


Cape Elizabeth’s Erin Lyons takes part in the senior 400 at the WMC meet. Lyons did not score.

Saturday, the Red Riots lost at home to Portland, 3-2. South Portland was at Kennebunk Wednesday, goes to Westbrook Saturday and closes the year at home next week against Cheverus Monday and Biddeford Wednesday. In Western B, Cape Elizabeth began the week 9-4-2 and a close second to Greely in the Heals after a 4-2 home win over Marshwood last Thursday and a 4-1 loss at Yarmouth Saturday (which ended the Capers’ 12-game win streak over the Clippers). Nick Breed had a hat trick

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Basketball from page 15 Biddeford standout Bobby Cote heated up in the second quarter and the Red Storm was down, 38-31, at the half. By the start of the fourth, the game was tied, 48-48, but Cote (26 points) hit a pair of huge 3s in the fourth to put the Tigers ahead to stay and Scarborough’s season ended at 10-9 with a 65-59 loss. Senior Kolbey Adams led the Red Storm with 15 points. In Western B, after its run of making the state finall three times in four years, Cape Elizabeth came into the 2011-12 season with a vastly different look, returning just two players who saw much playing time a year ago. The Capers managed to go 7-11 and earned the No. 10 seed after Friday’s 56-46 home loss to Greely (sophomore Austin Andrews led the way with 13 points), which ended the regular year.

Cape Elizabeth traveled to No. 7 Wells for the preliminary round Tuesday. The Capers lost twice to the Warriors in the regular season (67-53 at Wells and 60-56 at home). Cape Elizabeth had won three of the previous five playoff meetings, but was almost upset by the unheralded Warriors in the quarterfinals last winter before rallying to survive in overtime, 49-44. This time around, the Capers played tough and led most of the way, but couldn’t prevail. They led by five after one period and at halftime and still clung to a four-point advantage heading for the fourth, but Wells took control down the stretch and ended Cape Elizabeth’s season at 7-12, despite 15 points from junior Chris Robicheaw and 11 from classmate Henry Babcock. The Capers fell short of the quarterfinals for the first time since 1997. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Whether you’re building a new energy efficient home or just remodeling, maximize your investment by controlling your lighting, security, HVAC and audio/video systems with an easy to use interface. Learn about the different types of home automation, the benefits, and what is right for your home. Presented by: Roger Sarrazin, Sales & Design Consultant, Custom Home Theater Systems and Automation, Brunswick, ME

12:30-1:00 • Geothermal For Homeowners

Geothermal heating & cooling systems in Maine. Learn how geothermal works, its practical application for homes and businesses, the return on your investment, cost effectiveness and the ease of installation from start to finish. Presented by: Mark Conley, Conley Enterprises, Raymond, ME, Dr. John Logan, Regional Director, Maine Water Energy Distributors, Inc. & Chris Petitpierre, Keep the Heat, Gorham, ME

1:00 • The Future of Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Thinking about having your hardwood floors refinished or recoated? Don’t want to deal with moving the furniture, the smell and the inconvenience of having to stay off them for days? What if there is a finishing system that could eliminate all of this plus it is two to three times more durable than conventional finishes? Visit the flooring experts from Quality Floor Finishers at their booth #714 to learn more.

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12:30 - 1:15 • Chef/Author Kathy Gunst

Author of 14 cookbooks, including her latest Notes from a Maine Kitchen “Resident Chef” for Here and Now, heard on over 160 public radio stations.Dish: Pumpkin Seed-Bacon-Rosemary Brittle for a Winter Salad & Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup for Homemade Sodas and Cocktails. Book signing immediately following demonstration

1:30 - 2:15 • Chef Louis Pickens Black Betty’s Bistro Dish: Japanese Beef and Scallion Rolls

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11:00-11:30 • How to Buy the Right Generator

There are several important factors to consider when buying a generator for your home or businesssize, portability, location and fuel type are just a few. Learn how to select the right generator for your electrical needs and don’t be left in the dark again! Presented by: Jim Cesare, Gowen Power Systems, Portland, ME

11:00 • Getting Organized in 2012 with Cabinetry by Home Again

Introducing organizational systems in existing cabinetry and drawers is an easy way to bring order to the busiest and clutter-prone rooms in your house – from kitchens and baths to closets, offices and pantries. Learn about the latest storage solutions to simplify your space. Visit the kitchen & bath designers from Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth.

11:45-12:15 • Ask the Experts of Maine Landscape & Nursery Association - The experts of the Maine Landscape & Nursery Association will be available to answer your questions about your landscape and nursery needs -- with a special focus on sustainable landscaping. Presented by: Maine Landscape & Nursery Association, Augusta, ME

12:30-1:00 • Geothermal For Homeowners

Geothermal heating and cooling systems in Maine. Learn how geothermal works, its practical application for homes and businesses, the return on your investment, cost effectiveness and the ease of installation from start to finish. Presented by: Mark Conley, Conley Enterprises, Raymond, ME, Dr. John Logan, Regional Director, Maine Water Energy Distributors, Inc. & Chris Petitpierre, Keep the Heat, Gorham, ME

1:00 • Top 5 Replacement Window Myths

Trust us, you have options! No longer are white, vinyl and inefficient replacement windows the only choice. Discover the truth about replacement windows and learn about the window options that will make your home energy efficient and beautiful. Visit the window experts from Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth.

1:00 • The Future of Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Thinking about having your hardwood floors refinished or recoated? Don’t want to deal with moving the furniture, the smell and the inconvenience of having to stay off them for days? What if there is a finishing system that could eliminate all of this plus it is two to three times more durable than conventional finishes? Visit the flooring experts from Quality Floor Finishers at their booth #714 to learn more.

1:15-1:45 • Benefits of Building with Insulated Concrete Forms

1:15-1:45 • Declutter and Organize Your Home

An introduction to NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms and how they can provide substantial benefits over traditional building methods. Reduce your operational demands and carbon foot print while saving up to 70% in annual energy costs. Presented by: Ken Curtis, CCI, Madison, ME

2:00-2:30 • Trees and Shrubs: Getting it Right the First Time

3:00 • Thinking of Remodeling Your Space? Create an Inspiration Board! Take the time to plan your remodel and figure out what inspires you by creating an inspiration

Practical tips to eliminate clutter in your home, plus strategies for keeping it all organized- closets, pantries, garages and more! Presented by: Walter Munsen, Closet Factory, Portland, ME Tips and techniques on the proper planting for evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs. With proper planting your trees and shrubs will reward you with long, healthy lives. Don’t forget to bring your questions to this informative seminar. Presented by: Steven Palmer, Plainview Farm, North Yarmouth, ME

2:45-3:15 • Save Money and Energy with Home Energy Audits

How is a Home Energy Audit conducted and what can it tell you about your home’s efficiency? Also learn how the results of a Home Energy Audit can save you energy and money. Presented by: DeWitt Kimball, Complete Home Evaluation Services, Brunswick, ME

or design board….or better yet, both! Whether it’s a piece of pottery, a fabric swatch or magazine clipping, learn how to turn your inspiration into the room of your dreams. Visit the designers from Home Again by Hancock Lumber at their booth.

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3:30-4:00 • What to Look For When Hiring a Contractor

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Is it time to remodel your kitchen?

The National Kitchen & Bath Association offers advice on when and why to update. Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be remodeled. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers the following tips to help homeowners evaluate the current condition of their kitchen and decide if the time is right for a remodel. Adequate space: Are you satisfied

with the amount of counter space, cabinet space and floor space in your kitchen? The position of your refrigerator or shape of your counter may be taking away useful workspace. According to the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planning Guidelines, when replacing a countertop or changing the shape of your kitchen, keep in mind that a total of 158” of countertop frontage, 24” deep with at least 15” of clearance above, is needed to accommodate all uses, including landing area, preparation/work area and storage.

NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines, the width of a walkway should be at least 36” and the width of a work aisle should be at least 42” for one cook and at least 48” for multiple cooks.


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Time to remodel? from previous page help assure that the space is accessible and useable for all people, regardless of age, size or physical ability without the need for adaptation or specialized design later on. Location: Thinking about adding a deck to the side or back of your house? Incorporating a door into the layout of your kitchen would be a great convenience for outdoor entertaining. You also may want to rearrange the position of windows to allow more or less sunlight or to watch your children play in the yard. When rearranging the layout of your kitchen, according to the NKBA guidelines, the clear opening of a doorway should be at least 32” wide, which would require a minimum of 2’10” door. Keep in mind that a cook-

ing surface should never be located under an operable window. Before you remodel your kitchen, make a checklist of major and minor problems and keep notes of the features you dislike and like the most. When it comes time to sit down with a qualified kitchen and bath designer, they’ll know exactly how to suit your needs, taste and style. For more information about remodeling and the safety of your kitchen, the full list of the NKBA Kitchen and Bath Planning Guidelines or to request a free NKBA Kitchen and Bath Consumer Workbook, and to find a qualified NKBA professional, visit or call NKBA Customer Service at (800) THE-NKBA.

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Grade 12 High Honors: Ethan DiNinno, Maxwell Gore, John Harrison, Julia Hintlian, William McCarthy, Charlotte Rutty and Lindsay Stephen. Grade 12 Honors: William Alexander, Jessica Allen, Max Aronson, Noah Backer, Samuel Barber, Blake Barritt, Vanessa Blair-Glantz, Nicholas Breed, Brian Brett, Victoria Brigham, William Brooks, Sarah Calande, Kathryn Cavanaugh, Olivia Cooper, Alexandra Dunton, Rebecca Eisenberg, Theodore Farnsworth, Kevin Flathers, Sarah Gleeson, Emily Ham, McClaran Hayes, Forest Hewitt, Kelsey Jackson, Margaret Jacobson, Thomas Janick, Alexis Johnson, Zoe Johnston, Caroline Kelly, Sasha Kohan, Heather Kraft, William LeBlond, Alexandra Lengyel, Sasha Lennon, Sara Macdonald, Colby Marvin, Ian McInerney, Edward Melanson, Ziana Merlim, Emily Mitchell, Maria Morris, Claire Muscat, Katherine Page, Lane Parrish, Anna Pezzullo, Matthew Pierce, Tara Pinette, Matthew Propp, Maggie Rabasca, Kayla Raftice, Thomas Robinson, Charles Salerno, Elin Sonesson, Melissa Stewart, Lyndsey Tanabe, Jacob Wasserman and Noelle Webster. Grade 11 High Honors: Josephine Barth, Allison Briggs, Moriah Brown, Travis DeLano, Daniel Epstein, Robert Freccero, Matthew Gilman, Sydney Glazier, Zachary Hillman, Emma Inhorn, Brett Parker, Samuel Sherman and Lauren Steidl. Grade 11 Honors: Ryan Allmendinger, Ian Andolsek, Julianne Ayers, Max Barber, Clifton Bauman, Jacob Brady, Abigail Buhrman, Justin Cary, Cameron Caswell, Nolan Chase, Calvin Chen, Harrison Clarke, Meghan Clifford, Jane Coffrin, Elizabeth Coughlin, Zachary Culver, Deirdre Curran, Samuel Davis, Marlo Dell’Aquila, Seth Dobieski, Abigail Donnelly, Sydney Donovan, Petar Filipov, Glenn Findlay, Michaela Forde, Madeline Gears, Caroline Gleason, Christopher Grennon, Courtney Guerrette, Duncan Hanrahan, Benjamin Hansel, Cassidy Harrington, Adam Haversat, Abby Hunter, Alexander Johnson, Anastasia Kouros, Stefan LaRose, Jonathan Lynch, Connor Maguire, Erin McGlynn, Alissa Mitchell, Ali Mohamedi, Meaghan Monaghan, Jessica Morgan, Nolan Morris, Ariana Mortello, Brandon Negele, Mireia Odlin, Dennis Pak, Talley Perkins, Chadwick Peterson, Austin Petsinger, Madelaine Riker, Charlotte Sawyer, Doug Sewall, Alex Silva, Rohit Srungavarapu, Brent Staples,

Kisa Tabery, Emily Tall, Natalie Underdown, Jenna Wallace, Chelsey Whynot, Cameron Wilson, Jacob Wilson and Nicole Woodward. Grade 10 High Honors: Daniel Brett, Heather Chase, Henry Gent, Jordan Greer, Kevin Hare, Quinn Malter, Emma O’Rourke, Deven Roberts and Nicholas Shedd. Grade 10 Honors: David Allen, Samantha Altznauer, Julian Andrews, Ciara Bethel, Ysanne Bethel, Zachery Bostwick, Allison Bowe, Eli Breed, William Britton, Anthony Castro, Elizabeth Cloutier, Mitchell Cohen, Morgan Connell, Gavin Cottrell, Ethan Duperre, Lucas Dvorozniak, Samuel Earnshaw, Dylan Egeland, Trevor Ewald, Matthew Fisher, Sarah Flaherty, Elise Flathers, Trevor Gale, Anna Goldstein, Audrey Grey, John Hall, Caroline Herriman, Kia Hewins, Andrew Hollyday, Dorothy Janick, Mikaela Kohan, Montserrat Kwan, Mackenzie Leighton, Gabriel McGinn, Katherine Miklavic, Sophie Moore, Anthony Moulton, Nicholas Moulton, Kayne Munson, Matthew Oberholtzer, Rebecca O’Neill, Sara Paclat, Hailey Petsinger, Katie Rabasca, Elizabeth Raftice, Natalie Rand, Matthew Reale-Hatem, Margaux Rioux, Elizabeth Robinson, Nathan Rose, Anne Russell, Stuart Rutty, Ian Schrank, Friederike Selbach, Phoebe Shields, Liam Simpson, Colin Smith, Sarah Stacki, Brian Taintor, Jack Tierney, Christopher Tinsman, Melanie Vangel, Jane Vaughan, Emily Wasserman and Addison Wood. Grade 9 High Honors: Parker Dinsmore, Aaron Dobieski, Rhoen Fiutak, Caroline Garfield, Walker Grimes, Lily Jordan, Daniel Menz, Hannah Preble, Acadia Stewart and Claire Zimmerman. Grade 9 Honors: Holden Amorello, Talus Andolsek, Mathias Barth, Sierra Bates, Madison Botelho, Eva Brydson, Paul Calande, Matthew Chipman, Mary DiPietro, Jack Drinan, Katherine Ewald, Emily Faria, Rachel Garrity, Luke Gilman, Thomas Gleason, Thomas Gleeson, Curtis Guimond, Luke Harrison, Robert Harrison, Maygan Hatt, Eamon Kelley, Andrew Kelly, Kyle Kennedy, Emma Landes, Brette Lennon, Rachel Lockwood, Sarah Loring, Emily Lynch, Samuel MacDuffie, George Mackenzie, Devin Maguire, Olivia Mantsch, Amelia Morrissey, Leah Parrish, Nicholas Pellechia, Michaela Pinette, Monica Planinsek, Noah Robinson, Kirsten Rudberg, Melissa Rudberg, Hannah Saturley, Hannah Sawyer, Rachel Seekins, Sairah Shir, Benjamin Stanley, Lindsay Stewart, Conner Sullivan, Charles Tall, Ashley Tinsman, Zachary Vaughan, Andrew Volent, Leo Wing and Sarah Zucchero.


SCARBOROUGH — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree recently announced that Zachary Brown of Scarborough has been

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accepted and will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Brown is a 2011 graduate of Scarborough High School and is currently a Naval ROTC student at Norwich University in Vermont. He is the son of Greg and Tracey Brown. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes members of Congress. Once nominations are made, the academies make the final decisions on which nominees they will accept.

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For Maine Family Business Awards entry criteria, judging, contacts, and more, go to Or, contact the Institute office at 207.798.2667 Winner of the Shep Lee Award for community service, Halcyon Blake of Halcyon Yarn, Bath, and Adam Lee, Shep Lee’s son.

*Howdy Holmes is a former Indy 500 race car driver and current CEO of family-owned JIFFY Mixes.

The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides unique knowledge, resources and networking opportunities that enable Maine’s business-owning families to prosper and achieve their fullest potential. The Institute assists firms through seminars, workshops, networking. The website also carries information about the Institute’s programs and membership.. In partnership with

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St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence recently hired Yvette Ramirez as its business office manager and Donna Short as its admissions coordinator.

Awards Photographer Tom Jones recently received seven awards for his photography from the Maine Professional Photographers Association at their annual print competition. Jones is the owner of Tom Jones Photography in Brunswick. The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently announced the 2012 winners of awards presented at their annual real estate forecast conference. Jaime Schwartz won the Robert B. Patterson Jr. Founder’s Award for contributions to the industry or to MEREDA on a significant level over many years. Schwartz has been active in MEREDA activities for more than 15 years. The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Noel Graydon for going beyond the call of duty to help further MEREDA’s mission. Gary Vogel was awarded the Public Policy Award. The award is given to an individual member whose efforts have made meaningful impact on public policy decisions for the benefit of the real estate industry in Maine. The President’s Award, a discretionary award given by MEREDA’s current president, was given to Bruce Jones of Yarmouth. Maine Equal Justice Partners recently awarded attorney Jeffrey Neil Young of McTeague Higbee the 2012 Equal Justice Hero Award for his commitment and conviction in his pursuit of equal justice for all Maine people. Most notably, Young has worked with Maine Equal Justice Partners, the Disability Rights Center and the National Health Law Program to file a class action lawsuit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of individuals with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other related conditions to ensure they have access to adequate services and living arrangements to allow them to live more independent fulfilling lives. The case was settled in September and will require the state to implement systematic changes that will benefit the plaintiffs and other similarly situated individuals.

Good Deeds The Cancer Community Center’s Cycle4Care fundraiser recently raised more than $12,000.


In response to an urgent need to help offset cuts to LIHEAP, Maine’s credit unions made a collective contribution of $30,000 to the “Keep ME Warm” program. The contribution will purchase nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel for families across Maine.

VIP Parts, Tires and Service recently donated $32,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. By giving paper and magnetic stars to customers who made donations, they raised not only critical funds for the foundation, but awareness of the tremendous work being done by the organization. Wright Express recently joined Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure all-women’s triathlon as the 2012 presenting sponsor and will present the Maine Cancer Foundation with a $50,000 sponsorship check. In recognition of their generosity, the Maine Cancer Foundation will present Wright Express with a #1 race bib.

Birthdays and Anniversaries Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick opened its doors for the first time on the day of an ice storm in late February, 1979. They are still on Maine Street, in their third location, and celebrating 33 years of independent book selling. The South Portland Branch of Norway Savings Bank recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The theme for their anniversary celebration was “Shop Local. Help Local. Bank Local.” The branch hosted a food drive for the South Portland Food Pantry. Oakhurst Dairy recently celebrated its 90th anniversary in business as an independent and family-owned dairy business. There have been many changes in the dairy business over the years, but Oakhurst still sources its milk from 70

Gelato Fiasco recently opened its doors at a new location at 425 Fore St. in Portland. The store features a rotating selection of 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh daily from a master recipe collection of more than 1,000 flavors. The store also offers slow-poured coffee, a full espresso bar and a variety of desserts. This is the second location for Gelato Fiasco; its flagship store is located in downtown Brunswick. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.


Tim St. Hilaire, of Custom Property Services, is now one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation, identifying him as a general contractor with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the maturing population, disabled owners or their visitors.


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February 17, 2012

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

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is looking for submissions for “Paint for Preservation 2012,” its annual juried wet paint auction. Deadline for submissions is March 28; samples should be submitted on CD or via e-mail. For the form and other instructions visit paintforpreservation/2012.

Books & Authors Friday 2/17 An Evening with Mary Johnson, 7:30 p.m., Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, $15, 773-5437.

Monday 2/20 Grimm’s Fairy Tales: A 200th Year Anniversary Celebration, 12:30-4 p.m., Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland, $9 suggested donation, 253-0288.

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Film Thursday 2/23 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, 828-5600.

Saturday 2/25 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8, 828-5600.

Galleries Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, runs through Feb. 19, Woodbury Campus Center, USM Portland, 780-5008. Art Quilts on display, through Feb. 24, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Wednesday 2/22

”Out of the Blue,” runs through April 1, Coffee By Design, 67 India St. and 620 Congress St., Portland, 879-1140.

”A Finished Heart” with Eliot Cherry, 6 p.m., UNE Portland Campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland,

”Searching for ME,” runs through March 1, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Brown Bag Lecture Series, George Daughan, “1812: The Navy’s War,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Friday 2/17

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Portrait Photography Demonstration, 7-8 p.m., free, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Longfellow & The Bull: The Poet and Virtuoso, 1 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

Sunday 2/26 Russian Literature Workshop, 2 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 883-4723 option 5.

Comedy What’s so Funny? You Are! Comedy Workshop, teen and adult workshops available, to register

Arts Faculty Annual Exhibit, 5-7 p.m., UNE Portland, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499.

Friday 2/24 Acrylic Painting Demonstration, 7 p.m., free, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 4096617.


Thursday 2/23 Edgar Degas: The Private Expressionist, on display through May 28, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.

Music Friday 2/17 Comanchero Release Party, 8 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, thebigeasyportland. com. Eric French Concert, 7 p.m., Port City Blue, 650 A Congress St., 21+.

Tuesday 2/21 Mardi Gras Bash, 8:30 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $5.

Thursday 2/23 Nathan Kolosko, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

Friday 2/24 Joan Osborne, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., $35, 761-1757. The Milkman’s Union, 8:30 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $8 advance/$10 door,

Saturday 2/25 Steve Grover, 7:30 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, $15, 8281310.

Sunday 2/26 Rossini Club Concert, 3 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $10/$5 seniors, 7978318.

Theater & Dance Friday 2/17

”Making faces:” Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists, through April 8, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or

”The Tempest,” through March 4, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, for showtimes. ”Wiley and the Hairy Man,”

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The works of Barbara Bean, Maureen Block, Terry Grasse and Ann Slocum depict life on an “Assembly Line” and will be on display at the Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, from Feb. 25 to March 28. For more information on gallery hours call 725-1727.

through Feb. 26, Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, $8-9, kitetails. org for showtimes.

Saturday 2/25 Lucid Mini Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $5, 899-3993.

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February Blues Book Bash, 12:304 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 594-0091.

Friday 2/17 Hooked on Reading, roundtable discussion of “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life,” Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, 563-1363.

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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm to release new CD By Scott Andrews The upcoming week’s music calendar seems to be dominated by exotic fare, even when the performers are locals. The parade starts Friday in Portland, when Primo Cubano, Maine’s own Cuban Sonand-Salsa band, plays One Longfellow Square. The top event of the weekend, also at One Longfellow Square, is Saturday’s CD release party for Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, a quartet of African-inspired female percussionists who have been performing in southern Maine and farther afield for nearly 20 years. And four musicians from greater Boston will sub for the Portland String Quartet on Sunday. The Boston String Quartet, guests of the PSQ, will handle this third date in the subscription series. Their program includes familiar works plus one written by a contemporary New England composer.

Primo Cubano Looking for some hot Caribbean music for a cold February night in Maine? Try One Longfellow Square this Friday, when Primo Cubano, one of the venue’s regular local ensembles, plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Primo Cubano, which translates as “Cuban Cousin,” was founded by guitarist Paul D’Alessio of Brunswick on a 2004 trip to Cuba. There he studied Son, a form of music which dates back to the early 1900s, and its evolution into today’s Salsa style. Trumpeter Marc Chillemi has also spent time in Cuba and has played in various other Latin groups. He also plays percussion and sings on the choruses, to which the lead singer, called a sonero, responds with an improvised lyric. Lenny Hatch has loved the conga drums has been playing them in addition to the bongo and other percussion instruments for over 20 years. Duane Edwards, who plays the bass fiddle, is a music graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta and plays in various groups in the area. Eric Winter, the newest addition to Primo Cubano, has been singing all his life and has been studying Spanish since the age of 12. Catch the Primo Cubano heat at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at One Longfellow Square (corner of State and Congress) in Portland. Call 761-1757.

of strength, and solidarity. Music is our common language on this planet, a way to appreciate our commonalities, our diversity, our traditions, and the fusion of those sounds and rhythms and harmonies that bring us joy. This CD is our invitation to you to join us in this vision and intention.” Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm holds a CD release party at One Longfellow Square (corner of State and Congress in Portland) at 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Call 761-1757.

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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm is a quartet of African-inspired Maine percussionists who have been playing together for 20 years. Inanna’s latest CD will be released this Saturday at One Longfellow Square in Portland.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm Nearly 20 years ago I ran into an interesting ensemble at one of Maine’s many summer festivals: four women wearing brightly colored dresses and beating furiously on drums. They called themselves Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, and they advertised themselves as inspired by the ancient traditions of West African drumming and percussion. They certainly attracted quite a bit of attention. I was fascinated by the concept and the novelty, and privately figured they’d last a season or two. I was certainly wrong on my estimate of Inanna’s longevity. This Saturday they’ll release the sixth CD in their 18-year history with a party and performance at One Longfellow Square. The current lineup is little changed from the original group: Lizzy Direcktor, Shirsten Lundblad, Annagret Baier and Tori Morrill. Inanna was originally created by the participants of a drum class in Alna some 20 years ago. Since that time, Inanna has recorded and released five full-length albums and has performed at numerous percussion festivals and community events. Inanna’s core concept remains the same. The quartet is deeply dedicated to the education and cultivation of peace and sharing among cultures through the power of music. Using percussion and vocals, Inanna explores the heritage and rhythms

of West Africa through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient drum traditions. As a group, Inanna members have studied percussion with Karamo Sabally of Gambia, West Africa; John McDowell of the Afro-jazz fusion group Mamma Tongue; Yaya Diallo, master drummer from Mali and the author of “The Healing Drum”; Layne Redmond, author of “When the Drummers Were Women,” and Famoudou Konate, one of the world’s best known and recognized djembe players. Inanna takes its name from an ancient Sumerian goddess, who reigned more than 4,000 years ago during a period when it is believed that drummers and dancers were predominantly women. The ensemble chose the name of this ancient goddess to express their ties with earlier traditions. The new CD is titled “Jewel in the Heart.” Here’s how the Inanna artists describe their newest release: “We feel that the joy experienced through the music of the drum, our voices, and their overtones is carrying us into the coming era – one of peace, boundless creative expression and abundance for all. Our music is our offering, creating songs that express a vision of hope, of healing,

I’m not sure where the globetrotting Portland String Quartet is this week, but the foursome won’t be in Portland this Sunday for the third concert of the 20112012 subscription season. Instead, the PSQ has invited a young group from greater Boston to substitute. The Boston Public Quartet performs in and around the Hub, and is the resident ensemble of musiConnects – a nonprofit organization focused on creating social change through chamber music. Currently, the BPQ maintains an ongoing music education and performance residency at the Chittick School in Mattapan, offering a unique chamber music curriculum aimed at nurturing excellence in students, connecting families to their children’s education and creating a community of musicians, students, teachers and families. Three works are on this Sunday’s program. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in E-flat Major and Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major are familiar masterpieces of chamber music. The third will be a Maine premiere. Like the PSQ, the BPQ has a interest in contemporary compositions. This Sunday’s choice will be “Themes and Variations for String Quartet,” a 2009 work by Daniel Sedgwick. The composer, who has a long association with a southern New Hampshire chamber music festival, will be present and he’ll deliver the pre-concert lecture. Catch the Boston Public Quartet at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland. Call the LARK Society at 761-1522. The pre-concert talk is slated for 1 p.m.

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Benefits Saturday 2/18 Freeze Out Fuel and Food Drive, 10 a.m.-10 a.m. Feb. 19, First Parish Unitarian Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 869-1005.

Bulletin Board Circle of Musicians, Sundays 2-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $3 per person/$5 couple, Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League registration is now open. Register by Feb. 29 at cnyll. com.

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Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.

Saturday 2/25 Learning Library Express, 10 a.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for children from around the world, need to be available for an entire school semester or year, for more information contact Joyce at 737-4666 or

Friday 2/17 Freeport Women’s Club, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-1017.

Saturday 2/18 Laserfest 2012, Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, $5 admission/$1 3D glasses, for a full schedule and to reserve a seat, 780-4249.

Wednesday 2/22 Labyrinth Walk, 4-7:30 p.m., Trin-

Sunday 2/26 Portland Democratic Caucus, 1 p.m., Ocean Gateway Terminal. Scarborough Democratic Caucus, 1-3 p.m., Scarborough High School, 883-5414. Yarmouth Democratic Caucus, 3 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

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Rentals from page 3 “single-family.” “I challenge you to find one permanent family in Cape with 12 people under one roof,” she said. Grennon said she understood why some residents have to rent their homes to help pay property taxes, but said more than 1,000 people have been tenants in her neighborhood over the last two years. She said that means some property owners are earning $100,000 or more, far exceeding their tax obligations. Lawson Road resident Mary Violin, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than

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adults/$5 children, 553-9291.

Meals on Wheels Portland/ Westbrook needs drivers, mileage reimbursment considered, Laurie 878-3285.

Haddock Chowder Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, $8.

Tuesday 2/21

Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI or 824-2440. Portland Flower Show needs volunteers March 8-11, contact Kerry Ratigan for more information, 615-6271.

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Mercy Hospital gift shops are looking for volunteers to work day/evening shifts in the gift shops at the State St. and Fore River locations. 879-3605.


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CATCH Healthy Habits, an afterschool program that brings teams of adults, age 50+, together with children to learn about healthy eating habits and active play, is looking for volunteers for its winter sessions, 396-6523.

Wednesday 2/29 TIP Volunteer Open House, learn more about being a trauma intervention program volunteer and helping provide support to those who have experienced a traumatic event. Open house is from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Community Counseling Center, 165 Lancaster St., Portland, 874-1030 ext. 300.

Dining Out Friday 2/17 Free Community Meal, 5-7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 847-6890.

Saturday 2/18

Foster Grandparents needed to work in classrooms, ages 55 +, 773-0202.

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

Maine Boat Builders Show needs volunteers March 16-18, contact Kerry Ratigan for more information

Public Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $4.50.

30 years, said allowing short-term rentals at all is detrimental to property values. “It legitimizes a business activity which takes from property values and is inconsistent with the true intent of single-family zoning,” Violin said. Rob Crawford, an attorney with Portlandbased Bernstein Shur, spoke on behalf of Lawson Road property owners David Armstong and his sister, Jean Armstrong Taylor. Crawford said the brother and sister, listed as Florida residents on town tax records, do not rent their property with the intent of being bad neighbors. Crawford, who said the former Cape Elizabeth residents hold the home and neighborhood “near and dear to their hearts,” praised the proposed zoning chang-

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Saturday 2/25 Comfort Food Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, $9 adults/$5 children, 829-3766. Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children. Public Baked Bean & Macaroni and Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children. Public Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, $7 individual/$13 family, 797-4066.

Writing a Business Plan, 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., 2nd Floor, East Tower, Portland, $35, registration required,

Saturday 2/25

Woodturning Demonstration, 10 a.m.-1 p.m or 2-5 p.m., Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 200 Gorham Road, South Portland, 761-4402.

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Free Diabetes Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Building 5, Portland, 1-800-2606681.

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Grief Support Group, runs through April 2, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mondays, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, 400-8714.

Foreside Garden Club, 7 p.m., Falmouth Public Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

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Saturday 2/25 Gardens Under Glass, 11 a.m., Allen Sterling & Lothrop, 191 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $30, reservations required, 781-4142.

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Friday 2/17 Survivor Bob Crowley Lecture, 7-7:30 p.m., The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St., Portland, $10

es as well-focused and necessary. Kettle Cove resident and landlord Jim Huebener was the only speaker who opposed adoption of any ordinance at all, although he noted he would be exempt because he lives next to his rental property and his lot size exceeds the maximum size that would be regulated. Huebener said the zoning changes are unnecessary because of existing noise ordinances and because the codes office logged only one complaint about tenant behavior last year. Peter Clifford, an attorney who lives on Lawson Road, disagreed with with Huebener about the need for regulating short-term rentals, but asked councilors to incorporate a definition of nuisance behavior for the

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Planning Board to consider. In deciding the process of potential regulation should continue, councilors did not amend the proposed ordinance changes, which were crafted after the council Ordinance Committee hosted six public meetings beginning last fall. Councilor Jessica Sullivan said her support for forwarding the proposed changes overcame her reservations about regulating property rights. “I am on public record as being very nervous about it,” she said. “We certainly know people who have to rent because they need to pay taxes.” David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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bones as possible,” he said. The lower end of the estimated tax-increase range assumes revenue will stay the same, but both Gailey and Finance Director Greg L’Heureux said that’s unlikely. The early projection is that motor vehicle excise tax revenue could fall by $300,000. Councilor Gerard Jalbert said that’s because a car rental company – he wouldn’t say which one – decided to register their vehicles in York County instead of South Portland to avoid Cumberland County’s emission requirements. Investment income – interest accrued by the city’s cash deposits and other investments – is expected to be down about $100,000. L’Heureux said the average yield on investments is about 1.3 percent, which he said is “very bad.” “I have started looking at longer-term investments with higher interest rates, but I haven’t flipped the switch on that option yet,” he said. Other sources of revenue – state revenue sharing, bus fares and ambulance fees – are expected to funnel more money to the city next year, but not enough to make up for shortfalls in other areas of committed expenditure growth. Estimated expenditure increases include a 1.5 percent cost-of-living salary increase ($201,000) for union employees and a nonunion salary step increase of about $15,000. Health insurance premium increases are expected to cost the city $182,000, Maine State Retirement contributions will increase by about $138,000, and spending on fuel will jump by about $85,000. The estimate does not include a projected $1.2 million budget gap for the School De-

Code. The council has had a hard time reaching an agreement on fireworks, with some councilors advocating a “wait-and-see” approach while others pushed for an outright ban. In September, councilors entertained a plan by Fire Chief Bruce Thurlow that would have allowed the sale and use of consumer fireworks, while requiring vendors to install sprinkler systems in their stores. In November, they passed a first reading of a full ban, with Councilors Jessica Holbrook and Richard Sullivan opposed. They later reversed that decision and allowed state rule permitting the sale and use of consumer fireworks to take effect on Jan. 1. However elusive agreement has been, the current proposal seems to have unanimous support on the council. All five councilors present on Wednesday voted for its approval, and Councilor Judy Roy said Chairman Ron Ahlquist,

incinerator than in 2010. One proposal for reversing the trend is to fine property owners $250 to $500 per contaminated ton of recycling. Another is to take away recycling bins from problem residents. Councilors Rosemarie De Angelis and Tom Coward and Mayor Patti Smith said they support the fines, but draw the line at preventing residents from recycling. They said the problem is one of education, and that taking away recycling bins amounts to giving up on those residents. “I’m not saying we need to employ the environmental police here, but we need a multi-tiered approach,” Smith said. “We need to keep doing education, rather than saying we’re giving up the fight and taking away the bin.” Councilor Tom Blake was also skeptical about fines. He said they would punish landlords rather than the tenants who are causing the problems. The ordinance proposal includes language to require landlords to educate their tenants about proper recycling practices, but Blake, who is a landlord, said it wouldn’t matter. “There are a lot of people who are ignorant and just don’t care,” he said. “I probably make at least $5 a month taking back the bottles I pull out of my tenants’ trash.” Gailey said removing the bins is the best way to stop the contamination of clean recyclables. He said that while education efforts are good, those methods have been exhausted. For nearly a year, city officials have met with offenders, inspected bins, notified landlords and handed out educational material. But nothing has convinced the problem residents to sort their trash. “Not everyone is going to recycle,” Gailey said. “If you take out the (ability to take

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partment. School officials are still working on their budget proposal, but L’Heureux said he has warned administrators they need to rein in spending to avoid depleting the department’s savings. In the past two years, the schools have taken more than $1 million annually from undesignated surplus to cover budget gaps. At that rate, there will be no unassigned savings left by fiscal year 2014, L’Heureux said. “You have to back off the use of surplus, or you’ll have a cliff in your budgetary process,” he told School Board members Monday. Gailey and L’Heureux stressed to councilors that the numbers presented Monday are a rough sketch, and are almost certain to change by the time the first official budget proposal is made. “This is the reality of where we are today,” Mayor Patti Smith said. “It’s good to know.”

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who was absent, told her he approved, too. Councilor Carol Rancourt said Sullivan, also absent, has supported the proposal as it moved through the Ordinance Committee, on which they both sit. The proposal also includes changes to the town’s noise ordinance, acknowledging consumer fireworks and saying they would not be considered a violation on the days their use is allowed. The noise ordinance amendment also makes clear that dogs barking in response to consumer fireworks also wouldn’t be in violation of the town’s noise rules. Rancourt said many dog owners were concerned they would get in trouble if their pets were spooked by fireworks. “We had quite a large amount of testimony related to the noise abatement portion,” she said. Holbrook, who has consistently come down against outright bans, said she is OK with the holiday compromise, but she has concerns about the penalties outlined in the ordinance. Residents caught using consumer fireworks outside the permitted days would be fined $100-$500, plus attorney fees. “I don’t want to see a $500 fine for holding a sparkler outside those five days,” she said. “Does the punishment really fit the crime?” Holbrook said she will probably propose a change to the penalty structure when the ordinance comes up for second reading at the next Town Council meeting on March 7. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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PORTLAND — From nothing in Cape Elizabeth to $6,000 in Harpswell, the amount paid to local elected officials varies widely in greater Portland. Here are the stipends for town councilors, selectmen and school board members: • Bath: $3,106 annually for a city councilor, $3,742 for the city council chairman. • Brunswick: $2,000 annually for a town councilor, $2,500 for the council chairman; $1,500 annually for School Board members. • Cape Elizabeth: no stipends. • Chebeague Island: $50 per meeting for selectmen, an annual cap of $1,200; $240 per year for School Board members. • Cumberland: $100 per meeting for councilors, an annual cap of Comment on this story at:

of stipends for board members is pretty much a non-factor,” board Chairman Jim Bailinson said. “But it sends a signal that we’re trying to be in solidarity with both the taxpayers and the members of the school community that are trying to do more with less.” Individual stipends don’t tell the whole story, however, since some towns with high stipends have small boards or councils, meaning they spend less on their officials than towns with large councils and lower stipends. Harpswell, for example, has only three selectmen and collectively pays them $18,000 annually, while Bath spends nearly $30,000 on its nine councilors. Harpswell also offers health insurance to selectmen, something South Portland and Portland also provide for councilors and, in Portland, School Board members, too. Municipalities have to be careful, however, about how they offer insurance. South Portland is being sued because its City Charter only allows a $3,000 stipend per councilor, but the city spends more

$2,000; chairman receives $2,400 annually. • Falmouth: $40 per meeting for councilors, annual cap of $1,000. • Freeport: $800 annually for councilors, $900 for the vice chairman, $1,000 for the chairman. • Harpswell: $6,000 annually for selectmen, health insurance available. • North Yarmouth: $600 annually for selectmen, $750 for the chairman. • Portland: $5,812 annually for councilors and School Board members, $7,372 for school board chairman; mayor receives 1.5 times the median household income for Portland, or $65,401 in 2011-2012. All eligible for health insurance. • Regional School Unit 1 (Bath): $25 per meeting, no annual cap. • RSU 5 (Freeport, Pownal, Durthan $50,000 to provide health benefits for four councilors. No other communities offer benefits to elected officials.

Is it enough? Councilors and school board members’ views vary on the purpose of stipends, and whether or not they are sufficient. Rather than viewing his $1,000 stipend as a salary, Jim Cassida, chairman of the Freeport Town Council, said it’s more like compensation for volunteering. “We’re volunteer public servants, in my opinion, and the fact that we get reimbursed some amount to defray costs is the rational behind (the stipend),” Cassida said. Corinne Perreault, vice chairwoman of the Brunswick School Board, said the $1,500 stipend she receives is “incredibly low for the hours that we ultimately put in.” But she also said neither she nor any other board members would ever request more, especially given the town’s recent budget cuts. But David Sinclair, chairman of the Bath City Council, said a stipend, however small, is important. “If there were a movement to wholly abolish the stipend I would worry we


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February 17, 2012

Tech Team from page 5 students to learn job skills without leaving the school. The course will be open to all high school grade levels. Aside from basic technical training, students will learn customer service skills, Internet security and safety, basic website production and other computer-related tasks. They’ll also design video and print

tutorials and help other classes with basic technological needs. Ideally, students will have learned enough basic computer repair know-how to put them on solid ground to learn more advanced skills. “This is a tremendous opportunity for students to learn skills that may help them as an individual, but may also point them to careers that might be out there,” said School Board member Richard Carter. The one question that stuck out for Carter, though, is whether the district

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could be held liable for problems with residents’ computers that might be caused by students learning as they go. “The students would be supervised, and they’d be working in the classroom, in a learning environment,” high school Principal Jim Holland said. “People who brought in their computers would know that it was students working on them.” The SPHS career preparation teacher, Julie York, will teach the class. She said to make room for the new course, the school would eliminate its Video Produc-

tion II course.

The School Board unanimously approved the addition of Tech Team to the high school’s course of studies for next year. It is expected to cost about $500 to get the course up and running. “I think you’re going to have a lot of people sign up for this class,” School Board member Sarah Goldberg said. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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Fire House Rd, Harspwell | Pending $1,975,000 | John Collins

Tiger Lily Ln, Cape Elizabeth | Sold $1,695,000 | Diane Shevenell/Mary Jo Cross

Dyer Pond Rd,Cape Elizabeth | Pending $989,000 | Diane Shevenell/Andrea Pellechia

Winding River Ln, Falmouth | Pending $895,000 | Sandra Wendland

Park Circle, Cape Elizabeth | Pending $799,000 | Anne Bosworth

Blackstrap Rd, Falmouth | Sold $650,000 | Andrea Pappas Pellechia

Woodlands Dr, Falmouth | Pending $600,000 | Lois Lengyel/Preston Robison

Platinum LEED Home, Freeport | Sold $595,000 | Sandra Wendland/Kim Latour

Cumberland St,Yarmouth | Sold $499,000 | Tom Kruzshak

Portland - Eastern Promenade $450,000 | Peter Thornton

ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES SOLD AND UNDER CONTRACT THIS YEAR 36 Sea Spray Drive, Biddeford | Pending (List/Buy) $1,729,000 21 McCoy Road, Saint George | Pending (List) $945,000 193 Lighthouse Road, Stockton Springs | Sold (List) $799,500 30 January Lane, Owls Head | Pending (List) $799,000 568 Alewive Road, Kennebunk | Sold (List) $795,000 26 Eastward on the Ocean, Rockport | Sold (Buy) $770,000 1515 Old Augusta Road, Waldoboro | Pending (Buy) $650,000 19 Salt Spray Lane, Cape Elizabeth | Pending (List/Buy) $649,000 2 Balsam Lane, Friendship | Pending (List) $649,000 2 Chester Lane, Georgetown | Sold (Buy) $639,000 684 Baxter Boulevard, Portland | Pending (Buy) $599,000 155 Old Kents Hill Road, Readfield | Pending (Buy) $599,000 10 Quartermaster Court (Diamond Cove), Portland | Pending (Buy) $595,000 26 Shearman’s Lane, Owls Head | Sold (Buy) $579,000 446 Shore Road, Bremen | Pending (List/Buy) $549,000

141 William Street, Portland | Pending (List/Buy) $449,000 863 River Road, Brunswick | Sold (List) $433,000 20 Stonybrook Road, Cape Elizabeth | Sold (Buy) $419,000 16 Turnberry Drive, Cumberland | Pending (List) $379,000 5 Lady Slipper Lane, Brunswick | Pending (List/Buy) $355,900 21 Ocean View Road, Cape Elizabeth | Pending (Buy) $350,000 244 Veranda Street, Portland | Pending (List) $349,000 40 Washington Street, Camden | Sold (Buy) $329,000 5 Ames Terrace, Camden | Pending (Buy) $325,000 883 North Pond Road, Warren | Pending (List) $299,000 6 Cornforth Farms, Saco | Pending (List) $268,000 2 Slocum Drive, Falmouth | Pending (List) $255,000 20 Littlefield Drive, Kennebunk | Pending (Buy) $229,000 598 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth | Pending (Buy) $217,500 Note: L ist Pri ces Show n


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Freeport - Kendall Homestead $795,500 | MLS 994011

Falmouth - Maplewood New Construction $794,900 | MLS 1010402

South Portland - Anchorage Place $619,000 | MLS 1038564

Yarmouth - Littlejohn Island Waterfront $575,000 | MLS 1031775

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10 BR | 10.5 BA | 4 Car | +3 BR/3 BA Apt Lois Lengyel 207.233.2820

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2 BR | 2 BA | 2 Car | Oceanfront | Marina Mallory Garrison 207.770.2208

4 BR | 2 BA | Views From Almost AllWindows Patrick Powers 207.650.1167

Portland - Woodfords Craftsman $1,195,000 | MLS 1022105

Pownal - Gardener’s Delight $350,000 | MLS 1032050

Freeport - Comfortable Cape Style Home $349,900 | MLS 1036930

FreeportWaterfront - Best of Casco Bay! Yarmouth -Village/Royal River Location $525,000 | MLS 1031691 $399,500 | MLS 1030701 3.5 Acres | Gorgeous Views of the Islands! Patrick Powers 207.650.1167


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3 BR | 1.5 BA | 1 BR Rental | Garden-like Setting Linda Schrader/Bob Stevens 207.770.2220


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4 BR | 2 BA | 1 Car | Large Corner Lot Peter Thornton 207.770.2292


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The Forecaster, Southern edition, February 17, 2012  

The Forecaster, Southern edition, February 17, 2012, a Sun Media Publication, pages 1-36