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News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth
Vol. 11, No. 12
‘Day of reckoning’: Scarborough faces nearly 11% tax hike
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South Portland Public Works Department mechanic Steve Masters works on a street sweeper Monday, March 19, at the department garage on O’Neil Street. Masters said he and his fellow mechanics work in cramped, outdated conditions.
‘We’re working in the 1950s’ Public Works complex doesn’t work for South Portland
By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — Replacing the Public Works Department facility on O’Neil Street will be an expensive endeavor. At an estimated $10 million, it’s by far the most expensive item on next year’s capital improvement budget. But there’s a laundry list of reasons the project tops the list of priorities for City Manager Jim Gailey: Old technology is housed in even older buildings. Equipment worth
hundreds of thousands of dollars is left outside, tempting rust, because there’s not enough garage space. Storage space is made wherever there’s room. Whole buildings lay decrepit and condemned. And a growing neighborhood is weary of the noise and the blight. “I would say it’s very inadequate over there,” Gailey said. “We’re operating one of See page 24
A home on Hillside Avenue butts up against the Public Works Department facility on O’Neil Street in South Portland.
By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — Economic reality and a desire to maintain education quality means property owners could see their taxes rise 10.8 percent under the next town budget. “The day of reckoning has come,” Town Manager Tom Hall told the Town Council on Wednesday. “You knew this day was coming, and here it is.” For the past several years, federal stimulus money and available savings have helped the town escape the brunt of the 2008 recession and its lingering hangover. But with the temporary revenue streams now running dry, Hall said, fiscal year 2013 will be a “correction year,” where the town – and taxpayers – must come to terms with the changed fiscal climate. Hall’s budget proposal of $69 million for fiscal 2013 includes a 1.69 percent increase in municipal spending, a 5 percent increase in county spending and a 9.86 percent increase in education spending. Those upticks are offset by a 3.62 percent decrease in total town debt service, which Hall called a coup. “We’ve been able to restructure and reorganize our debt in some significant ways and were able to realize savings as soon as the coming fiscal year,” he said. The budget proposal will go through several Finance
Committee and Town Council workshops before it is ultimately approved by councilors. The School Department’s portion of the spending – about $39 million – will also have to be approved by voters in a May 15 referendum. But if the budget were passed as proposed by Hall and his staff, the estimated effect on taxpayers would be an increase of $1.41, or 10.8 percent, on the property tax rate. That means $14.44 for every $1,000 of property valuation, compared with this year’s rate of $13.03. Under that scenario, the owner of a home valued at $300,000 will pay $432 more in taxes next fiscal year. Revenues are down across the board, Hall said. Non-tax municipal revenue is down about $469,000, or 4.3 percent. Nontax education revenue is down $1.18 million, or 18.23 percent. “While we have increased expenses, we’re also seeing decreased revenue,” Hall said. “That means a larger share needs to be picked up locally, or we need to re-examine where our priorities are.” Hall’s budget also includes capital improvement projects and equipment spending of about $2.6 million for a new boiler at Town Hall, a bath house at Higgins Beach, improvements to the Dunstan See page 31
Questions raised about proposal to end pesticide ban By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — After some behind-the-scenes maneuvering leading up to Wednesday’s Town Council meeting, one thing is clear: a ban on applying synthetic pesticides to town property is anything but
settled. Supporters of the ban, and their lawyer, claimed there was wrongdoing in the way a proposal to repeal the policy was brought before the council. That proposal was ultimately tabled, but questions remain about what
comes next. The March 21 agenda originally included a proposal sponsored by Councilor Richard Sullivan to repeal the town’s organic pest management policy, which the council approved last September. It would have
replaced it with an “integrated” approach that would strike the organic mandate from the policy and do away with the Pest Management Advisory Committee. Sullivan, a professional landscaper and the lone dissenter in the 4-1 decision to adopt the
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City awards Knightville construction to Gorham contractor S.P. also seeks $800K in bike, pedestrian grants
By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday awarded a $3.12 million contract for sewer separation, road and sidewalk, and utilities upgrades in Knightville. The project, expected to start in April and last about seven months, will be handled by Shaw Brothers of Gorham. The Portland Water District will pay more than $836,000 for work done to its water mains, leaving the city to pick up the rest of the tab – about $2.7 million. The project will include reconstruction of areas of Cottage Road, Ocean Avenue, F Street and E Street. Electric, gas and water utility companies will upgrade or replace their lines, sidewalks along Ocean Street north of the Legion Square traffic circle on E Street will be widened, and new landscaping, lighting and wheelchair-accessible ramps will be installed. The sewer separation project will include the removal of 33 catch basins from the sewer, and storm-water hookups will be
provided to the businesses on Ocean Street. Yet to be determined, though, is how the work will affect the parking configuration on Ocean Street from E to C streets, what’s commonly known as “The Smaha’s Block.” “At this point, we’re still in holding pattern,” City Manager Jim Gailey said. “Staff learned no more than what we knew going into last week’s meeting. ... We’re six or seven months away from having to stripe anything. It’s going to be another workshop to see where the council wants to go.” The City Council is considering two parking scenarios: One, supported by many businesses in Knightville, to reduce the two-block stretch of Ocean street to one lane of one-way traffic in order to preserve coveted angled parking. The other plan, supported by residents, would preserve two lanes of traffic while limiting parking to parallel spots on Ocean Street. Mayor Patti Smith commended the staff in various city departments for working together to get so much done during one construction season. Departments of public works, transportation, parks and recreation,
and water resource protection are all involved in the project. The project, and resulting traffic backups, “will require a lot of patience,” Smith said. “It’s a long-term project, but as my mom would say, just keep your eyes on the prize. Try to remember the vision of a beautiful landscape.”
Bike/pedestrian projects The City Council on Monday also approved an application for grants to fund more than $800,000 worth of projects to support bicycle and pedestrian access in the city. Gailey said the projected cost to the city will be about $35,000. The five projects are: • A coordinated signal and pedestrian traffic controller at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Ocean Street. • Extension of a multi-use bike/pedestrian trail from Veterans Memorial Bridge to Cash Corner, including bike lanes. • New traffic signals and a pedestrian
traffic controller at the intersection of Mussey Street and Broadway. • A new traffic controller at Broadway and Anthoine Street, which the city hopes will address traffic jams near the Casco Bay Bridge. • And the addition of bike racks at 15 municipal buildings, 23 parks, three schools and two activity centers. The grants will be awarded through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System. If South Portland wins one or more grants, disbursement of funds could come as early as autumn of this year. “I can guarantee you we won’t get all those grants,” Tex Haeuser, the city’s planning and development director, said. “But we’re hoping for some, one or two. We think they’re fairly competitive.” Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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Dunstan apartment complex gets preliminary OK By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board gave preliminary approval last week to the first phase of a 40-unit apartment complex expansion in the Dunstan neighborhood. But the approval is conditional on the developer continuing to work out a plan for access to his property that doesn’t involve a new driveway on Martin Avenue or Broadturn Road, where neighbors say additional traffic would be intolerable. The approved phase will include construction of an eight-unit apartment building at the end of North Street, where two similar buildings already exist. The construction is part of a larger expansion of Burnham Village that would ultimately include four more buildings, each with eight one-bedroom apartments, on land behind the North Street cul-de-sac. The board’s March 12 decision gives the developer, Burnham Village LLC, the goahead to begin the site plan process. But questions remain about access. Planning Board members and Planning Department staff don’t want the development to build its driveway on Martin Avenue, to which the property has direct access. Instead, they want Burnham Village to
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construction would only make it worse. “I’d like to hear how that’s going to be addressed,” Mazer said. “I see it all over my notes and I hear it from the public too. For me, that is a red flag.” Storm water engineering hasn’t been done yet, Frank said, but the developer plans to do “dry” storm water retention, as opposed to a retention pond, in order to mitigate the risk of flooding. Frank said lighting, curbing, drainage and landscape details would be fine-tuned in the site plan, which will require Planning Board approval.
would disrupt their neighborhood. “The existing building is incredibly close already,” said Harley Putnam, a Broadturn Road resident. “I hear screaming children and I see the emergency lights on all night and they’re very bright. I also think the wetlands are kind of an issue. There are tons of birds. Ecosystems could be disturbed.” Board member Ronald Mazer said he was concerned about the potential for flooding on the patch of land behind the proposed development. Residents say that soggy weather already leaves standing water on that property, and that additional
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Candidates qualify for June, November ballots By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — Legislative elections in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland will be notable this year for the departures of incumbents and rematches from past campaigns. Two state Senate incumbents will not return to office after Democratic and Republican candidates were required to submit nominating petitions to the Maine secretary of state last week in advance of June 12 party primaries. Sen. Phil Bartlett, a Gorham Democrat in District 6, will not seek re-election because of term limits. District 6 includes Gorham and portions of Scarborough and Westbrook. Sen. Cynthia Dill, a Democrat who represents District 7 in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and the eastern portion of Scarborough, is running to be her party’s candidate to replace U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. In District 6, Democrats Timothy Driscoll of Westbrook and James Boyle of Gorham will square off in the June 12 primary, with the winner facing Republican Ruth Summers of Scarborough in November. (Summers is the wife of Secretary of State
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Charles Summers Jr., who is a Republican candidate to replace Snowe in the U.S. Senate.) The winner in District 7 will be the third person to serve the district since last spring, when Democrat Larry Bliss resigned to move to California. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland Rep. Bryan Kaenrath will compete for the Democratic Party nomination in June. Millett is a former Cape Elizabeth School Board member and president. The winner will face Republican Gary Crosby, a South Portland businessman who unsuccessfully ran for South Portland City Council in 2009. In Cape Elizabeth, the race for House District 121 is a rematch between incumbent Democrat Kim Monaghan-Derrig and Republican Nancy Thompson. Monaghan-Derrig defeated Thompson in August 2011 in a special election to fill the remainder of Dill’s term after she was elected to the Senate seat vacated by Bliss. The House District 122 race for the area around Willard Beach and Ferry Village in South Portland is a rematch from 2010, with Republican Howard Farr hoping to defeat Democratic incumbent Rep. Terry Morrison. Morrison is seeking his third term. Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, will not be running again in House District 123 because of term limits. The Republican candidate, Kenneth Myrick, will make his second try for the seat.
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Landscape a challenge for Scarborough workforce housing proposal By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — Supporters of a plan to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build workforce housing on town-owned land got a closer look last week at the site and the projected cost. The 20-acre parcel off Broadturn road between Saratoga Lane and the Maine Turnpike is a somewhat damp field, with trees sparsely scattered throughout the land. The rear is protected wetland and the border with Saratoga Lane runs along a deep natural swale – a concern for neighbors worried about storm-water drainage and for engineers who may have to squeeze their design to accommodate the low-lying terrain. The cost, according to an estimated budget provided by Habitat for Humanity, is about $920,000 for site preparation and about $2.3 million for the construction of 17 homes. But Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s executive director, Stephen Bolton, said the project won’t require nearly that much cash to get off the ground; grants, in-kind contributions and volunteer work will decrease the cash price tag dramatically, he said. “If you take out the large numbers, those that are already in-kind or in-hand, it would be about $650,000 needed, cash,” Bolton said during a post-site-walk meeting of the Scarborough Housing Alliance on March 15. The alliance, and some town officials, say high land and construction costs leave home
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During a site walk last week, Scarborough Town Manager Tom Hall points toward the far end of town property off Broadturn Road that may become workforce housing courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. With Hall are Gawron Turgeon landscape architect Rachel Sunnell, neighboring property owner Denise Clavette, Northeast Civil Solutions engineer Lee Allen and Scarborough Housing Alliance member Trish Tremain.
ownership in Scarborough out of reach for most workers. According to town data, the median home price in Scarborough is about $290,000. That’s $75,000 more than the average first-home buyer in town can afford, according to the alliance. Habitat’s goal is to build homes for households at Scarborough’s median income level of about $72,000 per year. The evening site walk revealed the design plan for the housing development – which includes 17 units, 1,200-square-foot single-family homes and 2,300-square-foot duplexes, all without garages – will have to be adjusted to accommodate a deep swale running along the property line abutting the homes on Saratoga Lane. The incline of the swale is too steep for a planned access road to the development, and drainage would be a nightmare, said Lee Allen, vice president of Northeast Civil Solutions and Habitat’s engineer on the project. “The road physically couldn’t be here,” Allen told a neighbor, Denise Clavette. “We couldn’t drain on to your property.” Moving the road could be a good thing. At a previous meeting with neighbors, many Saratoga Lane said the Habitat project would devalue their homes and clash with the existing neighborhood. (Clavette, who has since taken an active role in planning the project, was one of its fiercest crit-
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But the swale could affect more than just the road. The development is planned to fit around a cul-de-sac. Moving the road inward changes the shape of the cul-desac and at least one home will have to be
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Unsung Hero: Macauley Lord, casting for life By David Treadwell BRUNSWICK — When Macauley Lord was 6 years old, his grandfather took him fishing at a pond on his grandfather’s old farm, built in 1844 outside Louisville, Ky. Lord caught four blue gill and became (sorry) forever hooked. At age 12, he took up fly fishing, a sport he continued as a student at Bowdoin College. After college, Lord went on to pursue graduate studies, first at the University of California at Santa Barbara (physical geography) and later at the University of Michigan (natural resources policy). Then in 1986, he got a call from a friend he’d met while fly fishing in MonComment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/117432
tana, a place Lord calls “the center of the fly fishing universe.” The friend had a job teaching fly fishing at L.L. Bean and asked Lord to come back to Maine to work at Bean. He accepted immediately. For several years, Lord taught fly fishing in the summer and performed various roles for Bean in the off season. “Fly fishing is hard to learn and hard to teach,” Lord said. “There’s a lot of bad fly fishing teaching going on, so the students get really frustrated.” Then in 1992, he learned that the Federation of Fly Fishers was launching a program to teach teachers of fly fishing. Lord called Mel Krieger, a legend in the world of fly fishing, and got permission to
Fly fishing coach Macauley Lord of Brunswick works with Mike Kolster on casting technique on the banks of the Androscoggin River. Lord is also studying ministry at Bangor Theological Seminary.
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go to Montana to take the course. In 1993, he was officially certified as an instructor, and in 1995 he passed a rigorous exam to become a master fly casting instructor. Clearly, Lord had found his niche. In addition to serving as head instructor of the fly fishing program at Bean, he became a noted author in the field. He wrote the “L.L. Bean Fly-Casting Handbook” (Lyons Press, 2007) as well as dozens of articles for magazines such as American Angler, Fly Fisherman and Saltwater Fly Fishing. Last August, Lord was awarded the highest distinction in the fly casting world, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Fly Fishers. A press release at the time said “his words, like his instructions show beginners and experts alike how to take their skills to the next level, focusing on many of the little casting techniques that incrementally lead to the whole of being more successful in the water.” But Lord’s inspiring story extends well beyond the fly fishing world. Even as he was working at Bean, Lord was overseeing the health of his mother back in Kentucky, who suffered from a mental illness. One year alone, he took 11 trips back to Kentucky, a situation forcing him to give up his
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regular status at Bean. The experience of caring for his mother, combined with his natural inclination to serve others, prompted Lord to set out on a new career path in 2008: the ministry. He enrolled at the Portland campus of the Bangor Theological Seminary in order to earn a master’s degree in theology. Most of his training has been in the field: serving as a hospital chaplain and a prison chaplain. Lord easily sees the parallels between being an expert teacher of fly fishers and serving as a chaplain. “In teaching, as in ministry, I’m developing a bond with another person,” he said. “I’m always drawn to meaning. When you teach someone to make a good cast, that’s a beautiful moment. You’re teaching them
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The unfunny truth behind the ‘3 biggest lies’ joke When I was doing standup, I would get corporate gigs, which often began with the guy from marketing telling the “three biggest lies” joke. The corporate world was more rigid then, and marketing was where the rebels hung out. It wasn’t unusual to see a marketing guy wearing a sport coat instead of a suit, even if it wasn’t Casual Friday. I’m serious. They were that crazy. When I was in business, The View the regular workers viewed them with a combination of suspicion and envy. How could these guys get away with drawing a salary and also keeping whole areas of their personalities intact? It was witchcraft. Or maybe the big bosses didn’t want to interfere with the people responsible for bringing in the revenue. So one of these corporate live wires would introduce the comic (me), but not before he showed off his own Mike Langworthy joke-telling prowess. A surprising number would tell some version of the “three biggest lies” joke. It was a sure-fire laugh-getter in a business crowd: you ask the crowd if they know the three biggest lies in the world. Depending on how informal the meeting was – i.e., how many women were in the room – the first two lies fell somewhere on the continuum of frat boy vulgarity from puerile to unpublishable, but the punch line was always the same: “And the biggest lie of them all: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.’” The joke seemed innocuous enough, a way of blowing off steam about the inconvenience and expense of governmental compliance. Every great joke, however, is rooted in a fundamental truth. Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the deeper dysfunction this joke exposes: a sinister campaign to coddle workers with pay scales approaching enough to live on and working conditions that don’t threaten their lives. This conspiracy, at all levels of government, has forced our courageous job creators to create jobs in other countries, where more enlightened leadership refuses to knuckle under to Big Brother. Places where they treat every worker like an adult. Even the children. It’s only recently, since Congress itself has become so opposed to big government that it has virtually stopped governing in protest, that I’ve been able to see the truth behind the laughter. More disturbingly, the current political climate has made me take a long hard look in the mirror. To my horror, I’m realizing I am a product of the problem. To paraphrase the immortal Walt Kelly, I have met the enemy and he is me. Not directly. I’ve never been a government employee. But big government made me what I am today. You see,
my father was one of those smug, do-nothing bureaucrats. He spent his whole adult life feeding at the public trough while what my friend Mark calls “poor dumb saps” like you paid for it. I can’t pinpoint the exact date my father turned his back on the system that made this country great. He was probably a crybaby right from his first job, at the age of 4, carrying the milk and cottage cheese his cousins were selling door to door off a horse drawn cart in Elwell, Mich. Could have been when he talked the local grocer into letting him drive the delivery truck standing up because, at 9, he was too short to reach the pedals. The robust unemployment market the Depression was providing his father made that job possible, but did my dad ever thank the system? Not on your life. He was already showing all the earmarks of a future tick on the neck of society. I blame the unions. He had to join one when he went to work at an auto plant after high school, and you know what happens when those union goons get their hooks in you. They must have hammered him with their propaganda relentlessly, because finally he was either so frightened of hard work or so disgusted by being a capitalist tool that he quit his draft-exempt job in 1942 for his first sweet government dodge, bomber pilot and intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Three squares a day at Uncle Sam’s expense, not to mention an all-expense-paid boondoggle in the “occupation forces” in Japan. Some “occupation.” They mostly sat around on the base. They say that once a lion has tasted human flesh, it never
South Portland Farmers Market warrants sign I have lived in South Portland all my life and have watched Knightville go from a vibrant downtown shopping area to a place where businesses are struggling to stay alive. Last summer, when the Farmers Market was in that area, I saw more cars, bicycles and walkers in that neighborhood than I have seen in a very long time. A large sign, encouraging people to go to the market, is not support of a single business. It is in support of, first, farmers who produce our food. I am able to speak to the person who grows or raises what I eat – something very important to me. Additionally, it helps all businesses in that area by sending traffic to our oncebustling downtown neighborhood of mixed use. I cannot think of a better thing to support. The City Council has the ability to create a variance for an oversized sign. There are worse things we could be supporting. Using municipal property also should not be a concern. We have allowed signs for many things before, including a huge banner that hung over the armory for over a year, announcing a glass museum that never came to town. This
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goes back. Getting one of those soft-touch government jobs is like that, if my father is anything to go by. He couldn’t get off the gravy train. A couple of little welfare programs you may have heard of got him a college degree and a house, with time out for a sweet vacation from marriage on a carrier in the Sea of Japan during Korea. Eventually he hit the jackpot: probation officer. Why there’s never been an expose on these layabouts I’ll never know. Check this out: for 25 years all my father had to do was keep people out of prison, get them off drugs, talk businessmen into hiring convicted felons, drive them to work because they lost their licenses, get them to pay their victims back, check on their families when they were in rehab, and take guns away from them (after talking the cops out of shooting them) when they were threatening to kill their wives and children because hopelessness had driven them insane. And for this he had the gall to rip the taxpayers off for almost as much in a year as I made in a week writing jokes. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Yeah, right. You don’t have to tell me the three greatest lies joke. I lived it. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As a frequent rider from my home in Scarborough to Bug Light Park in South Portland, I’ve been looking forward to the Wainright Fields-to-Broadway section of the Eastern Trail emerging from under the snow. On a recent sunny Saturday the number of other cyclists, joggers, walkers, and parents with children on this wooded stretch was roughly twice what I can ever remember seeing. Everybody seemed happy to be out and about. So here’s a strong chorus of thanks on behalf of all of us to the planners, contractors, members of Portland Trails, and many others who have contributed their efforts and financial support to the trails we enjoy. Let’s continue to work together towards ultimate completion of the East Coast Greenway. Dr. James H. Maier, Scarborough RichaRd W. GRieves
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Cumberland County Jail sexcapade an exception Much has been said in the press about the “evening sojourn” of two of the inmates in the Cumberland County Jail. It is true this was an inexcusable lapse by those in charge, officers on duty at the time and policies within the system. This should not happen and actions are being taken to prevent this from occurring again. However, this was one event in a long history of safe, secure and proper handling of inmates. The jail was built in 1994 and since that time, very few events have transpired causing safety concerns. In the past year, the jail has housed 11,131 persons, some of whom are the “worst of the worst,” including Federal prisoners from around the country, murderers and rapists. The staff provides a safe, healthy environment for the inmates, often dealing with abusive situations. In the past year, the county transported 6,252 adults to the County Courthouse, 13 to Bridgton Court, 12 to Bath Court and 417 juveniles to all courts for hearings, safely and without incident. All too often, one negative event far exceeds the positives done by those who serve the public faithfully and safely every day, often putting their own lives and safety in harm’s way. You can rest assured the events leading to this “sojourn” will be investigated and remedied, but we should also keep in mind and thank the officers protecting our public safety in our jails and in the line of duty. They choose the profession of public safety and should be applauded for their choice and thanked for their service. Susan Witonis, chairwoman Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Peter Crichton, Cumberland County manager
Film festival ads borrow from a classic Recently, The Forecaster has been running ads for the Maine Jewish Film Festival that include the headline, “You don’t have to be Jewish to love these films.” Pictured in the ad are people such as a priest. Clever, yes. Original, no. Back in the 1960s, when highly creative, much-honored Doyle, Dane & Bernbach won honors for the Volkswagen “Think Small” ads, among others, it also had the Levy’s rye bread account. It was given awards for, you guessed it, “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s Jewish Rye.” All of the ads featured definitely non-Jewish models. It’s a pity, isn’t it, that the Maine Jewish Film Festival can’t be more original in its advertising. John P. Wirtz Scarborough
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Let them eat egg salad Though it is safe to say that I am not a very discerning diner, I began to understand last week why Big Macs and Whoppers always seem to make me a little nauseous. It might be that “pink slime,” the ammonia-treated beef trimmings spun into a USDA-approved hamburger helper. Next they’ll probably tell us that Chicken McNuggets are made from feet, wattles and beaks. Also in last week’s food news, we learned The Universal that eating any red meat at all will kill you. I think I already knew that, doc. But that does beg the question: Why isn’t meat taxed as heavily as alcohol and tobacco? And shouldn’t you have to be 21 to buy steak? Surely you must have noticed that if you stopped eating evEdgar Allen Beem erything that was bad for you, you’d be on a diet of – I was going to say bread and water, but they’re not good for you either. Kale and coconut milk? Spirulina and green tea? Not only am I not a very healthy eater, I tend to be a binge eater. Not a binge-and-purge eater. Were that the case, I wouldn’t be 40 pounds overweight. No, I’m just a hungry man who goes on eating jags, craving the same foods until I’ve eaten too much of a good thing. I’m just coming off a two-year bagel binge for instance. For hundreds of mornings I stopped by Mr. Bagel, purchased a nice, fat bagel loaded with seeds of all kinds, took it home, toasted it and then drowned it in melted butter. Then one day a month or so ago, I found I couldn’t finish my morning bagel. The rich, cloying, salty taste of the butter was just too much. My body was obviously trying to tell me something. Switch to cream cheese, it was saying. Maybe try a little lox spread. This tendency to overdo it with food I like started in childhood. I once ate so much of Nana Gibson’s lobster Newburg, for instance, that I still
can’t eat anything with sherry in it. And because we lived out of state for a few years, I used to pig out on Italian sandwiches (as my brother-in-law in Tucson does now) whenever we came back to Maine to visit. As a result, I have a gap in my gustatory history, an Italian interregnum for several years between Amato’s in Portland in the 1950s and Fruitland in Westbrook in the 1960s. In recent years, I have over-indulged and had to take breaks from quite a few foods, among them the dol sot bi bim bop at Korea House, the house pho at Veranda Noodle Bar, the golden fried oyster sandwich at Po’ Boys & Pickles, the corned beef and Swiss on a roll with mustard at Full Belly Deli, the pulled pork at Buck’s Naked, Tony’s Donuts, and melt-in-your-mouth burgers at Roy’s All-Steak in Auburn and Harmon’s Lunch in West Falmouth. But one food I never get tired of is egg salad. Whenever I get hungry while driving around the state on assignment, I make it a practice to stop at a gas station for an egg salad sandwich. There’s not much you can do to ruin egg salad and, for reasons unknown, gas stations always seem to have them, whether prefab in triangular boxes or homemade to order. I was on my way from Pittsfield to Ripley via Hartland and St. Albans recently when I pulled in at a likely looking gas station/convenience store somewhere along Route 152. “How’s the egg salad,” I asked the woman behind the counter. “Made fresh today,” she replied. And there in that grubby little backwater gas station I purchased the best egg salad sandwich I have ever eaten – soft, chewy whole wheat bread, a generous helping of perfect egg salad, a little lettuce, salt and pepper. Mmmmm, mmmmm. I had egg salad in my mustache all the way home to Yarmouth. An egg salad and a Yoo-hoo. Now that’s good eatin’. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/117380
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Fire calls 3/13 at 9:52 p.m. Electrical fire at Ocean House and Kettle Cove roads. 3/14 at 11:45 a.m. Alarm call on Wabun Road. 3/15 at 1:06 p.m. Appliance fire on Hunts Point Road. 3/15 at 8:56 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Oakhurst Road. 3/16 at 6:47 a.m. Appliance fire on Algonquin Road. 3/16 at 2:14 p.m. Alarm call on Scott Dyer Road. 3/16 at 7:17 p.m. Alarm call on Scott Dyer Road. 3/19 at 3:27 p.m. Cooking fire on Mitchell Road.
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from previous page of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 3/10 at 9:17 p.m. Lindsey H. Goodykoontz, 19, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/11 at 5:33 p.m. Margaret M. Boucher, 51, of Standish, was issued a summons on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Jeffrey Levesque on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/11 at 5:47 p.m. Stephanie Hersey, 20, of Naples, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 3/11 at 9:43 p.m. Henry M. Caizzo, 25, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 3/12 at 3:05 p.m. A 16-year-old South Portland girl was issued a summons on Cottage Road by Officer Theodore Sargent on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/12 at 5:32 p.m. Ryan A. Thompson, 33, of Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/12 at 5:34 p.m. Martha A. Bunker, 26, of Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer David Stailing on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/12 at 6:19 p.m. Brian Griffin, 18, of Scarborough, was issued a summons on Cottage Road by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of illegal attachment of plates. 3/12 at 11:57 p.m. Shawn L. Mains, 22, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Bramhall Street by Officer Chris Gosling on charges of domestic violence assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. 3/14 at 8:25 p.m. A 16-year-old South Portland boy was issued a summons on Highland Avenue by Officer Allen Andrews on a charge of assault. 3/15 at 4:19 p.m. Michael Foley, 20, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Patricia Maynard on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/15 at 4:34 p.m. Susan A. Muniak, 44, of Freeport, was issued a summons on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Philip Longanecker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/16 at 12:41 p.m. Robert Whiteford, 24, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Kevin Webster on a charge of misuse of identification.
3/15 at 2:23 p.m. Mark A. Luxton, 18, of Longmeadow Drive, Gorham, was arrested on County Road by Officer Brian Nappi on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license and on a warrant. 3/15 at 8:18 p.m. William R. Keaton, 53, of Puffin Street, Old Orchard beach, was arrested on Pine Point Road by Officer Ian Theriault on charges of operating under the influence, permitting attachment of false plates and on a warrant. 3/16 at 2:14 a.m. Shane R. Mills, 26, of Smithwheel Road, Old Orchard Beach, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Scott Vaughan on charges of eluding an officer (with reckless speed resulting in a chase), operating after habitual license revocation, operating under the influence (refused test) and criminal speeding. 3/17 at 2:22 a.m. Tammy Lee Bernard, 42, of North Street, Saco, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of operating under the influence. 3/18 at 5:14 p.m. Sandra L. Disanto, 48, of Highland Avenue, South Portland, was arrested on Black Point Road by Officer Benjamin Landry on two warrants.
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Obituaries Annette K. Kilroy, 89: Always young at heart her maternal grandparents following her mother’s death. As a child she worked at her grandfather’s store, Kinsman Market, to help support her large extended family.
SOUTH PORTLAND — Annette K. Kilroy, 89, died March 16 at the South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Somersworth, N.H., on March 16, 1923, a daughter of William E. Sr. and Hazel Kennedy. She graduated from Somersworth High School in 1941.
On June 21, 1947, she married William C. Kilroy in Dover, N.H. She worked as a telephone operator and supervisor in Dover, N.H., and later in Brunswick. She lived in Rumford for
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10 years due to her husband’s job and the family later moved to Portland. Kilroy possessed a genuine interest and concern for people, often inquiring into others’ lives and well-being, sincerely listening to their response. She remained young at heart and enjoyed all types of music, especially Elvis and the Irish Tenors. She was active in parish life at Holy Cross Church and volunteered at Holy Cross School teaching first grade cat-
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She was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella in Rumford, Women of Rotary in Portland and South Portland High School Band Boosters.
She was predeceased by brother, William E. Kennedy Jr., and sister, Marilyn Brackett.
Kilroy is survived by daughter Carol Ann Kilroy of South Portland; granddaughter Christina L. S. Kilroy of South Portland; grandson Sean J. Salisbury of Buxton; brother Frank M. Kennedy and his wife, Doris, of Rochester, N.H.; sisters Alice Dreinczyk of Bow, N.H., and Jacquelyn Michel and her husband, Leo Sr., of Rochester, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held on March 19 at Conroy-Tully Corawford’s South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial took place on March 20 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
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Awards Designations Janice Selig of Allen & Selig Realty in Freeport recently announced that Beth Bell has been awarded Top Honors for Individual Sales Production in number of buyer units sold for 2011. Anne-Marie McKenzie of McKenzie and Associates has been awarded Top Honors for sales production in volume of buyer sales in 2011. RE/MAX By the Bay recently announced that Elizabeth Dubois was awarded the RE/MAX 100% Club Award for 2011 for the seventh consecutive year. This award was based on individual gross commissions from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2011.
The Friends of Portland Public Library recently received a $3,000 grant from the Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the hiring of a volunteer coordinator, Jim Charette, pictured, to increase the use of volunteers that serve the Portland Public Library. The volunteer coordinator will play an important role with the new City of Readers Store located on the lower level of the main library. The City of Readers Store sells high quality books and CDs, all of which have been donated to the library; all proceeds support the library.
New Hires Local Thunder recently announced they have hired Gretchen Kruysman and Chantal Young. Kruysman has been hired as the president and will manage the company’s rapid growth and the expansion of its service offering in major markets throughout the country. She brings with her more than 25 years of experience in marketing, strategy and entrepreneurial business leadership. Young will serve as the web marketing manager and will oversee the implementation of all marketing programs and work closely with Local Thunder’s sales team. She has more than 15 years of experience in retail marketing and digital and social media strategy. Bath Savings Bank recently opened a new branch in South Portland and has hired Anne Marie McCoubrey, Miranda Stein, Michael Lapham, Julie Chew, Shawn Darling and Abby Perkins. McCoubrey will serve as the vice president and branch manager, a position she has held at the Portland branch since 2006. Stein has worked as a teller at the bank’s Freeport branch since 2009 and has been promoted to customer service representative at the South Portland Branch. Lapham will be the senior teller and will work closely with tellers Chew, Darling and Perkins. Megan DePoint recently joined the practice of Lynch Chiropractic Arts Center
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Tom Wilbur and Catherine CartyWilbur, owners of Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections, were recently awarded the prestigious Gowell Award by the New England Retail Confectioners Association. This award, considered the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of the association, is given every three years to a member in recognition of their contributions to the association and the retail confectioners’ field. Verrill Dana attorney Nora Healy was recently presented with the Maine Bar Foundation Fellows New Lawyer Award. The award is given to attorneys who have been licensed for fewer than 10 years and have made outstanding contributions to the legal community through pro bono service or other contributions. Also honored was Verrill Dana alum, the Honorable Beth Dobson, who was presented with the Glassman Award. The award is presented to a woman who is a member of the Maine Bar and has helped women advance in the legal profession, been a role model for women lawyers and educated the legal community on the status of women in the profession. Scarborough small business owner Peter Violette was recently awarded the 2011 Quest for Excellence Award by Comfort Keepers Franchising Inc. The award identifies the top performing Comfort Keepers
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It was a winter to savor (Ed. Note: We recapped the basketball season last week) By Michael Hoffer Mother Nature was kind to us this winter. The local sports action was a pleasure as well. Forecaster Country athletes turned heads on the ice, track, wrestling mat, slopes, trails and in the pool. Before we move on to what might actually be an early spring, here’s one last look back at and tribute to the stars of winter.
Winter 2011-12 team state champions Scarborough Red Storm boys’ indoor track, Class A Scarborough Red Storm girls’ indoor track, Class A
Winter 2011-12 individual state champions Indoor track Alec James, Scarborough, Class A boys’ pole vault
Swimming Evan Long, Cape Elizabeth, Class A boys’ 50 freestyle
Skiing Sam Barber, Cape Elizabeth, Class B boys’ Alpine giant slalom
Devan Kane helped lead the Scarborough girls’ hockey team to the playoffs.
Michael’s top five stories 5) Barbers rule slopes Cape Elizabeth’s Sam Barber was the champion of the Class B boys’ Alpine giant slalom, while Max Barber finished second. In the slalom race, Sam Barber was third and Max came in ninth. The Capers came in third as a team.
4) Another strong season for Scarborough girls’ hockey The Scarborough girls’ hockey team produced yet another
solid regular season, winning 14 of 18 games (while tying another). The Red Storm won its final eight contests of the regular season to earn the No. 3 seed in the West Region, but for the second year in a row suffered a disappointing playoff loss, falling by a goal to York in the West Region semifinals.
3) Capers, Red Storm reach semis Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough’s boys’ hockey teams both made it to their respective regional semifinals. The Capers were unbeaten in their
Cape Elizabeth’s Connor Maguire was one of several top track and field athletes in our midst this winter.
first six games this spring before finishing 9-6-3, good for third in Western Class B. Cape Elizabeth’s run ended in its first playoff game, as it fell to No. 2 York, 4-2. The Red Storm
finished 12-4-2, earned the No. 3 seed in Western A, then beat Biddeford in the playoffs for the first time in program history in
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Roundup Local skiers help Maine win New England J2 title
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Local skiers helped the Maine team win the recent NENSA New England J2 Festival, beating all the other New England states. This event paired the top 14- and 15-year olds from the region. Local participants included Cape Elizabeth’s Dana Hatton and Julian Pelzer, Falmouth’s Gabe Mahoney and Sam Pratico, Freeport’s Elizabeth Martin, Merriconeag’s Eli McCurdy, Samantha Pierce, Graham Roeber and Jesse Saffeir, Portland’s Laura Frank and Lizzy Landry, Topsham’s Sam Wood and Yarmouth’s Lucy Alexander, Sam Alexander, Braden Becker, Carter Hall, Jasper Houston, Ihilia Lesnikova, Caitlin Teare and Ellie Teare.
The Seacoast Hoops Spring Basketball Clinic, now in its fourth year, will be offering a skills and drills session for boys in grades 5-6. The session will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m., through April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. Lead instructors will be SMCC men’s coach Matt Richards and South Portland High boys’ coach. This clinic will focus solely on skills and drills. The cost of the clinic is $100 and includes camp T-shirt. The session will be open to the first 50 players that register. FMI, 7415927 or email@example.com.
Mercy Hospital/Red Claws free throw tourney upcoming Mercy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for the Maine Red Claws, kicks off its annual Best Shot for Youth Initiative with its popular free throw tournament, Sunday, April 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Portland Expo. The tournament is open to all York and Cumberland County grades 6-12 at no cost. Kids can try out their basketball skills, learn new tips, meet members of the Red Claws coaching staff and 50 students will have a chance to win two tickets each to the final Maine Red Claws games of the season. For more information, 879-3144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Premier Lacrosse offerings Girls’ lacrosse programs are now open for middle and high schoolers. There will also be Learn 2 Lax programs Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full field high school action is also underway. For more information, mainepremierlax.com.
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Recap from page 14 the quarterfinals. The season came to an end in the semifinal round with a hard fought loss to Falmouth.
2) Highlights in the pool Both Cape Elizabeth swim teams were third at the Class A state meet and strong individual performances were plentiful. Evan Long captured the boys’ 50 freestyle. There were several other top five showings on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Scarborough and South Portland also were very competitive.
1) Scarborough track doubles its pleasure For the second year in a row and third time in four seasons, both Scarborough indoor track teams won Class A championships. It certainly didn’t come easily for the boys, who needed a Deering disqualification and a strong showing in the meet-ending 800 relay to eke out a onepoint decision over the Rams. The girls rode their unrivaled depth to an eighth successive championship. There’s little reason to believe that the Red Storm’s dominance will end anytime soon.
Nick Whitten and the South Portland boys’ hockey team played valiantly throughout the 2011-12 season.
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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; form/instructions at capelandtrust.org/paintforpreservation/2012.
Books & Authors Maine Festival of the Book, runs March 29-April1, for details on locations and tickets visit mainereads.org.
Tuesday 3/27 Yarmouth Historical Society Book Discussion on “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-6259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 3/28 ”Is There a Real Maine?” Children’s Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Kieran Sheilds book discussion, 7 p.m., USM Book Store, 35 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4072.
Thursday 3/29 Book Discussion on “Don’t Let’s
Go to the Dogs Tonight,” 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, 846-4763.
Saturday 3/31 Derek LoVitch book discussion, 3 p.m., Freeport Wild Bird Supply, 541 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-6000.
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stellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.
Saturday 3/24 ”My So-called Teenage Life,” runs through April 29, Clayton Cafe, 441 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 874-5423.
Friday 3/30 Figure Drawing Class, 7-9 p.m., Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.
Splinters, 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7, 828-5600.
”Red Horse,” 6-8 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, runs through April 28, 846-6264.
”Chronology of A Life:” Artists Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Preacher, runs through April 30, Glickman Library, USM Portland, 228-8014.
”Making faces:” Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists, through April 8, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 or portlandmuseum.org.
”Mixed Media,” by Louise Philbrick, March 2-April 4, Flat Iron Gallery, 594 Congress St., Portland, louisephilbrick.com.
”Out of the Blue,” runs through April 1, Coffee By Design, 67 India St. and 620 Congress St., Portland, 879-1140. ”Scenes from Maine,” runs through April 29, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097. ”Visual Poetry: A Painting Show,” March 2-April 3, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Friday 3/23 Free Portrait Demo, 7-8 p.m., Con-
Saturday 3/24 Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, 18+, $12 advance/$15 door, portcitymusichall. com or 899-4990. Maine State Handbell Festival, 4:30 p.m., Greely Middle School, 351 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 7297331 or 781-5580.
Tuesday 3/27 All-City Concert, Portland Public Schools, 6:30 p.m., Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 615-1244.
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DaPonte String Quartet performs at Noon Day Concerts, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.
”Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” runs through April 15, Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can, $19/$15 seniors and students, 865-5505 or freeportfactory.com.
Jonny Corndawg, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 21+, $8, portlandempire. com.
Mark Tipton Quartet presents Muppets and Sesame St. Jazz, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $10 adults/$7 students/$5 children, mayostarts. org.
”Swan Lake,” 2 p.m., second show on April 1 at 2 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $20-40, 842-0800 or PortTix.com.
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Theater & Dance ”Little Me,” March 7-April 1, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., for a complete list of performances and prices visit thegoodtheater. com. ”Uncle Bob,” runs through March 28, 7:30 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, $10 suggested donation, 899-3993.
Works needed for “A Natural Order” exhibit, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Works should feature a natural species. Deadline for submissions April 9, $15 entry fee for first work, $5 for additional pieces. Contact Liz McGhee at Spindleworks for more information 725-8820.
Sunday 3/25 ”Can You Hear Me Know,” 7:30 p.m, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd.,
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Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, needs birdhouses, wind and garden sculptures and garden oriented works in all media for a future exhibit. Deadline for submissions is April 1. For more information call 443-1499
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”Holiday,” 7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
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”Living Downstream” film and discussion, 5:30 p.m., Parkview Adventist Medical Center, 329 Maine St., Brunswick, 795-8250.
”The Lady Eve,” 7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
”Spring Emergence,” through March 31, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
Inuit Art Exhibition from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, runs through April 16, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3416
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”How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” Thu./Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 and 7 p.m., runs through 3/24, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Erseme@aol.com.
”A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., through April 1, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, pay-what-you-can, $12 suggested donation, 729-8584.
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Authors Janet Baribeau and John Davis will sign copies of their books and reminisce about Maine history with visitors to the Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Above, Bailey Island’s Mackerel Cove is pictured in this 1986 photo.
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March 23, 2012
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Great roots artists at One Longfellow Square By Scott Andrews One Longfellow Square never ceases to amaze me with the variety and quality of the artists hosted on its small stage. Two most interesting concerts are coming up within the next week. First up is the Gibson Brothers, a topnotch bluegrass band from upstate New York. They’re regulars at the big summer bluegrass festivals, where I’ve seen them several times, but this Saturday is a rare chance to see and hear them indoors in Maine. Berklee College of Music is a Boston institution where popular musical genres are taught and talents developed. A new Berklee development is a traveling road show that spotlights the school’s upand-coming talent. It motors into One Longfellow Square on March 29. It’s also the 10th anniversary season for Good Theater, Portland’s superlative professional company. Last week’s “Out & About” was so crowded with events that I didn’t have the space to properly salute this milestone. So let’s do it this week.
Gibson Brothers The brother duo is one of bluegrass music’s time-tested sub-genres. Exemplars include the Louvin Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds and Maine’s own Bill and Dobs Smith. On the national bluegrass scene, the leading act in that line is the Gibson Brothers – Eric and Leigh – who grew up on a farm in upstate New York and now motor around the country (along with three additional band-mates) giving concerts and appearing at festivals. In 2010 the Gibson Brothers snagged the Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently they released their 10th CD. Titled “Help My Brother,” the album’s overarching theme is the important things in life, a message which harks back to the brothers’ childhood on a family farm. Each of the songs on the album, mostly originals by the pair, reflects this motif. The title track was written by Leigh Gibson and explores the Golden Rule in a new light. “Walking West to Memphis” recounts the story of a roustabout who, down on his luck, realizes that the happiness he seeks will be found in the arms of his Memphis girl. They also pay tribute to classic brother duos on a pair of covers: “He Can Be Found in a Mother’s Smile” (Louvin Brothers) and “I’ll Love Nobody But You” (Jim and Jesse McReynolds). With its uplifting message and tight brother harmonies, “Help My Brother” will further cement the Gibson Brothers’ reputation as the best of their kind. They made the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited two years ago. Writer Chris Stuart opined: “The brothers and the band are what’s called in baseball ‘five-tool’ players. They have it all: lead vocals, brotherduet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities, and great original material. “Success in the music business is not guaranteed (in some cases, hardly de-
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Brian Allen is the artistic director of Good Theater, the Portland professional company celebrating its 10th anniversary season.
served), but with the Gibson Brothers, who measure success in terms of family, friends, and a life of music, they have found success by always remembering where they came from, by appreciating others, and by taking the hills and valleys of life with humor and grace.” One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland, presents the Gibson Brothers at 8 p.m. March 24. Call 761-1757.
Berklee Roots Road Show Boston likes to call itself the Hub of the Universe, and its large number of incredibly good schools and colleges is one of the reasons backing up that audacious claim. Berklee College of Music, the largest independent school of its type, is one of the leading lights on Boston’s educational and cultural scene.
Unlike classical conservatories and most college music departments, Berklee focuses almost entirely on popular genres, including jazz, rock, reggae, hip hop, salsa, folk and bluegrass. And it’s been wildly successful. Since its 1945 start-up, a total of 87 Berklee graduates have tallied a total of 205 Grammy Awards. Among the school’s many roots-oriented alumnae who are currently prominent are Sierra Hull, April Verch and Gillian Welch. Berklee is currently testing a new format for musician training in the form of a traveling performing troupe that moves from city to city. On March 29 the Berklee Roots Road Show will pull into One Longfellow Square for one night. Expect a variety show comprised of a cross section of the finest musicians from Berklee’s American Roots Music program. Managing director and Road Show co-host Joe Walsh is a familiar face in Portland. Formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow, Walsh is currently the mandolinist for the Gibson Brothers, plus he plays with the Stowaways, a Portland-based all star bluegrass ensemble. One Longfellow Square, corner of Congress and State in Portland, presents the Berklee Roots Road Show at 8 p.m. March 29. Call 761-1757.
Good Theater Ten years ago a new professional theater troupe made its debut in Portland under a curiously understated name: Good Theater. Many people including myself believe that Good Theater is Portland’s best and most versatile company and consistently delivers the city’s top stagecraft, selecting a mix of newly released scripts plus classics from the canon. Co-founders Brian Allen (artistic director) and Steve Underwood (technical director) were already well known in southern Maine artistic circles. Allen
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had independently produced and directed several fund-raising dramas for Merrymeeting AIDS Society and had recently completed a stint as managing director of Portland Players. Underwood is an actor, writer and comedian (Maine Hysterical Society) and a musician with several southern Maine bands, where he earned a reputation for being a painstakingly professional performer. Allen and Underwood had teamed up before, in a national tour of “Radical Radio,” a small-scale musical for children that they co-wrote. I’ve seen nearly every production at Good Theater, and nearly every one has received a rave review in this space. The current format is a four-show season plus a Christmas/Holiday special and occasionally another one-off performance. Allen’s mix is eclectic, usually with one or two comedies, a drama and a smallbook musical. The current offering is “Little Me,” a hysterically funny musical with script by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Casts mostly comprise non-Equity professionals from Maine, with an occasional Equity actor from New York imported for key roles. Although it doesn’t call itself a repertory company, Good Theater achieves that feeling because so many of its best actors keep coming back season after season. Three of the cast members of “Little Me” had major roles in Good Theater’s 2002 production of the same title: Underwood (playing seven roles), Kelly Caufield and Lynne McGhee. Congratulations on reaching the 10th anniversary milestone. Looking forward to many more seasons.
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Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 3/24 Pizza Madness 2012 Tournament of Taste to benefit Freeport High School Project Graduation, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $8, 865-0346.
Sunday 3/25 Sitting Pretty Fundraiser, 4-6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, $10 per person/$25 family, 865-6171.
Thursday 3/29 Benefit Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Maine Mead Works, 51 Washington Ave., Portland, $5, 773-6323.
Friday 3/30 Senior Fest Talent Show and Silent Auction to benefit Yarmouth High School’s Project Graduation, 5:30 p.m., Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth, $5.
Sunday 4/1 Oratorio Chorale Benefit Concert, 3 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, $20 advance/$25 door, 798-7985 or oratoriochorale.com.
Bulletin Board Circle of Musicians, Sundays 2-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $3 per person/$5
Mon. 3/26 6:30 p.m. School Board Budget Workshop Memorial Middle School Mon. 3/26 6:30 p.m. City Council Workshop CH Tue. 3/27 5 p.m. Harbor Commission 2 Portland Fish Pier Tue. 3/27 7 p.m. Planning Board CH Wed. 3/28 5 p.m. City Council Workshop CH Wed. 3/28 6 p.m. Board of Appeals Workshop/Meeting CH Wed. 3/28 6:30 p.m. School Board Budget Workshop Mahoney Middle School Tue. 3/27 6 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Workshop Tue. 3/27 6:30 p.m. School Board Workshop/Finance Committee Tue. 3/27 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Wed. 3/28 7 p.m. Future Open Space Preservation Committee
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AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, $14, registration required, 8796024.
Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.
Sunday 3/25 Cumberland County Tea Party Patriots Meeting, 1:30 p.m, Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, 657-7737.
Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, $12, 781-4727.
Saturday 3/31 Easter Egg Hunt, 12 p.m., Coastal Wellness Chiropractic, 1231 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-9355. Cesar Chavez Observance, 3-5 p.m., First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 518-9177.
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Thursday 3/29 ”Collection 2012” Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, $5, 874-8165.
Friday 3/30 Falmouth Historical Society Table Games, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
Freeport Lioness Variety Show, 7 p.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $10 advance/$3 ages 12 and under, 865-9523. Rummage/Yard Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., First United Methodist Chruch, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland, 767-2688.
Call for Volunteers AARP Foundation Tax Aide program seeks volunteers, contact Joan Jagolinzer, 883-8415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. American Red Cross needs volunteers at the Portland Donor Center, 524 Forest Ave., Portland, 775-7373 ext. 37. 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 asse.com. Foster Grandparents needed to work in classrooms, ages 55 +, 773-0202.
City of South Portland Notice of Public Hearing for FY 2012/13 CDBG Entitlement and Program Income Proposed Allocations
Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children.
The City of South Portland is expecting to receive $389,316 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for FY 2012/13 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement. In addition to the CDBG Entitlement funds, Program Income totaling $59,383 is available for the FY 2012/13 CDBG allocation process.
Spaghetti Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, $6 adults/$4 children.
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Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, $9 adult/$7 students/$7 children, 797-4573.
Saturday 3/31 Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, $8 adults/$5 children, 829-3766. Empty Bowls Supper, 5-7 p.m., Sacred Heart St. Dominic Church, corner of Mellen & Sherman St., Portland, $10, 773-6562. Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, $7 adults/$3 children, 797-4066. Public Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, $7 adults/$3 children, 883-6540.
Getting Smarter GED prep, South Portland Adult Education, Tue./Thu. 6-8:15 p.m., South Portland High School, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 3/23 Religion and Government Conference, 9 a.m., Wishcamper Center, USM Portland, 34 Bedford St., Portland, 780-4294.
Teen Game Night, Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. through March, for ages 12-19, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 8711700.
Mid Coast Benefits Sunday 3/25
Wild Oats Celebrates 20 Years by Giving, benefiting People Plus and the Brunswick Teen Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-0757.
Textile Day, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, 883-4723.
Bath Winter Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., UCC, Congress Ave., 549-7641 or bathfarmersmarket.com.
Tuesday 3/27 Business Startup Basics, 2-5 p.m., SCORE, 100 Middle St., 2nd Floor, East Tower, Portland, register online at scoremaine.com. Deb Bergeron Lecture, 6:30 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.
Health & Support 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. Essential Tremor Information Session, 2-3:30 p.m., Maine Medical Center Scarborough Learning Center, 100 West Entrance, Campus Drive, Scarborough, 661-7001.
Monday 3/26 Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 632-2605. Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture, 5 p.m., UNE Portland, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, une.edu.
Dining Out Friday 3/23
Spaghetti Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woodside Elementary, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, 725-1243.
Royal Spaghetti Supper, 5-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, $10, 725-2417.
Lunch at the Library, 12 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 25.
Chowder Supper, 5-7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, $22 family/$8 adults/$6 students/$5 children.
Garden and Outdoors Sunday 3/25
Vegetable Growing 105, 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-7694.
Impact of Nutrition on ADHD, 6:30 p.m., Apothecary By Design, 84 Marginal Way (in the InterMed Building), Suite 100, Portland, 7745220.
Victorian Furniture: Design Run Amok or Inspired Creativity, 4 p.m., 880 Washington St., Bath, 4432174.
Wellness Wednesday, 6 p.m., Lifeworks Chiropractic Center, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 781-7911
Nancy Blum Lecture, 4:15 p.m., Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3697.
True North Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., True North, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, truenorthhealthcenter. org.
University College Bath/Brunswick Information Session, 4-5 p.m., Mid Coast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St., Brunswick, 442-7736.
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The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.
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Greek Minds, Chinese Hands and English Tongues, 4:30 p.m., Bowdoin College, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3664.
Gluten-Free Baking, 10 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, $10 registration fee, must register by March 23, 563-1363.
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Holy Trinity Greek Bread Sale, order bread now to be picked up April 3-5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or April 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 133 Pleasant St., Portland, $8 per loaf, 883-3527. Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children.
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John Cogswell, left, and Donald Morrell, both from Bonny Eagle High School in Buxton, remove an oil pan from a car at Portland Arts and Technology High School. Morrell said he enrolled in a semesterlong automotive technology class because he wants to be a mechanic after graduating from high school.
from page 2 far away as Wells, Yarmouth and Gray. Programs range from automotive technology, plumbing and welding to health science careers, dance and fashion merchandising. The school can accommodate nearly 100 more students. Johnson said more than 300 students have recently visited PATHS and the school plans to host 75 student visits per week for the next month. “These are unprecedented numbers,” he said. The goal, Johnson said, is to reach full enrollment of 600 students and have a waiting list for each program within the next three years. Johnson’s push to increase enrollment comes at a time state legislators are considering a bill that would expand access to career and technical education for students who attend one of the 27 CTE centers across the state. The changes proposed would break down barriers that often prevent students from attending CTE centers, Johnson said.
Changes on the horizon The Legislature’s Education Committee has been working out LD 1865, “An Act to Enhance Career and Technical Education,” the first of four bills that are part of Gov. Paul LePage’s education agenda. The Education Committee voted 10-1 Monday in support of the bill, which now moves on to the full Legislature for consideration. The legislation requires school districts that share a career and technical education center to develop a common school calendar with no more than five dissimilar days. The change is based on feedback from school officials – including Johnson at PATHS – who say scheduling conflicts interfere with students’ ability to attend CTE classes. The bill also ensures students will receive credit from their high schools for courses taken at CTE schools. Under the legislation, sending schools would have to ensure bus schedules don’t prevent students from participating in the full number of hours of instruction at the CTE school. This is particularly important as schools move to fully embrace national industry standards that may require a minimum number of instruction hours, according to the Maine Department of Education. The bill also requires the community college system to review courses and award college credit to students who complete college-level work at a CTE school. On Monday, the Education Committee made minor amendments to LD 1865 to delay implementation by one year and to initiate conversations with the University of
Maine system about awarding college credit. Consideration of the bill follows recent unanimous Education Committee support of legislation that moves the state’s CTE programs toward full adoption of national industry standards. That bill was passed by the House and Senate. Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen testified March 13 before the Education Committee in favor of LD 1865. He said changes proposed by the legislation “will expand access to our CTE schools and ensure that students completing CTE coursework have greater access to post-secondary opportunities.” “We know that these programs provide students with knowledge and training that is not only important to the students themselves, but is critical for Maine’s economic future,” Bowen said. “We know that there are employers out there right now, prepared to hire, if only they could find the skilled workforce they need.” Donald Cannan, executive director of Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education, also testified at the Education Committee public hearing in favor of LD 1865. He said in an interview last week he supports the legislation because expanding access to career and technical education is a priority for the organization, which oversees the 27 CTE centers in Maine. “I think CTE has real strong promise for our kids the learn the math and literacy skills they need specifically to go to work,” Cannan said. “... We don’t have any skilled workers any more.” A Harvard Research Institute study, “Pathways to Prosperity,” recommends educators place a stronger focus on vocational education instead of aiming to send all students to college. According to the study, 63 percent of the 47 million job openings in the decade ending in 2018 will require some college. Nearly half of those positions require an associate’s degree or less. The study says “virtually all of the subBA jobs will require the kinds of real-world skills students master in career and technical education.” Cannan said it is more common for high schools to focus on college prep, which allows students to graduate without the technical skills needed to go directly into the workforce. “I think one of the travesties in education is we don’t talk about the world of work,” he said.
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welding, plumbing and other programs, he watches students work to shingle a shed, fix an engine and remove rust from a bumper. “With this economy, kids are graduating from four-year colleges and can’t find jobs. Guidance counselors, parents and kids are beginning to see people in trades – plumbers, nurses, chefs – are working,” Johnson said. “People are saying, ‘I want to graduate high school with a skill.’ When you graduate from PATHS you have a skill and you’ve opened doors for yourself wide open.” Johnson said PATHS would like to expand its programs to include pre-pharmacy and pre-engineering options. He called a pre-pharmacy program a “no-brainer” considering the close proximity of the University of New England’s new College of Pharmacy. Many local students are heading to college engineering programs and would benefit from getting a jump start on their studies, he said. “It would be a great opportunity to get their hands dirty,” he said. Though many students earn national certification in their chosen industry while attending PATHS, that does not mean they won’t further their education after graduation, Johnson said. Many students choose to earn an associate’s degree, a process that becomes easier if they earn college credit for work they’ve already completed, he said. Johnson said one of the biggest barriers to educating more students at CTE is
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trying to make schedules that allow them to come to PATHS while still completing diploma requirements at the sending high school. Allowing students to earn credits for traditional courses – math, science and English, for example – will encourage more students to consider CTE programs a viable option, he said. “I know there is as much science under the hood of an automobile than in the classroom of any high school,” he said. Johnson said added flexibility in scheduling would make it easier to attract students like Donald Morrell of Buxton. The Bonny Eagle High School student is attending a semester-long program at PATHS to learn more about his desired career as an auto mechanic. “I wanted to do an auto class because working on cars is something I like to do” but is not offered at Bonny Eagle, Morrell said as he helped fellow student John Cogswell remove an oil pan from a car. Seeing students enjoy their education while preparing for their future is something that continually amazes Johnson. “When I walk through this building it is extremely rare to not see 100 percent of the kids 100 percent engaged. The beauty of that is they’re 100 percent engaged in something that is authentic and something they’re passionate about,” he said. “It’s a school full of electives – every kid wants to be here.”
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Public Works from page 1 our largest departments, a front-line department that we have in the city, out of 1930s and 1940s buildings,” he said. “It’s not efficient, and it’s not serving us well in creating the efficiencies we need to create in that complex.” During a tour this week, workers pointed out the outdated conditions they work in. “This is the ticking time bomb,” said Steve Masters, a mechanic, pointing at a natural gas-fueled emergency welder in a tight room off the main garage bay. Two feet from the gas welder sat a compressor. Compressors sometimes make sparks. On the other side of the welder was the electrical system’s breaker box. It still sports barrel fuses, rather than an up-to-date circuit-breaker system. “We blow breakers all the time,” Masters said. “We have electricians who won’t even touch the place because it’s such a horror show.” The garage was built in the early 20th century. It has three bays and limited stor-
age and office space. In his office, Masters rolls his chair over asbestos tiles. There’s only one lift in the garage, so mechanics spend a lot of time lying on their backs. The cement floors of the garage are chipped and cracked, and water and whatever other liquids escape the vehicles under repair flows into an outdated drainage system connected to public sewer lines. Tools are left wherever there’s room for them, which Masters said leaves them exposed to damage. “We’re working in the 1950s,” he said. The Public Works Department owns between 40 and 50 vehicles: plows, construction vehicles, sand/salt trucks and others. There’s room to store seven indoors, plus whatever vehicles are being worked on in the garage. Public Works Supervisor Joe Colucci said that while the city has done a great job buying quality vehicles over the past 10 years, the lifespan of each is cut dramatically because they are exposed to the elements. “We spend a lot on vehicles, but it’s all
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just left outside to rust,” Colucci said. The department has strict policy of washing every vehicle after it’s used, but there’s no undercarriage washing system. Colucci said there’s only so much washing that can be done by a worker lying on his back under a bus, wearing a rain slicker and goggles.
New facility in the works For Gailey, getting those vehicles inside is a major benefit of a new facility. “The important part is getting that kind of equipment inside and out of the elements of the weather,” he said. “Those pieces of equipment aren’t cheap. To be able to get those inside will give us a few more years. We won’t see the wear and tear, the rusting, happening so fast.” The city is putting together a plan for a new complex at the Transfer Station property on Highland Avenue. All the work now done on O’Neil Street would move there, sharing office spaces and equipment. That built-in efficiency will save money in the long run, Gailey said.
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A concept design for a 60,000-squarefoot building to hold 60 vehicles, a significantly remodeled bus garage and a consolidated office for Public Works, Transportation and Parks and Recreation is in the works. The goal is to have indoor space for every piece of equipment. This isn’t the first time a plan has been proposed to update Public Works. In 2004, a study was commissioned to analyze the existing facility. It recommended several upgrades and expansions. But in 2005, a $4.8 million referendum to purchase the former Durastone building on Wallace Avenue for a new complex was defeated, 506-472.
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Sebago Technics is working on designs for a one- or two-story building off Highland Avenue. If all goes according to Gailey’s plan, the O’Neil Street complex will be liquidated and the land sold for
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Hands-in-the-dirt Fun for kids Ages 4 to 12! Turkey Hill Farm in Cape Elizabeth
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additional aftercare until 5pm Our Summer Day Camp offers fun, hands-on activities so your child can Our Summer Day Camp at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset offers learn about organic gardening, farm animals, and forest and pond habitats. Two Locations: fun, hands-on activities so your child can learn about organic in PROGRAM FOR OLdER kids: at Turkey Turkey Hill Farm gardening, farm animals, andFarm forest Trek! and pond habitats.Hill and Adventure program for ages 9-12 • 4 ﬁve-day sessions: July 9, 16 & 30; Aug. 6 Cape Elizabeth in Register your child today at www.farmcampkids.com or call Holly at 518-1779 the Morris Farm t se as isc W Now accepting applications for Junior Counselors ages 13-16
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Public Works from previous page residential development. That would likely be a welcome change for residents of Meeting House Hill, the neighborhood that surrounds the existing Public Works complex. The O’Neil Street complex is a sprawling, six-acre property where vehicles are moved, refueled and serviced. Sand and salt are loaded and unloaded. Employees sometimes work around the clock. Many homeowners’ back yards abut the property. In the back of the lot, out-of-use trucks and assorted construction materials sit fallow, less than 50 feet from a neighbor’s back door. And while the Public Works facility may have been there longer than many of the homes, that doesn’t make its operations any less annoying to neighbors. “Historically, the neighborhood has been very patient with those departments,” Gailey said. “But as time goes on, we hear more and more complaints about yelling in the yard all hours of the day and night, back-up signals, just general operations, really. Especially when the snow operations are going.” And while the evidence is anecdotal, the location of the
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What’s next? Gailey and his staff will meet next week with engineers to discuss the next step in planning the expansion and move of the garage. City councilors on Monday passed a first reading of Gailey’s CIP budget, which included the $10 million Public Works plan. If the project survives the upcoming budget process, it will have to win voter approval before moving forward. The $10 million price tag – or wherever the cost ends up – will have to be approved by voters. Gailey said that even though the smaller $4.8 million project failed in 2005, he thinks voters will approve this larger project as long as they see how badly it’s needed. “We’re hoping that once we show the community the facts behind the current facility and the efficiency we’re missing out on, the facility that we’re making our workers work within, voters will understand the need and priority of moving in the direction of replacement,” he said. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@theforecaster. net. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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Public Works facility could be having a deleterious effect on the housing market in Meeting House Hill: A two-story, single-family home right next to the complex gate has been on the market for more than a year. “I don’t envy him having to sell that house,” Colucci said.
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moved away from the swale. There are a few options for how to reconfigure the layout of the homes, including simply removing the duplex near the swale, but Bolton had said that 17 units were necessary to achieve the value needed to make the plan cost-effective. If units are cut from the project, he said, more money might have to be raised to offset the lost income from home sales. But Hall said that reaching a unit goal shouldn’t handcuff designers from devising a plan that works. “If we have a goal that we need to raise so much to see this happen, I think we can rally support and get behind it,” he said. “If we lose one or two (units) to accomplish a good design, we can work around that.” Ultimately, the project will have to be approved by the Planning Department, and Town Council will have to OK giving the town-owned land to Habitat for Humanity. “I’m just pleased to start putting the pieces together,” Hall said. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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Pesticides from page 1 “I’ve been in the business 31 years and even when I used to farm, we tried organics and it failed miserably,” he said on March 19. Councilor Karen D’Andrea and Planning Board Member Kerry Corthell opposed Sullivan’s plan and sent emails to residents advising them it would be up for discussion. Eventually, word reached members of Citizens for a Green Scarborough, a loosely organized coalition of residents opposed to synthetic pesticides that helped craft the organics policy. Susan DeWitt Wilder, a CGS member, said “hundreds” of emails were sent urging residents to contact Town Councilors or show up at the meeting to voice their opposition. “We spent a year working on this policy,” Wilder said. “Now, with no public involve4
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among those broken. One of the Town Council’s rules for reconsideration states that “only those council members who voted in the majority can sponsor an item for reconsideration.” Ahlquist said Wednesday that the town also consulted an attorney. Even though Sullivan was in the minority on the original vote, Ahlquist said the rules were followed. When pressed for an explanation, Ahlquist said only that “we’re very confident we followed the rules.” Despite the dispute surrounding Sullivan’s proposal, people on both sides said they are willing to negotiate an agreement. Both policies, the organic and the integrated, make room for the other approach: The existing policy allows use of synthetic pesticides on an emergency basis, and Sullivan said his proposal would have the town “use organics when they make sense.” “I was asked to sit down with the organcontinued next page
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with 1.14 million gallons produced last year. Maine was third with 360,000 gallons of syrup produced, a 14 percent increase from 2010. In 2009, USDA statistics show 395,000 gallons of syrup were produced in Maine. Tapping trees, collecting sap and the constant boiling needed during a strong sap run do not make syrup making very profitable even in a good year, the producers said. But whether they have been at it for a couple of years or a couple of decades, it is a ritual that carries its own pleasures. “I like being outside, and to take a raw product from a tree to make something delicious just boggles my mind,” Taisey said. David Harry / The Forecaster
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from page 6 in the open houses marking Maine Maple Sunday on March 25. Maples are generally tapped from mid-February to early March, and a sap run can last through April under good conditions. Taisey said there might have been a sap run earlier in February, before he began tapping trees. Once tapped, the sap runs to buckets on trees or through plastic lines to collection points. Small said his family pours collected sap into tanks in a truck and then pours it into a tank to supply a wood-fired evaporator. Maple sap is reduced to syrup through boiling. When the sap reaches about 217 degrees, it is drawn off, filtered and bottled as syrup. To accommodate the anticipated flow from tapping more trees, Noyes said she and Miller bought a larger evaporator. She said they began tapping trees on their farm land as a way to increase all around productivity. “We are trying to get more edible products,” she said. A 2011 survey of maple syrup producers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed 2011 was good for maple syrup producers, with a 43 percent increase production to 2.79 million gallons. The nationwide leader in syrup production is Vermont,
Corner intersection and general road rehabilitation. Some of that spending would come from revenue sources other than the general fund, and wouldn’t affect the tax rate. While many municipal service areas, such as public works and public service, were able to reduce spending or nearly flat-fund their budgets, the school district is pushing a budget with a nearly 10 percent increase in spending. That’s $3.5 million more in spending than this year.
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the schools have cut 42 full-time equivalent jobs. School spending was essentially flat in the same time period. In fiscal 2011, school spending actually decreased, he said. “You can’t make that kind of a reduction and expect no impact,” Entwistle said. The big jump in spending is meant to turn back the “pat-
tern of underfunding,” Entwistle said. It would reinvest in educational assets built before all the cuts – such as the foreign language program – while accelerating the focus on a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. While the increase is substantial, less than one third of new spending will go directly to new or reinvested student programming. About $1.1 million is debt service on the new Wentworth Intermediate School and another $1.1 million is contractually obligated labor spending. Knowing this, the School Board said Entwistle’s budget proposal is a reasonable effort to stop the bleeding. “A large part of this is debt service, reconciliation,” board member Aymie Hardesty said. “As you go through the numbers, we have to keep in mind that only a small number is for increasing education for the children.” The School Board is expected to pass its final budget on April 24. The next day, the Town Council and School Board will meet for a final budget workshop before the council’s final reading on the complete budget on May 2. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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ics side, with their attorney, to discuss the issue and hey, I’m willing to do that,” he said Wednesday. Peoples, the pro-organics attorney, said that without compromising the goal of an organic-first policy, she’s also hopeful that a compromise can be reached. “We all have the same goal in mind,” she said. “Even Councilor Sullivan’s revised policy would have room to implement organic policies and products first and foremost. We’re all willing to get together toward that goal.” Hall, who is ultimately responsible for town property management, said he and his staff prefer an organic approach, but understand there may be limitations. “The way I view the revised policy, and it remains to be seen if it gets passed, is that it has the same intent (as the current policy),” he said.
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