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Vol. 10, No. 14

News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

School supporters plead for tax hike By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — Proponents on Wednesday urged the City Council to support tax increases to fund next year’s city and school budgets.

The show of support came during a public hearing where officials proposed a fiscal 2012 operating budget of $69.2 million, a $2 million increase over current spending.

That budget, which includes county spending and a more than $1 million surcharge to fund the high school bond, would increase property taxes by 2.74 percent, adding an esti-

mated 43 cents to the city’s mil rate of $15.70. Parents – many wearing bright green stickers with “schools” written on them – filled council chambers in

‘I absolutely love it. It’s my calling’ Years after accident, Monica Quimby is a college teacher and pageant queen By Bonnie Washuk SOUTH PORTLAND — From her wheelchair, Monica Quimby wrote the word “chytrids” on the board. She lectured her Southern Maine Community College biology class about the primitive parasite. “It looks like and seems like a bacteria.” But it’s a fungus, she said. “The reason it’s a fungi is it replicates like a fungi. It has similar cell walls.” Students, who looked about the same age as Quimby, diligently took notes as she lectured. The class continued going over other kinds of fungus, how they feed and reproduce. Quimby, who became paralyzed five years ago See page 28

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Maine PUC rejects complaint against CMP By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA —The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday rejected a complaint that sought reconsideration of the commission’s 2010 approval of Central Maine Power Co.’s “smart” electric meter program. The complaint was one of seven before the commission that oppose the CMP program. The others are still pending. At the Statehouse, meanwhile, two bills before the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on See page 27

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Monica Quimby, 24, of Scarborough, explains fungi to her Biology 1 class at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Quimby was paralyzed four years ago in a skiing accident, but did not let that deter her from completing her undergraduate and master’s degrees.

City, investors reach agreement for film studio at armory By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — The on-again, off-again effort to bring a film production studio to the former Maine Army National Guard Armory is officially on again. Although neither side would release details, representatives of both the city and the soundstage investors said they have successfully resolved their differences. “I believe we now have a tentative agreement, with final approval before the council

support of the budget approved Monday night by the School Board. The nearly $34.1 million

sometime in May,” Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said. The City Council on Monday met in executive session for about two hours with Cape Elizabeth resident Eric Matheson, a film-industry technician with more than 40 years in the business, who leads the investors. His group would like to film movies, television shows and commercials in the Broadway building, which would also house other industry-related professionals and businesses.

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Matheson, who previously expressed concerns over the city’s “final” offer, said he presented the council with a counter-offer. He said on Tuesday that all of the outstanding issues were resolved in Monday’s two-hour meeting. “I can’t reveal the exact time frame or other details at this stage,” Matheson said in an email. “But suffice it to say that ‘Fore River Sound Stages’ will in fact become a (reality) this year.” City Manager Jim Gailey said

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the two sides addressed about a dozen issues on Monday and agreed on a lease that would give the investors an option to buy the building. “Other than that it was a finetuning of the lease language,” Gailey said. Matheson, whose more than 84 film technical credits include “Empire Falls,” “Ironweed,” “Crocodile Dundee II” and “Cider House Rules,” said he is confident the sound stage See page 36

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Dill, Maietta in Senate District 7 race By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — The race to replace Democratic Sen. Larry Bliss in Maine Senate District 7 looks like it’s boiling down to a longtime South Portland businessman and a sitting state representative from Cape Elizabeth. Republicans and Democrats caucused last week to select their nominees for a May 10 special election to fill the seat, which represents South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Bliss is resigning as of April 15 to take a job in California. Janet Love, Cumberland See page 33


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Conservation district honors Billings for environmental reporting GORHAM — Staff writer Randy Billings of The Forecaster was among nine individuals and groups honored March 30 at the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual meeting. Billings, who covers South Portland and Portland for the weekly newspaper, was named the district’s Journalist of the Year for his reporting on environmental issues, including stories on the restoration of the Long Creek Watershed. Tamara Lee Pinard said Billings demonstrated a commitment to accurately reporting complex storm-water and wetlands issues in a way that keeps them in the forefront of people’s minds. “What is impressive is that he has a clear grasp of the issues,” she said. South Portland engineering firm Deluca-Hoffman Associates received the district’s Contractor of the Year award for its no-charge work toward improving the Long Creek Watershed and other projects. Jim Katsiaficas, of the Portland law

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Scarborough council scraps plan for community center Wentworth project moves forward without maintaining old building

By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council reached consensus Wednesday on a plan to fully demolish the Wentworth Intermediate School and build a new school in its place, rather than maintaining a portion of the school for a community center. Six of the seven councilors favored the plan. Chairwoman Judy Roy was opposed. The decision came after a more than two-hour meeting Monday where Roy and several other town officials expressed a desire to maintain part of the existing building for a community center, while other councilors, School Board and Wentworth Building Committee members worried putting a new school project and a community center project on the ballot would sink both projects. The failure of a proposal to replace the Wentworth School and the middle school in 2006 was blamed by many on

its high cost and a lack of communication to voters. “Our No. 1 goal has been to package this for success,” Town Manager Tom Hall said Monday. Members of the building committee indicated they unanimously supported a plan that would demolish and replace the entire Wentworth building, which has been plagued with air-quality problems, including asbestos discovered in the windows last summer and mold in the utility tunnels under the school. But Roy said she would like to see part of the building preserved and renovated for the town’s community programs. “There are seniors in this town that have no place to gather,” she said Monday. On Wednesday, she again expressed support for keeping the Wentworth building. “It is a need for a community center,

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not just a want,” Roy said. “I’m not convinced the current Wentworth building is in such dire straits that it can’t be renovated.” Space in the Wentworth building is now used by community programs that will be available in the new building. However, additional programs cannot be added and the preschool program operated at the Bessworth School will have to find a new home or be eliminated. Councilor Michael Wood said he did not think it was the proper time to present another costly building project. “This scares me, frankly,” he said Monday. “Yes, it’s an asset we’ve bought and paid for, but we’ll keep paying for it. ... We can’t ask the citizens for two projects of this size at the same time.” Hall presented an estimate of just over $1 million to convert the approximately

50,000-square-foot existing school into a community center, which the town’s preschool could utilize when the Bessworth School is demolished. However, due to space constraints, if part of Wentworth were to be maintained, the town would have to spend approximately $550,000 mitigating some nearby wetlands. “It’s been said these are overly opti-

Smokers get a reprieve on Scarborough beaches Latest budget proposal includes nearly 3.9% tax hike

By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — Councilors on Wednesday delayed action on a proposed ban on smoking on any town-owned beach. The Town Council voted 4-3, with Councilors Michael Wood, Carol Rancourt and Karen D’Andrea opposed, to table an amendment to the town’s parks and recreation ordinance that would ban tobacco products on town-owned property and require smokers use designated smoking areas.

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Under the proposal, anyone cited for smoking on the beach would be fined $500. Some councilors questioned the town’s ability to enforce such a law. “I believe (emergency) dispatch will be inundated with calls for smoking on the beach,” Councilor Richard Sullivan Jr. said. Rancourt, a cancer survivor who said she is personally affected by second-hand smoke, immediately disagreed. “I think it falls into same category as dogs on beach,” she said. “There are many things that are against the law, and we don’t ask the Police Department to be

there enforcing them all the time.” Councilor Jessica Holbrook moved to table the amendment and instead suggested adoption of a resolution to “ease

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Bail system best Maine can afford, or threat to due process?

Third in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on “Maine’s bail system: a 19th century holdover.” Next: How to improve the system. By Naomi Schalit, John Christie, Mary Helen Miller and Emily Guerin Jon Gale, a Portland attorney, periodically serves as “lawyer of the day” in district court, representing defendants in arraignments. The defendants have already had their bail set by one of the state’s bail commissioners, independent contractors whose position was created by the Legislature 128 years ago. What Gale sees in those bail decisions demonstrates one of the problems in the state’s system for setting bail for most defendants – an inconsistency that concerns some legal experts. “You see people with similar backgrounds and similar facts get different bails set, but you don’t know why,” Gale said. “There are times when a bail commissioner sets personal recognizance (a promise to appear in court) on an OUI, with a high blood alcohol content. Other times there will be a $500 cash (bail) on a comparably low blood alcohol content OUI.” Judges, who set bail in major cases and can overrule a bail commissioner’s bail, also have to rely on their judgment for setting bail. But they are trained legal experts, law school graduates who have passed the rigorous bar exam. On the other hand, there are no educational requirements to be a bail commissioner, no test and no certification. They are not even paid Forecaster 12byXthe state, but get their compensation directly from the people arrested.

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Critics say the limited training and expertise, the inconsistency in how bails are set and other factors, such as having the bail commissioners paid by the people whose bail they set, reveal a system in need of updating. Marie VanNostrand is a Florida-based criminal justice consultant who conducted a 2006 pre-trial justice study for Maine. She said she doesn’t think the one day of training for bail commissioners is sufficient. “There’s a lot of legal and constitutional education that any judicial official – a bail commissioner or a magistrate or judge – should have in order to be skilled in setting the appropriate bail,” she said. “One day would be very challenging to provide that degree of education and training on the material that really a judicial official should be armed with to make these types of decisions.”

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low risk and can be released on PR, then they are paid nothing. The study said that’s an incentive to charge bail when it may not be necessary. If there is a cash bail, commissioners then tack on to that “bill” to the defendant their own $60 fee. Or they may set a bail at an amount that they’ve calculated will leave enough money in the defendant’s pockets to also pay the $60 fee. In that instance, said the study, bail may have been set artificially low so the defendant has money left over for the commissioner’s fee. A third problem – one the bail commissioners complain about – is that continued page 26

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Recent arrest logs show this bail being set frequently for a wide variety of crimes. For example, between Dec. 9 and 12, 2010, seven out of 12 bails were $3,000 unsecured for a range of crimes: domestic assault, criminal restraint, operating under the influence, obstructing reporting of a crime and driving after suspension. When asked why this bail was assigned so frequently, Elena Barker, a bail commissioner from Franklin County, said, “$3,000 is something we use in our area.” She added that the three bail commissioners from Franklin County have lived in the area for “a length of time” and all use this amount. Several of the bail commissioners interviewed were given the details of a real arrest and asked how they would decide the bail. Most said they would want to know if the defendant had ties to the state or failures to appear in court. But they each had their own set of questions about the defendant and opinions about which factors were most important. Richard Ross, a bail commissioner in Pis-

cataquis County, said it would be important to know if the defendant cooperated when arrested. He also would want to know if the defendant has a job that jail time might interrupt, if he “comes from a nice family” or if he has children at home who depend on him. Audrey Street, a bail commissioner in Penobscot County, said she would want to know if there were drugs or alcohol involved. Bob Whitman, a bail commissioner in Washington County, said that it would be important to know where the defendant was from and if he had been arrested before. “If it’s a local kid, first-time offense, never been in trouble,” Whitman would set an unsecured bail, but if the defendant is from out of town he would “go with a higher cash bail.” Troy Obar, a bail commissioner in Aroostook County said, “I’m sure you’re finding almost every bail commissioner bases his decision on something different.” The variation in bail-setting practices can continued next page

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“The current system for compensating Bail Commissioners is fraught with potential conflicts and difficulties.” — 2006 study of Maine’s pretrial system Five years later, those potential conflicts still exist. The conflict begins with the way bail commissioners are paid. Not by the county or the state, but by the people who are arrested. Bail commissioners decide if a person just arrested can be released for “free” on personal recognizance (PR) or have to pay bail – cash or a promise to pay cash if they don’t show up for their trial. If commissioners go though the trouble of taking the phone call from the police and decide the defendant is

‘Whatever is normal’ Most bail commissioners and judges agree that because every defendant has a unique set of circumstances, setting bail is subjective and a formula too restrictive. But they also widely acknowledge that bail setting practices vary by county and commissioner. “I’m always amazed by the bail that gets set in different counties,” Cumberland County bail commissioner Barbara Gimaux said. “But I don’t think it matters, I honestly don’t. Whatever is normal in your house is OK for your family.” What’s normal in Franklin County is $3,000 unsecured bail, which is a promise to pay $3,000 if you miss your court date.

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Bail from previous page be a problem, attorney Gale explained. “A person who is poor and has the misfortune of someone setting bail at a higher level will remain in jail for the same type of offense” as somebody else who was released on a lower bail, he said. According to Mark Rubin, research associate in justice policy at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, “people who are stuck in jail have families and jobs, and if they’re not a threat to society, then having them in jail has no benefit.” Unnecessary jail time also means unnecessary government spending. For example, Mark Westrum said it costs an average of $161 per day to keep a defendant in the Lincoln County-Sagadahoc County jail, where he is administrator.

Bail ‘not a science’ Robert Mullen, the deputy chief district judge who oversees the state’s bail commissioners, said, “We don’t have graphs that say, ‛Second offense for an OUI, (defendant is from) Massachusetts, bang ‘em. Firstoffense OUI, next-door neighbor, give ’em a ride home. ... We don’t have those. It is truly an art, not a science.” But bail commissioner Bob Whitman said he wished that there were more guidance. “They don’t tell you how much to set cash bails for,” he said. “It would be nice if they could tell you that.” Because there is little preparation for actually deciding how to set bail, Mullen encourages new commissioners to shadow experienced ones. But in some cases, this can lead to new commissioners adopting the idiosyncratic practices of veteran commissioners. Peter Dufour, a Penobscot County bail commissioner with 29 years of experience, often lets new commissioners shadow him. He tells them to “look at the papers, and see what the judge is charging for fines.” That way, he reasons, if the defendant does not show up for court, at least the state can apply the uncollected bail to the fine. In Oxford County, commissioner Gene Shanor also considers the potential fine while setting bail: “If I have a glimmer as to what the fine would be, I try to hit close to it.” However, West Bath District Court Judge Joseph Field called that method of setting bail “inappropriate because the guy might be innocent.” Judge Mullen echoed that sentiment. “Hopefully they didn’t attribute that to training, or at least any training I was involved in,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense to me to set bail over what the defendant might be found to pay if they are found guilty,” he said. The bail manual, citing state law, lays out a set of “factors to be considered” in setting bail. Most of the factors cited by bail commissioners are in it, but others are not, such as the amount of the possible fine of if the defendant comes from a “nice family.” But the law also allows much discretion: “This list is not exhaustive,” it states. “What the statute wants you to do is to consider everything about the defendant that could reasonably bear on whether he/ she will: appear for trial, refrain from committing new crimes, and otherwise respect the integrity of the judicial process, as well as considering how to reasonably ensure the safety of others in the community.”

Call for certification Westrum, the jail administrator and a former sheriff, said, “There’s not a good


enough standardized system for bail commissioners to follow. “ If he had his way, he said, bail commissioners would be certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. “Bail commissioners are such an integral part of the criminal justice system, they should have to hold the same certifications (law enforcement holds),” he said. Kennebec County District Attorney Evert Fowle also thinks bail commissioners would benefit from more than just one day of initial training. “I think they should have continuing education to maintain their bail commissioner status,” he said.

Second to Mississippi Judges Mullen and John David Kennedy of West Bath District Court both cited lack of funding as the reason that certain aspects of the system haven’t been changed. “You need to understand the context in which we’re operating. Maine has the least well-funded judicial system of any state in the country, except perhaps, Mississippi,” Kennedy said. “Because we don’t have any money, I don’t think we’ll need to worry about a new system any time soon,” said Mullen, in the


bail commissioner training video. But both judges also said that they think Maine’s bail-setting system works just fine. “Given what we pay for the bail commissioner system, which is essentially nothing, I think it works pretty good,” Mullen said in the video. “I think Maine’s bail system is superior to any other one I’ve ever seen,” Kennedy said. However, Shenna Bellows, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, said the inconsistencies in the bail commissioner system suggests a degree of “arbitrariness” that raises “constitutional issues.” “The lack of a systematic approach to bails clearly undermines due process rights for defendants,” she said. The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a non-partisan, non-profit journalism organization based in Hallowell. Naomi Schalit and John Christie are senior reporters; Emily Guerin, now a staff writer at The Forecaster, and Mary Helen Miller were interns with the center after graduating from Bowdoin College. The center can be reached at and online at

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South Portland extends tax break for Fairchild Move comes as National Semiconductor agrees to buyout by Texas Instruments By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a more than 10-year extension to a tax break for Fairchild Semiconductor. The move comes during a time of flux for the city’s semiconductor industry, which employees about 2,000 people. Last week, Fairchild announced it changed the designation of its corporate headquarters from South Portland to Sili-

ZBA likely to approve beach parking SCARBOROUGH — A new parking lot, picnic area and beach access point at Scarborough Beach is closer to reality. After a more than six-hour meeting, members of the Zoning Board of Appeals reached consensus last week on allowing a special exception to the land use ordinance for outdoor recreation on Black Point Road property owned by the Sprague Corp. The ZBA concluded that 370 parking spaces is appropriate for the proposed location. Sprague Corp. initially asked for 500 parking spaces for a new grass-andgravel parking lot. However, neighbors have objected to the proposal, based on potential traffic, noise and odor implications.

con Valley in California. Although the redesignation is not expected to affect local jobs, the company previously announced the layoff of 120 workers. And just this week, National Semiconductor announced it is being purchased by Texas Instruments for $6.5 billion. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said the sale should have no impact on employment in South Portland. Fairchild representatives first met with

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the City Council in February to ask for an extension for the tax break that is set to expire in July. The groups then went into an executive session to discuss proprietary information. The city had previously renewed the Fairchild Tax Increment Financing District with the state. But instead of sharing

News briefs The town attorney will now draft a legal finding and the Sprague Corp. will put together an alternate site plan. The ZBA will vote on the findings and new plan at its next meeting, April 13.

Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Portland, Westbrook and Falmouth, METRO spokeswoman Denise Beck said in a press release. Beck said the current METRO monthly pass for $40 will no longer be sold, but

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Public comment on budget to begin in Cape Elizabeth CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed $31.3 million fiscal 2012 budget at a public hearing on Monday, April 11. The $21.1 million school budget was unanimously approved by the School Board on March 22 and the Town Council finished review of the $8.9 million municipal budget on March 21. The pro-

with the company the tax revenue the district sheltered from the state, the city hoped to keep more of that money for projects eligible under state guidelines. Fairchild, which has had the tax break since 1995, has received between $180,000 and $500,000 in recent years through the arrangement. City Manager Jim Gailey said the amendment would split TIF revenues continued page 27

posed tax rate would increase 42 cents, or 2.4 percent, from $17.86 per $1,000 of assessed value to $18.28. The Finance Committee, a committee of the whole Town Council, met Wednesday to receive and review the school and community services budgets. The council will review the budget on Monday, April 11, and provide residents with an opportunity to comment. The public will have another chance to comment at the Monday, April 25, council meeting before the council votes to approve a school budget. Residents will vote in the school budget validation referendum on Tuesday, May 10. On Monday, April 11, councilors are also expected to discuss roosters in residential neighborhoods. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall council chambers.

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The science of Styrofoam balls and hot glue sticks Next to the words, “I want to get my pilot’s license,” few things uttered by a 12-year-old can strike fear into the heart of a parent quite like the No Sugar phrase, “I need to go to the arts and crafts supply store for my science project.” If you live in the northeast, you head to a place like A.C. Moore. Or Michael’s. Seemingly benign chain stores dedicated to the sale of “crafty” stuff that many people believe they need; thereby assisting them in the “crafting” of items that seldom serve to give either “art” or “craft” a good name. Sandi Amorello At first, everyone is all smiles. You go through the shiny glass doors and are propelled into a world of happiness and sunshine. Opulent displays of fluorescent faux flowers, lush plastic greenery and candy-making paraphernalia. Then you reach the aisles that are the apparent Holy Grail of all science project disciples, where shelves overfloweth with Styrofoam balls, plastic beads, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, glittering paints and a wide assortment of other items that are obvious future candidates for the big transfer station in the sky. Then, just as you are lulled into complacency, things turn ugly. In my experience, any trip to the arts and crafts store for


science project supplies ultimately results in one or more of the following: • A crabby child. • A crabby parent. • A fistfight between said parent and said child. • A parent biting their tongue, thereby preventing the use of certain words not generally sanctioned by the child’s teachers. These thoughts occupy my mind at the moment because it’s spring, and to the chagrin of many a parent, time also for the dreaded sixth-grade “atom model” project. The first time one assists a child in their completion of this task, it’s not so bad. By your third child, however, one’s tolerance level is running a bit low. How many ways can there be to build an atom? And don’t they already have enough of these testaments to a parent’s patience dangling from America’s middle school classroom ceilings? Granted, they are astonishingly precise scientific replicas, but at times, it seems the main point of the project is to avoid the cost of a professional interior decorator. And so I found myself once again in the wonderful world of thick ‘n’ tacky glue, and empty wooden plaques awaiting decoupage disaster. After much debate over the correct size of Styrofoam ball required to recreate the nucleus of an atom, (who knew Styrofoam balls, comically packaged in pairs, could cost $5.99?), we moved on to the sewing aisle. This resulted in the acquisition of $4.99 worth of pins, and a parental threat to create a voodoo doll of every science teacher who has ever crossed my path. After much sighing, interspersed with moments of brilliance, we were finally ready to pay for our goods. As I swiped my debit card through the familiar machine, I

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kept my eyes firmly focused on the display of baseballornamented Pez dispensers. Anything to avoid glancing up at the number on the register screen. In the grand scheme of things, $28.96 is not a large sum of money, and at any standard grocery store, would only yield enough food to sustain a growing teenage boy for approximately 13 hours. But $28.96 to build an atom model? Please. That could have gone toward something much more important. Like a nice bottle of wine. To lower my blood pressure. Last night, I asked my eighth-grader, Harold, if he remembered what his sixth-grade “manganese model” had looked like. But for his recollection that it was now at the bottom of a dumpster somewhere, he remembered nothing of his project. All I remembered was that it had run more than $30 in craft store supplies. After having managed and financed the various science projects of my three wonderful children over the course of the past decade, the idea that a consortium of middle schools secretly owns the local A.C. Moore is no longer just some kooky conspiracy theory. Someone’s getting a cut of the profit on these pom-poms and hot glue sticks. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it’s not me. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at or contact her at Comment on this story at:


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Portland thrives on flight of fancy Recently, I saw Portland Stage Company’s world premier production of Gregory Hischak’s “The Center of Gravity.” The play is a re-imagining of the invention of the airplane. Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, Short where they ran first a print shop and then a bicycle shop. They never married. Wilbur, the older brother, died in 1912, at the age of 45, of typhoid fever. Orville was born in 1871 and lived to the age of 76. They are credited with inventing the airplane. The fundamental challenge was to overcome gravity using thrust and lift, and to fly under control without crashing. Several of the Halsey Frank brothers’ competitors believed that the key to flight was power. Some focused their efforts on building bigger engines. The Wrights developed an effective drive train consisting of a lightweight, aluminum-block engine to be their power source, and an extremely efficient (for its day) laminated wood propeller. Together, these generated an enviable amount of thrust.


Harness industry deserves support I can remember when I was a 7-year-old struck by the beauty and power of the fantastic creatures, who sped around the track at fairgrounds, and it was from an even earlier age that I knew I was in love with horses, and was destined to spend my life caring and loving for these gentle animals. I’m now 21 years old, and I’ve had the privilege of working with horses for more than 16 years. I am a newcomer to the actual business

The Wrights tested their flying machine at Kill Devil Hills, a set of dunes near Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. At the time, it was a relatively inaccessible and secluded place, with a good, steady breeze, well-suited for conducting experiments in flight. The brothers also tested scale models in a wind tunnel back home in Dayton. As a result, they discovered an error in the coefficient used to calculate air pressure and the lifting power of various wing shapes. They used their understanding to create more effective, relatively narrow, cambered wings for their craft. The Wrights’ most decisive advantage in the race to be the first to fly may have been their belief that control was more important than power. They developed a system to control their plane’s motion in three axes: a front elevator to control pitch, or the tendency of a plane’s nose to move up and down; wing warping to control roll, or the tendency of a plane to roll to one side along the axis of its fuselage; and a rear rudder to control yaw, or the tendency of a plane to skew left or right of its horizontal direction of travel. On Dec. 17, 1902, Orville flew “The Flyer” for 12 seconds for 120 feet. But the brothers had trouble getting recognized for their achievement. The press, the U.S. government, and Europeans were slow to give them credit. To this day, there are those who argue that the brothers were not the first to fly and that others before and after them were. Hischak makes a few big changes in the brothers’ story.

of harness racing. While the fairgrounds and trips to Scarborough Downs were a look at another world of horses, I’ve come to understand the daily pressures that these people face. The current paddock area at Scarborough Downs shows what an echo the once-magnificent facility has become. It is an uphill battle these Mainers face, with increases in hay, feed, and board prices, and interest in racing down. Due to the lack of interest in 2010, the revenue from Hollywood Slots, which

The biggest is that the brothers weren’t the first to fly, that they never pulled it all together and got aloft. The second change is to imagine that both brothers were in love with the same beautiful, intelligent woman, and that she helped them solve some of the technical problems inhibiting them in their effort to fly. This character, named Margot, marries the younger, level-headed Orville over the ebullient Wilbur, whom Hischak kills in a test flight. The play is presented as a non-linear collage of vignettes from the brothers’ lives: their growing up together, competing with each other, annoying each other, inspiring each other, loving each other and Margot, building and testing their flying machines. The set is minimalist with only a ramp, a ladder, a rug, a bed, a couch, and a model airplane suspended from above. The actors’ performances are uniformly terrific. In the process, the play explores themes such as who gets credit for accomplishment. Those who deserve it, whose efforts produce the achievement, or those who promote themselves and attract attention? Is any one person really the inventor of anything, or are all human achievements the culmination of group efforts, and inventors just lucky ones in the right place at the right time? The play questions the value of accuracy and inaccuracy, truth and fiction. Accurate information may facilitate progress, while inaccurate information may obstruct it. But mistakes, misconceptions, failures, and distortions can be entertaining and provocative, if not inspiring, enlightening, and instrumental to achievement. That’s what I call great art. We’ve got it here in Portland. At Portland Stage and other venues. It’s part of what makes this a great little city. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.

assists Scarborough Downs, was lower than anticipated, resulting in a purse drop for races for the coming season – another blow to the community, who depend on race purses for income. I would like to invite everyone to come visit Scarborough Downs, to watch these majestic animals race, and get lost in the excitement and joy that harness racing brings me. Maybe, out there is another girl who will fall in love with horses, and help carry harness racing in Maine into another generation. Anna Kupel Scarborough

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Let me offer some perspective after your March 23 article about “Secret Beach.” At the center of this long-running dispute is a legal agreement which was entered into between The Broad Cove Shore Association and Paul Woods for the use of a walkway over his land, which accesses the beach. The agreement allows residents of Broad Cove to use the walkway and beach for a fee and includes many restrictions relating to permitted activities and times of use.

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Owners of homes in the Jordan Farms section of Broad Cove (the J Lot owners, as distinguished from everyone else in Broad Cove) claimed that they have deeded rights of easement over Woods’ land to access the beach and that therefore, they are not subject to the conditions of use and the restrictions thereon set forth in the agreement with the BCSA. The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine affirmed that position. The J Lot owners and guests may use the easement and beach anytime, without fee, and without restrictions. The court also ruled that Woods does not have legal title to the beach or shore in front of his home and therefore cannot restrict recreation to “fishing, fowling and navigating,” as he claimed. Issues which remain for the courts involve balancing the use of the walkway and beach by residents and the security of the Woods property. Thomas R. McNaboe J Lot owners lead counsel Cumberland Foreside

Beach parking comes at a cost I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make “a little” income. Might he consider selling it to Scarborough Land Trust, Nature Conservancy, or Maine Audubon? Existing beach parking, bath facilities and access could be sorely improved upon at Scarborough Beach State Park. Why not improve upon what we have rather than create unnecessary destruction of land. Marilyn Fraktman Scarborough

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Beem on target in criticism of LePage Edgar Allen Beem’s column titled “LePage Displays a Lack of Respect” has so appropriately targeted a very serious concern with the current governor of Maine. The governor’s total lack of respect for the majority of voters and the crude insults directed toward his opponents and the many Mainers that he so glibly characterizes as “special-interest groups” is fast eroding the confidence that residents of Maine deserve to have in anyone elected to the state’s top administrative post. In just three months Gov. LePage has squandered whatever small amount of respect the majority of Mainers (the 62 percent of the electorate that didn’t vote for him) might have allowed him when he took office. He has called damaging national attention to the business and political climate here and seriously undermined the notion of “Maine, the way life should be.” How much more of this political erosion should the people of Maine have to endure? I hope we can trust our legislators, Republicans and Democrats alike, to return Maine to a more a positive and productive course. John B. Fossum, Falmouth

Beem represents the new silent majority Edgar Allen Beem is a necessary oasis to offset the tsunami force that has gripped Maine and Mainers. I find his position a reflection of America and Americans that exists, deserves to exist, and has the right to exist. The tea party conservatives don’t think so. A minority they are in Maine and in the U.S., but they are portrayed by media as if they own America, are true Americans and patriots, are the pure interpreters of the Constitution. Soon they will be hoisting their Bibles along with their flags to put the final nail in the coffins of the rest, today’s “silent majority.” But this is no reason to compromise with them. Compromise with right-wing Republicans has shown that placating the abuser only exacerbates their cruelty. America is not a monopoly of one group, party, religion or ethnic group. The tea party wishes it to be something it isn’t and something it never will become. I detect a hint of defeat in Beem’s latest writings. I disagree that artists and writers should detach from government support; this is to capitulate to market forces. Also, NPR and CPR have a right to exist with government funding; this franchise was won after long struggles in the 1970s and has since existed with bipartisan support. Louis D. Brandeis by now must be turning in his grave. The tea party/conservative game is money, wealth and control, not the Constitution, job creation or fiscal responsibility. Brandeis might be spinning, but Sinclair Lewis isn’t. He’s saying: I warned you. Michael T. Bucci, Damariscotta

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Heartache and home improvement Carolyn and I have had a few home improvement projects going since last fall and I sure hope we can wrap them up by summer. My nerves are frayed from living in a state of constant flux, not knowing where anything is half the time, reflexively turning the wrong way to put something in a fridge that has wandered across the kitchen after 30 years, fretting that there seems to be less The Universal room in the new cabinets than in the old. My lovely wife is an optimistic, can-do kind of person who always thinks anything is possible and she can probably do it herself. I’m a pessimist. My motto is “Nothing’s ever easy.” I know I can’t do anything myself. Left to my own devices I would probably just let the house fall Edgar Allen Beem down around me rather than undertake major repairs and renovations. Were it not for my incredibly helpful brother the plumber, we would have been living without a sink for close to a month now. Apparently that’s what people do when they renovate their kitchens, either make-do without a sink or move out. Paul came over and popped the sink out so the counter guys could make a template and then put it back in temporarily so we wouldn’t have to wash dishes in the bathtub. When we had the floor tiled in the only bathroom we have, Paul pulled the toilet and replaced it twice. Still, even living without a toilet for 24 hours is a challenge. Carolyn was conveniently away over night, but the dog and I never go anywhere. Good thing we have understanding neighbors and woods behind the house. Last week, the new dishwasher arrived, or almost arrived. The delivery guy called from the top of the street to report that the town had posted seasonal weight limits. I’d either have to come pick up the washer, wait until May 1 when the heavy weight ban was lifted, or get the town to grant an exemp-


tion that had to be faxed to New Hampshire before the truck could complete the delivery. So the burly, young deliveryman jammed the dishwasher into the trunk of my Hyundai, I secured it with a bungee cord, and then drove very slowly back down to the house where I was just able to horse the dishwasher up onto the back porch. Paul will be by to install it when the new counter top arrives – if it ever does. We ordered the stone counter top back when we ordered the new kitchen cabinets, but last week we were informed that it is back-ordered and won’t be available for another couple of weeks. Meanwhile I have patched together a counter top out of old cabinet doors and pieces of wallboard. Speaking of wallboard, I’ve learned a thing or two about putting up the stuff as a result of these renovations. I’ve learned not only to measure twice and cut once, but also not to do it in a bathroom before you’ve figured out where the new vanity is going to go. In order to center the medicine chest over the new vanity, I ended up having to take down a day’s worth of wallboard and re-hang it. “Heartbreaking,” was all my buddy Don, who did most of the work, could say. I’ve also learned a valuable lesson about marble. Searching for a bathroom counter, I found a marble display model that was just perfect and half-price. I loaded it into the backseat and proudly hauled it home to show Carolyn, who loves a bargain more than I do. When I climbed into the car to retrieve my luxurious prize, I placed my knee lightly on the matching marble back-splash, which instantly snapped in two like a sugar wafer. Who knew marble was so brittle? No wonder all those Greek statues lost their arms. At the moment, we’re just waiting for the kitchen counter to arrive. Then we’ll order new flooring and that should be it. I say, “should be,” because something tells me it won’t. Nothing’s ever easy. 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:

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Summonses 3/26 at 2:06 p.m. Dean Alexander Mallis, 56, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Cottage Road by Officer Theodore Sargent on a charge of operating after suspension. 3/29 at 2:41 p.m. Cayla Dadiego, 21, of Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Andrew Nelson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 3/31 at 2:16 p.m. Vernon L. Pendergrass, 20, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Sawyer Street by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/31 at 4:09 p.m. Steven McGrath, 21, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of possession of marijuana. 3/31 at 5:38 p.m. Charles Vassie, 31, of New Gloucester, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of possession of scheduled drugs. 3/31 at 7:54 p.m. Kristopher S. Dunn, 18, of Cape Neddick, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Jeffrey Pooler on charges of sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 4/1 at 9 p.m. Gaige S. Hamilton, 18, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Shots 3/38 at 1:46 p.m. Officer John Bostwick took back-to-back reports of criminal mischief on Linton Street. The windows of two vehicles, a pick-up truck and a sports utility vehicle, were reportedly shot out overnight by an unknown object, causing an estimated $800 in total damage.

Fallen 3/29 at 2:50 a.m. Police responded to a report of a general disturbance along the 600 block of

3/29 at 7:51 p.m. Police were called to the 300 block of Highland Avenue for a report of a weapon. A teenage girl reportedly told police she was threatened by a boy with a knife following an argument between two groups of at least five teens who knew each other. The boy fled before police arrived, but was later located. The case remains under investigation.

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3/30 at 12:16 p.m. Officer Shane Stephenson was flagged down by motorist who reportedly found a safe lying in the road. Police are currently trying to identify the owner.

Fire calls

3/30 at 8:35 a.m. False alarm, Foden Road. 3/30 at 2:58 p.m. Building fire, Powers Road. 3/30 at 7:06 p.m. Hazardous materials investigation, Maine Mall Road. 3/30 at 9:19 p.m. Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire, Sawyer Street. 3/30 at 9:20 p.m. Smoke detector with no fire, Maine Mall Road. 3/30 at 10:01 p.m. Smoke detector with no fire, Ocean Street. 3/31 at 11:59 a.m. Natural gas leak, John Roberts Road. 3/31 at 1:47 p.m. Smoke detector malfunction, Berwick Road. 3/31 at 3:26 p.m. Biological hazard investigation, Foden Road. 4/1 at 7:23 a.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Interstate 295. 4/1 at 8:13 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Pine Street. 4/1 at 8:14 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Alfred Street. 4/1 at 8:44 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Spurwink Avenue. 4/1 at 9:01 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Alfred Street. 4/1 at 10:07 a.m. Vehicle accident with no injuries, Highland Avenue. 4/1 at 10:34 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Randall Street. 4/1 at 11:28 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Robinson Street. 4/1 at 11:35 p.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Marcelle Avenue. 4/1 at 12:13 p.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Sawyer Street. 4/1 at 12:25 p.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Lincoln Street. 4/1 at 12:29 p.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Holden Street. 4/1 at 3:37 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Maine Mall Road. 4/1 at 5:07 p.m. Hazardous materials investigation, John Roberts Road. 4/2 at 10:03 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down, Scammon Street. 4/2 at 6:08 p.m. Other service call, Surfsite Road. 4/2 at 6:29 p.m. Oil or other combustible liquid spill, Front Street. 4/2 at 7:01 p.m. Water problem, Stanley Road. 4/3 at 12:36 a.m. Carbon monoxide detector, Wainwright Circle. 4/3 at 11:38 a.m. Smoke or odor removal, Burnham Road. 4/3 at 4:32 p.m. Smoke or odor removal, Main Street. 4/3 at 5:23 p.m. Natural gas odor investigation, Cottage Road. 4/4 at 3:18 p.m. False alarm, Broadway. 4/4 at 10:14 a.m. False alarm, Preble Street. 4/4 at 3:28 p.m. Assist police or other agency, Maine Mall Road. 4/4 at 4:03 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Lincoln Street. 4/4 at 8:12 p.m. Water problem, Gorham Road. 4/4 at 9:39 p.m. Smoke odor investigation, Pleasant Street.

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from previous page 4/5 at 8:02 a.m. Natural gas odor investigation, Clemons Street.

EMS South Portland emergency medical services responded to 56 calls from March 30 to April 5.

Cape Elizabeth Arrests 3/29 at 12:45 a.m. Jacob Michael Alexander, 19 of Edwards Street, Portland, was arrested by Officer Rory Diffin on Ocean House Road on a charge of operating without a license in violation of restriction. 3/31 at 1:10 p.m. David Roberto Goodglass, 18, of Blueberry Lane, was arrested by Officer Rory Diffin on Mitchell Road in South Portland on charges of operating under the influence, operating without a license in violation of restriction, illegal transportation of drugs by a minor and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 4/2 at 9:52 a.m. Jonathan S. Fitts, 50, of Woodland Road, was arrested by Officer Ben Davis on Spurwink Road on charges of two warrants and operating after suspension.

Summonses 4/3 A 16-year-old boy of and a 17-year-old boy of Cape Elizabeth were issued summonses by Community Liaison Officer Mark Dorval on charges of theft.

Fire calls 4/1 at 7:22 a.m. Low power line on Ocean House Road. 4/1 at 10:18 a.m. Lines down on Sawyer Road. 4/1 at 10:36 a.m. Lines down on Sawyer Road. 4/1 at 10:58 a.m. Lines down on Philip Road. 4/1 at 8:54 p.m. Mutual aid to Scarborough. 4/1 at 9:47 p.m. Mutual aid to Scarborough. 4/2 at 7:03 a.m. Lines down on Spurwink Avenue. 4/3 at 4:35 p.m. Electrical fire on Ocean House Road. 4/3 at 9:53 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Trundy Road. 4/4 at 9:48 a.m. Mutual aid to South Portland.

EMS Cape Elizabeth emergency medical services responded to seven calls from March 31 to April 2.

Scarborough Arrests 3/28 at 3:34 p.m. Latia L. McInnis, 24, of Newbury Street, Portland, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Robert Moore on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/28 at 5:13 p.m. Theresa M. Blaisdell, 41, of Alfred, was arrested on Cabela Boulevard by Officer Glenn Tucker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/28 at 5:13 p.m. Julie E. Neal, 44, of Main Street, Limerick, was arrested on Cabela Boulevard by Officer Glenn Tucker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/29 at 6:13 p.m. Betsy Joan Libby, 50, of Land of Nod Road, Windham, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Craig Hebert on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/29 at 6:13 p.m. Leeza K. Brown-Poirier, 23, of Land of Nod Road, Windham, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Craig Hebert on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/30 at 3:32 p.m. Ryan W. Reny, 26, of Kelsey Street, South Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on charges of violating bail conditions of release, unlawful

possession of schedule Z and W drugs, possession of marijuana and on a warrant. 4/2 at 1:55 p.m. Stephen P. McCall, 61, of Cedar Circle, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Scott Vaughan on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/3 at 4:12 p.m. Andrea L. Michaud, 28, of Grove Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Michael Beeler on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Summonses 3/28 at 3:34 p.m. A 16-year-old female was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Robert Moore on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/28 at 3:49 p.m. Scott R. Roberson, 23, of Kinney Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/28 at 5:17 p.m. Anthony M. Dyer, 46, of Hollis Center, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating when a license was suspended or revoked. 3/29 at 8:21 a.m. A 15-year-old male was issued a summons on Municipal Drive by Detective Francis Plourd on a charge of sale/ use of drug paraphernalia. 3/29 at 9:14 a.m. A 17-year-old male was issued a summons on Municipal Drive by Detective Francis Plourd on charges of sale/ use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 3/29 at 2:04 p.m. A 17-year-old male was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 3/30 at 2:23 a.m. Matthew D. Marston, 27, of Old Standish Road, Standish, was issued a summons on Gorham Road by Sgt. Thomas Chard on a charge of violating bail conditions of release. 3/30 at 4:03 p.m. Lauren M. Murphy, 19, of Chamberlain Road, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Craig Hebert on a charge of operating when a license was suspended or revoked.

Fire calls 3/28 at 6:50 p.m. Vehicle fire on Maine Turnpike North. 3/30 at 5:22 p.m. Odor of gas on Washington Avenue. 3/31 at 9:27 a.m. Carbon monoxide detector on Bayberry Lane. 3/31 at 12:25 p.m. Carbon monoxide detector on Spurwink Road. 4/1 at 7:41 a.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Tamarack Lane. 4/1 at 7:55 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 4/1 at 8:32 a.m. Wires down on Spurwink Road. 4/1 at 9:25 a.m. Wires down on Mussey Road and Spring Street. 4/1 at 9:34 a.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Maple Avenue. 4/1 at 9:40 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Pleasant Hill Road.

4/1 at 10:24 a.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Winnocks Neck and Old County roads. 4/1 at 10:53 a.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Pine Point Road. 4/1 at 1:15 p.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Holmes Road and Merrill Brook Drive. 4/1 at 8:19 p.m. Structure fire on Clearview Drive. 4/2 at 4:25 a.m. Master alarm low pressure on Payne Road. 4/2 at 9:55 a.m. Wires down on East Grand Avenue. 4/2 at 6 p.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Sea Meadows Lane. 4/3 at 5:32 a.m. Pump trouble on Route 1. 4/3 at 12:25 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1.

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High school drug bust 3/29 at 8:21 a.m. School resource officer Detective Francis Plourd investigated two boys, 15 and 17 years old, after school officials called emergency personnel because the younger boy was reportedly acting sluggish. School officials searched the older boy's car and allegedly found a large plastic bag and several smaller bags full of marijuana, several lighters, three glass pipes, a cigar cutter, rolling papers and a bottle of Clear Eyes eyedrops. The younger boy was charged with use of drug paraphernalia. The older boy was charged with use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.



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Winter Athletes of the Year By Michael Hoffer As usual, selecting the top male and female winter athletes from each school was a challenge. While coaches and athletic directors were consulted, the ultimate decision was mine, based on seeing all or part of 104 sporting events since early December. The following athletes weren’t always the most prolific performers or even necessarily in the spotlight, but I feel that each of them helped elevate their respective teams to greatness. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Cape Elizabeth Capers Winter Athletes of the Year 2010-11 Winter Male Athlete of the Year: THEO BOWE, Senior-Basketball * Bob Butler Award winner * WMC All-Star, first team * WMC All-Academic team * WMC Senior All-Star * Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star * South Region foul shooting champion If there was any lingering doubt just how special Theo Bowe was, he dispelled it the night of March 4. Bringing his three-year varsity career to a close in near-storybook fashion, Bowe made life miserable for the eventual champion Camden Hills Windjammers in the Class Bowe B state final, scoring a career-high 36 points on an array of moves, jumpers and drives. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough as Cape Elizabeth went down to a 68-59 defeat, but did he ever cement his legend with one of the most memorable state game performances we’ve seen. It’s too bad that many observers hadn’t had an opportunity to enjoy Bowe prior to that night, but fortunately for Capers’ fans, he’s been special since his sophomore year. Combine his myriad skills with great leadership, top-notch academics and a willingness to be a team player and it’s clear why The Forecaster is naming Theo Bowe Cape Elizabeth’s 2010-11 Winter Male Athlete of the Year. Bowe came to Cape Elizabeth in the fifth grade and took naturally to basketball. Both parents played the game and older brother Alex (2009 Male Athlete of the Year) was a Capers standout. Bowe joined the varsity team as a sophomore and played a pivotal supporting role as they made it to the state final, where they lost to Camden Hills. After a stellar junior season, which saw him named to the conference all-star team, Bowe simply put,

was the best player in the Western Maine Conference this season and among the very best in the all of the state. Highlights included 26 points versus Poland, 28 against Lake Region, 27 versus Fryeburg, a dazzling 34 in a big win at Greely, 25 versus GrayNew Gloucester, 35 in a loss to York and 24 against Lake Region. Bowe missed two midseason games with illness and his team missed him dearly, losing at home to Greely and barely downing Waynflete. Bowe returned and capped his regular season with 26 points against Gray-New Gloucester, 23 versus Wells, 31 in another loss to York and 26 points in the finale versus Falmouth. Bowe finished as the league’s leading scorer (25.2 points per game). He would win regional tournament MVP honors (just as Alex had two years before) by scoring 19 points as Cape Elizabeth rallied to beat Wells in overtime in the quarterfinals, 24 as the Capers avenged two regular season losses with a win over York in the semis and 19 (to go along with six rebounds and six steals) in a regional final victory over Yarmouth. That set the stage for his state game piece de resistance. After the season, Bowe was given the Bob Butler Award, named all-conference and all-state and played in the Maine McDonald’s Senior Game. He also competed for state free throw shooting honors, but had to settle for being the South region champion. Bowe is an honors student, the vice president of the senior class, vice president of Central Africa Vision, which raises money for an orphanage in Rwanda, a member of National Honor Society and volunteers in the community and with younger kids. He will attend Northeastern University in Boston next year, where he plans to study medicine. He doesn’t plan to play basketball at the next level, but said he might try out. If he does, that would mean we haven’t heard the last of him yet. Theo Bowe, Cape Elizabeth’s 201011 Winter Male Athlete of the Year, was an absolute treat to watch. Coach Jim Ray’s comment: “We have a lot of good kids and Theo’s as good as they get..He has a built-in competitiveness and a willingness to succeed. He’s mature for his age. Pretty special. He’s well-respected by his peers both socially and academically. He is confident, yet humble in all aspects of his life. He was our savviest player and was at or near the top in each statistical category.” 2009-10 winner: Conor Maloney (Basketball) 2008-09 winner: Alex Bowe (Basketball) 2007-08 winner: Tommy Ray (Basketball) 2006-07 winner: Graham Egan (Nordic skiing) 2005-06 winner: Kevin Harrison (Indoor track) 2004-05 winner: Dan Rautenberg (Hockey)

2003-04 winner: Ben Weimont (Indoor track) 2002-03 winner: Luke Holden (Hockey) 2001-02 winner: Tom Alberi (Swimming)

2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year EMILY DONOVAN, Senior-Basketball * WMC All-Star, first team * WMC Senior All-Star Little was expected from the Cape Elizabeth’s girls’ basketball team this winter. After coming agonizingly close to reaching the Portland Expo and the quarterfinals a year ago, the Capers graduated most of their Donovan key players, leaving only one senior on the roster. That lone senior, Emily Donovan, rose to the occasion and led her team much farther than anyone outside of the team could have dreamed. When the dust settled, Cape Elizabeth managed to do something that hadn’t been done this century, 15 years to be precise, and the leadership, poise and talent of that singular senior convinced The Forecaster to name Emily Donovan as Cape Elizabeth’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year. Donovan grew up in Cape Elizabeth and basketball has been her No. 1 sport from a young age. She’s been a three-sport athlete in high school, also playing soccer and softball. She joined the girls’ basketball varsity team as a sophomore, just as coach Chris Roberts restored them to respectability. After playing a solid supporting role as a sophomore and junior, Donovan led the way this winter, returning to the point guard position where she had played as a sophomore. Highlights included 13 points in a season-opening win over Wells, seven clutch fourth quarter points in a narrow win over Poland, 11 points versus Fryeburg, 17 against Yarmouth and 11 points as the Capers avenged their preliminary round playoff loss from last year versus Falmouth and improved their record to 6-2. Donovan also had 14 points versus Freeport and York, 18 in a shocking upset win over Lake Region and scored 24 points (and added 10 rebounds) in the team’s final victory of the season, over Yarmouth. Cape Elizabeth wound up 9-9 and earned the No. 7 seed for the playoffs, sending the team directly to the Expo for the quarterfinals, the Capers’ first quarterfinal round game since 1996. There, they lost to eventual state champion Leavitt, 67-39. Donovan bowed out with four points. Donovan finished 10th in the Western Maine Conference in scoring (10.8 points per game), was eighth in

Coaches of the Year upcoming, then Spring Preview Due to space constraints, we’ll present our Winter Coaches of the Year in next week’s issue. The Forecaster’s 10th annual Spring Sports Preview will run in the April 21 edition. steals (3.7) and had the sixth-most made 3-pointers (25). She earned mention on the WMC all-star team and played in the Senior All-Star Game. Donovan, who said her biggest high school goal was to make it to the Expo, credited hard work by the team in the summer and the development of several sophomores for the team’s success. Donovan is a member of the school’s math team and is in the process of selecting a college. She will certainly be missed next year when the rest of the team returns. Whatever success the future brings, you can be sure that Emily Donovan, Cape Elizabeth’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year, helped lay the foundation. Coach Chris Roberts’ comment: “Em has been a lot of fun to coach. Talk about a silent leader. She set the example. The last two years soaked in. She wants to play and compete. She plays with heart. No fear. She’s a really great kid.” 2009-10 winner: Emily Attwood (Nordic skiing) 2008-09 winner: Marita Stressenger (Track) 2007-08 winner: Nora Daly (Swimming) 2006-07 winner: Nora Daly (Swimming) 2005-06 winner: Kinsey Tarbell (Swimming) 2004-05 winner: Kate Barton (Nordic skiing) 2003-04 winner: Taylor McFarlane (Swimming) 2002-03 winner: Taylor McFarlane (Swimming) 2001-02 winner: Whitney Rockwell (Swimming)

Scarborough Red Storm Winter Athletes of the Year 2010-11 Winter Male Athlete of the Year: MIKE CYR, Senior-Wrestling * Class A state champion, 215 pounds * New England qualifier * SMAA All-Star, first team Coming off a fall season which saw him play an integral role on the resurgence of the Scarborough football program, Mike Cyr had no trouble coming up with a brilliant encore this winter. Cyr

Cyr capped his high school wrestling career with a flourish, winning a state championship, the first in Scarborough history, while proving to be not only one of the best in the state, but in all of New England. For being so dominant on the mat and devoted to not only his improvement, but that of his teammates, in addition to being a standout in the classroom, Mike Cyr is The Forecaster’s choice for Scarborough’s 2010-11 Winter Male Athlete of the Year. Cyr, who was also named the Fall Male Athlete of the Year for football, started wrestling in the sixth grade and has been very competitive throughout high school, finishing fourth at last year’s state meet. This winter, Cyr’s goal was to win it all and went about it in dominating fashion. He moved up in weight class from 189 points to 215 and won every match but one (to a wrestler from Class B power Camden Hills), including placing first at the Noble and Westbrook tournaments. He capped his run by winning the Class A championship, then was third at New Englands, becoming the first Scarborough wrestler to score at that meet. Cyr, a member of the National Honor Society, will attend Trinity College next year, where he plans to study biology and play football. He may walk-on to the wrestling team. He’s certainly the greatest wrestler that his school has produced to date. Mike Cyr, Scarborough’s 2010-11 Winter Male Athlete of the Year, has set the bar high for all who follow. Coach Phil Hamilton’s comment: “Mike’s a terrific kid and he’s been a pleasure to coach. The characteristic that stands out in my mind about Mike is how he took a genuine interest in every one of his teammates. During every practice, while working hard to win himself a state championship, he would take the time to work with a freshman or a first-year kid to help them improve or better understand a technique. Those types of behind-the-scenes contributions are what make Mike such a special kid. What he was able to accomplish this year can be tied back to his work ethic and never giving up on his goals. He had some tough times early on in his career but he always pushed forward, never lost the desire to improve and took it upon himself to use the summer to get an edge. I have no doubt he’ll be able achieve the same success should he decide to wrestle in college.” 2009-10 winner: Robby Gravel (Swimming)

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Winter athletes from page 13 2008-09 winner: Brad Nakanishi (Track) 2007-08 winner: Chris Hughes (Basketball) 2006-07 winner: Brent Mayo (Hockey) 2005-06 winner: Doug Endrizzi (Swimming) 2004-05 winner: Andrew Rogers (Swimming) 2003-04 winner: Mike Walker (Basketball) 2002-03 winner: Ryan Colpitts (Basketball) 2001-02 winner: Sean Flaherty (Swimming)

2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year:

EMILIA SCHEEMAKER, Junior-Indoor track * Class A state champion, long jump

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For being so good, so consistent and for being devoted to the team as well as her individual endeavors, Emilia Scheemaker is The Forecaster’s choice for Scarborough’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year. Scheemaker came to Scarborough in the second grade, started jumping in the fifth grade and later added the hurdles to her repertoire. She spends hours working on her jumping technique, has attended camps in the summer and credits her coaches for her success. Scheemaker was third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump as a freshman, was third in the triple and fifth in the long jump as a sophomore and moved up to second in the triple and third in the long jump as a junior. This year, she had no peer. Scheemaker entered the season hoping to win the two jumps and she fulfilled those hopes, dominating all year. She won the long jump at states with a top jump of 17 feet, 5 inches. She took the triple jump with a top leap of 37-00.50. The Red Storm went on to capture the team title for the seventh straight winter. At New Englands, Scheemaker came in seventh in the long jump (17-1.25). Scheemaker now turns her attention to outdoor track. Last year, she finished second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Her goal this spring is to break 17 feet in the long jump and 37-6 in the triple jump and help her team win states for the fifth time in six seasons. Scheemaker is a member of National Honors Society, Key Club and plays percussion in the band (of which she’s the president). She’s been a member of Scarborough’s famed Gym Dandies since the third grade.

Scheemaker is still in the college selection process, with schools like Bowdoin and Cornell topping her list. She plans to compete in track. That means she’ll be making her presence felt and dazzling fans at the next level as well. Emilia Scheemaker, Scarborough’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year, truly was one of the school’s all-time greats. Coach Ron Kelly’s comment: “Emelia’s the top long jumper/triple jumper in the school’s history. She’s a very dedicated athlete that has worked hard to reach her goals. She’s a solid competitor that takes the championship competition to a higher level, an excellent role model and has volunteered in the summer and winter to work with the younger athletes.” 2009-10 winner: Laura Flewelling (Swimming) 2008-09 winner: Reegan Brackett (Basketball) 2007-08 winner: Nicole Harmon (Swimming) 2006-07 winner: Kaitlynn Saldanha (Indoor track) 2005-06 winner: Erica Jesseman (Indoor track) 2004-05 winner: Jenn Flaherty (Swimming) 2003-04 winner: Sarah Mills (Hockey) 2002-03 winner: Jenn Flaherty (Swimming) 2001-02 winner: Mandi Rapisardi (Basketball)

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2009-10 winner: Zach Horton (Hockey) 2008-09 winner: Keegan Hyland (Basketball) 2007-08 winner: Nick Wright (Basketball) 2006-07 winner: Coleman Findlay (Basketball) 2005-2006 winner: Tim Clark (Hockey) 2004-2005 winner: Andrew Cousins (Basketball) 2003-2004 winner: Max Ludwig (Indoor track) 2002-2003 winner: Ethan Gato (Indoor track) 2001-2002 winner: Jesse Ludwig (Indoor track)



2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year: ABBY HASSON, Senior-Basketball * SMAA All-Star, first team * SMAA Senior All-Star * Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star It’s a wonder what good health can do. After missing half her junior season with a stress fracture in her back, Abby Hasson was healthy as a senior and the South Portland girls’ basketball team was the beneficiary. Hasson had a standout campaign, helping the always-competitive Red Riots make it back to the tournament and was recognized as one of the finest players in the conference and state. For persevering through difficult times, closing her high school career with aplomb and for leading her team back to the postseason, Abby

Hasson gets The Forecaster’s nod as South Portland’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year. Hasson grew up in South Portland, the daughter of former players and coaches (her mother, Lynne, is a longtime Red Riots’ assistant). She played a supporting role early in her high Hasson school career and didn’t truly appreciate how much the game meant to her until she had to sit out much of her junior season. That ordeal had such an impact on her that she wrote her college essay about how much

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Winter athletes from page 15 truly loves basketball. Her coaches and teammates certainly loved having her back at 100 percent this winter. Hasson helped the Red Riots to 11 wins and they

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Portland, 11 in an upset of Gorham, 15 against Westbrook, 18 versus Bonny Eagle and 14 in the regular season finale, a loss to Cheverus. Hasson wound up eighth in the Southern Maine Activities Association in scoring (14.4 points per game), was tops in rebounds (11.1) and ninth in field goal percentage. South Portland was eliminated by eventual state champion McAuley in the quarterfinals, a game which saw Hasson bow out with seven points. Hasson, who has also played golf and lacrosse and competed in track during her high school years, is weighing her college options. She wants to continue playing at the next level and will study secondary education. It was a treat seeing what she could do at 100 percent this year. Abby Hasson, South Portland’s 2010-11 Winter Female Athlete of the Year, left no doubt that she’s a great talent. Coach Mike Giordano’s comment: “Abby was the backbone of our team this year. We could count on her at both ends of the floor. After a injury-riddled junior year, she came up big for us. I was so happy for her success. I think her best basketball could be ahead of her. She’s what you want a senior captain to be for you. She’s such a leader on and off the floor. She can finish inside and is great from the line.” 2009-10 winner: Danielle DiBiase (Basketball) 2008-09 winner: Brianna Hawkins (Basketball) 2007-08 winner: Curry Girr (Diving) 2006-07 winner: Kelsey Flaherty (Basketball) 2005-2006 winner: Christina Aceto (Basketball) 2004-2005 winner: Whitney Morrow (Basketball)

2003-2004 winner: Courtney Albin (Indoor track) 2002-2003 winner: Abby Lesneski (Basketball) 2001-2002 winner: Abby Lesneski (Basketball)

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Roundup Scarborough 5K upcoming The Scarborough Track and Cross Country Boosters will sponsor a 5K race to be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m., beginning in front of the Scarborough Library. FMI,

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April 8, 2011

Falmouth Fire-EMS holds awards ceremony FALMOUTH — The Falmouth FireEMS Department recently held its annual awards recognition dinner in honor of service by its members over the past year. Certificates were presented to 32 members of the department who completed Firefighter Levels I and II Certification during the past year at an in-house Fire Academy. Awards were presented to the top responders of the year. Recipients include Captain Stan Bishop, Lt. Will Hawkes, Dylan Hallett, Brian Saucier for fire calls; Greg Murphy, Jack Davis, Lt. Paul Goldstein, Ron Dearth, and Lt. Linda Roberts for EMS calls; Lt. Paul Goldstein, Lt. Will Hawkes, Captain Stan Bishop, and Jack Davis for total calls. All past members of the Pleasant Hill Firefighters Association received a plaque dedicated to their service to the Fire Association at the Allen Avenue Station from 1923 until its closure in 2009. The following members received awards for obtaining a milestone in years of service to the department: five years of service, John Pelletier, Lee Ruby; 10 years of service, Helena Hollauer; 15 years of service, Josh Carmichael; 20 years of service, Greg Vatulas; 30 years of service, Mike Coffey; and 35 years of service, Jay Hallett. Chief Howard Rice presented the annual award for Recruit of the Year to Dani Leclerc, Tom St. Pierre, and Zack Tooker. All three are participating in the first year of the Live-in Program at the Winn Road Station. The program offers free living quarters to full-time college students in exchange for service to the Fire-EMS department. The Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Erik Knudsen for his dedication and commitment to the department over the past 37 years. The annual Officer of the Year Award was presented to Captain Stan Bishop, who started with Falmouth Fire-EMS in 1976. Bishop was recently promoted to Captain of Central Station and also recently graduated from the Falmouth Firefighter Levels I and II programs. Ending out the evening was the Falmouth Fire-EMS Mustache contest. Over 30 members competed in the contest, with Lt. Paul Goldstein earning the most votes for best moustache. The event raised $620 for the Falmouth Food Pantry.

New Hires, Promotions Portland-based nonprofit ecomaine, a municipally-owned recycling and wasteto-energy organization, has hired Arthur Birt of Cumberland as director of finance and administration and Christopher Hyfield of South Portland as an account representative responsible for business development. Tammy Watt of Saco has joined TD Bank as the store manager of the Scarborough Shaw’s store TD Bank branch. Jordan Butterworth of Baldwin was hired as a commercial loan specialist manager at TD Bank in Portland. At the Auburn TD Bank branch, Matthew J. Gilbert of South Portland was promoted to vice president - commercial portfolio loan officer in commercial lending. Also, Patricia M. Hannigan of Portland joined TD Bank as store manager at the 10 Tibbetts Dr. location in Brunswick. Certified public accounting and management consulting firm Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker has recently hired three professionals at its Portland office. David Kennedy of Falmouth has been named a manager in the firm’s health care/not for profit group. David Lawler of Buxton was hired as the firm’s systems administrator, and Meghan McInnis Doyon of Saco joined the firm as a Gee consultant. Sweetser has hired new medical staff at the Brunswick outpatient office. Adolescent and adult p s y c h i a t r i s t , D r. Henry Skinner, is providing psychiatGilbert ric evaluations and ongoing psychiatric medication management, with a focus on children and adolescents. Also added to the Brunswick team is Paula Urbach, an advanced pracButterworth tice psychiatric nurse, providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing psychiatric medication management for adults. The law firm of Eaton Peabody has hired corporate finance attorney Michael F. Hahn to join benefits attorney Edward F. Feibel in the firm’s Brunswick office. U.S. Senator Susan Collins has added Alec Porteous to her staff as State Office Representative in her Portland office. Norton Lamb & Company, a Yarmouthbased information technology company, has promoted Linda Gee to the position



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Saturday 4/16 Hara Marano, author of “A Nation of Wimps,” 7 p.m. presentation, free, open to public, Hyde School, 616 High St., Bath, Kate Phenix, 443-7105, Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of “Things Fall Apart,” 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., free, bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council,


Friday 4/8 “No Impact Man,” documentary, 7 p.m., free, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375.


Sunday 4/ 10 Open House Reception and Gallery Talk with Barbara Taylor, 2-4 p.m., free and open to the public, “Wearable Art: Tunics, Jackets, and Vests,” exhibit through April 30, Maine Fiberarts Center and Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.


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Tuesday 4/12

“Elements” by Keigwin + Company, contemporary dance with art, 7 p.m., free, tickets required at David Saul Smith Union information desk, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, 725-3375, hosted by The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance, celebrating 40 years of dance.

Poet Eleanor Steele, guest speaker at LunchBox Friends meeting, 12 p.m. free and open to the public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Freeport Players, supplemental auditions for “Pirates of Penzance,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, Freeport Middle School, Kendall Lane, Freeport, performance dates, July 14-31; list of available roles, script and score at fcponline. org/auditions. National Anthem Auditions, and God Bless America performers, for the 2011 season of Portland Sea Dogs, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, Hadlock Field, Portland, pre-registration required at, limited to the first 50 individuals or small groups.

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Sunday 4/10

Pianist George Lopez and the Esterhazy Quartet, 7:30 p.m., free, Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-4141.

“Gentleman Practice,” presented by World Poetry Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield, 7-9 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, all ages, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993,

Theater/Dance “Charlotte’s Web,” A Young People’s Theater production by The Theater Project, April 8-10; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $6 suggested donation, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, tickets at, 729-8584. “Jesus Christ Superstar,” presented by Midcoast Youth Theatre, April 14-17, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult/ $10 senior or student, Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham.

Monday 4/11 ”Celebrate Writers 2011,” reading by novelist Lily King, author of “Father of the Rain,” 7 p.m., free and open to public, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., USM Portland, 228-8393. Turning Bystanders into Upstanders: You and the Struggle for Human Rights in Africa, talk by author John Prendergast, 7 p.m., free, open to public, Hannaford Auditorium, USM Portland, 329-3353.

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Port Veritas 2011 Portland Slam Team Semi-Finals, 7 p.m. open mic, 8 p.m. slam, $3 seated, free for standing room, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland,

Wednesday 4/13 “Celebrate Writers 2011,” reading by poet Jennifer Moxley author of “Clampdown,” 7 p.m., free and open to public, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., USM Portland, 228-8393.

Friday 4/15 Poetry Reading with Ken Nye, 10:30 a.m., free, open to public, Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Films Friday 4/8 Classic Cinema at St. Mary’s, “Sweet Smell of Success” 7 p.m., free, open to public, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth 7813366. Maine Deaf Film Festival, ninth annual, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, $5 adult; 1-10:30 p.m. Saturday, tickets, adults $8/half day, $14/full day; seniors and kids, $5/half day, $10/full day; free for USM students, USM Portland campus, Talbot/Luther Bonney Auditorium, film listings at, hosted by USM American Sign Language Club, 310-8336.

Saturday 4/9 Maine Deaf Film Festival, ninth annual, 1-10:30 p.m. Saturday, tickets, adults $8/half day, $14/ full day; seniors and kids, $5/half day, $10/full day; free for USM students, USM Portland campus, Talbot/Luther Bonney Auditorium, film listings at mainedeaffilmfest. com, hosted by USM American Sign Language Club, 310-8336.



“Slack Water:” Photographs of the Portland Waterfront, by Mark Marchesi, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit April 7 - May 26, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828-5600,

Museums Sunday 4/10 Civil War Sesquicentennial Open House, guest speaker, historian Herb Adams, live music, children’s scavenger hunt, 1–4 p.m., free/by donation, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-5514,

Music Friday 4/8 Tony Boffa Band, 8:30 p.m., $5, T.G.I.F Series at Zackery’s Restaurant & Lounge, Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland., 774-5601.

Saturday 4/9 “Elvis Lives!,” Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $20$65, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTIX, 8420800, or Merrill box office. Portland Chamber Music Festival Concert, 8 p.m., $25 adult/ ages 21 and under free, Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland, tickets at, 1-800-320-0257, or at door. The Spampinato Brothers, pop, rock, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757,

Sunday 4/10 “Elvis Lives!,” Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops! concert, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $20-$65, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTIX, 842-0800, or

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Wednesday 4/13 Maine Songwriters Association Monthly Showcase, 7-9:30 p.m., 8 performances, $5 at door, One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8420703,

Thursday 4/14 Two Old Friends, Irish and American Country music with musicians Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 7677660,

Saturday 4/16 Record Store Day, acoustic performances at all Bull Moose stores, free and open to the public, locations in Portland and Scarborough, for performance schedule,

Sunday 4/17 “The Thinking Heart:” The Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum, a history in poetry & music, 2 p.m. performance, $5-$15 requested donation, Sadhana, The Meditation Center, 100 Brickhill Ave., Suite C, South Portland, 772-6898,

Theater & Dance 10th Annual Maine Playwrights Festival, presented by Acorn Productions, staged reading of full-length plays; “Commixtus,” 7:30 p.m. April 9, $8 all ages, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland; short plays upcoming, April 14-29,, 854-0065. ”Adventures with Peter Pan,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 15-17, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and April 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adult/ $5 student/ $25 family of 5; Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Tim Ryan, 415-6251. ”Brendan,” presented by AIRE, Maine’s Irish Theater Company, March 31-April 16, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.



Theater For Kids

”Dunia Moja/One World:” A Peregrine Press and Zanzibar Print Exchange, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, 7 p.m. presentation, exhibit through May 28, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Christine Beneman, 409-2023

Portland Rossini Club Public Concert Series, 3 p.m., suggested donation $10 adult/ $5 seniors, students free, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 797-8318.



For info or to register: 207-774-1043 ext. 117 Theater for Kids programming at Portland Stage is generously supported by Susie Konkel.

”Guys and Dolls,” presented by Cape Elizabeth Middle School Drama Club, April 7-10, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, $5, Cape Elizabeth Middle School Auditorium, 14 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-8176.

”Hollywood Dreams,” eighth annual spring dance show by Vivid Motion Inc., April 8-10, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $12 adults/ $10 students, seniors/ $5 ages 12 and under, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, or Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland.

”Lady” presented by The Magnificent Liars, adult content for ages over 15, 8 p.m. April 8-9, $15-$18, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

”Sleeping Beauty,” presented by Maine State Ballet, 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; April 8-10, $20 adults/ $15 seniors, ages 12 and under, Maine State Ballet, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth,, 781-3587.

Friday 4/8

Smucker’s Stars on Ice 25th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m., $25+, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at, 7753458, or Civic Center box office.

“Universes: Live from the Edge,” hip-hop theater, 8 p.m., $32-$36, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets, PortTix, 8420800, Merrill box office, presented by Portland Ovations.

Sunday 4/10

“Louis’ Living Legends 6,” musical variety show presented by Louis Philippe and PROP’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program, 2 p.m., $15 reserved tickets/ $10 general admission, McAuley Performing Arts Center, Stevens Ave., Portland, tickets at PROP, 773-0202.

Thursday 4/14

Talent Show, hosted by the Deering Players, 7 p.m., $5, Deering High School auditorium, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland, Kathleen Harris, 874-8260.


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April 8, 2011

The Art Forecast



No shortage of discoveries in Portland Museum of Art Biennial By Edgar Allen Beem PORTLAND — Open juried group art shows tend to be eclectic grab bags, but the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, the seventh in the museum’s biennial series since 1998, strikes me more as three shows in one. Somehow, the three predominant strains of the exhibition – installation, photography, traditional painting – seem to remain separate and distinct. For the 2011 biennial, 902 artists submitted 3,600 images from which a three-person jury selected 65 works by 47 artists. That’s a pretty selective show – just 5 percent of the applicants and 2 percent of the art. The jury consisted of New York painter David Row, a Portland native who summers on Cushing Island; New York art dealer Jim Kempner, who shows several Maine artists, none of whom are in the biennial, and Joanna Marsh, contemporary curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “There was a lot of really good work,” Kempner said. “The depth of work from Maine was very impressive. In the end, we were all pleased with the selection. It was solid and diverse. We looked for diversity.” The biennial usually has a few big show-stoppers and this year they are installations by Michael Shaughnessy (Windham, University of Southern Maine faculty), Alisha Gould (Kennebunk), Natasha Bowdoin (Lyman and Houston), Avy Claire (Blue Hill), and Lauren O’Neal (Cambridge, Mass. and Vinalhaven). Shaughnessy has installed one of his distinctive hay sculptures climbing all three stories of the museum’s Great Hall. Gould creates the illusion of perforated space by installing clay eruptions that look almost like a pattern of bullet holes on the opposite wall of the Great Hall. Bowdoin, who went to Kennebunk High with Gould, has installed her cut paper “Untitled (Alice)” on a two-story wall in the main exhibition gallery. The installation looks like a bed of seaweed wafting in underwater currents, but upon closer inspection one sees that Bowdoin has transcribed the text of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” on the paper branches. Claire contributes the exhibition’s most sublime work with “For the Trees,” a transparent ink on polyester film forest of trees which are “drawn” in words, the troubling news of the world being filtered through the trees like the air we breathe. Comment on this story at:

O’Neal has piled a cascade of some 60 chairs against a gallery wall in what strikes me as a work of comic Cubism. Close to a third of the biennial artists (14) are photographers, among the best being Siri Kaur (Los Angeles), William Pearce Cox (Auburn) and Liv Kristin Robinson (Belfast). Kaur, who grew up in Portland, shows a portrait of a young female wrestler that asserts the power of women. Cox contributes a pair of oblique portraits of people who practice self-mutilation. And Robinson, whose hand-painted photographs have been mainstays of the Maine photographic scene for years, ups the ante with a quartet of digitally printed metal plates of New York urban landscapes that blow away the 19th century pastoral quaintness of her hand-painted images. Most of the painting is surprisingly conservative: landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes by, among others, Mary Aro (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. and Sargentville), Carol Aronson-Shore (Portsmouth, N.H.), Thomas Connolly (Portland), Sarah Faragher (Stockton Springs), Kathleen Galligan (Bristol), Marissa Girard (York and Goffstown, N.H.), Sarak Knock (Freeport), Rebecca Rivers (Searsport), Robert Shillady (Brooklin) and Suzannah Sinclair (Brooklyn, N.Y. and Greenville). The few abstract pieces of note are by paintings by Mark Wethli (Brunswick), Don Voisine (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and Tyson Jacques (Providence, R.I.), a print by Colleen Kinsella (South Portland), and a series of drawings by Clint Fulkerson (Portland). Only six of the 47 artists in the biennial have been included in a previous biennials – Aro, Gould, Kinsella, Knock, Robinson, Shillady and Wethli. Though I have looked at and written about art in Maine for more than 30 years, fully 25 of the artists in this year’s PMA biennial are new to me. But then that’s what biennials are all about – discovery. That, and trying to figure out what the jurors were seeing and thinking. The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is April 7 to June 5 at 7 Congress Square. Call 775-6148 or go to

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Top, “Cascade, Current and Pool (For the Vanquished Falls of the Presumpscot River),” a 23-by-20-by-4-foot work of hay and twine by Michael Shaughnessy, is the largest piece in the 2011 Portland Musuem of Art Biennial. Right, Siri Sahaj Kaur’s 45-by-35-inch chromogenic print, “Kristie,” is one of the photographs in the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

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Out & About

Elvis (Wade) performs with Portland Symphony Orchestra By Scott Andrews There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on this weekend as the Portland Symphony Orchestra morphs into Pops mode with one of America’s best Elvis Presley impersonators as special guest artist. With the orchestra behind him, Elvis Wade will gyrate at the front of the stage and toss scarves to adoring women in the audience. It seems a bit early for the classical music festivals, but two excellent festival events are slated for this weekend. In South Portland, Jennifer Elowitch and her Portland Chamber Music Festival will be giving their annual spring concert. And somewhat farther south, the Ogunquit Piano Festival has concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And perhaps the most intriguing musical event of the weekend is “Belong to the Song,” an evening produced by Falmouth songstress and actress Lynne McGhee. Scheduled for Saturday, it’s a fund-raiser that benefits the humanitarian projects of the Brunswick Rotary Club.

Festival’s spring concert at 8 p.m. April 9 at Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St. in South Portland. Call PCMF at 800320-0257.

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Elvis Wade will gyrate and sing this Saturday and Sunday as the special guest of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

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Orchestra’s Pops program that features one of America’s top Elvis Presley impersonators. Elvis Wade (aka Wade Cummings) has the looks, the costume, the voice and the moves that recall the King of Rock n’ Roll, who was this country’s most sensational and ground-breaking musical superstar from the mid-1950s into the mid-1960s. As a more mature act, Presley continued performing until his death in August, 1977 – two days before he was to launch a national tour with two performances at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. PSO maestro Robert Moody says that Wade’s performances are “as close to the real thing as you can get,” and his tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll is jam-packed with gyrations, songs and fun. Wade grew up in rural Tennessee and began entertaining as Elvis at the age of nine. The King himself saw the show in 1976 and gave it a standing ovation. Led by guest conductor Robert Franz, this PSO Pops concert will include many of Elvis’ greatest hits, including “Return to Sender,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” and many more. Franz is music director of the Boise Philharmonic and associate conductor of the Houston Symphony. “Elvis Lives!” will be performed twice at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall: 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 2:30 p.m. April 10. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

Portland Chamber Music Festival Although the Portland Chamber Music Festival is primarily a late-summer happening, artistic director and violinist Jennifer Elowitch occasionally schedules concerts at other times of the year. Her annual spring concert is slated for this Saturday. Elowitch, who divides her time between Boston – where she frequently plays with the Boston Symphony Orchestra – and Portland, will be joined by three other instrumentalists: cellist Marc Johnson, violist Michelle LaCourse and oboist Peggy Pearson. Johnson played with the Vermeer String Quartet for 35 years before the group disbanded a few season ago. He now lives in the Penobscot Bay area and co-directs the youth program for Bay Chamber Concerts and teaches at Boston University. LaCourse and Pearson both hail from Massachusetts, where they are active in Boston-area music circles. Elowitch’s program includes an oboe quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a string trio by Franz Schubert and a serenade for string trio by Ernst Dohnanyi. Pearson will be featured in a new version of John Harbison’s “Six American Painters,” which the composer specially adapted for this occasion. Catch the Portland Chamber Music

The beach is still too chilly for sunbathing, but Ogunquit is anticipating the summer season, and the town’s annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Piano Festival is a sure harbinger of warmer weather. It’s scheduled for this weekend, with two featured pianists on Friday and Saturday and an all-star lineup of students performing at a freebie concert on Sunday. David Sherman, who teaches at the Portland Conservatory of Music and accompanies the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, will give a recital of Russian and American works on Friday. The following evening, Leslie Hitelman, a teacher and composer, who hails from a highly musical family, will perform one of her own compositions as well as pieces by Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Claude Debussy. Sunday’s concert will be given by a number of outstanding piano students from southern Maine, chosen by their teachers. And in case all those snow plowing bills have eaten up your entertainment budget, this one’s a freebie. This is the fifth piano festival honoring Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham, daughter of Judson Dunaway, the benefactor who made possible the creation of the Dunaway Center for the town to use as a community center. His daughter, Elizabeth was a pianist and piano teacher. Ogunquit Performing Arts created this festival in her honor. All concerts take place in the Dunaway Center at Ogunquit Town Hall. Times are 8 p.m. April 8-9 and 3 p.m. April 10. Call 646-7055.

‘Belong to the Song’

I’ve known and admired singer and actress Lynne McGhee for almost 20 years in all sorts of roles, from drama to farce. This Saturday she’s acting as both producer and performer as the Brunswick Rotary Club stages “Belong to the Song,” a fundraiser to benefit its humanitarian activities. McGhee has produced cabaret shows for years both in Portland and Brunswick, and she’s performed with the Portland Symphony and numerous theater companies in Maine and New York. Most recently she played a harried secretary in a classic comedy at Good Theater in Portland. She’s lined up quite a cast, beginning with WGME Channel 13 news personality Kim Block and Steve Peterson, the managing artistic director of Maine State Music Theatre. Although Block and Peterson are primarily known for non-musical roles, I’ve seen both perform and they’re very good. McGhee herself will sing, of course, and the fourth featured performer is jazz pianist Matt Fogg. Two vocal groups have also been invited. The Meddiebempsters, Bowdoin College’s a cappella men’s chorus, is one of the longest established ensembles of its kind in the country. Musica de Filia, a girls choir directed by Jaye Churchill, will be the largest group on the stage. Expect a mix of Broadway show tunes and all-time favorites from the great American songbook. “Belong to the Song” will be performed at Crooker Auditorium at Brunswick High School at 7:30 p.m. April 9. Call 833-6436.

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

Greater Portland Benefits Friday 4/8 Contra Dance and Ceilidh with the Highland Soles and Owen Marshall, to benefit Brentwood Farms Community Garden, 7 p.m. $10 adult/ $5 child under 13/ $25 family, Longfellow Elementary School, 432 Stevens Ave., Portland, sponsored by the Eleuthero Community and Deering Center Neighborhood Association, tickets at Jet Video or at the door, 879-0106. Japanese Comfort Food: Cooking class and dinner by Lindsay Sterling, proceeds benefit Freeport Food Pantry, 7-9 p.m., $35 suggested, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport,,

Saturday 4/9 Feast For The Children, 16th annual, proceeds go to building a school in southern Sudan, 5:30 p.m. African dinner, entertainment, $20 adult/ $15 under 12, $250 table of 8, Guild Hall, corner of Congress Street and Franklin Arterial, hosted by Aserela Maine, 829-1011, Freeport Family Yard Sale, to benefit Freeport Middle School’s Space Camp and Travel Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Freeport Middle School Gym, Freeport, donations taken from 2:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at FMS gym, Liz Andrews, or 865-0931. Spring Rummage Sale, Holy Martyrs Fundraiser, 8:30-11 a.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-2705. Trans Youth Equality Foundation fundraiser, to benefit New England LGBT Youth, with The Kings of the Hill, Lady Zen Blues/Jazz, Gay Mens A Capella Chorus, Susan Maasch Fine Art Queer Performance, food, silent auction, 7 p.m., $15, Portland Unitarian Church Reception Hall, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets at event/163969, FMI, 228-7249.

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Fri. 4/8 8:30 a.m. Future Open Space Preservation Committee TH Sat. 4/9 9 a.m. Conservation Commission Trail Walk Winnick Woods Mon. 4/11 7:30 p.m. Town Council TH Tue. 4/12 7 p.m. School Board TH Tue. 4/12 7 p.m. Conservation Commission TH Tue. 4/12 7 p.m. Arts Commission TML Tue. 4/12 8 p.m. Open Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee TH

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Mon. 4/11 7 p.m. Conservation Commission Tue. 4/12 7:30 a.m. Town Council Finance Committee Tue. 4/12 7:30 p.m. Shellfish Conservation Commission Wed. 4/13 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals Thu. 4/14 8 a.m. Energy Committee Thu. 4/14 6 p.m. Planning Department Redbrook Public Meeting

Child Care Services Read to Succeed Program, 8-10:30 a.m., $5, Bradley Family Room, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-4393. Charity Hockey Game, to benefit Baxter School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Habitat for Humanity, 1 p.m. Southern Maine Law Enforcement All Stars vs. Bath Iron Works Iron Clad team; 4 p.m. Portland Pirates vs. Springfield Falcons, $13 admission for both games, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets at Maine Center on Deafness, 797-7656 or Have-A-Seat Auction, fundraiser for Casco Bay High School Project Graduation, 1-4 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, FMI, Living Legends 6: A Musical Variety Show, to benefit PROP Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, with Louis Phillippe, Birdie Googins, and many more, 2 p.m., $15/$10, Catherine McAuley High School Performing Arts Center, Stevens Ave., Portland, tickets at PROP, 773-0202, or at door.

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Friday 4/15 Flaws for a Cause Benefit Sale, sale of usable, but flawed pots to benefit Cultivating Community, April 15-30, Maine Potters Market, 376 Fore St., 774-1633.

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talk by Dr. Julianne S. Cooper, 2 p.m., free, open to public, American Legion Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth, Marie Doucette, 284-7032. Great Portland Bike Swap, presented by The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, USM Portland, Sullivan Gym, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $3 admission, students free, drop off bike donations at Sullivan Gym from 8-9:30 a.m. or call for pick-up, Bicycle Coalition, 623-4511,

Monday 4/11 McAuley Gold Ball Banquet, to celebrate Catherine McAuley High School basketball team and fans, 6 p.m., $20, Italian buffet, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, tickets, 797-3802.

Tuesday 4/12 A Walk Through Falmouth Memory Lane: Potluck Supper Celebrating Falmouth Historical Society’s 45th Anniversary, 6 p.m., open to public, OceanView Community Room, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, call Sheri with food contribution, 781-2527. “When Generations Collide:” Managing the Differences of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millenials in the Workplace, by Mandy Schumaker, 12-1:15 p.m., $5 PROPEL, Chamber Members / $10 nonmembers, Portland Regional Chamber, 60 Pearl St., Portland, register, Yarmouth CAN Community Forum and Information Night, 7 p.m., NYA Middle School, Main St., Yarmouth, FMI, Yarmouth Cares

About Neighbors, 838-2261.

Wednesday 4/13 Dirigo Unit of Parliamentarians Meeting, 10 a.m., open to public, Norway Bank Community Room, 240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, 839 3878. “Ladies First,” presentation on women in history by actress Robin Lane, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Hilltop Community Room, OceanView Retirement Community, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, 781-4460,

Thursday 4/14 Maine’s Finances at the Crossroads: Reform or Bust, talk by State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, presented by Portland Regional Chamber’s Eggs & Issues, 7-9 a.m., $17 members/ $27 nonmembers, Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register, 772-2811,

Friday 4/15 Fre e p o r t Wo m a n’s C l u b Monthly Meeting, ”Ask Your Representative,” discussion with David Webster, State Rep. District 106, 1 p.m., free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, 5 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-0757.

Call for Volunteers American Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday, April 11, Pierce Promotions, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Portland, Carol Dembeck, 802658-6400, ext. 3228. Hospice Volunteer Training, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 19, 21, 26, and

28; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays April 23 and 30, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, Linda Hopkins, 4008714.

Saturday 4/9

Friends of Casco Bay, seeking volunteer Casco Bay Water Quality Monitors, training on 4/9 at SMCC, Fort Road, South Portland,, Peter, 799-8574.

Dining Out Saturday 4/9

Chowder Meal, 4:30-6 p.m., $8, First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.

Sunday 4/10

Chili-Chowder Challenge, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. tastings, voting, $5 person or $15 family suggested donation, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, PeoplesUMC. com, 619-1509.

Gardens & Outdoors

Gardeners Wanted, for 2011 season at Yarmouth Community Garden, 10 foot square plot, $25 resident/ $35 for non-residents, deer-free, organic garden, East Main St., Yarmouth, sign up at Yarmouth Community Services, 846-2406,

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Friday 4/8 Etz Chaim Friday Night Speaker, discussion with Bill Nemitz, 7-8 p.m., open to public, Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Saturday 4/9 Passport Day in the USA 2011, national passport acceptance and outreach event, no appointment necessary, 8 a.m.-noon, U.S. Post Office 125 Forest Ave., Portland, 1-877-487-2778. North Atlantic Figure Skating Club 13th Annual Show, April 9-10; 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, $8 children/seniors, $12 adults, $20 premium seating, Family Ice Center, 20 Hat Trick Dr., Falmouth, Deb Coppinger, 781-5058.

Sunday 4/10 Cumberland County Tea Party Meeting, “Islam and Sharia Law,”

An evening of song and dance featuring some of Maine’s finest talent to benefit

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center One Night Only

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Community Calendar from previous page Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland,

Friday 4/8 L.L.Bean Spring Sports Weekend, April 8-10, L.L.Bean campus, Main St., Freeport, free, for schedule of events, or call 800-559-0747.

Saturday 4/9 19th Annual April Stools Day, 9-11 a.m., clean-up after dogs, East End locations, Cutter St., entrance to East End Beach, Eastern Prom Trail, Fort Sumner Park on North St., Reiche School, Evergreen Cemetery, sponsored by Fetch Pet Supply Store and Friends of the Eastern Promenade, Outdoor Gardening with Annuals and Perennials, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., free, space limited, reservations needed, Cumberland Skillins Greenhouses, 201 Gray

Road, Cumberland, 829-5619 and Falmouth Skillins, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860.

Wednesday 4/13 Grow Your Own Organic Garden Workshop, presented by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, 6-9 p.m., $5, Freeport Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, must register, call 8653307.

Getting Smarter Friday 4/8 “Estate Planning for Everyone,” talk by Key Bank’s Trust Department, 2-3 p.m., free, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720.

Saturday 4/9 Credit and Debt Management Seminar, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $50 per adult/$75 couple, The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, call 221-3601.

Bail commissioners from page 4 they often do the work and then never get paid either because they let the defendant out on PR or the defendant can’t make the bail and is jailed. “There was one month where I did close to $600 worth of free bail,” said Barbara Gimaux, a bail commissioner in Cumberland County. “You know that sometimes you might not be compensated,” said Richard Ross, a bail commissioner in Piscataquis County, who drives 35 miles to the jail in Dover-Foxcroft when he gets called. “There is to a degree an incentive for (bail commissioners) to set bail in an amount for which the defendant

Tuesday 4/12 Maine Women’s Network Meeting, “Achieve Your Desired Results,” presentation by Karen Fagan, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, register, MaineWomensNetwork.

Wednesday 4/13 Social Media Hype: What does my Business really need to use? MCED Lunch and Learn Workshops, 12-2:30 p.m., $10, USM students free, Wishcamper Room 133, USM Portland, register,

Health & Support NAMI Portland, National Alliance on Mental Illness, support group meetings for people coping with a loved one’s mental illness; meetings are second, fourth Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., The Dana Center, Maine Medical Center, Portland; and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465 or

838-5733, namiportland@gmail. com.

Saturday 4/9 Celebrate Love: Learning to love yourself on every level, led by Deb Bergeron and others, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $149, Falmouth, register, 797-9007, oceanofpossibilites. com. Yarmouth Wellness Fair, with discussions on holistic health, demonstrations of zumba, yoga, and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free, open to the public, Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth, hosted by Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Yarmouth Community Services,, 846-3984. Psychic and Crystal Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Leapin’ Lizards, 449 Forest Ave., Portland, 221-2363,

Sunday 4/10 “One Last Gift,” workshop on end of life decisions, led by Kent Allen and Kate Dalton, 11:30 a.m-

or their family can make,” said Marie VanNostrand, the author of the 2006 study. She added, “The idea of a bail commissioner as a private citizen who’s compensated by the defendant is unique.” None of the bail commissioners interviewed for this series said that they have ever been influenced by whether or not they would be paid. And Ross added he doesn’t mind occasionally not getting paid. “There’s a lot more to it than the $60. ... I would volunteer to do it even if they just paid my miles, paid my gas.” Robert Mullen, deputy chief judge of the district courts, said he would discipline commissioners who abused the compensation system.

Maine’s Finances at the Crossroads Reform or Bust State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin will discuss Maine’s debt problems, including the $4.3 billion unfunded liability, and what Governor LePage is doing to fix it. Find out what ever Maine taxpayer needs to know about reforming the state’s spending, pension liabilities and what it means for jobs and opportunity.

7:00am-9:00am Thursday, April 14, 2011

1 p.m., lunch provided, free, open to public, First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, reservations, call 8460906,

a.m.- noon, free, presented by Seasoned Workforce LLC and Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., Portland, 542-355,

Monday 4/11

Kids and Family Stuff

Ask the Doctor: Update on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, with Dr. John Campbell, 7-8:30 p.m., free, open to public, First Congregational Church Meeting House Hill, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland, hosted by The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 772-0115.

Tuesday 4/12 “Understanding Alzheimer’s disease,” presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, 12:15– 2:15 p.m. free, open to public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, sponsored by Comfort Keepers, 885-9600.

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Lisa Jahn-Clough, author of children’s book, “Felicity & Cordelia: A Tale of Two Bunnies,” reading, book signing, 3 p.m., free, Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

Tuesday 4/12

Girl Scouts of Maine Camp Rally, with family activities, camp information, camps open to all, 6:30-8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, FMI, Jen Bonnett at or 1-888922-4763.

“The bail commissioners are told when they first start, and they’re told at the trainings, that their fee is independent of their obligation to process someone’s bail and there will be situations where they don’t get paid,” he said. “If it were brought to our attention that someone was setting bail on defendants’ ability to pay; heard suspicion that they set higher than they should have so they wouldn’t have to go in; if anybody does that and it’s proven that they do that, then they won’t be a bail commissioner.” The study recommended, “Bail Commissioner compensation be reformed in such a way that it addresses the ... documented problems, specifically, removing any financial incentive that could influence bail setting practices and ensuring that Commissioners are adequately compensated for their services in all circumstances.” Based on the report, in 2009, the Legislature raised the the fee from $40 to $60, but never reformed the system of payment. “The work kind of ended when the final report came out,” said Mark Westrum, a former sheriff and the current administrator of the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, who served on the committee. “The Legislature embraced some of it, but there was nobody pushing to implement the study, there’s no oversight,” he said. — Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

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Smart meters from page 1 Utilities and Energy would regulate the way the new meters are rolled out to customers. The PUC said in its ruling that “there is nothing in law that would compel the Commission to expend the substantial amount of resources that would be necessary to create a forum for the debate and resolution of issues regarding the health impacts of wireless smart meters or to find another body to conduct such an investigation, and we decline to do so.” “The commission has been very clear,” CMP spokesman John Carroll said Wednesday. “They said ‘we understand the technology we approved, we designed the system in some ways, we heard the complaints, and we still think it was the right decision.’” In the Legislature, Sen. Larry Bliss, DSouth Portland, introduced legislation that would institute a one-year moratorium on the installations and require the utility to remove the meters at customers’ requests for a fee of no more than $30. The meters have already been installed on more than 150,000 homes and businesses. Sen. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, introduced legislation that would require CMP to provide wired meters at no cost, instead of the wireless smart meters, if requested by customers. The bills and PUC’s decision come after the meters have come under fire from citizen advocates who question their safety and security. Seven 10-person complaints have been filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission, several of which are being investigated by the regulatory body; some are in confidential settlement hearings. CMP representatives testified during Monday’s committee hearing that delaying the smart meter installation would, in effect, kill the program and force the company to pay back the $22 million in funds it has already received from the U.S. Dept. of Energy. “By one of our estimates, if 10 percent of customers opt out, then the alternative (wired meters) costs as much as the entire smart grid project,” Carroll said Tuesday. He said that if the Legislature decides to reverse an earlier decision to approve the smart grid project, it needs to also consider who will pay for that decision. “We’ve gone a long way down this road to be in compliance with expectations of these laws. If this entire investment were to be abandoned, where would responsibility lie?” he said.


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Approximately 20 people testified against the smart meters, many citing health issues and cybersecurity concerns as reasons to delay the installations or offer an opt-out to customers. More than 4,000 people have already requested opt-outs, which CMP is offering until the PUC rules on its investigation. “Complaints are pouring in to the PUC, the Public Advocate’s Office, legislators,” lead PUC complainant Elisa Boxer-Cook of Scarborough said Tuesday. “Meanwhile the only people CMP can find to say smart meters are safe are lobbyists, people who work for CMP, and ‘experts’ from the same science-for-hire firm that argued secondhand smoke and asbestos were safe. I was glad that legislators had a chance to hear that yesterday.” Boxer-Cook testified that evidence about

the safety of smart meters is inconclusive and that the scientific community needs more time to investigate complaints from people who claim the meters are making them sick. Carroll said it was important to look at the testimony provided by scientific experts and the Maine Center for Disease Control, which said there was no proven causal link between smart meters and health problems. “We don’t look to Elisa Boxer-Cook for recommendations on public health, we look to the experts,” Carroll said. In addition to concerns about the wireless meters’ hackability, several people also testified about interference with other wireless devices, such as wireless routers and smart phones. The committee expected to hold a work session on the two bills next week. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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Fairchild from page 6 evenly between the city and company through 2024. In a memo to the council, Gailey said the Fairchild TIF generated nearly $360,000. He said the amendment also requires the company to invest an average of $12 million a year every three years in its South Portland factory. Previously, the company was required to invest $10 million a year. Councilors applauded the changes on Monday night. Councilor Tom Coward said the tax break will help keep the company competitive in the global market and a major taxpayer in the city. Councilor Patti Smith said the new flexibility of the investment requirements would help the company. Benny Chang, Fairchild’s vice president of analog technology development and managing director of Maine manufacturing, said in a statement Tuesday that the tax break will encourage the company to continue investing in South Portland. “Fairchild is currently the third highest tax contributor to the city and we expect this to remain unchanged, even with the tax credit,” Chang said. “The positive outcome of this decision will help Fairchild be more competitive and position the site for long-term growth.” The city’s TIF counsel, Shauna Cook Mueller, said the state still must sign off on the amended agreement. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ randybillings

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Tax hike from page 1 school budget accounts for two-thirds of all city spending and would require a 1 percent increase in property taxes. The school budget does not include a proposal to institute activity fees and restores several positions originally proposed for elimination, including two library clerks, two ed techs and a guidance counselor/social worker. However, the budget would eliminate about a dozen positions, including seven custodial jobs, six of which are vacant, and some stipends. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the schools have not sought a tax increase for two years and have lost about 50 positions in recent years. “We’re at a point where we are significantly impacting student learning,” Godin said. Speakers, several of whom advocated for the high school bond last year, argued councilors should accept the school budget, even though it defies their directive

Calling from page 1 in a Sunday River ski accident, is an adjunct, or part-time, biology professor at SMCC. She’s 24. “This is my third semester,” she said after class, flashing a big smile. “I absolutely love it. It’s my calling, I’m a very social person, very passionate about science and education.” Science and teaching is a perfect mix, she said. She spoke highly of her campus. “Over the last 11 years we’ve grown from 2,000 to 7,000. ... The students are hard working. They want to be here.” The summer after her graduation from the University of New Hampshire she worked as a tutor and counselor for Outward Bound, began pursuing her master’s degree, and applied for teaching and lab positions. It took her four months to find a job, she said. “I was out there, applying for things left and right.” By her 16th interview she was getting discouraged. “I said if I don’t get something by Christmas I’m going to move.” On Dec. 19 SMCC called, offering her a position, she said. “I said, ‘Perfect! I guess I’m staying.’” She lives in Scarborough. She drives herself everywhere, breaking down her wheelchair and popping it into her car.

for a School Department spending plan that does not increase taxes. Many argued a 1 percent increase would actually be a loss for the schools, since operating costs, such as utilities and salaries, are growing at a faster rate. “I’d support (a) 2 percent (increase),” resident Ross Little said. “I’d support 3 percent.” Parent Dara Saffer said the city should not view the schools as a business. Education provides the foundation for kids to be productive adults, she said. “It’s not a factory and if you keep cutting costs ... you get to a point where you’re not educating people anymore,” Saffer said. “It’s not like you’re making cookies and they’re not going to taste quite as good. You’re talking about people’s lives.” Parent Carol Zechman argued that the recession that has affected many people is nearly over, and the city needs to begin investing in its schools again. “In truth the economic recovery is happening,” Zechman said. “And many of us were never affected by the economic

Being a young instructor means paying attention to how she carries herself. “I definitely have to put forth an authority in the beginning of a class. I don’t wear jeans, I put myself together in professional clothing and act in a professional manner. It’s really important if you’re younger to establish, ‛We’re not friends, I’m your teacher.’” Her students respect that, and the campus has many professors who help her, she said. In class she loves what she calls “the Eureka moment,” when students have connected what she’s taught. As an instructor she doesn’t talk about her being in a wheelchair “unless I’m talking about the nervous system or spinal cord injuries.” She’s had some come to her and say she’s an inspiration.

’Inner beauty’ Most recently Quimby was named Miss Wheelchair Maine, a role she intends to use to promote understanding about disabilities. “During the winter break I was rewriting my syllabus. I got bored. I went on the Internet and found ‘Miss Wheelchair American Association.’” She entered and won the Maine competition. “It’s not a beauty pageant, it’s an inner beauty pageant,” Quimby said. Contestants are judged on achievements and advocacy talents. In that role this month

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downturn.” Resident Al DiMillo, however, continued to raise concerns over the surpluses that have been produced in the last half dozen years. DiMillo said the schools have overcollected more than $1 million annually in recent years, and asked councilors why they would trust the school’s budget given that track record. “It’s shameful,” he said. “You’re collecting taxes and not spending them on the schools.” DiMillo, however, was the only speaker with that concern. Resident Jeff Selser said he would rather the schools produce surpluses than deficits – a position echoed by some councilors. City services, including trash collection, are some of the best around, he said, but they come at a cost. “In Cape Elizabeth, which is perceived to be a much more swanky zip code, they have to put their trash in their car and drive it around and dump it somewhere,” Comment on this story at:

she’ll meet U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins at the Great Women of Maine event, she’ll talk to the South Portland Boys and Girls Club, and will participate in a comedy fundraiser in South Portland. “I want to have people with disabilities feel more comfortable in society, and other people feel more comfortable in the community. People have bad misconceptions and preconceived notions about disabilities. They just don’t know any better. That’s why I want to educate them.” For fun, Quimby is taking a cooking class at SMCC. “I’ve learned so much,” she said, showing off pictures of chicken dishes on her smart phone. She’s about to embark on a project sharing information with disabled college students on which campuses are accessible, which ones aren’t, especially in the winter. “If they’re not cleaning walkways and not chipping ice, we can’t go over there in a wheelchair,” she said. Her future goals include getting a Ph.D. “And I want to do a paralympic sport, adaptive water skiing. The water’s softer than ice, and I used to be good at it.” A big part of who Quimby is is staying busy and looking ahead.

Selser said. “In South Portland, we’re civilized. We have our trash collected for us.” Most councilors did not immediately indicate whether they would support the school budget, but some seemed open to the increase. They will meet with the School Board on April 25 to discuss the budget. City Manager Jim Gailey said the council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the school budget on May 3, which would clear the way for a May 10 public budget referendum. The $28 million municipal budget, meanwhile, elicited few comments. Councilors continue to work on that spending plan, which would increase property taxes by 2.5 percent. The municipal budget includes $30,000 for a local circuit-breaker program designed to provide some property-tax relief to citizens 70 and older who have lived and paid taxes in the city for at least 10 years. Randy Billings can be reched a 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ randybillings.

When something traumatic happens, people can go one of two ways, she said. “You wallow in it and feel bad for yourself, or take it positively. Say this happened, I need to conquer this and move on.” She did the latter, and doesn’t stop setting goals. “That’s what keeps me happy,” she said.

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do the best I can. I am a worker and a doer and I know I can serve the people.” Pinette will replace Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who served for 15 years as the state’s chief health officer before leaving in January. She will start on May 1. “I want to be a role model, not only to my own children but to others. I know from experience that hard work pays off and dreams can come true,” Pinette said. “I am looking forward to this new job and all the challenges I may face.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @ amy_k_anderson.

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District 7 from page 1 County Republican Committee chairwoman, said Republicans met in Cape Elizabeth and picked Louis Maietta Jr. as their candidate. Love said the eight voting members all supported Maietta, who did not have a challenger. “Louie is a lifelong resident of South Portland. He was born and raised here. His family is well known,” Love said. “I think he’s going to be a great candidate. He’s got a lot of energy for this campaign.” Maietta has worked in his family con4 struction business, but he now owns and

manages commercial real estate. He is a former one-term state representative and has served on the City Council. “I worked very well across party lines my entire life,” Maietta said. “I rarely see issues on a party basis; this is Maine, we are all in this together. There are no Democrat potholes and no Republican potholes.” Democrats, meanwhile, caucused Tuesday night in South Portland and selected state Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, as their candidate. Dill, a civil rights lawyer and adjunct professor at Southern Maine Community College, received 21 of 30 votes. South Portland City Councilor Tom

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Blake received nine votes, after he first withdrew and then redeclared his candidacy. Rob Schreiber, an SMCC adjunct professor and South Portland Planning Board member, received no votes. Cumberland County Democratic Committee Chairman Reid Sher said former District Attorney Paul Aranson, of Scarborough, withdrew. Sher said Democrats believe they have a “really strong” candidate in Dill, who is expected to run a “robust” campaign. “Cynthia is a hard-worker,” Sher said. “She will do what she has to do” to win. Dill said she was “thrilled” to get the nomination and would fight to protect the


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environment and vulnerable populations in the state budget. “This session of the Legislature has made it crystal clear there are real differences between Republicans and Democrats,” Dill said. If Dill wins the Senate election, Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn said, her House District 121 seat, which represents part of Cape Elizabeth, will not automatically be declared vacant. Flynn said it will be up to the town to ask the state to declare a special election to fill the House seat. Republicans currently hold 20 seats in the 35-member state Senate, while the Democrats hold 14 seats. One senator is unenrolled.

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Council from page 3 mistic numbers,” Wood said, adding that “$550,000 is a lot of money now. More is more uncomfortable.” Cost estimates for the new intermediate school have not yet been calculated, with the plans stalled until the council made a decision on the community center. Building committee Chairman Paul Koziell addressed the council after its decision. “This issue is now resolved. It’s time for us to move forward,” he said. “This project will be financially responsible. This project will address the educational needs of our future third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Thank you again and we are ready to go back to work.” The committee plans to send voters a

plan to replace the Wentworth School in November. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

Smokers from page 3 slowly into this.” “How can we create a law when we don’t even have those (designated smoking) areas yet?” she asked. The amendment was introduced after citizens complained that smokers were leaving used cigarette butts on the beaches and that the second-hand smoke was affecting beach-goers’ health and ability to enjoy the beach. Members of the high school Environmental Club attended the meeting and several students spoke in favor of the

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ban. “I live right down the street from Pine Point Beach, I go there all the time,” club member Patrick Snowden said. “I see cigarette butts all over the sand. I see birds going after them, thinking they’re food. That may not seem important, but they live here, too.” Several other people also spoke in favor of the ban, including a representative from the Healthy Maine Partnerships, an anti-smoking organization that volunteered to pay for signs and an educational campaign for beach users. The council will reconsider the issue at its next meeting.

Budget increase The council also approved the first reading of the budget, which includes a nearly 3.9 percent property tax hike. The $35.7 million school budget recently increased by $545,000 after the

School Board restored several jobs that had previously been slashed, including an elementary school guidance counselor, middle school foreign language teacher and 4.2 teacher positions at the high school. Changes to the $20.6 million municipal side of the budget are still being discussed by the Finance Committee and will be presented to the council at a future meeting. The council will have a public hearing on the budget on April 27 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The budget validation vote has been moved up a week, from May 17 to May 10, to correspond with the special election for the Maine Senate District 7 seat being vacated by Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @ emilyparkhurst.

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Studio from page 1 will be operating sometime this year. But this is not the first time both sides have sounded optimistic. Last spring, the city said the armory deal was 95-percent complete. And one city councilor predicted the agreement would be signed by last July. But securing the remaining 5 percent of that deal has proved elusive over the last 10 months. Negotiations seemed to reach an impasse in late February, when councilors said they were presenting the investors with their final offer. At that time, the mayor said she

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was ready to look for other opportunities, while investors said they were exploring moving their project to Scarborough. The city purchased the Armory for $650,000 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 2006. Since then, the city has invested little money into the crumbling structure, which has been used mostly for storage by the public safety and public works departments. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follwo him on Twitter: @ randybillings


South Portland has reached a tentative agreement with a group of investors who hope to bring a film production sound stage to the the former National Guard Armory on Broadway, pictured here in October 2008.

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