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News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

Vol. 11, No. 17

School Board blinks in budget standoff with City Council

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By Amber Cronin SOUTH PORTLAND — After refusing to budge Monday night, the School Board Wednesday whittled down its proposed budget for fiscal year 2013. In what board member Jeff Selser called a “feisty” workshop, the board found places to make cuts in its proposed operating budget. “It was a very difficult meeting,” Selser said Thursday. “There wasn’t a general agreement, so we had to keep working at it and working at it until we found some combination of changes that the majority of the board was the least uncomfortTiM.GREENwAy./.FOR.ThE.FORECASTER

Above, students at Holy Cross School in South Portland laugh as John Magnarelli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top regional school lunch official, compares his son’s size 18 basketball shoe to a student’s shoe before presenting the Bronze Award in USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge at the school on Tuesday, April 24. Right, students hold up the banner proclaiming the school’s Bronze Award.

able with.” In a joint workshop on Monday night, the School Board presented the City Council with a budget increase of $762,400, or 2.2 percent, to $40 million, in the operating budget for 2013. Members said everything in the budget was “mission critical.” “We strongly believe the budget is in the best interest of the students of South Portland,” Tappan Fitzgerald, the School Board chairman, said. But on Wednesday the board cut $136,000 by replacing $50,000 of the tax need with surplus cash and cutting $86,000 See page 27

Scarborough budget heads to final council vote By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — The final iteration of the fiscal year 2013 budget totals about $1.84 million less than the original March proposal. The Finance Committee and School Board have been slicing away at the budget for the past month, resulting in a new net budget – the amount that will have to be raised by taxes – of about $49.9 million. That’s less than the nearly $51.8 million proposed by Town Manager Tom Hall in March, but still amounts to a 7.33 percent increase over fiscal 2012.

The budget cuts will save the average Scarborough taxpayer about $162 in property taxes compared to the original plan, although residents would still see a 90-cent increase in the property tax rate, from $13.03 per $1,000 of property value to $13.93 per $1,000. The bulk of savings came from the School Department, which removed $1.8 million from its original tax request by cutting a proposed 9.86 percent budget hike down to a 4.96 percent increase. See page 21

Sales of prescription painkillers spike in greater Portland By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling PORTLAND — In 2010, Maine doctors prescribed 1,100 pounds of powerful painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet to their patients – more than triple the amount they prescribed just 10 years ago.

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Carolyn Wallace, a Portlandbased drug and alcohol counselor, said that fully half of the people she treats for addiction are hooked on painkillers. The source of the drug is no secret. “Almost to a client, they start

out with a prescription,” she said. Tom Kivler, director of the Division of Behavioral Health at Brunswick’s Midcoast Hospital, said that the majority of Maine’s painkiller addicts get their drugs from a doctor, either directly,

or through a friend or family member. “Only 5 percent get it from the Internet or a drug dealer,” he said. For local communities along Maine’s coast, prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone

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have skyrocketed. In 2010, so many painkillers were prescribed that they could have supplied every man, woman, and child in Maine with 78 five-milligram doses, See page 26

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bodies in the world. Payne co-founded Waterkeeper Alliance with six other waterkeepers in 1999, and today there are 200 on six continents. Bertocci is a man with many skills who has followed a career path with many twists and turns. He has been as a firefighter, EMT and assistant chief for the Bath Fire Department; managed the harvest and processing of seaweeds for micronutrient and pharmaceutical markets; consulted in marine algae harvest and processing; worked as an electrician and mechanic at the Royal River Boatyard, and served as a manager for product support at a Brunswick-based firm that has developed vehicle-mounted electrical generators. A chat with him suggests that the word “chutzpah” might be added to the list of adjectives that describe him. “I was running my own consulting firm in the mid-1990s – Algaetech Seaweed Solutions – and someone called to ask if I could design a website. After saying ‘Yes,’ I rushed out and bought the book ‘HTML for Dummies’ so I could learn how to do it,” Bertocci said. That project was successful, and he ultimately designed a website called “Gateway to the Seaweed,” which attracted visitors from around the world. During that time, he also made several presentations to school groups and the wider community on issues surrounding marine algae. “I participated in the establishment of one of the first EPA-certified watermonitoring programs in the country in 1992,” Bertocci noted with pride. He went on to explain that it’s important to compile baseline data covering all parts of the bay

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Budgets draw praise at Cape Elizabeth hearing By David Harry CAPE ELIZABETH — It took almost as long for Town Council Chairwoman Sara Lennon to direct people to the Planning Board meeting Monday as it did for councilors to hear comments about the proposed $32.2 million combined fiscal 2013 budgets. The Planning Board meeting was in an adjacent conference room, while council chambers resounded with support for the budgets in a hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes.

Councilors will vote on the municipal and school budgets on May 14. Their vote will enact the $8.86 million municipal budget drafted by Town Manager Michael McGovern. If they approve the $21.76 million school budget, it will move on to a June 12 voter referendum. The total impact of the municipal, school and county obligations is expected to increase the property tax rate from $15.18 per $1,000 of assessed value to $15.85. Council comments Monday were limited to praise from Lennon and an overview

Hinckley Drive likely destination for S. Portland farmers market By Amber Cronin SOUTH PORTLAND — A final decision won’t be made until May, but indications at a City Council workshop Monday were that the farmers market will operate this year on Hinckley Drive. Last year, farmers who participated in the market reported losing money, they believe, because the market was in Thomas Knight Park at the end of Waterman Drive and Ocean Street. This year, the South Portland Farmers Market Association proposed moving the market to Hinckley Drive, along Mill Creek Park, an area members feel will provide more visibility and foot traffic. One proposal has 24 farmers and their stands occupying about half the street, from Ocean Street to the first curb cut in front of Town and Country Federal Credit Union. The second would close all of Hinckley Drive and allow 41 farmers to sell their wares. While the move to Hinckley Drive is not ideal for some local businesses, four of the six city councilors spoke in favor of the move. Mayor Patti Smith said that while she will support the market wherever it is held, she is not sure where it will be most successful. “I’m concerned about the parking,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a learning curve like it was last year.” The major concern with either Hinckley proposal has to do with parking and traffic problems associated with cutting off a

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major access road to the Hannaford supermarket on Ocean Street. Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis, who has been an advocate for the market, said people tolerate Hinckley Drive being closed one day a year for Art in the Park. But she doesn’t believe they will be receptive to the weekly closure on Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. De Angelis reiterated her desire for a large sign directing traffic to the market, wherever it ends up. That discussion was tabled at a meeting in early March. But Caitlin Jordan, head of the South Portland Farmers Market Association, said the association does not want a large sign. It prefers A-frame signs at both ends of Hinckley Drive, which have already been approved. Jordan also said the farmers are anxious continued page 27


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from council finance committee Chairman Frank Governali. “I want to give a quick thanks to the many many people who worked creatively and collaboratively to put together what I think is an excellent budget,” Lennon said. Governali said the budgets require a 4.4 percent property tax increase with spending projected to increase 2.6 percent. The effect on a median-valued home of $314,000 is a $210 annual tax increase. “The underlying objective was to maintain existing services while constraining spending increases,” Governali said. “The town continued to invest in its capital stew-

ardship program, allocating $723,000 to long-term investment needs.” No one from the public spoke about the municipal budget, but four residents expressed wholehearted support for the proposed school spending. School Superintendent Meredith Nadeau, board members and district staff succeeded in recognizing what was important in funding local education, Trish Brigham, a Rock Crest Drive resident and co-president of the nonprofit Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, said. Governali shares the CEEF leadership post with Brigham. “I think the School Board and district

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Scarborough organic lawn care policy back on the books By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — A day after town councilors seemingly replaced a 7-monthold organic pest management policy with a traditional, chemical-friendly plan, the town was back to the chem-free approach. In an email to councilors, Town Manager Tom Hall said approval of the new policy was invalid because it didn’t meet voting requirements contained in the Town Charter. The charter says four affirmative votes are needed for final passage, but at the April 18 meeting, only three councilors – Jim Benedict, Jessica Holbrook and Judy Roy – voted for the new policy. Councilor Richard Sullivan recused himself and Councilors Karen D’Andrea and Carol Rancourt refused to vote. “In light of this, I view the existing

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policy, adopted September 21, 2011, to be in effect and will act in accordance thereto,” Hall said. The traditional pest management policy proposed by Sullivan on April 18 was criticized by D’Andrea and Rancourt, and by many residents, several of whom have formed a group called Citizens for a Green Scarborough. On April 20, after hearing that the prior vote was invalid, members of that group were elated. “This was the 12th-hour miracle in our view,” said Eddie Woodin, a local business owner, philanthropist and member of Citizens for a Green Scarborough.

The organic policy now in effect was drafted during a year of work by the town’s Ordinance Committee and members of Citizens for a Green Scarborough. It calls for the use of chemical-free techniques, except in emergency situations, when traditional pesticides could be applied at the town manager’s discretion. It also created a seven-member board to oversee the organic program and advise the town manager. When Sullivan proposed replacing the policy, first in March and again last week, pro-organic residents said the council was throwing away all their work with a single vote. Sullivan’s proposal would have removed the organics mandate and replaced it with continued page 27

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Pesticides fracas brings council rules into question SCARBOROUGH — While the town’s pesticide policy issue has, at least for now, been decided, questions about council procedures and rules raised during the month-long discussion remain unanswered: • In an email to councilors, Town Manager Tom Hall pointed out that by “abstaining” in the 3-0 vote on April 18, Councilors Karen D’Andrea and Carol Rancourt violated a rule requiring all councilors, except those who have been recused, to cast votes. • Rancourt has accused Councilor Richard Sullivan of failing to file a disclosure statement about his brother, Dan Sullivan, who has a $40,000 contract with the town for lawn mowing services. Town Council rules require such disclosures, which Sullivan admitted to not filing. Hall has said that no councilor has filed a disclosure statement since the rule was enacted in 2009. • Citizens for a Green Scarborough (and their attorney) still claim Sullivan was not eligible to propose his new policy in the first place because of council rules regarding “reconsideration.” However, a town attorney gave Sullivan the OK and said he was within the the rules. • Council Chairman Ron Ahlquist and Sullivan questioned whether proper parliamentary procedure was followed in voting on Sullivan’s proposal. They speculated that when Councilor Jessica Holbrook called for a vote, she was simply “moving the question” – calling for a vote to end debate, not a vote on the policy. Holbrook, though, said she wanted a decision on the policy, and stands by the 3-0 vote. Violations of council rules could lead to public or private censure hearings. But neither the censure process nor possible punishments for rule-breakers are outlined in the council Rules, Policies and Procedures manual or the Town Charter. That left Ahlquist, who did not attend last week’s meeting, trying to figure out what to do. “If you look at (the policy regarding censure), it doesn’t seem to mean anything,” Ahlquist said. He said Friday that the Rules Committee would address the holes in the council’s manual, but that it would probably have to wait until other, more pressing business is handled. “I wish this would all go away so we can concentrate on what I want to concentrate on, which is the budget,” he said. — Mario Moretto

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As Sheri Piers put mile after mile behind her on April 16, Kristin Barry raced around Boston on four wheels to keep her training partner updated on her position in the Boston Marathon.

while Piers favors longer distances. “The things she enjoys the most, I enjoy the least,” Barry said. “It’s really a good balance,” Piers said. “We just work so well together. We’re great company for each other. We’ve developed a strong friendship through this.”

So by the time Piers crossed the finish line, she knew she was the first American woman to complete the 116th annual road race. She finished in 2:41:35 on a sweltering day that led many runners to skip the race. She finished 10th overall and second in the master’s division.

Piers trains with Barry, who lives in Scarborough. She said she has run the Boston Marathon five or six times and says it is “good motivation” to keep up her training through the winter.

“I just felt happy to be there,” she said. Barry said she was also happy to be in Boston for the marathon, even if that involved a slightly hectic race around the city to keep her friend updated. With her father, Larry Pierce, driving, Barry was free to hop out of the car at various points, sprint onto the race course and wildly wave her arms to get Piers’ attention. “Each time she just kept moving up,” Barry said. “When you’re in a race you don’t always have a sense of where you are.” “She ran a tremendous race,” she added. Piers said she coped with temperatures that reached the high 80s by running under hoses and dumping cups of water on her head to stay cool. “I think I hit every water stop out there,” she said. Barry said “it was almost like the heat was a good thing” for Piers. “She does well in grueling conditions,” Barry said. “She just takes it in stride.”

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and six or seven shorter races each year. In January she traveled to Houston to participate in the Olympic trials, where she finished 24th overall and first in the master’s division. Locally, she frequently tops the field of the annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. While she may travel out of state for races, Piers covers much of the greater Portland area on her regular early morning training runs with Barry. During peak training, Piers logs 100 to 120 miles a week, most of them on outdoors. She occasionally runs indoors on a treadmill while she catches up on the news or listens to music. Piers and Barry said their training is more valuable and fun because they do it together. Barry prefers short, fast races,

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Piers was unaware of the confusion until well afterwards, but said it wouldn’t have mattered to her either way.

“It just makes it a lot of fun,” Barry said. “We’re always laughing and joking. We’re working hard, but having fun while we’re doing it.”

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“It felt great. It was not something I expected to do,” the 40-year-old nurse practitioner and mother of three said after she returned home to Falmouth.

There was some confusion after the race when results posted by the Boston Athletic Association incorrectly listed Mayumi Fujita as a U.S. citizen, which would have bumped Piers out of the top American woman position. Race officials later determined Fujita is a Japanese citizen.

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News briefs S.P. police: Suspect hid cocaine in his mouth SOUTH PORTLAND — A traffic stop for a suspected fake inspection sticker resulted in two people being jailed on drug charges, police said Wednesday. Sheryl Wallace, 45, and Dennis Splude, 55, both transients, Splude were arrested on Main Street Tuesday night after Officer Scott Corbett pulled over the vehicle driven by Wallace. Corbett believed Splude, who was in the passenger seat, Wallace was hiding drugs in his mouth and attempted to search him, but Splude resisted and fought with Corbett, police said. Wallace allegedly attempted to interfere with the search, but stopped when a passerby stopped to check on the situation. After other officers arrived, packets

suspected to contain crack cocaine were taken from Splude’s mouth. Splude was hospitalized because of concerns he may have ingested the drugs during the search. More drug-related evidence was found in Wallace’s vehicle, police said. Splude and Wallace were taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Splude was charged with possession of crack cocaine, refusing to submit to arrest and falsifying physical evidence. Wallace was charged with displaying a fictitious inspection sticker, obstructing government administration, possession of a scheduled drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

S.P. man dies in Falmouth highway crash FALMOUTH — State police are looking at high speed among factors in a fatal accident on Interstate 295 early Wednesday morning. South Portland resident Christopher Black, 42, was declared dead at the scene, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said. Black’s sport utility vehicle was discovered by a passing motorist between 2

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N.Y. men arrested in South Portland drug bust SOUTH PORTLAND — A New York man is under armed guard at Maine Medical Center in Portland as he recovers from injuries sustained when he allegedly jumped out of a second-story window in an effort to evade police. Police said Anthony Calderon, 30, Cordero of Brooklyn, N.Y., jumped from a window at the Days Inn hotel on Maine Mall Road around noon on Tuesday. Officers were called to the hotel to investigate the odor of marijuana. Instead, they found a suspected drug trafficking operation. Calderon was arrested in the parking lot. South Portland police officers and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly found 200 bags of heroin, 50 grams of cocaine, $7,000 cash and a handgun with the serial numbers filed off in his hotel room. They also found a second man, Davidson Cordero, 22, also of Brooklyn, hiding in a nearby room that had been left open for housecleaning. Cordero was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass, and was released after he posted bail.

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Water district projects coming to Cape roads

CAPE ELIZABETH — Two Portland Water District projects will affect local roads through mid summer. On Monday, crews from Gorham Sand & Gravel will begin replacing a water main on Smugglers Cove Road. A temporary main will be installed before excavation begins May 7 to replace the current 2-inch main with a 4-inch main. The work is expected to take three to four weeks, Public Works Director Robert Malley said. Once the Smugglers Cove project is completed, work to replace a water main along Scott Dyer Road from the lower intersection of Brentwood Avenue to Spurwink Avenue will begin. The work will limit traffic to one way at a time. Drivers are encouraged to use Route Fowler Road or Route 77 to get to the recycling center on Spurwink Avenue.

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These boots are (not) made for walking This is day number three for me in New York City, but if you asked my feet, they’d say we’ve been here at least a few months. When heading to NY, I consistently make the mistake – or perhaps choose to maintain the fantasy – that women stroll around looking as if they just walked out of a fashion magazine: the trendy shoes, the flawlessly No Sugar fitted skirts, the dresses blowing in the Manhattan breeze. I imagine they’ve put some serious thought into their wardrobe choices – and they most certainly don’t sweat, or have BandAids covering the blisters on their dainty feet inside of their Manolo Blahniks. When readying for an adventure here, I pack accordingly – which means one thing: my cowboy boots. Of course then I Sandi Amorello arrive and after one day of strolling up and down city streets and pounding pavement, I’m nearly reduced to tears from the pain of wearing inappropriate footwear. I’m clearly being punished for my vanity, because the truth is, you cannot walk 127 blocks in cowboy boots. Actual cowboys never walked that far; they rode horses most of the time.


Now, my cowboy boots are a cherished possession, and they never fail to make me feel fashionable and at least slightly hip. Of course, using the word “hip” clearly makes me unhip, but please try to work with me here. On my 30th birthday, Drew gave me a pair of very cool black boots (of the cowboy variety) from a store in Boston. He’d been shooting a commercial downtown, stumbled upon a boot shop and thought they would be the perfect gift. Upon receiving said boots, I immediately ascertained that my husband knew not one iota about my taste or what would constitute a good birthday gift for the woman he’d known for over a decade. I pretended to like them, but deep down I thought he was somewhat of an idiot and couldn’t believe he hadn’t just bought me a simple piece of jewelry. Something I could wear every day and show off to my girlfriends. Being age 30 and childless meant that I was obviously still immature and completely out of my mind. Of course, years later, I wore those boots enough to break them in and they became my most prized possession. And I marveled that Drew could have known that a girl from New Jersey had an inner cowgirl longing to wear boots with her pearls, and just hadn’t tapped into that part of herself yet. He had bought for me what turned out to be not merely a gift, but a life transforming one. Two years after his death, when the boots were about 13 years old and had gone through numerous re-solings, I finally had to break down and buy another pair. The

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The farcical debt debate Ginn family responds to Cape Elizabeth complaints As the family of the recently deceased David B. Ginn of the Sea Barn Road rentals, we feel that we can no longer allow our neighbors and the media to defame our loved one’s name and homestead. Over the last several months, the renting of our home has been under intense scrutiny by our neighbors. The tales of wild parties and unruly tenants have gotten taller and taller – although there is no public record of complaints in the two seasons we have been renting thus far. Our town is not a party town, it’s a family town, and that’s the type of people that come to vacation here. Families that come to rent our scenic house in the Cape Elizabeth suburbs are carefully screened and the quality of tenants has been exceptional. All of the examples that have been given in the papers were during the early, learning-curve stages of renting, and have been grossly exaggerated. Frankly, it’s a bit odd for newly arrived renters to see a neighbor of ours running across the driveway to take pictures and document the alleged nuisances, let alone interrogating our guests as to their lengths of stay and purpose of visit. This is harassment and violates our property rights. Like many homeowners presently challenged in this economy, we are forced to find alternative sources of income and for us that includes renting our home. William Ginn Cape Elizabeth

Lawsuit isn’t helping South Portland Albert DiMillo needs to understand that his lawsuit is the reason South Portland taxpayer money is being spent to settle the health insurance benefit issue. His lawsuit was totally unnecessary and challenged the City Council to take on the cost to defend itself. A little extra work on his part to collect the signatures needed for a referendum would have given the voters a chance to decide this issue. And, while a referendum will never resolve the legal issue Mr. DiMillo is currently pursuing, it will allow the public to reaffirm or remove this long-standing benefit. Something a legal decision may not do. While I personally believe councilors were authorized to receive the health insurance option by a vote of the council in the 1970s, I now feel that the city needs to resolve the questions and controversy that linger. Mr. DiMillo, please do the right thing, end this costly process and with Mr. Crosby’s help collect the signatures you need. Linda Boudreau South Portland

Brace yourselves. We’re about to enter a season of protracted angst and anger over the national debt and the federal budget deficit. We are entering the campaign season, and so we can expect outrage – outrage, I say – over the profligacy of our government, the irresponsibility of the Obama administration and the immorality of saddling our children and our grandchildren with debt. We will be admonished that it is absolutely necessary to cut government expenditures and therefore to live within Global our means. We will hear of the woes to befall us unless we eviscerate “non-essential” programs and restore sanity in Washington. We will be reminded that every household must balance its budget (this will be accompanied by imagery involving a kitchen table and a family making “tough decisions”) and that we should demand nothing less of our government. For the sake of our country, my fellow Americans, we Perry B. Newman must stop the bleeding. There are at least two fallacies associated with these rants. The first relates to the nature of our debt, and the second relates to the so-called evils of debt in the first place. In this column we’ll look at the question of government expenditures, which, according to most debt critics, are the principle cause of our indebtedness. My take on the other fallacies will have to wait until next month. Our government “expends” revenue in essentially two ways: first, by actually spending money on goods and services, and second, by foregoing revenue the government would otherwise collect through taxes, absent a policy decision, such as a tax break, not to do so. The first kind of expenditure is familiar to us and is what deficit hawks in Congress decry the loudest. Everything the government spends money to acquire or provide should, in the eyes of the deficit hawks, be brought under the microscope. We simply spend too much. But take a look at where the federal government spends our money. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, in 2011 some 20 percent of the entire federal budget, or $718 billion, was spent on defense and international security. That number includes $159 billion to support the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Another 20 percent, or $731 billion, paid for Social Security, which provided retirement benefits to 36.5 million retired workers, 2.9 million spouses and children of retired workers, 6.3 million surviving children and spouses of deceased workers and 10.6 million disabled workers and their dependents. Finally, three health insurance programs, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, comprised another 21 percent of the budget, totaling $769 billion. Of that $769 billion, nearly two thirds, $486 billion, went to Medicare. Add these three categories of expenditures together and you account for more than 60 percent of all federal spending.


What is being done to reduce these allegedly bloated figures? Well, the Obama administration has been trying to end our military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. If we could somehow extricate ourselves entirely, we’d save $159 billion annually. Efforts to reduce our involvement, however, are accompanied by howls of outrage that we are “cutting and running,” that the mission isn’t accomplished, that if we pull out Iraq and Afghanistan will devolve into even more chaotic environments, and so on. The Obama administration has also been trying to manage the burgeoning amounts the government pays for health care. The Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate,” but lost in the frenzied debate is one of “ObamaCare’s” principle objectives – lowering the cost of health care over time by spreading the risk, and through other cost control incentives. Try having a rational debate on this one. Death panels, anyone? Efforts to tinker with Social Security and Medicare are also doomed. Retirees point out that they’ve worked hard all their lives, that they damn well expect to receive their benefits and that, by the way, they vote. Others argue that eligibility for Social Security is sacrosanct and that it wouldn’t be fair to move the goal posts for those now in the workforce. Strike three! What’s left? The remaining 40 percent of the federal budget is spent on the social safety net (13 percent), veterans’ and federal retirees’ benefits (7 percent), interest on the debt (6 percent), transportation infrastructure (3 percent), education (2 percent), research (1 percent) and all other expenses (7 percent). Any rational person would look at the two elephants in the room, defense and health care, and posit that we can achieve some big savings. Let’s end these wars. Let’s get a grip on health care costs. But deficit hawks focus instead on cutting programs for the neediest Americans, who are, not coincidentally, those with the least political power. Yet safety net programs comprise just 13 percent of the budget. Or they seek to reduce the government’s health care expenditures by offering consumers vouchers with which we can purchase health insurance coverage. But no one explains how vouchers will do anything to contain costs, unless that’s accomplished simply by capping the government’s exposure once we’ve exhausted our vouchers. You might ask, what about tax expenditures, i.e., the revenue we might raise by eliminating some tax breaks? Or how about raising some taxes on certain segments of the population? We’ll get to those in a future column, but I think you know how that discussion goes. Next time we’ll discuss whether debt and deficits are really the boogiemen some make them out to be. Until then, however, you have to wonder whether those most vehemently opposed to debt are those least disposed to do anything meaningful about it, unless it comes at the expense of those least able to wield political power and influence. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council.

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County commissioner explains increase A recent article in the Forecaster reviewed the plight of the town of Scarborough and their 2013 budget. The article outlined the various areas of increased spending, including the school budget of $39 million, the municipal budget of about $27 million and the c o u n t y bu d get represents about 3 percent of the total of just over $2 million. The 5 percent increase in the county budget is based on state valuation of the municipalities within the county, and depending on increases and or decreases of each municipality, affects the individual municipal share of the county budget. The total increase for Scarborough from the county is $99,598, less than 1 percent of the total town budget increase. Valuation represented $58,704 of that and county increases were $40,984. The county budget is scrutinized annually by a Finance Committee made up of municipal council members from each of the five commissioner districts. They review the budget over the course of several weeks, and approve it before sending it to county commissioners for final approval. County government provides many services to our taxpayers, and does so for a cost of less than $2 per thousand. The county budget has averaged less than 2 percent per year increase over the past five years. Cumberland County recognizes that the municipalities have to provide many necessary services for their citizens and we continue to help by providing regional services on a consolidated basis, serving our taxpayers efficiently and effectively, and protecting our citizens. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding all issues impacting county government. Commissioner Neil Jamieson Scarborough

Beem column provokes thought about violence Thank you, Edgar Allen Beem, for your thought-provoking column, “Stop watering the seeds of violence.” Violence, in all its forms, blinds us from seeing ways of working together and appreciating the importance of humanity. Leigh Donaldson Portland

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ALEC empowers the power crazy Those smart ALECs are still at it. Back on Nov. 11, 2011, I wrote about how Gov. Paul LePage’s administration was taking its agenda straight from the playbook of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group closely allied with the ultraconservative Koch brothers. Now ALEC is all over The Universal the news as Maine’s Majority, the group that arose in opposition to LePage’s business-before-people agenda, has been calling attention to the ALEC fingerprints all over bills submitted to the 125th Legislature. In a March 15 report entitled “Who Is Writing Maine’s Laws?,” Maine’s Majority reported that 20 ALEC bills had been submitted Edgar Allen Beem to the Legislature in the past 14 months. Chief among them are those related to the administration’s education reforms, namely privatizing public schools by creating charter schools and allowing public tax dollars to subsidize religious schools. Then there’s the newly enacted vigilante bill that prohibits state officials from disarming citizens during a state of emergency. Really? Was that a big concern of Maine citizens? There’s also the regulatory takings bill, so broad, unprecedented and complex that even LePage’s own attorney general had to oppose it, otherwise we’d have property owners suing left and right any time a new land use or zoning ordinance was enacted. And now we have ALEC leading the charge for a new Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) fight. ALEC has been a shadowy background player in conservative politics for decades, but the rise of the tempestuous tea party has apparently emboldened it to step out of the shadows to start dictating social and economic policies to elected officials. Maine’s Majority identified eight members of the Legislature as ALEC members (Reps. Cushing, Hamper and Harmon; Sens. Langley, Plowman, Rector, Rosen, and Thibodeau) and another 13 who have introduced ALEC copycat bills.


Nationally, the Center for Media and Democracy has drawn attention to the organization with its ALEC Exposed project, and there is an ALECWATCH website that calls the group “Corporate America’s Secret Political Arm.” The issue that generated the most mainstream media coverage has been ALEC’s promotion of Stand Your Ground laws, such as the one in Florida at the heart of the Trayvon Martin killing. ALEC has blamed “liberal bullies” for attacking its supposedly benign free-market agenda and scaring of corporate contributors. If Shoot Your Neighbor laws are free-market policies, then I’m pleased to be a liberal bully. There is nothing wrong, of course, with either party or any politician using model legislation to draft bills. It’s done all the time. What we are seeing nationally and here in Maine, however, is not simply a Republican subscription to ALEC model legislation. We are witnessing the remote control of our elected representatives by far right ideologues in the employ of billionaires. This Republican administration isn’t about problem-solving or even addressing real Maine issues; it’s about doing the bidding of its masters. If LePage had been truthful and forthcoming about the agenda he would pursue if elected, he would not be in office today. Remember LePage pooh-poohing expressed concerns about his positions on social issues during the campaign, insisting he was just all about job creation? Who knew that job creation meant privatizing public education, gutting environmental regulations, disbanding the Land Use Regulation Commission, attacking public employees and organized labor at every turn, reducing workers compensation benefits, throwing tens of thousand people off MaineCare, running a private four-lane highway through the woods, allowing guns in the Statehouse, and letting landowners sue if they’re not permitted to build a Walmart in their cow pasture? Who knew? Boss Paul, that’s who. What we have been seeing in the 125th Legislature is a power-crazy Republican Party trying to enact everything on the right-wing wish list in one session. Why? Because they know they’ll be out on their keisters as soon as the good people of Maine realize whose interests they are serving. Hint: it’s not ours. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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from previous page of operating under the influence. 4/20 at 6:48 p.m. Saleen L. Coggins, 27, of Wainwright Circle East, South Portland, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Garrett Strout on charges of being a fugitive from justice for a crime committed in another state, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (crack cocaine), trafficking in prison contraband and unlawful possession of oxycodone. 4/20 at 11:10 p.m. Stephen M. Tracy, 32, of Gorham Road, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of sale or use of drug paraphernalia and two warrants. 4/22 at 12:38 a.m. Brian J. Griffin, 18, of Sagebush Drive, was arrested on Broadturn Road by Officer Donald Laflin on charges of operating without a license, transportation of liquor by a minor and possession of marijuana. 4/22 at 5:55 p.m. John Katanga, 41, of Front Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on charges of operating under the influence (refused test), violating bail conditions of release and endangering the welfare of a child.

Summonses 4/18 at 2:37 a.m. Katharine R. Johnston, 28, of Eastern Avenue, Saco, was issued a summons on Pine Point Road by Officer Scott Vaughan on charges of operating under the influence and violating bail conditions of release. 4/18 at 10:18 a.m. Nolan K. Petrin, 21, of Maple Drive, Dayton, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of possession of marijuana. 4/19 at 10:19 a.m. June A. Harkins, 39, of Cumberland Avenue, Portland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/19 at 10:48 p.m. Shannon M. Duplessie, 38, of Washington Street, Caribou, was issued a summons on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/20 at 12:29 p.m. Seth H. Nickerson, 31, of Lexington Road, Kingfield, was issued a summons on Mussey Road by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 4/22 at 1:14 p.m. Amanda M. LaBrie, 32, of Pleasant Street, Springvale, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Timothy Dalton on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

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arrests 4/14 at 3:05 a.m. Daniel Orcutt, 31, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of violating bail conditions of release. 4/14 at 5:30 a.m. John J. Wedge, 21, of Windham, was arrested on West Wainwright Circle by Officer Chris Gosling on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, violating conditions of release, failure to give correct name or birthday, operating after suspension, unlawful use of license or ID card and on a warrant. 4/14 at 12:20 p.m. Stephen Yerxa, 45, of Portland, was arrested on Highland Avenue by Officer Kevin Gerrish on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. 4/14 at 12:20 p.m. Ryan Bouffard, 29, of Biddeford, was arrested on Western Avenue by Officer Jeffrey Pooler on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating after suspension. 4/14 at 2:26 p.m. Samantha Gurney, 29, of Westbrook, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Jeffrey Pooler on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating conditions of release. 4/14 at 11:20 p.m. David Sargent, 51, of South Portland, was arrested on Hillside Avenue by Officer Scott Corbett on charges of domestic violence assault and assault. 4/15 at 2:58 a.m. Corey E. Penney, 21, of Portland, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Erin Curry on a warrant. 4/15 at 12:17 p.m. Joseph Matthews, 43, of South Portland, was arrested on Exton Avenue by Officer John Bostwick on a warrant. 4/15 at 7:57 p.m. Corey M. W. Swiger, 21, transient, was arrested on Westbrook Street by Officer Rocco Navarro on a warrant. 4/16 at 4:06 p.m. Tyler G. Esposito, 20, transient, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Rocco Navarro on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 4/17 at 1:24 a.m. Meghan L. McMahon, 22, of Westbrook, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Jake Hall on a charge of operating under the influence. 4/17 at 2:13 a.m. Nathan Yunker, 29, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Steven Connors on a charge of domestic violence assault. 4/17 at 3:09 p.m. Darren L. Durand, 38, of South Portland, was arrested on Ballard Street by Officer Steven Connors on charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools. 4/17 at 8:51 p.m. Jeremiah Schirrmacher, 28, of Topsham, was arrested on Philbrook

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Fire calls 4/17 at 1:42 a.m. False alarm on Coolidge Avenue. 4/17 at 7:52 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries on Broadway. 4/17 at 7:54 a.m. False alarm on Preble Street. 4/17 at 9:44 a.m. False alarm on Sandy Hill Road. 4/17 at 4:32 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries on Main Street. 4/17 at 4:29 p.m. Hazardous condition on Cottage Road. 4/17 at 4:52 p.m. Forest, woods or wildland fire near Highland Avenue. 4/17 at 7:59 p.m. Building fire on Westbrook Street. 4/17 at 8:32 p.m. Unauthorized burning on Palmer Street. 4/17 at 8:37 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Broadway. 4/17 at 9:14 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Broadway. 4/18 at 2:14 a.m. Mulch fire on John Roberts Road. 4/18 at 7:52 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Spurwink Road. 4/19 at 7:10 p.m. Attempted burn or illegal action on MacArthur Circle. 4/20 at 9:40 a.m. Dumpster or other outside trash fire. 4/20 at 11:57 a.m. Arcing, shorted electrical equipment on Broadway. 4/20 at 4:19 p.m. Fire alarm, no fire, on Pleasant Avenue. 4/20 at 6:27 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Cottage Road. 4/20 at 6:54 p.m. Unauthorized burn on Pilsbury Street. 4/20 at 7:48 p.m. Unauthorized burn on Anthoine Street. 4/21 at 8:34 a.m. Alarm activation, no fire, on Soule Street. 4/21 at 1:01 p.m. Smoke odor on Cottage Street. 4/23 at 11:36 a.m. Alarm activation, no fire, on Wallace Avenue.

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Philip Alan Mosley, 56: Enthusiastic Special Olympian SOUTH PORTLAND — Philip Alan Mosley, 56, died April 22 at St. Joseph’s Manor after a brief illness. He was born in Portland on June 6, 1955, a son of Carroll and June Littlefield Mosley. Mosley attended Prides Training School in South Portland. He was employed at Goodwill Industries and was later involved with the Community Skills Program at Goodwill. For several years he was an enthusiastic participant in the Special Olympics of Maine. He was a lifelong communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Catherine, of Portland and Thomas M. Mosley and his wife, Sharon, of Windham; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews; brotherin-law David Stevens and his wife, Marlene Hayes, of Greenland, N.H.; uncle George Littlefield of Brooks; and several cousins including one special cousin, Amy Petit. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Community Skills for their years of dedication to improve his quality of life. They would also like to thank the caregivers and staff at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence

for their remarkable care in providing comfort for Phil.

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Dairy, accepted an honorable mention for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing. The award, given as a part of the inaugural U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, recognizes dairy farms, dairy companies and collaborative partnerships for efforts that advance the sustainability of the dairy industry. The Good Table Restaurant recently defended its crown at Maine Restaurant Week’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. The restaurant has taken home the people’schoice award for the past two years with its Creme Brulee French Toast. The 2012 eco-Excellence awards, given annually by ecomaine, were recently distributed. Falmouth’s Elementary School Design & Building Group, nominated by the town’s Recycling & Energy Advisory Committee, won the town’s community award for their success in building a “green” school while remaining financially responsible. The Falmouth business award went to Gorham Savings Bank’s Route One branch. The Recycling & Energy Advisory Committee nominated the bank for its dedication to becoming a responsible environmental citizen through its efforts at waste reduction, energy efficiency, green building practices and community outreach efforts. Freeport’s Royal River Natural Foods won the Freeport business award. The business is one of only 13 grocers in the state to earn the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Leader certification.



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Spring sports season off to successful start

MIke Strout / For the ForecaSter

South Portland sophomore Olivia Indorf steps into a first inning pitch and sends it over the fence to give the Red Riots an early 2-0 lead in their showdown at defending state champion Scarborough Tuesday.

MIke Strout / For the ForecaSter

(Ed. Note: For the complete Scarborough-South Portland softball and Cape ElizabethFalmouth boys’ lacrosse game stories, including additional photos and detailed box scores, please visit By Michael Hoffer The 2012 spring sports season has started and virtually every local club will have participated in at least one game or meet by the end of the week. Here’s a glimpse at what you might have missed on the diamonds, courts and lacrosse fields (no track results were available at press time).

Boys’ lacrosse-Capers make a statement Cape Elizabeth has the proudest boys’ lacrosse tradition in the state, so when the Capers play a team that others perceive to be their superior, they tend to rise to the occasion. That was the case Saturday night when Cape Elizabeth (which dominated Lake Region in its opener, 20-0), hosted defending Class B state champion Falmouth, already pegged in many quarters as the best team in the state this spring. For one night at least, that

wasn’t the case. The Capers never trailed, controlled the faceoff circle early behind the efforts of junior Adam Haversat, took the lead for good on freshman Griffin Thoreck’s third period goal, got three second half tallies from senior standout Timmy Lavallee and seven clutch saves from new senior goalie Will Goduti en route to an 8-6 victory. “It’s a great win,” said Lavallee, who will play at Providence College next year. “It’s always our biggest game. It determines homefield advantage. The seniors wanted this one. I love being the underdog coming into a game like this. We wanted this one.” “It was a good game,” said Raymond. “We talked before we came out that we don’t get a lot of really good games to play so we had to make the most of it and put our best effort forward. We did a nice job defensively. We played really well. Offensively, we played well at times. We did a nice job on ground balls.” Cape Elizabeth was home with North Yarmouth Academy Wednesday and goes to Waynflete Wednesday of next week. The Capers will only get

better. “We have to work on catching and throwing and ground balls,” Haversat said. “We have to keep our heads up,” Lavallee said. “We come out working as hard as we can every practice. We have to keep pushing and improve as the season goes along.” Raymond knows that that there are many battles left to fight. “If we win both times (over Falmouth), then we’ll have homefield,” Raymond said, alluding to the rematch May 16 in Falmouth. “If we split, we have a chance. When they get their players back, they’ll be stronger.” Defending Class A state champion Scarborough has excelled in the early going as it goes for its third successive title. The Red Storm opened with a 17-1 win at Westbrook, as junior John Wheeler had four goals and six assists and senior John Blaisdell added three goals. Wheeler scored five more in a 12-0 home victory over Biddeford. Scarborough then improved to 3-0 and extended its two-year win streak to 14 games with a 17-2 win at Bonny Eagle

Scarborough sophomore catcher Megan Murrell is mobbed at home plate after her fifth inning home run extended the Red Storm’s lead to 12-4. Scarborough went on to a 14-6 victory over South Portland.

behind five goals from Wheeler, three from Blaisdell and two apiece from Luke Erwin, Scott Kostovik and Ryan Pallotta. The Red Storm was at South Portland Wednesday, visits North Yarmouth Academy Saturday at 11 a.m., in a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, and hosts Deering Wednesday of next week. South Portland has been competitive, but dropped two of its first three contests. The Red Riots opened with a 10-4 loss at Marshwood. A 14-6 home win over Gorham followed as Thomas Leddy had five goals and Mike Salvatore added four. Saturday, South Portland hosted Cheverus in a taut affair. The Red Riots took a 1-0 lead on Alec Neal’s first period goal, drew even at 2-2 on Salvatore’s man-up goal in the second quarter, tied the game 3-3 on Cameron Andrews’ goal in the third and forced one final deadlock at 4-4 when Andrews scored with 7:21 remaining, but the Stags scored with 4:01 to go and the Red Riots couldn’t answer. They did get a solid effort in goal

from freshman T-mo Hellier.

“Last game we couldn’t drop a ball if we had to and today, we couldn’t catch a ball if we had to,” said South Portland coach Tom Fiorini. “T-mo’s only a freshman. I might be biased and I know we have some goalies in this state who are good, but I think he could be the best in the state at his age. We’re going to have a nice year. The kids are coming along quicker than I thought they would. They’re young, but they’re good. They’re absorbing everything. I’m having a lot of fun. We’re going to grow up fast.”

The Red Riots hosted Scarborough Wednesday, visit traditional power Yarmouth Saturday and welcome Bonny Eagle Wednesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse-Red Storm up to old tricks

Scarborough’s girls’ lacrosse team, which lost just once en route to a second consecutive Class A state championship last spring, had no trouble in its first

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2012 outing, blanking visiting McAuley in the rain, 13-0. Senior Mary Scott led the way with four goals. The Red Storm looked to improve its two-year win streak to 13 games Thursday when it hosted Bonny Eagle. After going to defending Class B state champion Yarmouth Saturday, Scarborough is at South Portland Monday. The Red Riots finally opened their season Wednesday at Sanford. South Portland has a playoff rematch Saturday at Thornton Academy, then hosts Scarborough Monday. The teams haven’t played since May 16, 2005 (a 12-8 Red Storm win). In Western B, Cape Elizabeth has lived up to preseason billing. The Capers opened with a 19-8 home win over Greely, as junior Lauren Steidl had five

Softball-Scarborough beats SP in early season showdown When Scarborough and South Portland’s softball teams get together, fans usually expect a close, low scoring battle. That was far from the case Tuesday afternoon when the host Red Storm, the defending Class A state champion, and the Red Riots combined to put 20 runs on the board. South Portland got off to a good start when sophomore pitcher Olivia Indorf hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, but Scarborough roared back with four runs in the bottom half, then put the

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“Starting off behind was weird to us because we weren’t expecting it, but we pulled through and worked hard together,” Murrell said. “(Mo) didn’t let it get to her. She stayed strong. We have a stacked lineup. It’s nice. You have to watch out for us.”

Scarborough senior ace Mo Hannan was far from sharp on the mound, but gutted out six innings and helped pace the onslaught with the bats by rapping two doubles, scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs. Sophomore catcher Megan Murrell made a highlight-reel catch of a foul ball and hit an opposite field home run and four other Scarborough hitters, juniors Erin Giles, Marissa O’Toole and Mary Redmond and sophomore Alyssa Williamson, all had multiple hits.

“My kids responded really well,” added longtime Scarborough coach Tom Griffin. “It’s early in the season. We had to figure things out. We have a really good offense. I was pleased we responded.”

The Red Storm had opened with a 13-0 (five inning) home win over Biddeford, as Giles and Hannan combined on a onehitter and Hannan hit a home run and a 19-2 (five inning) triumph at Portland, as

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from page 18 Hannan had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four. Scarborough was at Gorham Wednesday, plays host to Bonny Eagle Friday and has its next big test at Thornton Academy Wednesday of next week. “Anybody can beat anybody, but it will be tough to beat us,” Griffin said. “I like my kids. I’m really happy. The girls really prepared themselves well going into the season. Physically, they’re beyond where I expected.” South Portland opened with a 6-1 home win over Bonny Eagle, behind junior Erin Bogdanovich, who earned the win with a two-hit, 12-strikeout effort, while also rapping out three hits, including a home run. Against Scarborough, the Red Riots were paced by Indorf’s three hits and four RBI and two triples from junior Danica Gleason. Ultimately, five errors spelled their doom. “We didn’t do (Olivia) any favors,” said South Portland coach Ralph Aceto. “She had a few bases on balls, but we shot ourselves in the foot in the outfield. We can swing the bats. I’m pleased as punch at that. If we can clean it up and play defense I’m used to seeing, we’ll be a better team at the end than we are now. Hitting was never a concern for me with this team. We have holes we need to straighten out. My biggest concern is defense. We have yet to play well defensively.” South Portland hosted Thornton Academy Wednesday. The Red Riots play at Noble Friday and welcome Sanford Monday.


In Western B, Cape Elizabeth opened its season Wednesday at Falmouth. The Capers are home with Gray-New Gloucester Friday and Freeport Saturday. Monday brings a trip to Greely.

Baseball-Capers, Red Storm unbeaten Cape Elizabeth’s baseball team opened with a 10-0 (five inning) win at Old Orchard Beach as senior Will LeBlond put on a show, throwing a two-hitter and striking out seven, while also driving in three runs. The Capers were back in action Wednesday at Falmouth. They host Gray-New Gloucester Friday and Freeport in a makeup game Saturday, then go to defending regional champion Greely Monday. In Western A, Scarborough, one of the preseason favorites, is off to a hot start, winning at Thornton Academy (9-3) and Portland (5-3). Against the Golden Trojans, senior ace Ben Wessel earned the victory and seniors Joe Cronin and Greg Viola both hit home runs. In the win over the Bulldogs, sophomore Ben Greenberg got the win, while Cronin and Wessel both had multiple hits. Wessel broke a seventh inning tie with an RBI triple. After hosting Sanford Thursday, the Red Storm is at Biddeford Saturday and welcomes Marshwood Tuesday. South Portland dropped its first outing, 10-4, at Biddeford. The Red Riots were home with Westbrook Wednesday and went to Sanford Thursday. Saturday brings a visit from Massabesic and Monday, South Portland plays host to Thornton Academy.

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Budget from page 1 Much of the savings come from favorable market adjustments, such as healthcare costs and debt service coming in lower than expected. But the School Board also delayed some spending, including buying a new school bus, funding an additional kindergarten-grade 2 teaching position, and holding athletic spending steady. While the $37.3 million education budget, approved by the School Board on Tuesday, is up only 4.92 percent, or nearly $1.8 million over this year, the expected tax need is up nearly 10 percent. Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle III said that’s because of a $1.1 million revenue loss from the expiration of federal stimulus money. That loss accounts for about 4 percent of the increase, he said. The good news, according to Entwistle, is that it’s a temporary correction. He said he doesn’t expect the increase to be as stark after this “correction year.” “There was essentially a cliff built in, and we don’t expect to experience it again,” he said. Despite the sizable increase, residents at an April 11 public forum overwhelmingly supported the education budget.

Unsung Hero from page 2 to know when and where to take remedial action. Since that time, he’s been an invaluable asset to Friends of Casco Bay, primarily as a volunteer, but sometimes in a paid role. In addition to monitoring water quality, Bertocci has trained and tested volunteers in classroom and field environments and managed a vessel pump-out program. Today, dozens of volunteers trained in EPA-approved techniques collect samples in 30 sites around Casco Bay. Bertocci has also instilled a love for the bay and an ethos of service in his daughter Maggie, now a student at North Yarmouth Academy. She accompanied her dad on his water-quality monitoring excursions Comment on this story at:

for five years, beginning at age 6, and became skilled at both collecting and testing water samples. “We all have a basic responsibility to do public service; that’s been a constant in my life” Bertocci said. “I feel good about contributing to the health of the bay.” Peter Milholland, volunteer coordinator for Friends of Casco Bay, feels good about Bertocci’s contributions. “Andy is very knowledgeable and very precise,” Milholland said. “He’s been an invaluable asset for our program.” Payne emphasized the importance of a coordinated approach to protecting the health of the bay. “Friends of Casco Bay has become the model for a less confrontational, ‘workwith’ approach, made possible by the shared environmental values of those who live, work, and play along Casco Bay,” he said. Bertocci has become a model citizen steward in this coordinated effort. “Andy is a shining example of the big difference one person can make,” Payne said. Comment on this story at:

The Town Council, too, seemed pleased Wednesday night. Several councilors praised Entwistle and the School Board for coming down from the original proposal and thanked municipal department heads for doing what they could to flat-line their budgets. “This looks like a very reasonable budget,” Councilor Carol Rancourt said, even though “it’s always painful when there are tax increases that perhaps we wouldn’t like to see.” The council will hold a final vote on the complete budget on May 2. If it is approved, the school’s portion will go to a public referendum on May 15. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.



About that tax increase ... SCARBOROUGH — According to Town Assessor Paul Lesperance, the average home in town is worth about $300,000. So the average homeowner paid taxes of about $3,900 in fiscal 2012, and will pay almost $4,200 in fiscal 2013 if the proposed budget is implemented. That’s an annual increase of $270. Or $5.19 per week. So what could the average homeowner give up to make up for the tax hike? Here are some things you can buy for $5.19 (give or take a few cents): • One dollar-menu cheeseburger

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Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 4/27 Local Author Series presents Carolyn Gelland Frost, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Sunday 4/29 Chris Van Dusen/Matt Tavares reading, 1 p.m., Longfellow Books, One Monument Way, Portland, 772-4045.

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Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Thursday 5/3 Ellen Alderman book discussion, 12 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351. Michael Shuman book discussion,

Local Author Series presents Jan Pieter vanVoorst van Beest, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Film Saturday 4/28 ”One Tuesday Morning,” 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport.

Galleries ”Chronology of A Life:” Artists Books, Poems, and Publications of Georgiana Preacher, through April 30, Glickman Library, USM Portland, 228-8014. Frank Poole’s Holga Photography, runs through the end of May, Portland Photo Works, 2nd Floor, 142 High St., Portland.

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Friday 4/27 ”Gaining Perspective,” Yarmouth High School Art Show, 6:30-8 p.m., 317 Main St. Community Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth, through May 25.

Friday 5/4 ”May Group Exhibit,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., exhibit runs through May 27, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, 712-1097. ”New Mainers” Photography Exhibit and Talk, 12-1 p.m., Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. ”The Secrets That Objects Share,” 5-8 p.m., exhibit runs through May 26, Addison Wooley Gallery, 132

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Wren Saunders and Nicole Rabata, 12:15 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, 775-3356.

p.m., Fri./Sat. 8 p.m, Sun. 2 p.m., $22 advance/$20 student, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

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Darrell Scott with Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 advance/ $23 door, 761-1757.

Saturday 5/5 Greater Freeport Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, $10 adults, $8 students, 751-6301.

Sunday 5/6 Greater Freeport Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, $10 adults, $8 students, 751-6301. Primo Cubano, 8 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6, 21+, primocubano. com. Contributed

The Theater Company at Falmouth High School will bring “Beauty and the Beast” to the stage starting on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Performances will take place on May 4 at 7 p.m, May 10 at 7 p.m., May 11 at 7:30 p.m. and May 12 at 7:30 p.m. All performances will take place at Falmouth High School, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and students.

from previous page land Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-7600. Van Gordon Martin Band, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, $5 advance/$7 door, 21+,

Sunday 4/29 Future Islands, 7:30 p.m., SPACE,

538 Congress St., Portland, $8, 828-5600. Oratorio Chorale, 3 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, $20 advance/$25 door, 798-7985. Portland Rossini Club concert, 3-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $10 general public/$5 seniors, 797-8318.

Tuesday 5/1 Yarmouth High School Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St., Yarmouth.

Thursday 5/3 Violinist Jennifer Koh, 7:30 p.m., Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $34 general public/limited $10 student tickets available, PortTix 842-0800,

Shape Note Singing, 1-4 p.m., The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland.

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Studio 48 Performing Arts Center Country Rock Concert, 7 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, $10 advance/$12 door, 798-6966.

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Season draws to a close with musical theater, concerts By Scott Andrews The end is coming. That’s one message from this week’s arts and entertainment calendar, as several of the region’s producers and presenters call it quits for 2011-2012. Lyric Music Theater calls down the curtain on its subscription season of musicals with a fine community production of “Pirates of Penzance,” a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that has enjoyed enduring success for well over a century. Oratorio Chorale puts the coda on its season with a pair of concerts titled “Cold Fusion,” that feature a collaboration with the Orchid Ensemble. Portland Symphony Orchestra closes its Pops season with a pair of concerts this weekend. Titled “One Vision,” Maestro Robert Moody’s program focuses on the music of pop rockers Freddie Mercury and Queen. Portland Ovations wraps up its season on May 3 with a performance by Jennifer Koh, a virtuoso classical violinist. One Longfellow Square – which isn’t ending anything – brings in Canadian fiddling champion April Verch on April 27.

Queen tribute band. Additional vocal power will be provided the University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers. Plus, of course, the PSO itself, with Moody on the podium. Musical selections include most of Queen’s best-remembered hits, such as “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” “Under Pressure,” “We Are the Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” There are two performances at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall: April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2:30 p.m.. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

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‘The Pirates of Penzance’ In the late 1800s, the librettist-composer team of William Schwenck Gilbert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan dominated British and American musical theater. Perhaps the ultimate G&S show is “The Pirates of Penzance,” a whimsical and satirical look at Victorian society of the 1870s. With extremely clever lyrics and extraordinarily fine melodies, “Pirates” endures in South Portland via a fine community production by Lyric Music Theater. The plot follows a band of pirates who are so kind-hearted that they’re utterly ineffective in capturing ships or booty of any sort. But they’ve captured the hearts of theater-goers since 1879. Director Don Smith has assembled a fine cast, topped by three men and one woman. Mark Dils as a pirate king, Bill McCue as a British major-general, and John U. Robinson as a police captain, are the best of the men, while 17- year-old Michaela K. Boissonneault is superb as the ingenue. They’re among a cast of two dozen,


April Verch has won two major Canadian national fiddle titles. She will appear April 27 at Portland’s One Longfellow Square.

with musical direction by Sylvia Infantine and choreographer Celeste Green. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. in South Portland, presents “The Pirates of Penzance” through May 5 with 8 p.m. performances Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 799-1421.

Oratorio Chorale The Midcoast-based Oratorio Chorale is venturing far from its artistic home base this weekend with a pair of concerts and an innovative collaboration with the Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble. The program, billed as “Cold Fusion,” explores the music of the Chinese-Jewish diaspora. One example is Moshe Denberg’s composition which looks at the


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Jewish presence along the famed Silk Road, which linked pre-Renaissance Europe to China. The Chorale will perform with the Orchid Ensemble’s Lan Tung, of Taiwan and Canada, on the erhu (Chinese violin), Yu-Chen Wang, of Taiwan and the U.S., on the zheng (Chinese zither), and Jonathan Bernard, of Canada, on percussion. This ensemble blends these ancient instruments and traditions from China and beyond. Add the Chorale’s 20-plus voices and the result will be very interesting. Two performances are scheduled: April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery Theater at Morse High School in Bath, and April 29 at 3 p.m. at Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. in Portland. Call 798-7985.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops “We are the champions of the world.” Concert-goers will hear that audacious musical assertion this weekend as the Portland Symphony Orchestra wraps up its Pops season. Champions of the world? Have Maestro Robert Moody and the orchestra copped some sort of global competition? No, but rock fans will recognize the familiar phrase as one of the iconic lyrics of Freddie Mercury and Queen, a British pop group that ruled the Billboard charts in the 1970s through the 1980s. And Moody’s Pops program, titled “One Vision,” will focus on music of Queen and its irrepressible front man, Freddie Mercury. For this weekend’s two concerts, singer and song stylist Michael Shotton will play the Freddie Mercury part (the original died in 1991) and lead a

Portland Ovations reaches the end of its 2011-2012 season when American violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh presents a recital on May 3. Recognized for her passionate and commanding performances, Koh is known for both consummate musicianship and the probing intellectual acuity that she brings to both the traditional and contemporary repertoire. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, Koh earned a silver medal in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition. Her seven CDs include one nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance. With a rousing musical curiosity Koh chooses works that both inspire and challenge her while constantly searching for similarities of voice among diverse composers and associations within the works of a single composer. Believing that past plus present form a continuum, the May 3 program, titled “Bach and Beyond,” pairs sonatas and partitas written by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) with works by modern and contemporary composers. The 7:30 p.m. concert is slated for Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Community Education Center at 88 Bedford St. on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. Call PortTix at 8420800.

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Canadian national fiddle champion April Verch is what’s called a complete package: She’s not only a consummate fiddler, but she also sings, dances and composes. Now on tour promoting her eighth album, Verch and her two-man band will be stopping at One Longfellow Square in Portland this Friday. Expect a little of all three four talents as Verch sings old songs and new compositions from “That’s How We Run,” her latest CD. This project, released earlier this year, ventures south from her native Ontario into the Appalachian Mountains of the U.S. south. Her native idiom is Celtic fiddle, which has a musical vocabulary that’s not far removed from other varieties of roots music. Verch’s band, comprising guitarist Hayes Griffin and bassist/banjoist Cody Walters, jibes perfectly with the new artistic directions and geography on this album, which includes several bluegrass stylings plus other numbers that might have come from a Nashville recording studio in the 1950s. Catch April Verch at 8 p.m. April 27 at One Longfellow Square, corner of Congress and State in Portland. Call 761-1757.

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Tournament, 7 p.m., Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $5. Spring Carnival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 99 South Freeport Road, Freeport. WMPG’s Annual Fashion Show, 6:30 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland, $10/$5 students,


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Saturday 4/28

Pitchfork to Plate: An Evening of Champagne and Desserts to benefit Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 7-10 p.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, gala, 865-4469.

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Job Fair and Open House, 12-1:30 p.m., Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, RSVP 7255051 ext. 14.

Saturday 4/28 Food Drive to benefit the Scarborough Free Baptist Church Community Food Pantry, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 55 Mussey Road, Scarborough. Heart in Hand Auction to benefit First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth, $20.

Tue. 5/1 6:30 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Committee Planning and Development Fri. 4/27 Sat. 4/28 Tue. 5/1 Wed. 5/2 Thu. 5/3 Thu. 5/3

4 p.m. Planning Board Site Walk 11 Old Sea Point Road 8 a.m. Conservation Commission Trail Work Event Cross Hill Road basketball courts 7 p.m. Planning Board Workshop TH 7:30 p.m. Community Services Advisory Commission CECC 7:30 a.m. School Board Policy Committee TH 7 p.m. Recycling Committee Public Works


Wed. 5/2 7 p.m. Town Council Thu. 5/3 6:30 p.m. Scarborough Housing Authority Thu. 5/3 7 p.m. Board of Education

Sunday 4/29 Poker Tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, 12 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, $100, seating limited, 773-5437 or

Saturday 5/5 Spring Art Festival to benefit the Cancer Community Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland, $3, 939-6966.

Sunday 5/6 Zumbathon to benefit the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, 1-4 p.m., Finley Gym, UNE, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, $15/$10 students and faculty.

Bulletin Board Saturday 4/28 Faux Paws Accessory Swap, 1-4 p.m., Casco Lodge, Mill St., Yarmouth, $15, Good Cause Thrift Shop Drop Off, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave., Portland, FMI 772-4903. The Jane Austen Society Maine Chapter Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Royal River Grill House, 106 Lafayette St.,

Yarmouth, $30, register by April 20, 725-2386. The Local Buzz Poetry Event, 2 p.m., The Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Rummage and White Elephant Sale, 8:30-11 a.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-2705.

Sunday 4/29 Great Maine Bike Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., USM, Sullivan Gym, Portland, $3, 623-4511.


Friday 5/4 The Big Night, The Telling Room’s Anthology release night, 7-9 p.m., USM Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 838-5570.

Saturday 5/5 25 Cent Sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Morrison Center, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 883-6680. Cinco de Mayo 5k, 5 p.m., starts on School St., Freeport, for more information on the race visit

Lymebuddies 5k, 10 a.m., Jimmy the Greeks, 150 Philbrook Road, South Portland,

Falmouth Trail System Information Session, 9:30 a.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-4727.

Memorial-Kaler 5k, 8 a.m., South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, $10 students/$15 adults/$20 day of race/$30 family.

Yard Sale, indoor/outdoor, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Route 1, Dunston Corner, Scarborough, 883-2814.

Monday 4/30

Annual Mad Hatter Affair, Maine Historical Society, 5-11 p.m., The Woodlands, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, 774-1822.

NanoDays 2012, 3-6 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, reservations are encouraged,

Wednesday 5/2 Scarborough Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., 647 Route 1, Scarborough.

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Dining Out Saturday 4/28 Blue Point Chowder Challenge, 4:30-6 p.m., Blue Point Church, 236 Pine Point Road, $7 adults/$4 children, 883-6540. Our Lady of Hope Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children. Public Baked Bean and Macaroni and Cheese Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $8 adults/$4 children. Public Baked Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Haraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport, $7 adults/$3 children. Public Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, $7 adults/$3 children, 791-4066. Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, $9 adults/$7 college students/$5 children.

Friday 5/4 Friday Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth.

Saturday 5/5 Cinco de Mayo Pot Luck, 7-9 p.m., Centro Latino, 68 Washington St., Portland, $5.

Southern p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Freeport, 2875266.

Wednesday 5/2

April Wildflower Walk, 9:30 a.m.12 p.m., Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 781-2330. Everything About Puffins, 6:30

Health and Wellness Spa Party, 6-8:30 p.m., Dr. Northrup’s Offices, 12 Portland St., Yarmouth, 7293526.

Maine Outdoor Adventure Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland,

Medication Drop-Off, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Maine Medical Center, 141 Chadwick St., Portland and MMC Scarborough Campus, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough.

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Skyline Farm’s Plow Day, 9 a.m., Skyline Farms, 95 The Lane, North yarmouth,

Medication Drop-Off, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Maine Medical Center, 141 Chadwick St., Portland and MMC Scarborough Campus, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough.

Getting Smarter Saturday 4/28 Signing for Babies Sign Language Course, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland.

Sunday 4/29

Monday 4/30

Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, 632-2605.

Tuesday 5/1

Social History of Ireland’s 19th Century Catholic Middle Class, 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland.

Maine Buddy Training Program, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, registration required, 774-2200.

Monday 4/30

Wednesday 5/2

Europe Through Arab Eyes: Encounters in the Early Modern Period, 6 p.m., UNE, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland.

Maine Buddy Training Program, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, registration required, 774-2200.

Wednesday 5.2 Online Education Information Session, 5-6:30 p.m., Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, registration required, 780-5900.

Thursday 5/3 Facebook Marketing, 9-11:30 a.m., Score Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland, $35, registration required,

Friday 5/4 Callings: In Search of an Authentic Life, 7 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, USM, Portland, $25,

Sunday 5/6 ”Free Trade and Sailor’s Rights:” Maine, Casco Bay and Freeport in the War of 1912, 1:30 p.m., Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., Freeport, $5, 865-3170.

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Friday 4/27 Active Caring: Live Stories of Helping in a Challenging Environment, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., USM, Portland, 780-4150.

Thursday 5/3

Mended Hearts, 6-8 p.m., Maine Medical Center Scarborough Learning Resource Center, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough,

Saturday 5/5

Becoming the Creator of the Life you Really Want to Live, 10 a.m.1 p.m., Meadow Wind, 100 Gray Road, West Falmouth, registration required, $39, 318-8049.

Kids and Family Saturday 4/28

Healthy Kids Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Greater Portland YMCA, 70 Forest Ave., Portland, 874-1111.

Wednesday 5/2

Best Friends/Worst Enemies, 7 p.m., Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland, 781-6321.

Parent-Teacher Communication, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Friends School of Portland, 2 Mackworth Island, Falmouth, $35, registration required, friendsschoolofportland.

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according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency statistics.

Costly problem The costs of painkiller addiction are borne by everyone. In March, the state Office of Substance Abuse sounded an alarm with a report on substance abuse trends that identified prescription drugs as “a serious health concern.” “Prescription drug misuse continues to have a large impact on treatment and hospitalizations in Maine,” the report said. Kivler said staff at Midcoast Hospital’s Addiction Resource Center saw a trend in 2005. “We were noticing that a third of our patients were showing up for opiate addiction,” he said, “and we had a hard time keeping them in treatment because the withdrawal symptoms are so severe.” Wallace said that the costs of addictions go beyond the use of hospital resources. “People who are addicted will do anything to get the drug,” she said. “They’ll go to any means to get it. Almost anybody that steals, that breaks into your home to take things to sell, that’s why.” Wallace said that rather than face severe withdrawal symptoms, people will turn to other illicit drugs in a desperate effort to stave off the pain. “Painkillers cost $10 a gram on the streets,” she said. “They turn to heroin because it’s cheaper.”

Underlying cause According to Kivler, the reason behind the dramatic increases in prescriptions is fairly simple. He says that they are largely due to a single decision by the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies 19,000 healthcare organizations across the country. In 2001, the Joint Commission revised its pain management standards to require that doctors recognize the right of patients to have their pain assessed and managed. It further requires that doctors “screen patients for pain during their initial assessment.” “Pain really became somewhat of a vital sign that physicians were asked to pay attention to,” Kivler said. Because of this, it is now standard prac-

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How have painkiller prescriptions grown in your town? For Maine communities with Zip Codes beginning in “041” – a stretch that includes Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth and Cumberland – sales of the drugs have essentially doubled over the past 10 years. Oxycodone, a painkiller that is often prescribed under the name Vicodin, went from about 17,200 grams in 2000 to more than 31,700 grams in 2010, according to the most recent figures released by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Hydrocodone, the main ingredient of Oxycontin and Percocet, increased from about 4,000 grams in 2000 to about 8,000 in 2010. In communities with a “040” Zip Code prefix - an area that includes much more real estate and the communities of Brunswick, Topsham,

tice for doctors to ask all patients whether they are experiencing any pain. Those that answer yes begin a conversation about painkillers. “There were pharmaceutical companies that were involved in lobbying that through,” Kivler said. The nature of the doctor-patient relationship has been changed on a fundamental level, he said, accelerating an American trend toward excessive treatment. “There are cultural issues at play here. In other cultures, pain is an expectation if you have an injury,” Kivler said. “In this country, pain is something that must be treated and managed.” In Maine, he said, the prescriptions happen on a grand scale, largely because many local workers are in jobs that expose them to aches, pains, and injuries. “We have a lot of industries like fishing and logging and farmers, where people have a lot of legitimate pain,” Kivler said.

Positive outcomes Kivler said that doctors are only part of the solution. “Doctors are in a really hard position,” he said. “They can either not prescribe and they have a patient who is really unhappy

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Harpswell, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Freeport, the trend is much more startling. There, hydrocodone sales spiked from nearly 8,900 grams in 2000 to more than 28,600 grams in 2010. Oxycodone went from about 28,400 grams to more than 102,000 grams over the same period. Statewide, hydrocodone prescriptions went from about 42,000 grams in 2000 to 126,000 grams in 2010; statewide oxycodone prescriptions went from 127,800 grams to 383,000 over the same period. While the raw number of drugs prescribed more than tripled in greater Portland, the statewide population increase over the 10 years was only 4.2 percent. — Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

and might register a complaint, or they can be accused of overprescribing.” But he said the situation is likely to improve. “I predict it to be getting better in the next 10 years. I really do,” he said. “This is an issue that we’re starting to grapple with.” He expects the solutions to come piecemeal, as doctors, legislators, pharmacists, and law enforcement officials respond to the new reality of painkiller prescriptions. Hospitals need to do a better job of tracking and holding staff accountable for painkiller inventories, Kivler said. One positive change is the use of automated dispensers that dole out drugs to hospital staff like high-security vending machines. “When you have a lot of painkillers sitting around in medicine cabinets for over a year, and it looks like no one might miss them, that’s a problem,” he said. The state also now provides a prescription monitoring database, which allows doctors to see whether their patients are getting drugs from other practitioners. “We find that there are people out there who have scrips from multiple doctors,” Kivler said. “It’s not that hard to do.”

This Friday and Saturday, various communities are hosting drug take-back programs, and residents are encouraged to bring in their medications, in original packaging if possible. Pet medications are also accepted. In Portland, on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.2 p.m., drugs are accepted at Maine Medical Center; Rite Aid Pharmacy, 290 Congress St., or University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave. Residents of Falmouth, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick, Yarmouth and Cumberland can take their drugs to their local police departments on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In Harpswell, a collection site will be active at Town Hall, 263 Mountain Road, on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Patients also have to be kept more accountable for the pills that are put into their hands, he said. This is accomplished by administering drug screenings, and requiring patients to bring in their pill bottles halfway through the treatment period, to demonstrate that they have been taking the correct amounts. Kivler also said that the state must be more proactive in promoting the use of suboxone, a drug that can help people to get off of painkillers more easily. “It doesn’t get an opiate addict high, but it keeps them out of withdrawal. The medication is what allows them to sit in treatment,” he said. At the end of the day, Kivler said, the response has to be coordinated statewide. “Best practices will have to become more widespread. Let’s say Midcoast Hospital starts ... to tighten up,” he said. “That doesn’t really help, because they just go to the next place. We’re talking about an 18-to-25 demographic here. They all have iPhones. When something is working for someone, the word gets out.” Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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Cape budget from page 3 leadership team should be commended for developing a budget that seems to keep most programs intact in the face of drastically reduced federal and state funding,” Brigham said. Budget documents show the School Department lost a net $236,000 in federal and state subsidies for the next fiscal year. Accumulated Medicare funds offset $480,000 of revenue losses of $452,000 in federal jobs bill subsidies and $272,000 in state aid. Trinity Road resident Kathy Lualdi agreed with Brigham. “We have to maintain a certain minimum not only to do what we have done well, but to move forward,” Lualdi said. Dana Stanley, a father of three who

School board from page 1 in other budget lines. Including these cuts, the proposed operating budget is up about 1.8 percent over this year, and more closely in line with City Council expectations. The new proposal eliminates a proposed part-time communications position (essentially a public relations staffer for the schools), cuts $30,000 in professional development funds, maintains the status quo for field trip funding and eliminates stipends for elementary school teacherleaders. On Monday night, councilors were conflicted as to what number they would

Pesticides from page 4 a policy of using the least harmful effective pesticides, organic or not. It also would have removed two seats from the Pest Management Advisory Board. For now, the organic policy seems to be safe. Neither Sullivan nor Holbrook said

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lives on Abaco Drive, said he and his family moved to town because of its reputation for schools. “Our expectations have been met so far,” he said. “I believe the proposed budget strikes the necessary balance between the stellar system of education we all expect and recognizing the reality of the challenging economy.” Brigham and Hunts Point Road resident Dan Fishbein said collaboration and compromise were critical in making the budget work well for all. They contrasted smooth school budget deliberations in town to more contentious discussions in other communities. “We have a reasonable situation in front of us this year instead of a crisis,” Fishbein said. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow David on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.


Farmers market from page 3 to get started, citing last year’s July start as another reason they were not successful. “If we don’t get going soon, there won’t be farmers at the market,” she said. Nineteen farmers have told Jordan they are interested in participating in the farmers market, but only five have filled out the necessary paperwork. According to Jordan, the farmers are “half in,” waiting to fully commit until a location, date and time are determined. “Eventually we will find the right answer; the right location and the right time,” Councilor Tom Blake said. “No matter where we have it, we’re not going to have 100 percent of our citizen’s support.” Overall, councilors and business

like to see come back to them in another workshop on April 30, but they knew 2.2 percent wasn’t the one they wanted. “If this comes back to me at 3.73 (percent, including high school bond obligations), I would be inclined to oppose, not saying I would, but I would be inclined,” Councilor Tom Blake said. Councilors Rosemarie De Angelis, Tom Blake and Gerald Jalbert said they would like to see an increase more like 1.1 percent or 1.2 percent come back to the council, while Councilor Maxine Beecher and Mayor Patti Smith said they would support a 1.9 percent or 2 percent increase if it is “mission critical.” While councilors asked the School Board to sharpen their pencils, student representatives Lizzie Canarie and Jack-

son Beck told councilors that anything less than a 2.2 percent increase would not serve students well. They said the educational needs of the students have changed and a greater investment in South Portland schools is needed. “Invest in us, we will serve you well,” Canarie said. Board member Richard Matthews echoed the students. “South Portland has a logo with a light house that says ‘forward,’” he said. “We need that 2.2 percent to move forward; our school system needs to move forward.”

they intend to bring it back to the council. “I’m not gonna fight with it anymore,” Sullivan said. “It was a lot of work, I put myself out there, I was falsely accused and I’ve had about enough of that.” “I’m not opposed to bringing it back, but I’m by no means beating down the doors to do it,” Holbrook said. Meanwhile, at Town Hall, business is moving forward under the organic policy.

On Friday, the town opened contractor bids on a request for proposals for turf management services. The town received three bids: one from Go Green Landscaping for more than $22,800 per year, another from Purely Organics for $30,000 per year and the third from Sports Fields for $35,200. Hall said a two-year contract would be awarded in the next week or so, but that

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owners who spoke supported closing Hinckley Drive to traffic, because the move would eliminate the possibility of traffic cutting through private parking lots to avoid the market. The council will conduct a first reading of the proposal at its meeting on May 7 and, if approved, it will go before the Planning Board on May 8. Although a second reading is not scheduled to take place until May 21, City Manager Jim Gailey said the market may be able to open as soon as May 10, if the city’s attorney says that’s OK. Councilor Alan Livingston disagreed with that approach. He said if the market is approved, there should be a special council meeting for final approval before the market is allowed to open for the season. Amber Cronin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 115 or Follow her on Twitter: @croninamber.

Blake responded by saying he believes there are more cuts that can be made that will not have a negative impact on students. “I completely understand about ‘forward,’” Blake said. “But there are very few circumstances where everyone can move forward without sacrifices.” Selser said he believes the City Council will be more inclined to approve the 1.8 percent increase adopted Wednesday. “Given a choice of several meals, none of which were very tasty, enough people agreed on the one was the least distasteful,” he said. Amber Cronin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 115 or Follow her on Twitter: @croninamber.

price is only one factor. Each contractor provided a summary of techniques, services offered and products used, which will play into the decision by Hall and Community Services Director Bruce Gullifer. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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Hugh Sadlier, M. Ed. Board Certified Hypnotherapist Since 1991

222 Auburn Street ~ Portland


April 27, 2012

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Residential - Commercial • Driveways • Parking Lots • Private Roads • Asphalt Repairs • Sealcoating • Hot Rubber Crack Repairs Free Estimates - Fully Insured




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Electrical work for new construction or renovations

Yarmouth, ME Call: (207) 846-5123

• Lifetime Warranty • Containment Guarantee • Digital FM Technology • Free Batteries for 10 Years! • 207-318-8533

WET BASEMENT? 100% Financing available for all jobs! Over 40% of the Air you breathe upstairs comes from your basement.



Wet Basements * Controlling Odors * Crawl Space Solutions *Indoor Air Quality * Moisture Control * Foundation Repair * Basement Finishing Residential Construction: Garages Siding Windows Roofing Office Build-Out Decks and Renovations

We look forward to meeting you! If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. Home visits are available by appointment.

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Locally Owned & Operated!

4 Fundy Road • Suite 100 Falmouth, ME 04105

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Residential & Commercial Pressure Washing Roofing, Siding, Decks, Windows, Fences, Stone Patios • Locally Owned/Operated • Fully Insured • Using “Green Products” • References Provided •



Driveways • Roads • Parking Lots • Walkways HOur sub-base preparation sets us apart from the competitionH


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OthER SERvicES: Septic Systems • Utilities • Excavation • Grading Pit Sales & Delivery

Ray Labbe & Sons

725-7336 In Business since 1955

650 Main Street South Portland, Maine 207-831-1049

Serving Greater Portland since 1963

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERICAL New Construction • Remodel • Service Generators • Pools Reasonable Rates – Excellent Service

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846-5222 • 725-1388

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674 Main St. Gorham 207-854-4969

Also: Siding & Seamless Gutters Owner on the job • Fully Insured • Worker’s Comp • 3rd Generation

Generator, Outdoor Power Equipment & Electric Power Tool Service and Repair

• Over 25 Years in Business

Mainely Plumbing & Heating Inc.



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Vindle Builders LLC Custom Framing to Fine Carpentry

“Where Integrity Means Business�

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General Contractor Commercial & Residential Insured 25+ years of experience

Roofing, Siding, Gutters & Chimney Flashing inFully

in Copper Work, SuREd & Standing Seam Metal Roofs. Ryan StuaRt (207) 749-0930 SeS@RoadRunneR.Com

Free Estimates

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Hand & Spray Painting Power Washing Remodeling Wallpapering

Quality Raymond E. Bisson work since Daniel R. Bisson 1985 President Supervisor NAT-43222-1

Lewiston, Maine 04240 Tel: 207-782-0643 • Fax: 207-782-9996 •

Wally Geyer “Your Local Builder�

Builder / Renovator Interior & exterior

Wayne LeWIs JR. P.O. Box 11392 926-4584 Bus. & Fax Portland, Me 04104

“Your Pet is Our Priority�

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Visit Us at 223 Woodville Road Falmouth, Maine 04105


Free Estimates Residential and Commercial

Invisible Fence of Southern ME • Most trusted brand since 1973 • Start puppies at 8 weeks • 99.5% success rate 417 US Rte.1 Falmouth


BUSINESS SERVICE DIRECTORY RATES 52 weeks $48.00 each week 26 weeks $50.00 each week 13 weeks $55.00 each week 4 weeks $65.00 each week

88 Main, Freeport • 865-9835 • 7 days, 10:30 AM to late night

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DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395.

GOLDEN Retriever Stud. 2 year old very gentle, loyal, family dog. Would like one male AKC retriever puppy in exchange for service. 207-7254141,

Experienced Antique Buyer

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“Dogs of all colors welcome!” RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

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ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT? GETTING ENGAGED OR MARRIED? HAVING A CLASS REUNION? Place your ad for your Announcement here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates. AUCTION: 11TH Annual Silent/Live Auction of the Cumberland Congregational Church on April 28th, 5PM - 9:30PM at the AMVETS in Yarmouth ME. Open to the Public. Call 207-865-1162 for more info.

ANTIQUES ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR MOST ANYTHING OLD. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of Trusted Customer Service. Buying, Glass, China, Furniture, Jewelry, Silver, Coins, Watches, Toys, Dolls, Puzzles, Buttons, Sewing Tools, Linens, Quilts, Rugs, Trunks, Books, Magazines, Postcards, Old Photos, Paintings, Prints & Frames, Stereos, Records, Radios, Military Guns, Fishing Tackle, & Most Anything Old. Free Verbal Appraisals. Call 838-0790. ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40 years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 7808283.

In Home Pet Service & Dog Walking • Flexible Hours • Fair Rates

• Boarding • Pet Taxi

Purchasing paintings, clocks, watches, nautical items, sporting memorabilia, early paper (all types), vintage toys, games, trains, political & military items, oriental porcelain, glass, china, pottery, jugs, crocks, tin, brass, copper, pewter, silver, gold, coins, jewelry, old oriental rugs, iron and wood architectural pieces, old tools, violins, enamel and wooden signs, vintage auto and boat items, duck decoys & more. Courteous, prompt service. Call Steve at Centervale Farm Antiques (207) 730-2261


Books, records, furniture, jewelry, coins, hunting, fishing, military, art work, dishes, toys, tools.

I will come to you with cash.

Call John 450-2339 WANTED:

Pre 1950 old postcards, stamp collections, old photographs and old paper items

 Top prices paid  799-7890 call anytime BOOKS WANTED FAIR PRICES PAID Also Buying Antiques, Art Of All Kinds, and Collectables. G.L.Smith Books - Collectables 97 Ocean St., South Portland. 799-7060.

AUCTIONS AUCTIONS- Plan on having an auction? Let FORECASTER readers know about your Auction in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

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4th Annual Used Tack/Barn Sale. April 28th 9am-12pm. Directly across from the Big Indian on Route 1 in Freeport. On the lawn next to Freeport Tack Company. Bring a table and set up on your own or reserve one of ours for $10. Food, jewelry, door prizes and raffles! Come join the fun! For more information call 207-8651811.

Pleasant Hill Kennels 81 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, ME 865-4279

Boarding with Love, Care & More!

Comin Now offering: soo g GROOMING DAYCAn RE Lic #1212

Join us at 5 Fundy Rd. right off Route 1 in Falmouth. Our newly renovated professional offices and suites offer many amenities for only $450 per month. Offices include — Utilities — High Speed Internet Connectivity — Parking — Weekly cleaning We offer flexible leasing terms and affordable monthly rates. You pay no additional CAM or common charges. For more information about Foreside Executive Suite, please contact us at ........... 518-8014


Place your ad online BUSINESS RENTALS OFFICE SUBLET- Main St. Yarmouth. Lovely office with waiting room, wireless internet, phone. Perfect for therapist, other professional. Reasonable rent. Available Mon & Tues. Call Jill at 846-0404 x2.




for more information on rates

AUTOS Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. 38 years experience. Damaged vehicles wanted. JUNK CAR removal, Towing. 878-3705. 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS Hatchback 4DR. Great condition. Dealer serviced. New tires. $11,490. (207) 650-3875

BOATS 23’ CHRIS-CRAFT 1987. 350el GMC Rebuilt, OMC Outdrive Rebuilt with 2010 8’6” Inflatable Dinghy. Sleeps 2, Stove, Fridge, Sink, Hcad, GPS-Fishfinder. $7500. 2331676. SELLING A BOAT? Do you have services to offer? Why not advertise with The Forecaster? Call 781-3661 for advertising rates. 26 ft. TIARA PURSUIT CUDDY CABIN. Excellent shape, low hours. 350 MPI Horizon. Asking $20,000. Please call 207-272-0462. 18FT. Aluminum GRUMMAN CANOE. Sturdy & Great condition. $150.00. Call 846-9067.

Early Bird Day Care Cumberland day care has an opening starting in July and Sept. for a child 12 months-5 years old. Meals and snacks provided. Kindergarten readiness program included in daily routine. Reasonable rates but more important a fun, home-like atmosphere where children thrive. Come join our family! Hours 7am-5:30 pm 829-4563 BRINDLE BEAR DAYCARE 06:30-05:30 Mon-Fri, $130.00 per week full time State licensed 24 yrs exp. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided, Weekly progress notes, Activities and outdoor play. Openings 1yr to school age. Call Renee at 865-9622. BRINDLEBEARDAYCARE.COM

Fun, Energetic 14 y.o.


15-20 HOURS PER WEEK mid June – mid August Excellent References Reasonable Rates


A Meticulous Clean by Mary Satisfaction Guaranteed Best Price Guaranteed

Commercial and Residential Mary Taylor • 207-699-8873

Home Cleaning

Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at


MAGGIE’S CLEANING SERVICES covering all areas. Reasonable rates, great references. Mature, experienced woman. 522-4701. OLD GEEZER WINDOW CLEANER: Inside and out; upstairs and down. Call 7491961.


PC Lighthouse Laptop & Desktop Repair

Certified Technician A+


25 Years Experience Disaster Recovery Spyware - Virus Wireless Networks Training Seniors Welcome

Call 781-4916

CHIMNEY ADVERTISE YOUR CHIMNEY SERVICES in The Forecaster to be seen in 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

CLEANING FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331.


All Major Credit Cards Accepted



CRAFT SHOWS/ FAIRS CRAFT SHOWS & FAIRSHAVING A CRAFT FAIR OR SHOW? Place your special event here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.


Blinds - Shades - Shutters (207) 838-0780 BODY AND SOUL



Intimacy, Men and Women Support Group. Helping People with the Practice of Intimacy. Openings for Men. Weekly, Sliding Fee. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3.

Grandview Window Cleaning

ADVERTISE YOUR ELDER CARE Services in The Forecaster to be seen in 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BEACH BUSINESS FOR SALE. Great Opportunity! $40K. Call 207-400-4785.

BUSINESS RENTALS ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Across from new Mercy Hospital. Easy access, generous parking, great visibility. 1000 to 3000 SF. Complete new build out to tenant specs. 846-6380.

Insured References Free Estimates Gutters Cleaned Screens Cleaned Chandeliers Cleaned Ceiling Fans Cleaned Satisfaction Guaranteed

Call 207-772-7813 “It’s a Good Day for a Grand View!”

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Shouldn’t you have it CLEANED your way? Friendly, reliable, trustworthy and professional. Limited business cleaning. References provided. Call today for a free estimate:

(207) 894-5546.





BARK MULCH!!! Red cedar, pitch black or dark hemlock..pick your color and come pick it up.. $35.00 per yard..Call 664-3990 for more details...location is Gray on Rt. 115

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*Celebrating 27 years in business*

Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood State Certified Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

$220 Green $275 Seasoned $340 Kiln Dried

Additional fees may apply Visa/MC accepted • Wood stacking available


DON’T BUY NEW! RE-NEW: Furniture Repair, Stripping & Refinishing by hand. Former high school shop teacher. Pick up & delivery available. 30 years experience. References. 371-2449.

(mixed hardwood)



BRAND NEW MATTRESS Set (Full-$175)(Queen-$180) (King-$390) Call today 207591-4927.

Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

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LEE’S FIREWOOD Quality Hardwood Green $200 Cut- Split- Delivered

State Certified truck for guaranteed measure

Quick Delivery

Call 831-1440 in Windham




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FOR SALE Disney Animal Friends Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector. Brand New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. The book comes with 80 movie images. Will make a great present for any child. $50.00. Call 6535149.

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BALDWIN HAMILTON studio piano & bench. Very good condition, some cosmetic blemishes, needs tuning, $1500. Call 799-3734.

Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland

Drivers CDL-A: Your current 10-20 have you down?

Are you interested in making a difference in an older person’s life?

$230 Green Firewood $220 (100% oak) Kiln-dried Firewood please call for prices.


FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

$220 Green Firewood $210

Opportunities availablefor for Opportunities available individuals interested in individuals interested in rewarding rewarding work providing one work providing oneelders on one on one care for in care our for elders in Responsibilities our community. community. include non-medical Responsibilities include and nonlight personal Weekend medical and lightcare. personal care. availability a plus. For more For moreand infoan andapplication, an application, info pleasego gototo our our website please websiteatat

Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind, dependable and experienced caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in greater Portland. We offer flexible hours and part-time shifts days, evenings, overnights and weekends. Experience with dementia care is a plus. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.



Jump start your career.

Sun Journal

One of Maine’s premier media corporations providing years of reliable news and information is searching for qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Sales Account Executive Sun Press, a division of the Sun Journal, is looking for an experienced full time Sales Account Executive to join our team. Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or two to three years printing sales experience. Individual will be responsible for selling and coordinating all sheetfed printing jobs. Must have excellent communication and customer relation skills, both orally and written, enjoys working with the public, attention to detail and the ability to work a flexible schedule. Candidate must have dependable vehicle and clean driving record. If you are interested in working for a dynamic publishing company with a comprehensive benefit package including insurances and 401K, please forward cover letter and resume to:

Sun Press

Attn: Human Resources PO Box 4400, Lewiston, Me 04243-4400 Or email: Sun Journal is a division of the Sun Media Group


FUNDRAISER HAVING A FUNDRAISER? Advertise in The Forecaster to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

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SEEKING PERSON for part time, in home non-medical elder care position. Experience and certification preferred; references and background check required. Call Mon.-Fri. 2 to 5pm at 781-9074


Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s leading provider of nonmedical homecare for seniors, is looking for a few select CAREGiversSM for clients around Cumberland County. If you are honest, reliable, professional, flexible, caring, and a creative thinker, you might just fill the bill! We set the industry standard in professional training, competitive wages, limited benefits, and 24/7 CAREGiver support. Our CAREGivers tell us this is the best job they’ve ever had.

Call Kelly today to see if you qualify to join our team: 839-0441

Home Instead Senior Care

Bookkeeper Wanted: Town of Chebeague Island 8 – 16 hours per week. Duties include but are not limited to monthly check reconciliation, accounts payable processing, and audit preparation. High school diploma or GED is required. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to: Town Administrator Eric Dyer Town of Chebeague Island 192 North Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017 by May 11th, 2012. For more information call 207-846-3148 or email

Parks and Recreation Director The City of South Portland, a vibrant community of 25,000 located on picturesque Casco Bay, and recently recognized as a New England Top 10 Best City, is seeking a Director of Parks and Recreation. This is a highly responsible administrative position in planning, developing, directing, supervising and evaluating the Parks and Recreation Department activities, operations, parks, facilities and staff. Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Public Administration or related field of study is required; Master's Degree preferred; with six (6) or more years of increasingly responsible experience. Job description is available upon request. Apply on or before Mon., April 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Salary is competitive and contingent upon qualifications and experience. Job description is available upon request.

BALDWIN PIANO- 4 feet x10” in length, 2 feet x1” wide. EXCELLENT CONDITION. $1500. Please leave message. 926-5052.



Pownal, Maine

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Apply on or before Mon., April 30, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Salary is competitive and contingent upon qualifications and experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Donald I. Brewer, Human Resource Director City of South Portland 25 Cottage Road South Portland, Maine 04106 Equal Opportunity Employer

Public Services Worker Town of Chebeague Island Average of 30 hours per week. Duties include but are not limited to vehicle and equipment maintenance, road maintenance and repair, marine infrastructure maintenance and repair, and maintenance of town property. Possession of a valid State of Maine Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to: Town Administrator Eric Dyer Town of Chebeague Island 192 North Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017 by May 11th, 2012. For more information call 207-846-3148 or email

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Maintenance Mechanic

PCA FOR wheelchair bound Brunswick woman to help with personal care/ADL’s. Work is in positive environment. Clean background/Drivers License needed. Flexible part time. 5902208.

2nd Shift Poland, ME


Candidates require knowledge of preventative maintenance processes and techniques. Must be familiar with pneumatic, hydraulic and some electric controls. (Rocheleau & Uniloy Blow Mold machines preferred.)


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HOME REPAIR BUILD or REMODEL WITH CONFIDENCE Start designing, or review your plans with an experienced architect and builder. David Mele, AIA, LEED AP Maine Licensed Architect 30+ years experience in design & construction Design new homes & additions Review plans & specifications Project Management Accessibility Review Code Review & Permitting 3D modeling lets you preview your finished project 207-546-1844

CARPENTER/ 25 years BUILDER Fully Insured experience ContraCting, sub-ContraCting, all phases of ConstruCtion


Your Chance To Do Great Work!

LifeStages is a rapidly growing program providing in-home care to Older Adults. We are carefully selecting individuals to work per diem providing a range of services including companionship, assistance with personal care and hospice care. Daytime and overnight shifts available. We offer competitive wages and flexible scheduling. Our Companions must be dedicated, compassionate and have a passion for their work.


329-7620 for FREE estimates



HOUSEHOLD MANAGER needed Mon. & Fri. 5-6 hrs/day. Duties include: cleaning, shopping, coordination of home maint. & auto care, errands, light cooking, pet & plant care. Flexibility required. Send resume to: Household Mgr, P.O. Box 199, Yarmouth, ME 04096 DAYCARE ASSISTANT for small family daycare. Experience preferred but not required. Must be 18 or older. Contact Betsy at 207749-1353.


Spring Clean-ups


Green Products Available


Call SETH • 207-491-1517 JUST ME *Home Cleaning *Tenant Vacancies *Estate Sale Cleaning *Light Handyman Work ONE TIME JOBS WELCOME 653-7036

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CARPENTRY • Painting • Weatherization • Cabinets


 Drainage  Granite

Solutions Steps & Posts

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Aaron Amirault, Owner

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LAWN MOWING PRUNING/MULCH & PLANTINGS Brickwork & Repairs Professional Work • Low Rates

Call Ryan

Complete Property Maintenance Lawn Mowing • Weeding • Deadheading Edging • Mulching • Brush Chipping & Removal • Tree Removal & Pruning Ornamental Shrub & Tree Care Plant Healthcare Programs • Stump Grinding


JOHNSON’S TILING Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured


ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS in The Forecaster to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.


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Lawn Care: Mowing • Aerating Dethatching • Renovations

 Retaining Walls

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WE REMODEL Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basement & Attic Conversions Man Caves

Serving Greater Portland 20 yrs.

If these are important to you and you are a kind-hearted person looking for meaningful part or full time work, we’d love to speak with you. Comfort Keepers is looking for special people to join us in providing excellent nonmedical, in-home care to area seniors. We offer a vision & dental plan, along with ongoing training and continuous support.

Yard Renovations Patios, Driveways



New Construction/Additions Remodels/Service Upgrades Generator Hook Ups • Free Estimates


 Paver Walkways, Steps,



• Small Remodeling Projects • Sheetrock Repair • Quality Exterior & Interior Painting


Four Season Services

Call 776-3218

Seth M. Richards Interior & Exterior Painting & Carpentry

Cape Elizabeth, Maine



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Roofing Vinyl / Siding / Drywall / Painting Home Repairs / Historical Restoration

All manner of exterior repairs & alterations

A Division of VNA Home Health & Hospice

Call LifeStages at


Brian L. Pratt Carpentry

Great compensation package.

April 27, 2012

Chimney Lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & WaterprooďŹ ng Painting & Gutters 20 yrs. experience – local references

(207) 608-1511


IT’S SPRING CLEANUP TIME AGAIN! D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping

We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1-on-1 interaction.


• Leaf and Brush Removal • Bed Edging and Weeding • Tree Pruning/Hedge Clipping • Mulching • Lawn Mowing • Powersweeping

(207) 926-5296


• Single clean up, weeding • Biweekly weeding service •Transplanting and planting • Spring garden care

799-5828 All calls returned!

Residential & Commercial


SPRING CLEAN UP MULCHING & MOWING Call about our contract pricing Free Estimates

Landscaping 615-3152


Commercial and Residential



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

(207) 415-8791

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DB LAWN CARE Mows Grass & Leaves

Waste & Junk to Tranfer Station • Dependable • Reasonably Priced •Free Estimates



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Charlie’s Small Engines 838-9668


Lawn Mowers • Garden Tractors Generators • Tillers For all your power equipment & small engine service needs.


781-3661 for more information on rates

Call or E-mail for Free Estimate


ALL SEASON’S YARD CARE First mow FREE with service. SPRING CLEANUPS. Services include: Mowing, Trimming, Mulching. Call Brian. Free estimates. Insured. 329-2575. m


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SPRING CLEAN-UP: Lawn & leaf raking, mulching. I can save you $money. No job is too small. Available weekdays or weekends. $11.00 per hr. Call now! 892-8911. A BETTER GARDEN! ROTOT I L L I N G - G a r d e n s, lawns. Reasonable rates. Large or small gardens. Experienced. Prompt service. Call 829-6189 or 749-1378. LAWN MOWING senior discount. Call 756-4274 or 3331541.

Yankee Yardworks • Storm • Lawn Care/Installation • Fencing • LawnCleanups Care/Installation • Fencing • Rototilling • Rototilling • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Mulch/Loam/Gravel Deliveries • Tractor• Tractor Work Work Landscape Design/Installation Design/Installation••Tree Tree Removals/Pruning Removals/Pruning •• Landscape DrivewaySealing/Sweeping Sealing/Sweeping •• Spring/Fall Spring/Fall Clean-ups Clean-ups ••Driveway


You name it, we’ll do it! Residential / Commercial • Reasonable Prices • Free Estimates • Insured

Dan Bowie Cell: 207-891-8249 Durham

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FOSSETT`S ROTOTILLINGNew and established gardens, large or small, reasonable rates, free estimates. 34 years of experience. Dan Fossett, 776-9800 or 829-6465.

PRIVATE LESSONS ON guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, and bass guitar. All ages, levels, and styles taught in Portland location. 30 years experience. 329-4889.

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YARMOUTH VILLAGE- Large 1 bedroom apt. 3rd floor. Off street parking, washer/dryer on site, heat/water included. Walk to Royal River Park. $835/month. N/P/NS. References, Security Deposit & Lease required. Call 846-6240 or 233-8964.

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE YARMOUTH 3BR,1.5BA townhouse condo in desirable Riverbend. Walk to Royal River Park & Yarmouth Village; private deck, attached 1-car garage w/storage, 2nd floor laundry, economical monitor heat & many recent upgrades. FMI or to schedule a showing, contact Kate Huntress, RE/MAX Heritage, (207) 846-4300 x112. TIMBER FRAME/POST AND BEAM for sale. 24’x24’ Capestyle. New construction, frame only. For more info: 207-754-1550.

DURHAM- (81 Runaround Pond Rd). Large, Sunny 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor of farmhouse. Huge yard (35 acres), Storage, Propane Heat. NS. $800./month. References, Security Deposit & Lease required. Call 846-6240 or 2338964. COMMERCIAL RENTAL in Historic Yarmouth. Corner of Main and Portland Sts. Office Suite 1st floor. Reception, 2 conf. areas. On-site/street parking. Available at $1000.00/month, high traffic exposure/visibility. Call 207-846-4325.


Beautiful one bedroom apartment in historic building on Lower Main St., Heat, Water, Off Street Parking in Lighted Lot, No Pets, No Smoking. $650 per month. Lease, deposit and references required. Call 688-2294

OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $775/month. 508954-0376. CUMBERLAND- ROOM FOR RENT. Use of kitchen & W/D. Utilities included. $450/month. First month in advance. Available anytime. References. Call cell: 671-4647.


Olde English Village

Apartment/house rental wanted, unfurnished, need a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, house or in law unit for immediate occupancy in Portland, So. Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook area; responsible man with quiet dog. Will pay up to $1,200. No brokers please. 207-8317416.

South Portland

207-774-3337 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

GRAY- CABIN FOR RENT Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. $175.00/week. 657-4844.

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Curved stairway

Lisa Wentzell

6 Church Street, Yarmouth

Beautifully renovated home offers walkable lifestyle, easy commute, blending old w/ new. Large sunny kitchen, fabulous master bath, great backyard. Decorative trim, graceful curving stairway, wideboard floors, fireplaces. All systems updated, incl. new furnace. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Attached 2-car garage. 3,144 sq. ft. plus bonus room & basement. Close to schools, shops, Royal River Park. Bedroom w/ fireplace Kitchen Enjoy historical beauty with modern comfort For Sale: $635,000. (207) 522-8043 or 833-6588 in wonderful ngbrhd near Portland! MLS#1049631 207.650.5272

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VACATION RENTALS Damariscotta Lake- 4 BR cottage available July 4th week $1400. Sleeps 8. Large yard, deck, swim float, dock, canoes, kayaks. Aug. weeks available also. Call for info and pictures. 829-6740 leave message. SCENIC TUSCANY- Charming 1 bedroom apartment equipped, old world patio, backyard, great views. Historic hillside village, ocean and Florence close by. $725.00 weekly. 207-767-3915.

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GARAGE SALE- YARMOUTH 123 Princes Point Rd. Sat. April 28th. 8am-12pm. PRE-MOVING SALE, all items must go!

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4th Annual Used Tack/Barn Sale. April 28th 9am-12pm. Directly across from the Big Indian on Route 1 in Freeport. On the lawn next to Freeport Tack Company. Bring a table and set up on your own or reserve one of ours for $10. Food, jewelry, door prizes and raffles! Come join the fun! For more information call 207-8651811.


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