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Vol. 11, No. 28
News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth
Lease talks stall, public access to Crescent Beach State Park at risk By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH â€” Bud Hanson and his wife, Georgia, have been coming to Crescent Beach State Park with friends for close to six decades. â€œThey call us the â€˜grayhaired groupâ€™,â€? Hanson said. â€œItâ€™s a wonderful gift we have here. The state keeps it in great shape.â€? But now the Hansons, along with the rest of the public, may be in danger of losing control of, and access to, more than half of the park, after lease negotiations with the land owner reached an impasse. Although the state and Sprague Corp., which owns 100 acres of the 187-acre park, havenâ€™t made any final decisions, both sides have backed away from the negotiating table, the director of the state Bureau of Parks and Lands, Will Harris, said. â€œItâ€™s true that (negotiations) have slowed down some, but both sides are still acting in good faith,â€? Harris said. â€œItâ€™s a tough nut to crack when financial times are tough, to come up with a substantial amount for an important piece of property like this.â€? The stateâ€™s 50-year lease of the land from Sprague expired in 2010. The lease has since been extended twice, in one-year intervals. The current
Above, beach-goers crowd Crescent Beach State Park on Monday, July 9, in Cape Elizabeth. The future of the public beach is now in question after lease negotiations have stalled. Left, Bud and Georgia Hanson have been coming to the park for more than six decades. â€œItâ€™s a pleasant place to come and itâ€™s important because people need to have a somewhere to go,â€? Bud Hanson said. From right to left: Hanson, Jenny Marriner, Georgia Hanson and Kent Gordon.
Mill Creek Park upgrade now includes veteransâ€™ area
By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND â€” The continuing work at Mill Creek Park will include a new element after councilors Monday approved funding for improvements at the Veterans Green. By a unanimous vote at a special meeting preceding a council workshop, councilors allocated about $17,000 in undesignated funds to pay for paths to the area dedicated to military veterans. A six-sided monument with a sculpted metal flame was installed last summer in the area off Broadway, adjacent to Pratt Abbott Cleaners. But improved access to the site was shifted to the second phase of work at the park when councilors approved the first phase last fall. City Manager James Gailey said shifting the work to the second phase did â€œa disservice to the Veterans Green design.â€? Kenneth Myrick, chairman of the monument committee, thanked councilors for supporting the plan revision in the only public comment before the vote. Myrick is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Kosovo in the late 1990s, and now a Republican candidate in state House District 123. The decision to expand the scope of work in the memorial area beyond improvements to the base of the monument drew full support that was summed up
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Scarborough womanâ€™s air, outlook clear with new lungs By David Harry SCARBOROUGH â€” As fashion statements go, Ashley Drewâ€™s vibrating vest was not the envy of her peers. As survival gear, it is no longer needed, either. â€œI donâ€™t have to wear it, donâ€™t have to do my breathing treatments and we donâ€™t have a million things keeping me Index Arts.Calendar.................21 Classifieds......................27 Community.Calendar......23 Meetings.........................23
breathing,â€? Drew, 25, said as she recovers from a June 8 double lung transplant in Boston. The Scarborough native, daughter of Tom and Joy Drew, came home last weekend, a month after she got the call from doctors at Brigham & Womenâ€™s Hospital saying a set of lungs was ready for her.
Scarborough resident Ashley Drew finds breathing easier after a double lung transplant June 8. Born with cystic fibrosis, she was on donor lists for 540 days before her transplant surgery in Boston.
Drew was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetically transmitted disease that fills the lung with mucus and prevents proper breathing. For the 540 days before her surgery, she had been on and off recipient lists at Brigham & Womenâ€™s and The Cleveland Clinic in See page 32
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Fort Williams Park arboretum debuts Saturday By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — After first hatching the idea in March 2007, the Fort Williams Foundation is now reaching completion of the first phase of a massive landscaping overhaul at the Shore Road park. Cliffside, the first phase of the Fort Williams Park arboretum to be completed, is a one-acre parcel with waterfront views, previously hidden and choked out by invasive plant species. The area is now landscaped with native plants; winding, wheelchair-accessible pathways, and manicured grass. “This project gives us the opportunity to reclaim the fort’s natural beauty and restore it back to its natural setting,” said Ginger Jones, a fundraiser and grant writer for the foundation. The completion of Cliffside will coin-
cide with the Maine Home and Design Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $25. The tour will take visitors through 10 Cape Elizabeth homes and gardens, with the ticket sales helping to fund the continued work on the arboretum. Cliffside is the first stop. Jones said the initial project was spurred by people interested in the native environment surrounding Portland Head Light and the fort. More than 400 volunteers worked to clear invasive species, which helped continued page 23 Cliffside, the first demonstration site to be completed in the arboretum project at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, is also the first stop for the Maine Home and Design Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14.
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ommendations for the council to consider for regulating the use of short-term rentals: increase minimum lengths of stay, amend parking requirements and reduce limits on how many tenants are allowed in a dwelling based on lot size. The board also recommended the council review the nuisance ordinance to see if that can help mitigate problems caused by short-term rentals. Neighbors raised safety concerns about the constant changing of tenants at shortterm rentals at the meeting – some calling for an all-out ban. Town Manager Mike McGovern urged the council to consider an emergency ordinance to address immediate problems stemming from a single short-term rental at 31 Lawson Road, which has had a history of complaints and police calls. The property is listed as a low-liability company and advertises rentals for $1,000 a night, or $4,000 a week, McGovern said. The council will hold several more workshops and committee meetings in the coming months before any ordinance is passed regarding short-term rentals, he said.
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Bull Moose to expand with Mill Creek store By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — The next Bull Moose to wander into the city may not draw the attention of game wardens, but Brett Wickard said he hopes shoppers will take notice. Wickard, the founder of Bull Moose music and books, said the chain’s newest store will open in November in the former Blockbuster Video store on Waterman Drive. “We are pumped,” he said Wednesday. “As a business, we have not opened up a store in a while. We think the Mill Creek area is great community shopping area.” Wickard said plans call for expanding the building from 7,000 square feet to more than 11,000 square feet. The Planning Board approved the expansion site plan at its meeting Tuesday night. “It made sense to do the upgrade and go big there,” Wickard said. He expects to be open for the holiday shopping season. The store will be the 11th in a chain started in 1989 in Brunswick. The company sells new and used music, videos, electronic games and books at two New Hampshire locations and eight in Maine. The closest stores to the Waterman
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Bull Moose founder Brett Wickard said the newest store in the chain will be on Waterman Drive in South Portland, in the former Blockbuster Video store. The store will be expanded by 4,200 square feet and is expected to be open by mid November.
Drive location are on Middle Street in Portland and Payne Road in Scarborough. “We want to think of ourselves as a group of individual stores, and want to make sure to adapt to a wider range of things people want,” Wickard said. He said the new store will resemble the one in Scarborough to a degree, but will be selling toys to try to bring in customers who might not want to venture to the Maine Mall area. Wickard said the store will have expanded parking, and added bicycle racks at the suggestion of city officials hoping
Grand jury indicts men on sex, drug charges By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — A 71-yearold Willow Street resident faces a July 24 court date in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland after being indicted for sex crimes. James Barker was indicted on July 5 by a Cumberland County grand jury on two Class A counts of gross sexual assault and one Class A and one Class B count of unlawful sexual contact. An indictment is determination that enough evidence exists to prosecute, not a finding of guilt. Court records allege Barker assaulted a victim younger than 12 years old over a period of two years. The victim came forward after a school guidance counselor spoke with children about inappropriate behavior. Barker was arrested in May after an investigation by police and interviews of the alleged victim by social workers. His trial is expected to start around Aug. 27, according to court documents. A Brooklyn man who allegedly tried to evade police by jumping out the secondfloor window of the Days Inn on Maine Mall Road was indicted July 5 on six charges associated with drug trafficking.
to maintain a neighborhood feel in Mill Creek. The expansion will enlarge the rear of the building, which sits at the foot of the Casco Bay Bridge. Wickard said the store entrance will also face the bridge. Construction work is expected to create up to 75 jobs and there will be 15 permanent retail jobs.
Included in building plan is a treatment system to cool storm-water runoff before it reaches the city runoff system, Wickard said. The building is owned by Green Crossing Blue LLC, a sister company to Bull
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Anthony Calderon, 30, faces a July 23 arraignment after he was indicted on two Class A aggravated trafficking charges, two Class B unlawful trafficking charges and two charges seeking criminal forfeiture for $7,300 cash and a handgun. Court records said city police and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were responding to a complaint about an odor of marijuana smoke at the hotel when they knocked on the door. While waiting for the door to open, police heard a toilet being flushed and a window opening, according to court records. Authorities went around the hotel and said they found Calderon limping in the parking lot. Heroin was also found in nearby bushes. A search of the room and grounds turned up 90 bags of heroin and 14 grams of cocaine. The aggravated trafficking charges stem from Calderon’s 2006 drug trafficking conviction in Queens County, N.Y.
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S.P. public works HQ project put off for a year By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — As South Portland Mayor Patti Smith concurred with her colleagues Monday, she found unique verbs to express herself. “Having a year to fudge and fidget makes a lot of sense,” she said after councilors agreed now is not the time to ask voters to approve a bond for a new public works facility. All seven councilors and City Manager James Gailey agreed a new facility is much needed and long overdue. But not so needed and overdue that waiting another year for a construction bond referendum is not the best course of action. There was no formal vote at Monday’s
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council workshop to hold off pursuing the project, but plenty of shared sentiment on when to try and fit a construction bond into the city debt schedule. “Staff does not feel this is the right year,” Gailey said. “2013 is the more financially prudent way to go.” There was also a sense of shared relief the council would not have to convince voters of the worthiness of the project and a bond issue between now and November’s general election. “There are just too many unknowns,” Councilor Tom Coward said about a plan to build a 65,000-square-foot facility to house the Public Works, Parks and Transportation departments near the Highland Avenue transfer station. Also unknown is what to do with the current six-acre site in a residential area bounded by O’Neil and Pitt streets, or what kind of environmental remediation the parcel may need. After a May workshop where Gailey presented a “placeholder” estimate of $10 million for the new facility, a more defined estimate of $16 million or $17 million presented Monday also made councilors balk. “I have a gut feeling about the cost,” Smith said, saying she hoped it could be
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reduced by $2 million or $3 million. Finance Director Greg L’Heureux projected the principal and rates of 3.25 percent or 4 percent interest on a 20-year bond will eventually cost taxpayers almost $23 million, even if the city dedicates funding to offset construction costs (as it did for South Portland High School renovations). Projections presented by L’Heureux showed the debt service on a public works construction bond approved by voters in 2013 will be absorbed more easily in the property tax rate because of retired bond debts beginning in fiscal year 2016. L’Heureux cited the near-term effect of the $41.5 million school bond passed in 2010 as a reason to hold off a year on a public works bond. Ultimately, the city will borrow about $39 million for the school project, and the first $30 million carries a 2.52 percent interest rate, he said. Current municipal bond debt service will add a total of 14 cents to the city property tax rate this year, 25 cents more in fiscal year 2014 and 38 cents in fiscal year 2015. If a 20-year, $17 million bond were approved by voters at 3.25 percent this fall, another 41 cents would be cumulatively added to property tax rates by fiscal year 2015 to pay debt service.
Because municipal debt service will begin to decrease in fiscal year 2016, L’Heureux projected a $16 million public works bond at 4 percent interest passed in 2013 would have added a cumulative 40 cents to the property tax rate, but the overall debt service for public works, schools and other bonds would be diminished. The current bond funding replacement and renovation for sections of the high school figured in council conversations in more than financial terms. Councilors Tom Blake and Coward said an education campaign emphasizing needs and benefits of a new facility should be part of presenting the bond to voters next year. “It’s all about the marketing,” Blake said. Gailey said discussions about a new facility have occurred for more than a decade as officials sought to replace a 1930s-era site. In 2005, voters rejected buying the former Durastone site on Wallace Avenue near the Scarborough town line by a 506-472 vote. The delay in seeking the bond should also allow councilors to learn more about what School Board members are thinking about replacing or consolidating the city middle schools and what will be needed to fund the work. Those needs weighed on Councilor Jerry Jalbert, who said public works facility plans might need scaling back in all areas except those used for maintenance and repairs. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.
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Future span plans create current concerns at Pine Point By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — When it comes to work on the Pine Point Road bridge spanning the Pam Am railroad tracks, timing is everything. The actual work to refurbish or replace the bridge is at least two years away, but the dozen people who attended an informational meeting at the Municipal Building on Wednesday evening made it clear to Maine Department of Transportation officials that any work should not be done in the summer. “Don’t worry, I was down there today,” MDOT Project Engineer Doug Coombs said in response to concerns about how bridge work would affect the only direct
route to Pine Point and Grand Avenue. Coombs and MDOT Project Engineer Stephen Bodge are seeking public comment on what needs to be done to improve or replace the 57-year-old span during preliminary engineering work. The initial stage will cost $270,000, Coombs said, but there are no available estimates on construction work or a work schedule because the department has not yet determined what needs to be done. “When scope is defined, the actual cost can be discussed,” he said. Coombs said the bridge has been inspected about once every two years and shows no cause for safety worries. But whether it is renovated or rebuilt, any
project presents a lot of complications. If Pine Point Road is closed for bridge work, drivers would be detoured through Old Orchard Beach or along Ross Road to reach Pine Point or U.S. Route 1. Coombs said the work schedule can be arranged in the construction contract. “We do try to work around these things,” he said. Keeping the road partially open could alleviate the detour, but take more time – a critical element if construction begins before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. Delays on the road above will also be compounded by rail traffic below; continued page 24
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Maine Department of Transportation officials say minimizing detours around the Pine Point Road bridge replacement in Scarborough will be critical, and work will have to be halted each time trains pass beneath the span.
Chancellor gets authority over top jobs, raises in UMaine System By John Christie and Naomi Schalit BANGOR — University of Maine system trustees on Monday approved policy changes designed to give the chancellor greater authority over appointments, promotions and pay raises. The changes come after press reports about the use of loopholes in the hiring process to give top-level jobs to former officials in the administration of Gov. John Baldacci and about nearly $1 million in discretionary pay raises to system employees. Most of those appointments and pay raises were approved by presidents and top executives at some of the system’s seven campuses.
The rules adopted Monday, the result of a study of personnel policies ordered by the new chancellor, James Page, effectively takes final authority over hiring and raises of the system’s top managers away from the presidents and puts it in Page’s hands. All of the controversial pay raises and hiring came under Page’s predecessors. Page said that no management-level position “will be opened or filled without the authority of the chancellor. So if a particular campus wants a new dean, the case for that has to come to me. And then assuming that’s approved, that goes into the normal search process. The terms and conditions of the final sign off also have
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to come back to me.” The Page-instituted review of salaries, conducted by the system’s human resources department, concluded, “because of the ... level of salaries, among the highest in the university system, it is appropriate to have close scrutiny for positions, appointments, salary increases and payments in addition to the base salary.” Michelle Hood, chairwoman of the board of trustees, said, “I think that we certainly have taken seriously the public’s comments in the past around these issues and we know that it is a huge part of our
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Unsung Hero: Jerry Levasseur of Brunswick, steeled by fire By David Treadwell BRUNSWICK — July 6, 1944, Hartford, Conn.: The setting for one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States. The fire occurred during the afternoon performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. About 7,000 people attended the circus that day; 168 people died, and more than 700 were injured. Jerry Levasseur, then 6 years old, barely survived. His mother Marion did not. “I remember being in the oxygen tent at the hospital and hearing someone in the room ask, ‘Who’s in there?,’” Levasseur recently recalled. “Someone else said, ‘I don’t think he’s going to make it.’ I thought to myself, ‘Yes I am.’” Levasseur, now a Brunswick resident, doesn’t dwell on the fire that took his mother’s life and shaped his own. In fact, he only agreed to be interviewed after some friends said his story would inspire others.
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He doesn’t know exactly how he escaped to safety, but Levasseur believes he was on the bottom of a pile of people and that someone found him alive and pulled him out. He suffered severe burns on his head and arms and lost the tips of his fingers. He wasn’t allowed to get up from his hospital bed for over 6 months. “I basically had to learn to walk again,” he said. Levasseur didn’t learn of his mother’s death until a few weeks after the fire, when his father, who hadn’t gone to the circus, finally told him. He later learned other facts of that fateful day. The circus tent had been coated with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline, creating a highly flammable situation. Moreover, circus workers had neglected to place the fire extinguishers in the proper places that day. As a result, the entire tent burned to the ground in just 10 minutes. What’s significant about Levasseur’s life, however, is not the tragedy he survived, but the success he has accomplished, especially in athletic endeavors.
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SOUTH PORTLAND — A Waterville woman remained in Cumberland County Jail in Portland after making her initial court appearance Monday on robbery and theft charges. Jamilee Kus, 28, was being held on $5,000 cash bail according to jail officials. She is charged with Class A robbery and Class C theft stemming from an alleged July 5 robbery at the TD Bank branch at 250 Maine Mall Road. Kus appeared in Cumberland County Superior Court and did not answer to the charges before being returned to jail. Court officials said future court dates for the case have not been scheduled. Police Sgt. Steven Webster said Kus was arrested by South Portland Police Department detectives during a traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike in Scarborough at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday. Webster said several agencies assisted in the investigation, including the Waterville Police Department and the Maine State Police. Webster said Kus allegedly entered the bank at approximately 7 p.m. She did not display a weapon, but implied she was armed before tellers gave her about $2,000 cash.
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SOUTH PORTLAND — A day at the beach and on the square are coming Saturday at the second annual WillardFest. The event celebrating the Willard Beach and Willard Square neighborhood begins with a 9:30 a.m. community paddle, including a chance for visitors to try stand-up paddle boarding. Paddle boarders younger than 18 will need signed permission from a parent or guardian. Community paddlers are asked to gather at the beach at 9 a.m. Willard Beach is also the site of a sand castle-building contest from 1-4 p.m., with prizes awarded for the most humorous, most unique and best overall creations. Willard Square will be closed to traffic from 3-7 p.m. that day for a block party featuring live music and games, and food from Scratch Baking, Willard Scoops, David’s 388 and 158 Pickett Street Cafe. Organizers encourage visitors to walk or bicycle to the festival because of limited parking. The rain date for WillardFest is Sunday.
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One door opens, another closes Getting off the Los Angeles treadmill and moving to Maine have combined to help me develop a healthier perspective on life and become a better husband and father. I’m grateful for that. An unforeseen side effect of this growth is loss of the will to lord it over my wife, Carol, when she makes The View some small mistake or other. I’m embarrassed to say it, but a little part of me misses it. This is not a symptom of deeper relationship problems, and I’m not a Peter Pan type who is ambivalent about marriage. I’ve always wanted to be married. As a child, I had a recurring dream in which I was the beloved king of an island paradise, adored by my beautiful island queen. Mike Langworthy (And no, she did not look like my mom. Why would you even think that?) I lucked into my perfect mate (who also doesn’t look like my mom) and embarked on an ongoing, fascinating journey. However, the love and support of a long-term relationship comes at a price: proximity. The excitement of discovery slowly gives way to the quieter joys of familiarity, but it can also be accompanied by a subtle sense of dread as you realize those quirks you once found cute, or least
tolerable, are never going to go away. Case in point: Carol blows her nose low and slow, with the lung capacity of a scuba tank and the breath control of a Tibetan monk. I blow mine like a duck call blaring over the speakers at Hadlock Field. We used to marvel at our quaint differences. Now we just annoy each other. The principal battleground in this war of attrition on our nerves, however, isn’t personal habits. It’s the perpetual argument over personal responsibility and who has more of it. At first glance, 35 years of juggling household and business duties while raising two children and a husband seem to give Carol the edge. I’m more intuitive than “factual” about maturity, and my gut says I am the true adult. Sadly, society is a slave to evidence, so I’ve spent a lifetime hunting the Moby Dick of incontrovertible proof. A couple of weeks ago, the Great White Whale breached right under my nose: Carol left the back door open. Carol doesn’t leave doors open. No way, no how. She will check a door after watching me lock it in front of her because you never know: today could be the day I forget the difference between clockwise and counterclockwise. Under ordinary circumstances, finding the door wide open would have been reality shattering, like an alien abduction. Once the impossible happens, all bets are off. Fortunately, there was a rational explanation. She was bringing the kids to the mall to eat and shop for clothes for Bob’s new job, so she would have had to walk the dogs and wrangle two adolescents, which is like herding cats, just to get ready to go. Then, inevitably, she would have noticed something when they were halfway down
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the driveway: Carol: “Didn’t you say you needed to get pants and shoes for work, Bobby?” Robert (while texting): “Seggy says ‘hi.’” Seggy is the GF in Massachusetts. They’re cyber conjoined at the thumbs. Carol (beaming): “Hi, Seggy.” Carol loves the GF. (To Bob) “So we were going to buy shoes and stuff?” Robert (while texting): “Yeah.” Carol: “Shouldn’t you have some socks or something?” Robert (while texting): “If you’re gonna get all technical.” He would have jumped out of the car, maybe after it stopped, probably without closing the car door because closing it wastes time on the back end, and it wasn’t his idea to stop anyway; you could just buy socks at the store. He’d come back with a pair of socks, and by “pair of socks” I mean “two socks,” working his phone with his free thumb. He wouldn’t be listening when Carol asked him if he closed the door, but he would know the fastest way out of a conversation with your mother is to wait for the interrogative uplift and then say, “Yes.” To the untrained eye, it may not have been her fault. More importantly, it couldn’t possibly be mine. At one time I would have lived for an opportunity to get a little redemption for all the grief she gave me over the most
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Newman accurately describes economic ills I believe Perry Newman’s commentary on “How to ruin an economy” was right on target. His commonsense approach on describing what ails the economy is what we need to read more often, and I think it’s time to define Wall Street as it truly is: an adolescent. Sure, adolescents have the desire to explore new ideas and energy to seek their fortunes, but what happens when adolescents don’t have clear limits on their choices and behavior? They take risks to find their own limits; such as driving as fast as a car will go, or standing in front of a train to see who will jump out of the way last, or diving off the highest ledge into shallow water, or lying with anyone, anywhere at any time to prove some zealous capacity for virility or femininity, only to end up disabled, diseased or dead at a young age. A Wall Street without limits will simply continue a mindset of greed, exploitation, and extreme risk that was not part of the principles set forth by our founding fathers. We must protect our hard-earned nest eggs from those within Wall Street that grew up with few limits or values, seeking to enrich themselves with clever ways to cheat or make choices that devastate our funds and betray our trust in the stock markets. Randall Scheid Bath
Beem resorts to ‘ghost stories’ about GOP I totally understand partisan politics. Folks will say anything to make their side look better than the other. We all do it to some degree; I get it. But war on workers? I’ve never understood that one. If that were so, how are all the evil rich Republican businessmen going to run their environment-polluting corporations and make their mountains of cash? Instead, how about we look at decades of poor public policy that enabled the unions to pillage munici-
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palities’ coffers. I’m not bashing unions, they exist to represent the worker. I’m condemning the public servants (Republicans, Democrats and independents) that negotiated unsustainably bad contracts. War on Women. Really? Based on this political ideology, you automatically hate the fairer sex? I never got the GOP memo about declaring war on my wife and daughters. Recruit women to come your party using ideas and results, not by creating evil bogeymen. Now granted, Edgar Allen Beem does start his opinion piece deriding specifically the “extremists” in the Republican party. But, throughout the piece, he descends into referring to all this “warfare” as coming from the GOP in general. Instead of getting Americans to willfully come to or stay in your own party because of what you have accomplished and your vision for the future, you need to resort to telling ghost stories around the campfire to scare them away from the other side in hopes they’ll hide in your tent. Jason Warnke Republican candidate, House District 65 Woolwich
Welfare story disappoints Scarborough lawmaker I was disappointed to see the mischaracterizations and inaccuracies contained in The Forecaster’s article “Maine cities, towns brace for looming welfare cuts” by Mario Moretto and posted on your website on June 26. The quotes that were attributed to me in the article are not the statements I made while speaking with Mr. Moretto, and I certainly never said that I voted against LD 1903 because the general assistance cuts did not go far enough. I do not know where Mr. Moretto got that information, and if it is guesswork it has no place in a news article. Instead, what I specifically spoke about was the disproportionate share aspect of that budget, with which I had disagreements. As a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, I have spent hundreds of hours por-
ing over matters related to Maine’s welfare system and the general assistance program. Information regarding general assistance programs that I learned through this work, and shared with Mr. Moretto, would have been much more beneficial to readers than the inaccurate quotes that were published. Mainers deserve to hear an accurate portrayal of what their legislators believe and are working on. I will look forward to The Forecaster ensuring this is done in the future, and encourage folks to contact their legislators directly for information regarding their voting records. Rep. Heather W. Sirocki Scarborough
Bicycle helmets were missing from photo
I found it ironic that you chose a photo of two people riding bicycles without bike helmets to illustrate a special advertising section in the June 27 edition of The Forecaster about healthy living for seniors. The photo cutline says, “There’s a correlation between activity and a lower death rate in older adults.” That may be, but there also is a much greater risk of serious injury when one rides a bike without a helmet. It doesn’t matter how fast you ride or whether you stick to trails. Anyone who rides a bicycle should wear a helmet as protection against head injuries. Shoshana Hoose Portland
Photo discourages use of bike helmets
In a recent special advertising section you show a photo of an attractive couple on bikes, but most sadly, in my opinion, without helmets. Helmets prevent injuries and save lives. We all need to do all we can to educate riders to use them. Dr. Richard K. Jennings Brunswick
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Robbie Foundation says thanks The Robbie Foundation wants to express its sincere gratitude to the public who turned out for a National Lobster Day event to support special needs children in Maine. The event was held June 15 at the Wa l g r e e n ’s stores on Forest Avenue and Marginal Way in Portland. The turnout from the public was incredibly generous: $2,000 was presented to the Robbie Foundation. We are a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that offers a safety net for children with disabilities. The Scarboroughbased foundation provides funding, for families of children of all disabilities to buy adaptive equipment, assistive technology, therapy treatment or any other necessary item not covered by insurance. The money raised by the National Lobster Day event goes a long way to improving the quality of life of these amazing children, especially during a time where funding and services are being cut on state and federal levels. Again, we salute Walgreen’s for its amazing generosity and outstanding commitment to making a difference in the lives of children of all disabilities. Lynn Gierie, founder Robbie Foundation Scarborough
The View From Away from page 7 trivial things: “You left the garage door open again;” “Would it kill you to turn off the porch light?” “The car’s gone.” As if locking it would stop a determined thief. Anyway, I expected the usual feeling of smug satisfaction that always preceded one of my brilliant wisecracks, such as, “Guess what you did! Left the door open. Hah!” It never came. Instead, I was glad she wasn’t there because it meant nothing really serious could be going on. I don’t know when caring about my loved ones’ safety became more important than being right. I know it’s a good thing. I’ll miss the adrenalin rush of selfrighteousness, though. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘You gotta fight for your right to party’ When news of alleged drinking at a high school party in Falmouth broke a few weeks ago, I wondered whether the Portland newspaper would drag me out of the weeds again to comment. Back in 1999, when my oldest daughter graduated from high school, I was front-page news for a week because I was present at a post-prom The Universal party in Yarmouth where many of the 200 to 300 kids attending allegedly drank. To make matters worse, I was a member of the School Committee.
For several years, whenever prom time and graduation rolled around, the press would call me up for a dissenting view on underage drinking. Blessedly, Edgar Allen Beem it had been years since I was called upon to be the designated spokesman for underage drinking. Then not one, but two reporters called. Reporter No. 1 started by asking whether I had hosted a party at which teenagers were drinking? No, I explained, another father and I went to a party at a home where the parents were away in an effort to keep kids safe. We told the police about the party beforehand. We did not supply alcohol. On the other hand, we did not stop anyone from drinking. We just stopped them from driving. Since the Falmouth situation allegedly involved a couple providing a place for minors to drink and maybe providing the alcohol, Reporter No. 1 apparently decided there were no parallels and left me out of the article. Reporter No. 2 called a few days later while I was sitting in the parking garage of the Ikea in Stoughton, Mass., watching my grandson Jackson sleep while my daughter Hannah, the 1999 graduate, was in the store buying him a tent for his second birthday. Some editor really wanted me quoted in the article.
I told Reporter No. 2 what I told Reporter No. 1, perhaps with a little more emphasis on what I thought was important to say: First, I think your newspaper editorial rushed to judgment, condemning the Falmouth couple before any facts had been established. If you just convict people on police allegation, you live in a police state. Second, I have never advocated that anyone do what we did back in 1999. We were lucky things didn’t get out of hand. That’s not what got reported. I guess the paper just wanted someone to say the obvious – kids are going to drink and you can’t “Just Say No.” I was also quoted correctly as saying I wouldn’t want a daughter or son to go off to college without having had a drink. Students who don’t know how alcohol might effect them are the ones who end up in the college infirmary with alcohol poisoning. And, no, I do not feel the same way about illegal drugs. As a society, we are greatly conflicted and inconsistent about age and responsibility. The way I see it, if you can get married, have a baby, drive a car, and serve in the military, you are old enough to drink responsibly. I’m not going to tell a 19-yearold Iraq War vet he can’t have a beer. While I am not in favor of furnishing alcohol to minors, I do think the drinking age should be lowered to 18. I guess I’m just a lot more concerned about drinking and driving than I am about a young adult having a beer. In my experience, those holier-than-thou, mykid-knows-I’d-kill-him parents are often the ones who have no idea where their kids are or what they’re really doing. Young people do not confide in parents who try to rule by fear. You treat teenagers like adults and they will behave like adults. You try to control their personal lives and, to paraphrase the Beastie Boys, they’re going to fight for their right to party. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/129182
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Cape elizabeth arrests No arrests were reported from July 2 to July 9.
Summonses 7/3 at 7:10 p.m. Joseph Rickoff, 25, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Officer Rory Diffin on Maple Lane on a charge of driving an uninspected vehicle. 7/3 at 7:53 p.m. Karen Wyman, 36, of Bowdoinham, was issued a summons by Officer Rory Diffin on Ocean House Road on a charge of operating after suspension. 7/4 at 10:50 p.m. Charles Bellafiore, 21, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Aaron Webster on Route 77 on a charges of driving an uninspected vehicle and failure to produce insurance. 7/4 at 4:42 a.m. Corey Doughty, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Sergeant Eric Fay on Autumn Tides Road on charges of unauthorized use of property, criminal trespassing and operating without a license. 7/5 at 6 p.m. Isabella Navaez, 19, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Office Aaron Webster on Shore Road on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 7/5 at 10:58 p.m. Melissa Dibiase, 24, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Sergeant Kevin Kennedy on Fowler Road on charges of possession of scheduled drugs and violating conditions of release. 7/6 at 5:25 p.m. John Fitzsimmons, 29, of Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Ben Davis on Sawyer Road on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 7/6 at 11:11 p.m. Pious Ali, 43, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Officer Ben Davis on Ocean House Road on a charge of driving an uninspected vehicle. 7/7 at 5:07 p.m. Matthew Geoffrey, 37, of South Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Ben Davis on Ocean House Road on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 7/7 at 5:55 p.m. Denise Houser, 55, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Cross Hill Road on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 7/7 at 11:39 p.m. Matthew Witowski, 18, of Falmouth, was issued a summons by Officer Ben Davis on Route 77 on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. 7/8 at 1:27 a.m. Edward Walsh, 19, of Portland, was issued a summons by Sergeant Kevin Kennedy on Abaco Drive on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. 7/8 at 1:40 a.m. Patrick Gorham, 19, of Portland, was issued a summons by Sergeant Kevin Kennedy on Abaco Drive on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. 7/8 at 1:49 a.m. Edward Melanson, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Sergeant Kevin Kennedy on Abaco Road on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. 7/8 at 2 a.m. Thomas Bottomley, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Officer David Galvan on Abaco Drive on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. 7/8 at 8 a.m. Eli Forsley, 18, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Officer Ben Davis on Abaco Drive on charges of illegal possession of alcohol and furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. 7/9 at 6:40 p.m. Zachary Gessman, 23, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Officer Rory Diffin on Spurwick Avenue on a charge of driving an uninspected vehicle. 7/9 at 11:10 p.m. Ian Mayo, 19, of Cape
7/4. Community Liason Officer Mark Dorval met with the owner of a rental unit in Cape Elizabeth regarding the theft of a lawn mower and washing machine. Together, the two are valued at $425.
Fire calls 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. Structure fire on Odessey Lane. 7/3 at 8:12 a.m. Power line down on Zeb Cove Road. 7/8 at 2:45 a.m. Fire alarm on Starboard Drive.
eMS Cape Elizabeth emergency services responded to nine calls from July 2 to July 9.
SCarborough arrests 7/2 at 10:14 a.m. Paul E. Louis, 46, of Oak Street, South Portland, was arrested on Old Neck Road by Officer Cory Lounder on a charge of burglary. 7/2 at 6:28 p.m. Lisa L. Bradshaw, 45, of Portland Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, was arrested at Payne Road and Haigis Parkway by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/4 at 1:46 a.m. Janet L. Storer, 46, of Proctor Road, Arundel, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 7/5 at 1:16 a.m. Peter B. Murphy, 30, of Lane Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Prospector Lane by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on an outstanding warrant from another agency and a charge of violating conditions of release. 7/5 at 3:35 p.m. Dale K. Mougalian, 37, of Valentine Road, Westbrook, was arrested on Saco Street by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/6 at 1:24 a.m. Michael A. Caruso, 19, of Main Street, Windham, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Robert Moore on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 7/7 at 7:47 p.m. Cameron M. Walker, 23, of High Street, Sanford, was arrested at Gorham and Mussey roads by Officer Melissa DiClemente on an outstanding local warrant. 7/8 at 1:34 a.m. Neil D. Ventura, 23, of Cartier Road, Enfield, Conn., was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/8 at 10:41 a.m. Megan W. Germaine, 28, of Pin Oak Road, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of domestic violence assault.
Summonses 7/2 at 2:43 p.m. Jillian L. Mankin, 26, of Riverwynde Drive, Arundel, was issued a summons on Running Hill Road by Officer Scott Vaughn on a charge of possession of marijuana. 7/2 at 4:14 p.m. John P. Francis, 25, of Grasshopper Lane, Lyman, was issued a summons at Payne and Gorham roads by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/3 at 7:11 a.m. Michael Dubois, 57, of Odell Hill Road, Conway, N.H., was issued a summons at Gorham Road and Finch Way by Officer Douglass Weed on a charge of operating without a license. 7/3 at 11:12 a.m. Raymond K. Bean, 47, of
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EMS Scarborough emergency services responded to 39 calls from July 2 to July 8.
South PortLanD arrests from previous page Parsonsfield Road, Limerick, was issued a summons at Beech Ridge and Holmes roads by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/3 at 4:57 p.m. A 15-year-old girl, of Scarborough, was issued a summons on Ferry Road by Officer Dwayne Hopkins on charges of operating without a license and leaving the scene of an accident. 7/4 at 6:24 p.m. Rachel Greaton, 27, of Devereaux Circle, South Portland, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Andrew Flynn on charges of operating with a suspended or revoked license and operating with an expired registration. 7/4 at 9:32 p.m. Sophia A. Concolino, 19, of River Road, Brunswick, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of transporting liquor as a minor. 7/4 at 11:55 p.m. Stephen D. Nolette, 21, of Riverside Drive, Alfred, was issued a summons at Payne Road and Expedition Drive by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/5 at 2 a.m. Gina M. Hicks, 37, of Leach Hill Road, Casco, was issued a summons at Broadturn Road and Saratoga Lane by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/5 at 5:35 p.m. Maureen Sullivan, 63, of Pearl Street, was issued a summons on Black Point Road by Officer Timothy Dalton on a charge of allowing a dog to run at large. 7/6 at 9:58 p.m. Christopher B. Hutchins, 34, of Milt Brown Road, Standish, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/8 at 1:52 p.m. Scott G. Watson, 52, of Ludlow Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Black Point Road by Officer Derek Laflin on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license.
Let it be 7/2 at 9:13 a.m. Police discovered a storage shed outside the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging on Route 1 had been broken into, but nothing was reported missing.
Draw of the cards 7/3 at 12:29 p.m. A Quadrant Lane resident reported $436 worth of fraudulent charges in California on his credit card, and an additional $674 worth of fraudulent charges in New Jersey on the replacement card.
Gone in a flash 7/3 at 8:07 p.m. Police were unable to locate a reported suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of Gallery Boulevard. Red lights were reported flashing from the vehicle's front grill.
Fire calls 7/2 at 10:07 a.m. Smoke detector call on Juneberry Lane. 7/2 at 10:45 p.m. Fire on Ward Street. 7/3 at 7:32 p.m. Alarm call on Cabela Boulevard. 7/4 at 9:11 p.m. Alarm call on Payne Road. 7/5 at 4:31 p.m. Water rescue off Pine Point Road. 7/6 at 9:18 a.m. Smoke detector call on Gorham Road. 7/7 at 5:05 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 7/7 at 6:26 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 7/8 at 6:15 p.m. Water rescue off Union Avenue.
6/29 at 12:13 a.m. Alan L. Erikson, 38, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/1 at 8:06 p.m. Patrick Dobson, 23, of Porter, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Patricia Maynard on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. Janna Mao, 18, of Westbrook, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jake Hall on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration. 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. John Kanda, 19, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jake Hall on charges of robbery and aggravated assault. 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. Mekonnen N. Berhe, 19, no address listed, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jake Hall on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, drug trafficking and violating conditions of release. 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. Raoul M. Tshiyuka, 19, no address listed, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jake Hall on charges of robbery and aggravated assault. 7/3 at 12:31 a.m. Mary G. Nyembo, 20, of Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Jake Hall on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and violating conditions of release. 7/4 at 12:52 a.m. Tanner E. Garland, 57, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/4 at 2:01 a.m. Duncan S. Scott, 22, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on I-295 by Officer Chris Golsing on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/4 at 6:06 p.m. Shaun Smith, 30, of South Portland, was arrested on Harborview Avenue by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of violating conditons of release. 7/5 at 10:04 p.m. Derald Coffin, 33, of Bath, was arrested on Colin Kelley Road by Officer Rocco Navarro on an outstanding warrant from another agency and a charge of operating after suspension. 7/6 at 6:29 p.m. Tonya Harbrough, 29, of South Portland, was arrested on Westbrook Street by Officer Benjamin Macisso on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.
Summonses 6/30 at 7:15 p.m. Danny Fournier, 49, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Ocean Street by Officer Benjamin Macisso on a charge of assault. 7/2 at 3:33 p.m. Andrew Sax, 20, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Cottage Road by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/4 at 1:33 p.m. Two 15-year-old females, one from Phillips, one from Wilton, were issued summonses on Maine Mall Road by Officer Robert Libby on charges of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/4 at 10:03 p.m. Keath H. Davis, 18, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Wermuth Road by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of possession of fireworks. 7/5 at 8:01 p.m. Heather Brassley, 20, of Biddeford, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Peter Corbett on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/6 at 1 p.m. Two 17-year-old males, one from Louisville, Ky., one from Miami, were issued summonses on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on charges of possession of
alcohol by a minor. 7/6 at 1 p.m. A 17-year-old male from Miami was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Gerrish on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.
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Ruth M. Blanchard, 95: Caretaker, artist with many media SOUTH PORTLAND — Ruth M. Blanchard, 95, a longtime South Portland resident, died on July 2. She was born in Portland on May 2, 1917, the daughter of Anna T. and Frank R. Barnes. She graduated from Portland High School, attended nursing school, and became an operating room nurse at Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary. Blanchard met her husband, Russell, on a blind date. They married in 1941 and soon moved into a house on Dawson Street, which Russell had built during their three-year engagement. They lived there for 68 years. Blanchard was an avid reader, as well as a talented artist, seamstress and craftsperson. But her greatest joy was family. She sewed most of the family’s clothes, gardened and preserved jams and vegetables, upholstered furniture, hooked and braided rugs, crocheted, quilted, and made stuffed animals and toys for her many nieces and nephews
and for church fairs. Blanchard loved art and began painting, first in oils, and later in watercolors. Her husband was her biggest fan and always had a frame and mat ready for her finished pieces. Always modest, Blanchard didn’t charge for her paintings, and gave many to family, friends, and church raffles. When her children were grown, Blanchard returned to nursing at Maine Medical Center and Brighton Medical Center, and later worked as a privateduty nurse for elderly home-bound patients. Blanchard was a caretaker. Her gentle ways and smile endeared her to everyone she met. She delighted her children and grandchildren with her wonderful adventure stories, the “haunted houses” and obstacle courses she arranged in the basement, and the creative toys she made out of household items. She treated her family to freshly baked
homemade desserts every day. During their retirement years, the Blanchards enjoyed bus trips together and visited many historical sites, national parks and cities around the country. Blanchard is survived by son David and his wife, Trisha, of Windham; son James and his wife, Denise, of Old Orchard Beach; daughter Judy O’Brien, of Old Orchard Beach; daughter Jean Fox and her husband, Francis, of South Portland; 10 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, in 2010; her parents; two sisters, Joanne Barnes Sawyer and Leona Barnes Kelley; and five brothers, William, Everett, Henry, Ernest and Joel Barnes. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 9 at St. John the Evangelist Church in South Portland. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, also in South Portland. Arrangements are being handled
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Openings Cabot recently opened Cabot Farmers’ Annex Shop located at 163 Commercial St. in Portland. Cabot products, New England specialty foods, and select Maine crafts stock the store. There are almost 100 farm families that own Cabot, a cooperative, and live in Maine. Freeport Seafood Co. Restaurant and Pub recently celebrated its grand opening. The nautical-themed eatery is located at 175 Lower Main St., Freeport. The menu emphasizes classic and creative Maine seafood dishes prepared by Chef Emmy Anderson.
Appointments The members of the Maine Commission for Community Service held their annual meeting recently and elected new leadership. The commission is a 25-member board of governor-appointed citizens who represent nearly every facet of Maine’s volunteer and community service sector. Brunswick resident John Portela was elected as vice-chairman of the commission. Portela is a sandblaster at Bath Iron Works and was appointed to the seat designated for a labor representative in 2009. At the recent annual meeting of the Maine Bankers Association, the member banks elected Christopher W. Emmons, president and CEO of Gorham Savings Bank, as association chairman for the next year. Richard J. Vail, president of Mechanics Savings Bank, was elected vice chairman of the association. Scarborough Land Trust recently named new officers on its board of directors: president, Paul Austin, owner of Whole Home Resource; vice president, Jack Anderson, retired securities lawyer; treasurer, Patrick O’Reilly, accountant at Macdonald Page & Co.; clerk, Rick Shinay, attorney at Drummond Woodsum. Other directors elected at the annual meeting are Mark Follansbee, toxicologist at SRC, lawyer Elizabeth
Peoples, Alexander Timpson, senior vice president at Wachovia Securities, and Jeremy Wintersteen, owner of Conservation Outcomes. Katherine B. “Kathy” Coster, of Falmouth, recently joined the Gorham Savings Bank Board of Directors. She comes with banking experience in corporate and middle market lending, through Bank of New England, Security Pacific Bank, and Bankers Trust Company. She serves as an advisory board member for the Children’s Museum of Maine and is the president of the Dartmouth College Club of Maine. Coster has also served on various committees for the United Way of Greater Portland, the Diocese of Maine, Holy Martyrs Church, and the Falmouth School System.
Awards The University of Southern Maine recently announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Monroe Duboise, will pursue a global health and development research project to develop a stable, readily reproduced anti-malaria vaccine, titled “Optimizing Immunization Systems by Development of Extremophile Bacteriophage-based Vaccine Platforms.” Duboise’s research will focus on determining methods for developing vaccines that are inexpensive, stable and easy to produce in a wide range of locations. The project is based on previous work performed by researchers at USM and the University of Nairobi in Kenya to isolate and complete the genomic DNA sequencing of bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria. Lee Gilman, of Brunswick, was recently the recipient of the 2012 Staff Excellence Award awarded by the American Lung Association. The national award celebrates Lung Association staff members who exemplify the nationwide commitment to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Gilman is the Senior Director of Health Promotion and Public Policy for the American Lung Association of the Northeast. Gilman has been involved in the Lung Association’s Asthma Educator Institute (AEI) in New England and nationwide.
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Designations Mercy Hospital was recently designated an “A” Hospital Safety Score SM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety Score SM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. U.S. hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety. Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. Bev Uhlenhake of Epstein Commercial Real Estate has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, known as MEREDA, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. Uhlenhake
Greg Dugal, Maine Innkeepers Association Executive Director, presented Nicole Bosarge of Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity with a $17,000 check, representing the proceeds from this year’s fundraiser, Hospitality for Habitat, to be divided among the Maine chapters of the organization, to help build homes for deserving Maine families. Hospitality for Habitat is a spring program which allows guests to stay at participating Maine Innkeepers’ properties for 50% off the regular room rate in exchange for a $35 dollar donation check written out to Habitat for Humanity. The Maine Innkeepers Association has collected close to $100,000 in donation checks over the program’s nine year history, to help build homes all over the state.
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Cape Elizabeth Bryant University: Matthew Wise. Champlain College: Alexander Caron and Katherine MacColl. Colby-Sawyer College: Rebecca Jordan Strout. Connecticut College: Anna Jorgensen. Husson University: Inna Shakhova.
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Sacred Heart University: Aaron Rauth. Saint Anselm College: Matthew Galyean and Bridget Nee. University of Connecticut: Jack Adams and Hannah Paige. Washington and Lee University: Elizabeth Currier. Western New England University: Blake Lucier. South Portland Alfred University: Kevin O’Connor. Bryant University: Amina Nikonthet. Florida Institute of Technology: Nathan Marles. Husson University: Star Bergh, Lauren Bryant and Michael Welch.
Saint Anselm College: Alexis Jane Bogdanovich, Olivia Ledue and Katherine Morsehead. Southern New Hampshire University: Emily Drosdik. Stonehill College: Kyle Randall and Brianna Wing. University of Connecticut: Tanner Castine and Gregory James.
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Protect pets through the dog days of summer When the warm weather arrives, conscientious pet owners typically reevaluate how to care for their pets. As the seasons change, so may a pet’s needs, and different safety precautions might be necessary. Warm weather seasons are many people’s favorite time of year. Pets, too, enjoy the benefits of the warm weather, including more opportunities to frolic outside. But the sunshine and hot weather that is synonymous with the summer season can prove treacherous to some pets. Although the hot-weather months are sometimes called “the dog days of summer,” that doesn’t mean that your dog enjoys them. According to “Dogs in Antiquity: Anubis to Cerebrus: The Ori-
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• Pets generally have a higher body temperature than people. A dog’s normal body temperature, for example, is between 101 to 102.5 degrees. Being outside in the heat or locked inside a hot room can quickly bring that body temperature up. Nerve damage, liver damage, heart problems, and even death can occur if a dog’s body temperature rises just a little bit. • It is important to provide pets with extra water, as they may be more thirsty when it is hot outdoors. If you will be spending a day away from home, leave one or two bowls of water available and put in a few ice cubes, which will help keep the water cooler. • If your pet is outdoors, make sure he has plenty of access to shady areas in which to rest. A child’s wading pool can provide a respite from the heat as well. • Avoid walks and daily exercise during the hottest parts of the day. Try to reschedule these for early morning or
early evening when things generally cool down. Remember, pavement and sidewalks can be very hot and burn the delicate pads of the feet. • Discuss pet sunscreen products with a veterinarian. Animals with short hair or with white fur and pink skin may be more susceptible to sunburn and damage from potentially harmful UV rays. • Be mindful of open windows and pet birds. It can be easy for birds to escape when a window is left open in the house, especially if your birds are given daily exercise outside of the cage. On another note, keep in mind that glass is virtually invisible to birds, and wild birds may collide with glass if windows are kept shut while the air conditioning is on. Glass reflects the images of trees, bushes and the sky, so a bird may fly directly into it. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers that one of the greatest hazards to birds is plate glass, with windows in homes and offices killing as many as one billion birds each year. • Stay up-to-date with vaccinations, as biting insects, such as mosquitoes, ticks and flies, are more prevalent this time of year and can transmit diseases. • Avoid toxic gardening products if you and your pet frequently spend time in the yard. • Don’t assume your dog knows how to doggie paddle. Despite the name, not all pups have mastered this method of staying afloat. Keep in mind an unattended dog can drown.
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Spring 2012 Male and Female Athletes of the Year By Michael Hoffer As usual, selecting the top male and female Spring athletes from each school was a challenge. While coaches and athletic directors were consulted, the ultimate decision was mine, based on seeing all or part of 83 sporting events since early April. The following athletes weren’t always the most prolific performers or even necessarily in the spotlight, but I feel that each of them helped elevate their respective teams to greatness. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Cape Elizabeth Capers Male Athlete of the Year:
WILL LEBLOND Senior-Baseball Accomplishments and citations * WMC All-Conference, secondteam, pitcher * Captain LeBlond lived up to his “Big” nickname and then some this spring, helping the Capers make a stunning playoff dash that fell one run shy of the state final. He was dominant on the mound, had several clutch hits and was at his best with the season on the line in June. LeBlond grew up in Cape Elizabeth and was introduced the game at an extremely young age. “I had a LeBlond mini glove in my crib,” LeBlond said. He started playing organized ball in T-ball and began pitching at the age of 10. LeBlond needed some encouragement to make the most of his physical attributes. “I’ve been blessed with size, but I’ve had to work hard,” LeBlond said. “I was lazy and out of shape in middle school. My grandfather got me going. I worked out with some good athletes.” After seeing limited varsity action as a freshman and sopho-
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more, LeBlond started to make his presence felt as a junior. He went 5-2 on the hill and was named to the All-Conference second team. This spring, LeBlond, who also played four years of golf and two of hockey, was the most experienced returner for a program which had been hit hard by graduation. His leadership proved natural and between the lines, he led the Capers to an unexpectedly strong campaign. LeBlond opened the season with a two-hit, seven-strikeout performance in a win over Old Orchard Beach. He also had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs in that game. That set the tone, but there would be many more highlights to come. LeBlond threw a four-hitter in a win over GrayNew Gloucester, fanning 10 in the process. He blanked York on eight hits, had a pair of hits in a win over Wells, scored the winning run while also earning the victory in an eight-inning triumph over Fryeburg, had a pair of hits against Waynflete and threw four innings of scoreless relief to earn a win in an eightinning triumph over Poland in the regular season finale. Cape Elizabeth went into the postseason ranked ninth in Western B, but LeBlond dug up articles from the 2008 season, when a similarly ranked Capers squad put it all together and made an unexpected run to the state final, reminding his teammates what was possible. This year’s team followed suit as LeBlond blanked Freeport on four hits, striking out six in the preliminary round. After Cape Elizabeth shocked top-ranked, reigning regional champion Greely in the quarterfinals, a game in which LeBlond hit a key double, he took the ball again at Yarmouth in the semifinals and wound up going 10 innings before the Capers finally prevailed. In that win, LeBlond allowed just seven hits while throwing over 100 pitches and he even picked off a couple Clippers runners to squash rallies. Cape Elizabeth’s run finally ended with a heartbreaking 1-0, eight-inning loss to Falmouth in the Western B Final. For the season, LeBlond went a dazzling 7-2 with a minuscule 0.83 earned run average. In his 59 innings, he struck out 43 batters, had a (walks plus hits per innings pitched) of 1.14 and picked off six runners. At the dish, he hit .281, scored
10 times, drove in 11 runs and had five doubles. LeBlond also mentored middle schoolers and incoming freshmen, volunteered with the Cape Elizabeth Little League and was a member of the school’s Math team. He’s spending the summer with the Scarborough-based Libby Mitchell American Legion squad and will attend Ithaca College in the fall, where he hopes to play baseball. LeBlond is interested in journalism (he spent the latter part of his senior year job shadowing a sportswriter from the Portland Press Herald) and ultimately would love to broadcast hockey. LeBlond has a very bright future and his exploits in a Capers uniform will long be remembered. Coach Chris Hayward’s comment: “We liked having ‘Big’ on the mound. Will is just easy to coach. He wants to listen. He made himself better every day. He was important in our playoff run. He did a great job leading. He came a long way from freshman year when he was all over the place. That came through hard work. He can throw offspeed. He changes speeds for strikes. He buys into what we’ve taught him. He’s very good.” 2011 winner: Cam Brown (Baseball) 2010 winner: Ben Brewster (Lacrosse) 2009 winner: Andrew Guay (Baseball) 2008 winner; Zach Belden (Lacrosse) 2007 winner: Pat Murphy (Baseball) 2006 winner: Evan Bagley (Lacrosse) 2005 winner: Brett Brown (Lacrosse) 2004 winner: Garret Currier (Tennis) 2003 winner: Alex Weaver (Lacrosse) 2002 winner: Mike DiFusco (Lacrosse)
Female Athlete of the Year LAUREN STEIDL Junior-Lacrosse Accomplishments and citations * All-American * All-American All-Academic * WMC All-Conference, firstteam * Captain Steidl joined classmate Talley Perkins to make up an unstoppable offensive tandem for the best regular season team in the state this spring. She scored
goals with abandon, didn’t hesitate to set up her teammates and was also one of the best in the draw circle. Steidl grew up in the lacrosse hotbed of Baltimore and started playing lacrosse at the age of six. Steidl, along with classmates Perkins and Jane Coffrin, started on the Cape Elizabeth varsity as a freshman. “Since we Steidl have been playing with one another for so long, we work very well together,” Steidl said. “Talley has been a great friend for me and is an awesome player. We’ve helped each other become better. I think our relationship has been a big factor in our individual success.” It didn’t take long for Steidl to emerge as a star. As a sophomore, despite an injury-plagued campaign, she had 22 goals and eight assists and was a secondteam All-Conference selection. This spring, she was among the very best the state of Maine had to offer. Steidl, who also plays field hockey, set the tone with five goals in a season-opening win over Greely. She had four goals versus Freeport, six against Gorham, five goals and two assists in the Capers’ first win over defending Class B champion Yarmouth this century, three goals in a second win over Greely, four in an upset win over three-time Class A champion Scarborough, six in a second win over eventual state finalist Freeport, three versus Fryeburg, four against Wells, three against York and in a scintillating regular season finale win at Falmouth, which locked up the top seed in Western Class B, Steidl had three goals, two assists, seven ground balls and 15 draw wins. Cape Elizabeth scored 18 goals in a semifinal round playoff win over Greely, as Steidl accounted for 10 of them, scoring seven, while adding three assists. In a regional final showdown for the ages versus perennial powerhouse Waynflete, Steidl scored three times, added two assists, seven ground balls and 13 draw wins. The Capers led almost the whole way in that one, but wound up suffering an agonizing overtime defeat. “I feel that everyone had the right attitude this year,” said
Steidl. “There was not a single person who wasn’t fully committed to doing whatever it took to get our team to states. Many of us practiced hard all year long and especially in-season. We also came in early as a team, before scheduled practices, to work on stick work. Looking back, I think we really worked together toward a single goal.” For the season, Steidl had 58 goals, 26 assists, 44 draw wins, 14 ground balls and nine turnovers. She was honored as one of the top players in the conference and was also Cape Elizabeth’s first ever All-American selection. Steidl, who has played club lacrosse for Maine Select in middle school, MAINEiax and also Sky Walkers out of Maryland, credits University of Southern Maine women’s coach Lauren Reid and Capers coach Jeff Perkins for helping elevate her game. Steidl is also active in theater. She was in the show, “Find Me,” which was second in the state and first alternate to the New England Regional One Act Festival. Steidl has already verbally committed to Princeton University, where she’ll play lacrosse at a top level. First, she’ll have a chance to build on this year’s excellence, earn another mention on the All-American team and perhaps lead the Capers to an elusive state championship. Steidl’s skills make absolutely anything possible. Coach Jeff Perkins’ comment: “This was Lauren’s breakout year, which was no surprise to anyone familiar with girls’ lacrosse in Maine. She was a force on the offensive end. She always showed composure and was a calming presence for the rest of the team during games. Lauren is a joy to coach, always willing to do whatever was asked of her. She was a true leader in many ways. She would help the younger players during practice and was very supportive during games. She is a true student of the game, always watching college games to see what she could learn and asking questions about how she could improve her game.” 2011 winner: Elin Sonesson (Lacrosse) 2010 winner: Gabe Donahue (Softball) 2009 winner: Colleen Martin (Softball) continued next page
Athletes of the year from previous page 2008 winner: Trish Thibodeau (Softball) 2007 winner: Maureen Kertes (Softball) 2006 winner: Clare Egan (Track) 2005 winner: Elise Moody-Roberts (Track) 2004 winner: Dana Riker (Track) 2003 winner: Leslie Harrison (Track) 2002 winner: Anna Lombard (Lacrosse)
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his combined body of work was enough to earn him the most prestigious award in the state, Mr. Maine Baseball. Wessel, who also was named Spring Athlete of the Year in 2011, came to Scarborough from Vermont at the age of nine and came naturally to baseball (his father played in the minors). He played four years of varsity baseball and also took part on the basketball team. He did it all this spring. In a season opening win over Thornton Academy, Wessel threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts, had two hits, scored a run and stole a base. He singled, tripled, scored a run, drove in another and had a steal versus Portland, tripled and had four Wessel RBI against Sanford, threw five shutout innings against Biddeford (allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts), while homering, stealing a base, scoring twice and driving in two runs, singled, doubled, stole a base, scored a run and drove in another in a loss to Marshwood, threw a one-hitter with 10 Ks and had three hits and three runs and an RBI against Kennebunk. His finest hour came May 12 when he threw a three-hit shutout, striking out nine against defending Class A champion Cheverus, while driving in the game’s lone runs with a two-run homer. Wessel singled, tripled, stole a base and scored twice in a win over Noble, threw a four-hitter with nine Ks and drove in three run against Deering and doubled, tripled and drove in six versus Gorham, Against Westbrook May 22, Wessel took a two-hit shutout into the fifth when disaster struck. He delivered the final pitch of his high school career, then had to leave the game. “I felt (arm soreness) a little during the game,” said Wessel. “It wasn’t great weather conditions. I tried giving it a little extra. My lead foot missed. I felt my elbow snap.” Wessel had suffered a serious arm injury and missed the final three games of the regular season, yet he still produced terrific numbers. He wound up 6-0 with an 0.62 earned run average, allowing just 16 hits, 11 walks and three earned runs in 34 innings. He fanned 45. Offensively, Wessel hit .486, driving in 21 runs, scoring 15 times, rapping two doubles, four triples and two home runs. He was also 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts. In the playoffs, Wessel, who played first base and in the outfield, returned to action and had an RBI triple in a quarterfinal round victory over Thornton Academy and blasted a three-run home run to help beat Windham in the semifinals. Scarborough wound up reaching the Class A state final for the first time in program history before falling to Mes-
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salonskee. Wessel was named first-team AllConference and was ultimately given the Winkin/Mr. Maine Baseball Award. Wessel underwent Tommy John surgery (named for the former major league hurler) on his arm and will recover for 12-18 months. He’ll redshirt for a year at the University of Rhode Island, then he hopes to be a college contributor. Wessel was the best pitcher around until he no longer was capable, then continued to lead the Red Storm to great things. It’s safe to say he’s one of the finest players the Scarborough baseball program has ever produced. Coach Mike Coutts’ comment: “Ben was great to coach. He’s very dedicated and committed to what he does. I really saw him mature into one of our better competitors. Pitching, he was huge for us, but his emergence as a hitter was huge for us too. He hit with guys on base. That was a big component to our year. I was more concerned we’d lose him as a hitter than as a pitcher. That’s how much his bat meant to our lineup. He has the right mental makeup to bounce back from an injury. He’s determined to do something great at URI.” 2011 winner: Ben Wessel (Baseball) 2010 winner: Nick Neugebauer (Lacrosse) 2009 winner: Chris Bernard (Baseball) 2008 winner: Ryan Hunt (Lacrosse) 2007 winner: Phil Lambert (Lacrosse) 2006 winner: Bryan Macphie (Lacrosse) 2005 winner: David Hamilton (Lacrosse) 2004 winner: David Hamilton (Lacrosse) 2003 winner: Adam Mumm (Track) 2002 winner: Keith Corey (Track)
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NICOLE KIRK Senior-Track Accomplishments and citations * SMAA Female Track Athlete of the Season * State record holder, 100 * State record holder, 200 * State record holder, 400 relay * State record holder, 1,600 relay * Class A state champion, 100 * Class A state champion, 200 * SMAA All-Conference, 100 * SMAA All-Conference, 200 * SMAA Rivalry Meet MVP * Captain Kirk had a pretty impressive high school resume even before her senior year, but her performance this spring cemented her legend. She staked her claim as one of the finest track and field athletes to come from the storied Scarborough program and he went out with a bang, helping the Red Storm win yet another championship. Kirk began competing in track in the Scarborough youth program and she quickly moved up the ranks with the high school team. She was the Class A state outdoor champion in the 200 as a
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Athletes of the year from previous page sophomore, then won both the 100 and 200 as a junior. This season, she simply had no peer. Kirk opened the season with wins in the 100 and 200 and never looked back, rarely even being challenged in the sprints, while contributing to relay success as well. For the second year in a row, she won every single race in which she participated. At the SMAA championship meet Kirk in late May, Kirk triumphed in the 100 and 200 and also helped the 400 and 1,600 relay teams come in first as Scarborough placed first overall. At states, she did it again, winning the 100 in a record time of 12.25 seconds despite steady rain, the 200 (in 25.8 seconds, a little slower than her 2011 record pace of 25.49) and paced the 1,600 relay team to a victory, bringing the Red Storm from last to first with a 57.5 second split. Scarborough won the state title. Kirk capped her high school career by placing 11th in both the 100 and the 200 at the New England championships. Kirk graduates as the Class A record holder in the 100, 200, 400 relay (49.65 split time) and 1,600 relay (4:00.90), the SMAA record holder in the 100 and 200 and Scarborough’s record holder in the 100, 200, 400 relay and 1,600 relay. Kirk graduates with 14 state titles, the most of any current Maine high school track athlete of either gender and was part of six team state champions. Kirk was a three-season runner, also taking part in cross country and indoor track. She will attend the University of Southern Maine in the fall and will sprint in both indoor and outdoor track. She plans to study nursing. She’ll likely have great success at the
college level as well, but Kirk’s exploits at Scarborough will be long remembered and hailed. Coach Ron Kelly’s comment: “Nicole is truly a special young woman. She has a combination of talent, work ethic and will to win that is very rare. Her resume on the track speaks volumes as to these attributes. Nicole has been a role model for the younger athletes on her team. She has handled her successes and failures with an equal amount of grace and humility. Nicole has learned life skills such as discipline, time management, work ethic, commitment, teamwork and the importance of keeping a positive mental attitude. She holds a 97.35 grade point average as evidence as to her application of these life skills in the classroom. In particular, her level of commitment is extraordinary. Nicole spent the last two summers training with an elite group of male athletes to continue to improve on her speed, explosiveness, conditioning and technique. She is a student of the science of the sport. Her consistent level of improvement throughout her high school career can be attributed to bio-mechanical efficiency, as well as hard work and personal sacrifice.” 2011 winner: Nicole Kirk (Track) 2010 winner: Heather Carrier (Softball) 2009 winner: Ellie Morin (Lacrosse) 2008 winner: Melissa Dellatorre (Softball) 2007 winner: Kelsey Griffin (Softball) 2006 winner: Lauren Hagerman (Lacrosse) 2005 winner: Camille Jania (Tennis) 2004 winner: Sarah Marchilli (Softball) 2003 winner: Chelsey Ledue (Track) 2002 winner: Jen Williams (Softball)
South Portland Red Riots Male Athlete of the Year BRENDAN HORTON Senior-Baseball Accomplishments and citations * SMAA All-Conference, Cumberland County, first-team, outfield
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and an RBI versus Kennebunk, singled, scored a run and stole two bases against Bonny Eagle, singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs against defending state champion Cheverus, tripled twice, singled, scored twice, drove in a run and had a steal against Noble, had two hits and scored a run in a win over Deering, had two hits and two RBI against Marshwood and doubled, singled and drove in a run against Westbrook, a victory in the season finale which got South Portland into the postseason. In a playoff loss to Biddeford, Horton bowed out with a triple. He finished with an average of .417, delivering 20 hits, including six doubles continued next page
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Athletes of the year from previous page and a pair of triples. He scored seven runs and drove in eight. “I was happy with my numbers, but I wished the team had done more,” Horton said. “It was great we (beat Westbrook) and made the playoffs.” Horton was named to the All-Conference team. What makes his performance even more impressive is that Horton has battled cancer for much of his time in high school. He missed two hockey seasons, but hasn’t let his illness affect him on the diamond. “I feel fine,” Horton said. “I just show up and play. Sports has been my refuge. I just want to be better than anyone else.” Horton also enjoys playing disc golf, is competing with the Morrill Post American Legion team this summer and plans to attend and play baseball at St. Joseph’s College next year, where he’ll join his older brother, Zach (South Portland’s Winter 2009-2010 Male Athlete of the Year). He’s undecided on a major. What’s for certain is that this young
man has faced challenges more daunting than a 95-mile-hour fastball and triumphed time and again. Expect even more great things down the road. Coach Mike Owens’ comment: “Brendan was an outstanding all-around athlete. He excels in three sports, but baseball is his favorite. He grew up around the game and has an excellent baseball IQ which helps him succeed in an abundance of different baseball-related scenarios. He is a great competitor who can’t stand to lose and usually performs his best in key moments against better competition. He works extremely hard and demands a lot from his teammates. He led our team in batting, was all-conference and was our biggest offensive threat in the middle of our lineup.” 2011 winner; Adrian Reid (Track) 2010 winner: Adam Burpee (Lacrosse) 2009 winner: Ben Linscott (Lacrosse) 2008 winner: Will Furbush (Baseball) 2007 winner: Eugene Arsenault (Lacrosse) 2006 winner: Thomas McCoubrey (Track) 2005 winner: Justin Collett (Baseball) 2004 winner: Scott Guillerault (Baseball) 2003 winner: Anthony Dambrie (Track) 2002 winner: Greg Norton (Baseball)
Female Athlete of the Year ERIN BOGDANOVICH Junior-Softball Accomplishments and citations * SMAA All-Conference, first-team, pitcher * Captain Bogdanovich comes from a storied athletic family and as the baby, has more than held her own. This spring, she played a huge role in South Portland’s rise from expected also-ran to regional champion and she’s only getting better. Bogdanovich grew up in South Portland the daughter of Ed (a legendary Maine athlete who still holds track records decades after competing) and Jeanne (who led South Portland Bogdanovich to a girls’ basketball crown in 1977) and the younger sister of Eddie (who starred in basketball at Portland) and Alexis (who pitched the Red Riots to the 2010 Class A softball title and was last year’s Spring Female Athlete of the Year before going on to compete in college) and took to softball at a young age. She also played soccer, basketball and ran track, but softball is where she’s starred. Her freshman and sophomore seasons, Bogdanovich played centerfield and occasionally filled in for Alexis on the mound. “We push each other,” Bogdanovich said, of Alexis. “She motivates me.” This spring, Erin had centerstage and made the most of it. In a season opening win over Bonny
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Eagle, Bogdanovich threw a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts. She also homered and singled twice. She allowed just three hits and struck out 10 in a loss to Thornton Academy, took a no-hitter into the seventh before settling for a two-hitter with seven Ks against Noble (a game in which she also had two hits), four-hit Sanford, while adding three hits of her own, threw a six-hit shutout at Massabesic, had three hits and scored three times in a win over McAuley, three-hit Kennebunk, one-hit Marshwood, struck out 10 versus Cheverus, one-hit Westbrook while also delivering two hits and two RBI, two-hit Windham and also hit a grand slam and two-hit Gorham in the finale, while also delivering a two-run triple. In the regular season, Bogdanovich went 11-1 with a 1.01 earned run average. In 80 innings, she walked just 10 batters and struck out 103. Her hitting was just as dazzling. She batted .588, had an on-base percentage of .701, scored 33 runs, drove in 15, hit two home runs and went 17-of-18 in stolen base attempts. Bogdanovich was just as dominant in the playoffs, two-hitting Sanford while striking out 10 and driving in a pair of runs in the quarterfinals, three-hitting Thornton Academy in the semifinals, then allowing just two hits in an upset win over Scarborough in the regional final. South Portland lost to Cony in the Class A Final, but Bogdanovich only allowed three hits in that one. “It was a very close team,” said Bogdanovich. “Everyone picked each other up.” Bogdanovich was a first-team AllConference selection. continued page 20
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Roundup Scarborough resident named All-New England at St. Joe's Scarborough's Theresa Hendrix, a former ace for the Cheverus softball team, now a sophomore player at St. Joseph's College in Standish, was recently named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference first-team All-New England squad as a utility player. Hendrix led the Monks in on-base percentage (.481) triples (7) and walks (15) and was second in average (.418), hits (48), doubles (14), total bases (91) and slugging percentage (.784). Hendrix was 4-0 on the mound with two saves. She had 29 strikeouts.
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Bogdanovich also belongs to South Portland’s Interact Club, is playing for the Worcester Hawks travel softball team and hopes to compete in college (she’s in the selection process). First, she hopes to win a second state title, this time closing it out on the mound. That’s a realistic goal. Bogdanovich promises to have a memorable senior sea-
son. There aren’t many players anywhere in the state with her drive and talent. Coach Ralph Aceto’s comment: “Erin picked up right where (Alexis) left off and got us back to the Promised Land with her pitching and her hitting as well. We depended on her to step up and take a leadership role. She did that very well. She’s a great kid to have around. She continually works hard, not just in the regular season. She’s obviously a big game player. She enjoys the competition
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and strives to be the best.” 2011 winner: Alexis Bogdanovich (Softball) 2010 winner: Katlin Norton (Softball) 2009 winner: Danielle DiBiase (Softball) 2008 winner: Julie DiMatteo (Softball) 2007 winner: Christina Aceto (Softball) 2006 winner: Kristin Kill (Softball) 2005 winner: Krystal Shannon (Softball) 2004 winner: Lindsay Coit (Lacrosse) 2003 winner: Nichole Cousins (Softball) 2002 winner: Morgan O’Donnell (Softball)
Other winners If you’re curious about who won in The Forecaster’s other coverage areas, here you go:
Portland Edition CHEVERUS Louie DiStasio (Baseball) Meredith Willard (Lacrosse) DEERING Karl Rickett (Lacrosse) Veronica Mitchell (Lacrosse/Track) MCAULEY Addie Devine (Tennis)
PORTLAND Ryan Jurgelevich (Lacrosse) Drew Barry (Lacrosse) WAYNFLETE Chris Burke (Lacrosse) Martha Veroneau (Lacrosse) Boys’ Coach: Deke Andrew (Cheverus Lacrosse) Girls’ Coach: Cathie Connors (Waynflete Lacrosse)
Northern Edition FALMOUTH Thomas Fortier (Baseball) Jenna Serunian (Track) FREEPORT Sawyer Williams (Baseball) Alexandra Mitch (Lacrosse) GREELY Jonah Normandeau (Baseball) Audrey Parolin (Lacrosse) NYA Jake Burns (Track) Sarah Jordan (Tennis) YARMOUTH Bryce Snyder (Baseball) Hannah Potter (Tennis) Boys’ Coach: Kevin Winship (Falmouth baseball) Girls’ Coach: Karin Kurry (Freeport lacrosse)
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Greater Portland Auditions/Call for Art Poetry contest, open to Falmoutharea poets, $1,000 grand prize, July 31 deadline, freecontest.com. Casting call for Portland area high school students, for educational media campaign, email fmi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ability,” 7:30 p.m., Hour Exchange Portland, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland Permaculture, screeening and discussion, Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, 619-4437. “Shut up and Play the Hits,” 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 8285600.
“Creatures and Critters,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, runs through July 29, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, richardboydpottery.com
“Girl Unmoored,” Jennifer Gooch, discussion, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, 871-1700.
Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, runs through August 5, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland, 800-6991509.
Tim Christiansen: Animals, runs through July 28, Gleason Fine Arts, 545 Congress St., Portland, 6995599.
Books & Authors
“Maine’s Favorite Birds,” Jeff and Allyson Wells, book signing, Books-A-Million, South Portland, 253-5587.
Thursday 7/19 Mystery Writer Series: Kate Flora, 6:30-8 p.m., South Portland Public Library, 155 Wescott Road, South Portland, 767-7660.
Friday 7/20 Local Author Series: Fran Houston and Nancy 3. Hoffman, 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.
Sunday 7/22 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, discussion, 4 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, konbitsante.org, suggested $10 students/suggested $25 adults.
Comedy Monday 7/16 Alex the Jester, 6:15 p.m., Royal River Park, Yarmouth, yarmouthcommunityservices.org.
Films Wednesday 7/18 “Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income and Sustain-
Friday 7/20 Landscapes, inaugural exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Macpage LLC, 30 Long Creek Dr., South Portland, 5233381.
Vivid Motion Inc. will perform interpretive dance
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“The Somali Immigrant Experience in Maine,” runs through June 30, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242.
Papadello, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop. Rob Schreiber, CD release party, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, 712-0930.
Little Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. and Sat., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., runs through July 15, Orr’s Island Union Church, rte. 24, 833-2857.
Weekday Music: Brian Patricks, 12 p.m., Post Office Park, Portland, 772-6828. Garrison Star, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, onelongfellowsquare. com, $15 advance/$18 day of. Meghan Yates, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop. Portland Celtic Celebration, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., 761-1757, $17 advance/$20 day of. Yonder Mountain String Band, 7:30 p.m., State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland.com.
“Maine Landscapes” by Frederic Church, runs through Sept. 30, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148.
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Monday 7/16 Easy Money Band, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Falmouth Vilage Park Gazebo, Falmouth Community Programs.
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Lily and the Tigers, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop.
“Wired!: How Electricity Came to Maine,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., runs through Aug. 5, 2013, (Mon.-Sat.), 12-5 p.m. (Sun.), Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland,
Sea Shanty Group roll and go, Seanachie Night Regulars, 7-9 p.m., Bull Feeney’s Irish Pub/Restaurant, 375 Fore St., 253-0288, $9 suggested donation.
Opera at the Mansion, 5:30 p.m., Victoria Mansion, PORTopera, 109 Danforth St., Portand, portopera. org, $75.
“Back to the Garden,” runs through June 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.
Studio Selection2, Spindleworks, through Aug. 5, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 7258820.
An evening with the 317 International Voice Seminar Faculty, 7-9 p.m., Higgins Hall, North Yarmouth Academy, 168 Main St., Yarmouth, 317mainst.org, $8-12.
College Museum of Art, 3900 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3964.
“Promenade: A walk in style through Pejepscot’s past,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through October, Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, Tue.-Sat., 729-6606.
“From Portland to Paris: Mildred Burrage’s Years in France,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress St., Portland, runs through July 15, 775-6148.
“Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood,” Rush Brown, July 19 through Sept. 10, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 400-7510.
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The St. Lawrence Arts Center July 19, 20, and 21, 8 p.m., will host original pieces from professionally trained and aspiring choreographers. The show presents a wide scope of challenging and transformative human experiences interpreted through dance and set to a variety of tunes from artists such as Adele, Michael Franti, Evanescence, Regina Spektor, and VNV Nation.
Mid Coast Auditions/Calls for Art
Alive at Five: Spencer Albee, Zach Jones, Lady Zen, 5 p.m., Monument Square, 772-6828.
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Kristen Lindell, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, localsprouts.coop.
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Wednesday 7/18 Darien Brahms, 7:45 p.m., Western Promenade Park, 756-8130.
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“Hello Nature” William Wegman, talk and reception, 5 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275.
“Tuscany to Pompeii, and Beyond,” opening and tea, 1-5 p.m., Gallery at Widgeon Cafe, Rte. 123, Harpswell, 833-6081.
Music Friday 7/13 Aoife Clancy, concert, 6 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316.
Bach Bradenburg 5, Franck, Ravel, Busoni, 7:30 p.m., Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, 7253895.
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Friday 7/13 “Tenants,” by Alicia Fischer, publishing party, 7 p.m., Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., 729-5083.
Galleries “A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place,” July 13 through Sept. 16, Bowdoin
Summer organ concert series: Clarissa Brown, 12:10 p.m., First Parish Church UCC, Brunswick, 724-7331
French Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church UCC, Maine St. and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.
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By Scott Andrews Music festivals and concerts abound throughout the Maine summer, and a bumper crop in a variety of styles is coming up soon. The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival runs July 14-15 in Brunswick. The promoters bill it as New England’s most important Celtic musical event of the summer. In Harrison, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival opens its 40th season on July 17. It’s a showcase for artists of national caliber, with a definite slant toward Maine audiences. Two concerts this Saturday are especially noteworthy. Singer-songwriter Maia Sharp will perform in Portland, while C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band appear in Buxton.
Saltwater Celtic Music Festival The newest music festival on Maine’s long summer arts and entertainment calendar is happening this weekend in Brunswick. The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival is slated for a two-day run at Thomas Point Beach, a familiar site on an inner recess of Casco Bay that hosts several other major summer events. One admission ticket covers all the acts, which run from midday until early evening July 14-15. It also covers swimming and various amenities. Festival organizers have booked acts from all the Celtic lands: Ireland, Scotland and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Plus there’s a couple of Maine and New England artists as well. Here’s the lineup: Enter the Haggis, Black 47, Screaming Orphans, Makem & Spain Brothers, Carbon Leaf, Searson, Sprag Session, Chrissy Crowley, Maine Celtic Scene, Press Gang and Maeve Gilchrist. The exact schedule wasn’t set a press time. The organizers bill this festival as New England’s most important Celtic musical event of the summer. It’s also an alfresco event: Bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Running roughly parallel to the official festival is a series of “fringe” events at
Janet Polk, principal bassoonist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured soloist in the opening concert of the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on July 17.
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Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival If there’s a single cultural affair that most truly epitomizes my vision of summer arts in Maine, its the annual SebagoLong Lake Chamber Music Festival, which opens July 17 at Deertrees Theatre on a hill above the village of Harrison. The setting certainly exemplifies laidback summers in Maine: The 350-seat theater, built in 1936 by a vacationing opera impresario on a hillside deer run, is a fine example of the rustic Adirondack style executed in rose hemlock harvested on the site. The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, playing Tuesdays July 17-Aug. 14, is now in its 40th season. Artistic director is Laurie Kennedy, longtime principal violist with the Portland Symphony Or-
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chestra. Many of the festival’s patrons are also PSO regulars. Each summer Kennedy invites about two dozen professional colleagues from around the country for a five-week series of concerts that focus on tried-and-true composers with an occasional modern work added for balance. For the first two weeks, Kennedy has slated a pair of the PSO’s first-chair instrumentalists. Principal bassoonist Janet Polk will be featured in the July 17 concert, while PSO concertmaster-first violinist Charles Dimmick will play the following week. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center on Deertrees Road, a mile outside Harrison Village. First-timers beware: Bring clothing appropriate for Maine evenings; Deertrees has neither heat nor air conditioning. Call 583-6747 or visit www. deertreestheatre.org.
C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band Zydeco is a uniquely American musical form that’s characterized by a lightningquick propulsive two-step beat with melodies anchored by the accordion and rhythms set by the washboard. Zydeco is as much a cultural symbol of Louisiana’s Creole culture as Tabasco sauce, so it’s no surprise that the son of the King of Zydeco calls his backup musicians the Red Hot Louisiana Band. C.J. Chenier is the son of Clifton “King of Zydeco” Chenier, one of the art form’s pioneers and best-known figures. Since his father’s death in 1987, C.J. Chenier has been carrying on the mission and tradition of bringing the rural bayou country music to the world. You can catch them this Saturday at the Saco River Theater, where impresario Pat Packard has booked C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band into her venerable performing space in Buxton’s village of Bar Mills. Haven’t heard of the Saco River Theatre? That’s likely because it was recently renamed. Formerly known as the Saco River Grange Hall – its century-old agricultural provenance is unmistakable – the intimate performing space was recently renamed at the request of the national
Grange organization. I’ve been attending summer musical and theatrical events there for close to 20 years and I enjoy every visit. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills, presents C.J. Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band at 7:30 p.m. July 14. Call 929-6472.
In the musical marketplace, singersongwriter Maia Sharp suffers from a bit of split identity. Within the music biz, she’s known as tunesmith and lyricist who boasts a platinum list of singers – artists such as Cher, Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks, Tricia Yearwood and Art Garfunkel. She’s the daughter of country songwriter Randy Sharp, so she undoubtedly knows something about the lack of limelight. Also less known, unfortunately, is her considerable skill as an interpreter of her own material. Maybe that half of Sharp’s marketing equation will change this fall, when she embarks on a national concert tour as Raitt’s opening act. Meantime, Mainers can learn about Sharp’s vocal and interpretive abilities when she appears in concert this Saturday at One Longfellow Square. Raitt’s voice can be heard on several tracks of Sharp’s 2008 CD, “Echo.” It’s a thoughtful and tuneful look at the ins and outs of relationships of various kinds from several perspectives. “Death By Perfection” is one of the most interesting cuts, while “John Q. Lonely” offers an intriguing perspective of a life without a commitment to another. On Saturday, Sharp will be promoting her newest album, “Change the Ending.” The first cut on the CD was recently released as a single: “Me After You,” is a driving, tuneful take on the emotional cost of a romantic breakup. The entire CD, Sharp’s fifth, is scheduled for release at the end of August. Critic Dan Harr, writing for Nashville Music News, said “the new album reaffirms Sharp’s gift for capturing the subtleties and shades of gray that characterize relationships.” Veteran singer-songwriter Garrison Starr will open for Sharp on Saturday, plus she’s part of the backup band. Catch Maia Sharp at One Longfellow Square, corner of State and Congress in Portland, at 8 p.m. July 14. Call 7671757.
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Saturday 7/14 Maine Home & Design Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., self-guided, to benefit the Arboretum at Fort Williams Park, many locations , Cape Elizabeth, 799-6625, $25. Summer Celebration Fundraiser, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., to benefit Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, Yarmouth, skylinefarm.org.
Tuesday 7/17 Bark in the Park, baseball and dog tricks, 6:15 p.m., to benefit Maine Medical Center's Dog Therapy program, Hadlock Feld, Portland, 347-8606, $7 adults/$7 dogs.
Bulletin Board Clam Festival, Yarmouth, many events and locations, July 20-22, clamfestival.com A Time of Peace, every third Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 774-6396.
Tue. 7/17 8 a.m. Town Council Ordinance Wed. 7/18 7 p.m. Planning Board (cancelled) Thu. 7/19 6:30 p.m. Thomas Memorial Library Board of Trustees
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Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland.
Saturday 7/14 Coffee Hour with Reps. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland and Kim Monaghan, D-Cape Elizabeth, 10:3011:30 a.m., Ocean House Market, 512 Ocean St., South Portland, 776-3783.
Saturday 7/21 South Portland High School Class of '77 Reunion, 7-12 p.m., J.P. Thorton's, Broadway, South Portland, 632-4058. Super Reunion Dance, Classes
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Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147. International Cultural Exchange Services seeking families to host a foreign exchange student, 83833868. Learning Works needs volunteers for a mentor training session on Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m., for more information call 775-0105. Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers. Canoe tours, sales, canoe rentals and odd jobs. Call: 883-5700. RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.
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Saturday 7/21 Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough, United Methodist Church, Route 1 , Scarborough, 883-2814, $3 children/$8 adults.
Garden & Outdoors Portland Rugby Club, training and auditions, through June and July, 329-3630.
Ikebana Japanese flower arranging, 1-3:30 p.m., UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Flamouth, 781-6099.
SCORE Workshop: basics of buying or selling a business, 6-9 p.m., 100 Middle St., Portland, RSVP: scoremaine.com, $35.
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through in-kind donations, Jones said. The next phase of the project is already underway and will connect Cliffside to the Head Light. In addition to restoring the natural environment, the foundation also hopes to use the arboretum as an educational tool for people to learn about native species in Maine and plant them in their own backyard, Jones said. Cliffside is one of 15 sites planned for the arboretum, which includes plans
for a children’s garden. The foundation has set up a design contest with six area landscape designers to come up with a conceptual plan by Sept. 4 to build the garden. Although the total arboretum project is far from completed, Jones said the foundation’s goal is to have all the sites finished by summer 2014, in time for the
personal and political connections played a significant role in the appointment of seven state officials into some of the highest paying non-teaching jobs in the system. Six of the seven worked for the same state agency during the (Baldacci) administration ... and the seventh was a member of the system board of trustees during that period.” The reports prompted Page to suspend all discretionary salary increases for the entire university system and put the spotlight on USM President Selma Botman, who approved the raises. She was already under pressure from USM faculty, who were dissatisfied with her reorganization plan for the university and her leadership style.
While Page’s review accepted the pay raises as legitimate, Botman later rescinded raises for two employees who reported directly to her. At Monday’s meeting, the trustees approved Page’s plan to accept Botman’s request to be reassigned from president of USM to a new role as special assistant to the president on global education, at her same $203,000 salary. The trustees also approved allowing her to keep the title “president,” because it will be help her status when she travels to China and elsewhere in her new role recruiting foreign students, according to Tracy Bigney, head of human resources for the system. “So she can operate effectively overseas, it helps to have a title,” Bigney said.
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The trustees also approved Page’s plan to make Theo Kalikow, the just-retired president of the Farmington campus, the new president at USM. It is a two-year appointment made without the customary job search. Bigney explained that system policies allow for the suspension of a job search because of the sudden vacancy created by Botman’s reassignment, but “with the understanding there can be a search” for a new USM president two years from now. John Christie and Naomi Schalit are senior reporters for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service based in Hallowell. The center can be reached at email@example.com or pinetreewatchdog.org.
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he read Jim Fixx’s classic, “The Complete Book of Running,” in the 1970s. Wiry in frame and fierce in spirit, Levasseur has won scores of individual and team agegroup events over the years, and he still competes. At age 70, he was part of a fourman team that set a world age-group record in the 4x1,600-meter relay. In addition to running in local and regional events, Levasseur travels around the world to compete in the World Masters Athletic championships every four years and in the Senior Games every year. He said he loves the camaraderie every bit as much as the competition. His wife also competes successfully in international age-group events. When Levasseur moved to Brunswick, he contacted Pete Slovenski, Bowdoin College’s track and cross-country coach, to ask
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At age 74, Levasseur is still active, still going strong, still giving every challenge his all. He said he remembers that kids in school sometimes made fun of his “funny hands.” He often wore a hat to cover his bald spots. “People thought I couldn’t do anything, but I proved them wrong,” he said. He competed successfully as a high school athlete in football, basketball and softball. After college, Levasseur had a successful career as a certified public accountant. He retired and moved to Maine with his wife Arden in 2004. Levasseur’s love of running began after
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how he could help. Today, Levasseur works with the younger runners and also coaches runners for special events. He worked closely, for example, with Bowdoin runner Anna Ackerman, who competes in the grueling 3,000-meter steeplechase and went on to set Bowdoin steeplechase records and earn a No. 14 ranking in the U.S. “Seeing Anna do so well was more satisfying than any of my own running accomplishments,” Levasseur said. Comment on this story at:
Wickard said the building was bought from state Rep. Linda Valentino, D-Saco. The sale for $1.12 million was completed on March 20, according to city tax records. This was not the first Bull Moose attempt at getting into the city, Wickard said.
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and rails, which adds to the project’s cost. The four-beam span over the tracks was built in 1955, and is 200 feet long and 28 feet wide from curb to curb. Coombs said a preliminary inspection has suggested the steel beams do not need replacement. If the assessment changes, the bridge height will have to be increased 3 1/2 feet from the current 19 feet because current federal law requires new bridges to stand at least 22 1/2 feet over railroad tracks.
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Pete Slovenski said Levasseur is a great role model for college students. “He’s such a hard worker,” Slovenski said, “and they can see the way he pitches in to help at track practices and track meets.” In May, just three weeks before a 5K road race in Brunswick, Levasseur had a kidney removed. His doctor, knowing Levasseur’s competitive drive, gave him an OK to run as long as he took it easy. Levasseur also was still undergoing radiation treatments for prostate cancer, which had been diagnosed a year ago. At the start, he just smiled when asked if the doctor knew he was actually running races. “Your job,” Levasseur said, “is to keep me from trying to beat the other guy in my age group.”
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from page 1 extension expires next April, but a decision has to be made by August, Harris said. The state is now interested in buying the land, he said, but with limited budget flexibility, it’s not clear if the parties could agree to that. Cape Elizabeth resident Seth Sprague, president of Sprague Corp., said the privately owned company doesn’t want to sell the land and would like to find a way to continue with another lease extension. “It’s a hard time for the state to be dealing with this, with the budgets being so tight,” he said. “We’re going to do everything we can to keep the park open to the public, and if not, we’ll have to figure out some other way to do it.” The price tag on the beach is also uncertain, because the state has yet to complete an appraisal. And although a state appraisal might value the property differently, Town Assessor Matt Sturgis said Cape Elizabeth found the property in 2011 to be worth nearly $8 million. The state has already begun surveying the park along Route 77 between Inn By the Sea and Richmond Terrace, looking for a new entrance in anticipation of failed negotiations, Harris said. Town Manager Mike McGovern said the state’s actions are troubling and that he hopes something can be worked out. “The fact the state is exploring the option (of another entrance) is an indication that we all ought to be concerned about,” McGovern said. “We have the potential for losing a public area and having less than an ideal entry to a state park.” If no agreement can be reached, Sprague said, the land will remain open to the public. But he would not speculate about how a shared public-private beach would operate. The alternate entrance would run parallel to the western side of the beach, down a narrow maintenance road, connecting to the state side of the parking lot. During the peak seasons this would mean hundreds of cars travelling just a few yards from the beach every day.
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The maintenance road abutting Crescent Beach could be used as the new entrance for the state’s side of the park.
Rauni Kew, public relations manager at Inn by the Sea, said this plan worries her because it would inhibit guests’ access to the beach, and have an impact on the area’s delicate ecosystem. “We’ve worked hard to restore two acres of this area by removing invasive species and to restore the habitat for the endangered New England cottontail,” she said. “Our concern would be that with so many cars so close to the ocean and sand dunes, that it would have a negative impact on the wildlife.” Other Crescent Beach-area business owners said they are not concerned about who owns or operates the land, as long as people can still get to the beach. “The Spragues do a really good job of land management,” Kettle Cove Creamery & Cafe owner Mark Pendarvis said. “If it’s sunny and there’s access to the beach, it’s good for ice cream, whoever owns it.” In addition to owning land on Crescent Beach, Sprague Corp. also owns a section of Scarborough Beach, near Black Point Road. The Sprague Corp.’s parent company, Black Point Corp., met ardent opposition early this year when it proposed a parking lot expansion near the beach. The plans were later dropped, citing lack of economic benefit for the corporation. The Crescent Beach park, which was established in the 1960s, was initially leased by the state at a cost of $1. Since then, Crescent Beach has been a favorite of beach-goers due to its easily accessible
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the cost. “We’re over 65, so we get in any state park in Maine for free,” Bud Hanson said, smiling. Georgia Hanson said they’ve been coming to Crescent Beach for a long time and prefer it over Scarborough Beach, which is closer to home. “We used to come here when we were young, before it was even a park, before the entrance was built. None of these buildings were here,” she said, pointing toward the restrooms and snack area. “We would like to keep the beach the way it is; we don’t want it to change.” Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. follow him on Twitter: @W_c_Graff.
Mill Creek Park from page 1 by Councilor Tom Blake. “It was like having a parade without inviting the band,” he said before voting in favor of a change order on the park construction, awarding a contract to Gorham-based Peters Construction. The company is already at work on $321,000 worth of park improvements, including new pond retaining walls, a new public garden and an entrance at Ocean Street and Broadway. Gailey said the improvements to the Veterans Green have been scaled back from an initial estimate of $70,000 to the expense approved by councilors. Monument visitors will be able to use paths similar to those already planned in the park. Gailey said the decision not to install enhanced drainage under the green area cuts costs, without creating worries about wet conditions affecting the area. The change order and funding for improvements also creates a timetable for completing the work, because the second Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/129582
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Lungs from page 1 Ohio, waiting for a lung donor. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the estimated 30,000 people with the disease have a median life expectancy of 37 years. More than 45 percent of the cystic fibrosis patient population is at least 18 years old. The last several years were especially difficult for Drew, a 2004 Scarborough High School graduate, who played volleyball, ran track, and plays piccolo, flute and saxophone. While attending the University of Maine in Orono, she played in the jazz band. As she grew up, her home life consisted of breathing therapies lasting past midnight, including a vibrating vest used to clear her lungs when inhalers were not enough. Rarely did she let on about her condition through school and college, until her health deteriorated as she started graduate studies several years ago. After that, she became as familiar with hospital rooms as she was with her home. Friends held benefit concerts and fundraisers, and she tried to maintain the requisite 90 pounds needed to stay on the list for new lungs. While physically slight, Drew remained emotionally stout, with an abiding faith she kept through illnesses and a last-minute transplant cancellation last Easter. “God has got this,” Drew said. Still, she admitted, news that lungs were finally available first left her numb, then almost manic. Her family, and her boyfriend, Jon Beal, were watching the Boston Celtics on TV around 10:45 p.m. when her phone rang,
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she recalled. “I was trying to focus. Did they really just say they had lungs for me?” she said. Then she was on her feet pacing through the house without using the breathing tube that was a part of her everyday life. “I remember I went into my room. I was in my pajamas and I needed something to wear,” she said. Her bags were already packed, because a patient needs to be ready to move when the call comes for a transplant. Drew said she recalled being glad a fresh shipment of oxygen tanks had arrived so she could take one with her to Boston. At a toll booth on the way to the hospital, the family waited as a sociable truck driver ahead of them chatted with the only attendant on duty. “I nearly rolled down the window and screamed I was getting a lung transplant,” Drew said. Less than seven hours after leaving home, she was in surgery. That left her parents to wait. They did
not get an update for seven hours, but had been told not hearing anything after the first three hours of surgery was a good sign, Joy Drew said. “You pace, you pray,” she said. “The TV was on in the waiting room, but I can’t even tell you what was on.” Ashley’s brother, Justin, came north from his home near Washington, D.C., and her mother stayed across the street from the hospital during Ashley’s hospital stay. Her father occasionally returned to Scarborough. Drew knows nothing of her donor, but knows lungs cannot be taken for transplant from someone who is alive. “When they told us the donor was (in the hospital), that was a little hard,” Joy Drew said. “I can’t imagine going through that as a mother.” While waiting for her transplant, Ashley had become very involved helping the New England Organ Bank find donors. In a year, she can seek out the family of her donor and hopes they will agree to meet her. “It would mean a lot to me. I have gotten to speak to a lot of people on both sides,” Drew said. An organ recipient still faces the danger of the body rejecting the new organs, or other complications including infections. When she could, Drew blogged about her recovery, and her story was featured at the website set up to promote features of the federal Affordable Health Care Act recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Drew did endure complications from the surgery, and underwent a second procedure
to clear blood clots and reduce inflammation. The combination of drugs and her body’s reaction to the surgery led to renal failure and rounds of dialysis that she found very difficult. “I have a lot of respect for people who go through that every day,” she said. Physical therapies included testing motor skills and small walks around the hall until she could walk and breathe under her own power. She remembered breathing clearly when she was younger, but the new lungs were a challenge. “I couldn’t figure out how to breathe,” she said. Her homecoming was interrupted when she spent time at Maine Medical Center in Portland because of dehydration, but Drew said she is finally catching up on her sleep. The staples from her surgery may be removed this month, and she has weekly appointments in Boston. Her music was once a test of how her lungs were functioning, but playing now must wait until her instruments are professionally cleaned to avoid endangering her health. “It’s because I play woodwinds,” she said. “If I played brass, we could just soak them in the tub.” While the devices that kept her breathing have been moved to the basement, Drew now takes a daily regimen of drugs and vitamins to ensure her body won’t reject her lungs. “You want to make your body ignore there are lungs there that aren’t yours,” she said. “I’m on an insane amount of pills, but they are easier to deal with.” David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.
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