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News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

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Vol. 11, No. 29

Cape library hopes tours make case for borrowing

By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — Shoddy construction, leaking windows, a boiler room that doubles as a storage closet and rooms that smell of mildew are all part of an informational walking tour of Thomas Memorial Library. The tours, which began in late June and run through October, are part of a campaign by the library board of trustees to convince the public there are deficiencies and limitations of the current building that warrant voter support in November for a $6 million library bond. See page 23

After court’s rebuke, PUC slates hearing on meter questions DAviD HARRy / THE FORECASTER

The lights are ready and the space is open for large-scale productions in the former South Portland Armory, where Fore River Sound Stage owner Eric Matheson is revising his business plan after a year in the building.

Fore River Sound Stage owner revises business plan By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — Although it has not been a year of bright lights in the big city for Eric Matheson, the owner of Fore River Sound Stage said he still hopes for a productive future in the former

South Portland Armory. “I am very optimistic about it, I am a patient man,” Matheson, 70, of Cape Elizabeth said this week. For more than 40 years, Matheson has created sets and effects for movies; he estimates it to be 88

productions. He has simulated boat explosions in New York harbor, built sets for “Pink Panther II,” and twice worked with Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges. See page 10

By David Harry PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission will take a fresh look next week at a portion of a consumer complaint about wireless electric meters installed by Central Maine Power Co. PUC Chairman Thomas Welch and Commissioners David Littell and Mark Vannoy will reexamine the possible health hazards associated with radio frequency waves used to transmit consumer data and determine monthly billing for more than 600,000 CMP accounts. The commission was ordered last Thursday by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to reopen the portion of a complaint the commissioners See page 28

‘Last one standing wins’ Photo shops in slow race to extinction By Andrew Cullen PORTLAND — It’s difficult to get around in Photo Market, the camera store at 945 Forest Ave. The place isn’t large, and what space there is is packed with boxes of photo and printer paper stacked near shelves full Index Arts Calendar ................18 Classifieds .....................24 Community Calendar.....21 Meetings ........................21

of camera bags and precariously perched tripods, with a quartet of digital imaging stations squeezed in between racks of camera accessories. Customers wind their way through, careful not to snag anything with a trailing elbow or

camera strap. There’s too much inventory in the bursting store, says owner Peter Doe. From the looks of things, the imaging industry must be thriving. But these days there are hardly any photo stores left.


David Sproul, owner of Inness Photo in Scarborough. The 79-year-old See page 12 business is one of four dedicated photography stores left in greater Portland.

INSIDE Obituaries ......................10 Opinion ............................6 Out & About ...................20 People & Business ........ 11

Police Beat ......................8 Real Estate ....................28 School Notebook ...........12 Sports ............................13

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Planning Board passes on Wiley Park parking By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — Efforts to expand parking at athletic fields off Tenney Lane were thrown for at least a temporary loss after Monday’s Planning Board meeting. “It would be a smart thing for the people trying to put this together to have a neighborhood meeting,” Chairman Allen Paul said after the board heard about 30 minutes of public comment from neighbors worried about increased traffic and illegal activities after Wiley Recreation Park is supposed to be closed. The park, at the end of Tenney Lane, is a multi-use complex of baseball, soccer and football fields. Board members had been asked for an advisory opinion on increas-

ing parking spaces by Scarborough Community Services, which oversees the fields. Lot expansion to 122 spaces, including three more handicapped spaces, would most directly benefit the Scarborough Football Club, which has 27 scheduled games for second- through sixth-graders this fall. “Community services does not sponsor football leagues, it was (the) club coming forward,” Community Services Director Bruce Gullifer said. Club President Greg Thompson and landscape architect Tom Farmer of Yarmouth-based Thomas J. Dewan & Associates detailed the plans Monday. “Our intent is not to be invasive,” DaviD Harry / THe ForecasTer

Plans to expand parking at these athletic fields off Tenney Lane in Scarborough concern neighbors, who worry about traffic flow on their street and illegal use of the park after dark.


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Thompson said. Much of the expansion work could be accomplished through volunteer efforts and material contributions by club members, he added. Wiley Recreational Park is an ideal place to play out a seven- or eight-week season with three or four games played from morning through mid afternoon on Saturdays, Thompson said. The club rais-

es money at the park concessions stand and there are handicapped-accessible bathrooms and a scoreboard. It is also at the end of a narrow residential road off Pleasant Hill Road, and residents including Karen and Wayne Tanguay, Chris Casiero, Marilyn Jasper and

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South Portland council balks at land purchase By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — Councilors said yes to natural gas boilers and bus tracking devices, but no to land acquisition, in a combined meeting and workshop Monday. With the passage of an order allocating almost $127,000 to convert the heating system at Mahoney Middle School to natural gas, School Department Director of Maintenance and Grounds Russ Brigham said converting two boilers to natural gas and relining the school chimney could be completed before the new school year begins in September. The contract was awarded to Portlandbased Northeast Mechanical Services, the sole bidder on the project. City Manager James Gailey said the company is the only area firm licensed to work on the type of boilers at the school. Councilors also approved entering a memorandum of understanding with 23 other municipalities comprising the Greater Portland Council of Governments to buy technology and tracking systems for public transportation. Using GPS to monitor individual buses, the system will provide real-time information on the location of buses in

area transportation systems, including any possible delays. The information will then be available online and via mobile apps. City Transportation Director Tom Meyers said he would like to install message boards at bus shelters and the city public transpiration hub to provide the same information for riders who do not have Internet access. According to a memo by Gailey, the total cost of the what is called the Automatic Vehicle Location system is not known, but the city has $123,000 available to contribute. The money is from grants, including $96,000 in federal funds. After approving the agreement, councilors also approved a second memo of understanding with GPCOG to find common branding and marketing methods to draw riders to public transportation systems. In a workshop following the meeting, councilors decided against making a bid for a property at 159 Cottage Road that is slated to be auctioned next month. Gailey said the lot, owned by Getty Realty Corp., is the site of a former gas station and auto repair shop. It is now used by Tammaro Landscaping & Prop-

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erty Services. Posted auction signs drew the interest of city officials, including South Portland Public Library Director Kevin Davis, because it abuts the library property. The building dates to 1965, the property was last sold in 1985, and Gailey said the lot and building are part of a company effort sell properties throughout the state. Gailey and Davis said they saw benefit beyond library use for the land and noted a cleared site would add visual appeal and pedestrian access. Traffic engineers have told Gailey in-

tersection improvements where Cottage Road, Highland Avenue and Richmond Street converge are difficult to achieve because of a lack of rights of way. “We are looking at it as a community asset,” Davis said, with a chance to buy the quarter-acre property for less than its $195,000 asking price. The property will be auctioned by Tranzon Auction Properties of Portland at noon Aug. 8. Councilors did not discuss a specific bid even as they saw benefit to tearing down the building, but the possibility of soil contamination on the site posed a challenge.

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Scarborough police union members get new contract By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — A midsummer night’s council meeting Wednesday produced a new, three-year labor agreement with the Scarborough Police Benevolent Association. Much of the rest of the meeting was given over to Town Planner Dan Bacon, who explained five zoning questions requiring council actions. With Councilors Richard Sullivan and Karen D’Andrea not in attendance, the police contract extending through June 30, 2015, was unanimously approved. Town Manager Tom Hall said negotiations required mediation before the agreement was reached. “It has been a year in process. It was not easy, but we did get there,” Hall said. Scarborough Police Chief Robert Moulton said the contract has been approved by the union, which has more than 30 members extending through the ranks of sergeant.

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Hall said the town was able to achieve three objectives by requiring union members to shift to a less-expensive health insurance plan provided by the Maine Municipal Association, capping reimbursements for tuition and book costs for officers attending college classes, and capping the town pension contribution at 12.2 percent to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. The pension contribution marks an increase from the 10 percent contributed in the past, but was made in exchange for a wage increase for the next fiscal year. Union members will receive a 2.5 percent wage increase and a 3 percent increase in the second and third years of the contract. Union members had been reimbursed for 80 percent of book and tuition costs no matter how many classroom or online courses were taken. The reimbursements

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Vacationland isn’t for sissies Who knew that living at the beach could be so torturous? Me: Who wants to go for a walk on the beach? My children: Ohhh Mom, do we have to? Or, the equally charming response: Not me! It’s July. I drive down the street to the beach – it’s so close to my home that the engine of my car barely warms up by the time I’ve arrived. How lucky am I? When I first began plotting my move away from the Boston suburbs, I clearly remember my goal being to live within a 20-minute drive of the ocean. That was my greatest hope. Nirvana. I imagined how wonderful it would be to pile my kids into the car, throw in a canvas tote bag brimming with sunscreen and snacks and chilly beverages, toss in a good-sized stack of oversized, colorful towels, and in one third of an hour, have our toes in the Atlantic.


distant loved one along these lines: ”Hi, we just got here. Traffic wasn’t too bad. It’s so beautiful! We’ll be home next Saturday.”

The first time I overheard a conversation like that, I froze in my tracks, and felt a sense of great fortune, realizing that while I was Sugar merely on my daily beach stop, these people only got to experience this for maybe seven days out of 365.


I wanted to shout, “Hey! I live here! Can you believe I get to do this every day?!” Because, yes, during these gorgeous summer months, I truly still cannot believe I get to do this every day.

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Of course, I wouldn’t ever shout something like that to a visitor, because that would just be cruel, not to mention ill mannered. But there’s something inside of me that feels so fortunate, I often need to tape my mouth in order to contain my


Who knew I’d be so fortunate as to end up with an ocean view (at least from my driveway.) I recall the first summer I lived here I was in awe of the fact that I did, as my license plate clearly stated, reside in “Vacationland.”

Last night, I was walking on the beach at sunset with two of my teenage offspring. (Yes, they do sometimes succumb, although prying the male child from the comfort of his hi-speed fan was no easy task.)

And now, as we’re on the verge of celebrating the seventh anniversary of our move to Maine, I’m still slightly shocked when I overhear someone on a cell phone, standing in the parking lot at my beach, looking longingly out at the ocean, and saying something to a

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It was one of the sweetest and most meaningful gifts anyone had ever given us – partly because it was so unexpected, and spoke so quietly of such sentiment and love for this special place.

As my kids and I gaze into the photos, we talk wistfully about what it must have been like back then, when the trees that now block most of our ocean views were small or nonexistent, when farmers owned most of the land, and when you could sit on the porch and see only water for miles and miles.

And as I entertain romantic visions of the loving mothers who came before me, strolling to the beach with picnic hampers and checkered blankets and happy bathing-suited children wanting to frolic at the seashore, I’m quite certain my own prodigies are imagining all of the generations of poor, helpless children that came before them, being dragged against their will to the beach by annoyingly enthusiastic mothers. Ahhhh, “Vacationland.”

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The only decision anyone really has to make beComment on this story at: tween now and the presidential election in November is “Whose side am I on?” The sides and the stakes in the upcoming election they really believe – that anyone without health could not be more stark or more serious. If you side insurance or the ability to pay should simply not get with the privileged few, you vote for Mitt Romney. If health care. Whose side are you on, the living or the you side with the poor and middle-class many, you undead? vote for Barack Obama. We will also surely hear the frightening fantasy Romney would make an excellent president of that this election is about Big Government versus Corporate America, a plutocracy in which the rich get small government. In your GOP dreams; Republicans richer and the rest get used. Barack Obama has been presided over the greatest expansion of the federal an excellent president of the United States of Amergovernment in history under President George W. ica, scaling back two pointless wars, rescuing the Bush. It’s just that Republicans expand the military, country from the economic ruins of the Bush adminis- defense contracts, intelligence gathering, homeland tration, enacting immigration reform, ending discrimi- security and the penal system and Democrats expand nation against gays in the military, and health, education and welfare. Whose The Universal side are you on, the fearful or the free? passing sweeping health-care reforms that benefit all Americans. Romney zombies will also try to So whose side are you on, the corposcare you with nightmare visions of t-trate few or the mortal many? t-taxes. The reality is that the wealthy Of course, Romney and the Rein this country do not pay their fair publicans and their billionaire sugar share. They know that and they want daddies (unleashed on democracy by to hire Willard Mitt to preserve their the Supreme Court’s Frankenstein privileges and exemptions. Any true decision in Citizens United that corpatriot, however, understands that we porate monsters have more rights than purchase our freedom and our domestic human beings because they have more tranquility with our taxes. We were all, moolah) will be spending billions to rich and poor alike, better off when the persuade you that this election somewealthiest among us paid 50 percent to how has something to do with freedom 90 percent taxes. We’re now just asking and individual liberty. Malarkey. to pay 39 percent instead of 35 Edgar Allen Beem them We will surely, for example, hear percent. It is their patriotic duty to do more Obamacare horror stories like that told by our so. Come on, you fortunate few, whose side are you pathetic excuse for a governor, who sees jack-booted on? IRS thugs rounding up and executing anyone who The fact that most polls show Obama and Romney doesn’t have health insurance. Sane folks will realize running neck-and-neck toward Nov. 6 is what’s really that the individual mandate is a good idea, a practical scary. This race shouldn’t even be close. What it sugidea, a constitutional idea, and originally a Republican gests is that a great many working-class Americans idea. As with most things, the shape-shifting Willard are blinded to their own best interests by one of the Mitt Romney was for it before he was against it. three conservative ghosts – racism, ignorance and And as to Gov. LePage’s crazy idea that the govern- propaganda. Come on, America, wake up. Don’t be ment has never forced Americans to do anything they prejudiced, stupid or fooled. Mitt Romney will only didn’t want to do before the individual health insurrepresent the interests of the wealthy few. Barack ance mandate, ever heard of the income tax, Boss Obama already represents the interests of the rest of Paul, or the draft? Oh that’s right, you were in Canada us. during the draft era. Whose side are you on? Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The If conservatives, fond of raising the Bogey Man of Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world Obamacare death panels and health-care rationing, around him. were intellectually honest they would admit what


Beem wrong about lowering the drinking age Ed Beem is so far off base in his recent column, where he advocates lowering the drinking age to 18. Once again, probably due to guilt, he defends his actions to play guardian at a drinking party where his daughter was present. Has he never read of the effects of alcohol on the undeveloped brain of a young person? Has he not read articles concerning teen drinking and driving fatalities? As much as he may think to the contrary, 18-year-olds are still very immature and thus very unpredictable. Carmen Melito Yarmouth

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7/9 at 4:55 p.m. Stephen A. Scala, 25, of East Commonwealth Drive, Portland, was arrested at Payne Road and Gallery Boulevard by Officer Timothy Barker on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and possession of hypodermic apparatuses. 7/10 at 12:16 p.m. Ernest J. Truss, 44, of Flag Pond Road, Saco, was arrested at Holmes and Little Bear roads by Officer Scott Vaughan on charges of failure to stop and operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/10 at 7:49 p.m. Michelle E. Matthews, 44, of Church Street, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Glenn Tucker on charges of unlawful possession of schedule Z drugs and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/11 at 2:10 a.m. Donna L. Andrews, 45, of East Elm Street, Yarmouth, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Robert Moore on charges of unlawful possession of schedule Z drugs, assault, refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of release. 7/11 at 9:14 p.m. Stephanie M. Romano, 19, of High Street, South Portland, was arrested at Route 1 and Black Point Road by Sergeant Mary Pearson on charges of operating under the influence and violating license restrictions.

7/12 at 3:30 p.m. Stacy L. Kelly, 48, of Eagle's Nest Drive, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/12 at 5:03 p.m. Richard E. Winsor, 46, of Paul Street, North Waterboro, was arrested on Border Road by Officer Melissa DiClemente on a charge of disorderly conduct. 7/12 at 5:03 p.m. Robert A. Snow, 43, no address listed, Gorham, was arrested on Border Road by Officer Melissa DiClemente on a charge of disorderly conduct. 7/13 at 2:57 p.m. Michael P. Barker, 48, of Highland Avenue, South Portland, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Craig Hebert on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and eluding an officer. 7/13 at 5:45 p.m. Joshua M. Palmer, 25, of Boothby Street, Augusta, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Benjamin Landry on a warrant from another agency. 7/14 at 8:44 p.m. Christopher Frey, 41, of Solomon Drive, Gorham, was arrested on County Road by Officer Ian Theriault on charges of violating conditions of release and sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. 7/14 at 8:44 p.m. Lourdes M. Watson-Carter, 33, no address listed, Standish, was arrested on County Road by Officer Ian Theriault on charges of unlawful possession of heroin and sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. 7/15 at 2:19 a.m. Joseph L. Graf Jr., 51, of James Street, Brunswick, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Scott Vaughan on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses 7/9 at 8:29 a.m. Marion S. Logan, 46, of Beaver Dam Road, North Waterboro, was issued a summons on Holmes Road by Officer Garrett Strout on charges of violating conditions of release and failing to register a vehicle. 7/9 at 6:52 p.m. Jacob K. McCurdy, 23, of Fountain Street, Bangor, was issued a summons on Acorn Lane by Officer Derek Laflin on a charge of operating with a suspended registration. 7/10 at 3:09 p.m. Benjamin Grovo, 23, of Nightjar Lane, Buxton, was issued a summons at County Road and Saco Street by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating without a license. 7/13 at 12:01 a.m. Bladimir N. Perez, 19, of Colin Kelly Road, South Portland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of operating without a license. 7/14 at 1:21 a.m. Lucas G. Watson, 19, of Wellington Road, Portland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Andrew Flynn on charges of violating license restrictions and possession of marijuana. 7/14 at 12:24 p.m. Christopher M. Evans, 30, of Country Way, Lyman, was issued a summons at Holmes and Two Rod roads by Officer Scott Vaughan on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 7/14 at 3:06 p.m. Matthew D. Whiting, 33, of North Street, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Garrett Strout on charges of violating conditions of release and possession of marijuana. 7/15 at 6:40 p.m. Crystal R. Nadeau, 27, of Illsley Street, Portland, was issued a summons at Black Point Road and Strawberry Fields Lane on a charge of operating with a suspended registration.

Now what? 7/10 at 2:38 p.m. Radio parts worth $6,400 were reported stolen from Maine Radio on Mussey Road, but company staff told police the parts were getting returned to the manufacturer and had no practical use for consumers.

loud and proud 7/11 at 7:21 a.m. A Black Point Road resident complained to police about noise

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from previous page caused by dump truck drivers routinely using air-compressed "jake brakes."

Paging Jim West 7/11 at 10:27 a.m. Three counterfeit $20 bills found as Sam's Club employees prepared the daily bank deposit have been turned over to the Secret Service.

Fire calls 7/10 at 8:28 a.m. Fire investigation at Route 1 and Lincoln Avenue. 7/10 at 2:30 p.m. Vehicle fire on Maine Turnpike. 7/11 at 2:38 a.m. Alarm call on Pin Oak Drive. 7/11 at 8:20 a.m. Alarm call at Municipal Building. 7/11 at 10:03 a.m. Alarm call on Pine Point Road. 7/11 at 2:05 p.m. Woods fire on Coach Lantern Lane East. 7/14 at 4:28 p.m. Alarm call on Pleasant Hill Road. 7/14 at 6:42 p.m. Vehicle fire on I-295 Spur.

EMS Scarborough emergency services responded to 34 calls from July 9 to July 15.

South Portland arrests 7/8 at 1 a.m. Jamilee Kus, 28, of Waterville, was arrested on the Maine Turnpike by Detective Christopher Todd on charges of robbery and theft by unauthorized taking. 7/7 at 6:48 p.m. Tara N. Gassett, 31, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Benjamin Macisso on a warrant from another agency. 7/8 at 1:39 a.m. Jacob R. Jensen, 23, of South Portland, was arrested on Holden Street by Officer Chris Schofield on a warrant from another agency. 7/10 at 6:25 p.m. Jonathan Geisinger, 34, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on the Casco Bay Bridge by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating after suspension. 7/10 at 9:54 p.m. Lori LeClair, 48, of Westbrook, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/11 at 12:39 a.m. Justin T. Frye, 18, of South Portland, was arrested on Brickhill Avenue by Officer Chris Gosling on a warrant for failing to appear in court. 7/13 at 12:38 a.m. Nikita A. Krasilnikov, 24, of Quincy, Mass., was arrested on Anthoine Street by Officer Benjamin Macisso on a charge of theft of services. 7/13 at 8:23 p.m. Michael Barker, 48, 0f South Portland, was arrested on Highland Avenue by Sergeant John Sutton on a warrant from another agency.



South Portland, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of disorderly conduct. 7/8 at 2:15 a.m. Andrew N. Fearon, of Portland, was issued a summons on the Casco Bay Bridge by Officer Kevin Theriault on charges of possession of marijuana and sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. 7/8 at 8:34 p.m. Michael Houde, 18, of Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/8 at 8:34 p.m. Dalton J. Remington, 18, of Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/10 at 4:03 p.m. Jennifer S. Wormell, 31, of Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Kevin Gerrish on a charge of operating after suspension. 7/10 at 5:34 p.m. Jamie L. White, 34, of Windham, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Jeffrey Warren on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 7/11 at 4:24 p.m. Allison R. Whitaker, 51, of North Waterboro, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of operating after suspension. 7/12 at 4:55 p.m. Bonnie Bissonnette, 49, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Rocco Navarro on charges of operating after suspension and operating with a suspended registration.

all-nighter 7/6 at 11:19 p.m. Police issued a warning to a Holden Street resident after a neighbor complained about noise from ongoing auto repairs.

Moving on 7/8 at 2:59 a.m. Police responded to a call about a number of vehicles parked at the Maine Mall overnight, but found the parking lots empty.

all clear 7/10 at 8:06 p.m. Acting on a tip, city police and other agencies searched Maine Mall for a possible bomb. Nothing suspicious was discovered and the mall was not closed.

Fire calls 7/10 at 11:28 a.m. Mulch fire on Broadway. 7/10 at 7:11 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Preble Street. 7/11 at 4:06 p.m. Unauthorized burning on Sawyer Street. 7/12 at 2:53 a.m. Unfounded hazardous materials release on Westbrook Street. 7/12 at 7:23 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Strout Street. 7/13 at 8:11 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Sable Oaks Road. 7/13 at 12:51 p.m. Mulch fire on Clarks Pond Road. 7/13 at 2:03 p.m. Mulch fire on Brickhill Avenue. 7/14 at 2:19 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Wescott Street. 7/14 at 11:33 a.m. Unintentional alarm activation on Ridgeland Avenue. 7/16 at 7:06 a.m. Wire down on Cash Street.

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Lucille Jeannine Chantrill, 78: Veteran, green thumb SOUTH PORTLAND — Lucille Jeannine Chantrill, 78, died unexpectedly July 14 at her home. Chantrill was born in Lewiston on January 2, 1934, the daughter of Lucien G. and Yvonne M. Fleury Fraser. She attended schools in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School, class of 1952. She then enlisted and served with the U.S. Navy WAVES during the Korean War. On September 17, 1954, she married Richard William Chantrill in San Diego. Chantrill worked for Shaw’s Super-

markets before starting her family. From 1971 to 1991, she worked at Ward Brothers’ Clothing Store at the Maine Mall. Most recently, she was employed at the South Portland Municipal Golf Course. Chantrill was a long-time congregant at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, playing golf, watching sporting events and wintering in Plant City, Fla. Chantrill was predeceased by her husband, Richard, on June 18, 2011. She is survived by a son, John, and his wife, Rosaria Chantrill, of Auburn;


leaky roofs, basement floods and a lack of plumbing and heating in the 10,000-squarefoot building. Inside the hulking World War II-era structure, faded paint on the wooden floor marks basketball courts, a ceiling above a darkened hallway is punctured with holes, and tools are no longer stored in a garage bay because of water damage. Carts of electric lights and set equipment, several table saws, a room full of props left over from “Backgammon” and a partially built studio space for interviews hint at how the space can be use, but Matheson admitted it has been a struggle. “We are restructuring everything, we really need an angel somewhere,” he said. The main portion of the former armory

from page 1 Almost a year ago, Matheson and the city reached a 15-year lease agreement for the 70-year-old building at the corner of Broadway and Route 77. The city gained a tenant for the building it bought in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for $650,000 in 2006, and Matheson got a place to help develop what he thinks will be a burgeoning film industry. After a year, the space has been used for photo shoots, smaller independent film production and post-production work for “Backgammon,” a suspense film shot in Cape Elizabeth. At the same time, Matheson has had to deal with the loss of investors, perpetually

two grandchildren, Jennifer and Nathan Chantrill, both of Auburn; and a sister, Judith Darling of Scarborough. Visiting hours will be held on July 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on July 24 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, at the corner of Broadway and Cottage Road. Burial will follow at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Online condolences may be expressed at: Memorial con-

tributions in Chantrill’s memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, One Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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Exterior facade work at the former South Portland Armory has not started because grant funding did not come through.

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A year after signing a lease to occupy the former South Portland Armory, Eric Matheson is looking for new investors and hoping to make building repairs.

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Designations Wright-Pierce was recently named on the Engineering News Record 2012 Top 500 list of the most successful engineering and design companies in the country. ENR, a trade publication architecture, engineering and construction industry observer, compiles and publishes annual rankings of the largest engineering and construction firms in the U.S., measured by gross revenues. Wright-Pierce has been named a Top 500 firm for the past three years, earning a higher ranking each year. Patsy Fowler, assistant director of athletics and activities at Cheverus High School, has been recognized as a certified athletics administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Fowler has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process includes a thorough evaluation of a candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Pine Tree Society has earned the highest possible rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator for the second consecutive year. Charity Navi-

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The following students have made the dean’s list at their college or university. Cape Elizabeth Clemson University: Tanner Lewis Garrity. Eastern Maine Community College: Andrew Moulton. Roger Williams University: Randall Hobbs. University of Hartford: Maria Cook. University of Maine: Tori Downer, Shannon Lyons, Stephen Monaghan, Benjamin Pomeroy, Lucas Richards, Lynn Tarbox and Susan Tuttle. University of New Hampshire: Emily

Photo shops from page 1 When Maine Photo Express, another Forest Avenue photographic print shop, closed its doors for the last time on June 29, it left the city with just one store dedicated to the art. In the entire greater Portland area, no more than four true photo stores are left, down from the perhaps dozens that freckled street corners a decade ago. Most traditional players in the photography market – from industry titans like Kodak to mom-and-pop camera dealers – have been pushed to the brink of survival, and often beyond. “Endless competitors have faded away, and yes that’s helped us,” Doe said. “But I wouldn’t wish that on anybody, to lose their jobs.” “I prefer friendly competition,” he said. “We can’t carry everything.” For the few that remain – Photo Market, Hunt’s Photo & Video in South Portland, and Inness Photo and Focused on You in Scarborough – diversification has been the key to survival. The Internet era is awash with visual images, but the explosion of digital photography, home printers, and web-based photo browsers since 2000 has turned an industry that was producing images on emulsioncoated plates of glass little more than a century ago on its head almost overnight. There are more photographers, including part-time self-described professionals who work from home, than ever before, Doe said. They buy more cameras than ever before, since digital technology becomes outmoded so quickly, and they snap more images than ever before. Picture taking is up ten-fold from 10 years ago, said David Sproul, owner of Inness Photo, at 25 Plaza Drive in Scarborough. But printing, once the heart Croft, Katherine Hall, Elizabeth Hobbs, Hannah Johnson, Holly Register, Sierra Rintel, Edward Smith, Jillian Smith and Sawyer Theriault. University of Vermont: Sasha Bridger, David Luongo and Colleen Whitcomb. Scarborough Loyola University: Christopher Goudey. Quinnipiac University: Kelsey Doane, Charles Doe, Tracy Najarian and Neil Ravin. Roger Williams University: Sarah Dugas and Andrew Nigro. Saint Joseph’s College: William Armishaw, Emily O’Connor and Kiley Yescott. Saint Michael’s College: Sam Olore. University of Delaware: Allison Rogers and Joseph Servadio. University of Maine: Lauren Aceto, Seth Albert, Ashley Anastasoff, Brandi Bradley, Eben Bradley, Devin Cain, Whitney Chamberlain, Lauren Cripps, Kelsey Dillon, Alisha Gagnon, Matthew Comment on this story at:

of the industry and a service that guaranteed multiple visits from customers to drop off and pick up, has dropped precipitously since then. Sproul estimated that a single of his printing machines – the shop once processed three quarters of a million photos a year – could handle every print order in greater Portland, including those from drug stores and other low-price printers. “We’ve had to adapt into a digital world,” he said. “The raw product is not printing anymore.” Instead, Sproul, Doe, and other shop owners have branched out into new services, like printing images on posters, tshirts and coffee mugs; transferring movie film into digital formats, and scanning old slides and negatives. They also take print orders online, allowing customers to upload images from home. Where Photo Market was mainly a film store a decade ago, it has become one of the only independent camera retailers in northern New England, keeping business fresh by moving new models as they hit the shelves. Doe said the industry isn’t dying, despite the changes. “Maybe we work a little harder to make it ...,” he said. Sproul has a more dire outlook. He said he hopes to stay in business as long as he can pay his bills, but “the future for the photo finisher is bleak,” doomed by disregard for the archival qualities of a true photographic print. “The trend seems to be when the people who’ve been running the photo labs for the last 20 years get old enough to retire, they do,” he said. “I feel that it’s going to be the last one standing wins.” Andrew Cullen can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @ACullenFore.

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Gallagher, Siqi Geng, Jenna Hoops, Katrina Horgan, Michael Johnston, Tamara Labanowski, Matthew LaBonty, Nancy Leasure, Adam Leatherbee, Scott Merrill, Tierney Minte, Alexandra Pastore, Jamie Pellerin, Andrew Piccolo, Matthew Piccolo, Zachary Porter, Nicholas Prince, Timothy Robbins, Brendan Sullivan, Kelly Thibeault, Nicholas Towmey and Joseph Viola. University of New Hampshire: Emma Bagley, Andrea Blodgett, Paul Chiarantona, Rachael Millet, Brittany Quint, Samantha Ramsdell, Lauren Scott and Abigail VanNote. University of Rhode Island: Jack Clark. University of Vermont: Thomas Abbott, Sarah Daniels and David Ornstein. South Portland Loyola University: Thomas Higgins. Saint Joseph’s College: Elizabeth De Cesare and Nicholas Lops. University of Maine: Samuel Ascanio, Dominic Benfatta, Maxwell Berube,

Nickolas Brown, Shannon Clark, Jordan Drown, Travis Gulliver, Laura Hagelin, Kaiya Hansen, Sarah Howard, Michael Kennedy, Kristopher King, Thomas Kwiatek, Zachary Lailer, Meaghan McKinnon, Courtney Perruzzi, Emma Strubell and Rachel Wilkinson. University of New Hampshire: Lauren LaPointe, Katherine Murray, Nina Russem, Samantha Story, William Whipple and Olivia Whitton. University of Rhode Island: Kelsey Champagne, Elizabeth Hardy, Amanda Ellen Junkins and Louis Perrotta. University of Vermont: Hailey Grohman. Wheaton College: Margaret Orelup.

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Mayor Patti Smith said Maine Department of Environmental Protection records show gas tanks were removed in 2006, but records indicate the site will need remedial work to remove hazards and a cleanup will be needed if the building is razed. ‘There’s no doubt it is an eyesore,” Councilor Al Livingston said. “However, I am concerned about the future costs.”

from page 3 “It might be that we don’t want it either,” Councilor Tom Coward said, even as he doubted the corner is economically viable for any business. Coward noted the property might be bought with a minimal bid, and the city would need to make a $5,000 deposit before bidding.

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Lawsuit against city dropped, for now SOUTH PORTLAND — Resident Albert DiMillo Jr. has withdrawn a civil lawsuit against the city after Mayor Patti Smith agreed to reopen public discussion about councilor health-care benefits. The discussion will be on an Aug. 13 council workshop agenda, but City Manager James Gailey said the workshop location has not been determined. Council workshops are typically held at the South Portland Community Center, but the center will be closed during its annual August shut down. DiMillo said the offer to publicly discuss whether health-care benefits offered to city councilors violate the City Charter and the prospect of three new councilors taking office by early next year were the factors in his decision to drop the suit, which was filed in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland. DiMillo also said the protracted process of a hearing and possible

city appeal of an unfavorable ruling meant it might be at least a year before any judicial resolution is reached. With Councilor Maxine Beecher unable to seek re-election because of term limits and Councilor Tom Coward leaving his seat to become a Cumberland County Commissioner, DiMillo said he hopes new councilors would not need the health benefit and could sway a council vote next year to seek a charter change or eliminate the benefit. Beecher, Coward and Councilor Tom Blake are the councilors now enrolled in the health insurance program. DiMillo said he is also prepared early next year to refile the suit, which asks the court to stop compensation for councilors beyond the $3,000 specifically allowed by the charter. — David Harry

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Southern edition Coaches of the Year Coach of the YearBoys’ Team CHRIS HAYWARD, CAPE ELIZABETH BASEBALL Something about being the underdog brings out the best in the Cape Elizabeth baseball program and coach Chris Hayward. The Capers, who few expected to be a factor this spring, were slogging along at 6-8 late in the regular season before putting it Hayward all together. Cape Elizabeth won its final two regular season contests, then upset Freeport, Greely and Yarmouth to make it to the Western B Final. Even though Cape Elizabeth’s run ended with an improbable and painful loss to Falmouth, it was an amazing effort, yet another feather in Hayward’s cap. One of the most widely respected coaches around, who seemingly always pushes the right buttons in June might have enjoyed his finest hour and as a result, is The Forecaster’s choice for our southern edition Spring 2012 Coach of the Year, of a boys’ team. Hayward grew up in Presque Isle and played soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball in high school. After attending the University of Maine, he started teaching and coaching in Presque Isle. Hayward came to Scarborough in 1991 and served as a longtime assistant to legendary baseball coach Phil Martin. His first varsity job was in Freeport in 2004. After a spending the 2005 and 2006 seasons coaching Waynflete, Hayward came to Cape Elizabeth and in his second year, in a similar run to what occurred this spring, took the Capers all the way to the state final. After losing an abundance of talent to graduation, the Capers were raw this spring, without a single returning full-time starter, but Hayward got them to believe they could win and by the end of the season, they were doing that very thing. “We practice to be the best and prepare to beat the best,” Hayward said. Hayward utilized the entire Cape Elizabeth roster and as

confidence improved, the Capers believed they could beat anyone. Strong pitching, clutch hitting and stellar defense sparked the three playoff wins. In the regional final, Capers hurler Sam Kozlowski threw 7.2 no-hit innings, but Falmouth advanced and went on to win the championship after the winning run scored on a passed ball. Cape Elizabeth was awarded the sportsmanship award. Hayward teaches math at Cape Elizabeth and lives in Scarborough. He’s the father of three children and hopes to continue to lead the Capers to great heights. The program is in very good hands. Chris Hayward, our Spring 2012 southern edition boys’ team Coach of the Year has displayed a Midas touch and has shown that with him at the helm, anything is possible. 2011 winner: Craig MacDonald (Scarborough tennis) 2010 winner: Ben Raymond (Cape Elizabeth lacrosse) 2009 winner: Jim Cronin (Scarborough baseball) 2008 winner: Joe Hezlep (Scarborough lacrosse) 2007 winner: Craig McDonald (Scarborough tennis) 2006 winner: Tobey Farrington (Scarborough lacrosse) 2005 winner: Dave Weatherbie (Cape Elizabeth track) 2004 winner: Todd Day (Cape Elizabeth baseball) 2003 winner: Ben Raymond (Cape Elizabeth lacrosse) 2002 winner: Andy Strout (Cape Elizabeth boys’ tennis)

Coach of the Year Girls’ Team JEFF PERKINS, CAPE ELIZABETH LACROSSE Jeff Perkins managed to take over a team that was one goal away from playing for a state title in 2011 and lead it to a perfect regular season this spring. The Capers might have even been the best squad in the entire state, but an agonizing regional final loss prevented them from winning a first championship. If that feat wasn’t impressive enough, Perkins also managed to coach his daughter, Talley, one of the team’s premier players, a situation which can often

prove difficult, and both managed to thrive. Perkins led the Capers to a wonderful season and deserves praise for doing so. As a result, The Forecaster is naming Jeff Perkins our Spring 2012 southern edition Coach of the Year, of a girls’ team. Perkins lived in Cape Elizabeth when he was young, but moved away when he was 12. In high school, he played football, basAndrew ketball and baseball. He went on to play football (wide receiver) at Plymouth State (N.H.). Perkins dabbled in coaching football out of college, but really got in to that aspect of athletics when Talley started playing lacrosse. He became a youth level coach and spent four years as the varsity team’s assistant, running the defense, before replacing Kurt Chapin as head coach this year. Cape Elizabeth was unstoppable in the regular season, winning all 12 games behind an explosive offense and a defense that made plays when it had to, knowing senior goalie Elin Sonesson would make clutch saves when necessary. The Capers went 12-0 for the first time in a decade, earned the top seed for the first time in the Maine Principals’ Association-sanctioned era and

handled Greely in the Western B semifinals. In the regional final, against storied power and longtime nemesis Waynflete, Cape Elizabeth dominated the first half and held an 8-4 lead in the second half, but the Flyers rallied, forced overtime and broke the Capers’ hearts with an 11-10 overtime decision. That’s all that stood between Cape Elizabeth and a likely state championship. “It was a fun season,” said Perkins, who focused largely on the offense while new assistant coach, Molly Moss, worked with the defense. “I knew it would be a good team with a lot of returning players, but I didn’t think we’d have this good a season. This group really enjoyed each other and jelled. They worked hard every day.” Cape Elizabeth’s All-American standout and Spring Female Athlete of the Year, junior Lauren Steidl, raved about the job Perkins did. “I have to give a lot of credit to coach Perkins,” Steidl said. “He started and has run the MAINEiax leagues and teams, part of a state-wide summer youth lacrosse organization, while at the same time coaching the Cape Elizabeth high school team. He’s very passionate about lacrosse. This year, he helped us to play more as a single unit, to pass, set up shots, assist and think of the team first. He helped us want to be a team and want to win and he really conveys a great love of the game. Both he and our assistant coaches, Molly Moss and Sally Newhall, were

very inspirational.”

Perkins said that coaching his daughter had its challenges, but both parties made it work. “It was hard work, but also a lot of fun,” Perkins said.

In addition to being the executive director of the MAINEiax team, Perkins is the director of franchising and development for Amatos and lives in Cape Elizabeth with wife Maisie and three children.

He’ll have a hard time building on his opening act, but Jeff Perkins, our Spring 2012 southern edition girls’ team Coach of the Year, figures to produce an impressive encore. 2011 winner; Marcia Wood (Scarborough lacrosse) 2010 winner: Ralph Aceto (South Portland softball) 2009 winner: Ralph Aceto (South Portland softball) 2008 winner: Tom Griffin (Scarborough softball) 2007 winner: Tom Griffin (Scarborough softball) 2006 winner: Joe Henrikson (Cape Elizabeth softball) 2005 winner: Jim Hartman (South Portland softball) 2004 winner: Susan Ray (Cape Elizabeth tennis) 2003 winner: Tom Griffin (Scarborough softball) 2002 winner: Jack DiBiase (South Portland softball) Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

Change of Sox hasn’t helped...yet By Bryan O’Connor The Red Sox went into the All-Star break at 43-43 and that felt about right. Their offense scored the second most runs in baseball in the first half, but was prone to team-wide slumps. The starting pitching was mostly dismal, but saw a few shining moments from Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and even Aaron Cook. The bullpen looked like a disaster in April, but by July, it had the third-best earned run average in the American League. One trend that has defined the 2012 season is that almost every change has been for the worse. September’s collapse aside, the 2011 Red Sox played like the team with the best ros-

ter in baseball, which they may very well have been. Something had to change after the team fell apart and while the core of the team is back in 2012, some personnel did turn over. General Manager Theo Epstein bolted for Chicago in the offseason and former assistant Ben Cherington took over. Cherington’s first few moves included trading rightfielder Josh Reddick, who has emerged as one of the best outfielders in the American League, for reliever Andrew Bailey, who has yet to throw a pitch for the Red Sox due to injury. Jed Lowrie, who has been the best shortstop in the National League this year, at least offensively, went to the

Astros for Mark Melancon, who did his best work for the Red Sox when he was exiled to Pawtucket. Clayton Mortenson, the reliever obtained from Colorado in the Marco Scutaro trade, has been serviceable, but has only thrown 20 big league innings so far. That’s seven Wins Above Replacement (per fangraphs) shipped off for three relievers who have thrown a combined 36 innings for Boston (and accumulated 0 WAR, in case you were wondering). Ouch.

What about last year’s Red Sox bullpen? Jonathan Papelbon left for Philadelphia, where he’s struggled, but he is striking out

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Red Sox from page 13 more batters per nine innings than any current Boston reliever. You may remember Daniel Bard, the closer-in-waiting, who was moved to the rotation only to walk more batters than he struck out, including six in 1.2 innings in the June 3 start that bought him a trip to Pawtucket. Cherington’s other high-profile move has been the worst of all. Terry Francona, probably the best manager in Red Sox history, left on ugly terms and was replaced by the inimitable Bobby

Valentine, who has likely cost the Red Sox several games in 2012. It’s hard to put a number on a manager’s effect on a baseball team, so I won’t make too much of the team’s .500 record despite having outscored opponents by 43 runs in the first half. I will point out though that Valentine loves to hang a pitcher out to dry (see Bard’s bases-loaded walk, his seventh of the day, long after he should have been pulled against the Rays on Patriots Day, or Josh Beckett’s 126 pitches in a loss against the White Sox immediately before he missed the start that kicked off the golf controversy). I’ll also point out Valentine’s willing-

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Dusty Baker-esque propensity toward hitting low-OBP guys in the leadoff spot are not enough to sink the Sox’ ship, Valentine’s done further damage off the field. His criticism of Kevin Youkilis’ work ethic in a TV interview led to a situation in which the Red Sox had to trade Youkilis for pennies on the dollar. That move should work out in the long term for Boston, with Will Middlebrooks apparently ready to take the third base reins, but like all the rest of the changes surrounding the Red Sox, it hasn’t played out well so far. Youkilis is batting .316 with the White Sox, and has driven in the game-winning run five times in his continued page 15

ness to use strategies that have been proven fruitless again and again, like the intentional walk (see the one issued to Hideki Matsui on July 14 right before Matt Albers walked in the tying run) and the sacrifice bunt (like the one hot-hitting Pedro Ciriaco botched with no outs and a runner on second an inning later, killing what looked like a game-tying rally). Valentine’s favorite bunter, Nick Punto, was also used repeatedly as a pinch hitter and allowed to bat for himself with the game on the line despite his sub-.200 batting average and the presence of better hitters on the bench (including a few pitchers, 70-year-old coaches, and the batboy). As if his in-game decisions and his


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earned runs. Even Aaron Cook, who has struck out just two hitters all year, threw a complete-game, two-hitter against the Mariners in a June 29 spot start. Necessity, for the Red Sox, is the mother of adequacy. With the Red Sox still fighting for a Wild Card spot, but struggling to push their record more than a few games above .500, some fans and writers are calling for more change. Starting pitchers like Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels and Ryan Dempster may be available at the trade deadline and would certainly represent upgrades over the current rotation. The bullpen, as strong as it’s been, could always use a boost. Should they make a change now?



a guy the team can count on if Crawford winds up back on the shelf. Cody Ross has been better than expected in right field, and Ryan Sweeney is a passable platoon partner. Adrian Gonzalez is starting to hit again, though it remains to be seen if he’ll ever figure out how to hit a ball out of Fenway Park. Dustin Pedroia is the heart of this team- perhaps its best hitter, almost certainly its best fielder and allegedly a leader in the clubhouse. Mike Aviles has hit for some power and provided surprisingly good defense at short. While Middlebrooks has a lot of room to grow in terms of defense and patience, we know he can hit.

veloped, to the tune of 17 first-half home runs. Kelly Shoppach has been above average on both sides of the ball.

Almost any trade deadline pickup would be a relief upgrade over Matt Albers, but a swap may not be necessary to exile him. Bailey is due back soon and may assume the closer role. Melancon hasn’t given up a run or walked a batter in his last 10-plus innings, and has struck out 10 over that time. A bullpen of Bailey, Alfredo Aceves, Morales, Scott Atchison, Vicente Padilla, and Melancon could be very effective down the stretch.

That leaves the rotation, naturally, as the target of an upgrade, and it certainly

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Here’s a vote for the status quo. Ellsbury is back in the fold and should put a charge into the offense. Crawford doesn’t inspire maximum confidence, with multiple body parts in various states of repair, but Nava is a good fourth outfielder and

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Cape Elizabeth football is holding youth clinics over the next few months. There will be four sessions of three-hours each at Hannaford Field. The cost is $100 for all four sessions or $30 as a drop-in fee. The cost includes a T-shirt. The sessions run Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. FMI,

Southern Maine Community College is accepting nominations for its upcoming Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The deadline is Wednesday. The committee will review all nominations after that date and then make announcement on the 2012 induction class. To nominate an individual or team, email or The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.

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Red Sox from page 15 would be nice to see Greinke or Hamels in a Red Sox uniform, but are we sure such a move is necessary? Neither Jon Lester nor Josh Beckett has pitched as well as expected, but both are keeping the walks down and pitching better than

their ERAs indicate. The only option is to keep throwing those guys out every fifth day and hoping for shades of past glory. Buchholz, once the worst pitcher in baseball, hasn’t had a disastrous outing in almost two months, and his strikeout and walk rates are both trending in the right direction. Felix Doubront has been serviceable and represents the future, so



there’s no sense in moving him from the rotation. That leaves the fifth spot, currently occupied by Daisuke Matsuzaka, as the only variable. While Matsuzaka’s newspaper stats (0-3, 6.65 ERA) look ugly, he’s striking out more batters than he has since 2009 and walking fewer than ever. If he can keep the ball in the park,

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he can be the fifth starter on a contending staff. If he can’t, Morales can step in as a starter and Andrew Miller or Rich Hill can get lefties out in the bullpen.

It would be naive to assume that the Red Sox play the second half in perfect health after the perfect storm of injuries that derailed their first half. That said, their roster is built to contend for a championship, and there is a better plan B in place than there was last year, when the team had no answer for Buchholz’s absence late in the year.

Trading for a starter could add a win or two, but this team is probably a favorite to win one of the two Wild Cards if the stars stay healthy and a train wreck if they don’t. Depleting the farm system to pick up another high-priced pitcher who may not survive in the brutal AL East might make little difference in the short term and slow progress in the long term.

Change has been a dirty word for the 2012 Red Sox. Let’s keep things the same and see if a few healthy players can lead the way to October baseball.

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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.

We Shall Rise, performances hosted by resurgem collective, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.

Studio Selection2, Spindleworks, through Aug. 5, Topsham Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 7258820.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.

Saturday 7/28

The Somali Immigrant Experience in Maine, runs through June 30, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 7255242.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” 7:30 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.

Poetry contest, open to Falmoutharea poets, $1,000 grand prize, July 31 deadline, Casting call for Portland area high school students, for educational media campaign, email fmi:

Books & Authors 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,, suggested $10 students/suggested $25 adults.

Monday 7/23 “How to be a Better Birder,” Derek Lovitch, 7-8 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307.

Tuesday 7/24 “The O’Briens,” Peter Behrens, 6 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Thursday 7/26 John MacDoald’s “Maine Trivia: A Storyteller’s Useful Guide to Useless Information,” 5:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 x 231. “The People’s Pension,” Eric Laursen, 5:30- 7 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., 441-8007. “The People’s Pension,” Eric Laursen, 1-2:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 441-8007.

Galleries Creatures and Critters, Richard

Boyd Art Gallery, runs through July 29, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island,

by appointment, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth,

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, runs through August 5, MECA, 552 Congress St., Portland, 800-6991509.

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, 774-1822, $2-$7.

Tim Christiansen: Animals, runs through July 28, Gleason Fine Arts, 545 Congress St., Portland, 6995599.


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Landscapes, inaugural exhibition, 5-8 p.m., Macpage LLC, 30 Long Creek Dr., South Portland, 5233381.

Tommy Bazarian, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland,

Monday 7/23 Free Exhibit of Maine and Japan’s History, through July 30, Merrill Auditorium Lobby, in conjunction with PORTopera’s Madama Butterfly, 20 Myrtle St., Portland,

Weekday Music Series: Stan Davis, 12 p.m., Post Office Park, 772-6828.

Saturday 7/21 Michael Kelly Blanchard, 6:15 p.m., show and dinner, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St.,

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Wednesday 7/25

Fresh Art Show & Sale, 6-8 p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Don Campbell Trio, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mill Creek Park, South Portland, 767-7650.

Saturday 7/28

Matisyahu & the Dirty Heads, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, 800-745-3000, $30 advance/$35 day of.

Fresh Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Sunday 7/29 Fresh Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Museums Maine Landscapes by Frederic Church, runs through Sept. 30, Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148. Portland: Capturing a Changing Neighborhood, Rush Brown, July 19 through Sept. 10, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, 400-7510. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s summer exhibit, Summer Transportation: From Horse to Horseless, is open Sundays through Aug. 19 from 1-4 p.m. or

Sunset Folk: Brad Strause, 7:45 p.m., Western Promenade, Portland, 756-8275.

Thursday 7/26 Artists of Tomorrow, 2 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700. Chandler’s Band Concert, 7 p.m., Eastern Promenade, Portland, 7568275.

Shanna Underwood, 7 p.m.,Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.

Mid Coast Auditions/Calls for Art Centennial Hall Annual Show, 20 % commission on sales, originals only, call: 833-6260 or 442-7005. Spindleworks is looking for entries for “tiny” to be exhibited at Whatnot Gallery, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick. Contact Liz McGhee for specific information on size requirements or other questions, 725-8820 or emcghee@iaofmaine. org.

Books & Authors Let’s Talk About It registration now open for discussion groups, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, each group is limited to 25 people, begins June 13 and runs 5 weeks, 443-5141 ext. 12.

Galleries A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin in Time and Place,” July 13 through Sept. 16, Bowdoin Col-

Sunday 7/22 Tuscany to Pompeii, and Beyond, opening and tea, 1-5 p.m., Gallery at Widgeon Cafe, Rte. 123, Harpswell, 833-6081.

Music Wednesday 7/25 Music on the Mall: Apple Scruffs, 6-8 p.m., the mall downtown, Brunswick, 729-4439.

Thursday 7/26 Frontiers of Music, 7 p.m., Frontier Restaurant, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Sunday 7/29 Summer Hymn Series, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5342. The Campbells, 6:30 p.m., Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 389-2259.



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“Guys and Dolls,” 7 p.m., Midcoast Youth Theater, Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham, 233-3899, $10 adults/$8 students and seniors.

Friday 7/27

“Guys and Dolls,” 7 p.m., Midcoast Youth Theater, Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham, 233-3899, $10 adults/$8 students and seniors.

Sock Hop Dinner & Dance, 4-8 p.m., Winship Green Nursing Center, 51 Winship St., Bath, 443-9772, $6.

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‘Madama Butterfly’ in Portland, bluegrass in Brunswick By Scott Andrews No fewer than four singers from New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera will be appearing next week in PORTopera’s 2012 mainstage production of “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment. PORTopera’s artistic director Dona D. Vaughn directs the stage action, while Stephen Lord returns to conduct the orchestra. You might think it’s the good old days at the Grand Ole Opry at White’s Beach in Brunswick this weekend. The annual White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival, which showcases mostly Maine singers and ensembles in an alfresco setting, runs July 20-22.

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the musical department, conductor Stephen Lord has been widely acclaimed for his operatic work and has worked in the pit for several prior PORTopera productions. All of the musicians are professionals, including many members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. PORTopera presents “Madama Butterfly” at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall for two 7:30 p.m. performances, July 25 and 27. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

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‘Madama Butterfly’ A heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment: That’s the quick take on “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera. With its gripping libretto and gorgeous melodies, “Madama Butterfly” has fascinated audiences for more than a century. PORTopera, Maine’s only resident company producing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, presents “Madama Butterfly” at Merrill Auditorium July 25 and 27. The opera will be sung in its original Italian, with English supertitles projected above the stage. “Madama Butterfly” debuted in Italy in 1904. The story is wholly fictional, but it reflects contemporaneous events and interests at the turn of the 20th century. At that time the United States was emerging as a world power, particularly via the U.S. Navy’s growing presence in the Pacific Ocean. Europe was fascinated by Japanese art and culture about that time. “Madama Butterfly” takes place in early 20th century Japan and represents a clash of American and Japanese values. The tragedy is set up when indulgent, carefree U.S. Navy Lt. Pinkerton casually marries a naive geisha, Cio-Cio San, although he fully intends to marry a “real” American wife once he returns to the U.S. The American consul, Sharpless, warns that his young Japanese bride may not take her vows so lightly, but Pinkerton ignores him. Pinkerton and Cio-Cio San savor their love – until he leaves for the U.S. and deserts her for three years. Despite pleas from Sharpless and her maid Suzuki, Cio-Cio San remains tirelessly and desperately devoted to her absent husband, believing that he will return some day. When Pinkerton does return he’s got his “real” American wife in tow, and tragedy follows. For PORTopera’s production, stage director Dona D. Vaughn (she’s also the organization’s longtime artistic director) has picked four singers with major experience in the New York’s Metropolitan Opera, this country’s flagship company. The coveted title role will be sung by Inna Los, praised for her round soprano voice with luscious, silvery upper register. Los reprises the role of Cio-Cio San after two critically acclaimed performances with Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival and Opera New Jersey. Originally from Moldova, Los began

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Inna Los sings the starring role of Cio-Cio San in Opera New Jersey’s recent production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Los will be reprising her role in PORTopera’s upcoming production of the heartbreaking tale of love and abandonment, with performances July 25 and 27 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

singing professionally in 2004 with the Vienna State Opera. After numerous appearances with various European companies, she made her American debut with Opera New Jersey in 2011. Los joined the Met for its 2011 productions of “Faust,” “La Boheme” and “Otello.” As Pinkerton, Adam Diegel boasts a tenor voice characterized by powerful top notes and a reputation for dramatic performances. Plus his handsome visage and dashing appearance promise to exasperate audiences: How can such a callous cad look so good? A native of Tennessee, Diegel is an up-and-coming singer with the Met, engaged for this past season in “Das Rheingold,” “Nabucco” and “Madama Butterfly.” Mezzo soprano Heather Johnson also comes to PORTopera following an illustrious season with the Met. The native Minnesotan made her Met debut in the Summer Recital Series. Following her dramatic portrayal of Cio-Cio San’s maid Suzuki, Johnson will return to New York for the Met’s production of “The Enchanted Island.” Johnson has performed with PORTopera in the past, as Hansel in the 2010 production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Johnson was also one of PORTopera’s Young Artists while a student at the University of Southern

Maine. Plus, she has sung several times with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. As consul Sharpless, Vaughn selected Edward Parks, a young charmer with a hauntingly emotive baritone voice. Parks graduated from the Met’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program (directed by Vaughn) before making his debut in its 2009-2010 season. He has since appeared in several performances with the Met, including Puccini’s “La Fancuilla del West.” I’m a huge fan of PORTopera, and I particularly admire Vaughn’s emphasis on believable staging and credible characters, featuring artists who are equally comfortable as singers and actors. In

Old-time country music performed by your neighbors on the front porch: That’s the big idea behind one of Maine’s smallest bluegrass festivals, happening July 20-22 in Brunswick. White’s Beach Bluegrass Festival, now in its 15th season, features mostly Maine bands who perform on a stage built to resemble a front porch from days of yore. The venue is White’s Beach campground on Durham Road. The stage schedule runs Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday. Informal field picking is continuous throughout the three days. Most of the bands are from Maine. These include Cliff Randall Band, Back to Basics, Cribstone Bridge, Back Woods Road, Grasshoppers and Bobby & Ted. If there’s any star of the weekend, it’s Ted DeMille, a versatile guitarist and singer from Bath who is also a superb songwriter. Some years ago DeMille emerged as the leading figure in North Star. When North Star disbanded, he continued with a partnership with fiddling phenom Erica Brown. At White’s Beach, DeMille appears as the lead singer/emcee with Cribstone Bridge and as half of Bobby & Ted. The other half? Mandolinist Bobby St. Pierre hails from Harpswell; he has been a musical partner with DeMille in both North Star and Bits and Pieces. I’m also quite fond of Back to Basics, a Midcoast band that boasts a number of very funny original songs. Cliff Randall Band, from Gardiner, specializes in oldtime country music -- not just bluegrass. I’ve heard a number of their MP3s, and they’re very impressive. As with all alfresco festivals, bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Call the campground at 729-0415.

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

Greater Portland Benefits Thursday 7/28 Sgt. Johnsey and Sgt. Betters Benefit Memorial Ride, 9:15 a.m., registration, 11 a.m. ride, Parker’s Restaurant, 1349 Washington Ave., Portland, jrob@portlandmaine. gov, $20 per bike/$5 per passenger.

Bulletin Board Clam Festival, Yarmouth, many events and locations, July 20-22, A Time of Peace, every third Tuesday of the month, 12-1 p.m., State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland, 774-6396. Drum Circle, every third Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Museum of African Art and Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland.

Saturday 7/21 South Portland High School Class of ‘77 Reunion, 7-12 p.m., J.P. Thornton’s, Broadway, South Portland, 632-4058. Super Reunion Dance, Classes 62-71, 9:30-11 p.m., NYA Tent, Clam Festival, Yarmouth, nrichardsto@

Tuesday 7/24 Storytelling Workshop: West End, 6-8:30 p.m., Maine Historical

Meetings Cape Elizabeth

Tue. 7/24Zoning Board of Appeals (canceled)


Thu. 7/26 7:30 p.m. Sanitary District


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Mon. 7/23City Council Workshp (canceled) Tue. 7/24 7 p.m. Planning Board Wed. 7/25Board of Appeals (canceled)

Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

Wednesday 7/25 Storytelling Workshop: Bayside, 6-8:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

Thursday 7/26 Babysitter Certification, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681, $110. Storyteller John MacDonald, 5:30 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822.

Saturday 7/28 Basic Conservation Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spirits Alive, Eastern Cemetary, Portland, preregistration, ec.stonegroup@gmail. com, $10. Blue Point Congregational

Planning board from page 2 Rick Mahoney said they are worried about increased traffic and illicit park visitors. Karen Tanguay told the board a slate of Saturday games might draw more than 100 vehicles at a time, but suggested expanded parking on adjacent streets and use of a path through the woods to the park could alleviate congestion and overflow parking on her street. The neighbors are also facing the construction of a nearby 30-lot subdivision that would double the number of residences in the area, and Mahoney said his love of sports could not override his concern about too much traffic on Tenney Lane. He said he might support expanded parking if there were a written promise it would not lead to more games being scheduled at the field. Wayne Tanguay called expanded parking “not worth the time or cost” and estimated the project required cutting down about 2,100 square feet of woodlands, removing a natural sound barrier for neighbors. He added the work would create construction traffic and noise. Jasper said a new parking area close to the back edge of the park would draw more people after dark when the park is closed, and added she already feels less safe walking through the park than in the past. The neighbors added they support youth sports and said Thompson and club members have worked hard to limit traffic impact by blocking no-parking areas with cones and using Police Department Explorers to control traffic at games. A day after the meeting, Gullifer was at Wiley Recreational Park, counting spaces and thinking about where a new gate re-


Church UCC Summer Fair, 9 a.m.- 2p.m., 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.

Call for Volunteers Free volunteer training, 21 hour program, in July, Sept., and Oct., Beacon Hospice Center, 54 Atlantic Place, 772-0929. Big Brother Big Sister seeking runners for Beach to Beacon, contact:773-5437. TD Beach to Beacon needs volunteers for race day. For more information or to register as a volunteer visit volunteer. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit for more information. CASA child advocacy volunteers needed, email: CASA@sourts.

stricting night traffic could be installed. Because there is one home just outside the parking area, the end of Tenney Lane cannot be blocked. Gullifer said expanding the parking, which involves re-striping existing spaces or call 287-5403. Committee Members Needed for the annual Shop Falmouth event. If interested or for more information call Anne Theriault at 838-3244 or visit

Southern Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573, $5-9.

Sunday 7/29

Help Someone Write Their Business Success Story, become a SCORE volunteer, 772-1147.

Ice Cream Social, 6-7 p.m, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 CHurch St., Scarborough, 883-2814.

International Cultural Exchange Services seeking families to host a foreign exchange student, 83833868.

Garden & Outdoors

Maine Audubon’s Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center needs volunteers. Canoe tours, sales, canoe rentals and odd jobs. Call: 883-5700.

Portland Rugby Club, training and auditions, through June and July, 329-3630.

RSVP needs volunteers 55 and older to work in a Scarborough assisted living home. For more information call 396-6521.

One-on-One Computer and Facebook Training, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, registration required: 871-1700 x 708.

Dining Out Friday 7/20 Mimosa Morning, 8:30-10 a.m., open to women, 19 Oaks, Custom Sales Team, Illuminated Life, Zapoteca Restaurant, 505 Fore St., Portland,, $25.

Saturday 7/21 Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., West Scarborough, United Methodist Church, Route 1, Scarborough, 883-2814, $3 children/$8 adults.

Getting Smarter

Tuesday 7/24 SCORE Workshop: Writing a Business Plan, 6-9 p.m., Portland SCORE, 100 Middle St., Portland, 772-1147, $35.

Thursday 7/26 Computer Training Workshop, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.

Health & Support

Wednesday 7/25

Saturday 7/21

Stuffed Peppers and Salad, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland,, $16.

Natural Compassion: Meditation Retreat, Lama Willa Miller, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m., Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St., Portland, 773-6809, $75.

Saturday 7/28 Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange #9, 13 Elm St., Freeport, 8563363, $3 children/$7 adults.

Sunday 7/22 Maine Essential Tremer Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., MMC

and building more, does not require council approval. But he is heeding the Planning Board advice. “We are going to meet (and) try to figure out the best scenario,” he said. Board member Cory Fellows noted the


Scarborough Learning Re source Center, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough, 510-1402.

Just for Seniors

Cards & Coffee, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 800-427-7411, ext. 521.

Kids and Family

Preschool Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. July 24, and 31, children ages 3-5, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, 871-1700.

Wednesday 7/25

Wayne from Maine, kids show, 11 a.m., Royal River Park, Yarmouth, 846-2406.

Thursday 7/26

USM Chemistry Club, kids concert, 12:30 p.m., Deering Oaks Park, bandstand, Portland, 756-8275.

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process had practically started Monday. “A neighborhood meeting was almost breaking out here,” he said. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow him on Twitter: @ DavidHarry8.

Board approves Lighthouse Inn expansion plan SCARBOROUGH — Planning Board member Cory Fellows said Monday he is very familiar with plans by Nicholas and Peter Truman to expand their condominiums on Pine Point. “We’ve been through this with a fine-tooth comb several times,” he said before joining the unanimous vote approving a plan five years in the making. The project both increases the size and reduces the number of units at the Lighthouse Inn, which is on King Street as it merges with Pine Point Road. A third floor will be added to the main building and adjacent office space will be converted to living space. In the main building, the available 21 units will become seven, three-story units. Although the units have been classified as condominiums since 2007, the Trumans now rent them because none of them have been sold. Peter Truman said the brothers are finalizing construction plans and hope to begin work in the fall. Planning Board members offered few comments before voting on the plan, except to suggest two parking

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An expansion project at the Lighthouse Inn on Pine Point in Scarborough received final Planning Board approval Monday night. Owners Peter and Nicholas Truman will add a third floor to the main structure and convert adjacent office space to a condominium. The Trumans hope work will begin in late fall.

spaces closest to the condominium entrance be reserved for delivery trucks in business hours and condominium guests in the evenings. The

spaces will be in the open because the condominium gate will be moved back 20 feet from the street. — David Harry

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Remaining Thomas Memorial Library tours • Wednesdays: 10:30-11 a.m.: Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3. • Tuesdays: 7-7:30 p.m.: Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9. • Wednesdays: 2-2:30 p.m.: Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17. • Saturdays: 11-11:30 a.m.: July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27. safety standards because it houses flammable material, Scherma said. The library also has just six public-access computers, with four short on working space, Scherma said. Despite all its inadequacies and Frankenstein-like appearance, the library still gets plenty of use. “It’s the heartbeat of the town,” said resident Ellen LeMaistre, who visits the library two or three times a week. “It has a wonderful program for kids and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.” But some residents are worried about the financial impact of voting to approve a large project like the library. Eastman Road resident Mary Stephen said she doesn’t mind the current state of the library, but thinks it needs accessibility improvements. “We love our library; it’s a great resource for us,” she said. “I just don’t know what the impact on our taxes would be. I’d really have to think about it.”

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Ellen LeMaistre leaves Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth with a book, Wednesday, July 18. She said the library needs renovations and that she will vote to approve the $6 million bond for a new library in November.

Town Manager Mike McGovern said if voters OK the new library, it would not be a huge tax burden because the town would be retiring other debts around the same time. The new library design preserves the Pond Cove School and adds a new twostory addition. The design also provides an open floor plan, upgrades technology, adds meeting space, and has an option for a coffee nook. It also preserves the historic school house. In the meantime, repairs are still needed. In a July 17 memo to the Town Council, McGovern called for immediate safety repairs to porch railings and doors on the oldest part of the library, and for walkway repairs and spot painting on the building

Jay Scherma, director at Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, looks into the crowded book sale closet in the children’s room of the library, Wednesday, July 18. A $6 million bond to build a new library will be on the ballot in November.

connecting the two library sections. “Updating the library needs to be one of the highest priorities of the town,” he said in a subsequent interview. “I don’t think we want to invest in a Rube Goldberg-type contraption.” LeMaistre said she hopes the town will vote to approve the new library in November. “If we don’t support this, it’s sad,” she said. “It would be a crime to see it not expand.” Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff follow him on Twitter: @W_c_Graff.

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from page 10 offers two stories of open space and thousands of feet to build sets, hang lights and create a world within a world for filming commercials or features. The sides and corners of the building offer space for offices, wardrobe rooms, production booths, and storage for short- and long-term use by production companies. Matheson is also on hand to lend expertise or swing a hammer. Acreage outside provides room for outdoor filming that fits Mathson’s skills. “I could go outside here and build a fourstory structure on scaffolding,” he said. “Of course, it would take special permitting.” Matheson said “Backgammon” was shot by Fischer Productions, a Utah-based company lured to Maine to film a $1.2 million production. 4While not a bad start, Matheson consid-

ers it a fraction of the money larger film companies will bring to Maine, given the right tax incentives and production facilities. When the companies come, Matheson said the building will also provide opportunities for very talented Mainers to work locally instead of travelling all over the country, and tangible benefits for local economies serving film crews. Revising the tax code to match incentives offered in states like Massachusetts or Louisiana is less an immediate goal for Matheson than getting the roof repaired in time for winter. “We need plumbing, roofing and electrical estimates to go forward,” he said. Creating the lease took nearly three years as Matheson, his partners and city councilors wrangled over the final details as the site was rezoned.


City efforts to repair the armory facade stalled when the Maine Office of Community Development did not award a $100,000 grant that would have been matched by funds from the city’s tax increment finance district around the Hannaford Bros. store at Mill Creek. “We haven’t moved towards looking for further funding at this time,” City Manager James Gailey said. He said city officials are aware of leak problems and are in “very preliminary talks with the tenant” about funding repairs. While he has sought new investors, Matheson said he has been able to make the monthly $550 rent payments. When he finds renters for planned offices and sound and video editing areas, 60 percent of those rents will go to the city on the stipulation that 40 percent of what the city receives will be dedicated to building maintenance and repair. While it has been a daunting year, Matheson said he is undeterred.


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summer 2010, using economic stimulus funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Shortly after the installations began, consumers including Friedman and Scarborough residents Elisa Boxer-Cook and Suzanne Foley-Ferguson raised questions about the health and security risks posed by meters transmitting customer information via a wireless grid. Moratoriums on installations were passed by town councils in Bath, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough as separate complaints were filed with the commission. The complaints were eventually combined for the commission to hear. Carroll said about 8,000 customers have opted out of the program. The utility initially balked at allowing customers to choose not to have the meters installed, but was ordered by the PUC in January 2011 to create an opt-out plan. Customers who want to keep their old meters must pay an initial $40 fee and $12 monthly. Customers who want the wireless transmission capability of a new meter

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disabled must pay an initial $20 fee and $10.50 monthly. In the opinion written by Justice Jon Levy, the state’s highest court agreed the PUC ignored its legal responsibility to ensure CMP was safely and reasonably delivering power by taking no stance on the safety of the new meters. Commission lawyers Jordan McColman and Catherine Connors argued during the May 10 court hearing that the PUC was allowed to dismiss Friedman’s complaint because it had already resolved questions about smart meter safety in earlier hearings that created the opt-out plans. The court disagreed, saying “(the PUC) may have considered, to a limited extent, the health and safety issues Friedman raised, but it did not resolve those issues.” But the court ruled against the plaintiffs’ claims the PUC violated the Fourth, Fifth and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution and Article I of the Maine Constitution

by allowing CMP to install the meters against the wishes of its customers. Friedman said he was disappointed the court ruled against the broader questions of property rights, especially because Levy’s opinion said the PUC was not the venue to decide Constitutional questions. “It was a small step forward in the right direction. I don’t think the court could have done anything less,” Friedman said, adding he is disappointed the court did not require a stay of opt-out fees charged by CMP. When the commissioners consider the smart meter safety questions, Friedman said he hopes their decision will lead to a total recall of the meters. “If there is conflicting evidence, how can you possibly ensure safety?,” he said. “There is plenty of precedent in history for recalling unsafe products.” The PUC hearing will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. at 101 Second St. in Hallowell. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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