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Vol. 10, No. 31
News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth
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Beach to Beacon: Earth, Day One already winners By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — The 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race will take place Saturday, Aug. 6. The race is an opportunity for 6,000 runners of all abilities to participate with world-class athletes in a race founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson in 1997, and made possible by thousands of volunteers and staff. Each year race organizers strive to increase recycling, streamline registration and honor an organization with a sizable donation. This year, Day One will receive a $30,000 cash donation from TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation. Day One is a a nonprofit organization that has been providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and after-care programs for Maine youth for more than 30 years. Runners are encouraged to arrive at the start line on Route 77 by 6:30 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic. For those showing support, roadside parking is not allowed and race officials See page 26
By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors could soon join middle schoolers in receiving taxpayer-purchased iPads. At a special workshop late Monday night, the council discussed a proposal from City Manager Jim Gailey to go paperless by purchasing iPads for
each of the seven councilors. The iPads would allow councilors to go paperless, give them easier access to their city email, and reduce the amount of time staff would have to spend compiling information packets for councilors. But there also is the possibility residents will think councilors
are just getting new toys. By all accounts, councilors go through lots of paper. Every week, they receive three-ring binders full of orders, proposals, position papers, attachments and plans. These packets are printed and put together by the city clerk’s office or the city manager’s office. Some documents
are printed for each councilor three times: once for a workshop meeting, once for a first reading and once again for final approval. The packet for Monday’s 4 1/2-hour meeting, which Gailey described as “light” in content, See page 15
House candidates give Cape voters plenty to ponder
By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — The candidates in the House District 121 special election displayed significant differences of opinion on several issues Wednesday night in a forum organized by Cape Elizabeth High School students. Democratic candidate Kim Monaghan-Derrig and Republican candidate Nancy Thompson answered questions posed by Inside: Monaghan-Derrig, Thompson on the issues. Page 4.
old pier couldn’t handle trucks, fishermen had to load their gear onto the floats from the shore at low tide. As the tide rose, gear could be hauled from the floats to boats. But if the tide didn’t go
the members of the Advanced Placement government class, the audience and residents watching on cable TV who wanted to call in from home. The District 121 seat represents the northern portion of town. It became available when former Rep. Cynthia Dill, DCape Elizabeth, won a special election in May to fill a vacancy in Senate District 7, representing South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and a portion of Scarborough. The special election to fill the House seat was set for August because of a special legislative session scheduled for September to discuss congressional redistricting. High school senior Charlotte
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A visitor strolls on the old Pine Point municipal pier, left, next to the recently completed fish pier, on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The old pier is still usable by pedestrians and recreational fishermen, Scarborough Marine Resource Officer David Corbeau said. The view of Scarborough’s new, $800,000 Pine Point Fish Pier, below, from one of the floats. A yellow one-ton jib crane, which fishermen use to haul bait, fuel, traps and catch, can be seen on the pier.
New pier means more fishing for Scarborough fleet By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — Pine Point’s fishing fleet has a modern, new pier, built next to the 40-year-old decaying structure it replaced. It’s been a nine-year process to replace the old municipal pier, which was described as “obsolete” and “in total disrepair” by Marine Resource Officer David Corbeau, who many know as the
harbormaster. The old pier was intended for pedestrian traffic only, so it’s not wide enough to provide vehicle access to boats. It was built by the town in 1971, when only 15 commercial fishermen worked from Pine Point. Today more than 30 commercial fishermen, mostly in lobstering, work off the pier. Corbeau said that because the
INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................21 Community Calendar......18 Meetings.........................18
Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................7 Out & About....................17 People & Business.........16
Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................26 School Notebook............ 11 Sports.............................13
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New principal takes over at South Portland High School By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland High School has a new principal. James Holland received unanimous approval for the job Monday from the School Board. Holland has been principal at Livermore Falls High School for one year. He replaces Jeanne Crocker, who after 13 years at SPHS is taking a position with the Maine Principal’s Association. Before becoming principal at Livermore Falls, Holland was assistant principal at Cony High School in Augusta for six years. In 2009 he was nominated
for Assistant Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals Association. He previously taught science at Cony for 18 years. Holland and his wife are in the process of moving to a new home in Freeport, and he said he expects to be moved in by the time school starts. He has already taken up office hours and invites students, parents and community members to stop in anytime. “I’m really anxious to meet students,” Holland said in an interview. “I’ve met a few already, but there aren’t a lot of kids around in the summer.” continued page 28
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News briefs Cape council to review pathway plan CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of the Shore Road Pathway is gaining momentum, with town staff working to wrap up loose ends. According to an Aug. 4 memorandum from Town Manager Michael McGovern to the Town Council, a project agreement for the pathway has been signed, the Maine Department of Transportation has been given authorization to make final arrangements leading up to construction and Safe Access for Everyone has donated $104,500 to the town for the public portion of local fundraising.
Councilors on Monday, Aug. 8, are expected to discuss a permanent sidewalk easement and temporary construction easement from Key Bank. The town is close to obtaining the final easement needed from a private property owner near Pond Cove, and discussions with the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust on a reduced impact alternative are continuing. Councilors are also expected to discuss proposed amendments to the purchasing procedures and receive a progress report from the Future Open Space Committee. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall chambers.
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Base work for transit hub to begin in South Portland By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — Base construction and sewer separation necessary for the planned Mill Creek Transit Hub are slated to begin in less than two weeks. Councilors on Monday approved a $560,000 bid from Maietta Industries of Scarborough to do the work in the Knightville-Mill Creek area. The work is part of a multi-phased plan for several city departments and utilities to combine efforts to reduce how often sidewalks and streets must be ripped up. The first phase, expected to begin Aug. 15 and be complete by Nov. 15, includes reconstruction of the City Hall parking lot; reconstruction of curbs and sidewalk on the east side of Ocean Street between Hinckley Drive and the end of the City Hall parking lot; new pavement, sidewalks and driveway aprons on both sides of Ocean Street south of Hinckley Drive to Broadway; and sewer separation on Thomas Street and a small section of Ocean Street at the intersection with Thomas. City Manager Jim Gailey said he was unsure whether any major traffic routes would be completely blocked. “Traffic will be delayed somewhat, but we haven’t received the traffic plan from the contractor as of yet,” Gailey said. “I don’t see us closing off Ocean Street, but we may close off Thomas Street.” Sewer separation is dividing sewage and storm-water runoff systems to prevent the overflow that can lead to sewage being dumped into Casco Bay or the
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Fore River through a combined sewer overflow. Before undertaking sewer separation projects, South Portland had 28 such overflows. That number has since dropped to five. The work involves the Public Works Department, Transportation Department and Water Resource Protection Department. The directors of each department decided to come together for the project in order to reduce duplication of effort. “It made sense to do the sewer separation now so that we wouldn’t have to tear everything up twice,” said Brad Weeks, city engineer with Water Resource Protection.
There are dozens of so-called combined catch basins in the area that empty into the sewer system. If more than 2 inches of rain fall in a short period of time, Weeks said the system overflows into Casco Bay. While there is no CSO in Knightville, the system is attached to a trunk line that carries the overflow to one near the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Ferry Village. When all phases of the transit hub plan are complete, the Water Resource Protection Department will have removed 43 combined catch basins, Weeks said.
The work planned for the parking lot behind City Hall includes paving the unpaved portion and increasing permeable cover, said Dan Riley, senior project manager at Sebago Technics, who will oversee the project for the city. That means installing features like concrete pavers with sand joints, and depressed landscape areas to filter out storm water before it enters the new, separated system. The lot will have 43 striped parking spaces, which might mean fewer cars will fit than in the unpaved, unstriped lot continued page 19
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By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — Two candidates are competing in a special election on Tuesday, Aug. 16, to represent House District 121 in the state Legislature. Democrat Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig and Republican Nancy Thompson are both active in the community. They are long-time residents, come from large families and have volunteered in the school system. Both candidates said they support education and feel strongly about Maine’s environment. But they disagree on various decisions made in the last legislative session. The winner will complete the term vacated by Cynthia Dill, a Cape Elizabeth
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Issues from previous page opposes the repeal of same-day voter registration. She said it disenfranchises the elderly, the young, the disabled and young families. On the environment, where LePage has said he is “all for conservation (and) against preservation,” Monaghan-Derrig said conservation, preservation and development are not interchangeable. “I totally oppose the elimination of the Land Use Regulation Commission and don’t think that (LePage’s) views on preservation and conservation are in sync with the views of what real environmental conservation means,” she said. “In his mind it means rolling back environmental laws and letting companies come in and discharge wherever they want and abandon easements. No, I don’t see eye to eye at all on his views with the environment.” Monaghan-Derrig said she will work to encourage economic development through jobs, education, the environment and equal rights for all, including marriage equality, women’s right to choose and voter rights. “These are issues that are very sensitive to people and they feel very strong-
ly about their rights,” she said. Monaghan-Derrig said people want a representative who will clearly represent their views. “I think that I have a working knowledge of the state of Maine, its geography, its people, its counties, and I’ll be able to bring that understanding to Augusta,” she said.
Nancy Thompson Thompson, 52, is a resident of Pine Ridge Road, married and the mother of five children. She has lived in Cape Elizabeth for 25 years and works at Living Wealth Partners insurance company in Portland. She attended Boston College and graduated from Katherine Gibbs business school in New York. Thompson has no Thompson previous political experience. She was a board member of the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation from 2007 to 2010 and a school volunteer for 21 years. She taught religious education at St. Bartholomew’s Church for 12 years and was a member of the public school soccer, basketball and lacrosse boosters from 1995 to 2009.
Thompson founded the annual CEEF Thompson Award and the Cape Elizabeth High School Lacrosse Team Spirit Award in memory of her son Timmy, who died in 2004. She is the past president of the Junior League of Portland, where she has been a member for more than 20 years. She is a volunteer trainer at the Portland Police Department in the trauma intervention program and serves on the advisory council of the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program. She is an executive board member and vice president elect at the Center for Grieving Children. Thompson said the first legislative session under LePage’s leadership was very successful. She said she supports the LePage agenda and was impressed by the bipartisan support his budget received. “(LePage) is looking at the state as he should be, as a business,” she said. “(Maine is) probably the worst state in the country for business, so it’s nice to get a business perspective.” Thompson said education is an important issue for her and having $200,000 cut from Cape Elizabeth’s state subsidy is disturbing. She said she will be present for every vote and work very hard to support school funding.
“It’s all about the kids and the support of the school system” she said. But Thompson said she also supports the establishment of charter schools and believes they will create a healthy competition. She said many students could benefit from charter schools, which have proved very successful elsewhere in the country. She said she also supports the elimination of same-day voter registration and tighter regulations on absentee ballots. She said residents have ample opportunity to register and vote before Election Day. “(Voting) is a right,” she said. “... But if you want to go ahead and do it, go in and register to vote two days in advance. It’s two days which alleviates a lot of pressure for these (town) clerks.” Thompson was adamant, even when reminded that the Maine Town and City Clerks Association opposed the change in the law and that Town Clerk Debra Lane said the earlier deadline for return of absentee ballots – not elmination of same-day registration – will provide the most relief for her office. Thompson said 43 other states don’t have same-day voter registration and
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Beyond the debt crisis, an opportunity for all of us By the time you read this, the United States will either have defaulted on its debt obligation or we will have cobbled together some last-minute plan that is more a desperate gambit than well-thought-out solution. Democrats and Republicans have coherent explanaShort tions for why the other party is responsible for our being in hock over our necks, about why each plan to raise the debt ceiling is or isn’t good, or honest or fair, or in the best interests of the country, and about why the other party is being unreasonable and irresponsible and just playing politics in anticipation of the 2012 election. According to the Democrats, the Republicans are to Halsey Frank blame for our annual deficits and staggering debt. The GOP selfishly cut taxes on the wealthy, foolishly started a couple of unwinnable wars, and deregulated the financial industry, which invented a bunch of esoteric investment vehicles that led to the inflation and implosion of the housing bubble. That brought the world economy to its knees. Then the Republicans had the audacity to bail out the Wall Street institutions that caused the problem because they were supposedly too big to fail. Democrats argue that we can’t ignore the plight of Main Street and senior citizens during a recession and can afford to help them if we raise taxes and cut spending on things like national defense. Republicans counter that Democrats are responsible. They pulled the rug out from under the shah of Iran and stood by while the Ayatollah Khomeini returned from France. They ignored the gathering threat of radical Is-
lamic fundamentalism, thus allowing it to culminate in the attacks of Sept. 11. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are one-time expenditures necessary to clean up that mess. The housing bubble was caused by a Democratic decision to have Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make mortgages available to unqualified buyers. The stimulus and “Obamacare” are the latest examples of massive, unaffordable, ineffective and intrusive government programs that are driving us to ruin. Republicans argue that we have promised more than we can pay, cannot sustain the spending course we are on, and if we don’t cut spending now, we are destined for economic disaster and won’t be able to help anyone. There is some truth and fiction in both narratives and both are incomplete. We are all to blame to some degree. Including we the people. We deny painful realities, avoid difficult choices, and seek the easy way out. We tend not to thoughtfully plan and instead viscerally react. We don’t keep our resolutions. We are overextended at all levels: federal, state, local and personal. At their core, the two narratives reflect fundamental differences of opinion about the respective roles of government and individuals to provide for people’s welfare. Republicans prefer a smaller role for government and a larger role for individuals. Democrats seem to prefer the reverse. I am not sure that difference in values can be reasoned away. Fortunately, we have good institutions and processes to help us overcome our shortcomings and differences. But even they require some willingness to compromise in order to work. Especially when, as now, we are confronted with a crisis, our country is pretty evenly divided on how to address it, and that division is reflected in the lack of a governing majority in our representative government. I believe we are overextended and on an unsustainable course. We have to make big cuts, but thoughtfully and with an eye toward avoiding large, unanticipated transaction costs. To that end, the military base closure commis-
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sion may be a good model for a mechanism. Congress sets the general dollar goal and delegates the job of making specific, difficult cuts to a panel that is more insulated from political pressure. We have to start in the right direction and stay the course. Agree to make $.5 trillion of cuts in government spending. That’s less that the $4 trillion the credit rating agencies are seeking. The cuts will be difficult and painful. To get through them, we will need leadership and a willingness to work together and share the burden. We should try to make something positive out of it. We have just been through a binge of bling. It might not be bad to take the opportunity that the crisis offers to make some changes. As individuals, we could be less wasteful, less focused on material things, conserve our resources, get more involved in our community, and help our neighbors. Corporate America could engage in some self-discipline and moderate the wide disparity in its compensation structure. It could agree to some reasonable financial regulation. It could move away from disposable, homogenized culture. In the process of downsizing, government could revise the tax code so that it is simple and progressive, reform our immigration system so that there are two routes to legal status, merit and humanitarian. It could revitalize our cities, discourage urban sprawl and malls in favor of more sensible forms of urban planning. It could change the incentives on our transportation sector to favor the most efficient mode for each transportation need. It could institute two years of mandatory, universal public service after high school. With leadership and a willingness to cooperate and work together, we can weather this crisis and emerge renewed and improved. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.
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It’s getting harder to be heard in Harpswell We ask a lot of our local elected officials. We expect them to be know-it-alls on topics ranging from general assistance to residential zoning. We ask them to pinch pennies in multi-million-dollar budgets. They put in long hours, and usually don’t get paid much, if at all. And on Election Day, we’ll send them packing without as much as a thank you. But one of the least onerous things we ask of them is that they listen to us. Hear us out. Allow us to say what’s on our minds and get things off our chests. Besides placing topics on their agendas for full discussion, town councils and boards of selectmen usually provide public comment periods where residents can say what they want about any town issue, within limits of time, decency and respect for others; inappropriate, offensive, interruptive, or repetitive comments are usually off limits. When they do allow comments, councilors and selectmen don’t have to respond, or even pay attention (although it obviously serves us all if they do). All they have to do is sit there, wait out the few minutes each member of the public is typically allotted, and then move on to their regularly scheduled business. But that’s not the case recently in Harpswell, where the simple act of listening and showing respect for the public was too much for two of the town’s three selectmen. Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Elinor Multer and Selectman Alison S. Hawkes have apparently had enough of resident Robert McIntyre’s rants about School Administrative District 75. But instead of sitting there for a few minutes during their meetings and listening to him, or just ignoring his comments, they’ve now stopped him from speaking by invoking a questionable policy that allows the board to ban discussion of any topic the selectmen decide is too “controversial.” Not too long. Not offensive. Not inappropriate. But too “controversial.” “We have had, in my view, a more than adequate debate,” Multer said. Really? In a town where people have dickered for years in a questionable dispute about the border with Brunswick, Harpswell’s participation in SAD 75, with its tangible impact on finances and education, is too “controversial” to discuss? In our view, Multer is wrong. The ban she and Hawkes pushed through, over the dis-
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sent of Selectman James S. Henderson, unfairly targets McIntyre and looks like a blatant attempt to silence an opposing viewpoint. The policy amendment that Multer and Hawkes invoked was introduced only a year ago – by Multer, when a handful of town residents who opposed closing West Harpswell School, including McIntyre, kept raising the issue at board meetings. Hawkes and Multer both opposed the recent, unsuccessful referendum that would have advanced the process of withdrawal from the school district, while McIntyre supported it. But the margin of victory was narrow. Whether there is yet another referendum on SAD 75 will be decided by the town’s registered voters. The discussion shouldn’t be muted by a pair of selectmen who are tired of hearing an opposing viewpoint, and who in the process are sending a chilling message to anyone who may want to bring something “controversial” to the board’s attention. Zachary Heiden, legal director of the Maine Civil Liber-
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ties Union, said he found it troubling that “they would give themselves the power to ban controversial speech without defining what controversial means.” “This vague standard that the council is applying is without any real guidance, and the fact that the power to ban is content-based, those are all First Amendment red flags,” Heiden told The Forecaster’s Emily Guerin. Henderson, the dissenting selectman, got it right when he told Guerin a “small amount of irritation ... is definitely worth absorbing, as compared to appearing to be cutting off discussion of issues you don’t want to hear about.” Selectmen can ultimately dictate the terms of their own business meetings, including whether to allow public comment and to what extent. But once they decide they will listen to the public, and if they extend that courtesy to everyone else, it isn’t unreasonable to expect them to listen to people who disagree with them, too.
Doing the rest-area aerobics Summer means road trips. And, unavoidably, rest areas. I have driven all over the Northeast, and after having sampled a goodly number of rest-area restrooms, what I want to know is this: When did someone deNo Sugar cide that we would be better served if our hygiene were automated? Was it because not enough people were flushing the toilets at the Woodrow Wilson rest area on the New Jersey Turnpike? Were there naughty people in Vermont, vengefully turning on both the cold and hot faucets, and then bolting back to their Priuses? Recently, I had the pleasure of once again experiSandi Amorello encing the hellishly tedious round-trip drive to Connecticut, to meet up with my lovely mother, Louise, and perform the infamous “child exchange.” She had been entertaining Charles, and I needed to retrieve him, while simultaneously gifting her with his older sister, Ophelia. It was a hot day, and Ophelia and I kicked off our 11hour drive with a stop for iced coffee. Clearly not the smartest beverage choice, because by the onset of hour No. 3, we were making our second pit stop. After using the facilities, Ophelia and I met in front of a bank of white porcelain sinks. When she found me, I was already in the throes of my usual automated sink dance, waving my arms in a style reminiscent of Keith Lockhart as he conducts the Boston Pops. Or someone who had flunked out of mime school. As I stood there, trying unsuccessfully to make water spew from the faucet in front of me, and then going sink to sink, in a desperate attempt to get the soap
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suds off of my hands, Ophelia walked over to me, and with a look of utter disdain, said dryly, “Umm. Mom. Do you need some help with that?” Of course, just as my charmingly sarcastic daughter uttered those words, water came shooting out of the faucet like a geyser at Yosemite. Only to predictably and abruptly stop once again, forcing me to repeat the hand-waiving process until I had extracted a quantity of water sufficient to wash off all of the foamy soap. And don’t even get me started on the automatic toilets. Now, I know there is usually a button that you can push to flush the toilet manually, if the automated flushing feature fails. But much like the button that the president can push to launch a nuclear missile, this button obviously represents utter defeat, and should only be used in case of extreme emergency. It’s often red, to induce intimidation. So you’ve just used the toilet. Two things will generally transpire at this point: a) the toilet will automatically flush before you’ve had the chance to reach a full standing position, causing you to either be sucked back down by its gravitational pull and/or leaving your underpants soggy from the spray created by the force of the water as it violently departs the bowl, or b) you will stand up, get dressed, fix your hair, send a text message to a friend, compose a poem, and the toilet will still not have flushed. You will then do something resembling an aerobics routine, all in a sad attempt to convince your friend, the automated toilet, that it’s time to cooperate. Good luck with that. Assuming you’ve emerged victorious from the toilet situation, you must next navigate the sinks and towel dispensers. Or, worse yet, the driers. It’s the same old same old. More wild hand gesticulations, more orchestra conducting. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up with enough paper towels to dry adult-sized hands. Or you’ll get the air to blow – and hopefully not from a machine that dispenses it at a force equal to that of a rocket booster. I know many of these devices are designed to save our natural resources and perhaps, save us from ourselves, but really, I was much happier when I had to push the toilet lever with my foot, to make it flush in a sanitary fashion. My thighs got a good workout. And at least my underwear stayed dry. As usual, automated isn’t always better. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at email@example.com.
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South Portland food cupboard gives thanks We have been picking up leftover bread twice a week from Scratch Bakery for a number of years, and now with Bathras open next door, they, too, are donating leftover bread twice a week. We freeze the bread and thaw on Thursday morning for giving to clients. We thank both stores for their generous donations. Preble Street’s Maine Hunger Initiative “Farm to Pantry” program in Cumberland County has paired the cupboard with Jordan’s farm in Cape Elizabeth. Jordan’s Farm will be providing us with $1,500 of produce throughout the growing season. We have already started receiving this fresh produce and it is beautiful. We thank them all. We share food with between 50 and 80 different families a week. Donations are very much needed and welcome. We operate out of the basement of St. John the Evangelist Church, on Main Street in South Portland on Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call 874-0379. Sybil Riemensnider, director South Portland Food Cupboard
Yarmouth watershed trust appreciates column We at Royal River Conservation Trust would like to thank Ed Beem for recognizing one of our preserves in his column. We are excited and proud of the work that’s been done by our organization to conserve important working and natural landscapes of the Royal River watershed. We strive to protect places for generations to enjoy. In each case, we work to provide public access while respecting the rights of our neighbors as private landowners. We encourage your readers to call us or visit our website at www.rrct.org. There you can learn about our other properties and projects we are currently working on. Explore our properties throughout the watershed and support our efforts by becoming a member of RRCT. Merrie Woodworth, president, Royal River Conservation Trust, Yarmouth
Beem’s analysis is on target I should have written this letter years ago. Edgar Allen Beem rocks. Last week’s column on the future Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was another in a long line of outstanding, incisive works. I like The Forecaster, and mean no insult to it by saying this, but a writer of Beem’s caliber deserves a far broader forum. Knowing that his column is inside the paper each week, I make sure to pick up The Forecaster. Thank you, Mr. Beem. Steve McKelvey Scarborough
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The virtue of eating local When it comes to eating, I’m afraid I’m an indiscriminate omnivore. I’m the kind of guy who can’t tell the difference between Two Buck Chuck and Chateau Mouton Rothschild and doesn’t The Universal care. I scoff down hot dogs and burgers and fries. I’m an out and out haute cuisine philistine. Back in the 1970s, I was at a dinner party with some folks of far more culinary sophistication, so when the table talk turned to favorite meals, I assumed I would embarrass myself by confessing that my idea of a Edgar Allen Beem feast was (and is) lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, and blueberry pie. When my host, a wine snob and gourmet cook, pronounced his approval of my palate, it was the first time I became aware of the virtue that attaches to eating simple and local. Now, of course, eating local is all the rage. As a result, farmers markets, organic farms, backyard gardens, community gardens, and CSAs are sprouting up all over the landscape. Communitysupported agriculture is a model of agricultural sustainability that provides financial support for small local farms and fresh produce for the families that support them. It’s one of the best ideas going: consumers investing in farms, sharing both the risks and the rewards. This year, Carolyn purchased a three-quarter share in the summer harvest of Laughingstock Farm in Freeport. For $450, we get vegetables for 22 weeks. Usually she picks them up at the end of the week after work, but with Carolyn on vacation I took a trip out to Laughingstock Farm myself last week. I took our share in a big bag of Swiss chard, another of kale, an armful of cucumbers and a few summer squash. There were also local dairy products and organic meats I could have purchased separately. With all three girls out of the house, Carolyn and I haven’t been able to eat all the CSA produce on a
few occasions, but last week I took the bounty up to the lake, where we had a veritable veggie feast with her sister and brother-in-law. The best restaurants in Maine, from Primo in Rockland to Fore Street in Portland, place a premium on using local foods, making a point of identifying where ingredients were grown or raised. At one of our favorite local eateries, Broad Arrow Tavern at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, the salad you don’t eat is used as compost to grow the salads of the future. Maine’s food culture just seems to get better all the time. We buy great ales from microbreweries such as Geary’s and Gritty’s, artisanal breads from Rosemont Bakery, Standard Bakery, and When Pigs Fly, wonderful chesses from Pineland Farms and Sunset Acre Farm. I confess that back in the 1960s I had a somewhat jaundiced view of the back-to-the-land movement as naive, romantic and Utopian. No more. As gas prices drive the price of food ever higher, such that you now need a home equity loan to buy a steak at Hannaford or Shaw’s, locally grown, organic foods, once priced out of the reach of some, are becoming increasingly attractive and affordable. Fresh, natural and not transported to Maine from all over the globe, local foods are better tasting, better for you, and better for Mother Earth. Every time I despair of America’s economic collapse and what it may mean for my daughters, I realize that, ultimately, while they may not have more than their parents (the old American Dream paradigm), they may have a simpler and better life (the new American Dream paradigm). And being artists and environmentalists, they already sense this, valuing the local in ways our generation did not. Small local farms, family gardens, locally owned, independent businesses. If the 21st century turns out to look more like the 19th than the 20th, it may well be a good thing. I have seen the future and it resides in the past. Eat well, my friends. Eat local. 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/96554
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South Portland emergency medical services responded to 43 calls from July 26 to Aug. 2.
7/23 at 2:12 a.m. Francis C. Classe, 32, of San Jose, Calif., was arrested on Gorham Road by Officer Jake Hall on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/23 at 3:26 p.m. Christina Wotton, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Peter Corbett on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.
7/30 at 10:06 p.m. Kevin Gallagher, 55, of Ocean House Road was arrested by Officer Rob Merritt on Ocean House Road on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest.
Summonses 7/23 at 4:11 a.m. Sarah Diaz, 21, of Lyman, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Jake Hall on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 7/23 at 4:11 a.m. Claudia Laguardia, 23, of Springvale, Mass., was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Jake Hall on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
A drink deferred 7/23 at 3:26 p.m. Employees of Hannaford on Cottage Road detained a young woman after reportedly seeing her hide two bottles of liquor and try to leave the store without paying. The police were called, and they subsequently arrested Christina Wotton, 22, of Portland, on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/26 at 1:44 p.m. Police received a report of a dine-and-ditch at Sea Dog Brewing on Western Avenue. Allegedly, a group of people had left the restaurant, stiffing the business for their $146 bill, not to mention bilking the server their tips. Investigation identified at least one of the possible suspects. A report was taken and an arrest warrant was requested.
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7/30 at 6:10 a.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, on Philbrook Avenue. 7/30 at 12:39 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on Westbrook Road. 7/21 at 1:42 p.m. Mobile property (vehicle) fire on Pine Street. 8/1 at 5:48 p.m. No incident found on arrival of dispatch address on Ocean Street. 8/1 at 7:11 p.m. Carbon monoxide on Margaret Street. 8/2 at 7:11 a.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, on Willow Haven Road.
7/26 at 12:08 p.m. Arcing, shorted electrical equipment on Western Avenue. 7/26 at 6:47 p.m. Building fire on Noyes Street. 7/26 at 6:48 p.m. Lightning strike, no fire, on Main Street. 7/26 at 8:01 p.m. Electrical wiring/equipment problem on Noyes Street. 7/27 at 4:20 p.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, at Riverplace Apartments. 7/27 at 7:51 p.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, at Riverplace Apartments. 7/27 at 10:52 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Arbutus Avenue. 7/28 at 4:46 a.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on I-295. 7/28 at 6:18 a.m. Telephone or cable wire down on Gorham Road. 7/28 at 11:16 a.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on Broadway. 7/28 at 3:37 p.m. Alarm system sounded due to malfunction on Gannett Drive. 7/28 at 4:23 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on Main Street. 7/29 at 4:14 p.m. Unintentional transmission of alarm on Preble Street. 7/29 at 3:56 p.m. Vehicle accident with no injuries on Broadway. 7/29 at 4:04 p.m. Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke on I-295. 7/29 at 10:28 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on Cottage Road. 7/29 at 10:40 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries on Westbrook Road.
7/27 at 12:18 p.m. Daniel Spencer, 44, of Prescott, Ariz., was issued a summons by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on Two Lights Road a charge of operating without a license.
Duds and dough 8/1 Police met with a resident of the Scott Dyer Road area regarding an alleged theft of clothing and money.
7/26 at 12:32 a.m. Tree down on Mitchell Road. 7/31 at 5:27 a.m. Fire alarm on Ocean House. 8/1 at 9:29 a.m. Mutual aid to Scarborough.
EMS Cape Elizabeth emergency medical services responded to 12 calls from July 26 to Aug. 1.
7/26 at 2:59 p.m. Stephen Adde Hay, 42, of Burnham Road, was arrested on Holmes Road by Officer Andrew Flynn on a warrant. 7/26 at 2:59 p.m. Heidi M. Badger, 29, of Glenburn, was arrested on Holmes Road by Officer Andrew Flynn on charges of unlawful possession of a schedule W drug and sale or use of drug paraphernalia and on a warrant. 7/27 at 9:14 p.m. Robert J. Robinson, 44, of Tiger Lily Lane, Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on Spring Street by Officer Brian Nappi on a warrant. 7/29 at 12:55 p.m. Clark Russell Pomelow, 24, of Putnam Ridge, Limington, was arrested on U.S. Route 1 by Officer Brian Nappi on a warrant. 7/30 at 2:01 p.m. Richard L. Peace, 49, of Westbrook Street, South Portland, was arrested on Sprint Street by Officer Melissa Savage on two warrants. 7/30 at 5:48 p.m. Zachary Alfieri, 19, of Lamplighter Lane, was arrested on Broadturn Road by Officer Timothy Dalton on charges of driving to endanger and violating bail conditions of release. 7/30 at 11:31 p.m. Kristine L. Partridge, 32, of Knapp Street, Livermore Falls, was arrested on U.S. Route 1 by Officer Scott Vaughan on a charge of operating under the influence, with one prior.
There were no criminal summonses from July 25-31.
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7/26 at 2:59 p.m. Officer Andrew Flynn, working speed detail on Holmes Road, made a routine traffic stop for speeding. After running IDs, he identified the driver and passenger — Stephen Adde Hay, 42, of Burnham Road and Heidi M. Badger, 29, of Glenburn — and ran both their names. Hay and Badger both
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vandalism lately in the town. A neighboring boy has been interviewed about the damage, but police said no charges are pending and the investigation is continuing.
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from previous page had outstanding warrants from other towns and were arrested. Officer Flynn searched the vehicle, and allegedly found a glass pipe with cocaine residue and hypodermic needles. Badger was subsequently charged with possession of a scheduled drug and sale or use of drug paraphernalia. She and Hay were both brought to Cumberland County Jail.
Vandal's drive-by 7/31 at 6:14 p.m. Residents of a Brown Hill Road Home returned from a weekend getaway to find three windows on the western side of their home had been shot out. Police say the windows were apparently broken by BB gun blasts, which have been a recurring source of
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High Honors Grade 12: Christina Bilodeau, MacKenzie Bowker, Rebecca Carifio, Alexander Colville, Jenna Conley, Jennifer Dow, Matthew Eaton, Glendyn Hoplight-Powers, Eric Johnson, Stephanie Karwacki, Mackenzie Libbey, Alison Reynolds, Peter Rizzi, Andrew Talbot, Brian Undlin, Elizabeth Vafiades, Hannah Yerxa. Grade 11: Nicole Backhaus, Catherine Bailey, Amber Bowen, Dominique Burnham, Adam Cohen, Joseph Corbeau, Nathan Fee, William Gardner, Andrew Jones, Robert Kemmler, Kimberly Lancaster, Meghan McAlary, Rebecca Mitchell, Samuel Moore, Allison Orr, Madeline Palmer, John Passarelli, Zachary Pelczar, Michaela Price, Susan Rundell, Mary Scott, Benjamin Sirois, Caitlin StahlHodgkins, Meghan Tyson, Rachel Webber, Fallon Weiss. Grade 10: Jake Alofs, Gabriela Christian, Austin Downing, Sydney DuEst, Benedict Farino, Grace Farnkoff, Danielle Gray, Brianna Haskell, Sorenda Muth, Marisa O'Toole, James Parrott, Alison Pelczar, Emily Perry, Maria Philbrick, Aaron Ravin, Kyle Redegeld, Michelle Thomas. Grade 9: William Chabot, Selina Chan, Mary Cleary, Kane Corbeau, Mitchell Eaton, Marian Gardner, Christopher Graef, Benjamin Greenberg, Amy Gubrud, Erica Hanson, Sarah Huber, Ainsley Jamieson, Benjamin Lindsay, Jacob MacDonald, Megan McKenney, Yash Punjabi, Mitchell Rand. Honors Grade 12: Seth Albert, Victoria Armishaw, Emma Bagley, Zachary Bean, Carolyn Bennett, Brian Berube, Brittney Berube, Mitchell Bonney, Felicia Brimigion, Zachary Brown, Sarah Bunting, Nicolette Caron, Abigail Chick, Jack Clark, Andrew Cohen, Lindsay Cormier, Jill Deering, Christopher DeFilipp, Scott Delisle, Charles Doe, Mark Endrizzi, Meghan Farrell, Kristen Felt, Laura Flewelling, Jonelle Foley, Danielle Foster, Jameson Fowler, Hannah Freeman, Daniel Friedman, Zachary Frizzle, Meghan Giles, Matthew Graef, James Gravel, Jennifer Green, Melanie Grover, Laura Gubrud, Connor Gullifer, Thomas Hague, Brooke Hall, Drew Harvey, Chelsea Haskell, Bridget Hicks, Nathan Hopkins, Kyle Kelley, Roger Larrabee, Brett Leighton, Sarah Little, Dennis Liu, Will Lynch, Philip Mancini, Anna Martens, Vanessa Mathews, Scott Merrill, Sara Messer, Chelsey Michaud, Rachael Millett, Peter Moore, Michael Morrison, Chris Muth, Jonathan Ofiara, Margaret Palmer, Alana Peoples, Madeline Perretti, Pannawat Phijarnwanit, Kevin Philbrick, Alexander Pok, Jenna Posey, Nathan Provencher, Rene' Quinn, Alexander Quirk, Meghan Quirk, Caroline Reno, Rebecca Samowitz, Whitney Scales, Emilia Scheemaker, Martin Schelasin, Laveena Sehgal, Monica St Clair, Lauren Sullivan, Abigail Van Note, Joseph Viola, Cassidy Wardwell. Grade 11: Hannah Anderson, Dayna Ankermann, Samantha Armishaw, Matthew Atherton, Michael Bamford, Zachary Beaudoin, Samantha Beckwith, Elizabeth Beliveau, Erica Bellefleur, Shelby Bernier, Nathaniel Berry, Brittany Bona, Haela Booth-Howe, Jessica Broadhurst, Adam Brown, James Brown, Natalie Brusie, Tara Buckley,
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John J. Cray Jr., 84: Enjoyed sharing stories of his travels SOUTH PORTLAND — John J. Cray Jr., 84, of South Portland, died July 30 after a brief illness. Born in New York City, a son of John James Cray, Sr., and Margaret (Belford) Cray, he was a graduate of Bay Shore High School in New York.
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A baseball top 10 with a musical twist By Bryan O’Connor I spend a somewhat embarrassing amount of time obsessing about who the best active baseball players are. Statistics can tell us who’s having the best season or who has brought the most value to his teams throughout his career, but the idea of “best right now” is a little more nebulous. Is Jose Reyes better than Hanley Ramirez now, or is he just having a better season? How long does Clayton Kershaw have to be as great as he’s been this year before we consider him among the game’s elite pitchers? This ties in well with another of my obsessions: music. It’s downright impossible to objectively rank the talents and accomplishments of musicians, but as many hours as I’ve spent dreaming up baseball player rankings, I’ve spent much more time ranking my favorite albums, songs, and artists. I’m not sure whether the upcoming exercise is an effort to add objectivity to a debate about great art or an attempt to celebrate the subjectivity of a debate about great athletes, but I couldn’t help but combine these two passions. I made lists of the 10 best active baseball players and 10 of my favorite active bands and matched each player to a band based on some abstract similarity. Depending on your tastes, this list is either enhanced or marred by subjectivity. You may think Cole Hamels should have made the baseball list or My Morning Jacket should have made the music list, and I’d love to hear your opinions, but at the moment, I’m more concerned with how they match up. If you’re looking for Kanye West or Bon Iver (or Lady Gaga), keep in mind that this is a list of bands, not solo artists. Also, neither list is ranked here; they’re just the ten best in some order. Without further ado:
Albert Pujols = Radiohead For most of a decade, Pujols has been the best player in baseball, winning three MVP awards and probably deserving five or six. He’s aging and we don’t know whether his mediocre 2011 is a sign of his decline or just an anomaly. Radiohead has been the best band in the world for over a decade, releasing possibly the best album in three different years, and records worthy of best album discussion five or six times. We don’t know what to expect of the player or the band going forward, but even if they’re done as elite
performers, they’re both firmly established among the best ever at what they do.
Adrian Gonzalez = Arcade Fire Gonzalez has been a great player since 2006 and one of the best in the world since 2009, but because he played half his games in the vast pastures of Petco Park, only those who were paying attention knew how good he was. Arcade Fire put out perhaps the best album of the decade, “Funeral,” in 2004, but because they come from Canada and Kanye West never produced a single for them, only those who were paying attention knew how good they were. In 2010, Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” won the Album of the Year Grammy and Gonzalez was traded to the friendly confines of Fenway Park. And there were no more secrets.
Troy Tulowitzki = The Decemberists Tulowitzki was a great player in 2007 and 2009, but suffered injuries in 2008 and early 2010 that kept him off the field. He came back last summer and crushed the ball for two months, continuing that hot streak into spring of 2011, only to fall back to earth slightly this summer. When he’s hot, Tulowitzki is the best player in baseball. When he’s hurt, those of us not on Mountain Time tend to forget he exists. Similarly, the Decemberists are capable of making some of the best music there is. “Picaresque” and “The Crane Wife” were stunning displays of unabashed pretention. “The Hazards of Love” must have been the result of an ACL tear or a broken wrist, but this year’s “The King is Dead” reestablished the Decemberists as a must-hear band.
Evan Longoria = The Shins Evan Longoria was a hyped uberprospect long before he donned a glove for the Rays. Since he cracked the major league roster, he’s done nothing but deliver, making a strong case as the American League’s best player. The Shins burst on the scene with a flourish, announcing their place when Garden State‛s Andrew Largeman declared that they’ll “change your life.” They’ve done nothing but deliver since, each of their three studio albums a neopsychedelic triumph.
Robinson Cano = Modest Mouse Everyone knows Robinson Cano is a great player. He hits for average, hits for power, and has
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some speed. Modest Mouse is similarly in the spotlight. Several years into their career, their hits are mainstream radio fodder and their deep cuts are indie rock favorites.
Dustin Pedroia = Belle and Sebastian What you may not know is that in the time both Pedroia and Cano have been everyday players, Pedroia has consistently been the better player. Cano may look like an athlete, while Pedroia looks more like a shoeshine boy, but Pedroia hits better (.369 career w/OBA vs .357) and fields better (34 career fielding runs saved vs. negative 40). Another thing you may not know is that Belle and Sebastian has been around since 1996, just as long as Modest Mouse, has put out seven studio albums, as has Modest Mouse, and has been consistently better than Modest Mouse. Modest Mouse may sound like rock stars, while Belle and Sebastian sound more fit to sing Sesame Street jingles, but the Scots make better music. I can’t point to any stats here, but I challenge you to listen to “If You’re Feeling Sinister” and disagree.
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Scarborough’s Emily Tolman battles Greely’s Libby Thomas for possession during the teams’ showdown in the 14th annual Northern New England Challenge Cup last weekend. Scarborough, the defending Class A state champion, lost to Greely, 1-0, in the final. The Scarborough boys took the championship with a 1-0 win over North Andover, Mass. The 2011 fall sports preseason begins Aug. 15. The first day for countable games in Aug. 31. Our 11th annual Fall Sports Preview will appear in the Sept. 2 edition.
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Joey Votto = Vampire Weekend I have no idea why Joey Votto is like Vampire Weekend, but I couldn’t leave either off my list, as Votto is clearly one of the ten best players in MLB and Vampire Weekend is one of my favorite bands. Both are young and should be in the spotlight for years. And Votto has kind of vampirey eyebrows.
Roy Halladay = OutKast We can’t make a list of great baseball players without some pitchers, and there’s no arguing that Halladay is the best pitcher in the National League, if not all of baseball, right now. As hard as it is to compare Halladay’s pitching numbers to Pujols’s or Longoria’s hitting numbers, it’s just as hard to compare OutKast’s brilliant hip-hop canon to Radiohead’s rock output. Halladay and OutKast are both the best at what they do. While OutKast may technically be broken up, its members continue to put out genre-defining masterpieces, the same way that Halladay continues to make National League hitters look as foolish as he made American League hitters look during the Blue Jays portion of his career.
Felix Hernandez = The National At 25, Hernandez has already
On the heels of a District 6 title, the Scarborough 10-11 Little League team captured the state championship in Lincolnville last week. Scarborough defeated Bangor (3-0), Belfast (9-2), York (8-5) and Dirigo (11-1) to take the crown. This group of boys also won the 2010 state title as 9-10 year olds.“This team’s success is due not just to strong baseball skills, but the boys’ respect and support for one another,” manager Neal Pratt said. “They consider themselves brothers on and off the field. Watching three or four of them at a time trying to pick up a player who made a mistake is very satisfying. This is quite a team.”Front row (left to right): Justin Tanguay, Morgan Pratt, Alex Dobecki, Glade Fredenburg, Nick Anderson and Nate Gehrke.Middle row: Ogden Timpson, Jared Brooks, Zoltan Panyi, Owen Garrard, Connor Kelly, and Andrew Goodwin. Back row: Manager Neal Pratt, coach Adam Brooks and coach Keith Goodwin.
won a Cy Young Award and established himself as one of the game’s most dominant pitchers, his repertoire a stunning combination of power and beauty. I’m all out of hip-hop “bands” to compare to pitchers, but The National are five albums into their career and grow stronger with each one. Matt Berninger’s rich baritone combines with the group’s lush orchestration the way Hernandez’s high-90s heat combines with the movement and placement of his cadre of
off-speed pitches to baffle hitters.
Tim Lincecum = Of Montreal Both freaks. Both geniuses. And a few more player-band comparisons beyond the top 20:
Derek Jeter = U2
Because they both earned their place among the all-time greats, but are both wildly overrated and obscenely overpaid in their twilight years based on past accomplishments.
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Ryan Howard = Dave Matthews Band Because fans tend to obsess so much over a single skill (home runs; blending of unique instruments in rock ballads), that we neglect their significant shortcomings (strikeouts, defense, mostly unlistenable albums since “Under the Table and Dreaming”) and pay way too much to watch them play.
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John Lackey = Black Eyed Peas Because both were once very good, then got very rich, then got very, very bad.
Yuniesky Betancourt = Train Because both are so awful I don’t know why so many teams/radio stations keep playing them. For a complete rundown of the 20 best baseball players and bands and a few more bonus comparisons, visit http://replacementlevel.wordpress. com/2011/07/27/great-baseball-playersand-great-bands/
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was about 90 pages long. Six years ago, the council approved a laptop computer initiative in an effort to go paperless, but the push toward technology wasn’t mandatory and some councilors stuck with paper, Gailey said. As time went on, the laptop plan faded away. This time, Gailey said, the council should adopt a mandatory paperless policy. “If the council wants to move in this direction, it’s got to be all or nothing,” he said. In addition to going paperless, Gailey said the iPads would also save staff time and make it easier for councilors to use their city email addresses, which is critical to record-keeping. Councilors could spend as little as about $3,500 for seven 16-gigabyte WiFi-only iPads or as much as $6,500 for 16-gigabyte 3G iPads with one year of data service. Gailey, councilors and the city’s IT director, Shawn Pennington, all lean toward the 3G models.
“The 3G would be a requirement,” Pennington said. “If you don’t do that, you’re less mobile than the printed packet.” Councilor Tom Coward said he’d support the initiative as long as there’s no net cost associated with the purchase. He said he is worried about what residents would think of councilors buying themselves tablet computers. “I think taxpayers are going to look at this and say, ‘these councilors are getting these things, taking them home, watching movies and doing whatever on them,’” he said. “I want to make sure there are real, honest savings in this.” City Clerk Sue Mooney said the city spends about $90 per month printing documents for the city council – $35 in paper for council meetings, $20 in paper for workshops (a guess, she admitted) and another $35 or so in toner and maintenance. Data plans alone for seven 3G iPads would cost $175 a month, according to Gailey’s memo.
In an interview after the meeting, the city manager disputed Mooney’s numbers, saying he is convinced the paperless route would end up being more efficient in the long-run. And even if the city spends a little more on the iPads, the savings in staff time would be hard to quantify, he said. “You can’t put a dollar amount on the savings to the employees’ time,” Gailey said. “If the person isn’t sitting at a copier for three hours, they’ll do other work. There’s a benefit there, if not a dollar value.” Councilors also discussed the public perception of councilors getting what some might see as $630 toys, with Councilor Patti Smith even volunteering to give up half of her $3,000 stipend so residents wouldn’t think the councilors are making off with the devices just for fun. But when Pennington offered to limit the iPads to apps necessary only for council business, most councilors just shook their heads. “It just seems childish,” Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said. “If you’re going to pay for the data plan, but say councilors can’t do anything on them, it just
seems silly. Taxpayers are not going to pay any less, whether we play games on them or not.” De Angelis said to her the cost is less important, and what really matters is whether the council wants to make the commitment to go paperless. She also said the tablets could become a distraction at council meetings. Gailey said there should be some restrictions on what can and can’t be done on the iPads, but that flexibility is also important. “The goal isn’t to purchase these things to supplement the individual councilors’ computing needs,” he said. “That’s not the purpose of getting iPads for work.” Gailey was asked by the council to compile a cost comparison of the iPad initiative and the current paper-based system, as well as a proposed usage policy. He’ll bring that to the next workshop, when councilors will again take up the issue before taking formal action during a regular meeting. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or email@example.com. Follow Mario on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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spirit. The award includes a $500 donation to be made in his name to a nonprofit community organization of his choosing. Hiltz, who works out of the company’s Falmouth office, volunteers with several local organizations including Maine Handicapped Skiing, where he teaches adaptive sports activities to people with disabilities. Hiltz also serves on the United Way’s Success by 6 Council, which helps families with young children improve school readiness and early literacy. Hiltz decided to split the $500 donation between the two organizations. Stanley T. Bennett II, the former president and CEO of one of Maine’s premier dairies, was honored posthumously with the Maine Forest Service’s Project Canopy Community Forest Award. The family of Stanley T. Bennett II accepted the award on his behalf during an Arbor Day celebration and awards ceremony held by the Maine Forest Service. Bennett was known for his support of the Portland Tree Trust and the Yarmouth Tree Trust. He also established the Oakhurst ReLeaf Fund for the replanting of trees that were lost during the Ice Storm of 1998. Oakhurst donated $100,000 to the effort, which enabled the Maine Forest Service to leverage 4 to 1 for federal dollars for the project. Also present for the award ceremony was Frank Knight, the 102-year-old former Yarmouth tree warden and guardian of “Herbie,” the iconic Yarmouth elm tree that was cut down last year. In 2010 the community forest award was named in Knight’s Honor and is now called the Frank Knight Community Forestry Excellence Award. Todd Grove of Portland was recently named the nation’s “top producer” by LTC
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Festival turns 18 By Scott Andrews During the summer months, the center of gravity of Maine’s music and theater moves out of Portland and disperses along the seacoast and far into the interior. One especially notable exception to that seasonal exodus is the Portland Chamber Music Festival, which starts its four-concert main series on Thursday, Aug. 11. There have been some big changes in PCMF management, but Artistic Director Jenny Elowitch remains committed to top-notch performances by worldclass musicians, and she continues her festival’s longstanding connections to contemporary classical music. Deertrees Theatre Festival has undergone big changes too, but its basic format remains constant: four shows over four weekends. Deertrees Theatre Festival starts this weekend and runs through the end of the month. One Longfellow Square has a pair of programs of special interest to followers of southern Maine’s vibrant songwriting community on Aug. 5 and 10.
Portland Chamber Music Festival Seventeen seasons of the Portland Chamber Music Festival have flowed under the metaphorical bridge, but “energy” and “vitality” are still the catchwords that violinist Elowitch uses – and effuses – when talking about her event. There have been big changes in the festival’s management and direction, but Elowitch’s commitment to interesting, audience-pleasing programming remains constant. So does PCMF’s commitment to engaging new music; this year’s 21stcentury offerings include a jazz-inspired work by one of America’s top composers plus a light-hearted piece inspired by a cat. I’ve been covering PCMF since 1994 – months before its public inaugural – and have been an avid attendee since the first concert. This week, I’ll review the big
picture plus some details of the Aug. 11 concert. Then next week I’ll focus on the remaining three programs. For 2011, the festival’s 18th season, Elowitch will totally assume the role of artistic director. She founded the festival with her longtime friend, New York pianist Dena Levine, and the two co-helmed it through 2010. Levine decided to withdraw as co-director last fall, but the parting was amicable and she’ll remain one of PCMF’s featured artists, playing in two concerts this summer. Don’t expect too many changes. PCMF was a winner from the start and Elowitch won’t mess with success. “Fundamentally, Dena and I had a very similar worldview of music,” Elowitch said. “I might have a little more of a bent toward contemporary music than she does, but there’s no way that I’m going to abandon the traditional repertoire that our audiences have come to expect and turn this into a contemporary music festival.” The overall format won’t change either. There are four main evening concerts: Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20. The roster of performers typically numbers about 20. Most of these are globetrotting American musicians who have known Elowitch and Levine since their conservatory days; several have first-chair positions in major U.S. orchestras. The Aug. 11 concert exemplifies PCMF’s tried-and-true formula, with selections spanning the 18th through 20th centuries. It opens with Jean-Marie Leclair’s Baroque duo for two violins, then segues into Ralph Vaughn William’s moving, but seldom-performed “On Wenlock Edge,” a major 20th-century vocal masterpiece. The featured singer will be John McVeigh, an internationally renowned opera tenor who lives in Portland, but seldom performs in Maine. The concert concludes with Felix Mendelssohn’s celebrated String Octet. Musicologists have long noted the composer’s exceptional ability to give all eight instru-
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Deertrees Theatre Festival Deertrees Theatre, the wonderfully rustic arts center in the Lake Region, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer. Built by a New York opera activist in 1936, the rose hemlock building has undergone many changes over the decades, including a sad period of abandonment and a mid-1980s rescue and rehabilita-
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Benefits Saturday 8/6 Love for Laura Cancer Benefit, portion of proceeds support Scarborough woman’s cancer treatment expenses, 6 p.m. Chicago Dogs, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Kimberly Hoops, firstname.lastname@example.org. ”Steamy Nights:” A Sultry Evening Burlesque & Dance to Benefit St. Lawrence Arts, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org. Yard Sale/Bottle Drive Fundraiser, to benefit the Success School of Hopewell, Jamaica, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kaplan University, 265 Western Ave., South Portland, Mimi Gough, 221-8728.
Sunday 8/7 Benefit Organ Concert with Mark Rossnagel, fundraiser for church organ, 7 p.m., by donation, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540. WMPG Dance Cruise, electronica dance party to benefit WMPG’s Power Up! campaign, noon, 6 Custom House Wharf, with appetizers, cash bar, $20, advance tickets at Bullmoose Music stores, wmpg. org, or day of at Harbour’s Edge.
Monday 8/8 Bayside Bowl Nonprofit Night, to benefit True North, 4-11 p.m., 58 Alder St., Portland, 791-BOWL, baysidebowl.com.
Saturday 8/13 “March Back to School In Style:” Mall Walk and Fashion Show to benefit the March of Dimes, 9 a.m., Maine Mall, Maine Mall Road, South Portland, register to participate at marchforbabies.org.
Bulletin Board Friday 8/5 Maine Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5-7, craft demonstrations, workshops, farm tours, childrens’ activities, 45+ locations statewide, for listings, schedule of events, mainefiberarts. org, 721-0678, email@example.com.
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History Barn Open House, 9 a.m.noon, free, open to public, U.S. Route 231, behind Town Hall, New Gloucester, 926-3188.
Thursday 8/11 Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, 42nd annual, Aug. 11-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $4 adult admission/ ages under 12 free, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, bring non-perishable food item to benefit Good Shephard Food Bank for free admission on Sunday, FMI, 621-2818 unitedmainecraftsmen.com.
Fresh Start Farms Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Mondays, through summer, Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland, 774-7711. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Labor Day; and first two weekends in September, daily guided and self-guided walks; canoe and kayak rentals; guided tours of the marsh; exhibits, nature store; schedule of programs at maineaudubon.org/scarbmarsh, rental registration at 883-5100.
Dining Out Saturday 8/6 Baked Bean Supper, 5-6:30 p.m., $ 8 adults/ $5 ages 5-12, Triangle Club of Casco Lodge #36 A.F. & A. M., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth.
Friday 8/5 Explore the Eastern Cemetery, 5:30-6:30 p.m., led by Spirits Alive, free for Portland Trails members/ $5 nonmembers, meet at cemetery entrance on Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 775-2411, trails.org.
Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adults/ $3 ages under 12, North Pownal United Methodist Church, 871 Lawrence Road, Pownal, Caron, 688-4101 or Karen, 829-5470.
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Books, Authors Saturday 8/6 Don Carrigan, author of “Togus: A Coon Cat Finds a Home,” 1-4 p.m. reading, signing with author and Togus the Cat, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-6770, southportlandlibrary.com.
Monday 8/8 Celine Keating, author of “Layla” 6:30 p.m. reading, Meet the Author series, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.
Comedy Thursday 8/11 Portland Improvisational Comedy Festival, 8 p.m. Aug. 11-13, $10 advance / $12 door / $25 3-day pass, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, portlandimprovfestival.com.
Films Tuesday 8/9 “Kings of Pastry” Summer Documentary Film Series and discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 23, free, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.
Galleries Friday 8/5 ”Coastal Collaboration,” new work from Nancy Lawrence and Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening, Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276. ”Exploring Deer Isle,” Photographs by Michael McAllister, 5-8 p.m. opening, Nosh, 551 Congress St., Portland. “Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org. KeyBank First Friday Art Walk Event, 5-8 p.m. art exhibit, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances by members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, free, KeyBank Monument Square branch, Portland, portlandarts.org. ”New Works by Andrew Abbott,” 5-7 p.m. artist reception, free to public, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org. New Work by Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter, Andrea Sulzer, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, exhibit through Aug. 6, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222. ”Simple. Beauty.” photography by C.C. Church, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773.6011.
Summer Show: New work by artisans Kimberly Burke, David Twiss, John Orestis, Gergana Rupchina, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, Ember Grove Gallery, 247 Congress St., Portland, 761-0408, embergrove.com. Victor Romanyshyn, “On Coffee,” with writings by John Wetterau, and Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, “New Work,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499, addisonwoolley.com.
Saturday 8/6 “Dog Days of Summer,” new work by 30 local artists, 4-7 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through September, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.
Friday 8/12 “Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.
Music Friday 8/5 Carrie Elkin, with Anthony da Costa & Jonathan Byrd, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. The Flipsides, 8 p.m., with Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St. Portland, 791-BOWL baysidebowl.com. Highland Soles in Concert, 7:30 p.m., $12 adult/ $10 ages 12 and under/ $25 family, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, advance tickets at Bull Moose stores, brownpapertickets.com.
Saturday 8/6 The Blue Lobster Troupe, community chorus, 8 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, LucidStage.com. An Evening with Boreal Tordu and Round Mountain, 8 p.m., $12 advance /$15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Guster, with Ra Ra Riot, 7 p.m., $32 advance, $35 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.
Sunday 8/7 Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., participatory sacred harp singing, free/ by donation, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, Vicki Adams, 216-3890.
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Thursday 8/11 Portland Chamber Music Festival, 18th Summer Season, Aug. 11–20, $25, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-320-0257, concert schedule at pcmf.org.
Friday 8/12 “2+2=JIVE,” Jazz Concert on Peaks Island, with Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall, 7:30 pm, by donation, Brackett Church, Peaks Island, myspace.com/wheeedoggieband. Mica’sGrooveTrain, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, micasgroovetrain.com. Trio W.A.G., with Walt Szymanski, Alex Harding, Gary Wittner, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 students/ $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Club, 189 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick, Starbird Music, Jet Video in Portland, FMI, 828-1310.
Theater & Dance ”Before Bill:” A comic romp through medieval times, presented by The Worshipful Company of Black Pudding Makers & Itinerant Sausage Purveyors, The Freeport Shakespeare Festival at The Freeport Factory Stage, July 28-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14; $20 adult/ $17 seniors and students, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505. ”The Poet’s Love,” presented with “Napoli and Souvenir,” by Maine State Ballet and Florestan Recital Project, 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, Aug. 5-6; and Aug. 12-13, $20 adult/ $15 senior or child, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, reservations, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587. “Twelfth Night” presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2-Friday, Aug. 12, free to the public, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport.
Friday 8/5 Portland Playback Theater, Theme: “Dating stories from heaven and hell,” 7:30-9 p.m., $5 at the door, CTN5 studio, next to MECA, 516 Congress St., Portland, portlandplayback.com.
Saturday 8/6 Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201. John McDonald, Maine humorist, presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 1 p.m., L.L. Bean, Main Street, Freeport, freeportshakespearefestival.org.
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Out and About from page 17 by four topnotch professional actresses. Featured songs include “Under the Boardwalk,” “It’s Raining Men,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.” Deertrees is on Deertrees Road, a mile out of Harrison Village. Call 583-6747 or visit www.deetreestheater.org.
Songwriters at One Longfellow Square Southern Maine boasts a legion of singer-songwriters, and two of the pillars of that vibrant community will be featured in a pair of programs at One Longfellow Square on Aug. 5 and 10. On the first date, Delilah Poupore and Friends will be giving a free concert at 6 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walks. After relocating from California four years ago, Poupore has made an impact both as a singer-songwriter herself, plus she’s broadened her reach by teaching song-
writing classes for several adult education programs and organizing showcases for her students. I’ve heard Poupore and her circle of songwriting friends several times and find them always interesting. On Aug. 10, the Maine Songwriters Association launches its Second Wednesday showcase at 7 p.m. With more than a thousand members statewide, MSA has been on the scene for more than a decade supporting Maine’s unique songwriting community and promoting the art of song craft. This monthly showcase will provide some of Maine’s best songwriters an ideal venue for sharing their talent with their fans. The showcase consists of eight individual performances of just 20 minutes each, providing the audience with a tasty sampling of each musician’s best material. One Longfellow Square, the western anchor of Portland’s downtown arts district, is located at the corner of Congress and State steets. Call 761-1757 or visit www.onelongfellowsquare.com.
Transit hub from page 3 next to Ocean Street. Riley said the parking lot improvements prepare the site for the construction of the planned Mill Creek Transit Hub, one of the future phases of the project. He said the reconstruction makes space for the transit functions and improves flexibility in the lot’s usage. “This improves the function of the entire site,” Riley said. “When you take that parking area out for the transit hub, it reorients the rest of the parking lot. And it allows the transit and other municipal functions to happen at the same time.” Eventually, the corner of Thomas and Ocean streets will host a central exchange building for the city’s buses. The closed building will feature seats for riders to wait for their buses.
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Democrat Kim Monaghan-Derrig, left, moderator and high school senior Charlotte Rutty, and Republican Nancy Thompson at Wednesday’s Cape Elizabeth Town Hall forum for the House District 121 candidates. The special election is Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Candidates from page 1 Rutty moderated and asked questions. The candidates had an opportunity for opening and closing statements and two minutes to answer each question. They also competed a lighting round with yes or no responses. Both candidates agreed on a desire for more state aid for Cape Elizabeth, support for the work of the Conservation Commission and Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, state spending for tourism marketing and the need to revise education funding. But while Thompson said the way to create more privatesector jobs is to spend less, tax less, regulate less, reduce heath-insurance premiums and energy costs, and reform education, Monaghan-Derrig said she would generate jobs by tapping into Maine’s natural resources through forestry and creation of wind power, tidal power and hydro-electric power. Monaghan-Derrig said she would be interested in serving on an environmental committee in Augusta, or on education and cultural affairs, or any committee that has to do with human rights, women’s rights or equality rights. Thompson said she could best serve on a health and human services committee and would advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. She said there were many highlights in the last legislative session, while Monaghan-Derrig was less than enthusiastic. She said Democrats worked hard to prevent “extreme measures from taking place” and was disappointed in the repeal of same-day voter registration and lack of discussion on bonds. Thompson said she was pleased with the work done to provide the largest tax cut in Maine’s history, health-care reform, pension reform and welfare reform. She was also happy with the bipartisan support for the budget and the passage of LD 1, which she said will open the doors for better business. When asked if the candidates support a local-option sales tax proposed by Dill, which would allow municipalities to assess up to a 3 percent sales tax and keep half of the proceeds, Monaghan-Derrig said she is “likely to support it,” but would have to do more research on the issue. Thompson said she absolutely does not support any new taxes. When asked if they would support increased public health care for Maine residents, Thompson declined to
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Do you favor making gay marriage legal in Maine? Monaghan-Derrig: Gay marriage, yes. Thompson: Civil unions, yes. Do you favor allowing charter schools in Maine? M-D: No. T: Yes. Do you support allowing fishermen to sell the lobsters that they catch in their nets in Maine? M-D: No. T: Yes. Do you support Maine’s goal of installing 2,000 megawatts of wind capacity by 2015? M-D: Yes. T: Yes. Do you support passage of the people’s veto to restore same-day voter registration? M-D: Yes. T: No. answer. Monaghan-Derrig said it is a basic right. Monaghan-Derrig said the special election is about who is best qualified to represent the views of Cape residents and who is prepared to stand up to the administration of Gov. Paul LePage. “(Republicans) signed on to voter oppression and legalized guns in state parks,” she said. “These extreme policies are not what is best for Maine and certainly not what is best for Cape Elizabeth.” Thompson said people are concerned about jobs, taxes, education and environment and she will work to improve Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/96911
these issues in Augusta. “I am an independent thinker, reasoned and moderate in my decision making, and will always hear from the residents of Cape Elizabeth,” she said. “I have a moderate and sensible approach to issue resolution and I will be a unifying presence in Augusta. I will look past party politics in order to achieve the most beneficial results.” The special election is on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Absentee ballots are available from the town clerk’s office. Early absentee voting hours are Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Aug. 15 at Town Hall. AP Government teacher Ted Jordan said 85 percent of his class participated in the summer candidates forum, for which they will receive extra credit. In preparation for the event, the students communicated online, via Facebook and email, he said. And although it was their first summer forum, Jordan said he was pleased with the overflow turnout. “We will do this again in October for the Town Council and School Board races,” he said.
ask that walkers, joggers, spectators or bicyclists do not travel on the course after 8 a.m. as the roads must be clear for the event.
To increase its recycling efforts even more this year, race organizers set a goal to divert at least 65 percent of all waste, with a waste-per-runner rate of less than half a pound. From the starting line to the celebration in the park after the race, Green Team members will encourage recycling and composting. They will collect and recycle empty, single-use disposable plastic bottles and encourage runners to drop off their old running shoes at the race Expo. Nike will recycle them into Nike Grind, which is used to make tracks, playing surfaces, fields and courts. Participants will not use paper to register for the race, and the paper in the eco-friendly portable toilets will be recycled. Race officials also promote ride sharing to the race as a way to reduce carbon emissions and encourage using www.pickuppal.com to organize rides. Satellite parking and transportation is also provided from remote parking lots at South Portland High School and the Hannaford Bros. corporate headquarters in Scarborough. The start and finish lines will use EPA-approved non-toxic paint called Brite Stripe Ultra-Friendly.
Runner drop-off is at the Gull Crest Fields parking lot a half mile from the intersection of Spurwink Road and Route 77. Runners are required to be at the start line by 7:30 a.m. Runner parking near the start line will be provided at the Sprague Fields at Fowler and Ram Island Farm roads. Parking for runners also is available at Cape’s high school and middle school on a first-come basis. Runners will be shuttled from the parking lots to the start between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Shuttle buses from the South Portland High School at 737 Highland Ave., and the Hannaford offices at 145 Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough will run from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m., and return to these locations by bus from Fort Williams after the race. There is no parking for runners at Fort Williams Park. Parking is restricted to media, sponsors, staff and spectators who are advised to carpool and to arrive prior to 7:15 a.m., since Shore Road south of the fort closes at 7:30 a.m. Entrance to the fort from the north, however, will remain open throughout the morning. Shuttle buses will operate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take runners and others back to the start area, school parking lots and satellite locations.
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out low enough or if there was a strong wind, gear couldn’t be loaded at all. Some fishermen attempted to drag their gear to the boats down the 200-foot pier, but the herculean task was made all the more difficult by 50-foot gangways that made the incline treacherously steep. The 14-foot wide, 220-foot long new structure is open day and night, and is sturdy enough to support vehicles as heavy as fuel trucks. Combined with 100-foot gangways, that means fishermen can easily reach their boats at all hours, regardless of the tide. It boasts two one-ton jib cranes, and though they’re under lock and key, any fishermen who completes a quick safety course with Corbeau can have access to the equipment. He said the cranes ease the burden of loading and unloading bait, fuel and catch, which means more time on the water. “In essence, this new pier will help (the fishermen) make more money, and save them their backs,” Corbeau said. The pier cost about $800,000 to build – $400,000 in town money, the rest in grants – and features electrical outlets and a supply of fresh water. The town began exploring the construction of new pier in 2002, citing the growing fleet of fishermen and ongoing improvement costs to the existing pier. The town met with a group of fishermen, who agreed the most important necessary improvements were in access and the number of floats.
www.theforecaster.net After getting approval from regulatory agencies, the town in 2004 applied for and received a $15,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Small Harbor Improvement Program – the first of three SHIP grants totaling $165,000. The money funded the design of the pier and float system. Over the next few years, the town pursued more fundraising for the project, including more than $252,000 from Land for Maine’s Future. The grant required the town to agree that the Pine Point Pier will remain working waterfront. But there were bumps along the way. All the land on Pine Point used to belong to the town, but a parcel of land at the end of King Street near the pier was deeded to the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-op in 1977. Construction of the new pier would have required an easement from the co-op for public access, a point that Town Manager Tom Hall disagreed on. He said the town and the public had a right to the pier as part of the original deal on the land. In the course of preparing for the project, it was discovered that the co-op had no right-of-way to access King Street, effectively leaving the building landlocked if the town had decided to prohibit access. Not only that, but the town and co-op had both been honoring a long-expired deal on parking for the co-op and its adjoining restaurant, Rising Tide. The debate was a source of much “frustration and delay” for six months, Hall said, and threatened to kill the whole project. But a deal was struck in September 2010. The co-op granted the town an
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easement for access to the new pier, and the town granted the co-op an easement for access to King Street. In addition, the co-op and restaurant would lease 25 parking spaces from the town for an annual rent of $5,000. With all the easements secured and legal loose ends tied, construction of the new pier began last October. Today, there’s still between $10,000 and $15,000 left over from the project. Hall said that if it’s enough, the money will be used to build two more floats for use at the pier. There are still some kinks to be worked out on the new pier, too. One is access for recreational boaters. “It’s not just for commercial fishermen, it’s for anyone who needs it whose life could be made easier,” Corbeau said. But Hall said the pier is intended for commercial fishermen. While some level of recreational use could likely be supported, he said, a decision on time at the pier and access hours has to be determined. “We need to get a little experience with it,” Hall said. “The harbormaster will sort through it, but we need some experience to make those decisions.” One solution may be the old pier. With less gear to haul, the old pier may be just fine for recreational fishermen or other boaters. It will stay open for pedestrian use, said Bruce Gullifer, director of community services and project manager for the new pier.
“The old pier will stay up until it deteriorates to the point it needs to be taken out,” he said. “It’s still OK for pedestrians and recreational fishermen.” Though the pier has been open for nearly a month, the town will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Town Council Chairwoman Judy Roy will speak, in addition to local fishermen and a representative from Land for Maine’s Future. The event is a way for the community to give thanks to all the people involved in building the new pier, Hall said. “We can now take a quick minute to take a look back, appreciate the effort and get back to work,” he said. “Fishing is an important part of our history. ... If we can help by making their process more efficient, it’ll certainly help the guys doing it now and I’d like to think it’ll add a glimmer of hope to the next generation.” Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Mario on Twitter: @ riocarmine.
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Holland said he’d soon send an introduction letter to parents, and that he’d visit with the fall athletic teams, who start practicing a few weeks before school begins. Holland will make more than $93,000 in annual salary, according to Sue Shaw, the School Department payroll administrator. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or email@example.com. Follow Mario on Twitter: @ riocarmine.
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