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Vol. 11, No. 34

News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

Compromise sought over Scarborough High School student fees

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First come the snacks in the CATCH program for children, coordinated locally by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. On Wednesday, South Portland Boys & Girls Club members Damien Smith, left, Jessica Adams, Sky Jordan and Jacob Piechowski had fruit kabobs of cantaloupes, strawberries and avocados before a 20-minute lesson on proper nutrition and 30 minutes of outdoor play.

Kids ‘CATCH’ nutrition wave By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — Fresh from her walk to the library, Boys & Girls Club member Emma Darling had one reaction as she entered the club fitness room Wednesday afternoon. “Yummy, fruit,� she said, eyeing kabobs of cantaloupes, avocados, grapes and strawber-

ries surrounding pools of yogurt. Her reaction delighted Southern Maine Agency on Aging volunteers Genesta Berry and Olga Schimmer, who had spent 15 minutes piercing the fruit with toothpicks for the final summer session of the CATCH Healthy Habits program. See page 20

By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — A week after an Aug. 16 School Board vote approving a $50 annual student parking fee for the upcoming high school year, a parent said the board and opponents of the fees are seeking a compromise. Mike Gilbert, the father of two high school students and president of the field hockey booster club, said he and senior class President Jack Sullivan have approached School Board Chairman Bob Mitchell with a plan to ensure the School Department receives anticipated revenue this year and will not have to cut supplies or personnel. Gilbert said the plan would require the board to set up a committee consisting of a board member, school administrator, students and parents to discuss future methods of boosting revenue. In the offer, current fees of $100 for athletics and $50 for extracurricular activities would remain unchanged for 24 months, with no new fees instituted. The School Board would also be asked to approach the Town Council for $50,000 of municipal surplus to cover the

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Scarborough seniors Merrick Madden and Jack Sullivan confer as School Board Chairman Bob Mitchell speaks about administrative pay increases during a hearing on school parking fees Aug. 16. The board voted 6-1 to institute a $50 annual student parking fee, payable over two semesters.

budgeted increase in fee revenues for the current fiscal year. In the compromise offer, fee caps per semester and family would be instituted, too. Gilbert noted the parking and athletic fees amount to about $700 annually, a cost he splits with his children. He said he knows of families paying more than $1,000 per year in various fees. Mitchell on Thursday said he received an email from Gilbert and confirmed details of the proposed compromise, but has not discussed it with the full board. He said no schedule for

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Council finds reverse gear on Knightville parking The corner of Ocean and D streets in South Portland features a support for a new light pole, but the 15-year-old tradition of angled parking on two blocks of Ocean Street will likely be continued when construction work is completed. DAviD.HARRy./.THE.FORECASTER

Index Arts.Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................24 Community.Calendar......18 Meetings.........................18

By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — New sidewalks, catch basins and light poles are becoming more visible on Ocean Street in Knightville. But after a shift in opinion Monday by at least three city councilors, the old angled parking in front of businesses between E and C streets is likely to continue.

In a special workshop held after the regular council meeting, six of seven councilors indicated support for vehicle parking on the west side of the street at 45-degree angles, with traffic flow becoming one way for an undetermined stretch. Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis was the only supporter of a council-approved plan from

June that would have returned parallel parking not seen on the street for 15 years. “You can’t just re-debate every issue again and again and again,� De Angelis said at the outset of a 20-minute talk on the safety advantages of parallel parking. Mayor Patti Smith and CounSee page 20

INSIDE Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................7 Out.&.About....................19 People.&.Business.........17

Police.Beat.....................10 Real.Estate.....................28 School.Notebook............16 Sports.............................13

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Shore Road Pathway nears completion in Cape Elizabeth with Ocean House Road (Route 77). "Everything is going fine, we're pretty much on schedule," Public Works Director Robert Malley said. "A lot of people are using it right now and it's nice to see that. It's already starting to gain some popularity." Although the pathway is now about 70

By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — Shore Road Pathway construction is nearing completion, with most sections paved and guardrails installed. The completed pathway will stretch 2.2 miles along Shore Road, from Fort Williams Park south to the intersection

News briefs Mass. man charged after S. Portland crash SOUTH PORTLAND — An early morning rollover accident just off the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Aug. 18 resulted in an charge of operating under the influence against a Massachusetts man. Police said Daniel Thomas, 22, of Shrewsbury, Mass., was discovered outside his 2002 Dodge van when they arrived at the southbound I-295 on-ramp from the bridge at 12:51 a.m., according to a news release by Lt. Frank Clark. Thomas was the only occupant of the van, which was on its roof when emergency crews arrived. After Thomas was evaluated by emergency personnel, police made a roadside investigation, and Thomas was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland. There he was given a blood-alcohol test, Clark said. Police said the cause of the accident has not been determined, but eyewitness accounts and an investigation suggested excessive speed and alcohol were contrib-

uting factors in the single-vehicle crash. Jail officials said Thomas was no longer being held on Wednesday.

Explosion in C.E. sends man to hospital CAPE ELIZABETH — An explosion from a small fire sent one man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries early Wednesday morning. Jay Moores, 42, of Saco, was clearing brush at a friend’s Valley Road home when he poured gasoline from an old automobile gas tank on a small brush fire at about 8 a.m., according to Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland said the gasoline exploded, and Moores received first- and seconddegree burns. Sgt. Joel Davis of the state fire marshal’s office said Cape Elizabeth fire and rescue responded and transported Moores to Maine Medical Center in Portland. The fire was contained and the explosion was ruled an accident, Davis said.

percent complete, he said, a few projects remain. The last major milestone will be installation of a bridge and construction of retaining walls at the Pond Cove crossing, Malley said. The bridge is pre-fabricated and should be installed in early September. The retaining walls will be put in where the topography drops off, which will be time consuming, but should be done in time for the early October completion date, Malley said. In addition to those items, the pathway also displaces several mailboxes, and portions of the irrigation system along the path will also have to be adjusted. Malley said he has been working with the U.S. Postal Service to move the mailboxes, with most of them already relocated. The main issue is access to the mailboxes and the town's ability to clear snow in the winter, Malley said. The Town Council approved the 5-footwide asphalt-paved pathway in 2010, after a long debate about the project. The pathway was proposed to address safety concerns along Shore Road, where running and biking space was previously slim, creating dangerous situations between cars and pedestrians traveling on the road. The majority of the morethan-$800,000 pathway cost was paid for through a Maine Department of Transportation grant of $729,000. The

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The Shore Road Pathway in Cape Elizabeth is about 70 percent finished. Remaining construction includes installing a bridge and retaining walls.

remainder was raised privately by the town. Construction has progressed steadily since beginning in mid-June, but was halted in August for three days for the 15th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K race. The town plans to have a dedication of the pathway in early October. L.P. Murray & Sons of Cape Elizabeth is the contractor for the project. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@theforecaster.net. follow him on Twitter: @W_c_Graff.

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Cape Elizabeth Land Trust closes in on purchase of Robinson Woods II By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — Long-term preservation and protection of woods along Shore Road is close to becoming a reality. The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust is just shy of reaching its $1.2 million goal for purchase of the 63-acre Robinson Woods II parcel. The trust has about $25,000 more to raise, President Ted Darling said this week. "This particular property was the No. 1 priority for the town and the land trust," Darling said. "We're excited the funding has come through. We've had great community support." Darling said he thinks the funding will be completed by Sept. 30, and expects to close on the property by midNovember. The land trust is a nonprofit group of residents whose focus is on protecting and preserving natural habitats in Cape Elizabeth. The woodlands contain valuable habitat for waterfowl and wading birds, and about a mile of trails that are part of the town's Greenbelt network. This purchase will combine with 80 acres of adjoining woodlands, called Robinson Woods, purchased by the trust in 2003, and be used for recreation and educational purposes. It will also complete part of the town's broad 1977 land

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The 80 acres of Robinson Woods could soon be combined with a 63-acre parcel as the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust closes on a fundraising goal of $1.2 million to buy the land. The trust has about $25,000 left to raise.

preservation vision. The town dedicated $350,000 to the land trust in June last year. Almost half of that pledge, $150,000, will come from the town's land-acquisition fund.

The remaining $200,000 is part of a 20-year bond. The only requirement for the money is that the land trust must provide a public access easement for the town across

the property. "It's important because it's going to be part of the Greenbelt and we need to be able to have people be able to traverse it," Town Manager Mike McGovern said. The land trust has raised about $75,000 since it began seeking donations from the public. Those donations are being matched by a grant from resident Paul Coulombe. Additional funding for the property has come from individuals, private foundation grants, the trust board of directors, and organizational land reserves. This piece of land will secure one of three remaining pieces in the area, leaving only about a quarter of a mile that is not permanently protected, Darling said. The land trust is working on projects for the property that they will roll out the year after the land is purchased, he said. "We greatly appreciate the support for this project from the community," Darling said. "It was a focus project for us and it has been very successful." Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@theforecaster.net. follow him on Twitter: @W_c_Graff.

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S.P. School Board OKs hirings, shifts funds Stinson. The hiring was one of 10 that received unanimous board approval, but not before Stinson's supporters asked the board to reconsider its decision. Stinson has coached football for eight years and has been an ed tech for three, and current and former parents and players said he deserved the teaching position. "He went out of his way to help my son," Morse Street resident Kathleen Cleary said. She credited Stinson with helping her son pass the chemistry class needed to graduate, although her son is not a football player. Matthew Welch of Ledgefield Circle,

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"Nobody is showing me anything saying an injustice was done," he said. The board also approved adding staff positions, with a third kindergarten teacher at Dora L. Small School near Willard Square and an additional teacher or ed tech working district-wide as the department determines the impact of open enrollments on class sizes at the city's five elementary schools. After announcing a surplus of about $600,000 from the last fiscal year, Godin asked the board to shift $300,000 to a technology upgrade account set aside for new purchases in fiscal year 2014. The department is waiting for a decision from the Maine Department of Education on what will be supplied to replace laptop computers in the next few years. Computers for middle-schoolers are state-supplied, and the department provides laptop computers to high-schoolers through a program developed by the state several years ago. Godin said any replacement program is expected to cost about $1 million and include grades seven through 12. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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Unsung Hero: Jim Elkins, an ear for solving problems By David Treadwell SCARBOROUGH — Jim Elkins is a rarity in today’s ego-driven, more-is-better, loudest-is-best culture. He’s the kind of guy who really listens to what you have to say. Really. Listens. He came to Maine in 1975 by way of Ohio, where he grew up and went to college, and Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, where he held a series of jobs. Each job tapped his abilities to engage people and solve problems. Elkins held several counseling-oriented jobs in central Maine, before establishing his own private practice. When his wife Kathy took a job as a curriculum administrator in Wells, they moved to Scarborough and Jim continued his work as a career counselor. “I tried to help people learn about themselves, make sound choices and find career satisfaction,” he said. In addition to serving individual clients, he was hired by a relocation firm to assist the spouses of executives when they changed locations. He conducted much of his business over the phone. Around eight years ago, Elkins learned about Project GRACE, a Scarborough organization dedicated to “improving the lives of our neighbors by identifying both those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinating the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner.” The organization also works with its donors to provide back-to-school items and gifts or food during the holidays.

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He contacted Project GRACE to offer his assistance and started out by helping deliver holiday items to families in need. In due time, he determined that his skills could be best put to work answering incoming phone calls from Scarborough residents seeking assistance. “Most calls concern the need for shortterm financial assistance for expenses such as fuel, utilities, rent and food,” Elkins explained. “When people are in a real crisis, we serve as a referral agency.” His leadership skills soon led to his appointment as chairman of the granting resources committee, which handles those requests, and as a member of the board. Mary Rollo, former executive director of Project GRACE said Elkins “is an unbelievable resource for us. His knowledge of different agencies is critical when dealing with people over the phone. We have many terrific volunteers, but Jim is in a category all by himself.” Because of his fine work with Project GRACE, Elkins was the first-ever recipient of the Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award. The award was designed to honor active adults 62 and above who are making a difference in the community. Under the terms of the award,

Jim Elkins at the Portland Regional Chamber on Congress Street, where he is a member of the board of directors. He is also chairman of the granting resources committee at Project GRACE in Scarborough.

the charity receives $500 and the honoree also receives $500. Not surprisingly, Jim Elkins turned his $500 award right over to Project GRACE. Elkins is also on the Portland Regional Chamber board of directors, and he has been on several committees for United

Way, an organization he has served for a dozen years. Ever humble, he was reluctant at first to be interviewed. In explaining his devotion to Project GRACE and other organizations, Elkins said simply, “I like to make an impact.”

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Summers’ job program fails to live up to claims of success By Naomi Schalit and John Christie Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

AUGUSTA — Republican Charlie Summers has pinned his campaign for the U. S. Senate on a vow to improve the economy and create jobs on a national level, the way he says he has in Maine. As secretary of state, Summers added a $50,000 “Small Business Advocate” in his office that his campaign website claims shows how “investing in small businesses will create jobs and strengthen our economy.” If elected, Summers says he will “introduce legislation that will create a national small business advocate, just like the one I successfully lobbied for in Maine who has already saved Maine businesses from undue state regulators.” But a Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examination of the business advocate’s own records reveals a much more mixed story of the effectiveness of the new position.

While Summers boasts the program is a job creator, in the 10 months it has been in operation, records show few, if any, new jobs can be directly attributed to the work of Summers the business advocate. For seven weeks this spring and summer, from June 1 to July 27, the advocate did not have a single open case, according to weekly activity reports. The records also reveal the advocate claims credit for solving problems that others solved, and suffers from legal restrictions that handicap his effectiveness. Dan Billings, chief legal counsel to Gov. Paul LePage – and as of Monday a nominee to the state’s District Court bench – was critical of the position on As Maine Goes, the popular web forum for Maine Republicans: “My point is that someone should look at whether the Small Business Advo-

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After a layoff, taking inspiration from birds By K. Francis Sullivan I’ve become a bird-watcher this summer. I’ve had plenty of time for it. After working at the same job for 25 years, I was laid off. I’ve worked steadily since I was 16 years old, so it felt pretty good not to work for a while. I was on vacation and finally had time to read, time to sleep, and time to do whatever I wanted to. But, as the weeks wore on with no job prospects in sight, a shadow of doubt began lingering around me. I feared I was losing my identity and purpose in life. I often struggled to remember what day it was. But I remember the day when, just before sunset, the birds all returned from their winter sojourn. I felt energized as I listened to their spirited proclamation that spring had arrived. The world was being reborn. Maybe it was time I had a new beginning, too. I might have missed this inspirational concert had I been working. When you’re on the rat-race treadmill, you tend not to take the time to really see and hear the world around you. As I listened to the variety of bird songs blending

together, I wondered what bird was singing which part. I decided that this summer, I would take the time to learn something about birds. I didn’t realize that by learning about birds, I would also be learning about myself. For example, robins don’t walk; they run across my yard with no hesitation. They hold their heads up with such an air of confidence; you’d think they owned the world. I don’t have much confidence that I can start over at my age. What marketable skills do I have after working so long at one job? Who’s going to want to hire someone lacking the energy of youth? I was thrilled when three blue jays visited my backyard one bright morning. They are not popular with everybody. Some people consider them to be loud and crude. But I admire them for their protective nature and close family ties. My co-workers had become like family members after working with them for so long. Now, I feel those connections fading away. When I check my e-mail, it usually declares “no messages from contacts.” When I’m on Facebook, I mostly “troll” through my friends’ status updates, worried that my own would be boring.

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Cost of a high school musical? Priceless My wife and daughter went to the first rehearsal for the fall play at her new school recently. They both had a great time, which is no surprise. The director is the head of a dance school Carol and Elizabeth attended, so they have a long and happy history. A number of the kids and adults have been in shows with Elizabeth before, so The View both sides have the comfort of familiarity. And Carol gets to hang around another musical. I don’t know if love is a strong enough word to describe my wife’s feelings about musicals. I suspect her version of The Rapture includes being lifted into heaven as a choir of angels in period costume sings the finale of “Hello, Dolly.” Whether by transmission or accident, Elizabeth Mike Langworthy shares her mother’s love for the musical stage. She did her first show in elementary school and never looked back. She has done everything from chorus to second leads. Carol attends many rehearsals, learns songs and dances so she can rehearse Elizabeth privately, and attends nearly every performance as volunteer or audience member. It’s an incredible motherdaughter experience that I watch from the sidelines, because I don’t want to interfere with their unique symbiosis and because musicals and I – well, it’s complicated. Musicals have always lurked in the background of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of my mother singing songs from “Kismet.” As a child, I didn’t understand how she could sing “Stranger in Paradise” so beautifully during the day and cry so bitterly at night when she thought

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Surprised that Beem is still around Imagine my surprise when opening The Forecaster and finding that Edgar Allen Beem is still writing “The Universal Notebook” opinion column. After reading his column of July 26, 2012, informing us that the United States of America is not the greatest country in the world, I thought that he might have packed his bags and been on his way to the greatest country in the world. Which is where? Mr. Beem, when you’re ready to go, I’ll drive you to the Jetport. Charles Barron North Yarmouth

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The great thing about sports is that, ultimately, they don’t matter. They are just games, entertainment, a diversion from the harsh realities of everyday life. That’s why they are so popular. I grew up playing baseball and basketball, and watching football. My first newspaper job while still in high school was reporting on schoolboy sports in Westbrook. I say schoolboy, because in the 1960s there were few athletic opportunities for girls The Universal and the few that did exist were rarely reported. The rules of sports, being arbitrary and capricious, change all the time. When I was in high school, female basketball players could only dribble twice before they had to pass the ball, and I seem to recall that some players couldn’t cross halfcourt. Sexist nonsense. As are the rules that Edgar Allen Beem have boys and girls playing two different games of lacrosse. Just about everything in boys’ lacrosse that looks like it should be illegal (whacking your opponent repeatedly with a metal pole) is actually legal. In fact, I’m amazed that anything is illegal in boys’ lacrosse. Girls’ lacrosse, on the other hand, is a less violent game, though just as physical. Coaches and sports officials have thus far declined to issue girls helmets and pads and let them play by the same rules as the boys, but when that day finally does come, we will look back and think how silly it was to think we had to protect fast, strong, fit young women from hurting one another. That said, this column was prompted by watching the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones barrel into Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia at home plate in a recent game. Just about everywhere else on the field, if you run into an opposing player, it’s interference or obstruction. But for some unknown macho reason catchers are considered fair game for cheap shots. This isn’t hockey, boys. Catchers should not be allowed to block the plate and runners should be out if they don’t slide. Baseball is my favorite sport, but there is a lot of silliness about America’s pastime. Why, for instance, do baseball managers wear uniforms? From the pros to the high schools, grown men who are never again going to play the game parade around the sidelines in stretch pants and stirrup socks.

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Is there any other sport in which coaches or managers wear uniforms? Diving coaches in Speedos? Hoops coaches in tank tops and baggies? Football coaches wearing helmets? Heck, Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick shows up for games on nationwide television wearing old sweatshirts with the sleeves cut off. Lose the uniforms, gentlemen. And speaking of losing uniforms, why in the world do women beach volleyball players put up with being asked to parade around in bikinis. Maybe because half the audience for the sport are male buttwatchers. But come on, ladies, don’t dignify ogling by pandering to the prurient. Unless you’re actually playing on a beach and plan to take a plunge as soon as the set is over, there’s no reason to be wearing a bathing suit. I admit that I watched a lot of the London Olympics, or the NBC Jingoist Olympics, as I prefer to think of them. Did any country other than America win any medals? Did any other countries compete? But shameless nationalism was not the biggest problem with the Olympics. They just weren’t that interesting. No personalities emerged. No drama of athletic competition. Just a bunch of one-dimensional gym rats doing their thing. The two resolves I took away from the Olympics were that gymnasts shouldn’t pretend to be dancing and Michael Phelps is even less interesting than Mark Spitz. Watching the gymnasts on the beam and floor exercises, I was embarrassed for them as they flailed their arms around as though doing interpretive dance. Just do the flips and forget the fanfare, ladies and gentlemen. As to Master Phelps, the constant speculation about whether, because he has won more medals than anyone else, he is the greatest Olympian of all time became tedious. The answer is no, he is not. Swimmers just have more opportunities to medal than other athletes. If there were a three-legged race and a sack race in the Olympics as well as dashes, relays and long jumps, Carl Lewis would have won those medals, too. Athletics play a vital role in society, providing personal outlets for the few and shared amusement for the many. But winning and losing are far less important than what an athlete does with his or her success. Dolts like Phelps and Usain Bolt haven’t figured that out yet. 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/132559

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8/16 at 8:24 a.m. Bryan Connelly, 45, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons by Sgt. Eric Fay on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 8/16 at 9:40 a.m. Teresa Esposito, 59, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Shore Road by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of driving an uninspected motor vehicle. 8/17 at 8:26 a.m. Olivia Barber, 21, of Portland, was issued a summons on Ocean House Road by Officer Ben Davis on a charge of driving an uninspected motor vehicle. 8/18 at 9:55 a.m. Scott Simonds, 57, of Saco, was issued a summons on Fowler Road by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 8/18 at 3:05 p.m. Andrew Doody, 36, of Portland, was issued a summons on Shore Road by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of driving an uninspected motor vehicle.

Need new pants? 8/19 at 12:15 a.m. Police responded to a residential burglary in progress and found two male teens "wearing baggy pants" in the home's garage. The teens fled by bicycle and were not located. A wallet was taken from a car on the premises.

Fire calls 8/16 at 10:01 a.m. Fire alarm on Hawthorne Road. 8/17 at 7:29 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Stone Drive.

EMS Cape Elizabeth emergency services responded to 15 calls from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20.

ScArborough Arrests 8/13 at 10:40 a.m. Anthony M. Lawson, 31, of Falmouth Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Garrett Strout on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 8/13 at 1:46 p.m. Yeshuaselaa H. Belanger, 30, of Falmouth Street, Westbrook, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/15 at 2:13 a.m. Joseph L. Aceto III, 19, of Homestead Avenue, Portland, was arrested on Heathwood Lane by Officer Brian Nappi on charges of consumption of liquor by a minor and violating conditions of release. 8/15 at 1:07 p.m. Cari A. Barney, 20, of Rollins Way, South Portland, was arrested on Pumpkin Lane by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs. 8/18 at 1:29 a.m. Andrew J. Linscott, 22, of

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Summonses 8/13 at 5:03 p.m. Two 16-year-old females, of Windham, were issued summonses on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Scott Vaughan on charges of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/14 at 7:28 p.m. Kimmarie D. Harvey, 37, of Elliot Avenue, Buxton, was issued a summons on County Road by Officer Michael Beeler on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 8/17 at 1:44 a.m. Nicholas J. Masters, 26, of High Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 8/19 at 2:03 a.m. Christian D. Pratt, 27, of Chadbourne Road, Standish, was issued a summons at Pine Point Road and Route 1 by Officer Timothy Barker on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Destination bangor, Maine? 8/15 at 10:23 a.m. Five males ranging from 18 to 23 years old were issued trespass warnings after they hopped aboard a freight train just off Highland Avenue.

Low rider 8/16 at 6:28 p.m. Police issued a trespass warning to a male who would not leave Maine Indoor Karting on Washington Avenue. He allegedly refused management requests to hitch up his pants and also gave police a false name. 8/17 at 3:01 p.m. Police were unable to locate a group of youths allegedly drinking alcohol at Scarborough Beach State Park.

Fire calls 8/14 at 9:56 a.m. Alarm call on Pleasant Hill Road. 8/14 at 1:04 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Barbara Avenue. 8/15 at 7:01 a.m. Alarm call on Ashley Drive. 8/15 at 11:09 a.m. Vehicle fire on Gorham Road. 8/15 at 12:28 p.m. Alarm call on Spring Street. 8/15 at 11:10 p.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 8/16 at 8:19 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 8/16 at 10:37 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1. 8/16 at 4:42 p.m. Alarm call on Twilight Drive. 8/17 at 11:09 a.m. Alarm call on Route 1.

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8/17 at 1:23 a.m. Joshua Hixon, 25, of Portland, was arrested on Market Street by Officer Michael Armstrong on charges of operating under the influence and operating after suspension.

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from previous page 8/17 at 4:21 p.m. Alarm call on Chamberlain Drive. 8/17 at 6:32 p.m. Structure fire on Stonebrooke Road. 8/17 at 8:03 p.m. Structure fire on Two Rod Road. 8/18 at 8:25 a.m. Structure fire on Snow Canning Road. 8/18 at 12:35 p.m. Water problem on Nutter Way. 8/18 at 7:51 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Sophia Avenue. 8/18 at 9:48 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Sophia Avenue. 8/18 at 11:49 p.m. Smoke odor investigation on Sophia Avenue.

EMS Scarborough emergency services responded to 28 calls from Aug. 13-19.

South PortlAnd Arrests 8/11 at 7:06 a.m. Mohamed Moalin, 18, of Roxbury, Mass., was arrested on Wermuth Street by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. 8/13 at 2:08 a.m. Ryan M. Thayer, 20, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Chris Schofield on charges of domestic violence assault and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 8/13 at 11:36 a.m. Justin L. Smith, 26, of South Portland, was arrested on Westbrook Street by Officer Thomas Simonds on a charge of criminal trespass. 8/13 at 3:59 p.m. Joseph A. Matthews, 43, of South Portland, was arrested on Waterman Drive by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/13 at 4:14 p.m. Jerry L. Edwards, 30, of Scarborough, was arrested on Gorham Road by Officer Jeff Levesque on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release. 8/13 at 9:54 p.m. Nicholas DiBiase, 20, of Westbrook, was arrested on Running Hill Road by Officer Kevin Webster on charges of possession of marijuana and obstructing government administration. 8/14 at 10:23 p.m. Julio R. Madrid, 26, of Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested on Powers Road by Officer Ryan Le on charges of operating without a license and operating under the influence. 8/15 at 3:02 a.m. Sarah D. Reynolds, 18, no address listed, was arrested on Rigby Road by Officer Chris Schofield on a charge of trespass on railroad tracks. 8/15 at 3:02 a.m. Michael Rayborne, 19, no address listed, was arrested on Rigby Road by Officer Chris Schofield on a charge of trespass on railroad tracks. 8/15 at 3:02 a.m. Montgomery J. Nunni, 21, no address listed, was arrested on Rigby Road by Officer Chris Schofield on a charge of trespass on railroad tracks. 8/15 at 3:02 a.m. Jayson Calvo, 22, no address listed, was arrested on Rigby Road by Officer Chris Schofield on a charge of trespass on railroad tracks. 8/15 at 7:09 a.m. Robert Whiteford, 24, of South Portland, was arrested on Ocean Street by Officer Thomas Simonds on charges of criminal mischief and domestic violence criminal threatening.

8/11 at 4:48 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Rocco Navarro on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/11 at 4:49 p.m. Marcio A. Costa, 22, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Gorham Road by Officer Rocco Navarro on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/12 at 1:36 a.m. Jeffrey K. Berube, 36, of Biddeford, was issued a summons on I-295 by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of criminal speeding. 8/13 at 12:48 a.m. Jayme M. Hurley, 28, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Cannon Road by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/13 at 12:48 a.m. Thomas X. Lewis, 34, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Cannon Road by Officer Chris Gosling on charges of burglary and theft by unauthorized taking. 8/13 at 7:51 p.m. Katherine A. Levesque, 42, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Waterman Drive by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/13 at 9:47 p.m. Gabrielle M. Grubb, 22, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Waterman Drive by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/14 at 11:58 a.m. Otto K. Appelt, 46, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer John Bostwick on a charge of assault. 8/14 at 9:57 p.m. Paizley J. Mitchell, 18, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Shane Stephenson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/15 at 6:01 p.m. A 14-year-old female, of Standish, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Michael Armstrong on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 8/15 at 6:05 p.m. William Hoye, 30, of Portland, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of operating after suspension. 8/17 at 8:59 p.m. Grant Derosiers, 19, of Falmouth, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Officer Andrew Nelson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

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Getting kicks 8/13 at 9:16 a.m. Nothing was reported missing after employees at the Q Street Diner found the door to an ouside storage shed had been kicked open.

Fire calls 8/14 at 10:26 a.m. Alarm malfunction on Lombard Street. 8/14 at 10:38 a.m. Alarm malfunction on Broadway. 8/14 at 1:44 p.m. Aircraft standby on Westbrook Street. 8/15 at 4:12 a.m. Building fire on Main Street. 8/15 at 7:18 p.m. Smoke investigation on Main Street. 8/15 at 9:05 p.m. Accident with injuries on I-295. 8/15 at 10:32 p.m. Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident on Broadway. 8/16 at 9:31 a.m. Heat detector malfunction on Broadway. 8/16 at 5:54 p.m. Smoke detector activation on Ocean Street. 8/16 at 10:47 p.m. Lockout on Maine Mall Road.

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The Red Sox have seen doldrums before By Bryan O’Connor With every passing day, it looks more and more likely that this year’s Red Sox will finish with a losing record. While the doom and gloom that surrounded the pre-2004 Red Sox is starting to define the post-2009 team as well, let’s not forget that Boston fans have been spoiled for a generation. The last Red Sox team to finish below .500 was the 1997 squad. In 1997, Bill Clinton began his second term as President. Microsoft bailed out a failing Apple Computer by buying shares. The Spice Girls released their first album. Nobody but Zack Morris (a recent graduate) owned a cell phone. In baseball, the 78-84 Red Sox finished fourth in the A.L. East. The Detroit Tigers finished third, still in the East division because the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, like Rebecca Black and Viagra, were not yet born. Mike Trout turned six. The Baltimore Orioles won the division, their last winning season. It’s been awhile. Like their 2012 counterparts, the 1997 Red Sox hit the ball pretty well, but had below-average pitching. Like this year’s team, they were led by a rotund slugger who enjoyed one of his best seasons on a percentage basis but missed some time due to injury. Beyond that, the teams don’t have much in common. The 1997 Red Sox had actually made the postseason more recently (in 1995) than this year’s team, but the postseason wasn’t exactly a birthright. They hadn’t

won a playoff game since 1986 and hadn’t won a World Series since 1918 (perhaps you’ve heard about that drought). This year’s team has made the playoffs six of the last nine seasons and won two of the last eight World Series. Anything less than a playoff appearance is a failure. Red Sox ownership paid $43,232,000 for the entire 1997 team, the 11th-highest figure in the league and fourth-highest in their five-team division. This year, Carl Crawford, John Lackey, and Daisuke Matsuzaka will make $46,640,475 to play fewer than 50 total games. The whole team will make $173,186,617, just a hair (OK, maybe a $1.4 million ARod hair) behind the second-place Phillies. Coming into 1997, Mo Vaughn had been an All-Star twice and even an MVP. Pitcher Steve Avery had been an AllStar with the ’93 Braves, but hadn’t been an above-average pitcher since ’94. Utilitymen Wil Cordero and Mike Stanley and reliever Heathcliff Slocumb had all been token All-Stars with other teams in recent years. Aside from them and a hobbled Bret Saberhagen, who pitched just 26 innings in ’97, no other Red Sox player had an All-Star appearance on his resume. Expectations may have been high for 23-year-old shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, but he hadn’t proven anything in a 1996 cup of coffee. Coming into 2012, Dustin Pedroia had been a Rookie of the Year, an MVP, and a three-time All-Star. Adrian Gonzalez had

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played in four straight All-Star games and received MVP votes in five straight years. Ortiz was a seven-time All-Star who once finished in the top five in five straight MVP votes. Jacoby Ellsbury was coming off a season in which he was an All-Star, won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger, and finished second in MVP balloting. Crawford and Kevin Youkilis had seven AllStar appearances between them, and the relatively young pitching staff had a combined 12. A Red Sox fan in 1997 may have looked at the hometown nine and seen a slugger in his

prime, the next great shortstop, and a team that might finish at .500 if everything broke the right way. They caught a few of those breaks- Nomar began a string of .300 seasons (enjoying a 30-game hit streak in the process), a 30-year-old John Valentin enjoyed one of his best years, and former starter Tom Gordon emerged as a bullpen ace- but not enough to win half of their games. The future was bright in October of ’97. The team would add ace Pedro Martinez and win 92 games and its first Wild Card in ’98, then win 94 games

and a playoff series in ’99 after shedding Vaughn and installing future mainstays Jason Varitek and Trot Nixon in key roles. They would be fringe contenders until changes in ownership, management, and budget in the early 2000s created a perennial powerhouse. A Red Sox fan in 2012 may have been cautiously optimistic after last September’s collapse, but this year’s roster was loaded with talent and sure to win close to 90 games, with a ceiling somewhere over 100, should continued page 15

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Courtesy Andrew Gordon

Volleyball was one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

By Andrew Gordon (Ed. Note: Andrew Gordon is the girls’ lacrosse and former field hockey coach at Deering High School. He also serves as a field hockey official. He is a native of England.) For one day, I can truly say I was in what felt like the happiest place on earth. The Olympic Park in Stratford, East London - full of smiles, flags, anticipation of events to come, animated discussion of feats just witnessed, and joy in just being a tiny part of it all. I count myself very fortunate to have been there at all. My English parents were good enough to apply for tickets in the ballot for my son and I and successful in getting them for us in sessions of soccer, basketball, and volleyball (not the beach version). Once in England, I tried desperately to obtain more tickets, like half the population, but nothing doing - they were like gold dust as soon

as the events started. The week leading up to the Olympics was full of concern about whether the transportation system would collapse under the strain of the extra traffic, why the security guards promised by the private company employed for that purpose had not materialized, if the wettest June and July on record would continue and perhaps most of all, whether British athletes would repeat the successes of Beijing, or revert back to type and be plucky losers in London. Despite all these fears, after the imaginative and extraordinary opening ceremony, the tube ran flawlessly and people even started to talk to each other on it, the army stepped in happily to deal with security and as soon as my son and I reached the UK, the sun came out and the temperature rose, for which I take full credit. continued page 14


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from page 13 The first few days saw little British success, but after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning broke our duck in rowing, the golds just wouldn’t stop coming. Those two perhaps typified the diversity of athletes at the Olympics — Stanning was on leave from the army and will most likely be stationed in Afghanistan by Christmas, while Glover is a former physical education teacher who lied about her height at a rowing trial session to become part of the Olympic development program. It did not escape my attention (especially as my American-born son kept informing me) that the Yanks were doing quite well at the same time. Americans cleaned up in the pool, including 15 year old Katie Ledecky (how would you like to swim against her in your high school meet?), and of course, the mighty Mr. Phelps. I can truly say I am a much greater admirer of Mr. Phelps than I was before these Olympics, and not because of all those golds - in fact it was his dignity and grace when shockingly beaten into the silver medal position by Chad le Clos of South Africa that really impressed me. I thought Alyson Felix was the most graceful runner on the track, the gymnasts were breathtaking, the diver David Boudia almost perfect and the women’s soccer team spectacular. Their game with Canada was so much more exciting and entertaining than any of the

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South Portland's AAA Boys of Summer baseball team went 9-1-1 this summer and tied Bayside Blue, 4-4, in a championship game called by darkness to wind up co-league champions. Back row (left to right): Coach Hobbs, head coach John Heffernan, coach Jason. Middle row: James Heffernan, Noah Dreifus, Walter Clay, Manny Galarraga, Akash Bhatnager, Coby Downs. Front row: Andrew Heffernan, Bradley McMains, Michael McMains, Sam Rumelhart, Nolan Hobbs, Andrew Varipatis, Jack Twombly.

men’s matches that it even converted my 82-year-old Dad to the women’s game. My one regret is that I did not get to see the sport I played and coached for many decades, field hockey, in person. Oh, and it’s hockey everywhere but here, the other sport is known as ice hockey.

While I’m at it, men do play too and hit the ball at incredible speeds these days, much faster than when I last played 20 years ago. The games were fast, highly skilled and exciting, but Kate Middleton kept getting all the best tickets. Fortunately, the BBC did those with access

to it proud, every sport was televised live and without interruption, which just exposed the paucity of the NBC coverage when I returned to the States for the last couple of days. But back to the day we spent in the Olympic Park, a day neither of us will forget. From the moment we stepped out of Stratford tube station we sensed the Olympic spirit, as some of the 70,000 volunteers guided us towards the park with big smiles on their faces. The volunteers were the big hit of the games - many never saw any live action, some gave up careers just to be involved for the 17 days, but all were universally praised for their enthusiasm and the delight they took in performing their roles. As we entered the park, we heard the roars from inside the Aquatics Center and saw the spectacular Olympic stadium right in front of us, with the other venues a good hike through the park to our right. There seemed to be people there from just about every nation on earth, judging by the flags, hats and shirts we saw sported by those around us. Many had only been able to obtain tickets for admission to the park and sat on the hill watching one side of a giant screen, but that did not seem to diminish their excitement at just being there. My son and I watched basketball between teams that probably 90 percent of those there had no allegiance to, Brazil and Canada followed by Turkey and China, but the presentation was great

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Red Sox from page 13 the pitching revert to 2009 form. Instead, the pitching imploded, injuries shredded the lineup, a bumbling manager drove Youkilis out of town and disenfranchised the rest of his team, and by fall, no one seemed to care. A one-run deficit in the eighth inning was a death sentence, even

Olympics from previous page and everybody picked a team to cheer for. It was so hard to drag myself out of the park at the day’s end, I would probably have been the last one to leave if my son hadn’t been tired and hungry, but the power of sport and of the games to unite people and bring joy will be my lasting memory. Finally, I must praise the land of my

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if three superstars with eight-figure contracts were due up in the ninth. In fall of 2012, the future doesn’t look much brighter. Josh Beckett might be done as an effective pitcher. Crawford may be headed for Tommy John surgery and another year off. Ellsbury is a free agent at the end of the season and may view other pastures as greener than Fenway’s. Rebuilding is hardly an option,

both because the team is burdened with untradeable contracts and because it’s hard to sell a bridge year to fans who have “sold out” almost 800 consecutive home games. To further complicate things, the Rays have laid claim to the annual runner-up spot the Sox once owned, the Orioles are starting to resemble a major league baseball team and the Blue Jays have the

birth for putting on such a memorable games. Everything worked, the settings were amazing, the crowds for free events like Triathlon and the marathons were enormous and nobody complained (or they kept it to themselves if they wanted to). Fans cheered for all the athletes, regardless of where they came from and appreciated the sacrifices and determination that had brought them to that stage. I have always loved the Olympics and in some ways measure my life by four

year chunks until the next one and am proud that Britain’s games have been universally acclaimed as one of the best in modern memory. So...when will they start selling tickets for Rio, and who do I know in Brazil?

pieces to make a run in the near future. The Red Sox may see a last-place finish before they finish first again. Who thought Red Sox fans would be longing for 1997? You can read more of Bryan O’Connor’s baseball musings at replacementlevel.wordpress.com.

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Appointments The World Affairs Council of Maine, a nonprofit educational organization that serves as a public forum and resource for understanding, analyzing and debating international issues, recently elected the following three new members to its board of directors: Jacob Acker, international student support coordinator with CIEE; John Doughty, vice president and associate director of research at R.M. Davis; and Ellen Moy, adjunct professor of history and political science at Husson University and Southern Maine Community College. Board members elected to renewed terms are Gordon Erikson, Matthew Gardner, Trisha Mason, Tak Suppasettawat and Kathleen Sutherland. The board of directors elected the following officers for the upcoming year: Clifford Gilpin as president, Michael Wygant as first vice president, Tim Honey as second vice president, Joseph Keaney as treasurer, Gino Nalli as assistant treasurer, Lynne Houle as secretary, and Jacob Acker as assistant secretary.

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www.theforecaster.net Council two years ago as administrative director. She has previously worked and volunteered for several nonprofit organizations and served as staff to the Maine Legislature. Sergio A. Gaddar, a Maine licensed architect specializing in project design development and process management, has joined WBRC Architects/Engineers as project manager of its Portland office. Gaddar has extensive recent experience on projects throughout southern Maine across many sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, educational, residential, and mixed use. He is also an experienced master planner and is a LEED Accredited Professional in building design and construction. People’s United Bank announced recently that Ann Marie Swenson has been promoted to senior vice president and regional manager of business banking for Maine and New Hampshire. Swenson will be responsible for a team of 16 lenders who manage commercial relationships of up to $1.5 million. Swenson began her banking career in December 2002, with People’s United Bank as a senior credit analyst and has held several positions since including market manager and manager of business banking in southern Maine. Colin Eaton recently joined Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider, as a technical support specialist. Having attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Southern Maine, Eaton brings to Winxnet more than five years of technical experience. Most recently, he worked at Best Buy. Drummond Woodsum recently hired Adrianne Fouts as a new member of the litigation and trial services group, concentrating her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate matters. Prior to joining Drummond Wood-

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New Hires and Promotions People’s United Bank recently announced that Pamela DiPietro Hale has been promoted to market manager for the business banking team in southern Maine. Hale is the team leader for southern Maine and will be responsible for coaching and managing a three person business banking team. Hale began her banking career in 1995, in branch management. Modern Pest Services recently announced the hiring of Katie Gagnon as administrative manager. Gagnon will lead the company’s administrative team in the Brunswick corporate offices, overseeing accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections and reporting. Gagnon will also be responsible for assisting, coaching and developing the administrative team members, as well as advancing the company’s administrative processes and ensuring client satisfaction. Amy Holland was recently named executive director of the World Affairs Council of Maine. Holland joined the

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Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 8/24 “Urban Temple,” David McCann, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Friday 8/31 “The Maine Garden Journal,” Lisa Colburn, 12-1 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

Galleries Amanda Edwards, stained glass exhibit, through August, Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 8079287.

Thursday 8/30 Art Exhibit, Susan Myer Riley and Travis Roy, exhibit through Oct. 31, North Yarmouth Academy, Curtis Gallery, 148 Main Street, Yarmouth, 847-5423.

Museums Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, by appointment, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, fifthmainemuseum.org. International Cryptozoology Museum, 661 Congress St., Portland, cryptozoologymuseum.com. Maine Historical Society Museum, “Images of the Longfellow Garden,” current exhibits, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sun.; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. children’s hour Monday and Wednesday; $8 adult, $3 child, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118, maineirish.com. Maine Jewish Museum, formerly called Tree of Life at Etz Chaim, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, Gary Berenson, 329-9854, treeoflifemuseum.org.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, daily trains from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., on the hour, from the museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 828-0814, tickets, $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 child ages 3-12, price includes admission to museum. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland, 871-7188 or museumafricanculture.org. Neal Dow Memorial, 714 Congress St., Portland, tours 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 773-7773, mewctu. org. Portland Fire Museum, open first Fridays 6-9 p.m., $5 adults, $2 children age 7-plus, 157 Spring St., Portland, portlandfiremuseum. com. Portland Harbor Museum, Southern Maine Community College, Fort Road, South Portland, 799-6337, portlandharbormuseum.org. Portland Museum of Art, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday; free on Fridays 5-9 p.m., first Fridays, 7 Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland, 774-5561. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum and the Shaker Store, by appointment, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597, shaker.lib. me.us. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, SMCC campus, off Fort Road, South Portland, springpointlight.org, 7996337. Victoria Mansion, self-guided tours, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org. Yarmouth Historical Society Museum, Life Along the Royal River, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Merrill Memorial Library, Main Street, Yarmouth, 846-6259.

Music Friday 8/24 Mia Cross, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com.

Saturday 8/25 Hattie Simon, 7 p.m., Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529. Rick Miller and His Band, 9 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com. Rustic Overtones, 4 p.m., Deering Oaks Park, bandstand, Portland, alex@ecmgevents.com.

Sunday 8/26 Truth About Daisies, 6-8 p.m., Fifth Maine Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330, $8 suggested donation.

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Sunday 8/26 “Stranger Closer,” 2 p.m, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 239-8060, $5-20 pay what you can.

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Sunday 9/2 Backpack giveaway, 10:30 a.m., Next Level Church, 1053 Forest Ave., Portland, register: nlc.tv/freebackpacks, 878-8002.

Call for Volunteers Hospice volunteer training, free 21-hour program, in July, Sept., and Oct., Beacon Hospice Center, 54 Atlantic Place, 772-0929. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network needs volunteer weather observers, visit cocorahs.org for more information. CASA child advocacy volunteers needed, email: CASA@sourts. maine.gov or call 287-5403. Cumberland County Extension Association is looking for volunteers to serve on board of directors, 781-6099.

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Intro to tai chi, 10 a.m., Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland, 829-2215.

Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 7974066, $7 adults, $3 children ages 5-12, under 5 free.

Asana Breakdown, 11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m., Breathing Room Yoga and Movement Studio, 864 Broadway, South Portland, cathedralanatomy@gmail.com, $25

Roast beef dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573, $5 children 12 and under, $7 children over 12, $9 adults.

Wednesday 8/29

Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport, adults $7, children under 10 $3, 865-3363.

Saturday 9/1 Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., The Triangle Club of Casco Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A. M. Yarmouth, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth, adults: $8, children 5-12 $5, children 5 and younger free.

Getting Smarter One-on-One computer and Facebook training, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square,

Meaningful moments in the home for those living with dementia, presentation, 6-7:30 p.m., Genesis HealthCare, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, 781-5775 x 227.

Just for Seniors 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; spending time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteering as a tax aide or at a nonprofit. FMI, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 800427-7411, ext. 521.

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Birdland Jazz Quartet, 8-11 p.m., Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland, aewing62@gmail.com. Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, 9 p.m., Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, portlandempire.com, $6.

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Bach, Brave and big bands By Scott Andrews Barreling toward Labor Day weekend – and the de facto end of the summer season of arts and entertainment – there are still a few more big happenings over the next couple of weeks. One of them is Maine’s biggest classical music festival that is entirely devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries. That’s wrapping up this weekend in Fryeburg, but most of the top musicians hail from greater Portland. World music from Texas? That’s the shtick of Brave Combo, a quintet that’s been a fixture of the Lone Star State music scene for more than three decades. Brave Combo has a big touring schedule, which passes through Portland on Saturday. A pair of big bands are playing in Portland and environs within the next week. First up is the all-woman Edith Jones Project, which visits Buxton Saturday. Then the Portland Jazz Orchestra holds forth in its namesake city on Thursday. White Mountain Bach Festival The White Mountains may be mostly in New Hampshire, but there’s also a 10,000acre swath of Maine woods that lies within the boundaries of the White Mountain National Forest. Fryeburg is the gateway to the Maine section, and the Leura Eastman Arts Center, built by Fryeburg Academy four years ago, is rapidly becoming a regional gateway for music and theater. The White Mountain Bach Festival had been happening for two decades in various venues in Conway, N.H., but when the Leura Eastman center became available, the trustees jumped at the chance to move to Fryeburg. I’ve been attending the festival in both locations for about 10 years, and I’ve loved every minute of the experience. About the same time the festival crossed the state line, the trustees hired a new artistic director, who has given the festival a distinctly Maine cast. Rob Lehmann, a violinist-conductor-pedagogue from Scarborough, has persuaded many of his professional colleagues to come to Fryeburg, where they will wrap up the festival with two major performances this weekend. A total of 80 musicians are scheduled to perform. Lehmann directs the string studies program at the University of Southern Maine School of Music, where he also conducts the orchestra and leads the Meliora String Quartet. He often plays with the Portland Symphony plus he runs a community orchestra in the Boston area. Organist and harpsichordist is Ray Cornils, who’s best known to southern Maine audiences as the principal keyboardist for Portland’s Kotzschmar Memorial Organ and as the music director of Brunswick’s First Parish Church. Choral director Paul McGovern teaches music at Portland High School and conducts choirs in Cape Elizabeth and Standish. Other Maine musicians with prominent parts in the Bach Festival are violinist Charles Dimmick, who is concertmaster with the Portland Symphony Orchestra; cellist Deb Dabczynski, who also plays with the PSO; tenor George Eisenhauer, who studied voice at USM, and bass John Adams, who frequently performs with

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Maine ensembles. Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. program features five major works: a concerto grosso by Arcangelo Corelli, a concerto for two violins by Antonio Vivaldi plus an orchestral suite and two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. On Sunday at 4 p.m., the festival will present a rare summer performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” a massive oratorio for four vocalists, full chorus and orchestra that is one of the most celebrated and popular works in the classical canon. Both performances are slated for the Leura Eastman Arts Center on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Call 935-9232 or visit mwvevents.com/WMMABach.html. Brave Combo Brave Combo is a dance-swing band that hails from Denton, Texas, but its music reflects the world. Trying to describe Brave Combo requires a rather extensive vocabulary, at least when it comes to musical styles. For more than three decades the quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, blues and more. Several of those genres involve dancing, and Brave Combo likes to bill itself as “America’s Premier Dance band.” Plus it takes concert-goers on a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey. Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings – 41 albums released in North America plus half a dozen in overseas markets – range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, orchestral classics and traditional rock and roll at its finest. Since its beginnings, Brave Combo has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning a pair. The two winners were garnered by the albums “Polkasonic” in 1999 and “Let’s Kiss” in 2004. Film and television appearances range from an Academy Awardwinner to an episode of “The Simpsons.” Carl Finch, who plays guitar, keyboards and accordion, founded the band in 1979. Since 1983 he’s been playing alongside Jeffrey Barnes, who is known for his lively and imaginative stage wear as well as playing an array of reeds and woodwinds, harmonica, pennywhistle, guitars and other musical devices. Rounding out Brave Combo’s current line-up are trumpet player Danny O’Brien, drummer Alan Emert, bass guitar-

ist “Little Jack Melody” and accordionist Ginny Mac. Brave Combo’s current eastern U.S. tour comes to an end on Aug. 25, when the bus pulls into One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland) for an 8 p.m. performance. Call 761-1757. Big bands in Buxton, Portland It’s not often that two traditional “bigband” orchestras will perform in southern Maine within a six-day span, but that’s about to happen. On Aug. 25 the Edith Jones Project visits the Saco River Theatre in Buxton. With16 members, the Edith Jones Project plays a traditional jazz repertoire from the 1930s to end of the big band era. They’re particularly known for vocal and instrumental renditions of standards made famous by Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and the Count Basie Orchestra. Saturday will be

the eighth consecutive year the Edith Jones Project has appeared at Saco River Theatre. Two other distinguishing features: Edith Jones Project is an all-woman ensemble and its namesake is a dog. Catch the Edith Jones Project at 7:30 p.m. at the Saco River Theatre (formerly known as Saco River Grange Hall), Salmon Falls Road in Buxton. Call 929-6472. On Aug. 30 the Portland Jazz Orchestra plays its regular monthly gig in its namesake city. Band leader is Chris Oberholtzer, director of jazz studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. His 18 colleagues include fellow USM jazz profs plus a number of professional musicians from the Boston area. Catch the Portland Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. at One Longfellow Square (corner of Congress and State in Portland). Call 761-1757.

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from page 1 The acronym stands for Coordinated Approach to Child Health, a program developed by Oasis, a nonprofit organization promoting successful aging through learning, healthy living and social engagement. Locally, the program combines SMAA volunteers, funding from the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, and children from kindergarten age through fifth grade for weekly hour-long session of snacks, lessons and exercise. Sharon Schulberger, who coordinates the program for SMAA, said the enthusiasm is always visible from children. “They always have their hands up, and they are rambunctious during games,” she said.

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Boys & Girls Club Program Director Stephanie Bourassa said this is the third year the CATCH program has been part of the club’s summer activities, and it is always a popular draw. “The fact they are in here instead of at the dodgeball tournament shows a lot,” she said, as the sounds of cheering and athletic whistles rang from the gym next door. The basis of the lessons are about “Whoa, Slow and Go” foods, nutrition lessons guiding children away from fatty, fried, sugary or processed foods that can be all too common and convenient in diets. Half of the hour-long sessions, which extend at least eight weeks, are for exercise. On Wednesday, children tried avocados, brought in by Berry because so many children said they had never eaten them. Some knew them to be the prime ingredient in guacamole, but that was not always an appetizing concept. “I don’t eat guacamole because people put it on their face,” Lauren Haskel said. With the summer program coming to a close, Schimmer asked the group to fill out surveys on eating habits, TV viewing and computer use, and how much exercise and play they enjoy in a week. There was one last review of the food categories, as Schulberger recommended water as a great beverage to go with fruits and vegetables and volunteer Ruth Cohen reminded them to be wary of apple juice because of its high sugar content. Club members may have already been aware of healthy eating habits, but said the program taught them more. “I wanted to know more because I am going into the fifth grade,” said Jessica

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Adams. “You need to know what you are eating.” Then it was playtime for all ages, as volunteers and club members formed a circle outside. Cohen led the exercise, asking everyone one in the circle to contribute some movement, each building on the last. A chain of wiggles, jumps, dances and clapping ensued. Before joining the circle, Schimmer said volunteering is mutually beneficial. The former Deering High School teacher volunteers in several SMAAA programs, but said this gave her a chance to reconnect with children.

“I think this age group is alert with a lot of ideas they throw out,” she said. “They listen and absorb, they are interested.” The CATCH Healthy Habits program has been introduced at Dr. Waldo T. Skillin School in the city, and in city recreation programs in Redbank. Schulberger said the program is also held in Westbrook, and expects it to start up again in October as students settle into the school year. Schulberger also welcomes volunteers, and can be reached at 396-6523 and sschulberger@smaaa.org. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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from page 1 cilor Maxine Beecher agreed parallel parking is a safer alternative, but they and Councilor Tom Coward were swayed by pleas that angled parking better serves businesses in the two-block stretch. Coward said councilors lacked data on the potential impact of revised parking before the 4-3 vote in June to change the configuration. Having heard so many accounts from business owners and customers who stressed the need of quick, easy access, Coward said he is not inclined to establish a one-year trial period for parallel parking. “I’m more concerned the do-over would be over the corpses of businesses down there,” he said. A two-thirds majority of five votes is needed to change the ordinance requiring angled parking at 60 degrees to the 45 degree-spaces. Four votes are needed to create a one-way street. Both votes could happen by the end of September, as the construction draws to a close. Angled parking was first allowed in 1997, after the opening of the Casco Bay Bridge meant Ocean Street was no longer a direct path to Portland via the old MillionDollar Bridge over the Fore River. Pleas to retain angled parking came in more than 90 pages of emails and 40 minutes of comments. Former Maine Rep. Boyd Marley, former Legion Square Market owner Tom Smaha, current store owner Alan Cardinal, insurance agency owner Bob O’Brien and stylist Sharon Pratt of Flair for Hair all asked the council to reverse itself on angled parking. Each said the angled parking allows customers to park closer to businesses for quick access and service. B Street resident and Planning Board member Caroline Hendry continued to support the parallel parking plan. “This will only help us all,” she said.

“The traffic flow works.” She was not alone in her opinion, as E Street resident Donna Snow said she worries increased traffic, especially on the lettered side streets, will harm the quality of life. “It won’t be preserved if we get a lot of traffic,” Snow said. Changes to Ocean Street, whether in parking or traffic flow, are necessitated by a $3.6 million project that is adding sewer and storm-water drain pipes to the area extending to Mill Creek Park. Sebago Technics Engineer Dan Riley said Ocean Street is not wide enough to sustain angled parking and two way traffic at 45 or 60 degrees, even if parking continues to be banned on the east side of the street. Riley oversaw planning for the sewer and utility project and said widening some portions of sidewalk allows for better placement of light poles and easier snow removal. Riley estimated a minimal loss of actual parking spaces in the two-block stretch, but Drinan Properties owner Michael Drinan said the critical element is how the spaces are arranged, not how many are available. “The issue of the number of spaces is simply misleading,” Drinan said. Changing traffic flow to one way northbound was discussed in the winter, and there is no council consensus on how far to extend the one-way street. Riley advised against extending one-way traffic as far north as A Street because of truck and marina traffic and the confluence with Waterman Drive near Thomas Knight Park. In her opposition to reconsidering the council decision, De Angelis rejected arguments that parallel parking is too difficult a task. “I can parallel park in New York City in an 18-wheeler,” she said before offering parking lessons to anyone who wanted them. De Angelis said she frequently shops at Ocean Street and Knightville businesses, and doubted the economic impact of parallel parking is as dire as presented. “To me, it is over-reaction and a fear of change,” she said. “I don’t believe it for a second, not one second.” David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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Summers from page 6 golf course from being closed down by the DEP,” wrote Dr. James LaVallee and Ron LaVallee, owners of LaVallee Links in Randolph. The LaVallees had been involved in a conflict with the state over environmental construction violations at their new course. Resolving the conflict, wrote Martin in a report, meant “fourseasonaljobs retained.” Another case involved a Bath drug store facing almost $500,000 in repayment of Medicaid fees to the state Department of Health and Human Services because a pharmacist had been practicing without a current license for three years. The drugstore owner said he would have to close or sell if forced to pay, which Martin wrote would result in the loss of 16 year-round jobs and 25 seasonal ones. Martin joined the Wilson’s Drug Store’s attorney in requesting an “unreasonable and unfair” repayment amount be reduced. Ultimately, the amount was lowered to $25,700, and the drugstore remained open, leading Martin to claim, “the Advocate negotiated an equitable resolution between the owner and state agency.” Herbert Downs, director of audit for DHHS, disputed Martin’s claim that he had negotiated the settlement. “No, that would not be true at all,” Downs said. Downs said Martin “sat in on the meeting” and “commented,” but the negotiation was among the pharmacist’s attorney, Downs and a DHHS staffer. “Without question,” Summers responded, “had the small business advocate not been put into statute by the Legislature and signed by the governor, these individuals would have had a much different reception.” After discussing the pharmacy case, Summers could cite only one more example of the advocate’s success, and had

to be prompted by Martin. “I know that there are others, there are, I think, well, there’s the golf ...” Summers said, his voice trailing off. “And, specifically, the coffee company,” Martin added. The coffee company was Portland business Kerry Ingredients & Flavors, the Maine outpost of the multinational flavorings giant Kerry Group. Martin’s own records in that case demonstrate the difficulty in crediting the advocate with settling disputes and creating jobs. The city of Portland, citing Department of Environmental Protection regulations, wanted Kerry to install a system to separate roof drainage from its waste water; the company wanted to take a less costly route. Martin attended a decisive meeting on Feb. 3 with company and state and local officials. In a Feb. 9 e-mail to Portland state Rep. Peter Stuckey, Martin wrote that Kerry would be able to use a less expensive option for handling its waste water. “I understand that Kerry now may move ahead with its expansion plans, possibly creating as many as 20 new manufacturing jobs,” wrote Martin. “Though I played a minor role in resolving this issue, I am pleased that this group achieved an equitable resolution to a legitimate regulatory enforcement grievance.” Yet, in a report dated only two weeks later, Martin claims a larger role and had a new jobs number: “The Advocate negotiated an equitable resolution between the manager and state agency. ... Business is now able to move ahead with expansion plans that will likely create 10 full-time manufacturing jobs.” Martin’s claim of a “likely” 10 jobs was made after an e-mail exchange in which a firm official is vague about the number of jobs. In a Feb. 16 e-mail to Kerry employee Christopher Thiel, Martin asked, “I recall you describing your expansion plans as

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creating up to 20 jobs. Is that correct?” Thiel responded, “not sure on the quantity, but we have potential business that we are working on that could increase our volume by 30-50 percent, which will result in a transposable figure of jobs for people.” Kerry spokeswoman Teresa Polli said that Portland facility has had the “same head count since February” and has not expanded. Martin responded to that news by saying that he had not actually claimed jobs would be created, only that they might be. Summers conceded that by creating the advocate’s position, he had not created jobs. “I don’t think government creates jobs,” he said. “But I do think that the atmosphere that we create has an effect on whether or not a business is willing to come to the state of Maine, or invest in the state of Maine or grow in the state of Maine. “That business knows that, if there is truly a problem they can come to our office and they will have a very open and unbiased ear to tell their story to and if we can be of help, and in a number of occasions over the last ten months we have been able to be of help.” Barred from meeting Martin’s effectiveness has been hampered by laws and regulations that prevent him from gaining access to certain agency records or proceedings. In the case of Great Falls Builders, the Gorham construction company was in a conflict with the state’s Unemployment Insurance Commission over whether certain workers were employees or subcontractors. Martin proposed to join Great Falls President Jon Smith at a hearing before the commission. In a note to the case file,

Martin wrote that the chairwoman of the commission “politely said that I am not allowed to attend due to the confidential nature of information shared at that meeting. I asked her to reconsider but she said her decision was firm.” The file note says, “Mr. Smith ultimately lost his appeal to the UIC. Case closed.” In an interview last week, Billings, who supported Bennett in the gubernatorial primary, was less critical of the position: “It’s still pretty early on in the process to make a judgment,” he said. “At the end of the day, I think we’re all in agreement to have someone located somewhere to help people work through the minefield of state regulations and bring some pressure to bear when an agency isn’t acting appropriately.” Testifying to a legislative committee about the small business advocate’s duties, Summers said, “I believe they can be effectively executed within the existing resources of the Secretary of State’s Office.” In fact, the position in the budget that Martin eventually took had been frozen until 2011. When it was “unfrozen,” Summers had the option of filling it or leaving it vacant. He chose to fill it with the advocate position at a cost to taxpayers of $80,000$84,000 for salary and benefits. Was the addition of the position a contradiction of Summers’ stated goal of “cutting government?” “No,” Summers said. “The position already existed and chances are it would have been filled” by naming a new assistant secretary of state. Naomi Shalit and John Christie are senior reporters with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonpartisan, non-profit news service based in Hallowell. E-mail: mainecenter@gmail.com. Web: pinetreewatchdog.org. 8-20-12 to 8-26-12

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Fees from page 1 discussing the proposal has been set and no board action has been taken. While welcoming the increased participation in budget discussions, Mitchell said it would be unlikely the board would ask for council assistance to fill the revenue gap. “I don’t see that occurring,” he said. Mitchell added the expectation remains that students will pay the $25 per semester parking fee before school opens Sept. 5. If the revenue is not earned as anticipated, it will be discussed by the board as part of the panel’s quarterly financial review. “We figure out where we are on the whole budget, and that is only one component,” Mitchell said. Gilbert said he and Sullivan approached board members several days after the 6-1 vote in favor of the policy and specific fees. The immediate response to the vote was a student plan to “boycott the lot and flood the buses,” Sullivan said last week. Sullivan and Gilbert also considered a petition drive to place a referendum ques-

tion banning all student fees on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The point of increased bus usage was to establish students who drive to school actually save the district money in transportation costs, but Gilbert said his daughter pointed out why plans to boycott parking were impractical. She noted student athletes tend to store athletic gear in their vehicles. Finding room for gear on already overcrowded buses, and trying to store it in school lockers ad not been fully considered when the boycott was proposed. With Jackie Perry opposed, the board approved a fee reduced from the original suggestion of $100 annually. The vote came after about 40 minutes of public comment, where only Paul Koziell spoke in favor of the proposed fee. “In my mind this is a use fee. It is no different than a toll. It is no different than a parking meter,” said Koziell, a Lillian Way resident who is also chairman of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee. Before the public comments began,

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Mitchell said the School Department ended the last fiscal year with a surplus of about $200,000, an amount he called “negligible.” It was a word Gunstock Road resident Pat Dryzga used as he told the board the cost of adding more buses and drivers would cost far more than the intended revenue from parking fees. “If $200,000 is ‘negligible,’ then $25,000 must be invisible,” Dryzga said. The lack of late bus service means students like junior Mary Cleary would have to also pay to park or rely on someone to pick them up at the end of the day. “These fees are more parent fees, because like many students, I am unemployed,” she said. “I can no longer stay to work with my teachers or take a test I may have missed.” Student fees in Scarborough have come and gone over the last decade, but were fully reinstated and expanded in the fiscal year 2011 budget. Last year, the board budgeted $150,000 in fee revenue. Director of Business Operations Kate Bolton said the department earned more than $135,000. Combined spending for athletics and

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Bowdoin College Children’s Center is a NAECY-accredited center providing care to children; infant through preschool. Substitute Caregivers assist in the day-to-day functions of the Center on an on-call, as-needed basis. An Associate’s degree in ECE is preferred. For further details and to apply, please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu and complete an online application for the position. Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer.

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HARPSWELL WATERFRONT - “The Beacon” sits aloft a 3.1 acre peninsula with long deepwater views into Gun Point Cove and beyond to Casco Bay. Three bedroom suites with marble baths, 2-story granite fireplace in living room. Professionally landscaped. Generator. Dock. And much more. $1,690,000

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Route One, to Commerce Drive, left on Ballantyne Drive, right on Inspiration Drive. Bring a picnic and enjoy this free evening. Model Homes will be Open!

Over 20,000 Moves, with a 99% “Willing to Recommend” Customer Rating Don Olen 207-347-8025 dolen@noyesmoving.com

Diane Morrison Broker/Realtor Morrison Real Estate 158 Danforth Street Portland, Maine 04102 207-879-0303 X105 (c) 207-749-3459 Fax 207-780-1137 www.MorrisonRealtors.com

Earle W. Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists, Inc.

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22 STONEGATE, CAPE ELIZABETH Gracious flow in this 5 BR, 4.5 BA home in Stonegate. Spacious kitchen with island & breakfast area, 3 fireplaces, study with cathedral ceiling, two staircases, many built-ins, wine cellar, putting green, lawn irrigation. Beautiful layout for entertaining. MLS #1021398

Mike LePage x121 Beth Franklin x126

$695,000

MANAGING MEMBER/COMMERCIAL BROKER

It starts with a confidential

mlepage@rheritage.com • bethfranklin@rheritage.com

(207) 846-4300 rheritage.com

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Roxane A. Cole, CCIM

Mike LePage, ext. 121 & Beth Franklin, ext. 126.

765 Route One Yarmouth, Maine 04096

Two City Center Portland, Maine 04101

CONVERSATION.

207.653.6702 rcole@roxanecole.com

For Sale: Meticulously developed and maintained, Owner User building on Falmouth Plaza out-parcel. Ideal for many commercial uses, including retail, restaurant, market, medical and professional office, salon, coffee shop or café. Expandable. Business relocating. Seller financing.

WWW.ROXANECOLE.COM

MULTIPLE FLEX OFFICE/WAREHOUSE CONDOS

Lisa Wentzell lwentzell@legacysir.com 207.650.5272

390 US ROUTE ONE, FALMOUTH: Flex office/warehouse condominiums for sale or lease. New pricing!

Units range from $99,000 - $119,500. Ideal for small business owners, office users or people seeking storage/warehouse space. Owner financing available. Excellent exposure & access to I- 295 Exit 10.

Call Katie Allen, 207-773-7100

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