www.theforecaster.net November 18, 2011
Vol. 10, No. 46
News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth
Town Council rejects ban on fireworks in Scarborough By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — In the latest round of policy pingpong, the town is poised to allow the sale and use of consumer fireworks. The short-handed Town Council on Wednesday rejected an ordinance change that would have banned the products. The vote was 3-2, with Councilor Carol Rancourt absent and the seat formerly occupied by Michael Wood empty until Councilor-elect Jim Benedict is sworn in Nov. 30. It’s likely that the proposal would have failed, even if Rancourt, a vocal supporter of the fireworks ban, had been present.
Councilors Ronald Ahlquist, Jessica Holbrook and Richard Sullivan all opposed the ban, and a tie also would have resulted in defeat. A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 allows the possession, sale and use of consumer fireworks. But it also allows municipalities to enact local restrictions or bans; South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Portland, among others, have done exactly that. The council previously entertained a plan by Fire Chief Bruce Thurlow that would have allowed the sale and use of consumer fireworks, but required vendors to inSee page 36
Scarborough Downs faces uncertain future Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster
Cape Elizabeth Town Council Chairman David Sherman leads the applause as Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta, who is stepping down after 12 years, receives a photograph of the entrance to Town Hall at a farewell gathering held at the Local Buzz on Monday evening, Nov. 14. The photo was taken by Jack Kenneally in 1999, the year Swift-Kayatta joined the council. It was also announced that Swift-Kayatta is the 22nd recipient of the town’s Ralph Gould Award for Community Service, “to recognize her for listening well, for working hard, for practicing teamwork, for building consensus and for improving our community.”
Cape enacts bus fees, bans fireworks By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors Monday night imposed a fee for commercial buses and trolleys at Fort Williams, and banned the sale and use of fireworks. After several meetings and workshops, public hearings and
referendum votes – and over the objections of tour operators who warned Monday that the fees would drive away tourists – the Town Council voted 5-2 to institute the bus and trolley fees next year. Chairman David Sherman and Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta
opposed the fees. The fee is $40 per visit for tour buses and $1,500 per season for trolleys. The fee structure was recommended by the Fort Williams Advisory Commission in June, and will not apply to educational See page 35
By Mario Moretto SCARBOROUGH — After losing what it called a “crucial” statewide bid to move to Biddeford and add slot machine gambling, uncertainty again envelopes Scarborough Downs. The track recently applied for 110 race dates for the 2012 season, which will open on March 31. But no one is sure what comes after that. “If Scarborough Downs is not given a chance to compete, it’s not going to work in the long run,” said Ed McColl, who represents Scarborough Downs’ owner, Sha-
News analysis ron Terry. Last week, Scarborough Downs was on the losing side of Question 2, which would have allowed the company to partner with Ocean Properties to build a harness racing track and racino in Biddeford. Ahead of the election, prospects for increasing business looked grim for Scarborough Downs, which hoped the racino would attract more customers to harness racing. See page 32
Proponents protest changes as student restraint rules head to legislative panel By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — Nearly a year after creating an advisory group to recommend changes to its rules on the restraint and seclusion of public school students, the Maine Department of Education has released its version of the new rules. The new rules were developed after a series of stories in The Index Arts Calendar.................24 Classifieds......................28 Community Calendar......26 Meetings.........................26
Forecaster brought light to the way physical restraints are sometimes employed in Maine public schools. But some members of the stakeholder group, which included parents, special education teachers, administrators and disability rights advocates, say the DOE failed to take some serious concerns into
consideration when drafting the rules. Diane Smith Howard, of the Maine Disability Rights Center, said the rules will only cover restraints that the school officials define as “forcible.” “The (stakeholder group) said physical restraint is when any child is held involuntarily,” Smith
Howard said. The DOE changed that definition to include the word “forcible,” instead of “physical,” and replaced “involuntarily,” with “against the student’s will.” Any restraints that do not meet this narrow definition would not be covered by the rule at all, Smith Howard said.
“I think that was intentional on the DOE’s part to limit the scope of the rule,” she said. “Since they’re enforcing the regulation, it gives them less to enforce.” DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin on Tuesday said that by making that change, it was the
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Cape Planning Board begins review of Rudyâ€™s project By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH â€” The Planning Board has taken the first step in its review of a proposal to redevelop Rudyâ€™s on the Cape. The board voted unanimously Tuesday that the project application is complete. The next steps will include a site walk on Friday, Nov. 18, and a site plan review and public hearing in December. Owner Paul J. Woods Jr.â€™s plan, presented by Pat Carroll of Carroll Associates and Phil Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects, is to tear down and rebuild Rudyâ€™s at 517 Ocean House Road. The new restaurant will have 80 seats â€“ 52 inside and 28 in a seasonal,
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covered porch area. The existing building is one story and about 2,680 square feet. The proposed restaurant will be about 500 square feet smaller on the first floor and have a 900-square-foot second floor. Kaplan said the restaurant, which recently reopened after being closed during the ownership transition, will have a mix of booths and tables, an eight-seat bar and a take-out area. The second floor will include office and storage spaces, and a small bathroom. According to the plan, the restaurant
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A new proposal is before the Cape Elizabeth Planning Board to renovate and redesign Rudyâ€™s on the Cape and build a retail store. The restaurant would seat up to 80 people, have a seasonal porch, and a second story for office and storage space. The windows face Old Ocean House Road and the porch faces the parking lot.
will be moved closer to Davis Point Road and a 40-space parking lot will be constructed. The wide entrance along Ocean House Road will be limited to a single narrow entrance and exit across from Broad Cove Road. There will be a curb, sidewalk and landscaping along the street. Kaplan said the building has been designed to have a New England look, with clapboard siding and shingle details, and a lower level of metal siding. In addition to the changes to the lot, Carroll said Woods is willing to grant a pedestrian easement through the back corner of the property to the Golden Ridge subdivision that will connect to the Great Pond Trail and the Greenbelt Trail system.
While the boardâ€™s charge on Tuesday was to consider whether the plan was complete, members also asked Carroll and Kaplan to return with additional information about neighborhood compatibility, the use of metal siding and signs. Morris Kreitz, who lives on Ocean House Road, told the board he thinks the retail building is a â€œpretty vague conceptâ€? and â€œan unknown.â€? He urged the board to separate the two phases and consider the second phase only when a tenant is identified or a specific use is determined. The site walk at 517 Ocean House Road is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext,. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @ amy_k_anderson.
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More lights to go out on South Portland streets By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — More streetlights in the city are slated to be eliminated in the second phase of a cost-saving plan that saw more than 100 lights decommissioned in 2009. The Planning Department plans to pull the plug on 184 streetlights in the Loveitt’s Field, Meetinghouse Hill, Pleasantdale and Stanwood Park neighborhoods. The city estimates the savings from shutting off the lights will total more than $22,000 per year. The department’s plan originally called for culling 202 streetlights in those neighborhoods. But it was criticized by the city’s Streetlight Committee, which found that the national standard for residential streets with a 25 mph speed limit is one light every 680 feet. Taking into consideration that standard and the appeals filed by residents who wanted to save their streetlights, the committee granted reprieves for 18 lights. “We’re not plunging the city into total darkness by any means,” said Pat Doucette, code enforcement officer and a member of the committee. “There are still plenty of streetlights left out there.” Residents who live within 100 feet of a streetlight proposed for elimination were sent letters telling them about the city’s plans and outlining the process for appeal. In all, residents filed 179 appeals for 77 different lights. Those appeals were reviewed by the committee. In some situations, when a light was on a sharp curve, for example,
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a marked streetlight was taken off the list. While most appeals were denied, Planning Director Tex Haeuser said residents are more than welcome to speak at the Nov. 21 City Council meeting, when councilors will take up the streetlight elimination plan. “(Electric) rates are going up across the state,” Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said. “We’re trying to stay ahead of it.” Haeuser said streetlight elimination has been on the city’s agenda ever since the Code Enforcement Department and Planning Department were combined in 2005. At that time, it became clear that the most expensive line item in the combined budget included streetlights and associ-
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ated costs. This year, South Portland will spend $340,000 to illuminate city streets. Central Main Power Co. owns the streetlights, and leases them to the city. Haueser and Doucette said the power company recently raised the rental fee for streetlights, which they said happens every year. But Haeuser said it’s about more than just saving money. “We’re trying to save energy and reduce light pollution at night,” Haeuser said. “There are many people who like to see stars at night, even in cities. When
possible, there’s no reason they shouldn’t have it.” If the plan is approved by the City Council, the city will notify CMP, which will have 400 days to take the lights down. If it doesn’t, billing for those lights will still stop, Haeuser said. In 2009, the first year the city tackled streetlights, 107 were eliminated on arterial streets, resulting in annual savings of about $20,000. During the next phase, the Streetlight Committee will figure out which lights can be removed in the western part of the city. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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Lobster dealer prepped for new lease at Maine State Pier By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Two years ago, John and Brendan Ready of Cape Elizabeth inked a three-year lease to operate their lobster business on the Maine State Pier. Without any immediate plans to redevelop the pier, the city agreed to a three-year lease for 10,000 square-feet of the pier at $100,000 a year. At the time, Ready Seafood employed 22 people to pack and ship a variety of lobster and seafood packages to customers throughout the U.S. Now, John Ready said the company has 44 employees and operates three shifts a day, seven days a week to meet the demands of a growing global market, including customers in Europe, China and Asia. “It’s all about bringing in money from overseas,” Ready said, during a phone interview from New Jersey, where he was meeting with a poten-
tial exporter. “Export money is great because it’s reviving our economy.” Last week, the City Council Community Development Committee recommended a five-year extension to the lease that expires at the end of next year. The lease would allow the company to expand by 2,000 square feet for $20,000 and includes another five-year option at the end of the contract. The rent would increase by 2 percent a year, starting in 2014. The full council is scheduled to take up the lease on Nov. 21. The lack of a long-term development plan for the 87-year-old pier became a focal point of the recent mayoral campaign. The city had two developers interested in the project in 2007, but problems with state regulations and the economic downturn sunk the plans. But Councilor Cheryl Leeman, the CDC chairwoman, said the contract would not impede any future develop-
ment of the pier. “There’s always an out clause,” Leeman said. “We were comfortable with that. Not much is going to happen there until the economy improves.” If that happens, the city would have to give the brothers 30 days notice, buy out the remainder of the lease and pay back $100,000 for improvements the brothers have made on site. L e e m a n s a i d s h e ’d l i k e t o see the seafood company have a p e r m a n e n t h o m e o n t h e p i e r. “I can only speak for myself,” she said, “but that’s a small portion of the pier. And it would be nice actually to incorporate whatever we plan to do next with a marine-related business like (the) Ready brothers at the end.” At a previous CDC meeting, Ready said the company would be interested in anchoring at the pier. Ready Seafood has grown to a more than $10 million company since opening
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on the Portland waterfront in 2004. The brothers also own Catch a Piece of Maine, a website where customers can buy a lobster trap, follow its performance online and receive part of the catch. On Monday, Ready said he believes his company can help not only the local lobstermen, but the city’s economy as a whole by bringing in money from national and global clients. “We’re really excited to put Portland on the map as the lobster capital,” Ready said. “It’s not just growing jobs, it’s bringing money in. With record landings in the lobster industry, we’ve got to do something with these lobsters.” Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings
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SOUTH PORTLAND — Councilor Patti Smith will be the city’s next mayor. Smith, who represents District 2, was unopposed for re-election to her second council term on Nov. 8. No other councilor was nominated or campaigned to be mayor. Councilors will formally elect Smith on Dec. 5. She will replace Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis, who nominated Smith during the council workshop on Monday. De Angelis said Smith’s corporate background – she is director of strategic initiatives, domestic sales and operations at Planet Dog in Portland – will help the city in its interactions with businesses. Smith, choking back tears, said she was honored to be nominated, especially because she has lived in the city only a short time.
“I feel like such a newbie,” she said. “I’ve only been here since 2004, but I love this city as much as each of you do.”
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SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday extended Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin’s contract through June 30, 2015. The new contract includes a raise of $13,000 per year, bringing her total salary up to $125,000. The superintendent had not had salary increase since her contract was signed in April 2008. In other School Board business, Tappan Fitzgerald won an unofficial straw poll for the position of chairman. James Gilboy won a straw poll vote for vice chairman. The board will elect officers on Dec. 5.
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Some Portland homeless find purpose with OccupyMaine By Mario Moretto PORTLAND — “We are the 99 percent” – a pluralist slogan against the wealthiest of the economic elite – has become the rallying cry of the Occupy Wall Street movement, including Portland’s OccupyMaine. That “99 percent” includes a lot of people, none more at the bottom of the socioeconomic heap than the homeless, many of whom have joined the Portland protesters. “Without this, half of us would be wandering the streets looking unimportant” said Mike Jacobs, an occupier who was homeless “off-and-on,” he said, for years before settling at the group’s tent city in Lincoln Park. “Here, everyone is equal and we’re all important.” As of Monday, there were 58 tents pitched in Lincoln Park. Many tents house two or more people, and occupiers estimate that between 75 and 100 people sleep in the park every night. Most activists said just more than half those people were homeless before they settled at camp. A few put that number even higher. At the camp, homeless people can settle into a tent with a warm sleeping bag. They can eat food at an overflowing communal kitchen, where meals are cooked several times a day. They can visit the camp library or the medical tent, where a licensed nurse is often on hand.
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Everyone who takes part is expected to pitch in, but no one is turned away. Jacobs, a former U.S. Marine, said he has been camping at Lincoln Park for a week. A California native, he said he came to Portland a few months ago. He used to have a girlfriend that he stayed with, but he said he’d end up on the streets every time they got into a fight. Jacobs said he’d spent a few days at Preble Street Resource Center shelter, and while he was grateful, he didn’t like having to stay there. “No one feels like they belong at a shelter,” Jacobs said. “This seemed like the place to be to get our voices heard.” Alan Porter, an out-of-work Portland arborist and full-time occupier, said the activists have accepted many homeless people. “We give them a tent, treat them like everyone else,” he said. “It’s part of what we do.” Porter has been involved with OccupyMaine since the group emerged on Oct. 1. During its early stages, there was some debate about whether and how to absorb homeless people – who had been sleeping in Lincoln Park long before the activists brought tents and oodles of food – into the movement.
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Mike Jacobs, a former Marine, was homeless off and on for several years before joining OccupyMaine and settling in Portland’s Lincoln Park. “This seemed like the place to be to get our voices heard,” he said of the homeless people involved with the activist group.
To Porter, it made perfect sense to include them, and it fit in with the ideology of the Occupy movement. “With the abundance of resources we have in this country, how can we have a homelessness problem?,” he said. Amanda St. John also has been part of OccupyMaine since the beginning. She said that when camp was first established, some occupiers were upset
because homeless people were passing through and eating food without joining the occupation. Any divide between activists with homes and homeless activists is long settled, she said. But the influx of homeless people has temporarily shifted the group’s direction from daily protests and events to a camp-centered approach, with less visible action. “I don’t think people had anticipated taking on the role of substance abuse councilor or therapist,” St. John said. “But that’s been a necessity of who’s been coming in.” Other activists agreed, and said they’ve seen occupiers who were alcoholics or drug abusers go clean since getting involved in camp, though those reports couldn’t be verified. St. John, who works for the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau, said that having homeless people involved in the movement has only made the activists – homeless or not – more dedicated to the cause. The group had
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Maine shouldn’t favor small schools over large, or rural over urban By Sen. Justin Alfond School funding in Maine has changed, and its impact does not bode well for students in most larger schools districts across the state. You may remember that one issue that was quickly pushed through the Legislature was a bill sponsored by Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry: An Act to Restore Equity in the Funding Formula. This bill, now law, drastically changed the essential programs and services funding formula. In a nutshell, by changing three critical pieces of the EPS funding formula, Raye’s bill shifted $6.1 million from mostly larger schools to smaller schools – those with fewer than 1,200 students. The changes to the EPS formula were not tied to any metrics of student or teacher performance. Rather, it was based merely on geography, pitting urban against rural and mostly large against small. At first glance, the consequences of these changes may not be obvious. But one of the most bothersome aspects of the new law is the changes to the EPS funding formula are unprecedented. Never before has a single legislator changed the EPS formula. And, there are sound reasons why it is not good practice for one lawmaker to make such sweeping changes. Raye’s actions single-handedly manipulated numbers that led to statewide policy changes benefiting specific school districts – particularly, his own.
As someone who grew up in rural Maine, I understand the needs of a rural school district. And, now, as a lawmaker representing Maine’s largest city, I surely understand the demands of an urban area. My view is that it is my job to ensure that every student in Maine has an equal chance to a quality education. So it is important to fully understand that there is more to the recent story by The Forecaster’s Emily Parkhurst, which said “Contrary to some projections, most schools in greater Portland will receive increased state funding next year” if estimates become official. To be clear, this increase is a one-time benefit to greater Portland schools and it stems not from Raye’s EPS changes, but instead because $19 million has been added in General Purpose Aid to to Portland schools. The General Purpose Aid funding is a one-time increase, while changes to the EPS formula are permanent. And because of the permanent changes to the EPS formula, in the 2012-2013 school year: • Portland loses $245,000. With the old EPS formula, Portland would have received an increase of $1.4 million in funding, but because of the EPS changes Portland funding is reduced to only $1.17 million. • Cape Elizabeth loses $514,000. With the old EPS formula, Cape Elizabeth would have received an increase of nearly $309,000 in funding, but because of the EPS changes Cape Elizabeth’s funding is now a loss of more than $245,000. • South Portland loses $48,000. With the old EPS
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Parenting is a dish best served at team dinner The soccer season ended recently, marking the start of the constantly-asking-your-mother-when-the-teambanquet-is season. Elizabeth was the manager of the girls’ varsity soccer team for Portland High School. Carol and I made sure to attend practices and games, both to give her moral support and partly to make sure it wasn’t just a title. Luckily, her coach, Britney, treated Elizabeth like a member of the team from day one. In return, she got a manager who took her job seriously. It was definitely her job. I tried to help her with a drill once. She pulled me aside and said, “Dad. I’m s’posed to be helping Britney with the team. Only I’m the manager, not you.” I must have made some kind of face, because she grabbed my arm and looked hard into my eyes. She does that when she wants me to know she’s serious.
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the team dinners, which were basically social events for the girls on the team. I half wanted them to be limited to players only. Practices and games gave her participation, but the team dinners represented inclusion. Or not. As a backward teenager, I preferred being excluded to being tolerated. If I stayed home from a party or a dance, at least I didn’t have to watch myself being ignored. I wanted to spare my daughter that. Then I remembered how the cool kids weren’t any happier than I was. I also remembered how I learned a lot more from pain than I ever learned from pleasure. There was another thing, too. What was it? Oh, yeah: your children aren’t you. It’s easy to be over-protective, even easier if your kid has developmental disabilities. You spend so much time coping with parts of the puzzle that don’t fit right that you forget about everything that does fit. In Elizabeth’s case, better than mine. She’s not afraid to ask for help, for instance, and she doesn’t think the things she struggles with make her less of a person. Elizabeth 2, father 0. When I thought about it rationally, and by that I mean listened to Carol, the team dinners were a no brainer. Not that they were easy. The first one was terrifying: walking into a strange house, trying to make a good continued next page
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The View From Away from previous page impression on the parents, running a gauntlet of girls just waiting to judge you, having a dozen pairs of eyes follow you as you fill your plate with food. Did you take too much? Did you take too little? Should you put one of the cookies back? I’m surprised I didn’t faint. “GoodbyeDaddyyoucanleavenow” Elizabeth said needily as she turned her back and approached a nearby gaggle of girls. I ignored her transparent cry for help and spent the next hour wandering Hannaford’s fruit aisles while eating cookies. I returned when the parents said I should. The dinner showed no signs of breaking up. Elizabeth was by herself – excluded? Doing her watching thing? She was moving between groups of girls that seemed to be ignoring her, and each other, except when somebody jumped to a new pod like an electron jumping orbit. The host girl said Elizabeth was welcome to stay. I asked her, she shrugged her “I don’t care” shrug, and we headed out. The closer we got to the car, the slower she walked. I noticed her looking back at the house while I was unlocking the car. “Did you want to stay?” She looked at the house, then at the ground about 10 feet in front of her. “It’s OK if you want to stay.” House. Ground. It finally dawned on me: she was thinking it through. God knows how many times I was in too big a hurry to let her make her own decisions at her own pace. I had never even noticed. Great parenting. What idiot ever let me reproduce? Just as I was about to swan dive into a black hole of self-loathing, she stopped me. “Yes, Daddy. I want to stay. Thanks.” I pushed for this soccer managership (well, I would have if Carol hadn’t already set it up) so it would be a learning experience for Elizabeth and her teammates. It wasn’t supposed to teach me how much I still don’t know about parenting. It’s a little unfair when you think about it. Portland resident Mike Langworthy, an attorney, former stand-up comic and longtime television writer, is fascinated by all things Maine. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EMS South Portland emergency medical services responded to 44 calls from Nov. 8 - 15.
Cape Elizabeth Arrests 11/10 at 6:12 a.m. Luke D. Huber, 48, of Two Lights Road, was arrested by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on Two Lights Road on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and aggravated reckless conduct. 11/11 at 11:20 a.m. Robert J. White, 21, of Russet Lane was arrested by Sgt. Steindl on Russet Lane on two warrants.
Summonses 11/10 at 6:15 a.m. Samantha Pecoraro, 27, of Saco, was issued a summons by Officer Rob Merritt on Two Lights Road on a charge of criminal mischief. 11/11 at 9:45 p.m. Tyler Howarth, 18, of North Berwick, was issued a summons by Officer Aaron Webster on Shore Road on a charge of possession of marijuana. 11/11 at 9:45 p.m. David Chaves, 19, of Alfred, was issued a summons by Officer Aaron Webster on Shore Road on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. 11/11 at 9:45 p.m. Thomas Doucette, 18, of Berwick, was issued a summons by Officer Aaron Webster on Shore Road on a charge of possession of marijuana.
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Fire calls 11/8 at 8:08 p.m. Odor investigation on Chambers Road.
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Scarborough Arrests 11/8 at 6:03 a.m. Michael P. Myrick, 34, of Marcelle Avenue, South Portland, was arrested on Gorham Road by Officer Melissa DiClemente on charges of violating bail conditions of release and operating with a suspended or revoked license. 11/12 at 2:38 a.m. Bartholomew F. Lally, 45, of Clover Leaf Lane, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Michael Sawyer on a charge of operating under the influence, with two priors. 11/13 at 7:41 a.m. Chistopher M. Oliveira, 45, of Storer Street, Saco, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Glenn Tucker on a warrant.
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Christmas comes early 11/13 at 10:58 a.m. A pedestrian found $60 in cash on the sidewalk between the Christmas Tree Shops and Michael's Arts & Crafts on Payne Road. The good Samaritan brought the money to the Christmas Tree Shops and notified the police. Later, someone claiming to have lost money called the police to see if anyone had brought in their cash. An officer sent him to the holiday store, and he retrieved the dropped dough.
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Edward G. C. Lynch, 65: A loving family man SCARBOROUGH — Edward George Christopher Lynch, 65, died Nov. 15, following a long illness. Born Jan. 30, 1946, a son of John Raymond and Anne Conroy Lynch, he grew up on Chestnut Street in Portland as one of eight children. Growing up, Lynch was very active with the Boys and Girls Club of Portland. He attended Cathedral Grammar School and graduated from Portland High School. Following graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served
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South Portland football returns to prominence By Michael Hoffer For decades, the South Portland football program was as strong as any in the state of Maine. Then, for most of this century, the Red Riots were far from championship caliber. That all changed this fall as South Portland, relatively unheralded coming into the season, won seven times and reached the regional semifinals before dropping a heartbreaker to Thornton Academy in a game that was decided by one play and one yard. It’s safe to say that the Red Riots are back and will be even stronger going forward. “This year was awesome,” said South Portland coach Steve Stinson, who shepherded the program from back-to-back winless seasons to championship contention. “The guys played so well all year. There weren’t a lot of expectations outside of the city.” The Red Riots, who won four Class A championships and enjoyed a 31-game win streak in the 1990s under coach John Wolfgram, made the playoffs in 2001 and 2002 under Bob Zinchuk, but wouldn’t have another winning season for eight years. When Stinson took over in 2005, the program was about to hit rock bottom and South Portland failed to win a game that fall or the next. After going 3-5 in 2007 and 2-6 in 2008, the Red Riots just missed the playoffs with a 4-4 mark in 2009, falling short after a last-second loss at Portland in the “Battle of the Bridge” in the finale.
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The South Portland football team had plenty of celebrations in 2011, with senior running back Joey DiBiase (right) often in the middle of them.
South Portland took the next step in 2010, winning five times and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2002. The Red Riots were eliminated at Bonny Eagle, 32-0, but had turned the corner. The 2011 season began Sept. 3 at defending state champion
Cheverus and was a mixed blessing. For a half, the Red Riots demonstrated a dangerous passing attack and were within 17-14 at the break, but the second half was a far different story, as the explosive Stags scored six touchdowns and went on to a 59-21 victory.
Most wrote South Portland off at that point, but the Red Riots were just getting started. They bounced right back with a 20-16 home upset win over Thornton Academy, then rattled off victories over Sanford (42-34), Massabesic (39-7), Noble (36-7) and Kennebunk (35-7). Only Windham, in triple overtime, was able to slow the South Portland train, 20-19, but the Red Riots capped the regular year with a 20-7 win at Portland to wind up 6-2, good for the No. 3 seed in Western A. On Oct. 29, South Portland hosted a playoff game for the first time since 2001 and won one for the first time since 2000, downing Sanford, 33-13. That set up the semifinal round matchup at Thornton Academy, which would be a donnybrook. The Red Riots were down 7-0 after one quarter and 14-6 at halftime (only a 2-yard TD run from senior Michael Salvatore, who stepped up beautifully at quarterback after classmate Jordan Muller was lost to injury, kept them in the game). “It was an even and physical game,” said Stinson. “We made too many mistakes early. Three turnovers to their one. Thornton’s a very talented team. Very physical up front on both sides of the ball.” South Portland drew within five on a field goal from senior Brendan Horton, but a third quarter touchdown seemingly put the Golden Trojans in charge, 20-9. The Red Riots saved their best for last and gave all on hand a
Listen to state football games on 870 am Forecaster Sports Editor Michael Hoffer will be part of the Maine Sports Network team which will broadcast all three state championship football games Saturday from Fitzpatrick Stadium. Each game can be heard on 870 am (1470 am in the Lewiston-Auburn market) or at mainesportsnetwork. com. Coverage begins with a pre-game show at 8 a.m. Cheverus looks to defend its Class A title when it goes up against Lawrence at 11 a.m. Yarmouth hopes to repeat as Class C champions when it meets Bucksport at 2:30 p.m. The Class B Final (pitting Leavitt versus Wells) airs at 6 p.m.
thrill in the waning moments. First, South Portland made it a 20-15 game when senior workhorse running back Joey DiBiase scored on a 2-yard run. Then, they got one final chance with the ball and converted a fourth down on a gorgeous catch from senior Logan Gaddar and earned first-and-goal thanks to a Thornton Academy pass interference call. The game came down to a fourth-and-goal situation from
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New basketball season underway at SMCC By Michael Hoffer There’s plenty of new this season with the Southern Maine Community College basketball programs, but both the men and women expect to continue their recent runs of success.
Surprising depth In 2010-11, SMCC’s women’s team finished 14-16 overall (9-4 in conference) and won the Yankee Small Conference postseason title before falling in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament. The Seawolves continued their recent trend of having more coaches on the bench than players as numbers were scarce at best. This season, SMCC doesn’t face that problem as first-year coach Kendra Reichert actually has the luxury of having her players go 5-on-5 in practice. Reichert, who came to the Seawolves this summer from Ca-
At left, The 2011-12 SMCC women’s basketball team. Back row (left to right): Stefanie Saavedra, Emily Bard, Marissa Welch, Katelyn Benson, Kristal Saavedra, Britney Leach. Front row: Hanna Lyons, Jessica Truman, Esther Palmieri, Kimmie Preston. The 2011-12 Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team, right, consists of: Back row (left to right): Chance Baldino, Eddie Grant, Dan Jamieson, Nate Dow, Jake Loveridge, Anderson Santana, Emmanuel Donalson. Front row: Shon Powell, Dan Foster, Joe Jardine, Josh Mackie, Tyler Cummings.
zenovia College in New York, has been very happy with what she’s seen in the early going. “I’m pleasantly surprised,” Reichert said. “When we started Oct. 1, we were having practices with four or five girls at a time until the fall season got over. Then, we got our softball and soccer
players in the mix and now we’re running with 10. Practices are going really well. We’ve got a lot of depth. A lot of freshmen that I think will contribute a lot through the season. I’d say our depth and our speed are strengths.” SMCC was 3-1 at press time, bouncing back from an 84-39 loss
to St. Thomas University of New Brunswick in the Can-Am tourney opener with victories over Nova Scotia (62-57), Naval Academy Prep (88-47) and Eastern Maine CC (71-62). Leading the way to date have been freshman Katelyn Benson, who scored 12 points in the
opener, had 24 points and nine boards against Naval Prep and was selected as the USCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and classmate Marissa Welch (12 points in the opener, 18 points and 13 boards against Nova Scotia, 13 points in the win over Naval Prep and 15 points and a mindboggling 23 boards versus EMCC). Sophomores Hanna Lyons of Scarborough (seven rebounds, two steals in the opener), Esther Palmieri of South Portland (14 points against Naval Prep) and Jessica Truman (11 points versus Nova Scotia) and freshmen Emily Bard (18 points against Nova Scotia and 12 versus Naval Prep) and Stefanie Saavedra (10 points off the bench in the win over Naval Prep) have also made an early mark. The roster also consists of junior Kimmie Preston and freshcontinued page 14
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SMCC from page 13 men Britney Leach and Kristal Saavedra. Reichert feels she has a lot to work with, even with a small team that features just one player who stands 6-feet. â€œOur point guard, Hanna Lyons, is lightning quick,â€? Reichert said. â€œShe does a great job pushing the ball up the floor. I think thatâ€™s one of the ways weâ€™ll be successful. Weâ€™ll run a lot and hopefully run teams off the floor. Katelyn Benson plays the small forward for us. She has some good moves around the basket. She can step out and hit the 3. Sheâ€™s versatile and is tough for other teams to defend.â€? Defense will be a focal point for the Seawolves going forward. â€œWe need to improve on defense,â€? said Reichert. â€œRotations and intensity on ball pressure. Itâ€™s been our focus. It will be something we focus on all season.â€? Seawolves menâ€™s basketball coach and athletic director Matt Richards likes what heâ€™s seen so far from the womenâ€™s squad. â€œIâ€™m very, very impressed,â€? Richards said. â€œI was concerned with the transition. I didnâ€™t know how well it would go with four established returners, a new coach, how it would all blend and mesh. Iâ€™ve been thrilled with Kendraâ€™s approach to understanding the past, but putting her thumbprint on what needs to happen moving forward. The league dynamic has changed dramatically. I thought it was important for her to come in and put in a direction because there will be new challenges that the girls havenâ€™t had in the past.â€? SMCC wonâ€™t have many easy games on its schedule, as the league is loaded this winter. â€œI think Central Maine CC will be tough,â€?
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Reichert said. â€œTheyâ€™re well coached, disciplined and quick. The University of MaineAugusta is bigger than we are. Iâ€™m pretty sure U. Maine-Machias will be tough and (New Hampshire Technical Institute). â€œI think we can be a top team. The team dynamic is very positive. The girls are getting along well. They seem to be responding to me well. Hopefully, if we can keep everybody together, keep all 10 girls and keep our depth, weâ€™ll be looking good for second semester. The goal is definitely to get back to the conference championship. Anything short of that, the returners will be disappointed. Our newcomers are used to success from high school and are hungry for that as well.â€?
The SMCC men have been in the conference and national forefront since Richards took over in 2003-04. Now in his ninth season, Richards faces a bigger challenge than in years past. Last winter, the Seawolves wound up 19-13, were second in the conference tournament and made it to the national tournament, where they won twice and finished sixth. Most of the key contributors from that team have moved on, meaning Richards will have to rely on a largely untested squad. â€œThis is the youngest team Iâ€™ve coached,â€? he said. â€œWe graduated a lot of players from last yearâ€™s successful run. We have a lot of new faces. That is both good and bad. Iâ€™m happy with the work ethic that this group has created already. I think this group has to create an identity and get some confidence. Weâ€™re still struggling with that. I think the kids donâ€™t know theyâ€™re as good as they are.
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SMCC from previous page We haven’t created chemistry and confidence with each other yet. Once we develop that, this will be a very competitive team. With nine new guys though, you wonder how long it will take. SMCC only has three returners, seniors Joe Jardine and Josh Mackie and junior Dan Foster (the latter two hail South Portland), but that’s a good start. “Mackie brings an offensive threat,” Richards said. “He had 16 points a game last year. He’s a marked man whenever he steps on the floor. He needs to understand that, accept it and learn to play with that responsibility. He can shoot very well and gives us an instant threat. Joey might be one of the tough-as-nails kids I’ve had. You love to have him on your team. If he was on the other team, you wouldn’t be able to stand him. Danny Foster is a lead by example kind of guy. No frills. No issues. He’s workmanlike. We have to get the new kids meshed in with them.” Nine newcomers seek to make a mark. That group includes sophomore Dan Jamieson, who was on the team a couple years ago. Sophomore Tyler Cummings and freshmen Chance Baldino, Emmanuel Donalson, Nate Dow, Eddie Grant, Jake Loveridge, Shon Powell and Anderson Santana round out the roster. “We have three kids from Massachusetts, which is rare for me,” Richards said. “I don’t usually get out-of-state kids. Anderson Santana is probably the biggest impact right now. He really plays hard and is a tough matchup. His upside is there. He had a double-double in our opening exhibition game. He works hard on the glass. Donalson and Powell are quick guards from Cape Cod. I’ve been thrilled with Baldino. He’s been a nice surprise. Eddie Grant’s a workhorse. Jamieson provides stability. Loveridge has done a nice job filling in. Dow is starting to have good practices.” The team started 2-3. After losing to St. Thomas University (87-72) and beating Nova Scotia (95-47) in the Can-Am tourney, the Seawolves improved to 2-1 with an easy 85-
32 victory over Unity. Donalson led the way with 15 points, while Santana chipped in with 11 points and 10 boards. SMCC then lost to Berkeley of New Jersey, 69-64 (despite 14 points and nine rebounds from Santana, 13 points from Donalson and 10 from Foster), and EMCC, 90-74 Saturday, as Mackie went off for 19 points and Jamieson added 11 points, five rebounds and three steals. Richards knows that his team is a work in progress, but he expects the finished product to be pretty formidable. “You don’t want to change your expectations,” Richards said. “It’s a brand new team. We went to nationals last year and won a couple games, but three-fourths of that team is gone. This team needs to create its own niche. The new teams really add to a competitive league. U. Maine-Machias, College of St. Joe’s and Paul Smith are really good. Add them to Vermont Tech, regular season champs last year, CMCC, which is better than last year, NHTI, a heated rival, and Eastern Maine, which will be a lot better this year too. The top eight are very competitive.”
Looking ahead The first semester schedule ends Dec. 17. The regular season concludes Feb. 18. The YSCC tournament follows and if all goes well, both squads will make it back to the national tournament in March. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.
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Cape Elizabeth senior boys’ lacrosse standout Timmy Lavallee, joined by (clockwise) his mother Jean, father Steve, assistant boys’ lacrosse coach Steve Bornick, athletic director Jeff Thoreck and head boys’ lacrosse coach, Ben Raymond, signs his National Letter of Intent to attend and play lacrosse at Providence College Tuesday afternoon. “I was already interested in Providence as a school, even before the lacrosse program,” said Lavallee, who was also considering Colby, Gettysburg and Union. “I went to a play day at Providence this summer and luckily, I played really well. The coach came to me and said he wanted me to come. I’m excited and thrilled to have the opportunity.” Lavallee, who is interested in business, expects to play attack at the next level and plans to move from his middie position this upcoming spring when the Capers will likely battle rival Falmouth (which boasts a defensive standout, Michael Ryan, who has also committed to Providence) for regional and state supremacy. “It’s great for the program,” said longtime Cape Elizabeth coach Ben Raymond, who also coached Lavallee in soccer. “We’ve had a few others go on to play Division I, but it doesn’t happen often. It’s great for other kids to see. Timmy works hard and puts out a lot of effort. It’s good to see there’s a reward at the other end. He’s also outstanding academically. His game will translate well to college.”
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Roundup Locals compete at cross country New Englands Area cross country runners competed in the 77th annual New England championships last weekend in North Scituate, R.I. The Class A champion Scarborough boys’ team finished 23rd of 30 scoring teams (Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island was first). Senior Nick Morris was 51st for scoring purposes (finishing the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 6 seconds. Also scoring for the Red Storm was junior Robby Hall (66th, 17:17), junior Jack Sullivan 90th, 17:29), senior Wout Moulin (141st, 17:55) and sophomore Ian Morris (170th, 18:11). Cape Elizabeth sophomore Peter Doane competed as an individual and was 141st (17:25). On the girls’ side, South Portland junior Nyajock Pan ran as an individual and had the 41stbest time (19:34).
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OccupyMaine from page 5 a meeting this week where members renewed their commitment to the ideals of Occupy Wall Street, and to political protest. “People become even more politicized when faced with these problems,” she said. Betsy Whitman, a community organizer at Preble Street, said she knows that many of the people who seek out that group’s services are also involved with the protesters in Lincoln Park. “When I talk to people here at the Day Center, they say they feel engaged with Occupy,” Whitman said. “I know they go there and participate, they go to meetings. ... There are some common issues that homeless people face that Occupy Wall Street is addressing. The economic situation in the U.S. is something we’re all trying to address.” Whitman said Preble Street employees talked about going to Lincoln Park and making contact with the homeless people there, but that hasn’t happened. And while a long-established agency like Preble Street may be best suited to help the homeless, she said it doesn’t take rocket science to feed the hungry. “Providing support for homeless people any which way is a good thing,” she said. Over the last month, most of OccupyMaine’s energy has been focused on readying camp for winter. The city has indicated it will allow the activists to stay as long as they are prepared for Maine’s cold snap. City officials want to see a fire and safety plan, a plan for staying warm and plans for stewardship of the park. OccupyMaine responded last week, and promised to deliver a finalized plan by Tuesday. While most of the activists’ attention has been on the park, they stress that the campers are not the only members of OccupyMaine. Some live at home, but come to General Assembly every night, they said. “Anyone who drops off food, anyone who honks their horns and scream ‘You guys rule!’ – They’re OccupyMaine,” said Shane Blodgett of Augusta, who has been camping since Columbus Day Weekend and previously was homeless. “There are a lot more of them than there are of us here at camp.” Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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Hampshire. The money will be allocated to more than 25 organizations that will help those who do not qualify for government assistance but need extra help to get through the coldest time of the year. Key4Women made a $3,000 donation to the McAuley Residence, a center that helps women recover from addiction, domestic violence, homelessness and other trauma. Sterling Kozlowski, president of KeyBank’s Maine district said, “One of our goals at Key is to promote economic self-sufficiency in our community. The McAuley Residence provides a way for women in need to move forward in their lives and get on track for reaching their dreams.”
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Freeport resident Andrew Collins, a senior geology major at The College of Wooster, presented research he conducted this past summer at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Minneapolis. The objective of his project, “The Use of Geophotography as a permanent Resource in Higher Education: A Case Study in the Documentation of Fluvial Landscapes in Northeast Ohio,” was to create an online database of photographs of the post-glacial fluvial landscape in northeast Ohio. Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen was selected to address the American College of Phlebology’s 25th Annual Congress, held in Los Angeles. She was invited to speak after winning first place recognition for her informational abstract at the 2010 Congress. Asbjornsen was one of the first phlebologists in Maine to become certified by the American Board of Phlebology, and she has specialty training from leading phlebologists in caring for all levels of venous disease, including spider veins, varicose veins and venous stasis ulcers. Paul Williamson, director and industry coordinator at the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII), presented a keynote address at the first Washington State Ocean Energy conference, Deep Water Wind and an Ocean Energy Economy. He said the state of Maine’s efforts to promote the growth in ocean energy are a model to replicate. MWII continued next page
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national resources and the local offices in the area of employee benefits. Lewis has been promoted to vice president, alternative markets and will be responsible for the management of the alternative markets department. The Maine Army National Guard has promoted the following people: Barrett Strout of Portland, staff sargeant; Henry Bindbeutel of Portland, specialist; Shawn Weaver of North Yarmouth, private first class; and Grace Miller of Portland, private.
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Home at the Grange Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North Scarborough Grange #495, 56 County Road, Scarborough, FMI 642-3067.
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Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, MFI 688-2272.
Harvest Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond.
Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 p.m., Thatcher’s South Portland, 35 Foden Road, South Portland, FMI 253-1808.
Artisans at the Log Cabin, 9 a.m.2p.m., 196 Main St., Yarmouth.
Holiday Book Sale, 12-3 p.m., 25 authors will be on hand for book signings, Portland Public Library,
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The Big Chill Arts, Crafts and Vintage Holiday Sale to benefit Mayo St. Arts Center, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609.
Sunday 12/4 Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, MFI 688-2272.
Good Deeds Wednesday 11/23 Blood Drive, in memory of Tom Bakker, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, to make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Saturday 12/3 Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Entertainment Friday 11/18 L.L. Bean Tree Lighting, 6:45 p.m., L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Freeport.
Friday 11/25 Portland Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., Monument Square.
Saturday 11/26 ”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, runs through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through porttix.com or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.
Sunday 11/27 New Gloucester Tree Lighting, 4:30 p.m., New Gloucester Town Hall, Rt. 231, New Gloucester.
Friday 12/2 ”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org.
Saturday 12/17 ”Christmas with Renaissance Voices,” 8 p.m., additional 12/18 show at 2 p.m., Cathedral of St.
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The Little Elf Shop for children to buy gifts for family and friends, 5-9 p.m., prices start at $.50 and go up to $5, West Bath School, 126 New Meadows Road.
Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick Visitor Center, FMI 789-5891. Christmas Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, Brunswick, FMI 721-0301. Early Bird Downtown Sale Day, 7-11 a.m., Downtown Brunswick. FMI 729-4439. Halls of Holly Church Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, FMI 729-7331.
Saturday 12/3 Holidays in Harpswell, runs Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, tour through 25 area shops, restaurants and galleries, maps for the event available at the Brunswick Visitors Center and Five Rivers Alliance, FMI 833-6088. Tree, Wreath, Poinsettias Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 45 Columbia Ave, Brunswick, FMI 725-9436.
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Good Deeds Patten Free Library Food for Fines, Nov. 15-Nov. 26. Patrons may pay overdue fines by donating food for the Bath Area Food Bank. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. FMI 443-5141.
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Greater Portland Books & Authors Friday 11/18 Author Layne V. Witherell to speak on “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700.
Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, FMI 828-5600. Sandpiper Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. food and fun, 6:30 p.m. “Gnomeo & Juliet” screening, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, $3 children, parents free, FMI 883-9437.
Meet the Artist with author/illustrator Dahlov Ipcar, 1-3 p.m., Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, FMI 775-6148.
Michele Caron, opening reception 6:30 p.m., runs through Jan. 13, 2012; 317 Main St. Community Music Center, 317 Main St., Yarmouth.
”The Pet Project,” artwork of Maine artist Neily Harris, 3-7 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St., Portland, FMI 468-3598.
Author Eva Murray to speak on “Well Out to Sea: Year round on Matinicus Island,” 12 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 871-1700 ext. 723. Fr. Sean McManus Maine Book Launch for “My American Sturggle for Justice in Northern Ireland,” 2 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, FMI 780-0118.
Friday 11/25 Holiday Book Sale, 12-3 p.m., 25 authors will be on hand for book signings, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 228-8263.
Film Friday 11/18 ”The Black Power Mixtape,” doors 7 p.m., film 7:30 p.m., SPACE
Tuesday 11/22 ”The Pruitt-Igoe Myth,” 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets $7, $5 for students and SPACE members, FMI 828-5600.
Music Friday 11/18 John Doyle and the Press Gang, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, FMI 761-1757. The Maine Striper Sessions with the Jason Spooner Trio and Pete Kilpatrick Band, benefit concert for The Coastal Conservation Association of Maine, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., tickets $15 advance/$18 door. FMI portci-
tymusichall.com or 899-4990. USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, 41 Morrill Ave., USM Gorham, $6 general public, $3 seniors/students. Shuffle. Play. Listen. with Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley, 8 p.m., Merrill Auditiorium, 389 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $32$26 Ovations members, $35-$40 general public, available through PortTix.com or at the box office. FMI 874-8200.
Saturday 11/19 ”POPS Gives its Regards to Broadway,” 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, tickets $45-65 available through PortTix, 842-0800 or at the Box Office. Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, $12 public, $10 seniors, FMI freeportperformingarts. com, 1-888-702-7730. Symphony-Plus Performance, 3 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets $12/$10 seniors, freepor tper formingar ts.com or 1-888-702-7730.
Sunday 11/20 A Voice Upon the Mountain: Women in Harmony Chorus, 2:30 p.m., Cathedral of Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, tickets $5. Bearfoot, 8 p.m., tickets $15 advance/$18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, FMI 761-1757.
“Farm House and Barn,” is just one colorful Maine painting that can be seen at Neil Wyrick’s “Colors of Maine” exhibit at the Falmouth Memorial Library. The exhibit opens Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 30 at the library located at 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. For more information call 781-2351. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 7 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets $12 advance/$15 door/$25 advance VIP, FMI 899-4990. Oratorio Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth, tickets $20 advance/$25 door/half-price for students, FMI 725-1420. USM Concert Band, 2 p.m., McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Ave., USM Gorham Campus. ”POPS Gives its Regards to Broadway,” 2:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, tickets $45-65 available through PortTix, 842-0800 or at the Box Office.
Tuesday 11/22 A Don Campbell Christmas Vol. 2 release, CD can be purchased at Bull Moose Music or at doncampbellmusic.com.
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Spencer Albee & Friends, 9th annual Beatles tribute, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets $12 advance/$15 door/$25 VIP, FMI 899-4990.
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Saturday 11/26 Dead Prez, 8 p.m., 18+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Port-
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Friday 12/2 ”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI daponte.org.
Theater & Dance ”August: Osage County,” Nov. 2-20, Wed./Thu. 7 p.m. $20, Fri. ($25)/Sat. ($30) 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $30, St. Lawrence Arts, reservations and info 885-5883. ”There’s Gold in the Hills,” runs Nov. 10-23 at 7 p.m., additional 2 p.m. show on Sundays, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium, 345 Ocean House Road, adults $8, kids/ students/seniors $5. FMI Richard 799-3309.
Friday 11/18 ”Meet me in St. Louis,” runs through Dec. 3, Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2:30 p.m., Lyric Music Theater,
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90s Homecoming Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bubba’s Silky Lounge, 92 Portland St., Portland.
Local Circus performance, 7 p.m., 60 School St., Saco, $10, under 12 free, FMI sacocoffeehouse.com.
”Masked Marvels and Wondertales,” Michael Cooper, 11 a.m., South Portland Auditorium, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland, tickets $10 through PortTix.com or Merrill Auditorium box office. FMI portlandovations.org.
”My Mother’s Clothes are not my Mother,” Nov. 25/27 7 p.m. and Nov. 26 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12 students and seniors, $15 adults, FMI 775-5568.
”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, runs through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through porttix.com or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.
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Powerful drama, music galore By Scott Andrews A classic American drama is this week’s top pick in the theater department, while myriad musical performances beckon. Westbrook-based Acorn Studios, now in its second season of offering professional theater to the general public, is staging “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Edward Albee’s powerful drama that won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. On Friday, Portland Ovations’ “Shuffle. Play.Listen” is a pairing of classical pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz in a somewhat out-of-the-box program. Also on Friday, German-born pianist Roswitha Lohmer pretty much stays within the classical box with a program at the Portland Conservatory of Music. Portland Symphony Orchestra morphs into Pops mode on Saturday and Sunday, presenting Broadway tunes in a best-of format with two guest singers plus a guest conductor. Oratorio Chorale, featuring the best two dozen singers on the Midcoast, launches its 2011-2012 program this weekend with concerts in Bath and Yarmouth under the direction of longtime conductor Peter Frewen.
‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Readers with long memories will recall that Mike Levine has been an energetic and forceful impresario on the Maine theater scene since the early 1990s, when he founded the now-defunct Oak Street Theatre in downtown Portland. His latest venture is Acorn Productions, located in the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. For its second season, the company is presenting a riveting professional production of Edward Albee’s classic American drama, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The show, which won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, explores the sometimes tenuous boundaries between illusion and reality in a dramatic style that recalls the “Theater of the Absurd” of the 1940s and 1950s. The situation is this: Two couples gather for drinks in a typical American living room in the wee hours of the morning, and their frightening verbal confrontations span three acts and nearly three hours. By the end of the boozy evening the elaborate skein of illusions that these two couples have clung to and depended upon for years have been shattered and a very uneasy resolution follows as they try to emotionally regroup. Acorn Productions presents “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” through Nov. 27 at its studios located at the Dana Warp Mill, 72 Bridge St. in downtown Westbrook. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 854-0065.
‘Shuffle.Play.Listen’ In recent years Portland Ovations has been artistically stretching its classical programming. And this Friday’s program, titled “Shuffle.Play.Listen” is a perfect example. The show is a collaboration between
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Portland Symphony Orchestra presents “Greatest Hits of Broadway” twice this weekend at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
Two couples have a boozy verbal battle in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning drama, playing at Acorn Studios in Westbrook.
classical pianist Christopher O’Riley and cello virtuoso Matt Haimovitz. “Shuffle. Play.Listen” explores the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their two instruments in a collaboration that freely crosses in and out of the classical and pop music genres. “Shuffle.Play.Listen” features works by classical composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Gabrielli, Astor Piazzolla and Igor Stravinsky plus pop groups Radiohead and Arcade Fire. The concert is slated for 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall. Call PortTix at 842-0800.
Roswitha Lohmer This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, a Hungarian piano prodigy who was equally famous in his day as a composer and a performer. Many believe that Liszt represents the apotheosis of the Romantic Movement in music. Numerous events around the world are taking place this year. One that’s slated for Maine is this Friday’s appearance of German pianist Roswitha Lohmer at the Portland Conservatory of Music. Born and trained in Germany, Lohmer has toured with the Thuringia Symphony, and she’s performed with two dozen orchestras and her solo engagements have taken her to more than three dozen countries. Perhaps she’s also a fan of the name “Franz.” In addition to a selection of solo piano pieces by Liszt, Lohmer will also perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert. Catch this concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Portland Conservatory of Music, located at 202 Woodford St. Call 775-3356.
Lees will wield the baton. “Greatest Hits of Broadway” is the title, and most of the selections date from the past five decades. Songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber are especially prominent, with numbers from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and “Cats.” Other selections include songs from “Chicago,” “Les Miserables,” “Victor/Victoria,” “Hair,” “Mary Poppins,” “Rent,” “A Chorus Line,” “Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia!” Hansen has starred in roles on London’s West End as well as Broadway and national tours, plus she’s concertized with numerous symphony orchestras. Nat Chandler’s past roles include the leading roles in “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Kiss Me Kate.” Lees’ most recent accolade is the 2011 James Conlon Conducting Prize, awarded every summer at the Aspen Music Festival.
The Oratorio Chorale is going around the world for its 38th season. The ensemble’s travel is entirely thematic, and the two dozen singers won’t leave Maine. Their musical journey starts with “Songs from the British Isles” this weekend, and the two concerts will be performed in Bath and Yarmouth. Music director and conductor Peter Frewen has selected works based on poetry by composers Edward Elgar, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst and Herbert Howells. The poetry that’s set to music spans four centuries and includes works by Robert Herrick, Henry Vaughn, George Lord Byron, Robert Bridges and Portland’s own Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Frewen points out that Bridges was appointed Poet Laureate of Britain in 1913, but his works are almost unknown today. Bridges’ writing certainly lives on in Finzi’s vibrant choral settings. Frewen comments on the composer’s feat: “His special talent was to reach the emotive spring of poetry through its rhythms and to transcribe those rhythms into musical notation. With painterly chiaroscuro his shapes emerge from tones, subtly shaded, of gentle melancholy and ecstatic transport.” Guest artist will be Ray Cornils, the master of the Mighty Kotzschmar Organ in Portland. The Oratorio Chorale performs twice this weekend: Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church of Christ in Bath and Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth. Call 725-1420.
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Friday 11/18 Benefit Dance and Silent Auction, 7 p.m., to benefit John Kenney, Keeley’s Katering, 178 Warren Ave., Portland, FMI Deb 450-7670. Cheverus Benefit Dance featuring Motor Booty Affair, 7 p.m., Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, $25, FMI Jody 774-6238.
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Creative Economy Show, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., proceeds to benefit Brunswick Area Respite Care, Studio on the Hill, 21 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport. FMI 865-0605.
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Wednesday 11/23 Blood Drive, in memory of Tom Bakker, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, to make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS.
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Unlike the Fort Williams fee vote, the ban on the use and sale of consumer fireworks was unanimous. Walsh noted that the state’s new law allowing consumer fireworks will go into effect in January, and many surrounding communities have established ordinances similar to Cape’s. “We think this (ordinance) is a good representation of the discussions we’ve had and what we consider best practice,” Walsh said. South Portland, Portland, Falmouth, Freeport and North Yarmouth have prohibited the sale and use of fireworks. Gray and Westbrook have allowed it and Cumberland, Yarmouth, Scarborough, Windham and Gorham have decisions pending. The ban makes it illegal to use or sell, or possess with the intent of using or selling, consumer fireworks in town. Violators would be subject to fines. The rules do not apply to people who hold state- or town-issued fireworks display permits.
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stall sprinkler systems in their stores. Later, it passed a first reading of the full ban, with only Holbrook and Sullivan voting against. Wednesday’s vote reverses that initial decision. Despite her stance against the ban, Holbrook said Wednesday that she recognizes some neighborhoods are more dense than others and may merit special consideration. “I’m prepared and willing to do something that addresses this in those neighborhoods,” she said. “But that’s not what those does. This is a straight ban.” Much of the conversation Wednesday night revolved around whether the products permitted under the new state law would be a real danger or nuisance to residents. David Green, a resident, read from the state law, which described which fireworks are and are not allowed. “This doesn’t include rockets that fly off your property and start fires,” he said. “And I don’t appreciate the council telling me what I can do if it’s already permitted under state law.” Not everyone agreed that the permitted products are safe. Councilor Karen D’Andrea, who supported the ban, said that no matter how small a firework is, it can still burn people or start fires. She also said the products are noisy, and that people shouldn’t have to be disturbed in the middle of the night
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just because their neighbors want to shoot off fireworks. “We need to protect the rights of our citizens to enjoy their property,” she said. “They have a right to that. People don’t have a right to light off fireworks.” Sullivan and the fire chief has advocated a “wait-and-see” approach on fireworks. But Hall said that approach could be a problem. “The fear I have is that retail establishments could come into town before we decide on a ban,” he said, and enacting a prohibition would become much more complicated if fireworks are already being sold. Hall said he’d already fielded inquiries from two companies interested in selling fireworks in Scarborough. “Anything short of an outright ban becomes more complicated,” he said. The timing of the council’s vote on the second reading of the ban also could prove problematic. With the new state law scheduled to take effect in January, the deadline for passing some kind of town rule – whether to acknowledge the legality of fireworks or to regulate their sale and use – is quickly approaching. Town Manager Tom Hall said that the matter is even more complicated because membership in the Ordinance Committee, which would hash out a plan for fireworks in town, is yet to be determined after the recent election. To keep the ball rolling, Hall said he plans to put two proposals before the council at its next meeting. The first would be Thurlow’s sprinkler plan, which he said shouldn’t ruffle too many councilors’ feathers. The second would amend the town’s noise ordinance to recognize fireworks as grounds for noise complaints. That would be a little more complicated, because the ordinance sets no decibel standard for enforcement. The matter would effectively be up to police discretion. But that’s better than nothing, Hall said. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@theforecaster. net. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.
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