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Vol. 10, No. 47

News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

Board member sues city over personnel policy

South Portland couple provides Portland’s Christmas tree By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — When Stephen Romano was about 10 years old, he planted three trees on Evans Street with his father. One of those trees was a Colorado blue spruce, which grew to 55 feet tall over the last half century. Last Thursday, 63-year-old Romano was among a crowd of about two dozen people who gathered to watch crews from Portland’s Forestry Department cut down the tree, so it can be decorated and displayed in Monument Square. “I’m not a real emotional person, but my mother is,” said Romano, who was shooting video of the action. “So I do it for her.” Portland City Arborist Jeff Tarling said the city looked at more than 20 trees before picking a winner. The spruce didn’t have any noticeable gaps and was the perfect width – about 25 feet – for transporting into the city. But the tree at 89 Evans St. was never offered to the city by the current homeowners, Allen and Lori Huff, so initially it wasn’t even on the list. Tarling said he was on his way back from looking at the likely winner in Cape Elizabeth, when he saw the

By Mario Moretto PORTLAND — Two employees are suing the city of South Portland over the constitutionality of a personnel policy that bars city workers from many forms of political activity, including the right to run for the School Board. The plaintiffs are South Portland School Board member and city employee Karen Callaghan and city employee and former School Board member Burton Edwards. Callaghan and Edwards contend that the policy violates their right to freedom of political speech,

according to the lawsuit filed in Cumberland County Superior Court. They argue they should be allowed to participate in any school-related political activity independent of their employment by the city. South Portland argues that it has good reason to limit the rights of its employees. “The city wants to ensure that employees are not using their employment status with the city, or city work time, to influence local

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Public advocate: CMP’s ‘smart’ meters may cause interference By Emily Parkhurst AUGUSTA — The Maine Office of the Public Advocate is warning Central Maine Power Co. customers that their new wireless “smart” electrical meters could be interfering with other electronic equipment. CMP is replacing 620,000 traditional meters as part of a smart grid program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. This will eliminate the company’s need to read the meters manually, and provide customers the ability to track their electricty use in real time. Public Advocate Eric Bryant said CMP has received 251

Portland’s Christmas Tree is transported to Monument Square along Commercial Street on Thursday, Nov. 17, after being cut down on Evans Street in South Portland. The tree was donated by Allen and Lori Huff, above.

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complaints regarding radiofrequency interference from customers since the Maine Public Utilities Commission required the electric company to keep a log of the complaints earlier this year. “This is the result of many complaints filed recently with the Public Utilities Commission,” Bryant said. “In this case, (the PUC) didn’t open an investigation, probably because CMP showed that they were helping people who were complaining about this problem.” CMP has a section on its See page 31

Council loosens alcohol restriction at Fort Williams By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — In an effort to generate more money for maintenance of Fort Williams Park, the Town Council unanimously approved a request to serve alcohol at a park gathering next September. The council’s vote on Nov. 14

amended long-standing policy that banned alcoholic beverages in the park. The new policy allows alcohol to be served at sanctioned group events. Bill Nickerson, chairman of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission said the Maine State Troopers event scheduled

for Sept. 13, 2012, will generate $3,600 in fees. He said the event details have been discussed with Police Chief Neil Williams, and include regulations that will keep attendees in compliance with state and town laws. Nickerson said when the

revised Fort Williams Master Plan is presented to the council later this winter, there will be a request to designate a venue for receptions and company gatherings. “I think the reality is if we are going to generate much revenue from those kinds of events,

alcohol will in some way have to be able to be a part of those,” Nickerson said. “This may be the precursor to something that may become more frequent, but that is not what this (particular event) is intended to be.” See page 30

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Maine Cottage returns, but in name only By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — In March, Maine Cottage Furniture closed its flagship store at 106 Lafayette St., much to the surprise of its employees and customers, and with little public explanation. Stores in Charleston, S.C., and West Palm Beach, Fla., also closed. Customers who had paid for furniture were told not to expect their money back after the company’s

bank foreclosed on the business. Now, eight months later and after the last of the cottage-style, hand-painted coastal furniture has been sold in clearance sales, the Maine Cottage brand is making a comeback. But not in Maine. In April, the brand, fabrics, and designs of the company that was opened in 1988 by Peter and Carol Bass was purchased by the Maryland-based Rus-

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sell & Mackenna furniture store. The business is now based in Jessup, Md., with a Maine Cottage flagship store at 8 Evergreen Road, Severna Park, Md. Company President Larry Strassner said starting on Monday, Nov. 28, they will begin the photo shoot for the relaunch of the 2012 Maine Cottage catalog in Severna Park, Md. “It’s like a movie set,” Strassner said. “It is very exciting.” Like Maine Cottage, Russell & Mackenna is a family owned company. It began in a one-car garage near Annapolis in 2003. Strassner’s daughter Lauren is the founder and creative director of the business. “Russell & Mackenna is in business because of Maine Cottage,” Strassner said. “Lauren was pregnant and wanted a piece of Maine Cottage furniture, but couldn’t afford it. Her husband said he’d build one for her.” Soon, Strassner said they were designing and building furniture for friends and making money. He said when he heard Maine Cottage was in trouble, he was interested in buying the company’s mailing list. But as things progressed, he said they were able to buy portions of the company and continue the well-known brand in name and spirit, if not location. Those portions included intellec-

tual property – the name, copyrights, website, phone numbers, fabrics, wicker, wood furniture, and upholstery. Strassner said the Russell & Mackenna brand is in “a safe deposit box,” the name of the operation has been changed to Maine Cottage, and the product lines have been merged. Since the acquisition, Strassner said there have been about 75 phone calls from customers asking about the closure of the stores in Maine, Florida and South Carolina. These customers were looking for their furniture and for answers. “There are a lot of Maine Cottage customers who were financially injured when they went out of business,” he said. “We received a lot of calls from a lot of angry people.” Customers who paid by credit card could receive refunds through their credit card companies, but those who had paid with a check lost their furniture, he said. Strassner said he talked to many of the customers, working with each one individually to offer them discounts, new furniture, free shipping, gift certificates, and answers to their questions. “We are excited about the merger,” he said. “There is a new level of energy in Maine Cottage that was lost during the years following the economic downturn. We are going to be around for a while.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson

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Cape arts panel to be replaced by nonprofit group By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — The town Arts Commission will be discontinued at year end, to be replaced by an independent citizens group designed to promote the arts. On Monday, Nov. 14, the Town Council unanimously voted to allocate funds to help the new group form as a nonprofit organization. Town Manager Mike McGovern will work with members of the Arts Commission to continue support for the arts during a transition period. The mission of the Arts Commission is to enhance and enliven the community by promoting awareness, involvement, understanding and access to the arts. But the panel lacked committed members and struggling to meet its mission goals with their minimal budget, McGovern told the council. In an Oct. 19 letter to the council, McGovern said in seven years there has been an average of two resignations each year, he said and

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South Portland council OKs removal of streetlights By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — Despite fear of a crime increase and last-ditch appeals from several residents, City Councilors on Monday OK’d elimination of 184 streetlights in several neighborhoods. The plan is the second phase on an effort to reduce light pollution and energy costs. Two years ago, the city eliminated 107 lights on major streets, including Broadway and Highland Avenue, saving the city about $20,000. This time, the lights to be cut are in the Loveitt’s Field, Meetinghouse Hill, Pleasantdale and Stanwood Park neighborhoods. The plan is expected to save an additional $22,000 per year. The plan was approved, but not with-

out debate over whether the committee charged with devising the proposal held to a standard in deciding which lights to cut. Pat Doucette of the Planning Department, who served on that committee, said the group ensured there was a streetlight at least every 680 feet, which she said was the standard distance for residential areas with a speed limit of 25 mph. Rita Swidrosky of Florence Street, where two lights will be removed, appealed to the council to keep one of them. She said she measured, and there was 683 feet between the lights. “The measurements could or could not be absolutely correct,” she told the council. It’s not a huge increase in footage,

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she said, but it raised questions about whether the committee followed its standard. Doucette admitted that the measuring was eyeballed on a 1/500-scale map, and that no on-the-ground measurements were taken. Ultimately, the council opted not to approve Swidrosky’s appeal, saying it would set a precedent for keeping lights that might only be one foot off the guideline. “Putting this back in with this small a difference, which I think is arguable, could open up 15 more lights,” Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said. “... I think

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City seeks upgrade in emergency communications By Mario Moretto SOUTH PORTLAND — Upgrades are being planned for the fire and police department communication system that could result in income and savings for City Hall, plus a more efficient system for emergency response. At the center of the project is planned construction of a new 100-foot tower at the city’s West End Fire Station near Western Avenue. The tower would host a new 800 MHz radio relay point, a point-to-point microwave video receiver and space to rent for mobile phone network providers. The tower could cost between $80,000 and $100,000, according to a September memo from City Manager Jim Gailey. “The radio is the biggest part,” Fire Chief Kevin Guimond said. “On every single call, every emergency response, we use the radio system.” Currently, there are communication system hubs at the Cash Corner fire station and Central Station on Anthoine Street. Gailey said the signal from those hubs is stretched thin at the western edge of the city, near the Maine Mall. The new tower, with hubs for the police and fire departments, would boost both signals in that area. A city-owned tower also would allow the Fire Department to remove its radio repeater from the Marriott Hotel on Sable Oaks Drive, saving the city the expense of a rental fee, Guimond said. That move would also prevent a power outage at the hotel from crippling the system, because the fire station has a backup generator, Guimond said. The placement of a point-to-point microwave video receiver on the proposed tower would allow better surveillance video quality and cost savings, Guimond said. The Fire Department uses cameras throughout the city to monitor emergencies when they occur. From his office at Central Station on Anthoine Street, Guimond can survey Cash Corner, the area of Fairchild Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, and the Fore River below the Casco Bay Bridge.

“It’s a very cool system, but it takes some time to build up,” he said Monday. The cameras on the west side relay to a receiver at the Cash Corner station, but the distance – two miles from the camera at Texas Instruments – degrades the image quality. A receiver at the closer West End station would help, Guimond said. Parts of the video network are hard-wired through privately owned fibre optic cables. The city pays about $800 per month, Guimond said, to rent bandwidth on those cables. By switching to a city-owned wireless system, the city can avoid those rental fees. Guimond said he doesn’t want residents to think they are being monitored, and that the videos are only used to plan

responses to emergencies. “I don’t want anyone to think Big Brother is watching,” he said, “because we’re not.” Gailey has been working with some mobile network providers interested in renting space on the new tower. Early estimates from the city are that each antenna location could net $24,000 per year. “We’re having very preliminary conversations with the cell phone companies,” Gailey said. “But they’re very interested in locating some antennas in the area for additional capacity.” Placing some cell phone antennas on the tower would create more bandwidth for intense-use devices like smart phones and tablet computers as well as “provide new

revenue that not only would pay for the tower over time, but provide the City with a revenue stream once the tower is paid off,” Gailey said in the September memo. He said the design for the tower would include enough height to rent space to up to three private network providers. Gailey and Guimond presented the plan for the new tower at a City Council workshop in September. The council gave the plan its blessing, allowing the process to move to the planning stage. Gailey said the plan could be before the Planning Board by the end of the year. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will replace nine “at-risk” tanks in the Crystal Spring Mobile Home Park on Crystal Lane at no cost to the residents.

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The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will replace nine “at-risk” fuel oil tanks later this month at the Crystal Spring Mobile Home Park in Scarborough. This tank, at the home of Shaun Flaherty, was a DEP replacement installed by the agency a few years ago, Flaherty said.

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Restaurant renovations, reopenings throughout greater Portland By Amy Anderson After five years of offering books and gatherings about food, drinks, farming and gardening at 86 Middle St. in Portland, Rabelais book store is moving to the North Dam Mills in Biddeford in January. Owners Samantha Hoyt Lindgren and Don Lindgren will shift their business focus from retail to rare books, imports and special American releases. The new space will also have a test kitchen so they can recreate recipes from their collection. In Portland, Plush West End has opened at 106 High St. The business offers tapas, desserts, wine and specialty cocktails. It is open every day from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Another place for martinis is the FortiFem Martini Lounge, at 45 Wharf St., Portland. FortiFem (Norweigan for the number 45) offers tapas from 4 to 9 p.m. daily, and is open seven days a week, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Dogfish Cafe at 953 Congress St., Portland, which has been closed for

renovations since Oct. 31. is reopening this week for dinner service. The restaurant is completely renovated, with new floors and a new kitchen. In Fr e epo r t, th e Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., made the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice List for the second year in a row. This year, the inn was voted one of the top 200 hotels in the country. In 2010 it was one of the top 500 hotels in the world. The upstairs dining area at the Falmouth Sea Grill, at Handy Boat Marina on Falmouth Foreside, reopened for business in October. The upstairs bar and dining room have been renovated, and the menu highlights local and seasonal produce and seafood, and offers an expanded raw bar. Frontier, in Fort Andross on Maine Street, Brunswick, closed for renovations on Sunday, Nov. 20. The renovated


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Frontier is expected to reopen in early December. Renovations will include a new kitchen and a new bar area. The menu will incorporate more vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. There will also be a new brunch menu for Sundays. The art and cultural programs will be expanded, too. Cafe Mojo, an art gallery, Internet cafe and gift shop, is at 506 Harpswell Neck Road in Harspwell. Hours are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customers can enjoy baked muffins, cookies,

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soups, salads and deli sandwiches, artisan pizza, beer and wine. There is a function room, lunch catering, delivery available and outdoor seating. In Cape Elizabeth, The Good Table, at 527 Ocean House Road, will offer a “Sunday Suppers” menu, dinner theatre entertainment and has plans to build a bar. Starting as early as December, members of the Old Port Theatre will participate in the dinner theatre productions. Then, starting on Sunday, Jan. 8, customers will be able to order from a three-course, prix fixe menu from 4 to 8 p.m. The bar is expected to be built by March, and there will be a separate continued page 31

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Money talks, but passion talks louder “Money makes the world go round.” That sentiment once came out of the mouth of my then 13-year-old son, Harold. To which his sister Ophelia sensitively replied, “That’s love, you idiot. Not money.” No Sugar It made me smile. It also made me ponder.


What is it, indeed, that makes the world go round? I was raised to believe that we do what we love. My parents never attempted to coerce me into a particular career, just for the sake of job security. Granted, everyone needs their teeth cleaned, their taxes filed. People’s hair keeps Sandi Amorello growing. Which means there will always be dental hygienists, CPAs and barbers. But no one in my family stressed practicality. I still consider “practical” a dirty word. When the time came for me to head to college, it

was simple: I was going to an art college. Art was my passion, and my mother supported me 110 percent – an act of faith for which I still remain awed and thankful (especially when I think of some of the things that I was creating for her tuition dollars during that four-year period). People seem to be raised with a “passion” consciousness, or a “practicality” consciousness. As I’ve matured, I’ve come to see that following one’s passions requires bravery. And I believe you are quite fortunate if your passion happens to also be something practical – such as waste management. Or making pencils. Granted, my passion mentality hasn’t always served me well. I’m constantly compelled to follow my heart in matters of business and find it hard to understand the minds of people for whom money is the motivation. Years ago, when we had tiny babies, my sister-in-law said to me, “I just need to come up with some invention that will make me rich.” And inside my head, I thought, “Huh?” It was like encountering an alien. That was when I knew I was, perhaps, not normal. And apparently missing the money-making gene.


My underlying motivation is never money; it’s fear of regret. It’s not wanting to be on my death bed, kicking myself for not having had the balls to follow my passions. Now that my “Irreverent Widow” book is complete (keep your eyes peeled for its release in a few months) and I’ve launched my Girl Scout Dropout endeavor here in Portland, I know I’ll have no regrets. And my dreams to entertain, uplift and connect people come true for me now every day.

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Last week, I was at a local coffee shop, and as often happens since I started writing this column, I had the privilege of readers stopping to compliment me on my ramblings. It fills me with gratitude – I never dreamed of such fame and fortune. Well, the fame at least. As I left the coffee shop with my (also widowed) girlfriend after hours of conversation and laughter, a man came bounding out into the parking lot and said, “Excuse me – aren’t you the woman who writes the column? My wife and I love it!” It was another lovely moment of validation.

My friend was impressed. I assured her there was no need to be, since I was just doing what I love and not making much money at it, to boot. I mean, I love The Forecaster, but it’s not like they’re paying my mortgage.

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Standing tall against tar sands Back in August I was pleased to hear that Aylie Baker had been arrested. Finally, an idealistic, young, local person had had the moral courage to stand up against the forces that are destroying this country and this planet. Baker is a Yarmouth High School graduate. To the extent that we get to know who high school kids are it is often through athletic accomplishments, and Baker – tall, strong, hardworking and quiet – was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. Then she went off to Middlebury College, played some more basketball, and, more importantly, blossomed into the engaged social activist she is today. Upon graduation in 2009, Baker traveled the Maldives, Palau, Yap, Chiloe, and the Canary Islands as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. In 2010 she traveled to Chile as a Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism to write about Robinson Crusoe Island in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago. Her mentor as a Middlebury Fellow was Bill McKibben, America’s leading environmentalist, author of “The End of Nature.” So when McKibben sounded the alarm on the threats posed by refining Canada’s tar sands, Baker was one of those who answered the call. The Canadian province of Alberta holds the second largest pool of carbon on Earth after the Saudi oil fields, an area of tar sands about the size of Florida. But unlike the sweet-flowing Saudi crude, the Alberta tar sands are essentially oily dirt that has to have steam injected into it to make it fluid enough to pump as a slurry to refineries. TransCanada has proposed building a 1,700-mile pipeline at a cost of $7 billion to pump up to 900,000 barrels per day of tar or oil sand from Alberta to U.S. refineries in Texas.

Spending ‘Thinksgiving’ with the Beems Should Edgar Allen Beem ultimately support fiscal realities or will he buckle to family, guilt-driven priorities with an $80, well-adjusted, semi-range fowl. Will collective conscience demand a leathery piece of natural meat tracing its life from happy egg to contented brush to dinner plate, rather than a juicy, bloated bird for $20-something? If only these poor creatures could communicate their pain instead of relying on a few gifted parties with lucidity to

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Tar sands pipelines already exist – and leak. In 2010 alone, the Enbridge pipeline spilled 1 million gallons of tar sands into the Kalamazoo River, 275,000 gallons into a suburb of Chicago, The Universal and 126,000 gallons in North Dakota. But leaks and spills are the least of the environmental worries. Mining the Alberta tar sands would require clearcutting 740,000 acres of boreal forest and running a pipeline through the massive Ogallala Aquifer that provides drinking water to millions of people in the Midwest. Most dire, however, are Edgar Allen Beem scientific predictions that if all the carbon in the tar sands were burned as fuel the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could rise from present levels of about 390 parts per million (already enough to trigger climate changes) to close to 600 ppm. That’s why Baker, echoing her mentor McKibben, calls the proposed Keystone LX pipeline “a 1,700-mile fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet.” And that’s why Baker was one of the 1,252 American citizens arrested this summer during a two-week Tar Sands Action protest outside the White House. “You are allowed to protest as long as you keep moving,” Baker explains. “You get arrested for standing or sitting.” So for standing up for the Earth, Baker was arrested,


translate the gobblers’ grief-laden visages before they meet their collective ends. Perhaps the Beems would do well to bring some turkeys home for some ground corn meal? The family could all sit under the table and commune with the gobblers invited to celebrate their poultry (or is it paltry) Thanksgiving? How else could a modern American family relate to traditional dining festivities unless they truly get to know the guest of honor? How pleasant that a local family is over-analyzing dinner plans into some sort of group-think agenda. Beem can rewrite this holiday activity and rename the day “Thinks-

handcuffed, hauled away in a paddy wagon, booked and released on bail. But she says it was worth it. “I felt it was my duty as a citizen to put myself out there,” says Baker, who now works for the Vermont Folklife Center. The protests took place outside the White House because President Obama has the power to authorize or deny the Keystone XL pipeline permit. Until the Tar Sands Action and protests by virtually every environmental group in the country, it looked as though the pipeline would sail through easily. Earlier this month, Obama announced that “because a number of concerns have been raised through a public process” a decision on the controversial pipeline would be delayed until after the 2012 election. A temporary victory at best. Obama being a political weasel at worst. In either case, a massive commitment to a filthy petro-future has been averted for the moment, thanks in large part to the willingness of Americans like Baker to put themselves on the line. “It’s inspiring to me to have helped bring that about,” Baker says of the stay of execution. But she worries that our addiction to oil is “keeping us from being innovative.” Unfortunately, the same high energy costs that make sustainable alternative forms of energy economically viable also make expensive, foul fossil-fuel extraction financially feasible. “Maine is the tailpipe of the United States,” Baker warns. “It will affect us all. No one is going to be exempt.” Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

giving.” The new title points to ignoring reason, since the turkeys, both “artificial” and free-roaming, are not capable of thought. Therefore it remains the domain of educated men and women everywhere to debate the fate of poultry and deliver justice to those who are unable to comprehend their own death sentences. Perhaps we will see an “Occupy Turkey Farms” movement. Turkeys of the world unite! Free the birds! Beems everywhere: Enjoy a 1 percenter’s meal while the 99 percenters chow down. Bruce LeClaire Windham

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Scarborough Arrests 11/16 at 1:39 a.m. Joshua D. Foley, 40, of Forest Street, Saco, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Mary Pearson on a charge of operating under the influence. 11/16 at 5 p.m. Laura J. Sawyer, 41, of Sawyer Road, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of operating under the influence. 11/17 at 5:21 p.m. William Fogg, 18, of Graystone Road, Gray, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Craig Hebert on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 11/18 at 3:50 a.m. Isabella A. Raggiani, 18, of Whitney Farm Way, Falmouth, was arrested on Pine Point Road by Officer Timothy Dalton on charges of operating under the influence and trafficking in dangerous knives.

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Anthony N. Bennet, 84: Known as the ‘Mayor of Kaler Road’ SOUTH PORTLAND — Anthony N. Bennett, 84, of South Portland, died on Nov. 8. Born on April 28, 1927, in Portland, he was a son of John and Elizabeth (Vestale) Bennett. He attended North School and graduated from Cheverus High School. In 1947 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He worked for the U.S. Post Office for 25 years as a letter carrier. Bennett enjoyed bowling and was a Maine State Champion bowler. In his younger years he was a great softball player and an excellent pitcher, often able to strike out several batters during a game. An avid gardener, he took pleasure and pride in growing vegetables which he shared with family and neighbors. He

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over 30 years of retail banking experience. Anthony Mellon is the new vice president of commercial lending, bringing with him 35 years of retail and commercial banking experience, having worked at both national and community banks. Eileen Phelan of Yarmouth recently joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International as a real estate agent. She brings with her over 15 years of marketing and promotions experience, working previously as the marketing and promotions manager for New York City’s Village Voice newspaper as well as theater director, freelance arts and culture fundraiser, and events producer. Bangor Savings Bank hired Robert Nadeau as the vice president, business banking officer to the greater Portland area. He will be located at one of the bank’s new locations at 320 Allen Ave. in Portland. Gorham Savings Bank recently hired Julie Case as the assistant vice president and compliance officer. They also added Brian Cirone as a commercial credit analyst. Dr. Istikram Qaderi recently joined Martin’s Point as the new vice president of quality. He came to Martin’s Point from Champlain Valley Physician Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was the associate vice president of quality resources. DennyMike’s Award-Winning Sauces and Seasonings recently hired two new employees. Doug Murray was hired as the general manager of operations and Trevor Capps is now an operations/food productions specialist. Norton Lamb & Company recently hired Holly Winger to the position of






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senior account executive. She will use her extensive product knowledge to promote NLC-endorsed technology solutions and services to manage solution development for the company’s customers. Bath Savings Institution has added two new consumer lenders to its team. Justin Dionne of Brunswick will be working out of the Bath branch. He began his career as a student intern in Bath Savings’ loan department. Tyler Zamore was formerly a customer service representative at the bank’s Brunswick branch.


Mayo Street Arts recently received a $1,500 arts visibility grant from the Maine Arts Commission to fund a new visual identity – a graphic logo – for Mayo Street Arts. The logo will cross a variety of communication platforms, including a new exterior sign, promotional materials, printed materials and online. Garrand, a marketing and communications firm in Portland, recently received a Gold and Silver award at the Golden Arrow Awards ceremony at the Maine Public Relations Council Annual Conference. The Golden Arrow Awards, honor excellence and provide a forum for exhibiting exemplary work, promoting public recognition of high quality communications, and gaining corporate and client recognition for public relations. The firm of Petrucelli, Martin& Haddow is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, a widely recognized peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Attorneys Gerald Petrucelli of Cape Elizabeth, Michael Martin of Cumberland, and James Haddow of Portland for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Jenna Vendil, Portland Board of Education representative, has been picked as one of nine Democratic women “Trailblazers” in national politics. Emerge America is honoring Vendil as one of a group of women elected to public office from Maine to California. The Carlo Pittore Foundation is honored to announce its first two grants to working Maine Artists. The Figurative Artist award went to Timothy Powers Wilson in recognition of his strides advancing the medium of figurative art. The Maine Artist Award was given to Patrick Corrigan, celebrating his mastery and innovation across media. Chelsea Locke of Upscale Group Realty in Portland has been awarded the BNI 2011 Chapter Member of the year for the Maine region at the BNI awards dinner. The Maine Board of Pesticides Control received the 2011 Gold Leaf Award for Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities from the New England Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture for its work on the Yardscaping Gardens at Back Cove in Portland.

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Fall sports season won’t soon be forgotten By Michael Hoffer The fall sports season, circa 2011, produced great drama and triumph in Forecaster Country. South Portland’s football team made it to the semifinals for the first time since 2000. Cape Elizabeth was once again formidable, reaching the Western B semis. Scarborough made it to the playoffs for the second straight season. All four local boys’ soccer teams made the playoffs, with Scarborough advancing the deepest. The Red Storm was eliminated by Windham in the Western A Final. On the girls’ side, Scarborough got back to the Class A Final, but wasn’t able to repeat as it lost to Bangor. Cape Elizabeth, thanks in large part to the addition of a special sophomore, finished second in the region and got to the semifinals before losing a heartbreaker to the Red Storm. South Portland also reached the postseason. Field hockey produced a playoff team in Scarborough, which was once again the top seed in Western A, but for the second year in a row, the Red Storm was upset on its home turf, this time by Windham, on penalty strokes, in the rain, in the quarterfinals. Scarborough’s boys’ cross country team won yet another state title. Cape Elizabeth and South Portland were very good as well. Cape Elizabeth and South Portland’s girls also made it to states. Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough’s golf teams made it to the state match. On the volleyball court, Scarborough got to the state final for the first time, but lost to Greely in a close match. Before we move on to winter, here’s one final look back at the best of the fall:

Southern edition fall state champion Scarborough Red Storm boys’ cross country, Class A

Southern edition fall regional champion Scarborough Red Storm girls’ soccer, Western Class A

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5) Another title for Scarborough cross country Scarborough’s boys’ cross

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Dan Medici and the South Portland football team returned to prominence this fall, reaching the regional semifinals.

country team continued to hold sway over Class A this fall as it won yet another state title. The Red Storm, which was dominant from start to finish this year, had no peer in the conference, region or state. Senior Nick Morris provided the biggest highlight, when he came from way behind to win the individual crown at the tape. Scarborough went on to compete at the New England championships in Rhode Island.

4) Newcomer sparks Cape Elizabeth girls’ soccer Cape Elizabeth’s girls’ soccer team was middle of the pack in 2010, reaching the quarterfinals and after graduating standout Karyn Barrett, wasn’t expected to be a top contender this fall. Then, sophomore Melanie Vangel arrived in town. Vangel, who moved from Camden, made an immediate impact on the Capers, emerging as one of the Western Maine Conference’s most prolific scorers. Vangel and her teammates wound up ranked second in Western A and rallied to knock off Deering in the quarterfinals. They were just moments away from downing Scarborough in the semis, but the Red Storm tied the score and won in dou-

ble overtime. With Vangel back for two more seasons, Cape Elizabeth should be knocking on the door again.

3) Scarborough girls return to states Scarborough’s girls’ soccer team was as close to perfect as a team could be in 2010, winning a first Class A championship while allowing one measly goal all season. This year’s squad wasn’t quite as dominant, but once again produced a solid record and earned the No. 3 seed in the regional playoffs. After downing Cheverus thanks to two early goals in the quarterfinals, the Red Storm rallied for a dramatic double overtime win at Cape Elizabeth in the semifinals, then downed Gorham in the regional final on a goal in the final minute. Scarborough’s good fortune finally dried up in the state final when Bangor avenged last year’s setback with an emphatic 4-0 decision.

2) Scarborough volleyball makes first state appearance Scarborough’s volleyball team had never advanced past the semifinals prior to this season. This year’s group made it continued page 16

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Sophomore Melanie Vangel came to Cape Elizabeth this autumn and became one of the Western Maine Conference’s most prolific scorers, helping the Capers reach the Western A semifinals.

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Fall sports from page 15 clear early that it was aiming for a championship and the Red Storm posted a solid regular season mark. Scarborough passed its first two playoff tests and got to meet perennial champion Greely in the Class A state match. The Red Storm lost the two regular season meetings and certainly made the Rangers sweat, winning the second game, but

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despite the heroics of senior Brittany Bona, Scarborough couldn’t quite get that elusive title and lost in four games. The Red Storm has established itself as a top power and hopes to build on this season’s run next year.

1) SP football wakes up the echoes For many years, the South Portland football team was one of the state’s premier powers. In the 1990s, the Red Riots, under legendary coach John

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Scarborough’s boys’ cross country team once again had no peer in 2011.

Wolfgram, won four Class A state championships and posted a 31-game win streak. The first decade of the 21st Century wasn’t as kind and for seven years, South Portland didn’t even qualify for the postseason. The Red Riots finally returned in 2010 and built on that success this fall. After a season-opening loss at defending state champion Cheverus, South Portland rattled off five successive victories (its longest win streak since 2001), thanks to a potent offense and an ever-improving defense. After a tough triple-overtime loss at Windham, the Red Riots beat rival Portland to finish 6-2 and earn the No. 3 seed in Western A. South Portland then downed Sanford in the quarterfinals, its first playoff triumph since 2000. At Thornton Academy in the semifinals, the Red Riots came oh so close to advancing, but a last play was stopped a yard short and South Portland’s season ended at 7-3. The Red Riots won’t be content with this year’s results. They have every intention of going all the way in 2012.

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Roundup Cape Elizabeth coaching openings Cape Elizabeth High School is seeking an indoor track distance coach and a varsity boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski coach for the upcoming winter season. FMI,

McAuley basketball clinic upcoming McAuley varsity girls’ basketball coach Billy Goodman and the defending Class A state champion Lions will offer a basketball clinic Sundays Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the high school. Girls in grades 3-5


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Learn lacrosse program underway The new Riverside Athletic Center, at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland is hosting a Learn to Play Lacrosse clinic for boys in grades K-8, Sundays from 3 - 4 p.m. Comment on this story at:

from page 1 elections,” City Manager James Gailey wrote in a court affidavit. “... Likewise, the city has a significant interest in making sure members of the public do not perceive that they may be subject to ‘politicking’ at City offices.” Callaghan has worked for the South Portland Public Library since 2001. In December 2007 she was appointed to the School Board, and she ran for her first elected term in 2008. The personnel policy was not consulted or questioned in those instances, Gailey said. The city revised its personnel policy a

year ago. When Callaghan turned in the necessary signatures to have her name placed on the ballot this year, City Clerk Susan Mooney told her she couldn’t run unless she resigned from the library, according to court documents and interviews with parties in the dispute. After Callaghan threatened to sue, Gailey decided she could be “grandfathered” for one more term on the School Board. Policy language approved by the City Council on Monday night included a provision to grandfather Callaghan. Edwards claims he was deterred from seeking an appointment to the School board

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Sportszone hosting Turkey tip-off, travel league

The Southern Maine Sportszone in Saco is hosting the 2011 Turkey Tip-Off Nov. 26 and 27 for boys and girls in grades 5-8 and travel teams (no AAU or all-star teams). The cost is $100 for two games. Sportszone is also hosting the Southern Maine Auxiliary Travel Basketball League. An eight-game schedule begins Dec. 3 and runs through Feb. 11 for boys and girls in grades 5-8. The cost is $350 per team. FMI, 468-4685, or

ment right,” Callaghan’s lawyer, David Lourie of Cape Elizabeth, said in an interview. He said it was reasonable to limit some city employees from running for certain offices – instances in which they might hold authority over themselves, for example. But he argues that employment with the city and a position on the School Board continued page 29

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events Saturday 12/3 Sparkles Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3366.

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A Walnut Hill Christmas holiday gift show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth.


Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-2272.


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.

Artisans at the Log Cabin, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events from previous page Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland. Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Coastal Community Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, FMI 799-1413.

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.

Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, FMI

ChristmasTree/Wreath sale, sponsored by Cheverus High School Haiti Solidarity Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., also runs Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, FMI 774-6238.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Main St., Yarmouth

Steamed Clam Supper, 5-7 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallett Dr., $15 adults/$5 children, FMI 615-5640.

Christmas Fair to benefit the Root Cellar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-5814.

St. Bart’s Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 781-3805.

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Thursday 12/8 Holiday Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., please bring vegetable or salad, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, RSVP 829-3419.

Good Deeds Friday 12/2 Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through, guests encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instruments appreciated.

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Polar Express, runs Fri-Sun. through Dec. 23, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Thames St., Portland, FMI or to purchase tickets visit PortTix. com or call 842-0800.

New Gloucester Tree Lighting, 4:30 p.m., New Gloucester Town Hall, Rt. 231, New Gloucester.

Portland Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., Monument Square. White Christmas, runs through Dec. 11, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, FMI 799-7337.

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Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI

”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, runs through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets

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”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI

Millcreek Tree Lighting, 4:30-7 p.m., Millcreek Park, South Portland.

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Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Events Friday 12/16

The Night Tree, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $5 per child, preregister 865-4469. Under the Milk Wood, 6:30 p.m., Brackett Memorial Church, Peaks Island, cash donation or non-perishable food for the Peaks Island Community Food Pantry, 766-2735.

Wednesday 12/9 Magic of Christmas, runs through Dec. 18, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., for tickets and showtimes visit, the Merrill Auditorium box office, or 842-0800.

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Saturday 12/17 ”Christmas with Renaissance Voices,” 8 p.m., additional 12/18 show at 2 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $15 door/$12 advance, tickets available at Starbird Music or Longfellow Books, FMI 729-4958.

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Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, FMI 442-0420.

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.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Middle St., Brunswick.

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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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Greater Portland Benefits Sunday 11/27 Chefs and Musicians for Safe Harbor, 4 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, FMI 774-6238. 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.

Tuesday 11/29 Flatbread Pizza Benefit Tuesday to benefit The Trauma Intervention Program, 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Pizza, 72 Commercial St., Portland. FMI 553-9311.

Friday 12/2 Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through, guests are encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instruments appreciated.

Saturday 12/3 Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI

Bulletin Board Center for Maine Craft, in the Maine Mall through December 2011, open regular and extended Maine Mall hours, FMI 772-8653. Circle of Musicians, Sundays, 2-7 p.m., 263 Pine Point Road, $3/ person, $5/couple, hosted by Ron & Sherri Nick, FMI sheriwaves@ Winter Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m-2

Meetings Cape Elizabeth

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p.m. every Sunday, South Portland Planning Office, corner of Ocean St. and Rt. 77.

Wednesday 11/30 Evening for the Environment, 5-7:30 p.m., Abromson Center, USM Portland, $25, FMI 620-8811.

Thursday 12/1 Society for Marketing Professional Services Northern New England meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40 members/$60 non-members, Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., Portland, FMI World AIDS Day Reception, 4-7 p.m., Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, Ed 774-6877 ext. 8013.

Saturday 12/3 Maine Genealogical Society meeting, Greater Portland Chapter, 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean


House Road, Cape Elizabeth, FMI 329-6438.

Wednesday 12/7 Maine’s Environmental Issues Symposium, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Texas Instruments (formerly National Semiconductor), South Portland, FMI South Portland Land Trust Annual Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, FMI 615-7840.

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to study abroad, and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Volunteers will be reimbursed for expenses and have some opportunity to travel. FMI Joyce McKenney 737-4666. CATCH Healthy Habits, an afterschool program that brings teams of adults, age 50+, together with children to learn about healthy eating habits and active play, is looking for volunteers for its winter sessions, 396-6523. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad’s Polar Express needs volunteers, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, FMI, Jennifer, 871-0618. Maine Handicapped Skiing needs intermediate/advanced skiers, snowboarders and nordic skiers with training in adaptive skiing. Lift tickets provided, volunteers supply their own gear, commit to three days of training. FMI or 824-2440.

November 25, 2011 Scarborough United Methodist Church, corner of Church St. and Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI 883-2814.

Friday 12/2 Improving College and Career Readiness in Writing, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland, $100/$120 after Nov. 23, FMI 415-8412. Saturday 12/10 Focus on Philanthropy: the act of leadership, 10 a.m., Haraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, FMI and to register

Health & Support Monday 11/28 Yarmouth Alzheimers Conversation Group, 7-9 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 632-2605.

Tuesday 11/29

Brunswick, FMI 729-0575. Annual Silent Auction, Brunswick Downtown Association, 5-8 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242. E-mail for Everyone, 10-11 a.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, FMi 729-0575.

Saturday 12/3 Tree, Wreath, Poinsettias Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 45 Columbia Ave, Brunswick, FMI 725-9436.

Tuesday 12/13 Mid Coast Retired Educators Association breakfast, 9 a.m., The Highlands, Elm St., Topsham, FMI 721-0659.

Dining Out Saturday 12/3

Free Leg Screening, 9 a.m.-5 p.m, The Vein Health Center, 100 Foden Road, South Portland, Suite 307, appointment required, FMI 221-7799.

Spaghetti Dinner hosted by Cub Scout Pack 646, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham, FMI Dan 319-6845.

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Harvest Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond.

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for people age 55 and over to volunteer; local opportunities include an arts center in Portland; school mentoring or tutoring; spend time with residents in long term care facilities; volunteer as a tax aide or at a nonprofit, Priscilla Greene, 396-6521 or 1-800-427-7411 Ext. 521.

Public Baked Bean, macaroni and cheese supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, $7 adults/$3 children.

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Saturday 12/3

Afghanistan Samsorya talk by Mariiam Raqib, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI 725-5242.

Wednesday 12/7

SCORE is seeking volunteers to work in the “counselors to America’s small business” program, FMI, Nancy, 772-1147. South Portland Meals on Wheels needs drivers for South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth, 1-3 hours per week, mornings. Mileage reimbursement, Liz Engel, 767-2255.

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Our Lady of Hope Parish Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Pius X Hall, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland, $8 adults/$4 children 12 and under.

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.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for volunteers to be area representatives to recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students

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How to Lose an Argument and Why: exit strategies for political (and academic) warfare, 6 p.m., WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE, Portland, FMI

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The Christmas arts, entertainment season opens By Scott Andrews Thanksgiving weekend marks the traditional start of the Christmas season in both shopping and the arts. While leaving the shopping reportage to others, let’s look at some of the offerings on the arts and entertainment side of the ledger. Lyric Music Theater opened its second production of 2011-2012 last weekend in South Portland. “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a stage version of the iconic 1944 MGM musical film. Although it isn’t a Christmas show per se, its climactic scene happens on Christmas Eve with a happy family united around a gaily decorated tree. University of Southern Maine School of Music has a number of offerings coming up. One of its best is “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” an a cappella concert by the USM Chamber Singers. There are also a number of end-ofsemester student performances – with very low (or zero) admission fees that can help stretch the shopping budget.

‘Meet Me In St. Louis’

Let’s start this mini-review with a confession: I adore “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the 1944 Metro-Goldwyn Mayer musical film that starred Judy Garland, Lucille Bremer and Margaret O’Brien. The film’s wholesome Midwestern aesthetic values, expressed in gorgeous music and portrayed by a totally lovable American family appeal to me greatly. It is also an icon of American culture. The American Film Institute ranked “Meet Me in St. Louis” at the No. 10 position on its list of the greatest musical movies, and the Library of Congress has rated it as “culturally significant.” Three of the show’s musical numbers remain in today’s popular canon, even when totally divorced from their original settings: “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis.” When such a wonderful classic film is adapted to the stage, there’s naturally some apprehension. In the case of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” the misgivings were justified. The 1994 Broadway musical ran for less than a year and has largely been forgotten. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the stage version of “Meet Me in St. Louis” when it opened at Lyric Musical Theater last weekend. It’s a wonderfully melodic evening of entertainment, and Lyric is a fine community company that is perfectly suited to present this show. The plot is utterly inconsequential, and that’s part of its charm. On the eve of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition, held in St. Louis, the story principally revolves around the ups and downs of the marriage prospects of two Forecaster 12 Xof a prosperous famteenage daughters ily in the city. It’s the old boy-meets-girl

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story, told twice in parallel, that results in two marriages as the fair finally opens. Several major scenes and turning points revolve around a precocious pre-teen, a younger sister of the two principal love interests. Lyric’s fine community production revolves around two women. Josephine Cooper and Celeste Green play the two teenagers and perform most of the bestknown songs. Cooper is the younger of the pair, and her infatuation with a boy who has just moved next door, played by Schuyler White, is the principal thread of the plot. I liked Cooper’s ingenuous charm; without it the show would unravel. Green is Lyric’s newest star; she plays the secondary love interest in “St. Louis,” the older and very slightly wiser sister. As in the movie, the precocious preteen is also one of the show’s principal attractions. Twelve-year-old Alicia Fournier is the catalyst for several of the show’s scenes in Lyric’s production. She’s totally captivating. Other good performances are given by David Smith, Lisa Smith, John Robinson, Quinn Malter, Janie Downey Maxwell and Bill McCue. Louise Kezar’s costuming is elegant and effective. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. in South Portland, presents “Meet Me in St. Louis” through Dec. 3 with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday plus 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Call 7991421.

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every minute. Here’s a brief summary of what’s happening music-wise at USM. Venues include the Gorham and Portland campuses plus Portland. • “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season,” Nov. 29. The USM Chamber Singers is the school’s principal a cappella ensemble, directed by longtime music professor Robert Russell. The program will include a variety of works. Classical composers include Felix Mendelssohn – part of the 200th anniversary of his birth celebration – and Gerald Finzi. Seasonal songs include “The Huron Carol,” which is based on a Native American theme, plus a candlelit presentation of “Silent Night.” Venue is Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St. in Portland. Time is 7:30 p.m. • USM Jazz Ensembles, Dec. 1. Several of the jazz groups at the school will perform a program that ranges from Big Band to modern under the direction of professors Chris Oberholtzer and Mark

Tipton. Local composers Craig Skeffington and Michael Sakash will also be featured. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 7:30 p.m. • 21st Anniversary Music Scholarship Gala, Dec. 2. This fine evening is a benefit for the scholarship fund at the USM School of Music. The school’s principal student ensembles will perform, and the evening is also a major gastronomic happening. Venue is Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St. on the USM Portland campus. Time is 5:30 p.m. • USM Opera Workshop, Dec. 3. I’ve attended several of the USM opera workshop performances over the years and I’m always positively impressed with the young talent, under the direction of longtime voice professor Ellen Chickering. The program includes excerpts from famous and less-famous operas. Among my personal favorites is Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 5 p.m. • USM Composers’ Ensemble, Dec. 3. Students in the composition program under the tutelage of professor Nancy Gunn will showcase their works. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 8 p.m. • USM Graduate Showcase, Dec. 4. Ever wonder what happens to the USM School of Music students after they graduate? Here’s an opportunity to see and hear some of those former students as they enjoy professional careers in an event coordinated by professor Ellen Chickering. Performers include two vocalists, two pianists plus a hornist and violist. Venue is Corthell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Time is 5 p.m. The contact phone for all USM School of Music performances is 780-5555.

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”Tucker & Dale vs. Evil,” 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 SPACE members, FMI 828-5600. Viva Lebowski 2011: a tribute to the Coen Brothers, 9 p.m., Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, FMI 791-2695.

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Monday 12/5

Story Time, every Monday morning, 9:30 a.m., Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 899-9279.

”The Barn” Premier featuring Freeport resident Erik Brobst, 7 & 9 p.m., Nickelodeon Cinema, 1 Temple St., Portland, $5, FMI 772-4022.

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.

Tuesday 12/6 USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series: An Encounter with Simone Weil, 7 p.m., SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, $7/$5 SPACE members/Free to USM students and staff with ID, 828-5600.

Saturday 12/3 Toni Buzzeo book signing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nonesuch Books & Cards, Millcreek Plaza, 50 Market St., South Portland, FMI 799-2659.

Galleries ”Slow Reveal:” works in Encaustic and Collage by Suzanne Gannon and Chris Reed, runs now through mid-January, Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St., Portland, FMI 210-6566.

Thursday 12/8 Line, image and arc in the free verse poem workshop, 5:30-8 p.m., The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St., Suite 201, Portland, $50/$35 for Telling Room volunteers, FMI 774-6064.

Friday 12/2 ”Art for Everyone:” a collection of donated art, 5-8 p.m., Goodwill Headquarters, 353 Cumberland Ave., Portland, FMI goodwillnne. org.

Film ”Conversations with Edd Bonney,” now available for sale at Freeport Public Library, 10 Liberty Dr., Freeport,

”Drawing the Line #11” opening reception 12-8 p.m., June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, FMI 699-5083. ”Group Exhibit” featuring works by Jeanne O’Toole, Jay LaBrie, Kieth Weiskamp, Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, runs through Dec. 31, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, FMI 712-1097.

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”Peace 2011” 5-7 p.m., runs through Dec. 31, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, FMi 772-2693.

Music Friday 11/25 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.

Saturday 11/26 Dead Prez, 8 p.m., 18+, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, tickets $12 advance/$15 door/$25 VIP, FMI 899-4990. David Mallet, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets $25 advance/$30 door, FMI 347-3075. Jazz at the Inn on Peaks featuring 2+2 Jive, Heather Thompson & Same Saltonstau and Kevin Atra & Rhonda Dale, 7:30 p.m., Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island, $10, FMI 766-5100. Sitar Music by Jeff Herbster, 1-3 p.m., Skyline Farms, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, 829-5708.


The Downeast Holiday Review on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., features story-spinner Van Reid and folk duo Castlebay. Instead of the traditional Nutcracker and Dickens, stories and songs of Maine’s winter holiday season will be spiced with wit and humor in an old time variety style featuring selections such as “The Night the Whisky Froze” and winter tales such as “How Portland Kept Christmas.” This performance will take place at the Sagadahoc Winter St. Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children, FMI 529-5438.

Thursday 12/1 Jeffrey Foucault & Mark Erelli, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $15 advance/$18 door, FMI 761-1757.

Friday 12/2 ”Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI

Friday 12/9 ”Elmo Makes Music,” runs through Dec. 11, Cumberland County Civic Center,

Theater & Dance ”The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, Nov. 26Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 8748200.

Friday 11/25 ”My Mother’s Clothes are not

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Sunday 11/27 FUN Raiser Contra Dance, 12 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, 10 Village Square Road, North Yarmouth, $15 or $12 members, FMI 491-0628.

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December Dance Concert, through Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, FMI 725-3375.

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DOG TRAINING, FALMOUTH Sign up your puppy or dog for obedience classes with 3 of Maine’s best dog trainers at PoeticGold Farm. We offer everything from STAR Puppy to Agility, from Family Dog basics to Rally O and Canine Good Citizen. 899-1185


Phone Miriam at

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DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395.

Dog Walking Paul Carroll

Dog Walking/Cat Care, Feeding

Cumberland North Yarmouth Cell 400-6465 20 plus years experience

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The Brown Dog Inn Boarding, Daycare & Spa

“Dogs of all colors welcome!” RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

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ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR OLD THINGS Glass-China-Jewelry-Silverware-Old Books-PostcardsButtons-Linens-Quilts-TrunksTools-Toys-Dolls-Fountain Pens-Military-Games-PuzzlesFurniture-Bottles etc. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of trusted customer service. Call 838-0790. ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40 years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 7808283.


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BUSINESS RENTALS PORTLAND - Sweet office space for rent, in-town, spacious, $500/month. Be part of a welcoming community of counselors and therapists. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3 ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Great space for Office or Retail use. Easy access, lots of parking, great visibility.1000 to 3000 SF. Join other happy tenants. 8466380.

CHILD CARE SHINING STAR CDC is expanding! New enrollment has started, for Jan 2012. 6 weeks to Pre-K. Call 772-7111. Schedule a tour! 60 Darling Ave, So. Portland, ME. 04106 WOODSIDE Neighborhood CHILD CARE. Licensed Family Child Care home in Topsham. Experienced, Certified, Montessori Teacher. Call Amy 831-9120.


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You won’t find any faux fur slippers, hot pink Barbies, or battery operated screwdrivers. Instead, you will step back in time and discover handspun and dyed yarn from our own animals, fresh wreaths made from Bessie’s woods, homemade desserts, and lots of unique and functional gifts handcrafted by very local people. Come join us for an authentic Maine Christmas!

Holiday Sale: Sat and Sun Nov 26 and 27 9-4 We’re open Tues- Sat 9-4 thru December 22 33 Litchfield Rd. Freeport 865-9840


ARE YOU TIRED OF HAVING your house clean superficially. Reina does the old fashioned way meticulously. Weekly, Monthly or One time cleaning. 12 years experience. Excellent references. 831-2549 or 8542630. LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to clean your house the way you would want it cleaned? Look no further! Call me today, for a free estimate. I have great references. Rhea 939-4278

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PURRRS PETSITTING for cats and dogs in Freeport & Yarmouth area. Experienced, refs available. 838-9317 or

Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. 38 years experience. Damaged vehicles wanted. 878-3705.

BOOKS WANTED FAIR PRICES PAID Also Buying Antiques, Art Of All Kinds, and Collectables. G.L.Smith Books - Collectables 97 Ocean St., South Portland. 799-7060.


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J CREW Freeport- Part Time Seasonal Sales Want to love your job? If you’re friendly, smart and creative, you might be a perfect fit for J Crew. An icon of style, J Crew is known worldwide for its sophisticated, fun clothing and accessories to live, work, play and even get married in. Please apply in person to Freeport J Crew, 9 Bow Street, Freeport, ME 04032. We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.




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Maine Clammers Association-Hosts a Steamed Clam Supper, Saturday, December 3, 2011. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive. For some, the true spirit of the holidays is being with loved ones and sharing with others who are less fortunate. For others, it’s about having gifts for children under the tree on Christmas morning. Whatever Christmas means to you, we hope that you consider making a contribution to the 2011 MCA Santa Fund. Your generosity allows the MCA to reach out to coastal children, families and elders, many who fall through the cracks of traditional safety networks. Your support also allows the MCA to continue building broad-based community support needed to achieve our mission of protecting Maine’s coastal waters and estuaries. Please join us to eat some clams and bring a new unwrapped toy to help support the MCA’s efforts to help needy families during the holiday season. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids 12-5 years old, and free for kids under 5. For tickets please call The Fluff (Adam Morse) at 615-5640 or e-mail: Even if you are unable to attend the supper, please consider making a financial contribution. Checks may be made out the MCA-Santa Fund and mailed to MCA, P.O. Box 26, Freeport, Maine 04032. You may also drop your contribution off at the Freeport Masonic Lodge on December 3rd between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. As always, your contributions are greatly appreciated. The MCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please share this invitation with family and friends!


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Harbormaster / Shellfish Warden The Town of Chebeague Island is seeking qualified applicants to fill the combined position of Harbormaster and Shellfish Warden. This is a responsible permanent part-time position with the possibility of full-time work and is responsible for balancing conservation and law enforcement elements in a complex waterfront environment. Previous Harbormaster or Shellfish Warden experience preferred. Application materials are due Dec. 2nd and may be obtained by contacting the Town Office at 846-3148 or the Town Administrator at

Everyone Needs Someone We need your help to make a difference in the lives of older adults in Cumberland County. We are looking for proactive, flexible people, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a “difference maker” call today to inquire about joining our team of non-medical in home CAREGivers. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. Currently we have a high need for awake overnights and weekends.

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Freelance Writer and Photographer Rangeley Region

Would you like to try your hand at community news writing? The Sun Media Group is looking for an energetic freelance correspondent to help us cover the Rangeley Lakes Region.


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GEORGE FILES IS BACK! Looking for work, House painting, Carpentry, Decks, Drywall, Kitchens, Tile, Interior Painting. Most anything. Great references. Quality workmanship only. 207-415-7321.

LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1 on 1 interaction.


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MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at To schedule your next move, call 775-2581. SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : VISA/MasterCard accepted!

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We are looking for somebody who is interested in covering town government related meetings as well as meetings of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School District, RSU 78.

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MOVING A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.

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Callaghan from page 17 don’t overlap in a way that merits the policy limit. The City Council must approve the sum of the School Department’s budget, but has no authority over line items. Aside from that, the School Board is legally independent of the city, Lourie said. “It’s a nexus issue, about whether there’s any reasonable relationship between (Callaghan) running for the School Board and her position with the city,” the

attorney said. “There isn’t any relationship between the two. And if there were a relationship, this thing is not narrowly tailored to address that issue.” As far as the city is concerned, its personnel policy doesn’t reinvent the wheel. Gailey said other municipalities in the area have similar policies. He cited the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits executive branch employees from certain kinds of political activity, and said there are many situations in which Callaghan or other city employees may blur the line between the work of the



city and the work of their office. “(Callaghan) has interactions almost every moment at the library with the public,” Gailey said. “They know she’s a School Board member. So where is the line drawn between her School Board work and her daily work for the city?” Zachary Heiden, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Maine, said that it may not be enough to show that other cities have similar policies. “The fact that a policy is widespread does not insulate it from constitutional

scrutiny,” he said. “Speech and political participation are at the core of the First Amendment’s protections. ... The presumption is that restrictions on core First Amendment activities are unlawful unless the government entity can justify them.”

Lourie has a motion for summary judgment pending before Justice Thomas Warren. Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.




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NORTH DEERING- Immaculate 2 bedroom Cape on a quiet dead end street. Newly painted throughout, updated kitchen with new bamboo floor, stove, refrigerator and microwave, updated tiled bath with radiant heat, open concept on first floor, two bedrooms and walk-in closet on second floor. Full basement with washer and dryer, workshop area. One car garage with storage building attached. Three season enclosed porch overlooks a gorgeous and private yard with new patio, flower beds, mature trees and lots of lilacs. $1500 plus utilities per month. Available January 1st. Call 831-4135 for viewing.


207-774-3337 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

SPEND THE WINTER ON VACATION!!! Furnished 1 room, 1 person studios with kitchenettes, private bath, screen porch, great views, cable, wifi, heat & elec. included. $595.00. Shared bath studio-$425.00. Cottages (2 persons) $865.00 plus heat. All units rent through May. Call 892-2698. SUGARLOAF TRAILSIDE SEASONAL RENTAL One bedroom, ski condo in Snowbrook Village Complex, with use of indoor pool facilities on Snubber Trail. Asking $8,750.00 Halftime $5,000.00 Call 207-772-3243. FALMOUTH- NEWLY RENOvated quaint cottage w/ lake rights. New wood floors. 2 bedrooms plus bonus room. Large deck, very private. Available year round. N/S. $1400 per month plus. Call 207-899-7641. CUMBERLAND- ROOM FOR RENT. Use of kitchen & W/D. Utilities included. $450/month. First month in advance. Available anytime. References. Call cell: 671-4647. SOUTH PORTLAND- ROOM for rent. Sawyer Street. Kitchen privileges, own bath. $115 per week plus security. Call between noon & 9 pm. 2336056.

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RENTALS 2 BEDROOM Waterfront Home $825/mo in Sabattus. Private. Close to Lewiston or Auburn, easy commute to Portland or Augusta. Will consider Lease to Own. Brian at 576-8891 Yarmouth House for rent West Elm Street. 2 bedroom, no smoking, pets negotiable. $1100 per month plus heat and utilities, one year lease. 7814282. YARMOUTH- RIVERBEND 3 BR condo, newly renovated, W/D, deck, garage, storage, private on river. $1250 plus utilities. 01/01/12. Call 415-3829. GRAY- CABIN FOR rent. Furnished. No pets. All utilities, cable, wireless internet. 6574844. RENT TO OWN Homes available in this area. Credit problems ok call Bryan 577-3476


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What’s our criteria as to who to approve and who not to approve going forward?” she said. “I just want to be sure the council is putting forth a consistent face here.” Lennon agreed it would be helpful to determine exactly how requests will be handled in the future, “on a broad base way instead of case by case.” When the master plan is finalized and presented to the council, Nickerson said the commission will develop criteria for using a designated event space and creating a business plan for allowable receptions, including use of alcohol. “This sort of preempts the master plan and business plan, but is a way to generate $3,600 in the fort next September,” he said. “We are just trying to seize opportunities as they seem to be appropriate and come forward.” Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.


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He said the Maine State Troopers Association event is “step A” and the commission will see how the alcohol policy evolves. Town Manager Mike McGovern said the alcohol provision for groups is a pilot program in experimental stages and different from normal reservations for the park. He emphasized that alcohol will only be permitted via a group-use request and with approval from the Town Council. But Councilors Sara Lennon and Caitlin Jordan said they could see how the requests for events and receptions could appear to be arbitrary. Jordan said the council denied a request for use in the park a few months ago because the details had not been worked out, but the request from the troopers association was favorably received, even though the details have not been completed. “You are asking us to approve the consumption of alcohol, but we haven’t laid 5 a criteria for who will be approved. out

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As the tree was lifted from the stump, she joked, “I changed my mind.” Crews lowered the bottom of the tree near the cabin of the tractor trailer truck, which slowly drove forward, causing the tree to gently lay down. As crews prepared the tree for its journey to Monument Square via Evans Street, Broadway, the Casco Bay Bridge, Commercial Street, Franklin Street and Congress Street, Huff was busy making a to-do list for her yard. She said she plans to build a fence to mask a now-exposed shed. She must also replant her front flower garden, which by necessity was filled with shade plants, but will now receive more light. She was also confident that the blue jays and cardinals that once called the tree home would nest in another nearby spruce. The Huffs plan to attend the Nov. 25 tree lighting in Portland. “I’ve only been once in my life,” she said. “This will be fun to do.” Tarling said after the holidays, the tree will be sawed into pieces and turned into mulch that will be used in Portland’s flower gardens. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @randybillings

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from page 6 reports of oil spills every year, and about one per day involve residential heating oil tanks. DEP spends about $2 million per year on oil cleanup, the release said. The DEP hired K&J Heating of Gray for the tank replacements, which will begin Nov. 28. The agency is also

paying for new tanks at private homes in Bethel, which are already being installed. The purchase and installation of the tanks, which runs about $3,000 each, are paid for by the state’s Groundwater Oil Cleanup Fund, a multimillion-dollar account bankrolled by a surcharge on fuel oil sales.

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