www.theforecaster.net December 21, 2012
Vol. 11, No. 51
News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth
Bad behavior: Workplace settlements cost Maine $1.9M By John Christie, Matt Drange and Naomi Schalit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
HALLOWELL — One corrections officer spread a false rumor that the new female officer at the state prison in South Windham
was a stripper. Another one called her “Genitalia,” instead of her real name, which also began with a “G.” She was asked by a colleague if he could measure her buttocks. When she said no,
he did it anyway. She was asked about her favorite sexual positions and to describe her breasts. When her complaints were not taken seriously, she quit her job and filed sexual harassment and retaliation complaints
against the Department of Corrections with the Maine Human Rights Commission, detailing her claims in a sworn statement. The state settled the case. Cost to taxpaySee page 4
Winter moth invasion spreads to Cape Elizabeth
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Wentworth Intermediate School food service staffer Joanne Mills, left, and Scarborough School Nutrition Program Director Judith Campbell prepare to pack boxes and backpacks with donated food to help student families eat during the holiday vacation. Food is distributed before school vacation breaks and sometimes on weekends to families in need.
Evolving need fuels food donation program By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — About five years ago, School Nutrition Program Director Judith Campbell said at least one school administrator doubted there was a need for a food-distribution program Campbell wanted to establish. This week, at least 32 families
with 60 children will receive backpacks and boxes of nonperishable food items as part of the Scarborough School Nutrition Backpack Program that Campbell and members of Scarboroughbased Project GRACE eventually set up and funded. On Monday morning, a storage
room at Wentworth Intermediate School was stuffed with cans of soup, fruits and vegetables; boxes of cereal and pasta; and a bin of backpacks and reusable grocery bags. “Our girls know who needs See page 18
By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — A new finding of winter moths here means the invasive species has spread from two Maine towns to three. Warmer winters are blamed for the spread of the environmental pest, which feeds on hardwood trees. Although people have spotted winter moths in other coastal communities in Maine, from Rockland to Kittery, only Harpswell and Vinalhaven have seen significant populations before this year’s explosion of moths in Cape Elizabeth, state entomologist Charlene Donahue said. “Cape Elizabeth is probably about a year behind Harpswell,” Donahue said, where the moths showed up in 2011. The species, Operophtera brumata, has been a major problem in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for several years, but wasn’t identified in Maine until 2005 and is a “coastal phenomenon,” she said.
The invasive winter moth caterpillar was discovered in Harpswell in late May, and has now been identified in Cape Elizabeth. Scientists say the species, which was likely brought to Maine on a landscaping plant, is a threat to hardwoods, apples trees and blueberry bushes.
“Back in 2005 and 2006, we did a survey with the male moths and picked up moths in York County and had a couple of isolated cases on some eastern peninsulas,” Donahue said. “We didn’t see any again until fall of 2011 in Harpswell and Vinalhaven. They exploded along the coast this fall.” Although the moths are visible See page 18
Nancy Marshall of Cape Elizabeth, giving lasting gifts
DiAnE HuDSOn / FOR THE FORECASTER
By David Treadwell CAPE ELIZABETH — Shortly after Nancy Marshall was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer in 1997, her oncologist told her, “There will come a time when you will serve as an example to other people who are struggling with cancer.” His words proved most prophetic. But first a little background on Marshall,
Unsung Heroes One in a series of profiles by Brunswick writer David Treadwell about people who quietly contribute to the quality of life in greater Portland. Do you know an Unsung Hero? Tell us: email@example.com
who will more likely be remembered, decades from now, as the world’s leading expert on Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” – popularly known as “The
Night Before Christmas” – than as a lung cancer survivor and support group mainstay. Marshall, whose career in library science culminated in the position of dean of university libraries at the College of William and Mary, had always been fascinated with the “Night Before Christmas.” See page 21
Index Arts Calendar ................20 Classifieds .....................22 Community Calendar.....20 Obituaries ......................10
INSIDE Opinion ............................6 Out & About ...................19 People & Business ........ 11
Police Beat ......................8 Real Estate ....................28 Sports ............................13
Winter Sports Preview
The second installment in a two-part series on school sports Page 13
Scarborough council OKs deal for recreation land Page 2
City opens window of opportunity for parking scofflaws Page 3
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Scarborough council OKs deal for recreation land
By David Harry SCARBOROUGH — A short agenda led to a brief Town Council meeting Wednesday night at Town Hall, but resulted in the likely acquisition of a new town recreation area off Payne Road. The council authorized Town Manager Tom Hall to sign a memorandum of understanding with officers of the Scarborough Land Trust that will eventually convey six acres of land to the town from a larger trust purchase. The trust is expected to close this week on the deal to buy a 157-acre parcel known as Warren Woods. The land is tucked into an area bounded by Payne, Mussey and Gorham roads. The $285,000 puchase is mostly funded with $229,000 from the town land acquisition reserve fund. A total of about $365,000 was needed to cover the acquisition and stewardship costs. With Councilor Jessica Holbrook absent, councilors unanimously approved authorizing Hall to sign the agreement, although Hall said there are no imminent plans to construct athletic fields on the six acres. “There are no definite plans, but this is the time to pursue the option,” Hall said. Councilor Ed Blaise initially questioned continued page 27 Come join us for Christmas Eve
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City opens window of opportunity for parking scofflaws By David Harry SOUTH PORTLAND — “Pay ‘em if you’ve got ‘em” was the message from city councilors Monday when they unanimously approved a modified amnesty program for unpaid parking tickets. From Dec. 26 through Feb. 28, 2013, city residents with outstanding parking tickets dating to 2009 will be allowed to pay the court waiver fees without also paying late fees. The catch is that residents with unpaid parking tickets will not be able to register their vehicles until the fees are paid. The waiver fees range from $15 for parking in a bus stop to $100 for parking in a handicapped space without a permit. “It is a nice olive branch,” Councilor Patti Smith said about the program. City Manager Jim Gailey was uncertain how many unpaid tickets there are. “It’s in the hundreds,” he said. The amnesty program is written into the ordinance governing parking rules, but Gailey said there are no plans to make it an annual occurrence. In other business, bids for repair work at the Bug Light Park boat launch and for two new school buses were approved, and some proceeds of a property sale were allocated to the purchase of acreage on Highland
Avenue adjacent to the city transfer station. In what Tom Meyers, the transportation and waterfront director, said hopes will be the last phase of repairs to the public boat launch at Bug Light Park, councilors approved a bid of almost $54,000 by Freeportbased CPM Constructors to rebuild the ramp in time for the next boating season. The work is funded in part through grants from the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The DOT grant helps fund the construction, while the conservation grant provides construction materials. Meyers said the boat launch area has been rebuilt over the last five years, and he expects the current floats will be sold while other materials can be reused by the city Public Works Department. By ordinance, a council vote is required on bus purchases, and councilors approved two bids of almost $89,000 and $85,000 from W.C. Cressey & Son of Kennebunk for one 66-seat full-sized bus equipped with a chair lift, and a standard full-sized bus to accommodate 77 riders. Cressey sells Thomas Built Buses and submitted the lowest of three bids for both buses. The initial funding comes from the
South Portland School Department School Bus Reserve Account, with some reimbursement from the Maine Department of Education Essential Programs and Services subsidy coming in fiscal year 2014. School Transportation Director Dan Lamarre said the bus equipped with a lift is an addition to the fleet, while the second bus replaces one taken out of service several years ago. A higher-than-anticipated auction price on a tax-acquired three-family home at 857 Broadway allowed councilors to appropriate almost $94,000 to a new Public Works Facility Reserve Fund. The money is 70 percent of the $134,200 earned by the sale and after settling the property’s delinquent tax bill and auction expenses. The remaining 30 percent of the proceeds will be placed in the city Land Bank Account. After approving the allocation of sale proceeds, councilors also approved appropriating almost $77,000 from the Public Works Facility Reserve Fund to buy an undeveloped two-acre parcel at 955 Highland Avenue. The land, now owned by Douglas Gagne, has about 120 feet of frontage on Highland Avenue, and the city already has an easement allowing vehicles access to the transfer station. Gailey said the most immediate
benefit would be reconstructing the road to the transfer station for improved access for heavier vehicles. The land could also be used as a ball field or sledding hill, especially when an adjacent fill site is capped. “You could start on the top and get a good ripper down that hill,” Gailey said. Monday’s meeting was probably the last for Councilor Tom Coward, who is expected to resign Jan. 1, 2013, to become a Cumberland County commissioner. Coward, who also served a one-year term as mayor through 2010, was elected to second, three-year term in District 1 in 2011. “It seems like the four years have zipped right by,” he said during the councilor comment period that concludes council meetings. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.
Charges still expected in CEHS ‘pot’ cookies episode By Will Graff CAPE ELIZABETH — Police said an investigation into the consumption of marijuana-laced cookies by students at the high school is “pretty much wrapped up.” No criminal charges were announced as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Capt. Brent Sinclair on Wednesday said police were waiting for direction from the Cumberland County district attorney’s office. “We certainly don’t want too much (information) out before we meet with the people that are going to be charged,” Sinclair said. He said charges were expected to be announced Thursday, although he couldn’t say if police expected to issue summonses or make arrests. “It could be that some of the kids don’t get charged,” Sinclair added. He said the Police Department has conducted “a lot” of interviews, using at least three officers.
At least nine Cape Elizabeth High School students are involved in the case, which stems from a Dec. 7 incident at the school, where the students allegedly ate the pot cookies. Eight students were suspended from school for two days, while the student who allegedly supplied the cookies was put on a 10-day suspension and could face expulsion under the school’s drug policy. Expulsion proceedings are handled by the School Board. Sinclair said all of the students police have interviewed are minors and that there is no indication their parents were involved.
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Some of the students allegedly ate the cookies and then attended the day-long TEDxYouth event at the high school, a lecture series holding its first event hosted by high school students in Maine. Some students reportedly became sick after eating the cookies and went to the nurse’s office, where it was discovered they had ingested drugs. In 2010, the high school expelled a student for selling a pot brownie to another student who ended up in a hospital emergency room. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.
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Workplace from page 1 ers: $20,000. A beginning state trooper – a male – was placed under the supervision of a male sergeant, who took him on assignments to secluded locations, rubbed the trooper’s inner thigh and talked about skinny-dipping. The sergeant gave the trooper a rug and told him how good it felt to lay naked on it, according to the trooper’s sworn statement. The trooper got a transfer, but the sergeant called him regularly, making comments about penises and oral sex and suggested they take a naked sauna together. The trooper filed a sexual harassment complaint and the state settled the case out of court. Cost to taxpayers: $50,000. A park manager said she was threatened with losing her job after she refused to move out of her state housing so her boss, the commissioner of conservation, could use it to entertain guests. He denied
the whistleblower and sex discrimination complaint. The state settled out of court for $30,000. A corrections officer was threatened on a website run by anonymous corrections staff after she complained of sexual harassment. Cost to taxpayers: $137,500. Retaliation in the Human Services department, disability discrimination in Public Safety, sex discrimination in Corrections and on and on for a total of 45 such cases settled by the state in the past 10 years. A Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting investigation is the first known full accounting of the extent and cost of employee discrimination cases settled by the state. (It excludes settlements made by the University of Maine System because they are not handled by state government.) By analyzing documents obtained through the Freedom of Access Act from the attorney general’s office, the Maine Human Rights Commission and the state’s internal insurance office, the center has found: • The cost to taxpayers for a range of alleged bad behavior by state employees towards their fellow workers in the past 10 years is almost $1.85 million. • The state has spent about another $500,000 to defend itself in the cases. • Forty-four percent of the cases came from two law enforcement departments – Corrections and Public Safety, home of the Maine State Police. Those 20 settlements cost taxpayers more than $1 million. • The most common charges were sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and retaliation, the latter often in response to filing a previous charge. • Of the 19 state employees who said they experienced sexual harassment or discrimi-
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nation, two-thirds were women. • In all of the settlements, the state admitted no liability.
No tracking by department State law requires that all new employees receive sexual harassment training their first year in the job, according to Assistant Attorney General Susan Herman. Herman said her office does not track the claims to find out where there might be a chronic problem. “We have not analyzed the data by department,” she said. When it comes to punishment for employees found to have harassed a fellow employee, Herman said any action is up to the commissioner of the department involved. Public records do not include any disciplinary action that may have been taken in the 45 cases. David Webbert, an Augusta lawyer (and financial donor to the MCPIR) who specializes in employment cases – including representing state employees – said he doubts training alone would solve the problem. “No amount of civil rights training can overcome discriminatory attitudes at the top of an organization,” Webbert said. But, he added, “The state could greatly reduce lawsuits and money settlements – and improve workplace productivity – by basing the evaluation and promotion of managers in a significant part on their record of promoting civil rights and eliminating harassment and discrimination in the workplace.”
Some details kept secret The settlement agreements – legally binding documents signed by the state and the employee – are often written in a way that prevents full public disclosure. For example, in 34 of the 45 cases, in return for the settlement, employees and the state agreed not to disclose the terms of the agreements. The secrecy goes even further in the 21 cases that have non-disparagement clauses. Typically, they state, “Both parties agree that they will not disparage the other.” That means, for example, the park manager who received the $30,000 was forever barred from speaking badly about her boss, Patrick McGowan, the commissioner of conservation. (McGowan ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010.) And no one in state government can disparage the park employee, either. However, the Human Rights Commission and court files are public documents that often contain some details of the cases, although the attorney general’s office redacts from the commission reports the names of third parties under state confidentiality laws. That means, for example, that the names of supervisors are not public. In 82 percent of the cases, the process began with the employee filing a complaint with the commission. (The others filed civil lawsuits.) The commission, a state agency established in 1971, investigates complaints of discrimination from public and private
employees. “This discrimination costs the state a lot in employee morale, time, and efficiency, and in money towards lawyers’ fees and recovery for the successful employeelitigants,” Amy Sneirson, the commission’s executive director, said in an email to the center. “What the public could take away from this data is that bad behavior at work has a tremendous impact,” she said, “including an impact on the taxpayers who ultimately subsidize settlements by state agencies.” Webbert, the employment attorney, said, “Based on representing many state employees ... I have observed that the worst problems ... are in the law enforcement areas. ... These are the areas that most often have leadership that sends a message to the rest of the organization of hostility or indifference to civil rights requirements, especially equal treatment and respect for women and workers with same-sex sexual orientation.”
Payments from state budget
The settlement payments don’t come from traditional insurance; the state is selfinsured for these cases. That means the cash comes directly from the state budget. Each state agency is assessed an annual amount that goes into the state’s self-insurance budget, which is about $1 million. The departmental assessment is based on the number of employees and the claims history. The Department of Corrections, which runs the state’s prisons, is currently assessed $101,000, 10 percent of the total self-insurance budget, while it only has 6.8 percent of the state’s 18,500 employees. The reason is the disproportionate number of settlements in Corrections. The department’s employee discrimination settlements were one reason the legislature asked its investigative agency to evaluate Corrections in 2009. The Office of Program Evaluation and Accountability report was called “Organizational Culture and Weaknesses in Reporting Avenues Are Likely Inhibiting Reporting and Action on Employee Concerns.” The report said intimidation, retaliation and distrust within Corrections kept a lid on exposing internal problems. Combined, the practices “appear unethical” and “expose the State to unnecessary risks and liabilities.” OPEGA’s study went to the legislature’s Government Oversight Committee, which directed Corrections to develop a “strategic action plan” that addressed the problems. But OPEGA’s executive director, Beth Ashcroft, said from 2010 until this year “it was difficult to tell how much progress was being made and whether it made a difference.” She said when the administration of Gov. Paul LePage took over in 2011, “We learned that wasn’t a whole lot of progress that had been made. The new administration took it on, and they’ve updated the action plan and reported to the Government Overcontinued next page ®
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From the case files
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Recent progress According to two long-time state Human Resources officials, in the past two years there has been a push in state government to deal more effectively with discrimination and harassment. Laurel Shippee, coordinator of the Equal Employment Opportunity office, said the attorney general’s office has added a trainer, and ensured that a legal expert conducts all of the training in harassment and equal opportunity. She said the change was at least partially a reaction to the costly settlements. She also praised a new attitude in Public Safety, which she traced to a new head of the state police, Col. Robert Williams. Joyce Oreskovich, human resources director for the state, said “(Williams) is much more interested in fairness and equity” than previous management. Oreskovich and Shippee trace the changes to a meeting with LePage early in his tenure. They told him their priority was fixing the problems that discouraged women from applying for state law-enforcement jobs. Oreskovich said LePage “just looked at me and said, ‘Do it.’ ” The two women said there’s been a shift in Corrections, also, under Commissioner Joseph Ponte, who took the job in early 2011. “Very early on, Commissioner Ponte began talking about changing the culture in Corrections,” Shippee said. “I am definitely seeing an interest in swift and firm discipline that they’re not wavering on. That is one of the best ways to get across that we’re taking this seriously, if people are held accountable for these behaviors.”
‘They use a lot of retaliation’ One of the incidents that let to the OPEGA study was the 2008 case of Pamela Sampson, a corrections officer at the state prison in Warren. In her lawsuit against the state, she said she was sexually harassed by a sergeant who was later fired for sexually harassing another officer. When she complained to management, she said they retaliated by investigating her on charges of sexually molesting inmates. She was later cleared, but she ultimately left the state job because of the stress and concern for her safety. The state denied she was sexually harassed and that the sergeant was dismissed for harassment, but admits the charges against her “were not substantiated.” The state settled her claim in 2007 for $66,000. Only six of the 45 claims were settled for a higher amount. Although Sampson’s settlement has a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause, she was willing to be interviewed. “If you speak about anything against these guys (in Corrections), it’s not good,” she said. “They use a lot of retaliation. That’s why everything was thrown out in my case: They tried to create a false investigation against me.” Sampson now lives in Bangor and is looking for a job in security. “I wanted to continue working at my job, and I miss it very much,” Sampson said. “It’s just really hard right now.” The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service based in Hallowell. Contact MCPIR at email@example.com or on the Web at pinetreewatchdog.org.
Examples of discrimination charges from court documents and complaints filed with the Maine Human Rights Commission:
An alleged bad back Charles Graten was a customer service representative in the secretary of state’s Division of Motor Vehicles who said the office was not making accommodations for his disability. He cited neck, back and leg pain due to his work station. Records show the state made numerous attempts to modify the work station for Graten, who they noted weighed 320 pounds. He took a leave of absence; when it was over, the department told him to return to work or provide a doc-
tor’s note. When that was not provided, he was dismissed. A commission investigator concluded that Graten’s physical problems did not constitute a legal disability. His supervisors, according to the report, responded promptly at times, other times were “genuinely confused” by the situation and the doctors involved “presented starkly contrasting opinions.” In the end, the commission found no basis that Graten was illegally discriminated against. Nevertheless, the state settled the case for $9,000.
Toxic demotion Andrea Lani worked in the state De-
partment of Environmental Regulation, running the program that educates the public about toxic chemicals. According to her retaliation lawsuit against the state, in 2011 she was demoted by top appointees of Gov. Paul LePage because she testified against a bill supported by the administration. Lani believed the bill would weaken the Kid-Safe Product Act. Lani, who said she took a vacation day to testify, said state law prohibits taking action against an employee based on testifying before a legislative committee. EPA Commissioner Patrica Aho orcontinued page 28
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‘... Don’t worry, it’ll change’ “If you’re in a bad situation,” someone once said, “don’t worry, it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry, it’ll change.” That sense of constant change sums up the past year at The Forecaster, where Editor’s we’ve welcomed several new staffers – William Hall, Will Graff, Marena Blanchard and Dylan Martin – to replace colleagues who moved on to other opportunities. We also introduced a vibrant, new website that allows our readers to more easily select the local news you find most important (and to read those stories a day or more before our print editions are available). Mo Mehlsak And we launched a collaboration with the Bangor Daily News that, in combination with our blood-line connection to the Sun Journal in Lewiston and our continuing affiliation with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, provides a range of news, features and analysis that’s rare among weekly community newspapers. The changes don’t stop there. We’re spicing up the content of our Opinion pages with the addition of two local columnists we’re confident will engage your hearts and minds. Abby Diaz is a Falmouth native, wife, mother and blogger. I think you’ll appreciate her wit, humor and
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warmth. To whet your appetite, here is how Abby describes herself: “I began reading The Forecaster right after I realized that it could tell me which of my classmates was arrested over the weekend. After leaving the area for higher education/lower professionalism, I have returned with a husband and two children in tow. Now I read The Forecaster to figure out (a) what happens in Cumberland County between weekends; and (b) what I should do on the weekends. Also, what size font my daughter’s honor roll announcement will be in. (She’s 4. I like to plan ahead.) “... I am a (relatively) young mother of two who is married to a Puerto Rican with a penchant for proving his Mainer-ness. I work outside the home, but I make observations inside and outside of it. A good chunk of those observations relate to our young family’s attempt to live ‘The Way Life Should Be.’ ... My writing tends towards the humorous. Some would say snarky. I would say delightful.” So would I, and I think you will, too. Orlando DeLogu is our other new columnist. He is probably familiar to many residents of Portland – where most recently he regularly appeared on the pages of The West End News – and to members of the legal profession; Orlando is emeritus professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he has taught since 1966. Among other things, Orlando has been a Portland city councilor; was an organizer of the successful Working Waterfront initiative; has been a consultant on landuse planning, the environment and natural resources to several Maine governors, towns and the Legislature; is a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine – well, you get the picture. He knows his stuff,
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and isn’t bashful about sharing his ideas. As you might guess, Orlando’s column will concentrate on Maine public policy, where it works, where it doesn’t, and how to fix it. Both columnists will debut in January. So, what hasn’t changed? Among other things, our commitment to providing every opportunity for readers to express themselves. On our website, we still offer unlimited, unmoderated commenting that relies on the participants to police themselves and maintain civil, if often heated, discussions. We keep our hands off, unless we learn about a comment that crosses the line. Despite all the hair-pulling that takes place at many daily newspapers over out-of-bounds comments on their sites, we’ve found that our online posters generally know how to engage in debate without stooping to insults and vulgarity; for that, we thank you. At the same time, in our four weekly print editions, we continue to publish every letter that meets our space and content guidelines. This year, we published letters from nearly 530 readers who were willing to put their names on the line to make a point. In keeping with the tradition we started a couple years ago, those writers are listed here. I thank them for sharing their opinions, and for participating in what we do. I also thank you for reading, and I wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year, marked by only the best of changes.
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December 21, 2012
Have yourself a cool Christmas South Portland doesn’t need new garage Is the South Portland fire chief kidding? “It’s their turn,” Fire Chief Kevin Guimond was quoted recently, referring to his view that the publicworks department deserves a new $20 million garage. Their turn? Folks, this is not a game show. Publicworks staffers, for all the superb work they do in this city, are not in line to win a prize. Their turn? This is not “The Price Is Right,” where contestants line up to win prizes. No, the people whose turn it is are the taxpayers. There is no need to spend $20 million for a building with its purpose being to put trucks under cover. The city manager keeps saying trucks left outside rust quicker. For this we need to spend $20 million? In truth, vehicles don’t rust when left outside. They rust when the wet metal frame dries – and that oxidation process is hastened if you put wet vehicles in a covered, heated space. This idea that public works needs a new garage is a ruse. Ted Cohen South Portland
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The Christmas gifts of my childhood in the 1950s are lost memories, but I vividly recall the Christmas gifts of my adolescence in the early 1960s because they were invariably the things every teen and pre-teen needed to be cool. Just how coolness managed to be communicated to the youth of mill-town Westbrook remains a The Universal total mystery to me, but the cool kids in school got the message and word spread instantly from downtown to Frenchtown, from Scotch Hill to Deer Hill and from Cumberland Mills to Prides Corner. Since whatever was hot could usually be purchased at the Men’s Shop or Day’s Jewelry Store, I suspect those Main Street merchants Edgar Allen Beem had something to do with manufacturing fads. Sometime around seventh or eighth grade, for example, every boy in town had to have a black onyx ring. I don’t know whether it was a status thing, a style thing or just Day’s trying to get rid of inventory, but that was the must-have gift. Another year it was an I.D. bracelet. Every guy in town had a cheap little chain dangling from his skinny wrist. Since there were no personal electronics to speak of back then, unless you count transistor radios, most of the trendy gifts were articles of clothing. One year, bleeding Madras shirts would top the list, then CPO jackets (either navy blue or maroon), pea coats, and Pendleton jackets. Since my grandfather was the only person I knew who wore a wool plaid Pendleton jacket, I was never sure how something so traditional could be so cool in school. I don’t think the concept of “retro” had even been conceived yet. In terms of footwear, we cycled through saddle shoes (cream and brown, then black and white), desert boots and penny loafers – Bass Weejuns with real pennies in them. Never, however, did we ever wear Sebago Mocs, which were made right there in town. These days, I tend to wear moccasins year-round. Must be a nostalgia thing. Shirts, jackets and shoes came and went, but I can’t
recall anyone wearing anything other than white Levis, as blue jeans were strictly verboten by the high school dress code. Girls could not wear slacks at all, let alone jeans, but they could and did wear scandalously short miniskirts. I have no idea how girls managed minis. It must have been like walking around without pants on and trying to keep yourself covered with your shirttails. I can’t imagine what they (or their mothers) were thinking, but I do know exactly what we boys were thinking. Thank you. Youth, I seem to recall, was a time of contradictions, simultaneous rebellion and conformity. So there we all were, a pack of mill-town boys dressed more or less alike – Madras shirts, CPO jackets, white Levis, saddle shoes – smelling strongly of English Leather or Jade East (perennial Christmas favorites), and feeling very hip. Of course, no one ever explained to us in the 1960s that we were just late adopters of the fads of the 1950s. The 1960s didn’t reach Maine until the 1970s. Looking good and smelling better, we all ended up at the same place the day after Christmas – Barry’s Billiards, a subterranean pool hall down by the river beneath the Bridge Street bridge. Every red-blooded male between the ages of 15 and 21 hung out at Barry’s, as well as a few mill workers and hustlers of indeterminate age and intent. “The Hustler,” starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, was the big hit of 1961 and it had a profound and lasting impact on homo westbrookensis. The height of cool in pre-Vietnam Westbrook was to own your own plywood pool table with automatic ball return. Cooler still was to possess your own two-piece pool cue. The year you got your own pool table was the best Christmas ever. No matter that the green felt top would pock and warp into a putting green within a year or so, you could work on your break, your banks, your English, your touch, then show up at Barry’s and run the table. No kid I grew up with ever aspired to being a rock star. We all wanted to be Fast Eddie Felson. The best Christmas presents are the stuff dreams are made of. Merry Christmas, 1963. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/145723
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Summonses 12/11, no time reported. A 16-year-old female was issued a summons at a Cape Elizabeth residence by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of assault. 12/12 at 9:18 a.m. Edward Williams, 50, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Spurwink Avenue by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of operating without a license. 12/12 at 7:16 p.m. Lauren Ginn, 51, of Portland, was issued a summons on Shore Road by Officer David Galvan on a charge of driving an uninspected motor vehicle. 12/13 at 2:36 p.m. Darren Bacon, 18, of Portsmouth, N.H., was issued a summons on Scott Dyer Road by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of possession of marijuana. 12/13 at 2:36 p.m. Austin Finn, 18, of Salem, N.H., was issued a summons on Scott Dyer Road by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of possession of marijuana. 12/14 at 12:36 a.m. Samuel Perkins, 23, of Thomaston, was issued a summons on Route 77 by Sgt. Kevin Kennedy on a charge of failure to produce insurance. 12/15 at 1:55 p.m. Joel Shroder, 48, of Cape Elizabeth, was issued a summons on Route 77 by Officer Jeffrey Gaudette on a charge of driving an uninspected motor vehicle.
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South portland arrests 12/7 at 1:01 a.m. Jesse M. Robbins, 24, of Scarborough, was arrested on I-295 by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 30 mph. 12/7 at 2:45 a.m. Michael J. Hoffman, 22, of South Portland, was arrested on Devereaux Circle by Officer Chris Gosling on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. 12/8 at 12:25 a.m. Christopher S. Potter, 37, of Windham, was arrested on East MacArthur Circle by Officer Kevin Theriault on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. 12/9 at 3:18 a.m. Kirsten A. Bakke, 21, of South Portland, was arrested on Bonnybriar Road by Officer Alfred Giusto on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/9 at 6:03 a.m. Timothy M. Estes, 30, of Arundel, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Alfred Giusto on a charge of operating
under the influence. 12/9 at 6:14 p.m. Allison K. Turner, 26, of South Portland, was arrested on Southwell Avenue by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of domestic violence assault. 12/9 at 8:57 p.m. Caleb Phinney, 21, of South Portland, was arrested on Townhouse Drive by Officer Jeff Levesque on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 12/10 at 2:44 a.m. Theodore K. Rice, of Lake Worth, Fla., was arrested on Lighthouse Circle by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/10 at 9:08 p.m. Danielle R. Brown, 20, of Gray was arrested on Main Street by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 12/12 at 12:42 a.m. Justin T. Ouellette, 24, of Portland was arrested on Broadway by Officer Erin Curry on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/12 at 5:47 p.m. Stephen Williams, 19, of Scarborough, was arrested on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Benjamin Macisso on a charge of indecent conduct. 12/13 at 5:27 a.m. Brenton Whitten, 19, of South Portland, was arrested on Stone Drive by Officer Jeff Warren on charges of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief. 12/13 at 6 p.m. Luis Arestigueta, 45, of Westbrook, was arrested on Running Hill Road by Officer Andrew Nelson on a charge of theft by deception. 12/13 at 6:44 p.m. Diane V. Houle, 63, of Bath, was arrested on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Benjamin Macisso on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/13 at 7:46 p.m. Jason R. Scott, 40, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested in Willard Square by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of operating with a suspended or revoked license. 12/14 at 1:18 a.m. Matthew W. Carle, 34, of Biddeford was arrested on Derby Road by Officer Kevin Gerrish on a charge of operating under the influence.
Summonses 12/9 at 10:34 a.m. Alexa Rivers, 18, of Durham, was issued a summons on Fort Road by Officer Alfred Giusto on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol. 12/10 at 9:47 p.m. A 17-year-old male, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of operating without a license. 12/11 at 8:06 a.m. Derek Walker, 41, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Rocco Navarro on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 12/12 at 5:59 p.m. David E. LeClaire, 20, of Windham, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. 12/14 at 4:59 p.m. Joey R. Labrecque, 47, of Portland, was issued a summons on Ocean Street by Officer Robert Libby on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.
Fire calls 12/10 at 12:21 a.m. Smoke odor investigation on Maine Mall Road. 12/10 at 2:59 p.m. Accidental smoke detector activation, no fire, on Lincoln Street. 12/10 at 5:04 p.m. Accident with injuries on Broadway. 12/11 at 7:48 a.m. Accidental smoke detector activation, no fire, on Lincoln Street. 12/11 at 9:52 a.m. Accidental smoke detector activation, no fire, on Westbrook Street. 12/11 at 3:31 p.m. Accident, no injuries on Maine Mall Road. 12/12 at 8:10 a.m. Hazardous materials release investigation, no release, on Gannett Drive. 12/12 at 10:38 a.m. Building fire on Anthoine Street. 12/12 at 1:28 p.m. Unintentional alarm transmission on Ocean Street. 12/12 at 5:28 p.m. Gas odor investigation on Ocean Street. continued next page
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Scarborough arrests 12/10 at 6:16 p.m. Sylvia A. King, 20, of Chestnut Street, Portland, was arrested on Lilac Lane by Officer Donald Laflin on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 12/11 at 3:45 p.m. Heidi M. Badger, 30, of High Street, Bath, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Brian Nappi on outstanding local warrants for failure to pay fines. 12/11 at 5:18 p.m. Harry M. Ross Jr., 48, of Sawyer Street, South Portland, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Ian Theriault on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 12/12 at 10:14 p.m. Mary Dimatteo, 55, of Berry Lane, was arrested at Holmes and Beech Ridge roads by Officer Donald Laflin on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/14 at 1:52 a.m. James D. Wright, 22, of Foxwell Drive, was arrested at Black Point Road and Highland Avenue by Officer Timothy Dalton on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/15 at 6:21 a.m. Gary Gowen, 37, of Broadturn Road, was arrested on Broadturn Road by Officer Glenn Tucker on charges of domestic violence assault and refusing to submit to arrest. 12/15 at 3:14 p.m. Cyrita Collins, 29, of Robie Street, Gorham, was arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Brian Nappi on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking 12/16 at 9:30 p.m. James C. Tilley, 21, of B and B Road, Hartland, was arrested on Payne Road by Officer Benjamin Landry on
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SOUTH PORTLAND — Claire Frances Blanchard, 89, of Jordan Avenue, South Portland, died Dec. 17 at a Portland hospital. She was born in East Boston on Aug. 22, 1923, a daughter of George and Margaret M. Kennedy Millington. Blanchard graduated in 1940 from Winthrop High School in Winthrop, Mass. She then worked for an insurance company in Boston, and later accepted a position with New England Telephone Company. Her family moved from Massachusetts to Maine in 1944. On May 16, 1953, she married John M. Blanchard Sr. at Holy Cross Church. Together, they raised a family, and Blanchard also worked as a school traffic crossing guide in South Portland for many years. She enjoyed knitting, and often made mittens for the children she met at her crossing area, near Red’s Tasty Freeze. Blanchard was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross Church. She enjoyed playing golf, and was a member at Willowdale and Poland Springs golf courses. She also bowled in the leagues at the Big 20 in Scarborough. The times spent with her dearest friends, “Philly,” Anita and the James family, were memories she cherished every day of her life. One of her favorite places to be was “at camp” in Bridgton with her family. She reminisced about these experiences often. Her sister, Peg, always held a special place in her heart, and the two enjoyed raising their families together. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 2006; Margaret, their infant daughter; and brothers “Sonny” and Dick Millington. Blanchard is survived by four sons, John M. “Skip” Blanchard Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Harrison, George Blanchard and his wife, Linda, of Gray, James Blanchard and his wife, Jessica, of Gray, and Edward Blanchard and his wife, Susan, of Scarborough; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Blanchard, David Guignard, Troy Guignard, Nicole Blanchard, Erin Blanchard, Andrew Blanchard and Krista Blanchard; and four great-grandchildren, Karah, Isaiah, Micah and Gideon. A brief prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to: Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04101.
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Stepping out to end hunger Brenda Davis, left, presents a contribution on behalf of the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger to Sybil Riemensnider of the South Portland Food Pantry. Davis's visit was part of a tour of 10 Cumberland County communities where a food pantry in each community received a contribution. Davis, one of the state’s leading end hunger advocates, walked throughout the state during November to raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Her footsteps were part of the Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour.
Awards The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine recently awarded the Planetary Chaplain Award to Wabanaki leader Denise Altvater. Altvater has created a web of connection and communication, which she views as essential to improving Wabanaki conditions. Under her 19 years of leadership, the American Friends Service Committee Wabanaki Program has grown to become a vital hub of activity for the rights of all indigenous people. Pat Palmer, the former chairman of the Casco Bay YMCA and now corporate board secretary of the YMCA of Southern Maine, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Cyrus Hagge Building Strong Communities Award. The Maine Grocers Association announced its annual awards at the Maine Food Means Business 2012 Summit recently held at the Samoset Resort. Kim Murphy of the Trenton Marketplace IGA is the 2012 Maine Grocers Association Grocer of the Year. Michaud Distributors is the 2012 Vendor of the Year and Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano of The Gelato Fiasco were named the 2012 Producer of the Year. The Maine Public Health Association recently named Hugh H. Tilson, Sagadahoc County Health Officer, the recipient of the President’s Award. Tilson has served 15
years each in government, academia, and the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Bath Savings Institution recently honored employees for exceptional service and commitment to customer relationships at its annual employee recognition night. Three employees were honored with Exceptional Service Awards: Casey Bedard of online services earned the Internal Customer Service Award for supporting co-workers. Mary Frank of the Freeport branch won the Tellers Exceptional Service Award for providing front line service to the bank’s customers. Amanda Coffin of the Falmouth branch won the Exceptional Customer Service Representative for excelling as a new account staff member. Three Portland businesses were recently recognized by the Portland Development Corporation at its annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality. The award recipients are credited with making significant contributions to Portland’s economic growth as well as increasing the city’s reputation as a hub for cutting edge music, innovative technology and great food. Receiving the 2012 Economic Development Achievement Award is The State Theatre, one of Portland's great historic theatres and top music venues. In the last two years, the Theatre has come back stronger than ever and is having a huge impact on the city’s music scene. Receiving the 2012 Business of the Year Award, EnviroLogix has built on its strong scientific foundation to become an industry leader in the development and
manufacture of immunoassay test kits for every link in the worldwide food production chain, from seed to plant to grain handling and processing. EnviroLogix has a stateof-the-art manufacturing facility in Portland, and employs more than 100 people. Maine’s ability to build its reputation as an ideal location for the bioscience industry is thanks in part to the success of EnviroLogix and its commitment to Portland. The 2012 Small Business of the Year, Rosemont Market and Bakery first opened its doors in 2005 on Brighton Avenue. Since then, owners John Naylor and Scott Ander-
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The Maine Appalachian Trail Club recently announced receiving a $10,000 grant from L.L. Bean, carrying on a three-decade-long tradition. The grant supports MATC's Caretaker and Ridgerunner Education Program at Horns Pond in the Bigelow Mountains, Piazza Rock near the Saddleback Mountain Range, and Gulf Hagas in Central Maine. Working with approximately 8,000 hikers recreating on the Appalachian Trail, MATC caretakers and ridge runners teach Leave-No-Trace ethics and provide a daily presence on trail lands to protect alpine plants, water quality and wildlife habitat, and deter vandalism. Androscoggin Bank has awarded four grants as a part of the Bank’s MainStreet Foundation grant program. The grants awarded total $16,000 and benefit youth in Maine. MainStreet Foundation grants are provided for local organizations that support the projects, programs and initiatives that foster the development of and support the welfare of young people. Grants are typically announced four times a year. So far this year, $38,000 has been awarded. Grants were awarded to the Auburn School Department and Franklin Alternative School, the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, Kids First Center and hear Me now. Kathy Duca, manager of the Cape Elizabeth Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office recently presented Florence House with a donation check. All of the Cape Elizabeth agents participate in the CBRB Cares program. It is the mission of Coldwell Banker Cares to provide help and assistance for those in need, with a focus on providing shelter, particularly to children and families. Lucas Tree Experts, a Maine-based
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New Hires and Promotions Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine recently announced hiring Perri Powell to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the next year. Powell will work in several schools in Cumberland County, serving English language learners through mentoring, school skills support and community engagement. Powell was hired in partnership with the Multilingual Leadership Corps, a program of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. Funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service through the Maine Commission for Community Service. Powell joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff in August. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where she majored in social work. Previously, she worked as a case manager with homeless women, a therapeutic foster parent through Lutheran Community Services, an AmeriCorps/Vista Leader, and as an after-school program director, all in Washington state. At CBRE/The Boulos Company, the following individuals have been promoted to partner in the brokerage and property management divisions: Amy Booth, Paul Ureneck, Rick Donald, Kim Farrar, Jennifer McGowan, Christopher Paszyc, Joseph Porta, and Jessica Estes. The Maine Real Estate Network in Falmouth recently hired sales agents Stephen Lawrence and Sara Trafton and broker, Benita Anderson. Mercy Hospital has announced that Seth D. Blank, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Greater Portland, now leads its new thoracic-only focused surgical specialty practice. Blank will be joined by Joseph Schrader, to address the continuum of in-patient and out-patient care associated with thoracic surgery. Baker Newman Noyes, an accounting and consulting firm, recently announced that the firm’s co-founder, Ellie Baker, was elected managing principal. She is a certified public accountant, and serves in leadership roles for a number of community organizations, including Maine Public Broadcasting Network, the University of Maine Board of Trustees, the Portland Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, and the UMaine School of Law Foundation, among others. Martin’s Point Health Care recently hired William “Ross” Wadland as the newest addition to the internal medicine team at the Portland Health Care Center. Wadland has a specialty in geriatric medicine. He has performed various patient
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The Forecaster’s Winter Sports Preview (Part II) By Michael Hoffer Now, it’s really looking like winter. What better time for our ski preview to appear than after some snow? The following is part two of
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Forecaster Country indoor track and field athletes figure to once again steal headlines this winter. Leading the way, again, will be Scarborough. The Red Storm boys won their second successive Class A state championship a year ago. This season, Scarborough has a lot back, led by pole vault champion senior Alec James, along with junior Austin Doody and seniors Ryan Jamison and Greg Viola, members of a state champion 800 relay. This year’s sprint contingent includes senior Jake Alofs, Doody, Jamison, sophomore Jerry Kenney, Viola and sophomore Colin Jones. As always, Scarborough is strong in the distance events, thanks to junior Matt Aceto, sophomore Jacob Bloom, senior Ben Farino, sophomore Will Fowler, senior Robby Hall, junior Alex Karam, senior Jack Sullivan and freshmen Andrew Scholl and Colin Tardiff. Junior Cameron Langlois, senior Merrick Madden and junior Alex Parechanian are top hurdlers. On the field side, sophomore Mike Granzier and Viola are jumpers to watch. Joining Alec James in the pole vault is sophomore Edward
James. Top throwers include sophomore Hugh McSorley, junior Mike Pino, senior Anthony Verzoni and senior Eric Woodbury. Several SMAA foes hope to go toe-to-toe with the Red Storm in the regular season and others will aim to dethrone Scarborough at states, but if this group stays healthy and develops as hoped, it has a great shot at winning yet another crown. “We return a very experienced team that has won the last two state titles,” said Red Storm coach Derek Veilleux, now in his ninth year. “The team is motivated to compete at a top level. This is their chance to add to the success of the program. The talent and potential are at a high level. If we stay healthy and put in an honest effort each day, we’re excited about how we’ll do. Our goal is to improve each day and compete at the highest level in the championship season.” Scarborough’s girls also won Class A a year ago, for the whopping eighth straight winter. This year, the Red Storm looks to win another title and despite the loss of a lot of points to graduation, can’t be overlooked. Top returners include seniors
Jess Meader and Avery Pietras and junior Morgan Rodway (part of a state champion and recordsetting 800 relay) and junior Marisa Agger, senior Karli-An Gilbert and sophomore Katherine Kirk (part of a runner-up 3,200 relay squad). This year’s sprint contingent features Meader, sophomore Miranda Panico, senior Ali Pelczar, Pietras and Rodway. Distance is in good hands behind Agger, Gilbert, Kirk, senior Meghan Lynch and freshmen Emma Smith and Laura Volan. Sophomore Sarah Rinaldi paces the hurdlers. On the field side, juniors Natalie Foster and Paige Greeley and Rinaldi are top jumpers and senior Stephanie Ostrowski and Pelczar hope to score in the pole vault. If Scarborough develops some throwers, it will cover all the events, a recipe for more greatness. Until someone ends the Red Storm’s reign, it’s the team to beat. “We were perfect last year,” said longtime coach Ron Kelly, now in his 17th season. “We’re rebuilding this year. We have a very young team. Relays, high jump, sprints and the 800 are our continued page 16
Cape Elizabeth junior Deven Roberts, top photo, will be one of the league’s top jumpers this season. Cape Elizabeth junior Hannah Newhall, above, is a standout athlete. She’ll be a factor in several different events this season.
Swimmers, divers ready to test the water, triumph Once again, Forecaster Country will be home to some of the best swimmers and divers in the state. All signs point to both Cape Elizabeth teams enjoying a terrific winter. The boys have a lot of depth. After a third-place state meet finish a year ago, the Capers’ top returner is senior Evan Long, who won the Class A title in the 50 freestyle and placed third in the breaststroke a year ago. He was also part of a state champion 200 free relay team, which also included sophomore Griffin Thoreck. Long will be a threat in just about every event this season. Thoreck will be a top sprint freestylist. Other sprinters include junior Jordan Petersen,
senior Ian Riddell and freshmen Stephen Bennett and Tommy Brett. Seniors Jackson Berman and Jacob Brady (who also swims the individual medley and the butterfly), junior Charlie Emmerson and sophomore Noah Robinson are distance swimmers of note. Petersen also swims the fly. Riddell is a backstroker. Sophomore Reese McFarlane (Cape Elizabeth’s Fall Male Athlete of the Year) will be a factor in the breaststroke. Junior Ethan Duperre is a backstroker to watch. Sophomore Leo Wing swims the fly and the IM. Freshman Alex Mukai will also factor into the mix. The Capers have a strong nucleus which should only get better as the season progresses.
“With the boys’ team, we’re hoping to have another great season, contend for a Southwestern championship and to be among the top three in the state meet,” said seventh-year coach Ben Raymond. “We have a couple very good frontline swimmers backed by very big numbers. We have 36 boys this season and just about all of them can swim. Hopefully, some of the newer swimmers will be able to contribute as we near the end of the season. If they can, we should do pretty well.” The girls were also third at states last season and won the Southwestern meet. Sophomore Hannah Homans (Cape Elizabeth’s reigning Winter Female Ath-
lete of the Year) is a top returner. Homans finished second in the backstroke, fifth in the 500 freestyle and was part of a runner-up medley relay and a member of a third-place 200 free relay. She’ll focus this season on sprint freestyle races and the backstroke. Junior Caroline Herriman also scored in the medley relay. She’ll swim freestyle and breaststroke this season. Seniors Elle Richards (sprint freestyle) and Charlotte Sawyer (IM and breaststroke) provide senior leadership. A solid and diverse junior contingent includes juniors Shannon Howard (sprint freestyle), Katie Schonewolf (IM, fly), Jayne Vaughan (distance freestyle, IM, continued page 15
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Skiers from local schools are hoping for snow and fast times this winter. Cape Elizabeth’s boys finished third in Class B in Alpine, fifth in Nordic and fourth combined last season. While Sam Barber (first in the giant slalom, third in the slalom at last year’s state meet) will be missed by the downhill squad, senior Max Barber (second in the GS, ninth in the slalom) is ready to ascend to the top spot. Junior Curtis Alexander could be one of the top finishers as the season moves along. Freshman R.J. Sarka joins in the fun as well. The Capers will be solid in the regular and postseasons. “The boys’ team lost its top racer when Sam Barber graduated, however, we have added three racers,” said sixth-year coach
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Shawn Guerrette. “We potentially could be stronger than last year. Hopefully we’ll have a top three finish at both the WMC and the state meets.” On the Nordic side, the Capers hope for another top five finish behind returning seniors Sam Barksdale and Nolan Morris and junior Julian Pelzer. New junior Andrew Hollyday and sophomore Andrew Thomas add depth. This group has some daunting league foes, but those races will steel this group for the postseason, where it expects to do very well. Cape Elizabeth’s girls came in fourth in Nordic, but didn’t score in Alpine or combined last season. This year, the Alpine team’s top returner is junior Sara Paclat, who placed 17th in the slalom and 18th in the GS. She’s joined by sophomore Emma Landes, who could post some solid times. Cape Elizabeth should be able to score as a team this year, thanks in part to incoming freshmen Emma Dvorozniak and Sophie Hewitt. Look for this team to be one to watch as the calendar flips. “The girls’ team now has seven racers, so we should be able to field teams at both the WMC and state meet,” Guerrette said. “Hopefully they can get a top three finish at both.” In Nordic, junior Dana Hatton leads the way. She was eighth in the skate and 16th in the classic a year ago. Seniors Allie Briggs and Francesca Governali also scored last winter. They’re joined by new sophomore Amelia Morrissey and freshman Natalie Vaughan to make up a solid core. Senior Christina Kouros is the defending U.S. Cross Country champion in the 5-kilometer adaptive ski race. One of the most inspirational athletes in our midst, she seeks to cap her high school career in style. The Capers should be one of the best teams in the conference and at the Class B state level. “This year we have a very enthusiastic and dedicated team thatis looking forward to a year of good snow and successful racing,” said Stephanie Kramer, an assistant last year, who is filling in as head coach for the time being. “We will be looking to ourcaptains for leadership as we continue to look for a full-time coach.” Scarborough’s program remains small, but is growing. Last year, the Red Storm girls were sixth in Class A in Alpine, while the boys came in 11th. Scarborough didn’t score in Nordic. The boys are paced by Matt McAlary, who came in 39th in the slalom last year. Kevin Drzgra and Jack Goodwin add depth. For the girls, Abigail Mills is a potential standout. She was fourth in the slalom and seventh in the GS. Rori Sutowski is another returner of note. Both Red Storm teams will be among the top in the conference and some individuals will likely be heard from in February. “Last year, the girls won the SMAA championship in both the slalom and GS,” said second-year coach David Mills. “We hope to repeat. The boys placed in the top three. They want to get to the top. We have many new freshmen this year.” South Portland does not have a ski team.
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Swim from page 13 fly) and Sidney Wight (IM, fly, backstroke and freestyle). Sophomores Sierra Bates (distance freestyle, IM, fly), Taylor Herrera (sprint freestyle, backstroke), Sadie Stiles (freestyle, breaststroke) and Arden Wing (freestyle, fly, backstroke, IM) also return. The Capers additionally have a group of newcomers who will help the cause. That list includes junior freestylers Elise Flathers and Molly Thibodeau, sophomores Yodit Hermann (all disciplines), Sarah Loring (all events) and Nikita Wallace (all events) and freshmen Lexi Bakke (distance freestyle), Olivia Hintlian (all events), Mya Hodgon (backstroke), Gabby Lawrence (distance freestyle) and Gabrielle Raymond (freestyle). This team has the balance to go toe-to-toe with the best teams in the the state and be among the very best at the biggest meets. “The girls hope to defend their Southwestern championship and contend once again at the state meet,” said Raymond. “We should have a pretty good chance with some very good frontline swimmers backed by girls in the second tier who gained a ton of experience in big meets last year. Our numbers with the girls’ team should also give us an advantage as we had 51 girls come out, the biggest team I can remember. We have our work cut out for us, but we have some very good athletes who have decided to swim, as well as some freshmen with experience. We have been training very well so far and if that continues, we should compete very well.” Scarborough will also be in the Class A hunt. The boys finished ninth in the state a year ago and opened with a bang, edging defending Class B state champion Greely, 48-46, behind senior Jerry Gravel (who last competed in high school as a freshman), who set a pool and school record in the backstroke. He could produce in virtually any discipline this season and will be among the best swimmers in the state. Senior Tito Alas is the top returner. He was Class A’s fifth-best diver last winter and hopes to move up even further this time around. Senior Paul Babirak (breaststroke), sophomore Nate Howard (freestyle, butterfly), senior Patrick Rogers (breaststroke) and senior Karsten Schelasin (sprint freestyle and breaststroke) also have experience and provide depth for a squad which should be very strong all season long. “With Jerry Gravel back on the team and with other freshmen with potential, I think CLEARANCE SALES
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we’ll have a shot at top three at Southwesterns and top five at states,” said third-year coach Eric French. “It depends on how the freshmen produce.” The girls were 18th a year ago. The Red Storm lost to defending Class B champion Greely, 57-37, in the opener, but should get better as the winter progresses. Senior Mia Ahluwalia (backstroke), junior Aleeza Barkas (distance freestyle) and senior Jess Cote (breaststroke) are the top returners. They’re joined by senior Lucy Iselborn, who swims the 200 free and backstroke and could make a big impact. A lot of of freshmen will have a chance to jump right in and play key roles. Look for Scarborough to improve on last year’s finish. “The girls have some talent,” said French. “We have a lot of new swimmers, but we’ll be in the mix.” South Portland’s boys were 10th last season. The Red Riots graduated top diver Keith Carmichael, as well as 2011-12 Winter Male Athlete of the Year Chad MacWhinnie, but should be strong in the sprints behind senior Colby Brown, junior Colin Harle, senior Tony Roberts and freshman Chris Hau. Sophomore Nick Alvarez swims the butterfly, as does junior Christian Breau, who will also compete in the IM. Look for the Red Riots to be in position to score some points at the big February meets. The girls tied for 19th last season and
three members of a scoring 200 free relay team, seniors Lauren Halvorson, Abby Onos and Emma Trembly, return. Halvorson will be a distance freestyler this year, while Onos will swim both the freestyle races and the IM and Trembly will take part in the sprints. Sophomore Sarah Micucci is another sprinter to watch. Freshman Ally Hobbs joins the team and hopes to make some noise in the backstroke. South Portland should improve steadily as the season progresses and figures to have some individuals turn some heads at Southwesterns and states. “We hope to have both teams score at the state meet,” said eighth-year coach Rob Card.
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from page 13 strong points.” Both South Portland teams are also talented. The boys came in 16th at the Class A state meet a year ago and return state meet scorer junior Ben Michaud, who was part of a third-place 800 relay team. He’ll be a top sprinter along with junior Anthony Tran, new senior Dillon Burns and freshman Michael Foster. Middle distance figures to be a strength as well as senior Eddie Apricopoai, junior Luch Bol, senior Joe Feely, sophomore Matthew Stearns, senior co-captain Ryan
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Roundup SMCC hoops teams wrap up first semester The Southern Maine Community College men’s basketball team probably doesn’t want to see the first semester end. The Seawolves closed with victories at the University of Maine-Augusta (81-77) and the University of Maine-Machias (75-70) to improve to 13-3 overall (10-1 in the Yankee Small College Conference). Jose Nouchanthavong had 19 points and Jon Amabile added 12 against UMA. Emmanuel Donalson led the way versus UMM with 20 points, while Amabile had 15. SMCC is back in action Jan. 5 when it hosts John Abbott College at 8 p.m. The women’s team lost at UMA, 77-69, in overtime, and 60-47 at UMM, to fall to 9-4 overall and 5-3 in conference. Against UMA, Rogetta Donalson went off for 27 points. Maria Veino
Track from previous page Elsemore, Feely, Foster, Hammond, Michaud, Owen, Stearns, Tran, Tuttle and junior Elijah Wallace. Bol, Cuesta, Owen and Stearns will vie for points in the pole vault. South Portland features tremendous depth, balance and athleticism and could lock up a top 10 finish at states. “We’re a hardworking and talented team,” said sixth-year coach Dave Kahill. “The seniors provide outstanding leadership, which is essential, as one-third of the members of the team are competing in indoor track for the first time. The senior division will be a strength with a core group of returners and some talented newcomers. We have a group of upperclass newcomers who add excitement, depth and talent to the team.” The girls were 10th a year ago. This season, senior Nyajock Pan (South Portland’s Fall Female Athlete of the Year) is the lone returning scorer. The standout finished third in both the 800 and mile and is a three-season running standout. This winter, Pan will be joined in the distance by sophomore Kyndra McKenzie, junior Ariana Mohammed, new sophomores Janey Blackwell-Orr and Sydney Onos and early Christmas gift, junior Shannon Conley, a superb runner at Cheverus, who has transferred to South Portland. In the middle distance, junior Casey Kelley and senior Angela Tirabassi look to make noise. The Red Riots have no shortage of fine sprinters. That list includes sophomore Victoria Beaulieu, senior Erin Bogdanovich (South Portland’s Spring Female Athlete of the Year, who is a member of a school recordholding 800 relay team), senior Sophia Desjardins (who missed much of last season with injury), junior Clara Ellis, sophomore Laurine German, sophomore Lauren Magnuson, sophomore Brittney Upton, new seniors Akossiwa Alognon and Danae
added 14. Esther Palmieri had a team-high nine points versus UMM. The Seawolves host John Abbott College Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.
Russo, Wolfgram among new Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees Legendary high school football coach John Wolfgram, who led Cheverus to the 2010 and 2011 Class A state titles, and longtime owner of the Portland Boxing Club, Robert Russo, are among nine new members of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame who will be inducted May 5 at a banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. Dr. Douglas W. Brown, a sports medicine specialist, of Portland, will also be inducted, along with NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, Skowhegan field hockey coach Paula Doughty, University of Shurn, new junior Shayla Mejias, new sophomore Emma Russell and freshmen Ingrid Boyce, Maegan Dunbar, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Edita Isakovic and Meagan Johnson. Senior Ericka Lightner, after a year away, should be a top hurdler. Dunbar, German, Isakovic, Russell, Tirabassi and Upton will also take part in that event. The Red Riots have plenty of field event promise as well. Throwers of note include sophomore Michelle Medici (fourth at Southwesterns last winter), Tirabassi and senior Samantha DiBiase. The pool of jumpers is deep and features Alognon, Boyce, junior Bridget Campbell, senior Cheyenne Coombs, Desjardins, Dunbar, Ellis, German, Isakovic, Johnson, Lightner, Magnuson, Russell, Shurn and Upton. Alognon is a pole vaulter. Second-year coach Karen Reardon, who was named SMAA Coach of the Year last winter, has plenty to work with. South Portland could be in for a high finish come February. “We hope to do better than we did last year, which means moving up in both the Southwesterns and the state meets,” Reardon said. “We’ve had a good turnout and I see a lot of talent. Now, it’s a matter of working hard and applying that talent. We should have a number of girls contending for scoring positions at Southwesterns and hopefully states as well. This is the deepest team I’ve had in the 10 years I’ve been at South Portland. We’re really looking forward to the season.” In Class B, Cape Elizabeth has a lot of strong returners. The boys finished seventh a year ago and returns junior Deven Roberts from a runner-up 800 relay team. He’ll focus on the jumps this season and will be joined by senior Zach Culver, sophomore Robert Mackay and freshman Harry Queeney. In the throws, keep an eye on seniors Austin Petsinger, Kyle Snowden and Jake Wilson. The Capers appear to be in great shape in the distance races as seniors Will Britton
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and Zach Hillman, sophomore Kyle Kennedy and junior Liam Simpson all helped the cross country squad win a Class B state title back in October. Senior Sam Sherman leads the sprinters. He’s joined by senior Alex Bornick, junior Trevor Ewald, junior Trevor Gale and senior Adam Haversat. Cape Elizabeth has a lot of depth and athleticism. A top five finish is attainable. “The boys have a wealth of upperclass newcomers as well as a majority of the state champion cross country team,” said coach Doug Worthley, now in his 18th year. “It’s a much deeper team than last year with a lot of untested talent. We’re looking forward to a strong season and placing higher at states.” The girls tied for 10th last season. This year, junior Hannah Newhall is back after placing third in the long jump and fourth
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Campbell and Mills said the intent is not to create holiday meals for families, but to provide the basic staples to get them through extended school vacations. Stuffing backpacks and boxes is a rite of passage into school vacation breaks, with food sent home before Thanksgiving, holiday, winter and spring vacation breaks. Need often increases as winter sets in, Campbell said. Smaller packages, including food left over from school meals, are also sent to homes on weekends, with supplies based on the knowledge that families may not have full-size ovens and refrigerators. Campbell said need has remained constant over the years, but there is a recent twist she found especially distressing. “I’m amazed by the number of single teens,” she said about students living on their own through a variety of circumstances. Food and monetary donations to the program are always welcomed. Nonperishable food can be dropped off at Wentworth Intermediate School at 9 Wentworth Drive. Checks can be sent to the Scarborough School Nutrition Backpack Program, care of the Scarborough School Department, P.O. Box 370, Scarborough, ME 040740370. David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@ theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.
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‘Phyzgig,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ top choices By Scott Andrews As the Christmas-New Year holiday period approaches, most performing artists do what everyone else does: Head home and take a break with the family. There’s a marked slowdown in the performing arts between Christmas and late January. So “Out & About” takes its annual four-week break, too, returning on Jan. 23. Before heading off to the ski slopes, let’s preview the exceptions to the general rule – a few top-flight acts that will appear over the next month. Impresario Michael Levine has booked 12 acts for 13 performances in three different venues in Portland and Westbrook for Acorn Productions’ “Phyzgig” festival of physical comedy. A traveling production of “Beauty and the Beast,” a 1994 Broadway musical that garnered nine Tony Award nominations, is one of only a handful of major national touring acts that are on the road in January. Portland Ovations has engaged the show for three performances Jan. 4-5 at Merrill Auditorium. Eilen Jewell, an up-and-coming singersongwriter from Boston who has a growing legion of devoted fans in Maine, will be visiting Portland’s One Longfellow Square on Jan. 17.
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‘Phyzgig’ Vaudeville was once America’s most popular form of live entertainment, but the genre fizzled out between the 1930s and 1950s, falling victim to the Great Depression, World War II, changing lifestyles and the advent of the television age. But for the past 15 years, that grand tradition has been re-kindled and kept alive in southern Maine by Acorn Productions, a Westbrook-based nonprofit theater and performing art organization. Since 1998, Acorn has offered a variety of acts, many in the spirit of old-time vaudeville, during the traditionally slack time between Christmas and New Year. Collectively these performances are called “Phyzgig,” and the mainstay is physical comedy, such as juggling, clowning, prestidigitation and illusion. The impresario is Michael Levine, a longtime Portland-area theater activist whose new play, “The Legend of the Golem,” wraps up its run this weekend. Continuing the grand tradition of vaudeville into 2012, Levine has assembled a lineup of performers from all over the U.S. who share a common mission: “To entertain with a unique blend of expert juggling, incredible illusion, mystifying magic, captivating storytelling and side-splitting physical comedy.” This year’s “Phyzgig” schedule includes 12 acts for 13 performances in three different venues in Portland and Westbrook. This year’s roster of acts are: Peter Boie, Hilary P H Y S I C I A N
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PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT Caribou Ofﬁce Full-Time
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Scarborough Council from page 2 the non-binding nature of the agreement, because it gives the trust an escape clause, but was assured by Hall and trust board member Jeremy Wintersteen that both sides find the deal beneficial. “It is a great mix of active and passive recreation,” Wintersteen said. “We are in full support of it. At the end of the day, we see it as a partnership.” Wintersteen added the memorandum of understanding is needed because the trust faces a Dec. 31 deadline to close on the purchase from Harvey Warren. Some details with the town could not be finalized before the deadline, so the memorandum acknowledges discussions must continue. Hall said because the trust has received town assistance on land purchases, it would not help its cause to back out of an agreement to turn over some of the land for
recreational use while the rest is preserved under conservation restrictions. “Frankly, they’d be biting the hand that feeds them,” Hall said. Councilors also returned to unfinished business by passing a resolution endorsing protocols for the fledgling Greater Portland Economic Development Corp. and how its member communities of Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook will collaborate for economic growth. The resolution was tabled at the Dec. 5 meeting while councilors decided to gauge reaction from the board of the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. The reaction was not long in coming; SEDCO’s board endorsed the protocol Dec. 6. In a memo to councilors and Town Manager Tom Hall, SEDCO Executive Director Harvey Rosenfeld said the protocol discouraging member communities from soliciting businesses to move from one member community to another “generally documents an
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dered an investigation into whether Lani used department resources to develop her testimony, according to a story by the Bangor Daily News. The lawsuit states Lani was cleared of that allegation, but was later reassigned to a clerical job and her old job was filled by a less-qualified person. The settlement not only paid Lani $65,000, but also required the state to provide training to supervisors about the state law barring retaliation for giving testimony.
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The corrections officer was hired in 2001, one of the few females in that job. (The employee is not being identified because of the salacious nature of the allegations.) Among the claims in her sexual harassment lawsuit:
Unsung Hero from page 21 when they need us, often to help people get over a rough patch,” she said. She has been a buddy to 21 people over the years, and she is currently a buddy to four people.
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the claim. The female officer eventually quit the department when she said behavior and comments by officers and a supervisor created “a hostile work environment.” While the state contested some of her allegations, it eventually paid a lump sum cash settlement to her for $65,000.
• Some fellow officers “had a betting pool about whom and when (she) would sleep with first,” including inmates. • Rumors circulated that she “was willing to perform fellatio for $20.” • She claimed her supervisor was trying to force her out because she had complained about the sexual harassment. One example she cited involved a report she said was designed to undermine her: that she witnessed a male officer demonstrate how he could touch his nose with his tongue. According to the report, she said: “I can’t believe he can do that. I think I’m in love.” In her court filing, she claimed she never made the remark. Instead, she said the officer was ordered by the supervisor to fabricate the comment. In the state’s response to that charge, it agreed that the officer admitted he did not hear the offensive comment, but denied that he was ordered to make up
From 2007-2008, Trish Smith was a juvenile program worker at the Department of Corrections Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston. Her lawsuit against the department for creating a hostile work environment and retaliation details the case of a supervisor known for his advances towards female employees. The suit, citing Smith’s allegations and also affidavits from other employees, is unusual in that the state admits some of the behavior.
Some examples of what the state admitted: • The supervisor “made inappropriate comments and jokes of a sexual nature, inappropriately touched and hugged and attempted to kiss” Smith and demonstrated similar behavior with other employees. • In March 2004, the supervisor “intentionally snapped” the bra of an employee. The state denied some of the other claims by Smith, including that management failed to keep her supervisor away from her, as they had promised to do after she complained. Smith’s suit said she felt forced to resign because of the unwanted contact with the supervisor. The state settled for $69,500. There is no public record of what happened to her supervisor. — Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
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