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News of South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth

Vol. 9, No. 52

Scarborough school reacts quietly, visibly to bullying

Building boom

Rich Obrey / For The Forecaster

There was a building boom in Cape Elizabeth this week: lots of gingerbread houses under construction inside The Cookie Jar pastry shop on Shore Road. The usual holiday rush was a little earlier and a little busier than in past years, co-owner Donna Piscopo said as she put the finishing touches on an ornate offering Wednesday morning.

By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — In light of some recent incidents of violence involving Scarborough High School students, the administration is reacting with a calm, but firm hand. “We are increasing our visibility,” said Principal Dean Auriemma, who took his position at SHS this fall. Auriemma, who came from schools in inner-city Chicago, said it was important for students to see teachers standing in the hallway between classes, that just knowing someone was watching was often enough to deter violence. “It’s really a sense of comfort for (the students),” he said. The school is also having formal class meetings to talk about expectations and bullying. “If they want to blame me for being the principal who punishes bullying, that’s fine with me,” Auriemma said. This reaction comes after See page 20

Groups air fees, job cuts for South Portland schools By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — Three task forces are finishing up recommendations that will be considered during the upcoming school budget deliberations.

Superintendent Suzanne Godin said it will be up to the School Board whether to implement any of the changes. A group studying the potential outsourcing of custodial ser-

vices has instead recommended eliminating eight positions, three of which are vacant, and switching to a team-cleaning plan that could save $364,000 to $392,000.

Last year, the board considered outsourcing all custodial services, estimating it would save nearly $920,000. Meanwhile, a group studying co-curricular activities has

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Hope floats for bringing USS JFK to Portland By Emily Parkhurst

Courtesy Steve Woods

The tower of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier stands 19 stories above the water. Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................22 Community Calendar......17 Eating Well.....................16

PORTLAND — A proposal to permanently dock the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier in Portland Harbor will go before the City Council again early next year. This time, however, the project has new leadership – event-

marketing specialist Stephen Woods and attorney/consultant F. Lee Bailey, both of Yarmouth. The proposal, which first gained traction last summer, would bring the 192-foot tall, 1,050-foot long decommissioned U.S. Navy vessel to the Ocean Gateway mega-berth as

a museum and tourist attraction. The only other city competing for the ship is Newport, R.I. If neither city takes it, the JFK will be scrapped. The project is not without its critics. City councilors have already opposed the plan, citing disruption of the skyline and

inconsistencies in the business plan. “I don’t think there will be much, if any, council support for bringing this to Portland,” Mayor Nick Mavodones said Monday. “The people who live See page 20

INSIDE Meetings.........................17 Obituaries.......................10 Opinion.............................6 People & Business......... 11

Police Beat.......................8 Real Estate.....................26 School Notebook............12 Sports.............................13

Sports

New winter season begins with triumph Page 13

Winter Harvest

It’s not all turnips and potatoes Page 2

Mock trial

Cape Elizabeth team wins state title Page 5


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Winter Harvest: It’s not all turnips and potatoes By Amy Anderson Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series sharing staff writer Amy Anderson’s experience as she participates in a local winter food co-op. Food is a huge part of my life. Whether it’s sharing a meal with friends, trying different recipes, eating at a new restaurant, watching a cooking show, or working in a restaurant, talking about and preparing food has been a central part of my life since I was a child. My mother – Carmela Mildred Ragonese – was always cooking and our house permanently smelled of garlic and onions. Food is comfort. Food is social. Food is fun. Maybe that’s why for the last 20 years I have been involved in the restaurant business. I started working a part-time summer job at the Lobster Cooker in Freeport in high school. In college I made extra cash by tending bar. Later, I helped open and run a restaurant in North Carolina. Now, I write for The Forecaster, but also waitress at Hugo’s in Portland. A few years ago I began to make an effort to get to know the people who raised the meat and grew the produce I bought and prepared. Now, Ron and Linda Winship from Windy Hill Farm in Windham supply most of my meat and dairy, and thanks to a new

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winter farm share program farmers in Cape Elizabeth provide my produce and seafood. Jordan’s, Green Spark and Alewive’s Brook farms recently created the local winter co-op. Every two weeks people can order from a list of items based on what is available. It’s not all turnips and potatoes, either. Since each farm offers different items, I was able to select haddock, beets, kale, Brussels sprouts, onions, carrots and other vegetables completely new to me. I started by making kale chips. This hearty green is part of the cabbage family and is super healthy. It is rich in vitamin K, calcium and fiber and is great when roasted at a high temperature. They taste like popcorn and are highly addictive.

Kale chips A few kale leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper and red chili flakes Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse kale and spin to remove excess water. Shred kale into bite-sized pieces. In a medium-sized bowl drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to coat the leaves. Sprinkle salt and pepper and chili flakes if you like a bit of heat.

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Romanesca I had never seen or heard of this vegetable so I had to order some and experiment. It looks like an alien cauliflower with an icicle head. I had no idea what to do with it. But, as I was making a crock-pot meal of chicken, artichokes, tomatoes, olives and capers, I thought of the odd alien vegetable in my fridge. Could the Romanesca stand up to such flavors? I tried. It worked. There was much rejoicing. I didn’t add the vegetable to the crock pot. I tried it first as a side dish using similar ingredients. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a saute pan and add some chopped kalamata olives, capers, a few squirts of lemon juice and some lemon zest, a pinch of salt and a dash of chili flakes. Mix the ingredients together, take off heat and set aside. Get a large pot of salted water boiling and add some of the Romanesca. Cook for about 5 minutes or until it is tender, then drain. Toss the cooked florets in the lemon, caper, olive mixture and see what you think.

Fish stew With the two pounds of haddock I purchased from Alewive’s Brook Farm and the fingerling potatoes and red onions from Jordan’s Farm I decided to make a chunky fish soup. It was cold outside and a hearty bowl of stew sounded like a great Sunday night dinner. 4 slices of bacon cut into small pieces 2 - 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped

7 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed and chopped 2 bay leaves About 1 pound fingerling potatoes, skinned and sliced 1/3 inch thick 5 cups fish stock (vegetable or chicken stock can be substituted) 2 pounds skinless haddock or other white fish 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Cook bacon in a large, heavy pot until crisp, remove from the pot, drain some of the fat but keep a few tablespoons because it adds great flavor. Add butter to the bacon fat and cook the onions, garlic, celery, thyme and bay leaves for about 8 minutes. Add potatoes and stock. Make sure potatoes are covered. Boil ingredients for about 10 minutes, covered. Then reduce the heat to a simmer and add a generous amount of salt and pepper. Add haddock (whole is fine; it will break up as it cooks). Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. (Don’t balk here, it will taste rich and delicious.) Enjoy immediately, or if saving for later, let stew cool completely, then cover and refrigerate. When reheating, do not let it come to a boil. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Students from South Portland High School will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay on Jan. 1, 2011, for the school’s first annual “Polar Dip.” The event, taking place at 11 a.m. at the Southern Maine Community College beach, will be a fundraiser for SPHS Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free event for graduating seniors. “Polar Dip 1/11/11” wristbands are being sold for $10 to support the cause; contact Jennifer Major at high school. Wristbands will also be available through Dec. 31 at various school events. Students interested in participating in the swim may also contact Major.

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South Portland construction code change needs Augusta’s OK By Randy Billings SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday adopted a new ordinance that will allow flexibility in managing city and school construction projects. But whether the city will be able to take advantage of the change for the upcoming high school renovation project, as intended, will depend on whether the Legislature passes an emergency bill. The council also appointed Tappan Fitzgerald to the interim District 5 School Board seat vacated by Alan Livingston,

who in November won an at-large seat on the council. The ordinance unanimously approved by the council will allow the city to hire a construction manager to oversee large, complicated construction projects. The ordinance would also allow the city to use “design-bid-build” format, which is being used by the state Department of Transportation on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge project. The use of a construction manager was recommended by consulting architects for the renovation and expansion of the high school, a three-year project that is

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anticipated to be built out in phases while students are in the school. In a position paper to councilors, City Manager Jim Gailey said a construction manager would engage designers and engineers early in the process to establish an accurate design and budget. The manager, who would control subcontractor bids, would also develop a project schedule, including phasing, and review systems, materials, construction techniques and associated costs.

Under the current ordinance, the city’s purchasing agent is responsible for the bid process. “The (construction manager) format is ideal for complex projects involving difficult sites, challenging renovations with phasing and work on occupied sites,” Gailey wrote. “Budget driven projects are better served by this format.” But the ordinance approval does not guarantee the city will be able to use a construction manager for the high school project, since the Department of Educa-

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New home’s driveway raises objections from Cape Elizabeth neighbor By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is expected to determine if a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road was issued incorrectly. Robert H. Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, is appealing Public Works Director Robert Malley’s decision to issue the permit to Early Bird Group, developers of two lots that abut the public right-of-way

of Stonegate Road. Stier said the property is being marketed as new property in Stonegate, but is not part of the subdivision. It is a smaller house, on a smaller lot and is not subject to any covenants that apply to all of the other houses in the subdivision. “It is fundamentally unfair,” Stier told councilors on Dec. 13. “I am asking you to reverse the grant of that permit.”

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He said it is an unusual situation because while Stonegate Road is a public way, it is entirely within the Stonegate subdivision. It is a public road because it was deeded to the town on the condition on the covenants that apply to Stonegate Road and the entire subdivision. “A permit for entrance onto a public way must be done in accordance with all local regulations,” Steir said. “This public way is within the Stonegate subdivision and the subdivision ordinance should be considered in deciding whether or not a permit should be considered.” The area where the lots are being

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Gone with the wind: $1.1M alternative energy program fails to deliver By John Christie AUGUSTA — Solar panels installed behind trees, covered with snow, shaded by a barn or not tilted toward the sun. Wind turbines blocked by trees or shut down for safety reasons and then not turned back on when the wind was strong. Heat pumps turned off by homeowners because they were too noisy. These are some of the findings in a study of a $1.1 million federal Department of Health and Human Services grant to the Maine State Housing Authority. The grant paid for installing alternative energy systems in the homes of low-income Mainers with the assistance of community action programs. The report and associated documents including e-mails were obtained through a Freedom of Access Act request by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. The alternative energy systems were installed, operated and tested in 80 homes and one apartment complex in Kennebec, Knox, Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties between 2005 and 2008 under a federal program designed to reduce energy costs for qualifying families. Part of the grant included $75,000 for a technical evaluation of the program by Joseph Associates of Hallowell. That evaluation concludes that the program “does in fact make a significant contribution in helping to empirically sort OVERSTOCKS • CLOSEOUTS • SURPLUS • CASE DISCOUNTS

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through a rather broad range of alternative measures by ranking each according to their energy savings and cost-effectiveness as derived from field testing.” But the evaluation also states that ranking was not the primary purpose of the grant — the primary purpose was to “reduce energy costs of participating households.” And the details of the report conclude that in all but one of the five alternative systems put in the homes of poor families the energy use – primarily electricity – went up, or down too little, to justify the cost of the new energy systems. Dale McCormick, director of MSHA, said public housing was in crisis because of high oil prices at the time the alternative energy systems were being installed. “We could have managed, monitored this better ... but all hell was breaking loose,” she said. “It was $4.50 a gallon and we were in crisis, as was the whole world.”

Solar hot water heaters To help poor families save on electricity and heating oil, MSHA hired a vendor to install solar panels to heat hot water at 10 homes, from Belgrade to Rockland. (The names of the recipients are not revealed by MSHA because most are receiving public assistance.) Each installation cost $7,500. Of the 10, the report found six were poorly installed, including one where the solar panels were put in upside down; four where the panels were not oriented properly toward the sun, and one where trees blocked the panels. The study also analyzed the cost-effectiveness of the various alternative energy sources. These were determined by the saving investment ratio: a ratio of less than one means that the new systems would never save enough in energy use to pay back the

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investment during its useful lifetime. Only two of the 10 solar installations had an SIR of one or better. Five had less than one and two others could not be measured because the proper data was not collected by the vendors. In half of the households, energy use increased while the panels were in use. “The quality of many of the solar hot water installations did not meet industry standards,” the report states. In a Belgrade home where panels were installed, the study said, “As of Oct. 1, the panels appear not to be producing any energy as they may have lost glycol,” the antifreeze that is an essential part of such solar heating systems. The family in that home told the study authors that snow had built up for two months on the panels. In Warren, the report states, “This installation was closest to ideal,” and had reduced energy use. But a Franklin family told the study authors their installation was “sloppy.” “When the (Franklin) client pointed out that the panels were not pointing at the sun a good part of the day, she was told that if she wanted a rack to re-orient the panels that it was her responsibility,” the report states. The Clinton family in the program reported that the holes for the solar pipes were drilled too large, allowing bats to enter their home. In Union, the report said, “There is a barn that shadows the units part of the day.” The study rated the quality of each solar installation on a 1-10 scale. The average was 5.3. Of the 10, only one was rated as having “acceptable results.” McCormick said the solar installations were “shocking.” The contractor, now out of business, had been reliable on previous projects, she said, but in this case “he got overextended.”

Basement hot water heat pumps The basement hot water heat pump, which is designed to use less energy than conventional hot water heaters, was the only technology installed by the program that showed a positive return on investment. Its return ratios ranged from 2 to 5, well past the minimum of 1, demonstrating that it more than paid for itself during the life of the product. MSHA installed 58 of the pumps in homes in Kennebec and Hancock coun-

ties. That accounted for 67 percent of all the installations made. But because the basement heat pumps were the cheapest item — $750 each — they accounted for only 12 percent of the $351,000 spent on the purchase of all the different types of equipment. “As a group, the BHWHP (basement hot water heat pump) installations were well designed and well implemented with some exceptions,” states the report. If consumers could buy a pump for $700, they could be paid back from the energy savings in six years. That finding was based on checking the energy usage where the pumps were installed, but the report tempers that finding by stating the “wide variation in the savings rates” in the (electric) “billing data is disappointing,” which “reduced our ability to accurately predict future savings.” Overall, McCormick said the basement pumps “were the big winner” and are an example of the value of the program because it demonstrated for the state and federal energy assistance programs an alternative technology that can be cost effective in the homes of low-income families. Cold water, all-climate heat pumps MSHA installed 15 cold-climate heat pumps and two all-climate heat pumps for an average equipment cost of about $9,600 each. Cold-climate and all-climate heat pumps work by removing heat from surrounding air and compressing it for use in heating hot water. They use less energy than conventional hot water heaters. In the two homes where systems were installed to measure the effectiveness of cold-climate heat pumps, the report states, “... unfortunately, the home owners turn (sic) the units off because they believed the units would not decrease their electric bill and they found the units very noisy.” “Clearly, the CCHP (cold climate heat pumps) did not result in anticipated savings,” the report concludes. The findings were not better for the one all-climate heat pump that was monitored: the payback period for the $10,000 device based on the modest energy savings it produced was 23 years.

Wind turbines “None of the wind turbine installations resulted in SIRs greater than one,” the report concluded, meaning the energy savings from the three installed turbines was too little to pay off the cost of the installation over their useful life. A small wind turbine was installed at an apartment complex in Winter Harbor at a cost of $65,000. In the best-case scenario, the payback period was 23 years; the worst case, 83 years. The problem wasn’t with the installation – it was “well executed” according to the study. The problem was with its operation. The report states: “The turbine is designed to turn away from the wind and shut down during strong gusts. This is a safety measure. However, this caused a loss of potential production because it required a manual reset and the site is not serviced by on-site maintenance. At times it was over two weeks before the maintenance service arrived to check on the equipment. This problem is particularly troublesome because the shut-down often takes place during period of stronger winds and higher production potential.” continued on next page


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Cape Elizabeth mock trial team wins state title By Amy Anderson CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school mock trial team defeated eighttime winner Hampden Academy in the state championship on Dec. 9 to earn a chance to compete in the national competition in May. Mary Page, a high school social studies teacher and mock trial coach, said the win was exciting because the program

Energy program from previous page Additionally, two wind turbines of a different design were installed at homes. Each cost $12,500. “At both locations,” states the report, “the units were located where their performance was limited by inconsistent winds and disturbance by nearby terrain, buildings or trees. In one location, the SkyStream is located in a low, bowl-like area.” “Clearly, this is not a cost effective solution,” the study concluded.

Management problems The study found problems not only with most of the installations, but also with the management of the $1.1 million program. The initial plan was to have the program managed by the Community Action Programs in Kennebec and WashingtonHancock counties. “CAPS,” as they are widely known, are non-profit agencies funded by federal, state and local governments to provide services to low-income families.

was nearly cut from the school budget. “With encouragement and support of high school students,” Page told a recent School Board meeting, “the School Board was convinced to keep it in the budget.” Page has been involved in the program since 2003. She helps coach the team with town resident and attorney Richard O’Meara, who has helped the students since 2004. High school Principal Jeff The Joseph report concluded the project was “beyond the scope” of MSHA, adding “all levels of management (MaineHousing, CAP agencies and MaineHousing contractors) had very little experience implementing these new technologies ... The strategy of keeping overhead low by using existing staff and processes at all levels combined with the complexity of these six technologies proved ineffective.” Responding to that critique, McCormick said, “We’re in the real world here ... with CAPS that have the level of expertise that they have, with low-income families that have the needs and issues that they have ... it’s a different world and we found out that some work and some don’t.” Jo-Ann Choate, national policy advisor at MSHA who oversaw the REACH grant, said “this has been the toughest” program she has had to administer. McCormick said the alternative energy grant was not typical of her agency. “We don’t have many like this,” she said. Pat Kosman, executive director of the

of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court presiding over the hearings. This year’s case was centered around a lobstering feud. “The kids improved by leaps and bounds,” Page said. “The student attorneys have the ability to give opening statements and closing arguments without notes and the student witnesses had such

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Shedd also helps the students prepare for the competition. Page said the Cape team last won the state championship in 2002. The competition took place at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland with Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley

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Kennebec Valley CAP, said, “I know there was difficulty with some of this. ... It was a learning curve. We’re probably better now than we were then.” McCormick said all the equipment is still in place and the agency hopes to find the money to make the necessary repairs. “We’re going to fix our mistakes,” she said. “We can get them up and working again.” Despite the problems with all but one of the technologies, Joseph said the program was worth the effort and expense. “Oftentimes when mistakes are made very important lessons are learned,” he said, “and a lot of important lessons were learned regarding the importance of the installation process.” John Christie is the publisher and senior reporter at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonprofit and nonpartisan journalism organization in Hallowell. He can be reached at mainecenter@gmail.com or on the Web at pinetreewatchdog.org.

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Get over it and do the right thing There’s not much good you can say about losing your job. The loss of income, the loss of security, the loss of benefits, the damage to one’s self-esteem and Global sense of worth – all are part of the unwanted severance package that accompanies the pink slip. In the end there’s only one good thing that comes out of losing your job, and that’s the realization that somehow or other life goes on. You learn that you will get by, and that if you are healthy and have a roof over your head, you have a lot. You will get over it. None of this is to say it’s Perry B. Newman an easy ride. The millions of Americans and thousands of Mainers suffering this holiday season can testify to the hardship, the stress and the fear. But what can you do? You can’t live your life cowering in fear, keeping your head down, making one

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think than what my constituents think. “I’m far less concerned about my PAC than I am about people on the bread line. “I’m so concerned for the thousands who are unemployed and uninsured in my state that I am willing to eliminate tax breaks that primarily benefit those who fund my campaign. “I’m willing to put my job on the line for the sake of this issue. I am standing up now – early in the debate – so that others will be emboldened to join me. I cannot – not on this issue – test the waters and see which way the winds are blowing. “If it costs me my job – if I am not re-elected – I can live with that. But I cannot make myself very small and nibble at the edges. Not on this issue. Not now.” Of course, it’s not just the desire to get re-elected that drives folks to play it safe. It’s the recognition that if they don’t play ball on some issues, they will not be able to accomplish other important objectives. We know that they have to engage in horse trading if they want to bring home grants for universities, earmarks for bridges, big projects for defense contractors in their districts, and so on. But in this season of giving, when so many have lost so much, it would be particularly nice to be inspired by someone not afraid to lose. In the end, doing the right thing – even if it means losing – is the most important contribution anyone can make. Ask anyone who has lost something of value, like a job. He or she will tell you: You will get over it. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe. He is also chairman of the Maine District Export Council. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/77045

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Newman engenders confidence Recently, Perry B. Newman summarized his reaction to the November election and clearly remembered both his disappointment (over Eliot Cutler’s defeat) and the affect on him of what he described as “meanness” shown in the campaign. Mr. Newman is a very upbeat and positive person and that is evident in his sportsmanship, manners and writings. In truth – and I am an outsider to Maine politics but a writer about geopolitics – the people of Maine did not give Paul LePage a mandate. He was not elected by a majority. Combining two of the three candidate totals, the majority of Maine voters can be said to have voted against Mr. LePage. I remind myself of this whenever I am shaken by reports like Edgar Allen Beem’s that indicate a LePage cabinet might be comprised of “extremists” (my label). As I see it, Mssrs. Newman and Beem have more in common than either has with Paul LePage. This is good, and a workable model (fiscal responsibility with social sensitivity) for the future of Maine politics. I come from New Jersey and shudder to return there until the people of that state choose another governor. May Maine not become another New Jersey, Arizona, Texas or Alaska, with tea party agendas set nationally and carried forward by Mr. LePage. I pray Maine will survive through this new administration with dignity, civility and reason. I know Mr. Newman believes it will. And his confidence in this is encouraging and warmly received. Michael T. Bucci Damariscotta

Put smart meters in perspective The hoopla over the electric smart meters is a little baffling. I don’t question the symptoms people are feeling, but I do question whether they’ve done their homework before making a diagnosis. If we were talking about toxic pollutants, it would make sense to raise an alarm and not wait for research to prove a cause-and-effect relationship. But in the case of smart meters, raising the alarm seems more like crying wolf – many in the community are sympathetic now, but maybe they won’t be when we have a real environmental problem. Even if the radiation from smart meters is shown to have an effect, how do we distinguish it from all the other sources of radiation? What about the meters we’ve already had for the past year or two, for water and gas? What about sources that aren’t so convenient to complain about, such as cell phones, wireless routers, TV screens, computer monitors and remote controls? What about magnetic fields from electrical wiring? Or neighborhood wireless routers, and radio waves from police, fire and taxi dispatchers? What about serious radiation sources such as the new 3D dental/

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Season’s greetings! How’s it goin’? Waddaya know? Tempus fugit, but where does it go? 2010 is petering out, So we thought we’d give Forecaster folk a shout.

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Happy holidays to the Fundy Road crew: Emily, Amy, Heather, Kate and Baby Mac, too, Catherine, Chuck, Megan & Deni, Cynthia, Suzanne. Did I forget any? Of course, Stephanie, Randy, Bill, Alex, what ho! And muchas gracias, David, Karen, Michael & Mo! This is a time to be of good cheer As we herald the end of an up and down year. In 2011, we’ll turn a whole new LePage, The meaning of which is still hard to gauge. Perhaps the tea party will finally sway us, Or plunge the state into total chaos.

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But for now, let’s declare an uneasy truce With Pete the Carpenter, Pem/Melvin and Bruce Poliquin, Tarren Bragdon, Bill Beardsley, Kafir, And the Boys from Bristol who have the Gov’s ear.

We all love winners. Yes, we do. Like Tom Brady, Liv Tyler, and Roxanne Q., Jetsetter Donald Sussman, his afianced Chellie, Anna Kendrick, Alex Carleton, Susan Grisanti Kelley.

Let the bon temps roll, the wine flow freely For Shauna Gillies-Smith & Jaime Gili, Lauren Fensterstock, Aaron Stephan; and let us embrace The brilliance of Ahmed Alsoudani and Pandora LaCasse.

Toast the beautiful people! May you never change! Libby Mitchell, Eliot Cutler, Austin Ainge, Seth Wescott, Bob Marley, Mark Bessire, Kevin Salatino, Andy Verzosa, and Joanie dear!

Let’s go, you Black Bears, Red Claws, Sea Dogs, Pirates, Calamity Janes, Maine Freeze (no shrinking violets), Huskies, Patriots, Sox, Bruins, Celts! Champions all. We expect nothing else!

Finally, a moment of silence for those set free: David Becker, Dodge Morgan, Tim White, Shep Lee. We salute you through our grief and our tears. May your lives shine on in the coming years! But enough of this unmetered rhyme, This doggerel verse. We’ve run out of time. There’s shopping to do. Gotta get to the mall. Happy New Year, dear readers! Merry Christmas to all!

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South Portland Arrests 12/11 at 2:25 p.m. Edward Carl Arbour, 31, of Hallowell, was arrested on County Way in Portland by Officer Theodore Sargent on two charges of aggravated forgery. 12/12 at 4:52 p.m. Andrew Leeman, 38, of Westbrook, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Webster on a charge of criminal trespass. 12/12 at 5:07 p.m. Ali Anthony, 27, of South Portland, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Patricia Maynard on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 12/12 at 6:03 p.m. Melissa John Greeley, 30, unlisted address, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Webster on a charge of theft by deception. 12/12 at 6:03 p.m. Gina Clark, 30, of Portland, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Webster on charges of probation violation and theft by deception. 12/15 at 12:05 p.m. Roxanne V. Corson, 49, of Gorham, was arrested on Running Hill Road by Officer Kenneth Cronin on a charge theft by unauthorized taking. 12/15 at 11:39 p.m. Joshua Sudikoff, 42, of South Portland, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Jake Hall on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/16 at 1:18 a.m. Shawn Coffill, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Chris Goslin on charges of illegal possession of scheduled drugs and exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more. 12/17 at 12:17 a.m. Alicia M. Jipson, 20, of South Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Brian McCarthy on a charge of violation of bail conditions. 12/17 at 1:36 a.m. Daniel Edward Ryan, 18, of South Portland, was arrested on Surfsite Road by Officer Paul Lambert on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating under the influence. 12/17 at 1 p.m. John Frederick Rowell, 47, of South Portland, was arrested on Bowdoin Avenue by Officer Kenneth Cronin on charges of violation of a protection from abuse order and violation of conditional release. 12/17 at 7:53 p.m. Theresa Anne Ronco, 38, of South Portland, was arrested on Evans Street by Officer David Stailing on a charge of operating after suspension. 12/17 at 8:31 p.m. Cathy A. Callen, 52, of South Portland, was arrested on Western Avenue by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses 12/12 at 5:41 p.m. Michael Nichols, 21, of South Portland, was issued a summonson Gorham Road by Officer Jeffrey Pooler on a charge of operating without a license. 12/12 at 10:55 p.m. A 17-year-old boy, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Wermuth Road by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of burglary to a motor vehicle. 12/14 at 12:05 a.m. Stephen A. Curry, 62, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating after suspension. 12/14 at 12:07 p.m. A 17-year-old boy, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Highland Avenue by Officer Allen Andrews on a charge of possession of marijuana. 12/14 at 6:22 p.m. A 15-year-old girl, of Portland, was issued a summons on Phil-

brook Avenue by Officer Patricia Maynard on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 12/15 at 11:20 p.m. Brandon Giles, 36, of Boothbay Harbor, was issued a summons on Anthoine Street by Officer Kevin Sager on charges of operating after suspension and forgery. 12/15 at 8:09 p.m. A 17-year-old boy, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Devereaux Circle on charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing report of crime or injury. 12/16 at 11:07 a.m. A 16-year-old girl, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Highland Avenue by Officer Allen Andrews on a charge of possession of tobacco products by a minor. 12/16 at 4:18 p.m. Linda Morin, 59, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Waterman Drive by Officer Richard Mearn on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 12/16 at 5:48 p.m. Kathleen Copp, 18, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Anthoine Street by Officer Erin Curry on charges of failure to give correct name, date of birth or address, and displaying a suspended license. 12/17 at 10:39 a.m. Brandon D. Krupski, 25, of Westbrook, was issued a summons on Westbrook Street by Officer Kevin Sager on a charge of operating with a license expired more than 90 days. 12/17 at 2:33 p.m. Sineah McGrady, 19, of Windham, was issued a summons on Maine Mall Road by Chris Gosling on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Shake that money-maker 12/11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police were called to a South Portland grocery store for a report of a man suspected of passing off $100 in counterfeit money. The suspect reportedly continued this activity in Portland, until he was arrested by Portland Police. Edward Arbour, 31, of Hallowell, was arrested on two counts of aggravated forgery.

Deception interception 12/12 at 5:15 p.m. Police were called to Maine Mall for two suspected shoplifters who reportedly tried to return stolen merchandise. Gina Clark, 30, of Portland, and Melissa Greeley, 30, address unknown, were arrested on a charges of theft by deception. Clark was additionally charged with a probation violation.

Been caught stealing 12/12 at 11:30 p.m. Police were called to Wermuth Road to investigate a report of a young man rifling through vehicles. Upon arrival, Officer Jeff Levesque saw a young man standing next to a vehicle in that area. The boy allegedly confessed to looking for small items to steal. The 17-year-old South Portland boy was issued a issued a summons on a charge of burglary to a motor vehicle.

Fire calls 12/13 at 4:43 p.m. Malicious or mischievous false alarm, Ridgeland Avenue. 12/13 at 5:48 p.m. Cooking fire confined to container, Broadway. 12/14 at 4:23 a.m. Smoke detector malfunction, Berwick Street. 12/13 at 6:56 a.m. Electrical wiring or equipment problem, Clinton Street. 12/15 at 10:57 a.m. Alarm with no fire, Western Avenue. 12/15 at 3:15 p.m. Alarm with no fire, Sable Oaks Drive. 12/16 at 1:59 p.m. False alarm, Lydia Lane. 12/16 at 7:34 p.m. Water or steam leak, Cole Street. 12/17 at 7:29 a.m. Vehicle accident cleanup, Broadway. 12/17 at 9:01 a.m. Alarm with no fire, Gorham Road. 12/17 at 11:27 a.m. Vehicle accident cleanup, Maine Mall Road.

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from previous page 12/17 at 1:32 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Maine Mall Road. 12/17 at 4:41 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Veterans Memorial Bridge. 12/17 at 10:39 p.m. Excessive heat or scorch burns with no ignition, Gannet Drive. 12/18 at 12:11 a.m. Smoke odor investigation, Main Street. 12/18 at 4:03 p.m. Other public assistance, Breakwater Drive. 12/18 at 6:59 p.m. Malicious false alarm, Main Street. 12/18 at 11:38 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Broadway. 12/18 at 11:41 p.m. Vehicle accident with injuries, Broadway. 12/19 at 9:30 a.m. Special outside fire, Maine Mall Road. 12/19 at 12:50 p.m. Passenger vehicle fire, Maine Mall Road. 12/19 at 6:04 p.m. Alarm with no fire, Burnham Street.

EMS South Portland emergency medical services responded to 57 calls from Dec. 13-20.

Cape Elizabeth Arrests 12/17 at 10:21 p.m. John Hewey Chambers, 19, of South Portland, was arrested by Officer Rory Diffin on Clifford Street in South Portland on charges of operating after suspension and operating without a license in violation of restriction.

Summonses There were no summons reported from Dec. 14-20.

Fire calls 12/14 at 6:53 a.m. Mutual aid to South Portland. 12/14 at 8:40 a.m. Appliance fire on Scott Dyer. 12/16 at 5:30 p.m. Structure fire on Farm Hill. 12/17 at 2:33 p.m. Water problem on Running Tide Road. 12/17 at 6:46 p.m. Arching wires on Sunny Bank Road.

Read the news online 12/15 Police met with a resident of the Mitchell Road area to investigate the allegedly ongoing theft of a daily newspaper. The newspaper delivery person has received complaints from the residents for the past two years. He claims the paper is delivered, but the residents report it is often missing. Police report they will do their best to monitor the area.

12/14 at 11 p.m. Albert Russell, 26, of Mellon Street, Portland, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Timothy Dalton on a charge of operating under the influence. 12/15 at 12:48 a.m. Ray A. Morris, 41, of Pleasant Street, Portland, was arrested on Ashley Drive by Officer Garrett Strout on a charge of operating when a license was suspended or revoked. 12/15 at 11:10 p.m. Michael S. McFarland, 48, of Seacliff Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, and Brian J. Perkins, 34, of Bonney Eagle Road, Standish, were both arrested on Gallery Boulevard by Sgt. Mary Pearson on warrants. 12/16 at 2:09 a.m. Joshua M. T. Howell, 19, of Dawson Street, South Portland, was arrested on Pleasant Hill Road by Officer Andrew Flynn on charges of operating when a license was suspended or revoked, operating under the influence and sale/use of drug paraphernalia. 12/17 at 6:27 p.m. Shellie A. Gillis, 35, of Haskell Street, Westbrook, was arrested on Payne Road by Sgt. Mary Pearson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 12/18 at 11:39 p.m. Michael A. Mariner, 52, of Marston Hill Road, Auburn, was arrested on Route 1 by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of operating under the influence.

Summonses 12/13 at 5:25 p.m. Alison E. Hawkes, 50, of Summer Street, Portland, was issued a summons on I-295 spur by Officer Eric Lippincott on a charge of operating while a license was suspended or revoked. 12/15 at 1:19 p.m. Sue D. Shuer, 55, of Colby Drive, Windham, was issued a summons on Payne Road by Officer Timothy Barker on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 12/17 at 8:09 a.m. A 15-year-old male was issued a summons on Quentin Drive by Det. Robert Pellerin on a charge of disorderly conduct. 12/17 at 10:56 p.m. A 17-year-old male was issued a summons on Gallery Boulevard by Officer Shawn Anastasoff on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 12/18 at 1:58 a.m. Jenny M. Morrison, 30, of Saunders Street, Portland, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Officer Andrew Flynn on a charge of operating when a license was suspended or revoked.

Like mother, like daughter 12/13 at 2:10 p.m. Police responded to a call from employees of Shirley's Hallmark reporting a shoplifting incident. The employees allegedly saw a woman take five Vera Bradley bags and five headbands, walk out of the store and get into a car. Police located the car on Hannaford Drive with all the stolen merchandise allegedly in the back. While arresting the suspected motherdaughter team, both of whom had priors for

theft, the mother, Stephanie Stanchfield, 48, of Augusta, allegedly punched one of the officers. She was arrested on charges of assault on an officer and theft. The daughter, Deidrah Stanchfield, 26, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.

Going for gas and munchies 12/18 at 5:01 a.m. A car was parked on the side of Payne Road with no one in it. Police examined the car, and reportedly found a purse on the floor and a half-burned marijuana cigarette in the door pocket. Police located the car's owner at the Clipper Mart nearby who allegedly said she had run out of gas and walked to the station. Police reported her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, but she allegedly told them she had not smoked while driving and that she needed marijuana for medical reasons. Her license was allegedly suspended, however police reportedly did not charge her because they did not see her driving.

Fire calls 12/13 at 2:32 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 12/13 at 3:47 a.m. Water problem on Washington Avenue. 12/13 at 1:53 p.m. Wires down on Garnet Drive. 12/13 at 3:05 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 12/13 at 8:14 p.m. Fire alarm on Minuteman Drive. 12/14 at 7:42 a.m. Wires down on Jones Creek Drive. 12/14 at 12:12 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 12/14 at 3:16 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1. 12/14 at 9:47 p.m. Fire alarm on Campus Drive. 12/15 at 5:13 a.m. Low air alarm on Black Point Road. 12/15 at 8:15 a.m. Waterflow alarm on Payne Road. 12/16 at 6:58 a.m. Carbon monoxide problem on Running Hill Road. 12/16 at 8:15 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Gorham Road. 12/16 at 8:09 p.m. Fire alarm on Campus Drive. 12/17 at 3:42 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Charles Circle. 12/17 at 5:36 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Cummings Road. 12/17 at 3:19 p.m. Outside sprinkler problem on Payne Road. 12/18 at 12:27 p.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 12/18 at 12:33 p.m. Unpermitted burn on Horseshoe Drive. 12/19 at 7:08 a.m. Low air on Black Point Road. 12/19 at 10:39 a.m. Wash, wires, mulch, burn, smell on Mulberry Lane.

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Obituaries

Sarah ‘Sally’ Stewart Gates, 75: Enjoyed time with her grandchildren SCARBOROUGH — Sarah “Sally” Stewart Gates, 75, formerly of Ocala, Fla., died peacefully Dec. 17 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Jan. 6, 1935, in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of William and Janet Thompson and a graduate of Eastbank Academy. Much of her adult Gates life was spent as a homemaker, raising her two sons. Later on, she worked as a recep-

tionist at Thayer Hospital. A devout Christian, she was a member of the Marion Oaks Assembly of God in Ocala, Fla. Her hobbies included gardening, knitting and reading. She moved back to Maine to be closer to her family while battling cancer. During that time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bird watching, playing board games, teaching them about Jesus and seeing them off to school each day. She will be remembered as a woman of dignity, grace and a warm heart. Her sister, Williamina “Billie” Thompson, predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband Lewis J. Gates of Ocala, Fla.; her two sons, Ian Robinson and his wife Jennie of Scarborough, and Andrew Robinson and his wife Paula of Auburn; four grandchildren, Nathan and Meghan Robinson of Scarborough, and Adam and Cameron Robinson of Auburn; her brother, James Thompson and his wife Marion of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; and her first husband of 25 years, Allan Robinson, who remained a friend and supporter throughout her illness. Her family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Tracey Weisberg and her colleagues, the Hospice of Southern Maine, and the people at Gosnell Memorial Hospice

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House for their care and support. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine and Blood, 100 Campus Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074.

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Good Deeds Southern New Hampshire University’s Maine Center for Continuing Education in Brunswick recently raised $1,200 in two days to support two families with children who are receiving treatment for cancer. Initially SNHU Maine adopted one family who have a 4-year-old suffering from leukemia, and a 2-year-old daughter. After a successful bake sale was held to buy presents for the children, SNHU was able to adopt a second family. The money will be used to buy presents for the children and gas cards for the parents. Nelson Toner, chairman of the Mercy Board of Trustees, recently received the Catholic Health East Excellence in Governance Award for 2010. As part of the award, Toner was asked to select a community program of his choice to receive a $10,000 donation from Catholic Health East. He selected the Homeless Outreach and Mobile Emergency (HOME) Team in Portland, a program supported by Mercy. Bisson Moving & Storage, with locations in Westbrook, Auburn and Brunswick, has become a partner with Move for Hunger, a non-profit that connects with moving companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food during the moving process and deliver it to local food banks. Bisson Moving and Storage’s staff will assist in boxing the food donations during the moving process and will make arrangements for the items to be delivered to Good Shepherd Food Bank, who will distribute the donations to families in need. The Planet Dog Company Store in Portland raised $800 for the Planet Dog Foundation grant program at its annual “Sit with Santa” event. The Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently packaged and mailed 2,000 homemade Christmas cookies and other snacks to Maine troops stationed in Afghanistan. Eric Cianchette, owner of the Portland Regency Hotel and David Tamulevich, general manager, donated ingredients and the use of the hotel kitchen. This is the sixth year members of the Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter have sent homemade cookies to Maine troops. The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation contributed $100,000 to Maine’s Let’s Go! program as part of its ongoing fight against childhood obesity. Let’s Go! is a program of the United Way of Greater Portland that promotes increased physical activity and healthy eating among children and youth. Over the past four years, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has provided $400,000 to Let’s Go! in support of the statewide school-

based “5-2-1-0 Goes to School” plan. The Walmart Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant and a new refrigerated food delivery truck to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, an organization working to end hunger in Maine by providing food to more than 600 partner agencies throughout the state. The $100,000 grant was received as part of the Associate Choice Program, an online campaign where Walmart associates/employees voted directly for a nonprofit to receive funding in their home state. L.L. Bean has donated $12,000 to the Portland Public Schools for projects that help students transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school. The money will fund the following projects: a glee club at East End Community School that will collaborate with middle school choruses; a peer mentoring program that will pair students from Portland High School and King Middle School to work together on a community service project; an expanded Step Across Day at Lyman Moore Middle School; and projects geared toward increasing extracurricular activity participation at Lincoln Middle School. The overall goal of all the projects is to help increase high school completion rates. The Cape Elizabeth Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office recently presented Project G.R.A.C.E. with a $1,000 donation. Project G.R.A.C.E is a Scarborough-based organization devoted to helping people in need. Town & Country Federal Credit Union in South Portland has recently presented donations to local nonprofits. During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the credit union raised $2,637 through the sale of pink tulip bulbs. The money raised will benefit the Women’s Cancer Fund of the Maine Cancer Foundation. As part of the credit union’s Ending Hunger Campaign, Town & Country donated $8,000 to seven Portland area food pantries and soup kitchens, including Preble Street Food Pantry, Wayside Food Program, Project Feed, Woodfords Corner, South Portland Food Cupboard, Scarborough Food Pantry, Saco Food Pantry, and Stone Soup Food Pantry. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine recently announced that it has awarded grant funding totaling $164,165 to 16 Maine non-profit organizations in 2010. Local organizations to receive funding include: The New England Film Academy in Portland, $10,000 for the Urban Filmmakers project; Center for Grieving Children in Portland, $22,500 for Multicultural Peer Support Program; Camp Sunshine in Sebago Lake, $3,000 for Family Sponsorship Program; The Telling Room in Portland, $20,000 for Young Writers & Leaders, Workshops and Young Writers Council Programs; Easter Seals Maine, $3,000 for Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities or Special Needs throughout Maine; Children’s Oral Health Program in Portland, $12,000 for access to quality oral

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For the eighth year in a row, Haven’s Candies Westbrook factory store recently hosted a candy cane-making event to benefit The Dream Factory of Maine, a nonprofit organization that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children in Maine. The sold-out event raised a total of $5,085 for the Dream Factory of Maine. Pictured here at the event are Steve Quimby, candymaker at Haven’s Candies, and his granddaughter, Merisa Norton.

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The Ronald McDonald House in Portland recently received 46 new Tempur-Pedic beds and mattresses donated by Tempur-Pedic International Inc. With 21 family rooms and 46 beds to replace, Earle W. Noyes & Sons, a Portland-based moving and storage company, donated their time and service by sending eight movers, pictured here, and equipment to help deliver and unload all of the beds. Ronald McDonald House provides an affordable, safe and supportive temporary home to families of seriously ill children who are receiving medical treatment at local hospitals.

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The Cancer Community Center in South Portland recently received a $750 contribution from FairPoint Communications on behalf of employee Leslie Robert of Kennebunk. Roberts, a senior manager of internal communications at FairPoint, secured the donation through the FairPoint Communications Volunteer Incentive Program. Under the program, FairPoint employees can apply for a grant for a qualified nonprofit organization that they have volunteered for at least 50 hours during the year. Pictured here are Cancer Community Center’s executive director Michele Johns, on left, receiving a $750 check from FairPoint employee Leslie Roberts.

healthcare for children; Company of Girls in Portland, $5,000 for the From Fledgling to Full Grown program; Jobs for Maine Graduates, $7,500 for Success with Financial Literacy program throughout Maine; and Kids First Center in Portland, $10,160 for divorce support groups for children and adolescents. In honor of Veterans Day, local Dunkin’ Donuts shops participated in the national “Coffee for our Troops” program where one pound of coffee was donated to the USO per two pounds purchased by customers. The program was projected to donate 100,000 pounds of coffee.

Portland Mattress Makers recently donated two twin mattresses, and one full mattress with box spring and frame to Martha’s Cottage, a shelter for elder victims of domestic violence and abuse. The mattress company has also committed to providing free mattresses throughout 2011 to both Martha’s Cottage and to Family Crisis Services, a partner of the elder shelter.

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New winter season begins with triumph

Tom Minervino / For The Forecaster

South Portland senior D.J. Conley and Yarmouth sophomore Mark Brown battle for control of the puck during the Red Riots’ 7-0 home win last Thursday.

By Michael Hoffer (Ed Note: For the full Scarborough-Deering boys’ basketball story, please visit theforecaster.net) The 2010-11 winter sports season has begun and there has

already been plenty of excitement in our midst. Here’s a glimpse as we near the holiday hiatus.

Boys’ basketball Don’t look now, but the unheralded Scarborough boys’

basketball team might be one of the best in the region. The Red Storm took a 3-0 mark into Tuesday’s home game versus Marshwood. They won at Gorham in the opener, 42-23, downed visiting Massabesic (61-

36), then, Friday, beat highly touted Deering for the first time ever, 42-28. Scarborough led virtually the whole way, played poised down the stretch and got 10 points from senior Zach Bean (who also scored 20 against the

Mustangs). “It’s a good win for our program,” Bean said. “It’s a great team win. We played good defense and shut down their

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Holiday tournament action next week By Michael Hoffer Local basketball and hockey players will be busy in the days between Christmas and New Year’s. Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland’s boys’ basketball teams will compete at the Portland High holiday tournament at the Portland Expo, Monday through Thursday. Cape Elizabeth opens the tournament Monday at 10 a.m., when it meets Gorham. If victo-

rious, the Capers play again at 7 p.m. against either Westbrook or Mountain Valley. Tuesday, South Portland faces Lake Region at 11 a.m. The Red Riots also play Greely at 5 p.m. Scarborough meets Greely at 12:30 p.m. and Cheverus at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Scarborough and Yarmouth play at 2 p.m. Thursday, South Portland meets Susan Wagner of New York at 12:30 p.m. On the girls’ side, Cape Eliza-

beth will take part in the Portland High Holiday Tournament Wednesday and Thursday. On the first day, the Capers meet Susan Wagner of New York at 1 p.m. at Portland High. Thursday, at the Portland Expo, Cape Elizabeth plays Falmouth at 9:30 a.m. South Portland competes in a holiday tournament in Gorham Monday and Tuesday. The Red Riots face Yarmouth Monday at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Portland meets Waynflete at 11:30

a.m. and Wells at 1 p.m. Scarborough’s tournament schedule wasn’t available. Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland take part in the 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational, which will be contested at several locations from Monday through Thursday. On Monday at Portland Ice Arena, Cape Elizabeth and Cumberland (R.I.) play at 6 p.m.At Biddeford, Scarborough faces Newington/Berlin (Conn.)

at 4 p.m. Tuesday at PIA, South Portland plays North Broward Prep (Fla.) at 4 p.m. At MHG Arena in Saco, Cape Elizabeth meets Berlin (N.H.) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at PIA, South Portland plays Cumberland (R.I.) at 12 p.m. At USM in Gorham, South Portland plays Gorham at 4 p.m. Thursday at MHG, Scarborough meets Hampton (New Brunswick) at noon. Cape Elizabeth plays Lowell (Mass.) at 2 p.m. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net


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Season from previous page good players. Our defense is our offense. Everyone just played well. We just kept our heads in it and really focused on protecting the ball, getting to the line and making our free throws. We were confident.” “We’ll show up every night,” added Red Storm third-year coach Joe Johnson. “People will have to prepare for us. We won’t sneak up on anyone. People will have to come out and check out the Red Storm.” Scarborough played at Noble Thursday in their final game before the holiday break. “We’ve come a long way, but we still have a ton of work to do,” Bean said. “We’ll work hard in practice and keep getting better. The sky’s the limit.” South Portland and Cape Elizabeth also won their opening games. The new-look Red Riots opened with a 53-41 home win over Biddeford, then rolled at Windham (47-31) and at Massabesic (73-56). Senor Vukasin Vignjevic had 17 points and sophomore Tanner Hyland added 14 against the Eagles. Vignjevic had 21 points against the Mustangs. Junior Logan Gaddar added 10. South Portland was

home against Sanford in its 2010 finale Tuesday. The Capers rolled at Wells, 60-41, in their first game. Last week, Cape Elizabeth defeated host Poland (56-52), visiting Lake Region (71-36) and host Fryeburg (55-41). Against the Knights, senior Theo Bowe went off for 26 points, while classmate Cam Brown added 17. Bowe was even more impressive against the Lakers, scoring 15 of his 28 points during a 30-7 third quarter run which allowed the Capers to go from nine points up to a 59-27 advantage. Bowe had 27 more at the Raiders, while Brown added 14. The Capers hosted Yarmouth Tuesday. Greater Portland Christian School is 1-3 to date. After opening with a 51-45 (overtime) triumph over host Pine Tree, the Lions lost to Rangeley (47-36), A.R. Gould (64-49) and Seacoast (42-27). Ben Hammond had 14 points versus Pine Tree and 21 points and 16 rebounds against A.R. Gould. Hammond added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Jacob Rudolph scored nine points and added 13 boards against Seacoast. “It was a closely played game,” said GPCS coach Len MacPhee, on the Seacoast loss. “We battled them on the boards and did well inside. We played my defense and forced them to win with someone besides their main star.”

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The Lions are at Sacopee Jan. 5.

Girls’ basketball On the girls’ side, despite having an abundance of new players, Cape Elizabeth is off to a surprising 3-1 start. The Capers opened with a 39-26 home win over Wells, then beat visiting Poland, 3330 (junior Kayla Raftice scored 10 points and added 14 rebounds). After a 48-20 loss at Lake Region (Raftice had eight points), Cape Elizabeth held off visiting Fryeburg, 36-30. Senior Emily Donovan had 11 points and Raftice added 10. The Capers went to Yarmouth in their 2010 finale Tuesday. Defending Class A champion Scarborough has yet to win in 201011. The Red Storm have lost to Gorham (59-42), Massabesic (49-41) and Deering (68-33), in a rematch of last year’s thrilling regional final. Sophomore Maria Philbrick had 10 points against the Mustangs. Junior Mo Hannan had 10 points versus the Rams. Scarborough hoped to get in the win column Tuesday at Marshwood or Thursday at home versus Biddeford. South Portland is 2-1 to date. After winning, 72-55, at Biddeford in the opener, the Red Riots fell, 42-35, to visiting Windham (senior Abby Hasson had nine points in defeat). Friday, South Portland continued next page

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Scarborough senior Zach Bean elevates to release a jump shot over Deering senior Riko Augustino during Friday night’s game at Scarborough High School, which the Red Storm won, 42-28.

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Roundup SP coaching vacancies South Portland High School is seeking a junior varsity girls’ soccer coach. Mahoney Middle School needs an assistant indoor track coach. FMI, 767-7705.

SMCC teams lose to Navy Prep Southern Maine Community College’s basketball teams both lost to Navy Prep Saturday. The women fell, 73-39, despite 11 points from Christina Ricci and 10 from Alisa Sweet. The men lost, 95-84. Randall Laing had 15 points and Josh Mackie added 14.

SMCC baseball clinic upcoming The Southern Maine Community College baseball players and coaches will hold a clinic, featuring hitting, fielding, pitching and running, for players ages 9 through 12 Monday through Friday from

Season from previous page was a 59-35 home winner over Massabesic (Hasson led the way with 14 points, sophomore Danica Gleason added 11). The Red Riots went to Sanford Tuesday and Deering Thursday. GPCS, which beat Pine Tree, 43-10, in its opener, dropped to 1-2 after losses to Rangeley (41-35) and Seacoast (4239). Robyn Waugh had 14 points against Rangeley. Against Seacoast, Liz Garland and Suzie Gonzalez each had 10 points. The Lions are back in action Jan. 5 at Sacopee.

Boys’ hockey South Portland’s boys’ hockey team has started 1-2 against its difficult schedule. After falling, 5-3, at home to Falmouth in the opener, the Red Riots bounced back and blanked Yarmouth, 7-0 (senior Zach Griffin had three goals and a pair of assists and senior Robert Hannigan added two goals and three assists). South Portland dropped a hard-fought 3-1 decision at Bangor Saturday. The Red Riots went to York Monday and Thornton

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the HUB Athletic Center. The cost is $60, which includes a t-shirt. FMI, 741-5927, mrichards@ smccme.edu or gosmccseawolves.com.

GPCS holding winter soccer camp Greater Portland Christian School’s gym will host a winter soccer camp for K-7th graders Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $75 for the general public and $60 for GPCS students. FMI, cspaulding@gpcsathletics.com.

workouts are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at World Gym on Marginal Way in Portland. The cost for the eight-week session is $100. FMI, happy2smiles2001@ yahoo.com.

GPCS hosting alumni basketball game Greater Portland Christian School is hosting a pair of alumni basketball games on Thursday. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. The men’s begins at 7:30 p.m. FMI, cspaulding@gpcsathletics.com.

Running strength program Quinton Porter holiding upcoming football clinic

land Sports Complex on Warren Avenue in Portland. The clinics are open to kids in grades 3-12. The cost is $30 for a drop-in, single session, $110 for five sessions or $275 for the full 15 weeks. FMI, quinton.porter@gmail.com.

GPCS hosting alumni basketball game

Greater Portland Christian School is hosting a pair of alumni basketball games on Thursday, Dec. 30. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m. The men’s begins at 7:30 p.m. FMI, cspaulding@ gpcsathletics.com.

Baseball tryout upcoming

The Nor’Easter Run winter strength program will be held Jan. 4 through March 1 under the direction of Maine Running Hall of Fame inducted coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie. Focus will be on distance base training and upper body strength. The program is open to males and females of any ability level. Weekly

Former Portland High and Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter, who spent a season with the Houston Texans and has been a member of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats the past three years, will hold the First Down Football Clinic every Tuesday for 15 weeks beginning Jan. 11 at the Port-

A new U-14 AAU baseball team is holding tryouts Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Maine Hits in Scarborough. The tryout is open to all players who will be 14 or younger in the spring/summer of 2011. Players interested must register by Monday and pay a $15 non-refundable fee. FMI, jonesandwarren@gmail.com.

Academy Wednesday. Scarborough won its opener, 8-1, at Bonny Eagle, then lost to powerhouses Thornton Academy (5-2) and Biddeford (5-0). The Red Storm looked to even their record Thursday when they hosted Noble. Cape Elizabeth lost its first three outings, 5-2 to Greely, 1-0 at York and 6-5 (in overtime) at Cheverus. Against the Stags, the Capers wasted a hat trick from junior Nick Breed and saw the game tied on a penalty shot as time expired. Cape Elizabeth was home with Yarmouth Tuesday and visits Gardiner Thursday.

after a 4-2 loss to Cheverus Saturday. The team had won two straight, 6-4 at Lewiston and 4-2 at Gorham. Cape Elizabeth hosted Leavitt Thursday. Scarborough’s boys’ indoor track team tied Mt. Ararat for first at Saturday’s Bowdoin Relays. The girls came in third behind Mt. Ararat and Greely. The regular season for track and field begins the first weekend of January.

105-80 score and rallied to win the girls’ meet, 83-79. The girls previously downed McAuley, 116-62. The Capers previously swept South Portland (boys, 102-77, girls, 121-60). The Red Riots boys split their meet last week, beating Deering, 51-43 and losing to Cheverus, 57-51. The girls fell, 92-67, to Cheverus. South Portland hosted Scarborough Thursday.

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Scarborough’s wrestling team lost, 4630, at Portland Saturday.

Girls’ hockey Scarborough’s highly touted girls’ hockey squad is among the best teams in the state. The Red Storm improved to 5-1-1 and extended its unbeaten streak to six after winning recent games at Falmouth (3-0) and at home over Portland (7-1). Junior standout Abby Rutt had a goal and two assists versus the Yachtsmen. Rutt scored three times and sophomore Sarah Martens added two in the win over the Bulldogs. Scarborough is idle until Jan. 5 when it hosts Gorham. Cape Elizabeth/Waynflete fell to 2-5

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Appetizing bites from Maine’s Stonewall Kitchen My favorite Stonewall Kitchen recipe used to be beef tenderloin with horseradish crust, roasted potatoes, and garlic, from their “Winter Celebrations” (Chronicle Books, 2009). But now, I’m drooling over their roasted garlic bruschetta with steak tips from “Stonewall Kitchen Appetizers: Finger Foods and Small Plates” by Jonathan King, Jim Stott and Kathy Gunst (Chronicle Books, 2010). Well, there’s that, and the five-onion dip, the polenta “cupcakes” with wild mushroom ragout, the pork and shrimp dumplings, Vietnamese-style spring rolls with dipping sauce, the potato and scallion tortilla, linguica-stuffed potatoes, the smoked salmon and caper spread, and the spanakopita. But wait – there are more must-taste appetizers in this book. You’ll have to try the cheese twists with Parmesan, rosemary and cayenne; the Indian-spiced cauliflower soup with spiced cashews, and the crab tostadas with avocado and lime-cilantro cream. Jim Stott made the photographs of everything, so you’ll know how to present the dishes. He and Jonathan King and Kathy Gunst wrote the simplest, most detailed recipes – there are 50 – you’ll find for these appetizing bites.

Five-Onion Dip Remember making onion dip by stirring a packet of dried onion soup mix with a container of sour cream? It was good, but this fresh, creamy Stonewall Kitchen onion dip is better. It is made with five members of the onion family – red onions, sweet Vidalia onions, shallots, leeks, and garlic – cooked for a long time at a low temperature, so their natural sugars emerge. The caramelized onions are deglazed with balsamic vinegar and mixed with sour cream. Serve the dip with potato chips, pita crackers or raw vegetables. 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium red onions (about 10 ounces) very thinly sliced 1 large Vidalia onion (about 8 ounces) very thinly sliced 1 large leek (about 6 ounces) cut lengthwise and thinly sliced 2 shallots (about 4 ounces) thinly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 1/4 cups sour cream Hot pepper sauce

The book begins with a dash of encouragement – relax, plan, cook, present, enjoy – and explains that, for an appetizer party, you should do as much as 1 — Heat the oil in a possible ahead of party very large skillet over time, serve some hot low heat. Add the onas well as cold foods, ions, leek, shallots, garlic have plain things set and salt and pepper to out when guests arrive, taste. Cook, stirring ocand bring out the more casionally, for about 45 complex dishes at inminutes. The onions are tervals. The Stonewall ready when they are soft, Kitchen cooks agree golden, and sweet. Add ”Stonewall Kitchen Appetizers: that presentation is imFinger Foods and Small Plates.” the vinegar and cook portant – serve a taste for another 15 minutes, of an appetizing soup in little espresso stirring frequently, until the mixture is cups, they suggest – and tell you how to golden brown. Remove from the heat and make twists of lemon and orange peels let cool slightly. and how to line a dish with herbs. 2 — In the container of a food procesThe book has menus for various types sor, puree the onion mixture with the sour of parties to make entertaining easy. cream until somewhat thick and chunky. Enjoy! Remove to a bowl and taste for season-

ing. Add salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce to taste. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

ahead of time. Cover and keep in a cool, dark spot; it need not be refrigerated. 4 — Preheat the broiler.

Roasted Garlic Bruschetta with Steak Tips When you want to serve something elegant and delicious that can be mostly made ahead of time, this is the dish you are looking for. Stonewall Kitchen roasts a whole head of garlic and mashes the soft cloves with olive oil. They spread the roasted garlic on toasted slices of crusty ciabatta or French bread and top them with thin slices of grilled or sauteed steak tips. Stonewall Kitchen offers some tasty variations and the recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. 1 head garlic, 1/4 inch cut off the top just to expose the cloves 1/4 cup olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper Eight 1/2-inch slices crusty ciabatta, French bread, or Italian bread 12 ounces steak tips or flatiron steak, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 1 — Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. 2 — Place the garlic in a small ovenproof skillet or gratin dish and pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the garlic onto the exposed cloves. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Roast the garlic for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when you squeeze them or test them with a small, sharp knife. Remove the garlic from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes. 3 — Once the garlic is cool enough to handle without burning yourself, squeeze the cloves from the skins into a bowl (discard the skins). Sprinkle lightly with salt and, using a regular kitchen fork, mash the garlic into a thick paste. Add 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil to the puree and season with salt and pepper. The garlic puree can be made 1 hour

5 — Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil them for 1 to 2 minutes, or just until the bread begins to turn a golden brown. Do not let it burn. Remove from the oven and flip the bread over. Divide the garlic puree among the toasts and spread it evenly on each slice. Broil for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the toasts just begin to brown. Remove from the oven. The toasts can be made several hours ahead of time: cover loosely and keep in a cool, dark spot. They need not be refrigerated.

6 — Just before serving, heat a large skillet over high heat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the steak tips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Carefully flip the meat over, season again, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the meat is well browned and medium-rare inside. Alternately, you can cook the beef on a hot gas or charcoal grill. Remove from the heat and let the meat sit for 1 minute. Thinly slice the meat on the diagonal. Place 2 to 3 thin slices of beef on top of each piece of garlic bread and sprinkle lightly with parsley. Serves 3 to 4. Variations: You can add any of the following toppings to the beef: • Thinly sliced jarred sweet pequillo peppers. • Crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese. • Thin strips of roasted red bell peppers. • Dab of chili paste. • Thin slices of sun-dried tomatoes drained of their oil. • Julienned strips of fresh basil.

Susan Lovell and her husband John, a great cook, live near Pat’s Meat Market & Cafe in Portland, with a hungry Maine coon cat and a poodle who eats cat food. An eighth-generation Mainer, she likes shellfish, steak, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, blueberry pie and Moxie. Her great great-grandfather, from Wellfleet, Mass., and his cousin founded Boston’s Union Oyster House and she really likes oysters and Guinness. And Boston cream pie.

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Greater Portland Call for Donations

Meetings

Coats for Kids Collection, drop off children’s and young adult coats, Gorham Savings Bank Falmouth branches, 202A U.S. Route 1 and 65 Gray Road, through December 29, to be distributed through Salvation Army.

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Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.

churches of North Yarmouth and Cumberland, call J. Chadbourne, 829-5166 for appointment, walkins welcome.

Mid Coast Benefits

Charity Christmas Tree Sales

Dining Out Friday 12/24

Ornament’s “Bags with Benefits” community partnership to benefit Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. for November and December, local businesses will donate 50% of tote bag sales, Ornament, 11 Center St., Bath, 442-6636.

Scarborough Rotary Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale Scholarship Fundraiser, 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, until Christmas, Mobil Gas Station, corner of U.S. Route 1 and Black Point Road, Scarborough, sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Sons of AMVETS Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser, to benefit veterans, 12-7:30 p.m. MondayFriday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $35 per tree, until Christmas, AMVETS Post 2, North Road, Yarmouth.

Benefits Annual Fresh Fruit Sale, Scarborough Rotary Club, proceeds support scholarships and service projects, orders for navel oranges and grapefruit taken now through Thursday, Jan. 13, $12 half case/ $23 full case, pick up early February at Passionate Stitches, 19 Millbrook Road, Scarborough, order online at scarboroughrotary.org.

Tuesday 12/28 Shalom House Benefit Night at Flatbreads, 5-9 p.m., Flatbread Company, Commercial St., Portland, Shalomhouseinc.org.

Friday 12/31 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge, Natural Resources Council of Maine, noon, to benefit NRCM, raise awareness on global warming, East End Beach, off Eastern Prom, on Cutter St., Portland, participants should contact stacie@ nrcm.org, 430-0127, for info/fundraising packet, FMI, supporters. nrcm.org/polar_plunge.

Bulletin Board Saturday 1/1 Harlem Globetrotters, with the Washington Generals, 7 p.m., $13.50+, Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square, Portland, tickets, harlemglobetrotters.com, Civic Center box office, or 775-3331.

Call for Volunteers Thursday 12/30 “FairPoint Bundle Up Blood Drive,” to benefit the American Red Cross, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with raffles, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland, appointments at 1-800-RED Cross, fairpointbundleupblooddrive.org.

Monday 1/3 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 247 Walnut Road, North Yarmouth, sponsored by the

“Souper Supper,” Free Community Christmas Eve Luncheon, 12-2 p.m., Saint Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7813366.

Gardens & Outdoors Saturday 1/1 New Year’s Day 5K or 10K Freeport Volkswalk, hosted by the Southern Maine Volkssport Association, 10 a.m., free, open to the public, rain or shine, no pre-registration needed, meet at Freeport Hampton Inn lobby, 194 Lower Main St., Freeport, Marilyn Russell, 6327438, smva.8m.com.

Getting Smarter Tuesday 1/4 Institute for International Studies Open House, 5:30-7 p.m., 28 Maple St., Portland, iismaine.com.

Health & Support NAMI Portland, support group for individuals and families affected by mental illness, 7-8:30 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Maine Medical Center Dana Center, Congress St., Portland; and 7-8:30 p.m. third Mondays, Spring Harbor Hospital, Westbrook, 899-0465. ”Winter Walkin,’” 6-7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, free, Reiche Community Center Gym, 166 Brackett St., Portland, hosted by West End Neighborhood Association.

Monday 12/27 Alzheimer’s Yarmouth Conversation Group, discussing “How to provide an Enriching/ Purposeful Environment for the Person with Dementia,” 7-9 p.m., free and open to public, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, with Darlene Field, 632-2605.

Tuesday 1/4 Savvy Caregiver Training Program, for family caregivers of people with dementia, 1-3 p.m. six Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8, free / pre-registration required, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 US Route 1, Scarborough, Ann O’Sullivan, 1-800-427-7411 ext. 541.

Kids and Family Stuff Friday 12/31 New Year’s at Noon Celebration, 12 p.m., wear pajamas, with crafts and special events; also smaller celebration at 2 p.m., free with admission, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, kitetails.org. 828-1234.

Holiday Sock Tree, hang a new pair of socks on our tree, socks will be delivered on Christmas Eve to the Tedford Shelter in Brunswick, Dr. Angela Perron, 81 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1150, Brunswick, socks accepted through Dec. 23, information, 725-5877.

Friday 12/24 Salvation Army Benefit Classes, 100% of all proceeds benefit charity, Body Symmetry, 1 Paul St., Brunswick, for class schedule visit bodysymmetrymaine.com or call 729-1122.

Call for Volunteers ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org. Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@ bbbsbathbrun.org. CA$H Coalition, Midcoast Maine, seeks volunteers to help Maine families access federal tax credits; free training includes IRS certification, training will be held in November/early January, information, Sharon Ross, 373-1140, Sharon.ross@voanne.org. Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick. Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gallery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455. The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org. Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org. Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the cafè, gift shop or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-369 Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us or call 725-9701. Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick. Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Josh-

Southern ua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606. People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757. Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Debbie, 729-0475. Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Getting Smarter Thursday 12/30 “Political Discourse for Grownups,” pot luck social hosted by The Libertarian and Independent Green parties of Maine, 6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Monday 1/3 Lead Repair, Renovate and Paint Class, 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., $95, includes lunch, Bath Career Center, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, class meets requirements for federal Renovation, Repair and Painting certification through the U.S. EPA, limited to 20 students, register, 373-6995.

Health & Support Support Through The Holidays, sexual assault support group for women, to schedule pre-group appointment or additional services, call 725-2181 or e-mail clientservices@sassmm.org; 24hour support line, 1-800-822-5999, sassmm.org.

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Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521.

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org.

Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ spectrumgenerations.org.

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 7252425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.


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All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to calendar@theforecaster.net, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Musica de Filia New Member Auditions, Women’s Choir – Mondays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.; Lyric Choir –

Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Concert Choir – Tuesdays, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.; Apprentice Choir – Wednesdays, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Chamber Choir – Thursdays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., musicadefilia.com, Cyndy, 807-2158.

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Books, Authors Tuesday 12/28 Youth Poetry Slam, hosted by Port Veritas, 7‐9 p.m., all ages, no cover, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland, portveritas.com, 780‐6767.

“Celebration of Winter,” with DownEast Children’s book authors and illustrators, 2-4 p.m., book readings, activities, with authors Robin Hansen, Jamie Hogan, Karel Hayes, Katie Clark, Amy Huntington, and Lynn Plourde, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3308, freeportlibrary.com.

Films Saturday 1/1 “Greg Stump’s Legend of Aahhh’s,” ‘Out of Focus Group’ movie preview tour, discussion with Greg Stump, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., $16.50, all ages, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, statetheatreportland. com, tickets at Bull Moose Music stores and brownpapertickets. com.

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SPACE Gallery and Portland Stage Company

www.phyzgig.org or 854-0065

Christmas at Victoria Mansion: ”The Twelve Days of Christmas,” self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 26-Jan. 8, $15 adults/ $13.50 AAA, senior/ $7 mansion members/ $5 ages 6-17/ $35 family, no reservation necessary, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., victoriamansion.org, 772-4841.

Music Wednesday 12/29 “Home for the Holidays,” contemporary jazz performances by Jas

Walton Trio, Kristin Slip Quartet, hosted by Dimensions in Jazz, 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29; 8 p.m. $10 per show/ $17 for both,Thursday Dec. 30, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 828-1310.

Thursday 12/30 “Home for the Holidays,” contemporary jazz performances by Dan Glaude Quartet, Devin Grey Trio, hosted by Dimensions in Jazz, 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29; 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 30, $10 per show/ $17 for both, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland, 828-1310.

Friday 12/31 “Clash of the Titans,” battle of the bands with Zach Jones & friends, The Lucid & friends, Grand Hotel & friends, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $20 door, all ages, State Theatre, Congress St., Portland. ”Gala on the Point,” with Jim Ciampi and the Cityside Events Band, 7 p.m. $79.95 general/ $100 VIP, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 7744527, thelandingatpinepoint.com. “Icing: Space Gallery’s New Year’s Bash” with performances by Lady Zen, Dylan Blanchard, Marita Kennedy-Castro and Friends, Over A Cardboard Sea, Kate Cox and Matt Rock, Dirty Dishes Burlesque Review, and Dj King Alberto, 8 p.m., $50, 21+, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at space538.org.

“A Lucid New Years Eve,” with live music, dancing, raffles, 6-10 p.m., $5, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

“New Year’s Eve Party,” with music by Dirigo, Strangefolk, The Boneheads and The Project, 9 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door includes appetizers, champagne toast, Venue Music Bar and Grille, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, 899-4350 venuemusicbar.com.

”New Years Eve Party,” with Tricky Britches and others, bluegrass, 8 p.m., free, all ages, donations welcome, Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St., Portland, 899-3529, localsprouts.coop.

New Year’s Eve with Rustic Overtones and Gypsy Tailwind, 8 p.m., $25 advance/ $28 door/ $50 VIP, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland 899-4990, tickets, portcitymusichall.com, Bull Moose Music.

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Ellis Paul and Band, 8 p.m., $18 advance/ $20 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare. com.

Theater & Dance Friday 12/24

”A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, 12 p.m., $12-

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar $39, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets at 774-0465, portlandstage.org.

tainment, vaudeville shows 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 29-31, $20-$12, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or phyzgig. org.

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”Phyzkids,” physical comedy and variety entertainment for young audience, presented by Acorn Productions Phyzgig, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Dec. 26-30, $12 adult / $10 student or senior / $8 ages under 12, SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or phyzgig.org.

Tuesday 12/28 ”Exceptions to Gravity” special show by Avner the Eccentric, part of the 13th Annual Phyzgig festival, presented by Acorn Productions, 7 p.m., $20, Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 854-0065 or phyzgig.org

Wednesday 12/29 13th Annual Phyzgig Festival, physical comedy and variety enter-

Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201.

Mid Coast Books, Authors Friday 12/24 ”Holiday Stories on Christmas Eve,” holiday stories and songs with Al Miller, Phyllis Fuchs and Brad Terry, 11 a.m., for children and families, cash/check donation benefits the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584.

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The final three shows of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Portland Stage, will be held this week at 25A Forest Ave., in Portland. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Wedneseday Dec. 22.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 23; and 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. Tickets range from $12-$39, and can be purchased via 774-0465 or portlandstage.org. Pictured here is Scrooge, played by Tom Butler, as he is shown the current holiday celebrations by the Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Jenny Maguire.

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Code from page 3 tion frowns upon the practice. DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin could not be reached on Tuesday to explain the department’s stance. Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, said on Tuesday that a special law enacted by the 122nd Legislature allowing the use of construction managers has expired. The effort was part of a five-year study on “Alternative Delivery Approaches,” she said. Eberle said she is reviewing a report about the study and looking into how towns and city’s that participated in the study fared. “I’m not sure what the best move will be for South Portland, but I am currently exploring options,” Eberle said. Gailey said the city is hoping legislators can enact an emergency bill, even though the DOE discourages the use of construction managers. “It’s an uphill fight,” he said. “But I

Carrier from page 1 here are not in support.” Mavodones said he and the other councilors have heard from neighborhood organizations and many individuals, and that the vast majority of them are not in favor of the ship docking permanently in the harbor. “It’s a whole host of reasons,” he said. “They’re saying it’s not the right fit for the waterfront, some don’t like the idea of having a warship here, some don’t like the size.” But Woods, president and chief executive of TideSmart Global in Falmouth, took over the project from Buxton resident Richard Fitzgerald. He said he is confident he can sell it to the council and the general public. Woods recently took a tour of the ship, which is docked in Philadelphia, and said

Bullying from page 1 several high school students were issued summonses by police in late November and early December, two for harassment and three for assault after four unrelated incidents. One student was taken to a doctor by his parents and treated for a mild concussion after an incident at the skate park. “We’re really fortunate that our students will react to interventions,” Auriemma said. Part of the challenge, he said, is convincing students that they can trust the adults

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think it’s something we have to at least kick the tires on and show we’re willing to pursue.” Eberle said she isn’t sure whether such a bill would pass, since the LePage administration has yet to form its Education Committee. “I have no idea what to expect as responses,” she said. Councilor Tom Blake said he hoped the city could work with legislators to give South Portland the chance to take advantage of the new ordinance. Regardless of how it works out for the school, Gailey said the city would benefit from the change, especially when it decides to move forward with a new public works facility. “I think the ordinance is a benefit for both the city and school,” he said. School Board In other business, the council unanimously approved Tappan Fitgerald to represent District 5 on the School Board until the November 2011 elections.

he is excited about the prospect of bringing the ship to Portland. “I see this as an opportunity to unlock Casco Bay,” Woods said. “We could use the JFK as a portal to open up the rich military and shipping history.” Woods said he’d like to see school groups coming up from Boston, retired military personnel and tourists coming to Portland for the ship and discovering the forts, lighthouses and other local military and nautical attractions. Bailey accompanied Woods to Philadelphia for the official tour. He is well known for having been part of the successful O.J. Simpson murder case defense team, but was later disbarred in Florida and Massachusetts for attorney misconduct in another case. Most recently he was the public proponent for Oxford Aviation’s failed proposal to build a jet division at Brunswick Naval Air Station.

around them and that they feel comfortable confiding in teachers or administrators when they feel angry, threatened or bullied. But that trust is the most important part of creating a safe environment for all 1,100 students at the high school, he said. Also, reaching out to the parents and involving them as much as possible, Auriemma said, is an important part of keeping students safe. But it isn’t going to be easy. On Dec. 18, another high school student was issued a summons, this time for disorderly conduct, for harassing a middle school student

City councilor recovering from heart surgery SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilor Alan Livingston is recovering from heart surgery, following a heart attack late last week. Mayor Rosemarie De Angelis said Livingston’s wife informed the council on Friday that he had been admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland for chest pains. De Angelis said Livingston was kept for observation over the weekend, and

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He ran for the District 5 seat in 2009 and received more than 4,100 votes, but was defeated by Livingston by 13 votes. Fitzgerald is the community relations manager at Hannaford Bros. Co., where he has worked for 25 years. The 42-year-

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Woods estimated the project would have a “$50 million positive impact” on Portland’s tourism industry and bring 100 permanent jobs and even more temporary jobs during the two-year retrofitting project for the carrier. The Rhode Island group working to acquire the ship for Newport recently announced a $500,000 fundraising campaign matched up to $100,000 by an anonymous local businessman. Additionally, money from a previous attempt to bring the USS Saratoga to Newport harbor has been rolled into the USS JFK fund after the Navy decided not to donate the Saratoga. The City Council is expected to vote Jan. 19 on whether to support the Portland group’s acquisition and fundraising efforts. Woods will likely have five to ten minutes to make a presentation, Mavodones said, before the council makes its decision.

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“As a resident of Yarmouth, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know F. Lee Bailey over the last few months and he has been gracious enough to volunteer his time and expertise,” Woods said, adding that Bailey is a military veteran and former pilot. While previous discussion of the USS JFK project included predictions of a 10year, $70 million budget, Woods said his plan will cost significantly less. “The $70 million original estimate was much too high,” he said. “We’ll present more detailed budget number in January.” Mavodones said one of the major concerns the council had with previous presentations was the lack of a solid business and fundraising plan. “My general sense of the council is that this is not something we’re supportive of,” he said. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/77273

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Mock trial from page 5 an understanding of the case, they were able to bring their characters to life.” According to the Maine Bar Association, mock trial is part of a law-focused program designed to provide students with an operational understanding of the law, legal issues, and the judicial process. Students develop useful questioning, critical thinking, and oral skills, and ultimately gain an understanding of the area of law in question. Page said students from all four grades participate in mock trial. “This win is special because three freshman were involved in performance roles,” she said. “(Mock trial) teaches the students how to think on their feet, speak in public and it gives them confidence.” There were three captains this year, Page said, seniors Ben Berman, Olivia Babine and Emily Taintor. The group will now compete in the national mock trial competition in Phoenix, May 5-7. The case for the nationals will not be released until April. When it is, the team will rehearse daily, Page said. “This win was an upstanding moment for the students,” Page said.

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The Cape Mock Trial team was saved from the budget chopping block and went on to win the state championship for the first time since 2002. The team beat Hampden Academy which has won the state competition from 2003 - 2009. Mock Trial team members pictured are Gabe McGinn (reclining in front); from left to right, middle row: Jack Tierney, Emily Muscat, senior captain Emily Taintor, Josie Barth, Dorothy Janick, Michaela Forde, Claire Muscat and Rachel Matusko. Back row, senior captain Ben Berman, Max Aronson, Brian Taintor, Gavin Cottrell, Seth Dobieski, Kevin Hare, Travis Delano, Will McCarthy, Chelsey Whynot, Katie Page, senior captain Liv Babine and teacher coach Mary Page. Team members not pictured are Laura MacKay, Will Britton, Seth Queeney, Harper Chalat and Lane Parrish.

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Driveway from page 3 said residents of Stonegate are required to maintain the buffer. “We are left with what is in effect a property declaring itself to be part of the subdivision without any requirements applied to the rest of us, and that is what is disturbing,” Stier said. Malley said he issued the permit in accordance with town ordinances and contacted Code Enforcement Officer Bruce Smith to confirm the building permits prior to issuing the driveway permits.

Councilors Anne Swift-Kayatta, Frank Governali and Jim Walsh recused themselves from the discussion. Swift-Kayatta said her husband is a partner in the litigation department of Stier’s law firm; Governali owns property in Stonegate and is a member of the subdivision association, and Walsh lives in the Stonegate development. Council Chairman David Sherman and Councilors Caitlin Jordan, Sara Lennon and Jessica Sullivan unanimously agreed to table the item after nearly two hours of discussion and an executive session. They are expected to receive more infor-

mation from Stier and Malley’s attorneys and make a decision on Jan. 10. The council asked Stier’s attorney to clarify two points. Councilors want to know if Malley had to review the subdivision ordinance to ensure the driveway permit complies with its standards of approval as well as with the Town Way Ordinance. Specifically, councilors want to know if the provision within the subdivision ordinance related to the preservation of plants and vegetative cover throughout and around the perimeter of the subdivision applies to the strip of land in question. If it does

apply, they want to know if that would prevent Malley from issuing the driveway entrance permit. They also want to know if there were any conditions or restrictions imposed by the developer of the Stonegate subdivision or by the Planning Board in its written approval that would prohibit or restrict Malley from issuing the driveway entrance permit. Councilors will receive the information and review it before their next meeting on Monday, Jan. 10. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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