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                                Volume 16 n umber 6                             Gorham, Maine                                               march 19, 2010              GORHAM, ME
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Schools                                         Blaze	Destroys	Gorham	House	and	Barn	
Budget                                          sheri Faber


Cuts More
                                                A
                                                       spectacular, fast-moving fire
                                                       destroyed a house and attached

Positions                                              barn in the Little Falls section of
                                                Gorham on Mar. 11. Smoke from the
                                                fire could be seen from miles away,
                                                and the flames were visible from the
stacy sallinen
                                                USM campus.



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                                                   The buildings, at 8 Newell St., near
      he preliminary 2011 budget for            the intersection of routes 237 and 202,
      Gorham schools contains several           were owned by Ron Meserve, who
      job cuts, including teaching posi-        lived there with his wife, Darlene. In
tions.                                          addition to the Meserves, there were
   The budget has been updated since            three other people in the house at
it was first presented by Superintendant        the time of the fire, which started at
Ted Sharp in February, and recent               around 8 p.m.
changes in revenue have helped reduce              The Meserves, tenant Shana Damon,
the number of positions lost. Reductions        and two friends who were visiting her,
in force have gone from 22 to 15.6 posi-        Edward Warren and Kenneth Corvin,                                                                                                               Photo credit Jen Wescott

tions, with one new position added,             all escaped without injury, but a dog               Flames destroy a house and attached barn in the little Falls section of Gorham on
resulting in a net loss of 14.6 jobs.           and several cats did not survive. Four              Mar. 11. Roughly 100 firefighters from eight area towns responded to the fire.
   Targeted positions include support           vehicles also were destroyed in the fire.
staff, seven educational technicians and           At the request of firefighters,
5.6 teachers. Some of the jobs are being        Central Maine Power “dumped the
eliminated through resignations, retire-        grid,” shutting down power to the
ments and approved leaves of absence,           house and to approximately 5,000
making the actual number of layoffs 7.6         homes in Gorham, Standish and South
positions. Of that number, 1.6 are teach-       Windham for about 40 minutes so that
ers. The staffing cuts are expected to          firefighters could safely raise their lad-
save $656,569.                                  ders to the upper stories of the house
   Previous budgets have already cut 38         and barn.
jobs from Gorham schools.                          Given the intensity of the flames, the
   The proposed budget of $30.5 mil-            blaze’s proximity to a nearby gas station
lion reflects an increase in expenditures       was also of concern to the firefighters.
of 3.04% over the previous year. The               Gorham’s Deputy Fire Chief
increase includes two interest payments         Kenneth Fickett speculated that the
on the bond for the new elementary              fire, which started in the barn, burned
school and takes into consideration a           so quickly because the building was
$482,426 reduction in state general pur-        both old with dry wood and open to
pose aid (GPA).                                 the air, both of which meant that the
   This is the first year school districts      fire was fully engaged in a very short
in Maine will receive less GPA than the         time.                                                                                                                                        Photo credit Martha T. Harris

previous year, Sharp said during a day-            Roughly 100 firefighters from                    The morning after the fire little was left at the site of the house and barn
long budget workshop on Mar. 13.                eight area towns responded to the                   at 8 Newell st., near the intersection of routes 237 and 202.
   The proposed budget reduces discre-          fire. Firefighters from Windham,
tionary accounts by 10%, resulting in a         Westbrook, Buxton, Scarborough,
savings of $319,000.                            Portland, and South Portland were                   fighters knocked down the rest of the                      are trying to contact as many wit-
   The district is expecting $738,664 in        called in to assist the Gorham Fire                 house with heavy equipment, as there                       nesses as possible but the destruction
American Reinvestment and Recovery              Department.                                         was nothing left but the shell.                            is so advanced it may not be possible
Act (ARRA) funds. The library book bud-            The area fire hydrants were quickly                 State Fire Marshal Dan Young Sr.                        to make a final determination as to
get, a portion of the instructional supply      tapped out and tankers had to be                    described the cause of the fire as                         the origin of the fire. Witnesses are
budget, and some capital improvements           brought in. The barn burned to the                  “under investigation.” They know                           asked to contact the Gorham Police
to school buildings were among the              ground and at about 1 a.m. the fire-                that the fire began in the barn and                        Department.
                         Continued on Page 14


                                                                       “Fame:	The	Musical”	will	light	up	the	GHS	Stage	like	a	flame	
                                                                                                                                   	                              inside theTimes
                                                                                                       Mar.	19	and	20	at	7:30	p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                15	Blotter
                                                                                                                                                                	                        12	Community
                                                                                                                                                                                         	
                                                                                                 Sunday	matinee	Mar.	21	at	2	p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                13	Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                	                        	 6	school
                                                                                                                                                                15		Classified           	 8	sports
                                                                                                          Special	encore	perForMance	      	                    	 4	Municipal              5 living
                                                                                                             Friday,	Mar.	26	at		7:30	p.m.
                                                                                                                             Sponsored	by	 	
                                                                                                                    norway	Savings	Bank,	
                                                                                                                           proceeds	go	to	 	
                                                                                                                       Haiti	relief	effort.	

                                                                                                                               Photo credit Martha T. Harris   www.gorhamtimes.com
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                                                                                                                                                            Gorham, Maine 04038
                                                  Jane knapp
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                                                                                                                                                         E-mail: gtimes@maine.rr.com
       ince the fall of 2008, ethanol-     affinity to water and can reach a point                                                                         www.gorhamtimes.com
       blended gasoline (E-10) is what     called phase separation if it absorbs
       the majority of Mainers have        too much moisture. Phase separa-                                                                        The Gorham Times is a free volunteer-run
received when gassing up at the            tion occurs when the E-10 solution                                                                     community newspaper distributed every other
pump. The argument over whether            separates and the gas floats to the top                                                                   Friday to more than 100 pick-up sites
it’s a great advancement in the quest      while the ethanol and water mix on                                                                                throughout Gorham.
to reduce our dependency on oil            the bottom of the tank. In this situa-
or something that is causing more          tion, E-10 may cause the fuel system
                                                                                                                                                              how To reach us
trouble than good has been waging          to become clogged. If E-10 is going
                                                                                                                                                 	          news editor@gorhamtimes.com
since the introduction of the product.     to go unused for even as little as two                                 Photo credit Andrew J. Sharp
                                                                                                                                                 	         Sports jeffpike@bwservices.net
However, many people still don’t fully     weeks, it needs to be stabilized with


                                                                                     A
understand what it is or why we now        a non-alcohol based fuel stabilizer.             s the new editor of the Gorham                       	      Features ckck5@maine.rr.com
have E-10.                                 Gorham Town Council member Matt                  Times, i’d like to take a brief                      	    of	interest		 gtimes@maine.rr.com
    Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel       Robinson cautioned citizens at the               moment to introduce myself. i’m                      	 calendar	item		 gtimes@maine.rr.com
made by fermenting and distilling the      Mar. 2 meeting that there are many        a journalist and writer by profession,                      	   advertising gtimes@maine.rr.com
simple sugars found in agricultural        stabilizers available with wide variety   although in recent years i’ve given up                                         or 839-8390
crops and wood fibers. It is known         of effectiveness.                         the grind of the daily newspaper to start                   	 School	news lesliedupuis@gmail.com
as a renewable fuel as it is made from        Phase separation creates another       a Web engineering firm. i’m a native of
plant materials that are not in finite     issue that opponents of E-10 are con-     Brooklyn, a Mainer by choice, a husband                                     office hours
supply, like oil. All of the ethanol       cerned about and that is proper dis-      and a father, and i live in a very old farm-                  Tuesday 10 -12 or call for an appointment.
currently used in this country as an       posal of the separated solution. The      house on the north side of Gorham.                                  Please call ahead 839-8390.
additive to gasoline comes from corn.      Natural Resources Committee was              As editor, my job at the paper is to
In gasoline, ethanol performs as an        tasked with a bill this session, L. D.    coordinate news coverage, check facts,                                     subscriPTions
octane enhancer.                           1760 “Resolve, Concerning the Proper      and edit stories. Overall, it’s a pretty                                 $15/year in Gorham
    The use of ethanol increased a few     Disposal of Motor Fuels Containing        sweet gig.                                                   $20/year elsewhere $10 College Subscription
years ago when several states, includ-     Ethanol,” which intends to require           But despite a nifty title, i’m not the
ing Maine, banned the use of Methyl        the Department of Environmental           important part of the Gorham Times.                         	                   editor	 R.F. Sharp
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MtBE) as an addi-    Protection to conduct an outreach and        That role is held by the volunteers,                     	       Business	Manager		Sandra Wilson
tive in gasoline. Due to the ban on        education campaign to provide infor-      people who take time out of their busy
                                                                                                                                                 	 Design/production/web		Jeannine Owens
MtBE, ethanol began to be blended          mation to residents statewide regard-     schedules to help bring the people of
                                                                                                                                                 	             police	Beat		Sheri Faber
with gas in its place. While Maine has     ing the handling and disposal of motor    Gorham the news of Gorham—news that
                                                                                                                                                              Staff	writers Bill Ambrose
no requirement to blend gasoline with      fuels containing ethanol. There are       is often overlooked by larger media out-
                                                                                                                                                                             Jackie Francis
ethanol, tax incentives (both state and    currently only two facilities equipped    lets. since i started at the paper, i have
                                                                                     never failed to be amazed by their enthu-                                               Christine Ludwiczak
federal), federal regulatory require-      to handle the disposal of E-10 in Maine
                                                                                     siasm, dedication, and hard work.                                                       Bruce Webb
ments and market forces have resulted      (in Lewiston and Portland), making it
                                                                                        if you’d like to bring your talents to the               	                Features		Chris Crawford
in a larger number of fuel distributors’   difficult to properly discard the solu-
supplying the product.                     tion should it become separated and       Gorham Times, whether you’re a writer,                      	     Staff	photographers		Martha T. Harris
    Proponents of E-10 argue that the      therefore, no longer good to use.         photographer, graphic artist or just                                                    Rich Obrey
use of ethanol diminishes the con-            The issue for or against ethanol-      somebody who wouldn’t mind taking an                        	           public	Service		Jackie Francis
sumption of petroleum fuels and            blended gas is one that will most         hour or two every other Thursday to help                    	                   Sports		Jeff Pike
reduces air pollution. New research        likely not be going away any time         us deliver the paper around town, you are                   	      School	coordinator		Leslie Dupuis
into the production of cellulosic etha-    soon. With strong feelings on either      more than welcome. We can always use                        	             Distribution		Leslie Dupuis
nol has created the potential for large    side of the issue and new technology      whatever help you have to offer.                            	 assignment	coordinators		Paul and
scale production of ethanol using ined-    emerging everyday, this is sure to be        you can call our office at 839-8390 or                                               Barbara Neal
ible cellulosic biomass, such as wood,     an evolving subject matter.               e-mail me at editor@gorhamtimes.com.
grass and various waste materials,            Some of the information in this        We’d love to have you join us.                                          board of direcTors
which is plentiful and is cost competi-    article was found at the following:                                                                            Maynard Charron, President
tive with petroleum. The environmen-       www.MaineDEP.com; www.daybreak-           Thanks for your time,                                        Susan Bartlett, Edward Feibel, Robert Gould,
tal benefits that are expected from        ingfishing.com/ethanol-fuel.html;         R.F. sharp                                                     Julie Mason, David Willis, Katie O’Brien
the use of cellulosic biomass include a    www.maine.gov/dep/air/mobile/             Editor
sustainable carbon cycle with net-zero     ethanol.htm; www.sciencedaily.com                                                                                          ——
greenhouse gas emissions.                  (2009)                                                                                                office	Staff Barbara Neal, Paul Neal
    Opponents of the use of E-10 point                                                                                                           Sales	Staff Sandra Wilson
to questions about the product’s per-      rep.	Jane	Knapp                                leGal	noTice                                           Distribution Jason Beever, Jim and Janice
formance (3% loss of fuel economy)         (207) 839-3880, 1-800-423-2900                                                                        Boyko, Julie Burnheimer, Raina Lee Cooper,
and its effect on the integrity of         RepJane.knapp@legislature.maine.gov                     Sale	oF	TaX		                                 Molly Lortie, Ginny Micucci, Bob Mulkern,
vehicles that use it. Ethanol has an
                                                                                                                                                 Russ Frank, Jeff Pike, John Richard,
                                                                                             acQuireD	properTY
                                                                                                                                                 David Willis
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Gorham Marketplace
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2010 to Showcase the                                                                                                                    Weddings
Best of Gorham                                        Dede perkins                                                                           Scheduling now!
                                                                                                                                          Limited sessions available.

T
      he Gorham Business & Civic                                                                                                             For color samples
      Exchange’s 13th Annual               iris	recognition	Scans	                                                                              and pricing,
      Marketplace will be held on          offered	at	the	Gorham	                                                                                  e-mail
Saturday, Mar. 27 in USM’s Costello
Field House.                               Marketplace                                                                                     marthat@maine.rr.com
   “We have over 90 vendors so far,”
said Rob Lavoie, Marketplace 2010

                                                                                                www.MarthaTHarris.com
Committee Co-Chairperson. “We’re



                                                                                                                    839-3431
looking forward to another great day.”
   Marketplace 2010 will showcase
                                               iris recognition positively deter-
quality products and services avail-
                                           mines the identity of an individual by
able in the Gorham area. Every year,
                                           capturing a high-resolution digital
thousands of “shoppers” visit USM’s
                                           photograph of the individual’s iris.
Costello Field House to sample food,
enjoy local talent, sign up for vendors’   The unique features contained in the
prizes, receive cost savings on show       iris are compared against a database


                                                                                                                    25% off
specials, and have a chance to win         and the identity of the individual is
lots of money.                             determined. Many organizations use
                                           iris recognition biometric technology

                                                                                                  Willow Tree Angels
   Gorham Marketplace 2010 will offer
an expanded Food Court that includes       to quickly and positively identify
specialties from Amato’s, Gorham           missing children and seniors.
Grind, Gorham House of Pizza, Mister           The Volunteers in police service
Bagel and Thatcher’s Sports Pub.           (Vips), in conjunction with the                                     Through March 31
New to this year’s Food Court will         Cumberland County sheriff’s Office
be Sebago Brewing’s Beer Garden. As        and the Gorham police Department,
always, regularly scheduled presen-        are offering iris recognition scans at
tations and entertainment will take        the Gorham Marketplace at the UsM
place throughout the day.                  Costello sports Center on Mar. 27.
   There will be two stages at Gorham      This is a free service and will be avail-                         Mon.–Sat 10–5 42 Main Street, Gorham
Marketplace 2010. The performing art-      able at the Gorham police Department
ist stage will be set up near the Food
                                                                                                          thebookwormgorham.com 839-BOOK(2665)
                                           booth. if you cannot make it on Mar.
Court so people can sit and watch
a show while they eat. The second
                                           27 and would like more information            13TH ANNUAL GORHAM MARKETPLACE
                                           or to schedule an iris recognition
stage, near the Grand Prize Giveaway
area, features vendors who wish to
                                           scan for your school, nursing home,
                                           church, club or organization please
                                                                                         THINGS TO DO
                                                                                         AT G O R H A M
                                                                                                                    Saturday, March 27, 2010
demonstrate products or services.
Scheduled highlights include: Gorham
                                           contact: Janet Biczak, Vips Volunteer
                                                                                         MARKETPLACE                     10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
                                           Coordinator at 207-239-9755 or email
Educational Foundation’s Spelling
Bee, Moody’s Collision Center’s air
                                           Biczak@cumberlandcounty.org.                  2010!                      USM Costello Field House
                                                                                                                             Admission - $2 Adults - Children and Students are FREE

bag deployment, Gorham High School                                                       Watch Moody's
Robotics Team’s latest creation, as                                                      deploy an airbag                      O p e n i n g Ce rem
                                                                                                                                                             10:00 AM
                                                                                                                                                          o ny - B oy S co u t
well as performances by the Music                                                                                                                                                  s / G i r l S co u t s
                                                                                         Eat! Eat! Eat!                                                      10:15 AM
School of Maine, Dance Studio of                                                                                                                 Music Studio of
                                                                                                                                                                            Maine
Maine, and Greater Portland School of                                                    Win money!
                                                                                                                                                            10:30 AM
                                                                                                                                           Moody's Air Bag
Jukado.                                                                                  Get a massage!                                                               D e p l oy m e n t
                                                                                                                        S                                  10:40 AM
   Once again, the popular “Price is
                                                                                         Pet a dog                      C                      Music Studio of
                                                                                                                                                                          Maine
Right” game with contestants “coming
                                                                                         Open a bank account
                                                                                                                       H    Gorham Educat
                                                                                                                                                           11:00 AM
on down” to play and win prizes from                                                                                                                i o n a l Fo u n d a t i o
                                                                                                                        E                                                      n - Spelling Bee
featured businesses will take place                                                      Watch local dancers           D                                  11:30 AM
                                                                                                                                                 Ca s h Pr i ze D r aw
near the Grand Prize Giveaway area.                                                      perform                                                                            ing
                                                                                                                       U                                 11:45 AM
The Kids’ Area will be set up near the                                                   Get tness advice              L                      G o r h a m Fi t n e s s
                                                                                                                                                                         Studio
Food Court, and will be filled with all                                                                                E                              12:00 NOON
                                                                                         Collect freebies                                    D a n ce S t u d i o o
kinds of fun activities for children.                                                                                                                                 f Maine
                                                                                         Win vendor prizes
                                                                                                                      O                                 1 2 : 3 0 PM
   These activities, along with the
                                                                                                                      F                      Music Studio of
                                                                                                                                                                        Maine
“big money” prizes encourage people                                                      Play The Price is Right!                                       1 : 0 0 PM
to stay all day. There will be two cash                                                                               E         G re a te r Po r t l a n
                                                  VIS                                                                                                        d School of Juk
drawings, and you must be present                       IT U                           ListenR acoustic
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                                                                                       guitar                        E      USM Summer courses          1 : 3 0 PM
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to win.
                                                                                                                     N      USM Summer courses
   The event starts at 10 a.m. and con-                                                  Learn about computers              for your college student.  1 : 4 5 PM

tinues until 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per                                                                              T      for your college student.
                                                                                                                                                  Pr i ce i s R i g h t
                                                                                         Catch up with friends!                                       2 : 1 5 PM
adult; children and students are free.
                                                                                                                     S             Moody's Air Bag
                                                                                                                                                                 D e p l oy m e n
                                                                                                                            This summer your child can tearn up
                                                                                         New this year:                                               2 : 3 0 PM
                                                                                         Beer Garden                                        Ca s h while aw
                                                                                                                            to 18 credits Pr i ze D rhome! With our   ing
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The Friends of the Baxter library donated
the new letters that adorn the main
entryway of the library.
                                            municipal                                                 T o w n 	 c o u n c i l 	 r e p o r T	

                                                                                                      Moratorium on Medical
                                                                                                      Marijuana Dispensaries in
                        a T 	 Y o u r 	 l i B r a r Y	
                                                                                                      Gorham Considered                                                          sarah Gavett-Nielsen



                                                                                                      T
                                                                                                            he Gorham Town Council dis-                        Matthew Robinson expressed concern

                        March Merriment                                                                     cussed a moratorium on medical
                                                                                                            marijuana dispensaries in Gorham
                                                                                                      at its March meeting. A moratorium
                                                                                                                                                               that he does not yet have enough
                                                                                                                                                               information regarding marijuana dis-
                                                                                                                                                               pensaries.
                                                                                                      would protect Gorham’s rights to                            An amendment was made to move
                        Mary Collins                                                                  enact local regulations regarding mar-                   the effective date of this ordinance to
                                            storyteller and author John McDonald.
                                                                                                      ijuana dispensaries since the State’s                    March 2, 2010. The Council decided
                                                                                                      Department of Health and Human                           unanimously to postpone action on


E
     ach year in March, the Friends of                                                                Services has not yet formulated the                      this item to the April Town Council
     Baxter Memorial Library celebrate                                                                rules and regulations relating to the                    Meeting.
     the coming of spring by inviting                                                                 licensing of medical marijuana dis-                         Fire Chief Robert Lefebvre made a
Maine authors to speak at the library.                                                                pensaries.                                               presentation on the condition of heavy
   On Thursday, Mar. 25 at 6:30 p.m.,                                                                    “There are a number of communi-                       rescue vehicle Squad One, which is
author Sarah Thomson will talk about                                                                  ties, I think four or five, around the                   used to carry specialized rescue equip-
her young reader’s version of the                                                                     state who have adopted moratoriums                       ment. Chief Lefebvre is requesting
bestselling book “Three Cups of Tea”                                                                  primarily to preserve their option of                    town funds to replace the vehicle,
by Greg Mortenson and David Relin.                                                                    enacting local regulations when and if                   which has reached the end of its
This event will be enjoyed by whole                                                                   those rules or regulations are set forth,”               expected life span and is in need of
families, but is particularly appropri-                                                               said Town Manager David Cole.                            extensive repair. A new heavy rescue
ate for elementary-school-aged chil-                                                                     In a discussion of creating town reg-                 vehicle would cost $450,000. The
                                                                      Photo credit Martha T. Harris
dren. Sarah Thompson has published                                                                    ulations for the location of marijuana                   vehicle could be purchased outright
more than 25 books for young read-          food or water, he found his way to                        dispensaries in the future, Councilor                    with town funds, through lease,
ers. Her most recent fantasy novel,         a village where he was cared for
“Dragon’s Egg,” was the winner of           until he was able to continue. While                                                                                                                  Continued on Page 10
the Maine Lupine Award.                     there, he noticed the children writing
   The original book is about               with sticks in the dirt—there was no
Mortenson’s 1993 failed attempt to
climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s sec-
                                            school, paper or writing materials. He
                                            promised to return to build a school,                                            Gorham East-West
ond highest mountain. This failure
resulted in a mission he believed to
                                            a promise he kept through his per-
                                            sonal fundraising efforts in the United                                           Corridor Study
be far more important: The establish-       States. Eventually, he succeeded in
ment of schools in remote areas of          establishing 78 schools. This is both                                                           Public Meeting
Afghanistan and Pakistan.                   an adventure story and a profoundly
   Having to turn back before reach-        important lesson about how one per-                                 The Gorham East-West Corridor Feasibility Study is a major transportation and
ing the summit, Mortenson wandered          son can make a difference.                                          land use study of the Gorham, Westbrook, Scarborough and South Portland
away from his group. Alone, without                                                                             area. This area has historically been the fastest-growing residential region
                                                                    Continued on Page 10
                                                                                                                in Maine and as such, is subject to increasing traffic congestion, decreasing
                                                                                                                traffic safety and concerns of the potential loss of its treasured rural character.

                                                                                                                Projections show 70% of the new homes and jobs in Maine over the next
                                                                                                                25 years will locate in this part of Cumberland and York County —that’s
                                                                                                                approximately 35,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs.

                                                                                                                Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend this meeting to
                                                                                                                help determine the best way to manage this projected growth and to provide
                                                                                                                input on potential transportation and land use solutions.



                                                                                                                           Thursday, March 25, 6-8 pm
                                                                                                                                        Maine Turnpike Authority
                                                                                                                                              Skyway Drive
                                                                                                                        (Adjacent to Maine Turnpike Exit 46 southbound toll plaza)
                                                                                                                                             Portland, Maine
                                                                                                                                                     AGENDA
                                                                                                                                                   The Problem
                                                                                                                                                What are our choices?
                                                                                                                                                 Possible Solutions
                                                                                                                                                     Next Steps
                                                                                                                             The public is encouraged to ask questions and make
                                                                                                                                        comments during this meeting.
                                                                                                                   IMPORTANT NOTE: Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary
                                                                                                                        aids will be provided upon advance request. TDD Telephone 888-516-9364




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                 living  F i n a n c i a l 	 F o c u S	

                         Put Your Tax
                         Refund to Work
                         Ed Doyle




i
   t’s tax refund season again. This           $2,700 would make much of a differ-
   year, if you’re going to get a check        ence in the long run. But by invest-
   from Uncle Sam, why not put                 ing your refund and giving it many
it to work to help you meet your               years of growth potential, it could
financial goals? According to the              grow into a sizable amount. You
Internal Revenue Service, the aver-            will eventually owe taxes on your
age tax refund last year was more              earnings, typically when you make
than $2,700. The size of your refund,          withdrawals at retirement. If you
or whether you will get one at all,            qualified for a Roth IRA, you’ll never
depends on your individual                     have to pay taxes on your earnings
circumstances.                                 as long as you meet certain
                                               conditions.
   But if you do get a refund, here are      • contribute	to	a	Section	529	plan. If
a few ways to plan ahead for what              you have children or grandchildren,
you’ll do with it:                             you may want to establish Section
• pay	down	some	debts. In these dif-           529 plans to help them pay for col-
  ficult economic times, you may be            lege. You can contribute virtually
  carrying a higher debt load than             any amount, and the earnings grow
  usual. By lowering your debt pay-            tax-free, provided the money is
  ments, your cash flow will improve           used for higher education expenses.
  and you’ll have more money to                Withdrawals used for expenses other
  invest for the future.                       than qualified education expenses
• Build	an	emergency	fund, if you don’t        may be subject to federal, state and
  already have one, containing six to          penalty taxes.
  12 months’ worth of living expens-
  es. Without such a fund, you might             Contributions are tax-deductible
  have to dip into your long-term
  investments or rack up expensive
                                             in certain states for residents who
                                             participate in their own state’s plan.
                                                                                                                                       “This stunning play still has power to astonish.”
  credit card debt to pay for unex-          Please note that a 529 college savings                                                                           –New York Times
  pected costs. Keep your emergency          plan could affect a beneficiary’s ability



                                                                                                                                                         “MASTER
  fund in a liquid account—one that          to qualify for financial aid.
  you don’t draw on for day-to-day               It’s tempting to spend your income
  expenses.                                  tax refund on things you want today,
• Help	fund	your	ira. In 2010, you           but with a little planning, you can use


                                                                                                                                                          HAROLD”
  can put up to $5,000 into your IRA.        it for things you’ll need tomorrow.
  If you received a $2,700 refund,
  you’d have more than half of what          Ed Doyle operates the Gorham branch office of
  you need to fully fund your IRA for

                                                                                                                                                          ...and the boys
                                             Edward Jones. He is experienced in all aspects
  the year. If you’re 50 or older, you       of financial planning, retirement income plan-
  can contribute up to $6,000 per            ning, tax-advantaged education savings plans,
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  Hey Football Fans,
  Thatcher’s now
  has DIRECT TV.
  ComE anD
  waTCH THE gamE!                                           Key Club Donation to
                 29 School St. • Gorham, Maine • 222-2479
                      (parking availabe behind building)    Operation Tribute                                                      Chris Crawford




                                                                                                                                      Photo credit Martha T. Harris

                                                            Gorham High School Key Club President Jason Badeau (right) presented a check of
                                                            $16,500 to his father, Marc Badeau, Chairman of Operation Tribute. Operation Tribute is
                                                            a New-England-wide program honoring the sacrifice of children of military families.



                                                            T
                                                                  he Gorham High School Key               involvement with Key Club that “kids
                                                                  Club, a student-led service orga-       have the power to make a difference in
                                                                  nization affiliated with Kiwanis        other kids’ lives. Raising money for chil-
                                                            International, presented a check for          dren who are experiencing challenges
                                                            $16,500 to Operation Tribute, a New-          has been very rewarding.”
                                                            England-wide program honoring the                During the 2009 holiday season,
                                                            sacrifice of children of military families.   Operation Tribute distributed more
                                                            Last year, the group raised $10,000. This     than 25,000 gifts to children of military
                                                            year, they nearly reached their ambi-         families throughout New England, New
                                                            tious goal of $17,500.                        York and New Jersey, including more
                                                               These hard working, community-             than 8,000 in Maine alone. The program
                                                            minded students raised funds in a num-        is an appreciation-based program and
                                                            ber of ways. They held a Santa Breakfast      not a needs-based program. Operation
                                                            and Silent Auction, a Bake Sale, and          Tribute believes, as does the GHS
                                                            ran a hot dog cart which raised more          Key Club, that the children of military
                                                            than $1,100. They contacted Key Clubs         families sacrifice on a daily basis for our
                                                            throughout New England and New                country and should be recognized for
                                                            York to ask for their help. Any funds         their courage and bravery.
                                                            raised in other states were used to pro-         Operation Tribute was recognized
                                                            vide holiday gifts for the children of        by Governor Baldacci when the state
                                                            military families living in those states.     declared December Operation Tribute
                                                            Local businesses were also contacted          month. The officers of the GHS Key
                                                            and asked to support the effort.              Club were invited to attend the signing
                                                               Jason Badeau, GHS senior and               ceremony, and Jason Badeau was inter-
                                                            President of Key Club, chaired the fund-      viewed on Channel 13 and 8 news.
                                                            raising effort and realized through his




                                                              Getting	ready	for	Kindergarten
                                                              narraGanSeTT	ScHool                           screening Dates are Apr. 28, 29
                                                                                                          and 30. you will need to schedule a
                                                              Parent Information Meeting
                                                                                                          screening appointment for your child
                                                              Kindergarten Registration and
                                                                                                          on one of these days during school
                                                              Screening
                                                                                                          hours. immunization records and origi-
                                                              Thursday, April 1
                                                                                                          nal birth certificates are requested at
                                                              (Storm date Friday, April 2)
                                                                                                          screening.
                                                              6 to 7:30 p.m.
                                                              parents of children who will be five        wHiTe	rocK	ScHool
                                                              years old on or before Oct. 15 should
                                                                                                          Incoming Parent Information Night
                                                              plan to attend. you will receive a reg-
                                                                                                          Tuesday March 30 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
                                                              istration packet, schedule a screen-
                                                              ing appointment, learn about busing,        Kindergarten Registration and
                                                              immunization requirements, parent           Screening
                                                              involvement, a typical kindergarten         Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday,
                                                              day, literacy and math programs,             May 6
                                                              and what to expect as a Narragansett        Call school at 222-1050 to make an
                                                              school parent.                               appointment.
Gorham	Middle	School	second Quarter Honor Roll                                                                                                        March 19, 2010 | Gorham Times | 7

6th Grade
High Honors:
                       Grace petty
                       Julia plante
                                                 Meghan Hanley
                                                 Erika Heddesheimer
                                                                       Dylan Turner
                                                                       Jacqueline Turner
                                                                                              Gorham	High	School	second Quarter Honor Roll
Diana Albanese         Matthew Rex               Austin Hicks          laura Turner           Grade 9                Allyson Redhunt           kiersten Turner           Abbie Adkison
Matthew Beahm          Nathaniel Rines           Benjamin Hincher      Melissa Walls          High Honors            Brian Rex                 Dylan Whitaker            Amanda Arnold
Thomas Bernier         William Ruby              Matthew Hooker                               lucia Alexandrin       Marissa Roberts           larissa Worster           Jason Badeau
Tyler Bernier          William selens            katherine Hopkins     8th Grade              Collin Bowie           Nathan Roop                                         Hallie Balcomb
Benjamin Bradshaw      Allison sinnett           Andrew Johnson        Honors:                Morgan Briggs          Marissa Rush              Grade 11                  Aaron Bartlett
Tristan Brunet         Cameron smith             Evan Johnson          Christian Auspland     Adam Bucknell          Andrew scontras           High Honors:              kristianna Brown
Hailey Bryant          Malcolm smith             Maxwell Johnson       Austin Bell            Deborah Burgess        Caitlin shaw              sydney Butler             solange Carpenter
Robert Campbell        Jesse southard            Brendan kelly         Carly Bell             Celeste Carpenter      Quincy shaw               Megan Creeden             Casey Galipeau
Alexander Candelmo     kayla st. Amand           Jessica labrecque     James Biegel           samantha Cupps         Elliott speirs            kelly Devoe               Melanie Hebert
Taylor Day             Rachael stewart           Jamison lane          Melissa Blake          kyle Curley            kara stahl                Jessie Dye                Mateo Hernandez
Emily Duff             Ciara stillson            Thomas lawson         Rachel Blattstein      Johna Doyle            Nicola stepnick           Hanna Hamblen             Chelsea Huskins
Emerson Fox            Haley Tetreault-kellett   kayli-susan leavitt   Justin Broy            stefanie Farrington    Emily stickney            kelsie kerwin             Elizabeth laMontagne
Colin Gotschlich       Emilia Viernes            logan letourneau      Tucker Buteau          Elizabeth landry       Michaela stresser         Conor kirby               Nathaniel Marcet
Maeghan Higgins        Michael Walls             luther liang          kyley Butler           Arthur Jebediah        Milan Vidovic             Allison Matthews          sara Martin
Mia kaufman            Nicole Walls              sarah logan           lauren Carter           lockman               Evelyn Viernes            Thomas Moutinho           stephanie Morin
Ryan kenaley           Connor White              Jennifer loubier      Ashley Clark           Michael lubelczyk      Damon Wallace             Grace sunnell             Bailey O’Brien
samuel kilborn         lindsey Wilcox            Jeffrey McNally       Jessica Coffin         Cassaundra Martel      Cameron Willette                                    Emily southard
Aisling kirby          Nicholas Wilson           Brendan Mercier       Ryan Cota              Nicholas Matthews      Alex yankowsky            Grade 11                  luke Tanguay
Branden kuusela        Meghan yaskula            Alexis Miller         April Cummings         Riley shane perkins                              Honors:                   Casey Weed
Jordanne Mercier       Alex young                Zachary Mills         Olivia Curtis          Michelle pham          Grade 10                  Emma Alden                Rachel Wilkinson
Joseph Moutinho                                  Blanca Monsen         Morgan Cushing         kristin Ross           High Honors:              Michael Arsenault         kristina Zarrilli
Emma Niles             7th Grade                 sarah Norton          Thomas Dahlborg        katiana selens         Jameson Crawford          Thomas Bahun
Taylor perkins         High Honors               Olivia Owens          Jessica Day            patricia smith         kevin lubelczyk           Benjamin Baines           Grade 12
Madison poulin         Douglas Beahm             Thomas pequinot       ian Devine             Bridget stillson       Nathan Moody              Connor Bell               Honors:
Calvin Riiska          kristin Benson            Abigail perkins       sophia Dobben          Michael sullivan       Clara stickney            Foster Blake              Morgan Alfiero
Dylan Rogers           Ryan Bertin               sophie perkins        Julia Donley           Alexander swiatek      lia Van de krol           steven Broy               Justin Bahr
Dayna shaw             Darcie Brown              sarah plourde         Cole Doughty           Tyler Verrill                                    lauren Caldwell           kayleigh Ballantyne
sydney stultz          John Ennis                Jenell porter         Molly Dufour                                  Grade 10                  Ember Chase               Terri Bastarache
Colby sturgis          Matthew Esposito          Chandler Reagan       Megan Dunlap           Grade 9                Honors:                   sullivan Conley           Thomas Bennett
Cameron Tracy          Gregory Farrington        F Harrison Reeder     Tyler Eldridge         Honors:                Audrey Adkison            Andrew Ernest             Nicholas Berry
Molly vanluling        Griffin Germond           Cody Rioux            Aaron Erickson         libby Andreasen        steven Albanese           Victoria Geffers          kristan Bowie
Austin Violette        Abigail Hamilton          Elizabeth Rioux       Briana Fallon          Ashley Aube            Mackenzie Allen           Ashley Grover             Madelyn Brackett
                       Cole Houghton             Nathan Roberts        Charlotte Feinberg     Daniel Bahun           Reeve Anderson            Alexis Hamlin             Taylor Buotte
6th Grade              Elizabeth kane            Alicia Robinson       Heather Fields         Joseph Bennett         Ryan Baillargeon          sara Harvey               Melissa Deering
Honors:                Emily lewis               Mitchell Rossignol    Marissa Gallant        kayla Billings         Carter Bowers             ian Hawkes                shanti Flagg
kaylin Apt             Emily peterson            spencer Ruda          Travis Golder          Grace Bourgault        Daniel Bracy              sarah Henderson           Jonathan Foster
Trenton                Julie pike                Madeleine scholz-     Madeleine Gotschlich   kristen Braley         Alyssa Cormack            peter Jensen              Thomas Grant
 Bassingthwaite        kiana plumer               lague                Nicholas Greatorex     Travis Bucknell        Mason Crocker             Brendon Joyce             Adam Hawkes
Carl Bear              Mikayla Richman           Jaymie seneca         sadie Marie Guimond    Matthew Buotte         Brandon Cushman           Moira keahon              Abraham kilborn
Olivia Bell            Margaret shields          Delaney shiers        Johnathan Hamlin       lindsay Chapman        Briaana Custeau           leaha keene               Carolyn lambert
Ross Bellino           Abigail sladen            Charlotte smith       samuel Johnson         Mackenzie Coburn       leanna Dalfonso           sarah kennedy             sara lolley
kayleigh Bettencourt   Julia smith               kayleigh smith        Benjamin keene         parker Cowand          Joseph DeRoy              Alena kiel                Benjamin lord
kailyn Bowie           Timothy sposato           katherine stoddard    Benjamin king          Connor Dunn            Eliot Gagne               Erika kutchmarick         Molly lortie
Emily Bragg            Andrea stemm              Jordann Thomas        karen knight           Jeremy Foster          Ashley Gaudette           Nathan lemieux            Colin lubelczyk
Thomas Brent           katherine stickney        Benjamin Thompson     Joseph lambert         Francesca Gallant      Michael Giasson           James lewis               Benito M Murray
kevin Brewer           Jacob sturgis             kenneth Tuttle        Charlene landry        Meaghan Gilbert        Nathan Goodrich           Amy linscott              Christopher Nystrom
kyle Briggs            Michael susi              Michaela Williams     paige lara             Ryan Gilbert           Taylor Hansen             Raisa luck                Nicholas Owens
Gerek Brown            Thomas susi                                     Jesse leavitt          Christopher Hardy      Colin Mader               logan Marshall            Gabrielle parsons
stanislav Butenko      Zoe swift                 8th Grade             Hannah leclair         Elizabeth Henderson    stefani Magee             Megan Mitchell            Marissa patten-Harris
Amber Cavarretta       Madison Tippetts          High Honors:          Matthew leclair        Abigail Hodgkins       Olivia Marshburn-         sarah Moir                Eric plourde
Michael Corkum         Jordan Ward               Carly Barber          paige lemieux          Daniel Holmes           Ersek                    samantha peters           Corey poitras
Rebecca Cupps          Ashley Woodbury           Emily Berrill         Gabrielle libby        Alex Johnson           Aryn Martin               Mia Rapolla               Daisy portlock
Jennifer Darasz        Andrew york               Thomas Bradshaw       sarah Macleod          Chloe Johnson          Michelina spenc           Caite Robinson            Hannah prince
sara Darling                                     Nicole Brunet         Abby Mattingly         Mckenzie Johnson        Murray                   Elizabeth Rockett         kelsey Rex
Renee Deering          7th Grade                 Michael Chin          Matthew Melton         spencer lapierre       Jesse Orach               William Ross              sarah Robinson
Jennifer Devine        Honors:                   Jeremy Collett        Jenessa Meserve        Elizabeth lavoie       Quincy Owens              Michael seeHusen          Mason Roy
Madeleine DeWitt       Ashley Aceto              Griffin Courtney      Jason Meuse            Darrian lewry          sara potts                Zachary speirs            Eric J. sawyer
Coleman Dowdle         Riley Allen               patrick Crocker       shannon Nee            Jackson Marshall       sabrina Rowell            Morgan stickney           Hannah shorty
Caitlyn Duffy          Anna Barr                 Meghan Cushing        Francesco pappalardo   Bethany Marshburn-     Margaret Roy              Megan story               Elizabeth R. smith
sierra Eichner         Catherine Becker          kiara Day             shanya pottle           Ersek                 yelizaveta salenko        Alexandra Tracy           Thomas stirling
Cody Elliott           Matthew Bennett           Emily Deluca          Gage pratt             Amy McCarty            Felisha saunders          sarah Vail                Cody stover
Eleanor Feinberg       William Bessette ii       Eric Deluca           Jeremy Reynolds        Maxwell McNally        Osna sayed                Colleen Ward              Ryan Tardiff
sarah Flanders         Abigail Biegel            Chloe Gray            Courtney Roberts       Mckenzie Meserve       lindsey smith             Julia Waters              Deanna Taylor
Jacob Foss             Matthew Billings          Madeleine Hamblen     Dylan Roberts          Alexander Owens        Martin soper              Ryan Weed                 William Tebbetts
Morgan Freeman         Mackenzie Bowers          Corbin kenaley        samantha Robinson      Nicholas parlin        Matthew southard          kenneth Whipple           John Tordoff
Joseph Gallant         GraceAnn Burns            Eric komulainen       Matthew Roy            Evan peoples           Alexandra sturgis         shannon Wilcox            Jenifer VanGilder
Christopher Hannon     Brooke Caron              Narissa kourinos      Claire sirois          sydney perkins         Renee Tardiff             seth Wing                 Michael Walsh
Dane Heckathorn        Michael Chapin            Abigail laporte       Victoria small         Taylor plasz           Colby Taylor              Matthew Zagorianakos      kathryn Whitehead
Alexander Hotham       Emma Christakis           Ryan latronico        Colby smith            Darice plumer          Mariah Taylor                                       lindsay Wilson
Cady Houghton          Mackenzie Collins         Hannah linscott       Damian smith           Dominic pompeo         Ellyn Touchette           Grade 12
Alexandra Johnson      kaitlyn Curley            kevin lombard         Joseph smith           Hannah pratt           Bradley Turnbaugh         High Honors:
Collin Jones           Christian Daigle          Rebecca lord          Rozada spiers
Allison keeffe         Margaret Donohue          Joseph Martin         lauren stiles
kyle latronico         River Dunn                kelsey Mitchell       Morghan sweatt         Mcauley	High	School	second Quarter Honor Roll
Nikolas lieberum       Reagan Emerson            Haley perkins         Dylan Truong
spencer linscott       kevin Frazier             Ross pratt            katie Tucker           Grade 9                                                            Danielle street
Videlia Marandola      Benjamin Garson           sydney prindle        Matthew Vail           Honors:                       Grade 11
Matthew McCarty        Tucker Gasowski           Jessica Rexrode       logan Weaver           lindsey Chadburn              Honors:
Hannah Meserve         Julia Gaudette            Rona sayed            lukas Willoughby       Anna Richard                  Caroline Fogarty
Gordon Murray          Hannah Goriss             Joshua slater         Owen Wright                                          sophia lawton
Jason Nagy             leah Grams                Hannah southard
Marlo pappalardo       isabelle Grant            shelby stack
Robert pellerin        Morgan Hager-perry        lydia story
                                                                                              Village	School	explores	
                                                                                              the	world	of	work
cheverus	High	School	First semester Honor Roll                                                The Village school Career Fair was held on
                                                                                              Feb. 25. The purpose of the fair is to educate
Grade 9                        Grade 10                         Grade 12
High Honors:                   Honors:                          High Honors:                  students about possible careers and the
ian lawson                     Christa para                     Meegan Daigler                life-long usefulness of reading and math
Mina para                      Alissandra saxton                Honors:                       skills in the world of work. Nineteen parents
Honors:                                                         Brianna Amato
Trebor lawton                  Grade 11                         Regina Arey                   brought artifacts, tools and information about
Hayley Morin                   High Honors:                     Treasa Arey                   their own careers to share with the more
Warren Murray                  Jin-Hwan Jang                    lauren peter                  than 80 students who attended. Courtney
iain Whitis                    Honors:                          Julie smith
                               Joseph Dellasala                 sara steinmetz
                                                                                              Brent, Avery Germond and Grace Terry
                               Austin Hayes                                                   explored the lobster exhibition brought by
                               Joseph lastoria                                                parnell Terry, a school department mainte-
                               Colin Walker                                                   nance worker and part-time lobsterman.                                               Photo credit Michael Lortie
                                                            sports
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laurels	for	the	GHS	Girls’	Basketball	program
                                                                                                                                                               GHS	winter	Sports	wrap-up	
                                                                                                                                                               part	ii	               Jeff pike



                                                                                                                                                               i
                                                                                                                                                                  n the previous issue of the Gorham                    Eagle and scarborough, which all had 50
                                                                                                                                                                  Times, we presented wrap-ups on the                   or more girls on their squads. looking to
                                                                                                                                                                  boys’ basketball team as well as the                  next year, we graduate a very talented group
                                                                                                                                                               boys’ and girls’ hockey teams. In this                   of seniors, but this year’s group of juniors,
                                                                                                                                                               issue, we take a look at the boys’ and                   sophomores and freshman has a lot of tal-
                                                                                                                                                               girl’s indoor track teams. Look for cov-                 ent as well.”
                                                                                                                                                               erage of the girls’ basketball team, the
                                                                                                                                                               cheering team, as well as the boys’ and                BoyS’ INdooR TRACK ANd FIeld
                                                                                                                                                               girls’ ski team in the upcoming issues of              Graduating Seniors: Jake Willis, Cam
                                                                                                                                                               the Gorham Times.                                        stevens, Mark Walrath, Adam Hawkes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John phinney, Jon Foster, Abe kilborn, Eric
                                                                                                                                                               GIRlS’ INdooR TRACK ANd FIeld                            porter, Eric sawyer, Ethan stone and Bill
                                                                           Photo credit Jason Tanguay                                                          Regular Season Record: 4-8                               Tebbetts.
The GHS girls’ basketball program recently received two prestigious awards. The                                                                                Post-Season Results: Finished 8th in Western           Highlight of the Season: The team perfor-
Maine principals’ Association awarded the team with the Class A West sportsmanship                                                                               Maine Class A and 14th in the state Class              mance in a tri-meet vs. south portland and
Award while head coach laughn Berthiaume received Coach of the year honors from the                                                                              A Meet.                                                Bonny Eagle. Despite missing key athletes,
southwestern Maine Activities Association, which includes all of the schools in Western                                                                        Graduating Seniors: solange Carpenter, sara              the team finished ahead of south portland,
Maine Class A. in the team photo above, pictured from left to right are Courtney Burns,                                                                          Martin, Marissa Owens, kelsey Rex, Emily               which later went on to finish high in
sam peters, Vicki parker, Mia Rapolla, Audrey Adkison, Elizabeth laMontagne, Allyssa                                                                             southard and Rachel Wilkinson.                         Western Maine Class A, and lost by only 12
Clark, kiersten Turner, Head Coach laughn Berthiaume, Natalie Egbert, Brianna Nee,                                                                             Individual Accomplishments to Note: Rachel               points to Bonny Eagle, one of the strongest
Taylor Reagan and sierra peters. Missing from the photo are kristi Brown, sarah perkins,                                                                         Wilkinson finished 12th in the New England             Western Maine Class A teams.
kristin Ross, Allie lurvey and shelbi Guimond.                                                                                                                   Championship Meet 1600 meters with a                 Individual Accomplishments: Mark Walrath
                                                                                                                                                                 time of 5:21 and set a new school record               finished fifth in the state Class A pole vault
                                                                                                                                                                 in the sr. 800-meters at the Western Maine             while several athletes placed in the Western
GHS	lineman	Honored                                                                                                                                              Class A championship. she also placed fifth            Maine Class A Meet: Joe DeRoy, third in
                                                                                                                                                                 in the Class A state 1-mile and seventh in             the Jr. 800-meters; Adam Hawkes, fifth in
        During the Mar. 3                                                                                                                                        the 800-meters. Others that placed at the              the 2-Mile; Matt Mckenney, Julian Nijkamp,
     Gorham High school                                                                                                                                          Class A state Meet include Emily southard,             Alex Thuotte and Jesse Orach, fifth in the
    Winter sports Awards                                                                                                                                         sixth in the pole vault and seventh in the             Jr. 560-meter relay; Jesse Orach, sixth in
  ceremony, Cody stover,                                                                                                                                         triple jump; kelsey Rex, sixth in the 2-mile;          the 1-Mile; kamron Alexander, sixth in the
     a senior at GHs, for-                                                                                                                                       and lindsay Chapman, seventh in the high               300-meters; Julian Nijkamp, sixth in the
 mally received the Gerry                                                                                                                                        jump. sabrina Rowell, Clara stickney and               Jr. 400-meters; Jon Foster, sixth in the sr.
   Raymond Award given                                                                                                                                           southard were all conference all-star selec-           400-meters; and Alex Thuotte, sixth in the
    to the player voted by                                                                                                                                       tions in the pole vault. Wilkinson, Rex and            Jr. 800-meters.
   conference coaches as                                                                                                                                         southard also placed as individuals at the           Coach Comments: “We were hampered
                                                                                                                                                                 Western Maine Class A Meet as did solange              by injuries to key athletes including Cam
   the best lineman in the
                                                                                                                                                                 Carpenter, fifth in the sr. 800-meters; Jenny          stevens and Jake Willis who both would
     southwestern Maine
                                                                                                                                                                 Thuotte, fifth in the 1-mile; and the 840-             have scored many points for us at the
      Athletic Association.
                                                                                                                                                                 meter relay team, which finished sixth and             Western Maine and state meets,” said head
      last fall, stover was
                                                                                                                                                                 included Chapman, Quincy shaw, Abby                    coach John Wilkinson. “But the other the
 also named to the Maine
                                                                                                                                                                 Hodgkins and stickney.                                 athletes never gave-up, and the younger
         sunday Telegram                                                                                                                                       Team Accomplishments to Note: The co-ed                  athletes gained a lot of experience that
            All-state team.                                                                                                                                      relay team of Wilkinson and Carpenter,                 should help next season. it also looks like
                                                                                                                                                                 along with two athletes from the boys’                 Willis and stevens will recover in time for
                                                                                                                                                                 team, Jake Willis and Cam stevens, set a               the spring outdoor season. Next year looks
               Photo credit Rich Obrey
                                                                                                                                                                 new meet record at the Bowdoin Relays in               strong due to the valuable experience our
                                                                                                                                                                 December.                                              younger athletes gained this year. Many
                                                                                                                                                               Coach Comments: “i’m very proud of our                   of them became team leaders and learned
                                                                                                                                                                 individual and team accomplishments,” said             what it takes to win. We also have a strong
                                                                                                                                                                 head coach John Caterina. “Considering we              freshman class and the middle school team
                                                                                                                                                                 only had 20 girls on the team, i feel we were          is looking strong with approximately 50 stu-
                                                                                                                                                                 a very competitive team, especially against            dents on the boys’ team.”
                                                                                                                                                                 schools such as Thornton, Deering, Bonny


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                                                                                                                                                               sale.                                                  est gift is the purchase of letters to be
                                                                                                                                                                  Earlier in March, a second such event               placed over the library’s main entrance.
                                                                                             This coupon may not be combined with any other GHOp promotions.




                                                                                                                                                               was held. John McDonald, storyteller                   Make sure you look when you are there
                                                                                                                                                               and author, provided a “Night of Maine                 next. The only way the Friends are able
                                                                                                                                                               Humor” at the library on Thursday,                     to do these kinds of things is by raising
                                                                                                                                                               Mar. 11. McDonald has written three                    funds, mainly through memberships
                                                                                                                                                               popular books: “A Moose and a Lobster                  and two annual book sales.
                                                                                                                                                               Walk into a Bar,” “Down the Road a                        Please join the Friends of Baxter
                                                                                                                                                               Piece,” and “The Maine Dictionary.”                    Memorial Library and help us support
                                                                                                                                                               He also entertains radio audiences on                  the library. For more information go
                                                                                                                                                               WGAN (560) on Saturdays and Sundays                    to the library website, www.baxterli-
                                                                                                                                                               from 6 to 10 a.m. and writes a weekly                  brary.org , or call us at 839-5031 for
                                                                                                                                                               newspaper column. McDonald’s presen-                   more information.
                                         www.gorhamhouseofpizza.com
                                                                                                                                                               tation was greatly enjoyed by all who
      zone
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in	the	                                                                                                               Etc.
                                                                                                                sports	
New england Ski Championship Qualifier:                     Half-Pipe Snowboard double Champion: GHs
GHs freshman, Marissa Roberts is one of                     freshman Connor dunn won double gold Feb.           New youth Soccer Coaching director: The         April Soccer Camp: Maine premier soccer will
24 skiers from Maine (12 girls and 12 boys)                 27 at sunday River in two half-pipe competi-        Gorham youth soccer Association (GysA) has      host a soccer camp at yourspace in Gorham
who made the Maine state ski Team and                       tions sponsored by the United states Amateur        appointed Jim shimansky as its new Coaching     Apr. 19 to 23 for players ranging from ages
represented Maine at the Eastern High school                snowboarding Association. Freshman Alex             Director. shimansky has coached for the         U8 to U16. The camp covers dribbling, pass-
Championships Mar. 13 to 14 at Attitash in                  McCarthy earned two third-place medals while        last five years, most recently for the GysA     ing, heading, shooting, goalkeeping and other
New Hampshire. Roberts qualified for the                    sophomore Andrew McCarthy earned one                U9 boys’ team. He holds an E license and is     skills. players have the option of attending
team by finishing 11th during the Mar. 7 girls’             third-place medal.                                  working towards his D license. He also holds    from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day for $110
competition at Mt. Abram.                                                                                       a state Goalkeeping Diploma from the National   or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for $185.
                                                                                                                soccer Coaches Association of America.          Register at www.mainepremiersoccer.com or
                                                            Hot Shot Champs: At the state Hot shot
                                                                                                                                                                by calling 878-5780.
GHS Grads Help Teams to National College                    Competition sponsored by the Maine
Tournament: Three GHs graduates, Andrew                     Recreation & parks Association Mar. 7 at the
dean (Class                                                 portland Expo, three girls from Gorham placed
of 2007), Josh                                              among the top finishers: Ashley Woodbury
Tanguay (Class of                                           won the 11-12 girls’ age bracket while                                     G orham h iGh S chool
2006), and Caitlyn                                          Heather Woodbury and Michelle Rowe fin-



                                                                                                                       Project Graduation 2010
Butterfield (GHs                                            ished third and sixth respectively in the 9-10
Class of 20077)                                             girls’ age bracket. Following the competition,
played major roles                                          the girls appeared at center court just before
in helping their col-                                       the Maine Red Claws game where Ashley
leges earn trips the                                        Woodbury was acknowledged as the winner of
NCAA Division iii
basketball tourna-
                                                            her age group.                                                             Silent Auction
ment. Tanguay
and Dean play for
                                                            Free-Throw Champs: Five basketball players
                                                            from Gorham took first place in the knights of                          Gorham High School
the University of                                           Columbus district free-throw shooting compe-
Maine at Farmington                                         tition at Windham High school Feb. 27. Each
men’s team while                                            player earned the right to represent the district                              Saturday, March 20th
Butterfield plays for                                       at the state competition in Old Town on Mar.
the Husson College                                          13. 10-year-Old Girls: Heather Woodbury;                                             5-10 p.m.
women’s team.                                               11-year-Old Boys: dennis Cloutier; 11-year-
Tanguay averaged                                            Old Girls Renee deering; 12-year-Old Boys:
12.1 points per                                             Spencer Ruda; 12-year-Old Girls: Abigail                 Many items to bid on such as themed gift baskets,
game and led the                                            Hamilton.
team in rebounds
(9.2 per game) as                                           Village School Gymnasts Continue to Shine:               photography package worth $285 from Demers
well as blocks (23).                                        Following-up on impressive performances
He was named to                                             reported in the previous Gorham Times, three
the All-Conference                                          Gorham gymnasts who attend the Village
                                                                                                                     Photography of Standish, gift certificates to many area
second Team and                                             school secured top-five finishes for their age
received the MVp                                            group at the let’s Make a Deal Gymnastic                 businesses, hotel packages, collectable items, craft
Award for the North                                         Meet in February at sterling, MA. Gretchen
Atlantic Conference                                         Muehle placed third in All-Around level 5 after
Tournament.                                                 finishing third in the vault, bars and beam.             items, spa certificates, $100 computer servicing, septic
He scored 25                                                isabelle Muehle finished fourth for level 5
points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the                   in the bars and beam. Nina Greenwood fin-
team’s semi-final conference win over Green                 ished third in bars, fourth in vault and fifth in        tank pumping from Northeast Sewer and Drain Service
Mountain. Dean averaged 8.1 points per                      floor at level 7. All three train at the Maine
game, led the team in steals (34), and was                  Academy of Gymnastics in Westbrook.
second in three-point field goals (52). For the
                                                                                                                     and much more. Please join us as we raise money for
Husson College team, Butterfield was third                  Correction: in the last issue of the Gorham
in assists (57) and steals (43) as one of the               Times, it was reported that Heather Woodbury             our seniors to provide them a fun, safe, chemical-free
team’s top players off the bench.                           finished second in the 9-10 girls’ age bracket
                                                            of the regional Hot shot Competition Feb. 20
GHS Seniors Shine At All-Star Game: Two                     at south portland High school. Woodbury was              event following their graduation in June.
Gorham senior basketball players helped                     actually the winner of that event.
their teams to victories in the Western Maine
Class A All-star games Mar. 3 at Deering
High school. in the girls’ game, Kristi Brown
scored 13 points in an 85-58 win while Jon
day scored 10 points in a 118-95 win in the
boys’ game.



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                 Gorham Football Boosters presents:                               dan Smith, 2009 graduate of Gorham High School, recently received his Eagle scout
                                                                                  badge for the coordination and building of a shelter for the ice skating rink at Gorham’s
                     Some Enchanted                                               Narragansett school. Dan had help from several scouts as well as generous contributions
                                                                                  from area businesses, including Home Depot, phinney lumber, ODAT, Gorham sand and
                         Evening                                                  Gravel, and Town & Country Cabinets. Dan has been active in scouts for 12 years and
                  A Father & Daughter Dance                                       has diligently worked toward this final goal of Eagle scout—the highest rank that can be
                        A formal dance for girls of any age                       attained by scouts, and an honor shared by only four percent of youth who join scouting.
                                                                                  He is currently enrolled at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire, where he will be
                                                                                  studying airport management. After graduation, he intends to join the Air Force.
                             Saturday, April 10, 2010
                                  7pm to 10pm
                             Gorham Middle School                                 Town	council	                              from   Page 4

                                $12.00 per person                                 federal grant, or with either a 15- or                        consideration.
                         Music by Common Ground                                   20-year bond.                                                    “I think it only makes sense in the
                                                                                      Council members also discussed a                          best interests of the taxpayers to pro-
                       A professional photographer will be available
                                                                                  petition from Mary Jane LeCours asking                        tect that roadway,” he said.
             Mom’s can come and be paparazzi while guests walk the red carpet     the Town to impose weight limits on                              The Council unanimously decided to
                                                                                  McLellan Road after a public hearing in                       accept the petition for later discussion.
                                 Tickets available                                which a resident of the area spoke in                            Additional items addressed at the
                                            at
                                                                                  support of the petition. The resident                         March meeting include:
                                  The Bookworm                                    attested to the road damage that has                          • Four-year-old Joseph Lamoin was
                                Monday-Saturday 10-5                              occurred due to the increased flow of                           presented with an award from Chief
                                        &
                                                                                  traffic of heavy vehicles coming from                           Lefebvre for his actions in getting his
                           Gorham Marketplace 2010                                the bypass.                                                     family out of their home during a fire
                      March 27, 2010 Costello Field House, USM                        “Taking trucks or vehicles from one                         in the early morning hours.
                         Gorham Football Boosters Booth
                                                                                  road just moves the problem to another                        • Council unanimously agreed to appro-
            Advanced tickets recommended. Limited tickets available at the door   road. There are consequences when we                            priate $75,000 from the Finance
                                                                                  limit weight or restrict certain vehicles,”                     Server/Computer Upgrade reserve
                                                                                  said Councilor Robinson.                                        account for TRIO financial software
                                                                                      Councilor Noah Miner advised that                           and hardware. Town Manager David
                                                                                  Council should take this petition into                          Cole stated that TRIO was the least
                                                                                                                                                  costly of the options presented to the
                                                                                                                                                  Town.
                                                                                              !""#$%&&#'                                        • An action to consider referring a pro-
                                                                                                                                                  posal to adjust fees for rescue service
                                                                                                                                                  to the Finance Committee for their
                                                                                                                                                  review and recommendation was
                                                                                                                                                  passed.
                                                                                                                                                • Action to consider a request to accept
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                                                                                                                                     above garage!
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                                                                                                                                     Big Sebago Lake.
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community
dean’s	list                                          Association Regional Festival this past
                                                     weekend at Windham High school. Aaron
Robert Connolly and Joseph Williams,                 Bartlett and KC Perkins were named to
both of Gorham, were recently named                  the All Festival Cast for their individual
to the Dean’s list at Maine Maritime                 performances. in addition, Gorham High
Academy in Castine. Connolly is major-               school received a special commendation
ing in Marine Engineering Technology                 for Megan Mitchell’s scenery Design and
and Williams in Marine Transportation                set Execution.
Operations.
                                                     lauren Carter,
Matt Fenton (GHs ’08), was named to the              8th grader at
president’s list for the fall 2009 semester          Gorham Middle
at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He             School, has
is a sophomore majoring in Economics/                been nominated,
Finance and the son of Mike and sue                                                                    welcoming	the	next	generation	of	Gorham	friends… Best friends since meeting each
                                                     interviewed and                                   other in first grade at Narragansett school, Gorham moms kristen Berdan and Terry
Fenton.
                                                     accepted to                                       Mooers are proud to announce the birth of their daughters born on the same weekend at
Kasey Gallant (GHs ‘07), was named to                participate as a                                  MMC. Their first “playdate” was conveniently held at the hospital!
the Dean’s list at Elmira College for the            member of the people to people student
2009 fall semester. she is the daughter              Ambassador program in Europe this sum-            parents derek and Kristen Berdan of Gorham proudly announce the birth of their daugh-
of Mary and Marc Gallant and major-                  mer. The program promotes international           ter Kyra Jane, (above, left) born Jan. 28, and weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. Grandparents:
ing in Foreign languages spanish and                 understanding and leadership skills among         Tom and Margaret Butler of Vero Beach Florida (formerly of Gorham); Marty and Cindy
sociology and Anthropology.                          America’s youth. The 20-day experience            Berdan of lakeway, Texas. Great-grandparents: Don and Martha Butler of Vero Beach
                                                                                                       Florida; Doris Hudson of Altus, Oklahoma. parents Nick and Terry Mooers of Gorham
                                                     will take her to England, France, Belgium,
Kyle donaldson (GHs ‘08), was named to                                                                 proudly announce the birth of their daughter lillias Ann, (above, right) born Jan. 30, and
                                                     the Netherlands and switzerland, where
the Dean’s list at st lawrence University                                                              weighing in at 7 lbs. 7 oz. Grandparents: David and Betty sands of Gorham; lisa and Allen
                                                     she will meet government officials, interact      Cox of Buxton. Great-grandparents: Joan Clark of Gorham; Maxine and Edwin Mooers Jr.
for the 2009 fall semester.
                                                     with students, and stay with host families.       of portland; and Great-great-grandfather Edwin Mooers sr. of Buxton.
                                                     in addition to the funds that she has grate-
of	interest                                          fully received from area businesses, Carter
                                                                                                       scrapbook to your heart’s content and                Gorham Middle School will present
                                                     plans on having a car wash at Carter’s
Joseph Kerwin. d.C., participated in the                                                               help raise money for Gorham High School              Kamp KAoS, a musical about a sum-
annual part ii Test Committee meeting                Auto in Gorham to help defray the costs.
                                                                                                       Project Graduation 2010. pam irish, a                mer camp/radio station that is overrun
held in February at the National Board of                                                              Creative Memories Consultant, will lead a            by herds of mice due to an abnormal
Chiropractic Examiners in Greeley, CO.               There will be a Gorham Block Party on
                                                                                                       2010 fundraiser and give a free 15-minute            weather pattern. The musical is Thursday,
                                                     saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                       workshop on scrapbooking. Beginner                   Mar. 25 and saturday, Mar. 27 at 7:30 in
Gorham resident and fine art photog-                 All businesses interested in participating
                                                                                                       and seasoned “scrappers” welcome on                  the Gorham Middle school Auditorium.
rapher, doug Wood, currently has a                   should please e-mail jon@greatfallsinc.com
                                                                                                       saturday, Mar. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at           Tickets $5. FMi, 222-1206.
number of his juried images on display               or call 839-2744 for more information.
                                                                                                       st. Anne’s Church in Gorham. Continental
in Damariscotta, portland and Boothbay                                                                 breakfast and refreshments available along           Five teams from Gorham will be partici-
Harbor galleries. FMi, visit www.doug-               St. Anne’s Church in Gorham invites
                                                                                                       with raffles, door prizes and bake sale.             pating in Maine’s odyssey of the Mind
woodphotography.com.                                 the entire community to join their parish
                                                                                                       $15. FMi, call pam 671-8025 or 892-7720              annual state tournament on Mar. 20 at
                                                     for the telling of the passover story, a
                                                                                                       or pammatt2@maine.rr.com.                            sanford High school, sanford Junior High
Congratulations to the cast and crew of              complete seder meal, the four questions,
                                                                                                                                                            school and the Memorial Gym between 8
“Fourteen lines” for their outstanding               the ten plagues, and the innumerable
                                                                                                       The exhibition, “Patches Within                      a.m. and 3 p.m. with a closing ceremony
performance at Maine principals’                        verses of the traditional seder songs
                                                                                                       Proximity: Cole Caswell and Jessica                  at 4:30 p.m. FMi, 797-8289.
                                                          on Wednesday, Mar. 31 from 6 to 8
                                                                                                       George,” will be on display at the UsM
                                                          p.m. Call 839-4857 to reserve tickets.                                                            Gorham Garden Club will meet on
                                                                                                       Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center,
                                                          $10/$8. Deadline for purchasing tick-                                                             Tuesday, Mar. 30, at 7 p.m. at First parish
                                                                                                       portland, from Mar. 12 through Apr. 30.
                                                          ets is Mar. 20th.                                                                                 Church. libby Jordan, Floral Designer,
                                                                                                       Area Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
                                                                                                       Mondays through Fridays, but will not                will speak on the subject of Floral
                                                                                                       open if UsM is closed for storms. Hours              Arrangements. public welcome.
                                                                                                       during spring break, Monday, Mar. 22 to
                                                                                                       Friday, Mar.26, are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                       easter Services
Anchor Missionary Fellowship                Gorham Baptist Church – 12 to 3       little Falls Baptist Church              Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday seder              service – 7 p.m.
Route 22 / Broadturn Rd.,                   p.m.                                  Gray Rd., Gorham                           service with children – 5:30 p.m.       Apr. 4 – Easter sunday sunrise
  scarborough                             Apr. 4 – sunrise service at Fort Hill   pastor Tony Bafiades, 892-4240           Apr. 2 – Good Friday Reflection &           service at the scarborough Free
pastor Bill keef, 839-5922                  – 6 a.m. with breakfast to follow     Mar. 28 – palm sunday – 10 a.m.            prayer 12 to 3 p.m.; stations of          Will Baptist Church – 6 a.m.;
Apr. 4 – Easter sunday – 10 a.m.            at Fellowship Hall; Easter sunday     Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday service –         the Cross – 3 p.m.; service with          sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m.
                                            service – 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.           7 p.m., potluck supper – 6 p.m.          Veneration – 7 p.m.
Cressey Road united Methodist                                                     Apr. 2 – Good Friday service – 6:30      Apr. 4 – Easter sunday service – 8        united Church of Christ at North
  Church                                  Galilee Baptist Church                    p.m.                                     and 10 a.m.                               Gorham
81 Cressey Rd., Gorham                    317 Main st., Gorham                    Apr. 4 – Breakfast at 9 a.m.; Easter                                               4 standish Neck Rd., Gorham
Rev. linwood Arnold, 839-3111             Rev. David Christensen, 839-6985          sunday service – 10 a.m.               St. Anne’s Catholic Church                Rev. Richard small and David Butler,
Mar. 28 – palm sunday – 9 & 10:30         Apr. 2 – Good Friday service – 7 p.m.                                            299 Main st., Gorham                        892-5363
  a.m.                                    Apr. 4 – Easter sunday service –        Redeemer evangelical lutheran            Rev. lawrence Conley, 839-4857            Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday – 7 p.m.           10:30 a.m.                              Church                                 Mar. 28 – palm sunday and Blessing          – 7 p.m.
Apr. 2 – Good Friday services at                                                  410 Main st., Gorham                       of palms – 8 and 11 a.m.                Apr. 4 – Easter sunrise service
  south Gorham Baptist Church – 12        Grace Bible Church                      Rev. Edward Balfour, 839-7100            Mar. 31 – seder Meal – 6 to 8 p.m.          (Atwood’s) – 6 a.m. followed by
  to 3 p.m.                               74 Deering Rd., Gorham                  Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday seder (call     Apr. 1 – Holy Thursday Mass of the          pancake breakfast; Easter sunday
Apr. 4 – sunrise service at Fort Hill –   pastor Bob White - 839-8800.              to reserve) – 6 p.m.; Divine service     lord’s supper – 7 p.m.                    service – 9 a.m.
  6 a.m.; Easter sunday service – 9       Apr. 4 – Easter sunday service – 10       – 7:15 p.m.                            Apr. 2 – Good Friday liturgy of the
  and 10:30 a.m.                            a.m.                                  Apr. 2 – Good Friday Tenebrae – 8          Hour – 12 noon; lord’s passion – 7      West Gorham union Church
                                                                                    p.m.                                     p.m.                                    intersection of Routes 25/112,
First Parish Congregational Church,       lifeChurch                              Apr. 4 – Easter sunday service –         Apr. 3 – Easter Vigil Mass – 7:30 p.m.      Gorham
  uCC                                     New portland Rd., Gorham                  10:15 a.m.                             Apr. 4 - Easter sunday liturgies – 7, 9   pastor Gary Groves, 839-5946
One Church st., Gorham                    pastors Brian Undlin and Gordy                                                     and 11 a.m.                             Apr. 4 – Easter sunrise service (Rust
Rev. David Butler, 839-6751                 Johnson, 839-6354                     St. Ann’s episcopal Church                                                           Rd. at Hoyt Farm) – 6:30 a.m. with
Mar. 28 – palm sunday, Distribution       Apr. 3 – Easter service – 5:30 p.m.     40 Windham Center Rd. (Off River         South Gorham Baptist Church                 breakfast following; Easter sunday
  of palms – 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.          Apr. 4 – Easter service and Egg Hunt      Rd.), Windham                          53 County Rd., Gorham                       service – 9 a.m.
Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday, Eucharist         – 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.                 Rev. Tim Higgins, 892-8447               Rev. peter Beckwith, 839-3457
  and Tenebrae – 7 p.m.                                                           Mar. 28 – palm sunday, Distribution      Apr. 2 – Good Friday Ecumenical
Apr. 2 – Good Friday service at south                                               of palms – 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.            service – 12 to 3 p.m.; Good Friday
what’s	happening
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FRIdAy, MAR. 19
• GHs presents “Fame! The Musical,”                                                              The Gorham ecumenical Food
  7:30 p.m., MpAC. $9/$6.                                                                        Pantry is open every Thurs. at
  FMi, 839-5754.                                                                            St. Anne’s Church from 9-11 a.m. and
                                                                                             the second Wednesday of each month
                                                                                              from 5:30-7 p.m. open to anyone in
                                                                                            need of food from Gorham. located in
                                                                                            the building behind St. Anne’s Church.


                                                                                        TueSdAy, MAR. 23

                                                        Photo credit Martha T. Harris
                                                                                        • AARp income Tax preparation avail-
                                                                                          able for low and moderate income tax
                                                                                          earners, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
                                                                                          BMl. Call, 839-7439.
• lenten Haddock Dinner, st. Anne’s
                                                                                        THuRSdAy, MAR. 25
  Catholic Church, Gorham, 5 to
                                                                                        • Early Release for grades k to 12.
  6:30 p.m. sponsored by knights of
                                                                                        • GMs Musical, kamp kAOs, 7:30 p.m.,
  Columbus, $8/$4.
                                                                                          GMs Auditorium. $5. FMi, 222-1206.
SATuRdAy, MAR. 20
                                                                                        FRIdAy, MAR. 26
• silent Auction to benefit GHs project
                                                                                        • in-service for grades k to 12. No
  Graduation 2010, 5 to 10 p.m.
                                                                                          school.
  Gorham High school.
                                                                                        • spECiAl ENCORE pERFORMANCE:
• GHs presents “Fame! The Musical,”
                                                                                          All proceeds go to Haiti Relief Effort,
  7:30 p.m., MpAC. $9/$6. FMi, 839-
                                                                                          sponsored by Norway savings Bank.
  5754.
                                                                                          GHs presents “Fame! The Musical,”
• Chicken pie Dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m.,
                                                                                          7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  First parish Congregational Church in
                                                                                          MpAC. $15 person. FMi, 839-5754.
  Gorham, $9/$5 under 12. FMi, 839-
  6514.
                                                                                        SATuRdAy, MAR. 27
• scrapbook Fundraiser for project
                                                                                        • Gorham Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 3
  Graduation, with pam irish, a Creative
                                                                                          p.m., UsM Costello Field House. $2
  Memories Consultant, 9 a.m. to 4
                                                                                          adults/students. kids free.
  p.m. st. Anne’s Catholic Church, Cost
                                                                                        • Bean supper at the Bungalow, Route
  $15. FMi, 671-8025.
                                                                                          22/Broadturn Rd., $5/Under three
                                                                                          free. FMi, 839-6972.
SuNdAy, MAR. 21
                                                                                        • GMs Musical, kamp kAOs, 7:30 p.m.,
• GHs presents “Fame! The Musical,”
                                                                                          GMs Auditorium. $5. FMi, 222-1206.
  2:30 p.m., MpAC. $9/$6.
  FMi, 839-5754.
                                                                                        TueSdAy, MAR. 30
                                                                                        • AARp income Tax preparation avail-
MoNdAy, MAR. 22
                                                                                           able for low and moderate income tax
• parent/student Night for the Class of
                                                                                           earners, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
    Seminar to - GT 3/4/10 11:23
IS2014, 6:30 Ad 7:30 p.m., GHs audito-                  AM                               Page 1
                                                                                           BMl. Call, 839-7439.
  rium. (MpAC).


  Information Security – Protecting You and Your Customers

  Are you doing
  everything
  to protect your
  data?
  Saco & Biddeford Savings will lead an informative seminar on:
                                                                                                      Guest Speakers
  PART I                                                                                              David M. Jacquet, MA, M. Ed.,
  Threats Facing Businesses Today                                                                     SEC+, MCSE, CEH, CEI, CCE, CISSP
  • Types of threats – Malware, social engineering, recent case studies                               David is a senior information security
  • Who is responsible – Legal liability and potential ramifications                                  consultant, practice director and the
  • Mitigating the risk – Simple things you can do                                                    CEO for InfoSecurus, Inc. .
  PART II                                                                                             Ryan S. Stinneford, Esq
  Drafting an Information Security Policy                                                             Pierce Atwood LLP
  for your Company                                                                                    Ryan has been a partner in Pierce
  • Training & Education     • Risk Analysis                                                          Atwood’s Retail Financial Services
  • Communication            • Operating Plan                                                         Group since 1998.


  Saco – Thursday, March 25th, 6pm-8pm
  SBSI OPS Center, 50 Industrial Park Rd, Saco
  Space is limited. To reserve, call Don Lauzier at 602-7323 or email
  lauzierd@sbsavings.com, and leave your name, phone number and
  number of reservations.
  For more detailed information, visit our website at
  www.sbsavings.com


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                                              Budget	          from   Page 1

                                              items moved to ARRA funding.
                                                  Under the budget, the millage rate for
                                              education’s portion of funding would
                                              increase to $10.39, an increase of 2.63%
                                              or 27 cents.
                                                  New initiatives for the 2011 bud-
                                              get include an educational technician
                                              for gifted and talented students, a bus
                      Jennifer Nitchman,      replacement lease, and a bridge pro-
                      SVP/ Director of
                                              gram to identify students transitioning
                      Technology &
                      Information Services    from middle school to high school who
                                              are at risk to not stay in school .
 Q: Information Security: How can I               The budget is still subject to change,
 protect my business?                         as deficit issues are addressed at the
 A: For small business owners, it seems       state level.
 there aren’t enough hours in the day.            “It’s still a moving target, and these
 However, there is one area in particular     are preliminary figures,” said Sharp.
 that is often overlooked, but requires           The School Committee is expected
 your undivided attention – Information       to vote on the preliminary budget at
 Security. Here are several ways in which     its regular meeting on Apr. 14. A joint
 you can protect your employees,              workshop with the Town Council is
 customers, and company data.                 tentatively scheduled for May 18. Once
 1. Secure your computers and servers.        approved by the Town Council, the
    Off-the shelf anti-virus and anti-        budget will go to the voters on Jun. 1.
    spyware solutions will provide basic
    protection – you may need more
    sophisticated solutions for complex
    networks.
 2. Educate your staff. Opening emails or
    attachments from unknown sources
    may expose your systems to viruses,
    malware and spyware.
 3. Beware of social engineering. Strangers
    who appear to be a vendor or
    delivery person may actually be cyber
    thieves attempting to gain access to
    confidential data from your servers,
    desktop computers or paper files.
 4. Have a plan. In the unfortunate event
    of a data breach, know what to do,
    who to call and what might be your
    potential liability.
 Please join us on March 25th from
 6:00 – 8:00 pm for a free Information
 Security seminar focused specifically
 on small businesses. Call Don Lauzier
 at 602-7323 or email lauzierd@sbsavings.
 com for more information and to RSVP.
 For more information about this or
 any other banking topic, please call
 or visit us at one of our convenient
 locations, or contact us via email at
 askthebanker@sbsavings.com.




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     1-877-SACO-BID (722-6243)
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                                                                                               MuSic	leSSonS                                       FlooRING RePAIRS. Carpet, tile, vinyl etc.
                                                                                               VoICe ANd PIANo lessons at my Gorham                10 years experience. Fully insured. Free esti-
                                                                                                                                                   mates. Jeff 615-3472.


                           That’ll Happen
                                                                                               studio. BA in Music Ed. $22 per half hour.
                                                                                               Call paul 839-4628.                                 	
                                                                                                                                                   peT	SiTTinG	SerViceS
                                                                                               SerViceS                                            PeTSITTING. 24 hour care dogs under 40
                                                                                               F. dIdoNATo property maintenance. Mowing            pounds & Dog walks & cat care in your
               Caller reported their wallet was lost when it was                                                                                   home. Call lorie 642-1071. Check out www.
                                                                                               and landscape design. Now accepting accounts
                   left on top of their car as they drove off.                                 for the 2010 season. Call 317-6581 for free         petsittingmaine.com for references.
                                                                                               estimates.
Gray Road woman reported she woke up          fact that it was in the way of the plow.         INTeRIoR ANd eXTeRIoR PAINTING.                     Help	wanTeD
to her son’s father spitting at her.                                                           specializing in older homes. low rates, quality     dAyCARe HelPeR with experience needed
                                              Hemlock drive caller advised that their
                                                                                               work. Free estimates. Call Dave Hall at 929-        to work in my home-based daycare. Will
Nonesuch Road caller reported an ongo-        15-year-old grandchild was assaulted by          4469.                                               need to have references and be CpR certified
ing problem with neglect to the horses        a known subject while walking from the           HouSeKeePeR. Residential or commercial.             (or be willing to obtain certification). 10−15
on the farm. Officer investigated and the     school bus.                                      Hourly or flat rates. Excellent references.         hours per week. please contact Marianne at
state Veterinarian was called.                                                                 kazakshaw@hotmail.com                               839-9148.
                                              Hackmatack Way caller reported that
A male subject called the standish            a known subject came to caller’s house           CleANING PoSITIoN sought by local woman.
                                                                                               Weekly and every other week. References                For	renT
police Department and advised he had          and physically assaulted caller as well as       available. Call pat after 2 p.m. 839-6827.             CHARMING Gorham apt. near UsM. One
rolled his vehicle over somewhere in          caller’s sibling.                                                                                       large bedroom with spacious living room,
                                                                                               e.R. Services. Anything from ground up.
standish and had been walking for miles.                                                                                                              kitchen and parking. lease, references, 1
                                              dingley Spring Road caller reported              Affordable rates. Mulching, tree work, lawn/
                                                                                                                                                      month security deposit. No smoking or
County sheriff believed the accident actu-                                                     plant installations, patios, walkways, etc. Call
                                              that three people came to their door                                                                    pets. $750 incl. heat and hot water. FMi
ally happened in Gorham.                                                                       anytime. 347-1405.                                     839-3015.
                                              stating that someone was going to
Main St. caller requested to speak with       murder the people in the house and then
an officer regarding a female who was         kill themselves.
not “with it” who was at a local conve-
                                              Shirley lane caller reported that their
nience store and stated she was walking
                                              neighbor had moved out and left cats
to Rochester, New Hampshire.
                                              behind in the house.
A representative from Rent-A-Center
                                              dingley Spring Road caller reported that
requested to speak to an officer as a
                                              someone had gone by caller’s residence
renter was refusing to return property.
                                              on a snowmobile going at least 80 miles
Preble St. caller reported that kids were     per hour.
screaming— “party type screaming”—
                                              South Gorham Crossing caller noticed
outside on preble street.
                                              a couple of suspicious trucks had pulled
School St. caller reported that their vehi-   into the parking lot as caller was leaving
cle had been stolen by the plow company.      work. Caller found it odd as the business
Their vehicle had been towed due to the       was closed for the night.




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       13TH ANNUAL GORHAM MARKETPLACE
      T H I NGS TO DO
      AT GORHAM
                                     Saturday, March 27, 2010
      MARKETPLACE                         10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
      2010!                          USM Costello Field House
                                             Admission - $2 Adults - Children and Students are FREE

      Watch Moody's
      deploy an airbag                                                     1 0 :0 0 A M
                                                O p e n in g C e re m
                                                                         o n y - B o y S co u ts
                                                                                                  /G ir l S co u ts
      Eat! Eat! Eat!                                                       1 0 :1 5 A M
                                                                M u si c S tu d io o f
                                                                                          M a in e
      Win money!
                                                                          1 0 :3 0 A M
                                                          M o o d y 's A ir B a g
      Get a massage!                                                                 D e p lo y m e n t
                                        S                                 1 0 :4 0 A M
      Pet a dog                         C                      M u si c S tu d io o f
                                                                                         M a in e

      Open a bank account
                                       H    G o rh a m E d u ca ti
                                                                         1 1 :0 0 A M
                                        E                           o n a l Fo u n d a ti o n
                                                                                               - S p e ll in g B e e
                                                                        1 1 :3 0 A M
      Watch local dancers              D                        C a sh P r iz e D ra w
      perform                                                                             in g
                                       U                                1 1 :4 5 A M
      Get tness advice                 L                     G o rh a m Fi tn e ss
                                                                                      S tu d io

      Collect freebies                 E                            1 2 :0 0 N O O N
                                                            D a n ce S tu d io o
                                                                                    f M a in e
      Win vendor prizes
                                      O                                1 2 :3 0 P M
                                      F                     M u si c S tu d io o f
                                                                                      M a in e
      Play The Price is Right!                                         1 :0 0 P M
                                      E           G re a te r P o r tl a n
                                                                           d S ch o o l o f Ju k
      Listen to acoustic             V                                1 :3 0 P M
                                                                                                  ado
      guitar                         E                       G H S R o b o ti cs Te
                                                                                       am
      Learn about computers          N                                1 :4 5 P M
                                                                 P r ic e is R ig h t
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      Catch up with friends!                                         2 :1 5 P M
                                     S               M o o d y 's A ir B a g
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      New this year:                                                2 :3 0 P M
      Beer Garden                                          C a sh P r iz e D ra w
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