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                                                                                                        Volume 18 N umber 16                                  August 30, 2012               PERMIT NO. 10

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Tarped and partially enclosed, the Gorham House of

                                                                                            West Nile Virus Confirmed in
Pizza building gets a new look with more space.

Green Street Fire                                                                           Gorham                       Karen DiDonato

Ruled Arson
                                                                                                     aine Center for Disease Control and                People over age 50 are at the most risk of devel-
                                                                                                     Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the pres-         oping serious disease, but everyone should be
Not Related to String of                                                                             ence of West Nile virus (WNV) in mosquito
                                                                                            pools in Gorham. This is the second mosquito pool
                                                                                                                                                      cautious by performing preventative measures as
                                                                                                                                                      recommended by the Maine CDC.
Springtime Arsons                                                                           confirmed to have WNV in Maine this year; the first         • Use an EPA approved repellent when out-
                                                                                            was found in the town of Lebanon. A mosquito pool              doors, especially around dawn and dusk –
Sheri Faber                                                                                 is a collection of various species of mosquitoes.              always follow the instructions on the
                                                                                               WNV is a potentially serious disease caused by              product’s label

                                                                                            the bite of an infected mosquito. WNV can infect            • Wear protective clothing when outdoors,
      olice arrested Jeremy Crouse, 30, for arson                                           humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some                     including long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks
      following a fire at 7 Green Street that was                                           other mammals. According to Edgewood Animal                 • Use screens on your windows and doors to
      reported at about 8:30 p.m. on August 17th.                                           Hospital, dogs and cats are also at risk.                      keep mosquitoes out of your home
Crouse was a resident of the property – a group                                                According to the DCD website, most WNV infec-            • Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk when
home run by Granite Bay Care, Inc. There were                                               tions do not cause any symptoms. Signs of mild infec-          many species of mosquitoes are most active
only two residents in the house at the time and                                             tion, which can begin five to 15 days after getting         • Practice household mosquito-source reduction:
Crouse was the only one in the room where the                                               bitten by a mosquito that has the virus, include fever,        standing water should be removed from arti-
fire started. Crouse confessed to the police that                                           head and body aches, often with a skin rash and swol-          ficial water-holding containers in and around
he started the fire. He was arrested and taken to                                           len lymph glands. In some cases, people infected with          the house
Cumberland County Jail at about 12:20 a.m.                                                  the disease can have additional complications including     There currently is no treatment for the virus;
   There was substantial damage to the first and                                            neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors,    most people with a mild case can recover on their
second stories of the home. Gorham’s Fire Chief                                             convulsions, and sometimes death. About one in 150        own yet more serious complications can include
Robert Lefebvre believes this was an isolated inci-                                         people infected will develop serious illness.             encephalitis or meningitis.
dent and not related to the string of arson fires at
vacant buildings that occurred last spring.

                                                                                            GHOP to Reopen December 1st
   According to their website, “Granite Bay Care
(CARE) is a locally owned and operated human ser-
vice agency providing intensive clinical, nursing,
residential, and community based services to adults
with cognitive and physical disabilities.”                                                  Gorham Times Staff

                                                                                                   enovations by Great Falls Construction are         process prior to installing any new partition
                                                                                                   well under way of the fire-damaged building        walls. They will also start to replace all of the

Stephen Ward 9/11                                                                                  at 2 State Street, where Gorham House of
                                                                                            Pizza (GHOP) has been a local fixture for decades.
                                                                                                                                                      windows and exterior siding, which will make
                                                                                                                                                      a significant visual impact to the progress of the

Memorial Race
                                                                                            At this point, only the outside shell remains of the      job from the outside.
                                                                                            once active business and apartment house. Due to             With the important utilities designed, there is
                                                                                            gallons of water sprayed to douse the fire, Great         now an opportunity to focus on expanding some

Has International
                                                                                            Falls removed the damaged finish materials and            of the existing living spaces. Evidence of this is
                                                                                            structural timbers leaving a huge empty space.            clearly visible by looking up to the roof and seeing
                                                                                               With the interior structure a virtual blank slate,     the six large new dormers that have been added

                                                                                            owner Angelo Sotiropoulos collaborated with Great         to the roof design. The top two floors of the build-
                                                                                            Falls to rebuild the facility and make some sen-          ing will feature two three-bedroom apartments
                                                                                            sible improvements. The primary concern was for           and one two-bedroom apartment. On the second
                                                                                            safety and compliance to building codes so all new        floor there will also be a laundry room for the ten-
Jeff Pike                                                                                   plumbing, heating and electrical systems will be          ants and an office space for GHOP. A new external

     he Stephen G. Ward 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/                                               installed along with the addition of a new sprinkler      basement entrance in the rear of the building will
     Walk & Kids’ Fun Run to benefit the Stephen                                            and fire alarm system. With these new systems in          provide better access for food service deliveries.
     G. Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund takes                                                place, egress windows in the apartments will allevi-         Once the building is weather tight, most of the
place in Gorham on September 9. Below is an                                                 ate the need for the old exterior fire escape on the      work will focus on getting the restaurant reopened
edited excerpt of a story from Susan Ward Moore,                                            back of the building.                                     before the apartments are completely finished. Taft
Stephen’s sister, who talks about the international                                            Eight carpenters are currently working on the          noted that Great Falls Construction is “very pleased
connection the event has this year.                                                         project rebuilding the roof and repairing structural      to be putting this building back together” since it
   “My sister Katie has a friend, Mike Davis. At the                                        issues. Project Manager Jed Taft noted that as soon       has been such an integral part of the Gorham com-
time of the 9/11 attacks, Mike was a former Army                                            as the roof is closed in, they will start the drying      munity for the past thirty years.
Ranger. He had done his duty to his country and
                                      Continued on PAge 9

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Moving Past Ideology                                                                                           Rep. Linda Sanborn
                                                                                                                                                                       The Gorham Times is a free volunteer-run
                                                                                                                                                                     community newspaper distributed every other

                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday to more than 100 pick-up sites
        iven the way things are going in        The last budget was forced through                               my Republican colleagues are leading
                                                                                                                                                                                 throughout Gorham.
        Washington these days, it’s no       by a Republican majority and focused                                our state down the wrong path. Last                                    ——
        surprise that people in Maine tell   on eliminating and reducing health-                                 month the US Bureau of Economic                                News
me they want members of government           care for Maine seniors, children, and                               Analysis announced that Maine was                             Sports
to work together. I hear this every day      people with disabilities. At the same                               the only state in New England whose                        Features
as I am out knocking on doors. They          time they pushed through an unfund-                                 economy shrank in 2011 and one of                        Of Interest
want us to sit down, work through our        ed tax cut that primarily benefitted                                only seven states nationwide. Maine                  Calendar item
differences, and come up with com-           the very wealthy.                                                   should be making progress and adding                    Advertising
promises that will help them find good          As a result of these misguided poli-                             jobs like the rest of the country, not                                or 839-8390
jobs, be able to afford to raise their       cies we are already beginning to see                                sliding farther behind.                               School News
families, and build their communities.       cost shifts that will lead to higher                                   If we want to see Maine flourish,
   The last thing people want us to          property taxes and more expensive                                   we need to work together to find solu-
                                                                                                                                                                       $15/year in Gorham; $20/year elsewhere
do these days is engage in the kind of       health insurance coverage for Maine                                 tions that work for Maine. Instead,                       $10/year for college subscription
useless fights, dogged pursuit of parti-     people. Rather than solving prob-                                   we’ve seen policies that stifle local                                  ——
san agendas, and vitriolic attacks that      lems and working together, we’ve                                    growth, eliminate jobs, and hurt                  Editor Karen DiDonato
we see every day in other parts of the       seen Maine Republicans push the                                     seniors and families struggling to make           Business Manager Sue Dunn
country. Unfortunately, that’s what          national GOP agenda in our state;                                   ends meet. It’s time we tax fairly and            Design/Production Shirley Douglas
we’re now seeing in Augusta, and it’s        from attempts to curb voting rights to                              cut wisely, not tax the middle class              Webmaster Judi Jones
making things worse for Maine fami-          undercutting proven child care pro-                                 and cut services to our children,                 Police Beat Sheri Faber
lies. Policies are being put in place that   grams like Head Start or prescription                               seniors and public safety.                        Staff Writers Sherrie Benner, Sue Dunn, Jackie
will make it harder for working par-         drug support for seniors.                                                                                             Francis, Sarah Gavett-Nielsen, Krista Nadeau,
                                                                                                                                                                   Stacy Sallinen, Robin Somes
ents to earn a paycheck, for seniors to         Republicans even blocked a bill that
                                                                                                                                                                   Features Chris Crawford
pay for their medication, and that will      would have stopped banks from fore-                                                        Rep. Linda Sanborn         Staff Photographers Martha T. Harris, Rich Obrey
stifle local job creation.                   closing on properties if they couldn’t                                                     (207) 839-4664             Public Service Jackie Francis
   As a case in point, I heard from a        prove they owned it. I know this helps                                                     (800) 423-2900             Sports Jeff Pike
constituent that the recent cuts to Child    the big banks on Wall Street, but how                                                      replinda.sanborn@leg-      School Coordinator Stacy Sallinen
Care Connections, which helped parents       does this help a homeowner who’s                                                          Mailing Coordinator Chad Sirois
find licensed day care services for their    being foreclosed on by four different                                                                                 Distribution Coordinator Bill Goff
children, have made it harder for parents    banks who all say they own his mortgage?                                                                              Interns Emily DeLuca, Julie Pike
to find access to child care. She may           While they are good people who                                                                                                   boArd of directors
have to close her business as a result.      are doing what they think is right,                                                                                             Maynard Charron, President
                                                                                                                                                                     Edward Feibel, Robert Gould, Bruce Hepler,
                                                                                                                                                                         Katie O’Brien, Hannah Schulz Sirois,

The Gorham Times Announces New Layout                                                                                                                                         David Willis, Michael Wing

                                                                                                                                                                   Advertising, Sue Dunn

Coordinator Please Welcome Shirley Douglas of Douglas Design                                                                                                       Distribution Jason Beever, Jim Boyko, Janice
                                                                                                                                                                   Boyko, Julie Burnheimer, Sherrie Benner, Janie
                                                                                                                                                                   Farr, Russ Frank, Bill Goff, Lily Landry, Bob

                                                                                                                                                                   Mulkern, Krista Nadeau, Jeff Pike, John Richard,
       ur newest staff member, Shirley          Douglas is                                                          Outside of work, Shirley enjoys
                                                                                                                                                                   David Willis
       Douglas, of Douglas Design, suc-      owner and                                                           spending time with family and friends,
       cessfully put together her first      creative direc-                                                     cooking, and singing in church. She               Advertising and Copy Deadlines
edition of the Gorham Times, dated           tor at Douglas                                                      resides in Gorham with her husband,               Ad deadline is the Wednesday of the week prior
August 16, 2012. Douglas joined the          Design, a graphic                                                   Patrick, and her daughter Hannah.                 to issue date. Go to
                                                                                                                                                                   and click on the advertising link for schedule.
Gorham Times team as the new Layout          design studio in
Coordinator, where she is responsible        Gorham. Since                                                                                                                           editoriAl Policy
for the design and layout.                   starting her busi-                                                                                                    The Gorham Times takes all reasonable care to prevent
   Volunteerism and community                ness in March of                                                                                                      errors and disclaims all legal responsibility for any
involvement are no strangers to              2008, Douglas
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                                                                                                                    Thank You, Jeannine                            such errors, omissions, or typographical errors. The
                                                                                                                                                                   Gorham Times will print corrections if notified within
Douglas. She has been very involved          has helped a
                                                                                                                                                                   48 hours. We reserve the right to refuse publication of
with the Gorham Business Exchange,           wide variety of clients. From a friend                                    Jeannine Owens, the previous                unsolicited materials. All submissions are subject to
of which she is a board member.              who needed a custom invitation to a                                    layout coordinator, was with the               editing. Opinions expressed in the Gorham Times do
She currently co-chairs the Gorham           commercial printer looking for print-                                  Gorham Times since October of                  not necessarily reflect those of the staff or publishers.
Marketplace annual trade show event,         ing projects and a graphic design                                      2004. She worked behind the
along with Jeff Pike from Business           resource, Douglas loves it all. She has                                                                               Printing services by Alliance Press, Brunswick, ME
                                                                                                                    scenes to place photos and edito-
Writing Services and the editor of the       also helped connect business profes-
                                                                                                                    rial, she worked with advertisers
Sports section of the Gorham Times.          sionals by participation and member-
She has been involved in BNI (Business       ship in local networking groups.                                       to fine-tune ads, and she put her
Networking International), where she            When asked what her secret to                                       personal stamp on the paper. We                         AROUND TOWN
is currently the Vice President of the       success is, she replied, “My success                                   thank her for her years of service
                                                                                                                                                                    R.O.O.T.S. Enrichment Center, an
Midcoast Business Exchange. “It is very      comes through my strong faith and                                      and we wish her well in her
                                                                                                                                                                     early childhood facility located at
rewarding to be involved in my com-          the encouragement from family and                                      future endeavors.
                                                                                                                                                                       39 School Street, has closed.
munity,” she states.                         friends. I could never do it alone.”

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Incredible India
Bruce and Linda Webb

      he marketing slogan for the Indian
      Tourist Board, “Incredible India,”
      has turned out to be an accurate
depiction – though not necessarily as
intended. We spent three weeks in
Southern India on our around-the-world
sojourn and the experience here was
indeed incredible. We were a bit awed
by the prospect of spending time in
India because of the stories we heard
about the heat, the filth, the food safety,
the chaos, and the poverty. Our experi-
ences encountered all of these and we                                                                                                                                       Photo credit Linda Webb
are simultaneously appalled and delight-                                                            Street scene in Coimbature, India
ed by what we found here – a land of                                                                   Amidst this seeming madness, we          ing many delicious and exotic foods.
sharp contrasts and stunning paradox.                                                               learned more about the fascinating          Three weeks was not nearly enough
   We were initially struck by the chaos                                                            culture of India, reading about its his-    time to absorb it all but gave us some
that reigned here – to a much larger                                      Photo credit Linda Webb
                                                                                                    tory, meeting some wonderful people,        awareness of the incredible country.
degree than we ever experienced in            Wedding couple in Ooty, India                         seeing some beautiful scenery and eat-
Southeast Asia. This was most obvious in
the streets where people, goats, buses,       real celebrities. A simple walk was
cows, cars, monkeys, motor scooters,          often interrupted by multiple groups
bicycles, horses and trucks compete           of young people asking if they can
for the same small passage amidst the         pose with us to have their pictures.
constant loud and persistent honking of       This was enchanting initially, but after
horns, grinding of gears, noisy exhausts,     a while, it became unsettling because
loud speakers, and people yelling into        it was hard to take a stroll in the park
their ever present cell phones. The noise     without constant requests. We imag-
levels and the confusion were daunt-          ined this was what celebrities must
ing, although it was part of daily life       contend with and we got a sense of
and accepted by everyone. Still, it was       why such folks enjoy their privacy
unsettling to us. After a few hours of        away from the constant attention.
this, we retreated to the relative calm of       We were living in a culture that had
a restaurant or our apartment to get our      very different standards of cleanliness
bearings before venturing once again          from those in the West. We tried to
into the scrum of the streets.                stay healthy and adapted the practice
   After living in Thailand (The Land         of constant hand washing, drinking
of Smiles) and Laos for the past few          bottled water, eating only vegetarian
months, we were surprised by the              foods, avoiding most public toilets,
gruff, dour and pushy demeanor of             and adjusting our expectations about
some Indians. This was offset by the          sanitation. In addition, electricity
genuine hospitality and friendliness          was only intermittently available and
of others who welcomed us into their          highly unpredictable, as the demand
modest homes, invited us to join their        was much greater than the supply.
wedding celebrations, and approached          Likewise, hot water was rarely and
us to ask where we were from or to            intermittently available – one of the
have their pictures taken with us. The        luxuries we had taken for granted and
latter phenomenon made us feel like           one we looked forward to in Europe.

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TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS                                                                          The Maine Crochet Reef Project
Improve Your Home                                                                            Pamela Turner, Director, Baxter Memorial Library

Energy Efficiency T
                                                                                                   he Maine Crochet Reef Project,         There are no mistakes; all creations
                                                                                                   a satellite of the Worldwide           are included as long as they are not
                                                                                                   Hyperbolic Crochet Reef project        unraveling. Baxter Memorial Library
                                                                                             created by Margaret and Christine            had Crochet for Everyone classes with
                                                                                             Wertheim at the Institute for Figuring       Jeff Carpenter, scheduled at the library
Dan Grant                                                                                    in Los Angeles, has mounted a display        in July. More fiber arts classes were

                                                                                             at Baxter Memorial Library in coopera-       scheduled through the summer with
       t the risk of being unpopular,      loss. Here’s how it works: Heated air             tion with Gorham Arts Alliance.              Jan Windsor. Everyone who contrib-
       I am going to remind everyone       from the lower levels enters the wall                One of the acknowledged wonders           utes, and identifies their piece, will be
       that fall and then winter are not   cavities at cracks near the sills, base-          of the natural world, the Great Barrier      recognized at the Fair and on the World
very far off. Now is a good time to        boards – anywhere not fully sealed.               Reef stretches along the coast of            Wide Reef project website www.cro-
think about the energy efficiency of       The warm air travels up through the
                                                                                             Queensland, Australia in a riotous pro-
your home or business establishment.       wall cavity and exits at the top. The
                                                                                             fusion of color and form unparalleled           We also still have free patterns for
To get the most bang for your buck,        wall works just like a chimney, tak-
                                                                                             on our planet. But global warming and        folks who would like to create a sea
keep these priorities in mind: air seal-   ing your costly warm air up and out
ing, insulation, heating system, doors     of the building.                                  pollutants so threaten this fragile mar-     creature at home for our reef project.
and windows.                                  The solution is air sealing. To                vel it now faces devastation, along with     There will be a sign up sheet until
   Air sealing is the low hanging          block the flow of air (and money) up              other reefs around the world. In hom-        September 1 at the library for any-
fruit - substantial energy losses can      these “chimneys,” you need to seal                age to these disappearing treasures, the     one interested in leaving their email
be stopped for a small investment of       the cracks. Start by looking at the               Wertheim sisters instigated a project        address to receive regular updates
time and money. Next is insulation,        basement sills in the daytime. Any                to crochet a handmade reef, a woolly         about the project.
which provides the fundamental bar-        place you can see light needs to be               testimony that also celebrates a strange
rier that separates your heated space      sealed. Gaps at the baseboard trim                geometry realized throughout the oce-
                                                                                                                                                                 Pam Turner holds an
from the outdoors. Heating system          or at the top of the wallboard need               anic realm.                                                         MLS from Simmons
improvements can range from inex-          to be sealed. Next, look at the top                  Members of our community were                                    College and is active
pensive cleaning and tune-ups to very      of the walls where they reach the                 invited to create a piece of fiber art to                           in statewide library
costly replacements, depending on          attic floor. If the insulation does not           add to our display that will be included                            activities including
your system. Replacing doors and           reach out past the wall sheathing,                in the Fiber Center exhibit at the 2012                             the Maine Library
windows can save some energy, but          more insulation needs to be added                 Fryeburg Fair.                                                      Association and
you really should look at these as a       to block the airflow. Finally, look for                                                                               the Minerva Library
                                                                                                Contributors did not need to be
way to improve the quality of your         any hole where wires or pipes travel                                                                                  Consortium. She may
                                                                                             expert crocheters! In fact they did                                 be reached at the
home. Most of the energy efficiency        up through the top of the heated                  not need to be crocheters at all. All                               library at 839-5031
gains could be accomplished by air         space into the unheated space.                    forms of fiber art were welcomed.                                   or
sealing at the doors and windows.          Sealing at all these places can be
   It is a common misconception that       done for a small amount of money
old windows are the primary cause          and can often take care of about half

                                                                                             Yellow Dot Program
of heat loss from a building. While        of the heat loss.
the windows may be drafty and inef-           By doing a thorough job of air
ficient, the “chimney effect” is usu-      sealing your home yourself, you can

                                                                                             Planning for Kick-Off
ally the worst offender –especially        save substantially on your heating
in older homes – and can account           bill. It will also make your home
for more than half of the total heat       more comfortable. For most home-                                                                                    Casey Weed
                                           owners, the next steps usually

                                           require some help from a builder.                       he Gorham Westbrook TRIAD held         left corner of their rear car window, to
                                           However you go about it, an energy                      an informational meeting on August     alert emergency workers in the event
                                           audit by a qualified professional is a                  3 to raise awareness about the         of a crash that there is valuable medical
                                           recommended first step. This will set             planning stages of the Yellow Dot pro-       or contact information in the driver’s
                                           the stage for an informed and well-               gram. The meeting, which was held at         glove compartment.
                                           planned approach to upgrading your                the Gorham Municipal Center, focused            Although the program is free to the
                                           building’s energy efficiency.                     primarily on the senior care and the ben-    public, the Gorham Westbrook TRIAD is
                                                                                             efits of the program for senior citizens.    taking donations to help ensure the pro-
                                           Dan Grant is a Maine Licensed Professional           According to Officer Ted Hatch of         gram is sustainable. They have already
                                           Engineer. He owns and operates Village
                                                                                             Gorham, the Kick-Off for the event will      received $18,000 from the town of
                                           Builders, Inc. in Gorham, practicing earth
                                           friendly construction, renovation, and building
                                                                                             be October 13. Kick-Off locations have       Gorham as well as generous donations
                                           performance contracting.                          been established at the Gorham Public        from Wal-Mart. According to Officer
                                                                                             Safety building as well as Westbrook         Hatch, if every member donated $1, the
                                                                                             Public Safety and other nearby towns.        program will sustain itself.
                                                                                             Some Kick-Off locations have also               The Gorham Westbrook TRIAD is still
                                                Advertise                                    offered to be enrollment sites after the
                                                                                             kick-off date. Gorham Public Safety will
                                                                                                                                          looking for local businesses to become
                                                                                                                                          enrollment sites and volunteers for kick-

                                                with the                                     be both a Kick-Off location as well as an
                                                                                             enrollment site.
                                                                                                                                          off locations. For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                 or attend the

                                              Gorham Times
                                                                                                The Yellow Dot Program is a simple        TRIAD meeting on September 14 at 9
                                                                                             and free program in which citizens           a.m. at the Mill Brook Estates, 300 East
                                                                                             place a yellow dot sticker in the lower      Bridge Street,Westbrook.

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                     Chief Shepard                                                            Town Council Report
                     Reports                                                                  August 7, 2012                    Robin Somes

                                                                                                     uring Councilor Communications,               Safety building, and a second design
                                                                                                     Chair Brenda Caldwell and                     that would accommodate both depart-
                                                                                                     Councilors Matt Mattingly and                 ments at Little Falls School. A vote of
   The Grand Jury returned the follow-              robbery, three counts of
                                                                                              Matthew Robinson acknowledged the                    6-0 (Council Suzanne Phillips abstaining
ing indictments in August:                          stealing drugs, eluding an officer,
                                                                                              significant efforts and support involved             due to conflict of interest) authorized
   •	 Michael	Hartley,	37,	of	Gorham		              reckless conduct, criminal speed
                                                                                              with the restoration of the Founders                 PDT Architects to proceed with the
      was indicted for operating after              and operating after suspension
                                                                                              Monument, now located in the court-                  additional designs. In response to Chair
      license revocation on charges                 on charges brought by Gorham
                                                                                              yard area of the Municipal Center next               Caldwell’s asserting the need for a com-
      brought by Gorham Police                      Police Department.
                                                                                              to Baxter Memorial Library. Landmarcs                mitment on this endeavor, the Council
      Department.                                 In addition to these indictments.
                                                                                              Creative Landscapes was lauded for                   projected that all necessary actions
   •	 Kevin	Sawyer,	26,	of	Gorham		            Jaime Coughlin, 37, of Gorham was
                                                                                              their inspired design and implementation.            would be completed for the public’s
      was indicted for operating after         arrested for two burglaries on Sebago
                                                                                                 Town Manager David Cole report-                   vote in the 2013 November election.
      license revocation and failure to        Lake Road. Police received a call
                                                                                              ed that five year Service Pins were                     In other action, the Town Council
      give correct name to officer on          about a burglary in progress and
                                                                                              awarded to Carol White of the Planning               voted:
      charges brought by Portland              found Coughlin in the area. Coughlin,
                                                                                              Department and Russ Bearor of the Fire                  •	 7-0	for	a	referendum	vote	for		
      Police Department.                       who was already on probation, also
                                                                                              Department for their service to Gorham.                    the November 6th election to
   •	 John	Vernon,	28,	of	Saco	was		           confessed to a second burglary on
                                                                                                 Brian Curley of PDT Architects                          acquire a second replacement
      indicted for three counts of             Sebago Lake Road.
                                                                                              presented the results of a study his                       fire engine. The total is estimated
                                                                                              firm completed at the request of the                       at $558,000, with a maximum
                                                                                              Council, whose interest is a redesign,                     principal amount of $450,000 and
@YOUR LIBRARY                                                                                 expansion and renovation of the Public                     estimated interest of 3% for 15

Writing Contest
                                                                                              Safety building at 270 Main Street and/                    years at $108,000.
                                                                                              or former Little Falls School for the Fire              •	 6-1	(Mattingly)	to	approve	the		
                                                                                              and Police departments. Option one                         new Fireworks Ordinance.

                                                                                              entails a complete renovation of the                    •	 6-1	(Robinson)	to	proceed	with		
                                                                                              Public Safety building for use as the                      efforts for an installation of holi-
                                                                                              Central Fire Station, with Little Falls                    day lights, to be provided by
                                      Pam Turner, Director, Baxter Memorial Library
                                                                                              School being converted into Police                         Rileighs Outdoor Decor.

      ach year the Friends of Baxter              Other times I will go outside in the        Headquarters at an estimated total of                   •	 7-0	to	approve	the	proposed		
                                               cold bitter winter and I will be more          $5,721,208. In option two, the Public                      appointments to the Maine
      Memorial Library host writing con-
                                               than happy to have Tara come out with          Safety building would be renovated for                     Municipal Association, which
      tests for students and adults. Our
                                               me to play and get some exercise. Then         use as the Central Fire Station, and a                     provides professional services to
youngest writers in these contests are
                                               I get disappointed and angry when she          demolition of Little Falls School would                    local governments throughout
students in the third, fourth and fifth                                                       precede the building of a new Police                       Maine and advocates their
grades. One winning submission from            comes sprinting towards me and rips
                                               my blue mittens and my striped hat off         Headquarters at a projected cost of                        common interests at state and
this creative group is below.                                                                 $6,703,038. Option three involves reno-                    national levels. Oakland Town
   Future issues of The Gorham Times           my head and hands and runs off with
                                               them. She runs away so fast I can’t pos-       vating the Public Safety building for                      Manager Peter Neilson was
will feature winners from older student                                                       Police Headquarters with a firehouse                       approved for Vice-President,
                                               sibly catch her.
and adult categories.                                                                         on the second floor, and renovating                        Lewiston Town Councilor John
                                                  All these faults make me feel irri-
   For more information on the Friends                                                        Little Falls School for the Central Fire                   Butler, Glenburn Town Manager
                                               tated, disappointed, and frustrated. But
of Baxter Memorial Library, the library                                                       Station for $7,101,172. In option four,                    Michael Crooker, and Calais
                                               she has many wonderful things about
and our programs, please contact us at         her too. I love how she is always will-        the Public Safety building would be                        Town Councilor Marianne Moore
222-1190, on our website at www.bax-           ing to go outside with me. She doesn’t         renovated for Police Headquarters with                     were approved for director, and join us on Facebook        necessarily play with me but it is funny       a firehouse on the second floor, and the                   appointments.
(Baxter Memorial Library).                     to watch her run all around in circles         Little Falls School would be demolished                 Chair Caldwell announced that nomi-
                                               like a merry-go-round. I do like how           prior to building a new Central Fire                 nation papers for Town Council and
Tarabelle and Me                               I can throw a ball or a rope for her           Station at an estimated $8,083,002.
                                                                                                 After a lengthy discussion, it was
                                                                                                                                                   School Committee openings are avail-
                                                                                                                                                   able. Information can be obtained at the
                                               to play with. At night she is so calm
By Madison Firmin, Great Falls School,         and relaxed and I enjoy patting her or         decided that two more options should                 “News & Announcement” link on the
                                                                                              be considered, one that would accom-                 town website:,
Fourth Grade                                   scratching her under her furry chin.
                                                  I have never regretted having her           modate both Police Headquarters and                  and complete Minutes of the meeting

   feel big brown eyes watching me as I        come into my life though. She has              a Central Fire Station at the Public                 through the “Agenda & Minutes” page.
   make my way up the driveway to my           taught me lots of things like to be
   house. I feel a cold nose sniffing and      responsible and patient. She has also
snorting around my feet. I hear sounds
of pitful whining as I eat my dinner. That
                                               taught me how an animal with a dis-
                                               ability can still do almost all the things     Real Estate Transfers May 2012
is how it is at my house. It has been like     that a dog without a disability does. I        Location                  Buyer                                Seller                         Price
that ever since I got my cute but annoy-       might have not mentioned before but
ing dog Tarabelle two years ago.               my dog is also deaf. Even though she           4 Fox Run Court           Anne Syphers                         Kasprzak Landholdings Inc.     $220,715
   Do you know those dogs you see              can’t hear she stills jumps, runs, plays,      37 Black Brook Road       Clare Dever                          Richard Maurice                $337,000
on TV, the ones they show in cages             eats, and drinks like any other dog.           5 Spruce Lane             Paul Bombaro                         Jennifer Bragg                 $178,500
with large, brown, sad eyes that need          This is why I always make sure to be           130 Plummer Road          Brian & Jessica Allen                Seth & Sarah Nielson           $250,000
                                                                                              359 New Portland Road     John Peters LLC                      Roger St. Pierre               $47,500
a home? Well our dog was once one              patient with her and keep her safe.
                                                                                              65 Gordon Farms Road      Chase Custom Homes & Finance, Inc.   Diversified Properties Inc.    $74,900
of those before we rescued her from a             I am very grateful that Tarabelle
                                                                                              54 Quincy Drive           Gregory & Debra Giblin               Benjamin & Lisa Conway         $399,900
shelter in Alabama. She is soft brown,         came into my life. I might get mad at
                                                                                              31 Autumn Brook Way       Seoras Ray & Jill Barschdorf         Witt Carl Anthony              $322,500
tan, black, and white with brown polka         her sometimes but at the end of the
                                                                                              184 State Street          Zachary Spevak & Sarah Melanson      Clayton & Rosalyn Brown        $142,000
dot paws. She is medium size and is            day I forgive her and I think we are           669 Main Street           6 Oxford Street LLC                  Connolly Properties Inc.       $106,000
a mix of beagle, Australian shepherd,          happy to have each other.                      77 Cumberland Lane        Gregory & Priscille Grassi           Margaret Torrey                $172,500
basenji, and more she is very cute,                                                           56 Dingley Springs Road   Paul & Christina Politz              Wayne Wright                   $205,000
smart, and active but she can be very,                                Pam Turner holds an     27 White Rock Drive       Jason Steward                        Richard & Diana Clark          $228,000
very, frustrating.                                                    MLS from Simmons        25 Wintergreen Drive      Sandra MacDonald                     Roland & Theresa Baillargeon   $220,000
   It is soooooo annoying when she runs                               College and is active   17 Richard Road           Michael & Barbara Parker et. al      Bradford & Kathleen Wise       $342,000
into my room and tries to eat everything.                             in statewide library    55 Newell Street          Nathan & Catherine Hollen            Doda Enterprises LLC           $128,900
She steals my stuffed animals, socks and                              activities including    208 Mighty Street         Aleksandr Fomichenko                 Peters & Company LLC           $199,000
mittens and then tries to destroy them. I                             the Maine Library       16 Youngs Way             Corey & Donna Perreault              Gray & Sons Builders LLC       $530,000
                                                                      Association and
also find it very distracting when Tarabelle                                                  29 Clay Road              Michael & Megan Doughery             Peters & Company LLC           $252,100
                                                                      the Minerva Library
sniffs me and puts her head in my lap as                              Consortium. She may
                                                                                              6 Ridgefield Drive        Leslie & George Cooper               Linda & Richard Smith          $259,000
I eat my dinner at night. Sometimes she                                                       113 Dow Road              Philip Riley                         Wendy & Stephen Flowers        $278,000
                                                                      be reached at the
jumps up on the table and tries to grab                                                       12 Jennifer Way           Thomas Strumph                       Donald Gilbert                 $43,900
                                                                      library at 839-5031
my food right off my plate!                                           or    18 Oak Wood Drive         Kathryn & Corey Staples              Charles & Kathryn Nickerson    $333,000

                                                                                                                            August 30, 2012 | | Gorham Times | 5
Teachers Receive                                                                                        Teacher Recognized as ING Unsung
                                                                                                        Hero for Innovative Teaching
Grants for Technology                                                                                   Compiled by Stacy Sallinen

Stacy Sallinen                                                                                                 ngela Gospodarek, a seventh

                                                                                                               grade science and social stud-
       uring the 2011-2012 school year,       the iPads. The end result will be a small                        ies teacher at Gorham Middle
       four teachers in Gorham’s three        library of digital books.                                 School, is one of only 100 winners
       elementary schools received               Donna Landry, a first grade teacher                    across the nation, and one of only two
grants totaling approximately $9,000          at Village School, received a $396 grant
                                                                                                        in the entire state of Maine, to win a
through Berlin City Auto Group and its        for document cameras. Images, includ-
                                                                                                        $2,000 grant through the ING Unsung
Drive for Education Foundation.               ing student work, 2-D or 3-D objects,
                                                                                                        Heroes Awards Program competition.
   Late last fall, Shannon Bartash, a third   books, coins, maps, blocks or writing
                                                                                                           Now in its 16th year, the innova-
grade teacher at Great Falls, received a      samples, can be projected for the entire
$3,000 grant for iPads, which are used        class to see at once and provide for a                    tive program strives to uplift, inspire
as part of the daily “warming-up” of          common learning experience.                               and honor educators who are making
students’ brains. Throughout the day,            Jacqueline Durant-Harthorne, a                         a significant impact on their students
students use iPads to write stories,          second grade teacher at Narragansett                      and the educational experience in the
present a writing and research piece,         School, received a $3,000 grant for                       classroom. Winning programs have
and practice math skills learned in the       iPads, which she plans to use as a way                    exemplified teachers who use innova-
Every Day Math curriculum. Students           to engage and motivate her students.                      tive and engaging teaching methods
have also used Garage Band for                Applications will focus on grammar,                       and techniques to improve learning
                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo credit Reed Henderson
sounds and Photo Booth for pictures.          writing, science and social studies                       for students.
Bartash’s students also share interac-        curriculum, and students will have an                        Gospodarek’s winning project,                    her students explore the pond and
tive stories with their kindergarten          opportunity to practice daily reading,                    “Hometown Ecology,” takes a multi-                  wooded areas near the middle school.
reading buddies.                              sight words and math fluency. During                      faceted approach to teaching ecology                She explained that many students
   Barb Hauke, a second grade teacher         the grant-writing process, Durant-                        that will connect students to their                 typically aren’t aware of what type of
at Village School, received a $2,785          Harthorne’s students were asked to                        environment through hands-on learn-                 organisms live in their own back yard.
grant for iPads. Hauke plans to have          write letters to the Berlin City grant                    ing. The goal of the project is to help             In addition, she strives to have her stu-
kindergarten students work in coordina-       committee to explain how the iPads                        students become vested members of                   dents mimic real life scientists, bring-
tion with her second grade students,          would be used in the classroom, pro-                      their environment by investigating,                 ing in biologists and scientists from the
giving them an opportunity to cre-            viding a real life opportunity to show                    analyzing and exploring local ecosys-               Cumberland Country Water District,
ate simple stories to reinforce story         students how writing relates to real                      tems. The project will link activities              USM and Invasive Plants and Insects to
sequence, grammar and spelling with           world applications.                                       through math, science and social stud-              name a few, to share their expertise
                                                                                                        ies and provide an opportunity for                  with students.

Students Take Part in Southern                                                                          students to connect with local scien-
                                                                                                        tists. Facets of the project will include
                                                                                                                                                               Gospodarek plans to purchase wad-
                                                                                                                                                            ers, nets and forestry equipment with

Maine Writing Project Compiled by Stacy Sallinen
                                                                                                        studying tree diversity and abundance,              the funds. While it’s only a start, she is
                                                                                                        measuring water quality and identify-               excited to start building up a program
                                                                                                        ing invasive species. In studying tree              with enough resources to become

     he Southern Maine Writing                                                                          diversity and abundance, students will              available for others within the district
     Project (SMWP), now in its sixth                                                                   use the same scientific tools and meth-             to use.
     year at the University of Southern                                                                 ods the Maine Forest Service utilizes to               Gospodarek will now compete
Maine, held its Young Authors Camp at                                                                   determine the health of a wooded area.              with other winners for one of the top
Baxter Memorial Library in August. The                                                                     In addition to textbook studies,                 three prizes – an additional $5,000,
camp provided young writers in grades                                                                   which typically focus on another area’s             $10,000 or $25,000. The winner will
four, five and six the opportunity to                                                                   ecological system, Gospodarek has                   be announced later this year.
develop their writing skills under the
guidance of highly skilled teachers,
Telling Room writers and SMWP teach-
er consultants. Campers had an oppor-
                                                                          Photo credit Sara Litwiller     school notes
tunity to explore different genres of         Tellie Stamaris, Tabitha Cummings, and
writing, and share their creative pieces      Lia Suleiman shared their pieces of work                      Parents and community members interested in volunteering in
with their peers and mentors in a fun,        during the Young Authors Camp.
                                                                                                            Gorham schools can register for the volunteer program online
relaxed environment.
   The SMWP is a community of                 ing for all students. Additionally, the                       rather than completing registration paperwork. Starting the first
diverse educators passionate about            SMWP holds summer and fall institutes                         week of school, additional instruction will be available by visiting
building knowledge and transforming           to develop the skills of practicing
                                              educators. For more information, visit
classroom practices across the cur-
riculum to improve writing and learn-

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6 | Gorham Times | | August 30, 2012
Great Falls Receives Funding for                                                                         SEA Offers First Annual E-Camp for
H.O.P.E. Garden Stacey Sawyer, Teacher                                                                   Students Terri Dawson, Gorham Tech Integrator
                                                                                                              ollowing the three-day SEA (Sebago
                                                                                                              Educational Alliance) Tech Camp for
                                                                                                              staff, Bob Asselin and Terri Dawson,
                                                                                                         along with other SEA technology integra-
                                                                                                         tors, offered the very first student day
                                                                                                         camp called E-Camp. E-Camp consisted
                                                                                                         of fun education technology workshops
                                                                                                         for students in grades five through eight,
                                                                                                         and focused on how to better use tech-
                                                                                                         nology for school projects.
                                                                                                            The camp provided an opportunity for
                                                                                                         the 45 participating students to attend                                    Photo credit Terri Dawson

                                                                                                         different sessions, including Photoshop,      The four-foot mini-sailboat built by stu-
                                                                                                         Minecraft, Robotics, Animation,               dents attending the SEA E-Camp will be
                                                                                                         Geocaching and CPR certification for          launched this fall in the Canary Islands.
                                                                                                         both students and their parents. One of
                                                                                                         the highlighted sessions was a floating       the school year. Each school in the SEA
                                                                                                         mini-boat workshop, a hands-on activity       will host the boat for a day this fall and
                                                                           Photo credit Becky Fortier    where students assembled a four-foot          will be able to personalize it for their
Taking a moment to thank Lowe’s are Gorham kindergartners-to-be Abby Rogers,                             sailboat that will be launched late-fall in   school. FMI on the project, contact
Paige Earles-Mitchell, Caleb Clark, Harry Barbar, Makayla Edwards, Jack Mazaris-                         the Canary Islands. The boat is equipped      Terri Dawson at terrid@gorhamschools.
                                                                                                         with a GPS transponder to allow schools       org. Sebago Educational Alliance is a
Atkinson, Nick Pressey, Jeffery Legere, Rhys Saunders, Meghan Mahoney,
                                                                                                         in the SEA to track its progress, and         collaborative of the following School
Rhiannan Saunders, Chloe Goodwin. Hidden behind the Lowe’s sign is William                               teachers will be encouraged to include        Districts: Gorham, Scarborough, SAD #6,
DiPietrantonio, a fifth grade student.                                                                   lessons in their curriculum throughout        Westbrook and Windham.

      owe’s awarded Great Falls            providing hands-on experiences for
      Elementary School a $4,000           students. The Great Falls community
      grant for a H.O.P.E. (Harvesting
Outdoors to Promote Empathy) gar-
                                           hopes to share the bounties of their
                                           efforts with local people in need.                                                                          Welcome!
den. The grant application was based          Assistant principal Becky Fortier
on the goal of improving the learning      said: “The Great Falls School and
community at Great Falls.                  community will greatly benefit from
   The students, staff and commu-          this grant and the amazing outcome
nity of Great Falls are committed to       of this project. We wish to thank our
using the natural resources around         friends at Lowe’s for generously sup-
the school grounds. School gardens         porting this important work and pro-
can improve science achievement,           viding us with the resources to bring
instill appreciation and respect for       our existing curriculum outdoors.”
nature, and help children develop             All K-12 public schools in the
healthy eating habits. Establishing        United States are eligible for the
this garden and outdoor learning lab       Toolbox for Education program.
at Great Falls Elementary School fos-      More information is available at
tered responsibility and respect while

                                                                                            Gorham Garden Club
                                                                                            and Friends of BML
                                                                                             Pie and Plant Sale

                                                                                            Baxter Museum
                                                         Mon. 1-7
                                                         Tues. 9-7
                                                                     Thurs. 9-7
                                                                       Fri. 9-4       (next door to the library)
                                                         Wed. 1-7      Sat. 9-1
                                                                                      Sat., Sept. 8    9 - 11am
                                                                                       Join us!
                                                        71 South St.                      222-1190

                                                                                                                                    August 30, 2012 | | Gorham Times | 7
Obstacle Run Benefits                                                                               Downing Wins Helping the
Children with Diabetes                                                                              Homeless 5K Race
                                                                                                    Compiled by Jeff Pike
Compiled by Jeff Pike
                                                                                                       Gorham’s Peter Downing won the         Place   Name                Time

      n August 11, My-FIT-24 hosted        top boys’ run-                                           Helping the Homeless 5K Road Race         1       Peter Downing       17:46
      its first 2.5 mile Obstacle Run      ner with a time                                          on August 18 with a time of 17:46.
      consisting of muddy trails and       of 5:24. A list                                                                                    2       Tyler Finck         18:18
                                                                                                    The event was hosted by Project
crazy obstacles. The event, created        of all Gorham                                                                                      6       Jennifer Rush       22:18
                                                                                                    Blessing based in LifeChurch in
by owners Jesse and Stacey Coleman,        competitors                                                                                        12      Dennis O’Brien      25:18
raised funds for a non-profit organiza-    appears below.                                           Gorham.
                                                                                                       Jennifer Rush was the top female       14      Kristal Jean        26:36
tion they started, The Maine P-PODs.          Those wish-
The organization provides support,         ing to contrib-                                          runner from Gorham, finishing third       15      Jeff Douglass       26:39
education and community services to        ute or become                                            among all women with a time of            18      Patricia Franklin   27:39
families with diabetic children.           involved in The                                          22:18. Other Gorham runners who           21      Leah Sturm          28:53
   The group’s first mission is to raise   Maine P-PODs                                             finished at the top of their gender-      25      Keith Nicely        31:59
funds to build a camp for Type 1 dia-      can contact                                              age group included Renee Deering          26      Renee Deering       32:29
betes children and their families in       Stacey Coleman
Maine as there is not a camp in the        at 839-3353 or
                                                                                                    (U20 females), Patricia Franklin (40-49   28      Pam Nicely          33:38
state that currently takes Maine kids      info@my-fit-24.                                          females) and Dennis O’Brien (50-59        30      Julia Gaudette      34:38
with Type 1 diabetes. The lifelong The                                             males). A complete list of Gorham         33      K Stinson           37:19
immune deficiency affects hundreds of      organization                                             competitors appears below.                35      Sue Britting        39:28
children throughout Maine every year       has thus far             Photo credit Martha T. Harris      Project Blessing is a non-profit
                                                                                                                                              36      Kasie Thornten      39:28
and prevents them from participating       raised more           Trudging Through                   organization working with over
in summer camps as they cannot be          than $700.                                                                                         38      Cindy Jean          41:53
                                                               the Mud to Victory:                  20 social service agencies assisting
without a nurse or parent at all times.    Additional         Brendhan McDevitt,
                                                                                                                                              39      Alysha Deering      47:17
                                                                                                    individuals transitioning from home-
   Brendhan McDevitt of Gorham was         check contribu-            winner of the                 lessness into housing by providing        40      Amy Stevens         47:18
the top finisher in the adult race with    tions can be                                                                                       45      Kate Mason          49:30
                                                                My-FIT-24 2.5 mile                  household items needed to set up
a time of 15:08 while Leigh Maniscalco     made out to
                                                               Obstacle Run, slogs                  a home. For more information on           46      Lisa Brent          49:30
was the top female finisher from           Maine P-PODs
                                                               his way through the                  Project Blessing, contact Yolande         55      Flo Cousins         55:20
Gorham with a time of 19:44. Other         and dropped
Gorham runners to win their gender-        off at My-FIT-24   muddy course on his                                                             58      Jami Carson         53:44
                                                                                                    (Tody) Justice at 839-3840.
age group included Russell Hammond         or mailed to 17          way to victory.
(20-29 males), Pete DeWitt (40-49          Railroad Ave.
males), Ann Siefring (50-59 females),      Gorham, Maine 04038. The group is
and Diane Bell (60-69 females).            also planning a Zombie Run fundraiser
   In the kids’ three-quarter mile run,    event on October 20. More info is
Hallie Shiers finished first with a time   available at
of 5:17 while Michael Darasz was the

Adult 2.5 Mile Race

Place   Name                      Time
1       Brendhan McDevitt         15:08    47         Corey Emmons                      30:00
4       Pete DeWitt               16:36    48         Shelley Emmons                    30:01
6       Russell Hammond           18:14    49         Joni Vickery                      30:02
8       Marc Poitras              19:07    52         Jen Pardi-McCarthy                36:16
9       Doug Carter               19:08    53         Jennifer Laflin                   36:19
12      Alex Bailey               19:22
13      Courtney Thomas           19:37    Kids’ 0.75 Mile Race
14      Leigh Maniscalco          19:44
15      Andrew Morrell            20:09    Place      Name                               Time
18      Ronald Tinkham            21:20    1          Hallie Shiers                      5:17
19      Douglass Jeffrey          21:21    2          Michael Darasz                     5:24
21      Jennifer Darasz           21:51    5          Georgia Banks                      6:00
22      Philip Darasz             21:52    6          Griffin Banks                      6:05
24      Jen Banks                 22:05    9          Bode Coleman                       6:40
27      Diane Bell                23:06    10         Lily Courtney                      6:42
28      Karen Tinkham             23:17    14         Ava Pitman                         7:15
30      Ryan Dennett              24:09    18         Kailyn Robie                       7:52
39      Andrea Morrell            26:55    19         Dylan Morell                       7:56
41      Ann Siefring              28:19    20         Caroline Morrell                   8:08
42      Johanna Hanselman         28:33    29         Elizabeth Douglass                 9:15
44      Lauren Nagy               29:04    30         Zoe Coleman                        9:44
45      Lynn Nagy                 29:05    31         Sam Robie                          9:52

  COUNSELING WORKS                                                  Go
  Counseling & Psychotherapy
  Adults and Teens
  Charlene M. Frick, LCPC
  12 Elm Street
  Gorham, Maine 04038

8 | Gorham Times | | August 30, 2012
State Champs                                                                                                    U10 All-Stars Finish Second in State

                                                                                Photo credit Phil McGouldrick

The Gorham U12 All-Star team went undefeated in the Maine State Babe Ruth Softball
Tournament, outscoring its opponents 34-13. The team won the State Championship
July 8 in Gorham and then represented Maine at the New England Regional Tournament                                                                                                             Photo credit Julie Murray
in Connecticut. Playing for the team and shown celebrating in the pictured above are
Carli Labrecque, Hallie Shiers, Michelle Rowe, Grace McGouldrick, Audrey Perreault,                             The Gorham U10 Babe Ruth All-Stars advanced to the championship game at the Maine
Noelle Dibiase, Emily Esposito, Emily Murray, Erica Thibeault, Bridget Rossignol,                               State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament held in Gorham and finished as runners up in
Caroline Smith, Isabella Santoro and Kristen Curley. The team was coached by Phil                               the U10 division. Playing for the team and pictured above from left to right, front Row:
McGouldrick, Chris Smith, Rich Murray and Tony Esposito.                                                        Ashleigh Hotham, Katie Kutzer, Lydia Drew, Amalia Ionta, Tatyanna Biamby, Molly
                                                                                                                Murray and Sara Juskiewicz. Back Row: Alice Riiska, Mariah Stout, Coach Seth Ionta,
                                                                                                                Meg Perry, Coach Steve Drew, Kiana Tracey and Trinity Dean. Missing from the photo
Stephen Ward           From Page 1
                                                                                                                is Coach Rich Murray.

by Jeff Pike

had come home to be with his wife and
children, but he decided to re-enlist and
asked to be sent to the Middle East.
   He told my sister Katie that he was
                                                                                     for the com-
                                                                                     munity. People
                                                                                     approached us
                                                                                     after the race
                                                                                                                in the                      Zone
                                                                                                                National Taekwondo Bronze Medalist: Gorham’s Abby Mattingly earned a bronze medal
doing so, in part, because of us and                                                 and, sometimes
other families like us—that he wanted                                                with tears in              in the forms event of the AAU Taekwondo National Championship July 6 in Florida. She
to do his part to remember our brother                                               their eyes,                competed as a Blue Belt in the female 16-17 age intermediate division. Mattingly also
Stephen and those who were lost and                                                  thanked us for             performed well in six competitions throughout New England during the past 12 months—
to make sure no other families ever                                                  allowing them
                                                                                                                earning a total of five gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal in a combina-
go through what we went through.                                                     to participate.
Mike sends us notes at Christmas and                                                 We were                    tion of sparring and forms competitions. Mattingly expects to test for her black belt by the
in September to tell us that he is over                                              stopped short              end of 2013, which would make her eligible to qualify for the National Team from which the
                                                   Photo courtesy of The Ward Family
there fighting for us.                                                               by that. We                U.S. Olympic Team is selected. Mattingly has trained for the past two and a half years at
   Last year was our first race in           wanted to thank them for coming to                                 the Blue Wave Dojang in Westbrook.
memory of our brother Stephen. Mike          our event, and instead they thanked us
was deployed and couldn’t attend.            for giving them a place to go and a way                            Junior Olympics Point Earners: Several track athletes from Maine earned points in the
This year, he is still deployed. He can’t    to feel useful on that horrible day.                               USATF Junior Olympics Championship August 11 in Brewer. The competition featured boys
attend our race but wanted to organize          Before last year’s race, everyone
                                                                                                                and girls ranging from ages 8-16 in various events. Point earners from Gorham included
a sister event overseas so that service      ended up singing the national anthem
members at his base could run to help        spontaneously. My niece, Marin, who                                Leeanna Gray, first in the Intermediate Girls’ 1500-meter race walk: 9:42.91, and third in
us raise funds.                              is seven-years-old, wanted to sing the                             the 200-meter dash: 34.48; Devan Sherry, second in the Mite Girls’ 100-meter dash: 17.98;
   Mike asked our permission to help us      National Anthem to begin Uncle Steve’s                             Amalia Ionta, third in the Bantam Girls’ javelin: 54’-5.5”; Samuel Waggoner, fourth in the
raise money, which we gladly granted.        race. She wanted to make a contribu-                               Bantam Boys’ javelin: 79’-8”; Ian Obrey, fifth in the Bantam Boys’ shot put: 20’-6.75”; and
He secured the necessary permissions         tion. She memorized the lyrics and                                 Hayley Bickford, fifth in the Youth Girls’ 500-meter race walk: 9:12.29.
from his chain of command. Because           practiced all year. But on race day, with
of his efforts, five military units at FOB   a crowd of 400+ runners looking at her,                            Football All-Stars: Alicia Paige of Gorham and GHS graduate Jessikah Lopez, represent-
Finley-Sheilds in Nangarhar, Afghanistan     she became a bit nervous, so we asked
                                                                                                                ing the Maine Rebels women’s football team, earned spots on the Independent Women’s
will run in the Middle East for us: 143d     the crowd to sing. Everyone stood and
Infantry Airborne, 4th Infantry Division,    sang the national anthem together. We                              Football League Eastern All-Star team, which defeated the Western All-Star Team, 20-18, in
101st Airborne, Airborne Civil Affair,       will do the same thing this year and                               a game that took place July 29 in Texas. Both players started as defensive end and made
and the US Air Force. We are moved by        every year as long as the community                                several tackles each. The Maine Rebels are currently recruiting for the 2013 season, and
his actions.                                 will show up to sing with us.                                      those interested in trying-out can register at or call 207-400-0948.
   My family had always been aware              Nearly 400 runners and walkers
that this event would be an emotional        participated in last year’s event,

                                                                                                                sports Etc.
one for us. The anniversary of the ter-      and registration is currently open
rorist attacks is, for us, the anniversary   for this year’s race on September
of Steve’s death. What we didn’t realize     9. Visit
last year, what we weren’t prepared          for links to registration, fees and for
for, is that it was also an emotional day    more information.                                                  Children’s Cancer Walk: The 26th-Annu-          Area High School Bowling Team Try-
                                                                                                                al Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk         Outs: High school students from Gorham
                                                                                                                takes place at 9:00 a.m. on September           are eligible to try-out for the 10-pin
                                                                                                                15, at Payson Park in Portland. Many
        20% off of required reading                                                                             individuals and organizations from
                                                                                                                                                                high school bowling team sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                Sparetime Lanes Portland, which oper-
                                                                                                                Gorham have participated in the past,           ates out of Yankee Lanes in Portland.
                                                                                                                including teams that walk in memory of          Varsity and junior varsity teams are now
                                                                                                                Lauren Hawkes, who died in 2003 from a          forming. Last year, two bowlers from
                                                                                                                rare form of cancer (acute myleogeneous         GHS participated. Participants do not
                                                                                                                leukemia) just after finishing seventh          have any out-of-pocket expenses during
                                                                                                                grade. Walkers can walk as a team or            the first year, and the program awards
               Mon.–Sat 10–5 • 42 Main Street, Gorham                                                           individually. For more information and          scholarships to graduating seniors. 839-BOOK(2665)                                                              to register, call 662-6274 or visit www.        For more information, contact Scott
                                                                                                                                     Bodlovick at 878-2695.

                                                                                                                                           August 30, 2012 | | Gorham Times | 9
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  Jeff Mason         Peter Mason          vated inside & out!! Private yard w/1 car   kit/dining area. Nice backyard workshop.   replacement windows, hdwd flrs. Excellent    BR w/BA, 3 season room, finished bsmt
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                                          WINDHAM $222,500 - Sunlit full              HOLLIS $152,000 - 3 BR Ranch w/2 car       BUXTON $159,000 - Classic Cape w/            BUXTON $139,900 - Watch the fire-
                                          dormered Cape w/open concept, rear          garage on 1.86 acs. Perfect starter home   ell & post & beam barn. 4 BR, 1.5 BA,        flies on warm summer nights from your
                                          deck built in 2003. Nicely landscaped       w/eat-in kitchen, living room w/wood       3 season room. Just steps to Saco Rvr.       covered back porch. Open concept 3 BR,
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       Carpal Tunnel
Occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm
into the palm of the hand becomes squeezed at the wrist.

Symptoms Pain, burning, tingling or numbness in the wrist, palm of
the hand, thumb and fingers. Decreased grip strength.

Assessment The Phalen and Tinel test along with evaluation of the
forearm, wrist and hand.

Treatment Chiropractic joint manipulation of the wrist and hand.
Stretching and strengthening exercises along with soft tissue

  There is an alternative to surgery!
                                                     Dr. Robert Lavoie

 8 Elm Street, Gorham •   (207) 839-6800 •

                August 30, 2012 | | Gorham Times | 11
Gorham Garden
Club Plant Sale                                           community
   On September 8th, the Gorham
Garden Club and the Friends and                          Dean’s List                                        partnership between law enforcement agen-           take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 39
Trustees of Baxter Memorial Library will                                                                    cies, elder service providers, and seniors in our   School Street, Gorham from 9 a.m. To 10
hold their Fifth Annual “Pies & Plants”                  Steven Broy was named to the Deans List            community. FMI, 839-2948 or 839-5581.               p.m. There will be Tarot reading, Healers,
Sale from 9 to 11:00 a.m. on the lawn                    for the spring semester at Newbury College.                                                            authors and many other venues pertaining
of Baxter Memorial Library. Pies, home-                                                                     The Lakes Region Senior Center, 40 Acorn            to the metaphysical and paranormal. FMI,
                                                                                                            St, Gorham, offers a variety of daily activi-
made jams and pickles, along with plants                 Of Interest                                        ties and drop-in classes for seniors. Stop in
                                                                                                                                                                Audrey Starborn,
from members’ gardens will be for sale.
The Gorham Garden Club provides flow-                    Village School                                     for morning coffee or play pickleball, poker,       Lakes Regional Senior Center will hold
ers, Christmas wreaths, gardening books                  fifth grader Laura                                 bingo or cribbage. Join in on exercise, watch       the annual meeting and vote for offices
and DVDs for the library as well as sea-                 Bolduc and                                         a movie or learn to knit. FMI, 893-9088.            and board members. Tuesday, September
sonal plantings and maintenance at civic                 friend, seventh                                                                                        4, 10:00 a.m. Coffee and refreshments will
                                                                                                            Sunday School for grades K-5 will meet at           be served.
project locations. The club also provides                grade Waynflete                                    St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Gorham on
scholarships for those interested and/or                 student Molly                                      Sundays from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in
who are pursuing education in garden-                    McNutt, volun-                                     the social hall downstairs. Please contact          Close to Home
ing and related environmental issues.                    teered recently                                    the church office to register. FMI, 839-4857.
Funds raised by this event will be used                  to fill backpacks at Ruth’s Reusable                                                                   The Maine People’s Alliance will hold
to help fund these projects as by the                    Resources, a resource center in Portland           The “Second                                         a Fair Share Picnic on Saturday, Sept.
Trustees of the Baxter Memorial Library                  that offers free office and school supplies        Annual Hats off for                                 8 at Riverbank Park in Westbrook from
for projects associated with the Library.                to member schools.                                 Hope” event was                                     4-6 p.m. Good food, local music, and a
For more information please contact                                                                         held on Thursday,                                   conversation about a Fair Share Economy.
Sherrie at 776-2163.                                     The Gorham School Committee will hold              Aug. 2 at the                                       Families welcome. FMI, 671-2490 or jen-
                                                         a public forum on expanding half-day               Southern Maine                            
                                                         kindergarten to all-day kindergarten on

                                                                                                            Community College campus. The event                 The Saco River Theater presents Mac
                                                         Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. at the Gorham           raised funds to support the Family Crisis
                                                         Municipal Center.                                                                                      McHale and Emery Hutchins on Saturday,
                                                                                                            Services of Maine and Sexual Assault                Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. performing Irish ballads
                                                                                                            Response Services of Southern Maine,

                                                         Gorham Woman’s Club president,                                                                         and rousing pub songs. $14/$12/under 12
                                                         Wendy Bowler, invites all Gorham-area              raising close to $1,000. Organizer Meredith         free. Donations accepted. FMI, 929-6472.
                                                         women to the September 13 meeting of               Bradley-Bickford of Gorham is planning to
                                                         the newly revitalized Gorham Woman’s               bring the event to Gorham next summer.              The Living Waters Church (Routes
                                                         Club. Speaker Paul Rollins will discuss            Pictured are Jan Willis and Sandra Wilson           112 & 22, Buxton) will hold a Chinese
   Gorham House is                                       “Emergency Planning - When a Disaster              both of Gorham.                                     Buffet Dinner featuring haddock, picnic
                                                         Is Imminent.” Refreshments at 12:30 p.m.                                                               themed salads, vegetables, desserts,
   hosting a Craft Fair—                                 with business to follow in the Fellowship
                                                                                                            Al Tarkinson of                                     etc. Suggested donation: Adults/$8; chil-
                                                                                                            Gorham and Financial
   and we’re looking                                     Hall of the First Parish Congregational            Advisor of Edward
                                                                                                                                                                dren/$4. FMI, 329-0753.
                                                         Church, Church St. FMI, 839-6375
   for Crafters!                                                                                            Jones recently won
                                                         The Southern Maine Agency on Aging                 the firm’s coveted
             November 9th                                opened a new location at St. Anne’s                Zeke McIntyre
                                                                                                            Pioneer Award,
              1pm to 6pm                                 Catholic Church on Main St. in Gorham.
                                                         Office hours are Thursdays from 9 a.m. to          which recognizes new
                 and                                     1:30 p.m. Questions on Medicare, prescrip-         financial advisors who achieve high levels
             November 10th                               tion drug programs property tax and rent           of success early in their careers with the
                                                                                                            financial services firm. Al was one of only
              9am to 3pm                                 rebates and more. Call 396-6500 to sched-
                                                         ule appointment.                                   267 of the firm’s more than 12,000 finan-
                                                                                                            cial advisors to receive the award.
   For more information and to                           The Gorham/Westbrook TRIAD will hold a
   reserve a table please contact:                       meeting for new members on Friday, Sept.           Experiencers Speak - UFO Alien
   Cindy LaRochelle                                      14 at 9 a.m. at Mill Brook Estates, 300 East       Abduction Lecture, Metaphysical,
   207-839-5757 ext 138                                  Bridge St., Westbrook. TRIAD is a cooperative      Healing, and Alternative Arts Expo will
   Cost for each table/day is $25.00

   Gorham House, 50 New Portland Rd., Gorham, ME 04038                       Gorham Primary Care PC
                                                                                                                                                                                      South Gorham
                                                                            130 Main Street, Gorham, ME 04038 207-839-5551                                                            Baptist Church
                                                                              Adult Primary Care - New Patients Welcome                                                               53 County Rd
     The Law Office of                                                                                                                                                             September 16th 4 pm
                                                                Accepting: MaineCare, Medicare, Etc. Discount available for cash at time of service
     Judith Berry, Esq.                                                                                                                                                                        839-3457
                                                                                     Office Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
                             located in
                             Offering state                 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE
                             wide legal                     Please take notice that Nappi Distributors, 615 Main Street, Gorham, Maine 04308 (207-887-8200) intends
                             services in the                to file an Air Emission License renewal application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  Christopher M. Berry       following areas:               (DEP) pursuant to the provisions of 38 M.R.S.A., Section 590 on August 30, 2012. The application is for an
              Family Law                                    individual air permit for an existing 150-kW liquid-fired emergency engine that is used in the ISO Demand
           Family Building                                  Response Program at 615 Main Street, Gorham, Maine. According to Department regulations, interested
       including: Adoption and
      Minor Child Guardianships
                                                            parties must be publicly notified, written comments invited, and if justified, an opportunity for public hear-
                 Wills                                      ing given. A request for a public hearing or for the Board of Environmental Protection to assume jurisdiction
            Personal Injury                                 must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is accepted by the
                 Tax                                        Department as complete for processing.
          Construction Law
             Business Law                                   The application and supporting documentation will be available for review at the Bureau of Air Quality
                                                            (BAQ) DEP offices in Augusta, (207) 287-2437, during normal working hours. A copy of the application and
      Judith M. Berry, Esq.
    Christopher M. Berry, Esq.                              supporting documentation will also be available at the municipal office in Gorham, Maine. Written public
       28 State Street • Gorham                             comments may be sent to Marc Cone at the Bureau of Air Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine
            (207) 839-7004                                  04333-0017.

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Fiftieth GHS Reunion

                                                                            Photo credit Terri Dawson

GHS Class of 1962 held their 50th reunion on Saturday, July 28 at the Treworgy Gardens
on Flaggy Meadow Road with over 80 people attending. 12 members of Miss Dunn’s
(Melissa Dunn Costello) fourth grade class joined her for a group picture. Front Row: Jim
Burnham, Ellen Cox Pratt, Ann Murray Mason, Melissa Dunn Costello, Mary Sprague
Kirk, Bob Trueworthy. Back row: Maynard Meserve, Bonnie Glatz Marsh, Derek Sargent,
Kathy Palmer Doughty, Barbara Sawtelle, Teddy Randall, Martha Treworgy Harris.

                                                                                                           Sunday, September 9th
                                                                                                            8:30am at Robie Park
                                                                                                              12-4pm on Saturday, September 8th
                                                                                                        Or register online at
                                                                                                        There will be a silent auction and a kids fun run.

       The Children’s
       Adventure Center                                                                                                                       Located in the
       with locations
       currently in
                                                                            The                                                   “Old Brick House” on

       Windham & Portland                                                Children’s                                               the corner of School

       is coming                                                                                                                     and Church Street.

       to Gorham!

                         Opening Soon - Fall 2012
                                 Open 6:30am to 5:30pm offering part-time and full-time care
                                   for Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Before & After

                   We offer a full curriculum with snack, juice and milk provided, we also offer
                    an experienced and loving staff that is CPR and first aid certified.

                                  For more information and rates contact Sherri @ 650-4484

                                                                                                                    August 30, 2012 | | Gorham Times | 13
                                                                                      Courtesy of the Gorham Police Department

                                                                           For the Eyes, not the Head
                                                                               New Portland Road caller reported that a resident hit
                                                                               another resident in the head with a magnifying glass.

                                                              Phinney Street caller reported being                Burnham Road caller reported they had
                                                              approached by two females with brief-               fraudulent charges on their credit card.
                                                              case-type bags who reported they were
                                                                                                                  Brackett Road caller reported that there
                                                              conducting a survey of people with kids
                                                                                                                  was a duck hanging out by a dead duck.
                                                              still in school.
                                                                                                                  Caller was concerned a car would hit the
                                                              Deering Road caller reported that a dog             duck as it was walking in the road.
                                                              killed several chickens in their yard. They
                                                                                                                  North Street caller reported that they
                                                              had the dog contained.
                                                                                                                  could hear a cow “mooing” out behind
                                                                                                                  their house. Caller was concerned that
                                                                                                                  one was loose from the dairy farm.
                                                                                                                  Gray Road caller reported thefts by
                                                                                                                  two different employees during two
                                                                                                                  separate incidents.
                                                                                                                  Middle Jam Road caller reported a rabid
                                                                                                                  fox in the area that had eaten one of their
                                                                                                                  chickens. Fox also got into a fight with
                                                                                                                  their neighbor’s dog.
                                                                                                                  County Road caller reported a suspicious
                                                                                                                  vehicle full of flowers and a male subject
                                                                                                                  walking around the area.
                                                                                                                  County Road caller reported that their
                                                                 Screened Loam & Reclaim
                                                                                                                  tenant had purposely shut off the sump
                                                                     Delivered or Loaded                          pump as tenant was upset about being
                                                                                                                  given written notice to leave. The owners
                                                                Shaw Earthworks, Inc.                             were trying to sell the house.
                                                                   (207) 839-7955
                                                                                                                  Main Street caller reported there was a
                                                                                      large turtle going for the road.

                                                                                When I learned I had a braIn tumor,
                                                                                I dIdn’t knoW What to do but cry.
                                                                                My husband and I called Dr. Stark at Martin’s Point
                                                                                and he picked up immediately. Later, we had
                                                                                more questions. We called him three times that
                                                                                afternoon and every time he was right there.
                                                                                He really took the time to listen to our concerns
                                                                                and answer all of our questions. That was six years
                                                                                ago, and I’m healthy. I still go to Dr. Stark and I’m
                                                                                so grateful for his kind care.

             At Martin’s Point, we don’t just care
             for our patients, we care about them.
             Learn more at

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 1                                        • Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1 - 2:30
                                                                                                        CHILD CARE                                    SERVICES
• Gorham Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. – noon.                   p.m., St. Anne’s Catholic Church. All are
  Rt. 114 (next to Baxter Memorial Library).               welcome. FMI, 839-4857.                      IN HOME CHILD CARE & PLAY SCHOOL,             PET SITTING No
                                                                                                        openings for 6 week olds to 12 years, Lil’    crates here! 24/7 and dog walks. Call Lorie at
• Gorham Clothes Closet, 40 Acorn St., 10                • Gorham Clothes Closet, 40 Acorn St., 6 -
                                                                                                        Caboose Child Care, Paige Drive, Gorham       838-0132.
  a.m. – 1 p.m. FMI, 839-3104 or rhonda-                   8 p.m. FMI, 839-3104 or rhondasawyer@ Call         IRISH CLEANING LADY looking for some                                                           Nancy, 839-7952.                              new jobs. I really enjoy cleaning. Good ref.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4                                         THURSDAY, SEPT. 13                                                                           Free estimates. Call Candy Leavitt, 839-2368.
• Gorham Cancer Prayer and Support                       • Gorham Food Pantry, 9 – 11 a.m. Located
                                                                                                        FOR RENT                                      CLEANING POSITION sought by local
  Group, 6 p.m., Cressey Road United                       in St. Anne’s Catholic Church parking lot.                                                 mother and daughter. Every other week avail.
                                                                                                        CUTE WATERFRONT HOUSE to Share/Room
  Methodist Church. FMI, 839-311.                        • Gorham Woman’s Club Meeting, 12:30                                                         References available. Call Pat after 2 p.m.
                                                                                                        for Rent in Buxton. Canoe, loons, peace. 15
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5                                         p.m., First Parish Church, Gorham. New       minutes to Gorham/Standish/Saco areas.        839-6827.
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1 - 2:30                    members welcomed to attend. FMI,             N/S. Utilities included. W/D. $125/wk +       INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING
  p.m., St. Anne’s Catholic Church. All are                839-6375.                                    Deposit. Call 604-0586.                       Specializing in older homes. Low rates,
  welcome. FMI, 839-4857.                                • Gorham School Committee, public forum                                                      quality work. Free estimates. Call Dave Hall,
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6                                          on expanding half-day kindergarten, 7                                                      929-4469.
                                                                                                        MUSIC LESSONS
• Gorham Food Pantry, 9 – 11 a.m. Located                  p.m., Gorham Municipal Center.               VOICE AND PIANO lessons at my Gorham
                                                                                                                                                      THE PAINT WIZARD. Painting, Wallpapering,
  in St. Anne’s Catholic Church parking lot.                                                                                                          Power Washing. Residential/Commercial,
                                                                                                        studio. BA in Music Ed. Call Paul 839-4628.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8                                                                                                                                     Interior/Exterior. Fully insured, quality work-
                                                           Activities listed above are located at:      FRIENDLY PIANO LESSONS, all ages, $15         manship, local references. Free estimates.
• Gorham Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. – noon.                   Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St.        per half hour. Email cricketmelodymusic@      Call Larry Elliott 625-4009 or 289-0405.
  Rt. 114 (next to Baxter Memorial Library).                                                   or call Clara at (207) 590-4408.
                                                           Cressey Road United Methodist
• Pies & Plants Sale, 9-11 a.m., lawn of
                                                            Church, 81 Cressey Rd.
  Baxter Memorial Library.
                                                           Gorham Clothes Closet, 40 Acorn St.
• Maine People’s Alliance hold “Fair Share
                                                           Gorham Farmer’s Market, Rt. 114
  Picnic” at Riverbank Park, Main St.,                                                                    PUBLIC NOTICE: NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE
  Westbrook, 4-6 p.m. Food, music, and                      (next to Baxter Library)
  discussion about a fair share economy.                   Gorham Food Pantry, St. Anne’s
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11                                           Church Parking Lot, 299 Main St.
• School Volunteer Orientation meeting,                    Gorham Municipal Center, 75 South St.
  9-10 a.m., Great Falls School cafeteria.                 Great Falls Elementary School, 73
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12                                         Justice Way
• Gorham Food Pantry, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Located                St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 299 Main St.
  in St. Anne’s Catholic Church parking lot.

          The Gorham Ecumenical Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.,
  the second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m., and the third Monday of the month from
   6 to 7 p.m. Open to anyone in need of food. The Pantry is located at 299 B Main Street in the
          Saint Anne’s Church parking lot (across from Narragansett Elementary School).

    Village Hair welcomes Alisha Ruginski
    who offers 14 years experience in:
         • foiling
         • coloring, and
         • the newest cutting techniques.

          Village Hair Full Family Salon
     Open Mon.–Sat. • 839-2100 • 81 Main Street

                          Lynn O’Leary, Broker
                                    O’Leary & Saxby Group

                                               Cell: 207-809-9333
                                            Direct: 207-553-1309
                                               Fax: 207-879-9801

                                               50 Sewall St, 2nd flr
                                               Portland, ME 04102
                       Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

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