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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
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
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
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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iven the way things are going in The last budget was forced through my Republican colleagues are leading
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we see every day in other parts of the seen Maine Republicans push the seniors and families struggling to make Business Manager Sue Dunn
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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
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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 islature.maine.gov 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,
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ur newest staff member, Shirley Douglas is Outside of work, Shirley enjoys
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 www.gorhamtimes.com
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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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IN THEIR OWN WORDS
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- chetcoralreef.org
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 email@example.com.
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
off locations. For more information, visit
www.yellowdotme.org or attend the
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
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
terlibrary.org, 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: www.gorham-me.org,
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
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She steals my stuffed animals, socks and activities including 208 Mighty Street Aleksandr Fomichenko Peters & Company LLC $199,000
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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
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- www.southernmainewritingproject.org.
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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 www.ToolboxforEducation.com.
Gorham Garden Club
and Friends of BML
Pie and Plant Sale
Fri. 9-4 (next door to the library)
Wed. 1-7 Sat. 9-1
Sat., Sept. 8 9 - 11am
71 South St. www.baxterlibrary.org 222-1190
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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 com.com. 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 www.my-fit-24.com.
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
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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-
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 www.mainerebels.com 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,
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 www.911memorial5k.com
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-
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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
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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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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.
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 www.911memorial5K.com
There will be a silent auction and a kids fun run.
Adventure Center Located in the
The “Old Brick House” on
Windham & Portland Children’s the corner of School
is coming and Church Street.
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
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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
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.
Main Street caller reported there was a
shawearthworks.com 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 MartinsPointCares.org
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calendar classified ads
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 www.petsittinginmaine.com. 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@ www.lilcaboosedaycare.vpweb.com. Call IRISH CLEANING LADY looking for some
firstname.lastname@example.org. maine.rr.com. 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.
• 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). yahoo.com 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:
• 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
50 Sewall St, 2nd flr
Portland, ME 04102
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated
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