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                                                   Volume 19 n umber 7           Gorham, Maine                               April 11, 2013
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                                      CElEBrAtinG 17 YEArS—A FrEE, voluntEEr-run, BiWEEklY CoMMunitY nEWSPAPEr



Used Car Lot                                       Gary Irving: Hiding in Plain Sight
Planned for                                                    By Sheri FaBer
Lower Main St.                                                    Staff Writer

                                                      Much has been written about Gary
            By Sheri FaBer                         (Gregg) Irving, now 52, who fled
              Staff Writer                         Massachusetts 35 years ago after being
                                                   convicted of three rapes that took place
   Abdul Ali (doing business as 6 Oxford           in the towns of Cohasset, Weymouth and
St. LLC) purchased the lot on Lower Main           Holbrook in the summer of 1978. Irving
Street near Crockett Furniture and the             parked his car, hid in the bushes and, as
main entrance to the Industrial Park. Ali          women walked by, pulled them into the
plans to open Jhsso Auto Sales at the site.        bushes and assaulted them at knifepoint.
The building on the site was torn down             One of the victims saw a blue and white                                                                                                  Photo courtesy of Georgia Humphrey, GoCAT

and a new building with the same foot-             graduation tassel on the rearview mirror
print is planned. The town approved the            and then picked Irving out from a photo                                                                              Sgt. Michael nault and lt. Christopher
project for a used car lot after review by         in the Rockland High School yearbook. In                                                                             Sanborn (far right) stand with Maine State
the town’s Site Plan Review Committee;             1979 he was convicted of the three rapes                                                                             Police officers at a press conference about
however because the State of Maine                 as well as charges of kidnapping and                         Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office   the arrest of Gary (Gregg) irving.
requires a used car sales lot to have no           unnatural acts. Irving, whose father was
less than 5,000 sq. ft for the “exclusive          an auxiliary police offer, was released on    be “very responsive and professional, and                              there had been a 911 hang up call at this
display of vehicles offered for sale,” Ali         bail during the trial. The judge allowed      pleasant to deal with.” He described him-                              address. Irving was at home watching
ran into a problem. According to Zoning            Irving to go home to get his affairs in       self as “absolutely shocked” to learn about                            TV and baking a cake. Brown recog-
Administrator David Galbraith, the state           order before returning for sentencing. He     Irving’s past. Gorham Police only had                                  nized Irving from the photo he had been
has almost 50 pages of requirements for            never returned.                               contact with the Irvings when his wife                                 shown and asked Brown to step out onto
the sale of used cars. Galbraith and Bill             Irving changed his name from Gary to       was a victim of identity theft in 2006. His                            the porch to talk. At first, Irving denied
Walsh of Walsh Engineering Associates,             Gregg (his brother’s name), and used a        family had no idea about his past history.                             who he was but after officers found sur-
an engineer hired by Ali, are working on           different date of birth and Social Security      Over the years Irving’s case was                                    gical scars from childhood open heart
potential changes to the site in an attempt        number but otherwise did not appear to        featured on various television shows                                   surgery, he admitted he was Gregg Irving
to meet the state’s standards. The lot will        do much to hide his identity. Irving and      including America’s Most Wanted,                                       and asked officers “How did you find
need to be approved by the state in addi-          Bonnie Messenger were married in the          Unsolved Mysteries, and Real Stories of                                me?” Fingerprinting at the Cumberland
tion to the approvals already received             First Parish Congregational Church 32         the Highway Patrol. He has been on the                                 County Jail confirmed his identity.
from the town.                                     years ago and they lived in her mother’s      Massachusetts State Police Top 10 Most                                 The Massachusetts State Police Violent
                                                   house on South Street. Bonnie Irving now      Wanted list for many years.                                            Fugitive Apprehension Section has since
                                                   owns the house. Neighbors described the          A disgruntled family member appears                                 identified Gregg Irving as Gary Irving.

Gorham Still                                       Irvings as a pleasant family who helped
                                                   with snow removal. The Irvings raised a
                                                   son and a daughter, both of whom gradu-
                                                                                                 to have been the one who notified
                                                                                                 authorities of Irving’s whereabouts.
                                                                                                 He also provided police with a rea-
                                                                                                                                                                           Irving now faces additional charges as
                                                                                                                                                                        a convicted felon in possession of guns
                                                                                                                                                                        as officers found 10 guns–including two
Discussing                                         ated from Gorham High School. Irving
                                                   now has a young granddaughter as well.
                                                                                                 sonably current photo of Irving. The
                                                                                                 Massachusetts State Police Violent
                                                                                                                                                                        sawed off shotguns–in the house. He
                                                                                                                                                                        used one for hunting and a family friend

All-Day                                            For the past 20 years, Irving has worked
                                                   for a company that installs wiring for
                                                   business and government offices. A local
                                                                                                 Fugitive Apprehension Section contacted
                                                                                                 the Maine State Police who notified the
                                                                                                 Gorham Police Department.
                                                                                                                                                                        had given the others to him.
                                                                                                                                                                           With this arrest, police obtained
                                                                                                                                                                        Irving’s DNA and the Maine State Police
Kindergarten                                       businessman who had business dealings
                                                   with Irving over the years found him to
                                                                                                    On March 27th, Officer Michael
                                                                                                 Brown knocked on Irving’s door, saying
                                                                                                                                                                        are reviewing a variety of unsolved cases
                                                                                                                                                                        to see if he may be linked to any of them.

          By Stacy Sallinen
          School Coordinator

    The committee exploring the possibil-
                                                   District Attorney Declines to Prosecute
ity of implementing an all-day kindergar-
ten (ADK) program in Gorham presented
its final report to the School Committee
                                                   Woman for Filing False Report
at the end of March. After many hours of
research and discussion, the committee                         By Sheri FaBer                    misdemeanor charges against Welsh for                                  Dana Thompson noted the case was
                                                                  Staff Writer                   having filed a false police report.                                    investigated extensively. He said the
recommended the district not expand
                                                                                                    District Attorney Stephanie Anderson                                community was concerned about the
its current half-day program to an all-day
                                                      In December 2012, Rachael Welsh,           noted that there “just isn’t any cred-                                 assault and that filing charges against
program at this time.
                                                   22, of Gorham reported two unknown            ible evidence that the assault, as she                                 Welsh helped the community to know
    Dennis Libby, chairman of the ADK
                                                   men in a pickup truck tried to abduct         described it, occurred.” Anderson                                      there was no cause for concern.
committee and also a member of the
                                                   and assault in the vicinity of Rt. 202        added, “It’s just very difficult to prove                                 Welsh was put on paid administra-
School Committee, recognized that ADK
                                                   and Libby Avenue. Welsh was treated           beyond a reasonable doubt that some-                                   tive leave from her job as a firefighter
was passionate topic. “People have differ-
                                                   for minor injuries. Police investigated       thing did not happen.” The case was                                    in Westbrook, but has been reinstated
ent views one way or the other,” he said.
                                                   her case but came to believe there had        dismissed without prejudice, which                                     to her job. Her attorney Bernard Broder
                             Continued on Page 7
                                                   not been an assault and ultimately filed      means it could be reinstated. Det. Sgt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Continued on Page 5



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No Prom is Worth the Risk
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       By rep. linda SanBorn                  four melanomas occurring in persons            diagnosis. We do not wish that experi-           community newspaper distributed every other
         State Representative                 under age 30. Even minimal exposure            ence on any family.”                                Thursday to more than 100 pick-up sites
                                              from tanning beds before the age of 35             He explained that as well as enjoy-
                                                                                                                                                             throughout Gorham.
   I am pleased to report that my             has been shown to increase the risk of         ing the outdoors a lot, Andy, along
colleague in the Senate, Dr. Geoff            developing melanoma by 75 percent.             with many kids his age, used a tanning                                   ——
Gratwick, D-Penobscot, submitted an              Despite restrictions already in place       booth, primarily prior to prom. “Little                      News gorhamtimes@gmail.com
important bill to protect the health of       in Maine, 14.2 percent of female ninth         did he, or we, know the damage being                        Sports jeffpike@bwservices.net
young Mainers.                                graders and 38 percent of twelfth grad-        done to him.”
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   The bill, An Act to Reduce Youth           ers used indoor tanning in the past 12             Data show that tanning is killing
Cancer Risk, would prohibit minors            months. Maine’s teen indoor tanning            thousands of Americans. Regardless of                 Of Interest gorhamtimes@gmail.com
under the age of 18 from using indoor         rate exceeds the national average.             the final outcome of the bill, I hope            Calendar item gorhamtimes@gmail.com
tanning devices that use UV radiation.           Immediate action is needed to stem          you will take measures to protect                    Advertising gorhamtimes@gmail.com
I am pleased to join him in supporting        youth cancer rates. Tanning is making          yourself from melanoma by avoiding
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this common sense measure to protect          our youth sick and we need to take             indoor tanning and using sunscreen
Maine youth.                                  proactive steps to stop this disease.          when outside. I also hope you will                 School News sallinen1@myfairpoint.net
   The bill has been approved by the             During the bill’s public hearing, the       share the risks of UV radiation and                                      ——
Legislature, but was regrettably vetoed       parents of a law student, Andy, with           indoor tanning with the youth in your                              SubScripTionS
by the governor. The Legislature              connections to Gorham, testified in            life. No prom is worth the risk.
                                                                                                                                                $15/year in Gorham; $20/year elsewhere
now has the opportunity to block              favor of the bill. Andy succumbed to
the Governor’s veto with a 2/3 vote.          melanoma at age 27.                                                                                    $10/year for college subscription
I wish the Governor had agreed with              Andy’s father shared, “Andy would                                  (207) 939-2879,                                   ——
me that protecting our youth from             ask you to pass this legislation in order                             (800) 423-2900,         Editor Karen DiDonato
cancer is important.                          to save lives. Andy would tell you that                               replinda.sanborn@
                                                                                                                    legislature.maine.gov   Business Manager Sue Dunn
   UV radiation from indoor tanning           his melanoma did not have a warn-
devices significantly raises the risk of      ing sign. He went to the infirmary at                                                         Design/Production Shirley Douglas
melanoma, the most deadly form of             his law school and, after several tests,                                                      Webmaster Judi Jones
skin cancer. A study by independent           tumors were found in his pancreas,                                                            Police Beat Sheri Faber
analysts recently found that indoor           liver, lungs and spleen. We were in the
                                                                                                                                            Staff Writers Sue Dunn, Jackie Francis, Sarah
tanning directly caused three out of          room when his doctor gave him his
                                                                                                                                            Gavett-Nielsen, Krista Nadeau, Stacy Sallinen,
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New Gorham Times Board Member                                                                                                               Features Chris Crawford
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  The Gorham Times welcomes                   er, and started Village Hearing Care                                                          Sports Jeff Pike
Shannon Phinney Dowdle as the                 in 2008 after working for various
                                                                                                                                            School Coordinator Stacy Sallinen
newest member of the Board of                 audiology clinics in Pennsylvania
Directors. Shannon is a lifelong              and Maine.                                                                                    Mailing Coordinator Russ Frank
resident of Gorham. After graduat-               Shannon lives in Gorham with her                                                           Interns Megan Bennett, Emily DeLuca, Emily
ing from Gorham High School in                husband, Bob, and their three children                                                        Lewis, Julie Pike
1986, she received a Bachelor’s               who attend Great Falls, Gorham Middle
Degree in American Studies from               School and Gorham High School.                                                                                boArd     of   direcTorS
Amherst College and a Master’s                   She is active in the community,                                                                        Maynard Charron, President
Degree in Communication Disorders             as evidenced by her time coaching
                                                                                                                                               Shannon Phinney Dowdle, Edward Feibel,
and Sciences from California State            an Odyssey of the Mind team and
University at Northridge. Shannon             a Lego Robotics team, as well as                                                                 Robert Gould, Bruce Hepler, Katie O’Brien,
returned to Gorham to work as an              singing in the Cressey Road United                                                                           Hannah Schulz Sirois,
audiologist and hearing aid dispens-          Methodist Church Choir.                                                                                   David Willis, Michael Wing
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BuSINESS PrOFILES

NESA Makes Imprint on Preble Neighborhood
         By chriS crawFord                 building will get new exterior doors at
              Staff Writer                 some point and there is a small shed
                                           in the corner of the parking lot that
   When the Town of Gorham fore-           needs attention. While some of the
closed on the Preble Street Phi Kappa      outdoor hardscaping has been done,
Sigma fraternity building for back         the Wentworths plan to finish the land-
taxes and held an auction in 2010,         scaping this season. The first floor and
Dawn Wentworth told her husband,           basement house the family business.
Peter, she thought they should bid         On the second floor is a beautifully
on it. He thought she was crazy–until      renovated three-bedroom apartment
she told him it would be a perfect         that has just been occupied.
location for their family business. The       The sale and renovations have
Wentworths run NESA, an embroidery         improved the neighborhood in more
and screen-printing business that spe-     ways than just aesthetically. Long
cializes in wearables such as shirts,      plagued by rowdy fraternity parties
aprons, uniforms, and sporting wear.       into the wee hours, Preble Street resi-
The Wentworths also happen to live         dents are seeing a noticeable differ-
right across the street from the frater-   ence on party nights. Delta Chi frater-
nity. They made the winning bid of         nity still occupies the building adjacent
$81,000 and two years later, with a        to the Wentworths, and a girls’ room-
lot of hard work and money, the ugly       ing house is just down from that, but
ducking on Preble Street has become        they are now required to notify neigh-
a swan. The renovations, both inside       bors, police and fire if they are going
and out, have also helped to transform     to have a party attended by more than
                                                                                                                                                              Photo credit Chris Crawford
the entire neighborhood. Now the           21 people. Parties are ending at a more
Wentworths might just have the short-      civilized time of 10 or 11 p.m. as well.    the renovations Peter and Dawn Wentworth have to the old fraternity house have made
est commute in town.                       Calls to Gorham Police have dimin-          an impact on Preble Street.
   “I knew the building had good           ished dramatically. The Wentworths
bones,” Dawn said, “but it was quite       think the fraternity boys at Delta Chi      the area.” In addition to silk screening,      NESA wants to become a contrib-
a mess when we began.” Many of the         actually make pretty good neighbors         they can provide advertising specialty      uting member of Gorham’s business-
renovations were accomplished with         now. “For the most part, the neighbors      items such as pens or mugs. “We also        es and to that end, is going to spon-
the help of various family members         seem to be happier,” said Peter.            do one of a kind, special item embroi-      sor a Cal Ripkin baseball team. Peter
who pitched in and replaced floors,           NESA has been in business since the      dery for weddings, family reunions and      said, “Two of our grandsons will be
moved walls, and painted. The build-       early 80’s, and for most of that time,      other events,” she said. “You name it;      playing in the league, though I don’t
ing required a lot of electrical work,     was much larger than its current four       if it can fit on the embroidery hoop,       know if they’ll be on our team.”
plumbing and new windows. Even             employees. Formerly located in South        we can do it.”                                 Dawn designs the logos and
with all the help from the family, the     Portland, and then in the Gorham                Community is very important to          works directly with customers on
Wentworths have invested quite a bit       Industrial Park, NESA did quite a lot       the Wentworths, who have lived in           the orders to ensure complete sat-
in building upgrades. “If you consider     of work for L.L. Bean and other large       Gorham since 1979 and have raised           isfaction while Peter focuses on
the purchase price plus all the renova-    businesses. Eventually they wanted          their four children here. Around            sales, advertising and does some
tion costs, this wasn’t necessarily the    to downsize their operation and offer       the age of 12 or 13, their children         production work when it gets
best deal in town, but we don’t regret     more personalized, community-orient-        began working in the business a little.     really busy. Their valued employee,
doing it one bit,” said Peter.             ed services to smaller businesses, local    Dawn’s daughter, Amber Earl Landry,         Tim Olmsted, who uses his techni-
   The renovations over the span of        sports teams and individual customers       is the company’s bookkeeper. “We            cal skills to keep the embroidery
two years have been a labor of love        as well. Dawn said, “We do work for         have six grandchildren now, and the         machine and screening presses run-
and it shows inside and out, yet there     the Gorham Football boosters and busi-      school-aged ones stop by on their way       ning smoothly, does most of the
is still more work to be done. The         nesses like small medical practices in      home from school,” said Dawn.               actual production work.




Caring Touch Dog Grooming Moves to Gorham
         By megan Bennett                  business model because not only does        the sounds of the blow dryer and the
              GHS Intern                   she perform more quality work, the          general feel of the grooming environ-
                                           dog gets to know her as well as trust       ment. Another tip for dog owners
   Michele Purdy, a certified, profes-     her. When asked to describe her busi-       is to bring dogs in regularly. Do not
sional dog groomer, recently relocated     ness in two words, Purdy said smiling,      wait until they are in horrible condi-
her established South Portland busi-       “Compassion and trust.” On a daily          tion, which is hard on the dog and
ness, Caring Touch Dog Grooming, to        basis, Purdy grooms five to six dogs        Purdy as well.
Gorham. Taking advice from a former        lasting no more than an hour for each          Her fees range from $35 to $55
certified groomer, she pursued a career    appointment depending on the size           depending on the size and breed of
in dog grooming in Boston. After gradu-    and breed.                                  the dog. The basic grooming pack-
ating in 1991, she worked for a groom-        Purdy explained that when a dog          age includes ears, nails, clipping,
ing company for a few years until 1998     first comes to her, they might be           shampooing/washing, a fluff dry, and
when she opened a business of her          timid or nervous so her top priority        an overall finish. She only takes dogs
own. With such a passionate love for       is to assure the dog they are in a safe     up to 80 pounds (the size of a male
dogs, Purdy's business continued to        environment. Her motto, “grooming           golden retriever). Caring Touch Dog
thrive as the years passed.                should feel good,” is one to which          Grooming is located in Purdy’s home
   Grooming dogs for over 20 years,        she adheres with true conviction. She       at 30 Harding Road, Gorham.
Purdy is not only experienced but has      believes grooming is supposed to be            Purdy hopes her emphasis on
established her own unique business        relaxing and fun for a dog. She empha-      compassionate care and trust leads
style. Most dog grooming compa-            sizes that grooming should be just like     to all dogs and their owners feeling
nies hold a dog after they have been       a spa day, and not dangerous or scary.      confident with her business, happy
washed and trimmed for the entire          She caters to the dogs and always gives     when they leave, and excited to
day, which, Purdy says, can some-          them one-on-one attention.                  come back for more.
times lead to chaos. Caring Touch Dog         Purdy loves to educate people on
Grooming is by appointment only, and       grooming or about dogs in general.            Caring Touch Dog Grooming                                            Photo credit Megan Bennett

she usually only works one or two          A few of her tips to new dog owners           30 Harding Rd., Gorham, ME 04038
                                           is to start the dog grooming process          (207) 839-4490,                           Michele Purdy recently relocated Caring
dogs at the same time. Purdy feels this
                                           early so the animal can get used to           call for appointments                     touch Dog Grooming from South
is beneficial to both the dog and her
                                                                                                                                   Portland to Gorham.

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CLErK’S COrNEr             State to Require Notification
Motor Vehicle Registration of Group Homes to Towns
Processes                                                                                                          Sheri FaBer
                                                                                                                    Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                                 DHHS is not required to license homes
                                                                                                                                                              with one or two residents nor are they
                                                                                                                                                              required to notify authorities of their loca-
            connie loughran                              To register a new or used vehicle          Maine has group homes throughout                          tions. The town usually learns of their
                  Town Clerk                          purchased out-of-state, the pur-           the state to serve the needs of people                       existence when there is a call for services
                                                      chaser must bring a good bill of           with a variety of disabilities who are                       from police and/or fire. In the past year
   Spring is here and this week I’d                   sale that includes vehicle informa-        unable to live on their own. The State                       there have been two fires set in two of
like to review the motor vehicle reg-                 tion, buyer and seller information         of Maine requires group homes with                           these unlicensed homes both of which
istration process.                                                                               three or more residents be licensed by                       are run by Granite Bay Care, Inc. One fire
                                                      including names and addresses, and
   The purchaser must complete all                                                               the Department of Health and Human                           on Green Street in the village severely
                                                      a current insurance card, as well as                                                                    damaged the building.
first time registrations in the Town                                                             Services (DHHS); however, when a
                                                      the vehicle’s current title, which         group home opens, the state does not                            Police Chief Ronald Shepard estimates
Clerk’s office. All renewal regis-                    must be completed on the back and          require that local communities be noti-                      there are at least eight unlicensed homes
trations may be completed in the                      signed by the seller with the buyer’s      fied. The Legislature recently passed a                      but he believes there may be more.
Clerk’s office or online. To register                 name and address, seller’s name and        new law that requires municipalities to                      Because of the potential problems that
a new or used vehicle purchased                       address. A Monroney label or dealer        be notified of the opening of a group                        may occur at these homes–licensed and
from a Maine dealer, the purchaser                    invoice is required on all brand new       home. The municipality can suggest                           unlicensed–both Shepard and Fire Chief
must bring the blue title application,                                                           an alternative location but cannot pre-                      Robert Lefebvre would like this new
                                                      vehicles.
bill of sale and current insurance                                                               vent a group home from opening. It                           legislation to include notification to the
                                                         If there are special circumstances                                                                   town of any group home opened to care
card for the vehicle. If the vehicle                                                             would remain up to the DHHS to make
                                                      with the sale–a purchase from an           the final determination of the group                         for people who have mental health issues
is brand new, the Monroney label                      estate, purchased from someone             home’s location.                                             and who cannot live independently.
(window sticker) is also required.                    who never registered/titled the vehi-
To transfer plates from a vehicle                     cle after purchase, an inheritance,
with time left on the registration,
bring the yellow registration for that
                                                      a surviving spouse, or any other
                                                      circumstance–contact the Town
                                                                                                 real Estate Transfers January 2013
vehicle to the Town Clerk’s office.                   Clerk’s office at 222-1670.                 Location                     Buyer                                    Seller                           Price
   To register a used vehicle from                                                                144 South Street            Marianacci, Jospeh, Shirley & Gina        Boothby, Austin                     $255,000
                                                                                                  158 Mosher road             Meister, Christopher & robbins, Brianna   Albrecht, timothy & Frank Christine $203,000
a private sale, the purchaser must
                                                                          Town Clerk Connie       19 Gateway Commons Drive lavertu, Greg & Bailey, rebecca              Hawkes, roland & Moyo, otrude $248,000
bring the vehicle’s title, a good bill                                    Loughran can be         19 Meadowbrook Drive unit 2 Gross, Juliann & Welch, Matthew           Cloutier, richard                   $124,000
of sale and current insurance card                                        reached by e-mail at    20 Willowdale Drive         liberty Block llC                         oWB reo, llC                        $138,100
                                                                                                  21 George Street            littlefield, tristan & Michelle           Flaherty, thomas & Mary-kate $220,000
for the vehicle purchased. The title                                      cloughran@gorham.
                                                                                                  22 Green trees Drive        Moller, John & roxanne                    Hebert, John & Debbie               $340,000
must be filled out on the back and                                        me.us or by phone at    241 narragansett Street     Chase, Joshua & Christine                 Pelletier, Maurice & Gail           $245,000
signed by the seller with the name                                        222-1670.               309 new Portland road       Buck, randy & Anita                       Wright, Wayne                       $210,000
                                                                                                  52 Brookwood Drive          Barbour, tracie                           Shapiro, Scott & Stroud, Jayne $148,500
and address of the buyer. The bill of                                                             6 McAdam Way (land)         varney, kati & nicholas                   Weber, terry & Jacqueline           $ 83,500
sale should match the title with date                                                             84 Gordon Farms road        kelting, tyler & thornton, kelly          Peters & Co. llC                    $325,000
of sale, name/names of purchaser,                                                                 9 rainbow lane              Cotta, robert                             Mellone, Joseph & lynn              $180,000
year, make, model and vehicle’s VIN
number, selling price, and it should

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Police department saw fit to issue a
press release in this matter prior to its
conclusion. Irreparable harm has been
done to Ms. Welsh’s reputation as a
result.” Thompson said the police inves-
tigation has been suspended and they
believe they made the correct charge.




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SCHOOL


Jump for Heart Health Members of GHS Music
            Becky Fortier
                                                                                                     Department Heading to D.C.
    Great Falls Assistant Principal
                                                                                                                By emily deluca                  they will have a number of sites to see,
   Gorham’s three elementary                                                                                         GHS Intern                  and the entire group will perform con-
schools–Great Falls, Narragansett and                                                                                                            certs. They will observe many famous
Village–raised an astounding total of                                                                   This April vacation, members of the      attractions, a few of them being the
$10,196.28 during its recent Jump                                                                    Gorham High School band, concert            Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian
Rope for Heart Program. The program                                                                  choir, and chamber                                                 Institute, the
                                                                                                     singers are taking a                                               Washington
gave students an opportunity to learn
                                                                                                     trip to Washington,
                                                                                                                              They will observe many famous
about the importance of heart health                                                                                                                                    Monument,
and the act of compassion by contrib-                                                                D.C. Students who           attractions, a few of them             and the Lincoln
uting to a great cause.                                                                              chose to go on            being the Holocaust Museum,              Memorial. The
   Half of the money raised will be                                                                  the trip had many                                                  group will also
                                                                                                     opportunities to          the Smithsonian Institute, the           have the privilege
used to support “Learning Beyond the
Classroom,” the campaign that gives                                                                  fundraise. Among         Washington Monument, and the              of participating
students access to guest speakers, field                                                             these opportuni-                                                   in a wreath lay-
                                                                                                     ties, the mattress               Lincoln Memorial.                 ing ceremony at
experiences, and other outside-of-
school resources. This year, the money                                                               sale that took place                                               the Tomb of the
is targeted toward activities that                                                                   in February, put together by music teach-   Unknown Soldier.
emphasize wellness and heart health.                                                                 er Mr. Murray, proved to be the most           On the trip home, the bus will stop
                                                                       Photo credit Meghan Lonegan
Many of these activities will take place                                                             successful. In a combined effort, the       at Gettysburg and the Gettysburg
during Field Day. Students from all         the Gorham Elementary Schools’ physical                  GHS Music Department raised a total of      Museum, where they will get a tour and
three elementary schools will come          education teachers, from left to right, Mr.              $4,500. The fundraiser has significantly    deliver a concert in honor of the 150th
together by grade level at the Field        Speed, Mr. DeFrancesco, and Mr. Fortier,                 contributed to the overall cost of trip.    anniversary of Gettysburg. Members of
House on the USM Gorham campus              present a check to the American Heart                       Students and chaperones will leave       the Music Department anxiously await
during the first week of June for many      Association for $5,098. Accepting the                    at 11 p.m. on April 11, and ride over-      the trip and are excited to be part of
activities, including Yoga and Jukado.      check for the Heart Association are local                night on a coach bus. When they arrive,     such a great experience.
   The other half of the money raised       representative Gary urey and regional vice
was given to the American Heart             president Mary Blake.
Association, which uses funds to
help heal kids with “special” hearts.       lives through their education efforts
They also fund educational programs         and research.
designed to teach students and fami-           This event was a huge success
lies the importance of heart health.        due to the generosity of our Gorham
The students learned how the Heart          Elementary Schools’ families and friends,
Association uses donations to help save     and we are greatly appreciative.




                                                                                                                                                                              Photo credit Michael Logue


                                                                                                     the GHS Music Department received a $4,500 check as a result of their successful
                                                                                                     mattress-sale fundraiser. Members of the GHS band, concert choir, and chamber singers
                                                                                                     will be traveling to Washington, D.C. over April vacation.


                                                                                                       Correction
                                                                                                       the School Committee’s daylong workshop was held on March 27, and will not take
                                                                                                       place on April 27, as stated in the March School Committee report that appeared in
                                                                                                       the March 25 issue of the Gorham times.




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"Peter Panic" Runs at GMS Robotics Fundraiser
                                                                                                               compiled By Stacy Sallinen                   Cup Series on July 14 at N.H. Motor
                                                                                                                 School News Editor                         Speedway, as well as two free AAA
                                                                                                                                                            memberships or renewals (retail
                                                                                                          Robotics Team 172 is selling raffle               value $450)
                                                                                                       tickets to help fund their upcom-                       Team 172 is also selling LED light
                                                                                                       ing trip to the FIRST Robotics                       bulbs. The 800-lumen bulb replaces
                                                                                                       Competition Championship in                          a 60-watt incandescent, and is dim-
                                                                                                       Missouri. Tickets are $5 each or three               mable, omni-directional, and high
                                                                                                       for $12. Three winning tickets will be               quality light with warm color tem-
                                                                                                       drawn on April 22. The winners can                   perature. Unlike CFL blubs, these
                                                                                                       select one of three prizes:                          contain no mercury or lead, and are
                                                                                                          • L.L. Bean Manatee Kayak pack-                   environmentally safe. Bulbs can last
                                                                                                       age ($469 retail value)                              23 years at three hours per day. Cost
                                                                                                          • Four tickets to Bob Marley’s                    is $20 per bulb.
                                                                           Photo credit Terri Dawson
                                                                                                       New Year’s Eve show and a gift bas-                     FMI or to purchase tickets or
the cast of “Peter Panic” sings and dances through the opening number of the perfor-                   ket ($300 retail value)                              light bulbs, call Janet at 329-6591
mance. over thirty students participated in the production.                                               • Two tickets to the NASCAR                       or e-mail Michelle at mmoutinho5@
                                                                                                       Nationwide Series on July 13 and                     gmail.com. Tickets can also be
       provided By gmS StaFF                                                                           two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint                     purchased from members of the
                                                                                                                                                            Robotics Team.
   The Gorham Middle School audi-
torium was full of singing, danc-
ing, and laughter on March 29 and                                                                      All-Day Kindergarten C               ontinued from Page 1
30 as the cast and crew of “Peter
Panic” took the stage after months of                                                                  “We knew there was no way that we                    saving would be realized by eliminat-
rehearsals with director Tana Krohn.                                                                   could please everyone.”                              ing the mid-day bus run. Total costs for
   “Peter Panic” is a Pioneer Drama                                                                        During the presentation, Libby                   implementing an ADK program in the
Service, Inc. production written by                                                                    explained that a majority of ADK commit-             first year total $555,159. For each subse-
Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, pub-                                                                     tee members support the concept of an                quent year, an estimated $502,000 would
                                                                           Photo credit Terri Dawson
lished in 2012. The show is set in a                                                                   all-day program, citing higher academic              be needed to compensate the teachers
modern-day high school and details           lance tinkerman (played by Alex York),                    expectations for kindergarten students;              and ed techs.
the trials and triumphs of the drama         caption of the football team, expresses                   more opportunity for academic, social                    In a surprising move, Libby, speaking
club’s efforts to produce and per-           his frustration to Pam (played by Jamie                   and emotional growth with additional                 as a member of the School Committee
form “Peter Pan.”                            Juskiewicz), leader of the drama club, about              instruction time; and the benefits of all-           member and not as an ADK committee
   Pam, played by Jamie Juskiewicz,          being cast as the non-speaking, female role               day programming for those students iden-             member, shocked the audience when
is the ever-enthusiastic club leader         of tinkerbell. Barry the playwright (played               tified as at-risk.                                   he recommended to fellow School
who insists that the Drama Club              by Grace Berks) ignores them.                                 However, a majority could not sup-               Committee members to include an ADK
put on a show despite having their                                                                     port ADK when considering the financial              program into next year’s school budget.
entire budget cut. Barry, played                                                                       impact it would have on programs for                 “Let the voters decide if they want all-day
                                             together that they would be proud of.
by Grace Berks, offers to write                                                                        all K-12 students across the district, the           K,” he said.
                                             I think we did that.”
her own version of “Peter Pan” to                                                                      school budget, and ultimately to taxpay-                 School Committee members asked to
                                                Students now lament that the
save money, but the crew soon                                                                          ers. The ADK committee wrote in its                  see how the inclusion of an all-day kinder-
                                             show is over. “I actually miss it now
encounters trouble when Coach                                                                          report that while “short-term data shows             garten program would impact the school
                                             that it’s done,” said York. “When
Rook, played by Alyssa Dolley, and                                                                     significant value in relation to the cost in         budget before making any decisions at its
                                             you’re on the stage, you feel like
sidekick Smiley, played by Anne                                                                        the first year, there is no longitudinal evi-        April meeting.
                                             you can be yourself more.”
Kelly, plot to sabotage the show.                                                                      dence to show that the long-term benefits                In addition to Libby, other members of
                                                Juskiewicz and Dolley already
“Peter Pan” becomes Peter Panic                                                                        outweigh the cost of implementing an                 the ADK exploratory committee include
                                             miss the cast. “I had a lot of fun
when Rook sends her football play-                                                                     ADK program.”                                        Narragansett Principal Polly Brann, GMS
                                             and met a lot of new people,” said
ers to audition for the play and then                                                                      The committee determined that five               Social Worker Thom Courtney, Assistant
                                             Dolley. “I already miss working with
changes the school rules so that                                                                       new classrooms and necessary supplies,               Director of Instructional Services Kathy
                                             them,” said Juskiewicz.
hooks, nails, and screws become                                                                        including desks, chairs, tables, literacy            Hamblen, School Committee member
                                                Krohn would like to thank
banned weapons. Football players                                                                       and math programs to name a few,                     Darryl Wright, and community mem-
                                             everyone who made the show a
are cast as pirates, cheerleaders                                                                      would be needed, costing an estimated                bers Margery Clark, Kelli Deveaux, Janet
                                             success, including parents, and
become mermaids, and students                                                                          $90,585. A total of 5.5 additional class-            Kuech and Ronda Sawyer.
                                             especially the cast and crew of the
from detention get recruited to play                                                                   room teachers would also be needed,                      The full report issued from the ADK
                                             show: Quintessa Bisonette, Alexis
Lost Boys, well, Girls. Pam’s dream                                                                    adding an estimated $385,000 to the                  committee can be read in its entirely at
                                             Shaw, Abby Flint, and Olivia Paruk,
seems lost until star quarterback                                                                      cost. An additional 2.5 education techni-            www.Gorhamschools.org.
                                             Madeline Joyal-Meyers, Austin
Tinkerman, played by Alex York–                                                                        cians and .6 art teacher would be needed,
                                             Pomelow, Brooke Hall, Brianna
who plays, of course, Tinkerbell–                                                                      costing an estimated $117,000. A $37,426
                                             Crockett, Heather Woodbury,

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   “It was an adventure to work with a       Libby, Emily Yager, Ben Clark,
cast of 25 students and crew of 8 to put     California Cullinan, Kayley Mason,
this show together,” says Krohn. “I am
so proud of what they accomplished!”
                                             Kortney French, Shelby Leach,
                                             Molly Sposato, Emily O’Donnell,
                                                                                                                                                                   properly? Get
                                                                                                                                                                    Changes,
   This is Krohn’s first year directing      Simeon Willey, Conor Battaglia,                                                                                       a second
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                                                                                       Eaton Recognized as
                                                                                       Presidential Scholar
                                                                                           compiled By Stacy Sallinen
                                                                                           Rachel Eaton has been selected for
                                                                                       recognition by the U.S. Presidential
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                                                                                       Scholars Program. The program is by
                                                                                       invitation only; approximately 3,000
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                                                                                       graduating high school seniors are invit-
      for Take-Out                                                                     ed nationwide. Eaton is one of 47 Maine
                                                                                       students who received an invitation
                                                                                           The U.S. Presidential Scholars
                                                                                       Program recognizes and honors some of
                       Fresh Dough Daily                                               the nation’s most distinguished graduat-
                                                                                       ing high school seniors. In 1979, the
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                                                                                       program was extended to recognize
                                                                                       students who demonstrate exceptional          rachel Eaton has been recognized as a
                 Pasta • Grinders • Beer & Wine                                        talent in the visual, creative and perform-
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                                                                                                                                     Presidential Scholar and has accepted her
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                                                                                       Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to      country. “The United States offers free-

                      Call 839-2504 or                                                 Washington, D.C. in June and the U.S.         dom that is both priceless and unique
                                                                                       Presidential Scholars medallion at a cer-     in today’s world,” she said. “Of course,
                                                                                       emony sponsored by the White House.           there are many ways to preserve that
                      FAX orders to 839-2148                                               In late March, an independent, nation-    freedom, and the Academy is one of
                                                                                       al committee of educators convened by         many options to serve in the military, or
                     We accept visa and MasterCard                                     the Commission on Presidential Scholars       even the Air Force. I’ve chosen that par-
                                                                                       chooses approximately 500 semifinal-          ticular route because I believe it lines up
                                                                                       ists. Six to twenty semifinalists are iden-   well with my talents and interests.”
       Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.                                         tified for each state/jurisdiction by the        Eaton plans to study engineering
                                                                                                                                     and Russian as a minor. Her short-term
                                                                                       review committee.
           Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. to Midnight                                                 In April, the Commission on               goals include running and playing ten-
                                                                                       Presidential Scholars makes the final         nis for the Rams. Her long-term goals
                                                                                       selection of the 121 students.                are to obtain her degree at the Air Force

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                                                                                           Late last week, Congresswoman             Academy; be commissioned as a 2nd
                                                                                       Chellie Pingree announced that Eaton          Lieutenant; serve and defend her country;
                                                                                       accepted an offer to attend the U.S. Air      and see where life takes her.
                                                                                       Force Academy in Colorado Springs.               Eaton has received a number of other
                                                                                       Pingree nominated Eaton to the acad-          awards and commendations: 2013
                                                                                       emy in November.                              National Merit Finalist; Academic All-
                                                                                           “Acceptance to a U.S. service acade-      State, Cross Country; Coach’s Award
                                                                                       my is extremely competitive and reflects      and co-caption, GHS Tennis; Cadet

          CommUNITY
                                                                                       highly on a student’s scholarship, com-       Commander, Mitchell Award and 2012
                                                                                       munity service, and character,” said          Cadet Commander, Civil Air Patrol;
                                                                                       Pingree. “I’m very pleased that Rachel        Dean’s List Nominee and co-caption, First


             Gorham
                                                                                       was accepted to the Air Force Academy         Robotics Team 172; several awards for
                                                                                       and appreciate her commitment to serv-        the Math team; and national qualifier and
                                                                                       ing the country. I wish her all the best in   semifinalist (top 100 and 15 in the nation,


        May 4th 11:00-2:00
                                                                                       what promises to be a bright career.”         respectively), National Bible Bee.
                                                                                           Eaton decided to pursue the Air              Eaton is a homeschooled student. She is
                                                                                       Force because she wants to defend her         the daughter of Gary and Jennifer Eaton.
          Odd Fellows building down town Gorham!
                Come celebrate Gorham!
                   Free admission!
    Groups include:
    The High School Green Team, Citizens for a Green Gorham, the Bike
    Coalition, North Gorham Grange, Gorham Garden Club, Gorham Historical
    Society, Maine Energy Education Program, Permaculture, Eco Maine, NRCM,
    Presumpscott Region and Land Trust.

    Opportunities to taste samples from Carter's GREEN Market, opening down
    town in June, and enjoy local milkshakes to support the Heifer Project, coffee
    from Gorham Grind, baked goods, and local products that contribute to a
    vibrant healthy environment. Ever tried homemade soap made with goat milk?

    Come join the fun!
    11:00 - Walking tour of the historic Odd Fellow building
    11:10 - Vermiculture presentation with Jock Robie
    11:15 - Walking tour of rare orchard on USM campus
    12:00 - Transition Town presentation by Bruce Webb
    12:30 - Whoopie Pie Contest!!!! (stay tuned for details to enter)
    1:00 - Senator Boyle, Rep. McLean and Rep. Sanborn will hold an informal forum
    1:00 - Walking tour of the Isaac Dyer Farm, last of two gentlemen farms in Maine
    1:30 - “So You Think You Know Gorham “ contest winner
    1:45 - Walking tour of Odd Fellow building
    2:30 - Tour of the Gun Powder Mills in North Gorham with Don Wescott




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SPOrTS

rachele Burns and Her Team Survive Scary Bus Accident
                 JeFF pike                        “I was listening to music and using      where the players could reach trees                  At the beginning of her freshman
     Gorham Times Sports Editor                my phone,” Burns said. “All of a sud-       they could shimmy down to safety.                 year (2009) of basketball at Orono,
                                               den, the coaches in the front of the           “The coaches handled everything so             Burns suffered yet another ligament
   After suffering through two major           bus started yelling, and we slowly          well, and Coach Barron tended to the              tear to her right knee. Sadly, that was
knee injuries in high school and two           drifted off the side of the road. Coach     bus driver the whole time,” Burns said.           not the end. At the beginning of the
more in college, Rachele Burns (GHS            (Richard) Barron tried to take the          “The medics arrived and took the driver           2010-2011 season, she tore ligaments
‘09) may have felt her athletic career         wheel but got thrown back into the          by helicopter to a hospital. The rest of us       yet again, only this time to her left
had already provided enough challeng-          isle when we went into the median.          were on the side of the highway getting           knee, leading to her fourth surgery.
es. But on February 26th, she faced            When we came out of the median,             checked by paramedics. I ended up giv-               After coming back and playing eight
what might have been the scariest              we went airborne and hit the ground         ing a piggy back to one of our players on         games during the 2011-2012 season,
challenge of all.                              in the two middle lanes of the north-       crutches through the snow to the side of          Burns and the coaching staff at Orono
   That’s when the bus carrying the            bound side.”                                the road by running on pure adrenaline.           came to the decision that it made
University of Maine at Orono women’s              “From there, we could see cars com-      We all waited up for everyone to be               sense take her senior year off. “We
basketball crashed on Route 95 in              ing at us, but luckily no one hit us,”      safely checked in at the hotel.”                  decided it made more sense for me
northern (Georgetown) Massachusetts            Burns continued. “The coaches yelled           The next day, the media swarmed the            to be able to walk when I am older,”
on its way to a game in Boston. After          for everyone to hold on as we plowed        hotel to talk to the team. “The bus acci-         Burns said. “And since I want to coach
the driver collapsed, the bus veered left      through the snow. We then fish-tailed       dent was the scariest thing that has ever         at the Division I college level someday,
from the right-hand lane heading south-        and ended up between two trees. As          happened to me,” Burns revealed. “I               Coach Barron offered me a position as
bound. The bus crossed two lanes,              we hit the snow bank, I closed my           am very lucky to be alive, someone was            a student-assistant with the team. It
went through the median and across all         eyes—if I was going to die, I didn’t        watching over us! There is no way were            was a hard decision, and it took me a
four northbound lanes before crashing          want to know what happened. After           should all okay—it was a true miracle.”           long time to get through it. I still miss
in the woods. Miraculously, the bus did        we hit the trees, I was in shock that          Burns was a stand-out basketball,              playing so much, but I am on a differ-
not tip over. No one was seriously hurt,       we were all still alive.”                   soccer and softball player at GHS                 ent side of it now and am learning so
and the driver has since recovered.               The bus then started smoking.            before having her career derailed in              much through this coaching staff.”
   Burns is a student-assistant coach for      With the exit at the front of the bus       January 2008 of her junior season                    For those of us fortunate to watch
the team after deciding not to play fol-       blocked, Burns and assistant Coach          when she tore ligaments in her right              Burns’ career at GHS, it’s sad to see
lowing the 2011-2012 season in which           Amy Vachon tried to figure out how to       knee during the basketball season. She            such a great athlete have her career
she appeared in eight games following          open the windows on the left side so        tore ligaments in the same knee again             cut short by so many injuries, but we
her fourth knee surgery. During the bus        everyone could get off the bus but saw      during her senior soccer season in the            are also grateful she and her team all
ride, she was sitting seven rows back          the ground was too far down to jump.        fall of 2008, forcing her to miss her             managed to survive an accident that
from the driver on the left hand side.         They then checked the right side,           senior basketball and softball seasons.           could have ended tragically.




recreation Department’s Boys’ Basketball Champs
the Gorham recreation Department crowned its fifth/sixth grade boys’ champions
March 7th as the Boston team defeated new York, 40-37. key baskets down the stretch
came from Michael Evans and thomas nelson, who also led the team in scoring with 22
points while tyler Haines chipped in with 11 points. new York was led by nick Strout
with 17 points and numerous assists while Jacob Sladen scored nine points. Playing
for Boston and pictured above, front row from left to right: Mike Evans, Alex Burghardt,
Josh Ball, Thomas Nelson and Ayden Lindsay. Middle Row: Brian Edwards, Jack Collins,
Tyler Haines, Connor Coro, Noah Cote and Michael Maxfield. Back Row: Coaches John




                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo courtesy of the Gorham Rec Dept.
Edwards, Alicia Paige and kelley Burghardt




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SPOrTS


in the                     Zone                                                                                         Second undefeated Season
                                                                                                                                                                                 For the second year in a row the sixth-
                                                                                                                                                                                 grade Gorham girls' travel basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                 team finished the Cape Elizabeth travel
                                                                                                                                                                                 league season undefeated after winning
                                                                                                                                                                                 the championship game against Portland.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Playing for the team and pictured above,
                                                                                                                                                                                 front row: MacKenzie Holmes. Middle row
                                                                                                                                                                                 from left to right: Sarah Walker, Hallie
                                                                                                                                                                                 Shiers, Molly Duff, Hailey Morrill, Brittany
                                                                                                                                                                                 Desjardin, Courtney Brent, Emma Forgues,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sarah Stevens and Lucia Reidy. Back row:
                                                                                                                                                  Photo credit Tammy Desjardin
                                                                                                                                                                                 Coaches lenny Holmes and todd Walker.



                                                                                                                        Tournament Champions
                                                                                                                                                                                 the Gorham travel Basketball Program
                                                                                                                                                                                 girls’ fifth/sixth grade team won the Bonny
                                                                                                                                                                                 Eagle invitational basketball tournament
                                                                                                                                                                                 during the weekend of March 2-3 compet-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ing against teams from area towns. nine
                                                                                                                                                                                 players scored in the 36-26 championship
                                                                                                                                                                                 win over Buxton led by Emma Shields and
                             Photo credit Wendy Broy                        Photo credit Meredith T. Bradley-Bickford
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mckenzie Young with eight points each.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Playing for the team and pictured above,
Now Starting at Shortstop: Steven Broy                 National Snowboarding Star: Jasper                                                                                        front row from left to right: Erin Hume,
(GHS ‘11), the starting shortstop for the              Crane Jr., a second-grader at Great                                                                                       Gaby Gagne, Paige Hume, kathryn lundin
newbury College (Brookline, MA) base-                  Falls Elementary School, placed high                                                            Photo credit Ron Lowell
                                                                                                                                                                                 and Hannah Lowell. Back row: Trinity
ball team, ranked among the team lead-                 in three events at the uSASA national                                                                                     Dean, Brooke Woodbury, kienna tracey,
ers at press time in runs-batted-in (11),              Snowboarding competition March 30-April                                                                                   Mckenzie Young and Emma Shields.
triples (3) and home runs (1) through                  in Colorado. Competing in the boys’
the team’s first 18 games. last season,                seven-and-under division, Crane finished


                                                                                                                        sports Etc.
Broy broke two rookie records while                    seventh in the slalom, eighth in the giant
starting at third base as a freshman—                  slalom and twelfth in the boardercross.
with 47 hits and 11 doubles.
                                                                                                                        New Spring Coaches at gHS: the GHS                       hosts the third-annual into the Mud
                                                                                                                        spring sports teams feature two new                      Challenge at Gorham Middle School.
                                                                                                                        coaches for the upcoming season: Steve                   The event begins at 8:30 a.m. followed
                                                                                                                        Martin takes over as the varsity softball                by an awards ceremony at noon and a
                                                                                                                        coach after serving as the junior varsity                post-race celebration at Sebago Brewing
                                                                                                                        coach for several years. He is also a                    Company. the race features 2.5 miles
                                                                                                                        long-time GHS junior varsity coach for                   of mud pits and a series of challeng-
                                                                                                                        girls’ soccer. Aaron Bergeron (GHS ‘08)                  ing obstacles with an emphasis on
                                                                                                                        is the new girls’ tennis coach. Bergeron,                getting muddy! the event includes an
                                                                                                                        who also assists with the uSM tennis                     individual division, a team division, and
                                                                                                                        program, was a star player for GHS                       a one-mile race for children ages 5-12.
                                                                                                                        and went on to a stand-out career at                     Proceeds directly support the uSM Sport
                                                                                                                        Stonehill College.                                       Management Scholarship fund. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                 information and to register, visit www.
                                                                                                                        Into the Mud Challenge: on April 28,                     intothemudchallenge.com or contact
                                                                                                                        the uSM Sport Management Program                         info@intothemudchalenge.com.




girls’ March Madness: the 2nd-Annual Girls’ March Madness for basketball players in
                                                                                           Photo credit Pam Kratzer

                                                                                                                        upcoming gHS Varsity Events
grades three through six recognized its team/individual skills and shooting event champi-                               Saturday, April 13
ons March 23 at Shaw Gym in the Gorham rec Center. Playing for the victorious Shakers                                   1:00 p.m.        Boys’ Lacrosse vs. Massaebesic @GHS
team were Emily Paruk, Anneka Bryant, Mia kratzer, lauren DiDonato, Emma Stevens,
Julia kratzer, Brylee Bishop and olivia Michaud. in the individual events, winners
included Anna nelson among the third graders and Grace Forgues among the fourth/fifth                                   All games subject to change. For up-to-date schedules of all GHS sports teams, visit
graders. Second-place finishers included lexi Waterman (third grade) and Jillian nichols                                www.digitalsports.com
(fourth/fifth grade) while third-place finishers included Brylee Bishop (third grade) and
Allison Walker (fourth/fifth grade). All participants in the event are shown above.




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Writing Contest Winner
     By pamela turner, director                   worked away at their desks. Vaguely
       Baxter Memorial Library                    I heard the steady whine and thud
                                                  of the treadmill from the backhouse,
                                                  where Paul and Grace exercise. The
   The Friends of Baxter Memorial                 racket ceased when Grace moved to
Library Writing Contests have been                the exercise bike. I sighed. In the next
part of the library’s landscape for               moment the backhouse door slammed
quite a number of years. The Middle               opened, its spring shrieking.
School Personal Narrative Winner                     “Mom, there’s something wrong
was Esther Eaton who wrote this                   with Grace!” Since Paul suffered fre-
piece when she was a homeschooler                 quent bouts of extreme excitement
in the seventh grade. Her winning                 and sadness, it took me several sec-
entry is below.                                   onds to process what he bellowed up
   Additional winning entries will                the stairs. By the time I hurled down
be published in future issues of the              my notebook and dashed towards him,
Gorham Times. For more informa-                   Mom had already thundered down the
tion on library programs and servic-              steps and into backhouse. It’s funny
es please visit the website at www.               – I clearly remember the sound of the
baxterlibrary.org or call the library             pages fluttering around their spiral
at 222-1190.                                      binding, and the peculiar crunch when
                                                  the notebook landed, permanently
                                                  creasing the cover. Mom screamed
The Day
                                                                                                         Always open 8am - 8pm,
                                                  from the backhouse, her voice pan-
    eSther eaton, Seventh Grade                   icked, “Somebody call 9-1-1!”
                                                     Mom doesn’t scream. She just

                                                                                                             7 days a week
   Some parts of those moments I see              doesn’t. Instantly adrenaline pumped
clear as a photograph, and others blur-           into all our systems. I turned slowly to
ry, like a smeared watercolor painting.           the phone. That is, I whipped around,
Some I can’t shake away, and others I             but my mind encased the next few
grasp at in dreams sometimes. I think             moments in slow motion. I punched
of it as The Day, but truthfully, it only         in the numbers and my finger hovered


                                                                                                         If your doctor is out,
lasted for a few fleeting, endless min-           over the call button. Every safety lec-
utes. They are my moments of fear.                ture I ever watched flashed through
                                                  my head. I knew this qualified as an



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   The snow, though mostly gone,
lingered in pockets and hollows in                emergency, but I just couldn’t quite
the ground on one of those damp                   push that plastic square. I turned to
January days on the edge of cold.                 Rachel and shoved the phone into
The thick curtain of clouds coating               her outstretched hands. My fingers
the sky let down a few heavy mists                visibly trembled and my whole body
that clung to the ground. I curled up             quivered. I slid into a sitting position
                                                  against the cabinet. “Oh Lord – Jesus
on a brown chair in the living room
window, scratching away in my jour-               please help us, what is happening?”                    Don’t miss work or worry over the
nal. Abraham and Andrew sparred
back and forth, growing increasingly
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  Maryanne Bear    Julie Chandler

                                      GORHAM $249,900 - Sunlit 4 BR, 2            GORHAM $189,900 - Lovely 3 BR,                 HOLLIS $219,900 - Saco River water-              BUXTON $69,900 - 4.62 acres w/
                                      BA Cape w/breezeway & 2 car garage on       1.5 BA condo w/garage & private deck           front 2 BR home. Newly built w/large             existing well & septic. Electric on site.
                                      the Westbrook side of Gorham! Private       in desirable Village Crossing! Natural gas     deck, wood floors & vast windows.                Surveyed & soils tested. Older mobile
                                      2 acre lot.                                 heat & public utilities                                                                         on site.


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  Mike Griffin     Jane Mason




                                      BUXTON $59,900 - 3.56 acre lot              GORHAM $229,900 - Wonderful 4 BR,              GORHAM $55,900 - Very nice 15, 564               WINDHAM $49,900 - 2 acre building
                                      ready for your dream home. Right of         2 BA home built in 2006. Master BR w/          SF Village lot on quiet side street. Currently   lot with daylight basement potential on a
  Jeff Mason       Peter Mason        way off Joy Valley Road. Privacy!           large walk-In closet. Easy access to Village   has tennis court. Water & sewer available.       private road. Handy to all points.
                                                                                  & schools.

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                                      STANDISH $115,000 - Affordable                    GORHAM $62,000 - Survyed 1.82 acre BUXTON 5 ACRES $59,900 -                               BUXTON $35,900 - 2 acre lot
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                                      the post office & library in Steep Falls Village. a short walk to the Presumpscot River.    BR bldg permit. Low down payment w/             Wooded, elevated & close to Saco River.
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Presumpscot Regional                                                                                            Writing Contest Winner C
                                                                                                              jerky. I took deep breaths, trying to
                                                                                                                                                              ontinued from Page 11



                                                                                                                                                                        Randomly, her head swung up,


Land Trust Hires First
                                                                                                              calm myself. “Grace...” The oldest kid                 mouth wide open, jaw slack. I saw
                                                                                                              in our family, Grace always chased                     black stuff smeared all around her
                                                                                                              Andrew around the house. What had                      eyes before her head flopped back. I’d
                                                                                                              happened? “Lord is it with her head?                   always pictured drunken people that


Executive Director                                                                                            All her migraines? What is going on
                                                                                                              with my sister?”
                                                                                                                 Our neighbor, Mr. Sampson,
                                                                                                              appeared moments later in police
                                                                                                                                                                     way and laughed, but the memory still
                                                                                                                                                                     frightens me. I rushed back out, unable
                                                                                                                                                                     to cry. The ambulance people came,
                                                                                                                                                                     and I can see snatches of the stretcher
           By tania neuSchaFer                                                                                uniform and ran into the backhouse.                    bearers and their focused expressions
                                                                                                              We kids milled around, alternating                     in my mind. They pulled away, and we
    Presumpscot Regional Land Trust                                                                           between snapping at each other and                     dashed to the windows to watch them
(PRLT) has recently hired Stefan Jackson, a                                                                   long hard hugs. I crept through the                    leave. My view suddenly blurred, but
                                                                                                              length of the house into the back-                     the misting rain had stopped. I wiped
                                                                                                              house ER
                                                                                                              W A Tand caught one quick glimpse. I
longtime Maine conservation leader from
Bridgton, as its first executive director.                                                                                                                           away the steam on the window with
    This marks a pivotal moment in the                                                                        FR O N Tcrystal clear, but can barely
                                                                                                              see Grace                                              sharp, angry strokes, but my vision
Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s                                                                             see the adults kneeling beside her.                    clouded even further. “Oh Jesus, help
25 year history and will help the orga-                                                                       “Hello Grace,” Mr. Sampson said, as                    her, help us all.”
nization meet the growing need for                                                                            though he didn’t expect a response.                 U N DE R so my moments of fear—The
                                                                                                                                                                        And
 Maryanne Bear        Julie Chandler
conservation in Gorham, Gray, Sebago,                                                                                                                           CO N TR A CT
                                                                                                                                                                     Day—ended.
Standish, Westbrook and Windham.                                        Photo courtesy of Presumpscot Regional Land Trust

“Stefan is the perfect person to help us   GORHAM $272,900-Village location!                  SEBAGO LAKE $449,500-Year round                GORHAM 4 BEDROOM-2300 SF home LIMINGTON $255,900-Custom Ranch
                                                                      Prlt’s
                                                   Stefan Jackson,expansionfirst executive director lot
to do that,” said Richard Curtis, PRLT Brand2new garage 2.5full daylight walkout cottage on 1.1 ac BA, w/180’gar, water
                                           over car
                                                      3 BR,
                                                             &
                                                                BA,
                                                                                              frontage. 4 BR, 2           2 car
                                                                                                                                 of
                                                                                                                                    4 sea-
                                                                                                                                             w/2 car garage on 1.38 acs. 2 family
                                                                                                                                             rooms plus an office/exercise room.
                                                                                                                                                                                  on 7 acs w/a pond. Radiant floor heat,
                                                                                                                                                                                  heated 3 bay garage, sunny rear patio,
Board President. “We are thrilled to have          neered a new position to expand pro- deck.
                                           basement.                                          son rm, sprawling                              $229,500                             farmers porch.
someone with his experience and knowl-             grams to increase diversity in the con-
edge to lead the organization in reaching          servation movement. From 2001-2009,
more people, taking on new conserva-                                 N EW
                                                   he held the position of Saco River
                                                                                                                                                                                                          U N DE R
tion projects, and Jane Mason even more
 Mike Griffin         becoming                     Project Director,T IN G he recruited
                                                                  LI S where                                                                                                                          CO N TR A CT
vital to the communities we serve.”                and trained teams of docents who edu-
    Jackson said, “Over a quarter cen-             cated thousands of Saco River paddlers
tury of outstanding stewardship of                 on Leave No Trace ethics, and negoti-
Maine's natural heritage is fertile soil
from which to grow PRLT into the
                                                   ated the protection of over 5,500 acres.
                                                       Though PRLT has employed a part-
                                                                                                                    The Martha T. Harris Scholarship
future. I am honored by the Board's                time manager for the last six years,
faith in my ability to lead the organiza-          one of the goals of its recently finished                                   In conjunction with the family of the late Martha T. Harris, the Gorham
                                           BUXTON $259,900- Cape w/ breeze- GORHAM $279,000-Nice open floor                                  GORHAM VILLAGE $225,000              STANDISH $29,900-Spacious living in
                                                                                                                               Times is creating BA Cape w/ell & in Martha’s name to be given 1991 mobile in
tion into that future. My sleeves are way & gar offers hdwd/ tile floors, wood plan w/4 BRs/2.5 BAs. Wood flrs, laun- 3 BR, 2a scholarship barn.
                                                   five-year strategic plan was to establish                                                                                      this 2 bedroom, 2 bath to a Gorham
 Jeff Mason I am excited to dive into the finished bsmt room, in-ground pool dry onJackson
rolled up;            Peter Mason          FP,     an executive director position.                       1st flr, deck, fenced in yard, day- RemodeledThe Gorham Times has given many scholarships over
                                                                                                                               High School senior.       home w/enclosed porch,   Pine Tree Estates. Newer deck, metal
                                           & 2.76 acre lot.                                    light bsmt & more.                            rear deck, huge backyard.
work to build–with our Board, mem-                 takes leadership as the organization                                        the past 15 years, but this will be the firstroof & appliances.community-
                                                                                                                                                                                    sustaining,
bers, partners and the communities we              manages two of the largest projects                                         supported scholarship.
serve–the legacy of our next quarter               in its history–conserving 487 acres
century ... and beyond.”                           of Randall Orchards in Standish and                                         Martha was a key member of the Gorham Times staff since its inception!in    S O LD
    Jackson has nearly 20 years of expe-           Gorham, and stewarding the 28-mile                                          1995. Not only did she take thousands of wonderful photographs, she was
rience in the field of conservation                Sebago to the Sea Trail project. In all,                                    always in tune with what was happening in the community and offered
and holds a bachelor’s degree from                 PRLT has 717 acres currently under                                          many story suggestions. The staff misses her wholeheartedly and is looking
Amherst College and a law degree
 Becky Gallant        Mike Rand                    conservation, and has a coverage area                                       forward to this scholarship as a means of keeping her memory alive.
from the University of Pennsylvania.               of Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish,
He worked from 1995-2001 as Public                 Windham, and Westbrook.                                                     The Gorham Times will set up a separate bank account in Martha’s name
Policy Manager for the National                        PRLT’s strategic plan was developed                                     and 100% of all monies donated will be used for the scholarship. Your
                                                   to sustain CAPE-Sunny
Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), BUXTON CUSTOM its growth and build on that                  FREEPORT $339,900-Sunny open con-              NEW GLOUCESTER $214,900-3 BR         GORHAM RANCH-Immaculate 3
                                                                                                                               donation home qualify as daylight bsmt. 2
                                           open floor plan w/spacious 1st flr mas- cept Ranch on 3 acs. 4 BRs, 2 BAs, 3+ shouldw/in-law apt ina gift tax deduction.               BR home. Sunroom w/Glenwood
                                                    2 car garage, unfinished bonus the plan
maintaining federal and state permitster suite,success. The other goals of car gar w/walk-up storage + a partially car garage, new roof. 5 acre lot abuts                         cookstove, FP in living room. Pristine
for access to wilderness, advising per-    room. $269,900 conserving more land in the area;
                                                   include                                    finished daylight bsmt.          Please makePineland. payable to Martha T. Harris/Gorham Times Scholarship
                                                                                                                                              checks                              inground pool. $199,000
mitting for international educational              reaching more people on the importance                                      and note Martha Harris Scholarship on the lower left. Please mail contribu-
programs, and spearheading diversity               of conservation; improving user experi-                                     tions to Gorham Times, PO Box 401, Gorham, ME 04038. Your tax-deductible
strategies for the organization.                   ences on public properties; and strength-                                   contribution will help a student fulfill his or her dreams, which would have
    Since 2001, Jackson has worked for             ening stewardship practices.
                                                                                                                               made Martha very happy.
The Nature Conservancy of Maine. As                                 39 Main Street
                                                       For more information about PRLT                                                                       www.pogorealty.com
                                                   visit http://www.prlt.org/.
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A Race for Her Daughter
            By caitlin l. gong
     Turner Syndrome Foundation

   Kathy Caron of Gorham is a mother
on a mission. She is participating with
the Turner Syndrome Foundation by
running the New Jersey Marathon May
5th in honor of her daughter, Brooke,
a sophomore at Gorham High School.
Caron is traveling all the way from Maine
for this event because she has found a
lack of support in Maine and throughout
New England for Turner Syndrome. “For
six years, I have tried reaching out and
                                                                      Photo courtesy of the Caron family
found nothing,” Caron said.
   Caron also decided to take Brooke        Brooke (left) and her mother kathy Caron.                      Donations accepteD for aDmission - free parking
and her family to New Jersey to partici-                                                                          superviseD chilD crafting area
pate in the marathon because Caron had      mer. Brooke will also be studying and                              For more information contact Lisa Petruccelli at
seen the work that the Turner Syndrome      shadowing at Harvard and Tufts.”                                  lpetruccelli@usm.maine.edu or call 207-780-5328
Foundation was doing in the community          Caron added that running the New
and around the country to advocate and      Jersey marathon has great personal
create awareness of Turner Syndrome.        significance to her and her family:
The event will also give Brooke a           “For six years we have searched for
chance to meet other girls with Turner      support and for someone we could
Syndrome and their families.                talk to regarding all the changes and
   Brooke was diagnosed with Turner         what to expect. It wasn’t until recent-
Syndrome at 10 years old after going        ly that we met a family who had just
for her annual checkup. Caron               found out their daughter had Turner
conducted an online search about            Syndrome. After speaking to Brooke’s
short stature and discovered Turner         doctors, we continue to learn there
Syndrome. Realizing that Brooke             are patients out there as well as girls
had all of the symptoms of Turner           and women who have also gone
Syndrome, Caron asked to have a             undiagnosed. It is important because
karyotype test done, which led to           we not only want Brooke to see she
her diagnosis.                              is not alone, but also to raise aware-
   Affecting one in 2,000 females, the      ness here in Maine and New England.
condition occurs when one of the            Being part of this team has already
two X chromosomes normally found            caught the attention of many and is
in females is missing or incomplete.        about to reach so many more!”
Although the exact cause of Turner             The marathon will also help Caron
Syndrome is unknown, it appears to          fulfill a promise she made to her father
occur as a result of a random error dur-    who was left paralyzed after a stroke:
ing the division of sex cells.              He asked if she believed she could
   Since Caron’s husband is 6’4” and        run an Ironman Triathlon. Brooke’s
because of her daughter’s age upon          father died after Brooke was diagnosed
diagnosis, it was decided Brooke            with Turner Syndrome, and since his
would not have growth hormone               death, Caron has participated in a few
shots. Brooke even said, “God made          sprint triathlons, two half Ironmans,
me this way. I will grow the way He         a number of 5Ks, and still has the full
wants me to grow.”                          Ironman promise to keep.
   Brooke’s biggest health issue was           Caron has gone through a health
her ears, which were left damaged           ordeal of her own as she is a cancer
from too many tubes and scar tissue.        survivor and has been a part of the
She had a major ear surgery at Boston       cancer survivor triathlon training
Children’s Hospital by an ear, nose,        groups in Maine. She is training for
and throat doctor. Brooke has not had       the marathon while also interning to
any heart or kidney issues but has reg-     become a personal trainer and health
ular checkups to assess her heart and       coach in Maine. The treadmill and
kidney functions. Her doctors are very      snowshoeing have also been major
well informed on Turner Syndrome,           parts of her exercise routine.
which Caron calls a blessing.                  “Brooke’s story is an inspiration to
   Brooke is vibrant and very active.       others with Turner Syndrome,” Caron
“She is in her high school band and         said. “She is a girl with many strengths
plays the flute,” Caron said. “She was      and accomplishments and has a great
also part of the cheerleading team this     support system behind her.”
winter, plays lacrosse, is in honors           To find out more about the Turner
classes, and was recently invited to        Syndrome Foundation, visit www.tsfu-
participate in the Youth Leadership         sa.org, call (800) 594-4585, or e-mail
Forum on Medicine in Boston this sum-       info@tsfusa.org.


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Corporate Records Service Scam                                                                                    Courtesy of the Gorham Police Department
          department oF the                   Secretary of State’s office wants to alert
          Secretary oF State                  all entities of this deceptive solicitation to
                                              prevent entities from feeling compelled
   The Secretary of State’s office has        to complete the form and send pay-
received calls regarding the legitimacy       ment to a mailing center post office box
                                              address by the deadline on the form.

                                                                                               Fanciful Fowl Causes Emergency Call
of solicitations that are being mailed
to numerous Maine corporations from               Annual Reports are required to be filed
a company named Corporate Records             with the Secretary of State’s office on or
Service. These solicitations urge cor-        before June 1st of each year. Secretary
porations to file information and send        Dunlap encourages all entities on record               day road caller reported that a peacock was standing on the side of the road.
payment in the amount of $125.00 by           with the Secretary of State’s office to
a certain date in order to complete           review “Filing Requirement Reminders”
corporate meeting minutes on behalf           available on the web at: http://www.             Hemlock drive caller reported his wife         sible deceased animal on the side of the
of the corporation.                           maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/helpful.html.             had been missing for 30 days.                  road. object was a trash bag.
   These solicitations also include statute        Additionally, please keep in mind
citations regarding corporate records         that any official notice received from           Crestwood drive caller reported a suspi-       Caller reported that the fire truck being
and annual meetings. At first glance, this    the Secretary of State’s office will con-        cious vehicle. A male operator got out         towed was causing a traffic hazard.
solicitation may look official; however,      tain the Maine state seal, the Secretary         of the vehicle and apparently went under
                                              of State’s name, and contact informa-            caller’s deck.                                 Straw road caller reported a vehicle had
some of the information being requested
                                              tion for the Bureau of Corporations,                                                            been driving up and down the road for the
is not required to be filed with the
                                              Elections and Commissions.                       Mitchell Hill road caller reported a sus-      past 5-10 minutes.
Secretary of State. Maine corporations are
                                                  For more information, contact Division       picious male subject wearing a gas mask
not required to file corporate minutes                                                                                                        Mosher road caller would like to speak
with the Secretary of State’s office. The     of Corporations at (207) 624-7752.               and standing in the middle of the road.
                                                                                                                                              with an officer regarding a male subject
                                                                                               Lover’s Lane caller stated that over $800      who took their keys and left them strand-
                                                                                               had been taken out of their account with-      ed in another town.
                                                                                               out authorization.


    The gorham Times
                                                                                                                                              Shaws Mill road caller reported that a
                                                                                               Mallison Street caller reported a suspi-       male from a frozen food company came
                                                                                               cious vehicle had been parked in front of      to their residence, and caller loaned the
                                                                                               their residence all night and they did not     male a grow light. Male subject is refus-


       Needs You!
                                                                                               know to whom it belonged.                      ing to return the light.

                                                                                               Mahlon Avenue caller reported a squir-         Caller reported that they apprehended
                                                                                               rel had been hit and was still alive. Caller   three male juveniles who were smashing

     The Gorham Times is searching for
                                                                                               requested someone take care of it.             milk jugs in the store.

                                                                                               Main Street caller wanted an officer to        Washburn drive caller dialed 911 to
      volunteer writers and office help.                                                       respond to their residence regarding accu-
                                                                                               sations that they had stolen a tv.
                                                                                                                                              report that someone had littered on their
                                                                                                                                              property.
   Small commitment, low pressure, lots of fun.                                                old orchard road caller reported that          Line road caller reported a brawl.
          FMi, gorhamtimes@gmail.com                                                           gas had been siphoned out of their car.
                                                                                                                                              State Police received a 911 call of
                 or call 839-8390                                                              Winterberry Lane caller requested to
                                                                                               speak with an officer as their vehicle,
                                                                                                                                              a fight where a male subject from
                                                                                                                                              narragansett Street screamed “Get PD
                                                                                               which had been involved in an accident,        here now.”
                                                                                               was towed to the wrong place.
                                                                                                                                              Clearview drive resident received a call
                                                                                               Green Street man was arrested for oui.         from a male subject who stated if caller
    Fatigue? Chronic Illness?                                                                                                                 went to WalMart and got a Green Dot
                                                                                               Little Wing Lane caller advised that there     card, he would deliver $800,000 to them.
                                                                                               was a male subject from the oil company
                                                                                               causing a disturbance.                         Flaggy Meadow road caller advised there
                                                                                                                                              was a vehicle with the hazards on and
                                                                                               Gray road caller reported they recorded        someone in face down in a snow bank.
                                                    Next Nu                                    on camera a male subject shoplifting.
                                                           trit
                                                     Worksh ion                                                                               Caller on the Windham side of dundee
                                                            op                                 South Gorham Crossing caller reported
                                                  April 24                                                                                    Park heard several gunshots and a
                                                           th
                                                     6:30 p.m
                                                                                               a female subject causing a commotion in        woman screaming “no! no! no!”
                                                                .                              the parking lot.
                                                                                                                                              in separate incidents, a Main Street man
                                                                                               Caller requested to speak with an officer      and a Main Street woman were arrested
                                                             Dr. Joseph M. Kerwin              regarding a male subject who states caller     for domestic violence assault.
                                                                164 Main Street, Gorham        stole his dog.
                                                                                                                                              A Georgia man was arrested for oui.
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COMMuNITY
ENgAgEMENTS
valerie Salamone McGill and Jeffrey r. McGill of Gorham would like to
announce the engagement of their daughter Mia Lorraine Salamone
McGill to Corey Allen Gomes son of Bonnie and Al Day of Gorham.

OF INTErEST
david Hamilton, shown on right, of Gorham has
been elected a vice president of Clark insurance.
With more than 25 years of experience in the life
and health insurance business, Hamilton leads
the employee benefits group.

Turner Barker insurance, a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of Gorham Savings Bank, will merge with
Clark insurance according to Gorham Savings
Bank President Christopher Emmons and Clark
insurance President kenneth ross.

A Gorham Community electronic Waste recycling day sponsored by the
Cumberland County volunteers in Police Service will be held on Saturday,
May 11 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. tv’s, computers, printers, scanners, fax
machines, stereo equipment, vCr, DCD, CD players, cell phones, cameras
and telephones will be collected behind the Gorham Fire Department, 27
Main St., Gorham.

local Graphic Artist and Designer erin Flett, of Studio E Flett Design,
is featured in the May 2013 issue of Country living Magazine. Flett’s
hand-screened textiles are featured on pillows, bags, wall art and
recently bedding.

The Gorham High School Civil rights Team will hold a talent Show on
Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the McCormack Performing Arts Center.

The Gorham/Westbrook TriAd, composed of community people working
with seniors and law enforcement
officers, will meet on Friday, Apr. 12
                                                                                                                                                                        a series of funny
at the Gorham Town Hall at 8:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        and sad love stories
to learn how you can help senior
                                                                                                                                                                        – some gone wrong
citizens in your community, call David
Garthe, 839-5407, or Doris Ames,                                                                                                                                        and others gone right
839-2948.                                                                                                                                                               – exploring the com-
                                                                                                                                                                        plications of romance
the north Gorham Poetry and                                                                                                                                             in the suburban
Prose Writing Group will hold their                                                                                                                                     jungle. from a bride-
Annual reading of work by members                                                                                                                                       to-be whose literally
on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. in the                                                                                                                                     cold feet are holding
Carnes Community room at north                                                                                                                                          up her marriage,
Gorham uCC Church. the public                                                                                                                                           to a career-minded
is welcome to attend at no charge.                                                                                                                                      couple who forgot
Writings are of several types of                                                                                                                                        to have a baby, this
poetry or prose as short stories or                                                                                                                                     world premiere pro-
even the beginnings of novels. FMi,                                                                                                                                     duction is a romantic
892-6217.                                                                                                                                                               comedy for imperfect
                                                                                                                                                                        lovers and dreamers.
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                                                                                                                                                                        a new play from
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                                                                                                                                                                        and award-winning
                                                                           illustration by daniel Minter




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COMMuNITY
the Gorham Business exchange will hold its annual meeting on                  including sampling and recipes. lunch is provided. Proceeds are to help
Thursday, Apr. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Spire 29 on the Square, 29           raise funds for trek Across Maine, which supports the American lung
School Street. the featured speaker, Charles Colgan, will present “looking    Association. FMi, jon@sebagobrewing.com or 856-2537.
Ahead: Maine’s Economic Forecast.” Advance registration requested. FMI,
dede@gorhambusiness.org or 892-5515.                                          ON-gOINg EVENTS
                                                                              The Lakes region Senior Center, 40 Acorn St, Gorham, offers a variety
the Gorham Art Alliance is hosting its “3rd Annual Gorham's Got talent"       of daily activities and drop-in classes for seniors. Stop in for morning cof-
show on Saturday, May 11 at the Gorham Middle School. this is a fam-          fee or play pickleball, poker, bingo or cribbage. Join in on exercise, watch
ily/community themed fundraising show for the Gorham Arts Alliance            a movie or learn to knit. FMi, 274-3537.
and odyssey of the Mind teams. FMi and to schedule appt. call Jeffrey
Carpenter at 749-2837 or jeffreyc@gorhamschools.org.                          the Southern Maine Agency on Aging is open on Thursday, 9 a.m.-1:30
                                                                              p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Gorham to help seniors with ques-
the Third Annual into the Mud Challenge at Gorham Middle School will          tions regarding Medicare benefits, prescription drug programs, property
be held on Sunday, Apr. 28 and once again hosted by the uSM Sports            tax and rent rebates and more. FMi, call SMAA at 396-6500.
Management Program. the event features 2.5 miles of mud pits to tra-
verse and a series of challenging obstacles with an emphasis on getting       uSM NOTES
muddy and having a great time! FMi, www.intothemudchallenge.com.              Sarah McCullough of Gorham is one of 15 uSM art students showcas-
                                                                              ing their work in the uSM Art Department’s BFA Senior thesis Exhibition,
the Lions Club is in search of a few volunteers to help with the hanging      which will be open to the public Apr. 12-May 3 in the uSM Art Gallery,
of flags in the Main Street Flag Program in Gorham. Also, if anyone wish-     Gorham campus. Gallery hours are 12 p.m.-4 p.m., tuesday-Sunday.
es to donate or purchase a flag ($50) with engraved nameplate in memory       Admission is free. FMi, 780-5008 or usm.maine.edu/gallery.
of a loved one, please contact norm Wedge at 839-6569.
                                                                              University of Maine Cooperative extension offers a 10-class Master Food
                                                                              Preserver Training Course beginning June 13 on Thursdays from 5:30-
Pictured are dancers from the dance Studio of Maine in Gorham who             8:30 p.m. at Gorham Middle School. The fee for this course is based on
were awarded with the Class Act Award for Sportsmanship at a recent           income. FMi, 781-6099 or email lois.elwell@maine.edu.
turn it up dance competition, which featured ME, nH, and MA studios.
this is the second year that Dance Studio has won this award.                 the USM Theater department presents “orlando,” virginia Woolf’s gen-
                                                                              der-bending satire, Apr. 19-28 at russell Hall, Gorham campus. Mature
                                                                              content/adult themes. $8/$11/$15. FMi, 780-5151.

                                                                              U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins and President of the Bernard osher
                                                                              Foundation Mary G.F. Bitterman will be the speakers at the USM com-
                                                                              mencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Costello
                                                                              Sports Complex, Gorham campus.

                                                                              CLOSE TO HOME
                                                                              the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook,
                                                                              serves a Community Meal open to the public every thursday at noon. $5pp.
                                                                              Chicken with stuffing will be served on Apr. 11 and baked chicken on Apr. 18.

                                                                              the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook, will
                                                                              serve a Public Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Apr. 13 from 5-6 p.m. $8/$3.

                                                                              Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish celebrates their 25th Anniversary by
South Gorham Baptist Church located at 53 County road will host a nine-       presenting “Hold on, Molly!” for the first time since their opening season
week financial course offered by Dave ramsey beginning Sunday, Apr. 28        in 1988. Show runs from Apr. 12-21. $16/$14. FMi, 207-642-3743.
at 4 p.m. FMi, call Dave Berrill at 839-3457.
                                                                              Auditions for the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will
Great Falls Construction of Gorham is celebrating its 25 years in business    be held at Schoolhouse Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Apr. 15 and Apr. 16.
with a “new t-shirt design contest.” the Great Falls team of employees will   FMi, terri Plummer, 329-0746.
wear the winning design. Submit construction-themed artwork on 8 ½” x
                                                                              GHS Alumni and Percussionist kate Beever will perform in a benefit din-
11” white paper in color or black and white. include name, address, phone
                                                                              ner concert for Bonney Memorial library in Cornish on Sunday, Apr. 14.
number and a brief description of what inspired your design. Submissions
                                                                              the concert will be held at krista's restaurant, Cornish. FMi, 838-2756.
due by May 15. Mail to Great Falls Construction, Attention: Cindy & Val,
20 Mechanic St., Gorham, ME 04013. FMi, 839-2744.                             The Windham Historical Society will present a PowerPoint talk about
                                                                              Moses Greenleaf, Maine’s first mapmaker on Monday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m. at
The Gorham Lions Club will hold its fifth 5k/10k road race in Gorham          234 Windham Center road, Windham. FMi, call linda 650-7484.
on Apr. 20. Proceeds will benefit local lions projects and scholarships.
to donate to make this race a success or FMi, contact norman Wedge at         Try carriage driving or long lining–A benefit for Standardbred Pleasure
wedge@maine.rr.com or 839-6569.                                               Horse org. of Maine– with clinician robyn Cuffey on Apr. 21 starting at 9 a.m.
Sebago Brewing Company will hold their Fourth Annual Brewing for a            at Photo Finish Farm, 244 rankin road, Buxton. 45-minute sessions are $55 or
Cause on April 20. tickets are $100 and will include a full day of brewing    $65 for non-members, auditing $10. FMi, robyn@sacoriver.net or 929-6562.


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THurSDAY, APr. 11                                                                         DAYCArE
• uSM Youth Ensembles Spring instrumental Concert, 7 p.m., Merrill
                                                                                          Friend’S korner dAYCAre, licensed Home Daycare. openings for ages 6 weeks to 12 yrs.
  Auditorium, Portland. $6/$3. FMi, 780-5555.
                                                                                          north Gorham area. reasonable rates, snacks and meals provided. Call tammy 892-3468.
• Early release for grades k-12.
FrIDAY, APr. 12                                                                           MuSIC LESSONS
• uSM Graduate School of Music Showcase recital, 8 p.m., Corthell
                                                                                          VoiCe And PiAno lessons at my Gorham studio. BA in Music Ed. Call Paul 839-4628.
  Concert Hall, Gorham campus. Free. FMi, 780-5555.
• no school for grades k-12. teacher in-service.                                          PiAno LeSSonS. All Ages. Patient, experienced educated teacher. Call P. Gates, 839-6141.
SATurDAY, APr. 13                                                                         Free trial lesson.
• uSM Annual Honors recital, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall. Free. FMi,                    PET SITTINg
  780-5555.
SuNDAY, APr. 14                                                                           www.petsittinginmaine.com. no crates here! 24/7 doG WALkS. Dogs under 40 pounds.
                                                                                          838-0132.
• uSM Concert Band, 2 p.m., McCormack Performing Arts Center, GHS.
  $6/$3. FMi 780-5555.                                                                    LANDSCAPINg
TuESDAY, APr. 16
• rug Braiding Course, Baxter library, 9-11 a.m. Materials provided by                    SPrinG iS Here. Give us a call for your cleanup, mulching, and mowing needs. We also
                                                                                          install stone patios/walkways, plant trees and much more. Fully insured and free estimates.
  Gorham Art Alliance.
                                                                                          Call Chris of Chris Woods landscaping at 839-4604 office or 615-3663 cell or check us out
• Grandparent’s Day Story Time, Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All                  online at WoodsExcavatingllC.com
  ages. Crafts and snacks.
WEDNESDAY, APr. 17                                                                        SErVICES
• Game Day at Baxter library, come by yourself or with friends to enjoy
                                                                                          inTerior And eXTerior PAinTinG. Specializing in older homes. low rates, quality work.
  board games, 1:30-6 p.m.                                                                Free estimates. Call Dave Hall, 929-4469.
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church.
  All are welcome. FMi, 839-4857.                                                         iriSH CLeAninG LAdY looking for some new jobs. i really enjoy cleaning. Good ref. Free
                                                                                          estimates. Call Candy leavitt, 839-2368.
• Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church,
  $3.50. Everyone welcome. FMi, 839-4857.                                                 CLeAninG PoSiTion sought by local mother and daughter. Every other week avail.
• Toddlers in the Library, for children under 3 yrs., 10-10:30 a.m., No.                  references available. Call Pat after 2 p.m. 839-6827.
  Gorham Public library, 2 Standish neck rd. FMi, 892-2575.                               HoMe CLeAninG from top to bottom and everything in between. Perfect references. FMi,
THurSDAY, APr. 18                                                                         838-0132.
• Baby and Me Story Time, 0-18 mos., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
• Pet rock Day, Baxter library, make your own pet rock, 1-4 p.m.                          YArD SALE
• Gorham Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m., located in St. Anne's Catholic Church                    3-FAMilY GArAGE Sale, Friday, Apr. 12 & Saturday, Apr. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Furniture,
  parking lot.                                                                            antiques, fabric, quilts, books, audio books, tools, toys, clothing, gardening. 215 Wescott
FrIDAY, APr. 19                                                                           road (off rt.114 n), Gorham.
• uSM Composers Showcase Concert, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall,
  Gorham campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555.
SATurDAY, APr. 20
• lego Club, Baxter library, all ages. Bring your own bricks or play with                       Calendar events listed can be found at:
  ours. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                     Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St.
• uSM Chorale Spring Concert, 5 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham                                    Corthell Concert Hall, USM, 37 College Ave.
  campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555.
TuESDAY, Apr. 23                                                                                                        Gorham Food Pantry,
• rug Braiding Course, Baxter library, 9-11 a.m. Materials provided by                           St. Anne's Catholic Church parking lot, 299 Main St.
  Gorham Art Alliance.
                                                                                             McCormack Performing Arts Center, GHS, 41 Morrill Ave.
• Pre-School Story Time, ages 3-5 yrs., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, APr. 24                                                                                      Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church.                             no. Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish neck rd.
  All are welcome. FMi, 839-4857.
• Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church,                                     St. Anne's Catholic Church, 299 Main St.
  $3.50. Everyone welcome. FMi, 839-4857.
• Toddlers in the Library, for children under 3 yrs., 10-10:30 a.m., No.
  Gorham Public library, 2 Standish neck rd. FMi, 892-2575.
THurSDAY, APr. 25
• Baby and Me Story Time, 0-18 mos., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
• toddler time, 18-36 mos., Baxter library, 10 a.m.                                                            SUBSCRIPTIONS
• Baxter Memorial library Sewing Club, ages 7 and older, Baxter library,
  2:30-4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                       $15/year in Maine / $20 out of state
• Gorham Food Pantry, located in St. Anne's Catholic Church parking lot,
  9-11 a.m.
• USM Big Band Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham
                                                                                                Name: _____________________________
  campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555.                                                                   Address: ___________________________
                                                                                                __________________________________
   CRMA/PSS NEEDED — PART-TIME EVENINGS                                                         __________________________________
  The Gorham House is looking for CRMA’s to fill part-time evening positions for                Amount enclosed: $__________________
  our 5pm to 9pm and 6pm to 10pm shifts up to 5 days a week including every
  other weekend. These are 20 hour positions that include 2nd and weekend shift
  differentials. These positions are perfect for anyone looking for off hour shifts or
  a second job.
                                                                                                                          Mail to:
                     Per-Diem CRMA/PSS are always welcome.                                                              P.O. Box 401
  Stop by to fill out an application at:                                                                             Gorham, ME 04038
  Gorham House - Attn: Judy Cox, 50 New Portland Rd., Gorham, ME 04038


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                                                                   Friday,	April	26,	2013
                                                                   5pm-7pm
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