VOLUME 13, ISSUE 4 PO Box 75, North Waterboro, ME 04061 • 247-0273 • [email protected] FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 FREE www.waterbororeporter.com LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED Dollar General application approved Business is brewing at Shapleigh shop By Shelley Burbank [email protected] The Brew Shoppe, which is part of One Earth Natural Food Store in Shapleigh, has recently expanded due to local interest in homebrewing, organic and Maine-based wines and beers, and the enthusiasm of shop’s manager-operator, Tim Aballo. “We started out in a little corner space in the store, and in December we moved here into the old One Earth space,” Aballo said while standing behind the counter in the well-stocked, well-organized shop. The Brew Shoppe has been growing since its inception as just one of many sectional offerings of One Earth which has been selling organic and health foods, bulk foods, natural medicinal products, natural cleaning and bodycare items, books and more in Shapleigh since 2005. Constantly looking to evolve, One Earth began selling homebrew supplies and a carefully-curated selection of beers and wines in the shop in 2011, first in a corner of the store and then in a small, separate room off the main floor. When One Earth moved into a larger building on the property – a former barn which now also houses the store’s community learning space, The Mind-Body Studio – the former retail space became available. It was time for The Brew Shoppe to expand, thought Diane and Alyssa Laitres, the mother-daughter owners of One Earth who have seen their store flourish and grow over the years. Luckily, Alyssa’s fiance, Tim Aballo, who had worked 15 years as an auto mechanic in Saco and was tired of the long commute, (Continued on page 2) Life at the station By Brigit McCallum [email protected] A resident of Dover, New Hampshire, John Malia is nearing the end of living and working for four years at the Waterboro Fire Department. A student enrolled in Southern Maine Community College’s (SMCC) 27-year-old livein paramedicine program, Malia graduates in May. He is already a graduate of SMCC’s fire science program. During his four years in Waterboro, he has lived for three years at Central Fire Station and one at South Station. Waterboro Fire Department (WFD) is one of 17 departments in New Hampshire and Maine that participate in training 80 SMCC live-in fire science and paramedicine students. In his first year in Waterboro, Fire Chief Matt Bors brought construction costs for housing students to the Town Meeting for a vote. There are five slots available for students at WFD including one twobed male room and one two-bed female room at Central, and one bed at South Station. Deputy Chief Lisa Bennett coordinates the live-in program, and Captain Dan Roy is the student advisor. Each student is assigned to an engine company and participates as a member of that company. When asked how he came to decide on a career in firefighting, Malia said, “I’m first generation. No one else in my family has been a firefighter. I was a mediocre student in high school until I got involved with a one-year program at the Dover Fire Department, and I was hooked! My grades skyrocketed, and I completed Firefighter 1 and 2 and was certified to fight interior fires by graduation. The Dover folks really mentored me, and I decided on SMCC and entered their livein draft in May 2011, was drafted by Waterboro, and started in August.” Malia and all the other members of his “draft class” started with a fire academy in Falmouth and Yarmouth led by members of all participating departments, and he spent the next two years taking fire science classes at SMCC and documenting a minimum of 40 hours a week of work at WFD. “I actually worked quite a bit more than that most weeks,” he added. The work at WFD counted as an elective in his program. At the completion of that program, Malia entered the paramedicine program. Malia and Deputy Chief Bennett meet three times a semester to set and assess progress toward goals that will result in his being a fully-trained firefighter. He and the other students provide increased value to the department as they progress. “When I started I was 18, and now I’m 22. When I started and we got a call, I was like a puppy, all excited to go on a call. Now I am more responsible. I ask what is the address, fire or medical, I paint a picture of what is needed in my head, make a diagnosis but keep an open mind. I By Brigit McCallum [email protected] Tim Aballo, homebrew enthusiast and shop manager, stands in front of the “Wall of Beer” in The Brew Shoppe of One Earth Natural Foods in Shapleigh. The shop recently expanded into a larger space and offers homebrewing supplies, better beers, and organic and sustainable wines. PHOTO BY SHELLEY BURBANK Jon Malia lives at the Waterboro Fire Station as part of SMCC’s live-in paramedicine program. PHOTO BY BRIGIT MCCALLUM bring my training, education and experience to bear. There are so many kinds of calls, thousands a year, and they can be a search, structure fire, motor vehicle incident, medical, a dog in the lake. The scope of possibilities is so wide.” Malia mentioned that it is not common for a student to stay in one department all four years. “It has been so valuable to me to be in a department that does not have a lot of full-time staff. I get to really work as a member of my company here. One night my former roommate, Erik Jackson, and I were together on a call to an interior fire on New Dam Road. The rest of the team was on a medical call, so we were able to get the apparatus to the fire quickly and went into action as others arrived on the scene. We got there, he hitched up the hose to the (Continued on page 2) The Waterboro Planning Board approved the Dollar General site plan application on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at their regular meeting, despite several planning board member resignations and lack of an entrance permit from Public Works Director Doug Foglio. Kurt Clason chaired the meeting, following the resignation of Chair Tim Neil who had resigned on Jan. 15. The Jan. 21 meeting followed a previous week’s workshop between the Planning Board, Dollar General representatives, Foglio and Fire Chief Matt Bors, both of whom had expressed concerns with the original site plan from the start of the application process in September of 2014. Bors’ main concerns related to site access by fire fighting apparatus and access to water for fire suppression. When assured that Dollar General’s insurer would write in sufficient clauses to cover this, Bors agreed to drop his objections to the current site plan. Foglio’s involvement in the site plan approval process was based on a section of the existing Town of Waterboro Highway Entrance Ordinance, which calls on him as Director of Public Works to determine that the design, location and construction of such driveways, entrances, or approaches adequately protect and promote the safety of the traveling public. The Entrance Ordinance gives the Director of Public Works final say in granting an entrance permit, without which the Code Enforcement Officer cannot grant a building permit. When Foglio offered what he considered effective ways to manage traffic on Chadbourne Ridge Road, especially by large semi-trailer delivery trucks, the Dollar General representative stated that the company had met minimum standards. Dollar General Project Manager Bob Gage said that to comply with either of Foglio’s suggestions, to build a separate truck entrance on Route 5 or move the current entrance on Chadbourne Ridge Road farther back from Route 5, which would necessitate buying more land, would not be financially feasible for the company. He stated, “We feel we are meeting all the requirements and exceeding some with the plan we have presented to you.” Foglio disagreed and (Continued on page 3) REPORTER PAGE 2 Friday, January 30, 2015 SMHC BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Zane Patrick Berry was born on Nov. 29, 2014 to Corey and Kaleigh Perry of Hollis. Maternal grandparent is Mike Perry of Portland. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Janice Berry of Waterboro. David Mathieu Hall was born on Dec. 4, 2014 to Shawn and Kimberly (Mathieu) Hall of Ly- man. Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Monica Romo of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Kevin and Karen Mathieu of Biddeford. Paternal grandparents are Kevin and Linda Hall of Biddeford. Benjamin Fracassi Nieves was born on Dec. 5, 2014 to Ernesto Nieves Jr. and Ashley Jensen of Sanford. Maternal grandparents are Fracassi of Naples and Peter and Gwen Jensen of Cornish. Paternal grandparents are Ernesto Nieves Sr. and Lori Nieves of Waterboro. Jaxson Levi Rich was born on Dec. 5, 2014 to Cody Rich and Brittany Guertin of Biddeford. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Janice Guertin of Kennebunk. Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Sandy Atwood of Baldwin. Nora Kathryn Knowles was born on Dec. 5, 2014 to James Knowles and Kelli Karish of North Waterboro. Maternal grandparents are Win and Nancy Karish of Nashua, N.H. Paternal grandparents are James and Kathryn Knowles of Center Conway, Nwe Hampshire. Bennett Tyson Mitchell was born on Dec. 9, 2014 to Jess and Shawna (Marshall) Mitchell of Wells. Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Cindy Marshall of Shapleigh. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Cindy Mitchell of Wells. BREW SHOPPE Week” on the top shelf. For wine lovers, a selection of organic, sustainable and Mainemade wines are offered. Meads and hard cider are available, as well, from nearby producers. In fact, local is very important to The Brew Shoppe. “We really try to bring in as much local as possible,” said Alyssa. The shop carries Lyman’s Funky Bow beer as well as those of Maine-based brewers Allagash, Shipyard, Geary’s and Gritty’s. For Maine-sourced wines, customers can choose from Younity, Blacksmith’s, and Bartlett as well as mead from Portland Meadworks and cider from Ricker Hill Orchards and Urban Farm Fermentory which also supplies kombucha to the natural food store. The Brew Shoppe also offers a section called “Value Wines” which are good-quality wines that Laitres and Aballo have been able to bring in at a discount--a good way to try better wines at a lower price-point. And they aren’t finished yet. The shop is finding more to offer all the time. Future plans for the shop include beer tastings, beginner classes in home brewing, and beer and wine-themed gift items. They already synchronize their offerings with the Springvale Public House (owned by Adam Laitres and partner, Jessica Proto), coordinating tap and bottled beers for the week. “We started to learn that we had quite a community of homebrewers here,” said Alyssa who noted that people in the area are interested in do-it-yourself activities and in the trendy fermented-foods movement in nearby Portland. Alyssa and Diane have always been on the cutting edge, it seems. When they looked into opening a natural food store in rural Shapleigh, the banks were skeptical about the viability of that market in the area. Local people were enthusiastic, however, and One Earth soon proved the bankers wrong. In just two years the Laitreses had a loyal customer base, and Alyssa and Diane were able to buy the property at 191 Emery Mills Road which, according to Diane, has been a mercantile space since the mid-1800s. Continuing to expand opportunities for themselves and their customers, they opened the Mind-Body Studio two years ago, and practitioners now teach a variety of classes from yoga to meditation and other health-conscious activities and crafts. The Brew Shoppe, too, is an integral part of the growth of this forward-thinking business. “We are excited to bring this to the community,” Aballo said, sharing some advice with the public which also happens to be his motto for the shop. “Don’t just stand there. Brew something!” FIRE STATION field experience from working in the ambulance. He hopes for fulltime employment, has applied to four or five departments, and has his name on the list in his hometown of Dover, New Hampshire. If he does not immediately find full-time work, he plans to work per diem with the hope that a fulltime position will open up and his experience will work in his favor. Captain Dan Roy, liaison and advisor to the live-in program says, “It’s good to have them here. They help with calls, and it’s good for them to run calls, work rescue, learn all the apparatus. They’re here to learn, and they really grow as professionals over their time here. Johnnie will be leaving soon, which will be a real loss. He’s grown tremendously in his time here.” (Continued from page 1) was ready for a change as well. He came on board full time to run the expanded brew shop. A homebrew enthusiast himself (and a professional musician with a punk rockabilly band called The Outsiders), Aballo gets to share his passion and knowledge about making beer with others. “I like the hoppy stuff, the IPAs, but also pale ale, pilsner, stout. I’m pretty much all over the place,” he said when asked about his favorites. The shop offers everything the homebrewer requires including various extracts, beer ingredient kits, wine kits, hydrometers, oak chips, corks, caps, beer cappers, bottles and more. “You can get everything you need to get started,” Aballo assures. “We are happy to special order, too.” Customers who enjoy good wine and beer without all the hard work of making it themselves will find what they need here, as well. A wall of beer greets the visitor at the door--selections that Aballo picks after studying the BeerAdvocate.com website which rates brews on a scale of zero to 100. “Everything here is rated 80 or better,” Aballo said. “It’s kind of cool to experiment and get new stuff in.” For a set price, customers can create their own six-pack from the choices on the wall, and Aballo also makes suggestions by showcasing “Tim’s Pick 6 of the American Legion Brown-Emmons Post 134 of Alfred & White-Tibbett’s Post 55 of Limerick present: (Continued from page 1) hydrant, I went in and we were able to save the home. Instead of losing the entire structure, it was contained to one room. That felt really good to accomplish that, and I wouldn’t get that level of experience and opportunity for that level of accomplishment in some other departments.” Asked what stands out for him in his time in Waterboro, he recalled, “It was pretty rough early on in my time here. There was a fatal fire, a young suicide, the death of a friend of the department, and we were all dealing with loss.” Asked how they deal with such experience, he said, “You have to stay on the job, need to build a wall and not get attached, stay distant with emotions. We get training in stress debriefing, and when we need it, get help. PTSD is a real issue, and part of our training is in how to recognize it and get help. That kind of experience is what builds the tight bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood among all who deal with public safety every day.” When he graduates in May, Malia will be awarded Associate in Applied Science degrees in both fire science and paramedicine. He will have 1,000 hours of paramedical experience in clinical and field settings. The clinical is in a variety of hospital departments and the Salon Allure 1168 C Main St., Waterboro (Next to State Farm) Walk-ins Welcome GOT NEWS? Email: [email protected] reporter.com or call 247-0273. 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Sponsored by American Legion Post 55, Limerick Friday, January 30, 2015 PAGE 3 REPORTER DOLLAR GENERAL (Continued from page 1) said he would not give approval to the entrance as currently laid out. Troy McDonald of Northeast Civil Solutions, the engineers who prepared the Dollar General’s site re-submitted the original plan, stating that it complies with all the elements of the Site Plan Ordinance of the town, had already received approval once, and he repeated the request that it be approved. McDonald addressed Foglio’s entrance concerns by stating that the current plan exceeds town’s requirement, as laid out in the Zoning Ordinance, that the entrance be at least 50 feet from Route 5 on Chadbourne Ridge Road by being more than twice that distance at 110 feet. He also addressed concerns about the number of parking spaces by stating the regulation states that there be one space for every 200 feet of building space, which the plan meets with 40 spaces. Board member Andy Cote said that he felt one of the standards in the Site Plan Ordinance had not been addressed, and asked that a condition be applied to protect the abutting Roberge property across from the entrance to the store from the headlight glare of exiting vehicles. This was to bring the plan into compliance with the Site Plan Ordinance’s standard for screening of abutters. Cote said, “I’d like to see you put something on the plan to screen that property from glare, as a good neighbor, whether it be fencing or foliage.” Gage agreed to give the Roberge family the sum of $2,500 to allow them to screen their property however they wish. Because the Board’s vote had been taken prematurely the first time, Clason took the time to ex- pressly read each of the 15 standards included in the site plan review process and Cote read the Dollar General’s plan for addressing each of those standards. As each standard was read and addressed, board members signified their agreement that the application met the standard. Clason also acknowledged that when the site plan had been submitted to the town’s engineers, their determination had been that the site plan minimally met the town’s standards. As they addressed the standard relating to hazards relating to traffic onto adjacent roadways, which Foglio had found insufficient to protect the traveling public, Clason referred to the Entrance Ordinance as “that 37-year-old ordinance,” and suggested that they were bound by the town’s Zoning Ordinance Section 5.04 requirement that a driveway shall not be within 50 feet of an intersection, and not by Foglio’s determination. Before their vote, the Board reviewed the three conditions to their approval. 1. That the abutters’ be provided $2,500 to install some kind of screening from glare, 2. that the existing open well on the property be capped immediately and 3. that their decision would take effect pending Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s approval of the storm water drainage plan. The Board voted, with Cote, Judi Carll, Clason, Frank Allen, and Lee Nelson voting in the affirmative and Dwayne Prescott abstaining. Following the vote, Board members Andy Cote and Frank Allen resigned. Clason acknowledged that many opinions had been expressed about the location and design of the store at the public hearing, but said, “The Planning Board can only follow existing ordinances, and that the application complied with those that currently exist. We badly need a design standards, and that’s why I’m staying,” said Clason. Board member Carll also agreed. Asked his reaction to the Planning Board approval, Foglio said, “I denied them a permit, so it is up to Dollar General to make the next step.” Foglio says Dollar General representatives have misled the public in saying they will have only one delivery a week, that they will likely have multiple deliveries by all sizes of trucks every day, and most of them will fill up the Roberge side of Chadbourne Ridge Road in order to turn into the entrance. “I told them it was unsafe and the Planning Board ignored both the fire chief and me,” said Foglio. “Why did Dollar General have meetings with us and then say they are not going to change anything? Why wouldn’t the Planning Board look into any of these things? The Planning Board rubber-stamped it. It’s a sad situation that’s become about personalities, when it’s about safety,” added Foglio. In a later conversation, Code Enforcement Officer Glenn Charette reiterated, “The Entrance Ordinance does require that a written permit be issued by the Public Works Director. I will not be in a position to issue a Building Permit to Dollar General until I receive that written permit.” Star gazing in Limerick By Shelley Burbank [email protected] The Limerick Public Library hosted an educational and fun “Astronomy Night” on Friday, Jan. 20 with astronomers Ron Thompson and Joan Chamberlain. Parents and children gathered in the library meeting room along with Cindy Smith, the library director, Lori Jo Rich, the technology librarian, and four members of the Board of Trustees to learn more about astronomy. Thompson gave detailed instruction on the use of sky maps which allow stargazers to orient themselves once outside and looking up at the night sky. Some of the other topics covered were planets, constellations, nebulae, apparent motion, galaxies, and the use of telescopes and binoculars. “Looking through a telescope is like looking through a straw,” Thompson said, explaining how the tool narrows your vision. “If you don’t know what to look at, it is difficult to find it.” Thompson suggested that simply sitting outside in your lawn chair and looking up is the easiest way to see constellations. “The only things you need to learn and enjoy the night sky are your eyes. They are a fabulous pair of binoculars,” he said. However, looking through a telescope is also fun and instructive, enabling the user to see details not visible to the naked eye. The group of beginner astronomers were asked to let their eyes adjust to less light by turning off the lights in the library and flicking on flashlights covered with red plastic so the light would not cause interference with the stargazing. Once eyes were adjusted, everyone trooped outside behind the library to look up at a brilliant, star-filled sky. From the library’s Facebook page: “It was a perfect night to explore the night sky and to learn about how to use a telescope. It was amazing to see the craters on the moon, the four moons of Jupiter, the red coloring of Betelgeuse and the twinkling blue of Rigel. It was also cool to see the ‘double stars’ and the Lovejoy comet.” For those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event, there are many books for readers of all ages on astronomy topics available to borrow from the library. Find “The Reporter” on Facebook and share photos, news and events. SMHC’S WeigHt LoSS Surgery PrograM “The team at SMHC helped me change my life!” Mark Simoneau, Biddeford Lost more than 130 pounds WAYNE LARIVIERE, DMD GENERAL DENTIST Call Today 247-3511 Welcoming New Patients Massabesic Regional Medical Center Route 202, Waterboro, ME www.drldmd.com Insurance Plans accepted. 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Patrons who support a new building are being asked to email their thoughts to the selectmen at [email protected] gov and the town administrator Gary Lamb at [email protected] waterboro-me.gov. Staff change Jillian Keith of North Waterboro volunteered at Waterboro Library during high school, and has been a paid staffer for seven years. She has just given notice after being hired for a short-term position in Westbrook, and hopes to work in Ocean Park next summer. She REPORTER WATERBORO was honored for her time of service on Wednesday at the library. Very conveniently, her mother Pauline Keith will take over Jill’s hours. Pauline has volunteered at the library and also filled in at the desk when staffers were on sick leave. She knows the homeschool collection very well, is able to work the same hours Jill did and will fill in when needed. Staff and trustees wish Jill well and welcome Pauline to the library. Teen group activities On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Teen Group will meet to design the Teen Group Newsletter and Facebook page. The Teen Group will also be running a winter photo contest for children in grades K-12. Kids can submit their winter photos to the library starting Jan. 31 through Feb. 13. The contest will run from Feb. 15 through March 31. There will be two categories: grades K-5 and grades 6 -12. Only printed photos can be entered. Electronic submissions (flash drives, memory cards, e-mails, etc.) will not be accepted. Photos can be dropped off until Thursday, Feb. 13 at the library’s circulation desk. Entry forms, which include a parental permission form, will be available and every entrant under 18 must have a signed form. Photos must be a minimum of 4 inches by 6 inches and a maximum of 7 inches by 8 inches. All photos must have the entrant’s full name, grade, address, phone number and parent’s name written on the back of the photo. The public will be able to vote on their favorite photo from Feb. 16 to March 31. Ballots will be available at the library during operating hours. The Teen Group Blizzard clean-up Braden Daigneault and his family helped clear the snow from the Carle’s Corner Ice Skating Rink in Waterboro on Wednesday, Jan. 28. COURTESY PHOTO will have discretion to allow or disallow multiple entries. Prizes in each category will be: first place, a $15 Dunkin Donuts card, second place, a $10 Dunkin Donuts card and third place, a $5 Dunkin Donuts card. For more information, e-mail Kellie DeMers, Teen Group Advisor at [email protected] waterborolibrary.org or text her at 603-470-9308. Upcoming events The library book group meets on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. and is open to all who wish to be part of a book group. Saturday Feb. 7 is “Take your Child to the Library Day” and also the beginning of the Annual Patron Appreciation Week. All are invited to celebrate with snacks, Valentine card making and other crafts all week. BRIEFS Ossipee Mountaineers welcome snow As snow fell on Tuesday, Ossipee Mountaineers Snowmobile Club president Chrissy Locke-McGinley announced that all gates were open, as major snow is finally here. Groomers would not be out until sleds break open trails. Riders are asked to ride right, ride safe, and stay on marked trails. This is to protect the privilege of riding on southern Maine trails allowed by gracious landowners who share their property for the sport. Riders are asked, if possible, to ride with snips or a hand saw to clear any fallen trees so that groomers may pass through the trails easily after the storms. If anyone sees areas of concern, they are asked to email [email protected] or [email protected] Snowmobile club members build bridge Last Monday, OMSC members Leo Binnette, Shawn Mcginley and Roger Letendre beat the storm to build a bridge on the Ross Corner trail. 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LITTLE LEAGUE Limerick and Waterboro residents: 2015 Registration Nights Tuesday, Feb. 10 • Thursday, Feb. 12 Monday, Feb. 23 • Wednesday, Feb. 25 and Friday Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at BOTH Waterboro and Line Elementary Schools T-BALL: Ages 4 & 5 - $40 Any student who attends either Massabesic BASEBALL: Ages 6-12 - $50 Middle or High School SOFTBALL: Ages 6-12 - $50 is eligible to play in our Junior Leagues! JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL: Ages 13-16 - $60 Any registrations received after our last sign up night of Feb. 27 will be charged a $10 LATE FEE. Tryout/teams placements will be held on March 21 at Massabesic High School for players ages 6-12 only. Visit our new website for updates before and during the season: www.eteamz.com/shakervalley IN PERSON SIGN UPS ONLY! NO ONLINE SIGN UPS. We accept major credit cards, debit cards, cash or checks. REPORTER SPORTS Friday, January 30, 2015 PAGE 5 O N T H E M AT Mat men take silver Richard, Risti lead By Michael DeAngelis [email protected] Massabesic took 2nd place as a team at the Bob Benoure Invitational at Vergennes Union High School on Jan. 24. Massabesic wrestlers took home the silver medal with a second place finish at the annual Bob Benoure Invitational held Saturday, Jan. 24 in Vergennes, Vermont. The Mustangs racked up 186.5 points, well ahead of third place Hollis Brookline’s 168 and fourth-place finisher Mt. Mansfield’s 137.5, but behind winner Peru who totaled 241. Captain Mike Risti led the Mustangs with a perfect day that included pins in all four of his bouts. Wrestling at 220, the senior dropped each of his first three foes in under 60 seconds. It took just 68 seconds to pin his fourth and final COURTESY PHOTO BY JASON GENDRON, S4 ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY BRIEFS Locals named to Dean’s List Massabesic and Wells seniors at senior night on Jan. 23. COURTESY PHOTO IN THE POOL Swim teams sink Spartans By Michael DeAngelis [email protected] Both varsity swim teams swept every event in a rout of Sanford on Friday, Jan. 23 at the YMCA. The lady Mustangs got four golds from Ashley Cryer, Elaine Dudley and Amanda Dudley. The three teammates teamed up in the night’s first event, the 200-yard medley-relay, along with Morgan Houk, to post a speedy 2:03.50. Cryer won the 100-butterfly and the 100-backstroke, and she joined Sophia LaFrance (winner of the 100 free), Emily Cyr and Houk in winning the final event, the 400-freestyle relay. Elaine Dudley won the 50 with a 26.62, and she won the 100-breaststroke in 1:16.59. She teamed up with sister Amanda, Autumn Nostrom and Helen Anderson to win the 200-freestyle re- lay. Amanda Dudley won the 200 free and the 500 free. Emily Cyr won the 200 IM. Massabesic outscored the Spartans 112-56. The Mustang men got four golds from Caleb Fuschillo, Cam Mayhew, Mason Darling and Garrett LaFrance. The foursome won two relay events: the 200 medley-relay (1:52.47) and the 200 freestyle-relay (1:41.07). Fuschillo won the 50 with a 24.43 and the backstroke with a 1:03.48. Mayhew won the 200 IM with a 2:17.58 and the 100 free with a 51.52. Darling won the 200 with a 2:07.23 and the breaststroke with a 1:11.40 LaFrance won the 500 and the butterfly in 1:02.40. Nate Messier, Hunter Tarbox, Joel VanTassell and Ryan Burke won the night’s final event, the 400 freestyle. Massabesic topped Sanford 108-62. GOT PHOTOS? Send to: [email protected] victim which gave him the gold. Zac Richard (145) had an impressive day as well, winning all four of his matches. He began with a quick pin in round one, followed by a tech fall win (20-5) in bout two. He advanced to the final after a narrow 5-3 win in his third contest, and the senior took home the gold with a riveting 7-6 win over Zachary Allen of Mill River. The Mustangs got silver medal performances from Justin Goodwin (99), Leo Amabile (106), Jeff Bryan (113) and Noah Schneider (160) as each lost in the finals of their respective weight classes. Trevor Walton (195) took third place, Ethan Huff (120) was fifth, Matt Carroll (170) and Logan Martin (152) both garnered team points with sixth place finishes. Justin Langlois of Limerick was named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the Fall 2014 semester. Elizabeth Mulcahy of Shapleigh was named to Stonehill College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester. Mulcahy is a member of the Class of 2015 and is studying healthcare administration. Shane M. Archambault of Alfred, Lisette A. Labbe of Limerick and Zachary Traver of Limerick were all named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester at Saint Anselm College, Manches- ter, New Hampshire. Archambault is a politics major and a member of the Class of 2017. Labbe is an undeclared major a member of the Class of 2018. Traver is a criminal justice major and a member of the Class of 2017. Lindsay Decker, a senior archaeology major from Shapleigh, was named to Lycoming College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered. Here comes the stampede! 57 Stallions Youth Basketball Association Boys & Girls basketball Spring Session Registration Night at MHS - Feb. 12, 6 - 8 p.m. Team Placement at MMS - Feb. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Grades 5-6) • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Grades 7-8) Player Development - Grades 3-11, cost: $125. 2 sessions per week, starting March 2, ending May 1. (Max. 16 sessions) Focus is on improving individual skills, and boosting basketball IQ. Team Play - Grades 5-11, cost: $225. One player development session and one practice per week, 2 games on weekends, starting week of Feb. 23, ending May 3. Registrations can be found at: www.57stallions.org or can be requested through our facebook page. Pre-register for team placements and/or player development by contacting [email protected] Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. PAGE 6 Friday, January 30, 2015 OPINION The fall of gas Quick! What happens ed by the United States when you flush gas prices Air Force. It is the first down the toilet? Ameridefeat ISIS has suffered, can carmakers scramble and with the U.S. leadlike crazy in an effort to ing a growing coalition promote gas-guzzling of air support, the first SUVs and luxury rides. real offensive against The 1% is buying anthis ruthless group has by ti-depressants as Wall finally begun. Jon Simonds Street closes in the red Iran is another conwith more regularity than cern for Saudi Arabia. ever, while the rest of While not exactly fond America is smiling. Wages haven’t of Israel, they do share a common changed, but we certainly are wel- concern over Iran’s nuclear procoming the reprieve from an other- gram. Washington’s sanctions are wise tough economy. The question ravaging Iran’s economy, and cheap is, how much lower can gas drop, oil prices, led by Saudi Arabia (in and more importantly, when will defiance of the oil cartel) are only this middle-class stimulus come to making things tougher for Tehran. It an end? is the hope of Saudi Arabia and the There are a handful of reasons United States that Iran will abandon why gas prices are so low. First and its nuclear program. foremost is Saudi Arabia’s growing The Russian conflict with the discomfort with ISIS. ISIS barreled Ukraine is another reason oil prices across the Mideast with seemingly are tanking. Russia had become a little or no resistance, and in their major oil exporter, but for reasons quest for a caliphate, ISIS snatched unknown Putin decided to cosponsor quite a few oilfields, further financ- a little uprising in coastal Ukraine. ing their little war with the sale of This led to a little annexation of real black market oil. ISIS, however, estate lining the Black Sea and a recently suffered a serious setback, continued conflict with Ukraine. Eudriven from Kobane by Syrian Kurd- ropean Union and American sancish fighters and Iraqi forces support- tions have had a devastating effect on the Russian economy. This past week alone has seen Moody’s Investors Service downgrade Russian government bonds, while Standard & Poor’s is now comparing Russia’s credit rating to junk bonds. With all that is going on, American carmakers are rethinking the future of car sales and preparing a slew of ads designed to draw consumers out of low-cost puddle jumpers and into luxury SUV’s which aren’t exactly eco-friendly. Americans would be wise to keep this sudden windfall in their pockets. Eventually ISIS will fall as airstrikes from nations like the U.S. and France continue to support the ground forces involved in their war with the extremist group, easing the fears of the Saudi Kingdom. Putin will figure out a face-saving way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, and the Iranian people won’t remain quiet as their economy continues to sink. None of these situations will likely resolve themselves anytime soon, but when they do, look for gas prices to make like a helium balloon without anyone holding the string. Jon Simonds lives in North Waterboro and is the author of “Brooklyn Encounters,” a collection of short stories available on Kindle. Waterboro sidewalk project meeting We want to hear from you! Send your letters, recipes, photos, poems & stories to: [email protected] Please include name, town and phone number for verification. ALFRED Allison Williams [email protected] 324-5823 Mold at town hall After finding mold spores on the first floor of Alfred’s town hall and in its crawl space, the selectmen have met with the church trustees, and it was agreed that the lower level of Conant Chapel could be used for town business while removal of the mold was taking place. In spite of the storm, the special town meeting was held as announced on Jan. 27. Eight people attended and all approved having the mold remediation done to the town hall. School news The next event at Alfred Elementary School will be “Flipping into February” on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for youngsters 4 years old to those in fifth grade. Carnival games will be 50 cents each or 3 for $1. These will include a snowball toss, ice cube frog flip, bowling for penguins and others. All day tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Families of two or more can pay $12 in advance or $16 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the school office. There will also be concessions. Harlem Globetrotter raffle tickets may be purchased at $1 per chance. (Last chance to buy tickets.) Four tickets have a $160 value. The winner will be announced at the end of the “Flipping into February” event. Parish Church REPORTER Two new members, Francis (Skip) Dore and Patricia Vertefeuille joined the Parish Church The town of Waterboro will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to present information and solicit public input on the design of a sidewalk on Old Alfred Road. The new sidewalk would generally run from the entrance of Massabesic Middle School to Friendship Park. Town leaders along with engineers from Wright-Pierce, the town’s consulting firm, will be present to answer questions. This project is funded through the Maine Department of Transportation’s Quality Community Program to improve pedestrian safety. It’s also part of the town’s overall goal of improving safety and walkability along Old Alfred Road. Call Tom Ursia, the town Planner, at 247-6166, ext. 3, or email to [email protected], for more information. this past Sunday and Skip was baptized during the ceremony. The annual church and parish meeting will be held following a potluck dinner onMay Sunday, 1. On Saturday, 19, Feb. at 5:45 On Feb.Sanford 8 the installation of offip.m., Maine Stage will cers will be held. Murder,” a murpresent “Café Choir rehearsals return event to der-mystery dinner-theater at Massabesic Middle School to Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. benefi Odyssey of theSouth Mind Thet the Men’s Breakfast teams fromatRegional School Unit will be held 10 a.m. on Feb. 10. 57.Bruce The Burnham teams arestarts headed to the his vacation Feb. 14. Rev. Pat Smith will lead worship on Feb. 15. MEET GREET -Paddlers 5/18 • 1-3pmwill meet The&Parish Gallery on The Green Feb. 15 at John and Lisa Cook’s at at the Beehive in Alfred 1 p.m. ~ Refreshments ~ Dinner theater benefits Odyssey LETTERS Holiday Hoopla a success The 57 Stallions Youth Basketball Association hosted its second annual Holiday Basketball tournament for local fifth and sixth grade travel teams at the end of December at MHS. The 2014 Holiday Hoopla was a huge success and featured girls teams from Waterboro, Alfred and Limerick/Newfield, and boys teams from Waterboro, Lyman, Springvale, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Westbrook, 57 Stallions, Saco and Bonny Eagle. The championship game for the boys came down to Kennebunk and Westbrook, with Westbrook squeaking out a win in a close game to bring home the first-place trophy. The weekend’s events also included a food drive that was also a huge success, with multiple boxes of non-perishable items donated. All the items were delivered to the York County Shelter Program. The 57 Stallions would like to thank everyone that participated in the food drive and would also worldtofithank nals. all of the sponsors like The cost is $15 for adults and $12 of this year’s event. Sponsors of for seniors and children under 12. the 2014 Holiday Hoopla were: Call Maine 247-4936 reservations. The RedforClaws, Lakeside Market, RSD Grpahics, Harbor View Lending, Biddeford Savings Bank, The Reporter, Woodys Sports Grille, Massabesic Basketball, ValleyTransfer Credit Union, TheSaco Waterboro Station/ Waterboro Parks and Recycling Committee Recreation, will meet at J.P. Carroll Fuel Co., A-Pro 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at a Sporting Goods, Biddnew location – the Saco second&floor ofeford Savings Institution, fice in the original Town Hall.JD’s Package & Redemption, Gorham Savings Bank, York County Federal Credit Union, Sanford Institution for Savings, FM Abbotts Power Equipment, Garnsey On Saturday, May Deer 26, from Brothers Insurance, Pond9 a.m.-noon, the Ossipee Meadows Fuel, LA Lawn Care and Curley Garden Club will hold a plant sale Associates. at the Taylor off We historic would also likeHouse, to thank Route 5, in Center Waterboro. All all the volunteers that worked at proceeds will benefit the garden the tournament, the MHS Athletic club’s scholarship fund, as well as Boosters and MHS custodial staff its community projects. forPlants its amazing support! for sale include perenOurvegetable Spring session startsseedin nials, and annual lings, herbs and houseplants. In addition, select perennials from the Taylor House gardens will also be available. Call Donna at 247-3604 for more information or to donate plants to the sale. The Ossipee Meadows Garden MANICURES Club meets •atPEDICURES 7 p.m. on the HAIRCUTS • COLOR • WAXING third Thursday of every month at 740 Main Street, Suite 1, Waterboro Town Hall.Waterboro New members visitors are Thu.-Fri. welcome. Call Tue.and 11-7, Wed. 9-7, 9-5, Lisa, Sat at 8-noon 247-6154, or Maggie, at • 247-1024 www.facebook.com/amariesstudio New location for recycling meeting Garden club sets plant sale Reminder Lyman Parks & Thank You Limerick As the current president of The Research Club of Limerick (women’s club) I would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the citizens of Limerick and surrounding towns for the donations made to our Red Bow Project. The red bows purchased at Christmastime help to decorate the lighted tree in the gazebo in the center of town during the holiday season. It is with great pride that we are able to donate a substantial amount, $1041.32, of your offerings to The REPORTER Wounded Heroes www.keep of Maine Program. This program was started five years ago by RIEFS Pam Payeur, executive director and mother of one of our own for wounded This teeBall 727-5810, more heroes. information about the supports club and its program ourprograms. brave mil- is only itary by coordinating assistance June 7, The for our wounded veterans so they receive the support they need Massab and rightly deserve. All money Old Al raised in Maine stays here to help from 7 Absentee ballots are now available Maine’s wounded return to civil- those from the Waterboro town clerk’s ian life. Please take time to go ofto fice for the June 12 municipal electheir website at www.warriorlegtion. Requests for absentee ballots acyfoundation.org and see what can be made during normal business you have helped.247-3166, ext.227, hours by calling Housley or going online Jeanine to https://www. Research Club President maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/Absen- B Absentee ballots ready in Waterboro F.R. CARROLL, INC. 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For more information, visit the 57 Stallions Facebook page or website at www.57stallions.org, or contact the 57 Stallions at [email protected] Scott Samson, President 57 Stallions Youth Basketball Association www.JudeeMeyer.com Lots of Free Family Fun! RTE. 5 • NO. WATERBORO, ME 04061 Friday, January 30, 2015 PAGE 7 REPORTER SPORTS ON THE ICE Middle school hockey The Massabesic middle school hockey team recently attended a Portland Pirates game. Prior to the AHL match-up between Providence and Portland the team had a practice on the Cross Center ice and later they sat on the Pirates’ bench while the two professional teams warmed up. Massabesic plays in the Braun division of the Southern Maine Middle School Hockey League. To date, they’ve compiled a 3-6-1 record. COURTESY PHOTO Email to [email protected] reporter.com Classifieds Call 247-0273 to place your classified ad today! FOR SALE LINDA DAVISON Avon Independent Sales Representative Order anytime online at https://ldavison.avon representative.com and receive direct home delivery. Questions or to order a brochure, email: [email protected] WANTED I BUY ANYTHING OLD! Books, records, furniture, jewelry, coins, hunting, fishing, military, art work, dishes, toys, tools, etc. I will come to you with cash. Call John 450-2339 EMPLOYMENT Carpenter’s Helper Wanted • Must provide liability insurance. • Experience with cutting and climbing. • $15 and up depending on experience. Call Jason 294-2046 Your ad HERE only $5 per week! Please recycle this newspaper SHOP LOCAL Support YOUR local businesses SERVICE DIRECTORY: $20 per week TOWN OF WATERBORO Customer Service Representative The Town of Waterboro (population 7,700) has an immediate opening for a front office Customer Service Representative. This is a non-union position working directly with citizens and alongside three other front office employees in Waterboro Town Hall performing tax collection, vehicle registration and town clerk duties. We are looking for candidates interested in either full (32 hours) or part-time work. Our office is open Tuesdays 11am - 7pm and Wed through Fridays 9am - 5pm. The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional customer service, cash handling and communication skills, be team oriented and have a strong work ethic. Strong experience with Microsoft Word is required. All of our front office staff are cross trained in all aspects of town hall services. Considerable experience with TRIO, MOSES, voter registration, vital records and motor vehicle registrations is preferred but we are willing to train the right person. This position would be up to 32 hours per week and the wage range is $15-$20 per hour depending on experience. For full time employees (32 hours), the town offers three health insurance options, dental and life insurance, Maine PERS or 457 plan retirement options and paid vacation, sick and holiday time. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume in MS Word with three references and their contact information no later than noon on Friday February 13, 2015 to Town Administrator Gary Lamb. Email submissions are strongly encouraged ([email protected]). Hard copy submissions will be accepted. Send to: 24 Townhouse Road, East Waterboro, ME 04030. For more information please call Christina Silberman or Gary Lamb at 207-247-6166. WANTED Keep your family warm. Gift certificates available. 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Jimmy: 207-450-4163 Honest prices paid! Consultation, Instruction, Installation. DEP Certified, 25+ yrs exp, Sal Adinolfi, Stone Artisan • 205-6868 FITNESS LANDSCAPING JUNCTURE LEARNING CENTER Affordable fun & fitness w/ Coach Lisa for boys & girls ages 1-14. Tumbling FUN!, FUNergy!, open gym and more. FMI on Facebook or call 318-7685. BARK MULCH Loam • Sand • Gravel Stone • Landscape Supplies Call Buddy Knight 608-3582 or 247-5111 GRAPHIC DESIGN · ADVERTISING · MARKETING KLDesign & MARKETING Kerry DeAngelis • North Waterboro, ME E-mail: [email protected] More than 20 years of experience! (207) 206-5639 www.kldesignandmarketing.com BUXTON ANTIQUES EMPORIUM ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & FURNITURE (207) 648-4026 • Open Daily 10-7 • 249 Parker Farm Rd., Buxton Always buying and selling antiques, furniture, gold, silver, jewelry, coins and old paper. www.buxtonantiques.com Sharing Memories...Celebrating Life AUTUMN GREEN Funeral Home • Our home provides a warm and unhurried atmosphere. • We help you create unique and memorable services. • Your loved one will be cared for with the utmost respect. 47 Oak Street, Alfred, ME • (207) 459-7110 www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com PAGE 8 Friday, January 30, 2015 REPORTER SPORTS MOB starting to rule ON THE ICE By Michael DeAngelis [email protected] MOB hockey, the varsity squad comprised of players from Massabesic, Old Orchard Beach and Bonny Eagle is quietly putting together a fine season. On Monday, Jan. 26 the ice triumvirate topped Westbrook (011-1) for their fourth win of the season by a 3-1 count. MOB got on the board first on a goal from Tanner McClure, Chandler Dunston assisting. Westbrook tied it before the intermission, but MOB potted two goals in the second period and got shut down goaltending from Matt Bridges to close out the victory. Kyle Whitman banged home the go-ahead goal after collecting a pass from Travis Marsh with nine-minutes gone in the middle frame and Marsh closed out the scoring just under two-minutes later after Robbie Axelson and McClure worked the puck smartly up ice. MOB currently sits in ninth place in the standings (the top eight teams qualify for post season play) with five games remaining. They tied Windham (4-62) in their previous game, held Wednesday, Jan. 21. MOB player Kyle Whitman (7) scores against Westbrook. COURTESY PHOTOS MOB player Hannah Blair. OBITUARIES Travis Clinton Andrews Travis Clinton Andrews, 25, died unexpectedly at his home in Buxton on Jan. 20, 2015. Travis was born on Oct. 29, 1989 in Portland, the son of Perry C. and Robin A. (Thompson) Andrews. Travis Travis grew up in NewAndrews field where his family had a farm; he enjoyed the freedom of the woods, pastures and streams for hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Oxford County 4-H Club. Travis was a shy young man, yet was loyal to his family and close friends. He attended elementary school locally and was a 2008 graduate of Massabesic High School where he was a 4-year varsity center/ linebacker of the football team. He was also an outstanding wrestler and proud team member of the Class A State Championships for wrestling in Maine for 2007 and 2008. Travis attended Southern Vermont College, taking classes within the radiology program and then transferred to the Southern Maine Community College where he had an interest in the criminal justice classes. Travis was recently employed with Poland Spring in Hollis. Travis was a talented artist, enjoying drawing an assortment of cartoons and characters that were “larger than life.” Travis was the consummate breakfast cook and enjoyed the challenge of board games and participating in geocaching. Travis loved animals, especially his cat Milo and his little pug, Cole. Travis will be remembered for his infectious smile and dim- ples, for being kind hearted and independent. He will be dearly missed, forever loved and cherished by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Perry and Robin Andrews of Newfield; his sister, Amber Mead and husband Mike and their son Mason of Newfield; his paternal grandparents, Clinton and Joanne Andrews of Limerick; his maternal grandmother, Rose Marie Beane of Augusta; his aunts and uncles, Cindy Bowman and husband Dana of Standish; Sue Vigue of Newfield; Todd Thompson of Winthrop and David Thompson of Augusta; Wade Andrews and wife Kim of Newfield and Jared Andrews and wife Piper of Missouri; many cousins; and his companion, Kim Dyer of Buxon. Travis was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Dale Thompson. Calling hours for Travis were held on Jan. 26 at Lakeside Community Church, 1248 Sokokis Trail, in North Waterboro. Committal prayers and burial will be held later in the spring at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Newfield. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www. autumngreenfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massabesic High School Wrestling Team, 88 West Road, Waterboro, ME 04087. The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements. Ann P. Moore Ann P. Moore, 74, a resident of Waterboro, formerly of Wells, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at St. Andre’s Health Care Facility in Biddeford following a period of failing health. Ann was born April 13, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Michael Doherty and Annabelle (O’Brien) Doherty, and is a graduate of FontBonne Hall Academy Roman Catholic High School in Brooklyn, New York. She worked for American Airlines as a stewardess until she married Herbert D. Moore on Jan. 15, 1962. She loved to garden and take care of her grandchildren, Marissa, Alexis and Ernest. She was a volunteer with St. Stephen’s Food for Life pantry and Good Neighbor in Waterboro with her very close friend who predeceased her, Brenda Roberge. She is predeceased by her husband Herbert D. Moore, her brother Michael Doherty, nephew Michael Doherty and her grandson Logan A. Roberge. Survivors include her son Daniel M. Moore, her daughter Marybeth Roberge and husband Ernest Jr.; her sisters, Elizabeth Doherty Heinsman, Mary Doherty Provus; sister-in-law MaryEllen Doherty; her grandchildren Alexis Roberge, Marissa Roberge, Ernest Roberge III, Chelsey Moore, Leigha Moore; great grandchildren, Ariah W. Roberge, Carter D. Moore; her nieces, Eileen Doherty Podlovits; Kelly Doherty Kane, Marita Provus, Laura Heinsman Jones, Megan Heinsman; her nephews, Michael Provus, Sean Heinsman. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Old Belgrade Rd, Augusta. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Maine Affiliate, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, www. bibberfuneral.com. Dorothy M. Patterson Dorothy M. Patterson, 94, of Waterboro, died Jan. 15, 2015 in Kennebunk. Mrs. Patterson was born Dorothy May Heckett on Dec. 18, 1920 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the daughter of Bert and Jane Heckett. A longtime resident Dorothy of Connecticut, Patterson she moved to Waterboro in 1985. Dorothy first married Albert Garber, Sr. in 1943 in Bridgeport; she later remarried in 1972 and was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Patterson of Biddeford. She was also predeceased by her brother, Bert Heckett, Jr. and sister, Jane Pietsch. Dorothy was a retiree of the Bridgeport Police Department where she had worked for over twenty years. Dorothy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Diane Garber of Santa Fe, New Mexico; her grand-daughter Ariana Garber of San Francisco, California; her sister, Irene Greenslade of Roseville, California; and several nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, services for Mrs. Patterson will be private. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www. autumngreenfuneralhome.com The Autumn Green Funeral Home, at 47 Oak Street in Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements. Joan T. Morin Joan T. Morin, 89, of Sanford, died in peace on Jan. 10, 2015 at the Newton Center in Sanford. Joan was the loving wife of Roland R. Morin who passed away recently on November 21, 2014. Joan was born Jean D’arc Desruisseaux on Dec. 11, 1925 the daughter of Marie-Jeane Levine and Luciene Desruisseaux of Sanford. Joan worked as a candy striper at the Goodall Hospital and was a proud graduate of the Sanford High School Adult G.E.D. program. Joan was a member of the Holy Family Choir. Mrs. Morin was a loving mother and an excellent homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. She is lovingly survived by her three daughters, Carol Prokey of Limington; Susan Clarrage of Sanford; and Debbie Marzola of Londonderry, New Hampshire; her eight grandchildren; Valerie, Douglas, Jenny, Eric, Joshua, Jacob, Thomas, IV and Matthew; her two brothers, Raymond Desruisseaux of Madison, Wisconsin and Roger Brooks of Englewood, Florida; and her sister, Dorothy Chevalier of Waxhaw, North Carolina. Joan Morin She was predeceased by her two siblings, Renaud “Speed” and Donald Desruisseaux. A memorial service was held on Jan. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred, Maine. Mrs. Morin will be interred with her husband at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www. autumngreenfuneralhome.com The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.
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