Kittery’s Lil’s Cafe plans expansion

Lil’s Cafe plans expansion

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Lil’s Cafe is expanding into the former River Run space in downtown Kittery, Maine, and is celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend. Ioanna Raptis/Seacoastonline

By Jesse Scardina
jscardina@seacoastonline.com 
NH_Portsmouth_Herald

KITTERY, Maine — On the same day as celebrating one year in the Foreside, Lil’s Cafe announced it plans to expand into the space next door, which used to house RiverRun Bookstore.

The announcement was apparent to anyone who visited the quaint, popular cafe over the weekend, as simple tables and paintings and Thanksgiving pie samples took up the space once occupied by books. While the space was open for the weekend, management is still deciding exactly how the expansion will look and what it will include, with those changes to be finalized and the space open by early 2015.

“We thought RiverRun would be here, but that didn’t work out,” said Lil’s owner Michael Landgarten. “We loved that marriage of businesses. There were other interests, but the truth is we didn’t want to see the opportunity go away.”

Landgarten, who is co-owner of the Wallingford Square building and also owns Bob’s Clam Hut and Robert’s Maine Grill, said that the opportunity to expand and the chance to add more inside seating as the weather cools was too good to pass up, even if there was a worry about growing too fast too soon.

“On one hand, we didn’t necessarily feel ready,” he said. “We’re still trying to figure out our initial space. We’re a young business, but we had to put our foot in there. We’re going to go slow.”

Landgarten along with manager Alexis Paquette and other associates will now begin mapping out what the expansion will include. Landgarten said it’s highly unlikely the space will look as it currently does, while Paquette said that in addition to more seating and space, one side of the cafe could be more coffee-based while the other side is more food-based. Entertainment, expanded hours and an after-dinner menu are all potential topics of conversation.

“We know we’re going to do something different with it, we just don’t know what,” Paquette said. “People are excited because they want to come in and be able to get a seat.”

Lil’s opened Nov. 14, 2013, and has steadily gained in popularity, which Landgarten admitted was a surprise, while Paquette knew the owner’s vision was clear on what this space should be.

“When Michael wants to do something, he plans it out meticulously and does it well,” Paquette said, adding that if there is a surprise it’s the community’s embrace of the cafe. “I am surprised for Kittery, I think it’s impressive that so many people seem impressed and some come over from Portsmouth. We hit the one-year mark and we’re expanding. That’s exciting.”

 

As published in the Portsmouth Herald.

Kittery Police Department Log 10/29/2014 to 11/11/2014

BadgelogKittery Police Department Log 10/29/2014 to 11/04/2014

 

Oct 29th

 

12:54 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on State Road Kevin A. Niles, 34, of 80 Bartlett Road was summonsed for operating vehicle without license.

 

10:12 a.m. – A dog found on Brave Boat Harbor Road was taken to creature comforts.

 

3:35 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Walker Street Shaun-Michael D. Mills, 27, of 66 Roberts Street Unit PO16, Portland was arrested for operating while license suspended or revoked.

 

4:30 p.m. – Another agency was assisted.

 

5:34 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Shapleigh Road.

 

7:59 p.m. – A burglary to motor vehicle was reported on Halstead Street.

 

8:42 p.m. – A single vehicle accident occurred on Valleys Road.

 

9:49 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on Rogers Road.

 

Oct 30th

 

1:00 p.m. – Officers assisted another agency on Woodlawn Ave.

 

2:16 p.m. – A report of disorderly conduct was received from Moore Street.

 

3:15 p.m. – An officer dealt with an animal complaint on Rogers Road.

 

3:35 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 236.

 

5:12 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Boush Street.

 

8:33 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Old Post Road.

 

10:35 p.m. – Following a report of a possible drunk driver on Route 236 Blanche Clara Hickman, 43, of 14 Debra Ave, Raymond, NH was arrested for operating under the influence.

 

10:46 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on State Road.

 

Oct 31st

 

1:17 a.m. – Scott L. Schrempf, 34, of 425 South Main Street, Bradford, MA was summonsed for operating vehicle without license.

 

3:05 a.m. – An Officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

 

3:50 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on the US Route One Bypass Russell Wayne Martin, 41, of 93401 Knappa Dock Road, Astoria, OR was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

 

8:45 a.m. – An alarm received from a business on Shapleigh Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

 

1:06 p.m. – A citizen called to report criminal mischief on Cole Street.

 

1:59 p.m. – An alarm was received from Pepperrell Road.

 

3:15 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to speak to an officer regarding harassment.

 

3:30 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on Manson Ave.

 

3:47 p.m. – An alarm was received from a location on Shapleigh Road.

 

5:02 p.m. – A dog was reported missing from a residence on Gailey Farm Lane.

 

5:49 p.m. – An alarm received from a business on Shapleigh Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

 

7:06 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One Richard H. Murch, 4, of 15 Carrie Lane, York was summonsed for operating with suspended registration – tolls.

 

8:36 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

 

Nov 1st

 

4:08 a.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

 

6:49 a.m. – An alarm received from Pepperrell Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

 

8:19 a.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on Thaxter Lane.

 

9:01 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Pettigrew Road.

 

1:05 p.m. – A resident reported harassment.

 

3:58 p.m. – Officers checked on reported suspicious activity on Wilson Road.

 

5:42 p.m. – A report was received of possible child neglect on US Route One.

 

9:28 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

 

11:24 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Walker Street Joseph M. Merlina, 28, of 3 Bigelow Street, Lawrence, MA was arrested for unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

 

Nov 2nd

 

2:24 a.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on US Route One.

 

6:26 a.m. – An alarm from Stevenson Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

 

9:51 p.m. – Matthew D. Golter, 35, of 6 Cutts Road Unit 11 was arrested for criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

 

10:59 p.m. – A resident of Cutts Island Lane called to report suspicious activity.

 

5:34 p.m. – A call was received regarding a report of theft.

 

8:05 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Cutts Road.

 

11:02 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass Robert K. Lehmann, 53, of York, ME was arrested for operating under the influence, possession of marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

 

Nov 3rd

 

1:48 a.m. – An officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on the I-95 Freeway.

 

6:23 a.m. – A citizen found a flag on Dana Ave.

 

7:36 a.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on US Route One.

 

8:18 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

 

8:42 a.m. – An alarm received from Shapleigh Road was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

 

9:29 a.m. – An alarm from Goodwin Road was found to be a false alarm.

 

9:48 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to report harassment.

 

12:56 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on the US Route One Bypass.

 

2:13 p.m. – A caller reported a possible scam.

 

3:09 p.m. – Officers responded to US Route One for a three vehicle motor vehicle accident.

 

4:48 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Dennett Road.

 

7:20 p.m. – An officer responded to Cromwell Street for a report of suspicious activity.

 

7:58 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One Sima R. Patel, 23, of 85 US Route One Bypass was summonsed for operating with suspended registration.

 

9:54 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

 

Nov 4th

 

6:30 a.m. – Another agency was assisted on Rogers Road.

 

9:23 a.m. – A report of ID theft was received.

 

3:12 p.m. – Officers responded to the US Route One Bypass for a disturbance.

 

4:20 p.m. – Assistance was given to another agency.

 

5:07 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on Rogers Road Jamie C. Perron, 42, of 23 Cromwell Street was summonsed for failure to register vehicle.

 

6:20 p.m. – Another agency was assisted.

 

8:11 p.m. – A dog was reported missing from a residence in South Berwick.

 

 

Kittery Police Department Log 11/05/2014 to 11/11/2014

 

Nov 5th

6:57 a.m. – An alarm received from a business on Dexter Lane was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

6:11 p.m. – An officer assisted another agency in the area of Dennett Road.

9:25 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Halstead Street.

11:46 p.m. – A caller reported a domestic issue.

Nov 6th

7:05 a.m. – A resident of Norton Road called with an animal complaint.  The animal was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

8:59 a.m. – Another agency was assisted on Tilton Ave.

10:44 a.m. – A theft was investigated on Lewis Road.

1:23 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Hartley Farm Lane.

3:08 p.m. – An officer served paperwork on Shapleigh Road.

3:17 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Pepperrell Road.

3:48 p.m. – Officers responded to Old Post Road for a report of disorderly conduct.

5:54 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Tilton Ave.

8:35 p.m. – An officer served paperwork on Tilton Ave.

9:30 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on the I-95 Freeway.

9:51 p.m. – An alarm received from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

10:13 p.m. – Officers responded to the area of Stevenson Road and Shade Tree Lane for a report of suspicious activity.

11:00 p.m. – An alarm from a location on US Route One was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

Nov 7th

1:13 a.m. – A call was received regarding suspicious activity on US Route One.

7:50 a.m. – An animal complaint was reported on Brave Boat Harbor Road.

8:02 a.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on Shapleigh Road.

11:24 a.m. – Officers responded to Boush Street for a report of disorderly conduct.

2:55 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Government Street.

5:13 p.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Cole Street. 

9:36 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Eliot Road.

9:41 p.m. – A citizen called to report phone harassment.

9:54 p.m. – Following a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 236 and Stevenson Road Daniel Kelsall, 24, of 424 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH was summonsed for possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

10:24 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Old Post Road.

11:20 p.m. – Mark Andrew Stretton, 51, of 28 Oak Ter was arrested on a warrant.

Nov 8th

12:49 a.m. – An article was found in the intersection of Wilson Road and US Route One.

4:42 a.m. – A noise complaint on Route 236 was investigated and determined to be unfounded.

9:45 a.m. – An officer assisted with a civil issue on Old Post Road.

11:11 a.m. – An officer checked on a suspicious vehicle they observed on Haley Road.

12:47 p.m. – Paperwork was served to a subject at the police department.

1:09 p.m. – A violation of a protection order was investigated.

7:51 p.m. – A citizen came into the police department to turn in a license they found on Walker Ave.

9:13 p.m. – Joshua Thomas Sayahi, 25, of 314 North Berwick Road, Wells was summonsed for failing to give correct name, address, or date of birth and arrested on another agency’s warrant.

11:10 p.m. – A report was received of suspicious activity on Philbrick Ave.

11:28 p.m. – A noise complaint was received from a resident on Rogers Road.

11:42 p.m. – Following a report of a possible drunk driver on the I-95 Freeway Megan Beliveau, 28, of 1620 Greenland Road, Portsmouth, NH was arrested for unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and Cherie H. Smith, 30, of 6 Cutts Road, Unit #57 was summonsed for possession of marijuana.

Nov 9th

7:48 a.m. – An animal complaint was received from Cutts Road.

10:24 a.m. – Following a call from Pleasant Street David J. Pratt, 21, of 41 Government Street was summonsed for criminal mischief.

2:00 p.m. – A report of suspicious activity on US Route One was reported.  The subjects were gone upon the officer’s arrival.

2:19 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on Manson Ave Jason A. Johnson, 29, of 12 Cross Street was summonsed for failure to register vehicle.

2:52 p.m. – A report of theft from a location on US Route One was investigated.

5:18 p.m. – A vehicle verse deer accident occurred on Wilson Road.

Nov 10th

8:55 a.m. – An animal complaint was received from Armour Drive.

11:02 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report the theft of a cell phone.

12:02 p.m. – An officer checked on a dog left in a vehicle on US Route One.

1:49 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity at the intersection of Whipple Road and Williams Ave.

9:19 p.m. – An alarm from a business on Badgers Island West was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

10:41 p.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on State Road.  As a result, two subjects were arrested and a third was issued a summons.  Jerrid James Giddings, 39, of 329 Main Street, Unit #2, Nashua, NH was arrested for unlawful trafficking in scheduled Z drugs.  Melanie Ann Kanarian, 44, of 16 Granite Street, Nashua, NH was arrested of unlawful possession of scheduled drug.  David Martin, 37, of 39 Forge Drive, Nashua, NH was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Nov 11th

9:31 a.m. – Paperwork was served on US Route One.

10:39 a.m. – A stray dog was found on Captains Way.

12:01 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Rogers Road.

3:19 p.m. – A hunting violation was reported on Haley Road.

3:34 p.m. – A dog was reported lost from a residence on Barters Creek Road.

3:46 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident that involved three vehicles occurred on US Route One.

 

 

Thresher Memorial Update

http://www.kitteryme.gov/Pages/KitteryME_News/04C01BF9-000F8513

KITTERY THRESHER MEMORIAL PROJECT UPDATE, October 25, 2014
TURNOVER
Town Acceptance:
The Kittery Town Council by unanimous consent at its regular meeting on October 14, 2014 accepted the gift of all the Memorial Project improvements (flagpole, signage, monumentation, benches, trees and plantings, and water-electricity additions) along with $5,000 in funds to establish a municipal account to be used for future maintenance costs.
In the Group’s request to Council, we noted:
“The Thresher improvements in the Circle and park reflect the stately, dignified, and symbolic objective of the Project Group in honoring the men of Thresher in the town she was built in, and signify Kittery’s pride in our rich maritime history in standing up for the freedom of this great country and clearly displaying that we honor our own.”
Silent Strength author D. Allen Kerr intends to donate the proceeds from sales of the book and any donations or future funding raising can be made payable to “THRESHER MEMORIAL FUND ACCOUNT 5007” and sent to: Town of Kittery Finance Office, 200 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME 03904.
Kittery After Hours Rotary Club:
A very dedicated community-service oriented group of local folks, incorporated under the Rotary umbrella, has accepted the role of continuing project administration. The Project e-mail, website, and Facebook accounts are in process of being transferred. David Sutton, PNS retiree, will be the administrator. Details will be published soon.
Final Budget
Net zero is always a positive achievement in project management and we are pleased to note
that we did it (OK…it took a bit of final contribution to make the check for the maintenance fund
for the Town equal exactly $5,000). Suffice to say that every contribution counted!
Memorial Circle Flagpole (Base/Pole/Flags) $62,996.98
Memorial Circle (Signage/Hardscape/Landscape) $42,628.93
Memorial Park CoH (Pavers/Plaque/Benches/Walks/Landscape) $89,486.54
Post-Project (Flags/Electricity/Maintenance) $5,000.00
Other Expenses $16,762.16
EXPENSE TOTAL $216,874.61
Memorial Donations & Pledges (Contributor Funds – Direct In-Kind) $140,758.91
Dedication Events & Admin (Separately Donated) $16,762.16
Other In-Kind (Engineer, Legal, etc) (Separately Donated) $59,353.54
DONATIONS TOTAL $216,874.61
That does include the yet-to-be installed historic marker for Memorial Park orchestrated by D.
Allen Kerr, expected to be there soon (full size on website):
Project Compliments
We offer sincerest appreciation to President George H. W. Bush for his generous support and endorsement; as well as the communities of Portsmouth, Rye, and Hampton, NH; and Wells, ME.
We must also express the greatest appreciation to the Kittery Maine Improvement Foundation, a non-profit 501C3 entity established to support improvement projects to the benefit of the Town of Kittery, officers Judy Spiller, George Dow, Duncan McEachern, and Gerry Mylroie , who accepted sponsorship of the Thresher Project, enabling us to accord tax deductible status to our contributors.
Finally, especially meritorious credit goes to the Kittery Town Council and departments of the Town for unwavering support in making this memorial a reality.
Thanks to Donors
The Group fully acknowledges that this Project would not have come to fruition without every individual and company who made contributions large and small. For the record, more than 430 contributors from all around the United States (including 82 from Kittery) donated funds or in-kind materiel and services in the amount of $216,874.61 to the project. 91 came forward to sponsor publication of D. Allen Kerr’s book “Silent Strength” leading to sizeable and continuing contributions. And most certainly, the most generous contributions by our largest donors:
LANG LANDSCAPING SERVICES, GREENLAND, NH
$25,000.00
H. L. PATTEN CONSTRUCTION, KITTERY
$18,000.00
ANONYMOUS, KITTERY
$13,864.41
PNS NAS NSE (SUPERINTENDENTS)
$11,000.00
THE MEN & WOMEN OF ELECTRIC BOAT
$10,015.00
NORTHROP GRUMMAN
$5,000.00
NORTHEAST CREDIT UNION, PORTSMOUTH, NH
$5,000.00
D. ALLEN KERR – SILENT STRENGTH AUTHOR, KITTERY*
$5,702.76
* Additional proceeds from continuing sales to be contributed
FINALLY…FINALLY…A LAST (AND RARE) PERSONAL MESSAGE
So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…
As your friendly local project administrator, my most heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who receive this. A compound, complex, nearly impossible challenge….does it get any better than that?
You gave me laughs…and joy…and tears and sorrow…you gave me faith restored….and reinforced in what this country truly is no matter the daily headlines….you all showed “Yes, I Can” (the Sammy Davis, Jr. version)….I will take to the grave that the real people of this nation will always step up and set forth to do the right thing, as they have throughout its history.
For me, along with you no doubt, it is who I am…it is what I do. And I’m good with that.
Thanx for the ride. garyb

Kittery Police Department Log 10/22/2014 to 10/28/2014

BadgelogKittery Police Department Log 10/22/2014 to 10/28/2014

Oct 22nd

11:21 a.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on Williams Ave.

11:38 a.m. – Assistance was provided to another agency on Badgers Island.

11:42 a.m. – Paperwork was served on Main Street.

4:02 p.m. – The area of the US Route One Bypass was checked for a vehicle.

4:53 p.m. – An attempt was made to serve paperwork on Manson Ave.

4:56 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave and Dismukes Street for a downed wire.

10:57 p.m. – An alarm from a location on State Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

Oct 23rd

1:31 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on State Road Taylor R. Holton, 24, of 325 Emerys Bridge Road, South Berwick was arrested for operating while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

5:41 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Government Street.

8:47 a.m. – A citizen came into the police department to report a theft that occurred on State Road.

3:48 p.m. – A report of disorderly conduct on George Street was received.

6:06 p.m. – Paperwork was served on Manson Ave.

7:11 p.m. – A single vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

Oct 24th

1:46 p.m. – An animal complaint from Haley Road was referred to another agency.

2:10 p.m. – An officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on Norton Road.

7:17 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred in the vicinity of the I-95 bridge and Wilson Road.

11:31 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on State Road.

Oct 25th

1:58 a.m. – Officers responded to Prince Ave for a domestic disturbance.

2”31 a.m. – An officer investigated suspicious activity they observed on Government Street.

11:40 a.m. – A report was received of suspicious activity on Armour Drive.

4:07 p.m. – A resident of Tilton Ave came into the police department to report fraud.

5:04 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Goodwin Road.

5:30 p.m. – A citizen called to report a theft that occurred on Dexter Lane.

6:27 p.m. – A bicycle was reported lost on Adams Drive.

10:43 p.m. – Officers assisted another agency on Picott Road.

Oct 26th

6:50 a.m. – A report was received regarding an injured bird on US Route One.

8:43 a.m. – An article was found at the intersection of Walker Street and State Road and turned in.

11:30 a.m. – Suspicious activity was reported on Manson Ave.

12:4 p.m. – A resident of Armour Drive called with an animal complaint.

5:18 p.m. – Suspicious activity on Island Ave was investigated.

8:33 p.m. – An officer responded to Manson Ave for a report of a violation of a harassment order.

10:48 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Love Lane.

Oct 27th

2:47 a.m. – An alarm received from Goodwin Road was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

12:16 p.m. – Kevin Andrew Merrill Sr., 45, of 35 Linscott Road, Sanford was arrested on another agency’s warrant.

2:00 p.m. – A found key was turned into the police department.

2:25 p.m. – An officer assist a resident on Whipple Road.

2:58 p.m. – A report of harassment by telephone was received.

4:16 p.m. – An issue on the I-95 Freeway was referred to another agency.

6:05 p.m. – A report was received of the burglary of a boat on Badgers Island.

6:53 p.m. – A vehicle verse deer accident occurred on Wilson Road.

Oct 28th

11:02 a.m. – An alarm from Goodwin Road was determined to be a false alarm.

11:40 a.m. – Officers checked reported suspicious activity on Parsonage Way.

1:53 p.m. – A jacket was reported stolen from Pocahontas Road.

2:41 p.m. – A parakeet was found on State Road.

2:56 p.m. – An attempt was made to serve paperwork on Idlewood Lane.

6:32 p.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on Cutts Road.

6:38 p.m. – An officer spoke to a resident regarding a phone scam.

Kittery Police Department Log 10/29/2014 to 11/04/2014

BadgelogKittery Police Department Log 10/29/2014 to 11/04/2014

Oct 29th

12:54 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on State Road Kevin A. Niles, 34, of 80 Bartlett Road was summonsed for operating vehicle without license.

10:12 a.m. – A dog found on Brave Boat Harbor Road was taken to creature comforts.

3:35 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Walker Street Shaun-Michael D. Mills, 27, of 66 Roberts Street Unit PO16, Portland was arrested for operating while license suspended or revoked.

4:30 p.m. – Another agency was assisted.

5:34 p.m. – An animal complaint was received from Shapleigh Road.

7:59 p.m. – A burglary to motor vehicle was reported on Halstead Street.

8:42 p.m. – A single vehicle accident occurred on Valleys Road.

9:49 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on Rogers Road.

Oct 30th

1:00 p.m. – Officers assisted another agency on Woodlawn Ave.

2:16 p.m. – A report of disorderly conduct was received from Moore Street.

3:15 p.m. – An officer dealt with an animal complaint on Rogers Road.

3:35 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 236.

5:12 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Boush Street.

8:33 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Old Post Road.

10:35 p.m. – Following a report of a possible drunk driver on Route 236 Blanche Clara Hickman, 43, of 14 Debra Ave, Raymond, NH was arrested for operating under the influence.

10:46 p.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on State Road.

Oct 31st

1:17 a.m. – Scott L. Schrempf, 34, of 425 South Main Street, Bradford, MA was summonsed for operating vehicle without license.

3:05 a.m. – An Officer initiated a traffic stop on US Route One.

3:50 a.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on the US Route One Bypass Russell Wayne Martin, 41, of 93401 Knappa Dock Road, Astoria, OR was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

8:45 a.m. – An alarm received from a business on Shapleigh Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

1:06 p.m. – A citizen called to report criminal mischief on Cole Street.

1:59 p.m. – An alarm was received from Pepperrell Road.

3:15 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to speak to an officer regarding harassment.

3:30 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on Manson Ave.

3:47 p.m. – An alarm was received from a location on Shapleigh Road.

5:02 p.m. – A dog was reported missing from a residence on Gailey Farm Lane.

5:49 p.m. – An alarm received from a business on Shapleigh Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

7:06 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One Richard H. Murch, 4, of 15 Carrie Lane, York was summonsed for operating with suspended registration – tolls.

8:36 p.m. – A two vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on US Route One.

Nov 1st

4:08 a.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was found to be a false alarm.

6:49 a.m. – An alarm received from Pepperrell Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

8:19 a.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on Thaxter Lane.

9:01 a.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Pettigrew Road.

1:05 p.m. – A resident reported harassment.

3:58 p.m. – Officers checked on reported suspicious activity on Wilson Road.

5:42 p.m. – A report was received of possible child neglect on US Route One.

9:28 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

11:24 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on Walker Street Joseph M. Merlina, 28, of 3 Bigelow Street, Lawrence, MA was arrested for unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

Nov 2nd

2:24 a.m. – An officer checked on suspicious activity they observed on US Route One.

6:26 a.m. – An alarm from Stevenson Road was investigated and determined to be a false alarm.

9:51 p.m. – Matthew D. Golter, 35, of 6 Cutts Road Unit 11 was arrested for criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

10:59 p.m. – A resident of Cutts Island Lane called to report suspicious activity.

5:34 p.m. – A call was received regarding a report of theft.

8:05 p.m. – Another agency was assisted on Cutts Road.

11:02 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on the US Route One Bypass Robert K. Lehmann, 53, of York, ME was arrested for operating under the influence, possession of marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Nov 3rd

1:48 a.m. – An officer initiated a motor vehicle stop on the I-95 Freeway.

6:23 a.m. – A citizen found a flag on Dana Ave.

7:36 a.m. – An officer assisted the fire department on US Route One.

8:18 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

8:42 a.m. – An alarm received from Shapleigh Road was investigated and found to be a false alarm.

9:29 a.m. – An alarm from Goodwin Road was found to be a false alarm.

9:48 p.m. – A resident came into the police department to report harassment.

12:56 p.m. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred on the US Route One Bypass.

2:13 p.m. – A caller reported a possible scam.

3:09 p.m. – Officers responded to US Route One for a three vehicle motor vehicle accident.

4:48 p.m. – Suspicious activity was investigated on Dennett Road.

7:20 p.m. – An officer responded to Cromwell Street for a report of suspicious activity.

7:58 p.m. – Following a traffic stop on US Route One Sima R. Patel, 23, of 85 US Route One Bypass was summonsed for operating with suspended registration.

9:54 p.m. – An alarm from a business on US Route One was determined to be a false alarm.

Nov 4th

6:30 a.m. – Another agency was assisted on Rogers Road.

9:23 a.m. – A report of ID theft was received.

3:12 p.m. – Officers responded to the US Route One Bypass for a disturbance.

4:20 p.m. – Assistance was given to another agency.

5:07 p.m. – Following a motor vehicle stop on Rogers Road Jamie C. Perron, 42, of 23 Cromwell Street was summonsed for failure to register vehicle.

6:20 p.m. – Another agency was assisted.

8:11 p.m. – A dog was reported missing from a residence in South Berwick.

Kittery Fire Department Logs for October

8630087Kittery Fire Department
Fire Log for October 2014
10/01/14 @ 1213 Rogers Road @ Rogers Lane; Motor vehicle accident; PI
10/01/14 @ 1621 26 Rogers Road; Smoke investigation
10/01/14 @ 2003 6 Cutts Road, Lot 107; Electrical fire in wall
10/02/14 @ 0642 Rt-1 & Love Lane; Motor vehicle accident
10/07/14 @ 0854 3 Barters Creek Road; Wires down
10/08/14 @ 0029 16 Phelps Street; Electrical fire in wall
10/08/14 @ 1139 22 Shapleigh Road; Alarm activation
10/08/14 @ 1500 Rogers Road at Goodsoe Road; Motor vehicle accident
10/08/14 @ 2045 121 Manson Ave; Medical assist, code
10/11/14 @ 0830 345 Rt-1; Mulch fire
10/11/14 @ 1216 7 Rt-236; Smoke investigation
10/11/14 @ 1717 19 Bridge Street; Smoke investigation
10/11/14 @ 1729 3 Cove Landing; Smoke detector activation
10/13/14 @ 1606 301 Rt-1; Motor vehicle accident, PI
10/14/14 @ 1959 South Eliot Road; Possible bridge jumper
10/14/14 @ 2015 180 Brave Boat Harbor Road; Motor vehicle accident, PI
10/15/14 @ 0722 Rt-1; Coachman Inn; Alarm activation
10/15/14 @ 0850 Rt-1; Tanger 1 Outlet, Carter Store; Odor investigation
10/15/14 @ 1233 43 Boush Street; Un-permitted burn
10/15/14 @ 2013 137 Pepperrell Road; Alarm sounding
10/18/14 @ 1605 205 Coastal Woods Circle; Alarm activation
10/18/14 @ 1648 Kittery Trading Post; Medical assist
10/19/14 @ 1729 144 Rogers Road; Un-permitted burn
10/20/14 @ 1516 Walker and Government Street; Motor vehicle accident
10/21/14 @ 0824 139 Pepperrell Road; Smoke investigation
10/21/14 @ 1517 68 Wilson Road; Motor vehicle accident with entrapment
10/22/14 @ 0339 315 Rt-1, Bob’s Clam Hut; Alarm activation
10/22/14 @ 1656 Woodlawn Avenue; Wires down
10/22/14 @ 1736 7 Stevenson Road; Carbon monoxide detector activation
10/22/14 @ 2046 Mutual Aid, York Village; Structure fire
10/23/14 @ 0552 Goodwin Road; Wires down
10/23/14 @ 0736 143 Norton Road; Wires down
10/23/14 @ 1423 4 Ella Woods Drive; Wires down
10/24/14 @ 0817 9 Tudor Drive; Alarm activation
10/24/14 @ 1443 345 Rt-1; Medical assist
10/28/14 @ 1832 6 Cutts Road; Fire in lamp post
Total Calls: 36

Kittery Town Council Packages and Agenda for 11/10/14

http://kitteryme.gov/Pages/KitteryME_News/04C439D9-000F8513

November 10, 2014                                                                                                 Council Chambers

Kittery Town Council

Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

 

1.         Call to Order

 

2.         Introductory

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. 4.            Oath of Office to Newly Elected Officials

 

  1. 5.            Roll Call

 

  1. 6.            The Kittery Town Council moves to elect a Chairperson for the ensuing year.

 

7.         The Kittery Town Council moves to elect a Vice-Chairperson for the ensuing year.

 

8.         Agenda Amendment and Adoption

 

9.         Town Manager’s Report  

 

10.       Acceptance of Previous Minutes – 10/27/14

 

11.       Interviews for the Board of Appeals and Planning Board   

              

12.       All items involving the town attorney, town engineers, town employees or other town consultants or requested officials.

 

13.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. a.  (110214-1) The Kittery Town Council moves hold a public hearing on the transfer of $12,500 from unencumbered surplus, authorized by the voters on June 10, 2014, for the purpose of matching $12,500 in private donations for the preparation of a master plan for the town’s athletics fields.    

 

  1. b.  (110214-2) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing to adopt as an emergency ordinance, pursuant to Section 2.15 of the Town Charter, an amendment to Chapter 4.2.3 of the Kittery Town Code, Procedures for Council Appointments.  

 

  1. c.  (110214-3) The Kittery Town Council moves hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Chapter 4.2.3 of the Kittery Town Code, Procedures for Council Appointments.

 

 

  1. d.  (1101214-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Chapter 3.2.10 of the Kittery Town Code, Disposal of Property.  

 

14.       DISCUSSION

 

a.  Discussion by members of the public (three minutes per person)

b.  Response to public comment directed to a particular Councilor

c.  Chairperson’s response to public comments

 

15.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

a. (100214-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Kenneth Lemont to the Port Authority for a term to expire on August 31, 2019.  

 

b. (100114-17) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview

Robert D. Harris, Sr., for his appointment to the Personnel Board until _________ 2017.  

 

c. (100114-18) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview

John J.Delio for his appointment to the Personnel Board until _________ 2016.  

 

d. (100114-19) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to interview

Paul E. Lucy, for his appointment to the Personnel Board until ______ 2016.   

 

16.       NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. a.   Donations/gifts received for Council disposition 

      (110214-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept the gift of a thermal imager to the Fire Department from the Kittery Fire Association.   

  1. b.  (110214-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to determine an alternate interview protocol for items 15 a, b and c.   
  2. c.  (110214-7) The Kittery Town Council moves to adopt its current rules for the ensuing year.   
  3. d.  (110214-8) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Council members to On-going, Standing, Ad hoc and Council Committees.   
  4. e.  (110214-9) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the disbursement warrants.

 

  1. f.   (110214- 10) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the Port Authority to interview Daniel Ford for his appointment to that board until 8/31/2019 (filling the vacancy of Barry Bush or any other position that is open).  

 

  1. g.  (110214-11) The Kittery Town Council moves to schedule a public hearing on proposed amendments to the fee schedule at Fort Foster.  

 

  1. h.  (110214-12) The Kittery Town Council moves to set the Town Manager’s salary, effective November 12, 2014, be set at $106,575.  

 

 

 

           i. (110214-13) The Kittery Town Council moves to authorize the Town Manager to close departments with the exception of essential personnel, the day after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2014, with the understanding that employees will use their personal accumulated time.  

 

           j. (110214-14) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the CIP Committee to interview Chris Perkins for his re-appointment to that committee until 12/8/17.  

 

17.       COUNCILOR ISSUES OR COMMENT

 

18.       COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS

 

  1. a.     Communications from the Chairperson
  2. b.     Committee Reports

 

19.       EXECUTIVE SESSION:

           

20.       ADJOURNMENT                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted:  November 6, 2014

AND THE WINNERS ARE ????

Spiller, Lemont win Council seats

Ken Lemont
Ken Lemont

judy

 

 

 

 

 

JUDY SPILLER

By Jesse Scardina
jscardina@seacoastonline.com
NH_Portsmouth_Herald

KITTERY — Both the Town Council and School Committee will have a new member, while incumbents on both boards also prevailed during Tuesday’s election.

For the Town Council, incumbent Judith Spiller and Kenneth Lemont were voted into the two open seats, with Lemont replacing incumbent Jeffery Brake. Lemont received 2,587 votes, Spiller received 2,123 and Brake received 1,353.

On the School Committee side, the race was a little tighter, with incumbent David Batchelder joining John Driscoll on the committee, beating out fellow candidate Rhonda Pomerleau. Driscoll received 1,824 votes, Batchelder received 1,793 and Pomerleau received 1,703.

“I voted for the two people I know personally, David Batchelder and John Driscoll,” said Colin Macomber, a senior at Traip Academy voting for his first time. “I know they’re good people and they have a vested interest in the school department.”

Of the roughly 7,100 registered voters in Kittery, nearly 4,000 votes were cast, a turnout of roughly 56 percent.

Rykerson, Beavers keep House seats

Roberta
Roberta “Bobbi” Beavers

By Jesse Scardina
jscardina@seacoastonline.com
NH_Portsmouth_Herald

KITTERY — The incumbents were victorious in the two State House races, with Deane Rykerson and Roberta Beavers retaining their respective seats.

Rykerson will represent District 1 after defeating Republican Jeffrey Pelletier 2,116 votes to 1,411.

Beavers will represent District 2, which encompasses South Berwick, Eliot and a slice of Kittery after defeating Jon Moynahan 2,232 votes to 1,792.

All results are unofficial until the ballots are sent to the state.

Beavers defeated Moynahan in two of the three towns, with only Kittery voting in favor of the Republican challenger.

Rykerson, a Democratic incumbent, defeated Pelletier, who has held positions on Kittery’s town council and school board.

The vote for Kittery’s state representative was pretty split throughout the day, with voters showing support for both Rykerson and Pelletier.

“I saw some of the campaign flyers about Pelletier and I wasn’t impressed by it,” said Scott Estes, a Kittery resident.

Others disagreed and voted for Pelletier.

“Deane had a low roll-call percentage, not just in the first session, but the second one, too,” said Todd Sweet, a Kittery resident. “You can’t lead if you’re not there.”

Nearly 4,000 votes were cast of the roughly 7,100 registered voters, a turnout of roughly 56 percent of the voters.

Maine Gov. LePage declares re-election victory

Maine Gov. Paul LePage
Maine Gov. Paul LePage

By Staff and wire reports
NH_Portsmouth_Herald

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage won a second term Tuesday, giving a victory speech at around 12:30 a.m., saying, “”Thank you, Maine, for trusting in our mission.”

Democrat Mike Michaud had earlier called LePage and then publicly conceded, telling supporters, “Tonight, the voters of Maine have spoken.”

LePage faced Michaud, a six-term Democratic congressman, and Independent attorney Eliot Cutler on Tuesday in a race dominated by debates on issues like health care and the economy.

The 65-year-old LePage focused his re-election bid on his efforts to improve the state’s business climate, trim taxes and overhaul welfare programs.

As LePage and Michaud remained neck-and-neck in the polls for months, observers believed the outcome would hinge on Cutler’s impact on the race.

Democrats had feared Cutler would siphon votes from Michaud to give LePage another four years in the Blaine House. Republicans embraced Cutler’s candidacy and even touted him in ads.

But Cutler’s poll numbers had dropped in recent days, with Cutler telling supporters last week to feel free to vote for another candidate if they believed he couldn’t win.

Cutler conceded early, telling supporters, “Running for office is a privilege, but nowhere is it more of a privilege than here in Maine” before calling it a night around 10 p.m.

While polls showed Cutler finishing a distant third, some local voters said he had their votes.

“I’ve never had a poll dictate the way I vote,” said Todd Sweet of Kittery. “I’ve never had someone tell me which way to vote. I take my vote seriously and vote with my conscience and for the best person for the job. Eliot Cutler demonstrated a plan and a way to pay for his plan. He had a vision for the state. He hasn’t flip-flopped on issues like Michaud has. I couldn’t in good faith vote for someone like that.”

Other voters, though, said Tuesday they switched their votes after Cutler’s speech last week, telling his supporters they could take their votes elsewhere if they felt he couldn’t win.

“I wanted to vote for Cutler. I believe he is the best candidate,” said Janet O’Neil or York. “It’s very hard for me to vote for someone else,” but she did, though she declined to say for whom.

Local voters, too, were divided in their support of Michaud and LePage.

“Michaud is the only one of the three who is willing to get things done,” said Rozanna Patane of York. “He is also committed to a clean-energy future for Maine, and I think that’s needed.”

Barbara Curtis of York Beach voted for LePage.

“I like his no-holds-barred attitude,” she said. “It’s like me. And I trust him.”

Cutler, whom many voters viewed as a spoiler in the race who could help LePage win another term, thanked his supporters for their “courage” in following their conscience “and not yielding to polls, pundits, parties and PACs who tried to frighten” them into voting for someone else.

“Our supporters cast a vote that said that the only spoilers in politics today are the critics who divide us and pull us apart,” Cutler said.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said the polls seemed as crowded Tuesday morning as they would during a presidential election year even though thousands of residents remained in the dark after a powerful weekend snowstorm.

Statewide turnout could be as high as 60 percent of eligible voters, Dunlap said.

 

BRAKE 1353

LEMONT 2587

SPILLER 2123

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

BATCHELDER 1793

DRISCOLL 1821

POMERLEAU 1703

 

Three look for seats on Town Council

Three look for seats on Town Council

Brake, Lemont and Spiller vie for two Council seats.
Taken from an article in the Portsmouth Herald.

NH_Portsmouth_Herald

voteKITTERY – Two Town Council incumbents are seeking re-election, while a former state representative and current School Committee member is interested in representing residents on the council.

Jeffery Brake and Judith Spiller are running to retain their seats on the council, while Kenneth Lemont is looking to usurp one of the two incumbents.

Brake said he is running on a platform of transparency, with the hopes of increasing communication between town departments.

“I always have an open door policy, you can always call me,” Brake wrote in an e-mail. “I may not always agree with the policy or procedure but I don’t like back door policy making. I’m here to ask the questions to the department heads so we all know what is going on in town.”

Spiller, an administrator at the University of New Hampshire and a Kittery resident for 22 years, believes her point of view and approach to town government is important as Kittery addresses pressures to develop.

“That point of view combines a commitment to fairness and respect in council deliberations and to maintaining Kittery as an affordable and attractive place to live and raise a family,” Spiller wrote in an e-mail.

Spiller sees the largest issue the town is facing in coming years is how to pay for the services and amenities residents want without fundamentally changing Kittery’s character.

“We need to increase revenues by expanding commercial opportunities, where appropriate,” she said, adding the business park along Interstate 95 is a good example, and the approval of sewer line extension makes areas near Route 236 and the Route 1 Bypass more attractive. “We need to take advantage of low-impact opportunities and to look to surrounding communities to achieve economies of scale through sharing.”

Spiller also said development needs to be controlled so the town retains its rural character and diverse environment near Spruce Creek and the waterways and beaches.

“Growth is inevitable,” she said. “But how, where and at what rate will shape the future of Kittery.”

Lemont, a lifelong Kittery resident, former state representative and state senator, has been on the School Committee for seven years and believes it’s time for others to serve on both the School Committee and Town Council.

“I am thrilled that so many fine candidates have stepped forward to run for the School Committee,” Lemont wrote in an e-mail, adding that striking a balance between property taxes and the priorities of residents is key for the town. “I would like to think the citizens of Kittery believe my knowledge and experience of the town would be an asset to the Town Council.”

Lemont also believes the growth of the Kittery Foreside may be a little too fast, “to the point of not recognizing the neighbors,” he said.

“I believe everyone recognizes what a vibrant area of town the Foreside has become but we must also recognize that there will be numerous issues going forward that will need to be addressed. The most obvious being parking,” Lemont said. “I believe the council’s role would be to take the lead and meet with all the stakeholders on a monthly basis.”

Brake is looking to improve the town’s efficiency in the coming years, making it potentially a more attractive destination for businesses.

“Sometimes it takes six to eight weeks for anything to happen,” Brake said. “Businesses want to come to Kittery but they seem to have to go through a lot of hoops. Better communications with the departments would help that.”

Brake also sees the continued development of the Kittery Foreside to be “amazing,” and that the town needs to continue to support local business.

“The Foreside Committee saw the potential and did a great job,” Brake said. “Local business is important. Let’s not tax them out of our town.”

Spiller also had faith in the Foreside Committee to continue to responsibly develop the area, while also seeing a future where the Foreside, Kittery Community Center and Post Office Square could be better connected.

“My guess is that small business development will move up Route 1 and will also continue in the Post Office Square area,” Spiller said. “Some form of transportation that links the Kittery Community Center – a big positive for Kittery – the Foreside and the Post Office Square area could reduce (vehicular) traffic and bring more people, including Kittery residents, to those resources.”

Spiller also mentioned the concern of parking and the safety of pedestrian traffic, and that increased foot traffic means a perimeter site has to be identified for parking or alternate transportation needs to be provided.