Maine wants to make room for once common cottontail rabbits

rabbitSCARBOROUGH (AP) — Maine is looking to create more room for New England cottontail rabbits, a species that once was a common sight in the state.

The agency says that will involve removing some trees, planting shrubs, and minimizing spread of invasive plants. The timber removal is slated to take place in the early months of 2017.

Biologists with the agency will discuss management plans for the rabbits on Sept. 27 at the Scarborough Municipal Building. A site visit will follow on Sept. 30.

The rabbits were once commonly seen in Maine from Kittery to Belfast but state wildlife authorities say their numbers diminished as habitat vanished.

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Sarah Long Bridge span to be removed

12901441_562108467278898_52524389577089534_oPORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Marine traffic will be prohibited in the Piscataqua (pihs-KAT’-ah-kwah) River’s navigable channel for one week next month as crews remove the center span of the now-closed Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cnI5xp ) the waterway will be closed from Oct. 10-16 according to the resident engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation‘s bridge replacement project.

The bridge connected Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine via the U.S. Route 1 Bypass before it malfunctioned last month. The span has since been locked in its open position and was closed permanently on Aug. 24.

Transportation officials expect to finalize the exact timing of the removal in coordination with the tides on Thursday.

The bridge’s $158 million replacement is expected to open to traffic in September 2017.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

Kittery hires new manager.

kendra1Wilmington Assistant Town Manager Kendra Amaral has just been selected as the next Town Manager of Kittery, Maine.

The announcement was made by Kittery Interim Town Manager Carol Granfield on Tuesday.  Amaral’s formal appointment will take place this Thursday, September 22 at 5pm at a special Town Council meeting.

Amaral was one of 31 candidates that applied for the job.  She was chosen after being interviewed by a panel of citizens, department heads and Town Council members. Amaral was the top choice for each of those groups and received unanimous support from the Council.

“Kittery looks forward to having this talented new Town Manager assist the community moving forward,” said Interim Town Manager Carol Granfield.

Amaral has been the Assistant Town Manager in Wilmington since 2012.  Prior to arriving in town, Amaral served as the Deputy Director of Planning and Development in Lowell; Chief of Staff to the Mayor in Amesbury; and Director of Planning & Research of Boston Children’s Museum.

from the Wilmington Apple

A Daily News Blog For Wilmington, MA

Kittery School Superintendent Allyn Hutton to retire

huttonKITTERY, Maine — School Superintendent Allyn Hutton plans to retire at the end of the school year.

In a letter dated Wednesday to the school community, Hutton states she plans to formally submit her retirement notification to the School Committee at their first meeting in October. “This should allow ample time for the School Committee to find the most qualified candidate to serve as the next educational leader of the Kittery schools,” she wrote.

to read the full article by Brian Early, Click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald.

Kittery Police Log 9-7 to 9-13

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Kittery Police Department Log 09/07/2016 to 09/13/2016

For Date: 09/07/2016 – Wednesday

Call Number Time Call Reason Action

16-25121 0017 911 – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25125 0027 Walk-In – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

16-25194 1006 Phone – COWS IN THE ROAD Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: BARTLETT RD

16-25206 1402 Phone – MVA/FIRE DEPT REQ’D Transported to Hospital

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: STATE RD

Vehicle: SIL 2007 JEEP LL LIBERTY Reg: PC NH 4049986 VIN: 1J4GL48K67W513659

Operator: JAMES, STEFANIE @ 32 1/2 FOREST ST – DOVER, NH 03820

Owner: JAMES, STEFANIE @ 32 1/2 FOREST ST – DOVER, NH 03820

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-226-AC

16-25211 1543 Phone – OUI Drunk Driving Complain Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: LOVE LN

16-25219 1654 Phone – LOST CAT Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

16-25222 1833 Cellular – INJURED BIRD Gone on Arrival no repo

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: PEPPERRELL RD

16-25225 1945 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-643-OF

16-25226 1945 Phone – CRIMINAL TRESPASS Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-642-OF

16-25228 2135 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

For Date: 09/08/2016 – Thursday

16-25268 0245 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: OLD POST RD

16-25277 0413 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25306 1115 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: MEAD ST

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-645-OF

16-25312 1306 Phone – SERVE WARRANT / Warrant Ar Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Vicinity of: HOWARD ST + PHILBRICK AVE

Refer To Arrest: 16KIT-325-AR

Arrest: CARTER, MEAGAN NICOLE

Address: 35 FARMINGTON RD Apt. #3B1 ROCHESTER, NH

Age: 29

Charges: FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE

16-25313 1311 Phone – MVA/FIRE DEPT REQ’D Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Vicinity of: WALKER ST + STATE RD

16-25344 1753 Phone – Assist Other Agency Gone on Arrival no repo

Location/Address: GOODRICH ST

16-25361 2144 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25363 2206 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: WALKER ST

16-25366 2216 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

For Date: 09/09/2016 – Friday

16-25388 0008 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Location/Address: SEAPOINT RD

16-25449 1058 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

16-25451 1248 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25453 1256 Walk-In – Criminal Mischief Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: LEDGEWOOD DR

Refer To Summons: 16KIT-327-AR

Summons: OHALLORAN, CHERYL M

Address: 71 LONG SANDS RD Apt. #1 YORK, ME

Age: 50

Charges: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

16-25457 1421 Phone – SHOPLIFTING Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-649-OF

16-25460 1525 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: LEDGEWOOD DR

16-25462 1546 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-650-OF

16-25469 1741 Initiated – ASSIST AMBULANCE Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: MANSON AVE

16-25470 1747 Phone – BOLO/ERRATIC OPERATION Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25475 1802 Phone – LOST KEYS Logged Information See L

Primary Id: DETECTIVE SECRETARY/DISP JULIE A RUGGERI

Vicinity of: CAPTAINS WAY

16-25477 2013 Phone – FOUND SYRINGE Removed Hazard

Location/Address: STATE RD

16-25484 2126 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: PETTIGREW RD

For Date: 09/10/2016 – Saturday

16-25502 0004 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: WALLINGFORD SQ

16-25507 0049 Radio – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

16-25552 0536 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: COLE ST

16-25556 0830 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: MANSON AVE

16-25564 1114 911 – MVA/FIRE DEPT REQ’D Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: STATE RD

Vehicle: GRY 2011 NISS 4D CUBE Reg: PC ME 469UA VIN: JN8AZ2KR1BT213661

Operator: SPRINGMEIER, ELIZABETH @ 6 STAPLES ST – ELIOT, ME 03903

Owner: SPRINGMEIER, ELIZABETH @ 6 STAPLES ST – ELIOT, ME 03903

Vehicle: WHI 2001 TOYT UT RAV4 Reg: PC QC Y52BZN VIN: 2T3DF4DV2BW144693

Operator: TOURIGNY, ANDRE @ 2453 RUE 43E – SHAWINIGAN, QC G9N5G1

Owner: TOURIGNY, ANDRE @ 2453 RUE 43E – SHAWINIGAN, QC G9N5G1

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-228-AC

16-25570 1241 Phone – Animal Complaints All Taken to Creature Comfor

Location/Address: MARTIN RD

16-25571 1310 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

16-25588 2236 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25590 2244 Phone – Noise Complaint Logged Information See L

Location/Address: LEDGEWOOD DR

16-25596 2322 Initiated – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol BENJAMIN CYR

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

For Date: 09/11/2016 – Sunday

16-25617 0102 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Services Rendered

Location/Address: OLD POST RD

16-25623 0123 Radio – Motor Vehicle Accident Logged Information See L

Location/Address: STATE RD

16-25663 0733 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: BELLAMY LN

16-25666 0750 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Location/Address: OLD POST RD + BRIDGE ST

16-25674 0938 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

Vehicle: 2007 TOYT 4D CAMRY Reg: CN ME JOSIE VIN: 4T1BK46KX7U550310

Operator: KINGSTON, JO ANNGRAF @ 9 JEWETT LN – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: KINGSTON, JO ANNGRAF @ 9 JEWETT LN – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-229-AC

16-25676 1009 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: DEXTER LN

16-25686 1205 Initiated – CAT HIT BY MV Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

16-25689 1226 Phone – THEFT Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Arrest: 16KIT-328-AR

Arrest: VINSEL, RYAN TIMOTHY

Address: 6 CUTTS RD Apt. #70 KITTERY, ME

Age: 25

Charges: THEFT BY UNAUTHORIZED TAKING OR TRANSFER

16-25695 1324 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: STEVENSON RD

16-25702 1647 Initiated – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher D DAGGETT

Vicinity of: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-230-AC

16-25706 1741 Phone – LOST DOG/CHOC LAB Logged Information See L

Location/Address: BUSDICK DR

16-25711 1927 Phone – H&R ACCIDENT Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: IDLEWOOD LN

16-25713 2048 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Peace Restored

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: DISMUKES ST

16-25714 2106 Walk-In – ASSAULT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: STATE RD

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-652-OF

16-25718 2212 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Vicinity of: ROUTE 236

For Date: 09/12/2016 – Monday

16-25748 0111 Radio – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

16-25754 0143 Initiated – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Location/Address: MELANIES CT

16-25755 0208 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Vicinity of: OLD POST RD

Refer To Arrest: 16KIT-329-AR

Arrest: WEIMER, CHRISTOPHER J

Address: 185 MOUNTAIN RD CAPE NEDDICK, ME

Age: 21

Charges: OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OUI

16-25766 0714 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: WENTWORTH ST + WALKER ST

Vehicle: BLK 2009 CHEV SILVER Reg: PC ME 7643SF VIN: 1GCHK53K49F161114

Owner: EATON, JEFFREY I @ 120 OLD PINE HILL RD N – BERWICK, ME 03901

Vehicle: SIL 2007 HOND 4D CIVIC Reg: PC VA VLH3400 VIN: JHMFA36237S008897

Towed: For: Accident – AAA REQUEST By: National Wrecker Company To: National Wrecker Company

Operator: VALEN, JOHN WILLIAM VAN IV @ 12 PRAIRIE FALCON – ALISO VIEJO, CA 236932901

Owner: VALEN, JOHN WILLIAM VAN IV @ 12 PRAIRIE FALCON – ALISO VIEJO, CA 236932901

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-231-AC

16-25777 1002 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: LOVE LN

Vehicle: WHI 2007 M2 106 Reg: AP NH 1570AP VIN: 1FVHCYCS37HY34446

Owner: WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NH INC @ 90 ROCHESTER NECK RD – ROCHESTER, NH 03839

Vehicle: BRO 2002 CHRY 4D PT CRU Reg: PC ME 6670LM VIN: 3C4FY58B22T336549

Owner: CABLE, EVELYN @ 68 LOVE LANE EXT – KITTERY, ME 03904

Vehicle: WHI 2007 M2 106 Reg: AP NH 1570AP VIN: 1FVHCYCS37HY34446

Operator: BROOKS, RANDY @ 15 CHESTNUT ST – ROCHESTER, NH 03867

Owner: WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NH INC @ 90 ROCHESTER NECK RD – ROCHESTER, NH 03839

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-232-AC

16-25781 1055 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: OLD POST RD

16-25787 1224 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: US ROUTE ONE

16-25791 1334 Cellular – Motor Vehicle Accident Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: WENTWORTH ST

Vehicle: GRY 2004 TOYT 4D AVALON Reg: PC ME 1951MI VIN: 4T1BF28B54U377880

Operator: CARSON, JANICE R @ 79 GOODWIN RD – KITTERY POINT, ME 03905

Owner: CARSON, JANICE R @ 79 GOODWIN RD – KITTERY POINT, ME 03905

Vehicle: SIL 2016 JEEP LL GRAND CH Reg: PC NH 6456 VIN: 1C4RJFCG0GC357414

Operator: BELANGER, BRUCE CHARLES @ 36 BRIGHAM LN – PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801

Owner: BELANGER, BRUCE CHARLES @ 36 BRIGHAM LN – PORTSMOUTH, NH 03801

Refer To Accident: 16KIT-233-AC

16-25799 1530 Walk-In – Fraud Negot A Worthless Logged Information See L

Location/Address: APPLEGATE LN

16-25808 1803 Phone – SUSPICIOUS SALES Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: DISMUKES ST

16-25817 2055 911 – OVEN FIRE Services Rendered

Location/Address: CROMWELL ST

16-25818 2110 Phone – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: SPINNEY WAY

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-655-OF

16-25828 2300 Radio – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Location/Address: MELANIES CT

For Date: 09/13/2016 – Tuesday

16-25843 0003 Radio – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-656-OF

16-25906 1059 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: MANSON AVE

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-657-OF

16-25908 1123 Walk-In – FOUND HEART PENDANT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: SCHOOL LN

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-658-OF

16-25923 1603 Phone – LOST KEYS Logged Information See L

Location/Address: MARTIN RD

16-25926 1828 911 – ABANDONED BAG Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: BADGERS ISL

Refer To Incident: 16KIT-659-OF

16-25932 1917 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: LEDGEWOOD DR

16-25952 2236 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: DION AVE

The Kittery Town Council moves to hold Assessment Hearings

Click here for the Council Packets.

listening-1krbdt2September 19, 2016 Kittery Town Council Council Chambers

Requested by Chairperson Gary Beers

Special Meeting Agenda

6:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. INTRODUCTORY

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. ROLL CALL

5. NEW BUSINESS

a. (090316-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold Assessment Hearings for the following applicants:

 Kimberly Sanborn

 Sharon A. Clark (2 applications)

 William J. Cullen (2 applications)

 Ronald Provencal

 Jacquelyn Nooney

 Susan Holt (applicant not present, see letter in packet)

 Vincent & Jessie King

 Deborah J. Rose

 Wallace W. Gerry

 Megan Greenwood

 David Gerasin

7. ADJOURNMENT

Posted: September 15, 2016

from the Portsmouth herald, Here is a link.

 

Future of Frisbee’s Market in doubt after fire

storePhoto by Brian Early

KITTERY POINT, Maine — When Frisbee’s Market reopens — still likely a long time off — the owners who bought the business last year will not be at the helm.

The building and market were damaged in a fire July 20, and the store still sits vacant with the front windows covered with plywood as insurance companies decide who will pay for what. Inside looks much like it did soon after the fire but with signs of fire damage.

Phil Bouldry Jr. bought the business with his sister, Tracey Olson, from property owner Alphonse D’Amico in December 2015 as a retirement business.

 

to read the full story click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald

 

Sewer assessment hearings at Kittery council meeting

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KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council will have a special meeting Monday night to hold hearings for property owners affected by the new sewer line who have appealed their assessment.

Eleven people with 13 applications have filed for hearings to contest the sewer assessment they received from the town late last month. After the hearing if property owners disagree with the outcome, they can appeal the decision to an arbitration panel made up of six Kittery residents.

Earlier this week, the Sewer Department sent out connection notices to the affected property owners, giving them 90 days to connect to the system or request a deferment from the town manager. The 90-day clock begins Monday.

to read the rest of this story, click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald

Efforts to save historic ‘Life Saving Station’ take shape

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A long-shuttered, century-old rescue station on the border of Maine and New Hampshire is being restored with plans to turn it into a maritime history museum.

woodislandThe building is located on Wood Island near the entrance of the Piscataqua River, on the Maine side of the state divide. It was once an outpost of the long-gone U.S. Life-Saving Service before being decommissioned in 1948 and then falling into neglect for decades.

The first phase of a restoration overseen by a local group called the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association will be completed next month.

to read the rest of this story, click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald

Traip students head to NYC

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The Rotary Club of Kittery is sponsoring Rachel Jones, Anna Catgui and Reiley Fox to travel to New York City on Nov. 11-12 with other high school students from Rotary District 7780, which includes Southern Maine and parts of New Hampshire.

During the trip, the students will visit the United Nations, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and Broadway where they will see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Catgui is a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Italy and is attending Traip Academy during this school year.

to read the full story, click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald