Grant accepted for the Star Theatre

star_logoKITTERY, Maine – The Town Council voted Monday to accept a $40,000 grant from the Ogden Foundation on behalf of the Kittery Community Center.

The grant will allow the Kittery Community Center to contract a new employee for an audience and programming development position for Star Theatre events for two years, at a salary of $20,000 each year, according to KCC Chairman Steve Workman. He said he views this position as an investment in the community in order to maximize the use of the Star Theatre.

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Residents criticize Town Council chairman

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Excerpts from the article.

KITTERY, Maine – Public comment turned confrontational at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Kittery resident Vern Gardner spoke to council Chairman Gary Beers and accused him of improperly silencing his testimony at the Wednesday, Feb. 22 Town Council meeting. Gardner was kicked out of the previous meeting for accusing Councilor Charles Denault of fabricating The Fabulous Find’s complaint against Planning Board Chairwoman Ann Grinnell in his report submitted to the Town Council.

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Excerpt #2

Beers ruled that Gardner was out of order on Feb. 22 because he disparaged Denault by accusing him of lying. Beers said as chairman he had the authority to maintain decorum and order in Town Council meetings.

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The board of directors at The Fabulous Find has maintained the contents of the complaint are accurate in Denault’s report.

“It is immaterial whether or not one of our board members asked Ann Grinnell for her opinion of the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association (WILSSA),” said The Fabulous Find’s President Marcye Philbrook in an email. “It was inappropriate for Ms. Grinnell, as a member of Kittery’s Wood Island Advisory Committee and Kittery Planning Board, to object to and try to dissuade The Fabulous Find via adamant statements in the store, a hand written note and an e-mail, from giving to WILSSA.”

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R.W. Traip Academy has released its second-quarter honor roll.

honor-rollKITTERY, Maine — R.W. Traip Academy has released its second-quarter honor roll.

Grade 12 — High honors

 Amelia Lorrey, Sarah Montembeau, Olivia Stites, Jeffrey Wansley III.

Grade 12 — Honors

John Bono, Christopher Evancic, Molly Humiston, Sadie Humiston, Arthur Jones, Carly Patterson, Rachel Potter, Arabella Sillsby, Ryan Stuart.

Grade 12 — Commendations

Ashley Apodaca, Antoine Bloquiau, Desarae Ellis, Mackenzie Heins, Kyle Hope, Kyle Kenney, Colin McCann, Wesley Moore, Ethan Nightingale, Angelo Succi, Kelly White.

Grade 11 — High honors

Andrew Davis, Cole Gilbert.

Grade 11 — Honors

Victoria Adams, Emma Auclair, Logan Barstow, Alexis Bickley, Kiley Chambers, Liberty Clark, Cassidy Delano, Louden Dennis, Claire Dodge, Reilly Eddy, Alana Ellis, Jacob Gagner, Chelsea Hoyt, Karissa Kagiliery, Olivia Lawrence, Daniel Lenehan, Alexa Mackenzie, Shane MacNeill, Andrew Macomber, Cody Marshall, Paige Matthews, Freja Pausgaard, Caitlin Pelkey, Katelyn Roberts, Donovan Robillard, Hunter Sawtelle, Morgan Vespa.

Grade 11 — Commendations

Natalie Annis, Dalan Hubbard, Sommer Huntress, Howard Scully, Cameron Webb.

Grade 10 — High honors

Jeremy Clifford, Isabelle Woollacott.

Grade 10 — Honors

Madison Andrews, Mary Balagna, Thomas Brewer, Abigail Bull, Tristan Denholm, Mia Dickinson, Jacob Farnham, Rachel Jones, David Jutras, Lilly Kemp, Ayden MacLeod, Henry Miller, Ericachae Paris, Maria Perez, Ryan Perkins, Liam Reeve, Julia Roy, Hasan Shaikh, Betelihem Stevens, Dionna Taylor, Tiana Webster, Lauren Welch, Haven Yeaton, Elisabeth Young.

Grade 10 — Commendations

Carina Cogswell, Katherine Johnson, Isabella Lahey, Sebastian Lauer, Austin Painchaud, Kylee Pinkham, Claudia Serna, Harper Shea, Christopher Thomas.

Grade 9 — High honors

Emma Ackerman, Sydney Auclair, Julia Campion, Emma McGonigle, Alaijah Rubianes, Molly Stites.

Grade 9 — Honors

Jacob Bickley, Samnang Bradley, Cameron Brayne, Josephine Ek, Zoya El-Badry, Molly Frost, Luke Gagner, Isaac Henderson, Morgan Hoyt, Jarod Johnson, Franklin Lane, Ahnais Letch, Erin Lynch, Elias Matso, Jonah Matso, Cala McEllin, Mackenzie Moore, Jayce Nielsen, Dominic Perkins, Nichole Roberts, Grace Robillard, Sophia Santamaria, Hannah Seward, Destiny Sharp, KateLynn Sirois, Ethan Spinney, William Stuart, Brennin Watson, Andrew Webb, Jayna Wheeler.

Grade 9 — Commendations

Montana Arsenault, Killian Campbell, Braeden Cole, Hunter Dyal, Trevor Goodwin, Wadak Harbi, Patrick Olcott, Stephen Whitney.

Walter Wheeler recalled as a great guy, best friend

wheelerKITTERY, Maine — The last World War II veteran to serve in the Maine House of Representatives, and proud of it. A good and gracious man with a ready smile and a firm belief in people. A wonderful father who was generous with his time and wisdom.

These are just a few of the accolades that poured in Wednesday from people in Kittery, Augusta and beyond, when they learned of the death of former state representative and retired Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker Walter Wheeler, who passed away at age 91 on Valentine’s Day. He was surrounded by family at his Kittery home when he passed.

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Funeral Information

Friends may visit with Walt’s family on Sunday February 19, 2017 from 6-8pm in the JS Pelkey Funeral Home 125 Old Post Road Kittery Maine 03903 .A funeral will be celebrated on Monday February 20, 2017 at St. Marks United Methodist Church on Government Street in Kittery at noon.

Masonic and Military honors will be held at his graveside in the spring. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com. Family flowers only donations may be made in his memory to the Paralyzed Veterans of America PVA: Donation Processing Center 7 Mill Brook Road Wilton, NH 03086, St. Marks United Methodist Church 62 Government St, Kittery ME 03904 or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St, Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 .

Care for the Wheeler family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.

Kittery Fire Department Logs for January 2017

KitteryMEHQJGKittery Fire Department

Fire Log for January 2017

01/01/17 @ 0938 117 Martin Road; motor vehicle rollover accident

01/03/17 @ 1620 132 State Road; motor vehicle accident with injury

01/03/17 @ 1642 3 Spinney Cove Drive; overdose/code

01/03/17 @ 2301 Pepperrell Road; tree and wires in road

01/04/17 @ 0318 15 Adams lane; carbon monoxide incident

01/06/17 @ 1202 62 Route 236; motor vehicle accident, possible hazmat

01/07/17 @ 0955 335 US Route One; motor vehicle accident with injury

01/07/17 @ 1912 66 Pepperrell Road; vehicle into pole

01/07/17 @ 1927 25 Cedar Drive; medical lift assist

01/08/17 @ 0644 164 Brave Boat Harbor Road; carbon monoxide incident

01/08/17 @ 0754 75 Brave Boat Harbor Road; motor vehicle accident, fluids

01/09/17 @ 0823 28 Halstead Street; residential lockout

01/09/17 @ 1622 22 Ridgewood Drive, Eliot; smoke in building

01/11/17 @ 1023 Route One Bypass, Coastal Fitness; alarm activation

01/11/17 @ 1827 Ranger Drive; overturned tank truck with environmental hazard

01/12/17 @ 0923 US Route One; car into building

01/14/17 @ 1339 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; station coverage

01/19/17 @ 1023 4 Adams Road; carbon monoxide incident

01/19/17 @ 1704 8 Wheelhouse Way; alarm activation

01/20/17 @ 1318 375 US Route One; alarm activation

01/21/17 @ 1649 2 Mackenzie Lane; smoke investigation

01/22/17 @ 1142 6 Cutts Road, Lot 108; well-being check, forcible entry

01/23/17 @ 0752 6 Cutts Road, Lot 108; well-being check, cancelled

01/24/17 @ 0810 Cutts Island Lane; wires arcing

01/24/17 @ 1545 603 Haley Road; diesel fuel spill

01/25/17 @ 2309 25 State Road; environmental hazard

01/26/17 @ 1208 Fort Foster; water rescue

01/27/17 @ 0652 Whipple Road @ Gate 2; vehicle vs pedestrian accident

01/27/17 @ 0729 25 State Road; environmental hazard

01/29/17 @ 1859 64 Woodlawn Ave; oven fire

01/30/17 @ 1449 43 Boush Street; carbon monoxide incident

31 Calls for January 31 Calls for Calendar Year

 

Kittery Police Logs Feb 1 to Feb 7th 2017

BadgelogKittery Police Department Log 02/01/2017 to 02/07/2017

For Date: 02/01/2017 – Wednesday

Call Number Time Call Reason Action

17-3638 0110 Phone – Assist Other Agency Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: DENNETT RD

17-3677 1324 Phone – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Primary Id: DISPATCHER LINDA L DRISCOLL

Vicinity of: STATE RD

17-3678 1329 Phone – LOST WALLET Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: US ROUTE ONE

17-3687 1737 Walk-In – SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALL Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: FERNALD RD

17-3692 1916 Cellular – HIT & RUN ACCIDENT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol MATTHEW FULMER

Location/Address: MOORE ST

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-24-AC

For Date: 02/02/2017 – Thursday

17-3816 1042 Phone – ALARM RESIDENTIAL False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: HARTLEY FARM LN

17-3828 1507 Walk-In – CIVIL OFFENSES ALL TYPES Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: OLD FARM RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-69-OF

17-3830 1602 Phone – FOUND WALLET Logged Information See L

Location/Address: PEPPERRELL RD

17-3833 1659 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-3845 2028 Phone – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: NEWSON AVE

17-3875 2351 911 – ASSAULT Peace Restored

Location/Address: STATE RD

For Date: 02/03/2017 – Friday

17-3810 0510 Phone – Animal Complaints DOG BARK Logged Information See L

Location/Address: NORTON RD

17-3824 0515 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: NORTON RD

17-3926 0906 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Services Rendered

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-3935 1253 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-3937 1355 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-3941 1511 Phone – Assist Other Agency Logged Information See L

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

17-3942 1538 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-71-OF

17-3953 1757 911 – DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: DENNETT RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-72-OF

17-3963 2047 Cellular – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-3980 2343 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

For Date: 02/04/2017 – Saturday

17-4012 0243 Initiated – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: MANSON AVE

17-4043 0918 Initiated – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Primary Id: Animal Control Officer William HACKETT

Location/Address: WHIPPLE RD

17-4055 1320 Phone – DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: HALEY RD

Refer To Arrest: 17KIT-31-AR

Arrest: EMERY, KRISTOFFER L

Address: 592 HALEY RD KITTERY POINT, ME

Age: 28

Charges: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT DV

17-4058 1546 Phone – THEFT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-75-OF

17-4059 1555 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: LEDGEWOOD DR

17-4071 1826 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-4073 1901 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Vicinity of: COMMERCIAL ST + GOVERNMENT ST

17-4074 1902 911 – BOLO/ERRATIC OPERATION Gone on Arrival

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1 BYPASS BYP

17-4075 1936 Phone – BOLO/DRUNK DRIVER – UNFOUN Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: RUDOLPH AVE

17-4076 1948 Cellular – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: GOVERNMENT ST

17-4077 1954 Other – BOLO/HIT & RUN Logged Information See L

Primary Id: DETECTIVE SECRETARY/DISP JULIE A RUGGERI

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-4079 2005 Cellular – BOLO/ERRATIC OPERATION Taken/Referred to Other

Primary Id: DETECTIVE SECRETARY/DISP JULIE A RUGGERI

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

17-4080 2010 Phone – BARKING DOG Logged Information See L

Location/Address: BRAVE BOAT HARBOR RD

17-4087 2133 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: WHIPPLE RD

For Date: 02/05/2017 – Sunday

17-4153 0916 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Location/Address: NORTON RD

17-4160 1143 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-4163 1415 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

17-4167 1434 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-4170 1451 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Detective Raymond M HAZEN

Location/Address: WILSON RD

17-4182 1748 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1 BYPASS BYP

17-4188 1807 Phone – BARKING DOG Services Rendered

Location/Address: BRAVE BOAT HARBOR RD

17-4190 1914 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol Molly BOSSI

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

For Date: 02/06/2017 – Monday

17-4265 0912 Phone – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

 

Kittery Town Council Packets for February 13th, 2017

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February 13, 2017 Council Chambers

Kittery Town Council

Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Introductory

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Roll Call

5. Agenda Amendment and Adoption

6. Town Manager’s Report

7. Acceptance of Previous Minutes

8. Interviews for the Board of Appeals and Planning Board

(two re-appointments until 3/1/20 – 3 applicants)

  •  Jeffery Brake
  •  Barry Fitzpatrick
  •  Vern Gardner

 

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

(020117-1) The Kittery Town Council moves to receive a CIP presentation from the Town Manager.

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. (020117-2) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing and hereby ordains to amend Title 2 of the Kittery Town Code, Chapters 4 and 5, to add 2.4.1.12 Human Resources Generalist.

b. (020117-3) The Kittery Town Council moves to hold a public hearing and hereby ordains to amend Title 2 of the Kittery Town Code, Chapters 4 and 5, to remove 2.4.7.5 Mechanic and amend 2.4.7.6 Mechanic Assistant/Operator to Mechanic/Operator.

11. 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

12. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

c. (010117-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve an Agreement between the Town of Kittery and the Kittery Port Authority.

d. (010117-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to amend the Personnel Position-Classification Policy to add the Harbormaster job description.

13. NEW BUSINESS

a. Donations/gifts received for Council disposition

(020117-4) The Kittery Town Council moves to accept a donation in the amount of $40 from G. Richard and Alice M. Emery, to be deposited in account #2063001-43600 Kittery Community Center Giving Tree.

b. (020117-5) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the disbursement warrants.

c. (020117-6) The Kittery Town Council moves to amend the Personnel Position-Classification Policy to add 1.12 Human Resources Generalist job description.

d. (020117-7) The Kittery Town Council moves to amend the Personnel Position-Classification Policy to remove job description 7.5 Mechanic and to amend job description 7.6 Mechanic assistant/operator to Mechanic/Operator.

e. (020117-8) The Kittery Town Council moves to authorize the Kittery Little League to hang a banner across Rogers Road in front of the Kittery Community Center February 13th through March 17th 2017, to advertise for their open registration.

f. (020117-9) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a renewal application from BNKittery LLC, 57 State Road, Kittery for a Malt, Vinous and Spirituous Liquor License for The Farm Bar & Grille, 57 State Road.

g (020117-10) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve a renewal application from JKrestaurants LLC, 5 Melanies Court, Kittery for a Malt, Vinous and Spirituous Liquor License for Rudders Public House, 70 Wallingford Square.

h. (020117-11) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Janice Carson to serve on the Registration Appeals Board until 12/31/20 as nominated by the Republican Committee.

i. (020117-12) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint Bryan Bush to the Port Authority to fill the unexpired term of Peter Johnson until 8/31/20.

j. (020117-13) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the Mary Safford Wildes Trust to interview Joyce Tobey for her re-appointment to that board until 12/31/20.

k. (020117-14) The Kittery Town Council moves to appoint a representative to meet with the Chair of the Shellfish Conservation Commission to interview Joseph Carven, Jr. for his re-appointment to that board until 12/31/20.

l. (020117-15) The Kittery Town Council moves to inform Kittery based employers of J-1 Visa Foreign Student Workers, the student’s sponsoring agencies, and, most importantly, the students themselves, that said students are welcome and safe in Kittery. We welcome the diversity, work ethic, and cultural exchange you bring.

m. (020117-16) The Kittery Town Council moves to endorse the concept of public participation process to address issues associated with future Rice Library location.

n. (020117-17) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Program in accordance with Town Charter Section 6.05 and Council Policy, as presented.

o. (020117-18) The Kittery Town Council moves to approve the fiscal year 2018 Capital Improvement Program budget in accordance with Town Charter Section 6.04 (2) and Council Policy, in the amount of $1,509,303.

14. COUNCILOR ISSUES OR COMMENTS

15. COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS

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

16. EXECUTIVE SESSION

17. ADJOURNMENT

Posted: February 9, 2017

Marijuana bars in Kittery?

dope shopKITTERY, Maine — Ready or not, recreational marijuana will be available for purchase in Maine’s southern-most town in the not too distant future.

Now Kittery must plunge ahead and resolve lingering questions such as where retail stores will be able to set up shop, and what effect it will have on already established businesses?

However, before such questions are answered, the town has still yet to fully develop ordinances to regulate medicinal marijuana, which is legal already. How that gets resolved could be an indication as to what Kittery’s retail marijuana infrastructure will eventually look like when shops are eligible to open up next February.

By Alexander LaCasse alacasse@seacoastonline.com

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