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Star Theatre- MODERN FIREFIGHTING AND FIREFIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

STAR THEATRE FREE LECTURE SERIES

MODERN FIREFIGHTING AND FIREFIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

Wed Apr 04 @ 7:00PM09:00PM
STAR Theatre Free Lecture: Modern Firefighting & Firefighting Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kittery Fire Chief David O’Brien will talk about how changes in building construction and lifestyles influenced firefighting techniques. The presentation includes discussion on modern firefighting processes and how improvements in technology have assisted firefighters and demonstrations of cutting edge technology.

Chief O’Brien is a certified Level III Fire Chief who instructs firefighters in building constructions, fire theory. fire attack principles and other firefighting subjects.

THIS EVENT IS FREE and OPEN to the Public. If you can, please pre-register by calling 207-439-3800 or by visiting  www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/star-theatre

 

 

 

 

 

Kittery School Budget is posted on Line. They need feedback

As I spoke about it at the Kittery Town Council meeting on 03/26/2018. The Kittery School budget is posted online. They are looking for feedback.

Currently their budget it is at a 4.3 percentage increase and this translate into an increase of you’re property taxes.

As a Councilor, I always look for feedback as we begin this journey into the budget process. As a grand parent, I want what is best for our children. However, there has to be a limit and fairness. Citizens should be cognizant of both the Municipal and the School budgets. The breakdown of where the percentage of your money goes is located on your tax bill.

We all must watch the bottom line, needless spending, prioritizing projects and providing required necessities most importantly and be especially mindful to the way we treat teachers.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Read the budget and give them your feedback, come to the work shops and attend the School Committee and Council meetings, watch the meetings on Channel 22, Email or Call the School Committee members or Town Councilors because they need to hear from you too, after all we all represent you, the taxpayer.

Visit www.kitteryschools.com.

See the Feedback links below.

CLICK the here for the FY19 BUDGET

CLICK this link or Picture for the FY-19 Budget

 

 

LEAVE FEEDBACK Click Here

 

Let them know your feelings.

 

Portsmouth Herald Article

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180115/kittery-residents-can-comment-on-school-budget

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180206/kittery-attempts-to-soften-school-budget-increase

Huffington Post Article

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/teach-plus/hey-dad-heres-why-we-shou_b_3184945.html

FY19 Budget Schedule Kittery School District

March 20 School Committee Votes on Budget (regular School Committee Meeting)

March 31 School Budget Due to the Town Manager

April 3 School Committee Votes on budget ordinances (regular School Committee Meeting)

April 9 School Budget Presented to Town Council (takes preliminary vote)

May 7 Town Council Votes to adopt school budget as it will appear on the 6/12 ballot.

June 12 Town of Kittery School Budget Referendum Vote ~Supt. of Schools will also visit PTA meeting in January to glean budget input. ~Adult & Community Education

 

 

Amazing Intimate Essential (Adult Bookstore) to appear before Kittery council

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180116/amazing-intimate-essential-to-appear-before-kittery-council

KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council could decide to levy a fine, suspend or revoke Amazing Intimate Essential’s viewing booth license in a disciplinary hearing Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

Police Chief James Soucy on Nov. 9 was completing a viewing booth compliance check for the second time in as many days and discovered two men “engaging in indecent conduct together” in the same booth. They were issued citations for indecent conduct. Soucy said there was also a man zipping up his pants and running out of a separate booth when police visited the store Nov. 9.

To read the rest of the story, click the link above to visit the Portsmouth Herald.

Here is the last years article.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171208/kittery-town-council-to-host-meeting-on-amazing-intimate-essentials

Kittery Police Department Log 12/06/2017 to 12/12/2017

Kittery Police Department Log 12/06/2017 to 12/12/2017

For Date: 12/06/2017 – Wednesday

Call Number Time Call Reason Action

17-38014 0220 Phone – ALARM RESIDENTIAL False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: FOLCUTT RD

17-38045 0529 Phone – MVA/FIRE DEPT REQ’D Services Rendered

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-38048 0658 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: ADAMS RD

17-38052 0916 Phone – Animal Complaints All Services Rendered

Location/Address: LANGTON ST

17-38057 1057 Phone – ANIMAL NEGLECT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: MANSON AVE EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-928-OF

17-38058 1203 Walk-In – SCAM INFO Services Rendered

Location/Address: COTTLE LN

17-38064 1400 Phone – JUVENILE OFFENSES Services Rendered

Location/Address: COLE ST

17-38070 1434 Phone – LOST MONEY Logged Information See L

Location: MALL AREA

17-38075 1809 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

17-38078 1937 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: STATE RD

17-38081 2023 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol William WALSH

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

For Date: 12/07/2017 – Thursday

17-38142 1221 Phone – Animal Complaints All Logged Information See L

Location/Address: MARTIN RD

17-38145 1234 Phone – THEFT Services Rendered

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-38148 1435 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-38160 1759 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

For Date: 12/08/2017 – Friday

17-38234 0610 Walk-In – Animal Complaints All Taken to Creature Comfor

Location/Address: DENNETT RD

17-38238 0742 Phone – Animal Complaints All Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Animal Control Officer William HACKETT

Location/Address: STATE RD

Refer To Summons: 17KIT-377-AR

Summons: SEARS, JESSE K

Address: 19 MARTIN RD KITTERY, ME

Age: 38

Charges: Dog running at large prohibited

17-38241 0822 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Services Rendered

Location/Address: DUNLEA AVE

17-38244 0915 Phone – Animal Complaints All Gone on Arrival

Vicinity of: WHIPPLE RD

17-38254 1256 Phone – THEFT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ZACHARY B HARMON

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-932-OF

17-38272 1852 Phone – Lost LICENSE Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

For Date: 12/09/2017 – Saturday

17-38354 0924 911 – THEFT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-933-OF

17-38373 1237 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: STATE RD + STERLING RD

Vehicle: BLK 2014 TOYT TUNDRA Reg: PC ME 5864UC VIN: 5TFUM5F19EX056391

Towed: For: Accident By: Jacks Towing To: Jacks Towing from York Maine

Operator: ROY, BRANDON M @ 430 SAM ALLEN RD – SANFORD, ME 04073

Owner: ROY, BRANDON M @ 430 SAM ALLEN RD – SANFORD, ME 04073

Vehicle: RED 2004 FORD F250 Reg: CO ME TENT11 VIN: 1FTNX21L84EB15508

Operator: MARSHALL, RICHARD C @ 27 WATER ST – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: MARSHALL RENTAL CENTER INC @ 56 STATE RD – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-300-AC

17-38374 1239 Phone – FENDER BENDER Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Vehicle: BLU 2012 MNNI 2D COOPER Reg: PC ME 6571US VIN: WMWSU3C50CT369396

Operator: MCGURTY, CAITLIN M @ 8 PETTIGREW RD Apt. #A – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: MCGURTY, CAITLIN M @ 8 PETTIGREW RD Apt. #A – KITTERY, ME 03904

Vehicle: BLK 2011 JEEP UT PATRIO Reg: PC ME 857MA VIN: 1J4NF1GB6BD100532

Operator: MEYERS, MARGARET E @ 1 MELANIES CT – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: MEYERS, JAY C @ 1 MELANIES CT – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-301-AC

17-38382 1540 Phone – THEFT Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-934-OF

17-38386 1736 Initiated – Vehicle off Road Services Rendered

Location/Address: ROGERS RD

17-38388 1813 Phone – FIRE, ALL OTHER TYPES OF C Services Rendered

Primary Id: Sergeant JOHN J BROSNIHAN

Location/Address: KEEN AVE

17-38389 1822 Initiated – Vehicle off Road Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: HALEY RD

17-38390 1829 Initiated – Vehicle off Road Services Rendered

Location/Address: HALEY RD

17-38392 1855 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Sergeant Christopher D DAGGETT

Vicinity of: GOVERNMENT ST + WALKER ST

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-302-AC

17-38393 1858 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Peace Restored

Location/Address: US ROUTE 1 BYPASS BYP

17-38395 1953 Initiated – Vehicle off Road Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

Vehicle: BLU 2002 VOLK 4D JETTA Reg: PC ME 9522VA VIN: 3VWSK69M42M182858

Operator: HOLT, SKYE A @ 21 NORTON RD – KITTERY, ME 03904

Owner: HOLT, SKYE A @ 21 NORTON RD – KITTERY, ME 03904

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-303-AC

17-38398 2035 911 – DISTURBANCE/DISORDERLY Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol Christopher KONDOS

Location/Address: PHELPS ST

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-935-OF

17-38401 2159 Phone – Vehicle off Road Services Rendered

Location/Address: WILSON RD

17-38406 2322 Initiated – Vehicle off Road Logged Information See L

Primary Id: Patrol TRISTAN G VALENTI

Location/Address: WILSON RD

For Date: 12/10/2017 – Sunday

17-38449 0648 Phone – Vehicle off Road Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: HALEY RD

17-38452 0915 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: WALLINGFORD SQ

17-38465 1208 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: WENTWORTH ST

Vehicle: BRO 2017 NISS 4D ALTIMA Reg: PC NH 4256455 VIN: 1N4AL3APXHC142364

Operator: DAVINI, GREGORY S @ 1142 ROUTE Apt. #12A – PLAINFIELD, NH 03781

Owner: DAVINI, GREGORY S @ 1142 ROUTE Apt. #12A – PLAINFIELD, NH 03781

Refer To Accident: 17KIT-304-AC

17-38466 1210 Walk-In – Lost and Found Articles/ Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: STATE RD + ROGERS RD EXT

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-936-OF

17-38475 1448 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

17-38479 1609 Phone – SHOPLIFTING Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-937-OF

17-38488 1759 Phone – LOST DOG/FOUND BY OWNER Logged Information See L

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

17-38493 1952 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Arrest Made (ON VIEW)

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: OLD POST RD + STATE RD

Refer To Summons: 17KIT-379-AR

Summons: FLANAGAN, WILLIAM

Address: 276 PLEASANT ST Apt. #B ELIOT, ME

Age: 25

Charges: OPERATE VEHICLE WITHOUT LICENSE

For Date: 12/11/2017 – Monday

17-38563 0940 Initiated – Community Policing Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: SHAPLEIGH RD

17-38564 1028 Walk-In – LOOSE DOGS Logged Information See L

Location/Address: HARTLEY FARM LN

17-38567 1213 Phone – ODOR INVESTIGATION Services Rendered

Location/Address: SHEPARDS COVE RD

17-38568 1323 Walk-In – FOUND CELLPHONE Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol BRIAN L CUMMER

Location/Address: POCAHONTAS RD

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-939-OF

17-38573 1424 Initiated – Criminal Mischief Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: K9 OFFICER JAY D DURGIN

Location/Address: WILLIAMS AVE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-940-OF

17-38574 1427 Phone – Assist Other Agency Services Rendered

Location/Address: GRAY LODGE RD

17-38577 1430 Walk-In – FOUND WALLETS Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol ROBERT H BYRNES

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-941-OF

17-38576 1442 Walk-In – ID FRAUD Logged Information See L

Location/Address: PINKHAMS LN

17-38582 1614 Phone – THREATNING CALL Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol RYAN M SANFORD

Location/Address: US ROUTE ONE

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-942-OF

17-38596 1954 Phone – ASSIST W/PEDESTRIAN CHECK Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

17-38604 2200 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Investigated Report Made

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: HARTLEY FARM LN

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-943-OF

17-38609 2250 Phone – ATL / BOLO Type Info Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROGERS RD EXT

For Date: 12/12/2017 – Tuesday

17-38649 0302 911 – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: HARTLEY FARM LN

Refer To Incident: 17KIT-943-OF

17-38671 0915 Phone – Assist Other Agency Logged Information See L

Location/Address: PHILBRICK AVE

17-38674 1107 Phone – Vehicle off Road Services Rendered

Location/Address: PICOTT RD

17-38675 1121 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol MARTIN HARMON

17-38678 1450 Phone – SUSPICIOUS EMAIL Logged Information See L

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

17-38682 1608 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: I-95 FRWY

17-38683 1610 Phone – Vehicle off Road Logged Information See L

Vicinity of: DENNETT RD

17-38696 1741 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: PEPPERRELL RD

17-38703 1936 Phone – ALARM NON RESIDENCE TYPES False Alarm UNFOU,ACCIDE

Location/Address: ROUTE 236

17-38705 2054 Phone – SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Services Rendered

Location/Address: LEWIS RD

17-38717 2210 Phone – ATL / BOLO Type Info Gone on Arrival

Location/Address: WALLINGFORD SQ

17-38733 2329 Initiated – MOTOR VEHICLE STOP Services Rendered

Primary Id: Patrol GREGORY J CALDWELL

Location/Address: STATE RD

 

Fundraiser to help family of late Portsmouth river pilot

Through Go Fund Me, Johnson’s friends and family set a $100,000 fundraising goal to help his survivors “manage any unforeseen expenses” and establish a college fund for his three children.

“Everyone who knew PJ Johnson knew he was a man who would help anyone in need,” according to the account. “Whether it was a mariner on the water, a fellow firefighter, or aiding an injured skier at his beloved Cannon Mountain. His legacy is that of a man who lived to serve.”

The Go Fund Me account can be found at gofundme.com/k8ds3-johnson-family-support-fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Elizabeth Dinan
edinan@seacoastonline.com

Kittery’s Rice Library to explore becoming a town department

KITTERY, Maine — Rice Public Library took another step toward becoming a full-fledged town department on Tuesday night.

In a unanimous vote, the library’s board of directors decided to endorse the merger and join a negotiation committee with the town.

If and when the library board, which next meets Jan. 16, decides to make the transition, it will be subject to approval by the Town Council.

Some of the issues facing the library include the high cost of heating and cooling, lack of current library technology and a library split into two different buildings not on the same property, among others.

“I’m excited that we’re moving forward,” said board president Rachel J. Dennis. “We certainly have a long road to go, but it starts with a couple of steps, and so we’re on our way.”

By John Doyle / news@seacoastonline.com

To read the rest of the article, click here to visit the Portsmouth Herald.

Pieces of lost train salvaged from Piscataqua River

PORTSMOUTH — Even after lying deep beneath the surface of the Piscataqua River for nearly 80 years, the rusted and decaying axles of a long lost iron horse, still give off a smell of industrial oil.

On the evening of Sept. 10, 1939, Boston and Maine passenger train No. 2024 left North Berwick en route to Boston with only 12 passengers and a crew of five. The train would never arrive.

According to author William Brooke writing in Volume 18 edition 1 of the “B & M Bulletin,” the train was crossing over a 100-year-old wooden trestle known as the “Portsmouth Bridge” and was 40 feet above the river. Brooke said barges used for the ongoing construction of the original Sarah Mildred Long Bridge were anchored to the bridge, which had already been weakened following a collision with a freighter in 1937.

 

to read the full story and view the pictures, visit the Portsmouth Herald here.

Kittery discusses Foreside plan

KITTERY, Maine – The Town Council received the draft Foreside land use, parking and transportation study from the consultants who compiled the report during a workshop on Monday night.

The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Kittery Area Comprehensive Transportation System (KACTS), through the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, contracted consultants Tom Errico, senior associate and traffic engineering director with T.Y. Lin International, and Mitchell Rasor, landscape architect with MRLD LLC. They spent the majority of 2017 compiling data and soliciting information from the town’s Foreside Working Group in order to come back with suggestions on how the town can set itself on the best possible course to shape future development in the Foreside and improve the area’s traffic flow and parking while also improving accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians.

“We’re here tonight to give the council a view of the what the draft recommendations are coming out of the Foreside land use, parking and transportation study,” said Town Manager Kendra Amaral. “It is really helping us focus on transportation and build out ideas for the Foreside area, all the way up Gourmet Alley (on Route 1).”

By Alex LaCasse

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