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  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011 VOL. 3 NO. 136 PORTLAND, ME PORTLANDS DAILY NEWSPAPER 699-5801 FREE

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    Three years ago, the city used funds from a Maine Forest Service grant to study forest conditions in Pine Grove Park, in North Deering.

    Data from that exercise showed that old-growth pine trees were preventing sunlight from reach-ing the ground, preventing new growth, said city arborist Jeff Tar-ling. Eventually, that information was used to create a new forest management plan for the 6.5-acre park that includes removal of some older trees.

    We looked at that (data) and said, We need to do some thinning, Tarling recalled, or run the risk that many of the trees would fall over on their own.

    This week, the city received another sustainable for-estry grant through the states Project Canopy program for $2,400 (with another in $2,400 local match). This time around, the city plans to survey about 200 acres of city-owned forest land along the Presumpscot River.

    City launches anti-graf ti websiteThe Portland Police Department launched a

    new website for residents to report graffi ti.Portland's neighborhood prosecutor, Trish

    McAllister, says the website gives people an easy way to notify city offi cials of vandalism against public or private property. It's also a resource for ideas on how to prevent graffi ti or remove a tag after the fact.

    "This has been part of the enormous anti-graf-fi ti campaign," said McAllister, adding that the site went live Wednesday.

    "Reporting has been part of the problem," she

    said. "Everybody sees the graffi ti sprouting up but they don't know what to do about it."

    The site asks residents to identify the location of the graffi ti and give a description of it. Per-sonal information is optional.

    McAllister says offi cials will then be able to direct notices to the proper departments for cleanup, and police can keep a database on the

    RIGHT: In this le photo, David Ginsberg with LearningWorks preps a wall on Park Street for graf ti removal with the help of Youth Building Alternative students Mike Kimball (left) and Josh Link. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

    Forests along Presumpscot River focus of city analysis

    A groundhog wanders out of the weeds at Gilsland Farm, Maine Audubons sanctuary in Falmouth, Thursday afternoon. Also known as a marmot or woodchuck, the groundhog eats mainly wild grasses and other vegetation. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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  • Page 2 THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Friday, August 12, 2011

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    Last week in Lexington, Ky., where the police arrested two men for felony theft, the air-conditioners were not at a church, but a-t Mary Todd Elementary School.

    In recent days and weeks, copper thieves have dam-aged or stolen heavy-duty air-conditioning units at the nonpro t Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers, Fla.; the main post of ce in the Chicago suburb of Riverside, Ill.; Morningside Elementary School in Mobile, Ala.; and Shackelford Funeral Home in Adamsville, Tenn., forcing the relocation of one cancer victims funeral.While thefts of copper,

    platinum and other metals have long been a problem in many cities and towns, the focus on air-conditioning units during the record-breaking heat that has gripped much of the country this summer has turned what can seem a minor crime in mild temperatures into a major disruption.

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    LONDON (NY Times) Seeking to rees-tablish his authority after Englands worst rioting in decades, Prime Minister David Cameron told an emergency session of Parliament on Thursday that the authori-ties would consider curfews, constraining smartphones and social networking sites, and fi lling some police functions with sol-diers to keep more offi cers on the street.

    He also said that he would consult a former New York City police commissioner, William J. Bratton, who presided over a

    record drop in crime there in the 1990s, on ways to counter criminal gangs.

    Mr. Cameron said the police were autho-rized to use plastic-coated bullets against rioters and that plans were in place to deploy water cannons when appropriate. Nothing should be off the table, he said. Every contingency is being looked at.

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