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Scarborough Downs’ President. Sharon Terry, receives Distinguished Service Award

Scarborough Downs’ President. Sharon Terry, receives Distinguished Service Award

Scarborough, Maine (January 31, 2011): Scarborough Downs President and owner, Sharon Terry, was the recipient of the 2010 Sheridan Smith Distinguished Service Award at the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet at The Calumet Club in Augusta on January 22, 2011.

The award, which has been presented every year since 1971 by the MHHA, honors an individual or individuals who display exemplary service and dedication to the harness racing industry. 

“It was an easy choice,” said Dr. Tim Powers, President of the MHHA.  “[Director] Mike Graffam nominated Sharon, and the rest of the Board unanimously agreed.”

Smith presented Mrs. Terry with the award, saying, “Scarborough Downs has been such an asset to the harness racing industry. Mrs. Terry has kept racing going, worked hard to secure our future with Biddeford…..Everything she does, she does for us [the horsemen].”  Mrs.

Scarborough Downs’ President. Sharon Terry, receives Distinguished Service Award

Scarborough Downs’ President. Sharon Terry, receives Distinguished Service Award

Scarborough, Maine (January 31, 2011): Scarborough Downs President and owner, Sharon Terry, was the recipient of the 2010 Sheridan Smith Distinguished Service Award at the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet at The Calumet Club in Augusta on January 22, 2011.

The award, which has been presented every year since 1971 by the MHHA, honors an individual or individuals who display exemplary service and dedication to the harness racing industry. 

“It was an easy choice,” said Dr. Tim Powers, President of the MHHA.  “[Director] Mike Graffam nominated Sharon, and the rest of the Board unanimously agreed.”

Smith presented Mrs. Terry with the award, saying, “Scarborough Downs has been such an asset to the harness racing industry. Mrs. Terry has kept racing going, worked hard to secure our future with Biddeford…..Everything she does, she does for us [the horsemen].”  Mrs.

Cole Haan will be relocating from Yarmouth to Scarborough in the summer of 2011

Cole Haan will be relocating from Yarmouth to Scarborough in the summer of 2011

They have leased 38,000± SF of office space at 6 Ashley Drive in the Roundwood
Business Park. Drew Sigfridson, SIOR of CBRE | The Boulos Company brokered
this transaction between the Landlord, Ashley Drive Development, LLC , and the
Tenant, Cole Haan.
6 Ashley Drive is a 54,000 SF, three-story office building. Cole Haan will occupy
the second and third floors. The entire first floor consisting of approximately
15,000± SF remains available for lease.
Please contact Drew Sigfridson of CBRE|The Boulos Company at dsigfridson@
boulos.com with any additional questions or comments.

Yorkie Oil customers complain of delayed delivery

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Less than a week after Thibeault Oil announced it was closing its doors, some customers of another Maine oil company say they aren't receiving their deliveries either. The owner of Yorkie Oil says, though, he is not going out of business.

The Yorkie Oil customers who spoke to NEWS CENTER said the problems started last week. They called for oil deliveries and were either told they had to wait a week, or they were told the delivery would be there, and it never came.

Crews keep Casco Bay Bridge operational for marine and vehicle traffic

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While the Casco Bay Bridge linking Portland and South Portland is only about 14 years old, it takes a dedicated and knowledgable crew of workers to keep it running.

"You look at it, and most of the drawbridges we have in the state of Maine and all over the country, there's a lot of older structures built in the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's," explained Bill Johnson, the bridge maintenance supervisor for all the moveable bridges in southern Maine.  "This one, just built in 1997, has all the amenities of the newer day and age equipment."

That is not to say the bridge, which at the time it opened was the longest draw bridge in North America,  has not had operational problems since the beginning.

Lone Wolf Documentary's "Star Clock B.C."

LONE WOLF DOCUMENTARY'S STAR CLOCK B.C. 

Producer Rocky Collins previewed a new film from Lone Wolf Documentary Group:  STAR CLOCK B.C.: In 1900, a group of Greek sponge divers happened upon a two thousand year old ship wreck at the bottom of the Aegean Sea that would re-write history.

Portland man urges community to "Adopt-A-Stop"

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Portland has started a volunteer effort to get Metro bus stops cleared of snow and debris.

Robert Wagner says he's seen disabled people and others trying to get to the bus after a snow storm with no place to stand, and he feels like there's a real safety hazard.

So he's recruiting people for the Adopt-A-Stop program. Volunteers make a one-year commitment to shovel out one particular stop any time there's a significant snowfall. The city of Portland will provide you with a shovel. South Portland also gives volunteers a 10-ride ticket on the bus for each storm. And you can get a plaque at the bus stop with your name on it.