Class of 1976 Summer 2020 Class Notes

David Theoharides

Hello ’76ers,

I am writing this column in mid-March and like many of you I am homebound waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m also trying to get used to being called “elderly!” When did that happen?

Classmates in the news include News Center Maine’s Bill Green, who retired after 47 years with the station. Bill started in the business at the age of 18 while he was a student at the University of Maine. He made his debut as a sportscaster at WLBZ in Bangor in 1975. After spending six years in Bangor, Bill moved to Portland and began anchoring weekend sports in 1981. In 1993, Bill became a full-time reporter. In 2001, he established his weekly TV magazine program known as Bill Green’s Maine. Bill and his wife, Pam, live in Cumberland.

Earl Brechlin and his fellow park advocates at Friends of Acadia are working to help keep Acadia National Park healthy for future generations. His group is helping increase visitor awareness of the impacts they have on the park and how they can help preserve and protect Acadia for years to come.

Paula Fowler ’79G wrote:
“It’s that season of life for many of us — retirement! I hit that milestone at the end of 2019 and am enjoying a slower pace. I have the great fortune to spend this time with my parents and to be here for them as they age. They celebrated 69 years of marriage in March. I’m also excited for the arrival of my first grandchild — a boy — in June! So my time will be spent between North and South Carolina. Exciting times!

“I’ve been fortunate to have a 24-year career with three chambers of commerce in two states, finishing my last two work years with The Salvation Army.
“Maybe I will make a class reunion one of these years!”

Richard Romanow, a social studies teacher at South Portland High School was noted in the Portland Press Herald for developing and sharing a guide with teachers in his district about the terrorist attack of 9/11/2001. Many of the new teachers in his district were born after the attacks.

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