(Trenton) – Planners reviewed a proposed housing development in Trenton last night. The Ellsworth American reports the 40-unit project would sit on the east side of Route 3 across from Acadia Fun Park. Southwest Harbor contractor Tim Gott plans to build 7-buildings with the 40-rental homes inside. The new housing units are expected to help ease the tight housing market thanks to the Jackson Lab’s development of the former Lowe’s building in Ellsworth.
Palmyra Home Invasion
(Palmyra) – Police have arrested two men and identified other suspects in a home invasion robbery in Palmyra. WABI-TV reports 47-year old Sean Ludden of Clinton and 30-year old Matthew Almeida of Pittsfield allegedly broke into a home, assaulted the person living there, and stole money and prescription drugs. It happened in January, and more arrests are expected.
(Augusta) – A former Washington County prosecutor could become the district attorney for Waldo, Knox and two other Counties. Republicans submitted Paul Cavanaugh’s name to Governor Paul LePage as one of two choices to succeed Jeff Rushlau who is likely to win confirmation as a judge. The other name submitted is current deputy district attorney Jonathan Lieberman who serves in the same counties. Cavanaugh works in Kennebec County and ran unsuccessfully for the Hancock/Washington County DA’s post in the last election.
(Ellsworth) A domestic violence program that serves Hancock & Washington Counties is drawing attention with an eye-catching vehicle being driven all over Downeast Maine. Next Step spokeswoman Kelly Brown says the car is a loaner from Darling’s Auto Mall stickered with the Next Step logo to promote their Shine A Light Program. Brown says they will light trees in October at the gazebo in Calais and at Knowlton Park in Ellsworth. Brown says they hope to light additional trees in Eastport and in Deer Isle-Stonington. To get involved visit: Next Step D V Project dot Org.
(Ellsworth) – Maine’s Supreme Court will decide whether it wants to hear an appeal from a former Tremont teacher convicted of sex crimes for his involvement with a student 18-years ago. Benjamin Hodgdon appealed his case to the high court. The former teacher and coach remains free on bail pending the appeal. He said there was not enough evidence to show whether he had an unlawful relationship with a 13-year old cross country runner in 1999.
(Portland) The man accused of killing his 4-month-old son nearly 38 years ago pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance Wednesday. Grand jurors indicted 62-year-old Burton “Ben” Hagar” on murder charges last week. In May 1979 Hagar’s son was found unresponsive in the family’s Brunswick apartment and later died at the hospital. It was initially investigated as a Sudden Infant Death case, but detectives with the Homicide Unit say they have reason to believe Hagar was responsible.
Euthanize Order Appeal
(Waterville) – Maine’s most famous dog remains alive for now, awaiting a supreme court decision at an animal shelter in Waterville. Dakota, a husky, is on death row for killing a neighbor’s pug. The dog’s owners adopted Dakota, unaware of the history. A judge earlier this week upheld the order to euthanize Dakota, despite a pardon from Governor Paul LePage a few weeks ago. The new owner’s have appealed the decision to the state supreme court.
(Lincolnville) A rock band drummer who was inspired by US Senator Bernie Sanders will run for a seat on the Lincolnville board of selectmen. Jonathan Fishman from Phish has submitted papers to become a candidate. Fishman and his family live in the coastal town of about 2,000 residents and they own the Lincolnville General Store which is slated to open later this spring after renovations are complete. The Bangor Daily News reports so far 2 others are vying for seats opening up on the 5-member board; incumbent Arthur Durity and Sanford Delano. Lincolnville residents will vote June 13th on who will serve for the next 3 years.
- Boston Bruins 2 Ottawa Senators 1 (Bruins lead playoff series 1-0)
- Boston Celtics 112 Milwaukee Bucks 94. (Celtics clinch top spot in Eastern Conference, face Chicago Bulls in round one of the playoffs)
- Baltimore Orioles 12 Boston Red Sox 5 (Orioles hit 5 homers in the 1st 3 innings, Steven Wright took the loss. Sox face Pittsburgh this afternoon in a makeup game, Eduardo Rodrigues starts for Boston)