Soldier With Ties to Maine Dies 

A soldier with ties to Maine has been killed in Afghanistan.20 year old Specialist Andrew Hutchins was killed Tuesday will serving as a Military Policeman serving with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.Specialist Hutchins’ hometown on record is New Portland. Hutchins was a graduate of Carrabec High School in North Anson.A military official says Hutchins and his wife were expecting their first child.Governor Baldacci says Specialist Hutchins’ mother lives in Waltham and his father lives in Leeds. Hutchins’ father told the governor that his son had been wounded earlier but wanted to return to Afghanistan to be with his fellow soldiers.Specialist Hutchins is the second soldier to die in Afghanistan this month with ties to Maine.A memorial service is planned for Lieutenant James Zimmerman on Veterans Day in Houlton.