Students at the Dedham School are bringing Christmas to children they don’t even know.One by one students dropped off piles and piles of pajamas as they paraded throughout the gynasium during a Christmas assembly.The pajamas will be taken to Spruce Run, a domestic violence shelter.This year, they collected 135 pajamas.Amanda Cost, the Program Director for Spruce Run says the donation opens up the conversation on a sensitive subject in hopes of preventing it from happening in the future.”There are really very age appropriate ways to talk to kids about domestic violence and I think this school is starting that by looking at character and talking about the choices we make and how we treat each other,” she said.Last year, the school donated 1-hundred fourteen pajamas.
A home invasion in Dover-Foxcroft ended with the suspect being transported to a local hospital.Police say the 42-year old intruder, who has not been charged yet, kicked in the door to a home on Paine Road at 4 yesterday morning.He reportedly demanded money and said he would kill the homeowner.Police say the homeowner distracted the man long enough to tackle him, and held the suspect until police arrived.The suspect was acting delusional, according to police, and was taken to a hospital.
A Thomaston woman has been sent to prison for eight years for her role in a home break-in that sent a woman to the hospital.29-year old Jessica Gagnon pleaded no contest to robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.The crimes took place in August in a home in Warren.Prosecutors say Gagnon broke into the home with two other people and assaulted five people in that home.One woman suffered a fractured skull when hit with a hammer.21-year old Leroy Parker of Union was sentenced to eight years in November for his role.His sister, 26-year old Bridget Parker of Tenants Harbor awaits trial.
The town of Camden has voted to ban the sale or use of consumer fireworks.Last night, Camden citizens voted to support the measure at a town hall meeting.Town Manager Pat Finnigan tells us of the thirty people at the meeting, all but one person voted for the ban.It takes effect January 1st.
The Pelletier Loggers Family Restaurant in Millinocket is on the market.Rudy Pelletier, one of the owners, has confirmed to TV 5 that the resaurant on Penobscot Avenue is being sold.He says they are not shutting down, they’re simply too busy to manage it and are looking for someone who is ready and willing.We logged onto Better Homes and Gardens’ real estate website tcreal.com which has the property listed at 1.6 million dollars.The Pelletier family gained fame for their role on the Discovery Channel TV show, American Loggers.The restaurant opened last year.
Eighty American flags will fly over the streets of Wilton, East Wilton and East Dixfield next year thanks to a service project that has drawn unexpected support from the community.It started as a community service project for members of the Wilton Day Extension Homemakers, who at first planned just a few flags in downtown Wilton.But donations started pouring in and the organization raised about $2,000, enough money to raise 80 flags in the three communities that will fly from May to November.Extension member Hazel Flagg tells the Sun Journal she was “flabbergasted” by the response.Some people have given donations to purchase a flag to honor an individual or veteran in their lives.Donations are still being accepted.(The Associated Press)