A Westbrook man who served briefly as a police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually molesting a young girl.Steven Goozey was also sentenced on Monday to six years of probation upon release and ordered to register as a sex offender.The 39-year-old Goozey pleaded guilty to 10 counts of unlawful sexual contact in October.
A new scholarship program for older, non-traditional college students has been established in Androscoggin County.The $30,000 Musgrave Fund Scholarship will help students who may be juggling families and full-time jobs along with their studies.Over the next three years, the Musgrave scholarships will give five students $1,000 per semester.Joan Macri, who helps oversee the scholarship, said that it’s very difficult for older students to find scholarships, which are typically geared toward high school seniors.The hope is the scholarships will help students avoid taking out more loans.To qualify, adults must live in Androscoggin County, have lived in Maine for five or more years.(The Associated Press)
Former Maine congressman Tom Allen will be keynote speaker at a conference in South Portland on a program aimed at connecting promising students with opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The Reach Center conference will be held Tuesday at Southern Maine Community College.
Husson University has launched a new program to foster student internships with corporations and nonprofits.The Bangor university’s College of Business said Monday the Internship Investment Bank will encourage work experience opportunities for students while providing educational benefits to employers.For each new paid student intern placed in a corporation or non-profit organization, the employer will receive a $500 credit deposited into an account in the employer’s name.
The director of the DHHS division of licensing and regulation has resigned.Catherine Cobb will step down on December 2nd.Cobb was in charge of the state division that was responsible for overseeing Maine’s medical marijuana program.Cobb was placed on paid administrative leave back in October as part of a review of the licensing and regulation division.At least 8 DHHS officials have left or been fired since Governor LePage took office in January.
Two people are behind bars, accused of robbing a Rite Aid in Caribou on Sunday.Police say 30 year old Shayne Ellis of Limestone and 24 year old Amy Geroux of Bangor, made off with thousands of dollars worth of prescription painkillers, liquor, and jewelery.Authorities say the pair filled a cart with merchandise, then Ellis told the pharmacist he was armed and demanded Oxycotin.
Folks in the Hampden community are holding spaghetti dinner Tuesday night.It benefits a local father who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.Joel Linn has two girls that attend Reeds Brook Middle School.His dream is to take his wife and children on a Disney cruise before December is over.The benefit spaghetti supper starts at 6:00 p.m.
A city council race in Hampden came to an end Monday with a recount.Town officials spent the afternoon overseeing the process.As Caroline Connolly shows us, not much has changed.Election day was nearly three weeks ago, but in Hampden the votes have only just been added up.”The difference in the final analysis by Mr.
Holiday wreaths are commonly seen decorating the graves at Maine’s Veterans Cemeteries.But some folks found it difficult to pay their respects to their loved ones at a veterans cemetery in Augusta over the holiday weekend.About 5 times a year Robert Grant and his mother make the 75 mile trip from Bangor to the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Civic center Drive in Augusta to pay their respects to Robert’s father, Vietnam veteran Emery Grant.
The news of Bernie Fine being firing from Syracuse University’s Basketball Coaching staff amid allegations of sexual abuse on three young boys, comes less than a month after allegations that former Penn State Assistant Football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused at least eight boys over a 15 year period.Locally, Maine State Police continue to remain tight-lipped about sexual molestation allegations involving Reverend Bob Carlson, only saying the case remains open.Joy Hollowell spoke with two advocates for victims of sexual abuse.
If Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, then Cyber Monday is its internet counterpart.E-tailers are offering big discounts and free shipping.Cyber Monday started in 2006.Ron Nykiel is the Dean of the College of Business at Husson University.He says three times as many people are shopping online as they did just six years ago.He says the big deals mean big business and jobs.”When you increase retail sales you actually increase jobs even though it’s online people still have to deliver it, package it,” he said.Even if consumers lose the face to face interaction, employees say the online experience is committed to putting the customer first.”It’s a big part of our retail business we want to make sure we connect to each and every customer both internal and external,” says Darrin Porter, the General Manager at Best Buy in Bangor.The main attraction to Cyber Monday for shoppers is convenience.Nykiel says more than half of Monday’s consumers are on-line shopping while at work.
The auxilary gift shop at Eastern Maine Medical Center has been delivering love and care to patients for fifty years.They’re celebrating this milestone with a special sale all week long.Most of the items at the gift shop will be marked down by 10 percent.The shop offers gifts for all occasions.Proceeds from the gift shop are used to support the auxiliary.”EMMC’s mission is primarily around providing terrific outpatient care not just to patients but also to families and the patients who are admitted here so everything the hospital is involved, the auxiliary wants to support,” says President Ginger Ward-Green.Ward-Green also says this is the perfect time to give thanks to the people who have helped the organization for the past fifty years.
The man accused of armed robbery at a Millinocket pharmacy in August was back in Federal Court Monday afternoon (November 28, 2011).Nicholas Skoby pleaded not guilty to both charges against him.Police said the 29 year old from Rockport walked into the Rite Aid on Central Street, showed a handgun and gave an employee a note asking for prescription drugs.Skoby remains in State custody for the time being on 50 thousand dollars bail.Skoby was placed on the January Fourth trial list but his lawyer is expected to file a motion to move that trial to February.
A woman from Searsport who pleaded guilty for her involvement in illegal interstate drug sales will spend the next two years in federal prison for her role in it.35 year old Shannon Clark was sentenced in US District Court to 24 months behind bars followed by three years of supervised release.She was arrested last year as part of a police sting that revealed prescription pain killers were being mailed from Florida to her post office box in Searsport.