A New Gloucester woman who was shot Monday night outside her home on Bennett Road has died at a Portland hospital.27 year old Renee Sandora of New Gloucester, and 28 year old Trevor Mills of New Bedford, Mass., were shot Monday evening outside a mobile home.
Maine’s delegation is weighing in on President Obama’s speech on the debt ceiling crisis, in which he called for achieving lower deficits though spending cuts and new tax revenues.Republican Senator Olympia Snowe says we should spend less time on speeches and more time producing results.Fellow Republican Senator Susan Collins says Obama hasn’t developed his own detailed plan, but she’s hopeful that the president and Congress can agree on a responsible solution that includes real spending limits.From the Democratic representatives, Mike Michaud says time for seeking political advantage is over and it’s critical to find common ground.
Applications for refunds of up to 16-hundred dollars will become available August 1st for property taxes or rent paid in 2010.Nearly 200,000 households in Maine may qualify for the so-called “circuit breaker” program.Applications are available online at www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/tnr/tnr.htm
A Massachusetts man is in custody in connection with a double shooting in New Gloucester Monday night.State police say a man and woman were shot outside a home on Bennett Road.It happened around 6:30 in the evening.The two victims were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.Four young children were at the home at the time of the shooting.They are now staying with a neighbor.Police said 29-year-old Joel Hayden of New Bedford, Mass., was taken into custody following a chase that ended 50 miles away.No word yet what led up to the shooting.
Affordable child care was discussed in Bangor Monday.Members of various organizations invested in Maine’s child care system got a chance to speak out as to what the State is proposing to do about child care issues.Maine is required to develop an agenda detailing how it plans to spend State and Federal funds for child care.If you missed out on Monday’s meeting, there will be a second opportunity to voice your opinion on the matter in Portland, Tuesday night at 7 PM at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Attorneys for a Veazie man shot by police have posted video of the shooting online.They claim Portland police had no reason to shoot 30-year-old Jonathan Mitchell.A website created by Mitchell’s lawyers and relatives includes video taken from police cruiser cameras.Mitchell was shot in April.Police say it happened as he ran at two officers with his car.
The search continues in Andover for two missing swimmers from Boston.26-year-old Hoang Vo and 30-year-old Phil Le were camping at Lower Richardson Lake with friends.They jumped from a boat into the lake Friday and disappeared.Authorities say both men had been drinking.