Hampden officials will review the more than 2,000 ballots cast last week after two voters claimed they received ballots for the wrong district.Town Manager Susan Lessard received emails from two residents who live in district two who claimed they received district one ballots.The town clerk will sort the incoming voter list to find out how many people in each district voted last Tuesday.Lessard told us they will have to wait until 5 pm Wednesday to unseal the ballots.By state law, ballots must be sealed for five days from the day they were cast.
A Massachusetts man will spend the next ten years in a Maine State Prison for bringing close to 5-hundred oxycodone pills into the state.20-year-old Angel Acevedo was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs and one count of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugsAuthorities say he and Manny Sylvia, also from Massachusetts, stayed in a Rockland hotel in April.Investigators with the Maine DEA say they brought the pills, cocaine and heroin with the intent to sell them with the help of a man who lives in the area.Sylvia is scheduled to appear in court friday.
Police are investigating a string of burglaries in Chester and Alton.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s office says the Alton Town Office, a snowmobile club and a business in Chester were broken into Sunday night.More than a $1,000 worth of computers and electronic equipment was taken.Police say they believe the same people were behind all three.They will not say if they have any suspects at this time, but are continuing to investigate.
Residents in Rockland will have the chance to weigh in on plans for a methadone clinic where they live.The Rockland Planning Board approved the site plan application.Metro Treatment of Maine wants to build the clinic at a property on new county road that once housed the turning tide drug treatment clinic.A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night at 6:30 at City Hall.
The spirit of giving was on display over the weekend in Bangor.Lighthouse Radio Network held their 7th annual turkey toss this past Saturday.The station collected 235 turkeys.The birds will be donated to Manna Ministries and handed out to those in need this Thanksgiving.
Tons of food was collected thanks to a local Boy Scout Troop.The Boy Scouts of Troop 63 spent the weekend braving the elements in Newport for their Camping for Food fundraiser.The Scouts collected almost four-thousand pounds of food and over $2,000 dollars.All the food and money will be donated to the Newport Community Food Bank.
People turned out to help horses in need over the weekend.Last Stop Horse Rescue is in Prentiss and helps horses suffering from abuse, starvation, and neglect.Over the weekend, the organization held a yard sale in Bangor and collected over $700 dollars.All that money will be used to house and feed the rescued horses.
Augusta police are investigating a robbery.A 64-year-old man said Saturday he was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy on Capitol Street.He told police he just left the store when a man approached him from behind and hit him on the head.He told police the robber took his wallet and car keys.Police described the robber as six feet tall male and weighing between 165 and 190 pounds.
An anonymous letter accusing Reverend Robert Carlson of abuse was sent to the the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.CEO Marshall Steinmann says they received the letter at their Orono office, Monday.Steinmann says he immediately turned it over to state police.
Dispatchers in Somerset County are now better equipped to help law enforcement locate missing and abducted children.The director and all of the staff at the Somerset County Communications Center underwent training last year with the the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.Now dispatchers there have a new policy when dealing with missing kids.