Folks in Dover-Foxcroft got a rare glimpse into the history of their town when they gathered outside the Post Office Wednesday.As Diana Bosch reports, a time capsule that had been buried inside more than seventy years ago was opened.”I kept thinking, don’t I wish this could be open while I’m living and see what it’s like.”Dot Gray was there in the summer of 1938, when a time capsule was put in place during the construction of the Dover-Foxcroft Post Office.One of the items she put in the capsule was a school newspaper from her days at Foxcroft Academy.”They’d tell events that would happen in the year and I’m sure there is stuff in them,” Gray said.Gray contacted postmaster Rita Page and together they decided to figure out a way to open the copper box.”Because we have the newspaper articles from when it was built, we knew it existed but we didn’t know when it was supposed to come out,” Page said.Among the items in the box were old documents, including papers from when the town was incorporated, and old photographs relating to pioneer days.”I didn’t know they could look so old,” Gray said.The items will be given to the Dover-Foxcroft historical society where they’ll be preserved in their archives.
A federal jury has found a man from Stockton Springs guilty of 13 counts of wire fraud, involving more than $10,000.50-year-old Todd Denson was convicted of scamming several people out of several thousand dollars in an international moneymaking scheme.According to court paperwork, three people in the case say they gave Denson money with the promise he’d give them even more back.
Republican candidate for governor Paul LePage says he won’t be afraid to tell President Obama to “go to hell.”Lepage made the comment at a fisheries forum in Brooksville over the weekend.He said it during a discussion of federal regulations that critics say are driving Maine fishermen to poverty.
Film lovers have the chance to check out nearly 50 documentaries from around the world this week.The 6th annual Camden International Film Festival kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday.Named one of the top 25 international film festivals for documentaries, the event will showcase festures and short films from across the world.
The Maine Department of Education is delaying its collection of student social security numbers after a security problem with its database.The problem allowed a school technology director to see restricted information.State officials say they immediately found the issue and corrected it, restricting staff members’ social security information.The problem occurred as Maine school districts have been collecting students’ social security numbers to help the state track student achievement through school, college and the workplace.
A Searsport man working as a computer technician at elementary schools in Hope and Appleton was arrested Tuesday after police found what they identified as child pornography on his home computer.Twenty-four-year-old Travis Rowe was arrested and charged with possession of sexually explicit material after the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, with the help of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, executed a search warrant at his residence.Sergreant Glenn Lang says the school has been very cooperative in handing over their computers.Lang says the children in these videos are around the ages of five and six.Rowe was taken to the Waldo County Jail, where he has since made bail.
Central Maine Power is celebrating the installation of the first “smart” meters and the start of construction on a 1.4 billion dollar power grid upgrade.That upgrade will double the capacity of the main line through the state.Smart Meters will enable CMP customers to monitor their own energy usage.