Malcolm McDowell is the winner of the Maine International Film Festival’s Mid-Life Achievement Award.The festival, now in its 14th year, says McDowell will be honored with the award on July 16, the first Saturday of the 10-day festival in Waterville.McDowell has appeared in more than 100 films in a career spanning more than 40 years.
State lawmakers have passed a budget that includes many of the policy changes Governor LePage proposed.The $6,100,000,000 budget includes a one-year freeze on increases in state worker pensions and limits annual cost-of-living increases in the state retirement system to three percent.It also calls for $150,000,000 in tax cuts.The vote in the House was 120 to 26 Wednesday afternoon.
A Canadian woman who tried to bring a Brazilian woman into Maine in the trunk of her car has been sentenced.Lynne Boutot, of New Brunswick, was sent to jail for five months.The 43-year-old was arrested in January at the Madawaska border crossing.Prosecutors say Boutot accepted $1,500 in exchange for bringing the woman to Maine and dropping her off at a Madawaska restaurant.She pled guilty in March to bringing an illegal immigrant into the U.S.We’re told The Brazilian stowaway has two children who are U.S.
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A sign of support and solidarity at the Class-C Eastern Maine Softball Championship.The Dexter Tigers and Central Red Devils were opponents in Wednesday night’s game.But after the tragedy that hit the small town of Dexter on Monday, both teams wanted to shed some light on domestic violence and the deadly outcome that it can have.Before it was time to play ball, the Central Red Devil players gave the Dexter players a flower, while the Tigers gave Central players a purple ribbon.Fans were also encouraged to wear purple to bring awareness to the senseless act of domestic violence.
There was a public auction in Bangor Wednesday for items belonging to Hallowell International.The electric heat pump maker went out of business earlier this year.Some of the items up for auction today included forklifts, other vehicles, office supplies, and shop and test equipment.The company sold electric heat pumps as an alternative to heating oil.
The tragic triple murder suicide in Dexter this week has prompted one lawmaker to take action.Representative Ken Fredette of Newport is submitting the bill that would require judges and prosecutors to take notice of issues of domestic violence when considering bail conditions.The new bill comes after the tragedy in Dexter.
Police say a Waterville man who was affiliated with the Boy Scouts has been arrested on child pornography charges..24-year-old Charles Tisdale turned himself in Wednesday after police took a laptop from his car they say contained child porn.Police say a forensic search of the computer revealed evidence that illegal pictures and movies had been downloaded, viewed, and deleted.Waterville Police say Tisdale admitted to searching for and viewing the child pornography.According to police, Tisdale worked with the boy scouts and had contact with children at his job.
A Mars Hill woman charged with theft and filing a false public report was arraigned Wednesday in Bangor.Twenty-two-year-old Alicia McClure-Perkins pleaded not guilty to the charges.In April, police were told by Perkins, a former clerk, at the Big Apple on State Street that a man entered the store with a gun and demanded money.Police now believe it was an inside job.Perkins next court appearance is scheduled for August.
The mural from the department of labor in Augusta may be gone, but local organizations plan to bring it to life this weekend.A ‘Living Mural’ will be on display at the Brewer Auditorium, Saturday.We are told it will be a live rendition of what used to be on display in Augusta.”The living mural is going to be the panels.