Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Court enters not guilty plea for N.Y. murder suspect
A New York man charged with murdering a man in Westbrook last year refused to enter a plea at his arraignment Monday.
Tareek Hendricks, 30, of Brooklyn is accused of stabbing to death Robert Stubbs, 40, on April 22, 2011, and stabbing Stubbs' wife, Melissa.
Although Hendricks is not charged with a drug crime, court papers allege that he and another man came to Maine from New York the day before the stabbing to sell drugs.
Hendricks fled the state, police said, but was arrested in Syracuse, N.Y, this month.
Hendricks was bought to Maine during the weekend and appeared in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court on Monday.
Hendricks insisted that the court has no jurisdiction over him and refused to enter a plea. Justice Roland Cole entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Hendricks also said he did not want a lawyer and did not want to be represented by the court-appointed lawyer.
At a hearing scheduled Aug. 9 the state will ask that Hendricks be held without bail until trial is scheduled. He will be held without bail in the Cumberland County Jail until then.
Five post-concert parties to feature 'special guests'
Mumford & Sons member Ben Lovett will pull double duty on Saturday, playing with his band on the Eastern Promenade, then deejaying at a party at Space Gallery.
Five official parties to follow Mumford & Sons "Gentlemen of the Road Stopover" event have been announced, with a promise of "special guests" at each.
But Lovett was the only Mumford member named as being scheduled to show up at a specific event. The party at Space, 538 Congress St., will begin at 8 p.m. Admission will cost $5.
The day-long Mumford & Sons event on the Eastern Promenade goes from noon until around 9 p.m.
The event's local promoter, Lauren Wayne, said it's unclear what time Lovett will be at Space.
The other official parties include:
The Big Easy, 55 Market St., featuring "Stopover" emcee Reggie Watts and local reggae band Royal Hammer.
Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., with Massachusetts band Miss Fairchild (funk): $5.
Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., featuring Aaron Embry and Tan Vampires: $10 to $20.
State Theatre, 609 Congress St., featuring Dropkick Murphys and The Parkington Sisters, 10:30 p.m.: $20 in advance, $25 day of the show.
N.H. town manager picked to replace Dale Olmstead
The Town Council has chosen Peter Joseph, town manager of Lincoln, N.H., to be the next town manager of Freeport, according to an announcement posted Monday on the town's website.
Joseph was one of two finalists for the job, including Bethel Town Manager James Doar.
Joseph will replace Dale Olmstead, who has been Freeport's town manager for 30 years and is expected to retire in October.
Joseph will start on Sept. 17. Councilors have started negotiating terms of Joseph's contract, but no details were included in the announcement.
The council is scheduled to vote on the contract on Aug. 7.
Town panel to discuss ban on puppy-mill pets
The Ordinance Committee on Tuesday will discuss a potential ban on the sale of puppies from puppy mills at pet stores in town.
Town Manager Tom Hall said the committee heard a presentation last month from Maine Citizens Against Puppy Mills, which asked town officials to consider stopping sales of puppies and kittens in local pet stores.
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