December 10, 2012

Local & State Dispatches

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Bail set at $700,000 for man accused in fatal bar shooting

A Winslow man who is charged with murder in a late-night shooting outside a bar in Waterville is being held on $700,000 bail.

Bail was set Monday for Matthew Partridge, 30. He's charged in the fatal shooting of Justin Smith, 26, of China outside the You Know Who's Pub about 11 p.m. last Tuesday.

Investigators say the shooting occurred after a confrontation in the bar.

Partridge's attorney said his client was defending himself after Smith prevented him from driving off and punched him in the face hard enough for Partridge to believe he had a broken nose.

FALMOUTH

Library's new board wants time to study proposed move

A proposed multimillion-dollar renovation of two closed schools by the OceanView senior living community drew new scrutiny Monday from town councilors, who continue to question how to move forward.

Representatives of Sea Coast Management Co., which is developing the project, presented a potential plan to convert the Plummer School building into a 15,800-square-foot, two-floor library connected to a community center at the Mason-Motz School.

But the town library's board of directors, with a new president and new members, is trying to buy time to make an informed decision about the library's future, said board President Kimberly Millick.

"There are a lot of citizens who don't want the library to move," Millick said, asking that decisions be put off until June, when the board can determine its direction.CORNVILLE

House fire set off ammo, fireworks, neighbor says

A two-story home was destroyed early Monday morning by a fire that ignited ammunition and fireworks, according to a neighbor.

"It sounded like a war zone with ammunition going off everywhere," said Dale Emery, the closest neighbor of Mike Smith, whose home was destroyed.

Emery said he saw flames shooting 75 feet above the wood-frame house.

Emery said Smith works in the southern part of the state and was not at home Monday when the blaze broke out, about 1:15 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

 

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