February 13, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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The Livermore select board has voted to accept a nearly $41,000 settlement from an insurance company representing a Jay logger who harvested trees on about 10 acres of town land without permission.

The board voted Tuesday to unanimously accept the payment, which represents the value of the trees removed from Memorial Forest last year, the cost of a property line survey and the cost of the timber valuation.

Town Administrative Assistant Kurt Schaub told the Sun Journal that no decision has been made on what will be done with the money.

Officials said John Korhonen cut down trees on his own land then inadvertently harvested about 1,250 trees on town land. Schaub said it is a logger's responsibility to know where property lines are.


Police arrest pair for selling oxycodone, seize 200 pills

Maine drug agents say they have arrested two men who have been selling oxycodone pills in Lincoln and Knox counties for months.

Police on Tuesday arrested Andrew Goupil, 33, of Wiscasset, and Joseph Dupaw, 68, of Dresden, as they were about to board a ferry to Vinalhaven.

Agents also seized 200 oxycodone pills worth an estimated $7,000 and more than $1,500 in cash at the time of the arrests.

Goupil, who has prior drug convictions, is facing a charge of aggravated trafficking. Dupaw is charged with trafficking and violating bail conditions from a recent assault arrest. They are being held at the Knox County jail. It was not clear whether they had lawyers.

Police say the pair had been under investigation for several months.


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