April 25, 2013

Dispatches

Man indicted in Bangor stabbing death / New law aims to stem youth suicides / House OKs bill to restore Drugs for the Elderly funding ... and other news from around the state.

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The body of a missing Maryland man, who family members thought could be headed for Maine, has been found in Bladensburg, Md., about 10 miles from where he wandered off earlier this month.

Timothy Fowler, 69, was found Sunday and the medical examiner ruled he died from natural causes, said Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Fowler, who grew up in Portland and has three adult children in Maine, walked away from an adult day-care center in Largo on April 8, police said.

His family suspected that he may have intended to return to Maine and may have found transportation, though he had no money, no driver's license and no vehicle. Fowler had Alzheimer's disease.

Fowler was born and raised in Portland, has children in Raymond and Harrison and at one time worked at the Brunswick Naval Air Station and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

AUBURN

Ex-manager of group home for disabled jailed for theft

The former manager of an Auburn-based group home for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing from the nonprofit and at least one client.

Terri Arsenault of Mechanic Falls was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to two felony theft charges.

Prosecutors say she used the John F. Murphy group home's credit card to buy gas, groceries and other household goods, and to take her daughters on an outing to Boston. She also paid her husband's construction company to do work that was never done.

The Sun Journal reported that a tearful Arsenault, 41, apologized in court and said she was "ashamed" of her actions.

She was sentenced to two years of probation and has paid $15,000 in restitution.

LEWISTON

Stonyfield Farm co-founder to speak at Bates graduation

Bates College says the co-founder and chairman of the Stonyfield Farm organic yogurt company will deliver the school's commencement address at next month's graduation ceremonies.

Gary Hirshberg also will receive an honorary degree at the event May 26. Hirshberg co-founded New Hampshire-based Stonyfield Farm in 1983, helping grow it from a seven-cow operation into a $400 million company.

Bates also is conferring honorary degrees on scholar William Cronon, former Bates College president Elaine Tuttle Hansen and prominent physician Dr. Vivian Pinn.

 

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