September 23, 2013


From staff and news service reports


Police say driver missed stop sign in fatal accident

Authorities say a 69-year-old Corinth man died after his car was struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign in the town.

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office said a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Christine Hood of Berlin, N.H., failed to stop at a stop sign Saturday night at the intersection of Route 15 and Hudson Hill Road and crashed into a car driven by Keith Trask of Corinth.

Authorities said Trask was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he was pronounced dead. Two passengers in Hood's car were treated and released.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton told WABI-TV that Hood was visiting the area and was unfamiliar with the stop sign.


Voters to decide on switching to Franklin County

Livermore Falls residents will decide in November whether to leave Androscoggin County and become part of Franklin County.

If the vote passes, residents of both counties will have to vote on the measure in June, Livermore Falls Town Manager Krystal Flagg said.

Livermore Falls was recently cleared to hold the vote Nov. 5 by Androscoggin County officials. Randall Greenwood, chairman of the Androscoggin County commissioners, said they determined that the town did not have any outstanding debt for county projects or services that it would have to pay the county before it left.

Livermore Falls, which borders Franklin County, is about 15 miles closer to Farmington, the Franklin County seat, than it is to the Androscoggin County seat of Auburn.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Gary Knight, R-Livermore Falls, said this difference is costly to the entire town, but particularly to the police department, which would save time and money by making court appearances at the Franklin County Courthouse and sending inmates to the Franklin County jail.


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