September 24, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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The moose population is estimated to be 70,000.

The season is divided into four segments, the first of which runs until Saturday. The second segment is in next month and the two final segments are in November.


Residents invited to give food, tour Blaine House

Gov. Paul LePage will invite Maine residents to the Blaine House next month off to drop off food donations and receive a tour of the governor's mansion.

The Republican governor and first lady Ann LePage will host the third annual food drive on three consecutive Saturdays in October, starting on the 12th. People will be able to drop off food between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and receive a tour of the mansion from the governor.

The governor's office said the donations will be sent to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, which will distribute them.


Two accused of growing pot plants worth $500

Two men were arrested near the Hunter Road athletic fields Sunday and charged with cultivating marijuana plants worth $500, according to police.

An officer on patrol about 8:35 p.m. found Michael Gammon, 34, of Richmond and Charles Leonard, 27, of Brunswick in the athletic fields parking lot. Near their vehicle was an open trash bag containing six recently harvested, mature marijuana plants, said Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield.

Gammon was also charged with violating the conditions of his release.

Both men denied involvement with or possession of the plants, Schofield said. They are scheduled to be arraigned in West Bath District Court on the Class D misdemeanor charges Nov. 19.


Voters will decide races for council, school board

Races for two Town Council seats and two school board seats will be decided Nov. 5.

There are three open town council seats, but Roy Moore is running uncontested to represent the north district, a seat now held by Peter Anania.

Anania, instead, will run for an at-large seat on the council against Robert Muir.

That seat is now held by Scott Hayman, who is not running for re-election.

Kevin Call, who represents the south district, will be challenged by Donna Chapman, a former councilor.

Three candidates will compete for two seats representing Windham on the Regional School Unit 14 Board. They are Eric Colby, Jennifer Fleck and Pete Heanssler. None of them is a current member of the board.


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