February 22, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Video image of the suspect in the Christmas Eve Rite Aid robbery in Yarmouth.

Courtesy of Yarmouth Police Department

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Video image of the suspect in the Christmas Eve Rite Aid robbery in Yarmouth.

Courtesy of Yarmouth Police Department

Maine Audubon, Maine TREE Foundation, the Appalachian Mountain Club (on behalf of the Maine Outdoor Coalition) and Schoodic Education and Research Center all have received $5,000 grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The four Maine projects are designed to contribute to increasing the environmental knowledge and skills of students, teachers and families in the state.

The EPA awarded a total of 19 grants in six states. Nearly 100 proposals were submitted to the New England Environmental Education Alliance, in partnership with the Maine Environmental Education Association, for review, covering educational programs that focus on learning about the environment.

AUBURN

Judge sets down conditions for woman to withdraw plea

A Wilton woman who conspired to burn down a convenience store in Livermore Falls so the owner could collect the insurance money will be allowed to withdraw her felony plea if she stays trouble-free for two years.

Nicole Hennessy was ordered by a judge Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to stay out of legal trouble, get substance abuse evaluation and counseling, and refrain from using alcohol and illegal drugs for two years.

The Sun Journal reported that if she complies, Hennessy will be allowed to withdraw an aggravated criminal mischief plea, punishable by up to five years in prison, and plead guilty to a lesser charge.

Prosecutors say Hennessy acted as a lookout for a man who was offered $4,000 to burn down the JP Corner Store in July 2011.

 

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