August 23, 2013

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The Sun Journal reports that Roberts alleges in his appeal that, among other things, he was denied his due process rights, his right to a public trial and that his defense lawyer was ineffective

His previous appeal was denied in 2011.


Man arrested for violating condition of his release

A New Hampshire man convicted of murder and burglary was arrested in Chesterville Wednesday and charged with violating a condition of release.

The man, Barry Brown, 50, was staying at a residence on Horseshoe Pond Road without permission from his parole officer to move residences, according to a press release from Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols. 

Nichols said the sheriff's department learned he was at the residence from Brown's parole officer, Troy Sterry.

Sterry was in the process of approving Brown's request to move to Chesterville, but he said Brown moved before Sterry conducted a site review and approved the request.

Nichols said Sterry, Lt. David St. Laurent and Detective Stephen Charles took Brown into custody at the residence without incident.

Brown was arrested on the charge of violation of interstate compact for adult supervision.


Two school districts set to receive millions in grants

Two Maine school districts have been chosen to receive millions of dollars in grant money to promote student-centered learning programs.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, based in Quincy, Mass., announced Thursday that Portland and Sanford will be given funding to support their "Building New Models for Systems Change" programs.

Portland will receive a $5.1 million grant while Sanford is in line for a $3.75 million grant.

According to the Education Foundation, student-centered learning will remodel education by moving away from the one-size-fits-all methodology. It accepts the fact that students learn in different ways and includes learning opportunities that occur outside the traditional school calendar.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in New England that focuses exclusively on education.


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