Single-car accident injures South Berwick driver, 37

Police are investigating a car crash Saturday on Blackberry Hill Road that sent a South Berwick woman to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said Jessica Linscott, 37, was traveling north in a 1997 Saturn when it left the road around 7:25 p.m. and struck a tree.

Linscott was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., with serious injuries.

She was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Linscott was in stable condition Sunday, a nursing supervisor at the hospital said.

Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them at 698-1136.


Labor commissioner issues reminder about labor laws

With the school year coming to a close this month, Maine’s labor commissioner is issuing a reminder about the state’s labor laws.

Laura Fortman said first jobs are great opportunities for young workers, but she added that Maine has laws to prevent teenagers from working overly long hours or in dangerous conditions.

Fortman said all 14- and 15-year-olds must have a work permit and can’t work more than eight hours a day and 40 hours a week in the summer months when school is out.

Sixteen- and 17-year-olds are limited to 10 hours a day and 50 hours a week when school is out.

Fortman said a guide to Maine’s child labor laws is available on the Labor Department’s website at


Navy sending two vessels for annual lobster festival

U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, says the Navy will send two ships to visit Rockland during the 63rd Annual Maine Lobster Festival in August. The vessels include the USS Gunston Hall and the USS Hurricane.

Snowe said the ships’ visit will be an even greater draw for Mainers and others attending the lobster festival.

The Gunston Hall was named in honor of the plantation home of George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers. The ship carries the Landing Craft Air Cushion.

The Hurricane is the third Cyclone class patrol coastal boat. Its crew includes four officers, 24 enlisted and eight Special Forces personnel.


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