MMA’s historic schooner will visit Bath, Portland

Maine Maritime Academy’s historic schooner Bowdoin will be paying visits to Bath and Portland.

The 88-foot ship will visit Bath on Saturday, where it will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marine Maritime Museum.

The following day, the Bowdoin will dock in Portland. There, Maine Maritime alumni, parents and others will attend a reception and meet the college’s new president, William Brennan. The ship will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. at Portland’s Ocean Gateway terminal.

The Bowdoin was built in 1921 in East Boothbay and made 25 scientific expeditions to the Arctic Circle until 1954.


Former town clerk accused of stealing nearly $200,000

A fraud examiner’s report alleges that a former town employee in Newburgh stole nearly $200,000 from the town over a span of three years.

According to the Bangor Daily News, the 13-page report released by the town alleges that former Deputy Town Clerk Cindy Dutton illegally diverted taxpayer money to boost her salary, pay her property taxes, cover her health insurance premiums and conduct a range of other transactions.

The town hired an examiner to study the town’s finances after selectmen discovered discrepancies.

Dutton did not return a call from the Bangor Daily News, but her attorney said she intends to repay the money.

Criminal charges have not been filed.