North Berwick man dies from injuries in car crash

A North Berwick man who was injured in a single-car crash Tuesday night in Waterboro has died.

Cale Boston, 26, died Friday, according to the Johnson Funeral Home of North Berwick.

The York County Sheriff’s Department, which investigated the accident, said Boston was ejected from a car when it crashed on Route 202. The car’s other occupant, Devin Brennan, 21, of Sanford suffered minor injuries and refused treatment.

Police say speed and alcohol contributed to the crash. Police said at the time that they were trying to determine who was driving the vehicle, which belonged to Boston’s mother, but no further information was available Sunday.


LePage supports proposal to change budget debate

Gov. Paul LePage supports a proposal to change the timing of Maine’s two-year budget so it is debated in the second year of a new Legislature.

Similar legislation was proposed in 2007 and 2009 by former Rep. Henry Joy of Crystal. The new proposal comes from Rep. Bernard Ayotte of Caswell, who says the current process is flawed because the newly elected governor and lawmakers have to get to work right away on details of the state’s complicated budget.

He says his proposal means lawmakers would no longer feel as rushed. They could spend their first year working on the budget, and then vote on it in the second year.


Beer on bus spurs review of regulations for alcohol

Maine officials say a school bus driver did nothing illegal when he left a bag containing unopened beer on the vehicle, but they’re taking a look at state law as a result.

Students found the beer on the bus last month. The incident happened in the unorganized territories.

Officials found that there are certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverages depending upon the cargo and the commercial vehicle involved. But they found that no state law prohibits anyone over 21 who isn’t prohibited from possessing liquor from transporting alcohol on a school bus.

Lt. Brian Scott of the Maine State Police said the Department of Education is contemplating adopting a new rule next year to prohibit school bus drivers from having unopened containers of alcohol in their vehicles.