Officer who shot woman in domestic call on leave again

The Kennebunk police officer who fatally shot a woman in March is on paid administrative leave again.

Officer Joshua Morneau was put on leave about two weeks ago in connection with an incident that occurred while he was off-duty, said Lt. Anthony Bean Burpee.

Morneau brought the matter to a supervisor’s attention, Bean Burpee wrote in an email. The department is doing an internal investigation. So far, nothing indicates that Morneau was involved in anything criminal or violated department policy, said Bean Burpee.

On March 27, Morneau and another officer responded to a domestic-disturbance call and Morneau fatally shot 39-year-old Katherine Paulson. The Attorney General’s Office continues to investigate the shooting. The Kennebunk Police Department is investigating to determine whether its policies and procedures were followed.



First Portland Brew Festival to have at least 25 brewers

A two-day beer festival has been scheduled for Labor Day weekend at the Portland Company Complex, at 58 Fore St.

Mark Sprague, who is organizing the event, said the inaugural Portland Brew Festival will include at least 25 brewers from all around New England. Brewers that have committed include Samuel Adams and High and Mighty from Massachusetts; Switchback Brewing and Woodchuck Cider from Vermont; Prodigal Brewing and Tuckerman’s Brewing from New Hampshire; and Shipyard, Baxter Brewing, Sea Dog, Casco Bay Brewing and Fatty Bampkins cider from Maine.

The event will have three sessions: noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, and noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 4.

Tickets will be available for $30 at portlandbrewfestival.event No tickets will be sold at the door. More information is available at Sponsors include MaineToday Media, Sail Maine and BeerME.



Otto’s mashed potato pizza earns national recognition

Otto’s mashed potato, bacon and scallion pizza has been named one of the 50 best pizzas in the country by the editors of Food Network Magazine.

The pizza will be featured in the magazine’s September issue, which hits stands Aug. 9, along with the best slices from every other state in the country.

Otto’s mashed potato pizza will make its national TV debut at 8 p.m. Aug. 21, on an hour-long Cooking Channel special called “Pizza Outside the Box.”



Man charged with terrorizing employees at Subway

A Waterboro man was charged with terrorizing after he allegedly threatened employees at a Subway restaurant on Sokokis Trail.

Maj. William King Jr. said York County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kenneth Briggs Jr., 23, late Sunday night.

Deputies initially responded to complaints of Briggs causing a disturbance at his home, but he was not there when they arrived.

Later in the evening, deputies were called to the restaurant by workers who said Briggs had threatened them. He allegedly yelled at the employees and threatened to kill someone.

The employees secured themselves in a bathroom and called police around 10:30 p.m. Briggs was arrested a short distance away.



Stolen car crashes into pool; police seek driver, who fled

Law enforcement officials are investigating the crash of a car into a swimming pool.

Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Williams said the crash occurred shortly after midnight Sunday.

Terry Buck told the Sun Journal that she called 911 after hearing the crash in her yard. Buck said the driver, a woman, yelled that she was OK.

But the driver then fled. Williams said the vehicle was reported stolen in Jay. Meanwhile, the crash drained Buck’s above-ground pool.



Philanthropist gives college $2 million challenge grant

The College of the Atlantic has received a $2 million challenge grant from the well-known philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis.

The grant will endow the Kathryn W. Davis Global Engagement Fund Toward Peace, which will enable students to study, do research and attend conferences in countries around the world.

As a challenge grant, the gift is intended to leverage matching funds from other donors.

Davis, who is 104, has a home in nearby Northeast Harbor and is a lifelong philanthropist who has shown support for education, the arts, the environment, scientific research and international relations.



Musicians told not to hold jam session on bridge

Officials in Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine, have told musicians on both sides of the border not to hold a planned “jam session” on the recently closed Memorial Bridge between the communities.

Musicians and fans had planned to meet in the middle of the bridge Monday for a tribute concert. But authorities expressed safety concerns about such a large gathering.

Officials in both states announced that the bridge was closed permanently Wednesday after an inspection showed it continues to deteriorate and is no longer safe for vehicular traffic. It remains open for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Organizer Drika Overton told The Portsmouth Herald the future of the jam session is in question but it could be held at another site.


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