Nothing criminal suspected in death of 6-week-old girl

State police have determined that the death of a 6-week-old infant in Bath involved nothing criminal.

A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety said the fact that the baby was sleeping in her parents’ bed was likely a “contributing factor” in the death Wednesday.

Bath rescue workers responded to the family’s home at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday after the infant’s father reported that she was unresponsive.

Life-saving measures were attempted before the child was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Authorities told The Times Record a final report from the state medical examiner on the cause of death is likely weeks away.


Community college leader to retire – for second time

The longtime president of Kennebec Valley Community College is taking another shot at retirement.

Barbara Woodlee announced Thursday that she will step down in December after 36 years at the school, the last 28 as president.

Woodlee, 65, first announced her retirement two years ago but stayed on when two national searches failed to yield a suitable successor.

When she does retire as president Dec. 31, she will continue to be part-time academic officer for Maine Community College System.

— From staff and news services