Police say fatal accident involved Bay State couple

New details emerged Saturday on a crash in Waldoboro that killed two people on Friday, but the names of the deceased have yet to be released.

A Massachusetts couple died in a head-on collision on Atlantic Highway on Friday afternoon, police said.

Waldoboro police withheld the names of the victims pending notification of their families.

Police said a southbound 2007 Dodge Caliber operated by Edward Bean, 63, of Waldoboro crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2014 Mitsubishi occupied by the Massachusetts couple who were pronounced dead at the scene.


Bean was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta and transfered to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was listed in serious condition Saturday night.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. No charges have been filed, police said.


Former acting postmaster admits stealing postal funds

Nicole Dumond, 33, of Greenbush pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to stealing postal funds.

The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.


Dumond was acting as a temporary postmaster in Greenbush when she stole more than $1,000 from customers in money orders and postage stamps between November 2012 and January 2013, according to court records.

Dumond faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine or both. She will be sentenced after a report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation into the theft was conducted by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service.


Man found guilty of theft of workers’ comp benefits

An Aroostook County jury has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.


Prosecutors said Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his hand while working at a gas station, yet later opened a small-engine repair business. Evidence suggested Tucker was able to perform tasks that were inconsistent with his testimony before the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Tucker couldn’t be reached for comment. No sentencing date was set.

Class B theft is punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Attorney General Janet Mills said her office will go after “those who would cheat and steal, no matter who or where they are or what they do for work.”


Maine has 7 green colleges, Princeton Review guide says

Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review’s 2014 guide to “green colleges,” with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition.


Vermont has six colleges that received the green ranking. Two of them, Middlebury College and Green Mountain College, earned the highest possible score. Maine has seven green colleges, including the College of the Atlantic, which also received the highest score. New Hampshire has five green colleges.

As a region, the three states have the highest number of green campuses per capita in the country, according to the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

The annual guide, based on surveys of four-year colleges, was produced by the Princeton Review in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. Schools can receive a green ranking if they demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus buildings, activities and career preparation, according to the Princeton Review guide.

The survey found that what’s good for the environment is also good for recruitment. All told, 61 percent of high school students surveyed said information about an institution’s green commitment would influence their decision to attend.

The colleges making the list are: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, Unity College, University of Maine and University of Maine at Farmington, all in Maine; Dartmouth College, Keene State College, Southern New Hampshire University and the University of New Hampshire, all in New Hampshire; and Bennington College, Champlain College, Green Mountain College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael’s College and the University of Vermont, all in Vermont.

– From staff and news services

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