Bath, MESun-Journal

Bath reaches tax settlement agreement with shipyard

Bath’s assessor has reached a property tax agreement with Bath Iron Works, resolving two property tax abatements filed by BIW with respect to the 2019 and 2020 tax years. “My top priority has been to negotiate a resolution that is reasonable, fair and reflective of the yard’s just value, as required by Maine law,” Assessor Brenda Cummings said in a news release from the city.
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Auburn man charged with attempted murder related to domestic dispute

Police in Auburn have made an arrest following a report of a shooting on Thursday night. Officers arrived at an apartment on Ninth Street around 10:30 p.m. for a domestic violence call. A 47-year-old woman told police that her boyfriend, 42-year-old Germaine Page of Auburn, had fired a single shot at her during a physical altercation but missed. She then fled the apartment. The woman wasn’t seriously injured but was taken to Central Maine Medical Center.
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NH woman angry after father's remains found decomposing, unrefrigerated at funeral home

LEWISTON, Maine — Family members whose loved ones were left to decay at a Maine cremation business are expressing their anger and disgust. This week, the state of Maine Board of Funeral Services suspended the license of Lewiston funeral director Kenneth Kincer to work as a funeral director and the license of his business, Affordable Cremation Solution, for 30 days after concluding that he poses "an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety" to members of the public.
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State shuts down cremation business

LEWISTON (WGME) — A cremation business is shut down and the owner’s license has been suspended by the state. He is accused of leaving bodies unrefrigerated and decomposing for weeks while keeping families from accessing their loved ones remains. Affordable Cremation Solutions is temporarily banned from doing business. This order...

Statewide ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect July 1

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is reminding retail stores, restaurants, and shoppers that the statewide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags will go into effect July 1. A ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags, which was passed by the Maine Legislature in 2019, was scheduled to go...

Funeral home in Maine accused of letting bodies rot

LEWISTON, Maine (WMTW) - A Maine funeral director’s license and the license of his cremation business have been suspended for 30 days after the Board of Funeral Services found 11 bodies unrefrigerated and decomposing at the business. “Knowing my dad was sitting there, rotting, disgusts me,” said Melissa Pelletier. Her...

Friday, June 25: Main Streets and Back Roads: Bath, ME

NEEDHAM, Mass. — Erika Tarantal heads to the river: the Kennebec River and the town of Bath, Maine to be exact. There, she hops the city trolley to tour the retro, yet revitalizing, downtown. Then, she heads to the water for a riverboat tour and a look at Bath’s shipbuilding history. Summer vacay isn’t complete without a little indulgence (read: food!), but since Erika is on assignment, she’s doing the cooking! On the menu: Native American cuisine.
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Wilton Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Wilton: Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while chance of rain showers overnight; Saturday, June 19: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely then chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Sunday, June 20:
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The Governor's Restaurant & Bakery in Waterville, Maine

The Governor’s Dessert Menu.By the author. Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery is located in Waterville, ME, and several other locations throughout Maine. After 24 May 2021, there are no restrictions on indoor dining at the Governor’s. No mandatory mask, no seating limits, or party restrictions. That means more fun for everyone. However, we do ask that if you are not vaccinated or showing symptoms, wear a mask to protect others and order to go. It’s always wise to follow the Maine CDC guidelines.

Home ownership bill signed into law

AUGUSTA — As the 130th legislative session came to an end, Gov. Janet Mills Thursday signed into law a bill that aims to remove barriers to home ownership, specifically student debt. The bill directs the Maine State Housing Authority to work with the Finance Authority of Maine to design a...
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Winthrop Man Arrested with Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine

A Winthrop man was arrested in Alfred, after police seized approximately $45,000 worth of drugs from his vehicle. John Katula's vehicle was stopped on Wednesday evening by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's York District Task Force. The agents knew that Katula had an expired Maine driver's license and had bail conditions from 2019 drug offenses. Those conditions allowed for law enforcement to search his person, his vehicle, and his resident, for any reason. At the agents' request, Maine State Police stopped the 46-year-old's vehicle in Alfred.
Boothbay Harbor,

Businesses flock to job fair searching for workers

Some businesses offered competitive wages and benefits packages. Others sweetened the offer with a cash bonus and flexible schedules. But all 18 Midcoast businesses at a June 15 Boothbay Harbor job fair searched for the same commodity: Labor. This spring’s labor shortage has left many businesses in desperate need of workers. Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce sponsored the job fair at Boothbay Region YMCA in an attempt to match employers with prospective employees.

Maine proposal approves Native Americans to build casinos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine’s legislature approved the initial proposal that would allow four Native American tribes to build gambling businesses on their lands, in reversal from years of resistance and laws that opposed Native ownership of casinos in the state. Breaking years of opposition against the bill, the House and...
Lincoln County,

Commissioners table decision on DA’s request

Lincoln County commissioners want a legal opinion before deciding on a request made by the local district attorney. On June 1, Prosecutorial District VI District Attorney Natasha Irving asked commissioners to reverse a legal secretary’s job description that changed this spring. She told commissioners the description is potentially “problematic and created ethical concerns” within the law office. Irving discovered the change in preparing an advertisement for a new legal secretary.