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Bristol man charged in double homicide in Maine

A Bristol man was captured in Maryland Friday in connection to a double homicide in Maine earlier in June, according to Maine State Police. David Barnett, 34, also known as “Slim,” was arrested outside of an apartment complex in Rockville, Maryland on Friday afternoon on a murder warrant, Maine State Police announced in a press release.
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Fun for the 4th in Maine

If you are looking for something fun to do on the 4th of July, Maine has you covered with many fun for all ages events going on. You can get out and enjoy a craft fair, a car show, or just enjoy some music. Here is a list of a few of the many events towns will be offering around the state. All events will take place on July 4th. Have a fun and safe 4th of July everyone!

Augusta, Maine Police Searching For Possible Missing Family

According to a press release from the Augusta Police Department, police are looking for the public's help in locating several members of the Al Hilfi family. The press release explains that, on Friday, July 1st, police responded Glenridge Drive for a report of suspicious activity. However, police now believe they are dealing with a series of missing persons. The missing include a young woman and four children.

Man Arrested in Rockville on a Warrant for Homicide in Maine

A Connecticut man was arrested in Rockville on July 1 on a warrant for a June 6 double-murder that occurred in Maine. David Barnett, 34, of Bristol, CT is alleged to have killed Kelzie Caron (21) and Pierre Langlois (21) at a residence in Auburn, ME. Barnett is currently being held in Montgomery County pending extradition, according to FOX5.

Man wanted for killing 2 people in Maine arrested in Maryland

AUBURN, Maine - A man wanted for the killings of two people in Maine was arrested Friday in Rockville, Maryland, officials said. David Barnett, 34, of Bristol, Connecticut, will be held at the Montgomery County Jail in Maryland pending extradition, Maine State Police said. The investigation of the killings continues...

Boothbay Region YMCA gears up for annual fund drive

The Boothbay Region YMCA Annual Fund Drive kicks off this month under the leadership of co-chairs Paul and Louise Cowan. The Cowans moved to the region almost two decades ago from Michigan, and have been active community members ever since. In addition to the Y, the Cowans donate their time and money to the Opera House, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and other local organizations. The pair also serve as stewards over Porter Preserve on Barter’s Island.

Boats sail across St. George Lake for Third of July Boat Parade

LIBERTY, Maine (WABI) - The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, barbeques and parades.... On Sunday waves of people came out to St. George lake to see the first ever Third of July Boat Parade in Liberty. Seafaring vessels of all shapes and sizes made their way around...

Historical Association offers two ways to learn about Madam Sally Wood, Maine’s first woman novelist

Madam Sally Wood (1759-1855), considered Maine's first woman novelist, was actually writing novels even before Maine became a state.Wood published her first novel in 1800 under the pseudonym "A Lady of Massachusetts.” After Maine became a state in 1820, she changed her pen name to "A Lady of Maine.” Lincoln County Historical Association (LCHA) is pleased to offer two upcoming opportunities to learn more about Madam Wood.

Parades in Maine July 3rd and 4th

Maine will celebrate the Fourth of July with many parades. There will be boat parades, bike parades, dog parades, doll carriage parades, and even ATV parades. Come out and show your patriotism while enjoying one of these parades on the 3rd and 4th. If you do attend any of the parades and take pictures you can email them to me at email the Maine Writer with your name and the parade you attended, and I will showcase your photos in a future article about Maine's 4th of July celebrations. Have a safe and fun 4th of July everyone!

Man killed crossing NJ Turnpike after motorcycle crash

WOOLWICH — A Pennsylvania man who crossed the New Jersey Turnpike on foot after losing control of his motorcycle was struck and killed Thursday night. State Police Trooper Charles Marchan said Andrew M. Aaron, 48, of Glenolden, Pennsylvania hit a guardrail and wound up in the left shoulder near Exit 2 in Woolwich around 9:50 p.m. Aaron got up and crossed the two lanes of the road and was struck in the right lane by a Lexus.

Judge imposes bail on man in Lewiston shootout

LEWISTON — During a Friday court hearing, a prosecutor likened a shootout in a local neighborhood last weekend to a “scene out of the O.K. Corral.”. Deputy District Attorney Neil McLean told 8th District Court Judge Sarah Churchill that police believe Rocyris Storer, 24, of Lewiston had ducked behind a motor vehicle around 3 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in the area of 199 Bartlett St.

Rebuilding Maine history one track at a time at the WW&F Railway Museum

WW&F Railways Museum — The Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna is home to a historic two-foot narrow-gage steam train built in the late 19th century. The train was originally constructed with the goal of connecting Wiscasset to Quebec. That goal never came to fruition but it did serve Sheepscot Valley for roughly 40 years, running from Alna to Albion.