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Juskewitch announces run for District 7 attorney

ELLSWORTH — Steven Juskewitch of Dedham has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Hancock and Washington counties. He will be running against incumbent Matt Foster in the Republican primary June 14. Juskewitch previously ran as an unenrolled candidate for the office of District 7 attorney in 2018, and...
HANCOCK, ME
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Maine triple-murder suspect says the shootings were self-defense

BELFAST, Maine — The trial for a Northfield man charged in the shooting deaths of three people in Washington County is underway in Belfast. Thomas Bonfanti says he has an attorney but decided to represent himself Wednesday morning during opening statements telling the jury, “I can tell the story better.” He called the victims “drug addicts” and described the deaths as “accidents” and “self-defense.”
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Opening statements begin in triple murder trial

BELFAST — Following two days of jury selection, opening statements have begun at Waldo County Superior Court in the case of State of Maine v. Thomas Bonfanti. Bonfanti is charged with the February 2020 murder of Shawn Currey, Samuel Powers, and Jennifer Bryant-Flynn in Washington County. Additionally, he is...
WALDO COUNTY, ME
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Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry Receives Grant

The Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry is honored to announce that it has received a $9,000 grant from the Washington County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant is made for general support. The Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry, formed in 1993, provides assistance to approximately 800 families in Washington County.
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Triple homicide trial in Maine set to start, could last 2 weeks

MACHIAS, Maine — Jury selection for the trial of a man charged in the shooting deaths of three people in Maine is set to begin soon. The attorney for Thomas Bonfanti of Northfield said his client's trial could last two weeks. Bonfanti was charged with murder stemming from the shooting deaths in February 2020.
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Washington County grand jury indicts 3 on murder charges

MACHIAS, Maine (WABI) - Two Perry residents accused of killing another have been indicted on murder charges. A Washington County grand jury handed down the indictments this week for Donnell Dana, 39, and Kailie Brackett, 38. They are charged with the murder of 43-year-old Kimberly Neptune. Neptune’s body was found...
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Three people indicted for murder

MACHIAS- Three people have been indicted in connection with two homicides in Washington County. Darren Laney Jr.,36, was indicted for murder. Maine State Police responded to a call about a stabbing on Sunshine Lane in Big Lake Township on March 10. They found 62-year-old Darren Laney Sr. dead at his...
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Washington County Grand Jury indictments

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Two people arrested as part of an undercover investigation into the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine in Washington County have been indicted. The Washington County Grand Jury indicted 40-year-old Todd Sockabasin of Indian Township for aggravated trafficking in drugs as well as unlawful trafficking in drugs and criminal forfeiture.
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Juskewitch announces run for District 7 attorney

ELLSWORTH — Steven Juskewitch of Dedham has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Hancock and Washington counties. He will be running against incumbent Matt Foster in the Republican primary June 14. Juskewitch previously ran as an unenrolled candidate for the office of District 7 attorney in 2018, and...
HANCOCK, ME
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Family teams keep Machias ambulance one step ahead of critical staff shortage

If there’s one thing emergency medical workers want you to know, it’s that Washington County is dangerously close to the day when someone calls for an ambulance, and an ambulance does not come. “There’s not an ambulance service in Washington County that isn’t short-staffed,” says Machias paramedic Sally...