Man killed in Cumberland ATV accident

CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Cumberland say a 19-year-old man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash Monday night.

The accident happened around 5:00pm on Pleasant Valley Road in Cumberland. Police say the man had just come off a trail onto the road.

Investigators say for some unknown reason, the ATV catapulted out from under the driver, went up in the air and landed on him.

Police identified the victim as Jesse Zachs. He was taken to Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Zachs was not wearing a helmet.

 

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The Beadin' Path of Freeport, ME named 2010 Merchant of the Year

The Beadin' Path of Freeport, ME named 2010 Merchant of the Year

The board of directors of the Maine Merchants Association recently chose The Beadin’ Path of Freeport, ME, as its 2010 Merchant of the Year.  The award will be presented at the Maine Merchants Association 77th annual meeting on October 27th at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME.

Although a number of qualified merchants were considered, The Beadin’ Path was chosen because of its commitment to Maine as a local, women-owned business; its leadership in using cutting edge social media to expand their marketability beyond the Maine border and for their tireless commitment  in supporting the community. 

The Merchant of the Year Award has three main criteria: continued growth in employees or sales; commitment of company resources to community projects; and creation of a positive work environment for all employees.  The Beadin’ Path exceeded the criteria on all counts.
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I-295 crash victim dies

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Erika Jolie of York died Saturday night at Maine Medical Center.

Jolie was involved in a crash on I-295 last week.

Officials say Wednesday afternoon Jolie was traveling South on the Interstate when she lost control of her car, crossed the median and hit an SUV traveling in the Northbound lane. 

Police say Jolie may have been texting at the time of the crash. She was a student at the University of Maine and a former hockey player at York High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spooky 5k

Halloween, October 31, 9:00am

Lipgloss4lives’ first annual 5k road race to benefit the Freeport Community Service’s Carol Kaplin Fuel Fund.

Fun, fast race through beautiful Freeport. 
Costume contest for all!!
Awards to top three men and women. 
Free Wilbur’s candy for all participants in the Kids 100yd fun dash!
What a great way to kick of Halloween. Make this your family's new Halloween tradition.

The Carol Kaplin Fuel Fund assists families in the greater Freeport
area heat their homes in troubled times. 
The fund is short 50% of it’s predicted need!

Race time: 9:00am, Kids Free 100yd fun dash 8:30
Race date: October 31, 2010
Registration Fee:$20.
Location: Wilbur’s Chocolate Factory, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport
Registration 8:00am or pre-register at Active.com

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Get Ready for the 4rd Annual Yarmouth Pumpkin Run!

Time for some fall family fun as Yarmouth is gearing up for their 4rd annual Pumpkin Run, inviting community members and their dogs to come out in the best Halloween costumes and race for a good cause.
When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 (Rain, Shine, or Snow!)
Where: Yarmouth High School, West Elm Street, Yarmouth, Maine
Time: Registration Starts at 7:30 at the rear entrance to YHS.

State legislator pleads guilty to OUI, apologizes to constituents

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- A state lawmaker from Maine has pleaded guilty to a charge of operating under the influence that stemmed from a crash in August in which his car rolled over on I-295 in Freeport.

Sean Flaherty, who represents Scarborough in the Maine House, entered the plea Friday.

Flaherty says in a statement that he sees the accident as a "humbling and important" lesson and is grateful that no one was hurt.

He also apologizes to his constituents in the statement.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Here is Flaherty's statement in full:

Sean Flaherty
PO Box 6998
Scarborough, Maine 04070