Sebago M.E. – A Massachusetts man is under arrest in Sebago Maine after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman he helped escape a group home. Saturday 58-year-old William Francis Duffy of Attleboro mass arranged and assisted a 31 year old woman in escaping from a group home after having a 3 week ongoing online chat on a website for abused women. The victim had some reported mental health issues. Duffy took the victim to his summer camp in Sebago Maine, where he allegedly assaulted her. The victim managed to dial 911 during the assault, hiding the cell phone under her pillow. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded rapidly , and managed to detain Duffy. He is being charged with 4 counts of Gross Sexual Assault and 2 counts of Unlawful Sexual Contact. The investigation is still on going.
Brownfield M.E. – The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of car thefts, including two in which the stolen vehicles were dumped in the Saco River. Four cars were reported stolen in Brownfield and Hiram on Thursday and Friday. Two of them were found in the river on Sunday near the Hiram and Brownfield town line on Route 113. They were both removed from the water but are considered a total loss. The other two vehicles were also recovered but both suffered damaged, including one that had been torched. Police say in all four cases, the owners left their keys in the cars, and are urging people in the area to remove their keys and lock up. Police think the thefts are related. There have been no arrests.
Concord N.H. – The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday that would remove the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed firearm, a significant change to the state’s gun laws. The Senate had already passed the bill. There was a slight change in the language of the bill so it will first go back to the upper chamber for a second vote before going to Gov. Maggie Hassan. The governor plans to veto it saying in a statement “By passing Senate Bill 116, the legislature would be taking a step away from our tradition of common-sense gun laws, and I intend to veto this measure” Current law requires anyone who wants to carry a gun concealed such as in a purse or under a coat to get a license from local law enforcement or officials. This bill would allow anyone who can own a gun to carry it hidden without the license. Maine is considering similar legislation and Vermont already has so-called “constitutional carry” laws.
Photo Courtesy of Kickstarter Pinkhams Grant N.H. – As a result of a kickstarter campaign the Volunteer ski patrol was able to get some new equipment. According to the kickstarter page the campaign started by members of the Time for Tuckerman website sought to have James Niehues create a trail map style illustration of Mount […]
Bartlett – The 2015 Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen Scholarship Pageant was held on Sunday, April 26th at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett. Young ladies representing Chocorua, Conway, Glen, Intervale and Tamworth competed in the 26th year of this scholarship program. A month of rehearsals led up to the day-long event. During the […]