Things You Need to Know Today: Madison Seeing Savings in New Policing Agreement
Here are the things you need to know today......
Madison is seeing a savings after the deal with the sheriff's office to do Madison's policing. According to centralmaine.com Madison has been reimbursed $79,500 because the deal came in under budget in its first year.
A note claiming to be a legal advisory has appeared on the campus of Bates College in Lewiston. According to the Sun Journal the information is not correct and is viewed by many at an attempt to keep some voters away from the polls.
From the Associated Press:
Stephen King is launching his latest work, "Hearts in Suspension," with a reading of the book at his alma mater, the University of Maine. The publication marks the 50th anniversary of King's entrance into UMaine in the fall of 1966. Monday evening, King plans to discuss his student days during the turbulent Vietnam War era at the Collins Center for the Arts.
Former President George H.W. Bush was once known for playing golf at breakneck speed. Now collectors have an opportunity to own some of his golfing history. Boston-based RR Auction has placed up for bid Bush's Titleist Scotty Cameron 'Big Sur' putter, his Callaway golf bag and a pair of size 11 Nike Air golf shoes. Also included are a couple of golf balls and a scorecard dated July 16, 2003.
A 123-year-old pair of blue jeans worth tens of thousands of dollars is still awaiting a new owner. Technical glitches on Saturday prevented the auction of the Levi's jeans purchased in 1893. The auctioneer in Maine said they'll be sold in coming days.
The Maine Warden Service is using dogs on the ground and helicopters in the air to search for a missing Medford woman. Wardens say 71-year-old Diana Estey is believed to have gone missing sometime around Wednesday. She was last seen on Monday.
A small group called Project Monhegan hopes to derail testing of two full-scale floating wind turbines 2½ miles off the island. The group says the Aqua Ventus pilot project would do "irreparable harm" to the island community. It's asking the University of Maine-led consortium that's developing the project to move the site farther away.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage, as an individual, is backing Mississippi's effort to reinstate a law letting merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. LePage was cited in a "friend of the court" brief filed by eight states.
Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program. The Portland Press Herald reports LePage sent a letter to Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday citing concerns about the vetting of refugees coming from countries such as Syria. LePage has made stricter immigration standards a pillar of his tenure, which has been sometimes marred by questionable comments and behavior including threats directed at a legislator.
Cities and towns across Maine are considering temporarily banning businesses from selling marijuana as voters prepare to decide Tuesday whether the drug can be legally sold in the state for recreational use. Passage would allow retail stores and social clubs to open around the state. However, municipalities would be allowed to decide whether to permit marijuana businesses in their town. Maine is one of five states that could legalize recreational marijuana on Election Day.
Hillary Clinton sees a "moment of reckoning," and says Americans must choose between "division and unity" on Election Day. Clinton is closing out her presidential campaign with a more positive message focused on uniting the country. During a stop in New Hampshire, she made an appeal to Americans of all political affiliations.
FBI Director James Comey has told Congress that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, the bureau remains opposed to bringing criminal charges. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Clinton is being protected by a "rigged system" and pronounced her "guilty," despite the FBI's conclusion.
A sharp earthquake has struck central Oklahoma with a magnitude of 5.0. The Cushing Police Department says there's "quite of bit of damage" from the earthquake but details were not immediately available. Photos posted to social media show piles of debris at the base of commercial buildings in the city.
Authorities plan to resume a grim search Monday for possible remains buried near Woodruff, South Carolina. A second body was found Sunday on the property where a woman was found alive and chained inside a metal container. A body found on the site Friday has been identified as the woman's boyfriend. A suspect is in custody.
There are fears that a sharp earthquake in a key oil hub in Oklahoma Sunday night might have damaged key infrastructure. Police say there was "quite a bit of damage" in the town of Cushing. City Manager Steve Spears says a few minor injuries have been reported and he questions whether some of the community's century-old buildings might be unsafe.