Things You Need to Know Today: $20M for a Downtown Waterville Fund
Here are the things you need to know today......
Gov LePage has concerns over elections. According to WGME those include allegations of voter fraud and he feels Maine elections will not be legitimate until Maine has a voter ID law.
Police say it was a tragic accident in Burnham when a grandfather backed a tractor over his grandson. According to WGME, the boy died at the hospital of his injuries.
The Harold Alfond Foundation and Colby College announced the $20 million joint gift for a "downtown fund". According to WCSH it will help further projects aimed at developing downtown.
An auditor with the state says DHHS has “improperly managed” more than $13 million in federal welfare funding. According to centralmaine.com the money was for kids and their families and went into a program for the elderly and adults with disabilities.
From the Associated Press:
Prosecutors have dropped a criminal charge against a mechanic who worked at a Maine farm at the time of a fatal hayride crash in exchange for his testimony against the business. The Sun Journal reports that Androscoggin County prosecutors last week dropped the case against Philip Theberge, who had been charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.