Things You Need to Know Today: Gardiner Walking Trail Project gets Boost
Here are the things you need to know today......
Gardiner officials took the step this week to create a public path along Cobboseecontee Stream. According to centralmaine.com the Gardiner Rotary and others would help play for the project.
Two men were arrested when they got off the bus in Augusta this weekend. According to WABI each had crack and heroin. One man is from New York and the other is from Fairfield.
From the Associated Press:
A nonprofit group led by a Republican state legislator is being penalized $672 for failing to disclose spending on a campaign flier targeting Democratic Rep. Jeff McCabe. The Maine Ethics Commission contacted Republican Rep. Larry Lockman of Amherst after the Morning Sentinel reported on the fliers.
Gas prices haven't moved much in northern New England over the last week. GasBuddy shows that the average retail price stayed the same in Maine and Vermont, at $2.27 a gallon.
The challenge of bringing broadband to rural Maine communities is getting a closer look. Officials from rural states are gathering in Hallowell on Tuesday to discuss what works when expanding broadband infrastructure and access. Speakers include an Isleboro official who is overseeing the implementation of the first island gigabit network.
A new poll says young Americans across races and ethnicities are now more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump for president. Clinton's largest advantage is among young African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans, but the GenForward poll also shows a shift to her among young whites in the last month. GenForward is a survey of adults age 18 to 30 by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
At least 59 people are dead following an hours-long attack by a group of militants, including suicide bombers who stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta. Officials say most of the dead are police trainees. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities are blaming the Taliban and al-Qaida-linked groups.
An Iranian-American held in Tehran reportedly has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Robin Shahini tells Vice News in an interview aired late Monday that he "just laughed" after hearing his sentence, which was handed down after he was convicted of "collaboration with a hostile government." Shahini, a graduate student who lives in San Diego, was detained July 11 while visiting family in Iran.