Things You Need to Know Today: Info Night on Head of Falls Project + NY/NJ Bombing Suspect Held on $5M Bail
Here are the things you need to know today......
Winthrop Schools made a budget mistake the department is short about $700,000. According to WCSH the mistake was a payment on the high school was listed a revenue. Several people looked at the budget but did not catch it. They are looking at ways to address the situation.
A special meeting will be help Wednesday night about the Head of Falls project in Waterville. According to centrlamine.com the public will be able to ask questions and share thoughts. It will happened 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the council chambers.
From the Associated Press:
A police officer is recovering after being stabbed five times by a 27 year-old man suspected of domestic violence five times. Lewiston Police Cpl. Michael Dumond received treatment for non-life threatening wounds to his hands and upper torso early Monday.
A Maine high school has turned to a computer program to educate its students after being unable to fill a vacant position for a foreign language teacher. With money already earmarked for the job, The Morning Sentinel reports Madison Area Memorial High School opted to purchase the Rosetta Stone program to serve as its full-time French and Spanish teacher.
Gas prices haven't changed much in northern New England over the last week. GasBuddy shows that the average retail price went up less than half a penny in Maine, to $2.22 a gallon.
The man suspected of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey is being held on $5.2 million bail. Ahmad Khan Rahami is charged with five counts of attempted murder after getting into a gunfight with police officers. Federal prosecutors say they're still weighing charges connected to the bombings that injured 29 people.
The Syrian conflict tops the agenda as world leaders gather at the United Nations Tuesday for their annual meeting. But the 135 heads of state and government and more than 50 ministers are facing global chaos, with rising ethnic and religious tension, fighting elsewhere in the Mideast and Africa, a warming planet, and unfulfilled goals to give every child in the world a primary school education and to achieve equality for women.