DA Provides Update On Missing Wesley Money

by Ruth Leubecker

More than two years after $44,000 went missing from the Wesley town office, District Attorney Matt Foster has admitted that he has no idea when the investigation will end.

Last week when reports surfaced that the case had been solved, the thief identified and a plan for payback was in the works, Foster responded. “That is completely untrue. The investigation continues,” he said. “The former sheriff’s department is not familiar with these types of financial crimes, and that’s why this has taken so long.”

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History-Making Lobster Drop Hails 2016 WA & Pat’s Present Premiere Event

by Bill Kitchen

When Bill Burke, organizer of the first annual Downeast Lobstah Drop, set out to get a very special lobster built, he never dared hope for a bug like this one, but perhaps he should have.

“It would be coming from here. Downeast. Bold Coast,” he explained. “We’ve got the biggest lobsters around, so it just makes sense.”

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Third Annual Holiday Art Show at Peabody Memorial Library

Pictured above are two pieces from the holiday art show happening until January 16th, for more info call 497-3003.

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Zablotny Record Chronicles ‘Health Care Nightmare’

by Ruth Leubecker

Seven years after Reid Emery discharged himself from the hospital against medical advice and subsequently died in the snow, the legal wrangling to decide the case continues.

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Area Sheriffs Analyze Effects of Cutting Incarceration

by Ruth Leubecker

The spiraling costs of a criminal justice system have led to official proposals to reduce incarceration for lesser crimes. 

Although a controversial proposition, 130 seasoned law enforcement professionals from all 50 states recently launched Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration. Believing that incarceration and crime can be cut simultaneously, the group seeks to shift its methods to address today’s alarming numbers.

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