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Biddeford Kennebunk Wells Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - September 5, 1980, Biddeford, Maine 14-journal Tribune Friday sept. 5, 1980 charter panel candidates under deadline by Karen Jeffrey Sanford Bureau Sanford a with petitions due in the Secretary of states office by 5 . Tuesday sept. 9, most of those who have taken out papers to run for the county charter commission Are still seeking the signatures needed to make them legitimate candidates. A total of eight from York county s three commission districts have announced their intention to run but of those All but two Are still looking for the required 300 signatures necessary to make their running papers Complete. From District i which includes Parsonsfield. Cornish Limington Limerick Acton Lebanon North Berwick Berwick South Berwick Eliot Kittery Waterboro Hollis and Buxton three people have taken out running papers and those three Are still looking for registered voters to sign the papers. John usher Hollis selectman and lifelong Hollis Buxton resident says his papers arrived earlier this week and he has just begun seeking signatures. Usher a teacher and department chairman at Sanford vocational technical High school feels that the charter commission and the charter Issue is confusing to Many voters. A i think a lot of people Are not familiar with this Issue a he says. Quot i went to an informational meeting on it in Sanford and came away from the meeting thinking it might be something id be interested in working Hollis resident Joan Louden says an interest in government Lead her to seek running papers and like usher As Well As the third candidate from the District Daniel Cookson of West Buxton Louden is still looking for signatures of registered voters. Louden a graduate of Bryn mawr College in Pennsylvania says she is eager to learn about county government. Cookson who works As a production scheduler for Reece corp., Gorham is married and the charter commission a bust from Page one the first prosecuted under legislation passed this year calling for a five year prison term for Possession of marijuana Worth Between $2,000 and . At an arraignment thursday in Dukes county District court the nine defendants pleaded innocent to charges of Possession with intent to distribute Possession and conspiracy to violate Federal narcotic Laws. The eight tons of marijuana which was confiscated by police from the vans and a 20-room mansion that police say was rented by Jacobson has an estimated Street value of around $4.5 million. Officials say Maine and Massachusetts authorities along with Federal narcotics agents have been on the Trail of the purported smuggling ring for la months. The investigation began in Maine and then moved to the islands off Cape cod when the ring apparently switched its base of operation. Police say the group had been under constant surveillance for 36 hours leading up to the arrests wednesday. More than 40 Law enforcement agents from Maine and Massachusetts participated under a federally sponsored program for joint state cooperation designed to Aid local and state officials in major drug investigations. Capt. Melvin Graves of the Maine department of special investigations who has been on the Case since last october declined comment today on most questions about the investigation. He did say however that More arrests Are anticipated. Thursday Cpl. Paul Beloff of the Massachusetts Public safety office confirmed that the ring had been infiltrated by an undercover informant. He would not say if the informant was from Maine or Massachusetts. Also a couple who worked with police posed As residents at a House in the push Katama Section of Martha a Vineyard next door to where some of the suspects were arrested wednesday. Other suspects arrested along with Jacobson were Peter Mccarthy 37, of Kennebunkport Richard s. Low jr., 36, and his wife Darlene of Kennebunkport and Edgartown Norma l. Billinsky 41, of Saco Elizabeth w. Schmidt 31, of Garrison my. Mark w. Brewer 30, of Kensington . Anthony Roumeliotis 29, of Haverhill mass. And Kurtland Wood 35, of Lunenberg Nova Scotia. Represents his first foray into county government. In District 2, which represents Biddeford Arundel Wells Kennebunk Kennebunkport and York two veterans from the political scene Are running for the two seats on the charter commission. James Mcmahon soon to be retired state represent Ive from Kennebunk and co author of the county Home Rule Bill was the first in York county to declare his intention for a charter commission seat. Unlike most candidates Mcmahon has received the required signatures and is in the process of getting them certified. Mcmahon has spent the summer talking with groups around York county about the Home Rule Bill explaining what it Means and How a charter commission will work. Also running from this District is Biddeford Charles Plourde a former City councilman and former member of the Biddeford charter review. Plourde works As a full time elementary teacher at St. Thomas school in Sanford teaches adult education in Biddeford and has taught in the past at York county Community College. District 3, which includes old Orchard Beach Saco Dayton Lyman Alfred Shapleigh and Sanford has three candidates in the running. Springvale businessman Joel Plourde is making his first entry into county level government. And As the owner of Stanley hardware in Springvale he says a longstanding interest in government and a decision to a do his part Quot led to his running. Plourde no relation to Charles Plourde is a former fort Kent native is married and lives in Springvale with his wife and two daughters. He is a former labor management relations specialist and was graduated from northeastern University Boston with a degree in business administration. Saco native Newton Sanborn is also running in District 3. Sanborn served three years As a Saco City councilman and says he attended hearings in Augusta convinced him of the need for county Home Rule. The third candidate hoping for a seat on the charter commission from the third District is Southern Maine regional planning lawyer Madge Baker. Baker is a Shapleigh resident and graduate of the University of Maine Law school. Legislation enabling counties to adopt Charters and run their own shows at budget time was passed through the legislature earlier this year. And York county residents will be among voters in seven Maine counties going to the polls in november to vote on county charter referendums. Sad 71 from Page one two town meeting to renegotiate the local Cost share formula Between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport that Many Kennebunkport residents feel is unfair. Prior attempts to revise the funding formula have been unsuccessful because any change that would Benefit Kennebunkport would increase taxes in Kennebunk. The Kennebunk Board of selectmen was invited to attend thursdays meeting but declined according to chairman Michael Phelps. The dissolution controversy in Kennebunkport had All but faded before the first vote on the building plan last month. When the project was Defeated by a slim 70 votes More and More people began talking about the dissolution of the 12-year-old school District once again. A i grudgingly supported the building plan last time a Phelps said. A but i wont again. This process has to Stop thursdays meeting was called at the request of selectman Carl Bartlett who visited a school in Moulton Boro ., which he says Kennebunkport could use As a Model for its own Small High school. He said the town could probably build a similar school for around $2 million. But Martin today scoffed at the plan and said Bartlett should know that schools cannot be built cheaply. A i know about that school he is referring to a Martin said. A and the town has a debt service of Over a half million dollars on a 10-year Bond. Also they Are having problems with their operation Cost nevertheless most of the Kennebunkport Board members Are now enthusiastic about pursuing the possibility of building a Small 200-Pupil High school in the town. They plan to schedule a bus trip to Moulton Boro for residents to see firsthand How one town broke from a school District and built its own school. Truck Accident disrupts Power in Alfred area Alfred a electrical Power was lost at the York county courthouse sheriffs department and several Alfred Homes for about two hours thursday afternoon As the result of a traffic Accident that left at least 18 junked cars spilled across route 4 near the Alfred Sanford line. Milton Newton 33, Lisbon Falls Driver of a tractor trailer carrying junked cars escaped serious injury when the vehicle he was driving overturned on route 4. Newton told sheriffs department deputies that he was travelling West when he was forced onto the gravel shoulder of he Highway by an oncoming car. The trailer truck rolled along the shoulder for several Hundred feet before lipping Over when a wheel struck a Hole a a Ive wreckers were called to assist in the lean up operation. A Utility pole and dec trial transformer were knocked Down luring the Accident. Deputy Joanne Levine from the sheriffs department is investigating the Accident. A farm from Page one he says. More Likely lobster hatcheries would be used much As fish hatcheries now Are a to restock Waters in which they re grown says Plante. Right now the research team Hasni to figured out a Way to make the process inexpensive. A you done to get up in the morning and have All the answers a he says. There is talk of setting up another state run aquaculture Center. According to Harold Hanson r Kennebunkport a member of the states Marine resources committee Quot there is some support for it but the Money is the possibility of setting up a farm near the state department of Marine resources testing Center in Boothbay Harbor for a sum ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 had been discussed but committee members decided they would like to see More private Industry in aquaculture instead. Similar aquaculture experiments Are occurring at such places As the University of Rhode Island and the University of California. A lobsters Cloudy reflections on Taylors Pond in Lyman York county news briefs Biddeford claims buildings Biddeford a the City plans to claim two Alfred Street buildings to make Way for downtown redevelopment. Councillors voted tuesday to initiate eminent Domain proceedings on properties owned by a Massachusetts woman at 53-59 Alfred St., the site of Joe s donuts shop and 61-63 Alfred St., a residential apartment next to the Peacock lounge. The City will offer owner Jacqueline Lemieux of Lawrence $70,000 for the properties. These funds will be supplied through the Community development program a three year federally sponsored project plans to renovate housing and improve the downtown area. The City has had the Lemieux properties appraised several times and officials feel their offer is a reasonable one. Apparently officials report the owner is seeking a substantially higher sum. Fire station plans on Back Burner Biddeford a plans for a new Central fire station at five Points have been put on the Back Burner and City officials seem to be at a standstill Over what to do next. Councillors tuesday killed a proposal to Purchase a site at five Points that had been recommended for a new facility by a study committee. In a 5 to 3 vote councillors casting negative ballots Felt the $100,000 Price tag on the nine tenths of an acre lot owned by Harry b. Center was too expensive. After the vote mayor Roger l. Frechette asked councillors to decide what course the City should follow to provide up to Date fire Protection for residents. A right now ifs hanging a one said and he requested councillors give the study committee which worked for several months preparing its recommendations some direction a on which Way to councillors agreed to meet with members of the study committee tuesday sept. 9 at 7 45 ., in City Hall to try and come up with a course of action. Dilemma Over bail request unresolved Portland Maine up a judges should have discretion to Grant bail pending Appeal for those found guilty of capital crimes attorneys for convicted murderess Nancy a. Fredette told the Maine supreme judicial court. Provided Quot no person before conviction shall be bailable for capital offences when the proof is evident or the presumption great. A i cannot conceive it was thie intent of our legislature to deprive people chief Justice Vincent l. Mckusick in july denied bail for mrs. Fredette 36, pending Appeal of her murder conviction. The Appeal will probably not be considered by the High court until Early next year. The Mother of six was found guilty july i of murdering her husband Frederick in May 1978, and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Mckusick said the constitutional provision would also apply to deny bail after conviction for capital crimes. A historically. The Kings Bench had discretion in All cases a mrs. Glassman argued in appealing Mckusick a ruling. A we Are equating our senior court to the Kings Dench with discretion in All it assistant attorney general William r. Stokes said the Legislatures purpose in enacting the 1838 amendment a was to make sure those crimes that had been capital would continue to be and Justice Sidney w. Wermick was Uncertain just what the legislature intended. A i lie awake nights trying to figure out what ifs All about a we Mick said. A that s the great mystery Here and ifs been a great mystery since 1838. Photo by Richard Mei nuclear Issue airs sunday at Church Kennebunk both sides of the nuclear Issue will be aired at the Kennebunk unitarian Church at 10 30 . Sunday sept. 7. Sharing the pulpit will be Ray Shadis of the Maine nuclear re Ferenda committee and George Scheman of save Maine Yankee. After the service there will be written questions from the congregation. The program is being sponsored by the social concerns committee of the Church headed by Phyllis Claus of Kennebunkport. Auditions Portland a the choral arts society of Portland will hold auditions for membership sunday sept. 7. Anyone interested is asked to Call Robert Russell 797-8479. From Page one Hancock says he does no to buy a a chickens As the one Pound lobsters Are called. To buy Quot the run of the boat from a local lobster dealer would be to risk purchasing lobsters he would not use he says. At the lobster Pound dinners Are sold for about $5.95 a an increase of about 70 cents Over last summer prices. It was the Cost of such overhead expenses As utilities and wages which were reflected in the higher prices although the lobsters which had to be shipped from Canada at the Start of the season were costly he a indictments from Page one business for Many Many years and i done to let stolen property he said that As a dealer in scrap Gold and Silver a i have to presume that everybody who Sells to me. That 999 people out of 1,000 Are honest people. In a the Only dealer in new Hampshire who requires people to sign a receipt saying the items being sold belong to them. In a very robbery conscious because of that big robbery i had a couple of years the affidavit indicates that on two occasions Fennelly purchased Silver or jewelry without trying to determine where the items came from and without requiring identification from Hanson and Long. Fennelly said he could not specifically recall whether that was the Case a my memory does no to always hold True a he said. Fennelly explained that he is in the business of buying scrap jewelry Silver and Gold As Well As Selling to shirts and leather items. He said he uses the Mallet and stump to smash items he a purchasing to determine whether they Are solid Silver or simply plated. A two candelabras might have Silver Content Worth $18,�?� he said a but if i went strictly by weight it would come out to $80�?� because Many items Are a a weighted with epoxy or some non precious Metal. Fennelly stressed that he had cooperated with police who came to search his store and said he has helped police spot stolen items in the past. York county assistant District attorney Gene Libby said thursday afternoon that a no evidence was presented to this grand jury alleging any crimes by District attorney g. Arthur Brennan indicates that police Are still talking to Fennelly. Brennan also says there has been no indication during the investigation of any involvement by Fennelly a brother in Law and inactive partner in Bill and bobs . Attorney for new Hampshire William Shaheen. The two month joint investigation in Maine and new Hampshire will also result in evidence being presented to a new Hampshire grand jury probably next week according to a spokesman for the office of the new Hampshire attorney general. The investigation has involved police officers from the Multi jurisdictional investigative unit for York Ogunquit and Wells from the new Hampshire state police the Dover and Somersworth . Police departments the Strafford county sheriffs department and the Sanford police department and prosecutors from the Strafford county , and the York county District attorneys offices and the new Hampshire attorney general a office. A prepared news release by the investigators indicates that the investigation is still Active and numerous leads Are being pursued. In the indictments handed Down thursday Hanson and Long Are charged with a the aug. 2 burglary of the Carl Merrill Nome Ocean circuit Road York in which $30,000 Worth of Silver and Gold jewelry and Silver flatware was reportedly stolen a the july 29 burglary of the Raymond Goss Home in York in which $14,794 Worth of jewelry was reportedly taken and a the july 17 burglary of the Leonard Goldman Home Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport in which $39,626 Worth of Silver and jewelry was taken. In addition Hanson was indicted for the july 6 burglary of the Josephine Johann sen residence in York Harbor in which $10,000 Worth of jewelry was allegedly taken. County residents named in grand jury indictments Alfred a Twenty six indictments were handed Down by the York county grand jury thursday rising after three Days of deliberations. Four of the indictments were impounded by order of the court until the persons named have been apprehended by police. Among those indicted was Richard Tellier 21, of Ocean Park Road Saco charged with aggravated assault in the aug. 19 stabbing of proprietor Mike poli at Polis Market Biddeford. Tellier who has been held at the York county jail Alfred in lieu of bail since he was apprehended a few Days after the stabbing was due to appear in York county Superior court Alfred for arraignment this morning. Other persons indicted include John Drew 21, of third Avenue Ware mass., arson at the . Emery co., Kennebunk on aug. 17. Thomas Brunelle 21, of herring Street Extension Biddeford manslaughter aug. 24 at Saco. Richard p. Dickawicz 38, of North Road Cornish armed robbery at the Cornish Iga on aug. 27. Edward Ford 18, of Berwick burglary and theft of a Chain saw at the Robert Zwirn Home Berwick on aug. 5,1979, and burglary and theft of a Chain saw at a garage belonging to Kenneth Parent on dec. 30,1979. John Wingfield 19, of ferry Road Saco burglary May 30 at the Home of Lenora Tarr Camp Ellis. Christopher Allison 25, of Pease air Force base Newington ., burglary and attempted theft of la antique chairs May i at a barn belonging to Ruth Blaisdell of York. Mark Charest 20, of Berwick habitual offender motor vehicle aug. 14 at Berwick. Charles e. Gould 30, of George Street Biddeford habitual offender motor vehicle july 21 at Saco. Stephen m. Gurney 25, of Sabattus Street Lewiston habitual offender motor vehicle aug. I at Saco. Steven Howard no age Given of Burnt Mill Road Wells burglary and theft May 17 at the Wells Home of Greg Tetherly. A television and two tool boxes were taken. Timothy Bath 23, of pleasant Street Kennebunk burglary and attempted theft of a Sterling Silver service at the Home of Phyllis Hunter Kennebunk on july 26. Robert Karwanski 29, of Sanford burglary and attempted theft of a pair of binoculars six cases of Beer and a Quantity of cigarettes july 28 at the depot Stop store pleasant Street Springvale. Mark Clark 23, of main Street Sanford burglary and theft at Roger a supa Dolla cottage Street Sanford on july 27. Clark allegedly took cigarettes eight 16-ounce cans of malt liquor and a package of Rolls. Joseph Drosdek 19, of Surfside Avenue Saco burglary and theft of assorted leather goods at Haza inc., Lincoln Street Biddeford on May 22. Douglas Moss 23, Ryefield drive old Orchard Beach burglary and theft of Cash at the Marie Antoinette restaurant old Orchard Beach on aug. 3. Donald Goff 24, of main Street Saco two counts of aggravated assault May 31 at Biddeford. Gordon l. Pevear 48, of Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park Somersworth ., rape on feb. 20 at Kittery. Five men were named in an indictment charging that they robbed the sea Breeze Motel in old Orchard Beach on aug. 13. They Are identified As Sherburne Hayes 18, of Ivy Avenue old Orchard Beach Austin Presby 19, of Hillside Avenue old Orchard Beach Joseph Cleaves 19, of Ocean Avenue old Orchard Beach Darryl Munger 20, of Dunman Lane Houston Texas. No age and address were available on the fifth Man. Five Biddeford men have been indicted for aggravated criminal mischief in connection with incidents april 26 in Biddeford in which two cars one a City police Cruiser were damaged. They Are identified As Gilman Lamarre 19, of Pool Street Peter Lauzier 21, of 33 Miller ave. Joseph Goulet 18, of Willet Street Donald Ruck 18, of Elm Street and Robert Guilette 19, of Cleaves Street

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