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Friday, June 11, 2010

State Launches Turnpike Authority Probe

There are few ways better than turnpikes and delis to launder cash.


Just Google turnpike money laundering.


Oh well.......


Here's the story.......

state oversight office has launched an investigation into the performance of the Maine Turnpike Authority, after a preliminary review raised questions over the authority's revenues.

The Office of Program Evaluation and Governmental Accountability is looking deeper into MTA's operations after a two-month-long review that ended in April determined the authority had not provided any revenue to the state since the mid-1990s, according to Seacoast Online. MTA is required to transfer to the Maine Department of Transportation annually any operating surplus, according to the Sensible Transportation Act. MTA in the past has said that $40 million in bonds it issued to fund DOT bridge projects and payment on those bonds has replaced its annual payment.


http://www.mainebiz.biz/news46390.html

Escaped felon arrested at Owls Head Light State Park

Oh brother........

MC

 By Staff

An escaped prisoner was arrested June 10 after an intensive investigation by a team of law enforcement officers led by the U.S. Marshals Service's Southern Maine Violent Crimes Task Force.

Wayne Collamore had been wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for escape since May 28 when he walked away from a U.S. Bureau of Prisons halfway house in Portland.

Collamore was arrested at Owls Head Light State Park at approximately 2 p.m. on June 10, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

He was arrested by deputy U.S. marshals without incident after he was spotted in a car that was reported stolen June 10 to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle was stolen from Round Pond and officers from agencies throughout the Midcoast were on the lookout. Collamore was sleeping at the wheel when law enforcement officers approached the vehicle and arrested him.


http://knox.villagesoup.com/news/story/escaped-felon-arrested-at-owls-head-light-state-park/331627

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Samoset Village Cottages Rockport Maine for Rent

1, 2, 3 bedroom luxurious furnished cottage homes complete with porch, garage, fireplace, and ocean and golf course views. On the fairways of the AAA Four-Diamond Samoset Resort featuring golf, tennis, health club, indoor pool at the resort and outdoor pool at the Samoset Village.

http://knox.villagesoup.com/classifieds/view/cottages/samoset-village/329777

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Warren Maine Mobile Home for Rent -- $750 Month Plus

Warren is a beautiful place, and I'm not sure where this mobile home is located.

But come on......$750 a month plus utilities?

Geez.

That's pricey......you could buy one for $20,000, stick it on vacant slab somewhere, and your payment would be under $200.

but yes....you'd have to cough up $20k.

I just think this rent is too high...especially in a Depression, and with hundreds of rentals available.

Marc Charles



3BR on private lot. Convenient location, 1/2 mile from Rt. 1. $750/mo. plus utils.
273-2245

http://knox.villagesoup.com/classifieds/view/mobile-homes/warren/328563

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sheriff's office needs to focus on community

By Tim Hoppe

There’s an outdated approach to running a sheriff’s office, and a leading-edge approach that reflects modern best-practice policing.

The outdated approach focuses on obsolete notions of hierarchy, job descriptions, scheduling, territory and rules. From this perspective, the role of the sheriff’s office is to catch lawbreakers, run jails, transport prisoners and serve legal notices.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Waldoboro holds town warrant review, selectmen approve fire truck bid

Look.....

Nobody....especially politians, town council members, mayors, Congressmen....whomever......rarely do what's right. They do what has always been done.

You don't need firetrucks...especially not NEW firetrucks.

Towns are broke...and yet they keep borrowing money and raising taxes.

It doesn't work....plain and simple.

Policer cars and fire trucks are boondoggles.

Granted....once in awhile you need this stuff. But not NEW and not by borrowing money.

Half of the brand new police cars and fire trucks sit in the station 98% of the time doing nothing.

The brand new $350,000 ladder truck in Rockland Maine has only been used a couple of times.

Oh....and it reaches taller than any buildings in Rockland :)

MC

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Waldoboro — In years past, hundreds of Waldoboro residents have packed the Miller School gym to debate and vote on the municipal budget, proposed ordinance changes and other annual decisions. Now those decisions are made at the polls, but the town still holds a public hearing for voters to ask questions and learn about the issues.

http://knox.villagesoup.com