Articles by Darcie Moore

 

State plans to take down historic Topsham-Brunswick bridge unless locals come up with $1 million for repairs

By Darcie Moore on May 30, 2013, at 4:36 p.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation officials said they are planning to remove the closed Black Bridge unless the two communities it connects decide to invest in its repair or replacement. Wayne Frankhauser, an assistant manager for the department, said the span is unique and that he has “never …

Topsham police looking for two males who allegedly broke into woman’s home

By Darcie Moore on May 30, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine — Topsham police are still looking for two male subjects an older woman found in her home early this morning. Lt. Fred Dunn said officers Michael Laurence and Bruce Swanson were called to a home on Bridge Street at 2:53 a.m. after a woman, apparently awoken by noise, …
William Smith, choking up, apologizes to the victim, investigators and court Wednesday for his accessory role in a burglary that took place in a Bowdoinham residence Jan. 21, 2012, on Carding Machine Road.

Bowdoinham home health aide who tipped off burglars about client’s prescription drugs sentenced to jail

By Darcie Moore on May 30, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
WEST BATH, Maine — A former Bowdoinham man will serve 30 days of a three-year jail sentence for his role as an accomplice in a 2012 Bowdoinham home invasion and burglary. William Smith, 37, of Pittsfield who had pleaded guilty to burglary, punishable by a maximum of 10 years in …

Classic Chevy Camaro crashes along Route 1 in Brunswick

By Darcie Moore on May 12, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Chevy Camaro drove off a foggy Route 1 and into a tree this morning in Brunswick. The crash, reported at about 6:53 a.m., happened on Route 1 northbound approximately a mile beyond the Cook’s Corner exit. The driver was transported to Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Brunswick …

Report: Two 12-year-old boys started Topsham fire

By Darcie Moore on May 06, 2013, at 6:44 a.m.
A fire that drew three fire departments and burned about 1.5 acres of woods last week along Route 196 was started by two 12-year-old Topsham boys playing with a lighter, officials say. Topsham firefighters went to the woods fire with Brunswick and Lisbon departments at 2:55 p.m. Sunday and had …

Police investigating crash that injured two in West Bath

By Darcie Moore on May 06, 2013, at 6:36 a.m.
WEST BATH, Maine — A two-vehicle crash that sent two people to the hospital may have been caused by a driver operating under the influence. The collision at State and Foster’s Point roads was reported about 2:20 p.m. Sunday. Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Anderson said that according to witnesses, …

Brush fire on Sunday burns an acre and a half in Topsham

By Darcie Moore on April 29, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine — The Maine Forest Service is probing the cause of a woods fire that burned about an acre and a half Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported at 2:55 p.m. in a wooded area of the Harry C. Crooker & Sons pit along Route 196, Topsham Fire Department …

Program supporters lament proposed phase-out of Chinese classes in Topsham schools

By Darcie Moore on April 23, 2013, at 5:08 p.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine — Strips of bright red paper laced with Chinese characters line the outer wall of the Chinese Language and Culture classroom. Teacher Juan Wang tells her students such “spring calligraphy” adorns houses in China to celebrate Chinese New Year. Wang tells stories of various festivals from her native …

Death of Harpswell man ruled drowning

By Darcie Moore on April 22, 2013, at 6:41 a.m.
HARPSWELL, Maine — The state medical examiner says a 28-year-old Harpswell man whose body was found on Bailey Island in Harpswell on Thursday morning had drowned. The body of Ryan Johnson, who lived with his mother in Harpswell, was found on the shore near Garrison Cove Road, according to Capt. …

Woolwich man killed in car crash near home

By Darcie Moore on April 10, 2013, at 10:53 p.m.
WOOLWICH, Maine — A 59-year-old Woolwich man was killed Wednesday night after the car he was driving hit a tree. Police said Wednesday they believe speed and alcohol are contributing factors in the crash. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the crash that killed Duane K. York, …

Saco woman arrested after alleged knife fight at Richmond trailer park

By Darcie Moore on April 02, 2013, at 5:46 a.m.
Police arrested a Saco woman who became involved in an altercation with a man while holding a knife Sunday morning. Richmond police Sgt. Adam Garland said he and another officer responded at 10 a.m. to a report that neighbors in a Hatch Street trailer park were involved in a fight …

Woolwich man gets combative after he’s spotted urinating in public, police say

By Darcie Moore on April 01, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Police arrested a Woolwich man they say became combative after they tried to issue him a warning for urinating in public early Sunday morning. At around 1:23 a.m., police reportedly spotted a man urinating on a fence in direct view of Maine Street near Cumberland Street. Brunswick …

Baby chickens die in Bowdoinham house fire ignited by heat lamp

By Darcie Moore on March 29, 2013, at 2:42 p.m.
BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Firefighters from three departments quickly squelched a fire that broke out in an upstairs room of a Carding Machine Road home early this morning before the house was seriously damaged. Bowdoinham Fire Chief Jack Tourtelotte said firefighters were called at 1:17 a.m. to 256 Carding Machine Road …

Stuck 1,200-pound horse poses challenge for Brunswick rescuers

By Darcie Moore on March 18, 2013, at 5:29 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Rescue personnel were put to the test when they were called to assist with a horse who had fallen and become stuck inside a moving trailer Sunday morning. Brunswick Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan said police were called to the area of the old Cumberland Farms building …
Demolition crews take down the building that once housed Graziano's Casa Mia restaurant, a landmark in Lisbon and in Maine's boxing community for the memorabilia displayed there for decades by the Graziano family. In its place will be a new restaurant.

Landmark boxing-themed restaurant in Lisbon torn down to make way for new eatery

By Darcie Moore on March 15, 2013, at 4:17 p.m.
LISBON, Maine — As one era ended Thursday with the demolition of the landmark Graziano’s Casa Mia Restaurant, another has begun, the new owners of the property said. But it was a sad day for those who looked on as a crew from Lisbon-based Longchamps and Sons began carefully tearing …

Home to landmark Lisbon restaurant Graziano’s demolished

By Darcie Moore on March 14, 2013, at 3:56 p.m.
LISBON, Maine — With excavators and front-end loaders, Lisbon-based Longchamps and Sons is carefully tearing down the longtime fixture along Route 196 that was Graziano’s, ending an era that many Lisbon residents stopped to watch end. After the demolition, the corner of Lisbon Street and Village Street will be rebuilt …

Brunswick woman wakes to find intruder wearing head lamp in her home

By Darcie Moore on March 12, 2013, at 3:06 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Local police say a woman was woken early Tuesday morning by a sound downstairs and found it was an intruder wearing a head lamp inside the Boody Street residence. After she was roused by the noise, the woman went downstairs to the first floor. As she made …

11-year-old injured in Bowdoin snowmobile crash

By Darcie Moore on March 11, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.
BOWDOIN, Maine — An 11-year-old boy hurt in a snowmobile crash Saturday was taken to a Lewiston hospital. Bowdoin Fire Chief Tom Garrepy said firefighters responded to 67 Roberts Road at 11:58 a.m. for report of a boy injured in a snowmobile crash. According to the Maine Warden Service, which …
Topsham Fire and Rescue workers head down towards the rocks below the Frank J. Wood or "Green" Bridge to retrieve the body of a man police say apparently jumped from the bridge earlier today. He was spotted by a passerby who called 911. Police were dispatched to the scene at 2:41 p.m.

Deceased man found under Topsham bridge, apparently jumped

By Darcie Moore on March 10, 2013, at 4:42 p.m.
TOPSHAM, Maine — Topsham fire, rescue and police were called to the Frank J. Wood Bridge or “Green Bridge” shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday after a passerby spotted a body underneath the bridge and called 911. Sgt. Robert Ramsay of the Topsham Police Department said police were called to the …

Massage therapist pleads not guilty to sexual assault

By Darcie Moore on March 05, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.
BATH, Maine — A Topsham massage therapist charged with gross sexual assault in September 2012 pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday in Sagadahoc County Superior Court. Lionel J. Beaucage, 55, of Brunswick was arrested Sept. 18 and charged with gross sexual assault stemming from a complaint lodged with Topsham …
 
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