AUGUSTA — A status conference in the criminal case against former Chelsea selectman Carole J. Swan was postponed Tuesday at the request of her attorney.

Swan, 53, was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with aggravated forgery and criminal attempt, both felonies; and two counts of improper compensation for services, a misdemeanor.

The charges in Kennebec County Superior Court relate to accusations she solicited up to $20,000 in kickbacks from a plow contractor between Sept. 24, 2009, and Feb. 3, 2011, when she was chairman of the Chelsea Board of Selectmen.

The status conference was reset for Aug. 9.

“Carole was not indicted yet so we postponed the unnecessary gesture of coming in for a status conference,” Swan’s attorney, Leonard Sharon, said via email late Monday. “The word from the DA’s office is that she will be indicted soon.”

Manchester board to meet on Tuesday

MANCHESTER — The Planning Board meets Tuesday to visit two sites where property owners have proposed changes.


Planners, according to Code Enforcement Officer Paul Mitnik, will meet Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Office. But the meeting will begin with two site visits.

The first will be to the Marston residence at 53 Pine Cove Road, where Deborah Marston has proposed expanding a structure within the Shoreland Zone.

The second site visit will be to Jason Black’s automobile business at 55 Summerhaven Road, where he is seeking authorization to expand his permitted use of motor vehicle repairs to also include auto sales.

The board will consider both proposals at their meeting after they return to the Town Office.

Also scheduled for review is a proposal to expand a permitted use of motor vehicle sales to also include repairs, at 884 Western Ave., which, Mitnik said, formerly housed Sabattus Auto and Truck Sales.

Compiled from staff reports


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