AUGUSTA — A jury on Friday convicted Clifford A. Dumont II, 63, of Benton, of charges of cultivating marijuana and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

A judge fined Dumont $400 on each count after the one-day trial in Kennebec County Superior Court. Dumont acted as his own attorney.

The offenses occurred June 22 in Benton.

Sidney man pleadsguilty to OUI

AUGUSTA — Jeffery Tabb, 49, of Sidney pleaded guilty Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court to a charge of operating under the influence.

In a case that had been scheduled for trial, Tabb was sentenced to seven days in jail, fined $500 and had his driver’s license was suspended for 90 days.

The offense occurred Feb. 3 in Augusta.

Subdivisions on Vassalboro agenda

VASSALBORO — Two subdivision amendments and two business proposals are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting.

Board members are scheduled to discuss applications:

* from Lorilee Michael and Nicholas Dumont, to operate a cooking-related business — such as a catering business, perhaps a cooking school or small restaurant — from a building at 276 Dunham Road;

* from Alex Murphy, doing business as Mainemade Dogsleds, to continue the business at 74 Whitehouse Road;

* from Richard and Joanne Bradstreet, to adjust lot lines in the Sherwood Forest subdivision; and

* from Leo Barnett, for an expansion of the Old Meadow Road subdivision.

The Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Office.

Turnpike repairsto affect traffic

FALMOUTH — The Maine Turnpike Authority will intermittently stop traffic southbound from 10 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday to continue emergency bridge repair work at mile marker 56, weather permitting.

Traffic will be occasionally halted to accommodate the removal of a damaged steel beam on the bridge that carries Hurricane Road over the Turnpike at mile 56.6. The damage is a result of a passing truck recently striking the bridge.

Motorists should be prepared for trip delays or seek alternate travel routes.

Vets’ holiday meal to be Nov. 10

HALLOWELL — Spectrum Generations will offer a free lunch to veterans at three of its community centers on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The date was incorrect in Friday’s Kennebec Journal.

The meal will be free for veterans, but anyone is welcome for a fee.

The Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, will serve carved ham with country mustard, lemon butter fish, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, garden salad and homemade bread pudding from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Meals also are being prepared at community centers in Damariscotta and Waterville.

Call 626-7777 for more information or to make a reservation.

Blaine House food drive today

AUGUSTA — The Blaine House Food Drive for the Homeless will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Blaine House.

This is the second of three open houses at the Blaine House to encourage food donations to be given to those in need, according to a news release from Gov. Paul LePage’s office.

The governor invites the public to tour his residence, the Blaine House. Coffee and treats will be available in exchange for nonperishable food items, which will be donated to local homeless shelters.

Compiled from staff reports


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