WINTHROP — Scott L. Davis, 60, of Winthrop, announced recently that he’s running as a Republican candidate for House District 82, which consists of Winthrop and Readfield. 

The seat is held now by Patrick Flood, a Republican who is completing his fourth term and unable to seek re-election because of the state’s term limit law.

“I am running because I want to give back to the community, which has given my family and me so much,” Davis said in a news release.

“I want to be a part of sustaining the values that make our state and communities unique, and I want to work with community members and leaders to create new opportunities.”

Davis is president of the board of DFD Russell Medical Centers and was appointed recently to the original board of the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association by Maine’s Superintendent of Insurance.

Davis grew up in Monmouth. He has lived in Winthrop since 1977. He and his wife, Holly, a school nurse in Regional School Unit 38, have three children, Ian, Nate and Arica.

Davis’ father, Lee Davis, served in the Legislature from 1978 to 1988.

Kennebec County GOP dinner Friday

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec County Republican Committee will hold its 2012 Lincoln Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at the Augusta Lodge of Elks, 397 Civic Center Drive.

The keynote speaker will be State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin. The guest speaker will be Gov. Paul LePage.

A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Registration costs $35. Call Jonathan D. Yellowbear at 402-5429 or Elaine Bridge at 623-3794.

Beach Boys scheduled to play in Bangor

BANGOR — Good vibrations are coming to Maine this summer.

Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray told the Bangor Daily News that the Beach Boys are scheduled to perform in Bangor this summer as part of their 50-state, 50th anniversary tour.

It will be the first time in two decades that the three surviving members of the band will perform together with two other longtime members.

Bangor is scheduled to host the kings of summer beach music on June 22, at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion.

Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 24.

The Beach Boys have had 13 Top ten U.S. hits, including four No. 1 singles.

Waldo-Hancock Bridge coming down

VERONA ISLAND — The 86-year-old Waldo-Hancock Bridge that spans the Penobscot River in the shadow of its modern replacement is coming down.

Maine transportation officials say removal of the suspension bridge linking Verona Island and Prospect is expected to begin in the late summer, more than five years after the Penobscot Narrows Bridge opened.

The $7.6 million removal project is expected to take nearly a year, with the bulk of the deconstruction occurring next fall and winter in order to minimize effects on endangered fish and birds that live and breed on or below the bridge.

Douglas Coombs, assistant project manager with the Maine Department of Transportation, told the Bangor Daily News the agency plans to solicit bids for the project in mid-June with prep work beginning by mid-August or early September.

Guard injured in skirmish at jail

ALFRED — Officials say a Maine jail guard suffered a concussion and required hospitalization after being injured in a skirmish with an inmate at the York County Jail.

Maj. William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office says Sgt. Jill Brooks was injured at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when she and another corrections officer struggled with an inmate who was refusing to return to his maximum-security cell.

During the scuffle, the inmate fell on top of Brooks, who struck her head and lost consciousness momentarily.

Brooks was taken to Goodall Hospital in Sanford, where she was treated and later released.

Officials put the jail into lockdown as a precautionary measure and are making arrangement to transfer the inmate, who wasn’t hurt.

Compiled from staff, wire reports


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