WINTHROP — The Bailey Public Library will host District Attorney Maeghan Maloney at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 39 Bowdoin St.

Maloney will discuss the North Pond Hermit case and Michael Finkel’s book, “The Stranger in the Woods.” Maloney also will discuss related topics such as alternative sentencing.

Maloney is the District Attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties and was the prosecutor the the case.

As a child, she lived in the Tall Pines Low Income Housing Project in Lewiston until her family moved to Turner, where she graduated from Leavitt High School in 1989. She received scholarships to attend Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School.

After graduation, she worked as a prosecutor in Portland, Oregon, starting in the trial unit until she was promoted to run the forfeiture unit. She spent a year in Asia working to stop domestic violence on a Luce Fellowship. In Maine, she worked as an assistant attorney general before being elected to the Maine legislature.

The event is part of the ongoing Winthrop Lakes Region Forum and is sponsored by the Winthrop Public Library Foundation.

For more information, contact Richard Fortin at 377-8673, [email protected] or visit

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