U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lawrence Young, 54, of Lebanon, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge D. Brock Hornby to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court records, Young was discovered hunting with a 16-gauge shotgun in the area of Acton, Maine, on May 1. Young was prohibited from possessing firearms because of two prior felony convictions.
The community presented the Town of Acton's Boston Post Cane to its oldest resident, Louise Horn, 94, during a special ceremony at the Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 20. Approximately 35 of Horn's family members and friends gathered as selectmen presented her with a replica cane, a beautiful bouquet of roses, a certificate, and a commemorative lapel pin.
A former town official from Acton was found guilty Friday of 19 counts of tax evasion after an eight-day jury trial in York County Superior Court, Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced Monday. Richard Weymouth, 67, was found guilty of income, sales and use tax evasion from 2006 through 2012, as well as with homestead exemption fraud, Mills said.
Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced that, following an eight day trial, a York County Jury found Richard Weymouth, age 67, guilty of 19 counts of income, sales and use tax evasion from 2006 through 2012, as well as homestead exemption fraud. Weymouth resides in Acton, Maine, where he was elected to several terms of the budget committee and the road committee and where he operated a snow plow and excavation business, R.W. Construction Co.
When Lebanon resident Rebekah Thompson heard that the town's fire and rescue department wouldn't be holding its annual community festival, she knew someone had to step up to highlight how great the community is. At the same time, however, she didn't want to replace the fire and rescue department's festival.