An accident on Route 202 took the life of an Acton man on Thursday, Oct. 30. According to State Police, Antonio Vieira, 65, of Acton, was killed when his car collided with a pickup truck in Lebanon at approximately 8:30 p.m. The driver of the pickup, Clarence Butler, 37, of Springvale, sustained non-life threatening injuries but was transported by ambulance to Southern Maine Health Care's campus in Sanford. Troopers said the crash took place on Route 202, at the intersection of the Long Swamp Road.
Lebanon voters will help decide the race for state representative of District 20 on Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 4. District 20 includes Lebanon, Acton and a small portion of Shapleigh. The three candidates running for the seat all reside in Lebanon - Democrat Bettie Harris-Howard, Republican Karen Gerrish and write-in Harrison Thorpe.
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.