18 Feb WCME Midcoast News February 18, 2015
Terror in Brunswick
Multiple charges, one of which is aggravated assault, have been filed against a man said to have stabbed a teenager and to have terrorized several guests at a Valentine’s Day party at his home on Beverly Drive in Bay Bridge Estates, the mobile home park off Old Bath Road in Brunswick. 23-year-old Matthew Mansir is said to have stabbed an 18-year-old woman from Lisbon in the hand, causing her to be taken to the hospital. However, the woman’s injuries are said to be minor.
The staff of the Maine Public Utilities Commission recommends that a proposal from Grid Solar, a Portland company, to coordinate part of the state’s alternative energy supply process be rejected. The firm is involved in a pilot program in Boothbay using solar and other forms of alternative energy in what it says is a less costly alternative to a plan from Central Maine Power to enhance the state’s electric grid by building more transmission lines. A staff report indicates that Grid Solar’s corporate structure may be top-heavy.
A total of a quarter million dollars will be paid to a whistleblower, a co-worker and their attorney in a document-shredding case in which the workers said supervisors had retaliated against them after they refused to shred public documents. The Lewiston Sun-Journal reports that the settlement will pay 142 thousand dollars to Sharon Leahy-Lind and 22,500 dollars to co-worker Katie Lind.