Elected officials in the town of Jackman voted unanimously to fire the town manager, after his separatist views came under scrutiny. Tom Kawczynski accepted 30 thousand dollars in severance and agreed not to sue the town, but said that he wasn’t surrendering his first amendment rights.

An Aroostook County man faces manslaughter and aggravated assault charges stemming from a fight in October. Police say Jonathan Limary was charged after the man he fought with, Caribou resident Jean Bragdon, died from surgical complications after the hospital discharged him.

A bill before lawmakers would make it illegal for a sex offender to take pictures of children without the consent of their parents. Representative Matthew Pouliot’s bill is in response to a controversy in Augusta where parents complained to police about a similar situation but where told that the man wasn’t breaking any laws.

The crew of a fishing boat is being hailed as good Samaritans today, after rescuing two fishermen whose scallop boat was sinking in waters near Pembroke. Officials say the crew of the Alex Shea pulled the fishermen from the 39-degree water just before noon after hearing a distress call.

An evening of comedy, food, and auction items Saturday in Bangor will benefit the Make A Wish foundation. The Wishing Under the Stars Gala is put on by the Bangor Kiwanis and includes a full dinner, live and silent auction, and comedian Juston McKinney. Find more information and purchase tickets through the Facebook page for the Bangor Kiwanis.

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