A leading Ellsworth businesswoman has died of heart failure at the age of 93. Helen Dudman had once owned three radio stations after working for many years in Washington D.C. as executive director of the Washington Post, and had served as president of the Maine Association of Broadcasters. A memorial service is planned next month.

A judge will render her verdict tomorrow in connection to a case that has baffled lawmakers for decades. Phillip Fournier is accused of killing 16-year-old Joyce McLain in East Millinocket in 1980.

The Chief of the Maine State Police is resigning his position after being named director of security at Colby College. Robert Williams has bene in law enforcement for 33 years, and has served as chief of the state police for the past seven. Lieutenant Colonel John Cote will serve as acting chief until the governor nominates a replacement.

This year’s flu epidemic has hospitals taking extreme measures to limit the spread of the influenza and other respiratory viruses to patients. EMMC is limiting visitors to two per patient at a time and requiring that children under 12 not enter the hospital.

A Bangor crisis center that helps pregnant teens and teaches parenting skills is looking for donations to help keep its new facility running. The Shepherd’s Godparent Home got a huge hand up recently when a local businessman bought a home for the group, but now it will take funding to keep providing its services. Find more information at godparent home ME dot com.

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