The Norridgewock branch of Skowhegan Savings Bank was robbed at gunpoint at around 12:30 yesterday afternoon by a man wearing a red neoprene mask. Now, police are searching for the man who fled on foot down Perkins Street.

Four teens are charged with aggravated drug trafficking after pot-laced jolly rancher candies were distributed at Ellsworth High School. Police say 19-year-old Adam Bradshaw of Ellsworth bought the candies at a medical marijuana dispensary and gave them to three high school students. While the purchase was legal, once the items were given to minors, it became a felony drug charge.

The sale of recreational marijuana is set to become legal on February 1st, but it looks like lawmakers will be extending that date. The rules were set up and voted on last year, but Governor LePage vetoed the bill, and now Senator Robert Katz has proposed extending the ban on retail sales. If all goes as expected, the law could be delayed  until as late as July.

The Lincoln water district signed an agreement this week that will sell water that would have been consumed by the old mill to the Poland Springs Water Company. In all, the deal will pay Lincoln Water about a quarter of a million dollars annually for 10 years. The town is in hopes that Poland Springs will build a bottling facility there, boosting the local economy and job market.

Anyone who’s ever laughed at someone washing their car in the winter, thinking that it’s a fruitless endeavor, needs to understand what winter driving can do to their vehicle. All the salt they put on the roads to help give us better traction is damaging to vehicles, and can eat away at the metal pretty quickly. The best advice for keeping your vehicle safe from the harmful chemicals is to wash it down once a week, spraying the undercarriage to help prevent rusting.

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