Many motorcycle accidents this year has instructors urging riders to be careful and stay focused on the road. It’s important to be aware of what’s happening at all times, and be prepared to act quickly if another driver gets in the way. And they advise not riding two-by-two, but instead stagger the bikes, so if something happens, there’s room to maneuver.

Dakota the dog will live, after the District Attorney and the dog’s former owners were able to come to an agreement. The 4-year-old Alaskan Husky was sentenced to death after attacking two other dogs, killing one of them. Dakota will now be sent to an undisclosed veterinary hospital for training and, if he succeeds at the training, could be adopted again at a later date.

A Silver Alert has been issued for a retired priest from Caribou who officials say has been missing for at least 10 days. 85-yea-rold Clement Thibodeau may have been seen in the Lee area last Tuesday and officials say he’s probably driving his grey Chevy Equinox with license plate 638A. Anyone with information about  his whereabouts is asked to call the Caribou police.

An Orland-based non-profit known as ‘HOME,’ which stands for Homeworkers Organized for more employment, has started its annual school supply drive. The organization that provides work and housing for homeless and low-income people provides school supplies to kids whose families can’t afford them on their own. Donations can be dropped off at the HOME campus, 90 Schoolhouse Road in Orland, and parents in need can sign their kids up to receive donations there as well.

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