A Glenburn man is charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident in Hudson last month. Police say 44-year-old James McBride was intoxicated when his car went off Route 221, killing his passenger, 43-year-old Mark Allard of Glenburn.

Investigators with the State Police were in Skowhegan yesterday with an excavator, looking for any signs of a woman who went missing in May of last year. The last known sighting of 40-year-old Tina Stadig was at the property in Skowhegan that belongs to an acquaintance. So far no arrests have been made.

Members of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce were the latest representatives of the Maine workforce to speak out in Augusta, asking for the state’s legislature to hold a special session and complete their work. Over a hundred bills were left unresolved when lawmakers ended their session, including funding for many programs.

Folks who want to visit a state park can now do so for free just by borrowing a park pass from their local library. A group called Friends of Maine State Parks bought 10 vehicle passes and donated them to libraries, so that they can be borrowed by anyone who holds a library card. The passes are available in several communities, including Ellsworth, Belfast, and Dover-Foxcroft.

Cyclists will take to the Bangor Waterfront tomorrow to raise money for the American Heart Association, but they won’t be traveling far. CycleNation Bangor is a relay-style stationary cycling event that organizers say aims to put the brakes on stroke and heart disease, while promoting healthy living. Find more information on the CycleNation Bangor Facebook event page.

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