A Franklin man faces multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home, assaulting a woman, and stealing a car. Officials say Damian Franklin had been drinking when he allegedly broke down the door and disconnected a phone line, so another woman in the home couldn’t talk to police.

Lawmakers gave final approval yesterday to one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country, which would require internet service providers to safeguard a customer's personal information. The bill that will now go to the governor for final approval would also prohibit providers from refusing to serve customers who don't consent to their information being shared.

Operators of horse-drawn buggies are now required to outfit their carriages with reflectors and lights, due to a new state law. The proposal that applies to non-motorized, animal-drawn carriages is designed to improve safety on the roads in Amish communities. The vehicles must also display an oil lantern or electric light on the side.

The University of Maine has hired former Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy as its new chancellor. Malloy served eight years as governor and 14 years of service as the mayor of Stanford, Connecticut. He says workforce challenges are a priority in Maine, which has the nation’s oldest population

Spectators are invited to watch the games at the Team Mimi Softball Tournament tomorrow at the Union Street Athletic Fields in Bangor, and take part in raffles, all to raise money for the Champion the Cure challenge. Founder Tom Hosmer named the tournament after his grandmother, who died of ovarian cancer. Find more information on the Team Mimi Softball Tournament Facebook page.

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