Legacy Publishing announces layoffs


WESTBROOK, Maine
(NEWS CENTER) --
Legacy Publishing announced plans to lay off 50 percent of their employees. The direct response marketing company is located in Westbrook.

The company said the layoffs are due to strategic change and
that they will focus more on their online content and engagement.

"Certainly change can be challenging and difficult, but we are committed to easing the transition for all of our employees, including outplacement services and employment referrals," said Steve Anderson, Founder and CEO of Legacy Publishing.

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WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook Police arrested a man in connection to a Sunday night shooting.

A cab driver told police he was taking a man and woman to a residence in Westbrook around 10 p.m. when the man allegedly threatened him and made racist comments. He then left the cab and then allegedly smashed the windshield. The driver then called 911 and followed the couple on foot to a home on Carlson Street. The man then allegedly came outside the home and fired a gun at the cab driver.

Police identified the shooter as 30-year-old Keith O'Brien of Westbrook. After interviewing the subjects, police executed a search warrant at the Carlson Street home. Police found ammunition during the investigation.

Police arrested O'Brien for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and falsifying physical evidence.

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