Suspect indicted in Westbrook arsons

NEWS CENTER -- Twenty six year old Joseph Westcott of Westbrook has been indicted by a Cumberland County Grand Jury for a series of arsons and motor vehicle burglaries in 2005 and 2006.

Westbrook Police and Investigators from the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office investigated six motor vehicle arsons in September of 2005 and four more in February of 2006. They collected evidence, including cigarette butts and beer bottles, that contained matching, male DNA. However, forensic analysis indicated that the DNA did not match any suspect in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

The case remained cold for nearly five years.

This past September, the Crime Lab identified a match from the Westbrook arsons to Wescott, whose DNA profile had been added to the database as the result of an unrelated arrest. A photograph of Wescott was also consistent with the surveillance footage of the arson suspect.

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Westbook Police Chief defends early morning inspection at Dreamers Cabaret

WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook's Police Chief is responding to criticism of his department by the attorney for Dreamers Cabaret, a strip club that was shut down by the city, and is fighting to reopen. Chief Bill Baker claims an officer discovered activity at the club at 1 o'clock Sunday morning that indicated it was open for business without a permit.

But construction workers inside insist that while they did have music blaring, they were working, trying to get renovations done quickly.

The attorney for the club, Tom Hallett characterized the Westbrook Police Department as "childish" and "over vigilant" in an interview with the Portland Press Herald. That does not sit well with the chief.

Maine students track tiny boats across Atlantic

GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students from several Maine schools are tracking unmanned boats on a long, slow journey toward Europe.

The students built the five-foot long sailboats and equipped them with GPS tracking systems. The crew of a Brazilian freighter dropped them off in the Caribbean, and students will track them on line as they make their way into and across the Atlantic Ocean.

It's a hands-on way to study wind patterns and ocean currents.

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MAINE CREDIT UNIONS’ ENDING HUNGER WALKING TOUR CONCLUDES NINTH SUCCESSFUL, EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

MAINE CREDIT UNIONS’ ENDING HUNGER WALKING TOUR CONCLUDES NINTH SUCCESSFUL, EMOTIONAL JOURNEY

(Westbrook) - On Thursday, December 2, the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour celebrated its conclusion with a special ceremony at Brewer FCU.  Brenda Davis, Executive Director of Cross Roads Ministries and Food Pantry, completed her month-long journey to a record-setting 72 communities by receiving a special conclusion contribution from the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger.
 
This year’s Tour visited most communities, and covered the most miles in its history, encompassing a record of more than 1,500 miles, with approximately 700 of that on foot. The Tour visited every Maine county for the fifth consecutive year. At each of the 79 credit union branches Davis visited, she accepted a contribution from the Campaign as a way to support her cause.

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Tom Snow

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. 2005) and the Berklee College of Music (B.M. 1991), Tom has studied piano and improvisation with Danilo Perez, Michael Cain, and Jerry Bergonzi.

Tom has played with many jazz luminaries including Harry Allen, Jeff Coffin, Dave Holland, Ken Peplowski, Greg Abate, Bruce Gertz, Larry Coryell, Nick Brignola, Phil Wilson, Mike Turk, Gray Sargent, John Lockwood, Dick Johnson, Herb Pomeroy, and Les DeMerle. He has recorded on the Telarc and Origin labels and has three CDs as a leader: Northern Standard Time (1997), Christmas at Mast Cove (2001), and Some Other Time (2007).

His career has included international tours, including travel in Australia and throughout the United States with noted Irish tenor John McNally, as well as long-term engagements at the Ritz Carlton Resort in Amelia Island, Florida, The Balsam's Grand Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and the Mount Washington Grand Resort.