CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Voters will consider a 22-article warrant next week by way of a referendum vote on April 14. Ballots will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the day of, and absentee ballots are available now at the Town Office.Two selectpersons are running for reelection, both for three-year terms. John Beaupre and Karen Campbell are both running unopposed. Erin Demshar is running to fill a seat on the school board that has a remaining year term. Danielle London is also running for reelection to a three year term and is unopposed.The proposed municipal budget includes an increase of approximately 1.6 percent in expenditures compared to last year, bringing the overall proposed budget to $2,660,254. Due to loss in revenue from Covid-19, the net municipal budget is proposed to increase by approximately 2.6 percent to $2,159,604. Town Manager Dave Cota said that due to a dramatic increase in real estate prices and some new construction, the town is anticipating a substantial increase in the amount paid to the county budget. The school district budget is also likely to increase with preliminary estimates showing a $370,711 increase. Given estimates of increases, Cota said he anticipates tax rates to increase from .65 percent to .74 percent.A full copy of the warrant can be viewed on the town’s website here.
A Chinese woman charged with illegally entering President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort wants to represent herself in court.This morning a federal judge is set to rule on whether Yujing Zhang can fire her public defenders and represent herself. Zhang has pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago and lying to Secret Service agents. Agents arrested the 33-year-old in March 2019 after they say she lied her way past several security checkpoints and onto Mar-a-Lago property. She later told the club’s receptionist she was there to attended a United Nations Chinese American Association event; an event which did not exist.Once detained, agents say they found Zhang carrying four cellphones, an external hard drive and a thumb drive with computer malware; prosecutors later said when the thumb drive was tested a second time the malware could not be detected.In her hotel room, investigators say they also found $8,000 in cash, nine USB drives, five SIM cards and a device that could possibly be used to detect hidden cameras.Last week, the assistant federal public defender wrote in court documents that Zhang would not meet with a psychologist but has appeared mentally competent in interviews with her attorneys.If convicted, Zhang faces up to five years in prison.Her hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.
DIRECTORS of Archery Guyana paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton at the Ministry’s headquarters on Main Street on Wednesday.During the visit, they discussed with the Minister who also has responsibility for Culture,Youth and Sport, their plans for the future and gave an update as to the progress of Archery Guyana thus far.A proposed Junior Archery Programme, Schools Programme and Para-Archery Programme were also discussed with plans being made to pursue more outreach programmes.Early in2018, Archery Guyana will be hosting an International Olympic Coach here for 10 days to conduct a coaching clinic.Persons interested in becoming involved in the sport are urged to do indicate early so they can learn and be able to benefit from the said coaching.Minister Norton has expressed his commitment to work with Archery Guyana and looks forward to help promote and developing the novel sport in Guyana.
Pat Ryan got Tipp’s goal and also registered two points.Aidan McCormack also contributed handsomely to the losing side’s tally with 0-5.Limerick will play Clare in the Munster final on July 6th. Limerick beat the Premier County 2-11 to 0-15 in the provincial semi-final at Semple Stadium.Although William Maher’s side were always within touching distance of their opponents they never managed to edge in front.Their chances of victory were hit by goals in either half by the Treaty County’s David Dempsey and Pa Ryan.
Dickerson led the team in scoring, touchdowns, rushing and passing yards. He became the first individual in the I-AA division to throw for more than 5,000 yards (5,572) and rush for more than 3,000 yards (3,765). Dinkins still holds six MSU single game records, four season records, five career records and led the team to a 27-13 record over his four years and won All-American honors from two different organizations.”Dinkins, a U.S. postal mail carrier, played with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL for two seasons and with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe.He last played for the Erie Storm in the AIFL. Aided by Dinkins’s return, the Storm rebounded to an 8-6 season in 2010, before losing to the Harrisburg Stampede in the playoffs. Dinkins retired at the end of the season.He is married to Montia Robinson Dinkins and father of Breya, Zianne and Zaire. Pittsburgh native and former Schenley star David Dinkins was one of four former Morehead State University athletes to be honored at a special ceremony Oct. 15-16 during the school’s Hall of Fame events. In addition, the school retired his jersey (No. 8).Dinkins attended MSU from 1998-2000, was the first NCAA player “to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,000 yards in the same season, a feat he accomplished three times,” according to Drew Dickerson, director of athletic media relations for the university.