The Maine Department of Health and Human Services checked on Kendall Chick just once in about three years between her placement with her grandfather and his fiancee and the girl’s death in December 2017.
Stephen Hood, of Wiscasset, the grandfather of 4-year-old homicide victim Kendall Chick, testified about the toddler’s injuries and their possible causes on the third day of his fiancee’s trial, Wednesday, April 3.
While two medical experts disagree on the timing of a fatal abdominal injury to a 4-year-old Wiscasset girl, they agree she was a victim of child abuse.
During the first day of the trial of Shawna Lyn Gatto, charged with depraved indifference murder in connection with the death of 4-year-old Kendall Chick, prosecutors presented photos of the girl’s numerous injuries. Gatto, in a recording of an interview with police, blamed the injuries on the girl’s clumsiness.
The bench trial of Shawna L. Gatto, the Wiscasset woman charged with depraved indifference murder in connection with the December 2017 death of 4-year-old Kendall Chick, is underway at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.
The Whitefield Library has five months to raise $25,000 to buy the Arlington Grange building from the Maine State Grange.
After the construction of a house too close to Damariscotta Lake in Newcastle and the town’s denials of its attempts to gain approval, a family may have to move the house back 4 feet or take the matter to court.
The estate of a late selectman is offering the town of Dresden $105,281.62 to restore the Eastern River town landing, at the end of Town Landing Road and under the Route 197 bridge.
Alna voters adopted a new false alarm ordinance after much debate at annual town meeting Saturday, March 23.
Current Third Selectman Doug Baston was voted into the second selectman seat on Election Day in Alna Friday, March 22.
A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a crash on Main Road in Westport Island the night of Tuesday, March 19.
After nearly a half-hour of debate, Whitefield voters passed a local food sovereignty ordinance at town meeting, Saturday, March 16. Whitefield is the first Lincoln County town to pass food sovereignty, which the state first allowed in 2017.
Midcoast Conservancy plans to apply for a federal grant to study the feasibility of fish passage at the Clary Lake Dam in Whitefield.
A sow, its seven piglets, and four calves died, though five pigs were rescued, in a nighttime barn fire at 116 Bunker Hill Road in Jefferson, Sunday, March 17.