Belfast man reaches plea deal for murder charge


BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Belfast man charged with killing a woman and wounding her son with a shot gun back in August of 2013 has changed his plea. Todd Gilday pleaded guilty to all charges Monday morning just weeks before his trial was set to begin.

Gilday's attorney Philip Cohen said, "Based upon the evaluations and reports he just determined it was better to accept responsibility and plea to the charges."

Back in October Gilday originally pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Gilday told the judge on Monday, however, he was responsible for the death of Lynn Arsenault and the attempted murder of Matthew Day.

Cohen said, "I think it was an unfortunate situation. I don't think our client ever expected to find himself in that situation, but based on other sentences around the state I think it was a fair agreement."

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Kahbang Moves Festival Location to Portland

The KAHBANG Music & Art Festival is relocating its 2014 event from Bangor to Portland, Maine for the weekend of August 7th – 10th.

The sudden change of location stems from a series of logistical issues the non-profit organization met while prepping for its sixth year on the Bangor Waterfront. The festival organizers, a small group of dedicated volunteers, made every effort possible to continue the festival in its hometown. However, the challenges facing the organizers created a situation where the KAHBANG Festival would need to be moved to an alternate location that could support the event at short notice.

Medicare Patrol Volunteers Cut Fraud and Waste

Want to provide an invaluable service to your community? Join Spectrum Generations volunteer Senior Medicare Patrol team and make a difference by cutting down on Medicare fraud and abuse. 

Spectrum Generations, in collaboration with Legal Services for the Elderly, is holding its next 3-day Senior Medicare Patrol training from 8am to 2pm on Thursdays, August 7, 14 and 28 at Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast ADRC Center located at 35 Union Street in Brunswick (with-in the PeoplePlus building).

This “train the trainer” workshop will give you the tools you need to teach people how to navigate the complex Medicare system and prepare you to do public presentations, provide individualized counseling on Medicare Part D, and in general educate the public about Medicare fraud and abuse.  Breakfast snacks and refreshments will be served,  but we ask that you “brown bag it” for lunch.  

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Stepfamilies and Caregiving: How to Meet the Challenges Together

Many people find love later in life. Studies have shown that married people experience health benefits and that being isolated or feeling lonely compromises health. Companionship can be a true blessing. For those who find a partner later in life, this also creates new relationships between their grown children. There are endless possibilities regarding how these relationships may unfold. Some may be close and supportive. When families are spread out over a large geographic area or when a parent retires to a warmer climate, it’s difficult enough for immediate family to see each other on a regular basis. For those newly related stepsiblings, there may never be a chance to create solid bonds.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 23

Medicinal Herb Garden Walk

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

3:30 to 4:30

Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!

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Invisible Threat

Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, Maine

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Award-winning student made film exploring the current vaccine controversy.

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United Plant Savers — Acknowledging Our Native Medicinals

Avena Botanicals
210 Mill Street
Rockport, Maine

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

C&L Aerospace officially opens in Bangor


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A $30 million dollar company left Augusta and officially opened in Bangor.

C&L Aerospace, an aircraft parts and maintenance company, had a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new facility at Bangor International Airport Thursday. Although the facility has been in use for the past few months, Thursday marked all business officially operating out of Bangor.

CEO Chris Kilgour moved C&L from Australia to Maine in 2010 when the company bought Telford Aviation in Augusta and continued to work out of that building. Four years later, the company moves to it's new five million dollar Bangor facility which is three times the size of its old building in Augusta. When it started in the U.S., C&L employed 20 people and now boasts 120 Maine based employees.