1. A former Bath Bus Services driver who Bath police say posted inappropriate photos of students online was indicted Tuesday. 51-year-old Timothy McGowan was charged in May with violation of privacy, a Class D crime, for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos of Regional School Unit 1 and West Bath School students ranging in age from elementary to high school. Maine State Police were initially tipped off by Homeland Security, which claimed that a Maine bus driver was uploading photos of students to a foreign website. (Press Herald)
2. A package worth $16.3 million in low-interest financing has been approved for a shopping center and proposed multi-use complex in Westbrook. The company plans to build a 66-acre campus that includes housing, shopping, dining and entertainment on the property. Last week it received city approval for an 8,200-seat amphitheater and 1,200-space parking garage on the southern end of the property. (Press Herald)
3. Thursday marked the grand opening of Atlantic Farms. It’s a shop better known as Gas and Grass. The name is a dead giveaway for what they do. It’s a self service gas station and a medical marijuana caregiver store. For Gas and Grass, and other caregiver stores around the state, there’s another reason to celebrate. Sweeping medical marijuana reforms implemented Thursday, that allow caregivers to set up retail shops with municipal approval and state licensing. Caregivers can also serve an unlimited number of patients, and buy wholesale from other caregivers in the state. (NewsCenterMaine)
4. The University of Maine’s nationally ranked defense faces a record-setting offense on Saturday when the Black Bears visit Eastern Washington University for a 2 p.m. Football Championship Subdivision national semifinal at Roos Field in Washington. It is the first appearance in the semifinals in the 126-year history of the program for 12th-ranked No. 7 seed UMaine (10-3), while the Eagles of the Big Sky Conference (11-2) are playing in their fourth semifinal since winning the FCS title in 2010. (BDN)
5. Lost & Found Day. Celebrated on the second Friday of December, this day encourages us to return any items that we may have found during the past year to the people who have lost them.
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