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Full Reconstruction of River Road in Windham


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Full reconstruction of the River Road in Windham is underway. The reconstruction is from the intersection of River Road and Route 202 to the intersection of River Road and Page Road.

Motorists should expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the occasional Saturday.

Work includes reconstruction of this stretch of road along with tree removal, clearing, drainage improvements, water main relocation and the construction of a roundabout at Windham Center Road and River Road.

It is anticipated all work will wrap up for the season in late fall and resume in the spring of 2015.

This $6.5 million project is being performed by RJ Grondin & Sons of Gorham.


Standish man in critical condition after Gorham crash.


GORHAM, Maine - A Standish man remains in critical condition after a late night crash in Gorham.

Gorham Police say 21-year old Cameron Morrissette of Standish lost control of his Subaru and crashed into trees on Shaws Mill Road just before 11pm.

According to Gorham Lieutenant Christopher Sanborn, when officials arrived on scene, Morrissette's vehicle was on its side, resting on a tree.

Sanborn says Morrissette was still in his vehicle, unconscious, with what appeared to be "significant" head trauma. Morissette was transported to Maine Medical Center.

Gorham Police are investigating the crash.


One charity rider remains in critical condition


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Windham Police have identified the four people injured in a charity ride motorcycle crash Saturday. One man remains in critical condition.

Police say Ricky Morse, 28 years old of Buxton, was the most severely injured during a charity ride for breast cancer Saturday morning. Morse was driving a 2001 Yamaha with Kaitlin Knight, 24 years old, as a passenger when the accident occurred. Police say Morse remains in critical condition.

Also injured in the crash was Jon Swan, 54 years old of Bethel and his wife Debora. Officials say the Swans were the 2nd motorcycle behind Morse's bike. The Swans were riding a 2008 Harley Davidson.

Police say speed does not seem to be a factor. The Windham Police Department Accident Investigation Unit is in the process of reconstructing the crash.


Four people injured in motorcycle accident in Windham


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Windham Police say four riders were injured in a motorcycle accident during a breast cancer benefit ride Saturday.

Officials say 2 motorcycles were involved in the Saturday morning crash, sending riders to the pavement.

Windham Sergeant Peter Fulton says approximately 120 motorcycles were travelling south on the River Road when the cycles slowed and the accident occurred near the intersection of Cardinal Lane.

Fulton says some of the injuries are considered critical. He says it was unknown whether the operators and passengers were wearing helmets, but it appeared as though some of the injured were not.

No identities will be released until the families are notified.


Windham Task Force breaks up prom parties


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Windham Police busted two underage post prom drinking parties May 10, one from an anonymous tip. In anticipation of prom weekend, the Windham Police department created an underage drinking task force to investigate any parties. The Windham Police department also established an anonymous tip line for reporting underage drinking.

On Saturday, May 10, a tip led police to Willow Drive in Windham, where an after-prom party with alcohol was occurring. The task force issued summonses for three juveniles and five adults, including the owner of the property, Keith McAvoy, 45, who police summonsed for providing a place for underage drinking. Police issued summonses for illegal possession of alcohol to Samuel Manley, 19, Edward Babbitt, 18, Corey Stevenson, 19, Kyle Dumond, 18, and three juveniles. The Windham Police department is still investigating the incident.

Man in Windham drives away from police, escapes on foot


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Friday afternoon Windham Police stopped a red 2004 Ford Expedition on Rt. 302 for a traffic violation.

While trying to verify the identity of the operator, the vehicle sped off, leading officers in a high speed chase into Raymond. The operator stopped off of Rt. 85 in Raymond, and then fled into the woods on foot.

Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Westbrook Police Department assisted. A police K9 unit was sent out in an attempt to locate the operator, but was unsuccessful.

The operator of the car is described as a black male, 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, weighing between 190 and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Windham Police continue to investigate the incident - anyone with information should contact them at 892-5252.


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