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Submitted by BrownvilleLibrary on December 5, 2017 - 1:05pm

Relatives struggle to understand highway deaths of mother, son 1 week apart

Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Submitted by Sethen on December 4, 2017 - 7:21am

OLD TOWN — The family of a LaGrange woman and her adult son are struggling to understand their deaths, which occurred one week apart along the same stretch of of Route 16 in Alton.

Dozens of family and friends gathered Sunday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of Robin Gardner, 63, at New Life Church and cafe in downtown Old Town — the place she was driving to when she was killed the day after Thanksgiving. One week later, her son, Alex Gardner, 35, who also lived in LaGrange, was killed on the same road when his car hit a tree.

One of Robin Gardner’s daughters, 30-year-old Rev. Brooke Gardner, led her mother’s memorial service on Sunday. She is the lead pastor at the church, adjacent to the cafe, which she also manages.

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Request from PAWS

Submitted by paws milo on December 3, 2017 - 7:03pm

PAWS, like every No-Kill shelter in Maine, is bursting at the seams with kitties and starting to be a bit lacking in the money department. So consider this our begging post. We really, really need your help. Please consider sending us a donation to 39 Clinton Street Milo, 04463 or use our PayPal account :

Also, we are planning a fund-raiser this Winter that may include some deliciousness and some familiar dishes and foods from The Hobnobbers’s menu.

PLEASE help. We can always use things like cleaning supplies or food, but money is versatile and easy!!

Thank you so much!!

Family of victim, suspect in fatal crash ponders possible methadone involvement

Linked from: WLBZ-2 Newscenter
Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:28am

OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – The family of 63-year-old Robin Gardner is picking up the pieces after she was killed in a crash that was reportedly tied to a methadone clinic in Alton last Friday.

Gardner’s family said she was a woman dedicated to her community and would do anything for those in need. “It was my mom,” an emotional Brooke Gardner said. “It affects a lot of people.”

Robin Gardner was on her way to her daughter’s café in Old Town. The New Life Café and Church, where Brooke Gardner serves as a minister, has become a place of refuge for those in need and kids in the area.

Gardner was killed when 25-year-old Tyler Creighton’s car crossed the center line. Creighton was charged with manslaughter in Penobscot County Court this week.

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Mother, son killed one week apart on same stretch of Alton road

Linked from: WLBZ-2 Newscenter
Submitted by Sethen on December 3, 2017 - 10:25am

ALTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The son of a woman who died in a head-on collision last week was killed overnight in a separate crash, state police said.

Troopers told the spokesman for Maine Public Safety that 32-year-old Alexander Gardner's pickup truck slammed into a large tree at a high rate of speed, about a mile from the site of a previous Alton crash that killed his mother.

The wreck, located at a curve on Route 16, was discovered at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday by a passing motorist. State police believe the crash happened sometime at night.

Robin Gardner, 63, Alexander's mother, died in a crash on Nov. 24 along Route 16. The county sheriff's office concluded that a vehicle driven by Tyler Creighton, 25, had crossed the center line and struck the... Read More