Windham man charged
with manslaughter in crash
WINDHAM — Windham resident Manford Rideout has been charged with manslaughter in a crash Nov. 13 that killed 34-year-old Adam Clark of Augusta.
Police say Rideout’s flatbed tow truck crossed the center line on Tanberg Trail and hit two oncoming vehicles, including Clark’s. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Cumberland County Grand Jury on Jan. 11 handed up an indictment against Rideout for manslaughter, aggravated OUI, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and violation of condition of release.
Rideout was arrested Nov. 14 and remains in Cumberland County Jail.
after Lydon steps down
New PWD requirement
for new construction
Portland Water District has updated its Cross Connection Control Program.
Effective Jan. 1, PWD now requires backflow devices on new residential construction, substantial renovations of buildings and internal plumbing systems and fire sprinkler systems that are being upgraded. This update aligns PWD with stricter EPA guidelines to further protect public safety, according to the water district.
Cross connections are physical connections between the drinking water system and any piping system containing a non-potable substance. Examples include irrigation systems, fountains and pools. Non-potable substances can enter the public water system as water pressure fluctuates. These backflows can be prevented by installing backflow prevention assemblies, which allow water to flow only in one direction.