Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'passamaquoddy'

Maine's Indian lawmakers gain full recognition

Maine's Indian lawmakers have been a part of the state Legislature as far back as the 1820s but it wasn't until this year that their positions became more official. The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Pleasant Point | Indian...

Passamaquoddy Tribe cuts dispatch service

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point has eliminated its dispatch service amid wider budget cuts, The Bangor Daily News reports. The tribe laid off four full-time and 11 part-time dispatchers. Calls are now being routed through a communication center off...

Former Passamaquoddy leader found guilty

A former leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine was found guilty of 29 of the 30 charges he faced. Robert L. Newell was the governor of the tribe's Indian Township reservation. He was accused of misusing $1.7 million...

Ex-Passamaquoddy leader faces jury's fate

A federal jury will begin deliberations to decide the fate of a former leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine. Robert L. Newell was the governor of the tribe's Indian Township reservation. Federal prosecutors accuse him of misusing $1.7 million...

Former Passamaquoddy leader on trial for fraud

Robert L. Newell, a former leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine, went on trial on Monday for fraud. Newell was the governor of the tribe's Indian Township reservation. He is accused of misusing $1.7 million in federal and...

Men attacked members of Passamaquoddy Tribe

A court in Maine has ordered five adult men to stay away from five young members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The state accused the men of driving to the Indian Township reservation and threatening five tribal members who range in...

LNG firm cuts payments to Passamaquoddy Tribe

The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will no longer receive quarterly payments from a company that wants to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the reservation. The payments are being suspended while state and federal officials review the project. Quoddy...

Passamaquoddy officers cleared in fatal shooting

Maine attorney general Steven Rowe has cleared two officers of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in the fatal shooting of an armed man. Officer Alexander Nicholas II and game warden Scott Francis shot and killed Douglas P. Kelley Jr. on the Indian...

Passamaquoddy LNG terminal lawsuit back in court

A federal judge held a hearing in a lawsuit that challenges a liquefied natural gas terminal sought by the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine. Judge John Woodcock had dismissed the claims filed by We Take Care of Our Land, a group...

Passamaquoddy police officers shoot armed man

Police officers for the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine fatally shot an armed man on the Indian Township Reservation on Monday. The man reportedly lived off the reservation. Tribal Gov. Billy Nicholas said he came to see his girlfriend when police...

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