Patty Wight

News Producer

Patty Wight joined MPBN after working as a freelance radio reporter. She has produced pieces for National Public Radio programs such as All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She produced a 5-part documentary series on Maine’s gubernatorial campaign for Maine Things Considered in 2010. Patty also taught at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, where she first got hooked on radio as a student herself in 2000. After graduating, she immediately sought an internship with MPBN. She’s very happy to return as a reporter.

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The suspect who allegedly sent threatening emails to Windham Raymond schools early this week, prompting a three-day shutdown, appeared in Cumberland County juvenile court this afternoon.

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WINDHAM, Maine - Police have made an arrest in connection with two separate threats to Windham-Raymond schools earlier this week. The emails prompted school officials to close all RSU 14 schools for three days.

WINDHAM, Maine - Windham Police have arrested a suspect in connection with two threatening emails sent to the RSU 14 school system Sunday evening, resulting in the closure of all schools most of Monday through Wednesday.

The 16-year-old male suspect was arrested at a Windham residence Tuesday evening. Windham Police Lt. Jim Boudreau says the police department and the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force had obtained a search warrant after a two-day investigation pointed to the male suspect.

WINDHAM, Maine - Windham-Raymond schools will remain closed for a third day Wednesday after the superintendent and a middle school principal received threatening emails Monday.

RSU 14 Superintendent Sandy Prince says he made the decision after consulting with the Windham Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

"We're taking this day by day," Prince says, "and that's pretty much what we communicated to the families this afternoon at 4:00 p.m."

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