Virtual transportation summit slated | Lewiston Sun Journal

REGION — For many years, transportation has been a challenge in the Greater Franklin County area. While services do exist, additional creative opportunities are needed to help increase access to critical medical appointments, education, social services, the grocery store, and to visit with family. A coalition of community organizations is interested in strengthening transportation in the region. United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, Community Concepts, Franklin Community Health Network, Greater Franklin Development Council (GFDC), Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP), and Western Maine Transportation Services are convening a summit called Community Conversation: Moving Transportation Forward in Greater Franklin County.

The transportation summit will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, October 8th from 4pm – 5:30pm. Anyone with ideas, challenges, or suggestions is encouraged to join this virtual zoom meeting. Visit www.uwtva.org for details on how to join the virtual summit.

As part of this summit, community input is needed prior

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Woman Hits Child, 8, On Bicycle; No Charges, Police Say: Video

MASTIC BEACH, NY — The family of a child, 8, on a bicycle who was hit by a driver who left the scene is reportedly outraged and rallying for justice after no charges were filed.

A report by News 12 Long Island includes a video that depicts Zhion Brown Parks get hit and thrown from her bicylce; she later walks away limping and calling for her mother. The motorist initially stopped the vehicle, then drove off, the video indicates.

“She left my daughter there. My baby was screaming for me,” Nicole Smith, Zhion’s mother, told News 12; a rally was reportedly held on Tuesday to protest the lack of charges filed, News 12 said.

According to Suffolk County Police, a woman driving a 2017 Honda Accord struck a female bicyclist at the intersection of Orchid Drive and Cedar Road East in Mastic Beach at 7 p.m. on September 20.

The

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