Gretchen V.T. Shaw

Gretchen Van Tassel Shaw died on Tuesday, January 11 (1/11/11), at her home in Brunswick, Maine, just weeks short of her 93rd birthday, with her three children and her cat Katydid nearby.

Editorial: The right decision

Sheriff Mike McCormick made the right decision in December, just before Christmas, when he allowed Kelly McCarron to complete her imprisonment at home, wearing an ankle bracelet, rather than at the Barnstable House of Corrections, where she had served seven months of her one-year jail term for vehicular homicide (January 12,