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Hawaii Island News, 27-28 September 2009

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The Department of water supply has announced a water shut off notice for Wednesday, September 30th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on both sides of Komohana Street.  Affected areas include U’lani Place to Mauna Iho Place.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island will expand its hours on teacher furlough days at all of its six clubs around the island.  The hours of operation will be 7:30 am to 5:30 pm with an academic based program in the morning to early afternoon followed by the normal after school program for children through 8th grade.  Registration packets will be available by October 5th at all locations.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Hawaii for its comprehensive annual financial report.  The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

East Hawaii health care facilities will be the topic when the Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors meet today at 5:30 pm.  The advisory council will meet at the county’s Aupuni Center Conference Room.  Hilo Medical Center’s Chief Executive Howard Ainsley will give a brief overview of the facility and its programs.

Police are investigating the theft of 16 galvanized corral panels from North Hilo Pasture land.  The panels are valued at $4,000.  Those with any information on the theft should call police (935-3311).

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has announced that the County is developing a new service modeled on the popular Summer Fun program to provide supervised activities for school-age children during the 17 days that public schools will be closed because of teacher furloughs.  Plans call for the County to open and staff gyms, community centers, and other recreational facilities to operate the new program from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm on teacher furlough days.  Parents would pay a fee of $5 to $10 per child per furlough day to cover some of the cost of the program.

Thirty-year old Anthony S. Poulin has pleaded not guilty of sexually assaulting and drowning his girlfriend’s daughter on September 6th.  According to Third Circuit Court records, Judge Glen Hara ordered a psychiatric examination to determine Poulin’s fitness for trial and ordered doctors to file their examination results by October 6th.

A man accused of beating another man to death will not get a bail reduction or supervised release.  According to 3rd Circuit Court records, this was the second time Judge Glenn Hara has refused to lower bail for Robert Eain Grant of Pahoa.  Grant is charged with the beating death of Daniel Martina.  Grant remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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