Earlier this week the Southwest Harbor Police Department announced that they had hired Richard Stout as their newest police officer.

Mr. Strout had previously been a police officer with the Town of Machias. Given his past history, the Southwest Harbor Police Department was inundated with comments questioning the hiring decision.

On Friday, June 30th, Chief Hall posted on Facebook that Richard Strout was no longer affiliated with the Southwest Harbor Police Department.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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