Man, 53, found dead at Marriott in Lahaina
A 53-year-old man was found dead early Monday morning at the Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, police said.
Lahaina patrol officers responded to the resort around 6:40 a.m. and found the unresponsive man lying on the pavement on the resort grounds, police said.
Police have classified the incident as an unattended death, and as of Monday afternoon did not know the man's place of residence or whether he was staying at the resort.
Waterline work slated to disrupt traffic in Paia
Work on a waterline will affect traffic on Hana Highway in Paia beginning Wednesday.
To reduce the impact on businesses and residents, project work will be done evenings from 8:30 to 6:30 a.m. Sundays to Thursdays, excluding holidays, the Department of Water Supply said.
The waterline project is expected to be completed in April and extends from Lower Paia Park to Holua Place in Kuau.
Motorists are advised to expect delays, use caution and follow all traffic-control signs, devices and flag personnel while driving through the work zone. During construction, traffic may be limited to one lane.
Parking on Hana Highway will be affected, and cars left in construction zones may be towed at the owner's expense.
The contractor will notify customers when water service will be affected. Customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.
Slam poet will be part of anti-meth campaign
An anti-methamphetamine performance by Oahu slam poet Gary Brock will highlight events at Baldwin High School today, part of the first National Meth Awareness Week.
The event is being put on by the Hawaii Meth Project for the week that runs through Saturday.
There will be classroom presentations by Hawaii Meth Project Teen Advisory Council Member McKayla Wandell, a Baldwin 11th-grader, and student advocates for the project about the risks of first-time meth use. A lunchtime rally from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will include Brock's performance.
From 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. after school, the public may join students in a sign-waving event in front of the Wailuku school.
The event is part of a larger nationwide effort in conjunction with the Meth Project, a teen-targeted prevention program of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, which aims to reduce meth use through public service messaging, public policy and community outreach.
The Maui project is part of a statewide program that includes schools on Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island.
KIRC announces dates for trolling in December
The waters around Kahoolawe will be open for trolling Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 21-22, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced.
All vessels must register with the commission before entering the reserve for trolling.
To register, contact Dean Tokishi by email at kirc.hawaii.gov or by phone at 243-5889. Information packets may be picked up at the Division of Boating Recreation or through the website kahoolawe.