Robbery Charge Against Photographer Don Verger; Dismissed

By Carol McCracken

The robbery charge against Hill resident and prominent landscape photographer, Don Verger, was dismissed by the Portland Superior Court earlier this month. The Eastern Promenade resident was arrested on December 31 for robbery of the Studio One Hair Salon on Middle Street in the Old Port. The arraignment would have taken place today, had it not been dismissed on February 6th. Peter DeTroy was his attorney.

Verger’s stunning photography has been shown in numerous galleries and shows in the area. He was formerly with the Massachusetts Audubon Society in Massachusetts where he was responsible for educational programs. (MHN wrote the original story hereon January 3, 2009.)

Meanwhile, Verger has scheduled an exhibition of his photography at the North Star Cafe beginning Sunday, March 1st until the end of the month. One hundred percent of the sales from this show will benefit The Innocence Project Benefit. The Project is a New York City based non-profit legal clinic dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices. Please visit www.innocenceproject.org for more information.