Bangor, Maine News Update: August 4, 2017
Camden police are asking for the public’s help identifying two possible suspects in a string of burglaries to downtown businesses. The breaks-ins happened late Sunday night into Monday morning and cash was stolen in each instance. Folks are encouraged to watch security footage on the Camden Polio Department’s Facebook page and notify them if the people are familiar.
Governor Paul LePage's administration is officially asking the federal government to impose work and premium requirements on state Medicaid recipients. Maine is one of about a half-dozen GOP-led states trying to tighten eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Maine Equal Justice Partners says it will file suit if federal regulators approve Maine's plan.
An inn in the town of Cornish is offering an unusual happy hour, with complimentary gifts of edible marijuana products and what they call a bud bar. Next Wednesday, town officials will vote on whether to prohibit all manner of retail marijuana establishments, including stores, social clubs, and others. But the owner of the Laughing Grass Inn told the BDN that her 420 happy hour and wake and bake bud bowl are gifts, and so won’t fall under those restrictions.
The 113-year-old Orrington house that inspired Stephen King's novel "Pet Sematary" is up for sale for 255 thousand dollars. King says he was renting the home in 1979 when his daughter's cat was killed by a truck. Local children had created a pet cemetery in the woods behind the house, and King got the idea for the book after burying the cat.
The Salvation Army is holding a school supply drive at Target on August 11th. Donations of all sorts of supplies are needed, from pencils to backpacks. A donation box is set up at Target now, so if you can’t make it on the 11th, you can drop your donations off during regular business hours.