Bangor, Maine News Update: August 8, 2017
An 18-year-old Marshfield man was killed when pickup truck struck a partially loaded blueberry truck on Route 192 in Northfield yesterday afternoon. Police say it appears the pickup, driven by Cameron Roberts, had crossed the center line. A 16-year-old passenger in the pickup and the driver of the other vehicle were also hurt in the crash.
A man who went on a violent rampage in Northern Maine that included kidnapping a woman, setting fire to a barn, and shooting multiple people, killing two of them, is going to spend the rest of his life in prison. 37-year-old Anthony Lord told a judge that the death of his 6-month-old son earlier that year had caused him to crack.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is providing a pathway to a bachelor of business administration degree for under $10,000, which will be offered online. President Ray Rice said the degree targets the estimated 200,000 adults in Maine with some college but no degree, and lets them save money and move at their own place. The University of Maine at Presque Isle is the first public university in New England, and one of a small number across the country, to offer such a degree program.
The Hemophilia Alliance of Maine will hold its first annual children’s resale expo this Saturday in Eddington. Folks are encouraged to stop by, just in time for back-to school shopping, between 9 and 2 at the Eddington Town Office.
The Lamoine Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 20th annual auction on Friday, August 18th at the Lamoine Consolidated School gym. Items can be previewed beginning at 5 p.m., with bidding starting at 6, and all the proceeds will benefit the department with equipment purchases and training. Anyone with items to donate should contact the Lamoine Town Hall.