Bangor, Maine News Update: February 9, 2018
A Hartland man is accused of going door to door, trying to sell tools and other property that he had allegedly stolen from other homes over the past two months. Police say 22-year-old Cody Gould was arrested Wednesday after police received several calls that he was knocking on doors with an odd assortment of items up for sale.
A Waterboro woman faces charges after rear-ending a school bus in Buxton yesterday. Police say none of the children were hurt when Melissa Cilley’s vehicle crashed into the back of the bus. Cilley is charged with driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain control of her car.
A proposal put forward by the Lepage administration would add an annual fee of between 150 and 250 dollars on electric and hybrid cars in order to pay for highway maintenance. A Maine DOT spokesperson says the fee is reasonable because owners of those vehicles pay less in gas tax than other vehicle owners. But opponents say it punishes drivers who use green technology.
The United Way of Eastern Maine is once again offering shelves to local businesses, so they can collect donations for area food pantries. The goal is to collect fifteen thousand pounds of non-perishable food items. Find more information about the pantry project at united way EM dot org.
Registration is open for Color Bangor, the colorful 5K that benefits the American Folk Festival. This year’s event is planned for May 12th on the Bangor Waterfront. Find more information and get signed up at American Folk Festival dot com.