Bangor, Maine News Update: January 18, 2018
A Portsmouth high school senior was killed when he and another teen sneaked onto the mountain at the Sunday River ski resort and rode an inflatable tube down one of the mountain’s most dangerous ski runs. David Kohlhase was killed and the other student injured when the tube crashed into some trees on the Tempest trail, that’s meant for expert to intermediate skiers.
It was a scary situation in Bridgewater last night when the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department said they were dealing with a situation and urged residents to stay inside and lock their doors. This morning, officials have revealed that a man was killed on the Boundary Line Road and that his death is considered suspicious.
Folks took to social media yesterday to report that they heard a large noise, like an explosion. The U.S. Geological Survey now says that it was an earthquake, that measured two-point-six in magnitude, that struck just before 7:00 last night near Richmond. This was the first earthquake in Maine since June.
A marijuana legalization panel has voted to delay pot social clubs in Maine until 2023. The Portland Press Herald reports the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 5 to 1 to stall social club licensing, in hopes of learning from other states and gathering more information.
Tickets are on sale now for Bangor’s annual Father Daughter Valentine’s Dance, which is open to girls in grades K through 7th. Registrations are available to Bangor residents only through the end of January, when the remaining tickets will be available to non-residents. The event that’s planned for February 10th sells out every year, so folks are encouraged to get their tickets early through Bangor Parks and Rec.