Bangor, Maine News Update: July 23, 2018
Bangor Police are investigating a stabbing that happened late Friday night on Lower Dutton Street. Investigators say three men were injured, one with several stab wounds, another had a suspected broken arm, and the third suffered lacerations. So far no arrests have been made.
Questions continue about the future of Bangor Mall after trustees handling the mall’s defaulted loan asked for an independent manager for the property. A judge was asked this week to appoint a receiver, who would handle the mall property’s rents and other items of value covered under the agreement. Such a request often precedes a foreclosure, but the BDN reports that the potential receiver is advertising for leases at the mall.
Beachgoers are reminded to stay home if they’re sick after nearly 100 people who swam at Woods Pond Beach in Bridgton were infected with the norovirus. 97 people complained of experiencing several days of nausea, diarrhea, fever, and cramps after a day at the beach. The town closed the beach from July 6th to the 10th while officials investigated the cause of the outbreak.
A Belfast shipyard has received a 667 thousand dollar grant and plans to use the money to create about 40 skilled jobs. The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help build a new warehouse and install a massive water jet cutting machine. The project should be ready to launch by the middle of next year.
NBC weather guy Al Roker will be in Maine tomorrow to shoot part of the Today show at a Georgetown campground. Owners of the Sagadahoc Bay Campground told WCSH-TV that the live broadcast will celebrate the outdoors with an RV trip. Patricia and Eric Kosalka say they’ll make the cast and crew comfortable with an Oceanside campsite.