Bangor, Maine News Update: July 28, 2017
Bringing two people accused of killing a woman on a Cherryfield road to justice may be a slow process. 19-year-old Quaeysha Greeley is fighting extradition to Maine to face charges and 37-year-old Carine Reeves will be delayed by an assault charge in New York City, where the pair was taken into custody. There’s no word yet on the relationship between the couple and victim, Sally Shaw, or how she died.
A new building in Bar Harbor will help prepare students for careers in STEM fields by providing students interested in science and technology a place to share their ideas. The Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation is the newest addition to the MDI Biological Laboratory and will connect students with entrepreneurs to create products and jobs in Maine. It was funded through a 3 million dollar state bond.
The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood, since summer is a challenging time to get people to donate. So folks are encouraged to stop by Hampden Academy today between 1 and 6 for a blood drive in honor of 16-year-old Sienna Probert, who’s been battling cancer, who says she has a strong desire to replenish all the blood that she’s used in her recovery so others can get well. For more information on donating, log onto Red Cross Blood dot org.
It’s opening day for the Bangor State Fair, with all the usual rides, games, and attractions. This year, however, there is an added emphasis on safety, after one person was killed and several others injured when a ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair. Officials say all the rides in Bangor have been inspected by the State Fire Marshal’s office and will be inspected on a daily basis by trained personnel, which they say is standard procedure for Fiesta Shows.