Bangor, Maine News Update: November 2, 2017
Crews continue to work, restoring power across the state, including replacing a total of 568 broken poles, statewide. Emera Maine reports that just over 25-thousand customers were still without power. CMP reported early this morning that they still had 72-thousand-400 customers in the dark. Officials say 90% of customers will have power by Friday night.
A standoff in a busy part of Bangor yesterday ended without incident. Police say a man who was believed to have a gun, had barricaded himself into his home in the area of Third and Union Streets and threatened to hurt himself. The standoff lasted about two hours before the man, whose name hasn’t been released, surrendered to police.
Attorney General Janet Mills says residents should be aware of a phone scam in which a caller tells the recipient they have received an award from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Mills says the recipient of the call is asked to pay $200 for an access code to get the award. She says the government won't call people asking for credit card information by phone, and recipients of the call should hang up.
Noel Paul Stookey, founder of the folk group Peter Paul and Mary, will perform Saturday night as a benefit for this year’s Solidarity Harvest. Each year, the non-profit Food and Medicine partner with many agencies and businesses to provide thirteen hundred meal baskets for Thanksgiving to families in need. The concert gets under at 7:00 Saturday night at the Brewer Performing Arts Center.