Bangor, Maine News Update: November 21, 2017
Some thieves in Falmouth went dumpster diving behind Hannaford and stole some spoiled turkeys that were thrown out because they had thawed. The police department believes the birds were taken with the idea of redistributing them. They say anyone who comes across one of the turkeys should return it to the trash, where it belongs.
A commercial fisherman from Gardiner was found dead inside a storage container on the Rockland town pier Saturday morning and now the state medical examiner is working to determine how he died. WABI-TV reports police believe 37-year-old Adam Purington was using it that night as a place to sleep. The container is privately owned and used for storing bait and a forklift.
The City of Bangor has delayed the start of its winter parking ban, which usually begins on November 1st. Now, the ban is set to start with the season’s first plowable snowfall. For more information on the details of the ban that prohibits parking in the downtown area from midnight until 6 a.m., log onto Bangor Maine dot gov.
Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they've collected more than 40,000 signatures. Taryn Hallweaver from the Maine People's Alliance says the signature-gathering effort on Election Day means the effort is two-thirds of the way to its goal of putting the proposal on the statewide ballot.
A local credit union is working to warm the feet of people in need this winter. Seaboard federal credit union is collection donations of new socks at all their branches, which will be distributed to area homeless shelters. Find more information about the Sock in a box campaign at Seaboard Federal Credit Union’s Facebook page.