Old Town Police say a portion of Stillwater Avenue was closed for most of Thursday morning after an armed altercation between an officer and a man in a pickup truck. Officer Joseph Decoteau had pulled over a gray pickup with New Hampshire plates when the incident happened, resulting in the death of the driver, 37-year-old Adrian Bunker of New Hampshire. The Attorney General’s office is investigating.

Tis the season for chimney fires, so Fire officials say it’s important to make sure to take care of chimneys by making sure your firewood has been well-seasoned and getting your chimney cleaned professionally once a year. The best safety tip for the family is making sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.

Dozens of Maine communities will compete next month for the title of best tasting drinking water in the state. The Maine Rural Water Association is hosting the event that will separate into categories water with and without disinfectant. Last’s year’s winner was Town Hall Apartments in LaGrange.

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day, and so Health Equity Alliance in Bangor is hosting a brunch at 10 o’clock. The event will feature a ceremony to honor those who have been lost to AIDS and free testing. Find more information on the Health Equity Alliance Facebook page.

Seaboard Federal Credit Union is collecting socks, which is the most needed warm clothing item among Maine’s homeless population. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at Seaboard FCU locations in Bucksport, Hermon, and Ellsworth, and at the Grand in Ellsworth until December 15th. The socks will be given to the Bangor area Homeless shelter, the Shaw House, and the Emmaus Shelter in Ellsworth.