Bangor, Maine News Update: October 11, 2018
A woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an incident in Dixmont. Police say an altercation between two men at a home on Moosehead Trail ended when the firearm they were struggling with discharged and a bullet struck the woman. Police are investigating and so far, no charges have been filed.
A bizarre accident in an orchard left an 87-year-old woman with what were believed to be non-life threatening hip injuries. Vivian Buotte was apple picking with her family when she was struck by a car being driven by her daughter, Nina Langervan. Police say no charges are expected.
The shuttered Old Town paper mill will reopen next year under new ownership as ND Paper Incorporated has announced it’s in agreement to buy the place. The mill now houses U-Maine’s forest bioproducts research center, which will remain when the mill restarts next year. ND Paper also owns the paper mill in Rumford.
An educational program in Bangor is using employers and workers to encourage students to follow their lead and work in the construction and trade industries. The Works for Me program kicked off yesterday at Eastern Maine Community College and hopes to steer students in the direction of job opportunities within the state.
People will be camping out at the Paul Bunyan campground this weekend, to help an organization that gets homeless families off the streets and into their own homes. Folks can pay 22 dollars per tent to camp out, or donate the same amount to Families and Children Together as virtual campers.