Bangor, Maine News Update: October 19, 2018
Orrington’s vote on the proposed three-point-five million dollar public safety building has been delayed because town selectmen failed to sign a warrant at their last meeting. Despite notifying the whole town, and following all the other directives, the failure to sign would have rendered any vote invalid. Officials will meet again next week and start the process all over again.
Bangor High school’s homecoming bonfire was cancelled last night after a juvenile posted concerning statements on a social media platform. Police say the juvenile has been charged with terrorizing for the remarks that indicated there would be a problem at the bonfire.
Officials say crime in Maine dropped last year, for the sixth consecutive year, but some categories saw an increase and drugs continue to be a major motivator for criminal activity. The state had less aggravated assaults, burglaries, and domestic violence assaults. But there were more homicides and rapes than in 2016.
A Brewer business owner is once again thanking are Veterans by offering them free oil changes in November, in honor of Veteran’s Day. There are 50 openings for appointments next month, so veterans will want to call Rideout’s Garage soon and reserve a spot. Spouses of veterans who have passed away are also eligible for the deal.
The town of Bucksport will turn into Ghostport this weekend, as residents celebrate the Halloween season with lots of family fun. Events include a lil goblin parade, coffin races, and trunk or treating. Find a complete schedule of events at Bucksport bay chamber dot com.