Bangor, Maine News Update: September 17, 2018
A convicted murderer remains at large this morning, after escaping from the Charleston Correctional Facility last Thursday. Arnold Nash is considered dangerous and police advise not approaching him, if he's spotted, but calling 911 immediately. Dover-Foxcroft Police are suggesting that residents take precautions like locking their doors and windows and being aware of their surroundings at all times.
Maine has its first confirmed case of equine West Nile Virus in a York County horse. Officials say the animal was showing neurological signs last week of the disease that’s spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The horse wasn’t vaccinated against the disease and is under the care of a veterinarian.
State Police are asking for the public’s help locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run Saturday in Masardis. A pickup truck hit a vehicle from the rear that was stopped on the side of the road, causing major damage to both vehicles. The truck is described as a later model red GMC or Chevrolet pickup.
Mainers are encouraged to sign up for safe disposal of their old banned and unusable pesticides. Registration for the four regional pesticide collection days must be done by October 5th. Find more information on the website for the department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is gearing up for the annual Common Ground Fair, which kicks off this Friday in Unity. The three-day fair has no midway, but celebrates rural and sustainable living in Maine, through displays and instructional seminars, along with a local artisan marketplace. Find a schedule of events at MOFGA's website.