Bangor, Maine News Update: September 23, 2017
Five people were sent to the hospital after an accident in Prospect just before 1:00 Saturday morning. Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputies say speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn near the end of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that Maine’s election systems were not targeted by hackers during the 2016 general election. Federal officials say that 21 states’ election systems were targeted by Russian hackers. They say the systems were scanned, not breached, and so the election results were not impacted.
Officials with several Maine high schools say they are having a more difficult time than ever finding students from abroad to come to the state's classrooms. The Bangor Daily News reports administrators say factors making it more difficult include violent political protests, international travel bans and immigration crackdowns.
The federal government is sending nearly $6 million to Maine to help with services for mothers, infants and young children. The Health Resources and Services Administration says it's providing the money so the state can continue with voluntary home visiting services to women during pregnancy and home visits to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry age.
Bangor’s Snowmobile races will have a new location this year, as East Coast Snocross leaves Bass Park in favor of Speedway 95. The BDN reports using the track at Bass Park cost organizers five thousand dollars and the attendance has been declining over the three years it’s been held there. Officials at Speedway 95 say they’re excited to have a winter use for the facility.