Bangor, Maine News Update: September 25, 2018
A Kenduskeag man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a Bangor business. Joseph Landry Nelson was allegedly found inside the Pho-Hoa Grill on Ohio Street Monday morning by the owner. Police caught up to Landry Nelson walking nearby and charged him with burglary, theft, and drug possession
Hurricane Florence could have an impact on Maine’s supermarket shelves, since North Carolina is one of the nation’s biggest livestock producers. According to WABI-TV, about three million chickens and turkeys, along about 55 hundred pigs were killed in the storm. That could mean less product in Maine stores and higher prices in coming weeks.
The Bangor Fire Department is looking for four new firefighters. The Bangor City Council voted this week to fund a portion of the positions, allowing the department to receive a SAFER grant, that will cover more than 150 thousand dollars for salaries and benefits. Anyone interested in filling one of the positions should contact the Bangor Fire Department.
A new Rockland facility is offering help to women struggling with substance abuse who are either still incarcerated and on pre-trial or home-confinement contracts, or are just being released from jail. The hope is that Ruth’s Haven will offer a support system to the women and help them get jobs and start their post-prison lives successfully. Find more information on the Pen Bay Ministries Facebook page.
Pet lovers will want to stop by the Woodlawn Museum, Gardens and Park in Ellsworth Saturday for the 10th annual Pet Fair. The annual event hosted by the SPCA of Hancock County will feature a pet parade, games for kids and dogs, food, crafts, and a blessing of the animals. Proceeds will support the operation of the shelter on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton.