Bangor, Maine News Update: September 5, 2018
The two men accused of burglarizing a Winter Harbor man’s home and killing his dog surrendered to police yesterday. Justin Chipman and Nathan Burke, who worked on the man's fishing boat, face multiple charges including theft, burglary, and animal cruelty.
Its National Blood Donation week and Governor Paul LePage is encouraging Mainers to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life. Donations typically go way down in the summer months when the schools that host many blood drives are closed. Get more information about donation sites at red cross blood dot org.
Some trees in Maine are showing their Autumn colors early, which forest experts say may mean an extended fall foliage season. The trees that are already changing are reacting to the drought conditions this summer and are under stress. But the early change isn’t affecting all the trees, only those along the edges of forests, so there should still be plenty of color into October.
Tourist season may be over in Maine, but for businesses in Bar Harbor, that doesn't mean it's time to close til next year. Cruise ship traffic is expected to continue into October, leaving many merchants shorthanded as seasonal workers head back to school. But several told WVII-TV that, as long as the customers are around, they don't mind putting in the extra hours.
Brewer residents will celebrate Brewer days this weekend with everything from a children’s carnival to live music, a street dance, and even a fireworks show. The annual event is capped off each year with a Sunday car show, sponsored by the boy scouts.