Bangor, Maine News Update: April 23, 2019
The state’s Government Oversight Committee has asked for an inquiry into the commission that oversees legal representation for the poor, to determine what led to overbilling. The commission’s three-person staff oversees 600 attorneys annually, and the report found 25 attorneys alone billed roughly 125 thousand dollars over the course of the year.
Ellsworth police will be collecting expired and unwanted medications during a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, in order to ensure they are safely disposed of. Officers will collect the drugs 9 to 1 on Saturday at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce on High Street.
Folks can recycle their unwanted electronics this Saturday during the Challenger Learning Center’s e-waste event. Helpers will be on hand to unload the electronics which will be recycled for free, although donations will be accepted. Find more information about the event on the Challenger Learning Center website.
An 80-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized in Damariscotta Lake is expected to be okay, after the quick work of two good Samaritans. Wardens say Daniel Reiss of Westport Island was fishing when he saw the man in the water and pulled him onto his boat. He messaged Joe Holland of Jefferson, who met him at the boat ramp and helped get the man warm while waiting for first responders to take him to the hospital
The Bangor Band is taking part in a special combined concert tonight, when they join with the Bangor Area Children’s Choir and the University of Maine Collegiate Choir. The concert starts at 7:30 at Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium, and admission is free to the show. Find more information on the Bangor Band website.