Bangor, Maine News Update: April 24, 2019
Six people are charged with trafficking in drugs and prison contraband for a drug operation that delivered Suboxone and LSD to the Two bridges jail in Wiscasset. Officials say people outside the prison allegedly mailed the drugs to inmates, with the return address of a law firm that was not involved in the plot, in an attempt to fool corrections officials.
Ellsworth Police are inviting anyone addicted to opioids, heroin, or other prescription drugs to stop by the police station and connect with a volunteer angel. Downeast Project Hope volunteers will work to help find needed treatment and services for recovery, with the promise that the person will not be arrested.
A bill before lawmakers would require that all Maine schools teach about genocide and the Holocaust. The bill was recommended by Heidi Omlor, who teaches a course about the Holocaust at Ellsworth High school and says education about the topic is often severely lacking.
Residents of Caribou are celebrating the fact that their community is mostly snow-free, after setting a record for the most consecutive days with snow on the ground. The National Weather Service reports there was at least an inch of snow on the ground for 163 consecutive days, from November 10th through April 21st. That shattered the previous record of 155 days sixteen years ago.
A meal tonight in Brewer will help benefit an organization that provides clothing, blankets, and other necessities to the area’s homeless population. The Dine for the Homeless fundraiser is being held tonight from 5 to 9 at Mason’s Brewing company, on Hardy Street in Brewer. Find more information on the Hope for Homeless Facebook page.