Bangor, Maine News Update: April 25, 2019
A driver who got stranded in Milford was able to climb out of his car and get to dry land on foot, but State Police say he was one of the lucky ones. Flooding is forcing the closure of many roads around the state this week, and officials are reminding drivers that it’s important to mind the barricades and never drive through standing water on a roadway.
Athena Health announced this week that some of its workers in Belfast will be losing their jobs, although company officials declined to disclose to WVII-TV exactly how many jobs will be affected. A company statement says the business is in the midst of a merger with Virence Health.
A new report has named Bangor one of the cleanest cities in the nation. The American Lung Association released a report this week that tracks Americans' exposure to unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution, both of which can be deadly. The report states that Bangor's overall air quality worsened last year, but is still one of only six Cleanest Cities nationwide.
Residents are invited to tour the Hose 5 Fire Museum in Bangor this afternoon. Bangor firefighters will be giving guided tours between 4:30 and 6:30 at the museum on State Street, and will have wine and other beverages available, along with snacks.
A Portland man was distraught when he lost his wallet in January, because in addition to his birth certificate and 160 dollars, it contained pictures of a friend who had recently died. So he was relieved when a good Samaritan mailed his wallet with nearly all of its contents. The enclosed note revealed that the person who found it took 5 dollars, to pay for postage