Bangor, Maine News Update: April 26, 2019
Police say a woman whose remains were found in a densely wooded area in Gardiner earlier this month has been identified as Megan Gregory. She was reported missing in June of 2017, after an argument with her boyfriend. Officials have not released a cause of death, but do not consider it suspicious.
Bangor Police Officers and Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputies will be at Hannaford in the Airport Mall from 7 to 5 today and from 10 to 2 tomorrow, collecting unwanted and expired drugs. Most police agencies will be taking part in Drug Take Back day on Saturday but Bangor authorities decided to add an extra day. Find a collection location near you here.
A recent increase in the number of measles outbreaks has health officials advising anyone born before 1989 to get a vaccination. The current vaccine is given in two doses, but before 1989, only one shot was administered. There have been nearly 700 reported cases of measles this year, which is the highest since 1994.
The Maine Legislature has approved a bill that would require all students are fed a meal at school, whether or not they are able to pay. The proposal would require all communication about payment for meals involve only the school administration and the child’s parents or guardians. It aims to put a halt to openly stigmatizing students whose parents can’t pay or how have payments due
American Folk Festival organizers announced this week that next month's Color Bangor Fun run/walk will be the last, as they have decided to move onto other fundraisers next year. The 5K that includes several stations where colored cornstarch is thrown on the participants' white t-shirts is being held on May 11th. Find more information on the American Folk Festival website.