Bangor, Maine News Update: April 30, 2018
The man accused of killing Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole is due to make his first court appearance today or tomorrow. 29-year-old John Williams was captured at a remote camp in Norridgewock after a massive four day manhunt. Corporal Cole’s funeral will be held next Monday at noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Governor Paul Lepage has vetoed a bill governing the retail sale of marijuana, stating that users will simply turn to existing medical marijuana rules to avoid paying additional fees imposed by lawmakers on recreational pot. Supporters says the bill provides needed changes, including eliminating social clubs, reducing the number of plants people can have, and prohibiting sales near schools.
A nonprofit foundation that owns Pineland Farms is planning to reopen the shuttered Garelick Dairy in Bangor and being operating a milk line and make cheese. The former Grant’s Dairy has been closed since 2013. Pineland currently has 16 employees and may hire up to 50 more after it finishes refurbishing the facility.
Job seekers may want to head to Augusta today, for a job fair at the Augusta career center. The event will feature opportunities to meet potential employers and also a chance to tour the new facility at 45 Commerce Drive. The job fair runs from 2 to 4 this afternoon.
The University of Maine is offering a raffle to pay for one in-state tuition for a year. The Alumni Association is holding the raffle that will pay a year’s tuition for one student, but interested parties have to enter by tomorrow. Find more information and sign up for the contest at the University of Maine website.