Bangor, Maine News Update: August 12, 2019
A man was critically injured when he was struck by a train in Oakland on Sunday. Investigators say it appears the man was walking on the tracks. His identity has not been released but officials say he was in stable condition on Sunday.
A union representing Emera Maine workers is expressing concern about the sale of the utility to ENMAX, which recently cut its workforce by four-and-a-half percent and plans to use debt to purchase it. An IBEW spokesman told the BDN that Emera Maine’s workforce can’t handle any cuts without harming its service but an ENMAX spokesman says that won’t happen.
A new survey by the Maine Office of Tourism indicates that cruise ships are beneficial to Maine tourism in the long run, rather than the short term. While cruise ship passengers don’t make a big economic impact during their brief visits, one in three will return to the area in the near future.
Seniors are invited to attend one of several seminars focused on Medicare Open Enrollment. The sessions that are being held at libraries in Brewer, Old Town, and Orono will educate seniors in advance of open enrollment, which runs from October 15th to December 7th. Find more information at Eastern Area Agency on Aging website.
An organization that works to increase awareness and prevention of addiction is holding a benefit ATV ride on September 7th. The ride will start and end in Corinna and will be followed by a barbeque, silent auction, and cornhole tournament. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Zachary Project ATV ride.