Bangor, Maine News Update: August 13, 2018
There’s no word yet on what caused a massive fire at AIM Recycling in Bangor on Friday evening that sent flames dozens of feet into the sky. Firefighters from several communities battled the fire at the facility that shares its location with Kenny-U-Pull, while several explosions could be heard from gas tanks and other flammable liquids on the property. No one was hurt in the fire.
A man wanted by Bangor police for charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon was hospitalized after crashing his car on Harlow Street in Brewer Saturday night at the end of a police chase. Brewer Police had gone to Washington Street to look for 32-year-old Eric Ronco before he was spotted in his car on North Main Street.
Maine Veterans can now receive a free lifetime pass for state parks and the state museum. Only veterans who are residents of Maine, have received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions are eligible. There are about 116 thousand veterans living in the state.
Historic items belonging to an early member of the Boston Red Sox will soon go up for auction, including a 6-foot long panoramic photo of the Red Sox and Washington Nationals playing on Patriots Day at the Huntington Avenue grounds in Boston in 1910, two years before Fenway Park was built. Third Baseman Harry Lord started playing for the team when they were called the Boston Americans and then the Red Sox before moving to the White Sox.
The final Ride for the Wet Nose will be held this Wednesday, with Brewer 15-year-old Matt Gross and his Dad Jason riding their bicycles from Brewer to Passadumkeag and back, for a total of 65 miles. Since 2012, Matt has raised over fourteen thousand dollars for area animal shelters, and is close to reaching this year’s goal of 42 hundred. Find more information and make a donation at the Ride for the Wet Nose Facebook page.