Bangor, Maine News Update: August 22, 2019
A Belfast woman will spend two weeks behind bars and two years on probation after threatening city officials in a YouTube video. Laurie Allen was found guilty of terrorizing for posting the video that showed her shooting a at a target with a scoped rifle before naming multiple city officials and employees.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says voter registration mailings, some that are being sent to deceased residents, are not from the Maine government, but also are not illegal. An Alabama-based volunteer organization called Vote Forward is sending out the handwritten letters to potential Democratic voters..
Summer camps in Smithfield and Oakland are helping children who have lost a loved one deal with their grief. Experience camps use bereavement activities and creative endeavors to help kids get in touch with and talk about their feelings. Find more on the Experience Camp website.
A free child safety seat clinic will be held this Saturday at Quirk Chevrolet on Hogan Road in Bangor. Between 10 and 1 on Saturday, representatives from Safe Kids Maine and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center will evaluate the installation and size of car seats, and will check for any recalls. Appointments are recommended and can be made at on the Maine Seat Check website.
The American Folk Festival kicks off on Friday with a musical parade through the festival grounds, starting at 6 p.m. This year's festival will have a slightly different set-up, due to recent construction on the Bangor waterfront, but is still free to the public, although there is a suggested donation of $20 per person. Find a complete schedule of performances and more information on the American Folk Festival website..