Bangor, Maine News Update: August 30, 2018
Maine radio legend, Chuck Foster, passed away this week after suffering a fall at his home. Foster had most recently been hosting an afternoon show at WBZN in Brewer, capping a 48-year career that included radio jobs from Bangor to Portland, and the creation of a popular Saturday night television show, called All-hit Videos. Foster was 64 years old.
Several teens and their parents have filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that they say discriminates against students who want to go to religious school. Towns without high schools in Maine have tuition money available so students have a choice of high schools to attend, but religious schools are currently not eligible for the public funds.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is restricting one form of trap for hunting bear this year, out of concern of catching Canadian Lynx. The emergency rule is effective for 90 days and prohibits foot snares designed to capture a bear when it reaches into the snare or a device to obtain bait or lure. Find more information on the DIF&W website.
An animal rights organization has requested permission to erect a roadside memorial at the scene of an accident last week that dumped around 7,000 live lobsters into the road and the ditch. PETA would like to post a five-foot tombstone along route 1 in Brunswick that would read 'Try Vegan.'
School shopping online can help a local organization that works to improve the reading skills of people in our community. When shopping on smile dot amazon dot com, a portion of the purchase price can be designated for Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. Find more information on the organization's Facebook page.