Bangor, Maine News Update: August 6, 2019
Belfast Police are warning residents of a social media scam that took 26 thousand dollars from a local woman who thought she was communicating with an old friend. The scammer, posing as the woman’s friend, told her of a grant program, but soon started asking for the woman to pay taxes and other fees ahead of time, using gift cards.
The body of a missing hiker was found in Township D, near Rangeley, after his family members expressed concern because they hadn't heard from him. Wardens located Jeffrey Aylward of Massachusetts in his tent, within site of the Appalachian Trail. The man had a history of health problems and wardens say his death is not considered suspicious.
It’s a successful year for Maine’s Puffin population. The popular birds are well on their way to setting a record for the number of breeding pairs. The National Audubon Society says this year is on track to beat last year’s record 750 pairs of nesting Puffins on Seal Island and Eastern Egg Rock.
This Saturday, Hampden will be filled with family fun for the annual Hampden Children's Day. Planned festivities include a parade, field day activities, a petting zoo, fireworks, and more. Find the complete schedule on the Hampden Children's Day website.
An Ohio man and his grandmother are traveling the country, visiting as many U.S. National Parks as they can fit in, after she told him she’d never seen an ocean or a mountain. This week, 89-year-old Joy and her grandson Ryan visited Acadia National Park, their 29th destination. Follow their journey at #GrandmaJoysRoadTrip.