Bangor, Maine News Update: December 1, 2017
A woman from Eustis is facing charges after allegedly threatening a dog walker with what turned out to be a BB gun. Franklin county deputies say 65-year-old Marcia Higgins was upset because the man allegedly allowed the dog to get into bird feed tossed on the ground.
The uptick in sexual harassment complaints is not only a national issue, with Maine seeing an increase in reported complaints that has doubled over a two-year period. Experts say it’s not necessarily indicative of more incidents of harassment, but rather that more people are speaking out.
Governor Paul LePage has asked the president for a disaster declaration to help recover from the powerful wind storm in October. He says nearly five million dollars in damage to public infrastructure was documented, far surpassing the threshold for a declaration.
A Candlelight vigil will be held in Pickering Square in Bangor from 11:30 to 1 this afternoon, in recognition of World Aids Day, with candles and red ribbons provided. Similar gatherings will take place at 6:00 tonight in Ellsworth at the Union River Bridge, and at the Two Cent Bridge in Waterville.