Bangor, Maine News Update: December 27, 2017
Police yesterday released new information about the suspect involved in the armed robbery at a store in Unity on Christmas Eve. The Waldo County Sheriff's Office said the man displayed a gun when he robbed the Family Dollar on School Street. Police released surveillance photos of the suspect. He was wearing dark clothing, and his face was concealed by a mask.
An investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact between a student and volunteer coach at Medomak Valley High School found no evidence of criminal offenses. The Bangor Daily news reported that the investigation led by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was the second investigation in recent months into allegations of inappropriate contact involving students at the school. Neither investigation yielded criminal charges.
A home on Halldale Road in Montville was destroyed by fire. WABI reported yesterday that no one was injured. One person who was displaced by the fire is being supported by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
City officials in Ellsworth are asking the federal government to solve the National Park System's $11 billion maintenance backlog. The city council approved issuing a resolve to Congress this week asking for an income and payment plan. Friends of Acadia Conservation Director Stephanie Clement says maintenance funding for Acadia National Park "just hasn't kept up with need."
The ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia may return if Portland finds $2 million to upgrade its ferry terminal. Service from the Ocean Gateway terminal looked like it was ending last month after U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it needed about $7 million in upgrades to meet federal standards. Customs and Border Protection now says agents can start doing customs screenings next spring if less costly changes are made.