Bangor, Maine News Update: December 6, 2019
Former Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue is facing charges after allegedly bringing a cannon to a Maine Maritime football game that injured a referee. Video of the game shows the cannon discharging, with some of the debris striking the ref in the face. The 72-year-old MMA alumni is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm on school property.
A Hampden detox center has expanded its services to include clients in the Downeast and Northern parts of Maine. In addition, patients will not have to be cleared through the emergency room to seek help from New Horizons. Find more information about the program on the website for Wellspring Maine.
The U.S. Postal Service always has the safety of its postal carriers in mind, but especially this time of year with the winter weather and increased mail volume. Residents are asked to keep their walkways, steps, driveways, and sidewalks shoveled and sanded, to prevent slips and falls.
Firefighters in Readfield came to the rescue of two deer, after they fell through the ice several hundred feet from the shore of Maranacook Lake. It took several hours to get the deer to safety. Firefighters warmed them with towels until they felt strong enough to wander back into the woods.
The Christmas tree in Downtown Bangor will be lit on Saturday, following the Festival of Lights parade. A variety of events will lead up to the 4:30 parade, including a chance to see Santa's reindeer. Find a complete schedule on the Bangor Festival of Lights Facebook page.