Bangor, Maine News Update: December 7, 2017
An Otisfield man faces charges after allegedly stabbing another man in a Lewiston barbershop. Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says 35-year-old Rashad Robinson of South Paris was stabbed in the chest and stomach but survived the attack. The suspect in the stabbing, 23-year-old Michael Barrucci, is reportedly dating Robinson’s estranged wife.
Oxford County’s sheriff turned in a letter of resignation yesterday, in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations. Wayne Gallant is accused of sending inappropriate photos of himself to a subordinate officer and his female companion. Chief Deputy Hart Daley has been named acting sheriff.
Two Maine agencies are taking part in a national study of the effectiveness of anti-bullying laws. Maine’s Department of Education and Center for Disease Control are joining Universities from around the country to take a closer look at how anti-bullying laws are being implemented. Education Commissioner Robert Hasson Junior says the work will help ensure the state’s anti-bullying law is actually keeping students safe.
Cancer patients have a new place to find others battling cancer, garner support, and education about resources that are available to them, all in a relaxed, non-clinical setting. The Purple Iris Foundation, that works to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, is holding an open house today at the new Barbara Sosman center, on rudman Road in Brewer, so folks can see the new facility that they call ‘the cancer patient’s living room. The open house is being held from 11 to 7 at the center, located across from Mcdonald’s in Brewer.