Bangor, Maine News Update: February 14, 2019
Fire officials are urging residents to stay out of burning buildings once they escape safely, after two homeowners have died in a week, while trying to save their dogs. In Dedham on Wednesday, Jerry and Phyllis Bishop got out when smoke detectors alerted them to a fire, but Jerry went back in to save their husky and succumbed to the smoke. A nearly identical case happened last week in Orland.
A traffic stop in Ellsworth ended with two people arrested on drug trafficking charges. Police found 100 grams of heroin in the car and another 40 grams in the house shared by William Smeal and Savannah Adams of Hancock. Police say the street value of the drugs is more than 50 thousand dollars.
It was an unusual snow day for students in Camden, as they tried out the system for a remote school day. The process will be used on snow days, so that it can still be counted as an academic day. Elementary through high school students communicated with teachers through their laptops and worked on lessons throughout the day, from home.
Registration is open for the Islesboro Crossing, a 5K that has participants swimming from Northport to Islesboro, all to benefit LifeFlight of Maine. The emergency helicopter service wants to replace two of its older helicopters to better serve patients in Maine. Find more information and get signed up at Islesboro Crossing dot org and learn more on this Sunday morning’s program, Maine Concerns.
A moose calling event at Skowhegan fairgrounds not only got the participants into the Guinness Book of World Records, but it created a whole new category. One-thousand-fifty-four people gathered at the fairgrounds in June and a registered guide taught them how to call a moose by grunting and groaning. There’s no indication that any moose answered the call.