Bangor, Maine News Update: February 22, 2018
Teenagers were among the Protestors gathered outside the federal building in Bangor yesterday, calling for an end to gun violence and urging gun reform legislation. The local demonstration joined others across the nation in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in Florida.
Union workers for the South Portland Hannaford distribution center went on strike yesterday, after contract negotiations broke down. A union spokesman said the strike is in hopes of calling attention to their requests for better healthcare and a higher starting wage.
Maine electricity customers paid 77 million dollars more than they needed to for several years worth of electricity, according to a new report from the BDN. The investigation claims that retail supplier Electricity Maine lured many customers with prices lower than the state-regulated price and then raised its average price. Lawmakers passed a law last year to limit rate increases.
Relief is on the way from FEMA after October’s devastating wind storm. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide financial assistance to the state, local, and tribal governments, as well as private non-profit organizations. In addition, funding may be available to help activities that affect historic properties, wetlands, or the flood plain.
A spaghetti dinner this Saturday in Fairfield will benefit the family of a little girl who’s battling cancer. Amelia Johnson is just two years old and has already been through a 17-hour surgery, with a long road to recovery in front of her. The dinner and silent auction will be held this Saturday from 3 to 7 in the Carter Gym at Kennebec Valley Community College.