Bangor, Maine News Update: February 25, 2019
A South Thomaston woman is facing a murder charge for allegedly killing an elderly woman who had hired her to shovel her driveway. 83-year-old Helen Carver died of blunt force trauma and was found by a family member in her home. 37-year-old Sarah Richards is expected to make her first court appearance today.
The Maine Warden Service is once again urging snowmobile riders to slow down on the trails after another weekend that saw several person injury accidents. In addition, wardens say riders should allow plenty of space between sleds, when riding in a group, to allow time to stop in case of an incident. Find more safety tips at ME snow dot com.
Singer Don McLean’s ex-wife has launched a photo exhibition about domestic abuse, including a copy of the protection order issued against her former husband. Don and Patrisha Mclean divorced after an alleged domestic incident in their Camden home in 2016 and he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence assault charge.
Two bills before lawmakers would help improve the Meals on Wheels program that currently has about 400 seniors on a wait list for its services. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver food to Maine seniors ages 60 and older who are unable to prepare their own. A similar proposal made it through committee two years ago, but died when no funds were appropriated.
A group of comedians will perform in Pittsfield this weekend, to help raise money for the local community theater. The town has cut funding for the building and so the Cemetary Theater company is working to keep it running. The March 2nd show will feature comedy for ages 17 and up and costs 10 to get in.