Bangor, Maine News Update: February 5, 2020
Maine Maritime Academy alumnus and chairman of the board of Cianbro Corporation, Peter Vigue, has to stay out of trouble for six months and all charges against him will be dismissed. Vigue faced several charges in connection with the celebratory firing of a cannon at an MMA football game that injured a referee.
Maine's U.S. Senators are divided going into today's vote on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump. Senator Angus King says he will vote to convict while Senator Susan Collins says she will vote to acquit.
LL Bean announced this week that it’s reorganizing certain parts of the company, and that will include eliminating 200 jobs company-wide and the Lewiston call center will be closed. Company officials just recently decided not to move their headquarters out of Freeport, but to expand their present location.
Time is running out for Hancock County nonprofits and public organizations to apply for funds through the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant program. Applications need to be in by February 15th. Find more information on the organization's website.
Job seekers can take their resumes to U-Maine's Orono campus today for its annual Career Fair. From 10 to 2, 170 employers will talk to potential employees about job and internship opportunities at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. Find more information on the University of Maine website.
The soupman is back in Maine, handing out backpacks full of personal care items and hot soup to the state's homeless population. Peter Kelleher of Massachusetts started his mission after losing his son to a drug overdose. He was in Pittsfield earlier this week and is expected to arrive in Bangor today.
Dog lovers in Waterville can send a unique Valentine's gift to their sweethearts this year, in the form of a puppy gram. For a 50 dollar donation, the Humane Society will deliver a card, a rose, and a puppy to your loved one's workplace, so they can snuggle the dog for a few minutes.