Bangor, Maine News Update: February 7, 2019
A Baileyville man wasn’t hurt when his ATV went through the ice, and he had to be rescued by the Warden Service. Mike Murphy was able to make his way to Walls Island on Grand Falls Flowage, but the ice was too thin to safely make it back to the mainland. Wardens used an airboat to get to Murphy and retrieved his ATV from the open water.
Governor Mills has signed an executive order to address the state’s opioid problem, which calls for buying and distributing 35 thousand units of naloxone across the state. The measure would also support the training of 250 recovery coaches and more medication-assisted treatment for inmates. Mills says it will be paid for through existing state funds as well as federal money.
Public comment was heard Wednesday on a bill that would require all EMS transports in Maine to record video of patients and paramedics in ambulances. Supporters say the main goal is to improve patient care, and that all videos would be kept private under HIPPA regulations. A decision on the measure is expected as early as next week.
Volunteers are needed for a three day festival in Bangor that celebrates STEM education. The Maine Science Festival is looking for folks who can help out behind the scenes next month. Learn more about the event on our Sunday morning program, Maine Concerns.
A 6-year-old boy from the Peiscataquis Community Elementary school has a new super-ride, thanks to the folks at the Make a Wish Foundation. Abel, who was diagnosed a year ago with a brain tumor, loves superheroes and so the organization presented him with a Superman Go-Kart this week. His Mom told WABI-TV that he said he knew about the surprise because he has x-ray vision.