Bangor, Maine News Update: January 14, 2019
Police are investigating a physical altercation at an Alton home over the weekend that resulted in a man’s death. 51-year-old Joseph Webber died before he could be taken to a hospital. State Police say three other adults, who were present at the time, have been questioned, but so far, no charges have been filed.
Wardens are reminding snowmobile riders to operate at a safe speed after multiple crashes over the weekend, many of which involved driving too fast and resulted in injuries. In one instance, it was a calf moose that caused the accident when three riders encountered the animal on a trail in Greenville. The moose was killed in the resulting collision and one of the riders ended up with a broken leg.
Folks traveling through Bangor should be prepared for some road work on Main Street. Traffic will be down to one lane in the area of Railroad and Cedar Streets until February 4th, so drivers should be prepared for some delays.
The federal government is giving Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services more than 800 thousand dollars to improve maternal and child health services. The money will be used to improve access to quality, regular care and a variety of specialized treatment options. In addition, the funds will help support services for children with special needs.
The BARN in Brewer is collecting donations of business casual attire, so their clients can use them for job interviews. The Bangor Area Recovery Network, or BARN, helps folks in recovery from substance use disorder to get their lives back on track. Donations can be dropped off during regular operating hours at the facility on Center Street in Brewer.