Bangor, Maine News Update: January 17, 2019
State Police are investigating how a 6-month old infant sustained serious injuries inside his Vassalboro home. Blaze Wood was living with his father, 23-year-old Dylan Wood, when he was hurt. Detectives have interviewed the father and the investigation is ongoing.
Folks who regularly travel route 1A will see some changes in the coming year, as the Maine DOT plans to install a continuous 2-way left turn lane on two sections of the road. Officials say that it’s an important change to help prevent rear-end collisions, and also to keep traffic moving smoothly.
Acting Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Randal Liberty, says he plans to reopen the Downeast Correctional Facility that was abruptly closed last year by the former governor. Liberty also says he plans to address the drug problem in Maine’s prisons by creating a medication-assisted treatment program..
A massive ice disk, that has become world-famous, has stopped moving. The circle of ice in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook has been twirling in the current but is now lodged against a riverbank. Pictures and videos of the ice disk, that resembles the moon when filmed from above, have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and CNN.
A Dodge Ball tournament in Orono later this month will benefit the Courageous Steps Project that helps children and young adults with developmental challenges. The registration deadline is Saturday for the Dodge for a Cause tournament that will be held at Orono Middle School on January 26th. Find more information on the Courageous Steps Project website.