Bangor, Maine News Update: January 23, 2020
A New Jersey man convicted on drug charges in Hancock County is sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Kayson Harvey pleaded guilty in Ellsworth earlier this month but, the day before he was to report to jail, he was caught with cocaine and heroin. That case is still pending.
Mainers have been receiving scam text messages, claiming to be delivery notifications from companies like Amazon and Fed Ex but could, in reality, put the person on the hook for a nearly 100 dollar monthly charge. Experts say if the link in the text doesn’t include a company name, like Fed Ex or Amazon, it’s likely a fake.
George Stevens Academy is looking to reach an agreement on a tuition increase with the seven Hancock County towns that send their students to the private high school. A drop in the number of international students has left a financial gap in their budget that they hope to fill with a tuition increase.
How exercise can benefit cancer patients will be the topic of a discussion next Wednesday in Ellsworth. Physical Therapist Charlotte Stephens will lead the talk, focusing on recovery and the importance of a plan tailored to each individual. Find more information and get signed up at Beth Wright Cancer Center dot org.
The investigation in to the practices of Central Maine Power continue, as the Maine Public Utilities Commission is now investigating whether disconnection notices were issued to customers, during a period when utilities cannot legally be turned off. The commission voted Tuesday to look into the notices that were issued between November and April of last year.
Hollywood Casino donated almost a ton of canned goods to the Good Shepherd Food Bank this week. The cans have been in the lobby of the Casino since November, shaped into a giant snowman. Find out how to donate at gsfb dot org.
The public is invited to watch a broomball tournament in Dover-Foxcroft this Sunday, that will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for life of Penobscot County. It’s just five dollars for adults, and 3 dollars for students 10 and over, and for seniors to help sweep away cancer. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up at Cancer dot org slash Maine.