Bangor, Maine News Update: January 31, 2019
Mount Blue High School is investigating the alleged use of a racial slur during a game against Cony High School. The complaint claims that the slur was used by a boys’ varsity basketball player. This is the second reported racial incident in two years involving the Augusta high school.
The popularity of seal pup selfies is causing concern for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Officials say people and pets should stay at least 50 feet away from the seals. Gray Seal pupping season is going on now and will be followed by harbor seal pupping in May.
Tyson chicken is recalling more than 36 thousand pounds of chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says five-pound plastic packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets with a use-by date of November 26th 2019 have been recalled. Find more information on the company's website.
An agency that has been tasked with expanding broadband coverage in Maine is asking residents of Hancock County to record and report their internet speeds to help fill in the gaps in their data. According to their findings so far, over eight thousand households are ‘unserved,’ meaning their internet is not up to the appropriate speed. Find more information about getting involved on the state of Maine website.
The Maine Science Festival is looking for volunteers for the five day event that starts on March 31st. Organizers of the event that draws scientists and STEM presenters from all over the state say they need about 30 volunteers to cover jobs like checking people in and other behind-the-scenes work. Find more information on the Maine Science Festival website.