Snowmobile riders are reminded of the importance of wearing a helmet after the death of a Long Pond man on Saturday. Wardens say Bryan Sylvester was thrown from his sled when it struck a large snow drift. This is the first fatal snowmobile crash this season.

Bangor residents are encouraged to keep their vehicles locked after a car burglar was caught on surveillance video in the Fruit Street area. Police say these burglars rarely ‘break into’ cars, but instead rely on unlocked doors and valuables, like wallets, credit cards, and electronics, that are left out in the open. The best defense is to remove valuables when getting out of a vehicle, and keep it locked at all times.

Skowhegan residents will gather at the middle school gymnasium tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of the team name ‘Indians. Anyone wishing to speak during the meeting will need to sign up in the hour prior. Some residents find the name racist while others see it as a source of pride.

Despite the winter weather, folks can still enjoy a Farmer's market with fresh produce in Bangor. The market is held in the banquet room of the Sea Dog Brewery on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Find more information on the Bangor farmer's market Facebook page.

Fathers and Daughters are invited to attend a Valentine’s Dance in Bangor on February 16th. The annual dance at the Cross Insurance Center’s Grand Ballroom is open to girls in grades K through 7, and they can be accompanied by their Dad, grandfather, uncle, brother. To buy tickets, log onto the Bangor Parks and Rec website.

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