Bangor, Maine News Update: January 9, 2019
Two men are facing drug charges in connection with the overdose death of a Sullivan woman in August. The medical examiner determined that Nina Wallace died of an overdose of fentanyl. James Grindel of Waltham is charged with unlawful furnishing of the drug, while Richard Drost of Sullivan is charged with trafficking.
One of Franklin County’s largest employers announced this week that it will shut down its Wilton call center on March 31st, leaving 227 employees without a job. Town officials said they learned of the Barclay Card call center closure just before it was announced publically and plan to meet tonight to discuss providing services to those who will be laid off.
A Hancock County group is offering grief support groups for folks who have lost a loved one. Janice Ronco of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County told WVII-TV that winter can be a hard time for anyone who’s grieving, but encourages them to accept invitations, get out of the house, and do things like exercising to keep their spirits up. Find more information about the weekly groups at Hospice of Hancock dot org
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has ordered a full investigation into the billing and metering systems of Central Maine Power, stating that ratepayers needs to be able to depend on the accuracy of their bills. Customer service complaints will be included in a separate case involving rates.
Registration is open for a youth ice fishing derby at Lake St. George State Park on Saturday, January 26th. All equipment and bait is provided, as well as lunch and hot cocoa. Find more information on the Lake Saint George website. Maine dot gov slash lake saint George.