Bangor, Maine News Update: July 13, 2018
Two people went to the hospital yesterday afternoon with non-life threatening injuries after a three-car accident at the Odlin Road intersection of I-395 in Bangor that backed up traffic for about an hour. Police say it looks like Tyler Mitchell of Orrington was distracted or possibly sleeping when his car sped through the intersection and struck the back of a pickup truck, which then rear-ended a U-Haul.
Maine is lowering the age of workers allowed to bus tables in establishments that serve liquor from 15 to 14 years old. The change that will take place on August 1st will address the state’s labor shortage in the tourism and service industries.
People planning to travel on Broadway today may want to change their route. Construction crews will be working right in front of St. Joseph’s hospital on Broadway, and the road will be down to one lane, with flaggers in place. Folks with appointments at the hospital will want to give themselves some extra time to get there.
Anyone with a loon plate on their vehicle is entitled to some special treatment this Sunday. State parks and historic sites around the state, except for the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, are offering free admission to anyone with a loon plate. Find more information on the Bureau of Parks and Lands website.
Two summer camps in Maine offer plenty of fun, but also a healing outlet for kids who are grieving the loss of a loved one. They’re part of Camp Experience, a nationwide program that started in Maine and works to offer an informal setting for grieving children to bond. Find more information on our Sunday morning program, Maine Concerns.