Bangor, Maine News Update: July 14, 2021
A Maine State Police Trooper has been cleared of allegations of racial profiling. Trooper John Darcy was accused of making a racist statement about a driver just prior to a traffic stop that resulted in drug trafficking charges. Chief of the Maine State Police, Colonel John Cote says the investigation turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
Governor Janet Mills has signed a bill that will expand the availability of affordable child care in the state. The new facilities will enable low-income families to access child care, and provide educational activities that will help prepare them for school. Mills says many parents are moving away from rural areas, where childcare is scarce.
A bill that would have created a consumer-owned utility company was vetoed on Tuesday by Governor Janet Mills. While she admitted that the performance of the state’s current electricity providers has been abysmal, she voiced concerns about the proposed Pine Tree Power Company, saying the writing of the plan was rushed and could cause more issues than it would solve. The bill passed the House and Senate, but without large enough margins to override the veto.
Anyone interested in becoming a table games dealer at Hollywood Casino will want to stop by today for a job fair for tables games dealer school. Interviews will be conducted onsite and contingent offers will be made, including a potential $1,000 sign-on bonus. The job fair will run from 4 to 7 this afternoon in the Hollywood Casino hotel lobby.
The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley is gearing up for its first summer event in two years. It will be a Heavy Metal Summer, July 24th at Leonard’s Mill, with a variety of family-friendly events and displays, a working steam-powered Lombard log hauler, bean hole beans, and blacksmithing demonstrations.