Bangor, Maine News Update: July 15, 2021
The former Director of the Waldo County Technical Center is facing charges for an alleged connection to a 13-year-old girl. Kevin Michaud is charged with simple assault and unlawful sexual touching. Michaud was released on bail with conditions that he refrain from talking to children under the age of 18 and that he stays away from the school.
The Grandmother of a 3-year-old Stockton Springs boy who died of blunt force trauma is facing charges for lying to police. Sherry Johnson is accused of refusing to tell police where her daughter, Jessica Trefethen, was staying Trefethen is charged with murder and is currently in jail.
Governor Janet Mills will host the third annual Governor’s Opioid Response Summit today. Assembled for the virtual conference will be medical providers, members of law enforcement, policymakers, and members of the public to discuss the opioid crisis and attempt to craft solutions. Maine had more than 500 overdose deaths last year and is on track to exceed that number in 2021.
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is warning residents of suspicious text messages that claim to be from the Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility. According to the AP, the text asks recipients to click a link to complete the verification. She assures residents that the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles will never contact people by text message.
Maine is going to study the burden student loan debt has on college graduates in the state. Governor Mills signed the bill designed to study the impact of the debt, which was proposed by Senator Mattie Daughtry of Brunswick. The measure will reinstate Maine’s Commission to Study College Affordability and College Completion to study how student debt affects Maine workers and the economy.
Yard sale enthusiasts will want to head to Surry this Saturday, when five different non-profits hold sales at five different locations. Thousands of items will be up for sale between 8 and noon at Rural Hall, the Gatherings Community Center, Old Town Hall, Arbutus Grange Hall, and the Old Village Schoolhouse. Find more information the Facebook event page for 5 Surry Yard Sales.
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