Bangor, Maine News Update: June 12, 2019
A Bangor man faces multiple charges after an altercation that allegedly started when Charles Pell became agitated after riders were told to close their windows. He allegedly assaulted three people who tried to subdue him. After being put in the cruiser, police say he tried to break the plastic divider between the front and back seats.
A fire at a medical marijuana growing facility this week raised concerns for firefighters that the combination of smoke and wind increased the possibility of a contact high for people in the area. The Monday night fire burned Sweet Dirt Incorporated in Eliot, a state-licensed organic cannabis grower.
Folks are invited to celebrate Maine's farm to table industry this weekend at the first-ever AgriCulture food tour and downtown festival in Skowhegan. The tour will include making pasta, touring the Somerset grist mill, grinding corn, and sampling craft beer. Find a schedule of events on the Agriculture Maine website.
Brewer students, entering grades six through nine, can learn more about working in the police and fire departments by enrolling in the Junior Public Safety Academy. The free hands-on program will explore topics like traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, fire safety, CPR, and first aid. Applications are being accepted until June 21st.
Bangor’s LGBTQ community is preparing for Pride week starts on Sunday, with festivities to include a rainbow run, worship services, and a Pride parade. While the festivities center around the LGBTQ communities, organizers say everyone is welcome to take part