A woman from the town of Hope that was attacked by a rabid raccoon while out for a run says she killed the animal by drowning it in a puddle. Rachel Borch says she was running near her home earlier this month when she saw the raccoon charging her with its teeth bared. She let the raccoon bite her hand, then held its head underwater until it drowned.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent yesterday canoeing the East Branch of the Penobscot River, after a driving and hiking tour of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. He plans to meet with residents of the Katahdin region today before holding a press conference, but said yesterday that he’s comfortable with the property remaining in public hands
The Good Shepherd food mobile will be in Hermon today from 10 to 1, distributing food to folks in need. The portable food cupboard will be set up at the Penobscot snowmobile club from 10 to 1, and folks in and around Hermon are encouraged to stop by with their own bags and boxes.
A special color run is being held at Old Town High Schools this Saturday, put on by the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union to benefit their Ending Hunger campaign. The 5K is open to all ages and fitness levels and will feature glow-in-the-dark color and black lights illuminating the course. For more information on the Glow Run, log onto the Facebook event page for the Glow Run to End Hunger in Maine.
I’m Cindy Campbell. Find more news on demand anytime at Q1065 dot fm.

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