Bangor, Maine News Update: June 20, 2019
A former Thomaston man, who spent 19 months in prison for accidentally shooting his girlfriend during a gun sale, is now going back to jail. Dylan Grubbs admitted that he violated his probation by using drugs, skipping substance abuse treatment, and driving after his license was revoked.
A bill banning the handheld use of cellphones while driving is awaiting the governor’s signature after being approved by the House and Senate. If Mills signs off on it, anyone caught using a cellphone while driving would face a 75 dollar fine for the first offense, and 150 dollar fine for every subsequent offense.
A lawmaker was removed from the House floor yesterday after approaching Speaker Sara Gideon and yelling at her. Representative Sheldon Hanington became upset during a discussion about aid for asylum seekers, saying not enough is being done for veterans.
Game Wardens are reminding residents of the importance of leaving young animals alone, even if they appear to have been abandoned. Mothers often leave their babies alone while they hunt for food, but will return to take care of them. Anyone who has concerns about an animal’s who’s been alone for a while should contact the warden’s service to check it out.
Literacy Volunteers is celebrating its 50th year with a book drive on June 25th at the Briar Patch on Central Street in Bangor. From 11 to 3 on that day, people can either drop off new or gently used books, or they can buy books at the Briar Patch and donate them. Find more information on the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Facebook page.