Bangor, Maine News Update: June 21, 2019
Six men are facing charges as part of a prostitution sting in Oxford County. The men range in age from 22 to 59 and are all charged with soliciting a prostitute. The operation included several Maine law enforcement agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI Human Trafficking task force.
Under a new law signed by Governor Mills this week, in the future when Mainers apply for a driver's license or state ID, they will be automatically registered to vote. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has until 2022 to make the shift, which will also let 16-year-olds conditionally vote, which is down from the current 17-year-old limit.
A new paper and tissue business is opening in Bangor that will employ 40 to 50 people. The Soft Tissue Company will operate out of a building on outer Hammond Street. The first machine is expected to be operational in the next few weeks.
Auditions for people interested in becoming contestants on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune will gather this weekend. Auditions are being held from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night at the Collins Center for the Arts.
Lovers of sweet treats will flock to Dover-Foxcroft this weekend for the annual whoopie pie festival. On Saturday, folks can sample whoopie pies, listen to live music, and enjoy all the festival activities. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival.