Bangor, Maine News Update: June 27, 2019
A Bangor woman is sentenced to 76 days in jail for exposing her infant to methamphetamine by using the drug while breastfeeding. Alyssa Murch was given credit for time served and will be admitted to inpatient rehab. In addition, she will take part in the Maine Drug Court program and spend 4 years on probation.
The sale of an unregistered explosive device to an undercover police officer has resulted in a Saco man being sentenced to just over two years in prison. Michael Rickett pleaded guilty to the charges after selling a military grade IED for 350 dollars.
Governor Janet Mills signed three bills this week aimed at fighting climate change by ushering in renewable energy. One bill will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 80%, over the next 30 years, while another would create new incentives for energy efficient heating and develop solar incentive programs.
Donations are being accepted to help fund this year's fireworks display in Bangor. Recent construction on the Bangor waterfront has forced organizers to move the fireworks launch site onto a barge in the middle of the Penobscot River. Find a complete schedule of events and donate to the fundraiser at Bangor on the fourth dot com.
The public is invited to remember a Lincoln native and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient during Master Sgt Gary Gordon Day, this Saturday. A full day of activities is planned, as well as a dedication ceremony when the Lincoln/Chester Bridge will be renamed in his honor. Find a full schedule of activities on the Facebook page for MSG Gary Gordon Day.