Bangor, Maine News Update: March 13, 2019
A Brewer man was sentenced this week for a standoff at the Village Green Motel last October. Gary Green was ordered to serve two months in jail, with credit for time served after pleading guilty. The standoff was launched after Green was spotted with what turned out to be a fake gun in the motel parking lot.
A Sullivan man is in custody after leading police on an eight mile chase in what was believed to be a stolen vehicle. 30-year-old Maynard Hardison hit two snowbanks during the pursuit and even struck a cruiser at one point before crashing the car and fleeing on foot. When police caught up to him they charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and reckless conduct.
Bangor and Orono voters chose Joe Perry to represent House District 124 in a special election yesterday. Perry was running against Thomas White to fill the seat left vacant when Governor Mills nominated Aaron Frey as Maine’s Attorney General. Perry won with 719 votes, over White’s 390.
Lawmakers have decided to keep Maine’s state flag as it is, despite a push to replace it with a simpler flag design from 1901 that features a pine tree and a star. Instead, the Legislature’s State and Local Government Committee has decided to amend the original bill to ask the Secretary of State to come up with a design for the state’s bicentennial flag.
A spaghetti supper in Winterport on Saturday will benefit community member, Tom Drew, who’s been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. From 4 to 8 at the Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, folks can enjoy the supper, as well as a silent auction and raffles, all to benefit Tommy. Find more information on the Facebook event page for Team Tommy Benefit Spaghetti Supper.