Bangor, Maine News Update: May 1, 2018
Court documents reveal that Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole died from a gunshot wound to the head, and witnesses say John Williams allegedly called an acquaintance to tell him he’d done it and had allegedly been doing drugs. Williams is being held without bail and his court proceedings have been moved from Somerset to Cumberland County to ensure that he gets a fair trial.
The organizers of the Maine Lobster Festival have decided to ban politicians and politically affiliated groups from the annual parade. The application for participation in the parade describes the festival as a non-partisan, secular, and neutral private event which celebrates community and lobsters.
A public hearing will be held in Bangor this week on ranked choice voting. The measure that was approved by voters but has caused headaches as the state struggles to determine how to implement it will be used in the June election. The forum will start at 6:30 Thursday night in the Bangor Public Library.
Registration is open for this year’s Greater Bangor Bark for Life, a dog-friendly relay-for-life type event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. This year, Bark will be held on June 2nd at the Bangor Raceway and Folks who sign up today will be registered for a chance to win a fifty dollar Bangor Pet and Spa gift card. Find more information on the Greater Bangor Bark for Life Facebook page.
A Blue Hill man ran the equivalent of two marathons to raise money for kids so they can get access to programs they couldn’t otherwise afford at the YMCA in that town. Phillip LeBrenton ran 52 point four miles in seven hours and 27 minutes on a treadmill and raised close to five thousand dollars.