Bangor, Maine News Update: May 1, 2019
It’s a happy ending to the story of two Presque Isle brothers who were taken out of state, allegedly against their will, by their father. Presque Isle Police say someone who saw one of their departments’ posts about the Strother brothers called in a tip, which resulted in their father, Joel Strother, being taken into custody. The boys, ages 12 and 11, have been out of school since February.
The search for two women in the Katahdin area resulted in Aprylle Tapley-Pepper and Tammy Michaud being found safe by a warden service pilot. Officials say they were going for a ride on the Golden Road on Sunday when their vehicle hit a rock and became disabled.
Maine DOT officials say several road construction projects have been set aside, in an effort to stay within their budget. A recent hike in bid prices has forced them to set aside paving work on South Main Street in Brewer, Stillwater Avenue in Old Town, and Route 15 in Orrington. A longer list of specific projects is expected in a few weeks.
The Penobscot County Department of Corrections will hold a meeting on Monday for potential contractors as it seeks to build a 300-bed jail. The current facility has capacity for 157 inmates, but has an average daily population of 190. Bids to build the jail are due by May 20th.
The Brewer High school robotics team will host an unusual fundraiser this Saturday at the high school. Along with a yard sale, the group is hosting a track meet for robots and encouraging students from 3rd to 8th grade to take part.