Bangor, Maine News Update: May 15, 2019
A Florida man was arrested in York on Monday after allegedly breaking into a home before dawn and climbing into bed with an 11-year-old girl. Police say the man was intoxicated and the girl wasn’t hurt. Claudio Pinto of Miami is charged with burglary and assault.
Governor Janet Mills has released her budget proposal, which includes 20 million dollars being directed to the state’s rainy day fund, 15 million toward Riverview Psychiatric Center’s federal debt, 20 million in school repairs, and 5 point 5 million for opioid programs. Republicans are criticizing the proposal, saying it’s too high a starting point.
Saint John Catholic Church in Bangor will host a second interfaith opioid healing service on Thursday. The information session starts at 5 and the healing service at 6, and people of all faiths are encouraged to attend. A member of Bangor Public Health will offer training on how to administer Narcan.
May is national bike month, so a free bike repair clinic is planned this week at the Maine Discovery Museum. Rose Bicycle will host the clinic that’s planned from noon to 1 on the first floor of the museum, when the public can bring in their bikes and have any issues fixed while they wait.
A group of Girl Scouts from Fruit Street School in Bangor sold 12 hundred boxes of cookies and used the money to buy two buddy benches for their school. The bright red benches are meant to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground.