Bangor, Maine News Update: May 20, 2019
Three people were arrested last week as the result of an investigation into the distribution of cocaine in Hancock and Washington counties. David Dowling and Angela Ward are from Machias, while Jeffrey Sherrills is from New York City. All three are charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs.
Anyone who's traveled to Caribou recently and dined at Burger Boy may want to contact their doctor after one of the food service workers was diagnosed with hepatitis. Officials say anyone who ate at the restaurant between May 3rd and 13th should check with their doctor to make sure their vaccinations are up to date.
A Newport woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing 100 thousand dollars from a Hancock County non-profit. The Hancock County Planning Commission says the money was taken over the last two years. 55-year-old Sheri Walsh is charged with theft by unauthorized taking.
The public is weighing in on a push to replace Maine’s two largest electric companies with a single, consumer-owned utility. Representative Seth Berry’s bill calls for the state to buy CMP and Emera Maine, using low-interest revenue bonds. Critics of the bill are concerned that it could jeopardize Maine’s electrical service and would curb investment in renewable energy.
A community forum in Ellsworth on Tuesday will provide the public with information about the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing the spread of disease. In addition, health officials will offer free vaccinations for children under the age of 18, who are with a parent or guardian. The forum will start at 5:30 tomorrow at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.