Bangor, Maine News Update: May 23, 2019
Lawmakers are considering whether to allow an amendment that would give the courts the right to take guns from some people. One proposal would allow for extreme risk protection orders to certain individuals while another would give police the right to search and seize firearms.
The town of Orrington is once again without a town manager, after its newest hire, Joan Gibson, was fired just two months into her three month probationary period. The previous two managers resigned their posts, amid disputes with town selectmen. There's no word yet on who the interim town manager will be now that Gibson has been let go.
The American Red Cross is offering grilling safety tips as folks head into the Memorial Weekend, including always supervising a grill when it's in use, and keeping the grill out in the open to prevent CO poisoning and potential fires. Find more safety tips through the American Red Cross app.
Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can apply for a scholarship to spend a week at the Bangor Y's Camp G. Pierce Webber for free, thanks to a former camper who will pick up the tab. The scholarships are named for Alexandra Johnston, who said she wants other kids to experience the benefits of a Y camp. Find more information the Bangor Y's website or on our Sunday morning program, Maine Concerns.
The public is invited to attend the annual Team Mimi Softball tournament, coming up next weekend. Along with just cheering on the teams, there will be concessions and raffles, all to support the Champion the Cure Challenge. The games will be played from 8 to 6, June 1st at the Union Street Athletic Field.