Bangor, Maine News Update: May 29, 2019
An Old Town man faces charges after allegedly breaking into a Stillwater Avenue house on Monday. Police say the residents came home to find John Harmon inside. After a brief struggle, he fled into the woods where a A K-9 officer tracked him down.
The Maine Emergency Management agency advises residents to keep their vaccination records and prescribed medication information on their cellphone or in the cloud. In case of an evacuation or an emergency, all those vital records would be available, without having to carry a paper copy.
The Maine Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that dogs are property and so not subject to custody determination by a court in the breakup of a domestic partnership. A Bangor woman had appealed the ruling to the higher court when custody of a dog was given to her former partner because it was his name on the adoption papers.
Maine is granting guaranteed paid time off to 85 percent of workers in the state, to include non-sick leave. The legislation requires employers with over 10 workers to offer paid leave that could be used for illness or emergencies. Other states have similar laws, but they don’t include non-sick time off.
Bangor Greendrinks will unveil its 2nd edition Bangor area Trails Map and Guide on Tuesday, June 11th, during a family-friendly event on the rooftop of the new Bangor Savings Bank. The guide features over 150 miles of trails and trail networks throughout the Bangor area that are open to the public. Find more information on the Greendrinks Map Party Facebook page.