Bangor, Maine News Update: May 9, 2019
Brewer Police responded to a report of a man with a gun near the corner of Holyoke and North Main Streets just after 4:00 Wednesday afternoon, but it turned out the man was a good Samaritan. He told police that he’d heard a woman screaming nearby, grabbed his gun and went to help. The man wasn’t charged in the incident.
The Maine Department of Transportation is warning residents of expected traffic delays on I-95 Saturday as the University of Maine celebrates its 217th graduation ceremony. Graduations are planned to start at 9:30 and again at 2:30. In addition, there will be smaller ceremonies Friday afternoon at 4 and again at 7.
The combination of grilling and campfire season and all the dry leaves and underbrush has fire officials cautioning about practicing fire safety. Grills should be kept at least three feet away from the house and deck, campfires and fire pits should be monitored at all times and fully extinguished before leaving. Learn the latest fire danger conditions at Maine Fire Weather dot org.
Postal Workers will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items this Saturday, for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave their donations next to their mailboxes, to be picked up and distributed to local food pantries.
Greater Bangor Bark for Life, the dog-friendly fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, has been postponed due to Friday’s expected rain and cold temperatures. The new date is September 6th, and organizers say current registrations will be honored on the new date. Find more information on the Facebook page for Greater Bangor Bark for Life.