The University of Maine Police Department is warning students and staff about a 22-year-old man who has been banned from the campus. Michael Nigro has been issued a criminal trespass warning. Police took to Facebook to advise not approaching Nigro, if he's spotted, but to contact them immediately.

Bangor city officials have a new plan for keeping the city's homeless population safe in the winter months, by purchasing bus tickets to warmer climates for those who are willing to go. The BDN reports the city has spent about fourteen hundred dollars so far, to relocate nine people, who have no ties to the area.

Emera Maine has some good news for its customers, with lower rates for the new year. Starting on January 1st, Emera customers will see a monthly savings of just over 7 dollars per month, or about 90 dollars each year.

Verso officials announced this week that the Androscoggin paper mill has been sold. The facility in Jay, along with a Wisconsin Mill, is being sold to Pennsylvania-based Pixelle Specialty Solutions for 400 million dollars. The deal is expected to be completed after the first of the year.

The public is invited to a living open house at the Beth Wright Cancer Center in Ellsworth on December 11th. Along with tours and information about the facility, there will be a cooking demonstration. Find more information and sign up for the cooking class on the website for the Beth Wright Cancer Center.

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