Bangor, Maine News Update: November 15, 2017
The U.S. Marshals Service is warning of several scams involving people claiming to be marshals, court officers or other law enforcement officials, who say they’re attempting to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report to jury duty or other offenses. U.S. Marshal Noel March says says people who receive such a call should hang up and call the marshals or the Federal Trade Commission. He says it's easy to call a court clerk to verify whether there's a court order and whether a fine is overdue.
The Bangor City Council has approved a moratorium on the location of marijuana caregivers. Going forward, marijuana caregivers will not be allowed to be located within 500 feet of a school. The expansion won’t force existing facilities located in those areas to close, but will prohibit any expansion.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is accepting applications for a place in next year's baby eel fishing lottery, in an attempt to attract new people into the industry. The baby eels, also called elvers, are typically worth more than $1,000 per pound on the international aquaculture market.
Tomorrow is the American Cancer Society’s great American smoke out, and St. Joseph’s hospital is encouraging folks to reach out to their loved ones, encourage them to quit, and support their efforts. For more information, including on smoking cessation counseling, log onto st joes healing dot org.
A seminar in Brewer on Thursday evening will tackle the topic of recovery messaging, or positive ways to talk to people in recovery from substance use disorder. The event is presented by the group Young People in Recovery and will be held from 5 to 7 at Machias Savings Bank on Wilson Street. Find more information on the Facebook event page for Recovery Messaging seminar.