A Steuben man has been found guilty of multiple charges in connection with events that led to the death of his former boss's pug named Frankie. Justin Chipman's trial lasted one day before a judge convicted him of stealing Phil Torrey's SUV, burglarizing his house, and torturing and killing the dog. Another suspect in the case is awaiting trial.

The Bangor Police department is warning residents to be cautious of possible panhandling scams, especially this time of year. Sergeant Wade Betters says the city has an ordinance against aggressive panhandling, so residents should report anyone who pesters them on the street. Police advise donating to charitable agencies, rather than giving to people on the street.

The Governor’s Energy office says the statewide average cash price for heating oil is 2.64 a gallon, which is the lowest the price has been in almost two years. Officials say the lower fuel prices could extend into the winter.

A donation drive at Shaw's in Bangor on Saturday will benefit an organization that helps seniors feed their pets. Bangor Police will be at the Main Street grocery store from 9 to 1 on Saturday, collecting donations of pet food, cat litter, toys, cash, and treats for the Furry Friends Food Bank. Find more information on the website for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.

A dedicated group of volunteers will see their dream become a reality at 2 o’clock this Sunday when the Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson is officially dedicated. The monument features stones for each branch of the service, and is located on the Hudson Road, next to the fire station.

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