Bangor, Maine News Update: November 19, 2018
A Sabattus man was taken to the hospital after a hunting accident left him with a gunshot wound in his hip. Wardens say Joshua Stark and his girlfriend were walking along a power line in Topsham with three others when she slipped on the ice and her shotgun discharged. Stark is recovering in a local hospital.
The City of Ellsworth has instituted its parking ban, until March 31st. This means that no vehicles can be parked overnight on the streets of Ellsworth between midnight and 6 a.m. for longer than 30 minutes. In addition, no vehicles can be parked on the streets while snow removal is going on, or could be towed by the police, at the owner’s expense.
The election of Janet Mills to the office of Governor means Maine is going to need a new attorney general. So far, five people are vying for the job, including former A/G Mike Carpenter, Kennebec County DA Maeghan Maloney, Former sheriff Mark Dion, state representative Aaron Frey, and lawyer Tim Shannon. Lawmakers should make the decision on December 5th.
Maine potato farmers are hoping the popularity of a newly developed spud catches on and increases revenue. The Caribou russet first went on the market in 2016 and is now available in store across New England. The potatoes were developed by the University of Maine to thrive in cooler climates.
Blue Hill’s Farmhouse Inn is offering a community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, with seatings at 11:45 and 2 o’clock. The menu will include turkey with sausage/apple stuffing and all the fixin’s, with donation proceeds to be split between the Tree of Life Food Pantry and the School Healthy Snack/Backpack program. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Farmhouse Inn.