Bangor, Maine News Update: November 20, 2017
There were two pedestrian-involved accidents in Maine over the weekend. On Friday, a woman was seriously injured in Lincoln when she was hit by a vehicle on West Broadway by Walmart, and in Augusta, an 81-year-old man died after being struck by a car on Northern Avenue. So far, no charges have been filed in either case.
The car racing community in Maine and around the country is concerned this week about the inability of a Pro-series racer to cross the border in Houlton in time to compete in a race in North Carolina. Cassius Clark, originally from Farmington, was detained at the border from Tuesday to Friday, filling out paperwork about the car’s emission standards, and missed the race. Clark and his King Racing Team have reached out to Governor LePage about the issue.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has reached an agreement with United Farmer Veterans of Maine to promote agricultural products grown by the state's veterans. Officials say the promotion will include a new "MaineGrown by Vets" label, which will give Maine veterans a chance to identify their products as veteran produced.
L.L. Bean, Good To-Go and Blaze Partners are among 26 businesses getting together to create a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands. The group sees value in leveraging what Maine's best known for _ the outdoors _ to create a business climate that promotes outdoor product brands and the younger workforce they attract.
Local musicians will gather for a concert this Sunday in Passadumkeag to benefit a father of four who’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In addition to the music, there will be auction items up for bid, food, and dancing from noon to 5:30 at the Passadumkeag town hall. Find more information on the Rockin for Ross Facebook event page.