Bangor, Maine News Update: November 21, 2019
A Bucksport woman, who had gone missing after a fire at her home, is now charged with arson. After police caught up with Aza Jerome Vasylyk on Tuesday they arrested her for allegedly setting fires in an outbuilding and another in the house she shared with her husband. Timothy Jerome was arrested the day she disappeared because his daughter said he ignored orders by police to stay out of the house.
The Maine human rights commission has ruled that Uber discriminated against a blind woman when the driver refused to allow her guide dog into the car. Uber had argued that it shouldn’t be held responsible because the drivers work on a sub-contracting basis.
Smokers are encouraged to put down their tobacco products today, during the Great American Smokeout. Anyone wishing to quit smoking can call the Maine Tobacco Helpline at 800-207-1230. Find more information on the American Cancer Society's website.
A Maine state trooper came to the rescue of an owl that he found sitting in the middle of a busy road in Manchester. The owl seemed disoriented, so Trooper Sam Tlumac took him to a nearby fire station and consulted with a warden. After a brief rest in the warmth, Tlumac took him outside where the owl flew away.
The Brewer waterfront will glow tonight, as a way to recognize World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Folks will gather at Mason’s Brewing Company on Hardy Street from 6 to 7:30, and are encouraged to bring glow sticks and/or glow wear. In addition, there will be luminary bags on sale to honor people who’ve been impacted by the disease.