Bangor, Maine News Update: November 25, 2019
Police say an officer shot and injured a man over the weekend who was wanted on charges of domestic assault and cruelty to animals. Robert Farrington of Augusta was in stable condition, at last report. Officer Sabastian Guptill of the Augusta PD is on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Attorney General’s office.
The Maine CDC says the state currently has 51 acute cases of hepatitis C, so plans are in the works to launch a huge expansion of syringe exchanges. The goal is to have at least one exchange in all of the 16 counties in Maine, so people dealing with substance use disorder can have access to clean needles. Bangor is one of seven communities that currently have a syringe program.
The Jackman-Moose River Fire Department is the lucky recipient of a new fire truck, thanks to a car dealership in Hermon. Economy Motors picked up the truck at an auction and decided to allow the public to vote on which department got it for free.
The public is invited to a free Thanksgiving meal in Ellsworth on Thursday. The Ellsworth Elks club will host the holiday meal from 11 to 2 at their location on High Street. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Ellsworth Elks Lodge.
Registration is open for the Santa 5K Fun Run/Walk in Ellsworth, that's coming up on Sunday, December 1st. Participants can dress in their choice of a winter or holiday costume and will enjoy hot cocoa and sugar cookies after the race. Find more information on the benefit run on the website for the Beth Wright Cancer Center..