Bangor, Maine News Update: November 3, 2021
Mainers have voted to halt the 145-mile Clean Energy Corridor, concluding the most expensive referendum campaign in Maine history. The measure isn’t over, however, as litigation will continue, despite the public’s decision. A large transportation bond was approved in Tuesday’s election. And Maine became the first state in the nation to approve a constitutional amendment that gives residents permission to raise their own food.
Ellsworth voters elected Casey Hanson and Steven O’Halloran to the City Council. Abigail Miller and Tara Young were appointed positions on the school board.
Mainers can now view health insurance inspection results online, for businesses that are reviewed by the Maine CDC. This includes restaurants, food vendors, public pools, tattoo studios, and others. The inspection results can be found on the Maine Department of Health and Human Services website.
A pilot program with the Aroostook County Jail is handing out naloxone to each inmate, as they’re released, as well as naloxone training and opioid recovery resources. The program is a response to a recent study that showed as much as 40% of Aroostook residents who died from opioid overdoses had, at some point, been incarcerated at the jail.
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter has opened its warming shelter for the season. From 6pm to 5am each night, the shelter offers a place for area homeless residents to get warm, have some snacks and coffee, get fresh socks, and have some social interaction with others. In addition, they can get information about services that are available to them.
Local crafters and artisans will gather for a craft fair for the next two weekends at Bangor Mall. From 10 to 5 both Saturday and 10 to 4 both Sundays, the public is invited to do some early holiday shopping, and take a chance at a $1,000 door prize. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Bangor Mall Christmas Craft Fair.
Adventurous residents will take to Kuller trail on the Camden Snow Bowl this Saturday for the Ragged Mountain Scuttle. Folks can walk or run the obstacle course, with proceeds to benefit the 4th grade Lean to Ski Program and the One Community Many Voices charity. Find more information on the 8th Annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle Facebook page.
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