Bangor, Maine News Update: November 4, 2019
Utility crews worked throughout the weekend, restoring power to customers affected by last week’s storm. Emera Maine is reporting less than 500 customers without electricity this morning, while CMP has just over a thousand still waiting for power. Crews will be back at it today, clearing downed trees and lines.
As residents being cleaning up their properties after the storm, fire officials remind them that a permit is required for any open burning. They advise raking up fallen leaves before setting yard debris on fire, to prevent the fire from spreading. Find more information at Maine burn permit dot com.
Mainers will vote tomorrow on a hundred and five million dollar bond package and a constitutional amendment. The bond package would approve borrowing to improve roads, bridges, and other projects. The amendment would allow the legislature to come up with alternative ways for disable Mainers to sign citizens' initiatives or petitions.
Bangor residents will not be subjected to the Cross Insurance Center's new security policies when voting on Tuesday. The secretary of state advised the venue's officials that the measures could affect. While the metal detectors are permanently stationed at the doors, they will not be turned on during voting hours.
When a patient at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center noticed a dog in the Penobscot River, she alerted the nurses that something had to be done. The nurses ran down to the river and rescued the dog named Reilly, whose head was stuck under a rock. WABI-TV reports the dog got loose when Friday's windstorm knocked down a fence in her backyard.