Utility crews for Emera Maine and Central Maine Power worked throughout the weekend, restoring power to tens of thousands of customers after a rain and wind storm Saturday night. As of 4:00 this morning, Emera reported just over 31 hundred still without electricity and CMP still had a little over 4 thousand. Residents are reminded not to touch downed lines and to let the professional crews clear downed trees.

Orono Police say charges are forthcoming for several people who were working as employees of an illegal medical marijuana business. Officials seized around 100 pounds of marijuana, along with hundreds of potentially fraudulent medical marijuana card applications. Also found in the search were hundreds of pot edibles and vape pens containing THC.

The American Red Cross is currently looking for organizations to host blood drives. WABI-TV reports the Red Cross needs nearly 300 more blood drive hosts in the greater Bangor area in December, January and February, in order to keep the supply stocked. Find more information at Red Cross Blood dot org.

A Brewer organization will hold bi-monthly meetings to help young people who are in or seeking recovery. The meetings are held at the BARN on Center Street in Brewer, from 6 to 7, on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Find more information on the Facebook page for Young People in Recovery Brewer ME.

A new retail experience in Bangor is offering a chance for shoppers to purchase locally made crafts and foods, and giving local artisans a place to sell their wares. The Bangor Market Bazaar opened over the weekend, in the old KMart building on Hogan Road and will operate every Sunday, year-round. Find more information at Bangor Market Bazaar on Facebook.

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