Bangor, Maine News Update: November 6, 2019
Early election results indicate that both the transportation bond and the constitutional amendment have passed in yesterday's election. In addition, Bangor voters have approved a 6 million dollar renovation of the city hall building. And in Lewison, Safia Khalid has become the city's first Somali American elected to the city council.
Bangor Public Works will be picking up yard debris knocked down by last week’s storm, as well their annual leaf pickup, which is going on now. The debris will be picked up next Tuesday. Residents are asked to keep their leaf and debris piles separate.
Maine is one step closer to allowing the retail sale of marijuana, according to the state's office of marijuana policy, which says it has finalized rules to regulate the sales. Officials will now focus on application and licensing for prospective retailers. Potential sellers can register to complete fingerprinting for background checks and apply for an ID card from the state.
A huge craft fair is planned for this weekend at Bangor Mall. It's free for crafters to take part, and organizers say over 350 are expected to set up their tables. They hope the event will offer up plenty of pre-holiday shopping, and encourage people to visit the mall.
A Bangor restaurant will give back this holiday season by selling homemade Christmas ornaments, starting on November 18th, to raise money for charity. And this week, folks can vote for which charity will receive the money. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Legacy Sandwich Shop.