Bangor, Maine News Update: November 9, 2021
A 3-year-old girl is recovering after accidentally overdosing on heroin. Her mother called 911 after finding the child unconscious near some of the drugs she had left unattended. Josselyn Henry is now facing charges, including endangering the welfare of a child.
Bangor residents may have noticed that their tap water looks a little discolored. Bangor Water District officials say they’re upgrading their obsolete ozone system, which is used to remove any discoloration from the water when it’s being processed. The system is supposed to be fully installed in February and officials say the water is safe to drink in the meantime.
An organization that provides everything from furniture to toilet paper for people transitioning from homeless shelters to their own residences got a big boost from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. Welcome to Housing Bangor received a $50,000 grant, half of which will purchase a building in Old Town for their headquarters and the other half that will renovate the structure.
The incumbent candidate in Ellsworth’s school board race has won another term. Abigail Miller’s opponent, Casey Hardwick, requested a recount when the vote came in as very close. The Ellsworth American reports, once the ballot recount was completed, Miller’s win was confirmed.
Bangor just might have a Christmas parade this year, although the Bangor Rotary canceled the Festival of Lights parade. Participants are needed to take part in the Greater Bangor Christmas Parade that will step off at 4:00 in the afternoon on December 11th.
Maine’s Credit Union League is taking donations to help feed the state’s food insecure residents over the holidays. All the donations, made in-person or online, will stay in Maine, to be distributed to area food pantries and the Good Shepherd Food Bank.