Bangor, Maine News Update: October 1, 2019
A 6-year-old boy from Farmington suffered injuries to his leg when he was hit by a pickup truck, as he waited to board the school bus. Deputies say the bus was there, but it’s not clear whether the flashing red lights had been engaged. So far no charges have been filed.
The discovery of a bicyclist lying, unconscious, alongside a road in West Bath has police working to determine what happened to him. The 34-year-old man’s bike was lying in the gravel next to him and he was wearing a helmet. Officials want to know whether he was hit by a vehicle and are asking to hear from anyone with information about the incident.
New rates for the Maine State Ferry Service take effect today, under a rate structure the Maine DOT Commissioner feels strikes a reasonable balance. The rate hike proposal was completed last month after much discussion and feedback from the public. Find a list of fees on the Maine DOT website.
Census data indicates that Maine, which is already the poorest state in New England, saw the biggest drop in household income last year. Household incomes dropped 3-point-3 percent from 2107 to 2018. A contributing factor is the aging population and workers entering retirement.
Holden residents are invited to have Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday morning. Officers will be at the Dunkin’ in G &M Variety from 7 to 11, to chat with residents about local concerns, or just to pass the time. The Coffee with a cop program is an initiative to improve the connections between law enforcement and the communities they serve.