Bangor, Maine News Update: October 16, 2019
A Bangor widow was scammed out of one hundred-sixty thousand dollars by someone claiming to be from the Publisher’s Clearing House, who told her that in order to claim her prize; she’d have to send them money to cover taxes. Residents are encouraged to talk to their elderly family members to they won’t fall victim to similar scams.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says damage was too extensive to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed McCormack Building Supply in Winslow on Friday. They say the fire started near a building at the back of the complex where white pine was stored. No one was hurt in the fire that resulted in over 4 million dollars in damage.
A Bangor-based group that’s dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness through solidarity will hold a clean-up effort Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Ohio Street. From 11 to 3, community members are invited to join in as they clean up former homeless encampments. Find more information on the website for Dignity First.
The Old Town Rec Department is once again hosting a haunted trail, with separate tours for kids and for adults. All the money raised this Friday and Saturday will go right back into the Old Town Rec programs for kids. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Old Town Haunted Forest.
Portland is now home to the official NBA G-League team of the Boston Celtics. The President of the Celtics announced yesterday that the team has purchased the Maine Red Claws, which will continue to play at the Portland Expo. He said they’ll re-evaluate at the end of the season to determine whether they might want to upgrade.