A fungus that can be dangerous to trees, especially maples, has been seen a lot around Maine, especially the Bangor area, causing black splotches on the leaves. A forest entomologist told TV-5 it’s called Black Tar Fungus and was probably caused by our early spring weather. She advises raking up any infected leaves that fall from the trees and disposing of them, to avoid re-infecting it next year.

It can be tough to know how to talk to teens about sensitive subjects like eating disorders, bullying,a nd substance abuse. So Acadia hospital is releasing a series of seven videos to offer tips on warning signs of a problem, how to approach your teen about it, and how to help. The first in the series, which is about suicide, can be found at Acadia Hospital dot org slash Acadia Cares.

Anyone looking for a free pet may want to stop by the Bangor Humane Society this weekend for free adoption Saturday. The usual policies will be adhered to in order to make sure the pet is a good fit with the family, but all fees will be waived between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, folks are encouraged to bring pet supplies all week to Quirk Subaru on Hogan Road that will be given to the humane society.

Bucksport will once again be transformed into Ghostport this weekend, as the town once again celebrates the Halloween season. From to 10 am to 10 pm Saturday, there will be a number of fun activities like a zombie shuffle, costume parade, a trebuchet launching pumpkins, and the traditional coffin race. For more information and a schedule of events, log onto the Ghostport Facebook page.

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