Bangor, Maine News Update: October 20, 2021
A Hampden man is sentenced to more than 4 years in prison for robbing a Bangor credit union in 2019. WABI-TV reports 61-year-old Ronald Tilley is also ordered to pay $8,726 in restitution after robbing the Downeast Credit Union on Springer Drive. Tilley was apprehended in Connecticut on a theft charge when police realized he was wanted in Maine.
No one was hurt in a crash on I-95 in Waterville that resulted in a pickup truck going up in flames. Maine State Police say the truck, driven by Jace Tillson of Clinton, attempted to pass an SUV, driven by Kemily Benes of Embden, in the breakdown lane. The truck struck the SUV on the passenger side before going off the road and catching fire.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an emergency appeal and stop the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. The AP reports Justice Steven Breyer rejected the emergency appeal on Tuesday but left the door open to try again before the mandate is enforced on October 29th. Workers who don't comply with the requirement risk losing their jobs.
Firearms season for deer kicks off this Saturday with Youth Hunting Day. While less than 5% of the population is usually harvested during youth day, it’s a great chance to get young people interested in the sport. Maine issued more than 150,000 any-deer permits this year, which is more than in any previous year.
Kids of all ages are invited to a touch a truck event next week, put on by Bangor Parks and Recreation. There will be candy available for the kids, as they get a close look at an assortment of large vehicles. The touch at truck will be held in the Cross Insurance Center parking lot from 6 to 7:30 on Thursday, October 28th.
The public’s invited to a Fall Market this Saturday at the Cherryfield Academy Community Center. From 9 to 3, the Main Street building will be filled with artisans, home-based businesses, a flea market, and bake sale, as well as a chowder lunch and desserts. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Cherryfield Community Calendar.