Bangor, Maine News Update: October 24, 2018
The body of a missing lobsterman has been recovered off the coast of Jonesport. A witness told authorities that they saw 51-year-old Scott Chandler fall from his boat at around 9:30 Tuesday morning near Doyle Island. Coast Guard, Marine Patrol, and State Police personnel helped with the search that ended with his body being found at around 5 o’clock last night.
A former employee of Eastern Maine Medical Center has been charged with 15 counts of invasion of privacy after he allegedly placed cameras in staff bathrooms. Prosecutors say 58-year-old David Waltz caught 12 employees on camera before the cameras were discovered. He now faces up to a year in jail and a fine of up to two thousand dollars for each count, if convicted.
Response was so great to Acadia National Park’s offer of firewood that they’ve decided to turn the offer into a lottery. Park officials said last week that the offer of two cords of wood for 25 dollars each would become a lottery if more than 15 people responded. So far, they’ve had about 90 calls, so now folks have until Friday to get their name into the competition.
There will be lots of orange in Ellsworth today, as children in town participate in Unity Day, a day set aside to show unity against bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and so kids will be wearing orange to show their support and to participate in a parade this afternoon at the Moore Community Center.
The Challenger Learning Center in Bangor is holding its 5th annual spud drive, to benefit its educational programs. A fifty pound bag of Aroostook County potatoes is 25 dollars, and if you buy two or more bags, it’s just 20 bucks a bag. Find more information about how to place an order on the Challenger website.