Police say the leg of a 4-year-old child was severed by the bucket of a front-end loader at the family’s gravel pit in Franklin County. They say the child got under the bucket without his grandfather’s knowledge when the man exited the vehicle and the bucket lost hydraulic pressure. Police are investigating but say the grandfather’s quick actions saved the child’s life.

It’s lead poisoning prevention week, so the city of Bangor is teaming up with the Bangor Library to get the word out. Housing officials say over half of Bangor’s housing units are old enough to pose a serious risk. Information will be available today and tomorrow between 10 in the morning and 12:30 at the Bangor Public Library’s children’s department.

Job seekers can meet with dozens of potential employers this week at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The 20th annual Employ me job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon on Thursday. Find a list of businesses that will be in attendance at Maine Career Center dot gov.

The Bangor Historical Society is hosting its annual ghostly walking tours of the city, with stories of the city’s history, some notable deaths, and a couple of interesting happenings along the city streets. Organizers say it’s really no scarier than what you’d see on TV, and is also a great history lesson. For more information on times and to get signed up, log onto Bangor historical society dot org.

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