Bangor, Maine News Update: October 25, 2018
A woman from Union has been summonsed after her vehicle struck a 14-year-old student as he crossed the road to board a school bus. Police say the student suffered bumps and bruises. It’s unclear whether yesterday’s snowy road conditions or decreased visibility had anything to do with why Eileen Bayer didn’t stop for the bus’s flashing lights.
Students across Maine held a mock election yesterday and selected Shawn Moody as the next Governor of Maine. Organizers say the annual election is a chance for students to learn about politics and to foster the desire to take part in the voting process. Other results included Angus King for the U.S. Senate, and Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree for the U.S. House.
A Knox County school district is experimenting with a way to use remote school days to cut down on the number of snow days that need to be made up at the end of the year. Students will be required to complete assignments online or work on projects that will be due when they return. Teachers will hold office hours and the district will provide wireless hot spots for kids who don’t have internet access at home.
Stephen King has sold the movie rights to one of his short stories for a dollar to student filmmakers from a film academy in Wales, who will turn it in to a non-commercial film. The story, ‘Stationary Bike’ is about a man who uses the bike to lose weight but starts having strange thoughts about being followed on his daily rides.
There will be Halloween fun in Bangor tonight, as Bangor Parks and Rec hosts its annual Halloween Carnival at their Main street location. From 6 to 8 tonight, families can enjoy games, activities, and a haunted chamber. Find more information on the Bangor Parks and Rec website.