Bangor, Maine News Update: October 27, 2017
A 90-year-old Camden man died after being hit by a dump truck while he was lying in the road in front of his home. Police had received a report just before 4:30 Thursday morning that Henry Dircks was found lying in the roadway, with no shoes, and wearing his pajamas. Authorities say heavy rain and fog contributed to the accident, but they don’t know why the man was in the road to begin with.
A Bangor native and author of the book ‘Orphan Train’ is the latest to accuse former President George HW Bush of grabbing her inappropriately. According to the BDN, Christina Baker Cline says she was having her photo taken with the former President at a fundraiser in 2014 when he told her an inappropriate joke and grabbed her bottom twice. A statement from the former President has apologized for any inappropriate behavior.
The Maine Department of Transportation says it is spearheading a new project to make the roads safer for state residents who like to walk. The Morning Sentinel reports 15 pedestrians have died from traffic-related causes so far this year. DOT officials plan to visit a total of 21 communities, to collect information about community safety concerns, which they hope to turn into actionable safety plans for Maine residents.
The Maine Discovery Museum is gearing up for its annual celebration and art auction, already taking bids on some of the artwork that’s up for sale. This year, organizers sent pine storage bins out to artists around the state, who have returned them painted with beautiful paintings and decorations. Find more information about the dinner and auction coming up on November 17th at Maine Discovery Museum dot org.