Bangor, Maine News Update: October 5, 2021
An Orrington church's appeal of a Supreme Court decision has been denied, putting an end to an issue that's been ongoing since Spring of 2020. Calvary Chapel had filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills, in an effort to prevent any future restrictions against in-person worship. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the petition, after a local judge ruled that the suit was unnecessary since Maine's state of emergency was no longer in effect.
Approximately 120 Maine National Guard Soldiers left Maine yesterday, headed to the southern border to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The members of the 488th Military Police Company will be replacing members of the 262nd Engineer Company, who have been on the same mission.
Residents can learn more about ballot questions that will appear on the November ballot with the State of Maine’s Citizens Guide to the 2021 Maine Referendum Election. This year’s guide offers non-partisan explanations of a bond question, a citizen’s initiative, and a constitutional amendment.
A new housing complex on Grandview Avenue in Bangor will offer affordable housing to lower-income, older residents. The 40,000 square foot building is the result of a collaboration between Penquis, Maine Housing, and the City of Bangor, and features 40 one-bedroom apartments. People interested in the apartments can apply through Maine Housing.
As home heating season gets underway, Mainers are reminded to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and know what they sound like in case of an emergency. Each floor of your home should have detectors, especially outside of sleeping areas. In addition, it’s important to make an escape plan and practice it, so everyone knows at least two ways to get out of every room.
The public is invited to take part in and watch Belt Sander Races this Sunday at Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor. This year’s theme is Oktoberfest, with refreshments provided by Atlantic Brewing and Maine Meats BBQ, and proceeds to benefit the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Muir Fund for Cancer Research. Find more information on the Facebook event page for Belt Sander Races.