Bangor, Maine News Update: October 7, 2019
The Coast Guard suspended a search on Sunday that started when they received a distress call, from a man who claimed he and his three children were in the water with lifejackets. No sign of people, wreckage, or debris was found in the water off the coast of Kennebunkport during an exhaustive search, and no one had reported the family missing.
Police are investigating after a man was found deceased on a woodlot in Ellsworth. Officials are calling it a logging accident and say foul play is not suspected. The man’s wife contacted police when her husband failed to return home after a day in the woods.
It looks like Maine’s retail marijuana business will finally get underway by March of next year. Voters approved the legal adult use of marijuana three years ago, but the implementation was tabled until lawmakers could determine rules and regulations. The Office of Marijuana Policy will probably begin accepting applications for retail businesses by the end of the year.
A United Airlines flight, bound for Amsterdam, was diverted to Bangor early this morning when the plane experienced a cabin pressure issue. More than 200 passengers stayed in local hotels and will fly out this afternoon to Newark, New Jersey, and then on to their destination.
Maine General Medical Center in Augusta has received a 100 thousand dollar federal grant that will be used, in part, to help improve services for people living with HIV. The Horizon Program offers chronic disease management programs for people dealing with everything from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and HIV. The grant will also help offer transportation so patients can attend the classes.