Bangor, Maine News Update: September 1, 2021
Three people are facing drug trafficking charges, after agents seized over $25,000 in fentanyl from a Belmont Home. Officials say Jere and Judy Waterman allowed New Yorker Raqwan Ryant sell the drugs out of their residence. The Watermans allegedly aided in the operation by recruiting customers and bringing them to the house.
A brief pursuit in Bangor on Tuesday resulted in U.S. Marshals capturing a fugitive from Illinois. Cortez Strong, who’s wanted on a charge of criminal sexual assault, had eluded Maine police on several other occasions before they realized he was a fugitive. This week, they tracked him to Bangor and took him into custody, where he awaits extradition to Illinois.
Even though school is just starting for the academic year, it’s never too early to start thinking about financial aid for college. The Finance Authority of Maine will hold a series of virtual financial aid workshops, to educate and answer questions about the FAFSA, and available grants and loans.
Organizers of the Common Ground Country Fair announced yesterday that they will not be holding this year’s fair as an in-person event. They’re already planning alternate scenarios, including instructional videos, allowing vendors to sell their wares through the online store, and possibly holding smaller gatherings in Unity.
Volunteer Fire Departments in Baileyville, Monroe, Grand Lake Stream, and Kenduskeag received a special gift from Anheuser Busch this week, in the form of thousands of cans of water, to be used to keep everyone hydrated in times of emergency. The deliveries are part of a national program in which the beer company delivers emergency water to communities in need.