Bangor, Maine News Update: September 13, 2019
The man convicted of fatally shooting Somerset County Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole last year is sentenced to life in prison. It took a Portland jury just 3 hours to convict John Williams in June. This was the first law enforcement shooting death in Maine in nearly 30 years.
Penobscot Job Corps is currently looking for new students. The center in Bangor provides training to people ages 16 to 24 for careers including, healthcare, welding, carpentry, and other fields of study. They have 200 people enrolled, with openings for 60 more.
Non-profits working in the areas of healthcare, hospice, mental health, and wellness are encouraged to apply for donations that will be given away on May 1st at the Cross Insurance Center Gala. Applications need to be submitted before the 27th of this month. Find more information on the event's website.
MDI High School will celebrate its new solar panel array with a ribbon cutting ceremony next Wednesday. Over 14 hundred panels it the largest array on any Maine high school, which will generate enough electricity to offset the school’s entire electricity consumption.
Ellsworth will be filled with Corvettes this weekend as Darling's Chevrolet hosts the Acadia Region Corvette Club's seventh annual Corvette Autumn Car Show. More than 50 vehicles will be on display for the show that aims to raise 3 thousand dollars for Sara's House, which helps people getting cancer treatment in the Bangor area. Find more information on the event's website.