Bangor, Maine News Update: September 23, 2019
Several buildings in Old Town were damaged in a huge structure fire on Saturday night. Officials say no one was hurt, but 7 people were displaced by the blaze. Fire investigators are now working to determine what sparked the fire.
Ambiguous wording of a new hands-free driving law allowed judges to use their discretion about levying fines, which could range from 50 to 230 dollars. Court officials now say that, for the next six months, the fine amount will be 50 dollars with a 35 dollar surcharge. If the legislature takes no action, the fine will go back to 230 dollars on April 6th.
It’s been a good month for the Orrington Fire and Rescue Association, which has been chosen to receive a nearly 90 thousand dollar grant, money that will be used to replace Self-contained Breathing Apparatus. In addition, the department recently broke ground for their new building, that’s expected to be completed next summer.
Maine’s moose hunt kicks off today with ‘bulls only’ hunting until September 28th. This year, the state gave out more than 28-hundred moose permits, a slight increase from last year and a sign that the population is getting healthier. The any-moose hunt will start on November 4th.
Registration is open for the Pound the Pavement Color run/walk in Bangor. The event will kick off from the Sea Dog on October 13th and aims to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Find more information and get signed up on the Pound the Pavement Facebook page.