Bangor, Maine News Update: September 29, 2017
Searches of two hotel rooms and a vehicle, all involving the same woman, resulted in the seizures of more than one hundred thousand dollars’ worth of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. 30-year-old Toni Juliano of Canaan and 32-year-old Ambrose Wan of New York City were both arrested this week in connection with the investigation.
Drivers are urged to use caution and look twice before turning after several fatal motorcycle accidents recently where vehicles have struck bikes. The latest happened yesterday when 72-year-old Michael Bennett of Winterport was killed when a driver failed to yield the right of way for his bike. Motorcyclists are also urged to wear the proper protective gear, including a helmet and to make sure drivers can see them at all times.
Two Maine schools have made The U.S. Department of Education list of 342 ‘Blue Ribbon Schools.’ On the list from Maine are the Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor and 14th Street School in Bangor.
The folks at Manna want residents to know they’re still serving dinner at the Brick Church in Bangor and handing out bags of groceries to folks in need. Donations are needed to stock the food pantry and can be dropped off at the church on the corner of Main and Union Streets in Bangor. The food pantry is open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday.
The Greater Bangor area will be blossoming in yellow tulips in the spring, thanks to the efforts of some folks who want to raise awareness about suicide. As a wrap-up to National Suicide Prevention Month, a group called Bangor Steps has partnered with the yellow tulip project and will be planting the bulbs in front of schools, churches, hospitals, and other locations today. Find more information at the yellow tulip project dot org.