Drivers through Brewer this week can expect I-395 exits 6A and B to be closed during the overnight hours, while crews continue to work on the Wilson Street bridge. Each night through Friday, the final exits on the Brewer side of I-395 will be closed from 9 pm until 6 am. The exits should be reopened in time for the weekend.  

Opponents of a proposal to replace Versant and CMP with a consumer-owned utility have crafted a referendum that could make it tougher to accomplish. WABI-TV reports the proposal would require voter approval for any quasi-government entity, including a consumer-owned utility, to take on $1 billion or more in debt. Both proposals are pending approval by the secretary of state’s office, before supporters can begin collecting signatures.  

An organization that runs 7 sober houses in Bangor and Brewer are planning to open an 8th, as their current houses are full and their wait list expanding. Fresh Start Sober Living provides the residences to help people fresh out of jail get back on their feet and maintain their sobriety. The 8th sober house will be located on Catell Street in Bangor and will open at the end of the month.  

Deer hunters are gearing up for the new season, one portion of which starts later this week. The expanded archery and crossbow season, which allows hunting in limited portions of the state, begins on Saturday and runs to December 11th, while the statewide archery and crossbow season begins in October. Maine regulators plan to issue more than 150,000 deer permits this year.  

The town of Orland will celebrate River Day this Saturday. Events will include a parade, a river paddle, live music, and retail vendors. Find more information on the Orland River Day Facebook page.

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