Bangor, Maine News Update: September11, 2017
State Police say two motorcyclists have died in a crash with a pickup truck on I-95 as they were participating in the annual United Bikers of Maine Toy Run. Police say the two occupants of the truck and two other motorcyclists were also injured in the collision in Augusta early Sunday afternoon. 25-year-old Aaron White-Sevigny of Windsor and 58-year-old Jamie Gross of Belmont were killed in that crash.
Maine is on track to have a record season for cruise ships this year. The state is expecting 423 ships with more than 380,000 passengers before the fall season ends, 62 more ships than last year. Cruise ship visits to Maine have almost tripled since 2003
It’s now illegal to use lead fishing weights in Maine waters, the result of a new law that hopes to protect loons. Ingesting fishing tackle is the leading cause of death for the birds. The new law bans the use of lead fishing sinkers that measure less than 2-and-a-half inches long or weigh less than an ounce.
Officials with Bowdoin College say a $10 million gift from a California couple will allow the college to expand programs for students who want to study oceans and the environment. The college says Bowdoin parents Philip Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller of Half Moon Bay, California, are making the gift. The money will help the college grow its Coastal Studies Center on Harpswell Sound in Harpswell.
Remembrances will be held around the state today to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Bangor Fire will hold a brief ceremony at 10:00 today at the Main Street station, EMCC will have a Memorial event beginning at 8:30 in Katahdin Hall, and the Holden Fire Department is hosting a blood drive from 9 to 2 at the fire house. The Governor has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff today in remembrance.