Bangor City Council Meeting Wrap-Up
It was business as usual at this weeks Bangor City Council meeting on Monday night.A big topic of discussion on this week’s agenda, the revitalization of West Market Square.The first phase of a proposed series of projects is intended to improve the corridor between downtown and the City’s Waterfront.City Councilor David Nealley brought the $800,000 proposal to the table.
Unoccupied House in Waterville was Set on Fire and Has Major Damage
The state fire marshal’s office says a fire at an unoccupied house in Waterville was started by someone, but they don’t know yet if it was an accident or intentional.It happened early Sunday morning on Elm Court.The house has major damage.We’re told it’s owned by a bank and has been empty for about 5 years.The investigation is ongoing.
The American Folk Festival Donations Total $110,000 Dollars with Money Still to be Counted.
Monday was clean up day on the Bangor Waterfront after the American Folk Festival.The 3 day event ended Sunday.Organizers say it brought in thousands of people from throughout the country.So far, we’re told donations from festival goers total $110,000 dollars, and there’s still money to be counted.Festival organizers say they received positive feedback on changes they made from last year.
Authorities Believe To Have Dismantled Meth Lab In Houlton
Police believe they’ve dismantled a meth lab in Houlton.Houlton Police say they were looking for 25-year-old Justin Lincoln on a probation violation last Sunday.They looked at a home on Foxcroft Road.Police say the homeowner gave them permission to search it.They found what they thought was a meth lab and called in the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.Agents removed materials they say can be used to make meth.A few days later, Lincoln was found at the house of 37-year-old Jennifer Cote in Linneus.They were both arrested for drug trafficking.Cote made bail, lincoln remains behind bars.
Three Finalists Named for Teacher of the Year
Two elementary school teachers and one middle school teacher are finalists for the Maine Teacher of the Year.Mary Graziano is a fourth-grade teacher at Hartland Consolidated School.Suzen Polk-Hoffses is a kindergarten teacher at Milbridge Elementary School.
Investigation Begins Into Bucksport Apartment Building Fire
Fire crews from several towns were called out to battle a fire at a 10 unit apartment building in Bucksport yesterday.20 people were displaced…When crews arrived, according to Bucksport Fire Captain Pam Payson, not everyone in the building was accounted for.