You may want to have your tap water tested.The Bangor Water District found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of some homes and buildings.They say the increase is only related to certain places with internal plumbing.The tests show results for “worst case scenario” homes where the plumbing wasn’t used for six to ten hours.
If you’re pressed to make a pie for Thanksgiving or you’d just like some else to do the work, you might want to head to the Airport Mall in Bangor Wednesday.Dozens of homemade desserts will be up for grabs during the United Cerebral Palsy of Maine’s annual pie sale.Most of the pies are $7 each and all of the money goes to UCP.
A couple from Bangor is facing charges after a reported assault in Bangor Monday.Police say 21-year old Bradley Murray threatened a woman with a gun, demanding that the victim and his wife, Amber Murray, stop fighting.Police were called to a home on Patten Street by a woman who says she was attacked by Amber Murray.Bradley Murray was found later that day on Ohio Street and was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and assault.Police say they searched him and found more than 300 pills in his possession, mostly oxycontin.Amber Murray was summoned for assault.
A local healthcare director has been selected as president-elect of a national association.Amy Cotton, Director of Rosscare, is president-elect of the National Gerontological Nursing Association.The group represents more than 1,700 nurses nationally and is dedicated to improving the quality of nursing care given to older adults.Amy will serve one year as president-elect, two years as president and one year as past president.
Monday night city councilors got an update on plans to consolidate Bangor Police Dispatch services.The council gave the go-ahead last month to pursue combining the city’s dispatch with Penobscot County Regional Dispatch.The city pays for services from both of them right now.The goal is to save money while not sacrificing safety.Monday night, councilors heard from Interim City Manager Bob Farrar, about the last couple of meetings with county officials regarding the consolidation.Farrar said that he has met with officials from both Bangor and Penobscot County Dispatches and that they are working out the kinks of combining both centers.Officials are hoping the consolidation will be complete in late 2011, but no date is set in stone.A Bangor Police Dispatcher opposed to that idea can now work to try to overturn the council’s decision.The City Clerk tells us Jim Morrill was given the official paperwork to collect petition signatures from those opposed to combining dispatch services.Morrill has 30 business days, until January 4th, to get a little more than 2,200 signatures.If he’s successful, the issue will go to a city wide vote.
Now that they know how much it will cost, Bangor city leaders talked about how to pay for a new Bangor Arena.A city council workshop Monday featured presentations by two organizations helping to raise money for the project.Last week, the companies charged with designing a new arena and revamping the Civic Center priced out the projects at 80-million dollars.Most of the money would come from Hollywood Slots.Eastern Maine Development Corporation is also trying to line up financial support, along with a group of local business and civic leaders known as friends of the Maine center.The friends say they have been approached by many area business’s who are willing to invest in aspects of the arena, like sky boxes.There will be two public comment sessions regarding the new arena.The first one is Thursday, December 2nd at City Hall.
A stopped vehicle lead to three arrests in Ellsworth for heroin trafficking.State drug agents asked Ellsworth Police to stop a vehicle they believed had been involved in a drug transaction last week.Police say they found six bags of heroin in the vehicle.26-year-old Mark McFarland of Bar Harbor was arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin.Agents and Ellsworth officers then served a search warrant at 26-year-old Nina Wallace’s home.There, they allegedly seized an additional 70 bags of heroin.32-year-old Merton Dube of St.