Hard to believe we’re already talking about this, but one of the first flu clinics of the season is being held in Bangor tomorrow.It takes place at the Spectacular Event Center on the Griffin Road.The clinic is hosted by the Bangor Regional Influenza Collaborative.It runs from 7 am until 7 pm.
If you have prescription drugs you want to get rid of, you can safely throw them out in Bangor this weekend.Unwanted, unused or expired drugs can be dropped off Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at three locations in Bangor–the Griffin Road parking lot of the Airport Mall, Cascade Park, and the lobby of the Bangor Police Station.It’s anonymous and it’s free.There are other drug take back days being held too.
Here’s another chance to hear from all five of the candidates for Governor of Maine.Independents Eliot Cutler, Kevin Scott and Shawn Moody, Republican Paul Lepage and Democrat Libby Mitchell will debate at Jewett Hall on the University of Maine at Augusta Campus Saturday Night.The debate starts at 8.
State Health Officials wants bats captured in Lincoln tested for rabies.Last week, a bat caught in Lincoln tested positive for the disease.Town officials urge residents to take their pets to the vet if they have any strange wounds.Folks are being told to keep clear of wild animals and to report animals acting strangely.
There’s a birthday celebration taking place Friday night that kids won’t want to miss.The Raising Readers Program has given more than a million books to Maine children over the last ten years and they’ll be celebrating that milestone at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.There will be three Maine authors on hand to talk with the children, give autographs or even draw some illustrations.Raising Readers promotes reading aloud to children from birth to 5 years.They provide family practice and pediatric providers with books to give children at well visits.Program Coordinator, Kate Bartley says the event will be fun for all.” It’s such a unique opportunity for Maine kids to have the chance to meet folks just like them that live in Maine, that illustrate and write the books these kids read.”The event is free for all and goes from five to seven Friday night.
The Perkins Bridge in Belfast is getting an upgrade.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the bridge is being built with technology developed at the University of Maine.The Perkins Bridge in Belfast has been carrying motorists across it since 1921.It’s been deteriorating, which has forced the state to consider a more durable option.”The bridge is being reconstructed using technology called bridge in a backpack.
A man from Lubec is under arrest following a home invasion that left a man in the hospital.Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith says 25-year-old Dylan Lord is charged with robbery, burglary and theft.Lord is being held at the Washington County Jail in Machias on $100,000 bail.Deputies responded to a report of a home break-in in Lubec around 1:45 Thursday morning.The victim reported two men entered the home, tied him up, held him at gunpoint and beat him.He says they made off with some money and medication.Authorities say the victim was taken to Down East Community Hospital in Machias where he is being treated for serious injuries.Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 255-4422.
Bangor Police have summonsed two men for Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry Act.Police say 28-year old Eric Hasenbank, formerly of Alton, was found not to be residing at 179 Indiana Avenue in Bangor since at least June of this year.65-year old Wallace Moran also reported the same address, but was found not to be residing there since at least September 6th.This is a first offense for Hasenbank, and Moran’s third offense.
A Bangor woman who admitted to sexually abusing a man, then burning him with hot water while he was passed out, will be sentenced tomorrow.27-year old Laura Smith pleaded guilty last June to aggravated assault and gross sexual assault.Police say her 43-year old victim suffered burns on his back, a broken ankle, and a perforated bowel.He told police he awoke with injuries after getting drunk at a party last November.
A journalist who’s covered Mexico’s drug wars, will receive Colby College’s 2010 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.Alfredo Corchado serves as Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News.Corchado says he’ll accept the award Sunday in memory of his courageous Mexican colleagues and “dedicate it to those who continue to risk their lives to document one of the most important stories of our time.”