Two Maine fire departments are getting some financial help from the federal government.
Senators King and Collins announced today that $500 thousand dollars will be given to the Bangor Fire Department and Dover Foxcroft Fire and Rescue.
Most of it, more than $498 thousand dollars will help Bangor's fire department fill four firefighter positions.
More than $63 thousand will help Dover's fire department buy protective gear and for an air refill station.
The money is being distributed through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (safer) grant program.
A Bangor man has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a child.
66 year old Herbert Conway was arrested yesterday following an investigation that began last week.
Police say the alleged victim's guardian reported the child disclosed being touched inapropriately by the suspect.
Officials have not reported the age or gender of the victim.
Conway is now charged with unlawful sexual contact.
Bangor police hope to hear from anyone who has had contact with Conway or has information that could assist in the investigation.
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