Superintendent responds to teacher sex charges

Bangor school officials confirm James McHenry is no longer employed by the department.

The math teacher was charged last month with unlawful sexual contact and will appear in court next month.

McHenry is accused of touching the genitals of a minor and officials say it didn't take place at Bangor high school where Mchenry was a teacher.

Bangor superintendent of schools, Betsy Webb released a statement today.

"We are aware of the charge faced by one of our employees.  We are responding by following policies and necessary procedural protocols, including confidentiality of personnel matters, with regards to this situation.  Therefore, there is limited information that I may share at this point. I can confirm that the employee you have inquired about is not currently at Bangor High School. The School Department’s response is guided by our commitment to the safety and well being of students and the school community, and the need to be fair and respectful to all involved parties".

McHenry will make his first court appearance on December 10.

Free Thanksgiving meals

There's no need to spend Thanksgiving alone this year.

There are several organizations offering free holiday meals, including Manna Ministries in Bangor which will serve dinner at the Columbia Street Baptist Church from 11-1:00.

Bill Rae tells us people have donated all the turkeys they need and they have more than enough volunteers tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a free meal will be served at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge from 11-2:00

The Emmaus Shelter in Ellsworth is also serving a turkey dinner.

It will be held at the Riverside Cafe from 12-3:00.

The Belfast Universalist Church will have a meal starting at 1:00.

And a meal will also be served at Mount Blue High School in Farmington fom 12-1:00.

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Cancellations

All state offices will close today at 1:00. The courts will remain open.
 
UMaine Augusta will close at 3:00 and Beal College will close at 1:00
will close at 4 p.m. today.

The Message Church in Bar Harbor cancelling night activities
 
Monroe Club 136 bingo is cancelled.
 
The Bangor Y will be closing at 7:00 and is cancelling the 6:30 aqua zumba class.

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Local Ferguson Demonstration

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Mainers Won't Let Snow Ruin Thanksgiving

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The Wizard of Oz Comes to EMMC

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