Bangor, Maine News Update: April 19, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 363 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and one more person, diagnosed with the virus, who has died. Dr. Nirav Shah announced, over the weekend, that now half of Maine’s eligible population has received at least the first COVID-19 vaccine shot.
University of Maine Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man who’s suspected of making a threat on social media over the weekend. The details of the threat have not been made public, but officials are searching for 20-year-old Afshin Zarechian of New Hampshire, who’s believed to be driving an older model green BMW, with New Hampshire plate RICCH. Anyone who thinks they may have seen him is urged to contact University police.
Old Town Fire Rescue will hold a hiring event on May 1st. Between 10 am and 2 pm, interested applicants are invited to stop by to meet the staff, see the equipment, and have on-site informal interviews. More information is available on the Old Town Fire Rescue Facebook page.
For the second time in a month, the Bangor Police Bomb Squad has responded to a report of a suspicious bag left in a parking lot on Stillwater Avenue. It was around 4:00 Saturday afternoon when officials were called to the parking lot of TD Bank and Mattress Firm, and had to block off the area while they investigated. Ultimately, it was determined the bag did not contain an explosive device.
Bar Harbor residents will receive a community survey in the mail, asking about the cruise ship season and its impact on businesses and residents. The confidential surveys will arrive in plain white envelopes with the town seal. Once they’re filled out, the surveys can be returned in the enclosed postage paid envelope, by Monday, April 26th.
Once again this summer, Downtown Bangor plans to decorate some of its buildings with wheat paste murals. Artists have until May 7th to submit their proposed artwork, within this year’s theme of Unity.
Registration is open for the Don Clark Memorial 5K, which will be held as both an in-person and virtual event on June 5th. Virtual participants can run wherever they’d like, while in-person racers will use the Downeast Sunrise Trail, with all the proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. More information is available on the Facebook page for the Don Clark Memorial 5K.
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