Bangor, Maine News Update: April 2, 2021
Brewer Police are asking for the public’s help locating a local man who was last seen driving aa dark blue Nissan Rogue, heading east in Beddington. Family and friends say Albert Shultz may still be in Washington County, possibly in a wooded area. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Brewer Police Department.
The Maine CDC reports 296 new cases of COVID-19. Governor Mills has accelerated the state’s vaccination schedule, due to an increase in the vaccine shipment next week. Mainers age 16 and over will be eligible for the vaccine on April 7th, a week ahead of the previous timeline.
LifeFlight of Maine has added two new helicopters to their fleet, which can carry more weight, have more room for patient care, and can fly faster than their older models. LifeFlight is used to transport critically ill and injured patients. A virtual celebration to unveil the new aircraft will be held via Facebook live on Thursday, April 15th.
Black bears will soon be waking up from hibernation and looking for food. The Maine Warden Service is offering tips on how to avoid attracting bears to your property. They advise residents to rake up unused birdseed from the ground, remove bird feeders until Autumn, clean grills thoroughly, and keep pet food and trash inside or in fenced areas.
Cancer patients actively in treatment can now get help feeling better about their treatment-related side effects, including hair loss and skin sensitivity. The Beth Wright Cancer Center in Ellsworth is offering the services of a professional hair stylist/cosmetologist, free of charge, to help with makeup application and choosing from a variety of wigs and head coverings.
Healthy Acadia’s 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive kicks off Saturday, with volunteers stationed, from 10 am to 2 pm, outside grocery stores in Ellsworth, Blue Hill, and Bar Harbor between. Last year, the month-long food drive raised more than $37,000.