Bangor, Maine News Update: April 21, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 430 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. 107 fully-vaccinated Maine residents have contracted COVID-19, something health officials call 'Break-through Cases." Dr. Nirav Shah said, during a media briefing, that this shows the vaccine is working, because 99.9% of fully vaccinated people did not get the virus.
A man suspected of posting a threat on social media that put University of Maine Police on alert and caused officials to cancel a baseball doubleheader has been located safe, in Western Maine. Police had been looking for Afshin Zarachian of New Hampshire since the post went up on Saturday. There’s no word about whether he will face charges.
Maine’s mobile vaccination unit is now located at the Windham Mall, and is offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations, without an appointment. The vaccination unit had to switch last week from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Moderna. Walk-up vaccination appointments are being offered between 1:30 and 4:30 each afternoon through Thursday.
A group of Maine legislators have proposed a bill that would allow a consumer-owned nonprofit corporation to take over state utility services from Central Maine Power and Versant Power. Representative Seth Berry says the bill would allow Pine Tree Power Company to reduce prices and help the state meet its sustainability and clean energy goals.
A Greenville fisherman who lost his wife to cancer is, once again this year, challenging fishermen to donate money, for each fish they catch this summer, with all the money to benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. Last year, Stephen Cole and friends raised about $2,500. Anyone interested in taking part can register on the Champion the Cure Challenge website.
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