The Maine CDC reports 295 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Health officials are calling this a crucial time, as they encourage residents to get vaccinated before the start of tourist season, and possible influx of visitors from out of state. All residents, age 16 and over, will be eligible to get vaccinated, beginning on Wednesday.

A man was arrested on a probation violation after a standoff in Brewer on Saturday. Police originally got a tip of a hostage situation, but determined there was no hostage. Officials had been looking for Nicholas McDonald on an outstanding warrant.

People traveling evenings and nights on State Street in Bangor can expect possible detours as crews work to install a new water main. Construction will start this evening, near the intersection of State and Hancock Streets, and take place between 6 PM and 6 AM. Find a map of the detour plan on the city of Bangor's website.

A group of residents are working to clean up Maine’s rivers by a method called ‘magnet fishing.’ WGME-TV reports that, by lowering a high-powered magnet into the water, they’ve recovered trash, bicycles, scooters, shopping carts, and more from the bottom. Once it’s been removed from the water, they call upon local waste management to dispose of the debris.

The city of Bangor is taking applications for the adopt a garden program. Individuals and groups are encouraged to adopt a garden spot around the city, plant some flowers or shrubs, and then maintain it throughout the summer. Find more information on the Downtown Bangor Facebook page.

Sprague Nursery in Bangor will hold a garden social, later this month, including ice cream, door prizes, and a variety of classes. The classes on Saturday, April 24th will cover topics like succulents, creating a floral arrangement, the world of bees, and more. Find a schedule of events on the Sprague’s Spring Garden Social Facebook page.

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