Bangor, Maine News Update: August 11, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 7 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 25 people who have recovered. So far, nearly 200 thousand people in Maine have been tested for the virus.
A Bangor man says he will contest a criminal trespass warning given to him on Friday by Bangor police while he erased chalked bible verses left in Westmarket Square by members of the Mansion Church. Scott Hall has been following the organization for several years, as they have frequently written what he, and some others, have perceived as hate speech against LGBTQ communities. Bangor Police say the warning was issued because he was allegedly harassing church members and refused to stop.
Drivers are advised of possible traffic delays as a traffic light is replaced at a busy Holden intersection. The project to upgrade the lights at the intersection of Routes 1 and 46 is expected to take three weeks. Officials say, although the delays are expected to be minor, motorists will want to remain alert as they pass through that area.
The AOS 91 school board voted Monday night to move the start date for students from September 1st to the 8th and to begin exclusively with remote learning at least through September 25th. Remote learning will be very different from what it was in the spring, with longer periods and letter grades, among other changes.
An elderly Woolwich man was treated for rabies after being attacked by two foxes. 79-year-old James Collins told WGME he was using a weed whacker in his yard when he had to beat two foxes to death after they knocked him to the ground. Collins lives just outside the city of Bath, where more than a dozen people and animals were attacked by rabid foxes last year.
The federal government is providing 9 million dollars toward the development of a Downeast transit facility which supporters say will make Acadia National Park safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The Federal Transit Administration funds will be used to help finish the next phase of the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton.
More than 4 thousand gallons of bleach is now available to food pantries and other service organizations. State Senator Stacey Guerin worked in partnership with Women in Government, the Good Shepherd Food Bank and the American Chemistry Council to provide the bleach to groups who were struggling to purchase cleaning supplies.